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Julian

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Peaceful, secluded rural villa with pool, nestled in olive groves near Almogía

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Almogía - Secluded villa, heated pool.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5, private pool, terrace, BBQ, ping-pong table.

Casa Los Algarrobos is the ideal spot to sit and enjoy tranquility and seclusion. An intimate dining area, two large terraces and shady spots to enjoy a good book. Spend some time on one of the many sun loungers on the large private terrace surrounding the heated pool, or walk among olive, almond and carob trees in the 5 acres of grounds. The house faces south, so you will get the sun all day long. The front, covered terrace is like an additional room for relaxing and dining - a great place to enjoy the uninterrupted views to the hills beyond and to spend time with friends over a long lazy meal or a bottle of wine. Accessed from outside, up a spiral staircase, is the turret room which is the 3rd bedroom. Kids and teenagers love this. The pool is 8mx4m and ranges from 1-2 metres in depth. Outside in the garden is a separate stone BBQ, well equipped with a large serving area. Fast internet broadband and Wifi are available if you need to keep in touch with home.

Located in a tranquil spot at the end of a rural track, 8 minutes from the main road, Casa Los Algarrobos is a private haven of quiet where you can relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is such a peaceful setting, the stillness only broken by birdsong or the chiming of goat bells far away on the opposite hillside, as they are led home in the evening. Cool off in the private pool or top up your tan on one of terraces. Take some shade under one of the umbrellas or chill out on the comfy chairs on the covered terrace if the Andalucían sun is too hot. Spend long summer nights eating alfresco and, when the sun finally goes down, lie back on one of the sun-loungers and marvel at the Milky Way turning above and try to spot meteors. Light pollution is almost non-existent here and it's great for star-gazing. The property is a lovely bright modern south-facing house, with a covered terrace (where you may be tempted to spend most of your time). There is an awning on the terrace so you can adjust the amount of sun you get. The main part of the house has 2 bedrooms; a master bedroom with double bed and an ensuite with shower, and a twin-bedded room. There is plenty of cupboard space. The third bedroom is up in the turret and is accessed via a spiral staircase on the outside of the house. This is not therefore recommended for small children or anyone who might struggle with a spiral staircase. Anyone sleeping in the turret room would need to re-enter the main part of the house to use the bathroom. This usually appeals to teenagers or older children who do not need supervision. There is a TV and DVD player in the turret room.

Most of the rooms in the house are fitted with external shutters which are extremely good at shutting out the light. If you want to have a lie-in and not get woken by the beams of sunlight, you can close the shutters completely and it

will be almost pitch black. All the bedroom windows are fitted with screens to prevent mosquitoes and other insects flying in.

Satellite TV is available with free-to-air channels in English, French, Dutch, German, etc.The DVD player in the lounge accepts USB connections from iPods, for example. So you can play music through the TV.

The villa is equipped to a very high standard with the following amenities/facilities.

Cooking is by gas hob and electric oven. All electricity and gas for heating and cooking is included. There is a microwave, toaster, cafetiere and kettle available.

Most rooms have ceiling fans. For those holidaying during the winter months, heating is by electric radiators, free-standing radiators and a wood burning stove (logs can be purchased from us). Electric blankets are also available to ensure you are comfortably warm overnight.

Plenty of parking space is available. There is a large carport which will accommodate a large vehicle like a motor home and keep it cool. There is also space for another two cars.

All bed linen and towels (including pool towels) are provided and are changed weekly. The villa is cleaned to a high standard for your arrival.

The pool can be heated for your arrival, at a small additional daily cost.

A hair-dryer and an iron/ironing board are available for use by guests.

We provide a welcome pack of milk, bread, butter, water, tea bags, coffee, butter, jam, eggs, fruit juice and a bottle of wine for holidays of one week or more.

A travel cot and high chair are available at a small extra cost for baby or small child. Please specify this when you book.

Almogía, Antequera, Málaga, Andalucía

Andalucía is one of the most beautiful areas of Europe, and was immortalized by Ernest Hemingway. The region is quintessentially Spanish; think flamenco, guitars, sherry, olives, cured hams, week-long fiestas, bullfights, whitewashed houses clinging to the hillside, ruined castles and you'll get the picture. This is a land rich with the legacies of the Moors and the Romans, among many other invaders, all of whom have left their mark on the culture and landscape of this specular region. Famous Andalucians include Pablo Picasso, Antonio Banderas and Miguel Jiménez, all of whom were born in Málaga.

Almogía loves to celebrate all things that rural life has to offer and there are regular fiestas and feria throughout the year. They celebrate the coming of summer, the goat (wonderful cheese and puddings made from goats milk etc.), the almond harvest, Easter and of course the week long summer Feria to name just a few. Almogía is about 10 minutes drive from the house. To the north of Almogía, a 20 minute drive brings you to the larger village of Villanueva de la Concepción, where you will find many more restaurants and bars.

The house is ideally situated as a base for outdoor activities, sight-seeing, shopping, night-life and the beaches of the Costa del Sol. To the north and west you'll find such attractions as; the El Torcal mountain - where you can hike

among the haunting rock formations, Laguna Fuente de Piedra - wetlands incorporating a 13km² salt water lake and home to the largest concentration of breeding pairs of flamingos in Europe, the Lobo Park - 100,000m² of woodland where you can get into close contact with native Iberian wolves, European wolves, Timber wolves from Canada and Tundra wolves from Alaska.

The historic town of Antequera is a 40 minute drive away, along an impressive route skirting El Torcal with fantastic views. Antequera has a bullring, pretty streets and pavement cafes, where you can eat well and cheaply. There is a relatively new shopping centre (La Veronica) just outside town for the shopaholics.

Ardales and the Embalses (lakes) are a short drive away (45 minutes), where you can swim in the turquoise waters, surrounded by pinewoods, on small private beaches away from the crowds. If you're feeling more energetic there are canoes, kayaks and paddle-boats ('waterbikes') for hire. You can fish here too.

The whitewashed village of Valle de Abdalajís is the Andalucían 'flying capital' and you can organise many activities such as paragliding, hang-gliding, mountain-biking, rock-climbing and horse-riding. About 30 minutes away.

To the south are Malaga, Marbella and Puerto Banus. Here there are many fine beaches and, being a large city, Málaga offers enticing shopping opportunities, cultural attractions and buzzing night-life, beautiful parks and great architecture, as well as a football team currently playing in La Liga, the Spanish premier league.

There is a large Aqualand water park in Torremolinos (35 minutes) and an active Sea-Life Marine Park just down the coast in Benalmádena (40 minutes).

Further afield, it is possible to take day trips to Ronda, Granada, Sevilla and Córdoba.

Ronda is worth making the effort to visit. The old town retains its historic charm, and the area is famous for its dramatic escarpments and and views of the Serranía de Ronda mountains. Most impressive is the 18th century Puente Nuevo (new bridge), which straddles the deep gorge carved out by the river Guadalevín 100m below. Also recommended is the Palacio Mondragón, with the remains of its exquisite miniature water gardens dating from its time as a Moorish palace. Ronda is about 90 minutes away.

Essential viewing in Granada (only 90 minutes away on a good road) is the Alhambra Palace - built for muslim rulers in the 14th century, this unique palace/fortress is the finest example of Moorish architecture in Europe, if not the world. Don't miss the Generalife gardens and the views of the Sierra Nevadas!

Other destinations you should consider for excursions are the major cities of Sevilla and Córdoba (2.5 and 1.5 hours away respectively). Sevilla is the capital of Andalucía, the home of Carmen and rightly famous for the length and exuberance of its festivals. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, it is home to the most famous bullring in the world and of course the 'tapeo' - the home of tapas. Must-see attractions are the Plaza España the Alcázar (castle) and if you have time, the cathedral and Giralda tower. Unmissable sights in Córdoba include the Mezquita, a quite beautiful former mosque built by the Moors, and the Palacio Municipal.

The Sierra Nevada mountains are just 2hrs away. In winter months the skiing resorts are open from November to April, while in summer, kayaking and white-water rafting are available. Golfers are well catered for, with the spectacular 18 hole Antequera Golf and a par 72 course designed by Seve Ballesteros in Alhaurín el Grande, both about 40 mins away.

The area is also home to many species of birds, with Golden eagles and Egyptian and Griffon vultures in the mountains and other predators can be spotted in lowland forests including red kites, buzzards and kestrels. The golden oriole can be seen in orchards during the summer, and we have seen owls and woodpeckers and many other smaller species locally.

The quality of the light, the colours, flora and fauna, architecture and scenery combine to make Andalucía pretty much an ideal place for the artist and photographer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julian (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Julian

We are a couple in our 50's with grown-up children who have flown from the nest.

Our frequent visits to this tranquil bolt hole is a great solace to us and we enjoy the opportunity to escape the rat race of busy working lives.

We also love sharing it with friends, family and guests as it is a shame to leave it unoccupied.

Kelly & Geoff look after the house, pool and occupants with a non-intrusive thoroughness and are always helpful should you have a query.

Why Julian chose Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

Location, location, location!

What makes this house unique

Heated pool (small charge), space for guests to chill out or use as a base for walking, cycling, sightseeing visits to Torcal, El Chorro, Sevilla, Ronda, Córdoba, Granada and Málaga.

Beach days to Málaga, Fuengirola on the south coast are easily within driving distance. You will be loath to leave the peace and quiet of the house itself and its views by day and stars by night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Casa los Algarrobos and a very good rest, we were able to read some good books and eat yummy food.



We couldn't find any Champagne flutes or a garlic crusher. Other than that the kitchen was very well stocked. [NOW PROVIDED]



Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful holiday home with us. Your house is beautiful & the location perfect and we are really enjoying the weather. The bed is so comfortable. We had a much needed rest from the daily rat race.



With very best wishes

Kelly & Mark
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
Peaceful, secluded rural villa with pool, nestled in olive groves near Almogía
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 17 reviews
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a blissful time in this perfect retreat. The house has everything you need and even on the couple of rainy days we just lit the log burner and chilled out with the rom coms.

The road to the villa is not tarmaced but very easy to negotiate. Supermarket and restaurant nearby. The pool is lovely and sitting on the verandah listening to the birds and goats a real pleasure. Kelly is very helpful and the owners are great. Lovely clean well presented house, will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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An oasis in a beautiful part of Spain

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week here in October and fell in love with the house and its surroundings. Because the house is quite isolated, you can literally just sit and do nothing except admire the view and listen to absolute silence. We spent a lot of time doing just that!

The grounds of the house are well laid out, so eating outdoors was always a nice experience – the kitchen had everything we needed so we just stocked up at the supermarkets and cooked our own meals, either indoors or on the barbecue.

There’s also a table tennis area tucked away at the bottom of the grounds.

The pay-off for being secluded is that the house is only reachable down a single dirt track, about 2km off the main road. We were initially apprehensive about having a sheer drop on one side of us but got used to it by the end. In fairness, we didn’t meet any cars the other way the whole time we were there! The roads themselves are fine – wide enough for two cars to pass and in good condition.

The house is so nice that we could easily have spent all our time there. However, there are plenty of things to see and this is a part of Spain that we didn’t know at all and enjoyed discovering. The mountains are hugely impressive, as is the area’s Lake District.

The owners of the house were helpful and friendly and happy to answer the many questions we asked.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Great view and pool

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the villa, enjoying the view, a really nice swimming pool and the beatifull nature. It was very clean and the kitchen was well equipped. There is enough to do in the neighborhood and a supermarket and restaurants are nearby. The only thing we thought the villa missed was airco. In the summer we think it gets to hot in the bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Serene Mountainside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely, well maintained mountainside villa north of the village of Almogia. We lived outside by the pool and on the veranda until midnight usually and enjoyed a constant cool breeze. Great place to unwind and escape the busy world. Only minor drawbacks - twins beds in 2nd bedroom and no bathroom for turret bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Well equiped villa with pool and beautifull view

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in this villa close to the white village of Almogia. The villa is well equiped and maintained and lies in a very quiet environment in a valley just East of Almogia, with great views on the mountains. It is 10 minutes from Almogia by car. Part of the road to the villa is a well kept unpaved road which is easy to drive. We got most of our groceries from the Dia supermarket in Almogia, fresh bread all day and friendly service. Malaga is 45 minutes by car, as is the airport.

The owners provide a very good route description from the airport to the house, you can't go wrong. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Magical, beautiful, perfect holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this luxury villa.

It has everything that you could possibly need/want and more. The location is secluded and peaceful, yet only a short drive to local amenities. My family and I (consisting of adults, children and older teenagers) were blown away by the panoramic views from the garden/pool area.

I would highly recommend this villa to all age groups. It was immaculately clean, very well maintained and offered luxurious accommodation.

The owners are lovely people and very helpful, as are their maintenance team.

There are lots of things to see and do in the local area however our favourite days were spent soaking up the sun around the swimming pool by day and stargazing by night!

A true holiday - blissful perfection - treasured memories.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Almogía
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antequera Golf
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
El Chaparral
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Almogía
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Málaga
Car: necessary

Peaceful, secluded rural villa retreat, a haven nestled among 5 acres of private olive and almond groves near Almogía in the hills north of Málaga. Ideal as a base for outdoor activities such as walking, mountain-biking, rock-climbing, paragliding, fishing and canoeing. Tour nearby El Chorro gorge and Ardales lakes, and swim in clear turquoise waters. Go hiking among eerie rock formations on El Torcal mountain. Take day trips to historic Ronda, the Alhambra palace at Granada, Plaza España in Sevilla and the Mezquita in Córdoba. In winter months the skiing resorts of Sierra Nevada are just 2hrs away. Enjoy shopping and night-life in Málaga and Marbella. Beautiful Costa del Sol beaches are only 40mins drive. Golfers are well catered for, with the spectacular 18 hole Antequera Golf and a par 72 course designed by Seve Ballesteros in Alhaurín el Grande, both about 40 mins away.

Too much activity? Then just chill out by the private pool, relax and enjoy the tranquility, the views and the birdsong, where you can remain undisturbed until you choose to venture back out into the world. The privacy also makes this house the ideal naturist retreat. At night the house is ideally suited to star gazing, situated as it is in an area unpolluted by electric lights.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Almogía, Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
26 Jun 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Autumn 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
£850
 
 
Winter 2016
23 Oct 2016 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
Trevor
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Peak 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,155
for 7 nights
£1,155
 
 
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£630
 
 
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4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
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£100
£630
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Prices shown are in £sterling per week for the property.

All taxes are included.

We accept £ sterling by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almogía in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 126 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family Bathroom - Shower over bath, Toilet, Bidet, Sink Ensuite Bathroom - Shower Enclosure, Toilet, Hair dryer, Shaving mirror
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The master bedroom has a large double bed (with a very comfortable Tempur mattress) and an ensuite with shower and WC. There are double wardrobes and a chest of drawers for your clothing. The second bedroom has two single beds and a wardrobe. The third bedroom is up in the turret and is accessed via a spiral staircase on the outside of the house. This is especially suited to teenagers or older children who do not need supervision, as anyone sleeping in the turret room would need to re-enter the main part of the house to use the bathroom. There is a TV and DVD player in the turret room, and a clothes rack and chest of drawers. The master and second bedrooms are fitted with external shutters which are extremely good at shutting out the light. If you want to have a lie-in and not get woken by the beams of sunlight, you can close the shutters completely and it will be almost pitch black. The bedroom windows are fitted with screens to prevent mosquitoes and other insects flying in.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house faces south and the rooms feel bright and airy. The covered terrace is where you may spend most of your time, where there is a comfortable sofa, chairs and tables. There is an awning on the terrace so you can adjust the amount of sun you get. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard, with ample cutlery, crockery and Le Creuset pans for cooking. Plenty of cupboard space is available should you wish to do a big shop and spend more time by the pool. Cooking is by gas hob and electric oven. There is a microwave, toaster, cafetiere and kettle available. The south-facing lounge features a large log-burning stove and two comfortable leather sofas, satellite TV and DVD player, and a selection of family games.

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