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Charming Old Townhouse In Alora, Malaga, Andalucia

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhouse with Large Plunge Pool, Roof Terrace, Balcony, Large Plasma and WIFI

Beautifully restored old townhouse with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 7) within a 5 minute walk of the historic town of Alora where there are plenty of Spanish town and shops.

Alora was featured in C4's 'Place in the Sun' in February 2016 as an ideal place to buy a property due it's history, location, Spanish culture and amenities.

Kitchen: New, fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle and juicer.

Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Ipod / iphone music dock.

Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40 inch wall mounted TV with access to UK TV, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, BT Sports and Netflix. Unlimited Wifi. 2 large sofas, one of which is a double pull out sofa bed and a foot stool.

Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer and all cleaning essentials provided. Other useful items including pushchair, beach equipment (inflatables, parasol) etc.

Bedroom 1 with double bed, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, large balcony with table and chairs overlooking the mountain views.

Bedroom 2 with double bed, ceiling fan, plenty of furniture and wardrobe. Views to the front of the house.

Bedroom 3 with single bed (travel cot / child's sleeping bars are also available) and ceiling fan.

En-suite bathroom from Bedroom 1 with walk in power shower and hair dryer.

Double sofa bed in lounge that can sleep an additional 2 people.

Bathrooms: Bathroom 1 with full size bath and shower over.

Other: Travel cot, high chair, child's bed guard, boxes of toys, beach toys and children's books. House well stocked for toddlers and children as we have 2 young boys ourselves.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen provided. Extra maid services can be arranged if required - call Nanci to arrange.

A welcome pack containing essential food and household items is provided to all our guests in case you arrive late and miss the supermarket.

Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove, garden, oven, fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine /ironing board, Internet WIFI, TV, room fans, ceiling fans, travel cot, high chair, 2 brick barbecue areas, private plunge pool (for sole use of guests), balcony, large roof terrace, back terrace area, outdoor seating, 2 double hammocks, sun loungers.

Suitability: all children very welcome.

Location Type: mountain town.

Outside:

Large roof terrace with covered area and outdoor kitchen. 2 double hammocks, traditional brick BBQ and variety of garden furniture, cooking area and fridge freezer. Fabulous mountain and valley views.

Large balcony off the master bedroom with outside seating and table. Stunning views over the town and mountains.

Private back patio area with outside seating area, 2 sun loungers, brick barbecue, under cover seating area for outdoor eating. There is also a large plunge pool (not heated and is suitable for use May - Oct).

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches to Alora are Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos all of which take 30 mins by car and 35 mins by train. Torremolinos is perfect for kids as you can park on the main promenade at no charge. Marbella and Puerto Banus beaches are also great but parking is typically 10 euros for the day in the main underground car parks and take approx 40 mins to get to. If you fancy going further afield, the infamous Trocadero beach in Marbella is within a 45-50 minute drive and has a beautiful restaurant/bar, kids club, climbing frame, free parking and toilet/shower facilities - perfect for enjoying the beach in luxury!

Cycling: Perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Bikes can be hired from Malaga or there is a fantastically stocked bike shop in Alora, which is just a 5 minute walk away from the house. It has bikes for hire and they also do repairs etc. English speaking, they are a fountain of knowledge and can suggest some great cycle routes in the area. Most of our guests take advantage of the scenic route up to the El Chorro lakes, where the finish of the La Vuelta race in August 2015 was. The race actually went through Alora and ended up at El Chorro and so this route is particularly well suited for those cycling enthusiasts.

Golf:

There are some fabulous golf courses nearby – Lauro Golf, a 27 hole golf course and Alhaurin Gold, a 36 hole golf course are both 30 mins drive away.

Skiing:

2 hours drive from the skiing resort of Sierra Nevada. Granada is also worth a stop over.

Travel:

Malaga Airport is 30-35 minute drive or 45 mins by train. Car hire is not essential as Alora has a very good train and bus service. Although we now always hire a small car as there are so many places to visit locally. Go to our website for further information on local activities and more pictures of the house.

Airport collection is also available upon request and provides a seamless transition from the airport to your accommodation. Jerry & Viv (our parents) will pick you up for 60 euros, whatever the time.

Distances:

El Chorro and the lakes - 25 mins

Malaga airport - 30-35 mins

Malaga City - 35 mins

Churianna, Malaga and Torremolinos beaches - 30 mins

Marbella - 45 mins

Trocadero beach, Marbella - 45- 50 mins

Puerto Banus - 45 mins

Gibraltar - 2 hrs

Sierra Nevada - 2 hrs

Nerja - 1 hr 10 mins

Alora has a large fully stocked supermarket, a modern sports and leisure complex and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool which is open throughout the summer months (June, July, August and the first week in September).

There is also a great pool/bar/restaurant (El Mirador) in the barriada (5 minute drive away) which serves delicious paella, has a fantastic pool area with superb views of Alora and the surrounding El Hacho hills.

Out of these months there is an indoor swimming pool which has been recently refurbished in Pizzarra a nearby town (10 mins drive).

Unlimited Wifi is provided to help keep in touch with the world and to avoid costly data charges on your smartphones. The Wifi WEP key is underneath the router in the front room for easy connection to all devices that you bring and is signposted on table under TV.

More Details

Property Manager
Georgina Hodge
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Georgina Hodge

We bought 35 Calle Malaga in 2006 for many reasons including the fact that our parents also live in the same town. This meant that we could combine holidays with seeing family which is even more special now that we have 2 young boys.

When we decided to rent our home out to holiday makers, the fact that our parents lived nearby made it an easy process for us as they are always on hand to help out and make sure all our holiday makers have a great time.

Georgina Hodge purchased this house in 2006

Why Georgina Hodge chose Álora

The traditional nature of the property and it's old, unique features made us fall in love with the property straight away - even though the back half of the house was in ruin. It took us 18 months of hard labour to build/extend the house and to furnish it to what it is today. It was a true labour of love and we are thrilled with the results. Our holidays there are very special and our boys love it too.

What makes this house unique

We've managed to combine the authenticity of an ancient, traditional, Spanish town house with all the mod cons that everyone needs to enjoy a chilled out holiday. This includes WIFI, flat screen TV with English channels SKY Sports / Movies, harmon kardon bluetooth speaker, dishwasher, washing machine, nespresso coffee maker, 2 barbecue areas, sun loungers and 2 double hammocks for the ultimate in relaxation!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Álora in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite off master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 with full size bath and shower over. En-suite bathroom with modern walk in power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Front room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa turns into double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, balcony with mountain views and hair-dryer Bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed (travel cot / child's sleeping bars are also available) Bedroom 3 with single bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Double sofa bed in lounge
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen: fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle and nespresso coffee machine Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Harmon Kardon bluetooth speaker Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, clothes airer and cleaning essentials. Other useful items including, beach equipment (inflatables and parasol) Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40inch wall mounted TV, UK channels, Sky Cinema / Sports, BT Sports and internet apps, books and Unlimited wifi. It has 2 large sofas, one of which is a double pull out sofa bed and foot stool Other: Travel cot, high chair, child's bed guard, boxes of toys and children's books. House well stocked for toddlers as we have 2 boys ourselves. Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: Towels and linen provided. Extra maid services can be arranged if required

Reviews

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average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in Casa Malaga. It was spotlessly clean with everything you need to make it perfect. The hammocks were a lovely touch, and swinging on them in the evening with a cold beer and looking over the marvellous view was a highlight. Thank you for letting us share your home with us. We will certainly be returning again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so pleased you all had a top time
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5

Lovely house in beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

House was lovely, especially the roof terrace with the huge hammocks to sunbathe during the day and star gaze at night.

So close to all the amenities of the beautiful town ... and it’s so cheap to eat and drink out which was a bonus.

Will definitely be booking again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa Malaga

  • 5 of 5

It was great. Had a super break. The roof terrace will stay with me for ever

Adrian R Pritchard

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that. Lots of happy (and hazy :)!) memories are made up there! Thanks Georgina and Mat
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5

A lovely home from home with a lovely roof terrace

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home from home, we have stayed twice before. We especially love the roof terrace and now our kids are older we have breakfast and evening meals up there and take in the amazing views. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That’s great to hear. Delighted you and your family had another fab holiday Cheers Mat and Georgina
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3

could be better

  • 3 of 5

The cockroaches were a real problem particularly in the fridge and throughout the kitchen.

The cleaning of the property could have been of a higher standard. e.g. plates pots were not cleaned properly!

The television did not offer any English speaking programs.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you of taking the time out to explain the issues you encountered on your holiday. We would like to apologise for this and assure you that we will be doing everything we can to sort these problems out as soon as possible. Regarding the cockroaches, unfortunately this is part of village life in Spain, especially an old, traditional town like Alora. However, we understand that this is not acceptable and will source professional help immediately. With regards to your second comment about the cleaning, I have been in touch with our cleaner and have asked her to do a deep clean of all kitchen utensils, units, drawers and fridge. Unfortunately with holiday homes, we are somewhat reliant on how the previous guests have left the property however will now ensure that the cleaner checks the kitchen thoroughly as part of the changeover process. The issue with the english TV channels has since been rectified with the installation of a brand new media box allowing guests to view english channels. I hope that this explanation goes someway to improving your perception of our beautiful holiday home. I can assure that in the 10 years that we have been renting this property we have never received less than 4 stars or a review with negative comments. Many thanks and best wishes. Mat and Georgina
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5

Great well equipped home and ideal base for exploring the region.

  • 5 of 5

Great home and thoughtfully done. Nice roof terrace and living areas. Very convenient to drive and park; near the highway and decent roads to explore further afield. Town very pleasant, not particularly touristy and mediocre restaurants. Well equipped kitchen, bbq and outdoor terraces making eating at home a joy.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a fabulous time Cheers Mat and Georgina
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Plaza in the Old Square
Nearest Ferry
41 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Alhaurin
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Alora
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
De Knas in the top Square
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Sierra Nevadas
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Churriana
Car: recommended

Our beautifully restored Andalucian town house is hundreds of years old and is situated on a row of typical Spanish dwellings in the very old town of Alora. It has a comforting 'home from home' feel with a modern appearance and cosy ambiance set amongst traditional Spanish surroundings.

Alora was featured in C4's 'Place in the Sun' in February 2016 as an ideal place to buy a property due it's history, location, Spanish culture and amenities.

The house is less than 5 minutes walk to Alora, a traditional Spanish whitewashed village sitting on top of the El Hacho hills. It has narrow, winding cobbled streets lined with lemon trees and crammed with shops, restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

It is also within 15 minutes walk of an outdoor swimming pool which is open throughout the summer months and is a 5 minute drive away from a pool/bar/restaurant in the barriada with stunning views up to Alora and the old castle.

The house is within easy reach of Alora train station with a direct line to Malaga (and coastal resorts). Malaga airport and Churianna beach are only 25 minute drive away and the well known Trocadero beach in Marbella is 45 minutes by car.

Alora is very popular with walkers and climbers as it is only 20 minutes from the beautiful Andalucian Lake District called El Chorro – famous for its beautiful lakes, rock and gorge climbing and perfect for swimming, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, walking, sailing and fishing. You can also hire canoes, paddle boards and pedaloes on the lake side.

In August 2015, the famous Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) cycling race went twice through Alora lining the streets with people who watched hundreds of cyclists go past. The race finished in El Chorro, a 20 minute drive away from Alora. Amazing roads for cycling and the views are spectacular.

The infamous Trocadero beach in Marbella is 45-50 minutes away in the car. The drive to Trocadero flies by as you sit back and enjoy the beautiful Spanish scenery and sea views. It is such a great place to chill out and enjoy a glass of wine on the beach in pure luxury! The kids love it especially with the climbing frame and kids club to keep them well occupied.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Álora, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017/18
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£257
for 3 nights
£600
 
 
Winter 2018/19
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Fully flexible on change over day - whatever suits you best for flights etc. Happy to consider short breaks

Arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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