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Georgina Hodge

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French

Charming Old Townhouse In Alora, Malaga, Andalucia

7 Reviews
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Álora - Casa Del Malaga, Calle Malaga

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 and various other apps. Unlimited Wifi with UK VPN enabled at router (i.e. if you use your own devices in Spain they will think you are in UK and so can access Sky Go etc). 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 TV, room fans, ceiling fans, travel cot, high chair, 2 barbecue areas, private 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Georgina Hodge (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French

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 Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

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, dishwasher, washing machine, 2 barbecue areas, sun loungers and 2 double hammocks for the ultimate in relaxation!

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Old Townhouse In Alora, Malaga, Andalucia
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Lovely house in Andalucia

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the house in Alora. The property was clean and comfortable and the kitchen is great. The bedrooms were great, what we especially loved were the balcony on the master bedroom and the fantastic roof terrace. We loved the area and spent quite a lot of time at the lakes out at El Chorro and the beaches between Malaga and Torremolinos. Ronda is also well worth a visit, only about an hour's drive.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such a wonderful time. There is so much to do in the area and pleased you were able to get to Rhonda. The roof terrace is a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and a BBQ......
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Sunny stay in Casa Malaga, Alora

  • 4 of 5

Casa Malaga is a beautifully renovated property. It's spacious, in a great location in town, and the views are amazing. The roof terrace is absolutely perfect for evening meals, sunny breakfasts and sunbathing all day. The bedrooms are all very nice. We had the one with the little terrace which was gorgeous. Bathrooms are also very well done, and the kitchen is fitted out with all the bits and pieces you'll need. Alora is a great little town, perfect for trips to Malaga and the beach, El Chorro or the countryside. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much glad you had a wonderful stay.
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5

Super holiday, glorious house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Well then! We all really, really enjoyed our stay in Alora. The property is just fantastic with plenty of space, a great top floor with perfectly located beer fridge and brilliant views over them there hills.

The plunge pool was a huge hit with the kids (aged 7 and 10).

Overall the Townhouse is well situated, clean, full of the mod cons we're all used to at home within easy reach of the beaches and lakes which are a must visit.

Ade, Cath, Sophie and Ben xx

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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5

A welcoming home from home.

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely, very clean and well maintained. All the comforts of home with some wonderful features. Everyone enjoyed the roof terrace with its beautiful views and the kids loved the pool. A great base from which to explore the lakes and the coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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5

Fantastic house, views and location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well equipped and very clean house.

Fantastic facilities with great out door areas - one off the kitchen where we spent our time as a family relaxing on the loungers and the occasional well needed dip in the pool, and the impressive roof terrace where we spent most evenings. The views from the roof terrace are just beautiful and we spent many a nights on the double hammocks star gazing.

Location wise - it was fantastic, a short walk through the traditional, narrow streets to both the old town and the new town which had plenty of lovely bars and restaurants - all authentic which was nice. The other fantastic part of going out for for something to eat was that everything was so cheap! - for the first time in many years, we came back from our holiday with spare Euros because we couldn't spend enough!

The owners of the property - Georgina and Mat really went out of their way to accommodate our wishes and make sure we had an enjoyable stay. Viv and Gerry, their parents live in Alora so it was reassuring that someone was there if we needed anything and they gave us some great local tips of where to eat out and visit.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so much so, we have booked again for next year and we would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What wonderful feedback. Thank you very much for your kind words. We really enjoy helping other people have the holiday they wish for and it's nice to hear that we achieve this. We look forward to welcoming you back again later on in the year.
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Great stay at the Alora House

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Alora and this was our second stay there!! The village is very quaint and has so many friendly people, George and Matt (owners) have made it even easier as they have friends in many of the bars. All these people looked after us really well.

The villa is great for chilling as the rooftop hammocks allow you to chill and when it gets a bit too hot we were able to walk to the outside pool that is only 10 minutes away. It is great for sunbathing and you can have the odd dip if you feel.

The house has everything you need in the kitchen and all the rooms are well kitted out and done to an excellant standard. Barbecues on the roof terrace are the best as you can chill whilst cooking and there is also a fridge there saving you any trips back to the kitchen!!

If you want a chilled holiday but still able to drive to nearby beaches I would recommend this as a great break

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Alora is a very friendly place and are especially kind to children. That is why we go at least two or three times a year to relax and escape the rat race and the terrible British weather. A true home from home for us and hopefully for everyone else who stays there. Mat, Georgina, Jamon and Jonty
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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 Motorway
5 Kilometres
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, Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
£495
 
 
Winter 2016/17
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£169
for 3 nights
£395
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
£450
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
£495
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Easter, Christmas and New Year £495 per week

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

Non refundable deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking along with refundable security deposit. The final balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Manager'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 Álora in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
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 ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 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 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Front room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa turns into double bed
  • Bedroom 1 with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom, balcony with mountain views and hair-dryer Bedroom 2 with double 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
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children 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: Brand new, fully fitted kitchen with integrated cooker and fridge/freezer, fan assisted oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster, kettle, juicer and coffee grinder Large dining room area with table to seat 8 people. Ipod / iphone music dock. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, hoover, clothes airer and cleaning essentials. Other useful items including pushchair, beach equipment (inflatables and parasol) Living Rooms: Large lounge with traditional fireplace, cosy fire, 40inch wall mounted TV, UK channels 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

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