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Luxurious villa in a peaceful location fully equipped for a holiday in comfort

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Quiet & private - beautiful area - free wi-fi - only 3 km from the village

Tastefully decorated and finished with luxury touches, Cortijo Masmuda is a charming home away from home where every detail has been incorporated to provide a very comfortable holiday spot with all modern conveniences included. The villa is spacious (+220 m²) and features a very well equipped kitchen where you will find everything that you need to prepare a sumptuous dinner.

Set in a subtropical garden on a gentle hillside and surrounded by mountains and beautiful nature, the location is very quiet and private.

Outside you can relax and enjoy the scenery from the comfortable loungers that you will find on the large terrace around the villa.

The outdoor kitchen with BBQ allows you to breakfast or dinner 'al fresco' around a large stone table.

The private swimming pool with pool house and outdoor shower has a terrace with comfortable sun beds, large parasols, side tables and lovely views.

Located just 3 km from the charming white village of Canillas de Aceituno where you will not only find bars and good restaurants to while away a few hours but also bakeries, a butcher, small supermarkets and greengrocers so all your self-catering needs can be met locally. In this authentic village with Moorish roots you will also find an ATM, a pharmacy, a doctor, a dentist etc.

Only 1 hour from Málaga Airport here you are in the midst of gorgeous countryside. This is a perfect house for anyone who is looking for comfort and tranquility with the convenience of having all the village facilities within easy reach. Your private paradise where you can enjoy living at its very best!

Layout of the villa

Ground Floor

Spacious living room featuring comfortable seats, chaise longue, reading lamps and wood burner.

Separate dining room that seats 6 people.

Fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops and all modern facilities.

Spacious bedroom with two single beds (200x90cm).

Second bedroom with double bed (200x160cm).

Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, lavabo and toilet.

Laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.

First floor

Spacious master bedroom with double bed (200x160cm). En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and lavabo. Private balcony with beautiful views.

Each bedroom features new mattresses, bedside tables, reading lamps and ample storage space for your personal belongings.

Around the villa

Swimming pool (7x4m) with sun terrace, outdoor shower and pool house.

Mature subtropical garden on a plot of 8000m² with olive, almond, lemon and fig trees.

Covered terrace with big dining table and BBQ.

Outdoor kitchen featuring a refrigerator, gas hob and sink.

Covered spaces with comfortable loungers and parasols on the large terrace around the villa.

Parking space for 3 cars.

More Details

Hans & Myriam
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful and very well equipped. Apart from one stormy day/night we have been very lucky with the weather (28° one day). Waking up in the bedroom with balcony each morning has been a joy, in fact the bed is the best we ever slept in.

We are very familiar with the local area and have visited most places of interest many times. Therefore we tended to 'potter' locally, going to Torre del Mar and Nerja for lunch on the beach. We also tried the nesw Maroma restaurant in the village which was good and well priced.

Thank you to Sonia and Ian for such a warm welcome and checking that we were OK the morning after the storm.

We have loved our stay in this beautiful house and hope very much to return in the summer months to take advantage of the pool!
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , next to the pool house with dressing room, toilet and sink
  • Bathroom 1 and 2 have a walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • * Every bedroom features night stands with lamps, alarm clock, silent movable fans and enough storage space for your personal belongings. * The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and a balcony. with seating, parasol and great views. * Double beds: 160x200cm Single beds: 90x200cm
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
• Our English, Dutch and German speaking representatives will be on hand throughout your stay should you require their assistance. • Comprehensive touristic guides available.with a lot of practical info about the region and with our suggestions for interesting daytrips and outdoor activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Luxurious villa in a peaceful location fully equipped for a holiday in comfort
average rating of 4.875 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Cortijo Masmuda. The villa is very spacious and is beautifully furnished with everything you need for a self catering holiday. There are lots of outdoor seating areas around the villa and we were fortunate to enjoy lots of sunshine in early April although the pool was a little bit cold!!! The view from the balcony of the upstairs bedroom to Canillas is outstanding. Excellent BBQ and outdoor dining area and we also enjoyed a few meals on Canillas which is a 25 min walk or 3 min drive. Plenty to do in the area with beaches only 30 mins away and lots of excellent walks in the area close to the villa. Hopefully return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in Villa Cortijo Masmuda near Canillas de Aceituno in the beginning of October 2014.

It’s located in the Axarquía, the central mountains of Andalusía, a one hour drive from Malagá Airport.

We were surprised how spacious this Spanish villa is: there are 3 large bedrooms beautifully and tastefully decorated.

The bedroom upstairs has its own separate bathroom and shower.

There is a big living room with nice authentic furniture including satellite TV and a music installation with cd player.

Further more there’s a perfectly equipped kitchen and a nice terrace with a big wooden table and plenty of chairs so you can have your meals outside any time of the day.

The Wifi connection worked flawlessly.

The swimming pool area is separated from the main building, a couple of stairs up which makes it a very restful place to be.

It’s surely large enough, well maintained and there are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas.

It takes a 20 minute walk from Cortijo Masmuda to get to the lovely village of Canillas de Aceituno. There you can find a couple of very nice, family runned restaurants who offer typical local dishes at an exceptionally well price/quality ratio in case you don’t feel like preparing food yourself.

I can recommend Cortijo Masmuda especially for those who aren’t fond of the Costa del Sol crowds and prefer the authenticity and tranquillity of a Moorish village.

If you’re in for a day on the beach, it only takes a half an hour drive to Torre del Mar or popular Nerja. You can also easily plan a day trip to the well-known cities Antequera or Granada or visit the countless white villages in the neighbourhood.

We are so happy to have found this hidden gem in Andalusía and are surely coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belgium, Eernegem


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in the villa.

We've stayed 2 weeks (4 adults and 2 children of 5 years) in this gorgious villa and had the vacation of our life!!

Very nice vieuws and a quiet place to stay. For people who are searching for tranquility, this is the place to be!

The villa is well-equiped, spacious and very luxurious! There are a few delicious restaurants in the little town nearby (5 min drive) and a supermarket at a 15 min drive from the villa. The pictures are an exact representation of the holiday-villa.

We've already made a new reservation for this year!

Thank you Hans and Myriam for the honest and very good customer service!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cortijo in beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers stayed 15 nights in Cortijo Masmuda in Canillas de Aceituno. Communications with Hans, the owner, went swift and smooth and we were warmly welcomed by the attentive caretakers Martin & Aletta. The Cortijo is stunningly decorated with great eye for detail and fitting the style of the house. Furnishings and decorations were top class. The kitchen was stocked beyond our expectations. There were several shadowed terraces around the villa, always welcome in the summer. The view of Canillas de Aceituno is breathtaking. Wifi was great too, which is a must with our teenagers! We took trips to Frigiliana, Nerja beaches, Granada (the Moorish quarter and the Alhambra, did the Lobo park, El Torcal parque and Antequera and did the river Rio Chillar walk. Great fun! We also spent an enjoyable day at Lake Vinuela and Lake Bermejales. Malaga is a must and turned out to be a delightful city.

We can fully recommend Cortijo Masmuda for a stay in Andalucia.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifiques vacances

  • 5 of 5

Maison de vacances absolument remarquable, très agréable, vaste, confortable avec de nombreux endroits où se reposer et apprécier les vacances.

Nous sommes une famille de quatre, dont deux grands ados et nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour.

Très bien équipée également.

Aletta et Martin qui s'occupent de l'intendance étaient présents et discrets.

La vue sur le petit village blanc de Canillas participe à

la sensation de bien-être.

les plages ont proches, ainsi que le ravitaillement avec un supermarché à 15 mn en voiture.

merci à vous.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Heerlijk verblijf in deze prachtige villa

  • 4 of 5

Wij hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad in deze mooie villa met prachtig uitzicht. Het huis is zeer compleet ingericht en netjes. We zijn hartelijk ontvangen door Martin en Aletta. Diverse leuke dorpjes en een groot winkelcentrum zijn prima te bereiken met de auto. Kortom echt een aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Caleta de Vélez
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Torre del Mar (E-15/A-7)
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada (Pradollano)
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

With its subtropical temperatures the Axarquia is known for having the best climate in Europe and it boasts spectacular unspoiled countryside with the hill and mountain scenery ablaze with flowers and blossom from January onwards. Spring and autumn are the perfect seasons for outdoor activities including horse riding, golfing, hiking, bird watching, mountaineering, cycling and mountain biking.

Lake Viñuela is only a short drive, providing plenty of activities in and around the lake like sailing, fishing, horse riding and walking.

At the coast, less than half an hour drive away, sandy beaches, water sports, 2 internationally renowned golf courses, bars and seafood restaurants, a water park, magnificent caves, a big shopping center and much more await your exploration.

Malaga, Granada, Nerja, Frigiliana, Alhama de Granada and Antequera are all easy accessible for a pleasant day trip.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn Break
15 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66

- Rental prices include a weekly change of bed linen and towels and Wi-Fi (please bring your own device)
- During summer period changeover day is Saturday, unless otherwise agreed with the owner
- At arrival our English caretakers will meet you at the entrance of the village. They'll escort you to the villa and show you how everything works. They will also be on hand throughout your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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