|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Estrella is a luxurious villa set on 5,253 sq metre plot on the edge of Lake Vinuela taking in breathtaking scenery of the beautiful Axaquia Region of the Costa del Sol. As you enter through the main door entrance the view of the lake is upon you it is a perfect place to holiday with fantastic panoramic views of Lake Vinuela and Mount Maroma. The villa is tastefully furnished and partiality air conditioned. The villa offers a large open plan living space incorporating a luxury lounge with smart TV, surround sound DVD with broadband WIFI internet connection. There is a wood burning fire for use in the winter months. The comfortable indoor dinning /breakfast area has patio doors leading to the veranda, where you might prefer to dine outside.
The villa offers a large terrace with a maintained 8x4 private swimming pool with Roman steps for easy access to the shallow end. Over looking the terrace is a large shaded veranda which is perfect for those who wish to shade from the sun,while over looking the pool and taking in the beautiful vistas when dinning alfresco. For those wishing for peace and quiet there are areas within the landscape garden with abundant of trees and plants. A perfect way to relax, read, paint or just chill out. In the garden near to terrace is an area to Barbecue and entertain with a view while cooking outside with a drink wine, while others watch and soak up the sun on the terrace.The layout of the villa is open plan living areas.
The bedrooms on ground floor are double room and other bedroom has twin single beds (which we can make into another double if required ) with seperate family bathroom. (there are doors to these rooms ) also a separate wc and upstairs.
The master / family room has its own sun roof terrace which is ideal to have morning coffee while taking in the morning sun.
The queen size bed, and single bed are in this bedroom. In this family room there is access to the patio outside over looking the garden with spectacular views.
This family room has the bathroom with walk in shower etc.
All the rooms are tastefully furnished.
This family room has dressing area with patio balcony window overlooking the main entrance of the villa.
The position of the villa is in an area is of outstanding beauty and easy reach to the coast and shopping mall.
The villa is suitable for all year round rental and is particularly good for walkers and hikers in the cooler months as the national park and nature reserve are only 15 minutes drive away. Skiing is a car journey of 2 hours at the Sierra Navada.
If you are a keen cyclist/mountain bike this is the area to explore as there is many routes at different levels you require to enjoy the experience in the sun.
The position is outstanding (the pictures don't capture all what is on view once you arrive on the drive. Its amazing as we have been told by all who arrives.
The villa is immaculate as we set high standards and want our guests to be happy on first impression. We have set the villa up for guests to have all what they need to enjoy there stay, we like to feel you can relax from day one at the villa with family and friends.
There are many places to see and tasty restaurants to explore in the area or you might just want to stay and eat at the villa and use all the facilities we have to offer.
We have had full experience on running of holiday rental and want our guests to return in the future.
The Axarquia, the area in which the villa lies is east of Malaga with it´s sub tropical temperatures, is known for the best climate in europe the area stretches east of Malaga to the east of Nerja ,the area has been forgotten for many years and is unspoilt and natural ,the mountain scenary is unforgettable with it´s blossoms from January, your still able to see Eagles soaring in the skies, and shepards with there sheep . and from the white villages in the mountains to the beaches on the coast , the Axarquia can offer the holiday maker a fantastic view of the Spanish culture with it´s many fiestas ,and local food and drinks ,our local village of Los Romanos , has it´s own olive oil press, where you can buy direct your olive oil.
Viewing the lake from car on way to villa you will be captured by the jewel of the area.
Once at the villa and entering inside the location will make you feel relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday.
Chris and Claire have many years with clients renting in the area and express that your stay is enjoyable, comfortable for a happy holiday.
The villa sits overlooking Lake Vinuela,approxlimately 10 min from La Vinuela ( nearest supermarket and bank -ATM)5 min puente don manuel,(hosts a small selection of bars,restaurants,butchers and 2 English shops),5 min Los Romanes (excellent restaurant with views)15 min Alcaucin (small bank -atm)Alcaucin is the best area for walkers,joggers and nature lovers it provides access to the Tejeda National park with tracks winding through pine woods, mountains valleys with outstanding scenry. There are other graded walks in the area,15-20min Velez Malaga/torre Del Mar (nearest beach,waterpark and large shopping mall).40min Nerja with the Nerja caves and many beaches featuring beachside restaurants/bars and water sports including scuba diving.45 min Malaga with many interests and 90 min to Granada and the Alhambra Palace and skiing/sledging in the winter months.There are 2 excellent 18 hole courses nearby Baveria Torre Del Mar 20 min or Anoreta Rincon De La Victoria 30 min. Horse riding is available 20 min. also you can soak away in the springs at Alhamba De Granada 45 min.
06 July 2013 Date of Stay
Helpful votes: 0 / 0th
This villa is amazing. Both location as well as amenities impress. We have now spent the third year in Andalucia our summer vacation and always selected detached houses for a family holiday. Even our sons (18y, 15y) have not regretted their decision to take a holiday together with their parents again. Here you can enjoy absolute peace, breakfast extensively on the covered terrace and look out over the pool across the lake Vinuela (the shimmers depending on the time of day in different colors). A professional gas grill (easy to use) makes lust for grilling, a nice detail is the extra freezer combination on the terrace, which offers quick access to refreshments. But the huge double door freezer in the kitchen (like in American movies known) offers generous space. A car is required in every case, and we have very used. Destinations such as Malaga, Nerja, Competa can be reached within an hour, but we made ??ourselves on the way to Granada, Ronda and Gibraltar, no problem - there is holiday time and it was always worth the trip. Thanks again to the friendly hosts Chris and Claire for this great holiday destination, its nice style and her constant willingness to make their guests as comfortable as possible. We can really recommend this villa! Thanks again to Chris & Claire Ulmar, Sylva & the boys
This is truly a five star villa. The decoration is tasteful and there is great attention to detail, a real 'home from home'. The level of cleanliness is superb with everything maintained to a high degree including the lovely gardens and outside spaces.
There is so much to do in the surrounding areas and the villa is superbly located for both coast (20 minutes drive) and national parks and mountains (on your doorstep!) and even for skiing the Sierra Nevadas. We spent two marvellous days skiing on some of the best runs we have experienced in Europe (while there was no snow in Switzerland, there was snow aplenty in Spain!), and we drove from the villa to the lifts in about two and a half hours, hired our gear and were away, no crowds, no fuss and then the next day we were strolling along the beach in the sunshine.
Claire and Chris were great hosts, such a warm welcome and they know so much about the area.
We will be back
A peaceful and beautiful home from home with everything you could need and in a stunning location. Chris and Claire were wonderful hosts too. Thank you so much for looking after us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We have just com back from a wonderful week at Villa Estrella. What can you say that does not endorse all the lovely comments made by guests about this Villa. It is excellent in all ways with lovely quality furnishings and a gorgeous pool. We loved the fabulous vista view all around the Villa and we made full use of the pool (in a very hot week), table tennis and cycling on the proms. Chris and Claire are very welcoming hosts and have everything just right. Hope all other guests have as good a time as we did. We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
This really is a well-equipped villa, with every conceivable item of kitchen appliance, crockery, pots, pans and utensils. The villa is situated in a commanding position over Lake Vinuela, with ample seating and dining areas around a good sized pool. There is a full sized gas bbq and table tennis table, which was the scene of some competitive tournaments! We were really surprised to be able to watch the Olympics, due to the impressive satellite TV system. The villa offers AC in the main bedroom and fans in the two downstairs bedrooms. In addition to good quality bathroom towels, beach towels were also supplied. There is an excellent restaurant 5 mins by car that serves the most superb fillet steaks! The village also has two small convenience stores, and there is a shopping mall with a large supermarket just a 20 minute drive away. Accessible to Marbella, Malaga and the closer towns of Torre Del Mar, Torrox & Nerja.
Chris and Claire could not have been more helpful on arrival and any queries, even advising on an English-speaking pharmacy, for our daughter.
Stayed in the villa for one week and had a fantastic relaxing time. Chris and Claire are very welcoming and are always on hand if you have any queries. The villa is very well presented and definitely has the wow factor when you enter it. As other reviews have said it is home from home and the facilities are great. The pool and views are tremendous and there are plenty of places to sit and relax. You can easily spend all day round the pool taking in the views of the lake and surrounding hills. We have already booked up for a return visit next year as we liked it so much. Thank you for such a wonderful week. Lesley, Colin and family
The views from the garden overlooking the lake with only the distant clanging of goat bells as the shepherd herds his flock up the mountain each evening is as near as I think you will get to paradise!!
The pictures on the website do not do this place justice, and Chris and Claire have thought of everything and were extremely helpful in providing local knowledge of events and places to visit.
Having had similar holidays in 5 of the last 8 years, I am certain you will struggle to find anything on a par.
Ideal for a relaxing away from it all holiday.
The caves and the town of Nerja are a must, along with a road trip to Granada through the Sierra Nevada, the old town of Malaga and all the quaint local villages with a wonderful selection of restaurants, all very friendly.
The pool and also a trip to Aqualand, Toremollinos were a big hit with our three girls (16,14, 10).
Outstanding natural beauty with panoramic views of the mountains and Lake (the jewell of the region).The villa sits overlooking Lake Vinuela and is one of Andalucía's best kept secret but is unspoilt by tourism. The lake is a reservoir and is used for non motorized sports ensuring tranquillity. La Vinuela ( nearest supermarket and bank -ATM) village 5 min by car puente don manuel, 10 min drive (hosts a small selection of bars,restaurants,butchers and 2 English shops),5 min Los Romanes (excellent restaurant with views)15 min Alcaucin (small bank -atm)Alcaucin is the best area for walkers,joggers and nature lovers it provides access to the Tejeda National park below the great mountain of La Maroma, with tracks winding through pine woods, mountains valleys with outstanding scenery. There are other graded walks in the area,15-20min. Velez Malaga a typical Spanish busy town where lots of fruit growers tend there harvest to export, and has history to explore. the joining town of Torre Del Mar (nearest beach,water park and large shopping mall) has a wide promenade which runs alongside and will take you to the fishing port and marina of caleta, this is approx 3 kil walk. There are many small beaches along the way to the famous town of Nerja 20 mins from Torre Del Mar, this is a very pretty town with narrow streets to explore and stroll or sit at the Balcon De Europe and watch the world go by. The beach at Buriana to enjoy the sun, with the Nerja caves a MUST to see and many beaches featuring beach side restaurants/bars and water sports including scuba diving.
Malaga with many interests and 90 min to Granada and the Alhambra Palace and skiing/sledging in the winter months. There are 2 excellent 18 hole courses nearby Baveria Torre Del Mar 20 min or Anoreta Rincon De La Victoria 30 min. Horse riding is available 20 min. also you can soak away in the springs at Alhamba De Granada 45 min.
Also in the summer season all the local villages/towns have there own fiesta/celebrations for all to enjoy. They run nearly every weekend from Friday to sunday and entertain with music, dance, foam party, and drink and be happy.
There are also the Romeria's where the people of the area come riding there horses and dress in the Spanish way, with many following by foot with carts they dress to carry the free food and drink, a splendid way of joining the village celebrations.
Many more celebrations go on through out the year in local areas as they celebrate the olive oil, vegtables and fruit a custom for many years. This is where the Spanish families all come together. In August is a very big feria in Malaga where thousands come to join the celebrations, and at Christmas time a beautiful display of lights and nativity.
There are many other celebrations through out the year.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£300|
Included in the rental price are Gardner, pool cleaning and a clean at end of stay at villa Estrella.