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A Relaxing Family Holiday Home - Close To The Sea & Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa Of 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Sea And Mountain Views

Villa El Descanso is a private villa with pool, set in a walled and established garden. The garden is filled with lemon, lime and mandarin trees as well as vibrant flowering hibiscus, jacaranda and bougainvillea. A pretty oasis.

The villa is built over two levels with internal stairs and has on the entry level a lounge with TV leading to the pool terrace, a dining room and open plan fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom (king size), a shower room with toilet,laundry room with washing machine and dryer and sink and a study room with a day bed that leads onto the outdoor dining and bbq terrace.

On the first floor there is a second open planned lounge room with TV. There is a master bedroom (Super king) with en-suite shower room and a twin room with en-suite bathroom as well as a large terrace with views to the Mediterranean sea.

The outside area is in two separate spaces that are very family friendly. The pool terrace has 4 sunbeds and a table and chairs. There is a large shade cloth and umbrella. The dining terrace has a large outdoor dining table and chairs, a gas BBQ, large umbrella and a children’s playhouse. The two terrace areas are separated by a fence and gate, keeping the pool safe from children.

More Details

Jane Earle
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2016

About Jane Earle

My husband is English and I am Australian. My husband built the property in 1990 and rented it until 2002. We then lived in the villa ourselves from 2002 until 2012. During this time we renovated and improved the villa with modern kitchen and bathrooms. We are currently living in Australia and have a management company that look after all the visitors at Villa El Descanso.

Why Jane Earle chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Villa El Descanso was our family home. As a result it is well appointed with our own furniture, art and treasured belongings. The kitchen is well supplied. All electrical appliances are top quality. There is air-conditioning on both floors and fans in all the bedrooms. It is a comfortable family home that is ideal if you have small children.

We loved living in the area, close to the small friendly village of Maro, with a few lovely bars and restaurants and Carmelina's local shop with fresh bread daily and jamon serrano off the bone as well as her husband's home grown fruit and veg.

There is the added benefit of a low rise picturesque town like Nerja only 4km along the coast road with many more beaches, large supermarkets, bars, restaurants, outdoor activities, biking, quads, hiking, scuba, indoor pool and gymnasium ... even a Donkey Sanctuary.

The villa is 200 meters from the famous Caves of Nerja and backs onto the natural park, Parc Almijarra, which has walks to the picnic area Fuente del Esparto and across the mountains to Frigiliana. It is an easy walk downhill past the village of Maro to Maro beach.

What makes this villa unique

Villa El Descanso has a high walled garden, very private and secure. It is an oasis of colour filled with pink hibiscus, blue and white agapanthis and purple and pink bougainvillea as well as lemons, limes and mandarins. In January you can pick Mandarins, in June the tree is filled with Lemons and late August there are fresh limes.


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

A Relaxing Family Holiday Home - Close To The Sea & Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Fantastic holiday base!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at El Descanso more than once. Each time we feel so at home and know there is everything we need, every convenience, and total relaxation. It's a fantastic location, a lovely property, and the beds are very very good, so we will be booking again.

Helen and Alan

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 1

The best holiday we've had in years!

  • 5 of 5

In September we had the opportunity to book a last minute holiday, my husband booked El Descanso. The villa was lovely, very bright and airy with everything we needed and booking was simple and easy.

We spent our time lounging by the pool or at the lovely beach down the road and looking around the local towns and pretty villages in the hills.

There was no need to cook all week, as there were great restaurants and bars in the nearby village where the locals could not do enough for us.

It was the best holiday we've had in years, the perfect get away and I would with out doubt rent the villa again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 0

Lovely homely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wanted a base to show our granddaughter from Australia something of Andalusia. Easy drive to Granada (Alhambra Palace is a must see) and to Malaga for the airport and lots of things to see. The caves are on the doorstep and well worth visiting. The area has lovely villages (especially Frigliana) and plenty of places to eat or have Tapas. Good beach at Maro (an energetic walk) or at Nerja a few miles away. Villa is very comfortable and well appointed. TV will pick up UK channels and there are plenty of good books to read. Pool would be great in the summer. Would rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Duncan for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay
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4 1

Villa magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous venons de louer la villa pour une semaine. Avons passé un séjour formidable. La villa est magnifique, très grande, bien équipée, au calme. Des notre arrivée, tout était très organisé, des petites attentions nous attendaient a la villa pour nous souhaiter la bienvenue. Au moindre souci, Rachel se rend disponible pour répondre à notre demande. Nous relouerons sans hésiter la villa.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Hotel Al Andalus
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
A7 - E 15
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Hotel Al Andalus
Nearest Ski
95 Kilometres
Sierra Navada
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Villa El Descanso is located near the famous Caves of Nerja, 200 meters from Parc Almijarra (natural reservation) and Mountain El Cielo, 500 meters from the village of Maro and only 1.5km from Maro Beach. It is conveniently located 4km from the town of Nerja, with large supermarkets and hundreds of bars and restaurants as well as a further 5 beaches.

Villa El Descasno is on the coast 40 minutes east of Malaga, home to the Picasso Museum and the Thyssen Museum amongst its many great attractions. It is 60 minutes to Granada most famous for the Alhambra Palace and 75 minutes from the Sierra Nevada ski fields. Located in the heart of Andalusia, Seville, Cordoba, Jerez and Rhonda are all easy day trips of great cultural significance.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

A security deposit of 500 Euros cash is payable with the final payment and will be refunded 10 days after departure by bank transfer.

We are flexible on arrival/departure day except in high season which is always Friday/Saturday.

We have a written Terms and Conditions document which is sent to you when you rent Villa El Descanso

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Nerja in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ensuite to Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 – En suite Bed 1 -Large walk-in shower room, toilet, vanity Bathroom 2 – En suite Bed 2 - Bath, toilet, vanity Bathroom 3 - Separate close to Bed 3 - Shower, toilet, vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 - master bedroom with Super King bed - Upstairs Bedroom 2 - twin bedroom - 2 single beds - Upstairs Bedroom 3 - King size bed - Downstairs Note: There is a single day bed in the Study which can be used for an additional child. We also offer cots for infants.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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