HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Villa in the hills of southern Spain: peace, space, privacy and beautiful views

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,982 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

From 2 to 10 people, three floors, three bathrooms, rest and space.

Both inside and outside it is enjoyable in Villa La Jirafa. Peace! Space! Privacy! And beautiful views ...

We would like to tell you more:

The house has spacious and bright rooms. On each of the three floors is a bathroom and one or two bedrooms. A lovely romantic place for both of them, but also suitable for a holiday with multiple couples. The complete layout makes you missing nothing.

In short: a house for two or more. Both in the evenings during long evenings with a BBQ and in winter with a movie for the fireplace.

The view is panoramic with beautiful hills and in the distance the sea. On the different terraces you can enjoy the peace and space around our house. There is always plenty of shade and of course several delicious sun terraces, among other things around the pool.

As mentioned, our house has three floors. On the ground floor you will find an open plan kitchen and living room with fireplace and large sliding doors to the terraces. There is also a bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor is our tower room; one bedroom with bathroom and large roof terrace. Downstairs there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a terrace.

For us, La Jirafa is a real family home. In the summer we will gladly meet with all the children. And every day is the weather enjoyable. The day starts with an hour of strength training (there is a wide range of weights and other fitness attributes) to turn on for breakfast on the terrace, in the shade with fantastic views. Lying together, reading and sunbathing on comfortable sunbeds by the pool while others play a game in the shade. Delicious nights never seem to end, ten to a long table, candles, BBQ and infinitely long tables and especially impressed with the beautiful sunsets.

Despite the big family, there is space for rest, sitting for a moment, for a moment for yourself. And in the hot summer months, it's great touring around our house, sunshine for the true sun worshipers and also many wonderful shaded spots.

But also with its tweets it's a blissful place. In the spring and autumn and even winter. During the day, the sheltered (roof) terrace allows you to enjoy the sun all year round. For the winter evenings there is the fireplace, the comfortable sofa and a large flat screen TV. The super-fast WiFi ensures that you can always keep in touch with family and friends.

Of course you can enjoy the wonderful climate and the peace around the house. In addition, the post-season is very suitable for visiting the countless beautiful towns and cities of Andalucia.

From the real Spanish white villages like Alcaucin and Frigliana to Malaga, Ronda, Cordoba, Granada with the Alhambra and even Seville. We are happy to combine city trips with walks. In the immediate area or in the Sierra Nevada. And not to mention, the coast, within half an hour you are at the sea in Torres del Mar. And in three minutes you will be on the Balcón de 'Europa in Nerja. An authentic tourist resort.

Note: La Jirafa is on a hill and is surrounded by a low wall. Rambunctious kids can go on this run and fall. The swimming pool is beautiful but also the risk of falling for (smaller) children is present! (see pictures)

The access road sails after you are off the main road through some villages. The last 700 meters, his half hardened. It is usually easy to ride but after rainfall it is a bit cautious driving. For inexperienced drivers, the road in the dark can be a challenge.

La Jirafa is wonderfully free but not lonely. The nearest supermarket (small) is in La Vinuela (about 15 minutes). There is a large shopping center at Velez Malaga, a half an hour drive, with a large supermarket, a Lidle and various nice fashion shops.

.As one of our guests wrote in the guestbook: "We enjoyed your beautiful house! Each evening enjoy the different kinds of colors in the sky. And the peace. You can always find somewhere to sit around the house. "

We wish our guests a wonderful holiday and are always available to think with you, give tips and help when needed.

Family Post

More Details

Owner
Annlies
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2017

Why Annlies chose Canillas de Aceituno

The view is absolutely fenomenal! Additonally, the house was built by an architect and was done extremely complete.

The diverse terraces ensure

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3982 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The downstairs bathroom has a whirlpool tub. Outside by the pool is an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • There are 12 beds. But note how they are distributed: - On the ground floor and 1st floor both have a double bedroom each with a 2-bed. - Downstairs are two bedrooms. One bedroom has a double bed and a sofa bed. The second room has a double bed and a trundle. - In the living room there is additionally an excellent sofa. - There are also desired air mattresses in case children still want to sleep in as the downstairs bedroom. This happy by giving advance.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 11 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Pay attention: - La Jirafa is on a hill and is surrounded by a low wall. Rambunctious kids can go on this run and fall. The pool is beautiful (see photos) but also applies that the risk of falling for (small) children is present! - The access road winds after you from the main road, through some villages. The last 700 meters, his half hardened. Usually ride fine but after rainfall is equally cautious driving. - La Jirafa secluded location but not lonely. Closest food shops in La Vinuela (about 15 minutes), large shopping mall half an hour (large supermarket, Lidle etc.).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

78% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
Villa in the hills of southern Spain: peace, space, privacy and beautiful views
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
2

Great villa but extremely isolated with dangerous roads

  • 2 of 5

Fantastic villa with great views equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. However really only suitable for parties who wish to be completely isolated from any civilisation! We timed a 17 minute drive from the main road on narrow winding roads with steep drops on either side without safety barriers!! The 2 drivers in our party were both experienced. This led us to return back to the villa before sunset at 9:30pm to avoid driving these roads in the dark. Therefore we were unable to have any sort of nightlife during our holiday.

We had previously emailed the owners regarding the roads as they were mentioned in another review and they assured us that they were safe.

In addition there are steep drops around the poolside therefore unsuitable for children - there were 4 in our party.

Due to the above issues, we ended up finding alternative accommodation for the second week. When we contacted owners to advise the situation, they were unconcerned and instead wished us the best with our new accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, La Jirafa did not meet the expectations of this family. Though many people staying in La Jirafa have commented positively after their stay, it is important for people to also read how this family did not quite get the experience they were looking for. Although we hope everyone has a pleasant time at La Jirafa we believe this review provides useful insight for people who seek more information about La Jirafa and its surroundings. In order to ensure that guests staying at La Jirafa have the same experiences as us we want to give you full transparency of what you can expect during your stay. We do not want you to encounter unexpected surprises that could possibly spoil your stay at La Jirafa. La Jirafa will provide you a very relaxing holiday away from all the noise but not isolated (neighbours whiting 100 meter). If you want nature, views and a peacefull place .... La Jirafa is sure the place to be. On the website we clearly state that the home and especially the (short) walls surrounding the house and pool attached to it are not very child-friendly for a bit ‘wilder’ kids. Taking this into account, we hope that potential guests are able to decide whether it is suitable for their family to stay here prior to booking the house. Furthermore, we do not hide the fact that the drive to the house is on a road through the hills and is partly (750 meter) unpaved. The drive includes some narrow parts and ridges that do not always have any railings. Some find it easy to drive in these areas and others do not. However, calling it unsafe would go much too far. It is a typical Spanish road that you would find in any mountainous area in and around this part of Spain. To future guests planning to stay at La Jirafa, we hope we have provided you with a clear picture of what you can expect if you book a stay at La Jirafa. We hope our Spanish home provides a great addition to your dream holiday.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Large, comfortable villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable 17 night stay in the Villa. The four double bedrooms are all large, some with extra beds, and so the property was very spacious for our family of five. Jan had been very helpful prior to our stay.

The villa is well furnished and equipped - we didn't eat in very often but I am sure, had we wished to, we would have found all the herbs, spices and general cupboard ingredients we would have needed. The Villa operates a help yourself "use some - leave some" policy which seemed to work well.

The access road to the Villa is a little daunting, but we soon got used to it and the views make the journey worth it! They are spectacular and truly 360 degree! The villa boasts several terraces which have been well designed to take advantage of the vistas. The small pool is lovely.

We would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants to "get away from it all"!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
5

An Amazing Villa with unbelievable views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent almost 4 weeks at this Villa Dec/Jan. We were looking for a property we could call home for this extended period during the off-season from which we could do day trips to explore the region as well as just sit and relax to enjoy the location. Well, this property hit the mark in every regard. It is a well appointed, up-to-date, very nicely furnished, roomy villa which is in very good condition. It's situation on a knoll affords it an amazing 270 degree view encompassing mountains, hills, valleys, a lake and the Mediterranean Sea! Even after 4 weeks we could not get enough of just sitting on one of the 12 (yes twelve) sitting areas watching the sun rise, sun set, and the surrounding country side. Surrounded by olive and almond trees we got to watch the local farmer harvest and maintain their olive trees and on the way up to the villa you drive through Avocado and orange orchards with an endless supply of fresh produce. The drive up from the main road to get to the villa is somewhat narrow and step in places, but after the first few trips you get very use to it and the local drivers were very accommodating when you met them in a tight spot.

When not spending time enjoying the views, we did day trips to nearby popular sights in the Malaga, Granada, Costa Del Sol/Tropical region. Lots of beautiful white villages, tones of seaside coastline and beaches to explore, easy access to Grenada and Ronda (both amazing towns) and we even went to the local caves in Nerja which we would highly recommend, they are spectacular! The location is also fantastic for hiking around the local hills or the surrounding mountain ranges.

Jan, the owner was fantastic to work with while making the arrangements and was very responsive to all our questions and needs once we had arrived.

We would highly recommend this property which is suitable for couples wanting a romantic getaway right up to larger family groups with no risk of feeling cramped.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
5

Rust, ruimte en zon

  • 5 of 5

LaJirafa is een heerlijk huis met panoramisch uitzicht. Ruimte is er omdat er drie verdiepingen zijn. Met 2 stellen en kinderen was dat heerlijk: iedereen heeft zo toch z'n eigen plek! Ook buiten zijn er meerdere terrassen zodat er privacy genoeg is! Ruimte is er ook doordat het huis op een heuvel staat wat prachtige uitzichten oplevert. De avondluchten zijn te mooi om op de foto te zetten: adembenemend.

Het huis is schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien: een goede wasmachine en droger zijn aanwezig. voor de liefhebber van lekker koken: goede messen, pannen en verder alles wat je nodig hebt om lekker te kunnen koken.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Heel mooi!

  • 4 of 5

Zeer compleet huis op een prachtige plek. Het is prima onderhouden en alles ziet er netjes uit. Er is plaats voor maximaal 10 personen en het huis beschikt over een eigen zwembad. Er is de hele dag door de mogelijkheid om in de zon en in de schaduw te zitten. Vanuit de locatie van het huis zijn verschillende uitstapjes te maken. Malaga, Nerja en Granada zijn aardig in de buurt. Sevilla, Ronda en Gibraltar zijn ook te doen al is dit wel 1,5 of 2 uur rijden.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
5

Luxe, rust, ruimte en vrijheid

  • 5 of 5

De rit door het heuvelachtige landschap brengen ja van asfalt, steen, kiezel en zandweggetjes naar deze prachtige statig ogende villa. Het uitzicht is fenomenaal te noemen. Je kunt bij heldere dagen heel ver kijken en zelfs de zee zien.

De villa is zeer compleet en luxe te noemen. Alles is aanwezig. De vele verschillende terrassen en zitjes geven op elk moment van de dag de mogelijkheid om van de zon te genieten. De keuken en het aanwezige servies is compleet. Er is airco in het huis, maar ook mogelijkheden voor verwarming via de stenen verwarmingsplaten en er is zelfs een open haard.

De slaapkamers zijn ruim, allemaal voorzien van voldoende kastruimte en op zich uniek ten opzichte van elkaar. Er is ruim voldoende slaapplek voor 8 tot 10 mensen.

Kortom, een echte aanrader! Of je nu met z'n tweeën er heen gaat (zoals mijn vriendin en ik) of met een complete familie.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Vinuela
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Torres del Mar, A7
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Vinuela
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Torres del Mar
Car: necessary

La Jirafa. Luxury villa in the hills of Andalusia with sea and Lake Vinuela. Peace, privacy and comfort. Pool, wifi and plenty of space in and around the house. Average customer rating a whopping 9. 2 (google on LaJirafa and Micazu).

The view is panoramic and the various terraces you can enjoy the peace and space to our house. As one of our guests wrote in the guest book: "We enjoyed your beautiful home! Each evening enjoy the different kinds of colors in the sky. And the peace. You can always find somewhere to sit around the house. "

Our house has three floors.

On two floors, each a double bedroom and there are terraces.

The lower floor has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a terrace.

The three floors each with private terraces ensure that if you go with a group on vacation, yet privacy!

The large windows in the living room will make you both inside and outside to enjoy the beautiful hills, the sea on one side and Vinuela Lake on the other side.

For winter evenings there are the fireplace, comfortable sofas and a large flat screen TV (with more than 200 movies). A dining table (extendable to 2. 30m) with more than enough space for 10 people. Super fast Wi-Fi ensures that you can always keep in touch with family and friends.

Of course you can enjoy the wonderful climate and beautiful nature around the house. But within half an hour's drive are many beautiful towns and cities to visit.

Photos

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
25 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£803
for 7 nights
From
£103 **
 
 
Vroege voorjaar 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830 **
 
 
Voorjaar 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£919
for 7 nights
£919 **
 
 
Zomer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,431
for 7 nights
£1,431 **
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£652
for 7 nights
£652 **
 

Additional pricing information

Washing bed linen etc. £ 2.67 per person per night
Cleaning £80.16
Energy £ 2.67 per person per night
Pet Fee £0.89

In verband met de schoonmaak voor volgende gasten:
- Aankomst vanaf 14.00 uur.
- Vertrek voor 10.00 uur.

Uiteraard kan het zijn dat er meer ruimte is in aankomst- en vertrektijden. Informeer hiernaar!
We zijn erg flexibel in de verhuurperiode met een minimum van 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable