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Beautiful Rustic Casa With Stunning Mountain and Lake Views and Private Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lovely 2 bed semi detached traditional house and private pool.

Tucked away down a winding lane 25 minutes walk or a 5 minute drive from the pretty village of Canillas de Aceituno with wonderful views from the pool and patio over Lake Vinuela, La Casita offers spacious accommodation and marvellous seclusion.

The interiors are light and airy with beamed ceilings and traditional features such as a log burner as well as a modern kitchen.

There are 2 spacious bedrooms , one double and one family room with 2 4 foot beds. This room can sleep 4.

Outside there is a lovely covered terrace and BBQ area which incorporates an indoor/outdoor kitchen. Next to this is the fabulous pool and terrace and seating area where you can enjoy the views up to La Maroma and across the valley to Comares, the highest village in the area, and Lake Vinuela which changes colour with the seasons. The sunsets viewed from the outside terrace are magnificent.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Linda Mors
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Canillas de Aceituno around the Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Family bedroom - 2 Double Bed , Both beds are small doubles at 4ft. This room sleeps 4.
    Main bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming


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Beautiful Rustic Casa With Stunning Mountain and Lake Views and Private Pool
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Beautiful views, very relaxing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

La Casita is situated in the most idyllic setting with glorious mountain views! The sunsets are outstanding, the pool is perfect and there are beautiful outdoor areas for dining and relaxing. Heather next door was so helpful and communication with Linda the owner was excellent. Would recommend anyone to stay here for a relaxing, away from it all, holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
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Peace and tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in May this year at the Casita with close friends. We have stayed there before and were not disappointed on either occasion. The house itself is always clean and well appointed, with enough utensils in the kitchen to enable you, should you wish to, to cook for yourselves. That said, there are three very good restaurants in Canillas village, all of which we have tried, and whose menus enable you to try a variety of local specialities. We also found the cheapest coffee in the area at the little bar by the Town Hall - 1 euro!

One distinct advantage at the casita is the proximity of Heather, the lady who lives next door and looks after the house. Should you require anything or, heaven forbid, should any problem arise, Heather is always available. Her cheerful and friendly demeanour is a real asset.

The views from the casita, both up to Mt. Maroma and down to Lake Vinuela, are truly stunning. There are many places which are within an easy drive of Canillas, whether you choose to go down to the coast ro Nerja and Torre del Mar, or inland to Competa, Comares and Frigiliana. Cordoba is about 2 hours' drive and Granada, with The Alhambra Palace about 1 and three-quarters. If you intend to visit the Alhambra, be aware that tickets have to be purchased in advance using the Alhambra website.

All in all, the Casita is an ideal location for visiting Andalucia or just enjoying the peace of the mountains. We can't wait to go again. Hasta la proxima vez!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were blown away with the tranquillity of the villa and the most amazing views. The greeting we received by Heather was warm and genuine and the items provided in the villa were very gratefully received.

The pool and surrounding seating areas were superb and we never tired of rotating around the various areas during the day to appreciate all the beautiful scenery.

The villa had everything that was needed and the outdoor bbq area was very much utilised and enjoyed.

The rooms were spacious and airy and clean.

Canillas de Aceituno is a truly spanish village which looks and feels frozen in time, which is perfect.

The service provided by Linda before and after our visit has been outstanding.

We would certainly recommend to our family, friends and all and would look to visit again - although not in a baking hot July as it was a tad too hot!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Peaceful stay in the mountains - amazing vista.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over a fortnight. The house is set on top of a ridge leading down from the mountains that overlook Canillas de Acituno. This makes the place a peaceful and quiet location commanding extraordinary views that are quiet the backdrop for an evening meal.

We'd recommend this location for it has great facilities and a unique setting.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Simon Many thanks for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the peace and tranquility offered at La Casita and we look forward to welcoming you back again to our little house in the hills. Kindest regards Linda & Ray
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lovely relaxed holiday

  • 5 of 5

this place is really relaxed and beautiful views the complete day long, eagles flying around, the house is well equipped and clean: all you need is there to have a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have spent a long October weekend at La Casita & hope to go back again next year! It's a lovely property in a really peaceful location, but only about five minutes drive from Canillas de Aceituno if you want to eat out. The views over the mountains are fantastic. I'd recommend the location for anyone interested in mountain walking, but if you want to just chill out by the pool and look at the view (like we did!), then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Canillas De Aceituno
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Caleta de velez
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Canillas De Aceituno
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Torre Del Mar
Car: necessary

Canillas De Aceituno is located in the Nature Reserve of 'Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama'.

It sits high on the slopes of La Maroma, the highest of the mountain range and hence offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

It offers countless possibilities for activities such as trekking hiking, canoeing,speleology etc.

As usual in Andalusia, the village has many fiestas(holidays) as well as a Carnival, which is held in February,Canillas de Aceituno has its unique fiestas.

One such is held on the last Sunday in April to honour the patron saint ' La Virgen de la Cabeza'. This day is also known as, Dia de La Morcilla, when free beer wine and morcilla(black pudding) is served.

In August there is the main 4 days fiesta. Finally around the 7th or 8th September we have 'Candelaria' (Bonfire night).

The Moorish white washed village is a maze of cobbled lanes lined with orange trees and dotted with bars, restaurants and local stores offering fine local produce. There is a bank with ATM,a pharmacy and municipal pool with bar/restaurant at the end of the village.

The village is over 1000 years old and evidence of its ancient past can be seen at the House of the Moorish Queen in the square by the Town Hall and also the Arab well located in a building just outside the village passed The Bodega restaurant.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £88.76

Reductions for returning guests.
Rental rates include electricity,linen and bathroom towels.
Please bring your own pool and beach towels.
Complementary Welcome Pack awaits you on arrival.
Wifi is erratic at the casita however it is fully available in the bars and restaurants in the village
Please note that rentals are from Saturday to saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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