|Minimum Stay||3 - 60 nights|
Finca los Ciruelos, Alhaurin de la Torre, is the ideal place to discover the attractions of the Costa del Sol. A few kilometers from the capital, Málaga, this log home offers all the amenities for a day of total rest.
A beautiful garden with pool, sun beds, barbecue and playground surrounds the property equipped with everything needed for families or groups of friends. Seating for 6 people in 3 bedrooms, is a great option at any time of year:
• 2 Double bedrooms
• 1 double room
• 1 Bathroom
The bedrooms have full regalia, Internet access throughout the house via Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating.
In the common rooms, there is a living room with TV, kitchen with utensils and appliances, parking and a nice porch.
The region offers everything you need for entertainment, a golf course nearby, paddle, incredible by the Sierra de Mijas, where you can also go climbing, caving and bird watching tours.
In addition, Alhaurin de la Torre is very close to places of great interest such as Malaga, Marbella and Benalmadena.
The house is as cute in real life as online. It is very well presented and very well equipped with everything you might need. If we are ever in Alhaurin de la Torre again we would definitely stay here again.
My wife and I spent two weeks in this cosy house with good amenities and a nice setting. Nice to have the pool to cool down. Nearest beaches (Torremolinos) is just 30 minutes drive away. The only downside to this property was the nearby barking dogs - which can keep sensitive sleepers awake at night - and the occasional sticking when trying to open the electronic gate. However, we were warned about this. Our meet-and-greet host Susan was very welcoming, warm and friendly. We would certainly consider renting this property again in the future, and would recommend it to family, friends and anyone else who would be interested in holidaying in this part of Spain.
We have to say that we were disappointed in this house. We had to wait already two hours to get the house as they were late in cleaning all the houses they rent, we were last and must have been shown around in about 5 minutes. A few examples of our disappointment: the shutters were in poor condition, we had to hold them shut with electric bands, with very little air coming through (the other alternative is to freeze from the air-conditioning, which by the way works well in this house). The door into the kitchen would not open until we fixed it. The owner has installed some high-tech shower but it does not have any power and it is extremely small, it has blocked out the window in the bathroom/toilet, not practical when 6 persons are in the house! The double beds are very small and uncomfortable, the 3 single beds make an awful squeaking noise and there is only one wall socket to share between them. The pool had the strangest of taste and it was impossible to open your eyes for even 1 second without them seriously stinging. We were told that there was nothing wrong with it; I disagree to this day with that. We have never had a pool like that before.
You can always expect one or two small problems but when they add up they do tend to seriously annoy you, e.g. washing line just too small, no pegs, no cutting board, no colander, no change of sheets, lack of large bowls (only 1), only 2 wine glasses, etc., the list can get long, and no plastic glasses, a necessity when you have a pool. There was only the minimum. We bought a lot of things. The owner/helper of course would come and replace or fix things and came by at least 5 times, but that is not the point, when you rent you expect these things to be checked and replaced before you arrive, not being constantly disturbed. There is also no welcome/instruction booklet as you find in most houses, so you don’t know where the bins go, the Wi-Fi code, etc. The outside watering system came on at 8am and went off at 9:30 am soaking everything in sight, because the timer had not been corrected. No possibility of topping or cleaning the pool unless you asked for the pool man to come which again means being disturbed. Sunbeds would benefit from an update. A very good barbeque though. The dogs do bark but it was supportable.
Still we did enjoy our holiday despite these problems, however I think it's more constructive for us to give you our honest feedback to enable you to make changes.
Stayed here with my family for 1 week. Handover was a breeze. Ideally situated in a quite area but close to everything you need. Very secure with electric gates to driveway. thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be visiting again. Many thanks Juan, Sarah and family
I would first like to thank Juan for a fantastic stay.
The villa has everything you would need and was spotlessly clean. We arrived there with 2 young children and they both loved the pool, it was not a heated pool but because the weather was so good during our stay it never felt cold.
Location wise was also great, not too far away from any of the major Costa sites. Situated in a very quiet location so a car was a must. The villa was fully enclosed with security gates that worked by remote, meaning the kids could not escape.
It’s about a 20 min drive from the airport and we found a Lidl close by too, which really helped. Overall I was very impressed with the villa and felt it was far better than the rental cost. I think we will look forward to returning in the near future.
Well where do I start? I have had the pleasure of staying in this property twice and both experiences have been wonderful. The Villa is situated in a quite scenic surrounding. With a local Golf course near by with access to local stores, a petrol station and coffee shops all within a few minutes drive. The location is perfect as you have easy access to many attractions and beaches. The property has a very home from home feel to it. Suitable for children and the more mature traveller. And if this was not enough the owner Juan is such a lovely person so accommodating and helpful you can not ask for anything else.
I would not think twice of booking this place again or highly recommending it to others have had such a great time here. :)
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£260|