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Newly renovated peaceful rural villa + pool with stunning mountain + sea views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; private pool: terrace; sleeps 6

Villa Almendra is a large,(totally private) newly renovated villa which sleeps six, furnished and equipped to a high standard.The property boasts breathtaking panoramic views with private access.To the right of the villa is a beautiful backdrop of the nearby Tejada and Almijara mountain ranges. Set in a hamlet of 10 villas between the villages of Competa and Canillas both within walking distance, Almendra comprises 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own new en-suite shower/wet room, the second double bedroom has sliding doors opening out to the patio/pool area and the third bedroom has twin beds, all with ceiling fans. The main bathroom (newly fitted) has a jacuzzi bath with shower, wet room, WC, and wash basin.The luxury kitchen has a gas hob/oven; fridge/freezer; microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. This overlooks the conservatory/sun room with dining table and chairs. The lounge has a new digital TV with English and sky chaneles and free wifi is also available. There is a large private swimming pool 10m x 4m, outdoor shower set in a tiled patio with garden furniture on paved terraces and private sunbathing areas surrounded by beautiful planted hay baskets filled a variety of coloured flowers. There is also a newly purpose built outdoor barbecue.The main advantage of this villa is that it is easily accessible. no need to drive long unmade roads to get to it

At the entrance to the villa is a carport and access is through a private gateway opening onto a terracotta terrace with balustrade running all along the south facing boundary.There are two entrances to the property,one through the sunroom and the other through the Kitchen which looks out to the pool.Kitchen is well equipped with green granite worktops and storage cupboards.From the kitchen is an open arched passageway leading to the dining area and the lounge.The dining area also leads out to a covered terrace affording ample shade if required.The lounge has attractive arched windows and enjoys the luxury of a fitted carpet,useful for winter rentals.There are 3 double bedrooms,the master is at the end of the villa with wood beamed ceiling and a ceiling fan.There is also an ensuite with shower,WC and sink unit.The second and third bedrooms have pine panelled built in wardrobes,twin beds,dressing table and bedside cabinets,The second bedroom has sliding french windows leading out to the swimming pool terrace.

To make the holiday less stressful an airport pick up and return can be arranged for up to four people to take you directly to the villa at an additional cost, alternatively car hire can be arranged at a competitive price.

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Razavilar
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Villa Almendra was everything we that expected it to be. It was a very comfortable and clean home-from-home with the addition of the wonderful views. The pool was brilliant and well maintained. All 6 of us had an excellent time visiting local sights, restaurants and shops. In particular we enjoyed eating at Bar Cerezo and The Plaza in the centre of Canillas de Albaida. Lunch in Competa square is also a lovely experience. We went on some interesting walks,using the information in the 'House Book'. The goat-track to Competa was very useful. The villa is very secure and private with ample parking for 2 cars. The journey down (and back up again) when visiting the coast can feel a little long and winding but it has to be done to appreciate the wonderful views when up at the villa. Booking the villa was easy and the owners were helpful without being pushy. We have finally found somewhere that we would like to revisit. The only down-side was not realising that we needed to take our own beach/pool towels (it is not clear from the web site) and the washing machine was broken. We didn't let this spoil our enjoyment. Thank you to Brenda for her help. Margaret & Alan

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cómpeta in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , can be made into a large double if requested
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , suitable for children or small adult
  • I master bedroom with ensuite shower,ceiling fan,wardrobe,chest of drawers etc. 2 twin-bedded rooms with fitted wardrobes,ceiling fan,chest of drawersetc adjacent to family bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The villages of Competa and Canillas de Albaida are approximately 2kms apart, both of which can easily be reached on foot, which is perfect for visitors wishing to eat out in one of the many fine local restaurants and who wish to take a drink with their meal. Both villages are served very well with Supermarkets and splendid gift shops. The many fine coastal areas and resorts are approximately 20kms away. The whole area is a walker's paradise and visitors are also able to play tennis or participate in pony trekking and horse-riding through the beautiful countryside.


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Newly renovated peaceful rural villa + pool with stunning mountain + sea views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

lovely spot between Competa and Canillas de Albeida

  • 4 of 5

Lovely views and quiet location. The pool was only for the brave in April but some of our number used it daily. Breakfast on the terrace was a daily ritual. The log-burning stove with an ample wood supply was excellent for the sometimes chilly evenings. Fine walking in the vicinity. Glorious spring flowers everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Views

  • 5 of 5

We Had a great stay in this great little villa ; Sam made us feel at home, the views down to med woundefull , Walking distance Competa 20mins Canillas 10Mins, Hope to come back another time , Thanks Angus

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace perfect peace

  • 4 of 5

If your looking to get away from it all this is the place. Great views of the countryside all the way to the sea. The walk into Competa is great but for the daytime only but you can get a Taxi back in the dark.

The villa itself was very clean and

Plenty of good food shops in Competa along with places to eat and drink. Sam, the owner was on hand, if required, to give help and advice. All and all a great few days and will probably return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had 2 weeks here in Sept 2016. The property itself is very well maintained and in a beautiful, setting. The villages of Competa and Canilares are close by. Canilares is a 10 minute walk and has everything you need. The pool was excellent and totally private. The lady who looks after the property, Loli, made sure we had everything we needed and she did a great job. As a note to the owner, as there were only 2 of us we had ebough crockery, but I think you need to get some more for larger parties. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good position with stunning views

  • 3 of 5

The villa where we as a family have stayed for our recent holiday is a mixed review. First the not so good - upon arrival the villa appears a little 'tired', it needs some attention to various areas, replace cracked floor tiles, re paint the terrace and pool etc. The first showers we had both the drains blocked and we had to call to get them cleared, the speed at which this was sorted was a positive though,. The next day we noticed how few glasses/knives/forks/ plates etc there were for a 3 bed villa - upon investigation the dishwasher was full, explains where they were but should we have been dealing with this? We also noticed a strong smell in the kitchen and again after investigating found a rotten tortilla in the microwave- not a great start to the holiday. The pool itself was also dirty, again after calling about this it did get resolved quickly and was cleaned. Sam (the owner) did offer his apologise and there was an explanation given, based on previous reviews I suspect we just got unlucky. Unfortunately these issues are not what is expected when beginning a holiday.

Onto the good, great views, 20 minutes walk to the beautiful Competa, all the issues we had were resolved quickly with apologies its just a shame we had a few initial issues.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa was well presented, with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and presented, with a good sized, modern and well maintained pool and plenty of outdoor seating. The owner Sam was on hand next door to assist with anything required and provided excellent friendly customer service throughout, while at the same time being discreet and you would not know he was there unless you sought him out. Sam met us in Competa on the first day and escorted us to the Villa, which is about a 4 min drive or 15 min walk from Competa. The Villa is neighbouring a handful of other villas and has excellent private views of the open mountains and down the valley towards the sea in the distance. The kitchen in well stocked with crockery and cutlery and the bathrooms are clean and modern. Sam's wife recommended the restaurant "El Pilon" in Competa, which was a big hit with all of our party of four.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Competa or Canillas within walking distance
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Competa or Canillas within walking distance
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
nevda sierra
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Cómpeta is situated about 17 kms inland from Nerja. Take the Motorway from Malaga Airport and alight at Algarrobo and follow the signs inland to Cómpeta and Canillas de Albaida. Alternatively, exit the Motorway at Torrox and follow the signs inland to Cómpeta.Situated at the foot of the Sierra Tejeda and Almijara mountains.The villa is positioned high up between 2 beautiful old Spanish villages with houses of Roman,Moorish and Christian origin with breathtaking views and magnificent sunsets.The region boasts superb local restaurants serving Spanish cuisine .Local points of interest include vineyards,traditional agricultural activities (cultivation of advocados,almonds and olive groves)picturesque walks into natural forests and national parks.Local markets provide a wonderful array of local crafts and foods.This is a location where a day out at the beach is accessible on the coast for those who want to do that .The area is one you will enjoy and want to return to time and time again.

Other Activities: Wonderful local Restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cómpeta, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.75

Special rates for long Winter lets - please enquire. Please note that during the High Season bookings of at least one week minimum only accepted.
Booking Reservation 30%Deposit (non refundable).
Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Damage/security deposit £100.00 payable on arrival.
Change over day: flexible.A welcome pack
children age 7 and over are charged as extra rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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