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Luxurious, Spacious Yet Homely Town House in Central Nerja

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Double Bedrooms,2 Bathrooms, Large Courtyard, Sleeps 4-5

Casa Animas is a luxurious, artistically-decorated and spacious town house located right in the centre of Nerja town.

It is a much-loved home, equipped with everything you will need during your stay.

Two large living-lounge areas surrounded by all the books you could ever dream of getting through on your holiday. (English, Spanish and French).

A good-sized and fully-equipped kitchen overlooking a large Moroccan-themed courtyard perfect for sunbathing, reading, painting and dining in total luxury.

Master spacious double bedroom with two small balconies overlooking the street with an en suite half bathroom with another small balcony and walk-in wardrobe.

A second very spacious double bedroom with a wide balcony overlooking the courtyard, and with a spiral staircase leading to a large terrace with a glimpse of the mountains in the distance.

Both bedrooms have inbuilt air conditioning/ heaters for the hot and colder months of the year.

A large bathroom with large corner bath (room for two!)

A small and very rustic single bedroom with a low ceiling at the other side of the courtyard with a downstairs room that we use as a storeroom for beach gear and cleaning products.

A small terrace ideal for sunbathing or reading in winter but which does get pretty warm during summer months.

Five or less minutes to bars, restaurants, beaches and everything you will need for your perfect holiday in the sun.

TV and unlimited Wifi.

More Details

Property Manager
Melissa Launay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Melissa Launay

My name is Melissa Launay and I am a fine artist and children's illustrator living and working between London and Nerja with my partner.

Animas 28 is my family home where I grew up, and where I went to elementary and high school.

My father Andrew Launay was an author, screen-writer and novelist from London of French origin. As a writer he could work from anywhere in the world so while I was born in London we moved to Nerja when I was 6 and never looked back.

12 years ago we decided to give the house a dramatic renovation into what you see today. Nothing escaped transformation. Floors, ceilings, and windows disappeared and reappeared somewhere completely different, and even now it remains a working project as I always want to add murals, details and beauty to it.

All the art work, the books, details and all the furniture have been hand-picked with great care and love.

It brings me great pleasure to offer my friendly, homely house, full of character and good energy for guests to enjoy as much as we do.

Melissa Launay purchased this house in 1986

Why Melissa Launay chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

This great house in Nerja, one of the real gems of Andalucia is a unique, special and happy place full of art, memories, character and culture.

What makes this house unique

Casa Animas is a charismatic, artistic home with Persian and Moroccan themes. The Moroccan themed courtyard has a mural painted by the artist owner and the whole house has an organic, natural and enchanting feel.

The house is spacious and open-planned allowing in lots of natural light during the day. When the sun goes down the well thought-out lighting makes this house feel cosy and dreamy.

Charming lamps hidden amongst the plants in the courtyard make dining outside a luxurious and romantic experience!

The large kitchen and living-lounge room overlooking the courtyard are the perfect place to socialise while cooking up a storm, relaxing and reading.

It doesn’t get much better than waking up over-looking the courtyard from the balcony with its beautiful plants while you listen to the swallows flying over the town – the perfect summer holiday sounds.

Spending the days at the beach, going for a tapas lunch, having a siesta while the birds sing in the courtyard, a sundowner at one of the bars overlooking the sea, dining out in the town’s most charming little restaurants, walking through its ambient and vibrant streets with its boutique shops or just relaxing in the courtyard at night will make your holiday the most memorable holiday in the South of Spain!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nerja in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Blue bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    In-suit bathroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Artist's bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Big balcony overlooking the courtyard
    Writers bedroom - 1 Double Bed , With an en suite half bathroom with walk in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious, Spacious Yet Homely Town House in Central Nerja
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Gorgeous property, tastefully decorated, and stocked with many things to do.

  • 5 of 5

Melissa was very kind and gracious to show us around upon arrival. The house is artistically decorated and a real visual treat. Really enjoyed the collection of movies and music in the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Allen, Jane and Catherine. I was an absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you so much for taking such good care of the house! We hope to see you in Nerja and in Casa Animas again in the near future. Best wishes, Melissa
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Gorgeous home, lovely artwork

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this house! We don't want to be staying in a separate tourist part of a place, and felt part of the local life in lovely Nerja. The house is like a tardis, full of interest and beauty, the books, paintings and décor were gorgeous. What a lovely holiday we had. The beach was 10 minutes away on foot and local streets were full of cafes, shops and restaurants, a great find. Melissa was very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you Kate and we hope to see you and your gorgeous family at Casa Animas again in the future. Best wishes, Melissa
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the heart of Nerja no car needed.A little street noise in the front bedroom.Would get six stars if their was shower in the front bedroom half bathroom plenty of room to do so.Otherwise great property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing us! we hope to see you again at Casa Animas soon. Best wishes, Melissa
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Beautiful Spanish home in centre of town.

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient for town with shops and restaurants, beaches and bus station to venture elsewhere.

House very relaxing with comfy beds and sofas, as well as a lovely terrace off living area and two others upstairs, filled with shrubs and flowers.

We would definitely return.

Visited Malaga ( local bus 1-11/2 hours) Frigliana (local bus 15 mins)

And booked a tour to Granada and The Alhambra (11/2 hours ) This trip not to be missed, absolutely exquisite palace and fascinating history, all with guide.

Worth booking before you arrive as gets so busy.

Icing on the cake was lovely warm weather and a few swims in the sea.

Thank you Melissa, it was great to meet you X


  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to host you and I hope we see you again very soon! Best wishes, Melissa
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Casa Animas is a charming home, in the center of Nerja, equipped with every amenity imaginable.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent ten incredible days in this beautiful home, walking distance to the best shops, restaurants and magnificent beaches. Our kind, most helpful, incredibly creative (she's truly one of the best artists I've ever seen, her exquisite paintings hang throughout the house) extraordinary host, Melissa, made sure we wanted for nothing. From the gorgeous outside patio, to the amazing kitchen stocked with every available amenity, Casa Animas was the perfect home away from home. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location , location , location and style !!!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Casa Animas for two weeks in July 2016 as a family , the access was organised and carried out by the owner Melissa who was fantastic throughout our booking and holiday period.

The house is beautiful and a typical Spanish townhouse of Nerja with style and quality and with the artistic touch of the owner to bring the quality to the fore with paintings , furniture and books .

The provision of quality bed linen , towels and beach towels is also a big plus in a market where so many renters don't supply quality in these areas , Melissa supplies quality which brings the whole package together.

The house was very much a home from home with everything you would need for a holiday .

The location is fantastic for all beaches , restaurants , cafes , shops and bars in the town .

I would only have one complaint about the house and that was that the lack of air conditioning and that brings the overall quality of the rental to the four stars for me instead of five .

There was fans provided for each room but the quality of sleep and general comfort in the upper floor of the house was at times difficult .

The lack of a pool was not an issue as the house is located within walking distance to all the beaches .

I would most certainly go back to Casa Animas and will probably book again as it brings the quality I look for in a holiday rental .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all your feedback and wonderful comments. We are aware of the heat during July and August and the lack of air conditioning ( only fans ) and that is something we are planning to add during the winter months. Next year we will have air conditioning in both bedrooms. We hope you and your family visit again soon, it was a delight to host you. Best wishes, Melissa
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Malaga airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
In Calle Gloria
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Baviera Golf
Nearest Train
52 Kilometres
Malaga City
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Kilometres
Towards Malaga or Granada city
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
A huge selection of restaurants close by
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Playa El Salon, Playa Calahonda
Car: not necessary

A beautiful, very spacious charismatic town house, Animas 28 is located in the centre of the town with all activity and everything you might need right on your doorstep.

The town has beautiful views of the sea and the mountains, particularly from its famous Balcon de Europa. There’s a selection of lovely little beaches in the town centre itself to choose from, all the restaurants, high street shops and night clubs, emergency clinics and chemists, all just five minutes walking distance from the house.

Frigiliana, the Caves of Maro, Maro and other stunning villages are just 15 minute drive from the house. Other activities such as water theme parks are perfect for a family day out, or for something more peaceful try the isolated nature park beaches, nudist beaches, scuba diving, waterfalls, walks and picnics in the mountains.

A nearby shopping mall for a bigger selection of shops is only 20 minute drive in Torre del Mar.

Both Malaga City and Granada are an hour away by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nerja, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer- Autumn 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Autumn 2017
16 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Festive season 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter 2018
9 Jan 2018 - 12 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
13 Mar 2018 - 27 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Peak summer 2018
8 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late summer
15 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Festive season
21 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

CHECK-IN anytime after 2pm
CHECK-OUT anytime before 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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