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Holiday Villa For Rent In Alcaucín, Rural Mountain Retreat,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Villa With Stunning Mountain Views All Around.

Relax in our lovely country villa set in the Spanish mountains and experience true Spain.

Casa la Barraca is a wonderful modern yet rustic house set at the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda Mountains. It offers the most wonderful views of the Sierra Tejeda National park. The area is almost untouched by tourism unlike other parts of Andalucia.

Casa La Barraca is a 3 double bedroomed villa set among 5000 sq m of olive and Almond trees. The outside also offers a lovely terrace with a solar heated pool for all year swimming with the most incredible views. Inside the villa boast a lovely log burner for the cooler months as well as full air conditioning and heating. The kitchen is stocked with many utilities to make your stay a home away from home. Including, a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, bread making machine, family size toasted sandwich maker and much much more.

The nearest villages are either Alcaucin or Puente Don Manuel. Both are around 3km away and offer a range of Shops, Bars and restaurants. Alcaucin also has two banks and a post office and a medical centre. A true white washed village steeped in history.

If you want to travel out and about the Beaches are only 25 mins drive away and there you have a full array of shops and Restaurants, Its also not far to Granada and in the winter months the ski resort of Sierra Nevada.

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat yet close to amenities this is the villa for you.


Alcaucin is a charming white washed village, situated away from the hustle and bustle of package holiday Spain in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Axarquia in the Sierra Tejeda mountain range, along the Route of Olive Oil and Mountains, Malaga province.

The town is located approximately 54 kilometres from the city centre of Málaga and 25 kilometres from Torre del Mar. The town has a population of just under 2,500 inhabitants.

The area is great for artists as there are so many different things to paint/draw. The area is steeped in so much history and throughout the year there is so many different tones of light you will never get bored of looking for a new project. You will be able to paint/draw without even having to leave the villa if you so wish. With views all around and views towards the national park you will find it hard to pull yourself away from your work. In Malaga city there is also the wonderful Picasso museum to visit.

The area is also great for walkers and mountain bikers. With so many beautiful walks the local area has to offer. We would advise holidaying in Spring or Autumn before the weather gets too hot. You will also be able to see much natural fauna and wild flowers at these time of years. Not forgetting the wonderful wildlife. The ibex deer, wild boar and mountain goats. A real treat for anyone of any age. The area offers walks for all abilities. You can follow routes or we can put you in touch with a local tour guide.

Distances Airport: 70 kilometres

Beach: 22 kilometres

Golf: 22 kilometres

Shops: 1 kilometre

Local leisure shopping centre, small shops, restaurants, pubs, café, internet café, cinema, water park, church, park, market

Local activities cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, mountaineering, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking

Views Mountain views

Lake views

Pool views

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Smith ( English) David Silva ( Spanish)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2017

What makes this villa unique

This Villa is perfect for most types of holiday makers. You can ether relax and unwind by the pool in the summer or get cosy around our log burner in the winter. We are lucky enough to have this villa set in the most wonderful areas of Spain. It will suit people wanting to go trekking, hiking, mountaineering, caving or just a gentle walk around the lake. Also perfect for the budding artist. With so much wildlife around and the most fantastic scenery you will never run out of something to draw/Paint and then ofcourse you have the whitewashed villages to capture. The area is also perfect to the photographers, The light changes all year around and again there is so much to capture.

Bikers/cyclists will not be disappointed, be prepared for hill mind, after all we are in the mountains.

All in all the area is steeped in History and local traditions. Most Spanish are too pleased to welcome you into their lives and share stories from the past.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just want to say what a wonderful 2 weeks we had at La Barraca. Firstly the weather was wonderful and we used the pool with the lovely solar heating. The children had to be bribed to come out of it. The villa was fully equipped and would suit any type of holiday maker. The local area is with its outstanding beauty had so much to offer. We spent two full days in the national park walking and eating picnics. We ate at many restaurants too and think our favorite was Meson Sara in Puente Don Manuel, only 5 mins away. Th menu was great for family's and the staff very nice. We also visited a bird park that was local and enjoyed some lovely tapas. The owners Becky and David were great and even allowed us to visit their house where they have a small farm. Our kids got to collect fresh duck and chicken eggs and even ride on their horses. They made us feel very welcome and providing us with so much information on where to go and what to see. We will be back next year for sure.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcaucín in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , A cot can be provided free of charge
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
air conditioning /air heating is charged at 100€ per week if needed and used.


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Holiday Villa For Rent In Alcaucín, Rural Mountain Retreat,
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A peaceful and relaxing villa

  • 5 of 5

I could not recommend this villa enough. It is in a secluded area surrounded by beautiful countryside, with spectacular views of the mountains. It is easily accessible from the main mountain road within 10 minutes drive of a small town with a bakers, butchers, small supermarket and a few bars. The villa itself is extremely well equipped, with everything you could need for your stay. We had a couple of rainy days so the extensive film library came in handy. Becky was a perfect host, around when we needed her but unobtrusive. Any problems were dealt with immediately - when we arrived the wifi didn't work, an engineer arrived the next morning and got it sorted. Our little boy loved the opportunity to help feed the animals on the nearby farm, it made his holiday. Becky is continually improving the villa, an outdoor kitchen area had been added that was not in the pictures, we made great use of this as well as the BBQ. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, we look forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Always nice to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Thanks
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Puente don Manuel, Alcaucin village
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: necessary

Alcaucin and the surrounding areas have everything for all the family no matter what your age or interest. There is something for everyone. Whether its a quiet relaxing holiday you want or an adventure holiday.

There is the local Lake La Vinuela where you can fish ( with a permit) or the national park for those who like to hike.

There are caves to explore, or suba diving on the coast.

Through the summer months there is always a fiesta on somewhere where you can experience the local traditions and party throughout the day and night. In the winter months you have Granada just under two hours drive away where you can ski or just play in the snow.

We also live in an area where you can go on the most wonderful hacks on horses, or maybe a theme park or water park is more your scene.

There are boat ports for those who like to dream about owning one and wildlife and sea centers for family entertainment.

Then there are the cities of Malaga or Granada where you can learn all about the history while shopping in small shops and dining on fine foods.

There really is so much more, too much to mention. Come along and experience for yourself.

Then, not forgetting for those who want to just chill and relax the villa has everything you need.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcaucín, 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 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.12

Air conditioning and air vent heating are charged at an additional 100€ per week . This can be decided upon on arrival in times of weather uncertainty .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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