Romantic, family villa with 2 double bedrooms and private, secluded pool
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About Clive Strawford
I am an IT freelance professional who has been very fortunate to travel the world with my job and have lived in Kuwait, China, Hong Kong, Malta, Portugal, Holland, Luxembourg and, occasionally, the UK :) I was born in Cheltenham, UK and am currently living in Spain while working in the Netherlands - very much the digital nomad
Clive Strawford purchased this Villa in 1984
Why Clive Strawford chose Benalmádena
I fell in love with this villa the very first time I travelled to mainland Spain back in the early 80s and have been living there off and on ever since.
What makes this Villa unique
The main selling points to me were the wonderful views of the sea and mountains, the tranquil setting and the proximity to the station making the villa secluded enough from the hustle and bustle of the local tourist spots yet near enough to take advantage of them whenever I wish.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Fabulous Villa, Fabulous Location, Fabulous Host.
We have had many holidays on the Costa del Sol and this is certainly one of the best. The Villa is perfectly situated with sunshine on the balcony from 0700hrs and then sunshine on the pool area until 1900hrs. The views of the sea and the mountains are stunning. The Villa was very clean and tidy and had everything that we needed. We ate in for four nights and the kitchen/ oven facilities were excellent. We tried a couple of the local restaurants in Torremuelle which were really good, with a good choice of food and reasonably priced. We utilised the nearby train station and visited Torromolinos, Fuengerola(which has a very good and large market on Tuesdays), Los Boliches and indeed the Airport, all for around 2 euros per journey. Overall, we had a fantastic stay at the Villa, and will definitely return.The information pack was very useful, and when we had to contact Clive over a minor issue, he was brilliant and came straight round and stayed with us until it was sorted.(and we had a great chat)
Mick and Cheryl - 8th June 2019
Perfect location in a quiet residential area. Fabulous views and perfect for a chill in the sun.
Clive was great, replied really quickly to any questions we had. The location to the train station meant access to the whole coast was possible if we got tired of chilling!
wow what a find
Loved the position of this villa. Close to the train station so we could explore somewhere new everyday. The villa has everything you need and much more. We used the pool every day and will be definitely returning.
photos out of date however much improved since these were taken. fab views and tranquil surroundings but so near station easy access to wherever you want to visit
This villa is perfection. So easy to get to from the train station, impecably clean and just stunning. It's like a home from home but set in the most stunning location.
The pool was amazing, very clean and welcoming on hot days.
You can travel from Malaga to Fuengirola on the train so easily from here, make the most of it!
Overall could not have asked for a better location 💙 Really don't want to leave and will be back!
We stayed in this villa in May 2019. I'm very critical of the places that I stay in and I honestly could not find fault, the villa was immaculate throughout, it had everything that we needed for the week and the welcome pack in the fridge with beer and wine got the holiday off to a great start.
If you are looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of main Benalmadena but within a one stop 2€ (one way) train journey or a 1h15m minute walk then you don't need to look any further, be warned though the immediate surroundings are not flat.
We used the villa and the train as hub to other areas like Malaga, Fuengirola and Torremolinos all within 20 minutes, we even managed a day trip to Gibraltar taking a coach from the taxi rank just outside "Benalmádena-Arroyo de la Miel" station with https://www.rubensexcursions.com/ for £30 each.
We didn't use any of the few restaurants within walking distance because their curb appeal was lacking. When the large hotel on the sea front has completed its refurbishment I am sure that more bars and restaurants will spring up. The refurbishment was supposed to be completed in Jan/2019 but I'll be surprised if its finished before 2020.
Thanks for the excellent review Jeff. Always great to hear clients had a wonderful time.
A couple of updates on the local amenities - the hotel is (allegedly :-)) reopening on 1st August as well as associated beach restaurants and bars, and two of the local bars and restaurants are changing hands including a fresh pasta and pizzeria restaurant which is due to open shortly. Hopefully this will improve the curb appeal which I totally agree needed a shot in the arm.
Torremuelle is a quiet residential area situated on the coast midway between Torremolinos and Fuengirola. It is just 20 minutes from Malaga Airport. Torremuelle has its own railway station on the line from Malaga via the airport to Fuengirola. In fact the proximity of the railway station and the local bus services has meant that the majority of our clients do not hire a car.
Within the area there is a small supermarket, several cafes, bars and restuarants.
Golf: With an excellent 18-hole course at Torrequebrada (tel: +34 95 2442742) only 5 minutes away, and a choice of 30 other courses within one hour's drive you are ideally situated to make the most of your golfing holiday. The year round sun and easy day trips to such famous places as Granada, Gibraltar, Seville, Ronda and Cordoba make this area perfect for your holiday, golfing or not.