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Villa Amores - relax, enjoy the sun, scenery and pool..

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Stunning views, traditional features, rural modern facilities and our pool

Nestling in the mountains, Villa Amores is a mere 15 minutes walk from the pretty white-washed village of Canillas de Aceituno, and has spectacular panoramic views over the Sierra de Tejeda to the blue Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

The house offers spacious accommodation and wonderful seclusion, perfect for those looking for contemporary comfort combined with rustic charm.

The ground floor is built in an open plan layout. The comfortable and spacious living room has a central fireplace. Adjoining the living room area is the dining area and fully fitted kitchen.

The interiors are light and airy with beamed ceilings and French doors leading out from the living-dining room onto two terraces, where you can savour the glorious vistas, relax, unwind, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and enjoy the sun set.

Down the hallway you will find the family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, a downstairs bedroom (2 single beds), a useful wardrobe/ store cupboard, and the stairs to the upper level.

Upstairs, the landing leads to 2 further bedrooms (both double), one of which has a 4 poster bed. Both bedrooms have their own private dressing areas and en-suite bathrooms with shower. They have access to a very large roof terrace, with beautiful views of the valley, Mediterranean sea, the village and the Sierra de Tejada Mountains.

The living room and all bed-rooms benefit from fully fitted Airconditioning.

In addition the house is fitted with underfloor heating for convenience during the colder winter months from November to March, and the airconditioning in the bedrooms also functions as air heating.

Outside, the covered terrace has a built-in barbecue making it ideal for outdoor cooking, and the walled pool/ sun terrace with an 8 x 4 pool...

In summer the pool is naturally warmed up by the sun shine but in spring and autumn the pool is heated to a comfortable 25-27 degrees celcius using an eco-friendly inverter system. Please note, the pool is not heated during the winter season from November to March.

A winding path leads down from the terraces to the rest of the garden, including a small grove of carob, almond and olive trees.

The house is set within walking distance from the picturesque village of Canillas de Aceituno. The village has a good variety of shops, bars, restaurants and other facilities. It is one of the most beautiful villages in the region. More shops and restaurants can be found in the nearby village of Vinuela.

Velez-Malaga en Torre del Mar are 20 minutes by car, and the Mediterranean sea is just 5 minutes beyond.


During the summer season the standard change-over date is saturdays however, if you would like to arrive on a different day, please check with George...

More Details

George & Daniel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About George & Daniel

We are Daniel Tiel and George de Graag. We live in Holland, between Amsterdam and The Hague.

Daniel has worked in the Dutch banking industry for over 25 years, and is currently a senior consultant in Training & Development.

George has worked in Human Resources in Hotels for over 15 years, most of which in the London area (where we met), and currently works for a large Health Care Insurance provider in Holland.

George & Daniel purchased this villa in 2014

Why George & Daniel chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

First time we visited the property we fell in love with the views, the quiet & rural location and amazing sun sets- and that has not changed over the years.

Since we purchased the villa we have retained that feeling, changed some of the interior/ decor, added huge outdoor brick planters, pool heating & airco for the bedrooms.

In the near future we are planning to make further changes/ additions to the garden and the "usual" replacement/updating of facilities and equipment.

What makes this villa unique

Where to start:

- a private 8x4m Pool, which is heated in Spring and Autumn to provide for pool fun from March to October (not mid winter)

- 3 spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and individual A/C units

- a fully equipped lounge/ kitchen & dining room with A/C

- mature gardens

- a quiet, rural location

- easy access to the main roads

- good variety of facilities nearby (shops, restaurants)

- amazing views over the Mediterranian Sea, Sierra de Tejada with Mount Maroma and the village of Canillas de Aceituno

- ideal for both the active and 'less active' holiday maker

- the nearby Sierra de Tejada Natural park has wonderful (and sometimes hair raising) walking & cycling trails

- the house is a mere 20 minutes by car from the coast


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Villa Amores - relax, enjoy the sun, scenery and pool..
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful and relaxed holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hello George, We had a wonderful stay at your villa. It was more than we expected. You have created a beautiful place to have an extremely relaxing holiday. We had everything we needed there...all perfect. Thank you very much for everything!!

Kind regards


  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen, you are most welcome! - I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, George
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Amazing villa!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for a week as part of our 3 week holiday in Spain. After our long flight from Australia we couldn't have asked for a more comfortable, welcoming, clean and beautiful place to arrive at. It is so tastefully decorated with lots of character and everything you might need has been thought of. The views are spectacular and very difficult to leave. It is an ideal base for exploring the Andalucian region and so quiet and relaxing. It is one of the best places we have ever stayed and I can highly recommend it even in winter. We would love to come back in the summer one day so we could use the beautiful pool. Communication with the owners was very easy and they were very helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Villa Amores, the house and location are simply stunning. It was everything my family and I had hoped for and more. The rustic house itself is very spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped with all the facilities you would need for your stay. The garden was an absolute joy, whether we were playing in the pool, relaxing taking in the views on the balcony or having lunch in the outdoor eating area it was an idyllic setting. I could sit taking in the mountain views all day long.

I cannot recommend Villa Amores enough, all the family had a wonderful time and would love to go back again. It was also a pleasure dealing with the owners George and Daniel, who made the stay as easy and painless as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wayne and Louise, thank you so much for your wonderful review. The house is nice but the tranquility, location and scenery is what we fell in love with within minutes from arriving at the house, and still do everytime we are at the house. I am glad you feel the same! Thank you for staying at our house with your family! George & Daniel
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 had a wonderful holiday at Villa Amores. We have been renting villas throughout Italy & France for a number of years and this by far has been our best experience. There was plenty of space both inside and out with everything finished to a high standard making it very comfortable and pleasant to spend time there. I have never gone on holiday and cooked so much, I didn't want to leave. The English tv channels and wifi were a big hit with my teenage children and the goats tinkling across the mountain every evening caused great excitement with the younger ones! Situated just outside Cannilas, villa Amores is perfectly positioned with 3 lovely restaurants, a bakery and shops to cater for all your needs. A trip to Alhambra in Granada is not to be missed and we particularly liked Torre del Mar ( a seaside town at the bottom of the mountain) which was more Spanish than the busier more touristy resorts along the coast. George & Daniel were so lovely to deal with and always responded promptly to any queries we had. The Villa was stocked with lots of complementary extras that I have never experienced before. From someone whom I know it's hard to please, it has been a pleasure. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Yvonne, thank you so much for your kind review - we do our best to please all our guests and I am glad to see you had a wonderful holiday ;-) George
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Beautiful villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

A superb holiday villa, one of few that deliver MORE than the photos and description suggest. We visited at the end of October during rain and sun, with some chillier nights (but also some great sunshine in between). Villa Amores was warm and cosy with all the facilities you need (Wifi, underfloor heating, duvets, well equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room) even when the weather lets you down. There is a great covered balcony at the pool-level terrace from which you can enjoy outdoor dining even if the weather is less than ideal. And the views are fantastic - I could watch the light on the hills all day. Views are even more fantastic from the upstairs balcony - the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset (or moonrise - over Canillas after dinner). Peace, privacy & tranquility, but just close enough to Canillas town for evening meals on foot (a steep 1 km into town, but great on the way back down). We loved the pool (heated), and the kids enjoyed the waves at family-friendly Torre del Mar (30 mins), and caves & coast at Nerja (1 hour), and hiking up la Maroma mountain from Canillas was unforgettable! Booking and payment were easy and secure; George was always quick to respond by email. We don't usually go back to exactly the same place twice for holidays, but we'll definitely make an exception for Villa Amores!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mel, Thanks for your glowing reaction. Daniel and I made every effort to ensure you had a comfortable & great stay, so I am glad we succeeded. Unfortunately the weather is one of the few things we have no control over. Warm regards, George
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

First of all a big thank you to George - for the great communication and information we received before our arrival. No silly question of mine was too much trouble.

The house itself is an absolute dream. We stayed here in September for 2 weeks and seriously enjoyed the location, pool and house itself + the surrounding areas.

The house is tastefully decorated, was comfortable and had everything we wished for - a good kitchen, great BBQ and very comfy beds (much bigger than it looks on the pictures).

The first few nights we only sat on the terrace, and the sun set is beautful, peaceful and quiet.

We spent a few days at the small beaches near Nerja, highly recommended as it does not look like the beaches of the Costa del Sol with its horrible high flats.

We also took on the challenge to get to the top of the Maroma - it took a few hours but when we got there it was as if the world was at our feet, so peaceful, and then we had to get back down again...

The village of Canillas de Aceituno is picture perfect, small and very cosy. The 3 restaurants are certainly worth a visit. We also had lunch at the "Las Perlas" restaurant which George recommended - and indeed it was jummy.

Also the internet connection is super fast!

All in all a great holiday, and a house to return to...

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elke, thank you for your very nice review - we aim to please and I am glad we managed to do this ;-) Kind regards, George
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
650 Metres
Bar/ Restaurant La Sociedad
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Restaurant Asedor de Maroma
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada - Pradollano
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre de Mar
Car: necessary

- Great beaches, quiet location but close to all necessary local amenities.

- Also great for (nature) hikes/ walks in the Sierra Tejada with Mount Maroma.

For more information on local ammenities visit the "Visitcostadelsol.com" - website: http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/things-to-do/searchresults?prodtypes=ATTR&refined=1&refine-productproximity=on&src_proximity_dist=50000&src_proximity=18481


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87

- During Summer period change-over date is Saturdays, unless otherwise agreed
- House rules/ terms & conditions apply - please ask

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - En-suite to double bedroom, 1st floor - private bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - En-suite to double bedroom, 1st floor - private bathroom
  • 3 bathrooms of which 1 family downstairs + 2 ensuite/ private bathrooms upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , king size - 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , kingsize
    extra beds - 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 2 fold away beds, suitable for children but not babies
  • Downstairs: - twin bedroom (15m2) with A/C and access to family bathroom Upstairs; - 2 double bedrooms (22m2 each) with A/C, private ensuite bathrooms and changing/ dressing areas
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bills and standard cleaning is included in the rental price + linens changed on a weekly basis for stays 14 days weeks or over. Discounts - subject to availability: - 10% "returning guest" discount applies for all registered guests & - 5% "early bird" discount applies for bookings for the following year

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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