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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno - Villa Amores

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
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

George & Daniel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016

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


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Villa Amores - relax, enjoy the sun, scenery and pool..
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

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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Aangenaam verblijf

  • 5 of 5

Beste George en Daniel,

Na een zeer aangename vakantie is het toch wel een hele aanpassing zowel wat het weer in België betreft alsook de sfeer en gezelligheid die we hebben mogen meemaken tijdens onze vakantie. Zoals we reeds vertelden, was het uitzicht prachtig! Zo ver je kon kijken en vooral ’s avonds waren de kleuren van het landschap fascinerend. We waren bijna elke avond opnieuw verrast door de ongelooflijk mooie en rustige sfeer.

Er zijn zeer vele troeven aan het huis : mooie beplanting, veel aandacht voor belichting rond het huis, aangenaam zwembad (perfect van grootte), leuke en gezellige kamers, aandacht voor decoratie … Het overdekt terras met de prachtige grote tafel is zeker ook een meerwaarde, vooral wanneer het toch een beetje te warm wordt.

Wij vonden het eveneens handig dat er een brochure met algemeen informatie, adressen en ander weetjes beschikbaar was. De keuken was wel goed voorzien van bestek en keukengerei. Zeer handig was de wasmachine. Zeer goed koffiezetapparaat! Kleine tip : voorzie een fruitpers.

De kamers en badkamers zijn zeker goed (goede bedden).

We vonden het ook zeer aangenaam om via jullie te huren, goede en attente service (leuk om na een week vers linnen te krijgen), zeer correcte communicatie en snelle reactie op onze vragen!

Sophie, Laurent, Aurélie, Eline en Anthony

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beste Sophie, Hartelijk dank voor jullie uitgebreide en positieve review. We hebben ons best gedaan om jullie verblijf zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken, en zijn blij dat jullie genoten hebben van het huis, uitzicht en omgeving!
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Beatiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house, beautifully decorated and very well kited. We (4 adults and 2 teens) spent 10 todays this summer and enjoyed the house, the local town, the proximity to the sea and a not too long drive to Granada.

Villa Amores is decorated with incredible taste, it is larger than the feel you get from the photos. The rooms are very comfortable, the living room / dining room / kitchen area is large. We spent a lot of time in the outside terrace in the evenings looking at the sun going down across the hills. Of course we enjoyed the pool and the sun.

There are several places in the town to eat, a few bars and shops for basic food stuff. Half an hour drive there is a well sorted super market and the sea side.

We highly recommend Villa Amores and hope to return soon. George was very helpful and there is good information on the town and surroundings, plus a good bottle of wine upon arrival.

George, thank you very much for such a wonderful house, we have great memories to last a long time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Raul, thank you so much for your nice review. Daniel and I are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to speaking to you again in the future. Kind regards, George
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Wonderful house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Villa Amores for a week in May - much too short...

The house is wonderful and the location is amazing; the views over the mountains and sea (well visible on clear days) is breathtaking, as are the mature gardens and pool.

The facilities were excellent, all the rooms were spacious and very clean, very nicely decorated. We had a romantic 4 poster bed, which was soo comfortable.

The village Canillas is very charming and has all the facilities you need for basic food shopping, and 3 very decent restaurants to choose from.

We also visited the beaches at Torre del Mar, which are really nice.

George also provided us with information on other restaurants and things to do in the local area - thanks, very helpful!

We will certainly return if we come back to discover more of this beautiful part of Spain, and can only recommend the villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review, and we are happy you enjoyed your stay!
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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

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Summer 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
26 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017-2018
14 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017-2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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

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