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Apartment Montaña Rosa

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Romantic, secluded casita in a lush garden with private pool.

Have you ever wanted a holiday free of cluttered beaches, high-rises and crowded pool areas?

Welcome to Montaña Rosa, your own private home from home where you can relax in the shady corners of your own private garden, lie in the warmth of the sun beside your own pool and dine on the nearby terrace with food fresh from your own barbeque.

It's intimate, peaceful and relaxing.

Set among the stunning, mountainous scenery of the Axarquia, Montaña Rosa is a large, self-contained casita nestled in a lush, sub-tropical garden with every facility for a relaxing break from life's stresses.

With a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom, you will immediately be drawn into the sense of peace and tranquility that imbues both home and garden. Relax by your private pool with some light food and wine or under the shade of the outdoor room with its long, low table and comfortable bamboo seating. Bring a good book to the table under the vine and feel time slow down or sit at the little table in front of the stone garden and plan your tomorrows. Later you can fire up the barbeque, cook a locally produced steak or fish from the market, and enjoy it all with a glass of fruity Rioja at the dining area near the pool. Time is your own, though it moves more slowly here than you may be used to.

Surrounded by olive and almond groves with wonderful walking paths and vistas right down to the coast. Long beach at Torre del Mar just 30 minutes away and plenty of white villages nearby to explore such as Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Periana and Comares - all beautiful in their own way and maintained to a high standard with planters and boxes of flowering plants. Each have their own regular festivals celebrating some aspect for which the town or village will be well known, from Alfarnate's cherry harvest to Periana's gloriously fruity olive oil. From gazpacho soup to the birthday of San Isidro, there's always a cause for celebrating something or someone with music, wine and food and the genuine bonhomie for which the locals are justly famous.

There are walking trails for the fit and not so fit, mountain climbing, off-road cycling routes, motor cycle routes along the rugged coastline, tours of Malaga's inspiring historical sites, art galleries - including the Picasso Museum - the magnificent historical botanical gardens at La Concepción (voted one of the best in Europe) and a bewildering array of restaurants, tapas bars and delis all on our doorstep or just a short drive away.

It's yours to discover and make your own, at your own pace, in your own time.


More Details

Tony Hartnett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2017

About Tony Hartnett

My wife, a professional artist, and I moved here after falling in love with this most unique and tranquil part of Spain, its warm and hospitable people and the ever-changing colours of the landscape. I gave up a career in graphic design to concentrate on this new venture, bringing more people into contact with a Spain not found in the glossy brochures. A vibrant, close-knit and welcoming Spain that still retains so much of what has sadly been lost to the stresses of a world in a hurry..

Tony Hartnett purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tony Hartnett chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Montaña Rosa is a peaceful, relaxing and intimate experience, very different to the common perception of Spain as a place where crowded high-rise apartments clutter the coastline. Here you will be in touch with nature, with tranquility and with the traditions that still predominate in the towns and villages around us. Behind us and to the sides are the majestic mountains of Malaga's Nature Reserve. Straight ahead the valley meanders between further hills, layered in shades of pale mauve and blue, down to the coast where the Meditteranean sparkles in the sun.

High above the mountains eagles soar on the updrafts, searching for prey. Along the mountain paths Spring and Summer bring bursts of colour in a huge array of flowers and shrubs or fig trees laden down with sweet, sun-warmed fruit. Later in the year pomegranates, oranges and sweet kaki fruit are harvested, along with the olives that go to make the wonderful, fruity oil. We're surrounded by an abundance of glorious, natural produce.

What makes this apartment unique

Andalusia enjoys one of the world's healthiest climates and Montaña Rosa, at an elevation of over six bundred metres, has both the warmth of the sun and the cleanliness of pure mountain air that can invigorate mind, body and spirit.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alfarnatejo in Nororma

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Apartment Montaña Rosa
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Onze vlucht had tweeënhalf uur vertraging waardoor we plots middernacht aankwamen. Tony wachtte ons op op de afgesproken plek en loodste ons naar hun huis vlakbij. De plek is minstens even paradijselijk als de foto's weergeven. Elke dag voelde als een nieuwe ontdekking van de tuin en de terrasjes. De slaapkamer is zeer groot met een heel groot en goed bed. Er stonden etenswaren in de koelkast zodat we toch nog met gemak konden avondeten en reeds ontbijt hadden voor de volgende dag. Tony en Denise zijn zeer respectvol en discreet en toch warm en hartelijk. De omgeving leent zich tot onmiddellijke bergwandelingen en stokoude grote olijfbomen. Het is er heel rustig en toch goed bereikbaar. Vlakbij is een café-restaurant met heerlijk authentiek eten aan spotprijzen. Ik zou met heel veel plezier naar deze plek en omgeving terugkeren. Er valt nog heel veel te ontdekken en herontdekken. En ik ben de eigenaars zeer dankbaar voor al hun goede zorgen op vele vlakken.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent a wonderful week here returning last weekend, neither of us wanted to leave. The visit enhanced by Denise and Tony's generosity, kindness and helpfulness. We spent the week eating, swimming in the fabulous pool, and catching up on much needed rest, but Montana Rosa is equally well placed for sight seeing, and exploring and experiencing the real Spain. The pictures of this property do not do it justice, it is simply beautiful, set with the stunning mountains as a backdrop. A big thank you to Tony and Denise for making our week extra special. Beckie & Skye

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beckie and Skye. Many thanks for your compliments and we're really pleased that you found your stay here both relaxing and revitalising. You will always be very welcome to return at any time. Tony & Denise..
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Gracious and helpful hosts, stunning scenery, excellent accommodation, friendly locals, good food nearby, at very reasonable cost. Full marks all round.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and I thank you for your review and wish you both the best. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Montaña Rosa and very much hope to see you both again.
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  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 fantastic nights at Montana Rosa with my wife. We were given a lovely welcome by Tony and Denise along with the resident cats ☺. The most relaxing and romantic place to stay, I would recommend this lovely little house to anyone wanting to escape and unwind. Tony and Denise gave us complete privacy but were always on hand if we needed them. Thank you both and we will definitely see you again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you both here, Delme, and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Dduw bendithia Gymru! Tony & Denise
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  • 5 of 5

Meer dan 100 percent geslaagde vakantie.Woning is erg aangenaam , er ontbreekt echt niets .SPROOKJESTUIN ,en betere eigenaars kan je niet wensen .

Een droomvakantIe bestaat daar dus echt . Met veel dank aan Tony en Denise .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Que du bonheur...

  • 5 of 5

Nous disons: allez-y, retournez y.... Tout simplement exceptionnel aucune ombre au tableau... Bravo

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Nassera et Sylvain. Ce fut un plaisir de vous les deux ont ici. La prochaine fois que nous espérons parler plus Français!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alfarnatejo, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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