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Independent, cared-for villas between the Andalusan mountains; enjoy the silence - Finca Marico (2 to 7 people)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights



Finca Marico (2 to 7 people)

Finca Marico combines an outdoor Mediterranean life with bourgeois comfort. The buildings are located on the south side, connected by terraces, gardens and a pavilion with vineyards. Thus, intimacy, distance and freshness can be obtained. The stunning 40 m2 swimming pool, is maintained by the administrator. Of the four bedrooms, two are in Casa Antigua with two en suite beds, a fireplace and a bathroom behind 60 cm of antique farm walls. The spacious Casa Jardín (garden room) features a complete bathroom and two beds. The Casa Azul has two small bedrooms with a garden on the roof terrace that offers three beds (suitable for children and adolescents). Next to the pool, the terraces are the centre of life with sun or starlight, and fresh air. The double view towards the mountain to the north and the sea to the south is overwhelming. This idyllic farm offers complete gas and electric heating equipment. You will always be the only guest.

About the property

Marico, Fuente de Hierro

Finca Marico and Finca Fuente de Hierro are two villas independent from one another, each with their own private pool (200 m from each other). You will always be the only guest. The pool is 10 m x 4 m with interior lighting. Swimming at night is an unforgettable experience, in which you can see the flickering stars. The romantic Finca Marico is located on a 3.5 hectare plot of land with an Andalusian style that sleeps two to seven people. Through a 150 m path (lighted) from the house, you will arrive at the private car park, which is sheltered by eucalyptus and cypress trees; it is not visible from outside. You will have a 40 m2 pool available (only for you, illuminated), as well as a washer, a dishwasher, bed linens, towels, a kitchen with four gas burners, an electric oven, an oven, a microwave, a granite worktop, complete equipment; all without additional costs.

Finca Marico combines an outdoor Mediterranean life with bourgeois comfort. The buildings are located on the south side, connected by terraces, gardens and a pavilion with vineyards. Finca Fuente de Hierro (about 2000 m²) is located at an altitude of 790 metres and has two floors. The ground floor is 150 m2 and the first floor is 140 m2. You will always be the only guest, and you can bring from 10-15 people maximum to enjoy your holiday. In the spacious and diverse terraces, you can retire as you like and enjoy the peace, or gather with other family or group members to socialize. The pool at Finca Fuente de Hierro is 9 x 4 metres, with interior lighting and heating. You will also have available a counter current system. The Finca Fuente de Hierro, as well as Finca Marico, are equipped with air conditioning. Especially for the in-between season and the winter months, the underfloor heating system is very delightful. This is powered mostly by the sun through thermal solar panels. The house includes bed linen and towels. The two kitchens are fully equipped. The washers include powder detergent and guests with children appreciate them greatly for washing clothes, so they are fresh the next day, which lightens their luggage.

Sierra de Almijarra / de Tejeda natural park offers hiking routes (maps are available in the living room) and Baviera Golf offers golf on the coast. This is the ideal place to be for your holiday, whether alone or in a group, and for the most demanding. Here, you will find peace and relaxation being the only guests. Our beloved administrator, Alejo, will attend to you. In all of the washbasins there are soap dispensers with pH balanced soap. There are also soap dispensers in the shower full of pH balanced aloe vera shower gel.

Additional information:

We would be delighted to send you our brochure or portfolio with more detailed information. Take a look at more pictures on our website. Finca Marico and Finca Fuente de Hierro s feature a high-speed internet connection and Wi-Fi. The telephone is a VoIP telephone with a simple mode of operation. Calls from Germany are a very low cost (and normal price for local calls). You will also have the option to call German fixed lines for 2 cents a minute. German wireless calls cost 17 cents a minute.


You can travel in car or a plane by flying directly into Malaga and later by renting a car at the airport. You will be able to find detailed information in the brochure and the information folder that we, with much pleasure, will send you. Our administrator will welcome you and show you the finca. If your arrival is delayed, the administrator will be waiting, and if you arrive during the night, everything will be lit up and open. The administrator will go the next morning. He will be present on the finca for a few hours, depending on the weather, various times per week to water the plants, clean the pool and to tend the garden. Cheap flights are found through Ryanair, Condor, Airberlin, TUIfly, Easy Jet, GermanWings, Lufthansa, and Iberia.

Cultural sites close to the finca/climate:

Hours away by car:

Granada (Alhambra) is 2.5 hours away; Seville is 3.5 hours away; Ronda is 3 hours away, Cordoba is 2.5 hours away; Toledo is 5 hours away, Gibraltar is 3 hours away. From Algeciras, it is 3 hours to Ceuta or Morocco. La Axarquía (Rincón de la Victoria until Nerja) has the most temperate climate in Europe. The location between the sea and the mountains creates a constant temperature that allows the cultivation of olives, almonds, wine, persimmons, avocados, sugar cane, mangos and papayas.

More Details

Ralf Hansen
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Ralf Hansen

I, myself, live in a small village by the sea, enveloped in a natural paradise in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany and I work as an engineer in the capital, Kiel.

Ralf Hansen purchased this house in 1983

Why Ralf Hansen chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Since I was born in a similar Mediterranean climate in Ciudad del Cabo where I lived until I was 8 years old, here, in northern Germany, we missed the delightful Mediterranean weather. Where could you find a better place than Andalusia to build a Mediterranean house? The delightful climate, the stunning landscape, and the plants and flowers on the hillsides of the mountains have captured us. The air is so fresh and the silence is deafening. I, myself, can recuperate completely from the intense professional world, in a short time in this refuge. I can recuperate my strength and compensate it with work in the countryside, the house and technology. I invest a large part of my time on the maintenance and development of both villas, which I simply enjoy, as well as to see how my flowers and trees grow. As every year, I am still able to improve the houses and facilities, as well as figure out how I can integrate the latest modern technology in those facilities. Why not control the plant watering by iPhone? Watering takes a lot of time to complete and the systems (pumps, hoses, valves, relays, regulations) should function in a way that every plant obtains a guaranteed amount of water, especially during the summer months. Therefore, there we were, 20 years ago, with friends on the balcony, looking down towards the valley and we thought, how lovely would it be to automatise everything? We passed the thought off as something utopic and dreamlike. Now it is possible - amazing, right? Often, nights are more than you expect, since there is so much to tell underneath the stars. Because, with a good red wine, manchego cheese cut into slices and stars, no one will want to go to bed early. I also sleep better in my house on the farm. A huge breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice gives good luck to the start of the day for everyone! Discover for yourself, the beauty of this royal, enchanting oasis.

What makes this house unique

The view towards the south of the valley, to this extent of the Mediterranean, on clear days without humidity (evaporation) allows you to see Africa, and the Rif mountain range across the sea. It is better than television! You will have the option to go on daily hikes through the mountain range. Behind the gate, to the left, and after 500 metres, you will be in the natural park and entering the mountains. Be it through sinuous hikes or through hikes accompanied with wooded trees (Incona, State) you will be able to arrive at 1800 m or even more, above Maroma. You can walk for hours, always discovering something new. When I return to the finca, this created idyll delights me. I often do not wish to go far because there is always something to do in the house: read, write, water, plant, prune, replace, renovate and improve things. I like when everything goes as planned and is in order. After a few days on the finca, when I need to get out, I also go on excursions and there is much to choose. Between five to fifteen kilometres there are beautiful, tiny villages with Arab influence (for example, the village completely destroyed in the Civil War and newly constructed in 2005, Acebuchal, which is reached across from a river). For full-day excursions, you can follow the Seneca Route, the Romans and the Arabs. All in the course of one day! Including Gibraltar Tarifa, Ronda, Malaga, Cordoba, Granada, Alhama de Granada, the Alpujarras, Almería y Nerja. Oh, there is so much to say and tell and not enough space here! After work, why not go to Nerja for a coffee and cake in the afternoon, or to the huge Venetian ice cream parlour (the others are not so good), followed by a visit to the Balcón de Europa, a mile away. Alternatively, you could simply eat outside. Therefore, you can recover peace through different means.

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In den Monaten November bis incl. April Pool auf Anfrage.

Preise incl. Strom, Wasser, Gas, Heizung, Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Endreinigung.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salares in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower , Delightful in summer
    Separate toilet - Toilet
  • We provide sheets and towels. Free washer use is provided. You will be able to easily wash towels, bathroom linen and your children´s clothing when you wish. Free washing powder for two washes is provided. You will be able to dry your clothes on the drying rack behind Casa Antigua or on easily collapsible racks (2) on the spacious terrace. The easily collapsible drying racks are found in the closet behind the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • Three bedrooms with two single beds, one single, two baby cots. Casa Azul (3 beds) especially equipped for children and adolescents. Casa Azul does not have a bathroom. Casa Antigua (2 beds) and Casa Jardín (2 beds), both feature air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
This idyllic facility is fully equipped. You will find a pool, patio furniture, insect proof windows, a fireplace, gas and electric heating for cold winter nights, fans, two inside showers, one outside shower, a collection of Spanish and English books, a radio, and a CD player. You will also find a complete kitchen with refrigerators and freezers, a gas and electric kitchen, a microwave and a dishwasher (including detergent), a barbecue, a washer, a 40 m2 swimming pool (from May to October), a satellite TV, and broadband Internet access. You will have a VoIP telephone available, in which minutes will be billed separately. It is important that you feel comfortable with us. Feel free to contact us with any doubt. The amenities and the charm of Finca Marico will delight you. Experience your holiday on Finca Marico and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Finca Marico (2 to 7 people)
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Grimbergen, Belgium

Spaanse pracht

  • 5 of 5

Onze eerste Spaanse ervaring was er eentje om te onthouden. Op een uurtje van Malaga luchthaven en na een toch wel avontuurlijke rit in de bergen met prachtige uitzichten in Finca Marico aangekomen te zijn, konden we niets anders dan zeer tevreden zijn met onze keuze van vakantiehuis. Werkelijk alles is hier aanwezig: huisraad in overvloed, wasmachine, airco, grote koelkast(en), comfortabele bedden, bedlinnen, handdoeken, zwembad, WIFI (!), teveel om op te noemen, .... Finca Marico is ontzettend goed onderhouden, omgegeven door prachtige bloemen en planten. Gelegen met adembenemend zicht op de bergen. Geweldig om te vertoeven. De huiseigenaar is super vriendelijk en was uiterst behulpzaam zowel voor als tijdens ons verblijf. Beetje afgelegen, maar laat dit u niet afschrikken: wij zijn er bijna iedere dag op uitgetrokken: Competa, Malaga, Archez, Nerja, Frigiliance, ... We hebben ontzettend genoten van ons verblijf in Spanje en vooral in Finca Marico. Wij kunnen dit huis van harte aanbevelen aan iedereen die houdt van comfort, rust, privacy en prachtige natuur!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paisibles vacances dans une villa merveilleuse

  • 5 of 5

Une Finca typique, très jolie, très insolite avec des petites terrasses pour chaque moment de la journée! Le propriétaire est un amoureux des fleurs ce qui rend la Finca très agréable, 'habitée' et personnelle. On se sent directement chez soi, serviettes en abondance, fond de cuisine,...et très important un hôte à l'écoute, soucieux du bien être de ses locataires.

Rien à redire sauf qu'on y retournera tellement l'endroit est magnifique, si vous voulez vous reposer, faire de belles balades, profiter de la nature, tout y est! Encore un grand merci pour ce séjour plus que réussi.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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ein Ort um die Seele baumeln zu lassen...

  • 5 of 5

Es war eine wunderschöne Zeit, die leider viel zu schnell vorbei war.

Die Finca Mario liegt in einer absolut ruhigen Lage. Durch die Höhenlage war es von den Temperaturen mitten im Hochsommer auch abends immer sehr angenehm.

Der Vermieter ist sehr zuvorkommend, hilfsbereit und ermöglicht so ziemlich jeden Wunsch, den man äußert. Wir haben von ihm viele hilfreiche Tipps bekommen und hatten so das Gefühl, als ob wir gar nicht an einen neuen Ort kommen, sondern alles schon bekannt war.

Die Finca selbst ist gut ausgestattet. Es war alles vorhanden, was man so braucht - und eigentlich noch mehr.

Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen!

Andrea und Martin


  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mr RALF HANSEN est un Monsieur très méticuleux et cultivé a bien soigner sa maisons pour que ses hôtes ne manquerons de rien

La maison est équipée de tout ,je dis bien de tout avec un détail qui reflète le niveau humain ,et la générosité du propriétaire ,

pour ceux qui cherchent la tranquillité ,le calme , et aussi "l'isolement" c'est l'endroit idéal,encore bravo Mr RALF HANSEN

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Finca zum Wohlfühlen

  • 5 of 5

Die Angaben zu der von uns für 3 Wochen angemietete Finca Fuenta Hierro waren

absolut korrekt.Die Finca war in einem Top-Zustand einschließlich des Pools u. der Außenanlagen mit einer wahren Blumenpracht.Wöchentliche Reinigung der Finca u.

tägliche Pflege der Außenanlagen u. des Pools waren selbstverständlich.Der Ver-

mieter gibt eine ausführliche schriftliche Einweisung,die ergänzt wird durch eine

telefonische Beratung.Letzteres auch während des Aufenthaltes,was bei Störungen wichtig ist.Der deutsche Vermieter spricht fließend Spanisch!

Wir empfehlen diese Finca in unserem Freundes-u. Bekannten-Kreis.Hier geht man wirklich kein Risiko ein.

Im Vordergrund der Freizeitmöglichkeiten liegt das Wandern in 800 m Höhe und

höher in dem benachbarten Naturpark.Dazu kommen am Haus das Schwimmen,

Tischtennis u. Grillen.Nicht zu vergessen das kostenlose WLan.

Ein PKW ist Voraussetzung;man kann in einigen Kilometern die weißen Dörfer

Competa(mit Einkaufsmöglichkeiten),Sedella und Salares erreichen;Salares

auch zu Fuß auf einem sog. Eselspfad.Tagesausflüge sind nach Malaga u.

auch Granada möglich.

Zur Küste sind es rund 20 Km;schöne Strände in Torre del Mar,Torrox u.


Diese Finca ist in jeder Hinsicht empfehlenswert !

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Tolle Finca in absolut ruhiger Lage. Liebevoll und bis ins kleinste Details eingerichtet und ausgerüstet. Freundliche und ausführliche Begleitung und Information durch den Vermieter.

Wir alle haben uns super wohl gefühlt und wären gerne noch geblieben.

Wir kommen ganz sicher wieder.

Vielen Dank

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Salares Canillas de Albaida, Archez
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Baviera Golf Club La Caleta
Nearest Train
78 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Salares Canillas de Albaida, Archez
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Torre del Mar, Nerja
Car: recommended

The Marico and Fuente de Hierro villas are independent from one another. Each has their own ground and private pool. Finca Marico is located 750 metres above sea level, and Finca Fuente de Hierro is located 790 metres above sea level. They are located near large cultural cities east of Malaga at the Costa del Sol to the south of Maroma (2065 m), and 400 m from the Sierra de Almijara/Tejeda nature park, between the Archez-Salares, Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta Moorish wine villages. Enjoy the Mediterranean views (10 straight kilometres on a mountainous motorway 23 kilometres from the coast). Malaga Airport, where you have the option to rent a car, is 78 km away. In Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta, you will find a place to buy daily necessities, restaurants, and there are many Costa del Sol touristic centres in La Caleta, Torre del Mar and Vélez Málaga. There are also golf courses (Baviera Golf). The sun and temperate mountain breeze create an enjoyable dry climate. Here, you will find perfect peace. Behind, like a backdrop, the tall trees guarantee silence.

Other activities:

Jog through the sinuous paths between the mountains, hike with views of Granada or walk and enjoy the stunning natural park setting. The company Salamandra in Cómpeta, also offers, for example, mountain biking, kayaking and caving (visit their website).


You will be able to play golf on the coast, which you will see marked on the motorway: Baviera Golf Club. Please, call the club for any further information.


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