Silence, relaxation, comfortable furniture, A/C, heating, internet access, pool
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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 Salares
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.
Bitte rauchen Sie außerhalb der Gebäude.
Kinderbetten, Kindergeschirr, Hochstuhl
Bitte bringen Sie Ihren Hausmüll selbst in die am Straßenrand stehenden Beige-Blauen öffentlichen Mülltonnen. Das ist das für alle übliche Verfahren.
Schließen Sie bitte immer beim Verlassen der Finca und abends die Sonnenschirme. Nehmen Sie bitte die Sitzkissen und Auflagen ebenfalls abends hinein
Bitte rufen Sie uns gleich an, wenn Ihnen ein Defekt auffällt, damit wir sofort reparieren/ersetzen können und Ihre Finca-Freude erhalten bleibt.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A wonderful Autumnal break
A lovely traditional finca, very well appointed in stunning natural surroundings on the edge of the Natural Park and mountains. Tranquility in abundance and complete privacy. Ralf, the owner, was extremely helpful in making me get the most out of my stay.
Such a beautiful finca with complete privacy, the views are breathtaking with no one around for miles, there was a lovely village close by (15 mins by car) with friendly people, a bar and a restaurant. I would definitely visit again, Ralf the owner was so helpful and kind to answer any questions we had (we got lost on arrival and he was amazing with helping us find our way) I would highly recommend this relaxing get away :)
Lovely place with beautiful suroundings
We had a very plesant week at Finca Marico. The house has everything and more for an unforgettable holiday. It was very clean and well equipted. Ralf the owner stayed in the other house during our stay and he did everything to make our stay for us and our son of 21 months even more perfect. You can tell he absolutly loves his property and guests and takes very good care of it. The terras is perfectly save for a little kid.
The view is breathtaking, you are high up in the mountains. That's the only thing, from the coast you have to drive 30-45 minutes through the mountains and the last part is very steep. It's far up in the hills and if you have a fear of heights the way to the Finca is a challenge.
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!
Ruhe und vollständige Entspannung
Top ausgestattet Finca. Alles wie beschrieben finden man auch vor Ort wieder. Sehr sympathischer Vermieter. Die Umgebung ist traumhaft und für Wanderer ein Paradies. Ein Pool der den Namen auch verdient. Gerne jederzeit wieder!
Très belle maison, tout y est( la maison est très bien équipée), et quel bonheur cette piscine.
Endroit très calme et très reposant, la vue est juste magnifique.
The finca Marico has its own ground and private pool. Finca Marico is located 750 metres above sea level.Marico is 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.
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.