A 4 bedroom rustic finca style country villa, sleeps 8, six in the main house and two in the self contained cottage.
This country property has a large private infinity pool and is set in a rural and tranquil location in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park but is within easy driving distance of the cosmopolitan town of Marbella and thriving marina of Puerto Banus. Set in its own grounds of nearly two acres the property has three double bedrooms and a self contained double bedroomed cottage overlooking the large pool. There are 180 degree rural lake views from covered and open terraces and a large barbecue terrace.
Peaceful and tranquil, the finca is ideal for a relaxing break close to some of the best amenities on the Costa del Sol including numerous Golf Courses, which are within easy reach. The lake is great for fishing and kayaking and we have a double and a single kayak for use to explore the length of the lake and secluded inlets. There is great walking for all levels in the surrounding countryside and horse riding is available locally.
Check the testimonials to see what previous guests have thought of the villa and the surrounding valley and range of activities locally.
BEACHES: The coast is only 10kms away and offers a great range of beaches to cater for all tastes. There are plenty of family friendly beaches, luxury beaches (Nikki Beach), disco beaches (Puerto Banus), and even a naturist beach at Cabopino. All offer beach bars or restaurants. A range of water sports is also available from the beaches as well as the large number of marinas and ports in the area including Puerto Banus, Marbella, Cabapino, and Estepona.
The vibrant and throbbing marina of Puerto Banus is only 9kms from the finca and offers international shopping alongside bustling ethnic markets and an outstanding range of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The busy town of Marbella with it's galleries, boutiques and seafront promenade is only 10kms away offering some of the best shopping and visitor facilities in Southern Spain. The cobbled streets and alleyways around it's world famous Plaza de Naranjos (Orange Square) offer ethnic goods alongside haut couture. The Square itself has a range of excellent restaurants with many more nearby.
ACTIVITIES: The villa is close to Marbella & Puerto Banus, but it's rural position offers easy access to an exciting and diverse range of other activities. It is on the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park (so beautiful it has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere) and offers easy and challenging walks as well as horse riding and guided Jeep and quad bike tours. The countryside has an incredible range of spring flowers and fauna including Golden Eagles, Ibex, and wild boars.
We have private access to the reservoir which is great for swimming, kayaking and has good carp fishing and we have a double and single kayak for exploring the lake and inlets.
Tennis and Padle is available only 6 kms away at the Manolo Santanna Racquets Club, which also has a fully equipped gymnasium for working out, large pool, children's play area, restaurant and expansive terraces.
There is a Sea Life Centre, Amusement Park and Dolphinarium in Benalmadena, about 25kms away, which also has a cable car ride to a café and viewing point in the hills behind the town where you can take a donkey ride or watch horse riding displays.
There is a great Water Park at neighbouring Torremolinos.
Selwo Aventura wildlife enclosure near Estepona is 20kms away, where you can take a Jurassic Park type ride and see lions, tigers, elephants and giraffes and more, in natural settings.
Less than an hours drive away is Gibraltar with it's cable car to the top of the Rock to enjoy stunning views towards Africa and the antics of the Barbary Apes.
There is plenty to see and do including scuba diving and visiting the 300 year old defensive caves cut into the rock.
For the adventurous who might like to visit Africa, it’s only 25 km away across the Straits of Gibraltar – an easy 30 minute trip by the catamaran ferry which leaves several times daily from Tarifa to Tangiers.
Tarifa, with it's wide sandy beaches and dunes, is recognised as the kite and wind surfing centre of Europe.
PLACES TO VISIT: The villa is a great base for visiting other villages, towns and cities within the area. Little can rival the spectacular drive to Ronda or crossing the bridge above it's deep gorge which housed it's ancient prison, or a visit to it's bull ring, said to be the oldest in Spain.
The city of Malaga is steeped in history but enjoys many modern facilities including a busy commercial port. The other Pueblo Blancos of Mijas, Casares and Benahavis are all nearby and worth visiting.
Granada with it's beautiful and historic Alhambra Palace is under two hours drive away and makes a wonderful day out.