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Luxury Hilltop Villa with large Swimming Pool and Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Detached, stylish & modern villa fully equipped for a holiday in comfort.

Peña Blanca occupies a unique position atop a hill with distant sea views to the South. The Luxury Villa and Swimming Pool boast incredible views in every direction. Designed in style and constructed with comfort in mind, Peña Blanca is a home away from home where every detail has been incorporated to provide a perfect holiday location with modern conveniences included.

Peña Blanca Villa is a private home to enjoy and escape the busy everyday pressures. Finished with luxury touches, the Villa is very private, in a quiet situation and not overlooked by any other property.

This most stylish villa will appeal to adults seeking a self catering holiday where relaxing ' at home' is a pleasure.

The luxury kitchen and bathrooms are decorated to the highest standard using only quality materials. Cooking in the granite topped kitchen can be a pleasure! Families will also enjoy the facilities and enjoy walking into Comares village and day trips to the sandy beach, just a 30 minute drive.

Local Village - Comares: Comares village is within a 10 minute walk of the villa; or 5 mins by car. Comares sits high on a hill with views to the Mediterranean some 20 kms distant. Its a pretty ' Pueblo Blanco' with narrow streets winding uphill in two directions from the plaza. Although a little sleepy after the busy coast, it has enough facilities for shopping, eating and drinking. The village shop sells fresh bread, veg, meat and has a good beer & wine section. There is also a chemist, tobaconist, 2 restaurants and several bar/restaurants serving meals and tapas. For emergencies, the 24 hour medical centre is a 20 minute drive.

Shopping & Beach Life: Velez Malaga is the nearest large town and takes approx 30 minutes to drive to. A lively market town, you will find many supermarkets and an air conditioned shopping centre with multi complex cinemar, bowling and restaurants...This is the nearest town for buying fuel also.

Torre del Mar is a popular beach resort with a long sandy beach and Mediterranean promenade. Many beachside cafes are found here, many specialising in fish & seafood. Torre has restaurants to suit all tastes as well as bars and nightlife.

Torre del Mar has plenty of entertainment with cycle hire, horse riding, water park and go karting. Along the coast 2kms is the fishing port and marina of Caleta de Velez. Go for a boat ride or just enjoy lunch at the waters edge.

Touring Andalucia: Villa Peña Blanca is a good inland base from which to explore Andalucia. Malaga city has lots to see including the Picasso museum, castle, cathedral and good shopping. Many great tapas bars too!

Granada & the Alhambra Palace is approx a 90 minute drive and a must see day trip. Book online in advance.

Antequerra and Torcal National Park are nearby too. Nerja, less than an hour by car, has good beaches and famous caves. Seville & Cordoba are a little further on good roads but a worthwhile trip for the more adventurous.

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Shepherd
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2017

What makes this villa unique

Unique location. Private. Several terraces. Excellent views. High quality kitchen equipment, excellent decor and comfort.

Walking dstance to the historic village of Comares.

BBQ and rustic oven outside.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved the villa, especially the pool late afternoon - evening. The views all around are stunning! We walked to Comares via the old Moorish steps at the bottom of the drive. Recommend the Molino restaurant and Mirador. For a more touristy area try Nerja. Loved Peña Blanca! P.S. WiFi great success for the kids!

The Westmancoat Family.
Aug 2010
  • 1 of 4


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Comares in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All 3 bathrooms are spacious and finished to a high standard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , twin bedroom opens on to private terrace with views
  • All 3 bedrooms are light and airy and open to a terrace with fabulous views. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have distant sea views to the South. Bedroom 3 has views overlooking the swimming pool to the mountains. All bedrooms feature ceiling fans with remote control. There is an additional sofa bed in the lounge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Hilltop Villa with large Swimming Pool and Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week at Pena Blanca. The villa is a credit to Chris - The biggest compliment is that it never felt like a "holiday let". From the first morning it felt more like we had come "home" and that is down to the attention to detail - opening cupboards and finding candles. Little things that all added up to make a stay at this villa something special. It's location can't be faulted, so close to Comares but completely private and peaceful. Spent most of our time relaxing at the villa, got everything we needed for the week at the supermarket in Comares. Ate out once at Table Mountain - highly recommended! Thank you Chris for making your villa such a fantastic oasis of tranquility and homeliness, we hope to return ASAP

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you enjoyed my holiday "home"....Thanks for your kind comments and look forward to your next visit! Chris
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  • 5 of 5

Where to start!! This villa is stunning. So much space with so much attention to detail to make your stay here unforgettable. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Fabulous pool and outside BBQ and oven for outside dining. Inside the kitchen is impressive very well equipped with everything you may need. The goats being walked up and down the area were a joy to watch you feel like you are in a nature programme! We have stayed in other properties in Comares and have struggled with fridge space, not the case here as there are 4...yes 4 fridges! The views are unbelievably stunning. I am an avid reader but only managed to read 1 book in our two week stay as its difficult to stop looking at the stunning scenery. The owner Chris has been a pleasure to deal with We cant wait to return next year. Many thanks Chris for making your stunning home available for us to enjoy. WARNING - VERY DEPRESSING LEAVING.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great that the changes made for the 2016 season are appreciated. We have recently added a wine/beer fridge and an additional bar area with stools and fridge near the pool! So yes, 4 fridges. Perfect for chilling those refreshments on a hot Summer day! Thanks for your kind comments. Chris
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June at Pena Blanca

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week from June 17th. The property is amazing with wonderful views to the mountains north and east and down to the sea in the south. We made the most of the time, catering in four nights out of seven which isn't difficult with the great kitchens in and outside the house. We walked up to Comares, had a day in Malaga and a day on the beach at Torre Del Mar - all excellent. Table Mountain bar and restaurant in Los Ventorros is a local favourite and very welcoming and the bar in the square in Comares has a sunny terrace. So, luxurious accommodation, great views, great weather and total peace and quiet - just what we need, so we will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat, jaw dropping views.

  • 5 of 5

Where to start, the pictures do not really do justice to this wonderful villa. The interior (& exterior) space is so generous and well equipped. I believe that some of the simple things, attention to detail, do make a difference to a holiday. Sharp knives, a kettle, lovely pans & cutlery, crockery. I would love to go on & on. The welcome pack again so very thoughtful and generous.

Every bathroom, again roomy and beautifully clean, lovely hand soap and copious loo rolls and cleaning products. These things may seem trivial to some but I believe they show a generosity not often seen in some holiday rentals. Lovely comfy, kingsize bed and plenty of hanging space for clothes.

We experienced very good communication from Chris the owner, and Carl who manages Pena Blanca. We received lots of very useful, practical advice, Carl's local knowledge is vast and helpful.

One of the key aspects for us was the close proximity to the village Comares, but the unique privacy the villa offers. We had some lovely local walks which are well signed and colour coded. The birds around the villa are a delight, watching the house martins and swallows swooping across the pool were such a pleasure. I began to look out for the local shepherd passing daily with his large herd. A very short walk away is the famous area for rock climbing, amazing and dramatic.

Eating in the village is basic fare, if you go with an open mind there is less chance for disappointment. All the food we had was tasty and very inexpensive.

We went to Table Mountain a few times, about 10 mins drive away. We experienced lovely service and good consistent meals. The outside kitchen at Pena Blanca is so fab, why go out?

Going to Cordoba for the May patio festival was very special, a fair distance but well worth it. We had days out in Nerja and Malaga which were good too, nice to return to the tranquility of Pena Blanca. Granada is not too far away if you have never been, a must.

Cool in the pool (only May) but we did go in. Great wi-fi too.

Thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely home, sincere apologies for the breakage and all the extra work incurred. Your kindness and understanding are so appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tried to make the villa feel home from home with attention to detail that is not always found in rental properties. It is most satisfying that this is appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to contribute a well written and informative review. Chris
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Generously appointed villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Peña Blanca was a most memorable holiday home - a house that exceeded both expectations and its modest website description.

What really set this villa apart is its fantastic location. Sited on the crest of a hill just below the ancient hilltop town of Comres it enjoys privacy and seclusion despite the town centre being just a few minutes’ walk away. At the bottom of the house driveway we found the foot of the Moorish Steps - a cobbled hillside pathway leading directly to the town walls. We made good use of Comares’ facilities - there is a small supermarket and deli, a fishmonger, and several bars and restaurants.

The house is spacious and spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished both inside and out. We slept soundly and appreciated the sensibly laid out and sparkling bathrooms, with plenty of hot water in the taps. The kitchen is well equipped, generous fridge space, and appliances as new.

The pool is deep, clean and refreshing, and not overlooked.

There are several different outdoor dining areas depending on your mood or the time of day. Outdoor cooking options include a good-sized barbecue and a sturdy wood-fired brick oven where we roasted a delicious local pork shoulder. Bedrooms have sun terraces with loungers. Every window offers stunning panoramic views across the mountains, some to the distant sea.

Wow! Highly recommended, we’re already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this well written and descriptive review. Several guests have remarked on the different terraces facing both South & North which take advantage of the extensive views to sea and mountains. Unique to Peña Blanca is its location; totally private and yet 5 minutes walk to Comares village and its typical Andalucian ambience....Hope to see you again! Chris.
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Amazing house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This may be the most amazing house I ever sat foot in! The location is breathtaking! The view is just unbelievable, there is no picture to do it justice. The mountains, the ocean, the sunrises and sunsets.. and all the places to sit and enjoy it! We truly did not have enough time during our five days to use all terrace and outdoors seating options (!). Our favorite is the big one you can see in the first picture, the most amazing place to sit and eat pizza made in the outdoors wood-fired pizza oven. The pool is lovely but unfortunately very cold, but note this was in september. Indoors everything feels almost brand new, very nice bedrooms (with of course amazing views), more bathrooms than you need (and we were 6 persons!) fully equipped kitchen, really good wifi, baby cot and high chair on request.

We had email contact with the owner Chris, he seems very nice. At the house our contact was Carl, very friendly and helpful! (for example, booked a local taxi for us as we don't speak spanish) To be honest I was a bit hesitant about paying the total sum in advance, it felt a bit scary. But I'm so glad I "took a chance" or I would have missed the opportunity to stay in this unforgetable house.

The town Comares is beautiful! Well worth to stroll around for a couple of hours. We did not eat at any restaurant we would recommend but we heard the two restaurants in the nearest town is good. (But to be frank, why eat anywhere else than at the house that has the outdoors pizza oven and bbq and a big kitchen and wonderful outdoor seating?!)

Pena Blanca pros - pretty much everything.

Pena Blanca cons - the road up is extremely steep and narrow, you want to have a good driver behind the wheel. Cold pool. Bathrooms a bit smelly.

I would without hesitation recommend anyone to go there! We started talking about when we could go back even before we had left!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review from this party of 6 persons visiting in late September! We think the new outside kitchen with wood fired oven and BBQ will be much used. The villa occupies a unique position on top of its own hill and thus the fantastic views! The private concrete drive is approx 100 meters long and yes it is steep......but well worth the drive! Just to clarify, this booking was " last minute" and so the full cost was paid but normally when booked in advance a 25% deposit is requested to confirm a reservation. Thanks and hope to see you again! Chris
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Baviera Golf, Caleta de Velez
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
El Palo, Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Granada, Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: recommended

Peña Blanca is situated away from the madding crowds on the coast but conveniently located just a one hour drive from Malaga airport and 30 minutes by car to the sandy beach at Torre Del Mar on the coast. Walking distance from the beautiful village of Comares where all key amenities are found; restaurants, bars, shop, bank etc.

Peña Blanca Villa is a good base from which to explore the key cities and sights of Andalucia. Granada & the Alhambra Palace is a day trip. Antequerra and Torcal National Park are nearer still. Seville & Cordoba are less than 2 hours drive. Visit Nerja & the famous caves - 50 kms. Lake Viñuela, Marbella & Puerto Banus are on the tourist lists. Malaga city has plenty of culture with the Picasso museum, castle and many monuments. Great shopping and restaurants too!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Comares, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please e mail or phone to reserve dates for 24 hours while flights etc are booked. A 25% non refundable deposit is requested to confirm your booking. Full payment details available on request.
A discount is offered on bookings of 3 weeks or more. Please ask.
A low season longer term rate may be available between October and March. Please ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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