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A warm welcome awaits you, countryside, jacuzzi, great mountain views.

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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5 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno - Casa Martin

Jacuzzi, tranquility, walking, relaxing,exploring,painting,sail dinghies &boards

Located near the pretty white village, Canillas De Aceituno, at the foot of Mt. Maroma, a 2000 m high national park. A warm welcome awaits you at Casa Martin, a privately owned new villa maintained to a high standard by the owners, built in a rustic style, blending into the natural surroundings. A truly tranquil setting amongst smallholdings of olive groves and grapevines, with the occasional goatherd passing by, but still only 12 miles from the coast. However there is so much more to Spain than the beach, so use Casa Martin as a good base to explore Andalucia. This is the real Spain. And at the end of the day, what could be better than relaxing in our jacuzzi for five people with a glass of wine.

A 2-bedroom villa with 9X4m lounge/kitchen, bathroom is a wetroom with shower and toilet, utility room.

The property is well insulated to keep it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, with double glazed pine-effect tilt and turn windows, and shutters. The bedrooms are a good size; light and airy, with high ceilings. There are two sources of water, mains and our well. Heating is by a wood burning stove giving ample warmth all year round.Free internet access.

Disabled access--ample gravel driveway/turning area, with a 1/2 inch lip to the terracing and ramped access to one door. All doors are extra wide. The bathroom is a wet room with grab-rails for the loo and shower, with pedestal washbasin. Both bedrooms are spacious enough to allow easy use of a wheelchair (both sides of the raised double bed). We made the house wheelchair friendly from the design stage. Walker provided. Other aids can be prearranged. Please contact the owners to discuss suitability.

Casa Martin has an open, quiet location, warmed by the sun all day and passed by only 3 or 4 cars daily. Terraced on 3 sides, with garden furniture and BBQ. The gardens include orange, lemon, olive, almond and pine trees and flowers. We now have a Sunbelt Spa Polaris hot tub/ jacuzzi on the terrace for your enjoyment accommodating five people.

In Canillas de Aceituno--tourist information, post office, general stores, bakery, butchers, doctor, hairdresser, pharmacy, banks and cash machine, bars, 2 restaurants. See the village on Google Earth, and our house is at 36 51 43.20N, 4 05 33.54W.

It is 12 miles by road to Torre Del Mar, a seaside resort used by Spanish holiday-makers. Very good selection of supermarkets, shops and restaurants, Thursday market, attractive seaside promenade (wheelchair friendly) extending all the way to Caleta De Velez (Saturday market) with its harbour (leisure and fishing port) and beach with children's play areas.

There is an aquasports center at Torre Del Mar.

You can hire horses to ride in the national park.

Twitchers may see the European Eagle owl, Griffin vulture, eagles and various smaller birds, including hoopoe, black wheatear, bee eaters and many more.

Alhambra Palace can only be visited by Internet pre-booking, except some days in the low season.Enjoy a picnic there on a sunny day.

The lakes above Malaga are in a woodland setting, with restaurants, walking, camping and picnic areas, (pedalo and canoe hire Easter to September).

El Torcal is an interesting Karst uprising at a high altitude, so you can see vultures at eye level. It is a protected area where wild goats roam amongst the strangely sculptured rocks which were once part of the sea bed.Nice for walking and picnicking, on a calm cloudless day only!

Local open-air full-sized pool with pleasant bar/cafe open July, August, into September, 15 min from the cottage, 2 Euros p.p.p.d. Disabled access too.

Sail dinghies, sailboards on Lake Vinuela ( hire at weekends and school holidays)

Good area for walking.

Enjoy cycling along the Torre del Mar and Caleta seafront, and on to Lagos. Hire in Torre del Mar 7€ per day.

Information in the villa for restaurants with location on a map.

Also 4x4 tours from Competa include bike to ride down from the mountains above, caving, gorges and more. Visit their site for details ( www.malaga-aventura.es).

Nerja cave, european standard, is well worth seeing.Occasional concerts in the cave, summertime only.

Malaga is attractive, but don't fancy driving there? Catch the bus from Torre del Mar under 5€ return, every half hour.Get off at the port, ( tourist office 50m away ) and there get on the tourist bus ( and on and off and on and off! )

Christmas time? See the Malaga Christmas lights, very good.

Easter time? See the parades at Velez-malaga and Malaga.

Casa Martin is approved by the Malaga Tourist Board reference number VTAR/MA/1130.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Mrs G. Alexander
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2016
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About Mrs G. Alexander

We are a retired couple from Lincolnshire who enjoy our time in Spain, and make the effort for you to enjoy your time at Casa Martin.

Mrs G. Alexander purchased this villa in 2005

Why Mrs G. Alexander chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Casa Martin is comfortable and well maintained, with procedures in place to deal promptly with any problems that may arise. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and do our best to ensure your stay is all you would wish for. We can help with hints and tips on car hire.

What makes this villa unique

Some friends showed us the the ruin that we later reformed, and we just knew it was exactly what we wanted, with the views and the setting feeling right. The house is warm, light and airy, in an attractive setting, retaining the look of an old house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Martin is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. We arrived late on Christmas Eve (not really recommended, rather arrive in day light) but thanks to the owners excellent emailed directions with pictures we had no difficulty finding it. The property was clean and the welcome pack included more than we could have hoped for. There was even a red Christmas plant to give it a festive feeling. Everything was spotless and comfortable. We enjoyed sunrises and sunsets in the jacuzzi and took day trips to nearby towns, Nerja was a favourite. It was cool in the evenings, but Casa Martin is well equipped and with endless board games, red wine and a fire crackling in the background we could not hope for anything more. We love Spanish food and enjoy cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. We most definitely recommend Casa Martin and give the property, the area and the owners 5/5! Well done.
Jan 2013
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A warm welcome awaits you, countryside, jacuzzi, great mountain views.
average rating of 4.878788 based on 38 reviews

Oasis of tranquility

  • 4 of 5

Casa Martin is a lovely, quiet place. It's up on a hill and that offers great views of the surroundings. It is very well kept, very clean and confortable. We were 4 and the house was big enough for us. It also has a big jacuzzi that we didn't have the chance to try since we were always away until around midnight. The kitchen is well equipped, we found everything we needed for our one week stay. The only disadvantage is the long and sometimes narrow road to get there. It's far from the sea and supermarkets, but if peace and quiet is what you want, then this is the right place.

The owners are very nice and friendly, quick to answer and very willing to help. Our communication with them was smooth. We would like to go back to Casa Martin one day and we definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Dejligt hus med smuk udsigt.

  • 5 of 5

Velholdt, rent og nydeligt overalt - både indenfor og udenfor. Værterne Bob og Gunny er meget hjælpsomme og venlige. De tog godt imod os, da vi ankom til huset. Vi har følt os trygge og særdeles godt behandlet igennem hele processen - både før og under vores ophold. Huset er behageligt at bo i om vinteren (februar), idet der er brændeovn, radiatorer, håndklædetørrer, varmepumpe og gode varme dyner i huset. Jacuzzien er et stort plus, og den blev flittigt benyttet af vores familie med to børn på 11 og 13 år. Bob kontrollerer omhyggeligt vandkvaliteten i jacuzzien, så man være helt tryg ved at benytte den. Vi giver huset og værterne vores bedste anbefalinger. Vi kommer gerne igen.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice house with beautiful views. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Well maintained, clean and neat everywhere - both inside and outside . The hosts Bob and Gunny is very helpful and friendly . They embraced us when we arrived at the house . We felt comfortable and extremely well treated throughout the process - both before and during our stay . The house is comfortable to live in the winter (February) , with a stove , radiators , heated towel rail , heat pump and good warm duvets in the house. The jacuzzi is a big plus , and it was frequently used by our family with two children 11 and 13 years. Bob thorough inspection of water quality in the Jacuzzi , so you feel safe using it. We give the house and the hosts our best recommendations . We will gladly come again.
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Hidden gem in a mountain location

  • 5 of 5

Gem hidden in the mountains

Delightful villa in a fabulous position overlooking the hills close to Canillas de Aceituno. The location is quiet and stunningly beautiful. The house is perfect for a relaxing holiday, yet close enough to the beaches of Torre del Mar, Nerja etc. Malaga is a little over an hour by bus from Torre if you require a bit of culture. Walking the hills around adjoining white villages can be a little steep in places but very rewarding. Hosts Gunny and Bob who live nearby could not do enough to make us feel welcome and our stay comfortable. The drive up the track is a little alarming at first but you soon get used to it and the effort is certainly well worth while. We spent 4 weeks here in November 2015 and want to go back right now!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Great cottage in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from a lovely week at Casa Martin. The house was great, clean and well equipped and was warm at night (we had no need to use the provided wood stove). There's also plenty of space outside with nice paved areas to sit in or out of the sun and the hot tub got plenty of use.

The house is near the top of a ridge in a very peaceful area and overlooks valleys and hills through to the sea (on a clear day) with some lovely sunsets too. The village of Canillas de Aceituno and the Sierras de Tejeda national park are a short drive away and we had two good walks there (one on a very well maintained trail starting in the village that runs for 9km and ascends to 2000m). The village itself was nice for a wander and picking up essentials.

Bob and Gunny were very helpful and hospitable, from advice on car hire and where to pick up fuel and supplies to excellent directions and tips on places to visit. Very much recommended and hopefully we'll be back again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Another Lovely Holiday at Casa Martin

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Casa Martin and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. As before we found the house and garden well maintained and everything spotlessly clean. It is the perfect place for a restful holiday and there could be nothing more relaxing than sitting in the jacuzzi and enjoying the beautiful views. Bob and Gunny provided excellent customer service and were extremely helpful. We would definitely recommend this lovely property and hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Rural Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Martin for 10 days and can honestly say that it was a perfect rural retreat. The property was spotlessly clean, everything for a relaxing self catering break had been thought of and provided, and the owners, Bob and Gunny, so helpful and friendly. The views were spectacular and the hot tub an added luxury, usable even in early March.

Altogether a lovely home from home. We would definitely stay there again if house hunting a second time in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ferry
600 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E15/A7 J272
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Sierra Navada
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

The cottage is in very quiet countryside near the white village of Canillas de Aceituno, which is 5 miles by road. For the more energetic and adventurous, it is about 1.5 miles via the valley. Frigiliana, Comares, Nerja with beaches and European Standard cave, Maroma National Park (picnic areas, walking, bird-spotting, wild deer, wild boar, ibex), Malaga, all under 1 hour drive. El Torcal, the beautiful Guadalhorce lakes above Malaga, Alhambra Palace (Granada) under 1.5 hours. Jacuzzi on the terrace for your enjoyment. Swimming pool 15 minutes by car.

Ski: Sierra Nevada ski slopes about 1.5 hours by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We accept credit card payment on the HomeAway site at time of booking, We can also accept payment in £'s or €'s to Uk or Spanish account with a 25% deposit at time of booking with the balance payable six weeks before arrival, costs 9% less than booking through HA.
For short stays under 7 days, rate is proportional, but cleaning charge £50 is added.
Minimum stay 5 nights in low season, otherwise 7.
10% discount for lets over 2 weeks.
Long-term by agreement with the owners.
We will provide free of charge any correspondence needed in the event you need to cancel a booking and claim on travel insurance

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • The bathroom is a wet room, pedestal washbasin, toilet and shower. Heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed, two bedside tables, chest of drawers, easy chair and fitted wardrobe. Airconditioning. Electric heated panel.Fan. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, chest of drawers, chair, fitted wardrobe. Electric heated panel.Fan. Hairdryer. Travel cot.High chair.Baby bath.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen: Fitted kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven. Drop-leaf dining table and four chairs.High chair. Welcome pack. Utility Room: washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, iron and ironing board, drying rack and electric hot water tank. Buggy on request. Living Rooms: Two 2-seater sofas, coffee table, bookcase, reading lamp, 32' TV, FTA satellite and DVD player. Large wood burning stove, 14€ per wheelbarrow of olive wood, first one included. Also included:- washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine soap, toilet rolls, kitchen towel, clingfilm, kitchen foil. Towels and linen included, with spare set for two week lets. Cleaning prior to arrival and after departure. Wheelchair friendly, ramped access,wide doors,grabrails in bathroom,beds accessible. Property has been test-driven by a wheelchair user, and rented.

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