|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Vine Ridge studio is below the owners house. It is reachable within 1 hour from Malaga and situated less than 1 mile up a typical Andalucian track just below the beautiful 'Blanco' village of Comares. It has been designed to take full advantage of the 'Breathtaking' views which take into account both the Mediterranean and also the Rugged Mountain Ranges .'Vine Ridge' Studio is a flexible, comfy and well equipped self contained unit which is 'Excellent Value' in stunning surroundings. The accommodation includes use of a 'Roman ' stepped swimming pool from which the Mediterranean can be seen and also the peaks of Mount Maroma. There is also an outdoor shower.
It has plenty of terraces, outdoor tables and seating and from wherever you look you will see another view, which is appropriate as we located on the 'Buena Vista' walking route with it's amazing views of Andalucia.
Who are we ??: It is always nice to know who you are renting from :
Myself (David) and my wife Jacqui purchased this property in 2008 with the aim to offer ' Good Value' holidays which we would ourselves appreciate.
The Studio was opened in 2009 to a high standard but with realistic pricing to help people discover this stunning area of Spain.
We have 3 children, 2 of them at Malaga University and 1 works for us, and 3 friendly dogs.
Our aim is to allow couples and families to enjoy the beautiful Andalucian surroundings, which 'Vine Ridge' studio is designed to achieve .
The views still give us the 'WOW' factor after 9 years of living here and we are confident that they will do likewise for you .
We can offer baby sitting and Taxi services and hope that all our customers holidays will be enjoyable and fun at a very 'Realistic' price .
Within one hour of Malaga and you discover Vine Ridge !!
Local Activities and Comares Village Facilities: Comares can be reached in 10 min drive and 20 min walking and once there it's wonderful Moorish history can be enjoyed via its well planned walking route.
In the quaint village there are several restaurants where you can enjoy 'Spanish or English ' Fayre all child friendly.
Also a large communal swimming pool opened in July and August .
The following can be arranged :
Pony Trekking or Beginners Classes.
David can take you off road in his 4x4 .
The area lends itself to Walking and Mountain Biking .
Restaurants recommended .
Bird Watching .
Star Gazing in a very unpolluted sky.
5 Routes all around Comares and Vine Ridge
Less than an Hour and Less than 2 hours: Numerous Beaches, Shopping, City Culture, Water Parks, Cinema.
The lovely resort of Nerja and it's famous caves.
The unspoilt beach resort of Torre Del Mar, with it's pleasant promenade, numerous parks area and diverse eateries.
Mountain drives as short or long as you require.
Malaga city centre is just under the hour and it's culture and shopping facilities are often missed by travellers who just use the airport facilities.
The wonderfully historic city of Granada is reachable in less than 2 hours.
Also Gibraltar is just a day out from Vine Ridge
We are David and Jacqui Cullimore and along with our 3 daughters and to a lesser extent 3 pet dogs run Vine Ridge and also the other properties we manage or help with bookings for our friends.
Our desire to move to Spain was fuelled by the better quality of life and also to give our 3 children the opportunity to be fluent in another major language, whilst giving us the chance to work for ourselves in a great industry , who doesn't love a holiday and we meet all our valued guests in one of their happiest and most relaxed time of their year.
David and Jacqui Cullimore purchased this apartment in 2008
The atmosphere of the area coupled with the stunning location.
This is the real and untouched Spain, great value prices in bars/ restaurants etc, with stunning views all round.
Vine Ridge has flexibility and allows us to meet guests needs from single travellers to extended families and groups of friends, fairly unique as a rental.
Possibly one of the best views in Spain !
I would highly recommend the Cullimore's Vine Ridge for a beautiful,relaxing and fully equipped studio to come and stay. We have stayed there 3 times and are about to book again for next year. The views are stunning, it's quiet and once you've driven the track its no problem. David and Jacqui are perfect hosts, they are there if you need them but not intrusive. Elder daughter Gemma cooks fab homemade pizzas to buy that we can recommend if you fancy a break from cooking or going out. The dogs are so friendly and come for a visit every morning. Vine Ridge is excellent value for money, you will not find better. The outside area is big with plenty of seats and various bbq that we used almost daily on our last holiday. The double bed is lovely for star gazing. What more could you want for a truly relaxing holiday.
John and Lynne Poole
We spent a wonderful week at Vine Ridge. Before we even arrived we knew it would be special.The drive up the mountain was an adventure and quite exhilerating the higher we climbed.wonderful reward arriving at Vine Ridge. The views were spectacular and right in front of our studio. Wonderful to wake up to each morning.David and Jaqui are brilliant hosts so helpful and informative. Charlie, Bruno and Chico are a delight greeting us each morning,although the doggie biscuits may have helped. The pool area is really lovely and you can float about and take in the view or catch an eagle on the thermals. The poolside bed is a great idea. We laid on it at night to watch the stars and saw two shooting stars in one night. The studio was bright,modern and spotlessly clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We are not surprised folk return all the time Vine Ridge is certainly a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it
As usual made very welcome by David and Jacqui, every thing you need from Sun breath taking views lovely pool accomadation has Been well thought out. It's a beautiful place to wake to too and have your breakfast looking out too the coast in the distance and near mouintains. We have been about 5 times now and not bored with it, Thanks to David and Jacqui for all the holidays we have had.
In thirty years of visiting Spain I haven't stayed anywhere near as good as this break at Vine Studios for the combination of panoramic mountain-to-seaviews from the window; the quiet and privacy; the warmth and attention to detail of David & Jacqui; the scent of almond blossom in the evening (if you are here in Jan/Feb!); birdlife of eagles, warblers and hoopoes and more that even Chris Packham would be happy with; and should you tire of what's on your doorstep then with several big lung-fulls of mountain air you can walk up to the bar in Comares in 20 mins. Also, should you need more than the unbroken view of sunrise to awaken you then the powerful, hot shower and Spanish filter coffee will have bouncing into the morning! Thanks David & Jacqui - I think it hardly needs saying but Hasta Pronto!
Tucked away in the hillsides of Andalucia, the VineRidge Retreat provides the perfect home to explore the beautiful hillsides and landscapes on your doorstep. The view from the pool is breathtaking, and David and Jacqui are hosts par excellence, who could not be more accommodating and helpful, aided by the 3 amigos, Chico, Bruno and Charlie, who became our four-legged friends of the highest order.
The apartment was perfectly setup for us and opening the door onto amazing, morning sunshine and sitting outside for breakfast is a experience wish hope to repeat soon, and one I highly recommend.
The area is perfect for walks for those sturdy of foot, and the trail up to the beautiful village of Comares is worth it for the view. Great food is on hand at the small bars and restaurants, and the mini mart at the top of the village has all needed for a week self catering.
A fantastic holiday and one that will be repeated in the future.
We were very well looked after by David and Jacqui. Beautiful views from the apartment and we loved the dogs, they made the holiday for our little boy! The apartment was lovely, with pretty much everything we needed. The track up to the apartment was pretty hairy but we got used to it. Comares was very picturesque and we loved the bar in the main square. Our only criticism would be that the outside/communal areas could in our opinion be neatened up a bit with regards to the sunbeds and bbq area. Otherwise we would highly recommend staying at Vineridge and would certainly return!
Comares is a picturesque 'blanco' village uniquely nestling 739 metres above sea level, with amazing views from the sea to sierras.The village is reachable within 1 hour from Malaga and 1hour 20 mins from Granada.
Within the hour the amount of attractions available are numerous and diverse ranging from walks to go-carting , pony trekking to water parks ,beaches to historic cities , Spanish bars to English cinema , Air -condition shopping centres to cobbled street villages and golf courses to sandy beaches.
Nerja with it's quaint beaches and famous caves is also only 1 hour away and you can be parked and skiing at Sierra Nevada within 2 hours.
If you simply want to relax then the Andalucian countryside lends itself wonderfully to picnics, birdwatching , star gazing , painting and dramatic photography .
Many people are amazed as to the flexibility of this region of Spain which allows such a 'varied vacation' to be easily achievable within its boundaries .
'Med to Mountains' !!!
Other Activities: Yoga
Golf: The nearest golf course is approx a 40 minute drive away.The 18 hole Baveria Golf Course is between Velez Malaga and Torre Del Mar and membership is not required.Details on request.
Ski: The nearest ski resort is in Sierra Nevada approx a 1hour 45 min drive away .
There is a lot more information on our website :
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A provisional booking can be made by e.mail or telephone, this allows confirmation of flights to be arranged .A firm booking requires a 50% non-refundable deposit payable in UK pounds or €. Full payments is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Further details are available on request.
Our preferred method payment is via bank transfer, we can take credit card via an in house payment we will pass on any small costs involved, plus also if you use pay pal.