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A 3 bed en suite villa with private pool, fully aircon w/ panoramic views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, all en suite, all aircon, sleep 6 with mountain views and countryside

A beautiful 3 bedroom villa in Alora with a private pool (10 meters X 4 meters) with tropical garden. The villa is surrounded by gardens, has 3 patios, fully fenced, electric gates with video entry phone, a carport, fully fitted kitchen and a very secluded pool area surrounded by mature tropical gardens. The whole house is air conditioned with secured WIFI, master bedroom has patio doors that lead to its own terrace overlooking a tropical garden full of plants and trees with views of the Moorish Castle. A perfect place to have your morning coffee while at night a perfect setting to sip your wine since the landscape is dominated by the illuminated castle. It has a fully fitted kitchen, The sitting room has a wood burning stove and views of the mountains while the dining area leads to the poolside. At night the pool lights and the 30 lights all around the garden give such drama and a romantic feel. It is situated just 1.3 kilometre from the towncentre but walks to the countryside are just a your doorstep

Alora is conveniently situated within easy reach to places like Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granda, Antequerra and the lakes of El Chorro are just 20 minutes drive away. Alora has great train and bus links to the Costa del Sol and the City of Malaga. The villa has lovely views of the Moorish Castle and countryside and is only 1.3 kilometers away from the town centre of Alora but walks to the country is by your doorsteps. Having the best of both worlds, conveniently located near town for shopping, supermarket and tapas bars and restaurants as well as having the peace and quiet of the countryside. The property is fully air-conditioned, has a secured and private WIFI, a secluded pool area surrounded by tropical gardens. A haven in the south of Spain.

More Details

Owner
Helen Matthews
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Helen Matthews

We are a couple from London and we decided in 1999, before the millennium that we escape the rat race and start an idyllic life here in one of the most beautiful Andalusian white washed village here in Spain named Alora. My husband is an ex-chef, worked before in hotels and restaurants in London and the Far East while I was into public relations.

Helen Matthews purchased this villa in 2000

Why Helen Matthews chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

We bought the land first then built the house, swimming pool and developed the gardens. We snapped this property because of its location, only 1.3 kilometers away from the town center but the countryside is right at your doorstep. It has the best of bought world, the proximity to town but the peace, tranquility of the countryside and the views all over are breathtaking.

What makes this villa unique

The most obvious benefit is its location, you can walk to town since we are only 1.3 kilometres away from the town centre of Alora and only walks to the countryside at your doorstep so really having the best of both worlds. Also, we are spoilt for views, anywhere you look all you see are magnificent views of the mountains and countryside, even the views from the kitchen window is breathtaking while doing your washing up. The gardens through the 14 years have matured, a perfect setting for a holiday. The poolside is very private, not overlooked at all. As far as the house is concerned it is all fully air conditioned, all the rooms, living room and kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michael Prentice, a journalist from Ottawa, Canada, and his wife, Marie-Louise Seymonsbergen spent five weeks renting Casa Mimosa early in 2014, and Michael afterwards sent us this report:

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and Helen and Steve were wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them .They met us at Malaga airport to ensure we got to the villa safely. During our stay, they did so many kindnesses for us. One was Steve's delivery of two chocolate cakes he had made for us. Delicious! We almost never saw Helen do what I believe was her almost-daily cleaning of the pool before we were out of our beds. We knew she must have been to the villa only on days when she left fresh oranges on the doorstep. The villa is comfortable and fully lived up to our expectations. The selection of books and tapes is excellent. (Sorry if we wore out the Gypsy Kings CD, Steve and Helen!) The pool and grounds are fabulous. The location is excellent. Regards, Michael
Feb 2009
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Bar Rampa
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Malaga port
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lauro Golf
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Alora Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
N357
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Kilometres
Casa de Correos Restaurant
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Costa del Sol
Car: recommended

Alora is a traditional Andalucian whitewashed village sitting on top of the hills of El Hacho, which is 400 metres above sea level. Agricultural produce is mainly olive, almonds, goat milk for cheese and oranges and lemons. Alora has great train links to the Costa del Sol for the beaches, the City of Malaga, Seville, Granada and Cordoba. What is great about the place is its central location, quite accessible to Antequerra, Historic Ronda, Jerez to sample sherry in the bodegas. As well being able to soak in the atmosphere of a traditional Spanish working village, with its narrow, winding, cobbled streets and local shops, you will find a wide variety of restaurants and tapas bars.

Alora is very popular with golfers, walkers and climbers as it is only 20 minutes from the beautiful Andalucian Lake District of El Chorro, famous for its gorge and rock climbing, water sports, fishing or just go for a picnic and a dip in the lake.

Golf courses like Laura Golf, Alhuarin Golf, Parador Golf, Campanilla Golf are only 20 to 30 minutes drive away while Antequera Golf is 40 minutes drive away.

A lot of travelers use Alora as a base to do traveling around because of its proximity to the touring area of Ronda, Seville, Jerez, Granada, Cordoba, Antequera, Torcal National Park and the City of Malaga and a train ride away to the beaches of Costa del Sol.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Álora in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is air conditioned (Hot and Cold). Bedroom 2 is air conditioned (Hot and Cold). Bedroom 3 is air conditioned and has a ceiling fan, north facing and coldest part of the house, has its own patio overlooking the Oriental garden. All Bedrooms are en suite.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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A 3 bed en suite villa with private pool, fully aircon w/ panoramic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Bath, Somerset
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I could simply say that Casa Mimosa is a beautiful villa set in a stunning garden with everything you could possibly require for your stay. Whilst that is absolutely true, it really doesn't do the place justice, because what Casa Mimosa really is is a well loved home. Clearly well loved by the owners, Helen and Steve, and certainly well loved by us during our all too short stay. We'd love to return.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clare and Richard, thank you for the kind review. It was lovely meeting you all and hope we could be of service again in the future. A kiss and hug to Master George.
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5

Beautifully presented villa in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This villa is in a lovely position across the valley from the historic castle. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The pool and terrace is very private and has full sun all day, it is an idyllic place to while away some hours. It's only a 4 minute drive to Alora where there are an range of restaurants and plenty to look at. The town is a maze of narrow roads and hidden courtyards which can be a bit tricky to navigate through, but it all adds to the charm of this unspoilt area. Once you've been exploring and sightseeing you get to come back to the lovely villa and pool. While we were staying (in May/June) the villa stayed cool despite the heat outside and we didn't need the air conditioning. If you want to eat-in, the kitchen has every conceivable utensil and pan you could possibly need and numerous places inside and out to sit and eat. The only noise is from the occasional aeroplane and a flock of goats being herded up and down a nearby road morning and evening. The owners, Helen and Steve, were very friendly and helpful and provided everything we needed. Overall Casa Mimosa exceeded our expectations in every way and we look forward to going back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Appleby, Cumbria UK
5

It really is home from home. Everything to hand, we luxuriated in a beautiful house and garden.

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location, beautifully kept garden and pool, numerous places to sit, eat, relax. The house was immaculately clean with everything to hand, including kitchen spices and oils. We arrived to a beautiful hamper of fresh fruit. Helen and Stephen responded quickly during our stay if we needed any help with anything. The pool was enjoyed by all of us especially our youngest daughter. A good size for doing short laps or just for keeping cool! Garden is a plantsmans paradise! House was cool and comfortable, kitchen well equipped with everything you could possibly need; ensuite bathrooms for every bedroom, even the single bedroom, were really convenient. Quiet location away from the hubbub of the town, countryside sounds of the cooing doves and goats bells as they were herded up the hill; smells of jasmine wafting in the breeze, added to the whole unforgettable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It has all already been said

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property ,caring hosts ,beautiful views lots of restaurants to suit all tastes a very generous welcoming pack and the directions were concise and easy to follow

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Friendly helpful owners were on hand if need f but otherwise left us alone. You need a car to get around (which we had)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The property in Alora is stunning. Beautiful garden surrounding the house and pool make it an idyll.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Helen & Steve's exquisite house. Everything you could need is there for the easiest self catering imaginable. The pool is wonderful and surrounded by fabulous gardens. Outdoor seating is brilliantly placed all round so you can find sun or shade throughout the day. Lots of room inside and out and 3 bathrooms make this a terrific family destination. We will go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
24 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Week
26 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
3 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Week
18 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year Week
26 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
£3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £12 per person per night
Pet Fee £150

Weeks on Easter, Christmas and New Years will all fall under high season rates. Rates above are for the first 2 persons, supplementary charge of £75 per person per week in excess of 2 persons. Check in not earlier than 4PM and check out not later than 10AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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