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Unique terraced house & garden in Frigiliana

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Unique and spacious terraced house

This unique and spacious terraced house is set high in Frigiliana in the original Moorish part of the village, close to many fine restaurants, bars and shops. The property has stunning unobstructed mountain and sea views as well as one of the largest and prettiest privately-owned gardens. The garden is about an acre in size and provides guests with figs, oranges and lemons as well as an idyllic haven for afternoon siestas and outside dining. The artist-owned property has a fireplace in the living/dining room making for cosy evenings in the spring and autumn.

Penelope Wilner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2018

About Penelope Wilner

Born in Pinner, Middx Uk In 1954. Daughter to two architects. Educated at St Helens in Northwood, High Scool - Frencham Heights. BA from Camberwell School of art and design in graphic design and illustration. Married with Two Children and living in Vermont, USA. Founder of Penelope Wurr Glass. Studio glass ware in Putney VT and Retail store In Brattleboro VT. Check me out at www.penelopewurr.com

Penelope Wilner purchased this house in 1972

Why Penelope Wilner chose Frigiliana

No where else like it. It has been my home away from home for over 40 years.

What makes this house unique

sun, sea, mountains music life, peace and quiet. It is home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Frigiliana in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Neighbours are below you and beside. If possible please keep your voices down and walk quietly after midnight.
  • Please don't take my towels to the beach or the pool.
  • Please bring in any couch pillows from the garden if it is raining.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • One double bed in one room. Two single beds in other room.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large Secluded garden with exquisite views of Sea and valley. Small irrigation pool that can be filled in back garden to use as a dipping pool approx 8' x 6' Orange and lemon trees and an enormous fig tree with sitting area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Unique terraced house & garden in Frigiliana
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

An amazing house with unbelievable views in an unspoilt location

  • 5 of 5

The house is simply beautiful, an unspoilt medieval property but with all the mod cons you need, located on the highest street of the village. Yes, getting to it requires some effort but it is so worth it!

The view from the sitting room is unimpeded by other buildings overlooking a panoramic viewpoint others trek miles to see. There's everything at this property that you could want, the garden with lemon and orange trees is spectacular and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view over the village to the sea beyond. There are so many distinct sitting areas it's difficult to decide which one to use, we opted to follow the sun or shade as the fancy took us.

The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom all you could want.

The village of Frigiliana is beautiful, relatively unspoilt by tourism. No cars can pass above the lower areas of the village so mules are the local transport, this makes for a very peaceful stay!

There are abundant restaurants in the village, we favoured El Mirabar. We also self catered, there's a Lidl on the road into Nerja if you don't want to buy everything from the local supermarkets (which have just about everything you could want).

We had such a fabulous holiday here we booked immediately to return next year. Penelope, the owner, couldn't have been more responsive and helpful.

All in all I cannot speak too highly of this property, my only concern is that it will become so popular we won't be able to get a booking!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mel, you are most welcome back anytime. It warms my heart to hear the enthusiasm that my clients feel for the house, garden and the beautiful village. Frigiliana is built on the intersection of some of the Earth’s Ley lines and many have attributed their sense of well being there to this source, something worth noting. However I also believe the good Karma that is felt in my home is the residual spirit of the series of happy vacationers that have enjoyed my house and Frigiliana over the 40 years of my ownership. Best wishes to you all. Penelope
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Lisbjerg, Arhus, Denmark

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Hi Penelope

We had such a wonderful time in your house in Frigiliana. We loved your House, the garden and Frigiliana. I would love to og back there someday. Rosario was very kind. It's a very special place, and a holiday that I will remember with thankfulness and joy.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and garden

  • 5 of 5

We visited this place with our familiy and enjoyed it very much. The interior of the house is modest but cosy and equipped with furnitures in 'Andalusian style'. Behind the house there is an amazing garden with orange trees, an old figue tree and many other plants. From here you have a fantastic view over the whole village, the surrounding hills and the sea.

Apart from that Frigiliana is a picturesque village. Of course it is a bit touristic, but nothing compared to the cities along the coastline.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The location is one of the most beautiful I've experienced. The owner's information was accurate and helpful. The property was well-maintained, well-furnished, pleasant in every way. We took advantage of the excellent restaurants, some of the local sites and hiking opportunities. Be forewarned however (as the owner explained to us) that access to the apartment is by steep cobbled streets - strictly on foot. This is simply part of the package for many locations in this delighful town. Pack what you can comfortably carry and don't let the schlepp deter you. It's worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

A traditional house with character and would not change anything - any problems quickly sorted by friendly neighbour and housekeeper. Perfect location for walking both in hills and beaches Penelope was quick to respond to any queries and always helpful. would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't miss Frigiliana!

  • 5 of 5

From a distance the sun drenched village looks pasted to the hillside, a stretch of whitewashed medieval houses terraced against the face of a small mountain. The house, built on the highest level of the town, looks over red-tiled roofs and low-lying hills to the Mediterranean Sea 5 kilometers away. Access is by foot over ancient streets, paved in Moorish designs and overhung with bougainvillea. The deep, rich history of the town demands attention at almost every step; you think about the times when Moors, Christians and Jews moved peacefully through these narrow winding streets. We found the house charming, renovated to modern standards while retaining some quaint touches--the worn stairway with its uneven risers won our hearts. The place was clean, the furnishings comfortable for our party of three adults, and the neighbors friendly and helpful. In the garden behind the house we picked oranges for breakfast and lemons for afternoon drinks; we ate in outdoor splendor or walked for dinner to one or another of the nearby restaurants. In the village the pottery store featured pots from different Spanish locations--all of it appealing. It was so pleasant to be in Frigiliana that we hardly wanted to leave, though the Mediterranean beaches and caves in Nerja, and the magnificent Alhambra just an hour away couldn't be missed.

Don't pass up the chance to stay in this unbelievably beautiful spot!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your charming and insightful review of your vacation in my house and garden. The house does have an exceptional location,and it takes exceptional guests to recognise what they have found, and this warms my heart! I am taking a trip myself next month and will indeed be squeezing lemons from the garden. Best wishes, Penelope
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
El Mirador Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
El Mirador Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Frigiliana overlooks the Med from its perch in the mountains about 4 miles from the coast. It is recognised as one of the prettiest Moorish villages in Southern Spain, has a wealth of excellent restaurants and remains relatively unspoilt.

As a resident in the village you will have access to a brand new local health club & Olympic size swimming pool. Small cobblestone streets and steps will connect you to Frigilaiana's many breathtaking vistas. There are also many interesting trips to be made into the surrounding country side, by mule or by car.

Local wines, oliveoil and fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant. With the mountains to the north and east and the sea hypothetically at your fingertips, it is hard to find a village in the South of Spain that is more enchanting.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Frigiliana, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
7 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
25 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
29 Sep 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
cleaning £40

These rates apply to one week or daily rental. If you are renting for two weeks a 5% discount will be applied.
or 3 weeks 10%. Longer rentals Price is negotiable.

All rates include cleaning and laundry before and after the occupancy.
A security deposit will be required.

Change over day is Saturday. However I am flexable.

Two weeks covering christmas are considered Mid season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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