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Unique terraced house & garden in Frigiliana

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Frigiliana - Unique terraced house

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Penelope Wilner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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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 Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Unique terraced house & garden in Frigiliana
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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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: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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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: Jan 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
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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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A true Spanish oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Frigiliana is a gem, and the chance to stay at the top of this hilltop town, with amazing private gardens out your back door, and a phenomenal terrace-view out your front door, is not to be passed up. Granted, the trek up isn't ideal for grandparents, but for all that fancy themselves hill climbers, this is the place to be. The house has a non-traditional arrangement, with the full bath on the first floor and the kitchen/living room/bedrooms on the second floor - but it make for great evening cups of tea, gazing out over the rooftops and to the Mediterranean in the distance. As someone who has lived in Spain for five years, I can tell you that Frigiliana is a rare find...with a year-round population that can keep the various bars, restaurants, and small shops open, without succumbing to a fundamental loss of identity due to foreign influence. The terrace restaurant, 100 feet from your door is phenomenal, and there are numerous art galleries, bodegas, and hidden cafe/bars within a few blocks. I highly recommend a stay here to anyone who is a true hispanophile.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of this wonderful village. I have owned my house for over forty years now and still love having the opportunity to share it. I hope you will visit again. Penelope
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Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, traditional style house. The garden is definitely worth it on its own. If your idea is to relax and read then you can go right to the top of the garden where there is a shaded area, with a cool breeze, with beautiful sea views. It's a pleasant experience, especially when sipping on a lemonade, made from lemons picked from the tree!

The roof terrace is also ideal for eating your evening meal, when the sun becomes a bit cooler, with wonderful views of the village below.

A perfect getaway for a couple who want to get away from it all and a great location for visiting the bars and restaurants in the village.

The walk up the hill to the house also gives your legs and bum a good workout!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Hi Billy, Thanks for the great review. It is always such a pleasure to have guests who feel the same way about this magical spot on the south coast as I do. I hope you will visit again sometime. Very 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, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
MId Season
25 Sep 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Season
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
25 Jun 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Frigiliana in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • 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.

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