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Lovely private holiday home by river and mountains. Pool, Jacuzzi, Views

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, sep. shower/toilet. with easy access

'The chalet', as I call my holiday home is a lovely mobile home set in its own private garden with own drive way. WIth stream + orchard of fig, oranges +lemons. Persimmon, nesperro and almond trees are on the adjoining plot with a small swinging bench. .Large patio doors lead out from the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining to a porch & gardens with views of the mountains. There is a patio, large pergola. Table, 4 chairs, BBQ & 2 loungers, . 1 double & 1 twin room, shower + w/basin, sep. toilet + w/basin. Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven or m/wave you can choose. Air/con, d/glazed,shutters. In the winter electric blanket!! All linen, towels,beach towels, gas, water, electric, -- tea, coffee English,. TV, DVD,Radio, WiFI, books, games, DVDs, CDs.(Tennis racquets and balls for use on local courts in Coin,) Use of owners washing machine, separate washing line. The Outdoor fridge and freezer by the jacuzzi for guests to use. Outdoor Table tennis, badminton equipment,stepper, excercise bike, pool inflatables. Through the orange grove or across the stream, steps lead up to a beautiful tropical garden , the pool & hydro therapy jacuzzi. Here you find more loungers, pergola, swinging bench. Many interesting features & shady places (or sun) to sit. In a different area of the finca there are two lovely fully self contained studios for 2 pérsons with parking on the lay-by.

All these facilities are shared with the other guests.

Guests must like dogs , we have 4 who love having people to stay but are not allowed in the guests accommodation.

There are two Ventas (Bars/Restaurants) within walking distance with great food at good prices.

The river and mountains are straight from your door, wonderful bird life and walks.

Lovely horse riding available a short distance away. Will collect at the gate .

The villages of Guaro, Alozaina and Tolox are all 8 kms away and well worth a visit. They can also be reached by cross country roads with lovely views along the way.

Coin is 8 with large supermarkets,many restaurants, tennis, paddle tennis, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, cinema

Alhaurin Golf and Lauro Golf are 30 minutes drive. Marbella & beaches 45 minutes.

The ancient town of Ronda is 51 kms. along a wonderful scenic route , taking about 1.5 hours.

Seville and Granada 2 hours.

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About Us

lyn kane
Finca el rio, Guaro
29108 Malaga
VAT Reg No

lyn kane
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Un poco de espanol
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About lyn kane

I moved to Spain from North Wales in 1999. I loved Wales but love living here in Spain so much more. I bought this finca not realising how much it had to offer being by the Rio Grande, where dogs love to swim and so many walks with fantastic views and amazing variety of birdlife. I have always enjoyed gardening and my finca certainly sets me many challenges.

lyn kane purchased this chalet in 2000

Why lyn kane chose Guaro

A chance to share my bit of paradise in Andalucia.

It is really a very special place .

Fantastic walks from your door, with wonderful views and in the spring time the paths are lined with masses of wildflowers.

2 minutes from the scenic route to Ronda which is a lovely drive and very hard cycle!!

3 of the famous white villages all within 8 kms, Guaro, Tolox, Alozaina.

What makes this chalet unique

To listen to the birds all day long, In the Spring onwards the frogs begin at night, wonderful sounds.

Also from October to April you will hear the waterfall from Arroyo de la Santa just beyond and watch the egrets, herons and cormorants fishing to their hearts content.Otters have also been seen .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Guaro in Province of Málaga

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Obviously both shower room and toilet have their own washbasins. Also outdoor shower by swimming pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed
  • Two additional open plan Studios are also available,1 double bed, kitchen, dining table, shower/toilet room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The large jacuzzi has wonderful hydrotherapy massage jets with four major seats for massage-- full body, shoulders, spine and special foot blasters. It is NOT recommended for pregnant ladies or young children. (Children must be accompanied by adults) If we have a change over on the same day, the chalet should be vacated at 10am on the day of departure and is available from 2pm for the new arrivals. If we have days in between then there should be no problem with the time of departure or arrival.


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Lovely private holiday home by river and mountains. Pool, Jacuzzi, Views
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Private and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Lina (and the dogs!) made us very welcome. She was keen to make sure everything was ok and yet respected our privacy.

The accommodation is well-loved and homely with access to beautiful gardens and a good variety of seating and relaxation places. If you want slick, spacious and shiny, it’s not for you but if you like to be close to nature, in pleasant surroundings with a pool and hot tub for your use, it’s perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for the lovely review and for leaving the chalet so tidy. Lina,
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Little bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Have a really lovely stay at Lyn’s piece of paradise.

We were made to feel so welcome and loved the Jacuzzi and pool.

We especially enjoyed the dogs attention every evening when we came back to the accommodation.

The accommodation had everything we could have needed, was private and tranquil.

Chris & Debi

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to read your review, thank you so much. I hope all is good with you.
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Lovely and away from it all

  • 5 of 5

The property was really lovely with excellent views. Lina was an excellent hostess making our stay very homely and welcoming with a nice mix of both friendliness and privacy.

The location worked well for great walks plus a handy local bar and Coin just a few miles away for a wide choice of restaurants. We loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. So very pleased you both had such a good time.
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French Family :Back to the chalet for the 6th time

  • 5 of 5

The first time when we arrived at Finca El Rio we met Lina & Frank and we became very close... We discovered the landscape, the lacs,the lagoon, the white villages, the fiestas, the food, Malaga with the narrow streets, the monuments, the museums; Sevilla with the heat, The water park in Torremolinos ... But each time, when we came back to Finca El Rio, it seemed for us to come back to the paradise: the Chalet is our vacation home. It is well furnitured and perfectly equiped. Every morning we picked up the oranges in the trees and pressed them directly for our breakfast: un délice !!! After that we had a bath in the pool; the water was so refreshing. No sunburn because you have shade everywhere in the garden. So we could have a nap (very often for my daughter Emma) or read a book (lots of interesting books are available in the Chalet). I hope to be back next year !

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Mireille and Pierre y famille thank you so much for your review. I look forward every year to your visit. My very best wishes. Lina.
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The Perfect Escape!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visit Finca El Rio every year at the end of August.

We absolutely love to come here for our end of summer escape.

Nestling in the Andalusian mountains this stunning and characterful property provides the perfect place to relax and absorb the real Spain.The hostess Lyn is always so warm and welcoming ,and nothing is too much trouble.

The property itself is clean and maintained to a very high standard.There is a pool , hydro therapy jacuzzi and sun beds to enjoy. Also plenty of thought has been given to interesting shady spots to relax.We particularly love to swing in the hammocks set between the trees and have early evening drinks on the swinging chair that offers the most breathtaking views.

There is nothing quite like the the sun coming down over the mountains .The colours are just glorious! The clear starry nights are also a magical sight .

. Figs ,lemons,oranges and nesperros are in abundance to pick in the orchard behind the house.The stream which runs through it sounds so lovely and the children love to race sticks in it.

There are pretty paths to explore around the tropical garden and there is badminton and table tennis to enjoy too.

We made use of the BBQ and dined in most evenings.There is a local Venta 5 mins walk away and nearby Guaro and Coin offer places to eat, but you need a car.

We have also visited during Spring and Autumn,the weather is always fantastic and the walks in the surrounding areas are superb all year round. Scattered orchards ,almond trees ,goats and cowbells are all around.

The River Grande runs behind the house and offers so much wildlife to observe ,especially if you stay in the chalet.

An absolute must see.Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: look forward to seeing you all again next summer.
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  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place. We had the warmest of welcomes from Lyn and the dogs. Absolutely everything had been thought of, down to the toiletries and fluffy dressing gowns. The setting is lovely with gorgeous gardens, pool and hot tub all at your disposal. We had the best time. Go. You will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, hope to see you both again sometime. Trust all is well with renovations and the garden will soon be blooming,
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Venta Gallardo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lauro Golf/Alhaurin golf
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Venta Gallardo
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This is probably one of the prettiest valleys in Andalucia where the river always flows. Orange + olive trees cover the hills, almond trees are beyond. Higher still the Sierra de las Nieves-a complete change of scenery with a variety of tall pine trees, wild boar, and in winter: snow! A 5 minute walk via road or country path will take you to two local bars -great good value meals. Ideal spot for walking, bird watching, touring, horse riding or just relaxing. At night the stars are amazing. Three pretty villages can be reached by walking tracks across the mountains. The old town of Coin now has a shopping centre, sports facilities, bowling. In just over an hour you can reach the Lake district (El Chorro) a great variety of fauna, rocks + turquoise water to swim in amongst the fishes. Granada and Ronda are 1.5 hours drive, Sevilla, Cordoba 2 hours. Marbella & nearest beaches are 35mins. But paradise is right here at Finca el Rio - if you like dogs - we have 4 very friendly ones.

Other Activities: Outdoor table tennis, badminton and tennis equipment to use and lots of space to play football etc. Horse riding , Malaga horse trails just over the Rio Grande , reasonable rates .Just an amazing place to be for walking ,riding, photographers and bird watchers delight.

Mijas village a tourist delight with donkey rides, small shops and restaurants. Wednesday there is flamenco dancing in the square.

Ski: In the winter, one can ski in the Sierra Nevada mountains close to Granada, which is 2 hours away from Finca el Rio.

Golf all the year round within half an hours drive.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Xmas and new year as spring rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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