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Unique, beautifully renovated village house with spectacular sea views

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large rooms, comfortably furnished, close to bars, restaurants and pool

This beautiful village house has been lovingly restored to retain all the features of a traditional Spanish home - wooden beams, terra cotta floors and open fireplace. The house comprises a large (20 m2) fully equipped kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, from where steps lead up to the open plan, comfortably furnished living room. A few steps up take you to the bathroom, which has a full sized bath and a large, separate shower cubicle. A few steps more lead to the large (20 m2), light and airy bedroom with built-in wardrobe and wooden floor. From the bedroom there is a further flight of stairs up to the spectacular sun room and terrace with wonderful views of the lush valley and the blue Mediterranean. The sun room also has a wooden floor and is equipped with its own fridge, with cooking facilities on the terrace. The house is situated on a quiet village street, easily accessible by car. Bars, shops, restaurants and pool are within easy walking distance.

Jennifer Gelfgren
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 2017

About Jennifer Gelfgren

I have lived in Spain for nearly 40 years, but recently moved to Sweden with my husband. We bought this lovely village house a few years ago as our base in Spain, but we only manage to get out three or four times a year. Renting out to holiday makers looking for rest and recreation in beautiful surroundings is the perfect way to keep the house alive.

Jennifer Gelfgren purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer Gelfgren chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We knew exactly what we were looking for when we started to look for a house in Spain: Malaga, because I lived there for many years; a village house, so we can walk to local shops, restaurants and bars; and the Axarquia, because it one of the most beautiful regions in Malaga, near enough to our friends in the capital. The house had already been beautifully renovated by an English designer using traditional materials, and I didn´t have to change anything.

What makes this house unique

I had already fallen in love with the house from the photos I saw on the estate agent´s website, and I was delighted to find that it was exactly as shown. I walked through the cosy kitchen, up the stairs to the spacious sitting room, then to the beautiful bathroom, from there to the enormous bedroom with its raised wooden floor and built-in wardrobe, and then up the final flight of stairs to the glorious sun room with its stunning views over the sea. I never had a second thought!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Canillas de Albaida in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with both a bath and show cubicle, beautifully tiled in traditional Morisco design.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The bedroom is very spacious (20 m2) and light, with built-in wardrobe, wooden floors and chest of drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Unique, beautifully renovated village house with spectacular sea views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Fabulous house and perfect location for walking

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year visiting this area of Spain and this was most definitely our favourite location and house. Loved the roof terrace but everything wasperfect, house has everything you need for a very comfortable 2 weeks of peace and amazing walks from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dawn. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back soon. Jennifer and Kalle
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A home from home

  • 4 of 5

We wanted to experience a sample of life in a typical Spanish town house in a pleasant Andalusian village. This property lived up to those expectations in every way. There was excellent communication with the owners and with the lady who was on hand to meet and greet us on arrival and show us around the house. She was also well informed about the town and local area. The house was very cosy and comfortable with a very well thought out sunroom/roof terrace. We have lived in a bungalow for 30 years so we're not used to the 39 steps from the ground floor kitchen dinner to the roof terrace however we got used to them after a couple of days and did not find them a problem although those with mobility issues might struggle. Overall it was a very pleasant stay and I would be happy to stay there again. The house is well positioned in this small town and the slightly larger town of Competa is just a 35 minute walk away. You could do the walk in about 25 minutes but we kept stopping to take in the view. Whilst on the subject of views, the one from the roof terrace is fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for posting a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back some time in the future. Jenny and Kalle
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Beautiful house in stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

From booking to arriving Jenny was very efficient. An extensive welcome pack on arrival was very welcome. This is a beautiful, very clean, warm holiday home with a fantastic roof terrace. Many long hikes possible from the door.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review, Jackie. We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and hope to see you back some day.
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Spanish getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a little over a week in a quiet, unique Spanish village house. The views were amazing from the roof terrace although we were never sure that we saw the see due to the haze. The house was arranged over four floors and suited two people staying there admirably.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking to time to post a review, Alison. I hope you enjoyed your stay. I can promise you that the triangle of blue at the end of the valley is the sea! Although you can only see the horizon on very clear days.
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A gem of a house

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer is extremely helpful and was very efficient from the word go. Margot greeted us on arrival and was very pleasant and welcoming. The house is superb and easily surpassed our expectations. The facilities are excellent and the rooms and decor exactly to our taste. The crowning glory of the roof terrace is something to behold and we could easily have spent the week sitting there drinking in the expansive panoramic views. Luckily we didn't as the village of Canillas and the surrounding area is beautiful and well worth fully exploring. Local restaurants are great and the people are very friendly. What more can I say, all good!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Diane. We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday and your stay in our home, and hope to see you back someday. Jenny and Kalle
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A True Spanish Experience

  • 4 of 5

I would highly recommend a stay in this lovely home if you are looking for a laid back holiday amongst friendly people. It is in a perfect location for accessing some lovely walks. We loved the walk to Competa where you have a variety of restaurants and bars to visit before your return walk. Canillas is a friendly Spanish village with a handful of bars. We loved eating in La Plaza and wandering back through the cobbled streets. The house is perfect. We lived on the sun terrace and the bedroom, not needing the main kitchen or lounge due to the beautiful weather. The terrace is spacious with fabulous views and is relatively private. Loved the outside kitchen and it was all we needed. There is a public outdoor pool with sun loungers just a short walk away. (We didn't find the attendants here very helpful and hiring the sun bed was expensive in comparison to everything else around you) . The road to and from the village is mountainous with a 30 min climb. However I was reassured by the barriers in place all along the road and it was never busy.

All in all a lovely place to stay at a very reasonable price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Canillas de Albaida is located in the Axarquia region of Southern Spain, only 20 km from the beach at Torre del Mar and 45 minutes from Malaga airport. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside, full of grape vines, olive groves and tropical fruit trees, and has stunning views down to the sea; on a clear day you can see right over to Morocco. This is a great place for the adventurous - there are masses of hiking trails through unspoiled national parks, horse riding, paragliding, cycling - and for the less energetic, who just want to stroll through the beautiful white-washed village, try the local wines and tapas, soak up the sun, and generally chill out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Canillas de Albaida, 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
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposit (first payment of 25% of total rental amount) is non-refundable.
If your arrival is delayed for any reason (e.g. cancelled flights, etc.), please note that you will still have to pay the amount stated in your rental confirmation letter at check-in, even if you arrive one or more days late.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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