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Unique, beautifully renovated village house with spectacular sea views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Jennifer Gelfgren
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Unique, beautifully renovated village house with spectacular sea views
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
5

A Lovely Tranquil and Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely renovated traditional house with all the facilities and equipment you need for an enjoyable holiday. The house is situated in a peaceful village with 3 or 4 bar/restaurants,and a couple of small supermarkets. If this is not enough to satisfy your needs there is a larger village , Competa, which is a pleasant 30 minute stroll round the wooded hillside, which has lots of bars, shops etc. This stroll was about as much exercise as we took , but the house would be an ideal base for committed hill walkers , with all sorts of walks of varying difficulty and duration.

The crowning glory of the house is the roof terrace where we spent most evenings chilling out with the spectacular views of the hills and countryside .

What a relaxing time we had !!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, John, for your helpful description of local amenities, etc. It´s a great help to future guests. We´re so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back some day Jennifer and Kalle
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5

Beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry and booking the property, we had great communication with the owners. Clear instructions on how to get there and contact details of Margot, who met us at the property and showed us around. It was our first, but definitely not the last, visit to Andalusia. The house was very clean and had all the facilities that you would require from to cooking to washing. We loved the property the minute that we walked through the door, very cosy and a home from home. There are plenty of amenities close by and a number of friendly restaurants/bars nearby. We used the property as our base for hiking, there are numerous walks from the property, all involving hills!!

At the end of an arduous days walking, it was fantastic to sit on the sun terrace enjoying a glass of wine and a cold beer admiring the views.

I would definitely recommend this property for those who wish to stay in the local area

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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4

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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5

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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5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Malaga
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£245
for 7 nights
£245
£815
 

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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