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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
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 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!


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.


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
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
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Unique, beautifully renovated village house with spectacular sea views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

Our spanish home from home - just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What more can we say than what a wonderful holiday! It was everything and more than we expected. On our arrival Margo was so friendly and helpful and was very quick to respond to us if we needed anything.The property is delightful, typically spanish and very homely and has everything you need during your stay. We spent most days in the sun room on the top floor were the views are spectacular. Canillas is very pretty and traditional and the locals are all very friendly. There are several bars and places to eat and we spent many an evening watching the locals play dominoes and enjoying a cold beer! We did several walks and whichever direction you go in the scenery is stunning. After every trip out though we were always happy to be coming back to the house, our little haven. The only downfall of the holiday was it coming to an end, after nearly two weeks it had become to feel like home so we were very sad to leave. Thank you Jennifer for letting us stay at your lovely home. Caroline & Andy Urban

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely description of the house and the village - it encompasses everything we love about Canillas. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you back some day. Jenny and Kalle
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Lovely house and village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved the house,; each room is carefully set up and was comfortable for our needs ... even down to the pillows. I usually take my own but it was not needed in this case! The sun terrace is delightful. The village is friendly and we had a few meals in the restaurant at the square - made even more special as a result of a local fiesta taking place at the same time. Very good communication, clear directions for finding the house, and welcome 'nibbles' and a bottle of wine when we arrived. Utterly fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Audrey. We hope to see you back some day Jenny and Kalle
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Truly beautiful house in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this place....we loved everything about it! The house is stunningly renovated and decorated,and so well equipped it truly was a home from home. We had very hot weather while in Canillas, so spent 99% of our time in the house,on the terrace and in the sun room enjoying bbq's and the amazing views down over the village. It's so well thought out: as there are lots of floors, there's a small outdoor kitchen and fridge upstairs that is equipped with completely seperate untensils and pots to the downstairs kitchen. Brilliant!

The village itself is beautiful & friendly (& very steep). There are a handful of restaurants..we tried them all and they were all good. We were lucky to be there at Feria time and if we weren't down getting involved in the festivities, had the perfect view from the terrace.

Thankyou so much to Jennifer & especially to Margot, who is warm & friendly and was brillant in directing us, on our first day through the maze of the village streets! The welcome gifts were also very,very much appreciated after our mountain drive from the airport.

A truly wonderful holiday...we felt very sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Louise. So glad you loved the house as much as we do - and that you survived the extremely hot weather! Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we hope to see you back some day. Jenny and Kalle
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Fantastic property could not ask for a better place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Communication from start to finish was great lovely restaurants in the village view from the balcony is amazing would definitely return without hesitation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the house as much as we do, Bernard! We certainly hope to see you back one day Jenny and Kalle
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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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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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Prices & Availability

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

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7 night minimum stay
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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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