3 bedroom large family villa in Andalucia perfect for tranquility and families.
- English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch French German spoken by the Property Manager
We are a young British family who love spending time together and creating loving memories for our children.
Matt purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Matt chose Sayalonga
It is set in a wonderful location, at the very top of a mountain! It has amazing views and we love relaxing by the pool and using the BBQ and eating outdoors. We take time away from the villa by going to the beach at Torre Delmar, or a stroll in Nerja for Ice creams. The children spend hours swimming and playing. It takes us back to nature which is important for us as we live busy lives in a British city. The villa is very confortable and has a lovely lay-out. We love sitting by the terrace or goig for local walks picking figs from the trees. We hope the villa brings joys to guests as much as it brings to us.
What makes this Villa unique
It is very private, no neighbours looking in and we have the services of a Property Manager who lives locally. If you love peaceful surroundings, fresh air, stunning sunsets, Casa Lobos would be a great place to soak in some sun. The local village is great for family meals out. Very affordable and excellent quality.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The drive was adventurous, the end result was worth it!
A remarkable experience - on top of the world
The journey up to this villa is definitely different! I have read some reviews that say you need a high vehicle but our class A hire car seemed to cope fine - up and down many times over 2 weeks. And no claim on our deposit from Malaga Cars when we took it back :-) But yes, the journey up is an experience and we realised later that it was actually all part and parcel of what makes this place so special. If you want to get away from it all - THIS IS IT!!! And when we arrived we were met with the most incredible view unmatched by anything we have seen before. You're so high up, so 'away from it all' and yet so connected because you can see the shimmering lights of Torres and Malaga below. It really is the strangest and most unique experience. I think on our 2nd or 3rd evening the cloud came in. But it was at the same level as the infinity pool. Anyway, it was remarkable. We had clear evening skies above and could not see anything of the sea and towns below. The cloud simply extended from the pool. Weird!!! My wife did some yoga positions on the edge of the pool and the photos look like she's on the clouds - MAD! There were other times on our holiday when the cloud was there during the day but again it was below us, we were still basking in the hot sun when all below were under cloud. In terms of practicalities it was all good - at the end of the day it's a great villa, modern functionality with traditional design and the BEST traditional style BBQ. I cooked on it virtually every night. I think there are some things about the villa which could be improved for us 'city folk' like may be a dish washer or better instructions on how to use the washing machine (all the dials are in German) - but hey ho. To sit on top of that mountain, bask in the sunshine, enjoy a magical pool (I'd never really experienced an infinity pool before) and simply soak it all up was worth every penny. We will definitely be returning to escape...
The real "Balcón de Europa"
This property is an amazing place, situated high above the surrounding hills and with a panoramic view ranging from the mountains in the north all along the coast line to beyond Nerja in the east. Having read previous reviews, we rented a small 4WD vehicle, which proved useful for the steep and curvy upper part of the access road, but it's all very manageable. We stayed for two weeks with our teenage children and spent a lot of time around the well-maintained pool, the grill, and on the two terraces below the house. The place is so tranquil that in the evening the only sounds are those of swallows passing by. We discovered a few nice and calm beaches that are good for swimming and snorkeling (our favorite was El Canuelo behind Nerja, a good 30 min away by car) and the mountains behind Competa were good for a few early morning hikes. Overall: highly recommended!
Great views, very quiet but slightly lacking.
A slightly disappointing arrival, where the agent didn't turn up leaving us making calls back to UK owners to sort being met and taken to the villa.....
Trip up the winding road was an advernture, it's of course very high at the top of a peak, so great and uninteruppted views, but previous reviewers are right, you will need a high wheel base car....we ripped the bottom off our hire car on the unmade part of the road...more to do with silly reversing and a low to ground car though.....it's hairy but do-able.
The villa is very large and spacious, but we found it lacking in some key areas....only enough basic mismatched bed linen for one room, with two bath towels....had to make calls for other towels for the pool etc, as two basic bath towels for showering and using at the pool was really inadequate. The villa had a feel of being mothballed for low season.
It felt like we arrived unexpectedly, as the pool was not clean, the pool area was not made up, we had to rummage in the garage for lounger cushions and clean the pool ourselves for first use. The pool cushions really need to be replaced.
The pool is an infinity, marketed as such....but the water is very low and cannot be topped up locally, as it needs a delivery - and this is probably only for guests high season, so it was a slight let down....that and the pool not being in tip top condition upin arrival.
It has most things you will need.....no diswasher and a small sink and low water pressure, so a bigger group might struggle to self cater easily.
Rooms are very spartan, which is often the case in some rental villas...we had elderly family who live locally come for a dinner and sleepover for one night,- but the poor bed linen eventually provided drove them to change their mind and head home at the end of the evening.
Overall, spacious - great views, good wi-fi and satellite telly, enough room for a group of six...but we feel the owners need to manage their local agent and the guest experience better.
Amazing place ..perfect for families
Absolutely perfect. the pool and the views are amazing. Kitchen has all you need and more. bedrooms are comfortable and spacious
Well if its peace, tranquillity and total relaxation you are seeking for your holiday then this is ultimately the right place for you. After arriving on the late flight at Malaga Airport with my family we picked up our hire car and made off for Sayalonga. After approximately 40 minutes, we arrived at the bottom of the mountain La' Rabita in Sayalaonga where we were met by the property manager Jan. After an 8 minute trek to the top of the mountain we arrived at the Villa. Before we set foot into the Villa we went and checked out the pool terrace. To say the views were spectacular is an understatement. Completely Panoramic of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The Villa was well equipped with satellite TV and Wifi. It had a large open plan kitchen and a nice dinning area and lounge. The over all standard of the Villa was very nice and my guessing would be that when the owner picked the furniture, it was not bought with rental in mind as the quality was excellent and my guessing expensive! The villa was overall very clean and in no way disappointing. We have stayed in many Spanish Villas over the years and this one was definitely all round the best. So to sum it up, if its Irish Bars, kebab shops and night clubs your after then this is not the place for you. On the other hand if its complete relaxation you seek and enjoy watching the Spanish sun set whilst enjoying a nice glass of wine with spectacular views then it doesn't get any better than this!!
Set on the highest point of the mountain, Casa lobos offers panaromic views of the ocean and mountains. Peaceful and relaxing with the nearby white village of Sayalonga, Casa Lobos offers quality accomodation for guests who appreciate family life.