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Beautiful large rural mountainside Cortijo with 'wow' lake & sea views

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom renovated farmhouse with fabulous private pool in the mountains

This traditional 100 year old farmhouse is situated inland, 800m above the Mediterranean, in the Axarquia area of Malaga province, Andalucia. Casa Belmonte has been renovated imaginatively in a rustic yet modern style.It faces south and sits among 5000 sqm of olives and almond groves. The tranquil ( and we mean tranquil!) location features a fabulous 9m x 4m private salt-water pool with a large sunbathing area, a shaded summer terrace with dining for 12 & a built in BBQ - guests say we have 'the best views in Axarquia'.

The cool, light, spacious house has 5 double bedroom and 3 stunning bathrooms. A comfortable home from home for up to 12 guests. There is a large family kitchen/diner and a luxurious sitting room with satellite TV and south facing views. The mature gardens and vine covered terraces that surround the property offer many places to relax and unwind in or out of the sun. Play pool, table tennis, darts or boules.

We keep our own hens so guests can enjoy fresh eggs.

More Details

Owner
Hilary Brown
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

All Ages & three generations. The house is perfect for us . Lots of space, well equipped, lots of design character & fabulous location. Thanks Hildaryu & Rob, especially for the great food you cooked for us last Saturday ( 30th Birthday!). Everyone is keen to come back!
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcaucín in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please respect this beautiful property and leave it as you found it
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with high beamed ceiling, antique windows and French doors and four- poster double bed. Views to Lake Vinuela. Bedroom 2 with high ceiling, double bed and pebbled wet room en-suite. Bedroom 3 with double bed, French doors to Andalucian courtyard which in turn leads to the roof terrace. Bedroom 4 with double bed, single bed and large en-suite with sunken bath. Bedroom 5 with funky mezzanine single wooden bed plus one other single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes:
At the front of the house, outside the kitchen/diner is a wonderfully scented terrace covered in vines, jasmine and bougainvillea. Perfect for al fresco dining, birdwatching and sunsets . Poolside there is even more space - both lawn and terracing - in shade and sun, with panoramic views of mountains, lake and sea. The pool is salt water ( no nasty chemicals). There is an outdoor fridge, sink and BBQ, plus plenty of seating for all 12 of you. Don't forget the Andalucian style courtyard which leads to the roof terrace which has fabulous 360 views! At night the pool can be lit for those who enjoy swimming under the stars – and wow, what stars! There is also an outdoor table tennis table , & darts board plus lawn badminton & boules. Look at our web site for further information.

Reviews

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Beautiful large rural mountainside Cortijo with 'wow' lake & sea views
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews
5

Stunning place is a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Casa Belmonte and it is still as lovely as we remember it. There is everything you require for a home from home stay, the villa is lovely, spacious and clean and has all the facilities that you need.

The views from the villa are amazing, the photo's really don't do it justice. Lake Vinuela is so blue, and you can see the sea and the olive trees which you never get tired of. If you want to relax you can sit around the pool, have a BBQ, get fresh eggs daily from the chickens.

Hilary and Rob were very accommodating and met up with us on arrival, as per the first time we stayed they showed us around the property letting us know of any changes since the last time we stayed. They were on hand to provide any help we needed and also arranged a mini-bus to take us to the next village Periana so we could go out for a family meal and a drink so we didn't have to take the car.

They also have a book there to provide ideas to do while you are there if you are stuck.

The villa is about an hour away from the airport, 30 minutes from the beach in Torre del Mar which has a big market on a Thurs 9-2pm. The Eroski supermarket is about 20 minutes away which has everything you would need for shopping and your stay, or there is a Lidl if you want a cheaper shop. If you want something a bit closer, just down the hill (in your car) there are some restaurants and bars, with a bakery, butchers and small supermarket for local and international produce.

If our feeling a bit adventurous you can take a trip into the nearby villages for the traditional Spanish atmosphere, where the locals are friendly, especially if you try and give Spanish a try. We visited when the ferrias (Spanish festivals) were taking place with amazing atmospheres and great photo opportunities (Alhama de Granada and Puente de Salia).

I would definitely recommend a stay at Casa Belmonte and can only say wonderful things about the place and the hosts :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply fabulous....

  • 5 of 5

The location, the house, the pool, the chickens with fresh eggs every day! The almonds on the trees the beautiful grounds with Rob and Hil's love of plants clearly on show we could not have been happier. It's a 20 minute drive down to the coast and only 45 Mins from Malaga airport, or up to Zafarraya and on to Alhama on the way to Granada where you can see the majesty of the Sierra Nevada. The local hills including Maroma and natural park of the Sierra Tejada are also inspiring and offered us some opportunities for cool woodland and forest walks.

This was a great holiday with plenty to do for the whole family and a great place to be on the days we wanted to do nothing.

Message to Rob and Hil: we all had a fabulous time thank you so much for making us so welcome and we just loved the lovely touches in the house and gardens.

Mr P and the family from Leicester UK

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

As Autumn arrives in the UK our thoughts return to Casa Belmonte and our magical summer away.

We were lucky enough to spend a second blissful holiday at Rob and Hilary's beautiful Spanish retreat and how excited we were to return!

The house easily accommodates three generations of our family with plenty of room to spare, the interior has the perfect balance of comfort and style, whilst the outside space has more than enough to keep a large family happy and the views are just breath taking!

Once you arrive there really is no need to leave except maybe to visit the local shops and butchers to stock up on food for the BBQ, but if you wanted to explore then El Toril is perfectly located to visit the nearby natural parks, the coast and even Granada for a day out.

Casa Belmonte has given us so many happy memories and we will feel as though we have made some lovely friends in Rob and Hilary.

We have some fantastic photos to see us through the winter and, suffice it to say, we have already begun saving for our third visit!

Thank you again Rob and Hilary for sharing your piece of Spanish tranquility with us once again,

The Wilson-Bassetts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Family Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together celebrating two birthdays and having a special holiday. The villa really does have the wow factor as it has sufficient bedrooms, fabulous views, sunny pool and is spacious enough for everyone to have a quiet moment should they need one. It has tons of character and also plenty to amuse everyone with darts, table tennis and also wifi for those that need it . It also has a pool table on the roof terrace with amazing views but unfortunately previous holiday makers had left it uncovered so is needing repair.

We had a great time and would love to visit this fabulous Villa again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

An amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the warm welcome you'll receive from Hillary and Rob on arrival to the moment you finally have to leave, Casa Belmonte will leave you spellbound.

Three generations of our family recently stayed at Casa Belmonte and we all had the most wonderful time. The clean and well kept villa is large enough to spread out and for everyone to find their own secluded piece of heaven, or come together for a meal on the shaded summer terrace.

The views are stunning and you'll find it hard to tear yourself away. We did manage day trips to both Granada and Ronda, both of which are less than 2 hours away by car.

We can't recommend Casa Belmonte and its owners highly enough, a truly magical vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent property - a real gem !

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday at Casa Belmonte was simply wonderful. The property is so much more than standard modern villas we have stayed in before. The design and attention to detail is exceptional and the facilities excellent. The youngsters in our group particularly loved the pool and there is ample outdoor space and seating for everyone. Hilary and Rob provided everything we needed, including detailed driving instructions from the airport. They are excellent owners and nothing was any trouble to them. We took advantage of Rob's culinary skills and had a memorable evening with excellent fresh cooked local produce. Casa Belmonte is a real gem and we will definitely return. Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Pena
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
baviera, torre de mar
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Alcaucin village or Periana village
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

A stay at Casa Belmonte will give you a taste of old rural Spain. As well as the breathtaking views, you will enjoy hearing the bells from sheep and goats being taken to pasture each day (not too early in the mornings!), and returning late. You will hear and see abundant wildlife – a paradise for bird spotters. Remember to look out for chameleons, lizards and snakes. 10 minutes drive away is Alcaucin- a pretty village situated on the lower western slope of La Maroma in the Sierra Tejeda mountain range. Here you will find a few small supermarkets, and three or four great bars. On Saturday morning there is a local market in the village selling great fruit and veg. The village layout is typically Moorish; the name Alcaucin is derived from the Arabic Al-Cautin (arches). An 18th century parish church, Nuestra Senora del Rosario, stands in the village square, next to the town hall (ayuntiamento).

From the village you can drive into the Parque Natural of the Sierra Tejeda.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcaucín, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,967
for 7 nights
£1,967
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,386
for 7 nights
£1,386
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.47

Bookings are Saturday to Saturday.
Although the property is fully insured, including third party liability, it is the responsibility of those using the accommodation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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