A peaceful and tranquil Spanish 'home away from home' with stunning views
Charles & Joshua
- English, Dutch
About Charles & Joshua
We are an Australian-Dutch couple living in Amsterdam. We fell in love with Andalusia and the Axarquia region some years ago. We are thrilled to have a home away from home in the beautiful countryside that we can share with others. We are avid hikers and love exploring the local hikes in La Axarquia, but also when we go on holiday to other countries. Our dog, Olivia (who we have now named the villa after) is a lively, adventurous former rescue dog who brings a lot of joy to our lives. We are passionate about the environment and finding ways to live as sustainably as possible, We are gradually making Casa Olivia more and more sustainable and strive to use environmentally friendly products where possible.
Why Charles & Joshua chose Cómpeta
Casa Olivia is an ideally located, well proportioned and perfectly maintained villa, situated in the peaceful Axarquia countryside. One of two houses on a short fully paved driveway off the main Torrox-Competa road it is very easy to get to and also very accessible for the villages of Competa and Torrox, hiking in the nearby national parks and countryside and the beautiful unspoilt beaches east of Nerja. Fully self contained it is stocked with high quality appliances, kitchen equipment and facilities to ensure a peaceful and relaxing stay. As it is our "home away from home" we take pride in it and do our best to ensure it is very comfortable place to stay for others. We have been fortunate that our guests also treat it with respect so that others can continue to enjoy it. Note: The property was previously known as Casa Rosaleda but have changed it to Casa Olivia after our dog. The property was taken off the rental market for a couple of years, which is why there is a break since the last reviews. We have decided to put the property back on the holiday rental market so that others can enjoy our wonderful villa and the beautiful environment.
What makes this Villa unique
The views from around the house are incredibly spectacular and diverse. We love having morning coffee out front, watching the sun kiss the mountain tops, breakfast and lunch on the side terrace with the view framed by the established palm trees and dining in the barbecue area at the end of the pool with the beautifully framed views of the neighbouring hills to La Maroma. Peaceful and quiet you do sometimes hear the bells of the local goat herder which anchors you in the countryside. We regularly see hawks and birds of prey hovering over the valley. At night the hillsides sparkle with the lights of distant villas and the skies are filled with stars. There is very little light pollution in this area and we love looking at the Milky Way. The pool is a great size to relax in and cool down from sunning yourself on the extensive terraces. We have a small citrus grove behind the pool terrace area. Please feel free to help yourself to citrus fruits (when in season) . Limequats are delicious in a gin and tonic. We are also going to cultivate a small herb/vegetable garden which we hope our guests can enjoy.
Pool / Spa
Smoking allowed only outside
One small to medium dog or cat allowed
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A lovely property just as advertised. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and have fantastic contact. Would definitely be happy to return. Very well equipped property. Very clean.
Our Stay in Casa Olivia Sept 2019
We really enjoyed our stay, the Villa was as described, in fact better !!!!!
We loved the privacy, the views, the pool.
There was absolutley nothing to fault with it.
The owners Charles and Joshua, were so well organised with the paperwork, route etc
We met with the local agents, Competa Properties on arrival, we were shown around, again a first class experiance.
We would have no reservations at all about re-booking for another holiday.
Overall a five star + rating from us !!!
Dear Linda and Lew, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you had such a great time at Casa Olivia. And it was a pleasure to talk to you. We sure hope that we may welcome you back at some point in time!
Warm regards, Charles & Joshua
Beautiful location , relaxing lying in the sun swimming watching the sun go down . Perfect .
It is a dream!
We, my wife and I, stayed in Casa Oliva for 18 days in June with our dog. When we arrived we met the owners Charles and Joshua. What a warm welcome!
The villa is very well located and close to the main road and easily accessible via a concrete road which we find very important. When we arrived, Charles and Joshua showed us the property. We could feel how proud they are of Casa Olivia, also the personal attention and details for the interior makes you feel at home right away. There was even a pillow for our dog and some candies!
The 2 bedroom villa was very clean and offered all amenities we could wish for. The heated swimming pool (28/29 degrees) lays in the sun all day. There is a nice shaded area behind the pool. (BBQ area) But If you prefer sun. It is available all day long. It was beautiful to enjoy sunset while watching the mountains and the palm trees with a glass of wine.
The villa was well equipped, 2 bedrooms with air conditioning very good beds and big wardrobes. Spacious bathroom with big shower and bath tub. We don’t need it but still it is available.
We know the Competa region quite well because we have been there several times. We enjoyed the beautiful view from the terrace and the silence.
2020 already booked!
Thank you for your lovely review Hans & Birgitte. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a good time in Casa Olivia. Thanks for the tips and suggestions that you shared before, much appreciated. We are looking forward to welcoming you again, next time. Best, Charles & Joshua
Fantastic stay in Casa Olivia
My wife and I stayed in Casa Olivia for a week at the start of May 2019 and we had a fantastic time. We have stayed in this region 5 or six times in the recent past and have enjoyed all the properties but this is the first we will be returning too.
The two bedroomed villais convenient to malaga and also to the hilltop village of Competa. The property is accessed from the main road down a steep concrete path. The villa was clean and had all the amenities we could wish for. We like to cook and the kitchen was well equipped with good pans and knives that were actually sharp. Outside there is a nice terrace with terracotta tiles and a shaded area where we could take a rest from the sun. The pool (which is heated and that is unusual in our experience) is a very welcome break from the heat, by the end of the week the water temp was 27degrees.
There is another shaded area with table and chairs beside a bbq( which was equipped with charcoal and olive tree logs) new fitted with both plate and wire rack for cooking, we had a lovely meal from it.
The house was well equipped, bed rooms with aircon etc (but we didn't need to use it). A nice touch was the supply of toiletries for both shower and kitchen (dishwasher and washing machine tablets) which is important when you are self catering but arriving late at night.
There was some great information on local walks and hikes which we followed and they were truly breathtaking. The views around the area are fantastic and the wild flowers and birds really magnificent.
Finally the owners Charles and Joshua were really helpful and have put a lot of thought and effort into the property but also the customer service. They communicated regularly via WhatsApp with us - but it was never intrusive and were very helpful and responsive.
We will definitely be returning.
Thanks for your wonderful review Michael. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Olivia so much and were able to make the most of the kitchen and BBQ area as well as enjoy the nearby hikes. We hope we can welcome you again some time in the not too distant future.
Perfect paradise to unwind and explore
We found Casa Rosaleda to be presented to a very high standard throughout. Both the villa itself and the outdoor areas, including the pool, provided the ideal place to unwind in peace and tranquility whilst also being an ideal base to explore the local area and beyond.
The communication provided by Mac prior to arrival was excellent as was the information he gave about places to visit in the local area.
We had a fabulous week and would love to return. Many thanks Mac
This is the real Spain, an eternity away from the mass tourism of the Western Costa del Sol yet only 50 minutes from Malaga airport and 20 minutes from the unspoiled beaches and coves of the Costa Tropical. It is ideally situated within easy driving distance of the coast and beaches at Torrox Costa and Nerja as well as the ancient Moorish villages of Competa, Archez and Canillas de Albaida. Our Villa has a lovely rural setting and is located amongst olive and orange trees on a large level plot. This is a very peaceful, idyllic but not isolated location and overlooks the stunning Sierra Almijara and Tejeda national parks. Casa Olivia is conveniently located off the main Torrox to Competa road, just 4km from Competa, and is easily approached by car down a well maintained concrete drive.