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Luxurious holiday home with large private pool and beautiful garden

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Newly renovated finca. 4 bed, 3 bath, large lounge. Spectacular mountain views.

Finca Alberto is an original farmhouse with huge rustic charm. It has recently been enlarged, upgraded and refurnished to make a spacious and luxurious holiday villa with all the comforts of modern living.

The single storey house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. 3 large, ensuite double bedrooms and a smaller twin bedded room. There is also a separate toilet/basin. The master bedroom has doors leading out to a secluded terrace which is well furnished and has a Moroccan wall fountain. Another double bedroom has doors leading out to the garden.

The sitting room is large and beautifully decorated. It is flooded with natural sunlight all day. There is a double archway leading into the formal dining room - also well lit by natural light.

Off the dining room there is a big, well-equipped kitchen. The room has all modern amenities and plenty of work top space.

There is also a small laundry room with washing machine and iron.

The house has air-conditioning and the bedrooms also all have fans.

Sitting on the hillside with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, the house nestles in its garden of approx 2 acres with avocado, mango, orange, lemon, fig and olive trees. Bouganvilla covers walls and makes welcome shade for the terrace we call The African Room.

There is a large (9m x 5m) private pool situated in another terrace below the house. Here you will also find sun-loungers, an outside shower, a traditional brick b-b-q and a flower covered eating area. There is plenty of outside space for guests to enjoy the sunshine, play or relax.

There is car parking space for 2 cars under the shade of grape vines.

Although only a 5 minute drive from the charming hillside town of Competa, Finca Alberto enjoys seclusion and complete privacy. Competa is very pretty with narrow winding streets and white-washed walls covered with geraniums - and a very friendly local population.

Finca Alberto is only available for rent during July and August.

More Details
Registration Number : CTC-201666837

Marilyn Heriot Maitland
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

What makes this house unique

Finca Alberto is well used and well loved by us and our 4 children with their families. Every time we visit we always have another one of the best holidays ever! The house, its facilities and the surrounding countryside are thoroughly enjoyed. Our holidays range from paradise for the under 6's to the happiest of times for the over 60's - and everything in between!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Marilyn, the house was just lovely. I can tell you put a lot of care into the maintenance and decoration. We were very comfortable.

Rating *****
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cómpeta in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • WC and basin
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With ensuite bath, shower and toilet. Doors to terrace.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , with en suite shower and toilet. Child's cot is available.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite shower and toilet. Doors to garden.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , There is a separate WC/basin beside this room.
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned and also have fans.
  • Books
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Luxurious holiday home with large private pool and beautiful garden
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Astounding villa ! Best pool ever & Everything is as beautiful as photos.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is amazing with views to die for . My family loved it because of the privacy ( so the pool could be enjoyed without sharing one ).

Although you start to get used of the mountain roads / they are a lot scarier than ours & I would not like to do them in the dark ( you are after all , up in the hills

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Oasis of Peace and Calm

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional property if you wish to enjoy tranquility in comfort, yet be within a short drive of the town of Competa with its cool narrow streets and wonderful places to eat.

It is situated in the hills / mountains east of Malaga and offers breathtaking views.

We found the drive from Malaga airport to the house straightforward, and there are plenty of local shops to stock up on essentials.

There is a fantastic pool which was the perfect temperature, and we all spent many happy hours gazing out from it as time ticked slowly by.

This really is a truly wonderful place to stay and totally unwind, and we can't thank the owner enough.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Finca Alberto. We would love to welcome you back sometime in the future. Daisy
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Très jolie maison et superbe jardin

  • 5 of 5

La Finca Alberto est une très jolie maison, décorée avec gout , calme et entourée de terrasses toutes fleuries et successivement ombragées dans la journée.

Un très agréable lieu de vacances!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate receiving your review - thank you! I am happy to hear you had a good holiday and hope to welcome you back to Finca Alberto sometime in the future. Daisy
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beautiful away from it all

  • 5 of 5

stunning villa 5 mins from competa with all the amenities, tastefully decorated and large enough to house our party of 6. the pool is amazing and the gardens are well maintained. I would recommend any family wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle to come here. The town is very cheap to eat and shop in compared to the coast.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am really pleased to hear you had a happy and relaxed holiday. Delighted to receive your comments on Finca Alberto, the pool and the garden. I hope you will visit again. Daisy
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Lovely house with lots of privacy

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house with lots of well decorated and furnished rooms, good beds... Lovely pool, beautiful views, exotic garden!

We had some rain, so we were glad to have a 4x4 to tackle the dirt road.

The service of the caretaker was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, relaxing and beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

we really enjoyed the Finca Alberto with our friends and family. It's a nice and comfortable house with a beautiful, refreshing pool and gardens with fresh fruits and lovely flowers! All around are places to sit and relax. The bedrooms are very neat and well furnished. And the view is breath taking. Competa is a 5 minutes drive and a nice, cosy village with some good restaurants and shops.It's a little bit difficult to find the house, but you can Daisy ask for a better discription. I recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Finca Alberto. Daisy
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Autovia del Mediterraneo
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torrox, Nerja, torre del Mar, Malaga
Car: necessary

Malaga is the nearest airport. Competa is an hours drive from Malaga airport.

Flights to Granada and Seville are also available and transfer times from these airports are approximately 2 hours.

Car hire is essential.

Malaga is the nearest train station, with direct fast-train link to Madrid.

Finca Alberto is about 5 minutes by car from Competa with its narrow winding streets, whitewashed houses and pots of geraniums clinging to most walls and windowsills. Competa has restaurants, bars and tapas bars, clubs, supermarkets, banks, shops – even a gym – and a very friendly local population.

Competa is an active agricultural town steeped in history dating back to the Moors. The surrounding hillside is clothed in grape vines and olive trees. The sweet – and potent – wine made from the area’s muscatel grapes is renowned as the best in the whole province. Each August 15th Competa celebrates its fiesta, the Noche del Vino - with revellers enjoying free vino. Each village also holds an annual Feria and Easter Week (Semana Santa) is celebrated throughout Andalucia with magnificent religious processions and traditional costumes.

Goats and their goatherds roam the mountains during the day and you can hear their bells ringing as they come down into the valleys for milking at night.

The locally made honey is delicious!

Most villages will host a weekly market. Competa’s is on Saturday mornings. It is particularly good for fresh fruit and veg, but also has stalls selling spices, plants, nuts & olives, shoes, clothes and bric-a-brac.

One of the highlights of the area is hillwalking in the Sierra Almijara mountains above Competa. There is a huge and beautiful National Park – dirt tracks and spectacular views over the Mediterranean to Africa – a walkers’ paradise. There is also pony-trekking, tennis and paddle tennis, jeep safaris, quad bike hire, caving, canyoning and paragliding available. There is a water park in Torre del Mar.

The whole area is famous for its ceramics and you will find many shops selling their locally made fare.

Competa is a 30 minute drive from the coast and resorts of Nerja, Torre del Mar, Torrox and Malaga – all of which offer sunbathing, swimming and watersports on relatively uncrowded beaches. There are restaurants all along the beaches serving grilled sardines, paella etc. Don't miss visiting the famous caves of Nerja where ballets and plays are staged during the summer.

There are many golf courses dotted about the whole area!

You will find wonderful shopping, night life and restaurants all along the coast.

The Alhambra in Granada is certainly worth a visit. Malaga and Ronda are also important and interesting.

The thing I like best is to lie beside the pool at Finca Alberto, dipping in every so often to cool down, and just winding down completely in the peace and warmth!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cómpeta, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £491.07

The services of a housekeeper one morning a week are included in the rental price. Security deposit requested. Owner not present on location.
Finca Alberto is available for rent only during July and August.

Security Deposit payable to confirm booking. Full rental payment due one month before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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