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Recently renovated traditional village house offering authentic relaxing rural Spain experience.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

This recently renovated traditional village house has a light and natural feel throughout. Located in an unspoilt valley with wonderful views to the sea.

Only a short 15 mins drive inland away from the hustle and bustle of the Costa Del Sol, and 25 mins from historic Malaga city, lies the sleepy, untouched hamlet of Benaque where the road ends. Set in a picturesque valley amongst olive, almond and mango trees, ‘La Forastera’ is a lovingly renovated traditional rural house located on the dramatic ridge of a hill on the outskirts of the hamlet, and is the perfect place for a relaxing, authentic Spanish holiday surrounded by stunning countryside.

The house has beautiful uninterrupted views of the sea in the distance in front and of a dramatic uninhabited valley behind. The property has a very light and warm natural feel with terracotta tiles, exposed stone walls, traditional oiled wooden doors and shutters and hand made decorative tiles used tastefully throughout. Two private terraces and a garden provide ample opportunity to enjoy the sun and views, or go inside to the open plan living/dining room and relax in front of the wood burning fire on a chilly winter evening.

The nearest beach, Benajarafe is only 15 mins away and is very quiet with many beach restaurants.

More Details

Eva Llanos García
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Recently renovated traditional village house offering authentic relaxing rural Spain experience.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

"What a wonderful house, ...

  • 5 of 5

"What a wonderful house, with the most perfect surroundings! If you want a quiet, restful holiday in the 'real Spain' (but with the beach within a short drive's distance) this is the place for you. I cannot recommend this house highly enough. For a couple, or a family, it is very well equipped and perfectly situated for sunny morning breakfasts, and cool evening meals out on the terrace. Perfecto!"

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Great house, great surro...

  • 5 of 5

"Great house, great surrounding, very helpfull and positive owner. House is located in beautifull and very calm, peacefull rural and mountain area. Drive to the beaches is quick and we could reach busy turist destinations in 15 minutes. There is also plenty to see around. Generally it was very comfortale to stay in the house when outside was 36 degrees Celsius. House has great circulation of air. It has also terraces at the front and at the back so we could eat and drink in the shadow. House has its own atmosphere which we liked very much. We will be back:-)"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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trés bon séjour

  • 3 of 5

Maison spacieuse jolie et confortable. Le calme et la beauté du village et des montagnes (vues du lit) la mer à 2 minutes ainsi que Malaga. Eva, La propriétaire est vraiment quelqu'un de bien. Merci pour tout.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Pour de belles vacances

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est typique et très belle, agencée avec simplicité et bon gout, on s'y sent bien. Elle est au calme, dans l'arrière pays de Malaga. Les terrasses sont très agréables, elles permettent de prendre petit-déjeuner et repas à l'ombre, face à une belle vue. On y passe d'excellents vacances. A recommander !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! On est toujours vraiment heureux de savoir que les locataires ont passé un beau temps à notre maison à Benaque, merci de nouveau! Ça a été un plaisir pour nous vous en avoir eu comme locataires!
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mooie rustige omgeving.....

  • 5 of 5

..….en een prettig sfeervol huis

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique logis à Benaque

  • 5 of 5

"De suite, nous nous sommes sentis comme chez nous : espace du logis, clarté avec les vues arrière et avant superbes, quartier tranquille, voisins charmants (c''est important).

Merci Eva, nous reviendrons.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Torre de Benagalbón
Car: necessary

Fly to Malaga Airport - 'La Forastera' is only 35 mins drive away.

Simply drive 25 km drive East along the coast on the motorway towards Málaga and then Motril or Almería (A7), then you come off the motorway (exit 258 )and turn inland towards Macharaviaya. You will drive on a single road for 8 km and you will be in Benaque.

• Detailed directions will be sent upon confirmation of booking.

Benaque has sub tropical temperatures similar to California. The valley itself is famous for it's production of muscatel grapes. Olive, Almond and Mango trees are also grown.

The valley is popular with both hikers and mountain bikers and those seeking tranquility.

Benaque was the birthplace of the poet Salvador Rueda, to whom a small museum is dedicated in the village.

Over the summer months the nearby tranquil outdoor communal swimming pool opens and costs just 1 euro for a full day.

A giant paella is cooked at Benaque's festival, on the first weekend of Sept and an open air stage and bar provide night long local entertainment.

Just 1.5 km away, Macharaviaya is an historically important and picturesque village. The historical center of this village has a preservation order on it. Some Spanish and foreign artists, ceramicists, painters and writers live among the villagers.

The historic city of Malaga is a 25 min drive, with many places of interest including the moorish castle, bullring, Picasso Museum, impressive Cathedral and historic centre.

Just 15 min away is the pretty coastal resort of Rincón de la Victoria with the nearest main shops, banks and supermarkets. Also here is the only cave of sea origin known in Europe (Cueva del Tesoro) whilst the internationally renowned dramatic Nerja caves are just 30 min East and well worth a day out.

A large water park (aquavelis) is a 20 min drive away at Torre del Mar.

The nearest golf course, Añoreta Golf, is just 10 mins away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Macharaviaya, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
semana santa 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
julio 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
agosto 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Limpieza 4 personas £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £70
Pet Fee £22

El propietario está ausente durante la estancia, pero vive a 20 minutos.
Hay que avisar si se traen animales y cuántos.
El depósito se devuelve mediante transferencia bancaria, siempre y cuando no haya daños atribuibles a un mal uso por parte del arrendador, o que no haya mentido en cuanto al número de personas o animales.
No hay problema de aparcamiento.
Internet cuesta 2,5 euros por noche.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Macharaviaya in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • naturist beach
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering

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