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Best of both worlds - stunning location 5 mins drive from village amenities

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, private pool, ample terrace areas, stunning views

The villa which is situated a short distance from Lake Vinuela has recently undergone extensive renovation and 2016 was the first year it had been rented out. It is south-facing, light and modern with 3 double bedrooms (one super king size, one double and two twin beds), 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite with marble steps upto a large 2 person bath and separate shower and a family bathroom with shower cubicle). The villa has a large fitted kitchen which is dual aspect and includes dishwasher, induction hob and oven, large fridge/freezer and microwave, There is a spacious dual aspect lounge/dining room with 2 full length windows to the verandah with far reaching views of the countryside and mountains. The lounge has two settees, an armchair and footstool, a TV showing approximately 200 stations plus films etc, a DVD player, assortment of games etc, internet. The large verandah has an additional dining table and chairs to enjoy outside dining or to simply enjoy a glass of wine and this again enjoys extensive views in a private setting. There is a gate and steps leading down to the enclosed garden with bar complete with fridge and stools. There is a salt water pool, large gas barbecue and additional large shady verandahs from which to enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside whilst pouring a drink or cooking your food. Private parking is available on the driveway. The large master bedroom, which has an en suite and a super king sized bed, also has a full length window leading onto the verandah and enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. The two other bedrooms are both a good size, one having a double bed and the other twin beds. (Please note all of the beds were new in 2016). Lake Vinuela is only 10 minutes drive away where a variety of water sports are on offer and the nearest beach is Torre del Mar which is 15 minutes away. Bikes are available for hire from Torre del Mar and there is a cycle path running from there along the Med to the resort of Caleta two miles away. There is also a water park less than 15 minutes from the villa and additionally a large municipal swimming pool at Hotel Vinuela less than 10 minutes away. Weekly outdoor markets are held nearby at Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar and Caleta where fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, household items, as well as souvenirs can be purchased. There is also a large shopping centre including hypermarket at Velez Malaga where a vast assortment of food and drink can be purchased. Other shops include Zara, H & M, Mango, C & A. Also available at the centre is a modern cinema showing a variety of films (some are in English), as well as a large assortment of eating places.

Registration Number : CTC-201621116

Kath and Dave Morris
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Kath and Dave Morris

We are two retirees who bought Casa Amarilla two years ago after it had been empty for over 3 years and we have spent the past year extensively renovating it. It is our home when we are in Spain.

Kath and Dave Morris purchased this villa in 2015

Why Kath and Dave Morris chose Viñuela

We've owned a property in the area for the past 12 years and decided we wanted the convenience of all the facilities available in La Vinuela, but to be in a quiet rural location. We fell in love with this villa as we feel that it gives us the best of both worlds with fantastic views of oranges, avocados and almonds growing in the fields nearby. It also has very good concreted access to the property.

What makes this villa unique

The terraces are large and provide an ideal view of local bird life. Additionally the local goat herder can often be seen passing the villa with his goats and will give a friendly wave. All of this and yet we are only 5 minutes away from such things as a 24 hour Medical Centre, bank with ATM machine, supermarkets, butchers, restaurants and bars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A big thank you for letting us stay at your lovely villa. We enjoyed seeing the goat herder pass by each day and it became part of our routine as we watched him negotiate crossing the road with his herd.

We found Vinuela to be a lovely picturesque village and enjoyed our little walk to the restaurant past the ducks and through the park. We also enjoyed our nights dining in and watching the strawberry moon and the many clear starlit nights.
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Viñuela in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite - double corner bath with shower attachment above, separate shower cubicle, double wash basins, toilet, bidet Family bathroom - shower cubicle, washing machine, sink unit, toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom - kingsize bed, fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets, air-conditioning, patio doors leading to verandah Bedroom 2 - double bed, wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets, free standing fan Bedroom 3 - twin beds, fitted wardobe, 1 bedside cabinet, free standing fan Travel cot available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Best of both worlds - stunning location 5 mins drive from village amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 lovely weeks at Casa Amarilla, it was everything we expected and more.

Prior to the holiday, the booking process was straight forward and all our questions to Kath were answered quickly and helpfully.

The villa is spacious, inside and out, and fully equipped with everything we needed. It was also spotlessly clean and well maintained.

The information folder was really helpful with all sorts of tips on shopping, eating and days out, including the best places to park.

The outside space provides plenty of sunny and shady areas and the salt-water pool makes a pleasant change to the normal chemical laced versions.

La Vinuela, just up the road, has a small well-stocked supermarket along with other shops and a few bars and restaurants. Special mention to Bar Miguel for its great value drinks and tapas.

The location is superb, only 20 minutes from the nearest beach and about 45 minutes from Malaga and Nerja. We also visited Granada, Antequera (incl. El Torcal), Comares and Alhama de Granada which are all easily reachable by car via stunning mountain roads.

All in all we had a fantastic holiday and have no hesitation in recommending Casa Amarilla.

Thank you Kath and Dave for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Andrew and family for such a lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa.
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Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have had a very relaxing two weeks in this stunning villa. It is in the perfect location, about 15-20 mins you can be on the beach or go the other direction and you're in one of the beautiful mountain villages. Everything in the villa is finished to a very good standard and there is everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There are plenty of good restaurants to try in the area, the village nearest the villa, La Vinuela, has a couple of restaurants and bars that are good and we also went to Miguels in Los Romanes and Chez Spice. The local resort of Torre Del Mar has an abundance of different restaurants that are all just as nice. We had a really pleasant day at the lake, but best to go early in the day during the hot months as it gets very hot there. Malaga is about a 40-45 min drive away and you can easily spend a day wandering around the shops, the port and visiting the historic attractions. Kath and Dave were very efficient and the booking was very easy. Kath provided us with lots of useful information about the area and there is a very good visitor information pack in the villa as well. We will definitely be returning to this villa in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen and Jason, Many thanks for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests and we're delighted that you had such a great holiday. Suffice it to say you are welcome to return any time in the future. Best regards Kath and Dave
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Fantastic villa, stunning views and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our family holiday at Casa Amarilla.

The villa has everything you could need, it's a real home from home. The inside of the villa is beautifully done to a very high standard.

The views are stunning and the piece and quite is completely relaxing.

Although it feels that you are in a very rural location all the amenities you could need are only a short drive away.

The pool and outside space at the villa are lovely for evenings spent with a BBQ and a glass of vine. The outside fridge located in the bar was really useful on those occasions.

Kath was fantastic and really helpful throughout all the booking process and always responded very quickly to any questions we had.

We would highly recommend Casa Amarilla to

anyone wanting a real taste of Spain with the feeling that you are really getting away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Richard and Hayley for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at our villa and hope to welcome you back again one day. Best regards Kath and Dave
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Relaxing villa - exactly what was needed to unwind

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our two week stay in Kath's fantastic villa. It was a stunning location, although we felt in the middle of the countryside it was only a short drive and all the facilities we required were on hand.

During the online booking process Kath was always very helpful and replied to all my email queries swiftly and her recommendations were excellent.

The villa itself was fantastic will everything we required and more. We ate many of our meals in the evening on the balcony and watched the sun go down. Having two children aged 11 and 14, the pool was put to good use every day. Also enjoyed the facility of the outside bar as my 11 year old perfected her skills of making mocktails!!

Having a hire car allowed us to spend many mornings exploring the delightful whitewashed villages that surround the villa before returning to unwind and relax.

Would highly recommend this villa and will definitely return.

Thank you Kath

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill and family, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our villa and we would certainly agree with you regarding the location. We spent a lot of time searching for a home which would offer us the opportunity of living in the country and yet be within easy reach of all amenities. We hope to welcome you back again in the future and thank you for being such nice guests. Regards Kath and Dave
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Quiet & Relaxing - Yet With Everything That You Might Want Close By

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 comfortable and relaxing weeks at the Villa in May 2017. The Villa itself is spotlessly clean and really spacious, a home from home; as it has everything you could want, washing machine, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen... The views from the upstairs terrace are stunning, we really enjoyed breakfast and lunch on the terrace each day, looking out at the mountains and hills. Main roads take you to the property and there is a short driveway which takes you down to the Villa itself. There are a couple of properties that sit behind the Villa on the main road and a neighbour just to the side. Really, lovely friendly people, who say hello each day but other than that you wouldn't know that they are there, as the area is really quiet. The Villa is not overlooked at all at the front and has an amazing vista. La Vinuela is just a short 10 minute drive from the property, where we popped each day for coffee, and a really well stocked supermarket... just watch the opening times as they close during the afternoon and are closed all day on a Sunday. There are large supermarkets in the area which are only a 15 minute drive away (also closed on a Sunday). Torre Del Mar is only around a 20 minute drive from the Villa, with more restaurants than you could ever find time to visit. The property is also in an ideal location if you wanted to travel further afield along the coast. Kath who owns the Villa could not have been more helpful and everything is exactly as described. A superb place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Casa Amarilla and had the most amazing, relaxing holiday, the villa itself is set in a valley with gorgeous views, in the breeze, when there was one, all you can hear is bamboo swaying, & that's it !!!! So peaceful ......the villa is very spacious, tastefully decorated, a huge lounge, so light and airy, 2 patio doors enabling you to take in the stunning views, the main bedroom is huge with a superking bed which was so comfy with one of the biggest en suites I've ever seen, 2 other lovely bedrooms & shower room, and large kitchen with everything you need.....the kidney shaped pool was a godsend too, plenty of sunbeds & seating, some in the shade if you wanted & sometimes needed, plus a lovely bar in the corner equipped with fridge to keep wine & beer chilled........during the week we actually only went out 3 times, we had everything we wanted & needed at the villa, we caught a taxi to the nearby village (8 euros), very pretty there, few restaurants & bars, the next time we went there we walked, took 10 mins, got taxi back though as was dark, we also got taxi to Torre del Mar where we stayed for the day, lovely beach so that was the extent of our leaving the villa (apart from 2 shopping trips to Eroskis hypermarket) 10 mins drive, very cheap. Jon and I usually go on all inclusive holidays but found this to be much more relaxing plus didn't eat endless plates of food, as you do on all Inc !!! We used the BBQ a few times & sat on the upper terrace to eat & watch the sun go down. I could go on & on about the need to try it to experience it......also Kath was very prompt in replying to anything I asked her & was very helpful, thank you Kath....I can 100% say we will be going again next year...........

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Vinuela
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Velez Malatga
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Vinuela
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

There are lots of things to do and places to see in the surrounding area whether you are a couple looking for a romantic, get away from it all break or a family looking for entertainment for the children.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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