HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno - Bajo La Maroma

An Andalucian 3 bedroom, rural retreat with its pool and large grounds.

• 2 kilometres from the beautiful white hillside village of Canillas de Aceituno

• 20 minutes from the lovely typically Spanish town of Velez Malaga

• 25 minutes from the coast

• 60 minutes from Malaga airport

Read the reviews to see how much people have loved our villa, even before the recent renovations! (Please note that these are all genuine reviews from our guest book, which I copied and submitted, hence unable to add a star rating.)

Inside

With open-plan living, sitting and kitchen areas, high vaulted ceilings, pine doors and window shutters this villa has a fabulous spacious feel and wonderfully combines the modern with the traditional.

Sitting and dining areas:

• sitting area with log fire, seating for 6, coffee and side tables and bookcase with Hi-fi (with ipod jack socket - take your own lead) games, CD’s books, information and walking files. Wifi is available free in the village

• dining area with a large dining table and seating for 6

Kitchen:

• newly fitted with modern units, double Belfast sink, ceramic hob, combination microwave/convection oven, fridge-freezer, electric kettle, toaster, food processor, a good collection of cooking utensils, tableware and even a selection of herbs and spices.

Bedrooms:

• 3 spacious double bedrooms, 1 with king bed and the others, each with 2 single beds

• large built-in pine wardrobes

• fans, hairdryer, chests of drawers, side tables, chairs and also some toys and items left for your considerate use

Bathrooms:

• bathroom 1: newly fitted in modern, rustic style with bath, shower, loo, wash-basin and fitted wooden shelving

• bathroom 2: en-suite to main bedroom – fitted with loo, basin unit and shower; tiles chosen to mimic the red glow of evening sunlight on the mountain which is viewed from the window.

2 gas heaters are available, but please note that these should never be used in a closed room.

Outside

• Private pool 8x5m with pool terrace, built-in BBQ and Arab bench

• extensive garden and grounds which include olives, pomegranates, almonds, apricots, figs and herbs, in addition to specimen and natural trees and shrubs, cultivated and wild flowers

• back patio

• Moorish style outdoor, shaded, chill-out / dining area

• tables and chairs, garden bench, parasol, sun-loungers

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Sheila Puri
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish, you will need some English to understand my notes
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2016
Call Owner

About Sheila Puri

Hi I'm Sheila and with my husband, owner of Bajo La Maroma in Canillas de Aceituno and La Rijana in Almunecar. We have 3 children, the eldest two work in finance in London and the youngest in a startup company in Madrid.

Sheila Puri purchased this villa in 1997

Why Sheila Puri chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We bought our villa in Canillas de Aceituno about 20 years ago. We had lived in Peru and spoke an amount of Spanish, and were looking for a holiday home in the sun, not too far away from UK and in a Spanish speaking area, where we could take our 3 young children. The southern coast of Spain was the obvious answer. We didn't want to be involved in the British invasion along the coast west of Malaga and came across the wonderful white hillside village of Canillas de Aceituno. The villa just outside Canillas was perfect - in a beautiful setting, with its own pool and far enough away from neighbours not to have to worry about the noise the children made as they played in the pool all day long! The traditional whitewashed village of Canillas, just 2 minutes away, was full of charm and character and the people there very friendly.

Not only that, but the coast was just half an hour away, so we could still go down to the sea, water park, horse riding, go-carting etc and had lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants available should we need them.

What makes this villa unique

Time flies and so have the 'children' but we still adore going out to the villa. Despite living in a village in UK, there is no silence there that compares with the peace in the Andalucian hills around Canillas and the blackness of the sky for star-gazing. You really feel that you are getting away from it all, and without the distraction of TV, you seem to return to the simple life and can actually unwind; read all those books you've been meaning to; exercise your artistic, literary or photographic skills; relax with some bird-watching (don't forget the binoculars). If you should want it though, the village is just 2 minutes away, the local town 20 minutes and Malaga less than an hour. The high vaulted and beamed ceilings give the place real character and now with the modernisation and open plan style, the traditional and modern are perfectly combined.

I love to see the sun rise over the mountain (La Maroma - the highest in the Axarquia) and at the end of the day, take my G+T and watch as the rocky face of El Penon turns through a range of golden hues, ending rose-red in the evening sun. (I've tried to mirror this gorgeous colour in the tiles of the en-suite bathroom which looks out to the mountains.) After that, we BBQ, then maybe watch for shooting stars and take a midnight swim. It is all so beautiful, that I hate having to leave, and just long for the next trip back!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your villa - the setting is beautiful and it was so relaxing to get away from it all. We thought we'd do lots of sight-seeing but in the end we didn't do much - we were happy to stay by the pool and wander around locally. We enjoyed the food at the Bodegon in the village, but best was having a BBQ by the pool most nights and watching the stars!

Thanks so much. We hope to be back.
Jun 2012
  • 1 of 20

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Amazing mountain views: Private rural villa in Andalucia with own pool. Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 32 reviews
5

Stunning views, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Most relaxing holiday ever! I went with a group of girl friends and spent the weekend sunbathing, enjoying drinks on the terrace and admiring the views. We didn't explore the area too much as we were happy to stay in the villa but there are many natural walks and the village is close by :) I would really recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Very special villa with amazing mountain view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, I went with some friends for a whole weekend, the view is amazing, the weather is magnificent, and there's a lot of terrain to go hiking. It was super relaxing in a spiritual way.

There are also Easter eggs hidden all over the house, like interesting sculptures and decor!!! Would love to come back very soon.

Thanks to the Landlords they are so lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review and I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend away from it all. It was good to meet you and your friends and we look forward to receiving your next booking!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Bajo La Maroma, tranquil and peaceful mountain retreat. Stunning!

  • 4 of 5

The journey from Malaga was eye opening, to say the least, with motorway to main road and then be prepared for the hairy mountain road for the last few miles. Although the road condition was mostly very good, the last part from the village to the villa needs a bit more care to negotiate (single track and then dirt road down to the villa). It does get easier with familiarity though!

Sheila's villa was everything you could wish for in this very quiet mountainside location. Spacious, airy, rustic charm with enough room for all of us as well as managing to do some entertaining with a pool BBQ too. Canillas is a beautiful little mountain village, complete with traditional white wash buildings, amazing hanging baskets and genuinely friendly people with good amenities and shops and some great food. We would highly recommend the La Maroma restaurant where I even tried some local goat. Speaking of which, the only noises that really disturbed the peace and quiet (except for us in the pool obviously!)was the morning clang of the goat herd somewhere in the distance, the Cicada orchestra and the chicken that laid pointy eggs in the valley!

We had friends staying in a nearby villa (Heather's) who had visited previously, which helped with some great excursions but I think they would have been OK if we had attempted them ourselves. Torre del Mar promenade in the evening was fantastic and the beaches are kept immaculate. Finding the supermarkets in Velez Malaga was also easy to be able to stock up. We had a great couple of days out in Nerja at the truly stunning caves and then two of the town's beaches. Both our 15 and 9 year old daughters discovered the bug for snorkeling in the clear warm sea, the latter venturing to swim in the sea for the first time and loving it on the very safe, shallow beaches.

Myself and a friend went 'all adventurous' and completed the Bat Cave and Magic Grotto trek from the walks folder in the villa. It took us 3 hours on one of our hottest afternoons (approx 38 degrees) and we were very glad to find the mountain stream and pool on the valley floor. We survived by scrumping grapes, almonds and figs (not that many honestly) from the hillsides and appreciated the pool on our return. Our two daughters also fell in love, but only with Heather's pets and I was surprised not to Benji in the suitcase when we got home.

Altogether a very enjoyable 10 days, many thanks Sheila.

The Skittrells, 22nd August 2016

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Stunning house in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband and we had the most amazing time. The house is full of character and the master bedroom with ensuite was fantastic. The outside area is very spacious with panoramic views of the mountains. There is plenty of outside eating areas and our favourite was in the 'Arabic themed' corner. It was so peaceful and very relaxing. The house has its own private pool which we used all the time. We took some country strolls and the village is close by. We drove to the beach and water park which I would also recommend. We will definitely be visiting here again. Thank you Sheila for all your help and information you provided.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review; I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and you certainly seem to have taken advantage of the local activities, all within 30 minutes walk or drive. Please come again and next time you'll qualify for returners' discount!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

The Edmondson family visit to Canillas de Aceituno August 2016

  • 4 of 5

What can I say yet another relaxing week at the side of the mountain, the family thoroughly enjoy the swimming pool and evening meals in the quaint village. The villa is a perfect resting place for any family and I would fully recommend; fully equipped with everything that you need. It's a no brainer - hope to be back soon...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great - we look forward to welcoming you back again. In the meantime, very best wishes. Sheila
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Bajo la maroma - Stunnning

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't of picked a better villa for our stay, the villa was perfect and had everything we could have asked for, clean and well presented. The location was amazing so peaceful and beautiful. Far enough away from the busy resorts but just a short journey away from beautiful villages and beaches. Sheila, Heather and Mike were great and gave us all the help and advice we needed. The kids loved the pool and water sports in the lake at Vinuela (30min), A great base to visit the caves at Nerja (45min), Alhambra Palace (1hr 40m) and Ronda (2hr) all well worth the drive from this fantastic villa! 5 guests age 6-82!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks A + J, I'm thrilled that all the age ranges enjoyed the villa, its surroundings and the proximity of some some great places to visit. You must let me know about the watersports on the nearby Lake Vinuela!? Hope to see you again and we'll welcome you with a returners' 10% discount. Best regards, Sheila
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canillas de Aceituno
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

Things to do in the area:

Relax, wander along the local paths and tracks, swim, watch for birds,chameleons, flowers, stars, climb Mount Maroma (the highest in the Axarquia area of Andalucia), explore the local bat caves, ancient Arabic water sources and the historic village of Canillas de Aceituno, with its Roman and Moorish remains, from where you can look over the mountains to the Mediterranean, and on certain days, to Morocco.

You can shop and eat in the village or drive to Velez Malaga or Torre del Mar.

If you want a beach, then take your pick according to your needs: swimming, fishing, body-boarding, snorkeling, diving, pedalo, jet ski, nudism….. the coast is there for you to explore. Torre del Mar, the local coastal resort has fabulous facilities and a promenade that runs for several kilometres. It's also well worth checking out the beaches of the Costa Tropical to the east of Nerja (where there are huge, amazing caves). A water park is just 20 minutes away in Velez Malaga.

If you are lucky enough to be in Spain in July – August, you may catch traditional village Flamenco Fiestas.

Malaga is just an hour away and offers history, (castles, cathedral, ancient ruins, museums, old city centre etc ); culture, (galleries and museums, including the Picasso museum/gallery), botanical garden, beaches, restaurants, shops and large popular festivals at Easter and during the summer. You can also take the opportunity to visit Ronda, an ancient city famous for it's massive gorge (spanned by a bridge built in the 1700's) and its bullring. The World Heritage Sites of Granada, Seville and Cordoba can all be visited from Canillas, though better to take an overnight stay for the latter two.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
29 Oct 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£337
for 7 nights
£337 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
March
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£419
for 7 nights
£419 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£256
for 5 nights
From
£51 **
£440 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£384
for 5 nights
From
£77 **
£496 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£384
for 5 nights
From
£77 **
£496 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£701
for 7 nights
£701 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£409
for 5 nights
From
£82 **
£542 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£394
for 7 nights
£394 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW
28 Oct 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£342
for 7 nights
£342 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
£496 **
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Dog fee per night £ 5 per person per night
Tax Rate 2.5%

The rates include house linen, cleaning, welcome pack, water and electricity, but not fuel during low rate periods.
Smoking outside only please.
Reductions for long let and for returnees.
Arrival 16.00hrs, departure 10.00hrs unless by arrangement.
Change-over generally Saturdays but negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Available arrival
Available
Unavailable

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basin on granite, fitted wooden shelves and storage boxes
    Bathroom 2, en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin in wall unit, fabulous shower enclosure, views!
  • fitted and with plenty of storage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, tables, chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, table, chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , large fitted pine wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair
  • Please state beds required when booking. All bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes, a chest of drawers, 1 or 2 chairs, etc. Each bedroom has a fan for hot weather.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a country villa - the idea is to relax in simple style: hence we have opted for no TV and internet (internet is free 2 minutes away in the village); instead there are books and games. There is no central heating / AC, but there are fans, gas heaters and hot water bottles should they be needed in winter. Please note that the last 200m of road is unsurfaced and may deteriorate in heavy rains. Low winter rates reflect winter conditions. Please note that smoking only outdoors and cigarette ends must not be discarded in the grounds. A travel cot is available for an extra charge but does not include bedding.

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar properties