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Mr Michael Willis

Member since: 2008
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Stunning Contemporary Style Andalusian Villa with Private Pool

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Axarquia (Costa del Sol) - Casa Estrella

Wonderful Casa to stay and 'chill out' and explore Southern Spain.

Light and Sunny this beautifully individually designed villa in the hills is handy for the coast too. This contemporary villa is set in a spectacular location overlooking a wide vista of mountain scenery and Lake Vinuela in the valley below. Just 25 minutes drive up into the hills from the Costa Tropical resort of Torre del Mar and only 30 minutes walk ( 5 min drive) from the classic Andaluz white village of Canillas de Aceituno

This Luxury villa has full Air Conditioning ,Wi-Fi, and Sat TV at no extra charge.

On arrival guests are offered a Free Complimentary Welcome Pack consisting of.... a bottle of wine,bread,butter,milk,bottle of water and orange juice.....all the essentials.

Casa Estrella (named after the amazing star lit night skies) has 2 double bedrooms both with en suite, two twin rooms and a 3rd family shower room. Games room with championship pool table and darts (good for kids and husbands). The sitting room has an open fire,Sat- television with DVD, Wi-Fi and ample comfortable seating. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with large American fridge freezer with automatic ice maker and filtered cold water dispenser, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher.

A separate wash room houses the washing machine and stores the 8 sun loungers and inflatables for fun or relaxation in the pool. The pool is set within a Goudi inspired terrace, curved white-washed flower and herb beds, orange and lemon trees for those gin and tonics! The terrace provides ample shade including a large outdoor permanent eating area with gas barbecue set in a marble surround. Australian sail blinds cover a further seating area that looks out over Lake Vinuela.

There is full inter-net and tv facility .

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mr Michael Willis (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the best family holiday ever at Casa Estrella. The casa was lovely and was a great base to explore real Spain. Everyone was helpful, the country side was stunning and the village fabulously Spanish. Wonderful barbecue area and terrace to chill out. We will definitely be returning..........
Oct 2010
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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Contemporary Style Andalusian Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I had a sensational visit to Spain. It was my first trip to Spain and from what I had heard from other people who have been to Spain I expected a lot! My expectations were not only met but exceeded! Gorgeous views of the valley and mountains, beautiful weather and incredible company. The house was clean and comfortable and is situated within a short walk or drive to a quaint little Spanish village. I had an amazing experience and will hopefully be going again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique & Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and spacious house nestled in a quaint village. My family enjoyed relaxing by the pool in this gorgeous location. The only word of caution I would give is to not try to find this location at night, you will get lost. It is off of a winding dirt road. We loved being away from all of the hustle and bustle of the city and to really enjoy the Spanish life!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tanya for your 5 star review..... We are in the process of formatting a new easy to follow directions to Casa Estrella now the road has been re-surfaced ,with many more land marks. I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time at this special place and thank you for you constructive remarks. Kind regards Michael.
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Starry starry night

  • 5 of 5

We took the late flight out to Malaga which meant we arrived at Casa Estrella at 2 am and successfully manoeuvred the country lane in the dead of night. It wasn't until the next morning that we were able to take in the amazing scenery of vast wide vistas with Mount Maroma rising behind.

Casa Estrella is spacious, clean and very well equipped with comfy sofas, modern bathrooms, UK TV channels (Rachel needed to sort out the new code for us as there was no signal), comfortable bedrooms (with firm beds) and everything you'd need in the kitchen. The pool table helped to keep us entertained as we had 5 days of bad weather out of 9 and the pool was too cold to swim in for us although it looked very inviting and was very clean. The gardens are delightful. We had previously stayed near Comares and enjoyed watching the twinkling lights at night of Canillas de Aceituno - this time we could look back at Comares with its twinkling lights at night and shining in the sunlight during the day. Even though we had thunderstorms and torrential rain, it was interesting to watch the clouds tumbling down the mountains and to look down on the clouds in the valleys. As other guests have commented, on a clear night the starry sky is beautiful.

Casa Estrella is in a very Spanish location on top of a ridge alongside a few other properties which seem to be mainly Spanish owned. It was interesting to watch the local man at the top of the road who came up every day to tend his mules and dogs and land. The road ,once you're off the main road, is narrow and winding but tarmaced and manageable with care. The last steep bit round a bend as you climb is a dirt track but my husband found it ok in our Fiat Doblo as long as you're in low gear.

Michael was very helpful through the booking process and Rachel on hand locally if there are any problems. We can definitely recommend this villa.

Jenny, Wiltshire

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived and took in the georgeous "Gaudi" garden and lovely views we started to relax. Casa Estrella is also well placed to visit mountains, national reserves, the beach, Granada or Seville. On our first night we treated ourselves to a lovely meal at La Sociadade in the village, we could not have been more pleased as the unspoiltness of the restaurants Canillas de Acuituno.

We loved spending evenings at Estrella, sitting outside on the terrace taking in the fabulous sunsets, feeling very relaxed after swimming and floating about on the lovely pool, while the men of our party barbecued and we produced platters of locally produced fresh salads, fruit and vegetables and supping the divine Rioja!

The Casa was well equipped and very comfortable, I loved the contemporary Spanish design and lightness. I also appreciated that the kitchen was not tucked away and not only could you chat to anyone inside you also had a view to the pool, terrace and stunning mountains beyond. The teenagers in our party enjoyed Internet access and the pool table as well as hours swimming.

The house keeper, Rachel, was more than helpful as was the owner.

We loved the local goats and the tinkering of their bells on the mountainside as the bar opened and we gathered for our evening on the terrace.

We will definitely be back ...........

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding villa in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

The 9k drive up the ever winding mountain was well worth it! The villa is situated in an idillic location with stunning views. The exterior has a wonderful pool, driveway for 2 cars and is incredibly neat and tidy. The interior is very clean and modern with a Spanish feel, spacious and homely. The owner Michael was incredibly helpful when booking and his assistant in Spain equally as helpful. The sun rests on the property all day with the opportunity to watch it set behind a nearby mountain by the pool. The nearby village is easy to get to and is very handy for small items such as bread and snacks. The local restaurants are good particularly La Sociadad which has a wonderful small seating area to the rear situated in the cobbled streets serving traditional Spanish food.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone, couples, families etc would love it here. We can't wait to book for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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A perfect luxury home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with two families in this luxury villa with stunning views, lovely pool, perfect terraces. The house has a good airy and comfortabel feel to it with a well equipped kitchen and nicely airconditioned bedrooms and living room. We had two teenagers with us who are sometimes hard to please but the enjoyed this holidayhouse even more than the week before along the coast, Having Wifi and a good size pool helped. The terrace with barbecue and stylish outside furniture are perfect.

The mountains and goats passing the house made us feel we were part of nature and the drive up to the house is very worthwile. This part of Andalucia is absolutely lovely especially in a house such as this Casa. We are thinking about renting it again, something we are not used to doing because we like to be suprised but because of the comfort and holidayfeel we are considering it.

We found the typical Andalucian white villages very worth visiting and

were suprised that it was al in very easy reach, the beach is about 25 to 30 minutes drive and because the way down or up the hills are part of a national parc we very much enjoyed the drive.

We played biljartpool, watched a Dvd and made use of the books available about Spain and Andalucië.

Greetings Sandra Verleg and family

Dieren, the Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your in depth review........thats why we feel it is a very special place to enjoy a relaxing holiday, either as a couple ,family or families as in your case ! Hopefully see you soon , Thank you so much Michael.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Canillas is a very friendly and hospitable village with about 3 restaurants and more bars, several greengrocers and general stores and 2 butchers, a chemist and 3 banks. A fishmonger announces his arrival with opera music blaring through a tanoy! A 20 minute drive takes you to several large supermarkets/ shopping centre with a cinema and an Aqua park. Riding, fishing and sailing on Lake Venuela. Golf is nearby as is scuba diving.

Torre del Mar is 20 minutes away with beach restaurants good shopping and bars but there are also several small quiet beaches along the coast. Nerja and its famous caves are worth definitely worth a visit. (25 minutes). Malaga (Picasso birthplace) less than an hour for shops or culture. Also the beautiful Alhambra Palace in Granada (1.5 hours through lovely scenery) or Sevilla (a couple of hours). Hiking and mountain biking in the Sierra Tejada National park which is behind the villa. Eagles and goats can be viewed from the terrace.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Sizzling Summer
9 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Sun
27 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

There is an excess charge of £150 if there are more than 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Axarquia (Costa del Sol) in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bath and shower rooms are modern, contemporary, clean and luxurious.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both double bedrooms have luxury en suite bath or shower rooms with patio doors leading to the terrace and pool. All have air conditioning/heating. White walls/bright fabric make it very attractive. Travel cot and high chair available.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
Upstairs is a mezzanine floor(it looks onto the living room below) which has been neatly and cleverly divided into a twin room for extra sleeping on one side and an attractive games room on the other. The latter houses a championship standard pool table, a darts board and some casual seating. Apart from the quality of the pool table, you will also appreciate the space it has been given, so you can shoot your best pool without being cramped up in a corner.

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