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Mr Michael Willis

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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno - 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
Call Owner
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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)
Stunning Contemporary Style Andalusian Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

Lovely but a few issues which need addressing

  • 3 of 5

Lovely property although we had some issues which need mentioning.

The beds could do with upgrading. Mattresses were pretty uncomfortable.

There were only 5 sunbeds for 6 people and not the ones shown in the photograph.

A big attraction to this property was the pool lights at night but they didn't work.

Pool guy was great but we didn't see any cleaners for the full two weeks which we found surprising. The last 5 villas we stayed at had a laundry change and clean half way through.

The shower in the second bedroom only ran cold. No hot water for the whole 2 weeks. The others were fine.

The trees around the pool from next door should be trimmed as the slightest bit of wind filled the pool with leaves.

Great location though and Canillas is a beautiful friendly village.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Casa Estrella. The directions were good and the house easy to find. The road leading to the actual house is a bit rough in places but not a problem. The house is in a fantastic spot with the most beautiful views. The house is very spacious and clean, well supplied and everything worked. The wifi and satellite tv connections were excellent. The pool table was good fun too. The pool and bbq area was lovely. All on one level which was nice. Gorgeous gardens too. Each evening the local goatherd with his goats passed by. Like stepping back in time hearing the goat bells. The local town was very pretty with nice restaurants and friendly people. Although the house is in a quiet location it is within easy reach of supermarket, golf, beach and sailing. The Malaga outdoor water sports centre on Lake Vinuela was very good with very friendly staff. We also spent a great day in Malaga itself which is under an hours drive away. Beautiful city with lovely bars and restaurants. All in all a fantastic holiday in a lovely property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Canillas de Aceituno 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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