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Alan Bell

Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, French

Villa with panoramic sea views,air-conditioning,private pool,wi-fi

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Axarquia (Costa del Sol) - Casa Sydney

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6.

The villa Casa Sydney, is ideal for anyone hoping for peace and tranquillity but has beaches, bars and restaurants only 15 minutes away. The beautiful 18 hole golf course of Añoreta is only 10 minutes away. The property is situated near the white village of Macharaviaya at about 1500 ft above sea level, giving panoramic views over the Mediterranean, with rear and side mountain views. Only 35 minutes from Malaga airport, with good direct road access to the villa.

There are two excellent Golf courses near to the villa. Añoreta golf course is only 6 kilometres from the house close to where the Macharaviaya road meets the main Malaga-Nerja motorway. The second course, Baviera, is near Torre del Mar, about 20 minutes drive from Casa Sydney.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks English, French


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with panoramic sea views,air-conditioning,private pool,wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing holiday at Casa Sydney and that's all down to the attention to detail from Alan and Ilin. We received a very warm welcome from them both, were shown around the property and were provided with all of the information that we needed for the surrounding areas. Plus the added bonus of a chilled bottle of bubbly in the fridge!

The property itself is fantastically appointed with everything that you could possible need and is located in the most secluded, peaceful and relaxing spot with fabulous views down the mountain and out to sea. With very little passing traffic the only sound we could hear came from the cicadas, swallows, goat herders and excited giggles from our two young daughters as they shared endless hours of fun in the beautifully clean pool.

The local villages and beaches were only a short 15 minute drive away and were home to some lovely restaurants and exceptionally spotless stretches of golden sand. My children (and I) had hours of fun building sandcastles, collecting stones, shells and splashing in the warm, gentle Mediterranean.

For those looking for a more fast-paced way of life with many lively bars and restaurants, Malaga is just a short 25-30 minute drive away. Anyone with children can enjoy the more tourist orientated beaches here, plus there's the interesting Crocodile Park and Aqualand water park just next door (although there is a smaller water park in nearby Torre Del Mar).

Overall our 10 night stay just wasn't long enough! The days flew by with each relaxing day being better than the previous one. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about our experience only that I wished it could have lasted much, much longer!

Thank you Alan and Ilin - you have a wonderful holiday home which you should be very proud of. With any luck, we will be back again in the not so distant future :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location Location Location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is probably the best choice when visiting Andalusia. The house is perfectly located on top of a hill ( Altitude of 448 meters). It is quiet and clean. Alan and Ilin, the owners of the house are very friendly,helpful and trustworthy.

Malaga is only 25 minutes away and it is a short drive to the coast. Shops and restaurants are within a short drive.

We would recommend this property in every aspect.

Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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The best

  • 5 of 5

Casa sydny

the best house we rented

A wonderful house in a wonderful location .

The views and scenery are magnetic pocket, silence and stillness is probably difficult to find in another place .

The house standard is so good you can imagine .

The pool is so good, the afternoons we spent at the poolside .

Difficult to write anything other than good about this house .

Allan and Ilin is so good landlords , just ask , they will answer .

We were 4 adults + 55 who play golf . We played on Anoreta golf which we thought was a good path , it took about 10 minutes from the house to the golf course .

Golf car , we can recommend , for it is part shipments between holes .

Car is a must to stay here.

As golfers , we will certainly return to this lovely house .

Hope everyone understands what I have written.

Christer and Inga-Lill

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Photos do not do this villa justice!

  • 5 of 5

The "bean's" review for the 7th of August 2010 is to the letter to what we would have written. Just to add our two pence worth....the views are simply fantastic and the peace and quiet is brilliant. We have three children from 12 to 2 and they have all enjoyed staying here. The weather a tad hot at midday 42c but this is why they have a siesta and to be honest the cool mountain breeze we didnt notice it much. The only vistors we had walk by was the goat herdsman. Once again I cannot stress enough about the views and the villa being simply beyond words.

Pro's. This place has everything for the perfect quiet holiday. You could make some noise and no one would notice if you did. We have never said that we would visit the same place twice; but Louise (my wife) has said that we could come again. Alan and iLin are the perfect hosts quick to answer any questions before and during the holiday.

Con's. Asked the whole family and they came up blank they all liked this villa. My only advice is the cooker...This is how picky i am having to be to think of a fault. The cooker takes ages to warm up to temp.

Many thanks and recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment as we did nearly a year ahead to ensure we got this villa. We all had a lovely family holiday.

Simon, Louise, Connor, Brody and Lucas.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Chester, Cheshire, UK

Fantastic get away from it all villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Casa Sydney - and we don't usually visit the same place twice (so that tells you how good our first visit was!).

The villa was every bit as good the second time around - a testament to the care that is put in to maintaining the high standards set by the owners Alan and Ilin.

This villa is about 5km drive up a mountain road (which has been considerably improved since our last visit) - and so is a perfect haven of peace and tranquility. The nearest neighbours are about 300 metres away and the nearest village is in the valley below.

The villa has everything you could possibly need including a fantastic spanish barbeque. The pool is immaculate and is looked after twice a week by Alan to make sure that it stays tip-top.

Also improved this year has been the addition of broadband internet access, which certainly helps if, like us, you need to stay in touch with home while you are on holiday.

The facilities inside the villa are beautifully looked after - spotlessly clean throughout and very comfortable - definitely home away from home.

This villa suited our family (parents who are senior citizens, and us and our teenage kids) - there are two double rooms, one twin bedded room and two bathrooms (one en-suite).

The nearest beach is about a ten minute drive away, and the supermarket is about the same - so when visiting this villa a car is a MUST.

If you want to get away from it all then this is definitely the place to go! (and if you want to be in the middle of the action down at the coast, then it probably isn't for you).

We love this villa, and the owners definitely can't do enough for you - the perfect hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Repton, Derbyshire, UK

What a welcome to a fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

What can be said about Casa Sydney that other guests haven't said before, We found the welcome given by Alan & Ilyn to be the best by any other villa owners, we arrived at 9:00pm so did not see the area until we woke up the next morning and yes it's all and more what others say, Fantastic views, Great villa and away from everyone else but you can go down to the beach only 6kms away or go to the centre of Malaga only 20kms away.

The property was imaculate and had everything you would require,

Alan recomended a great place to eat in Torre del Mar called the Vila Malaga, well worth the journey and fun if you can't speak Spanish trying to make yourself understood, Just ask Alan for the recomendations and the phrases needed to ask for the way it's cooked.

we would and already have recomended this villa to our friends & neighbours as a great place to stay.

We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The villa is located about 6 kilometres inland from the main Malaga-Nerja motorway at 1500 ft above sea level, close to the white villages of Macharaviaya and Benaque. It's in a rural setting,the surrounding countryside is covered in almond trees, vines and mangoes. The villa is not overlooked and there are very few houses in the vicinity, ensuring total privacy. The villa is on a minor side road with virtually no traffic, making it very quiet and peaceful.

10 minutes drive down to 18 hole Añoreta golf course,18 hole par 72, designed by Jose Cañizares, and 15 minutes away from the beach. Eroski hypermarket is 20 minutes away and Carrefour hypermarket 15 minutes away.

Swimming pool not available low season,1-30 April.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Rincon de la Victoria, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
16 Jun 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
16 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 10% deposit secures booking. A further 10% security deposit(refundable) is also payable.

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 villa in Axarquia (Costa del Sol) in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 on the first floor, fully tiled. Bathroom 2 on the ground floor, fully tiled. Hair dryer Insect screens on windows.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 on the first floor with en-suite facilities.Queen size bed. Sliding doors opening on to a large open terrace. Air conditioned / heating. Bedroom 2 on the ground floor.Double bed. Air conditioned/ heating Bedroom 3 on the ground floor with 2 single beds. Air conditioned/ heating. Insect screens on windows.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
6 sun loungers,parasol(with table), outdoor dining table and 6 chairs provided.40 inch LCD television with all major British channels,many in high definition.Sky Sports and Movie channels. No pets allowed

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