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'La Bolina is a unique romantic holiday experience, infinity pool, huge views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2, private infinity swimming pool, BBQ, mountain hideaway, sea views

Description: Built designed & decorated by a sculptor & painter, 'la Bolina' is a unique, romantic holiday experience. It is a semidetached house that has been carefully designed by the same owner to maximise privacy to both properties.

Every detail of the house has been treated as art, from the polished concrete, wood & pebble inlaid floors to the hand furbished stainless steel & glass shower. Much of the furniture & all of the sculpture & painting is made by the artists. The house is situated in the foothills of the Almijara mountains that form part of the Sierra Nevada range. It looks across the olive groves & vineyards to Frigiliana a whitewashed mountain village & Nerja on the Mediterranean coast. Malaga airport is less than an hour away, & the city of Granada is only 100 km from Nerja. There is an unusually shaped black infinity pool that takes in the 360º breath-taking views. A stone barbecue overlooks the private swimming pool & the ever changing outdoor contemporary sculpture.

For those guests interested in sharing their holiday experience with friends or family, the neighbouring house is "el Morusco" property 6725879.

Situation: la Bolina' sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are windy & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.

Frigiliana: Frigiliana is a beautiful whitewashed mountain village 6 km. from the coastal town Nerja. The old town dates back to the Phoenicians, the narrow cobbled streets wind between white terraced Moorish houses. The village sits on the edge of a mountain reserve that boasts many wonderful walks. Both towns offer numerous restaurants, bars & other entertainments.

Winter: From October through April there is always a possibility of rain, but now the chance of it is so remote, that we have come to welcome it when it does. It is a perfect time of year for those who enjoy the mountains, walking or exploring the surrounding towns & cities. Granada’s Alhambra, Seville & Cordoba loose the unbearable heat of summer & you have the tourist areas basically to your selves. Christmas & New Year are normally sunny & all of the restaurants are open, although most work with reservation on the festive nights. The Spanish celebrate New Year on the street, it begins with spectacular firework displays in every city, town & village & festivity continues well into the next morning. Spring here begins in February with the almond blossom & yellow clover that line the roads. It’s a good time to visit the little villages around our area & in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. If you are into skiing, the Sierra Nevada is famous for its slopes & is less than 2 hours away.

More Details

Owner
Robert Harding
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Robert Harding

Maggie & I are artists (painter & sculptor) we have been living & working in Spain since 1978 having driven from South Africa where we both had spent time & wanted to leave behind the racial politics.

Why Robert Harding chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We bought the view & reformed the house for it.

What makes this cottage unique

'La Joya de la cuna' translates as 'The jewel of the cradle' & was how our neighbours referred to it.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Torrox in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is cosy, with well chosen contemporary fixtures. A slightly sunken tiled stainless steel & glass shower. Large mirror & washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom is open & light, with magnificent views of mountains & sea. Large comfortable king sized double bed & a small walk in cupbord with full length mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We do have a cot available for a baby if required. There is an inverter heater-air conditioner that we charge 30€ a week for to cover electricity costs. We supply the first gas bottle for heating in winter & the first batch of fire wood. The tenant will pay for the any extra gas or wood that we will be happy to collect for them.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveller reviews)

'La Bolina is a unique romantic holiday experience, infinity pool, huge views
average rating of 4.9404764 based on 84 reviews
5

Second visit, not our last!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed last summer and chose to return in spring so that we could enjoy some hill walking in the region without melting. La Bolina was as enchanting as we remembered. The gardens were full of spring meadow flowers and are the perfect place to relax and "do nothing". The pool is only for the fanatic at this time of year, but I did dip my toes in to check! Rob and Maggie are lovely hosts and the descriptions on the website accurate. This place is rustic, charming and out of the way - just perfect for us x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Relaxing, Idyllic, Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

La Bolina is hidden away in the hills overlooking Frigiliana. This stunning location is a joy to behold as the light changes through the day. An ideal get away from it all, the house and pool are just perfect and romantic. The two weeks we spent there were wonderful and we are sure to return. The Visitors’ Book is peppered with messages from regulars, who obviously feel the same about the place. Being set up on high ground there is an occasional breeze, even in the heat of July which was very welcome.

The house has everything you need, living up to what we had read when booking. The artwork and sculptures add personality to the house and garden, giving them a unique and quirky feel. There is another cottage attached to La Bolina, but being owned by Rob & Maggie they have designed the two to be private with the gardens fully separate and discretely screened – We hadn’t expected this but didn’t even know we had neighbours.

If you have any questions before your stay, Rob is very prompt replying and very helpful throughout, should you need anything.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Joe & Jeremy, UK

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Bolina was wonderful... starting with a very warm welcome from our hosts Rob & Maggie.

A perfect hideaway with everything you need to escape from it all, but not too far from essentials (markets etc.). The house is elegant and unique, and feels very special with the personal art/sculpture works. The pool is fantastic...!

We made the most of being able to spend long days relaxing in isolation, with visits to the local hill towns and countryside, with Ronda a worthwhile day out.

Our thanks to Rob & Maggie, and we hope to be back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Living in a sculpture with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

The striking images on HomeAway's website drew us towards this property. The worry was that reality just couldn't live up to them. But it did. Every inch of the house and surroundings are beautifully sculpted and decorated by the owner's themselves, and yet they've managed to make it feel wild and natural. This is a designers or boutique property. The view, with the striking silhouette of the Sierra de Tejadas on one side, the village of Frigiliana nesting beneath them, and then the ocean beyond Nerja is simply breathtaking. This property offers a unique experience, it delivers everything promised in the description (and more), it is clean, and well maintained. We are urging all our friends to go, not the least because we can promise a friendly and accommodating reception by the owners (e.g. since we arrived after midnight, they offered to stock the fridge up with groceries so we wouldn't go hungry in the morning).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is the most fantastic house I ever rented anywhere. Wonderful house, wonderful surroundings and very friendly host. We will be back

Best regards Eva, Mikke and Sofie (whe where there som years ago)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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5

this place is a poem...

  • 5 of 5

This place is a poem..

a tribute to the sun,

the earth,

the moon & stars,

the water.

In every part of it

we could feel

the caring and poetic hands

of the artists who built it.

La Bolina is a place to BE

And we loved every moment here.

Anna@Hans, Belgium

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
málaga
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Renfe Málaga
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Torrox Competa
Nearest Beach
14 Kilometres
nerja
Car: necessary

'la Bolina' sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are winding & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Torrox, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
From
£84
£547
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£303
for 3 nights
From
£101
£640
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£253
for 3 nights
From
£84
£547
 
 
Christmas - New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£337
for 5 nights
From
£67
£455
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£379
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£227
for 3 nights
From
£76
£413
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

At lease two days before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Portable wifi hotspot

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