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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 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
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
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

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'La Bolina is a unique romantic holiday experience, infinity pool, huge views
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 90 reviews
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5

we fell in love, got married, went on honeymoon and fell in love with La Bolina

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely ideal honeymoon location and accommodation - Rob and Maggie have put so much love and attention to detail into La Bolina that you feel it - our stay was an experience, not just because of the gorgeous location which literally took our breath away as soon as we stepped out of the car but every day and night we spent there, but because the home, not house, is filled with delights you notice as you relax

There's every item you need and more for getting away from it all without missing out on anything - the Internet works perfectly, the small kitchen is well equipped, the air con was essential in the high temperatures - any quirky 'issues' are dealt with immediately by Rob and Maggie, for example the DVD player had stopped working before we got there and they told us they would bring one up - before evening they were there with a brand new system

A typical day would be waking to the view from the bedroom of sunrise over the mountain, the sound of the cicadas chirping,sitting under the shaded pergola draped in vines, taking in the amazing views (pictures cannot do it justice) - we could see the mountains, valleys, village of Frigiliana and sea from a vantage point that felt like a cliff edge, the sloping garden giving panoramic scope while sculptures and rocks edge and yet blend your view - the internet and quality tv/dvd/sound system was lovely to use while it was very hot outside - evenings we could cook a meal and eat outside either in the kitchen or on the brick built bbq, sketch the view and sunbathe safely and privately while talking shade again under the pergola - late evening the pool would have been heated by the hot sun so we would often swim by moonlight - it couldn't be more romantic for two people away from busy lives to just enjoy each others company while feeling looked after in every way

Rob also helped us get to the villa - it's hard to find but even harder to leave

we will definitely return to this beloved spot one day - thank you for everything

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is when receiving a review like this that makes all of the effort of creating & maintaining la Bolina worth its while.
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5

Honeymoon spent in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, relaxing with enjoyable outings to Nerja and Frigiliana . Excellent food and welcoming atmosphere wherever we went. Villa is perfect to unwind and watch the sun as it moves over the mountain landscapes.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing hill top hide away with views to die for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week stay at the end of June 2017. Plenty of peaceful time eating, reading, swimming and unwinding in this lovely mountain escape.

The views are very special - mountains, sea and far off villages amid a bright blue sky.

The infinity pool is small but enough to swim lengths many times during the day to freshen up from the Spanish heat.

Rob and Maggie have build a very unique house with artwork both inside and around the garden - the latter included a sweet scented jasmine rambling over a seated area where we spent much of our time.

We are already thinking about a 2nd visit in 2018!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£575
 
 
Christmas - New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£354
for 5 nights
From
£71
£478
 
 
Jan Feb Mar
7 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
From
£71
£495
 
 
April May
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£619
 
 
Jun Jul Aug
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£319
for 3 nights
From
£106
£743
 
 
Sep Oct Nov
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£619
 
 
december 1
1 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
From
£71
£495
 
 
December 2
23 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£239
for 3 nights
From
£80
£557
 
 
Jan feb Mar 09
8 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
From
£71
£495
 
 
April may 09
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
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£88
£619
 
 
Jun Jul Aug 09
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£319
for 3 nights
From
£106
£743
 
 
Sep Oct Nov 09
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£265
for 3 nights
From
£88
£619
 
 
December 09
1 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£212
for 3 nights
From
£71
£495
 
 
December 2 09
23 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£239
for 3 nights
From
£80
£557
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£319
for 3 nights
From
£106
£672
 

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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