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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Almogía - La Casa de Piedra

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, open kitchen/dining room and long main room

La Casa de Piedra is an interestingly designed, well-equipped villa with with superb, panoramic views. It has a roof terrace, a fabulous, large pool and landscaped gardens, with lots of different areas to sit and enjoy a cool beer, a shady patio at the back including a fountain and olive trees below within its extensive grounds. It is located in the small community of El Curato, but is very private and enjoys uninterrupted views across the hills. It is furnished and equipped in a style fitting in with the 'Moroccan' feel of the villa. Air conditioning in much of the house also provides heating, together with a log-burning stove and a gas, wood-burning effect stove for colder evenings. The kitchen has everything you need including an American style fridge/freezer. The comfortable main room has TV and HiFi. Outside a large barbecue, a gazebo for welcome shade on a hot day, sun loungers, several tables and chairs for sunny breakfasts and evening meals on the balcony by the lit-up pool.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gill and Graham Read
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa rates with one of our highest experiences... a delightful place to be. Sad to leave the sunshine and this beautiful situation. Will spread the word of this beautiful house!
Nov 2011
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based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
average rating of 4.96 based on 33 reviews

The real Andalusia

  • 5 of 5

Simply wonderful. Setting and scenery breathtaking. Antequera and Almogia worth exploring for a real sense of Andalusian life. Malaga an easy 30 minutes spectacular drive away for an evening stroll around the harbour and a tapear.

All as described in the listing and better. Go... you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a fortnight in July villa is in a beautiful location away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday areas of the coast,villa is kept to a high standard and Kelly & her husband who maintain the property are very helpful & knowledgeable of the area,we had a small issue with the toaster and a room fan which both gave a blue flash and stopped working both of which were replaced but the toaster broke again so think the plug socket had a issue but wasn't to much of a problem as the grill was fine for making toast,we did experience the electric cutting out for a few seconds most days so that maybe an issue for the electrical items.Other than that everything was faultless with a great fridge freezer to store drinks and food also welcome pack was good with wine beer bacon eggs etc.The pool area is fantastic with beautiful veiws over the valley.One other small point I would say is the separate bedroom downstairs could do with aircon and a small fridge to hold a couple of drinks as it gets very warm and there is only a room fan which in July only moves hot air around.The upstairs(main part of villa) has loads of space with plenty of aircon units which are very useful in the heat of summer.There are lovely restaurants about 15mins away in either direction and the region is stunning to explore.Would like to thank the owners for the rental of there beautiful property would defo return again if in the area if you book this villa you won't be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are getting an electrician to look at the points to check for any problems (which have not occurred before.) We will make sure everything is safe for future guests.
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Beautiful villa in stunning rural location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was very well presented and just as described. It was spotlessly clean and tidy and well maintained. The owners provided loads of thoughtful local info (including detailed instructions on how to get there). They were very easy to deal with and responsive to my questions and very quick to return the deposit. We were very comfortable there and loved our stay. If you like walking/cycling, amazing views and / or taking in local history, it is the perfect location.

I am more than happy to highly recommend and plan to visit again myself.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, fabulous people to work with

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa in October and we still got a few days to jump in the pool and spend some time outside. The view is absolutely gorgeous, mountains all around with some olive groves on the distant hills. The house itself is very nice and clean with lots of things around to make you comfy. And the owners and property manager could not have been more helpful. They were super nice to work with.

A few things I would keep in mind when considering this property are that youre a good distance away from a large town, it is quite secluded.

If you plan on making use of the 3rd bedroom it is outside the house, almost likes its own little apartment.

The keys to the doors are a little temperamental.

The shower in the main part of the house is pretty small.

Otherwise, its great! Usually when we went to do something we would take a right out of the drive and head towards Almogia, only the last day we were there did we decide to go left and head that way. It was totally worth it. The views were gorgeous and the drive was a little more straight :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home and exceptional responsiveness

  • 5 of 5

Went for one week to this lovely villa with my husband and two adult sons. Plenty of room for all of us. As mentioned one room/bedroom is below the house and accessed from the outside. A lot of privacy.


1) Welcome package is like no other. Bottles of red and white wine, six pack of beer, bread (white/wheat loaves), butter, eggs, orange juice. The home is a bit remote, but the welcome package allows you the time to shop at your convenience.

2) The beauty of the area and home. Simply stunning. You feel as though you are on top of the world. You are in the mountains and on a clear day you can see the ocean.

3) The National Park, Parque Natural Del El Torcal, less than a 30 minute drive. BEAUTIFUL! Plan to spend at least a half day at this treasure. Now, I am from Utah (USA), I know beautiful parks. Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Yellowstone. This park compares to all and has a very unique beauty. What a blessing it was.

4) Things are doable in a day from this location:

a) Malaga-favorite thing, Picasso Museum. So well done. Even my sons LOVED it. It does not take a lot of time, maybe 1 hour tops. The audio is free and it is exceptional. The large Roman fort is also something to see. The tapas in Malaga are exceptional. Beautiful city.

b) Nerja, full day trip. Beaches, beautiful. The cave where potentially art 42,000 years old was found, exceptional. (You don't get to see the art, but the cave is amazing) Eat at Oliva, AMAZING!

c) Granada, Alhambra, full day trip, but very doable in a day.

If you are simply into chilling our and relaxing then this is also a great spot. Local restaurants are fantastic and less than a 10 minute drive. There are two in the town you hit when your turn left. We were treated exceptionally well at both.

If you speak no Spanish you will still be fine everywhere. Speaking a little helps, but it isn't necessary. You need to be a little on the adventurous side to stay here the first time to Spain, but it worked out really well for us. We loved it.

The owners could not be more responsive and the woman that takes care of the house, Kelly, could not be more responsive and lovely.

Area is remote, for drivers not used to driving on small curvy roads it take a bit of time to get down the mountain each time. The directions that will be provided to you by the owners are very good. It is a WONDERFUL home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This villa has the most stunning scenery which creates a wonderful peaceful atmosphere. The highlight for us was the wonderful pool and space around it...in fact, we had to tear ourselves away to visit the outside world. It's secluded, without being cut off, the foliage allows a gentle breeze whilst not letting it become blustery. Inside: The kitchen has EVERYTHING you could need which was especially important to us as we cook for ourselves. It has a lovely homely feel. The owners are especially helpful & were flexible and most helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The couple who look after the place were also helpful whilst not being intrusive. This place is truly worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
'Paco's', Pastelero and 'Antonios' in Pastelero
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Near Malaga and in Antequera
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 64, A 357
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
'Paco's', Pastelero and 'Antonios' in Pastelero
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
29 Kilometres
Car: necessary

If you want a restful, ‘get away from it all’ place, where you can enjoy scenic roads, visit interesting places and get down to the beaches of Costa del Sol, this is it! The villa has superb, panoramic views over hills to the sea. Nearby Almogia is a whitewashed hill-side village, with steep, narrow streets, small corner shops, restaurants and typical Spanish bars. There is a much greater range of shops, restaurants and bars in the town of Villanueva. Malaga and Antequera are more up-market and offer entertainment including flamenco dancing, also history and places of interest (eg Picasso museum, Botanical gardens and Antequera's caves, bull ring and a fascinating castle and Alcazar). Magnificent traditional Ferias in the larger cities and local fiestas in smaller villages happen at different times of the year with dancing, parades of horses and general partying! Family days out include water parks, zoos, the El Chorro gorge with its three turquoise lakes, the El Torcal Nature Reserve with amazing limestone formations and walks, the Lobo (Wolf) Park and Fuente do Piedra lagoon, famous for its flamingos, all within 30-60 minutes drive. You can also venture further to places such as Granada (with the stunning Alhambra), Ronda (with its famous gorge and massive bull ring - the largest in Spain), Cordoba (with its beautiful Mezquita) and Seville (with its cathedral and Alcazar) Along the coast there is Torremelinos and Marbella to the west and Nerja to the east, all with beautiful beaches (and nightlife too.)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almogía, Malaga area (Costa del Sol)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Autumn
23 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/ New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter early Spring
2 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Spring
2 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
28 May 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We are very flexible on arrival days and lengths of stay, subject to minimum nights shown above.
Weekly rates above as stated. Prices less than one week dependent on time of year. Ask for a quote.
There is a refundable breakage deposit of £150 or €200 to be paid at the same time as the balance
Electricity is charged at 0.19 per Kwh.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almogía in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite to studio room
  • Bathroom 1 has a feature shower with a seat and 'sauna' shower with water jets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Adult size bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Studio room with separae entrance
  • There is high quality, matching wood furniture in each bedroom, all in Spanish style, with bedside cabinets, a large chest of drawers and good wardrobe space. There will be a change of linen during all stays of 10 days or over, or at an extra charge if needed earlier.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
The kitchen is very well equipped, with an American style fridge freezer and lots of cupboard space. Kitchen, dining area and long living room have a spacious, open plan, L-shaped form, tiled throughout. It is light and airy, cool in hot weather. There's lots of space around the pool, on the tiled roof terrace, and a long patio at the back of the house; it is all very private. Sun-loungers, smaller tables and chairs are available in a variety of places, taking advantage of sun and shade and different views. A larger table for 6, shaded by a permanent gazebo, overlooks the balcony view down to the sea. The grounds are extensive, with olive trees below and an interesting, sloping rocky garden above the pool area, with cacti, other succulents, bushes and interesting, winding paths. Cot and high chair for hire from our local reps, who can also provide baby-sitting, a 'taxi' service and additional cleaning at reasonable rates.

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