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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Gill and Graham Read
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almogía in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful, private villa with superb, panoramic views and fabulous, long pool
average rating of 4.964286 based on 36 reviews
5

Third visit to Casa de Piedra.

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Piedra is an extremely well kept property that is equipped with everything you will need for your holiday. What you will not appreciate from the photos is just what a beautiful tranquil location it is, set amongst the hills above Malaga. If you stay you must go to El Torcal the national park which is about 20 mins drive away. We would also recommend Lobo (wolf) Park which is a 45 min drive inland towards Antequera. Also a visit to Malaga is well worth while. Try Tapas at the Market and fresh BBQ fish at one of the beach bars. For more local food go to Rincons in Villanueva. Tapas is fantastic there (and so cheap). All in all another amazing visit to this villa. Looking forwards to our next trip already.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A paradise escape

  • 5 of 5

If you wish to escape the busy and stressful life, this is the right place!!! It is a paradise with much privacy, amazing view, nice pool, all that you need villa. A car is much needed. The road from the airport till here was an adventure. We loved every moment that we spent here in this piece of paradise!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the villa. Simply it is the villa we have been able to find from Malaga area. We love the the the quiet and very private location and yet still it is not so far from anywhere. You will need a car but with very reasonable rental prices it is not a problem. There are some other villas around too but you cannot see anybody.

Villa is clean and has everything you need like wifi, air, etc?

Pool area is nice with stunning view. You never get tired of watching it. Also there is no traffic noise, so all you hear are birds. We highly recommend this villa. On top of everything you get best service from the owners and the couple that takes care of it. Five stars!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

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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5

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
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Location

Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
'Paco's', Pastelero and 'Antonios' in Pastelero
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Near Malaga and in Antequera
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Malaga
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
Malaga
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.)

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Autumn
2 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£382
for 5 nights
£535
 
 
Late Autumn
22 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
 
Early Winter
5 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£229
for 5 nights
£320
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
 
Winter/Early Spring
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£229
for 5 nights
£320
 
 
Mid Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£300
for 5 nights
£420
 
 
Late Spring
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£382
for 5 nights
£535
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£450
for 5 nights
£630
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
£740
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
£450
 

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.
THERE IS A 10% DISCOUNT ON 2ND & SUBSEQUENT WEEKS
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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