Holiday Home near Alhaurin, Costa del Sol - Spacious And Totally Secluded With Spectacular Mountain Views
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About Elsa Ducker
We love our finca and are really delighted it gives so much pleasure to others when we are not able to enjoy it ourselves. We chose it after many years of searching because it is the most calming, relaxing, and beautiful place we could find, because the views of the gentle valley and surrounding mountains is fantastic, and because we find the 100 olive trees and the 250 orange, tangerine, avocado trees an incredible boon. And whilst we are there we are totally secluded and away from other tourists, yet we are 20-25 minutes from an international airport and 5 minutes from a beautifully kept typical Spanish town.
Pool / Spa
11 Night Stay
We had a wonderful 11 night stay over the May half term. The weather was sunny and bright and around 24/25 degrees. The villa is set back on an unmapped road on the sat nav, however the instructions given to you are very clear to find it. The villa is set in a very pretty and wonderful setting. 360 degree view of mountains and green land. There were 2 adults, 3 children and 2 grandparents on our stay and the villa was very spacious and definitely not cramped. The bedrooms were all of a good size and there were plenty of bathrooms. Although there was no air con, we were never hot inside the villa. The pool was a lovely large size and was well kept as were the grounds. The only constructive criticism we had were the stones around the pool were not friendly for bare feet especially with children around, more towels provided would have been good, the bbq required cleaning before we used it and a larger washing line would be good. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend others to stay here and enjoy the lovely setting.
Luxurious, spacious and beautiful
This villa is lovely and spacious, plenty of room for our family of 6. Peaceful and quiet around the private pool, which is kept very clean. The views are amazing while watching the sunrise on the terrace. Would definitely recommend staying here we will be visiting again soon.
Thank you so much for your review. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your holiday at our Spanish home and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The villa is big enough to accomodate 8 adults comfortably - no bathroom queues, a big dinner table to fit us all, a pool where the more sporty people could even do laps and plenty of space to lie in the sun. Separate fridge for the drinks was also greatly appreciated.
The location is perfect - remote enough to be completely private, but close to towns and sights. Being the more adventurous kind of tourists we took several long day trips, including Malaga, Ronda, Gibraltar and Tangier, but always ended the day with a barbecue and pool party at our lovely villa.
We also enjoyed the fresh produce from the grounds. Although the oranges were out of season, we still had limes (and an occasional raw orange because we're not good at recognising fruits) for coctails, the sweetest tomatoes and fresh basil for salads and some heavenly figs.
Some have mentioned the lack of air conditioning, but for us it wasn't an issue at all. Although it was 37 degrees outside on some days it was still cool indoors, so we didn't even need the fans. Just have to remember to keep the blinds closed during the day.
The only downsides I can list is the constant barking of dogs with an occasional donkey joining in. Plus we had trouble locating the clothes rack to dry our laundry before the very last days of our stay. Neither of these things stopped us from having the most amazing time.
Thank you for a great holiday!
Thanks for your review. We are very happy that you loved staying in our Spanish home and had a great holiday. For future visitors information - Clothes line is attached to the side of the house furthest from the car park, near the herb planter and log store. We'll add this to the information file! Best Wishes Elsa
A fantastic property in a perfectly remote setting
8 of us enjoyed our time at the property for 10 days, and each day was brilliant.
Some of us enjoyed the villa and lounged in the various lounging areas, some of us spent all day in the pool and others went on walks to the surrounding countryisde and villages.
Everyone was blown away. You won't be disappointed.
We are glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed staying in our Finca. Thank you for your review.
excellent property with great facilities. Fantastic location and we'll maintained and kept.
We would not hesitate to stay here again. Whilst the property offers great facilities and privacy it remains within easy striking distance of nearby restaurants, supermarkets and bars and an easy comfortable drive to the coast,Malaga and easy access via a great motorway system to be able to reach Saville, Grenada and other major cities, sites and resorts.
The Fantastic Finca.
we were extremely impressed and satisfied with the property, its grounds, the surrounding area and the district.
We had total privacy, with fantastic facilities,completely catered for in all departments as in furnishings,comfortable bedding,luxurious gounds, and within very comfortable striking distance to the lovely town of Al Haurin el Grande, with all its traditional Spanish restaurants and local history.
We used the tourist board office for some advice on travel and the whereabouts of venues that we wished to attend and they could not of been any more helpful.
Thanks for your review. We're glad that you had a great holiday and enjoyed our finca, it's grounds and the surrounding area. September is a lovely time of year to visit the south of Spain.
The coast is about 20 minutes drive and there are beaches at Torremolinos where the sand is fine, the beaches clean and the seawater crystal clear. Parking is provided and there are numerous places to eat and drink on and alongside the beach, some are 'beach clubs' with waiter service and music.
For the more energetic there are plenty of beach sport amenities available.
Malaga Airport is about 25 minutes’ drive away and car hire is essential.
The ‘pueblo’ of La Alquería is about 3 minutes’ drive away and has two bars/restaurants and a shop. The towns of Alhaurín El Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre are 7 & 10 minutes’ drive away respectively. They have charming plazas, white washed houses and narrow winding streets, numerous bodegas, cafés, tapas & late-night bars, & traditional Spanish restaurants, as well as supermarkets, banks, doctors, etc. Enjoy their frequent fiestas & festivals (flamenco, jazz, Holy Week, etc.) & local cuisine.
Plaza Mayor Shopping centre is about 25 minutes’ drive away and has a wide selection of shops such as Zara, H&M, Levis’, etc., as well as bars and a multi-cinema complex and bowling alley.