Studio Lorel is part of the main house in the hamlet of Las Cuevas. A long private concrete drive up to the Studio, which has a combined Lounge/kitchenette, with all the essentials you'll need for your holiday, a double bedroom with metal framed bed, with private entrance, the terraces are fenced off, so completely private, with your own parking area and gate into the poolside and your own entrance.
Studio Lorel is nestling in 3 acres of land, away from the main road, so very peaceful, its south facing terraces have the sun all day with two Gazebos for shade, see the views over the valley and up to Comares, (a pretty tourist village with stunning views of the coast and mountains), well worth a visit, especially with your camera. There are some beautiful walks and good local bars, you can take a drive and see some of Andalucia or just relax by the pool. Once here, you will love the warmth of the summer sunshine, the clean air and the beautiful landscapes, even sitting by the pool you will enjoy a variety of views or maybe pop along to one of the bars for a coffee and tapas, they serve very reasonably priced meals. Internet access available via WiFi should you require it, you can do as little or as much as you wish, just enjoy the peaceful surroundings during your stay here in Studio Lorel. There is a private shaded patio with dining table, there you can sit a look out to the views and the pool, whilst dining alfresco, the gas BBQ is wonderful for local fish, meat and vegetables, the amazing markets in Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Nerja and Torrox, sell great fruit and vegetables, clothes, bags, shoes and fresh olive, dates, spices etc. Why not visit some of the local fiestas, held in the many villages around the Axarquia region, there are plenty of them happening around the summer months, from June right up until September, there is San Juan (the longest day), which takes place in June, thousand of people gather on the many beaches to give thanks and make wishes for the coming year, floating candles out on to the sea from the shore, dipping your feet in the sea and making a wish, or even having a late night swim in the warm evening air, there are fireworks, live bands and plenty of bars to visit to have a meal or tapa, there are stalls to visit, all selling a variety of goods from clothes to food, it's a wonderful sight and many people camp on the beach overnight, having picnics and barbecues, making the most of the longest day. You can find out more about the different areas, different fiestas and the significant meaning to them, by looking them up on the internet, go on to: andalucia.com website.
Although we are situated in the campo, there are many things to see and do in the Axarquia region, most of them are just a 30 minute drive, Velez-Malaga is just 20 mins drive where there are an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants, Caleta is also 20 mins drive, there you can walk along the sea front all the way to Torre del Mar if you wish, in Torre del Mar there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, and in the evenings, little stalls open up, selling clothes, food, tapas, jewellery, all sorts of things. Also in Caleta is a pretty Marina, where you can book a trip out on a boat and enjoy a swim out in the med, food and drink supplied, you can enjoy a swim in the sea and even go in search of dolphins, we can give you details, just ask during your stay here!
Car hire is essential as we are in the Campo (countryside) there is a local bar/restaurant which can be walked to, but there are no shops within walking distance but everything is a short car ride away. We can taxi you to the shops and bars if you choose, or would like to have a drink and not drive, especially if you want a very relaxing holiday just chilling by the pool.
We have 6 dogs, Jess a Podenco type, 8 years old, Rosa a brown/black labrador type 8 years old, Cody, two German Shepherds 5 year old Cody and 1 year old Scout, not forgetting Molly 5 yrs old and Tilly 3 yrs old our Spanish Mastins, all very calm, gentle dogs, all rescue dogs and were all very poorly when we they came to us, but all are fit and well now, we love them to bits and hope you will too. They will be pleased to meet you, as we always welcome our guests with a drink and a chat. You get to meet us and the dogs at the same time!
For your privacy the studio area is fenced off, so you won't be disturbed by any dogs..
We are there for anything you need, advice on where to visit, directions, places to eat etc, you are also welcome to join us for a drink any evening, as we normally sit outside most evenings, and why not challenge Nigel to a game of pool! All we ask is that you respect the fact that we have dogs and keep your speed to a minimum whilst entering and leaving Casa Lorel.......thank you.