About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Located in an area of luxury estates in "The Campo", it is a leisurely stroll or brief drive to the international and cosmopolitan ‘Village’ of Cómpeta. The secluded VILLA ARBOLEDO (“House in the Trees”) is your gated, completely private, vacation estate for playful relaxation. Sunbathe on the fully private pool terrace, and enjoy cocktails overlooking the hills and blue water Mediterranean Sea view. Please note, this villa is registered with the Junta de Andalusia and meets all the requirements for letting.
The original portion of this villa is over 100 years old, its charming provenance evidenced by the traditional beam work in the finca ('estate or ranch', in Spain) portion of the villa. Updated to reflect modern comfort and style, every bedroom has it's own en suite bathroom, a plus for privacy and convenience.
The oversize terrace is an extravagant space to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that is the hallmark of Southern Spain. The outdoors is an additional, and complete, living space to play, rest, cook, and dine. Enjoy the warmth basking in one of the sun beds, or simply relax under the shaded patios for a romantic evening. Munch casual buffet style tapas in the outdoor living room and around the spacious pool deck, or enjoy sit down dining under the covered veranda.
All three bedrooms are en suite, which is a rarity in the area. It is like having three hotel rooms under one roof. Privacy and convenience abound. There is direct access from the Master Bedroom (with aircon) leading to the oversized pool terrace, complete with an outdoor Living Room, an outdoor Dining Room, outdoor Fridge, and BBQ...and don't forget the VIEWS!
Fully equipped kitchen with all conveniences: a new (2017) dishwasher, oven, plus microwave, clothes washer, wifi, and American size refrigerator.
A DVD library, board games, plus English and Spanish television, along with Bluetooth capable stereo in the lounge are for your use. Chrome cast is provided if you wish to stream your own media.
Ample gated and secure parking in the private motor court with easy convenient access from the main road, you will not require a sports utility vehicle needed by other remote locations.
You have access to the entire main house, surrounding grounds to enjoy outdoor life, the entire pool terrace and covered outdoor living room, and plentiful gated parking. There is a separate owner's studio in the parking court, however it is never occupied while the Villa is rented to guests. Included is a book referencing the area restaurants (including menus), available recreation spots, and other local resources to enhance your stay.
If I am not available the are to greet you, I have a wonderful gentleman, Enmanuel, who will be there to greet you and provide service requests (such as a hot tub which is available for hire, just speak to Enmanuel). Enmanuel was born and raised in the village and will be able to provide you with insight and history of the village.
The villa is a pleasant 20 minute stroll into the village, or a convenient 5 minute drive. There are local taxis to provide you with transportation to the village (or to the coast and to the airport). In addition, there is a daily bus service to the coast from the village.
Relaxation does not mean giving up your healthy lifestyle. Horseback riding, hiking, and even kayaking at the coast provide a day's adventure, or simply relax on the Mediterranean's world famous Costa del Sol. The Village has a full gym (weights and classes) that offers day & weekly passes. Private and class training in Pilates & Yoga are available, and a personal masseur is available to round out your day in Paradise. Terraced with vibrant art galleries and restaurants, Cómpeta is vivacious and engaging, while maintaining the cultural charm and grace of a traditional whitewashed Spanish mountain town. I proudly own one of the Village’s most popular and upscale restaurant destinations.
If you can tear yourself away from the myriad of interests in the Village, elegant resort towns and beaches are just down the winding mountain road. A center for museums, shopping, and gastronomic delights await you in Malaga, or continue a few minutes to the nightclubs and gay scene in Torremolinos.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Tom S.
I am a psychologist and owner of one of the popular restaurants in Cómpeta called Restaurante El Pilón. I divide my time between England and Cómpeta. When I am not in Cómpeta, your host, Inez, is one of my best friends. She is married to Emmanuel. They will look after your needs.
Tom S. purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Tom S. chose Cómpeta
When I first saw this villa, I immediately fell in love with it. The charm and the privacy it offers. The original finca dates back over 100 years. And then there is the village. Competa is still a proper working Spanish village. You may not need to speak Spanish in most of the restaurants, venture into some of the locally run shops and try your Spanish. Cómpeta has Roman origins. Its name derives from the Latin phrase Compita-Orum, which means "crossing of roads." It was a place where the Romans held their feasts and offerings. The Village is home to 36 different nationalities which provides a cosmopolitan feel. There are a plethora of restaurants and Spanish cafes that offer regional cuisine and tapas. It is still very much part of local farming to see farmers and their dogs leading goat herds to fresh grazing spots along the sides of the mountains.
What makes this Villa unique
If I am not available the are to greet you, I have a wonderful gentleman, Enmanuel and his wife Inez, who will be there to greet you and provide service requests (such as a hot tub which is available for hire). Enmanuel was born and raised in the village and will be able to provide you with insight and history of the village. Inez has lived in the village since 2006 and currently runs a local yoga and pilates studio. Her classes are open to visitors, and she is available for private hire too!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing views, peaceful & secluded
Lovely Villa - very peaceful & secluded but near enough to everything should you need it.
Wonderful pool - we used it almost every day from end of Sept thro to Oct.
Villa has everything you need - the only thing we would comment on is the lighting in the main room. We like to read & most places we stay do not seem to have sufficient lighting for this.
Communication with Tom was excellent - probably the best we have ever had with a booking of this nature. We had a couple of small issues which were of our own making, but Tom dealt with these almost immediately.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa.
Wonderfully peaceful, clean, well equipped and spacious villa with delightful views and superb pool.
Spent a relaxing week by the pool, popping into Competa each day by car to collect groceries and have a quiet coffee or small wine in the square. Tom was very helpful answering any questions before and throughout the stay. The house is well appointed and welcoming, the pool just fantastic with plenty of shade and seating. A beautiful area, cosmopolitan but still authentically Spanish.
Beautiful surroundings, perfect house, wonderful hosts! Highly recommend.
Had the most wonderful time at this beautiful house, everything you need is provided for the perfect stay. It was immaculately clean and the hosts were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble to ensure the stay was extremely enjoyable. It's private and yet with far reaching and spectacular views, plenty of space for our family of 4 and very close to the beautiful white town of Competa with restaurants, craft and art shops galore! Would highly recommend this. It had everything! Great for couples, excellent for kids, friends and even perfect for honeymoon. Romantic and beautiful. Congratulations to Tom and the other hosts, Innes and Enmanuel for making the place so welcoming and lovely