|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated in the Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve, close to the Spanish village of Guaro Al Karruba (The Carob Tree) offers very comfortable accommodation for those who seek peace and relaxation. Perfect for bird watching, nature lovers and star gazers. Lie by the pool, sit in the sun with a good book and let the stress slip away.
The property consists of an open plan living area , that leads directly out on to a covered and private patio. There is internet connection for those who cannot leave it all behind them. The kitchen area is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, hob, microwave and oven. The large bathroom has a bath with shower over, a sink, toilet, and a washing machine.
A curtained archway gives access to the spacious bedroom which has a king-sized bed and leads through to a dressing room with fitted wardrobes.
There's a completely private seating area, known as “The Point” with amazing views,and in the main garden your own pool and BBQ.
Sierra de las Nieves: The Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve of the Sierra de las Nieves is a natural paradise at just a stone’s throw from the Costa del Sol, a few kilometres from Marbella, and also very close to Málaga and Ronda.Fantastic for walkers ,twitchers and GPS orienteers.
Golf on the Costa: Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol has come to be known as the Costa del Golf in recent years. The climate and the long hours of sunshine have established the region as a firm favourite amongst golf players. Apart from offering such a warm climate, the mountains and valleys provide a wonderful scenic backdrop to the game. With more than forty courses concentrated in the area, there is one to suit everyone’s taste and level. Visitors will not be disappointed if they have come to the Costa del Sol hoping to combine a holiday with their favourite sport. Most of the hotels here have a superb range of sporting facilities and activities on offer.Puerto Banus is the haunt of the rich and famous so if you fancy a rest from watching the wild life in the hills, head into town and experience a little 'wild life' of your own.
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Less then 10km from Al Karruba the amazing Shantisom.
We have lived abroad for over 30 years, living in many exotic locations, but nowhere has given us as much joy as Al Karruba.
Peter Millhouse purchased this apartment in 2009
People are wonderful but sometimes we all need to get away from humanity and get back in touch with nature.
Set atop a ridge with stunning views, the privacy, calm and splendour of this unique place immediately gives the visitor a sense of wellbeing.
With regard to your holiday property, we would have no hesitation in reccommending it to anyone wanting a two or casual three accommadtion with complete privacy. We were most comfortable and you seem to have thought of most requirements which make it homely. The starter pack of goodies was a surprise that we did not expect, having already stopped in Coin at the supermarket to get our immediate needs.The pool facilities are great although it was just a little too cool in spring for our taste. We love the area, having visited our family many times since they moved to Spain. Your location is ideal for people such as us, who want peace and quiet with probably some of the best views in the area.
We have just spent a delightful week at Al Karruba. Even though it was the end of September, the weather was still wonderful, reaching 30 degrees most afternoons but dropping to about 14 overnight so there was no difficulty sleeping. There was daylight for 12 hours each day (8-8) with amazing sunsets as the sun set behind the hills on the opposite side of the valley - our favourite time of day.
The apartment was large, very comfortable, well furnished and well equipped. We had read about the welcome hamper, which was very thoughtful, but should have requested details of its contents and other provisions in advance so that we could plan our shopping without duplicating what was already provided. Visitors need to be aware that supermarkets (there are 3 in nearby Coin) close at lunchtime on Saturdays and don't reopen until 9.00am on Mondays. We didn't manage to find a bakery in Guaro but even if we had the terrain wouldn't have encouraged us to walk there before breakfast to buy fresh bread etc. You probably need to train to be able to walk there and back even though it's only about a mile in each direction!
While we were there we visited Ardales (El Caminito del Rey), Malaga (by car to a suitable train station then by train), a walk near Monda and Gibralter, but also had time to relax and read.
Al Karruba has been built at and on the top of a hill, so you're not overlooked. The views across the valleys are amazing and it's very peaceful. Wi fi reception was very good (if you feel the need to make sure that the rest of the world is still there!) and there is a stock of DVDs and books if you need them. If you want to get away from it all in a warm place, this is the place for you.
Had a brilliant Holiday in this lovely hilltop retreat. The Villa was nice and well appointed with all the extras you would expect. The lovely welcome hamper on arrival was a nice surprise. Nothing was too much for the owners, and they were very helpful and although they resided in another part of the villa we rarely saw them.
We had exclusive use of the Pool and Gardens, from which the views across the Sierra Nieves Park were nothing short of spectacular.
It was a short drive into the Village of Guaro, with some nice Bars and friendly locals. The larger Town of Coin was Approx 15 min Drive with major supermarkets and shops.
I would certainly recommend this Villa to any of my friends and family who were looking for a chillout, hideaway holiday.
We stayed 10 days at the property and had the most relaxing time we have ever had. The property itself was very clean and well maintained and the service from the owners was fantastic. There was a greeting pack waiting for switch a lot of the basics you need when you arrive at a property not he first day.
The pool and patio areas are completely private and secluded, with a fantastic view of the mountains and valleys. We set out to have a holiday of doing very little, this place enabled us to achieve that in the extreme.
Would definitely rebook whenever we need to just chill.
The property was beautifully located up in the mountains with stunning views. We were met with great hospitality and warmth by our host who had also provided a welcome hamper of goodies in the wonderfully appointed apartment.
All the facilities were top quality and excellently maintained.
We had a week of perfect peace and relaxation where we felt completely at home and would recommend the property to anyone who really does want to get away from it all!
Una vacanza all'insegna del relax assoluto. Un angolo di paradiso naturale con un panorama incantevole per chi vuole allontanarsi da ogni caos,
Con tutti i confort che necessitano, compreso la piscina , Ideale per lunghe passeggiate nel parco naturale.
If you are looking for a mass produced, soul-less holiday then Al Karruba is, probably, not for you.
If the above does not describe you, and you have had the fortune to stumble upon this absolute gem of a hillside hideout, then you absolutely must book it. If you have ever pondered what it might be like to escape completely to a place of exquisite beauty and complete relaxation, in utterly unpretentious but utterly sublime surroundings, then Al Karruba is it.
It is impossible to do Al Karruba justice in photographs. Every angle and every position gives a new take on the rugged Spanish landscape. Every hour at Al Karruba casts that landscape in a different light. The panoramic views are, simply, spectacular. The thought and attention that Peter and Stella have lavished on this place to create an environment like this is inspiring. They did not need to do so. The fact that they did speaks volumes about what kind of a place Al-Karruba is.
The house is perfectly proportioned with everything you could need during your stay but the jewel in Al Karruba's crown has to be the thoughtful use of the outside space areas made by Peter and Stella.
No review of Al Karruba would be complete without mention of what, during our stay, came to be known as "The Point". The Point is beyond adequate description. It is a place to relax, or even dine, in surroundings that are simply breathtaking. To the rear of Al-Karruba you will find an area dedicated to relaxation and enjoyment in the sun set against a spectacular 360 degree vista.
It is impossible to plan a day at Al-Karruba such is the temptation to head for the pool, in which we spent many a happy, splashing, hour, or relax on the day bed, in which ten minutes slipped into lazy hours under the shade of the whispering carob tree. Al Karruba is one of those places that creates a tension between wanting to keep it a secret for your own selfish purposes, and feeling compelled to reccomend it as a life enhancing place to spend time.
Situated in the Sierra de las Nieves nature reserve, close to the Spanish village of Guaro in Andalucia you will find Al Karruba (The Carob Tree).
The village of Guaro is a gentle climb of 1km along a track that is easily accessed by a normal car or even on foot. It offers a small selection of shops for your daily needs, restaurants and tapas bars.
The cosmopolitan resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus and countless golf courses are around 20 minutes away by car so should you tire of all the peace and tranquillity you are within easy reach of many of the best beaches,country clubs, spa facilities and amenities that the Costa del Sol has to offer.
This lovely holiday apartment only 45 minutes from Malaga International airport , has much to recommend it comfort, peace and relaxation, fabulous views, marvellous bird life and easy access to the Costa del Sol.
Golf: Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol has come to be known as the Costa del Golf in recent years. The climate and the long hours of sunshine have established the region as a firm favourite amongst golf players. Apart from offering such a warm climate, the mountains and valleys provide a wonderful scenic backdrop to the game. With more than forty courses concentrated in the area, there is one to suit everyone’s taste and level. Visitors will not be disappointed if they have come to the Costa del Sol hoping to combine a holiday with their favourite sport.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Laundry surcharge for more than 2 guests, 15 euros per person per night.