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Anna Parkin

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German

A delightful Andalucian style luxury villa /townhouse, great views and peaceful

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Benahavis - 'IDLE HOUR II'

2 double en suite bedrooms, shared pool (quiet), a/c, heating, large terrace

This stunning modern luxury town house is located in a small development, La Heredia De Monte Mayor, part of the 5 star Monte Mayor Golf & Country Club located in the hills (near Benahavis) and only a 15 minute drive from the coast. The house features 2 large double en suite bedrooms (can be converted to 4 singles) with great views; modern marble bathrooms with powerful showers. The spacious, beautifully decorated living room with two double French windows opening onto a large private terrace, has a quality sofa bed, multi-channel TV, DVD, stereo. Separate dining room for six off a high quality, fully equipped (Bosch) kitchen. The terrace has the most spectacular uninterrupted views to the coast (often including N. Africa) and is therefore well equipped for spending your days relaxing and sunbathing. Gas BBQ, dining table & outside lounge suite plus roll-out sun blind. 4 houses away is a delightful garden sunbathing area and swimming pool - this area cannot be heard from the house

Directly next to Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club is the Marbella Club golf course, which has its own riding stables. These are used for the national showjumping championships and they offer classes and hacking in the mountains.

A few minutes drive away is the village of Benahavis. This is famous for its wide selection of tapas bars and restaurants, in particular the Amanhavis restaurant, which provides a very special evening out.

As well as visiting places like Rhonda, Tarifa, Gibraltar, or the nearby Sierra De Las Nieves - Reserva de las Biosfera - an unspoilt protected nature reserve for walkers and bird lovers, why not take a ferry across to Tangiers (Morocco, Africa) for the day from nearby Algeciras.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anna Parkin (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

A delightful Andalucian style luxury villa /townhouse, great views and peaceful
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Splendid house

  • 5 of 5

It was the fourth time now that we chose the house for our summer vacations. The place radiates a unique atmosphere of serenity and cosiness. It is equipped with all amenities one needs for a relaxing holidays. The views are spectacular, fantastic beaches are only a 20 minutes drive away. Suitable for families with kids. Will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Stylish and spacious with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We spent two glorious weeks in July in this stylish and spacious town house and recommend it highly. This must rate as one of the best equipped villas we have ever stayed in, every detail and requirement has been thought of and such a comfortable place to stay. We never tired of the amazing views of ocean and hills from the bedroom balconies and terrace. We were more than happy to stay in many of the evenings to eat on the terrace enjoying the sunset and night sky and other evenings just 20 mins drive away, the busy night life of Puerto Banus. Lovely choice of restaurants in nearby Benhavis. Great communication with Anna, villa owner. Would recommend as a perfect holiday accommodation.

Looking forward to visiting again soon. Andrew & Pat

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Idle Hour II @ Monte Mayot

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second trip to Idle Hour II at Monte Mayor, having first spent our honeymoon there in June 2012

We had a wonderful time again. The villa is lovely and spacious and extremely well-equipped. We took particular advantage of the terrace with spectacular views across the valley and the bbq as the local Mercadona supermarket sells the most delicious ribs and fresh prawns at very reasonable prices.

A car is essential for this holiday, but it gives access to wonderful places to visit, such as Ronda and Gibraltar (both just over an hour away)

We were spoilt for choice of wonderful restaurants to visit - Benahavis, Estepona, Marbella - all provide a wide array to suit every taste.

We are already planning a trip next year, this time with friends.

We highly recommend this villa as a holiday destination.

Jon and Noelle Hones

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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A special place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My three children and I had the most wonderful week staying in this villa. Set up in the hills it has the most beautiful views, and a feeling of having really escaped. We liked having other villas around us, but it was very peaceful, and felt as if you miles from anywhere.

The nearby swimming pool was heavenly, and a great way of escaping the heat. We had such lovely happy evenings on the balcony, eating, drinking, reading, chatting and watching the sunset, the moon and the stars.

The villa itself was spacious, clean and in excellent order. It felt very homely, and the owner had given us extremely helpful and clear tips on how to use everything, how to navigate there from the airport, and how to find the nicest beaches and bars.

The beaches had a feel of the caribbean! And the bars too. Plenty for children to do, plenty of opportunities for adults to relax.

We would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Fantastic place to stay with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in very peaceful location surrounded by mountains but with a fantastic view of the sea - cocktails on the balcony to enjoy the sunset are not to be missed! Excellent facilities, very spacious inside with good air conditioning when needed, plus power shower and kingsize beds, and both bedrooms are ensuite. The Marbella Club is only 2 miles away and the food and service are great - but car definitely needed for this location. Great places to visit are Benhavis and the Heaven Bar - wondefrul! And if you like sport, tennis courts are only a mile away. We would go back anytime - Linda and Barry

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Spledid Viila.

  • 5 of 5

Splendid villa in a gorgeous environment on the Costa del Sol mountains, close to Benahavis and not far from Marbella.

Very classy resort. We enjoyed specially the magnificient views from the terrace.

The property was very clean and well maintained. We would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Just 45 mins drive from Malaga airport, the villa is located in the 5* resort, Monte Mayor Golf & Country Club which has a range of facilities including the famous Monte Mayor Golf course and Club House/cafe (everybody welcome), driving range, floodlit paddle tennis and regular tennis courts plus excellent walking routes. Horse riding is available within a 5 min. drive. Marbella and Puerto Banus are both an easy drive (30 min) with excellent shopping, restaurants and night-life. The main coast road (15 min drive) has a huge selection of restaurants, bars, cafes etc. Estepona (25 min) has sandy beach & an interesting marina & good markets on Wednesdays/Sundays. The nearby beaches are sandy with a range of lively beach bars, restaurants and hotels with pools. A 2 hour drive could take in Gibraltar, Tarifa (fantastic wind and kite surfing), Seville, Jerez and the white villages of Ronda, Nerja and Mijas. This is the Costa Del Golf so the choice of golf courses within an easy drive is huge

Other Activities: Paddle tennis, golf driving range

Golf: Visitors staying at the villa are entitled to receive 40% off the publicly quoted rates for a round of golf at the renowned Monte Mayor Golf Club - as many times as they choose to play during their stay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Benahavis, West Costa del Sol

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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8 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

50% deposit secures your booking with the balance paid 4 weeks prior to the holiday dates. If booking made within 4 weeks of holiday then 100% payment is required. Payments by cheque or bank transfer. A separate deposit of £250 to be paid with balance will be refundable (assuming no problems) by cheque or bank transfer within 7 days of completion of your holiday and/or receipt of keys. The minimum

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Benahavis in West Costa del Sol

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large single beds zipped together to form very large double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large single beds zipped together to form very large double
  • Master bedroom has double door illuminated wardrobes with plenty of hanging and drawer space, en-suite marble bathroom, with bath, double washbasins and massage shower. Digital wall safe. Second bedroom has walk through wardrobe with lots of hanging and drawer space, ensuite marble bathroom, with bath, powerful shower and double washbasins. Each bedroom has large double dark wood doors which open up onto a small veranda with views down the valley to the sea. Please email for pictures of the bedrooms and bathrooms. Cot and highchair can be hired separately.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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