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Fantastic Spacious Villa, recently refurbished with superb views

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Alcaucín - Ester Maria

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa, walking distance of amenities

Ester Maria is our privately owned villa situated in a quiet residential area of Puente Don Manuel surrounded by olive groves and mountains.There are 3 bedrooms, two en-suite, & one family bathroom. The well equipped kitchen comes with a large fridge/freezer, full size hob, eye level oven, dishwasher and marble worktops. A modern washing machine is located in the utility area.

All rooms have Aircon.

The large, well furnished lounge has UK satellite television, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station and bookcase with DVD library, local area maps, local guides showing beaches, villages, golf courses and a guide to local bars/restaurants.

The patio doors open on to the beautiful covered, south facing terrace where you can enjoy an al fresco meal at the dining table or sit on one of the sofas and enjoy the uninterrupted views while sipping on your sunset cocktail! Steps lead down from the terrace to the large private pool area where you will find sunbeds, chairs & brick BBQ.

Local Area: If you can drag yourself away from the peace & quiet of the beautiful terrace, the local amenities of Peunte Don Manuel are a short walk and include a variety of restaurants, bars and shops including a great Spanish Butchers,3 small supermarkets, and a mix of both Spanish and English style restaurants and bars. We are also within easy reach of several other lovely whitewashed villages such as Alcaucin, Periana and Los Romanes

The lovely bustling village of La Vinuela, is less than a 5 minute drive away and has a good supermarket, chemist, health centre, bank (with ATM), and a few bars and restaurants.

The nearest beach is Torre del Mar which is 15-20 minutes drive away with its beach restaurants, and 15 minutes drive is the main shopping mall and hypermarket at Velez Malaga, the principal town in the area. Also at Torre del Mar is the Aqua Velis Waterpark which is open during the summer months.

Malaga Airport is just 45 minutes away, Granada is about 1 hour and Nerja 25 minute.

The immediate area is also excellent for the more active holidaymaker. It's possible to visit the lake where you can enjoy trying your hand at windsurfing, canoeing or sailing. Alternatively, as the area is surrounded by a natural park, there are plenty of interesting and/or challenging cycling opportunities for the more energetic or walking for those who want to take things at a slower pace!

Obviously, on the Costa de Sol you will be spoilt for choice with 70 golf courses to choose from, but in the more immediate vicinity there are 2 very nice courses that can be played. These are Baviera and Anoreta Golf Courses, both being located approximately 20 minutes from the villa where you will find a full set of clubs available for your own use.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Debby Bolton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Universally our family voted it the best villa we have rented. That includes hard to please teenagers and an older aunt. So not a bad achievement.
Jul 2012
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based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Fantastic Spacious Villa, recently refurbished with superb views
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

First class villa in the hills above Torres Del Ma

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed villa in a lovely hill village some 15 KM from the resort of Torres Del Mar. The villa is very well presented and has everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable holiday. There are plenty of restaurants in La Vinuela and surrounds, most of which serve good food at very modest prices. The view from the terrace is both beautiful and relaxing. The sun is on the property all day but there is shade to be had by the pool, if required. A super villa that the five of us who stayed there would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Perfect family villa

  • 5 of 5

On entering is a small utility area with a washing machine so no need to over pack and space for storing booze and water. The kitchen is compact but plenty big enough with everything you need although a few extra pans would be nice and it is only separated from the sitting/dinning area by a counter so your not isolated if on kitchen duties. The sitting/dinning area is open and spacious with plenty of room for large parties. Both bedrooms are also very roomy with plenty of storage and both have good size bathrooms. Through the patio doors and your on what for us was the heart of the villa a large spacious area with both a dinning table and some lounging chairs the perfect place to eat drink and chat away the nights and enjoy the beautiful views.The beauty of this area is that it is covered so you get all the views all the heat and all the benefits of sitting outside without burning to a crisp especially when there is a nice breeze, it also has full length blinds so you can be totally private if you wish. Down some easy steps to the pool area with an excellent size pool and plenty of space for those that like to sun worship, naturally the pool was the focal point for the kids. There is also a very large downstairs room with its own bathroom so if there are two families or older children they can have their own space. You do need a car as without one your stuck. I recommend Malagcar.com very reasonably priced and easy to book before you go, they will also pick you up from the airport and drop you back although Mike next door does have a mini bus both him and his wife Lynn are great very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The local area is lovely with everything you need plenty of bars and restaurants close by with an excellent butches and bakers. Vinuela is a mere 5 mins away and has a few more bars restaurants a small supermarket,bank, pharmacy and reassuringly a small hospital should the worst happen. Very close about 10k or 15min is Velez-Malaga that has everything you need lager supermarkets, tabbacs etc. as well as a big water park that the kids will love. Only 10mins further down the road is the lovely seaside town of Torre del Mar again with loads of supermarkets gift shops bars restaurants and a beautiful beach. There is also Nerja 40mins away and a host of other picturesque seaside and in land villages to explore. We were a family of ages 9 to 75 and all loved it will definitely book again an beautiful villa in a beautiful part of Spain

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Super holiday, super villa, just right for all the

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa with our grown up children for a week and then friends arrived. For both parties it has everything, pool, great facilities, BBQ, bar down the road, satellite TV and air con which is a must in July. Spotlessly clean and good quality furniture and white goods. The pool is the best feature, large enough for those who want to swim and those who want to play.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Lovely villa with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely villa with wonderful views . It is a short walk downhill to a few bars and restaurants. Any issues or questions we had were sorted out quickly by Mick who lives next door.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Fabulous Holiday, Fabulous Villa, Fabulous People

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost two weeks with a 6 month old and a 2 1/2 year old and had an absolutely excellent stay. The villa was in perfect condition - complete with games for the children, DVDs, CDs, TV etc. It was spotless, had supplies in the fridge and cupboards including beer, wine and a variety of groceries (which were really helpful as we arrived on a sunday afternoon and all shops were closed). The pool was glorious and our son cured his fear of water and enjoyed the pool every day. We spent the evenings with a glass of wine on the terrace with a beautiful view of the mountains, and spent the days between the pool and the nearby beach.

The owners left an overview of local restaurants and shops and general amenities which was really helpful and we had a superb meal on our last evening in a nearby hotel by the lake (which I would heartily recommend). There is a small selection of local taverns and small shops that are easily walkable, but we found ourselves drawn to the terrace most evenings as it was so tranquil and so relaxing.

In terms of the "logistics" picking up keys, minor questions about the area and so forth were welcomed by the neighbours who happily assisted in any requests and really made us feel as though nothing would be too much to ask - even offering to babysit, and give us lifts to local areas / pick up from the airport.

We had a wonderful stay and thoroughly recommend it. The location and facilities of this fabulous villa really are perfect.

Rich and Loraine

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Fantastic villa in a beautiful, tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing 12 day holiday in this stunning villa in a tranquil setting. The views as you drive up to the villa are beautiful, a very scenic area quite a contrast to the Costa Blanca which we have previously visited in the last five years.

The terrace area gives an ideal space where you can sit and relax, eat and chat in shade with a gentle breeze.

The beds are all very comfortable and the furniture is all of very good quality. The owners have taken care to make this a very comfortable villa where you enjoy peace and take in the views.

The owners were very efficient with their communications and their neighbours Mick and Lynn who oversee their property were extremely polite and helpful.

If you are looking for a holiday with your own pool, plenty of space to chill out and relax this will be a great choice!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Baviera Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Golf: There are two very nice golf courses within 25 minutes drive, Baviera and Anoreta.

Very nicely kept, lots of water and ravines on course and good clubhouse facilities.

Both offer various deals which give good value golf options.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Alcaucín, Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer
5 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

•A non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rental charge is required with booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before commencement of rental along with a security/breakages deposit of £250 which will be returned within 7days or earlier once the property has been checked.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alcaucín in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 131 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bedroom 1 en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bedroom 3 en suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , self-contained suite with bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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