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A lovely rustic villa with private pool and superb views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 delightfully furnished double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and spacious living room

The villa is south facing with two terraces and a delightful shaded veranda.

The views are simply stunning from all around the property. The upper terrace has a planted area with a wonderful old olive tree and traditional terracotta sun terracing surrounding the kidney shaped swimming pool ( Approx 7mx5m with a maximum depth of 2.3m) An outside shower, a charcoal Weber BBQ, a six seater moroccan mosaic table and chairs, and six adjustable sun loungers are all provided for your enjoyment.

The lower terrace is tiled with terracotta tiles, planted with young fruit trees, and makes a delightfully peaceful sun terrace.

The villa is located just 10 minutes (7Km) drive from the pretty hillside village of Competa, known locally as the 'pearl of the Axarquia'. Visually stunning the villa seems almost luminescent against the backdrop of the Sierra Almijara mountains. There is a bar/restaurant called Pavo Real located 3 minutes walk from the villa.

The village of Competa: Competa is situated 70 kilometres from Malaga (55 minute drive) and 15 kilometres from the coast at Torrox Costa, at an altitude of 636 metres. It lies within the area of Axarquia in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, on the scenic Route of Sun and Wine, and has a population of 2,500. The area is irrigated by numerous springs and streams from the surrounding mountains. The nearby Casa de la Mira Nature Reserve is spectacularly beautiful. The main product here is the grape; the wines of Competa being excellent and renowned throughout Spain. In general the locals prefer the sweet variety whilst visitors prefer the dry. There is an interesting wine museum in the village that sells different types of local produce and handicrafts, as well as doubling as a bar and restaurant. Competa is a pretty village which has retained its original Moorish layout and has lots of interesting nooks and crannies, with a good balance of shops, bars and restaurants.

Beaches & Amenities: Further south there is a beautiful stretch of coastline with cliffs and small sandy bays. Located just twenty minutes drive is the delightful beach side town of Torre Del Mar with over four kilometres of sandy beaches lined with restaurants and bars.

Nerja to the east, a 30 minute drive, boasts 16 kilometers of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.


Torre de Mar ( 20 minutes by car)

One of the largest, splashiest water-parks in the province with 21 different rides to choose from including some super-fast slides, dingy river ride and paddling pool for young children (and parents!).

Horse riding: is available at Los Caballos Mosquin.

Walking: There is a wealth of walking opportunities at all levels. The national park and the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda rise directly behind the villa. There are walking routes available in the villa and there are also walking guides available in the village.

Travel: To the north of Competa the wonderful city of Granada can be reached in less than two hours.

Sevilla is just under three hours drive to the east.

Malaga old town is one hours drive. From Malaga airport a regular bus service runs to the Central Bus station in Malaga. From here a bus service runs to Competa with the following departure times:

On weekdays at 11.30 am, 13.15pm and 18.30pm

On Saturdays and public holidays at 13.15pm and 18.30pm

On Sundays at 10.30am and 21.00pm

A one way ticket Malaga-Competa costs around 5 euros per person and takes approximately 2 hours.

The one way fare by taxi from Malaga airport to Competa costs around 55 euros.

Local Taxis are available from Competa;

Fanquelo…952 55 35 35

Maximo 952 51 61 99

More Details

Allan & Jan Fitzgerald
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for our lovely stay in Casablanca. Our stay was very comfortable and the pool was amazing. We hope we can come back to this lovely place very soon.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cómpeta in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not sit on the furniture without using the throws.
  • Please keep the villa clean and tidy during your stay
  • Please remove all rubbish when vacating the villa
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite shower room has a small corner shower, wash hand-basin and w.c. The main family bathroom has a bath with shower over wash hand basin in vanity unit, w.c. and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has a King size bed
  • The master bedroom, which is south facing with wonderful views, has a king size luxury bed, full linen provided, two double wardrobes, two bedside tables with lamps, and a large chest of drawers and a clock radio/alarm. An en-suite shower is attached to this room, with walk in corner shower, wash hand basin and w.c. The second and third bedrooms have twin beds, double wardrobes, bedside tables and plenty of drawer space. There is a large family bathroom with a full size bath, thermostatic shower, wc, bidet and vanity unit.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Meet & Greet Service We provide a free personal meet and greet service for all our clients between the hours of 08:00 - 20:00. There is a surcharge outside these hours. 20:00-24:00 = €20 per hour / 24:00-08:00 €50 per hour.


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A lovely rustic villa with private pool and superb views
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 23 reviews

A beautiful villa in lovely grounds and with stunning views. Ideal for exploring the national park.

  • 4 of 5

The property was really well laid out, with traditional andalucian decor, very comfortable furnishings, and clean. Personally, we welcomed the absence of aircon which was very well compensated by good shutters and fans in every room. The grounds were nicely landscaped with very pretty plants and shrubs with plenty of space in both full sun (All day) and shade. The pool was close to the villa with a large surrounding patio for sunbeds, and great for cooling down in the really hot sun that we enjoyed every single day of our holiday (in June). The villa is surrounded by hills and open ground offering great views and good privacy. The pool can be seen from a road on a steep slope but was not particularly busy and not at all intrusive. The nearest town is about 10 minutes drive (car essential) with many really friendly bars, restaurants offering delicious inexpensive local food, and an interesting range of small shops and supermarkets. The villa was generally very well equipped. We experienced some issues with the temperature of the shower and a temporary issue with the fridge - all reported and which can easily be remedied. The owners have appointed local agents to provide maintenance and a meet and greet service - all excellent and only a phone call away if needed. The villa is on the edge of the national park offering stunning scenery and some wonderful not-too-challenging walks. The beach is about 20 minutes by car. The biggest drawback was the pay-as-you-go wifi which, from experience, is generally offered free in other local properties.

My husband and I absolutely loved our time at this villa and look forward to a return trip.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Casablance - Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in June 2017 and found the villa met up to all expectations. It was very clean, spacious and easily accessible. The only problem was no air conditioning but that didn't stop us from having a great time from morning until evening. We would definitely go back !

Angela & David Greenacre.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa well equipped with stunning views.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa But .............

  • 3 of 5

This is indeed a beautiful villa and the views are to die for. However we were disappointed to discover that there was no air conditioning in the property and with temperatures at 39 degrees it was very uncomfortable. A bit disappointed with the welcome pack. We arrived late at night and found that although there was a loaf of bread provided there was no butter or jam and because of the location of the villa we couldn't just pop to the shops for emergency rations, so we had to make do with dry toast!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Vila

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous villa. The weather was perfect, it's so peaceful yet convenient for towns and beaches. Would recommend this villa to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant Villa

  • 4 of 5

The villa is in the perfect location, quiet and few neighbours. Great facilities, rooms are large and villa was well maintained and clean. View out over the mountian is beautiful and the Villa is in the perfect position for all day sunshine. The pool is a good size and the furniture outside is great for lounging and eating out.

Kitchen is well equipped with fridge freezer, hob, oven and microwave which makes it easy to enjoy eating at the villa.

The main bedroom only has a double bed, so if you are used to anything bigger it is a little cosy, not a negative, just a preference that a king size would have been great.

Villa has no air con, it can get really hot, although fans are provided they make litte difference to cooling the rooms. If the master bedroom had an air con unit this would have made the villa 5 star.

All in all, a great experience, great villa with lots of information on how to get there and what to do when you were there,if you want to venture out.

I would recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Pavo Real
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Baviera Golf
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
jct 285, Autovía Del Mediterráneo/N-340/E-15
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Pavo Real
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Sierra Nevadas
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Torrox Costa
Car: recommended

The area around the villa is beautiful Andalusian countryside, with many spectacular views from the terrace. There are plenty of stunning walks into the Andalusian countryside accessible from the property and a number of walking books, guides are available in the villa.

The pretty seaside town of Torre Del Mar is within 20 minutes drive, this is a traditional 'Spanish' resort unspoilt by the high rise development of other 'Costa' towns. The more well known resort of Nerja is reached with a 20 minute drive from the villa. Malaga, with its multitude of shopping opportunities and delightful winding streets is only a 45 minute drive from the villa.

Golf: The nearest Golf Course to Competa is the newly opened Baviera Golf situated at Caleta de Velez. Designed by twice World Championship winner and four time Ryder Cup member, JosŽ Maria Ca–izares, Baviera features wide undulating fairways and large, fast greens with various slopes. The course is of moderate difficulty and features several water hazards.

18 holes, Par 71

A lovely 18 whole course set in beautiful landscaped links and is open to non-members. It will take just 20 minutes to drive to Baviera. Clubs, buggies and other equipment can be hired at very reasonable prices (

Tel: 952 55 50 15

Along the cost at Rincon de la Victoria is the 18 whole Anoreta Golf Course. Again, set in beautiful surroundings. This is a more mature Course as it has been up and running for some 10 years now. It will take approximately 30 minutes to drive to Anoreta from Competa

With wide fairways and good greens, there are some difficult holes making this a challenging golf course for all levels of golfers. There are many holes with water, and a long 528 metres third hole. The practice facilities are good including a driving range. The clubhouse has a superb restaurant, bar and pro shop. Tel: 952 404 000

Ski: The ski resorts of the Sierra Nevadas are less than two hours drive from the villa. You could be ski-ing in the morning and lazing by the pool in the afternoon!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cómpeta, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late spring
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We do not take a security deposit from clients but operate on an honesty basis, should you break something we would appreciate its replacement and notification to our villa Manager.

An optional welcome pack is available to all our clients consisting of Bread, Milk, butter, water, orange juice, 1 large beer, 1 bottle of wine, at an extra cost of 12 Euros

We provide a personal meet and greet serv

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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