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TRADITIONAL SPANISH VILLA IN COMARES WITH SWIMMING POOL AND GREAT VIEWS

Alba Lucía Castellanos

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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TRADITIONAL SPANISH VILLA IN COMARES WITH SWIMMING POOL AND GREAT VIEWS

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Comares Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5/6 bedroom,4 bathroom, 3 terraces (different levels) and garden

Villa Carlitos offers traditional country villa facilities near the stunning hilltop village of Comares on the edge of the Montes de Malaga Natural Park - one hour from Malaga. Bob and Alba Lucia have spent 4 years renovating their property in the small hamlet of Los Ventorros. From the beginning the idea was to use as many recycled or second hand materials as possible. All the doors, for example, have come from 'junk yards' (although you wouldn’t believe it when you see the renovated results) and practically all the furniture is second hand and restored. The result is that everything contributes to the cosy, 'rustic' style that we wanted to create. We enjoy the cosiness of evenings in front of the fire and the refreshingly cool areas of the shady patios under the vines in the summer. Villa Carlitos is for people who appreciate the countryside and value the old instead of the new. If you are amongst these and you want to see a part of 'real' Spain, you will probably enjoy Villa Carlitos as much as we do. The property is spacious and constructed on 3 levels with large outside terraces offering both sunny and shaded aspects. The views across open countryside from both the front and rear terraces are beautiful. Most attractive are the traditional Andalucian features, including beams, heavy wooden doors and window shutters. The log fireplace is a cosy feature where we enjoy dinners with friends around the large dining room table and the small but nice pool is perfect in summer when we can enjoy late dinners on the back patio, with the silhouettes of the mountains as a backdrop and the chirping of the cicardas to keep us company.

Furnished in rustic style with modern comforts, the villa will appeal to anyone wishing to enjoy a traditional Spanish house in a convenient village countryside location.

The welcoming bar/restaurant and village shop is just a few metres walk and there is ample free parking right outside the villa. Comares hilltop village, with views to the Mediterranean coast in the distance, has attractive narrow streets and good facilities ..

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alba Lucía Castellanos (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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About Alba Lucía Castellanos

Bob and Alba Lucia have lived in Malaga for around 20 years. He is from UK, having grown up in the south of England, before going to University in Oxford and then working in London and later Torbay. Alba Lucia comes from Colombia and lived for a while in the south of England before coming to Malaga. Bob works in Malaga as the Marketing Director of a leading Spanish language school while Alba Lucia helps to run ASIC (Asi es Colombia) an association dedicated to showing positive aspects of Colombia, improving the relations between Colombians living in Spain and the Spaniards and to providing services to the Colombian community in Malaga. She also runs the Banco de Tiempo in the east of Malaga, Their 14 year old son, Charlie, is at school in Malaga, and is, of course, football mad and loves the fact that the Comares city council have created one of Spain's longest 'zip-lines' (tiro lineas), together with a rock climbing site and hanging bridges in the village just 7 mins by car from Villa Carlitos. When the house isn't rented we love to invite friends for the weekend for dinners by the fireside in winter and out on the terrace in summer.

Alba Lucía Castellanos purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Alba Lucía Castellanos chose Comares

With its 4 bathrooms and 5-6 bedrooms, Villa Carlitos is ideal for a couple of families with kids or an extended family wanting a relaxing holiday together. It also works for anyone looking to find the real Andalucia, peaceful but not dead (a couple of bars and neighbours around), great walks, plenty of space on the various terraces to relax in and ideal for cooking great, leisurely meals, or going next door to Encarnita in 'El Molino' for lovely Andalucian, home-cooked, comfort-food or to the 'Table Mountain' if you want food a bit more sofisticated.

In the winter, the evenings centre around the log fire with candelight and music or videos and games. Breakfast and lunch can be eaten on the terrace most of the year. In the summer the various terraces ensure that you can always find shade or sun as you like and provide wonderful relaxing environments for late dinners and bottles of wine, star-gazing, listening to the crickets and watching the galactic fights to the death of the geckos against all-comers played out on the wall of the house.

Just an hour from Malaga's international airport and situated on a good-quality tarmac road, Villa Carlitos is relatively easy to get to but offers dramatic mountain and country views with walks from the front door. At around 700 metres above sea-level and in a small hamlet 10 minutes from the white-washed village of Comares, we are in the heart of the Axarquia and a short drive from the Montes of Malaga National Park. The hamlet of Los Ventorros is a combination of the most authentic Andalucian country life (the old men playing dominoes and cards in the bar next door, the sound of goat bells from the local herd, the friendlieness of the local people, the great country recipes) with a touch of the cosmopolitan provided by a few international neighbours from the surrounding villages (Brits, Dutch, German) who have also decided that they enjoy the good life of rural Andalucia.

What makes this cottage unique

• 1-hour from Malaga’s airport, 30 minutes from the beach, 700 metres above sea-level

• 5-6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 13 comfortably.

• Exposed beams and lots of old wooden doors and features make it very cosy and atmospheric

• A large open log fire is great for fire-side evenings from October through to May

• The kitchen is very well-equipped for those who, like us, enjoy cooking

• The front, back and lower terrace provide lots of space for reading, relaxing, playing games, sun-bathing or whatever. The old vine helps provide lovely shade in summer

• The small pool is perfect for cooling off and the full-sized table tennis table in the basement is a favourite of the kids

• Lots of the furniture, all the doors and quite a lot of fixtures and fittings are second hand or have been re-cycled, creating a warm, bohemian feeling while making the most of existing resources

• Great hill-walking from the front door, the lovely village of Comares 30 mins walk away (10mins by car), mountain biking available in the Montes of Malaga and rock climbing/zip-lining in Comares

• Easy access to the beach in Velez Malaga, an hour and a bit to Granada to visit the Alhambra and even ski in winter, 40 minutes to the historic, cultural and Mediterranean city of Malaga!

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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Traditional Spanish Villa In Comares With Swimming Pool And Great Views
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Comares Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

AWESOME VILLA in a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this perfect villa as a group of 8 people, I would highly recommend you stay here if you are looking for a location that offers amazing views, peace and tranquility but not too cut off from amenities. The villa offers a setting where you can spend time together in a group or space to chill out on your own on the many terraces. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything that you need should you wish to cook. The bar/ restaurant next door is a huge bonus, Encarnita the owner will cook you anything you ask for. There is also a restaurant called table mountain, this too offers delicious food and great hospitality.
On arrival we were greeted by the owners Alba & Bob, they were very welcoming and are on hand should you need any help or advice. The service we received could not be faulted, it was first class. The villa is very quaint, we found it very clean and well maintained. The local people are very friendly, they seem to welcome visitors to their small village.
Comares is a short drive uphill, we often walked both there and back. I would advise that you take a small torch if walking back in the dark as there is no road lights. Don't be put off from walking it is a pleasure to see all the views and the village has great bars and restaurants. We were lucky to be there whilst the festival was on, very traditional and a fantastic atmosphere. There is also an outdoor community pool, for 2 euros you can stay all day.
We drove to many surrounding towns and beaches, all had something that we found interesting - well worth getting out and about.
In summary I would say that all of our group have come back home a little sad to have left this perfect villa and location. My husband and nephew want to return and live there, it was just so idyllic.
Thank you Alba & Bob for your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue and Carl

We are thrilled to read your great review and to see how much you and your familly enjoyed Villa Carlitos. Its interesting to see that you appreciated it for the same reasons as we do: tranquility, different spaces for different moods, the views, the kitchen for creating home cooking and Encarnita when you can't be bothered.
Thank you for loving Villa Carlitos - the house really appreciates guests like you.

Bob and Alba
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AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We spent a delightful week at Villa Carlitos (a group of 9 adults) in a very relaxing and peaceful location with good access to the coastal beaches only half an hour away. We wanted to stay inland in the mountains where we could go for interesting walks with impressive scenery. Our hosts Bob and Alba Lucia were very pleasant, friendly and helpul with suggestions of places to visit and things to do. They made our trip special.

The villa itself has been restored in a beautiful rustic fashion typical of Andalucia and is very comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen, barbecue, pleasant garden, table tennis and a nice pool for cooling off. The terraces in the villa are ideal for relaxing in the shade or sun with beautiful views over the countryside.

We visited the historic hilltop village of Comares, only 10 minutes away by car, from which we enjoyed the stunning views of the area. Here there is a good restaurant and supermarket.

We ate some evenings at the bar/restaurant "El Molino" next door to the villa where they cooked excellent Andalucian food. We had a fantastic holiday and Bob and Alba Lucia made us feel completely at home.

We recommend this cosy Villa Carlitos to a family or group of friends who like to stay in the Spanish countryside in a lovely and peaceful rural retreat which is only one hour from Malaga airport. We definitely want to go back again.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape to the country!

  • 5 of 5
We went to Villa Carlitos with a group of friends and had a really fun but also relaxing stay.

The highlight was probably the garden and its terraces with it's beautiful views. We spent most of our time here when we weren't out exploring the surrounding area (which is lovely-- we especially liked Comares, a typical Spanish white town just a few miles up the road). There are nice walks to go on in the area and if you do fancy going to the beach it's not too far for a day trip (although we preferred staying in the hills and cooling off in the pool!)

We had a fantastic time enjoying each other's company, having BBQs, sunbathing, lounging in the pool, discovering our ping pong talents and of course sipping on mojitos!! There's also a bar next door if you don't fancy cooking or want to get a feel for the locals, but being out in the country it's not roudy at all and the whole area is really peaceful.

The owners are really friendly and helpful and you can tell they've put a lot of work into the place and enjoy spending time there which makes it homely and they've provided everything you might need.

I'd definitely reccommend Villa Carlitos to families or groups of friends who want to get away for an escape-- it's ideal!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traditional Spanish Villa In Comares With Swimming Pool And Great Views
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Comares Axarquia (Costa del Sol)
5

Great escape to the country!

  • 5 of 5
We went to Villa Carlitos with a group of friends and had a really fun but also relaxing stay.

The highlight was probably the garden and its terraces with it's beautiful views. We spent most of our time here when we weren't out exploring the surrounding area (which is lovely-- we especially liked Comares, a typical Spanish white town just a few miles up the road). There are nice walks to go on in the area and if you do fancy going to the beach it's not too far for a day trip (although we preferred staying in the hills and cooling off in the pool!)

We had a fantastic time enjoying each other's company, having BBQs, sunbathing, lounging in the pool, discovering our ping pong talents and of course sipping on mojitos!! There's also a bar next door if you don't fancy cooking or want to get a feel for the locals, but being out in the country it's not roudy at all and the whole area is really peaceful.

The owners are really friendly and helpful and you can tell they've put a lot of work into the place and enjoy spending time there which makes it homely and they've provided everything you might need.

I'd definitely reccommend Villa Carlitos to families or groups of friends who want to get away for an escape-- it's ideal!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
5

A taste of the real Andalucia

  • 5 of 5
This villa offers everything for a thoroughly enjoyable stay, with plenty to do for all of our family group (11 of us) which ranged in age from 2 to 82. Bob & Alba met us on arrival and showed us around, as well as providing plenty of ideas for our stay. The house itself has been beautifully restored, retaining it's original charm, yet Bob & Alba have provided all the modern amenities you would need. There was also a box of toy cars & games which impressed the younger children greatly! Externally there are multiple terraces to enjoy or hide from the sun, as well as a fabulous pool, with ample seating for our entire group. Many evenings were spent dining outside & playing table tennis tournaments. The bar next door, run by the very friendly Encarni serves wonderful food and Rioja and is very family orientated. This house provides a taste of the real Spain, but yet all the touristy attractions are close by. If you want a relaxing holiday with a fab house, pool and views, friendly locals and gracious hosts, then this is the house for you. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sinead´s kind comments really highlight where Villa Carlitos excels. And Alba & I are very proud of this review. Large family, diverse age ranges.....think 2 to 82 is a record! Plenty of activities for the children ( the villa is named after our son!) and a convenient country house with character, space and a great family bar next door. And just under an hour from Malaga airport. Thanks Sinead and we look forward to seeing you all again! Bob
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5

Authentic Andalucia

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Carlitos. Although there was eleven of us, there was always enough room, good shade on the lovely terraces if needed and everybody loved the pool. The kitchen was very well equipped and we enjoyed eating all our meals outside. Comares village is a spectacular hilltop location just a short drive away with a well stocked supermarket and an outdoor pool. Alba and Bob were most helpful and we would all love to return.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Málaga
Nearest Barpub
6 Metres
El Molino
Nearest Ferry
26 Kilometres
Málaga Port
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Añoreta Golf,
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
María Zambrano, Málaga
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Comares
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
The Table Mountain
Nearest Ski
145 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres
Velez Málaga
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach,40 minutes drive to the beaches of Malaga city, Rincon de la Victoria and Velez Malaga. These have relatively unspoilt beaches lined with typical beachfront restaurants (chiringuitos)serving delicious fresh fish and seafood at domestic, Spanish prices. Golf, This is not really a golfing area (700 m above sea level) but there are plenty of golf courses within 30-60 mins drive. The nearest is Añoreta. The longest Zip Lines(Tirolinas)in Spain(430 metres) plus 3 NEW aerial walkways with different levels of difficulty. Rock climbing. Guided Tours of Comares and surrounding areas on donkeys. Five fabulous signposted walking routes of various lengths and difficulty. Mountain Bike' tracks in the countryside around Comares. Guided tours around the historic village of Comares and local sites of great historical and archaeological interest. Spanish or English language lessons. Travel: Excursions to Marrocco.Long weekends

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Rates & Availability

From €600 Per week

Comares Cottage Rental Rates

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Mid season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200
Notes Please note that in Low & Mid Season the 550 euros per week price is for up to 8 persons. For occupancy of 9 persons or more there is an additional cost of 20 euros per person per week. eg, 10 persons = 600+40=640 euros. Great value! Prices include: accommodation for the number of people contracted. normal consumption of electricity water and gas, linen, towels. JULY /14 10% DISCOUNT.
Reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit of at least 25% of the total price of stay. Balance deadline 27 days prior to arrival in high or mid season or on Special Holiday Dates and 21 days prior to arrival on other dates. Payment by bank transfer. Cancellation policy, ask for details.Extras: Fire wood at 10 euros per day, shopping if requested, to be paid for on arrival.
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Comares Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In bed room 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Guest bath room upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In bed room 5.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In bed room 6
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Ensuite large double bedroom. Shower, full bath room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 single bed plus 1 bunk bed. Sleep 3 people.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Extra large double bed, can converted into 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Ensuite double bed room.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofe bed, ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Spanish or English language lessons. Travel: Excursions to Marrocco. Long weekends.

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