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REFURBISHED HOLIDAY APARTMENT IN AN ANDALUSIAN FARMHOUSE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Rikke & Michael

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, danish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Rikke & Michael

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REFURBISHED HOLIDAY APARTMENT IN AN ANDALUSIAN FARMHOUSE IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Antequera Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Complete silence, peace & quiet. Magnificent panoramic lake view. Lake 100 m.

Be tantalised by turquoise lakes flashing in and out of view on the way to this old

farmhouse. It stands alone amid wild flowers, and borders the National Park where

golden eagles soar, and olives and peppers ripen in the sun. Rikke and Michael (who

live round the back) have created a little beach by the lake and there’s magical footdangling

to be had from the pontoon. These spotless open-plan studio apartments with

their kitchenettes, shower rooms and terraces are cosy, bright and functional; three are

upstairs and three are down. Bag one of the bigger ones on the first floor for

mesmerising views over one of the three lakes. The apartments are simple but there are

some individual touches too: hand-stitched quilts, family paintings. Listen out for the

baker who brings deliciously fresh bread three times a week, and note the onsite shop

for bare essentials. Lap up the unspoilt outdoorsy flavour with fantastic walking,

kayaking, biking, swimming and fishing – or just relax.

Activities: By the lake you will find different restaurants and picnic sites as the area is a quite popular excursion spot. Here you have the option to do different water sports such as kayak or canoeing. You can even fish in the lake, we have a couple of fine fishing rods for free disposal. Do you enjoy walking or mountain biking you will find several marked walking paths across the fields. And the mountains behind our finca have some of Spain's best possibilities for mountain climbing. Paragliding and Repelling is also very popular. The beautiful lakes and the amazing mountains are just outside the door of your holiday apartment. Kayaks and water bikes are rented out at 3 different places by the lakes. Here you also find different picnic places where you can enjoy yourselves for a whole day. Paragliding points are only 1,5 km. from the finca and the mountains behind gives you some of the best climbing or rappelling challenges in Spain. Also endless kilometers of hiking and biking routes.

Nature: The nature reserve by our finca is called Desfiladero de los Gaitones and has an area of 2.016 hectares situated between the municipalities of Ardales, Antequera og Alora. The area is characterized by its many funny and fascinating stone structures which have evolved through thousands of years by water and wind. A dramatic and lovely tourist attraction is La Garganta del Chorro; a 3 kilometer long and 400 meter high gorge, which connect the three lakes; Embalse de Gaitanejo, Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce og Embalse del Guadalteba-guadalhorce by the river Guadlahorce that runs to the coast of Málaga. The area's flora is a true pleasure for everyone. There are lots of aromatic pine, eucalyptus, olive, oak tree, cactus and cypress. Smaller vegetation as rosemary, thyme, wild roses and different flowers make small bushes up to 40 cm high. No matter the time of the year the nature is always covered in the most beautiful colors and the air is fresh and clean.

Culture: El Arpa is close to Malaga and some of the World's most appreciated cultural treasures such as the impressive Alhambre Palace in Granada, the big Moorish mosque in Cordoba with the beautiful columns, La Giralda cathedral in Seville and not to forget the bullring and the impressive bridge in Ronda. Malaga has been going through a huge development both cosmetic and cultural during the last 10 years. In 2003 the opening of the impressive Picasso Museum took place and today it exhibits more than 200 pieces of his art. Also a visit to the village museum by the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro- fortress and the roman theatre is very interesting. Picasso's native home and the magnificent cathedral. Or maybe just a walk through the city with all its life, small alleys with busy coffee bars and modern shops on the renovated main street Calle Marques de Larios. Everywhere lots of life and joy. Antequera is a very historic city and the city with the highest amount of churches per inhabitant in Spain (200).

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rikke & Michael (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, danish

About Rikke & Michael

We are a Danish couple and came already in the early 1990's to Andalusia, where we left our hearts. Back then we worked as tour guides and after having been around Europe we returned more than 10 year ago and have been living and working here since then.

Rikke & Michael purchased this farmhouse in 2007

Why Rikke & Michael chose Antequera

We bought and restored the old Andalusian farmhouse 'El Arpa' in The Lake District of Malaga, where we let apartments to hikers, birdwatchers and other nature lovers - and we live here ourselves.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Panoramic views over the lake. Even lake views from your bed!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 50 traveler reviews

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Refurbished holiday apartment in an Andalusian farmhouse in The Lake District
average rating of 4.62 based on 50 reviews
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Refurbished holiday apartment in an Andalusian farmhouse in The Lake District
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Antequera Antequera (Costa del Sol)
5

Nature and silence

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Arpa.
The old farmhouse is located in the middle of nature without a house in sight. The view from the terrasse is wonderful and it is only a 2 min. walk to take a dip in the lake in front of the house.
There are lots of beautiful walking trails nearby and also some nice restaurants within short driving range.
After a week we felt refreshed and energised.
Thank you to Rikke and Michael for their hospitality and greetings to Hugo too.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllischer Ruheplatz am See

  • 4 of 5
Top Appartment im 1. Stock, ruhig gelegen, liebevoll und gut ausgestattet mit einem phantastischen Blick von der Terrasse über den See. Ideal geeignet für individuelle Ausflüge nach Sevilla, Granada, Ronda, Malaga, Cordoba, Marbella und die weißen Dörfer, aber auch für Wanderungen im nahegelegenen Naturpark. Oder für Entspannung am oder Baden im See.

Die Vermieter, Rikke und Michael, sind für ihre Gäste da. Hilfsbereit, aufmerksam, und zurückhaltend. Zur Begrüßung stand ein Korb mit Wein & Leckereien für den Abend bereit, nur ein Beispiel für die vielen liebevollen und persönlichen Dinge, die uns den Aufenthalt so angenehm machten. Und wenn beim Einkauf in Campillos mal was vergessen wird, hilft der kleine Tante Emma Laden im Erdgeschoss.

Wir werden die Finca Arpa weiter empfehlen.
Birgit und Peter
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Refurbished holiday apartment in an Andalusian farmhouse in The Lake District
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5

Urlaub im Paradies

  • 5 of 5
El Arpa ist ein Naturgenuss pur. Wer Ruhe sucht ist hier genau richtig. Es gibt viele Möglichkeiten zum Wandern, ruhen auf dem großen Gelände direkt am See.
Es gibt eine eigene Badeinsel und ein Boot um auf den See zu paddeln. Die Gastgeber sind sehr liebevoll und sind bei allen Fragen sofort hilfsbereit zur Stelle. Die Appartments sind klein aber sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Man hält sich fast nur auf der Terrasse auf und genießt die Ruhe, den Blick auf See und Berge.
Wir werden mit Sicherheit wiederkommen.
  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Traum-Urlaub

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben 9 wundervolle Tage auf El Arpa verbracht und waren begeistert. Eine einmalig ruhige Landschaft, traumhafte Lage in der Nähe zum See und das Flair einer hundert Jahre alten spanischen Finca haben uns verzaubert. Vielleicht hatten wir besonderes Glück mit dem Wetter aber selbst Ende Oktober ist es durchaus möglich im See zu baden und auch die Heizung haben wir nicht gebraucht. Danke an die Gastgeber Rikke und Michel die uns herzlich empfangen haben und uns während unseres Aufenthaltes mit Nützlichem und mit Informationen versorgt haben. Die Wohnung ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und sauber, zwar klein aber das stört nicht, weil man sich unbegrenzt draußen aufhalten kann. Für Liebhaber unberührter Natur, Geschichtsinteressierte und die, die einfach das Land kennen lernen wollen, ist alles in unmittelbarer Nähe vorhanden. Wir haben die Spanier als freundliche, gemütliche und sehr höfliche Menschen kennen gelernt und kommen gern wieder.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Refurbished holiday apartment in an Andalusian farmhouse in The Lake District
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mooi appartement in prachtige afgelegen omgeving

  • 4 of 5
Wij hadden een appartement op de begane grond. Ondanks dat het heet was in augustus was het appartement niet te heet. Ik zou in augustus niet op de bovenste verdieping verblijven. Daar is minder schaduw en ook dichter onder het dak. Het meer is heerlijk om in te zwemmen, het uitzicht prachtig evenals de omgeving. Het is wel afgelegen en zeer rustig. Het appartement is goed ingericht en onderhouden. Als je mee vertier wenst dan zou ik hier niet gaan zitten. Aanrader voor natuurliefhebbers, wandelaars en mensen die rust zoeken. Wel veel vliegen en muggen in augustus. Dat was een minpunt, maar niet zo veel aan te doen.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Refurbished holiday apartment in an Andalusian farmhouse in The Lake District
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Antequera Antequera (Costa del Sol)
2

Geen aanrader, geen ventilator of airco aanwezig

  • 2 of 5
Ik zal beginnen met een positieve opmerking: het uitzicht op het meer is fantastisch. Je ziet roofvogels, het is er heerlijk rustig en je kunt lekker zwemmen in het meer. Daar houdt het positieve wat ons betreft op. We hadden een appartement geboekt op de bovenste verdieping, begin augustus. El Arpa heeft uitsluitend beschikking over zonne-energie. Wat betekent: geen televisie, oven, geen föhn gebruiken en geen airconditioning. Allemaal geen probleem als je er van op de hoogte bent. Op de website wordt dit echter niet duidelijk vermeld. Het appartement heeft een plafondventilator, die werkt alleen niet. Aangezien ik zwanger ben, had ik dit graag willen weten van te voren. De eigenaar gaf aan dat dit kwam doordat ze alle kamers verhuurd hadden en te weinig stroom hadden. Ik heb de eigenaar ook aangesproken op het feit dat ik vanwege de warmte niet kon slapen. Ik heb hem gevraagd naar een oplossing. Bijvoorbeeld een kleine ventilator voor 's nachts. Die had hij niet en hij had ook geen zin om het probleem op te lossen. Wij zijn daarom noodgedwongen na een halve week vertrokken uit El Arpa, met een zeer vieze smaak in onze mond. Ook bij het inleveren van de sleutel vond de eigenaar het nodig in de verdediging te gaan in plaats van bijvoorbeeld aan te bieden ons tegemoet te komen in de kosten. We hebben veel gereisd in ons leven en zijn zeker geen zeikerds. Nog nooit zijn we eerder vertrokken uit een accommodatie. Maar een appartement verhuren in het heetste gebied van Europa (in de heetste maand van het jaar) en je gasten dan geen verkoeling in de kamer aanbieden is gewoon van de gekke.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cealing fan was working correctly. We tested it afterwards.
We did not have an extra fan to offer her. We were not being defensive or unwilling to help, but could do nothing about the warm weather.
It is very clear from our presentation that there is no air condition.
We have plenty of power for everything needed - just not for air condition, which is why we do not have it and do not advertise with it.

Map

Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
4 Restaurants mit Bar
Nearest Ferry
68 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Bobadilla
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A-92 Granada-Sevilla
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
4 Restaurants
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Guadalhorce See
Car: recommended

Our finca is situated near Ardales and El Chorro, this area is a true Mekka for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, no matter age. The lakes are divided into three different lakes called; Embalse de Gaitanejo, Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce and the biggest of them all Embalse del Gualdalteba-Guadalhorce, which is the one in front of our finca. By the lake you will find different restaurants and picnic sites as the area is a quite popular excursion spot. Here you have the option to do different water sports such as kayak or canoeing. You can even fish in the lake, we have a couple of fine fishing rods for free disposal. Do you enjoy walking or mountain biking you will find several marked walking paths across the fields. And the mountains behind our finca have some of Spain's best possibilities for mountain climbing. Paragliding and Rapelling are also very popular. The neighboring villages are Alora, Antequera, Pizzara, Bobadilla and Campillos. El Torcal is also nearby.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, canoing, kayaking, hiking, rappelling, arch shooting, etc.

Golf: 60 golf courses in Andalucia - Antequera Golf is the closest (30 km).

Ski: Ski resort Sierra Nevada 200 km

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Rates & Availability

From €299 Per week

Antequera Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ganze Jahr
Jan 1 2014 - Dec 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€299
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€299
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Großes Studio-Appartments auf der 1. Etage mit Doppelbett und große Terrasse mit atemberaubenden Panorama-Blick auf den See. Ganze Saison: 399 EUR/Woche.

Kleinere Studio-Appartments am Erdgeschoss mit Doppelbett und Seeblick. Der Preis während der ganze Saison ist 299 EUR/Woche.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Antequera Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Room 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Room 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Either double bed or twin bed
  • El Arpa offers relaxing holiday accommodation in a self-catering apartment for two persons with a double bed. The apartment is comfortably furnished and the Spanish charm is well kept.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is with a well-equipped kitchen with four-burner hob, fridge with freezer and dining set for four people and an equipped bathroom with shower. To make your arrival comfortable we provide you with a little welcome pack to make your first day easier. The apartment has its own private entrance and in fronts a little patio or terrace with a barbecue to make your Spanish nights unforgettable. While enjoying the beautiful view over the lake you can make tasty grilled meat or vegetables on the barbecue and not to forget the taste of the delicious Spanish wines. Just outside your apartment we have made a little herb garden and you are more than welcome to use a tuft of tasteful Rosemary or Oregano in your dinner.

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