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Charming Chalet, Air-con ,Private pool, garden in peaceful olive grove. & WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 ensuite shower rooms, sleeps 4 plus baby

The cabin is hidden amongst olive trees, in it's own mature garden just 100 metres from the road. Alcaucin village, just 5 minutes by car, has restaurants, bars, shops, a chemist, and bank with cash point.

Pool and terrace have been designed with children in mind, providing a safe shallow end for the younger members of the family. The gas BBQ and trees with illumination, complete a perfect setting for al-fresco dining.

Accommodation consists of open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen; one double and one twin bedroom, each with ensuite shower rooms. Towels and bedding are provided weekly. The cabin is very well equipped with modern appliances, including dishwasher and Satellite TV. The utility room has facilities for washing and ironing. Covered parking close to the cabin. The nearest beach resort is Torre del Mar, 25 minutes away by car. (Cot on request.)

LA AXARQUIA, the local area.: The Axarquia is a glorious region of Southern Spain, a place rich in history and architecture, from the humblest whitewashed stone cottages to the glorious palaces, mosques and churches, which all reflect the diverse people whose descendants still uphold many of the traditions of bygone days.

Visitors to the local villages, especially around the times of harvesting grapes or grain, may find they have walked into a fantastic street party, where the young girls and boys are dressed in traditional flamenco costume, and wine and food may be offered to all comers!

Alcaucin is almost at the centre of The Axarquia, set in green hills and valleys which produce the main crop of the region, the olive. We are only 20 minutes drive from VELEZ-MALAGA, the market town of the region, which also has ancient routes, including a recently restored Moorish Fortress. In the narrow streets of the old town, you can find tapas bars offering local dishes, cured hams and wines, including the sweet Moscatel.

VELEZ-MALAGA & TORRE-DEL-MAR: On the main road from the town to Torre-del-Mar, (the nearest beach resort, 25 minutes away), there is an extensive new shopping centre, El Ingenio, with supermarket, clothes and fancy goods shops, plus a multi-cine complex which shows films in English and Spanish. On the opposite side of the main road, AQUA-VELEZ is a water park with slides pools and attractions for all ages.

Malaga, Nerja, Antequera, Ronda, Cordoba and Seville are all within a reasonable distance for a day's outing.

MALAGA: Calle Larios and El Cortes Ingles are a must for shopping.The Picasso Museum & the Museum of Malaga (both closed Mondays), and the Cathedral are all close together.

NERJA: A seaside town, with sandy beaches, shops and restaurants. Close to Nerja, the tiny village of MARO is the site of the spectacular subterranean CAVES, where annual concerts are held amongst the stalactites and stalagmites.

FURTHER AFIELD: ANTEQUERA: said to have the most churches of any town in the region. East of Antequera is a group of dolmens, ancient burial sites from circia 2,500BC.

EL TORCAL. The park is noted for it's unusual weathered rock sculptures, also for eagles and kites.

GRANADA: The Alhambra Palace and Gardens, a must see site. Soly Nieve ski slopes are close by in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

RONDA:A mountain town built on the cliff above a 600ft. gorge. Reputed to have the oldest bull ring in Spain.

CORDOBA:The famous Cathedral in the Mosque is not to be missed. Beautiful Moorish Architecture.

MEDINA AZAHARA, 8kms from Cordoba, the ruined City of the Flower, said to be the Versailles of Moorish Art.

SEVILLE: A vibrant and flamboyant city, both in it's architecture and it's people. The Bull Ring and the Tobacco Factory of Bizet's Carmen still exist.

.........and after sixteen years living here, we haven't seen half of it!

More Details

Mike and Hazel
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

What makes this chalet unique



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News, Sports (Sky eg.) Films & Cartoons.


Alcaucín Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , With wash-bowl
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , With wash-bowl
  • Hair driers in both shower rooms. Fan heaters/ cooler.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot, Both with en-suite shower rooms.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The English owners live nearby, and are available if assistance is required. AIR CONDITIONING (Cool air around all the rooms) FREE INTERNET WiFi broadband Outdoor shower located by the pool


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Charming Chalet, Air-con ,Private pool, garden in peaceful olive grove. & WiFi
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

** Perfect Holiday Again **

  • 5 of 5

No words can describe how much we love coming back to the cabin. Beautiful setting, great pool & Mike has become a lovely friend. Was our 4th time back & will be returning again. Wish I lived there :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To This wonderful family, (V, C, M & S). Many thanks for the review. I really look forward to your return. The trees you planted (C&M) are growing fast. Mike x
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A Hidden Gem.

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a weeks stay at the Cabin in Alcaucin. From the start of enquiry Mike (the owner) responded immediately. In fact from our first email we had a phone call within 20 minutes. The Cabin was perfect for our stay. Fully equipped throughout,clean comfortable and cosy the heating was great at night when it became cooler. Wifi was excellent.

The pool and garden areas are stunning and immaculate, lots of trees and greenery. If its privacy you like as we do then look no we didn't see another sole during our stay as it's up a private drive. Mike the owner was great help giving us advice on where to go and things to do, always at the end of the phone if needed. A more genuine person you couldn't meet.

The area itself has lots to do and is very traditional. Shops bars and restaurants are a handy 10 minute walk away. The coast is a 20 minute drive away as are several huge shopping centres. One thing we did notice is how friendly the local Spanish people were compared with many other parts of Spain we have visited. If you make the effort to say hello your never get away the next time they see you. We liked it so much we're booked for another week soon.

Thank you Mike for all your help and advice. We're see you very soon!

Dave Abbott and Family

Perth Scotland

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave & Bill, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Of all the reviews that I have received (59). I have never had one like yours. You were super guests. And I look forward so much to seeing you Later this month. Yours sincerely, Mike.
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Recharge Your Batteries!

  • 5 of 5

Since coming home, we've probably thought everyday about that 'little place of calm' that we found. The private pool is an ideal place to be in the midday sun and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. The cabin and gardens are perfectly secluded and still in easy reach of the local villages. The cabin itself is extremely well equipped for those who want to self cater or BBQ by the pool! Our holiday was a week of complete calm and relaxation and Mike was the perfect host. It's totally recharged our batteries!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frances & Helen, Thank you for the most wonderful review. Mike x
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly beautiful place to stay- our 4th visit. Mike is a great host. We will be back

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, Thanks for that. I look forward to your next VISIT. MORE SUN,SAND & SANGRIA or should I write more SUN, POOL, FEASTS & WINES Mike
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Wonderful 2 week holiday in The Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, lovely pool and gardens. Everything we could wish for, well worthy of the 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, The garden, pool & setting, & The SUNSHINE will be waiting for you. Mike
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lovely, private cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin exceeded our expectations and we were immediately pleased. Bigger and more private than expected. Lovely, landscaped pool area to have fun or relax. Our four year old son loved the pool and it was safe! Mike the owner is a charming man and around to help if needed. We will hopefully return.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anabella, David & Sandy Thank you for posting your review. NOT ENOUGH TIME TO TALK! Maybe next time? Regards, Mike.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
5 mins (walking)
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
2 courses (30 mins)
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
junction 272
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5 mins (walking)
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada (1 hour 30 mins)
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: necessary

The cabin is situated on the outskirts of the mountain village of Alcaucin, 65kms from Malaga Airport, (access by motorway and good roads), and 10minutes from Lake Vinuela. Alcaucin is set in the foothills of the Tejeda mountain range, at the base of Maroma, the highest peak, at 6,000feet. The area is a designated Nature Reserve, home to a rare wild mountain goat, and is favourite with walkers and climbers. Close to the cabin is a small English run riding stable, that arranges local trekking. The area is very well provided with restaurants and tapas bars, including two British. Torre del Mar, the nearest Coastal town, has a large traditional market on Thursday mornings.

Only an hour and a half from the city of Granada, with its famous Alhambra Palace and gardens, and the most southerly ski slopes in Europe. Nerja, and the famous caves of Maro are 30 minutes away. The nearest golf courses are about 30 minutes drive away.

THE CABIN has FREE WiFi Broadband.-----------------------

Golf: 2, 18 hole courses near by (30 minutes)

Ski: Sierra Nevada. About One & a half hours from Alcaucin.



Rates & Availability

Alcaucín Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Still Warm
Oct 29 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Warm, No Snow
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Getting Warm
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Quite Warm
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Still Warm,No Snow!
Oct 28 2017 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental Rates include Air Conditioning, heating and lighting.
Booking confirmed only upon receipt of Deposit of 20% .
Remainder to be paid in full 6 weeks before holiday start date.
Payment by direct bank transfer in UK Sterling, contact owners for details.
The deposit and final payment are non-refundable in cases of cancellation, since we may not be able to re-let, particularly at short notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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