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

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Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Alcaucín Chalet Rental Photos and Description

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!

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Mike and Hazel
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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based on 58 traveler reviews

Charming Chalet, Air-con ,Private pool, garden in peaceful olive grove. & WiFi
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews

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
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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
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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
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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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A true Gem.

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd trip to The Cabin and it didn't disappoint. It really is the most magical place for a family of four. Our children love the pool which our little girl learned to swim in last year, and our youngest gained loads of confidence this year, so they were practically never out of it. The pictures and description of The Cabin are very accurate and Mike goes out of his way to ensure you have everything you need, without being obtrusive. Alcuacin is a delightful village just up the road and for any other amenities, Torre del Mar is about 20 minutes away by car where there is a huge Lidl, a Water park, McDonalds, a Shopping Centre, and of course the beach. It really is worth everyone of the 5 stars that I, and so many others have rated it. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Dear Juliette, This is the best review ever! Thank you very much. Mike
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Delightful rural location, fantastic outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Arrived ragged from the airport to be greeted by Mike with a lovely bottle of red wine. Cabin easy to find from Mikes instructions. Cabin is well appointed and comfortable, the air conditioning is efficient in creating a comfortable indoors environment.

Outdoor space is extensive and private - we enjoyed dining out their and using the gas barbecue to cook. The pool is a nice design and kept clean - also the temperature was ambient allowing for a jump straight in!

In our 2 weeks here we travelled to the Alhambra, El Torcal both well worth a visit. The second week we walked in the moutains from Competa and visited Nerja - a charming sea side town with not too much tat.

Mike was an extremely generous host and his cabin location wise is ideal for exploring this lovely (and hot) region.

Thanks Mike see you again soon

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Jen and Brian! Thank You for your wonderful review! Mike
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* * * Perfect Holiday * * *

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time back to the cabin. We absolutely love it there & will be booking again. The new air conditioning unit was brilliant & Mike even bought us a new BBQ whilst we were there which was great. Beautiful location & my family will never get bored of returning :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks Vic, Your reviews are always 'great' 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Oct 29 2016 - Apr 28 2017
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Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
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May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alcaucín Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • 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
  • 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

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