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Melissa Launay

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish

Luxurious, Spacious Yet Homely Town House in Central Nerja

17 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Nerja House Rental Photos and Description

2 Double Bedrooms,2 Bathrooms, Large Courtyard, Sleeps 4-5

Casa Animas is a luxurious, artistically-decorated and spacious town house located right in the centre of Nerja town.

It is a much-loved home, equipped with everything you will need during your stay.

Two large living-lounge areas surrounded by all the books you could ever dream of getting through on your holiday. (English, Spanish and French).

A good-sized and fully-equipped kitchen overlooking a large Moroccan-themed courtyard perfect for sunbathing, reading, painting and dining in total luxury.

Master spacious double bedroom with two small balconies overlooking the street with an en suite half bathroom with another small balcony and walk-in wardrobe.

A second very spacious double bedroom with a wide balcony overlooking the courtyard, and with a spiral staircase leading to a large terrace with a glimpse of the mountains in the distance.

A large bathroom with large corner bath (room for two!)

A small and very rustic single bedroom with a low ceiling at the other side of the courtyard with a downstairs room that we use as a storeroom for beach gear and cleaning products.

A small terrace ideal for sunbathing or reading in winter but which does get pretty warm during summer months.

Five or less minutes to bars, restaurants, beaches and everything you will need for your perfect holiday in the sun.

TV and unlimited Wifi.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melissa Launay (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Melissa Launay

My name is Melissa Launay and I am a fine artist and children's illustrator living and working in London with my partner.

Animas 28 is my family home where I grew up, and where I went to elementary and high school.

My father Andrew Launay was an author, screen-writer and novelist from London of French origin. As a writer he could work from anywhere in the world so while I was born in London we moved to Nerja when I was 6 and never looked back.

12 years ago we decided to give the house a dramatic renovation into what you see today. Nothing escaped transformation. Floors, ceilings, and windows disappeared and reappeared somewhere completely different, and even now it remains a working project as I always want to add murals, details and beauty to it.

All the art work, the books, details and all the furniture have been hand-picked with great care and love.

It brings me great pleasure to offer my friendly, homely house, full of character and good energy for guests to enjoy as much as we do.

Melissa Launay purchased this house in 1986

Why Melissa Launay chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

This great house in Nerja, one of the real gems of Andalucia is a unique, special and happy place full of art, memories, character and culture.

What makes this house unique

Casa Animas is a charismatic, artistic home with Persian and Moroccan themes. The Moroccan themed courtyard has a mural painted by the artist owner and the whole house has an organic, natural and enchanting feel.

The house is spacious and open-planned allowing in lots of natural light during the day. When the sun goes down the well thought-out lighting makes this house feel cosy and dreamy.

Charming lamps hidden amongst the plants in the courtyard make dining outside a luxurious and romantic experience!

The large kitchen and living-lounge room overlooking the courtyard are the perfect place to socialise while cooking up a storm, relaxing and reading.

It doesn’t get much better than waking up over-looking the courtyard from the balcony with its beautiful plants while you listen to the swallows flying over the town – the perfect summer holiday sounds.

Spending the days at the beach, going for a tapas lunch, having a siesta while the birds sing in the courtyard, a sundowner at one of the bars overlooking the sea, dining out in the town’s most charming little restaurants, walking through its ambient and vibrant streets with its boutique shops or just relaxing in the courtyard at night will make your holiday the most memorable holiday in the South of Spain!

Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Luxurious, Spacious Yet Homely Town House in Central Nerja
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
4

Location , location , location and style !!!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at Casa Animas for two weeks in July 2016 as a family , the access was organised and carried out by the owner Melissa who was fantastic throughout our booking and holiday period.

The house is beautiful and a typical Spanish townhouse of Nerja with style and quality and with the artistic touch of the owner to bring the quality to the fore with paintings , furniture and books .

The provision of quality bed linen , towels and beach towels is also a big plus in a market where so many renters don't supply quality in these areas , Melissa supplies quality which brings the whole package together.

The house was very much a home from home with everything you would need for a holiday .

The location is fantastic for all beaches , restaurants , cafes , shops and bars in the town .

I would only have one complaint about the house and that was that the lack of air conditioning and that brings the overall quality of the rental to the four stars for me instead of five .

There was fans provided for each room but the quality of sleep and general comfort in the upper floor of the house was at times difficult .

The lack of a pool was not an issue as the house is located within walking distance to all the beaches .

I would most certainly go back to Casa Animas and will probably book again as it brings the quality I look for in a holiday rental .

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all your feedback and wonderful comments. We are aware of the heat during July and August and the lack of air conditioning ( only fans ) and that is something we are planning to add during the winter months. Next year we will have air conditioning in both bedrooms. We hope you and your family visit again soon, it was a delight to host you. Best wishes, Melissa
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5

Lovely beautiful house with fantastic courtyard

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with grandson and family for a week, mostly spent on the beach.

House was beautiful, very comfortable, well equipped with a marvelous courtyard and balcony.

Tastefully furnished and decorated with original paintings.

Beautiful beach in walking distance, lively little Spanish town, with some good restaurants

Welcoming, considerate and thoughtful hosts.

Many thanks we had a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a delight to host you all and we hope to see you in Nerja again soon. Melissa
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5

Great location with incredible ambience

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better location in the heart of the old town in nerja. When we arrived we were in awe of how beautiful the place was, so full of character, beautifully furnished, books in abundance with Melissa and Ashley there to greet us. You'll find everything you'll need in the house including beach towels and the helpful guide about eating out, beaches, places of interest which allowed us to make the most of our weeks stay. Thank you Melissa. See you soon

Ruth, Brett & Lucy

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words Ruth, Brett and Lucy, it was a delight to have you stay at Casa Animas! We look forward to seeing you again, we hope you come back to Nerja soon! Melissa + Ashley
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4

Unique and tranquil Spanish house.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 3 weeks in this very Spanish house located in a lovely old Spanish street very near the town centre.The house was very clean and any issues we had were quickly resolved by Melissa.The owners art work in the house added to the character. We have visited Nerja on many occasions, but this was our first time in the centre and loved the location. All the bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as is the lovely El Salon beach. We will certainly visit again and would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone.

David and Anne, Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David and Anne, it was a pleasure to host you and we would love to see you again in Nerja soon. Best, Melissa
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is on Calle Animas, about 3 blocks from the Balcon de Europa and very close to all the best shops and restaurants. The beaches also are easy walking distance, including Burriana, our favorite. We did an easy day trip to Alhambra in Grenada, only about an hour away. The home itself is great for a family of four and is fully equipped. We did have a few issues with electrical fuses and the wifi, which were addressed instantly by Melissa or her associate. The street outside the house can be busy late at night, so sleeping can be interrupted if you are a light sleeper, particularly if you're from a more rural environment. Overall the stay was wonderful, and the home was beautifully furnished and detailed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, It was an absolute delight to have you and your family staying at Casa Animas. Thank you for taking such good care of the house during your stay and for your patience with the electrical issues, we have since then fixed all the problems with the fuse. We hope you return to Nerja soon and stay with us again. Best wishes, Melissa
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5

A beautiful authentic and tasteful spanish town house ideally located in centre of nerja.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in casa animas for a week with our 3 small children. It is a beautiful property, spacious, tastefully decorated and brilliantly equipped, with everything you could require on holiday. The outside courtyard was perfect for al fresco dining. It is great location, with all the main hustle and bustle of the town only a short 3 min stroll away. The owner Melissa could not have been more helpful and little touches like coffee, milk and butter provided on arrival as well as a small selection of Melissa's artwork made this stay very special. We could not recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Malaga airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
In Calle Gloria
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Baviera Golf
Nearest Train
52 Kilometres
Malaga City
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Kilometres
Towards Malaga or Granada city
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
A huge selection of restaurants close by
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Playa El Salon, Playa Calahonda
Car: not necessary

A beautiful, very spacious charismatic town house, Animas 28 is located in the centre of the town with all activity and everything you might need right on your doorstep.

The town has beautiful views of the sea and the mountains, particularly from its famous Balcon de Europa. There’s a selection of lovely little beaches in the town centre itself to choose from, all the restaurants, high street shops and night clubs, emergency clinics and chemists, all just five minutes walking distance from the house.

Frigiliana, the Caves of Maro, Maro and other stunning villages are just 15 minute drive from the house. Other activities such as water theme parks are perfect for a family day out, or for something more peaceful try the isolated nature park beaches, nudist beaches, scuba diving, waterfalls, walks and picnics in the mountains.

A nearby shopping mall for a bigger selection of shops is only 20 minute drive in Torre del Mar.

Both Malaga City and Granada are an hour away by car.

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Rates & Availability

Nerja House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer-Autumn 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,074
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
$755
 
 
Christmas and NY 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,008
 
 
Winter-Spring 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
$755
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 12 2017 - May 28 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,008
 
 
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,139
 
 
Peak summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,236
 
 
Summer- Autumn 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,139
 
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$820
 
 
Festive season 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 8 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,008
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 9 2018 - Mar 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$729
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 18 2018 - May 26 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,008
 
 
Summer 2018
May 27 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,139
 
 
Peak summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Sep 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,236
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$156
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $260

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Amenities

Nerja House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Blue bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    In-suit bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Artist's bedroom - 1 double , Big balcony overlooking the courtyard
    Writers bedroom - 1 double , With an en suite half bathroom with walk in wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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