Romantic, family villa with 2 double bedrooms and private, secluded pool
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About Clive Strawford
I am an IT freelance professional who has been very fortunate to travel the world with my job and have lived in Kuwait, China, Hong Kong, Malta, Portugal, Holland, Luxembourg and, occasionally, the UK :) I was born in Cheltenham, UK and am currently living in Spain while working in the Netherlands - very much the digital nomad
Clive Strawford purchased this Villa in 1984
Why Clive Strawford chose Benalmádena
I fell in love with this villa the very first time I travelled to mainland Spain back in the early 80s and have been living there off and on ever since.
What makes this Villa unique
The main selling points to me were the wonderful views of the sea and mountains, the tranquil setting and the proximity to the station making the villa secluded enough from the hustle and bustle of the local tourist spots yet near enough to take advantage of them whenever I wish.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Stay - Awesome Experience
We travelled with our two boys aged 7-10 as our first Villa holiday all together and it more than lived up to our expectations. The villa was lovely (the photos do not do it justice and could do with an update) really well appointed, super clean and made for a real home from home experience. When we arrived there was some basic food and drink supplies which was really appreciated, the villa was spotless and it made us feel completely ready to just relax. The train is so close it would be possible to holiday with out a car although we are really glad we did.
There were no real negatives we can give overall, even the communication with Clive and Debbie was great.
My only suggestions/feeback/advice would be :-
The most direct walk to the sea front required a walk up or down a mega steep hill which will certainly test your fitness although there are alternative routes. We only walked up it once which says more about our fitness lol
The master bed we found could do with an update both mattress and base. Nothing is like your own bed though so maybe it was more that. Pillows were great though.
I'd really like there to have been a brick BBQ to cook on (there was a portable one it the pool storage cupboard but we found it too late) as there's certainly plenty of room.
The garden area seemed wasted perhaps more of a feature could be made of it.
Put it this way as soon as we can we will re-book :D Can't give a bigger endorsement than that.
Exceptional stay. The villa was great along with the location. The train station was around a 7 minute walk serving a a lot of the coastal towns stretching from Fuengirola to the city of Malaga. Clive certainly went out of his way to help on a few matters we had . A mention to Debbie the cleaner ( well done).
Perfectly relaxing in a home from home
Lovely house with everything you need to make a home from home, but with much better weather! My only suggestion for improvement would be the provision of a folder with local information (train/bus timetables, information on supermarkets/restaurants etc,). People new to the area could feel a bit lost, especially if they don't have a car. Other than that, 5 stars all round.
Very well maintained and looked after in a lovely quiet area but close to bars, supermarkets, bus routes and train. Great communication with owner and property manager who make everything so easy. An absolute delight.
Fabulous Villa, Fabulous Location, Fabulous Host.
We have had many holidays on the Costa del Sol and this is certainly one of the best. The Villa is perfectly situated with sunshine on the balcony from 0700hrs and then sunshine on the pool area until 1900hrs. The views of the sea and the mountains are stunning. The Villa was very clean and tidy and had everything that we needed. We ate in for four nights and the kitchen/ oven facilities were excellent. We tried a couple of the local restaurants in Torremuelle which were really good, with a good choice of food and reasonably priced. We utilised the nearby train station and visited Torromolinos, Fuengerola(which has a very good and large market on Tuesdays), Los Boliches and indeed the Airport, all for around 2 euros per journey. Overall, we had a fantastic stay at the Villa, and will definitely return.The information pack was very useful, and when we had to contact Clive over a minor issue, he was brilliant and came straight round and stayed with us until it was sorted.(and we had a great chat)
Mick and Cheryl - 8th June 2019
Perfect location in a quiet residential area. Fabulous views and perfect for a chill in the sun.
Clive was great, replied really quickly to any questions we had. The location to the train station meant access to the whole coast was possible if we got tired of chilling!
Torremuelle is a quiet residential area situated on the coast midway between Torremolinos and Fuengirola. It is just 20 minutes from Malaga Airport. Torremuelle has its own railway station on the line from Malaga via the airport to Fuengirola. In fact the proximity of the railway station and the local bus services has meant that the majority of our clients do not hire a car.
Within the area there is a small supermarket, several cafes, bars and restuarants.
Golf: With an excellent 18-hole course at Torrequebrada (tel: +34 95 2442742) only 5 minutes away, and a choice of 30 other courses within one hour's drive you are ideally situated to make the most of your golfing holiday. The year round sun and easy day trips to such famous places as Granada, Gibraltar, Seville, Ronda and Cordoba make this area perfect for your holiday, golfing or not.