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Apartment Montaña Rosa

Bedrooms 1
Space 64 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Romantic, secluded casita in a lush garden with private pool.


Enjoy a Spring Break at Montaña Rosa in February or March for just €45 per night. Discover the beautiful Axarquia region as Spring awakens in a burst of colour on the flowering mountainsides.

Have you ever wanted a holiday free of cluttered beaches, high-rises and crowded pool areas?

Welcome to Montaña Rosa, your own private home from home where you can relax in the shady corners of your own private garden, lie in the warmth of the sun beside your own pool and dine on the nearby terrace with food fresh from your own barbeque.

It's intimate, peaceful and relaxing.

Set among the stunning, mountainous scenery of the Axarquia, Montaña Rosa is a large, self-contained casita nestled in a lush, sub-tropical garden with every facility for a relaxing break from life's stresses.

With a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom, you will immediately be drawn into the sense of peace and tranquility that imbues both home and garden. Relax by your private pool with some light food and wine or under the shade of the outdoor room with its long, low table and comfortable bamboo seating. Bring a good book to the table under the vine and feel time slow down or sit at the little table in front of the stone garden and plan your tomorrows. Later you can fire up the barbeque, cook a locally produced steak or fish from the market, and enjoy it all with a glass of fruity Rioja at the dining area near the pool. Time is your own, though it moves more slowly here than you may be used to.

Surrounded by olive and almond groves with wonderful walking paths and vistas right down to the coast. Long beach at Torre del Mar just 30 minutes away and plenty of white villages nearby to explore such as Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Periana and Comares - all beautiful in their own way and maintained to a high standard with planters and boxes of flowering plants. Each have their own regular festivals celebrating some aspect for which the town or village will be well known, from Alfarnate's cherry harvest to Periana's gloriously fruity olive oil. From gazpacho soup to the birthday of San Isidro, there's always a cause for celebrating something or someone with music, wine and food and the genuine bonhomie for which the locals are justly famous.

There are walking trails for the fit and not so fit, mountain climbing, off-road cycling routes, motor cycle routes along the rugged coastline, tours of Malaga's inspiring historical sites, art galleries - including the Picasso Museum - the magnificent historical botanical gardens at La Concepción (voted one of the best in Europe) and a bewildering array of restaurants, tapas bars and delis all on our doorstep or just a short drive away.

It's yours to discover and make your own, at your own pace, in your own time.


More Details

Tony Hartnett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Tony Hartnett

My wife, a professional artist, and I moved here after falling in love with this most unique and tranquil part of Spain, its warm and hospitable people and the ever-changing colours of the landscape. I gave up a career in graphic design to concentrate on this new venture, bringing more people into contact with a Spain not found in the glossy brochures. A vibrant, close-knit and welcoming Spain that still retains so much of what has sadly been lost to the stresses of a world in a hurry..

Tony Hartnett purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Tony Hartnett chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Montaña Rosa is a peaceful, relaxing and intimate experience, very different to the common perception of Spain as a place where crowded high-rise apartments clutter the coastline. Here you will be in touch with nature, with tranquility and with the traditions that still predominate in the towns and villages around us. Behind us and to the sides are the majestic mountains of Malaga's Nature Reserve. Straight ahead the valley meanders between further hills, layered in shades of pale mauve and blue, down to the coast where the Meditteranean sparkles in the sun.

High above the mountains eagles soar on the updrafts, searching for prey. Along the mountain paths Spring and Summer bring bursts of colour in a huge array of flowers and shrubs or fig trees laden down with sweet, sun-warmed fruit. Later in the year pomegranates, oranges and sweet kaki fruit are harvested, along with the olives that go to make the wonderful, fruity oil. We're surrounded by an abundance of glorious, natural produce.

What makes this apartment unique

Andalusia enjoys one of the world's healthiest climates and Montaña Rosa, at an elevation of over six bundred metres, has both the warmth of the sun and the cleanliness of pure mountain air that can invigorate mind, body and spirit.


Alfarnatejo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Apartment Montaña Rosa
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Onze vlucht had tweeënhalf uur vertraging waardoor we plots middernacht aankwamen. Tony wachtte ons op op de afgesproken plek en loodste ons naar hun huis vlakbij. De plek is minstens even paradijselijk als de foto's weergeven. Elke dag voelde als een nieuwe ontdekking van de tuin en de terrasjes. De slaapkamer is zeer groot met een heel groot en goed bed. Er stonden etenswaren in de koelkast zodat we toch nog met gemak konden avondeten en reeds ontbijt hadden voor de volgende dag. Tony en Denise zijn zeer respectvol en discreet en toch warm en hartelijk. De omgeving leent zich tot onmiddellijke bergwandelingen en stokoude grote olijfbomen. Het is er heel rustig en toch goed bereikbaar. Vlakbij is een café-restaurant met heerlijk authentiek eten aan spotprijzen. Ik zou met heel veel plezier naar deze plek en omgeving terugkeren. Er valt nog heel veel te ontdekken en herontdekken. En ik ben de eigenaars zeer dankbaar voor al hun goede zorgen op vele vlakken.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent a wonderful week here returning last weekend, neither of us wanted to leave. The visit enhanced by Denise and Tony's generosity, kindness and helpfulness. We spent the week eating, swimming in the fabulous pool, and catching up on much needed rest, but Montana Rosa is equally well placed for sight seeing, and exploring and experiencing the real Spain. The pictures of this property do not do it justice, it is simply beautiful, set with the stunning mountains as a backdrop. A big thank you to Tony and Denise for making our week extra special. Beckie & Skye

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beckie and Skye. Many thanks for your compliments and we're really pleased that you found your stay here both relaxing and revitalising. You will always be very welcome to return at any time. Tony & Denise..
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Gracious and helpful hosts, stunning scenery, excellent accommodation, friendly locals, good food nearby, at very reasonable cost. Full marks all round.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise and I thank you for your review and wish you both the best. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Montaña Rosa and very much hope to see you both again.
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  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 fantastic nights at Montana Rosa with my wife. We were given a lovely welcome by Tony and Denise along with the resident cats ☺. The most relaxing and romantic place to stay, I would recommend this lovely little house to anyone wanting to escape and unwind. Tony and Denise gave us complete privacy but were always on hand if we needed them. Thank you both and we will definitely see you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you both here, Delme, and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Dduw bendithia Gymru! Tony & Denise
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Que du bonheur...

  • 5 of 5

Nous disons: allez-y, retournez y.... Tout simplement exceptionnel aucune ombre au tableau... Bravo

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Nassera et Sylvain. Ce fut un plaisir de vous les deux ont ici. La prochaine fois que nous espérons parler plus Français!
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Relax y desconexión

  • 5 of 5

Un sitio ideal para relajarse y olvidarse de todo. En plena sierra, se respira aire puro, rodeada de muchas plantas, árboles y flores, el jardín es lo mejor sin duda de este apartamento rural, con todos los detalles al cuidado para que no te falte de nada, lo recomiendo y volvería encantada a pasar allí unos días tan fantasticos y maravillosos como los que he pasado junto a mi pareja, gracias a Tony y Denisse por todo, siempre atentos por si nos faltaba algo, te sientes realmente como en tu casa.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias, M y C, por sus visita y sus amables parablas. Denise y yo disfrutamos de su estancia y esperamos verle de nuevo.
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Rates & Availability

Alfarnatejo Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring break
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
High season
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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