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Independent, cared-for villas between the Andalusan mountains; enjoy the silence

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Silence, relaxation, comfortable furniture, A/C, heating, internet access, pool

Finca Marico with its own private pool. You will always be the only guest. The pool is 10 m x 4 m with interior lighting. Swimming at night is an unforgettable experience, in which you can see the flickering stars. The romantic Finca Marico is located on a 2.5 hectare plot of land with an Andalusian style that sleeps two to seven people. Through a 150 m path (lighted) from the house, you will arrive at the private car park, which is sheltered by eucalyptus and cypress trees; it is not visible from outside. You will have a 40 m2 pool available (only for you, illuminated), as well as a washer, a dishwasher, bed linens, towels, a kitchen with four gas burners, an electric oven, an oven, a microwave, a granite worktop, complete equipment; all without additional costs.

Finca Marico combines an outdoor Mediterranean life with bourgeois comfort. The buildings are located on the south side, connected by terraces, gardens and a pavilion with vineyards. Finca The waching machine include powder detergent and guests with children appreciate them greatly for washing clothes, so they are fresh the next day, which lightens their luggage.

Sierra de Almijarra / de Tejeda natural park offers hiking routes (maps are available in the living room) and Baviera Golf offers golf on the coast. This is the ideal place to be for your holiday, whether alone or in a group, and for the most demanding. Here, you will find peace and relaxation being the only guests. Our beloved administrator, Alejo, will attend to you. In all of the washbasins there are soap dispensers with pH balanced soap. There are also soap dispensers in the shower full of pH balanced aloe vera shower gel.

Additional information:

We would be delighted to send you our brochure or portfolio with more detailed information. Take a look at more pictures on our website. Finca Marico features a high-speed internet connection and Wi-Fi. The telephone is a VoIP telephone with a simple mode of operation. Calls from Germany are a very low cost (and normal price for local calls). You will also have the option to call German fixed lines for 2 cents a minute. German wireless calls cost 17 cents a minute.


You can travel in car or a plane by flying directly into Malaga and later by renting a car at the airport. You will be able to find detailed information in the brochure and the information folder that we, with much pleasure, will send you. Our administrator will welcome you and show you the finca. If your arrival is delayed, the administrator will be waiting, and if you arrive during the night, everything will be lit up and open. The administrator will go the next morning. He will be present on the finca for a few hours, depending on the weather, various times per week to water the plants, clean the pool and to tend the garden. Cheap flights are found through Ryanair, Condor, Airberlin, TUIfly, Easy Jet, GermanWings, Lufthansa, and Iberia, Vueling.

Cultural sites close to the finca/climate:

Hours away by car:

Granada (Alhambra) is 2.5 hours away; Seville is 3.5 hours away; Ronda is 3 hours away, Cordoba is 2.5 hours away; Toledo is 5 hours away, Gibraltar is 3 hours away. From Algeciras, it is 3 hours to Ceuta or Morocco. La Axarquía (Rincón de la Victoria until Nerja) has the most temperate climate in Europe. The location between the sea and the mountains creates a constant temperature that allows the cultivation of olives, almonds, wine, persimmons, avocados, sugar cane, mangos and papayas.

More Details

Ralf Hansen
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ralf Hansen

I, myself, live in a small village by the sea, enveloped in a natural paradise in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany and I work as an engineer in the capital, Kiel.

Ralf Hansen purchased this house in 1983

Why Ralf Hansen chose Salares

Since I was born in a similar Mediterranean climate in Ciudad del Cabo where I lived until I was 8 years old, here, in northern Germany, we missed the delightful Mediterranean weather. Where could you find a better place than Andalusia to build a Mediterranean house? The delightful climate, the stunning landscape, and the plants and flowers on the hillsides of the mountains have captured us. The air is so fresh and the silence is deafening. I, myself, can recuperate completely from the intense professional world, in a short time in this refuge. I can recuperate my strength and compensate it with work in the countryside, the house and technology. I invest a large part of my time on the maintenance and development of both villas, which I simply enjoy, as well as to see how my flowers and trees grow. As every year, I am still able to improve the houses and facilities, as well as figure out how I can integrate the latest modern technology in those facilities. Why not control the plant watering by iPhone? Watering takes a lot of time to complete and the systems (pumps, hoses, valves, relays, regulations) should function in a way that every plant obtains a guaranteed amount of water, especially during the summer months. Therefore, there we were, 20 years ago, with friends on the balcony, looking down towards the valley and we thought, how lovely would it be to automatise everything? We passed the thought off as something utopic and dreamlike. Now it is possible - amazing, right? Often, nights are more than you expect, since there is so much to tell underneath the stars. Because, with a good red wine, manchego cheese cut into slices and stars, no one will want to go to bed early. I also sleep better in my house on the farm. A huge breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice gives good luck to the start of the day for everyone! Discover for yourself, the beauty of this royal, enchanting oasis.

What makes this house unique

The view towards the south of the valley, to this extent of the Mediterranean, on clear days without humidity (evaporation) allows you to see Africa, and the Rif mountain range across the sea. It is better than television! You will have the option to go on daily hikes through the mountain range. Behind the gate, to the left, and after 500 metres, you will be in the natural park and entering the mountains. Be it through sinuous hikes or through hikes accompanied with wooded trees (Incona, State) you will be able to arrive at 1800 m or even more, above Maroma. You can walk for hours, always discovering something new. When I return to the finca, this created idyll delights me. I often do not wish to go far because there is always something to do in the house: read, write, water, plant, prune, replace, renovate and improve things. I like when everything goes as planned and is in order. After a few days on the finca, when I need to get out, I also go on excursions and there is much to choose. Between five to fifteen kilometres there are beautiful, tiny villages with Arab influence (for example, the village completely destroyed in the Civil War and newly constructed in 2005, Acebuchal, which is reached across from a river). For full-day excursions, you can follow the Seneca Route, the Romans and the Arabs. All in the course of one day! Including Gibraltar Tarifa, Ronda, Malaga, Cordoba, Granada, Alhama de Granada, the Alpujarras, Almería y Nerja. Oh, there is so much to say and tell and not enough space here! After work, why not go to Nerja for a coffee and cake in the afternoon, or to the huge Venetian ice cream parlour (the others are not so good), followed by a visit to the Balcón de Europa, a mile away. Alternatively, you could simply eat outside. Therefore, you can recover peace through different means.


Salares House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Bitte bringen Sie Ihren Hausmüll selbst in die am Straßenrand stehenden Beige-Blauen öffentlichen Mülltonnen. Das ist das für alle übliche Verfahren.
  • Schließen Sie bitte immer beim Verlassen der Finca und abends die Sonnenschirme. Nehmen Sie bitte die Sitzkissen und Auflagen ebenfalls abends hinein
  • Bitte rufen Sie uns gleich an, wenn Ihnen ein Defekt auffällt, damit wir sofort reparieren/ersetzen können und Ihre Finca-Freude erhalten bleibt.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Delightful in summer
    Separate toilet - toilet
  • We provide sheets and towels. Free washer use is provided. You will be able to easily wash towels, bathroom linen and your children´s clothing when you wish. Free washing powder for two washes is provided. You will be able to dry your clothes on the drying rack behind Casa Antigua or on easily collapsible racks (2) on the spacious terrace. The easily collapsible drying racks are found in the closet behind the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms with two single beds, one single, two baby cots. Casa Azul (3 beds) especially equipped for children and adolescents. Casa Azul does not have a bathroom. Casa Antigua (2 beds) and Casa Jardín (2 beds), both feature air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This idyllic facility is fully equipped. You will find a pool, patio furniture, insect proof windows, a fireplace, an electric heating for cold winter nights, fans, two inside showers, one outside shower, a collection of Spanish and English books, a radio, and a CD player. You will also find a complete kitchen with refrigerators and freezers, a gas and electric kitchen, a microwave and a dishwasher (including detergent), a barbecue, a washer, a 40 m2 swimming pool (from May to October), a satellite TV, and broadband Internet access. You will have a VoIP telephone available, in which minutes will be billed separately. It is important that you feel comfortable with us. Feel free to contact us with any doubt. The amenities and the charm of Finca Marico will delight you. Experience your holiday on Finca Marico and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.


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Independent, cared-for villas between the Andalusan mountains; enjoy the silence
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Lovely place with beautiful suroundings

  • 4 of 5

We had a very plesant week at Finca Marico. The house has everything and more for an unforgettable holiday. It was very clean and well equipted. Ralf the owner stayed in the other house during our stay and he did everything to make our stay for us and our son of 21 months even more perfect. You can tell he absolutly loves his property and guests and takes very good care of it. The terras is perfectly save for a little kid.

The view is breathtaking, you are high up in the mountains. That's the only thing, from the coast you have to drive 30-45 minutes through the mountains and the last part is very steep. It's far up in the hills and if you have a fear of heights the way to the Finca is a challenge.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Spaanse pracht

  • 5 of 5

Onze eerste Spaanse ervaring was er eentje om te onthouden. Op een uurtje van Malaga luchthaven en na een toch wel avontuurlijke rit in de bergen met prachtige uitzichten in Finca Marico aangekomen te zijn, konden we niets anders dan zeer tevreden zijn met onze keuze van vakantiehuis. Werkelijk alles is hier aanwezig: huisraad in overvloed, wasmachine, airco, grote koelkast(en), comfortabele bedden, bedlinnen, handdoeken, zwembad, WIFI (!), teveel om op te noemen, .... Finca Marico is ontzettend goed onderhouden, omgegeven door prachtige bloemen en planten. Gelegen met adembenemend zicht op de bergen. Geweldig om te vertoeven. De huiseigenaar is super vriendelijk en was uiterst behulpzaam zowel voor als tijdens ons verblijf. Beetje afgelegen, maar laat dit u niet afschrikken: wij zijn er bijna iedere dag op uitgetrokken: Competa, Malaga, Archez, Nerja, Frigiliance, ... We hebben ontzettend genoten van ons verblijf in Spanje en vooral in Finca Marico. Wij kunnen dit huis van harte aanbevelen aan iedereen die houdt van comfort, rust, privacy en prachtige natuur!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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schöne Finca unter Spaniens Sonne

  • 5 of 5

sehr netter und zuvorkommender Vermieter, sehr guter Service: also das rundum sorglos-Paket.

Dadurch wird ein sehr erholsamer Urlaub gewährleistet. Es werden alle Wünsche erfüllt.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöner Urlaub in ruhiger Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Viel Platz zum Erholen und Entspannen.Sehr gute Ausstattung der Einrichtung und ein netter Gastgeber.Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Super maison atypique perchée dans la montagne ! Un petit paradis :)

  • 5 of 5

Superbe vue pour prendre le petit déjeuner. Super piscine pour se relaxer.

Tout est parfait pour déconnecter.

Nous reviendrons !!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Paisibles vacances dans une villa merveilleuse

  • 5 of 5

Une Finca typique, très jolie, très insolite avec des petites terrasses pour chaque moment de la journée! Le propriétaire est un amoureux des fleurs ce qui rend la Finca très agréable, 'habitée' et personnelle. On se sent directement chez soi, serviettes en abondance, fond de cuisine, très important un hôte à l'écoute, soucieux du bien être de ses locataires.

Rien à redire sauf qu'on y retournera tellement l'endroit est magnifique, si vous voulez vous reposer, faire de belles balades, profiter de la nature, tout y est! Encore un grand merci pour ce séjour plus que réussi.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Salares Canillas de Albaida, Archez
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Baviera Golf Club La Caleta
Nearest Train
78 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Salares Canillas de Albaida, Archez
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Torre del Mar, Nerja
Car: recommended

The finca Marico has its own ground and private pool. Finca Marico is located 750 metres above sea level.Marico is located near large cultural cities east of Malaga at the Costa del Sol to the south of Maroma (2065 m), and 400 m from the Sierra de Almijara/Tejeda nature park, between the Archez-Salares, Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta Moorish wine villages. Enjoy the Mediterranean views (10 straight kilometres on a mountainous motorway 23 kilometres from the coast). Malaga Airport, where you have the option to rent a car, is 78 km away. In Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta, you will find a place to buy daily necessities, restaurants, and there are many Costa del Sol touristic centres in La Caleta, Torre del Mar and Vélez Málaga. There are also golf courses (Baviera Golf). The sun and temperate mountain breeze create an enjoyable dry climate. Here, you will find perfect peace. Behind, like a backdrop, the tall trees guarantee silence.

Other activities:

Jog through the sinuous paths between the mountains, hike with views of Granada or walk and enjoy the stunning natural park setting. The company Salamandra in Cómpeta, also offers, for example, mountain biking, kayaking and caving (visit their website).


You will be able to play golf on the coast, which you will see marked on the motorway: Baviera Golf Club. Please, call the club for any further information.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $37.22
Tax Rate 25.0%

In den Monaten November bis inklusive April Pool auf Anfrage.

Mietpreise inklusive: Strom, Wasser, Gas, Heizung, Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Endreinigung.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.