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David and Jacqui Cullimore

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, French via e.mail

Amazing Value Rental : Comares, Andalucia: Stunning Views & Great Pool

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Self-catering rental with private pool and views from Sea to Mountain

Vine Ridge studio is below the owners house. It is reachable within 1 hour from Malaga and situated less than 1 mile up a typical Andalucian track just below the beautiful 'Blanco'village of Comares .It has been designed to take full advantage of the 'Breathtaking' views which take into account both the Mediterranean and also the Rugged Mountain Ranges .'Vine Ridge' Studio is a flexible , comfy and well equipped self contained unit which is 'Excellent Value' in stunning surroundings . The accommodation includes use of a 'Roman ' stepped swimming pool from which the Mediterranean can be seen and also the peaks of Mount Maroma. There is also an outdoor shower.

It has plenty of terraces, outdoor tables and seating and from wherever you look you will see another view, which is appropriate as we located on the 'Buena Vista' walking route with it's amazing views of Andalucia.

Who are we ??: It is always nice to know who you are renting from :

Myself (David) and my wife Jacqui purchased this property in 2008 with the aim to offer ' Good Value' holidays which we would ourselves appreciate.

The Studio was opened in 2009 to a high standard but with realistic pricing to help people discover this stunning area of Spain.

We have 3 children, 2 of them at Malaga University and 1 works for us, and 3 friendly dogs.

Our aim is to allow couples and families to enjoy the beautiful Andalucian surroundings, which 'Vine Ridge' studio is designed to achieve .

The views still give us the 'WOW' factor after 3 years of living here and we are confident that they will do likewise for you .

We can offer baby sitting and Taxi services and hope that all our customers holidays will be enjoyable and fun at a very 'Realistic' price .

Within one hour of Malaga and you discover Vine Ridge !!

Local Activities and Comares Village Facilities: Comares can be reached in 10 min drive and 20 min walking and once there it's wonderful Moorish history can be enjoyed via its well planned walking route.

In the quaint village there are several restaurants where you can enjoy 'Spanish or English ' Fayre all child friendly.

Also a large communal swimming pool opened in July and August .

The following can be arranged :

Pony Trekking or Beginners Classes.

David can take you off road in his 4x4 .

The area lends itself to Walking and Mountain Biking .

Restaurants recommended .

Bird Watching .

Star Gazing in a very unpolluted sky.

5 Routes all around Comares and Vine Ridge

Less than an Hour and Less than 2 hours: Numerous Beaches ,Shopping , City Culture, Water Parks , Cinema .

The lovely resort of Nerja and it's famous caves .

The unspoilt beach resort of Torre Del Mar , with it's pleasant promenade , numerous parks area and diverse eateries.

Mountain drives as short or long as you require.

Malaga city centre is just under the hour and it's culture and shopping facilities are often missed by travellers who just use the airport facilities.

The wonderfully historic city of Granada is reachable in less than 2 hours.

Also Gibraltar is just a day out from Vine Ridge

Please look at our website for full details and many more photographs, though no photographs can do justice to the sunning views at Vine Ridge.


More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David and Jacqui Cullimore (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish, French via e.mail

About David and Jacqui Cullimore

We are David and Jacqui Cullimore and along with our 3 daughters and to a lesser extent 3 pet dogs run Vine Ridge and also the other properties we manage or help with bookings for our friends.

Our desire to move to Spain was fuelled by the better quality of life and also to give our 3 children the opportunity to be fluent in another major language, whilst giving us the chance to work for ourselves in a great industry , who doesn't love a holiday and we meet all our valued guests in one of their happiest and most relaxed time of their year.

David and Jacqui Cullimore purchased this apartment in 2008

Why David and Jacqui Cullimore chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

The atmosphere of the area coupled with the stunning location.

This is the real and untouched Spain, great value prices in bars/ restaurants etc, with stunning views all round.

Vine Ridge has flexibility and allows us to meet guests needs from single travellers to extended families and groups of friends, fairly unique as a rental.


What makes this apartment unique

Possibly one of the best views in Spain !



based on 58 traveler reviews

Amazing Value Rental : Comares, Andalucia: Stunning Views & Great Pool
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

Excellent place and amazing value

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend the Cullimore's Vine Ridge for a beautiful,relaxing and fully equipped studio to come and stay. We have stayed there 3 times and are about to book again for next year. The views are stunning, it's quiet and once you've driven the track its no problem. David and Jacqui are perfect hosts, they are there if you need them but not intrusive. Elder daughter Gemma cooks fab homemade pizzas to buy that we can recommend if you fancy a break from cooking or going out. The dogs are so friendly and come for a visit every morning. Vine Ridge is excellent value for money, you will not find better. The outside area is big with plenty of seats and various bbq that we used almost daily on our last holiday. The double bed is lovely for star gazing. What more could you want for a truly relaxing holiday.

John and Lynne Poole

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very pleasing review from a great couple who once they discovered us have started to become regulars and also introduce their friends to this amazing area of Spain. It is lovely that everything we have worked hard to achieve is appreciated by all our valued guests and recommendations and repeat business was always the first thing we were looking to achieve when we set up Vine Ridge. Many thanks once again.
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Chilaxing retreat.

  • 5 of 5

As usual made very welcome by David and Jacqui, every thing you need from Sun breath taking views lovely pool accomadation has Been well thought out. It's a beautiful place to wake to too and have your breakfast looking out too the coast in the distance and near mouintains. We have been about 5 times now and not bored with it, Thanks to David and Jacqui for all the holidays we have had.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a great repeat customer which we always appreciate and helps keep giving us confidence that we are getting it right, but I guess with these views we always knew that like minded customers would understand why we created this lovely retreat. Many thanks once again.
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Dream holiday location

  • 5 of 5

In thirty years of visiting Spain I haven't stayed anywhere near as good as this break at Vine Studios for the combination of panoramic mountain-to-seaviews from the window; the quiet and privacy; the warmth and attention to detail of David & Jacqui; the scent of almond blossom in the evening (if you are here in Jan/Feb!); birdlife of eagles, warblers and hoopoes and more that even Chris Packham would be happy with; and should you tire of what's on your doorstep then with several big lung-fulls of mountain air you can walk up to the bar in Comares in 20 mins. Also, should you need more than the unbroken view of sunrise to awaken you then the powerful, hot shower and Spanish filter coffee will have bouncing into the morning! Thanks David & Jacqui - I think it hardly needs saying but Hasta Pronto!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review, which as per usual we are very proud of and what a lovely couple who really understand all we offer at Vine Ridge and how amazing this very special part of Spain is. There is not much to add apart from a BIG thank you and please find out for yourselves.
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Relfections from a Poolside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in the hillsides of Andalucia, the VineRidge Retreat provides the perfect home to explore the beautiful hillsides and landscapes on your doorstep. The view from the pool is breathtaking, and David and Jacqui are hosts par excellence, who could not be more accommodating and helpful, aided by the 3 amigos, Chico, Bruno and Charlie, who became our four-legged friends of the highest order.

The apartment was perfectly setup for us and opening the door onto amazing, morning sunshine and sitting outside for breakfast is a experience wish hope to repeat soon, and one I highly recommend.

The area is perfect for walks for those sturdy of foot, and the trail up to the beautiful village of Comares is worth it for the view. Great food is on hand at the small bars and restaurants, and the mini mart at the top of the village has all needed for a week self catering.

A fantastic holiday and one that will be repeated in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review from a couple that not only needed a break from hectic life in the UK but also totally appreciated what we offer at Vine Ridge, it is always lovely guests feel the same for this amazing area of Spain as we do and we look forward to seeing them back soon.Thank you once again.
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Lovely couple, amazing views....loved the dogs!

  • 4 of 5

We were very well looked after by David and Jacqui. Beautiful views from the apartment and we loved the dogs, they made the holiday for our little boy! The apartment was lovely, with pretty much everything we needed. The track up to the apartment was pretty hairy but we got used to it. Comares was very picturesque and we loved the bar in the main square. Our only criticism would be that the outside/communal areas could in our opinion be neatened up a bit with regards to the sunbeds and bbq area. Otherwise we would highly recommend staying at Vineridge and would certainly return!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasant review from lovely guests and it is appreciated that they like the effort that all at Vine Ridge including the our popular dogs make to provide a great holiday experience, plus they enjoyed staying in the apartment which we are very proud of. The final 5 minute drive to Vine Ridge does lead to the stunning views and over the years all our guests just plod up and appreciate the end result, which usually leaves them speechless once the views are witnessed. We strive for 5 out of 5 at Vine Ridge so a little bemused about the communal area comments, as we are not sure why 8 sunbeds , 4 of which were new this year and 4 BBQ's ,3 which customers can move to their desired location and one which is big enough to cook for 10 guests alone , plus the very popular Victorian bed with Moorish influenced covers which guest seem to love is not to their taste, but feedback is appreciated. As per usual thank you for taking the time to write a review and I hope when they return we will be getting a 5 out of 5. Many thanks.
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Tranquil paradise with internet access.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice little studio apartment with a view out onto a beautiful valley. As with a lot of inland Spain, the views are stunning.

The property is easy to find and the track you traverse, to get to it, is pretty good (easily achievable in a Panda).

The pool is lovely, it is very quiet and there is a track that provides a pleasant walk up to Comares, a little village perched right on top of a rocky edifice.

For peace and tranquillity, look no further. Relax and chill.

I am an explorer, however, so my only minor gripe was that it is quite a long way from anywhere, though the more commercial coast (not really my thing) is not too far away. For the intrepid, there are plenty of mountain roads to explore and even higher villages but I would recommend Antequera's Alcazaba, via El Torcal Natural Park, which is beautiful in June. I also visited Ronda but that's a fair old distance but so worth it. There is a nice lake, to the north, but not much around it.

If I was the chilling by the pool type, this would have been 5 stars but I do like the historic architectural side of Spain so the remoteness was a massive plus but also a technical minus. The eating places, in Comares, were also reasonable with the one by the racket courts being the best.

Good shower, didn't watch the TV, played CDs on the DVD player. bed was comfortable. Good Wi-Fi.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A great review from a well traveled guest and so many lovely points mentioned in reference to Vine Ridge, the local area and further afield. We would just add that if you look at our website under the "places to see section" we cover off everything from on our doorstep , to a 3 hour drive away and all in between. For example Malaga is the same distance as Antequera just one hour and the old part is charming and historic and Granada is only 2 hours away with it's world famous Alhambra Palace. So peace and tranquility but also history, culture and beaches are all achievable from Vine Ridge. Thank you again.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A7 KM 272
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: recommended

Comares is a picturesque 'blanco' village uniquely nestling 739 metres above sea level, with amazing views from the sea to sierras.The village is reachable within 1 hour from Malaga and 1hour 20 mins from Granada.

Within the hour the amount of attractions available are numerous and diverse ranging from walks to go-carting , pony trekking to water parks ,beaches to historic cities , Spanish bars to English cinema , Air -condition shopping centres to cobbled street villages and golf courses to sandy beaches.

Nerja with it's quaint beaches and famous caves is also only 1 hour away and you can be parked and skiing at Sierra Nevada within 2 hours.

If you simply want to relax then the Andalucian countryside lends itself wonderfully to picnics, birdwatching , star gazing , painting and dramatic photography .

Many people are amazed as to the flexibility of this region of Spain which allows such a 'varied vacation' to be easily achievable within its boundaries .

'Med to Mountains' !!!

Other Activities: Yoga

Golf: The nearest golf course is approx a 40 minute drive away.The 18 hole Baveria Golf Course is between Velez Malaga and Torre Del Mar and membership is not required.Details on request.

Ski: The nearest ski resort is in Sierra Nevada approx a 1hour 45 min drive away .

There is a lot more information on our website :



Rates & Availability

Comares Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter/ Early Spring
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A provisional booking can be made by e.mail or telephone, this allows confirmation of flights to be arranged .A firm booking requires a 25% non-refundable deposit payable in UK pounds or €. Full payments is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Further details are available on request.
The smaller poolside studio is from £149 - £199 and the apartment from £199 - £299 depending on the season.
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Comares Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A pretty blue bathroom with a large walk-in 'Mosaic 'tiled shower to relax -in .
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A 'Romantically ' designed bedroom area with a light feel about it , a comfortable wooden double bed with bedside tables . A large mirror and pictures help to enhance the area and there is plenty of storage . The bathroom leads off from this zone giving an en-suite feel about it. We have added a sofa-bed to this accommodation, which is ideal for parents with small children. PLEASE THE MAIN PART OF THIS ADVERT DESCRIBES OUR LARGER STUDIO, WE ALSO HAVE A BIGGER APARTMENT THAT CAN SLEEP 4 AND ALSO A SMALLER STUDIO THAT CAN ONLY SLEEP 2. FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: WWW.VINERIDGERETREATS.COM
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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