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Traditional Spanish country house with Andalusian style in a beautiful setting

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom private country cottage with pool

Cortijo Del Monte, as its name suggests is hidden away on a mountain top overlooking Torrox village and the Mediterranean. Situated in the Montealegre area of Torrox countryside this traditional cottage provides a very comfortable home for your holidays where you can enjoy the sun by the pool or the breeze through the trees in the mature gardens, surrounded by grapevines and olive groves.

The house has a living room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and another full bathroom, there is a separate utility room. Outside there is a swimming pool, a BBQ area and plenty of terraces and gardens for you to relax and enjoy your holiday.

A deposit will be required on booking your holiday, payable by bank transfer.

Related to a possible cancellation, the quantity paid for the booking will be lost to amend possible profits and loss, considering that the owner could lose the opportunity to rent it again.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/00175

Property Manager
Nieves España Jiménez
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Nieves España Jiménez

Traditionally, Andalusian families, particularly families from the villa of Torrox, used to spend the winter or summer seasons in houses located in the countryside, normally known as "Cortijos", in order to gather olives or grapes between others fruits from the season. Consequently, almost each family in Torrox owned a house or "Cortijo" outside the village for this purpose. Our family has used this ancient tradition in Torrox in order to offer our customers a renewed version of "the Andalusian Cortijo" with the only aim of assuring your relax and enjoyment.

The first villa was built between the years 1985-1990, is the house that we called "Cortijo Del Monte". All the family contributed on building up the house, Mom, Dad and the kids, with the aim of enjoying weekends and holidays in the house... but only until the children grew up.

By chance, and coinciding with this time, a travel agent, who knew about our house, proposed us to rent the house; according to his opinion, the villa had all the optimal conditions to be offered as a house to rent. Consequently, we finally decided to rent it and since then our only goal is to offer the best service and comfort.

Afterwards, between the years 1998-2005, other villas were built up, as the ones called "Cortijo El Paraíso", "Cortijo Los Almendrales" and "Cortijo Del Sol". It is still a family business, Mom is responsible for cleaning inside the house and taking care of all the minimum details for keeping the charm inside home; on the other hand, Dad takes care of all exterior areas, as gardens, growing up trees and flowers, watering plants and cleaning and keeping the pool; and finally, the kids, that now are adults, particularly Carlos, is responsible for the design and diffusion of the villas in all the national and international websites.

Our only objective is to offer the best, so we do not scrimp on efforts or expenses to achieve that you finally enjoy the comfort, relax and charm of our villas.

Nieves España Jiménez purchased this cottage in 2005


Torrox Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Regarding the air conditioning: The electricity consumption is included in the total price, but the electricity consumed by the air conditioning machines is not included. The price will be charged at the end of your stay, so it will be discounted from the quantity paid as deposit. If you want to use the air conditioning, each kW consumed should be paid at 0.40 €/kW.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Traditional Spanish country house with Andalusian style in a beautiful setting
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Superb Rural Casa with Stunnning Views

  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for somewhere to stay that is peaceful and quiet with stunning sea and mountain views and only a 20 minute drive to the nearest sea side resort, then Cortijo Andulusi Del Monte is the place to stay. We had a fabulous relaxing time staying here. The grounds of the Casa are delightful and there is no shortage of places to soak up the sun or stay in the shade. The pool was superb and very well looked after. The Casa itself was also very comfortable and very clean and it was great to have the option of air conditioning in the bedrooms for those hot nights. We made lots of use of the BBQ and outdoor eating area. The main attraction for us though was the stunning views from the terraces and pool area. Sweeping views of the Med coastline and the mountains behind. Equally lovely at night with the lights twinkling from the villages and houses dotted around. We loved the Cortijo so much we didn't feel the need to venture too far. We enjoyed Nerja with its lovely streets and plenty of cafes and restaurants and also Torrox pueblo where we lunched in the main plaza with its unusual canopy of multicoloured umbrellas! A day trip to Granada to the Alhambra Palace, an easy 2 hr drive, was also very worthwhile. Communication with the owners was excellent both before and during our stay despite our lack of Spanish. Carlos speaks excellent English and both he and his father, Antonio, were friendly, charming and a delight to correspond with and when we needed help with something Antonio was at the house within ten minutes to sort it out for us. First class service. For a relaxing, peaceful break in the sun for the future we now feel we don't need to look anywhere else. Thank you, Antonio, Carlos and Nieves!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Bernardine for this wonderful and complete review. Our pleasure was to have your visit, it is always very easy to work with guest as you and your family. We really hope to hear from you again. Thanks again for choosing us. All the best. Carlos, Antonio & Nieves.
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Lovely villa with the most incredible views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location with views to sea and to mountains. Great outside space allowing for the family to spread out. Clean and well equipped throughout. Air con in bedrooms vital in August! But to get to such a beautiful location with its mind blowing views means a bit of a climb, first on the mountain road and then on a part surfaced track. A normal car can easily do it but not the kind of place to forget a pint of milk. Well worth the effort for a lovely villa and those incredible views. And the owners were friendly and helpful. A special place which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend as long as you don't mind a bit of driving.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Matti. Exactly, the villa has an amazing views and location, but to enjoy them, you need to go up. Thank you a lot for prising our service, it was a real pleasure to welcome you and it would be great to heard from you again. Best regards. Carlos & Antonio.
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an enjoyable and relaxing week at this beautiful villa. Antonio met us as arranged and was chaming and helpful and despite the not speaking much Spanish ourselves we communicated fine.

The Villa is cool and spacious with amazing mountain and sea views (and you get used to the steep road!) We loved the outdoor cooking and dining area and there are several quiet sitting areas dotted around the garden which was perfect for our teens to escape to and revise for exams!

Torrox was less than an hour from Malaga airport and very easy to get to. There is a choice of beaches, restaurants and villages to visit. We had a great holiday and would recommend others to visit. Thank you Antonio!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Miranda for taking some time on writing this great review. Thanks to you for choosing us. It will be a real pleasure to welcome you again in our little corner of Andalucía. We wish you all the best. Best regards Carlos, Antonio and Family
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Lovely stay in Torrox

  • 4 of 5

On arrival in Torrox the owner was waiting at a very clear spot to bring us to the house on top of the hill (550m) but before that he brought me to a supermarket to do some foodshopping because I arrived by taxi.

The house is exactly as it is described. It is in one word " beautiful "

The owners of the house speak Spanish and English and so very helpful and friendly.

If you are looking for a peaceful place this is the one you should hire.

What I missed is a quilt/duvet. I am not a fan of blankets but I have seen more places and these had blankets too. But this would be my tip to the owner.

Thnx again Antonio & Carlos for all your hospitality and great house we could stay.

Hopefully till next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much A.d.J for your review and for taking some time to do it. Thank you also for your tip, of course, we will keep in mind. It was a real pleasure to welcome you. We hope to hear from you one more time. Our best wishes. Carlos & Antonio.
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Perfect family holiday villa and location

  • 5 of 5

The most perfect holiday home we have ever stayed in! Everything was beautiful and immaculate; Carlos and his father have done an amazing job. Totally private and yet the pool and gardens were obviously maintained on a regular basis (very early in the morning). We have visited numerous holiday homes across Europe and all agreed this was the best yet. Close to quiet beaches and peaceful villages yet very easy access from Malaga(approx 1 hour). Nerja is 20 mins away with lots of restaurants, shops and beaches. Highly recommend for families with both young and teenage children. Thanks so much Carlos I really hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi V.C and Family, thank you very much for this positive review and for taking some time to write it. Your satisfaction and confort is our priority. Thanks a lot for choosing us and it will be a real pleasure to hear from you again. All the best for you and your wonderful family. Carlos & Antonio.
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids and were ecstatic with our stay at Cortijo del Monte.

If you like the look of the pictures then you'll be even more pleased with the real thing as it is much nicer in real life. Although inside is was lovely, it was the outdoor areas that made the holiday for us. There's a picnic table in a shady wooded slope, there's the coffee hut (as we called it) in the garden surrounded by birdlife and butterflies, the semi-circular balcony overlooking Torrox, the BBQ area for dining, and of course the pool area with almost 270 degree views. Loved sitting beside the pool in the evening watching the valley (the black tiles stored the heat from the day making sitting late on cooler evenings pretty comfortable).

If you're partial to a bit of bird-spotting it's a great place too. We're no experts but there was a huge raptor we saw regularly - plus a Nightjar that visited often as it got dark.

On a practical level, the pool area is gated for kids. There's aircon, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, espresso coffee maker (an essential for us). We never wanted for anything.

Carlos was very responsive during booking and during the stay. Antonio was massively helpful onsite and was very patient with my terrible Spanish (he speaks no English - non-Spanish speakers need not worry since between Carlos, Google Translate, and Antonio's expressive manner, little was left to chance).

The road to the villa is very steep and narrow. Easily doable in a VW Golf. We were a little concerned whether our driving skills could cope if we met a car going the opposite way... but that never happened in 2 weeks so we luckily never had to find out.

All in all, and excellent villa and a professional, friendly family team running the operation, wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David and Family, my son Carlos translated the commentary that you left in HomeAway. I want to personally thank you for this lovely gesture; it is very emotive what you say about the house and about us. As you have seen for yourselves, this is a family effort (there are no intermediaries), for us it is such a pleasure to know that our clients go away happy, having enjoyed their holidays, this is our objective. It brings us such pleasure to know that you have enjoyed our climate, our sun and our countryside. We are very grateful that you chose us and we hope to see you both and your beautiful daughters once again in Torrox. With kindest regards The Cortés Family.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Pavo Real
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Baviera Golf
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Pavo Real
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada (Granada)
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This fabulous tradition Spanish Cortijo is situated about an hour drive east of Malaga between the white villages of Torrox and Cómpeta. Torrox village is a drive of around 15 minutes and a distance of 6km approx. The house is located on a hilltop therefore enjoying truly fabulous views of the mountains, sea and coast between Nerja and Malaga. Cómpeta is also very close by at approx. 7km.

The access to the house is excellent. On leaving the motorway you have a short drive to the main Torrox/Cómpeta road (A-7207) and then 4.5km of this road before arriving at the Montealegre area of Torrox where you take an excellent track, most concreted to arrive at the villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123.06

Entired weeks are rented from Saturday to Saturday.

The electricity consumption is included in the total price, but the electricity consumed by the air conditioning machines is not included. The price will be charged at the end of your stay, so it will be discounted from the quantity paid as deposit. If you want to use the air conditioning, each kW consumed should be paid at 0.40 €/kW.

If you cancel your reservation or you leave the house before the contracted date, the amounts paid will be retained by the losses.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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