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Beautiful villa with traditional annexe in charming hillside village

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Modern Villa with traditional cottage annexe


Casa Daimalos, along with the village house next door, has been lived in by the owners for three generations. This charming house has its own secluded swimming pool and is set on the edge of a small village, looking out across a sheltered valley planted with olives, almonds and vines, and crowned with the ruins of a Moorish castle. The village church has a tower adapted from the oldest minaret in Andalucia and a Mudejar ceiling plus recently discovered, rather worn, 18th century frescoes. The key can be found with the ladies who will order your bread.

The extensive terrace area is shaded by a vine-covered pergola, and the garden is full of fruit trees and flowers, including yuccas, jacarandas, bourgainvillea, aloes, oranges, lemons, grapefruit and a pomegranate.

Inside, the large (40 sq. m.) sitting/dining room, has an informal family character, with antique furniture, an open fireplace and a library with hundreds of books: these include (normally found on the right-hand side of the shelves) a memoir called The Bottle Brush Tree, written by the owner and describing how he and his wife discovered Daimalos, plus a book of poems called Sketches from the Sierra Tejeda by John Fuller who was a frequent visitor.

This house, sleeping four, can be rented together with the old village house which sleeps six and can share all the facilities of Casa Daimalos. Casa Daimalos can also be rented separately and is an ideal base for walking and exploring, especially in spring and autumn.


The 200 year-old village house, next to the village fountain, with entrance planted with bourganvillia and troughs of flowers, has an atmospheric sitting room with many original features, including ancient beams and cane ceilings, an open fireplace and alcoves for storing earthenware wine jars. Steps lead down to an adequately equipped kitchen with gas oven and four hobs, plus fridge/freezer. There is a twin-bed double bedroom leading from the sitting room, and down a couple of steps is another bedroom with double bed and tiled shower room. There is access to a small patio, filled with sweet smelling jasmine. The door from the patio leads on to a small track directly opposite Casa Daimalos. A charmingly primitive staircase leads up to the twin-bedded master bedroom occupying the entire first floor with door to a secluded vine-covered roof terrace and built-in barbecue. There is a large en-suite bathroom.

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Adam Seymour-Davies
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Adam Seymour-Davies

Hugh and Georgina bought the village house in 1973, and spent Summer holidays there with their two children Adam and Dan. Twenty years ago they bought a large plot of land next to the house, and built what is now Casa Daimalos with its gardens and secluded pool. Three generations of the family still regularly visit for holidays; the village is very close to our hearts.

Adam Seymour-Davies purchased this villa in 1973

Why Adam Seymour-Davies chose Daimalos Vados

These properties will appeal to those who want to holiday in a slightly more remote (but convenient) location away from the main tourist areas. The houses are located on the edge of a traditional Andalucian village in a stunning hillside rural spot.


Daimalos Vados Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: Located on the edge of the tiny village of Daimalos in the hills above Velez Malaga, this house looks out from its roof-terrace across a sheltered valley to a hill crowned with the ruins of a Moorish castle. The properties can be let together by a large party of up to 10 guests in total and then all guests can then share the superb outdoor facilities. Both houses are not suitable for children under 3. The cottage is available for long lets out of season. Please email for prices. Guests are asked to leave by 10am and not arrive until after 5pm to allow time to clean the houses. Outside: The main house has a large private pool of 4x8m, BBQ, 4 sun beds and 12 garden chairs and a large table. It has a beautiful mature garden, full of flowers and fruit trees, including yuccas, bougainvilleas, hibiscus, oranges, lemons, figs and pomegranites. The extensive terrace area is partly shaded by a vine covered pergola and flowering trees, the rest is open for sunbathing.Th


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Beautiful villa with traditional annexe in charming hillside village
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here august 2017 had the best holiday ever! The villa and cottage at the end of the garden gate are fab set in the mountainside of the quaint village of Daimalos both properties are very clean and comfortable the villa has plenty space to relax & bring two families together they have everything you need including fab wifi in the villa & all around the pool . The pool was fantastic & well used by us all plenty of sunbeds & lots of shaded areas also for some time out of the sun as it's hot! Also around the pool is a fab orchard lemons lime oranges etc. The villa & cottage have a very rural & rustic feel to them just what we love!

A car is a must staying here although there is a villiage a few minutes down the hill with a fab little pub and a restaurant there you need a car to go out and about for shopping etc lots of shops around at the bottom of the mountain Lidl being our favourite.the locals in this quaint village are very friendly a few English live there always happy to help .

The owner is extremely helpful if you do need to contact him at any point before or during your stay

One recommendation would be some air conditioning units in the bedrooms no big deal really as you do get used to the heat but they would be ideal on the extremely hot nights

Thanks again for letting us share your fantastic home

We definitely plan to return to this gorgeous hidden gem 😀?

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two beautiful, traditional homes with pool - perfect for our group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

I have recently returned from a week away with my husband and three friends in these really unique holiday homes. There was plenty of room for us all, as we spread out across both houses. The original house is just across the path from the main villa and remains practically unaltered, and very traditionally Spanish. Next door, the owners built a more spacious villa in keeping with the wider village. This house has stunning views over the mountains and a beautiful private pool surrounded by fully grown gardens (including a lemon tree - handy for G&T!). Everyone could keep their own hours because of the separated living arrangements, but we cooked and dined together in the villa house every day, which has a large terrace and outdoor dining table.

Sunny days were spent around the pool, catching sun and reading from the very impressive library, and we also visited some lovely nearby villages and a winery, enjoyed spectacular views from the ruined castle on the other side of the valley, and had paella at a beach restaurant on the coast. You can tell this is a family home and not just some holiday villa. It feels just like being invited to stay at a friend’s place in the mountains! Both homes have been lovingly decorated with traditional Spanish antiques, unlike many rental villas.

The private garden is really peaceful, being right on the edge of this small Andalusian village. I can’t recommend the place highly enough. I’ve already booked in again for next season. Thank you Adam and Family

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan, thank you so much for your lovely comments; we're absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our home and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the Summer. Adam & family
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in the house, everything we needed was there. Beautiful views.

The village was very small and quiet. For shopping half an hour by car.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.