Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 11 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Casa Victoria far exceeded all our expectations for our 2 week stay in August 2019. The Villa was exceptionally clean and there are many small touches that the owner has made that make it feel like home from home. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of plates, mugs, glasses, cutlery and cookware for the 9 of us. The decor in each of the bedrooms was individual and welcoming. There is ample seating & eating areas in and around the villa & grounds with the added benefit of plenty of opportunity for shade. The swimming pool was a huge hit with all ages and is cleaned every day. There are ample sun loungers and beach towels to use as well as play equipment & toys for children (& adults).
There is a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board in the villa to use and air conditioning throughout. The outside bar provides an additional area to store and prepare food & drink next to the BBQ area.
The owner, Victoria, was very helpful and welcoming and shared fruit and eggs with us during our stay as well as offering advice regarding the local area and facilities.
There is a 15 minute drive down to Marbella & Puerto Banus where you will find supermarkets, shops, restaurants, bars and lovely beaches. The villa is about 1km from the village of Istan which has a small selection of bars/restaurants serving typical spanish food, a bakery, small convenience store & bank. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk into Istan, although I would recommend using a torch/phone if you are returning to the villa in the dark.
Overall, Casa Victoria provides an excellent base for exploring this area of Spain. The villa is of a very high standard in terms of cleanliness and facilities and I would certainly recommend it as a holiday base.
Gracias Victoria por toda su ayuda y amabilidad durante nuestras vacaciones en su encantadora villa.
Fabulous villa in Istan
We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful property. Everything was just as described on the website. Spotlessly clean house with 5 good sized bedrooms & very comfortable beds. Great clean pool area and gardens. Weather very hot in July but cool mountain breezes were welcomed. Would thoroughly recommend and would love to go back.
Istan itself is a lovely little village, a little quiet as you would expect. On our last night there a number of restaurants were closed (a Tuesday night). But we found a lovely restaurant 25 mins away in Marbella (El Carnicero 2) which was just perfect. Hotel nearest the house doesn't operate a restaurant which was a little disappointing.
All in all though a great holiday villa & area.
Stunning villa in a superb location
We had an absolutely brilliant time at casa Victoria. The photos don't really show how good it is. Victoria and her daughter Maria were really helpful whenever we needed anything. Short walk into Istan an a quiet road (watch out for cyclists) and lively bar and good restaurant. 20 mins down to the coast on a great road if you don't mind hairpins. Overall an excellent villa in a great location.
Peace in a lovely, comfortable home
Everyone in the family enjoyed our stay in Casa Victoria. The house was beautiful and had everything we needed. The generous outside space allowed us many places to go for a quiet moment and to enjoy the lovely views. Victoria herself couldn't have been more kind and helpful which we really appreciated. No one could be unhappy in this setting and with Victoria always ready to help.
10 stars out of 5!
Eleven of us stayed at Casa Victoria at the end of July.
The villa exceeded all our expectations, which were quite high to begin with. Everything was in pristine condition and we had all the facilities we needed at hand for a comfortable stay. The majestic view, lovely house and lush gardens (complete with grapes and fruit we could pick off trees) are even more beautiful than the photos imply. There was plenty of space for all of us and several cozy corners to sit together and enjoy the warm evenings. The host family were wonderful and took each of our questions and requests very seriously. They were quick, efficient and patient in helping us with whatever we needed.
The pool was perfect for all of us: the children, who barely got out of the water, could splash around, and those of us who appreciate a bit of swimming and diving could occupy the deep end. There was an abundance of pool toys and inflatables to entertain ourselves with. The water felt cool when first getting in, but offered relief from the hot sun and became comfortable once you had spent a minute in it.
The 15-minute drive along the curvy hillside road to the villa left everyone with lasting impressions. Coming from flat country, it took some getting used to at first and (depending on the driver's ability to contain his zeal) made one or two of us a bit seasick from time to time. The views it offered were stunning, however, and most of us found it positively thrilling.
The remote location also means you get to relax in a secluded and peaceful environment, with only a few neighbors - who include ducks, chickens and peacocks. If we felt rested enough, however, we could venture out to Malaga, Gibraltar, Tarifa and other points of interest which were all a short drive away. Istan's restaurants and quaint narrow streets were also just a few bends from the casa.
We couldn't have made a better choice for our stay!
Beautiful house in stunning surroundings
We stayed 2 weeks in September. Stunning place, plenty of room, great facilities and Victoria and Maria were extremely receptive and attentive whenever we needed for anything. Victoria even took my 3 year old to see her ducks!
The pool is pretty cold (I like it that way but it was too cold for others in our party) and the road up from the coast (shops and beaches) is pretty long and windy - but I guess that's what you have to put up with to get such amazing views. Istan is a great little quintessential Spanish village too.
If we can - we will be back!!