About the property
- Villa2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10. Air con, WiFi. Set in peaceful countryside.
Villa Romo is a stylish rural villa set on a ridge with far reaching views all around. The peaceful location is private and not overlooked and with 5000 metres (1 acre +) of land, it has a spacious outlook. Comares, a hilltop village, can be seen from the terrace and its traditional bars/restaurants/shops/bakery are a 10 minute drive. Family run rural bar/restaurant El Niño is a 20 minute walk.
The accommodation is suitable for a large family or group of friends sharing. Built on one level it is child friendly and ideal for active elderly persons. Well behaved dogs are welcome (outside) and a secure run is provided to the rear of the villa.
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Villa Romo is an excellent holiday location all year. Southern Andalucia gets over 300 days of sunshine typically. The Villa is equipped with electric fans in all rooms during the summer; these, together with shutters and blinds on all windows, help keep the rooms cool. The lounge/dining room features a brick fireplace for cosy winter warmth.Heaters are provided in all rooms during the Winter months . Comfortable all year.
New for 2018: AIR CON IN MASTER BEDROOM!
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Village Life - Comares: Comares is a very pretty pueblo blanco in a dramatic location. Unchanged, with views in every direction, the narrow streets turn steeply away from the main Plaza with its welcoming bar. Life is unhurried here. A bank with cash machine, good local shop with fresh produce, chemists, tobacconists and 6 bar/restaurants with local dishes & tapas will make your holiday at Villa Romo a convenient place to stay.
Town & Beach Facilities: Velez Malaga is a large market town where you will find all your shopping requirements including: Modern Shopping centre, Cinemar complex, hospital, water park, bowling centre and specialist shops.
Torre Del Mar is the nearest Mediterranean Beach resort. Over 2 kms of wide sandy beaches dotted with beach bars specialising in fish & seafood. Along the promenade you will find entertainment for all ages. Rent a bike or go horse riding on the beach nearby. At Caleta de Velez, the local fishing port and marina 5 mins drive East, there are several excellent eateries next to the beach & boats.
Benamargossa, approx 20 mins from Villa Romo, has a 24 hour emergency medical centre.
Exploring Andalucia: Villa Romo is the perfect rural location from which to visit the key sights of Andalucia:
Malaga City, with castle & hilltop fort, Picasso museum, great shopping and tapas bars is 1 hour.
Granada & Alhambra Palace ( a must see!) is around 90 mins drive. Book in advance online/at local BBVA bank.
Seville & Cordoba are a little further on good roads - but worth the effort.
Antequerra is less than 1 hour and full of attractive buildings and monuments. Torcal National Park is nearby.
Nerja, with famous caves and good sandy beaches, takes 1 hour by car...............And if you want to sample the high life, Marbella & Puerto Banus is a fun day trip!
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Carl Cullimore
We, Carl and Maria Cullimore, came to Comares in 1999 with the idea of buying a holiday home…and we are still here! We continue to be thrilled by the views and beautiful, colourful landscape of Andalusia. The white washed village of Comares is both unique and unspoiled yet only an hour from Malaga. The perfect rural base to relax and explore. La Paz, our finca meaning “peace” was renovated and a swimming pool was built on the hillside. We converted part of the farmhouse to a self contained studio overlooking the pool and our holiday rentals idea became a reality when we welcomed our first guests in 2002. Our next project was Villa Romo, spacious accommodation with pool and popular with families. Friends owning properties locally and wishing to rent their villas for holidays have entrusted us with the keys and management responsibilities. We are proud to showcase a small, quality selection of individual villas, beach houses, apartments and even a seaside Fisherman’s Cottage. We provide a professional, bespoke service which can include the rental marketing and maintenance of holiday properties in the Axarquia region of Andalusia. please visit our website: www.andalusianrentals.com
Why Carl Cullimore chose Comares
Because it is totally private with amazing far reaching views. It is a home from home. It offers space but retains a cozy feel. Very good lay out all on one level. Good base to explore areas of interest.
What makes this Villa unique
Not overlooked. Private. Not shared. Big rooms. Large kitchen.
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Nobody ever gets a 10 but Villa Romo is close.
Beautiful rural location. Well appointed property with plenty of space. The pool is well maintained and although a tad cool at the time of year we were there (mid Oct) - VERY refreshing!
If you like comfort, peace and quiet, stunning views, this is the place.
Plan your fuel top ups and shopping trips as the nearest garage and supermarket is 20 minutes drive (Benamargosa) although Comares does have a limited shopping. There is plenty of fridge and freezer space so's not to make it a daily requirement. Overall we had a fabulous holiday exploring the area and were sad to leave.
Thanks Andrew. I am happy with a 9.5! Be great to see you at Villa Romo again....Carl
Super relaxing holiday in great villa.
My wife and I stayed at the villa at the end of September for a week. We arrived late on a Saturday so the complimentary welcome pack was indeed welcome. The road can appear challenging but that a price worth paying for the location, tranquillity and views.
The villa was very comfortable and we are breakfast on the terrace each morning. We travelled to the local town with a slightly larger supermarket and found everything we needed. We also visited Velez Malaga for both shopping and beaches.
On our last day we went to nerja and a town called frigiliana which were both really interesting and worth a second visit.
The villa was very well equipped and had all the facilities we required . Carl was very helpful and gave us some useful pointers for restaurants etc.
We would definitely recommend this villa and will be back again.
We try to be flexible with arrival times where other reservations permit and always provide a welcome pack of hot and cold drinks & some breakfast foods which is especially appreciated when shopping en route to the villa is not possible. Thanks Michael & it would be good to see you again. Carl
Quite remote at least 20 mins to get to anywhere but great retreat.. villa well equipped and large enough for our party of 7.
Very peaceful indeed. Villa Romo is a place to escape to and avoid the hustle & bustle of busy working lives. Comares, the nearest village ( excluding Romo at 1km which boasts a small family run bar) is 7 kms away & has a small but excellent village shop with fresh veg/meat/wine/beer etc,a bakery, pharmacy, tobaconist & 5 bar/restaurants. The perfect Andalucian village?! Thanks Kaz for taking the time to write. Carl
An amazing property
We have stayed in the Axarquia region five times now and Villa Romo is one of the best we have stayed in. With 5 adults in the group, there was plenty of room and places to escape to if you needed alone time. The outlook is amazing and waking up to birdsong, goat bells and donkeys (and the usual dogs and cockerels) was wonderful. The Villa was very well appointed, Mum especially loved the Kitchen. Carl was attentive when required, but otherwise left us to enjoy our holiday. I would certainly encourage anyone who wants wonderful views in a very comfortable, peaceful and private setting to seriously look at this Villa. Thank you Carl and Maria for the welcome pack and all that you did for us.
It was a pleasure to meet Jane and her family and I am very happy that they found everything they were looking for at Villa Romo. Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful review. Carl
Our winter retreat in (mostly) sunny Spain
We keep coming back to Villa Romo for a winter month or two. It's a home from home with plenty of room for guests, generously sized bedrooms, one with its own shower, plus a proper bathroom and additional shower and loo. Best of all is the patio, sheltered but open to the south and the winter sun. In high summer though it must provide a shaded view to the tempting pool. Off a quiet road between the hilltop town of Comares and the more workaday town of Colmenar, it enjoys wide ranging views of the surrounding countryside, across the valley of the Rio Solano (usually dry but just occasionally the dam below fills up) and to west the Montes de Malaga, (take the road over them to the underrated city of Malaga) and to east the twinkling towns beneath the Sierra Tejeda. A high spot of tranquil days is the passage of the goat herd across the valley behind down the track from Romo, a twenty minute walk to the local bar. More sophisticated restaurants are to be found at Los Ventorros and Comares, which looks down to the Mediterranean and down on the concrete Costa some forty minutes drive away. An ideal getaway in the winter and summer sun trap for those who value the quiet life.
Hope to see you again next Winter Mark. Thanks for your kind words....Carl
God size house for large families
The house was a nice size and layout, it was well equipped and the pool was nice. It would have been better to have sheets on the beds rather than empty duvets and all beds should have linen on, some of the broken stuff needs removing rather than just replacing.
I am very pleased Angela found the size & layout of the villa good for their extended family of 8 persons. All the beds have 100% cotton bottom sheets and in Summer we use the colorful duvet covers as a top sheet as they look more attractive. ( white sheets are available if preferred). The standard of equipment is high & this year we bought 4 new sun loungers. The " broken stuff" refers to 4 old & worn loungers that were still at the rear of the villa near the rubbish & washing line. Not where our guests spend much time. These have now been removed. Thanks for the guestbook review & I am pleased you had a " wonderful stay"...
Villa Romo is set in a rural Axarquia, a hilly region 40 minutes drive from the coast and 10 minutes from Comares village. Comares is one of the highest villages in the Axarquia, approx 800 metres above sea level, with dramatic views all the way to the Mediterranean, some 25 kms distant. Mostly unchanged by modern living on the coast, Inland Axarquia is a quiet area of hills and windy roads; the views are fantastic! This is the place to unwind and go with the slower pace of life. Malaga city and airport is a 1 hour drive - max. Granada airport is around 80 mins and the Alhambra Palace 10 mins further. Villa Romo is centrally located for touring Andalucia; Seville, Cordoba and Antequerra are easily reached by good roads. Nerja, with famous caves and good beaches, is 1 hour by car. Villa Romo is accessed directly from a minor country road onto a private driveway. Ample off road parking for 4 cars/caravan/camper - please ask. Visit our website at www.andalusianrentals.com Other Activities: Painting courses. Spanish and English lessons
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please ask to reserve your chosen dates for 24 hours while flights etc are booked. A 25% non refundable deposit is requested to confirm your booking. Rental rates include bed linen, bath and pool towels WiFi and cleaning after your stay. We do not request a security deposit for short lets - we simply ask that guests replace anything broken by accident. Rates includes broadband internet with wifi