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*SPECIAL OFFER APRIL + MAY* Private villa,Wifi 9x4 pool, near Comares & Malaga

Bedrooms 4
Space 190 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10. 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.

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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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Property Manager
Carl Cullimore
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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.

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Why Carl Cullimore chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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.


Not shared.

Big rooms.

Large kitchen.


Comares Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , It also has twin hand made ceramic wash basins
    Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , Hand made washbasin
    Cloak/shower room - toilet , shower , Hand made ceramic washbasin
  • The Family Bathroom is very spacious and well equipped. Fully tiled, the shower is over a full size bath. Features include his and hers handmade washbasins with large mirror. The En suite shower room is fully tiled in Andalucian blue & white. Spacious shower and ceramic handbasin. The cloakroom has a rustic tiled shower as well as WC and handbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Ensuite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Large bedroom facing South with views over the Pool.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofabed in lounge and a folding single bed available
  • The Master Bedroom is large with a 180 wide Kingsize bed and en suite shower room. It faces South and has good views over the pool to the mountains. There is a corner writing desk,WiFi and ample storage. Double doors open onto the covered terrace. Bedroom 2: spacious & faces East with far reaching mountain views. It has the cloakroom/shower room just outside the door. Bedroom 3 : it has both a double and single bed and sleeps 3 in comfort. It is located next to a large family bathroom. Bedroom 4 : it has 2 single beds (which can be moved together) & a single sofa bed, (sofa bed can be moved to any bedroom). All bedrooms have a mirror, wardrobe and drawer space and electric fan. Each bedroom is bright and airy, has large shuttered windows and good views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Electric fans are provided for all rooms during the summer. All windows have shutters which help keep the villa cool in Summer. Electric radiators are available for all rooms in winter. A load of logs is provided for the fire during winter. Further supplies can be arranged at cost. Reliable WiFI available all year. The master bedroom, lounge dining area, kitchen and terrace are all wheelchair accessible. Please ask for details. Please discuss with us your pets requirements prior to booking.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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*SPECIAL OFFER APRIL + MAY* Private villa,Wifi 9x4 pool, near Comares & Malaga
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews

Our winter retreat in (mostly) sunny Spain

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you again next Winter Mark. Thanks for your kind words....Carl
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God size house for large families

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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"...
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Nottingham, UK

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We (two mature couples) rented Villa Romo for a week at the end of June and wished we could have stayed all summer! The villa is as described and more; it is very spacious and airy, extremely well equipped, comfortable beds and poolside furniture and everything clean and in good working order.

The location is great - very private, not overlooked, peaceful and with good views of the surrounding countryside. The nearest large village, Comares, has a compact but very well-stocked supermarket which fulfilled all our needs during our stay. The local people are very friendly and it is a good place to stop for a beer and a chat, there is even a helpful tourist information office at the gate to the village.

We very much enjoyed lunches at the Molino de los Abuelos restaurant in the village square, the food and wine are both excellent and the views from the terrace are lovely - as is the friendly owner who really know how to look after his guests.

Carl & Maria were a pleasure to deal with, making everything very easy and straightforward from our first enquiry to checking in.

Very highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet Susan and her 3 companions on arrival..... For those guests looking for a quiet week in the countryside and some privacy....there really is no reason to go any further that hilltop Comares, a short drive away. Thank you for these kind works and leaving everything in good order on your departure. Carl & Maria.
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Wow a real find!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week at Villa Romo! The actual location was perfect affording complete privacy and panoramic views of the breathtaking countryside and it surpassed our expectations. Carl gave us excellent directions and as we arrived you could feel the stress of our everyday busy lives in Wales evaporating in the peaceful and luxurious surroundings. The villa was well equipped and offered more than everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Carl and Maria were on hand to give us information about the area and we explored the visited many places on their recommendation. The local bar in Roma which which was extremely friendly and where several people arrived on horseback gave us an introduction to the local laid back atmosphere of Adalucia. The nearby restaurants were superb and offered great value for money as well as being authentically Spanish. My husband loved the bird watching in the area whilst I enjoyed relaxing by the pool and enjoying being surrounded by the tranquility of the villa, no road noise, just bird song!

We would love to bring our family here in the summer wooed by the idea of BBqs, relaxing by the pool and exploring the beautiful white traditional villages that Andalucia has to offer. If you want to be away from the tourists and hecticness of the coast and sample the real Spain then this is the place for you! In fact since our return, we have booked this villa again and my husband has been learning Spanish in earnest so we can really get the best out of what Andalucia and Villa Romo have to offer!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although Villa Romo is very private and rural many of our guests enjoy the walk of around 20 minutes to family run Bar El Niño.....just far enough away to work up a thirst! And meet some of the locals. Trisha seemed happy to read while Steve with his bins caught sight of many beautiful birds and listed them for me. Thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again in October! Carl
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Perfect place for both adults and children

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and very quiet stay in the mountains of Malaga. The house, swimmingpool and barbeque added so much value to our holiday and made it easy to be 6 adults and 2 kids.The house is placed in fantastic surroundings with small villages and scenic view.

The hosts Carl and Maria are very friendly and welcoming people. They helped before arrival with important information, they bought food for breakfast the first day, because our arrival were late. and during the week they answered our questions about sightseeing and shopping.

We will highly recommend this house for everyone who needs a big and quiet place for both adults and children. We hope to come back one day :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This friendly group from Denmark consisted of 3 couples.....2 of whom had a young child and we are very pleased that our accommodation worked well for them. Thanks and you would be welcome to visit again. Carl .
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Value for money!

  • 4 of 5

We had some trouble to find the house. My mistake. In my head I measured kilometers and our rental measures miles. But we found it. Carl and Maria welcomed us, showing the house and telling us everything about the neighbourhood. It's a big house so plenty of room for the two of us. The kitchen is very compleet. I liked the dishwasher!! And there were some groceries for the first day. Beer wine, milk, butter and jam, eggs and bread. I liked that very much! The house is very claen and well maintained. Sitting outside is wonderfull and the pool is a big bonus. Normally we are very active during vacations, but now we did stay a lot near the pool and relaxed. The place is so quiet, I liked that!! And in the evening we went to Table Mountain rest. They serve good food and the wines are superb. Comares is a very nice village, you can buy your groceries there. After 1 week we went to Marbella and I had some problems to adjust to the noise and bussiness. I missed the silence and the lack of people. Maybe we come back with some of the children and grandchildren!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Villa Romo is a perfect quiet place to relax. Its a large villa and quiet luxurious for a couple! Thanks for your kind comments - we would welcome you back with your extended family! Carl & Maria
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Rates & Availability

Comares Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 linen, towels, pool towels and end of holiday cleaning.
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Romo Bar El Niño
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Baviera Golf, Caleta de Velez
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Granada, Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Torre Del Mar
Car: recommended

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.

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Other Activities: Painting courses. Spanish and English lessons


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