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Beautiful spacious villa with fantastic views and private pool

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10 - 14 plus sofa bed

Situated in an idyllic location, The Retreat is a luxury, new 5 bedroomed villa set in its own olive grove, overlooking the stunning La Maroma mountain. Only 45 minutes from Costa del Sol's Malaga Airport and an hour from Granada airport. The villa has been furnished to the highest of standards and incorporates every modern convenience yet retains a typical Spanish style. Large private pool and terrace area provide the ideal location to relax. Tavernas and small local shops are nearby together with a myriad of tiny mountain villages to explore. 20 Minutes drive takes you to the Coast, a major shopping complex and all the entertainment facilities of the seaside resort of Torre del Mar. Further afield, Granada, Seville, Cordoba and Gibraltar are all within travelling distance. So, for location, The Retreat is simply perfect - nestling quietly in the mountains, with small shops and restaurants nearby, yet only 25 minutes from the bustle of the coastal resorts.

Activities/Sports/Shopping: Beaches] - There are a number of excellent beaches within easy reach. The nearest beach is at Torre Del Mar - a long wide beach with activities and facilities. There are a number of excellent beaches at Nerja including a naturist beach. [Waterparks/Themeparks] There is a water park 20 minutes away at Torre Del Mar and there are further waterparks and themeparks near Malaga. [Watersports] - Sailing, Jet skiing, Water skiing & Windsurfing are all available at many nearby places. [Shopping] - There is a large shopping centre at Torre del Mar and the town has many good shops. There are also many excellent smaller shops at Nerja. [Walking] - Easy or challenging, spectacular scenery. [Horse Riding, Fishing] - Available nearby. [Skiing & Snowboarding!] - About 1.5 hours away, near Granada is the major ski resort of Sierra Nevada. [Bowling and Cinema] - 20 minutes away in Torre del Mar.

Places to Visit: [Traditional Spanish Pueblos] - Many traditional 'white' villages all around. Each has its own character and has remained unchanged for hundreds of years - look out the fiestas (village parties) during the summer. [Alhambra at Granada] - This magnificent sight is definitely worth a visit. [Nerja Caves] - Spectacular cave complex, the best in Spain, includes concert hall. [Alpujarrás] - The setting for the popular book 'Driving over Lemons'. [Sierra Nevada] - Magnificent mountain range including ski resort. [Ronda and Seville] - quite a drive away but worth a visit. Ronda famous for its gorge and the home of Spanish bullfighting. Seville with its Moorish heritage and spectacular architecture - see the Giralda, one of the most famous buildings in Spain. Christopher Columbus sailed from here to discover America. [Gibraltar] - Quite a drive but worth a visit. See the Barbary apes, Africa and the famous gate to the Mediterranean. [Bird watching] Several local sites

Golf: There are two excellent golf courses nearby. [Baviera Golf] approximately 20 minutes away between Torre Del Mar & Velez Malaga. The 5,910 metres course is a Par 72 and is not as crowded as many courses found on the Costa Del Sol. [Club Anoreta] approximately 25 minutes away on the outskirts of Rincon de la Victoria. 5,976 metres long and a Par 72

More Details

Property Manager
Beverley Drake
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fabulous relaxing holiday for all the family. Villa is superb and the surrounding area beautiful. Bhagesh Malde

As a busy executive I needed a place to relax with my family and my friends family. This large well equipped house met those needs. Huw Williams
Nov 2007
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Alcaucín Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is en-suite. Bedroom 4 and 5 each have two single beds with a further single beds which can be pulled out from underneath the other two. In addition there is a sofabed in the upstairs lounge which will sleep two people.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful spacious villa with fantastic views and private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent property beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa lots of room went with 13 people.big pool which the kids and adults loved.situated in a lovely location with amazing views very quite and peaceful for a relaxing holiday.definitely need transport as roads are busy leading to village and quite a trek.village has a local bakery shops and bars Indian resturante which was fantastic,we went twice.there is a local bar if you turn right from the villa about ten min walk we went several times there beautiful views also do meals but we has tapas which were very good.overall I would definitely recommend this property.Steve the pool man was very helpful and even came to meet us as got lost on the way to the villa as I think the directions could be better and a more direct route would be easier.had a fantastic time thank bev x

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our stay at the Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family have had a wonderful time staying at the Retreat,it was a perfect getaway.

We had plenty of room for the 8 of us ,the facilities were excellent and the owners were extremely helpful and obligeing.

The villa was far enough out to give seclusion and privicy but not too far from the local amenities.

We have stayed in quite a few villas and this was certainly one of the best.

The views from the villa are quite stunning and will not disappoint.

We stayed in mainly and lived off the barbeque as we were happy to just have lazy days by the pool relaxing.

The only disappointment was that only two of the main bedrooms had double beds,not three as listed in the property details.

I would definately recommend the villa to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for group holidays

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in August 2009. We were a group of 13 people and there was space for more. The villa is fantastic, great pool, amazing views. You cannot walk anywhere, but there is a small town nearby with small shops, large supermarket 25 minute drive away.

Would recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Villa for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

This holiday rental is ideal for families looking to be away from it all as it is situated in the mountains.

The pool is ideal and spacious as is the villa itself. We had 15 family members and had enough space in the pool and villa for everyone at once.

The villa was well stocked with plates and cutlery.

On arrival the villa was clean and all beds were already made up.

The pool was cleaned regularly and the handyman was on call if there were any problems.

The owner provided good customer services and even ensured there was a food parcel for our arrival as we arrived on a Sunday, for a small fee.

There is a washing machine and dishwasher, which is ideal; however, the Spanish can turn the water off without warning.

A car is essential as shops, restaurants, beaches and water parks are too far to walk.

There is a water park in the local town, which you can take a picnic in to and the children thoroughly enjoyed.

A day trip to Gibraltar can be done and is worth a visit; however, check the plane times as the landing strip is the main road and you can spend hours trying to get off the Rock.

There is an english shop in the local village and also a fish and chip shop; however, these are over priced. The shops in the town do some English food if you can not do without and is cheaper than the village.

A thoroughly relaxing, enjoyable holiday if you like to be away from it all. Not enough for teenagers and people who like to party.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Set in its own olive grove, this Spanish-style property offers a high standard of accommodation. It is built on two levels with a large galleried living room. There is a modern well equipped kitchen leading to the pool and a partially covered area for dining alfresco with built in barbeque . There is the added bonus of satellite TV with English programmes. There are a wide selection of restaurants in Alcaucin and Puente Don Manuel both within five minutes drive of the property. The property is also conveniently located for visits to the historic cities of Granada and Antequera. The pretty white village of Alcaucin and the National Park are located just the to the other side of the valley. Nerja and Torre del Mar are two costal resort in close proximity. There are 2 golf courses within a 30-40 minute drive away. The road network is good and both Malaga and Granada Airports are less than 1 hours drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include towels, bed linen, and final cleaning. Interim cleaning can be arranged if require. A 20% deposit is payable upon confirmation of booking and the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A £500 refundable damage deposit is payable 8 weeks before arrival. Bookings are normally available from Saturday to Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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