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