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Rural Andalusia villa with WiFi private pool & breathtaking panoramic views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,068 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Beds, 2 ensuite bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, sleeps 10-12, 378 sq/ m with WIFI

Originally 2 rural houses Cortijo Los Pelaes has been sympathetically rebuilt to the highest of specifications using a blend of old and new Andalusia styles. With 378 sq/m of internal space & 4 private terraces it offers luxury holiday accommodation for 2 families in complete comfort.

The house has been furnished and equipped to the highest of standards and provides a true 'home away from home' experience, a 9m private pool with stunning mountains as the backdrop and an expansive paved pool surround and garden terracing. The Cortijo is approached up a short track which sees minimal traffic other than the occasional farmer on his tractor. Olive groves and mountains make up the scenery with the village of Rosario in the distance. Rosario has all the necessary amenities including petrol, bank, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, tapas bars, and restaurants.

We are one of the few properties in the area officially certified by Ministry of Tourism in 2016 as a 'Rural tourism house' of the highest standard.

It you are looking for a peaceful rural getaway in Andalusia - the 'real Spain'- Cortijo Los Pelaes this is the place for you. We also have WIFI if you need to be connected whilst away. More pictures at or

Coast Beach: We are 30 mins north of Malaga and the busy tourist destinations of Costa de Del Sol. Waterparks, beaches, Scuba diving, international boutiques and nightlife abound.

Skiing: Only 1 hours drive and you reach the skiing worlds best kept secret - Sierra Nevada. As Europe's most southerly ski resort with extensive snow making machines you will enjoy sun drenched skiing with views of the Atlas mountains in Africa. The season runs through until early April and ski schools in Sierra Nevada speak English and are very friendly. The owners can recommend suitable establishments.

Outdoor activities: The local countryside affords the traveler great opportunities to discover Spain's wildlife, bird life and fauna. The landscape is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

In summer you can climb the second highest mountain in Spain; El Veleta @ 3335m in the Sierra Nevada range.

Flamingos and storks breed in the surrounding lakes. Trout fishing and caviar can be found in nearby Riofrio or you can simply climb the mountains in front of the property or just wander the endless olive groves.

The owners will happily advise.

More Details
Registration Number : CTC-2016141849

Alyson Bayley
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Alyson Bayley

We are a Family of four based near London. We love Spain.....and return as much as we can. Ian was brought up on The Balearic Islands and so has a connection with all things Hispanic speaking the language fluently. Our boys are 12 and 16 and have grown up experiencing holidays in Spain and enjoying the villa as their playground with its pool, pool table, and space to run around safely and securely.

Alyson Bayley purchased this villa in 1998

Why Alyson Bayley chose Villanueva del Rosario

After traveling extensively both for pleasure and for business we have come up with our dream holiday location with home from home comforts. When traveling with friends, family and extended family we feel its important that everyone is catered for and has the space to relax and enjoy without feeling cramped, and always having to compromise on space, rooms, beds and facilities.

What makes this villa unique

'Home from home' unlike so many rental properties Los Pelaez is equipped to high standard with everything you would find at home. The kitchen boosts a dishwasher , microwave and Siemens double oven. The picturesque location with mountain views are breathtaking and at night you can experience a wonderful clear nights sky to star gaze. A rural property, but yet easily accessible to all that Andalusia has to offer historical cities, food, wines, beaches etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful holiday in a wonderful villa-paradise! Arrival date 27/6/2015.

We were a party of 10 who enjoyed the most amazing 11 nights in this beautiful villa. The villa was a short drive from Malaga and we arrived to the most spectacular views.

The property was spotless and well equipped for a party as large as ours, and there was ample room for us all.

The pool was fantastic and the children and adults enjoyed this immensely in the warm Malaga sun.

Rob, the manager, answered our queries very promptly and he and his wife were welcoming and friendly.

We would thoroughly recommend this beautiful property and I'm sure we will be back again in the future.
Jun 2015
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Villanueva del Rosario Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4068 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with 1.2m long bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , downstairs cloakroom with walk in shower. Services bedroom 5
    Outdoor washroom - toilet , Outdoor for use when swimming with WC and wash basin.
    Pool shower - outdoor shower , Outdoor cold shower
  • All bathrooms have been finished with colourful and traditional Spanish tiles hand painted and high quality fittings. Bedroom 1 has a large double bath and walk in mosaic shower. Bathrooms are not heated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , stairs up to restricted height mezzanine sleeping area. Ter
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , On ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en suite and private balcony, steps
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large en suite and private terrace
  • Bedroom 4 has 1 double futon designed to sleep 1 teenager or 2 smaller children. There is a further sleeping area on a mezzanine level which is accessed via a steep wooden staircase (with banister and gate at the top). The restricted height mezzanine sleeping area has 2 single beds but we don’t consider it is suitable for children under 6 yrs old due to the steep stairs. The mezzanine level also gets hot during July and August as it is at the top of the house with heat rising during the day. The A/C just does not seem to cool it down very effectively during August. Three of the bedrooms all enjoy large private first floor terraces which are safe for children and have lovely views. Travel cot and high chair available on request. All bedrooms have independent AC/heating units. All windows have blinds, double glazed and built in mosquito nets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
We have WiFI. There is a wood burning fireplace in the sitting room which makes the house ideal for winter months. There is free view satellite TV with most English terrestrial channels, DVD player, PS2 with some games, CD and stereo system as well as a beautiful 7ft pool table. Lots of books, CD's, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. A high chair, booster chair, stair gates and travel cot are all available on request. Children are very welcome. The house has 4 large terraces, 2 on the ground floor and 2 off the upstairs bedrooms. The pool and garden area include 450m of non slip tiled terracing around the pool, indigenous garden areas with Cactus and bright flowers and a large fixed BBQ. Additionally there is a secluded rear 'Sevillia' patio, a outside laundry room with washing machine and dryer and a outside cloakroom and shower for use when swimming. Underground garage with remote control gates provides secure parking for 2 cars & keeps them cool in summer months.


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Rural Andalusia villa with WiFi private pool & breathtaking panoramic views
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Beautiful mansion home for lush vacation away

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant mansion with pool and huge dinner tables and cosy sofas to snuggle up on. Something for everyone with fantastic mountain views! Travelled to lots of cities from here on day exscursions to Nerja, Granada, Seville and Cordoba. Highly recommended to family and friends alike.

Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vanessa, so glad you had a great stay. You seemed to pack a lot in. Alyson
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Large and nice villa in the countryside north of Malaga, Spain

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days of a wonderful vacation in this large villa in September-October 2017. We were four adults and two children. The villa can take another couple. We used only the top floor three bedrooms and bathrooms. The pool, barbecue, pool table, computer games, kitchen, washing machine were used and made our vacation very enjoyable. We only suffered from an ants problem in the kitchen. The location of the villa made it easy for visiting Seville, Ronda, Antequera, Malaga, Cordoba, Granada and Marbella, each in about an hour drive.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility with great facilities

  • 4 of 5

This villa is very well maintained. It is clean and comfortable with everything you may need for a relaxing break. There is a large well equipped kitchen and plenty of fridge space. The pool is well maintained and does not contain a lot of chemicals. There is a wide variety of games and a pool table. The internet connection was excellent. The satellite tv was not available during our stay. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. There are a few different seating areas outside and plenty of loungers round the pool. The water went off at one point for a few hours but this wasn't that inconvenient. You will definitely need a car, it is a 20-25 minute walk into the village although this is quite strenuous for older people. There are a number of bars and restaurants but most places don't serve food until 8-30/9. We also drove into Trebuco a few times which has a bigger selection of places to eat and is only a five minute drive. We also drove to Antequera a few times and went to the supermarket there and ate at the bull ring and a couple of other very good places. The villa is well placed to visit Granada, Seville and we visited Cordoba which was about 1h 20 minutes away and well worth it. We also visited the flamingoes but there was not much water and they were quite a way away. We were well looked after at the villa and I would definitely recommend it if you want peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home, well equipped in a peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family group with two toddlers. Alyson couldn't be more helpful in making sure we were well accommodated, from cots being up and highchairs out, to helping sort out plans for a special birthday while we were there.

The house, pool and garden are lovely, offering spacious and comfortable accomodation throughout.

The local area was delightful. Just a short drive to a couple of different towns, brimming with choice for fab restaurants. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent villa, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place for our holiday. We were a group of 6 adults and 4 young children and we all enjoyed our stay. The house is very well equipped and the location was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nice property. Well maintained. Great views.

  • 4 of 5

A well maintained property. Very clean. We were a party of 8 and had plenty of room. Had a little trouble with washing machine since there are no directions in English. You will have to drive if you want to visit the major cities of Andalusia. Granada is an hour away. Sevilla is a little over 2 hours and Córdoba an hour and a half. That said the roads are good and the property is close to main highway but far enough away for peace and quiet. Owner had a lot of good information about the area. Caretaker met us at the house with the keys. Would recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rossario Village
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antequera Golf
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
km16, A92M
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Malaga provence
Car: necessary

The property is located in a typical white washed Andalusian rural village of Villanueva del Rosario surround by spectacular mountains and endless sweeping olive groves. Fiestas in August culminate in bulls running the streets. The historic town of Antequera is 20 mins away and has many attractions like its Bullring, Tapas bars, weekly market, the newly opened Antequera golf course, Wolf Park and El Torcal National Park. Archidonas 18th centrury Plaza Ochavada and monastry are 15mins. Malaga airport, shops and beaches are 30 mins away. Granada is 80 kms drive with its famous Alhambra palace. Only 1 hours drive and you reach the skiing worlds best kept secret - Sierra Nevada. As Europe's most southerly ski resort with extensive snow making machines you will enjoy sun drenched skiing with views of the Atlas mountains in Africa. In summer you can camp in the Sierra Nevada national park and walk to the peak 'Veleta' 3394m. Rio Frio, famous caviar and trout farms is 20 mins drive away.

Golf: Andalusia as a whole offers some wonderful Golf courses all within driving distance from Cortijo Los Pelaes. Closest is the newly opened Antequera Golf course which is located 25 mins drive and offers spectacular hilltop golfing with stunning rural mountain views and lush greens.

Ski: The Sierra Nevada mountain range and ski resort is the most southerly in Europe and can be reached within 1 hour drive from the Villa. With views of Africa and the Atlas mountains and the highest percentage of sunny days you will enjoy great skiing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

There are no local taxes but we do require a safety deposit of £250 against and damage and breakages, loss of keys or remote controls for garage etc. This is payable at final payment stage four weeks before arrival and refunded by the owner once satisfied that no charges have incurred up to four weeks after departure.
During the cold winter months of December - March we add a £200 levy to cover logs and the additonal cost of heating.

Other services including shopping, babysitting, extra cleaning, logs, taxis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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