"Araucaria" is a fully AC 4 bed 3 bath luxury villa sitting in a private garden of around 1500 square metres with a large luxury childsafe private pool. It is approximately 400 metres from the beach at Atalaya and the Atalaya Park Hotel with all its facilities. Surrounded by several first class golf courses and under an hour’s drive from Malaga airport, it offers peaceful seclusion yet is only minutes by car from the attractions of Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepona and the gastronomic mountain village of Benahavis. The spectacular city of Ronda and the renowned ‘Pueblo Blanco’ of Casares are both within easy reach and for the more adventurous, the great Andalusian cities of Granada, Seville and Cadiz are around 2 hours away. Or if you prefer, you can leave the car in the garage and walk to the beach or many local shops and restaurants. There is also a regular bus service serving all points between Estepona and Marbella. For families with children, the garden offers a secure and enclosed play area.
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Luxury Villa Full AC Large Secluded Garden Childsafe Luxury Private Pool Peaceful Location 400m from Beach
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- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Chris Cartwright
Sue and Chris Cartwright furnish their holiday homes to provide a high quality experience. Not the average holiday let. Payment in EUR is also available, if you want to pay in EUR please request this option when you enquire.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great villa - home from home
The villa is very comfortable with lots of room and as it is all on one level it is particularly good for young children. The bedroom areas are split into 3 sections, each with a bathroom, so that everyone felt they had their own private section. The pool was lovely, as was the spacious and well kept, garden area. The kitchen and utility area were well equipped. The Aldi supermarket 5 minutes walk up the road is very convenient and cheap. Try the Kokomo Restaurant - half an hour walk from the villa as the food and service is excellent
Excellent Family Villa
We chose this villa as it ticked all of our boxes. Travelling with our son, his wife and the two Grandchildren we wanted a place with a safe pool (fenced), a reasonable sized garden, plenty of shade and air con for all the bedrooms. Also having flown for 3 hours we didn't want too long a car journey from Malaga airport to reach it. The villa had all of this and more. A well equipped kitchen, utility room and plenty of indoor space - 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
From the villa we were able to visit Mijas - for a donkey ride with the children, Estepona for the beach, lunch and the market, Casares in the hills for the scenery and lunch. Duquesa for another nicer beach and lunch ! And Gibraltar for a day trip to see the apes. (Handy hint here is to park in the La Linea car park and walk across the Spain/Gibraltar border- then catch the border bus to Casemates Square - the centre of Gib. The car park might seem a bit pricey but it's worth it !) Ronda is another nice place to visit from here but is a good 2 hours of twisting roads to get there. Then there is Puerto Banus and Marbella - to see how the other half live...and to count the super cars. Again there is an underground car park in the centre of P B near the department store/complex.
The only slightly negative thing to say about the villa - is that we were bitten to death by the mosquitoes...that are probably breeding in the large terracotta pots near the door so take lots of spray !
Also the villa would look better with some TLC. It's only cosmetic - things like the shower doors need replacing and some of the kitchen tiles etc nothing detrimental to our stay.
We loved our time at the villa and wouldn't hesitate to return in the future. (I'm sure our children and Grandchildren feel the same :)
Wonderful Family Villa
We stayed in this fantastic villa as part of a large family and had more than enough room for us all. Had everything that we needed, fabulous open space inside and out. Amazing garden for kids to play in and safety gates around the pool. Owner was great to deal with and Julie looked after us very well over in the villa if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend and would love to visit again soon.
If you are thinking of booking this place then read the description. It is both truthful and accurate.
We usually look for a rural place for peace and quiet but we'd been let down, our holiday dates were fixed, our flights booked and we needed to find somewhere that could fit us in. We read the reviews. They said this property is quiet and not overlooked. We used google street and were somewhat sceptical - but we were wrong! What a gem of a place. Quiet, not overlooked, superb large pool, big garden, all the facilities you need. Perfect!
Once you get your head around the weird Spanish street planning (if you can call it that) access to and from the A7 is just a few hundred yards away - not that you can hear a thing when you are at the property - and it opens up the Costa Del Sol. We popped into Marbella (25 minutes) for some Scuba Diving (there is a Scuba Diving centre within a 10 minute walk of the villa but we specifically wanted to dive with Simply Diving), Puerto Banus (10 minutes) to see the celebs and watch life go by, Estepona (15 minutes) to shop and even Gibraltar was under an hour away. But mainly, we stayed at the villa and enjoyed its serenity.
One night we walked to a really lovely local restaurant across the A7. We left 20 minutes before our booking time and had to stop off for a drink in a local bar because we were so early - everything is that close! And yet, you'd never know it sitting by the pool.
Would we stay again? - Yes.
Una villa de lujo a tu alcance
Es el tercer año que pasamos una quincena de verano en casa de Chris. Solo podemos decir cosas agradables de la casa. Tiene todas las comodidades que puedas necesitar y un jardín y piscina súper cuidado y maravilloso. La localización es perfecta en una urbanización muy tranquila pero con todo lo necesario en pocos kilómetros. Y muy bien comunicado tanto por Bús así como muy cercana a la autovia. Todos son facilidades por parte de las personas encargadas de la recepción de la casa.
Great villa would highly recommend for families! Our group was 2 families. 4 adults 4 children! 2 four year olds who had their own bedrooms and 2 babies under one who stayed in cots provided In the parents rooms! All rooms are very spacious! The villa is laid out well so we had one end of the villa and the other family had the other side!
It was perfect for us as one of the babies was crawling everywhere so the fact that there was no stairs was perfect! Also the gated pool made it even more perfect as there was no need to worry! The pool is huge and not really deep which was also good with the kids! It gets deeper at one end and I'm 5ft 9 and I could put my feet on the floor and was up to my neck if that helps?! The water was lovely and warm! The gardens are lovely and well maintained!
There is a lady called Julie who is your contact our there she was very helpful and easily contactable! We had our bath towels and bed sheets changed and bathrooms cleaned a week in to our two week holiday which we didn't expect so that was nice! There is a steriliser which came in handy with the baby bottles! High chair, Washing machine/dryer also very handy!
There are beach towels you can use also and lots of sun hairs outside! And a BBQ! Great welcome pack and information pack with everything you need to know! Aldi is 2 mins in the car around the corner! There are some shops and bars close by also! And very close to other places. We are familiar with the area and found it was a good spot to stay!
We felt very at home there and would highly recommend! Hopefully we can return very soon!
Coast/Beach: Atalaya Beach is 400 metres away as is the Atalaya Park Hotel with all its facilities. Travel: Malaga Airport is approximately 65km away (under an hour). Gibraltar is a similar distance. A car is recommended to enjoy fully the resort's many facilities but not essential. Many restaurants, the supermarket, shops and other facilities are all within 10 minutes walk. The local bus service serving Marbella and Estepona is 5 minutes walk away. Further Details: Free wireless broadband.
Chanegeover day Saturday, arrive 1500 depart 1000. Flexible outside high season. Over Christmas and New Year fully refundable damage deposit is £500. Changeover Day: Departure Saturday 1000 hrs. Arrival Saturday 1500 hrs (To allow time for cleaning). Flexible outside high season. Notes on prices: Damage deposit of £500 fully refundable within 1 week of leaving over Christmas and New Year.