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Country Villa With Private Pool and Garden near beach, & short walk to Torrox

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Country House near Torrox Pueblo, province of Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia - Mountain Views, 5 Mins Walk To Pretty White Village, 10 Mins Drive To Beach, Nerja 12 Mins

Casa Clara is a two bedroom country house, which sleeps 4/5. The property has extensive outdoor space including a private pool, large sunny terraces and dappled shade over the outdoor dining area. There is a comfortable chill-out sofa zone, a secluded garden with mature olive trees, and a tropical fruit garden. The house is on a hillside, with spectacular mountain views. There is easy access from the road (less than minute up a hill) with plenty of parking. It’s a short walk downhill to the lively white village of Torrox with its shops, bars,market, banks and restaurants and less than 10 minutes by car to the nearest beaches, or the picturesque village of Nerja. The house and terrace have free wifi and there will be a complimentary welcome pack waiting for you with cava, beer and breakfast essentials and other store cupboard essentials , olive oil, salt, cleaning products etc

Kitchen has sharp knives, good pans, blender, juicer, nutri bullet , hob , oven and microwave etc

Quality Blue tooth speakers and google chromecast to view your Netflix / downloaded movies etc ( no sky )

More Details
Registration Number : CR/MA/835

Owner
Clare Muller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Clare Muller

We live in London and the opportunity to get away and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air is so wonderful. I still think the best thing I ever did was buy this house. It gives me and my family enormous pleasure and I feel so energized and refreshed after a few days spent sitting on the terrace with a drink listening to the bird song...

Clare Muller purchased this house in 1998

Why Clare Muller chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

I love the mountains for a walk/drive in the morning and walking to the square in Torrox village for a tasty tapas lunch in bar paco , home for a siesta and some pool action , then getting to the beach for sunset and a swim followed by a glass of tinto and some delicious fried fish in the local "chiringuito" beach bar! Only 40 mins from Malaga airport so I can have breakfast on the plane and lunch on my terrace...bliss

What makes this house unique

What I love about this house is it is so easy...no dirt tracks to deal with, private parking space and a short walk into the village. Still feels private and secluded without being remote. Picking fruit off the trees for breakfast...cooling swim after walking up hill from village ... Car boot sale on Sunday morning ... Exercising on terrace ...fish and chips and salad for 5€....Rioja , Albariño and cava for under 3€ A bottle....strolling on the BALCON de nerja with an ice cream....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Clare,



Today we had to leave your casa clara, hopefully in a way that allows us to return some day soon!

You have an absolutely magical house. It is the first place we have rented where we really felt that we stepped into a place that someone really cared for. We loved the different coffee cups, the "share everything, just replace if it runs out" the colored lamps outside and all the other personal touches you have put in the house.

The kids loved the pool! And I loved the view from the terrace from morning to night.



Please know that we loved every minute we spent in casa clara! It lived up to all our expectations and I really hope we can return again soon. Do you by any chance rent out the bottom apartment? We were telling friends about it and it would be lovely if two families could stay there together.
Jun 2015
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Amenities

Torrox House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , FULL SIZE BATHTUB AND POWER SHOWER
  • Large light and airy family bathroom with full size bath and shower. Power shower. Outdoor pool shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed. 1 bedroom with double bed and additional single bed. Day bed in living room (sleeps 1). High thread count cotton bedding with natural feather and down pillows and duvets and also hypo-allergic (synthetic ) also available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Comfortable , characterful family home , Pool, terrace area and garden suitable for children with supervision, and for the use of paying guests only. There is a wood-burning stove for cooler evenings. wi-fi Broadband available on demand . Complimentary welcome pack. High thread count cotton bedding with natural feather and down pillows and duvets and also hypo-allergenic available. Outside: Tropical overgrown fruit Garden and terraces ,grape-vine covered terrace, private pool 5x7m, comfortable sofas / seating area, outside pool shower, table and chairs for alfresco dining, sun beds, parasol, secure and safe large walled terraces overlooking mountains. Lots of tropical plants on terrace which love being watered in summer. Built-in brick bar-be-que. Fruit available to pick and eat. Utility Room: Washing machine, drying racks and line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned prior to your arrival and towels (exc. beach towels) and bed linen are provided. cleaning during your stay can be arranged at extra cost.

Reviews

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Country Villa With Private Pool and Garden near beach, & short walk to Torrox
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5

A beautiful villa with amazing outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Clara at the end of July. It was perfect! The house has everything you need. It is so comfortable and tastefully decorated. The terrace was gorgeous, really big with great seating. It was ideal for watching the sun set every evening with a glass of wine. The pool was really well used by us all. The children particularly liked it and it was great for cooling off after a day in the sun. The owner Clare was really helpful too. We definitely plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome review thanks! Clare
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Good outside, Shabby inside plus wild cats.

  • 2 of 5

Beware of the cats! This property comes with resident cats which are being fed and watered by the owner/house-keeper and you will be expected to feed them too! So if you dont like cats don't book it! After booking and paying we were informed by email about the cats which is a bit late really. It was impied that there was one stray cat lurking but actually there were several and there were pictures of them as kittens on the mantlepiece!

The outside gardens, terraces and pool are very pleasant. However the inside is very tired, old and shabby. The lounge furniture is a collection of old junk all covered with various throws and covers and there's not anywhere to sit comfortably. The kitchen is very basic but everything works and there are plenty of pot, pans and cooking implements.

Beds are OK but again the dressers and furniture are all old junk and most of the mirrors have de-silvered and blackened.

Overall we felt it was over-priced compared with other villas we have rented in the region. Not very clean either. There was dust on surfaces and cobwebs on the shelves in lounge. Bath emamel is chipped in several places.

This is more like an owners home share house than a luxury rental villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response: wild cats roam freely in the countryside and some guests love them and are happy to feed them, which of course encourages them to hang around. We would never ask or expect anyone to feed them and there are hoses to chase them away. Going forward, we will always advise potential guests about this before payment. This property is not marketed or priced as a ‘luxury villa’. It is presented as a comfortable, family home that we love, and do appreciate that it may not be to everyone’s taste – it is not IKEA. It doesn’t match and the photos of the interior featured here show it exactly as it is. We love the uniqueness and don’t find it uncomfortable and no other reviews or feedback have complained about this. One man’s shabby is another woman’s chic. The white marble-topped dressers and bedside tables are coveted by many guests and the foxed ( antiqued ) mirrors are seriously ‘on trend’ at the moment. Maybe this hasn’t reached Watford yet. We review the cleaning brief regularly and appreciate the odd cobweb and microscopic chipped enamel may occasionally escape us. We would hope future guests may overlook this when the sun is shining on the glistening swimming pool, it’s 30 degrees and the birds are singing beautifully. Obviously, we offer a full refund if guests are unhappy and unable to stay , as there are many other rental homes and hotels the area. These guests declined this offer. we appreciate guests giving constructive feedback and will try our hardest to address any issues brought to our attention.
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5

Our Stay at Casa Clara

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Sandra as agreed in Torrox and then we drove approximately 5 mins to Casa Clara. The large terrace and lovely pool were certainly an added bonus to the very nice and well equipped villa. Each night we went down to the town and eat at various restaurants all were excellent. Our week went much too quickly but we came home well relaxed.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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4

A lovely and relaxing stay!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Casa Clara. It's a lovely house, and the pool made it very special. Very rural and rustic feel to it. A reasonable walk in to the town of Torrox, and then a short drive to stunning beaches (Maro being one of them).

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

The perfect house for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The setting on a hillside above Torrox allows for lovely views across the valley, down to the distant sea and up to the mountains.

The pool and wide terraces are perfect for relaxing in the sunshine for a whole day or as a welcome home after enjoying the nearby beaches and sightseeing.

We visited beaches atTorrox Costa, Nerja and Maro which were all different and worth a trip. The villages of Frigiliana and Competa are lovely to wander round. Torrox is a short walk down the hill and worth spending some time exploring the narrow passageways and town centre.

The house is clean and comfortable and the four of us had plenty of space to relax. We were met by Sandra who was helpful and efficient.

We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review Casa clara! You'll be very welcome if you decide to return, Clare
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic 10 days here in July. The house is very lovely with a relaxed feel but contains all you would need for a perfect holiday. The situation is beautifully private and quiet but not isolated. Beaches and shops close. The pool a godsend in the heat of summer. The flowers and pot plants and attention to detail made our stay all the more lovely with BBQ and alfresco eating and wine on the amazing terrace well into the night. We really didn't want to come back and considered claiming squatter's rights! (Only kidding) highly recommend- great communication and assistance from owner and her representative in Torrox, divine area, beautiful house and garden and Paco the gardener very friendly and sweet. Would love to revisit this lovely place

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear when guests have a good time !
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Many in village
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N340/a7
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
5-10 mins drive
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Golf ,Pilates, yoga and water sports, riding , hand gliding , go carting nearby.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach (5mins drive) is Torrox Costa with its long sandy beach and water-sports. 10- 15 mins drive from the bustling seaside resort of Nerja and its famous Burriana Beach (Paella!) Aquavelez Water Park is a 20 min drive at Torre del Mar (July-August). Maro beach is a quiet bay and Cantarrijan naturist beach is aprox 20 mins.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Malaga, about 45km/45 mins from Torrox with good connections to the UK and rest of Europe. It is also possible to fly into Granada, about 90 mins drive. We can arrange airport transfers if required. Car hire is essential as there is a steep hill to house .Alpujarra Mountains and city of Granada approx 1 -1.5 hour.

Distances:

The pretty and historic Andalucian white village of Torrox Pueblo is 5 mins walk. The village has a daily covered market, outdoor Monday market, many restaurants and bars, shops and banks. 10 mins drive from the costal resort of Torrox Costa with a scenic promenade and many restaurants and bars, supermarkets, etc. 12 mins drive from the bustling seaside resort of Nerja with its famous caves.

Further Details:

Torrox provides the perfect base to explore Andalucia. You can explore the historic towns and white villages of Competa and Frigiliana.You can also visit the famous Nerja Caves and the abandoned and recently restored El Acebuchal village and sample the traditional food offered by the local family run restaurant.

The beautiful city of Granada with the magnificent Alhambra is only 1.5 hours drive, and also Cordoba and Seville are quite accessible. There are many leisure activities such as golf, horseriding, walking, snorkeling and scuba diving. During the year there are lots of feria (festivals) in different nearby towns and villages.Overlooking the Mediterranean, the 11th century village of Torrox is a typical white-washed village with many steep streets and pretty squares. Protected from the north winds by the Tejeda and Almijara mountains the average temperature sees little difference between winter and summer. It is for this that Torrox boasts having 'the best climate in Europe'.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $197.84

Booking Notes:
Booking: 25% non refundable deposit on booking with balance due 6 weeks before departure. 150 euros or 150 pounds cash damages deposit refundable at end of holiday. 40 euro supplement if arriving at house after 10 pm or departing before 8 am payable in cash to meet and greet person.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day from June to October . Other days considered in low season. Arrival after 2pm - departure by 10am, or by prior arrangement if no changeover on the day. 40 euro cash supplement if arriving at house after 10 pm or departing before 8 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please request for Euro price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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