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Villa in Alcaucin with Private Pool - VTAR/MA/01271

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Alcaucin, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Superb Views

Los Arcos is an Andalucian style, modern detached villa. It is set in 6000sqmt of private almond groves and has superb views of the bordering Sierra Tejeda Nature Reserve. With other houses nearby, but not at all overlooked, the 8x4 swimming pool and various terraces provides the perfect spot for keen sunbathers wanting peace and privacy. The villa is set in the small hamlet of Venta Alta, an excellent area for walking, wildlife, cycling and horse-riding. Close by, the villages of Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel and Ventas de Zafarraya offer a good range of local shops, restaurants and tapas bars.Just an hour from Malaga and Granada airports and 25 minutes to the coast.

Brian Cooke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Brian Cooke

Brian and I fell in love with this beautiful area ten years ago and have lived here ever since! We also have an apartment on the coast, just 25 minutes away so we are on hand for any queries or advice about where to go, places to eat and any local fiestas to visit!

We would be happy for you to enjoy our beautiful villa with its stunning location.

Bernadette and Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke purchased this villa in 2001

Why Brian Cooke chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

The stunning beauty and scenery of this area really speak for themselves! Despite its peaceful location, the villa is only a 5 minute drive to local supermarkets, butchers, shops and bars/restaurants and not too far from the coast and airport. It is also ideal for people who love walking surrounded by stunning views and nature.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is our home in the winter months and so it is not a typical "holiday villa." It has been furnished and decorated to a high standard. It incorporates all the modern amenities yet retains a Spanish style and feel.It also benefits from a very private swimming pool and patio area which is not overlooked.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely week at your villa. We had a chat whilst in the pool about the places we have stayed on holiday & we agree that your villa tops the lot!

Pete & Joan Redhead 2012

Well this was our second visit and every bit as good as the first. What a fabulous place Los Arcos is.We couldn't ask for more.

Linda & John, Lancashire 2012

Spent a thoroughly pleasant week at your immaculate villa-it's a credit to both of you.

Nick & Donna 2012

Carol & Phil Valentine and children July 2011 We had a great time in your immaculate villa. It is perfect for families. The views are amazing, the pool was spot on and eating out on the terrace each evening was heaven! We will highly recommend your place to friends.

Kirsty & Jim Essery and family July 2011 A beautiful villa with everything you could hope for. The perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, with stunning scenery and a real sense of the "real" Spain.So glad we chose your villa.
Jan 2010
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Alcaucín Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower, WC and sink. Bathroom 2 with bath / shower over, WC sink. Bathroom 3 with WC and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Fans in all the bedrooms. No smoking in the house. Gas barbecue. Outside: Large patio area with private swimming pool 8x4 pool shower, Sun loungers and small tables and chairs. 2 terraces with shade, both with dining tables and chairs, brick built BB.Q (gas). Ample parking for a number of cars with good access. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided (excluding beach and pool towels). Property cleaned between lets. Pool cleaned weekly.


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Villa in Alcaucin with Private Pool - VTAR/MA/01271
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa, which had lots of space and a great pool. The surrounding area is stunning with terrific views, even a couple of eagles flying by from time to time. Brian and Bernie were excellent hosts and we would love to return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the 18th, the villa was immaculately presented with not a thing out of place.

The house inside is very comfortable, the easiest way of describing it, this is their home which immediately sets it apart from a single use rental property.

The furnishings are modern with a strong Spanish influence.

Outside living space is for us the main part of the house and supports taking full advantage of the excellent weather, front porch area has a table and chairs for eating at, and also a coffee table and easy chairs for watching the world pass by. The views from the front are very good, always something moving about to amuse your eye with. Try spotting the goat herd in the evening, you can hear their bells but they are very hard to see.

The pool area is lovely with a really useful shady area and second outside dining table, with a selection of chairs.

The gas BBQ is easy to use, and adds much value to the excellent outside space around Los Arcos.

The area is stunning, over the 2 weeks we spent there we drove 1200km, exploring the white pueblos and coastline. An easy 25-30 minute drive to the lovely Torre Del Mar will satisfy all your beach interests, we often walked the sea front in the morning, called in and picked up some shopping in Velez-Malaga on the way home, ready for some peace and quiet after lunch.

We have used a family villa in Northern Spain for many years, and Los Arcos was our first venture south of Palomos. What a superb choice we made, Brian & Bernie's home is immaculate, in a peaceful yet accessible rural area.

Thank you

Ivan & Helen.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

The best villa we have stayed in!. Villa itself was beautiful inside and out with all necessary requirements for an excellent holiday. Brian and Bernie have provided everything to a high standard. The pool is great and our two boys (14 and 11) had great fun in it. Perfect for cooling off. And then there is the setting! Wow! Just breath-taking! A near perfect location. Very glad we booked this villa and would recommend it very highly! Rob, Elina, James and Joe (Bury St Edmunds).

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The villa was a real home from home. Everything you could need was there and more.The place was spotless and well cared for by Brian and Bernie the owners. They were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.The villa is set in a great location quite high on the mountain side it was really peaceful and relaxing.The views from the villa were fantastic. The pool was a good size for a private pool and there were plenty of shaded areas around if the sun gets too much for you.

We hope to book again and I would recommend the villa to anyone who wants a "flop and drop" holiday away from the normal tourist trail.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic time spent at the villa, there was nothing you could have wanted everything was there that you needed.

It was very clean well equipped and very tranquil. It was a drive to the shop for milk and bits but this is what you expect when you want to be away for other villas.

If you are looking for peace then this is the villa for you.

Brian and Bernie were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful villa in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in this lovely villa, which is a real credit to Bernie and Brian, the owners, who are very helpful and friendly.

The villa is clean and spacious, with 3 good sized bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside from the terraces.

The pool is excellent and the kids were rarely away from it.

The rural location is great and is only a 10 minute drive away from the local shops, bakery, butchers, bars and restaurants. Beyond that it's only about 30 minutes to Torre del Mar and less than 1 hour to Nerja.

We would thoroughly recommend this villa to family and friends.

"I love your house" (Lillie)

"Your pool is fantastic and I liked the hillside paths" (Cameron)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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The coast and beaches can be reached in 25 mins at the resort of Torre del Mar, where there is water park, go karting, ten pin bowling and cinemas. The lively resort of Nerja is 45 mins away.


Malaga and Granada airports are 1 hour drive away.Cars are essential.


The villa is 5 mins from the white villages of Alcaucin. Puente do Manuel is 10 mins away.

Further Details:

You will find many bars, restaurants, butchers and bakers along with banks and supermarkets in the surrounding villages and towns all within 5 min drive. The nearest bar is 1km away.


Rates & Availability

Alcaucín Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 4
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 6 2018 - May 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 20% is required with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. Full payment required if booking is made less than 6 weeks ahead of arrival. A refundable security deposit of £100 is required with the final payment against the possibility of damage/breakages etc (to be returned within 2 weeks after departure).

Changeover Day:
We have no fixed changeover day, access from 4pm onwards, departure by 10am, however this can be negotiated depending on other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.