|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bedroom 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2 Twin beds
Bedroom 3 Twin beds - Large room ideal for the children with an extra mattress if 7 or 8 people wish to stay
Downstairs there is a full family bathroom with bath, overhead shower, bidet and WC. Nextdoor, there is a wetroom type shower with WC.
The country style kitchen is fully equipped and stocked with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for a family's needs. There is a gas cooker and hob, a large fridge/freezer, butlers sink, washing machine and plenty of storage.
Large open plan living/dining room with dining table, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, UK satellite receiver, DVD player, woodburning stove (wood can be ordered in advance). There is a good selection of games and books for all the family.
Beautiful 3 bedroom villa which can also be rented as 2 bedroom with private pool and truly spectacular views across the plains to the mountains. The house is accessible in a standard car by a steep, but well maintained concrete road just 2km from the nearest town, a very pleasant walk. You can see the most incredible sunsets as you sit with a sundowner by the pool or from the shady veranda perfect for alfresco dining. The house is surrounded by well tended gardens with many shady areas to enjoy the tranquility of mountain life. The Google Earth coordinates are 36º 42' 11.69" N 4º 37' 34.82" W. Elevation 277m. El Chorro is only 30 mins drive away and the whole area is perfect for cycling, fishing, golf, horseriding, mountain biking, swimming and walking. The house is fully equipped for your stay with a selection of games and books and a flat screen TV with UK Satellite connection and DVD player for family nights in. If you want a good night out, the coast is only 20 minutes drive, with all its tourists attractions.
The photos online don't do justice to this villa - it is a very lovely property in a really beautiful spot, high on the hillside above Cartama. The views are absolutely spectacular and the wildlife impressive: we saw eagles, quails and goats every day. One of the daily highlights was "goat time" when the goatherd brought his goats down the hillside with a tinkling of goatbells around 1030 every morning!
We walked down to eat in Cartama on a couple of occasions - it's about a 15-20 minute walk and a nice way to work off your dinner coming back home up the hill. The pool was perfect - it's a very good size, although the location on the mountainside meant we needed to scoop out vegetation every so often. We found that the veranda was a godsend in the heat - our visit coincided with a heatwave and we spend much of our time eating, relaxing and generally chilling out on the lovely daybed and many comfortable chairs and in the evenings it was great watching the sun set and night fall from there.
There are extensive patio-d grounds with sun loungers and tables to allow you to eat outside and in the shade at most times of day and the pool and gardens are very well maintained and really beautiful. Our only niggle would be that the upstairs bedroom was really too hot to sleep in during the heatwave that coincided with our visit, but we could all fit in downstairs so it wasn't a problem for us. There's no air conditioning but plenty of fans provided so we made good use of them!
The villa is in a good location for visiting the coast and Malaga. We also visited the nearby lakes, or embalsas, really beautiful and about an hour's drive away at Ardales. Worth it for the swim in brilliant blue water. We also drove to Granada to see the Alhambra - it is a couple of hours away by car and spectacular.
One of the nicest things about the villa was that we felt really well looked after - we had a couple of teething problems and the lovely Amelia and Jesus were absolutely delightful, as was Bernie the owner - they couldn't do enough to help us and made us feel really welcome. Thank you!
My husband and I have just returned and have had a lovely time...The house is clean and quaint everything you need ,the pool is cleaned regular and is really private...
While I was there I was a bit unwell until Amelia and her husband helped us out taking us to the Doctors. Amelia was marvellous ...!!
Bernie who owns the villa has been brilliant, keeping us up to date and explaining how to get there which is really easy.
A big thank you to Bernie, Amelia and her husband for making this holiday really special. If you are looking for a total relaxing and private holiday this ticks all the boxes.
The villa has exceptional views and is very spacious. Spacious enough for 6 adults to spread around the terrace and do their own thing if they wanted to. We made use of the BBQ and the well equipped kitchen on a couple of nights but there are plenty of bars and places to eat down the hill in the village. The view is to die for, day and night. You do need a car unless you are super fit but there are plenty of places to visit in the area anyway. Although you can catch a bus at the bottom of the hill into Malaga for under 2 euros. Want to go back next year!
my family( 2 adults 3 kids) and I stayed at this beautiful quiet property. We flew into Malaga airport and rented a car. Cartama is 30 mins drive away and is really easy to find, we were met in the town and escorted to the property by a lovely woman who showed us around .The property is great for families , lots of space and its cool, I was concerned with the no aircon, but this was fine . The villa had every thing you need, home from home, there is a lidle at the bottom of the road and we got are food / drink there. The village below is great, its a good dander down but harder on the way up ( large hill ) but there is plenty to look at and we done this several times with the kids .
We will be going back !!
Down side ? none, easy to book , any trouble when there the woman gives you her mobile number ( we had none )
kids loved the mountain goats
This is a fabulous property with everything you could possiblely need. Bernie was extremely helpful and his communication with us was beyond reproach. Amelia , the lady who takes care of the property really made us feel welcome and showed us local restaurants, shops etc. She was always on hand should we need her assistance but never once encroached on our privacy.
The property is beautiful and spotlessly clean. The photos do no justice to the stunning views and, every night we sat by the pool in the darkness enjoying some wine and the lights of the local towns twinkling below. Although you will never be distrubed and can sit back and enjoy the silence, the sun and the pool, the house is only about 20 mins to the airport and 15 to the underground parking at the marina in Benalmadena .
We throughly enjoyed our stay at this property and so much so w 're heading back again this Saturday. We have stayed in many property in various places in Europe but this is the first we are returning to.
This is a lovely villa in a very convenient location for many attractions, small towns and beaches. The owners are very welcoming and particularly helpful with suggestions of where to go and where to eat out. All in all we had a really good holiday.
20 minutes drive to nearest beaches on the Costa del Sol.
20 minutes drive to Malaga Airport. We could arrange airport transfer for you but we recommend that you rent a car. We will send you directions and a map on booking.
2km Cartama nearest town. 20 minutes drive Malaga Airport