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Large spacious country house, stunning views: peace & quiet: large private pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Alcaucín Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa in Alcaucin, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peace, quiet and comfort, near to the white puebo village Of Alcaucin. You'll never want to leave!

This is the real Spain! In the heart of the little-known Axarquia in a stunning location with wonderful views of the mountains and the beautiful Vinuela Valley far below, Casa Louisa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Facing south it has sun from around breakfast time until sunset with the unspoilt natural beauty of the Sierras all around. Although it looks and feels like a traditional Spanish house, it is newly built with all the comforts of the 21st century. There's a large private pool with pool house, a delightful covered terrace with large marble tables for dining, sun-trap balcony and several other terraces with sofas and chairs to sit in comfort. Set amongst the olive groves, peace, tranquility, hot sun by the pool, the shade of an olive old tree, birdsong, the vivid colours of mediterranian flowers, the sound of the goat bells as Pepe shepherds his flock home at the end of the day, incredible skies as the sun leaves the valley ... this and more is what you will find.

Have a good look on Google Maps ... and other independent review sites for how our guests have found their stay.

GP Co-ordinates:

36°54'46.06"N, 4° 6'51.94"W

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jill Firth
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Jill Firth

This has been our family home in Spain since 2004 and we all love it. We chose southern Spain for the climate and sun and the area for its beauty, peace, Spanish flavour, accessibility to the airport and reasonable flight times from the UK. We all live in the UK and busy lives mean the times we can visit Casa Louisa are limited. We want other people to enjoy what is to us a very special place and letting in summer means we can have a team in Spain to keep the house, the pool and the garden in tip-top order while we are away. Also, we hope to make improvements to the house each year ... often suggestions from guests. We love the peace and tranquility of the Axarquia valley, its dramatic landscapes with the Sierras all around, its charm and its history and we hope you will too.

Jill Firth purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jill Firth chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

Peace and tranquility .. beautiful, stunning views ... comfort and spaciousness ... large pool and pool terrace with plenty of sun terraces as well a shade. You will never want to leave! Look at other independent review sites to see how previous guests have enjoyed their stay!

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Again the charm of Casa Louisa as held us ... a truly magical place' 2012

'The villa was out of this world! You never believe any photos on the net but they really were true' 2012

You are so lucky to have this amazing place .. and how lucky we we to have been able to share it!' 2012

'Our second visit and our two weeks were again a huge success. Everything we could wish for and more ... and of course 'THE POOL'! 2011

'We had a great time at Casa Louisa. We all thought it was wonderful. My brothers have rented villas before and said it was the best they have ever had' 2011

'Both our boys marked the holiday 10 out of 10!' 2011

'Thankyou again for a fantastic holiday ... a very special place to come' 2011

'It truly has been a magnificent week. We've loved being in your welcoming and well equiped villa ... meals on the terrace were a delight' 2011

'... an amazing place' 2011
Feb 2011
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Large spacious country house, stunning views: peace & quiet: large private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Lovely villa with beautiful views!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Louisa for 2 weeks in August. There were 7 of us, ages ranging from 72 to 7!!! There was plenty of room for all of us. It was nice that my mum and brother could use the bedrooms downstairs so they could get away and have a bit of peace and quiet!! The villa was very well equipped and had everything we needed, which was great. It was very well maintained and spotlessly clean! The position of the villa is idyllic. Such lovely views and very peaceful! The pool was a huge hit with the kids and adults and it was a great spot to lie around on the sun beds! We enjoyed quite a few evenings sat around the pool bar and on the terrace playing blackjack, hoopla and Jenga, which was great for the kids. The coast is very accessible from the villa and we visited Torre del Mar, Torrox Costa and Nerja. We also visited the lovely Frigiliana which is one of our favourite places! We enjoyed a couple of meals in the village and visited restaurants in the surrounding area.

We had a lovely time at Casa Louisa and it was the best villa we have stayed in! The owner, Jill, was a pleasure to deal with and was very helpful and informative.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for taking the time to review your stay .. always difficult when you get home to real life! Our team work hard to make sure the house is kept in tiptop condition to set the scene for a wonderful holiday for our guests. To know you all had a great time is what matters to us. We feel lucky to have the house and happy to share it when we can't be there .... Jill.
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5

Heaven on earth! Wonderfully located and stunning

  • 5 of 5

It is a treat to arrive at Casa Louisa after about an hour's drive along the coast and up in to the hills of Axarquia. The house is built in the local Spanish style. It is very spacious, comfortable, immaculately clean and extremely well equipped. There are extensive outdoor spaces with sofas and chairs to relax in, sip a glass of wine and take in the extensive southerly views and watch the magnificent sunsets. Plenty of dining areas, with superb marble tables, afford room for everyone. The pool, which is cleaned twice a week, is larger than is usual for a private house and has a large covered, equipped area.

The owner, Jill, has thought of everything to make this villa a sheer delight to spend time in. We were there for 2 weeks and only ventured out to shop, visit Camares, Alhama de Granada, Berjemales lake, some local restaurants and walk up behind the villa to the edge of the Parcque National nearby. There are plenty of maps, guide books, recommendations and suggestions provided for visits around Andalucia.

Any problems that arose were dealt with quickly and efficiently by Elisa and Abdu who look after the villa for Jill. They were very friendly and helpful we found.

This is the best villa we have ever experienced or rented. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good of you to take the time to do this ... life is so busy especially after you come back from a holiday. We are delighted you enjoyed yourselves enough to recommend the house and also our lovely, little-known Axarquia area to others. Abdu and Elisa will appreciate your comments as well. Along with all of us they want you all just to have the best of holidays ..as good and trouble-free time as possible. Jill
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5

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, perfect for families and will be booking again immediately for next year! We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad all you enjoyed your stay. We all love the house and it gives us great pleasure to know others do too. Look forward to seeing you next year ... and thanks so much for taking the time to write a review .. hard to find time when real life hits you and the sun shines from your photos only!
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5

Rejuvenating!

  • 5 of 5

For the second time we have spent the most fantastic fortnight at Casa Louisa. We thought it was perfect when we last visited but new finishing touches - such as beautiful tiles, additional shade and pong-pong table which have been added around the property make it even more special. We never tire of the view of the valley during the day, the amazing sunsets and shooting star displays at night. This time we drove to Seville - a car journey well worth making to see this wonderful city. The 'Fiesta of Flamenco' in Alcaucin and the 'Feria de Malaga' are traditional celebrations not to be missed! One of our highlights was taking a walk UP the Rio Chillar at Nerja - wear trainers, take water, a picnic, a walking stick and your camera - a great day out EVEN in the hight of summer. Once again, we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it seems the second time around was just as good ... what a compliment! It is such a beautiful and interesting area as well .. as you have found out. All in all we are delighted you had such a good holiday.
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Fantastico!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Louisa is a piece of heaven on earth! The house easily accommodated us 10 (5 adults and 5 children). Everything is perfect for a self-catering family. The views are amazing..day and night; the beds comfortable; air-con a treat; bathrooms spotlessly clean; numerous beautiful dining locations around the Casa; a multitude of perfect spots to relax and read; pool and bar area an absolute delight (day and night); nearby village very pretty and at 'fiesta' time a super place to party; coast only a short drive away; local area steeped in ancient tradition; visit to Alhambra in Grenada a must; numerous local restaurants provide fantastic opportunities to sample local delicacies (try aubergines/courgettes in tempura batter with cane honey) or manchego cheese 'con patatas'; rural but not isolated (car essential though)....we can't wait to return...

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves! We all love the house and area and are so pleased when others like being there, too. Our housekeepers work very hard to make sure everything is squeaky clean and in perfect condition for our guests ... and they will be so pleased to know you appreciated their hard work. Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review ... always difficult to find the time after your holiday when you get home and life gets back to normal. You are all making plans to have another holiday at Casa Louisa ... which is probably the best recommendation we could have! Your welcome is assured ... Jill
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Alcaucin
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
El Rancho, Alcaucin
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches are at Torre del Mar, Caleta or El Morches (about 20-25 minutes drive) ... large very Spanish busy seaside resorts; huge, long, safe, sandy beaches with a long promenades and plenty of beach bars. Burriana beach (in Nerja and with all the up-market trappings ... sunbeds, icecream parlours and so forth) is about 40 minutes and worth a trip for a visit to this pretty lilttle pueblo town and paella on the beach alone! Sand on this coast is clean and stone-coloured.

Travel:

Car essential. Malaga airport is about and hour's easy drive from Alcaucin (64 kilometres) first along the coastal motorway and then inland for 20 minutes on a good road. You meet House Managers at and easy-to-find local restaurant and they will lead you up to Casa Louisa when you arrive. The last 2 kilometres is on an unmade and concrete road, which gives access to many houses in the area so although the house is quite private its not isolated.

Distances:

Our local, very Spanish village of Alcaucin is 20-25 minutes walk, mostly flat or about 5 minutes drive; Puente don Manuel in the valley below with all the shops for your every day needs is 6 kilometres away. The coast where you will find all the large supermarkets, shops, water park, local markets and beaches is 20 to 25 minutes drive depending on the traffic. Allow around 3/4 hour to the pretty pueblo town of Nerja; about one and a half hours to Granada if you want to visit the Alhambra.

Further Details:

Although its hard to drag yourself away from the tranquility and comfort of Casa Louisa if you want some action there is plenty to be had. You can just pop into Alcaucin or down Puente don Manuel for all your everyday shopping needs and choose from several local restaurants offering freshly cooked food at reasonable prices if thats as far as you want to go. The national park with its cool pine forests and stunning vistas just above the house and the mountains on the doorstep and all around call out to be explored and walking or mountain-biking there is a real joy. But if you want to go further afield ,the full-on experience of the coast is only a short drive away. Traditional markets, local shops with traditional Spanish wares superb fish restaurants, large supermakets and shops for the shopaholics and the family-fun water park (open in summer) are all within easy reach. Towns such as Antequera, the impressive national park of El Torcal with the amazing limestone 'moonscape', the famous small pueblo villages of Andalucia, the pretty bustling town of Nerja, the ancient caves in Moro with all the stalegmites and stalagmites and stalactites you would expect, the unmissable Alhambra in Granada, the facinating little city of Cordoba, hot springs in the ancient town of Alhama de Granada, the salt lakes of Fuente de la Piedra with thousands of breeding flamingos in Spring make for excellent days out. In the villa you will find guide books and pull-out directions for you to take with you if you feel like setting out somewhere. Short as well as longer self-guided walk sheets will take you up into the park and mountains without fear of getting lost ... although we have local guides who would be delighted to take you walking or a day out mountain-biking so that you get the best of a day in this stunning area. River-walking is a great thing to do in the summer! The area is fantastic for cycling on the quiet mountain roads amid the wonderful scenery and we can arrange bike hire for you locally.

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Rates & Availability

Alcaucín Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Auumn
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,080
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,588
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,080
 
 
Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,588
 
 
Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,271
 
 
Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,461
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
 
Summer
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,224
 
 
Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,715
 
 
Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,588
 
 
Autumn
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,080
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,080
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $254

£200 bond is held over the letting period, returned to you within one week of your arrival home as long as everything is OK in the house after you have left.

Changeover Day:
From late July until the end of August Saturday to Saturday bookings. At other times we can be flexible. Arrival after 4.30pm and departure by 9.30 am.

All services including firewood are included with the exception of air conditioning and underfloor heating at £150 per week. We are sorry but we have to charge this as an extra now due to the continually rising cost of electricity in Spain. This is payable in advance when you pay your final balance. If you change your mind during your stay and decide you would like air con or heating you will be charged pro rata per night and can only pay online. House Managers will make a special visit to activate the system for you at a charge of 20 Euros per visit payable in cash to them.

We have our own Terms and Conditions and are happy to send them to you at any time. We will include them anyway when you pay your first deposit. You need to know that deposits are non-returnable unless we are able to re-let the weeks you have booked in which case we can make a refund to you according to our T's and C's. Of course we can provide proof of booking and payment for your insurance company if you have to cancel your holiday for unavoidable unexpected reasons.

Please contact me by phone on O1274 590515 or 0780 395 1960 before any payment is made so that you can be confident your booking genuine. I am sometimes in Spain where our mobile number is 0034 635 126 800. If you email first I can be ready to take your call.

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Amenities

Alcaucín Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • En-suite shower room to master bedroom with bath, bidet, loo. Similar house bathroom but with bath and shower over. Third similar shower room downstairs, ensuite with double bedroom unless beds in 2nd sitting room are in use. Two hot water tanks.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bed: 6' dble bed, TV, en-suite, glass doors to balcony. 2 twin bedrooms. One dble bedroom 6' bed downstairs. 2 full-size single beds in second sitting room downstairs. Children and teenagers particularly like this room. AC unit in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Casa Louisa is on two levels and, as the pool is slightly below the villa with pool house and large terraces, the whole feeling is one of spaciousness with plenty of room for everyone to do just what they want .. joining in the fun around the pool or reading quietly in the shade away from it all. Our guests tell us the villa is very suitable for young families with lockable gates between the house and pool, safe play area outside for tinies. There is one complete set of baby equipment in the house and extra stuff for another baby is very easy to organise. Wifi access in most rooms and terraces close to the house. Airconditioning and fans in every room. The beds are all comfortable (vital!) with blankets or duvets should you need them. The house is prepared to a high standard for you with many of those basic necessities you might need provided (soap, salt and pepper, washing powder for example), including wine, cold beers and fruit juice to welcome you! Outside: Large private pool (10 by 5 metres), large pool house with outdoor kitchen and bar (only a step away to those cold drinks!) all surrounded by large terraces giving the property a feeling of spaciousness. (Meaning, however, children need to be supervised at all times when in the pool). Gates with bolts between the house and the pool on top and bottom terraces for the safety of small children (making a safe play area for tinies just outside the living area). 8 full-size sun beds and plenty of movable comfortable chairs for sunbaking or reading in the shade. Sun-trap balcony outside the living room with comfortable sofa and chairs. Covered area with comfortable sofa and chairs leading from 2nd sitting room downstairs. Two large marble tables on the top terrace perfect for outside dining and breakfast in shade or sun. Plenty of chairs. Gas bbq (gas supplied) just outside the kitchen. Outside wood oven for use in spring, autumn and winter. Extra umbrellas for shade. TABLE TENNIS table. Utility Room: Washing machine, second sink, creel, iron, clothers airers and ironing board (sometimes to be found under the stairs!) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa serviced before and after your stay; all linen including bath and pool towels provided. Pool cleaned twice a week, regular gardening. Other: The second living room downstairs has sofa and chairs, flat screen TV for DVDs, games in the cupboards, plenty of books and toys on the shelves and two full size single beds. Air-conditoning unit. Glass doors to a terrace. Children love this room.

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