Villa/Townhouse in Velez-Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain - Experience Life In A Historic Spanish Neighbourhood With Ready Access To Beaches And Mountains
- english, spanish, For Spanish I have to use Google Translate
About Patrick Buckley
We are a British/American couple with family and friends in both countries. We chose the Townhouse in Velez-Malaga to be our European home and a base for family and friends to visit. We have lived in our Velez-Malaga Townhouse 10 times for about 3 weeks each time since buying it in early March 2011 and each visit is more enjoyable than the previous one.
Patrick Buckley purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Patrick Buckley chose Vélez-Málaga
We chose Axarquia because it has the best weather in Europe, great beaches, is 40 minutes to Malaga Airport and 1 hour 45 mins to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. After looking from beaches to mountains and campo to villages we decided on Velez-Malaga to experience living in a typical Andalucian village neighbourhood with all the amenities of a small city within walking distance - market, restaurants, tapas cafes, bus service and a sports center with a lap pool. We chose the "Old City" (La Villa) up near the Moorish Fortaleza for the ambiance. We chose the house because it has a large 90sqm roof terrace with 360 degree views of the sea, mountains, sunset and cultural landmarks, plus modern amenities and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths making room for visitors.
What makes this Villa unique
The roof terrace has superb views that are ideal for enjoying the Costa del Sol weather. It is half covered so one can elect full sun or shade or even sit out and remain dry and warm while listening to the patter of raindrops on the half roof. BBQ dinners on the roof offer superb sunset views and aerial displays by the neighbouring swifts. The beaches are 3 miles/5 km/10 min drive or one can take the bus. Lake Vinuela. the mountains and national park are about a 15 min drive. All the Velez-Malaga amenities are within about a 15 min walk. The house was well built on a historic foundation and fitted out with modern appliances and amenities. It is a fun place to live.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Check with ownerCheck with owner
No smoking - Smoking allowed on roof terrace onlySmoking allowed on roof terrace only
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Very beautiful property with an amazing view
Very beautiful property, clean, well maintained and with amazing views! The owners always showed much concern and was really lovely people! Thank you 🙏
Second stay in Velez
Another wonderful stay in Patrick and Marilyn's lovely home, situated perfectly in the old town of Velez Malaga. Everything we needed in the house and everything on hand in town. Patrick as helpful as ever. Thank you so much!
We are pleased to see Anne-Marie enjoyed our Velez-Malaga home as much as we do. Patrick & Marilyn
Beautiful stay in Velez Malaga!
We have just returned from a week's stay in this beautiful townhouse in the heart of the old town in Velez. The house is spotlessly clean, clearly lovingly looked after and is fully equipped with everything you could need. Shops, bars and restaurants are all on hand. The view from the roof terrace is breathtaking! The owners Patrick and Marilyn were wonderful and could not have been more helpful in providing us with lots of advice and information. Would highly recommend this beautiful home for a stay in wonderful Velez.
We had a wonderfull time in a wonderfull house! Everything was perfect. We were very happy to be there.
We are pleased to hear Jakub & Katka and Daughters enjoyed their visit. We always enjoy our visits and love to see our guests enjoy it as much as we do.
Stort hus, skøn tagterrasse og autentisk by.
Vi fik en meget venlig modtagelse, selvom vi var ca 2 timer forsinket -TAK TIL KIRA!
I huset er der alt, hvad man har brug for og overalt er der meget rent. Ved behov, er Patrick meget hurtig med hjælp. Har man lyst til at se andre byer, skal man f.eks køre til Periana, hvor der er flot udsigt over en sø. Kører man til Competa, er der lækker mad på Oscar’s og i byen findes en virkelig god isbar.
Karin's Danish translated to English.
"Large house, beautiful roof terrace and authentic city.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We received a very friendly reception, though we were delayed for about 2 hours -Thank you to Kira!
In the house there is everything that you need and everywhere is very clean. If needed, Patrick is very quick with help. If you want to see other cities, you should drive to Periana, where you have beautiful views of a lake. If you drive to Competa, there is delicious Oscar's food and there is a really good ice cream bar in town."
We appreciate Karin as a Guest and her very nice Review. Patrick & Marilyn
Special interest holidays:
Velez-Malaga and surrounding villages celebrate many holidays. Carnival prior to Lent. Holy Week in Velez-Malaga is particularly noteworthy for the very elaborate processions. Velez Malaga has an annual Feria de San Miguel in September. There is also a Bhuddist Religious and Education Center at Barriada de Aldea Alta and a fascinating Bhuddist Shrine (Shtupa) on a nearby hill top. Only 4.5 miles (as the crow flies) but about 20 to 25 minute drive up an interesting mountain road with dramatic views. Local general aviation airport is about 1 mile Northwest with runway 29 visible from roof terrace on compass heading 290 degrees.
Only 3 miles to the Torre del Mar and Caleta de Velez beaches that are connected by a paved esplanade for walking or cycling. Only 2 miles to the coastal motorway that takes you to Malaga and all the other Costa del Sol beaches and attractions.
Malaga airport has many flights to major European cities. It is a 40 minute drive from Velez-Malaga. Major rental cars available as well as taxi, train and bus service. Velez-Malaga has regular bus service to shopping mall, beaches and other Costa del Sol locations.
Our Villa is in the heart of "La Villa" the historic city area of Velez-Malaga, the capital of Axarquia. Many other typical and interesting Andalucian villages are 10 to 30 minutes drive.
Velez-Malaga is a small city and capital of the District of Axarquia with more amenities than the surrounding villages. In 5 to 15 minutes walking are the Theatre of Carmen, Central Market, all manner of shops, restaurants, tapas cafes and a sports center as well as various cultural venues of interest. If you inquire the owner will provide web sites and info about all kinds of activities in Velez-Malaga, the region of Axarquia, Province of Malaga and Andalucia.