About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Villa near Alhaurin de la Torre, Costa del Sol (Inland), Spain - Rural Location, 5 Mins to Nearest Golf Course, 20 Mins to Airport
A beautiful relaxing villa with lovely views of the mountains and surrounding countryside yet only a short drive from Malaga airport which means you can be relaxing by the pool within an hour of landing! Flat screen TV with internet TV channels, DVD player, Wii console & WiFi Rural location but within comfortable travelling of popular locations such as Benalmadena, Mijas and Marbella which is around a 35 minute drive. Plenty of terraces and seating areas for relaxing or being more social. Beautiful white tiled pool with shower and terraced area. Large well kept garden with fruit trees, you can squeeze your own orange juice or freeze a slice of lemon to pop in your drink! Large palm lined driveway, plenty of parking space and double car port at rear. A car is essential in our opinion but taxis are available and a bus stop is a 5-10 minute walk away. Near Lauro Golf (5mins) and Alhaurin Golf (15 mins).
John and Rebecca
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About John and Rebecca
We live in England with our 2 daughters but love to spend time in Spain whenever we can. Of course the weather and food are great but we especially love the family focused culture. We both work currently but are looking forward to the future when we are able to make a permanent move to Spain!
John and Rebecca purchased this Villa in 2013
Why John and Rebecca chose Alhaurín de la Torre
We love the Costa del Sol particularly the inland areas where the view of the mountains can be as spectacular as the coast. We are in an ideal location only 20 minutes from Malaga airport & within a short drive of beautiful beaches, relaxing woodland walks, charming villages or the glamour and shopping of Marbella! We can choose to be as relaxed or as active as we want!
What makes this Villa unique
The property is in a rural location with a small number of other villas however we are not overlooked with uninterrupted views from the roof terrace - a great place for a relaxing drink and view of the stars at night. The entrance to the property is lined by large palm trees leading the way through the fruit garden to the terraces at the front of the villa. Having 5 different areas outside to sit & relax there are plenty of options for sun or shade & room for everyone to be as sociable or as private as you choose! We provide hair dryers & pool towels to save on luggage space! We do recommend a car as the nearest shops are around a 10 min drive away although there is a small bar within 5 minutes walk. Alhaurin el Grande has some lovely cafes, bars & restaurants
Pool / Spa
Perfect family Villa
Well what can I say that hasn't already been said, I cant think of one negative thing to say, only that I wish I had booked for 2 weeks!!
What a lovely villa this is, from the minute you go through the secure gates, the palm tree driveway, pool, outside seating area, that's before you even get inside. That was not a disappointment, spacious, clean and everything you needed.
Went with extended family, so the very spacious bedrooms and bathrooms were a bonus. Little touches like cot/highchair, wifi at no extra cost and English TV, and the welcome packs all made it special.
We even ventured into the pool, although not heated, once the sun was on it, it warmed up, with plenty of sun loungers for everyone to chill on.
We did hire a car, not something we usually do, but the drive to Alhaurin el Grande is an easy 10 min max, with fantastic views, full of shops, restaurants and supermarkets, only went there because we know the area. Lidl is only a 10 min drive in the other direction.
We didn't feel the need to venture out and about because we had everything we needed, although I would (if a football fan) recommend the Malaga FC stadium tour at only 10 Euros pp, well worth the money and the Selwo Marina in Benalmadena.
Would definitely recommend this Villa
Was very easy to book with John & Rebecca answering emails very quickly (think I may have sent a few !!)
Thanks to all your agents too who were on hand if needed, especially on the morning we left , thunder/lightning torrential rain and a power cut, but was not rushed to leave the property.
Thank you Rosemarie, we're so pleased the Villa lived up to your expectations! We love the fact that there is space around the Villa so that everyone can enjoy a quiet moment if they wish or all sit together and enjoy some family time.
We haven't ourselves visited Malaga FC but it's on the list - we are usually too busy eating in one of the bars and watching the world go by.
We hope to welcome you back next year!
Everything you need for a great holiday
We love Villa James. It's huge, so private and the pool is fantastic. Everything you can possibly think of that you would need for a self catering holiday is here. Excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack waiting for you (cheers for the wine and fizz) this was our second visit here and hopefully it won't be our last. Can you also say thanks to expressions too, unfortunately we used their feedback form to keep the scores for uno! They are great the place is so clean and Richard was so friendly when he came to clean the pool. 10/10 we picked fresh figs and had them roasted with goats cheese and Serrano ham, there's lemons and limes for the gin. Thanks again for our stay it was perfect.
Thank you for your kind words Sandra we are so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit to us. We're also quite jealous as we have never quite timed a visit ourselves to make the most of the figs when they are ripe - we're sure they were delicious!
Perfect! Second stay even better than first
This was our second stay at Villa James, we stayed for 7 days last year and although we did 13 days this year, like last year we didn't want to leave. The property is immaculate and had some upgrades from last year. The rooftop furniture created the ideal spot to watch both the sunrise & sunset (especially with a glass of Rioja). John and Rebecca are great from making our bookings and return of deposit they are excellent. The team who maintain the property are always on hand or at the end of the phone. This villa is the ideal place to relax and also explore the surroundings of northern Costa del Sol. There are several restaurants in nearby Alhaurin, we especially recommend El Fogon (beware the portions are huge) and also El Postillon on the outskirts of the town, the food and service are in line with the villa, very worthy of 5 stars!! If it wasn't for our desire to explore other areas of Europe we would stay here every year. If you are thinking about booking this villa, stop thinking, just book it. You will not be disappointed!
It was a pleasure to welcome back you and your family and it's great to hear that you enjoyed the new furniture on the roof terrace - we agree that a glass of wine at sunset is one of the best ways to enjoy it!
El Fogon is one of our favourite restaurants too but we always struggle to clear the plate.
We really appreciate your comments about communication - we know that it's so important to feel confident in your choice of booking.
Enjoy your future travels!
Villa James is a stunning property which has clearly been very well thought out. There was plenty of room and space for 8 of us to spend the day in and around the pool, relaxing and reading on various terraces, or playing games in the shaded area of the naya. Evenings were spent sitting around the large table outside having a barbecue together but not before the adults had a refreshing mojito using limes picked from the orchard.
Despite its rural location Malaga is really easy to get to, about 25 minutes, and we visited a number of times to see the Picasso Museum, the old fort, to do some serious shopping and eat in the numerous lively restaurants in the port area.
We also visited Gibraltar and Granada which were really accessible due to the great Spanish roads.
The service from John and Rebecca has been second to none from the moment of my first enquiry to the many emails prior to departure asking for advice and tips for our stay. This excellent service continued during our stay with the help of Kelly and Geoff who were available for any questions we had.
Adults and children alike had 'the best holiday ever' and we thoroughly recommend Villa James.
What a lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and also made the most of the location visiting so many places (but not forgetting the all important shopping!). Thank you for trusting us with your holiday - we know how important this can be to get right!
We had a wonderful family holiday at John and Rebecca's villa. It surpassed our expectations with it's spacious layout and excellent facilities. The pool was fabulous to cool off in the afternoons after busy days exploring Andalucia and the roof terrace provided a wonderful area to sit with a glass of wine and watch the fabulous sunsets! 10 minutes drive from Alhaurin del Torre and Alhaurin el Grande with great shopping facilities and restaruants. Would definitely recommend this villa if you love the relaxation of the countryside but only 20 minutes drive to the Costa beaches.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - especially the new seating on the roof terrace, we think it's a perfect location for a long cool drink in the evening! Thank you for your comments and for trusting us with your holiday
Lovely peaceful holiday :-)
Same as the other reviews this is a lovely villa, with lovely fixtures and furnishings, plenty of space for us all to relax (family of 5 + baby). All our needs were taken care of ( + little extras) and the communication before we went was very good.
Welcome pack was really really appreciated
The pool & the pool area were fabulous, also the shaded seating area, many card games played there!
Again Geoff and Kelly really looked after us and supplied lots of lovely big soft towels, and they even sorted out a few little issues for us.
If i can leave a suggestion though,,,, air con in all bedrooms would be a good idea (maybe a mobile one) as we were very very hot through the nights as spain was having a heatwave with temps in the low 40's!!
Overall we have had a lovely peaceful holiday, in a beautiful villa. Many Thanks. :-)
Thank you for your review we are pleased to hear that you had a lovely time despite the heat in the current heatwave! We do appreciate that in such extremes the fans in the bedrooms may not make enough impact. We are planning on installing additional air con units in the bedrooms that currently don't have it during the winter months to prepare for next summer. We agree that the welcome pack that Kelly provides is a godsend particularly if you arrive late at night with no time for shopping :)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A £200 refundable breakage/security deposit paid at balance and refunded on return (normal wear and tear / breakages will not be charged for as long as they are deemed reasonable. Significant items e.g. furniture etc. will be however be charged) Changeover Day: We are happy to be flexible with dates to work around your flights & other guests arrangements. Arrivals after 4pm and departure prior to 10am (alternative times by arrangement but please agree at time of booking)