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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 Malaga area

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic holiday and absolutely loved the villa thanks so much. It was easy to contact Kelly on arrival and she came over to welcomes which was lovely. We thought the welcome pack was more than we'd have expected and just great. The villa and grounds were everything we had hoped for and actually more, the kitchen is so well set up and had pretty much everything we needed and we were delighted that there was air con in all the bedrooms (when we booked it was planned work but not guaranteed.)
Aug 2016
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Alhaurín de la Torre Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , En suite to Bedroom 3
  • Main Bathroom - with wc, bath, overhead shower, sink & vanity unit. En-Suite bathroom - wc, bath, overhead shower, basin and storage unit En-suite shower room - curtained off from bedroom with shower, hand basin & wc All have towels and hand soap
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King sized bed with mini hall to en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 - Twin beds, air con with timer control, ceiling fan. Bedroom 3 - Double bed, en-suite shower room, air con with timer control, ceiling fan Bedroom 4 - Double bed, air con with timer control, ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The villa is in a rural location therefore a car is essential. Suitable for children however the pool is not gated and the steps up to the roof terrace mean that very young children need to be supervised at all times. No smoking within the house Outside: white tiled, floodlit private pool 9m x 4m with stepped access - great for sitting on with a glass of wine! Outdoor shower, sunbeds & side tables. Garden terrace with large corner sofa, armchair, table & hammock. Covered terrace with sofa, armchairs & patio heaters. Dining terrace with table, seating for 8, adjustable parasol & BBQ. Courtyard with table & chairs Roof terrace. Large gardens and fruit trees. The property is securely fenced which allows children to play safely among the gardens and rear of the property where the concreted area is good for a kick about! Utility Room: Accessed via the courtyard a back room contains a washing machine, iron and ironing board. A clothes line is available at the rear of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & towels (bath sheet & hand towel per person) provided. We also provide towels for use around the pool. If you are staying for 2 weeks all bed linen & towels will be changed mid stay. Additional cleaning can be arranged please ask for details. Other: The entrance hall has space to sit and relax and a dining table with seating for 8. Outside at the rear of the villa the courtyard provides a relaxing spot when slaving away in the kitchen!


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Lovely peaceful holiday :-)

  • 5 of 5

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. :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 :)
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Excellent Quality Property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property and we have been staying in Villas in this area for many years. High standard of furnishings inside and out. Wonderful pool and loungers,chairs etc., Fantastic fruit trees in the orchard especially the plums of which I ate many!!!!

Really good standard of cleanliness and a great welcome pack. Kelly and Geoff did a really good job. We will come back we would have been back in September this year but Villa is not available for our dates.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it's good to hear that someone is taking advantage of the fruit trees other than the birds! Kelly and Geoff do a fantastic job and have received many compliments from our guests. It's lovely to hear that you would like to return, that is the feeling we hope everyone leaves with as it's a real indication, we hope, of the enjoyable and relaxing time you have had. Perhaps we will have the opportunity to welcome you back next year!
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Outstanding Villa, already booked for next year

  • 5 of 5

We brought our family (mother, father, grandson etc) and were a little nervous as we had never used the site or stayed in a Villa before and was't sure what to expect.

Everything was though of, you receive a welcome email, asking what bed layouts you like (Just like being on a cruise ship)

The directions were precise and upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised, the photo's do not do justice to the Villa.

4 good size bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, gorgeous kitchen and they have thought of everything, we even had a welcome pack of Red Wine, Bread, Water etc so we didn't have to rush out after travelling.

There are mature gardens where we picked fruit from, nothing better than having a GT and just picking your lemon to slice.

The pool and sunbathing area's are fantastic and the whole Villa was so good we didn't even go out to eat at Restaurants that much, we loved cooking, drinking and relaxing right there.

There is more than enough space for everyone to have their own space too, my 7 year old was in pool 24/7, wife on the roof terrace (a master stroke of genius) my mum etc relaxed by pool or read in living room etc and then we all came together in the evening, whoever though of the decor and space layout had one job but did the job right, I have already booked for May 2016

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for trusting us with your holiday, it's great to hear you had a fantastic time! The roof terrace is a real suntrap and with the double sun lounger it is great for true sun worshipers - also good with a glass of wine watching the stars at night! We look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a week at this villa and we can only describe it as 'Paradise'.

The villa itself is very big and spacious and the outside space that this villa offers is just 'fabulous' plenty of space around the pool/seating area.

The villa is very private, in fact we barely seen anyone all week except the gardener (who may I add does a great job of keeping the garden tidy).

Lots of nice restaurants a short drive away and if you are prepared to travel a little further afield there are plenty of nice towns to visit. We did a lot of travelling whilst we were there which was just fantastic.

We would definitely recommend this villa to couples/families wanting a nice week away with a home from home experience (with the added bonus of sunshine).

The owners (John & Rebecca) are fantastic to deal with - such a pleasure, always responsive and very helpful. Thank you for such a great week !!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the Villa and Antonio (the gardener!) - it's lovely to hear that you had a great mix of relaxing and sightseeing! We can't always guarantee the weather but can promise a warm welcome :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $270.27

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.