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Hilltop Andalucian Villa near Alhaurin el Grande

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

7/9 beds 3/4 bathrooms

El Refugio is a beautiful, traditional Andalucian house built in 1989 by a famous Argentinian architect. It has been featured in 'House and Garden' (English) and in Spain in 'La Casa de Marie-Claire.'

It features a large double-cube drawing room, dining room, kitchen, three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a single room with a WC and shower room. The house is constructed round a courtyard with a central fountain.

There are terraces for sitting in / sunbathing / eating areas on the East, South and West sides.

The pool is reached across a lawn of approximately 40 yards.

Fifty yards below the pool there is a separate cottage comprising a double bedroom (with kitchenette) and a bathroom, available at a small extra rental.

The house is at the top of a hill with beautiful views all around. It is set in fifty acres of olive grove and pine forest. The major mountain known as Sierra de Mijas is due south of the property and in full view of it.

Staff: A staff cottage is adjacent to the house. The couple who are in their early thirties will be delighted to look after you. He is a driver / gardener / handyman. She is an excellent housekeeper and cleaner, who can also be available as cook.

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Christopher Balfour
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2011


Alhaurín el Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Yellow - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Single - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms which are en-suite, are decorated with antique Moroccan tiles.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 2 twin/ single
    Blue room - 2 twin/ single
    Yellow room - 2 twin/ single
    Single - 1 twin/ single
    Casita - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms with two single beds which are configured together as a double bed but can be separated.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Staff: A staff cottage is adjacent to the house. The couple who are in their early thirties will be delighted to look after you. He is a driver / gardener / handyman. She is an excellent housekeeper and cleaner, who can also be available as cook.


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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Alhaurin Golf
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Cala de Mijas
Car: necessary

The house is 35km from Malaga Centre, 23km from the airport.

The nearest town is Alhaurin el Grande. Heading west it is 30 minutes from Marbella and 20 minutes from the coast at Cala de Mijas.

Alhuarin is about 2 km from the house along a very minor road so that there is no traffic around the house and Alhuarin has all modern shops including two supermarkets and several restaurants. Doctors, first-aid stations and vets are all available in the town.


Rates & Availability

Alhaurín el Grande Villa Rental Rates


  • The house is available from 31st March to end September 2012 at a rate of £2000 per week in April and May and then at £2500 per week in June and £3000 per week in July and August. £2500 per week in September.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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