Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa Bruja (the bewitching villa) is ideal for a long or short stay at any time of the year. It benefits from glorious mountain views and is located directly on Alhaurin Golf course. Close to clubhouse, local bar and convenience shops, and only 3km from the bustling Moorish town of Alhaurin El Grande with all facilities. There is a large private heated pool with its own toilet and shower room, gas barbecue and fridge, and attractive lighting to entice you to enjoy an evening dip.
Our well-equipped semi-detached villa has full air-conditioning, and substantial areas of both sunny and shaded terracing from which you can enjoy the views in all directions, and especially across to the hills and setting sun in the West. Free wireless internet is available via USB dongle all over the villa and patios.
Ground floor: large dining /sitting room with lovely views across to the hills, TV with UK Freeview & Spanish stations & DVD player, kitchen + w/m, d/w, microwave and f/freezer, and there is also a downstairs toilet.
Upstairs: three twin bedrooms and family bath/shower room. Two bedrooms have stunning views, one with balcony and the other with its own en-suite bath/shower room. Pool heating is available on request 1 Apr - 30 Nov at a small extra charge. Free off-road parking and arrival pack on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Cala 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga (AGP) 30 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Casa Bruja was built to a high standard in 2003 with full air-con, all mod cons, one bedroom with en-suite and a well-equipped kitchen. The rooms are bright and airy and most have stunning views of the beautiful sourrounding scenery. There are polished marble floors throughout, and all facilities are as described in the tick-boxes.
Wireless internet is available throughout the villa and external patio areas through the use of a loaned USB dongle which is rated at 7.2mbps, and there is excellent local signal strength. There is no charge for the first 250MB of data transfer per week, and it's only 5p (GBP 0.05) per MB above 250MB. Software to measure data transfer is provided as part of the package.
|Further details outdoors||
There are large areas of sunny and shaded patio at the front and back of the villa. There are glorious views to the front overlooking the mountains and the golf course, while the back benefits from a large private heated pool with Roman (semi-circular) steps at the shallow end. The pool area has its own WC and shower room with hot and cold water, gas bbq - every facility for a relaxing holiday!
The private pool (8M x 4M, 1.4-1.8M) is available from April - November. Optional pool heating is available if required at GBP 30-60/week., depending on dates. Heating is an enjoyable luxury at any time, and is recommended during April, May, ? June, Oct, Nov.
The rental rate quoted assumes that guests will arrive at the villa at any time BETWEEN 15:00 and 20:00 on their first day, and will leave by 10:00 on their last day; this gap gives us time to clean the villa. If your plans are different from this, it's ESSENTIAL to negotiate with the owners before placing the booking.
A welcome pack will be provided on request, or you can stop at a large supermarket which is directly on the route from the airport and is open till about 21:00 (Mon-Sat).
We provide a detailed house guide to all guests, together with route instructions to enable you to find our villa easily from Malaga airport, and our English-speaking local agent will be delighted to meet you on arrival and show you round.
The Costa del Sol region
The Costa del Sol contains Europe's sunniest beaches and some of its most elegant resorts such as Marbella & Estepona. Alhaurin Golf is only 30 minutes from Malaga Airport, 20-30 minutes from the sandy and attractive La Cala & Fuengirola beaches, and about 40 minutes from Marbella.
We are only 6km from the famous Andalucian hillside village of Mijas, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The area provides many bars, quality restaurants and major shopping centres, while the bustling Moorish town of Alhaurin El Grande (meaning the great Garden of Allah) is just 3km away. The villa is well sited for day trips to Marbella, Puerto Banus Estepona, Malaga, Nerja caves, Ronda, Antequera, Toledo and Granada's world-famous Alhambra. The whole family will enjoy an outing to Tivoli World at Benalmadena, where there is an amazing cable car which rises 700M up a local mountain. You can also escape to the very attractive mountains and lakes of El Chorro & Ardales, where part of a Bond film was made.
Granada also offers skiing at up to 3000M, with several cable cars and ski runs at every level of difficulty, and the snow usually persists till end-April.
Alhaurin Golf Resort
Casa Bruja offers the perfect compromise between total relaxation and energetic sighseeing! The large private heated pool, wonderful views and local facilities are there to be enjoyed, or you can use the villa as a base for day (or longer) trips to many of the fascinating local Moorish villages and towns.
Casa Bruja is situated at an altitude of 340m on the prestigious and challenging Alhaurin Golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros. It is directly opposite Tee 12, and reduced green fees can be arranged through the English owners, who will be delighted to provide tailored information about the local area. There are three golf courses in the immediate vicinity, and a further 40 courses within about 25km. Golf clubs can be hired on the course.
Alhaurin Golf Hotel (****) is about 300M from the villa and offers excellent food and bar facilities in a delightful rural setting, and also hires out its tennis courts. The resort has a small convenience store open till late while the local BP petrol station also sells a useful range of essentials.
Golf, walking and horse-riding are nearby; hill-walking and cycling are popular local activities, though some hills are quite steep. Boating and scuba-diving are available in Marbella.
Many more details of local facilities are provided in an owner's guide which is sent to all guests.