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El Nido (The Nest)

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 29 reviews

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Floating in the pool....Life is good!

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Sleeps 9 - "El Nido" (The Nest) is a private detached villa with a private pool in Los Pinos, Almunecar. The Villa has stunning panoramic views of the sea and the mountains. El Nido is very quiet and yet just minutes away from a year round bustling town. The villa is split into various levels as it is on the side of the headland hill known as "Los Pinos". All the levels are connected via the garden. The top floor of the house has three generous double bedrooms, one en-suite, a family shower room, the kitchen and the sitting/dining room. There are also two terraces. The main one is spacious and has a dining table for 6. The other one is in front of the main bedroom and quite private from the rest of the house. The lower floor can be an independent 1/2 bedroom apartment, bath/shower room,sitting/dining/kitchen and a large terrace in front. It is perfectly set up for friends/families sharing or just one big happy group. The owners use the house as their own. The house, terraces, pool and gardens are lovingly looked after. Please note that El Nido is 76 meters above sea level and so it is on the side of Los Pinos Headland. If you have any doubts about its location, please ask me.

Regardless of number of guests, you will never share the house with anyone else. It is rented as a private villa for whoever is renting it for that period of time.

There are two main rules for renting my house: 1- You must treat it as if it was your own. 2- You must have a great time while you are there!

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Various 900 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 80 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 80 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (4), Single beds (8), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Bedrooms: Upstairs the main bedroom has a king size bed or two single beds. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed or 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 has a kingsize double bed or two single beds. Downstairs, the main bedroom has a king size bed or 2 singles. There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting room for occasional use.

Bathrooms: Upstairs: En-suite shower room to main bedroom and a further family shower room just opposite bedroom 2. Downstair the bathroom has a bath, a separate shower, a WC, basin with under cabinet and a bidet.

Kitchen: The upstairs kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances (oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave,washing machine, kettle, etc) and kitchen utensils.The downstairs kitchen is also fully equipped but it's smaller and it does not have an oven.

Utility Room: Available to the apartment there is an array of garden furniture, pool loungers, dining tables and chairs etc.

The upstairs living room is open plan with a dining table and a comfortable sofa. The sitting room opens to the terrace and the panoramic views. There is a flat screen TV and a DVD player. There is a small collection of DVDs available to guests. The downstairs sitting room is open plan with the kitchen/dining.

All the bedrooms and bathrooms are strategically situated to provide maximum privacy from each other. This house is perfect for a large family or sharing families, friends sharing or a couple seeking a private luxury spot all to themselves.

Further details outdoors

The Villa is surrounded by its own garden which is mainly laid to terraces and potted plants. There are palm trees in the pool area which provide the perfect shade in the summer. All the terraces have tables and chairs. There are loungers available to use around the pool. The swimming pool has proper steps which make it very easy to get in and out of. There is a shower by the pool which must be used before and after using the pool. The filtration system of the pool is almost chemical free.

Further details

Prices are inclusive of everything. There is a €300 or £250 returnable deposit payable independently of the rental cost. The house and terraces will be handed over meticulously clean. Please try to leave the house in a similar condition to how you find it. It is a big house and it takes two people 6 full hours to clean everything properly when the house is left in a tidy condition.

All bed linen is included in the rental price. A set of bath towels and a beach towel per person is included in the rental price.

The Andalucia region

This bit of coast is called the "tropical Coast" for a very good reason. The winters are the mildest in main land Europe and the summers are not as hot as other Andalusian parts. The fertile valleys of the area grow Papayas, avocados, custard apples, medlars, etc.

The Tropical coast is sandwiched between the Sierra Nevada to the North (3,450 meters high) and the Med and Africa to the South. Because of this, it has a very special climate.

This coast has more than 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20. The Costa Tropical translates as a heavenly place. Its extensive beaches, with clear blue waters, have been repeatedly awarded the exclusive eco-label Blue Flag. These beaches draw thousands of both Spanish and foreign visitors. However, this area does not suffer the problems affecting other regions and it remains very Spanish.

The tourism boom that took place in Spain during the 60s and 70s arrived late to the Costa Tropical and that is why it has successfully kept away from becoming a grey urbanized and tourist-stricken land mass like other parts of Spain.

Almunecar is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away (by car) from Sierra Nevada. The ski season in Sierra Nevada runs from late November/early December to after Easter and it has been known to remain open into May when the snow has allowed it. Sierra Nevada is the most southerly ski resort in Europe and unbeliebably, it has fantastic snow for 3 months of the year. The highest slope goes almost to the very top of the mountain at 3,400 meters. One can easily ski in the morning and swin in the sea in the afternoon. From the top of Sierra Nevada, Africa is clearly visible on a clear day.

The Coast around Almunecar has wide family beaches as well as many coves and dramatic cliffs. There are also various nudists beaches.

All sorts of sports are easily available in and around Almunecar. Scuba diving, golf, horse riding, paraglyding, moutain biking, road cycling, hiking, canyoning, walking, etc, etc. One can even do absolutely nothing and simply enjoy the nice coffee bars and restaurants that the area has to offer.


Almunecar is a busy town all year around.

Almunecar has a very long history which predates the Romans. This is reflected in its arquitecture and monuments. The Old town and its handsome Moorish castle sit on a small hill between the mouths of two rivers. Almunecar has managed to retain the atmosphere and character of an old Spanish town with winding narrow streets and tapas bars. Besides tourism, fishing and the growing of tropical fruits remain at the heart of the town's day to day life.

Almunecar's beaches have excellent facilities -pedalos, beach beds and parasols for hire, showers and toilets and life-guards in high season. The beach fronts are lined with typical Spanish restaurants and bars serving delicious seafood and tapas.

The town has a water park, bird park and botanical gardens.

There is an open air market every Friday selling Spanish leather goods and pottery as well as bargain clothing.

The first Saturday of each month is the craft and flea market.

Granada is the only province in Spain that will serve you a free Tapa with your drink. Have a couple of drinks and you will have had a free lunch! They do exist in Granada!

Malaga and Granada are only an hour away from Almunecar. There are many things to do and see in either of them. If you plan to visit the Alhambra, make sure you book in advance to avoid dissapointment.

Please ask me if you have a specific interest. There are too many things to do around here to cover them all.

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16 Nov 2014


"A beautiful villa in a beautiful location!"

My much-enjoyed holiday with family in Almunecar this year was made immeasurably pleasant and comfortable by our accommodation at El Nido, an idyllically situated villa embedded high in the hillside t… More

I am over the moon to know that you enjoyed your stay at El Nido and Almunecar in general.

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about which, I almost don't know what to say! Thank you doesn't seem enough!

I look forward to having you enjoy El Nido again in the near future.
All the very best,

2 Nov 2014


"We keep on coming back which says it all - just perfect!"

A great location for a great family holiday with a selection of superb beeches and restaurants etc and when you get back to 'El Nido' it feels like home with the added benefit of a lovely pool and fab views. Also a great location for exploring the local mountains and cycling which we did for a few days!

Thank you very much for your nice review. I am so pleased to have you coming back year after year and that you keep enjoying El Nido. We love Almunecar and its surroundings too.

I hope to see you again next year!

All the best,

22 Oct 2014



This was our first trip to Spain and I booked El Nido for a week with friends to celebrate our birthdays. Everything about our stay was wonderful from the moment we stepped on to the terrace to our re… More

Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope the rest of your trip around Europe was as good, if not better, than your stay at El Nido in Almunecar.
Please come back any time. I feel fortunate to have such nice guests enjoying themselves in my house.
All the best,
P.S. Remember to try not to work too hard ;-)

18 Oct 2014


"Noting beats the view!"

It shouldn't be possible to read all the reviews of El Nido and still be positively surprised - but you will be!Ana (the owner) is fantastic, everything from booking to arrival and departure was … More

Thank you very much for your very kind words.
We also fell in love with the view many years ago and never tire of it!
I love that nice people like you get to enjoy the view and the house too.
I look forward to welcoming you back to El Nido any time.

Thank you! All the best,

9 Sep 2014


"Beautuful villa, spectacular views, helpful owner."

Villa was absolutely amazing. We celebrated my 50th birthday with close family. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped with all we could have needed. Thank you for the cake and Cava Ana!we even… More

Thank you very much for enjoying El Nido and choosing it to celebrate one of your significant birthdays! I am very happy that you all had a good time.
I would be delighted to have you back any time.
Thank you very much for reviewing El Nido and for saying such nice things about me!
All the best,

5 Sep 2014


"Superb Villa"

We should have known how El Nido would have turned out given how helpful and quick Ana was to deal with our queries and emails. She could not have offered any more assistance than she did, even to ans… More

Thank you very much, firstly, for having such a great time at El Nido, and secondly, for writing such a lovely review about the house and myself!. With guests like you, who wouldn't want to give you as good a service as you could possibly get! You have been a pleasure to deal with and I think of myself as really lucky that you chose my house to spend your holiday in.
Please come back!
All the very best,

13 Aug 2014


"Perfect location ,stunning views"

Ana couldn't have been more helpful we found many restaurants our favourite was Casa Paco staff very friendly yes parking is tricky but the under ground car parks are useful the Zoo Pena Escrita is a must nerve racking drive but agan stunning views and its free The area below the villa Velilla is great comes to life at night with the Spanish going out for dinner around 10 and free tapas adds to the real Spanish feel very few English Almunecar is a real find and we can't wait to return once again great owner Thanks Ana for letting us share your Spanish home

Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to have you at El Nido and I would be more than happy to have you and your family in my house any time.
Have a great rest of the summer.
All the best,

5 Aug 2014


"Nice villa but very disappointing town"

Positives - fantastic views from villa. Lovely balconies and nice pool.
Negatives - we are not afraid to walk but in this heat the walk from town back to the villa would have been too hard and would have been dangerous at night because unlit and no pavement. Shame as i was hoping to ditch the car. Parking in Almunecar was really difficult - I can't recall anywhere quite so bad. Almunecar was very disappointing - complete lack of sophistication and ugly buildings lining the sea front.

I am really sorry that you did not enjoy Almunecar. We all enjoy different things in life and I hope that you will find a spot more to your liking for your next holiday.

As I say in the description, El Nido is 90 meters (86 to be precise) above sea level and just over a kilometer to the town. So, the hill is undeniable. But I guess there would be no views without a hill. Perhaps I should advise guests on the fact that there is always parking in the underground car parks on the seafront. Taxis are also very cheap at €6 for the return trip. I will add this now to the guests information document. Thank you very much for your feedback.

I hope that you enjoy the rest of the summer.

All the best,

4 Aug 2014


"A memorable family holiday in a comfortable home in the sun"

Right from the time of booking we knew that this woud be a wonderful holiday. The layout of a large 3 bedroomed villa with a self-contained apartment below with 1 bedroom,bathroom kitchenette and lounge, suited our needs perfectly. The views were stunning, we spent every day relaxing by the pool. The two palm trees give just enough shade to make it a very comfortable place to relax. Ana could not have been more helpful. The villa provides all you could need for a restful self catering holiday. The area was quiet, clean and very safe. I would recommend a car. The downside of such a view is that the walk down to the beach and town is very steep, but we managed it down and back up several times, not with the supermarket shopping though.

Thank you very much for reviewing El Nido. Special thanks for enjoying it and being great guests. Well done for walking up and down the hill every day!
Have a fabulous rest of the summer.
All the best,

6 Jun 2014


"Great Holiday Fantastic Villa"

My husband,myself, my daughter, her husband and our 4yr old granddaughter have just come back from a fabulous holiday staying in El Nido. The villa itself was everything you could wish for,fabulous views from the balcony and inside very well equipped with everything you need. The town of, Almunecar is only a five minute drive away and has every thing from great restaurants and shops to beautiful beaches.Ana was so helpful.She was at the other end of the phone if we had a problem and was quick to resolve it. There was also a very good information pack listing local restaurants and shops and interesting places to visit.We really didn't want to leave and would certainly go back.We would like to thank Ana again for allowing us to stay in her beautiful villa

You are so kind! Thank you very much for staying at EL Nido and being such great people. I hope you will return one day.

All the very best,

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      Calendar last updated:06 Apr 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

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      • Portuguese
      • German
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