Village House, Costa del Sol
About the home
A perfect base for exploring the real Spain, away from the tourist traps of the western Costa del Sol. The house is comfortably furnished and the kitchen has all mod-cons. You can enjoy peaceful hours on the sunny roof terrace, or get out and about and enjoy the many treasures that the Axarquia region has to offer. Benamocarra is a typical Andalucian village and has plenty of bars offering simple Spanish fare at a fraction of prices charged on the coast, as well as a supermarket, banks, bakeries and butchers. The village pool is 5 minutes walk away and is open from mid June to mid September. Only 45 minutes drive from Malaga airport (there is a good bus service if you do not wish to hire a car, or we can arrange transport from/to the airport), 10 minutes to the bustling coastal town of Torre del Mar with its long sandy beaches and many bars and restaurants, and 30 minutes to the beautiful old towns of Nerja and Frigiliana. Ideal relaxing location for those loving the countryside with plenty of walks available off the beaten track. The El Ingenio shopping mall is 10 minutes drive away with its many shops and hypermarket.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Torre del Mar, 9km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The house is in a typical Andalucian terrace, towards the end of a narrow cul-de-sac. It is in a quiet part of the village, high up with beautiful views.
Living room – sofa, arm chair, dining table and chairs, TV and DVD player. WI-FI internet access available at minimal extra charge.
Kitchen – open plan into living room, with full size oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.
Bedroom – double bed (please contact us if you require single beds), large wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables.
Shower Room – fully tiled with large shower cubicle, wc and wash basin.
Utility patio with washing machine and sink.
Large roof terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs, barbecue.
Cleaning – the house is cleaned prior to your arrival. Fresh bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels are provided, but please kindly bring your own beach towels.
Further details outdoors:
It is possible to drive up to the house, but parking is normally available about 100m away.
It is possible to have an extra mattress on the floor or a camp bed for a child - please contact us to discuss.
There is no smoking allowed inside the house.
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Benamocarra is in the Axarquia region of Andalucia, renowned for its sub-tropical climate. One of the main local industries is farming, but you won't find miles of plastic greenhouses; instead you will see olive, lemon, orange, avocado and mango plantations.
The coastal town of Torre del Mar is 10 minutes drive away and has a large market on Thursdays and a hypermarket. As well as the long sandy beach, there are many bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and it is possible to have a Menu del Dia (3 course lunch with drink) for as little as €8.00.
Granada and the Alhambra Palace are about 1.5 hours drive away. Other places of interest are the caves of Nerja, the old town of Malaga with its Cathedral, Lake Vinuela and Comares, the highest village in Andalucia.
The Sierra Tejeda National Park is about 30 minutes drive away and is a great place for a hike or just a gentle stroll. Ibex are often spotted up on the hills.
Lake Viñuela is 20 minutes drive and offers a lovely setting for picnics. It also has a watersports centre for sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Other nearby attractions include Aquavelis water park, go-karting, various street markets, quad biking, golf, horse riding.
The Benamocarra area
Benamocarra is an old Moorish village which still has the (sometimes steep) winding streets from when it was built. The beautiful church of Santa Ana dates from the 16th century.
The two main fiestas take place mid May and mid October. These are great fun with live music and flamenco dancing, numerous bars and food stalls around the town, and a party atmosphere which lasts into the early hours.
The village pool is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, with rustic sunshades and a cafeteria, and costs about 1€ for a day's visit.
How to get there
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45 minutes from Malaga airport. Cheap flights available with Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch etc. It is possible to travel from the airport to Benamocarra by bus or taxi if you do not wish to hire a car.
Activities near Benamocarra
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
26 Feb 2013
Neat and very clean apartment with roof terrace, great local bar which serves good food & tapas. Nice to be away from the crowds and get beautiful views. Having a car is useful, parking easier just... more
30 Dec 2012
This little holiday cottage is ideal as a base for touring the Axarquia. It is really well equipped and spotlessly clean with a large roof terrace for private sunbathing if you happen to return... more
20 Oct 2012
We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful cottage with good facilities and well located for Malaga and Granada as well as for local walks and beaches. The roof terrace was perfect for relaxing when it was hot and sunny and was quite private with great views. The village has most things you would need. Parking was adequate but the climb of 50m was steep after a long day out.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Summer 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Nov 13||£ 150||£ 30||£ 30||3 Nights|
|Winter 2013/14||1 Nov 13||1 Apr 14||£ 150||£ 30||£ 30||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable £50 security deposit required with final payment.
Payment by GBP via bank transfer (from UK banks only), cheque, credit or debit card via PayPal.
WiFi internet is available for a small charge, payable locally.Book
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