About the home
"Luxury villa in a beautiful village" (Trip Advisor review, Francine, Canada, July 2012)
"A glimpse of paradise on earth" (Guest Book, H & F, Watford, Aug 2012)
10% DISCOUNT OFFER FOR AVAILABLE WEEKS UNTIL 18th MAY + 15th-22nd JUNE + 29th JUNE - 6th JULY!!
Casa Convento provides an exceptional standard of comfort, style and character which we hope will make your holiday a 5-star event! It has been designed, built and furnished by the owner using the very best 'ingredients'. Casa Convento has the advantage of being part of the delightful 'pueblo blanco' of Canillas de Aceituno, while maintaining its own intimate atmosphere and privacy. FREE WI-FI ACCESS.
SORRY - NO KIDS UNDER 10. NOT SUITABLE FOR INFIRM.
The National Park is immediately at its back with the panorama over the village and hills to the sea below. A perfect hideaway for walking, reading, swimming, relaxing or take a 2 minute stroll down to to the village for a 'fino' and tapas or an authentically regional meal at one of its good-value Spanish restaurants, or pack the in-house picnic basket and head up one of the hill paths. But the beaches, international shopping, night-life and golf courses are only 25 minutes away...
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Torre del Mar, 18km|
Nearest amenities: 250m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
En-suite Bedrooms approx 34sq.metres/32sq.metres. Double silk/blackout curtains, cotton sheets, down pillows + anti-allergy as required.
En suite bathrooms have power showers, baths and double basins. Bath robes and slippers provided.
1 separate shower room with power shower includes washing-machine.
Heated towel rails.
1double sofa bed in living room, (hang-up blinds + temporary storage provided but really this is only suggested for occasional use) Therefore, at the most, the house actually could sleep 6.
House slippers and bath robes provided.
Picnic nap sack and in-house binoculars.
Dimmer switches on all lights, to create your own atmosphere.
CARGO LIFT - SO NO CARRYING THE SHOPPING UP TO 3RD FLOOR KITCHEN/LIVING
A stock of DVDs
MP3 docking system with CD player and selection of CDs
Log burner fireplace
Underfloor heating ( extra pro rata charge approx £10 per room pw)
Top-rate air conditioning (extra pro rata charge. Apprx £10 per room pw if used at night).
Further details outdoors:
Built-in charcoal BBQ on 3rd floor Living room terrace
1.5m. deep private Swimming pool is long and narrow (5.3x2.8) with water-spout and sits in its own completely private courtyard with romantic lighting for a midnight swim...
Very private Rooftop sun-terrace has luxury sun-loungers and its own shower and shade canopy and fabulous views.
An exterior spiral staircase rises from the Living Room balcony to the rooftop sun terrace; the layout means that the house is unsuitable for young children, the infirm and the elderly.
NB: There are 3 parking places by house but cannot be guaranteed. Smartphone app available to check for space before proceeding to house. There is also a small free car park about 200 metres away.
WELCOME PACK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST FOR LATE ARRIVALS.
N.B. Pool maintenance has to be accessed through the house once a week by English couple who will also provide a cleaning and meal service by separate arrangement.
Private parking cannot be guaranteed but there is CCTV so you can download app to view availability prior to driving up lane to house.
Short term breaks can be arranged at a premium. High Season rental from Saturday to Saturday only.
THIS IS A NO-SMOKING PROPERTY. (Most of the year there is a maximum fire hazard in immediate proximity to the house)
A refundable breakages/damage deposit of £200 (Less air-conditioning/heating and extra cleaning or damage)
25% rental deposit on booking.
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Only a short drive away from the vibrant lifestyle of the Costa del Sol coast brings you to the peace and spectacular scenery of a more traditional Spain and its more leisurely way of life, where dazzling white-washed villages cling to the hillsides and summits and the sights and scenery will enchant you throughout the year.
At the eastern end of The Costa del Sol, between Malaga and Nerja and up in the hills behind lies the Axarquia region with its sub-tropical temperatures with a reputation for the best climate in Europe. Steeped in history having been ruled by both the Romans and the Moors, it has much to offer for exploration and sense-of-place from the plethora of traditional villages to the magical formations within the Nerja caves.
Malaga itself has a beautiful historical centre, with very good shopping, while Antequera and Granada are within exploring range.
The Canillas de Aceituno area
Although only 20 minutes beautiful driving from the coast into the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda National Park, Canillas de Aceituno is a world apart from the coastal 'buzz'. It retains all the sights, sounds, scents and spirit of traditional Andalucian life - potted flowers decorate the narrow side-streets, mules and goats pass by studiously ignoring humanity, the fish-delivery man calls out his wares, the village ladies practice their graceful flamenco in the evening cool. From here you can walk, paint, photograph, bird-watch, picnic, listen to the cicadas, drink the local wine, sample the village speciality - the famous fennel-scented 'morcilla' sausage, in whose honour there is a village fiesta in April. Or simply enjoy the tranquility and comfort of Casa Convento. Choose your preferred venue - full-on rooftop sun, lunch-with-a view in the shade of the third-floor terrace, or salute the sunset with a cold glass of 'fino' while the shrilling young house martins put on a spectacular flying display for you.
The main 4-day village festival is in August when the whole population turns out in style; - in fact, there are many other village fiestas during the summer months, and local town/village markets every day of the week year round. Velez-Malaga is well worth exploring, especially its older, higher streets, and nearer the coast there is a Water Park, Go-karting, 2 golf courses, masses of chiringuitos (beach bars usually with sun loungers) and a large shopping centre/supermarket, El Ingenio. However, do please try out your Spanish in the village's fascinating little shops and on the streets, where everyone greets each other, friend or stranger.
How to get there
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Malaga airport; many budget airlines scheduled at all times of year.
Recommend www.hellehollis.com at airport. Car essential. Recommend up to Ford Focus size & Diesel if possible. (More info on car rental with booking forms)
From the airport take the E15-A7 eastwards towards Motril, leaving the motorway at junction Kilometre 272, Velez Malaga/ Torre del Mar exit. From here take the A335 inland for 10 kilometres and then follow signs to Canillas de Aceituno.
Further Details will be sent at booking.
Activities near Canillas de Aceituno
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
29 Oct 2012
Casa Convento is a wonderful home in a stunning location. It is luxurious, spacious and comfortable, with every detail well thought out. The views are spectacular, in one direction you can see the sea, in the other the mountains. The village has every amenity you could wish for, and there is plenty of sightseeing available in the area.
We cannot recommend this fantastic property highly enough!
24 Sep 2012
We (2 adults & 2 children - older) spent a very relaxing week in this villa. The villa is really well designed and has everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the balcony with built in barbecue - gorgeous view from here across the village and the mountain ranges - and the dumb waiter to bring shopping up from the ground floor. Be wary of using appliances such as the air conditioning. The villa was well maintained and clean, and managed by a very friendly couple a few doors down. The owner was very helpful and friendly and provided lots of information and good customer service.
The area is fantastic - some amazing views from the balcony - and we did a lot of sightseeing (car is a must), to Granada, Tangier, Gibraltor and some lovely Spanish towns (Frigiliana etc) nearby, as well as a couple of trips to the beach, and a walk to the national park. There really is a lot to offer in this area and one week was way too short, but knowing now how comfortable and well appointed the villa is, we would not hesitate to stay longer if we re-visited.
We enjoyed a delicious meal out at The Garden restaurant in Frigiliana and found a fantastic ice-cream place in Nerja. Also some great bakeries in Torre del Mar.
We have already recommended the villa to friends.
02 Sep 2012
We absolutely loved it. The villa is stunning, the lovely decor and little touches here and there so welcoming and the view...just stunning.
We had one of the most relaxing holidays... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter 2012||27 Oct 12||2 Mar 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring 2013||2 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Spring 2013||4 May 13||8 Jun 13||£ 620||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer 2013||8 Jun 13||28 Sep 13||£ 680||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn 2013||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 580||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2013||26 Oct 13||1 Mar 14||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
High Season changeover Saturday/ Low Season changeover - usually flexible.
Internet Banking preferred.
25% Deposit on booking.
Damage Deposit £200 with full payment due 6 weeks prior to holiday date. (Returnable minus damages and air con/heating costs. (Approx. £10 per room per week if used lightly)
OFF SEASON RENTALS CONSIDERED FOR SHORTER PERIODS
IF RENTAL IS PAID IN EUROS THEN THE RATE IS SET BY THE OWNER,
ALL BANK TRANSFER COSTS PAYABLE BY THE CLIENT.
Air-conditioning and underfloor heating carry a pro rata charge from meter counter.
Please discuss your long or short letting terms with the owner.
Extra cleaning/cooking between client and service provider. (Information given by owner)Enquire now
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