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Private 'Moroccan' pool with water spout in its own romantic, secluded patio

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 18km

"Great place that will remain firm and fond in our memories" (Trip Advisor review, Aug 2013)

"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)

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.



The National Park is immediately at its back with the panorama over the village and hills to the lake and 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 18 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 65 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, 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 rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking
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.


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).

Summer 2014: Temporarily no British TV until satellite removal reinstated and systems resolved

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.

Further details


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.

Parking cannot be guaranteed but there is CCTV so you can download app to view availability prior to driving up lane to house.

The Andalucia 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.

Canillas de Aceituno

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.

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Review 1-10 of 17

10 Feb 2014


"A stylish casa in a classic mountain village"

We chose Casa Convento and Canillas as an alternative to our usual option of the well trodden path towards Marbella, seeking something more traditional and cosy, and certainly found that. The other re… More

10 Nov 2013


"Amazing sunsets in a stunning location"

We, a family of 4 including girls aged 10 and 12, had a truly super week at Casa Convento. We have done many self catering holidays across a number of countries and our stay in Canillas de Aceituno h… More

13 Oct 2013



House wonderful, even better that the description. Views to remember for ever. Village friendly will all amenities, plenty of small shops restaurants and bars. !00% recommended, especially suitable f… More

28 Aug 2013


"Super accommodation"

We had a super holiday at Casa Convento. The view from the house was something else. We hope to return again in the future.… More

19 Aug 2013


"Beautiful villa overlooking fabulous village"

Casa Convento appeared in our search engine last year. We wanted somewhere distinctive, spacious and somewhere in Andalusia that reflected local culture and custom. We couldn't have hit upon a mo… More

30 Jun 2013


"Excellent get away from it all"

We wanted a quiet holiday away from the maddening crowds , and that's what we had , the villa is very well equipped with satellite T.V , although it did go off for 2 days but thanks to the very w… More

18 Jun 2013


"Beautifully furnished villa in lovely village"

Spent a very relaxing week in this stunning spot.
Gorgeous views, a friendly yet non touristy village but the biggest pleasure is Casa Convento itself. Suzanne has provided everything you might need for a fantastic holiday - tasteful, high quality furnishings which make this a real home from home. Beautifully thought through and would highly recommend.

5 Jun 2013


"Spectacular views, spacious house, lively village"

We have rented many houses in rural villages in several European countries, and Casa Concento is by far the best. Spacious rooms, comfy beds, very clean, lots of kitchen equipment (unlike many other… More

29 Oct 2012


"Fantastic house in a spectacular location"

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


"Summer sun in Spain, in a stunning area"

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.

Review 1-10 of 17

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