Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our comfortable and highly maitained villa is set in the peace and tranquillity of the Andalucian countryside, in one of Spains best kept secrets, the Axarquia. This beautiful villa with its own private gardens and pool , has the most stunning views across the valleys and white villages. Olive and almond trees grow in abundance on the land directly around the property and palm trees and lush mediterranan plants and flowers adorn the garden and patios. In the cooler evenings, goats lazily tinkle past on the land below, with Huan our local shepherd, all enjoying a reprieve from the hot summer days.
It is an ideal location for those who wish to de stress, relax and unwind .
Welcome to inland Spain.
This delightful property has its own private pool which really is the "piece de resistance". Set below the property on a spectacular balcony , it creates a feeling of being ontop of the world. The views are truly magnificent. There are ample sun bathing terraces surrounding the pool ,with shade provided by a lovely old palm tree. Further terraces are located just above the pool area along with the shaded outside dining area and BBQ. Potted plants and flowers add to the ambience of this lovely haven tucked away in the Real Spain.
Remaining at the property, the theme is definitely one of relaxation, sunbathing, reading and swimming with family and /or friends. The BBQ and covered dining area are conducive to spending lazy lunches or relaxing evening meals, experiencing the wonderful scenery with family and friends.The local villages twinkle in the distance and the stars twinkle even brighter in the dusky, darkened skies
The villa is extremely spacious with light airy rooms, large sofas, open plan kitchen and provides exceptional comfort for large or small parties alike.
The lounge area has 2 sprung edge sofas, a flat screen tv, dvd, music centre and wood burning stove. The dining area seating 6 people, is located next to the open plan kitchen with breakfast bar. The kitchen is decorated out in pretty Andalucian tiles, fitted solid wood cupboards, fridge/freezer. kettle, toaster, coffee machine etc.
The village of Colmenar, located a short drive away provides an excellent selection of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, 24hr medical centre and a bustling weekly market.
Casa Bellavista is an ideal base for day trips to historic Granada, cosmopolitan Marbella, Malaga old town, its cathederal and Picasso museum, Nerja and the caves at Maro, the extensive beaches and excellent golf courses. Locally we are close to the Torcal and Montes de Malaga National Parks, ideal for cool, relaxing walks in the pine forestsand for a light lunch at one of the many Spanish venta along the way. This location is also a great area for horse riding, cycling, bird watching and exploring the famous white villages of the Axarquia steeped in history, traditions and culture.
Along the coast there are excellent shopping centres, leisure parks , water parks , zoos and marinas. Historical day trips, time at the beach with the family, adventuring or just relaxing in the beautiful sunshine by your own private pool, the choice is yours!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mar/Torremolinos 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 30 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 30 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation at Casa Bellavista is light , airy, spacious and comfortable.
The large lounge /dining area has comfortable, sprung edge sofas, large flat screen 32 inch sat TV, DVD, & CD player, a selection of books and games, wood burning stove and has patio doors that lead straight out onto the gardens and patios. There is also a huge picture window in the lounge, framing the spectacular views.
The kitchen is fitted with gas oven and hob, kettle , toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer , coffee maker etc and has plenty of preparation and storage space. It is also open plan with a tiled breakfast bar so the "chef" doesn't have to be separated from the activities of the rest of the guests!
The dining area has a large traditional table and six chairs and is located by the open plan kitchen for easy access.
The master bedroom is bright and airy with patios doors leading onto the gardens, a king size bed, bedroom furniture and an en suite shower room.
The two twin bedrooms are decorated in sunny colours, are again spacious.
The separate bathroom has a bath and over shower, toilet and sink basin and hairdryer.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is ample space to relax on sun loungers around the pool area or under the shaded area with table and chairs.
The "piece de resistance" is the beautiful pool area with its fabulous views.
A BBQ is provided. The patio area is surrounded by gardens planted with shrubs and trees and further, the surrounding almond and olive groves.
There is a small children's play area at the side of the car park with a tree house, trampoline and swings but must only be used under parental supervision.
The villa is located down a private drive/track, in the extensive grounds of an old Andalucian farmhouse, where we live. The villa has its own private access, pool, gardens and patios to ensure your privacy.
We provide , in the property, a comprehensive guide to this wonderful area, its facilities, attractions, shops, recommended restaurants, available tours, places to visit etc.
The pool and gardens are maintained by ourselves. The pool is cleaned approx twice a week, depending on season and your privacy is respected at all times..
A starter pack/selection of foods/drinks can be provided for your arrival, on request, especially helpful if you have a late arrival..
A cot with sheets/blankets, high chair and baby bath can be provided on request.
A large toy box can be provided for younger children on request.
FULL BOARD now available for 4 person plus.
Individual meals can also be ordered from our "in house" menu and are well recommended, especially the paella!
Trips, cookery/yoga/art/, walking/birdwatching/picnics/horse riding and beauty treatments can be arranged .
Please ask for further details
The Andalucia region
This region is well known for it long hot summers but is ideal for winter breaks due to the mild and ofen suny winters.
The area has a wealth of places To visiT, historic cities, beaches, golf courses etc. The famous cities of Granada, Cordoba and Ronda are an easy day trip as are Antequera, Nerja, and its caves and cosmopolitan Marbella.
To the west of Malaga there are beach resorts of Torremolinos, Benalmadena with its hge marina, fishings trips and Fuengirola.
To the East are the Spanish resorts of Torre del Mar with long promenades for walks and local fish restaurants, Torrox and Nerja with its famous"Balcon de Europa", caves and good shops and restaurants.
The coast has very good shopping centres, zoos, water parks, local markets, horse and flamenco shows, an abundanceof golf courses, amusement parks etc. The main city of Malaga has a very beautiful cathederal and an old quarter with tapas bars and local music, an old castle with views over the port and a paseo with city gardens and walks along with horse drawn carriages. The shopping is also very good.
The airport is only a 30 minute drive from the propery, as is the main bus/train station.
The local village of Colmenar is known as the capital of the Axarquia region of Andalucia. It derives its name from the beehive or "colmena" and its organic honey can be bought today. The village also has a honey museum showing the process of collecting and producing the local honey.
The village lies in an elevated position with a church at the very top of the vllage. The views from here of the surrounding area are superb. Colmenar has a very good selection of tapas bars, restaurants, bakers, butchers, small supermarkets, chemist, 24 hour medical centre , banks and a weekly fresh fruit and veg market.
It is also well connected by good roads to the motorway junction only kms away making it an ideal base for touring and for easy day trips sightseeing.
The village has 2 main festivals, one in February and one in August although all the surrounding villages also have their own festivals. The Spanish always have something to celebrate!
Colmenar is close to the villages of Rio Gordo, Alfernate and the beautiful hilltop village of Comares.
There is a small local park, huge municipal swimming pool and a great area for country walks.
A small riding stable is located a few miles away and the area is also idea for birdwatching and bike riding.
The Montes de Malaga national park has lovely cool walks in the pine forests and the Torcal National Park with its fabulous rock formations is good for walks and picnics.
The area really has something for everybody, but it is also ideal for relaxing and taking the slow pace of life in the Andalucian countryside in the beautiful sunshine!
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2 Aug 2013
"Fabulous holiday with beautiful villa and views"
Set a few minutes drive from Colmenar, this villa sits in a very quiet location in the mountains with magnificent views. Villa was large, comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. Beds were extremely comfy which made a nice change from previous holidays. Pool was lovely and cool in the hot days and had a decent size area, with some shade, around the pool for sunbathing.
Everything was absolutely positive about this holiday and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Angela was extremely helpful and on hand if we needed her.
We really hope to come back again very soon.
14 May 2013
I thought this villa looked marvellous looking at the photos but they don't do it justice. The views from the swimming pool and all round about are spectacular. If you like the peace and quiet you cant go wrong with Casa Bellavista as long as you dont mind the sound of the goats bells as they are herded round the hills:) Angela and Terry were very friendly and most helpful during our stay. Although rural it is quite central for visiting any of the major resorts around Malaga and only half an hours drive from Malaga airport. We will definitely go back and take our daughter and partner.
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