Villa La Perla
About the home
La Perla is a beautiful Spanish villa, private but within 10 minutes walking distance of the white mountain village of Competa. Set amongst vineyards and avocado plantations, the villa has breathtaking views of the mountains to the north and, looking south, down the valley to the sea.
The private swimming pool (not shared or overlooked) is in a walled area with vine-covered shade and a sunbathing terrace.The National Park -- a paradise for walkers, birdwatchers and artists -- is only two miles away; the coast is just half an hour's drive; and the Alhambra at Granada is over the Almijara mountains (about two hours) .
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Torrox Costa, 20km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Villa La Perla is decorated in traditional Spanish style with high ceilings, wooden beams, terracotta floors and archways that display a rustic charm that is perfectly suited to its surroundings. Two modern bathrooms have just been refurbished. Every room has a view and the villa is so well equipped, you literally need only pack your toothbrush!
Further details outdoors:
Open the electric gates onto this spectacular property and there is plenty of room for parking around a centre circle dominated by a massive acacia tree. The villa's arched terrace, which overlooks the valley below, is the perfect place to dine al fresco. Set in 2000 square metres, the villa is separate from the 7m private pool, which has its own sunbathing area, outdoor shower and vine-covered terrace. A walled courtyard at one end of the villa boasts a built-in barbecue and orange trees -- while at the far end of the property is a Mediterranean garden planted with almond, fig, carob and mimosa trees. A path leads you to the end of this garden, where a bench is the perfect place to view the valley below, the sea and, on a clear day, the Rif mountains of North Africa.
We normally “hold” telephone bookings for a few days and ask for written confirmation and a deposit of 20%.
We ask for the balance 6 weeks before your holiday. We charge by the week with extra days pro-rata.
We do ask guests to arrive after 2.30pm and to leave before 10.30am.
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Villa La Perla is in the Andalucian region to the East of Malaga known as Axarquia (the Land to the East).
With its sub-tropical temperatures, Axarquia is known for having the best climate in Europe and because it's warm and sunny all year round, it's not just a summer resort.
Axarquia boasts spectacular unspoiled countryside with the hill and mountain scenery ablaze with flowers and blossom from January onwards. The white villages of Andalucia have remained unchanged for centuries and are of Arab origin with narrow winding streets.
All this and the famous Costa del Sol beaches are just half an hour away.
The Competa area
Villa La Perla is named after the beautiful whitewashed village of Cómpeta, which is known as "La Perla de La Axarquia" (The Pearl of Axarquia).
A 16th-century church dominates the main square -- and there are spectacular views of sea, countryside and mountains from its flower-bedecked streets and plazas. Competa is still an active agricultural town with abundant crops of olives, almonds, grapes, raisins, figs and, above all, Vino de Cómpeta, which is renowned worldwide. The town has a varied selection of bars and restaurants, shops, banks, and a Saturday market.
The villa is also within comfortable walking distance of the picturesque villages of Canillas de Albaida and Archez.
How to get there
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* Cheap flights are available to Malaga Airport with Monarch, Easyjet , BMI, Thomson or BA.
* Villa La Perla is an hour's drive from the airport (50km)
* We can organise a discount on car hire from Helle Hollis if interested
Activities near Competa
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
11 Feb 2013
La Perla is a beautiful villa set in the hills of Competa, a lovely village with great restaurants and traditional Spanish charm. The villa itself is beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable, and with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. Very private and not overlooked at all, it's a fantastic place to sit and while away a few hours in the sun with a bottle of wine and a good book. The views over the mountains are suberb, as are the beautiful gardens with their many fruit trees - lemons, limes, avocados, almonds, olives, oranges, figs, to name a few. Here you get the best of both worlds, you're away from the throng and can go days without seeing a soul if you want to, but you have the village just a short walk away and then the beach at Nerja just a twenty minute or so drive down the mountain. If you want a relaxing holiday with beautiful scenery and traditional whitewashed Spanish village charm then La Perla is for you. I should know, I'll be visiting for the fourth time this summer!
08 Oct 2012
Frankly, I'm rather loath to write such a glowing review of La Perla as it may mean it will be more difficult for me to book my next stay there. But it only seems fair as the owners were so helpful and informative both before and during our stay.
The villa is wonderfully kept and comfortably furnished with some fantastic pieces of furniture added that add the sense of being in a traditional Andalucian villa. The pool is private, not overlooked and surrounded by beautifully sweet smelling flowers - I'm afraid I have no idea on the type. The kitchen is big and well appointed with plenty of pots and pans, a big fridge and a good number if Spanish cook books for the adventurous. Outside there is a charcoal BBQ surrounded by lemon trees (or possibly orange). Outside the lounge is a big table sheltered by leaves and flowers (again who knows) where an evening is most pleasantly spent with some local wine, food and views across the valley.
For us, the distance from the village of Cómpeta was a great advantage. About ten minutes walk, we were outside in the peace and quiet but it was no bother at all to pop in for supplies or just a walk around and a quick coffee stop. It is a lovely place for a stroll although being on the side of a mountain, there are some steep streets and a few steps which would make it a little difficult if one has mobility problems. The village also has a number of good places to eat and drink. Although I enjoyed practicing my Spanish there, many do speak English so a lack of Spanish is not an issue.
Finally, I can't recommend this place highly enough but please, for my sake, wait until I've booked my next holiday there.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October 2012||1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 600||-||-||Flexible|
|Nov 2012 - Mar 2013||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|April 2013||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|May 2013||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|July 1-15 2013||1 Jul 13||16 Jul 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|July 16 - Aug 31 2013||16 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We normally hold telephone bookings for a few days and ask for written confirmation and a deposit of 20%. We ask for the balance 6 weeks before your holiday.
We charge by the week (no fixed change-over) with extra days pro-rata.
Arrival and departure times: Please do not arrive before 2.30pm and please vacate the villa by 10.30am.Enquire now
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