Romantic Spanish retreat
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Sea Captain's House has a superb large sun terrace, is centrally located and gives you the opportunity to experience a real Andalucian white village at first hand. Enjoy the stunning views to the sea over the olive and avocado groves, up to the mountains located behind the village, or across the flat roofs to the unusual church tower.
Ideal for a fantastic and different holiday with all amenities in the village. Sea Captain's house is a short walk from the two local swimming pools, many restaurants, bars and shops. You do not need a car for this property as you can travel from the airport to the village by taxi. All facilities are provided locally. There are 5 or 6 different supermarkets of varying sizes, about 30 to 40 bars and restaurants, an internet cafe, 3 banks, numerous estate agents, gift and clothing shops, hairdressers, DIY stores... indeed all that modern life entails.The village has many excellent restaurants of different types that are very good value and you can stroll to them all; no need to drive! We are still connected to the outside world with Freeview satellite TV . Competa is ideal for a' get way from it all' holiday and this romantic retreat makes a spacious and comfortable base.
Sea Captain's Villa has been sympathetically restored over the last few years to give you a characterful holiday home. This three bedroomed town villa has 3 floors with a bathroom on each level. There are two separate sitting areas and a dining room. This gives you lots of space to enjoy your holiday. The large open plan kitchen and sitting area with satellite freeview TV is situated on the floor below the roof terrace with airy 4 metre+ ceilings. You will find this extremely convenient for food preparation and alfresco eating on the roof terrace.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern units, five burner gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer and extra drinks fridge. There is a kettle, toaster, coffee maker and juicer as well as a belfast enamelled sink with teak surround. You will find an automatic washing machine in the downstairs shower room. The dining room just next door will seat up to eight people. The kitchen area has two large juliet balconies, looking out over the village
From the large 55 square metre sun terrace, your views over the village, mountains, church tower and Mediterranean sea are superb. Situated to benefit from the rising sun in the morning right through to the setting sun in the evening many guests have said the roof terrace is the "jewel in the crown." A great place for alfresco dining day and night.
The roof terrace has an outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ, and sink, dining tables and chairs. There is a large cane pergola, and hexagonal awning to provide you with shade. Other terrace furniture consists of a large swing seat, and two sun loungers. The roof can be lit up at night with low level lighting and fairy lights for atmosphere, and stronger lighting is available for cooking and eating.
As with all houses in Competa the property is painted white. Reputedly once the home of a sea captain it is larger and grander than many village houses. For this reason it has impressive wooden main doors and many balcony windows to the front of the property.
Sea Captain's Villa, is found on a quiet street with it's own small plaza with flowering plants and shrubs in front of it. it is about 150 metres from the church and main square, thereby centrally located for all amenities. More importantly for older folks it is on the same level as these amenities because the village is built on the mountainside.
This is the real Spain and is totally different from the modern developments on the coast. Enjoy the fabulous views to the sea over the olive orange and avocado groves. The mountains are located behind the village and the unusual baroque church tower can be seen across the flat roofs.
You are only a 25 minutes drive from the beaches and shopping complexes on the coast. A regular bus runs 3 times a day to the sandy beach at Torre del Mar from the village. Catch the bus outside the village tourist information centre, near the large carpark. Once you are down on the coast you can walk the esplanade in Torre del Mar with lots of bars and restaurants along this stretch. The market is on Thursdays. There is a large water park here, opposite the large shopping mall. There is also an eighteen hole golf course here at Baveria.
Torrox Costa is also a 30 minute drive, with a sandy beach, promenade, bars and restauants. It also boasts of having the best climate in Europe with an average temperature of 18 degrees. Its market is on a Monday. The village of Nerja with it's coves and caves is 10 minutes further away.
There is a market each Saturday morning, with food, plants, clothes, sweets etc.
Competa celebrates many festivals, of which the two most important are the Noche del Vino on the 14th August and Semana Santa the week before Easter. The village has many artists of different types, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Competa is surrounded by olive, orange and avocado groves and there are many walks through them along the tracks in the surrounding hills.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mare 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 65 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 60 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The three bedrooms are comfortable and characterful.
Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
Triple bedroom with one double and one single bed. Fitted wardrobes.
1 x Double bedrooms.
There are three modern bathroom or shower room, all with WC's, english shaver sockets etc.
Lots of books, CD's, DVD's and videos are stored around the house for your use.
|Further details outdoors|
On the roof terrace you will find a swing seat, sun loungers, dining table and chairs for 8 people, Gas fired BBQ, market umbrella, temporary awning and permanent pergola.
No pets please. Discounts available for early booking.
The Andalucia region
The Costa del Sol beaches are a 25 minute scenic drive away. Torre del Mar and Torrox Costa have beautiful promenades with large beaches and the associated restaurants and bars. The area surrounding Nerja has rocky coves, Naturist swimming, caves and beautiful cliffs. Walking in the surrounding National Park is a deeply relaxing experience, and in the house we have a guide book with many walks for your use. We can also organise a local guide who is English and speaks Spanish for you if you wish.
Why not have a day trip to Granada and visit the Alhambra…. Inspiration for our kitchen floor!, or visit the caves at Nerja, or go to the Picasso museum in Malaga. The ports of Torrox and Veleta have an excellent array of big sailing boats equalling that of Puerto Banus! At Velez Malaga you can play golf at the Bavaria golf course, or go shopping in the El Ingenio store complex… a great morning out for the girls in the party.
Competa itself, is a wondrous place to explore, the white buildings, small narrow twisting streets and beautiful pot plants all combine to form a glorious jumble of colour. With over 35 bars and restaurants…. 20 of which are within a 10 minute walk from the house!! We feel you will not want to cook every night. Supermarkets, banks, estate agents and internet café all help to make life more sophisticated and easy in this mountain village. The central square, Plaza Almijara with its church and unusual tower, is only 2 minutes walk from the house and is the heart of the village’s social life. It is here that the annual wine festival takes place…. Starting at midnight on the 15th August each year…. The Noche del Vino should not be missed.
Competa itself is a wondrous place to explore. Many local poets and artists live here and give the village that bohemian feel, which is hard to find in other villages. With over 35 tapas bars and restaurants you will find it difficult to experience them all in one visit... more's the pity!
Excellent walking is to be found just outside the village in the surrounding National Park and the local Hotel Balcon has a large swimming pool which can be accessed for a 5euro day ticket. The village also has just built a large pool with retractable sun roof and fantastic views over the surrounding areas down to the sea. Down on the coast you have Golf just 35 minutes away, beaches, Aqua park and great shopping in the Eroski commercial centre just off the motorway at Velez Malaga.
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