Casa la BuenaVida is our much loved family villa built by a local Spanish builder in 2002. Initially the builder wanted the home for himself and his family but about half way through the building work, we came across it, saw the wonderful location, fell in love with it and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Today, we are very good friends with the builder who we think must have regretted his decision because now he has become one of our neighbours!
Our hillside is dotted with some very impressive, exclusive properties but although many have fine views, none compare to the stunning 360 degree vistas of Casa la BuenaVida.
Breathtaking views, alfresco dining, brilliant BBQ's, gorgeous swimming pool, romantic moonlit skies, invigorating sunrises, red glowing sunsets. The perfect place to relax - the perfect place for families, for weddings, for small groups, for large groups, for sharing with friends........
......... and when you can steal yourself away, the shops, bars, beaches and restaurants of Nerja are a picturesque ten to fifteen minute drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Playa el Playazo 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 50 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms: Five large bedrooms. 3 doubles and 2 twins
Bathrooms: Four - 2 family bathrooms and 2 en-suite bathrooms
Receptions: Two large TV lounges. 43 inch flat screen TV with Blu Ray in main lounge
Three dining areas: one indoors and two al fresco
Games Room with full size pool table.
Kitchen- High quality kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dish washer, iron & board, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, automatic washing machine.
Leisure Video, satellite TV, DVD, radio, stereo system, CD player, board games, books, video films, toys, pool table, playstation, WiFi
General Washing machine, ceiling fans, room heaters, house linen, free standing fans, central heating, open woodburning fireplace
|Further details outdoors|
Private gated grounds with furnished terraces for dining, sunbathing and relaxing.
Large private 8m x 4m swimming pool with spacious decking and sunloungers.
Sunny BBQ terraces with alfresco dining table and chairs.
Covered terraces with alfresco dining table and chairs, plus additional occasional seating areas.
Parking for several cars within the extensive private grounds.
Occupying an exclusive elevated position in the Punta Lara hills, Casa La BuenaVida enjoys a spectacular and tranquil location and is accessed by driving up and along a scenic mountain road.
Located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in the westernmost Mediterranean area, the Costa del Sol spans 161 kilometres of coastline in Málaga Province, and it seamlessly goes into the neighbouring provinces of Granada and Cádiz.
The capital, Málaga City, is in right in the centre, being the hub of the communication network and dividing the Costa del Sol into two big areas: the east and the west.
Going eastwards from Málaga City, you will come to Rincón de la Victoria (12 kilometres), where many Malagueños have their weekend homes; Vélez-Málaga and its coastal district, Torre del Mar (35 kilometres), which attracts mostly visitors from Spain; Torrox (46 kilometres), where many Germans have chosen the Costa del Sol for their second homes; and Nerja (50 kilometres), the most popular municipality in the region.
The Western Costa del Sol is the more cosmopolitan. Its municipalities are Torremolinos (15 kilometres from Málaga City), Fuengirola (27 kilometres), Mijas (31 kilometres), Marbella (58 kilometres), Estepona (85 kilometres), and Manilva (97 kilometres).
All these towns, from Nerja to Manilva, are connected by the Mediterranean highway and the AP-7 tollway from Fuengirola to Cádiz.
Nerja is on the seashore some 50 kilometres from Malaga on the N340 coastal highway, and marks the eastern tip of Malaga's Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town now has a population of over 12,000. Nerja boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with shingly sand and sparkling clear water. All major water sports are available here, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, the town has fortunately managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise developments which have been the inevitable result of the tourist boom in some coastal resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged with narrow winding streets, horse drawn carriages, whitewashed houses with wrought iron terraces overflowing with geraniums and other exotic plants.
At the heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, the "Balcony of Europe", a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, once the site of the great Moorish castle, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes here to choose from, and the visitor can hire a horse-drawn carriage to explore the most romantic corner of the town.
The town's monuments include the 17th century Church of El Salvador, in a style which is a charming mixture of baroque and Moorish, or mudéjar, and the beautiful Gardens of Capistrano Playa, which descend to Burriana Beach.
However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its fascinating caves, located just three kilometres from the centre of town. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains. One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many performances are staged during the summer.