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Tesorillo, Los Romanes

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Lake Vinuela - 5 minutes away - stunning! The picture doesnt do the real view justice!

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Our aim is to provide a restful holiday environment for our visitors. We live on-site so should there be any problems or questions we are always on hand. We can suggest places to visit so that you make the most of your holiday in the Axarquia area of Malaga. Tesorillo,our newly renovated farmhouse, is perfect for those who like quiet, getaway from it all holidays.

An above ground plunge pool (4.6m diameter x 1m deep) available from April. There is also a village swimming pool about a 4 minute walk away from the house.

We are 5 minutes from the village, where there are a couple of Spanish bars, a restaurant an Indian restaurant about 8 minutes away by car, and two small village shops. The nearest large supermarket is in Velez Malaga, approximately 20 minutes away.

The Farmhouse is perfect for an 'away from it all holiday', and we are sure you will agree and want to come back time and time again. The area is very popular with walkers, golfers, and cyclists. Torre Del Mar beach, and the fishing port of Caleta are only 20/25 minutes away, and for the days you just HAVE to go shopping there is a large shopping centre about 20 minutes away.

There are Spanish markets and farmers markets on most days in the surrounding villages. There are many typical Spanish white villages nearby. We are certain you will not be bored!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torre del Mar 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 55 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The two spacious bedrooms, one double one twin (or possible to change twin to a double), are furnished for a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Both have built-in wardrobes, and wet rooms, so no problems with getting in and out of showers or baths!

Towels for indoor use only - Pool Towels available for hire at 5 euros a week each.

The comfortable sofa-bed will sleep two CHILDREN up to the age of 10 years old. There are ceiling fans, oil-filled radiators and wall heaters, should they be necessary.

(If cots/high chairs or other baby equipment are required these can be pre-booked at a nominal charge as they are obtained from a reputable source locally.)

There are SOME English freeview tv channels, and we also have WIFI connection. A CD player and a selection of music is also provided for your use, together with a dvd player and dvd's. There are also cards, board games.

The kitchen has a full cooker and hob, fridge freezer, and everything else you may need for your self-catering holiday - but should we not have something you require - please ask. We live on-site so if there are any problems these can be easily rectified. (NO washing machine)

Further details outdoors

PLUNGE POOL!!! (4.6m x 1m) end April - end October (weather permitting). Outside there is the garden where the pool is situated, and a chilling out area for sunbathing, with a shade giving Pagoda. You have a private terrace, which is sunny most of the day, (although there is shade from the lemon and plum trees - please help yourselves!!), together with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, or just enjoying the last of the days rays with a glass of vino or two!. If you require a paddling pool for the children, please ask.

Your hire car can be parked on the gated driveway, which is locked at night - you will have a key..

For a change of scene the village swimming pool (only open June to mid September!) with a kiddies area, is about a 4 minute walk away, a fantastic place to meet the locals and have a chat, and is approx. 3 euros to get in. There is also a marvellous swimming pool at the 4* Vinuela Hotel, which is open to the public after 130pm, again approx. 3 euros to get in - there is a large grass area, and a kiddies splash pool. but be warned TAKE AN UMBRELLA, as there is very little shade. if you need to borrow an umbrella and we have one available, you can borrow that.

Further details

**** PLEASE NOTE: PLUNGE POOL END APRIL TO END OCTOBER**** (weather permitting). The Pool area is up 9 steps.

* There are some small steps down to the bedrooms, which are approximately 6 inches in height.

* A welcome pack can be supplied if requested at cost, to include bread, butter, jam, juice, milk, eggs and wine/beer. If anything extra is required (i.e. nappies, baby food) please request it when confirming booking. These will be at cost.

About this location

The Andalucia region

Come and visit the OTHER side of Spain. The region of Malaga is diverse, with mountains, sea and lakes. There are many walks in the National Park, Monte de Malaga, which is approximately 30 mins drive away. The whitewashed village of Comares (30km) is visable from the house, and is a lovely place to visit as it is mainly pedestrian. It is the highest village in Andalucia.

El Torcal, is a mountain range that has been erroded by the weather. It was once under sea level. It is about 45-60 minutes from the farmhouse and has been likened to the grand canyon - there is a visitor centre with lots of information, and on Saturday evenings in the Summer you can visit the telescope and see what is in the night skies.... a fantastic day out. Take a picnic - there are lots of places to stop on-route and on site, to take in the spectacular views.

The Caves at Nerja, (41KM) on the Eastern side, are also a good place to visit, and is well signposted from the Autovia. Ladies be warned - wear flat shoes!

Why not visit a Wolf Park, there is one near Antequera approximately 1 1/4 hr away, (64 KM). They live in a natural habitat and there are 4 different species you can see. They are not domesticated but are socialised, there is a tour you can go on with the owner round the various areas they live.

Malaga is approximately one hour away (49KM) but we would suggest catching the bus from Torre del Mar (24KM), as parking is bad in the City. There is a castle, port and a very good shopping centre, with plenty of places to stop for a drink and tapas.

The cities of Seville (225KM) 2 1/2 hours and Granada (106KM) 1 1/2 hour drive. Gibraltar is also a nice day out and is about 2 1/2 hours away.

From Torre del Mar you can get the bus into most of the local towns. There are many beaches in the area, with the best ones being in Torre del Mar and Nerja (Burriana).

If you want to know what the weather is like in the area please look at

Lake Vinuela

Tesorillo is ideally located for a quiet family get away from it all break, as well as bird watchers, walkers and bikers, with many tracks criss-crossing the area. Also it is lovely to relax after a hard day on the beach, in peace and quiet. As well as our own pool, we have a brand new village swimming pool, about 4 minute walk away.

Comares (30KM) is approximately 1 hour away, through the lovely countryside, can be seen from the house.This is the highest white village in Andalucia, and well worth a visit. The village itself is pedestrian, but the car park is free.

Marbella (112 KM) is about 1 1/2 hours drive away, and is a lovely place to 'people watch', tho be warned there are pickpockets there.

There are many fine restaurants/bars within a 15 minute drive, and one within a 5 minute walk. There is an excellent Indian Restaurant the other side of Los Romanes, (8 minute drive) which gets fantastic reviews. Between May and September there are lots of fiestas around the local villages (any excuse for a party!) and you may come across one during your stay. Definitely not to be missed! The Spanish have 26 Bank Holidays so they have the right idea we think!

You can fish at certain times of the year on Lake Vinuela but a license has to be obtained from the local town hall.

Velez Malaga, (17KM) is a working town, with a castle, and many churches to visit and is approximately 20 minutes away. There is also a great water park there open during the Summer. Wonderful fun for the kids!

Sea Life is another good day out, it is in Benalmadena, (82KM) about 1 1/4 hours away - we have some discount vouchers should you decide to visit there, please ask for one.

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Review 1-10 of 15

21 Oct 2014


"Relaxing break with beautiful views."

The property was clean and comfortable, with everything that we needed. Windows had mesh covers so could be left open without worrying about mosquitos (although there weren't many around while we were there). The owners, Carol and Gordon, live in the attached property and were very welcoming and helpful. They were able to answer any queries and suggest places to visit. The property is set in the mountains, with beautiful views. We wanted a relaxing holiday, but with places of interest within easy reach, and this property fitted the bill perfectly. There is a good restaurant within walking distance (El Charco, known locally as Miguels), plus a further bar and restaurant which we didn't try ourselves, and there are also several other restaurants within a few minutes drive. We enjoyed just driving through the local countryside and villages, getting a feel for the "real Spain", but also made several trips a bit further afield. The caves at Nerja are amazing and a good option for inclement weather. We also visited Granada and walked round the grounds of the Alhambra Palace (if you want to go into the buildings themselves you need to book well in advance). El Torcal is an area of limestone rock formations, and is well worth a visit. We took the easy option walking route, which took about 45 minutes and provided lots of photo opportunities for natural rock sculptures. Another highlight of the holiday was the picturesque white village of Comares, set right on the top of a mountain. The views from the cemetery are stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Los Romanes and would highly recommend this property.

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you had such a relaxing time. We look forward to seeing you soon Regards
Carol and Gordon

11 Oct 2014


"another great stay!"

All just as nice as last year, but a shame that the pool was out of action, hopefully it will be fixed for next year. Still a beautiful quiet location, we are looking forward to returning.

Many thanks for your review, and we apologise again for the pool being out of action, but there was nothing we could do until we had a new part from the UK. We do hope it didnt spoil your time here with us too much, and that we will be seeing you both again soon. We promise the pool will be ready for you to use whenever you come back. Regards C and G

27 Sep 2014


"Beautiful setting"

What a lovely location,nice and quiet but only a short 15 minute drive to some fabulous beaches and towns. Nerja in particular is a lovely town.
The apartment was very clean and tidy with everything we needed, the owners were very helpful and had lots of local knowledge of things going on like markets which was good to know!
There was a lovely swimming pool which was very clean and had sun loungers aswell.
About a 45 minute drive from the airport which was very straight forward and sign posted well.
All in all a beautiful area and we will be going back!

Dear R and family, thank you so much for you fantastic review, which we hope will help others looking at our property, and perhaps thinking it is too far away from the coast! upside is the peace and quiet at the end of a busy day, especially with children, getting them chilled etc and ready for bed!. Glad you had a wonderful time here, in the village as well as the surrounding area, and we both look forward to welcoming you all back here soon.

4 Sep 2014


"Lovely accommodation in picturesque surroundings"

Had a lovely stay at tesorillo. Comfortable accommodation with 2 ensuite bedrooms and use of plunge pool which was very welcome. Los Romanes is lovely little village with 2 small shops and excellent r… More

Thank you so much for your review, and that you had a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

29 Aug 2014


"Beautiful scenery, wonderful hosts."

Stayed with Carol and Gordon for a week this summer. The grounds were lovely and the accommodation was spotless. Lovely and peaceful but not too far from busier places if you want a change. Carol and … More

Thank you so much for your comments, we are very pleased you all had a great time, and you are welcome back anytime.... you were the perfect guests. :) Hope to see you all again very soon.

28 Aug 2014


"Terrific Tesorillo!"

Mark and I travelled to Spain with our daughter and her partner in August this year, to spend a 8 days at Gordon and Carol's farmhouse, Our hosts couldn't have been any more helpful from the… More

Thank you all for your brilliant review! We were delighted to meet you all, and yes it was a late arrival but fine. Next time you will know where to come. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us, seeing other parts of the Costa Del Sol, that most tourists miss out on. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Carol and Gordon

20 Aug 2014


"A relaxing get-away"

We loved it at Tesorillo! It was our second holiday there and we would highly recommend it to others whether you have children or not. The views are stunning and the house/gardens are just perfect. The plunge pool is great and there are loungers for sun bathing and reading. We spent many lazy days on these loungers! The house is lovely and has everything you need plus there's a patio with table and chairs for evening meals. The village is a short walk away and has a pub and two small shops and the most amazing views. Our children love it there too - especially our son who likes the wi-fi and the plunge pool. All of our children loved the plunge pool and the relaxing environment. Carol and Gordon are wonderful as well and are very helpful and friendly. It really is the perfect relaxing Spanish mountain get-away.

Thank you for such a great recommendation. We really appreciate it. we enjoyed seeing you and the children again, they are growing up fast. Hopefully see you in 2015.

11 Jun 2014


"Quiet, relaxing and Spanish"

On arrival the lemon tree on the small patio outside of the apartment was full of fruit. We were never without fresh lemon drinks throughout our stay. The sound of goat bells could be heard almost every night and the olive grove was only a dozen steps across the track. Hoopoe, Bee eaters, Sardinian warbler and Cuckoo were seen daily. In 30 degree heat the apartment stayed nice and cool. A well equipped and clean accommodation. An ideal location for exploring the fantastic Mountains of Malaga and Alfranate areas and beyond and only 20 mins to the Sea. Our hosts Carol and Gordon were very helpful and accommodating.

20 Apr 2014


"A perfect setting with lemon tree!!"

It was our first visit to the Vinuela area, we enjoyed every minute. Our stay at Tesorillo was
everything we hoped for and more. The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you need. The guest terrace is private, equiped with table & chairs and the most beautiful lemon tree. Carol and Gordon are perfect hosts, very welcoming, friendly and a wealth of information and advice. The apartment is well situated and convenient for the village of Los Romanos,whose location and surrounding area is stunning, with the lake, mountains and pretty villages. We found it extremely relaxing, quiet and a perfect place to unwind. We hope to return in the near future. Thank you to Carol and Gordon for your hospitality and kindness, we look forward to seeing you again soon. H&T

So pleased you enjoyed your first trip to mainland Spain - and that the apartment was up to scratch - we hope you see you both again very soon. G and C

5 Nov 2013



Lovely accommodation and setting - a perfect base to explore the surrounding country. We walked the short distance to the village most days - either to one of the small supermarkets or the bar/s or t… More

Thank you for your very kind review - much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to welcome you back again next year.

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