Casa Fernando Mountain Retreat
Finca | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Casa Fernando has a comfortable double bedroom with plenty of wardrobe space & 2 side cabinets with
air conditioning. All windows are double glazed and have shutters, for that very important midday "siesta".
The second bedroom has two single beds, air con and wardrobe space in the utility room.
The lounge has two comfortable Double Sofa Beds, Satellite TV, dining area which seats 6.
Hot and cold Air conditioning. fully equipped kitchen with induction hob and oven,fridge/ freezer and washing machine. Shower Room with integral doors leading in from both bedrooms.
Double glazed patio doors leading out onto the terrace and magnificent views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Marbella, 25 minutes 15 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga International Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Cartama De Estacion 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Finca Fernando has some very interesting features, attention to detail is a word that springs to mind!
We have tried to think of everything to make your stay with us complete.
There are plenty of Towels and bedding supplied in the property. Beach Towels provided.
Fluffy towels in the bathroom and crisp starched cotten sheets to keep you cool in the summer.
Air conditioning at no extra charge for those hot summer months and Heating throughout for winter.
The kitchen is well equipped, plenty of cooking utensils, saucepans, microwave and Washing Machine.
We Can arrange a WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL for 20 euros:
Consisting of Water, Milk, Bread, Tea, Coffee, Cheese & Mixed Meat Platter, Olives,Bottle of Wine &Juice.
You will find everything you need to get you started, shower gel, and washing up liquid. Tea & Coffee.
We can also provide a cot and high chair if required.
We have various, maps, guide books and driving/parking instructions, to make sure you get the most out of your holiday.
|Further details outdoors|
The outside area has loungers, chairs and dining table and also a new Gas barbeque.
There are nice secluded areas to sit in the shade and read your books. There is a "dip pool" to cool off in which is just what you need on these hot sunny days.
The sun terrace overlooks one of the other 10 mountain peaks. Casa Fernando is situated on the 11th peak!
The views are simply magnificent.
It is an ideal location for ”al fresco” dining or a barbecue.
There is a sun shade that also winds out from the Finca and also shade is provided for your car.
Although I have ticked "Pool", please note it is only a dip pool. Everyone that has stayed with us say's it is perfect just laying there with an iced cold beer looking out over the mountains!
The road leading up to Casa Fernando is a proper road. It is quite steep in places and you will need first gear at one point!
Finca Fernando is located within easy access of the village only 1 km away.
25-30 min walking. Please note it is quite steep in places and not advisable during the summer months.
The village of Monda is about 10/ 15 min by car
Hire Car is a definite must, unless you have mountain bikes!
There are no hidden extras. We do not make a charge for gas or electric or air con.
Regarding the air Conditioning we do ask that you do not leave it running when you are out:)
A deposit is required at the time of booking for breakages.
We ask guests at the end of their stay to please leave the accommodation as they found it at the beginning of their holiday.
The Andalucia region
The Andalucia / Malaga Province region
Monda is situated only 20 min from Marbella, Costa del Sol and its numerous well-kept beaches many of which have been awarded the European Blue Flag.
The Costa del Sol stretches along just over 150 kilometres of Málaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. The mild climate makes the Costa Del Sol very sort after location all year round.
Monda its self is situated in the natural park of the Sierra Las Nieves, which is declared Reserve of the Biosphere.
Therefore attracting many visitors who enjoy Bird watching, Hiking, Mountain Biking and over all "Seeing Nature at its Best".
Gourmets and epicures cannot fail to be delighted with the wide range of restaurants and culinary styles Monda has to offer. From tapas with the locals to a gourmet dinner at the Castle, Monda has it all!!
There are plenty of things to enjoy and you dont have to travel to far.
The nearest Golf Course is 20 minutes away.
The old town of Marbella is well worth a visit, its old town wall and little sleepy backstreets, a visit to Orange Square is a must.
Other Interesting places to visit from Monda are El Chorro and the Lakes, Ronda with the oldest bullring in Spain and El Tajo across the gorge. Cordoba with its Mosque, Sevilla with its famous cathedral and La Giralda the golden tower and Granada with the famous Alhambra Palace and splendid General life Gardens and Gibraltar only 50 minutes away.
Only a 20 min drive from Monda is Istan with its Lake Concepcion which is now a reservoir supplying the coast with its water supply. Another 10 minutes further on you can be in Puerto Banus where the world-famous marina is located with its amazing yachts and night-life. Here you can do everything from people watch to even hiring a Sunseeker yacht for the day!
Also on the coast we have, Tivoli World Amusement Park, Fuengirola Zoo, Water Parks, Benalmadena Port, Cable Car, Crocodile Park, Seaworld &Safari Park.
The old town of Mijas set in the mountains with its own Bull Ring, quaint little church, lots of bars, restaurants and not forgetting the donkeys!
It’s hard to believe this small Spanish Pueblo is only 20 min from the coast.
Staying in Monda you get the best of both worlds!
The Monda area - Monda Pueblo
Finca Fernando is about a 35 min walk into the village of Monda and is a beautiful walk on a warm summer night, although there are some hills!
The drive to the Finca is via a good road but is quite steep in one place. It is about 2.5 miles from the village and will take 15 min by car.
Monda is a typical Spanish Village situated in the mountains of the Las Nieves. If you want to experience the true feel of Spanish life you will find it in Monda. The landscape and scenery is always inspiring and never boring.
You have entire life cycles taking place in front of you. Small children playing, senoritas gossiping at their front doors or shouting from their blooming balconies.
You can see local businessmen having important meetings alongside the good old boys of the pueblo having their daily game of dominoes and sipping the local “fino”.
You still see old farmers crossing the square with their loaded donkeys on their way to their olive and orange groves.
The streets between the old white houses are narrow, curved and more designed for humans and donkeys than cars.
The design of the houses are typically Spanish with there beautiful flower boxes cascading over the windowsills.
Monda has several small squares. The Church Square is the main one dominated by the old church since 1505. It is surrounded by orange trees, and is the central hub for local Fiesta’s of which there are many.
Monda has many Bars & Restaurants and Discos. If you enjoy good food you can get an excellent meal for a small amount of money or try one of the many Tapas for only 1 euro. Monda has plenty of shops, for your everyday needs.
Situated high above Village, looking out from the Castle you can see Monda and the countryside around with the natural forest which covers a huge area all the way to Ronda 60 km away.
In the background you can see the Mediterranean Sea at Malaga and the snow covered top of the Sierra Nevada, a popular ski resort only 2 hours drive away.
The Oil Mill
The oldest oil mill is in the centre of town and is 200 years old. An amazing place to visit, the olive mill is powered by a steam machine heated by burning wood from old olive trees. The huge cone shaped granite stone that presses the olives for their juice is the same one that must have been used for generations. The farmers still come in from the countryside to sell their olives to the mill. They transport their olives in big canvas sacks, loaded on exhausted donkeys.
The Cheese Factory
The goat’s cheese produced at the old factory in Monda is very famous and eaten fresh on toasted bread with honey. The goats walk around in the mountains in huge numbers with bells around their necks followed by the
Activities in and around Monda
There are great walking and cycling routes as Monda borders a national park making very beautiful and interesting routes.
• Horse riding
• bird watching
• mountain walks
• 4x4 Trips
• Quad Biking
• Mountain Biking
• Pamper days
• Eating good food and sampling local Wines.
The Alpujata Valley is known as the Garden of Eden which used to provide all the fresh vegetables for the village of Monda.
It is surrounded by 11 mountain peaks, Finca Fernando is positioned on one of them!
The drive to Monda takes about 10/15 min and is about 2km .
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25 Sep 2012
"fantastic scenery, beautiful accommodation, perfect tranquility!"
The Finca is set almost at the top of a mountain with stunning views in alll directions! the finca is beautifully decorated with wonderful attention to detail. It is ideally situated for total peace and quiet whether day or night. You do need a car and and also to be prepared for a steep drive up the mountain in a couple of places but once there you will realise the drive was totally worth it! I shall return next year and was sorry to leave such a wonderful holiday location! Totally recommend you stay at Finca Fernando!
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