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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A spacious3 bedroom apartment sleeps 6-8. Only 25 minutes from the coast, 40 minutes from Malaga airport. Outside courtyard with splash pool. located in a white tranquil Moorish hamlet, nestling in the foothills of Sierra Tejeda Mountains near the beautiful Lake Viñuela. A perfect place to spend a relaxing or adventurous activity holiday in a real Spanish environment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre Del Mar 22 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 50 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 50 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
The Axarquia region has a natural environment of great richness and variety – lakes, mountain ranges and bird migration routes. It is a region of historic white villages with a distinctive Arabic influence scattered amongst dramatic hills and mountains, where grape vines, orange, mango & avocado fruits thrive alongside ancient olive and almond groves.
The Costa del Sol area has long stretches of beautiful coastline and some of the best beaches in Europe. & is also known as the “Golfers' Paradise”, as along the coast is a choice of 86 marvellous Golf Courses, There are two 18 hole golf courses within 40 minutes drive, Bavaria (25 Mins) and Anoreta (35 mins). The beautiful old city of Malaga 40 minutes drive away, as is the coastal town of Nerja famous for it's caves. The upmarket resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus are just under one & a half hours drive and worth a visit. While Several day trips can be made for those in search of more culture - Antequera, & Granada with its magnificent Alhambra Palace is just over an hour away, Cordoba with its impressive Mezquita is almost an hour and a half, and Seville can be reached in 2.5-3hours. Gibralter also being a 3 hour drive. Skiing in the Sierra Nevada. The Solynieve resort is a 1 and a half hour drive through beautiful countryside offering the amazing possibility of alternating ski slopes with beaches on the same holiday. The Costa del Sol is renowned for having over 300 days of sunshine per year. Daytime temperatures average from 16C in January to 29C in August.
Villa Deseada is the perfect place to spend a relaxing or adventurous holiday. With easy access to many Natural Parks, Wild Life Parks, Mountain Walks, Water Parks, Golf Courses, lake & beaches or the local outdoor activity centres for walking, Mountain Hiking/climbing, & caving, Rock climbing & Bouldering, Horse riding, Tandem paragliding, Bird watching, Cycling, Quad biking, Life Adventure Jeep Rides. A photographer & Painters paradise with local classes & private tuition or to just take advantage of the cultural and gastronomic delights of the area, not forgetting the festivals. to be found locally. Or even to ski in the Sierra Nevada.
The apartment is centrally located in Banos De Vilo, a white tranquil Moorish hamlet where the popular local Moorish Banos de Vilo spa. mineral sulphurous baths, are believed to contain medicinal, mineral sulphurous waters. Many local people and tourists alike "take the waters" and bathe in the white sulphur spring water. The village has 1 friendly local bar, with several fiestas throughout the year & is a true taste of traditional Spanish village life, nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda mountains, 15 minutes from the turquoise blue waters of Lake Vinuela, & surrounded by picturesque white villages and close to Mount Maroma & the National Park. 25 mins from the beaches of the Costa del Sol, & Torre del Mar. 1 hour from Granada airport./ Nerja,/ Frigiliana/ and Antequera , with Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Marbella & Puerto Banus worth a day trip.
Banos de Vilo enjoys a lovely Mediterranean climate. Its altitude ensures that summer nights are not too hot. From May-October is the 'feria' season with each small village/hamlet partying the days and nights away for up to 4 or 5 days.
The apartment is located within 5 minutes, an easy distance 2.5km drive to Periana, a traditional Andalucian 'pueblo blanco' or 'white village' 29km inland from the coast, which has stunning lake and mountain views & is renowned for its olive oil and peaches, several friendly bars, restaurants, shops, banks, plus a weekly market and an open air swimming pool for the summer months. Within a short walk or drive are several interesting towns & white villages, an ideal location for exploring the delights of Andalucia & the beautiful countryside. The nearest beach is a 25 minutes drive to Torre del Mar. A typically Spanish seaside resort offering a wide variety of restaurants and bars with a sandy beach and fantastic beach restaurants to enjoy local sea food. The town hosts a market every Thursday and has market nights throughout the high season selling local products. At the local beaches are water sports. Speed boat charter for water skiing, wake boarding, slalom skiing, ringo rides, & sea fishing, go carting & the excellent shopping & a cinema, restaurants, and Water Park. Local markets are held most days throughout the area. Peace and quiet at Villa Deseada is in abundance but within easy reach of all the action. A car is essential as the house is located in a rural area.
At The picturesque and gorgeous Lake Vinuela just a 15 minute drive away, all types of non-motorised sports are allowed on the lake, including swimming, fishing, windsurfing, canoes & sailing, and there are several restaurants & also lakeside BBQ facilities based around the lake. There are plenty of nearby attractions & outdoor activities including, Horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, Quad biking & bird watching if you are lucky, buzzards & eagles from the nearby National Park & more. In the surrounding villages there are plenty of ferias/festivals especially during the Spring & Summer months & these is a fantastic chance to get to see the real Spain or find a tranquil retreat & enjoy the Andalucian hospitality.
In addition to the local larger towns of Torre del Mar and Velez Malaga where there is a hypermarket and modern shopping mall, and water park for the kids, nearer are the villages of Puente don Manuel and Vinuela where more basic supplies can be obtained.
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5 May 2014
"Large beautiful apartment with outside terrace."
Tastefully restored, this beautifully decorated 2/3 bedroomed apartment also has a large lounge and a well fitted kitchen. A smaller TV lounge and dining area complete the internal living space. Both … More
23 Apr 2014
"A wonderful peaceful stay in sunny Andalucia"
We had a wonderful six week stay (July/Aug 2013) in Villa Deseada. It's a lovely apartment that feels more like a house, spacious and tastefully furnished. It's got everything you need and m… More
18 Apr 2014
"Really good, I would recommend."
Spacious, lovely, in land place to stay. Great hosts and very welcoming! An amazing place to stay with everything I could've hoped for. I would definitely come again!!… More
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