Casa Monte Clara
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Monte Clara is situated in the hills, just a few minutes outside the truly charming white washed Village of Riogordo within a 10 minutes drive of Lake Vinuela and only 20 minutes to the beach. The house has been furnished in a very traditional Andalucian style and enjoys breathtaking views of the national park, Riogordo and up to the moorish village of Comares. .Guests return year after year to enjoy the peaceful location, sunset BBQ's and reasonable Spanish local restaurants and bars.
The property has a large entrance hall/ leading to the light and airy open plan Lounge/Diner and fully equipped kitchen. There is a morrocon feel to the Master bedroom with a further well decorated twin bedoom. There is also a third bedroom, which is a single bedroom. Additional sleeping has been provided on purpose made sofa beds in the lounge area . There is a traditionally decorated shower room offering a large walk in shower, terracotta wash hand basin and toilet. Outside a shaded patio awaits. overlooking the local Village , where you can enjoy al fresco dining, whilst enjoying the most amazing views over the unspoilt National Park.The brick built BBQ lets you enjoy cooking, whilst overlooking the pool and views.
You are surrounded by olive groves and almond trees. and the area offers breathtaking scenery. This stunning location is wonderful for simple relaxation, exploring Andalucia & walking. The beach of Torre del Mar is 20 mins. Malaga 35mins and Granada within an hours drive.TV with English channels had been provided-
There are three terraces to choose from, so you can always find sun, shade and views.
We have wifi internet avaialble. June July and August it is included in price, other months, please ask. English speaking channels on TV
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del mar 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 40 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
We have provided a solid wood dining table for six along with comfy seating for 6 people.
The kitchen has been well equipped for all you could need for inside and outside dining.
You can enjoy English sky channels in the lounge , providing an escape from the mid day sun along with a video recorder and a selection of videos for your use. There is a music centre with a small selection of CD's, feel free to bring some with you.
Internet included in june july.august. other months on request. in advance
NEW FOR 2012, A THIRD BEDROOM WITH A SINGLE BED AND PULL OUT BED UNDERNEATH IF NEEDED.
THE HOUSE NOW HAS THREE BEDROOMS.
NEW LARGER FRIDGE FREEZER TO ALLOW MORE STORAGE.
|Further details outdoors|
We have provided sun loungers for the patio round the pool along with comfy cushions. There is a table on the shaded terrace providing seating for 6 people.ideal for al fresco dining.
There is a BBQ along with tools for al fresco cooking.
The pool will be cleaned by us twice a week to keep it in pristine condition during your stay. We will respect your privacy totally.
The Andalucia region
Driving along the Costa del Sol overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, about 30 minutes away from Malaga Airport you will enter La Axarquia, a rural region still unspoilt by tourism. Green countryside with white-washed villages, tranquillity and a different way of life under the year-round sunshine of Andalucia are waiting for you.
Going up from Torre del Mar into the mountains you will reach Lake Viñuela, a man-made reservoir surrounded by mountains, not only providing the area with water but also forming a spectacular and harmonic part of attraction of this unique and scenic landscape. here you will find several bars/restaurants offering fantastic food.
Heading inland from here you will reach the charming village of Riogordo, nestled into this stunning countryside with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Riogordo translates to Fat River, which is what the village is know for. . Torre del Mar with beaches and all facilities is 20 min away.
The pretty whitewashed village of Riogordo lies in the region of Axarquia. This small and unspoilt area of Andalucia –to the north east of Malaga - is still a well kept secret. Untouched by mass tourism, and surrounded by National Parks it is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty between the Sea and Sierras.
The village offers very reasonable local restaurants and excellent shopping facilities. Only 20 minutes to the Mediterranean coast, and 40 minutes to Malaga international airport. Due to good motorway connections, Granada and Antequera can be reached in 1 hour, Cordoba and Seville in 2 hours. Lake Vinuela is 10 mins by car.
The village of Riogordo is five minutes away by car where most grocery items may be purchased as well as freshly baked bread. Fresh fish, four butcher's and two banks. Wednesday there is a street market. There is a good choice of local restaurants and bars near by, as well as dozens to choose from at the coast, catering for all tastes. 24 hour medical centre in nearby Colmenar.
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9 Jul 2013
Casa monte clara is a paradice in the mountins over Malaga!, Nice pool and wonderful wiev.You need to rent a car.Everything you need is in the house.… More
Your English is good. Thank you for your review and also for leaving the house in such good order, and as you would like to come again, we offer discounts for returning guests,
Lisa and Julian
25 Jun 2013
"The Real Spain"
Casa Monte Clara is in a stunning location and, as it's a little way out of Riogordo, is very peaceful. A great place to relax and unwind. Trips to The Alhambra in Granada and the old town in Mal… More
Hi Robert and Jenny
Thank you for taking time to review Casa Monte Clara. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that you managed to take in the flavor of The Real Spain, which is what we feel is on offer in this part of Andalucia. You can always get to the beach in no time, but here in Riogordo you benefit from real Spanish Tapas restaurants, local produce all at very reasonable costs. We hope to see you again one day. Julian and Lisa
19 Mar 2013
"I wish I could be more complimentary"
I will preface this by saying that I very rarely say anything bad about a private accommodation unless it is really warranted because I understand the effect on business this can have for owners. Havi… More
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that your stay was not as expected at Casa Monte Clara. We have very good feedback , so like to address any issues that arise.
I contacted Holiday Lettings about phishing, as we were concerned and they advise me to point out, that this is a worldwide web issue, not just limited to holiday rental sites. We did not and do not take payment by credit card , therefore you were never at risk from this issue.
In relation to your payment being paid in full, we clearly state on the website page, in our terms and conditions, that we require a 30% deposit , and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. The refundable security deposit is required a week before arrival and is refunded to you a week after departure. This was confirmed in our confirmation, which you said you were happy to accept, but you decided to pay the balance in full as balance due date was imminent.
Our payment terms and security deposit payment terms are standard procedure, this can be confirmed by holiday lettings.
As we did with yourselves, we offer great deals for traveling out of season . January can be lovely, but can also account for the colder weather you experienced. The heating provided, is as advertised on the website, , but we feel that the mobile gas fire and the log burner are more than adequate for heating this Casa in the winter months.
We leave a starter of logs, which you can then purchase more in the local petrol stations and hypermarkets. When you called regarding lighting the gas fire, we talked you through this on the phone and we did offer to come up to the house to help you, but you then called to say you had managed to light it. If you had of made us aware that you were cold, we would of happily addressed this issue.
We always provide all guests with a starter toilet roll, some washing liquid and a hand wash in the bathroom. This is a self catering villa, therefore guests shop to buy all they need during their stay. Shopping for supplies for arrival, is offered to all guests.
We have had guests staying at Casa Monte Clara since and the washing machine is in full working order.
There are stray dogs in Spain, and as our response did state , we advise guests to never feed any dogs or cats, as they then will not leave. This is also stated in the information booklet manual in the house. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over this matter.
We feel it is a great shame that you did not contact us , during the course of your stay to make your problems known, as we could have had the opportunity to have resolved what we could have. We did leave for our annual holiday, but not until the day that you left.
Lisa and Julian
1 Oct 2012
"Tranquil with Stunning Views"
The villa is very well presented with a very good kitchen. The views are absolutely stunning with Riogordo below you and Comares perched in the hills behind. It looks amazing at dawn and sunset. Outs… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Casa Monte Clara. We hope to welcome you back again. Yes the views and the ever changing landscape make this house I have to say.
12 Aug 2012
"Spectacular view and total tranquility"
Casa Monte Clara is a fantastic holiday location with its spectacular panoramic view of mountains, the local cozy town Riogordo in the valley, Olive groves and the occational goat shepherd. If you are looking for that "Andalusian feel" this is great place to try it out!
Many thanks for your review, just about sums it up. Hope to see you again sometime.
15 Jul 2012
"Fantastic views. Great value for money."
Very enjoyable and peaceful stay at the Casa Monte Clara. Set in the hills, it is worth coming here just for the views and for the surrounding walks. The photos really do not do the ever changing views justice.
The villa was clean and well equipped - thanks to hosts Lisa & Julian - with nice little extras such as English TV, CD player, plenty of books and both pool and bathroom towels provided.
Riogorda is a charming little village with extremely friendly locals and a few nice bars and restaurants and is just a few minutes drive away. Although we did prefer to stay at the villa and have sunset BBQ's and enjoy the views from the terrace rather then venture into the village everynight.
Would love to return.
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. The views are really great, I will admit. Thats what we loved most about the house. Ever changing with the sun , shade and sunsets.
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