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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Capilla (The Chapel House) is situated in a secluded peaceful location surrounded by its own olive groves. This unusual house enjoys breathtaking panoramic mountain and countryside views of olive and almond trees all the way around and looks towards the hilltop village of Comares and even down to the sea.
The unusual pool with seating area, looks down over the breathtaking mountains . From the top terrace you can look toward the sea in the distance. New from Easter 2012 La capilla now has a JACUZZI. We've built this house to a very high standard, using the best oak beams giving high vaulted ceilings in the main open plan living space and llarge bright master bedroom suite, yet leaving a feel of true Spanish charm throughout with all the modern conveniences. We have used traditional wooden doors, windows with wooden shutters, light stone floors, and have ceiling fans throughout, even in the large living area, where you can cool down at any time of the day.
TV with English language channels provided.
Internet access is available on request. Included in price in Summer peak season.
All bedrooms lead out to their own terraces. Outside dining has been provided under a wrought iron gazebo overlooking the pool area.
On the upper floor you can enjoy a stunning vaulted master suite with private terrace overlooking the pool and views. This bedroom enjoys the privacy of its own en suite facilities.
Downstairs are two twin bedrooms, both with separate terraces. A large downstairs bathroom has a large walk in shower , modern wash hand basin and toilet, along with a washing machine.
There is a sofabed in the lounge and a put up bed that can be put where suits if needed
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torred del mar 30 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 30 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On the upper floor you can enjoy a stunning vaulted master suite with private terrace with seating overlooking the pool and views. This bedroom enjoys the privacy of its own en suite facilities.
Downstairs are two twin bedrooms, both with double wooden doors leading to separate terraces. A large downstairs bathroom has a large walk in shower , modern wash handbasin and toilet, along with a washing machine.
The large open plan living space is the main feature of the house. There is a large oak table with seating for six along with comfy sofas. We have provided satellite TV with English channel and Internet access can be provided on request. Supplement for extra guests on request. The internet is included in the price for June July and August. Extra for out of season.
The well equipped kitchen area should provide guests with all they need for a self catering holiday.
|Further details outdoors|
From the living space stairs lead you down to the several patios and round to the pool area. You can enjoy stunning views and have total privacy.
There is a shaded dining area with seating for 6 along with sun loungers for use at the pool.
A brick built BBQ awaits you on the patio near the outside seating area and pool. ideal for those wanting to make the most of al fresco dining.
The turquiose waters of the pool make an ideal escape from the heat. Simply relax with a book or a glass of wine on the seating area within the pool, or have a swim down to the deep end and back. ideal pool for children to play in and adults to relax in!
As well as the pool, we now have a Dream maker eco Jacuzzi.
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.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm a reservation and the balance paid 8 weeks before hand.
Security deposit of 100 pounds required.
Wifi, needs to be requested . In peak summer season it is included in rates. Other times at a additional cost, so to keep out of season prices low with the option of WIFI>
About this location
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, tranquility 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 resonable 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.
It is five minutes drive from La Capilla to the pretty white washed village of Riogordo in the region of Axarquia. The village is typically Andalucian with its winding streets and large selection on restaurants ranging from tapas bars, a pizzeria and several high class restaurants. Riogordo has a large selection of small shops including three mini markets which sell freshly baked bread every day, a pharmacy, four butchers, a fishmonger, a weekly market, a shop for stamps, a Post Office and two banks. The 24 hour Health Centre is situated in the next village of Colmenar.
Just 10 minutes drive and you will find the outstanding Lake Vinuela with many bar/restaurants and a little further to the coastal town of Torre del mar with its famous fish restaurants. Nerja just 10 minutes further along the coast is well worth a visit. Excellent roads are easily accessible to visit Granada (1 hour), Antequera (30 minutes), Ronda and Gibralter (under 2 hours),Cordoba and Seville (2.30 hours).
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4 May 2014
"excellent value and prompt service payed with paypal deposit returned in 24 hours"
I cant thank lusa and julian enough we had a wonderful holliday and there advice on the area was superb and hospitality second to none our deposit was payrd through paypal and we were delighted when i… More
So pleased you had a great time at La Capilla. Happy clients make us happy too.
Lisa and Julian
4 Mar 2014
"Relaxing week in a pretty location"
Just returned from a relaxing long weekend in this great villa. My partner and I enjoyed total privacy. We spend days enjoying winter sun, which was made even more enjoyable using the hot tub. In the … More
So glad you enjoyed your stay.If you plan returning we have now provided umbrella stands by the pool for those wishing to have additional shade than that offered by the shaded gazebo area. Look forward to welcoming you back. Lisa and Julian
4 Oct 2013
Our 2 week stay in August was lovely, very relaxing, we hardly lifted a finger. We travelled as a family of 4, children's ages 14 & 11 who were kept busy with books & ipads, so the free Wifi help… More
SO GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT LA CAPILLA. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK TO THE AREA ONE DAY.
WE FEEL WE HAVE PROVIDED ALL WE CAN FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN ALIKE. SUN, SHADE, VIEWS, CHILLING, SWIMMING, JACUZZI FOR MUM AND DAD IN THE EVENINGS, TV AND WIFI . GLAD IT ALL SUITED YOUR NEEDS.
15 Aug 2013
"Wonderful house in beautiful surroundings."
We stayed for two weeks and had a really lovely time. The house is beautiful and the views are stunning. The pool and jacuzzi were fantastic and we were totally chilled. We spent most evenings on the … More
Thank for your review. We think you have just summed up in a nutshell , what La Capilla offers.
The local villages is near enough to enjoy a truly Spanish experience , yet far enough away to still enjoy total seclusion, whilst chilling in the hot tub or pool.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your 2 weeks with us, Julian and myself as you found out, respect your privacy whilst you are here, but we are always there should guests need any advice or assistance during their stay. Hope you had a good few days in Nerja when you left.
Hope to see you again some time.
Julian and Lisa
1 Aug 2013
"Nice house, bad owner dialog"
La Capilla is a beautifull House in the mountains of Riogordo. The Road to the House is in bad condition and a bit scary to drive at. We stayed for 8 days in April. The correspondance with the owner prior to our stay was ok, but we first had the address to the house the day before our stay! The kitchen was not as clean as we like a kitchen to be. The problem started when we should have our deposit back. I noticed after a while that i didnt have a mail from the owner and contacted them to hear if they had returned the money. I wrote so many mails witout getting a reply!!!! The owner then said she couldnt use swift and iban ( Allthough I paid them by their own Iban and swiftaccount!!!). Very frustrating. I totally understand that overseas bank transfer can course problems, but I cant understand how you can Ignore to pay a deposit back, and not answar mail from a visitor of your house. Not acceptable. We from our experience Can not recommend lenting houses from these owners ( we got our money back 3 month after our stay)
I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the cleanliness of the kitchen. I have to say that you are the first person to say this, as we have very good reviews. I am also surprised that you never once made this known to us, in the times we visited to clean the pool and chatted with you. Or since your stay with us. We would have always addressed this, had we been made aware of an issue.
The road to the house, has infact been made good by the council since your stay, this is always carried out in April every year, but I must point out , we do make it known in our advert that we are off the main road and to get such apeaceful , secluded and tranquil location would be hard to find if La Capilla was located on a main road.
With regard to your emails not being responded to and not receiving the address, we send arrival directions out to all arriving guests in plenty of time. There has been a problem using the new system on holiday lettings mail, which I have had to complain about to them, as I was not receiving all my mail and guests were not receiving all their mail, they have now dealt with this problem and mail is not going into spam folders any longer. I can only apologize for the upgrade in their system having teething problems and this affecting you.
You were requested to pay the security deposit by paypal, as this is the easiest way for us to make a refund from Spain to Northern European banks. You refused to do this or for me to refund your money using paypal. I did have a problem with my bank locating your IBAN no, therefore I used the easy paypal method for return of your deposit in the end, which took minutes. This could have been done in the first instance . As you can see , all our guests have not had issues with refunds of security deposits from ourselves.
26 Jul 2013
"Tranquility in Riogorrdo"
We were at La Capilla for 2 weeks in July and had a thoroughly relaxing chilled out time.Set in a rural location surrounded by lovely countryside La Capilla is a very spacious, & very comfortable vill… More
Thank you for taking the time to review La Capilla. We are always pleased when our guest enjoy their stay. La Capilla is for those guests that want to enjoy the stunning views, have privacy and tranquility, all in a part of Spain that still gives tapas with your drinks and charges locals prices.
We hope to welcome you back one day in the future.
Lisa and Julian
7 Jul 2013
"Far enough from the madding crowd"
If you like rural Spain / Andalucia and love nothing more than seclusion, peace, quiet and great views then La Capilla is the right location for you, the villa is spacious and has generous outside spa… More
Thank you Sara for taking the time to review La Capilla. We are pleased you both had such a good stay and enjoyed both the seclusion of the house along with the lovely Villages of Comares and Riogordo.
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Will send pics of the new 5 star kitchen when completed!!!
Lisa and Julian
18 Jun 2013
"Nice property in a great location."
Being early in the season, there were a few issues with the property. However these were addressed promptly by the owners and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.… More
Hi Gillian and co,
Glad you enjoyed your stay at La Capilla. Gas bottles need changing from time to time, in any season, but we are always nearby to give a hand if guests prefer not to change them themselves. Glad we could help straight away and you were not inconvenienced in any way. Hope to see you down from France again in the future. Lisa and Julian
5 Apr 2013
"Nice Villa in a quiet location."
La Capilla was a nice size for our family of 5. The villa is well maintained and comfortable. It has a small unheated pool and a hot tub. We used the hot tub, but the pool was too cold and exposed to use during our stay (early April).
Wifi is available at an extra cost and it is best to contact the owner in advance if you require it.
The location is lovely but very remote so a car is an absolute necessity. The nearest town of Riogordo is a 5 to 10 minute drive from the villa, and there are no facilities within walking distance.The final road up to the villa is unmade and unlit. If you are looking for a quiet,peaceful location to completely unwind and relax then this is a perfect place to be.
Thank you for your review Julie. We are pleased you liked the house and that you had a good stay. The weather when you arrived 28th March, was very changeable, so I dont blame you not using the pool. We provided the spa from 2012 to enable guests to enjoy the outside of La Capilla and its lovely views, even in the cooler months, so we are pleased you benefited from this.
The pool is situated on the other side of the house for total privacy and benefits from total seclusion. This does mean however, it is open and exposed to the to the elements, which in summer, brings a lovely cooling breeze.
The wifi is included in the price in June July and August, but is on request out of season. We do this to try and keep the costs down out of season, then guests can choose if they would like to add the wifi cost.
We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. As you say this villa is for guests who want privacy tranquility, yet only being a short drive to Riogordo with all amenities. Shame the weather was not better as there is a bar restaurant Ortegas within a short walk. For future guests , details are in the information booklet provided in the house.
16 Aug 2012
"Lovely villa in a beautiful part of Spain"
la Capilla is a lovely villa situated Just outside of Riogordo north of Malaga, Spain. We spent two weeks here at the end of July this year over the olympic fortnight , temps up around 40 degrees eve… More
Glad you had a good stay. We have taken on board your positive points about the kitchen bits, and have now purchased 3 wooden spoons, two sizes of new non stick pans and a new saucepan for scrambled eggs!!!!! The house does have a lovely stainless steel set which are fab as you know, but I think this may help with the breakfast eggs !!!! We have also purchased a nice new tray and a paella pan. So I think the house is now well equipped, but thank you as we sometimes need these points made.
Bike was safely collected so all was well. Hope to welcome you back one day in the future.
Julian and Lisa
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