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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
THE VILLA IS PRICED FOR A GROUP OF UP TO 8 GUESTS + 2 COTS. FOR A BIGGER GROUP UP TO 10, PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR PRICES.
Villa Sirena is a luxury villa located between Velez-Malaga and the village of Arenas. A beautiful, secluded sea view villa, it offers spacious accommodation spread over two floors, and is luxuriously furnished and equipped to provide your ideal home in the sun. It is furnished to a high standard, with solid pine beds, leather sofas and accacia wood dining suite and coffee table.
It sleeps 8 people in two en-suite double bedrooms (king size beds), and two twin bedrooms. The King size and Twin beds are all solid pine. In addition there is a single sprung sofa bed in a separate room downstairs, and a fold out bed - more suitable for a child, extending the capacity to 10 (plus 2 travel cots). The villa boasts two lounge areas, one with a dining area, a fully fitted kitchen and a large covered verandah for dining al fresco. The nursery pack is offered free of charge, including two travel cots.
The swimming pool is an L-shape pool, and averages 9 x 4 metres and is accessed by two gentle steps. The main part of the pool is approx 1 metre - 2 metres in depth. There is also a large shallow section. The pool was designed with children in mind, but also to appeal to the more serious swimmer.
Air-conditioning is available on request in the double bedroom upstairs, and in the main lounge/dining room (which also has ceiling fans). Both twin bedrooms have ceiling fans. There are two further free standing fans.
The villa is located in a brilliant area for exploring the region, including the caves of Nerja, Malaga, Granada and the many picturesque local whitewashed villages dotted around the area. The location is ideal for golfers, walkers, artists, bird watchers, star gazers and for anyone wanting to unwind and chill in an idyllic setting. Torre del Mar also boasts a lovely promenade with lots of bars and restaurants, and a fantastic beach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mar 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 55 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There is a large lounge/dining room, with a log burner in the corner. The kitchen is L-shaped and fully equipped, including a dishwasher and a table. There is a second lounge downstairs with high ceilings which overlooks the pool. There are French window patio doors leading from all downstairs rooms except the kitchen, all of which have spectacular sea views.
One of the en-suite king-size bedrooms is located downstairs, making it suitable for those with limited mobility. The upstairs en-suite king-size bedroom has patio windows leading to a Juliet balcony with sea views.
The furniture is quality throughout including solid Mexican Pine beds, Leather sofas, Acacia wood dining table.
The is a large space in the lounge/dining room where children can play.
As well as the two en-suite bathrooms, there is a large family bathroom upstairs with corner bath and double shower cubicle, plus a separate cloakroom downstairs. The washing machine is located in the downstairs en-suite bathroom.
Two travel cots (one with bassinet position), a high chair, bed guard, baby bath, baby stroller with hood and basket, Brittax Rennaissance car seat and two booster seats are available free of charge for guests' use. Cot bedding and air-conditioning are available on request - charges apply (air con £50 per week, cot bedding £10 per week). Please note: air-conditioning is in en-suite bedroom upstairs, and lounge/dinging room downstairs, not the whole villa.
|Further details outdoors|
The freeform L-shaped pool is accessible via gentle steps. The main part of the pool averages 9x4 metres, the shallow area extends to about 6 metres at the widest point . Apart from the main swimming area of approximately 1 - 2 metres depth, there is a large shallow section. It was designed by us with children in mind, but also meets the needs of the more serious swimmers. Please note, the pool is not fenced off, so it is important to supervise any children and non-swimmers when in or around the pool. There is an outdoor shower (cold water only!).
The covered verandah with its fabulous sea views is perfect for al fresco dining, and keeping cooler during the day. There is also a shaded seating area at the other end of the plot under an Algorrobo tree. There is a gas bbq, a wooden table, a plastic table, sunbeds with cushions and a large parasol. At the front of the property there is parking space for several cars, with gates offering security. There are metal grills on all downstairs windows and patio doors for added security. The property is fenced at the back and sides, with a balustrade along the front.
Gas for bbq included in rental price.
British management company.
For peace of mind in booking this villa, for a reference please contact John Clark of Travel Counsellors who is based in Edinburgh. He has worked in the travel industry for many years, and he will be happy to sort out flights from all destinations, transfers, car hire, etc, should you need it. Why not give him a call to see if he can match or improve on any quote you have been given – Travel Counsellors is a national company operating with guarantees. His contact number is: 0845 0587871.
The swimming pool - It is normally at its warmest from May onwards until the end of the summer. The pool may occasionally be unavailable for a short time for essential maintenance. Children and non-swimmers must be supervised in or around the pool. Please bring your own pool / beach towels.
Please do not take breakables or glassware near the pool. If broken glass falls into the pool, it would require draining and refilling, a cost you would be liable for.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
We offer a meet and greet service and check-in at the villa is from 1600hrs. The meet and greet point is at an out of town shopping complex, including a supermarket, so depending on when and what day you arrive there may be the chance to do a bit of shopping first!
Departure - guests are required to vacate the villa by 1000hrs on the day of departure
(we will try and be flexible if no further guests booked with both check-in and departure times)
A welcome pack is provided, with some essential items to get you started.
If you are arriving on a Saturday, please be aware that most supermarkets will be shut on Sunday.
Garages are open and you can get some further basic supplies.
We recommend that guests have full and sufficient travel, personal accident and medical expenses insurance.
Villa Sirena accepts no liability for cancellation, injury, vexation, distress, dissappointment, or irregularities suffered by the guest. Luggage, valuables, and all other personal effects at all times and in all circumstances are at the guests risk.
We will honour bookings for up to 10 days. If a money transfer or cheque has not been received within this time, the booking will be cancelled and the villa re-advertised unless otherwise agreed. If another enquiry is received, I will contact the initial enquiry who will have priority over booking.
A refund of payment in the event of cancellation will only be made if the dates can be re-booked minus any additional advertising / administration fees incurred.
The Andalucia region
This area, known as Axarquia is known for the best climate in Europe, with wonderful beaches lapped by the calm waters of the Mediterranean. The coastal area is sheltered by the magnificent mountain ranges inland.
Dotted around the countryside are beautiful whitewashed villages and reminders of the regions Moorish past.
Location wise, it is ideal for exploring further afield - Granada and the Alhambra palace, Marbella and the marina of Puerto Banus, Ronda with its fantastic gorge and magnificent bull ring, Gibraltar and its rock apes, Nerja and the caves, Cordoba, Sevilla and for the really adventurous, a trip to Morocco.
The villa is situated about mid-point between Velez-Malaga and the whitewashed village of Arenas, a 10 minute drive either direction. The village offers a bank with a cashpoint, a supermarket, a chemist (24 hrs), a few shops, bars and restaurants, an internet facility and there is also a small market once a week on Wednesday. A bus runs daily to and from Velez-Malaga, passing very close to the villa. It is an easy 10 minute drive to the coast, the Ingenio supermarket complex and the Aquapark, avoiding the main town of Velez-Malaga.
The village of Arenas is a true Spanish village, dating back to Moorish times. The castle Bentomiz whose ruins still stand today, was one of the last to fall when the Christians finally drove the Moors from Andalucia. Explore the winding streets and marvel at the friendliness of the local people.
Velez-Malaga is the main town of the Axarquia region, and has historic origins. It has numerous shops, bars and restaurants.
Torre del Mar is a modern resort town with a fantastic promenade and wonderful beaches. The promenade stretches from Torre del Mar to the Marina at Caletta, a pleasant place to stop for a 'menu del dia' (menu of the day) at lunchtime. Torre del Mar has a market on a Thursday morning, and Caletta on a Saturday morning. Sun loungers and parasols are available for hire on the beaches.
Between Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga is a large shopping centre, El Ingenio. There is a huge supermarket, Eroski, open Monday - Saturday until 10pm at night. There are also several shops, bars and restaurants. In this shopping centre there are several mobile phone shops if you wish to get a Spanish sim card during your stay - make sure your phone is not locked to a network!
The waterpark, open in the summer months is located between Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar.
Baveira golf, a 27 hole competition course is located near Caletta. Pre book at www.baveiragolf.com
Many other courses can be found along the Costa del Sol, a region famous for its golf courses.
Nerja, famous for its caves and the balcon de Europa is about 25 minutes from Torre del Mar.
If you wish to visit the Alhambra in Granada, it is recommended that you book in advance during the busy summer months - www.alhambratickets.com. Do not forget to factor in the drive time to Granada, allow at least 2 hours to be sure as it is across the other side of Granada.
Malaga itself is well worth a visit, one of the highlights being the Pablo Picasso museum.
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1 Sep 2013
"A mountain retreat"
We've had a great holiday in Villa Sirena. The pool was fantastic, a good size, clean and well maintained. There was also a number of sun loungers and other outdoor furniture to help us enjoy t… More
For information to help future guests, if you turn in the off-road picnic area just past the property, it provides much easier access from the main road avoiding the sharp right hand turn.
19 Oct 2012
"Amazing location, amazing views!"
This is a lovely villa with all the mod cons. It's very spacious with plenty of room for little ones to run about. The villa is perched on the side of a hill and has amazing views of the valley and right down to the sea - beautiful day and night. This is not somewhere to go if you're looking for lots of nightlife as its a bit of a trek to the nearest town and the road to get to it is not for the faint-hearted. However, if you're looking for total relaxation the villa is perfect.
This is advertised as a villa in the hills, therefore you cannot expect a flat coastal road. It is the principal road leading from the village to the town and it is only a 10 minute drive, skirting Velez Malaga, to get to Torre del Mar, the beaches and the nightlife. This road has been resurfaced in the last couple of years and is in much better condition and more gentle than many roads in Southern Spain. There is no dirt track access at any point, which cannot be said of all properties in the area.
28 Sep 2011
"Lovely well kept villa suited for families with young children, close to all amenities, beautiful view."
We stayed at Villa Sirena for 2 weeks in August. We travelled with another family with 5 children between us. There is plenty of space in the villa and the second lounge came in really useful as a 'common room' for the kids to hang out when it got a bit too hot. The bbq was a really good size for a gas version with hot plate. The pool is a good size, perfect for little splashers and serious swimmers. It is probably the best equipped kitchen I have ever come across in holiday villas with everything from garlic crushers to lemon squeezers to coffee machine and plenty of sharp knives. Also plenty of cutlery and cups/plates etc and plastic stuff for the kids. The air conditioning came in handy so would suggest paying extra for it - the ceiling fans and free standing fans were very good too - it was comfortable at night. Plenty of seating inside and out.
The location is really good, great views of the sea and very close to a traditional Spanish village where we topped up on supplies and had some lovely meals out. The Villa Rep was really really good - she did a very good welcome pack for us as she knew there was a bank holiday and we'd struggle to get to the shops. Then she escorted us to the local village so we could stock up on some beers etc. There was a minor issue with the dvd player and pool lights but they were dealt with efficiently and satisfactorily.
Overall, we had a great holiday. I would recommend it to friends. The owner is a lovely lady, very honest and very helpful with information. She can make available lots of equipment for younger children like cots/car seats/high chairs, even character duvets (which my ten year old took a shine too !).
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