Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Los Algarrobos apartment is a one bedroomed self catering apartment set in beautiful rural countryside with views over groves of olive, avacado, lemon and almond with a private swimming pool, perfect for a romantic getaway from the hussle and bussle of the coastal resorts.
The kitchen is equipped with oven,hob,fridge,freezer,microwave,toaster,kettle and dishwasher. Washing machine available.
The bedroom has a king size bed and aircon. The sitting room has DVD TV, Hi Fi cd player with ipod docking station and free wi fi internet access and a wood burner for cosy winter nights, we provide the first basket of logs! There is a large walk in shower room. By the private pool are outside dinning table and chairs, sun loungers and a gas bbq.
Los Algarrobos gets its name from the many carob trees on the property. The carob pod is still harvested and used as a chocolate substitute and in ancient times one carob bean was a measure weight equivalent to a one carat (derivation) diamond.
The original part of the house is over two hundred years old and was a mule station before being extensively restored by the present owners whose house is a stones throw down the hill so are available if you need any help but ensure your privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Torre del Mar1 18 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 50 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
All linen, towels and pool towels provided.
Due to the terrain this property is not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Smoking is only permitted outside.
We provide a 'welcome pack' to get you going of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, butter, eggs, bacon, cereal, mineral water and most important VINO!!
For guests not wishing to hire a car and just relax we offer a pick up service from Malaga airport at a cost of €120 payable on arrival. This includes a weekly shopping trip and return to the airport. If we are going out you are more than welcome to "hitch" a lift!
Car Hire: We have always used www.arguscarhire.com for our visits to Spain, they seem find the cheapest company to use.
The Costa del Sol region
Comares, our local town hall, (15mins) is one of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucia and stands 739 meters above sea level. It dates from medieval times and has a history of rebellion against Muslim and Christian rulers. Of interest to visitors are a series of ceramic plaques which depict the pueblos history. Medieval arches and foot print paving tiles which are a guide to the main streets.
There is also an old Moorish fortress, once a Roman military outpost, known as La Tahona where two turrets are still intact.
Velez Malaga, the capital town of Axarquia, is 14 km and the beach town of Torre del Mar is a further 4 km. Velez origins go back to Phoenician and Carthaginian times. The town was also important in both Roman times, when it was known as 'Menoba' and in Moorish times when as Ballax-Malaga (Fortress of Malaga) it had an important role in subduing what was always a turbulent region. In 1487 the Moors were finally ejected by King Ferdinand however they left behind a rich culture of architecture and the town also has many fine examples of 16th and 17th century palaces.
Velez also offers many good bars and restaurants and shopping. The shopping mall, El Ingenio, has many shops including the hypermarket Eroski where you can find almost anything. Also in the complex are many restaurants, bowling alley and cinemas.
For everyday needs the local village has two supermarkets, banks, bars, a street market on wednesday and is only ten minutes away. Also the village has a 24hr medical centre.
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19 Jan 2014
"Relaxing time in a cosy property"
We were welcomed with open arms by Chris and Michael. They showed all the corners of the property and its amenities. There was a welcome package as well which helped us through the first day. We stayed often on the nice terrace, to eat, to read or just to relax. During the colder evenings we used the fire inside: this gave as more than enough warmth before going to bed.
The house is well situated: close to Comares, the highest white village in Andalucia. On Sunday 12 January we attended a procession for which the whole village semmed to be mobilized: very impressive.
Overall, a very good property and nice and helpful owners!
Thank you both for taking the time to write this review and so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and relaxed. Did you take the sunshine with you?!! Apart from a few days it's been a little dull. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Chris and Michael.
21 Oct 2013
"Not enough stars on trip advisor to rate it, needs at least eleven"
I f you need to get away from it all then this is the place for you, if you want to shop or site see then its the place for you to. A warm Hola from Chris and Michael when you arrive, with a much needed welcome pack so you can rest up on your first day without having to worry about food shopping. Having to write this is a double edged sword, I want to tell, what a wonderful holiday stay this is but I also want to keep it a secret.. But in all honesty the guys deserve all the praise they get, I think it is going to be really hard to book Los Algarrobos soon so do it now.
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL TIME IN SPAIN
JOSE AND MARK
eleven star guests like you make it all worthwhile! It was a great pleasure to have had you staying here and we can't wait to see the photos. Many thanks and we look forward to meeting you again, Chris and Michael.
4 Oct 2013
"Little slice of heaven in real Spain"
We had a fantastic 10 night stay Los Algarrobos and can't recommend it enough! Chris and Michael have truly created a beautiful, tranquil place to relax and explore an area of Spain that is far removed from the tourist traps the Costa Del Sol is known for.
The local area is very Spanish, with the nearby village of Benamargosa stocking all the essentials and you're a short drive away from a large hyper market with all the groceries you need to keep the BBQ going and some great clothes and gift shops.
The property has everything you could need including beach towels and the welcome pack is a great touch, which would do for lunch or breakfast and enough milk/beer/wine to get you started. The wi-fi access was strong and reliable which we really made use of. We also made great use of the BBQ and found that our holiday was far less expensive than we'd budgeted for because we rarely needed to eat out.
We'd recommend using the hire car company the Chris suggested because we were ripped off horribly by the one we found ourselves. Be aware you will also be driving down a short track to get to the property, but there is parking and a turning circle once you reach it. Chris's directions from the airport we also really helpful and clear. Would't rely on satnav once you've got off the motorway.
We visited Torre Del Mar for the beach in the day and ate in Padre Pio for dinner one night, the service here was excellent and the food lovely. It's a very pleasant town with a long promenade and easy parking.
We also visited Fuengirola Zoo which was an hour drive away and Aqualand in Torremolinos - the former was fantastic value and a really lovely space to wander, and the latter was as you would expect, quite expensive with lots of people, but worth it if you like water parks. It;s a good location to go exploring from becuase of the access to the motorways.
We also visited Lake Vinuela which is over the mountain or down to Torre Del Mar and on the A road (which might be longer but less traumatic on little cars), we ate at Chez Spice, and it was probably one of the nicest Indian meals I've had anywhere in the world and the view was stunning.
One of the highlights of the trip was eating Table Mountain restaurant in Comares, which is about 20 minute drive away. We went back twice and the service was impeccable with multi-lingual staff, excellent house wines and a menu that made me wish we could've gone back for a third visit.
All in all a fantastic holiday, we can't thank Chris and Michael enough for looking after us and can't wait to go back next year.
Wow!! I think I can take that as you enjoyed yourselves!! Many thanks for taking the time to do this review and we really look forward to seeing you again.
10 Sep 2013
"A special and unique little villa"
Los algarrobos is an old farmhouse; this one bedroom property is mainly on one floor with a large shower-room on a lower level. It has been tastefully renovated with all modern amenities. It is rare… More
Thanks very much for your kind review it makes it all so worthwhile.
2 Sep 2013
"Romantic hideaway in the hills!"
An excellent villa nestling in the hills, the accommodation was spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished to a high standard, with attention to detail. The photos are a true likeness, beautiful pool with… More
At the risk of sounding like a cracked record thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us. So glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you here again.
18 Aug 2013
"The only property in Costa De Sol we would return to."
The description of the property was accurate and the photos were a true representation. The owners Chris and Michael were very welcoming and happy to help with anything at all but also very keen to keep a low profile. The property was very private and exactly what we needed for a relaxing week in the sun with plenty of interesting walks in both the mountains and along the river bed.
We would definitely return here if we wished to return to the Los Perez area as it ticked all the boxes for us - tranquil, private but not remote, dining area and pool just outside the door. Having stayed in 8 different properties over a period of years this is the only one that met all our criteria.
thank you both for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we hope to see you again soon either here or maybe as neighbours?!!
29 Jul 2013
"Perfect private getaway"
My wife and I can't speak highly enough of Los Algarrobos. We arrived mid afternoon and Chris and Michael were there to greet us and made us feel very welcome from the outset. The apartment is very clean and well equipped with Stereo, TV, Kindle and a large array of DVD's. Chris and Michael Provided a welcome pack that had all the necessities such as eggs, bread, bacon and the all important beer and wine amongst other essentials. We spent a wonderful 10 days in and around the local area. There is a local supermarket that is about 10 mins drive where you will find most things or there is a massive shopping centre that sells EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING that is about 25 mins drive just outside Torre Del Marr. The beach at Torre Del Marr is a must. Malaga is lovely to shop in but Torre Del Marr is the place for sun worshipping. The shopping in Malaga must only be done after 5pm when Siesta breaks and the whole city comes alive. The markets open on the marina front and the restaurants thrive. If you want to stay more local to the villa there is a lovely restaurant called table mountain in Commares. If you drive up the mountain towards Commares and instead of turning right at the top, turn left and its about 3km along that road.
If you are looking for a relaxing time with nothing to bother you then this is the place. Easy to get to and in beautiful surroundings. We are already planning our return trip.
Thanks to Chris and Michael for making our first holiday together very special.
Ben & Claire.
It makes our day to read reviews from our guests as we try hard to make your holidays perfect and it's so good to read that we are achieving this. Thank you both and also thanks to "Mum" for finding us!!
1 Jul 2013
"Perfect relaxing week!"
When we first read the reviews we thought that we had found somewhere outstanding or the reviewers were just being too polite. We are glad to say that it was the former. The photo's online do not do this place any justice.
On arriving at the property we were met by Michael and Chris who were extremely friendly and helpful and told us everything we needed to know about the property.
The apartment itself was completely spotless (and we are your typical fussy guests when it comes to cleanliness) and we could not fault anything. The welcome pack on arrival was indeed very welcome, with a nice cold beer in the fridge. Everything you could possibly think of was provided for guests to use including a fully loaded Kindle to a pair of sun hats! The apartment is furnished to a very high standard, both inside and out. The shower has to be one of the best we have ever used and the bed was extremely comfortable.
The location is peaceful and idyllic with fantastic views and Michael and Chris were only a stones throw away if you needed them. In our view they really have managed to master the art of being on hand (should you need them) yet never encroaching on your privacy.
We promised ourselves day after day that we would go out the next day to explore but, after having breakfast by the pool it was just too much effort to leave the place. Needless to say that we spent most of our time relaxing, looking at the scenery, enjoying the pool and listening and watching all of the wildlife which surrounded us.
When the day came for us to leave, Michael and Chris came to make sure that we were ok and it was a lovely touch that they stood and waved us off.
If you like peace and quiet in a fantastic location with lovely people on hand this is the place to go. We will definitely be going back next year.
Michael and Chris, thank you for a fantastic week and we look forward to seeing you again next year (that is, if there is a week available). Keep up the fantastic work.
Leigh & Jim.
Well thank you so much for your lovely review and it was a pleasure having you staying here. We certainly look forward to seeing you next year. I'll see what I can do about the photos!!
12 Jun 2013
"relaxing, clean, quiet, a perfect hideaway in the mountains!"
Firstly, Chris & Michael are lovely people and great hosts, the directions were great and we found the villa with no problems despite it being hidden away in the mountains and arriving after dark.
We had a food pack on arrival with milk, bacon, bread, cereal, tea and coffee among other things and most importantly wine, beer and cava! A really great thing to have when arriving late as we did.
We didn't eat out anywhere at all or visit any local attractions or towns which is testament to how great and relaxing this villa was, the kitchen is fully stocked with saucepans, utensils and everything you could need. We also used the BBQ a couple of times which was fantastic to have, there is a very well stocked local supermarket (including a British section) in Benamaragosa (7km away) or alternatively the drive to a major supermarket (and the coast at Torre Del Mar takes around 40 mins and is 30km away)
We had really fast wireless internet which worked flawlessly for the whole trip.
The villa had a TV and DVD player with lots and lots of DVD's to watch.
The whole place was spotlessly clean and towels were changed half way through our stay.
Chris & Michael live nearby but manage to strike a perfect balance of being accessible if we needed anything but not intrusive.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
Thanks very much for your great review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed everything and we certainly look forward to seeing you again.
22 May 2013
"Perfect for a relaxing "get away""
This property is everything you could want from a Holiday home. Clean, well fitted and situated in a really beautil area. Chris & Micheal were the perfect hosts, friendly, helpful and yet not at all intrusive. Even lending me a pair of reading glasses when mine broke! The stunning view from the bedroom window is like a picture framed with bright pink bourganvilla.
Really happy that you both enjoyed your holiday and thank you so much for your kind comments, it was our pleasure to have you staying here and we look forward to seeing you again.
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