Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Los Algarrobos now have two luxury one bedroom self catering apartments 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. We will only let the two together ensuring your privacy, but now we can offer luxury accommodation for up to four guests.
The kitchens are equipped with oven,hob,fridge,freezer,microwave,toaster,kettle and dishwasher. Washing machine available.
The bedrooms have king size beds and aircon. The sitting rooms have 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! The new top apartment does not have a log burner but heating for the winter. There is a large walk in shower room in both apartments. 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 4, 2 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||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||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!
The Andalucia 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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1 Sep 2014
"A perfect month in the sun!!"
We were lucky enough to stay at this beautiful little villa for a month in august...i could literally go on all day about how brilliant it was! The villa itself is gorgeous with all the mod cons - wifi, ipod dock, flat screen tv, hundreds of dvds, a kindle, gamesetc! Lovely air con for those warm nights! The pool and terrace area are beautiful - i spent many a day lounging there while hubby cooked up a storm on the gas bbq! I thought it was a great location for going exploring in our hire car and we went for a few jogs/walks along the dried up riverbed that goes on for miles (you can get on right at the end of the drive). Lots of other walking routes in the area too, we climbed up nearby table mountain which was fun with great views! Our friend stayed for the first week in the second apartment (upstairs) and that too was absolutely beautiful! Very close to a lovely little hilltop village - comares, great to wander around and get a bite to eat. At the end of days/nights out it was lovely to get back to the villa and relax - it truly felt like 'going home'. Above all else the owners Chris and Michael shine - such a lovely couple! They totally respect your privacy but are always there to offer advice/suggestions on places to go, restaurants, driving routes etc! Just ring the bell in the tree (so cute) and they are there to help! They made sure i was ok when hubby had to leave for a few days, checking in and allowing me to talk their heads off! (Sorry about that both haha). Our only regret is that we didnt invite them out for dinner so we could get to know them more (next time!!!). You definitely wont be disappointed if you book los algarrobos...its simply perfect!
Hi guys, thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We would loved to have had dinner with you but next best thing we are having Sunday lunch at Table Mountain thanks to your extreme generosity. It truly was a delight to meet you both and we hope very much to see you again. XX
3 Aug 2014
"Peaceful and private with beautiful views."
Peaceful and private with beautiful views and pool. The apartment has everything you could possibly need. Chris and Michael have thought of everything and were wonderful hosts, on hand should you need anything at all. Very generous welcome pack! Much appreciated as were the lifts to and from the airport and to the beach for the day! A very relaxing week! Would love to come back one day! Thanks Michael and Chris! x
Thanks to our first honeymooners and so pleased that your special time was up to expectations, we look forward to your anniversaries!!!
6 Jul 2014
"relaxing, no problems, great hosts, perfect"
as other reviews have said, the hosts, michael and chris were amazing. the apartment is fantastic, serene and perfect for a relaxing, romantic getaway with the utmost privacy.
the pool is amazing and much needed on hot days, ipod dock, kindle, wifi and dvd player great additions and the air con system in the bedroom is of good quality (having had air con advertised before on other holidays and having very poor systems this one is very good)
everything you could need is provided and the welcome pack is a great addition. when we stayed we visited comares, torre del mar and torrox costa and i would recommend visiting all 3 but most certainly comares. the views from the top are staggering and something you must view for yourself to appreciate!
a massive thanks to the guys for making our first holiday together a wonderful one :)
Thanks so much, it was a pleasure to have you staying here and so pleased that your first of many holidays together was such a success. We look forward to seeing you again.
28 Jun 2014
"Just the job,.....as it say's on the box"
Chris & Michael, well done! It's exactly what we needed, especially after our unfortunate arrival.
We had a slight mishap with a faulty handbrake on our hire car, the sympathy and assistance was both much needed and eagerly given. The beers in the fridge did help a little to de stress us both.Thank you once again.
We wanted peace, tranquillity, privacy, views, we got that all plus birdlife and some wildlife (Chris) and then there was that strange cockerel as well.
The villa, pool, the ambiance, great all of it.
Thank you both for taking the time to write this great review and I hope all is sorted out with the car hire company. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
27 May 2014
"Best holiday venue ever"
Congratulations on finding what is in our opinion the most perfect holiday villa anywhere in Spain. Location is fantastic, set in a beautiful setting with a stunning view which is very private, the vi… More
Thank you so much for your very generous review, we now realize that hard work and attention to detail makes a difference. We look forward very much to seeing you again next year and maybe your sister as well.
It was a real pleasure to have you both staying here.
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.
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