Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool – Home 110735 Villa
- 4 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool – Home 110735
- 4 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Nearest beach 10 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
This is the real Spain! In the heart of little-known Axarquia in a stunning location with wonderful views of the mountains and the beautiful Vinuela valley below, Casa Louisa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Facing south, it has sun from around breakfast time until sunset with the unspoilt natural beauty of the Sierras all around. Although it looks and feels like a traditional Spanish house, it's newly built with all the comforts of the 21st century. There's a larger-than-average private pool with large corner pool house , a delightful covered terrace with large marble table for dining, sun-trap balcony and several other terraces with sofas and chairs to sit in comfort ... plenty of room for everyone to do just what they want. If summer-time lazing by the pool appeals ... or reading in the shade of an olive tree ... perhaps lazing on a sunbed, content to watch the children jump in and out of the pool all day ... or if sittting on the balcony with a gin and tonic, watching the incredible skies as the sun leaves the valley tempts you.... if peace and tranquility broken only by birdsong or the faint rustle as the breeze stirs the leaves of the olive trees sounds good ... then this and more is what you will find. Although the activities and necessities you might need for a good holiday are not far from the Casa, dragging yourself away can be difficult!
The villa is on two levels and sleeps up to 10 ... main sitting room, master bedroom with ensuite (6'bed) and two twin bedrooms, family bathrooms and kitchen all at ground level with sliding glass doors lead from the sitting room and master bedroom out onto the balcony. A glass door leads from the kitchen to the upper dining terrace with wide, shallow steps leading down to the pool; downstairs, another double bedroom (6' bed), another large living room with two additional full size single beds (children and teenagers love this room so it means the house can accommodate a family group of 10 comfortably) and another shower room. If there is no-one sleeping in the living room, however, the shower room is effectively ensuite. Both this living room and the bedroom on the lower floor have glass sliding doors leading onto a lower covered terrace. From this lower terrace a wide path leads down to the pool area. There is a feeling of spaciousness throughout the house and around the pool, terraces and garden.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Ceiling Fans
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
- Calendar updated:
- 17 Aug 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Dec 2009. Located in Province of Malaga, it has 23 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1088 to £1546.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Aug 2019.
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– based on 23 reviews
- Very Good
We had two families staying for two weeks at Casa Louisa, we had a fantastic time, the villa exceeded our expectations, having everything we needed and more. The facilities provided were excellent and we couldn't fault it and would have loved to stay longer, would happily return in the future.
Owner's reply: Firstly, we are delighted you had a wonderful family holiday. We continuously work hard to make sure Casa Louisa is the best it can be ... prepared with care for our guests to enjoy. We are glad it worked for you! We appreciate you finding time to let us know how we did ... especially when all the normal demands of every day take over after you get home. Many thanks from the team.
“This villa is everything one hopes for but rarely gets”
We had a wonderful week in this lovely villa in June. Much thought has been put into every aspect of this villa. It is exceptionally well equipped and therefor suitable for everyone from grandparents to toddlers and babies. There is a beautiful pool with lots of room for sunbathing, but there are also a number of other comfortable terraces where one can eat or sit in the shade away from the fracas and enjoy the stunning views. Inside is spacious, comfortable and well thought out and three bathrooms means there is never a queue! The villa is well located in the mountains N of Malaga, accessible to the sea and many other places of interest and particularly useful are the mountains of information, maps and guide books which are available for guests to use. This is a very special place and I would not hesitate to recommend it for a holiday.
Owner's reply: We are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves. We work really hard to prepare the house, terraces and pool for our guests ... we want them to be comfortable and happy there as they can possibly be. We think its a great place for families and have had some wonderful times there ourselves. That you can have the same experience is an enormous compliment for us ... and thanks so much for taking the time to tell us how it all went.
“Tell everyone, or keep it secret? It's that good.”
A week wasn't long enough in Casa Louisa: the peace and quiet, panoramic views, fabulous pool, and comfortable house made for a great stay. The house is exceptionally well equipped, including toys, cot, stairgates etc if you have small children. Everything was immaculately clean. There are many imaginative extras, like a few bottles of wine to welcome you, a table tennis table, books full of ideas for activities and outings (including a special section for teenagers). You could happily spend all your time by the large pool, looking over the valley and hills into the distance, But you can also walk from the house (you're on the edge of a Parque Natural), or cycle, walk or do horse riding nearby. Some of our party took out a speedboat down on the coast. Malaga, with its Picasso gallery, historical buldings,and fabulous market is within a reasonable drive. Alcaucin seems an unspoilt Spanish pueblo, and people were friendly to us and happy to talk in our mixture of Spanish and English! Just a couple of caveats: the house is reached by a fairly rough road of about 2km, and you need to be ok with walking or driving this. Of the two cars we'd rented, the 4x4 was the more comfortable for this. Also, though the house can sleep up to 10, it would really be best with 2 or 3 couples and the rest children, rather than 5 couples. Overall this was probably the best self-catering place we've ever stayed in.
Owner's reply: Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us what you thought of your holiday. We are all so glad you liked the house ... and agree about staying happily by the pool without going anywhere! We all get very lazy when we are there. There is a lot to do, though, and some of you obviously made the most of it. For the team, it is gratifying to know that you found the house so comfortable, clean and well-equipped. We do try hard .. and we appreciate your comments.
“Privacy and comfort at Casa Louisa”
Our trips to Casa Louisa started in 2011 and we extended our weeks at the villa in 2012 due to the high quality of the holiday home and the welcome made to us. The consistency of the facilities and attention to detail give us a sense of security and opportunity to explore the region and return to this lovely home to relax. The villa is well designed and the variety of internal and external spaces and levels, with many fine tables and settees to provide privacy within your party. There is a chance to enjoy the morning sun, the evening sunsets and a get-together for mealtimes on the many balconies. We particularly enjoy using the fantastic cooking facilities with a large barbecue outside, a well stocked kitchen and wonderful serving crockery and we can present local produce Spanish style with a flourish. The pool offers another great venue for daytime and night time swimming, snacking and relaxation. With a fridge full of cold drinks under the poolside gazebo you can stay for hours sunbathing and swimming or enjoying the distant views into the valley below. Staying in the villa for the day is a pleasure and there is no need to travel far, but if you do decide to make a big trip to Cordoba or the Alhambra then the information is on hand for all eventualities. Our more active family and friends have walked out of the door and straight up into the National Park and onto the mountain side, where wildlife abounds and even the ibex can be spotted in it's natural habitat. The rest of us drive up on the unpaved mountain road to get a flavour of the scenery below. It is difficult to tear yourself away at the end of your stay, so do expect to be booking Casa Louisa again and again.
Owner's reply: Thanks for your complements! A second visit speaks volumes ... we love the house it makes us very happy to know others do to. We work hard to give our guests the best experience possible and its rewardingl to know when we succeed. Thanks for taking the time to write a review ... always hard to find time in a busy life.
“A fabulous hillside villa with every facility you could want”
An excellently equipped villa that is clearly much loved as a second home by its caring owner who seems to get pleasure from sharing it completely with others for holidays. My wife and I stayed there with our grown up children and partners for the first time in 2011, enjoying it so much that we returned again for 2012. There were up to eight of us at any one time and it never felt overcrowded either in the villa or around the swimming pool and gardens. Casa Louisa is an ideal place to chill and we found that on most days we wanted to do not a lot other than relax, enjoy the peace and panoramic views. However, for trips out it is within an area of outstanding natural beauty and interesting towns and cities are within easy travelling distance by car. Some in our family group are farely action-orientated and they all gave a very big vote of confidence in the splendid Casa Louisa. The owner was only too pleased to put us in touch with a company to arrange for bikes to be hired and delivered to the door. We found the owner's attention to detail in terms of everyday needs and also information folders was first class. The most memorable thing about our times at Casa Louisa was enjoying many barbecued evening meals on the terrace looking out over the mountains and lakes to watch the sun setting whilst chatting and enjoying local wine. The fact that it is some way down a track ( which is as described) adds to the feeling of being separate from the rest of the world, a very welcome change for us all.
Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences at Casa Louisa. You enjoyed yourself so much you and the family repeated your visit the following year .. we are delighted! Its a special place to us and we really do love to share it.
“A spacious villa in a sensational location”
We travelled with teenagers and a young son. The villa was very spacious with above average sized rooms. The beds were very comfortable with high quality linen. The a/c was efficient. This is the cleanest villa I have stayed at, in 16 years of self catering holidays.the bathrooms were plentiful and modern with good water pressure! The kitchen had everything we have at home plus more. The villa had 3 fridges so plenty of space for everyone's favourite drinks. The pool was large and a favourite with us all. The pool loungers were very comfortable , especially with the delightful breeze. The fairer members appreciated the generous shady spots around the villa grounds. We could have happily lazed around the pool and villa for the entire stay. I could never get bored of the incredible views. However we enjoyed some great day trips . The owner had really covered all eventualities. She left various folders around the house with handy tips. No struggling with washing machines or microwaves in this house,which normally causes frustration on trips away! The folders also contained removable leaflets to take on day trips,giving advice on best routes,best parking spots,places to eat and shop and ones to avoid. We found these far better than our guide book and really made us feel like locals! Although we don't tend to watch tv while on holiday,the Olympics were on during our stay and everyone appreciated having 2 separate tv viewing areas with comfy seating. The Internet access was also excellent for the bbc sport website addict in our party! Our 2 younger children loved the large selection of toys left at the property,while our teenager loved having her ' mini apartment ' downstairs.
Owner's reply: We want all our guests to spend their holiday just having fun and enjoying every minute in this gorgeous place. Minimizing 'how do we ...' and 'where do we ...' frustrations that come with being in an unfamiliar area and house is very important to us. It seems we succeed! Thanks for such a lovely review .. so glad you had a memorable holiday!
“Beautiful homely villa with stunning views. A must visit!”
My husband & I first stayed here in the summer of 2010 with my two young children (ages 2 & 4) and my Mum & step Dad. It was clear from the time of booking our first holiday there that the owner, Jill, loves this place. Nothing was too much trouble including arranging a travel cot & even a baby monitor (not easy things to take on a plane!) We loved this place so much that we returned the following summer. This time there were 6 adults and 4 children. What can I say? It's a little of the beaten track, but to us this just added to its charm (& to the kids it added to the "adventure"!) The first thing you notice about Casa Louisa is the breathtaking view. It really is beautiful! On entering the villa you are overwhelmed by the homely feeling that the villa offers. All the little touches like books, CDs & DVDs have all been left out for guest's use which makes a huge difference. The villa is very spacious and being set over two storeys, the downstairs area allows privacy with its own lounge and patio area, bedroom and bathroom. This works perfectly in a group, as you are not in each others pockets all the time, or for the kids to have a little chill-out time with a DVD during the main heat of the day. The kitchen has everything you could need for a self- catering holiday. There was also oil, salt, pepper, balasmic vinegar, herbs, spicesetc in the kitchen cupboards, which was a huge bonus (you just replace what you use). Also, we ordered a few bits of food (enough for an evening meal) to be in the villa for our arrival. A huge bonus as it saved us taking tired children to the supermarket before arriving at the villa. The gas BBQ was used lots and the various seating areas around the villa mean you can sit in/ out of the sun comfortably at all times of the day. My personal favourite - beautiful rattan sofas on the balcony overlooking the view at sunset - children in bed and glass of wine in hand - HEAVEN! On to the swimming pool - the perfect size. Lots of pool toys and games provided and an undercover seating area with fridge next to the pool. The children we kept entertained for hours every day! The pool area can be shut off from the top of the stairs down to it, so there is no worry about children heading down unattended. Jill the owner clearly loves the place and it is apparent in its presentation. The villa, gardens, and pool area all very well looked after and nothing seemed too much trouble. Although the villa is a little way from the beach, for us this was not a problem. The children enjoyed the pool and although we did venture to the beach a couple of times, we found it more comfortable to be at the villa. When you have beautiful views/pool/drinks/toilet etc on demand, it hardly seemed worth the trip. A recommendation would be to head up into the mountains. There are some amazing picnic spots - one particular one with manmade streams running though it and pools. The perfect destination when it's really hot. We also went horseriding locally (forget the name of the place, but it's run by an English lady) where we enjoyed a fantastic ride on some beautiful horses. Would recommend venturing into the local village for an evening drink (also there are a couple of small grocery shops there). It is very small, but this only adds to its charm and there was a wonderful fresh fish van that visited once a week for some great supplies. In summary - this place is an absolute gem. Yes, it is of the beaten track & yes, it is about a 30 min dirve to the nearest Supermarket/ beach/ leisure park, but if you want some peace and quiet (whilst not being isolated) & enjoy the great outdoors whilst enjoying all the comforts of home, then this is the place for you! The area is not spoilt or commercialised in any way. The views from the villa alone are very special - if you're really lucky, like us, you might even spot some Golden Oriole! You will not want to go home!
Owner's reply: We are delighted you enjoyed your holidays at Casa Louisa! We want our guests to have a wonderful time soaking up the sun, lazing by the pool, walking or cycling in the mountains or doing whatever they want .... and we all work hard to make it as good as it can be. Thanks so much for taking the time to write some comments ... we really appreciate it.
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