Alora holiday farmhouse rental with private pool, jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access and balcony/terrace

Finca Fenix - secluded retreat close to amenities

from £88 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:


39 reviews

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 177999

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

It is an ideal base to explore Andalusia as the Alhambra in Granada, Ronda and Malaga are all in easy reach. That said many people arrive with packed agendas planned only to shut the gates and lose themselves in their own tranquil oasis with pool, fountain and lush sub-tropical garden, picking oranges and figs from the trees with the heady scent of dame de la noche wafting in on the night breeze.

There are also the advantages of having owner on site as far as any problems, maintenance etc are concerned and also of having privacy and pretty much exclusive use of pool, hot tub and garden. We take the opportunity of having guests to get some time off so we are more noticeable by our absence as we value our private times more than dangling out of windows in the role of nosy neighbour :)

The Andalucia region

Malaga is a stunning city steeped in history and culture with the added advantage of sub-tropical climate allowing its pleasures to be enjoyed even in winter months. Whether sampling local tapas, chilling on a beach, exploring the historic centre or embracing the spirit of fiesta at one of the frequent ferias there is truly something for everyone all year round.

Ardales & the impressive gorge at El Chorro are 15 mins drive so the stunning scenery of the national park and freshwater lakes, along with some of the best walking, climbing and outdoor activities Andalusia has to offer are within easy reach.

Ronda is a beautiful town with a huge gorge dividing the 18th century and mediaeval parts. The views are simply amazing. The caves at Nerja are some of the most impressive to be found anywhere with regular concerts held in the subterranean cathedral like space.

Frankly the list is endless and there is a wealth of information at the house or I am happy to offer suggestions based upon your particular interests.


The historic village of Álora is an charming example of a working white village, set in a beautiful valley with a Moorish castle perched upon one of the peaks, surrounded by mountains, citrus orchards, olive and almond groves.

Álora is situated 40km (30 mins drive or train) from Malaga centre or its sparkly new airport on the Costa del Sol.

The village is a quaint mix of ancient and modern steeped in history and culture but with a vibrant buzz.

You will soon learn that the lunchtime siesta is sacred - the village (including busting Monday market) goes from thronged to deserted as the locals take the opportunity to get out of the sun and share food and time with family and friends but in the evening the village comes back to life. A local speciality is a granizada (slush) made from hazelnuts and served at the little ice cream shop in the village. It is not uncommon to see a cluster of people sat around the steps enjoying ice cream in the balmy temperatures at 2.00am

Bed & bathroom

  • bedroom 1: king bed
    bedroom 2: 2 single beds
  • 2 en suites


  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Mark B
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Calendar updated:
27 Jan 2016
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Paypal accepted , credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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“A hidden gem in the hills”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2015

Great place to chill fantastic hosts who will cater for all tastes accordingly. Close to amenities but far enough to escape an enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark & Kim

“An undiscovered gem....”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2012

45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous. To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it. From the moment we set foot through the gates of this property (the cold beer was a great move Mark) we felt relaxed and at home. To be welcomed into a property that has been lovingly restored by the owners fair hands and given free rein to treat as our own, was a pleasure. Mark and Kim have put a massive effort in to ensuring that their guests have the holiday they want. They have a plethora of local knowledge to tempt and give you just enough information to make you want to explore yourselves. If lounging around the pool is what you fancy, you could always order the home made tortilla and the most amazing fresh Gazpacho (yes, this is possible. You don't even have to move...) crack open a bottle of Torres Esmeralda, lay back and absorb the Spanish sunshine. Finca Fenix offers extreme tranquillity and delightful seclusion as well as proximity to the beautiful city of Malaga. If you want to wallow in self indulgence, giggle ridiculously with your hosts and sample the delights of what the Spanish countryside can offer then this is the place to seriously consider.

“Finca Fenix Fantasia”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2012

Stayed from 17th to 26th July with my husband, mother (age 60ish, sorry mum) & niece (aged 11). From the moment we arrived we were made to feel incredibly welcome with big hugs & kisses from Mark the fridge of goodies for supper & the PG tips for mum. We felt even moreso when we saw the gardens looking so inviting in the candle light & the firepit glowing ready for us to sit & recover from travelling. The house itself is immaculately kept, well equipped & beautifully decorated. Mark & Kim have thought of every eventuality & are a hive of information on all the local foods, drinks activites & sights. Thanks to their network of friends & local kowledge my niece was able to go horseriding in the mountains of Andalucia & eat plums that she picked from the trees as she many 11 year olds can say that? The town & surrounding area have lots to offer but Mark & Kim have created such an oasis of tranquility that we didnt want to go anywhere else. We ventured into town for shopping, had one meal out & visited the icecream parlour which we highly recommend! We already knew the area & it's ideally situated if you want to travel around & see more of Andalucia, we'd a suggest a visit to the lakes, El chorro, Rhonda & Granada.The location & accommodation are so perfect that, if you're like us, you'll find there's far too much to experience in one holiday. We will definately be visiting again, we have to as Marks list of things to see, do & taste has to be tackled........if we can just make it out of the finca!! Thx for a wonderful holiday x

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