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luxurious romantic townhouse – Home 228612 Townhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

luxurious romantic townhouse – Home 228612

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  • Townhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Situated in the beautiful white mountain village of Canillas de Aceituno in the scenic area of Andalucía, just 50 km northeast of Malaga. You have Andalucía's largest national park placed in the backyard - one of Spain's most beautiful areas where you will find many beautiful hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

You get the whole townhouse to yourself. It's all for your free use. And it is cheep, because we rather have our charming townhouse is used and full of happy people, than it is left alone and bored!

Canillas de Aceituno has an Arabic history and its appearance is strongly influenced by the Arabic influence with whitewashed townhouses, small patios behind the houses and narrow, in many places very steep streets. Because of the stringent local building restrictions, the city has preserved its original character.

"Casa Muñecas" (Doll House), on Calle Consejo is a charming renovated townhouse located in a quiet street

Situated in the beautiful white mountain village of Canillas de Aceituno in the scenic area of Andalucía, just 50 km northeast of Malaga. You have Andalucía's largest national park placed in the backyard - one of Spain's most beautiful areas where you will find many beautiful hiking trails and beautiful scenery.

You get the whole townhouse to yourself. It's all for your free use. And it is cheep, because we rather have our charming townhouse is used and full of happy people, than it is left alone and bored!

Canillas de Aceituno has an Arabic history and its appearance is strongly influenced by the Arabic influence with whitewashed townhouses, small patios behind the houses and narrow, in many places very steep streets. Because of the stringent local building restrictions, the city has preserved its original character.

"Casa Muñecas" (Doll House), on Calle Consejo is a charming renovated townhouse located in a quiet street two minutes walk from the center of Canillas de Aceituno. The renovation of the house is made with gentle hand and the house has retained its Spanish character. The house has two floors and a roof terrace and a charming courtyard.

Ground floor:
Large comfortable and well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and open barbecue. Living room with TV and stereo. From the lounge there is access to the charming little patio, where you can also choose to sit and eat.

First floor:
Large bedroom with double bed and two single rooms. Moreover, large bathroom. On this floor are the washing machine itself.

The roof terrace:
From the first floor there are stairs up to large roof terrace with views over part of the city, mountains and sea in the distance. In the evening, this is a nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine under a starry sky. Blankets and pillows for rooftop and outdoor use in the house. The kitchen has an electric grill that can be taken on the terrace or patio.

Further details

Guests are requested to leave by 11.00 on the morning of departure, occupancy from 4.00 p.m.

Further details indoors

Ground floor:
Large comfortable and well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and open barbecue. Living room with TV and stereo. From the lounge there is access to the charming little patio, where you can also choose to sit and eat.

First floor:
Large bedroom with double bed and two single rooms. Moreover, large bathroom. On this floor are the washing machine itself.

The roof terrace:
From the first floor there are stairs up to large roof terrace with views over part of the city, mountains and sea in the distance. In the evening, this is a nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine under a starry sky. Blankets and pillows for rooftop and outdoor use in the house. The kitchen has an electric grill that can be taken on the terrace or patio.

Location description from owner

The Costa del Sol region

If we have to start all superior - to get an overview - it is the holiday home in Spain, specifically in Andalusia, which consists of eight self-governing provinces bearing the same name as their capital - Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén , Malaga and Seville. We are in the Málaga province.

Each province is historically divided into so-called comarcas - the term comes from Marca, which means a "march (brand)", plus "co-sense (together, together)". Historically these are the areas bounded by major rivers and mountains. They never had any formal recognition, but in practice they often functioned as geographical, cultural, historical, and in some cases administrative units. Malaga province is historically divided into 9 comarcas - Antequera, Costa del Sol Occidental, Guadalteba, La Axarquía, Málaga, Costa del Sol, Nororma, Serrania de Ronda, Sierra de las Nieves and the Valle del Guadalhorce. We are in La Axarquía comarca.

Each of these comarcas is divided into so-called muncipios consisting of a well-defined range, typically in the form of a town or city. La Axarquía comarca is divided into 31 muncipios which Canillas de Aceituno is the one. These muncipios controlled by a collegial body called the council, the municipality, the mayor or council, led by a one-man institution: the mayor. We turn the clock back to before 2000, these mayors are quite autocratic and so great, guidelines and regulations stipulated by central government in Madrid. They were small kings who led the competition from neighboring towns to attract tourists, buildings and money, and was therefore often quite cheered by their townsmen.

But then the party ended with a bang around 2005 where the mayors in a row was thrown in jail for fraud, corruption, etc.. And the central government in Madrid came up with to fly over the whole of Andalusia with a military aircraft that photographed every corner. When they found a new building or an extension, as there were licensed in their archives, they sent a nice letter to the owner to have it removed! Previously, you could just pay a symbolic fine and receive his building permit subsequently. But not anymore! And tightening was followed by various administrative measures so that each small muncipios admittedly enjoys little autonomy, but under very tightly controlled by central government in Madrid.

La Axarquía comarca's 31 muncipios are: Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Almachar, Archez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Canillas de Aceituno, Colmenar, Comares, Competa, Cútar, Frigiliana, Iznate, La Viñuela, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo , Nerja, Periana, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Torre del Mar, Torrox, Totalan and Vélez-Málaga, the capital of La Axarquia.

Coast called the Costa del Sol, which is very natural as the sun always seems to shine here.

We are therefore in: Spain, Andalusia province, La Axarquia comarca, the city Canillas de Aceituno - located in the mountains to the Costa del Sol.

Canillas de Aceituno

Proposal for hiking

...If you leave on your own
We've been quite alone many times, which has been fantastic tours. But remember that it's the greatest of nature we have to deal with! If you hurt your foot, then there surely can suddenly been very far down from the mountains! At the tourist offices in Canillas de Aceituno, Velez Malaga and Competa, you can get lots of free good route descriptions.

...Consider taking a guide with
Even if you can get detailed maps, the local guides know the best routes - where the most beautiful views are, where you have to be careful, etc. And if you have previously tried to go just a little wrong on a trail, you know how fast you can go astray! If you go with a guide you are ensured that the trip is a success, and you're not going to spend your time getting lost and try to get back on the path again. See our contact list for more info about guides.

Your starting point

Canillas de Aceituno. From Canillas de Aceituno there are easy access to numerous trails.

The mountain villages. You can also take your base for a walking tour, of one of the many villages located on the edge of the Tejeda National Park on the scenic Mudejar Architecture Route: Alcaucin - Sedella - Salares - Archez - Canillas de Albaida and Competa. You can driveto one of these cities early morning, park the car, and return in the afternoon.

Recreation areas. You could also use the various recreation areas as a starting point. They are placed slightly behind the cities. In this way, you save the first part of the hike. Recreation areas: Pinarillo, on the outskirts of Nerja - Fabbrica de Luz, on the outskirts of Canillas de Albaida - El Cortijo del Alcazar on the outskirts of Alcaucin - Casa de la Mina Pradillos - in the mountains behind Competa. Here you must take a horse from the village and up to the area because the road is not passable by car.

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Proposal for trips by car

Here are some suggestions for road trips with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the unparalleled views, get yourself a drink, or just enjoy authentic Spain.

Touring the East: Sedella - Salares - Archez - Canillas de Albaida - Competa
You can take this trip by car or by bike. You follow the main road out of Canillas de Aceituno east, and then runs in a tortuous - but well paved and safe way - along some marvelous views. I can plan to turn around and drive back when I was in Competa - or I can choose to continue down to the coast and take a dip in the Mediterranean. A description of the towns you meet along the way here.

Touring the West: Alcaucin - Citar - Comares
You can also take the main road out of Canillas de Aceituno and visit the villages which lie to the west. Where cities are located closer you orintere you by looking at the map below. It is, inter alia, Some of the towns whose lights shine so beautifully in the night when you sit on the roof terrace of our house in Canillas de Aceituno, looking towards the mountains! A description of the towns you meet along the way here.

Stroll along the coast
Down by the coast road in Torre del Mar, you can turn right or left. Your experiences will be as the Thais say "same, same, but different." All coastal towns look more or less apart. Here cruiser pensioners up and down with their Harley Davidson motorcycles, they're enthusiastic to air their bikes, and there is an abundance of restaurants and cafes as kæmpåer for your attention. It flottetste is the road itself, the actual driving. Often you drive directly to the Mediterranean. It is a very beautiful trip.


Touring the East: Sedella - Salares - Archez - Canillas de Albaida - Competa

You can take this trip by car or by bike. You follow the main road out of Canillas de Aceituno east, and then runs in a tortuous - but well paved and safe way - along some marvelous views. I can plan to turn around and drive back when I was in Competa - or I can choose to continue down to the coast and take a dip in the Mediterranean.

Sedella
Height: 700 m Population: approximately 600th

The first town you come through is Sedella. It is a small town and therefore the range of shops in Sedella is limited. However, there is a pharmacy, a hairdresser, two grocery stores, two restaurants and three bars. It is an authentic Spanish town where men with loaded mules still walking through the streets and where gedehyrderne passes with their large flocks of goats. Here stand the time almost silent. The women meet for a chat at the weekly market and the men play cards at the bar in the afternoon. Here the animals are still blessed once a year by the priest, and here comes the fish car and broke the car still pass every day. Sedella is not as charming as Canillas de Aceituno, but grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the moment when I pass by this little sleepy town. If your intentions are to walk in the countryside is smuke Sedella however, a very fine place to start. From the town of beautiful hiking trails leading up the landscape. All are clearly marked with signs and hiking poles.



Salares
Height: 540 m Population: about 400

Salares lies on the edge of the Tejeda National Park on the scenic Mudejar Architecture Route. Salares is of Roman origin, as it became known as Salaria Bastitanorum and it still has a protected bridge built by the Romans. Later, as with other villages in the area, had a history of Moorish occupation, the reconquest of the Christian and Moorish uprisings. Much of the traditional Moorish architecture can be seen in the quaint, winding streets, various nooks and crannies and little olive oil factory. Parish Church of Santa Ana was built in the Mudejar style on the site of an old mosque with a minaret nearly intact.


Archez
Height: 435 m Population: approximately 350

Archez lies at the foot of the Sierra Almijara on the scenic Mudejar Route. The town has a maze of streets, composed of quaint whitewashed houses. Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion, is from the 16th century byggert on top of a former mosque and a minaret of the 13th century, preserved in perfect condition. Legend has it that, a lizard fell into the smithy, where the bell for the church was made. If you are single and of marriageable age, you can go up the tower, and sitt here touch a lizard, you'll find love within a year.


Canillas de Albaida
Height: 575 m Population: approximately 910th

Canillas de Albaida is surrounded by high mountains and a landscape of pines and oaks. Here live eagles, mountain goats and wild boar. Canillas the Albaidas Islamic past is reflected in the design of streets and squares, and in the use of terraces for cultivation. Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Expectación, (Our Lady of Expectation), standing in the central square, was built in the 16th century. There are also two shrines (chapel herimitage, Ermita), from the 16th century, respectively. Santa Ana (St. Anna) and San Antón (St. Anthony). The Hermitage of Santa Ana is a simple building from the sixteenth century in Mudejar style. Parsonage has a golden altar dominated by a picture of Santa Ana. Canillas de Albaida holds an annual festival in honor of San Antón on January 17.

Like the other villages on this route is Canillas de Albaida situated at the foot of the Parque Natural Sierra de Tejeda y Almijara with its spectacular scenery. Parque Natural offers a wide range of tours to suit all levels. You can walk through olive groves and almond orchards, mountains full of rosemary and sweet smells, all with spectacular views. For the more experienced and energetic when the mountain tops of El Lucero and La Maroma. Hiking trails around Canillas the Albaidaer based on the old mule trails that have existed for centuries.


Competa
Height: 638 m Population: about the 4000th

Competa is of Roman origin. Its name comes from latin Compita-Orum (= "Junction") and it was the center of the ceremonies and sacrifices, but also a place where you could buy and sell goods. That's what you assume, because there are no contemporary sources for the city. The first written source dates from 1487, when the city supported the Catholic Monarchs against the Moors. The village is characterized by the production of wine, olives and figs, which are everywhere in its territory. Moreover, it is an ideal place for growing mulberry trees, which are food for silk worms, but this tree is almost no longer in the area. In present time the village has become home to a large colony of foreign residents (about 1/3 of the city's population), mostly British, but also Germans, Dutch and Danes. Competa has an excellent tourist office where I can get lots of free maps of the city and region.



Touring the west: Alcaucin - Citar - Comares

You can also take the main road out of Canillas de Aceituno and visit the villages which lie to the west. Where cities are located closer you orintere you by looking at the map below. It is, inter alia, Some of the towns whose lights shine so beautifully in the night when you sit on the roof terrace of our house in Canillas de Aceituno, looking towards the mountains!

Alcaucin
Height: 508 m Population: about 2,600

The town is small but super cozy and definitely worth a visit. The village layout is typically Moorish, Alcaucin name derives from the Arabic Al-Cautín (arcs). A 18th century parish church, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, stands in the village square. At the entrance to Alcaucin they have a beautiful fountain with spring water - it's almost as beautiful as those we have in Canillas! An interesting feature of the nearby nature is an enourmous U-shaped hole in the mountains, known as El Boquete the Zafarraya. A road runs through the hole connects the provinces of Malaga and Granada. Also close to the village, El Castillo Zalía (slot Zalia) of Phoenician origin, later used as a fortress by the Moors. On the outskirts of Alcaucin is a fantastic recreation area called El Cortijo del Alcazar. This is one of the Spanish own preferred picnic sites. The area is suitable for children. There are facilities in the form of a small playground, lots of grill free of charge, etc.. The theater is spectactular views of the valley below and El Castillo de Zalia. There are many walks that lead out into the surrounding countryside or for those who feel more energetic, then there is the opportunity to start a hike up to the top of the mountain, La Maroma from here. It's easy to find El Cortijo del Alcazar. Just look for signs when you approach the city Alcaucin.


Benamargosa
Run you down to the main road and out of the MA-3113, which follows the Rio Benamargosa, so you come first to the town of Triana. It can clear out the windows as you drive through!, And continues to the town Benamargosa. It is quite nice, but now when you are accustomed to the beauty of Canillas de Aceituno you're probably not so easy to impress and you hurry quickly.


Comares
Height: 739 m Population: about 1,450

Go on you from Benamargosa and up to the town of Comares you will discover a beautiful little town, built on top of a steep cliff, where it lies like an eagle's nest - as an unusual view of balconies from which to grasp a great deal. The town center has typically Arab street delivery with steep, narrow streets. It is a city with an eventful history, which has many interesting testimony from the Arab period, for example. plateau in the Mazmúllar where one finds a water facility that is designated National Artistic Monument. On the city's highest point - "El Balcon de la Axarquía" - find the remains of the Arab fortress. It was built atop a former Roman fortress. This fortress was with fortifications in Vélez-Málaga, Zalía and Bentomiz the most important defenses for the Arabs in la Axarquía. The fortress was with plants in Bentomiz and Zalía la Axarquia defenses from early Arab period. There are preserved two towers from the outside wall of the castle. At one of these you have listed the city's small cemetery. The town's church (Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación) is in the Mudejar style, from the XVI century. According to a legend in Comares was a sailor in distress in the Mediterranean off the coast of Torre del Mar travel. He gave the promise that he would build a chapel on the first church, he saw after his rescue. Despite the great distance, he must be because of Comares' high location, first have become aware of the church there, and to fulfill his promise, he built the chapel Rosario.


Stroll along the coast

You can also take a drive along the coast. On the way down you pass Velez Malaga, which you can choose to swing by. Here live many of the Spaniards who you meet in the restaurants and the shops down on the coast. When you come down to Torre del Mar you will discover that even this city is populated by Spaniards. There is still spoken Spanish in shops and restaurants, and there's nothing like on the western side of Malaga where all shops and restaurants speak several international languages, and Scandinavian languages like Danish and Swedish. Although Torre del Mar is a coastal city is anyway charming and unmistakable Spanish. Visit any town on Thursdays when there is a huge market in the city center.

Down by the coast road in Torre del Mar, you can turn right or left. Your experiences will be as the Thaissay "same, same, but different". All coastal towns look more or less apart. Here cruiser pensioners up and down with their Harley Davidson motorcycles, they're enthusiastic to air their bikes, and there is an abundance of restaurants and cafes vie for your attention. The nicest is the road itself, the actual driving. Often you drive directly to the Mediterranean. It is a very beautiful trip. Moreover, there is also some pretty nice hiking trails here along the coast, in the narrow strip between the Mediterranean and the coastal road.

You move to the west of Malaga will be passing through towns such as Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella. Here they speak Danish and English and many other languages in shops and restaurants. The area is quite impacted by many tourists and Costa del Sol, as we traditionally think of coastal drag wing. There is a lot nicer in the area east of Malaga. Here are still the authentic Spain, prices are much lower and even famous coastal towns like Torrex, Nerja, Viñuela, Torre del Mar and Almuñecar - still have an unmistakable Spanish charm.

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Bunk Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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

Herbert B
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
23 Feb 2017
Based in:
Denmark
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Languages spoken: English, German, Norwegian, Swedish


This Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Oct 2013. Located in Costa del Sol, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £492.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2017.

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“Perfect holiday in Malaga”

Reviewed 24 Nov 2013

Everything was perfect. The townhouse is spacious, comfortable, clean and decorated with attractive ethnic touches. We are a family with two children, and we just loved that the children could entertain themselves by walking round this beautiful and quite village - and by themselves go to the public swimming pool, with was a great bonus. We went there for hiking and mountain biking - we did not get around the bikes much because there where so many places to visit. Sometimes we went down to visit the Mediterranean Sea - and even though this is a truly great Sea - there is also a lot of tourists and we simply just loved when we was back in Canillas agin.

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