£67 / night
Price for guests, Nights

1st Floor Studio with Panoramic Lake Views – Home 1738501 Finca

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

1st Floor Studio with Panoramic Lake Views – Home 1738501

  • Finca
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Very Good Very Good – based on 24 reviews

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Finca / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Our beautiful rural farmhouse has been reformed and offers you a wonderful break in one of the most peaceful and unique areas in Andalucia next to the lake “Embalse de Guadalhorce” only 45 mins. from Málaga airport. Here you can enjoy the silence or challenge your body in the amazing surroundings. A true paradise for people who enjoy active life.

El Arpa offers holiday apartments for 2 persons in a green area on a 50.000 sqm plot going down to the lake. Here you can enjoy life no matter if you choose to relax in the beautiful surroundings under the southern sun enjoying the peace - or if you prefer to use one of the many activity options that nature offers you and which is just outside the doors of the holiday apartments.

An incredible possibility to experience a unique holiday break in one of the most beautiful areas in the Malaga region.

Come and experience the real Spain, breathing the clear and fresh air in the finest natural surroundings close to delightful small white villages, where time has been standing still for decades and the "mañana" culture still is ongoing. Friendly people with no stress but still live life to the full.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We recommend you to rent a car during your stay at our finca. We are in contact with a really good rent-a-car company HelleHollis which aim is to give the best possible service at the best rates on the coast. Only 45 minuts easy drive from Malaga´s international airport Pablo Picasso. With plenty of good flight connections from UK using British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair or Air Berlin just to mention some of them. The drive to our finca is very easy, to the right you will find the link with our dirrections from Malaga Airport. We do not recommend the use of GPS equipment because some of the roads around here are not on the maps. The ones using GPS on their way here tend to get lost...

Interaction with guest

We, the house owners, are here if you need us for questions or tips, but stay out of the way when you do not need us, so that you have you privacy on your holidays.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
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).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The keys are in the door for you on arrival, so that you can enter the apartment right away. We will come by later to welcome you.


About the owner

Rikke And Michael A.

Tourist Licence

Calendar updated:
19 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German

This Finca has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Apr 2014. Located in Province of Malaga, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £461 to £563.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
24 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 11 Apr 2018

We very much enjoyed our stay at el arpa. We had a downstairs apartment, which was small, but was very nicely laid out and had everything we needed. The location is fabulous with lots of great hiking, climbing and wildlife. Micheal kept a good balance between being friendly and helpful while also respecting our privacy. We would definitely stay there again.

Owner's reply: Thanks, Tracey. We look forward to having you back here at El Arpa again in the future.

“Fijn appartement in een heel mooie omgeving”

Reviewed 7 May 2014

Heerlijke plek om een weekje te verblijven. Klein appartement, maar wel erg mooi en met alle voorzieningen aanwezig. Wanneer je (door slecht weer) veel binnen zit, mis je wel een fijne zithoek. Een van de grotere appartementen is dan aan te raden. Ligging is ook prima, met de auto zijn dagtrips naar de verschillende grote steden in de omgeving prima te doen.

“Great place, big beautiful views and very nice owners.”

Reviewed 6 May 2014

With just six apartments, this was a relatively quiet place, so we could relax here. There is a beautiful view over the nearby mountains and the lake, where you could swim. It is close to several villages, wide landscapes and an enormous gorge, which is a must see during your stay. The owners of the finca are very nice an are willing to help out and give advice on what to see in the surrounding area. The apartment itself is decorated simple but very nice and the garden is well kept and compliments the building. The only thing that some people might have a problem with is that the phone and wifi connection wasn't to good, but i don't know if they have improved this since our stay. We would really want to go back there some day.

“Great Accommodation. Beautiful Nature. Wonderful Views. Gracious Hosts.Peace”

Reviewed 4 May 2014

We have stayed at El Arpa before and it gets better every time we come. The accommodation is comfortable and the views are terrific. It is an easy 45 minute drive from north west of Malaga. The walking is good, from easy to challenging . Wildlife abounds from birds, hoopoe, bee-eater,,sardinian warbler, etc., turtles on lake, wild goats, foxes, and many other species. Rikke and Michael , the hosts will help in any they can and have detailed information on the area. El Arpa is a lovely peaceful retreat!


Reviewed 30 Apr 2014

We zijn een week in El Arpa geweest. Op voorhand hadden we wel bedenkingen voor de hitte, maar dat viel reuze mee. Er stond steeds een zwak briesje. Het was er erg rustig. We hadden gekozen voor een studio op het gelijkvloers omdat er een bescherming tegen de zon was, maar als we nog eens teruggaan, kiezen we zerk voor een verblijf op het eerste verdiep. Er is een parasol, en je hebt een mooier uitzicht. We hebben genoten van de stilte, van de vriendelijkheid en behulpzaamheid van de gastvrouw en -heer. Alles was aanwezig, zelfs een klein winkeltje waar je in vertrouwen spullen kon nemen, en opschrijven in een boek. Bij vertrek werd er afgerekend. We kunnen alleen maar zeggen, een aanrader!!!!


Reviewed 29 Apr 2014

The property is in a great location. We were disappointed as the lower flat was much smaller than expected and we could her every step and furniture movement from the flat above. The heating provided was insufficient for the property. Nice people but not a good experience for us.

Owner's reply: The downstairs apartments ARE very small - that should be clear from the property description, so no need to be disappointed or surprised about that. If you want more space and plan to spend time here at El Arpa we recommend a 1st floor apartment.

“Nice, quiet, proper place in a marvellous surroundings”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2014

Very kind, helpful owners. Nice, clean appartment Andalusia is very suitable for all kinds of daytrips The view from the appartments is very wonderful and the lake is very beautiful. You can go for a very nice walk direct behind the appartment but you can also vist very nice villages.

“Rustic environment, eco-friendly.”

Reviewed 29 Apr 2014

Nice property, very rustic and quiet. Very eco-friendly. However very hard to find (on a back road). We used it as a base to visit cities like Malaga, Granada and Cordoba, but in retrospect we would have been better suited with a hotel somewhere in one of those cities. This place is more for nature lovers or people who want a quiet place, than for city trips.

“Peaceful, clean and friendly.”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2014

The accomodation had all we needed for our stay and was very peaceful. We loved the donkeys and the tame sheep. It was a great spot to access climbing and cycling locally, plus a range of local markets to visit!

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Send Rikke and Michael (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Rikke and Michael (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Rikke and Michael the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Rikke and Michael (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Rikke and Michael (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Rikke and Michael (the owner) before booking?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Rikke and Michael (the owner) a message.

If Rikke and Michael (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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