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Tesorillo, Los Romanes – Home 130317 Farmhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Tesorillo, Los Romanes – Home 130317

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


We are a fully registered property with the Consejeria de Turismo. Our ultimate aim is to provide a restful holiday environment for our visitors. We live on-site, so should there be any problems or questions we are always on hand. We can suggest places to visit so that you make the most of your holiday in the Axarquia area of Malaga.

Tesorillo, (Little Treasure) our renovated farmhouse, is perfect for those who like quiet, getaway from it all holidays. An above ground plunge pool (4.6m diameter x 1m deep) available from the end of April to end of October, weather permitting. There is also a village swimming pool about a 4 minute walk away from the house. There is a charge of approx 3 - 4 euros per person.

We are 4 minutes walk from the village, where there are a couple of small supermarkets, two Spanish bars, 'The Kiosk', a hotel, and a fabulous restaurant, 15-20 minute easy stroll through village. Also an Indian restaurant about 8 minutes away by car.

We are a fully registered property with the Consejeria de Turismo. Our ultimate aim is to provide a restful holiday environment for our visitors. We live on-site, so should there be any problems or questions we are always on hand. We can suggest places to visit so that you make the most of your holiday in the Axarquia area of Malaga.

Tesorillo, (Little Treasure) our renovated farmhouse, is perfect for those who like quiet, getaway from it all holidays. An above ground plunge pool (4.6m diameter x 1m deep) available from the end of April to end of October, weather permitting. There is also a village swimming pool about a 4 minute walk away from the house. There is a charge of approx 3 - 4 euros per person.

We are 4 minutes walk from the village, where there are a couple of small supermarkets, two Spanish bars, 'The Kiosk', a hotel, and a fabulous restaurant, 15-20 minute easy stroll through village. Also an Indian restaurant about 8 minutes away by car. The nearest large supermarket is in Velez Malaga, approximately 20 minutes away, although the local village shops stock most things. There is also a bakers in the village, for fresh morning bread, open in the mornings. The Farmhouse is perfect for a get 'away from it all holiday', and we are sure you will agree and want to come back time and time again.

The area is very popular with walkers, golfers, and cyclists. Torre Del Mar beach, and the fishing port of Caleta are only 20/25 minutes away, and for the days you just HAVE to go shopping there is a large indoor shopping centre about 20 minutes away, with cinema, showing films in English each week.

There are Spanish markets and farmers markets on most days in the surrounding villages. There are many typical Spanish white villages nearby. We are certain you will not be bored!

These are our latest reviews. FIVE STARS Peace, Tranquility, Delightful

Left on Aug 16, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016

My wife and two children (17 and 11) spent a fantastic two weeks in the peace and tranquility of Tesorillo. Normal life in the UK is hectic / busy / frenetic etc etc etc... so these two weeks were just what the doctor ordered. We booked because of the Trip Advisor comments below and were not disappointed. We loved the peace, the place and the people. Carol and Gordon made excellent hosts and it was lovely to get to know them.

FIVE STARS..... July 2016 This property was a real gem. It was equipped with more than I had expected. The location was wonderful and the owners very friendly and helpful. Of particular note were the exacting instructions to the property from Malaga. Super holiday.

"FIVE STARS!! In our opinion the accommodation is located in a perfect tranquil spot with magnificent mountain views from the patio and raised garden. It's situated on the edge of the village allowing for an easy stroll to the local bars and restaurants. It's clean and comfortable with absolutely everything you need. Carol and Gordon are perfect hosts. They go the extra mile to make your stay special, and communication prior to our visit was 100%. Can't think of a better place to spend a relaxing break"

Come for a visit and add your 5*'s and views to our record.

Further details

**** PLEASE NOTE: PLUNGE POOL END APRIL TO END OCTOBER**** (weather permitting). The Pool area is up 9 steps.* Also there are some small steps down to both the bedrooms, which are approximately 6 inches in height. * A welcome pack can be supplied if requested, to include bread, butter, jam, juice, milk, eggs and wine/beer, at a cost of 12 euros. If anything extra is required (i.e. nappies, baby food) please request it when confirming booking. These will be at cost.

Further details indoors

Our two spacious bedrooms, one double one king (or possible to change king to twin beds), are furnished for a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. Both have built-in wardrobes, and wet rooms, so no problems with getting in and out of showers or baths!

Towels provided for shower use only.

Pool Towels available for hire at 5 euros a week each.

There are ceiling fans, gas fire and wall heaters, should they be necessary. (If cots/high chairs or other baby equipment are required these can be pre-booked at a nominal charge as they are obtained from a reputable source locally.) There are English Free View TV channels, and we also have a FREE WIFI connection. A CD player and a selection of music is also provided for your use, together with a dvd player and dvd's. There are also cards, board games. The kitchen has a full cooker and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, and everything else you may need for your self-catering holiday - but should we not have something you require - please ask.

We live on-site so if there are any problems these can be easily rectified. (THERE IS NOT A DISHWASHER OR WASHING MACHINE).

Further details outdoors

PLUNGE POOL!!! (4.6m x 1m) end April - end October (weather permitting). Outside there is the garden where the pool is situated, and a chilling out area for sunbathing, with a shade giving Pagoda. You have a private terrace by your accommodation, which is sunny most of the day, (although there is shade from the lemon and plum trees - please help yourselves!!), together with a table and chairs for alfresco dining, or just enjoying the last of the days rays with a glass of vino or two!. If you require a paddling pool for the children, please ask, we can get one for you at cost. Your hire car can be parked on the gated driveway, which is locked at night - you will have a key. For a change of scene the village swimming pool (only open June to mid September!) with a kiddies area, is about a 4 minute walk away, a fantastic place to meet the locals and have a chat, and is approx. 3/4 euros to get in. There is also a marvelous swimming pool at the 4* Vinuela Hotel, which is open to the public after 1.30pm, again approx. 3/4 euros to get in - there is a large grass area, and a kiddies splash pool. but be warned TAKE AN UMBRELLA, as there is very little shade. If you need to borrow an umbrella and we have one available, you are very welcome to borrow that.

Location description from owner

The Andalucia region

Come and visit the OTHER side of Spain. The region of Malaga is diverse, with mountains, sea and lakes. There are many walks in the National Park, Monte de Malaga, which is approximately 30 mins drive away. The whitewashed village of Comares (30km) is visable from the house, and is a lovely place to visit as it is mainly pedestrian. It is the highest village in Andalucia.

El Torcal, is a mountain range that has been erroded by the weather. It was once under sea level. It is about 45-60 minutes from the farmhouse and has been likened to the grand canyon - there is a visitor centre with lots of information, and on Saturday evenings in the Summer you can visit the telescope and see what is in the night skies.... a fantastic day out. Take a picnic - there are lots of places to stop on-route and on site, to take in the spectacular views.

The Caves at Nerja, (41KM) on the Eastern side, are also a good place to visit, and is well signposted from the Autovia. Ladies be warned - wear flat shoes!

Why not visit a Wolf Park, there is one near Antequera approximately 1 1/4 hr away, (64 KM). They live in a natural habitat and there are 4 different species you can see. They are not domesticated but are socialised, there is a tour you can go on with the owner round the various areas they live.

Malaga is approximately one hour away (49KM) but we would suggest catching the bus from Torre del Mar (24KM), as parking is bad in the City. There is a castle, port and a very good shopping centre, with plenty of places to stop for a drink and tapas.

The cities of Seville (225KM) 2 1/2 hours and Granada (106KM) 1 1/2 hour drive. Gibraltar is also a nice day out and is about 2 1/2 hours away.

From Torre del Mar you can get the bus into most of the local towns. There are many beaches in the area, with the best ones being in Torre del Mar and Nerja (Burriana).

If you want to know what the weather is like in the area please look at

Los Romanes

Tesorillo is ideally located for a quiet family get away from it all break, as well as bird watchers, walkers and bikers, with many tracks criss-crossing the area. Also it is lovely to relax after a hard day on the beach, in peace and quiet. As well as our own pool, we have a brand new village swimming pool, about 4 minute walk away.

Comares (30KM) is approximately 1 hour away, through the lovely countryside, can be seen from the house.This is the highest white village in Andalucia, and well worth a visit. The village itself is pedestrian, but the car park is free.

Marbella (112 KM) is about 1 1/2 hours drive away, and is a lovely place to 'people watch', tho be warned there are pickpockets there.

There are many fine restaurants/bars within a 15 minute drive, and one within a 5 minute walk. There is an excellent Indian Restaurant the other side of Los Romanes, (8 minute drive) which gets fantastic reviews. Between May and September there are lots of fiestas around the local villages (any excuse for a party!) and you may come across one during your stay. Definitely not to be missed! The Spanish have 26 Bank Holidays so they have the right idea we think!

You can fish at certain times of the year on Lake Vinuela but a license has to be obtained from the local town hall.

Velez Malaga, (17KM) is a working town, with a castle, and many churches to visit and is approximately 20 minutes away. There is also a great water park there open during the Summer. Wonderful fun for the kids!

Sea Life is another good day out, it is in Benalmadena, (82KM) about 1 1/4 hours away - we have some discount vouchers should you decide to visit there, please ask for one.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • 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 bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Smoking is allowed outside the house, but please be careful as we are in a high fire risk area, especially in the Summer.

Flexible check-in and out times, provided no-one else is booked in on same day.


About the owner

Carol H

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Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 May 2010. Located in Vinuela, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £400.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Mar 2017.


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Guest reviews

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“Peaceful Location”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2016

We stayed 10 nights whilst house hunting and Carol and Gordan (the owners) were very helpful and gave us good local knowledge. Even before we arrived Carol offered to get some groceries for us. The accommodation is well equipped and comfortable and within walking distance to a couple of bars and a good restaurant Venta el Charco (Miguel). The steak is to die for. There are 2 small grocery stores for milk, bread etc also within walking distance. There are plenty of home grown lemons for your gin and tonic!

Owner's reply: Dear Miniispud, thank you so much for your kind review. We enjoyed meeting the three of you. We hope you have survived all that house hunting, and we hope to welcome you back very soon. If you need any advice, you know where we are. Regards Carol and Gordon

“Relaxing stay in a beautiful location and with excelent hosts”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2015

Just returned from Tesorillo, Los Romanes and I cannot recommend it enough. Carol and Gordon could not have been more helpful or welcoming. We did a couple of local walks and for people who live in a flat coastal location they were challenging but the views were always worth the effort. Los Romanes is quiet but can throw a party! Lots of interesting local life and we were always greeted warmly. Local food was consistently very good as was the wine. Thanks again Carol and Gordon for a memorable time

Owner's reply: So pleased you both had a great time. We enjoyed meeting you too, and will do our best to make sure there is live music the next time you come!. Hope to see you again soon. Best Regards Carol and Gordon

“Relaxing Holiday”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2015

Wanted a relaxing holiday, lovely and quiet with a great seating area. The plunge pool is spot on for keeping cool. The advantage of this property is that it is 2 minutes walk from a few bars and a restaurant and tapas bars. In the past we have stopped in the middle of nowhere which is great but if you want to travel to visit places it takes ages. This property is 20 minutes to a bunch of places to visit. So a great compromise. Only issue for us is that we landed in a heatwave.... But not much we can do about that. Will come back again when it is cooler.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments about the pool etc. We are glad you had a good time, in spite of the very high 116 degrees we had here for your visit! As we said come back in Spring or Autumn and you will be able to do so much more. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Regards, Carol and Gordon

“Relaxed, friendly professionally run”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2015

We came to stay in Los Romanes for a friends wedding, Tesorillo really is as close to the village as stated, Carole and Gordon were very friendly and helpful , with lots of information of things to do in the area, but most of the time we probably wouldn't have known if they were there, it is a beautiful spot quiet and tranquil, the outdoor sunbathing and plunge pool area was lovely as was the annex which was also as spacious as it looks with two lovely bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, it really is a spectacularly beautiful area and I felt really lucky to have found such a great place to stay , well worth the money and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if I'm in the area again

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your great review. We are really pleased when guests enjoy themselves and are very happy with their choice of accommodation, at a very competitive price for the area. That is our primary aim, to allow people to enjoy the more tranquil side of Spain, and also for guests not to feel they have been taken advantage of. We hope to see you all again soon.

“Relaxing break with beautiful views.”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2014

The property was clean and comfortable, with everything that we needed. Windows had mesh covers so could be left open without worrying about mosquitos (although there weren't many around while we were there). The owners, Carol and Gordon, live in the attached property and were very welcoming and helpful. They were able to answer any queries and suggest places to visit. The property is set in the mountains, with beautiful views. We wanted a relaxing holiday, but with places of interest within easy reach, and this property fitted the bill perfectly. There is a good restaurant within walking distance (El Charco, known locally as Miguels), plus a further bar and restaurant which we didn't try ourselves, and there are also several other restaurants within a few minutes drive. We enjoyed just driving through the local countryside and villages, getting a feel for the "real Spain", but also made several trips a bit further afield. The caves at Nerja are amazing and a good option for inclement weather. We also visited Granada and walked round the grounds of the Alhambra Palace (if you want to go into the buildings themselves you need to book well in advance). El Torcal is an area of limestone rock formations, and is well worth a visit. We took the easy option walking route, which took about 45 minutes and provided lots of photo opportunities for natural rock sculptures. Another highlight of the holiday was the picturesque white village of Comares, set right on the top of a mountain. The views from the cemetery are stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Los Romanes and would highly recommend this property.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you had such a relaxing time. We look forward to seeing you soon Regards Carol and Gordon

“another great stay!”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2014

All just as nice as last year, but a shame that the pool was out of action, hopefully it will be fixed for next year. Still a beautiful quiet location, we are looking forward to returning.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review, and we apologise again for the pool being out of action, but there was nothing we could do until we had a new part from the UK. We do hope it didnt spoil your time here with us too much, and that we will be seeing you both again soon. We promise the pool will be ready for you to use whenever you come back. Regards C and G

“Beautiful setting”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2014

What a lovely location,nice and quiet but only a short 15 minute drive to some fabulous beaches and towns. Nerja in particular is a lovely town. The apartment was very clean and tidy with everything we needed, the owners were very helpful and had lots of local knowledge of things going on like markets which was good to know! There was a lovely swimming pool which was very clean and had sun loungers aswell. About a 45 minute drive from the airport which was very straight forward and sign posted well. All in all a beautiful area and we will be going back!

Owner's reply: Dear R and family, thank you so much for you fantastic review, which we hope will help others looking at our property, and perhaps thinking it is too far away from the coast! upside is the peace and quiet at the end of a busy day, especially with children, getting them chilled etc and ready for bed!. Glad you had a wonderful time here, in the village as well as the surrounding area, and we both look forward to welcoming you all back here soon.

“A relaxing get-away”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2014

We loved it at Tesorillo! It was our second holiday there and we would highly recommend it to others whether you have children or not. The views are stunning and the house/gardens are just perfect. The plunge pool is great and there are loungers for sun bathing and reading. We spent many lazy days on these loungers! The house is lovely and has everything you need plus there's a patio with table and chairs for evening meals. The village is a short walk away and has a pub and two small shops and the most amazing views. Our children love it there too - especially our son who likes the wi-fi and the plunge pool. All of our children loved the plunge pool and the relaxing environment. Carol and Gordon are wonderful as well and are very helpful and friendly. It really is the perfect relaxing Spanish mountain get-away.

Owner's reply: Thank you for such a great recommendation. We really appreciate it. we enjoyed seeing you and the children again, they are growing up fast. Hopefully see you in 2015.

“Quiet, relaxing and Spanish”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2014

On arrival the lemon tree on the small patio outside of the apartment was full of fruit. We were never without fresh lemon drinks throughout our stay. The sound of goat bells could be heard almost every night and the olive grove was only a dozen steps across the track. Hoopoe, Bee eaters, Sardinian warbler and Cuckoo were seen daily. In 30 degree heat the apartment stayed nice and cool. A well equipped and clean accommodation. An ideal location for exploring the fantastic Mountains of Malaga and Alfranate areas and beyond and only 20 mins to the Sea. Our hosts Carol and Gordon were very helpful and accommodating.

“A perfect setting with lemon tree!!”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2014

It was our first visit to the Vinuela area, we enjoyed every minute. Our stay at Tesorillo was everything we hoped for and more. The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you need. The guest terrace is private, equiped with table & chairs and the most beautiful lemon tree. Carol and Gordon are perfect hosts, very welcoming, friendly and a wealth of information and advice. The apartment is well situated and convenient for the village of Los Romanos,whose location and surrounding area is stunning, with the lake, mountains and pretty villages. We found it extremely relaxing, quiet and a perfect place to unwind. We hope to return in the near future. Thank you to Carol and Gordon for your hospitality and kindness, we look forward to seeing you again soon. H&T

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your first trip to mainland Spain - and that the apartment was up to scratch - we hope you see you both again very soon. G and C

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