I have been renting property in Spain, mainly on the coast ,since 1997, I now only look after property inland. I bought this villa to live in (eventually!) I love all aspects of rural Spain, though, still go to the coast for day trips. Having owned this villa since the birth of my daughter, (2003) we have encountered all sorts of problems, all of which I am pleased to help with. Be assured of assistance before, during and after your stay. If anything is not clear, please contact me. I hope you give this area a try, once you do, you may never go back to the coast. Thank you, Martyn

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We all had a really lovely time at Villa Jacqui. We really liked the simple, modern and uncluttered, decor (and the WiFi!) The pool and garden were beautiful, and not at all overlooked, with plenty of shade and sun. You do need a car but the supermarket 10min away is very well stocked. The views from just outside the villa of the mountains are gorgeous. The pizza restaurant across the driveway is very friendly and quiet, and only opens at weekends. We loved seeing bats and even a snake once. No mosquitoes hoorah! (But a few non-aggressive wasps.) Not at all touristy. Would recommend ‘Lobo Park’ close by but give the market in Villanueva de la Concepción a miss! - although the town itself nice for a little wander through pretty streets. The owner is very attentive and responsive to queries. Would definitely stay again.

Family from Barnet, United Kingdom

Reply from Martyn

Hi Karis, thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you and your family as renters and I look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future. Martyn

We had an excellent time at this property. The place is awesome,has swimming pool and an amazing garden with fresh vegetables which we used to cook for meals. Very friendly and helpful people around.definitely go there again. Recommended!!!

Large Group from Dewsbury, United Kingdom

We had a 9 night stay in August 2009, overall we were very satisfied with the property. The pool was nice and well taken care of (a little work is needed around the edges of the pool). The jacuzzi is now a frog pond and the sauna is not operational but that did not bother us as it was too hot to use either. The staff were great but did not speak english but we managed to get by. The meals were good but and we did expect Thai food during our stay - however a pre-selec ted menu would have been great as we had a couple of people who did not like really spicy food and seafood. They cooked 3 different main courses so we got by but it was touch and go for a couple of meals. The mattresses need replacing in some of the rooms, they were like sleeping on concrete. The master bedroom was nice but it would be good if mosquito nets could somehow be added to avoid having to close up the front of the room and spray. That also applies to the annex rooms. The internet connection was not the greatest but we got by with a little patience. The usb cable were a little rusted but still worked. You have to bring your own lap top though as there is no computer in the house but we knew that and were prepared. Air conditioning is only in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms but there was enough of a sea breeze to cool the living areas and master bedroom. It was easy to arrange day trips and the boats, drivers were all on time. When the tide was out the long boats were unable to dro p us off at the villa but dro pped us at the next beach over, we were most impressed when the 3 staff walked around the rocks (carrying our wave walker shoes) to meet us and help us carry our purchases back over the rocks to the villa. Overall, it was a good stay and I would stay there again but I would hesitate to say the stay was a "luxury" stay. The furniture is tired and frayed and some exterior painting is needed. The bathrooms were fine. Some boards games on site would have been good. Good value for money, great location and fantastic views, very friendly and helpful staff but not a 5 star standard.

From Leicester, United Kingdom

Reply from Martyn

Due to the logistics of transporting provisions to our location we are unable to offer a choice of dishes from a menu but we do try to accommodate a range of tastes by providing a variety of main course dishes (at least 3). We will endeavour to meet individual tastes (such as vegetarian) if these are notified to us at the time of booking. Most rental villas are, of course, "self catering" and unstaffed. We try to enhance the pleasure of your stay by providing the services of staff and meals at no additional cost.
The matresses are "Sealy Posturepedic" (see internet reviews) which are of high quality and designed for healthy rest but may be found to be too firm if one is used to sleeping on a "soft" matress offering less support. Again, this is a matter of personal preference.
We have made bookings during the month of September unavailable to enable us to carry out some necessary re-decoration, renovation and replacement of worn items.

Dear fellow villa - renters We enjoyed our 2 week holiday in Spain over the Xmas and New Year very much. Our expectations were exceeded overall, the villa and area were excellent value for money and I will be recommending the holiday to friends. Martyn did all he could to make our stay comfortable even going so far as to buy an extra high chair and travel cot for our twin babies and leaving a decorated Christmas tree for us. He gave us great ideas of places to go and visit and coupled with the equally helpful Christabal in Spain (the maintenance man) we were very well looked after indeed. The villa itself was lovely, comfortable and homely, with all the modern appliances we needed and safely gated for our babies. Our elder daughter also loved feeding the chickens and rabbits in the garden and we all tucked into the fresh bread and cakes that were delivered daily. The villa is in a beautiful part of Spain, we really enjoyed the mountains, relaxed way of life and friendly people, and went for many walks around and about in the El Torcal Park and villages. We also explored a lot of Andalusia and got out to day trips to Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Malaga and more besides. We were lucky with the weather at this time of year too. After a rainy start, it was sunny every day and always at least 15 degrees. Thanks again Martyn for a great trip! Christine, Paul & Family.

From Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom


eventhough the property is a little isolated it just means you are in the real spain.the house is better than the pictures suggest and we loved it.el torcal is fascinating and antequera has the history and the shops.martin's advice on restaurants and the local area were spot on and we hope to go back again.

From ireland


Owner very helpful with information before hand via phone/ email, and made sure we felt able to contact if encessary. Very clean and well looked after. Beautiful views and very quiet loaction. Groundsman made his presence known and equally keen to make sure he could be of help. Thanks very much! Water pressure poor but we we were told this before.

From Yorkshire