Casa Jessica

Property number 130425
3 bedroom village house listed by 9 Arches Andaluciacontact owner
Sleeps 6 · 3 bedrooms · 3 bathrooms
9 Arches Andalucia

A three bedroomed modern townhouse with a large pool, air-conditioning/heating, wifi, private parking, large sun terrace, open aspects at the front, situated on the edge of the village.

Experienced owner
Owner has been accepting bookings since 2003
No service fees
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Local amenities on your doorstep
Less than 500m to bars, restaurants and shops
Village house overview

Casa Jessica is a modern townhouse with a large communal pool, air-conditioning, heating, wifi internet. It is conveniently located on the edge of Villanueva De La Concepcion, and is 35 minutes from Malaga Airport. The house is 125m2. It sleeps 6, and has three bedrooms. The house overlooks open ground at the front. It is on a small urbanisation, which features a 11m x 5m swimming pool, sited in the community area for the exclusive use of the twelve houses surrounding this area. Of these twelve, Casa Jessica is the only holiday rental home: consequently, the pool has light use. There is a private parking space for two cars at the front of the house.

Downstairs there is a living room with a dining area, a fitted kitchen, a toilet and wash basin, and a utility room.

Outside there is a 40m2 patio with outdoor furniture, and a retractable sunshade; the patio overlooks the community area. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, the main one with an ensuite bathroom, and there is a family bathroom.

Electricity: guests pay in cash for the electricity which they use during their stay at Casa Jessica at the same rate we are charged by the utility company: £0.23/€0,27 per unit (kwh). Damage Deposit: we require a damage deposit of £250/€300 in cash returnable at the end of the rental period on condition that the property is left in good and clean condition and anything lost or damaged during your stay has been paid for..
Tv: Spanish tv; IPTV: there might be an Amazon Firestick available.
Contact the owner if you want UK tv.
Our guests, who have stayed in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring, spend time on the terrace in mild, sunny weather; they appreciate being within five minutes on foot from shops and restaurants in a lovely, friendly village; they use Casa Jessica as a convenient base to visit the many cultural attractions etc. of Andalucia, such as Alhambra Palace and the Mezquita. The village of Villanueva De La Concepción is a lovely, friendly, safe place where guests may enjoy the lively, festive traditions of a typically vibrant Andalucian village. Within short walking distances there are traditional bars, restaurants, supermarkets, and shops. El Torcal National Park, with its unique natural limestone sculptures and various walking routes, lies above Villanueva and is 10 minutes away by car. Beyond El Torcal the beautiful historic town of Antequera with its many ancient churches, distinctive architecture and prehistoric caves is a 25 minute car journey from Villanueva. El Chorro Gorge, Cordoba, the White Towns, Seville, Granada and Gibraltar are day trips by car. Malaga and Malaga Airport are approximately 45 minutes by car and the drive to Costa Del Sol resorts takes about one hour. Here are just a few of the places and activities, which guests staying at Casa Jessica have enjoyed. These are the shortest excursions from Villanueva De La Concepcion, and do not get much of a mention in the two best standard guide books, Rough Guide To Andalucia & The Lonely Planet: Andalucia, which the owner will loan to you to help you to decide where to go and what to do:-

El Torcal (15 minutes away by car): amazing natural limestone sculptures, viewpoint, two well signposted circular walks, visitors' centre, bar/restaurant.

Antequera: (25 mnutes by car) castle, many old churches, atmospheric cobbled streets, the safest town in Andalucia. Have a drink in El Mirador bar, situated on the road from Villanueva to Antequera, and sit on their back terrace and view the town. Then drive down through the old part, park (not usually so difficult), and wander about soaking in the atmosphere.

Malaga: (45 minutes by car) tapas bars (El Pimpli and many more) in the old part around the cathedral, a choice of restaurants, Picasso museum, a lovely cinema showing latest films in English for 5 Euros admission, the Alcazabar, shopping. Park in one of the many underground carparks, then enjoy exploring the city centre.

El Palo & Pedregalego: fishing villages, just to the East of Malaga:the seaside which is not so much frequented by British and other foreign tourists; many pleasant bars and fish restaurants along a traditional sea front, including the famous El Tintero plate restaurant at the East end of El Palo.

The near deserted undeveloped, unspoilt beach to the East of Torremolinos: wonderful good value chiringuitos (beach cafes on the beach) serving fresh fish and other good simple food; frequented by nude bathers.

Torremolinos: some very good, reasonably priced restaurants and two great cake shops on Calle San Miguel, and the beach is good. Try also the Carihuela to the West of the town.

Ski: Sierra Nevada resort is about 90 minutes away by car. Villanueva De La Concepción. An expat's view:- “Why Villanueva De La Concepción? I've stepped back in time to when dad was a lad:- I can't smell the Hovis baking, but I think I know nearly everyone. I can park almost anywhere I like, and leave it unlocked… A good friend hasn't locked his front door for the last 10 years, and now can't find his key… I went in a shop once, and Nicolas, the owner, chased me up the street, as I'd left the Serrano ham on the counter. I have owed the man in the Moto shop 10 Euros since last year… Visitors keep coming back to check us out. My daughter-in-law, and several others, keep in touch with what's going on in “Concepcion” through Face Book. Tom, the owner of Xebar, our “English bar”, keeps them regularly informed… Last week we had our feria: it started with rock night and free beer in the bottom square. I got caught up in a parade: children wearing satirical papier-mache heads: I recognised the mayor among other local celebrities. Friday night saw the local flamenco classes performing, followed by an exceptional performance by a professional troupe. Earlier in the day the Ruta De Tapas: 13 bars and 13 tapas… As a student in the 60's we did the King Street Run, which was a pint in all 8 pubs, and a commemorative tie for those who completed the Run… By six o'clock the streets filled with groups of cheerful inebriates, many in fancy dress: the reward nowadays is a commemorative Tee shirt… There were two bull fights: the real and the silly: the latter when our local frustrated toreadors dress up and “fight” little bulls; other local heroes rush into the arena, as stretcher bearers, or as priests to deliver the last rites… In the winter our mayor laid on rock bands, live music, in our bars… What else? There are several great places to eat and drink, including Rincon De La Villa and Bar Torfa. Our local mountain, El Torcal, is from another planet with its limestone sculptures. Antequera, our nearest big town, the safest place in Andalucia, is a heritage centre, that hosts a free Blues Festival in July: late night atmospheric blues music high above the town in Plaza Santa Maria. Our nearest city, Malaga, has it all: the Picasso Museum, excellent restaurants, tapas bars, fishing villages.”

Spanish language: tuition in basic Spanish.

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 double bed with ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Other beds
1 cot
Facilities
3 bathrooms including 1 ensuite
WiFi
Air conditioning throughout the property
Shared gated pool
Balcony / terrace
TV
Parking
Barbecue
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Location
Car hire
Recommended - Some shops, bars and restaurants are within a 15 minute walk
Nearby places
Nearest beach 39km
Nearest supermarket 500m
Nearest bar 100m
Nearest Restaurant 100m
Malaga Airport 49.4km
Sevilla 188km
Gibraltar 169km
Antequera 18km
Granada 103km
Marbella 85km
Cordoba 137km
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Access
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Suitability
Children welcome
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets allowed
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Listed by 9 Arches Andalucia
Private owner from Spain · Joined in 2003
Average rating from 6 reviews
9 Arches Andalucia
I live very happily with my wife, Nalini, in Santa Maria Del Cerro, near the village of Villanueva De La Concepcion. I was teaching in England, and Nalini was an HMI, when this life journey began for us townies in 1999. We bought land, a green field plot on a hillside, and decided where to site our house on the land, and what it would be like. Later we also bought two rental properties, to realise the dream of working for ourselves in our chosen environment. Without intruding on our guests' privacy, we like to impart our enthusiasm for what we value and appreciate in our life here in rural Andalucia. We try to imbibe the culture of this people, inasmuch as a foreigner can gain an insight. For the most part we like the local people we meet for their warmth, their self-possession, and their unpretentious charm. To relax I explore the villages, towns, cities and countryside of Spain. I enjoy eating out with friends and family. We entertain our children and grandchildren here. The beauty of nature and the climate encourage, and enable us, to spend time working and relaxing outdoors. Life here, which is so different from what we were used to in England, continues to please and satisfy us: we are still “on holiday” every day. Nalini is a practising artist, who is inspired as a result of what she experiences here in Andalucia. When I visit England, I am conscious of missing what I leave behind here, such as the bright light and space – as in wide open spaces, as in enough space to park ten cars; as in having space in the day to talk to my neighbours. Here I relax, and enjoy the simple pleasures of driving into the village, the first view of the Torcal a few minutes into the journey, or going round the Torcal, and later the view of the castle on the approach to Antequera. Here, I, the boy from the East End of London, know that I have come a long way, as I gaze across the swimming pool at distant mountains, but I also enjoy days out with family and friends down on the coast.
Past bookings: 39 bookings
Response rate: 75%
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