Spain Villa El Olivo
Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Alcaucín, Spain
From £642 per week
Villa to rent in Alcaucín, Spain
Tranquil, delightful, 3 bedroom Villa with private pool and grounds, stunning mountain and lake views. Close to local villages, beaches and golf. Perfect for that relaxing, chill out time in the sun !
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Villa overview - owner's description
This beautiful 3 bedroom villa is located near the popular village of Alcaucin in Andalucía, Spain. A haven of tranquillity, this spacious, light and airy villa is designed over two levels : the upper floor has a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, utility room with automatic washing machine, lounge with TV and DVD/ CD Player, open fireplace and door leading onto a large terrace with stunning views. There is also an entrance hall and marble staircase that leads down to the lower ground floor. A double bedroom with its own private terrace enjoying those spectacular views, just right for that relaxing morning coffee, completes the upper floor.
The terrace has dining furniture and enjoys a sweeping panorama of Alcaucin and the valley to Lake Viñuela; a perfect place for alfresco dining, enjoying a cocktail whilst watching the sun set over the dappled white villages, or simply star gazing on a balmy summer night.
The large lower ground floor has a bathroom and two further double/ twin bedrooms, one with patio doors leading to the private garden and pool area. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and air conditioning and the lounge and kitchen have ceiling fans.
Outside there is a large, private garden area with colourful borders that blend perfectly with mother nature, heating swimming pool (8m x 4m) and sun loungers / tables where you can relax in total privacy and soak up the sun! The villa and grounds are completely fenced and gated, there is a large driveway for several cars and the only things to disturb you are the birds and butterflies.
This is a non-smoking property, although ashtrays are provided for smoking externally on the large terrace.
Mobile and Internet devices work well at El Olivo. There are excellent Mobile and Internet connections available within the Villa to those who have European Roaming Packages or free Wifi.
The two nearby villages of Alcaucin and Puente don Manuel offer plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and local facilities and there are numerous activities in the Alcaucin area where you can enjoy a full range of outdoor activities, picnics and water sports. The beach and golf facilities are within a 20 minute drive.
Just fifty five minutes from Malaga Airport, the Villa is perfectly located for exploring the real Andalucía, yet within easy reach of the coast with its popular beaches and golfing facilities. Two villages, Alcaucin and Puente Don Manuel are within 3 kms. of the property offering local shops, including a butcher and baker, bars and restaurants both Spanish and English, banks, post office, beauty salon and chemists. There are numerous activities in the Alcaucin area. You can reach the natural park 'El Alcazar' and Lake Viñuela within 5 minutes. There you can enjoy walking, horse riding, cycling and fishing, also numerous beautiful picnic spots and the local Pueblos Blancos are charming, giving a true insight into rural life in Andalucía.
Within 20 minutes drive of El Olivo you arrive at the coastal resort of Torre Del Mar with its long sandy beaches, promenade, restaurants and bars. The nearby water theme park of Aqua Velez and other activities such as indoor ten pin bowling, go – karting and cinema complex offer entertainment and if you fancy some retail therapy there is a large shopping complex at El Ingenio with shops such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti and the hypermarket Eroski.
Caletta de Velez, a charming fishing village with its own Golf Course, Baviera, is adjacent to Torre Del Mar and just a further ten minutes away from Torre you will find the charming and much photographed Pueblo Blanco of Frigiliana, the Nerja caves and many cosmopolitan beaches such as Burriana.
Historic cities of Cordoba, which is packed with unusual Moorish and Christian architecture and a truly stunning Cathedral, and Granada with its magical Alhambra Palace are some 90 minutes drive away. Take the opposite direction from the Villa and 90 minutes will bring you to the costal luxurious resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus. If you want to go a little further afield, Seville, the vibrant, artistic and cultural capital of Andalucía is just two hours drive from the villa, as is Gibraltar, with its famous Barbary Monkeys and magical history that has evolved from its strategic location at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula,
This villa has 9 verified reviews.
8 out of 9 people recommend staying here
The location was fantastic, it was truly beautiful, peaceful and quiet. All the rooms were spacious and the pool was great. A good selection of books to read and DVD'S were avaialble in many langues. The local area and shops and restaurants offered great food and value. Now to the bits we felt could have been improved upon. I) NO B-B-Q in garden - this the first villa we have stayed in without this facility. (i know not listed but still missed) The beds could have better quality mattresses (not just the ones that go on top, and the airon in bedrooms could have been more efficient. Clear instructions how to use the tv sat dvd could have been provided as we never found english speaking television, and a lot of trail and error was needed to get the thing working (but watching only some world cup matches wasn't a disaster). I would also would have liked to have found a guest book so we could have looked at places to eat or visit others experiences have found useful, a week is not a long time so anything that helps is very useful, (again a book like this we usually find everywhere).
We did not hear from the owner either before during or after our holiday to say thank you or wish us well, we did not see anything of his local management person (although we had his number should we need any help) again a quick hello "is everything ok?) type visit would have been nice.
Having worked and managed in service industries all my life i can say that a friendly welcome and a "thank you" to my customers goes a long way, and was sadly missed.
Would we return? for the location peace and quiet, and fantastic value for money the area offers on balance we think we would, and i hope the owner could put a few simple things that cost very little, to make an very good holiday great!
The location of the villa was amazing with stunning views. We had asked to arrive early, which was confirmed, but the villa wasn't ready for us, so we left our cases and went out for lunch and do some shopping. We were disappointed with the overall cleaning of the villa, as the villa wasn't thoroughly cleaned, although upstairs the cleaning wasn't too bad. There was dust and cobwebs around the edges of the flooring one bathroom bin had an old sweet stuck inside and was crawling with ants, so I soaked and cleaned this myself. The general cleanliness downstairs was poor, my daughter cleaned the bath before she used it and there were cobwebs on the stairs, as well as dust and dead insects on the wall by the stairs! We couldn't use the upstairs shower, as the water was dribbling out of the shower head, so the 4 of us used the downstairs shower. The terrace furniture looked greasy and dirty on the arms and the table on the poolside had cigarette butts dotted around and underneath it. The gravel around the pool wasn't ideal and had a number of weeds growing through it. It is such a shame because it is a lovely villa in a beautiful location, but the cleanliness was poor and it looks like it needs a bit of TLC!
We have just returned from a week staying at El Olivo and have had the most amazing time. The villa and views were stunning - more beautiful than the photos can show. The villa was very well equipped and suited our family needs.
There is a local bakery and a couple of small convenience stores locally and a Lidl and large supermarket / shopping centre a little further away. We found a nice restaurant in Torre Del Mar and visited other local towns and villages - Comares is particularly beautiful with fantastic views across the region. We also had a good day at Aquavelis, a local water park. Sitting on the terrace, relaxing with a glass of wine, looking out on the stunning views was a real treat, listening to the goat''s bells from further down the valley. A great holiday, would thoroughly recommend.
A nice villa in a nice area. Access not too bad given the location of the villa. Good overall facilities but garden parasols need renewing. Only slight down side was the noisey local dogs morning and evening
We had a fabulous time at this villa. We did not expect it to be as good as it sounded on the listing but it turned out to be better. Communication with the owner before arrival was fantastic, the clickstay staff were so helpful and once there Tony was brilliant! Alcaucín is a beautiful little town the meal we had there was amazing and we also found local kayaking, quad bikes, shooting and go carts so lots of fun for the men/teenagers combined with the quiet and secluded location of the villa itself where the only noise comes from the local sheep! El ingenio shopping centre has lots of fab shops and the eroski supermarket within has everything you could possibly need. The villa itself was lovely with everything we needed, there was even enough food to rustle up a pasta meal for us all when we arrived late at night and starving, thanks to the previous renters. My only concern was the stairs with a very curious 23 month old. We loved our stay and hope to book again soon.
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Outside this villa in Alcaucín, SpainThis villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.
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Updated 22 June 2018
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£21.94 per week, paid with booking
£8.78 per week, paid with booking
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's
Private pool with electric heating, Size 9m x 4m, Depth 1.6m to 1.8m
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Local
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
The flat, pool -side area has been designed for sunbathing and enjoying the landscaped garden areas which have an abundance of local flowers such as Bougainvillea and Lantarna. There are sun loungers, tables, parasols and pool inflatables available for you to relax and chill out. The remainder of the grounds are as nature intended and are undeveloped to blend in with the charming Andalucían countryside. Whilst the property is suitable for elderly persons, it is not suitable for anyone who is infirm.
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