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Casa Rafa, Competa/canillas De Albaida

Country house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Canillas de Albaida, Spain

From £551 per week

Country house to rent in Canillas de Albaida, Spain

Lovely private country house. Set within a leafy, quiet location with stunning views, secluded and tranquil.

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Country house overview - owner's description

The house is set in 1,5 acres of private ground planted of all sorts of trees. It is fenced so once you close the gate, there is a total privacy. No noise at all as it is minimum 150 meters to the road.

The closest village is CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA., it is just 300 meters away if you take a path that goes directly from the house to the village. The village has shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, chemist and a medical centre.

Then the nearest town is COMPETA, famous for its wine festival in August. It has much more wide choice of bars, restaurants, shops, etc. This one is 2,5 kilometers away and there is also a path if you prefer to walk.

The house was built in 2005 in the local typical spanish style. It has 2 bedrooms but very large as the house has 96 square meters and 30 meters terrace area.

Plenty of place to park the cars on the plot.

It is a 25 minutes drive to the beach of Algarrobo Costa

Checking in and out times are flexible and depending on bookings. No problem with late arrivals or early departures.

Ask for a quote for long stays in the spring, autumn and winter with enormous discounts.Use the house as a base to explore the area and decide whether to buy or rent long term in this beautiful and sunny part of the world.

The Villa has been comfortably furnished throughout with good quality furniture and all necessary electrical equipment, . Sun Beds and additional tables and chairs for eating al fresco. There is private parking on the plot .


This country house has 14 verified reviews.

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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here

Couple from Sedgefield, United Kingdom Sep 2017

Our holiday began with a fabulous welcome from the owner Rafael, who also proved to be a great help when we had to contact him during the week. The Villa is fabulous, a real gem set in lovely grounds with a wide variety of fruit trees, has views to die for over the hills. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, restful break, this is the place. Lots of space to lose yourself in the garden and a fabulous swimming pool, in which you can really swim, not just a plunge pool.

The villa is well equipped, very comfortable and spotlessly clean, we couldn't fault its decor and comfort levels.

The two villages close by, Competa and Canillas de Albaida were very traditionally Spanish but had a good range of shops. Canillas is an easy walk and Competa has a wonderful gelatto shop.

I hope that others who choose to stay at Casa Rafa have as good a holiday as we had. Thanks Rafael.

Couple from Sherborne, United Kingdom Sep 2017

We had a lovely two weeks in this villa. Beautiful views. Owner very helpful and accommodating with check in and check out. Would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing holiday.

Friends from Ashford, United Kingdom Jun 2017

Stayed here in June 2017 and had an absolutely fantastic holiday. We would highly recommend staying here and are looking to book another holiday here. Rafael was very accommodating and made you feel like you were old friends from the moment you met him. The pool is absolutely fantastic and spent many hours in it as the weather was exceptionally hot. Had many good evenings just chilling out and enjoying the tranquility. The only negative comment we have is that the shower temperature was very difficult to regulate, apart from that there is no other negative points. Made full use of the fresh oranges and lemons while here. Local taxi service was excellent and reasonably priced which meant we could all go out and no one had to drive. Competa is absolutely beautiful and must see visit to enjoy the local dining in any of the good restaurants.

Chris and Sarah Quigley

Reply from Rafael

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Quigley, thank you for the review and what Iam doing for the shower is to buy inmediately one of those with enormous jets, as this way I suppose it will partially make for the low pressure in the village. If this does not help to regulate properly the shower temperature, I will get the plummer to find a proper solution.
Thank you again so much.

Solo from London, United Kingdom May 2017

I was looking for somewhere very peaceful where I could enjoy complete solitude, whilst also being within easy reach of other people when I felt like socialising, or needed groceries or medical attention. Somewhere quiet, spacious, comfortable and secure, with its own pool, set in a beautiful rural location, with great views and lots of sunshine. Case Rafa was perfect for me. The property is not quaint or charming, but it's in excellent condition and everything is super clean, and very practical and well maintained. Also, due to its position, you can always find a hotter or cooler spot to sit in - a gentle breeze off the mountain, or completely sheltered, full sun or full or partial shade. The May/June climate was perfect for me with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid/high 20s to around 30 degrees and cooler nights. The photos are honest and representative (although there is quite a bit more land than there appears to be). And on this land grows a wonderful range of fruit and vegetables, which the owner, Raphael, generously invited me to help myself to. I was there for the last 2 weeks of May and the first week of June, during which time I feasted on oranges, lemons, medlars, avocados, cabbages, chard, carrots and garlic! The pool needs to be checked for pH levels, and have chlorine etc added as required. I was happy for Raphael to do this regularly each Saturday, and to add a couple of chlorine tablets myself mid week. It was good to know that the pool water was 100% safe and clean, quite apart from being so refreshing and enjoyable. The walk to the village is not long, but you need to sure footed if using the rural path - and I'd recommend trainer style footwear. There is quite a steep slope at the village end of the path. If you prefer to use the road, there is a steep drive, after which you're on the flat until you reach the village. Similar conditions re the walk to the nearby town of Competa. Taxis are also available, and a limited bus service. If you fancy a day at the seaside, or a day in Malaga, it's a direct, comfortable bus ride away. And you can take the bus from the road at the end of the drive. There are mountains nearby for walking and more serious hiking, and a horse riding centre too. Although peaceful, it was not silent. A local cockerel crowed randomly, there was a symphony of birdsong as a continuous soundtrack, and local dogs occasionally barked across the valley to one another. It is possible to hear the road - but there is not much traffic and it is far enough away to be non-intrusive, whilst close enough to be convenient. I enjoyed a deeply relaxing holiday in this gem of a place. Hope you do too.

Friends from Edinburgh, United Kingdom Oct 2016

We stayed for a week at this amazing villa. It had everything we needed and more. Rafael was very accommodating with our late check in and out at no extra cost. I have nothing negative to say about him or this place. In fact we will return as soon as we can. It's a must if you want a relaxing holiday. O and the pool is fab. So much outdoor space to enjoy. Thank you again Rafael

Family from Salisbury. Wiltshire., United Kingdom Sep 2015

I had an absolutely wonderful, relaxing 2 weeks at Casa Rafa...our party included myself, my daughter & her fiance and my 3yr old and the villa was perfect for each of us. Rafael was at the villa waiting to greet us on arrival, he was very welcoming and showed us around, giving us all the info we would need on surrounding areas and how to get there. The villa was very clean and spacious and has everything you need for a comfortable stay...a home from home. The views from the front of the property, where you are able to eat meals at the table, are absolutely stunning and you can see right across to the coastline. The pool is a good size and upkeep is easy once you get the hang of it. We had several bbqs with the equipment provided and there are fruit trees on the property with lemons, pomegranites, figs and nuts. We wanted something quiet, relaxing and private and we got all of this. There is a dirt path to Canillas... a 10min walk..which has bars/restaurants, small supermarket, tobacco shop, pharmacy and information centre and also a path (a bit more hilly and uneven) to Competa(20-30mins walk) which has more variety of shops and restaurants. We decided not to hire a car due to the narrow windy roads and used airport transfers which were reasonably priced, then used local taxis to travel to different villages incl Canillas, Competa, Sayalonga and Torre del Mar...taxis were very cheap and reliable. There is also a coach 3 X per day that goes from Canillas to several coastal areas as far as Malaga.
A beautiful villa set in a stunning, peaceful location providing everything you will need for total relaxation. Highly recommended and I am already planning another visit for next year.


This country house is:

19km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 150km from the nearest ski lift 500m from the nearest supermarket 60km from MALAGA AIRPORT 19km from BEACH ALGARROBO COSTA 500m from CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA 2.5km from COMPETA

Local activities

Boat hire 45km Climbing 15km Fishing 45km Golf 45km Horse riding 15km Sailling 45km Scuba diving 45km Skiing 150km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 35km Local food market 2.5km Museum 65km Night club 2.5km Shopping 500m Theatre 22km Theme park 22km Cinema 22km

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This country house is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a pool, a barbecue, outside lighting, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the country house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 20 June 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 25 June - 25 August 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 26 August - 31 August 2018: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 September 2018 - 25 August 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 26 August - 31 August 2019: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 September 2019 - 25 August 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 26 August - 31 August 2020: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 September 2020 - 31 May 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 May and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 60 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 30 September and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 90 days of the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 90 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 May and receive 5% off if the booking is for 10 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 June - 30 June and receive 5% off if the booking is for 10 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 October and receive 5% off if the booking is for 10 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 October and receive 25% off if the booking is for 15 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 October - 31 October and receive 40% off if the booking is for 30 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 November - 30 April and receive 60% off if the booking is for 3 months or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in living room, 1 cot


1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 8m x 4m, Depth 1.2m to 1.8m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning living rooms only, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

The Villa has been comfortably furnished throughout with good quality furniture and all necessary electrical equipment, . Sun Beds and additional tables and chairs for eating al fresco. There is private parking on the plot .


Average rating from 14 reviews

Private Owner From Toremolinos, Spain Member since Feb 2008

Hello, my name is Rafael and I have been renting the house for the past 8 years now on a short term basis .Book a week and see whether you like the area and surroundings to buy or rent long term. Special price for long term rentals could be offered in the spring, autumn and winter.

Past bookings: 37 bookings

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