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Blown away - This holiday was the best experience my wife and I have had in Spain ever. As seasoned travellers to Spain and having lived in Spain we thought we knew what to expect, how wrong we were, it was above and beyond all expectations. Where to start. Let’s start with the owners who without them this experience would not be possible. Jane and Luc were perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble, the plunge pool was cleaned daily early in the mornings, they were on hand if you had any issues as they live next door yet you could go for days without seeing anyone. Jane, Luc thank you. The journey to Casa de Pepe was an hour from the airport 70% on Duel carriageway and A roads the climb into the mountain was thrilling, my wife has a different words for it but she does have a problem with heights. Casa de Pepe is pinned on google maps so a smart phone will take you to the door, however my phone stopped working luckily I had printed of the route beforehand with my wife navigating we got to within 100yds before we had to make the phone call!... The property its self was fantastic with plenty of room with all the facilities you needed, everything was in working order and clean, with two outstanding sun terraces and one shaded area it was perfect to take in the breath taking views that seemed to change every morning. The plunge pool was more than enough to cool off as temperatures touched 50° and the water temperature hovered between 24° and 28°. It made that evening dip with a glass of something rather special too. We had fresh bread delivered every day and fresh fish three times a week, some of the freshest sardines and squid you will ever likely to eat. When we did venture to the local village of Comares it’s was so clean and well kept, and not as touristy as other Moorish villages we had visited. I could go on and on but you should go and visit to find your real Spain experience.
Mon séjour était à la hauteur de mes attentes. Jolie maison au milieu de la compagne andalouse. Propriétaire très aimable et paysage fantastique surtout la nuit.
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My stay was up to my expectations. Pretty house in the middle of the Andalusian companion. Very friendly owner and fantastic scenery especially at night.
Choose Casa de Pepe if you like a quiet house situated in a beautiful landscape. The view from the house is simply stunning and the owners are kind and helpfull. We got a very pleasant and comfortable stay and do look forward to a longer sta next time!
La casa tiene todo lo que se necesita para estar a gusto , limpio y en perfecto estado.El sitio es precioso,tranquilo y con unas vistas espectaculares.Sus dueños,Jane y Luc,son encantadores y amables,te ayudan en lo que les pidas.Hemos pasado una semana muy bonita.Gracias,Jane y Luc.
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The house has everything you need to be comfortable, clean and in perfect condition. The place is beautiful, peaceful and with spectacular views. Its owners, Jane and Luc, are lovely and friendly, they help you in whatever you ask them We've had a very nice week. Thank you, Jane and Luc.
We had a very nice stay at the house (Casa de Pepe) of Jane and Luc, very kind people! They have helped us a lot, before and during our stay. We didn't have a car, which is not a problem if you like hiking. A walk to Comares takes about 40 minutes. Jane helped us a lot by sending information about bus and taxi. She reacted promptly on messages sent to her. The view from the house is spectacular, you can see all the small villages in the valley and you can see the sea in the distance. Beautiful! There are two terraces, one with a small round swimming pool. The house is cosy with two bed rooms and one sofa bed in the living room. Comares is a lovely village, with white houses and small streets, beautiful views. The village has many characteristics of ancient Arabic times, beautiful! There is one small supermarket and a small bakery and some bars/restaurants. The swimming pool of the municipality is well maintained. As we didn't have a car and were six persons, we made use of the services of the local taxi company of Antonio. He is a very kind man who has a good taxi bus for 6-7 persons. Trip to Málaga Airport takes one hour. Near the house (5 min. walk) is also a busstop to Málaga. It was a pleasure to be at Casa de Pepe!
The house was absolutely perfect for the last two days of our holiday, being about an hour from Malaga airport. The views are stunning and there are two terraces to enjoy the views from. There's a table for dining as well as loungers on each terrace and a small pool to cool off in. There's plenty of room inside, a well equiped kichen and dining room downstairs with the living room leading out to the wonderful terrace upstairs. Jane and Luke were great hosts, fun to chat with and nothing was any trouble. There was loads of info about the area in the house but Jane and Luke, who live next door, were on hand with additional advice and directions if necessary. Comares ( about 5 mins drive away) is a stunning village perched on top of a rocky outcrop - amazing views. There is a small supermarket there which has everything you are likely to need.
Luc y jane, nos recibieron en su bonita casa rodeade de naturaleza y con vistas inmejorables. La comunicacion fue muy buena. Si bien la hora de entrada es a las 14 hs fueron tan amables de dejarnos llegar antes para aprovechar mas el dia. Muchas gracias
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Luc and Jane, greeted us in their beautiful house surrounded by nature and with unbeatable views. The communication was very good. Although the hour of entry is at 2:00 pm they were so kind to let us arrive earlier to take advantage of the day. Thank you very much
Una estancia genial, por lo maravilloso del entorno un auténtico vergel rodeado de olivos, aguacates y flores. La casa tiene unas inmejorables vistas del valle y está perfectamente acondicionada por Jane y su marido, una pareja encantadora y atenta a todo lo que necesitamos. Para repetir, sin duda.
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A great stay, for the wonderful surroundings an authentic garden surrounded by olive trees, avocados and flowers. The house has an unbeatable view of the valley and is perfectly arranged by Jane and her husband, a lovely couple and attentive to everything we need. To repeat, without a doubt.
I and my firends really enjoyed staying at this beautiful house. It was a comfortable house with everything you may need. Jane and Luc were so friendly. The house in a great spot to relax and enjoy a really nice view. Totally recommended.
Lo prometido es deuda, así que aprovechando el puente del Día de Andalucía, volvimos a Casa de Pepe después de la maravillosa primera estancia que pudimos disfrutar... y esta vez fue todavía mejor. Contar con un día más para relajarnos tuvo mucho que ver, pero sobre todo el tiempo, el buen tiempo, que nos invitó a aprovechar las zonas exteriores de la casa, todo un extra que para verano viene genial. Y atentos a la futura piscina. Sin duda, repetiremos una vez más, y estoy seguro de que varias. ¡Ah! Y el trato por parte de Jane y Luc sigue siendo excepcional, de lo mejor de la visita. ¡Muchas gracias por otro estupendo fin de semana en Casa de Pepe!
Perfect location away from it all. We were made to feel very welcome. We especially enjoyed the views, the log fire and the wonderful circular walk of the neighbourhood. Many thanks.
This is a lovely place away from it all. Very nice view and we loved the birds sounds. If you can, do get up early to see the sunrise, spectacular. The place is a part of an old farm, specially downstairs you can still see the features of that. Upstairs is a spacious living room with another terrace with stunning views. A number of steps to get to the bedrooms and a step to get to the kitchen. If that is difficult for you than maybe reconsider but the whole area is steep up and down and steps so maybe even visiting this area then might be not such a good idea unless you just go sightseeing by car. The house is equiped with enough blankets so even in winter time no need to get cold. There is even an electric blanket should you need it. In this area many of the smaller roads are very steep and narrow. So also the road that leads to this house. For us not a problem but if you are not confident in driving it might be a challenge. This is a good place if you want a quiet, peacefull place in an area where you can go and explore the surroundings. Comares is close by, worth a visit but even just a drive in the Malaga direction through the mountains gives you breathtaking views. Enough good restaurants in the area. Table Mountain for example, nice people and good food. But also in Torre del Mar, La Bella Torrino. Very good Italian food and not even that expensive. The drive to Torre del Mar is also very nice. Wide beaches there and clean although we were there in February so not exactly high season for beach tourism but lovely for a walk on the beach. So in all a good choice !
Casa de Pepe ha sido una de las mejores casas rurales que hemos visitado. Una zona tranquila y una vivienda acogedora, bonita y equipada con todo lo necesario para que a nadie le falte de nada durante su estancia. Además, es una casa grande, de dos pisos, provista de una chimenea que hace las delicias de los visitantes, especialmente en meses fríos. Todo los electrodomésticos funcionan a la perfección, no hace falta salir de la vivienda para nada, posee unas vistas magníficas, el tiempo siempre acompaña a pesar del frío y los dueños son encantadores, amables, comunicativos y atentos. Casa de Pepe es de diez.
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Casa de Pepe has been one of the best country houses we have visited. A quiet area and a cozy, beautiful and equipped with everything you need so that no one is missing anything during your stay. In addition, it is a large, two-storey house, furnished with a fireplace that delights visitors, especially in cold months. All the appliances work perfectly, there is no need to leave the house for nothing, it has magnificent views, the weather always accompanies despite the cold and the owners are charming, friendly, communicative and attentive. Casa de Pepe is ten.
I cannot thank Jane and Luc enough for their hospitality during my three days at their guest house. A perfect retreat to relax and take in the breathtaking views that Spain never fails to deliver. It did not stop there in the evening it is a star gazers paradise I spent so long marveling at the the different constellations I went to bed with a bit of a sore neck ! no wonder Luc has a telescope :)
On arrival at Casa de Pepe you are under no illusion that you are in the real Spain, surrounded with mountains full of olive trees and grape vines with just just the sound of birds and the odd tractor for your soundtrack I was looking forward to chilling out and drinking some good rioja. The guest house is very comfortable with a Choice of a double bedroom or twin as well as the upstairs sofa bed as I was travelling on my own I of course opted for the double :) there is a few steep steps up to the bedroom from the dining room so not great if you are not able bodied but very comfortable and private all the same.
The kitchen has everything you need including a dishwasher, washing machine, and the usual cooker fridge etc and all pots and pans making it a very practical self catering holiday. The thing that hits you the most are the stunning views from both terraces to wake up to these unobstructed views each morning is worth the nightly fee on its own let alone the pool and the tranquility.
I hired a car from Malaga airport and it took me a leisurely 1 hr and 15 mins to get to the nearby village of Comares A delightful old town steeped in history I spent most of my second day here. Once arrived Luc met me and guided me down to the guest house which is 10 mins from the center. The welcome pack including beer was much appreciated and I quickly settled in to my accommodation.You do need to be friendly as they greeted us upon my arrival fortunately I love dogs and each one is adorable and wanted to make room in my suitcase for at least one. The guest house is quite private and safe and you are left alone to do your own thing but if you need anything at all Jane and Luc are on hand to help. Overall an excellent stay and will definitely be going back. Thank you Jane and luc for a lovely stay see you soon,
Amazing views, truly relaxing. Owners were very welcoming, 5 star service. Accommodation was lovely. Would definitely recommend. Will be going back as soon as I can.
Absolut erholsamer Aufenthalt in einem tollen Haus. Wir haben die Ruhe und die Aussicht sehr genossen. Auch ist das Haus gut als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge geeignet. Die Gastgeber sind absolute spitze.
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Absolutely relaxing stay in a great house. We enjoyed the peace and the view very much. Also the house is well suited as a starting point for excursions. The hosts are absolutely great.
Ha sido un retiro de la rutina perfecto en un ambiente de tranquilidad. Muy bueno el detalle de piscina con vistas. Lo recomiendo a cualquiera que quiera relajarse o pasarlo bien entre los suyos.
Booked Casa De Pepe for 2 weeks mainly to relax and celebrate my 50th birthday with my husband an a couple of friends. Jane and Luc are an amazing couple who cant do enough for you. Before we arrived at Casa De Pepe, we phoned Jane for the best place to get some shopping she gave us directions to the local supermarket in Velez Malaga. Upon arrival we phoned and Luc met us at the top of the road to follow him down to the house.
They had left us provisions in the fridge, eggs, cold meat, milk, butter, fresh orange, tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, soap powder, washing up liquid, not forgetting the bowl of delicious cherries too! Luc even went to the supermarket for us on the first night as we ran out of wine. Thanks Luc.
The house is fantastic with everything you need.
Double bedroom is a reasonable size with chest of drawers and double wardrobe and a welcomed fan, although the farmhouse is cooler than outside, we did feel we needed the fan after all we were there end of July beginning Aug. Twin room also with double wardrobe.
Living room upstairs via stair off the dining room or up the outside stair leading to the outside balcony with sunbeds and dining table. There is a tv with videos, wii, books and lots more, we never used the lounge we sat mostly outside downstairs.
Dining room with large dresser stocked well with plenty glasses cups etc. Information table with all the local information you might need, if not Jane and Luc are always on hand for any questions you might have. There is also a safe, but we never felt the need to use it we felt confident that our belongings were safe enough.
Kitchen is not overly large but it had all the requirements needed for your holiday, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle toaster, fridge freezer, all utensils, etc.
Homemade birthday cake from Jane and Luc a bottle of Cava and a card for my birthday, what a thoughtful thing.
All in all think this place has to have been one of the most relaxing and chilled out places I have ever been. Without a doubt we will be back and also be recommending to friends.
Plunge pool excellent relief when we got too hot, most days the temperature in the pool was 30-35°C
I would like to take this opportunity to wish Jane & Luc all the best with their business as they continue to work hard.
We spent a very pleasant and quite weekend. Very nice views from the Axarquía (Sierra de Málaga) near the small villa of Comares. A beautiful, two floor house, clean and confortable. Very nice couple, Luc and Jane are very polite and glad.
David and Sheila
“What a view you have from Casa de Pepe. Just to sit back and relax in the evening seeing the mountains and the sea was amazing. Jane and Luc are the sweetest and most helpful people we have ever meet. We got alot of good tips of what to do on our holiday. The house itself is really cosily and on hot days its really cool and comfortable inside. We stayed for almost three weeks and could easily stayed another week. If one seeks a place for peace and quiet and to relax this is definitely a great choice.”
What a fantastic place! We wish we had stayed longer. It's a fantastic base to explore - day trips to Malaga and Granada are possible, lots of great walking a beautiful villages nearby. We picked fresh lemons from the tree outside. The house is really nice, it has a large living room upstairs with a big private terrace with stunning views. Downstairs in the living room, bathroom, kitchen and the two bedrooms are up some stairs at the back. Our hosts were wonderful - unfortunately we were delayed and didn't arrive until after midnight, but they were totally fine with that and came to meet us on the main road (the final 100m to the property is on a v.minor road which would be hard to find on your own). They left us with nice things for breakfast. If you want to get away from it all, I can't recommend this place highly enough!
We spent a week at Casa de Pepe in April. When we arrived a welcome pack awaited which was much appreciated following our flight and journey from the airport. The accommodation is well appointed with everything you could need, it is set in beautiful surroundings, and is very peaceful and tranquil. There is a daily bread and weekly fresh fish delivery. The plunge pool was most welcome on the hot days. Malaga Old Town is close by and Seville and Granada are within easy driving distance. The area itself is very popular with cyclists, bikers and walkers. Jane and Luc are very helpful if there is anything you want to know about the area, and there is plenty of information in the farmhouse too. If you are wanting a holiday to get away from it all then Casa de Pepe is for you!
Jane and Luke were very accommodating hosts, they left us ample food and even a bottle of wine, which was a breath of fresh air after a stressful day, they also were fine meeting us a bit late too, which was very nice. They were very courteous and polite. The house itself is amazing at a very reasonable price, with amazing views and some cute dogs. The movies, PS3 and sky TV were also a very welcome surprise. Overall a very nice place to stay with very nice hosts, my only regret is we only stayed a night. Would highly recommend!
Awesome! What a great little place up in the mountains, with an amazing view. Place was a little chilly but the had 4 space heaters for us to use, and I was there in the spring. Otherwise it was perfect.
Myself and my partner recently spent a week at Casa de Pepe. Luc and Jane were very welcoming, and had provided us with a great food parcel when we arrived. The plan was to do quite a lot of sightseeing, but, when we arrived the weather was warmer than expected, so we took full advantage of the terrace and BBQ, and enjoyed the views for much of the time. We could feel the stress wash away. We did visit Comares and followed the trail around the village. There are a lot of steep slopes, but it's worth the walk around this lovely village which gave us a good excuse for some well deserved tapas in Bar La Plaza in the main square. A trip to the coastal town of Torre del Mar and a bus ride to Malaga completed our sightseeing, but we will be back. Casa de Pepe is an ideal location from which to explore much of historic Spain. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting to kick back and enjoy the slow paced life in this beautiful area.
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