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Family from Hassocks, United Kingdom June 2019

We enjoyed a lovely holiday 8-22nd June 2019 at Villa Jarana. We always search for a peaceful, private house, decent pool, great views and this villa ticks all the boxes. The photos on the website cannot convey the grand views across the valley down to the med about 6km away. The house, patio and pool (7m) are finished to a high standard, perched on the shoulder of a hill. The sun is on the patio all day with shade available, and the sunset over the opposite hill is always worth lingering over with dinner. The resident lark was an unexpected bonus singing overhead or from favourite perches around the villa. Swifts, swallows and kestrels patrol daily in the valley overseen by occasional buzzards. Silvia and Francisco are attentive hosts who quickly responded to any queries we had. We have no reservations about recommending the villa for a peaceful couple / couples break. Bear in mind it is remote...6km and 10-15 minutes to Competa, then 30 minutes to the motorway. The roads are tortuous but worth it for the views. The last 100m is unmade track and okay for a regular car with the usual caution. Shopping on the way in can be done at a massive branch of Eroski on the A7 at J272 (Vellez-Malaga).

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Family from Sibford Ferris, United Kingdom July 2018

A truly beautiful setting, with complete privacy! We loved the Finca el Regalo because of its views, gorgeous terraces, pool, fruit trees and the Spanish feel. Fountains, tiles, huge pots of jasmine, lots of small detail that really gave the place a wonderful atmosphere. The house itself was comfortable and clean and the kitchen, well equipped. It was handy having the pool house for snorers and was useful to have the extra space. The managers, Ad and Eric who live up the road, were so helpful at all times, sorting us out on a number of occasions , such as finding a back therapist (fantastic!) when I had a problem. The owners were easy to contact and the booking in process was easy. The Finca offers a restful, quiet space, so if you are looking for excitement or to be very near the coast, its not the place for you. The nearby town of Competa is charming and has everything you need in terms of food shopping and restaurants. The only thing we found challenging was the drive from the Finca to the road. Although it says in the info you don't need a 4 wheel drive, we wished we'd hired one as the track is awful in parts and every trip up and down, we were concerned about damaging the undercarriage of the hire car (a small family polo). I am an experienced, competent driver and found the daily trip a bit stressful! So, my advice is to get a suitable car. Other than that, it was a wonderful holiday and I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Family from Athlone, Ireland June 2018

Had a very pleasant stay here with extended family in July 2018. We've stayed in many rented houses in Andalusia over the past years and this is one of the nicest we've stayed in. The property is as described and as pictured. But there are a things potential renters should be aware of. Firstly, you only have access to the bottom floor of the main house (top floor unoccupied). The shower room in the main house is in effect a walk through area. This wasn't a huge deal for us, but you might want to bear it in mind if you're sharing the property. The pool house is small, but can easily accommodate 2 adults and has its won toilet/shower. Secondly, as others have noted, the access to the property might be an issue for some drivers. The drive from Competa to the property takes about 15 - 20 minutes. Its a surfaced road but without edge barriers in some places. Most drivers will find it OK. The last 750 m or so from that road down to the property is an unsurfaced dirt track, steep in places, some of which are quite narrow. Its ok after you've driven it a few times, but there are only a few places where 2 cars can pass each other, so you may have to reverse up or down if you meet someone else on the track. For us these slight negatives were outweighed by the positives. There's loads of outside space, so even if there are a few of you it won't feel crowded. There's a large shaded patio beside the kitchen, with a large table and chairs for mealtimes. There's a great charcoal BBQ and pizza/bread oven. The pool is a good size, with plenty of space around it for sun loungers. The property is mainly south facing and the views down the valley to the sea are super. Overall, I'd be happy to recommend it if you're looking for peace and quiet in a rural location.

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Family from Manchester, United Kingdom August 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Finca El Regalo. The views are magnificent and the privacy exactly what we needed. The pool is a really nice size and we enjoyed many hours relaxing in and around the pool. We found the pool house very convenient as it has a toilet and is right next to the pool (it is a flight of stairs down from the pool to the main house). We stayed in the 2 bedrooms of the main house. Only one bedroom has air conditioning but there are plenty fans around the house. The Finca is clean and well equipped. We had some difficulty getting the TV to work. Ad, who gave us the keys, was very helpful especially when we were trying to find the house for the first time. We were also emailed directions before we left which were useful. We found the drive to the finca (the first 15 minutes) quite nerve wracking but it definitely got easier after we had done it a couple of times. It took us around 45 minutes to get to the motorway from Finca El Regalo. One has to be a good/experienced driver to feel confident on the roads in the area. We have come home with wonderful memories! Thank you!

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Travel guide

Villas, cottages and holiday properties for rent in Competa

Known as the pearl of Axarquia and the cornice of the Costa del Sol, Competa is a typical whitewashed Andalucian village, popular for its sweet wine and peaceful mountain views. Nestled 700m above sea level and surrounded by Sierras de Tejeda, Alijara Alhama Natural Park, this region is perfect for nature lovers and keen walkers looking for unspoiled natural beauty in the idyllic countryside. But if the coast is calling, then the golden sands of Nerja, Caleta de Velez, El Morche and Torrox Costa are a 30-50 minute drive away. If you're visiting in August then you won't want to miss the Noche del Vino, or 'Night of the Wine' festival on the 15th, where the streets come to life with colour, flamenco dancing and music; and of course, you'll soon know why Competa's wine is so popular with tourists, with a choice of sweet or dry.

Cultural and historical points of interest include the Museum of Arts and Traditional Costumes, housed in the old Cultural Centre, Molins de Adriano Museum and the village wine press where you can learn more about Axarquia region's wine making history. In the evening, take a stroll down Passeo de las Tradiciones with its colourful wall mosaics until you reach Plaza Almijara with its 19th century facades, authentic Spanish restaurants and central water fountain; the perfect place to watch the world go by. The Moorish cobbled streets have an old town charm and there is still a sense of a traditional Andalucian way of life here, peaceful and a little slower-paced than the rest of the Costa Blanca. Explore our villas with private pools and holiday homes overlooking the mountains and vineyards, with a Clickstay home from home.

Key holiday info

  • A direct flight from the UK to Malaga Airport is approx. 3 hours, with less than an hour's drive to Competa.
  • Summers in the Costa del Sol are hot, with temperatures in Competa reaching highs of 33ºC. Winters are mild with an average temperature of 12°C.
  • Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park is a playground for outdoor adventurers, stretching across Malaga and Granada.
  • Malaga is easily accessible via the Motril bypass, should you fancy a day trip.