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Casa Amapola

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and swimming pool in IZNATE, Spain

From £340 per week

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Villa to rent in IZNATE, Spain

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Villa overview - owner's description

A modern, clean and spacious 3 bedroom villa with your own private swimming pool, very private and secluded holiday villa in an all year round destination.

meaning Poppy House, faces South and has views over a valley towards the sea. It is a modern, spacious 3 bedroom villa, all on one level, located between the villages of Cajiz and Iznate. It is set in the ‘Campo’, countryside, just 7kms inland. There are olive and almond trees around the house and fruit trees at the bottom of the land. There are good sized outside terraces to the front (which is covered) and the side, which is the best spot to enjoy the sunset whilst sipping a glass of vino. The living area is modern with comfortable sofas, television, Android box which shows Uk television and also some other nationalities channels, Wifi internet, a CD & a DVD player, a wood burning stove, a large dining table and 6 chairs and open-plan fully-fitted kitchen. There are two good sized double bedrooms (one with en-suite) and also one bunkbed room. The family bathroom has a full size bath and shower over. We also have a cot, high chair, carry chair, baby bath, walker, and hand-blender... if you require anything else for your little one(s), please ask.

Hiring a car is recommended for you to fully appreciate the area but if you just want a 'get-away-from-it-all' holiday then we can arrange airport transfers with a visit to the supermarket.

Iznate is a traditional white Spanish village set in the Andalucian countryside. It only has 900 inhabitants and is surrounded by olive groves and almond trees. Mules and goats are taken through the village daily and will occasionally be driven on our track to graze along the roadside. The local bars and cafes serve local food and drinks typical to the region. The village is characteristic of the area with narrow and raised streets adorned with flowerpots of geraniums and jasmine. On the outskirts of the village, there is an excellent outdoor swimming pool, with children’s paddling pool, tennis courts, restaurant and bar, toilets and changing facilities.

Iznate is on the ‘Route of the Sun and Avocados’ between the coastal resort of Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar. The village has 2 small supermarkets, 2 banks (unfortunately no cash machine), post office, bread shop, butchers, and fish shop. There are 5 bars, most serving food, with 4 situated around the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) area. There is the opportunity to visit the village for a meal and/or drinks without you driving, and also to be taken to another town for a night out, please ask for more details.....

Venta La Loma, the local bar/restaurant, serves excellent local food and is within walking distance of Casa Amapola.

It is the ideal place to enjoy a peaceful, secluded holiday and yet you are not too far from amenities, places of interest and facilities that offer you the opportunity to have a more adventurous, action packed holiday. The choice is yours…..

Distances and things to do
Casa Amapola is about 35-40 minutes drive from Malaga airport. From the airport the drive is pretty straight forward travelling East along the coast (either on the motorway or the coast road) and then take the Iznate exit which is signposted Cajiz/Iznate. A more detailed map will be provided upon booking.

A similar distance again takes you to Nerja, further East, which is well known for its Blue Flag beaches and excellent restaurants and bars. The coast and Torre del Mar is 10-15 minutes drive away. The town of Torre has many shops and also here you can find a marina and aqua park next to a large shopping mall with hypermarket, cinema, bowling, Burger King, Dunnes department store (Irish owned) and numerous other shops.

Also, there are two 18-hole golf courses that are just 15 minutes drive away.

BEACHES Our favourite beaches are heading West, at Benajarafe (which has many beach cafes and children’s play areas) and at Rincon De La Victoria with its cavelike walkways along the front to get from one beach to another. Also at Rincon, you will find many delightful shops, restaurants and bars. Heading towards Torre you can pull up at any point to enjoy a more secluded spot and maybe take part in some fishing.

RESTAURANTS & BARS There are five bars within Iznate with many of them serving food. They are mainly dotted about the Town Hall area (going into Iznate from the main road it is signposted – approximately the third turning and as you enter the town you pass a planted seating area with exercise equipment).

The restaurant at Venta La Loma is excellent and as in many places the menu comes in English. There are many places to eat in Torre del Mar, i.e. Chinese, Italian, Thai, German and we haven’t come across one bad one yet.

ACTIVITIES and PLACES TO VISIT The list is endless. During your stay you may be tempted to go golfing, scuba diving, horseriding, sailing, walking, wine tasting and even skiing between the months of December and May.

The fishing port and yachting marina of Caleta de Velez has many restaurants that serve excellent seafood. Also, not too far are the resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

For the more adventurous, why not take a day trip to Sierra Nevada, Granada with its magnificent Alhambra Palace, or Seville, Cordoba and Gibraltar which are all manageable in comfort from Iznate.


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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here

Family from Sutton In Ashfield, United Kingdom Jun 2014

From first contact to the completion of our wonderful holiday the owners were a pleasure to deal with. We were given fantastic directions, and help prior to our stay, and whilst there. It was great knowing they were nearby! Both my daughter and I fell completely in love with their gorgeous dogs! Casa Amapola is just lovely...the house is well-appointed, clean and comfortable. The pool, terraces and outdoor area are fantastic. We went for a restful holiday, and that is just what we had. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend to anyone, and fully intend to re-visit as soon as possible! Thank you so much!

From Perth, United Kingdom Oct 2012

We have just spent 10 fantastic days at Casa Amapola. Several factors really made this property stand out.

First, the location. I hadnt realised it when booking, but it is built in what is primarily cultivated land. This means that there are lots of crops such mango trees and artichokes in the vicinity. The great thing is that these activities never intrude on privacy, but theres always something interesting going on to watch from the balcony. Plus, the house is not surrounded by lots of other holiday villas, but stands on its own. By the way, being high up on a hillside means the views are fantastic.

Second, the different balconies mean you can choose where you want to sit, eat or sunbathe according to how much sun or shade you want, whether you want a view or complete privacy etc. The main balcony with the pool is an absolute suntrap, and we roasted ourselves at a regular 30degC with the occasional dip into the pool to cool off. Bliss.

Owners Rob and Juliet were discreetly attentive, which is exactly what you want from a secluded villa holiday.

In summary, highly recommended.

From Sittingbourne, United Kingdom Jun 2011

Lovely spacious villa set in beautiful surroundings, perfect quiet getaway location with sun all day long great swimming pool and terraces.
Villa was very well equipped & the welcome pack,especially the cold beer & wine was appreciated!!
The owners Rob & Juliet made us very welcome & were on hand if required.
We would definitely recommend Casa Amapola & will be returning.
Many thanks
Debbie & Julian

From Wootton Bassett Sep 2010

Fantastic location for a break away from it all, amazing views.
Beautiful villa with plenty of room and two huge terraces


From Leyland

This was an amazing holiday in a fantastic property!
The rooms are much bigger than they look and it was a real home-from-home. The two bedrooms were large, the main room having built in wardrobes. The other rooms all had everything you could possibly need from your holiday.
The owners were friendly and approachable, without being intrusive and were always on hand and happy to help if we needed anything.
The property is close enough to 1 restaurant but with 2 children we had to drive to other places - however, it was so quiet and relaxing that we spent most evenings in the villa. The kids loved the pool where they could swim in the dark if they wanted and they were able to make lots of noised without worrying about the neighbours! (Juliet and Rob were happy for them to be noisy which was lucky!)
A fantastic area, a fantastic property - as long as you want to get away from it all then I would 100% recommend going here.


From Gloucestershire

We have just returned from 10 fantastic days at Casa Amapola. The villa is immaculate and very well equipped, and has plenty of outdoor space for eating and relaxing. The pool is lovely and was especially enjoyed by our two young daughters.

The villa is in a very quiet, very rural setting with absolutely stunning views. You are more likely to meet a herd of goats than another car once youve left the main road!

A big advantage for us when booking was the flexibility on dates - there are no strict Saturday to Saturday booking restrictions here, which enabled us to take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights and book for the 10-day duration we wanted.

We would thoroughly recommend Casa Amapola to anyone who wants a quiet holiday in a beautiful villa in a rural location.

2 other reviews

A little piece of heaven, the views are stunning the ambiance is chilled, this year was the third time ive stayed at this property and im in the process of booking again, my little boy didnt want to leave, Rob and Ju are such lovely and accomodating people, the villa has such a comfortable feel to it, cant wait to go back Thank you for such a memorable time !

Thank you for providing us with an amazing location for our honeymoon!! The house was absolutely brilliant, and the location was so beautiful!!! We had an amazing time and really enjoyed ourselves! I can sincerely recommend your house to anyone who wants to spend their holiday in southern Spainwith regardsPaula & TapioFinlandA BIG THANKS for renting out your villa to us. We had a fab time, and had everything we needed.Thanks againSteffy and Kenny

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This villa is:

7km from the nearest beach 1.2km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 35km from Malaga airport 10km from Torre del Mar 7km from Beach 30km from Nerja 10km from Velez Malaga

Local activities

Climbing 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Mountain biking 30km Tennis 5km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 15km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Cinema 15km

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Outside this villa in IZNATE, Spain
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the villa 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 11 October 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October 2016 - 8 January 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 January - 31 March and receive 5% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 April - 30 April and receive 5% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 May - 31 May and receive 5% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.
  • Arrive between 1 September - 31 December and receive 5% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.

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.

Compulsory extras

  • Extra bedroom with 1 or 2 person after 4 people

    1 September - 21 July: £8.00 per night for each additional person if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking

  • Breakage deposit

    £100.00 per booking, paid locally



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 bunk beds

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 en suite bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 7m x 4m, Depth 1m to 1.6m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended


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


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Extra information

There isWifi internet. A coffee percolator. Also supplied is a safe that is secured into the ground.


Average rating from 6 reviews

Private Owner From Iznate, Spain Member since Feb 2008

We have now been renting out the villa for 6 years and have never recevied a complaint, in fact glowng reports on how great a time they have had. We have been together for 20 years, and married 10 and after looking around for a while for a holiday home to buy for ourselves, decided on Iznate which is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed holiday and come back again and again, because there is never enough time to explore and enjoy the views, the towns, beaches, etc.

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We have now been renting out the villa for 6 years and have never recevied a complaint, in fact glowng reports on how great a time they have had. We have been together for 20 years, and married 10 and after looking around for a while for a holiday home to buy for ourselves, decided on Iznate which is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxed holiday and come back again and again, because there is never enough time to explore and enjoy the views, the towns, beaches, etc.

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