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Casa Amapola

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Vélez-Málaga, Spain

From £434 per week

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Villa to rent in Vélez-Málaga, Spain

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. The property has all day sunshine.

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

Villa overview - owner's description

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 with full size beds. 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 on the way.

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.

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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7 out of 8 people recommend staying here

Family from Valby, Denmark Jul 2018

We had a lovely stay at Casa Amapola. Comunication with one of our great hosts Juliet was perfect. They really made us feel welcome. And we will highly recommend staying at
Casa Amapola.
Thank you so much Juliet.

Couple from Bristol, United Kingdom May 2017

Access to villa is poor half a mile down unpaved deeply potholed road and then a steep mostly mud track. We were driving an suv but we could not avoid bottoming even at 10 mph. Pool was good but faced north and didn't get sun or warm up until mid afternoon. Patio space was a good with a great view.
One bed was good the other stained and dirty. Ensuite shower and washing machine when in use emitted a terrible smell of sewage, in the other bathroom the bath drain was blocked
All cutlery and crockery was very dirty, obviously put away without washing. the villa was generally grubby and nothing like the upmarket villa portrayed in the pictures. We left the villa early, we had booked 3 weeks, and we left it somewhat cleaner than we found it.
Would we go there again definitely not. Would we recommend it again definitely not.
The place was a huge disappointment

Reply from Juliet

We have never, in all the years we have rented, experienced a response from a guest such as this one... Also never had any comments about the cleanliness of the villa, we have always received good reviews.... please read below.

To answer each point made
The access has been fixed by the Iznate Town Hall who do it each year before the holiday season and when they are sure that the rains have finished. The holes were not deep and there was no mud!

The house faces South and the pool is on the side, facing West so the sun first hits the pool at 10am and sets at 9pm. The pool is lovely and warm after receiving a full days sun and is currently 28 degrees.

The drainage has now been sorted, there was a blockage, thank you for letting me know.

There has never been a complaint about the cleanliness of the villa before. We pride ourselves on this as we live here and we are on-hand to do the cleaning ourselves; we do not employ outside cleaners. Please read reviews below. It is our priority that all guests have a fantastic holiday and the best compliment is when a guest returns... and on average we have at least 4 returns a year for their annual holiday......

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

3 other reviews

Liz Lang Apr 2017

"Loved this villa holiday and highly recommend it to others. Juliet and Rob are fabulous hosts and nothing was too much trouble, always made sure we had everything we needed and we were enjoying our holiday. This villa is very reasonably priced given the standard of accommodation. Casa Amapola is so comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing self catering holiday, or you can get active with cycling and walking the local area. We hired a car from Malaga airport which meant we could visit the coastal resorts and head inland too to mountain villages. Iznate is a good central location with lots to do in the surrounding area, our personal favourites were Nerja and Torrox. Waking up in the morning, having breakfast al fresco, having a barbecue lunch and sunbathing by the spotless pool overlooking the fantastic scenery was a real tonic for us both during our week stay, we were so sad to leave. Would return in a heartbeat, if you book you won't be disappointed :-) "

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 Velez Malaga 30km from Nerja 7km from Beach 10km from Torre del Mar

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 Vélez-Málaga, 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 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 4 July 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 16 July - 21 December 2018: 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.



  • Breakage deposit

    £88.32 per booking, paid locally

  • Extra bedroom with 1 or 2 person after 4 people

    £6.62 per night for each additional person if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 bunk bed (sleeps 2)s

There is also 1 cot


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

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


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, 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 essential


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


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

Suitable for


Extra information

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


Average rating from 7 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.

Past bookings: 20 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 5 hours

Last logged in: 6 days ago

Number of properties: 1

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