3 slaapkamers, 6 slaapplaatsen
Janet or David
100% terugbetaling bij annulering ten minste 60 dagen voor de aankomstdatum.
Home from home
This is my second stay this year, we have been coming here since 2006 and never tire of this place it just feels very relaxed and comfortable. I mastered the driving here for the first time and its surprising how quickly you get used to the mountain roads. As always the villa is immaculately clean throughout and well maintained. Lots of extra toiletries available in both bathrooms including cotton buds, disposable razors, shampoos and conditioners. For those who like to cook again lots of basics already stocked in the kitchen including olive oil, stock cubes, honey, a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, herbs and spices. There was even washing tablets for the washing machine, cling film and tin foil. For those with children there are a selection of toys for the pool and again like the kitchen and bathroom supplies, previous guests leave their purchases for others to enjoy. The king size bed here is really comfortable and the pillows are perfect leaving you to wake refreshed and free from back ache. Plug in mosquito deterrents were in all of the rooms and another extra touch of added value. Due to the Ryanair strike our holiday was delayed but even arriving on a Sunday, one of the supermarkets in Competa was open for basic supplies. We forgot our adaptors this year but there were some already here for us to charge the laptops and phones. The gym has moved from next to the swimming baths and is now a right turn at the seating area before the hairpin turn into Competa for those wanting to maintain good habits. The swimming pool in Competa is a fantastic size, cheap as chips and unlike my gym back home I have always managed to get a lane to myself. If you forgot the euro for a locker its not a problem most people leave their belongings on the benches in the communal changing area as I have done without issue. The gentle sound of the tinkling bells of the goats being herded is a delight as is watching them cross the mountain. No doubt we will be back again next year to recharge the batteries like nowhere else can.
Stunning views and a great pool, just perfect for our family holiday.
Such a stunning location. The outlook form the pool, down to the sea and to the hills surrounding you is gorgeous. In the area around the villa there are many olive trees. There were also almond trees which we had never seen before, and such an exciting discovery for our children. Although a little steep, we loved going for a stroll in the late evenings. The area still feels unspoiled and there is a local goat herder that you can see in the mornings and evenings wandering the local hills. There is nothing better than a glass of wine on the patio watching him and his heard, just admiring the view.
The villa had everything we needed, and what a welcome sight to find some ice pops in the freezer, and basic store cupboard ingredients such as salt olive oil and spices, washing up liquid, and left over shampoos and shower gels for us to make use of. It was nice to know these weren't just thrown out ( as I have seen in previous rentals) and a far more eco way of passing it forward. Indeed we left a new pack of Ice pops in the freezer, hoping the next visitors would enjoy them as much as we did after a hot drive to the property. Getting to the property was a little scary the first time, as I had not appreciated the road would be that windy for as far (about 30 minutes drive), but we soon got to know the area, and even the locals take it slow, so I wouldn't let it put anyone off.
We went to the beach once, but enjoyed the villa so much, that we all preferred to stay by the pool.
Competa is a charming town, and it is easy to park in the car park in the center. There is a fantastic ice cream parlor which became a very frequent treat. They also do great coffee, and even take away tubs of ice cream! It was interesting to note that other than the large bottles of water, the prices in the local supermarkets were the same as the large hypermarkets near the motorway, and fruit and vegetables were of better quality and price in the local grocers.
I would recommend this gem to anyone. Our family loved it, and our 4 boys spent hours in the pool. I would say it would also be fantastic if you wanted a peaceful getaway as a group of adults.
Just looking at the pictures makes me want to plan a return trip immediately!
Loved every minute....
We’ve had one of THE most relaxing and peaceful holidays in this wonderful retreat. This is a place that we would not hesitate to recommend on to others.
The villa itself is perfectly laid out and very well equipped. Lots of storage and plenty of space to live in. Outside, the pool/patio area is immense with plenty of options to sit in or out of the sun in comfort. Being up in the hills you also get a cool breeze most of the time. The pool itself is a great size; by no means a token effort.
Didn’t tire of the views; the property faces the hills and the sea beyond. A very liberating feeling.
The open plan kitchen was lovely and there is a great BBQ which we used regularly but if you fancy a short drive to Cómpeta (5-10 mins) there are great bars and restaurants. Some lovely small shops too.
During our stay we visited Granada and the Alhambra (book tickets online well in advance; entry approx €14 pp. If not you’re booking a guided tour!!). It’s a straightforward journey, approx 90 mins. More than worth the effort.
Cómpeta has all you need but a trip to the hypermarket en route from Malaga airport was perfect to get some essentials.
Day to day we loved to wildlife watch; birds and butterflies were amazing. We also enjoyed the daily comings and goings of the local goat herder and his flock!
All in all, there were no negatives for us. I think the only reasons there aren’t more reviews for this property is because people keep returning; something we intend to do too!
Thanks to Carl for taking care of the pool (quietly and efficiently!) and special thanks to Janet and David for their help and warm welcome. We hope to be in touch soon...:)
Not for us!
The villa is quite remote, the journey to the villa is not a comfortable one, a very bumpy road indeed!. The villa could be better, it was quite basic, lacked a few extras for cooking etc. Cleanliness could have been better also, villas we have stayed in over the years have always had a towel/bed change on second week. There was no information on arrival, it could do with a basic booklet on how to operate the TV etc. No real information on what is available locally, such as shop opening times, best places to shop, eat etc. There was a folder with activities such as horse riding but not much else. Nothing on the local area. Gleaned some information from the visitors book which we stumbled upon.
The pool could have done with a clean, as there is no cover when it is windy everything blows in, although the filter does clear it, whenever we went in the pool a lot of dirt was mixed up from the bottom which took time to clear.
Not all bad, the views are fantastic but a warning on the journey to it may have influenced our decision on staying there.
beautiful views , very clean and spacious
I would defiantly recommend this villa to anyone who is looking for a peaceful retreat.the villa is extremely well kept , clean and spacious with a beautiful pool overlooking the hills of Competa.Competa is a lovely village with excellent restaurants and bars ,you can also sit and watch the world go by in the quaint village square.All in all a perfect relaxing holiday .
Third visit May 14
This was my third trip to this Villa.The accomodation and facilities are first class and the location is ideal for a relaxing holiday.Competa is a traditional unspoilt Spanish town and has excellent restaurants and bars.I would recommend this villa for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday in a quiet tranquil location.
Op slechts 3 km van de villa ligt het historische, pittoreske witte dorp Competa. Bekend als de parel van de Axarquia is het doordrenkt van geschiedenis die teruggaat tot de Moren. Beroemd om zijn wijn en honing. Competa heeft een uitstekende variëteit aan restaurants en tapasbars. Ook een uitstekende bakkerij, supermarkten en prachtige ambachtelijke winkels. 9 km de heuvel af is Torrox Pueblo met zijn prachtige plein met sinaasappelbomen en fontein en een verdere selectie van restaurants. Torrox Costa met zijn uitgestrekte stranden en op slechts 5 minuten rijden brengt u naar de populaire badplaats Nerja. Granada ligt op slechts 90 minuten rijden met zijn prachtige Alhambra-paleis. In de winter, slechts 2 uur rijden tot aan de Sierra Nevadas en je kunt de dag doorbrengen met skiën. De villa kijkt uit over het nationale park Sierra Almijara en biedt uitstekende wandelingen en geweldige mogelijkheden voor paardrijden en ponyrijden voor alle niveaus.
De villa is ook ideaal voor degenen die een golfvakantie willen, want de Costa Del Sol is ongeëvenaard om te kiezen.
Andere activiteiten: vogels kijken
Golf: Golfers kunnen een golfvakantie combineren met strand, bergen en de historische steden van Andalusië. De Costa Del Sol overtreft de selectie van cursussen die beschikbaar zijn voor beginners en professionals. De dichtstbijzijnde golfbaan ligt op 20 minuten van de villa. Baviera Golf Club is een 18 holes 64100 yard par 71 baan, met driving range. De baan is aangelegd rond tuinen en meren, met uitzicht op zowel de Sierra als de zee. Dichter bij Malaga ligt de Anoreta Golf Club, een andere door Canizares ontworpen baan. Deze 18 holes, 6538 yard, par 71 baan zet een iets moeilijkere uitdaging als gevolg van het optreden van waterhindernissen op 11 van de 18 holes.