Perfect Home Spain
650 703 935
The perfect location if you are looking for peace and tranquillity, the ideal place to unwind and relax and to reconnect with the beauty of nature.
The villa is less than an hour's drive from Malaga airport and 25 minutes from the beaches at Torre del Mar and Caleta del Velez. The local village of Canillas de Aceituno is a 2km drive or 20 minute walk.
The property is a single storey villa that is supplied with town water and electricity. Electricity is used for cooking and some heating. There are two air-conditioning units, one for the lounge and the other one in one of the bedrooms. All units cool, heat and dehumidify the rooms.
The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, with plenty of mod cons, built-in microwave oven/grill, fridge/freezer, a washing machine. There is a main bathroom off the hallway, complete with full-size bath, separate shower, toilet. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed. The second bedroom has a 4' single bed. The third bedroom has a 2'single bed.
The lounge and dining area seat 4-6 people comfortably and has a wood-burning fireplace. There is a TV with a digital satellite receiver. Wi-fi access is included in the weekly rental cost.
All bedrooms are well furnished with wardrobes and drawers, each have heaters or fans for the summer if needed. All bedlinen and towels are provided, including beach/swimming towels.
There is a rattan table with four chairs for outside dining. Our secluded and private pool (6m x 4m) can be found in the landscaped, mature gardens. The pool is maintained on a weekly basis by a local company. There is ample parking available.
Changeover day is usually on a Saturday, but this is flexible.
For those of you that enjoy nature, photography, painting or writing, then this villa is ideal for you. If you just want to sit and relax, you can watch the local shepherds with their goats, wandering the mountainside, mules with their riders tending their vines and olives. Surrounding the villa, there are plenty of grapevines, almond, citrus, avocado and fig trees. The area is very lush and green.
The village of Canillas de Aceituno is situated on the scenic Mudejar Route, at 645 metres altitude in the foothills of the Sierra Tejada mountain range, on the highest mountain in Axarquia, La Maroma which reaches 2,080 metres. Canillas is the ideal base for walking and exploring. The natural spring from the mountain attracts people from far away due to a belief that if the pure water is drunk, illness is prevented. The village has a population of 3,500.
There are many shops in the village, including three banks, post office, art gallery, various mini supermarkets, butcher, bakery, pharmacy and a hardware/DIY shop. For eating in the village, there are 4 restaurants; the Bodega, with 2 huge pots outside, serves excellent food in the bar or the restaurant. La Sociedad and Bar Angel also serve full meals or 'menu del dia'. Asador La Maroma; a family-run restaurant which serves large portions and little extras like Cava at the end of the meal. There are various other bars for drinks, tapas or a simple meal.
Lake Vinuela is a short drive away, providing plenty of activities in and around the lake; sailing, kayaking, walking and fishing. There are plenty of walks from the villa into the national park, plus opportunities for hiking and climbing.
There are two golf courses within a 30 minute drive, accessible from the A-7/E15 motorway. Both are 18 holes and designed by the Spanish Ryder Cup player Jose Maria Canazares.
The Sierra Nevada is a 2 hour drive from the villa and during the winter season, you are able to snowboard or ski in the morning and head to the beach in the afternoon. The Alhambra Palace is close by and tickets are best booked online. They offer guided tours lasting a couple of hours and are well worth a visit.