This delightful modern air-conditioned villa has everything you need to relax whilst taking in the fabulous views across to the magnificent Mount Maroma, with the advantage of a heated pool for those half-term and winter holidays. Casa Rosa offers you all you need to be able to have a relaxing time in the wonderful Andalucian countryside. Simply unwinding and chilling by the delightful pool taking in the fabulous views of Mount Maroma. There is a lovely terrace, with both sunny and covered areas, along with colourful mature gardens, to help while away the time, watching the sun set over the mountains, whilst sitting out on the terrace taking in the atmosphere. The pool can be heated to allow you to enjoy all the facilities the whole year around. There are plenty of facilities close at hand, with lovely restaurants, bars and hotels all within the area. A short stroll will take you to the Hotel Lake Vinuela where you will be able to enjoy a fabulous meal.
The villa, which has undergone a major refurbishment, includes a large well-furnished lounge diner that leads out onto a covered terrace, with views out to the patio and private pool and onwards to the mountains. There is a fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary appliances along with a gas barbecue outside. There are two bedrooms, the first with a double bed and the second with two single beds that can be easily pushed together and a well-equipped bathroom. Everything has been finished to a really high standard, all to help enhance your enjoyment and relaxation during your holiday.
The lounge has an open fire if you need that during the winter evenings and Wifi is included along with a satellite TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs, books and games to keep you entertained.
All of the living rooms and bedrooms are air conditioned, well ventilated, spacious and light. The lounge has two large ceiling fans which help to circulate the air and create a pleasant environment. There is a large extended terrace with covered and open areas. Outdoor seating with parasol cover, along with plenty of space for the sun loungers. The pool has views of the mountains, a lovely covered barbecue area, everything set for outdoor living.
The inland Axarquia is a glorious region, largely unspoilt by mass tourism, rich in history and architecture and much influenced by 700 years of Moorish rule when the caliphs held sway from the seats of power in Cordoba and Granada. Dramatic mountains, beautiful valleys and tiny white pueblo villages, for which the area is famous, provide a peek into Spanish life as it was and very often, still is. The area is still dependent on agriculture – mainly olives, almonds, avocados, oranges and lemons – and produces a mass of delicious vegetables and fruit as it has done for centuries. Once you leave the coast behind and begin to climb into the Sierras, another world reveals itself, And when you reach the Casa and stand on the balcony with the mountains all around and the valley far below, and with only the sheep, goats and birds to disturb the silence, its hard to believe the full-on experience of the coast is only 20 minutes away.
The bustling towns of Torre del Mar and Velez-Malaga, about 20 minutes’ drive, where colourful local markets provide excellent shopping, there are also very good supermarkets and one of the largest shopping malls this side of Malaga. Go for the day to Malaga with its Picasso museum, winding old-town streets, bull-ring, the huge cathedral … and its elegant shops. Stop for tapas in one of the many bars, or go down to the beach at El Palo for some fresh seafood. There is the ‘Eye’, situated at the entrance to the port, from which you have a panoramic view of the city and harbour. Have a fun day-out with the children at the water park or spend the day on one of the large, safe and clean beaches all along the coast. The pretty town of Nerja, with its neighbouring mountain village of Frigiliana are 40 minutes’ drive and, further afield, the gorgeous little city of Granada with world-famous Alhambra and the fabulous cities of Cordoba and Seville, both rich in the history off the Moorish occupation, are great for an exciting day visit..
If the weather is hot (the Costa del Sol has the best climate in Europe with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year) you will find it increasingly hard to drag yourself away from the pool as the days fly by! Winter could find you in a t-shirt on a clear sunny day, high on a peak with wonderful views in all directions … going home to a warm house. Spring and Autumn are wonderful times to enjoy the best Andalucía has to offer, and is a great time to get out visiting those fabulous cities or exploring the tiny pueblo villages.