Sueños is our three bedroom dream home with a superb view over Lake Viñuela in the heart of beautiful Axarquia.
It is equipped as a home, with all cooking facilities and a dish-washer, and a utility room for storage and clothes washing. There is air conditioning in the lounge and two of the bedrooms as well as ceiling fans if you prefer. Easy to use electrical grills, oven etc for outside use. The terrace has easy to use remote controlled electric blinds for shade, four sun loungers and storage for pool toys. There are gates to the pool and railings for children’s safety.
For your car there is a well shaded carport and sliding electric gate, remotely controlled. You will need a car, as the local shopping area is a mile away and includes a return up a steep hill. The shopping there includes a baker, butcher, supermarket, Chinese emporium, hair and beauty salon, ironmongers, restaurants, bars and cafés.
Twenty minutes drive away is the large town of Velez-Malaga, El Ingenio (a large shopping complex), Lidl, and an industrial estate. Ten minutes further on is the nearest beach, at Torre del Mar.
Nerja, a very popular resort with Brits, and above it the white village of Frigiliana, are 40 minutes drive from Sueños.
Malaga is an hour’s drive, or you might prefer the bus ride from Torre del Mar, about €5 return, saving the expense and difficulty of parking. Malaga has a wonderful port area, shopping and historic centre, and good beaches and cultural features. Weekly markets are held at nearby Torre and Velez on Thursdays and at Caleta de Mar on Saturday morning.
Cycling and walking in this mountain area are to die for. The best cycling is in the mountains right from the front gate and needs bikes with a wide range of gears. We have two bikes suitable for riding at the beach, on the cycle track at Torre and a rack to take them there on a car. The best walking is in the Parque Natural, to which you would have to drive, the nearest access being at Alcaucín, 7km away. You can, however access plenty of paths from our front gate.
A complimentary welcome pack will be provided with each arrival of one week or more, and a ‘full shop’ can be pre-ordered by email, at cost, plus a €30Eu surcharge. We will require a £8GBp per person Accidental Damage Waiver, this covers accidental damage up to the cost of £150Gbp. Non-accidental damage will be dealt with locally. We offer a 10% discount for bookings on the second of two weeks or more outside the peak season.
The villa is thoroughly cleaned prior to occupation and again in accordance with length of stay. Additional cleaning can be provided as required and subject to charge. Included within your holiday price; all towels, including ones for the pool, fair usage electricity and gas, and complimentary Wi-fi.
There is complete no smoking policy inside the villa, however ashtrays are provided on the terraces.
Baby equipment can be provided at no extra cost, on a first come first served basis e.g. cots, highchair, car seat, buggy, steriliser etc.
We are unable to accommodate pets.
We have no fixed changeover days and we will always be flexible to suit your flights and arrival times, however, when it is unavoidable, and to allow time for a proper clean; we would ask that you vacate by 10.00 and not arrive before 16.00. We have no problem with late arrivals, however, any guests scheduled to arrive at the villa between 00.01 and 07.00, there will be a €30 surcharge.
Car hire, airport transfers and days out. We can offer extremely competitive car rental from Malaga airport, alternatively we can arrange to transfer you to the villa from the airport. Should you arrange to collect your car at the airport, our agent will meet you, hand you the keys and you will be on your way in minutes, potentially saving you considerable time queuing at the rental desk.
We can arrange for days out that include, walking, and cycling tours, boat trips, wakeboarding, sightseeing and even a flight from our local airstrip. You will be both collected and returned to your villa, allowing all your party to fully enjoy the day.
In the immediate area, you can walk, go bird-watching, paint, or for the more energetic; mountain bike, kayak, or sail on Lake Vinuela.
One of the largest indoor shopping malls in the region, with a multiple screen cinema showing English language films is only 15 minutes’ drive away. The mall has one of the largest supermarkets in the area with amazing local produce available. There are also numerous markets, two local 18-hole golf courses, and the nearest beaches are only 20 minutes’ drive away. There is an aqua park near to the shopping mall, you can leave your car hear and catch a bus in to the local town of Velez Malaga, and its seaside resort; Torre del Mar, both have large and very busy markets on Thursday mornings.
There are 2 very good local golf courses, both having spectacular views as you play. Baviera is 20 minutes’ drive and Anoreta is 30 minutes. We have several full sets of right-handed clubs, tees, and balls available for hire.
We are about 95 minutes’ drive away from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, the slopes are suitable for skiers of all levels of skill and experience, but you do not have to ski to have an excellent day out. There are separate free sledging runs for the children to enjoy, with sledges for hire at a few euros. The ski village is also an excellent place to visit in the summer where mountain bikes are available to hire.
Malaga airport is less than a one-hour drive and Granada airport is just 25 minutes more, airport transfers can be arranged with an English driver who knows where the villa is located. Due to our rural location, the use of a car is essential.
There are a huge number of things to do and places to visit. Within the immediate vicinity there are; Land Rover safaris in to the mountains, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking, walking, and hiking, bird watching, tennis and sailing, kayaking, and fishing in the spectacular Lake Vinuela. Sightseeing tours can be arranged to The Alhambra Palace, Nerja and the Caves, the water park, Malaga Botanical Gardens, Malaga city, Benalmadena marina, Ronda, and Gibraltar.
Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel, Los Romanes, Periana and Lake Vinuela are all very close and have lots of superb tapas bars and restaurants offering local well-cooked dishes. They have markets on different days and all have their own ‘fiestas’, full of colour, flamenco, and local traditions. During the summer, rarely does more than a few days pass when there is not a fiesta to be visited, celebrating; peaches, wine, grapes, raisins and not forgetting olives, basically any reason to party.