The villa was fantastic for five of us to explore Andalucia for ten days in late June. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and five “real” beds, it was very comfortable. Was clean and LOTS of space, way way more space than hotels for twice the price and having 3 bathrooms spoiled us very quickly. There were a large number of restaurants along the beach, just a few blocks walk away, so we were never at a loss for options. (A few open during Siesta, too.) We were very happy using this villa as a jumping-off point to visit Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Sevilla, and Gibraltar, and had a great time in Spain. The ceilings are low which makes it look larger in the photos (my son and I are 6’1 and it just barely cleared our heads), but it was never really an issue for us. The courtesy packs with toiletries, dish soap, and laundry detergent were nice but didn’t replace a trip to the store for more and other basics of home life like garbage bags and toilet paper- fortunately there was a nice large grocery store just a few blocks up the beach towards downtown, and an Aldi right off the highway exit. The showers were a little idiosyncratic, but we adjusted pretty quickly. The owners were super-quick to respond when we had issues with the hot water. The air conditioning was a bit idiosyncratic, as well: there’s one small split unit in the living room that kept the villa very comfortable when the doors were open but the portable units in the other rooms don’t work as well. We would open the windows each night to duct the hot air out and fresh make-up air in, but they couldn’t cope with afternoon heat. The kitchen was nice with a standard drip-coffee maker, microwave, gas oven, gas range, and refrigerator. The TV only had Spanish language channels, aside from occasional rebroadcasts of American shows. Access is down the flight of stairs into the courtyard, which might be difficult for heavier/larger bags, but was fairly easy. The private courtyard was very nice to relax in. Especially with so many great Spanish wines! The washing machine is small and no dryer, just a drying rack.
There was usually easy on-street (free) parking within half a block each night when we returned, but beware of the no parking zone for bus turning on the corner- our car got towed and it cost 187 Euros and many hours to get the car out of impound and pay the fine. Aside from that, we were happy with the neighborhood- was quiet and seemed to be far more locals than tourists; was very refreshing compared to the big resorts in some other parts of Malaga. We found it was cheaper and about as quick to take the bus to the historic center of Malaga, but really appreciated having a car for different activities off the bus route and in other cities.
Bottom line: I would stay here again and highly recommend it to everyone else, too!
Very short walk to the beach. In a lovely residential area. Didn't need a car. Loads of places to eat and enjoy as well as a short bus ride to the town centre. The house was lovely and well kept with comfy beds. We had a fabulous holiday. Will definately stay again!!
Just a street or two from the beach, in an authentic setting. We loved it. Comfortable, just as described, very relaxing. Terrace perfect for dining outside, although there were plenty of good eating places around. We would happily repeat our stay.
We needed a 9-bed flat for the weekend and that's what we got plus more! The kitchen and 3 bathrooms were spot on. Highly recommended!
It is a 7 minute bus journey into town.