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Very good
11 reviews
Swimming Pool
Relax in the sunlounge.
Maroma from the deck
Bedroom 1 (double)
Bedroom 2 (Kingsize)
Dine with a view
Shower room with toilet.
TV Lounge
Roof bedroom for children or the young at heart.
Roof bedroom 2
Maroma mountain
Lush and Green even in July
Competa in its stunning landscape
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sayalonga, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Quiet mountainous retreat”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Quirky wooden cabin set in it's own grounds with spectacular views in many directions. Plenty of space to relax whether in or out of the sun. Ample size, totally private pool to cool off in when the perfect weather gets the upper hand. Downstairs remains cool for those that prefer it from the summer heat. All the mod cons you need, i.e. dishwasher, washing machine, iron etc. and the unlimited WiFi is great for the kids or just to keep in contact with friends. The cabin boasts four double beds - two are in the loft space which were ideal for our two 20yr. old's. One of the loft bedrooms even has a single bed too.
As mentioned in the advert the access to the property is via a track which is steep and winding in places. This is not a problem for a competent driver and we managed it in a Renault Captur with 4 adults and luggage too. If you can get a 4x4 then there are even more of these roads to explore - just take your time !
Richard and Lena, the owners were fantastic. They were full of ideas of things to do and places to go. Lena met us and we followed her to the cabin and she gave us a tour and answered all our questions.
To sum up it's a very private cabin some 300 metres above sea level with it's own grounds with all the facilities you need. Yes it's up a mountain track but well worth it when you pull into the driveway. Lovely owners that just want you to enjoy the place and your time there and are more than happy to assist you in that aim.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Oban, United Kingdom
1 review
“A beautiful spot”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

The chalet is exactly as advertised, in the mountains but fairly close to both Competa and the sea. My visit was in early spring (February) and the wild flowers were out. Chilly evenings but a wood burning stove keeps the chalet warm. Excellent internet access meant I could work for part of my stay, as planned. My teenage son joined me for part of the time and we were less than an hour's drive from the action in Malaga and Nerja.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Charming chalet with stunning views”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent 10 days in this charming rustic wooden chalet. It is in a beautiful tranquil location with absolutely stunning views. the owners are very pleasant and extremely helpful. A fantastic idea to build a cellar under it which is a haven of coolness in the hot summer nights. All amenities are provided such as electricity, running hot & cold water, washing machine, shower, cooker, fridge/freezer etc - even wifi internet! All a remarkable achievment given its remote location. It is comfortably furnished in an appropriate manner. I have to say we were very comfortable and wanted for nothing during our stay.

Its about 20 minutes drive to get to the coast with all its supermarkets, bars, pharmacies etc and a little less to drive to Cómpeta, a beautiful village with a really friendly atmosphere. Our hire Fiesta coped with the track to the house, although given the chance we recommend hiring a 4x4 if possible. it would also open up the possibilty of exploring the other mountain tracks in the area.

Liked best: Tranquil location & stunning views
Liked least: Ants - particularly in the kitchen. This is to be expected however given the type of accomodation and location. We bought a couple of ant bate stations and kept food sealed, and washed plates immediately after use and problem solved. We will definately consider returning.

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Liked best: Location & views
Liked least: insects in house. Access road poor in places
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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James W
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pefect Getaway”
Reviewed 5 December 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed in this house in may for a week as we both needed a bit of sunshine. We emailed Lena and Rich before arrival and they were very friendly, answering all of our questions.
Our flight out to Spain was delayed by four hours and we were met at Torrox by Lena at around 3am local time.She was very patient and showed us up to the house and really couldn't do enough to make sure we were happy and comfortable. She returned the next day to make sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable. The views from the house were stunning, and we spent a lot of time sitting on the decking in the sun or by the pool on the loungers. The weather was awesome whilst we were there, and although the drive up to the house is essentially a dirt track, we had no problems using a hired Toyota Auris(driving slowly!). I would say that as is pointed out in the description the road is in a mountainous region and if you're not a confident driver then its probably best to avoid, but the views are so worth the drive. The local area is beautiful with the sea a short distance away down the mountain road and bars and restaurants in nearby towns. I really didn't want to leave, and would definitely go back. It was made all the more enjoyable by how accommodating Lena and Richard were. Such a nice family, Thank you for a most enjoyable time! :)

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Super holiday”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed for two weeks in august with and our son age 7 and it was a holiday we never forget "casa de madera" the house,pool and the Garden full of fruits and reptiels,birds and flowers.The house was i paradise for us and our son.
the weather was very sunny so we loved the pool.
the way up from Competa was with our Peugeot 207 a 20 min trip and it was great adventure with a lot of nature "cool"
the way down to el morche was also a great trip of 20 min and so beautiful.
and family of Lena was always availble for anything......

Thanks Lena

Greets from Holland

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
19 Nov 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review and it was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful son and I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Casa de Madera.
Hopefully I will see you all again another time.
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