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Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool

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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Alcaucin, Province of Malaga, Andalucia
This is the real Spain! In the heart of little-known Axarquia in a stunning location with wonderful views of the mountains and the beautiful Vinuela valley below, Casa Louisa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Facing south, it has sun from around breakfast time until sunset with the unspoilt natural beauty of the Sierras all around. Although it looks and feels like a traditional Spanish house, it's newly built with all the comforts of the 21st century. There's a larger-than-average private pool with large corner pool house , a delightful covered terrace with large marble table for dining, sun-trap balcony and several other terraces with sofas and chairs to sit in comfort ... plenty of room for everyone to do just what they want. If summer-time lazing by the pool appeals ... or reading in the shade of an olive tree ..... Read more
Listing #HL110735
About the Owner
Gillian F
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
We love our family home in Alcaucin! All of us have busy lives in the the UK and are happy to share the delights of Casa Louisa with others when we cannot be there ourselves. Our house managers live locally and will meet you on arrival, guide you to Casa Louisa and make sure you are well-settled before they leave. They are available to help with any issues that may arise over your stay. We have a team to maintain the house, pool and garden to a high standard year round and to prepare the house before you arrive ... our guests tell us they are delighted with what they find!
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

We stayed in the villa for 2 weeks in July 2018. The booking, deposit, payments etc were made with ease and the damage deposit returned promptly too. Jill sent us great welcome information not only about the house but also included activities in the area...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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snowlea2015, VR Owner at Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay. I'm so glad you felt you found what you expected when you arrived. ... we make big efforts to describe everything so we hope there will be no surprises for our guests. You all...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Second visit to Casa Louisa lived up to our expectations,lovely villa with everything you need for your comfort,lovely clean pool, fantastic views, wonderful location near the village of Alcausin. For a day out,if you can bare to leave the villa, there are plenty of places...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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snowlea2015, VR Owner at Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to tell us what you think ... delighted the second time around lived up to your expectations! It is indeed a great place for a family get-together ... and it worked for you which is so good to...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from our second stay at Casa Louisa and we love it. I've already asked my partner to rebook for next year. It's such a lovely villa for young and old, great for families but would also be good for a group...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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snowlea2015, VR Owner at Delightful spacious family-friendly country house, stunning views, large pool, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your second stay. Sometimes re-visiting somewhere you have loved can be a disappointment but you had another good holiday .. and are even considering a third visit! Many thanks for taking the trouble to let us know what you think.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    6 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$360 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
* The weekly rate above is for up to 10 people. There 2 (6') double bedded rooms (one with en-suite and 2 further house bathrooms), 2 twin-bedded rooms and 2 full-size comfortable single beds in the large second living room which is downstairs. Children, particularily, love this room .. plenty of space here for messing about; a TV for DVDs. All inclusive rental except for air-conditioning or under-floor heating (£150 per week). *Check-in is at 4.30pm and check out is 9.30am in summer but this site will not allow me to enter half-hours!
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About the neighbourhood
In the peaceful village of Alcaucin, just below the National Park, you will find a jumble of little white houses clinging to the hillside, narrow cobbled streets and rushing fountains of pure mountain streams which water the whole valley. The old men of the village still sit in the square or in a bar drinking sweet wine, banging dominoes and putting the world to rights as they have for a hundred years or more. You will find everything you need here and in Puente don Manuel, 6 kms away with fresh local vegetables and seasonal fruit, excellent meat, cheeses, oils, wines and good bread ... and banks and a post office. As well, there are some excellent, good-value restaurants in the valley close by. Go down to the coast for some delicious sea-food .. choose pork from the spit roast in th... more
Getting around
Casa Louisa is set on a mountain side with glorious views and some 2 kilometres from the very Spanish village of Alcaucin. This means you will need a car to make the most of the area. However we are fortunate the Vinuela valley is well-placed and easily accessible easily by road in all directions ... to the coast, to Granada and Cordoba to the North and Antequera to the West. For example, a day at the beach, a trip to the delightful little town of Nerja, fun at the water park in summer, a morning in the mountain town of Alhama with its fascinating history ... all there for you within a few kilometres. A day trip further afield by car or fast train is not to be missed for those who like to explore. Lots to do!
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Malaga: 64.0 km
Railway: Malaga: 60.0 km
Fly to Malaga Airport and hire a car* . From there its a straightforward one hour drive, first on the costal motorway for 40 minutes and then into the hills to meet our House Managers. They will be waiting for you when you arrive and will guide you to Casa Louisa - another 5 minutes or so. They will show you round, answer any questions you may have and, of course, give you a key. (They will be on had whilst you are there to sort out any problems you have with the house. Its most important to us to make sure everything is working and if repair or replacement is required we will attend to it as soon as possible.)

*Hiring a car at the airport or from a local family-run company is no problem either way ... you will be spoilt for choice..
Activities nearby
Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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