Well equipped and quiet home, ideal friends and families with children
- english, spanish
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Good value for money, helpful owner, however, some maintenance required
Antonio met us at the nearby Lauro golf club and showed us around the house a bit sooner than planned, as it was ready early. The property is obviously very popular, it has a pleasant feel to it with some nice nick knacks inside and outside the house, and a lovely private pool . However, we only gave it 4, not 5, out of 5, as we felt it can benefit from a little time spent fixing a few things and adding some items for the kitchen. Our main concern was our first night when we had a huge storm with heavy rain and winds, and found that, in the middle of the night, water was coming in through the roof, and actually dripping onto the bed (in fairness it was an exceptionally bad storm). It also came in through other cracks in the roof, particularly the kitchen. The next morning Antonio came round early to see if we were OK, and to see if there was any damage (other areas had suffered floods, fallen trees etc.), and we told him we simply moved bedrooms, and that everything was fine except for the rain problem, and that we were perfectly alright - the water on the floors simply evaporated the next day, but we felt Antonio was very concerned and I'm sure he'd have been happy to have done whatever he could if necessary. As he's a builder, we hope the cracks are repaired before the next storm (and/or the next occupier?). Antonio pointed out that the pool filter pump had stopped working, but we told Antonio we didn't mind, as the water was clean and we didn't mind helping to skim off anything that had fallen in, i.e leaves etc. which were minimal. We hope Antonio would have arranged to have this fixed once we had left. Generally, we felt the property could have benefited from a little TLC, for example, in the kitchen there was only one tea towel, only two refuse bags, no oven gloves, only a few washing machine and dishwasher tablets, the rubber seal on the freezer hangs off when opened, and outside the sun lounger cushions were either split or just very worn, and need replacing. We also couldn't get a wi-fi signal all the time we stayed there, which was a little disappointing. That said, we nonetheless enjoyed our stay and feel the property was good value for the amenities it offered, and it was an easy drive to Malaga and the coast. With a little TLC Antonio can offer a very nice rental property .
I am very sorry for the problems caused by the storm, the strongest in the area in 30 years, many families lost their homes, demolished walls, damaged roads and closed schools in the town (you can look at it in the news), this house was built by me about 15 years and never gave problems, the extraordinary storm of more than 400 liters in less than an hour with hail and wind made a few drops enter the house. Thank you for referring it as if it were a big house defect.
You called me several times and I went to the house to solve problems that were obvious and you never told me that you needed those things in the kitchen, which I have replaced for the following guests, if you request them you have them at the house at the minute. Just because of the storm I imagine, there was the internet problem, but you don't tell me anything, it was the next guest who told me that the internet was not working and with a single call the internet company solved the problem by remote control.
I am always 24 hours a day accessible to my guests but if they do not tell me they need something that on the other hand does not put in the announcement that I have the house as an oven mitt or dishwasher tablets I can not solve. But I see that they are vital things for you.
I only ask people who read your comment to read the other 48 that I have on this website with an average of 4.85 out of 5.
Thanks for spending a few days at my house
Villa with a relaxing tropical atmosphere and privacy
The holiday home ‘Villa Encina’, that makes part of ‘Las Casas del Olivar’ is a very pretty and cosy villa, surrounded by green. The house inside is comfortable, well equipped and nicely decorated in the rustic style.
The garden is fantastic. Several tall palms, bananas and green lawn create a beautiful and relaxing tropical atmosphere at the pool and in the garden. The size of the garden is just right. The view on the pool from the sunbeds area, with the palms in the background mowing on the wind, is very pretty. The garden and grass are maintained in order and green. There is the water irrigation system. The house is located in the centre of the plot, so our dog enjoyed running all around the house and rolling on the grass.
The property is fenced with the high fence and a lot of greenery that provides a complete privacy. The privacy and a quiet neighbourhood were one of the things we liked the most.
You can not have a better house owner or house manager than Antonio :). Antonio was very helpful and resolved immediately few smaller things that we have communicated.
The nicest and closest beaches and walking in nature area was the Guadalhorce and Guadalmar beach area close to Malaga for us. You can have a meal at the beach with a beautiful view at the bar restaurant Chiringuito Mari Guinterrez. There were not too many people in June in comparison with the beaches in Malaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola.
Some information for dog owners and walk lovers:
We had enjoyed our daily walks at the beautiful Lauro golf resort that is a dog- friendly. We had nice walks also at ‘El Bosque of Alhaurin el Grande’. We have been entering the pinewood at the entry for ‘Sendero Fuente del Acebuche’, at the end of Urbanization opposite to the Hotel Mirador. There is one more pinewood walking area to the river between Alhaurin el Grande and Coin, but we had no time to explore this.
Gracias Adriana por tu amable comentario.
Just finished a relaxing family break at the villa and enjoyed every second . The villa is set in a tranquil , tucked away location yet all amenities are a quick drive down the road . I would highly recommend the villa to all especially families as the villa is set in a safe location . In terms of facilities it is evident that the owner has went above and beyond as the villa offers everything . The villa itself is truly stunning with views that will take your breath away . If you are thinking of booking the villa take my advice and go for it !! You won’t regret it as the villa truly is a hidden gem
Thanks Deborah for your kind comment. I have to say that you and your family have been excellent guests and the house upon your departure was impeccable. I also recommend you to any owner.
very good relaxing wonderful holiday
end of season a few things needed but only had to email Antonio and he wold put it right
Wonderful villa perfect for our family!
This villa exceeded our expectations, the photos do not do it justice. The villa was clean and well equipped with everything that we could have needed. The electric gate provided safety and security and the large carport meant our hire car was always in the shade. The gardens were well cared for and the pool was perfect for us. The villa was located in a quiet area close to local village and less than 30 minutes from the coastal resorts. Antonio met us at the golf course as promised and was on hand to replace the gas for us that day when it had run out. Overall we had a wonderful stay, would recommend the villa and would be delighted to have the opportunity to stay again.
Thanks Mark, I'm glad you enjoyed it at our house.
Excellent, in every respect.
Secure, private accommodation. House clean and well equipped. Garden cared for and provided both sunshine and shade. Pool clean and well maintained. Air conditioning in all rooms a bonus when temperatures approached 40 degrees.
Would recommend without reservation.
'The house of the olive grove' is located in a rural environment where peace, tranquility and tranquility are infinite, but very well communicated. It is about 8 km. from the center of Alhaurin de la torre and about 6 from Alhaurin el Grande, in these two typical villages you can find bars, restaurants, supermarkets, fruit shops, pharmacies and everything you need.
About 20/40 minutes by car are the best beaches of the Costa del Sol (Marbella, Torremolinos, Mijas, etc)
From the house there are excellent motorways to visit beautiful and monumental cities such as Malaga (20 minutes), Ronda (45 minutes), Granada (90 minutes), Seville (120 minutes) Cordoba (100 minutes).
The Laurogolf golf course and the spa-resort Sol-andalusi are just 5 minutes away.