Boutique, spacious open-plan, 2 huge ensuites, 3 floors, 3 terraces,
Mrs Suzanne Davy
- english, french, spanish
About Mrs Suzanne Davy
2006 was actually when I bought the plot of land where Casa Convento now sits and it was completed in 2008. I have always worked in design of some sort, either in interiors, or as a stylist, writer and now, photographer, so it was a dream to design and build my own house, which we also spend time in whenever we can secure a week or two! My husband, a retired helicopter pilot, and I live in the beautiful, historic city of Bath.
Mrs Suzanne Davy purchased this House in 2006
Why Mrs Suzanne Davy chose Canillas de Aceituno
The Axarquia area is full of fabulous places to visit and has a great diversity of interest for all. We love the village of Canillas and its people, who are very friendly and greet everyone in passing. From here, it is easy to visit lots of lovely 'pueblos blancos', many of which you can spot from our panoramic dining terrace or sunbathing roof terrace. Behind is the unspoilt wilderness of the National Park, with access for walks right behind the house. We are only 25 minutes panoramic drive from the seaside and many beaches to explore. We have a favourite beach 'club' in Torre del Mar called Bahia de Tanit. Marbella etc are within reaching distance for a ritzy day out.
What makes this House unique
I am always so pleased to have the wonderful response from my guests at Casa Convento who tell me it is utterly blissful, comfortable and way above the normal standard for a rental property. Everyone falls in love with the stunning views and sunsets, plus the real Spain of Canillas de Aceituno. Words such as 'Stunning', 'Heavenly', 'Superb', 'Paradise' are used in my Guest book and reviews.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Awesome Scenery, Terrific Villa
We loved our 6 days at Casa Convento. Suzanne, the owner, was responsive to our email queries and appointed the villa with carefully chosen pieces. The village of Canillas de Aceituno itself was charming with many side streets that encouraged exploration. Behind the villa were some spectacular hiking trails of moderate difficulty. We would highly recommend Casa Convento. The only reason we gave it four stars rather than five, was the extra cost we would have been charged for heat during cold weather -- the Casa had in-floor electric heating. We felt that should have been part of the rental cost. Otherwise, an excellent choice.
Thank you for your kind review. Just to address the heating question; we did have a discussion prior to your arrival when I said the weather was dubious and I offered you the option and told you the cost, explaining that electric underfloor heating is very expensive and I cannot give this for free or it would make my rental cost too expensive and not fair when folk do not require the heating or air-con at all The cost is calculated without profit via a dedicated meter. This is far fairer and leaves the responsibility and choice with our guests. Sorry it did not meet with your approval but you had said you didn't want the heating anyway, being hardy Canadians!?
Outstanding in every way...
Everything leading up to our stay including arrival info was made so much easier by Suzanne the owner, including the recommendation for car hire which turned out to be seamless. The property is beautifully furnished and decorated with stunning vistas from the terraces. The attention to detail is exceptional, even the little things like plenty of loo roll, dishwasher tablets etc are thought of - so you don't have to. The pool is an ideal size in its own private haven for sunbathing and cooling off. The village is in a time warp, many local kids don't ride bikes but horses! Lots of little bars with friendly locals and a few ex-pats, and good authentic restaurants. If you are lucky as we were then catch a local wedding or other event that pulls out the whole village. Great beaches nearby too. All in all the whole experience was a pleasure from the moment we booked, highly recommended...
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It never ceases to lift the spirits and our love of Canillas when our guests are full of the joy of positive discovery. Suzanne
The on-line photographs do not do this magnificent property justice!! We had the most amazing time with all the interior facilities you could ever ask for!!
Thank you for your positive feedback!
Another 5 star stay at this beautiful property
This is the second time we have stayed at this property and it didn't disappoint. Set over three levels it is extremely spacious and very well equipped. It really is a home from home with comfortable furnishings and lots of added extras like shower cream by the poolside. My favourite area in the house had to be the balcony, where I could comfortably sit for hours watching the comings and goings of the village below. I consider the village and Suzanne's beautiful property the perfect escape from the stresses of a busy life. I hope to return soon!
It was a pleasure to welcome you back and thank you for your lovely review. It's always a pleasure to hear guests' favourite perspectives of Casa Convento. All best, Suzanne
A lovely property!
This property really lives up to expectations. It is very well maintained and equipped, with excellent facilities and is very 'user friendly'. The owner ( Suzanne) has put much care and thought into making guests' stays as enjoyable as possible. The views from the outside dining terrace are stunning and the location of the house, within the village, means that all the local shops, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The village is very friendly and it is lovely to feel part of the community, even for a small period of time.
Definitely highly recommended!
Terrific to hear that you enjoyed the house and village and I hope you will return before too long!
Excellent property, excellent location
Excellent property, excellent location. Casa Convento was the perfect place to stay for our first trip to Spain. The village, though small, has a variety of shops, restaurants, banks and bars for all everyday needs while larger supermarkets can be accessed within a 30 mins drive on the route home from the beach. The house is superbly equipped, very clean and comfortable and the pool was always welcome after a day exploring the fantastic countryside, towns and villages nearby. The views from the property are absolutely stunning throughout the day and you could not ask for a more romantic setting with a glass of Rueda at sunset.
Always thrilled to hear good news about our guests' stay and so happy you enjoyed all aspects of your first Spanish trip. I hope there will be more in the future!
20 mins from the buzz of Costa del Sol and Torre del Mar brings you to the peace and spectacular scenery of traditional Spain where pueblos blancos cling to the hillsides and the sights and scenery enchant year-round. The Axarquia region has a reputation for the best climate in Europe and, steeped in history, it has much to offer for exploration and sense-of-place, from the plethora of white-washed villages to the Nerja Caves' magical formations. Malaga has a beautiful historical centre - and excellent shopping - while Antequera and Granada are within exploring range. The beautiful drive from the coast brings you to Sierra Tejeda National Park and Canillas, where potted flowers decorate the side-streets, mules and goats studiously ignore humanity and the village ladies practice their flamenco in the evening cool. Walk, paint, photograph, picnic, listen to cicadas, taste local wine, sample village specialities – or simply enjoy the tranquillity and comfort of Casa Convento.
Other Activities: walking, painting, photography, wildlife, bird-watching, exploring, picnicking