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With Use of Private Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment in Competa, Costa del Sol - Peaceful Location with Stunning Views to the Sea

Casa Rey apartment is a self-catering, air conditioned accommodation on the ground floor of the owner’s main residence with own private entrance. Use of the owner’s private pool is available during the summer months. As the owners run a shop in the village the usage is exclusive for most of the day. It is situated approx 2km from Competa and only 25 minutes to the coastal resort of Torrox. The property backs onto the Parque Natural of La Sierra de Tejeda, which is easily reachable by foot for those who enjoy walking and exploring this beautiful part of Axarquia.

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Alick

Alick & Debbie moved to this beautiful region of southern Spain in 2005 to start a new life in the Andalusian sunshine. Both had worked in the Greater London area for all their working lives prior to emigrating and were looking for a more relaxed lifestyle. Alick originally worked as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police and served for 5 years before moving into the financial services industry where he worked for 15 years prior to moving to Spain. Debbie had also worked in the financial services industry but latterly had a senior position working in the pharmaceutical industry. As well as letting out their apartment for holidaymakers they have a retail business in Competa and also run a property management business for owners of holiday rental properties. Recently, they have also become involved in a real estate business with a friend and colleague. They reside here with their two golden cocker spaniels, Timi & Maddie, who have become an attraction for many guests due to their friendly nature.

Alick purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Alick chose Cómpeta

When we viewed this property we fell in love with the breathtaking views it has to offer. Also, its peaceful location yet proximity to the beautiful, cosmopolitan village of Competa was a perfect fit for us.

What makes this apartment unique

Peaceful location, proximity to Competa and its many bars, restaurants and excellent facilities and amenities. Breathtaking views and use of a private swimming pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a great stay. We will definately be back.Thanks for a lovely venue with ideal facilities and great hosts' - Sue & Steve, Surrey. August 2008 via email.

"Excellent apartment, very clean and spacious with all mod cons. Could not have got better. Thanks for a wonderful holiday." - Mr & Mrs Farthing, Northants. Aug 2008 via Feedback Form

"Thanks Alick & Debbie for a fabulous stay. You are both so helpful and well informed on the area. We have really enjoyed our first visit to the area. You have made the apartment homely and comfortable. Hope to see you both again soon." - Mr & Mrs Carter, West Yorkshire, October 2008 via Feedback Form.
Nov 2005
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Cómpeta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • En-suite bathroom with bath/shower over, WC and hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (A Couple With Baby) Notes on bedrooms: Open plan lounge/bedroom with double bed, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Air conditioned (hot and cold).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Located on a short rural track. Car recommended but owners can arrange airport collection and taxi service to village. Ask for further details. Wi Fi internet access. Outside: Outdoor table, chairs and parasol. Use of owner's private pool (7.5m x 3.5m) during the summer months. BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen included and bathroom towels. Cleaned and changed on changeover or as necessary during stay. Laundry service offered on request. Other: Outside garden table, chairs and parasol for alfresco dining.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Everything we hoped for and more.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rey was just what we needed! It’s a very peaceful setting with amazing views. The apartment was clean and well kitted out. Debbie and Alick were perfect hosts, we found it hard to drag and ourselves away from the pool!

The journey into Competa can be done by foot or car, where there are plenty of places to eat/drink, stock up on supplies and lots to see.

Also in the town is a 25m municipal pool, with views across the mountains, not to be missed if you are a keen swimmer.

A wonderful break, thank you Debbie and Alick (Maddie & Timmy!)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely setting, very comfortable accommodation and excellent hosts

  • 4 of 5

This studio apartment was well equipped, comfortable bed! and a superb view from the outside space. We really enjoyed our stay. Timmy & Maddy (the dogs) are adorable but not there if you don’t want them to be. Likewise the hosts 😉A word of warning, the journey from the A7 is for experienced drivers only

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rey is just the spot to enjoy a peaceful relaxing break in a gorgeous setting with amazing views. The apartment is clean and very well equipped and to be able to use the owners' private pool and sunbeds is a bonus. The owners are lovely, there should you need them but not intrusive. All in all, a fabulous place.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning views would definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at this well equipped apartment. The views are to die for. There are some lovely restaurants in the village to eat and drink. A real quiet spot but near enough to a few lovely places to venture out. I would certainly recommend. Thank you to the owners Alick and Debbie and their two lovely dogs

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A touch of Spanish magic

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable studio flat with everything you may need; stunning views and well situated near delightful Competa, which retains the authenticity of Andalucia. There is easy access to the Parque Natural with spectacular walks, nature and views. Our hosts were charming and welcoming. A gem and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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~X~ Absolutely Perfect! ~X~

  • 5 of 5

I have just come back from staying a week at this beautiful studio. It is such a perfect little 'retreat' to get away from it all. Yet it is in walking distance into the beautiful little town of Competa. There you will find all that you need. there is lots of restaurants our preference was Oscars. You do not need a car here but if you want to venture out and about car hire is available. There are friendly taxi services and also bus runs to get to wherever you decide to go. Competa has a beautiful church in the main square, a must see! there is an English speaking service occasionaly at 6pm on Sundays. This town will capture your heart if you love the traditional Spanish way of life. iThe studio itself has all that you need, my friend and I have no complaints at all. It is decorated lovely and immaculate inside. Alick and Debbie are the perfect hosts! They are there as and when you want them to be, they are very helpful and even offered us lifts if needed!

I have to add their adorable little dogs Maddie and Timmy made our holliday home from home :) Like their owners they are there if you want them to be! I would highly recommend this place and certainly will be returning again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Esther Thanks so much for your wonderful review, we are glad you had such a great time. We all, including Timi and Maddie, look forward to welcoming you again next time. A, D, T & M.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Venta de Palma
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Meson las Gemelas
Nearest Ski
207 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


25 minute drive to Torrox Costa, 35 minute drive to coastal resort of Nerja and 40 minutes to Torre del Mar.


Approximately 1 hour drive from Malaga airport. Car hire is recommended.


8 minute drive to nearest village of Competa. 1 hour drive to Malaga. 35 minutes to Nerja and Nerja caves. 40 minutes to Torre del Mar and shopping complex at Velez-Malaga.

Further Details:

Competa is a white Andalusian village with several supermarkets and a card/book shop, banks and internet cafes. Restaurants and bars serving tapas are aplenty meeting most tastes and budgets both in Competa and surrounding villages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owners on contact details given. 20% deposit required on booking with balance due 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible. Arrival and departure times will be confirmed on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.