Owners of Finca La Mariposa, Steve and Karen, Invite you to stay at our 3 bedroomed Villa, located in the Sleepy Little village of Valle De Abdalajis, sample the 'Real Spain' experience. Property is designed for a comfortable and relaxing visit, with 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) a cot is available on request, separate fully equipped Kitchen Lounge-diner, equipped with 3 sofa's, and a large 8 person dining table. large family bathroom, Outside toilet. Located in rural surroundings and set in private landscaped grounds with a large pool (10 x 4m), and large heated Jacuzzi. There is parking for several vehicles on the private driveway behind gates. We are ideally situated for touring Inland Andalucia. Abdalajis (1 km away) with traditional bars/restaurants, is the Parapente capital of Spain. 15 mins drive away is the stunning El Chorro natural park renowned for rock climbing and adjoining picturesque Lakes of Ardales, and the Caminito Del Rey, the Kings walk (which is a truly amazing experience of walking around and through the mountains). Equidistant is El Torcal with it's magnificent Karstic Rock formations. Historical Antequera, only 30 mins drive away, offers a stunning golf course, it is also a shoppers paradise, with it's ancient narrow streets and it's plethora of quaint shops and architecture. Horse riding is available locally for all levels of rider where you will experience some of the most beautiful views, you can book from 2 hours to a few days. We are conveniently centrally located between both Malaga and Granada Airports. For further information visit us on www.fincalamariposa.com
Three Bedroom Villa in Valle De Abdalajis, El Chorro, Inland Costa del Sol - Peaceful Location, Magnificent Mountain Views
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2018
About Steve Wright
Hola, we are Steve and Karen proud owners of Finca La Mariposa, which was originally designed and built by Steve and his late wife Tania and enjoyed living here for more than 10 years. Now UK based we have kept the property for our own use, as it is too wonderful and unique to part with. We wish to share our property with others of a like mind.
Steve Wright purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Steve Wright chose Valle de Abdalajís
Stand on one of the patios here at Finca La Mariposa and it will become obvious why we purchased this plot of land. The views are, lets just say pretty impressive. Back in 2004 during our extensive travels of Inland Andalucia, we just happened to drive through this little Spanish village quite a few times on our property search. We happened upon this half an acre plot with planning permission to build a home, quite a rarity. We designed the villa ourselves and 1 year(ish) later we moved in. We absolutely love this area with its quaint little white villages and its impressive richness of places to visit, El Torcal and El Chorro both only a stones throw away. Abdalajis is the Parapente capital of Spain, sit here and watch them throw themselves off the Mountain.
What makes this Villa unique
Finca La Mariposa is conveniently located, within 40 minutes of the Airport at Malaga, away from all the hustle and bustle of the packed coast, yet within easy reach of places to visit like Seville, Granada, Antequera, Cordoba, and of course a trip to the coast. Our villa is well equipped, with its Air conditioning in all rooms, full size English beds and luxury bedding, fully equipped kitchen for those keen to cook, and of course your own private patio and BBQ area, nip outside and catch a quick dip in the pool or a relax in the large heated 6 person jacuzzi. Walk along the tracks connected to the property or laze on one of the terraces with a tipple from the poolside bar the choices are endless, either way, we hope you will appreciate our tranquil location, and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do every time we return.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic home for relaxing by the pool and exploring local area
We have just returned from a fantastic week in Andalucia. The villa has everything we needed - plenty of space for a family of five, large an dfully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and of course the pool and hot tub. When we arrived the children reckoned it was even better than in the pictures! And the lovely gifts of fruit, bread, olives and a bottle of cava in the fridge were really appreciated! Weather was mixed during our stay - some gorgeous sunshine, alongside the most intense thunderstorms I have ever experienced - so couldn't make as much use of the pool as we would have liked. But we still got out every day. It is quite a steep drive up the road and track from Valle de Abdaljís, so make sure your car is up to the job. It takes about an hour to drive to Málaga airport, and 30 min to Antequera, along some very windy roads, so be prepared to travel slowly. It is also about 30 min down to Álora from where you can take the train to Málaga - this was very easy, and avoided having to find parking when visiting the city. And El Chorro at the end of the Caminito de Rey is only 30 min away. Valle de Abdalajís itself is unremakrable, and extremely quiet, but with so much only a stone's throw away, we just enjoyed the calm and peace.
Fantastic week away. Villa very spacious and well equipped. Lovely pool and jacuzzi. Beautiful Mountain View’s . Amenities in local village would highly recommend
A little bit of paradise.
Fantastic start to finish, great directions so no problem finding villa. Everything was as good of not better than described, set in a wonderful location, facilities were spot on, clean and clearly well maintained, the pool with it's view is unbelievable, hot tub stargazing at night was a lovely addition, having the bbq was great for cooking the locally sourced food from either the village or a drive to antequera. Some nice restaurants and tapas bars in the village are well worth a visit. Been recommending this to everybody and will be going back sooner rather than later. Book direct and save a bit as well. The most relaxing holiday I have ever had...
Relaxing holiday in a beautiful area
What a wonderful place to stay, beautiful setting away from all the hustle and bustle of the coast.The house was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The pool was fantastic,we were a party of five with ages ranging from 2yrs to 60+ and without exception everyone had a great time. Steve and Karen always answered any queries swiftly. Loads of walks,although it was too hot 35C to try any,but the El Chorro gorge and lakes well worth a visit. Wouldn,t hesitate to recommend and intend on returning in the future.
Beautiful setting, lovely villa
Very relaxing, extremely enjoyable, peaceful stay in a fabulous villa. It really is a beautiful setting to ‘get away from it all’. Pool area especially good, well kept, clean and well furnished. We have two active teenage boys and they loved the pool. For us, car was essential, shopped at the local supermarket in the village as well as Lidl in Antequera (30 minute drive). Favourite restaurant was just on the way out of the village, Venta los Atanores, food lovely and reasonably priced. We walked down to the village which was great but uphill on the way back was hard work !
Owners Steve and Karen, always very helpful and very quick to respond from time of booking to a query whilst we were there. Tip - if WIFi password doesn’t work, try the PIN on the bottom of the router 😁�
We had a great time, thank you.....
A little piece of Paradise
We knew from previous reviews that we had found a gem. But in reality we had actually found a little piece of paradise called Finca La Mariposa, and we never wanted to leave.
The location of the villa is perfect with wonderful views from the pool, Jacuzzi, dining and roof terraces. The pool is large with plenty of room for 4 adult sized inflatables and the hot tub was a fabulous place to enjoy a cocktail (or two) in the evening. The spotless outside loo was very handy when poolside. We ate breakfast under the dappled shade by the pool bar and lunch (usually about 4pm!) and dinner under the shade of the dining terrace.
The interior is large, spacious and airy thanks to air con in every room and roller shutters on the windows. The kitchen is large and well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, plus eye level oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The bedrooms are a good size and the two bathrooms each have a large walk in shower plus there is a bath in the family bathroom. The lounge has a large screen TV, which was great for watching some of the World Cup matches - particularly from the reclining leather sofa (the recliner was so comfy that all who sat there fell asleep!).
The villa is close to the village of Valle de Abdalajis, where there are several shops for buying fresh produce. However, we stopped at the Mercadona at Alora (mid-way between airport and villa) en route to stock up on groceries etc so that we had no need to leave the villa. The road/track leading to the villa is steepish in places but easy (and fun) to negotiate by staying in first gear. The driving instructions from airport to villa, supplied by Steve, were easy to follow, however, searching for Calle la Vinuela, Valle de Abdalajis on phone sat nav also works.
All contact with Steve and Karen before, during and since our stay was easy with prompt responses and they provided helpful tips and recommendations. Thank you both. There is also a folder at the villa with useful info.
If you are looking for somewhere to relax, unwind, completely lose track of time and recharge your batteries look no further!
We hope to return very, very soon.
We are located about 45kms from a selection of beaches either side of Malaga. As an alternative try the nearby lakes of Ardales, located in pine forests where you can swim in the natural water deposits, collected from the nearby mountain ranges. Or even try the pedalo hire. There is Horse riding nearby for all levels of rider, with some of the best mountain rides you will ever experience from 2 hours to a few days, details are in the villa. We are located very close to the Caminito del Rey, which is a wonderful walk around the mountain at El Chorro through the pine forest and along suspended walkways bolted to the side of the mountain, book online before you travel.
Malaga airport is about 45 mins drive away. Granada airport 60 mins away, but very quiet. car hire is required, we recommend carjet.com.
1km from centre of Valle De Abdalajis. Antequera is a ½hr drive away through beautiful countryside. Seville 1½ hr drive. Granada 1 hr drive, Malaga ¾hr drive. Other places of interest: El Chorro, El Torcal and the Ardales Lakes the Lakes of Vinuela and Fuerta De Piedra are all within a short drive.
A selection of bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, post office, banks and a chemist are all located within the village. Finca La Mariposa is set just 1km from the village centre, where you can walk up above the house and enjoy the views and total tranquility on offer. This area is awash with colour and is a photographer/painters paradise. 'Twitchers' will relish in the abundance of birdlife, from Bee-Eaters to Griffon Vultures with the occasional passing Parakeet.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: To secure a booking a deposit of 25% of the total cost is required on booking with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. A £200 refundable breakage deposit is required with all bookings. Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. Arrival time 14.00 hrs and departure time 10.00 hrs (Flexibility however depending upon other guests arriving and departing). Notes on prices: Pricing is based on a weekly rate (up to 6 persons sharing) in UK pounds.