The Villa Dama De La Sierra is set in a stunning position overlooking some of the prettiest whitewashed villages in Andalusia. Having spectacular views of the mountains and the coast from Malaga Bay in the West to Nerja in the East. As the sun begins to set, you will start to feel the fresher cooler mountain air and as the shadows lengthen, then give way to truly breath-taking sunsets. The villa is situated on the hillside in the National Park on the footpath to La Maroma, at 2069m (6,828ft) the highest peak of the Sierra Tejeda-Almijaral mountain range which towers over the villa. The setting is beautiful, very quiet with no background noise from any roads and is located by the side of a private lane. An ideal base from which to explore the area, go to the beach, walk-in the hills, or just relax by the private pool. Get the barbie on and have a glass of chilled wine with friends and family, you have found paradise.
Villa located in National Park with stunning sea & mountain views, just 30 mins from sandy beaches
Anthony & Andrea Neale
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 8, 2018
About Anthony & Andrea Neale
We have a big family of four boys and now grand children too. Going away on holiday was always difficult and trying to please everybody was hard and in many instances proved a disappointment.
Anthony & Andrea Neale purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Anthony & Andrea Neale chose Canillas de Albaida
We decided to buy our own Villa in Spain and design and build our own holiday experience. It had to be suitable for all of us to use and enjoy coming year after year. One of the main reasons for choosing this area of Spain was for the weather (the best climate in Europe). It is also superbly located to lots of different activities that we and the boys really enjoy, skiing; golf; paragliding; walking; horse riding; kite surfing you get the idea, lots to do and see. The Villa must comfortably accommodate the nine of us. Giving us plenty of room, so that we are not to trip over each other and invading each other’s space.
What makes this Villa unique
We added a games shack and play area that is located away from the Villa. Therefore, those that want to be quiet and read, swim, or simply soak in the Sun can do so. We placed DVD payers in all bedrooms, this allows for some quality “me” time, while watching one of the hundreds of the films we have. This arrangement has proved successful with our family. We look forward to getting together here but we can all still do our own thing, without annoying anybody else in the process. The Villa and all its thoughtful details have been designed specifically to have a great holiday, in a great location. This too has proved a big hit with our guests. The proof of which is over 25% of our bookings are made by previous guests returning, some for the forth time.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A beautiful well equipped house with spectacular views
The house was wonderful if a little more remote than I had realized. The first car trip out from the house was a little hair raising but we soon got used to the steep winding roads. Our party of 7 adults ranging from 27-62 years made full use of the pool and table tennis as well as strolls in the spectacular national park and exploring local villages . A day also spent on Maro beach and a trip to Granada.. A wonderful time had by all
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was delighted to read that you all had a fab holiday. We all find the local roads a little daunting first time around, but as you found, you soon settle in and then zoom around with ease. I was so pleased too that you enjoyed the stunning walks from right outside the villa gates. It is very difficult to convey in an advert the tranquillity and fantastic views that driving an extra 5 minutes delivers. Plus the villa is beautifully appointed, like your home from home. I hope your holiday memories will linger with you for a long time, until next year, see you then! Best regards Anthony
The villa is superb, lovely views and everything has been thought of to make the stay memorable
Great views, clean and well thought out. The pool was brilliant. Everything in the villa has been though about and it made the stay relaxing and enjoyable. The road up to the Villa seemed a bit of a journey, especially on the dirt track, but once we’d done it once it was fine and gave us the opportunity to enjoy the view as we descended into the local town. The villa was clean and well maintained. The communication not only with Anthony, but with the local lady was superb and made everything from directions to collecting the key and arrival seem effortless.
Perfectly appointed villa with spectacular star gazing
After meeting Vikki and Simon to collect the house keys in nearby Competa, we travelled high up the winding hill side to the most wonderful villa with spectacular views towards the sea and the coast of Morocco. On the edge of the National Park, we enjoyed early morning walks along the easy pathways outside the villa, again taking in beautiful views of the surrounding mountain range. The nearby towns of Archez and Canillas de Albaida had a few lovely restaurants and bars where we ate tapas lunches and steak dinners on a few occasions. Many of our best meals however were spent on the beautiful terrace overlooking the countryside and towns below, watching the spectacular sunsets. The very well equipped kitchen and cooking facility made catering for our party of 9 very easy. The villa and surrounding pool area and gardens are spacious and immaculately maintained. We had great fun with table tennis tournaments and games in the pool.
The villa has everything you’d need for a restful and chilled out break. If you are feeling more adventurous, some of our party tried the horse trek from nearby Canillas de Albaida and couldn’t praise it highly enough.
Without doubt the highlight of our stay was our nightly viewing of the stars above. We would turn every light in the house off and lie gazing up at the sky for hours at a time...In awe of how clear and spectacular the shooting stars and Milky Way appeared.
Communicating with the villa owner Anthony was easy and helpful as were the management company of Vikki and Simon who were a real pleasure to deal with, arranging airport transfers, giving great tips for things to do and keeping the villa looking immaculate.
We had the most amazing family holiday with fantastic memories made all the more special by the spectacular location and perfectly appointed villa.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your time with us. I have passed on your comments to Viki, they work really hard to make sure our high standards are maintained. The pictures on the site don’t capture the true experience and the reason we all love coming back to our Spanish hideaway, it’s simply stunning:) but shhhhhh it’s a secrete!! See you all again soon.
As a party of four adults, and three teenagers, we visit this area of Spain every Easter. This was our first stay at this villa and it exceeded all our expectations.
It's further up the mountain than we normally go, but we are used to the windy roads and the views are absolutely breathtaking. Located on the very edge of the national park the surrounding scenery is stunning. There are numerous well marked walking routes connecting the numerous tiny villages nestled in the valleys. Apart from the occasional goat bells the location is as peaceful as you can get, a real gem of a place to get away from it all.
The surrounding villages all offer restaurants serving fabulous food at incredibly reasonable prices (we did a huge amount of eating out).
The villa itself was immaculate and, I feel larger than the photos suggest, there was plenty of room for two families. It was spotless and very well appointed. If we hadn't eaten out so much we would have found everything we needed in the kitchen and all of the little touches inside made it feel like home. The games shack was a huge hit with the kids as was the table tennis table that was in constant use. The villa was the best we have stayed in in all our travels in Spain.
It was a pleasure to liaise with Anthony, the owner, who made the stay and arrival at the villa very smooth. The welcoming jug of sangria went down very well.
There is no negative criticism I can give to the villa or it's location, it made for the perfect holiday, we had a fabulous time and can't wait to return.
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding with extensive trails up into the mountains, for all abilities. We are able to offer GPS guided walks in the mountains from outside the front gates of the Villa. Paragliding holidays with tandem option for those who want to have go. We also have a Satellite Navigation system available for your Hire Car with the pre set destinations and ‘home’, so you will never get lost.
30 mins (11 miles/18km) drive to the beach.
Car hire is essential to fully appreciate the area. 50 mins Malaga airport, 95 mins Granada airport. An airport pick up service is available and car hire waiting at the villa if preferred. Turn-by-turn sat nav available at the villa with some popular pre set destinations. This is a real time saving device.
Archez 5km (3 miles). Competa 7km (4 miles). Veles-Malaga 18km (11 miles). Nerja 37km (23 miles). Malaga 57km (36 miles). Alhambra Palace Granada 100kms (63 miles). Gibraltar 200km (123 miles).
Within 7 mins drive of: great restaurants and bars, discothèque, shops, bank, doctors, dental surgery. Taxi available to Nerja and the coastal strip. Good bus service into Torrox from Competa if required.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: All bookings confirmed with a 25% non refundable deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks from the date of arrival. Payments are accepted by, personal cheque and bank transfer. Final balance to include £150 damage bond. Refunded by Inter-bank transfer after a satisfactory inspection, within 7 days. Fair usage of electricity 30 units for each rental night, additional units 0.10p. Gas central heating and logs are available if required at 12 Euros per day, payable locally. Changeover Day: We will work around our guests needs and be as flexible as possible. Notes on prices: Rates shown are per bedroom required per night. A minimum of 3 bedrooms may be rented during May, June, July, August, September, Easter and Christmas. Two bedrooms may be rented at other times with a supplement of £100 per week (pro-rata). Example 2 bed option in April = £25pn x 2 bedroom option = £50pn x 7nights = £350 + £100 supplement = £450. 3 bedroom option in June £31pn x 3 bed = £93 x 7 nights = £651 per week.