Holiday Villa Cartama Estacion, Malaga Area, Costa Del Sol - Peaceful, Rural Location, 20 Mins Drive From The Coast, Sat Nav Location 36.74026n, 4.6342
Why Property Manager chose Cártama
We chose this property in 2000, because of its ideal location for everything. It is within 25 mins walking distance from the village, where you have access to good train and bus services, should you prefer not to drive. The village has all the necessary facilities of banks restaurants and shops and a lively Sunday market. For people who have not visited inland villages, you will find drinking and eating out is very cheap. Menu del dia, a 3 course lunch is approx 7e in most places and the village Chinese does a 3 course meal, Tuesday to Friday including a drink, currently at a price of 6.95 e. Of course most bars are famous for their selection of tapas and fish.
What makes this Bungalow unique
A quiet break in a secluded area, where guests can relax on their own or join in with any of the games we have. Complete privacy was a must when we purchased the property.
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Had a great week in the flat and Carol and Richard were very helpful. Flat had everything we needed - forgot there were two bedrooms so we had a wardrobe each which was useful.
Wi-Fi was very hit and miss but managed to get it in front of Carol and Richard's house.
We enjoy walking into town for evening meals which in this case was not possible as it would have been a thirty minute walk (the first part was an unlit lane with dogs at most properties) although Carol and Richard do offer a taxi service.
Carol and Richard's three little dogs and two cats are brilliant.
Just a warning weather wise - we had a lot of rain the night before we left which resulted in road closures and what should have been a half hour journey to the airport taking an hour and a half.
Great week and would go again. Thanks Carol and Richard.
Barbara and Derrick - Nottingham
Thank you for the lovely review, please if you do come back here, let us know either in the morning, or the night before and we will drive you down and back for nothing Ok.
All the best for Christmas and the New Year
Regards Carol, Richard and Fluffs. Xx
Beautiful area and fab hosts!
I stayed for a week in Sept, my first holiday alone with my two children 3.5 and nearly 2..
I got car hire which is a must. Carol and Richard met me at a bar in the town, where they bought us drinks and chatted for a while before showing me the way to the villa.
It's setting is beautiful.
The accommodation is small but adequate and has plenty of out door space.. When your on holiday you don't spend much time inside so this didn't phase me.
The pool area is lovely and you are free to use this whenever, we had it too ourselves morning or afternoon when we weren't at the beach..
It was clean but yes their are flies wasps overnight so there is a net to use, which again you expect..
I also had ants in there the first night but was given a spray to use and a vacumn. As long as you clean up after Making food or eating there was no issue for the rest of our stay.
Carol and Richard are amazing hosts and nothing was too much for them, they did us a bbq, watched my two little ones from time to time, gave advise on where to go, we're very sociable in the evenings, and lent me mozi treatment, and even socks.
They really couldn't have done more.
My children loved the 3 gorgeous dogs and still ask after them (Toby is their fav) and still talk of Carol and Richard too bless..
Thank you x
Thankyou for such a very favourable comment. You and you family were absolutely brilliant, and it was a privilege to have you all stay. In fact for a few hours after you left, the dogs were looking round for their play mates.
Hoping you return to us another year.
Love Carol, Richard and the fluffs xx
Value for money!
Spent 8 nights and had a wonderful time, Richard and Carol were very friendly and helpful, really good for recommendations on what to do. Have to say that their 3 dogs were one of the highlights, friendly laid back and extremely sweet, living their best lives!
Thank you very much to you both, especially Richard who got up at the crack of dawn to drive us back to the airport, wish you both all the best, Kate, Gary & Linda x
Really pleased you all enjoyed your time with us and the fluffs, it was lovely having you all here.
All the best for the future.
Carol and Richard xx
One night was more than enough!!!!!
On arrival at the property we found the property owners to be very hospitable.
First impressions were how very small the property was extremely cramped for the 5 people it slept, the details on this website are misleading to say the least.
The Property needed a good clean surfaces and floors were sticky, tiles broken, generally grubby. Ants in the kitchen probably not helped by leftover food in cupboards from previously guests, and ants in in the bathroom.
Bathroom was horrendous a bi-fold door leading directly into the kitchen that wouldn’t close.
Following 3 of us having showers, water took a long time to drain leaving a raw sewage smell behind, only worsening as the evening progressed.
I could go on and on listing the issues, but feel that having to fork out for alternative accommodation says it all.
We had booked the apartment for a week but after spending one night, in the heat, air conditioning was inadequate and only in living room. With a combination of heat and raw sewage making sleep near impossible my husband ending up sleeping in the hire car.
After our first night we left the apartment early the following morning and decided we couldn’t stay another day in those conditions and made the decision to find alternative accommodation, which we did and returned later that day to collect our belongings and advise the owners of our reason for leaving.
After we left we contacted the owners via email asked for reimbursement in view of the fact we had only stayed one night - they dismissed our complaints.
We contacted them again asking for compensation they refused simply pointing us to their terms and conditions something which was never offered or received.
An official complaint was lodged with HomeAway but at the time of writing no response has been received.
When looking for holiday properties we always read reviews, it’s great to hear what other guests have to say about a property and helps when trying to decide where to stay. Normally we don’t leave reviews but feel that for this particular property it is important that future guests are aware of what they are getting, we can’t understand why the previous reviews are so good, it truly doesn’t deserve it.
Thank you Carol and Richard for all your help and support during our stay . Nothing was too much trouble. We will be back .
P.S. the torch has come in very useful!!
Am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we try to keep all our guests happy, and do anything we can to help. Would love to see you again in the future xx
Cozy home with good location when exploring the Andalusia area
We stayed a week at Carol and Richard's place on May 2017. There were 3 of us and had lovely time and plenty of space. Our daughter loved the dogs and swimming pool. We had BBQ almost every evening and afterwards explored the area by walking around the small roads. This was our first vacation in Spain and we're happy to choose this place for staying. Carol and Richard helped us with our every wish. Must thank Richard as he helped when my "stores" ran low :). Thank You.
Kristo, Heili and Rebeka from Estonia
Thankyou very much for your honest comments it was a pleasure having you and you family here.
All the best Carol and Richard xx
Special interest holidays:
Just a quick mention of the Feria Dates this year for those who enjoy visiting one on their visit with us.
Cadiz Anual Carnival is held in February.
Seville 2 weeks after Easter
Jerez 1st week May
Estacion De Cartama May 15th wknd Or nearest weekend
Cordoba last week in May
Algericas 1st week in June Marbella 2nd week in June
Benalmadena Last week in June Estepona 1st week July
Malaga 3rd week August Torremolinos Last week Sept
Fuengirola 1st week Oct San Pedro 3rd week Oct
World International fair 29th April to 3rd May held in Fuengirola.
We are located approximately 20 minutes by car from the Costa del Sol coastal resorts of Benalmadena, Torremolinos etc. 1 hour from Granada, and other inland towns and the lakes are within an easy drive.
Location is 15-20 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Torremolinos, then Benalmadena, Fuengirola etc. Car hire is advisable, but for guests who prefer not to drive, we can offer a taxi service, to the village or beyond, prices are shown in the bungalow information file. In the village you can travel by bus or rail, into Malaga and beyond along the coast or inland.
We are few minutes drive from Estacion De Cartama, which has lots of banks, shops, bars and restaurants and a lively market on Fridays and Sundays. The village is a flat 30 minutes walk away, and we also have 2 adult road bikes which guests can use to ride down the road to the village (please let us know on booking.) Mercadona, Lidl and Carrefour Express are situated in the village, which means shopping for essentials, is even easier. So you can get back here to really relax in the garden.
Places of interest in the area include the lovely Village Church in Cartama Pueblo with the Moorish Castle at the back, El Chorro and the Lakes, with its beautiful scenery, where you can walk, relax, even hire a boat to go round the lake, Granada and the Alhambra Palace, Nerja and its underground Caves, Rhonda and its lovely Old Town, Gibraltar, I could go on. Locally there is a riding centre which has just opened 2 miles up the main Pizarra road. Aqualand, Tivoli World, Sea Life centre and Wolf park are all within easy reach. We are ideally situated for walkers, cyclists, artists, or even bird watchers. We have 3 little dogs, who love to play and spend time with our guests, if they are welcomed of course. In fact many of our guests love the antics of them, and have even booked their holiday because we have such friendly dogs. SAT NAV LOCATION 36.74062 deg N, 4.63420 DEG W