Two bedroom villa with Wifi, private pool, terrace, BBQ and stunning views.
Chris and Bob Bradley
- english, spanish
Why Chris and Bob Bradley chose Sayalonga
We have created a tranquil jewel with beautiful gardens in the Andalucian countryside with a five star rating for amenities and hospitality.
What makes this Villa unique
We are flexible with our rental start dates to enable guests to take advantage of lower cost midweek flights.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely Summer holiday with the kids
Thank you to Chris and Bob for allowing us to stay at this little gem. We wanted a place to take our kids to relax and unwind before they returned to school and it was the perfect spot. After overcoming the tricky road to get to the Villa you are met with this lovely house and amazing views. The kids (aged 5 &6) wasted no time jumping into the pool which you will have sole use of while you are here. The villa has all you need to make your stay comfortable and we particularly enjoyed the private terrace outside where we could have a BBQ in the evening while the sun went down. We did spend time exploring the surrounding areas and there are some nice beaches in Torrox and Algorrobo just a short drive away. The kids loved the be able to swim in the sea but ultimately the best day they had was the Aquavelis water park in Torre Del Mar. We spent the entire afternoon there as there is so much for them to do. We did a bit of sight seeing in near bye Nerja and the caves which was an amazing experience, but its very popular so book ahead of time to guarantee your entry time. We finished off our stay with a catamaran cruise recommended by Bob and its was the perfect way to end the holiday, with amazing sunsets views. Definitely recommended by us. After our busy days it was nice to come home with the adults relaxing around the pool and the kids not wanting to get out of the pool. The fans in the rooms provided where a life saver, we had some hot weather and the fans made it comfortable to sleep at night. All in all, we really wanted to stay longer than a week but a big thank you to Chris and Bob for their hospitality and recommendations. It was everything we had wished for.
Home Away From Home!
We spent a lovely 8 days at Finca Almendra. After navigating the track for the first time we arrived at the villa and were immediately able to drop our bags and enjoy the pool area and beautiful views of the late afternoon. We had stocked up with groceries on the way to the property so we filled the large fridge with provisions and also enjoyed the homemade loaf which had been left in the villa for us.
The kids enjoyed the games and lego and often spent time indoors when the sun was at its hottest. There is good shade around the pool, consisting of two large sun shades and four loungers which can be moved to take advantage of the natural shade of the trees. Chris and Bob are very discreet and gave us lots of privacy even though the pool area is right in front of their part of the property. They were available for advice and a chat when needed and otherwise we had our own space. They didn't seem to mind at all when the kids made loud noise playing around the pool!! Bob is particularly useful for local info and ideas of where to visit and local events. We enjoyed lots of community events in Sayalonga during our stay in mid - late August.
From a practical point of view, the villa is well equipped and anything else you need can be easily purchased at the local supermarkets. There are ample towels for use in the bathroom but you should bring your own pool towels for use outdoors. We used the fans during the nighttime as it was very hot when we stayed, the kids seemed to cope fine with that and if the shutters are open, there is enough air flowing through to get a good night's sleep.
There is a beautiful breakfast terrace which we used every morning for our coffee and pastries. When we ate lunch and dinner we used the indoor table and stored all bread and food well wrapped up or in the fridge to make sure the ants weren't attracted to come in!
Overall a great experience and would recommend for anyone looking for a quiet, away from it all holiday, not too far from the coast. Chris and Bob are excellent hosts. We must also mention the gardens which are absolutely immaculate and must take a lot of maintenance and attention to keep in such good order.
Thanks for your comprehensive review. The ant problem has been addressed with avengeance!
Bob and Chris
A view like no other!
We had a lovely holiday - the villa is absolutely spotless and has everything you could ever need. The swimming pool is fab and the view is unbelievable! Sayalonga is the perfect Spanish village, with a lovely square and great restaurants. Chris and Bob were fantastic and the star of the show was their little dog Chicca!!!
Best Holiday Ever!
We had an amazing and much needed holiday. Chris, Bob and Chica are fantastic hosts.
The villa is attached to Chris and Bobs home, they are always on hand/ contactable if needed. They respect your privacy, unlike Chica who will run into your villa, jump up on the couch and demand a belly rub (no problem at all).
The dirt road was a bit tricky on the first attempt but soon you’ll find that you time yourself and try to set a personal record (10mins for me).
The area is beautiful and you will not be disturbed. Saylonga is the nearest town and is picturesque. Some nice wee restaurants in the square which we visited a few times. And there’s a husky pup which sits in one of he newsagents on the main road. Definitely worth a look.
I can’t remeber the name of the beaches we visited but they were small coves with only a handful of people on each beach. Unsure as to whether or not they were nuddy beaches, so go with an open mind.
Thanks again to Chris and Bob for their advice and recommendationsC and for their hospitality and company on the last night.
Thank you for your review, David and Azura. We are pleased you enjoyed a much needed break in the tranquility we can offer. Hope you make good use of the paella pan too with memories of a lovely, relaxing holiday.
Chris and Bob
Relaxing holiday in stunning scenery
We have just returned from a lovely holiday at Finca Almendra. The setting is stunning, with views through the mountains to the sea, lemon and olive trees, and many flowers and birds. We were given a warm and friendly welcome from the hosts, who assisted us fully with directions, activity ideas and anything else we needed! We enjoyed sole use of the pool and found all we needed in the homely and comfortable villa. We visited the Alhambra in Granada, the coast, caves and did a river walk up a gorge. We got used to the windy and often unmade track from Sayalonga to the house as it traverses the mountains. This meant that we felt "away from it all" once back at the peaceful villa at the end of the day. A warm and relaxing holiday with lovely hosts and stunning scenery.
Thank you Julie for your review of our jewel in the Andalucian countryside. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us in this special place and hope you will visit again.
A week at the wonderful Finca Almendra
A holiday at the Finca Almendra is very special for two key reasons:
Firstly the Finca itself and its stunning location. The Finca is comfortable and well equipped. It has a decent sized swimming pool set within magnificent surroundings.It is also graced with beautiful, well maintained gardens.
Secondly, the owners Chris and Bob are such kind, helpful and friendly people that they must be mentioned in their own right. Bob went out of his way to meet us at Sayalonga when we first arrived as it was quite late in the evening and he was concerned about us finding the place safely (there is a rather tortuous track leading to Finca Almendra).They were both very helpful re. suggesting which places to visit ands where to park etc. At the end of the week it felt like saying goodbye to friends.
We had a great week and thoroughly recommend a stay at the Finca Almendra
Thank you Christopher and Jill for your very complimentary review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Finca Almendra so much.
The coast is approximately 20 minute's drive from Finca Almendra. Caleta de Velez, a fishing port also has good beaches, restaurants, harbour and marina. Adjacent to Caleta is the larger resort of Torre del Mar with its aqua park, beaches and more extensive shopping. Also the resort of Nerja is within easy reach.
Malaga airport is a one hour drive along the coastal motorway.
The Moorish white villages of Competa, Canillas, Corumbela, Archez and Sedella are all within a short drive and offer plenty of interesting buildings, shopping, tapas bars and restaurants.
The village markets with local crafts and produce such as honey, olive oil capture the flavour of the area as well as the unmissable fiestas during the summer.
Further afield are the towns of Ronda, Malaga, Cordoba, Seville and Granada with its amazing Alhambra Palace and gardens.
Inland is the true rural Spain of the Axarquia with its charming Moorish white villages, spectacular National Parks of the Sierras - a perfect location for walking and bird watching.