Detached villa situated in the exclusive residential area of Cotobro in Almunec
After many years of coming to the area on holiday we knew that we wanted to retire here. My husband is a builder and after building homes in the UK he decided what he really wanted to do was build in Spain, what better place to build than the place we knew so well.. After at least 5 years of looking for a suitable building plot we eventually found one in Cotobro, were we built two houses, Villa Estrella being one of them.. Members of our family also love the area , Due to visits to us two other family members have now bought holiday homes close by.
Why Christina chose Almuñécar
The main advantages of this villa are its very private , very well equipped and of course the the stunning sea and mountain views..We love Almunecar, its a very friendly town and we consider the town to have just the right mixt of residents from different countries while still managing to remain typically Spanish..
What makes this Villa unique
The Costa Tropical is a very beautiful area of Spain, unlike all the other built-up Costas, where the mountains come down and meet the sea. Wonderful unspoilt beaches and coves and stunning scenery. Villa in most idyllic spot overlooking the fabulous Cotobro Bay and Punta de la Mona peninsular. Wonderful climate, restaurants and places to visit.” All in all lots of activities if you want to be active or a beautiful pool and garden to relax by.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
The villa isnt suitable for children under 5
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Saturday - Saturday changeover days .
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Best view in town.
We have been doing villa holidays for 25 years now and this villa is right up there in our top 5. The views are beautiful and we spent plenty of time relaxing and enjoying them from the many balconies.
The villa has everything you need, even down to a good supply of loo roll. Lack of them is a real bug bear of ours ! The pool area is lovely and quiet and while the pool is not the biggest it was great for cooling off.
Contact with Christina was excellent before we went and while we were there. We were sorry not to actually meet her as she was recovering from a fall but we did see Peter a few times. Although the couple live next door they respected our privacy.
Of course to get the views you need to be high up and while the villa is at the top of a very steep hill it only takes 5 minutes in the car to get down to the flat and a gentle stroll along the front into Almunecar. I'm sure younger/fitter legs than ours would manage the trek back up!
We had a fabulous time at the villa and would highly recommend it. We're already looking at when we might go back!
My wife and I had a wonderful stay in Villa Estrella. The views from the balconies are fantastic, whether you're watching the sunrise at breakfast or watching it set with a few accompanying sundowners! The villa is well laid out and very well appointed. The nearby town of Almunecar is within walking distance (just mind the hill on the way back!) and has good shopping, beach, restaurants and bars. The next nearest town of Herradura is a smaller version of Almunecar, but you need transport to get there. We recommend lunch in the Marina del Este, which is visible from the balcony. Again, you will need transport. The owners, Christina and Peter, live in the villa next door and are always on hand to offer help or advice. We can't thank them enough for the multiple times they came to our rescue! If you want to get out and about, the local, English speaking taxi service is excellent, but if you want to strike further afield, a car is a must. Granada, Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada are practically on the door step and make for a good day trip. The more adventurous could reach Seville or even Gibraltar. We're not ones for visiting the same place twice, but we might have to make an exception with Villa Estrella.
In one word, Villa Estrella is "SUPERB"
Over the past ten years, we have stayed in villas located in Granada Province and the Costa Tropical, but by far this is truly the best. Whether you are on the lounge balcony or either of the two bedroom balconies, the view over the sea and Marina del Este is stunning.
The design and layout has been carefully thoughtout, the three outside terraces on different levels add to the features. Peter & Christina should be complemented on their attention to detail. Although in the background, they were always available for advice and recommendations.
It was my wife’s birthday on our second day there and by emailing Christina in advance, she arranged for flowers, wine and cava to be in the villa on our arrival, plus also recommending and pre-booking the Los Geraneos Bar/Restaurant in Plaza de la Rosa, where we had an afternoon lazy lunch to celebrate. After eating there, I can also recommend this restaurant, the food was excellent.
You do need a car, the road down from the villa to the Playa is really steep, do not recommend walking up and down. Taxi prices reasonable, from the villa to Playa Bar/Restaurants €6 or villa to Almunecar €10.
Perfect in every way
As seasoned travellers including many visits to Spain we needed to find a villa with views that was well located for a months stay. Villa Estrella exceeded our expectations and offered comfortable accommodation with outstanding views in a quiet location. The pool and pool area was a delight and we spent many hours relaxing there. The local town Almunecar was close enough to walk to (although the villa is at the top of a steep hill) and offered everything we required for a month 'living' in Spain.
The owners were delightful and whilst they were close by were totally discreet and offered plenty of advice on local amenities.
As travelers we have a golden rule not to return somewhere as there are so many places to see, however Villa Estrella and Cotobro/Almunecar were all so good that we intend to break our rule and use this villa again.
My wife and I have just had a fantastic holiday staying at Villa Estrella.
It was perfect for us. There are numerous sun terraces, beautiful secluded gardens and swimming pool. The only downside for me was having to leave.
The villa is comfortable and extremely well equipped. We wanted for nothing. I would not hesitate in recommending it and will happily return in the future.
Villa is lovely. Clean, bright and everything works!! The owners are helpful but un-obtrusive. The star of the show is the view. Sorry to re hash a well worn word but they simply are - spectacular. A peaceful spot but within a short drive of almunecar and la herradura
Villa Estrella de Cotobro is 0.6kms from the nearest beach. The Costa Tropical has 19kms of rugged coastline with coves and beautiful bays, there are also 26 different beaches with excellent facilities, all set against a backdrop of majestic mountains.
The nearest airport is Malaga which is 85kms away. Granada Airport is about the same distance, but Malaga has a far greater selection of flights. Car hire is essential. Lots of very reasonably priced car hire companies are at the airport.
It is possible to walk to restaurants and a supermarket from the villa, but it is down a steep hill. Almunecar is less than a five minute drive away .Almunecar is only 12 miles from the holiday resort of Nerja and the white village of Frigiliana .. Also within easy reach are the beautiful cities of Granada, Malaga, Almeria, with Seville and Cordoba near enough to go for the day. Of course not to be missed is a visit to the world famous UNESCO world heritage Alhambra Palace, which is just under an hours drive away.
Almunecar is a town of charm and character, overlooked by a Moorish castle. It was founded almost 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, its the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical, it boasts a micro climate which allows the cultivation of tropical fruits not found in other parts of Europe. Guests who know the area tend to come back again and again. Guests who do not know the area are surprised and delighted by its beauty and charm ...so very unlike the concrete sprawls of other Costas.There are many restaurants to sample here, if you are a lover of fish this is the place for you, most nationalities are catered for, a three course menu del dia can be enjoyed for as little as 7.5 euros. Also remember on the Costa Tropical when you buy a drink the tapas are free. There is no shortage of things to do, these include the excellent water sport facilities, the best diving in the region, divers will discover the best underwater courses here than anywhere along the southern coast.
3 Golf courses are within an easy drive, and paragliding to name a few. For family fun, Almunecar has a water park which is open during the Summer months, a bird park, a new aquarium and a lovely botanical gardens, Parc del Majuelo, where very often different festivals and concerts are staged. Try coming over Semana Santa (Easter), Almunecar's processions are regarded as some of the best in Spain. The pretty seaside town of Nerja is only a 20 min drive away, visit the famous Nerja Caves. Also well worth a visit is the hilltop white village of Frigilliana, enjoy the amazing sea and mountain views, followed by a stroll around quaint streets with lots of pretty shops, again only a 25 min drive. For naturists there are a couple of beaches, the best being Cantarrijan, which is very close. In Almunecar there are all the shops you need as well as banks and supermarkets. Our Guest Book contains highly complimentary comments from all the guests who have stayed here and we can provide copies on request.