Country House 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- english, spanish
Why Emilia chose Cártama
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Family Holiday with Breathtaking Views.
My wife, two children and I have just returned from one of the best family holidays we have ever had and this villa played a huge part in making it such a wonderful experience.
The views from the rear, pool area of the villa are simply stunning and it was a treat watching the sunset over the mountains every night. The pool is a good size and we all enjoyed refreshing swims everyday to help us cool off from the heat. There are a couple of shaded veranda areas to escape the hot afternoon sun and multiple outdoor seating areas. The villa is in a quiet area on the hillside and is very private.
Within the villa, the rooms are all of a decent size and there are plenty of ceiling fans to keep them cool and the air conditioned, upstairs bedroom has a picture window where you can see the fantastic views of the mountains. There are plenty of towels, some family games and leaflets on things to do and places to visit.
If you want to get out and about you can walk down the hill to the castle ruins or head into the village itself. Up the hill takes you over some rocky hillside landscape with amazing wildlife and plants. from the top you can take in more breathtaking views of the sea, Malaga city and the surrounding mountains.
We had a car and took day trips to the incredible walled city of Alhambra in Granada, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. We also caught the train from the nearby Estación de Cartama to Malaga City and had a great day there. There are so many beaches within 30 minutes drive and the history of the region is fascinating.
The whole experience was enhanced by the wonderful service the owner provided. After booking the villa, Bernie, got in touch to tell us about the house, surrounding area, getting there, food shopping at the nearby Lidl, places to go and eat etc. He was friendly and very helpful with the information he provided. On arrival in Cartama, about 25 minutes from the airport, we met with Emilia and her husband who took us up into the hills above the village to the villa. They were both extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, telling us we could contact them during our stay if needs be.
I cannot speak highly enough of our experience in Cartama and this villa. Watching the sky turn red as the sun set over the mountains whilst taking a dip in the pool will live long in the memory. I am sure that should we visit Malaga in the future, we will be booking into this villa again.
Tranquility and nature
The photos online don't do justice to this villa - it is a very lovely property in a really beautiful spot, high on the hillside above Cartama. The views are absolutely spectacular and the wildlife impressive: we saw eagles, quails and goats every day. One of the daily highlights was "goat time" when the goatherd brought his goats down the hillside with a tinkling of goatbells around 1030 every morning!
We walked down to eat in Cartama on a couple of occasions - it's about a 15-20 minute walk and a nice way to work off your dinner coming back home up the hill. The pool was perfect - it's a very good size, although the location on the mountainside meant we needed to scoop out vegetation every so often. We found that the veranda was a godsend in the heat - our visit coincided with a heatwave and we spend much of our time eating, relaxing and generally chilling out on the lovely daybed and many comfortable chairs and in the evenings it was great watching the sun set and night fall from there.
There are extensive patio-d grounds with sun loungers and tables to allow you to eat outside and in the shade at most times of day and the pool and gardens are very well maintained and really beautiful. Our only niggle would be that the upstairs bedroom was really too hot to sleep in during the heatwave that coincided with our visit, but we could all fit in downstairs so it wasn't a problem for us. There's no air conditioning but plenty of fans provided so we made good use of them!
The villa is in a good location for visiting the coast and Malaga. We also visited the nearby lakes, or embalsas, really beautiful and about an hour's drive away at Ardales. Worth it for the swim in brilliant blue water. We also drove to Granada to see the Alhambra - it is a couple of hours away by car and spectacular.
One of the nicest things about the villa was that we felt really well looked after - we had a couple of teething problems and the lovely Amelia and Jesus were absolutely delightful, as was Bernie the owner - they couldn't do enough to help us and made us feel really welcome. Thank you!
My husband and I have just returned and have had a lovely time...The house is clean and quaint everything you need ,the pool is cleaned regular and is really private...
While I was there I was a bit unwell until Amelia and her husband helped us out taking us to the Doctors. Amelia was marvellous ...!!
Bernie who owns the villa has been brilliant, keeping us up to date and explaining how to get there which is really easy.
A big thank you to Bernie, Amelia and her husband for making this holiday really special. If you are looking for a total relaxing and private holiday this ticks all the boxes.
The villa has exceptional views and is very spacious. Spacious enough for 6 adults to spread around the terrace and do their own thing if they wanted to. We made use of the BBQ and the well equipped kitchen on a couple of nights but there are plenty of bars and places to eat down the hill in the village. The view is to die for, day and night. You do need a car unless you are super fit but there are plenty of places to visit in the area anyway. Although you can catch a bus at the bottom of the hill into Malaga for under 2 euros. Want to go back next year!
my family( 2 adults 3 kids) and I stayed at this beautiful quiet property. We flew into Malaga airport and rented a car. Cartama is 30 mins drive away and is really easy to find, we were met in the town and escorted to the property by a lovely woman who showed us around .The property is great for families , lots of space and its cool, I was concerned with the no aircon, but this was fine . The villa had every thing you need, home from home, there is a lidle at the bottom of the road and we got are food / drink there. The village below is great, its a good dander down but harder on the way up ( large hill ) but there is plenty to look at and we done this several times with the kids .
We will be going back !!
Down side ? none, easy to book , any trouble when there the woman gives you her mobile number ( we had none )
kids loved the mountain goats
Great location, friendly owners
This is a lovely villa in a very convenient location for many attractions, small towns and beaches. The owners are very welcoming and particularly helpful with suggestions of where to go and where to eat out. All in all we had a really good holiday.
20 minutes drive to nearest beaches on the Costa del Sol.
20 minutes drive to Malaga Airport. We could arrange airport transfer for you but we recommend that you rent a car. We will send you directions and a map on booking.
2km Cartama nearest town. 20 minutes drive Malaga Airport