A large hilltop Malaga villa with quality facilities, pool and views

Casarabonela, Ronda Mountains, Andalucia Property Ref: RD48
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    9 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 18
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  • Property Ref: RD48

Once a country hotel, now a self-catering holiday villa equipped to high standards for a large group of friends or family. Easy drive from Malaga. Sleeps 14 to 18.

Booking information for RD48

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from June to September, weather permitting.

  • The cost of air conditioning or central heating is not included in the rental and charged at cost locally in cash. The cost is calculated carefully.

  • A breakages deposit of 600 euros applies to this property. This sum is handed to the owner on the arrival and recredited to your bank account within a week of your departure, assuming no damage, unpaid bills or breakages have occurred.

  • When the entire villa is booked for 14 people or less at the reduced prices, 7 bedrooms are available and 2 bedrooms are left closed and unused.

Changeover day for RD48

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Summary

Once a country hotel, now a self-catering holiday villa equipped to high standards for a large group of friends or family. Easy drive from Malaga. Sleeps 14 to 18.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    9 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    9 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 18

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet in lounge area; Satellite TV (limited channels only); DVD; CD/radio; Gas and charcoal barbecues;  Private swimming pool (10 m x 4.5 m, 1.20 - 2.10 m deep); Sunbeds; Sunshades; Garden furniture; Table tennis; Games and books.

Self-catering
4-ring gas hob; Gas and electric ovens; Dishwasher; Microwave; 2 toasters; Juicer; Blender; Coffee machine and Italian coffee maker; Kettle; 4-door fridge; Industrial freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Tumble dryer; Iron & board; Hairdryers in all bathrooms; 2 cots & 1 highchair on request; Glass-fronted fireplace (firewood included); Fans; Air conditioning/Central heating (not included: see Booking information); All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Private parking with automatic security gate.

Layout

Ground floor
Reception hall; TV room; Lounge; Dining room; Kitchen; Utility room; Suite of two en suite bedrooms (one double, one twin).

First floor
Landing; Seven en suite bedrooms (5 doubles and 2 twins).

Exterior
Furnished patio; Barbecue area; Furnished viewing terrace; Swimming pool and garden; Private, secure parking for several cars.

Notes on Layout
The villa entrance has a ramp for wheelchair users and a downstairs bedroom and en suite bathroom have wheelchair access.
Non-public rooms used for storage are kept closed.

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Overview

Attractive and private, the villa is high up in the Sierra de las Nieves area of Andalucia, where it is precisely halfway between Malaga and Ronda and just 50 minutes from Malaga Airport.

The property covers the top of a hill, from where it offers marvellous views of the countryside and the neighbouring white village of Casarabonela.

It’s completely private and utterly tranquil.

Formerly a stylish country hotel, it retains many of the advantageous features that you would expect of such an establishment: quality furnishings, consistently high standards in all the bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, and an impressive kitchen.

There are also private grounds with a large pool.

From a quite steep but paved access track, an automatic security gate slides open to a large parking area for several cars. The villa looks good from every angle and you are naturally drawn to the broad patio, furnished for outdoor living, and where you have the main entrance.

The entrance lobby is tasteful and intimate, nicely decorated.

The generously large lounge (35 m²), painted in a pale lemon yellow, has a delightful atmosphere enhanced by natural sunlight through the bay window and double french windows leading outside. There are lamps, rugs and a fireplace.

The next room is a dining area for up to 18 guests, although tables can be separated for convenience. Good crockery and glasses are supplied for a full complement of guests.

Contiguous with the dining room is a solidly equipped kitchen equipped in stainless steel with a polished granite work surface. It’s very well set-up for any special meals you may want to prepare.

Double barbecue facilities (gas and charcoal) ensure that eating inside or out here is a versatile pleasure.

And if you want a rest from cooking while on holiday, lunch or dinner can be prepared on site for you by a professional chef on request. You can watch how Moroccan dishes, for example, are made, before sitting down to enjoy them. A flamenco event can often be arranged here, and a babysitter if you prefer to dine out.

The best spot at the villa has to be the long, covered terrace, well furnished for having meals outside or simply relaxing. The views range from the village in the mid-distance to far-off hills.

The pool area is the other favourite. It’s situated to one side of the main entrance patio, has a large swimming pool, plenty of sunbeds, sun umbrellas, and it is totally private. In this part of the property (which covers 20 acres of hillside in all), pathways lead up and around an old threshing circle, sheltered from the sun by tall pines.

The kidney-shaped swimming pool has Roman steps.

Note that the open garden space for children to play is restricted to the area by the pool which is ungated, otherwise the property is perfectly safe for children. The rest of the gardens are planted with cacti, lavender and other shrubs, roses and honeysuckle.

The villa has nine bedrooms, but if there are 14 people or fewer in your party, you can pay a lower rate and just have use of 7 bedrooms.

All have 2-metre long beds, en suite bathrooms, hairdryer, TV and a small writing desk. All are double-glazed, shuttered inside and out, and curtained.

The ground floor has a separate suite of two bedrooms, especially suited to a family. These two rooms have limited views of the countryside.

Popular excursions take you to Ronda, less than an hour away, and between the villa and Ronda is the Natural Park of Sierra de las Nieves, rich in tree and plant life, where there are marked walking routes.

Drive up to Pinsapo de Las Escaleretas to see 400-year old woods of the rare and ancient pinsapo tree, and take in the views of the valley and the Sierra’s highest peak, Torrecilla (1,919 m).

Marbella, with its high life, marinas and beaches, is an hour from the villa along a good, quiet road.

Local Casarabonela (population 2,700), apart from looking very white and pretty as part of your view, is a typical Ronda village in a farming area. It nevertheless has bar-restaurants, and you'll surely find a place or two that you like. Grilled meats and game are local specialities. If you don’t fancy driving, you can easily take a taxi between Casarabonela and the villa.

And if holidaying for you is about minimizing cooking, catering can be arranged, tasty Moroccan dishes in particular. The cook will come and cook at the villa so you can watch how the dishes are prepared before sitting down to them. For self-catering, there’s a convenient supermarket at the turn-off for the villa.

A flamenco performance can also sometimes be arranged.

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Location

Setting

Hilltop seclusion overlooking village.

Location

Up a track (the last part is steep and must be taken in first gear), a short drive from Casarabonela. We recommend a car with decent power and clearance.

Casarabonela 5 mins
Most facilities
Sierra de las Nieves 15 mins
Natural Park
Ronda 50 mins
Historic town
Marbella 1 hr
and Mediterranean beaches
airport Nearest Airports
Malaga (AGP) 45 mins
Gibraltar (GIB) 2 hrs
Jerez (XRY) 2 hrs 30 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs 30 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€2,825
€2,980
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
€3,175
€3,480
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€3,575
€3,700
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€3,825
€4,210
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
€3,575
€3,700
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€3,175
€3,480
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
€2,825
€2,980
Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€2,825
€2,980
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
€3,175
€3,480
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€3,575
€3,700
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€3,825
€4,210
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
€3,575
€3,700
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
€3,175
€3,480
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
€2,825
€2,980
Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£2,364
£2,494
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
£2,657
£2,912
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
£2,992
£3,097
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
£3,201
£3,523
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
£2,992
£3,097
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
£2,657
£2,912
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
£2,364
£2,494
Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$2,536
$2,675
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
$2,850
$3,124
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
$3,209
$3,321
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
$3,434
$3,779
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
$3,209
$3,321
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
$2,850
$3,124
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
$2,536
$2,675
Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$3,606
AU$3,804
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
AU$4,053
AU$4,442
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
AU$4,563
AU$4,723
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
AU$4,882
AU$5,374
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
AU$4,563
AU$4,723
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
AU$4,053
AU$4,442
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
AU$3,606
AU$3,804
Sleeps up to 18 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-14pax 15-18
09 Jan 201709/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$5,221
CAD$5,507
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 26 May 201726/05/2017
CAD$5,868
CAD$6,431
27 May 201727/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
CAD$6,607
CAD$6,838
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
CAD$7,069
CAD$7,780
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 15 Sep 201715/09/2017
CAD$6,607
CAD$6,838
16 Sep 201716/09/2017 13 Oct 201713/10/2017
CAD$5,868
CAD$6,431
14 Oct 201714/10/2017 16 Dec 201716/12/2017
CAD$5,221
CAD$5,507

Booking information for RD48

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from June to September, weather permitting.

  • The cost of air conditioning or central heating is not included in the rental and charged at cost locally in cash. The cost is calculated carefully.

  • A breakages deposit of 600 euros applies to this property. This sum is handed to the owner on the arrival and recredited to your bank account within a week of your departure, assuming no damage, unpaid bills or breakages have occurred.

  • When the entire villa is booked for 14 people or less at the reduced prices, 7 bedrooms are available and 2 bedrooms are left closed and unused.

Changeover day for RD48

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Damian | August | 2015

Stunning location, very high standard property, the perfect weeks holiday to do very little. Pool area has had all of the grass replaced with paving which was slightly misleading from looking at the images supplied, no real issue but with small children the grass may have been better. Frank was great, whenever we needed something he was easily contacted and very happy to help. We sincerely hope to return in the future. Thank you"

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Mike | June | 2015

We really loved it. Very clean. Huge. Old hotel so all rooms have their own bathroom and they have a big, nice industrial kitchen. Casarabonela has it's own small unique charms but this is a great jumping off point for exploring the Costa Del Sol, Ronda, Grenada, Cordoba etc.. We loved it and the people were very easy to work with!"

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Daphne | September | 2014

We very much enjoyed our visit. The villa was extremely comfortable with excellent fascilities. We also enjoyed our visits to the village. However we felt that your information needs to emphasise how steep and narrow the approach road was to the property and also that it is essential that guests have a vehicle ideally with a high wheel base. Otherwise everything was perfect. Thank you."

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