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ZX 24

7/9 bedrooms, sleeps 14 to 18

A superb venue for a gathering of family & friends

Just below the village, on a high ridgetop, a perfect choice if you’re in search of a really big house to get together with friends and family...

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Review Icon"La verdad -- no pudo haber sido mejor. Por el 70 de mi madre fue el mejor festejo posible. La cena riquisima -- todos estuvimos super contentos, el cocinero y su hija eran divinos. Aparte comimos una noche en la Parada y pasamos perfecto. La villa es espectacular!! Todo con muy buen gusto. Disfrutamos mucho cocinando en la cocina, cumple con todas las aclaraciones del sitio web. Gracias por la flexibilidad con los detalles. Todo fácil y no tuvimos que preocuparnos con nada. Estuvimos todos tristes dejar estas vistas milagrosas. Estuvimos ya hablando del cumple de 50 de mi hermano en dos años, tal vez quisiéramos volver entonces! Muchísimas gracias por todo."

David (May 2017)

Review Icon"Paradise house! Stunning former hotel perched on an Andalusian hilltop. Mindblowing views on all sides. The decor tasteful, the rooms all gorgeous (en suite and with views), an incredible kitchen and veranda to eat breakfast looking at the jaw dropping landscape. Lovely pool area, and table tennis a nice addition. Frank was super communicative and very kind. We went with the whole extended family for a week and couldn't have asked for anything more. Paradise!"

Unknown (May 2017)

Review Icon"We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the elegant and spacious ZX24. The Villa is set high in a staggeringly beautiful location overlooking the whitewashed Village of Casarabonella The focus is on quality and space. We had a party of 4 families (14 people in total) and used only seven of the bedrooms. Every bedroom was unique and beautifully appointed. The 360 degree views are spectacular and the outside dining spaces on both sides of the villa are sublime. The pool is a perfect size and set just away from the main residence which gives it a very special feel. The kitchen is brilliant and a focal point the rest of the villa. I would recommend this property to any large group as we were all blown away by the whole experience. Even the children didn't want to head to the beaches ;-) "

Wayne (Sep 2016)

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Bedrooms

9 (seven doubles, two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool 9.5 m x 5 m, 1.2 m - 1.8 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside 2 km from Casarabonela in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

Sleeping 14 from 3,150 € to 4,460 € per week.

Sleeping 18 from 3,320 € to 4,940 € per week.

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Villa Description

Only half an hour away from Malaga and its coast

Absolutely stunning location nestled in the undulating hills above the white village of Casarabonela

Even though Casarabonela is only half an hour from the Málaga and its coast, don’t expect any of the urban sprawl of the coastal resorts. This delightfully sleepy village, with its labyrinth of narrow streets where you’ll find friendly bars, restaurants and shops tucked away round every corner, feels like a step back in Time.

To its north the Sierra de Robla climbs steeply up to almost 600m whilst in the valley below groves of citrus and almonds, and fields of wheat, stretch away towards the sea: the area is blessed by one of the most benign climates along Spain’s southern coast whilst in the sizzling summer months the breezes that blow in from the sea help keep things at a comfortable level.

Panoramic views & attention to the decorative details'

"This delightfully sleepy village, feels like a step back in Time!"

Just below the village, on a high ridgetop, this spacious villa makes a perfect choice if you’re in search of a really big house to get together with friends and family. With masses of communal living space, soaring views and a fully equipped kitchens you’ll find it difficult to drag yourself away from this idyllic spot!

To reach the house you follow a narrow, winding road down from the village, before cutting steeply up to the house’s ridgetop perch. The house is built in authentically andaluz style, fronted by a courtyard with a Moorish-style fountain, wafer-bricked columns supporting its entrance portal and topped by terracota tiles. Window surrounds are highlighted in classic, sandy-ochre albero tones whilst potted geraniums and succulents complete a very pretty picture on arrival.

Inner living space and a terrace-to-remember

take advantage of the spectacular views and catch the evening breezes. With so many nooks and crannies there are plenty of places to get away, or to congregate en masse.

Stepping inside the house feels cool and airy. The terracotta floor tiles of the outer terraces are replaced within by shiny ceramic tiles and everything sparkles like the newest pin: you’d hardly believe that it’s over a decade since the house was built. A reception desk in one corner of the entrance hall hints at its previous life: it was once a luxurious small hotel and has kept the owners’ original, high spec’ brief when it came to his choice of all materials, furnishings and fabrics.

Memorable views, rest and well-being all around..

"from 75 year old grandad to 1 year old grandson, EVERYONE equally enjoyed themselves."

Leading off from one side of the entrance hall you’ll find a generously proportioned sitting room. Painted in pale, pastel yellow contrasted by cushioned sofas and easy chairs in shades of plum and chalky blue, many decorative touches, along with original art work including a serie of framed prints of old Havana (there’s a family connection). High French windows flanked by yellow curtains lead out to the main terrace whilst a high, south-facing bay window has its own window seat, table and chairs. A big 40 inch plasma screen TV as well as a DVD player and music system. All windows are shuttered on the inside - the very best way to keep the summer heat at bay - whilst a glass-fronted wood-burner for the cooler times of year. The sitting room is big enough for everyone to gather in comfort.

And the cosy television room/snug, where you’ll find more comfy chairs and sofas, is perfect when some of your group wish to slip away to watch a DVD or a favourite TV programme.

To the other side of the entrance hall the dining room shares a similar decorative brief. This room also has high French windows giving onto the covered terrace with half a dozen wooden tables that can be slotted together according to the number of people in your party. The wooden, upholstered dining chairs are really comfortable. The same yellow colour scheme as you find in the sitting rooms imparts a fresh and airy vibe whilst a dark-wood dresser and a large, gilt-framed mirror add an air of formality. The dining room also has a woodburner set into a bricked fire place.

The swishest of bedrooms and bathrooms...

"You wouldn’t feel short-changed staying in any one of nine bedrooms... They are all supurb"

All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the same eye-catching wooden doors, windows and furniture with fabrics syncing nicely with their three different colour schemes: yellow, green or lilac-blue. Superbly equipped with fitted wardobes, antique writing desks, Casablanca-style fans and hot-and-cold airconditioning, the nine rooms take their names from different villages in the region.

Yunquera and Tolox are the only groud floor rooms. Casarabonela is, appropriately, the largest room and this is the only that has no bath tub though its shower room is enormous. Gauro is right next door, another really big room with a large double bed. Of the remaining rooms Istán, Monda and Ojén – a double, twin and a double respectively – all have French windows leading out to a long sweep of terrace whilst Alozaina, a double and El Burgo, a twin, are of similar proportions and identically equipped.

A Stunning garden with the same southern allure..

"This house is perfect, we had the most fantastic time - and the terrace is a great place to while away the evenings"

The mature terraced garden, with a swimming pool secreted away some 50m from the house behind a stand of cypress and oleander, was designed in the best of Mediterranean traditions. In amongst the original vegetation of wild olive and carob are agave, prickly pears, succulents, canary and falm palms along with bougainvillea, jasmine, bottle brush, roses and citrus trees.

Nature, Inspiration and enjoyment

"Nestled on it's own hill top almost every window provides epic views of the surrounding countryside."

A winding, terracotta pathway leads to the kidney-shaped 9.5m x 5m swimming pool - it has a liner rather than tiles – with a large expanse of terrace with views south towards Málaga and the sea. You’ll find a table and chairs should you fancy eating by the chlorine-filtered pool along with plenty of blue and yellow sun loungers and white, moveable parasols. There’s also a table tennis table that can be wheeled out should you fancy a game.

Across the way you’ll find an industrial laundry room - whilst just outside is a sheltered patio with a brick-built barbecue. There are also his and hers cloakrooms tucked away near the laundry room.

One of the best-equipped kitchens in Andalucia

We LOVED it here!

When UK celebrity chef Rick Stein came to Spain in search of a venue for assembling a few time-tried Andalusian recipes this was his chosen venue. What no doubt clinched it for the gentle-mannered maestro was having the use of such a superbly equipped kitchen which was created with professional catering in mind.  He also fell in love with the surroundings, but, there again … who wouldn’t?

At centre stage is an industrial, 6 ring gas hob and oven whilst a long sweep of marble-topped surfaces together with a huge central island ensure you can really spread yourself around when prepping meals. Anybody with Masterchef aspirations will find all they need for culinary experimentation whilst the fact that this is such a big space means that everyone can lend a hand, if that’s required or desired.

If you’re staying during the warmer months a large part of your holiday day will be spent on the high, southwest-facing terrace which remains shaded during the day. This is a perfect place for alfresco meals: you’ll find plenty of outside chairs and tables – these ones round rather than square – that can be linked up when dining as a larger group. It would be hard to find a more delectable spot for a sundowner whilst looking out to the village and, beyond, the lofty crest of the Sierra de Robla.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • His and hers downstrairs toilets
  • Large living room
  • Dining room
  • I twin bedroom (Yunquera) en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • One double bedroom (Tolox) en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • TV room/snug
  • Top notch kitchen
  • Laundry & Ironing Room
  • Various terraces

First floor

  • 7 bedrooms :
    • (1) Casarabonela, double bedroom - en-suite shower room
    • (2) Ojén, double bedroom - en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)
    • (3) Alozaina, double bedroom - en-suite bathrrom (shower over bath)
    • (4) El Burgo, twin bedroom - en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)
    • (5) Guaro, double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)
    • (6) Istán, double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)
    • (7) Monde, twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower over bath)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • 40" Satellite TV in TV lounge
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • DVD's (for children), board games (for all ages)
  • Small collection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Table Tennis
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Wood burning stoves in the living room, dining rooms and snug
  • Air Cooling/Warming System throughout
  • All bedrooms have Casablanca style fans as well as air cooling/warming system
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  • Industrial Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
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  • Hair dryers in all rooms
  • 2 Cots (please bring your own baby linen), 1 high chair

Kitchen

  • Electric Double Oven
  • Gas hob (6 rings)
  • Microwave oven
  • Huge fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Perculator
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Outdoor swimming pool (kidney shaped, 9.5 m x 5m with entrance steps
  • Pool terrace and covered terrace next to house
  • Sun loungers and garden chairs
  • Night lighting around the pool in the car park
  • Furnished dining terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Ping Pong table
  • Brick-built barbecue
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Security gates

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from mid May to September, inclusive)

Please, no smoking inside

The electricity meter is read on arrival and on departure. Above the normal usage of 20€ per day electricity is charged at 25 centimos pkW, paid in cash locally.

 

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday.

Central heating and air conditioning will be charged locally depending on usage.

Catering, babysitting, extra cleaning can be arranged on request.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZX 24

2018 Season Dates Sleeping up to
14 per week
Sleeping up to
14 per fortnight
6th January to 16th March 3,150 € 5,800 €
17th March to 25th May 3,540 € 6,880 €
26th May to 29th June 4,170 € 8,140 €
30th June to 31st August 4,460 € 8,730 €
1st September to 14th September 4,170 € 8,140 €
15th September to 12th October 3,540 € 6,880 €
13th October to 14th December 3,150 € 5,800 €
15th December to 4th January 2019 3,540 € 6,880 €
2018 Season Dates Sleeping 15 to
18 per week
Sleeping 15 to
18 per fortnight
6th January to 16th March 3,320 € 6,120 €
17th March to 25th May 3,880 € 7,560 €
26th May to 29th June 4,350 € 8,490 €
30th June to 31st August 4,940 € 9,680 €
1st September to 14th September 4,350 € 8,490 €
15th September to 12th October 3,880 € 7,560 €
13th October to 14th December 3,320 € 6,120 €
15th December to 4th January 2019 3,880 € 7,560 €

ZX 24

2019 Season Dates Sleeping up to
14 per week
Sleeping up to
14 per fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---
2018 Season Dates Sleeping 15 to
18 per week
Sleeping 15 to
18 per fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

There is an allowance of 20€ per day for electricity (which will cover all normal usage), any usage above this is charged at a rate of 0.25€ per KWh.

Security Deposit

A 600 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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ZX 24

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Villa Location

Location Map

In open countryside, 2 km from Casarabonela (most facilities) in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside 2 km from Casarabonela (most facilities, shops, banks, bars, restaurants etc) in the Antequera region (Province of Málaga)

Málaga (all facilities) 45 mins.

Ronda (all facilities) 1½ hrs; Antequera (all facilities) 1½ hrs.

Lake District of Ardales 30 mins; Sierra de las Nieves 30 mins; Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 1¼ hrs.

Torremolinos (and beaches) 50 mins; Fuengirola (and beaches) 1hr; Marbella (and beaches) 1 hr

Granada 2 hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 45 mins; Granada 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • Less than 50 kilometres from Málaga and with easy access to all the Costa del Sol hotspots, this is a fabulous rural location with some of Spain's finest landscapes close at hand.
  • Four kilometres away, the pretty village of Casarabonela retains its traditional charm but is well served with shops and amenities. It has a population of 2,500. You will find all your daily needs in the shops there, fresh vegetables, meat, fish, bread, as well as a chemist, a couple of banks and plenty of places to eat tapas and good local food.
  • To the north lies an area of mountains, pine and eucalyptus forests cut by wide river valleys, of which the Río Guadalhorce is the most well known, a land of small farms, fertile fields and rural villages. This is the region known as El Chorro and the Lake District of Ardales.
  • At the heart of the region lies the white town of Álora (30 minutes away) built on three hills rising above the river. The scenery in the higher reaches of the valley, just to the north of Álora, is dramatic.
  • Garganta del Chorro is a huge natural gorge, 180 metres high, three kilometres long, spanned by an ancient iron bridge. It offers some very challenging rock climbing, walking and hang-gliding and is a favourite place for the extreme sport set.
  • A dam at the head of the gorge has created Andalucía's very own Lake District, three turquoise blue lakes bordered by pine forests. This is an altogether more tranquil retreat, a place to swim, fish and canoe or just to picnic by the lake shore or enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat at a local taverna. Wonderful terrain for walkers, too, with shaded paths through oak forests and olive groves and gentler, scenic routes along the shores of the lakes.
  • Take the fabulous mountain road from Casarbonela to Ronda ... which winds up, through and over the barren, rocky and almost deserted terrain of La Sierra de las Nieves (literally, the mountains of the snows). Some would argue it's the most beautiful National Park in all Andalucía. Once best known as a refuge for highwaymen and outlaws, the lack of human activity and endeavour within the National Park has paid rich dividends for nature: it now boasts an impressive array of both flora and fauna.
  • The trip is well worth it and, better still, takes you to Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain, with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring.
  • Another fabulous destination is El Torcal, just to the south of Antequera, a magnificent 1,100 hectare National Park of massive, Mars-like mountains of eroded rock formations. Here the imagination plays tricks as giants, monsters and castles seem to appear before your eyes.
  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is just an hour away. Resort towns Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella are all within an hour's drive from here. If you want to check out what the beautiful people are doing, with their designer shops and jet-set marinas, or just enjoy the sparkling sun, sand and sea, Marbella is the place to head for.
  • And don't ignore Málaga itself, particularly the old town. The covered market and the Picasso museum are wonderful.
  • Close to Antequera is the crossroads of Andalucía's motorway system with fast autopistas which will take you quickly to Granada, Córdoba or Sevilla.

Activities

  • For all nature lovers you have some of the most varied and beautiful terrain in all Europe on your doorstep. See above. Anyone who enjoys walking, riding, swimming, canoeing or quad biking will be in their element here.
  • Very challenging rock climbing, walking, hang-gliding and other extreme sports are available at El Chorro.
  • For golf enthusiasts, many speak very highly of the course at Antequera (an hour away). There are any number of golf courses on the coast, two within 40 minutes drive, Lauro Golf and Alhaurin Golf, both near Alhaurin el Grande.
  • All major water sports are also available on the Costa del Sol including water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

The Area

Around Antequera

At the crossroads of Andalucia, here you will find landscapes of striking beauty that have inspired generations of artists …
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Casarabonela

A delightful little town (pop 2,500) in the foothills of La Sierra de las Nieves with a layout which is pure Moorish, little changed over the decades. …

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