ZX15 Family holiday villa in Canillas

Málaga, La Axarquía, Canillas

A very pleasing family holiday villa

Light and sunny, this modern villa in the hills is handy for the coast too. Ideal for a family holiday, there's even a championship pool table ...

Lake Viñuela is just visible in the valley far below, the views extending far and wide over the coastal hills to the Mediterranean Sea.


A very pretty 20 minute drive up into the hills from the Costa Tropical resort of Torre del Mar will bring you to Canillas de Aceituno, a classic Andaluz white village in a spectacular location overlooking a wide vista of mountain scenery.

Lake Viñuela is just visible in the valley far below, the views extending far and wide over the coastal hills to the Mediterranean Sea.

From here a three kilometre track (which has a few drops here and there but is mostly tarmac and in good condition, easily negotiated in an ordinary car) will take you to the little cluster of properties on a hillside which includes this one.

Contemporary and very pleasing, it is a villa which has been designed, constructed and furnished throughout to a high standard.

There are neighbouring properties dotted about on the hillsides, one of them on the bank above the rental home. No one lives there but the owner does come from time to time to tend his vegetables. So, not totally isolated, but it’s still easy to feel completely at peace with the world here.

Really attractive

Flowering shrubs and palm trees, pretty night lighting and the twinkling stars above create a lovely ambience on the wide pool terrace.


From the wide pool terrace which extends along the length of the villa, the views are fantastic, over a broad sweep of some of Andalucia’s best countryside, from the mountains which rise up behind and all the way down to the sea.

This outdoor space is really attractive. The quality wooden dining table (which comfortably seats eight) is under shade, with the gas barbecue close at hand on its marble surround.

Pretty night lighting (and more often than not, the twinkling stars as well) creates a lovely ambience.

No doubt you will wile away many an idle hour here, looking over the blue waters of the swimming pool to the flowering shrubs and palm trees which have been planted in a series of circular and semi-circular flower beds which extends around the whole terrace. It’s a design clearly inspired by the great Gaudi himself!

Inside the light and sunny theme is continued, its modern design and colourful furnishings always bright and cheerful.

Australian sails have been cleverly used to create more shaded areas at the other end of the terrace and there’s still plenty of space left to lounge in full sunshine around the pool.

Thoughtful touches include a little herb garden and, of course, a lemon tree to add a little sparkle to your gin and tonics!

Inside, this light and sunny theme is continued, with both the design and the furnishings always bright and cheerful. White predominates with colourful fabrics offering attractive contrast. It’s thoroughly modern and very pleasing on the eye.

Glass doors open from the dining terrace to the living room, where comfortable sofas and an armchair are neatly gathered in front of a wood burning stove.


Well equipped

Central heating and air conditioning throughout ensure year round comfort. There's freeview TV, WiFi internet connection and excellent kitchen space.


Just open those glass terrace doors and indoor and outdoor living will be seamlessly blended.

The inside dining table also comfortably seats eight. Alongside, the very well equipped kitchen has marble work surfaces, a breakfast bar (with stools) and a huge American style fridge/freezer – so there’s no shortage of ice to top up those gin and tonics!

A short corridor leads through to a bathroom and to three of the bedrooms, two doubles and one twin bedded room.

Both the master bedroom and the second double bedroom have en-suite bathrooms and both have double glass doors opening to the pool and terrace.

The master bedroom also has its own furnished patio space.

Shoot your best pool

The attractive games room upstairs on the mezzanine floor houses a championship standard pool table and a darts board.


Upstairs is a mezzanine floor (it looks onto the living room below) which has been neatly and cleverly divided into a twin bedroom on one side and an attractive games room on the other.

The latter houses a championship standard pool table, a darts board and some casual seating. Apart from the quality of the pool table, you will also appreciate the space its been given, so you can shoot your best pool without being cramped up in a corner.

Everything has been designed to provide a proper family holiday environment. Central heating and air conditioning throughout ensure year round comfort. There’s freeview TV (so all UK terrestrial channels are available) and there’s WiFi internet.

The house manager lives nearby and is on hand for meeting and greeting, local information etc.

Fun for all the family

Mediterranean resorts such as Nerja and Torre del Mar are little more than half an hour away, small towns with lovely beaches and plenty of charm.

There’s lots to do nearby: pretty villages to explore with their authentic Andalusian character, the timeless countryside of La Axarquía with it’s beautiful lake, La Viñuela as it’s centrepiece, and the dramatic mountain terrain of the Montes de Málaga.

Scuba diving and horse riding are both available locally. The historic city of Granada is an easy day trip. If you like walking, there’s no need to take your car to town. A pleasant, but uphill walk of around thirty minutes, it is not for everyone, but if you fancy stretching your legs then what better way to pick up a few groceries and some fresh bread!

And from here its so easy to get down to the coast. Mediterranean resorts such as Nerja and Torre del Mar are little more than half an hour away, small towns with lovely beaches and far more charm and style than anything you could find on the more renown parts of the Costa del Sol.


Many of our clients are happy to stay right here. As one said, “it suited our fortnight of doing absolutely nothing, perfectly. We only left the villa twice – to get food. We really enjoyed it!”


All the facts and features about this villa


Traditional farmhouse in Alcaucín to rent games
Ground Floor
  • Living / dining room (with doors to the dining terrace)
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • (1) master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub) and doors to a private furnished patio and to the pool terrace
    • (2) double bedroom with en-suite shower room/W.C. and doors to the pool terrace
    • (3) twin bedroom
  • Shower room/W.C.
  • Utility Room
  • Shaded dining / barbecue terrace (furnished)
  • Bathing terrace with sunny and shaded seating areas
Mezzanine Floor
  • Games room curtained off from the 4th bedroom (twin bedded)


Traditional farmhouse in Alcaucín to rent terrace
  • Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
  • DVD
  • Radio / CD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Dart Board
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)
  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Air conditioning / heating units throughout
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Travel cot & Highchair (Cot linen is not supplied)
  • Electric Oven
  • Ceramic Hob (6 rings)
  • Microwave
  • American-style fridge / freezer (with ice and cold drinks dispenser)
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.2 m – 2.0 m deep)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (gas)
  • Parking


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

Please, no smoking indoors

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday


A welcome pack is provided (bottle of wine, bread, milk, jam, bottle of water and orange juice)

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

Tourist Ref:



3 km (on a track with drops but in good condition) from Canillas de Aceituno (basic facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

  • Velez Málaga (all facilities) 25 mins
  • Torre del Mar (and Mediterranean beaches) 35 mins
  • Nerja 45 mins
  • Málaga 1 hr
  • Marbella 1½ hrs
  • Antequera 1½ hrs
  • Granada 1¾ hrs
  • Córdoba 2¼ hrs
  • Sevilla 2¾ hrs
Nearest Airports
  • Málaga 1 hr
  • Granada 1¾ hrs
  • Sevilla 2¾ hrs
Málaga, La Axarquía, Canillas


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Rusticblue holiday villas rental in Andalucia Spain
Previous Guest

"The villa is situated in an idillic location with stunning views. The exterior has a wonderful pool, driveway for 2 cars and is incredibly neat and tidy. The interior is very clean and modern with a Spanish feel, spacious and homely. The sun rests on the property all day with the opportunity to watch it set behind a nearby mountain by the pool. We would highly recommend this property to anyone, couples, families etc would love it here. We can't wait to book for next year!" Previous Guest (Sep 2014)
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Rusticblue holiday villas rental in Andalucia Spain
Previous Guest

"We took the late flight out to Malaga which meant we arrived at ZX15 at 2am and successfully manoeuvred the country lane in the dead of night. It wasn't until the next morning that we were able to take in the amazing scenery of vast wide vistas with Mount Maroma rising behind. The property is spacious, clean and very well equipped comfortable bedrooms (with firm beds) and everything you'd need in the kitchen. The gardens are delightful. As other guests have commented, on a clear night the starry sky is beautiful. " Previous Guest (Sep 2014)
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