ZX16 Villa to rent in Alhaurín

Málaga, Western Costa del Sol, Alhaurín

A perfect venue for relaxation and nature with family & friends

A private country villa, surrounded by an oasis of tropical gardens and a 2.5 acre fruit orchard.

Absolutely stunning location nestled at the the foot of Sierra de Mijas, in close proximity to the white washed town of Alhaurin el Grande


The villa is located just outside Alhaurin el Grande, an unspoilt white-washed Andalusian village that offers all essential shopping, a choice of restaurants as well as other amenities. The Moors named it “Alhaurín”, meaning “Garden of Allah”, as they felt this spot was blessed by the gods: fertile, temperate, and surrounded by hills. Fuengirola is the closest larger town with beaches, water sports, shopping centres whilst Malaga, Marbella and Puerto Banus with luxury shopping, fine dining and active night life can all be reached within half an hour by car.

The property was fully refurbished in a boutique hotel style, accommodating up to 12 people in 5 individually themed rooms. We chose the name “florita”, “small flower” in Spanish, as the finca’s one hectare of well-maintained gardens contain a large variety of flowers, fruit and herbs throughout the year. In the upper garden, the pool, a large sun terrace, and the shady Moroccan fountain area invite to relax whilst the lower garden, a terraced orchard, features more than 100 mature fruit trees, flowering plants and a playground.

Mountain & forest views with a boutique hotel vibe

This villa is a hidden oasis of tropical gardens and fruit trees


The villa makes a perfect choice if you’re in search of a designer property with open plan communal areas and a huge amount of land to enjoy with friends and family or in which to find some peace for yourself. With an indoor lounge and kitchen area with folding doors onto the tropical garden, plus three outdoor terraces with views into the orchard and up to the mountains, this is the perfect place to come and unwind and relax in peace and tranquillity.

Both are renown for their clear blue waters and wide, golden beaches.

Take advantage of the outdoor dining area and BBQ; relax during the day on the sun terrace with a large protective shade sail and enjoy a chilled glass of wine on the moon terrace in the evening watching the sun set.

Stepping inside the house through a beautiful, double wooden door you will feel like you are stepping into a chic, boutique villa that you’d expect to find in ‘cool’ Ibiza. The brushed concrete floor throughout is warm in winter and cool in summer. The villa was beautifully designed by an interior designer making most of the views and the light and was done so well the villa appeared on the front of a number of magazines. The furniture and the soft furnishings were chosen for ultimate comfort and relaxation.

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Unforgettable gardens, rest and well-being all around..

"It’s a perfect spot for the whole family, or a group of friends looking for a beautiful place ideal for entertaining…"


Leading off from the entrance area with hanging rattan chairs and floor to ceiling window allowing views across to the forest, you’ll find a generously proportioned sitting room and open plan, fully equipped kitchen. Throughout the property the walls are painted white and decorated with beautiful original artwork and artefacts and the furniture has been selected for comfort and style. 

To the end of the lounge are bi-folding doors that stretch across the full length of the property, so that once opened, the inside and outside living areas become one. From here you have views over the pool and the tropical upper garden.

For the winter months, there is a top of the range log burning stove for cosy evenings in. The lounge also comes equipped with a projector screen, portable projector and stand, a sonos sound system and a 40 inch plasma TV.

To the opposite direction than the lounge and kitchen diner, there is access to three double bedrooms, two on the ground floor both with ensuite bathrooms and the master bedroom up the stairway, which spreads across the length of the house and includes an ensuite bathroom with bath, an office and views out across the forest and the mountains. Each bedroom is individually themed and named with matching bedding and towels. The ground floor rooms are the Sahara and Moroccan rooms and the master bedroom is the Forest room.

Bedrooms and bathrooms fit for an interior magazine…

"Each bedroom is its own unique experience... you can’t go wrong!"


Outside of the house and down a centre piece stairway crowned with an impressive agave plant, are two additional bedrooms; the Cave room and the Snug. Like the main house, both these rooms are double glazed with wooden shutters, are unique by design and have ensuite bathrooms. Both also have spectacular views out onto the orchard and forest below. The Cave room has a King size bed and a sofa bed. All the five bedrooms have a wardrobe and the entire property is fitted with air conditioning units for the summer heat.

This house is perfect, we had the most fantastic time – exploring the orchard and picking fruit from the trees

The upper garden consists of a number of palm trees and beautiful Mediterranean flowers that surround the pool and hammock area and provide a feel of relaxation and tranquillity.

The large wooden sun terrace has ample space for sun loungers, chairs, Moroccan lanterns and large sun mattresses under a fabric sail allowing the air to move and providing shade. The fabric sail allowing the air to move and providing shade. The best place to have a siesta after a swim.


The moon terrace is an outside seating area in Moroccan style with large cushions, Moroccan lanterns and tables; it is the best place to have a drink after dinner, watch the sunset and look out for shooting stars.

The lower garden, a terraced orchard of 1 hectare in size, offers endless opportunity for activities and relaxation, whether you decide to pick fruits, avocados or nuts, walk in the stream, play badminton or table tennis, or just enjoy the unspoilt nature of the valley. The orchard contains more than 100 mature fruit trees, including oranges, mandarins, pomelos, lemons, pomegranates, avocados, figs, walnuts, nisperos, khakis, raspberries, blackberries etc. Please check if you want to know more about which fruits are in season when you arrive..

The outside dining provides seating for 10-12 people at the large hardwood table under a natural cane pergola. The gas barbecue next to the dining area can be used for preparing the meal.


All the facts and features about these villas


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Ground Floor
  • Entrance hall
  • Large open plan kitchen, diner and lounge room
  • Sahara Room – Large double bedroom with ensuite walk in shower
  • Moroccan Room – Large double bedroom with ensuite including walk in shower, large bath, double sinks
  • Laundry & Ironing cupboards
  • Outdoor dining space with BBQ, Sun and Moon terraces
  • Tropical gardens and pool area with sunlounges and garden hammock
  • Moroccan fountain with seating area
  • Parking
First Floor
  • Forest Room – Master bedroom, office space and ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and bath
Guest house
  • Cave Room – King size bed, double sofa bed, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower
  • Snug Room – Doubled bedroom with wet room including walk in shower
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  • 40″ Satellite TV in TV lounge
  • Small collection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Table Tennis
  • Boules
  • Badminton / paddle
  • Exercise bikes and fitness equipment (dumbells, yoga mats, resistance bands)
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)
  • Wood burning stove in the lounge
  • Air Cooling/Warming System throughout
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryers in all rooms
  • 2 Cots (please bring your own baby linen), 1 high chair
  • Playground area
  • Security alarm
  • Electric Double Oven
  • I hob (3 rings)
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Nespresso machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • Outdoor swimming pool (kidney shaped, 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
  • Gas BBQ
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Gardens and Grounds
  • Security gates
  • Bell tent for massages and treatments, inc. massage table


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 24,5€ per day electricity is charged at 35 cents pkW, paid in cash locally.

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

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday.

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

Change of linen & towels and cleaning (on request) payble locally.

500 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.


5 mins drive from Alhaurin el Grande (most facilities, bars, restaurants, shops, banks); 30 mins drive from the beach (most facilities) in the Ronda region (Province of Málaga)

  • Sierra de Torcal Natural Park 60 mins
  • Laguna de Fuente de Piedra 90 mins
  • Montes de Malaga Natural Park 60 mins
  • Lake District of Ardales 1¼ hr
  • Sierra de las Nieves 2½ hrs
  • Málaga (all facilities) 40 mins
  • Marbella 35 mins
  • Granada 1½ hrs
  • Ronda 1¾ hrs
  • Córdoba 1¾ hrs
  • Sevilla 2 hrs
Nearest Airports
  • Málaga 30 mins
  • Granada 90 mins
  • Sevilla 2.5 hrs
Málaga, Western Costa del Sol, Alhaurín


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Previous Guest

"I had the immense privilege to stay in Krisztina’s absolutely wonderful Villa for 10 days in August 2018. We were stunned by the beauty of this property and its splendid and well-kept tropical gardens and superb pool. Although it was early August, thanks to the fact that the property is nestled on top of a hill only 20 min away from Malaga, we did not suffer at all from the heat as there was always a nice breeze … The house comprises of 5 tastefully decorated bedrooms with double beds and all with their own absolutely beautiful private bathrooms … They all had very nice bed linen and brand-new towels… very soft and clean. I cannot even begin to tell you how much kitchen utensils were at our disposal such as dozens of glasses, plates and cutler for an army There was absolutely everything once could dream of in the villa including nice touches such as a fridge full of food upon arrival, bottles of wine and fresh vegetables and fruits from their own private orchard! I have never seen such a beautiful and vast property in my entire life… The gardens were absolutely amazingly beautiful and manicured by their own private gardener… I absolutely recommend this property and I will make sure we come back again in the future! I really wish you lots of reservations in the near future and I wish to congratulate you on building such a STUNNING property! Thanks ever so much for letting you share a piece of your paradise… All the best, Esteban!" ESTEBAN (Aug 2018)
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Previous Guest

"Finca er et helt spesielt feriested, gjemt bort i en dal, nær Alhaurin El Grande, omgitt av natur og et par små weekend-hus, som er eigd av hovedsakelig lokale innbyggere. Dersom du vil tilbringe tid her, trenger du en bil, men du kan nå alt raskt, siden det meste du trenger er like i nærheten. Terrasene er fantastiske og har flott utsikt over dalen og en stor, mangfoldig og velholdt hage. Vi bruker urter og frukt fra hagen når vi lager mat. Vi har også hatt mange fine vandringer i nærområdet. Dette er et sted som passer perfekt for den som ikke bare vil ha en strandferie, men også ha tilgang til andre aktiviteter." LIV (Aug 2019)
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Previous Guest

"Jan from Germany Ein traumhaftes Haus, bis ins letzte Detail absolut perfekt. Komplett ruhig gelegen (wenn sich die Hunde der Nachbarschaft nicht gerade “unterhalten”). Dazu ein wirklich unfassbarer Garten, mit Zitronen, Feigen, Orangen, unzähligen Blumen und und und… Einfach der perfekte Ort zum Entspannen. Ebenso hervorragend die Betreuung vor Ort. Das Grundstück ist riesig – wer trotzdem mal raus will: Strand ist knapp 30 min entfernt, Wanderwege rund 15 min. Wir kommen wieder!" JAN (Jul 2023)

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