This attractive country house is surrounded by Mediterranean woodlands with the most wonderful views of the sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and, on a clear day, the Moroccan Rif.
"I just wanted to get in touch and say what a lovely time we had at ZC116. The villa was gorgeous and the scenery stunning. Many thanks for your help with the booking etc."
"Just want to say a huge heartfelt thank you for your help and support with organizing our holiday at this beautiful villa. We've had fantastic time and found Andalusia absolutely beautiful and such a diverse region. Our local agent was a great host and provided us with advise and tips on what to see and where to go as well as he was always there to help us. It was a true pleasure to have him nearby :)"
"Very beautiful house with majestic views of Gibraltar and even Africa, with a delightful garden. The pool was delightful to refresh from a warm Spanish day. "
"We visited this villa in September 2015 and thoroughly enjoyed it. With 2 adults and 2 kids (3 and 1) we were looking for somewhere with a pool which was quiet and not too hot that the kids couldn't sleep. This villa provided the perfect solution. The pool was warm enough to use at this time of year (temp was about 26C most days). The kids loved it! The acomodation itself is beautiful. A 3 bed detached villa with a great pool. There are steps in for the kids and the pool area is surrounded by grass. There is a sun room which is fantastic. The full width of the property is lined by movable glass panels which give you the feeling you are sitting outside whatever the weather. The property is in great condition and was spotlessly clean throughout. The situation, up a mountain, may be challenging to reach but affords spectacular views over the costa del Sol, down to the Rock of Gibraltar and on over the med to North Africa. The view is initially hard to believe it is so beautiful. It can be enjoyed from the pool and garden, the sun room or the master bedroom. In fact all views are spectacular form this vantage point, whichever way you look. If you are looking for a warm and quiet villa with a lovely pool and breathtaking views you would be hard pushed to find one better."
"An excellent choice for a family holiday villa - rural and private with own extremely accessible pool and shade, yet with easy access to the coast if wanted, and with various good quality, differently priced restaurants available within 2-5 minutes drive."
"Perfect location, grandiose views, spacious house with each bedroom each own beautiful bathroom. Also very good other facilities; washing machine, plenty of sun loungers (6 pieces) and great gas barbecue, We also very much enjoyed the verandah to be inside while still enjoying the views outside. Also excellent reception. "
"The house is beautifully located with wonderful views of the mediterranean. The reception was great and smooth. Excellently located, fine house with loads of space and luxury. "
Three (one double, two twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
10 m x 4.5 m, 1 - 1.5 m deep.
In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Casares in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).
From 1,290 € to 2,160 € per week.
From the coast road to Casares is an ever changing landscape from pasture, with grazing cows, to rocky limestone crags with eagles circling overhead. It's in this setting that you'll find this sweet holiday home with marvellous sea views.
The town of Casares is a few minutes' drive away from the villa and is an authentic, whitewashed pueblo, prettily clinging to the side of the mountain. To get to the house, bypass Casares on the coast road, in the direction of Estepona and take the green and winding mountain road. The sun shines through the Mediterranean oaks - encinas - and the umbrella pines, so typical of the region. As you come around the corner you'll marvel at the sea view in front of you and congratulate yourself on choosing a holiday here!
The house is accessed by a well maintained, single lane, concrete track for 1.7 km, climbing up through the pines as the hillside rolls away down to the sea. There is plenty of space for parking in front of the house which is secured by gates. The house also has an interior alarm system. The entry to the house is through a small patio courtyard and a colonnaded veranda. The veranda has been enclosed by glass, letting light in and keeping draughts out.
The villa has three double bedrooms, two in the main house and the third set somewhat apart in an annexe attached to the main house. All the bedrooms have French windows with direct access to the garden. The annexe bedroom opens directly in front of the swimming pool. All three bedrooms have ceiling fans.
There are French windows from the living room to a wonderful conservatory that has retractable glass 'curtains' which can be opened to catch a summer breeze. Earlier or later in the year, the warmth and cosiness of this 'inside, outside' room is incredible, it feels like you are outside, enjoying the sea view of Gibraltar and beyond, but from the comfort of being indoors. And yes, the view below is from the house. The warmth can be cranked up even more because there is a wood burner in the corner. There is plenty of space for everyone to relax here, with three sofas, two armchairs and a pouffe.
A dining table seating eight is also in this conservatory, allowing you to eat in comfort, al fresco with the glass open, or sheltered with the glass closed, as you wish. Either way, the sunsets here are amazing and form a colourful backdrop to any dining.
With the conservatory open, the pool is just an olive's throw away. The water is accessed by shallow steps and has a cover to keep in the heat overnight. Sunbeds with cushions are provided for guests to recline and chill out in comfort.
The double bedded room in the annexe has a pitched ceiling, built-in wardrobes and en suite bathroom facilities. It is simple and sweet and refreshingly uncluttered. The bathroom comprises a walk-in shower, wc and hand basin.
The second twin-bedded room has direct access to the garden through French windows. These double glazed windows have shutters to keep out sunshine for an afternoon siesta. The en suite bathroom facilities comprise a bath tub with shower over, well-lit mirror, wc and a hand basin, all tiled in a Moorish design.
The kitchen is bright and cheerful and perfectly suited for a self-catering holiday. Its granite work surfaces are neat and tidy and it has everything you need to make meals for friends and family. The cooking facilities are: an electric oven with four-ring induction hob, twin sinks , fridge freezer and dishwasher. Of course, there is a toaster and kettle, coffee machine etc. along with crockery and cutlery as you would expect.
The kitchen forms part of the living room / diner with the living area having a three-seater sofa and coffee table arranged around a glass fronted wood burner. There is a flat screen TV and sound system to entertain you of an evening. The dining table, close to the kitchen, seats six.
The third bedroom is also a twin-bedded room with built-in wardrobes and a pitched ceiling. It also has French windows which lead out onto the garden. The bathroom is also an en suite with a bath and shower over, wc and basin. With its ceiling fans and sea breeze in the summer, the house doesn't need air conditioning to be comfortable.
The garden is lawned and green with borders of rosemary and succulents, in keeping with the Mediterranean climate. You'll have peace and quiet as there are no neighbours close by, although there are houses to be seen on the hillsides around. From the entrance porch, there are 18 steps up to a flat roof, an azotea, ideal for those who like to sun bathe in privacy.
The house has a utility room where you'll find a fridge freezer, washing machine, and a sink for laundry should you need to do any. There is also a convenient cloakroom with a wc and vanity unit/basin. There is wifi throughout the house.
The lovely village of Casares is just a few kilometres away from the villa. Here you'll find cafés and bars and shops to stock up for your basic groceries, As you drive past the town itself there are lots of signs for hiking trails and panoramic walks, senderos. The Tourist Office is on the right hand side of the road, just before you get to the town proper.
On your way to the villa you'll pass by some good eateries: Arroyo Hondo and The Forge, are well known restaurants for a special dinner. Ventas (roadside taverns) are common here and they serve local food economically priced. Venta Victoria is a good one and Venta MariCruz. A Spanish Menu del Dia (set menu, usually with three courses and a drink) is always reasonably priced.
Of course, a holiday is not just about eating, drinking and relaxing! There are other activities close by: beach sports, championship golf courses, shopping and nightlife as well as cultural day trips.
The beaches of the Costa del Sol are just down the road (20 minutes) or, just over an hour's drive away are the gorgeous white beaches and water sports on the Costa de la Luz. For glitzy glamour try Marbella, Puerto Banus and Estepona for a hot night out on the town.
In the opposite direction, literally, through the dramatic mountains of the Serranía Ronda, is the culturally mind-blowing and oh-so-Spanish city of Ronda. Málaga, Jerez and Cádiz are all very much worth visiting, they are certainly do-able as day trips.
Whatever you choose to do, even if it's nothing at all, you'll enjoy doing it based from this panoramic villa.
The swimming pool is open throughout this period but because it is not heated, the swimming season is usually May to September.
Rental start and finish days for this property are flexible in low season, Saturdays in high and mid season.
Please, no smoking in the house.
Pets may be accepted, please ask.
A 300 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.
In open countryside, accessed by a 1.7 km track (in decent condition and easily negotiated in an ordinary car), 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).
Costa del Sol beaches 20 mins; Gaucín (most facilities) 25 mins.
Gibraltar 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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