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ZX 23

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

The Mediterranean peeps through the hills

This attractive, white holiday villa with its inviting, floodlit pool is light, relaxing and fitted to a good standard ...

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Review Icon"David and I spent a lovely week staying at Casa Simon. Just what we needed a relaxing break away in such a beautiful setting. Peace and quiet with no specific agenda. The wether was glorious and we enjoyed the pool, bars and restaurants as well as having some great barbecues Plus you have some great reading material. "Driving over Lemons" - Fab! Thank you David and Jen. Loved it all"

Previous Guest (Sep 2018)

Review Icon"Jenny and David wherever We holiday usually a Mediterranean villa we’ve always tried to compromise on destination. I David like views, wildlife and a bit of privacy The girls like sun, pool and nearby towns. Casa Simone has served it up in spades. Probably the nicest best kitted out and location friendly villa we have ever had the privilege to visit. So thank you very much. We have been around here before but never to Competa so this was to be a relaxing time, no big trips, just local walking lazing and food. It has been great. Completed some local walks using your maps and publications. I loved the view from Puerto del Colledo; worth the hike Nice. To see Short Toed and Booted Eagles every day plus plenty of Bee Eaters. The wasps were all family friendly. Managed to get 6 Ghekos around the light in the evening, picking off the poor old moths while we were enjoying cards and dominoes. While having a lovely drink in a great setting and climate. We managed to time our visit with the great European heatwave and it was hot! The pool was perfect and the garden lovely making the weather bearable. Like many others it seems El Pilon is our favourite restaurant and we go there tonight for our last evening. Every course was a delight. We are at the other square restaurants too. Not quite as good but a lovely ambience just the same, many a pleasant hour spent people watching. So in summary we had a great time; thanks to you all. We would certainly recommend Casa Simon to others and wishing you all the very best for the future."

Previous Guest (Aug 2018)

Review Icon"A very lovely week spent in this most splendid of locations The house is perfect for a week away We rarely left the pool in temperatures of 34-38C degrees. Quite frazzled. The mountains are quite unbelievable; the pool shower one of the best views from any shower in the world! Thanks to Janet for a warm welcome and for the welcoming gifts on arrival We will certainly be back again in the future Jamie and Joe"

Previous Guest (Jul 2018)

Review Icon"What a beautiful place we used Casa Simon as a base whilst exploring the area in the hope of purchasing a property Visited a few and one or two possibilities Back to cold and wet Blighty to discuss with the adult children as to which one. Do you want to sell David and Jenny: if the price were right we would buy. Lovely setting; birds of prey circling each day and ghekos"

Previous Guest (Jun 2018)

Review Icon"We had an excellent week in the glorious sunshine Southern Spain. The pool and views were perfect! We can heartily recommend the fabulous beaches of Nerja and Playa del Maro…. and for the best ice cream in Spain the Italian Gelato shop in Competa. Thank you for a lovely week. (The Guppy Family July 2017)"

Previous Guest (Jul 2017)

Review Icon"Lovely villa, pool and views. Enjoying watching the House Martins and Swallows skimming the pool for either a drink or insects. Saw 2 Eagles who were calling soaring up above our heads, the end of 10 great days. Weather fabulous. Stunning sunset this evening. Lovely balmy evenings and enjoyed our evening meals outside with the stunning views. Kevin and Janet were amazing and made us feel very welcome. Enjoyed our meals out at El Pilon which we strongly recommend ( Cooke Family May 2017) "

Previous Guest (Jul 2017)

Review Icon"Thanks for a lovely week. The sun shone all the time, blue sky and that view again-wonderful! Took in a few walks whilst the Competa walking festival was on. It was good to be guided-views higher up even more breath taking. The back to the pool for a much needed dip. Be back soon! Thanks again."

Previous Guest (Jul 2016)

Review Icon"A super Stay-- So enjoyed the pool + the casa's views. Super tapas in Pacos Bar + Oscars Great Art Galleries + good value pieces. Loved the whole thing!"

Previous Guest (Jul 2016)

Review Icon"We had a fabulous fortnight! We feel so relaxed and don’t want to go home! ZX23 is the perfect size for the four of us and had everything we needed. The dinners and evenings at the villa were the best, accompanied by beautiful and ever changing sunsets. The views and mountains are incredible. We’d love to come back"

Previous Guest (Aug 2015)

Review Icon"Nothing can beat dinner at the villa, or the terrace, with the views and the sunset. Hope to be back its’ been so nice here"

Previous Guest (Jul 2015)

Review Icon"We returned from our holiday in Property No. ZX23 and we would just like to say, that once again, we have had a wonderful Holiday in a very hot and sunny Spain!! We we’re so happy with the property, it was as beautiful as it looked in the photo’s, if not better! It was really well equipped, and the caretakers were very helpful and lovely This was our 4th Booking with Rustic Blue, and we have been really pleased and happy every time! "

Previous Guest (Jun 2015)

Review Icon"The villa has been excellent and the house manager could not have been more charming and helpful."

Previous Guest (Jul 2014)

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Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 2.5 m - 1.5 m deep.

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In open countryside, 10 minutes from Cómpeta in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

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From 730 € to 1,190 € per week.

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Villa Description


The design is clean and simple which makes it light and relaxing both inside and out.

In a hidden corner of the Axarquía, off the road which winds up from the coast to the renowned village of Cómpeta, lies this neat white villa with its inviting, floodlit swimming pool.

The villa comfortably sleeps four and the sofa in the lounge also converts to a bed. It is fitted to a good standard.

From its high platform there are lovely views of the surrounding mountain ranges, with small Andalusian villages clinging to them, here and there. The Mediterranean Sea peeps through in the distance.

In this lofty position, the house stands amongst sloping olive groves. There are neighbouring properties dotted about on the hillsides around and about but none are immediate neighbours.

The design is clean and simple which makes it light and relaxing both inside and out.

Sunny days

The pool enjoys sunshine from dawn until dusk and the best views of all, over the coastal mountains and distant white villages to the Mediterranean Sea.

A large sitting room at the front, with a well-appointed kitchen to one side, leads up a few steps to the bedrooms and bathroom at the back.

Ceilings are high and floors are laid with terracotta tiles. This, together with quality fittings and furniture, creates a harmonious ambience, a great place to rest and recharge overworked batteries.

From the living area the main door opens to a covered patio where a grapevine overhead is growing fast, the best spot to view the sun setting over the Mediterranean, or to enjoy an outdoor meal and the gentle mountain breezes.

A smaller but more protected and secluded terrace to one side is an ideal place to take the sun.

The pool area is well located, with the best views of all. It enjoys the sunshine from dawn until dusk. There is a garden of lemon, orange and olive trees and, around the pool, plants add colour to what is already a pretty sight.

An incredible holiday

"A big thank you to the rustic blue team, we had an incredible holiday - the villa was perfect and we had a lovely warm welcome too".

Accessed by a track from the road which links Cómpeta and Sayalonga, the property has its own car port. The track is one kilometre long with a number of areas along the track that require slow, careful driving. We do not recommend the use of a car with a low clearance from the ground as this will make travelling to and from the house more difficult.

The closest restaurants and bars, as well as many other amenities and facilities, are in Cómpeta which these days has an international, cosmopolitan community. The ‘Jewel of the Axarquia’, the small town (population 4,000) has fabulous views of the Mediterranean from its position 700 metres above sea level in the Sierra Almijara.

It is known for its wine production and the festival, El Noche del Vino is a celebration of all things wine, as well as flamenco dancing, sevillana music and general fiesta exuberance fuelled by plenty of free-flowing vino. It is held on 15th August. There is a museum too, dedicated to wine, where you can buy local produce and handicrafts.

It is a charming, flower bedecked old town with its main centre, the Plaza Almijara, dominated by a magnificent sixteenth century church. This bustling square is one of the best places to enjoy a break as it offers several bars, restaurants and pavement cafes. From the main square ancient cobbled streets snake away to reveal hidden squares, boutiques and restaurants.

The spectacular Casa de la Mira Nature Reserve is close by, with beautiful walking and wildlife to enjoy. Walking in the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda is always superb.

The Torrox Coast offers the closest beaches. A little further along this coast, Torre del Mar has the best promenade on the Costa del Sol and the even more international Nerja is well worth a visit as well.

Closer to home there is plenty to do, too: walking, painting, mountain biking, bird watching - or just relaxing here under the wonderful Andalusian sun.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


All on one floor

  • Living / dining room / kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double
    • 1 twin bedded (the beds can be pushed together to make a double if preferred)
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower only, no bath tub)
  • Terrace (furnished)
  • Garden and grounds



  • 40" Smart Satellite TV with UK Channels (See Details)
    This property has a satellite system that receives BBC1 HD, BBC2 HD, BBC3 HD, BBC News, BBC4, CBBC HD, CBeebies, BBC Parliament, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD. There is also Sky which receives a variety of channels including Sky News. The TV is also internet connected.
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Selection of DVD's, CD's and games
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)


  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Ceiling fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied


  • Electric Oven
  • Gas / electric hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 2.5 m - 1.5m deep)
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (gas)
  • Covered parking


Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from April to mid October each year. If conditions are favourable, it may be opened outside of these dates, on request (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday in July and August; at all other times they can start and finish on any day of the week



Prices are inclusive of a starter pack of essental groceries etc.

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

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZX 23

2023 Season Dates Week Fortnight
5th January to 10th March 810 € 1,620 €
11th March to 23rd June 1,020 € 2,040 €
24th June to 25th August 1,310 € 2,620 €
26th August to 13th October 1,020 € 2,040 €
.14th October to 8th December 810 € 1,620 €
09th December to 3rd January 2024 1,020 € 2,040 €

ZX 23

2024 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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Security Deposit

A 250 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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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 10 mins from Cómpeta (most facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga)


1 km of unmade road followed by 200m of access track. We would not recommend a car with low clearance for the last 200m; 10 mins from Cómpeta (most facilities) in La Axarquía region (Province of Málaga).

Torre del Mar (beaches, Aquapark, all facilities including major food stores and shopping centre) 40 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.

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.


  • Cómpeta has an international, cosmopolitan atmosphere these days and is a thriving little place. The ‘Jewel of the Axarquia’, the small town (population 4,000) has fabulous views of the Mediterranean from its position 700 metres above sea level in the Sierra Almijara.
  • It is a charming, flower bedecked old town with its main centre, the Plaza Almijara, dominated by a magnificent sixteenth century church. This bustling square is one of the best places to enjoy a break as it offers several bars, restaurants and pavement cafes. From the main square ancient cobbled streets snake away to reveal hidden squares, boutiques and restaurants.
  • Inland, Lake Vinuela is a man-made lake but none the less spectacular and picturesque for this. Its azure-blue waters are surrounded by rolling hills and a number of delightful villages including Alcaucin, Periana and Riogordo. Close by, the villages of Comares, Competa and Benamargosa are equally charming.
  • Pretty beaches make this the ideal place for a family outing, away from the nearby, busy coastline. Pine trees add to the sense of tranquillity and the feeling of being at one with nature, while they provide the perfect habitat for many different species of birds.
  • Picnic areas have been set out, complete with barbeque facilities, offering splendid views across the placid waters. They are only occasionally disturbed by small boats, which add a fitting splash of colour to the surroundings. All of this set against the majestic backdrop of the nearby mountains.
  • Torre del Mar is the closest major seaside resort and boasts one of the longest, and certainly one of the widest, beaches on the coast. Running parallel to its 4 kilometres of sandy beach is a splendid promenade with a wide walking area, cycle lane, grassy areas, play areas for children and, of course, numerous restaurants (including some excellent fresh fish and seafood), chiringuitos (beach bars) and other watering holes. It is very Spanish in character although, as with most places these days, you will find quite an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. For the young at heart, there's plenty of night-long, night life too.
  • The esplanade extends all the way to the fishing port and marina at La Caleta de Velez. This area has not yet been developed and it remains very much a working port.
  • Nerja is a little further east along the coast. Much more "international" with a strong British presence (you can have a curry here ... ) it boasts 16 kilometres of beaches with powdery sand and sparkling clear water.
  • Flanked by a dramatic mountain range, Sierra Almijara, to the east, the town has managed to avoid being blighted by the concrete high-rise scenario and tourist boom in some Costa del Sol resorts. The old quarter of the town is still virtually unchanged from its sleepy fishing village days of old with narrow, winding streets, its whitewashed houses overflowing with geraniums.
  • The heart of Nerja is its spectacular Balcón de Europa, a magnificent promenade along the edge of a towering cliff, with sweeping panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the small coves and beaches below, against an awesome backdrop of hazy blue mountains.
  • However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its magnificent caves - a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32 metre high column measuring 13 metres by 7 metres at its base. Located three kilometres out of town there are archaeological treasures galore including paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains.
  • One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed into a concert hall, where many fabulous performances (classical and flamenco) are staged during the summer. The International Festival of Music and Dance takes place in mid July each year.
  • Further a field, Granada is, of course, a must-see city. Soaring high above is the spectacular back drop of the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. And what a city lies below, a city of classical beauty, the jewel in the Spanish Crown.
  • The mesmerising Alhambra Palace and its exquisite gardens, one of the world's greatest wonders; the narrow, cobbled streets and beautiful walled gardens of the ancient Arab quarter, El Albaicín; the magnificent Cathedral, just one of many superb examples of Renaissance architecture; the caves of Sacramonte, nostalgic legacy of the gypsies.
  • A city which inspired García Lorca, Andalucía's finest poet, it is, above all, a people's city, full of life and colour, energy and fun.


  • There are many sporting activities on offer around the shores of Lake Viñuela, including horse riding, golf, hang gliding and walking. In the main these activities are offered by enterprising Brit's and other Europeans who have settled in the area.
  • La Sierra de Tejeda which rises up above 2,000 metres, offers a wealth of wonderful nature and walking possibilities.
  • Sailing and a variety of other watersports are available at the fishing port and marina, La Caleta de Velez. All major water sports are also available in Nerja including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.
  • For golf enthusiasts, there are several excellent golf courses to choose from. Many speak highly of the course at Antequera (1½ hours away) although there are plenty of others closer by.

The Area

La Axarquía

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