WHY CHOOSE VILLA GARETH?
Choose Villa Gareth, and you will not be disappointed, for you will find a truly special place of panoramic beauty and peace, secluded and tranquil but not remote, for it offers the prospect of visiting the Coast or just relaxing by your own Private Pool, perfect for exploring Rural Spain on Foot or by Car.
It is set within its own Garden and Olive Trees, midway between the two White Villages of Casarabonela and Alozaina, in the spectacular mountain region of the SIERRA de las NEIVES, Andalucia.
Malaga Airport, Marbella and the Coast are only 45 minutes drive away. The nearest large town is Alora, also nearby are the spectacular El Chorro Lakes where boating, fishing and swimming can be enjoyed
We recommend that a car will be essential.
WHY WE CHOSE VILLA GARETH
We decided to buy a property in this area because it is renowned for its outstanding beauty and quite simply; we fell in love with the fabulous views, which surround the Villa and stretch, uninterrupted as far as the eye can see. In fact the area is so special it is protected by the Reservar de la Biosfere; a sort of Spanish equivalent to our National Trust and as such it will remain unspoilt for many years to come.
We feel very lucky to have found this special little bit of Real Spain.
When you choose Villa Gareth you will find a friendly and comfortable home, from which to base your holiday.
It really is the perfect location, allowing you to not only choose your own pace but incorporate as much or as little variation into your holiday as you wish.
WHAT SORT OF HOLIDAY COULD THIS BE?
Well, it will appeal to YOU, if like us you dont want the continual crowds and noisy night life, all of the time.
At Villa Gareth you could chill out and relax, spend some time just taking in the views and enjoying the luxury of your own Pool.
In the evening you could enjoy a meal in the local Hotel Restaurant situated just 10 mins away and when your batteries are charged you could explore the nearby White Mountain Villages of Casarabonela and Alozaina where numerous Shops and typical Spanish Bars can be found.
Later you could take in some Sightseeing, maybe a short drive to the coast or even a trip to Gibraltar.
From the Villa, a scenic trip to Marbella will take approximately 45 mins Where you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous and if its retail therapy you crave then a visit to Puerto Banus is a must.
Malaga is a beautiful city and in contrast a day at the El Chorro lakes would provide swimming, fishing and boating too.
The choice of Golf courses is tremendous and to get a real feel of Spanish life there is always a Spanish Feria taking place in one of the White Mountain villages, during the Summer months
With the weather not presenting any problems, you could take a picnic on a leisurely mountain walk, where you may encounter, a solitary ,”Spanish Hombre” with his Donkey or even a Shepherd leading his Goats over the ancient mountain tracks
Now truly in the holiday swing, you could venture a little further a field in search of Spanish history at Granada, Alhambra or Ronda, alternatively enjoy your favourite activities.
Whatever you wish your holiday to include you can be sure Villa Gareth will be the most comfortable and perfectly based location to choose.
VILLA ACCOMMODATION AND GENERAL DISCRIPTION
TOP QUALITY RENTAL ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO SIX DISCERNING PEOPLE
Villa Gareth has been newly built by local craftsmen, to the highest specifications.
The Villa has been comfortably furnished throughout with good quality furniture, all necessary electrical equipment, pretty crockery plus plenty of glasses and cutlery etc.
Cool white bed linen and fluffy white towels are provided and there are lots of those little extra touches, to make your stay memorable.
The Central Heating will keep you cosy in the winter months and the Ceiling Fans, which are fitted in all bedrooms and reception rooms will keep you cool in the summer.
Sun Beds, and Pool Towels are provided.
The surrounding road systems are very good and the Villa is approached by a mountain track road approx 1 mile.
The garden is newly planted with shrubs and flowers.
Bookings are welcome throughout the year.
VILLA GARETH ACCOMMODATION;
Large Porch Large Double Doors lead into the Entrance Hall with a Stairway to Bedrooms.
The Kitchen is fully equipped with built in units and Granite Work Tops. There is a Circular Sink, Fridge Freezer, Dish washer, Toaster, Sandwich maker, Built in Cooker and Microwave and a Gas Hob.
The Indoor Dining Room adjoins the kitchen.
There is Cloakroom with a further WC and a Utility Room with Washing Machine.
A Large Sitting Room with plenty of comfortable Sofas and Arm Chairs. 32” Flat screen TV with Skybox with English channels, DVD and Video Recorder.
Double doors lead to; A Large covered Terrace, equipped for “alfresco dining” or sitting quietly with a book and provides welcome shade for relaxing.
Master Bedroom with King size Bed, Ensuite and Balcony
Second Bedroom with Twin Beds.
Third Bedroom with Double Bed.
Bedrooms 2&3 share the Main Bathroom.
Crisp white linen is used on all beds and White fluffy towels are provided.
The Villa is tastefully decorated throughout.
Plenty of private Parking.
The Pool measures 8x4 metres and is situated adjacent to the Villa, besides the covered Terrace. Depth 1metre to 2metres with steps into the shallow end. It has a fully automatic filtration system, it is set in a newly planted Garden and surrounded by a Sun Terrace, with ample Sun Beds. Underwater lighting means you can swim all evening.
There is a purpose built brick BBQ.
The Villa is cleaned thoroughly at the beginning and end of a rental. Extra Maid service can be organised.
Clients are taken to the Property and shown around, with an opportunity to ask questions.
A little food Hamper containing basic provisions such as bread , coffee etc. is supplied for your arrival and extra food shopping can be bought as per a list for a small charge.
A Car is essential and the approach road is quite steep in places.
Change over day is usually on Saturday but we can be flexible on this.
THE LOCAL AREA & THINGS TO DO
The nearby pretty villages of CASARABONELA and ALOZAINA are typically Moorish, with a network of winding streets lined with numerous Whitewashed houses.
Here time seems to have almost stood still yet, surprisingly if you explore you will find numerous Bars and places to eat. There are two local Bakeries and as many small Supermarkets and Butchers, as well as a Post Office and Banks and a Medical Centre. The churches in both villages are worth a visit and in Casarabonela there is a Tourist Office displaying leaflets on local places of interest as well as offering information about local art and crafts etc.
Casarabonela is renowned for its pure drinking water, which is bottled and sold in supermarkets all over Andalucia. In the village itself there are numerous drinking fountains from which the spring water flows abundantly.
There are, Market Days, Fiesta Days and wonderful views
Only 10 mins away is a typical Spanish Restaurant
Day to day necessities and provisions can be purchased locally.
The Spanish Town of Alora has larger Supermarkets and is 30 mins away.
El Chorro and the Lakes where there is swimming and boats for hire, are 40 mins away to the north.
The Coast, approximately 40mins offers a wide assortment of entertainment to suit young and old.
Huge Hypermarkets and Shopping Malls at Malaga and Marbella.
The nearest Golf is at Alhaurin el Grande 30 mins away.
Tolox and the Waterfalls are 25 mins distant.
Ronda, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Alhambra The Sierra Nevada’s, are all achievable in a day.
Perfect for Walking, Horse Riding, Painting and Fishing etc
The local Flora and Fauna offer great interest.
This Architect designed property and Pool was newly built in 2003 and incorporates many typical Spanish features. It is exceptionally well furnished and very comfortable with many thoughtful extras including Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms and reception rooms. There is plenty of private Parking a newly planted garden area and it is set in its own olive groves
From the Pool Terrace there are uninterrupted views of rolling hills and mountains with the sea in the distance.