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Finca El Regalo

Finca with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Cómpeta, Spain

From €889 per week

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Authentic, family-friendly country villa with private pool and spectacular sea views across the valley and south to the Mediterranean coast.

Overview

Finca el Regalo is an Andalusian country villa situated on 20.000 m^2 ground providing extreme privacy with a wonderful view of the Mediterranean. Newly built with preservation of the Andalusian ambiance and heritage is tastefully decorated and furnished. The exterior of the property in no less impressive, terraced on different levels. The Mediterranean garden contains over 90 matured olive, avocado, mango and almond trees. A courtyard and ample terracing provide ideal spots for relaxing, barbecuing and dining. A pool (10 x 4.5 m) is open all the year but not heated, faces south and enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding terrain and the sea beyond. The pool is not suitable for very young children (2.0-1.3m deep).

The main house consists of two separate units located on different levels with the smaller annex house situated near the swimming pool. We are renting the lover level of the main house and the annex house. The upper house stays closed during your stay.

In the period from June to the end of August, as well as during periods of time when none of us is on the property, we provide the fourth bedroom (bedroom in the tower) with a double bed and its own bathroom. During these periods of time we can host up to eight people. This room will only be open if the number of people in the group authorize it and for an additional fee of 35 euro/day paid on our bank account or locally by arrival. You must inform us in advance if you intend to rent this extra facility

You drive only 12 min. to the nearest Costa del Sol village Competa where you can find all amenities. The half hour drive to the coast takes you to the costa resorts of Torrox Costa, Nerja, Torre del Mar, offering fine beaches, water sports, markets, many bars, restaurants and shops.

Be aware that you need a car for your stay in Finca el Regalo and you will be driving in the mountains of the rural Andalusia. As a rule, please, drive in this region very carefully. You must be aware that the roads in the mountainous, agricultural part of Andalusia do not meet the standards you are used to in your country. In most cases they are paved but they are narrow, they have no side protection, and some are simply unpaved mountain roads. For someone who has never visited this region, the first impression may be concern for the safety. The last 500 m of the road to the Finca is quite a steep downhill ride over unpaved, slightly bumpy terrain but you do not need 4x4drive to pass through . (I’m happy to announce that the road to the Finca has been recently improved -November 2018-. Almost all the bad pieces has been covered with a concrete and you don’t really need 4x4 drive car to rich your destination). We always make sure that the road is passable for an ordinary car. As a compensation you will get extreme privacy during your holiday stay.

From June to end of August the property will be exclusively to your disposal and no other people will occupy the house during your stay. When you rent the house in another period you will probably have to accept presence of the owners on the property. We guarantee maximum privacy during your stay. From September to the end of January we are collecting grapes and olives for making wine & olive oil. You are welcome to active participate in this process. Please, give us always the exact number of people in your party. We are preparing the house only for a given number of guests.

Competa & surroundings
Competa is situated 650m above sea level and due to its moderate and healthy climate a lot of people prefer this area.  Being situated some distance from the sea enables Competa to enjoy a very fine climate during the winter months. This old Moorish Town overlooking the Sierras is relatively free of tourism and still intrinsically Spanish in culture, bustling with local live. When you take a walk to Competa - which for centuries has been the capital of wine and resins - you will find yourself immediately immersed in all the charm of a village that, with its narrow white-washed streets and flower-covered balconies, appears impervious to the passage of time.
The village is very well served with an abundance of fine restaurants and bars each offering local cuisine or tapas at low prices. Competas inhabitants basically live from agriculture, especially wine growing, from which wines they obtain the "Moscatel wine" and "Uva Pasa" (Dry Grapes), both products internationally appreciates due to their excellent quality. Each year on 15th August Competa hosts a very famous wine festival called El Noche Del Vino (The Night of the Wine). At the end of July there is the annual Feria (country fair) which usually last a week when the local people hardly sleep at all.
For anyone who wishes to explore the foothills of Sierra Almijara the countryside surrounding Competa offers splendid views, excellent walking, bird watching and horseback riding. It is a good starting-point for excursions and hikers. The area is perfect both for walking in the mountains and relaxing on the beach. From December to April you can enjoy alpine ski sports in Sierra Nevada ski resort Sierra Nevada.

There are many places to visit around that offer a wide range of traditions, beauty, history and amusements. The Alcazaba in Málaga, with the port and the city itself and the Piccaso museum (www.museopicassomalaga.org ) Córdoba, with its grand Mosque  Granada, with its incomparable Palace of the Alhambra or the beautiful gardens of Seville and, as a backdrop, the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada  - are just some of the examples. In Nerja you should visit the most spectacular attraction - fascinating caves, located just three kilometres from the centre of town. They include archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other pre-historic remains. For the more adventurous, Madrid is only a 3-hour train drive away and Morocco is just across the Straight of Gibraltar.

Rental licence or registration number: VTAR/MA/02778

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6 out of 6 people recommend staying here

Helen

Family from Sibford Ferris, United Kingdom Jul 2018

A truly beautiful setting, with complete privacy!
We loved the Finca el Regalo because of its views, gorgeous terraces, pool, fruit trees and the Spanish feel. Fountains, tiles, huge pots of jasmine, lots of small detail that really gave the place a wonderful atmosphere.
The house itself was comfortable and clean and the kitchen, well equipped. It was handy having the pool house for snorers and was useful to have the extra space. The managers, Ad and Eric who live up the road, were so helpful at all times, sorting us out on a number of occasions , such as finding a back therapist (fantastic!) when I had a problem. The owners were easy to contact and the booking in process was easy. The Finca offers a restful, quiet space, so if you are looking for excitement or to be very near the coast, its not the place for you. The nearby town of Competa is charming and has everything you need in terms of food shopping and restaurants. The only thing we found challenging was the drive from the Finca to the road. Although it says in the info you don't need a 4 wheel drive, we wished we'd hired one as the track is awful in parts and every trip up and down, we were concerned about damaging the undercarriage of the hire car (a small family polo). I am an experienced, competent driver and found the daily trip a bit stressful! So, my advice is to get a suitable car. Other than that, it was a wonderful holiday and I would highly recommend a stay here.

Tony

Family from Athlone, Ireland Jun 2018

Had a very pleasant stay here with extended family in July 2018. We've stayed in many rented houses in Andalusia over the past years and this is one of the nicest we've stayed in. The property is as described and as pictured.
But there are a things potential renters should be aware of. Firstly, you only have access to the bottom floor of the main house (top floor unoccupied). The shower room in the main house is in effect a walk through area. This wasn't a huge deal for us, but you might want to bear it in mind if you're sharing the property. The pool house is small, but can easily accommodate 2 adults and has its won toilet/shower. Secondly, as others have noted, the access to the property might be an issue for some drivers. The drive from Competa to the property takes about 15 - 20 minutes. Its a surfaced road but without edge barriers in some places. Most drivers will find it OK. The last 750 m or so from that road down to the property is an unsurfaced dirt track, steep in places, some of which are quite narrow. Its ok after you've driven it a few times, but there are only a few places where 2 cars can pass each other, so you may have to reverse up or down if you meet someone else on the track.
For us these slight negatives were outweighed by the positives. There's loads of outside space, so even if there are a few of you it won't feel crowded. There's a large shaded patio beside the kitchen, with a large table and chairs for mealtimes. There's a great charcoal BBQ and pizza/bread oven. The pool is a good size, with plenty of space around it for sun loungers. The property is mainly south facing and the views down the valley to the sea are super. Overall, I'd be happy to recommend it if you're looking for peace and quiet in a rural location.

Reply from Jaromir

Thank you Tony for a nice review. Unfortunately we can’t improve the quality of the access road to the Finca but it is rather common problem in rural Spain. It is mentioned in the advertisement, that the upper part of the main house will stay closed. We decided to do that trying to keep a little bit privacy for ourselves in the home where we are spending at least 6 months per year. As you noticed staying there you are awarded with a beautiful surrounding and total privacy.
Looking forward to see you again.
Best regards
Jaromir

Judith

Family from Manchester, United Kingdom Aug 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Finca El Regalo. The views are magnificent and the privacy exactly what we needed. The pool is a really nice size and we enjoyed many hours relaxing in and around the pool. We found the pool house very convenient as it has a toilet and is right next to the pool (it is a flight of stairs down from the pool to the main house). We stayed in the 2 bedrooms of the main house. Only one bedroom has air conditioning but there are plenty fans around the house. The Finca is clean and well equipped. We had some difficulty getting the TV to work. Ad, who gave us the keys, was very helpful especially when we were trying to find the house for the first time. We were also emailed directions before we left which were useful. We found the drive to the finca (the first 15 minutes) quite nerve wracking but it definitely got easier after we had done it a couple of times. It took us around 45 minutes to get to the motorway from Finca El Regalo. One has to be a good/experienced driver to feel confident on the roads in the area. We have come home with wonderful memories! Thank you!

Reply from Jaromir

Thank you for a nice review.
After many years driving to our Spanish home we consider the roads not as challenging as it it was in very beginning- 20 years ago. Imagine that dirty truck starting from Competa. I agree, first impression for a average urban driver me be challenging. But you are revorded with extreme privacy and tranquillity of the location . Next time try the road down from finca to Sayalonga. We will consider installing airco in studio as well. We hope see you once again in sunny Andalusia.
Kind regards
Jaromir

Anthony

Family from Bournemouth, United Kingdom Aug 2017

After searching for the perfect holiday villa for our summer holiday we certainly believe we found it in this villa. It is spacious, clean, well equipped and its location is just perfect. The journey to the villa from Competa is as described and is on some fairly steep unpaved roads but once navigated the villa is worth the extra effort involved in getting to it. There is ample space for families to relax whether some want to be around the pool or relaxing on the large covered patio with the most gorgeous view there are areas around the villa for everyone. The kitchen is well equipped and lacked nothing. If you want to be in a busy vibrant area this is not for you, but if you require relaxation, peace, quiet and beautiful surroundings then we can certainly recommend this villa. Good communications with the owner, local facilities including a supermarket in Competa all made for a highly enjoyable holiday.

Reply from Jaromir

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad, that you have enjoyed your stay in our holiday accommodation. If you can see some places for improvement, let as know. We know, that you had some problems to find the place. We will try to send to our customers more detailed information about driving direction. We will be glad to see you again. Kind regards. Jaromir the owner.

Charlotte

Friends from Leeds, United Kingdom Aug 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Finca El Regalo. As two couples with two babies the set up worked perfectly with each family having one self contained unit. The house was well equipped with everything you needed, and the chap who met us on arrival was only up the road, and very accommodating if anything arose.

The location is simply wonderful. Completely private with beautiful views down the valley to the sea. What this does come with is a challenging drive down the hillside. Once completed a couple of time the task seemed far less daunting, and would not put us off visiting again.

About a 15 minute drive is the village of Cómpeta where there are an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops but it retains a very traditional Spanish charm. The gellateria comes highly recommended!

As I've said, we would not hesitate to recommend, and we hope to visit again.

Keith

Family from Weymouth, United Kingdom Aug 2014

We were looking for a villa away from the crowds and this property fulfilled and pased these requirements. You need to do a little bit of pre tavel homwwork to find the location of this property which will pay divedends when you arrive. Once you leave the made up road you do wonder if you are heading in the right direction as the road is rough but follow the information provided. The Villa was superb, well equiped and met all of our needs with total isolation peace and quiet. The accommodation is split into two areas the lower unit, the main area and the upper unit with the pool annex. This is not suitable for very young children as they would be up there un-suppervised, The pool area has pleanty of space and areas of shade to get out of the sun. The pool is of a good size but with only a ladder for access into the shallow end, which I would estimate to be 1,25 - 1,5 Mtrs may not again be suitable for young children but for us this was not an issue. A fantastic Villa and we all had a really great holiday.


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Paul Furse Jul 2015

Sorry I have not been in contact sooner but it has taken me some time to get back to normal after such a relaxing holiday. We had a wonderful time at your beautiful villa and enjoyed our stay very much. It really is in a stunning position and we particularly liked Competa. Ad, your house manager, was very helpful without being intrusive. We would certainly go back in the future and hope we left everything in order after our departure. Best regards Paul

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest beach 17km Nearest bar 5km Nearest restaurant 6km Nearest ski lift 145km Nearest supermarket 6km Malaga airport 55km Granada Airport 140km Shoping center 25km Granada 120km Competa 6km coast 17km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 135km Local food market 5km Museum 50km Night club 5km Shopping 22km Theatre 45km Cinema 30km

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Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 22 October - 23 December 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 24 December 2021 - 1 January 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 2 January - 27 March 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 28 March - 5 April 2022: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 6 April - 10 April 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 11 April - 30 September 2022: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 October - 23 December 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 24 December 2022 - 1 January 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 2 January - 27 March 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 28 March - 5 April 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 6 April - 10 April 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 11 April - 30 September 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 1 October - 23 December 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 24 December 2023 - 1 January 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 2 January - 28 February 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 March - 27 March 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 28 March - 4 April 2024: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 6 April - 10 April 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 11 April - 30 September 2024: the minimum stay is 6 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 September and receive 10% off if the booking is made 5 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 31 October and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • renting extra "tower suite"

    €35.00 per night, paid locally

Optional extras

  • Use of sauna

    €60.00 per week, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double sofa bed
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 1 king size bed and en suite

There is also 2 cots

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 10m x 4.5m, Depth 1.4m to 2m

Entertainment

CD player, Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning bedrooms only, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Leisure

Sauna

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

Accommodation & Facilities Main house Kitchen: 4-ring gas hob - electric oven with grill  - coffee machine - electric water cooker.- toaster - complete kitchen hardware- vacuum cleaner -dish washer -refrigerator- dining table Sitting room: 3-seatter sofa - 4 chairs -dining table - open fireplace - satellite TV - DVD player Bedroom: double king size bed (180x200cm) - wardrobe - 2 bedside cabinets - air conditioning Bathroom: shower 90x90cm - 2 washbasins - washing machine Annex house: Kitchen/dining: dining table - 2 chairs - small fully equipped kitchen Bedroom: 2 beds 90cm x 200cm - 1 bedside cabinet - chair - washbasin -gas stove (only for winter months)  Bathroom: shower 90x90cm -  Sauna: extra fee 60,00 euros/week Skype phone: free

Jaromir

Average rating from 6 reviews

Private Owner From S'gravenhage, Netherlands Member since Jul 2005

Past bookings: 22 bookings

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