Finca El Regalo
Finca with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Cómpeta, Spain
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From €889 per week
Authentic, family-friendly country villa with private pool and spectacular sea views across the valley and south to the Mediterranean coast.
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 is no less impressive, terraced on various levels. The Mediterranean Garden contains over ninety 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 year but not heated, faces south, and enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding terrain and the sea beyond. The pool is not suitable for young children (2.0-1.3m deep).
The main house consists of two separate units located on various 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 authorizes it and for an additional fee of 35 euro/day paid to 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 coastal 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 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 safety. The last 500 m of the road to the Finca is quite a steep downhill ride over mostly paved, slightly bumpy terrain but you do not need 4x4drive to pass through. (I’m happy to announce that the road to Finca has recently been improved -November 2018-. All the bad pieces have been covered with concrete and you don’t really need 4x4 drive car to reach your destination). We always make sure that the road is passable for an ordinary car. As compensation you will get extreme privacy during your holiday stay.
From June to end of August the property will be exclusively at your disposal and no other people will occupy the house during your stay. When you rent the house for another period you will have to accept the 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 actively participate in this process. Please, always give us the exact number of people in your group. 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 an exceptionally 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 live from agriculture, especially wine growing, from which wines they obtain the "Moscatel wine" and "Uva Pasa" (Dry Grapes), both products internationally appreciate due to their excellent quality. Each year on 15th August Competa hosts a 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 lasts 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 that offer a wide range of traditions, beauty, history, and amusements. The Alcazaba in Málaga, with the port and the city itself and the Picasso 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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renting extra "tower suite"
€35.00 per night, paid locally
Use of sauna
€60.00 per week, paid locally
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
2 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 1 Separate WC
Private pool, Size 10m x 4.5m, Depth 1.4m to 2m
CD player, Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable
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
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view
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
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