Casa Escondida, Iznate

Villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Iznate, Spain

From £450 per week

Tranquil villa, with stunning sea views, private pool, shaded areas. Enjoy a holiday in a peaceful location where the Spanish live and tend their grapes, olives and almonds.


Peaceful two bedroom villa, with additional two bed sofa bed, easy access on main track. Private pool, shaded areas, 15 minutes to beach and beach bars etc,10 minutes to local shops, 20 to hypermarket complexes and supermarkets. This Villa is called CASA ESCONDIDA (Hidden House) for a very good reason, but is not hard to find or remote. Enjoy a tranquil holiday in Spain where the Spanish live and farm.

Registered with,and inspected,by the Department of Tourism of the Andalucian Junta

Stunning Panoramic sea and country views, Easy 45 minute drive from Airport, 30 minutes to Central Malaga.

Large lounge (although you will spend most time outside,) two shaded patio areas, Barbeque area, 5.8x 4 metre pool,(not heated), fully fitted and equipped modern kitchen, with Oven, Microwave etc. Shower room. outside wetroom with toilet and shower by pool. Wide variety of local Bars and restaurants, plus the attractions of Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar and Nerja. Good base for visiting Granada, (Alhambra palace) Inland Andalucia, Alpujarras (Driving over Lemons country). Santa Semana (Easter) in the area is not to be missed, with processions and fiestas abundant, and further afield to Granada (120 minutes) Cordoba(90 Minutes), Seville (160 mins), Gibraltar(120 mins)
Tv is provided by internet based TV, access to BBC Iplayer etc, other languages are also available . In addition there is also an integrated DVD player.The Villa will be prepared on your arrival, large supply of bedlinen, towels etc, but please provide your own Beach towels.

PLEASE NOTE although access to the pool can be prevented with a lockable gate, there are some large drops, so we do not consider the Villa “child friendly” for under 5s. Sorry No Pets.

I have a PDF file which gives full directions from the Airport, details of all the facilities of the property and a guide to Shops restaurants etc that we have found over the years, this will be provided when you book

Start dates - any day of the week to accommodate lower flight costs.

Rental licence or registration number: VTAR/MA/01407


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26 out of 28 people recommend staying here


Family from Chorley, United Kingdom Jun 2022

We stayed for a week in June, the Casa is superbly equipped truly short of nothing. Ideally located for exploring the area, a car definitely needed.
Communication with the owner prompt and efficient a true reflection of the villa with a explanation for every aspect.
Would not hesitate to recommend

Reply from Julian

Many thanks for your kind review, you will always be welcome back. So glad you had a good holiday


Family from Cheadle, United Kingdom Jul 2020

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Casa Escondida, we loved the panoramic views and we couldn't fault a solitary thing. We were met by the very helpful Lara. The villa was really clean, there was lots of cups, glasses and everything we needed was there. We had a really nice bbq with super quality meat bought from the little supermarket in Iznate. The pool was ideal for dipping into and was kept clean by Lara's husband. We didn't get to everywhere due to covid but we were more than happy to sit and soak up the sun and views. We will definitely be returning.


Family from St Leonards On Sea, United Kingdom Jul 2019

From the start of the booking process to the finish it has been a pleasure to deal with Julian the owner. Great communication with lots of helpful information.
The property is fantastic, well thought out with everything you could possibly need. The pool was lovely and clean and the views are amazing.
Some might find the track from the main road a little challenging, but it’s a Villa up in the hills, what do you expect!
There’s plenty to see and do, Nerja, Frigiliana, the beaches (15-20 minute drive), and much more.
On a side note I would recommend All In car hire at Malaga (search on line) unlike the bigger firms they won’t rip you off, what they quote is what you pay, no hidden charges, excellent.
A fantastic relaxing holiday, thank you.

Reply from Julian

Many thanks for your kind review, glad you enjoyed yourselves.


Family from Glasgow, United Kingdom Jul 2018

We had a superb stay in this beautiful home in a stunning location. Set up in the hills with views to the coast it is the type of Spain we love. Close to the beautiful small village of Iznate where we had some superb food yet only 25 minutes to the coast, Almayate being a favourite for a quiet lunch and swim.
The house is spacious, cool and very well equipped. We loved the fairy lights and star gazing at night. The pool is glorious and the brand new wet room is great. The road to the property is perfectly accessible in a normal car and is as you'd expect from campo roads, how else do you get the stunning vistas!
Julian provided excellent information in advance of our stay and we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks Julian!

Reply from Julian

Many thanks for your very kind review, It is always good to know that people enjoy the same sort of holiday as we do.
Thanks again


Family from Leeds, United Kingdom Aug 2017

My family and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay . The villa and pool were as described . The views were stunning. Julian was great , making sure we had all the details we needed . Lara was there as promised to lead us up to the villa .


Friends from Hove, United Kingdom Jul 2017

The villa has fantastic views from up high in the hills over the rolling hills, valley and sea. The colours change from dawn to dusk and there is always something to look at and absorb oneself in. We enjoyed ourselves immensely at Casa Escondida, beginning the holiday with trips to the nearby white towns, local beaches, villages, the botantical gardens and Malaga (we stumbled on a procession at the cathedral which was amazing) but then ended up for the last few days just staying put at the villa by the pool, lounging on the sunbeds and sitting on the chairs on the verandah. It is a perfect place to get away from the bustle of modern life, become completely absorbed in holiday reading, plan great trips into the mountains you never quite make, drink bottles of local wine and eat home barbeequed food by candlelight and watch the many solar-powered twinkly lights come on at twilight - all very relaxing. We also discovered a great herb garden at the back that we used to adorn our salad each day. And the bougainvillea was second to none.

7 other reviews

Andrea Aug 2021

Nice house with a lovely pool. Beautiful view!! Enjoying the peace and quiet! Just a shame we couldn't use the pizza oven.

Marta Aug 2021

Our stay at Casa Escondida has been great. We have really enjoyed its incredible views and its fantastic pool. The house is fully equipped, and communication with Julian has been very good. We will surely repeat!

Naima Aug 2021

If you are looking for tranquility, a great view and a nice swimming pool, Casa Escondida is the place for you. With the family we enjoyed the pool and the tranquility. Everything is present in the house. The road to the house is a challenge at first, but after a few times it's easier.

Noal Jul 2021

Nice house very well equipped and super functional! Calm and nature in abundance!

Liz Aug 2020

Absolute gem of a place, perfect place for exploring the beautiful surrounding area, Nerja and Benalmadena being our favourites with lovely places to eat. The tranquility of the Casa and the distant view of the sea make it easy to unwind and relax here, we spent most days by the pool soaking up the sun and enjoying the views. The little village of Iznate is friendly and welcoming with nice bars to pick up generous portions of food. We loved our time at Casa Escondida, Julian is an amazing host, quick to reply and will definitely be back!!

Thank your for opening our eyes to a Spanish holiday with a difference. We have had many holidays in Spain, but always in busy resorts on the coast. Last year we thought we would try a more tranquil holiday, and your casa lived up to all our expectations. Just a nice distance from the coast, should we want to go to the beach, although must say we were more than happy to chill by the pool, and just pleasing ourselves. We enjoyed our stay so much, we are hoping to bring our friends next year. Kind Regards John and Barbara Nunn

Dear Julian I would just like to let you know how wonderful our holiday was at your Caseta. The remote setting of the property is absolutely wonderful and the stunning view overlooking the valley and out to the sea in the distance is just what we were hoping for. My wife was really taken with the shaded covered terraces and the wonderful flowers and shrubs that you have surrounded the property with. The tinkling of the goats bells as they go out to forage for the day was really the icing on the cake as this was about the only thing apart from the Catalan farmer tending his vegetables and grapes, that we were aware of. This is what a REAL Spanish holiday was about. Once again many thanks for the use of your Caseta. We shall let a few of our close friends know about this wonderful jewel. Kind Regards Graham and Sally Webber

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 10km Nearest bar 2.3km Nearest restaurant 2.3km Nearest ski lift 100km Nearest supermarket 15km Malaga Airport 30km Beach 10km Granada (Alhambra Palace) 90km Malaga City 28km Nerja 25km

Local activities

Boat hire 20km Fishing 10km Flying 10km Golf 15km Horse riding 15km Sailling 20km Scuba diving 20km Skiing 100km Tennis 3km Water skiing 20km Wind surfing 10km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Local food market 10km Museum 30km Shopping 10km Theatre 15km Theme park 45km Zoo 45km Cinema 15km

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Updated 11 June 2022

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 4 July 2022 - 10 November 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 22 March - 10 November 2024: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 22 March - 14 June 2025: the minimum stay is 6 nights.



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Lounge


2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 5.6m x 3.8m, Depth 1.4m to 1.4m


DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English


Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


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


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

Suitable for


Extra information

Stunning views of Med and inland Axarquia region, please note that the pool has no shallow end, it is approx. 1.4 metres deep all over


Average rating from 28 reviews

Private Owner From Ipswich, United Kingdom Member since Aug 2009

The villa is our family holiday home since buying the property in 2001. We then spent 10 years improving it to the standard we would expect, having the pool built etc. but it is not run as a business, just to help us defray some of our costs. The basic rule is there are no rules, just chill out and relax. Hope you enjoy the place as much as we do. We live near Ipswich in the UK, so you will have total access to the entire property. Our nearest neighbours are local Spanish farmers. Lara our local manager, who is fluent in Spanish and English having moved to Iznate aged 11 is always available should you have any issues.

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The villa is our family holiday home since buying the property in 2001. We then spent 10 years improving it to the standard we would expect, having the pool built etc. but it is not run as a business, just to help us defray some of our costs. The basic rule is there are no rules, just chill out and relax. Hope you enjoy the place as much as we do. We live near Ipswich in the UK, so you will have total access to the entire property. Our nearest neighbours are local Spanish farmers. Lara our local manager, who is fluent in Spanish and English having moved to Iznate aged 11 is always available should you have any issues.