Casa Escondida, Iznate

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

From £485 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 , Netflix, Prime etc, other languages are also available . In addition there is also a 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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29 out of 31 people recommend staying here


Family from Cwmbran, United Kingdom Jul 2022

Very comfortable property and very well equipped. This the owners own holiday home so you can see its very well looked after with everything you need. Although in a rural setting access to the motorway on the coast was quick so great for exploring. Both bedrooms are excellent size so two couples would find the set up great. Highlights for us were the fish restaurants, trip to the Picasso museum (book on line ahead to avoid queuing) and for my wife and daughter the clothes shops!

Reply from Julian

Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted you had a good holiday .
Thanks again.


Family from Lyndhurst , United Kingdom Jul 2022

What an absolute dream of a house! The surroundings are just unreal. Although the house is tucked away in the mountain (which we absolutely loved!) you don’t feel at all isolated. Iznate just down the road, where you’ll find a couple of shops and bars. Such lovely people as well. The pool was amazing, which is where we spent most of our time. House was fully equipped, and Julian the host was amazing. Highly recommend this place. We will definitely be back.
Thanks again Julian!

Reply from Julian

So glad that you had a good holiday after all the traumas you suffered the week beforehand. Like you we always find the Locals extremely friendly and helpful.
You will always be welcome back.


Family from Seaton, United Kingdom Jul 2022

Great rural Finca set in the mountains with fantastic views across the countryside to the sea below. We always like to holiday partially isolated for privacy and tranquility. The peace was only broken occasionaly by the neighbour's dog which is common place in Spain. The property is traditionaly Spanish with the usual quirks. The kitchen has loads of utensils, pan, glasses, mugs etc and the hob and cooker made it easy to cater. Didn't bother with the barbecue but there is a choice of two to use. Showers worked perfectly always loads of hot water, and most importantly, the beds were comfortable. We had a small problem with the wifi which was sorted out within 24 hrs, and we had the choice of Netflix, Prime and loads of Brit tv, but didn't watch much. The pool was a very welcoming 28 degrees most days, ideal for cooling off after sun bathing on one of the many available areas. The final approach road is dusty and a bit of a rough steep ride, but it is really worth the trip. The huge Eroski shopping centre is only a 20 minute drive away, then 15 / 20 minutes further on is the choice of Torrox Costa or Torre del Mar etc. Restaurant Magon in Torrox Costa is a must. The lovely Iznate town is only 10 / 15 mins up the road and is also well worth a visit. We ate at The bar Andalucia at the bottom of the town, it was great food and cheap drinks. All together a great holiday experience, excellent communication and support from the owner, a lovely Finca with a nice pool. We definately recommend this place for a holiday. Thank you Julian for your help.

Reply from Julian

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you all had a good holiday. I will certainly give Restaurant Mahon try when we are there in September, haven’t tried that one yet. Thanks again for your booking, you will always be welcome to return


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.

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 10 April 2024

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 25 April 2024 - 10 November 2025: the minimum stay is 6 nights.
  • 22 March - 10 November 2026: the minimum stay is 6 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Late checkin 21:00 24:00

    £10.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Late Checkin 24:00 to 08:00

    £30.00 per booking, paid locally



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, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Local


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 31 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.