Country Idyll, Great For Complete Privacy And Seclusion

Villa with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Salares, Spain

From €512 per week

Beautiful house set in a finca of 8,000 sq. m, in the Natural Park Tejeda-Almijara. Privacy & calm assured. If you are looking for a holiday haven to really unwind and relax, then look no further!


'CASA LAS JARAS - SALARES SPAIN'. This really is a superb location in which to spend a holiday. For those seeking a relaxing holiday amid wonderfully tranquil scenery this villa offers the perfect setting. Reached by 600 metres of rough track (a normal car hire is suitable), the house is set in a finca of 8,000 square metres, in the foothills of the Sierra Tejeda-Almijara.

This is a newly constructed villa with private pool (8 x 4m 1.4 - 1,9 m deep.). It has a delightful feeling of comfortable seclusion about it -yet it is perfectly situated for visits to the Málaga coast, while the historic city of Granada would make an excelelent day trip. It sands near the old Moorish village of Archez, approximately 30 minutes from the coast, and is set in the magnificent landscape of the Sierra Tejeda mountains, surrounded by vine-covered hills and a valley sweeping down to the sparkling blue sea in the distance. The surrounding area offers excellent opportunities for walking, particularly in the cooler months and Spring.

All on one level, this house is ideal for anyone looking for a lazy, relaxing holiday well away from the madding crowd but near enough to the villages of Archez, Canillas de Albaida and Competa for enjoying a night out in one of the many bars and restaurants.

The front shaded terrace has a built-in barbecue at one end and is ideal for outside dining whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the countryside (Natural Park). The Natural Park Sierra Tejeda-Almijara is a carefully preserved area of spectacularly natural beauty teeming with wildlife including deer, mountain goats, hawks and eagles. As well as heaven for nature-lovers, the park is also a walkers paradise. For a day on the beach, the sandy beaches of the Costa del Sol are not far away.

The house and the swimming pool area in particular, is in an enviable location, taking full advantage of the sweeping scenery and the hot Andalucían sun, tempered throughout this area by the altitude and the fresh mountain breezes. Its geographical location and the beauty of its scenery, makes this area a wonderful place for a holiday at any time of year. The villa is beautifully situated and perfect for rest, relaxation and really recharging the batteries.

For those who like to combine the usual holiday pursuits of swimming and sunbathing with some history and culture, there is plenty to see in this area.

Discover the real Spain!. Unspoilt countryside, magnificent mountain views and glorious weather!.


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Couple from Durrington, United Kingdom Oct 2019

Quiet,very relaxing stay.Sebastian the owner,very helpful,be prepared for quite a drive on some very twisting mountain roads,but well worth the drive,

Reply from Sebastian

Dear Vera & Paul,
Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed your stay to the full. Yes, this is a mountainous area and it has to be reached by twisting roads. But this is part of this enchanting area and once you get to the setting where the house is located you get your reward.
Kindest regards,


Couple from Galashiels, United Kingdom Sep 2019

Well what can we say... The most perfect weeks holiday we've ever had.
Casa Las Jaras is set in the hills, with the most wonderful scenery set out in front of it. The peace and quiet because of its idyllic setting was very relaxing. The Villa itself is beautifuly finished, with everything you would ever require there to hand. Very clean and tidy as you would hope for, and has a great swimming pool that was immaculately cleaned before out arrival. The owners were so helpful and met us at the village before you get to the villa, we followed them up and they pointed everything out that we would need to know. Loved our stay there and will be sure to return in the future.

Hamish and Sue

Reply from Sebastian

Dear Hamish and Sue,
When I went to the villa the day of your departure I knew you had enjoyed your stay: your faces (and bodies!) talked by themselves. The tone of your skin had changed considerably in just 7 days, so I was not surprised when you told me that you had spent most of the time sunbathing and cooling off in the pool. Your review confirms that you got in my house the real rest in pure nature and peace you were looking for.
Thank you very much for your visit.
Kindest regards,


Couple from Reading, United Kingdom Jul 2019

We are a mature couple, and had a fantastic, peaceful, relaxing three-week stay at Casa Las Jaras. We greatly enjoyed the villa, the setting, the local area, and the service provided by the owners Sebastian and Isabella. We have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending the villa.
The villa itself is situated in the hills of Axarquia, on the edge of the Tejeda National Park. It is on one level, with a large terrace, an ample pool, sun loungers, tables and chairs, poolside shower etc. The inside of the villa is very good too, with great facilities including satellite TV, wi-fi, air-conditioning, washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
The position of the villa on the hill provides a stunning view, and such a tranquil setting...... the villa is private, not overlooked, and there are paths and tracks to walk (and run) all around. It really is such a peaceful setting, and though there are other villas in the area, it is rare to see - or hear - another car (sometimes in the evenings we would watch car headlights 'snaking' their way up or down the hills opposite). As well as the local walks etc, the National Park is just behind the villa, and the villages of Archez and Salares are a brief drive away. Following owner Sebastian's suggestion, we also walked across the hill to Salares on one occasion (about 35-40 minutes there and a little longer to walk back up the hill..). We also really enjoyed visiting the nearby villages of Canillas de Albaida, Sedella, Canillas de Aceituno, Sayalonga, and the town of Competa. All of the (white-washed) villages are unique, beautiful, and the people are very friendly and generous. We are non-meat eaters ourselves, and had no problem in eating from a wide range of menus in all of the villages, visiting a different restaurant or bar every time. The food, the setting, and the service was fantastic wherever we went, and the prices were much cheaper than in the UK.
Sebastian and wife Isabella are exceptionally welcoming, helpful, and keen to ensure guests have a great holiday (Sebastian also speaks good English). They met us at nearby Archez to guide us to the villa, and Sebastian then came once a week to clean the pool. We had two water leaks whilst away on holiday - one back at home in the UK, and one on the road close to the villa (linked to the villa's water pipes). For the water leak close to the villa, Sebastian and Isabella left their jobs and commitments elsewhere, came as soon as they could get to the villa, dug up the road, and fixed the pipe immediately.... For the water leak back home in the UK (managed by our family back home) it took a week to be fixed - including that the worker had to leave on one occasion because he was 'too hot'... We have nothing but thanks and admiration to Sebastian and Isabella.
Overall, we confirm our thanks to Sebastian and Isabella for a fantastic villa, in the best of settings... We have holidayed in many great places, including about ten previous holiday villa holidays in Spain.
But this was genuinely, our best ever holiday.
Joe and Sonia

Reply from Sebastian

Dear Joe and Sonia,
Well… what can I say after reading such complete and positive review?. I just have no words. Reading your generous & genuine opinion made my day. This is definitelly the kind of things that keep me going.
Kindest regards,


Solo from Eastbourne, United Kingdom Oct 2016

This villa is a must if you want to get away from the crowds. It really is tucked away in the mountains but not so much that you feel isolated as you can see other villas perched on the hills in the distance. But they are far enough away for total privacy.

When I arrived to meet Sebastian it was night and dark but Sebastian drove up to the villa and I followed him and that is despite me being very late for my rendezvous. The first thing that struck me was the smell of pine and the sound of the crickets. I had to wait for the morning for the amazing views.

From the villa there are plenty of places to walk to. For example Salares which has a small shop good for bread/milk and a few essentials and bar next door. It was an uphill walk back but very do-able knowing there was a pool waiting for you to cool off in. I also took my mountain bike and cycled round the mountain paths through the national park. One you get to the top off the hill behind the villa these are relatively flat (although gravel and a little bumpy) for a good part of the way. I stopped before any major decent - just because I was too lazy to cycle back up! In the villa there are plenty of details of other walks and places of interest etc that you can drive to for day trips. If you want to leave the villa that is. I didn't feel the need apart from a quick drive down to Salayonga for supplies. It has a few more shops than Salares and somewhere to buy meat.

The villa itself has everything you need. It is clean, tidy and comfortable. It is pretty much as the pictures are. There are even very well written instructions on how to get back to the villa when you take your first trip out by car. Sebastian really has thought of everything to make your stay as stress free as it should be and is on hand should there be any issues. A fuse went during my stay and initially I couldn't turn it back on so I contacted Sebastian to check I had done everything I should. He responded immediately and then followed up with a phone call later to check it was OK.

I've mentioned the pool but it does deserve another mention - It is a good size, clean and deep (est 2m at one end) and you can swim lengths without catching the bottom at the shallower end (as I have found with other pools).

I was there at the end of October when the whole of Europe seemed to have an exceptionally warm October - I don't know if I was lucky or if that was the norm. I'll have to come back to test that. I used the pool every day which was fine temperature wise and sunbathed afterwards to dry off, even managed a little tan (good for someone fair skinned). The evenings were fine. Cooler but not to cold however there is a log burning fire or air con for heating if required.

Finally the drive. I had read some of the reviews that made reference to quality of the track. I was a little concerned as I was taking my own relatively new car but it was fine. Yes the driveway is steep (as are some of the concrete roads up to the villa) and yes the last part of the road to the house is not concreted but taken slowly it is absolutely fine A bit bumpy in places but I had no problems whatsoever.

I genuinely cannot think of any negatives except for the presence of a few wasps which are irritating (as I hate wasps) but given the location I was not surprised to see them.

Reply from Sebastian

Dear Catherine,

Thank you very much for such a long and complete review. I am sure it will be very helpful for other guests. I hope you take some good memories of your stay, and that you will choose my villa as the place to recharge your batteries again in the future...
All the best,


Couple from Herts, United Kingdom Sep 2016

What a fantastic holiday!!

My girlfriend and I visited in the first week of September for a quiet week in the sun.

The villa is very remote, genuinely it will take 30 mins from the motorway to get to the apartment, it is a a windy mountainous road (at times a dust track) with the most incredible views.

The Villa is PERFECT. Large lounge/dinning area, lovely bedrooms and bathroom and the air conditioning cools the entire villa superbly.

The views are unreal, the pool is fantastic and there are no neighbours even remotely close so you will have total quiet and privacy.

Sebastian was very fast to respond to questions and we loved staying there.

We will be coming again. thanks

James and George

Reply from Sebastian

Dear James and Georgina,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write this review. I am glad to see that you enjoyed the quietness and privacy of the villa. Kindest regards, Sebastian.


Family from High Wycombe, United Kingdom Jul 2016

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday away from it all then this is definitely worth booking
A well appointed and equipped villa in beautiful surroundings but only 10 mins from the nearest village.
Many hours were spent by the pool enjoying the spectacular views and enjoying the peace and quiet, Virtually the only sound we could hear were the insects in the surrounding countryside.
Sebastian was incredibly friendly and helpful and although we had a minor problem with the air conditioning not working properly he couldn't have tried harder to ensure it was fixed as soon as possible and It certainly didn't spoil our stay.
We would definitely recommend staying here.

Reply from Sebastian

Dear Andy and family,
Thank you so much for spending some of your time on writting such complete and positive review. I am very keen on making my guests' stay memorable and to be honest these coments keep me going. I hope to see you again in the future. Kindest regards, Sebastian

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Mr./ Mrs. Alders from Mijdrecht Oct 2014

Houdt je, zoals wij, van veel wandelen, afgewisseld met natuurstrand en snorkelen, rust, ruimte, veel privacy, vrij uitzicht, een huis dat voelt als een thuis, een goed bed, een goede keuken en ook goede restaurants dichtbij dan is dit de plek! Wandelen kan vanaf het huis. De natuurstranden nabij Nerja zijn een klein uurtje rijden. Een weggetje binnendoor brengt je binnen een kwartier in Competa met vele restaurants en winkeltjes. Een hypermarche in Velez-Malaga op 40 min afstand heeft allles wat je nodig hebt op alle tijden van de dag en vooral de heerlijkste verse vis geleverd vanuit de nabije vissershaven. Het zwembad is niet verwarmd, maar tijdens ons verblijf warm genoeg (20-22 graden) om na de wandelingen of tijdens een luie dag even lekker te plonzen. De locatie is op een open helling, met een prachtig uitzicht op heuvels met maar weinig huizen

Family van Diggelen from NIEUWERBRUG AAN DEN RIJN, Apr 2012

Beautiful walks nearby as well as along the coast. Enjoy the beautiful view and the silence from the garden of the house.

Mr./ Mrs. J.H.M. van der Meulen from EMMELOORD, May 2010

Wij hebben hier genoten van een fantastische vakantie! De rust en stilte zijn subliem en de omgeving en het uitzicht zijn geweldig en onvergetelijk. Wij hebben mooie wandelingen gemaakt door de bergen en onderweg moet je gewoon zo'n lief wit bergdorp even aandoen voor een kop koffie. En bij thuiskomst neem je natuurlijk een frisse duik in het zwembad!

Mr./ Mrs. V.P. Mosch from wilnis May 2009

Wij hebben erg genoten van het comfort in en om het huisje, van het prachtige uitzicht over de vallei en de rust en de privacy. Zelfs begin april was het er overwegend prachtig weer. Zwemmen in het eigen zwembad was nog wat fris maar toch een aantrekkelijke en welkome afwisseling bij het zonnebaden. Boven op de berg (5 autominuutjes) begint een wandelroute in het Nationale Park. De wandelroutes zijn nog niet heel duidelijk aangegeven maar met wat richtinggevoel verdwaal je niet zomaar en kun je er prachtig wandelen in de omgeving over bergflanken met schilderachtige witte dorpjes en mooie vergezichten om je heen. De keuken is groot genoeg om voor een week boodschappen te bergen en kokkerellen is er geen straf met alle moderne apparatuur aanwezig! Ook lekker barbeq

Mr./ Mrs. F Wouda from oldenzaal Apr 2009

Voor ons was het een ideaal vakantiehuis vanwege de ligging: volledige privacy en rust in een mooie natuurlijke omgeving.

Mr./ Mrs. van Toor from Rotterdam Jun 2008

Wil je echt rust in een comformatbele omgeving dan is dit huis TOP! Groot zwembad, pefecte ligging en een uitzicht om elke ochtend, dag en avond van te genieten...

We stayed in June 2010 at Casa Las Jaras. The villa was as described clean, very comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely position. The pool and terraces were perfect for private sunbathing, swimming, playing and outdoor dining. The coastline is about 25 kms away but the inland regions are much more interesting with some stunning scenery and pretty white villages. We enjoyed evening walks around the villa spotting eagles, buzzards and hawks overhead. I would recommend this villa for those who want to be in comfortable pleasant suroundings away from the crowds. Jackie and Laurel. Scotland.

Wij hebben erg genoten van het comfort in en om het huisje, van het prachtige uitzicht over de vallei en de rust en de privacy. Zelfs begin april was het er overwegend prachtig weer. Zwemmen in het eigen zwembad was nog wat fris maar toch een aantrekkelijke en welkome afwisseling bij het zonnebaden. Boven op de berg ƕ autominuutjes) begint een wandelroute in het Nationale Park. De wandelroutes zijn nog niet heel duidelijk aangegeven maar met wat richtinggevoel verdwaal je niet zomaar en kun je er prachtig wandelen in de omgeving over bergflanken met schilderachtige witte dorpjes en mooie vergezichten om je heen. De keuken is groot genoeg om voor een week boodschappen te bergen en kokkerellen is er geen straf met alle moderne apparatuur aanwezig! Ook lekker barbequen buiten en gezellig borrelen bij een warme en uitstekend vlammende openhaard horen helemaal bij het optimale vakantiegevoel. Absoluut een aanrader dus wat ons betreft.

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 30km Nearest bar 7km Nearest restaurant 8km Nearest supermarket 8km AGP MALAGA AIRPORT 70km MALAGA 60km TORRE DEL MAR 30km SALARES 10km GRANADA 120km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Local food market 15km Museum 70km Shopping 40km Theatre 45km Theme park 45km Zoo 75km Cinema 45km

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  • 4 July - 30 September 2022: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October 2022 - 28 April 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 September 2023 - 28 April 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 29 April - 26 May 2024: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 27 May - 30 September 2024: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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Compulsory extras

  • dog

    €50.00 per booking, paid with booking

  • cleaning

    €50.00 per booking, paid with booking



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 8m x 4.5m, Depth 1.4m to 2m


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


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning living rooms only, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, 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

Suitable for

Single gender groups, Smoking, Pets

Extra information

Entry to the house is into the light and airy, open-plan living/dining room with fireplace,T.V. set ) and DVD player, radio with audio tape and CD player the well-equipped kitchen is separated by an American style breakfast bar. The two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) have built-in wardrobes and are comfortably furnished with top quality beds. A baby cot and a highchair can be provided on request at no extra cost. There is a large fireplace and also an air conditioned machine in the living room and several electric heaters -mobile radiators- and fans for the bedrooms and bathroom, making this an ideal choice at any time of the year. The ceramic floors, beamed ceilings and good quality furniture are not only indicative of the owners good taste but also their eagerness to ensure that their guests are comfortable in their surroundings.


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