Romantic villa with sea views in Andalucia
From $125 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Sea Captain's town villa with a superb large sun terrace, is centrally located in Competa and gives you the opportunity to experience a real Andalucian white village at first hand. Enjoy the stunning views to the sea over the olive and avocado groves, up to the mountains located behind the village, or across the flat roofs to the unusual church tower. Ideal for a fantastic and different holiday, no car is needed, as all amenities are within a ten minute walk in the village. We are still connected to the outside world as we are 1 hour by car from Malaga airport.
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Romantic villa with sea views in Andalucia Competa, Andalusia, Spain
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his characterful Spanish town villa is centrally located and gives you the opportunity to experience a real white village at first hand. This is the real Spain and is totally different from the modern developments on the coast. Enjoy the fabulous views to the sea over the olive orange and avocado groves. The mountains are located behind the village and the unusual baroque church tower can be seen across the flat roofs.
You are only a 25 minutes drive from the beaches and shopping complexes on the coast. A regular bus runs 3 times a day to the sandy beach at Torre del Mar from the village. Catch the bus outside the village tourist information centre, near the large carpark. Once you are down on the coast you can walk the esplanade in Torre del Mar with lots of bars and restaurants along this stretch. The market is on Thursdays. There is a large water park here, opposite the large shopping mall. There is also an eighteen hole golf course here at Baveria.
Torrox Costa is also a 30 minute drive, with a sandy beach, promenade, bars and restauants. It also boasts of having the best climate in Europe with an average temperature of 18 degrees. Its market is on a Monday. The village of Nerja with it's coves and caves is 10 minutes further away.
When staying in the village of Competa it is a short walk to the two local swimming poolsThe local hotel swimming pool.restaurants and shops. You do not need a car for this property as you can travel from the airport to the village by taxi. All facilities are provided locally. There are 5 or 6 different supermarkets of varying sizes, about 30 to 40 bars and restaurants, an internet cafe, 3 banks, numerous estate agents, gift and clothing shops, hairdressers, DIY stores... indeed all that modern life entails. Beautiful views. For real swimming experiences we have two options. Firstly the long established Hotel Balcon has a beautiful double pool/bar area five minutes stroll away. Entrance to this is by a pre pay day pass (from reception), which gives you multiple entry, towel and sun lounger. Secondly the village townhall has constructed an all year round heated international sized swimming pool. With a retractable roof and phenomenal views from the surrounding terraces this is another great local facility.
There is a market each Saturday morning, with food, plants, clothes, sweets etc... Competa celebrates many festivals, of which the two most important are the Noche del Vino on the 14th August and Semana Santa the week before Easter. The village has many artists of different types, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Opposite Sea Captain's Villa, is Sugar and Spice, a shop selling many beautiful souvenirs and British food stuffs. Competa is surrounded by olive, orange and avocado groves and there are many walks through them along the tracks in the surrounding hills.
Competa is a great place to relax and get away form it all the local restaurants are excellent and good value
Ten minutes walk from the house will take you into the local olive groves where there are many trails. Walking is a popular pastime in these hills. We leave a book of detailed walks in the house, and use our walking trails pages for local walks around the village.
Twentyfive minutes by bus or car takes you to the beaches of Torre del Mar. Nerja and its surrounding beautiful beaches are also close by. It is possible to explore Andalucia and it's marvellous sights such as the cities of Granada, Cordoba, and Seville. Gibraltar is quite an experience and is well worth a day trip. There are also many local beautiful villages set in the mountain scenery.
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