CASA BONITA IS AVAILABLE FOR POINTS from the 25th May until the 10th of June.
Casa Bonita, our beautiful family home, is situated in the heart of Andalucia. We are surrounded by mountains, lakes and stunning scenery. Nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle, we are only 10 minutes drive from Lake Vinuela with all its water activities, 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Velez Malaga and 25 minutes from the beaches of Torre Del Mar. Local shops, bakers, butchers, pharmacies, medical clinics, bars and restaurants are within 5 - 10 minutes drive.
Casa Bonita is just 45 minutes from Malaga Airport where you can collect our Toyota Rav 4 if required. It is very easy to direct your way towards our villa and simple directions will be provided. The last 400m is a well maintained track then you have found Casa Bonita.
The area known as La axarquia is known for its locally produced quality olive oil and wines. The history of the town dates back to the Phoenicians. And there are a number of pieces of architecture and a few palaces still remaining. For the shopper there is a popular commercial shopping centre between Velez and Torre del Mar.
The centre offers a huge range of shops for you spend a day or two looking around.
Moving up past Velez and into the heart of the Axarquia lies Lake Viñuela. It is a huge man-made lake that supplies much of the region with its water supply. It is used for recreation in the form of fishing, swimming, sailing and canoeing. No motorised boats are permitted on the lake.
Surrounding the lake are restaurants offering meals using a variety of locally produced food. The food is superb try the chuleta (huge neck of pork chop) ajo blanco cold soup (garlic and almond soup) it is pure white soup that no bits in it and delicious. You sit on the terrace with the whole of Lake Viñuela around you.
Old and new houses border the lake. Staying in this area provides easy access to the beaches, airports and cities such as Malaga, Granada and Cordoba. You can immerse yourself in the peace and tranquilly of this beautiful area.
There are myriad of White Villages in the area. Comares – sits on the pinnacle of a mountain and offers outstanding views.
Other White Villages include: Cómpeta, Frigiliana, Salares, Arenas, Alcaucín and Colmenar. There are many others. All of which still retain the rustic charm of inland Spain. It really is a great place to soak up the culture of rural Spain and enjoy the scenery; whilst having that al fresco meal on the terrace of your holiday villa.
Lake Vinuela and the Axarquia region itself offer visitors a wealth of things to do that are different from the all inclusive package holiday. It is truly is a magnificent place to stay.
The property itself is 140m2 in size and all one level allowing disabled access. The villa is 16 years old and consists of : a Conservatory/ dining area, independent country kitchen with pantry, separate lounge with mountain view aspect, three large bedrooms ( one ensuite), a large family bathroom and various terrace right the way round the entire property. The villa sits at the top terrace of a rectangular plot of over 1 acre and 1/4 with mains services plus solar hot water. There are established gardens with various sitting and sun bathing areas both open and shaded. The property is located in a rural location yet the feel inside is light and airy with all mod cons included such as: AC, ceiling fans, water reserve, Multi channel Sky TV including BBC1, 2 and Ch4, Internet and WiFi access up to 6MB.
We are a young family with two children, Will (4) and Ava ( just 18 months) and so we wish to swap our home as visiting family and friends in the UK is becoming rather tricky with 4 of us to accommodate. Plus it is an exciting venture staying in different parts of the UK we perhaps have not experience when we lived over there 13 years ago.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further details on our home.
We look forward to hearing from you,
The Whiteley Family