A very private, 2 bedroom villa with air-con. It has a large private pool, a great bbq/bar area with drinks fridge and electric oven, table football and a rowing machine. There are extremely comfortable outdoor sofas, an outdoor dining area and sun loungers.
Only 10 mins walk to bars and restaurants, only 40 mins Malaga . Beautiful views, including lake views
Villa Melizzo is a great location for a holiday- Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles) bathroom, kitchen, lounge/diner with air/con (and a fireplace for winter), TV and DVD.
There is a sofa-bed to accommodate a further 2 people.
However for the majority of the year I am sure you will be spending most of your time enjoying the outdoor facilities- large private swimming pool with amazing mountain and lake views where you can relax using the sun loungers and chairs provided.
Immediately outside the house there is a raised , shaded terrace with dining area and extremely comfortable sofas and chairs from which you can enjoy the lake views
The gardens are carefully maintained and a riot of colour.
Just below the terrace of the villa-which has a large dining table and is shaded for al fresco dining, you will find a large bbq and bar area- with fridge for cold drinks and an electric oven .
.Wood is provided for the bbq, so all you need to do is provide the food and drink!
New for 2016 is a rowing machine and table football
The villa is at the end of a quiet track overlooking the village of Ardales and the near-by lakes, so there is no traffic whatsoever passing the villa.
Just a short walk from the villa (5 minutes) is the wonderful village of Ardales- a typical Andalucian "pueblo blanco" .
It is a lively, friendly village- not a lot of Spanish is spoken, but the people are so friendly and welcoming, that will not stand in your way!
Great choice of bars and restaurants, mainly situated around the main plaza, which is abuzz on summer nights with people enjoying a meal or tapas under the orange trees.
Prices are very reasonable- (much cheaper than the coast) and some bar owners do special deals for our customers.
The village is steeped in history- from pre-historic times- amazing miles of caves with drawings-well worth a visit- through the Moorish era-- Ardales was a strategic defence point and has the remains of a castle- lit up at night from which there are amazing views.
There is a cultural centre which hosts regular flamenco events and there is often a village feria going on--these people love to party!!
We are only 20 minutes drive to the newly opened Camino del Rey- an amazing walkway through the el chorro gorge- destined to become one of Spain´s major tourist attractions- we can get you tickets.
Only 5 minutes drive takes you to the amazing turquoise lakes of Parque Ardales where you can swim, fish or hire pedaloes and canoes. Plenty of picnic tables provided- a great day out and finish off with a drink at one of the great bar/restaurants with great lake views.- Like a day at the beach but 10 times better!!
If however, you wish to go to the beach- the Costa del Sol beaches are within 40 minutes drive- easy day out, but come back in the evening to the authentic Spain rather than the McDonalds and Irish bars and English breakfasts on offer at the beach.
The main sites of Andalucia- Seville, Cordoba, Granada, REonda, Malaga, Marbella and Gibraltar are all within 2 hours drive of Ardales- so if Culture is your thing, or want a break from relaxing at the pool, you could not find a better location
There is a good bus service to Malaga and Ronda (both only 45minutes on the bus), but you are strongly advised to hire a car as there is so much to see off the beaten track.
To help, we can provide a 15% discount if booking a car with Helle Hollis- great service- no delay in picking up car, 24hr help and unused fuel is refunded.- We give you a promotion code when you pay your deposit.
We live locally and are on hand if you need any help or advice during your stay.
Late arrivals are not a problem
Guests have exclusive access to all villa facilities, pool, garden and bbq
Interakcija s gostima
We meet the guests at the entrance to the village and introduce them to the village and the villa. A telephone number is available if any problems are encountered and any problems will be swiftly dealt with- we live locally.
We are happy to meet guests and inform them of local attractions, although a good book with all information is also available at the villa.
We respect the guests privacy and will organise a time to clean pool twice a week
We just ask guests to respect the property and notify us of any damage caused. Should any problems be encountered they should be reported immediately. The owner is a qualified builder/handy-man and will fix any mal-functioning equipment within hours- not that we would expect this to happen!!
Rubbish should be removed on a daily basis
Ovaj domaćin ima 116 recenzije za druge smještaje.Prikaži druge recenzije
9 years ago my husband and I bought a holiday cottage in this wonderful little village in Southern Spain and started visiting as often as we could. We soon felll in love with the place and made a lot of friends. After 2 years, we decided we loved the place so much that we packed in our secure jobs in the UK, sold our home and mocved over here permanently. We bought a villa (Casa Elanor) and started a small holiday rentals company- our thinking being- if we loved the area so much, maybe other people would too!! I think we have been proved right and now have 4 properties which we own or totally manage ourselves and act as agents for 10-12 more properties which are second homes belonging to locals of Ardales or Carrataca which they wish to rent out.
We have recently become agents for Helle Hollis car rental agency as we have had so many guests having awful experiences with car rentals(- some spending longer in a queue to pick up their car, than they spent in the plane!!) that we decided to research the car companies with a view to recommending the best one to our guests. We were most impressed with Helle Hollis and instead of taking a commission from them, we can offer our guests an extra 15% discount off their car rentals