Very private villa with beautiful views from the roof terrace, private pool with outdoor bathroom and within walking distance of the lovely village of Ardales with a good choice of bars and restaurants. Close to the Caminito del Rey
Villa Juan is a beautiful, very private villa with comfortable accommodation for up to 5 people.
There are 2 bedrooms- 1 double and3 singles.
There is a spacious lounge/ dining room and well equipped kitchen with all mod cons -hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker etc and plenty of cooking utensils, glasses and crockery.
During the winter months an effective gas heater is provided in addition to the log fire place which is very cosy and logs can be provided at a very reasonable rate.
There is also a full bathroom and all linen and towels, including pool towels are provided.
However, for most of the year you will be spending most of your time outdoors, enjoying the large private swimming pool- gated for security and completely private.
The pool is approx 4x 8m with steps for easy access and which goes from a shallow end of 1.20m to a depth of 2m. It is surrounded by a comfortable synthetic grass and there is room for table, chairs and loungers.
There is also an outdoor bathroom at the pool with shower, toilet and wash-basin.
There is a further private area adjacent to the pool with a large barbecue and food preparation area with sink. This is a pretty area with flowers, vine covered pagoda for shade and scented jasmine.
Here you will find a large table and chairs for al-fresco eating.
For soaking up the sun and enjoying the views, there is a further area- a wonderful tiled roof terrace with table, chairs and sun loungers. From the roof terrace you have a commanding view of the white-washed village of Ardales, the church and castle ruins- lit up at night and the beautiful nearby lakes.
There is plenty of room to park your car within the private grounds.
As well as providing very private facilities with wonderful views, Villa Juan is also superbly situated in the village of Ardales, the gateway to the Andalucian lake district.
From the villa it is just a 5 minute walk into the centre of Ardales, which has an excellent selection of reasonably priced tapas bars and restaurants, some of which offer special deals for our guests.
The village has 2 medium-sized supermarkets, 4 butchers, 3 fishmongers and great greengrocers, 2 banks, a selection of small shops, hairdressers and a Friday market.
Most of the amenities are located around the pretty village square which is the hub of village life.
The church and castle ruins are well worth a visit, as is the museum which houses the tourist office and from which you can book a visit to the amazing caves of Ardales with pre-historic paintings. You enter with your own torch and are able to touch the stalagmites and stalactites.
Close by- just a 10 minute drive, you come to the start of the Andalucian lake district- 3 large, turquoise lakes nestling in pine forests. Here you can fish, swim and hire pedaloes or enjoy an excellent meal at one of the lakeside restaurants.
There are some great walks including the famous Caminito del Rey and we provide information in the villa.
This is an area of outstanding beauty and within it is the famous El Chorro gorge- a world-renowned climbing area. This is only 20 minutes drive from the villa.
If climbing is your thing, there are also other climbing areas within easy distance of the villa.
Whilst we recommend hiring a car to visit this beautiful area, it is not essential- the village has a good bus service to Malaga and Ronda- only 45 minutes to either and we can also offer airport transfers.
If you do decide to hire a car, we offer 15% discount with Helle Hollis.
If you wish to tour Andalucia, this is an excellent base, with Malaga, Ronda, the Costa del Sol beaches, Gibraltar, Cordoba, Granada and Seville all within easy travelling distance.
If you are coming with children, we can recommend an excellent beach within 40 minutes drive with plenty of parking, and the waterpark at Torremolinos is also only 40 minutes away.
The whole property is for your sole use
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We will meet you on arrival and live locally should you need any help during your stay
We just expect you to treat our property with respect and leave it as you found it.
There is no door-to-door rubbish collection in Spain, so we do expect you to remove rubbish daily and place in the roadside bins which are emtied every evening.
Hopefully there will be no breakages, but if something does get broken, please inform us so we can ensure everything is in order for the next guests
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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