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Beautiful Villa with 4 terraces (2 Sun Terraces and 2 Covered Terraces) with a range of outdoor furniture, spacious private drive, BBQ, Outside Lighting and 10 Metre by 6 Metre Pool.Beautiful pergola
Andalusian Villa 10x6 Metre Pool
Andalusian Villa 10x6 Metre Pool
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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New from January 2015. Sleeps 6. Traditional Andalucian Whitewashed Finca with 10 metre by 6 Metre Private Pool and extensive grounds with sun and shade. In a tranquil location with panoramic views of Lake Vinuela and the mountains/ National Park

The space

Casa Mariposa is a characterful whitewashed Andalucian Finca. It is peaceful and private with breathtaking panoramic views of the Sierra Tejeda National Park and Lake Viñuela. One great advantage is that it is only a 40 minute drive from Malaga Airport which is served by a wide range of budget airlines. It is registered with the local Council as a Casa Rural and its registration number is VTAR/MA/1348.

Casa Mariposa has it's own private 10 metre by 5 metre pool set in a huge pool terrace with panoramic views of Lake Vinuela and the Mountains. The pool terrace is South facing with sun all day and has sunbeds and furniture to relax on and a parasol for shade and large BBQ. With the breathtaking panoramic views of the outstanding beauty of the Andalucian countryside, Casa Mariposa is a perfect location for rest and relaxation, eating and drinking, soaking up the sun, or sitting in the many private shady areas in the mature gardens and terraces around the Villa.

If you are more energetic and adventurous, there are hundreds of miles of mountain tracks for walkers and mountain biking. There is a 4 x 4 centre offering quads and buggy's, horse riding centres, water sports and boat hire on Lake Vinuela itself. The fantastic 3km of beach of Torre del Mar only 20 minutes away with its water park which is great for adults and children alike. There is also a local go carting track and some local golf courses where club and buggy hire is available.

The National Park of Sierra de Tejeda is within 5 minutes drive of the Villa. It has picnic and BBQ areas for public use and adventure playgrounds for children. It is famous for its mountain goats, fabulous scenery with mountain gorges and the 10km mountain pass suitable for motor vehicles.

The complex of El Ingenio is only 15 minutes drive away and has a large indoor shopping centre, large supermarket, designer shops, cinema, bowling alley & many bars and restaurants.

Fiestas are held in all the towns and villages throughout the year. Velez Malaga, the nearest town is steeped in history, complete with an historical castle and offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops.

The Villa is well located for visiting further afield attractions as well as the many attractions available more locally. These range from Ronda in the West to Granada in the East (where you can visit the famous Alhambra Palace). A short scenic 20 min drive takes you to the coast, a major shopping centre and the bustling Spanish seaside resort of Torre del Mar and its famous fish tapas bars! Further afield, if you wish to see more sights, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Antequera and Gibraltar are all within travelling distance by car or train. Nerja, with its famous caves is a short drive away and is a beautiful traditional, bustling coastal town.

It is well worth returning to the City of Malaga (that you passed after leaving the airport). Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso and boasts historic architecture and the Picasso Museum, wonderful shops, a Port and a Marina. Also near Malaga and the Airport is Marbella and Puerta Banus. Both are worth a visit. Further afield is the UK territory of Gibraltar which is also worth a visit as it is steeped in History and has great shops and bars.

The Lake Vinuela area has a mild, Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. So outdoor living is possible most of the year. You can enjoy tapas and sample lovely and inexpensive local wines at the Villa or whilst strolling through the typical Andalucian white villages. In the winter, you can go skiing at the well-equipped resort of Solynieve in the Sierra Nevada, which is just under 2 hours drive away.

Both locally and further afield there are some fantastic 'typically Spanish bars and restaurants.


Guests have access to the whole property, private gardens and private pool and pool terrace.

Interaction with guests will be at the level they require. We aim to be helpful and efficient in supporting them to make their booking.

With the breathtaking panoramic views of the outstanding beauty of the Andalucian countryside, Casa Mariposa is a perfect location for rest and relaxation, eating and drinking, soaking up the sun, or sitting in the many private shady areas in the mature gardens and terraces around the Villa.

If you are more energetic and adventurous, there are hundreds of miles of mountain tracks for walkers and mountain biking. There is a 4 x 4 centre offering quads and buggy's, horse riding centres, water sports and boat hire on Lake Vinuela itself. The fantastic 3km of beach of Torre del Mar only 20 minutes away with its water park which is great for adults and children alike. There is also a local go carting track and some local golf courses where club and buggy hire is available.

The National Park of Sierra de Tejeda is within 5 minutes drive of the Villa. It has picnic and BBQ areas for public use and adventure playgrounds for children. It is famous for its mountain goats, fabulous scenery with mountain gorges and the 10km mountain pass suitable for motor vehicles.

The complex of El Ingenio is only 15 minutes drive away and has a large indoor shopping centre, large supermarket, designer shops, cinema, bowling alley & many bars and restaurants.

Fiestas are held in all the towns and villages throughout the year. Velez Malaga, the nearest town is steeped in history, complete with an historical castle and offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops.

The Villa is well located for visiting further afield attractions as well as the many attractions available more locally. These range from Ronda in the West to Granada in the East (where you can visit the famous Alhambra Palace). A short scenic 20 min drive takes you to the coast, a major shopping centre and the bustling Spanish seaside resort of Torre del Mar and its famous fish tapas bars! Further afield, if you wish to see more sights, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Antequera and Gibraltar are all within travelling distance by car or train. Nerja, with its famous caves is a short drive away and is a beautiful traditional, bustling coastal town.

It is well worth returning to the City of Malaga (that you passed after leaving the airport). Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso and boasts historic architecture and the Picasso Museum, wonderful shops, a Port and a Marina. Also near Malaga and the Airport is Marbella and Puerta Banus. Both are worth a visit. Further afield is the UK territory of Gibraltar which is also worth a visit as it is steeped in History and has great shops and bars.

The Lake Vinuela area has a mild, Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. So outdoor living is possible most of the year. You can enjoy tapas and sample lovely and inexpensive local wines at the Villa or whilst strolling through the typical Andalucian white villages. In the winter, you can go skiing at the well-equipped resort of Solynieve in the Sierra Nevada, which is just under 2 hours drive away.

Both locally and further afield there are some fantastic 'typically Spanish bars and restaurants.


The house is only a 40 minute drive from Malaga Airport with good road and rail transport links to the surrounding areas and major cities.

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole property, private gardens and private pool and pool terrace.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with guests will be at the level they require. We aim to be helpful and efficient in supporting them to make their booking.

Other things to note

Casa Mariposa is registered with the Local Council as a Casa Rural and its registration number is VTAR/MA/1348. This means that it was inspected and passed as meeting the required standard.

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Indoor fireplace
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $200 NZD
Security Deposit $299 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

We expect our guests to respect our beautiful property and the environment. It is a strictly no smoking property and we reserve the right to retain the security deposit for deep cleaning should guests smoke in our property.
We expect guests to be environmentally friendly including responsibly using resources including Air Conditioning. While we do not make any extra charges for electricity use, we do reserve the right to retain some part of the security deposit for excessive use of air conditioning.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
7 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Victoria User Profile
July 2015
That was a great vacation in the house. We were the first guests! And we were accorded a hearty welcome and we felt as we stayed in our best friends' home!!! There is everything what you might need and even more. The big swimming pool and all comfortable things for having a good vacation (eg, plastic/safe dishes/settings for having a drinks at the pool area!!!). The decoration inside the house is very nice. It is quite contemporary and at the same time with a touch of Andalusian style. We felt safe in the house and there was no reason to worry about anything. Helen and her husband did a great job to ensure that their guests would feel happy and relaxed in their house. They also helped us a lot with different recommendations and tips. Helen helped us to find a cleaning lady as it was important for me. She also took care and we had the bed-clothes change. The location is very convinient. It is a nice quite place with the beatiful lake, about 15-20 minutes drive from the Torre del Mar beach. There are a lot of different villages and small beaitiful towns to visit. We would like to thank Helen and her husband for their hospitality! We had a fantastic vacation!
Helen User Profile
Response from Helen:
Victoria and her lovely family were our first Airbnb guests in the house and we were very happy to welcome them
July 2015

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Helen User Profile

My husband and I are airbnb hosts with a property in the Scottish Borders and one in Andalusia, Spain. We are clean and tidy and, as we are hosts ourselves, we totally get the need to fully respect and care for other hosts properties.

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