As I sit here in mouldy mildewed Brighton, during the most miserable summer I can remember, I cast my mind back to the peaceful lazy days of early June spent at the front of 'La Casita'. I say the front, as the weather was wonderful and there was little reason to be indoors.
I travel alone these days, and tend to head for Nerja. I know the place well now, and as a non driver, find it easy to get to from Malaga without spending as much on a taxi as the airfare. 60/70 euros may be fine if there are a few people with luggage to transport, but me and my hand baggage are happy to take the bus.
La Casita is small, but perfectly formed, there was nothing I can think of that wasn't to hand when needed. The garden area had a couple of comfortable sun loungers, a table for dining with four chairs and removable sun shade, handy if you wanted to use it over the lounger, and a small side table for my G&T's. The area was easy to keep clean as it was tiled.....and a word of advice.....do keep it clean, as any food or drink spillage tended to attract a horde of tiny ants, seemingly appearing out of thin air. There was also a box containing cushions and beach towels for your use. An array of various plants down the walls made it a pleasant place to linger.
The place was spotless on arrival, and the property manager Terry was on hand, even though it was late, to explain the working's and the shopping I'd arranged by email was waiting for me.
The bedroom is small but adequate, with a large built-in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space, which also contained blankets and duvets (not required during my stay). The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet at night even though there is a pathway outside the window. The shower was excellent, if a little tight, and there was plenty of hot water when required.
The kitchen/lounge was well equipped, and there wasn't a single instance when I thought "could have done with this, or that". My only criticism would be that the fridge didn't seem to cope with the heat very well. The small freezer box was filled with only the smallest bag of ice available from the supermarket, and a fair amount of the ice cubes melded together after a couple of days. The TV was, thankfully, a modern 32" lcd, as I had brought a media player with a hdmi connector and a selection of my own movies on a portable hard drive. Too many rental properties still have old fashioned CRTs and need to drag themselves into the 21st century.
La Casita is well situated at the edge of Capistrano. It's only a few steps through the garden outside the property, to the main road which takes you into the heart of Nerja. The walk into town isn't difficult, and at my Spanish pace (slow and steady, with an 'Ola' and a smile for any passing senoras) takes about 20-30 mins, with plenty of places to stop for refreshment, the closest of these being a couple of medium sized hotels just down the road, the Los Arcos and the Nerja Club. Both offer free wifi, though the signal was much better at the Nerja Club, especially at the outside seated area. There's a Supersol supermarket just a little further down the road.
Facilities around the village are excellent, with the closest pool just behind La Casita having a handy snack bar. The pool itself was pretty much empty most of the time I was in there or passing by. The Cave Bar, village supermarket, main swimming pool and restaurant are just a few minutes stroll away.
Writing this, and staring out my window at a cloud and rain filled sky, makes me wish I was taking that stroll right now.....
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