I am a rock climber and wanted to stay somewhere fairly close to El Chorro yet easy access to Malaga and a peaceful home to return to after a long day of climbing. Casa Bliss did the job!! It is in a great location right off of A-343, you need to hire a car, but that is even better, forces one to venture around the quaint neighboring villages.
Upon arrival, the owner showed me to Rose Cottage which was very clean, cozy and peaceful. This cottage has an open layout, kind of like a studio. It has a small kitchen with small stove & fridge, a microwave and the basic utensils. There is a small living room area and bed and also a small area with dining table & two chairs. The bathroom was very large with clean large towels and immediate access to hot water (aka, most places I go to Spain you have to turn it on or off). The house is also equipped with reliable wifi and TV with satellite TV.
There is a private patio in the front of Rose Cottage and also french doors leading to another cool patio with brick bar-b-que (aka, grill). The owner gave me a tour of the other cottages and they were all just as equally lovely. The grounds are marvelous and well kept, plus there is a stunning pool and 360 views of rolling hills and mountains.
Down the street from the cottage is Los Caballos, very typical local food and cheap. Also about a few minutes drive you have the town of Alora which is quaint and cute.
The manager of the property proved to be so helpful, she connected me with a world class climber and has the connections for all the possible activities in the area. She checked in on me every day and was extremely accommodating.
Another bonus, when I arrived, I had a nice bottle of wine waiting for me and a fridge stocked with some basics.
All in all, I plan to return 2-3 more times next year, and this is where I will return to stay.....a wonderful cottage tucked away in a beautiful, tranquil location!