We stayed at the Hilltop Hideaway from 4-11th of June 2022. We were with 8 adults and 3 children and used both the house (ground floor) and appartment (first floor). The appartment was great for the family with children. The swimmingpool is great, especially for families with little children. We had a wonderful time, the views on the surroundings are very nice. And the good sunny wheather added to a very enjoyable family holiday.
Villa is amazing, big and beautiful. I thought it was lovely on the pictures but in person it is just such a gorgeous place and quiet environment. We had the pleasure of dealing with Amanda, even before we arrived she was absolutely lovely and even got us a few basic bits as the supermarket was closed on the Sunday. She even arranged a taxi for us so we could all go into Malaga, my only issue with the villa was that there are too many wasps around the pool which was off putting but Amanda and her partner came down and tried to clear as many as they could. She is a massive asset to this place and I've never had such a warm welcoming. One of my favourite parts of the holiday was meeting ChoccyBox she is such a little cutie i am not normally a fan of cats but she was lovely and loved being fed her treats - we even bought more when they ran out. The way the villa was laid out was absolutely perfect for my brother with his disability everything was easy accessible and for him to have an opportunity to go into the pool was just a massive step in his recovery he loved every second of it. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone, perfect for big families. Thank you so much…
I booked this delightful property for a group of 7 adults and a 5 year old to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday. The property was even better than the photographs on the website. It is in a delightful (rural) setting with panoramic views from the balconies of the surrounding olive tree covered hillsides, and once night fell the night sky was wonderful, with very little light pollution. The properties were cool, despite temperatures in the daytime in the high 30’s and nights in the high 20’s, and there were plenty of fans in the property to use. There was plenty of shade and the swimming pool was delightful and very welcome and was crystal clear, and obviously well cared for. The properties were very clean and the facilities, especially the bathrooms were excellent. Cooking facilities were very good: my only small criticism would be that that more serving spoons and some smaller pans would be useful. The food service recommended did in Iznajar provided by Naomi was great: provided some lovely meat for a barbecue, and some excellent puddings. The barbecue may benefit from moving to the opposite end of the Deck as by evening it was in full sunshine and also quite breezy: unfortunately it was too hot to move before we realised! We had a fantastic stay and would heartily recommend the properties to anyone who wants a warm, slightly away from it break. It is fairly easy to reach by car from Malaga airport (though we actually drove down from Bilbao having got the ferry from the UK. I would highly recommend the facilities for any group with one or more disabled members, but it would work for anyone. It was great for our family, even though I am there only disabled one (my power chair was usable throughout the ground floor). Despite the heat, between the family we managed trips out to Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada. Dealing with the owners and property managers at a distance was no problem, which is always great as there is always a slight worry something could go wrong and no-one wants their special trip to go badly.…
Hilltop Hideaway was a perfect location for our family gathering, plenty of space for everyone. We had a a very warm welcome from Claire. The Villa was well equipped, very clean , the veranda space with its terrific views made eating alfresco such a highlight.The facilities for me as a wheelchair user were great; accessible bathrooms, onsite shower chairs to use, pool hoist and level access around the villa and to the pool, its so rare to find such a gem that is accessible to all, thank you,we had such a perfect holiday!
We had a wonderful stay at Hilltop Hideaway, the location is very peaceful and private, although there are shops and restaurants about 15 minutes drive away. The villa was really well equipped, particularly for my father, who is in a wheelchair. He could access everywhere in the main section of the villa, and the swimming pool area. The whole place was clean and tidy and the owners and managers extremely friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do in the area, the lake is beautiful, the children had a great time there, and there are lots of nice restaurants and cafes. But to be honest most of the time we were happy just chilling out by the pool! We have had a wonderful time and will always cherish the memories of this holiday!
I stayed here for several days in October 2018 and had a lovely time. The property is well kept and pretty, inside and out. Hilltop Hideaway is located a 10 minute drive into the hills, making it perfect for a secluded family getaway, and as it has 6 rooms, it's ideal also for bigger families! Despite the secluded location, the property is only a short drive from Iznajar, which has a pleasant beach, a dramatic castle and many winding streets to explore. For day trips, Hilltop Hideaway is located an easy one hour drive from Granada, Malaga and Cordoba - so you can combine a relaxed holiday away from it all, with some stunning day trips. There is a grocery store a 10 minute drive from the property, and spectacular views everywhere, over olive groves.
If you want to get away from the crowds and relax in a beautiful villa which is well set up for wheelchair users , this is the place. It has level access throughout, wet rooms and a pool hoist. The views are fabulous and there is plenty of space for 8 people to enjoy. Some of the local restaurants are accessible with toilet facilities and you can easily drive to Córdoba and Granada, which are well worth the visit.
It took us longer to get to the meeting point due to getting on the wrong road but once we arrived at the meeting place Claire was extremely welcoming, we followed her up a long single track road to the villa, where she spent time explaining where we could find everything, what is around in the local area and what to do if we either needed anything. There was a problem with the water supply while we were there and they were having to use well water which was fine for washing but not for drinking. We were provided with big bottles of water to use and when we were running out we rang Claire and more was bought up to us the same day. The Villa was lovely, with the reception room leading out to the terrace on one side and the four double bedroom leading off from the other side of the reception room. All the rooms that you use are on the ground floor, so accessibility is not a problem. We had a wheelchair bound member in our party so had hired a hoist and bathroom chair which worked really well. The only problem we did find was the bed was very hard for someone that was used to an air mattress but Julie was a star, when we mentioned the problem she gave us 2 mega large duvets which we doubled over so his bed was mega soft, in fact we all wanted to sleep in that bed it was so comfortable. The bedrooms were totally adequate for a holiday stay, (plenty of coat hangers which is a plus), I liked the fact that the rooms and walk in showers were colour co-ordinated, a nice touch. You need to be extremely careful from going from the shower to the bedroom we put the shower mat at the dividing door so we could make sure out feet were fully dried before walking onto the bedroom tiles as these tiles were mega slippery. The villa was fully kitted out with everything you need to prepare food/drinks. We had a few meals from Bar Verde who deliver the food hot and ready to eat around 6:30pm, (the Paella was exceptional), a warning the portions are huge so order for one less person than you actually need and you will still have plenty of food to go round. A bread man comes every morning so you can get fresh loaf daily for 1.50 euro. The nearest supermarket is in Rute very easy to find, you drive down from the villa to the main road turn right and follow the sign to Rute takes about 10 minutes. You must keep to the speed limits as the police will stop and fine you if you exceed them. The Chinese shop which sells anything plastic ideal for pool toys is on the main road through Rute you will see a big Red Chinese sign on the left hand side open until 2pm then closes for lunch reopens around 5. The supermarket 'Mercadona' is a couple of blocks further on again on the left hand side just past a set of traffic lights, parking is underground so be careful on approaching the entrance. The produce was fresh and well displayed and we had no problem with purchasing food we all liked to self cater on the days we did not eat out, they are open all day they do not close for siesta. We found the villa too far away from the village to walk, so found we needed to drive if we went out, so unfortunately we did not explore as much as we would have liked, but to be honest we were more than happy to sit and chill by the pool. We spent a lot of time in and around the pool, the children loved it. There were loungers provided to sit on by the poolside, beach towels were also provided. The pool has lights that go on around 9pm which meant that one night the children stayed up just to swim in the pool with the lights on. The deep end of the pool is around waist height, perfect for children and adequate for adults to have a float around. We used the hoist at the pool every day, it is very easy to use but just be careful when you lower the hoist that someone is in the pool to guide the chair as it is inclined to tip back slightly when lowered into the water, also when you raise the hoist get someone to steer the chair until feet are above the surrounding pool area for safety. We did go down to the beach but it is totally unsuitable for a wheelchair bound person, people had parked on the beach but it was very hit and miss as to where to park and we ended up parking under the trees and the children and I walked down to the water, there was no way we could have pushed a wheelchair on the sand. We only had one downside to the whole holiday and that was that we couldn't use the terrace as each time we sat outside with either a drink or food we were inundated with wasps, some of them were really aggressive giving us no choice but to go inside. We did find if we put on the fan inside this seemed to deter them from following us into the main part of the house, in the courtyard which is the centre of the bedroom area we had a few wasps so just be careful as they fly around at ankle height, what we did was make sure all the bedroom doors were kept closed both during the day and night so did not have any problems. We could have just been unlucky or it could have been the time of year that they breed either way it was a nuisance that we could have done without. Overall we had a lovely time and would certainly recommend the villa for a quiet relaxing holiday, the owners and staff were extremely helpful as were all the local people we met. I gave it a star rating of 4 because of the wasps they really were a nuisance.…
We hired the villa for two weeks for a family holiday bringing together my son and his family (and me) from Scotland and my daughter and her family from Vermont in the USA. This was a perfect choice for us. As a wheelchair user, the villa and the pool was completely accessible for me. There is a very user friendly hoist at the pool. Julie, Claire and Peter were on the end of the phone whenever needed. Peter went out of his way to be helpful when we arrived with no provisions late on Saturday. It is a very rural location high in the hills above Iznajar though there is a beach at Iznajar with pedalos and kayaks. I do hope we can repeat this holiday in the future.
Our family with two small children spent one week in this house. We would not describe it as a luxurious but nice house. Some small details were not told to us in advance, for example no Spanish TV channels were available and the garden seemed to be in an unfinished condition. Many restrictions were given that did not help our living there with children full of energy. Nice views and bedroom and quiet location.