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“A simply stunning location for a relaxing break”
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Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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The lovely 8 x 4 m pool with it' s night lights on.
A great Jacuzzi.
Double bed area
Well equipped kitchen
Indoor dining
Bathroom
Looking down to Vine Ridge Retreats from above
Looking up at Vine Ridge Retreats.
A slight clue as to high up we are.
The walk back from Comares
Comares is a stunning and very Moorish influenced tranquil village
Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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The popular shaded area for dining and BBQ's
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Morning sunrise from Vine Ridge
Wonderful views
Nearby beaches, only a 30-40 minute drive away.
New Moorish Archway to Comares
Just a 30 minute walk and this stunning village of Comares awaits you.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Comares, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Benito2k
Ingles
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A simply stunning location for a relaxing break”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 10 days at Vine Ridge in early June with superb weather and had a fantastic holiday.

The views really are breathtaking and can be enjoyed from the apartment, thanks to the sliding glass doors, from the sun loungers, and even when you're in the pool!

We mixed days relaxing by the pool enjoying the view with day trips to one of the local beaches, Gibraltar, and we also spent a really good day in Malaga following a recommendation from David. All of them were easily reachable.

We'd love to go back earlier in spring so that we could do some more walking and explore some of the mountains that we could see from the villa.

Highly recommended and the pizzas on offer are good value and a great option if you fancy a break from cooking!

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Liked best: The views!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
There is so much to do in this area, from your door step and up to 2 hours drive, so if you can get away from the pool and views, go and explore.
Great to come off season for walking and bird watching as well.
Thank you for a lovely review.
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stephen d
Comares
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful? No.... beautifulisimo !!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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person found this review helpful

Stayed here with my parents and Gran/Aunty over the half term. This was my second visit to Vine Ridge after staying here originally in October 2011. I had told my parents about the stunning location and views but I think the reality exceeded their expectations.....
David and the family were as lovely as ever, and really impressed my Mum with their knowledge of the local area and giving them some of the history of people buying land in the Axarquía and turning them into houses.
The facilities are amazing too, one day we cooked a full meal and there were more than enough utensils and we also could all sit by the pool and eat as there is plenty of furniture - Thanks again David and co and I know for a fact we will be back!

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Liked best: the views, the peace, the dogs, the hosts, the road up (after my Dad got used to it!)
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
We work had at Vine Ridge to make sure the self catering facilities are what they should be, so this review is appreciated.
Thank you.
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Lauraine5...
Welshpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful place to relax and unwind.”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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person found this review helpful

We have just returned from our second visit to Vineridge and it is just as beautiful the second time around. The views from the apartments are captivating and change throughout the day. What is particularly enjoyable is the peace and tranquility and the timeless quality of the area.

The apartments are clean,comfortable and well equipped both indoors and outdoors, where BBQ equipment is freely available. The owners David and Jacqui and their daughters are friendly and welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and the family dogs are well behaved and a pleasure to have around.

The apartments are located in a rural area and the track leading up to the property can be initially hair raising for the driver, but well worth it for the views and location! A car is beneficial to fully enjoy the surrounding area and for trips to the coast.David does offer a taxi services at a reasonable cost which is another good option.

All in all we have thoroughly enjoyed both of our visits and have already booked to return again! We would recommend these apartments to anyone who enjoys a peaceful and relaxing holiday amidst stunning scenery.

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Liked best: Wonderful views.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
Pretty much sums us up, we are happy to offer a taxi service and valued customers that keep coming back help convince us that the hard work is paying off.
We did a lot of research to pick the right location and we knew that the views that amaze us daily would also astound our guests and we were right.
Thank you for a lovely review.
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Neil B
Welshpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Views !!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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The scenery is absolutely stunning, even from sitting inside the apartment looking out. The view itself is ever changing depending on the time of day and the weather! It was wonderful to see 2 different types of eagles within minutes of each other on one day.
The hosts, David and Jacqui and their daughters were wonderful, accommodating and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The trio of dogs Charlie, Bruno and Chico definitely liven the place up - great characters and very friendly.
We chose not to hire a car. David provided a friendly Taxi service from the airport for a very reasonable fee. He will also happily be your Taxi Service given a couple of days notice.
The apartment itself was spotless and well equipped. There are enough games in the apartment to keep a family occupied for weeks. The floor to ceiling glass doors make the most of the fantastic views. The English Sky TV and WiFi were very welcome !!
The nearest village is Comares, a beautiful little place about 725 metres above sea level, again there are stunning views wherever you look and of course a supermarket, pharmacy, bank, tourist office and bars/places to eat. Our favourite place to eat was the Mirador de la Axarquia, also known locally as the Camping Bar. Several people had recommended it and we are so glad we listened. We went several times and each time the food was excellent, with good portion sizes and great value. Service was always friendly. Stunning views from the balcony.

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Liked best: The views and the hosts
Liked least: nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
A great review and birds of prey amaze us and leave to open mouthed and speechless.
Thank you.
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
We understand that we are not next door to a shop, so we like to offer the good value fridge service,which is well received.
Happy to recommend places from experience and fellow guests recommendations.
Lovely to see these great guests back for a longer stay and hopefully we can get the extra point to get a 5 out of 5 next time, good to keep us on our toes.
Thank you.
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erwin_per...
Groningen
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nothing short of Excellence”
Reviewed April 16, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We wanted a relaxing, quite holiday with close proximity to some major cities and attractions, without being disturbed by, even in low season, the maddling crowds that the Costa del Sol welcomes annually. Spain is generally known for its mass-tourism type beach resorts, but there is a whole world of unknown beauty waiting to be explored.....

Comares, what a wonderful village to start with. It takes a good 30 minute hike up the hill to get there, but the reward is totally worth it. It is by far one of the prettiest white-washed village settings we have encountered on this trip, if not across the entire Mediterranean.

We staid 10 days in the (larger) studio. There are 3 types of rentals...the pool side studio, which seems rather small but with direct access to the pool, an apartment suitable for families as it has a separate attached bedroom, and the studio in which we were staying in.

If we had a complaint, it probably is the information provided on the website picture wise, as the studio really is FAR BETTER than we could have imagined while looking at the website. The Studio was extremely well equipped; you really do not have to bring a single thing but some clothes and a good attitude to enjoy a faultless vacation. Plenty of utensils and crockery, herbs and spices, excellent quality linens, towels, washing cloths etc. etc....the apartment was equipped like at home and tastefully decorated, with floor-to-ceiling doors with magnificent views on the mountains...Really David is not lying in his upfront emails....you probably would not find a place with a better view than this in the region.

The track....another one of our favorites....Where we could imagine why people may find it difficult to drive or uncomfortable, for us it just added up to the excitement...Be fair here....a place with such dramatic views cannot be reached from perfectly paved roads....it takes a little extra to be rewarded...and trust me, you will!

David, Jacqui and family, as well as the three dogs....Bruno, Charlie and Chico are perfect hosts....They just now the right balance between privacy and social time, most importantly they are always there to assist you with any of your questions or needs during your stay....We have travelled in many upscale resorts worldwide, but the kind of attention given by David and his Wife is impeccable, truly the kind you would expect in a 5 star + resort.

If you are looking for a place in rural Spain with magnificent pools, sense of class and details for extremely affordable rates, than do not look any further...For us Vineridge was the ultimate place and we are already looking for our second...third.....4th trip etc...Try it out, you won't be disappointed!!

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Short: Things To Do: Malaga-1hr / Grenada-2hrs / Beach Torre del Mar-0.5hrs / Sierra Nevada Ski from November - April-2.5hrs (In April most likely only on friday-saturday-sunday...ski in the morning and eat fresh fish on the beach in the afternoon...an almost surreal experience!!) / Lots of hiking including 5 official routes around Comares....

Airport Malaga: 1 hrs. by car!

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Liked best: Impaccable guest services provided by David and his wife
Liked least: Nothing, the only thing we disliked was leaving the place.......
Traveling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
I am not sure what to say really,which is unusual for me, so I think I will pick up on the point of the website,I wish we could show the views in 3D as it would astound you all.
We are in the process this winter, when we are slightly less busy, of upgrading the websites pictures.
I think though that if this stunning review does not convince you to book then nothing will.

A great BIG thank you.
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726Dave
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect place to get away from it all”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

My girlfriend and I stayed in mid September and would strongly recommend staying here to anyone. The views from the apartment are something special, and worth waking up early for, to take in the sunrise over the Andalucian horizon.

The apartment is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated, with everything you would need included.

David and Jacqui are very friendly and helpful, offering useful tips on things to do in the area (we went horseriding which was a nice way to explore the area).

There is lots to do nearby, although you will need to rent a car - probably worth arriving during the day if possible as the drive to the apartment is off road and tricky in the dark, although David kindly met us and led us up.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Off road drive to the apartment and wasps by the pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2013
We love night time customers, as they are confused in regards to their surroundings and we are happy to help guide them up if need be, but then in the morning their jaws drop at the sight of the views that greet them.
As we say depending on your agenda a car is needed or not, but we can advise.
Thank you once again for a lovely review.
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