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“An oasis of calm in busy Andalucia”
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Review of Bajo La Maroma

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Moorish 'chill-out' area front stable door to the villa which looks out on to orange groves, vineyard and hillside
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the pool, villa and National Park
Moorish 'chill-out' area
front stable door to the villa which looks out on to orange groves, vineyard and hillside
view through the front door into open-plan living/dining/kitchen areas
dining and sitting room with wood burning stove
the open-plan dining room and kitchen
the open-plan dining room and kitchen
dining and sitting areas looking towards the front door
master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
from the en-suite through to the master bedroom
master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
en-suite bathroom, a 'loo with a view'
en-suite bathroom
bedroom 2: one of 2 twin bedded rooms
bedroom 2: the other twin bedded room
family bathroom
family bathroom
from master suite through the hall to the living area
view from the garden to the villa entrance
pool-side BBQ
shady retreat beneath the carob tree
front terrace and Moorish area
a place to sit and relax
view of the pool from the terrace
view of the pool from the terrace
view to the mountains
view from the front terrace to Mount Maroma
coming down to the pool terrace
driveway to the villa and showing the surroundings
view from one of the terraces to the orange groves (with our local farmer) below
the area showing villa location (in the centre)
ibex near the summit of Maroma (photo taken by 1 of our guests)
one of the beautiful beaches on the Costa Tropical nearby
In Canillas: the Sociedad bar and restaurant
summer fiesta in the village
village Fiesta of San Isidro in late May
'hasta luego' from the village August fiesta
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Canillas de Aceituno, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Elaine R
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“An oasis of calm in busy Andalucia”
Reviewed September 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

What a fantastic location! The windy mountain road up to the house took a bit of getting used to, but was worth it for the stunning views.
The house itself is great - plenty of space for 6 of us. The rooms all had fans (essential - it was scorchio), the kitchen had everything you would need, including a bit of food to get us started. No that we really spent any time inside, except to sleep - the pool and the Moorish seating area were our favourite spots. We didn't eat or shower inside once in our 2 weeks there! Mike and Heather were really helpful and looked after us well.
The local area is beautiful, with some lovely towns, caves, beaches etc. to explore nearby. We also drove further afield and visited Malaga, Antequera and Granada - it really is worth making the trip to the Alhambra and having an early start - a must see.
Had a lovely meal at Frigiliana which, along with Competa, are lovely towns within easy driving distance to wander round. And chocolate and churros at Café Central in Torre del Mar was another highlight!
We had the nicest holiday - thank you Sheila, it was a fantastic base from which to explore Andalucía.

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Management Response
Sep 26, 2017
Thanks for your lovely review Elaine. You certainly seem to have packed it all in and enjoyed exploring this part of Andalucia.
Also thanks for taking the 'al fresco' showers, that will certainly have given the plants below the pool wall some much needed water in the 'scorchio' summer!
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rebrob201...
Province of Malaga, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Ideal location....”
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is the absolute ideal location if you are looking for a wonderfully peaceful haven of tranquility....
We enjoyed a week of peace and quiet, a fantastic idyllic villa that retains its Spanish charm.
We particularly loved the spacious wrap around veranda, the different areas of the garden, the clean, refreshing pool and the BBQ area.
The nearby village is a quaint location that has an abundance of original whitewashed buildings, narrow cobbled streets and friendly locals. The La Maroma restaurant is a lively, happy, family run establishment that offers exceptional dishes at great prices!
The views from the Villa are beautiful and the private pool was a welcome opportunity to cool down in the hot weather.
This is a great place if you enjoy hill walking or just being completely lazy and relishing the surroundings.
No TV, dishwasher or built in oven, but we didn't miss any of these as we enjoyed the warm hospitality of the local lady who made sure we had a lovely welcome, the man who looked after the pool and the little touches that made us feel at home..
We have booked to return already, and look forward to many visits in the future.

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Management Response
Oct 9, 2017
Thank you for your thoughtful and gracious review; the villa and location were obviously a perfect choice for you.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip.
Hasta pronto.
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Teresa S
1 review
“Stunning View, Very Relaxing!”
Reviewed September 29, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The perfect place for a relaxing weekend away from the city. The views are stunning, admiring them with my morning coffee on the terrace was the best way to start my day. There are also some great walks if relaxing is not what you want to do :)

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 10, 2017
Thanks for your review Teresa. I agree it is a fabulous place to unwind and get away from all your normal routines. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and hopefully you returned to the city refreshed!
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Karla L
2 reviews
“Very Peaceful, and gorgeous”
Reviewed September 21, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed for a whole weekend with some friends, it's super quiet and relaxing, I loved the decoration and everything is in perfect conditions, you also have stunning views of the villa and a looot of terrain to go hiking!! We absolutely loved it, would love to go back there again.

PS: the owners are lovely!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 22, 2016
Thank you Karla, I'm glad you and your friends enjoyed your down-time at the villa, and thanks for leaving it in tip-top condition on your departure. You're welcome any time and we look forward to your next booking.
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rose386
london
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stunning house in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed here with my husband and we had the most amazing time. The house is full of character and the master bedroom with ensuite was fantastic. The outside area is very spacious with panoramic views of the mountains. There is plenty of outside eating areas and our favourite was in the 'Arabic themed' corner. It was so peaceful here and very relaxing. The house has its own private pool which we used all the time. We took some country strolls and the village is close by. We drove to the beach and water park which I would also recommend. We will definitely be visiting here again. Thank you Sheila for all your help and information you provided.

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Management Response
Sep 12, 2016
Thanks for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip and it looks like you made good use of local places of interest.
We look forward to welcoming you back with loyalty discount!
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Joesteven...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Fantastic villa, amazing views, wonderful holiday”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a fantastic holiday here. With two young kids, 1 & 2, we enjoyed the spacious villa, the beautifully refreshing pool and the breathtaking surroundings.
The villa is up a great windy mountain road (you get used to it), just a few minutes from the village. Less than half an hour from the nearest beach, less than an hour to Malaga, this is an ideal location to escape the business of life and regroup.

So grateful to Sheila for letting us stay, Heather for all her help and fun conversation, Mike and Colin for their hard work in keeping the place clean, tidy and the pool working well!

This place is well worth the visit and at a very reasonable price for what you get.

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Management Response
Jul 11, 2016
Joe, you're a star! Thanks and please visit again!
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K12kyl
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Bajo La Maroma - Stunning villa in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Bajo La Maroma was the perfect villa for us to spend a weeks holiday and get away from our busy lives at home. The setting was beautiful and we enjoyed several evenings relaxing in the 'Arabic area' whilst watching the evening sun on the mountains and listening to the sound of the goat bells in the distance. The villa was well-furnished and had everything we needed, including a pool-side BBQ - which we put to good use! A 40 minute drive from the secluded cove beaches along the Costa Tropical, the perfect way to spend a day out! Could not have asked for a better place to stay, hope to return here again soon!

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Management Response
Jul 8, 2016
Thanks for taking the time out from your busy lives to give others the benefit of your review.
We do hope that our villa offers both a chance to escape from our normal hectic life-styles and appreciate the mountains, birds, nature and most importantly, the goats with their bells wanderig across the nearby hillsides, but also to get within 25 minutes to the coast with fabulous facilities for all.
Do come again and I'll be happy to offer you your loyalty bonus as a returner.
Best wishes,
Sheila
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