We stayed at villa jacaranda in September and enjoyed 8 days of complete rest and relaxation .
The villa is located between Torrox and Competa and the scenery is breathtaking .
The villa is split into 2 levels and as there was only my husband and I , we occupied the top level which is very well laid out with easy living .
A spacious light and airy lounge with stunning views
A lovely bedroom with patio window and king size bed, a spacious shower room and a very well equipped kitchen .
What a pleasure it is to stay in a villa that has everything that you need. There is an outside bbq and so eating in was a pleasure as food prep so easy in the very workable kitchen.
There are lots of terraces where you can sit and admire the view that is if you are not content with lying in the wonderful hammock!
There is a table tennis table and a lovely swimming pool too- it's a lovely shape, you can swim a few strokes and us perfect for cooling off.
It is lovely to watch the sun rise over the mountains and really is a good place to go to switch off.
Having said that , there is Wifi and English tv to keep those who wish to be connected with the world.
We found it better to eat out at lunchtime then relax at the villa in the evening as the drive is a little hairy from the main road- you get used to it though.
We visited Nerja-( we found it best to go to the public beach without sunbeds - Burriana beach) 25 mins drive
We visited the Alhambra palace for the day ( need to book well ahead)
We ate in Pueblo Torrox at la Cassa ok but menu a bit anglofied, we had a lovely meal at La Farula in El Morche near Torrox.
The best place however that we visited for food was the lost village of El Acebuchal the Bar Acbuchal - highly recommended the they do take credit cards (best way to approach via Frigliana , we tried from Competa and road too rough for our hire car).
The villa does have a downstairs with a kitchen, bedroom with another bedroom off and a lounge and bathroom for a larger family.
The villa is so well equipped it even has a cool bag and freezer blocks and umbrellas for the beach ,it is the perfect base for a peaceful away from it all in the countryside break, yet don't forget you can see the sea also .
Thanks Andy and Carol for a great holiday
My husband, myself and our 3 children (6,3 and 7 months) stayed in villa Jacaranda during the last week of August! We were looking for a quiet, relaxing place away from it all and this villa was EXACTLY that! We stayed on the top half of the villa which has the pool, BBQ, bedroom and living space with sofa bed, bathroom and little kitchen. The older kids loved being in the perfectly sized pool all day with the inflatables provided, and the little one enjoyed crawling about in the outside space which is clean and safe for little ones who tend to put everything in their mouths! The villa has big bars on the glass doors in the bedroom and living room which is great to make sure little ones don't escape and end up in the pool unsupervised! We lay in the sun all day on the sun loungers provided and just enjoyed the scenery and peace! We went for a walk around the villa and came across lots of different fruit trees which the children enjoyed picking! Andy was great at communicating both before we arrived and throughout our stay reminding us of Steve the pool man coming round to clean the pool and just making sure we had everything we needed.
The villa is quite easy to get to from the airport and is very handy to the motorway which gets u around Malaga, shops are close enough but we only ventured out twice and spent most of the time in the villa. The drive up the mountains to the villa was a bit scary the first time round seen as there are no street lights at night (we arrived at night) I wouldn't suggest trying to drive up there for the first time in the pitch black but once you see the road it's much easier and probably safer and u have an amazing scenery going up! The villa is pretty complete with everything you'll need during your stay with the added bonus of both air condition which we used at night while we were there and a log fire outside which we used once (mainly for marshmallow purposes)!
I would recommend this villa to anyone (all ages) who wants a relaxing week away from the stress of every day life!
My wife, my daughter (15) and I stayed at Villa Jacaranda from 3-17 August 2017. The villa is at 400m in the hills just beyond Torrox Pueblo and only 20-25 minutes to get to the local beaches. Torrox Pueblo takes about 15 mins to reach and has a lovely friendly town square, cafes, banks, small shops, bakery, patisserie and most things you want. Torrox Costa is about another 10 minutes and has bigger supermarkets. We used Mercadona which was recommended by Andy and Carol, the villa owners, and a good choice.
The villa is easy to get to from Malaga airport and has everything you need including air conditioning, washing machine, dishwasher, fridges and sleeping for 8. It is split on two levels and with only an external staircase is well suited for two families sharing or a larger family with teenage / older children who want their own space. The three of us all stayed in the upper part of the villa. Both parts have their own kitchen including cookers and fridges, pots, pans, cutlery and Andy & Carol have made sure you have all you need. We were generously greeted with some wine, beers and water in the fridge. Both levels also have their own living spaces and bathrooms although the lower bedrooms are both doubles and whilst separate they are essentially one space. Wifi was excellent.
We were the first people to stay since the new owners have taken over and they are clearly still doing a lot of work to bring the villa up to a very high standard but we were very happy with the facilities, space and support we had for our stay. A couple of early minor problems were immediately dealt with by Andy who responded to texts very quickly and, on one occasion, phoned to talk me through things and make sure we were happy.
The pool was cleaned each Tuesday but is beautiful, clean and clear and linen was changed after the first week of our stay with thoughtful and courteous reminders by text in advance.
The gardens are large and with the ongoing care they are now clearly getting could be a delightful feature.
Outside there were inflatables provided for the swimming pool along with sun loungers, dining table, parasols and a lovely seating area to the side of the property with shade. The pool is more of a plunge pool but was perfect for us, and we were able to dip in during the heat of the day and splash lazily. Young children would need careful supervision.
Very happily recommend this lovely villa. Andy & Carol were always helpful - we had a fabulous stay.