Georgina & Gary, UKFar from the madding crowd! Leave the city behind you and drive away from the crowds, wind up the hills to the top of a mountain and down a little dusty track to ‘La Paz’. A place to relax and escape from busy lives. The studio is perfect for two, small and clean, with all you need, crockery, cutlery, towels (lots of towels), books, CD-player, TV, and toilet paper! The pool is great and has sun, shade, loads of seating and a bar with a fridge. :-) On sunny days the pool and evening walks through the hills, at night lie outside, watch the stars and listen to the owls. In cooler weather Ronda, Cordoba, Granada, and Seville aren’t too far away. Maria and Carl are there to help if any is needed, directions, suggestions, and great local knowledge. We have lots of lovely memories of ‘La Paz’ to treasure and we’re sure we’ll be back again.
Lena, NorwayWe had a great time and found the villa and surroundings even better than expected in advance! We were 7 grown ups and two small children, plenty of room. Nice pool – beautiful views! Lovely long evenings spent outside. Good kitchen and barbeque – we ate in most of our meals. Peaceful. Pretty small mountain villages to visit.Thanks to Carl and Maria for excellent service, and for helping us out when we needed a doctor for our son! We found this an excellent spot to spend time with family away from the big “tourist- machines”, found the area genuine and exotic! Enjoyed getting lost along those mountain roads. Bring GPS.
Guest from USABeautiful villa, wonderful views!
We were looking for a quiet spot where we could enjoy our natural surroundings and Villa Romo provided just that! The villa was reasonably close to the lovely village of Comares, with several appealing restaurants. Maria is a gracious hostess and a wonderful guide to the area. Thank you for sharing your villa with us!
Nick & Sian, UKWe stayed for just over a fortnight, arriving in the small hours guided by clear directions from Carl, who looked after us very well. The villa is about a 9-minute drive from the nearest village (Comares), down a twisty but (mostly) well surfaced lane. First impression on entering: Villa Carolina was fresh, clean and warm. First impressions were confirmed throughout. It’s airy, light, modern, nicely furnished and well-equipped. The beds are comfortable and the sofa beds in the living room are well above average and good both to sit and lie on. The kitchen is well laid out and there’s plenty of cutlery/crockery/pans etc, although if you want to cook rather than eat out, then best bring your own cooking knife. The whole place was spotless.
The pool was also well-maintained (Trevor cleans it once a week through the season), and it’s kept filled throughout the year, which is a nice touch. It was fine to swim in at the start, though was chilling down a bit by mid-month. I think you’d need to be a North Sea swimmer to go in it by November.
The barbeque is top quality and well worth using. On the terrace you are not overlooked at all. Neighbouring properties are at least hundreds of yards away. You face south, and get the sun from sunrise to early evening. There are awnings which give good shade through the day. The area is traditionally cultivated, and the main sounds are dogs barking now and then, goat bells, sardinian warblers and little owls.
There’s a small but quite well stocked mini-supermarket (Coviran) in the village, a bigger one in Benamargosa 11 km away and a massive Eroski hypermarket on the edge of Velez Malaga at about 35-40 minutes. There are some great places to explore via some scenic (and sometimes hairy) drives. The road to Colmenar is great fun. El Torcal and Antequera are about an hour away. In summary, we really liked Villa Carolina. We’ve stayed in a lot of places over the years, and this is up with the best of them for the price range. Excellent value, and we would wholeheartedly recommend it!
Kevin, UKThis was my third visit to Peña Blanca and once again it hit the spot. Even in October the weather was great and the views terrific. There is plenty to explore either walking or driving around the area.
On this trip I took local advice from Chris, the owner, to seek out some of the more ‘local’ eateries and none disappointed. I can recommend stopping for lunch on the beach at El Tintero II on your way from Malaga airport; the food is great and the restaurant gets very busy and very noisy!The local Molino de los Abuelos in Comares was as good as ever and sitting among the old olive press quite special. For a great value supper we enjoyed the ‘camping bar’ Mirador De La Axarquia which is just a stroll down the hill from the village centre. The property is in excellent condition, well maintained and highly recommended. I look forward to my next visit!
Tony & Liz, UKMy wife and I booked a weeks stay to attend a family wedding.The process was easy and we were very happy with the apartment and the resort.The location is superb and the apartment is well presented and equipped.We would reccomend the Eclipse just around the corner and the Cowboy bbq in Torre. All in all, a fantastic break and we would return!