We stayed in Casa Blanca for a wonderful week in May. Although the weather wasn't always too kind, we couldn't fail to be absolutely impressed with the property and the grounds. Our first impressions were "wow" and this continued throughout the week, a beautiful terrace, lovely large pool, many mature flowers and shrubs, complete privacy and a very highly appointed interior. Everything was just right! So much so we immediately booked again for next year.
Myself and my partner Kevin have just returned from a week in the beautiful ‘Casa Blanca’ villa just outside Almogia.
The accommodation is stunning with fantastic facilities inside making it feel like a real home from home.
It gets even better outside with gorgeous outdoor areas and an amazing private pool boasting stunning views over the countryside. It’s a great base for exploring the Costa Del Sol coastline and all its towns and villages as well as heading in land through the mountains to the amazing ‘El Torcal’ limestone formations near the lovely town o Antequera.
Almogia itself is a charming town nestled in the edge of the hills with winding streets and friendly locals. The local tapas bar was very good and excellent value.
Whether it’s a lazy time by the pool or an action packed holiday, the villa is a great base. The owner Roz and facilitator Sharon couldn’t do more to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Would definitely come back.
we stayed here for two weeks in June. Had a amazing stay, the house is very well equipped with everything you could need. The pool is fantastic bigger than we thought it would be, with a nice shaded area. A big thank you to Sharon, who met us and showed us around the property. We would definitely recommend to family and friends. We are hoping to return next year.
Sharon kindly showed us to the villa from town, our tiny fully loaded Fiat 500 hire car struggled with the steep incline that led to Villa Blanca but top tip if you turn off the air conditioning the car has more power! Next time we would definitely invest in hiring a 4x4 or jeep as the region is mountainous with some steep roads and we like to venture in remote areas.The villa looked amazing from the outside with incredible views over the mountains, an avenue of firs lining the impressive driveway and it certainly didn't disappoint inside. The interior is immaculate and cool with ceiling fans in all rooms and with top temperatures of 44 degrees C, a very welcome air-conditioning unit in the living/dining area. A lovely tasteful decor throughout, the kitchen is excellently equipped and beds were comfy. The terraced bbq area is a generous additional outside space. The pool area is very secluded and private, set among a beautiful landscaped garden with lots of colour, amazing plants and lots of space. The pool itself is a generous size to swim and play in and an ideal temperature throughout our stay.. During our visit the region experienced a heat wave so the ample shade of the parasols and sun terrace by the pool was certainly appreciated. Michael, the friendly pool man, was on hand to recommend local areas of interest and restaurants which were all excellent, our favourite was Paco's restaurant in the next village of Pastelero a 10 minute drive, which bbq's on Fridays were the best steaks (they serve fish too) at affordable prices with a lovely friendly service. Another favourite recommendation were the lakes which was the highlight of our holiday, our teenage sons loved jumping off the rocks and we all snorkeled in the warm water.The lakes are about an hour drive through El Chorro where you can see the old railway that goes through the mountain, and pass the Roman walkway viaduct with breathtaking views.The best lake to visit is the one next to El Kiosko restaurant/cafe/bar it's quieter with shady trees. Almogia itself is a lovely old town and is worth a tour round visiting the old church and town square, during our stay we were lucky enough to experience the Verdialels a traditional dance and song festival that starts at 11pm, the local Dia supermarket less than 5 minutes away is well stocked with reasonable prices making it unnecessary to go elsewhere. A visit to the lovely old town of Malaga where both the Moorish castle and Spanish cathedral are situated is well worth battling the heat or go in the evening they are open until 8pm. Antequera market on a Tuesday morning is more a local market rather than tourist with very cheap clothes, sunglasses, food and some jewelry. The best beach we found was Torremolinos, a 45 minute drive, which was surprisingly cosmopolitan full of good seafood restaurants, shops, excellent water activities,pedalos, longboards and para sailing with great beach facilities,showers, toilets, the sea was clear and warm and the sandy beach clean. El Palo beach is the place to go for excellent sardines cooked along the beach on wood stoves but was crazy busy and not so clean. We all fell in love with the region and the idyllic location of Casa Blanca with the mountains and breathtaking views and had a wonderful relaxing tranquil stay, we would definitely recommend it to our friends and can't wait to return.