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View to the lake from our home made little beach
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View to the lake from our home made little beach
Chill out areas by the pool Huge fully equipped kitchen
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24 reviews
View to the lake from our home made little beach
Chill out areas by the pool
Huge fully equipped kitchen
Mountain view
Good quality King size four poster bed - main bedroom. En suite Shower room.
Shirley Valentine
Lots of details in and outside the villa
Dining al fresco with mountain views
Large, bright living room
Third super sized bed room
View from living room and access to terraces
Purple room with access to pool
View from Purple bedroom
Specially hand made XL umbrella
Over view of the house - notice huge driveway
Bathroom
Amazing view down to lake
Chill out room and sauna
Entrance to courtyard
Large covered terrase
Chill out corner in sauna room
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Vinuela, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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IrvineEdi...
Edinburgh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding Villa in a beautiful location to get away from it all!”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

From booking to staying this holiday couldn't be easier. From the start Bruce was quick to respond and confirm booking. We were then provided the best directions I have ever received to reach the Villa, well at pre determined meeting point where we were met by Bruce the owner of the villa who took us to the outstanding Villa with the most amazing views. We were shown around, given tips to eat, local taxi to call to get us there and all could not have been easier. There is a small dirt track which is at first a little intimitading but after a few days we never gave it a second thought including arriving well into the dark. We had rented a fiat 500 and it coped very well with the roads around the area and access to and from Villa.
The Villa itself is set in a truly stunning location with amazing views over the lake. We visited out of season and so not able to use pool as simply too cool but can only imagine how lovely it would be to sit in villa in the peak of summer. The villa is remotely located which gives you feel of truly getting away from it but you can drive to amenities within 10 mins with ease. All in all a fantastic villa that will not dissapoint, an outstanding host who both met us on arrival and when leaving and simply the best directions to and from a villa we have ever had. Can not recommend highly enough.

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Liked best: Stunning location, great for touring and gives you option of complete isolation or 20 minute drive to coast
Liked least: nothing ... great holiday!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PLON
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Villa”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

A villa in a great location with spectacular views. Stayed with our 2 children aged 11 & 12 for two weeks. Booked this villa as we wanted somewhere not on the coast. The location did not dissapoint not completely isolated but still very private. Spent first week by the pool enjoying the views and music through the outside sound system. This villa is well equiped, with everything you need, stayed in more expensive places which were more basic. The villa is laid out well and there is always some shade to be had if out by the pool or eating.Great owner Bruce, with excellent communication from booking to meeting us near the villa

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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Young Children
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carina n
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
“Highly recommendable!”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We (a family with two children) spent 5 days at Las Golondrinas situated at the beautiful Lake Vineula in the late spring. It was easy to follow the maps and directions given by the hosts to find the meeting point where we were welcomed personally by Bruce, the owner, who led us to the house. We reached the house by a charming winding road up the mountain and once there, we were immediately met by the stunning scenery.
The homely, spacious house is clean and tidy. The well-equipped kitchen is the heart of the villa from where the two sleeping areas radiate. To one side the master bedroom is reached through the living room – and to the other side two bedrooms. Bedrooms and bathrooms are well provided with towels, bed linen, sheets etc.
Outdoors you’ll find the lovely pool which provided hours of fun for the children - even at night as the pool area is lit. There are many different seating areas outside so it is possible to enjoy the amazing views while looking after the children in the pool. The view is also beautiful at night when the villages surrounding the lake light up.
The house is great for various types of vacations. If you need a relaxing holiday away from the stress of everyday life – the peaceful and private villa is the perfect place to relax - the many different seating arrangements outside offer many opportunities to unwind with a glass of wine or a good book from the house. You could choose to stay at the villa for the entire stay, but it is also the perfect spot to explore the surrounding Andalusian nature, the rich animal life – especially the swallows (‘golondrinas’) and the lake.
The house and area are also great for families with children; the pool, the possibility of eating in, but also visiting the beach or eating at one of the restaurants in the nearby villages enjoying grilled sardines, paella or churros for breakfast.
If you prefer to combine the relaxing visit to the countryside with cultural elements you can go to Malaga where you can visit Alcazaba, Picasso’s birth place or the Picasso Museum or the city of Nerja where you can enjoy the spectacular view from ‘the balcony of Europe’. We tried to combine all of the above and recommend it all!
We thoroughly enjoyed the house as well as the area. The Andalusians are extremely friendly and very fond of children and the hosts are friendly, helpful and easy to reach. We highly recommend the house and we already plan to return again one day soon. We have taken a lot(!) of pictures but they do not do justice to the views.

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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Tricia D
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Gorgeous villa in a spectacular setting”
Reviewed 30 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

The villa and the location did not disappoint. It was a lovely time of year to be there, with so many wild flowers, and we particularly enjoyed the swallows (las golondrinas!). There are so many interesting aspects to the villa, and we made the most of all the different seating areas to enjoy the stunning views. The garden lighting is particularly beautiful. I should also mention the lovely kitchen!

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Liked best: The spaciousness of the villa and the garden, the stunning views which we never tired of, and lots of different garden seating areas.
Liked least: Not walking distance to a restaurant or bar
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Eijk
Delft, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great house with beautiful view”
Reviewed 11 February 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We loved the house, it was spacious.
Location great, nice views and not far from coast and shops.
Not very far from airport, 45 minutes drive.

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Liked best: the views, quiet loaction and spacious house for a family stay.
Liked least: no heating in kitchen, so cold at night
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Friends
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REDWING48
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT ACCOMODATION”
Reviewed 24 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We have just spent a week at Las Golondrinas, the villa was in excellent condition with great views of Lake Vineula. The villa is an easy 1 hours drive from Malaga airport and just a couple of minutes drive from the main road, no road noise could be heard from the villa. there is plenty of cooking utensils and crockery in the kitchen. Outside there is a small pool with plenty of sun lounges. The villa is perfect for a relaxing holiday

Many thanks Bruce

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Liked best: The villas position
Travelling group: Other
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