We had high hopes when we booked La Reserva and were not disappointed.
All communications with Javier left us with no doubt that our hosts would be friendly and would go out of their way to ensure our stay would be happy and stress free. We were met by both Javier and Rosario and immediately warmed to them.
We drove the shortcut to the house which involved negotiating a narrow, steep and winding road-a little challenging at first but after a few trips up and down we thought nothing of it. There is a slightly longer and easier route which takes you into Nerja. We did this once but decided to use the shortcut for the rest of the holiday.
The views from La Reserva down the valley to the sea are simply stunning-it was hard to tear ourselves away and rarely did.
There is a fabulous outside area with very comfortable sun loungers, cushions and plenty of sun umbrellas. Everything is immaculate.
Javier and Rosario had provided a very generous Welcome Pack including wine, bread, cold meats and cheese which we very much appreciated.
Nearby Nerja (15 minutes)has a good number of supermarkets so my advice would be stock up as you really won't want to leave the house!
The plunge pool is very pretty and immaculate with a working pool light for late night dips.
There is no doubt that for a week of total relaxation in beautiful surroundings La Reserva hits the spot.
We look forward to returning for another holiday and meeting up with Javier and Rosario again. They are there if you need them but do not intrude on your stay.
We had a wonderful week at La Reserva, a beautifully appointed and secluded villa with stunning views down the valley to Nerja. Right on the edge of Sierras de Tejeda National Park we enjoyed many walks and with Frigiliana and Nerja only a short drive away there was plenty to keep us occupied. Javier and Rosario were the most welcoming and helpful hosts, we couldn't recommend La Reserva enough. We are already looking forward to a return trip.
One of my favourite holidays ever.....made so by our lovely hosts Javier and Rosario where nothing is too much trouble. Both met us by car and we were able to follow them to La Reserva. The final approach is really steep but we quickly got used to it and it's so worth it for a stunning stunning view, peace and tranquility!
Rio Chillar is 10 minutes drive away and is a must to experience a beautiful river walk. Javier also recommended local coves that we visited which were beautiful.
It's an authentic Spanish villa and a lot of love has been put into making it a lovely place to stay including shaded seating areas to enjoy lunch. We got to enjoy all the beautiful flowers and plants that Rosario has surrounding the terrace while having a wee glass of wine or two. As I said, a perfect holiday and we would love to return.
Had a wonderful week relaxing before baby arrives. Perfect place to unwind with peace and quiet. Stunning views and lovely villa. Can't wait to go back already. Highly recommend. The owners are very lovely people and couldn't do enough for you. 100% perfect.
Couldn't get enough of the amazing views. Perfectly located at the border of a national park. The piece and quiet was a joy after a city or beach trip. As also was the pool, clean and refreshing. Accomodation was very clean and cosy. Easy communication with Javier; he picked us up in Nerja to show the way. The little garden and balcony with flowers were beautiful. Even though it was below 10 degrees in the evening, we still sat outside with a blanket and a glass of whine to enjoy the view. Thanks so much Javier and family!
La Reserva was all we hoped it would be for a relaxing and peaceful holiday , we had everything supplied to make us comfortable with extra touches of a hamper and cava for New Years eve from our hosts Xavier and Rosario. The area was very scenic and we had the most amazing views from our balcony. There are some interesting but steep walks in the area which were very scenic, we will stay again with Xavier& Rosario so we can see more of the countryside and beaches.
Went with my wife and two children (currently at University). If you are looking for a peaceful break in a lovely small villa with great views this could be for you - ideal for small family group. Javier and his lovely wife Rosariio made the booking experience easy and had everything ready for us- they even met us at the main road to guide us up to the villa. The access road can be challenging but you will get used to it - worth it :-)
A lovely spot as flagged by other reviewers. To be honest - we didn't do much as we knew the area well - just chilled.