Earlier reviews have not exaggerated the charm of this beautiful villa, its amenities and the hillside location which gives such a wonderful view across the wooded valley all the way to the sea. The booking process for us was straightforward and all necessary information was provided directly by Michael, including detailed directions on how to get to the villa, which I suggest you follow, instead of a satnav. Upon arrival we were greeted by Javier, who speaks excellent English. He showed us around and made sure everything was in order. Everything was spotless, with plenty of everything needed to make us feel immediately at home. All domestic appliances are in place, washing machine, dishwasher etc. A new American style fridge-freezer provided all the space necessary for food for our party of 8 people. The wine fridge took care of the bottles. If arriving on a Saturday, stock up at one of the local supermarkets as they close on Sundays. Comprehensive information about the villa and its locality is provided by Michael.
An unusual though very welcome feature is the cinema/media room, and there is also a Sonos music system which can play your own playlists.
The pool is a good size and very clean, lots of loungers. Garden front and back and a huge stone wall to one side with at least one bird's nest amongst the cracks. A prolific lemon tree outside the kitchen.
Security is provided by the 24-hour gates at the main entrance, plus automatic villa gates and an alarm system, all very effective and simple to use.
A lovely villa which provided a comfortable home during our two-week holiday - highly recommended. Thank you Michael.
We recently stayed at Michael's villa and I cannot recommend it enough. From the very start we were provided with a great recommendation of a local rental company that even after our delayed flight waited for us to arrive way passed midnight. From there on it was plain sailing, the villa itself is beautiful inside and out - the view from the master bedroom took my breath away. The local town of benahavis is close enough to walk to and the restaurants were top class.
When we didn't venture out, the villa's amenities were amazing and the cinema room was like nothing I've ever experienced.
Can't wait to go back next year and many thanks to Michael for all of your help!
We stayed in Michael's villa in August this year, there were 12 of us and there was plenty of space for all of us and we could have quite easily squeezed in a couple of more!! I am usually fussy when it comes to sleeping on holiday but the bedrooms were very spacious with plenty of cupboard space and the beds were very comfortable with good working air con!! The views were beautiful and the villa was very peaceful. The facilities were fantastic, which meant we didn't venture out at all and ate in most nights! We had a slight issue with the entrance gate that was fixed and dealt with immediately by Javier and it was good to know that he was at hand, but we didn't need him at all.
This is a definite villa we will revisit and was a home from home, we couldn't have wanted for more. A delightful holiday and it ticked every box
Villa Tranquila is aptly named. Our stay was extremely relaxing. From the beautiful view down the valley, to the peace and quiet, it was everything we hoped it to be. The villa is very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you need with high quality fittings and much appreciated coffee machine. The cinema room was much used by our sons, with a good range of films provided. Everything in the villa was of a high standard. When not using the barbecue enjoying the views and garden, Benahavis was a 15 min drive away with its excellent restaurants. Michael was extremely helpful when booking, providing plenty of information on the villa, making the whole process very easy. When something is right, it should be appreciated and acknowledged, and Villa Tranquila is just that. It is a pleasure writing this review. Highly recommended.
This time we visited Villa Tranquila with a group of friends and family (all adults) for a week-long stay. We found more to explore in the area including Ronda, which is spectacular and enjoyed the return to Benahavis. As a competitive group we particularly enjoyed the table tennis and cooling off in the pool afterwards. We had a couple of nights in the cinema room which was well equipped with a range of films to suit all tastes.
We stayed at Villa Tranqulia for a week with a group of friends in May. The villa itself was stunning, spacious, very clean, with a good sized pool and spectacular views over the ocean. It was situated inside a gated community giving us the best of both worlds, offering privacy but only being a short drive to local shops, bars and restaurants. The garden is very well kept with your very own lemon tree, which we used to our full advantage and made ourself natural lemonade in the sun. The spacious garden is also a sun trap during the day to top up the tan, good for days were you might not want to venture out. The nearby town is about a 30 min walk through the hills, which we did on more than one occasion taking in the vast views of Morocco & Gibraltar in the distance. Theres is much to do in near by Marbella aswell. Comes highly recommended for a great value getaway.
I contacted Michael about our planned trip to Costa Del Sol, and he was extremely responsive, helpful, and made the booking process very simple! I was somewhat cautious because of my experience with fraudulent/scam advertisements in the area while I was attempting to find a place for our group of 12. Michael put me at ease right away by providing me with his direct contact information and his high level of professionalism. The home is amazing...my wife was extremely satisfied with the home's layout which provided sufficient space and privacy for everyone. She also enjoyed the kitchen appliances, to include the stove/oven and the coffee maker which were very high quality. The backyard garden is beautifully landscaped and manicured. The pool is perfect size, and the views of the mountains and Mediterranean are breathtaking. There are beautiful flowers, a banana tree, and a lemon tree which we used to make cocktails and sangria throughout the week. For me, the media system (specifically the SANOS system) throughout the home was a huge bonus...as we love music and we could play music through our phones by the pool, on the terrace, and throughout the house. The home is secluded for ample privacy, but within a 20 minute drive to most things. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you so much Michael for allowing us to share your beautiful home.