Just returned from our 10 night stay, what impressed us more than anything was the outside space, there is so much of it with seating areas everywhere, steps down to the pool where there are plenty of sun loungers & a shady seating area with a fridge to keep the beers/soft drinks cold!
We were 2 families with 6 children (13-15) & the pool table was a big hit.
The villa is very remote so i would just suggest you stock up on supplies at supermarket in Coin about 20 min drive, we found more selection there than the local one.
Firstly the position of the villa is fantastic, the mountainous scenery is stunning, a beautiful view whichever way we looked. The villa was set well back from the road up a concreted track, so there was no road noise, the only sounds were those of the birds and the wind in the trees. However, it wasn't entirely isolated, it was close to Alozaina, about five mins by road and we could see other habitations in the distance, so it never felt as though we were entirely alone. The villa was beautiful and well equipped and even on the hottest day stayed cool, we never had to use the air conditioning. The gardens were lovely with plenty of space to wander about. The only thing we didn't care for was the beds in the villa, a personal thing, but we didn't find them very comfortable and the duvets were heavy. Alozaina is a quaint Spanish village with some nice tapas bars. Apart from a couple of supermarkets there were very few, if any, shops. Coin is the nearest town, with a few shops and a nice shopping mall on the far side of Coin. It's not far to Mijas which is a lovely place to visit. We didn't like Marbella, much too big and busy, Fuengirola is much nicer. The roads in the mountains were very good, they put Britains roads to shame. All in all, a lovely holiday that we enjoyed dry much.
Excellent place for that quality family time.
The villa sits within amazing views creating a very tranquil environment for relaxing.
The facilities are excellent and well thought out. Perfect place for doing 'nothing'.
The pool is surprisingly big and deep, just what you need to cool off in the heat.
Wonderful selection of films to keep you entertained when you want a break from the sun!
Defo the place to be if you want luxury, peace and wonderful scenery.
I stayed here with my family and friends for 1 week, followed by a week with my girlfriend.
As far as places I have stayed - and if I say so myself, I am well travelled - this is up there with the best.
The villa itself is very thoughtfully designed and very well appointed. It even has a stereo system that you can play either indoors or outdoors while you are swimming in the pool or both.
Of the pool, I can only say it is absolutely lovely. The view from it, beautiful. There is a fridge next to it, providing access to blissfully cool drinks, and plenty of parasols for shade from the heat.
Of the owner, I can definitely say he was helpful, answered any questions we had and clearly cares about his guests' experience. He has tried successfully to provide more than a home from home. The thought he has put into the place (he and his partner had a heavy hand in designing the villa and the beautiful garden) is clear to see in and around the property.
I'd like also to mention the lovely couple who come to clean the villa, garden and pool. They are really friendly and more than willing to share their extensive local knowledge if asked (they have lived in Spain for many years). They also do a cracking job as the place was spotless when we arrived.
There is only one negative I would mention. The garden furniture was getting a little worn and showing signs of age. It was not really enough to affect my rating however and would not prevent me from returning. I am seriously considering going back next year which is not like me - historically, I have felt there is too much of the world to see to want to return to the same place. High praise indeed, Vista los Valles.
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