A great week, five adults using three bedrooms in the main villa.
fully & nicely furnished with a large lovely pool
Perfect for a relaxing holiday
We had a wonderful family week at Villa Don Ricardo 7 of us ages 17-55. The pool was amazing, the teenage boys (& grown up boys) had loads of fun inventing games with the inflatables & a football whilst the girls relaxed on the loungers. The villa had everything we needed & more, the waterbeds were fantastic & really comfortable.
We had several days on the beach in Nerja which is a short drive down the hill & were impressed with the water sports which were reasonably priced.
We ate out most nights mainly in Competa which is not far away. We loved La Taberna de Oscar & Taberna Hierbabuena. We usually went for Ice cream after at La Gelateria which has the best ice cream outside of Italy!!
The waterpark in Torre del Mar was a good day out & not to tame for the teenagers!
We also walked up the river Chillar in Nerja which was amazing as most of the walk you are actually walking in the river, if you are doing this you need water shoes or old trainers.
2 of our party went riding at the stables just down the hill which they said was great.
There is an English run bar/restaurant within walking distance which served us a tasty lunch when we arrived tired from our flight.
Jane was very welcoming and helpful and allowed us to check in early & check out late which really made the most of our time.
Wow what a wonderful Villa in an incredibly peaceful and beautiful location. This villa provides the peace and tranquillity, whilst having the amazing pool and outdoor facilities for some great family fun.
We went as a family of 8 people covering 3 generations from age 5 years to 60 years and the layout of the villa with the separate smaller house separated by the fabulous pool was perfect. We were even joined for a few days by 3 more members of the family and with the lower annexe room, which we hadn't needed to use previously, there was plenty of space to accommodate the extra guests.
Every bedroom has it's own bathroom with baths and showers (the lower annexe bedroom has shower only). The Master bedroom in the main house has air conditioning and there were plenty of fans available for the other bedrooms. Even though temperatures hit 40 degrees, we were all able to sleep comfortably.
The views from the villa are truly magnificent and for any 'bird' lovers, the daily visit overhead from a family of 6 eagles was superb. The poolside day bed provided the most relaxing and comfortable space to lounge and watch family fun in the pool and also to enjoy the beautifully bright starlit skies at night.
The owner Jane, went out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed for a great holiday. We were due to arrive on a Sunday and Jane contacted us in advance, to let us know that the main supermarkets would be closed. Consequently, Jane offered to do some shopping for us so that we had the essential provisions on arrival - that's what I call great service!
We were encouraged by Jane, to help ourselves to the numerous fresh herbs, lemons, tomatoes and strawberries etc. which were growing around the garden and Yum - they tasted delicious!
Competa is only a short drive from the Villa and has a couple of traditional Spanish supermarkets and some lovely views to enjoy along the route.. It takes about 20 mins to drive into the coastal town of Torrox and slightly further along the coast is Nerja. There are some great beaches along this coastline and lots of fabulous restaurants. However, we struggled to tear ourselves away from the great Villa and pool and limited our beach trips to just a couple in the 2 weeks we were there.
The 'younger' members of the family also took a trip to the water park which is only about 20 minutes away from the Villa and they were very impressed with the facilities and the way the waterpark was managed..
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Villa don ricardo and would love to return. I'm normally ready to go home after a 2 week holiday but could easily have stayed for at least another week in this beautiful villa.
Our two families had a fantastic time at this villa located 15mins into the mountains. The kids loved the pool and the villa and location are perfect for a relaxing holiday. Jane was brilliant with us, most helpful and a great knowledge source about all things and will help you have a most enjoyable holiday. We chose the villa (away from the coast) because of the two houses for our two families and we wanted plenty of space and tranquility and this is exactly what we got - seeing the sun rise over the mountains in the morning on the rear balcony is stunning. There is a great bar/restaurant 60secs away which we went spent a good few nights but also had great evenings barbequing by the pool. As the villa is 20mins from the beach this did restrict us slightly from going as much as we might have normally but everything else about the villa was just great. We would definitely recommend the villa. Thanks very much Jane for a great holiday!