La Penquita: tranquil apartment in the hills
La Penquita: tranquil apartment in the hills

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

Apartment adjoining a renovated Andalusian farmhouse. One hour from Malaga airport, 30 mins from the coast. Quiet location. Own transport necessary. Ideal for walking and chilling out. The nearest bars etc. are 10 minutes away by car. Electric bikes available. We have a vegetable plot, hens, chickens and goats.

The space

The apartment is self contained - bedroom, bathroom, living/dining/kitchen. Ample, private space outside for sunbathing. Amazing views of the Tejeda mountains, Viñuela reservoir and the Mediterranean. Located in open countryside/olive groves. There are plenty of amazing walks either starting from the house or from within a short drive.

Guest access

Wander wherever you wish.

Interaction with guests

We are available at any time but do not intrude. If you wish, we can do your shopping for you for when you arrive. Just send us a shopping list a few days in advance. We have lived here for over 20 years so can give lots of information.

Other things to note

July and August are normally very hot. November to March can be cold, especially at night. There is an electric fan and a wood burner plus a mobile gas heater.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 12AM (midnight)


Follow the signs for Malaga/Motril/Almeria (MA20), then the A7/E15 toward Motril and Almería.This is the main coastal dual carriageway. After about half an hour, turn off at Km.272 for Vélez Málaga and Torre Del Mar. Take the left-hand lane on the exit slip-road that descends to a roundabout. Here take the A356 towards La Viñuela, Colmenar and Alhama de Granada. Follow directions for Alhama and Zafarraya, which means taking a right turn onto the A402 at the top of a long hill just after Km.35 (about 10 minutes from the roundabout). Drive down past the reservoir, which is visible to the left, and up towards Ventas de Zafarraya and Alhama de Granada.
Just after kilometre 52, there is a sharp bend to the left and, immediately after this, take the small road to the left with a sign “CARPINTERIA”. After passing some houses you come to a crossroads on the brow of the hill. Turn up the concreted road to the right (signposted Las Provincias) and follow the track (no longer concreted) round to the right just after a house on the right.
Ours is the next house you come to. The distance from the main road is about 1.5Km.
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Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Arne User Profile
July 2017
I would strongly recommend Chris & Shiela as hosts. They have a lovely place up in the mountains and me and my mother hade a fantastic week. Thank you!

Wim User Profile
June 2017
In one word: Perfect. Great place to be Very nice hosts

Diana User Profile
May 2017
Wow, beautiful stay! Chris and Sheila were the perfect hosts, so friendly and yet you do get all the privacy you're looking for. They've thought of everything, everything you can think of is available at the house. Couldn't have asked for more, thank you :)

Saara User Profile
March 2017
Cosy place with a stunning view! Chris and Sheila are welcoming hosts. Great terrace to have breakfast, do yoga and chill out. Beautiful spots to watch sunsets and sunrise!

Ruth User Profile
March 2017
We went in march. The views r totally spectacular but it can b very cold and the winds can b incredibly strong. There is a wood burner and a calor gas heater. The hosts r v welcoming and helpful. If u like animals they have 2 goats and 1 sheep as well as some hens. They provided washing up stuff as well as washing machine liquid for washing clothes. It takes half an hour to drive to torre del mar if u fancy looking at the sea or eating out. The main roads are in good condition. We hired a car from autos lido at Malaga airport and would highly recommend them We highly recommend a holiday at la penquita.

Stephen User Profile
January 2017
All facilities carefully provided, with very good Wi-Fi. Chris and Sheila were perfect hosts. Always there if needed but never intrusive. Excellent rural experiance.

Victoria User Profile
January 2017
For our holidays in Spain this was the best stay with airbnb. Sheila and Chris was the best couple, helpful and friendly. The place was clean and had a bottle of wine waiting for us. We had our son with us and he is almost 2 years old and he enjoyed his stay very much. We hiked around Alcaucín and enjoyed the view from the house. We do not go back twice to a place but this place make us wanna go back someday. Thank you so much!

Alcaucín, SpainJoined in May 2016
Chris & Sheila User ProfileChris & Sheila is a superhost.
Languages: English, Español
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