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Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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The lovely 8 x 4 m pool with it' s night lights on.
A great Jacuzzi.
Double bed area
Well equipped kitchen
Indoor dining
Bathroom
Looking down to Vine Ridge Retreats from above
Looking up at Vine Ridge Retreats.
A slight clue as to high up we are.
The walk back from Comares
Comares is a stunning and very Moorish influenced tranquil village
Amazing views from Vine Ridge Retreats
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The popular shaded area for dining and BBQ's
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Morning sunrise from Vine Ridge
Wonderful views
Nearby beaches, only a 30-40 minute drive away.
New Moorish Archway to Comares
Just a 30 minute walk and this stunning village of Comares awaits you.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Comares, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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erwin_per...
Groningen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nothing short of Excellence”
Reviewed 16 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We wanted a relaxing, quite holiday with close proximity to some major cities and attractions, without being disturbed by, even in low season, the maddling crowds that the Costa del Sol welcomes annually. Spain is generally known for its mass-tourism type beach resorts, but there is a whole world of unknown beauty waiting to be explored.....

Comares, what a wonderful village to start with. It takes a good 30 minute hike up the hill to get there, but the reward is totally worth it. It is by far one of the prettiest white-washed village settings we have encountered on this trip, if not across the entire Mediterranean.

We staid 10 days in the (larger) studio. There are 3 types of rentals...the pool side studio, which seems rather small but with direct access to the pool, an apartment suitable for families as it has a separate attached bedroom, and the studio in which we were staying in.

If we had a complaint, it probably is the information provided on the website picture wise, as the studio really is FAR BETTER than we could have imagined while looking at the website. The Studio was extremely well equipped; you really do not have to bring a single thing but some clothes and a good attitude to enjoy a faultless vacation. Plenty of utensils and crockery, herbs and spices, excellent quality linens, towels, washing cloths etc. etc....the apartment was equipped like at home and tastefully decorated, with floor-to-ceiling doors with magnificent views on the mountains...Really David is not lying in his upfront emails....you probably would not find a place with a better view than this in the region.

The track....another one of our favorites....Where we could imagine why people may find it difficult to drive or uncomfortable, for us it just added up to the excitement...Be fair here....a place with such dramatic views cannot be reached from perfectly paved roads....it takes a little extra to be rewarded...and trust me, you will!

David, Jacqui and family, as well as the three dogs....Bruno, Charlie and Chico are perfect hosts....They just now the right balance between privacy and social time, most importantly they are always there to assist you with any of your questions or needs during your stay....We have travelled in many upscale resorts worldwide, but the kind of attention given by David and his Wife is impeccable, truly the kind you would expect in a 5 star + resort.

If you are looking for a place in rural Spain with magnificent pools, sense of class and details for extremely affordable rates, than do not look any further...For us Vineridge was the ultimate place and we are already looking for our second...third.....4th trip etc...Try it out, you won't be disappointed!!

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Short: Things To Do: Malaga-1hr / Grenada-2hrs / Beach Torre del Mar-0.5hrs / Sierra Nevada Ski from November - April-2.5hrs (In April most likely only on friday-saturday-sunday...ski in the morning and eat fresh fish on the beach in the afternoon...an almost surreal experience!!) / Lots of hiking including 5 official routes around Comares....

Airport Malaga: 1 hrs. by car!

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Liked best: Impaccable guest services provided by David and his wife
Liked least: Nothing, the only thing we disliked was leaving the place.......
Travelling group: Partner
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
I am not sure what to say really,which is unusual for me, so I think I will pick up on the point of the website,I wish we could show the views in 3D as it would astound you all.
We are in the process this winter, when we are slightly less busy, of upgrading the websites pictures.
I think though that if this stunning review does not convince you to book then nothing will.

A great BIG thank you.
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726Dave
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect place to get away from it all”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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person found this review helpful

My girlfriend and I stayed in mid September and would strongly recommend staying here to anyone. The views from the apartment are something special, and worth waking up early for, to take in the sunrise over the Andalucian horizon.

The apartment is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated, with everything you would need included.

David and Jacqui are very friendly and helpful, offering useful tips on things to do in the area (we went horseriding which was a nice way to explore the area).

There is lots to do nearby, although you will need to rent a car - probably worth arriving during the day if possible as the drive to the apartment is off road and tricky in the dark, although David kindly met us and led us up.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Off road drive to the apartment and wasps by the pool
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
We love night time customers, as they are confused in regards to their surroundings and we are happy to help guide them up if need be, but then in the morning their jaws drop at the sight of the views that greet them.
As we say depending on your agenda a car is needed or not, but we can advise.
Thank you once again for a lovely review.
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Nellp58
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful, rural and not a nightclub in sight”
Reviewed 28 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We love this place! If you need to unwind, or maybe want to get off the beaten track and see rural Spain, this is the place to go.The views are spectacular, the apartment really clean, well maintained, with nice little touches to the decor. The owners are fantastic,friendly,and always on hand if needed, but never intrusive.
Well worth a visit is The Alhambra Palace in Granada. Book in advance if you want to see inside the palace, as they only let a certain number of people in each day.
Also, it's worth the trek up to Comares, and there are a couple of restaurants there too.
If you feel the need to visit a beach, Nerje is a lovely resort, very pretty.
All in all, it was a great holiday, and we are looking forward to a return visit very soon.

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Liked best: The ever changing view from our apartment
Liked least: Restaurants don't cater for vegetarians
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
I think the line about no night clubs sums it up, this is the real Spain and totally unspoilt and in the majority of cases undiscovered.
Thank you for a lovely review.
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perrylg
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great honeymoon destination”
Reviewed 4 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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My wife and I came here just after getting married, and wow what a lovely place to spend our honeymoon.

We really enjoyed the amazing views and relaxed atmosphere. We felt very welcomed by David and Jacqui, who were extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our special time just that little bit more special.

The views were stunning, and the weather was warm with a cool mountain breeze.

David very kindly drove us down to the coast, Torre del Mar, and we were within walking distance of the quaint village of Comares itself.

We would definitely recommend this apartment to others, and we'd love to come back... perhaps on our anniversary ;)

Perry & Fiona

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Liked best: The location, the hosts
Liked least: Not being able stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
Lovely to welcome honeymoon couples, as it makes Vine Ridge that little bit more special and part of some ones life.
Thank you yet again.
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Mandy B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Room with a view”
Reviewed 23 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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person found this review helpful

After arriving at Malaga Airport and collecting the rental car we commenced our onward journey to Vine Ridge. Dave and Jacqui had provided us with directions which were very clear. We were aware that the track up to the studio was going to be a challenge. We fulfilled the challenge until it came to the last leg!! We were stuck at the bottom of the hill! We rang Dave and Jacqui and they came to rescue us!! The "Panda" (car) was relieved to have arrived and so were we. It was well worth it. When we got out of the car and we were able to admire the breathtaking views. Stunning, eagles soaring, birds singing and no other noise apart from the wind, just what we needed.

The studio was clean, well organised, well equipped and quant. It had everything we needed. It looked exactly the same as the pictures on the internet.

We were unaware that we were going to get a welcome pack of basic essentials, so that was a nice surprise.

Within half an hour of arriving we had unpacked and were in the pool with a beer enjoying the stunning views. Dave explained that there was an honesty bar where you could buy wine, beer, water, pop, juices and milk. There were crisps and ice lollies available all at reasonable prices.

Although there are three properties that use the pool at Vine Ridge there was always periods of the day when you had sole use of the pool, so it appeared that you had your own private pool.

Dave and Jacqui offered a taxi service as long as it fitted around their other responsibilities. They were willing to offer assistance with anything that you might need. They gave us ideas about what we could do. Nothing was too much trouble.

Whilst at Vine Ridge we just chilled out and relaxed as soon as we arrived. Dave and Jacqui were there to help but they were not intrusive.

We met a young couple whilst at Vine Ridge and Dave took us all to a local restaurant over looking the lake, such a lovely evening. Well worth a visit, the food was fantastic; we had filet steak, yum yum!!

The dogs Woody, Charlie and Bruno are lovely. Woody is a wise old man, whilst Charlie and Bruno are playful brothers, full of energy and slightly mad! They love to be fussed and enjoy the odd tip bit. We have missed them since returning home.

The girls help out as well and it was nice to be in a family environment.

We will be returning to Vine Ridge either later this year or definitely next year, can't wait.

Thanks Jacqui and Dave.

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Liked best: The views and the peace and quiet.
Liked least: No air conditioning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
This lovely customer has now been a repeat customer and loves Vine Ridge, which is great, we do have Panda cars and even the odd smart car get to Vine Ridge, so usually OK if the air con is turned off as it takes away a certain amount of power from the engine.
As we say though the slow plod up the 1 mile of track is so worth the effort when you are rewarding by the view and we are proud of what we offer at Vine Ridge in all 3 of our rentals.
Thank you to a lovely couple, who last time introduced their friends to Vine Ridge.
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