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“Way beyond our expectations.”
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Private walled garden with own plunge pool
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Private walled garden with own plunge pool
Two al fresco dining areas Large kitchen with feature arch
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41 reviews
Private walled garden with own plunge pool
Two al fresco dining areas
Large kitchen with feature arch
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom
Lounge
Lounging Area leading to Kitchen
Lounging Area
Catering sized oven & hob
Bathroom with walk in Shower
Sun relaxation Area
Large rustic barbecue
Al fresco dining by the pool
Fresh water lakes a 40 minute drive away
The beautiful Santa Maria square a stroll away
Castle at the end of our road
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Antequera, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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JamesHawo...
Glasgow
1 review
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“Way beyond our expectations.”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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My wife and I and our young daughter enjoyed a fabulous stay at Rupert and Mel's house in the charming town of Antequera. The house is everything that you could hope for from a holiday let and it was a wrench to leave. The accommodation is surprisingly spacious and very comfortable. The house is located in a lovely area of the town, has bags of character and has all of the facilities that you could possibly require. Rupert and Mel are extremely convivial hosts and we have no hesitation in recommending the Lemon Tree to anyone looking to stay in the area.

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Sandy I
Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We stayed at the Lemon Tree in June of this year. The apartment is very spacious, it seems a bit of a shame not to be able to call it something more fitting to describe the accommodation. The kitchen, in particular, is more than adequate, especially for just the two of us. The garden is a real sun trap, and completely private, so if that's important to you, be reassured you cannot be overlooked. On the rare occasion that we ate at "home", it was a lovely, pretty place to be. The best thing about Lemon Tree, though, is the amazing hospitality and friendliness of Rupert, Melanie and Jacob. If you feel you wouldn't want to see them at all, believe me, they won't encroach on your privacy. BUT, if you need advice about anything, just slip a note under their door and they will do anything they can to help... recommend restaurants, book a table, a taxi, anything. They are delightful. The villa is in a hilly part of Antequera, so you need to be fit, or have a car (Hele Hollis in Malaga, super efficient). The town is worth exploring, we found some good tapas bars and the market is fascinating. We travelled easily to Granada and Cordoba, as the town is so central. This is "proper" Spain, not the plastic coast. If we return to Antequera, the Lemon Tree for us, it's really lovely!

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Liked best: The owners, value for money and the spaciousness of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlanM816
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful property along with a great location and lovely family to greet you and give you a trouble free stay.”
Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The lemon tree property is lovely and as described. Both Melanie, Rupert and their son Jacob make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. they also go out of there way to make sure your stay is enjoyable and hassle free. What is more they are extremely knowledgable about their town and the rest of Andalusia. The location was great right in the heart of the local community of which the people are warm and welcoming. There is a little local shop, pharmacy and bar which are literally 30 seconds walk. a little further into the town there are some great places to eat such as friendly and cheap tapas bars. There are also the bars that are situated right in the square in the town centre which is a lovely setting to have a late evening bite and a few drinks and watch the world go by.

The town itself has some great places to shop and have a coffee and one or two of the excellent pastries. it is the second time in ten months that we have visited Antequera, the previous time in september 2012 we stayed at Rupert's and Melanie other property Castle View and again we could not fault it. We will be without doubt paying them another visit. Thank you for a lovely stay x

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TheBirds4...
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“A brilliant place to stay”
Reviewed 12 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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My wife and I had an extremely pleasant stay in the Lemon Tree. Hosts, Rupert and Melanie (and Jacob) were welcoming, helpful and friendly, without being intrusive in any way.
The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The outside space is secluded and restful. There is plenty of parking in the street outside All you could wish for at a reasonable price.
Antequera itself is a fascinating and picturesque place. The "Rough Guide" to Spain does not do it justice. We were going to spend days in Cordoba and Granada, having stayed in Seville on the way, but decided there was more than enough to do in the more immediate area.

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Liked best: All good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Liked best: friendly hosts. well equipped clean property
Liked least: outside area needed a tidy up and pool not in use, tho bad weather had caused this delay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Apr 2013
We very much enjoyed your stay. The weather was obviously dire, but you were undeterred and got the best of all that was available. The terrace was clearly unusable given the rain which was a shame. It is usually immaculate, and adds to the enjoyment of Lemon Tree, but prior cleaning became self defeating! We were particularly pleased you so enjoyed the restaurant just up the road (14 euros for three people must be a record!). Thank you for your smiles in spite of the weather, and we would welcome you back anytime. Best wishes
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