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1st Floor Studio with Panoramic Lake Views

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The Arpa & Guadalhorce Lake
El Arpa
1st Floor Apartment
1 of 35The Arpa & Guadalhorce Lake
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
Finca
Our beautiful rural farmhouse has been reformed and offers you a wonderful break in one of the most peaceful and unique areas in Andalucia next to the lake “Embalse de Guadalhorce” only 45 mins. from Málaga airport. Here you can enjoy the silence or challenge your body in the amazing surroundings. A true paradise for people who enjoy active life. El Arpa offers holiday apartments for 2 persons in a green area on a 50.000 sqm plot going down to the lake. Here you can enjoy life no matter if you choose to relax in the beautiful surroundings under the southern sun enjoying the peace - or if you prefer to use one of the many activity options that nature offers you and which is just outside the doors of the holiday apartments. An incredible possibility to experience a unique holiday break ...Our beautiful rural farmhouse has been reformed and offers you a wonderful break in one of the most peaceful and unique areas in Andalucia next to the lake “Embalse de Guadalhorce” only 45 mins. from Málaga airport. Here you can enjoy the silence or challenge your body in the amazing surroundings. A true paradise for people who enjoy active life. El Arpa offers holiday apartments for 2 persons in a green area on a 50.000 sqm plot going down to the lake. Here you can enjoy life no matter if you choose to relax in the beautiful surroundings under the southern sun enjoying the peace - or if you prefer to use one of the many activity options that nature offers you and which is just outside the doors of the holiday apartments. An incredible possibility to experience a unique holiday break in one of the most beautiful areas in the Malaga region. Come and experience the real Spain, breathing the clear and fresh air in the finest natural surroundings close to delightful small white villages, where time has been standing still for decades and the 'mañana' culture still is ongoing. Friendly people with no stress but still live life to the full. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/MA/01018More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
The keys are in the door for you on arrival, so that you can enter the apartment right away. We will come by later to welcome you.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Rikke and Michael a
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Myself and my partner had a wonderfully peaceful 9 days at El Arpa finca. Situated in the mountains just outside Malaga with private access to a lake, it is the ideal location for a quiet getaway. We felt well looked after both before and during...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank madelinegreenwood
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I took my two teenagers to this simple but stunning setting. We could not have been more thrilled by the scenery and the warmth shown by our hosts. It is indeed a quiet place, exactly what I was hoping for! Nothing better than chilling by...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank NatashaAsha
Management response:Responded 28 August 2018

Thank you very much Natasha. We hope to see you back here at El Arpa again in the future.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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Date of stay: April 2018
Management response:Responded 15 June 2018

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

The El Arpa apartments are small but comfortable and tastefully furnished. The management is efficient and pleasantly informal. The little 'honour system' shop is great. Most of the other guests were young, northern European adults. The location is spectacular, totally unlike the nearby 'Costa', but...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Geraldine W
Management response:Responded 22 January 2016

Thank you! Yes, in the winter time there are many young climbers - it is their high season. You wouldn't see that in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location, clean rustic apartment with all that you will need for cooking etc. Location is rural for sure . You definitely need a car and nearest decent supermarket is about 16k away in camisso. Owners are very helpful and efficient. We had a lovely...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Toml1981
Management response:Responded 19 November 2015

Thanks! Beginning of November is the time for flies everywhere in Andalusia. The rest of the year they are not a problem.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 May 2014

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Date of stay: October 2012
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Newton on Ouse, United Kingdom
2120
Reviewed 4 May 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great place to stay. Country feel about the place, yet most modern & comfortable apartment. Hosts Rikke & Michael very friendly and helpful. Prices very reasonable and a great base for visiting this region of Spain. Definitely recommend.

Date of stay: November 2012
Thank Billy M
Reviewed 29 April 2014

A nice, pleasant and calm finca located around the lake Embalse de Guadalhorce. This is a fine stay if you're looking for rest, with loads of activites around and the nicest hosts you can find. Be informed that the rooms have no AC (only fans)....More

Date of stay: September 2012
Thank revitup2
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Dolgellau, United Kingdom
6060
Reviewed 29 April 2014

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Date of stay: April 2012
Management response:Responded 5 May 2014

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Parking
Shared Garden
Terrace
Towels Provided
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The nature reserve by our finca is called Desfiladero de los Gaitones and has an area of 2.016 hectares situated between the municipalities of Ardales, Antequera og Alora. The area is characterized by it's many funny and fascinating stone structures which have evolved through thousands of years by water and wind. A dramatic and lovely tourist attraction is La Garganta del Chorro; a 3 kilometre long and 400 meter high gorge, which connect the three lakes; Embalse de Gaitanejo, Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce og Embalse del Guadalteba-guadalhorce by the river Guadlahorce that runs to the coast of Málaga.The areas flora is a true pleasure for everyone. Lots of aromatic pine, eucalyptus, olive, oak tree, cactus and cypres. Smaller vegetation as rosemary, thyme, vild roses and different flower...
Getting around
We recommend you to rent a car during your stay at our finca. We are in contact with a really good rent-a-car company HelleHollis which aim is to give the best possible service at the best rates on the coast. Only 45 minuts easy drive from Malaga´s international airport Pablo Picasso. With plenty of good flight connections from UK using British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair or Air Berlin just to mention some of them. The drive to our finca is very easy, to the right you will find the link with our dirrections from Malaga Airport. We do not recommend the use of GPS equipment because some of the roads around here are not on the maps. The ones using GPS on their way here tend to get lost...
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