Cortijo Maria Camila

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

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Cortijo María Camila is a spacious Spanish farmstead that has been renovated in rustic-chic style to provide modern luxuries and comfort, while still maintaining its traditional Andalusian architecture and heritage.

The carefully planned interior design remains sympathetic to local custom and features many Spanish antiques and locally made, hand-crafted furnishings. Touches such as hand-stitched Suzani tapestries above the beds lend an atmosphere of elegance, while the many private indoor and outdoor lounges, terraces and pool maximize the relaxation potential and take full advantage of the surrounding views.

Being situated on a private hilltop, the grounds of the property slope away on three sides, revealing almond and olive groves and a beautiful onsite vineyard. Numerous private terraces and gardens surround the cortijo, where Mediterranean and exotic plants and trees blend harmoniously into the surrounding natural landscape. Peaceful, panoramic views of mountains surround the property, while the valley to the south opens wide to greet the Mediterranean Sea some 15 miles away.

At Cortijo María Camila, guests can while away the temperate days in total and sublime privacy, or call on a team of staff for full time or occasional pampering. Among the services on offer are a private chef and local concierge, daily housekeeping, on-site spa and beauty treatments, as well as various cultural and culinary outings or guided excursions in the adjacent mountain nature park.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The property is only accessible by high, narrow roads
  • There is a short drop to one side of the pool, opening to the valley toward the sea, where caution (especially with children) is required
  • The pool is accessible by a flight of stairs so those with limited mobility may need assistance

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa
An enclosed leafy courtyard greets visitors upon entry with a fountain and shaded pergola facing the peak of Maroma.

Beyond the courtyard, the kitchen opens onto a small herb garden along the side of the house, which leads to the front terrace with a covered outdoor dining area. From this terrace a set of stairs lead down to the pool area (the only way to access the pool), with majestic views toward the sea and maintained gardens all around, a covered summer kitchen with built-in barbecue and outdoor dining area.

The front dining terrace also leads around to the south side of the property, with a modern landscaped garden leading back to the master bedroom terrace. Access to this area can be restricted to ensure that those staying in the master bedroom can enjoy total privacy.

All on one level, Cortijo María Camila has wood-beam ceilings and terracotta floors with underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining area
- Library
- Living room
- Garden room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be made into one double bed)
- Bedroom with two single beds (can be made into one double bed)
- Bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Covered and open terraces
- Alfresco dining facilities
- Outdoor kitchen with barbecue
- Courtyard
- Garden

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- PlayStation 3


About the surrounding area of Cortijo Maria Camila
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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The region around Cortijo María Camila is known as La Axarquia, an ancient land rich not only with Moorish history, but Roman and Phonecian before that. It is a beautiful, largely mountainous region that nestles next to the Andalusian coast with a fertile agricultural production founded on grape (and wine!) production, olives, avocados and tropical fruits.

The local village is only 8-10 minutes away and not only provides all basic amenities but also marks the start of the Mudehar route, a string of Moorish white-washed villages distinguishable by Mudehar architecture that's reflective of the region's rich history. Nestled amongst the slopes of Maroma, the tallest peak in the region, you'll find an excellent driving tour stretching some 25 km to Competa.

The cliffs and beaches around Nerja (about 40 km away) are among the most stunning of the southern coast, while Nerja itself is great for shopping and dining. Yet the nearest beaches, in Torre del Mar, are only about 25 km away and reachable within half an hour. Here you will also find the nearest golf course, while all along the coast one can find opportunities for water sports and fishing.

Malaga, at 50 km (within an hour), offers a surprising level of sophistication and culture, cosmopolitan street life, dining and shopping. The old Moorish Alcazaba, the bustling port development known as Muelle Uno, the cathedral and the botanical garden are some of the highlights and are well worth exploring. Malaga also has the nearest airport and is also accessible within one hour. Granada and the famous Alhambra are accessible for a day trip at 100 km (within 1.5 hours), as are the ancient Cordoba Mosque (170 km, within 2 hours) and the wonders of Seville (220 km, 2.5 - 3 hours).

The ski season in the Sierra Nevada mountains (the second highest range in Europe) above Granada is a long one, usually running from November into May, and at less than 1.5 hours drive makes for an easy and delightfully different day trip.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malaga Airport

(70 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Malaga

(54 km)

Nearest Village Canillas de Aceituno

(100 m)

Nearest Town/City Velez-Malaga

(20 km)

Nearest Restaurant El Bodegon de Juan Maria

(100 m)

Nearest Beach Playa Torre Del Mar

(24 km)

Nearest Golf Baviera Golf

(25 km)

Nearest Tennis Club de tenis y Padel la Raqueta Nerja

(45 km)

Nearest Supermarket Cobidan

(110 m)

Nearest Piste Sierra Nevada

(143 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Additional equipment for children as follows:

Changing mats, baby monitors, baby bath and bottle warmer.

A licensed child minder service can be provided upon request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1,000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 3 nights
Changeover day Saturday
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and vaping are not permitted
Tax Tourist tax is included in the rental price
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs For guests staying for 7 nights mid-stay cleaning and a linen change are included in the rental price.
Other 2 Full concierge service, including chef service for breakfast and 24-hour assistance, is available upon request for an additional cost of €2,060 plus 350 per person.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - £6,589
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £1,770 £2,649 £3,528 £4,407 £5,900
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,574 £2,306 £3,038 £3,771 £4,917
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £1,770 £2,649 £3,528 £4,407 £5,900
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 £1,574 £2,306 £3,038 £3,771 £4,917
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £1,770 £2,649 £3,528 £4,407 £5,900
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - - £6,589
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £1,770 £2,649 £3,528 £4,407 £5,900
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £1,574 £2,306 £3,038 £3,771 £4,917
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £1,770 £2,649 £3,528 £4,407 £5,900
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 5th 2022 £1,574 £2,306 £3,038 £3,771 £4,917

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - €6,868
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €1,845 €2,724 €3,603 €4,482 €6,150
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,640 €2,373 €3,105 €3,838 €5,125
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €1,845 €2,724 €3,603 €4,482 €6,150
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 €1,640 €2,373 €3,105 €3,838 €5,125
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €1,845 €2,724 €3,603 €4,482 €6,150
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - - €6,868
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €1,845 €2,724 €3,603 €4,482 €6,150
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €1,640 €2,373 €3,105 €3,838 €5,125
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €1,845 €2,724 €3,603 €4,482 €6,150
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 5th 2022 €1,640 €2,373 €3,105 €3,838 €5,125

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - - - $7,723
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $2,075 $2,954 $3,833 $4,712 $6,916
Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,845 $2,577 $3,309 $4,042 $5,764
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,075 $2,954 $3,833 $4,712 $6,916
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 29th 2021 $1,845 $2,577 $3,309 $4,042 $5,764
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $2,075 $2,954 $3,833 $4,712 $6,916
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - - - $7,723
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $2,075 $2,954 $3,833 $4,712 $6,916
Sep 25th 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $1,845 $2,577 $3,309 $4,042 $5,764
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $2,075 $2,954 $3,833 $4,712 $6,916
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 5th 2022 $1,845 $2,577 $3,309 $4,042 $5,764

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
We moved here in 2009 and immediately began renovations. We have lived here for 11 years and been in business for 10.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
When we first came to visit the property, I already fell in love on the approach, literally at first sight! Driving along the ridge leading up to the property, you see El Carligto appear perched out on it’s own private hilltop with the Mediterranean Sea glistening beyond, with 360 degree views of mountains and valleys, and a lake below, opposite the sea. I actually said to my partner at this point, before ever setting foot on the property, “I want to live there!”.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
That is a difficult question… The poolside summer kitchen at El Carligto is truly marvellous and you can pass an entire day without realising. However, the covered back terrace at El Carligto is probably my favourite spot. It feels hidden, though adjacent to the main courtyard entrance, and it opens toward the valley and the sea with always a gentle breeze passing through the pines just off of the terrace, while the bamboo slatted roof casts filtered light to ease the heat of the sun. There’s a massive fireplace there for chilly evenings or a late event, but it’s the perfect place for a quiet retreat with a good book or for simple midday contemplation.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Explore Malaga. The city has invested millions over the past 20+ years in a steady improvement of the already beautiful aesthetic of the city, and in the arts and culture. It has a rich history, with Phoenician roots from 3000 years ago, and an old Moorish fortress in the style of the Alhambra from some 600 years ago. There are more than 30 museums, hundreds of tapas bars spread throughout the pedestrianised historic centre, a port area lined with shops, and busy beaches right within the city.

Really eat? 

Guests really must book one of our private chefs for service right at the property. It’s not at all an exaggeration to say that the food served at the property is better than any restaurant within a 45 minute drive!

Really see?
The Alhambra in Granada is a site not to be missed. It’s the most popular historical site in Spain and one of the most visited sites in all of Europe. The history, the ancient architecture and the well preserved and replicated gardens are all mind boggling. The Mezquita in Cordoba is only a bit further afield and also an unforgettable vision.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
There are some very dramatic hikes to be done very near to the property, but you have to know where you are going. The Sierra Tejeda natural park is mere minutes from El Carligto and the mountain dominates the view to the east. There are various routes into the park and you can walk all the way to the peak at more than 2000m if you have a good seven hours to spare, but there are many accessible trails with stunning views all around. I can explain how to find these or arrange a guide to show the way. 


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