Cortijo Maria Camila

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


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Quirky Modern Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Romantic

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.

Not only is Cortijo Maria Camila a perfect choice for a family holiday, but it's even better with a larger group due to its sister villa, Blanco de Caza, being located on the same estate! Although close, both villas are surrounded by walls and separated by mature gardens, meaning guests can still enjoy a sense of privacy from one another. Even better, guests will gain exclusive occupancy of the entire hilltop estate! Together, these gorgeous properties can accommodate up to 14 guests, which is perfect for reunions or special events, and the friendly owners are more than happy to organise any extra services, catering, or entertainment for your stay on the estate. Get in touch with us today to secure your stay at these villas and start planning that perfect holiday away!

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What you should know…

  • The property is only accessible by high, narrow road, so the owners will meet you beforehand to guide you to the property
  • 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 connection
- Television
- PlayStation 3


About the surrounding area of Cortijo Maria Camila
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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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 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 50 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 just an hours drive away, 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 (roughly an hour and a half away), as are the ancient Cordoba Mosque (two hours away) and the wonders of Seville (2.5 hours away).

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 a 2-hour drive, it makes for an easy and delightfully different day trip.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malaga Airport

(71 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Malaga

(60 km)

Nearest Train Station Malaga Maria Zambrano Station

(66 km)

Nearest Village Alcaucin

(4 km)

Nearest Town Velez-Malaga

(21 km)

Nearest City Malaga

(59 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafe-Bar Restaurante Enrique

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Silva

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Coviran

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Torre del Mar Beach

(27 km)

Nearest Golf Baviera Golf

(30 km)

Nearest Tennis Malaga Tennis Club

(50 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Bottle warmer
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting 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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 charged to client's credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price, and changed for stays of more than 7 nights.
Pool towels included? Not available.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7 nights or more is also included. 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in the rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July & August. 4 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Saturday during July & August. Flexible during other periods.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
Other 2 Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 23rd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £2,762 £3,453 £4,833
Apr 29th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £3,314 £4,143 £5,800
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - £6,477
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £3,314 £4,143 £5,800
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £2,762 £3,453 £4,833
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £3,314 £4,143 £5,800
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,762 £3,453 £4,833
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,314 £4,143 £5,800
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £6,477
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 £3,314 £4,143 £5,800

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 23rd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €2,929 €3,661 €5,125
Apr 29th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €3,515 €4,393 €6,150
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - €6,868
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €3,515 €4,393 €6,150
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €2,929 €3,661 €5,125
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €3,515 €4,393 €6,150
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,929 €3,661 €5,125
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €3,515 €4,393 €6,150
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €6,868
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 €3,515 €4,393 €6,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 23rd 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $3,188 $3,985 $5,578
Apr 29th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $3,825 $4,782 $6,694
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - $7,475
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $3,825 $4,782 $6,694
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $3,188 $3,985 $5,578
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $3,825 $4,782 $6,694
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $3,188 $3,985 $5,578
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,825 $4,782 $6,694
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $7,475
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 $3,825 $4,782 $6,694

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. 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. 




    Posted by Claire Irvin on 09/08/2021

    We had a wonderful time. The villa surpassed expectations and Alan and Mark were instinctive and attentive hosts. The last night's food and entertainment were just fantastic and really ended the week on an even higher note! Loved the area too.

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