Cortijo Maria Camila

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Wedding Venue Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome 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.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

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 Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

An enclosed leafy courtyard greets visitors upon entry with a fountain and shaded pergola facing the majestic peak of Maroma rising above. Built-in benches and outdoor furniture provide comfortable seating in this tranquil space cradled by the back half of the building.

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 including a table to seat 10. From this terrace a set of stairs lead down to the pool area (the only way to access the pool), with majestic ‘top-of-the-world’ views toward the sea and maintained gardens all around, a covered summer kitchen with built-in barbecue, marble dining table, sun lounges, and a water garden on another terraced area beyond the pool.

The front dining terrace also leads around to the south side of the property, with a modern landscape design providing a pleasant, grassy play space for smaller children. Beside this garden is a smaller table for four, perfect for breakfast in the sun or a spot of afternoon tea in the garden. Further along on this south-facing (and therefore sunniest!) of terraces, the garden leads back to the master bedroom terrace, with parasol shaded seating and an open air shower. 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. All bathrooms contain bronze taps, basins, and shower fittings and all bathroom walls are made of beautiful local marble.

The Interior:

- A small entrance hall opens onto the main living room with fireplace and Wi-Fi access
- Kitchen and dining room seating up to 8, with fireplace and Lacanche gourmet range cooker. The kitchen is fully stocked with Siemens appliances including American-style refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and filtered water dispenser.
- Bedroom 1 with 140 cm bed and hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard, local antique Spanish chest of drawers and en-suite with shower.
- Bedroom 2 with 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles, also with hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard and a built in dressing table and wardrobe
- Bedroom 3 with 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles. These two bedrooms share an adjacent bathroom with large tub, bidet and shower.
- Further down the corridor is another WC and utility closet with washing machine. Beyond, the corridor exits into the courtyard gallery, off of which sit the library and drawing room.
- The Master Bathroom has a large enclosed (hammam-style) tub with shower and is connected to the master bedroom through a short arched corridor.
- The Master Bedroom, with 160 cm bed and another Suzani tapestry, has double doors opening onto a private terrace garden, complete with sea views, shaded sun lounges and an open-air shower.
- The Library is a naturally well-lit reading room with a well stocked wall full of book shelves and comfortable seating. A travertine-marble desk serves as a work space here with WiFi and other office facilities. From one side, the library opens directly to the center of the courtyard and to the other side you'll find an enclosed lounge terrace with HD satellite television and PlayStation3 video game system.
- This terrace shares a door with the adjacent drawing room terrace, a large, open (shaded) terrace with views to the sea and an over sized open fireplace.
- The attached drawing room shares the chimney for an indoor/outdoor fireplace, creating the appearance of a combined indoor/outdoor living space. The drawing room, with pantry and fridge, is decorated with Spanish antiques and a Chesterfield sofa for a sophisticated wind-down at the end of the evening.


About the surrounding area of Cortijo Maria Camila
Beach Nearby 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 AGP

(46-50 km )

Nearest Ferry port Malaga

(46-50 km )

Nearest Village Alcaucin

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Velez-Malaga

(16-20 km )

Nearest Restaurant El Ciervo, Alcaucin

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Enrique, Alcaucin

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Torre del Mar

(21-25 km )

Nearest Golf La Baviera, Torre del Mar

(21-25 km )

Nearest Piste Sierra Nevada

(91-100 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

  • Beach Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

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


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Seven Personal Chefs at your Bidding – An Unprecedented Gastronomic Experience Enjoy a Different Gastronomic Adventure Every Day of the Week at Cortijo Maria Camila – The Private Andalucian Hideaway Andalusia boasts a richness of gastronomy and celebrates world-class cuisine ranging from hearty mountain food to delicate seafood and dainty tapas. One could spend an entire week-long holiday exploring the food markets and fine restaurants here in Southern Spain… But wouldn’t it be nice to pass your time as you wish and then enjoy an exquisite and varied cuisine each night without having to leave your villa at all? This unique and privileged gastronomic exploration is the first of its kind at a private property in Southern Spain. The estate owners have hand-picked a talented troupe of some of the finest chefs in the area, each of which will deliver guests a different meal of the highest quality each night of the week. Each chef (some of which boast Michelin ratings) flaunts a unique style, character and personality, delivering a diversity of cuisines to temp the most discerning palates. Guests are invited to sample local wines hand-picked by the sommelier and explore the culture of Andalusia through its cuisine. Engaging knowledgeable chefs will wow with show cooking sessions or more in-depth cookery courses, depending on the whims of the guests. Proprietor of the Cortijo Maria Camila says, “We are delighted to be breaking down the barriers of luxury gastronomic exploration here in Andalusia and bringing world-class dining to our luxury villas. We can’t wait to unveil this talented troupe of private chefs to our guests. There’s truly something for everyone: the experiential cultural and culinary devotee, the busy parents preferring to eat-in without sacrificing quality, the curious luxury traveler who loves to be doted upon…we hope they will be as utterly thrilled as we know their taste buds will be!” Cortijo Maria Camila offers all the luxury and service of a five-star hotel, but with the advantage of pure privacy and serenity, making it a highly sought-after destination for A-listers and luxury-loving culinary enthusiasts alike.
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Every visit to Cortijo María Camila includes welcome tapas and wine tasting on arrival, but a full range of culinary services are on offer for those who who want to want to leave the cooking behind on their holiday! The private chef offers individual meals or full week-long catering to include breakfast plus lunch or dinner each day, comprised of gourmet-quality food based on traditional Andalusian dishes with a contemporary twist.

For individual meals the private chef charges a €100 fee for the day, plus a menu price per person. The menu price for a gourmet four course meal is €45 per person, while a full six course tasting menu costs €79 per person. Full catering runs at a price of €350 service fee plus €350 p/p per week, there are no additional groceries fees. Wine is not included, but the service does include a shopping throughout the week for next day delivery.

In addition to this, a number of culinary experiences are available, including a guided visit to the famous covered food market in Malaga, followed by a paella cooking course and lunch (€100pp, or €35pp for just the paella course), wine tastings at local bodegas, tapas tours and much more. Please enquire for full details and further pricing!

The "fully hosted" package includes the above mentioned catering service along with four hours of daily housekeeping and concierge, plus luxurious bath products and other touches that raise the bar on your stay. Also available are spa and beauty treatments - for example, massage at €60/hour and aromatherapy at a similar price depending on the treatment, manicure and pedicure from €25-€35, and even hair and non-surgical face lift treatments. Many more services are available - just enquire for whatever your fancy!

A licensed trail guide is on hand for forays into the adjacent mountain nature park, while horseback riding, yachting and many other experiences are also easily arranged.

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.



Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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
Arrival time Between 4pm and 8pm unless otherwise approved
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Yes
Changeover day Any day, except between 25 June - 27 August 2016 and 24 June - 26 August 2017, which is Saturday only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - May 11th 2019 £2,329 £2,841 £3,354 £3,866 £4,657
May 11th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £2,794 £3,409 £4,024 £4,639 £5,588
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - £6,240
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 £2,794 £3,409 £4,024 £4,639 £5,588
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £2,329 £2,841 £3,354 £3,866 £4,657
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 £2,794 £3,409 £4,024 £4,639 £5,588
Dec 29th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 £2,329 £2,841 £3,354 £3,866 £4,657
Dec 30th 2019 - May 9th 2020 £2,329 £2,841 £3,354 £3,866 £4,657
May 9th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,794 £3,409 £4,024 £4,639 £5,588
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - £6,240
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 £2,794 £3,409 £4,024 £4,639 £5,588

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - May 11th 2019 €2,563 €3,075 €3,588 €4,100 €5,125
May 11th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €3,075 €3,690 €4,305 €4,920 €6,150
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - €6,868
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 €3,075 €3,690 €4,305 €4,920 €6,150
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €2,563 €3,075 €3,588 €4,100 €5,125
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 €3,075 €3,690 €4,305 €4,920 €6,150
Dec 29th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 €2,563 €3,075 €3,588 €4,100 €5,125
Dec 30th 2019 - May 9th 2020 €2,563 €3,075 €3,588 €4,100 €5,125
May 9th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €3,075 €3,690 €4,305 €4,920 €6,150
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - €6,868
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 €3,075 €3,690 €4,305 €4,920 €6,150

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - May 11th 2019 $2,906 $3,419 $3,931 $4,444 $5,812
May 11th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $3,487 $4,102 $4,717 $5,332 $6,974
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 - - - - $7,788
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 $3,487 $4,102 $4,717 $5,332 $6,974
Sep 21st 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $2,906 $3,419 $3,931 $4,444 $5,812
Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 29th 2019 $3,487 $4,102 $4,717 $5,332 $6,974
Dec 29th 2019 - Dec 30th 2019 $2,906 $3,419 $3,931 $4,444 $5,812
Dec 30th 2019 - May 9th 2020 $2,906 $3,419 $3,931 $4,444 $5,812
May 9th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $3,487 $4,102 $4,717 $5,332 $6,974
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - $7,788
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 $3,487 $4,102 $4,717 $5,332 $6,974

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

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