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Casa Colina Staffed Villa
Hosted by Paul&Niki
Paul&Niki is the host.
11 guests
4 bedrooms
11 beds
4 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
11 beds
4 baths
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Casa Rural # CR/MA/00510

Love the idea of a villa holiday but don't want to worry about the cooking, shopping and cleaning? Casa Colina Staffed Villa allows you to enjoy a private villa but your hosts Niki & Paul will do all the work for you!

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Casa Colina is a beautiful renovated farmhouse set in the hills of Axarquia, close to the pretty whitewashed village of Comares. A villa holiday with a difference.

You can rent Casa Colina as a staffed villa, enjoying all the benefits of a villa holiday with your friends or family, but without the hassle of shopping, catering and cleaning. Your hosts, Paul & Niki, who live onsite with their animals (3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 donkeys and numerous hens!) will serve you breakfasts, lunches and evening meals and can tailor make your stay according to your own individual needs. A perfect place to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just being on holiday! You can choose from Gala evening meals to more informal BBQ's. All food is freshly prepared using the best ingredients, including the famous Iberican pork products, free range chicken, fresh eggs from our own chickens and the wonderful bread that is baked daily by Niki.

If you fancy going out to explore the local area and enjoy some traditional Spanish cuisine then Paul & Niki are on hand to give you some recommendations. You shouldn't be disappointed as they have lived in Spain since 2010 and now have a good knowledge of the local area including the cities of Málaga and Granada.

The four guest rooms at Casa Colina all have air conditioning and private access. The Lemon suite is a small double, the Orange is a twin room which can have an additional single bed added to it. The Almond suite has a king size bed and a large private terrace and finally the Olive suite is a complete apartment. Comprising of a bedroom with a double bed, living room with a full size double sofa bed. And fully equipped kitchen (suitable for making snacks only when catering for a large party). It also has a large gated, private terrace.. All the rooms have an ensuite bathroom and their is also an interconnecting door between the Lemon and Orange suites which can be unlocked to make a family room if there are younger children in the party.


Casa Colina is set in the perfect location to enjoy all that Andalucia has to offer. Why not go off exploring for the day to the coast or to the wonderful cities of Granada, Malaga, Cordoba or Seville, then return in time for dinner and a bottle of our carefully selected Spanish wines.

Should you wish to relax with a good book and your Ipod then our pool area has a selection of easy chairs, sun loungers and hammocks for you to use.

All our rooms at Casa Colina offer private access, ensuite, tea/ coffee making facilities including a small refrigerator, air conditioning, heating and WIFI.


PRICES FOR MEALS AT CASA COLINA

BREAKFAST

5€ per person - includes a selection of cereals, yogurts, fruit, croissants, preserves, toast and eggs cooked to order


LUNCH

4€ for a sandwich with crisps (selection of fillings available) or
8€ per head for a Tapas lunch, a selection of hot and cold freshly prepared tapas will be served at the dining area for your group to enjoy. A typical selection would be hand carved Iberican meats, manchego cheese, a tostada topped with goats cheese, dates, walnuts and balsamic syrup, homemade croquetas, tostada topped with homemade guacamole and prawn, patatas bravas and homemade albondigas (pork meatballs) in a spicy sauce.


DINNER

22€ per head, a 3 course set menu which includes homemade bread with oil and balsamic vinegar and olives plus a chupito (a small shot) at the end of the meal.

Sample menus

1) Local figs baked with goats cheese followed by a mixed paella of meat and seafood cooked on the paellero outside and then finished off with a lemon parfait with brandy snap(URL HIDDEN)
2) Portuguese influenced fish cakes made with trout and flavored with mint, chili, lime and aniseed followed by wild boar ragu (caught on the local hillsides by one of the hunters of the area) with pappardelle pasta and finished off with chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream

3) Salad of blue cheese, and spiced butternut squash served with mixed leaves and a salsa of mango & mint, followed by a solomillo of Iberican pork on an Andalucian fabada, finished off with a trio of cocktail sorbets currently mojito, screwdriver and pinacolada.


PRE PREPARED BBQ'S

All you have to do is turn the gas on!

15€ per head

This includes

- skewer of Iberican marinated pork with peppers
- two Iberican sausages
- skewer of fresh chorizo and morzilla
- skewer of large prawns marinated in garlic
- salad
- homemade coleslaw
- homemade salsa (we can make it as fiery as you like!)
- either wraps or french stick
- 2 beers or half a bottle of wine


DRINKS

Bottles of wine start from 7€ and go up to 12€, we stock a selection of red, white, sparkling and rose
1ltr Sangria 6€
Beer 1.50€
Soft Drinks 1.50€
Cocktails 5€

We also offer an 'All Inclusive' option for food and drink. This covers breakfast, lunch and dinner and unlimited drinks (house wine, cava, beer, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee). This daily cost of this option is 45€ per adult and 39€ per child of 12 and under.

Guest access

All of the sun terraces, the private terraces attached to the rooms, the swimming pool and hammock area plus the large outdoor dining area. In the winter months the indoors dining room will be available.

Interaction with guests

Paul & Niki live onsite with their animals. They are on hand to serve the meals that they prepare and to answer any questions guests might have but they stay very much in the background.

Other things to note

Please note, guests have access to the kitchen in the Olive suite only. The main house kitchen is used by Niki and Paul for preparing guest meals. We should also mention that 3 well behaved dogs and 2 cats live at Casa Colina.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

Smoking is permitted at Casa Colina but we ask our guests to only do so on the outside terraces.

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

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Diba User Profile
July 2017
Great stay! Niki and Paul were great hosts, offering both great cooking and some impressive home made beer. We were a bunch of 12 people, including some young kids, and it's always a hassle to eat at restaurants with kids. It was great to have ready BBQ stuff and home cooked meals at the place, and we properly spent most of our time by the pool. Proper vacation, and we'd love to come back again some day :)
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Response from Paul&Niki:
Thanks Diba - we're glad you enjoyed your stay, and it was great to meet you and your lovely family. We hope you manage to come back in the future, and it would be great to see you again. :)
July 2017

Debbie User Profile
July 2017
Great place for catching up with family and friends with hospitable hosts keen to share their wonderful Andalusian lifestyle. The food was lovely and local sights beautiful.

Roger User Profile
April 2017
We were a group of 5 adults and 6 children that went to Paul&Niki for 7 days to celebrate the grandmothers 70th birthday. We had the whole house for ourselves, which was perfect since one family lived in the two bigger suites (each with two bedrooms) and the grandmother lived for herself in the Almond suite. Each suite had a personal outer seating area. The house and the surroundings were just amazing. The rooms were of highest standards, cleaned everyday and with complimentary water, coffee and sparkling wine in the refrigerator. Paul and Niki obviously loves their work and greeted us all with great warmth. In addition we had breakfast everyday for all the guests, it consisted of coffee/tea, bread, home made marmalades, yoghurt, freshly boiled eggs (from the hens 10 meters away) and with a special everyday such as an omelette, pancakes etc. Just superb. For lunch they arranged with tapas and sandwiches in our refrigerators so that we could have it whenever we wanted. The dinners were also just perfect. Three course-dinners with tapas for starters, then an Andalusia inspired main course followed by magnificent desserts (the Pavlova cake with balsamico marinated strawberrys with a touch of black pepper was a favourite!). The only minor detail that we could potentially say any negative about was that the pool was very cold in April, however the kids used it everyday anyway.. In summary, this was the best AirBnB experience so far and by far. Paul and Niki really deserves the great reviews they've gotten before. This is like having a small hotel for yourself with optional all-inclusive and butler service... but for a very low cost. Worth every cent, we will try to come back!

Swinda User Profile
September 2016
We stayed with 8 friends at Niki&Paul's place, and we had such a great time! The location is amazing what a view on the mountains, the food is too good to the true and the house is fully equipped with all you need. We felt very welcome and taken care off. For sure I will be back!

Alexander User Profile
August 2016
very peaceful and very nice accommodation. The hosts are great and the food is very very good!

Ann User Profile
April 2016
If mouthwatering meals, beautiful scenery and warm hosts are your thing, then STAY HERE. Our whole family just loved our time at Casa Colinas. We had grandparents, parents, and kids (ages 4,9) and Paul and Niki welcomed us all with big smiles and lots of great advice about local markets and fun things to do. We had several meals, tapas and sangria while there, and everything was so delicious and beautifully presented I felt we were staying at a 3-star restaurant! The scenery is awe-inspiring and it is so quiet and peaceful. The rooms were impeccable, very comfortable beds, with available laundry service too. My boys had a great time splashing in the (then) frigid pool and playing with the friendly dogs. I hope we can return but until then, stay here and have one of Niki's fabulous gin cocktails or some of Paul's delicious craft beer for us!!

Lisbeth User Profile
October 2015
My family and I (6 adults and 6 children) had an absolutely fantastic stay at Casa Colina! All parts of the place are very beautiful - the rooms, the bathrooms, the surroundings, the views etc. Paul and Niki were the best hosts you can imagine - so kind and helpful. We all felt at home from the very beginning of our stay. We had all our meals at Casa Colina, and we had the most delicious spanish food every day - better than any restaurant! If we had to go on a trip during the days of our stay they just packed up some delicious tapas. Back in cold Denmark we miss the starry nights with cold rosé and cava on the cosy terrace. We highly recommend a stay at Casa Colina. We're definitely coming back.

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