'Los dos Algarrobos' is an authentic Andalusian country house. It's located close by the white village of Competa and only 20 minutes by car from the sea/beach.
In earlier times the house used to be a so called 'siesta house' of a farmer and during the years it has been extended and renovated. The house has a spacious living, a dining room and a very spacious kitchen in traditional Andalusian style, with a dish washer, an espresso machine, a stove, microwave etc.
In the east 'wing' you'll find 2 bed rooms with a shared bathroom and at the other side of the house there is the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. In total there are beds fro 8 people (2 x double beds and a bedroom with 2 bunk beds) and eventually there is a sofa bed in the living room. The house is decorated in a Moorish-Andalusian style, with an eye for detail.
The house is located against a hill and has a fabulous Mediterranean sloping garden, with lots of succulents, olives, mimosa, pine trees, carobs, figs etc. The house lies in a sheltered position. There are more houses around, so it is not isolated, but there is a lot of privacy, nobody is overlooking the terrace. In front of the house there is a porch with lounge bed and under the carob trees you can sit at a big wooden table, made of an antique Andalusian door. Next to the house -and the master bed room also gives direct access- is the green-tiled pool of 4x10 meter. Here you can also find the outdoor kicthen/bbq. Behind the pool you can climb over the stairs in the rocks up to the forest.
From the plot of the house you have a great view through the valley to the sea (as the bird flies less than 10 km.but over the mountain road about 15 km).
In the house there is a climate system with airco, ventilation and heating, there are two gas heaters and there is the wood stove. There is free wifi. Guests do get a free self written very extended guide about the surrounding, restaurant tips, the best -hidden- beaches, tips for nice outings etc
In the nearby village of Competa you can find everything for daily life, like banks, supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, over 20 restaurants.Once per week there is a market.
This place is MAGIC!
I love everything about it. Its a home of great taste and the view is magnificent.
The kitchen was well equipped and I liked that there was, for example, oliveoil, plasticbags and spices left that you could use and just replace. I felt at home immediately.
The pool is deep and cool "green".
The house worked out very well for our family (7).
You need a car that can take you up the steep hills and roads around Competa.
We got an excellent guide and info about the house, restaurants, beaches and all the surroundings from our host Annemarie that was veery helpful.
The internet worked fine but not our cell/mobile phones at the house. You have to go up to the main road to be sure.
I had the best birthday in the house and will definitely come back!