What guests say
A fantastic property in a perfect setting with beautiful views from the garden & pool area which is very private.
Beautifully decorated and furnished, inside & out & spotlessly clean, it is a very special place.
Great communication when booking with the owner, Danny, & we arrived to a freshly prepared salad and a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. The housekeeping, garden & pool team do a brilliant job.
We didn’t explore the area as much as we usually would because we were so comfortable in the villa.
Thank you, a perfecto holiday!
Beautifully kept garden and pool area and I just loved the little pools with fountains, lily pads and frogs (or toads?) hopping in and out.
We only left the property to stock up at the supermarket and try a couple of local restaurants. Hotel Avalon – a short walk down the hill and a calorie busting hike back up – was very good.
Thanks Danny and your wonderful team for a fabulous holiday!
Even though it was January we benefited from good temperatures and plenty of sunshine during the daytime but the evenings could sometimes be a little chilly. This was not a problem though, because the Villa has plenty of wall mounted and portable heaters which work extremely well and also the best wood burning stove that we have ever encountered.
Outside the large verandah looks onto the most beautiful, extensive garden with lawned area, pool and cabana, several different seating areas, pretty flower beds, colourful climbing plants, tall palm trees and ponds with fountains, little fish and lots of frogs. From a distance we would sometimes see a few frogs basking in the sunshine but whenever we approached they would jump remarkably swiftly into the water and burrow into the mud on the bottom of the pond. You would be lucky to catch sight of the frogs but would often hear a series of “plopping” sounds and see ripples on the water. One day I counted 14 such “plopping” noises!!
In addition to the glory of the garden during the day … there was more to come! At night the garden is beautifully lit by many coloured lights which come on automatically and transform it into a magical place which we never tired of looking at. Even inside the house the many large windows allow you to continue to enjoy the wonderful illumination. It’s like visiting Edinburgh botanic gardens at Christmas time – just exquisite!
From booking El Monte Bajo and throughout our stay there Danny, the owner, could not have been more helpful with information and advice when needed. He also has an excellent team of people who helped to make our stay a special time. Ana had prepared a salad and provided us with other goodies which were much appreciated and saved us the trouble of having to go shopping or find somewhere to eat immediately following our arrival. Also on her weekly visits to clean Ana was friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. Jose also was exceptionally helpful and very attentive to making sure that everything in the property was in good working order. He was also kind enough to help us with a delivery issue that had nothing to do with the Villa and went out of his way to help us try to resolve it. The gardeners Alejandro and Antonio were friendly and unobtrusive and did a wonderful job keeping the garden looking at it’s best.
We really cannot fault this Villa and plan to return to it, maybe next year. We highly recommend it. The only thing to note if you stay here is that the reason you get such wonderful views of the mountains, Nerja and the sea is because the villa is on top of a hill that climbs quite steeply so we would recommend you have a car or, if you do not drive, be prepared to use taxis.
Thank you Danny, Ana, Jose, Alejandro and Antonio for everything. We look forward to returning soon.
Tuin is zeer goed onderhouden, met een fijn grasveld, zwembad met poolhouse. Vanaf terasbalkon een adembenemend uitzicht op Nerja en de zee. Vele verschillende zitmogelijkheden, fijne veranda en een bbq in de tuin.
Contact met Danny is erg fijn, reageert adequaat op berichten en is erg behulpzaam, niets is teveel.
Niet twijfelen maar gewoon boeken!
New Year 2022, I receive one of Danny’s tempting emails regarding El Monte Bajo, I think I’ve been on the mailing list for over 5 years. Oftentimes dates we may have wanted were booked up but there it was, a date that matched 18 June 2022, so within a few days family on board and very excited we booked for a two week break. After the experience of covid, for six months from then it was just the balm to the soul looking forward to it. I often watched the video to remind myself over the winter what we had to look forward to, could it be as perfect as it looked?
The answer is yes, yes, yes. Breathtaking is what I’d describe our feelings on opening the gate … and nothing disappointed. The comfort and style of the house made for a very relaxing time, beautiful without feeling you have to tiptoe around it. There were five of us the first week and six the following with no shortage of stunning places with beautiful views to have time by yourself.
Everything was spotless and so well maintained by the friendly Jose and Ana. We had much fun with our Google translate conversations!! We especially loved our black cat visitor , as we have one very similar at home. Danny was so responsive to any queries we had, when the iron ‘blew’ a new one was provided straight away. The restaurant suggestions were spot on and we tried quite a few, specifically those family run ones on the beach on the way to Torrox and none disappointed.
Talking about it now …. I have a pang for it and am envious of those lucky enough to be there.
We would all like to return again and no doubt when I need to imagine a ‘happy place’ then I’d have no hesitation in saying this would be it.
This house is not only full of rustic countryside charm, but it is also impeccably clean, and every detail you could imagine is of highest quality. There is 100% comfort in every aspect: convenient parking, perfectly equipped kitchen, highest quality bedding, plentiful bathrooms, air con to keep the temperature just right. And oh, air play connected loudspeakers even by the pool. And absolutely beautiful ad tasteful design in everything.
Danny, the owner, is most reliable and genuinely interested in your wellbeing and comfort. He clearly loves this property and succeeds in keeping it absolutely tip top with his wonderful onsite team. Danny also makes sure that you find the property without issues, and also makes sure you know how to operate things in the house.
Did I mention the fantastic view, the spacious pool, the frog pond and the cat? I think you just have to go and see for yourself 🙂
The gate swung open, someone gasped, I know for me there was silence as the smile took over my whole face. We had just arrived in our own garden of Eden and the view was breathtaking and totally unexpected.
During our month in our own paradise, the wonder did not dissipate. We sat on every bench /chair / at all dining tables and enjoyed the ambiance of each, carefully positioned to show a different view, to create a different ambiance.
The villa and garden had so many beautiful little touches and quirky relics and we spent time trying to work out what some items would have been used for in the past. Infact, it was my birthday during the holiday and the family secretly arranged a treasure hunt to find my gift. There were so many things to search for and discover, it actually made us take more note of and appreciate the thought that had gone into creating this magnificent villa.
Danny, the owner was very attentive and keen to ensure that everything was perfect for us. He did not fail. Suggestions for places to visit, restaurants to try were much appreciated. Jose, came twice a week to tend the property and look after the pool. We had fun practising our very bad Spanish, but he was very charming and patient and we often reverted to sign language! Ana fronted housekeeping, but is also an exceptional cook and kindly made us tortillas and gazpacho and supplied fresh figs for us on her weekly visits. She has also left a lovely welcome basket so that we had time to absorb and enjoy the start to our holiday without rushing off to the supermarket. It was just another thoughtful touch .
As we were staying longer than most of guests, we were asked us to give feedback on our stay, with a view to making improvements. But to be honest, I am not sure that you could improve on perfection. El Monte Bajo exceeded everything the video had promised and the team helped us created some very happy memories, celebrating 2 birthdays, the company of family and friends, something so very much needed after the lock downs and isolation of 2020 /2021.
We would highly recommend you go and discover all the secrets of this villa for yourselves. We hope to be lucky enough to visit El Monte Bajo again soon.
Als je de toegangsdeur opent van de ommuurde woning kom je in een heel andere wereld terecht. Voor ons een klein paradijs! Een ongelooflijke tuin en een huis waar je enkel kan van dromen. Het is genieten van s'morgens tot s'avonds. Wij durven zelfs zeggen dat je in gans Andalousië lang moet zoeken om El Monte Bajo te evenaren. Het is een TOPPER! Alle details benaderen de perfectie, van het huis, de tuin tot het zwembad… teveel om op te noemen, zelfs het toiletpapier is gemerkt.
Danny helpt je met alle tips voor het aankomen en tijdens het verblijf zodat alles naar wens verloopt.
Wij willen zeker nog eens terug gaan want dit huis met deze service vind je nergens meer.
Muchas Gracias Danny!
Another remarkable aspect is the attention to detail all round the Villa. It was very apparent that a lot of thought had gone into the way the furniture, fixtures and fittings and facilities would be set up all round the Villa, in exquisite detail, to maximise comfort and convenience.
The way the Villa is furnished and decorated in it's rustic style is absolutely magnificent and gives it such a homely feel. You do, indeed, feel very much at home and fully relaxed. The beds were so comfortable, the en-suite bathrooms were immaculately and beautifully designed and provided, the Living room was large and splendid, and the kitchen…well, no matter how great the Villa was all round, I'd like to single it out for particular praise; it is such a huge and beautiful kitchen and such a multi-purpose island in the middle that I spent a lot of time there carrying out work on my laptop first thing in the morning and not just preparing breakfast, lunch, etc.
Danny and I were in regular contact, he was so keen that we enjoy our stay at the Villa. His restaurant recommendations / suggestions were very welcome and pretty much spot on, his instructions to get to the Villa were perfect, and his fact sheet / information sheet on how to operate the various devices around the Villa were ideal.
We have shared photos and videos of the Villa with friends and family who have been wowed by it, and I would most definitely recommend 'El Monte Bajo', and would recommend it very highly indeed.
We would definitely love to return one day and we're confident that it will remain as peaceful, practical and awesome as it is today.
One "must do" is to enlist Danny's help to arrange a late, lazy lunch prepared by a private chef – you won't regret it!
Danny is a super host – easily contactable and responsive for any questions both before and during your stay.
We certainly hope to be back again next year!
My sister-in-law wanted to adopt the stray cats & we were entertained by looking for the frogs in the pools & the noise they made.
The villa is spotlessly clean & the gardens well cared for. The team are obviously proud of the villa & gardens.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with us.
like it, the views, the garden that was likened to Eden, the pool, the plants, the peace, everything! We loved it as you can tell and we will go back.
It's hard to say anything about this beautiful villa, pool and garden, that hasn't already been said.
Three generations of family stayed and enjoyed all it's comforts including a fabulous birthday/anniversary meal cooked for us by two local Spanish ladies, Nelli and Anna.
We know the area around Nerja, which is fortunate, as we too found it hard to leave the villa!
If you want comfort, peace and tranquillity, stunning views and you just want to slow life down, El Monte Bajo is the place for you!
Many thanks to Danny, who could not have been more helpful and to his team for making our week what we hoped it would be.
We have now stayed at Monte Bajo for two weeks – a family of six adults and two young children – and the property was perfect.
The house is a gem with lots of interior details eyes can enjoy, and the garden is a fairytail. Especially in the night when it's lit up by the coloured lights.
In addition you have all the scents & sounds. I'll never forget the evenings when the frogs started to chatter or sing or whatever they were doing – it was beautiful!
We were also accompanied by five kittens and their mum – cat food were found in the basement.
A big hug to Danny who is the perfect host: From the generous welcoming basket in the kitchen when we arrived, to all the help and good advice during the stay.
We certainly dream of coming back.