Villa Nerja 46

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4 people (max)


2 bedrooms


Excelente villa with an inspiring history...

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Excelente villa with an inspiring history...
Diary of a Carob Tree

The centennial tree on the south side of the plot is a Carob tree. It is one of nature's mathematical miracles. Every mature seed from the pendulous brown seedpods is identical in weight. Hence its use in Arabic Andalucia as a measure for silver and gold, and the word 'carat'. Now it has a use for the pharmaceutical industry, as part of animal feed, and as a natural alternative to chocolate. Why are we telling you this...? Let me explain.

Back in 1963, two French fell heavily in love with each other. In order to share their lives together, they had to renounce many, very important things in life. Both Mr. Neukirch and Mrs Driou, were enchanted by the area of Nerja and Frigiliana and decided to built a dream home with sea and mountain views. While searching for the best location, they went up the mountain road to Frigiliana, by then unsurfaced and mainly accessed by horses and mules. They checked all the plots, meter after meter. Then saw that Carob tree and the decision was made. When the villa was built in 1965, it became the first one to be constructed at the eastern side of the road. It was sold to the current owners, Javier and Rosario in February 1992.

Javier and Rosario renovated and remodelled the house without changing it very personal style. In 1993, they decided to give the large garden another air and make it more accessible, so that its splendid character could be fully enjoyed by the guests. Several steps were added to access the different levels of the garden where you will also find a spacious lawn with abundance of plants and flowers that are native to the region of Axarquía de Malaga and its province. On the back of the house, a pergola with barbecue became the favourite area of guests at night time. The spacious pool area was dotted with a larger pool (9m x 4m x 1.4m / 1.8m) and is totally private, yet enjoying wonderful panoramic sea views to the south and impressive views to Frigiliana and the Sierra Almijara Natural Park to the north. A small raised pond with goldfish and aquatic plants was introduced to the garden in perfect harmony with the peace and quiet of the unique location. After 3 years of blood, sweat and tears it was finally time to start with the interior of the villa...

Between 1996 and 2000 the house was fully renovated and refurbished by Javier and Rosario, yet maintaining its own character and its very homely feel. If the garden already gives you the impression of "coming home", so is it at your first step inside through the beautiful wooden arched door. The lounge, with sea and mountain views, is very luminous and offers every detail to be comfortable: a library with a wide selection of books & catalogues (including many on art), satellite T.V., DVD and CD/Radio. A variety of DVD films and CD music is at your disposal. A large original painting by a local artist hangs on the dining room wall (nearly all the pictures in the villa are original works of art). The kitchen, just opposite of the lounge is fully equipped with a vitro hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, juicer, toaster, coffee machine & mixer (iron & ironing board). The washing machine is placed a utility room.

On a slightly higher level (3 steps up) are the two generously sized bedrooms and bathrooms. The twin room (with views onto one of the patios in the garden) consists of two single beds each with a bedside table, a large wardrobe and an armchair. Opposite the bedroom door is a bathroom which is fully equipped with a bath, wash basin, toilet, bidet and hairdryer. The master bedroom is spacious and has its own en suite shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet. This bedroom is furnished with a double bed with bedside tables, a large wardrobe, chest of drawers, a dressing table and an armchair. There are numerous original paintings decorating the walls. The views of the sea and the Frigiliana mountain range from this bedroom are spectacular, especially when you step out through the patio doors onto the master bedrooms' own terrace.

The villa has heating and air conditioning and is fitted with smoke detectors, a safe and has free internet access.

How about you? Do you wish to be part of the Diary of a Carob tree?


  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Iron & Board

Living Room

  • Sofa Bed

Dining Room

  • Dining Area


  • Garden

Swimming Pool

  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Internet


  • Radio
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Cable/Satellite TV

Suitable For

  • Suitable for Pets
  • Not Accessible For Wheelchair

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