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Reviews of Padre Aviles

"If it's solitude you're after Padre Aviles is one of the quietest, remotest and most relaxing spots in Andalucia, up in the hills 20 minutes from Malaga - and only half an hour from the airport. It's a converted 17th-century convent steeped in history. And behind its walls lie two excellently equipped and spacious apartments, each with its own front door and private terrace [Please note We've added our stables apartments since this article was written]. 
From one you slip straight out through French windows to the pool. Rooms have a nautical bent; the owners are super-keen sailors. And ideal hosts, very much around should you need them. Everything is shipshape: bedrooms light and airy, bedding crisp and white, mattresses orthopaedic; bathrooms have decent sinks and pretty mosaics; the cabin-style kitchen-diners have immaculate white sofas. 
Families will not want to leave: there are two separate play areas, tennis courts, hammocks and a big pool. Take a well-worn path round the 180-acre estate scattered with olive and almond trees, or make for the national park just up the road. Views out to sea are awesome; on a clear day you can see Africa"

 

"What can we say a wonderful relaxing holiday in such a perfect setting with such perfect hosts. Absolutely brilliant. As soon as we get back we will be booking a date for next year. Thanks for everything, even with 2 lively boys we had a relaxing, enjoyable 2 weeks- Bliss!"

 

"Set in a 17th-century convent overlooking Malaga, this tranche of self-catering apartments is worth investigating if you wish to dip in and out of the Costa. It's a 10-minute drive from civilisation, with pools, toys and tennis courts on hand (the owners have three young girls)"

 

"Had a lovely holiday in a fantastic setting. Accommodation great and made to feel really welcome. Will definitely recommend"

 

"Baby-friendly apartments. The 17th-century former convent has recently converted its stables into villas adding to its range of luxurious baby-friendly apartments. The resort has two swimming pools, tennis courts and loads of play equipment. All the toddler essentials, from plastic plates to proper cots, are available and the English owners offer a personal service, from pre-arrival food shops to arranging babysitting. It is located in one of Andalucia's most relaxing spots, a short drive from the beach"

 

"A lovely, peaceful spot perched high in the hills above Malaga with views of limitless Mediterranean. You feel you are swimming on top of the world. We loved the typical style of the buildings, and the wonderful pool. It has been for us a great introduction to Spain and David and Claire have been extremely relaxed hosts. We are sad to leave and would love to come back. Adios"

 

"Claire and David, after years of sailing the world's oceans, decided to return to terra firma in the country where Claire spent much of her childhood. It's easy to see why they should have fallen for this old bougainvillea-clad farmhouse that sits proudly on a bluff with amazing panoramic views down the coastal strip and the glittering sea (those passing yachts must pull a few heart strings!). In one wing of this ancient lagar where Olives were once milled they have created two enormous guest apartments and have recently added a further five just across the way from the original farmhouse. All are ideal for couples or families. Their decor is uncluttered with Casablanca fans to take the edge off the summer heat, wood burning stoves for those colder months and all you need for self catering. There is an enormous pool, and just beneath it, two tennis courts where a coach can come up and put you through your paces if you are having problems with getting that forehand right. But Padre Aviles comes into its own right at night when the silence is all enveloping and the coastal lights twinkle far below. Claire and David are easy, immensely affable hosts, always there to help whilst being mindful of your intimacy. And it's refreshing to meet a couple who, with a young family of their own, enjoy rather than tolerate other couples with kids"

 

"WOW! What a truly fabulous place to stay. Beautiful apartment with the most amazing pool and views. Claire our host could not have been more friendly or helpful. My three boys had a ball - swimming, tennis, ping pong. Heaven! Can’t wait to go back."

 

"The attractive pictures on the internet and the good facilities for little children made us decide to spend a week here. We did not, however expect to stay in such a wonderful and spectacular place. Pictures just can't tell you what it is like to be here. Thanks for the hospitality, also your daughters (who made a great impression on ours) and all the best with this lovely venture"

 

We were already familiar with the area around Malaga, but our stay at Padre Aviles was our best yet. The apartment was perfect, with thoughtful toys and activities for our children (aged 5 and 7). The location allows for easy access to the beaches and Malaga city while being away from the crowds in a tranquil location. It's also a good location to explore Granada, Cordoba and more in the interior of Andalucia - but we had way to much fun and to do nearby in our week to do that in our week!"We had a great holiday at Padres Aviles. The apartment was lovely with a great view. It is in such a peaceful location and the views are stunning. We traveled with out 18month old son who absolutely loved the place with its beautiful warm pool and toys galore. I would recommend this to anybody who wants to get away and enjoy some peace and quiet whilst being within driving distance of the vibrant beachfront and city of Malaga. Great holiday and great hosts!"

 

"Here again, our third visit, this time with Max for his first holiday. By now we slip into our Padre Aviles holiday mode as we climb the hill for the first time and everything is wonderfully easy, even with three kids in toe. A BIG thank you once again, to you all and we look forward to our return"

 

"Everything we could have hoped for. We booked Padre Aviles for two weeks after looking for accommodation for our family of 23. We are six individual families of adults and children between tha ages of one and sixty five. The family holiday was to celebrate two significant birthdays so we wanted somewhere special and we were not disappointed. From our arrival nothing was too much trouble. The owners live on site and could not have been more helpful, Claire, one of the owners speaks fluent Spanish and helped us with bookings for taxis and the water park . As six individual families it was important for each group to have their own accommodation and Padre Aviles fit the bill perfectly. Our five children, partners and Grandchildren had the five individual apartments in the refurbished stable block which were all well equipped and included a shared swimming pool with sun loungers and sun shades. My wife and I stayed in one of the two apartments adjacent to the convent where the owners live which is a short walk away and was also well equipped and had its own pool. As our families occupied the whole of the stable block and had the pool to themselves they did not have to worry about disturbing other holidaymakers and the 11 children spent much of the holiday in the pool . To celebrate the two birthdays we had a big family party and Claire was very helpful in providing extra tables and some equipment which contributed to making it a very memorable celebration which we will remember for many years.Being in the hills it has great views down to the coast but this means that a car is essential but taxis are available from the nearest town a few kilometres away. It is well placed for visiting Malaga and the surrounding area. We had a brilliant holiday and would highly recommend it. In our opinion the stable block would ideally suit large groups with the two apartments perhaps better for individual families. We would be very happy to revisit Padre Aviles in the future"

 

"Perfect for large groups.  Away from it all, two pools, everything you need on site. Perfect for a group to take the whole place."

 

"Wow, an absolutely stunning place. Up in the hills so peaceful away from the hustle of the town but still within easy reach. 
Our boys (8 & 5) have loved it here. Its been a great place to unwind. 
The pool is perfect and not been very busy while we have been here.
Claire and her family are so friendly and welcoming. A few essentials and a cake were left in our apartment for us arriving. 
We stayed in el olive lovely apartment very spacious and immaculate.
Weather has been fabulous, we will definitely be back.
Only downside is having to go home."

 

"We hadn't dared to go abroad with our toddler but our first venture here could not have been a better experience. Beautiful location, great play area, welcoming hosts, and lots to do in the region. Brilliant sunshine helped too. A perfect break."What a fabulous place, the views are stunning, the apartments are superb, the pool is excellent. Just 20 minutes from Malaga airport. Depressed we had to leave"

 

"Such a beautiful place, you will not want to leave! Stunning location, beautiful pool, and Claire such a wonderful host and so helpful regarding the surrounding area. The apartment was perfectly geared towards our 2 year old, who adored her time there, as did we. We would thoroughly recommend it. If you want the bright lights and clubs and everything English, go elsewhere but if you want a real taste of Spain this is definitely the place."

"We stayed at Padre Aviles for two weeks to celebrate two significant birthdays with our children and grandchildren. With six families (24 people from 1 to 65) to accommodate finding a suitable place was not easy but the search was worth it. With five separate apartments in the converted stable block and one other apartment each family had their own space, with an option for group meals. With a good sized pool, in which the children spent most of their time, we had a fantastic holiday. Claire the owner could not have been more helpful. A memorable holiday in a beautiful and quiet location"

"Lovely accommodation away from the busy coast. When I'm searching for our summer holiday accommodation I look for somewhere rustic, quiet, and with a shared pool so my children have someone to play with and I have someone else to talk to. Padre Aviles is all this and more. With easy access to the airport and supermarkets, and plenty to do in the area, it's a great place to stay.
We stayed in almendro, a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom at the end of the terrace. It was private with amazing views down to the coast."

 

"Great for a group holiday. We have just spent a week here with a group of friends, we hired all the apartments. We could not have asked for anything better, a great location, amazing, gracious hosts and wonderful accommodation and facilities for all the family.
I can definitely recommend this place for a holiday destination."

 

"A perfect place to relax. This was our third trip to Padre Aviles, this time for a 2 week stay, and we were all again sorry to leave after a thoroughly fun and relaxing time. Claire, David and the whole team are great hosts and help to make everything as smooth as possible, offering a pre-arrival shop service, help arranging babysitting and much more. Claire was even able to bake a lovely cake for our daughter's birthday!
The apartments are great - well stocked and very comfortable, with lovely views down the hills to the sea. The location is peaceful, and feels secluded, but Malaga is within very easy reach for restaurants etc. With 2 pools, tennis courts, table tennis, walking trails etc. we were easily able to spend the majority of a 2 week break in and around the grounds. 
Our children had a particularly fantastic time this year as they were both old enough to thoroughly enjoy the pool, and make friends with some of the other children."


"We stayed here in the three bed apartment with our two boys aged 1 and 4. Big pluses: booking was quick and easy. Claire recommended a car hire company that met us off the flight, took us straight to our car with zero delay. Claire also offered to do a supermarket shop for us so that milk, nappies, wipes...all the baby stuff and a complete food shop, wine etc already in our apartment for us. That was genius. The villas are lovely, the pool great for kids and adults. Very clean. Very relaxing. Perfect for young families. Really welcoming hosts. Near to beach, Malaga, botanical gardens. All good"

"Family friendly bolthole but within easy access of Malaga. Just 30 mins from Malaga airport and nestled in the hills above the east of the city, Claire and David have created a family holiday retreat. With seven properties, two pools, two tennis courts, a table tennis table and a terrace big enough for even the most energetic child, there is plenty for the families who come here to do. If that isn't enough, there is the small but stylish city of Malaga (museums, art galleries, restaurants and shopping) only a short drive away. Beyond lies the rest of the Costa del Sol. The views are dramatic (as is the cyclist paradise climb to the property), our fellow guests were such nice people with our children making easy friends and Claire and David couldn't have been more charming and helpful. Highly recommended."

 

"We had a great stay at Padre Aviles- Highly recommended and would definitely return. We stayed two weeks in August with our two children (8 and 12). We stayed in the Stables - our two bedroom apartment was very comfortable and spacious, with the luxury of two bathrooms, lots of space (both surface and cupboard space to put things on/in), and a well-equipped kitchen area. No air-conditioning but we were quite happy at night with the ceiling fans provided - some nights we didn't even need them. The evening temperatures were very pleasant. We ate outside most evenings, using the barbecue provided. `` The owners very sensibly ask that you park your car just up the hill from the apartments other than when packing and unpacking - this means the area outside your apartment is safe for your kids to run around, plus you get the benefit of the beautiful views down the valley to the sea. 
Our kids happily splashed in the pool in the morning, and then we usually headed out for the day, returning for more pool time late afternoon and a lazy barbecue supper. Lots of opportunity for kids (and adults) to make new friends, though equally you can keep yourself to yourself if you want to. We really liked Malaga (the feria was on, so really lively in the streets), and we enjoyed various long lazy lunches at one of the beaches within 20 minutes drive (we liked Rincon de la Victoria which had the added advantage of cheap underground parking near the beach). Kids loved visiting one of the water parks. 
The owners are great - really helpful and friendly."

 

This was the most relaxing holiday we have had with our son - largely because everything was set up so that he could enjoy himself in a safe environment and all the little things that can be a pain when you are away with a toddler were covered - plastic crockery, bed guard, various outdoor toys available for children to use, the toy box in each apartment - plus the lovely pool with a decent sized shallow end to splash about in as well as the large terrace (the 'playground'). It was incredibly peaceful and we really would recommend this place to anyone!

 

"We had a great holiday at Padres Aviles. The apartment was lovely with a great view. It is in such a peaceful location and the views are stunning. We traveled with out 18month old son who absolutely loved the place with its beautiful warm pool and toys galore. I would recommend this to anybody who wants to get away and enjoy some peace and quiet whilst being within driving distance of the vibrant beachfront and city of Malaga. Great holiday and great hosts!"

 

"Another fantastic half term break at Padre Aviles.Padre Aviles has everything we could possibly want for a family holiday. An easy transfer from the airport, great accommodation in a beautiful setting, stunning views, swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis, climbing frame, toys, lovely friendly dogs, all of which kept the children and grown ups very happily entertained. The owners are absolutely lovely and hugely helpful with advice about the local area if you can tear yourself away and want to go exploring,Highly recommended."

 

"A luxurious villa in the most beautiful of settings with all you could want around you. The villa had everything we needed as did the pool which was a great size with lots of inflatables - we used the tennis courts and relaxed in the lovely outside area with the arresting view of the Med in the swinging seat - we had a great week here and could easily get to Malaga which we loved - we'll definitely be back"

 

"Second trip and still idyllic. We returned to Padre Aviles with our toddler and baby with the in-laws as well. We stayed in la higuera and we're very impressed with our accommodation and the cleanliness once again. We stayed in 2013 and wanted to return due to the beautiful and tranquil surroundings and good facilities. Due to the provision of cots, high chairs etc it means you can pack light and know that you will be able to keep the little ones comfortable and entertained! The owners David and Claire live on site and are always approachable to offer advice and deal with any queries . We had a few days out- the inlaws went to Marbella which is easily reachable and Malaga is nice with better beaches than the most local one in El palo. We went to the fab zoo at fuengirola but would give the water park a miss with young children. 
To be honest , it is such a lovely location that just staying around the pool or on the terraces is all the R&R you could wish for. We certainly plan to return after another wonderful stay"

 

"Lots of toys in the villa and round the pool was a lovely touch. Views down the valley were beautiful. Very quiet and perfect for relaxing."

"Claire and David are great hosts and gave us lots of useful information of the area. We loved the local walking and running tracks with superb views. The website information gives true reflection of holiday accommodation - very good. One-level living and open plan kitchen - excellent and very clean. Wood-burning stove was added bonus for cooler spring nights. Great place with our 7 month old baby boy. We plan to return. Thank you."

 

"Wonderful stay-Can't recommend enough. Wow what to say about the apartment we had at Padre Aviles, my wife and I stayed with our two year old boy. He loved playing on the veranda and chasing the pussycats, I swear he likes them more than us! Claire who owns the property is very helpful and one of the best hosts we've had on this type of holiday. We will return here one day and I can't think of a better endorsement than that."

 

"Padre Aviles is a fantastic holiday destination in many ways - particularly if you have small children. It is in a stunning, peaceful location high up in the hills behind Malaga (fantastic views to enjoy with a glass of wine when the kids are asleep), well laid out apartments with everything a family could need and lots to entertain the kids - two great pools, a play area, large sandpit etc. In addition, it's close to Malaga and all that has to offer, great beaches and El Palo - a small Spanish town - is worth a visit. The owner Claire is so lovely and helpful. It's heaven for kids and parents alike."

 

"Fabulous accommodation and great location. We (family of 5) stayed at Padre Aviles for Easter break. The accommodation is great: apartment spacious, clean, well equipped with comfy beds and the outside area wonderful. We enjoyed the views, the gorgeous pool, playing tennis and ping pong and there is a most welcome play area for younger children. Padre Aviles is located near enough to Malaga and local towns so you can easily visit (by car) and explore but far enough away to guarantee peace and tranquillity as needed."

 

"Amazing, relaxing, beautiful. We want to package Padre Aviles and take it home! This was our second visit to Padre Aviles and we loved it just as much as last year. our 2 boys absolutely adored the beautiful surroundings, swimming pools, tennis courts, sand pit, trikes and bikes and especially the gorgeously friendly dogs and cats. In fact, they're already talking about next year and when we'll see Claire and her extremely welcoming family (but especially the dogs) again! We also loved venturing to all the nearby places to visit - the water parks, marina, boat trips, the lake, pedalos, the beaches, numerous restaurants. So much to do and despite all of these activities my husband and I actually got to relax (and read a book) too! We're missing Padre Aviles and can't wait for our next return visit."

 

"Fabulous holiday! Just returned from a fabulous two week holiday at Padre Aviles with our two young children. The accommodation was even better than I had expected, the apartment was very spacious with a really great kitchen that allowed me to cook proper meals. The setting is gorgeous, very peaceful and the view from the terrace around the pool and our balcony was stunning. The owners are just lovely and very helpful, even rescuing us when our car broke down on the drive back up the hill. We managed to really relax and the kids had a great time in the pool and playing on the climbing frame on the terrace. So lovely to make friends with some of the other families staying there and our children loved saying hello to the cats in the morning. If you stay there and visit Malaga one day make sure you start the day with the delicious croissants at Galopain, a wonderful French run Panaderia near the Marina."

 

"Great location for group getaways! Padre Aviles is such a great find! I arranged a weekend work break for myself and some colleagues in Oct. We wanted to find a bit of winter sun not too far from London and Malaga was the perfect place.The next task was to find somewhere big enough to accomodate us (11) that wasn't a hotel, which we could use as a base for the weekend.
From my inital enquiry, Claire was very helpful and in the end we booked out all of the cottages., the lure of the swimming pool and tennis courts had everyone excited.
Each cottage was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. For a small fee Claire kindly did a shop for us as we arrived late on the Friday night.
The location is beautiful about a 20 min drive from the hustle and bustle of Malaga's beautiful old town. The road to Padre Aviles is a bit of a steep, twisty climb in the car from the base of the mountain but the views are so rewarding and the rugged countryside breathtaking.
We had a really great stay and would love to visit again in the future."

 

"Wonderful place to unwind| We recently stayed at Padre Aviles and had an amazing time. 
We travelled with our young son and as the apartments are very child friendly it meant that our little one could toddle around quite freely without us worrying about him hurting himself. The apartments have absolutely everything you could require throughout your holiday including suitable toys for little children.
Although the accommodation is situated a little way away from everything there is lots to see and do nearby. It is a perfect combination.
Claire and her family were so kind and welcoming that we definitely would recommend Padre Aviles to others.
Thank you Claire for a wonderful stay."

 

"Fantastic holiday! My husband and I, and our 2 young boys stayed at Padre Aviles. We had the most amazing 2 weeks of relaxation, sunshine, fantastic food and good company. Our boys loved the swimming pools, tennis courts, play area, sandpit, chickens, dogs, cats and roaming horses nearby! As well collecting grapes, figs and almonds and generally exploring the landscape - just being boys. There was so much to do a short drive away too, and I was amazed to find real Spain (ie non-speaking English) in the local village too which was so refreshing. This was heaven for all of us. We got to relax (and even read a book) while the boys thrived in the environment. Claire and her family were extremely welcoming. The boys still talk about "Blackie" the cat and the puppies and we loved it so much we came home and booked it again. We can't wait to return."

 

"A little piece of Heaven found in Andalucia! Padre Aviles is a peaceful , idyllic haven nestled in the hills near Malaga. We stayed in the Jasmine apartment which had stunning views down through the almond and olive groves to the glistening Mediterranean . The apartment was very child friendly and safe so our 2 1/2 year old son had a wonderful holiday playing on the bikes and scooters and chute and more importantly splashing around in the very clean and safe toddler pool. If I had to be fussy then maybe some of the internal furniture and decor could be said to be a little tired and in need of a spruce up - however what makes the holiday is the extremely warm welcome of the owners - David and Claire who couldn't do enough to ensure the holiday experience was fabulous. They were very informative and helpful - even organising their physio/masseuse to come to the apartment armed with her massage table - she was amazing! There is lots to do as long as you are prepared to drive everywhere - lots of restaurants, beaches and kid friendly entertainment ( would def recommend The Dolphin Park) . Malaga town is beautiful and worth a visit - full of wonderful tapas bars. I am looking forward to returning to Andalucia and to Padre Aviles . Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone."

 

"Welcome to Paradise! We spent 2 fabulous weeks at Padre Aviles in August - the first time we have ever returned to a summer holiday location we have visited previously. Always keen to explore somewhere new, we just coudn't better what Padre Aviles has to offer. We have 4 children aged 3-10 and finding somewhere that is both relaxing, beautiful, well equipped and offers enough - but not too much - entertainment for the children is a tall order. We stayed in Bougainvillea (head for the apartments near the convent to make the most of the views) which opens (through a gated terrace - important for littlies) straight on to the enormous swimming pool which we shared with the owners' (lovely) children and the apartment upstairs. I would challenge anyone to find a bigger and more perfectly proportioned pool in a self catering house. It is especially fab for families with kids who are both swimmers and non-swimmers - there is a large shallow area (perfect for our 2 younger children to potter around in - they did in fact both learn to swim in it) and then there is a dividing wall which you can jump/dive off into the 3m deep section - perfect for our older 2 who spent 2 weeks retrieving objects from the bottom of the pool. The deep section is 20m long so also ticks the box for the parents who want to do a few lengths every day. The best bit is that the non-swimmers can't just wander out of their depth - genius. This is the first time my husband and I were actually able to relax with kids and the pool. The dividing wall also serves as a great spot for various jousting battles and Harry Potter-esque spell contests. Plus you can pretend you are walking on water. The property has a huge terrace with a range of ride ons/trikes/bikes/scooters, a climbing frame and swings for the kids, plus 2 sensational sky seats hanging from the trees with awesome views over the med. Perfect for a sneaky read of the book and beer while the kids whizz around. The apartments themselves are big and spacious, spotless, comfy and perfectly equipped. Claire and David are fabulous hosts (my kids keep asking when they will come on holiday to our house) - home made cakes on arrival and an absolutely brilliant paella evening on our penultimate night with 2 other groups of returning guests. Their 3 daughters are charming and great fun and our kids loved seeing them again. We returned to Padre Aviles because we wanted to be able to relax properly for once - tough with 4 kids. Well, having done a monster shop at Carrefour the day we arrived, we then didn't leave the property for 9 days. We just didn't need to, the kids were having a great time and we were relaxed for once! Top tip - play your daily tennis match first thing in the morning - it's too hot after about 10.30. We will definitely return!"

"We stayed here for two fabulous weeks in the summer, Claire and her family were so helpful and kind, even hosting a party to say goodbye to all the guests at the end of our stay.
Clean white linen, no insects (how??) spotless swimming pools and fabulous double tennis courts.
We recommend staying in one of the stables with balconies, that way you have a more private setting for evening meals when the kids are in bed, as the pool is often in use in the evening (which is lovely, so pretty all lit up) 
The acres of unspoilt perfect grounds make for lovely evening walks, lots of sketching and drawing (seems to attract artist, 3 whilst we were there)
Lovely local villages too with some fabulous seafood to be found along the beaches.
We really cannot recommend this flawless location enough, we all felt totally recharged after good nights sleeps and lazy days, we loved it!"

"Don't hesitate, just book-high cpeck/modern, great get away, charming.We highly recommend this as a family holiday as there are a variety of high standard/modern apartments which would suit groups/families of any size. We had the largest 3 bed apartment which had the bonus of an ensuite but all apartments have spacious accommodation and open plan kitchen/living space ideal for families. The apartments are all fronted by patios with dining tables which increases the living spaces. There is ample free parking and it is easy to reach many places like Malage, Ronda & Granada. We had a lovely relaxing break in tranquil surroundings and our teenagers were occupied and particularly enjoyed playing tennis as there are 2 good quality courts always free. Finally to top it all was the most charming hosts for whom nothing is too much trouble."

"We had a lovely week at Padre Aviles - Claire and David made us feel so welcome and we had everything we could possibly need for our 11 month old son. It's a beautiful place with stunning views down the valley to the coast, and so peaceful - we had the whole place to ourselves all week! Great location too. We will definitely be back"

"A great place for a relaxing holiday with toddlers. Padre Aviles is in a spectacular unspoilt location 7.5km up a switchback road from the coast – but pretty handy for the airport and attractions. The accommodation is done really well, and equipped with everything you could think of (even stick blenders). The owner Claire was really helpful, and her recommendations for things to do were bang on. We enjoyed the nearby beach at El Palo which is a bit of the Costa del Sol that manages to remain Spanish!"

"We received a very warm and friendly welcome to this super little development. The former stable (I think) building has been converted to an extremely high standard with first class furnishings and equipment. My family (kids - 14, 11 and 8) and I would love to go back one day."

"We had the most wonderful stay with our 3 children at Padre Aviles over New Year. Claire and David were incredibly welcoming, the apartments were beautifully kitted out with everything you need with 3 young kids (ours are 5y, 3y and 5 months) and the views from the balcony down the valley were breath-taking. Highlight: local walks to nearby v unspoilt village, Olias. Our only sadness was that we were staying during the winter and so didn't get to use the amazing pool so we're already planning our next trip..... THOROUGHLY recommend a stay here!"

 

"We had a fantastic time on our holiday, Clare and David were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The apartments had everything you could possibly need for a family friendly holiday as well as being spotless. My only moan was that the terraces weren't fenced off, which would have been a huge help with a very active toddler"

 

"We had a really amazing holiday. Padre Aviles is just gorgeous and the owners are just so very friendly and welcoming, they really made the whole experience superb. The facilities were great and the location idyllic. It was very Spanish which was great. Our 1 year old and 4 year old both loved it and we were actually able to relax! We will definitely be returning at some point in the future!"

 

"Outstanding - and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. I have to say everything was first class - the apartments were all furnished to a very high standard, extremely well laid out, excellent facilities - and the location is breathtaking. Secondly - the swimming pool and tennis courts were perfect and the only way to get our kids out of the pool or tennis courts was to take them out on a day trip or put them to bed"

  • El Albaricoque - 1

    The 90 square metre El Abaricoque apartment is one of the smallest at Padre Aviles but is it perfect for a family of three or four. It has a lovely double bedroom with space for a cot, and a cosy twin bedroom, both of which share a veautifully tiled bathroom with bath tub and shower over. There's a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, have French doors leading onto a private terrace overlooking the swimming pool with Teak garden furniture, a BBQ.

    • Ideal for a family of 4
    • 2 tennis courts
    • Beautiful slightly smaller apartment in Malaga
    • Private terrace with teak furniture and a BBQ
  • El Olivo - 2

    Situated in the converted Old Stables, El Olivo is a beautiful slightly smaller apartment on the 1st floor overlooking the fenced-off swimming pool.

    • Sleeps 4
    • 30 mins from Malaga Airport
    • Cots Available
    • Ground Floor Terrace
    • Swimming Pool
  • La Higuera - 3

    Situated in the converted Old Stables, La Higuera is a beautiful apartment set on two floors, with a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool.

    • Sleeps 7
    • 30 mins from Malaga Airport
    • Private Furnished Terrace
    • Cots Available
    • Swimming Pool
  • El Manzano - 4

    Situated in the converted Old Stables, El Manzano is a beautiful apartment on the ground floor offering plenty of room for a family of 5.

    • Sleeps 5
    • 30 mins from Malaga Airport
    • 2 Bedrooms with Ensuite Bathrooms
    • Cots Available
    • Swimming Pool
  • El Almendro - 5

    Situated in the converted Old Stables, El Almendro is a beautiful large apartment on the ground floor.

    • Sleeps 7
    • Private Furnished Terrace
    • Ground floor Apartment
    • Cots Available
    • Swimming Pool
  • Jasmine

    The Jasmine suite is adjacent to the old convent and can comfortably sleep 5 guests. This apartment comes with spectacular views across the mountains. The large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, have French doors leading onto a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool with Teak garden furniture, a BBQ. and views over the sea.

    • Sleeps 5
    • Private balcony
    • Views over the mountains
    • Teak garden furniture & BBQ
    • Views over the sea
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