"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."
"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."
"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 stayed two weeks in August 2015 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."
"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 if you can tear yourself away and want to go exploring,Highly recommended."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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, trkes 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."