Dirk V. Belgium, January 2015 

Een absolute aanrader

Heel mooie en rustig gelegen villa met alle comfort en de nodige voorzieningen.

Drie ruime slaapkamers met badkamer. De master bedroom ligt op de bovenverdieping, wat leuk is voor de ouders (enige privacy gegarandeerd). Gezellige woonkamer en een meer dan goed uitgeruste keuken. Onze complimenten aan de gastvrouw die elke kamer met veel smaak en oog voor detail inrichtte. De meeste kamers zien uit op de Middellandse Zee en het vergezicht is werkelijk verbluffend. De woning is zuid-gericht, zodat de zon van ’s morgens vroeg tot ’s avonds laat de kamers vervult met haar warme gloed. Vooral op het bovengelegen terras is het volop genieten van het ongelooflijk panorama vanuit de knusse buitenzithoek.

Daarnaast is er ook een mooie tuin met o.a. een prachtige jacaranda,citroenboom... en natuurlijk ook het infinito- zwembad van waaruit opnieuw het bijzondere uitzicht op zee, het Moors kasteel van Salobreña...

Kortom, dit verblijf heeft alles om er een schitterende vakantie door te brengen.

Vanuit deze locatie kunnen prachtige uitstappen worden gemaakt, zoals Granada (La Alhambra), Las Alpujarras, Cordoba, Sevilla... Het is evenwel ook leuk om de pittoreske dorpjes (pueblos blancos) in de onmiddellijke omgeving te ontdekken.

Onze dank gaat uit naar Elizabeth, die -als eigenares- ons de mogelijkheid gaf om een weekje te profiteren van al dit moois en ook naar Gill -als beheerder en buurvrouw- bij wie wij steeds terecht konden voor goed advies. Het was dan ook met veel spijt in het hart dat wij afscheid namen van Salobreña en Villa Favorita. Hopelijk tot weldra!

Vele groeten vanuit België,

Dirk en familie


Date of Stay: Jan 2015


An absolute must!

Very nice and quiet villa with all the comfort and necessary amenities.

Three spacious bedrooms with bathroom. The master bedroom is on the upper floor, which is nice for parents (some privacy guaranteed). Cozy living room and more than well equipped kitchen. Our compliments to the hostess who has furnished each room with taste and attention to detail. Most rooms overlook the Mediterranean and the vista is truly stunning. The property is south-facing so the sun fills the rooms with its warm glow from early in the morning till late in the afternoon. Especially on the upper terrace, enjoying the incredible panorama from the cozy outdoor seating area.

There is also a beautiful garden with a beautiful jacaranda, lemon tree ... and of course the infinity- pool,  from which again the privileged views of the sea, the Moorish castle of Salobrena ...

In short, this residence has everything necessary for a brilliant holiday.

From this location beautiful excursions can be made to places like Granada (Alhambra), Las Alpujarras, Cordoba, Seville ... However, it is also fun to explore the picturesque villages (pueblos blancos) in the immediate vicinity.

Our thanks go to Elizabeth, who -as owner- gave us the opportunity to enjoy all this during a week and also to Gill -as property manager and neighbour- whom we could always go to for good advice. It was with much regret that we said goodbye to Salobreña and Villa Favorita. Hope to see you soon!

Many greetings from Belgium,

Dirk and family"

Bertrand S. (Canada) said:

Very Good, We appreciate very much the Villa. All was clean and with all what you need for a good stay. Very quiet. The person who present the Villa was very plaisant and efficient. And for the reservation all was without problem and fast. So I recommend the Villa Favorita

Date of Stay: October 2015

Tamas Halm (Hungary) said:

An unparalleled view - out of your bed

We could spend a week in mid-October in Villa Favorita with my wife. In short: this was our best vacation in the many decades we spent together! We enjoyed the autumn quietness of the hill scattered with beautiful holiday homes, the rich vegetation, the fantastic colours of the gardens, the lemons in the trees. Yes, there were some in “our” garden, too. However, the main attraction there was the Jacaranda tree that gave an enjoyable shade. We live at the 48 degree of the Northern latitude so we could really appreciate these pieces of the subtropical flora!

The villa itself is a magnificent edifice: recently renovated and refurbished with many excellent ideas and “tricks”: well-designed bathrooms and kitchen area, cleverly placed windows so that you can enjoy the unparalleled view of the sea directly out of your bed. It is a solemn feeling when you, after having, well, looked deeply into the eyes of your beloved one, look down (!) from your bed onto the romantically illuminated Moorish castle of Salobreña.

We enjoyed the thoughtful design of the rooms – and the artful work of the craftsmen. Even the tiniest pieces of the house and its furniture had been selected with exquisite care: from the tiles of the bathrooms to the curtains to the electrical switches and plugs.

The small town of Salobreña is a quiet little settlement – at least we found it very quiet in October. Needless to say, it does not mean that one cannot find good places to have dinner or just a drink or two! All kinds of shop a tourist (even a tourist’s wife!) can dream of are available.

But one does not want to leave Villa Favorita too often: it is a wonderful retreat where you can enjoy the splendid swimming pool (with a very substantial amount of water in it…) or the sun (or the shade) on the vast roof terrace with its transparent glass panels that serve as balusters.

In short: the cottage deserves its name! We wish we could return there some time (actually: any time…)

Tamas Halm

Budapest, Hungary

Date of Stay: October 2014

Thomas E. (Germany) said:

Toll ausgestaatetes Haus mit schönem Pool und tollem Blick

Fully equipped house with nice pool and great views

Unser Aufenthalt hat uns sehr gefallen. Das Haus ist komplett ausgestattet, insbesondere die Küche ist modern und hat auch in Hinsicht auf Geschirr eine Vollausstattung. Die Geräte sind annähernd neu, in Ordnung und es gibt sogar Kapselautomaten. Die Klimaanlagen funktionieren einwandfrei. Wlan ist gut und schnell. Der Pool schön groß. Von der Dachterasse hat man einen tollen Blick über Salobrena (insbesondere auch abends). Das ganze Haus macht einen gepflegten Eindruck. Zusammengefasst das beste Haus das wir in den letzten 5 Jahren gemietet haben. Vielen Dank auch an die nette Betreuung vor Ort. 


We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is fully equipped, especially the kitchen is modern and also in terms of dishes, it has a full set. The appliances are nearly new, in order and there are even capsule machines. The air conditioners function correctly. Wifi is good and fast. The pool is nice and big. From the roof terrace one has a great view over Salobrena (especially at night). The whole house makes a neat impression. In summary, the best house we have rented in the past 5 years. Thanks also to the nice local support.

Date of stay: July 2016


Nicky O. (United Kingdom) said...

Wonderful holiday home

Lovely holiday home with everything needed for a fabulous holiday, the pool is super, views from the house of the town and the beach are wonderful. Would definitely come again and recommend.

Date of stay: August 2016

Paul M. (UK) said...

Great place to stay, it had everything we wanted. Everyone, including the children, enjoyed it so much.

The property location is great though care does need to be taken on the road adjacent to theproperty. Once here it is great with all the amenities you could ever need. Spacious, cleanand so well furnished just makes for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The views arespectacular and the pool perfect to cool off from the heat of the afternoons. Outside diningwas a treat we all enjoyed and would de^nitely recommend this villa to couples or families.

Thank you so much to the owners and to Gill for making our holiday a memorable one.

Date of stay: Aug.-Sept. 2016

Laura M. (UK) said...

A little slice of paradise

This was our second visit to the Monte and we were not disappointed! It was our first time at Villa Favorita and it was everything we hoped and more. Beautiful view, great size pool, lovely garden and inside was spacious, well equipped and the air conditioning was much needed with the temperatures well into the 30's every day. The upstairs bedroom and sunterrace were perfect for the grandparents to get some space away from us with our 3 noisy children. We loved cooking in the kitchen with all the mod cons or outside on the bbq and made good use of the lime tree... Lime and garlic chicken, key lime pie, sliced limes in our drinks! The jacuzzi bath in the main bathroom could have fitted all 7 of us, my five-year-old remarked. We enjoyed walking the short distance to the community pool area for some tennis and to use the play park. You definitely need to hire a car if you are staying here. The beach is a short drive away and the water is crystal clear. We would love to come back here in the future.

 Date of stay: September 2016

Sandy B. (UK) said:

Gorgeous property

We had the most amazing week in a beautiful Villa overlooking the sea. Views were gorgeous. Everything in the Villa that you could possibly want including 3/4 different coffee machines! Would recommend to friends and family. Many thanks.

Date of stay: September 2016

Jean Pierre L. (France) said:

Excellent séjour à la villa Favorita

Très belle villa, décorée avec goût, tout confort, beau jardin, belle piscine à débordement, zone calme, vue mer et château splendide. Tous les ingrédients pour des vacances réussies.

 Date of stay: October  2016

Marianne M. (USA) said:

Beautiful villa in a lovely location with views.

We loved our stay at the villa, as did our friends and family. The weather in January and February is particularly nice, many pleasant sunny days and only a little rain. The nearby town of shops and beach is picturesque and has everything one might need. The villa is extremely comfortable, well maintained and well appointed, and the owners are extremely responsive to questions and any extra needs we had. This area of Spain is a fine jumping-off place for visits to other sites in Andalusia, from half hour to three hours car ride away. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: January-February 2017

Gerhard N. (Germany) said:

Tolles Haus

Die wunderbaren Bilder entsprechen 1:1 der Realität. Ein phantastischer Blick aus Wohnzimmer und den zwei großen Schlafzimmern (das dritte Schlafzimmer, das wir für die beiden Kinder nutzten, ist aber auch ok und hat sogar ein eigenes Bad). Noch nie hatten wir eine derart gut ausgestattete Küche (mit mehr Geräten als wir sie zuhause haben) und Vorräten der Vorgänger an Kaffee, Gewürzen etc. Toll auch die Möglichkeit, in ca. 200m Entfernung auf der Gemeinschaftsanlage der Villen-Siedlung kostenlos Tennis und Fußball zu spielen (Schläger und Ball waren natürlich auch im Haus vorhanden, wenn auch nicht in Topform). Die Abwicklung rund um Zahlung und Übergabe verliefen freundlich und reibungslos. Kurz: Das Haus ist rundum super, Andalusien selbst hält da für uns nicht ganz mit, weil die Strände doch recht kiesig und die Landschaft auch im Frühjahr schon karg ist, so dass es auch für Wanderurlaube nur zweite Wahl nach Mallorca und Korsika ist.

Date of stay: April 2017

Regula B. (Switzerland) said:


Sehr ruhig - fantastische Aussicht - super ausgestatet - gerne wieder

Date of stay: June 2017

Horst. F (Germany) said:

Die Villa Favorita ist ein sehr schönes Ferienhaus mit einem traumhaften Ausblick und viel Komfort. Insbesondere die Küche ist sehr großzügig ausgestattet und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Unseren besonderen Dank gilt der sehr hilfsbereiten und kompetenten Hausverwalterin Gill und ihrer Tochter Marie Claire. Wir haben uns in der Villa sehr wohl gefühlt und können uns einen erneuten Aufenthalt sehr gut vorstellen. 

Date of stay: July 2017

Andrea W. (Germany) said:


Alles top! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit in der Villa Favorita und sind äußerst zufrieden.

Date of stay: November 2017

Harald H. (Germany) said:

Erstklassig und nur zu empfehlen 

Das sehr geräumige und geschmackvoll eingerichtete Haus befindet sich in einem TOP - Zustand. Die sonnendurchfluteten Räume waren sehr gepflegt und absolut sauber. Die gut ausgestattete Küche läßt keine Wünsche offen. Vom Esszimmer und Schlafzimmer hatte man eine tolle Aussicht aufs Meer. Insgesamt gibt es 3 Schlafzimmer, die alle ihren Reiz haben. Die Klimaanlagen in den Räumen liessen die Temperaturen sehr angenehm erscheinen. Von der Chill-Ecke der Dachterrasse hat man eine phantastische Aussicht auf Salobrena und das Meer. Überhaupt waren die Außenanlagen mit der Grillterrasse und dem tollen Pool in einem herrlich gepflegtem Zustand. Auch von hier war die Aussicht grandios. Der grosse Überlaufpool brachte die notwendige Erfrischung. Abgerundet wurde das ganze mit einem sehr angenehmen Kontakt zur Vermieterin, die bei einer Nachfrage sofort weitergeholfen hat. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur empfehlen und werden bestimmt noch einmal Gäste in der Villa Favorita werden.

Date of stay: June 2018

Marietta W. (Germany) said:

Wunderschönes Haus

Villa Favorita ist ein wundervolles Haus mit einer Top Ausstattung. Es ist wirklich alles vorhanden vom Geschirr über Küchengeräte bis hin zu Waschmaschine,Trockner und großen Gasgrill. Der Ausblick ist großartig. Wir können das Haus nur empfehlen.

Date of stay: June 2018

Alice O. (UK) said:

Heaven is a place on earth!

We had the most fantastic week staying here, the villa itself makes you feel as though you must be famous, it so luxurious and the views are simply breathtaking. From the moment we arrived it surpassed all of our expectations, even though the photos are incredible it is even better in real life! You could not ask for more of a villa and I lost count of how many times we commented that we couldn't imagine finding a better place to stay. It is easy to get to from Malaga airport and the perfect base for exploring the incredible area that is the Costa Tropical. Everything in the villa is perfection itself, it was spotless and every mod con was there to enhance your experience even more. You could easily spend a whole week in the villa and its beautiful pool and gardens. The pool is a very generous size and when lit up at night it will make you feel like you are staying in a footballer's mansion! The manager Gill was welcoming and extremely helpful and the owner is a delight to contact when arranging your stay, yes it really does just get better and better! Salobrena is a charming town with everything that you need and a real genuine Spanish feeling. Watching the moon rise over the floodlit castle is a memory that will stay with me forever. We also loved the ease with which we could get to the Sierra Nevada, where we swam in the most beautiful lake and just generally marvelled at the mountains and cave houses. The communal area up the road was also really nice, our 11 year old son and his friend loved playing basketball and football there with children from many other countries. This was our third year in the area and the best yet thanks to this little slice of heaven on earth. The Costa Tropical is such a wonderful place to holiday as there is so much to do, we have yet to repeat anything and there are still many more things that we would like to do. We loved our stay here so much that we were talking about coming back again before we had even left, I truly cannot recommend Villa Favorita highly enough.

Date of stay: July 2018

Birgit H. (USA) said:

We just spent two wonderful weeks at Villa Favorita. The house is very nicely appointed, the kitchen is fully equipped. We actually had the feeling that we visited friends rather than staying at a vacation rental. Both patios have spectacular views on the sea and Salobreña and the pool is simply marvelous. It is chlorine free wich makes it so much more pleasant to swim. Thank you, Elizabeth and Gill for a memorable vacation.

Date of stay: September 2018

Goran O. (Sweden) said:

This house was perfect for us (family with 3 kids). The house was well equipped with everything we needed as well as spacious, clean and nice. The owners (and the care taker) were very friendly and accommodating and showed us around and told us everything we needed to know about the house. We loved it! 

Date of stay: October 2018

Rick H. (The Netherlands) said:

Gorgeous villa, great pool, fantastic view

We truly enjoyed our week in Villa Favorita. The gorgeous villa has all the amenities and equipment we needed and is well maintained. We used the large infinity pool a lot despite the fact it is not heated. The view from the spacious roof terrace is great and we used the lounge set every day for morning cofffees and afternoon drinks. Elizabeth and her husband were great hosts and they designed their villa very well. We would love to come back to Villa Favorita!

Date of stay: May 2019

Henk R. (The Netherlands) said:

We (2+3) had a marvellous stay in this beautifull and spacious place. This recently rebuilt spacious house is of the highest standards and very complete (kitchen, music/televisions, sunscreens/chairs, beds, bathrooms, washing machines, etc.). With it’s beautifull garden it is located on a hill in a very nice neighbourhood overviewing the coastline and Salobreña. The large pool is clean (salt water) and Elizabeth & Csaba were excellent hosts, they may really be proud of their ‘little paradise’ . We would love to come back one day.

Date of stay: June 2019

Philip B. (UK) said:

Villa favorita

Excellent villa , very well equipped, helpful and friendly owners

Date of stay: June 2019

Sarah W. (UK) said:

Stunning villa with amazing views!

We were greeted on our arrival by Elizabeth and Csaba who showed us around their stunning villa - we were blown away by the view and our hosts were very informative of the local area and restaurants. The villa is extremely well equipped and immaculate. we enjoyed our holiday immensely! After spending lazy days around the pool, we would sit on the top terrace in the evening and take in the glorious views - The local area is really nice with good places to eat. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone and thank you again for a fabulous stay!

Date of stay: July 2019

Alice P. (UK) said:

If there is a better villa in Spain I'll eat my sombrero!

After our incredible stay last year we were planning our next stay before we had even left and it not only surpassed expectations but having Villa Favorita to look forward to certainly helped wile away the drab British winter and indeed the rest of the year! Just when we thought we had found heaven on earth Elizabeth and Csaba go and make it even better. Meeting them on arrival made getting to that breathtaking location even more magical, it really felt as though we were sharing something very special with the people whose care and passion had made it all possible. I have been in touch with Elizabeth throughout the year and she has been beyond helpful and fulfilled our every request, not just happily but to just as high a standard as her out of this world villa. We asked if it would be possible to hire an acoustic guitar and the guitar that they provided with no quibble, indeed quite the opposite; they went above and beyond yet again, leaving 2 musicians looking like kids at Christmas when they got to play the best guitar they had ever held! Elizabeth and Csaba also provided us with excellent recommendations; the Alhambra was jaw-dropping and thank goodness we had booked as advised or we would have had a wasted journey and you must visit restaurante No. 20, the tasting menu has changed eating for us all. They always available at the end of the phone should you need them for anything, anytime and that is very reassuring. Villa Favorita is everything you could wish for an about a million times more! The location is stunning, like something from a film,I could stare at the view of Salobrena for a week, which is such a delightful town, full of lovely restaurants, shops and friendly people. Inside the villa is just as stunning, luxury surrounds you and makes you feel just as special as this place is. Every bedroom is a delightful place to be, with space and wonderful fittings and gorgeous en-suites. Air-con means that you are always comfortable and can enjoy all of the house all of the time. The top patio is the stuff dreams are made of, with views to die for and then you have got the pool, I never thought I'd be one for 'pool days' but with this beauty how can you not be?! It is refreshing without ever being cold and I could watch the sea from the infinity lip till my dying day. The living space is huge and as fancy as you could ask for. Just book it, you will not be disappointed! It truly is living the dream. Muchas gracias Elizabeth y Csaba!


Date of stay: August 2019

Abdelaziz C. (France) said:


Magnifique villa, parfaitement equipée, au calme avec une vue imprenable sur Salobreña, son château et la mer. Les propriétaires sont charmants et vraiment accueillants 

Date of stay: August 2019

Caroline (France) said:

Villa avec vue de rêve

Superbe Villa dans un quartier résidentiel, calme. Vue à couper le souffle de la piscine et de la terrasse en hauteur. Maison très spacieuse et très bien équipée. Très beau jardin qui apporte de la fraîcheur. Propriétaires aux petits soins vous donnant toutes les informations nécessaires pour visiter la région, faire vos courses... Idéalement située pour visiter Grenade, Malaga, Nerja ... Merci à Elizabeth et son époux. Nos avons passé de superbes vacances

Date of stay: August 2019

Tony Ch. (UK) said:

Delightful - exceeded our expectations

Really happy with everything. The owners clearly put a lot of effort into ensuring that everything that can be done is done and you have everything you need. Very happy with the property, the location (views) give you a smile every time you look out. Really liked the coastline also. Elizabeth and Csaba’s recommendations for restaurant and boat day trip were also spot on! Thank you both for contributing to a lovely, memorable family holiday for us xx Tony, Tania, Evie and Leo.

 Date of stay: August 2019

Lenette A. (DK) said:


We were absolutely overwhelmed by Elizabeth and Csaba's hospitality. Villa Favorita is a heaven on earth. It has the most stunning views overlooking the sea, the area of Salobreña and the old castle. It cant be put in a better place. The wonderful house has everything you need and even more. Nothing is missing, and Elizabeth and Csaba will do everything to make your holiday perfect. You cant be in better hands. Especially our Kids enjoyed the very clean and big saltwater pool from early morning to late afternoon. We also did. You have many terasses to enjoy dinner and drinks, sunbathing or just sit in the shade and enjoy the silence and enviroment. Salobreña have plenty of restaurants with very fresh seafood. It is very easy to reach by car on a few minutes. We will definitely choose Villa Favorita again and give it 5 stars.

 Date of stay: October 2019

Kirsty and Nils (Finland) said:

A lovely villa with amazing views

Like everybody else before us, also we were awestruck by this villa, its beauty and cleanness, its amazing views and its lovely hosts. If you are looking for a place to stay in this area, you can't do better than this house. We did not want to leave and so won't you!

Date of stay: October 2019