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Villa Carmella

Nerja in Andalucia

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Villa Details

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi
Property ID 2608

Villa Carmella

Nerja, Andalucia

This beautiful spacious enclosed villa is located less than a ten minute drive from Nerja. Carmella enjoys a delightful rural position surrounded by avocado orchards. With the brick built BBQ and large covered verandah providing a shady area, enjoy the fantastic views of the Nerja countryside and Sierra Tejada mountains whilst dining al fresco. A large tiled and lawned area provides ample space to relax and sunbathe then why not cool off in the gated private pool . Inside, the villa is well appointed with spacious living areas, a well equipped kitchen and modern facilities throughout.

out of 10

Single Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Breakfast bar
Utility area
  • Exterior access
  • Washing machine
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Dining facilities
  • Patio doors
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Free standing fan
Bedroom with ensuite
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Free standing fan
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Free standing fan
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet

Villa Facilities

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Bluetooth speaker

Rectangle Style Private Pool

Rectangle style pool
1.20m - 2.05m
7.00m x 4.00m

Gated pool,

External Features

  • Lawn
  • Covered terrace
  • Built-in barbecue

Additional information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process

Booking for a large group?

If you like the look of Carmella but require more room, why not view and book the property next door? Not only does this give you flexibility but you know you'll have good neighbours! Located next to Sanchez Y Rico.

  • Carmella sleepsx6
  • Sanchez Y Rico sleepsx8
  • Sleeps sleepsx14

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Villa Floor Plans

Ground floor

Floor plan diagram
Pool dimensions are for guidance only.


Over 30 Years of Timeless, Effortless Holidays

Your private pool, your space, your freedom, in your chosen destination - a Classic James Villa holiday.

Offering just what you need for a thoroughly relaxing stay, in a Classic villa you can fully experience everything there is to love about living the villa lifestyle.

Spend the long sun filled days around your own private pool. In our Classic villas the pool will be a minimum of 6x4m, so there is plenty of space for the whole family to go ahead and jump straight in!

The outside space is at the centre of your holiday universe, so fire up the barbecue and recline on your comfortable sun lounger.

Step inside, the modern amenities are all there - air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV.

The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Our Classic villas are great value, without compromising on comfort.

All of the key ingredients are taken care of, so you can focus on your big holiday.

So discover the beauty of the local area, visit the sights and laze the days away at the beach. The choice is yours!

This is what a James villa holiday is all about.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short drive to beach
  • Short drive to amenities
  • Nerja is 45mins from Malaga airport
  • Nerja is 2hrs from Granada airport

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Villa Timeline

  • 2015
    • Milestone reached November 2015

      Wi-Fi added

    • Milestone reached August 2015

      750th guest

  • 2013
    • Mr Joy, June 2013

      This was our second stay at Carmella within 10 months and we once again found it an ideal holiday location with our 4 year old. Having a gated pool is a real boon as we were able to allow him to play in the villa grounds without the worry of him straying where he shouldn't. The villa is clean and well maintained with a new oven (for this trip) and more importantly comfortable beds – although the pillows are a bit hard. If you need them, English speaking satellite channels – including CBeebies are available (thank heaven!) The only criticism we would have concerns the outside space - the villa sleeps up to six however there were only 3 sun loungers (one less than 10 months ago). We were lucky as there was only the 3 of us - would not have been happy if we'd been a larger party. The villa is ideally situated for Nerja town, the local Lidal supermarket and exploring further afield into the area. If you need any other recommendation, we are booking to go back next year.

  • 2012
    • Mrs Roloff, September 2012

      We have been to Nerja and used James Villas a few times now and never fault them. However we do like a sea view which we had once before in Panoramica (which was spectacular) but Carmella was very pleasant.

    • Mr Marshall, May 2012

      The Villa, as described, exceeded expectations and was perfect for our situation. The Balcony and main area was secure with noaccess outside the villa boundary without our control and the gated pool meant access to that area could also been controlled. This was essential with an overactive, livey and inquisitive 2 year old. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to any people having a young family. As to the Rep,I am used to the high standard of James when it comes to reps but she exceeded this . Unfortunately I had food poisoning on the flight over. When she found out, not only did she make her ageeed visit but made a further 3 calls during the week to ensure that there were no ongoing problems. As the villa was off the beaten track, this was obviously an intentional effort on her part and only serves to raise my appreciation both of James and the reps. If it is at all possible could my comments of appreciation be passed on to her please And yes, I will be taking more holidays with James. Keith Marshall

  • 2010
    • Milestone reached November 2010

      500th guest

    • Ms Grundy, September 2010

      Please understand i had a good holiday but the sun beds have seen better days, the mini oven did not work, the dvd player's remote did not work and the dishwasher worked intermitantly and for some reason they stord a very smelly mop and bucket in the bath room cupboard ( i tracked the smell down aftter a couple of days and moved the mop outside) Th phots of the villas furniture are out of date and not what was there this was not one of the nicest vilals i have stayed at with you

    • Mr Jones, April 2010

      Because of the volcano disruption we ended up staying in a different Villa for a second week, which was just up the road, but nicer than this one.

    • Mr Jones, April 2010

      I thought it had excellent views and was handy for both the airport and the coast.

  • 2008
    • Mr Pentlow, October 2008

      We had a brilliant holiday and can't wait for our next one! Thank you.

    • Miss Carpenter, June 2008

      Loved every minute of it, can't wait for the next!!

  • 2007
    • Milestone reached September 2007

      250th guest

    • Mr Noble, August 2007

      i was very impressed with the overall standard of service &the area rep was very polite and helful.

  • 2006
    • Milestone reached September 2006

      100th guest

  • 2005
    • Milestone reached September 2005

      50th guest

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

Pictures that appear in the villa timeline were received via our Travellers App and any opinions provided are of the customers and not James Villa Holidays.

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Carmella Reviews

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Overall rating
Scores 7.1 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
7 out of 10


Gravesend Couple
Great villa just a few things that let it down. We had to ask the rep to get the pool cleaned twice but did solve the problem in the end. As said before the double bed is old and needs replacing with a king size bed we had to sleep in separate rooms not good. You will also need to buy yourselves ant traps as this villa really suffers. One last thing that I have read in other reviews is the motorway it is not a problem and is really not that close. This is a honest review.
Confirmed guest: 10 June 2017
Published on: 11 June 2017
9 out of 10


Todmorden Couple
Loved the villa but did have issues with the road noise. Did get used to it. The villa was spotless and the owner came mid week to sort and clean the pool.
Confirmed guest: 20 May 2017
Published on: 30 May 2017
10 out of 10


Brackley Couple
Lovely villa, great location. Plenty space for the two of us for a relaxing week away. We've been to Nerja several times so are familiar with the style of road to all the villas.......the route to Carmela is partly Tarmac and partly bumpy unmade road, however you soon get used to it. Hardly any noise from the surrounding area despite the motorway being a short distance away. The television channels were better than in some locations, with Sky News and a few British channels. An idea for future guests might be to take an ant trap as the kitchen had quite a lot milling around. We would definitely stay again at this villa.
Confirmed guest: 02 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016
7 out of 10


Norwich Couple
Décor very tired, bed frame rubbish could not sleep in it;had to resort to separate beds. Not good for a romantic getaway. We have now had 4 different villas through yourselves but would not return to "Carmella".
Confirmed guest: 21 September 2016
Published on: 12 October 2016
8 out of 10


Scarborough Couple
The villa was very clean and comfortable and we enjoyed our stay, however, it should be pointed out that once leaving the main road the track to the Villa was very rough to the point of us not wanting to negotiate it. (Should be said we had a poor hire car though). One other small criticism, sleep was difficult with the constant dog barking.
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2016
Published on: 11 September 2016
4 out of 10


Oxford Family (the eldest child is at school)
This villa has a lovely outdoor area (but see the comments on the setting relating to the motorway and the pool below), but is let down by the basic and tired interior. The internal furnishings and fittings are very basic and, in terms of the two showers and shower screens, very much in need of updating. The shower screen in the main bathroom leaked terribly and the shower in the ensuite drained very poorly, despite the owner attempting to undertake work to improve the drainage during our stay. The villa was equipped to a very basic standard, with several of the things you would expect (a laundry basket, oven gloves, an acrylic or wooden spoon to stir pans with, for example) completely lacking.

The beds and pillows were very uncomfortable - the double bed in the main bedroom creaks so much that it woke me up on several occasions when I turned over!

The pool was so murky that I was reluctant for the children to use it much, and didn't venture in myself - it certainly made finding the diving toys more of an adventure!

Whilst one review talks about the proximity of the motorway, the description of the villa (which highlights the views of the mountains and countryside) should also point out the excellent view you have of the cars and lorries on the motorway which is really very close - so close that drivers would have a good view of you wandering around outside, so didn't feel as private as we would like and expect. The vehicle noise didn't bother us, but we were surprised to see the motorway so close (and so visible).

All in all certainly wouldn't go back to Casa Carmela.
Confirmed guest: 13 August 2016
Published on: 23 August 2016

Villa Carmella offers a fantastic outdoor space and we're glad you thought so too. We've passed your feedback to our resort team, to ensure the shower is draining ok, the property is well equipped and the pool is sparkling, ready for our guests to use.

5 out of 10


Peterborough Family (the eldest child is at school)
The location is too close to a busy duel carriageway and the pool was full of insects every day. Views from the outdoor area are nice. Needs air conditioning.
Confirmed guest: 06 August 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016

Thank you for your feedback. The villa offers fantastic views across the Nerja countryside and although the motorway is visible from the front terrace, it is at a fair distance as shown in the 4th photograph. This area is usually very popular as it is relatively flat and located just outside Nerja, so very convenient to go out sightseeing. We're pleased to let you know air conditioning will be available in the bedrooms from 2017.

Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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