Cortijo Padre Avilés

+34 952 294242

Shipshape style from owners who are keen sailors and around if needed. Activities proliferate; views out to sea and Africa are awesome


7 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

If it’s solitude you’re after, Padre Avilés is one of the quietest, remotest and most relaxing spots in Andalucía, up in the hills 20 minutes from Málaga – and half an hour from the airport. It’s a converted 17th-century convent steeped in history. And behind its walls lie seven excellently equipped and spacious apartments, each with its own front door and private terrace. From one you slip straight out via 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, bikes, tennis courts (coaching in summer), hammocks and two pools. 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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €725
Damage deposit
2 Apartments for 4
From €1004 beds2 bedrooms
2 Apartments for 4
From €803 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1003 beds2 bedrooms
2 Apartments for 6
From €1755 beds3 bedrooms



What a most beautiful place! Set in the hills high above Malaga lies this converted convent. We stayed for 8 days in a first floor apartment with 2 bedrooms, sitting area, kitchen with all amenities inc dishwasher and washing machine plus balcony with incredible view down to the sea. And a huge pool (much bigger than anyone else's!) and lots of sitting out places under sunshades. So relaxing... total quiet - just the sound of gentle breeze and birds. If you want an executive style retreat away from the bright lights and everybody else, this is for you. My wife and I loved it.

Humphrey, Burton Bradstock

Padre Aviles is a true gem, located up the hill, a 10-15 minute drive to/from the supermarket and roads that easily connect you to center city Malaga and get you on your way to enjoy day trips to explore the Andalucia area. Enjoy a breath taking view, clean and well equipped accommodations and access to 2 pools, a toddler playground and 2 tennis courts. The Olivo is on the 2nd floor with two good-sized bedrooms, a spacious and clean bathroom, and a terrace that overlooks a beautiful olive tree and the pool. Get spoiled by the tranquility of Padre Aviles and the warmth of the owners!

Jocelina, USA

What a gem. We spent a wonderful week here in July 2019. Just a 10 minute drive from the main coastal road, 20 minutes from Malaga. Wonderful pool and spectacular views over the hills towards the sea. Very clean apartment. The owners, David and Claire, were always around to answer any questions or give a few hints about where to go. A special shout out to their lovely daughter, Sophie, who made us delicious homemade vegan brownies. A lovely touch. We will definitely be back!

Alison, Glasgow

This place is just wonderful. We came for a 4 night break with our grandson (11), it ticked every box.....just 25mins from the airport, waking up to perfect tranquility with stunning views that will stay cemented in our minds, great pool (not salty!) enjoyed by all. Walking the boundaries of Padre Aviles was great exercise to reveal even more stunning views.The hosts are so friendly and can't do enough to ensure we had a great break, the accommodation was perfect.

chris, Kent

Claire our host welcomed us like old friends. If you want peace and quiet with beautiful views of the Mediterranean and surrounding countryside in Andalusia within easy access of the hub of Malaga with its great bars and restaurants then look no further. Amazing pools and views. Great place to escape from your everyday stresses of normal life by going for long peaceful walks in the countryside or take a short car journey into Malaga and enjoy city life in a beautiful clean city with its wonderful with its wonderful beaches and alfresco dining. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

Martin, Sussex

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 .

Alan, Leeds

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


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!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire & David Parish

  • Beautiful 17th Century convent with the most amazing views surrounded by 180 acres of Olive and almond trees. Great for total peace and quiet but only 10 mins by car from the local town.
  • Unknown to most, Malaga (20 mins way) is a lovely city, with wonderful tapas restaurants, cafes and lots to visit. The new Muelle Uno in the port has recently opened offering a lovely stroll past yatchs, good shopping and restaurants.
  • Visit the Alcazaba, Picasso Museum, Malaga Cathedral. Or why not venture to the botanical gardens, El chorro, Nerja, Frigiliana. So much to do and see in Andalucia the list goes on.
  • We have wonderful pedestrianized promenades along the sea. Nothing nicer than sitting down having a Mojito or two and watching the restaurants preparing the sardines on the BBQs (old fishing boats) and seeing families out for their daily stroll.
  • For the keen sportsmen and women, we are perfectly situated for great walks, runs and bike rides with a local bike shop renting great bikes. Whether it be for training or more leisurely cycles. Or just dip into the 20 m pool for those daily lengths!