This is rather a special retreat. Daimalos is tiny and peaceful (if you don't mind the odd barking dog), the house is very attractive and traditional yet unusual. Intriguing library to explore and well-stocked kitchen. The pool is gorgeous and spotlessly clean - the children were in it constantly. There's shade in morning and evening but serious heat on it 11-4 so you can take your pick. We wanted somewhere as a calm base and this was perfect. Take the directions with you as nowhere this pretty is on the beaten track. Pretty steep walk from the car, too.
Great location from which we accessed beaches, supermarkets, the Alhambra, Aqua Velis waterpark, markets, a little Castle, and local cafes. Just hung out, swimming, reading, playing cards etc most of the time.
Wi-fi worked perfectly, which was all the mod cons we needed, but it's worth knowing that it's pretty steep round here - a 4x4 is a good idea - the garden is beautiful with figs, oranges, lemons etc and perfect for our 8 and 12 year old but some may find it a bit perilous for tinies - it's an atmospheric old-fashioned family house not a sterile health-and-safety-obsessed hotel. The interiors are great with moorish and quarry tiles, shutters, all sorts of interesting objects and GORGEOUS views across mountains.
They are having the driest period on record in Andalusia, so there are occasional water outages - the locals take it in their stride but it's worth knowing that it's a good idea to keep some drinking water in reserve - back up tanks deal with showers etc though.
We flew to and from Malaga and took a great nature tour up in the Sierra Blanca on the last day, in a Land Rover. saw Ibex, eagles, bee-eaters, carob trees, cork oaks, walnut and almond trees, and had a great swim in a river. Thoroughly recommend Monte Aventura tour co.
Host and contacts very helpful too. And NO mosquito bites, which was a bonus is such beautiful weather.