Villa Casa Loma.

What our guests say...

"Dear Dr. _ Mrs. Towler. As I write this on the final day of our visit, I can say that I have only one regret. We have to leave tomorrow Morning. Casa Loma has been a wonderful place to call home during an incredible vacation. The food and wine has been superb, the scenery breathtaking and the visits to the Alhambra, the cathedrals in Malaga and Granada, the caves at Nerja and of course Salobreña have made this a time I will always remember. If I had to choose just one thing I enjoyed the most, it would definitely be the people of Spain. Warm, friendly and quite forgiving of someone who speaks almost no Spanish. They have truly been a delight. I am able to see why you enjoy this country so much and I am so grateful to both of you for allowing me this opportunity. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and with every fiber of my being. I will definitely return to vacation here again."

Shane, Toronto

"The book in John's library, "Excursions in Southern Spain" was an excellent reference. Seville was fantastic. Had to stay overnight! Would highly recommend the Dona Maria near the cathedral, the caves in Nerja are worth a visit and the palace in Granada is a must see. Our thirsty bodies would be fed and watered at the charming "La Bodega" in Salobreña. They were always letting us try new tapas and the meals were delicious. The owner was always charming and treated us to some interesting after dinner drinks. What I enjoyed the most were the smells, the views of the sea, the birds, the flowers, the wine and the food—all things good for the soul. I feel refreshed and renewed! Thank you to the Towlers for allowing us such a stay in Spain. May you have these pleasures repaid tenfold."

Linda _ Peter, Toronto

"What a wonderful place! Having booked on the interenet, we were slightly nervous about what we would find, but the villa exceeded all our expectations. Fabulous views, beautifully furnished and exceptionally well equipped. We also watched every episode of Fawlty Towers on your CDs. Our favourite restaurant by far was El Penion, the restaurant on the jutting out rock. Wonderful seafood, friendly service and the best views and reasonable prices. The highlight for the children was the water park in Almunecar, for the adults it was probably a drive through the Alpujara. Thank you, John _ Lorna, for the use of your lovely second home. We very much hope to return and would recommend Casa Loma to anybody."

Julia, Mark, Joshua and Annabella, London, UK.

"I know this isn't the first honeymoon at Casa Loma, but we're firmly convinced that this was the best. Everything cooperated with us - the view, the weather, the BBQ, the natives - everything. We enjoyed side trips to Ronda (finally saw a bullfight) and Granada, but mostly just enjoyed each other and the peace and quiet. What more can I say? Casa Loma is absolutely beautiful I have never spent a more relaxing time. I understand why visitors come back again and again. A hint for those who are here for the first time - relax and do not try to see it all. The Spanish pace is refreshing, including a siesta in the afternoon."

M _ S, Boston

More information...

Below, you'll find more information about...

How to Contact Us...

Would you like to rent our Spanish Villa? We welcome your inquiries. Contact us at Or call:

Within North America: 1-519-746-8211
Outside North America: +00-1-519-746-8211

John Towler
15-A John St. E.
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 1E5 Canada


Price of rental per week is €820 Euros.

Discounts for longer rental periods can be arranged.
Maid service is available during your rental for an additional fee.

Local language...

The Villa's Monte de los Almendros is a very international community of owners. Our neighbours are English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, South African, and Danish. The common language is Spanish and then English.

Health Care in Spain...

Health care in Spain is excellent and we have left the names and contact information for local doctors and dentists. The hospital in nearby Motril is new and modern and the one in Granada is world class.

Resources at the Villa...

For your convenience, at the villa, we've provided an extensive collection of books, guides, maps, and recommendations about the area and what to see, where to go, where to eat, etc.

The "Read Me First" book provided contains complete information about the area, how to work the various machines: dishwasher, clothes washer, stove, TV, VCR, heating and air conditioning etc. It has everything we think you will want to know.

You'll also find a good library of DVDs and books. You are welcome to take what books you want with you, as long as you replace them with ones you have read and choose not to carry home. The library changes continually.

Links to More Information about Spain...

All About Spain page Still need more on Spain? This page has it all, a city guide, photo tour, traveller's yellow pages, info on bullfights _ flamencos and much, much more.

Andalucia by All About Spain.

Almunecar Information The official page of the Almunecar Town Council, a town minutes from our Villa. A wonderful site, full of information about Almunecar and the surrounding area—great photos too! To translate the site to English, click on the British flag in the upper right corner of the page. A structured site for learning about Andalucia and Southern Spain.

About Salobreña on Info about Salobreña, including: hotels _ restaurants (with phone numbers), places of interest and a calendar of festivals (Fiestas). It's a good place to start.

Tourism Motril A town of 60,000 just minutes away from the Villa.

CyberSpain Cyberspain offers you a huge journey through Spain, its culture, traditions and landscapes.

GO Spain! Go Spain is a searchable directory of selective Spain-related resources arranged alphabetically or by topic. In addition it covers Spanish fiestas all year round, cuisine, Spanish art and culture, facts and figures, a collection of pictures, and news and media among other topics.

Official Tourist Page of Spain  Everything you ever needed to know as a tourist. This is a great site for all kinds of general (and specific) info on Spain.

Spain's Government This interactive service "Sí, Spain" promotes free exchange of information on Spanish current affairs and its historical, linguistic and cultural development in conjunction with the Directorate General of Cultural Affairs of the Spanish Foreign Ministry.

Paradors (Hotels) in Southern Spain Luxury Parador Hotels in Castles, Palaces, Monasteries and spectacular locations. is being developed into an important search directory for websites related in any way to Spain _ Portugal.

Visit Costa Del Sol All the tourist information about Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain.

Salobreña _ The Costa Tropical Close to everything and close to everybody!

Activity _ Tour Options... A great site with information about fiestas all over Spain as well as links to Flamenco, Bullfighting and more!

Grand Tours In Granada! At a complete loss for things to do in Spain? The Granada Excursions Page plus links to the Alhambra (an ancient Moorish Palace located in Old Granada - Washington Irvine actually lived there for a while!).

Aqua Tropic Aquatic Park in Almunecar.

Salobreña Breezes Sports and activities website for the Costa Tropical.

Spanish Food _ Wines...

Spanish Recipes! Want to sample the cuisine before you arrive (or make it yourself after you return)? Get your authentic Spanish recipes here!

Spanish Wines What's a good meal without a good wine to go with it? Check out the Spanish Wine Page - a very interesting and thorough guide to one of Spain's greatest charms.

The Wines of Andalusia, Southern Spain Yet more links to great sources of info on Spanish wines.

Useful Travel Information...

Malaga Airport Guide and Car Rental Information - Information on all flights, car hire, airport transfers, services and facilities at Malaga Airport on Spain's Costa Del Sol.

Currency Converter—Euros to Dollars and back again—Real-time currency converter, updated every 5 minutes.

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