We are Rolf en Erna and have lived for more than 20 years in Huizen in The Netherlands. On 1 September 2011 we began a new adventure. We did quit our jobs, packed up our camper and started our journey to Southern Spain. Here we began our search for the perfect location to realize our dream.
We had the plan to start a small scale motorhome park with one or two small rental units for guests without a motorhome. We gave ourselves one year to find the perfect location and make a start.
After a lot of searching, we finally found our dream place in the sun in Algarrobo. Algarrobo is located in La Axarquía region in Andalucía, 45 kilometer east of Malaga. We purchased a house on an estate of 6000 m2 where we thought we could realise our plans. The land is hilly and stretches over several terraces so that the view of sea and mountains surrounds you, no matter where you are on the property.
Our Balcón de Andaluz is very central and only 5 minutes by car from the sea. Algarrobo Pueblo is a short 15 minutes’ walk. There are many interesting sites to see in the area.
After a period of preparing we opened Balcón de Andaluz with renting out the seperate Casita. It is tastefully decorated with a wink to the Orient. There are stunning sea and mountain views, there is a private pool, the beach is on a 5 minutes drive and Malaga Airport on a 30/45 minutes drive.
Unfortunately we could not start the small scale motorhome park. The Town Hall of Algarrobo would not cooperate with us. So that was the end of the motorhome park story.
But we had a Plan B, just in case. So we bought a second idyllic plot of land (2500m2) with beautiful Mediterranean vegetation and a cosy Villa with a large pool (8 by 4mtr) on it. The Villa was for max 6 people. We rented it out as a holiday home. And we had a Yurt as holiday ‘home’ in Torrox as well. However, our plans have been changed. And that means we sold the plot in Torrox. So we won’t take any bookings for Torrox anymore from now on (nov. ’15).
Now we can totally focus on our Balcón de Andaluz in Algarrobo, which is a fantastic oasis of peace and quiet, small and personal, in an authentic natural environment. Convince yourself: browse through our website or better yet, book the Casita or our Yurt. You are always welcome.
And we have new plans for the next year! We will cooperate with Casa Lobera in Canillas de Aceituno. Read more on this website: Arrangement Casas Andaluz.
Rolf en Erna