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Seclud. Country-House/Cave Wifi Air/Con+Heating Private-Organic-Garden+Safe-Pool

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Costa Tropical and Granada Province house description

Welcome to an unforgettable holiday, in the heart of the amazing Alpujarras, on the fertile southern slopes of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, a remote, rural area with stunning views of the mountains and a mild Mediterranean climate from the nearby coast. This villa has been built in traditional Andalucía-Arabic style and children are warmly welcomed. The holiday home and the location have a lot to offer to families and those with a spirit for adventure as well as to those seeking rest and relaxation. The peace of the countryside can be enjoyed in the large garden, while reading under the shade of an olive tree beside the childproof, gated pool, playing football with the kits or spending a summer evening at the barbecue. You can go on short walks directly from the land, take day trips to the nearby coast or up to the whitewashed, winding mountain villages. It takes 40 minutes (34 miles) by car to get to Granada, one of the most beautiful and lively historic cultural cities in the world.
Attractive specific features of the property: Due to their location in the unparalleled, evergreen even in the heat of summer, Alpujarras, between the sunny coast and the high mountains of Granada, our holiday cottage is the ideal place to get to know Andalucia intimately, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It is an ideal starting point to do any kind of walks and excursions. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can take trips to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the peaks of Sierra Nevada, up to 3484m high and full of rare animals, wild rivers and untouched lagoons, resting in peace. In 25 minutes you get to the coast and in 40 minutes to Granada. Day trips can be taken to cities like Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla, Cabo de Gato etc. In addition to this, the holiday homes are only 80km away from the Sierra Nevada ski resorts. (see ski info)

Interesting specific features of culture: The time of the Moors and Arab rule lasted almost 900 years and left more of an impression on The Alpujarras than on any other region of Spain. The legacy of Arabic art and culture can still be seen in the style of buildings, the intricate irrigation system, and the local crafts, music and art. From the Arabs came recipes, which creatively combine meat or fish with fruit and herbs. They brought figs, pomegranates, citrus fruit, olives and melons with them and these sun-loving fruits are still flourishing in The Alpujarras today, alongside strawberries, prickly pears, peaches, cherries, apples, pears, quince, walnuts, chestnuts and almonds. On the property, there are about 30 different fruit trees, and the whole year one can pick fresh fruits right from the tree, ripe oranges even from October to June. The flowering time starts in February with the almond flower, the famous and historically significant and revered orange tree blossom (El Azahar) smells during the whole month of April.

Specific features of local cuisine: The Alpujarran cuisine doesn't boast any refinements, it's more about the earthy real tastes of the ingredients - and thanks to the variety of altitudes and climate zones here there's an abundance of foods on offer: air dried mountain ham, all types of sausages and cheese, meat, fish and vegetables, potatoes and eggs prepared in various ways, fruit, as well as every possible variation on olives. Many of these fine ingredients lend their charm to all sorts of Tapas, delicious nibbles whose home is Andalucía; accompanied by a glass of sherry, the world famous wine from the sunshine land of the Spanish south.
Our rates are for the whole property and all bills for 4 people incl. Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, a basic pantry with essentials (herbs, spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, honey, coffee, tea, wash powder, etc), and fire wood in winter. Only the end cleaning fee of 45 € for our cleaning staff and the single charge of 40,- € for the complete laundry (whole quality bed linen sets, bedside rugs, big and small bath towels, pool towels, set of soap and toilet paper, kitchen towels, new sponge and dish cloth and a 'Welcome-food pack' for a first snack) will be charged once and locally on arrival, as one unique cost, independent of the length of stay. Extra beds are 10,- € person/night. Children under 6 are free. We provide free high chairs and cots. Out of low season Saturday is changeover day and min. stay 1 week. Exceptions can be made. We also offer winter long let rates for 800 € - 1.200 € per month, depending of dates and length of stay and we can offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
We replay to all enquiries, even in case the house is booked already. If once we do not get back to you, the problem is probably technical r there is something wrong with your e-mail address. For this reason we recommend filling out the inquiry form as completely as possible putting your telephone number in the field where it asks for. In case you can also give us a call and we call you back immediately. Flamenco lessons in the house, horse trekking or alpine trekking in the area and ski excursions to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada can be arranged. In general it will be a pleasure to us to offer all our experience we could gather in the 20 years we are living in the area to give you any kind of practical tips and advises about what-when-where-and how to do, like walks, hikes, nice car spins, beaches, restaurants, culture events, tickets booking, etc .We really want to give you the chance to dive in and to experience the authentic Andalusia.
The land is a certificated organic farm and lawful tourist-family business which is controlled by the Spanish tourist authority and guarantees all kind of demands on security, hygiene and quality. The price includes 10% VAT and an all inclusive household contents insurance. With our long experience with the holiday house and the continuous improvements we have been doing during all these years we want to make sure that our guests can experience the most interesting and amazing holiday ever and enjoy a completely unproblematic, specially relaxing, stress less and refreshing holiday. That we are successful proves the positive comments of our guests which you can visit in the statements in our guest book and in the reviews. With the photographs you can see on this web site, we are trying as best as possible to give an impression of the product we are offering. But the experience shows that most of our guests think that the reality is much more beautiful as the pictures are able to show it.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • The double bedroom is hollowed right into the rock. From both bed rooms one has direct access to the vine-covered terrace which stretches the entire length of the south side of the house. There is an incredible view over the spectacular Sierra Lujar right from the terrace. High chairs for children and cots are available for free. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • In the bathroom there is a washing machine, an iron and a hair dryer. Soap, toilet paper, wasch powder is in the house....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Hi Oliver, we just wanted to tell you that we had a fantastic time. The kids said it was their best ever holiday. I agree. Your house and gardens are the most beautiful we have ever stayed in. On our way home, we drove up to the barrier above Capileira and played in the snow that had fallen the day before. And, yes we did use the pool everyday!! Thank you for everything. Ray Okt 2008...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchenette
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              Property Descriptor

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                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 20 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Weihnachtssaison
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €120 €150
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €680

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Ostersaison
                  Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €120 €150
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €780

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Frühlingssaison
                  Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €120
                  €680 €2,590

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Pfingstsaison
                  May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €150
                  €780

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Frühsommersaison
                  Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €120
                  €680

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Vorsommersaison
                  Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €898

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Hochsommersaison
                  Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,091

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Nachsommersaison
                  Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €898

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Nachsaison
                  Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  €120
                  €680 €2,590

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  Weihnachtssaison
                  Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
                  5 night min stay
                  €120 €150
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €680

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  €76 €100
                  Fri, Sat
                  €580 €1,590

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee €0
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Low season we offer on bookings of several weeks on the 2nd week 10%, on the 3rd 20%, on the 4th 30% and on the 5th 40% discount. In der Grundpreis-Saison geben wir auf alle mehrwöchigen Buchungen 10% Rabatt auf die 2. Woche, 20% auf die 3., 30% auf die 4. und 40% auf die 5.Woche! Sur basse saison nous offrons sur les réservations de plusieurs semaines diverses réductions réduction!


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                  Last updated: 12/25/2014
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                  Location

                  75 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Malaga or Almeria
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Órgiva
                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Motril
                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Motril
                  55 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Granada
                  15 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Lanjarón
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Órgiva
                  80 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sierra Nevada
                  25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Salobreña

                  Car: Recommended

                  Orgiva is a lively Andalusia market village, picturesque situated in a large valley in the south of Granada, right under under Europe’s clearest night sky, between the rugged and snow covert mountains and the Costa Tropical, surrounded by wild, green and well-balanced countryside, rivers and thousands of years old olive and productive orange groves. It has the steep inclinational, terraced slopes of the Alpujarras with its white shaped mountain villages to the north, the vineyard area La Contraviesa to the east and the completely virgin, wild and unspoiled hills of Sierra Lujar to the south, Our property is an organic farm producing its own olive oil and almost all over the year our guests can find rip fruits ready to be taken right from the trees. Alongside its numerous street cafes, bars, small shops, the weekly market and the indoor market, Orgiva also offers supermarkets, banks, a post office, and a cinema.

                  From the property it takes 20 min. to walk to Órgiva over a country lane.

                  Only 5 miles away is Lanjaron, the old traditional water and bath spa recently renovated with any kind of wellness oservices.

                  In the area as in the high mountains are many marked hiking trails, which are passing by fresh mountain rivers and alpine spring lagoons , perfect to enjoy a refreshing break or a even a stimulating bath.

                  It is only 25 km to the Costa Tropical, where you still will find beautiful and peaceful bays without any buildings, only a Chiringuito (beach hut/fish restaurant) right beside the water.

                  It is 50 Km to the marvellous and indescribable beauty town of Granada and the magic and breathtaking Moorish- medieval palaces of the Alhambra.

                  Our property is on an organic farm and we produce our own organic extra virgin olive oil and almost all over the year our guests can find rip fruits ready to be taken right from the trees.

                  Other Activities: Flamenco courses, mountain climbing, snowboarding, wind-surfing, dog-sledding, white-water rafting, canoeing

                  Golf: On of the attractive and noble advantages of Andalucia is that all places of interes and any kind of tourist and gastronomic attractions and infrastructures are well running whole over the year and there is no 'hibernation' out of the high seasons and over the winter time.

                  To the next golf course it takes 25km driving down to the beach.

                  Ski: Experience a completely different skiing holiday: in southern Spain! Depending on your mood and the weather conditions, you can go skiing in the Sierra Nevada, lap up the sunshine under a palm tree at a street cafe on the Costa Tropical or enjoy a tour of the world famous Alhambra Palace in the fascinating and light-hearted student city of Granada Sierra Nevada (80 km from the house) is the most modern ski resort in Spain and has more sunny days than any other ski resort in Europe. A high certainty of snow, enjoying 76 km long, wide ski runs on altitudes between 3400m and 2000m, low prices and a really friendly environment make Sierra Nevada an ideal winter holiday destination. While back at the cosy holiday home there will be a welcoming open fire in the chimney and if you wish a Finnish wood sauna, which we will be happy to prepare for you by prior arrangement. There are a telephone information line and a website which give information about the weather conditions at the ski resort.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: I dropped into the Alpujarras by accident being on a journey all over Spain. This was happening in the mid 80's and it was at the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller 'Driving over lemons' where he tells all these funny stories and amazing experiences he had to go across and in fact, I discovered the same kind of an authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Obviously the south of Granada was in these days a bit different to what it is now. The area was very poor, not many cars but lots of donkeys, TV was just coming in and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no highway hundreds of miles around. Granada was a day journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. Now I'm living this area for over 25 yaers, my children where born and grown up here and I love it every day even more. It's the Garden Eden, it's paradise!

                  Why the Owner Chose Costa Tropical and Granada Province:
                  As you will see, the house is very well prepared and comes with all inclusive. Once you are here everything will suit your requirements and you will be enjoying a relaxing holiday right from the first moment on. As well it will be a pleasure to us to offer all our experience we could gather in the 20 years we are living in the area to give you any kind of practical tips and advises about what-when-where-how to do, like it could be walks, hikes, nice car spins, beaches, restaurants, culture events, tickets booking, etc. We really want to give you the chance to dive in to the authentic Andalusia.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Cortijo el Cura is completely private and secluded. The house has recently been completely restored and decorated. Its two foot thick walls, its bedroom hollowed into the rock, its size, its vine-covered terrace which stretches the entire length of the house, and its seclusion give this cortijo a very special and private feeling. Both bed rooms have direct access to the terrace. The protected, child safe gated pool (4x7 m + a shallow area for small children; March to November) is private, surrounded by orange and hundreds of years old, spectacular olive trees and a green lawn, which invites to have a rest right in the grass or on one of the deck chairs. There is an incredible view over the spectacular Sierra Lujar right from the terrace.


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                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Living room with the open fire place

                    Living room with the open fire place

                  • The open terrace and the views over Sierra Lujar

                    The open terrace and the views over Sierra Lujar

                  • The new modern kitchen of Cortijo el Cura

                    The new modern kitchen of Cortijo el Cura

                  • The cave-bedroom which is built into the rock

                    The cave-bedroom which is built into the rock

                  • The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face of Cortijo el Cura

                    The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face of Cortijo el Cura

                  • Pool between garden + orange groves

                    Pool between garden + orange groves

                  • The nearby Costa Tropical! offers hidden beaches always good for snorkelling

                    The nearby Costa Tropical! offers hidden beaches always good for snorkelling

                  • Órgivas bunter Wochenmarkt 'El Jueves', Donnerstag

                    Órgivas bunter Wochenmarkt 'El Jueves', Donnerstag

                  • Typical high mountain village of the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada in winter.

                    Typical high mountain village of the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada in winter.

                  • Arabic cafeteria in Órgiva

                    Arabic cafeteria in Órgiva

                  • At 55Km in Granada is the best preserved Moorish building in europe, La Alhambra

                    At 55Km in Granada is the best preserved Moorish building in europe, La Alhambra

                  • Nice large sun terrace with great view over the valley

                    Nice large sun terrace with great view over the valley

                  • Living room with the kitchen in the background

                    Living room with the kitchen in the background

                  • Spectacular view over the valley and the mountains

                    Spectacular view over the valley and the mountains

                  • Arabic tiled bath room of Cortijo el Cura

                    Arabic tiled bath room of Cortijo el Cura

                  • The twin bed room with access to the large terrace

                    The twin bed room with access to the large terrace

                  • The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face of Cortijo el Cura

                    The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face of Cortijo el Cura

                  • The covered terrace and the lush grapenvine behind

                    The covered terrace and the lush grapenvine behind

                  • The Alpujarras offers between 300-3.500m all kind of landscapes, plants. animals

                    The Alpujarras offers between 300-3.500m all kind of landscapes, plants. animals

                  • The allmost famous weekly market 'El Jueves'

                    The allmost famous weekly market 'El Jueves'

                  • Mountain villages in the Poqueira gorge and snow covered picks of Sierra Nevada

                    Mountain villages in the Poqueira gorge and snow covered picks of Sierra Nevada

                  • Orgiva

                    Orgiva

                  • Only 80 Km away is the ski resurt Sierra Nevada with more than 100Km of ski runs

                    Only 80 Km away is the ski resurt Sierra Nevada with more than 100Km of ski runs

                  €76 - €156 per night (EUR)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2001
                  Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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