Modern and exquisitely equipped country house for up to 10 guests
Raynold von Samson
- english, german, spanish
About Raynold von Samson
Passionate about life in the Ronda area, loves gardening, photography, painting, music, cooking, sailing, hiking, cars, and to entertain family and guests at our house... Retired.
Raynold von Samson purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Raynold von Samson chose Arriate
We built the villa in the midst of a charming olive grove in 2001. The peace and quiet, the rural environment, the views, the friendly people, the excellent food, the central location to visit major cultural centers and endless beaches, etc. all of these and more made us look no further for a perfect location.
What makes this Villa unique
Cleaning service is provided. The maid can be asked to stay for additional hours, if necessary at €10 per hour, payable directly to the maid. The maid does not work on weekends or legal holidays. If you wish to have a private chef cook one or several meals during your stay, this can be arranged in advance at a very reasonable price. Please contact us about this additional service. All linen and towels are provided. Towels are changed bi-weekly, bed linen once per week. As an additional service, we can stock up your pantry on your behalf prior to your arrival if necessary. We offer discounts of 5% for 2 weeks 10% for 3 weeks and 15% for 4 weeks during the summer season. If you bring your portable computer, you can log on to our wireless broad band network at no additional charge.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please contact if you-re bringing a pet
Please contact us if you would like to contact a chef to cook for you
Please contact us as soon as you receive the keys to your rental car and are about to begin your trip to the villa from the arrival airport.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely family home in a beautiful setting on the outskirts of Arriate (near Ronda). The villa is large and well equipped and was ideal for our family holiday (children 7 and 4). We are most grateful to Raynold who was the perfect host. We intend to return.
A wonderfull month with the sun and the mountains
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Cobijo. The site is beautiful, the house has a soul, in more of being spacious and confortable. The owners are very nice and helpful, the village of Arriate is quiet and not invaded by busses of tourists, and the sun was in everyday for 28 days in a row... What do you want more, especially when you come, like us, from a country of cold and snow.
There are plenty of nice villages around, with plenty of hiking trails, Ronda is always nice, as usual, and you can make it easily to Malaga, Grenada and even Sevilla and return the same day if you wish.
There is a nice restaurant just entering the village, "El Muelle de Arriate", where Frank is always happy to treat you.
It is the perfect house for relaxing and enjoying life.
Dear Louise and Marc, thank you so much for choosing our house and for your kind words. Teresa and I couldn’t wish for more than having a wonderful family enjoying a peaceful vacation in our Andalusian winter months.
Beautiful Villa in Arriate, Andalucia
Excellent in all senses; wondeful Villa, very tastefully decorated and furnished. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. Everything was as good as or better than the description. Plenty of interesting towns and villages to visit. Raynold was extremely helpful and kind. Thanks Very Much Indeed.
Lovely and well thought out villa - perfect for families.
The owners could not be nicer or more helpful and generous. The view from the house is one of the loveliest I've seen. The house is beautiful, very spacious and well laid out for large families. We had a really wonderful time.
Lovely stay in a great villa!
This villa was really luxurious and offered everything we needed for our one week stay. We were most impressed by the standard of the property and it was immaculately clean. Special thanks to Maria that came to the house every day to tidy up even do our washes. We didn’t see anybody but the pool was checked every morning. The water was crystal clear and still cold even with the high temperature we got (38 degrees..).
We had 4 kids in tow (age 7-9) and this fabulous place worked perfectly to accommodate and entertain them. There were lots of board games, lego and at the heatest moment of the day, the X-Box was a nice distraction. We loved the pool and the large and verdant garden.
The rooms are very elegant with wonderful artwork and lots of welcoming touches. Every room has their own facilities and very good (and silent) air-condition. The build quality is exceptional and all bedrooms are quiet and very private.
The kitchen is well equipped - and we all ate together at a large table on the veranda, overlooking the valley and the sunset. There are breezes to cool the villa - although it looks as though it would be wonderful even in winter as it has a woodburner and cosy furnishings in the beautiful living room.
We all would definitely recommend a stay here and would definitely stay here again.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words. The cool nights help keep the water temperature down even in this very hot summer. We love it when our guests enjoy their stay.
We all love it! The villa, the location, the weather, the people. Simply WOW!
The property is accessible through a remote controlled iron gate along a small driveway leading up to the house. The house is located 1.5 km away from the charming, rural village of Arriate and 8 km away from historic Ronda. Ronda is situated 1 hour from the airport of Málaga, 45 minutes from Marbella and the Costa del Sol, as well as 1 hour and 15 minutes from downtown Sevilla. The scenic Serranía of Ronda is well-known for its magnificent views, its beautiful hiking trails and the famous white mountain villages. In addition, one can reach the Alhambra in Granada in one and one half hours (145 km) as well as Córdoba in just over 2 hours (200 km) by car. Gibraltar and Algeciras are 100 km away, and the endless Atlantic coast beaches of Tarifa up to Cadiz, one of Europe´s most famous windsurfing resort, can be reached in 2 hours. The region provides over 40 of Spain´s finest golf courses, some of which can easily be reached in under 50 minutes.
Other Activities: hiking, visiting Ronda, Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, fine dining