Secluded 2 Floor Country Villa, Mountain Views, Organic Garden, Child Safe Pool(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Barbecue fire place Playground Panoramic Views Nature Peace 10min walk to town
The lush garden is very child-friendly and it has a playground with a slide tower, tire swing, rocking horse, toys and a football field with one goal.
The property is only 1km away from town (10-15 minutes walking distance) but it still provides with all the quietness and tranquility of pure nature to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
There is another house on the property land (3000sqm) - in one part I live myself, and two other parts of this house I rent to visitors. The pool area is shared by all houses within the property. All holiday houses have their own garden area and barbecue. The distance between the two houses is enough for it to still feel secluded. I live in the ground floor of the other house and will be totally available to help out with any queries, suggestions, ideas and touristic information if necessary.
We are able to share our experience gathered here over 20 years and offer you practical tips on activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, cultural events, ticket reservations (for example, Alhambra tickets), etc. so that you are able to experience the authentic Andalusian culture. In addition, we can organise and facilitate flamenco classes, cooking courses, riding tours, alpine hiking tours and ski days.
We can arrange car hire from Malaga Airport with a very efficient car rental company with excellent services (small company, no queuing, quick and personalised service, no pre-charged petrol, etc.). The service refers to a new air conditioned car with full comprehensive insurance without any excess for two named drivers.
While staying with us, a visit to the Alhambra in Granada is an absolute must. The Alhambra is Europe’s largest and best preserved Moorish (Arabic-Medieval) palace and fortress-building, with unimaginable beauty and refinement. As it is also one of Europe’s most visited monuments, we recommend booking tickets in advance (ideally with a few months´ notice) following this link:
To print out the tickets at the cash point of the Caixa Bank in Órgiva or at the Alhambra entrance, it is important to present the same credit card/bank pass which was used for the online payment.
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, own garden and shared pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children fewer than 12 is free.
The rate includes all utilities such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood (during winter), a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
The final cleaning fee of 45€ is for our professional cleaning staff and the 40€ for the complete welcome service set which contains the following:
- Complete clean linen set of quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, pool/beach), kitchen cloths, sponges, set soap and toilet paper, candles and matches.
- A welcome food pack for a first snack with bread, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of local organic wine and a fruit bowl.
- Personalized reception at a meeting point in the village as well the guiding and the introduction to the property.
These fees will be charged upon your arrival only once as one single payment, as it is a unique value, independent of the length of your stay. This will ensure that you will find the property in spotless condition giving your holiday the perfect start.
We provide high chairs and cots for free.
Changeover day is on Saturdays during summer season (start of July to end of August). The rest of the year we can be flexible and arrange for a different day of the week.
Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. From November to March we also offer long let rates for 800€ - 1.200€ per month (depending of dates and length of stay) on special conditions (min. two months). We can also offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.
Our property is a lawful family-tourism business which is registered and monitored by the Spanish Tourism Authority (Consejería de Turismo y Deporte) which guarantees the highest standards for safety, hygiene and quality. It also has the official Andalusian seal ACROCOLOR as an organic olive and orange farm.
We have over 20 years of experience as landlords and the continuous improvement of the houses will guarantee our guests a thoroughly smooth and relaxing holiday. This can be confirmed by the excellent feedback left by our wonderful guests (please check our reviews).
We respond to every request even if the house is already booked. If you do not receive a reply it may be due to a technical issue or an error in the email address that you specified. Therefore, feel free to call our phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarras, in the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny microclimate all year round. You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucia intimately, away from the busy touristic spots. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can have amazing excursions to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484m and is replete with a unique wildlife, beautiful rivers and pristine lagoons. The house is only 25 minutes driving distance to the coast, 40 minutes to Granada (one of the most beautiful and lively historic and cultural cities in the world) and little over than one hour to Sierra Nevada ski resorts.
Day trips can include beautiful destinations such as Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.
Blessed with gorgeous weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events: you can ski all the way from end of November to April; olive harvest for our own biological olive oil begins in December; almond flowering bloom starts in January; in March, Órgiva celebrates its patron saint with spectacular fireworks; during Easter time there are impressive marches and processions; the historical and revered orange blossom El Azahar occurs in April, filling the valley with its enticing scents; May is an excellent month to go hiking; Granada’s famous Féria with daily corridas de toros (bullfighting) happens in June; July and August vibrate with cheerful and animated village festivals; in September you can enjoy the warm waters in the stunning Mediterranean beaches; the Harvest Festival of Órgiva happens in early October; and in November the local bars start to light their open fireplaces where people enjoy roasting chestnuts.
Whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and will give you the chance to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalucian lifestyle.
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Member since: 2001
- 90 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
The entire property and the pool are very children safe and children friendly. On the land is a play ground, a slide and a swing. Upon request we provide high chairs and cots or child beds with the complete bedding for no cost....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Well educated dogs are warm welcome. But dogs need definitively to know that they must always stay on the ground and never get on any chair, sofa or bed! When arriving with pets we charge a security deposit of 300 €. ...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- All bedrooms are equipped with new and good quality 2 meters sprung mattresses and continental quilts with very good cotton coatings, all new and of European standard in size and quality. The large bedroom has direct access to the sun terrace by a patio door. The excellent construction and insulation and thermo-glazed windows make a winter evening or a siesta on a hot summer afternoon to a pleasantly pleasure. High chairs and cots with complete bedding will be provided on request at no charge....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- On the subject “homeowner lives in the same grounds”: We as homeowners are aware that our guests not only trust about a certain amount of money, it is about something much more valuable; a part of their annual holidays. In this regard, your holiday is guaranteed in good hands. Small, weekly work on the land, such as cleaning the pool and watering are the only moments in which I have to appear briefly in the garden. Otherwise, I take extraordinary care of the preferences of our guests, whether they are looking for some contact rather they prefer a private and peaceful holiday. On the subject of sharing the pool area with other guests: The whole property and its gardens are lush generous and the type of accommodation, the area and the booking process directly with us via the Internet reached guests with a trusting, open, flexible, natural and very easy going profile. Since we rent, we had only very positive experiences in this way....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
Satellite / Cable:
We provide Spanish digital-TV in Spanish and original audio, international satellite-TV and international Internet-TV with sport and cartoon channels and a free Videothek of 1.000 titles and series....moreless
Our TV offers several channel sources which can make the use of it quite complicated. Our guests have to know how to handle the TV themselves, unfortunately we are not able to help them with this....moreless
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Nude Beach
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
In the house are not, as often common in southern Europe, loose sheets with loose Acrylic blankets on top, but depending on the season thinner or thicker quilts with an appropriate bed coating....moreless
Living room with double sofa bed, rocking chair, open fireplace, library, table games, tourist information, satellite TV, Spanish TV, DVD, CD, radio, air condition and heating and a free wifi...moreless
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mosquito Magnet
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
The rustic kitchen of solid wood and a countertop made of real granite as all its facilities are very complete and of good quality microwave/grill, dining table for 6, coffee machine, toaster, juicer...moreless
- Pantry Items:
The upper sun terrace offers a panoramic view all over the village, the valley and the mountains. In winter, you can savour a relaxing sun bath, while enjoying the beauty of snow-capped peaks....moreless
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 5 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
5 night min stay
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 3 - Jul 14, 2017
5 night min stay
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2017
14 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 2 - Sep 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Sep 16 - Nov 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $0.00
Rates for up to 4 adults, all incl. except 45€ end cleaning and 40€ welcome service. Because of the versatile pricing specification options it could come to price overlaps. We will calculate the best rate for you.
Over low season we offer on bookings of several weeks and on last minute bookings interesting discounts. From November to March we also offer long let rates for 800€ - 1.200€ per month (depending of dates and length of stay) on special conditions (min. two months).
Preise inkl. aller Nebenkosten, ausschließlich 45€ Endreinigung und 40€ Willkommens-Service-Paket. Wegen der vielseitigen Preisangaben kann es zu Preisüberschneidungen kommen. Wir kalkulieren den für Sie günstigsten Preis.
In der Wintersaison können wir auf mehrwöchige Buchungen und last-Minute Anfragen interessante Rabatte geben. Unsere Winterangebote bei mehr als 2 Monaten Mietzeit sind zwischen November und März je nach Dauer und Datum 800€ - 1.200€ pro Monat zu speziellen Konditionen.
Prix pour jusqu'à 4 adultes, tout inclus, à l'exception de 45€ de nettoyage et 40€ de service d'accueil.
Parce que des options polyvalentes de spécification de prix il pourrait produire tarifs conflits. Dans ces cas, nous calculons les meilleurs tarifs pour vous.
En hiver nous pouvons aussi proposer des tarifs réduits pour des réservations de dernière minute et nous vous proposons les tarifs de location pour long termes, en fonction de la période et de la durée du séjour, à partir de 800€ à 1.200€ par mois et dans des conditions particulières.
Precios para hasta 4 adultos, todo incluido, excepto 45€ de limpieza final y 40€ Servicio de bienvenida.
Debido a las versátiles opciones de especificar los precios podrían, ocurrir conflictos entre tarifas. Se calcula la mejor tarifa para usted.
En invierno podemos ofrecer descuentos para reservas de varias semanas y reservas de última hora, además de tarifas de larga estancia (min. dos meses) con alquileres de 800€ - 1.200€ (según duración) en condiciones especiales
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Cortijo El Potro is just 1km away from the town Órgiva, with easy access by car and it only takes about 10 minutes walk to reach it. The property is located in the south-faced slopes of the impressive Sierra Nevada and just 30 minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches of the Costa Tropical.
This region is characterised by its lush Mediterranean landscape with diverse and fertile vegetation, Europe´s cleanest starry sky and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Sierra Nevada provides the region with fresh water, which finds its way through the ‘Acequias’ all along into the terraced fields. Acequias are ancient Moorish irrigation channels built into the rocks which cross the hilts all over the region. There are amazing opportunities to explore the stunning nature with pleasurable walks and hiking tours.
The closest town, Órgiva, is a lively, southern Andalusian town, picturesquely situated in a large valley in the middle of a wild mountain landscape, surrounded by rivers, olive and orange groves between Granada and the coast. It has numerous street cafes, bars, restaurants, terraces, small shops, a weekly market and an old-fashioned market hall with fish, meat and vegetable stands. Órgiva also has supermarkets, organic shops, banks, a post office and an emergency hospital.
Only 7 km away is the traditional spa-town Lanjarón, with its ancient but recently renovated baths offering various wellness services.
Granada is situated just 50km away from the house. Its marvelous and indescribable beauty with breathtaking Moorish-medieval palaces of the Alhambra makes this city one of the true gems of Europe.
There are three excellent golf courses within the radius of 30km from the property.
And there is also, of course, Sierra Nevada. This is Spain´s most modern ski resort and the one with the most sunny days in the whole Europe. It has an altitude between 2000m and 3400m over 110km of slopes. High snow, long and wide pistes, reasonable prices and a surprisingly comfortable atmosphere make Sierra Nevada an exceptional ski destination.
After a ski day, there will be a fire in the fireplace and a freshly squeezed orange juice waiting for you in the house. On request, you can also book an irresistible hot Finnish wood-fired sauna.
The privileged location of this property gives you the unique opportunity to choose between going skiing in the Sierra Nevada, enjoying the urban and cultural buzz of Granada, sunbathing on the beach, exploring the local nature or staying in the house having a barbecue in the garden.
CULTURE AND FOOD
The nearly 800-year-long period Moors and Arab culture has influenced the landscapes of Alpujarra more than any other Spanish regions. The culture of the Moors is reflected in the architecture as well as in the arts and crafts, music and cooking. But above all, the Moors cultivated the land, built terraces and irrigation ditches, and brought a variety of plants and fruits from the East that shaped the landscape until the present days. Órgiva is known for its millenary olive trees, some which were planted by the Romans, with their powerful, distinctive gnarled trunks. Today there is an interesting addition to the old traditional alternative culture of artists, craftspeople, organic farmers or shops, Arabian tearooms, yoga and flamenco schools and a Buddhist center.
Culinary highlights in Órgiva: Spain is a gourmet's paradise and a country that enjoys the pleasure of food. The cuisine of the Alpujarra lives from the natural flavor of its products due to the unique combination of different altitudes, temperatures, natural waters and microclimate. As such, its cuisine oozes of colorful and vibrant taste. There is a vast myriad of delicious stews (including the world-famous paella), air-dried mountain ham, salames, chorizos, mountain cheese, seafood, fresh vegetables, wine, Cava, Sidra, and other local dishes which are considered world-class foods. Many of these specialties are served as tapas (delicious nibbles that come with a drink – beer, glass of wine or sherry).
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: I came across the Alpujarras by chance during my journey through Spain in the mid 80's. This was about the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller ‘Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (The Lemons Trilogy)’ where he tells all these funny tales and amazing experiences he had in this very region. I also discovered the same sort of authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Back then, south of Granada was very different to what it is now. The area was impoverished, there were not many cars around but lots of donkeys instead, TV was a novelty and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no motorway for hundreds of miles. Granada was a day's journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. I’ve been living in this area for almost 30 years and my children were born and grew up here. I absolutely love this region. Since then, I've been exploring the many things this area has to offer: hiking, skiing, cycling, snorkeling, biking, cooking, climbing and partying, of course. It´s my home and it feels like paradise!
Why the Owner Chose Órgiva, Granada, Spain:
The privileged and quiet area set in absolute natural tranquility right above the village and only 1km away from town (10-15 minutes walking and 2 minutes by car). This is the perfect location to explore the immediate wild surroundings, Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Granada and the Costa Tropical.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Cortijo El Potro is a wonderful and spacious two-floor Andalusian villa with a gorgeous Mediterranean garden, large swimming pool area, cozy and bright indoors, a sunny terrace and a breathtaking view of the mountains. Secluded and yet close to town, its quality standards, finishing details and comfort guarantees a lovely place for the whole family to enjoy a wonderful, fun and relaxing holiday. Its special location offers the unique opportunity to discover the natural Andalucía with its ancient Moorish villages, mountainous landscapes, Mediterranean beaches, the mighty Sierra Nevada and the historic town of Granada among many other spectacular sites. I am more than happy to share my knowledge gathered over the last three decades to give you suggestions on the best places to visit, the local foods to enjoy and all the unmissable activities you can experience in this Andalusian treasure.
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Cortijo el Potro
Covered terrace facing pool area from the Cortijo
One of the two Granadien-Arabic tiled bathrooms
The mountain views
The mountain villages of the High Alpujarra
The Costa Tropical is closeby
The pool area is fenced, making it safe for children
The shared pool area
The other bathroom with shower
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada
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