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Studio cottage with private pool situated in small hamlet

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Pure relaxation in charming Andalucian counryside,private pool,2 people

Heatable Pool from March 18 onwards!La Rueda, our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5 km outside Orgiva in a small hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds! Our cottage is set in its own small garden and is surrounded by a sea of colours and smells. If you don’t feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we serve you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces. Come, relax and enjoy!

Activities: This area is ideal for hiking, head off on your own or on a guided tour, also horseriding is a popular activity. The nearest beach is 40 min down the road in Salobreña, a little further on you have the choice of some very unspoilt and private little coves,including some nudist beaches. Go up to the Alpujarras (20mins) and take a dip in one of the pools of the river that comes down from the Sierra Nevada, a real experience! Check out the diving centres of La Herradura. Cordoba, Jaen and Guadix as well as Nijar or the national park of Cabo de Gata can all be visited in a day. After a busy or lazy day sit down by the pool with your favourite drink and watch the moon rise or set or on a moonfree night explore the milky way or count the many shooting stars, always with a secret wish!

Sit yourself into the hammock with your book or just doze and let the day go by.

Alternative activities: Come and relax!! You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short strolls or longer hikes - down into the country, past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short walk into the country is highly recommended during full moon! Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving and woodworks etc..). Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind!!We speak English, German and Spanish.

Culture and how to get to us: Mingle with the people and soak up the atmosphere, experience, how the locals can´t sit still once they hear a flamenco, or watch the local men in one of the street cafes of Orgiva play domino and at the same time enjoy a café con leche yourself. Taste the special foods of the area, the different cheeses, migas with sardines, papas a lo pobre and of course the famous air dried hams of the Alpujarras. Samples of these dishes are given as free tapas with an alcoholic drink in the bars. The nearest airport is Granada (1hr) which has opened up to international flights, otherwise it´s Malaga or Almeria (2hrs). A car is recommendable and we can point out a few very reasonable car rentals. If you would like to enjoy a carfree holiday, a pickup service from the airport can be organized.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/GR/01200

Stefan Told
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Stefan Told

What can we tell you about us? We, that is the boss, Stefan and his foreign wife Naomi and of course the lazy cat Blackey.(He,Austrian, she,British;cat, Spanish) We are all VERY lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world!

Naomi and I, we are both from the touristtrade. After some years of working abroad in big hotels ( we met in Geneva), we decided to do some travelling and started with 6 month in Asia. Then, after a bit of work in Austria/Germany we went off again for 2 more years. Returning back to Austria we were thinking of becoming normal and wanted to marry, have children and save up for a house…sounds familiar hey?! Anyway we rented a pub/restaurant in Bavaria and within the first year had a crisis meeting between the 2 of us.

We decided, that these above mentioned goals did NOT justify such hard work with so many long hours! So, instead of changing the job, we changed our goals into more travelling, that motivated us enough to keep going for 5 ½ years. So then we stored our few belongings and set off on a new trip, that was in 1992…..You want to know where we went?What we did? What we experienced?

Come and spend some time with us, and we will tell you!!

Anyway, we came back to Europe in 1999 and started looking for a new home somewhere a bit warmer than in the north. We happened upon this beautiful area and immediately fell in love with it, we looked at La Rueda on a Monday and bought it by Friday, soon after Blackey moved in. After having done up the lot we thought to be able to lead a quiet life and enjoy paradise. Instead we came across this charming ruin in Guajar bought it at the spur of the moment and then saw us nearly 3 years in working clothes…Both La Rueda and La Cueva turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.

La Rueda und La Cueva both turned out unique little jewels and we´d be more than happy sharing them with you.

Stefan Told purchased this house in 2000

Why Stefan Told chose Órgiva

This place has got something magical about it, so we saw this house on a Monday and bought on that Friday, without thinking very long! And we never will regret it!

As one guest wrote into the guestbook: '....if only paradise will be half as beautiful as here!'

We are in the country in a small hamlet with super friendly and extremely helpful neighbours, who continuously knock on our door to share their produce with us! ....and still we are only 5ks outside of Orgiva, with all the amenities you might want. Here you can just laze the days away or you do some easy or even more advanced hikingtours. Granada is only 1hr away, the beaches of the Costa Tropical 40mins and the villages of the Alpujarra 20mins. A few guests have been here for 7 or 8 times and still always find something new to explore. Come!

What makes this house unique

La Rueda is an idyllic little oasis in the country, surrounded by flowers, bushes and trees, with all its colours and perfumes. This place is perfect to relax and recharge the batteries!

The private pool will be heatable from March 18 onwards, for which we will charge a small fee for the KWs used:

At night sit by the pool with your favorite drink and explore the starry skies or experience the rise of the moon...or...or..or just come to unwind and slow down!


Órgiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • It´s a very bright and happy place, the combination of materials used and colours, give it a distinct ambience. It´s well furnished, the mattresses and bedding are of high quality. In summer we offer a fan and put a mosquito shield over the beds in order for you to enjoy a peaceful and healthy sleep.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The cottage has got a double bed, for single occupancy a single bed. A bathroom with a big shower, a fully equipped kitchen area with a two flame stove, a toaster, kettle, coffe machine, fridge/freezer, central heating and a sitting corner with a wood burner with glass door. Sheets and towels are provided, except for beach- and pool towels. We will wash your clothes for you and provide you with an iron and board if you would like. The Mediterranean balcony offers great views over garden, valley and mountain chain across. There is a private patio and garden with its mandarin, orange, peach and pomegranate trees and sitting area. On the lower terrace the tiled pool (complete with wave maker) is all yours, unless you let us share it with you. There is a BBQ area and another sitting corner under a centenary olive tree(hammock).Wherever you sit, you can enjoy the lovely views over the valley below and the Contraviesa mountain chain across.


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Studio cottage with private pool situated in small hamlet
average rating of 4.698413 based on 83 reviews

Cozy place with a magnificent view

  • 4 of 5

For a couple of days only we stayed at Stefan's place and enjoyed the lush garden with the private little pool as well as the cozy apartment perfectly equipped for the two of us. Thanks again and best wishes. We definitely would love to come back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

If you don't like peace and quiet and the sounds of singing birds,then don't go here.

Stefan and Naomi were perfect hosts,willing to go out of their way to make your stay better,if that's possible.

Nearby Orgiva is a lovely typical Spanish village with all amenities

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Cozy little place in a spectacular setting.

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the studio cottage and wish it could have been longer. Everything had been thought of and the property was spotless. Location was stunning and only a short walk from views of the mountains that will stay with us forever. Will certainly be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful position. Lovely garden. Small pool and no sitting room inside.

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely relaxingift week. Wonderful owners who could not have been more helpful. Great walking area.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A jewel in the alpujarros

  • 5 of 5

A delightful place to stay - the owners Stefan and Naomi were more than helpful. Such a peaceful and beautiful lovely location - near to the town of Ogilva. So many walks and birds etc to see . I would love to return and soak up the atmosphere of this amazing place again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fantastic place with loads to do in the area

  • 5 of 5

Naomi and Stefan gave us a wonderful holiday in their pretty, rustic cottage.

We had everything we needed during our week there - a comfortable bed, good shower, kitchen, lovely gardens with bbq area overlooking the olive groves and mountains, swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a busy day out.

We went on some amazing walks, a village musical evening, a visit to Granada, Orgiva's Thursday market, (all recommended by Naomi and Stefan).

I can highly recommend Naomi and Stefan's place to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable base to stay while exploring Andalusia. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Malaga and Almeria, Granada 50 ks
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
in Orgiva
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Motril - Salobreña
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We are in the small hamlet of Los Agustines embedded in a mass of greenery, colours and perfumes. Just below us are the fields of our neighbours who mostly still live of what they plant. In front of our house there is the mountain range of the Contraviesa, which separates us from the sea. You will also notice all the acequias/waterflows, that criss-cross the fields, which are still remains from the Moors who brought them into Spain. Because of our special microclimate you will see some more exotic trees like banana, mango, chirimoya or papaya to name a few. It's about 5 km to Orgiva, where you will find all the amenities like post office, banks, ATMs, supermarkets, a colourful weekly market (!), a daily market, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, bars, cafes, restaurants etc. The influence of the mainly foreign alternative lifestyles has been very positive and today Orgiva is a multicultural town that still preserves its Spanish traditions.

Other Activities: Mountainclimbing, hiking, biking, paragliding, horse riding, swimming, diving etc..

Golf: Down on the coast, 40 minutes between Motril and Salobreña, we have a good golf course in a unique setting. Play golf right on the sea, with the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada ahead of you! If your family or friends don’t feel like joining you, they can sunbathe on the beach, take a dip in the sea or enjoy one of the restaurants or coffee shops of the club. Shortly 2 new Golf courses will open, one in Salobreña and another one half way to Granada.

Ski: In winter you really have the choice! Spend a day on the empty beaches, go sightseeing or shopping to Granada or go skiing. In fact you could manage to do all in one day! Sierra Nevada offers Spain’s most modern ski resort and has the most sun hours of any European ski resort. Its well prepared slopes (up to 83 km!),the friendly ambience and the very reasonable prices make it with right a very popular ski destination. The entire outfit can be rented.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Wir vermieten auch für Einzelpersonen.Bei Einzelbelegung des Objektes ziehen Sie bitte jedes Mal Euro 10 ab pro Tag. 10 % Preisnachlass für späte Buchungen ab 5 Tage Aufenthalt (innerhalb von 2 Wochen der Ankunft).Sollten Sie mal nicht kochen wollen:Für ein komplettes Frühstück berechnen wir Ihnen nur Euro 7,50p.P. und für ein 4-gängiges Menue€ 14.50.
Bezahlung mit Kreditkarte 2% Aufschlag.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.