Very Private Villa, Mountain, Views Lush Organic Garden, Child Safe Pool, Calm(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-14 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Fireplace BBQ A/C Heat WI-FI Playground Fully Equipped Fenced Pool Lush Nature
The idyllic terrace is partly covered by an ancient vineyard and is the ideal spot for sunbathing or simply relaxing, taking in the riveting fragrance of the orange blossom (in April) and the ever-changing colours of the spectacular mountains beyond. Right beside the sunny terrace there is a huge stone-built barbecue.
Inside you can enjoy a lovely intimate atmosphere within the thick-stone built walls in an authentic traditional southern Spanish style, with a pleasant indoor temperature all year-round. Both bedrooms, particularly the cozy cave-bedroom carved into the rock, are perfect for an enjoyable siesta on a hot summer afternoon and the open fireplace in the living room gives warmth in the winter evenings. In order to get to the cave-bedroom, you have to walk through the other bedroom. In addition, the house contains air conditioner and a heating system.
The new kitchen is fully equipped and has high standard facilities. You will have all that you need (for example, sharp kitchen knives, large red wine glasses, quality mattresses and bed linens, north European standard duvets and towels).
The private swimming pool (3.5x6.5m plus a shallow part, open from April to November) and the lawn area surrounding it are fenced and completely childproof. The lush garden with abundant green vegetation is entirely child-friendly and has a playground, tire swing and a rocking horse.
The property is only 2km away from Órgiva (20 minutes walking distance) and it provides with all the quietness and tranquility of pure nature to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
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.
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/cash card which was used for the online payment.
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and 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 + Internet -TV Imagenio with free Video Library, 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 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 micro climate 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 3.484 m 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 Feria of Órgiva (harvest festival) 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
- 70 m²
- Max. occupancy 5
The entire property and the pool are very child safe and child friendly. On the land is a playground, 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 for sure that they must always stay on the ground and never will jump on any chair, sofa or bed! When arriving with pets, we need to be informed by your first enquire and we charge a security deposit of 300 € which will be balanced on the day of departing. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- 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. Each bedroom has direct access by a patio door to the vine covered terrace which extends all over the entire south side of the house. 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: 1 Bathroom
- I would like to point out that as a house owner, I am very aware that our guests trust us with something very valuable, namely a part of their precious annual vacation. My job is to welcome them as guests, to introduce them into the house, to answer questions, to carry out repairs or services, to take care of the garden and the pool, or to do weekly work in the country such as pool maintenance and irrigating. In doing so, I take extraordinary care of the preferences of my guests, whether they are looking for more contact or prefer a completely undisturbed holiday. In this respect you and your holiday are guaranteed in very good hands. ...moreless
- 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
- 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
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
The new solid kitchen with countertop made of real granite as its facilities are complete and of good quality. A new sponge and dish cloth, kitchen towels, dish soap and washing powder are provided....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Ski & Snowboard
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
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
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
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
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children under 12 is free. The rate includes all utilities, as well such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood and a pantry with the essentials.
There is a final cleaning fee of 45€ for our professional cleaning staff plus 40€ for a complete “arrival set”. 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.
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).
Because of the versatile pricing specification options (day-week-month-weekend rates), it could come to price overlaps. In these cases, we calculate the best rate for you.
Unsere Preise gelten für das komplette Anwesen für bis zu 4 Personen (bei Extra-Aufbettungen sind Kinder bis 12 Jahre gratis), inklusive aller Nebenkosten, auch Wi-Lan, Gas, Brennholz, Strom und eine kleine 'Basis-Speisekammer'. Nur die Endreinigungsgebühr von 45,- € für unser Putzpersonal und der einmalige Satz von 40,- € für den kompletten Kit an frisch vorbereiteter Ausstattung werden bei Ankunft vor Ort extra abgerechnet, da es sich um einen einmaligen Aufwand handelt, unabhängig von der Dauer des Aufenthaltes.
Winterangebote von November bis März bei mehr als 2 Monaten Mietzeit: Je nach Dauer und Datum 800€ - 1.200€ pro Monat zu speziellen Konditionen.
In der Wintersaison können wir auf mehrwöchige Buchungen interessante Rabatte geben.
Wegen der vielseitigen Möglichkeiten der Preisangaben für Tage, Wochenenden, Wochen und Monate kann es zu Preisüberschneidungen kommen. In solchen Fällen kalkulieren wir den für Sie günstigsten Preis.
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Cortijo El Cura is just 1 mile away from the town Órgiva, with easy access by car and it only takes about 20 minutes walk to reach it. The property is located in fertile valley of the Guadalfeo river within 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 7km 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: 1995
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 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 and private tranquility in a fertile valley and only 1 mile away from town (15-20 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:
El Cura is a stunning, paradise-like Andalusian villa in a perfectly tranquil location with a gorgeous and lush Mediterranean garden, beautiful swimming pool area, cozy and comfortable indoors, a long 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.
- Primary: +34 658769714
- Secondary: +34 958784550
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Cortijo el Cura and its garden surrounding it
The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face
Spectacular view over the valley and the mountains
The entire pool area is surrounded by a fence, safe for the children
Mountain views from the terrace
The grape vine covered terrace all along the south face
The open terrace and the views over Sierra Lujar
The private pool situated in the tropical garden
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada
Mountain villages in the High Alpujarra
The Costa Tropical is closeby
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