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Magnificent spacious Moorish house with private pool. WIFI

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 very comfortably

Lovingly renovated with inspiration from the Alhambra, the interior of Casa San Jose is built around the original patio which rises up through it's centre, opening up to the sky. The patio is covered by a glass roof which can be rolled back during the summer months. The large ground floor entrance has a fountain and tiled seating area. A wide stairway leads to the first floor where most of the bedrooms and bathrooms are situated. The mainly open plan second floor provides spacious living areas, dining and the kitchen. The house has several terraces providing both shaded and sunny places to sit, relax, eat and swim in the large private pool.

Golf Details: There are two 18 hole golf courses, one on the coast at Motril and the other close to Granada. Both are approximately 35 kms drive.

Ski Details: The Sierra Nevada ski resort, 'Sol y Nieve' (Sun and Snow), is approximately 50 minutes drive away. The ski season starts in December and can run through until April.

Brilliant Location : Magnificent cities, great beaches, good walking, skiing, golf, swimming, shopping and a genuine experience of Spain.

More Details

Wendy Prescott / John Sherlock
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been successfully renting the house since 2002 and lots and lots of people have enjoyed happy holidays there. Sorry there are no direct quotations- the guest book is in the house and we, unfortunately, are not!!
Nov 2007
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El Valle Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The bathrooms are a feature of the house and are beautifully tiled using patterns inspired by the Alhambra. The two bathrooms with showers have large walk-in power showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 child bed
  • The house sleeps 8 very comfortably but can accommodate more depending on your party. Also available are a sofa bed (suitable for 2 adults) and a cot. For more details regarding possible sleeping arrangements please call.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
The pool is large (10m by 4.5m). It is 2m at the deep end and has underwater lights, which are spectacular at night. It can also be heated; please contact us to make a special arrangement for this facility. The washing machine is situated in a utility room. For winter usage, all floors have underfloor heating. Our cleaning lady visits regularly to maintain the pool. Extra cleaning/maid services can be arranged at an hourly rate. Telephone to request.


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Magnificent spacious Moorish house with private pool. WIFI
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Cambridge, MA USA

Beautiful, restful, convenient

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a beautiful house to stay in where we could hang out if the weather was poor and one that was peaceful, yet convenient to hiking and roaming around. This was a perfect place for all of that. The village was friendly and convenient. The house was beautiful and had the best equipped kitchen we have seen in all,of our VRBO rentals.

We were there in November, so swimming was out, but the beautiful walled swimming pool area was a wonderful place to relax with the afternoon sun warming us up. The hearth in the livingroom was welcome at night. Not recommended for people who cannot handle stairs.

L & J November 28, 2017

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near London

A really special house in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

The house is surprisingly large and upside down with the kitchen, pool and main living areas and the rest of the house below arranged around a central atrium. Ther is also no shortage of reading matter. It was real pleasure to stay here.

The village, we were a bit out of season in September, is as sleppy as you can get. The valley is beautiful and full of fruit trees (Oranges, Lemons, Olives and plenty more). The location near Granada and Sierra Nevada is great.

We really liked the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday, great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Moorish house in the middle of a very pretty and well placed village. The house far exceeded our expectations, the description and photos don't prepare you for such a special place. The outside space and pool were also in keeping. Restabal as a village is convenient for both trips to Granada and the coast. The Bar Jovii was friendly and welcoming. We would definately come again - the house would also be suited for colder weather breaks too.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week with six other friends in April. The house is rustic, gorgeous, and spacious. There is a pretty tiled fountain courtyard on the ground floor that opens out to the roof of the house. A giant glass window over the little courtyard can be rolled back, opening up the whole house to fresh air. The layout of the house is very open with the central courtyard allowing you to interact with all three floors of the house.

On the second floor there are four bedrooms (1 with a bunk bed, 1 with a double bed, 1 with two single beds, and another 1 with two single beds), two bathrooms, and a small living room. On the third floor is the master bedroom and bathroom. There is one more half bathroom on the ground floor by the entrance. The dining room, another living room, and kitchen are also on the third floor. The pool can be accessed from both the second and third floors. The kitchen is nice and has all of the basics you would need for your stay (including a small juicer to make fresh orange juice from local oranges!). There is an old speaker/audio system that we were able to hook up to our mp3 players and play music for the first few days but which stopped working, we're not sure why, could be the cables or the old receiver. There are lots of little areas to hang out here and there, indoor and outdoor, which is great. You can hang out as a big group together or split off and do your own thing in another corner of the house.

The villa was perfect for us. We spent a few days taking road trips to Granada, Sevilla, and going on a nearby hike. The rest of the days we spent lounging around in the house, by the pool, reading books, playing games, going on runs through the neighboring villages, and generally enjoying a really relaxing holiday. We ate at the restaurant below Bar Jovi, which was very good and highly recommended, especially the roast suckling pig! The villagers and bar/restaurant staff were really friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed visiting the local bars in Restabal and surrounding villages - the free tapas with each drink were always interesting and delicious.

All of us enjoyed our stay immensely and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa! Thanks for a great stay, John & Wendy!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfull time in restabal

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time return in Restabal for the four of us; this time we had opportunity to be there for the the local fiesta that is very typic and friendly. The house is outstanding and so agreable to enjoy along with the swimming pool that is a must for the kids.

Thanks to John and Wendy

The french family !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Between the Hell and the Heaven

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at Casa San Jose, we went all right after the house through the narrow "streets"... a real nightmare (this is the dark side of the location, what I call the Hell side).

But went we found the car park we discovered a wonderfull house and a great swimming pool.

We used and followed all the informations left by the owners during the week it was Great.

My only regret (but not for my wife), I discovered the Jovi BAR the last day (above the restaurant), I missed to keep an eye above me.

Wonderful holiday thanks to John & Wendy's super house!

A last thing you have to be prepared for the crowing of the cock every morning but it's lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
El Bar Jovi, Restabal
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Santa Clara, Granada
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Lecrin - El Valle
Nearest Restaurant
La Despensa del Valle, Restabal
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Sol y Nieve, Granada (Mulhacen)
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The village of Restabal is set amongst stunning orange and lemon groves with the beautiful lake of Beznar below. The location of the house is ideal for a wide range of activities from days at the beach to exploration of history and culture in the majestic city of Granada with the Alhambra and Albaicin. Or you can just lounge around the pool!. On your doorstep are many typical Spanish villages all within walking distance through olive or citrus groves. The nearest beaches are on the Costa Tropical (approximately 30 minutes away), and further afield are the resorts of La Herradura and Nerja. Restabal itself boasts the warm welcome and tranquility of a genuine Spanish village, with typical bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

For rentals of 2 weeks or less a £250 returnable deposit is payable which is held against damages/breakages. A larger deposit will be required for longer rental periods.
Outside of high season, a shorter minimum stay or a different changeover day, may be available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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