Casa Mojo is a secluded villa in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Set on a terraced hillside amongst 100 olive trees, the villa is a uniquely designed house, built in 2006, consisting of a spacious octagonal living area and two generous bedrooms sleeping 4 adults both with en-suite bathroom facilities. In the large double bedroom there is a day-bed which can accommodate up to 2 children or up to 2 cots for babies. The villa is finished to a high standard with contemporary interior space complementing traditional architecture. Casa Mojo is surrounded by an acre and a half of olive, orange, lemon and almond terraces with magnificent views of the majestic Sierra Lujar and beyond the sparkling Mediterranean. An inviting 9 by 5 metres swimming pool, enclosed by a safety fence and gate sits in splendor just below the house. Internet access now available.
Casa Mojo near Lanjaron, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Retreat With Private Pool, Shaded Terraces And Stunning Views. 10 Mins Drive From Town
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 2, 2018
About Kath Endersby
The property is jointly owned by friends Kath & Mark, Jo & Will. We all became great friends after spending a month sharing a house in Goa, India in 1996. We have all remained the greatest of friends and shared lots of travels and fun times since. In 2004 we had this mad idea that we’d build a house in Spain. We ended up buying this beautiful plot of land and then spent a couple of years camping and sleeping in our hammocks on the land whilst we watched our jointly designed house slowly being built and coming to life.
Kath Endersby purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Kath Endersby chose Lanjarón
We ended up buying this beautiful plot of land and building a house! We all spent a couple of years camping and sleeping in our hammocks on the land whilst we watched our jointly designed house slowly being built and coming to life.
What makes this Villa unique
We all absolutely love spending time at Casa Mojo and now enjoy lots of family trips sleeping in luxury, enjoying the amazing pool and the tranquility and beauty of the location. We all hope you will enjoy your time at Casa Mojo as much as we do!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great holiday home in Spanish countryside. Well equipped, good layout and great outside space
We had a great time in this holiday home early October. We were there with our 2 yr old, the house was a perfect fit for our family setup. Fantastic house for anyone who wants to be away from it all. Plenty activities in 1 hour drive distance.
Fabulous holiday, beautiful setting - wonderful pool! Very happy, very relaxed!
This is a wonderful villa with great views of the mountains. The area is beautiful and the villa itself is superb. Best word to describe our experience here is ‘tranquility’.
Exactly as shown in property details. Absolutely stunning location. Amazing gardens and breathtaking
From the first day of booking, the owners were helpful and efficient. It is perhaps the best equipped hose we have stayed in. Everything had been thought of and it felt like home from the moment we arrived. The pool area was fantastic and a great place to “hang out” as a family. The access to the property is interesting and you do need to be confident in your driving ability and your car needs decent ground clearance. Fabulous holiday.
Thank you so much Joanna. We're delighted your family felt at home and enjoyed the pool area as much as we do. Thanks for being great guests too!
If you want to be away from it all and at one with nature this is the Casa for you.
Jo has been very helpful and always replies promptly to emails.
Thanks Anita. It's a little paradise isn't it?
A superb villa with excellent salt water pool.
This is a very well equipped and well maintained villa.
Superb salt water swimming pool.
The driveway is steep, but with care we managed to negotiate it with a Ford Focus Estate, although either a shorter or higher wheel base would have been easier.
Drinking water is obtained from the springs in Lanjaron, but this wasn’t a significant problem provided we remembered to take 6L water bottles with us when going to or through the village.
We hired mountain bikes and booked horse rides with the stables in Lanyaron and Órgiva, which were both excellent ways of seeing the hills!
Many thanks Rob. So glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to get out into the lovely countryside on bikes and horseback.
If you like nature and have basic skills (ie.
can light a fire etc.) this is the place to go!
The nearest beaches are at Motril and at the old Arab fortress town of Salobreña, a half hour drive through fabulous scenery to the south. Here you can eat in the excellent fish restaurants and visit the old Arab fortress. La Herradura, a little further along the coast, is in a dramatic bay, with some wonderful beach bars and restaurants.
Malaga airport is 140km from Casa Mojo, approximately a 1 hour 30 minute drive and Granada airport only 60km, under an hour away. A car is highly recommended.
Casa Mojo is situated 500m off the main road up a concrete track, in between the interesting towns of Orgiva and Lanjaron, both 5km away. Orgiva is a bustling place with a colourful Thursday market. Lanjaron is a noted mountain spa town and known as the gateway to the Alpujarras. It's home to a lovely shaded park and an interesting ruined Moorish castle. Both offer a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes, banks supermarkets and Internet cafes.
The villa is named ‘Casa Mojo’ as the area it sits in is called ‘ La Mojoneras’, meaning ‘markerstones’, which are white stones on the land to mark out the borders between properties. ‘Mojo’ is a shortened version of this. The villa is set in an acre and a half at an altitude of 650m above sea level, with magnificent views of the valley and mountains, olive and almond terraces intermixed with oranges, lemons and pomegranates. Nearby is a wild rocky hillside, glorious with thyme, rosemary, gorse and broom from autumn to spring. The terraces look their best in the spring, dappled with poppies and borage amongst clovers and grass. You can weave your way along the terraces from top to bottom, or use the naturally crafted steps to take you to the lower terraces.
The pool is available for the months May to September. Because of its secluded position the villa and grounds are a perfect spot for complete relaxation. Please note: Young children must be supervised in and around the pool at all times. NO DIVING as the pool is not deep enough.
The swimming pool and nearby ‘acequia’s (irrigation stream) attract a lot of wild life. The arrival of the swallows, followed by the bee eaters is a joyful experience. Hoopoes dip over the terraces and eagles and other birds of prey swoop down from the mountains. A pair of eagles can often be seen soaring on the ridge above the villa. Lizards and geckos abound as well as intriguing praying mantis and numerous butterflies and moths.
The valleys and foothills between the Sierra Nevada and the coastal range are of great interest to walkers, birdwatchers, botanists, writers and painters. There are many activities including pony trekking, paragliding, golf and skiing. The last outpost of the Moors after the fall of Granada in the 16th Century, their Berber villages dot the mountain sides. The small towns of Orgiva and Lanjaron are both a 10 minute car ride away, where you can find all the shops and conveniences you will need.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Final payment to be made 8 weeks before arrival at the villa. There is a 25% deposit required on booking. There is a £100 refundable security bond required. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible. If there are any other requirements or special needs, then please contact us for a chat. Shorter and longer stays are available. Please contact us for details.