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Luxurious Moorish Style Villa & Apartment, Pool, Boules, Ping Pong, Sleeps 1-10 - Villa and Apartment Castano 4 or 5 bedroom (priced as 5 bedrooms)

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A


Villa and Apartment Castano 4 or 5 bedroom (priced as 5 bedrooms): Costa Tropical and Granada Province Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 80877ha

The properties consist of a two double bedroom villa and an
apartment which are separated by a small private courtyard. This can be rented as a three, four or five bedroom, sleeping from 6 - 10 people. The bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, central heating and have large fitted wardrobes. The bathrooms are beautifully tiled with luxury fitted showers, heated towel rails and radiators. Kitchens: Fully fitted, modern and very well equipped, with fridge/freezers, electric ovens with grills, gas and electric hobs, washing machine, dishwashers and microwaves.
Living Rooms: Comfortably furnished. Ceiling fans, Satellite TVs, video/DVD recorders, wood burning stove (in villa) and radiators.
Enjoy the dramatic views of the Contraviesa mountains from the living rooms, terrace and balcony.
Outside Area: There are several outside eating and lounging area.

About the Property

A Place in the Sun 'Arabian arches and mosaics echo the style of the Alhambra'

Sunbathe by the private pool in the peace and quiet amongst the olive groves of Tijola, near Orgiva, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets and star gaze at night, wtih a glass of wine after enjoying a BBQ. Buy your vegetables and fresh fish from the small local market town of Orgiva. Visit the white washed Berber villages which cling to the southern slopes of Spain’s highest mountain range or visit the Alhambra Palace and go shopping or eat out in the famous city of Granada. Recently described by Chris Stewart in his best selling book 'Driving Over Lemons' this rural area offers peace and tranquillity with easy access to the bars, restaurants and supermarkets in Orgiva. Just 1 hour south of Granada and 1 hr 40 mins east of Malaga, with the coast and golf only 35 mins away and skiing in the winter, just 1 hour 15 mins, the villa has been designed with the 16th century Alhambra Palace in mind, but with all the luxuries and comforts of the 21 century. We live next door so any questions or problems please just knock on the door.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

A 20% deposit is due on booking with the balance payable one month before arrival. Easter school holidays are classed as mid season. Spanish Fiestas are classed as Peak Season.
Prices shown are for 4 bedrooms, for the price for 5 bedrooms visit our website. A damage deposit of £200 is required on arrival.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 170 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    Both the villa and apartment are secure to the pool. The villa has its own private garden area and the apartment its own large private balcony....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • The two properties (which when combined offer brilliant accommodation sleeping from 6 to 10 people) have the flexibility to be booked as a 3, 4 or 5 bedroom unit (three double bedrooms and two twins bedrooms). All bedrooms are spacious with large wardrobes, air-conditioning/heating, ceiling fans and central heating. All prices listed are for a five bedroom unit (sleeping 10). A child's cot and highchair are available on request....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • All bathrooms are beautifully tiled, with large showers.

Other Amenities

  • This is a very flexible property consisting of a 2 bedroom villa, and an apartment which is bookable as a two or three double bedrooms. So the property can sleep from 1 to 10 people, depending on your requirements. Cleaning fees will be applicable when reservations are less than one week....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    On request....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Outside we have boules, ping-pong and of course the swimming pool!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and BBC News available...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV's in both sitting rooms. ...moreless

  • VCR


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are several eating areas both inside and out. On the outside terrace of the villa there is plenty of room for 10 people to eat together....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In each bedroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a wood-burner in the villa - apart from the central heating everywhere and the air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms....moreless

  • Garage:

    Can be used if required...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating throughout and air conditioning/heating in all the bedrooms....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen and tea towels provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms and plenty of outside sitting and lying areas....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom and pool towels provided. Beach towels not provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    one in the villa kitchen and another in the garage....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Internet available in both the villa and the apartment....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In the villa living room...moreless


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwashers in both kitchens...moreless

  • Freezer:

    One in the villa and another in the apartment...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully fitted and well equipped kitchens...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in both kitchens...moreless

  • Oven:

    Ovens in both kitchens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Oil, vinegar, salt pepper, tea, coffee, sugar...moreless


  • Balcony:

    The apartment has a large balcony area for eating or just sitting in the sun....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Several terrace areas to eat or sit....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The villa has its own private garden area and then there are further gardens with lawns, olive trees (several hundred years old), orange trees, lemon trees and much much more....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Shared between the apartment and villa...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 27 traveler reviews


55 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Typical Spanish Bars in the town of Orgiva
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Malaga and Almeria.
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Approx 35 mins drive
55 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Typical Spanish resturants in the town of Orgiva
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Approx one hour and 15 minutes drive
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Whilst not being a large town Orgiva, capital of the Alpujarras holds a weekly market in the town. There are many tapas bars, restaurants and small supermarkets. There are also 2 health food shops and a herbalist pharmacy. Enjoying many fiestas throughout the year, this is very much a Spanish town.

Lanjaron is a spa town, where the Spanish have enjoyed spa treatments for over 100 years. The minerals found in the different waters are said to be an aid for any number of ailments. Visit the fascinating city of Granada with its spectacular Alhambra Palace, and the old Moorish quarters of the Albaicin. Shop in the town centre or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the street restaurants and cafés in this ancient student city.

Just 35 mins away are the relaxing beaches of the Costa Tropical. The white villages built by the Moors have a charm and style unique to this area. Spend the day visiting different villages and discovering some of the local crafts, still practiced in the region.

Other Activities: Petanque/Boules, table-tennis and badminton facilities all available at the villa


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Nigel and I (Zoe) met in 1998 and realised that we both had a desire to live in the sun. We started looking for our dream place in the year 2000. The minute we discovered this beautiful area of Spain, we knew that this is where we wanted to be. We bought the property in 2003 and spent the next 3 years renovating it to bring it up to date. We wanted to make sure that it was updated to a high level of comfort. We have been pleased with the comments people have given us about how much they have enjoyed the property. As we live next door we are always on hand to fix any problems as soon as possible.

Why the Owner Chose Órgiva, Granada, Spain:
The location and views were what attracted us to the property! We knew that we would be renovating any property that we bought, so our main concern was the views and the location. Just two and a half kilometres from the market town of Origva and with spectacular views of the mountains, we find that everyone who stays here loves it. Some of the best walking areas of Europe are all around. It is so easy to access so many places from here - the beach 30 mins drive and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada just over an hours drive away. It is so easy to access motorways to visit Granada, the coast, Cordoba and Sevilla. The mountain villages are within easy reach - the property ideally located for most things.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The house is surrounded by olive groves, orange and lemon trees, avacado and pomigranate trees. The water system that the Moors introduced still runs down from the Sierra Nevada mountains to this day, which means the area is unusually green for Spain. We had a blank canvass when we bought this house so after visiting Granada and Morocco many times, we gave it the style that is so right for this area - the last place the Moors lived before returning back to Morocco. You will see some of the features that we have put in, on the website, but you will see many more when you visit the house. We brought many pieces of furniture from Morocco including a fountain which is in the small courtyard.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • One of the outside eating areas

    One of the outside eating areas

  • View of the 10 x 5 metre pool

    View of the 10 x 5 metre pool

  • Cortijo El Castano

    Cortijo El Castano

  • View of Cortijo El Castano

    View of Cortijo El Castano

  • Flowers all year round

    Flowers all year round

  • Main bedroom to the apartment

    Main bedroom to the apartment

  • Hidden areas in the garden

    Hidden areas in the garden

  • The villa living room leading onto the private garden and patio

    The villa living room leading onto the private garden and patio

  • Moorish architecture

    Moorish architecture

  • Play chess or read a book under the olive trees

    Play chess or read a book under the olive trees

  • Part of the apartment living room

    Part of the apartment living room

  • View of the pool from the apartment

    View of the pool from the apartment

  • Villa twin bedroom

    Villa twin bedroom

  • Villa bedroom with king size double bed

    Villa bedroom with king size double bed

  • Views from the garden of boules pitch and the Lujar mountain range

    Views from the garden of boules pitch and the Lujar mountain range

  • The villa living room

    The villa living room

  • View from the apartment

    View from the apartment

  • View from the small courtyard

    View from the small courtyard

  • One of the apartment bedrooms

    One of the apartment bedrooms

  • The small private courtyard between the villa and the apartment

    The small private courtyard between the villa and the apartment

  • The villa terrace area

    The villa terrace area

  • Dining area for apartment with spectacular views

    Dining area for apartment with spectacular views

  • View from the villa kitchen window

    View from the villa kitchen window

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