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Family Holidays in Spain, Ideal for Groups, Retreats & Weddings in Casares,Spain

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Last updated: 03/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:22
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:8.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

9 bedroom villa to sleep up to 22, 2 private pools, sauna,18000m2 of land

If you want to share somewhere uniquely satisfying with a number of friends or family, not showy, not luxuriously modern, simply beautifully put together in a gorgeous location, this is for you.
Spread out over a huge estate of 18,000 m² with gardens galore, massive well-kept lawns and two swimming pools (one heatable), the property are in total nine bedrooms are distributed between no fewer than five houses.
You can see the layout of the estate in the image gallery. The main house (Cortijo) has a large country kitchen and dining area where you can all come together to share meals, while always enjoying the option of the space and privacy of your own self-contained accommodation as much as you wish.
The Andalucia hacienda is something of an understated masterpiece, the one-time home of an architect who made imaginative rural properties his speciality.
The design hallmarks here are generosity of spaces, quality of light and comfort, an awareness of the human requirements of practicality and intimacy, and an embracing of the rich natural world, plants and indoor gardens linking interiors with the very warm climate of the outdoor world.
One of the most reassuring aspects of the property is that after a period of being administered by managers who let standards start to slip, it is now fully back in the hands of the architect’s family. While keeping its original retro style, they have put in time, effort, expense and a lot of love to bring it back to its best – and continue to make improvements, extending the lawns, adding pool heating and a large sauna. We believe this is the key to its renewed popularity, with plenty of returning clients.
The hacienda wasn’t built in one go, but grew as an organic whole to occupy the estate grounds in an unusually green valley just 20 minutes from the coast.
It’s very beautiful with high standards, without being artificially prettified, neighboured by horses rather than people, the surrounding valley and mountains populated by wildlife, streams and a wealth of forest.
There are two swimming pools with a long season that benefits from a very warm climate.
From private parking, after driving three minutes down a maintained track, access is along a path through an inviting garden of bamboo and high fronds with a jungly feel.
From the garden, a gate opens to a lovely rear circular pool with lawns, on the other side of which is the sauna. Three of the houses – Cortijo, Westhouse and La Casita – are ranged along two sides of the pool and garden.
Cortijo, which is the main villa, and the neighbouring Westhouse share a long, broad terrace, arched and roofed, furnished with cushioned armchairs and planted with ivy and jasmine. This leads on through another gate and small patio to La Casita.
The entire estate layout with 9 bedrooms in total is as follows:
Cortijo (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people)
A lovely old door opens to a vast living area. A leather wrap-round sofa on a richly coloured rug is served by a white latticed table and large hearth, large screen TV and DVD, all under light flooding from high-set windows in an arched ceiling.
The dining area beyond seats 14 people comfortably beside a wall of windows that opens to a cooling breeze. There’s a country kitchen and a side terrace which connects to one of the two bedrooms.
The kitchen has an impressive gas-fired Leisure range to cook on and it leads out to a wonderfully large, recessed and roofed dining terrace with a tiled table for 9 people, in-built barbecue and superb views over the gardens and hills.
A discrete corner staircase has a lower door to an en suite twin bedroom (can be made up as double bed) with the terrace mentioned above; the stairs rise to a vaulted double bedroom which has great views from Juliet balconies and a mountain view from the shower.
Westhouse (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people, plus sofa bed for child)
A welcoming lobby invites takes you to a lounge where olive-green sofas are set around a low table. The ceiling is wood-beamed and not too high, lending an intimate atmosphere to the place. There are more armchairs at the window end of a kitchen and dining area, and a corner planted with an indoor garden. The accomodation faces south and is illuminated by natural light through three sets of high windows. A terrace where morning glory and bougainvillea bloom has 4 comfy chairs and a round table for eating out. The views are lovely and garden steps go down to the pool and lawns.
Inside, the two en suite bedrooms are separated onto different levels. Upstairs is a very spacious, high-vaulted twin bedroom, carpeted in ivory white, with views of the gardens and hills. The bathroom’s stained glass panel bears a jungle scene with monkeys. Downstairs, in a large open-plan room, a double bed is part-screened from a dressing room which can easily be converted to a child’s sleeping area, and open to here is a full bathroom. French windows open to the views.
La Casita (1 bedroom for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)
The house is entirely open plan (except for the WC), making it a romantic favourite with couples, and unsuitable really for anyone else… It’s all on one floor except for a couple of internal steps. A cushioned reading corner, sofa, dining table and daybed provide different places to sit and relax. It’s the only north-facing house, yet receives plenty of light through well-placed windows. The kitchen is simple and there are not the same views as you get in the other houses, but there are several things we liked about this little house, especially the strikingly large bathroom of mirrors with its burnished tiles, jacuzzi bath, orange Chinese lanterns, giant yucca, door out to the pool and giant conch soap shells; also the vaulted ceiling, the smooth bare stone wall dividing internal spaces and the flyscreen door that slides open easily.
The two other houses are Carmen and Mario. Carmen completes the raised, south-facing buildings begun by Westhouse and Cortijo. Mario is tucked away on its own in a private corner of the bottom lawn.
Carmen (3 bedrooms with views for 6 people)
Reached via its own garden path from parking, Carmen is distributed on three levels. The entrance level is given over to an open-plan arrangement of a living space with a deep blue sofa and armchairs, dining area with wood dining table and kitchen. There are colourful abstract paintings and a horse theme in other artwork.
From the kitchen, steps go down to the house’s pièce de resistance and, in our opinion, the sweetest spot in the entire hacienda. It’s a sitting area of four cushioned armchairs with table on a small garden terrace, very private, planted round with flowering shrubs and shaded by foliage. It feels and looks lovely. Its raised position makes it a vantage point for views over the massive gardens, main swimming pool and out to the mountains. Beautiful!
The upper level has a twin bedroom (can be made up as a double) with a super view from the bed. It has a sofa bed, Juliet balcony and open plan shower room. The lower level with its two double bedrooms (sharing another bathroom) has access to both the garden terrace and the upper of the hacienda’s interconnecting lawns.
Interconnecting is a key concept here. Just when you think you’ve discovered everything, a pathway and steps lead round, up and down, joining one part of the property with another.
Mario (1 bedroom with view for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)
On the lower of four long and wide green lawns that slope into each other and provide an apt setting for the main swimming pool (heated in cool months), Casa Mario is the most private of all the houses.
This garden cottage has a vine-covered, furnished terrace with pretty views of lawn and hills. It was the first of these houses designed by Aubrey David and his personal base and retreat. It’s all open plan and more or less square. Under the vaulted, beamed ceiling are a lovely old leather sofa, attractive cast iron stove, and a daybed by a large corner window where a child can sleep. The double bedroom is on a slightly higher level and curtained off from the living room. The bed is solidly wood-framed, there’s a fitted wardrobe, open plan jacuzzi and tall windows out to the garden. The house has its own kitchen facilities.
Taking all normal parental precautions, the hacienda is a property where children of all ages can be brought and enjoy themselves immensely.
The main swimming pool is 11 m x 4.5 metres and heatable in cool months. It has a shallow area where parents can play with young children.
The rear, circular pool is 10 metres across and doors and gates can be closed to keep young children from this area.
Both pools are filled with spring water and the same drinking water is piped to all the house taps.
The houses all have dual air conditioning in summer and air heating in winter and some have wood stoves. TV is satellite with Sky. There is WiFi internet at the estate, although do note that it doesn’t work everywhere.
All areas of the hacienda are bright and airy, with plenty of natural light coming through the many regular, French and even high windows, some of which are not curtained.

The design hallmarks here are generosity of spaces, quality of light and comfort, an awareness of the human requirements of practicality and intimacy, and an embracing of the rich natural world, plants and indoor gardens linking interiors with the very warm climate of the outdoor world.
One of the most reassuring aspects of the property is that after a period of being administered by managers who let standards start to slip, it is now fully back in the hands of the architect’s family. While keeping its original retro style, they have put in time, effort, expense and a lot of love to bring it back to its best – and continue to make improvements, extending the lawns, adding pool heating and a large sauna. We believe this is the key to its renewed popularity, with plenty of returning clients.
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Manager

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 670 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 22
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22

  • Bedroom 9. Mario: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1. Cortijo ground: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    En suite twin. each bed is 90cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 2. Cortijo top: 2 twin/ single

    beds are 105cm wide each and ZIPPED together. COT available ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3. West top: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    beds are 90cm wide each. Cot is optional...moreless

  • Bedroom 4. West low: 1 queen, 2 child bed

    Large bed is 150 cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 5. Casita: 1 queen, 1 double

    Large double bed is 150cm wide. Large bed is for child...moreless

  • Bedroom 6. Carmen low 1: 2 twin/ single

    each bed is 90cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 7. Carmen low 2: 1 queen

    bed is 150cm wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 8. Carmen top: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    each bed is 90cm wide...moreless

  • All bedrooms have private access.

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet

    By the pool...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Possibility of dining all together inside and also outside. Enough space and tables for 22 people...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 21 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All sitting rooms and bedrooms have both hot and cold...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    All 5 sitting room have fire places and one of the bedrooms also ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    All sitting rooms and bedrooms have both hot and cold...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linen is provided ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    5 different living rooms available...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private space for more than 5 cars...moreless

  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Shower and pool towels are provided ...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in laundry area...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi available...moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    In all kitchens...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    In all kitchens ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    In all kitchen ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer:

    All fridges with freezers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    One main kitchen suitable for 22 people . 4 extra kitchen all fully equiped also...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Equiped with microwaves in all kitchens ...moreless

  • Oven:

    All kitchens have ovens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 fridges in main kitchen and 4 extra fridges in other kitchens...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas hob in main kitchen and gas hop in rest of kitchens...moreless

  • Toaster:

    In all kitchens ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Many terraces on the property...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    very large grounds and gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built in barbecue in piramid....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    two private outdoor swimming pools. One can be heated under request...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay

$3,047
mid season
Apr 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,896
high season
Jul 8 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,072
mid season
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,896
low season
Sep 30 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,047
xmas
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,896
low season
Jan 7 - Mar 23, 2018
4 night min stay

$3,047
mid season
Mar 24 - Jul 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,896
high season
Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,072
mid season
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,896
low season
Sep 29 - Nov 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,047
low season
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2018
4 night min stay

$3,047
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$435

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $326.44
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Wide range of prices depending on size of the groups.

Alternative rates available depending on number of bedrooms required.

Prices for 6 and up to 9 bedrooms. Please enquire.

Entry after 2pm on day of arrival and day of departure 11am, unless arranged agreement with owner

EXCLUSIVELY FOR WEDDINGS: Event fee of 500 EUROS + Refundable deposit of 500 EUROS

Electricity is not included


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Málaga
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Venta Victoria
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Algeciras
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Cortesin
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Málaga
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Venta Victoria
250 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Sierra Nevada
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
La Sal

Car: Necessary

So you can choose between the beaches, fun and frolics of the Costa del Sol, or the timeless beauty of some of inland Andalucía's most beautiful countryside and charming towns and villages. Nearby Casares, Gaucín, Jimena de la Frontera, Genalguacil and, further to the north, delightful old Ronda and the mountain village of Grazalema are all attractive, lovely places, well worth visiting.

The beaches of the western reaches of the Costa del Sol, the nearest to the villa, are much less 'touristy' and less congested than those further east. It is still possible to find swathes of empty golden sand here. Estepona is the nearest of the resort towns on the coast, a little more than fifteen minutes away. Marbella, with all its glitz and glamour, and Gibraltar, take 40 minutes.

There are lots of lovely walks in the area and horse riding stables are just down the lane, too. For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses in the area.

 

Manager info

About: Young entrepreneur with ambitions in life and trying a

Why Casares, Málaga, Spain:
It's the ideal place for families with children of all ages. We have many users coming back every year, thank to the ideal location. Many of my clients haven't even left the estate during their stay, many ideas in mind but finally opting to stay at the villa as children enjoy the swimming pools and gardens so much.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Special atmosphere in a beautiful property.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/10/2017

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Photos

  • . Second pool North face

    . Second pool North face

  • Main lounge area

    Main lounge area

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Main kitchen. Fully equiped

    Main kitchen. Fully equiped

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Porch by round pool with stunning views over the mountain

    Porch by round pool with stunning views over the mountain

  • view from pyramid and barbecue area

    view from pyramid and barbecue area

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Dining area for up to 21 persons by main kitchen

    Dining area for up to 21 persons by main kitchen

  • grounds and gardens

    grounds and gardens

  •  at night!

    at night!

  • Jacuzzi with views over the mountain

    Jacuzzi with views over the mountain

  • Main lounge area

    Main lounge area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Covered terrace with built in barbecue

    Covered terrace with built in barbecue

  • Small private terrace that belongs to lower bedroom of Cortijo

    Small private terrace that belongs to lower bedroom of Cortijo

  • Grounds & gardens

    Grounds & gardens

  • Grounds gardens and pool

    Grounds gardens and pool

  • Master bedroom private terrace

    Master bedroom private terrace

  • Rustic Luxury. Another lounge area

    Rustic Luxury. Another lounge area

  • View from one of many terraces on the Estate

    View from one of many terraces on the Estate

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