ANDALUSIAN LUXURY VILLA NEAR RONDA, SPAIN

Raynold von Samson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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ANDALUSIAN LUXURY VILLA NEAR RONDA, SPAIN

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5 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, accommodates 10

This magnificent villa is built on a sloping, 3 acre olive grove. The villa’s main level has an open patio, around which one has access to the living room with fireplace, a terrace with beautiful views of the sierra and Ronda, the dining room, a fully equipped designer kitchen, a powder room, and a guest room with bathroom. A hall way on an intermediate level provides access to two additional bedrooms each with bathroom. The bright, master bedroom is located upstairs with a large bathroom and private roof terrace with gorgeous views. An additional bedroom which doubles as the TV and game room with sitting area and a bathroom is on the villa's lower level. There's also a utility room for 2 washers, 2 dryers, and additional refrigerator. The swimming pool is surrounded by a large sun terrace with a shower house and a roofed, poolside bar with BBQ.

Visiting Ronda:

Ronda is a beautiful, historic Andalusian city. It is a perfect destination to spend an afternoon walking through the narrow streets of its ancient historic city center with a centuries old bridge over a 100 m deep gorge that divides the old and the newer parts of the city and with the oldest bull fighting arena in Spain. Ronda is located in midst of the scenic Serranía of Ronda dotted by the picturesque, white Andalusian villages such as Gaucín, Grazalema, and Zahara, an ideal area for sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and sail gliding.

Golfing and general tourist attractions:

The property is surrounded by over 30 of Spain's finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz many of which are reachable in less than 50 minutes by car. Some of Europe's most important cultural cities such as Córdoba, Granada, and Sevilla can easily be reached for enjoyable and extraordinary sight seeing excursions. These cities offer historic sights of incomparable beauty as well as an opportunity to meander through charming, narrow streets and visit fine Andalusian shops, tapas bars and restaurants. In addition, one can drive through Spain's unique Sherry wine regions of Jerez and Sanlúcar, visiting such famous Sherry bodegas as Domecq, Gonzalez Byass, Lustau, Hidalgo and many others. While there, visit the famous Domecq Horse Show. Not far away is one of Europe's most intriguing bird sanctuaries, The Doñana National Park, a popular attraction for nature lovers. A day trip to Tangiers, Morocco with a visit to the fascinating and colorful local souks is only a few hours away by taking the high speed ferry from Tarifa.

If you don't plan on spending too much time traveling by car, you can choose among many local, charming destinations such as the magnificent, nearby village of Setenil with its breath taking gorge in (literally) and around which this Andalusian village was built or the Roman ruin of Acinipo with a well preserved amphitheater and stunning views of the region. Or you can take the scenic mountain road towards Algeciras until the lovely village of Gaucín, one of the most attractive gems among Andalucía's White Villages.

Other recreational activities:

The beaches of Costa del Sol are situated along one of Europe's most formidable summer resorts including Marbella, Puerto Banús, Estepona, and Sotogrande on the Mediterranean Sea. On the Atlantic side, the endless, white sand beaches frequently have steady winds making this area ideal for wind and kite surfing. One of our favorite beaches on this side is Bolonia, where you can also visit its well preserved Roman ruins.

If you love horses, we can help you plan a morning ride through the area's beautiful scenery. If you plan to travel in early spring, consider the highest snow peaks of the Iberian Peninsula located in the Sierra Nevada, very close to Granada, with some of Spain's best ski slopes. Although at least 2 and a half hours away by car, you can still plan on arriving at the slopes before noon and returning home for dinner. Sierra Nevada has over 90 km of well maintained, tree-less ski runs, some of which provide breath taking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Raynold von Samson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Raynold von Samson

Passionate about life in the Ronda area, loves gardening, photography, painting, music, cooking, sailing, hiking, cars, and to entertain family and guests at our house...

Retired.

Raynold von Samson purchased this villa in 2001

What makes this villa unique

El Cobijo can be rented as self catered holiday villa, or you can stay at El Cobijo as full service gastronomic retreat. Either way, the villa invites you to relax and enjoy our quiet rural neighborhood with lovely views of the scenic mountains that surround the Ronda area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

El Cobijo is that rare combination of comfort, style and thoughtful design. It is a stunning and impeccably maintained property with living spaces for all moods and times of day: a sheltered courtyard patio filled with plants and a water feature; a shaded veranda with wonderful views; a splendid sitting room with large fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves. The bedrooms are spacious and well decorated and, in our party of 8, nobody was left feeling that they had drawn the short straw (which was a first in our ten years of renting villas together). The kitchen, indeed the whole house, was extremely well equipped, and no less attention to detail had been given to the delightful pool area. Our host, Raynold, was welcoming and helpful yet most discrete. Mari, who came in 2 hours daily, was a godsend, and the in-house catering offered by Deborah was hugely successful after a full day’s sightseeing. I have never felt so well looked after on a villa holiday! There is a whole range of attractions on the doorstep –beautiful towns and villages to explore (Ronda, Zahara and Grazalema were favourites); a stunningly located Roman amphitheatre at Acipino (which we had to ourselves); fascinating cave paintings at Cueva de la Pileta (though the cave itself is awesome); the Garganta Verde (which seemed almost prehistoric in its lush isolation with vultures flying overhead); the Via Verde for walking/cycling (if the heat allows!). And don’t overlook Arriate itself. El Muelle de Arriate is a gem of a place with lovely food. Further afield we visited the beautiful cities of Seville and Cordoba, and investigated the port and old town of Marbella. Plans to visit Grenada and to take the train to Algeciras will have to wait until the next visit…
Aug 2012
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p123690
+34 606 60 71 56
Arriate Ronda area
Ledbury, Herefordshire UK
5

a week in El Cobijo

  • 5 of 5
The house is well thought-out in its layout, with an excellent kitchen and generous rooms and large beds, and always with a shaded spot away from the heat when required, the pool so cool and inviting, and the whole house beautifully maintained and cleaned. We enjoyed an excellent meal at the Muelle (a disused train station 10 minutes away) though we mainly bbq'd every evening having gone into Arriate to buy sausages, chorizo,fish,vegetables, and to have a beer or two. A 20 minute trip to the waters of Cueva del Gato with a picnic was a good way to rub shoulders with the locals, and Ronda is just a magnificent, dramatic and busy place to visit. Raynold, a most welcoming owner, is more than helpful, full of local knowledge and discreet with his presence. We'd recommend El Cobijo to all our friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Peter! Indeed, a visit to Cueva del Gato is definitively worth the short drive and walk, as the crystal clear and cold water (constant at 14 º C) emerging from the Cueva del Gato cave is especially refreshing on a hot summer day.
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
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Arriate Ronda area
Edinburgh, Scotland
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5
El Cobijo is simply wonderful - sometimes you rent a holiday villa and it's not even as nice as your own home - El Cobijo surpasses all your expectations leaving you wanting to return again and again.

A comfortable, extremely clean property with every modern convenience, means you can get on with your holiday without having to compromise.

The good-sized pool has the advantage of being salt-water which makes you want to be in it often and is perfect for cooling-down under the clear, blue Andalusian skies. You can barbeque pool-side too which is great fun.

Some lovely touches are the built-in insect screens on all the windows and the clever design of the house which keeps it lovely and cool day and night. There's also a brilliant little courtyard to spend some quiet time in too.

A lot of thought has gone into El Cobijo - you find yourself effortlessly moving from pool to terrace as the day progresses finally watching the sun go down over the mountains from the dining balcony (or even the hammock!)

We cooked a lot in the well-equipped kitchen - local produce is excellent and nearby restaurant "Franks Place" (El Muelle de Arriate) in the neighbouring town of Arriate richly deserves the praise it gets.

Final word must go to el Cobijo owner Reynold - a warm welcome and a mine of local, personal information removes lot of guesswork and wasted time. Reynold is the perfect host.

I'm notoriously fussy on holiday but I have no hesitation in recommending el Cobijo - can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind words David! As former restaurant owners, much thought has gone into designing a practical and comfortable kitchen in which we love to spend a lot of time with family and friends.
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p123690
+34 606 60 71 56
Arriate Ronda area
5

A piece of paraside

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was perfect. The villa was superb in every way and as described on the website.

The villa was in excellent condition and everything was spotlessly clean.

The villa was well equipped with spacious light bedrooms.

The veranda eating area was a great space for family meals with mesmerizing views of the mountains

The pool was clean and was greatly appreciated given the fabulous weather.

The very friendly owner welcomed us and made sure we knew where everything was. The welcome Cava and Sangria were very much appreciated!

Would recommend without hesitation and we hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
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Arriate Ronda area
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful and well maintained house located just outside of Arriate. A perfect base for exploring Ronda and the surrounding countryside (or for just hanging out in a beautiful part of the world). The house worked perfectly for 2 families with kids. The kitchen was expertly designed and well equipped for the most demanding chef. The pool area with first class grill and separate pool house was ideal. Daily maid service was a tremendous benefit. The owner was on-site during our visit, but in an entirely separate part of the house where we never saw him unless he was working in the surrounding olive groves. In fact, the owner was an invaluable resource for directions and sightseeing tips. The restaurant he sent us to in Arriate at the old train station was one of the highlights of our trip. No better place for a leisurely lunch, and the owner, Frank, will take great care of you and your family. I highly recommend this house and look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a beautiful review! We are always thrilled when our guests enjoy our house as much as we do, and I will make sure to tell Frank at El Muelle de Arriate of the most favorable comments.
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p123690
+34 606 60 71 56
Arriate Ronda area
Monroe, CT
5

Best vacation of our lives...

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I prefer off-the-beaten-path vacations as opposed to high-octane touristy vacations, and by far, this was the most incredible vacation ever! We've gone swimming with stingrays, floated in biolumincent bays, and canvased rain forests on foot. But nothing prepared us for the breathaking scenery in Andalucia!! We were surrounded by groves of olive trees, small white villages nestled into mountainsides, and the town of Ronda was a wonderful surprise of history, endless restaurants, shops, architecture, and scenery.
Waking up every morning in this gorgeous villa made us feel like royalty. Our favorite time of day was morning. We spent endless hours drinking coffee on the patio/terrace, taking in the views, remarking about the previous days' adventures, and how fortunate we were to be able to find something so remarkable.
Raynold was very helpful from making the reservation, all the way through our stay, making sure we had everything we needed. Mari & Salvador, caretakers, were incredibly friendly and kept the villa in top shape every day. (I have to admit that I am not used to someone making my bed for me;). I even told Mari that if she were ever to make it to the U.S., to come stay with us, and I meant it! We were nervous about taking a vacation with friends, and leaving our kids behind, but everything went so smoothly and we were able to completely relax and enjoy. We will be returning, and with our children too!! Many thanks for the best vacation we've ever had!!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to thank our guests for such a raving and kind review. We enjoy sharing this beautiful part of Andalusia with our guests and are always thrilled to provide personal assistance during every step of the preparation for a family vacation in this part of Spain as well as to make our guests' stay in our villa a memorable one.
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Andalusian Luxury Villa near Ronda, Spain
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+34 606 60 71 56
Arriate Ronda area
Arlington, Virginia
5

El Cobijo, Ronda Spain

  • 5 of 5
We three American couples cannot speak highly enough of El Cobijo, a villa near both Ronda and Arriate Spain. We visited in early October. What views from the front porch!!! The villa was in first-rate condition, and the grounds and pool were well maintained. The owner was extremely helpful knowledgeable about local attractions and eateries and helped us shape our stay...which was completely delightful. The owner also runs a nearby restaurant which is superb. I heartily recommend this villa to anyone who wants to experience the delights of Andalusia. In addition to the beautiful town of Ronda, we loved the smaller town Arriate, whose citizens were infallibly courteous and helpful. There are Roman ruins 15 minutes to the north, and our party also took advantage of a lovely horse-riding trip at a local stable along the high, serene ridges leading up to Ronda. We also drove 90 minutes to Jerez, and enjoyed the Royal Escuela equestrian exhibition, which takes place on Thursdays. At nights, the Arriate-Ronda band practices for the Seville festival, and you can hear their horns puffing near twilight. Want to go back to El Cobijo!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for your very kind words!

We love this area and like to share it with our family, friends and visitors. For those who can travel outside the summer vacation months (March-June and September-November) the area is truly delightful as base from where to undertake plenty of excursions and sightseeing trips.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Ferry
112 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Ronda
Nearest Motorway
76 Kilometres
Antequera (A92: Sevilla-Granada, exit 146)
Nearest Beach
71 Kilometres
La Laguneta, Estepona
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Arriate
Nearest Ski
182 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
52 Kilometres
Los Naranjos
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
El Muelle de Arriate
Car: necessary

The property is accessible through a remote controlled iron gate along a small driveway up to the villa. The villa is located 1.5 km away from the charming, rural village of Arriate and 8 km from historic Ronda. Ronda is situated 90 minutes by car from the airport of Málaga, 50 minutes from Marbella and the Costa del Sol, as well as 1 hour and 30 minutes from downtown Sevilla. The scenic Serranía of Ronda is well-known for its magnificent views, its beautiful hiking trails and the famous white mountain villages. In addition, one can reach the Alhambra in Granada in under two hours (155 km) as well as Córdoba in just over 2 hours (200 km) by car. Gibraltar and Algeciras are 100 km away, and the endless Atlantic coast beaches of Tarifa up to Cadiz, one of Europe's most famous windsurfing resort, can be reached in 2 hours. The region provides over 40 of Spain's finest golf courses, some of which can easily be reached in under 50 minutes.

Other Activities: Ronda is a beautiful, historic Andalusian city. It is a perfect destination to spend an afternoon walking through the narrow streets of its ancient historic city center with a centuries old bridge over a 100 m deep gorge that divides the old and the newer parts of the city and with the oldest bull fighting arena in Spain. Ronda is located in midst of the scenic Serranía of Ronda dotted by the picturesque, white Andalusian villages such as Gaucín, Grazalema, and Zahara, an ideal area for sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and sail gliding.

Ski: The highest peaks of the Iberian Peninsula are located in the Sierra Nevada, very close to Granada, which boasts some of Spain's best ski slopes. Although at least 2 and a half hours by car away, you can still plan on arriving at the slopes before noon and returning for dinner. Sierra Nevada has over 90 km of well maintained ski runs, some of which provide breath taking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Arriate Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
Low Season
Jan 10 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
Middle Season
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,000
 
 
Middle Season
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
€2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Daily cleaning service Monday through Saturday for 2 hours from 11:00 to 13:00 hrs. The maid can be asked to stay for additional hours, if necessary at €9 per hour, payable directly to the maid. We offer discounts of 5% for 2 weeks 10% for 3 weeks and 15% for 4 weeks. The service of a private chef can be arranged to prepare meals at the villa at €30 per hour plus food cost.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Arriate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , master bathroom with double sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , separate shower and toilet rooms in the sauna/gym area
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , separate shower and toilet in the bath house next to pool
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
  • Each ensuite bathroom comes with full size tub, the bathroom belonging to the TV/game room has a pacious shower; the pool has its own bath house with large shower and toilet with sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , TV/game room/sitting room with 2 sofas
  • Each of 4 bedrooms equipped with full-size, ensuite bathrooms, the 5th bedroom doubles as TV/game room/sitting room and has a small bathroom with spacious shower;
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • tennis
  • cycling
Notes:
This villa is built in elegant yet rustic, Andalusian style with marble floors, central, under floor heating, antique Spanish wooden doors and high, sloped ceilings. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan for warmer weather, although the house is always pleasantly cool due to thick double walls and typically cool over night temperatures in the summer. The proprietors owned a well-known Spanish restaurant in Manhattan, so the ability to entertain friends and to enjoy fine cooking and dining were primary goals taken into consideration when this house was designed. The sloping garden blends into an olive grove with over 80 old olive trees and a vegetable garden near a small creek at the bottom of the property. The private, terraced pool area with a 10 by 4 meter salt water pool is located in the rear of the house. The pool has its own shower and bathroom building with kitchenette as well as a roofed bar area and grill for pool side barbecuing.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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