Orgiva House Rental Photos and Description
Spectacular Views, Peace, Gated Pool, Fire Place, 500 Years Old Olive Trees
Welcome to an unforgettable holiday, in the heart of the amazing Alpujarras, on the fertile southern slopes of the snow capped Sierra Nevada, a remote, rural area with stunning views of the mountains and a mild Mediterranean climate from the nearby coast. This villa has been built in traditional andalucian-arabic style and children are warmly welcomed. The holiday home and the location have a lot to offer to families and those with a spirit for adventure as well as to those seeking rest and relaxation. The peace of the countryside can be enjoyed in the large garden, while reading under the shade of an olive tree beside the child-safe gated pool, playing football with the kits or spending a summer evening at the barbecue. You can go on short walks directly from the land, take day trips to the nearby coast or up to the whitewashed, winding mountain villages. It takes 40 minutes (34 miles) by car to get to Granada, one of the most beautiful and lively historic cultural cities in the world
The layout, equipment and décor of the property are well thought of, tasteful, authentic and include everything you could need. Solid wooden furniture, a wooden deck, terracotta floor tiles and Arabic bathroom tiles, built-in rustic kitchens with granite work surfaces, etc. makes the house a comfortable part of your diving in to the heart of Andalusia. As you will see, good quality equipment (like new pocket-sprung mattresses, duvets, double glazed windows and doors, a powerful air condition for heating in Winter and cooling in Summer) and a very well done insulation guarantees comfortable winter nights and pleasurable “siestas” on a hot summer high noon. From the land you have a wonderful wide view over the mountains and the valley. In winter time you can enjoy the view to the snow covered mountains having a sun bath on the terrace or beside the pool. We want you to have the most interesting and amazing holiday ever and to enjoy an especially relaxing stay with us.
These rates are for the whole property and all bills for 4 people incl. Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, a basic pantry with essentials (herbs, spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, honey, coffee, tea, wash powder, etc), and fire wood in winter. Only the end cleaning fee of 45 € for our cleaning staff and the single charge of 40,- € for the complete laundry (whole quality bed linen sets, bedside rugs, big and small bath towels, pool towels, set of soap and toilet paper, kitchen towels, new sponge and dish cloth and a 'Welcome-food pack' for a first snack) will be charged once and locally on arrival, as one unique cost, independent of the length of stay. Extra beds are 10,- € person/night. Children under 6 are free. We provide free high chairs and cots. Out of low season Saturday is changeover day and min. stay 1 week. Exceptions can be made. We also offer winter long let rates for 800 € - 1.200 € per month, depending of dates and length of stay and we can offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
We replay to all enquiries, even in case the house is booked already. If once we do not get back to you, the problem is probably technical r there is something wrong with your e-mail address. For this reason we recommend filling out the inquiry form as completely as possible putting your telephone number in the field where it asks for. In case you can also give us a call and we call you back immediately. Flamenco lessons in the house, horse trekking or alpine trekking in the area and ski excursions to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada can be arranged. In general it will be a pleasure to us to offer all our experience we could gather in the 20 years we are living in the area to give you any kind of practical tips and advises about what-when-where-and how to do, like walks, hikes, nice car spins, beaches, restaurants, culture events, tickets booking, etc .We really want to give you the chance to dive in and to experience the authentic Andalusia.
The land is a certificated organic farm and lawful tourist-family business which is controlled by the Spanish tourist authority and guarantees all kind of demands on security, hygiene and quality. The price includes 10% VAT and an all inclusive household contents insurance. With our long experience with the holiday house and the continuous improvements we have been doing during all these years we want to make sure that our guests can experience the most interesting and amazing holiday ever and enjoy a completely unproblematic, specially relaxing, stressless and refreshing holiday. That we are successful proves the positive comments of our guests which you can visit in the statements in our guest book and in the reviews. With the photographs we are showing on this web site, we are trying as best as possible to give an impression of the product we are offering. But the experience shows that most of our guests think that the reality is much more beautiful as the pictures are able to show it. (please visit as well the reviews).
Attractive specific features of the property: Due to their location in the unparalleled, evergreen even in the heat of summer, Alpujarras, between the sunny coast and the high mountains of Granada, our holiday cottage is the ideal place to get to know Andalucia intimately, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It is an ideal starting point to do any kind of walks and excursions. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can take trips to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the peaks of Sierra Nevada, up to 3484m high and full of rare animals, wild rivers and untouched lagoons, resting in peace. In 25 minutes you get to the coast and in 40 minutes to Granada. Day trips can be taken to cities like Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla, Cabo de Gato etc. In addition to this, the holiday home is only 80km away from the Sierra Nevada ski resorts.(see ski info)
Interesting specific features of culture: The time of the Moors and Arab rule lasted almost 900 years and left more of an impression on The Alpujarras than on any other region of Spain. The legacy of Arabic art and culture can still be seen in the style of buildings, the intricate irrigation system, and the local crafts, music and art. From the Arabs came recipes, which creatively combine meat or fish with fruit and herbs. They brought figs, pomegranates, citrus fruit, olives and melons with them and these sun-loving fruits are still flourishing in The Alpujarras today, alongside strawberries, prickly pears, peaches, cherries, apples, pears, quince, walnuts, chestnuts and almonds. On the property, there are about 30 different fruit trees, and the whole year one can pick fresh fruits right from the tree, ripe oranges even from October to June. The flowering time starts in February with the almond flower, the famous and historically significant and revered orange tree blossom (El Azahar) smells during the whole month of April.
Specific features of local cuisine: The Alpujarran cuisine doesn't boast any refinements, it's more about the earthy real tastes of the ingredients - and thanks to the variety of altitudes and climate zones here there's an abundance of foods on offer: air dried mountain ham, all types of sausages and cheese, meat, fish and vegetables, potatoes and eggs prepared in various ways, fruit, as well as every possible variation on olives. Many of these fine ingredients lend their charm to all sorts of Tapas, delicious nibbles whose home are Andalucia; accompanied by a glass of Fino, sherry, the world famous wine from the sunshine land of the Spanish south.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
About Oliver Baun
I dropped into the Alpujarras by accident being on a journey all over Spain. This was happening in the mid 80's and it was at the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller 'Driving over lemons' where he tells all these funny stories and amazing experiences he had to go across and in fact, I discovered the same kind of an authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Obviously the south of Granada was in these days a bit different to what it is now. The area was very poor, not many cars but lots of donkeys, TV was just coming in and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no highway hundreds of miles around. Granada was a day journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. Now I'm living this area for over 25 yaers, my children where born and grown up here and I love it every day even more. It's the Garden Eden, it's paradise!
Oliver Baun purchased this house in 1995
Why Oliver Baun chose Orgiva
As you will see, the house is very well prepared and comes with all inclusive. Once you are here everything will suit your requirements and you will be enjoying a relaxing holiday right from the first moment on.
As well it will be a pleasure to us to offer all our experience we could gather in the 20 years we are living in the area to give you any kind of practical tips and advises about what-when-where-how to do, like it could be walks, hikes, nice car spins, beaches, restaurants, culture events, tickets booking, etc.
We really want to give you the chance to dive in to the authentic Andalusia.
What makes this house unique
Cortijo el Cura is completely private and secluded. The house has recently been completely restored and decorated. Its two foot thick walls, its bedroom hollowed into the rock, its size, its vine-covered terrace which stretches the entire length of the house, and its seclusion give this cortijo a very special and private feeling. Both bed rooms have direct access to the terrace. The protected, child safe gated pool (4x7 m + a shallow area for small children; March to November) is private, surrounded by orange and hundreds of years old, spectacular olive trees and a green lawn, which invites to have a rest right in the grass or on one of the deck chairs. There is an incredible view over the spectacular Sierra Lujar right from the terrace.