LUXURY PRIVATE VILLA WITH POOL AND STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Marleen Pieper

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LUXURY PRIVATE VILLA WITH POOL AND STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Cortes de la Frontera Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms + two adjacent cottages, sleeps 6 to 10

Come and experience the 'real Spain' with its unspoilt pretty white villages, impressive landscapes, local 'fiestas' to visit, walking trails to discover, clean rivers to swim in and great food to eat. We 're at enough distance from the coast and its unavoidable 'tourist traps' for you to be able to enjoy real Spanish life at a slower pace.

The villa is located in an area of outstanding beauty where you will find peace and privacy. At the same time the bustle of the Mediterranean beaches or the famous Andalucian cities are easily experienced in a day trip. A perfect location where you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

The villa is built in traditional 'cortijo' style, with all the luxuries of modern life (picture yourself relaxing on the sun loungers besides the perfect pool, dining 'al fresco' under the stars, staying in contact with friends through wifi internet and enjoying the local fresh fruit and vegetables which grow on the estate).

The main house sleeps 6 people comfortably. Together with the two adjacent cottages we can accommodate 8 or 10 people.

Enter the villa through its impressive Indian wooden doors and you realize no expenses have been saved to create this lovely property. Inside the characteristic pillars of the spacious entrance hall give a feeling of being in the ‘Mezquita de Codoba’.

To your left you walk into the historical part of this old ‘cortijo’. Standing in the blue living room one can dream of the lives which took place between the thick Spanish walls. Inhabited by Romans, the whole area is scattered with Roman remains. During the renovation of the house an original roman bread oven got excavated which can be admired now.

Apart from the blue living room, with its big arched window looking out on the pool and the gardens, there’s a second comfortable living space with Satellite TV, DVD, Music System with CD Player and WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop) and a glass fronted fireplace for those chilly winter nights. The whole house is equipped with central heating and air-conditioning.

Inside, solid oak furniture, comfortable sofa’s, artwork, carpets imported from India, and eclectic finishes create an interesting Spanish / Asian ambiance.

The open plan kitchen is well equipped with an oven, and ceramic hob, a microwave and dishwasher. The fridge/freezer and washing machine are situated in the larder alongside. Preparing your meals, with a glass of wine at hand and chatting with your friends and family at the same time is all easily done. Enjoy your meals in the dining area which opens up from the kitchen or dine ‘al fresco’ under the pergola on the spacious circular sun terrace at the front of the villa. Here the views are amazing. After you’ve fully enjoyed the views of the UNESCO Biosphere mountains of Grazalema, prepare yourself for those warm Andalucian nights, clear skies filled with endless stars and only the reassuring sound of the sheep bells in the distance. If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, you’ve found it right here.

The three bedrooms of the main house are upstairs, each of them with splendid views. Two are double bedded and there is one twin (with the two beds pushed together). Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The most spacious one is located in the tower. Open the balcony door and soak in the clean air and calming views while you prepare yourself for a special day.

This country villa is constructed of natural stone and traditional render. The tower is visible from far away and gives the building its characteristic grandeur. Just to the side of the house, there are two bedroom suites with four poster beds, comfortable sitting areas with sofas and easy chairs and shower areas. These two cottages are an absolute delight, built on the remains of the old animal stalls; with bits of natural rock and plants inside, tall stone walls give way to the high thatched roof, which almost makes you feel you’re in Africa. The cottages are made available together with the main house for larger groups only (8 or 10 people).

Outside the swimming pool is divine, a welcome break on a hot summer day. Around the pool you will find an immaculate green lawn, with sun loungers under little palm sunshades.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marleen Pieper (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have all loved so much the house and the tranquil surroundings, listening to goats bells, etc. Like stepping back in time. The fresh veg available one of the highlights (even for over 4 girls!), the tomatoes particularly scrumptious.

Loved the walk to the cave & a 'refreshing dip' in the paradise pool (walk 4 "Walking in the mountains of Andalucia". Horse riding with Clare also 100%. Thanks much.



Comments from the daughters: People that haven´t been here, definitely come... 5 stars...I loved the pool so so so much. I loved both of the sitting room and the 500 acres of land around us... good explore. I love the fresh veg, mostly the peppis. I am going to miss this place so so much... want to come back for 2 weeks.
Aug 2013
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4
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Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
average rating of 4.0 based on 13 reviews
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Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p970525
+34 -663969807
Cortes de la Frontera Ronda area
5

Fresh fruits, beautiful house, rural treasure!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in this villa. It´s so private and calm which really gave us a chance to get away from our busy lives and get a taste of the slower pace of Andalucian life. The views are amazing and the surrounding nature very impressive. We went to Ronda for a day and took the beautiful train ride through the valley. Another day we went to the beach and the rest of our time was spent at the villa and lovely pool. Also we went horse riding (there´s a riding place along the same track).
The villa was so beautiful and well maintained. When we came in we found a big welcome pack and during the week the gardener regularly gave us fresh fruit and vegetables from the gardens. What a luxury to be able to pick fresh fruit from the trees! The staff was very friendly and really helped us with finding the good restaurants. We would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We´re glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back.
business
Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p970525
+34 -663969807
Cortes de la Frontera Ronda area
5

Fresh fruits, wonderful house, rural treasure

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in this villa. It´s so private and calm which really gave us a chance to get away from our busy lives and get a taste of the slower pace of Andalucian life. The views are amazing and the surrounding nature very impressive. We went to Ronda for a day and took the beautiful train ride through the valley. Another day we went to the beach and the rest of our time was spent at the villa and lovely pool. Also we went horse riding (there´s a riding place along the same track).
The villa was so beautiful and well maintained. When we came in we found a big welcome pack and during the week the gardener regularly gave us fresh fruit and vegetables from the gardens. What a luxury to be able to pick fresh fruit from the trees! The staff was very friendly and really helped us with finding the good restaurants. We would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p970525
+34 -663969807
Cortes de la Frontera Ronda area
Ottawa
5

Fantastic secluded property in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this amazing home for one week during the summer time and we had a great time. The reservation and welcome to the property went very well. The property is very well maintained with a private pool and beautiful surroundings and it is perfect for a quiet vacation away from the crowds, for adults and kids alike. It was a pleasure to look at the goats make their way up and down the mountain every day and to make day trips to Ronda, as well as exploring nearby caves. We have only positive memories from our stay in this region.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p970525
+34 -663969807
Cortes de la Frontera Ronda area
1

Water supply unreliable - poor maintenance

  • 1 of 5
On arrival, Property Manager clearly disinterested as he left rapidly after our arrival and volunteered no local information about shops or restaurants etc. The only practical information communicated to us by the Property Manager was that the hot water system was solar heated and one would therefore have to wait about 5 minutes for the hot water to feed into the house from the external hot water storage tank.

Multiple problems with the house one after another.
1/ On arrival the the external lighting had been switched off - cooking on a barbecue in the dark not advised! Property Manage contacted but did not know how to switch on external lighting.

2/ Washing machine was leaking water on arrival, Property Manager informed and owner fixed leak next day, but the washing machine then would not work properly as it had to be filled with water by hand at each step in its cycle, probably because
3/ Water supply (pressure) to the house was inadequate from day 1. The Property Manager told us the owner had been informed of this problem shortly after our arrival (- but owner who spoke excellent English later made no mention of this). Therefore no water pressure to feed the hot water systems (either the solar tank or a back up gas boiler). No hot water(for wash /shave) mornings for 1st 12 days and only a slow flow of warm water (from water pipes feeding house on ground surface) for washing in the evening. Then...
4/ Day 11/14 the water supply to the house dried up completely - we could not even flush toilets! The owner now came to the house but was unable to contact maintenance man to fix problem, but later informed that the water feed had been blocked (from day 1). Water feed then unblocked!
5/House has a serious ant infestation problem; for the last 3 mornings, we woke with a bed full of ants!

Owner also indicated that guests had commented on damp - evident by paint coming off the interior walls in the kitchen and downstairs living areas - the house is a converted animal shelter set into the adjoining hillside with a stream around back.

That the pool was good (as in pictures) and well maintained (daily) is the only positive.

House 2 miles drive up gravel road and then about 20 mins from nearest shops - located in town about 250 metres up hill on opposite hillside.

On departure - property chose not to come up to house but told us to meet him in local village.
Cadiz - Ronda railway line about 300 meters in front of property.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear that you’ve had such a negative experience in our villa. During your stay our regular property manager was not there and we had a replacement. When meeting and greeting guests a property manager should make a judgement how much attention new arrivals need and want. If guests give the feeling that they are tired of a long journey and don’t want too much information on arrival we always make sure they know that they can call us later during their stay for any information they may need. Unfortunately, it sounds like the Property Manager misjudged the situation.
We do our best to create a lovely holiday home in a rural setting in a lovely part of Spain. Some of the problems you’ve experienced are to do with the rural location of the villa. For these type of problems and other issues we provide a mobile number of the property manager which can be called at all times. You called the property manager almost at the end of your two week stay to mention the low water pressure. The property manager has no recollection of this problem at the beginning of your stay and was hugely surprised that that you had waited 12 days to tell us. We totally understand you were fed up after 12 days but if you had made us aware of the issue earlier, we could have solved it immediately
I’m afraid that no rural area is free of animals: the bells of the goats, the call of a peacock, the friendly ‘hello’ from the local donkey… these are the sounds of rural Spain. And some of these animals especially small insects can make their way into the house. Ants can be an issue in most rural locations. Again a phone call would have been enough for us to send in the cleaning lady to deal with the ants.
The house is actually a converted cortijo on a Roman dwelling (with a Roman oven located under the patio). The two cottages are built on the sites where the animal shelters used to be in a faraway past.
It is important that all guests think carefully about their holiday destination and we try to make it clear in our listing that although we’re only an hour from the Costa del Sol, this is rural Andalucia. The access along a 3KM dirt track is mentioned in our listing and provides guests a very private holiday destination without neighbours.
Once again, we're very sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us and please rest assured that our regular property manager makes sure that everything is working prior to the arrival of each guest.
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Luxury private villa with pool and stunning mountain views
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Cortes de la Frontera Ronda area
4

Una Maravilla!

  • 4 of 5
Pese a algún detalle que me impide darle 5 estrellas, he de decir que tanto la casa y el buen gusto en la decoración de la misma, como la la finca, el entorno y la naturaleza, son tan de 10, que los "peros" que mencionaré -alguno importante- no impidieron que nos sintieramos de maravilla.
Lo positivo, sin duda, es mucho más: La calefacción por radiadores, junto con la chimenea, es suficiente. Pese al intenso frio -con dias soleados- no necesitamos encender el aire acondicionado (frío-calor). Llegamos ya de noche y tuvieron la amabilidad de tener encendida la calefación y la chimenea, estando ya templada la casa. Tuvimos toda la leña que deseamos- MUCHA- siempre a mano, cortada. El menaje, electrodomésticos y equipamiento en general es completo. Por ejemplo, hay 2 frigoríficos grandes. Quizás vendría bien algún edredón más para los frioleros o para no tener que poner tan alta la calefación en invierno. El baño de uno de los dormitorios es "un salón" rande e ideal.
La finca estupenda, con muchos nogales en producción, y una naturaleza cuidada en la que te puedes perder sin salir de la finca.
El personal, y los trabajadores de la finca, correctos y muy amables, no impiden disfrutar ni gozar de intimidad/soledad. Nosotros los vimos más de lo normal porque instalaron aire acondicionado en las chozas aledañas, pero siempre fueron muy discretos y educados. Creo que salvo en la recolección de la nuez (Sept-Octubre) apenas se dejan ver.
También la situación es estupenda para acercarse a los pueblos blancos (Gaucin, Ubrique, Grazalema, Arcos d la F) (desde la casa se ve Cortes) o para acercarse al mar (costa del sol o de Cádiz) o -imprescindible- a Ronda y su Tajo.
Voy con lo negativo: 1: El agua tarda mucho en salir caliente por el grifo -5 minutos- (estábamos avisados) pero es insuficiente para varias personas, es decir no tarda en salir templada-fría. Creo que se calienta por energía solar; hay que tener en cuenta que estuvimos en nochebuena y por la noche helaba de los lindo. Para nosotros nos llegófue suficiente, pero es un problema a resolver. 2: La señal Wifi solo se cogía cerca del router, en el resto de la casa la señal era demasiado débil. La conexión es potente, la solución sencilla y creo que ya está arreglado.
Yo estuve solamente con mi mujer, pero animo tanto a grupos grandes como pequeños, amantes de la naturaleza con comodidades, a disfrutar de esta maravilla; no os decepcionará.
Y a propietarios de casas cutres... por favor! Copiad un poco
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
134 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar La Parra in La Canada del Real Tesoro
Nearest Ferry
81 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Costa del Sol
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Cortes de la Frontera
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Autovia del Mediterraneo A7
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Canada del Real Tesoro
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Manilva (Costa del Sol)
Car: necessary

The villa is located in a private estate of 200 hectares, a Spanish 'finca' with its own water streams, walnut trees, a variety of other fruit trees (figs, plums, apricot), vegetable plots, foot paths, etc. From the villa the view is magnificent, looking towards the UNESCO Biosphere reserve 'Sierra de Grazalema'. The estate is reached by a 3 KM well maintained and easy accessible dirt track from the village of La Canada del Real Tesoro.

In this small village you can find basic supplies, a couple of tapas bars, an international cuisine restaurant and a train station. Although the train only runs three times a day, a trip is well worth doing. The ride between Algeciras and Ronda used to be a famous bandit's and smuggler's route in the old days. Now this train ride is classed as one of the most scenic rides in Spain.

Ten minutes further a long a windy road lies the village of Cortes de la Frontera, bigger the La Canada del real Tesoro and with a bigger selection of supermarkets, bars and restaurants. There's a 24/7 medical center here, which is always a comforting feeling for visitor.

The villa is located in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, perhaps one of Spain's best kept secret, a mountainous area just an hour north of the Costa del Sol, or an hour south of Seville. Within this region are some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe, and of course, the ancient city of Ronda.

Rich with history, the Serrania de Ronda region is home to prehistoric cave art, dolmen burial chambers, and the ruined Roman city of Acinipo, originally founded by Phoenicians, which is open to the public with an amphitheater and active archeological digs. Ronda, Spain is also the birthplace of modern Spanish bullfighting.

The region is most famous for the white towns and villages (Los Pueblos Blancos) of Andalucia. Nestled snugly into the mountains, the contrasting colors of the white pueblos on the grey and orange of the mountain rocks makes for breathtaking views.

The natural parks of the Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves offer the opportunity to see native flora and fauna in abundance. Walking, mountain biking and horse riding are the most obvious ways to explore this amazing area. For the more adventurous travelers there are possibilities to go caving, canoeing, canyoning, rock climbing, cross biking, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €375 Per night

Cortes de la Frontera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 28 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
€375
€1,250
 
 
Low season
Oct 4 2014 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€375
€1,660
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €350
Notes WE HAVE LOWERED OUR PRICES FOR THE REMAINING SUMMER WEEKS!!!

These rates are applied for the main house (three double bedrooms). Please ask as for the rates for 8 or 10 people (one or two extra luxury cottages).
Rates include mid week clean and change of linen and towels, daily pool cleaning, a welcome hamper, and fresh vegetables (seasonal) from our vegetable gardens.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cortes de la Frontera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms command spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. They are adequate sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, oak floors, air conditioning, heating, spacious cupboard space. The two adjacent cottages are only rented out in combination with the main house and are stylishly decorated with four poster beds, a living area and shower area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
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