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Spectacular villa with pool and impressive views in lush nature close to Madrid

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Property of 15.000m2, 3 double bedrooms, enormous covered terrace, 11x4m. pool

Large living room with open kitchen with bar, open fireplace and large windows with breathtaking views of the high mountain peaks; 3 double bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people very comfortably; 2 full bathrooms; 100m2 covered terrace with fireplace/barbecue and view of the Extremadura plains; pool of 11x4 m. at 10 m. distance of the terrace; garage with ping pong table, mountain bikes; subtropical garden immediately around the house, with large property including a small vineyard, olive grove and fig trees, and a swing.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Hans

Hello, we're Hans and Viveca, a Dutch-American-German-Argentine couple living in Madrid since 1990. We are both contemporary art dealers.

Hans purchased this house in 2008

Why Hans chose La Vera

We fell in love with the Sierra de Gredos soon after arriving in Spain, when we would come out on weekends to go hiking. The dramatic rocky mountain peaks covered with snow until the summer, set against the palm trees and orange trees and other lush subtropical vegetation further down, and then the endless view of the Extremadura plains. Such a sense of space and of freedom! As soon as we could we bought a plot of land here, at easy walking distance from one of the Garganta Minchones, one of the area's best mountain rivers, and built the house of my dreams here. We hope you will be able to enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We built the house on a spot that has 360º views, of the high mountain peaks on the north, the endless Extremadura plains on the south with the Sierra de Guadalupe and the Montes de Toledo on the horizon at 50 km. distance, and the sensual and lush hills of La Vera area all around. The architects, an American married to a Swedish woman who lived and worked in Madrid for some years, managed to preserve this sense of all-around views by putting in many large floor to ceiling windows that make the house almost transparent. The light is absolutely magical, different at all times of the day, and the place radiates an incredible sense of peace and calm. The covered terrace is our actual living space, as the climate allows for all-year-round outdoor life. What we enjoy most are the summer nights out under the amazing starry skies, and the beautiful rockpools in the Garganta Minchones, where bathing in the mineral water pools to the sound of the waterfalls feels like being in an open-air spa.


Villanueva de la Vera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 2 double
    - 2 double
    - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Rental fee includes end-of-stay cleaning. During pool season, the fee also includes pool maintanance.


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Spectacular villa with pool and impressive views in lush nature close to Madrid
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Peaceful retreat in Extremadura

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two boys, ages six and nine) just spent two very relaxing weeks here. The house is very comfortable and fully equipped. The pool is beautiful and the perfect antidote to summer heat. The views over the valley are just spectacular, it is quiet, the perfect place to unplug and recharge. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views

  • 3 of 5

The property is wonderful with its Panaromic views and is situated in a lovely part of unspoilt Spain, great villages, restaurants and friendly community feel. Unfortunately I don't remember reading about the long trek up to the property on a very bad unmade road..not too suitable for a normal car or the fact that due to it being solar powered you could not have a fan or air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rixensart / Belgium

Incredible view and location

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was marvelous. The house presents incredible views on the landschape aroud and on the sierra De Gredos. There is alot of to do and to visit in this area of Spain. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.

I hope we will be able to return for future holidays.

The only negative point is the absence of a washing machine (as all the electricity is provided by solar panels).

Except this everything was marvelous

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rose bougainville, geurende jasmijn en een zeldzaam groot terras

  • 5 of 5

Wat hebben wij genoten in het mooie huis van Viveca en Hans! Ik wil iets vertellen over de dingen die het meeste indruk op me maakten: het huis en het terras; de omgeving en de boekenkast.

Loop je de trap op naar het huis en schuif je de meer dan manshoge metalen deur open dan ligt daar het terras voor je. Het terras is zeldzaam groot en hoog. Het is begrensd door vijf of zes brede pilaren, die wisselend begroeid zijn met bougainville en jasmijn. De geur van de jasmijn zweeft als wij er eind mei en begin juni zijn, nog over het terras. Er staan stoelen aan een brede tafel, een paar houten relaxstoelen bij de haard, een paar kuipstoelen, veel potten met planten en op het eind staan cactussen. Tussen de pilaren doemt in de verte de volgende bergketen op, voorbij de uitgestrekte vlakte. Als je naar binnen gaat dan zie je dat het huis langwerpig is, je ziet de uitgestrekte gang langs de slaapkamers; en de hoge plafonds en de lange ramen in alle kamers vallen je op. Loop je dan de trap van het terras af naar het zwembad, en kijk je daar vandaan naar het huis dan strekt zich daarachter De Sierra de Gredos uit. Dat indrukwekkende huis valt dan weg. Het eindeloze terras, de fraaie rechte daklijst, tegen de eeuwigheid van de bergen blijft het bij bescheiden statement. Het past. Alles klopt.

Mijn vrouw en ik wandelden graag in de directe omgeving rond het huis, 's ochtends vroeg als het nog niet zo warm was, of 's avonds voor zonsondergang, als de zon laag over de bergen scheen en het licht zo mooi was (bij het huis omhoog, en dan naar het westen en terug). Twee keer zagen we reeën (bij een wandeling aan de oostkant van het huis). Ook wandelden we vanuit dorpjes in de omgeving. We bezochten het klooster van Yste, waar Karel V zijn laatste jaren doorbracht; de steden Cacares en Truijillo en Salamanca. De lange reistijd naar Salamanca woog op tegen de indruk van deze levendige en interessante stad. Verder viel ons op dat er relatief weinig toeristen waren. We waren niet bekend met dit gedeelte van het binnenland, we vonden het zeer de moeite waard.

Verder heb ik met veel plezier gegrasduind in de rijk gevulde boekenkast van Hans en Viveca. Ik heb zeer genoten van een biografie over de schilder Willem de Kooning.

Hans en Viveca waren attent als gastheer en gastvrouw, Viveca was snel met een app-je als wij een vraag hadden. Vijf sterren van ons!

Pauline van Lijden en Ekke Wolters (Nederland, Groningen

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lugar espectacular, casa confortable

  • 5 of 5

Una localizacion preciosa, una casa estupenda y gran comunicacion del propietario y el gestor.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Glasgow, Scotland

Perfect retreat in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This is a really phenomenal house. It's modern, stylish and comfortable, with great indoor and outdoor living space. This house doesn't just look great; the fact it is a cleverly designed creation manifests itself in that it's a really fun, and practical, house to holiday in. It sits in a superb site with commanding views back to the mountains and out across the plain, and it enjoys total tranquility and privacy. It would therefore be a great place just to unwind, relax and enjoy the house, grounds and pool. But for us the unspoilt, natural and scenic environment in which this place is situated was a highlight of our holiday. From the house there are tracks for walks and cycles in all directions, rock pools for exploring and swimming in, and of course it's not far either to access great hiking routes in the Sierra de Gredos. The mountain scenery around the Circo de Gredos in particular was very impressive but there is also much that can be accessed very close to the house; you don't have to venture far here to be in a pristine mountain environment with amazing scenery and abundant wildlife! Of course for less energetic days out the local villages in La Vera are really all very picturesque - and that's all without even thinking of venturing to Mérida, Trujillo, Caceres, Ávila, Toledo, or any of the other places you could easily get to for a day trip if you were so inclined...!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Madrid Barajas
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Municipal pool of Villanueva de la Vera
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Oropesa de Toledo
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Asador Las Solanas
Car: necessary

Casa La Vera de Gredos is situated some 100 m. above the picturesque village of Villanueva de la Vera, on the fertile southern slopes of the Sierra de Gredos. The region has a microclimate, with soft yet relatively wet winters and long, warm and dry summers. It is knows for its exuberant subtropical vegetation and the mountain streams that form idyllic natural rock pools. It is an ideal environment for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The house has 3 mountain bikes, and there's a horse stable at a 5 minute walk from the house.

The area is also knows for the Ruta del Emperador, as emperor Charles V spent the last years of his life here, at the castle now converted into the Parador of Jarandilla de la Vera and at the Yuste monastery, which he had built. On the Extremadura plains, within an hour's drive from the house, are the beautiful conquistador towns of Trujillo and Cáceres. The impressive Roman ruins and Museum of Roman Art of Mérida are at a 2 hour drive from the house.


Rates & Availability

Villanueva de la Vera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Verano/Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
Otoño / Autumn 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $291.65

Tarifa incluye limpieza a final de la estancia. En temporada alta incluye el mantenimiento de la piscina. No incluye la calefacción. Precio para 4 personas. Personas adicionales a 15€ extra por persona/día.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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