About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful Villa, Sleeps 10 Secluded Location, Breathtaking Views, Near Granada
Villa San Cristobel is a huge five bedroom villa sleeping up to ten. Painstakingly refurbished, and lovingly transformed into a luxurious holiday home with private pool. The villa set is in its own landscaped gardens and was once the village school. The property has broadband wifi, plenty of games, a table tennis table, DVDs and separate seating areas, making it perfect for families or large groups or a luxurious get away for two. With many pieces of original art, it is a truly special holiday home.
The villa is surrounded by olive groves and farmland. The house has a landscaped garden, table tennis, BBQ. If you need to cool off, walk down through the landscaped gardens and dive into the beautiful new pool or relax on one of the many terraces and enjoy unrivalled views down the valley to where malaga, Cordoba and Granada meet.
Important notes on accommodation
If travelling with children rest assured that our home is child friendly. We know difficult it travelling with children and more importantly their stuff! That's why you can leave it at home as we provide: many baby and child toys, on request sterilizers, baby monitor, cots, baby backpack, changing mat, bath and high chairs. There's also a games console, kids games and swing ball for the rest of the family.
When renting in summer months the spacious interior has marble floors throughout and high ceilings to keep you cool. For the winter there is central heating and double glazing to keep you warm as toast.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Nik Rainer
Nik, Jacqui, Rosie and George left the UK in 2003 to start their new life in Andalucia. Having lived around the world and stayed in the best and the worst the world had to offer, we think we know what people want from a holiday. We bought this old Spanish farm house, Casa Caballos and then later Villa San Cristobel because we love everything about this part of Spain. The food, the people, the architecture and just about everything here that makes you feel that you are alive! We live here full time and are committed to our life here and providing a memorable holiday for you. With almost 10 years experience, we think we have cracked it!
Nik Rainer purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Nik Rainer chose Loja
Villa San Cristobel is located in Puerto Blanquillo or White Haven, a small hamlet nestled in the Sierra Martilla, at the heart of Granada's olive growing region. Just an hour's drive from the coast, airport and Granada. The nearest villages; Zagra and Ventorres de San Jose, both retain a peaceful, traditional Andalucian way of life that is quickly disappearing on the coast and in many of the well visited Pueblo Blancos or 'White Villages' elsewhere. None of the Bars or Restaurants will appear in the Zagat or Michelin guides, however armed with a few Spanish words and a phrase book you will be welcomed by the friendly patrons and locals.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We were an extended family staying with 6 adults and 4 children from 0 - 70 years old. The Villa was spotlessness clean when we arrived and the owners had left food and essentials for us as we arrived very late at night. A lovely touch! There was plenty of space to find a secluded corner away from each other if needed and the views are to die for and we enjoyed watching the sunset from the terraces. Our favourite thing was the fab secluded pool among the olives groves and swimming at night with the pool lights on. The pool is gated, so no worrying about the children and there was loads of room for them to play.
We had a fantastic stay in the villa- and for me it was the perfect combination of modern and rustic style with loads of special touches.We really loved the original art work! It was great to have all the mod cons to make the holiday go smoothly, wifi etc...but still have such a unique,tranquil setting.
We really loved the location and managed to get to Granada and Cordoba with no problems.The owner's local knowledge was vast and helped us make the most of the local fiestas and sights- of which there are too many to mention Loved our stay i wouldn't hesitate to recommend it! Thank you Nick and Jackie for a wonderful stay!
Lost in magnificent andalucia!
We spent the week before Easter with our perants and children in the fantastiv Villa Christoble. Although there is plenty to see locally in Granada and Malaga, we opted to spend most of our time on the beautiful terrace looking down to the Lake and enjoying our house. We'll be back!
Problème de propreté général au rez-de-chaussée, poussière, ustensile de cuisine sale… terrasse un grand bazar.
Pas de douche dans la piscine impossible de se laver avant et après la baignade et la salle de bain la plus proche est à l’étage.
Enormément de chien à proximité à moins de 20 mètres, avec des aboiements interminable et plus grave certains se promènent autour de la propriété qui n’a pas de barrière, ce qui nous a énormément inquiété pour nos enfants.
Un jour en rentrant de visite nous constatons que des personnes (des voisins) se prélassaient à la piscine ! Sur ce le propriétaire s’est excusé, mais cela dénote bien le manque de sécurité que l’on ressent dans cette demeure.
Il n’y a pas de parking sécurisé pour la voiture, il faut la garer sur l’allée qui est de nouveau accessible à tous. Il y a un manque d’entretien et de petit aménagement ce qui rendrait cette demeure agréable.
Pour finir il faut savoir qu’il a 25 minutes de tournant assez serré pour arriver à la demeure depuis Lojas (difficile pour les enfants) et Grenade est à minimum 1 heure.
Le point positif se sont les chambres à l’étage qui sont agréable et le propriétaire très poli au téléphone car nous ne l’avons jamais vu ni à l’entrée et ni à la sortie !
I am very sorry that you seemingly didn´t enjoy your stay. I am also quite confused that none of these issues were brought up at the time of your stay? I would just like to point our that this the ONLY review below 4 stars that we have on many holiday sites in the 13 years that we have been operating.
Villa San Cristobel is a huge five bedroom villa sleeping up to ten. Set amongst tranquil olive groves within the Sierra Martilla mountains, you are just 45 minutes from Granada city, with panoramic views down to the lake at Iznajar, and just one hour from an idyllic beach.
Painstakingly refurbished, and lovingly transformed into a luxurious holiday home with private pool, the villa is in its own landscaped gardens and was once the village school. The property has free broadband wifi and plenty of games, a Table Tennis Table, DVDs and separate seating areas, making it perfect for families or large groups. With many pieces of original art, it is a truly special holiday home.
Situated in the Andalucian olive belt, it's a perfect base for trips out to the coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Cordoba, Seville, and Granada with its Alhambra Palace. Alternatively you can lounge by the pool or visit one of the local villages for a leisurely home cooked lunch or tapas. We can also arrange for a local restaurant to prepare a sumptuous Paella for your group which you can eat watching the sun go down over the lake on the Villa's terrace.
The Lake at Iznajar itself, is the largest in Andalucia. The beaches at nearby Iznajar provide a wonderful place to lay on in the sun and swim in beautiful freshwater. You can also camp here, fish for trout, bass and many more fish or try some of the water sports in the summer like canoeing or sailing.
The area is crisscrossed with amazing hiking trails that will allow you to observe Andalucian flora and fauna up close.
As your hosts we are usually in hand to help you with anything. Weather that is translating with a local doctor, picking the best places to eat or just having a chat and letting you know about the area. We have had happy guests for over 10 years now, so nothing is too much trouble when you on Holiday with us.
Golf: at Antequera or Granada
Skiing: Skiing at the Sierra Nevada.
How to get there: Malaga is just over an hour away. Granada 45 mins. Trains and buses everyday
Distances: Villages 1- 3km away. Outside Bar by waterfall - 1 km away. Lakeside beach and restaurants - 25km away. Costa Tropical - 1 hour away.
Further Details: 5 minutes to the nearest villages and 20 minutes to Loja, a major town.
Nearby villages Ventorres de San Jose and Zagra boast many bars and fiestas, banks, doctors and convenience shops.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
High season for Easter and Christmas. Heating surcharge for winter Changeover day: Flexible on request.