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Rural townhouse in traditional white village location with superb panoramic view

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

New to the holiday rental market for 2015 season – Rural townhouse in traditional white village location with superb panoramic views.

Our property, Casa Tierra (Highland House) is in the mountain village of Montejaque which is situated in the Sierra la Gralema National Park. Montejaque is a picturesque village with a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The village has retained its authentic rural charm and is the perfect place for a “get away from it all” holiday. The historic town of Ronda, with its breath taking El Tajo gorge and bullring, is a 20 minute drive away.

Casa Tierra is a three bedroom modern townhouse which is part of a small complex on the edge of the village. This allows an uninterrupted panoramic view of the mountainside. The complex has a private communal pool and Jacuzzi and beautifully maintained gardens.

Our house is well equipped and includes air conditioning, WiFi and British Terrestrial TV. Downstairs there is a luxury fitted kitchen (hopefully containing most of items you are likely to need for your stay), a toilet/cloakroom, and a lounge/diner which gives access to a private terrace and the pool and gardens. Upstairs are the three bedrooms and family bathroom with an over bath shower. Two of the bedrooms are doubles (one of which can have either twin beds or a super king-size bed). The third bedroom is smaller and would be more suited to a child.

Due to our property being in a mountain village it is sadly unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.

More Details

Owner
John Grant
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About John Grant

John & Mandy Grant

John Grant purchased this house in 2012

Why John Grant chose Ronda area

To be updated

What makes this house unique

To be updated

Amenities

Montejaque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC, bidet, wash basin and heated towel rail. Downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be converted to two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Suitable for child
  • Bedroom one - Juliet balcony overlooking pool and gardens. King size bed with large sliding wardrobe which includes hanging space, shelving and drawers. IPod/IPhone alarm docking station. Hairdryer provided. Bedroom two - Juliet balcony overlooking street and olive grove. Super king size bed which can be unzipped into two single beds. Please advise us which layout you require when booking. Large sliding wardrobe which includes hanging space, shelving and drawers. IPod/IPhone alarm docking station. Hairdryer provided. Bedroom three - overlooking pool. Single daybed and chest of drawers. Would best suit a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Rural townhouse in traditional white village location with superb panoramic view
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I'll keep this short as i don't want to rehash what all the other reviews have said, my wife and i have stayed in a lot of holiday properties and without doubt this is the best equipped, most comfortable we have ever stayed in, the house wants for nothing and we had a fantastic stay there, everything from payments, enquiries, administration to arrival, welcome pack and local management was spot on. Everything else about the rest of our holiday was great also but i'll spare the details as it's all been said previously. No doubting the quality of this acommodation, just book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil, Thank you for your positive response on your stay in my house in Montejaque. I am glad you had a good Holiday. If in the future you decide to revisit the area, then please don't hesitate to contact me as I am open to giving a good rate for returning customers. Thanks again, regards John Grant
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5

Beautiful in every way

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is amazing.

The views are stunning; it is exceptionally clean and there is everything you could possibly want from a house with large rooms, plenty of towels, comfy beds. The kitchen is well stocked and has china and plastic items for eating inside and outside. I am not sure the photos do it justice...

We always managed to park outside; the pool was never full although it did get busy at the weekends but we were staying for a Spanish heatwave in August! The neighbours are all friendly and it is a quiet complex at night.

Across the road there is a children's park and outdoor gym area which our kids loved.

The village is amazing - they have a bakery; numerous bars / cafes and restaurants; mini supermarkets, post office etc and stunning mountain scenary.

We would happily come and stay again - thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hannah, Thank you for your kind words, I am really glad that you had a great Holiday in my house, in the wonderful village of Montejaque. I have tried to Fit out the house to a Standard that I would expect when renting a Holiday Home. Your are welcome to return anytime and please contact me prior to any future bookings as I will be open to offering a discount for repeat guests. Thanks once again, and I hope that it has not been to much of a shock being back to normal life Regards, John
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5

Fabulous property, completely undersold, great service

  • 5 of 5

John's house is a gem. Wonderfully located, beautifully appointed, spacious, and incredibly well stocked. It was like visiting a friend's place and they'd popped out momentarily. So many rentals are furnished poorly and lack basic amenities. John's on the other hand was ace.

We loved the large, usable terrace and pool area. So nice to have grass around the pool, our toddler loved it. In short, it was really easy to live here for a week.

John is obviously a modest chap as he completely undersells the house. What he offers is tremendous and fabulous value for money.

The village is small enough to walk around easily. It's quiet and friendly. There are a few restaurants, tapas bars, a bank and a couple of stores. Everything you need unless you're expecting buzzing nightlife! The views from the house to the mountains, complete with eagles soaring overhead are mesmerizing.

The locals were friendly, everyone says hello as you pass in the street. They were also hugely patient and generous when confronted with our terribly limited Spanish.

It is worth noting John's comment about hills. The village is built on a steep hill so anyone who struggles with that should look elsewhere.

We enjoyed day trips to Ronda (such an amazing road to get there) and Grazalema. There looked to be plenty of other options to try if we visit again.

We were warmly greeted by Isabel, the locally based manager and again when she assisted us once when needed during our stay. Nice to know you have someone local to call on should the need arise.

I truly hope I am able to return to Montejaque and if I did, I would book John's place without hesitation. I recommend you do too.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent base for walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is light & airy, very well equipped and the terrace & pool catch plenty of sun until about 5pm. Parking is right outside the front door and there are shops in the village for essentials. The owners also left a welcome pack of some groceries as a starter, thank you. There is tv and some dvds but we never managed to get the satellite British tv working,(not a problem, too much else to do).

There are several bars and restaurants in the village offering tapas or full meals.

We had several walks direct from the house and a few that we started from Grazalema. If you are intending to go for day walks you will need to take your own maps. A local told us about a short walk up a mountain called Coros, just past Grazalema, starting from the Puerto de las palomas. There's a car parking area by the mirador and if you walk up the track on the car park side you get to look down over the valley and watch the vultures wheeling around beneath you....spectacular, take binoculars.

Ronda is worth a visit as is the nearby cave with ancient cave paintings. The dry reservoir on the road up out of Montejaque was a bit of a scramble but the damn and surroundings were astonishing.

If we decide to return to this area we would certainly be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House, Great Village, Great Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to the lovely village of Montejaque, and this was by far and away the best place that we have stayed - clean, well-stocked, spacious, and in one of the few places in the village where parking is easy! The pool is just perfect for lazy days with the family and never really seems to get busy.

The village has all you could need once you've stocked up in the supermarket in Ronda (although John and Mandy make sure there is a very welcome pack of bread, cheese, milk and wine on arrival), with some small food stores dotted around, two little bars in the main square and a good pizza/pasta restaurant nearby. Since our last visit, there are more waymarked trails around the village itself providing the opportunity for some evening walks post-tapas and pre-sangria. As ever, all of the folk in the village are very friendly and appreciate any effort to speak Spanish, especially when spoken by children.

Others have mentioned the proximity of Ronda, and we have been to Grazelema before, but this time we took in the amazing scenery of Zahara de la Sierra, another white village about 20 mins drive away, where there is a 16th Century lookout tower that stands above a turquoise blue lake. On the way back, call in at La Playita - a man-made beach on the shores of the lake with swimming, activities and barbecue areas.

All in all, a great place to stay - the consistent 5 star reviews don't lie. Thank you John and Mandy for letting us borrow your house, and we hope to return again in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed staying at our house. We agree that the village is very friendly and they do appreciate you trying to speak Spanish (however badly!). Thanks for your suggestions on places to visit, you seem to have explored the area more than we have. We look forward to you visiting again.
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5

Absolutely wonderful house.

  • 5 of 5

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5 star. We stayed for a 12 nights in August in this lovely house, the house itself is spotless and John and Mandy have furnished it to a very high standard with all the comforts and accessories you will need for a comfortable and relaxing break, the kitchen is equipped will all mod cons including dishwasher and washing machine. The shared pool is just a few steps away from the patio area which on some days you could have all to yourself.

The village of Montejaque is lovely and all the locals are very friendly and helpful, it has a few small restaurants and small shops which have all you will need. Further afield the beautiful Ronda is around 25 mins away where you can find plenty of supermarkets and restaurants, nearby Grazalema is also worth a visit and Seville is around 1 ½ hours away. Thank you John and Mandy we will look forward to visiting again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying at out property and exploring the village and surrounding area. You are welcome back any time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Malage, Seville, Gibraltar
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Benoajan Estacion
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
San Pedro de Alcantara
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Change over day would normally be Saturday's for a minimum of 7 days, please contact owner if you wish to rent for a shorter period or have a different arrival day, these may be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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