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CHARMING VILLA near Otivar with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $2205 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms11
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
11
Bathrooms
11
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Otívar Villa Rental Photos and Description

Max Beds: 20, Min Beds: 20, Double Beds: 11, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 11, Reference: 12462

With a history stretching back to the year Columbus discovered America, this Moorish luxury villa in Andalusia is a work of art, history, and painstaking restoration. Every bedroom is a miniature palace: unique, enchanting, and luxurious. Every turn of an outdoor path leads to a secret garden overhung with vines. And when you come to the edge, the view… Well, words can't describe the panorama at this holiday villa in Andalusia. You'll scarcely even need to visit the museum room in this Andalusia villa, because history unfolds around you like a fine silk tapestry. Smell that warm, dusty Spanish air, tinged with the scent of flowers? That's Time.

(6,660 m2) Behind the protective wall that surrounds the estate, you will delight in this villa's 200-year-old Moorish ornamental gardens, which have been laboriously restored to their former glory. Here you can wander or relax in total peace and tranquility, surrounded by centuries-old palm trees, shady bowers, and colorful exotic plants. Ancient cypress hedges border an attractive swimming pool fed by a natural spring, and other facilities on-site include a private chapel (open for guests at any time; see description below), a tennis court, and an outside summer bar/dining area. There is also a former mill on the grounds that can now be used as a dining hall for a large gathering. It can seat up to 100 people. Everything is surrounded by magnificent views of the hillsides and valley. Entrance to the property is controlled electronically, guaranteeing privacy at all times.

(1,600 m2)

This villa estate, which is comprised of a main house and a chapel, has been elegantly and thoughtfully renovated so as to preserve its unique atmosphere and outstanding historical features, including some of the original furniture and decorations. The owners work hard to maintain a residence that is as visually authentic as possible—that's why you won't see the typical air conditioning or central heating units, or find mini-bars or telephones in the rooms. In the winter heating is provided electrically and on open log fires for the lounge areas. Guests can communicate by telephone, fax, or email from the library.

Main House

Ground Floor: The focal point of the main floor is without a doubt the magnificent vaulted and columned drawing room, with an original stone fireplace, chairs, couches, and tables scattered throughout the room. Other main rooms include a wood-paneled drawing room, a library, an inner patio, and a billiard room/museum. The formal dining room has seating for at least 14, while the large kitchen is fully equipped with two ovens, 4 refrigerators, industrial dishwasher, microwave, toasters, and other kitchen appliances. A separate laundry room has a washing machine, iron, and ironing board as well as a large deep freeze. There is also one bedroom on the ground floor:Room 10 has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower.

Another bedroom, Room 11, is reserved as a staff room.

First Floor: There are ten bedrooms on the first floor. All rooms are individually decorated and, like the rest of the house, furnished with antiques and curios. Bathrooms are all ensuite except for room 12.

Room 1: This large, north-facing room has a 160 cm queen-size bed, a sitting area, and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower-head.

Room 2: This suite contains a 160 cm queen-size 4-poster bed, a living room area, and a luxury ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, large bathtub, and separate shower. The bedroom faces south and west.

Room 3: This bedroom is south-facing and has a 160 cm brass queen-size bed, an ensuite bathroom (sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head), and views over garden.

Room 4: A south-facing room with two twin-beds that can be joined upon request and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head.

Room 5: This south-facing room has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head.

Room 6: Facing south and east, this bedroom has the best views. It is spacious and contains a canopied 160 cm double bed and a luxury bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower-head.

Room 7: This bedroom has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head. A connecting room contains a sofa bed suitable for one. The room faces north and east.

Room 8: This north facing room with a living area has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and tub with handheld showerhead.

Room 9: In the rear tower, this bedroom contains a 4-poster 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head. It faces south and east and also has a private terrace.

Rooms 10 and 11 are on the ground floor.

Room 12: In the front tower, this room contains two twin-beds (can be joined upon request), with a separate bathroom (sink, toilet, and bathtub with handheld shower-head) in a converted dovecote on the floor above.

The Chapel: Constructed circa 1890, the chapel was dedicated to the Virgin of Lourdes by the Marquesa, the last member of the original family, after a pilgrimage to Lourdes cured her of cancer. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-9), the chapel was ransacked, but after the war, the Marquesa returned, refurbished the chapel with religious artifacts from her home in Madrid. The building then resumed its role as religious centre of the estate, used for wedding blessings, baptisms, and other religious services. Today, a statue of the Virgin of Lourdes presides over the altar, which is more than two centuries old. Colorful carved saints look down from the walls, and the original marble font stands beside the entrance. The chapel's vaulted roof and high windows provide subtle lighting and atmosphere for an intimate ceremony. Seating capacity is for 35 people. Power outlets are available for extra photographic lighting or taped music.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Cook Service: Upon request

Extra Housekeeping: Upon request

Transfer Service: Upon request

Babysitting: Upon request

Wedding Coordinator: Upon request

Event Catering: Upon request

Please Note:

To rent this property for 32 guests, please see

Villa La Reina with Cottages.

This villa can be rented for weddings; please inquire for more details.

Pets are not allowed.

Although there are excess beds, the number of guests in the main house is restricted to 20 for reasons of wear-and-tear.

Conference and business equipment (audiovisual, translation, etc.) are available.

Pool heating is available on request from November - May, with at least two weeks advance notice.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

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Calendar last updated:
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Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

CHARMING VILLA near Otivar with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $2205 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

Very good. Great house....

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Very good. Great house.

Enjoyed Most:

Views, pool, decor, heaps of room.

Surrounding Area:

Good weather.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Otivar. No.

30 min drive away.

Special Experiences:

RentVillas assisted me in arranging some catered meals. A good idea has cooking for big groups is not easy!

Tips or Restaurants:

None. The instructions are good. Although there is no need to bring money for tourist tax.

Directions:

We just used Google Maps. Perfect.

Check In Out:

All good.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

It was a very elegant and relaxing week....

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

It was a very elegant and relaxing week.

Enjoyed Most:

The gardens and views.

Enjoyed Least:

No A/C or screens.

Surrounding Area:

Views.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Otivar, not in walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Bring a fan and mosquito net.

Our favorite restaurants were Bar Restaurant Madera and Buena Vista in Otivar and Bar Kiki in Granada.

Directions:

We did use a GPS and found it, although we did pass the drive the first time in the dark.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

This villa was absolutely amazing. From the first view of the property as you arrive to every ...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

This villa was absolutely amazing. From the first view of the property as you arrive to every detail along the way. The gardens are stunning. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques and regional influences. This place is truly magical.

Enjoyed Most:

The gorgeous outdoor spaces provided a dreamy setting and perfect atmosphere for our party of 20.

Enjoyed Least:

We thought everything was luxurious about this property, except the kitchen pans.

Surrounding Area:

The quaint mountain villages, amazing coastal towns along the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea, Granada, Alhambra. The list goes on and on.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Otivar was not walking distance, but it was only a few minutes by car and had shops for supplies and VERY nice people.

Tips or Restaurants:

Bring plenty of water, as the water at the villa is not potable. We had plenty of great food in Otivar and Almunecar. I enjoyed most the evenings that the villa staff cooked dinner for us. These are cooks, not chefs, which is clearly stated in the info packet. That being said, the food was very good and the atmosphere magical.

Directions:

We used the GPS coordinates and our GPS took us straight there - no problems.

Check In Out:

I speak some Spanish, but am not sure I understood everything during check in. The staff were extremely helpful and communication was fun if not flawless.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Absolutely excellent. It could not have been a more appropriate setting for a family get-togeth...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Absolutely excellent. It could not have been a more appropriate setting for a family get-together of 17 people of various ages.

Enjoyed Most:

The whole property was superb. While retaining the quaint, antique nature of the houe, the modern bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms were combined with tasteful decor and beautiful rooms. The grounds dating back 400 years are absolutely stunning.

Enjoyed Least:

Nothing. It was all superb.

Surrounding Area:

We hardly went off the property as it was so great to just enjoy the viilla and its grounds. A day trip to Granada was an excellent excursion.

Tips or Restaurants:

You cannot but enjoy this wonderful villa.

Directions:

Easy to find. You don't need a GPS.

Check In Out:

No problems at all. Peppa, who runs the villa, does the cooking, organizes the shopping, etc., is wonderful. Luckily I speak Spanish - it might have been tricky without this.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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The villa is beautiful and very private. It was perfect for a family reunion with day trips ou...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

The villa is beautiful and very private. It was perfect for a family reunion with day trips out from the villa.

Enjoyed Most:

After the first two nights, we cooked for ourselves and the outdoor seating was fabulous for meals. The staff brought fresh bread every day.

Enjoyed Least:

There was some confusion over the food preparation. We had ordered flats of water and other items which were never provided. We ordered meals prepared at the villa for Saturday and Sunday night. The staff was told that we had 5 vegetarians out of 20 people but the meal on Sunday had a lot of fish, but few vegetables. The clothes washer takes a long time to wash clothes.

Tips or Restaurants:

It is important to tell clients in advance to bring groceries and water to the villa on Saturday since the stores are closed on Sunday and the property is about 20 minutes up from Alemuncar where you there is a nice grocery store.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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Located in the hills between the monumental city of Granada and the Costa Tropical, this villa is entirely private, while still enjoying easy access to bustling seaside villages. This area is one of the less modernized areas of the Spanish Mediterranean, perfect for those who want to avoid tourist traps. Within the range of a days' excursion, you'll find a huge selection of things to do and see. Most water sports can be found in Almunecar and La Herradura, while horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking opportunities abound in the hills surrounding the villa and in the Alpujarras. The Sierra Nevada is host to one of Spain's best winter ski resorts, Sol y Nieve. An 18-hole golf course is located just outside Granada. The city of Granada itself has a wealth of monuments, including the Alhambra Palace (Spain's most visited monument) and its gardens. Also interesting are the old gypsy quarter of Sacromonte, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, La Alcaicieria (old silk market), the Arab baths, and an archaeological museum. For those more interested in rural wonders, few mountain villages are more impressive than those in the spectacular Alpujarra mountain region, classified by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. Toward the coast and down through the verdant Tropical Valley (full of exotic fruit orchards), you'll find Almunecar. This local market town is worth a visit for its Moorish castle, botanical gardens, and Roman monuments. To the east lies Salobrena, a picturesque white village surrounded by sugar cane fields and crowned with another Arab fortress. To the west you will find Nerja, home to one of the largest cave systems in the country, and the tallest stalactite pillar in the world. We could go on, but half the fun of traveling is discovering the secrets of the land on your own! Sol y Nieve: 1.5 hours by car The Alpujarras: 1 hour Granada (airport): 55 km Nerja: 45 min La Herradura: 40 min Salobrena: 40 min Beaches: 30 min Almunecar: 15 km

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Amenities

Otívar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Outside:
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis

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