About the property
- Villa2260 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom restored house with mountain views
Casa Rosina is a haven of peace and tranquility set in a hamlet only 5 kms from the white village of Periana. The perfect get away from it all location in the mountains of Andalucia. It is one hour's drive from Malaga and located along an easily accessible track. The house is full of character with traditional features including wooden beams and hand made tiled floors. It is stylishly decorated with Moroccan and Spanish textiles and furniture. With its own private pool and BBQ area, the front and back sun terraces offer stunning open views to the mountains, lake Viñuela and Mediterranean sea. The well-made track to the house winds its way through olive groves, assorted fruit trees and wild flowers providing a romantic backdrop to this peaceful, mountain retreat. It is perfect for summer rentals for lazing by the private pool and also in spring and autumn when with more temperate weather offers many opportunities for walks and other sporting activities. The fascinating Moorish cities of Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla are all in easy reach by car. The coast is only a half hour drive with many beaches and coves and small towns to explore.
Children of all ages are welcome! We provide a cot and high chair. The pool is fenced off with a lockable gate to prevent small children from wandering into the pool area unsupervised.
Guest comments: 'We wanted a holiday with a difference and this was it. Totally away from the madding crowd. Casa Rosina is situated in a beautiful area and the house itself was wonderful' Martin and Valerie.
'Casa Rosina had all the comforts we could possibly want - it felt like it was our home, if unfortunately for only two weeks!! We will certainly be back' Sarah and Peter and family.
'The pool is wonderful and the sunsets while having our evening drinks were stunning' Eric and Joan .
'Its been a fantastic fortnight, traveling to so many interesting places and the children loved it all' John, Sarah and 3 children Ollie, Sarah and James.
'Twice a day at about 9.30 a.m. and 9.30 p.m. a gang of sheep and goats are driven down the road to drink at the well, organised by two and a half dogs and a man who alternatively wears a straw Panama and camouflage forage cap - what a wonderful way to unwind' Tony, Jacqui and friends.
Golf: There are several golf courses along the coast within easy reach of Casa Rosina. Baviera Golf in Torre del Mar is the nearest 18 hole golf club. We can pre book rounds for guests.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Anne Ritchie
Originally from Scotland we came to live in this lovely part of Spain to have a more peaceful life, to learn a new language and experience the Spanish culture. We love living here and have adopted 4 dogs (or rather they adopted us!) as you can see from our picture above taken outside our house which is only 15 minutes from Casa Rosina.
Anne Ritchie purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Anne Ritchie chose Alcaucín
We had never been to Spain before a friend told us what a great place Spain is to live. So we came in 2000, fell in love with the Axarquia area and quickly bought our house and the following year bought Casa Rosina to rent out. We love having people from all over Europe come stay in Casa Rosina and we try our best to make their holiday as good as it can possibly be. Casa Rosina is set in such tranquil surroundings of the mountain hamlet and we enjoy meeting everyone who comes to stay. The nearby villages of Periana and Alcaucin are full of great tapas bars and restaurants and friendly Spanish locals who are very gracious in helping us with our Spanish!
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Rosina is ideally situated in a small traditional hamlet surrounded by olive groves and fabulous wide open views to the lake and Mediterranean sea.The hillside goats come through the village daily and drink from the village fountain and then wend their way on down the tracks to other hamlets and olive groves. It is truly a place to unwind, read a book by the pool in the shade of the fig tree and get away from the hurly burly of life. When we first saw the house we fell in love with the stable gated front door which leads into the spacious house opening up to rooms on different levels. The winding staircase takes you up to the top floor with the lovely big master bedroom with great views down to the sea. The large downstairs bedroom opens out into the front terrace - a great place for breakfast or just relaxing and reading a book. The house is large enough so that there is plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. We sometimes have a few days there ourselves to enjoy the pool and the lovely views!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Rural & rustic.
The property was ideal for us, as a family of 5 there was plenty of room for everyone without getting on top of one another. The pool was a lovely welcome after a spot of sunbathing. The sunsets were stunning! At the end of the day, having the lower ensuite bedroom, we'd simply tell the kids we were off to bed, then we would slip out onto the front terrace for a nightcap.
All in all we had a fantastic holiday. Thank you so much Anne & David xx
Many thanks Dee. We were delighted you and your family had a lovely holiday in Casa Rosina and you will be very welcome to come back any time!
Anne and David xx
Anne and David thank you very much for the lovely welcome and lovely time we spent at Casa Rosina The house is just perfect, very well equipped and so spacious, amd the library of book provided is an added bonus. Such a peaceful place it is. Anne has been helpful from day 1 when I emailed her giving me all details and answering all my questions even prior to or after the booking.
We loved spending our breakfast and lunches under the amazing shade provided by the fig tree. And later a dip in the enclosed and not overlooked pool.. The kids loved it..
While we were there we contacted Anne and David regarding an issue and they promptly attended and solved our issue and they were not in the least annoyed or seemed disturbed by it.
The washing machine and dishwasher were really good to have we didn't have to pack in a lot of clothes and not spending time doing dishes Is very welcome when on holiday.
The directions to the house were clear and precise and we didn't find it difficult to get to the property. Although it's Hugh up in the mountains and as Anne recommends Irs best to have a bigger type car .
David comes to clean the pool twice a week and we enjoyed a little chat with him but he is in no way intrusive.
Please take up the offer to book hire car through Anne as it's less hassle . We had an hours wait for our car n car seat from where we booked although I paid for fast track it still took that long. David later mentioned that if we had booked through them it would just be a 5 min wait at airport . The house has 2 booster seats for your use for no extra charge.
We had a great time and we look forward to going again in the future.
Anne and David all the best and keep doing what you are doing as you both clearly do a great job .
Thank you so much Aziza for your great review. We are so pleased that you and your family had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back! Anne and David.
As Aziza says we can book a hire car for you from a totally reliable car hire company that we have used for many of our clients over the 14 years we have been renting out. The rep meets you at the Arrivals hall at Malaga airport and within a few minutes you are off and away. No long queues or off site parking. The cost they quote is fully comprehensive with NO hidden extras!
A Happy House!
Thank you to Anne and David who were superbly welcoming, helpful and funny. We had a wonderfully relaxing stay at Casa Rosina. It is a very quiet area but if you are looking to chill out, watch stunning sunsets amidst gorgeous mountain scenery, relax beside the sun-trap pool and eat leisurely lunches under the coolness of the house fig tree then this is absolutely the place for you. We hope to return in the very near future.
Colette, Jude & Colin - Belfast
Superbly equipped, wonderfully peaceful
The directions to the house were second to none and we had no trouble finding the house. It was just like the pictures, very well kept, beautifully clean and superbly well equipped in the kitchen, bedrooms etc. David came up to see us within a few hours of arriving and filled us in on the local supermarkets, places to eat etc., There were 6 adults in the house and we found there was plenty of space not to get under each others feet at all. The pool was wonderful, David cleaned it twice a week and it was cool and fresh. Early mornings on the patio under the fig tree with a cup of tea was one of my favourite times, likewise under the fig tree in the evening with the barbecue going with the family. Only 20 minutes from the coast, with spectacular mountain views we were very impressed with the house and the location. Good places to eat, large supermarkets 20 minutes away we would definitely return. In our party were 4 middle aged adults and 2 young adults, the youngsters visited the water park about 20 minutes away and the coast regularly where the rest of us stayed more local although visited Nerja on the coast which was great for typical holiday visiting and Granada for a day of culture. The house was so relaxing we spent many days just sitting around. A good choice of books to read - we had the best of holidays, many thanks to David and Anne for this,
We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday at Casa Rosina and there was only one thing we would have changed and that was to stay longer. David and Anne were very kind people who couldn't do enough to help make our holiday fantastic. The house is very comfortable and the pool is one of the cleanest we have ever had. The views in this area are breathtaking. We will definitely return. Thank you very much David and Anne for everything. Amanda & Neil
gemütliches Ferienhaus in idyllischer Lage
Wir waren mit 3 Erwachsenen und 2 kleinen Kindern (3 und 6 Jahre) Ende April/Anfang Mai 2016 in der Casa Rosina.
Das Ferienhaus ist ein altes, sehr gemütliches Bauernhaus und befindet sich in einem kleinen Dorf umgeben von Olivenhainen.
Die Einrichtung ist sehr gemütlich (im maurischen Stil) eingerichtet und wir haben uns sofort wie zu Hause gefühlt.
Es gibt genügend Schlafmöglichkeiten für mind. 8 Personen, eine voll-ausgestattete Küche (inkl. Backofen, Mikrowelle, Geschirrspüler), eine Waschmaschine, einen Kamin und auch ansonsten alles, was man braucht (sogar Fön und Handtücher für Pool und Strand sind vorhanden).
Wenn doch etwas fehlt, sind die Vermieter nicht weit (ca. 15 min) und immer offen und hilfsbereit.
Es gibt eine tolle Terrasse mit Grill und einen Swimmingpool (der leider zu kalt war, als wir da waren) - sehr positiv: der Pool ist durch einen Zaun von der Terrasse abgetrennt (für Familien mit kleinen Kindern wirklich ein Segen).
Eine weitere Terrasse befindet sich vor dem Haus. Dort kann man im Sommer sicherlich gut sitzen (wir haben eher die hintere neben dem Pool genutzt).
Die Umgebung eignet sich für kleinere bis größere Wanderungen oder einfach nur zum Entspannen.
Der nächste Strand (Torre del Mar) ist ca 30 min mit dem Mietwagen entfernt. Dort gibt es auch ausreichend Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Kleinere Supermärkte gibt es aber auch im näher gelegenen Periana.
Wir können nur bestätigen, was andere Bewerter schon geschrieben haben: Die Vermieter sind wirklich sehr nett und hilfsbereit (aber keinesfalls aufdringlich) und hatten für uns den einen oder anderen Tipp parat.
Wir können das Ferienhaus wärmstens empfehlen und hoffen, dort wieder einmal Urlaub machen zu können.
Casa Rosina is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Andalucia surrounded by mountains, lakes and national parks. Olive and assorted fruit trees cover the hillsides and a multitude of interesting places and historic Moorish cities, sport and recreational facilities are within easy reach. The house is set in a tranquil hamlet ideal for enjoying the peace and quiet and sipping your chilled wine as a herd of goats walk by. Within easy range are tennis courts, mountain biking and horse riding. There are many excellent local tapas bars and restaurants located in the nearby white villages of Alcaucin and Periana. The Moorish town of Alhama de Granada, only a 30 minute drive away with its hot springs, fabulous gorge and excellent tapas bars and restaurants, is not to be missed.The nearest beach Torre del Mar is 30 minutes drive. Here you can find many good bars and restaurants or take a stroll along the sea promenade and pop into a chiringuito for a refreshing drink and tapa. Guests may either laze in the sun on one of many beaches or take part in water sports, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing. There are several pretty, secluded coves near to seaside towns such as Nerja which has retained its Spanish feel. Along the coast there are many golf courses which we can pre-book for guests. The fascinating historic towns of Granada with its stunning Alhambra Palace and Arab quarter, Cordoba with the amazing Mezguita and beautiful Seville are within easy reach of Casa Rosina. If you would like to visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada we highly recommend you book your tickets as far in advance as possible as it is a very popular place to visit all year round. There are many fiestas held in the local villages throughout the year - a great way to experience local customs and colour. We provide a book with details of great places to visit and will give you our recommendations.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If booking less than 45 days from date of booking the full amount of the rental is payable. Plus a £200 refundable damage deposit. Prices include electricity and gas. Bed linen, bath and beach towels, a cool box, welcome bottle of wine and bowl of seasonal local fruits are included. End of stay cleaning is included and for guests staying more than one week, mid stay light cleaning can be arranged at a slight extra cost. Special rates available on request for extended winter lets.