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Charming country house with pool in mountain hamlet, stunning views to the sea

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Alcaucín Villa Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom restored house

Self catering, villa full of character with the atmosphere of a country house in a white washed mountain hamlet for all year round holiday rental. It is the perfect get away from it all location in the mountains of Andalucia.The villa is full of character with traditional features including wooden beams and hand made tiled floors. The house 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 and 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.

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Anne Ritchie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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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 Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to say how we enjoyed our stay in Andalucia. Not only is the area beautiful but we also loved the mountain villages and of course Cordoba and Granada. Our trip was made particularly pleasant by staying in Casa Rosina. The house is exactly what we expected, it is so spacious and well arranged. In addition the equipement is complete, nothing failed us and we always found what we needed. Added to this is the quiet place and superb views over Lake Viñuela. Furthermore we thank you for your welcome, your friendship and readiness to help and make our stay more enjoyable. Martine and Bruno
Jul 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Charming country house with pool in mountain hamlet, stunning views to the sea
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 26 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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 .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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A Happy House!

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superbly equipped, wonderfully peaceful

  • 5 of 5

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,

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

gemütliches Ferienhaus in idyllischer Lage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and tasteful, stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to Southern Spain, we were pleasantly surprised at the rugged beauty of the place. Casa Rosina is nestled amongst olive groves in a mountainous region with stunning views of the lake and the surrounding countryside. Even in January we were able to have breakfast or afternoon tea outside on the patio in the sunshine and admire the view.

The house is tastefully decorated and furnished, clean and well equipped. It has a traditional Spanish feel with beautiful textiles, wooden beams and ceramic tiled floors. It is spacious, yet has a cosy feel. Our bed was deliciously comfy! There is a woodburning stove which is lovely for chillier evenings - we had everything we needed.

The owners of the cottage are lovely and kind and we felt we had made new friends. They even organized our car hire for us!

There is plenty to do and see in the region. Just walking in the mountains in the sunshine with the tinkle of sheep bells is heavenly. Or visiting the moorish villages in the region and exploring the fascinating history of the area. The coast is easily accessible although we simply didn't have time to get there this time. We also visited Granada and the Alhambra which was wonderful and an easy drive. The food is great - we had a couple of delicious meals in Periana, a nearby village and various lunches in small rural restaurants as we were traveling around. What a wonderful escape from the British winter - we didn't stop smiling the whole time we were there!

We would definitely recommend Casa Rosina - I for one am smitten and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
El Cañuelo
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Velez Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
El Cañuelo
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Granada - Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Alcaucín Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$566
 
 
Mid season
May 13 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
Mid summer
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$881
 
 
High season
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$944
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$692
 
 
Low season
Sep 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$566
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$566
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $252
Pet Fee $0

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.

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Amenities

Alcaucín Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , spacious
  • The very spacious upstairs bathroom (3.3m x 3.1m) by the main bedroom and is fully equipped with large bath and shower attachment, bidet, loo and wash hand basin. Views overlook the swimming pool and mountains beyond. The en-suite shower room (3.5m x 1.8m) is on the lower floor with loo, wash hand basin and shower cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , very spacious
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , also spacious and opens to terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom (9.6m x 3.8m) with a king sized bed is the one everyone wants! It runs the length of the house with it's own sitting area. The views from the 3 shuttered window look out to Lake Viñuela and the mountains. There is ample space for a cot. Moroccan hangings and stained glass lantern give a romantic feel to the room with a traditional timber beamed and rattan ceiling. There is a day bed and 2 rocking chairs. The second bedroom (7.8m x 4.0m) is on the lower floor with French doors leading onto the front terrace, an ideal breakfast spot. It also has a relaxed sitting area with a sofa and table. There is one double bed and one single bed, a kitchenette and an en-suite shower room. The third bedroom (3.8m x 3.8 m) with twin beds is on the ground floor of the lounge with views to the lake. The fourth bedroom (3.5m X 3.5m) recently converted from the dining room has a single bed. All the bedrooms are very tastefully furnished and have their own wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Rosina is fully equipped to a very high standard to ensure you have a relaxing holiday and feel at home. There are 2 hairdryers available, so you can save packing space!

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