Casita Dos : 3 Bed Sleeps 6. A gorgeous old house with pool and garden
2 Beautiful Casitas Sleep 4+6
About Lisa Kuhwald
Hi we have 4 little boys, aged 11 and 9 and 4 year old twins. We currently live in England but previously lived in Spain. We have had the cottages for 10 years, and have spent many happy holidays here since the boys were little. It is ideal for toddlers and children as they have so much outside space and freedom to run around. We enjoy the relaxed outdoor lifestyle.
Lisa Kuhwald purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Lisa Kuhwald chose Periana
We love the area of Periana/Lake Vinuela as the scenery is stunning, it is very peaceful and you get a taste of real Spain. It is away from the crowds of the coast but only half an hour to the beach, so easily accessible whenever you wish to go. You can easily explore both the Costa del Sol or the many stunning scenic drives in the mountains and villages of Andalucia. We enjoy the outside lifestyle and exploring many tapas bars in the hillside villages! as well as driving to the coast and relaxing on the beach. You can travel easily to the cities of Granada, Malaga or Cordoba experiencing the Andalucian lifestyle, fantastic architecture and special treats such as the Moorish baths. In winter we love to travel to the sierra nevada to ski (1.5 hrs away) and then head back for some sun!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages are just a few minutes drive into the village of Periana and a few local restaurants and bars, so you can chill by the pool and then easily nip out for something to eat and drink. Children have a ball here, running around, swimming, climbing trees and generally playing outside. The pools are fenced (cottage 2) or gated (cottage 1) as safety by the pool is always an issue to us having little ones ourselves. The cottages also have a sandpit, swing and hammock to keep the children amused, cottage 2 has a slide and playhouse too.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Upon our arrival at the Casita we were blown away by the most spectacular views. Surrounded by fabulous countryside, fragrant fruit trees and lovely gardens we were delighted to discover the roof terrace and the decking area as well as lots of little nooks and hide aways. We simply did not expect to find the layers of privicy and tranquility that we enjoyed.
The Casita itself was just wonderful. It has been renovated to an excellent standard with tasteful decor creating a lovely authenticity. All of our needs had been considered and the attention to detail was great. All of the faciliies were superb; Clean, safe and maintained to an extremely high standard ensuring that our holiday was one to remember.
We did brave the pool, (we stayed in October), which was exhilerating and great fun. There are lots of books and games to enjoy and we had lovely lazy days. The evenings were especially magical with the fairy lights and candles. We made our own tapas and relaxed with a glass of wine or three....
The location is brilliant. However, a car is essential. We were able to explore the area with ease. For a little culture, Granada and the Alambra Palace is a couple of hours drive but well worth it. In the oposite direction we absolutely loved Rhonda, situated in the hills above Marbella.
The coast is easy to get to and the Pallella at Nerja is the best. We also enjoyed people watching at Puerto Banus. More locally we enjoyed walking down by the lake and had a bbq feast on the Sunday. We did try a couple of the little restaurants close by that Karl and Lisa recommended which we enjoyed.
Our holiday was awesome and we have recommended the Casita to so many people. We loved this beautiful place and have absolutely no hesitation in giving it the 5 star thumbs up that it deserves.
Marie and Kevin.
Super vacances reposantes !
Nous avons séjourné du 7 au 20 février avec nos deux enfants ( 2 mois et 2 ans ) et nous avons adoré !
L'endroit est parfait pour une escapade printanière en plein hiver !
La maison est très agréable et bien équipée (pour les enfants aussi : chaises hautes, lits bébé, petit pots, de nombreux jeux ). Nous avons particulièrement apprécié la terrasse avec la vue sur le lac et notre fils a adoré le coin jeux ( bac à sable, petit tobogan et petite maison). Evidement à cette période de l'année il fait trop froid pour profiter de la piscine.
Endroit à recommander !
The larger coastal resorts of Torre del Mar (25 mins drive) and Nerja (approx 35 mins drive) offer lovely beaches and water sports: scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing. You will also find fantastic restaurants and nightlife. All along the coast there are many beaches including secluded and naturist. There is a water park in between Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar,(open high season) and go-karting, horse riding, walking and fishing are just a few of the many other activities you will find here.
Malaga Airport is less than 1 hr away. Granada Airport is approx 1.5 hrs away.
Car Hire is essential.
The village of Periana is a few mins drive, famous for its olive oil and peaches. Lake Vinuela is 5 min drive u can sail, windsurf, walk or bbq.
There are many other hillside villages to explore, or just while away the afternoon at a local restaurant. The larger town of Velez-Malaga is 20 min drive here is a large shopping mall.
The coast (Torre del mar, Nerja) is 25 min drive away, Granada is 1.5 hrs with the unmissable Alhambra Palace, Malaga 1 hr and beautiful Cordoba 2 hrs.
Periana, a typical spanish village, has 2 banks with cash points. A supermarket and various other shops selling groceries. A butcher, fresh fish and bakeries. There is a doctors, dentist, chemist and post office. Each Wednesday a street market. There is also a variety of spanish bars and local restaurants. Other resturants can be found in villages all around the lake.
5 min drive away there are picnic areas around the lake.
During the summer months you will find local village ferias where you can mix with the locals, sample local dishes and music.
In Periana they celebrate olive oil day (in April), day of the peaches(in July), fiesta de san isidro(the village saint) in May and feria de Agosto (August feria). A must see if you holiday then!
Whether you just want to relax by the pool or take up your favorite pastime of walking, sailing, fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, water sports you are sure to find it in this beautiful and relaxing part of Andalucia.