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Peaceful Picturesque Rural Houses in Beautiful Iznajar! - Casa Nispero (5 Bedrooms Sleeps 9)

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Casa Nispero (5 Bedrooms Sleeps 9)

Casa Nispero is a typical Andalucian Cortijo on Two levels. The 1st floor has 3 bedrooms, One Double, One Twin and One Single Bedroom. The Twin and Double bedroom have lots of character with rustic beams, and are situated off the pool patio.The ground floor has a lounge, one Single and a Double bedroom leading off to a typical Spanish style courtyard surrounded by flowers with dining table, BBQ and a "GT-terrace". The bathroom and the kitchen is accessible via the courtyard. The bathroom has bath/shower, wc and a basin. The kitchen is fully fitted with breakfast bar, gas range with oven/grill, fridge/freezer and ample work surfaces. Casa Nispero has a private entrance to the pool area and the games room with table tennis and various childrens games. All towels and linen are included. Towels are changed twice a week, linen once a week. Pool towels are provided for free. Laundry services can be organised for a small fee.

About the property


Dear guests! If you are looking for a magnificent and peaceful vacation you are warmly welcome to our beautifully restored old farmhouse with a truly personal touch! Casa Rosa sleeps 4 and Casa Nispero sleeps 9 and share a private pool. If you require complete exclusivity this can be arranged. The casas are situated 2km from the historical village of Iznajar with bars, restaurants and its 32km lake with various beach facilities. By our 8x4m pool sun loungers and sun bed mattresses are available for your comfort. Each Casa has it's own private patio area and in the evenings guests are welcome to enjoy alfresco dining around the floodlit pool terrace and/or relax in our comfortable outdoor sofa watching the stars. There is a games room adjacent to the pool with table tennis, various board games suitable for all ages.

We will provide you with a complimentary welcome pack upon your arrival. If you would like us to shop additional provisions, please do not hesitate to ask. However, within 5 minutes drive you have bakery, butchers, supermarkets and a local market every Tuesday.

WIFI is available for guests. Horse riding, MTB´s, MC´s, spa treatments, canoeing can also be arranged. We have an Andalucian Tourism Licence VTAR/CO/93 and are members of Excellencia de Iznajar.

Warmly welcome to visit us!

More Details

Casa de Arroyo, Gus MacDonald and Lotta Hallman
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Casa de Arroyo, Gus MacDonald and Lotta Hallman

Gus was born in Scotland and he has 29 year's experience in welding and construction in Scandinavia. He also turns his hand to metalwork art and has been a featured artist at exhibitions.

Lotta was born in Sweden and does occasional consultancy work as a tutor in Development Studies and Environmental Sciences. The pool, the patios and the courtyards are full of flowers, various exotic plants and trees which reflects her interest in gardening. Her passion for interior design is reflected throughout the properties.

Gus and Lotta have a shared interest for motorcycles and travelling. This passion has taken them on many great adventures in Europe and Africa amongst many other places.

Together we bring our unusual blend of skills and experience and can offer you a truly unique vacation!

Casa -De-Arroyo has Andalucian Tourism Licence Number VTAR/CO/93.

Casa de Arroyo, Gus MacDonald and Lotta Hallman purchased this house in 2013

Why Casa de Arroyo, Gus MacDonald and Lotta Hallman chose La Subbetica

In July 2013 we bought Casa de Arroyo (or The house by the stream, in English) as we fell in love with this incredibly beautiful and unspoilt area. Far from the crowds by the coast we found our peaceful haven. We have put our hearts and soul in to the properties and have restored and added our personal touch. We have gone to every length to ensure that your holiday will be pleasant and unforgettable. An evidence of this is the fact that already we have had numerous returnee guests who appreciate the ambient, relaxing atmosphere here.

We have made arrangements with dozens of local and regional entrepreneurs and can organise a vast array of events - from Kayaking on the lake to motorcyle tours in the spectacular countryside of this area. If hiking or mountain cycling is your thing, we can have a fully qualified local masseuse waiting for you on your return from that long day out! Or, just relax by the pool.

Our properties is a fanastic base for your explorations and adventures in Andalucia!

What makes this house unique

The Casas are located very close to the quiet village of Iznajar, in the beautiful River Genil valley. Set next to a 32 kilometres long freshwater lake, it offers the facilities of a beach holiday together with the tranquility of rural Andalucia. The lakeside at Iznajar which is set in spectacular surroundings, is very popular for swimming, and beach facilities include sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. The houses are located only 2 km away from the village. The vicinity to Granada, Malaga, Córdoba and Seville makes it an ideal retreat in the heart of Andalucia!

Casa De Arroyo is the perfect option for a rural Spanish break. Set among the hills and mountains of southern Spain, our idyllic retreat also offers the very best attractions locally. Whether you wish to simply relax by the pool or explore the stunning scenery of this area, Casa De Arroyo offers everything you could need, be it tranquility, culture or action!

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Casa Nispero prices shown are based on 4 People sharing, please see below / ask for details of prices for more than 4 people.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Casa Nispero prices for:
5 people March-May €690, June-October €850,
6 people March-May €740, June-October €900,
7 people March-May €790, June-October €950,
8 people March-May €840, June-October €1000,
9 people March-May €890, June-October €1050,


Iznájar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Self catering houses suitable for larger families and groups, celebrating birthdays etc. Both houses have private patios with sunshade, BBQ, outdoor furniture for dining and perhaps wining? The patios are surrounded by a mixture of plants and flowers. Children of all ages are welcome and the pool area has safety features. We have as mentioned a cot, pedal- and a highchair Parking area is adjacent to both houses. All rooms are named after Swedish dancebands from the 70`s with illustrating pictures of these, to say the least, colourful stars from yesteryear:-)


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Isle of Man


  • 4 of 5

We spent the first three weeks of September 2014 at Casa De Arroyo and enjoyed every minute. We met Gus late on the first evening and were welcomed with a beer and a fine single malt whisky, holiday looked good already. When we were faced with a few technical hitches Gus would say “No Problem” and it was sorted. Great fun had in the pool, water aerobics, sun bathing and table tennis in the games room. A great centre for exploring the surrounding towns and cities and last but not least Iznajar itself.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Isle of manners! Thank you so much for your kind words and the pleasure was on our side! You know that there will always be a single malt awaiting, as is mandatory for scots! Five million people cannot be wrong:-) All the best for now, you are always warmly welcome back!!! Kind Regards Lotta and Gus
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Excellent holiday in Iznajar

  • 5 of 5

Had excellent 3-week holiday - sun, pool and the small town of Iznajar is enchanting. However, at the end of my holiday I was taken seriously ill and rushed to hospital. Gus MacDonald, the owner, really came through with supporting texts, taxi and accommodation services making sure I was well looked after until I could return home. This was above and beyond what one would expect, but I'm so grateful.

Great, relaxing holiday, wonderful time by the pool. Old Spanish Casa Nispero has a quirky layout but it works. Gus was a wonderful host and we plan to return as soon as we can: Sue & Phil Thompson, Warwickshire

Really good base for visiting towns and cities in the area in a morning with plenty of time left over for the sun and pool in the afternoon. Gus is a great host: Pond family, Birmingham

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This it then one

  • 5 of 5

In one word 'Relaxing'.

In many words - I rarely go back to somewhere (too many places to see), but I'll break my rule. Especially as it now has the motorbike tours. As casual and comfortable as being at home, but with sun, warmth, swimming pool and great eating out. Hire yourself a car, or a motorbike from Gus, because this region deserves to be seen.


  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Malaga and Granada
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
There are many bars...
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
There are many restaurants....
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Those who are interested in motorcycle riding can rent 4 Suzuki V-strom 650cc. Guided tours or go on your own. Full insurance cover, MC clothing can be rented. We cooperate with

Special Xmas and New Year packages.

It is also possible to rent the houses over a longer period of time. Larger groups are welcome to rent both properties and if need be there are extra beds available.

Please email or telephone for details.


Costa Del Sol, Malaga 1hr drive.

Iznajar Lake and beach 5 minutes drive, where you can hire Canoes, Kayaks and Mountain Bikes. There are restaurants and bars by the beach serving local, delicious specialities.


Granada Airport, 45 min. drive.

Malaga Airport, 60 min. drive.

Seville Airport, 120 min. drive.

Hire car is recommended as there is so much to see!


Iznajar, 5 minutes drive.

Granada, 60 minutes drive.

Cordoba, 90 minutes drive.

Seville, 120 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There are plenty of local bars and restaurants along with facilities like banks, hospital, supermarkets, chemists etc. in Iznajar. Nearby towns are Villanueva del Tapia, 15 minutes drive, Salinas, 20 minutes drive and Rute, 15 minutes drive from Iznajar with similar options.


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