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Villa With Pool And Stunning Mountain Views Inland Almeria In Real Spain

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa in Barranco de Quiles, Oria, Inland Almeria, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Location, Self Guided Walks From The Main Entrance, 5 Mins Drive To Village

Arrive distressed and leave de-stressed! Casa Erizo is fully furnished holiday accommodation or B&B with a private pool, and is a perfect base for those who just want to chill, romantics, walkers, sightseers, birdwatchers or artists, due to its quiet mountainous location. It is an old lovingly restored cortijo with 360-degree stunning views of the spectacular Sierra de las Estancias Mountains. It has the best elevated view of the Rambla de Oria valley, nestled under Piedra de Aguila (Eagle Rock with real eagles!) and is excellent for relaxing away from the crowds in real Spain. The holiday farmhouse has its own entrance and with a solar heated private swimming pool which has electric heating as well in autumn and spring. It is also an excellent base for exploring real Spain. For further information, photos and exact location see our own website (there is a link in ´Facilities´. Our registered tourist number is VTAR/AL/00174 )

Heather Johnson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About Heather Johnson

My husband (who speaks Spanish), Peter and I have been welcoming guests to our holiday accommodation and sharing our knowledge of the local area so that guests can really enjoy their time here for seven years now. We have a motto "Arrive a stranger and leave a friend...."

Here you have to live Spanish and think Spanish. I go to Spanish lessons and Sevillana dancing lessons. We do displays at the local summer fiestas, which guests love to come to.

Heather Johnson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Heather Johnson chose Costa de Almeria

We bought this property because it is well away from the stress of normal working life!

What makes this cottage unique

The best quote in our visitors book says "Thanks for a gift you never knew you gave", which says it all!

We know what renters want and provide it so that they want to come back.

This property is a piece of paradise.

Come and share it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

" Just being able to step out of the bedroom and straight into the pool for a cool dip any time is awesome, and one day there were 2 golden eagles circling overhead!" Simon and Jess of Derbyshire

"A truly enjoyable holiday from walking, mountain biking, sightseeing or lazing by the pool - it has been great! We will be back!" Jim, Julie and Luke of Burnley

"Absolutely delightful! We have had a really fantastic time with a mixture of going out to amazing places or just relaxing here!" Ernie and Sally of Northumberland

"Didn't know what to expect but the casa surpassed our expectations, much larger than we thought and the attention to detail is second to none. The perfect place to chill. Thanks for the Reiki session which was wonderful!" Chrissie and Dave of Notts
Mar 2011
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Oria Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The fully tiled white en suite shower room has vanity basin, illuminated mirror, bidet, toilet, shower with sliding doors, and hairdryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The large bedroom has one king size double and one single beds, wardrobe, drawers, bedside cabinets and side lights. Ceiling fan. Air con.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Smoking only allowed outside. There is a useful information file compiled by the owner. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided on arrival. Outside: Private 8x3 solar heated swimming pool (optional electric heating in autumn and spring). A partly covered and partly open south facing terrace with alfresco dining table and four chairs, two sunloungers a relaxer chair (cushions provided) gas BBQ and washer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before arrival. Bedding and towels provided (hand, bath and beach)


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(5 traveler reviews)

Villa With Pool And Stunning Mountain Views Inland Almeria In Real Spain
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A fantastic 'home from home'

  • 5 of 5

Casa Erizo is a wonderful place in a stunning location, we couldn't be happier with our choice of accommodation.

A car is essential as it is a bit out of the way but you will not be disappointed.

Thanks to Heather and Pete for a fantastic stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay so much with us. You'd be welcome back anytime!
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The villa was lovely and Pete and Hearher were fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Heather and Pete recommended some lovely places to visit that were in easy reach of the villa. The villa was fantastic and we've never seen stars like it as the whole valley falls pitch black on an evening. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pilar de la Horadada

Superb location for a relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot in a valley surrounded by mountains. So quiet. If you want to walk,swim,chill out yet travel about (car a must) this is the place to be. La Casa is very comfortable and 'mine hosts' great. There to help and advise if needed!

This is the real Spain.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quiet place away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say the villa exceeded our expectations and. A great couple that own making you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

It's high up in the mountains away from the tourists,allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet of rural Spain.

However it is ideally situated for seeing and doing things however a hire car is essential.

We can not wait to make a return visit and have no hesitation in recommending the location and the villa. If you like walking then this again is a lovely place for that and you may even see the golden eagles soaring around in the sky and if you are lucky you may spot the hedgehog

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Una casa con vistas magníficas.

  • 5 of 5

Nuestra experiencia en casa Erizo ha sido maravillosa, hemos podido desconectar, nos hemos relajado y hemos disfrutado. A la casa no le falta detalle alguno, la piscina con las vistas es lo mejor, una experiencia única que sin duda alguna repetiremos.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias por su opinión y sus comentarios positivos. Nos gustaría tener que volver el próximo año.
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bar Pepe
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Valle del Este
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Bar Pepe
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
65 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Self guided walking from the main entrance straight out to the Sierra de Estancias. Large scale maps available. Bird watching, cycling, horse riding, quad biking. A neighbour does private painting lessons by arrangement. Another neighbour does sculpturing and mosaic workshops. The owner does full body Reiki treatments.


Nearest beach Villaricos 1&1/4 hour drive.


Almeria airport 1&1/2 hours drive. Murcia or Granada airports 2 hours drive. Alicante airport 2&1/4 hours drive. Car hire recommended. Directions provided.


Nearest village for shops/bars/restaurants/banks 5km.

Saliente Monastery/restaurant/parapente 15km.

Baza Lake hot springs 45km.

Vera water slide park 50km.

Garrucha/Mojacar beaches 55km.

Mini Hollywood Theme park and zoo 55km.

Further Details:

Market day is Sunday in Oria and Tuesday in Albox.


Rates & Availability

Oria Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Start of summer
May 27 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and laundry $32.09
Pet Fee $12.84
Refundable damage deposit $192.55

Booking Notes:
50% of the price quoted is due on booking and the other 50% is due 15 days before arrival. The refundable £150 bond will be returned within 2 weeks of your holiday less any charge for excessive cleaning, loss, breakage or damage.
Baby cot, bedding and highchair £10 a week.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Check in after 4pm on arrival day, check out before 10am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Supplements offered eg: wifi; additional electric pool heating in autumn and spring; supper/breakfast welcome pack; Reiki treatments; central heating in cold weather;ask for a price on enquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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