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Family friendly house with private secure parking near Ronda. Sleeps up to 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom mountain village house with parking

Nestled between the Andalucian mountains is the beautiful village of Arriate. The house consists of 2 bedrooms, shared bathroom, fitted kitchen, lounge / diner and a small terrace at the rear. This old house has been renovated to a high standard with tiled floors and wooden kitchen units.

The house is equipped with all mod cons. TV, Video CD & DVD library, Board games, fully equipped kitchen, linen, towels and beach towels, washing machine, fans, air conditioning, pellet fire, tourist information. Arriate has a good bus and train service.

A great base to explore Andalusia (Seville, Cordoba, Granada etc, ).

The house is situated in the heart of the village in a quiet street with very little traffic. It has its own garage, which is now available for you to use to park your car safely and securely.

The house is close to all amenities, bars, banks, shops etc.

Is ideally situated for those who wish to explore the area on foot or bicycle. As there are many walking routes through the mountains ranges. Or for those who are interested in the history of the area Ronda is only 10 mins away and is full of historical sights like the Puente Nuevo which spans the 700 meter gorge separating the two parts of the town. Whatever you wish for in a holiday, I'm sure you will find it here.


The shared outdoor pool is the local communal pool which is 5 mins away. Open end of June to September.

We provide beach/pool towels.

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

More Details
Registration Number : VTARMA1079

Property Manager
Yvonne Speak
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Yvonne Speak

My name is Yvonne and my husband's is Kevin. We decided to move to Spain 7 years ago. We both work, Kevin is a builder (and has been for the past 30yrs+) but also deals with the maintenance of houses as well as swimming pools. I'm in property management, which includes not only looking after the houses but gardens too. We have 2 sons, both grown up now. But sadly they both live in England, although we do get to see them when they come for their holidays. We have 3 dogs (Kevin is like Doctor Dolittle, he has a way with animals, as does our youngest son).

Yvonne Speak purchased this house in 2005

Why Yvonne Speak chose Arriate

After looking at various other regions, we happened upon the village of Arriate. And that as they say was that.We were smitten completely. The surrounding scenery of the mountains was breathtaking (and still is).

We brought the house in 2005 as a renovation project, it was just an empty shell, unloved for many years. It has been fully transformed into a beautiful house, after a lot of hard work (mostly Kevin's).

Arriate is a traditional Spanish village close to the historical town of Ronda which is only 10 mins away. Although the village also has its own history. So you can enjoy life at a civilised pace with all the amenities you could want close by.

What makes this house unique

The house is situated in the middle of the village of Arriate.

So you are close to bars where you can taste some of the traditional tapas, and shops where you can buy locally grown produce.

There are also various walks and routes for cycling around Arriate. As well as horse riding. You are within easy reach of the coast and its array of beaches and golf courses which is 45min away. Seville is only 2 hours by car and Cordoba and Granada just that bit further. But if you want to let the train take the strain there is a very good station in Ronda.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house is just as described in the ad. It has everything a guest will need. Exactly as you have in your own home. Very clean, fluffy towels, and fresh good linen for the beds. Very good location and our host (Yvonne) was very welcoming and helpful. We will return for sure.
Aug 2017
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Arriate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No parties Any damage to be reported to owner
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Contains large shower cubical, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: with double bed with memory foam mattress Bedroom 2: with two single divan beds. Both rooms have fans, ceiling and free standing. And ceramic wall heaters for colder nights. Hairdryers and travel plugs also supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The house is suitable for children. Although you may find the open stairs a bit of a problem with toddlers. We live locally so we are on hand in case you have problems or questions. Let us know what sort of activities you are interested in we can recommend places and help with bookings. Garage You have private secured parking. Outside: Has a small rear terrace where you can sit, sunbathe and enjoy a drink watching the world go by. There is a small table and 4 chairs. Candle lights and electric light. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are provided. Also beach & pool towels. The house is professionally cleaned before & after every stay. For extra cleaning during your stay please request details. Welcome pack provided. Key safe facility allows you to let yourself in. So no need to worry about late arrivals


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Family friendly house with private secure parking near Ronda. Sleeps up to 4
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Calgary, Canada

as promised

  • 4 of 5

The townhouse was as described. Nicely decorated, spotlessly clean, quiet location. Well-equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds. The terrace off the back is a great place to sit.

Parking was almost always available. But without an assigned parking space, we had one occasion where it was difficult to find parking nearby. Also, we followed instructions but could not make the CD player play movies. But these are small things. I recommend this as a place to stay and you should consider staying in Arriate rather than Ronda--if you've come to stay a few days--as Ronda is so busy and "touristy." But Ronda is stunning.

The other thing to recommend Arriate is that it is home to one of the very best restaurants we experienced during a month in Spain, "El Muelle de Arriate," located at the train station. Look it up on tripadvisor and try the Iberian grilled pork.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Sorry you had trouble with the CD player, I wish you had let me know. I would of come and shown you. Will be looking at the instructions and revising them.
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New Zealand

decor delight

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a delightful village just a few minutes from Rhonda within easy driving distance of some other lovely villages. While there was no parking directly outside the property it was always available a very short distance away ( we could usually see the car from the balcony) but a small car would be an advantage as the streets are narrow and windy ( as you would expect!)

Keys were left in a lock box arrangement which meant you did not have to arrange a specific time to arrive - a real bonus when you are on holiday.

The property itself was very compact but perfect for the two of us. It had been recently re decorated and had been done beautifully with a wonderful bathroom, delightful d?cor, great art and lovely bed linen.

A great supply of local information, maps etc and a small library of books. Having wifi supplied was valuable.

It was rather hot when we visited but we carried the downstairs fan up to our bedroom and found this provided a nice breeze.

We did our supermarket and general shopping in Rhonda because it suited us better but there was a good range of local shops within walking distance of the property. We did not use the restaurants in the village but there were some great options in Rhonda.

Would certainly recommend this very clean and well maintained property to couples or small families ( stairs perhaps not great for young children!) looking for a peaceful village atmosphere with many attractions within easy driving distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your observations have been noted and acted upon. I take it the ceiling fans in the bedrooms were not adequate. So new free standing fans have been put in place. The house has also now been refurnished. With a new sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs, and side-board.
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Great house, amazing place...

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away from it all. Came with a mate for a boys hol. The house has everything you need. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen and a relaxing lounge and terrace. Very clean and obviously well-maintained There are plenty of bars in the village where you can eat and drink, and its not far to stagger back to the house. Best bars are El Chozo and the Capri bar. Very quite street, so lay-ins not a problem. Shops and banks are also close by. The local pool is only a few minutes walk and a great place to chill out after a late night, and to sun-bathe. There?s also a bar there where you can get refreshments and snacks.

Ronda is only a short ride away by taxi or bus and a great place for sight seeing. The El Tajo bridge is must. Arriate is an amazing place. It looks like a sleepy little village, but nothing could be further from the truth. We will be back again. Would definitely recommend this house to everyone I know.Thanks Yvonne for all your help.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Kilometres
Plaza de la Constitucion
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Arriate Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Manolos, Plaza de la Constitucion
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
San Pedrro
Car: recommended


Arriate is approximately 45 mins away from San Pedro de Alcantara on the Costa Del Sol. The road is a very windy mountain road, with breathtaking views at every turn.


Nearest airports are: Malaga 1 hour 15 min. Jerez 1½ hour and Sevilla 2 hours approx. Car hire is recommended.


Arriate is 10 mins from the historic town of Ronda. There are many other villages within easy reach e.g Grazalema, Zahara. Also Sevilla is approx 2 hours away and Granada 2½ by car. All accessible by train from Ronda

Further Details:

There are bars which serve good meals within 10mins walk. The local shops including a supermarket, grocers, bakers and butcher are all within easy walking distance.

The house is ideal for those wishing to explore the many walks around Arriate and the surrounding mountain villages.

Or if you require something that will get your adrenalin going more there are companies in and around Ronda that offer various sports. please request details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $183.15
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is also a refundable 150€ deposit re damage etc

Changeover Day:
Flexible subject to bookings

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long stays. Part week bookings considered min 2 nights, please contact owner for prices.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.