Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Family holidays in Spain, ideal for groups, retreats & weddings in Casares,Spain

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
22
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
8
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

9 bedroom villa to sleep up to 22, 2 private pools, sauna,18000m2 of land

If you want to share somewhere uniquely satisfying with a number of friends or family, not showy, not luxuriously modern, simply beautifully put together in a gorgeous location, this is for you.

Spread out over a huge estate of 18,000 m² with gardens galore, massive well-kept lawns and two swimming pools (one heatable), the property are in total nine bedrooms are distributed between no fewer than five houses.

You can see the layout of the estate in the image gallery. The main house (Cortijo) has a large country kitchen and dining area where you can all come together to share meals, while always enjoying the option of the space and privacy of your own self-contained accommodation as much as you wish.

The Andalucia hacienda is something of an understated masterpiece, the one-time home of an architect who made imaginative rural properties his speciality.

The design hallmarks here are generosity of spaces, quality of light and comfort, an awareness of the human requirements of practicality and intimacy, and an embracing of the rich natural world, plants and indoor gardens linking interiors with the very warm climate of the outdoor world.

One of the most reassuring aspects of the property is that after a period of being administered by managers who let standards start to slip, it is now fully back in the hands of the architect’s family. While keeping its original retro style, they have put in time, effort, expense and a lot of love to bring it back to its best – and continue to make improvements, extending the lawns, adding pool heating and a large sauna. We believe this is the key to its renewed popularity, with plenty of returning clients.

The hacienda wasn’t built in one go, but grew as an organic whole to occupy the estate grounds in an unusually green valley just 20 minutes from the coast.

It’s very beautiful with high standards, without being artificially prettified, neighboured by horses rather than people, the surrounding valley and mountains populated by wildlife, streams and a wealth of forest.

There are two swimming pools with a long season that benefits from a very warm climate.

From private parking, after driving three minutes down a maintained track, access is along a path through an inviting garden of bamboo and high fronds with a jungly feel.

From the garden, a gate opens to a lovely rear circular pool with lawns, on the other side of which is the sauna. Three of the houses – Cortijo, Westhouse and La Casita – are ranged along two sides of the pool and garden.

Cortijo, which is the main villa, and the neighbouring Westhouse share a long, broad terrace, arched and roofed, furnished with cushioned armchairs and planted with ivy and jasmine. This leads on through another gate and small patio to La Casita.

The entire estate layout with 9 bedrooms in total is as follows:

Cortijo (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people)

A lovely old door opens to a vast living area. A leather wrap-round sofa on a richly coloured rug is served by a white latticed table and large hearth, large screen TV and DVD, all under light flooding from high-set windows in an arched ceiling.

The dining area beyond seats 14 people comfortably beside a wall of windows that opens to a cooling breeze. There’s a country kitchen and a side terrace which connects to one of the two bedrooms.

The kitchen has an impressive gas-fired Leisure range to cook on and it leads out to a wonderfully large, recessed and roofed dining terrace with a tiled table for 9 people, in-built barbecue and superb views over the gardens and hills.

A discrete corner staircase has a lower door to an en suite twin bedroom (can be made up as double bed) with the terrace mentioned above; the stairs rise to a vaulted double bedroom which has great views from Juliet balconies and a mountain view from the shower.

Westhouse (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people, plus sofa bed for child)

A welcoming lobby invites takes you to a lounge where olive-green sofas are set around a low table. The ceiling is wood-beamed and not too high, lending an intimate atmosphere to the place. There are more armchairs at the window end of a kitchen and dining area, and a corner planted with an indoor garden. The accomodation faces south and is illuminated by natural light through three sets of high windows. A terrace where morning glory and bougainvillea bloom has 4 comfy chairs and a round table for eating out. The views are lovely and garden steps go down to the pool and lawns.

Inside, the two en suite bedrooms are separated onto different levels. Upstairs is a very spacious, high-vaulted twin bedroom, carpeted in ivory white, with views of the gardens and hills. The bathroom’s stained glass panel bears a jungle scene with monkeys. Downstairs, in a large open-plan room, a double bed is part-screened from a dressing room which can easily be converted to a child’s sleeping area, and open to here is a full bathroom. French windows open to the views.

La Casita (1 bedroom for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)

The house is entirely open plan (except for the WC), making it a romantic favourite with couples, and unsuitable really for anyone else… It’s all on one floor except for a couple of internal steps. A cushioned reading corner, sofa, dining table and daybed provide different places to sit and relax. It’s the only north-facing house, yet receives plenty of light through well-placed windows. The kitchen is simple and there are not the same views as you get in the other houses, but there are several things we liked about this little house, especially the strikingly large bathroom of mirrors with its burnished tiles, jacuzzi bath, orange Chinese lanterns, giant yucca, door out to the pool and giant conch soap shells; also the vaulted ceiling, the smooth bare stone wall dividing internal spaces and the flyscreen door that slides open easily.

The two other houses are Carmen and Mario. Carmen completes the raised, south-facing buildings begun by Westhouse and Cortijo. Mario is tucked away on its own in a private corner of the bottom lawn.

Carmen (3 bedrooms with views for 6 people)

Reached via its own garden path from parking, Carmen is distributed on three levels. The entrance level is given over to an open-plan arrangement of a living space with a deep blue sofa and armchairs, dining area with wood dining table and kitchen. There are colourful abstract paintings and a horse theme in other artwork.

From the kitchen, steps go down to the house’s pièce de resistance and, in our opinion, the sweetest spot in the entire hacienda. It’s a sitting area of four cushioned armchairs with table on a small garden terrace, very private, planted round with flowering shrubs and shaded by foliage. It feels and looks lovely. Its raised position makes it a vantage point for views over the massive gardens, main swimming pool and out to the mountains. Beautiful!

The upper level has a twin bedroom (can be made up as a double) with a super view from the bed. It has a sofa bed, Juliet balcony and open plan shower room. The lower level with its two double bedrooms (sharing another bathroom) has access to both the garden terrace and the upper of the hacienda’s interconnecting lawns.

Interconnecting is a key concept here. Just when you think you’ve discovered everything, a pathway and steps lead round, up and down, joining one part of the property with another.

Mario (1 bedroom with view for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)

On the lower of four long and wide green lawns that slope into each other and provide an apt setting for the main swimming pool (heated in cool months), Casa Mario is the most private of all the houses.

This garden cottage has a vine-covered, furnished terrace with pretty views of lawn and hills. It was the first of these houses designed by Aubrey David and his personal base and retreat. It’s all open plan and more or less square. Under the vaulted, beamed ceiling are a lovely old leather sofa, attractive cast iron stove, and a daybed by a large corner window where a child can sleep. The double bedroom is on a slightly higher level and curtained off from the living room. The bed is solidly wood-framed, there’s a fitted wardrobe, open plan jacuzzi and tall windows out to the garden. The house has its own kitchen facilities.

Taking all normal parental precautions, the hacienda is a property where children of all ages can be brought and enjoy themselves immensely.

The main swimming pool is 11 m x 4.5 metres and heatable in cool months. It has a shallow area where parents can play with young children.

The rear, circular pool is 10 metres across and doors and gates can be closed to keep young children from this area.

Both pools are filled with spring water and the same drinking water is piped to all the house taps.

The houses all have dual air conditioning in summer and air heating in winter and some have wood stoves. TV is satellite with Sky. There is WiFi internet at the estate, although do note that it doesn’t work everywhere.

All areas of the hacienda are bright and airy, with plenty of natural light coming through the many regular, French and even high windows, some of which are not curtained.

The design hallmarks here are generosity of spaces, quality of light and comfort, an awareness of the human requirements of practicality and intimacy, and an embracing of the rich natural world, plants and indoor gardens linking interiors with the very warm climate of the outdoor world.

One of the most reassuring aspects of the property is that after a period of being administered by managers who let standards start to slip, it is now fully back in the hands of the architect’s family. While keeping its original retro style, they have put in time, effort, expense and a lot of love to bring it back to its best – and continue to make improvements, extending the lawns, adding pool heating and a large sauna. We believe this is the key to its renewed popularity, with plenty of returning clients.

The hac

More Details

Property Manager
casares rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About casares rentals

Young entrepreneur with ambitions in life and trying a

Why casares rentals chose West Costa del Sol

It's the ideal place for families with children of all ages. We have many users coming back every year, thank to the ideal location. Many of my clients haven't even left the estate during their stay, many ideas in mind but finally opting to stay at the villa as children enjoy the swimming pools and gardens so much.

What makes this villa unique

Special atmosphere in a beautiful property.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Rama,



Thank you so much for the lovely days we stayed in your Hacienda.

We admired your trees, plants and lovely birds singing in the morning and evening.



The architecture of your father is very special, the authentic Andalusian style but is also a special atmosphere of the rest, the peace inside and outside of the houses.



We hope that a lot of people will enjoy this very special atmosphere.



Thank you for all, we will tell it to friends.
Oct 2012
  • 1 of 6

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Family holidays in Spain, ideal for groups, retreats & weddings in Casares,Spain
average rating of 4.875 based on 14 reviews
4

A holiday to repeat again!

  • 4 of 5

Great attention from begging to end. Beautiful house and gardens. Photos don't do justice, reality is much better. We will be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Amazing place relax and have a gret family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this place to anyone, we were 14 adults and 7 children and we all had a blast.

This is our second visit to Hacienda Acedia, I have been to many villas with my family in the past but nothing like this place. 100% peaceful, amazing place with both swimming pools and the gardens maintained to a high standard.

I cannot give a negative comment about this place.

Will defiantly be back again !!

Thanks Rama & Adrian for everything xx

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Magnífico!!! Distinción del Lugar

  • 5 of 5

Segunda visita a este maravilloso lugar en Casares, sinónimo de exclusividad y buen gusto, la ubicación es perfecta para escapar del estrés diario, es un lugar mágico donde se puede ir en pareja, con amigos o en familia. Quisiera agradecer el trato tan amable que se me ha dado por parte de cada persona que trabaja ahí, es un sitio Imprescindible.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cotswolds UK
5

Superb for large families or groups. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great extended family holiday as Hacienda Acedia suited us down to the ground. We were Grandparents in La Casita with daughter's family in one house, son's in another, other daughter & partner in La Casita and a couple of friends in Mario. It is so unusual to have the combination of togetherness and separateness that the Hacienda offers which allows privacy when you want it and great togetherness over meals and pools.

Our holiday was greatly helped by Rama's attentiveness and easy-going responses to all we asked, especially the printing of our Ryanair boarding passes - which saved us about €180! Having a late arrival/lost luggage; a broken bone and a prolonged sickness among the party meant we had to call on Rama rather more than we expected but she rose magnificently to the occasion every time.

We also had a local meal prepared for us which was wonderful and inexpensive.

Rama is far more than the average host and the Hacienda much more than the average holiday let - we enjoyed our time very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Heavenly perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We got married at Hacienda Acedía in June 2014 and couldn't have asked for a better place. When we found the Hacienda online, we fell in love with it when looking at the beautiful pictures. However, the reality is even better. It's located in a stunningly beautiful and peaceful valley with gorgeous and very well-maintained grounds. Both pools are lovely and the smaller, round pool is perfect for the early morning sun and the larger pool is the place to soak up the afternoon rays. All the rooms are spacious and beautiful and it all has a genuine Spanish and rustic feel to it.

During the whole booking process, we were dealing with Rama and Adrian and both were absolutely brilliant in every aspect. We emailed them on numerous occasions with different queries and they never failed to reply by return. Nothing was a problem for them. You never really notice them while staying at the Hacienda, but if you need any help, then they will respond instantly. They also recommended a catering company for our wedding and they turned out to be brilliant.

We were 17 people staying here for a week, but the Hacienda is so big and it doesn't feel crowded. The barbecue area is the perfect place to get together in the evening for a bite to eat and a drink.

Everything was perfect and we loved every second of it. Everyone is still talking about this week and it all feels like a distant dream. It is a slice of heaven and we're so happy that we have experienced it. We will definitely be back and we can't recommend it enough.

Thank you Rama and Adrian for making our wedding week so special and perfect!

Bo & Ben

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

The Hacienda provides perfect accommodation for large families wanting to spend quality time together. Our children had a fantastic time playing in the extensive grounds whilst the adults relaxed and admired the fantastic views. Rama, the owner, could not be more helpful in ensuring that your holiday is perfect. This has been our second visit and we hope to visit many more times in the future. This is really a truly wonderful place to spend a holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Venta Victoria
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Cortesin
Nearest Train
90 Kilometres
Málaga
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Venta Victoria
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
La Sal
Car: necessary

So you can choose between the beaches, fun and frolics of the Costa del Sol, or the timeless beauty of some of inland Andalucía's most beautiful countryside and charming towns and villages. Nearby Casares, Gaucín, Jimena de la Frontera, Genalguacil and, further to the north, delightful old Ronda and the mountain village of Grazalema are all attractive, lovely places, well worth visiting.

The beaches of the western reaches of the Costa del Sol, the nearest to the villa, are much less 'touristy' and less congested than those further east. It is still possible to find swathes of empty golden sand here. Estepona is the nearest of the resort towns on the coast, a little more than fifteen minutes away. Marbella, with all its glitz and glamour, and Gibraltar, take 40 minutes.

There are lots of lovely walks in the area and horse riding stables are just down the lane, too. For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses in the area.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Casares Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,956
 
 
mid season
Apr 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,779
 
 
high season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,890
 
 
mid season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,779
 
 
low season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,956
 
 
xmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,779
 
 
low season
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
$2,956
 
 
mid season
Mar 24 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,779
 
 
high season
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,890
 
 
mid season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,779
 
 
low season
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,956
 
 
low season
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$2,956
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$422
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $317

Wide range of prices depending on size of the groups.
Alternative rates available depending on number of bedrooms required.
Prices for 6 and up to 9 bedrooms. Please enquire.
Entry after 2pm on day of arrival and day of departure 11am, unless arranged agreement with owner
EXCLUSIVELY FOR WEDDINGS: Event fee of 500 EUROS + Refundable deposit of 500 EUROS
Electricity is not included

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Casares Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 670 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , En suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , En suite
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , By the pool
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 9. Mario - 1 king
    Bedroom 1. Cortijo ground - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , En suite twin. each bed is 90cm wide
    Bedroom 2. Cortijo top - 2 twin/ single , beds are 105cm wide each and ZIPPED together. COT available
    Bedroom 3. West top - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , beds are 90cm wide each. Cot is optional
    Bedroom 4. West low - 1 queen , 2 child bed , Large bed is 150 cm wide
    Bedroom 5. Casita - 1 queen , 1 double , Large double bed is 150cm wide. Large bed is for child
    Bedroom 6. Carmen low 1 - 2 twin/ single , each bed is 90cm wide
    Bedroom 7. Carmen low 2 - 1 queen , bed is 150cm wide
    Bedroom 8. Carmen top - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , each bed is 90cm wide
  • All bedrooms have private access.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties