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Villa With Private Pool Near The Historic Village Iznajar With Its Stunning Cast

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Space 1,797 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Iznajar, Cordoba Region Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Countryside Location Yet Quite Close To Iznajar And Its Stunning 32km Long Unspoilt Lake

Beautiful, spacious, tastefuly converted Olive Mill (Molino), Set in its own grounds, completely private. Has 8 good sized bedrooms, 2 kitchens (1 near the pool area) and 2 dinning rooms (1 near the pool area). It has a superb pool (11mtrs x 5 mtrs or 36 ft x 23 ft ) with very large terrace and beautiful views over stunning countryside. There are 5 good sized well apointed bathrooms to avoid those annoying queues. It is difficult to put into words how beautiful are both the house and it's surroundings, one comment we often recieve is that although the fotos show the villa to be really beautiful, in reality it's better still. There are many origional features of the old Molino that have been retained and everywhere you go in the house it is adorned with origional pieces from it's days as a working mill. All the furniture and furnishings are of the finest quality with many very interesting pieces.

Andres Matas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Andres Matas

Hi everybody, I'm Andres, i'm 58 years old and i own the beautiful house that you are looking at. I live in the historic village of Iznajar in Andalucia here in Spain. Iznajar is very close to the house and is almost an island protrudung out of the 32 km long Lake Iznajar, in fact you can only entre or leave over 1 of the 2 large bridges. I have a wife and 2 sons and i spend my life looking after the house and keeping it in pristine condition so my guests have the perfect holiday. I have Fruit trees and grow vegetables which i like to share with my guests. If you have a great holiday then my work has been worth while.....enjoy.

Why Andres Matas chose Iznájar

I inherited the property which has been in my family for many generations. Origionaly it was a "Molino" or olive mill, it has been converted and restored using as much of its origional form as possible and is adorned with many origional artifacts which i'm sure you are going to enjoy during your stay here in sunny Andalucia.The house enjoys a beautiful elevated positionwith wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and olive groves with hardly a building in sight yes its quite close to historic "pueblo" of Iznajar and its 32 km long lake with its own sandy beach and beach bars. I spend my life looking after my lovely house and making sure its in perfect condition when my guests arrive.

What makes this villa unique

The house is very private, set in its own gated and walled grounds. There are lovely views over the rural Andalucian countryside. The house is within easy reach of local villages and their bars, restaurants and supermarkets. It is very close to the large Lake Iznajar with its own sandy beach and beachbars, you can also hire kayaks and explore, fish etc. There are an endless number of places to walk and there are walking groups that you could join every Sat and Sunday. ( facebook Iznajar walking group ) The house is within an hours drive of Granada and its world famous Alhambra Palace or its Ski slopes, Cordoba and its moorish Mezquita, The Costa del Sol with cities like Malaga and its historic castles etc.Also there is Antequera, Lucena, "el Torcal"and numerous historic towns and places.


Iznájar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1797 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • As per photos.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All the bedroos are quite spacious, there are 5 doubles and 3 twin rooms but could be changed to other combinations to suit your needs.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outside the house is quite extensive. There are quite large well stocked gardens which are walled and gated to give maximum privacy . There are lots of mature trees and many many species of flowers. The views from the house are really stunning because of its slightly elevated position. Utility Room: There is a good sized utility room with washing machine, ironing board, iron etc etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There are 2 towels per person per week, a hand towel and a bath towel. If guests stay more than 1 week all towels and bed linen are changed.


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Villa With Private Pool Near The Historic Village Iznajar With Its Stunning Cast
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Kent United Kingdom

Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here in June 2016. The house is simply gorgeous, quirky and comfortable. The owner was helpful, he was around the area on a daily basis but did not intrude. The pool was lovely and a wonderful way to cool off, it was in sun for most of the day, with lovely views over the valley. Although the property is divided the lower area can provide accommodation for somebody who would find steps difficult. If I were to return to the Córdoba area, this is where I would stay and would recommend anyone wanting to stay in this area to consider it.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely villa full of charm.

  • 5 of 5

The villa provided ample space for our group of 12, everyone loved the pool overlooking the fantastic views across the valley. If you like the peace of rural spain with the nearest town (Iznajar) just a short drive with several places to eat and drink. Casa Juani and Cafe Verde both offered good food and welcoming atmospheres.

As a base be prepared for driving a good hour to most major regional tourist attractions such as amazing Granada and the Alhambra.

We had a fantastic time and enjoyed the company of the owners elderly dog. Look out for the Geckos especially the one who uses the the wall light as his own buffet.

Thank you Andre for the lovely villa and easy holiday booking


  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large group.

  • 4 of 5

The villa is fabulous with a great living space. It is divided into two floors so all the youngsters slept downstairs. There is also one lovely attic bedroom with a basin and toilet in the room! Pool and views were great. I really don't think the photos do the place justice. Air con in 7 out of the 8 bedrooms was vital as it ws very hot. My only gripe would be that the bed linin was very old and and the kitchen knives were blunt and broken otherwise I would have given five stars. Good value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The BEST holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Andres' incredible house for a week for a big family holiday and it has to have been my favourite holiday ever! We were lucky enough to stay while the festival of the virgin was going on so the beautiful nearby town of Iznajar was alive with festivities - the procession was a real treat. The house and surrounding area are just stunning and Andres was so lovely and welcoming, we felt very much at home. The garden is full of beautiful fruit which he very kindly picked for us and his dog Cain is unbelievably sweet, we would all love to come back and stay again in the future. Thank you so much Andres!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola soy Andres propietario de Villa Rufino . una familia realmente encantadora cuidando todo y disfrutando del encanto que tiene esta gran villa, me alegra mucho que mis huéspedes se marchen felices y ya es ten pensando en volver , realmente ese es mi objetivo que pasen unas vacaciones inolvidables gracias por todo pues con personas tan maravillosas yo tan bien me sien muy feliz Andres
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A wonderful spacious villa with a fantastic pool

  • 4 of 5

There were 15 of us staying as three families with teenagers. The villa was very spacious with a real Rustic Spanish home feeling. We barbecued and used the huge paella pan. The pool was such a good size and overlooked a magnificent view of the mountains. Andreas brought us figs from the tree in the garden to eat.

We had air conditioning in the top bedrooms but not in the bottom ones. The weather was extremely hot and I know that the people in the bottom rooms could have done with the air conditioning as well. Also the downstairs shower did not work. I hope Andreas gets it fixed soon. However I really recommend this villa for a wonderful holiday. We have some fantastic memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola buenas , soy Andres propietario de esta magnifica villa Casa Rufino en Iznàjar Córdoba . Agradezco mucho vuestro comentario sincero y me alegra que vuestra instancia en mi villa aya sido muy agradable, ese es mi objetivo que mi cliente se sienta feliz en sus vacaciones . Gracias por todo familia espero volver a vernos pronto Andres
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Fantastic Family Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website do not do this property justice. The views are stunning and all the bedrooms were comfortable. We had everything we needed in the kitchen and my husband is now trying to get a BBQ like the one at Casa Rufino. We spent two weeks in July here and loved every minute. We had a range of ages from 6 to 60 and managed a variety of day trips, including Seville, Cordoba and Granada. One of the highlights of our trip was meeting Andreas (the owner). He made our stay one of the best holidays have had. I would urge anyone thinking of booking to just go for it. Our girls are still asking after you and your dog Andreas, thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola buenas tardes . soy Andres propietario de Vivienda Rural Casa Rufino , me satisface mucho que esta gran familia lo hayan pasado genial pues esa es mi prioridad . una familia encantadora yo he sido muy feliz todos muy alegres y en especial las niñas super simpáticas , gracias por ser tan buenas personas siempre seréis bien recibidos en mi casa Andres Casa Rufino en Iznájar Córdoba
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Nearest Airport
97 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Las Pitas
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
El charcón Carretera Iznájar Rute y Casa Juani
Nearest Ski
133 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Valdearenas Beach
Car: recommended


The house is located an hour from Malaga and the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol.


The nearest airports are Granada (40mins) and Malaga (1 hr) and we are within reach of Seville airport.


Iznajar and its beautiful narrow streets and ancient castle and stunning 32 km long unspoilt lake and even its own large sandy beach and beach bars where you can hire kayaks etc is less than 15 minutes away.

Granada and the world famous Alhambra Palace is 1 hour away.

The historic town of Antequera with its beautiful castle and churches and its narrow cobbled streets is also 45 mins away.

Within 1hr are Cordoba and it's famous " Mezquita", Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Further Details:

Iznajar has plenty of "tapas bars", 5 banks, 3 supermarkets and lots of interesting shops of all types as well as an enormous renovated castle where also is housed the tourist information office. Also in the village is "bar Verde which is run by an english couple Scott and Naomi who serve nice home cooked english food at supprisingly cheap prices ( at the time of writing only 10 euros for dinner for 2 persons), Rute is a good sized town 20 mins from the house which has a good large supermarket "Mercadona" with its own free car park where you buy everything you need under one roof. 20 mins past Rute is the large and historic town of Lucena which is well worth a visit both for the shopping and tourism. Realy there is an endless list of things to do and places to visit with every village in the area having its own illustrious history and of course it's own unique tapas bars.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We require 25% deposit with the balance paid about a month before the dates.

Changeover Day:
In the busy months of summer we like to let the house by the week and changeover on Saturdays, but outside these dates we can be more flexible with long weekends etc concidered.

Notes on prices:
We believe that for the size of the property and the number of guests we can accomodate our prices are favourably comparable with any other house in the for 16 people at the highest prices it costs around 13€ per day per person.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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