A great little holiday home, neat and pretty inside, this really is a place to enjoy its wonderful outdoor spaces ...
"A piece of paradise in Andalucia - Maria’s house is very hard to leave! The house is pretty & well equipped & we loved that we could walk into Orgiva for all groceries, coffee or a beer. However it was the outside spaces here which really stole the show - the beautiful extensive gardens full of fruit trees, lovely terraces and multiple spots to sit and enjoy it all. Not to mention the generous pool which the kids adored with mountain views and luscious surroundings. It was really blissful and we were made to feel especially welcome by Maria and her family who couldn’t have been more helpful & kind"
"Querido Maria y Emilio, Hemos gustado muy mucho nuestras vacaciones en su casa y jardin hermoso. Nuestros niños quieren la piscina! Gracias por las verduras estan deliciosas. Best wishes."
"Thank you for a wonderful week! Loved everything and you were all so kind and generous."
"Dear Maria & Emilio, thank you for a lovely holiday on your beautiful house and garden. We stay in holiday houses often and yours is the nicest we ever stayed in. If you are ever in Scotland do come and visit us, we are an hour from Glasgow."
"Thank you for looking after us so well. Hope yo see you again next year. Love. "
"Thank you for a lovely holiday in your beautiful house and garden. We stay in holiday houses often and yours is the nicest we have ever stayed in."
"We have had a wonderful time, thank you for your kind hospitality. Thank you for making us so welcome."
"Gracias, hemos disfrutado de nuestra estancia. Thank you - we had a lovely time at your beautiful house."
Two (one double, one twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
9 m x 4.5 m, 1.5 - 1.8 m deep
In open countryside, 5 minutes walk from Órgiva in Las Alpujarras region (Province of Granada).
From 620 € to 1,050 € per week.
This recently built house is ideally situated on the edge of the market town of Órgiva, just a couple of minutes walk from the centre but surrounded by the verdant countryside of the Vega.
Views extend far and wide, across to the Contraviesa mountain range which rises up immediately before the Mediterranean Sea.
Through large metal gates one enters into a richly planted hidden world, a secret garden full of centenary olive trees growing among orange, lemon, banana and palm.
Bamboo and other tropical delights add still more shades of green to an already delightful scene.
Centre stage in these magical grounds is the lovely swimming pool (9m x 4.5m), surrounded by grassy banks and, of course, fruit trees. There is a bathing terrace alongside and steps down into the pool for safe and easy access.
A hammock is an alternative resting place, slung lazily between the trees. At the end of the pool, there's an attractive barbecue area with a lovely, shaded, furnished terrace alongside.
At the front of the house, a huge palm stands guard in front of the attractive, vine-shaded terrace, another ideal spot for summertime living. This looks out over a traditional water fountain to the gardens.
The wonderful sound of trickling water takes one back to the world of Moorish Spain. On a warm, sunny day (as most are in Andalucía) this is heaven!
Inside, the open-plan living / dining room looks out to the terrace. A breakfast bar separates the living space from a fully equipped kitchen.
All on one floor, both bedrooms and the bathroom lead off from the living room.
The house was built and decorated by the owners, a young couple from the town, with great care and pride, using local materials which include wood-beamed ceilings and rustic red tiled floors. Furnishings are tasteful and comfortable.
Neat, pretty and functional inside, what makes this house really special are its wonderful outdoor spaces. Close enough to town to be able to stroll there whenever you feel like it, here you will love the tranquillity of the wonderful gardens and nature all around.
In the heart of the evergreen Alpujarras (a legacy of the Moors who built the amazingly intricate system of irrigation waterways which keep the landscape green and fertile, fed by the snows melting high in the sierras above), the countryside all around, in the fertile Vale de Órgiva, is beautiful.
Swathes of orange and lemon trees, olives and pomegranates, bougainvillea, morning glory and jasmine bring joy to a sunny land.
Our guests love it … here is a small selection of what they have said:
"We had a really wonderful holiday. The house with its fantastic gardens and immaculate swimming pool were even better than you described and the owners were perfect hosts".
"The villa was perfect for us. The garden is beautiful - the photos on your web site don't do it justice. We don't want to go back to work!".
"We had a really lovely time staying in the villa and appreciate the friendly hospitality given us. The villa was really pretty and the pool and terrace perfect. The garden was beautiful, a real pleasure to be in. We have returned to (rainy) England totally relaxed and refreshed".
"I just wanted to let you know how much we loved the place! We all completely fell in love with it and had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday. We left with tears in our eyes!".
If you can be dragged away from this lovely spot, there's lots to enjoy in and around the area. A short stroll will take you into town.
Órgiva is a busy little place but relaxed and picturesque nonetheless, situated in a wide river valley which runs between the rugged Sierra Nevada and the coastal mountains (Lújar and Contraviesa) which rise up only to crash down again into the palm fringed beaches of the Costa Tropical.
Views are superb, with the often snow capped peaks of Sierra Nevada to the north and the graceful curves of Sierra Lújar dominating the horizon to the south.
Alongside its numerous street cafes and bars, Órgiva also offers small supermarkets, banks, a post office, a small cinema and a 24 hour emergency medical centre. Its Thursday morning market is a thriving affair, always an excuse for country folk to meet up in order to catch up with the latest local news and gossip.
Beyond lies Granada, one of the great cities of the Moorish Empire, an inspiring and very beautiful town which is a joy to visit. It's not a big city and it just invites you to walk around, taking in the sights and sounds, stopping here and there at any one of the myriad of street-side bars.
The top-class ski slopes in the high Sierra Nevada are only a little further.
And if you want a little beach life, it's just half an hour's drive from here to the Costa Tropical and its Mediterranean resort towns Salobreña, Almuñecar and Nerja.
On this stretch of coast you can choose between fairly isolated, beautiful coves or any one of the different sized resort towns.
Cheerful, peaceful, laid back places in the best tradition of the Spanish seaside, a relaxed lunch at one of the beach bars is highly recommended - even in winter if the sun is shining!
And there's also plenty to enjoy right here in the wonderful mountain world of Las Alpujarras. From the snows to the sea, there are panoramic views in every direction, from the peaks of Veleta and Mulhacén to the southern sierras and the Mediterranean beyond. And lovely little Moorish villages in the high mountains to explore.
For the energetic there's wonderful hiking in the mountains, year-round cycling and fabulous horse riding, as well as water-sports and golf on the coast.
Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open from April until October (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to September, inclusive)
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday in high season
A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.
Granada (all facilites) 40 mins.
Salobreña (Mediterranean beaches) 35 mins; Almuñecar 50 mins; Nerja 1 hr.
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort 1¼ hrs
Granada 40 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Sevilla 3½ hrs.
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From the highest mountains in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Las Alpujarras is one of the most beautiful regions in the world …
The largest town in the area (pop: 5,000), it is a little market town with a cosmopolitan and eccletic mix of peoples and lifestyles …