Studio Cottage with Private Pool situated in Small Hamlet
Self Catering or Breakfast/Evening Meal Provided
La Rueda, our cortijo and the cottage we rent, is situated 5km outside Orgiva in a hamlet called Los Agustines, at the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This is still a 'living' community of mainly vegetable farmers who till their land below us mostly by hand. Sit in your hammock and watch them. Often one of our lovely neighbours knocks on the door to share his produce with us. Every afternoon some goats with bells around their necks make their way down to the fields, or Paco or Jose go by with their mule. This place really is as idyllic as it sounds! Our cottage is set in its own small garden and is surrounded by lots of lovely colours and smells. If you don't feel like cooking and want to have a relaxing time, let us know and we will prepare you breakfast and/or a lovely surprise dinner menu on one of our charming terraces! Come, relax and enjoy!
1 twin bedroom
Kitchen area, fully equipped with gas cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, fridge/freezer etc.
Sitting area with wood burning stove.
Property Type: Guesthouse
Small Mediterranean balcony with views over garden, valley and mountain chain across. Private patio and garden with its mandarin orange, peach and pomegranate trees and sitting area. On a lower terrace the tiled pool (complete with wave maker) is all yours, unless you let us share it with you. There is a BBQ area and another Moorish style sitting corner under a centenary olive tree. Wherever you sit, you can enjoy the lovely views over the valley below and the Contraviesa mountain chain across.
You bring your own laptop? On our terraces you have now wireless access to the internet.
If you don´t bring your own laptop and need to use a computer, just ask us.
Important notes on accommodation
The pool is tiled and has a wave maker. There will be use of a washing machine, iron and ironing board. During the cooler month of the year we offer central heating apart from a woodburning stove. All linen and towels are included except for pool/beach towels.
Location Type: Rural, Mountain.
La Rueda prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|11 April 2015 - 8 May 2015||€ 53.00||2|
|9 May 2015 - 26 June 2015||€ 58.00||2|
|27 June 2015 - 24 July 2015||€ 63.00||2|
|25 July 2015 - 21 August 2015||€ 65.00||2|
|22 August 2015 - 18 September 2015||€ 63.00||2|
|19 September 2015 - 2 October 2015||€ 58.00||2|
|3 October 2015 - 3 November 2015||€ 53.00||2|
|4 November 2015 - 18 December 2015||€ 48.00||2|
|19 December 2015 - 6 January 2016||€ 58.00||4|
The changeoverday is flexible in order for you to be able to book the most suitable and economical flight.The arrival and departure times also are flexible.
A deposit of 20% is required as confirmation with the balance due on arrival.
A 10% discount for late bookings (within 2 weeks of arrival).
Cottage Near Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia
About the area
The nearest beaches are from half an hour away. Salobreña, Almuñecar, La Herradura or Nerja to name only a few. Between La Herradura and Nerja are a couple of unspoilt and very private little coves, bring your picnic and enjoy the tranquility. Enquire about diving in the diving centres of Marina del Este or La Herradura.
Only 40 mins down on the coast between Motril and Salobreña we have a lovely golf course in a unique setting. You can golf with the sea in your back and the snow covered mountain peaks of the Siera Nevada in front of you. If the accompanying members of your family don´t feel like joining you, they can sunbathe on the beach, take a dip in the sea or make use of the great coffee shops and restaurants of the golf club.There are 2 more golf courses coming up, one in Salobreña and another one half way to Granada.
In winter you really have the choice! or you go down to the empty beaches, go sightseeing or shopping in Granada or go skiing in the Sierra Nevada OR do all in one day!!!
Sierra Nevada offers Spains most modern ski resort and is only 1 1/2 hrs away. It has more sun hours in winter than any other European ski resort. Altogether it offers up to 83km of very well prepared ski slopes, this, its ambience, easy access and very reasonable prices make it an outstanding destination.
How to get there
Malaga is 1 1/2hrs and Almeira 2 hours away. Details of airlines offering cheap flights will be provided upon request. A car is highly recommended - pick up from airport can be arranged. New: Ryan Air now flies directly to Granada (1 hour from us) from London Luton and Liverpool. Stansted and Manchester now also offer flights to Granada, also Paris, Milan, Amsterdam and Geneva.
The nearest beach at Salobrena is 30 mins away. Granada 1 hour, Las Alpujarras 20 mins, Nerja with its caves and the nearby beautiful village of Frigiliana are about 1 hour away. Cordoba, Jaen, Guadix as well as Nijar and the coastal nature park of Cabo de Gata can all be visited as a daytrip.
Come and relax! You want to be active? Then join us for coffee and cake in the afternoon! Maybe you'd like to be included in the daily activities? Then help us or our neighbours to pick olives or harvest vegetables or just watch us doing it. You can go for short walks or longer hikes - down into the country past all kinds of exotic trees and/or up into the hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A short stroll into the country is highly recommended during the full moon! Sit by the pool at night with your favorite drink, switch off all the lights and enjoy the moonrise or set, awesome! On moonfree nights you can stargaze and explore the whole milkyway and don´t forget to make a wish with one of the many shooting stars. Go sightseeing in Granada with its famous Alhambra (50 minutes away) or visit the white washed villages of the Alpujarras (20 minutes away). Ask us about local handicrafts (pottery, weaving, leather weaving) and woodworks etc. Orgiva (5km away) offers everything you might need - there is a colourful weekly market (Thursdays), daily market, shops, cafes, bars, banks and ATMs, dentist, doctor, internet cafe etc. If you are looking for more activity then ask us about horse-riding, guided hiking trips as well as reiki, reflexology and different types of massages - all of these can be arranged. Maybe you are looking for Spanish lessons? This is your home from home, just lean back and unwind! We speak English, German and of course Spanish.
Reviewed by: Lene, Denmark
Reviewed: 8 July 2014
Date of stay: June 2014
A narrow road, originally used by donkies, from the village Orgiva takes you to this beautiful, relaxing hideaway. We were looking for a place far away from big hotels and lots of people, but close to the nature and silence, and we found it at La Rueda. Sitting on the terrace by the pool looking at the mountains was wonderful. Even though the property lies right next to the owner, we could enjoy everything totally undisturbed, because Stefan and Naomi were so good hosts! Stefan was very helpful about trips in the area (walks in the mountain around Capileira, Granada, the market in Orgiva etc.). Naomi makes wonderful cooking. It is clean and cosy both inside and outside. We already have recommanded this place to people we meet.
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Hotwheels, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 12 October 2013
Date of stay: September 2013
We have just returned from our eighth visit to La Rueda. This speaks for itself! The Casita,garden and pool are in a beautiful setting. Plenty of walks and treks if you are feeling energetic or trees to sit under by the pool for reading.Real peace, but with the town of Orgiva nearby.If you are very lucky,Naomi and Stefan will come down the garden steps with some coffee and maybe cake!...they are very thoughtful hosts.We cannot recommend La Rueda enough.
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: GnBH, Ireland
Reviewed: 18 September 2013
Date of stay: September 2013
This is our second time to visit this gem of a property. What a find! If you are seeking a romantic peaceful place to stay with incredible views, go no further. Private use of the pool was a real bonus. The property which is decorated in local style is beautifully kept and spotless. The pretty garden full of flowers just adds that special touch. We would definitely recommend this excellent little hide away. Hope to come back again one day soon. Thank you
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Raphael, France
Reviewed: 1 September 2013
Date of stay: August 2013
La rueda is a unique and unforgettable place thanks to the kindness of its owners , the beautifiul view, and the amazing garden. Everything was perfect ! You feel at home in this beautiful part of Andaloucia.
Recommended for: Pet friendly, adventure seekers, sightseeing and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: D&H, Ireland
Reviewed: 31 August 2013
Date of stay: June 2013
This was our first trip to this part of Spain and WOW, what an amazing place. This property is a beautiful place to kick back and relax. Very private and it has everything you need. It is exactly as described in the listing, but the best bit is the pool. Very welcoming in the 34 deg heat we had in June. Sitting next to the pool on the patio at night listening to the wildlife was sublime. The nearest town of Orgiva is only about 4km away and has plenty of restaurants and bars. The town square is lined with orange trees dripping with fruit !!. I would recommend eating at the campsite on the road out of town, very friendly staff and good food at a reasonable price. There is also a market on Thursday that you cannot miss. The region is full of amazing places to visit and you definitely should go and explore. We took a road trip down to Motril and then followed the coast road to La Rabita, head up the A345 and then follow the C333 back to Los Tablones. At some point you end up on a peak about 4000 ft and the views are awesome. Mediterranean shimmering on one side and then turn 180 deg and you see the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. The Alhambra palace in Granada is a must see, but book it a few weeks before you travel as tickets are limited. All in all La Rueda is a beautiful place and the owners are very friendly warm people who will help in any way they can and after reading the guest book I wish I had sampled some of their cooking, sounds delicious!!!!. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and will be going back as soon as I can.
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing and romantic getaway
‘This was our first attempt at booking a holiday on the internet and doing everything ourselves. Our concerns thankfully proved to be groundless and we ended up at La Rueda, a peaceful and beautiful place of tranquility’ - Barbara and Peter Gilbert, Derbyshire
‘Most magical place, the renovations, planting lighting and different levels have all been done with utmost care and imagination. Stefan and Naomi are such lovely people and appear to be living the dream that most of us have, but aren’t brave enough to follow’ - Glin and Steve Wallis, Belper, UK
‘What a lovely place you have got here! It is like a little paradise’ - Ivor and Jorien, Netherlands
Acceuil très chaleureux de Stephen et Naomi dès notre arrivée en fin de journée - Avons pu apprécier les talents culinaires de Naomi avec la mise en valeur des produits locaux - Un endroit parfait pour découvrir la vrai Andalousie , rien à voir avec la côte hyper touristique bien que les plages ne soient qu'à 40 mns de voiture.
About the Owner
What can we tell you about us? We, that is Stefan and his wife Naomi and of course the lazy cats Blackey, Tamy and Felix. (He, Austrian, she, British; cats, Spanish) We are all very lucky bums and enjoy every day anew living in this wonderful, wonderful part of the world!
After many years of travelling the world, we happened upon this area and fell in love with it. First we rebuilt La Rueda and then bought another fallen down ruin in the Guajar valley, which we did up into La Cueva, a very special and cozy property.
Come and see for yourself, why we enjoy living here so much!
Year property purchased: 2000
Why this location?
This place is magic and we bought it without thinking long, we just knew that this was it!! And we never will regret it and are greatful every day anew to be able to live here. Like one guest wrote in the guestbook:"....if paradise is only half as nice!" We are out in the campo, in a little hamlet, with extremely friendly and warm neighbours, who forever knock on the door to share some produce with us!! Yet we are only 5 ks away from Orgiva, that offers everything we need. Great place to live and be!
What are the unique benefits of the property?
La Rueda is a quiet place out in the countryside, surrounded by lots of flowers and trees with all its perfumes. The perfect place to unwind and soak up positive energy! Sit by the pool at night and stargaze or watch the moon rise or set... just come relax and enjoy!
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This advertiser joined Owners Direct in August 2005,
and has advertised this property with us since May 2003.