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Rural Bliss, 5 Min Walk To Town, Private Pool, Wifi, Eng/German TV



Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Tranquility and Mountain Views amidst Orchards on the Edge of Town

Casita Dori and Los Limones are two picturesque conjoint cottages, rented together, with all mod cons - two for the price of one! The property has the ideal location: only a short, 400 m walk from the edge of the town of Orgiva along a tarmacked road, yet with rural ambiance. Surrounded by a large landscaped garden and neighbour’s orchards, with its secure parking inside the walled property, Casita Dori provides peace and privacy.

Casita Dori provides perfect holiday accommodation for a family with older children, or for perhaps a group of friends. The two cottages are always rented together, with the exclusive use of the pool for you and your party, and even if you only wish to use one of the cottages, the other cottage will remain empty and at your disposal during your stay.

The cottages sleep 6 in 3 double bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms, one in each cottage, with Internet in both.

Provided: a flat-screen 37” TV (English, German, Polish), WiFi Internet, CD, DVD. Dishwasher.

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About the Owner

Anda Macbride
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Lovely villa and pool, great for October sunshine!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and comfortable villa with attractive fruit filled garden and a beautiful pool, we were swimming every day at the end of October! Carmen, the local manager looks after the villa very well, and is friendly and helpful.

The secluded location is only a few hundred yards from the edge of town and the closest bar - drinks with tapas for two for less than 5 euros! Several small supermarkets and plenty of restaurants and cafes in the town, with friendly welcoming people. Good local walking, and interesting places to visit within an easy drive - we went to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, and up the mountain roads to the "white villages" - the Thursday morning market made it a good day to stay in Orgiva.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A piece of paradise in rural Andalucia!

  • 5 of 5

I have had a lovely time at Casita Dori with my friends. The house is very private and not overlooked, surrounded by gardens but just of the edge of town. Casita Dori is just few minutes’ walk from the centre of Orgiva, and in the opposite direction, in no time at all you can also have a wonderful evening stroll up the hill where you have a very good view of the whole town and also of Sierra Nevada mountains.

The cottages are cozy and well equipped with attention to detail. I particularly enjoyed the big terrace overlooking the pool with the panoramic view of the Lujar Mountain.

When I enjoyed my solitary walks, my friends preferred to just laze by the pool in the garden full of fruit. We all swam every day even though it was the end of October.

If you need anything, Carmen who looks after the house is very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. Great location, quiet, lovely gardens and brilliant pool! Houses are lovely. A little basic, but in a 'rural Spanish sense', so there is everything that you need. I would return again and again. Easy walk into Orgiva. Fab! x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical situation

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a couple and 15 year old son. Fantastic villa, the pictures don't do it enough justice. The villas have the charming old Spanish style but with all the amenities needed. Wifi even able to be picked up at the pool and garden areas. Large bedroom area in Dorita. Our son loved his independent villa, hardly saw him! Pool deep so would not suit very young children. Gardens were delightful, beautifully laid out with grapefruit and oranges for breakfast and lemons for gin! Very peaceful, only the sounds of the birds, chickens, donkey and the odd dogs. Short walk to the town with a short steep hill just before the villa. Orgiva may not be the prettiest but enough shops, bars and restaurants. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flexible Accommodation in a Wonderful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had previously stayed in one of Anda Tolkan’s properties (Casa Rosada – another wonderful holiday option within walking distance of Orgiva), so we knew that we would be well looked after. Every aspect of the booking, payment and planning arrangements was made so clear and straightforward by Anda, including clear directions to Orgiva.

Anda’s local manager Carman met us promptly when we arrived in Orgiva and escorted us right to Casitas Dori and Los Limones. Carmen and her husband are available via a phonecall throughout the holiday if you have any issues and always respond quickly and efficiently.

No matter how great you think the property looks from the photos, I promise you it is even better when you get there. The separate garden areas are connected by a number of flower covered walkways and everywhere you look there is a new and interesting feature. There is plenty of room for large groups to be together but also quiet spots if you want to escape from the crowd.

We visited this time with our 16 year old son who stayed in the smaller of the properties. This is actually connected to the larger property and feels really secure and safe. It was great for him as he felt independent (especially with the Internet access in both properties !).With separate toilets and showers etc, we almost felt we were holidaying alone, but knowing our son was safe and with us.

Both properties have all the facilities you need to make your holiday run smoothly, including UK based TV channels (if you really need to keep track of the soap operas !), but we spent every evening either in Orgiva or outside on one of the many terraces.

Orgiva is an easy 5 minute walk down a safe and secure road that rarely has any cars on it, so there is no need to use your car unless you’re venturing further afield. There are plenty of well stocked Supermarkets in Orgiva and enough bars and restaurants to give you a range of options no matter how long you stay.

This really does offer everything you could want from a holiday property; modern amenities, exotic and useable gardens and pool, peace and tranquillity and a picture postcard town within easy walking distance. You won’t regret making a booking here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in the beautiful casitas Dori and Los Limones of Anda Tolkan. Anda is a great owner; she is looking after her guests by making sure everything is what the pictures promise you. At the house, Luis the gardener does a wonderful job; the garden is beautiful with all the flowers and fruit trees. Carmen and her husband are there to welcome you and give you a little tour around the house. As the houses are separate you have lots of room and individuality. There are several places to sit, relax or dine. Every place has its own charm. We enjoyed our stay of 3 weeks with a splendid view on the mountains, a very nice and clean swimming pool. We love the little town Orgiva where you can stroll around, have your coffee in the morning and lovely lunches in good restaurants as Almazara, le Jardin, El Flor de Limonero in hotel Taray just outside Orgiva en El Viejo Molina, especially at night, having a drink with one of their great tapas. Our idea of the perfect holiday, relaxing, reading, hiking, and enjoying the culture in Granada. We have already booked our next stay in August 2014. We recommend the house, it is a jewel.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada (next nearest: Malaga) at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Orgiva at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Bilbao/Santander at 500 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salobrena at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 50 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A44, A7 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Orgiva at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 55 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobrena at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Orgiva is a bustling little market town, ideally located: ½ hr from the sea and unspoilt beaches and 1 hr from the vibrant city of Granada. There are numerous supermarkets, bars, restaurants, health food shops, banks, ATMs, pharmacies, a cinema and a Medical Centre. Orgiva is at the heart of ‘real Spain’ with its fiesta spirit. This part of Andalucia – known as Las Alpujarras – is the famous cradle of flamenco. It remains one of Europe´s most spectacular, peaceful and unspoilt areas, with unrivalled quality of light and unforgettable starry skies.

Orgiva nestles in a valley, surrounded by the foothills of the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountains (3 500 m, 39 ski runs). . Here, you can swim in your pool or eat oranges straight from the tree – against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. From nearby hills, on a clear day, you can see not only the Mediterranean, but even Africa – the Rif Mountains of Morocco.

Must-see: Granada and the world-famous Alhambra Palace, a masterpiece of intricate Moorish architecture to rival the Taj Mahal, renowned for its fabled gardens and ornamental fountains. (1 hr / 50 km away).

Mediterranean beaches: the nearest seaside town is the picturesque Salobreña (1/2 hr away) with a Moorish castle on a towering rock. Drowning in tropical flowers, with palm-lined avenues, Salobreña rises from the sea like a white wedding cake; it is still unspoilt by mass tourism, with numerous beach restaurants, water sports and a 9-hole golf course. Here, on the beach, you can eat fish caught locally the same day. The port of Motril (also ½ hr away) has a hospital, the Al Campo hypermarket and many good fish restaurants. For the aqua park, go further afield to Almunecar, and visit the pretty, garden sea resort of La Herradura. Do visit the pretty seaside town of Nerja, with some of the best beaches, and its magnificent caves, huge caverns which are home to the world's largest stalagmite.

Another must-see: the Poqueira Valley (15 min away): the ancient Moorish ‘white pueblos' Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira cling to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada – home to herds of wild mountain goats and wild boar. Here, time stands still and life goes on as of old; old men on donkeys or goatherds pass by and give you a friendly ‘hola’.

In the perfect, picture-postcard-pretty tiny village of Pampaneira (15 min away by car), prepare to be seduced by its abundance of craft shops with local products, enticing both to look at and eat or drink, as well as many bars and restaurants with tasty local fare. Come with plenty of pocket money! And do visit the chocolate factory (yes, you can sample the product)... Buy (and read!) 'Driving over Lemons', the humorous and informative international best seller by the local writer Chris Stewart, which will bring closer to you the region and its inhabitants.

The area is a paradise for nature lovers, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, artists - or just anyone who wants to 'get away from it all' or else simply have fun!

Granada airport (Hispania Airlines), 1 hr. Malaga airport 1 hr 45min; both also reachable by bus. Thus, although car hire is recommended, it is not indispensable.

Other activities available in Orgiva: yoga, massage, healing treatments, painting classes, dance classes. Recreation Centre in Orgiva: tennis, football, badminton, aerobics, a municipal swimming pool.

Golf: The nearest golf course is the 9-hole Los Mariscos on the Playa Granada beach near Salobrena, where there is also a bar and a restaurant (30 km away).

Skiing: There are few places in the world where you can ski in the morning then head to the coast for a swim in the afternoon, but the resort of Sierra Nevada at the altitude of 2 100m is one. There you can ski till the end of April - and head back to Orgiva to swim in the pool, surrounded by orange trees bearing both fruit and fragrant blossom.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit when boooking. The balance is payable 1 month before the holiday.
The price is all-inclusive (includes the cost of cleaning, providing bedclothes and towels), no extra charges or fees.
In the high season, Saturday change over only.
Discounts negotiable on longer winter lets.
30 November - 31 March: £25 per week heating supplement applies.

25% deposit payable at the time of booking. The price includes cleaning, bedclothes and towels. There are no additional charges or fees.
In the high season, Saturday change over only. Discounts negotiable on longer winter lets.
LOW SEASON: £25 per week heating supplement applies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 25-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 128 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wash-hand basin. Towels provided.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wash-hand basin. Towels provided.
  • Each cottage has its own bathroom, each with a shower cabin, wash hand basin and lavatory. The Los Limones bathroom is en-suite from one of the bedrooms. There is a hair-dryer.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, With a built-in wardrobe
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, En-suite bathroom. A built-in wardrobe.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Sole use of Bathroom One. A built-in wardrobe.
  • These are 2 adjacent cottages: Casita Dori and Los Limones (both always rented as one property, so you will never be sharing with any others). Casita Dori has one double bedroom, with one double bed. In the living room there is also a double sofa bed. Los Limones has two double bedrooms, each with a single double bed. Each bedroom has a fan and a heater. The two cottages are adjacent (built as one building). The distance between the bedrooms is a few metres.


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • The house is built in the traditional style, with some stone walls a metre thick, and at the back set into the hill. This provides excellent insulation, making it cosy in the winter and cool in the summer. Even so, fans and heaters are provided.

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