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Huge air-cond. secluded luxury villa, 350m to town, pool, WiFi, ping-pong

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,175 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6/7, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, floor area = 295 m square

Capellania is an outstanding, huge, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, luxury villa - entirely private; not overlooked; with a filtered, 9m x 5m private pool for exclusive use of guests, 42 '' English and German satellite TV, Internet, air conditioning, central heating, private parking. With its spectacular mountain views at the very edge of town - just 350m to the centre, on level, tarmacked road - hidden behind its 3 000 m2 landscaped, walled-in garden with exotic fruit trees and flower-canopied pergolas, table tennis, BBQ, sun beds and rockers, Capellania is also a home to tortoises and gold fish. Entirely modern and tastefully furnished, the villa has the ambiance of a Moorish-inspired romantic folly, with its circular well-stocked library, sweeping marble staircase, stained-glass windows and a domed bathroom with a large oval marble bath. A spacious dining room flows through a colonnaded circular hallway into a huge living room, with cosy seating space round the wood-burning cast iron stove, and sofas for TV viewing.

This is a self-catering villa. We provide a thorough cleaning before and after your stay (included in the price) and toilet paper and hand wash liquid on arrival. All bed linen, bath towels and beach towels are included. On our own website (please, contact owner for link), you can find information about supermarkets opening hours, with directions, should you be arriving late. There are many supermarkets in Orgiva, and a grocery is open on Sundays till approx. 10 pm. If you want a hamper on arrival with some basic foodstuffs, our house-keeper can arrange that, for a small charge (6 euro plus the invoiced cost of food, which you would need to specify in advance).

Activities: walking, riding, yoga courses, massage (Thai, shiatsu, etc), many alternative therapies, painting classes. In Orgiva there is a recreation centre where you can play tennis, squash, football, badmington or take a dance or aerobics class. Information on the villa and the town of Orgiva will be provided on arrival.

To all visitors who have made a booking we provide further information about the villa and the area, and detailed information on how to get there, including seeking out the cheapest flights and car hire.

More Details

Property Manager
Anda Macbride
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a marvellous time in Orgiva staying at Capellania.

It is such a beautiful, stylish and fun place to stay. Our

love and thanks Angela and family.

The accommodation was spacious, exceptionally clean and we were spoilt for choice for places to relax in and view the surrounding area. All the terraces are perfect - and we loved the bath. Over all I think it is probably the best villa accommodation that I have ever stayed in. We had a fantastic time in Orgiva and all fell in love with your house. If you know of any similar properties for sale please let me know as we all quite like the idea of retiring to the area. I am sure we will be contacting you again to reserve your property.

Carol O'Callaghan
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Órgiva in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3175 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are two bathrooms. On the ground floor, there is a huge, domed bathroom, with a large, spectacular marble bath, and a separate shower. There is a separate lavatory on the ground floor. The ground floor twin bedroom has its own wash-hand basin, in a tastefully tiled area. On the first floor, another bathroom has a bath with a shower fixture, wash hand basin and a lavatory. Those wheelchair bound could use the ground floor, but please note that it is note possible to enter the lavatory in a wheelchair. There is a hair-dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Wash basin
  • There are two double bedrooms, each with Queen size double bed, and a third bedroom with two single beds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned. They also have windows fitted with mosquito nets, so that most of the time you don't need to use the air-conditioning at night if you want a refreshing breeze. The master bedroom is huge, with generous amount of storage space provided by a massive built-in wardrobe. Additionally to the double bed, it has two extra single sofa beds, perhaps for a child. All the wrought-iron beds were hand-made by a local blacksmith. A cot is available on request. Two of the bedrooms (one with a large double bed and one with the two single beds) are on the ground floor, and accessible by those who find walking difficult. The downstairs bedroom with two single beds also has its own wash-hand basin.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Ample secure parking. Outside, there is a barbecue, 3 separate dining areas, one - by the pool - shaded by a large awning, the others by large parasols. There are 6 loungers and a double rocking chair. The pool has underwater lighting, to add romance to those midnight dips. The house is surrounded by a large landscaped garden, with stone steps leading from one level to another, with pergola-shaded passages covered by canopies of flowers and vine. From the road, the house is almost invisible behind its spectacular and colourful range of tropical vegetation such as cypresses, jacaranda, bougainvillea, ancient olives, oranges, lemons, avocados, figs and even ginkgo biloba. A large terracotta-paved terrace shaded by a camellia tree and bordered by walled ponds with gold fish and water lillies is one setting for al fresco dining. A full-size table tennis table and a mini billiards/table football table. Kitchen: 4 gas + 2 electric rings. Wheelchair access possible.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Culross Fife


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending a great week at Capellania. Firstly, here are a few general bullet points about the property you may find helpful:

• It’s even bigger than it looks.

• It takes 4 minutes 20 seconds to get to the first bar in Orgiva on foot.

• Access from town is a tarmacked road.

• It has private secured parking.

• Secluded gardens on all sides.

• Very well equipped, no need to take hair dryers, towels etc.

• No sneaky extras for cleaning and laundering.

• First class communication with the owner and the house manager who make your stay hassle free.

• The pool is deep and has an efficient filter.

• The telly works without needing to be a programmer.

• The beds are comfy as is the furniture.

• The marble and terracotta floors keep the house cool.

• The roof terrace has fantastic views of the mountains.

I have to say the word ‘impressive’ is hardly an adequate adjective to describe this amazing property. From the striking works of art on the walls to the well-stocked and categorised library the house is full of pleasant surprises that revealed themselves as our week went by. So nothing better than to spend the heat of the day around the pool and then up to the roof terrace to watch the sunset turn the mountain into a vivid orange and then a glowing red vista which never fails to make you feel lucky to be there.

We love Orgiva and return regularly. Having stayed twice at another of Anda’s properties, Casa Rosada, I knew that Capellania would not disappoint. Apart from the high standard of her properties I also think this one especially represents good value. We stayed in a villa about 200 m behind this one a few years ago which had the same tariff and was fine but it came nowhere near on size, quality or facilities.

I think other reviewers have covered other aspects of the house and town so I won’t repeat these points but will just say that staying in Capellania made us feel like a Caliph and Calipha.

Duncan Wood

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Moorish Style Villa

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored Villa Capellania.

We loved its generosity of space and Moorish style architecture, someone put loads of thought and care into this building. There is even a library in the tower. The location is perfect, just a few minutes walk into the small town of Orgiva with a selection of Tapas bars, shops, restaurants and weekly market. The villa is very private, not at all overlooked and surrounded by lush, well maintained gardens, abundant with fruit and flowers, and several terraces, so you can always choose a sunny or shady spot. I loved sitting on the upstairs roof terrace with my early morning tea, with a fabulous view of the mountains. There are some beautiful mountain villages a short drive away. We also loved the pool, and its colour changing lights after dark. All in all a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. I hope we shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous private villa

  • 5 of 5

The two of us spent 2 weeks in Capellania in late Sept/early Oct 2016.

The first point to make, is that no matter how good the villa seems from the photos on the website, it does not do it justice. This is a wonderful property, with spiral staircases, moorish style archways, cool rooms and corridors and sunken baths on the inside and large terraces, lawns and courtyards on the outside.

The views across Orgiva to the mountains is wonderful and to sit on the roof terrace in the evening, with a gin & tonic as the sun goes down behind the villa, is what holidays are made of!

Orgiva is 5 mins walk away with 2 good tapas bars, virtually, at the bottom of the road. There's several good restaurants in the town although 50% of the time we eat at the villa using the BBQ and dining beside the pool.

Carmen, who manages the property for Anda the owner, was really pleasant and helpful.

We had a great holiday here and can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this beautiful villa. We are a family of four with 2 sons (11 & 17) and the property was perfect for our needs.

The previous reviewers have covered the description of this amazing villa but I must also add how friendly and helpful Anda & Carmen were.

Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb holiday at Cappellania from beginning to end. Carmen, the housekeeper, was the epitome of spanish hospitality showing us round the house and explaining everything in perfect English. The house itself is amazing. The architectural design creates a sense of space which is very conducive to relaxation. The muliplicity of rooms means everyone can have their own space if they so choose and having a variety of dining areas - (dining room, by the pool, in the garden, on the roof) means you always have a choice of sun or shade. The well stocked library was an added bonus for us. The house has the added benefit of being quiet and apart yet only 350m from the edge of the bustling town of Orgiva with its banks, shops and good quality eateries. Within the house itself there is plenty information about local amenities and guidebooks for sightseeing. We loved visiting the hilltop villages and hada great day out in Granada (one hour away). Anda (the owner) was a delight to deal with and very helpful in a variety of ways. A house to be recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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More than a touch of authenticity!

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for breath-taking views, tranquillity and a flavour of the authentic Spain (ie not the over-Anglicised coastal areas) and found these during our stay in the Alpujarras. Capellania is a spacious, interesting and comfortable house, only a 5 minute walk away from the centre of Orgiva which has ample bars, supermarkets and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes. Capellania’s Moorish design, inside and out, provided the ideal environment for a hot August in Andalucia – ample cool places and a really good-sized pool, though more natural shading outside would have been appreciated. The house’s furnishings, well-stocked library, deep Moorish bath and lovely gardens (packed with lemon, orange, fig, avocado and walnut trees, vines and stunningly beautiful flowers), added greatly to our enjoyment and although we visited Granada, Lanjaron and the Poquiera Valley (all excellent), we were very happy to stay put and take in the house’s beautiful scenery and unique environment. We found lots of fascinating walks (get up early if you visit in August), friendly people and excellent bars/restaurants where tapas really do come ‘free’ with the drink. We recommend El Molino and Almazarra in Orgiva. The town of Orgiva has an eclectic mix of people, and the whole area is popular with New Age people. Certainly, ethnic clothing abounds and the town’s slightly messy (mostly dogs) and littered streets may not be to everyone’s taste. But, look beyond this, and read Chris Stewart's book, 'Driving over lemons', and you’ll find a fascinating area. Carmen and Raul, who care for Capellania for the owner, are absolutely great! They could not have made us feel more welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

If wanted, additionally wood for the wood burner can be bought cheaply locally.
A deposit of 25% is required with booking; the balance (plus a returnable deposit for breakages/damages of £100) to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If booking is less than 1 month before arrival, the full amount is payable at the time of booking.

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.

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