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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
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 6, 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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Órgiva in Valle de Lecrín

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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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.


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Huge air-cond. secluded luxury villa, 350m to town, pool, WiFi, ping-pong
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 24 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: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

What everyone else says is absolutely true - lovely villa in a great location near a nice town with excellent restaurants.

The villa is on a quiet lane about 8 minutes walk from the church (thus the middle of town); it's tarmac to the gate of the secure parking area. Lovely pool area, great terrace(s) and bags of fun listening to the fruit drop off the trees into the undergrowth. Best pool lounger cushions ever - much trouble staying awake! The villa's great inside not that we spent all that much time there one way or another. The master bedroom was cool at night through using air conditioning in the evening then opening the windows when we went to bed. Wifi's reliable and quicker than the service we get in rural Norfolk :-)

Orgiva's got enough to keep you amused. And, as my wife said, it's the only town we've been to that smells of oranges - go through the Plaza de la Alpujarra after a breezy afternoon and you'll get it. Sundry bars although the Meson El Viejo Molino gets a special mention for the warmth of the welcome, the free tapas and the outside seating area without immediate passing traffic. Similarly, the Pizzeria Almazar is worth a visit for generous portions and nice thin pizzas.

Carmen (the on-site manager) was lovely, explained everything well and then left us to it making sure we understood she was a phone call away if needed. She wasn't required but it was nice to know she was available. Similarly, Anda took care of us well prior to arrival making sure we had the right information for a smooth arrival after a simple booking process.

We're only prevented from returning in September as it's booked when we'd like to go. I'm told I'm going to be more efficient next year..........

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cappelania Is Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit . First time was in May 2005 with my two boys then aged 5 and 11. That time was apparently a heat wave! It was incredibly hot. We went twice to the Alhambra . Those were the days when you could simply arrive and get a ticket! We had a wonderful week . The villa was huge! As other reviews have said the photographs simply cannot capture the grandeur, the romance and the sheer choice this villa has to offer! So many things to discover! The different terraces are wonderful for making the most of the incredibly peaceful setting with the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains, yet the town of Orgiva is just 5minutes easy downhill walking.

The second time my visit was with my boyfriend . The villa was reasonable enough to have the indulgence of just being two of us. It was October, I worried that it might not be good weather , but it was warm and sunny. We ate out more than when I'd been with my children. The villa was perfect for self catering and beautiful evenings b the pool.

My third visit with boyfriend and two of his friends a few years later, this time in April due to work commitments. Again I worried about the weather. On day of arrival we finally managed to visit Pepe Oro! Wow! What a fabulous welcome and incredible meal by the sea! The weather improved. The weather was beautiful and my friends faces on seeing the villa was wonderful! The library was very popular! The bath too was remarked upon! We had barbecues, which were delicious. In fact all food seemed to taste better. I think it must be the sweet fresh mountain air! The white Rioja was delicious. The Baraka restaurant , amazing falafel. This visit we went to visit the white villages which were stunning. I would say it has taken me three visits to really get the best from Cappelania. The only trouble is I am so sad to leave! I hope this review adds to the others to help you decide to go. It's wonderful! A real relaxing break from reality!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Georgina! Maybe next time come back in September? The garden is so different each month - you can always discover flowers and fruit that you have not seen before! At the end of the month, there is the Orgiva fiesta, with the local delicacy 'migas' and paella prepared in huge quantities in the square and given free to all visitors with a glass of beer. And of course you must have a meal at the wonderful Limonero, fantastic cuisine, best in Orgiva!
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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: 05-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 24-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Anda Macbride
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

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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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
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 a little 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 visit the chocolate factory! 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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Órgiva, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.