Charming Villa and Apartment near Puntalón village, Motril (Costa Tropical) - South from Granada - Tranquil country location, just 2kms from the beach & 3kms busy Motril, tapas bars,shops & boutiques
A hidden or secret location, situated just outside the small village of Puntalón, 3km east from Motril on the Costa Tropical de Granada. This area around Motril has probably the best climate in mainland Europe, protected from the harsh Northern Winters by the mighty Sierra Nevadas behind. Close to the Mediterranean coast and many traditional seaside resorts down at sea level. The surrounding agricultural land is filled with 'Invernaderos' containing; cherry tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers. Hillsides and valleys covered with fruit trees, many sub-tropical.
Cortijo Nuevo this traditional country house set in lush sub-tropical gardens; was lovingly converted into three private homes many years ago and has been successfully rented for short-term holiday lets since 1990.
The original Cortijo used by the resident British owner (Patrick), CASA PEQUEÑA, a charming, traditional 1 bedroom cottage and EL APARTAMENTO, the more modern, light and airy home. The latter two are both available for short term self-catering holidays, (3-99 days). Many guests return time and again from all over the World, finding the accommodation different from many soul-less holiday apartments: The small botanical gardens make it stand apart from nearby holiday homes, being wonderfully relaxing and private. Just half an acre, but with interesting design and lush planting, it appears larger with many different themes, areas and patios - easy to find a private corner to read and relax in sun or shade. Lovely Mediterranean, garden and mountain views.
An ideal holiday touring base. Country location, yet not isolated. Many travellers have stayed here on bargain property searches - good access for Southern Andalucia and Las Alpujarras, Lecrin Valley and Granada City. Perhaps visit Gibraltar, Málaga, Almeria or spend a few days in North Africa; regular ferries depart from nearby Motril port to Morocco and Melilla - watch their movements from your private roof terraces! CAR ESSENTIAL
Details for holiday cottage CASA PEQUEÑA (sleeps 1-3), Two private terraces, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom
Ideal for a couple, in addition living room sofa-bed can sleep 1 adult or 2 teenagers. The traditional double bedroom has 2 shuttered windows, antique double bed, bedside tables, large wardrobe and chest of drawers, i-pod dock, Arch to a tiled en-suite shower room with wc and basin.
Kitchen with electric oven, gas hob with extractor hood, large fridge/freezer, double sink, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, coffee machine, iron & board, Painted cupboard & Moroccan table for 4.
Spiral stairs up to the cosy living room with double sofa-bed. Multi-language satellite, UK Internet tv, DVD, wood stove, french window with balcony overlooking garden and mountains.
Private roof terrace with lovely 360º views. Iron mosaic table and chairs a perfect place to enjoy a bottle of Rioja and stargaze.
Cottage, terraces, pool Wi-Fi zone 24/7
Please Note:- the bedroom is accessed only from the ground floor terrace, not connected internally to the living room by corridor
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
My name is Patrick, a British passport holder now full-time resident on the Costa Tropical (Spain) since 2001.
UK past, lawyer & businessman, now semi-retired and days spent relaxing in the sun exploring this wonderful area, pottering in the lush gardens and maintaining the rental homes for guests.
Live alone quietly, my three rescue dogs (Hector, Boris & Dino) are great companions, you can spend as much or as little time with them as you like. We all respect guests privacy, the gardens are well designed with space and privacy for all.
Looking foward to welcoming you later in the year - any questions or price quote, please do not hesitate to ask.
4.6 based on 8 holidaymaker reviews
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Casa Pequeña, Motril. Our host Patrick was charming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and his 3 dogs, Boris, Dino and Hector an absolute joy. What a wonderful oasis he has created, its private away from the noise of everday life and the gardens incredible. Great place to chill out around the pool and enjoy BBQ in the evening. Our stay there wasn't long enough we shall definitely return.
We are an Australian retired couple and stayed here for 5 nights. This place is an oasis, the gardens are just lovely. Lush, cool and shady with so many places to sit and relax. Lovely pool to cool off in. Bar fridge also at the pool, for your use. We stayed in the Appartment, clean, roomy with everything you could need. Wifi, TV, DVD's, books, it lacks nothing. Comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchen, clean modern bathroom. There are two roof terraces, which fantastic for sitting and relaxing. Patrick is a very relaxed friendly guy, who is always happy to help. His three dogs are completely harmless and fun to have around. There is off street parking. It is not your normal common garden variety accomodation, this really is something different and very special, really worth a visit. We would love to return. Thanks, Patrick.
September in Casa Paquena
We had a lovely time at Case Paquena, the apartment was well equiped and it was great to receive a welcome pack on arrival. Patrick was both friendly and really helpful, he was full of local knowledge about where to go and what to see. We went on a day trip to Granada which is only an hour away and would highly recommend. The best part of the stay was the beautiful tropical gardens and swimming pool which really do feel like an oasis of calm after a busy day sightseeing. Thanks very much Patrick for a wonderful stay.
A weekend stay
My husband and myself stayed at Casa Pequena for 3 days and it is the most amazing place to stay, if you like a tranquil atmosphere with just the sound of the wildlife in the beautiful gardens,where you can relax and listen to the sounds of nature,then when it gets too hot you can always have a dip in the pool which also has a poolside bbq and fridge (to keep your wine or beer chilled)oh you must also love dogs as Patrick (the owner) has 3 beautiful friendly dogs,the rooms are clean and well maintained with a lovely welcome pack waiting on your arrival .
Authentic Spanish Garden Retreat
Casa Pequena is hidden amongst the agriculture of the Costa del Tropical and offers a secluded getaway destination perfect for couples.
The villa is surrounded by a wonderful array of tropical plants - clearly a dedication and love of Patricks. The villa itself isn't overly lavish but offers good basic facilities in order to relax and enjoy the gardens, the area and the time away from normal every day life.
The kitchen is equipped well for self catering and Patrick offers a small selection of groceries which are offered on an honesty basis (please replace before you depart), the sitting room is linked upstairs from the kitchen and provides a wonder view in to the garden and outward to the mountains beyond the property boundaries.
Further up still is the terrace on top of the villa, this welcomes you to a private area perfect for lounging, a quiet drink or sunbathing.
The bedroom is well appointed with traditional Spanish furniture (you may find the bed on the small side - remember this isn't the UK, this is traditional, genuine, Spain) however, beds are for curling up in - so relax and enjoy your time.
Patrick is an extremely pleasant and welcoming host, along with Dino, Hector and Boris, his dogs - it was an absolute pleasure to be in your company - although it must be said, discreet and available just when needed - we really did feel left to our own devices.
We wouldn't hesitate in recommending either villa based on location and would say choose based on requirements and information provided by Patrick. The local area is wonderful and it was nice to feel like we were in Spain and not in an English resort with warmer weather!
Thank you Patrick!
Lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay. The gardens are just beautiful, lovely flowers and lots of corners to explore and sit in the shade. Swimming pool is such a bonus, great area to sit in the sun, then cool off in the pool. Private roof terrace is certainly a sun trap during the day, and the views are fantastic.
From the Owner
“Fell in love with this area of Andalucía many years ago, it still remains Spanish and unspoilt by the mass tourism found on many of Spain's other costas. The Cortijo is hidden away in a tranquil agricultural area, set in lush green gardens and close to many quiet beaches. A very tranquil oasis, yet just a 5 minute drive from the bustling market town of Motril with all it's tapas bars, restuarants, supermarkets and boutiques. Just a few kms inland, discover the white villages of Las Alpujarras /ideal walking territory) and the mighty Sierra Nevadas, excellent skiing from December to April. The area has it all and the best Winter climate in mainland Europe - snow and frosts never experienced down on the coast - possible to lunch in the gardens on Christmas Day!”
Activity and Interests
Mediterranean coast just 1km as the crow flies, 35 minute walk along dirt track Rambla Puntalón. Motril's 2 huge beaches; Poniente & Granada (excellent seafood)are 2-3kms 10 minutes by car. Resort type beaches at Salobreña with facilities/International restaurants - 5kms. Many other beaches nearby; water sports, coves, diving, nude - the choice is endless on this Tropical coast and often deserted out of peak Summer months of July/August!
Malaga airport is 70 minutes west and Almeria airport is 80 minutes east. Granada Airport - just 50 minutes to the properties.
On touring holiday could use Murcia / Jerez / Gibraltar or even Madrid & Alicante!
Car hire is essential to appreciate the many attractions of the area.
Shops 3km. Motril 5 minutes. Salobreña 15 minutes. Almuñecar 25 minutes. Nerja 40 minutes. Orgiva 30 minutes. Granada 50 minutes. Sierra Nevada skiing 75 minutes. Sevilla 3 & half hours.
Cortijo Nuevo is the ideal holiday destination for people seeking a tranquil holiday away from the package deal and providing an ideal base for excursions to the many attractions of the region. The best of all worlds - discover the white villages of the Alpujarras, Granada city and Alhambra, a dramatic coastline with many small resorts and unspoilt beaches. Nearby village Puntalón has a church, two simple cafe/bars and a traditional restaurant. For grocery shopping use Motril, a thriving market town with many supermarkets, excellent shops, many good restaurants, tapas bars and some nightlife - the area and prices remain Spanish.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
30% Deposit secures any reservation, balance 6 weeks (42 days) before travel. *Sterling cheque or Sterling/euro bank transfers (BACS) - contact for further details.
*Credit Cards accepted via PAYPAL in £ or €uro (add 4% processing fee)
Cash €uros accepted on arrival by prior arrangement on Very late bookings only
Totally flexible, to accommodate discounted flights and short breaks. Bookings any duration from 3 - 99 days, not just multiples of 1 week. Any day start possible.
Do ask for price quote for any number of days/weeks you require - some Discounts available
Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for El Apartamento or Casa Pequeña per property, weekly in £ Sterling.
Occasional 'Earlybird', 'Longstay' and 'Last Minute Discounts' may be available - ask for details - contact now for 'best price'.
Payments by all credit/debit cards accepted via PAYPAL (+ 4% fee)
Special rates for 3 month Winter lets; November/March - please ask.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Perfect for holidays any time of the year. Furnished for full-time occupancy, not spartan holiday lets - all 'mod cons', including multi-language satellite television, British internet tv (BBC/ITV/Channel 4 etc.,)Free Wi-Fi zone (whole property & gardens, 3 networks!) comfortable furnishings make the homes stand apart from other homes in the area. Plus the exotic, lush gardens many guests describe as an oasis or haven - you will not be disappointed! Ask for my website address for more information and numerous reviews or visit my Facebook page "costaoasis"”
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
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- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
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Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- naturist beach
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 60 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
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- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
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- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: All windows have wooden shutters. Both homes are furnished for full-time living, equipped with all kitchen essentials, quality furnishings, original pictures, books/DVDS, lamps etc. Electric/gas heaters for winter use and cooling fans for summer. Cleaning is done for your arrival, beds made, simple complementary food/wine pack in the fridge. Linen and towels are provided, duvets in low season. Bring your own beach/pool towels. Use of folding beach chairs, cool box and umbrella available for picnics. Socialised Pet dogs allowed - please enquire - the owner has three friendly dogs (Hector, Boris & Dino). Small extra charge from £5 per day Optional "Extra" - Luxury welcome food/wine pack for late arrivals/weekends = £50 - please ask for details Outside: Well established botanical gardens shared between the three properties. In addition, both Casa Pequeña and El Apartamento have their own private dining terraces & BBQs, and private roof top terraces - privacy enjoyed by all. The exotic, lush gardens contain many Mediterranean favourites; oleander, bougainvilleas, hibiscus, daturas, lavenders, palms, various fruit trees and many other flowering shrubs and perennials (keen gardens welcome!) Many terraces and patios with areas for 'al-fresco' dining in both sun and shade. Relax by the restful fountains. The gardens are illuminated at night and enjoyed into the early hours, stars always seem to be visible. Secure off-lane parking area. Swimming pool terrace with lovely outdoor kitchen overlooking the mature gardens. Ample garden furniture and loungers. In season pick citrus fruits and avocados - useful herb patch by the BBQs