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Cozy and quiet holidaycottage with private pool and breathtaking views

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage Near Orgiva, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia - 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!

stefan told
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About stefan told

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!

stefan told purchased this cottage in 2000

Why stefan told chose Sierra Nevada Area

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:" 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 makes this cottage unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘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.
May 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Órgiva in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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. Outside: 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Spanish heaven

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay - everything was perfect. Easy to find and drive to. Lovely food in Orgiva. Met up with friends. Even two days of rain didn't matter - the wood burner kept us warm. Swam in the pool when the sun came back.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Particularly enjoyed relaxing on the terrace soaking up views and enjoying the birds song and flowers.

Also enjoyed walks in the valley and beside the river. There are so many wild flowers at the beginning of April.

Our hosts Stefan and Naiomi are most helpful and charming.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weather would make this a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately it was really windy, and chilly but otherwise this was a great little cottage/flat with a view of the "snow" on the hills and the agricultural plots of beans olives and oranges below. The flat was well equipped with dishes and everything needed. Stephan's directions to get here were good.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing stay and warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at La Rueda and were warmly welcomed by Stefan and Naomi. The garden and pool area were a great place to relax and the studio provided all we needed

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place with loads to do in the area

  • 5 of 5

Naomi and Stefan gave us a wonderful holiday in their pretty, rustic cottage.

We had everything we needed during our week there - a comfortable bed, good shower, kitchen, lovely gardens with bbq area overlooking the olive groves and mountains, swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a busy day out.

We went on some amazing walks, a village musical evening, a visit to Granada, Orgiva's Thursday market, (all recommended by Naomi and Stefan).

I can highly recommend Naomi and Stefan's place to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable base to stay while exploring Andalusia. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquility at it's best

  • 5 of 5

Short stay, end of March -April. We cannot recommend La Rueda enough. A great little hide-away for those who want to get away from the conventional holiday rental. The property is rustic with the most beautiful tiered garden with a winding path leading to the pool area and BBQ on a lower level. I have never seen so many flowers in any garden in all my time visiting Spain, and our visit was early April! . The views all around are directly over the valley and this time of year the scent of lemons and oranges is heavenly. Naomi and Stefan were very helpful hosts, giving us local information on the small town of Orgiva and helped us plan our trip to Granada, giving tips on where to park and what to expect. This was invaluable. The collection of literature on local information was good too. Inside the property, the room is comfortable with a two ring gas hob and a few basic cooking essentials. The fridge was an asset as was the lovely shower. There were a few nice touches such as flowers in the bathroom, shutters on the windows and extra blankets and pillows which were thoughtful. There is no TV which was a delight and the internet reception was very good considering the rural location. As we were only on a short stay with the prime purpose of visiting Granada, we didn't get to do some of the best walking in Spain, which is all available to you even a local stroll in the valley is accessible. If you are going to stay here I would advise you plan to do justice to the location and at least walk to the end of the road (I mile) and take in the atmosphere. Remarkable place and yes, I would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Nov 2017 - 5 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
11 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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).

Changeover Day:
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.

During winter we provide firewood, for which we will charge extra on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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