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Unusual Cave House With Private Pool And View

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cave House in Cortes de Baza, Granada, Andalucia - Edge of quiet Village

Unusual cave house in private setting, at the edge of the quiet picturesque rural village of Cortes de Baza, with its wide, orange tree-lined streets situated north east of Granada. It is not unusual to see tractors parked outside peoples houses while the farmers have their lunch. The local farmers are olive and almond growers and goat herders. The cave is deliciously cool in summer, cosy in winter. Well appointed with modern appliances and the luxury of an exclusive private swimming pool (Apr to Oct only) and terrace. Impressive view of Jabalcon mountain and rolling hills. Good location for day trips, walking or lazing by the pool. Take advantage of the cheap midweek Ryanair flights. Please note: Penultimate weekend of August is fiesta season in the village.

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2018

About The Owner

Ordinary holidaymakers who got the villa/house bug from renting of others. Young family on buying but kids grown up now. Only the one property, so not professionals. Just want to share what we enjoy with others and pay for the upkeep of the pool.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Granada

Although very rural and quiet we are on the edge of a village with all facilities. The surrounding area has plenty off beautiful countryside and bigger towns, for shopping. Most nearby villages have markets once a week.

This is a very rural community and you will definitely get to live as the Spanish live. In fact we recommend it for maximum appreciation of the area.

We fell in love with caves. They are all very individual. Although it does seem to be a love/hate thing as, far as peoples views are concerned over cave living, it will always be an experience

What makes this house unique

Your own private pool is a definite plus. Although not all year round we can say it is good for June to Sept and May and Oct are for hardier pool users.

The cave is cool in Summer and cosy in winter, a constant 19 deg. A wood burner makes it even cosier off season.

Relax and take in the view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic time we had in the cave house, it really is a lovely hideaway. The weather was unbelievable - up in the 40s which I don't think I've ever seen on a thermometer. We loved the area, delightful village & some wonderful scenery around. The cave house was very comfortable and well equipped too. We've both been raving about the house & area - most people we know seem to want to go on these all inclusive hols & then wonder why they've not enjoyed themselves! - Julie 2013

'Our stay in the cave was a lovely experience and the pool was lovely, it was nice to be able to get to sleep on a night because the cave was so cool' - Nina

'Thanks for a great holiday, best holiday ever. We will put the word around, cant wait for next time' - Mario &

'Natalia brilliant, thanks again' - Maxine, Chris, Kieran & William.

'We had a fantastic time in your cave in Cortes de Baza. The swimming pool was lovely and the cave really comfortable and cool' - John & Fiona
Sep 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Granada in Andalusia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Spacious bathroom with shower, lavatory, bidet, wash basin, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Well lit mirror. Wonderful view of the Jabalcon mountain through the window.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One: Double bed. Bedside drawers with lamps, wardrobe, tall chest of drawers, mirror. Bedroom Two: Twin beds with generously sized single beds. Bedside drawers with lamps, tall chest of drawers, mirror. Window onto pool.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Cave house is deliciously cool in summer and requires no additional air conditioning. Both bedrooms have tall chests of drawers and bedside cabinets with drawers. There is a wardrobe in the double bedroom. The sitting room has a sofa bed which can sleep 2 people. Electricity and water in price. Replacement gas is by bottle obtained in village at approx 18 Euro. The pool is approx 1-1.5 metres deep please be sure children can cope. Outside: Large private pool (9m x 5m April to October only as not heated) in terrace garden. Garden furniture, pergola, barbecue. Flower beds and pots, young trees. Utility Room: There is a locked storage room next to the pool with additional furniture for use inside the house or out in the garden. There are also parasols and a small barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning,towels and linen included prior to arrival. Electricity and water included. Gas bottles for hot water and oven not included can be changed at local garage approx 12 Euro. Other: No satellite TV. The jury is still out on the TV or no TV argument. We do however have a DVD player for the watching of the odd film.


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Unusual Cave House With Private Pool And View
average rating of 4.5625 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Even though we visited in December when it was freezing, the cave was warm and snug. The milk, bottled water and homemadd cake was a lovely touch. Will definatley be returning! Hopefully in Summer so we can use the pool. Cortes de Baza is a lovely friendly village with good bars and HUGE tapas, no need to eat evening meals! Brilliant in every way and still missing it

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, location is excellent for exploring this beautiful part of Spain. The village is friendly and a good base to explore

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay with excellent weather for September

  • 4 of 5

Good outdoor space with variety of seating areas. Had all facilities we needed in the house. Very good wi fi in main living areas. Directions to house from very helpful owners were invaluable. Car essential. Places to visit for walking and towns for days out not too far away. Cave was cool without additional A/C when outdoor temperatures in 30's. Pool was useful for cooling down. Flies outdoors were a bit annoying on some days but outdoor gazebo with dining table and insect net offered some respite and was perfect for outdoor dining. My only suggestion for owners would be to consider changing double bed as frame creaked loudly every time one of us turned over. We didn't try the two single beds so can't comment on those. It is pitch black at night and if your sleep is disturbed by light then this is the place for you, take a torch. Overall we had a relaxing time and quickly adjusted to the quirks of cave living.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know about the bed. The bed thing is very personal but unless people tip us off mattresses can deteriorate in a few months and, if we haven't been in a while, we won't know.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cool cave house even in the middle of July.

The house is well equipped and has everything required for a very enjoyable stay. In fact we have already booked to return next July.

The private pool is a delight and the covered gazebo area is a welcome retreat from the sun.

Its only a short stroll to the very friendly village of Cortez de Baza. Its only a small place but had everything we needed, banks, a fishmongers, bakery and a couple of small supermarkets also some very nice tapas bars.

We have a few properties in Nerja and have travelled around Andalucia a fair bit but as the title says, we have already rebooked for this lovely cave house.

Cant wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Love it, love it love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first inland Spain experience and I can honestly say that it has opened my eyes to a completely new way of holidaying.

The cave house is fantastically cool if you want to escape the midday sun or if you prefer to bake in the sun as I do then the lovely pool area offers space, scenery and a whole lot of quiet (until the kids descended).

We had originally booked for just myself and my husband for a 2 week get away however the place really lends itself to kids and so invited our friend with her 2 out to join us, they had an amazing time. The great thing about Cueva Rambla is that the price you pay is for the duration of your stay in the property, not per person per night like some places which for me is a big plus. The cave sleeps 6 comfortably and has everything you could need. If I could sum it up in a few words I'd say it's cool, cosy and very comfortable.

The village of Cortes has everything you need, bars, restaurants, bakery, petrol station, 2 supermarkets and a whole load of fantastically friendly locals. It's small and sleepy but I just love it here.

As well as its absolulty fantastic charm it is also perfectly located to enable you to explore the region. We have visited Lake Negratin (which is stunning), Caniles for its weekly market, Guadix for its cathedral, Castle and cave houses and made a return trip to Granada (a place we love) however Baza is the nearest big town and again it offers everything you need. It is also a very pretty town which we hope to return to as soon as we can.

The owners of the cave, Barry and Helen provided us with so much helpful information upon booking, directions, things to do and plenty of helpful information about the cave itself. They are also always on hand by e-mail or phone if you need anything further. If you need any assistance whilst at the cave Mario is also on hand to help (not that we needed any) but it's nice to know someone is local if you have any problems.

All in all I say with complete honesty that I have thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and our experience of cave living and will certainly be doing it again.

Whilst it has been fantastic there is one niggle, the flies, there are a lot of them where ever you go but we got some replant from a store in Baza which worked a treat, there is also a good stash of fly spray in the cave.

If you want something unique, different and traditional then give this place a go, I love it and so will you.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, quirky, cosy cave house!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Cueva Rambla, it was an amazing experience. We were extremely comfortable and, even though we visited over new year, we still had warm enough days to enjoy the sunshine on the southfacing terrace and make use of the barbecue most afternoons. The views across to the snow covered mountains were amazing! The cave house is furnished with everything we needed. Locally the supermarket, various tapas bars, bakery etc provided the rest of our requirements without us needing to drive every day. Victors Bar was very hospitable....nice wines and tapas there to be recommended! Mario, our in-the-village-contact, was very pleasant and helpful too.

Thank you Barry and Helen for all your useful directions and tips, very straightforward and uncomplicated. (no teenager needed...)

We would definitely suggest that cave dwelling is a" must" to try- we certainly hope to go back to try it again. Best wishes from Sue and Steve (and Elsa and Bruno our bernese mountain dogs who loved it too.)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Cortes de Baza
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Cortes de Baza
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lake Negratin
Car: necessary


The coast of Almeria is approximately 1.5 hour drive away.


Car hire is essential.

Granada Airport - 1 hour

Almeria airport - 1.5 hours

Malaga airport - 2 hours

Alicante airport - 2.5 hours

Murcia airport - 2.5 hours


Cortes de Baza has 2 small supermarkets, a bakery van, 5 or 6 bars and restaurants and a new village pool. It is situated in an area surrounded by diverse natural beauty and wildlife; offering peace and tranquillity. Within a few miles there are green valleys, white deserts, limestone gorges, Moorish castles, green and blue lakes, natural spring fed swimming pools and pine forests. There is excellent hiking and rock climbing, in the Sierra Castril Valley and the Sierra de Baza (both about a ½ ho

Further Details:

Cortes de Baza: The cave is situated on the edge of the village, with very easy walking distance to all amenities: large village pool, choice bars and places to eat etc., choice of supermarkets and other shops, petrol station. Saturday market selling clothes, crockery, watches, jewellery etc. Historic church.

Galera: 10 miles, swimming pool, La Zalona restaurant and others.

Orce: 20 miles. Castle, museum and archaeological site, shops, restaurants, wonderful natural spring swimming pool (with fish in the pool!) with bar & restaurant.

Huescar: (Market town) 4 miles, shops, restaurants. Swimming pool (with fish in the pool).

Baza: 10 miles-Large town, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, discos, antiques.

Granada: 95 miles, Historic city, Alhambra Palace, cathedrals, etc.

Zujar The thermal baths at Zujar are renowned for their healing qualities. The water is directly from Lake Negratin and is a constant 38 degrees. At the restaurant you can enjoy a meal and stunning views of the lake and mountains.

Guadix is well known for its troglodyte area. This is an area full of cave houses dating back many centuries, strange and quite unique houses built into the rock face. The houses are made from caves with superficial concrete frontages being built on. The whole hillside is dotted with them, some of them palacial inside.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Granada, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 9
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable. Balance 55 days prior to arrival plus £100 breakage deposit. Breakage deposit returned within 14 days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.
Arrival after 3pm
Departure before 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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