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Two Apartments with Private Pool and Overlooking Lake Iznajar - Buenavista 1 (3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom)



Updated: 09-Jul-2016
Apartments in Rute, Lake Iznajar, Cordoba - Peaceful Rural Location, 5 minutes Drive to the Village of Rute

Our Cortijo is centrally located between Cordoba, Sevilla, Malaga, Granada, Sierra Navada mountains and Antequera. 5 minutes drive from the small town of Rute (approx 647 metres above sea level) and 20 minutes from Iznajar. The property is situated in an unspoiled rural location overlooking the beautiful Lake Iznajar and surrounded by mountains that are carpeted with olive groves and also includes the snow capped Sierra Navada, seen from your apartment. We have two spacious self contained apartments, first floor has 1 bedroom 1 bathroom and ground floor has 3 bedroom 2 bathroom. Open plan lounge, diner and kitchen which are extensively furnished and fitted to provide for your every need. A complimentary essentials welcome pack is provided for you. We have a private 12mt x 6mt swimming pool with large sun terraces and loungers for your use. We have BBQ areas with table and chairs, undercover eating areas. Also, a gymnasium for your use.

Details for holiday apartment Buenavista 1 (3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Spacious lounge/dining area, with satellite TV, DVD Player and music centre, sofa and sofabed, coffee table, dining room table and 4 chairs and remote controlled air conditioning and heating.

Two bedrooms have double beds and the third has 2 single beds, bedside cabinets and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers and one of the bedrooms has remote controlled air conditioning and heating unit. The other 2 bedrooms have central heating. Each apartment has it's own safe.

Bathroom, fully tiled, with shower, wc, marble surfaces, washbasin, mirror and radiator.

Fully fitted kitchen with marble work surfaces, oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker and a good range of cooking utensils. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board is also provided.

All bed linen, bath and pools towels are provided.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you all for a fantastic visit and holiday. Apartments are fantastic with breathtaking views of the lake. We will be back soon. Nicky, Nigel and Alex from Bath

This is my third stay, each visit gets better and better. The Skitmore family go out of their way to make you feel at home. John Hare from London

Paul, Sarah and their family are the perfect hosts, who made us very welcome and nothing was to much trouble. We could have easily stayed another week. Graham and Wendy, Les and Caroline from Norfolk

Great relaxing holiday, fabulous location. The pictures do not do it justice, it's even more spectacular. Our hosts looked after us very well. We hope to be back next year. Karen and family from Kent
Mar 2006
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic place with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We travelled in August 2016 with our family. At one point there were 10 of us! Paul and Sarah were very welcoming. Their home is perfect and has everything you need. The pool area is perfect and very large. Big enough for the 10 of us.

We can definitely recommend you get Paul and Sarah to cook. Paul's BBQ was amazing and Sarah's sticky toffee pudding was the best I've ever eaten!

The view is unbelievable.

The house was well sized. The beds very comfatble. The high street was less than 10 minutes away and had some great places to eat and drink.

Paul and Sarah do live on site, and we did have some reservations before we arrived as we are used to a private villa. But Paul and Sarah are lovely, and it was great to have them around. It was nice to get suggestions of where to go and where to eat, and generally nice to have someone around who knew the area.

We had a great holiday, and a month later I still have holiday blues! We would definitely visit again if we could. Please note, you do not have exclusivity of the place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure welcoming you all and getting to know you, such a lovely family. Glad you enjoyed your stay, even though you are used to a private villa. We do try to give our guests as much privacy as possible. We hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks for the review.
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High standard property with a lovely pool and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Sarah were very welcoming. Upon arrival they had stocked up on a few basic supplies for us water, bread, milk and a bottle of wine which was nice after the traveling. The property is spotless and built to a good finish. The property is also fully secure with an electric gate at front. There is a variety of bbq's to choose from, all over looking the lake with several shaded areas to eat at.

We have three young children and had the pool to ourselves which we all loved. Everything is child proof you can relax at ease. It was a lovely change get to away from the noise of a town and truly relax and enjoy the kids.

Paul and Sarah cooked for us twice, and the food was superb bbq one night followed by paella.

Would definitely recommend, and will be taking the parents next year as there was a two bed above our apartment.

Date stayed 01/08/16

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure having your lovely family staying at Buenavista. Hope to see you next year. Paul and Sarah
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Outstanding holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two fabulous weeks with Paul and Sarah. They made us feel very comfortable and we settled in quickly. The views are spectacular, the pool was perfect and the accommodation was spotless.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are really happy you had a relaxing holiday and you all enjoyed your stay. It was great to meet you all, maybe we will see you again at Buenavista. Many thanks Sarah and Paul
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Ideal location for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our second stay at Buenavista having previously choosing this place as our holiday destination last year, we couldn't wait to return. The location is just beautiful and ideal for relaxing and recharging your batteries. Again, we were greeted with a welcome pack on our arrival. The accommodation was spotless and the hospitality from Sarah and Paul was second to none. There are tapas bars and restaurants a short drive away however we felt no need to leave Buenavista and opted for our hosts to cater for us on a couple of evenings. We were treated to a delicious Spanish barbecue, paella and a variety of tapas. Sarah also cooked up a mouthwatering desert and we would definitely recommend the feasts on offer to future guests. During the week we were also treated to freshly picked grapes and figs. The weather was beautiful during our stay and we spent much of our time in the pool which is a great size and very well maintained. This is a place we will never tire of and I'm sure we will return in the future. Once again, a huge thank you to Sarah, Paul and family for a fantastic week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to welcome you back to Buenavista. It was great that you all enjoyed your stay a second time around. And it was really good to meet more of the family. We really enjoyed your company. Many thanks for all your kind words. Sarah and Paul
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Gorgeous week spent enjoying breath-taking views

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful week spent at the Buenavista villas. They are set in breath-taking surroundings and the accomodation itself is very comfortable. The outside space is really special with a lovely pool and several outdoor dining areas.

Paul and Sarah are brilliant hosts, and we would highly recommend asking them to cook up a Spanish feast for you during your stay.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Buenavista to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning setting, fabulous hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Sarah were extremely accommodating during the booking process and faultless in their hospitality during our stay. We had a truly fabulous time in this beautiful place. The apartments themselves together with the pool, gym, etc were great and the surrounding countryside and towns were perfect for exploring. Our only regret was that we only asked Sarah and Paul to cook for us on our last night as it was by far the best evening we enjoyed all holiday - amazing food in the comfort of the apartment, perfect! Can thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


The Lake beach at Iznajar is about 15 minutes drive away with a beach bar/restaurant, you can swim, sail, canoe or windsurf. During the summer months, pedaloes are also for hire, plus barbecue facilities and fishing.

The Costa del Sol beaches are approx 1 hour drive.


Granada airport is approx 55 minutes drive and Malaga is approx 1 hour's drive. We recommend a hire car from the airport for the duration of your stay. Convenient car parking is provided for both apartments.


Rute, only 5 minutes drive, has a variety of museums, points of interest, parks and a weekly market. Visit Iznajar with it's winding narrow streets, moorish castle and church. We are centrally located between Cordoba (90km), Sevilla, Granada (100km), Sierra Nevada Mountains, Malaga (90km) and Antequera. The beaches of Costa del sol are only just over an hour away.

Further Details:

The typically Spanish white-washed houses of Rute nestle at the foot of the impressive Sierra, surveyed by the watchtower, Torre del Canuto, dating from the Muslim period.

Rute has a full range of banks, shops, supermarkets, health centre, tapas bars, cafes and restaurants.

Within a 30 minutes drive there are many superb restaurants and hotels to eat and drink. In the apartment we provide copies of menus from many of the local restaurants including prices, in the Buenavista information pack.

The production of the fearsome firewater, anis, has taken place here since the 17th century, though today only five distilleries are still in production. There is an anis museum in Rute.

Rute also produces it's own celebrated cured ham and delicious, as well as typically Spanish, sweet treats. For four months towards the end of the year, skilled chocolatiers at Galleros, they work tirelessly to produce the Belen chocolate. The chocolate nativity is exceptional for it's size, totalling 52 sq mts (1400 kg) of white and dark chocolate. Each year visitors are stunned by new additions to the scene and travel from far and wide to view this Christmas spectacle.

If you enjoy walking/hiking, this is a walker's paradise. There are many hills and mountains and wildlife to explore.


Rental rates

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Rate 1
28 Nov 2015 - 31 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us by email to enquire on availability and we can give you further details on payment.

Changeover Day:
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3 nights minimum, but only in low/mid season.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain


  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The first floor apartment has a tiled balcony with table and four chairs overlooking the fabulous views of the lake. Outside: We have lovely gardens overlooking the Lake and mountains. Private and secure parking with electric gate. Patio areas for BBQ's and a private 12mt x 6mt swimming pool, with a large sun terraces so you can relax on the sun loungers. Also we have an outside shower, changing rooms and outside wc. We have probably the best table in Andalucia for eating and drinking, either in the sun or under shade, that sits high above the lake, with the most fabulous views you can imagine.

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