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Traditional Country House, Private Pool, Air Conditioning (in Bedrooms) & Wi-Fi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,356 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House near Loja, Granada, Andalucia, with Wi-FI, quiet Hamlet In Olive Groves.

Registered with the Andalucia Tourist Board (Vivienda Turistica de Alojamiento Rural: VTAR/GR/01317), Casa Bonita is a traditional Spanish country house and is in the small hamlet of La Realenga de Agicampe. There are neighbouring similar houses, some of which are still used as small holdings by Spanish families with some having various types of fowl and chickens. The views are spectacular, overlooking olive groves to the front and back and further towards the Sierra Nevada mountains and its famous world cup ski resort. The house is convenient for both Granada Airport (30 minutes) and Malaga Airport (70 minutes), numerous airlines fly into Malaga from all over the world and is well serviced by both Ryanair and Easyjet, whilst Granada Airport has flights from Manchester, London Gatwick and London City Airport. The coast of the Costa Tropical is approx 60 minutes away whilst the Costa del Sol is also approx 60 minutes away. Ideal for exploring rural Spain and the large cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba with their rich history and amazing architecture, most notably the Alhambra Palace in Granada and the Mezquita in Cordoba.

Registration Number : VTAR/GR/01317

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About The Owner

We are a professional couple, who once our children were old enough, decided to buy our dream holiday home. Allan is an architect and designed the improvements to the house alongside a local Spanish architect. This collaboration leads to Casa Bonita having modern facilities, including air conditioning within all bedrooms and wi-fi, whilst at the same time retaining the Spanish style of the house. The house is constantly being upgraded to suit needs or suggestions made by guests and so is improving all the time. We visit Casa Bonita as often as possible, and find it more and more difficult to leave every time we visit.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Loja

We bought Casa Bonita for 2 main reasons, firstly because it is situated in a very peaceful rural area where it is easy to unwind and relax. Secondly, the house is simple, easy to understand and when initially purchased needed a complete reform which meant we could refurbish it as required to suit our needs and the needs of our guests, without losing the inherent Spanish feel. The area of the Granada Provence offers visitors a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy everything the Spain has to offer, culture, history, nature, country living, flaura and forna, and is also within easy reach of the Costa Tropical and Costa Del Sol, for time at the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Casa Bonita offers tranquillity in a countryside setting, but yet is only a 10 minute drive from Loja, a large town which has all the amenities you would require, and only 5 minutes drive from Huetar Tajar a smaller town but again with all amenities needed. The large swimming pool (4m x 8m approx) is ideal for cooling down during the hot summer days and nights and also forms the focal point of the house. There is also free Wi-Fi within the house for all those essential social media contacts and photo sharing. The ample terraces allow sun worshippers to follow the sun all day until it finally sets behind the hills. The large roof terrace is the perfect place for that evening night cap and to watch the abundant local wild life and to see the Sierra Nevada mountains glow pink at sunset or, for early risers, watch the sun rise from behind the mountains ready for another perfect day. Within an hour you can be in the centre of the historic city of Granada, or within about 1 1/2 hours sunning yourself on a beach at the coast, that is if you can tear yourself away from the house and it's pool and it's ample terraces on which to relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The house and area are amazing. All totally chilled out.

Thanx'

'The house is great, in a wonderful location and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The weather could not have been better either and we have all returned feeling refreshed and relaxed.'

'Never felt so relaxed, first time I took my watch off for a year.'

'The views from the roof terrace were amazing.'

'Thanks again for a wonderful time at Casa Bonita'

'Thank you, everything was as expected and more. You have a lovely house in a lovely setting'

'we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful 'casa'
Nov 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Loja in Granada

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1356 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 First Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1: first floor with large enclosed shower, rain shower fitting, basin and toilet, heater. Shower room 2: ground floor, with large enclosed shower, rain shower fitting, basin and toilet, heater
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 double bed - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) + travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large room with double bed, access to large roof terrace, elec heater, A/C Bedroom 2: with twin beds, access to large roof terrace, elec heater, A/C Bedroom 3: with twin beds, access to large roof terrace, elec heater, A/C Hairdryer available
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on Accommodation: A/C units in bedrooms and large ceiling fans in Sun Lounge. Free Wi-Fi with unlimited downloads. External wall lights to patio areas and roof terrace. Log burner in living room plus mobile electric heating elsewhere. DVD player and a collection of DVD's. Novels and general interest guide books and information leaflets/ brochures on book shelf. Speakers available which can be used with MP3 players / Ipods. We also provide beach towels so you don't have to carry them in the luggage allowance given by airlines, so saving weight and space for the more essential items. Outside: Large enclosed tiled patio areas and first floor roof terrace with access via external stairs from pool patio or direct access from all bedrooms. Private tiled swimming pool (4m x 8m approx) pool is unguarded so children to be supervised at all times. Garden furniture which includes large dining table, chairs, sun beds (with cushions). 2 additional tables with chairs to be used on separate patio areas, further parasols. Outside shower (cold water only). Outside kitchen with sink (hot and cold water), worktops and in-built charcoal BBQ. There are external lights for when the sun eventually sets. Large roof terrace with views over olive groves and Sierra Nevada mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen included (except cot linen), plus a change of bed linen provided. Bath/hand/beach towels provided. If cleaning and linen changes are required during your stay please arrange this on an individual basis on arrival at the house. Pool cleaned weekly. Other: Large Sun Lounge with comfortable furniture , inc large adjustable sofa, day beds and beer and wine fridges, table football, ceiling fans, access to the pool and patio areas. Dining Room which accommodates 6 & high chair, steps to Kitchen & steps to Sun Lounge.

Reviews

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Traditional Country House, Private Pool, Air Conditioning (in Bedrooms) & Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews
5

The property was as described and looked just like in the photos.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival at Casa Bonita we were blown away by the amount of space. The outside space is just amazing. With 3 choices of outside dining areas our biggest problem was deciding where to eat! Our grown up daughter and boyfriend visited for part of our stay, plenty of car parking on the quiet roadside and so much space in the property to offer privacy.

The landing stairs may not be ideal for small children unless supervised.

Mick was very helpful with local knowledge, such as best place to park in Granada and Also gave us advice on topping up the pool.

Sitting out on the first floor terrace late into the night soaking up the warmth and the peace was a good end to each day.

We are very active holidaymakers and found the road network to be excellent and never had to travel for much more then an hour to find beautiful and interesting places to visit.

Would recommend Casa Bonita but be prepared to dine at home or drive as this property is in a rural location with just a few neighbours.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review of Casa Bonita and we are so pleased you enjoyed the house as much as we do. We strive to always exceed our guests expectations and value feedback so we can ensure Casa Bonita delivers the holiday our guests want.
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Excellent property

  • 4 of 5

This is an excellent property with all possible amenities you could want. Although you have neighbours, you'd never know it (apart from the odd crowing cockerel!), and it's extremely peaceful. Only one small reservation - if you are a guest unsteady on your feet the ups and downs of the steps within the property might cause a problem. Despite that, highly recommended and a lovely spot in Andalusia.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Casa Bonita, and we are glad you thought the house had everything you required for your holiday. As you say, and as noted within the description of the house, the steps may make access for people with mobility problems difficult.
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5

Peaceful location and excellent facilites

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first visit to the area but our first stay at Casa Bonita. First impressions of the property were promising and we were proved correct. The villa is very spacious. Even though there was 6 of us we never felt on top of each other. The best parts were the sun room (good for the in-laws to cool down in when it got hot in the afternoon), the outside kitchen with the impressive BBQ and obviously the pool. The children basically lived in the pool for a fortnight! Other nice touches was the beer and wine in the fridge waiting for us, the ipod speaker which could be used outside and the extra 2 fridges situated in the sun room - an excellent place to store all your drinks! Also the air con in the bedrooms enabled us all to sleep well. Location wise it is only a 15 min walk into La Fabrica where there are 2 bars - Panilla was a favorite of ours where every round of drinks was accompanied by free tapas. We made the mistake of having a few drinks the first night then ordering from the menu...too much food! We were lucky to be staying at Casa Bonita when La Fabrica were holding their annual celebrations. We saw bands playing live and the locals created a 'foam party' for the children...my kids loved it and was made to feel really welcome by the locals. The town of Heutor Tajar was basically unremarkable but functional. It had a decent size supermarket which stocked everything we needed. We also visited Loja further down the motorway and Granada a couple of times - only 30/40 mins away in the car. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you vey much for your review of Casa Bonita, and we are happy that you really enjoyed your holiday and that Casa Bonita lived up to your expectations.
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5

Another relaxing trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time in six years at this Villa which says it all. Although rural, it is 10 minutes from the Motorway which will take you to places such as Granada, Seville, Rhonda and Cordoba. During our time we have been to all of these and they all offer something different. Beaches are not our thing, but they are still only a short distance away. There is an excellent private pool with ample shaded areas, and a sun room where the kids particularly enjoyed relaxing on the comfortable sofas. If you fancy a short walk, the village of La Fabrica is worth going to for some drinks and tapas.The Villa is a good size in comparison to many, benefiting from recent upgrades, including the addition of air conditioning in the three bedrooms. The Upper terrace is accessible from all the bedrooms which is perfect for the late night caps and looking over the mountains. We have stayed in lots of villas over the years but this is the only one we keep returning to. An added bonus is the availability of Mick who lives just down the road and looks after the Villa very well. He offers excellent guidance on places to go and things to do.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind review of Casa Bonita. As you say within the review we are always improving the house to ensure it remains a place that our guests can feel relaxed in. Hope to welcome you again to Casa Bonita in the future.
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5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

The villa met all our expectations and more. The property was very clean and very well-maintained and was just right for the 6 of us. The manager of the property was close by and was really helpful, giving us great advice on where to visit and where to shop for food and where to eat out. Would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative. The views from the villa are just fab and the pool is perfect! All the family would return for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for the very kind review of Casa Bonita, and we are glad it met all your expectations. Our friends who look after the house are, we think, exceptional and so helpful. I think you have discovered why we also love the house, the views, the pool, the house itself and the surrounding area.
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Everything you need for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from Casa Bonita. It is a lovely house in a beautiful rural location, yet fairly close to the motorway for exploring further afield. Although we were slightly daunted about finding the house in the dark the directions were excellent. The house itself was very clean and has everything we needed to ensure that our party aged 5-70 enjoyed their holiday. We were able to swim every day in the very nice private pool overlooking the olive groves. We also had a day with the local wildlife guide, Mick, which was enjoyed by all the family.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments. We strive to make Casa Bonita comfortable and homely for all age groups, and easily managable. Also it's good that you enjoyed your day out with Mick, he is extremely knowlagable and is so informative.
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Location

Alhambra
Nearest Airport
96 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Kilometres
Restaurante Panilla
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Granada
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Loja
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
A92
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Kilometres
Restaurante Panilla
Nearest Ski
79 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
98 Kilometres
Torremolinos
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Nature walks can be arranged individually, on arrival at the house with a local expert, please ask for a website link that provides further info.

Coast/Beach:

Nearest beach at Salobrena (approx 1 hours drive). This is a less commercialised shale beach where Spanish families go to relax. Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol are approx. a 1 hours drive away..

Travel:

Granada airport (30 mins drive) and Malaga airport (70 mins drive). Car hire essential. The house is accessed via a tarmaced country lane, no need for 4WD, normal cars are more than adequate.

Distances:

15 mins walk to local village of La Fabrica. Local town, Heutor Tajar, 5 mins drive. Larger town, Loja, 10 mins drive. Granada city, 40 mins drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets are accessed in Loja and Huetor Tajar. Usual opening times are from 9.30am-9.30pm, they are closed for siesta during 2-5.30pm and all day Sunday. However, the Mercadona supermarkets in the centre of Loja and Huetor Tajar stay open during siesta. Local fiestas mean there may be time changes to shop hours, details may be found through local tourist information offices. There are 2 bars in the local village, La Fabrica which is approximately a 15 minutes walk from the house and a further 2 bars at the end of the lane, all bars serve tapas with your alcoholic drinks, and the 2 bars in La Fabrica serve excellent, if basic, food. In Loja there is a fairly new very well cared for Olympic sized outdoor swimming pool and 2 smaller children's pools, approx 3 euros entrance fee with sun beds for hire at 1 euro. There is also a smaller public pool in Huetor Tajar with a new sports centre and gym. In Loja there are numerous restaurants, with Restaurant Alacena being one of the best with a good range of dishes including locally famous pizzas. Further afield is Alhama de Granada with it's hot springs and spas, approx 30 mins drive. Feel free to walk through the olive groves that surround the house, and look out for the abundant wildlife that live in the fields.

The area of the Poniente Granadino is in the centre of Andalusia and is located inland between the city of Malaga on the one side and the city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada on the other side. Its strategic situation means that the traveler can visit several major historical centers of Andalusia in single day trips. The Poniente Granadino is well located to visit the highlights in Andalusia: Sevilla, Cordoba, Ronda, Sierra Nevada, the Alpujarras, Malaga, the Costa del Sol and of course, the city of Granada with the beautiful Arabian palaces and gardens of the Alhambra.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Loja, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
£420
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£271
for 4 nights
£475
 
 
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
£490
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
Early Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
£560
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£254
for 4 nights
£445
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£223
for 4 nights
£390
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£271
for 4 nights
£475
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £80

Booking Notes:
Prices are inclusive of bedding (excluding cot linen), bath, hand & beach towels inc, mains water, electricity, gas and use of A/C (Summer) & wood for log burner (Winter). A £50 (total) reduction is made for bookings covering 2 weeks. A booking deposit of £80 and a returnable key/breakages deposit of £80 is required to secure booking. Cancellation refunds: Up to 8 weeks - no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks - 50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks - 25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks - no refund.

Changeover Day:
Changeover dates and times flexible. Preferred change over times are 3:00pm arrival, 10am departure. These times may be amended to suit flight times etc, and will be advised on confirmation of booking, but may be altered to suit subsequent bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the house per week in UK £. £50 reduction on 2 week bookings. Weekend and midweek mini breaks accepted except during June-September. A booking deposit of £80 and a returnable key/breakages deposit of £80 is required to secure booking. Cancellation refunds: Up to 8 weeks - no cancellation charge. 4-8 weeks - 50% of rate refunded. 2-4 weeks - 25% of rate refunded. Less than 2 weeks - no refund. Summer costs include A/Cs, Winter costs include heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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