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Villa with Pool and Spectacular Never Ending Panoramic Unspoilt Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Santa Cruz, Nr. Alhama de Granada, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Location yet Walking Distance to Village, Central for Many Activities.

A rural setting, 1.5km from the village of Santa Cruz, this accommodation offers a peaceful and relaxing holiday with many activities close by. The villa has many traditional Spanish features but with all the comforts of home, the best feature being the amazing view. The house is finished to a high standard and is very well equipped. Guests are free to explore the beautiful land surrounding the house and its elevated position makes the most of the stunning panoramic views. 8x4m swimming pool, sunbeds, hammock and BBQ. Each room is spacious with large a en-suite bathroom, sitting area and private balcony with table and chairs. The open plan kitchen/lounge has a dining table and chairs, sofa and a log burning fire with a good supply of wood for those cooler evenings. Each room is light and spacious making it a perfect place to relax. The local baker visits Saturday with a wide selection of breads and cakes. Welcome pack on arrival. Home cooked food available on request. Beach towels, cool bag and ice blocks included for those days to the beach or the lake.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful surprise to find such a photographic valley, very special hosts with lots of helpful advice, magical! Irene and Gerry Froy. Thank you for your hospitality you made our stay more enjoyable and special. A great set up and we will be returning. Shir, Vinny, Nathan and Tyler. Fantastic relaxing place, we had a great time, great hosts too. Jill, Tony and Victoria. Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful holiday home. The welcome pack and bread very useful. Pool area is wonderful and a fantastic area of Spain. The view from the terrace at sunset - Wow! David and Rebecca. A big thank you to all for being lovely hosts who have made us feel so welcome. The view from the house is the most beautiful ever! Watts Family. Wonderful stay, great hosts, get Anna to cook, brilliant and no washing up! The Heaths. Our 3rd visit and another great holiday. The house is super, great facilities & stunning views. The Alhambra Palace is beautiful and worth a visit. Happy memories! Taylors
Jan 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Cruz del Comercio in Granada

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both rooms have a large en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, well equipped with hairdryers and soap dispensers. The rooms also have an enclosed private balcony with table and chairs, suitable for young children. Towels including beach are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Two bedroom villa sleeping 2 - 6 people Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, fitted wardrobes, sitting area with double sofa bed, coffee table and standard lamp. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, fitted wardrobes, sitting area with double sofa bed, coffee table, standard lamp.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Each bedroom has an oiled filled radiator and the kitchen/living area has a log burning stove and a plentiful supply of wood, also a portable gas heater. All the beds have quilts, hot water bottles and throws for the cooler months, with fans for the Summer this is a perfect retreat any month of the year. The vast outdoor space makes it a perfect place for those who want to explore or just simply sit on the covered terrace and enjoy the view with a glass of wine! Outside: Set in 12 acres of working almond and olive grove which guests are free to walk in and enjoy. Relax under the pergola on the hammock or a sunbed on the terrace around the 8x4m pool and admire the never ending views. Enjoy a BBQ in the evening. With plenty of space indoors and outdoors and the fabulous views, this is the perfect place to relax. Guest privacy is our number one priority, we also offer the pool exclusively to guests Don't take our word for it, read the guest comments! Also new for 2011 fresh organic eggs available (small extra charge). We also offer home cooked food. Enjoy a tapas evening, 2 course dinner or lunch or a traditionally cooked paella. We also have a pizza oven so homemade pizza's are also available. Contact us for further details. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen included, changed once a week. Rooms cleaned daily on request. Laundry service available on request (extra charge). Other: As well as the 2 enclosed private balconies, the house has a large terrace to the front all with table and chairs and positioned to make the most of the view. The stone built bar-b-q is also to the front.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Villa with Pool and Spectacular Never Ending Panoramic Unspoilt Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
West Oxfordshire


  • 5 of 5

For my wife's Christmas present I gave her a copy of the official guide to the Alhambra and Generalife with a bookmark of the flight tickets to Malaga. The only question now was where to stay.

Having done a fair bit of research I came across Casa La Cuesta and sent a request of availability to Anna. What impressed me from the start was that I received a reply within the hour. This excellent speed of response continued throughout our correspondence.

As soon as we arrived and were shown around by Holly (and the dogs!) and took in the jaw dropping scenery, I knew that I could not have made a better choice if I had tried. My Brownie Points with 'er indoors were now off the scale!!

The two bedrooms (one twin and one double) were both spotlessly made up so we could use either. The kitchen / dining / living room in the middle was clean and the welcome pack of all the essentials you could need was the best we have ever come across. We would say, however, that the oven could benefit from a little TLC.

Unfortunately Anna was in the UK for the duration of our stay but Andy, Holly and the dogs were the perfect hosts - there when you needed them and discreet enough not to intrude on your privacy otherwise.

We ate at the villa for the most part so cannot comment on restaurants but the little shop in the village is OK for the basics. For a bigger shop search out the Dia supermarket in Alhama for everything you might need. It's a bit tucked away so ask Andy or Anna for directions.

The drive to the Alhambra is pretty straight forward and we did it in 55 minutes early morning but allow an hour an a half just in case.

I cannot recommend Casa La Cuesta highly enough - there just aren't enough superlatives! There is an excellent visitors guide on the dining table which we found most useful.

A couple of pointers: there is no fresh milk available anywhere and always use the bottled water for drinking, even for boiling for tea and coffee. The tap water comes from a well and although very clean, tastes gross!

Anna, Andy and Holly, thank you SOOO much for a fabulous, but all too short holiday. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure and very glad the surpise was a success. Thank you for such a fab review Comment about oven noted and dealt with. Sorry I didnt get to meet you but hope to if and when you return. Welcome anytime.
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What a beautiful find!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for only three days but wish it had been more! So very peaceful, a week here would do more for your mindfulness than spending a fortune at one of those so called retreats! Reading a book around a pool all you could hear was the occasional goat bell or the cockerel in the valley and you can see for miles and miles - the view is just tremendous!

The property is compact but more than comfortable. Cool in the summer, I suspect that the fabulous log burner in the living area would keep one very cosy in the colder months. A double on one side of the house and two singles on the other meant we were far enough away from the kids but close enough in case they needed us.

Thank you Anna and Andy for your welcome and the chance to stay in your beautiful place. I've already recommended it to friends and family so now it's a case of when rather than if we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage, hosts and location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and incredibly well stocked with all a guests needs thought of. The hosts, Anna and Andy were delightful and very helpful. The dogs were also very welcoming and friendly. The views are to die for and it is such a relaxing place and easily accessible for travelling around. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just do it

  • 5 of 5

The two and a half weeks we spent in this beautiful region of Spain will stay with us forever. The villa is rustic and charming, and the views are out of this world. Anna and Andy are friendly, accommodating hosts, and they have created a little piece of Andalucian heaven. Book a stay here! You won't be disappointed! From the lovely welcome pack to the well-equipped kitchen, the comfortable rooms with separate entrances and their own small living spaces, the refreshing pool and the friendly dogs and chickens who visited us every now and again, the local baker delivering fresh bread to the door (on request) and the many almond and olive trees. The town of Alhama de Granada is a little treasure trove and we enjoyed the many tapas bars, the weekly market and the gorge walk, as well as the thermal baths. The coast and the city of Granada are also within easy reach - if you can peel yourself away from the terrace...and the views. Thank you Anna and Andy. We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another amazing stay in Casa de la Cuesta!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, another amazing stay in Cada de la Cuesta. I have stayed here many times over the last few years, and I wouldnt change anything about it! Perfect hosts, beautiful accomodation, and simply amazing area to be located in. Can't fault anything about any of my stays in Casa de la Cuesta, and am returning in January for another 8 days and I cannot wait!! Would definatly recommend it as the perfect holiday destination!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean and well maintained Villa. I visited with my wife and two teenage children and we were impressed by the privacy we were given by the owners who live next to the villa, but grateful that they were at hand if we had a problem.

The pool was cleaned every day and we appreciated how cool and fresh it was on a hot day.

We enjoyed the real Spain and visited local Towns and Villages as well as the great roads accessing the coast as far as Marbella.

The price of the Villa represents excellent value for money and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to fellow travellers.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Santa Cruz village
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Torre de Mar
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Perfect spot for bird watching all year round. With very clear skies through the summer this is also the perfect spot for star gazing! Ideal for those who like walking. Guided walks can be arranged and bike hire with free delivery and collection service. The natural hot springs close by offer a more relaxing time, treatments are also available. If you are thinking of buying in the area we have lots of good advice and knowledge and lots of useful contacts both English and Spanish.


Malaga and other beautiful Spanish coastal resorts including Nerja and El Morche are only 90 minutes by car. As well as the coast the nearby beautiful warm waters of the lake are only 20 minutes away. Ideal for a peaceful day out, the lake is clean and clear and is great for swimming in, plenty of shade and pedalo's are available at the weekend.


Granada airport 40 minutes by car and Malaga 90 minutes by car.


Nearest village is Santa Cruz, 1.5km and Alhama De Granada, a town, is 9 kilometers. The beautiful city of Granada with the spectacular Alhambra Palace is only 50 minutes drive, a highly recommended day out. The historic city of Cordoba is only 2 hours by car. Sierra Nevada 90 minutes with all kinds of activities. There are also lots of things to do locally within 20 minutes of Santa Cruz. This location is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing holiday with many activities on the doorstep.

Further Details:

There are many traditional Spanish restaurants and bars close by to choose from. This is one of the few remaining areas that still serves free tapas with drinks. We offer homecooked food with wine of your choice (ask for details).

Santa Cruz has a small market on a Wednesday morning, there is a small supermarket and 3 bars to chose from. Alhama De Granada has a market on Friday mornings there are also plenty of shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The gorge walk here is a must, beautiful scenery, paddle in the clear waters of the river and enjoy a drink and tapas at one of the closeby restaurants taking in views of the lake. This location is ideal for both those who like to relax or for those who like to be more active.

Bicycles can be hired in Alhama De Granada with a full delivery and collection service. Guided walks can be arranged on request for those who prefer to walk off the beaten track. The lake is also close by which is stunning to walk around or swim in.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Cruz del Comercio, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit equivalent of 100 euros per person is required at time of booking and the balance to be paid on arrival. A 10% discount is offered to returning guests! Please add £50 per week for Christmas and Easter.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days, arrival and departure times are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros based on 2 - 6 sharing, deposit required at time of booking and a 10% discount for returning guests. Long term rental negotiable. Evening meals and laundry service are extra.

Guests to pay a deposit at time of booking with the balance payable on arrival. 10% discount for returning guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.