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Villa with Pool and Spectacular Never Ending Panoramic Unspoilt Views



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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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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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


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
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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
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casa la cuesta

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 3 weeks with my husband cousin and her husband Anna and Andy brilliant hosts as well as their children Sam and Holly nothing was too much trouble Anna a brilliant cook have been 2 years running and will return again in the future the villa is to die for and dogs are lovely went out as strangers left as friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay, rural Spain at its best, totally unspoilt.

The accommodation was spotless and the owners were always on hand for advice, local information, directions and to share the odd glass of wine with.....but very very respectful of your privacy. A great biking/walking holiday, the local town is breathtaking and steeped in history. Only a 40 minute drive from Granada, for a day of shopping. Back at the apartments, we could stay and eat home cooked food (always delicious) or cook ourselves on the BBQ provided, or in the well equipt kitchen, or down to the local bars for tapas.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back.

Overall a lovely, warm, friendly welcoming place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay. Real Spain spread out in front of you. All the little touches that make a stay more than comfortable; excellent and informed local knowledge; lovely local meals and helpful advice when planning day trips. Casa La Cuesta is wonderfully situated to explore the coast, mountains, cities and countryside all within two hours of driving. Anna and Andy make nothing too much trouble to ensure a great holiday is had by all.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Santa Cruz village at 1.5 Kilometres 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.


Rental rates

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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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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

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

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
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  • Microwave
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
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  • Stereo ...
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Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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.

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