Just minutes from Iznajar Village, bars, restaurants and lake side beach - Peaceful location, great walks, minutes from the Lake and Beach
The house sits in its own 5 acre olive grove, secluded but not isolated.The views are stunning from all around the house. Local bars, restaurants and shops and the fabulous lake of Iznajar are just a few minutes away. At the lakeside there is a huge beach where you can swim and hire pedaloes or canoes The landscape in this area is nothing short of spectacular. Rolling hills for mile after mile are covered with olive groves and Mediterranean oak. The pace of life is slow and gentle, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The Villa is fully registered, offering amazing views, heavenly scenery, and an unrivaled standard of accommodation.The house has won Trip Advisors Travellers Choice Award.
To get to the house you drive through olive groves on a tarmac road, there is plenty of room for parking.
Entering through the main front door you will come into living room, which is a large open plan area, the dining table seats eight. The living area has a large glass-fronted woodburner, (wood is included in the house rental) flat screen TV, two sofas and a coffee table. Another two-seater sofa and two wooden armchairs are arranged alongside the opposite book-lined wall to form a cosy reading corner. There is a huge selection of books and DVD's. The TV also has a media player with films, TV box sets etc. There is underfloor heating throughout for winter rentals. To the left of the living area is a small and colourful cloakroom with a wc and hand basin. The pirate-themed decor will delight youngsters.
From the living room there is a door to an interior Spanish style patio courtyard with a pretty water feature in the middle. The large bedrooms lead off this courtyard and have views of the courtyard and the olive groves.
Each bedroom is named after a season with the appropriate colour schemes.
The autumn and spring suites are decorated in vibrant colours while the summer and winter suites have more muted tones. The windows are double glazed and can be opened two ways: open and tilted. Every bedroom has a ceiling fan and the screened windows can be kept open for the cool breeze at night. Each bedroom has built in wardrobes, a desk, chair, hairdryers and a TV/DVD player.
The en suite bathrooms (for each bedroom) are huge wet rooms with showers, wc, hand basin, well-lit mirrors and non-slip floors. Each bathroom is absolutely gleaming and pristine. All bathroom towels are included.
Also leading off the main living room is the large kitchen, a perfect meeting place, especially with a glass of wine whilst dinner is cooking. There are twin sinks (with directable taps), four-ring range cooker with oven as well as another electric oven, fridge-freezer, additional fridge and dishwasher. As you would expect, there's a coffee machine, kettle, toaster and cutlery along with all the utensils you could need. The kitchen meets the living room in the form of a granite counter-bar, ideal for laying out buffet style meals or a selection of drinks and tapas.
The wide terrace at the front of the house is furnished for al fresco dining and Star gazing. In addition to the large marble dining table there are adirondack style chairs and glass topped tables , just perfect for relaxing after dinner. In the cooler months we have an outdoor log burner and snuggle blankets. The terrace has lots of lovely plants and spectacular views of the surrounding olive covered hills. A Moroccan-style seating area has cushions for taking tea in comfort while drinking in the panorama before you. It is also a great place for an afternoon read. The house is large and has a lot of outdoor room.
The swimming pool is in the shape of a guitar.The shallow end is very shallow so is perfect for little ones (or big ones!) just to splash around in. The pool is night lit and pool towels are provided. Water for the swimming pool comes directly from the spring fed well on the land.
The 'beach' area around the pool has a shaded section, sunbeds with padded mattresses and spectacular views. There is also a pool hoist for guests who need assistance getting into and out of the water.
Near to the pool is the BBQ hut where you can do all your outdoor cooking.
Rental is for the exclusive use of the house for your family or group.
For guests who stay longer than one week there is a linen change, part way through your holiday.
There is also the possibility of having meals cooked for you (more than 4 guests) just contact us and we can send you more details.
Everyone who makes an enquiry will receive a free guide to the Iznajar area, things to do and places to see.
We will do all we can to ensure that you have a fantastic holiday.
Details for holiday villa 4 Double En-Suite Bedrooms, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
Huge living room with library área (lots of books, DVD´s, games, IPod docking station, SAT TV, additional entertainment system with hundreds of films, TV box sets and Music. There is a bar with fridge,bottle chiller and granite bar tops. The kitchen has a range gas cooker, spearate electric oven, double sinks, freezer, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.The terraces are enormous, perfect for a BBQ evening. Lots of pool and terrace furniture. In winter months (Nov, Dec, Jan,Feb,March the whole house has underfloor heating and also cosy log burner in the lounge at any time of year. On cooler evenings relax on the terrace by the outdoor log burner. A great place for a holiday at any time of year
Top Traveller Review
Brilliant Holiday *****
About the Owner
We bought the land and ruin in 2006 and spent the next few years building our Casa Brazos Abiertos (Open Arms) It has been built to a high specification. For a few years we operated as a boutique hotel but after one of us having hip replacements we decided to change to self catering. The house is now waiting for you and your family or group to come and have a great holiday. The house is sometimes 'staffed' to ensure that the heating, water systems and the pool are kept in pristine condition for your visit.The house is fully accesible for wheelchair users, we have :
Roll in wet romos
totally level Access
level smooth path to the pool
Electronic pool hoist
Low light and power switches
Lowered wardrobe rails
Lowered window handles
We work tih a company who can provide any specialist equipment guests may need.
We also work with a car rental company which has WA Vehicles
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, matter how small
Please go to our site for our full Access Statement
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have just returned from 7 nights at Casa Brazos Abiertos. We were hoping for peace, tranquility, comfort, beauty, friendliness, views, places to visit, and good food and we were not disappointed.
Julie and Sheelagh have done something really special, It's brilliantly done, nothing was too much trouble, the girls were on hand with maps and advice when needed but were never obtrusive.
We feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful place and will happily return again to explore more of Andalucia and enjoy the sheer peace of such a beautiful place. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casa Brazos to anyone
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4.8 based on 11 holidaymaker reviews
Brilliant Holiday *****
What a fantastic time we had., loved Iznajar, loved the house, actually loved everything. The house was everything we hoped for and more. A peaceful place to stay, in a lovely olive grove, all we could wish for in the house. It was huge!! Beautiful pool we just lazed around when we were in the house, star gazed a night...awesome and the outdoor log burner and snuggly blankets were just perfect. A lot of things to see and do: El Torcal-awesome, Priego de Crdoba really was a hidden gem. The Mesquita in Cordoba was only an hour away . Iznajar village was great and what a bonus having a lake side beach, we will be back , thanks to Julie and Sheelagh for such a wonderful stay
Lovely Holiday,enjoyed every minute
We had a great holiday in Iznajar, so much to see and do as well as the great house and pool. We visited El Torcal and had a picnic in the park, Cordoba was great and Priego as well. Spent some time on the beach and had a family canoeing trip which was a lot of fun. The house was perfect for our family, lots of room and the DVDs, and media system were great for the kids. Whenthe kids were in bed we had the log burner on the terrace, glasses of wine. A perfect holiday for all of us. El Charcon restaurant just a couple of minutes away was fantastic value. Hope to go again
Great Holiday, great house, great location
We came to Iznajar as a group of friends for the Mardi Gras week in Feb and we weren't disappointed. So much going on in Iznajar and bigger events in the town of Rute just 15 mins away. The house was a perfect base and had everything we needed, loads of room and a high quality house all round. We bought costumes at the local Chinese Bazar and joined in the fun...fantastic week we will never forget. We were going to book for Easter but ended up coming again to the same house in September with my partner and family.Thinking of doing Easter next year and will certainly book the same house
Fantastic house, really large rooms and great facilities. The house is a few minutes from Iznajar, loads of great local restaurants and the prices are unbelievable...78 euros for 8 adult meals including drinks!! We tried tapas, full meals and were never disappointed. We also cooked at the house, loved the kitchen, also huge and a great place for gathering before dinner. The terrace is huge with a dining area and also a seating area for watching the stars. We were really impressed with the standard of accommodation, nothing had been overlooked. Property manager available for any questions. Our holiday was just perfect, peaceful for relaxing and yet so many places to visit nearby. We loved El Torcal and Priego de Cordoba but best of all we loved the lazy days around the pool and the views literally are to die for. I am sure we will be back...thanks for an amazing holiday
We had a fabulous weeks holiday in 'our' very special villa. Great house and so nice to stay in it during the off peak season. House had everything we needed and more! Underfloor heating was a real luxury. We drifted around some fantastic places: Cordoba Mesquita, Priego de Cordoba, El Torcal, Iznajar, Chocolate factories in Rute, there was so much to do we couldn't fit it all in . Spent hours infront of the log burner drinking red wine, chatting and reading. We will be returning, thanks so much for an unforgettable holiday
Fabulous House, didn't want to leave!
The best part of the holiday was arriving to find that the house was exactly as shown in the advert, the worst part was leaving.
We were so impressed with the owners (Julie and Sheelagh) who had thought of everything we could possibly need. We received a fantastic information pack from Julie, who apparently spends hours updating it every year. This gave us info on the house, shopping, places to visit...26 pages long! We were able to send our shopping list to get us through the weekend and when we arrived it was all in the kitchen and drinks fridge along with a welcome bottle of Cava to get our holiday off to a good start. The house had everything we could possibly need and the pool area was fantastic for our kids especially the little ones. We visited with my elderly parents and the level l access throughout the house and ensuite wet rooms meant that they were much more independent than usual. Iznajar is a gorgeous place to visit, where do I start, the lake with its beach, the restaurants, the people and its proximity to so many special places to visit. As I sit now , on the second part of our holiday, in a town, I miss the house and olive grove, such a special place to be. I am certain that we will return and I hope it will be soon, such happy, happy memories
From the Owner
“Casa Brazos Abiertos is a large house with all the facilities you need for a fabulous holiday.We are fully legal and registered with tourism (Full Tourism Licence)which means that we have passed very strict safety standards. We work hard to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday this includes ensuring that our team has the house in a pristine condition for you arrival. For our winter visitors we have full underfloor heating. Lots of outdoor space and spectacular views. From the coast, it's a spectacular journey northwards, across a lake bridge towards the town of Iznajar, only a few minutes drive from the house. The town, with its church and castle at the top, is perched on a cliff and it rises as if floating above the water. On a clear day, the lake is like a giant mirror. Iznajar is a lively place with plenty of restaurants, tapas bars and cafes. On the lake itself (it has 36 km of shoreline) there's a real beach with bars, canoes and pedaloes for hire.Fabulous location, wonderful village, stunning views and very accessible for airports. Easy access to all of Andalucia's major attractions and historical sites. Lovely people who were very welcoming when we moved into the area. Guests describe our olive grove as a 'magical Place' we agree with them. We are the proud winners of Trip Advisors Travellers Choice Award”
Activity and Interests
The nearest beach is at the lakeside in Iznajar, just 5 minutes away where you can hire boats and canoes or just paddle and swim.
The Costa del Sol with its many beaches is just 50 minutes away. Nerja and the fabulous caves can be reached in 70 minutes.
Our nearest airports are either Granada or Málaga – both around an hour away.
Iznajar is just 5km away, Rute with a good range of shops is 15 minutes drive. Cordoba is 60 minutes. Alhambra Palace is 70 minutes away. Seville is 95 minutes away. There are lots of interesting local places to visit - we have hoards of information here to help you plan the holiday of a lifetime.
We offer a personal shopping service for your arrival, just send us your shopping list and we will make sure it is in the kitchen or you can be accompanied to the supermarket
Children are very welcome please let us know if you need a cot.
There are numerous world famous historic sites and museums including the unique Mosque in Cordoba city itself (the Mezquita) to the suggested Wonder of the World that is the Alhambra Palace in Granada to Flamenco Nights in Cordoba's Ancient Quarter. There is a never ending selection of exhibitions, fiestas and galleries, fierce and dramatic scenery together with the largest nativity scene hand made out of chocolate on view every year from October 12th in Rute. We are less than 5km from the dramatic and historic white Andalucian town of Iznajar (meaning happy castle), and is the most southerly main town of the province of Cordoba, quite literally teetering on top of an immense rock that juts out into the spectacular lake fed in part by snow from the ski resort in the Sierra Nevada. Child care/baby sitting can be arranged. This means that parents can have a quiet meal at a local restaurant or a day out knowing their children are safe and well cared for and most important - having a great time at Brazos Abiertos with organised play, healthy food and the full attention of an experienced adult.
We have an onsite caretaker who looks after the property and gardens. They will not disturb you and you may not even see them but we like to keep the house looking lovely all year round. In winter months the staff will be looking after our bio mass boiler, ensuring the house is kept nice and cosy for you. They are also available if you need any help or advice.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season 2
9 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter season 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“For self catering you will have a luxurious house, four en-suite bedrooms, all have a flatscreen wall mounted DVD huge living room with additional bathroom, bar area, DVD and book library, Wifi, SAT TV and a full commercial kitchen where you can pretend you are on Master Chef. There is terracing around the pool and a huge terrace overlooking the view for those 'sundowner' drinks. The standard of this property is exceptionally high as it is the only Casa Rural awarded ´Superior´ status in this area. We are fully legal and registered with tourism which means that we have passed very strict safety standards. Whole house is fully accessible for wheelchairs. All rooms have an ensuite wet room. Few minutes from local bars and restaurants. Full central heating for winter lets.The house is fully accessible for disabled travellers.”
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Stereo ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair accessible ...
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
- All bathrooms are very large wet rooms with. All showers can either be deluge rainforest or a hand held shower
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedrooms are large with views to the olive grove and the interior courtyard
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- 1 bicycles
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The house is very well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. There is a huge lounge, large kitchen,4 ensuite luxurious bedrooms and an additional pool bathroom. The bedrooms are situated around the traditional Spanish courtyard. Each bedroom has a view over the courtyard and also over the olive grove.The bedrooms all have a fabulous wet room with a rainforest shower and hand held shower. The beds have memory foam toppers a choice of pillows and beautiful handmade quilted cushions and bed runners. Each room has a flatscreen TV and DVD player. Hairdryers are also available. The kitchen has all the equipment you need for your holiday and is a great place to have fun cooking or watch someone else do the cooking! Children of all ages are very welcome at Casa Brazos Abiertos. A cot ,high chair, booster seat and toys are available. Outside: The front sun terrace is partly shaded with stunning panoramic views. There are glass topped cafe tables with chairs ,a Moroccan style seating área and an additional large dining table with chairs. There is a new gym with cross trainer, cycle, airwalker yoga mats etc.New for this season is the Star Gazing area of the terrace with Adirondack chairs, snuggle blankets and an outside log burner for those cooler evening. You can sit back and watch some of the clearest night skies you can imagine. Around the pool are sunbeds with mattresses. The beautiful Andalucian courtyard has a range of flowers and plants. You are welcome to explore the extensive olive grove around the house. Unfortunately we are not able to accept a booking for multiple families