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Casa Brazos Abiertos, sleeps 8, wifi, 7/4 to 14/4 LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Just minutes from Iznajar Village, bars, restaurants and lake side beach - Peaceful location, great walks, minutes from the Lake and Beach

Casa Brazos Abiertos ,Iznajar is fully Accessible for guests, visit us at www.casabrazosabiertos.com to see lots more photos and events. 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,canoes sunbeds and parasols. 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 as a casa Rural Superior, 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, hairdryer 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 traditional 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 very 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 has an electronic pool hoist and 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.

There is a gas BBQ on the front terrace.

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.

A local restaurant offers a ´Cooks Night Off´ option. Meals are delivered to the house ready for you to warm or can be put in the fridge ready for your arrival. In addition the restaurant offers some great welcome packs. All our guests will receive a comprehensive info pack for this option.

Everyone who makes an enquiry will receive a free guide to the Iznajar area, things to do and places to see.

For guests who need an accessible house, Casa Brazos Abiertos is perfect. We also have links with Bluebadgemobility who hire out specialsed equipment,this is delivered to the house ready for your arrival.

If you use an electric wheelchair, absolutely no problem with car hire. Guest can hire a W.A Vehicle and the company representative meets you at the airport with the car...totally stress free service

We will do all we can to ensure that you have a fantastic holiday.

More Details
Registration Number : CR/C/00205

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Julie

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 so that anyone can stay. 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 accessible for wheelchair users, we have :

Roll in wet rooms

Wide doorways

Totally level Access in the house (no steps anywhere)

Level smooth path to the pool

Electronic pool hoist

Low light and power switches

Lowered wardrobe rails

Lowered window handles

We work with 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 www.casabrazosabiertos.com

Julie purchased this villa in 2006

Why Julie chose La Subbetica

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

What makes this villa unique

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.

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

Copied from Trip Advisor
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Iznájar in Subbética

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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. All showers can either be deluge rainforest or a hand held shower. All towels are provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms are large with views to the olive grove and the interior courtyard. Each bedroom has its own en suite wet room. It is possible to put a cot in one of the rooms (the cot is supplied by us)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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. 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


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Casa Brazos Abiertos, sleeps 8, wifi, 7/4 to 14/4 LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 15 reviews

*****Simply Stunning *****

  • 5 of 5

When I book a holiday for my family, I scrutinise every photo and word of the advert. I really didn´t expect the house and Iznajar area tobe as good as the write up but it was BETTER!! We had a fabulous holiday. So onto the admin bits, booking was very easy and lots of emails between us and Julie meant that we felt very happy going to Iznajar. Whole process was made simple. We used the Cooks Night Off option from Bar Verde for our welcome pack (many thanks Scott and Naomi) and we also has a couple of the main meals,, delicious. We spent mornings strolling around the beach area or sitting on the huge terrace reading a book and evenings with a bottle of red wine, infront of the log burner. Kids loved exploring the land, glad to say they had a taste of the real Spain, how lucky were we. I am sure we will return, thanks you so much xxx

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for the lovely review , it is very much appreciated. I will pass on your comments to Scott and Naomi. It is so nice to be able to share this beautiful part of the world with our guests. Best wishes to all of you :-))) Hope to see you all again soon Julie x
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What a Wonderful Holiday, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A groups of us rented the villa as a base for sightseeing . It turned out to be in the perfect location, 50 mins from Cordoba....don´t miss the Mesquita, it is fabulous. The Alhambra was a must and did not disappoint. On Julie´s advice we visited Priego de Cordoba just 20 mins away and what a hidden jewel it turned out to be, especially the lunch on the terrace of the Hotel Adarve with spectacular views. We also visited Iznajar of course and we were so lucky that a fiesta was on. Lots of decorated wagons down on the beach, great party atmosphere. We made a lot of use of the offerings to have food delivered to the house from the local , Bar verde. Great paellas and also we had the fridge stocked up for when we arrived . Totally perfect for us especially as oneof our group was a wheelchair user, couldn´t have been better thanks so much for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Everyone Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and being able to give you the local information on best places to visit. Hope you all have a great Christmas, see you next June xx
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Brilliant Holiday *****

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday,enjoyed every minute

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday, great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Iznájar, Cordoba Province

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bookings available from NOV
19 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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