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Beautiful Spanish Town house with Private Swimming Pool



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Townhouse in Montefrio, Granada Andalucia, Spain - Situated in the Centre of the Town with Stunning Views of the Montefrio,

Set in the hills of Montefrio with stunning views of Iglesia de la Villa. The house is light and airy, it has been lovingly restored and is furnished to to high standard with all modern facilities. This house provides a haven for a families or a small groups of friends to relax and take time out and unwind around the private pool or just to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a real Spanish village.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"It doesn't matter how many times I arrive at casa San Jose I am always amazed at the beauty that awaits.The view is breath taking ever day and the house is so well equipped it is like having a perfect home in a beautiful place.

I will always be grateful to Paula and John for sharing this holiday home with


K Millar and friend 2009-2014

'beautiful house in a pleasant and relaxing village. Relax in the evening around the pool, equipment and top service Claire (the contact site) very helpful.'

J Blue Apr 2010.

We had a fabulous time in Montefrio.Your villa is great - it must have the best view in the whole of Montefrio, is just ideally placed for both the town - being a short stroll in to the bars/cafes, for the region. We loved the atmosphere of Priego de Cordoba, Alcala la Real was great and we had amazing days out in Granada. Your villa made a perfect base to explore all of this, I can't think of anyway it could have been any better.

S Ramsay 2010.
May 2010
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


A View to Kill

  • 5 of 5

We can only endorse and amplify previous comments, having spent a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in this very well appointed town house. For us with 3 teenage children, the outdoor space and pool were a godsend, with areas of shade throughout the day and unrestricted sunshine for the sun lovers from dawn till dusk. Walking back from the local supermarkets certainly justifies the first gin and tonic of the day, and the night time views from the balcony always vindicated opening a second bottle of wine. The Alhambra Palace and Montefrio Castillo are without doubt must visits, and yes, driving through the village is not for the faint hearted. Don't miss the bread van, we didn't realuse there are so many different versions of pain aux chocolate, or "pain by chocolate" as they became known. We would certainly recommend this accommodation and the village of Montefrio. The Thackers

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely village house with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

I'm giving this property 4 stars because of the surrounding roads which were extremely challenging to drive. The house itself was spotless & very well equipped. The wifi worked perfectly but we couldn't figure out the TV. This wasn't a problem as we were in Montefrio for a family wedding so were well occupied. The swimming pool & patio area is a great bonus. All in all the house is a home from home with an owner who responds to any query very quickly. Parking is not a problem- we got parking on the street opposite the property and there is a garage if needed. Just be warned that the streets of Montefrio are incredibly steep & narrow. Part of it's charm but hire the smallest car you can!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Right in the middle of all the action

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped property, right in the middle of the lovely town of Montefrio. Everything was as described on the website, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Claire and Simon, who look after the villa were very helpful, when needed.

Because the villa is in residential area, there is obviously "residential noises" eg dogs barking and children playing during the day, but peaceful on a night time!

If you are looking for a villa so you can "park" your car and walk to the bars, supermarkets etc then this is ideal, but be prepared for very steep hills, if you aren't fit before your holidays you will be after!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We like to think that Montefrio is a great holiday destination for everyone. For those who like to do little more than relax in the sunshine, everything you need is on the door step. Or for those who like to do more its a great base for an Andalusian adventure. We look forward to welcoming you back. Paula & John
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Comfortable Townhouse, Nicely Appointed

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable townhouse, nicely appointed, very clean and well equipped. Lovely little pool. We particularly enjoyed relaxing on the balcony in the evenings, having drinks overlooking the church/castle on the hill. Follow the owner's directions to the house carefully as this is definitely the easiest route into the hilly town. Having said that, the last couple of hundred yards up to the house are incredibly steep and not for faint hearted drivers or those whose hire car has been upgraded to a larger model. We opted to leave our car lower down in town - it was perfectly safe there and proved not to be a problem. We concur with previous reviewers in recommending visiting to the church/castle on the hill and also the fort at Alcala Al Real. Very friendly locals and food/drink were all great value. A brilliant 4 night start to our Spanish adventure! Booking process was easy with the owner responding promptly to our emails.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind review. I'm glad you found the directions useful, sat nav's have a nasty habits of sending cars down inappropriate street or up flights of steps ! Montefrio is a great place to base to start a Spanish Adventure, with attractions in the town and further a field. We aim to give our guest the best possible service form the initial contact until they return home. We hope to welcome you back soon Thanks Paula & John
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A great place for a relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

The house suited our family of 4 perfectly. Montefrio is a lovely, if very hilly town surrounded by beautiful olive smothered hills. We spent relaxing days by the pool, at the municipal pool in town and at the lake in Iznajar. Don't miss the Alhambra in Ganada. Overall a lovely holiday with friendly locals.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to us that you and your family had a relaxing time in Montefrio and the surrounding area. We are already planning improvement for 2016 and will continue to strive to give guest excellent service from the initial point of contact throughout their stay until they return home. We are always happy to answer any question or queries about the property or surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Paula & John
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Lovely comfortable house in picturesque village

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing week in Montefrio. The owners were very helpful answering questions before our stay, and provided good directions from Malaga. The house was immaculate, and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The pool is a god-send as it does get extremely hot (well over 40 degrees during our stay), and was big enough to keep our boys happy. The village is in a beautiful area, and the house has lovely views of its churches and the surrounding countryside. The streets are very steep- good exercise after dinner. There are a couple of good, very cheap and friendly restaurants in the village which still follow the custom of providing free tapas with a drink- in fact often so much free food you won't need dinner! The museum in the church on the hill was well worth the climb, ask in the tourist information office for tickets. The nearby town of Alcala la Real also has a fascinating castle/ museum. And the Alhambra Palace in Granada is a must (book in advance, and go in the morning- it's cooler and less crowded). We would thoroughly recommend Casa San Jose and this area of Spain; our family with three teenage boys had a great week there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to us that our guests enjoy their holidays in Montefrio and the surrounding area. We strive to give guest excellent service from the initial point of contact throughout their stay until they return home. We are always happy to answer any question or queries about the property or surrounding area. We invest a great deal of time and effort to ensure the property is of to a high standard. We will not be resting on our laurels we have plans for further improvements and updates for 2016. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards Paula & John.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 110 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Casablanca at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Granada at 65 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A92 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Fonda at 110 Metres Nearest Beach : Malaga at 110 Kilometres Car: recommended


Malaga airport is 1 hour's drive and Granada airport is 45 mins drive


Granada (35 minutes). Seville, Cordoba, Antequera, Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada are with in a driveable distances.

Further Details:

On the Route of Washington Irving, (the historical road that links Malaga, Seville and Granada) Montefrio has historical sites and stunning landscapes which are popular with both walkers and cyclist. The local English speaking tourist office is always helpful with lots of information. Although essentially Spanish, there is a small British community, and as a result British newspapers are available daily. In the town there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. In the summer months there is also a local open-air swimming pool with a café bar.

Fiestas and Ferias. Approximate dates

San Marcos  April 25

Procession of the Virgin Last Sunday in May

Día de la Cruz May 3rd

Feria de Junio second weekend in June - Is this our first feria of the year, it dates back to ancient cattle fairs.

Fiestas Patronales de Agosto   sometime during second and third week in August It is celebrated in honor of its patron the "Virgen de los Remedios." 

Feria de Septiembre  during the third weekend of September ends this trilogy festive.



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £50
Payment on line £10

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GBP. Special discounts for long period rentals.
Discounts offered during May, June, September and October for 2 persons.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with bath/shower, WC and hand basin. Downstairs shower room with walk-in shower, WC and hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Wifi is available at the house, for which there is a small charge dependant upon clients requirements. As much of Spain has now lost satellite connection to British tv channels BBC, IT V etc. We now have a Roku box to watch British tv via the internet. Maid service may be available on request.

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