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Casita Overlooking Lake And Iznajar



Updated: 20-Jun-2016
Casita in Las Chozas, Nr Iznajar. Cordoba, Spain - Tranquil And Private Location With Stunning Lake And Mountain Views

The Hideaway is for those that wish to get away from it all, to unwind and chill out. It is a self-contained Casita on two floors attached to our own permanent residence in Spain. There is a central courtyard to the front where you enter the open plan kitchen/living/dining area through the original antique door. Also on the ground floor is the bathroom/wet-room. Typically steep Spanish stairs take you to a double bedroom with a small balcony but enormous views. There is a covered roof terrace leading off the bedroom for your alfresco eating, a sun-terrace with loungers and steps down to the 10m pool.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

My husband and I have lived in Spain since 2001, after early retirement as a Personal Assistant and Creative Director of a design group. We take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. Both our properties are fully furnished and have all the amenities of home!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

All the guests who have stayed at The Hideaway have been able to completely unwind from the stresses of everyday life, and have gone back home with fully-charged batteries. Here are a few comments from our visitors book.

The most peaceful and relaxing holiday we have ever had. The views are fantastic and we will really miss the wonderful sunsets. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for this type of holiday. John & Linda

A million miles away from our lives in London. Peace and tranquility. We are looking forward to our next visit. Lesley & Francoise

The Hideaway is a place of a thousand splendid sunsets. Philip & Maeve
Jan 2009
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


What a find!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this place justice!

If you are looking for a friendly welcome, owner availability but understanding of your wish for an uninterrupted holiday in a fabulous location then look no further.

The layout of this true Hideaway was more than we anticipated. It has a feeling of space, privacy and serious relaxation.The layout allows time in the sun, the shade and settling down indoors if required

Visits to Córdoba, Antequerre and El Torcal interposed with relaxing on the the terraces of the property overlooking the lakes made a perfect holiday combination. Iznajar was a find and certainly added to the authenticity of our stay.

The property has great attention to detail and the welcome pack of groceries was very welcome!

The pool is a good size and again felt very private.

Thank you Ken and Cjris for making this such a lovely place to be

Cath & John (York UK)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views and a very warm welcome

  • 4 of 5

If you really want to get away from it all, this is the place to stay. Absolutely fantastic lake views from the terraces and private pool area. Great hosts in Chris and Ken, there when you need them and not intrusive. Fantastic welcome pack provided. Steep steps from upstairs bedroom to ground floor bathroom. Heatwave whilst there and there is just a fan in the bedroom but it was unusually hot even for Spain! A car is absolutely essential. Beware if using a small car as the track to the property from the main road could be challenging for some.

If you are after peace and tranquillity coupled with amazing scenery you can't do better than the Hideaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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superb holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday on our own after 25 years of marriage.The location of this property is very special with wonderful views over the hills and lake from virtually every window and door.We were lucky enough to see golden eagles and vultures.The casita was very comfortable and extremely clean and very well equipped.Wonderful pool area comfy sun lounges and plenty of shade perfect for reading,eating and drinking.Ken and Chris were lovely hosts and never intrusive.Eating out was great quality and value.The area is within easy access to Cordoba and Granada and many other interesting Spanish towns and villages.We visited many of them.This was the Spain we wanted to see and staying at the Hideaway made it a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have fallen for the charm of the lakes ,

The charming feel of our villa,

Spotless and clean,

Our hosts were warm and friendly, and did everything to make our stay an effortless one,

We can't recommend this villa highly enough, me and my partner said it was the best holiday we have ever had , the location is nothing short of stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 4 of 5

There are stunning views from the property. Small and clean with all essentials available. The pool area is also a nice environment to sit and relax.

Ken and Chris are a hospitable and kind couple and we enjoyed their company

Only possible concern, for some people, is access to the bedroom (steep stairs) and lack of air conditioning

Really for a quiet break

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

A haven for bird-watchers, painters and walkers. Lots to explore.


The coast and its many beaches is less than an hour's drive away.


The nearest airport to the property is Granada, approximately 45 minutes drive away. Malaga airport is one hour's drive. Car hire is essential. However, if you do not wish to drive inexpensive taxi and tour drives are available.


The nearest villages with bars and shops are both 3km away - a pleasant walk. Loja is 25 minutes drive and Iznajar 15 minutes. The Casita is ideally situated for easy access to the historic Alhambra palace in Granada, the magnificent Mesquita in Cordoba, the sun-kissed beaches of the Costa del Sol and the colourful flamboyance of Sevilla. With lots of other places of interest in-between.

Further Details:

The nearest villages of Fuente del Conde and Ventoros de Balerma both have supermarkets and bars. The historic pueblo blanco Iznajar is perched on the edge of Lake Iznajar, surrounded by hills and olive groves. A fascinating place to explore with its ancient castle and churches, white-washed houses and steep narrow streets. There are numerous shops, a post office, bank, health-centre and many excellent local bars/restaurants. Loja and Rute (both 25 minutes drive) are much larger towns catering for all needs. Both are historic centres in their own right. This is hilly country, but if you're up to it, the walks are fantastic with the freedom to wander wherever you wish - no fenced off fields here! Plenty of "off roading", and horse riding is available nearby.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    We require a 25% deposit to secure a booking and the remainder to be paid 8 weeks before commencement of the holiday.

    Changeover Day:
    We are flexible on changeover days. Arrivals not before 3pm and departure by 10am. please, although if this does cause problems then please speak to us.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in sterling, however, we will accept euros at the exchange rate at the time of booking. Payment may be made either direct to our UK bank, or our Spanish bank. We also accept payment by PayPal however their commission will be charged on top.
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with a large shower, wash-hand basin and WC.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with super king-sized bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers and curtained wardrobe area and oodles of reading matter.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The Casita is attached to the main house which is our permanent residence. The location is quiet and private with a few distant neighbours and our cats who are extremely friendly. Outside: The Casita has its own covered and sun terraces with table and chairs, a swing and sun loungers, and of course, those amazing views. There are steps leading down to the shared (only with the owners) swimming pool which is 10x4m and from 1m to 1.4m in depth (safe for non swimmers). Utility Room: The apartment does not have a utility room but an iron, ironing board and the use of the washing machine is available on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, linen and swimming pool towels are provided and changed once a week. We also provide a very substantial welcome pack and a very warm welcome. The Casita is cleaned throughout at every changeover.

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