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Lovely village house with terrace, grapevine and spectacular mountain views

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Traditional village house with raised terrace and spectacular views of valley and mountains

Casa Luna is a traditional two-storey house in a quiet part of the friendly village of Capileira. Unique among the village's holiday houses, Casa Luna has a 'tinao' - an Alpujarran raised terrace outside the first-floor living room, with spectacular views of the valley, mountains and lower village. The house has recently been refurbished, maximising space while retaining its natural rustic charm and traditional features, such as exposed chestnut ceiling beams and local tiles. Main features are a large well-fitted kitchen on the ground floor, with the living room, bedroom and terrace upstairs. The centre of the village is only a few minutes walk, offering a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. Walking or off-road cycling in the area is superb. Paths extend up, down or across the valley but if you prefer, a very enjoyable day can be spent just relaxing on the terrace. The house is fully registered with the tourist agency of Andalucia as a holiday home - registration number VTR/GR/01025.

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About the Owner

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About The Owner

We are a Spanish-American/English couple, and work as a teacher and writer in busy Hong Kong. We both love the mountains and fresh air, and spend as much time as we can (though not enough!) in Capileira and the Alpujarras.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Sierra Nevada Area

We started visiting the Alpujarras regularly in 2005 after a friend settled in the area, quickly grew very fond of place and people and decided to buy a small property in Capileira - our favourite of the high Alpujarras villages. We have made many friends in the village and remain in close touch with the former owners, Pepe and Carmen, who help us look after the house. Capileira is a friendly, relaxing village, but has enough bars and restaurants to provide choice for an evening out. Other options are only a short drive away - or a stroll to Bubion.

What makes this house unique

We particularly like the location of Casa Luna (named after our favourite habit of watching the moon from the terrace), which is close to the heart of the village but far enough to ensure peace and quiet. The traditional 'tinao' terrace makes the house special - especially as it stands in a southwest-facing corner of the village with great views of the valley and sierra. It is also next to a small copse of walnut trees, (once farmed in the area), which provide refuge for quite a few bird species - and lovely birdsong. There are few better places to sit and relax. Our close friend Lyn and former owner Carmen help us look after the house and are within easy reach if you need assistance.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The manager of Owners Direct stayed at Casa Luna in November 2010 and wrote a report about his stay (with photos). It is available on the Owners Direct Travel Blog pages titled: Walking in a Spanish Winter Wonderland.
Jan 2010
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Guestbook comments from the manager

The manager of Owners Direct stayed at Casa Luna in November 2010 and wrote a report about his stay (with photos). It is available on the Owners Direct Travel Blog pages titled: Walking in a Spanish Winter Wonderland.
Jan 2010
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7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

4

Stunning situated house with views over the valley in the pedestrian alleyways of this lovely town

  • 4 of 5

The house is on a corner with unimpeded views from the first floor lounge terrace across the gorge. Currently, the village map describes a walking tour of the village going through the tinea under the terrace, allowing for plenty of people watching. We really loved its situation just a little way down from the town square.

The house was well maintained with adequate kitchen equipment, towels and bedding, and a wood burner for the winter and extra heating if required. Arrival/check in was efficient as arranged.

Our week in May went from a sizzling 32 down to 8 during the day which sent us into a local bar that had its wood burner going!

As keen walkers we found this a great place to base ourselves, with plenty of walks from the door. However, it is important to note that the village is very steep and although all the paths are well maintained they are challenging on the knees for the unwary and can be a bit slippery when wet. (wheeled luggage becomes slightly redundant)

We would definitely recommend Casa Luna and Capileira for those who want a quiet, quirky place to stay with lots of good paths and easy going traditional food available in a number of restaurants and bars, just don't plan to eat before 8pm.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

a fantastic gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna is just as its described in the listing but better! it's a traditional Alpujarran house with everything we needed in a very quiet part of the village, but close enough to all that Capilleira has to offer. The best bit of the house is the 'tinao', a traditional, vine covered, balcony where we ate, watched the sun light up the valley above, below and across the valley, the moon rise opposite (its not called Casa Luna for nothing) and stars, listened and watched the birds on the gorgeously scented fig and chestnut trees below and flying all around. The local market and shops provided a superb array of food which we cooked in the well equipped kitchen and there were lots of restaurants of all sorts in the village when we couldn't be bothered. It's an ideal place to head off into the mountains to walk the many tracks criss-crossing the valleys, following the ancient irrigation channels to other villages, or up onto the high plateau. Every trip we saw birds we had never seen before. There are bikes to hire, but we never tired of just setting off in a different direction to see where we'd end up. On our second visit to Casa Luna we even got to the top of Spain's highest mountain- and easy but long day out.

We have raved about this place and would recommend it to anyone, hoping to go for a third time later this year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northants
5

Ohh the view from the terrace......

  • 5 of 5

Sorry for delay with regard our stay in December, 2016!

The Poqueira gorge is our fave in the Alpujarras and the view from the terrace at Casa Luna is second to none. To watch sunrise and sunset from here I doubt can be beaten!

Luna is a lovely, cosy, traditional house and one that we'll definitely return to. We tend to dine out, but the facilities are there for you to decide.

You'll certainly return home refreshed and with that view permanently emblazened in your mind.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you return to see more sunrises and sunsets from the terrace.
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5

Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Fully equipped. Log burning stove a real asset. Roof terrace has superb views but a bit cold by the time we finished our walks. Lots of local restaurants nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Casa Luna and yes the log burner makes the living room nice and cozy on cold winter nights. Also glad enjoyed the terrace and it's fantastic views. Aside from the short winter the terrace is lovely for sitting out most of the time.
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Salobrena
5

Casa Luna

  • 5 of 5

I keep coming back for the mtn air, sound of water moving thru the village, the goat bells. If you are lucky, a herd of goats will go past your front door on their way home with a very handsome goatherder! Besides being clean and homey, the best about Casa Luna is the view from the terrace...you will fall in love! The description does not mention that the bathroom has a bathtub. As mentioned, Casa Luna is near the church but down very steep, narrow, cobbled streets....not for anyone having trouble walking or poor balance. Food: farmer's market every Tuesday morning; grocery stores open 9-2pm and 5-8:30pm...closed Sundays. My fav restaurant:"El Corral del Castano" in the Plaza del Calvario (closed Wednes.) and also, "Teide" in Bubion (closed Tues) where you can get fresh, mtn trout ("trucha"). You can walk to Bubion in 20 min along the road into town or take an old mtn trail thru woodland and streams. Capileira is very busy on weekends but Casa Luna remains peaceful and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stoke on Trent
5

Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Casa Luna is a little gem. Tucked away down a little winding white street. The house is spotless and a really nice place to stay .

The terrace is amazing with a breathtaking view and an amazing chorus of bird song.

Its 5 minutes from the center of the village. When we first booked it last year we didn't now what to expect but house itself way exceeds the photos ....

We loved it so much and hated to leave ...infact we have booked it again this year and cant wait to get back there.

We would highly recommend Casa Luna...you certainly wonr be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We started visiting the Alpujarras regularly in 2005 after a friend settled in the area, quickly grew very fond of place and people and decided to buy a small property in Capileira - our favourite of the high Alpujarras villages. We have made many friends in the village and remain in close touch with the former owners, Pepe and Carmen, who help us look after the house. Capileira is a friendly, relaxing village, but has enough bars and restaurants to provide choice for an evening out. Other options are only a short drive away - or a stroll to Bubion.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tilos - highly recommended at 150 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Tilos is the nearest and highly recommended at 150 Miles Nearest Beach : Salobrena - about an hour by car at 45 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beaches are about an hour's drive, at Motril and Salobrena. Nicer beaches are a little further.

Travel:

Granada airport is closest - about 70km or an hour and a half by car; Malaga airport is about 150km, around two and a half hours by car. Car hire is recommended, though public transport by bus is possible (twice a day). Taxi pickup can also be arranged from/to the airports.

Distances:

Many picturesque villages are only a short distance away, with Bubion just a 20 minute walk. Orgiva is the local market town, about half an hour by car; historic Granada and the Alhambra Palace are about 70-80 mins drive; Motril offers the nearest 'big' supermarket - about an hour.

Further Details:

The village has a bank with a universal ATM machine, two small supermarkets, a good online cafe/bar, many bars and restaurants, two good bakeries, various craft and souvenir shops. There are many interesting local diversions, including hiking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, painting, pottery, dancing (flamenco), historic churches/villages, birdwatching, sitting in cafes watching the world go by.

Prices and Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Any day arrival and departure. Arrival preferred between 5pm and 10pm; departure preferred by 10am. We always try to be flexible about these times.

Notes on prices:
Big discount for long lets, especially during winter months - please enquire. Short stays (3-5 nights) available at 50-60 euros per night, depending on season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We particularly like the location of Casa Luna (named after our favourite habit of watching the moon from the terrace), which is close to the heart of the village but far enough to ensure peace and quiet. The traditional 'tinao' terrace makes the house special - especially as it stands in a southwest-facing corner of the village with great views of the valley and sierra. It is also next to a small copse of walnut trees, (once farmed in the area), which provide refuge for quite a few bird species - and lovely birdsong. There are few better places to sit and relax. Our close friend Lyn and former owner Carmen help us look after the house and are within easy reach if you need assistance.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski

Floor Area

  • 65 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower and wash basin, local tiled surfaces and floor.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed, large Spanish wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers with mirror and side window. Plus a sofa-bed in living room.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is provided by electric radiator and a glass-fronted wood burning stove. Electricity is included in the rental price. Firewood is available locally and delivery can be arranged. Pets welcome. Outside: Casa Luna's lovely terrace has a grape vine overhead to provide protection from the sun in summer - and tasty grapes in the autumn! The terrace is large enough for a few people to sit out or dine comfortably and offers great views of the valley and village. Table and chairs provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are changed prior to arrival. Please bring own towels for outside/pool/beach use. Washing machine, iron and ironing board provided. Other: Wooden outdoor table and chairs, washing machine and outside wash basin on terrace.

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