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Beautiful holidays begin here, spectacular views of the Mountains, nr Zahara

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

House in Algodonales, Cadiz Province, Spain - Perfect Summer retreat, Set In Green River Valley 5 mins. from lively local white village

The house and pool is a two-story south facing property. It's surrounded by terraces and overlooks the river Guadalete and sits opposite the impressive village of Zahara. It´s set in the corner of a seven-acre plot most planted with 350 aging olive trees. It has a breathtaking views and few neighbors to share it with. The valley is both beautiful and unspoilt, the house itself is fully equipped with entertainment systems, recently improved free wifi and Xbox. Its has 3 bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom, a children's playroom & bathroom downstairs and a large open plan kitchen and lounge leading onto the south facing terrace. Its has a salt water swimming pool, table tennis and badminton set. We've a great pool, lounge area and bar so you can Bbq whilst the kids are entertained.

Holidays need to have a mix of quiet when you need it and although the villa is in the countryside it is only five minutes drive from the square of Algodonales, fifteen from Zahara and 30 from Ronda. We are approx an hour from Cadiz city & beach, the sherry house of Jerez and Seville.

More Details

Property Manager
Nicola Mansley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Nicola Mansley

We are a family with a full time business living in Spain, we teach people to fly paragliders almost all year around. We have lived here for over 15 years.

Nicola Mansley purchased this villa in 2006

Why Nicola Mansley chose Algodonales

The views are stunning, Although the village sits just behind us and we are close to the town our little valley is beautifully peaceful and private. The River Guadalete that runs through the valley ensures plenty of wildlife, lots of birdsong and a great deal of lush green trees even in high summer. There's plenty of short walk along the river which keeps adults and children entertained for hours. Our children can play in complete safety and security and we can make us much noise as we like!

What makes this villa unique

The house has lots of terraces and plenty of space to lounge or siesta, there's room for football or volleyball in the sand court, the pools is brilliantly refreshing and the gas BBQ means you never have to go near the kitchen if you don´t fancy it. The village of Algo is luckily just off the tourist route so you can enjoy genuine cheap tapas and positive Spanish vibe around the central square in the evenings.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Algodonales in Sierra de Cádiz

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with shower & WC, downstairs bathroom with shower & WC, upstairs Master bedroom with free standing bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large bedroom with double bed and free standing bath. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Bedoom 3 with bunk bed. Optional large sofabed downstairs in playroom which sleeps two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Outside: The house has a comparatively small terrace on the east side, a large 10 x 4 metre terrace on the south front facing terrace. The front terrace has table and chairs, outside lights and a roof. The poolside terrace is west facing and in part is wood decking and stone tiled. The pool is salinated and kidney shaped and roughly 8 meters by four. Its has table and chairs, pools side bar, corner lounging area and shade plus occasional hammock. There is also an upper pool terrace with seating. Utility Room: Washing machine, microwave, freezer large larder fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included, the property is cleaned every week or when suits, the pool is maintained every 3/4 days. A local women, Rocio will happily cooked a selection of Tapas on request or one of here great paellas! Other: Childrens room, has a many toys, double doors onto an east terrace, and a double sofa bed. There is a new pizza oven on the main south facing terrace.


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Beautiful holidays begin here, spectacular views of the Mountains, nr Zahara
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Stunning views, great property.

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic, well set up for families. Fantastic view of Zahara and the mountains - we were blown away. Perfectly located for day trips in surrounding white villages and the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the pool, the scenery and Spain's culinary delights. We had a brilliant holiday. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and your holiday, hope to see you all again, safe journey home. Nic
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Fantastic, amazing location and stunning house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, full of lovely touches and interesting little areas (cave, moroccan bar area). The lawn with badminton was great for the kids, the sandpit with football pitches great for the whole family. We enjoyed visiting the donkey and horses just next door too. Lots of terraces to find sun or shade all day and various places to sit and eat around the house, or inside, its prepped for everything, families (full toy room) or couples alike.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most relaxing two weeks ever!

  • 5 of 5

The property is a perfect mix of quiet relaxation but also close to some amazing sights (Ronda, Zahara). It was very hot late August but breezy in the hills and the saltwater pool was perfect. Good for adults as well as our toddler as there are shallow steps leading in deeper. What was notable was the cleanliness of the property as well as the amenities e.g. the kitchen had everything we needed, and the playroom was a bonus. We didnt have to think about anything! The TV didn't have a lot of channels and the wifi was spotty but that, frankly, only enhanced the holiday!! We were in touch with the owners once or twice and they were super responsive and helpful. They even forwarded a camera lens we'd left behind which arrived intact. I would highly recommend this place for a stress-free family vacation. Thank you so much Nic and Rob!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, really pleased you had a great relaxing holiday, unfortunately the wifi can be slow, a bit like Spanish life, but glad it didn't spoil your holiday. Pleased the lens arrived in one piece! Thanks for coming and hope to see you again one day.
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Weeki Wachee, Florida

Charming Villa situated in the hills outside of Algodanles and Zahara with unbelievable scenic views

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple. Casa de la Cueva was perfect for us as we wanted a charming villa that was situated in close proximity to the many pueblos blancos of Cadiz and Andalucia provinces. It was "spot on." The villa had everything you could want (is perfect for a couple or a family with a few children). Close to Algodonales where we went for a number of dinners. Also close to Zahara, Olvera, Ronda (all within 10 to 25 minutes of driving) along with numerous other quaint pueblos blancos which are great for a day or 1/2 day visit. We saw everything we wanted to see and had time to relax at the villa including sitting on the veranda, having wine and looking at Zahara in the distance. Could not be better.

Used the pool also to cool down after a day of town walking (going in August it can be hot). Also when we had an issue with a light not working was easy to be in touch with the owners local "workers" who responded immediately and also any questions we had the owner answered immediately via email. Initially was difficult to find (the villa is "off of the beaten path") but once we found it, then returning after a day or evening out was easy.

As said, would recommend it highly to a couple or a family with a few kids and those who want easy access to close-by pueblos blancos in the Sierrna Nevada mountains of Spain. And who want a spectacular view of a "white village."

Judy and Butch Almstedt

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy & Butch It was a pleasure to have you stay, you were the perfect guests and I am so pleased that the villa was able to complete your holiday. Enjoy the rest of your time in Spain!
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Beautiful house, relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday here with our 3 teenage children - the house is beautifully decorated with lots of different areas to lounge/read a book. the photos don't really do justice to how great the house is and the owners couldn't have been more helpful when we'd forgotten a laptop charger! The area is lovely - it was fiercely hot in august, but we expected that - had some really great meals out in the local towns, visited Ronda and Cadiz, both easy to get to but we spent most of our time by the pool or enjoying the spectacular views from the veranda. We'd definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, I am really pleased you had a great holiday and enjoyed the house and surrounding area, it was a pleasure to have you stay and hope you can come back one day.
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Simply Stunning !!!!

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful places I've stayed, My wife and myself were looking for a get away for a week in July and as we have hectic stressful jobs wanted somewhere just to chill out and relax and this place certainly delivers.

The villa itself has everything you would need and more, Its off the beaten track but not too far from the local village which really is the real Spain !

Cant wait to book again for next year !!

Dan & Leonna

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan & Leonna Many thanks for your lovely review, its wonderful when someone really enjoys the villa as much as we do. Look forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Jerez, Seville, Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
El Arenal/Rocio's
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
El arenal
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can organize massage therapies, paragliding, horse riding and walking, mountain bike tracks and leisure and road biking. E-Bike rental


Cadiz or Costa de Luz Costa is 1-1.30hr, Malaga and Marbella are another 1.40 mins.


Jerez airport is 1 hr, Seville is 1.15 & Malaga is 1.30.

Car hire is recommended.


2 min drive of main village, 15 of Zahara, 20 mins to Olvera, 30 Mins to Ronda.

Further Details:

The lively village of Algodonales is well served for bars and restaurants. Its has several cash machines and three banks and a post office & supermarkets. We are well situated to the Roman amphitheatre and historic town of Rhonda. The cave dwelling os Setenil, the beautiful town of Zahara, the stunning cork forest a and mountains of Grazelema national park.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Algodonales, Cadiz Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings need to be accompanied by a deposit of 50 percent, full payments need to be made 8 wks in advance of arrival. All payments can be made to either English or Spanish bank accounts. Cancellations less than 8 weeks before arrival will forfeit deposit and be subject to full payment unless we can fill the property with someone else.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday 11am. Arrival times are from 2pm onwards.

Notes on prices:
From 850 euros per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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