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Very Romantic Farmhouse on a fenced-in Orange Grove. Close to a small River

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Romantic and comfortable Farmhouse. Pool-A/C-King-Queen-Full size beds. Only 35 minutes from Malaga Beaches.

The house is very spacious (200 square meters). Originally the house was the owners vacation home, therefore the house offers all modern amenities and great comfort. It has Air conditioning and a High efficiency fire place system for winter. Every room maintains its original beamed ceilings, doors, windows and original floor tiles on some of the rooms. The heart of the house is the kitchen. Beautiful farm stile large kitchen with wood ceiling beams. Connected to a very light sun room and interior patio. From the porch, you can enjoy the view of our white washed town (Alora), el Hacho and the blue mountain 'Sierra de Huma'. Walk or drive 5 minutes up hill behind the finca and you will enjoy the view of part of the Guadalhorce Valley. The property is all fenced in suitable for family with children. There is a small river within walking distance.

The property is all fenced in and very secure. Having Air-Conditioning will ensure your summer quality sleep even though the ceiling fans plus the Valley night breeze can be enough most of the time.

The furniture in the house is high quality and all the fixtures are first class. The decor and comfort of the house was designed over the years for the permanent enjoyment of the owner's family (not just a quick fix to satisfy rentals). You will enjoy antique furniture, prime fixtures like "King" and "Queen" size comfortable beds and all the real home comfort with a touch of romanticism and character.

The property is fully fenced, gated and very secure.

Please visit our web page to see more pictures and extra details:

More Details

Owner
Francesca Carrasco
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Francesca Carrasco

We are a small local Family Rental business in Alora, Malaga, Spain. My name is Francesca Carrasco. Our properties belong to my parents and other members of the family. They all live in Alora.

I take care of advertising and bookings through Internet. I live in Alora during summer and in VA, USA the rest of the year. My brother, David (biker on photo) and my mother Maria live in Alora, they do the check-ins and check-outs plus they take care of the properties.

David also runs a very unique convenience Country Store that offers free delivery of groceries to all our vacation houses (

We invite you to come to our properties and enjoy Andalusia's weather and country life style.

To see more pictures of our properties please visit our page:

Francesca Carrasco purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Francesca Carrasco chose Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol)

The house has direct access to the local road that goes to town or the main roads leading to Malaga, Antequera and therefore to all Andalucia. We love the location of the property because we are on the country side but we do not have to drive a 4 wheel car to get in or out.

An unique feature from the house is that originally was an Olive Oil Mill, later was turned into an orange grove Farmhouse. Even though has being restored twice the house maintains that unique character and warm feeling of that original 19th Century Home that it was once.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The property is only 20 minutes drive to the popular Natural attraction "Caminito del Rey". International travel web Lonely Planet includes the Caminito del Rey in its top 26 hottest new experiences for 2015 around the world!

Beautiful antique furniture and comfortable beds. You will rarely find "King", "Queen" and "Full" sizes beds in any other properties in the area. The house has also lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy Malaga's good weather :)

The pool and side porch are south oriented so you'll get to sunbath in winter.

Great Vacation Home for families with children, families that want to enjoy country and farming style live or for a group of mountain bikers looking for undeveloped rural bike trails to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thorkild I, my wife and our 3 grandchildren (8, 12, 12 years) spend a week in this property. We truly enjoyed our stay and the hospitality of our hosts (David and family), who did a lot to make our stay a pleasure. The house is very well equipped with modern, well-functioning appliances and furnished with very charming old furniture. More important is that there are a lot of charming outside places (terraces etc.) where one can enjoy the nice (hot) summer in Andalusia. Our grandchildren of course especially fancied the pool, which due to its depth (c. 1,4 m I'll guess) is ideally suited for children. We would like to come back!
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Álora in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , In-suite
  • Two full bathrooms with double sinks. Master bathroom with Jacuzzi bath tub. Second full bathroom with regular tub. There is also an outdoor shower by the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , One Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Two Full size beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , One King size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 if 4 children, 3 Bedrooms with large/comfortable beds) plus cribs available. Extra 4th bedroom (attic) if more than 6 adults for an extra fee per person and night. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 2 with one "King size" double bed - in suite bathroom with Jacuzzi Bedroom 3 with two "Full size" double beds Bedroom 1 with one single "Queen size" bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Great Vacation Home for families with children. Also great for bikers hikers an climbers. The property is only 20 minutes from the natural attraction ("Caminito del Rey").The International travel web Lonely Planet includes the Caminito in its top 26 hottest new experiences for 2015 around the world. The property is all fenced-in and the pool area is locked-up making it very safe for small children. Come to our Farmhouse and give your children a great agricultural experience. In our modern societies kids are growing up as "city kids" and do not have the chance of picking their own fruits and veggies to put in their salads. Being by the grove will give them a better understanding of where everything comes from. A large number of baby items available (crib, high chair, baby jumper, strollers, baby restaurant portable chair, indoor/outdoor toys, swings and sand box. There is also a small river walking distance from the property. This is paradise for children, they can look for frogs or just chill their feet in the water. There is a wide path along the river where families can bike, take long walks and explore the area. The house has a quiet and inviting interior patio perfect for relaxing. Interior sun room with a lot of natural light for reading. The front porch it is covered and has table and chairs for dining. There is also a charming side porch with grape vines in summer. Nice swimming pool (8 x3.5 meters) with chairs and space to sun-bath. There is a nice gas barbecue available. Our guests are welcome to enjoy the grove fruit when in season. Washing machine & dryer also available.The property will be sparkly clean at check-in

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

4

Homely country house with central location

  • 4 of 5

La Gavia Farmhouse is a spacious country house ideal for 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 kids. Located 10 minutes drive from the Pueblo Blanco town of Àlora, it's centrally located for driving trips to Malaga (40 min.), Cordoba, Seville and Granada (Alhambra) - all reachable in approx 2 hours by car.

There are lots to see and experience for the adventurous traveller: Caminito del Rey is only 30 minutes away by car and there are lots of options if you want to hike or mountainbike.

When it's time to relax, the south-facing swimming pool and the shaded porch invite to lie back and unwind. An logfire under the stars at the outdoor fireplace completes a magical day here at this romantic farmhouse.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Prefect Quiet Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a wonderful family holiday (my wife, 2 year old daughter and myself) at this farmhouse. The owners David and his mother Maria were very helpful during our stay. We had a minor issue with the WiFi which was rectified promptly without impacting on our holiday time. Maria was particularly wonderful with our two year old daughter, making a fuss and providing additional toys for her to play with and generally making us all feel very welcome.

From a young family's perspective we found the accommodation to be perfect for our needs at this time, the property was toddler friendly being all on one level, with plenty of rooms, patios and the orange grove to explore, the pool was fenced in (the downside side was there was a bit of drop to one side) plus their was a couple of swings in the tree to the front of the house which got hours of use. The gas BBQ was also useful.

Location wise from the places we visited during our stay the property is about 35 minutes drive from the centre of Malaga (we went by train once from Alora which was quite enjoyable) and about 50 minutes from Marbella and an hour from Puerto Banus.

There a couple of good bars/restaurants in Alora itself which is about 10 minutes drive away, plus one good restaurant called Asador Don Joaquin just out of town on the road back out towards Malaga.

In addition there is a decent sized Mercadona supermarket in Alora plus David and Maria run a quaint family store 100 yards down the road property where you are able to buy provisions.

All in all we had a wonderfully relaxing holiday (as much as you can with a 2 year old anyway).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation in our farmhouse. Thank you for your review. Maria, David and Francesca.
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5

Great family place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice rural house - good for day trips to all major Andalusian sites. The house is perfect for families with pre-school kids as a lot of the necessities are already there. This includes a baby stroller and many toys for outside. The whole area is fenced in with an additional fence around the pool. The family run store close by is great to have and we used it for everyday necessities. Their friendliness stands out and they are always available if there is something with the house. We picked grapes, oranges and many more fruits in the orchard for juice and fruit salads which was also great. The road in front has its decent share of traffic which did not bother us as with kids there is noise anyway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Chichester
5

Superb holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Alora twice before and this is the first time we stayed at La Gavia, where we spent wonderful 4 weeks. Where should I start? the farm is convenient, full of character and easy to get to. The owners are wonderful hosts, always ready to be of help if you want, but not obtrusive at all. The views are something to behold, one can be on the porch and never tire of those blue mountains! The fact that oranges and those plump figs can be picked every morning is not only good for your body but also for your soul. All I can say is a big thank you to Maria, David and Francisca... see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we where greeted by Maria, Davids mother. We don't speak spanish and Maria doesn't speak english, but that was never a problem. The house is great, big kitchen and many great places to sit outside. The whole ground is fenced in with a big gate out to the road, that worked great for us because we have a 3 year old kid. The pool is also fenced in with a lock so we did't have to worry about that. There is very much to see with in an hours drive, both city places and nature places. Every morning we got up and picked oranges to make our own morning juice, we loved the house and the family Carrasco. We can recommend everyone with or with out kids to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we where greeted by Maria, Davids mother. We don't speak spanish and Maria doesn't speak english, but that was never a problem. The house is great, big kitchen and many great places to sit outside. The whole ground is fenced in with a big gate out to the road, that worked great for us because we have a 3 year old kid. The pool is also fenced in with a lock so we did't have to worry about that. There is very much to see with in an hours drive, both city places and nature places. Every morning we got up and picked oranges to make our own morning juice, we loved the house and the family Carrasco. We can recommend everyone with or with out kids to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mid Season
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£737
£1,305
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Mid-Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£821
 
 
Oct
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£737
£1,305
 
 
Rate 3
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£653
£1,179
 
 
Rate 4
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£737
£1,179
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
From
£126
£653
£1,179
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
SPECIAL OFFER ON LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday. We can be flexible upon availability.
Check-in time is 3:00 pm or after.
Check-out time is not later than 10:00 am please.

Notes on prices:
Long term winter lets available. Please contact owner for details.
We offer daily accommodation minimum of 3 days upon availability and owners approval. High season daily rate 165 euros. Mid-season daily rate 125 euros. Low season daily rate 100 euros.
We offer specials on periods longer than two weeks during mid and low season. Please check our site to see more details and specials:
www.AndaluciaVacation.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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