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family- and pet-friendly, privacy in large garden with pool and mountain view

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

relax In the middle of nature though within walking distance to amenities

Avoid mass tourism and experience Andalusian culture, art, history and food, during a quality family relax vacation on the edge of a typical, both vibrant and sleepy, white village inhabited by friendly residents.

A good geographical location allows you to make day trips to cities such as Ronda, Granada, Sevilla, both Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches, mountain ranges, caves and lakes etc.

Spring is especially recommended for hiking entusiasts, who can find several trails nearby and birdwatchers, who want to experience the migratory bird´s spring singing as well as those who want to experience budding greenery and colours of, sometimes up to meter tall, meadow flowers on the ground, which in summer is completely sunburnt.

Spring is particularly appreciated by those who prefer to experience, spectacular scenery of mountain rivers and the ancient cork oak forest nearby, from horse back.

I organize both short and long horse excursions for up to 5 people.

The cottage is in comfortable modern rustic style with private pool surrounded by large garden.The house consists of 3 large airy rooms. On the upper floor there is 1 separate bedroom with double bed, 1 large room with open solution that works as well as lounge as bedroom with 1 home-made bunk bed and a 1 separate bed From this room there is exit to a large terrace facing the pool, garden and mountains. There is also a bathroom with a large bathtub. On the bottom floor there is second bathroom with shower and washing machine, kitchen in open solution with another lounge with double sofa bed, large dining table, fireplace, pellets stove and 2 exits to the porch that runs around the house. On the porch there is a barbecue and outdoor furniture. In adjacent to the porch there is a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, flowers and a lot of herbs you can use when cooking

Air conditioning (cold / hot air) is on the upper floor. There is no need to have any on the bottom floor. It is allways nice and cool during summer..

Food in the village is very cheap with high quality, several shops with fruits and vegetables, excellent local sheep- and goat cheese , fresh fish and local meat products.

There is a lot of bars and restaurants where you can eat very cheap traditional spanish food.

The house works best for couples, families with children or young groups of close friends.

Cot is available.

More Details

Member since: 2012
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Swedish, Polish
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Joanna

I am a visual artist, passionate amateur landscape gardener and the builder of what in the future could result in a realized dream of living in beautiful surroundings in harmony with nature. I came here in 2010 and started the project with the reconstruction of the house and construction of the garden. Then I started the renovation of dilapidated small houses on the estate. This resulted in a small house / studio I now live and work in when I'm not working with the garden and preparing the big house before guests' arrival. Welcome.

Joanna purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

Direct proximity to urban amenities (healthcare, banks, shops, bars and cafes, tourist information etc.) in a beautiful white village yet, in the middle of nature. The garden is full of flowers, herbs and birdsong. The soft hills around with olive groves echoes with the voices of grazing sheep while swinging in the hammock in the shade or resting on a sun lounger on the porch or on the terrace with spectacular views wher you can see eagles circling in the daytime and at night watch the moon sink behind the mountains.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cortes de la Frontera in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower and washing machine on the ground floor 1 bathroom with bath on the 1st floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double bed bedroom 1 double bunk bed on 1st floor 1 bed sofa for 2 people in the dining/living room in open plan with kitchen on the ground floor
  • Books
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The pool surrounded by lawn and palm trees is 10m x 5, gently sloping to 2 m at the deep end. There is a small pond in the garden fig trees, quince, plum, apple, apricot, cherry, orange, lemon, almond, olive and walnut trees. There is a creek bordering the property.


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family- and pet-friendly, privacy in large garden with pool and mountain view
average rating of 4.475 based on 40 reviews

Serene, beautiful, unique house

  • 5 of 5

Family of five, Inc three children under ten, had a brilliant time! House is spacious and well equipped, comfortable and really unique in style. Liked the fact there was no telly too.

The pool and gardens were great, and the town is only a stroll away. Joanne welcomed us and we said goodbye at they end, otherwise we were left in peace but knew she was around if we needed, so all good. The big dog and little cat who came visiting together each night were great too!

Saw eagles, horses and lots of other wildlife, all in all, it was great.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, You can ride the horses (not the eagles, unfortunately) There are different varieties of horse excursions
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Lovely property with good views

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely property with good views and the garden is pretty. Not suitable for two couples as hardly any wardrobe space or privacy upstairs but ideal for a young family with children although the interior stairs are pretty steep. The access road is extremely steep but it did get easier (!) to walk after a while. The dogs are very affectionate and loving, even if a bit noisy at night. Joanna is a very helpful host and is on hand if there are any problems. The town itself is really pretty with some interesting old buildings.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property pretty basic no luxuries. Entrance difficult but setting nicely situated.

  • 2 of 5

Was quite a shock when first arrived but gradually got used to it as did not want to spoil our holiday. Property rustic and basic but served its purpose. Did feel that a good spring clean could have been carried out. Plenty of hot water for baths and showers. Felt that the windows needed curtains for some privacy especially in the bathroom. The main bed was only a double so the spare bed was used. The sheets and bedding needed to be replaced with new.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex with wife. None of my guests complained about the cleanliness of the house before, on the contrary, and I hope nobody will do it in the future. I will do my best to ensure that they do not have reason to do so. Regarding curtains: I did not care to hang them up because I partly am not a fan of curtains, partly because nobody has access to the garden except me (and I do not peep, I swear) and partly because I do not want to obscure the view of the garden. I will though considerate to hang them. and will be happy if people can take advantage and enjoy what I and this wonderful place I am managing can offer: genuine little white village with friendly people, nature, flowering garden, relaxation and art with, NOTE, steep 200m long axess.
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Beautiful peaceful fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fabulous stay at this gorgeous home from home. The villa is spacious comfortable and well equipped. The pool was great for us and our children (3 & 6) and there was also plenty of garden for playing and exploring. The lawn was a big bonus with small children. Joanna was very friendly helpful and kindly showed us around the lovely town which let us find treats we might have missed otherwise! The kids totally loved playing with her friendly animals when they came to visit! The villa setting is as described complete privacy but it's still only a few minutes walk into town. You definitely need a car to get here and although we could have spent every day relaxing in the villa we also explored local caves, amazing lakes and beaches which are all within 20mins - 1.5hr drive. Perfect holiday - Thankyou so much Joanna! Hope to see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful, wildlife filled stay in the heart of Andalucia. A real get away from it all location.

  • 4 of 5

Joanna was a welcoming host to her lovely rustic cottage, hidden in the folds of the Park National. Plenty of room for the two of us with a wonderful shaded terrace, perfect for lunch and escaping the hottest times of the day. Open plan living downstairs allowed more than enough space for cooking, with a lovely balcony area leading off the upper living room that was perfect for a relaxing sun downer in the early evening. Oso, the Spanish Sheepdog and the cats were added company.

The local wildlife is not shy. Vultures, white tailed eagles, swifts, lizards, bats (of all sizes), butterflies, beetles, crickets, sheep, frogs and much more can be seen and heard around the valley. We should have packed a guide book on the local fauna and flora as spent lots of time looking up various creatures and plants on the internet.

The local municipal swimming pool is a must if you want to practice your lengths. With lots of beautifully kept grass areas and a stunning view, it's worth making an afternoon visit with a picnic. Just under 10 minutes walk away and ideal for all ages. There is a lovely learner pool for younger swimmers. At 1 euro 50 each it was amazing value!

The very local bar/restaurant is friendly and has a good selection of tapas and main meals but the village also offers lots of places for a quick drink, light lunch or relaxed dinner. The little square has a butcher, baker, fruit and veg shop, cafe and ironmongers. Not always obvious as hidden behind door screens, just look for the locals leaving with their bulging shopping bags. Quite a few supermarkets around the village open Monday to Friday and half day Saturday. The first supermarket as you enter the village (near the Pharmacy and Dia) is open on a Sunday morning for a couple of hours.

A car is essential and once we had mastered the lane up and down to the cottage, enjoyed trips out into the cork forests and white villages that are dotted around the area. A visit to Ronda for our anniversary was a wonderful treat.

The prehistoric caves are worth visiting. Call and book in advance. Again, amazing value for nearly 2 hours underground on a guided tour of the cave paintings and rock formations. 30,000 years of human occupation still totally unspoilt by burger vans and souvenir shops. Wear shoes with a good grip as it can be slippery in places.

All in all, a fantastic get away location with plenty to do in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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My dream casa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house garden and pool..Joanna friendly and the perfect owner. I wanted to take Ozo home..unfortunately our stay was cut short as my husband took ill..Joanne was great ! She helped at the clinic in the village by translating in Spanish. We will go back. .my dream location. The real Spain

Anita Campbell _ Huddersfield England

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Cortes de la Frontera
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Cortes de la Frontera, esracion
Nearest Motorway
43 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Cortes de la Frontera
Nearest Beach
43 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The nearest beach is 45 minutes drive away by car near Manilva.


Gibraltar is the nearest airport (1 hour and a quarter's drive away).

Malaga (2 hour's drive away).

Jerez de la Frontera (1.5 hour´s drive away)

Seville (2, 5 hour´s drive away)

Car hire or use of a car is highly recommended.


Looking to the beach, you can choose Mediterranean beach (Estepona 61 km, Marbella 91 km, Malaga 147 km, Torremolinos 134 km)

or the Atlantic coast (Vejer, Canos de Meca, Barbate, Tarifa, about 100 km). You should visit the white villages of Grazalema 50 km, Medina Sidonia 84 km, Alcala de los Gazules 59 km, Arcos de la Frontera 66 km and many other great "white villages".

The nearest major town is Ronda (30 km).

Further Details:

Cortes de la Frontera disposes of a very charming, large swimming pool with a restaurant. There are tennis court, soccer field, badminton court and a lot of bars and cafes around the streets. The nearest supermarket is just 5 min walk away.

A great location for those who want travel around or/and hike. A paradise for horse lovers. Excursions on horseback up to the beautiful mountain peaks and / or to the cork oak forests could be organized if desired.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cortes de la Frontera, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
12 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September offer 1
2 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September offer 2
16 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
december 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Januari 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Februari 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £52.58
Pet Fee £35.06

The price can be negotiated depending on availability and time period.
Long term rentals does not includes gas/electricity costs that should be paid according to consumption

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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