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Nice Villa With Private Pool (check opening dates) and views

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gorgeous views. Two bedrooms. two bathrooms. Sleep 4 Fully equiped.

Located in the beautiful "Serranía de Ronda" within 45 mins. drive to Marbella and beach, 20 mins. drive to Ronda, you will be surrounded by 4500 square meters of private land, enjoy our chill out and barbecue by the pool and have breakfast in our lovely terrace under the shadow of the parasol. Please be aware as due to the uniqueness of the landscape, some parts of the road when you drive towards Ronda are winding. The house is very close to the village linked by a very short track steep by the end but negotiable at any rate.

Registration Number : CR/MA/01063

About Us

Dolores Garcia-Perez
C/ Francisco de Penalosa 10, Torremolinos
29620 Malaga
VAT Reg No77607193H

Dolores Garcia-Perez
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Dolores Garcia-Perez

Welcome to La Chacara! It has been 7 years since we started this exciting adventure of holiday renting and it has also been extremely rewarding, our house has greatly improved and also have we improved as holiday hosts and we have done so by observing other people's customs while away as we love to travel and listening as well to our clients not only their delights but even so more carefully their concerns as simple as they might have seem as we take them very seriously. We have received families mostly from the UK but lately they are also coming from France, Switzerland and the US. We are extremely proud of our product which is designed for a client that wishes to discover another Andalucia.

Dolores Garcia-Perez purchased this villa in 1949

Why Dolores Garcia-Perez chose Cartajima

If you are considering to immerse yourself into our culture, enjoy our landscape or if you like to walk through valleys discovering unspoilt tracks away from the crowd. You will thoroughly enjoy it. Our property has many fruit trees and our clients are more than welcome to pick oranges, cherries, pears or figs if they are in season. Our neighbour Amelia has her own organic orchard and can sell you her products if you wish so.

What makes this villa unique

A comfortable home with breathtaking views, cool nights with a sky full of stars, the silence can be occasionally broken at night by owls. From here you can visit the main cities of Andalusia such as Seville, Cordoba or Ronda a city full of history and tradition here artists as Orson Wells or writer Rainer Maria Rilke found inspiration for their works, our house is off the beaten track surrounded by a landscape of unique characteristics, the valley where the house is located is surrounded by a thick chestnut wood and if you are a hiker the Biosphere Reserve "Sierra de las Nieves is only at a stone throw, we are extremely proud of our effort and result throughout this three last years that has given us not only customers but also friends

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lily and Juan,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our 2 week stay in your property in Cartajima. The house was lovely and fulfilled our expectations and the location and scenery were stunning! Thank you both for all your efforts to ensure that everything was in order; we really appreciated it!

I hope that you have some success in renting out the property this year. It was lovely to have met you and thank you once again for the bottle of wine; we shall enjoy drinking it I am sure!

Kindest regards

Thank you for an unforgettable fortnight at your lovely villa. The stunning location coupled with the tranquillity of the valley will live long in our memories. This really was the perfect place to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just unwind in beautiful surroundings. The whole area had so much to offer, from Ronda with it's countless restaurants to the friendly locals at the village poolside tapas bar. Perfect!!

Lily's place was idyllic, we absolutely loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone. Set in the Andalusian mountains near the historical town of Ronda, the house is blissfully quiet and has everything you might need for a romantic or family getaway. Two of us stayed there, but it could easily fit a family of 4/5. We had hammock siestas, dips in the pool and barbeques for dinner. Being in the middle of nature you only heard cockerel in the morning, crickets in the afternoon and the occasional dog bark at night. Occasionally you might get a car passing on the hill opposite, but this was barely audible. The temperature was warm but with a calm breeze during the day and cool but not cold at night. There were no flies or mosquitoes, but lots of birds, bats, crickets and geckos around. At dusk the swallows swoop down to the pool and at night they are replaced by bats. Unfortunately there was no wifi but we were happy to be away from it all. Communication with Lily was spot on, she even met us at the airport when we got in late to do the key exchange and give us maps and directions to the house as well as tips on the local area. I'd definitely recommend staying here and hope to come back! Thanks Lily.
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cartajima in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom in bedroom 1 with shower. Bathroom with small bathtub over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with twin bed, sofa bed at the lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Outside: private pool with size 8 x 4 meters. Chairs and table by both the terrace and the pool. Surrounded by private land with fruit trees and vineyard. Little garden around the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and will be changed upon agreement if necessary. Please note that change of linen and towels will have an additional cost. Cleaning can be provided on request. Other: Great terrace connected to the kitchen with mountain views. Double-glazing windows.


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Nice Villa With Private Pool (check opening dates) and views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 16 reviews
Chipiona, Spain

Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property over a long 4-day weekend with my husband, another couple and their 4-month old baby and four dogs. We planned on using the house as a base from which to go hiking and explore Ronda from. The house was absolutely perfect and we had no issues. Lily met us at the entrance of town and showed us how to get to the house. If you are driving a large vehicle, you must be careful due to a very steep decline to the carport and narrow entryway. Lily showed us all the details for the house and answered any questions we had. It was too cold to use the swimming pool, but we did enjoy the back patio at dusk with a few drinks and even played bocce ball. The dogs loved roaming down in the vineyards and hiking the area.

We only live 2 hours away from this beautiful house and will be recommending all our friends visit and book a stay. With close proximity to Ronda and Juzcar, it was the ultimate weekend getaway for us.

Thank you Lily!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This villa is clean well equipped and full of character. The scenery is so pleasing that we spend most of our time outside. The pool is a great size, enough for a genuine swim. There are three clearly defined outside areas each of which offer comfort , peace and views to feast the eyes on. Wild life is all around if you take the time to look. The walk into the village takes less than ten minutes up hill and is worth the effort . We found warm kind faces and were made to feel welcome.

We had planned a few trips, Ronda and Jazcar were good to go, to but we so enjoyed the villa and pool that whilst out we wanted to get back. We left the villa rested, relaxed and full of desire to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved this place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here, beautiful views from raised patio area (+hammock) and pool. So quiet and relaxing, the only sounds being a cockerel, a couple of dogs and sometimes some goats from the hills behind.

It has all the essentials plus a dishwasher and washing machine should you need them. Two portable fans are also provided but we did not need them.

Hot and sunny days (but comfortable) followed by cooler nights, we preferred this area to the costal resorts temperature wise and no mosquito bites received either !!

Wi-Fi pleased the kids and allowed us to keep up to date, the en-suite shower is great and the water is always hot. The villa is plenty big enough for a family of four, there is also a large sofa bed in a side lounge which gave the kids a space of their own thus allowing us some peace.

The pool is a decent size for cooling off and for having a splash but the shallow end is approx 1.2 m so be aware if you have small children. There is also a small grassed area that has four holes for a bit of putting and a there is a set of boules.

The villa is situated at the end of a dirt track which has a very steep final discent so make sure your hire car is suitable as ours did struggle to get back up it. Also, don't drive through the narrow passages of the village, there is a road that goes around the edge of it and this leads directly to the dirt track.

The drive from Malaga takes about 1 hour 45 minutes with the last 45 minutes being very scenic as the road takes you up towards Ronda. The route is simple and the roads are excellent. The villa is about 20 minutes from Ronda which has very historic sites. Here you will find all the supermarket's and restaurants that you need. Cuisine tends to be mainly Spanish (Andalucian) or Italian with few restaurants catering for children.

A trip to Puerto Banus is worthwhile if you like flash cars and boats with a bit of TOWIE mixed in. Marbella has a nice promenade and a new shopping centre on its outskirts. Mijas has a good water park and the hillside village of Mijas is very pretty.

We definitely want to return, we had a lovely time and felt totally relaxed within a day of arriving.

The owners are lovely and ensure everything is as expected, they are always available should you need them.

Thank you Lily and Juan, we had a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven in the moutains

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lilly & Juan for the letting us stay at Casa Rural we have had the best holiday ever. Everyone in the village and surrounding villages was very warm and welcoming everywhere we went. We had some of the hottest days recorded for this time of the year so we spent our afternoons enjoying the well maintained pool and the fantastic views that came with it. To watch my 2 children playing in the pool and garden instead of being stuck to a tablet, mobile phone or video console was a priceless gift. The property was very well maintained and very clean and perfectly equipped. Evenings on the Terrace were spent sipping a lovely glass of Lily & Juan's own homemade white wine whilst we watched the wildlife come to life and enjoyed some of the clearest sky full of stars we had ever seen. We also managed to bring our 4 Pugs with us who had a fantastic time running up and down the property chasing each other. The ideal place to stay especially if you want a break from city life and the stress that comes with it. A day trip to Ronda is highly recommended again everyone there was fantastic and we found endless bargains shopping on the Main Street just off the Bull Ring. We also recommend a short trip to the next village along of Juzcar (Smurf Town) just make sure you visit it on a weekend or Spanish Holidays or you will find most places closed like we did.

Once again thank you Lily and Juan we will be back again with you very soon Casa Rural truly was a home from home..

John, Sigita, James & Angelica

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family: We are delighted that you enjoyed our property as this is our goal to have happy customers and we will work hard to keep up our guests' expectation. See you again soon. Lily & Juan
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Peace and privacy with a wonderful view.

  • 4 of 5

We went to Cartajima for some late summer sunshine and were not disappointed. The terrace and gardens have stunning views of the Genal valley and Los Riscos (The Crags). The location is extremely peaceful and private. It's tucked away at the end of the village. The access is down a short narrow track but is easily negotiable in a small car.

The villa was well appointed, very clean and we particularly appreciated the extensive collection of international film DVDs available to visitors.

Cartajima is very pretty but has limited facilities. We found an excellent traditional rural restaurant (El Anaffe) in the nearby village of Parauta. There are also a variety of good walks in the surrounding mountains, especially a circular walk in Los Riscos (signposted off the road to Juzcar).

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Parfait pour le repos

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines à Cartajima avec notre fille de 14 ans. La vue est magnifique, le logement est très bien équipé . La piscine et la terrasse sont parfaites pour se reposer. Depuis Cartajima il est facile d'aller au bord de la mer, à Ronda et à Seville. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Lilly et son mari, toujours disponibles et attentifs à leurs hôtes. Nous recommandons vivement ce logement.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Malaga or Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
El Horno de Frasquita
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
El Mirador del Genal
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you love hiking you can visit the Natural Park "Sierra de las Nieves" a Biosphere Reserve besides the whole area is a tribute to nature with its chestnust forests and the shape of the mountains' rocks that provides a unique landscape.

Cartajima – called the “atalaya” or watchtower by the ancients – is the highest village in Malaga province. Pretty, flower-filled, whitewashed, the original Moorish streets are narrow and mysterious. Lovely to visit in all seasons – it is especially riotous at Easter and in August when all the “imigrantes” who moved to France in the “years of hunger”, come back for their summer holidays. The 4-day August festival is an extraordinary extravaganza of food, dance, theatre, song, and partying.


45 minutes drive to the beaches of Marbella.


Closest airports: Málaga, Jerez and Gibraltar. Car is a must.


5 minutes walk to the picturesque village of Cartajima.

20 minutes drive to the beautiful city of Ronda.

Enjoy an evening with the kids visiting the "Smurf Village" it will only take you a 10 mins. drive.

If you love hiking you can visit the Natural Park "Sierra de las Nieves" a Biosphere Reserve.

Further Details:

Shops, pharmacy and house doctor in the village. The local hotel which is English owned provide dinner upon request. Their tlph. nr. 952 18 07 78

You can also have lunch or dine at the Restaurant "Mirador del Genal" which is located at the very entrance of the village by the local pool. Please be aware that during low season the restaurant will only be open on weekends and bank holidays.

There is also a local pub called "El Horno de Frasquita" where you can have a drink and a nibble.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21.85
Damage Deposit £174.81

Change over Day:
Flexible changeover day. Departures should be at 11 am. Arrivals after 04.00pm If the house is not rented prior arrival or departure we are flexible.
We are not able to accept arrivals after 22.00 p.m.

Notes on prices:
Rates displayed are weekly, if you wish to stay under a week please contact us via email or phone.
Swimming Pool: please be aware that pool is available from 15th May until the end of October. If you wish the pool to be available before or after a further 125€ will be charged.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.