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Nice Villa With Private Pool And A Wonderful View To The Mountains. Wifi

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Villa in Cartajima, Nr. Ronda, Andalucia, Spain - Vineyard, taste our own wine.

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 there is a winding road to arrive to the village. The house is very close to the village linked by a very short track steep by the end.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

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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12 Reviews

4.6
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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4

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: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing 2 week holiday in a really tranquil setting. We loved the spectacular views from the villa, with complete privacy & felt totally chilled out by the end of our stay. Cartajema is a very underated village & although small it was beautiful with the church at the centre. We much preferred it to Juczar & we even had tapas at the local bar going out of the village. The amenities in the villa were as described & we loved the choice of where to have our meals, by the pool or on the terrace. It was a great location for Ronda which was convenient for food shopping & sight seeing. It was also really handy that a torch was supplied when we walked down the track at night. We would definitely think about booking here again when we come back to the area. Lily & Juan were really helpful with advising us how to get to places & were always available with any queries. High recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is perfect for anyone wanting a quiet get away. Correspondence from Lily was faultless all the way through and we were met at the airport even though it was a ridiculously late arrival (01.00) and then we were delayed! Lily and her husband stayed until we had found our luggage in case we needed some help which was very sweet. We were given brilliant directions to the villa and it was spotless on arrival. We had one problem with the hot water (the gas ran out) and Lily was always on the end of the phone so was sorted that day. We were also told about the local village festivities which we went to and wine was on tap!

We weren't disturbed at all during the stay and it was lovely sitting down by the pool eating our dinner with the sun setting as well as the visiting swallows diving to drink from the pool each evening.

We had a car so were able to travel but it was so serene we didn't go anywhere apart from to the smurf village which was quaint but not much to do.

If you want an active holiday then this isn't for you but if you want to stay by the pool and spend some quality time with each other then this is perfect. The villa had everything we needed - the pool is cool and inviting and not overlooked at all. We had complete privacy the entire time. It's only a short walk from the village but up a track and up hill so make sure you take a torch as trying to negotiate it after a few wines is more difficult than we thought!

If you want a holiday away from everything and everyone then this is perfect. I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone - I'm looking at booking somewhere for this summer in another country and I realize just how spoiled we were. Hoping to come back soon.

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, your great comment has left me speechless, this year we have made some little improvements so there's more room in the kitchen, a dishwasher has also been installed and the so much requested wifi. I wish you a great holiday this year too.
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Location

From the Owner

All my family is from this area, I have received this land as heritage, my great grandfather owned it and before him, his father. The good thing about our house is that you are away from the crowd, but you can walk to the village, without needing a car, the path is a bit steep, but its only 5 mins.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga or Gibraltar at 130 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ronda at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Anafe in Parauta at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marbella at 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.

Coast/Beach:

45 minutes drive to the beaches of Marbella.

Travel:

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

Distances:

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW SEASON
3 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£209
for 2 nights
From
£105
£586
 
 
CHRISTMAS
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£419
for 4 nights
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£105
£628
 
 
LOW SEASON
3 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£209
for 2 nights
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£105
£586
 
 
EASTERN
9 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£419
for 4 nights
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£105
£628
 
 
MIDSEASON
18 Apr 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£419
for 4 nights
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£105
£628
 
 
HIGH SEASON
15 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£419
for 4 nights
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From
£113
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£586
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

Booking Notes:
For firm booking we request a 100€ refundable deposit upon departure, providing the property has not suffer damages. The rent will be paid upon arrival, or through the webpage. Please note that there is no bank at the village. Rates displayed are weekly, if you wish to stay less days please contact us, via email or phone.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Departures should be at 11 am. Arrivals after 02.00 pm If the house is not rented prior arrival or departure we are flexible For late arrivals or early departures we appreciate to be informed in advance so arrangements can be made

Notes on prices:
Rates displayed are weekly, if you wish to stay under a week please contact us via email or phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

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.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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