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Large Private Pool, 7 Spacious Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms (4 En-suite) Three Terraces

People13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Valle de Lecrin, Lecrin Valley, Granada Province, Andalucia, Spain - Generously Proportioned For Maximum Comfort, Ideal For Large Groups of Families and Friends

Casa Antonio is a spacious 7 bedroomed villa, of which 4 bedrooms open onto a terrace or balcony and most have fine views of the mountains and garden. There are indoor and outdoor areas for 13 to dine or relax together. The large, warm, solar-heated pool has shaded seating, tables and a sun terrace.

The house and garden has plenty of space for children to play freely, while a secure gate stops children entering the pool and garden unsupervised. From the villa it's 10 minutes walk to the lively Andalusian pueblo, Talara, offering busy bars serving free (yes free!) tapas with every drink and shops providing local produce, including the best butcher in the valley. Day trips to the coast are a breeze, as are outings to Granada and the unmissable Alhambra Palace. The white villages of the Alpujarra are just as easily reached.


Property Manager
Marijke Peters
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Marijke Peters

Hi, my name is Marijke. My parents live here in Chite (pronounced "Cheetay") during the winter months but return to England in the summer. They would like people to enjoy staying in their home during the summer months and make use of the pool and garden, so I'm here to help run the rental side. Please get in touch with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Marijke Peters purchased this villa in 2001

Why Marijke Peters chose Lecrín

Our family wanted an easy place to escape to where it was warm, where we could swim, garden, cook and relax with friends and family. We love the variety the area has to offer: Chite is in a beautiful, tranquil setting in a valley surrounded by citrus groves, and with the convenience of town shops and markets close by. A short drive can take you to the culture and life in Granada, or up high to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, or to the subtropical climate down at the beach. Here you can appreciate a more laid back way of life, enjoy both culture and nature, or simply be comfortable at home lounging in the shade by the pool. Steeped in rural charm, Chite is a world away from the UK but only an hour and half's drive from Malaga or thirty minutes from Granada.

What makes this villa unique

The villa has the benefit of being a spacious family home that is well loved, considered and functional. Every effort has been made to help life here run smoothly. The house and garden is on three levels offering plenty of different spaces where you can choose to spend your time, either in the sun or shade, alone or with your group. Whether taking in the morning views across the valley or gathering for your evening barbecue whilst catching the last rays of sun, it really is a joy to be in.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'Just wanted to email you to say that we had a wonderful holiday in your beautiful house in Spain. Thank you so much. We definitely hope to return in the future!' A Scott (Aug 2014)



'We had an excellent holiday, Emma and Richard were very helpful.' A Miles (July 14)
Feb 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Granada and Malaga
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Salobrena
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Walking is a must in this area. We are in close proximity to the GR7, the G142 and the Sulayr High Sierra Circuit which at over 2000m altitude is cool even in the high summer months. Also try the Monachil Gorge walk, one of the most exciting gorge walks in the whole of Spain.

Horseriding can be arranged in the Sierra from Lanjaron. Cycle hire details are in the house.

There is a local, regular Spanish/English language exchange called Intercambio which guests are free to join in with, if they fancy practising the lingo!

Nerja Caves on the coast provide a welcome cool family outing, with over 5 km of stalagmite covered interiors, one claiming to be the largest in the discovered world measuring 32m high.

Coast/Beach:

A 25 minute drive along the new motorway takes you to the beach resort of Salobreña on the Costa Tropical. A beach town beloved by Spaniards for its fantastic fish restaurants and low slung charm. You can find delightful little-known beaches to the East and West of Salobreña - just ask! Almunecar offers a hang-glider's paradise at Playa Velilla and Aqualand is a great option for kids.

Travel:

Malaga airport is 90 mins quiet drive along the motorway.

Granada airport is a 30 mins drive. Direct flights with BA from London City. Also connections from Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.

Car-hire is definitely recommended but not essential. There are frequent buses from Malaga and Granada.

Distances:

12 minute walk to Talara, our nearest village with all amenities, bars, shops, bank, restaurants etc.

Durcal - market town and supermarket 7km

Granada - 35km

Salobreña - 35km

Lanjaron - 11km

Orgiva - 29km

A 15 minute radius provides you with 7 pretty lower Alpujarran villages, all celebrating their "fiesta mayor" during the summer season. Follow the fireworks to find the party!

Aqua Tropic Water Park - 47km

Aguaola Water Park Granada - 36km

Nerja Caves - 66km

Monachil Gorge - 36km

Further Details:

The local baker delivers to the door. You can buy bread, croissants, ciabatta and all sorts of pastries for breakfast. A van with fresh fish and one selling eggs calls in the street outside weekly. Nearby Talara has a great butchers for your barbecues, where you can practise your Spanish or just point out what you'd like! For a large supermarket shop, Durcal is ten minutes away and also has a lively weekly market selling local produce from the province: artisan cheese, bread, roasted chickens, spices etc.

We can arrange for a local chef to come to the house to cook for your party. He offers a variety of regional specialities, including good local wines.

As well as the unmissable Alhambra Palace, the city of Granada has a great science park for children, an open air cinema, theatre hall, bustling shops and busy tapas bars serving all night. There are Moorish tea houses, flamenco performances and the fabulous Hammam Al Andalus where you can enjoy the Arabic influence on Andalucian culture in a spa setting.

The nearby village of Nigüelas has a great open air bar putting on local bands and flamenco fusion in a laid back atmosphere. Concerts, film nights and fiestas vie for your attention during the summer months. The valley is teeming with creative energy and the only problem you might encounter is which event to take in. You might need to stay for longer!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lecrín in Valle de Lecrín

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bed 1 and 4 with bath, bidet En-suite to bed 2 with shower En-suite to bed 3 with shower En-suite to bed 5 with shower Shower room with toilet for rooms 6 & 7 Guest WC & basin on ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 13 in 7 Bedrooms 1ST FLOOR Bedroom 1, double, terrace Bedroom 2, double Bedroom 3, 2 x singles Bedroom 4, single bed & cot, joined to Bed 1 GARDEN FLOOR Bedroom 5, double bed, terrace Bedroom 6, double bed, terrace Bedroom 7, 2 x singles, terrace, huge room for play
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Fans are provided for all bedrooms with a ceiling fan in one. The house has solar heated water. There is a DVD player and although there is no British TV you can connect the TV via an HDMI cable to your laptop. Good variety of books and DVDs. There is fast Wifi throughout the house. Single beds can be moved into most of the other bedrooms if required. There is a high chair and cot. Outside: The large orchard style garden is loaded with citrus fruit, olive, fig, nispero, grape vines, and a huge variety of scented climbers, flowers, shrubs, as well as native aloes and palms. The private pool is 9 x 5m, heated by the sun for a longer swimming season. Guests have sole use of the pool, which is gated. Built-in shaded seating for 12 with a further four loungers. The pool has a night light for those essential cool night swims! There is an outside kitchen area with fridge for pool side drinks, small hob, sink and prep area. Also a large BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying racks. Iron and ironing board. 1 hairdryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are changed weekly and included in the price. Two towels are provided for bathroom and pool/beach use. A mid week clean can be arranged at a further cost. Other: The kitchen has a large extendable dining table. There are three outdoor terraces. Ample parking in front of houses on street.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect Family Holiday in Spain

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a great week in Chite! The house is perfectly set up for families or groups of friends, with loads of space, nice bedrooms and a great garden and pool. It's even better than the photos! From the house we were able to easily visit Granada, nearby towns and villages and the beaches. We had great weather the whole time we were there, over 30 degrees and sunny every day. The owners and neighbours were very accommodating and very helpful with loads of great tips for places to visit, markets, restaurants and bars. We couldn't recommend this place highly enough, and will definitely be returning for another holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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4

Fantastic location, brilliant views

  • 4 of 5

In terms of location, this was perfect. There were 12 of us, ranging from 19 to 68 on a family holiday for my birthday. The views are fantastic, breathtaking in fact. It is located in a small village about ½ an hour from Grenada. It has a great sized pool which was solar powered and was like jumping into a bath when we went there in July. Marjike was very helpful with dealing with our enquiries prior to our holiday and sent some useful information prior to our stay.

There is an information booklet in the villa which needs updating as it states that everywhere is shut on a Sunday which isn’t the case. The main supermarket is about 5 minutes away by car and stocks pretty much everything you need. And, best of it is…..food/drink was cheap as chips as it is out of the tourist area. For 12 adults, we ate and drank like kings and queens for the full week. We have budgeted food and drink at £100 a person but it actually worked out at £75 per person (and we got through a lot of wine and beer!).

If you walk into the village there are various local bars and for each drink you order, you get a free tapas (in one of the bars we went to, we actually got a choice of about 8!). These are almost like light lunches rather than finger food. We had lots of variety including paella, mini burgers and fries, pasta with bolognaise, chorizo…..the list goes on). We did not see any other holiday makers as it is effectively off the beaten tourist track which suited us completely. There are a few ex-pats that live around that area (don’t blame them) which included Emma who was on call if we needed anything.

There are also a number of mini supermarkets in the village which stock most things. Be sure to go to the garage as it seems to stock absolutely everything including beautiful pottery. We didn’t find the butchers until the last day and having had a peak through the window, I would definitely recommend seeking this out first.

So, all in all, a fantastic holiday, if you want sun and relaxation in a fantastic setting. There were a few downsides which were a bit disappointing. The property is very tired and lacking in TLC. In our bedroom the mattress was stained, all bedding in all rooms was very old and in need of an upgrade. In the downstairs area, there are three rooms but this is almost like a self contained area of the house with a mini kitchen section. Downside of this is part of the house is that the beds were awful. My sister and her husband had

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious house ideal for large families

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet location. Pool was lovely and walks through on the doorstep orange groves were great. House was very large and well equipped and we all enjoyed the space and style. Village nearby had nice feel to it. Good location for trips especially Granada. Great place for lazy days and would suit a group of families as the layout lends itself well to having good shared areas and the ability to have a bit of private space.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect villa, beautiful location. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the Lecrin Valley.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for eleven days, there were 13 of us in total ranging from 1to 45years old. The villa was plenty large enough, even space to avoid the madness. From start to finish it was an easy experience, the owner replied to emails quickly and the housekeeper made us all very welcome nothing was an inconvenience she even popped in to inform us of local events. You will need a car to explore this beautiful area, a particular highlight for us was the cave houses. We found the villa information guide very useful.

Highly recommend this area for people who really want the Spanish experience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great little hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a sunny valley dripping with Orange and Lemon trees below the Sierra Nevada, this house was a superb find. We came here as a big group and as such each of us needed our own space. There's plenty of that - with the lower ground and 1st floor separated by a cool communal ground floor which includes a massive kitchen and diner, a beautiful shaded terrace to squeeze your own oranges (they supply the squeezer and the oranges!!) and a large sitting room with nice central log burner. The master bedroom has the most ridiculously beautiful balcony view and there is an extra level for gin and tonics at sundown.

The pool provides a very welcome break from the sun and is surrounded by a stunning colourful garden. The house let us chill comfortably and was in great condition, and for those in need of access to their mod-cons, the wifi was excellent (even with 9 of us accessing internet intermittently) and there is a really good collection of DVD's if you just wanted to chill out in the evening.

For the more active visitor there is plenty to do locally - we hired mountain bikes from Monachil near Granada and rode across the Sierra Nevada (1700m of climbing and awesome descents), used the bikes with the house for trips up the hill (5 minutes cycle) to get bread and meat from the awesome Carniceria/panaderia, whilst my brothers went for a morning of snow boarding (less than an hour away). The coast is only 40 minutes to the south, the Alhambra only 40 minutes to the north and we'll be back to check out the rest of the area.

Wish we had more time!! Thank you to our lovely hosts for your tips and guidance on what to do and where.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a week’s holiday at Casa Antonio and what a week we had celebrating the birthdays of three of our group of eight….all ladies of a certain age! From the minute we stepped through the doors of this amazing villa we knew that we were in for a truly Spanish experience. Breakfast on the balcony, taking in the fragrance of all the fruit trees and flowers in the garden, lunch by the pool which lapped like the sea, and evening meals watching the sun set over the hills and terracotta roof tops. Arriving on a bank holiday weekend meant the shops were shut but this was no problem thanks to Emma who looks after the villa for the owners and who greeted us with all the necessary supplies and lots of useful information for our stay. Not that we needed to worry much about shopping for food. We were invited to use any of the fruit and veg in the garden so we feasted on oranges, lemons, the largest spring onions you’ve ever seen, broad beans and leeks. …oh and bread from the bread man every morning and wine from the Waitrose-style supermarket in Durcal at 2.5 euro a bottle! One very useful tip on walking to the nearest town,Talara – go via the road to Upper Chite as it’s much safer than the car route particularly at night. We wanted to do something special and Spanish as a surprise for one of our birthday girls who was celebrating her actual birthday whilst we were there. It had to be a lesson in Flamenco dancing accompanied by Spanish guitar and thanks to Sara, the owner of the villa, we were able to make it happen. We had hired two cars from a local company just outside Malaga which we collected via the courtesy bus service at the airport – better than queuing for ages at the airport car rental desks. This meant we could fulfill a lifetime ambition for one of our group – a visit to the Alhambra Palace. As befits its remarkable place in history, this is both iconic and beautiful. One tip – book online before you go – less queuing! We were also able to tackle the Monachil Gorge walk – expect 7 hanging bridges - ‘I’m a Celebrity’ style – and hand rails to get you past the rocks overhanging the gorge path. Not for the fainthearted but what amazing views and an incredible sense of achievement at the end! One final highlight – the Wednesday market in Durcal. Head for the herbs and spices stall and there is a veritable feast of choice. The ‘cooking chicken’ stand is also a must.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lecrín, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,071
for 5 nights
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We take bank transfers in UK sterling. A 50% booking deposit is payable to secure your dates, with the remainder due 4 weeks prior to arrival. We take a £200 security deposit to be paid alongside the final balance payment,which will be returned to you after your holiday within 1 week.

Changeover Day:
Friday is usually changeover day but there is some flexibility. Please contact me to check availability. Check out is 10am and check in from 4pm. We can be flexible with this to fit in around flight availability. We prefer guests to arrive before 10pm where possible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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