Jacaranda farmhouse sleeping 8 with option to book Studio sleeping max 5
Jacaranda is part of a 300 year old finca and is just a mile from the pretty Moorish village of Almogia. It is an easy walk to the 10 bars and restaurants, specialist shops, butchers, fishmongers, chemist, bank and supermarket. There are tennis courts here too. Jacaranda has both shaded and open terraces and lots of other quiet places so somewhere for all to relax. There are many plants and fruit trees, including nispero, almonds, figs, apples, oranges, lemons, limequats, apricots, nectarines, pears,grapes and carobs. Carob pods make an excellent treat for your pets so please take some home. The private pool area is superb and has a thatched cabana for shade or maybe have a massage, reiki or reflexology treatment here. There is wooden decking with sunbeds and a further terrace for dining out under the stars or maybe enjoy a beer watching the sunset. The pool is 8 x 4 metres and is fenced and gated. There are 3 bedrooms in Jacaranda, a family suite with an antique king size sleigh bed plus a smaller room, best for a cot and childs bed. or a single bed and cot and they share a bathroom. There is another double with antique 4 poster bed and a twin room ( with the option of a 3rd single) that has a wood burning stove. These rooms share a shower room. A cot and a small child's bed is also available.
The cosy sitting room has a log fire and a dining table, the kitchen is off this room and overlooks the covered terrace. This terrace has a large dining table and seating for 12/14, comfy sofas to relax on, some children's toys and a football table.
There is further accommodation in the downstairs studio which has a emperor sized antique 4 poster bed and the options of 2 singles plus cot or child sized bed. There is a family bathroom and there is a log fire in the sitting area. This studio is accessed from the restaurant garden and can be rented along with Jacaranda. If the main house is let the studio will not be rented separately thus ensuring the facilities are kept private. Prices for the studio only on application
Jacaranda is perfectly placed to enjoy some of Andalucia's best attractions, El Torcal with its amazing karst rock formations is nearby and boasts resident vultures, eagles and mountain goats, there is a visitor centre and an observatory here too. The newly opened Caminito del Rey is about an hour away and whilst not for the faint hearted should not be missed, El Chorro has wonderful lakes for swimming, rock jumping, picnic areas and gorge walking. Our local dam is a 10 minute drive where you can wild swim,kayak or just picnic and watch the turtles. Fishing is also possible here.
Malaga is a beautiful city with many museums and amazing exhibitions - it is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. It is named as one of the top 10 cities to visit. The tapas bars in the old quarter should be visited and to make it simpler and to maybe enjoy a fino or cerveza with your tapas there is a daily bus from the village, journey time is 30 mins.
The coast offers every kind of leisure activity you could wish for and there are some beautiful beaches only 40 mins away. Or maybe go further afield and visit Gibraltar with its incredible tax free prices and British flavour, or travel on to Tarifa where the Med meets the Atlantic. You can go whale and dolphin spotting from here and it is a water sports mecca as well as a beautiful old town. You can also take the hydrofoil to Morocco from here.
The major cities of Granada with its stunning Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, Cordoba or the beautiful Seville can be visited in a day as they are all within a 2 hour trip. The Sierra Nevada mountains offer great ski-ing and snowboarding too. Or maybe visit Ronda with its unique gorge, great shopping and elegant restaurants, or Antequerra, a town with 24 churches, specialist shops and a very Spanish feel.
Almogia is a very traditional but laid back whitewashed village with friendly people who will greet you with ' Ola' or 'Buenos Dias' whether they know you or not !, time really has stopped here in some ways. Horses are still used as transport, bullock carts are used and goats and donkeys roam the hillsides. There is a restored castle and many fiestas throughout the year too and you will be more than encouraged to join in. The annual Feria in August is a spectacle as is Almond day on the last Sunday in September. Semana Santa or Holy week is spectacular too
We have a small bar/restaurant on site, with its own entrance - open 4 days only - where you can meet the locals, join in with the chess club or just enjoy a beer and a game of darts or pool. We serve fresh home made food using local and our own produce. There is also a beer garden to relax in.
A local Englishman provides an airport pick up service and is also available to take you out for the day at a reasonable cost.
Linen, towels and pool towels, as well as electricity is included in the rates.
We do live on site but you will have complete privacy and we are just a knock away if you need us.
We do ask for a security deposit of either £200 or 250 euros which is of course fully refundable at the end of your holiday if there is no damage.
Top Traveller Review
The perfect escape
See you next time xx.
We look forward to welcoming you back here xx
About the Owner
We came here last year from the UK to experience a different way of life and Almogia and its people has really given us that. Bill was born in Glasgow and I was born in Manchester so you can see why moving to the sunshine was important for both of us ! We are early retirees with 3 adult children and one grandson and it would seem more friends than we realised previously....
Guestbook comments from the manager
' A laid back house with a creative atmosphere'
' Escape from tourism '
' A perfect holiday with lots to do on foot'
4.5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
The perfect escape
What a beautiful & tranquil place Jacaranda is . Thank you Kate & Bill for creating a perfect hideaway to recharge our batteries . We have taken away so many wonderful memories . Enjoying beautiful views which you can never tire of . To lounging round the pool perfect for our 3 teenagers & nights gazing at the stars & a nighttime swim . We loved our evenings eating at Milo's bar in the beautiful candle lit courtyard . Truly magical . We are a family of cyclists & Jacarandas location is a real hit for cyclists ... A true hidden gem ! Thank you Bill for organising bikes for us . What makes Jacaranda is Bill & Kate they are such warm & wonderful people who go above & beyond
See you next time xx.
A Perfect Getaway!
Jacaranda is a perfect place for getting out of the fast pace of everyday life and taking time off reading books, sunbathing and enjoying the nature. We stayed there at the end of June for 10 days, with a family of 7.
We really enjoyed the location - there is a beautiful view over the valley, just outside of the windows. Also, it is private and relaxing.
What makes this place really special, is the Milos Bar downstairs - it has lovely garden, where birds are chirping in the morning, in the evening, few guests enjoying their time under smooth garden lights. We had a dinner in Milos Bar few times, the menu was interesting and everything was delicious! When Milos Bar is closed (Mon-Wed), then you can grill some food yourself. The village's shop is only a few minutes drive from the location.
The pool area is very nice for sunbathing and taking a dip, when it gets too hot in the sun. It also has a small shade, where is good to take a break from the sun. In the evening, we had a dinner near the pool area - it has all the tables and chairs needed for it right there.
The house has many places to sit outside, sip a cooling drink and enjoy the scenery. Sometimes, you can spice it up with a game of table football or perpetual puzzle game.
Finally, when you are superrelaxed and would like to look around in the area, you have all the information needed available in the house and Kate & Bill there to help you.
Thank you, Kate & Bill! You have done a wonderful work with Jacaranda, it really is a special place for a holiday!
A peaceful oasis
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Jacaranda. I don't think we have ever gone away on holiday and completely relaxed to the extent we did last week.
The villa has a wonderful rustic charm with large comfortable bedrooms, spacious living area and a lovely large kitchen.
The gardens surrounding the villa provide many seating, eating and sunbathing areas and there are lots of shaded areas for you to chill.
The pool area is such a lovely place to 'just be'... there are plenty of sunbeds as well as a large wooden shade canopy to relax under.
We holidayed with our 2 sons and their girlfriends and felt that we all had our own space.
Milo's bar which was open Thursday to Sunday is a great place to have a quiet drink and mix with the Spanish and English locals who are all so very friendly. There was an open mic night and our son's girlfriend sang a few songs. You can also have a break from the bbq and sample some of Kate's lovely home made dishes.
Although we would have been more than happy to chill around the villa we did feel as though we ought to make use of the car we had hired.
Around the harbour at Malaga we enjoyed a nice evening out with lots of shops, bars and restaurants.
The water park at Torremolinos was a great day out also.
On Friday morning there is a large market at Tivoli world which we found very reasonable and a large selection of stalls.
We were also fortunate to experience a meditation at the Buddist Temple in Benalmadena.
Puerto Banus is lovely and we all enjoyed a stroll around the harbour marvelling at the wonderful yachts and designer shops.
It's worth having a little Spanish phrase book handy as in Almogia some of the bars and restaurants don't have menus so sometimes we found we weren't always sure what we had ordered to eat, but we always managed!
Saving the best till last... the owners Bill and Kate are one of the nicest couples we have ever been fortunate to meet. They are so warm, friendly and welcoming and really made our holiday perfect... Thank you Kate and Bill for everything!
Booked, arrived but didn’t stay, financial loss accordingly
The property wasn’t for us, the images on the website gave a different illusion to the standards and amenities available and should be updated with recent images, not as in some cases from the previous owners.
The directions to the property, the preparation and security of the accommodation for arriving guests should have been much, much better and of the standard as other properties we have rented from owners abroad over the last 20 years.
Investment in the bedding and some of the furnishings we believe is required to bring it to the 2014 image standards.
Overall a good location but images should reflect current owner’s standards and facilities
I can not rate this quaint place high enough. Up in the hills with a beautiful panoramic view stretching for miles. This quiet and peaceful farm house sits. Surrounded by acres of land. The villa we stayed in was an absolute delight, an open wood fire, stunning kitchen and homely feel through out. We spent each evening sat out on the terraced roof looking out into the gardens and the hills. Town is not to far at all, a beautiful white painted hilly village, with plenty of good food and places to socialise. The hosts are a beautiful couple, who are knowledgeable about the area and happy to sit and talk with you. A perfect get away.
This was a perfect holiday. The house is so big and the grounds beautifully designed. It's a minimum fuss place where you can completely relax. Giorgio and Miriam were wonderful and great fun. We were a group of 14 and spent time at the house but also on trips. There are so many places to choose from. We did all the shopping in the village and ate out there too. Loads to do on foot and wild swimming in the reservoir and lakes north of El Chorro. Night walks back from the village were amazing - so many stars.
The house is being sublet for next year and the new people are planning on doing it up, but I hope don't lose the incredibly relaxed feeling. We all loved it there, and it felt like an escape from tourism.
If you love laid-back houses and a creative atmosphere, book.
From the Owner
“Having searched for a long time we just happened by chance really on Casa Luna and for us it is just perfect, you really do know when you find the place that is right for you and this is it for us and we hope you too. The location is magical and to watch the sun rise and set over the mountains is beautiful. Almogia is old Spain with friendly people who still maintain the old traditions and we have been welcomed by the villagers and have made new friends who have helped us with the language and included us in their fiestas, village and family life. Yet we are only 30 minutes from Malaga with all its modern amenities,theatres, museums and great shopping so this really is the best of both worlds.”
Activity and Interests
There are several beaches in the Malaga area and the nearest is 30 mins away.
The Costa del Sol offers many beaches and further afield you can visit Gibraltar with its duty free shopping, Barbary Apes, and interesting caves and attractions, Tarifa - where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. This area is a mecca for watersports of all kinds. There are several beautiful beaches east of Malaga including Nerja with its amazing caves.
Malaga airport is 30 km away. Almogia, our village, is 1.5 km away. Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada can be visited on a day trip. There is a good bus service from the village to Malaga and in the summer there is a regular service to the water park, beach and Plaza Mayor shopping village with its many outlet stores, bars and restaurants and a cinema.
Malaga airport 30 km, Antequera ( AVE train station ) 40 km, Granada 85 km, Cordoba 90 km, Seville 120 km, nearest beaches are at Malaga 23 km, nearest Golf Course is 15 km from the house, next ones are in Antequera 40 km or Alhaurin at 30 km The beautiful ancient city of Ronda is about 90 mins away and should not be missed, it has fantastic restaurants and bars and lots of specialist shops too.
Casa Luna is just a short walk away from the whitewashed ancient Moorish cobblestone village of Almogia in the mountains of Malaga. El Torcal Natural Park is 20k away with its fascinating karst rock formations and observatory. The newly opened 'Caminito del Rey' is not for the faint hearted but should be visited. El Chorro has wonderful walks and gorges. There is a beautiful dam ten minutes away where you can wild swim or watch the turtles. Fuente del Piedra lake is home to thousands of migrating pink flamingoes and is less than an hour away. Loja again about an hour away has trout fishing, wonderful riverside walks and many restaurants offering trout and is a beautiful spot to spend the afternoon. The Lobo Park at Antequera is 45 mins away and there is a 'Howl night' every full moon which is incredible. It is lovely to be able to get so close to the wolves.
The coast offers every kind of leisure activity you could want including water parks, Tivoli world etc You can enjoy the latest craze of flyboarding on the coast or maybe hire a boat to go fishing, we can arrange that for you from here if you wish.
Almogia has a good selection of shops and restaurants, along with banks, chemist and local amenities including tennis courts.
There is a park for the children, and a petanque rink and the football team is always worth cheering on when at home.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
31 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Jan 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Reservations - 35% of the total cost by bank transfer
Balance - 6 weeks before the arrival date.
Deposits and final payments are not refundable, so we do advise that guests take out travel insurance in case they are obliged to cancel a reservation.
The garden studio is available for rent with the main house and is not let separately when Jacaranda is occupied, If you want to rent the studio with Jacaranda the charge is £250.
A security deposit of 250 Euro or £200 is payable on arrival. This will be returned on departure provided there are no issues in the properties.
Arrival and departure times
As a general rule check in is from 4 pm and check out by 12 noon.
We are flexible on these if we can be !
Notes on prices:
Christmas and New Year is by arrangement and we are happy to consider long lets.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Pool Table ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- bird watching
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, This bathroom is in the studio
- Jacaranda has 1 shower room and 1 bathroom. The bathroom is part of a family suite with one double bedroom and a smaller twin bedroom. The bedroom areas are separated by the bathroom. The studio has a bathroom with shower.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, A child's bed or cot can also be used in this room if needed
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, The family bathroom separates the 2 bedrooms.
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Large studio with bathroom separate from main house
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 including cot Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 bedrooms in total 3 in Jacaranda and one is a self contained studio. Jacaranda has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 9 max including cot The self contained studio is large with an antique emperor sized 4 poster bed and can easily accommodate a further 2 single beds and a cot or childs bed if required. It will never be let separately when Jacaranda is rented and It is accessed from the restaurant garden
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- 2 bicycles
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels and pool towels are included We do not offer a cleaning service ourselves but can arrange it if you require one.