Spacious Luxury Penthouse, Large Terraces Fantastic View Lush Tropical Organic Garden in the Middle of Nature Child-Safe Pool BBQ Calm Only 1km to town.
Caserio El Olivo is a spacious penthouse apartment over the entire top floor of a large Andalusian country house set in absolute natural tranquility. This is located in a lush and beautiful property surrounded by nature in an authentic Mediterranean setting. The whole property is 3000 sqm and is organic-certificated. The garden contains various orange, avocado and centenarian olive trees and many other Mediterranean fruit trees. There is a playground area as well as a child proof pool area with lawn all around. The apartment Caserio El Olivo is characterised by its large interiors, especially the wide living room and the bright spacious bedrooms – which have one bathroom attached to each. Both bedrooms and the living room have direct access to a very large, beautiful sunny terrace with great views of the garden, the valley and the mountains. All further spaces and a covered terrace are on one level. Everything is tastefully decorated, fully and well-furnished and very well equipped. The house contains all you need (for example, sharp kitchen knives, large red wine glasses, quality mattresses, bed linens and towels). The shared swimming pool (9x4m plus a shallow part) and the lawn area surrounding are fenced and completely childproof. All of these will certainly guarantee a restful, fun and relaxing holiday.
The penthouse is the whole upper floor of the main house on the property of 3000 sqm lush garden. I live in the lower part of this main house and I will make sure the peace and privacy of our guests is respected. In the lower part there is a small studio as well, which is also for rent. This means that you could rent the studio with the penthouse in case you are coming with a larger group. The property also houses another small holiday home, on the other end of the land, which is also for rent.
The pool area is shared by all holiday properties on the land. And all do have their own terrace, garden and barbecue.The lush garden is very child-friendly and it has a playground with a slide tower, tire swing, rocking horse, toys and a football field with one goal. You can pick our delicious lemons and oranges and make fresh juice all the way from November to June.
The property is only 1km away from town (10-15 minutes walking distance) but it still provides with all the quietness and tranquility of pure nature to make your holiday as pleasant and relaxing as possible.
I live in the lower ground floor and I will take into account the peace and privacy of our guests. I will also be totally available to help out with any queries, suggestions, ideas and touristic information when necessary.
We are able to share our experience gathered here over 20 years and offer you practical tips on activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, cultural events, ticket reservations (for example, Alhambra tickets), etc. so that you are able to experience the authentic Andalusian culture. In addition, we can organise and facilitate flamenco classes, cooking courses, riding tours, alpine hiking tours and ski days.
We can arrange car hire from Malaga Airport with a very efficient car rental company with excellent services (small company, no queuing, quick and personalised service, no pre-charged petrol, etc.). The service refers to a new air conditioned car with full comprehensive insurance without any excess for two named drivers.
Staying with us, a visit to the Alhambra in Granada is an absolute must. The Alhambra is Europe’s largest and best preserved Moorish (Arabic-Medieval) palace and fortress-building, with unimaginable beauty and refinement. As it is also one of Europe’s most visited monuments, we recommend booking tickets in advance (ideally with a few months´ notice) following this link:
To print out the tickets at the cash point of the Caixa Bank in Órgiva or at the Alhambra entrance, it is important to present the same credit/cash card which was used for the online payment.
Our prices are for the entire estate (property, garden and shared pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children fewer than 12 is free. The rate includes all utilities such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood (during winter), a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
The final cleaning fee of 45€ is for our professional cleaning staff and the 40€ for the complete welcome service set which contains the following:
- Complete clean linen set of quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, pool/beach), kitchen cloths, sponges, set soap and toilet paper, candles and matches.
- A welcome food pack for a first snack with bread, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of wine and a fruit bowl.
- Personalized reception at a meeting point in the village as well the guiding and the introduction to the property.
These fees will be charged upon your arrival only once as one single payment, as it is a unique value, independent of the length of your stay. This will ensure that you will find the property in spotless condition giving your holiday the perfect start.
We provide high chairs and cots for free.
Changeover day is on Saturdays during summer season (start of July to end of August). The rest of the year we can be flexible and arrange for a different day of the week. Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. From November to March we also offer long let rates for 800€ - 1.200€ per month (depending of dates and length of stay) on special conditions (min. two months). We can also offer special rates for last minutes bookings. The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.
Our property is a lawful family-tourism business which is registered and monitored by the Spanish Tourism Authority (Consejería de Turismo y Deporte) which guarantees the highest standards for safety, hygiene and quality. It also has the official Andalusian seal ACROCOLOR as an organic olive and orange farm.
We have over 20 years of experience as landlords and the continuous improvement of the houses will guarantee our guests a thoroughly smooth and relaxing holiday. This can be confirmed by the excellent feedback left by our wonderful guests (please check our reviews).
We respond to every request even if the house is already booked. If you do not receive a reply it may be due to a technical issue or an error in the email address that you specified. Therefore, feel free to call our phone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarras, in the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny micro climate all year round. You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucia intimately, away from the busy touristic spots. Straight from the house, you can enjoy wonderful walks through the valley or up to the hills. By car, you can have amazing excursions to the high part of the 'Las Alpujarras' with its white and picturesque mountain villages or to the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484 m and is replete with a unique wildlife, beautiful rivers and pristine lagoons. The house is only 25 minutes driving distance to the coast, 40 minutes to Granada (one of the most beautiful and lively historic and cultural cities in the world) and little over than one hour to Sierra Nevada ski resorts.
Day trips can include beautiful destinations such as Córdoba, Ronda Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.
Blessed with gorgeous weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events: you can ski all the way from end of November to April; olive harvest for our own biological olive oil begins in December; almond bloom starts in January; in March, Órgiva celebrates its patron saint with spectacular fireworks; during Easter time there are impressive marches and processions; the historical and revered orange blossom El Azahar occurs in April, filling the valley with its enticing scents; May is an excellent month to go hiking; Granada’s famous Féria with daily corridas de toros (bullfighting) happens in June; July and August vibrate with cheerful and animated village festivals; in September you can enjoy the warm waters in the stunning Mediterranean beaches; the Féria of Órgiva (harvest festival) happens in early October; and in November the local bars start to light their open fireplaces where people enjoy roasting chestnuts.
Whatever the season is, the region remains lively and vibrant with enjoyable activities. All over the year and across the whole region (mountains and coast), restaurants, cafes and beach bars by the sea are open and will give you the chance to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalucian lifestyle.
Top Traveller Review
Great holiday in a beautiful location
About the Owner
I came across the Alpujarras by chance during my journey through Spain in the mid 80's. This was about the same time as the famous book writer Chris Stewart arrived into the area. Years later he published his bestseller ‘Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia (The Lemons Trilogy)’ where he tells all these funny tales and amazing experiences he had in this very region. I also discovered the same sort of authentic unspoiled paradise as he did. Back then, south of Granada was very different to what it is now. The area was impoverished, there were not many cars around but lots of donkeys instead, TV was a novelty and people actually 'lived' in the bars. There was no VAT tax yet and no motorway for hundreds of miles. Granada was a day journey away and northern Europe a different planet. I was in heaven. I’ve been living in this area for almost 30 years and my children were born and grew up here. I absolutely love this region. Since then, I've been exploring the many things this area has to offer: hiking, skiing, cycling, snorkeling, biking, cooking, climbing and partying, of course. It´s my home and it feels like paradise!
Guestbook comments from the owner
A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE IN ALPUJARRAS
5 out of 5
We stayed at Caserio el Olivo for a week in early June 2014 and had an amazing time. The apartment is excellent, from the tastefully decorated bedroom with a large and comfy double bed, a nice bathroom, and a lovely kitchen. But best of all was having breakfast every morning on the wonderful terrace with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada. The garden is full of fruit trees and you can relax in their shade or cool off in the pool (perhaps with a cocktail ;) Orgiva itself is a very interesting village where you can meet some surprising characters and the whole area is beautiful and well worth exploring. We're definitely coming back to this little piece of paradise!
AN ENCHANTING PLACE TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS
5 out of 5
We spent a really nice two weeks at Oliver's place. He is an incredible host who was really happy to show us around and to tell us a lot of interesting stories about Orgiva and it's surroundings. The penthouse was perfect- cosy and welcoming with the most beautiful view of Orgiva and the surrounding mountains. We really enjoyed spending our siestas under the shades of the ancient olive trees, and cooling our heels in the swimming pool. All in all, we are more than happy that we spent our holidays here, and would definitely recommend it to everyone!
FERIEN IM PARADIES
5 out of 5
Wir haben wunderbare Ferien im Caserio el Olivo verbracht - die Kinder vergnügten sich im Pool, das so gesichert und leicht zu überwachen ist, das wir Eltern sogar zum Lesen oder entspannten Gesprächen Zeit fanden. Wir haben wunderbare Ausflüge unternommen und von Oli köstliche Tipps zur kulinarischen Untermalung unseres Urlaubes bekommen. Einfach rundherum tollé Ferien und wir kommen sicher wieder.
ACTUALLY MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WE EXPECTED!
5 out of 5
As experienced holiday makers on private holiday properties, we have found here one of our favourite places ever.
As the description on the web-site says, everything is well done, done with love, at a high standard and even more beautiful than it looks on the pictures: Furnishing, equipment, facilities, decoration, cleanliness, mattresses, the amazing terrace, the beautiful garden, the tranquillity and calm, the views… in the middle of nature but only ten minutes walking distance to town!
Remarkably as well the really nice, personal reception, and the detailed and good advises and information about what to see and what to do in the area.
Also to mention, the nice detail of the lovely welcome snack. This makes you feel on holiday right from the first moment on. We will be back!
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Great holiday in a beautiful location
The property was exactly as described and suited the three of us perfectly, 2 adults and a 4 year old. The accommodation was clean, well maintained, and comfortable, providing everything we could need. The terrace is a great area to eat at any time of day. The pool and gardens were lovely to relax and play around and were safe for our daughter. Weather, as expected, was superb. Oliver is a welcoming, charming and helpful host
perfect holiday house for toddlers (and parents)
we stayed in the charming ferry tale cottage 'cortijo el potro'. the house was lovely, very comfortable and clean, nice bedding and towels, good matrasses, very spacious, well equipped.
the view, outside space and covered terrace are very beautiful and idyllic.
it was the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation with our two boys (aged 4 and 2). the whole property is very safe for children. the pool was absolutely perfect as it has a 'childrens' area when they could stand and also shallow steps where they could play, and a closable gate, while at the same time being very close to the terrace and house. there is a swing and playhouse with slide.
We would definitely recommend this house for a family with toddlers. it is not easy to find such a toddler friendly house in this kind of idyllic setting.
location is also very good: alhambra, beach, walking, mountains, charming villages, river... all within easy reach (if you have a car).
the only thing we 'missed' was a dish washer.
Comfortable place, also for families
If you are looking for a stay in a comfortable house, with a lot of space both inside and outside, quite but near a lively village, this is the place. The house is complete and clean, and the view from the terrace is beautiful. There is a garden all around the property and the child-friendly pool is surrounded by a fence. Oliver, the very kind owner, is there to answer any question and to help out if needed. If you have a car (recommended), the beach, nice mountain villages and hiking areas are easy to reach within 30 minutes. Orgiva has good restaurants and bars, friendly people and a lively market once a week, where people offer fresh fruits and vegetables, crafted jewelry and gadgets, and many natural, home made products.
If you are planning to go to Alhambra, make sure you get a tour guide, because there is no sign or information whatsoever. And buy your tickets in advance, as soon as possible.
This is a place to come back to!
From the Owner
“The privileged and quiet area set in absolute natural tranquility right above the village and only 1km away from town (10-15 minutes walking and 2 minutes by car). This is the perfect location to explore the immediate wild surroundings, Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Granada and the Costa Tropical.”
Activity and Interests
Caserio El Olivo is just 1km away from the town Órgiva, with easy access by car and it only takes about 10 minutes walk to reach it. The property is located in the south-faced slopes of the impressive Sierra Nevada and just 30 minutes away from the beautiful sandy beaches of the Costa Tropical.
This region is characterised by its lush Mediterranean landscape with diverse and fertile vegetation, Europe´s cleanest starry sky and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Sierra Nevada provides the region with fresh water, which finds its way through the ‘Acequias’ all along into the terraced fields. Acequias are ancient Moorish irrigation channels built into the rocks which cross the hilts all over the region. There are amazing opportunities to explore the stunning nature with pleasurable walks and hiking tours.
The closest town, Órgiva, is a lively, southern Andalusian town, picturesquely situated in a large valley in the middle of a wild mountain landscape, surrounded by rivers, olive and orange groves between Granada and the coast. It has numerous street cafes, bars, restaurants, terraces, small shops, a weekly market and an old-fashioned market hall with fish, meat and vegetable stands. Órgiva also has supermarkets, organic shops, banks, a post office and an emergency hospital.
Only 7 km away is the traditional spa-town Lanjarón, with its ancient but recently renovated baths offering various wellness services.
Granada is situated just 50km away from the house. Its marvelous and indescribable beauty with breathtaking Moorish-medieval palaces of the Alhambra makes this city one of the true gems of Europe.
There are three excellent golf courses within the radius of 30km from the property.
And there is also, of course, Sierra Nevada. This is Spain´s most modern ski resort and the one with the most sunny days in the whole Europe. It has an altitude between 2000m and 3400m over 110km of slopes. High snow, long and wide pistes, reasonable prices and a surprisingly comfortable atmosphere make Sierra Nevada an exceptional ski destination.
After a ski day, there will be a fire in the fireplace and a freshly squeezed orange juice waiting for you in the house. On request, you can also book an irresistible hot Finnish wood-fired sauna.
The privileged location of this property gives you the unique opportunity to choose between going skiing in the Sierra Nevada, enjoying the urban and cultural buzz of Granada, sunbathing on the beach, exploring the local nature or staying in the house having a barbecue in the garden.
CULTURE AND FOOD
The nearly 800-year-long period Moors and Arab culture has influenced the landscapes of Alpujarra more than any other Spanish regions. The culture of the Moors is reflected in the architecture as well as in the arts and crafts, music and cooking. But above all, the Moors cultivated the land, built terraces and irrigation ditches, and brought a variety of plants and fruits from the East that shaped the landscape until the present days. Órgiva is known for its millenary olive trees, some which were planted by the Romans, with their powerful, distinctive gnarled trunks. Today there is an interesting addition to the old traditional alternative culture of artists, craftspeople, organic farmers or shops, Arabian tearooms, yoga and flamenco schools and a Buddhist center.
Culinary highlights in Órgiva: Spain is a gourmet's paradise and a country that enjoys the pleasure of food. The cuisine of the Alpujarra lives from the natural flavor of its products due to the unique combination of different altitudes, temperatures, natural waters and microclimate. As such, its cuisine oozes of colorful and vibrant taste. There is a vast myriad of delicious stews (including the world-famous paella), air-dried mountain ham, salames, chorizos, mountain cheese, seafood, fresh vegetables, wine, Cava, Sidra, and other local dishes which are considered world-class foods. Many of these specialties are served as tapas (delicious nibbles that come with a drink – beer, glass of wine or sherry).
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and pool) for up to 4 adults. Any extra bedding is charged 10€ per day. But extra bedding for children under 12 is free. The rate includes all utilities such as Wi-Fi, gas, electricity, firewood (during winter), a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
There is a final cleaning fee of 45€ for our professional cleaning staff plus 40€ for a complete set which contains the following: complete laundry, quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, pool/beach), kitchen cloths, sponges, set soap and toilet paper, candles and matches, and a welcome food pack for a first snack (bread, butter, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of wine and a fruit bowl), a personalized reception at a meeting point in the village and introduction to the property. These fees will be charged upon your arrival only once as one single payment, as it is a unique value, independent of the length of your stay. This will ensure that you will find the property in spotless condition giving your holiday the perfect start.
Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. From November to March we also offer long let rates for 800€ - 1.200€ per month (depending of dates and length of stay) on special conditions (min. two months).
Because of the versatile pricing specification options (day-week-month-weekend rates), it could come to price overlaps. In these cases, we calculate the best rate for you.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Cortijo El Olivo is a wonderful and spacious penthouse apartment over the entire top floor of a large Andalusian country villa with a gorgeous Mediterranean garden, large swimming pool area, cozy and bright indoors, a sunny terrace and a breathtaking view of the mountains. Secluded and yet close to town, its quality standards, finishing details and comfort guarantees a lovely place for the whole family to enjoy a wonderful, fun and relaxing holiday. Its special location offers the unique opportunity to discover the natural Andalucía with its ancient Moorish villages, mountainous landscapes, Mediterranean beaches, the mighty Sierra Nevada and the historic town of Granada among many other spectacular sites. I am more than happy to share my knowledge gathered over the last three decades to give you suggestions on the best places to visit, the local foods to enjoy and all the unmissable activities you can experience in this Andalusian treasure.”
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Sauna ...
- Private Chef
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- naturist beach
- theme parks
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- water skiing
- whitewater rafting
- 100 m²
- Large bathroom, fully equipped attached to bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Hair dryer, all towels, soap, toilet paper are all prepared
- Fully equipped bathroom attached to bedroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Hair dryer, all towels, soap, toilet paper are all prepared
- All bathrooms are fully equipped with hair dryer, step booster, children’s stool of solid wooden furniture and Arabic bathroom tiles on the walls. Hand-facial-bathing and pool/beach towels, a set of soap, shower gel and toilet paper is always provided.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Cocy Bedroom 13 sqm with attached bathroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Direct access to the large terrace by a patio door
- Large Bedroom, 20 sqm with attached bathroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Direct access to both terraces by large patio doors
- All bedrooms are equipped with new and good quality 2 meters sprung mattresses and continental quilts with very good cotton coatings, all new and of European standard in size and quality. Each Bedroom has direct access to the sun terrace by a patio door. The excellent construction and insulation and thermo-glazed windows make a winter evening or a siesta on a hot summer afternoon to a pleasantly pleasure. High chairs and cots with complete bedding will be provided on request at no charge.
- Balcony ...
- Ski & Snowboard
- Water Sports Gear
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Booking Possible
- Catering available
- On the subject “homeowner lives in the same grounds”: We as homeowners are aware that our guests not only trust about a certain amount of money, it is about about something much more valuable; a part of their annual holidays. In this regard, your holiday is guaranteed in good hands. Small, weekly work on the land, such as cleaning the pool and watering are the only moments in which I have to appear briefly in the garden. Otherwise, I take extraordinary regardless of the preferences of our guests, whether they are looking for some contact rather they prefer a private and peaceful holiday. On the subject sharing the pool area with other guests: The whole property and its gardens are lush generous and the type of accommodation, the area and the booking process directly with us via the Internet reached guests with a trusting, open, flexible, natural and very easy going profile. Since we rent, we had only very positive experiences in this way.