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A Large Country House With A Private Pool



Updated: 28-Jul-2016
A private, 4 bed-roomed house in its own grounds with beautiful views

Cortijo Jacaranda is a beautifully restored country house set in 7 acres of olive, almond and orange trees overlooking the surrounding countryside of Andalucia. Situated in the small hamlet of Los Lopez but only twenty minutes drive from the market town of Huercal Overa. The house has all the comforts of home with the space to have a relaxing holiday.

Its situation is ideal for cycling and walking holidays or just relaxing by the large private pool.

The house will accommodate up to eight people in three double and one twin bedrooms. There is an upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower room in the house and a further shower room poolside (all with WCs).

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Cortijo Jacaranda has been a labour of love and was our family home for ten years. Bought in 2001 the house was a very basic old house with no kitchen and ancient facilities. We loved it on sight!

The house has now been completely renovated with a modern kitchen and new bathrooms and of course the pool which is the main feature in the summertime. Although we only started letting the house out last year we have had very positive feedback from our guests, some of whom are returning next summer.

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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


The villia was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We have been traveling to Spain for 11 years, and to the Santa Maria area for the past 3, as we love the surrounding areas of mountains and small villages away from packed tourist areas.

This villa is the best we've ever stayed in. It was so big and had a real feel of Spain. Each room highly decorated and special. There were only 5 of us and we could have spent the whole holiday without seeing each other!

Because it was around 36-45 degrees we spent most of our time outside and all outside areas were practical with seating and tables and all covered with fly screens. There 3 different areas out side to relax and eat.

The pool is amazing so large and the pool area has its own shower, toilet, kitchen and covered shaded seating area.

If I could award 10 stars instead of 5 I would. The villa made the holiday special and although my teenage niece and 23 year old daughter moaned on arrival about no internet, by the end of day one they had forgotten about it as we spent quality family time sitting around talking!

The villa had everything you needed and more. Karen and Lee who look after the villa were lovely and extremely helpful and Lynn made the booking completely hassle free' always replying to emails within the hour!

You do need a car, which we don't mind as we love to get out and about to see the area, there's lots to do for all ages around the villa from water parks to small villages to shop, eat and drink in.

I can't rate this villa high enough and would recommend it to everyone, the only down fall is we had to leave it and come home!!

Thank you Lynn for allowing us to use your lovely villa, I know we will be back. Allison strudwick and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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jimmy & carol howard

  • 5 of 5

arrived at this farmhouse on the 03/09/2015 myself and my wife

we were absolutely astonished with the comfort and faciilities at this house the pool the gardens living room bedrooms were fantastic and the area was very quite but nice only bad thing no sky sports or internet otherwise totally the best we have stayed in we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Another Day in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Within the villa, there is a sign above the cooker which reads, 'Just another day in paradise', and this is just about right. Our family of four stayed here for 10 days, and we could have easily spent 3 weeks or 3 months at the villa!

To echo the other reviews, the pool and spaciousness of the villa are definitely 5 star. Before we arrived, I wondered whether the fly-screen areas would feel dark and 'covered', but they are an absolute boon, allowing insect-free eating and swimming and also slightly reducing the intense heat of afternoon sun. During this time of day, the pool really was the best place to be.

The surrounding area is quite rural and agricultural, but Huercal Overa is a very useful local town with everything needed for daily living. Further afield there are plenty of beautiful areas to explore, assuming you can tear yourself and your family away from the pool.

The villa is spacious enough to accommodate a large family, an extended family or two groups, and there are several different areas for eating and relaxing.

All bookings and arrangements went smoothly, and the owner Lynn and local caretakers Lee and Karen were efficient and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Over the last 20 years we have stayed in many holiday rentals across Europe, but this property is far and away one of the most outstanding places we have ever stayed.

Comfortable, homely, light and airy, very well equipped and spacious - we were relaxed from the moment we arrived and judging by the squeals of delight from the children when they saw the pool they loved it too! Plenty of space to 'escape' for a moment if you're in a large party, with swing chairs to relax and read.

We like to see as much of an area as we can when we're on holiday and the location of the house was perfect for cities, beaches, culture, nature... everything easily reached from the fantastic Spanish road networks. Highlights for us were:



San Juan de los Terreros


Mini Hollywood (Sierra Navada)

Cabo de Gata


The beaches were an easy drive; quiet and the sea as warm as a bath! Plenty of snorkelling and swimming to be had slightly further afield (Beware the odd Nudist!).

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property, Lynn was very quick with all communications and the property managers Karen and Lee were very welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. This is exactly the kind of holiday that we aim to provide. You were great guests!
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The perfect Spanish holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at the property we were wowed by the size and quality of this home, everything we could have wanted was there.

The pool area which was under fly screens was amazing and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, especially the children.

We had an amazing time relaxing around the home and also walking around the town and markets of Huercal Overa.

If you are interested in cycling or walking you cannot fail to be impressed, for road cyclists the mountain road is amazing but the potential for mountain bikers is equally appealing with a challenging ride available in any direction.

Each room in the house has its own character and the chance to dine outside in a bug free environment sealed the deal for us

Karen and Lee who look after the property were most helpful and we would highly recommend this beautiful country house to anyone wanting a truly relaxing Spanish experience.

We definitely want to come back next year.

The Huston family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gorgeous Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5, 3 kids aged 12, 11, 8. We could not have asked for a more perfect home!

The house is beautiful but comfortable and very homely. The bedrooms are so comfortable. The bathrooms are show house quality. The kitchen has everything you will need.

The terrace outside has gorgeous views and pool area is heavenly.

Don & Chris the caretakers are lovely.

We all as a family agreed this was the most wonderful place to stay.

The only thing wrong is that I am worried in this review that I cannot do justice to this home x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is real Spain! If you are looking for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds in a private location with its own pool. Or enjoy walking, bird spotting or cycling the area has a lot to offer. The local bars and restaurants are only a few minutes drive away and the coast within 40 minutes drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Almeria at 110 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Santa Maria at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Urcal at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa is in a beautiful rural area, very secluded and ideal for a relaxing holiday by the pool. or for walking, bird watching and cycling. Only twenty minutes from the nearest town where there are markets twice a week and several supermarkets and independent shops, and forty minutes from many beautiful beaches.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Discounts for stays of more than one week

20% deposit required at the time of booking.

Refundable security deposit of 200 euros payable on arrival.

Pay by electronic transfer or cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

The large pool area has got to be the main summer attraction for this house. With its own shower room, kitchen, barbecue and shaded seating area it is a great addition to the house. The area is completely screened so no flies or mosquitos.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, poolside


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, en suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • One bedroom with ensuite is located on the ground floor.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • 8 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • All linen including towels and pool towels are included in the price.

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