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Marylynne and Gillian

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Iznajar holiday cottage

Self catering houses with private courtyards and a shared pool.

A recently renovated Cortijo, Las Rosas with 3 casitas in the midst of tranquil olive groves. Inspected, recommended and featured in the guidebook 'Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay in Spain 2009 & 2011'.

As well as being within easy reach of the cultural centres of Granada, Codoba, Ronda, Antequera, Seville and Malaga, Las Rosas is very close to a huge lake which provides spectacular views for drivers, walkers and cyclists.

The property is a 1.25 hour drive from both Malaga and Granada airports.

Details for Casita Galgo 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The smallest casita (called 'greyhound casita' still provides spacious airy accommodation. On the ground floor is a large twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room. .The open plan lounge with tv and fully equiped kitchen are upstairs. Hot water is provided via solar panels on the roof of the Cortijo
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marylynne and Gillian (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Marylynne and Gillian

Marylynne and Gillian are well traveled sisters, born in South Africa, schooled in the U.K. and who lived in the Middle East much of their lives. As a mother who self-catered with two children many times, Marylynne has equipped the casitas to the highest level.

Marylynne and Gillian purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Marylynne and Gillian chose Iznajar

Cortijo las Rosas is situated uniquely placed to provide easy access to the monuments of the great Andalucian cities and yet also give you peace and tranquility beside the pool. A place which gives you a mix of cultural sightseeing and total relaxation.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated in the middle of olive groves with wonderful views from the pool side and many of the casitas. Bird song rather than the noise of traffic.

Guestbook comments from the manager

For longer time I had a wish like most people have. Writing a book, so I started about 1,5 year ago. But because I have a business company I couldn't finish in time. So I told mij boyfriend I wanted to stay somewhere to finish the book. And I said I wanted to stay somewhere in the Netherlands. But he said: Why don't you go to France, Portugal or Spain? He had to tell me once. I searched on the internet and I found Cortijo del Rosas after I had seen more than hundred houses everywhere. I love Andalusié for the people who live there. The hills with hundreds, thousands of olive trees and the nice places. But most of all I loved Iznajar at the lake and the place Gillian & Marylynne have made there up in the mountains. I felt home directly and enjoyed their kindness and hospitality. The house was very nice like the whole place. Quiet, peaceful and inspiring. Thank you again, Gillian, Marylynne and Steve. I felt very happy to be with you, Iris
Aug 2012
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Casita Galgo
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing, quiet, rual casita in the olive hills

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully restored property, in the rural countryside. The owners have thought of everything to make your holiday the best.The quality of workmanship and range of equipment in the Casitas are the best we have ever had. Nothing was too much for them to supply.

A car is a must but driving is not so difficult. I had more problems getting out from East Midlands Airport to the M1 and home than at any time on the holiday. The path around the house is cobbles, looks lovely but if you do have problems it could be difficult. I would certainly recommend staying here for the views, real Spanish villages lots of history and plenty to see, if you can tear yourself away from the pool and quiet!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Cortijo Las Rosas.

  • 4 of 5

Cortijo Las Rosas is a beautiful property situated way up in the hills you are surrounded by Olive groves. The individual casitas (there are 3) are comfortable, immaculate ,well stocked well maintained. Lots of helpful information from the owners re local activities and very friendly customer service.

The pool and the hilltop views are very relaxing.

Driving up the hill the first time was a bit daunting, and some nights were hot but a fan was provided. We stayed two weeks and loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Rural Spain

  • 3 of 5

Rural Spain with a road that was tricky. Be sure that your rental has enough power and whatever you do, don't get of the road!

The instructions that were send to us came in handy: print them out and take them with you.

The setting is beautiful, the swimmingpool looks over the valley.

The casita has all that it needs and more: rice, sugar, coffee, herbs, oil, vinegear, ...

It comes in handy since we weren't that keen on driving back down the mountain.

The only downside was that we could think of was that their were a couple of rules to much about the (hot) water, the plants, check out and the beds, ...

If you don't mind the road and want a place away from everything: this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Tranquility among the olive groves

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our six night stay at the smallest of the casitas, Casita Galgo. The accommodation itself was clean, comfortable and extremely well-equipped. We especially appreciated the welcome package which was there for us after the long drive from Madrid. We thought that the fact that our living room was above our bedroom and accessible by an outside staircase might be problematic, but in fact we enjoyed having the two quite separate spaces. (Fortunately, the weather was perfect). We found the general location to be excellent for one day excursions to Grenada, Cordoba, Priego, Nerja and other destinations or for simply exploring the magnificent Andalusian countryside. We were also able to enjoy local walks through the tranquil olive groves and to listen to birdsong uninterrupted by the sounds of traffic or aircraft. Such peace! For the longer trips, Gillian and Marylynne were able to give us very useful driving directions and hints on the best places to park in the larger centres. Over the years, we have rented self-catering villas in various parts of the world, and would rate this as one of the best, so good in fact that we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Rural Spain gem

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation and hosts, Gillian and Marylynne, lived up to advanced billing and we had a very enjoyable stay at Cortijo las rosas. A great location, not just for strolls amongst the olive groves but for day visits to Iznajar, Antequerra, Priego de Cordoba and elsewhere. The recommendation to dine at Casa Piolas in Algarinejo was appreciated and one of the best meals we have ever had. Visiting during holy week was a bonus in this area and the Friday procession in nearby Iznajar is worth the visit. We have stayed in similar houses elsewhere and this was one of the nicest - well maintained with friendly and helpful hosts (the welcome pack is a nice idea). I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Amazing location, suberb hospitality

  • 5 of 5

I never spent a holiday in a scenery like here. With the nearest village at a 15 minute drive and the closest supermarket at a 30 minute drive you are obliged to relax and take it easy. And that was exactly what we needed. Although a first drive to the casita in the dark can be quite excited, you'll appreciate the peace and quiet surroundings once you get to discover the area by daylight. We had a wonderful holiday here, enjoying the swimming pool and our casita. We felt more than welcome and at home here, and that's to the account of the casita's owners Gillian and Marylynne. Rural Andalucia left a great impression, mostly due to it's never ending olive tree (olive trees as far as the eye can see!) ranches and rough landscapes.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Fuentes de Cesna
Nearest Golf
55 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Iznajar Lake
Car: necessary

Ideally situated, it can be reached with a journey of about 1-1/2 hours from Malaga and a little less from Granada Airport. It is also located on the crossroads between all the major cities in Andalucia, allowing for day trips to Granada, Seville, Cordoba and Malaga as well as the towns and beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Set up in the mountains some 8 km from the town of Iznajar, Cortijo Las Rosas is located close to the largest lake in Anadalucia. This provides us with an inland beach right on the edge of the Subbetica, which is a national park dotted with those beautiful ‘white villages’.

Other Activities: bird watching


Rates & Availability

From €65 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Iznajar, Spain

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Deposit of 40% to guarantee reservation. 10% IVA (Spanish Tax) added to the bill.
A 40% non refundable deposit is necessary to secure the reservation. We will carry over the deposit to the following year in certain circumstances if there is a cancellation. The balance of 60% is payable upon arrival. The refundable security deposit is payable upon arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for Casita Galgo in Iznajar, Spain

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 26 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , extra large double on request
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This casita has a private courtyard 18sqm in size with a porche for outside eating and barbecue. An outside staircase leads to the sitting room/kitchen

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