|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Casa Jazmin (Sleeps 4 people) is an air-conditioned two-bedroom casita with two private terraces and a private swimming pool.
Casa Jasmin also has a shaded, private front porch that leads into a large main living room with a traditional high beamed ceiling, open fireplace and air-conditioning unit.
It consists of a sitting/dining area with a sofa bed, and fully equipped kitchen, with portable oven, microwave, toaster and fridge/freezer.
Freeview TV and Wi-Fi Internet access.
There are 2 air-conditioned/heated bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. Each has a built-in wardrobe. There are spectacular views from the windows.
Very large shower room with W.C., bidet & vanity unit & basin.
The south-facing front terrace has commanding views over Orgiva and the surrounding mountains.
Adjacent to the entrance is a private swimming pool and a second terrace with pergola, eating area and BBQ. Stunning views of the Sierra Nevada.
Welcome to 'Casa de las Flores', a beautiful, self-catering Rural Retreat, located in Sortes above Órgiva in the heart of La Alpujarra in Andalusia, southern Spain.
Here you will find our beautiful rental casitas, Casa Jazmin with it's private pool & Casas Rosa & Casa Camelia with their large shared pool.
Built in the traditional Alpujarran style, the 3 rental apartments (casitas) are part air-conditioned and heated via the same units and/or open fireplace.
The views of Órgiva and the surrounding mountains from all the casitas are absolutely stunning.
Each casita is self-contained with its own entrance, a kitchen/dining/living area, bedrooms, bathroom(s) and spacious, partly-shaded terraces for outdoor living.
All casitas have Free view TV and Internet access.
The air-conditioning/heating units are for your convenience but as the cost of electricity in Spain is the highest in Europe & subject to 21% VAT, the use of these is subject to "Fair Usage Agreement". When you are in your casita, of course, you may use it as necessary, although heating is never needed during the night, we provide adequate bed clothes to keep you very warm. The air-conditioning is only needed, & it is only "Fair", if you use it when you are actually in the casita. We reserve the right to enter the casitas & turn the units off, if they are left running when you are out.
There is a central laundry with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.
As a holiday rental, you will find Casa de las Flores unique in this area, suitable for singles, couples, families or large groups. One or more of the units can be rented together for social functions, special occasions or corporate events, with a total sleeping capacity of 14 persons.
Walking, Horse Riding & Climbing:
Hiking and horse riding, along with many other activities, can be arranged locally.
It is a particularly delightful area to explore on foot and there are many well-signposted walking routes, ranging from a short stroll, to day long hikes into the Sierra Nevada.
For the really serious walker there are two famous long-distance foot paths that cross La Alpujarra. One is the GR-7 which begins in Tarifa in Cadiz Province and crosses Europe all the way to Greece. The other is the GR-142 which runs from the spa town of Lanjarón (only 15 minutes from Casa de las Flores) to Fiñana on the northern side of the Sierra Nevada in Almería. Before your walk, you can fill your own water bottles at the spa in Lanjarón.
Horse riding is very popular in the area, with several equestrian centres offering rides.
Cycling and Mountain Biking :
Cycling and mountain biking are hugely popular in the area, partly due to the 325 days of sunshine and stunning, mountain scenery. Las Alpujarras are Spain's southernmost mountains and include the longest downhill in Europe.
You can hire a bike locally. If you want to 'do your own thing', then this is an ideal base.
The property is located on the main A-4132 road to Trevélez, which passes through the famous Alpujarran 'pueblo blancos', including Carataunus, Pampaneira and Pitres. A short detour takes you to Bubión and Capileira in the Poqueira Gorge from where you can ride up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and up the track to Pico Veleta (3,400 metres).
The trails are generally quiet and in the mountains, devoid of traffic.
Climbing, Scrambling and Mountaineering. The Alpujarras are a well-kept secret for rock climbers and scrambling (grades 1 to 3S). Climbing is possible year-round and there are over 200 routes within a 25km radius of Orgiva, with a full range of grades up to 7c.
In the winter months, mountaineering, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and snow shoeing are all possible in the area.
Driving: Casa de las Flores is located at the end of a short drive off the main scenic road between Órgiva and Válor. Driving this scenic route through La Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada National Park is highly recommended. The scenery is spectacular and you can visit the pueblo blanco white villages of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira in the Poqueira Gorge.
From Capileira, the highest of these villages, there are fantastic bike rides and walks into the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Further afield, there is Granada (45 minutes), with the iconic Alhambra Palace. We also encourage guests to visit the Albaicín, the ancient Moorish quarter of Granada.
In the opposite direction along the coast towards Malaga, the Caves at Nerja are well worth visiting.
Beaches: The closest beaches are those of the Costa Tropical, approximately 35 minutes' drive away. The town of Salobreña has a good beach with lots of beach side restaurants and cafés. And if you don’t just want to sit on the beach, you can visit the 10th Century Moorish Castle in the old town.
A further 10 minutes drive west along the coast, the resort of Almuñécar has seafront restaurants, shops, a weekly market, a castle, botanical gardens, a bird sanctuary and a water park.
We are a British couple who fell in love with Casa de las Flores and soon as we saw it. It was probably the spectacular views and the peaceful location.
We live here on site & manage the complex together, by doing so we are fulfilling a dream. We will gladly share this with you when we meet (if you have a few moments to listen!).
Nick & Pauline (Nico y Paulina) purchased this house in 2014
Casa de las Flores is unique in the area, offering outstanding views, peace and quiet, and excellent facilities.
It is within a short drive of the town of Orgiva (5 minutes), which has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, a weekly market, banks, cafés, restaurants, parks and good medical facilities.
Being in the heart of the Alpujarras, there is plenty to do, including visiting the world famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, touring through the Sierra Nevada mountains with its white villages, or driving to the coast, which is quieter than some of the other costas.
Casa de las Flores is set on a hillside overlooking Orgiva at an elevation of 625m. The views are absolutely amazing in all directions.
Conveniently located only 3km from Orgiva it is nevertheless a tranquil location offering peace and quiet.
There is plenty of space to relax, either on a private terrace or next to a swimming pool. However, if you prefer a more active holiday, there is plenty to do in the area.
Because there are multiple units, Casa de las Flores is ideal for family reunions or larger groups, as we can sleep up to 14 people. And there is ample space on the terraces for outdoor entertaining.
Where to begin? The spectacular, breathtaking 360 degree view of the majestic Las Alpujarras mountains? The large, rustic, rock-solid (literally) and ultra-clean Jazmin apartment, with its two large stone patios and private pool overlooking the magnificent scenery? The almond and fig trees that were perfectly ripe during our stay? The charming white villages spread along the mountains nearby? Yes, Casa de las Flores is all that, but then it's so much more. It's a vibe, an atmosphere, a feeling, a state of mind. A place that makes any sign of worry or stress vanish the moment you set foot on the property. And a lot (a whole lot) of it is due to the Casa's charming, helpful and delightful owners and managers, Nick and Pauline. The sort of people who don't just see their villa as a business, but more importantly as a place to meet people, a place FOR people, their comfort, their satisfaction, their happiness. My family and I only stayed four nights at the Jazmin apartment, and we wish we could have stayed much longer. In just this short period of time, Nick and Pauline became people we could talk to about anything, and we have since remained in touch. That's not something you get to say about every place you stay at during a trip - and we stayed at seven places in total during our vacation in Spain. Yes, the road to get there can sometimes be a bit tricky, but it's well worth the crazy curbs and seemingly endless climbing. Believe me. Plus, it's just a 45 minute drive from Granada.
An experience we will never forget, and by far our favorite place in Spain. Thanks, Nick and Pauline!
Deposit payable through website, the balance paid in the same way, 14 days prior to arrival. Or you may pay the balance in cash on arrival (in euros).
Damage deposit of €150 due on arrival and will be refunded on last day if no obvious damage to the property or contents.
ARRIVAL WITH MORE PEOPLE THAN AGREED, WILL INCUR A SURCHARGE OF €15 PER PERSON PER NIGHT, AS THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN CHANGED.
This was a lovely place to have a holiday - amazing views from the huge terraces, wonderful to have a pool to take a cooling dip in, and overall a great location for exploring the Alpujarra either in a car or on two wheels (great cycling!). Of course we must mention our hosts, Pauline and Nick, a lovely couple who were so helpful and welcoming and really made us feel at home. We'd love to come back some time and explore the area some more!
Such a lovely "sortes" with breathtaking views of the Orgiva valley. Hosts, Nick and Pauline, are gracious and friendly. I will definitely return to experience Casa De Flores again!
We have a lovely relaxing and restorative break at Casa Jazmin. Both Nick and Pauline's warm welcome and care ensured that we made the very best of our time there. The house was very comfortable and the views outstanding. A great place to stay.
This is the second time I have stayed at Casa Jasmine and plan on going again next year. The views are beyond breath taking, sitting out in the evening with a glass of wine, looking out over the small village below and the beautiful mountain range is a view that needs to be seen to be believed. Nick and Pauline are the perfect hosts and always there if you need them and very discreet if you don't. Thank you both very much for making myself and my family feel so welcome and I look forward to seeing you next year.
We loved our stay at Casa Jazmin. The views were breathtaking, there were two huge private terraces and a shaded porch to sit in. The pool was great. The apartment was clean and comfortable with two bedrooms and a large sitting room/kitchen. Real traditional Spanish rustic style. One of the best things about this apartment is Nick and Pauline who are wonderful hosts, friendly, helpful and fun to be around. It is close to the white villages and 5 minutes to Orgiva along a steep mountain road. We highly recommend this property.
Great views, a lovely private pool, loads of outdoor space and a very nice villa with everything you could need. The town of Orgiva is a 10 minute drive and the beautiful white villages are a short drive away. Would recommend this villa and the area.
Casa de las Flores offers stunning views; to the south over the town of Órgiva and the Sierra de Lújar down to the Mediterranean; to the north and east towards La Alpujarra and the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Opposite the famous Cueva (cave) de Sortes, it overlooks Órgiva, which is a thriving, friendly town and is a great location from which to explore the wonders of Las Alpujarras.
The area offers some of the best walking or bicycle rides in Europe, with almost constant sunshine, stunning vistas of the mountains and the famous Pueblo Blanco white mountain villages that cling to the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada.
Órgiva has an abundance of tapas bars, several restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, internet cafes, shops and supermarkets. A larger choice is available in the nearby coastal resorts of Salobreña and Motríl or in Granada. A 'must see' is the world famous Alhambra Palace in Granada.
Other Activities: Bird watching; rock climbing (462 routes in 6 areas within 25km radius)
Golf: There are golf courses at Granada (1hr) and Motríl (35 minutes). There are numerous other courses on the coast towards Nerja.
Ski: The impressive snow covered ski slopes of the Sol y Nieve resort in the Sierra Nevada are just a 1 hour 30 minute drive from Órgiva. It has practically guaranteed sunshine and some of the best snow conditions in Europe. As one of Europe’s highest resorts, it has a surprisingly long season by traditionally opening in November and running to the first week in May. The Alpine skiing championships took place there in 1994.
Whilst staying at Casa de las Flores, it is possible to get to the ski slopes in the morning and return to sunbathe by the pool in the late afternoon.