|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Casa Rosa, which is the largest of our four rental casitas with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large L-shaped lounge/dining/kitchen area has amazing views to the town of Orgiva & the Sierra de Lujar beyond.
Parking is adjacent to Casa Rosa which is accessed from its partially covered terrace that overlooks the town of Orgiva & mountains of the Sierra de Lujar to the South.
The views are spectacular both day & night.
The private entrance leads into a spacious living room with an open fireplace and Freeview TV.
There is a dining area and fully equipped kitchen, with portable oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, etc.and Internet access.
The partially covered front terrace with eating area and BBQ has commanding southern views over Orgiva and the surrounding mountains.
This is the ideal place to sunbathe during the day or eat out and relax in the evening and enjoy the glorious evening sunset
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.
Lovely apartment overlooking stunning mountains- very relaxing
We stayed 3 nights and wish we could have stayed more! Lovely apartment with beautiful terrace and outstanding views over the mountains. Pool is great and swimming with that view a real treat. Pool is shared with another apartment but still feels very private. Owners very nice, laid back and not intrusive. Rooms good size-twin room a bit small ideal for kids- but be warned that room is the only one without aircon. Tv with English channels which was a nice touch, especially as we were there over the Olympics! Only down side is the distance from the local town orgiva- 30 min nice walk down the mountains but lots of that is on the road and there is no taxi service so you have to drive. Driving upwards further into the mountains into the white villages is amazing. Overall- great.
Just a few words to say thank you for a wonderful week, a stunning location with a hilly 30 minute climb down to Orgiva but not too difficult if you follow Nicks directions. Maybe take a few stones from the corner wall of the track turning into the property but that is a small niggle in what was a fantastic stay. Beautifully appointed accomodation in a very unspoilt area with unsurpassed views, a perfect stay with lovely, helpful owners and a great feeling of privacy whilst being part of the terraced house. Cant recommend enough :) Mick, Rachel & Pete x
This gem of a villa is just an hour and half away drive from Malaga, but as you escape the city and drive through the mountain tunnels it feels like a million miles away. The scenery is breathtaking en route and the destination is even better. The villa is perched on the mountain side with gorgeous interesting views in all directions. It's one of those places that no photo can ever do justice do.
The hosts are very welcoming and helpful with advice of local attractions and amenities all helpfully also provided in a folder in the comfortable villa, which too has everything you need. The villa itself was beautifully presented with comfortable sitting areas. The swimming pool with Casa Rosa was lovely with comfortable pool side furniture and those views to admire in between dips. We watched swallows diving, walkers meandering, sunrises and sunsets and even a Golden Eagle hovering nearby.
When you can bear to leave the poolside there is lots to explore in the area... The quaint white villages, pretty coastline and local Spanish towns. Our highlights were a trip to the Alhambra ( just an hours drive away) and a catamaran trip from the stunning base in la herradura ( 35 mins drive).
Family of four, stayed July 2016. The property is surrounded by the most amazing views, and despite the hot temperatures it always had a lovely breeze being so high up. The pool was perfect, just cool enough to provide a welcome relief after a day exploring. And what a place to explore! This area has so much to offer in terms of beaches, culture, beautiful cities, untouched whitewashed mountain villages, wonderful cuisine, walks in the mountains etc. One week is not enough to see everything it has to offer, and we thought it was a perfect place for families as it offered a variety, so everyone was happy.
Granada is a lovely city, as is Malaga, well worth a visit. We found a terrific gorge walk near Monachil, just south of Granada, it has lovely waterfalls and pools to cool off, scary bridges that criss-cross the gorge, perfect for adults and kids - I think we met 4 people there in the whole day!
The property is shared by others but we hardly saw anyone due to the layout, so it is still very private. The property is huge and has everything you will need. It was such a great place the kids never turned on the TV! Nick and Pauline were there but unobtrusive, and always ready to help if you had any questions. They clearly want their guests to have a great holiday and to love the area which they so obviously do. Thanks to you both for your warm welcome and hospitality.
We have stayed at these apartments twice before and always found them to be of a high standard - certainly not disappointed this time either! The owners take real care to make sure you have everything you could possibly need... They are lovely people, who chat or leave you alone (as you prefer!) - perfect hosts! The views of the surrounding area are breathtaking and we will definitely visit again.
I recently stayed at Casa de las Flores for 5 nights with my boyfriend. At first I didn't know what to expect as I had never been to Spain before let alone stayed somewhere that wasn't your typical tourist destination!
However, upon arrival and meeting Pauline and Nick for the first time I was instantly put at ease by their warm welcome and kind nature. They told me how they have lived in Spain for 3 years now, and in this particular part for 2. They gave us some much needed advice on where to eat and where to go and when I explained about my allergy to mosquito bites Pauline kindly gave me some repellent! They both really went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing experience staying with them.
We stayed in Casa Rosa which was impeccable. Absolutely spotless, cool, airy, spacious and comfortable. The pool and terrace area was also spotless, cleaned daily! We had some necessities in our kitchen such as milk, bread and cereal when we arrived at our request. We had plenty of clean towels, beach towels. The internet was also strong so whenever we needed it, it was there which is always a bonus!
Given half the chance I would book a flight straight back. Really was one of the best weeks away I have ever had.
We had a great time at Casa Rosa. We went to Granada, up into the Sierra Nevada mountains and down to the sea - just what we wanted from a holiday! The Villa was very well set up and clean and spacious - perfect for us (inc. 2 teenage boys) and the pool was wonderful! Nick and Pauline were very friendly and we would definitely recommend a stay here!
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.