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Secluded 2 Floor Country Villa, Mountain Views, Organic Garden, Child Safe Pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 90 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Barbecue fire place Playground Panoramic Views Nature Peace 10min walk to town

Cortijo El Potro is a spacious two-floor Andalusian villa 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 3000sqm and is organic-certificated. The garden contains various orange, avocado and centenarian olive trees and many other Mediterranean fruit trees. You can even pick our delicious lemons and oranges and make fresh juice all the way from November to June. There is a playground area as well as a childproof pool area with lawn all around. The villa Cortijo El Potro is characterised by its large kitchen and dining area, the wide living room with the open fireplace and the bright bedrooms – which have one bathroom attached to each. One of the bedrooms has direct access to a large, beautiful sunny terrace with great views of the garden, the valley and the mountains. 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, running from April to November) and the lawn area surrounding are fenced and completely childproof. All of these will certainly guarantee a restful, fun and relaxing holiday.

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.

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.

There is another house on the property land (3000sqm) - in one part I live myself, and two other parts of this house I rent to visitors. The pool area is shared by all houses within the property. All holiday houses have their own garden area and barbecue. The distance between the two houses is enough for it to still feel secluded. I live in the ground floor of the other house and will be totally available to help out with any queries, suggestions, ideas and touristic information if necessary.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

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.

While 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:

http://www.ticketmaster.es/nav/landings/en/mucho_mas/entradas_alhambra/entradas.html

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 card/bank pass which was used for the online payment.

PRICING INFORMATION

Our prices are for the entire estate (house, own 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+Internet-TV with free Imagenio Video library, 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 local organic 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.

STANDARDS

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).

CONTACTING US

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 microclimate 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 3484m 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 Cordoba, Ronda or 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 flowering 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 Harvest Festival of Órgiva 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.

More Details

Owner
Oliver Baun
Member since: 2001
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Oliver Baun

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's 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!

Oliver Baun purchased this house in 2000

Why Oliver Baun chose Sierra Nevada

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.

What makes this house unique

Cortijo El Potro is a wonderful and spacious two-floor Andalusian 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Órgiva, Spain

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Fully equipped bathroom attached to bedroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Hair dryer, all towels, soap, toilet paper are all prepared
    Fully equipped bathroom - 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Cozy bedroom 10 sqm - 2 single bed , 1 cot , The beds can be moved together to get one large double bed
    Large bedroom 12sqm with attaches bathroom - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Direct access to the sun terrace by a very wide patio door
  • 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. The large 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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 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 care of the preferences of our guests, whether they are looking for some contact rather they prefer a private and peaceful holiday. On the subject of 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.

Reviews

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Secluded 2 Floor Country Villa, Mountain Views, Organic Garden, Child Safe Pool
average rating of 4.866667 based on 37 reviews
5

A Wonderful, Central Home for Our Month-long Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of April 2017 in Cortijo el Potro. We had friends join us for a week of that time and had plenty of room with the second, very nice, bedroom and bath. The Cortijo was was traditional, very well taken care of, clean and in a beautiful spot with nice views to the valley and the mountains...just as advertised. It was close enough to walk into Orgiva (although a bit of an uphill return trip), but far enough away to be rural and quite. Everything was in top working order, including the wifi. There were many nice spaces, both inside and out, to spend time. But, like many of the other reviewers, our favorite was the terrace off the main bedroom. The grounds are lovely and well landscaped. And there is a nice pool and play area for children.

Oliver was the perfect host. He lives next door so is available if you need him. But he was careful not to intrude, so we went days without seeing him. My wife had a virus and fever from our prior trip to Morocco and Oliver was so kind as to go with us to the doctor to in town to interpret!

For us, the location was just about perfect for our monthlong exploration of La Alpujarra and Andalusia. Orgiva has all the necessities like grocery stores, restaurants, outdoor stores and medical facilities(!). There are other towns in La Alpujarra that are more charming and touristic. But Orgiva is a very good base for exploration. There are hikes to be made right out the door of the Cortijo. And many, many miles of reasonably well marked hiking trails 30 minutes drive in the the towns in the upper Alpujarra. We drove down to the coast one day (about 30 miles) and into Granada three days. The Alhambra is a sight not to be missed. We've travelled all over the world and it is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Be sure and get tickets well in advance (as in MONTHS in advance). It books out and I saw many people who arrived and were disappointed. Oliver will encourage the same and give you the weblink.

One thing I must mention is the wine with which Oliver has stocked the Cortijo. It's local and delicious (unlike some of the other Costa wines). He provides a bottle upon arrival and a good stock, for a small price, right in the villa if you want more.

We've travelled a lot and don't usually go back to the same place more than once. Cortijo el Potro might be an exception. I've already recommended it to friends. I'd encourage anyone to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very beautiful and informative review on our holiday property! Future guests will positively benefit from your comprehensive assessments. We also appreciate very much that you recommend the house to your friends and welcome your effort to point out once more how special the Alhambra is and how important to go for the tickets long time in advance. We are really happy that you had just a good time in our place and look forward to welcome you again in the future, hopefully soon! All the best, Oliver
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5

Beautiful property in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The property was obviously a work of love with plenty of space inside and out. The small terrace of the bedroom was an added bonus and a perfect spot for a glass of wine under the stars. Oliver was on hand if needed but otherwise was agreeably absent. The walk into town takes about 20 minutes down a well maintained road but there is a steep hill on route back to keep you fit. Enough restaurants and shops in town if you don't want to wander further afield. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Just a wonderful place to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. The hosts are friendly and welcoming, the village is 10 minutes walk, and the house, pool, garden and view for me (and my 4yr old son) are perfect. We rebooked for this year as soon as we could.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderfully relaxing and in the perfect location

  • 4 of 5

This cortijo was such a relaxing place to stay.

The swimming pool was absolutely perfect for our 2 year old son with lovely wide steps going into it and a shallow section which he could happily paddle about in without us having to constantly keep hold of him. Even when he was freezing cold with lips turning blue he had to be bribed to leave it! There is also a nice garden area which allowed for games of football and we were able to access a tyre swing. The owner, Oliver, also very kindly provided our son with a little pedal bike whilst we were there.

The cortijo itself is comfortable with the nicest parts being the bedrooms and the wonderful roof terrace which leads from the main bedroom - the most stunning views all around and the most perfect place to have lunch or dinner! Make sure you go out in the evening as well when the stars are out - absolutely breathtaking!!

The location is also wonderful. We went for walks up into the mountains as well as taking the car into the mountain villages which was great. Again, the views are just spectacular. We had a day trip to Granada which was a beautiful city and fantastic for tapas. We also had trips to the beach - not many locations can offer you beach, mountain and city all within close proximity and in such a picturesque setting.

The only negative we encountered was the travel cot which we were supplied with and which had big holes in. Luckily our son was old enough not to get caught in them but it really wasn't fit for purpose. To be fair, we never actually mentioned it to Oliver whilst we were there and he may have replaced this by now. You also really have to love cats and dogs in order to stay here - we do and quite possibly, Gomez and the cats made our son's holiday! However, there are lots of cats and they can be quite persistent!

All in all, we had a wonderful time and would recommend this extremely relaxing getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ein Ort des "Zur-Ruhe-Kommens"

  • 5 of 5

Das Cortijo liegt etwa 1 KM oberhalb des Ortes Orgiva. Die Aussicht ist wunderschön, vor allem gegen Süden (Orgiva-Tal) und Westen hat man einen echten Panoramablick. Das Haus liegt - inmitten unzähliger Orangen- u Olivenbäume - an einem Südhang, man hat daher viel viel Sonne.

Das Cortijo ist mit dem Auto leicht zu erreichen. Die Zufahrtsstraße ist befestigt. Man kann direkt vor der Unterkunft parken.

Die Lage ist absolut ruhig. Jeder Tag startete mit herrlichem Vogelgesang. Hervorzuheben ist hier der unverkennbare Gesang des Wiedehopfs.

Zum Frühstück gab es täglich frisch gepressten Orangensaft. Die Orangen haben wir eigenhändig von den zahlreich im Garten stehenden Orangenbäumen gepflückt. Dazu kam der Duft der zu diesem Zeitraum in Blüte stehen Orangenbäumen. Herrlich !

Bei der Ankunft wurde uns ein herzlicher Empfang bereitet. Die Gastgeber waren in jeder Hinsicht äußerst freundlich u hilfsbereit.

Das Cortijo ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Es war alles in einem sehr sauberen Zustand. In der Küche hat man alles was man so braucht. Im Kühlschrank war ein kleines Startpaket für uns vorbereitet. Auch die Bad- und Schlafräume sind liebevoll eingerichtet, Bad und WC sehr sauber, die Matratzen in gutem Zustand.

Die Abende waren Ende März noch sehr frisch. Hier war uns der Kaminofen im Wohnbereich eine große Hilfe. Die wohlige Wärme vom Ofen, das knisternde Feuer im Ofen, dazu der leckere Bio-Wein vom Haus.....wow !

Es gibt in der Alpujarra zahlreiche Wandermöglichkeiten, eine kleine Rundwanderung führt direkt vom Cortijo weg. Hervorzuheben sind hier die weißen Dörfer Pampaneira, Bubion und Capileira. Absolut sehenswert.

Und auch Granada liegt in Reichweite, Fahrzeit mit dem Auto ca. 45 Minuten, man kann zur Alhambra auch von hier weg starten.

In Orgiva selber gibt es zwei, drei kleiner Supermärkte wo man die wesentlichsten Dinge bekommt. Unbedingt besuchen sollte man den Markt der jeden Donnerstag im Ortszentrum abgehalten wird. Frisches Obst zum Bestpreis !

Das Wetter zur Reisezeit (letzte März-Woche) war genial. Jeden Tag strahlender Sonnenschein, morgens und abends aber noch sehr frisch. Untertags dann mit der Sonne aber so um die 20 Grad. Dazu die vielen Blüten und deren Düfte.... Frühling pur !

Wir vergeben für die Unterkunft natürlich fünf Sterne. Es war rundum einfach alles perfekt. Für Romantik- und Naturliebhaber ein absoluter Traum. Und vor allem ein Ort des "Zur-Ruhe-Kommens".

Danke für die Gastfreundschaft,

Susanne u Franz, Wien

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

NO SE PUEDE ESTAR MÁS A GUSTO

  • 5 of 5

La casa no puede ser más acogedora. Está muy bien equipada: lavavajillas, aire acondicionado, una chimenea que no hace humo.. En Órgiva el microclima es maravilloso, es un verdadero placer. Ni frío, ni calor. Por algo está todo lleno de naranjos. Los niños disfrutaron como locos. Hay paseos muy bonitos cerca de la casa, hacia el cementerio y hasta el pequeño y desconocido pueblo de Bayacas. Oliver es el anfitrión perfecto. Generoso y atento, y siempre de buen humor. Ya habíamos estado en varias ocasiones en ésta y en otras de sus casas. Todas están decoradas con gusto y cuidadas. Muy recomendable para fin de semana, vacaciones o ¡para quedarse a vivir! Esperamos poder volver muy pronto!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Granada, (Malaga or Almeria 74 mil)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Órgiva
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Malaga o Almeria
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Motril
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Granada (50 km)
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Lanjarón
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Órgiva
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Salobreña
Car: recommended

Cortijo El Potro 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).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Órgiva, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Frühsommer
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,137
 
 
Hochsommer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,428
 
 
Spätsommer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$146
A$714
 
 
Herbst
16 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$991
A$3,775
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$111
From
A$175
Fri,Sat
A$845
A$2,317
 
 
Weihnachten
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$991
A$2,900
 
 
Ostern
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,137
A$3,775
 
 
Frühling
7 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$991
A$3,775
 
 
Sommer
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,137
A$4,358
 
 
Hochsommer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,428
A$5,815
 
 
Sommer
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,137
A$4,066
 
 
Herbst
15 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$991
A$3,775
 
 
Weihnachten
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$991
A$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$111
From
A$175
Fri,Sat
A$845
A$2,317
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$0

Rates for up to 4 adults, all incl. except 45€ end cleaning and 40€ welcome service. Because of the versatile pricing specification options it could come to price overlaps. We will calculate the best rate for you.
Over low season we offer on bookings of several weeks and on last minute bookings 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).
Preise inkl. aller Nebenkosten, ausschließlich 45€ Endreinigung und 40€ Willkommens-Service-Paket. Wegen der vielseitigen Preisangaben kann es zu Preisüberschneidungen kommen. Wir kalkulieren den für Sie günstigsten Preis.
In der Wintersaison können wir auf mehrwöchige Buchungen und last-Minute Anfragen interessante Rabatte geben. Unsere Winterangebote bei mehr als 2 Monaten Mietzeit sind zwischen November und März je nach Dauer und Datum 800€ - 1.200€ pro Monat zu speziellen Konditionen.
Prix pour jusqu'à 4 adultes, tout inclus, à l'exception de 45€ de nettoyage et 40€ de service d'accueil.
Parce que des options polyvalentes de spécification de prix il pourrait produire tarifs conflits. Dans ces cas, nous calculons les meilleurs tarifs pour vous.
En hiver nous pouvons aussi proposer des tarifs réduits pour des réservations de dernière minute et nous vous proposons les tarifs de location pour long termes, en fonction de la période et de la durée du séjour, à partir de 800€ à 1.200€ par mois et dans des conditions particulières.
Precios para hasta 4 adultos, todo incluido, excepto 45€ de limpieza final y 40€ Servicio de bienvenida.
Debido a las versátiles opciones de especificar los precios podrían, ocurrir conflictos entre tarifas. Se calcula la mejor tarifa para usted.
En invierno podemos ofrecer descuentos para reservas de varias semanas y reservas de última hora, además de tarifas de larga estancia (min. dos meses) con alquileres de 800€ - 1.200€ (según duración) en condiciones especiales

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