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Malutka Fairy's Cave House Of Dreams

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Deluxe cave house with WiFi, TV, stunning views.

Named by the Sunday Times as one of Europe's finest holiday properties, and the only Cave House in their Top 50 'Sensational Villas' list!

The Guardian (travel section 23/08/2014) says:-

'We arrive at dusk, while it’s still light enough to tell that Malutka’s Andalucían Grotto has a spectacular view. The street is on a ledge of rock, high above the town of Baza. From the terrace, we look across the scorched flatlands of the Altiplano de Granada towards the hazy hills of the Sierra de Castril. The air is scented with jasmine. There are tortoises in the garden. Fairy lights dangle from a vine.'........'We open the front door and step inside the hill. First is a tiny rock-cut salon, bright with tiles and glass and mirrored textiles. Beyond is a little dining room, an old-fashioned parlour with a fireplace and a small kitchen. We think at first that there’s only one bedroom, but when I open a vividly painted door which I thought was a cupboard, I find two more.All the rooms have been scooped out of the rock. They are whitewashed and womb-like, with low ceilings, Arabic arches, carved niches, bumpy walls and pick-marked surfaces. As a welcome, Malutka has lit dozens of lamps and candles. The whole place glitters with colour and flickering light.'....................

This original cave house is a fantastic grotto which has been sympathetically restored and enjoys a quirky, homely interior that we love. Full of natural character, charm and style, the house has been furnished and decorated throughout in a rustic, kitsch Andalucian/Moroccan style that makes you feel instantly at home. Great for families, and afford-ably priced, staying here is a holiday experience to remember. Inside is a cave (surprisingly light and airy!) and upstairs are two roof terraces, and a tortoise garden patio to front.

The house is situated in the Cuevas del Cerrico (cave house) quarters above the traditional Spanish town of Baza. From the front, its elevated position affords fabulous views over the town to the countryside and mountains beyond; whilst the back of the property borders onto rural land, dotted with farmhouses and abandoned cave dwellings.

Although the cave house quarter has all the advantages of a sleepy village, it is only a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Here one can find a plethora of tapas bars, restaurants, shops and several decent sized supermarkets. There is an open air market every Wednesday and a car boot sale on Sunday.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

Colin and Malutka Whiski are a middle aged couple from contrasting backgrounds. Colin was involved in the world of electronics and Malutka spent many years travelling the world with a touring theatre company. They bought their first Spanish property, in a white hill village over twenty years ago. Since then they have bought and sold two more properties in Spain, each one in need of extensive restoration and modernisation. This has now become their passion. Their current project is a run down riad in Meknes, Morocco, Which they work on for a few months every year. Their frequent trips over to north Africa have enabled them to bring back Moroccan furniture and accessories with which to adorn their cave house in Baza. Colin and Malutka reside in the apartment (a more recent extension to the cave house) and are available to advise and assist visitors in any way they can.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Baza in Granada

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Malutka Fairy's Cave House Of Dreams
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Amazing cave house with lovely friendly and helpful owner.

  • 5 of 5

This is well worth the visit and everything you could possibly need is there. Owner is a lovely character who was very helpful and has some equally lovely pets

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shirley and Vaughn were great guests - very interesting and very friendly. It was an absolute delight to welcome them to the cave house . I was sorry that they were not here for longer. They were totally respectful of the property and I would most certainly recommend them as 5 star guests to all other owners of holiday rental properties . I do hope that our paths will cross again one day .Such lovely guests make my job a real pleasure.
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The most beautiful lush relaxing place I've ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful, lush, inspirational , relaxed place I've ever stayed in. Perfect to tiniest detail. So much thought and love and imagination has gone into this place. Malutka is a wonderful host. I hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cave house, unique experience, great host.

  • 5 of 5

Malutka is an amazing host, very friendly and has thought of everything to ensure you have a great stay. The cave offers very unique accommodation with all the modern equipment you could need for your stay. The WiFi and British tv is a great bonus. The cave is in a great location with just a short walk into the town of Baza. It is a great place to explore the area and find the real Spain, I would recommend this cave if you want something unique.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nigel and Bernie were lovely people and a delight to welcome. A 3-night stay is never long enough to really get to know guests, so I'm looking forward to the possibility of getting to know then better when they move out here permanently in 6 weeks' time. I will be happy to help them in any way I can whilst getting to grips with their new life in a foreign Country. 5 Star guests that anyone would be delighted to have staying in their property. really
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Valeta
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Jardines La Tejera
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Gondola
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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