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Authentically restored traditional Andalusian Mill house with private pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroomed property with traditional features in the old part of village.

Casa Juventino, is a unique village house, with large private garden and swimming pool, that combines the privacy of a country property with the convenience of village life.

Located in the old part of the pretty white washed village of Riogordo you’ll find numerous bars and restaurants, a great place to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

The original part of the house has been restored retaining many of the original features such as the entrance doors, terracotta tiled floors, archway and traditional chimney. The furniture and pictures in the sitting room are traditionally Spanish, that we have enjoyed collecting from antique markets all over Andalusia.

The old stables have been converted to a modern open plan kitchen diner, with double doors to a shaded courtyard with numerous pot plants and stone staircase to the garden.

The bright and airy lounge on the first floor with contemporary floors, ceiling fans and leather sofa, has patio doors to a vine shaded terrace that connects to the stone staircase that lead to the garden and swimming pool.

There is one double bedroom on the ground floor with window to the street. On the first floor there are a further two double and one single bedrooms. Two with balconies to the street, and the master en suite with terrace overlooking the gardens and pool.

All are of good size, with antique beds, modern mattresses and feather pillows and duvets.

The family bathroom is a good size, with bath/shower and washing machine. The ensuite has a shower cubicle, and there is a downstairs toilet. Bath and swimming towels are provided.

Take breakfast under the vines on the small patio or dine alfresco on the large table by the pool, whilst watching the sun go down behind the mountains. The garden is a great space to enjoy the consecutive days of clear blue blue skies whilst listening to the relaxing sound of water in the privacy of an established garden.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/02297

About Us

Simon Chapman
Simon Chapman La Abedasa SC
Calle Hinestrosa 25,
29012 Malaga 29012
VAT Reg NoesJ92517382

Simon Chapman
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Simon Chapman

We have lived and worked in Spain for 30 years and currently live in Malaga's historic centre, but we use Casa Juventino on the weekends, when it is not rented out, to switch off, and wake up to nature.

Simon Chapman purchased this house in 1998

Why Simon Chapman chose Riogordo

When we bought the property, it was a ruin, but we love a challenge, it has the best of both worlds, views like a country property, but the convenience of being in a village.

What makes this house unique

Peace and tranquillity

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed in Simons house in Riogordo for a week at the end of August.. the weather was perfect, hot with clear blue skies everyday. the house itself is a total pleasure to stay in, there are lots of cool areas to hang out and four beautifully decorated good size bedrooms. The outside area is a little paradise, it is very private with a small but lovely pool. The whole area stays in the sun all day and cooling off in the pool while looking at the amazing views of the surrounding country side is heaven... There are shops and sweet family run bars/restaurants within a short walking distance from the hOuse and a wonderful surrounding area to explore by car. Simon was a perfect host and responded to all our queries and requests instantly, we felt very welcome and very comfortable. We will be back and will be recommending the house to our friends.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Riogordo in Axarquía

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • 3 double bedrooms, master is en-suit and large single bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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Authentically restored traditional Andalusian Mill house with private pool
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Riogordo, a very interesting village.

The property was superb being spacious and tastefully furnished. The pool was very welcome in the very hot weather.

The owner was very accommodating with regard to arrival and leaving times.

We have no hesitation in recommending the property

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Riogordo is a hidden gem......A must see!

  • 5 of 5

Simon and Jeanette house has been renovated into a fabulous Spanish house .

On arrival you'll feel at home in this spacious accommodation. As for the owners?

They are at hand if needed ,but never in your way ...Many Thanks again.

Mark & Hazel

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house with beautiful private garden and pool, centrally located in the village. The village is lovely with locally run restaurants, bars and shops, and friendly people. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a relaxing four week stay in this nicely presented townhouse in Sep/Oct. The house was clean and well equipped and we wanted for nothing. Lovely garden area/pool where we spent most of our time enjoying the sunshine - the space was ideal for the four of us. There are several bar/restaurants within close walking distance that offer reasonable food at very reasonable prices. Three small supermarkets in the town are more than adequate for all essentials. The seaside resort of Torres de Mar is an easy 30 min drive away, close to which you'll find hypermarkets to stock up on any bargains.

Simon was a perfect host but unobtrusive. He'd be round twice a week to clean the pool and just a phone call away in the event of any problems. Security deposit returned promptly, thanks Simon. Be wary of the speed limits when driving - we arrived home to find a speeding ticket in the post - it appears the Spanish are hitting motorists hard in order to help reduce their national debt!

All in all, a lovely townhouse in a lovely part of the world. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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A beautiful house in a wonderful location. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

Could not fault this place. The house is old with many original features tastefully restored complimented by the modern kitchen, lounge, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Town setting yet with beautiful country views from the garden which is full of well kept plants and has an amazing pool.

Simon & Jeanette were the perfect hosts, there when you needed them but left in peace to enjoy their home.

The whole experience was faultless from our first enquiry to check out.

Highly recommended if you want a relaxing break in real Spain. The local people, bars, shops and of course the house made this a very difficult place to leave. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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A traditional Spanish property in rural Spain

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Jueventino in May 2016. The house was exceptionally well equipped and comfortable.

There is a lovely garden for relaxing in, however we found it strange that there were only two sun loungers for a house that can accommodate seven people.

Riogordo is a very friendly working village, typically Spanish, whilst we were there we did not come across many other tourists.

In the village the restaurants are bars that sell food, apart from one pizzeria, that suited us as we enjoyed the local tapas and enjoyed cooking in the house.

Simon kept us informed throughout the booking process and the instructions to get to the house were very clear. Arriving after a long journey, a small welcome pack would have been a nice touch.

We would the recommend Casa Jueventino for those who want to experience rural Spain.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurante Eusevio
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Torre del Mar
Car: recommended

Riogordo Village.

Has a population of around 2600 people and is situated 400metres above sea level. It is about 36 kilometres from Axarquia, Velez Malaga and Malaga Capital. The town has two distinct parts, the Barrio Alto, or Cerrillo, and the Barrio Bajo, or La Plaza. The houses are built in the typical Andalusian village style some with interior patios, wells and stables. The town as seen today was built by the followers of the Catholic Kings, after the army had camped there on its way to capture Valez in 1489.The town has a museum and two interesting churches of quite different styles.

Museum of popular Arts

Tel: 952 732 154. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and mornings on Saturdays and Sundays.

Church of Nuestra Señora de Gracia

Built with the town in the year 1490, it has two naves with semicircular arches supported by pillars. The ceilings are of particular architectural interest. The facade has been faithfully restored using materials of the period, with great care and attention paid to detail.

Hermitage of San Sebastián

The Hermitage of San Sebastián was built in 1681 fortunately documentation about it’s construction has survived to this day. It is a delightful example of Baroque architecture located in the centre of the town. The design is a single nave covered by a beautifully decorated barrel vault. An item of note inside is the Camarín (small room) of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno (Our Father Jesus of Nazareth)

There are a number of homes dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, many having niches or recesses, to house statues of virgins saints or the image of the Jesus Christ. The oldest recorded streets are: calle Deán de Rojas, calle La Santa and calle El Horno. Another curiosity is the name of the town “Riogordo,” meaning Fat River. At first glance it would seem strange because the river is not physically wide, the origin can be found in the dense vegetation along the banks of the Río de la Cueva, where the water, rich in minerals springs from a subterranean source, giving the water a “fat” appearance. This may well have been the reason for the first Neolithic settlers choosing to live here. Other Neolithic remains have been found in the Tajo de Gomer and some Bronze Age remains have been discovered in the Cerro de la Capellanía. Evidence of a Phoenician settlement has been found close by, while Roman mosaics dating from the third century have been excavated in the Villas of Auta,

Moving on to the present day, each year during the week of Semana Santa (Easter Week) for the last fifty-two years the villagers and actors have re-enacted the passion of Jesus Christ. This spectacle has become so well known that it was declared a fiesta of national tourist interest in 1996. The play is known as the “PASO DE RIOGORDO” and takes place between Good Friday and Easter Sunday both during the daytime and at night, the “stage” is a hill- side occupying more than 10,000 square metres, with a cast of around 500 people. The event is unique in Spain, a true festival of music and lights. To give an indication of the importance of this festival around 25,000 people attend!

Another delightful festival for children is the Fiesta del Candil. (The candle festival) it takes place during the second week of September.

Places of interest:

El Tajo del Gómer. One of the most beautiful areas around Riogordo, where a trekking route takes us to the Tajo (Gorge) at the Río de la Cueva.

Ruta de los Montes de Malaga. (Route of the Montes de Malaga) Offers the chance to get to know the nature park a little better by offering a variety of itineraries such as the one which starts at the Venta Fuente Reina a typical country restaurant, leading on to the recreation and camping area of Torrijos. Visitors here will be able to see the Torrijos Ethnological Museum which has been set up in an old farmhouse that preserves its original roof beams and has a wine press over two hundred years old. An alternative is to take the route that starts at the Las Contadoras Nature Centre, an environmental education centre set in a rambling 18th century house, and ends up at the ruins of Jotrón.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Riogordo, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
summer 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269.35

This property is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, due to cobbled steps from the patio to the garden.

All beds in the house are made, but we ask you to choose the bed you wish to use, and not to sleep in all beds.
We give a reduced rate for couples but do not wish to wash all bed linen.
Thanks for your co-operation.

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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