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Magnificent country house, completely restored, surrounded by nature.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 double bedrooms, living room with fireplace, dining kitchen, terrace, swimming pool, 5 persons

Casa Altavista is located next to the attractive village of Alora in its own grounds of 5 hectares and fully fenced. Surrounded by an Arab garden with lemon and orange trees, olive groves and fruit trees like figs, avocados, almonds and medlars. The 100 years old country house is decorated in Andalusian style and has been restored whilst preserving its original features. Two bedrooms, living room with fireplace and stove, dining kitchen, yard 'patio', bathroom with shower, pool, terrace and parking space. With its capacity for 4 people (max 5) is ideal for couples and families with children. Breathteaking views of the Guadalhorce river valley.

The village of Álora has about 13.500 inhabitants and is situated on a hill dominated by the Arab Castle which is still now well maintained and lit. In 1484 the Catholic Monarchs Isabella II and Charles V reconquered de town. By the way, the spanish novelist Cervantes worked here from 1587 to 1593 as a tax collector.

The location of Casa Altavista offers a 5 minute walk to the village. In Álora you will find everything necessary during your stay: supermarkets, fish and fruit market, pharmacy, bakery, banks, etc. and a variety of restaurants to enjoy the traditional cuisine and Andalusian 'tapas'. Álora is also well known for its beautiful Easter processions.

The most impressive around Álora is undoubtedly the rock formation called 'El Chorro' (nature reserve). This rugged cliffs area belongs to the municipality of Álora. On the cliffs over 100 metres above the Guadalhorce river gorge runs a walkway known as 'Caminito del Rey' which is currently being restored. With well over 1.000 climbing routes is 'El Chorro' one of the greatest climbing areas in Europe. The reservoirs in 'El Chorro' are three stunningly beautiful turquoise coloured lakes bordered by pine forests. A quiet place for a picnic, swimming, fishing or rent pedal boats and kayaks. The area is also frequented by hikers and mountain bike lovers.

More Details

Miguel Bollmann
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Álora in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Extrabed - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Magnificent country house, completely restored, surrounded by nature.
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

What a gem

  • 5 of 5

There is a big part of me that doesn't want to tell other people just how special this property is as I will definitely go again, and hopefully again & again & again !!!

The land is very well kept as a working farm / small holding. Miguel told me that 15 tonnes of lemons were taken off the land this year and olives still to come. A mixture as well of other including oranges, pomegranites, grapes, just to name a few.

The turtles were quite a surprise, they are quick to jump into the pool and dive away on hearing you coming, but a little bread and they make quite a display and can they move suprisingly fast. Both fascinating & quite amusing to watch.

Family have owned the property for about 25 years, having bought it as a retreat from their busy lives in Malaga and it is clear how much they love and cherish this home, with help from the locals during the harvest times.

Everything you need is provided, it is clean and very comfortable and although just a two bedroom is actually much larger than you would expect with a large courtyard area out the back with a utility area, washing machine etc.

What makes this property stand out above many other 'rural' villas in the area, is its closeness to the village (easy walking distance), yet feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, but also its easy access to fast roads that can get you to many places quickly. From here, we did the local bits, El Chorro, Ardales Lakes, the villages of Ardales, Carratraca, etc, but also were able to get to places like Ronda and Olvera in around an hour. Granada and Cordoba also would be only about 2 hours.

We mainly self catered - Mercadona supermarket is well stocked and has everything you would need, but a light snack (tapas) and drinks in the village are unbelievably cheap.

Miguel is very welcoming, superb English and happy to share knowledge of area.

Had a slight problem finding it - not because the directions were wrong at all - found the road no problem, just couldn't see entrance - the reason was that there was a car and a van on either side of the entrance, leaving just enough room to get between but looked like it was blocked. Best thing once you find the road is to carry on up it, past the traditional properties on right hand side & not much to the left. You will then reach a point with new properties on left and right and right at this point is the red gate on left that leads you down track to main gate as shown in photos.

Thanks Miguel

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lemons, turtles and tranquility in Spain

  • 5 of 5

We traveled as an extended family on 5 adults and a toddler. For us the cottage was just big enough. It is nicely refurnished and still keeps it charm as a 100 year old cottage. Bed clothes, towels and all you need of kitchen utilities are provided for. Information for the surrounding area with tips for outings were provided for. Our landlord Miguel tipped us about the Caminito del Rey, and I'll pass that on :) The land surrounding it is huge with great views and I had the joy of spending time walking around peacefully for hours as I listened to the birds in the olive and fruit trees and the occasional "hee-haw" from donkeys down the valley. As goes for service Miguel, who speaks perfect English, made sure the booking went without trouble, gave great directions for the way, welcomed us and was to our disposal if needed all the time during our stay. We had trouble finding the place but that was not Miguel's fault but my stupid navigation. The place is really easy to find if you just read his instructions. If you're looking for a place that is in a real whitewashed spanish village and in the countryside at the same time this is the place for you. Whole family wish to come back later if possible.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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super séjour dans une region magnifique et un cadre agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une dizaine de jours à Alora, et sommes revenus enchantés de notre séjour. Le gite est très agréable, très bien rénové et aménagé, très bien situé, en retrait et au calme tout en étant aux portes de la ville. Gite entouré d'orangers, citronniers, ...... vue superbe sur la vallée.....les propriétaires sont très sympathiques. l'andalousie est vraiment une région superbe !!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Duft nach Frühling

  • 5 of 5

Vom ersten Moment an fühlt man sich in dieser tollen Umgebung direkt wie im Urlaub! Herrlicher Sonnenschein, blauer Himmel und süß duftende weiße Orangenblüten in einem Meer aus unzähligen gelben und orangen Farbtupfern an den Bäumen erwarten uns auf dem riesigen Grundstück. Man hat einen grandiosen Ausblick und wir genießen die Ruhe und den Frieden. Außer der Glöckchen der Ziegen, mal einem Esel oder Hundebellen hört man nichts und kann wunderbar abschalten. Die süßen Kätzchen leisten einem Gesellschaft und warteten immer auf der Terrasse auf uns.

In Álora ist man schnell zu Fuß und bekommt in den kleinen Geschäften alles, was man braucht und vor allem morgens pulsiert das authentische Dorfleben in den weißen Gassen und man kann sich ganz dem spanischen Redestrom der Bewohner hingeben.

Besonders empfehlen können wir als Ausflug den caminito del rey mit seinen spektakulären Aussichten und Schluchten und der atemberaubenden Natur und anschließend kann man am türkisfarbenen Stausee Guadalhorce den Tag wunderbar ausklingen lassen.

Auch die Wanderung im El Torcal und das Städtchen Antequera haben uns sehr gut gefallen.

In Málaga kann man sich einfach treiben lassen und hat vom Castillo de Gibralfaro einen tollen Blick auf die Stadt.

Kulinarisch hat die Region auch viel zu bieten. Besonders gut hat uns das iberische Schwein im Restaurant Don Joaquín in Álora geschmeckt.

Natürlich kann man auch lecker auf der Terrasse grillen und sollte sich zum Frühstück den frisch gepressten Orangensaft nicht entgehen lassen!

Im Haus steht genug Infomaterial über Andalusien zur Verfügung und auch die Internetverbindung ist sehr gut!

Wir können den Aufenthalt im Casa Altavista uneingeschränkt empfehlen und die Kommunikation und Abwicklung mit dem Vermieter Miguel verlief reibungslos! Miguel steht jederzeit hilfsbereit und freundlich mit Rat und Tat zur Seite und auch die Lieferung der Mountainbikes ins Haus war mehr als praktisch für uns. Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus abseits von Touristenströmen

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für eine Woche zu Gast im Casa Altavista und haben jeden Tag genossen. Das Areal um das Haus ist weitläufig mit den verschiedensten Obstbäumen bepflanzt, an denen wir uns bedienen durften. So gab es jeden Tag frisch gepressten Orangensaft, Granatäpfel und Zitronenlimonade. Das Haus ist gut ausgestattet, die Küche bietet alle Möglichkeiten, um schön aufzukochen (2 Gaskochflächen, indoor-Grill, Besteck, Töpfe, Teller, Gläser, alles vorhanden). Die Räume sind zweckmäßig groß und auch im Bad hat man genug Platz. In den Wintermonaten kann es in den Zimmer ein wenig kühl werden, dafür stellt Miguel aber Heizungen zur Verfügung. Außerdem kann man auch eine gemütliche Wärme durch einen Kachelofen erzeugen.

Das Haus liegt am Stadtrand von Alora, welches fussläufig gut erreichbar und zu erkunden ist. Für weitere Trips Richtung Malaga, Granada, etc. ist ein Mietauto nötig. In Alora selbst findet man aber auch alles, was man benötigt, ein gibt einen großen Supermarkt, diverse Tapas Bars, Restaurants und einige Jamonerias, die ganz und gar untouristische Preise abrufen.

Das Haus ist allen zu empfehlen, die einen ruhigen Ort zum Relaxen suchen und das echte Andalusien von der weniger touristischen Seite kennenlernen wollen. Auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderbare Natur und Sonnenterrasse in den Bergen

  • 4 of 5

Vielen Dank an Miguel für die schöne Urlaubszeit im Casa Altavista. Die Finca hat wirklich alles, was man sich wünschen kann und besonders schön ist die Umgebung mit sagenhaftem Ausblick. Auf dem großen Grundstück finden sich viele schattige Plätze unter den Zitronenbäumen. Ganz süß waren auch die Schildkröten und die Katzen, die sich immer über etwas Futter gefreut haben. Die Finca liegt optimal direkt am Stadtrand des traumhaften Örtchens Álora, trotzdem ist man auf der Finca ganz für sich. Wir denken sehr gerne an die sonnigen Tage und kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Lauro Golf (Alhaurin el Grande)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Granada-Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Charming 100 years old country house in the village of Álora in its own grounds of 5 hectares. Completely restored and decorated in a rustical Andalusian style. The house is surrounded by an Arab garden with lemon, orange trees and olive groves. Impressive views of the valley of the River 'Guadalhorce'. Best location, 5 minutes walk to the village and best road/train connections to the main cities of Andalusia and the Costa del Sol.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Álora, 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
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Endreinigung £58.04
Refundable Damage Deposit £80.36
Pet Fee £0

- Im Preis inbegriffen: Wasser, Gas, Elektrizität (10Kwh pro Tag).
- Im Preis nicht inbegriffen: Holzverbrauch und Kohle Sack-Kg lt. Marktpreis.
- 5te Person: (Kind) bis 14 Jahre gratis. Erwachsene: Hochsaison 105,00 €/Woche, Mittelsaison und Aussersaison 85,00 €/Woche

**SPEZIALANGEBOT 2017!!! Für die Belegung von min. 2 Wochen in Nebensaison: 385 Eur/Woche

Poolsaison: Juni-September

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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