Fully Equipped High Stand. BBQ A/C-Heat Free WiFi Tropical Organic Garden Calm Setting
Oliver Baun & Maria
- English, German, Spanish
About Oliver Baun & Maria
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.
Oliver Baun & Maria purchased this House in 1997
Why Oliver Baun & Maria chose Órgiva
After now living here over 25 years it is still our paradise on earth!
What makes this House unique
The penthouse is very well prepared, fully equipped and comes with all inclusive. Once you are here everything will suit your requirements and you will be enjoying a relaxing holiday right from the first moment. In the area there are many things to do and to explore and it would be a pleasure for us to offer all the experience we have gathered in the 30 years we have lived here. We can give you practical tips and advice about all the activities you can enjoy in the region. In the house you will find a detailed information brochure including road, street and hiking maps and helpful suggestions and descriptions about walks, hikes, nice car rides, beaches, restaurants, shopping, cultural events, ticket bookings, etc. If you might already have some questions. You will find most information on the Hospitality App of HomeAway on your mobile. If you have any specific questions regarding your stay or any other detail, please don't hesitate to contact us by this web-site. We really want to offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the authentic Andalusia.
Grundstück und Pool sind Kinderfreundlich/sicher
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Schöne, ruhige Lage über dem Ort! Von der großen Terrasse und auch vom Schlafzimmer aus haben wir ein schönes und entspannendes Panorama genossen. Die Ausstattung war hervorragend. Alles war vorhanden. Lediglich eine Salatschüssel wäre noch schön gewesen. Die Vermieter sind sehr gute Gastgeber. Auch an Kleinigkeiten war gedacht (z.B. Spülmittel, neuer Schwamm, Müllbeutel, Tipps, Restaurantempfehlungen...). Garten und Pool sind natürlich gestaltet und gut gepflegt. Alles in Allem sehr zu empfehlen. Der Ort Órgiva selbst hat uns vom Erscheinungsbild nicht so überzeugt. Allerdings ist es ein guter Einkaufsort ( mehrere Lebensmittelgeschäfte, viel Bio, zwei Tankstellen ...). Vor Allem der Wochenmarkt ist ein Highlight.
Unserer Premiere in Andalusia wird ein Wiederkommen folgen!
Brilliant place to just stop and enjoy the locations.
Accomodation was great with all amenities. Superb view. Kids loved swimming pool. Trips to surrounding villages were a highlight including food.
Beautiful location. Steep approach to the house. Teenagers loved the place especially the pool.
Overall a very good visit. The only negatives were thin mattresses ( after two weeks the back began to hurt!) and weak wifi.
Great holiday in a beautiful location
The property was exactly as described and suited the three of us perfectly, 2 adults and a 4 year old. The accommodation was clean, well maintained, and comfortable, providing everything we could need. The terrace is a great area to eat at any time of day. The pool and gardens were lovely to relax and play around and were safe for our daughter. Weather, as expected, was superb. Oliver is a welcoming, charming and helpful host
perfect holiday house for toddlers (and parents)
we stayed in the charming ferry tale cottage 'cortijo el potro'. the house was lovely, very comfortable and clean, nice bedding and towels, good matrasses, very spacious, well equipped.
the view, outside space and covered terrace are very beautiful and idyllic.
it was the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation with our two boys (aged 4 and 2). the whole property is very safe for children. the pool was absolutely perfect as it has a 'childrens' area when they could stand and also shallow steps where they could play, and a closable gate, while at the same time being very close to the terrace and house. there is a swing and playhouse with slide.
We would definitely recommend this house for a family with toddlers. it is not easy to find such a toddler friendly house in this kind of idyllic setting.
location is also very good: alhambra, beach, walking, mountains, charming villages, river... all within easy reach (if you have a car).
the only thing we 'missed' was a dish washer.
Caserio El Olivo is settled in a wide and green terraced land of 3.300sqm with lush garden, surrounded by pure and calm nature and the impressive wild landscapes of Sierra Nevada but just 1km away above the town Órgiva.
Although on the border of the cultivated land before it goes into the wild life, it has easy access by car and to town it only takes about 2 minutes to drive and 10 minutes to walk. The view over the village and the whole valley are wide and spectacular.
The closest town, Órgiva, is a very lively, southern Andalusian market-town, picturesquely situated in a large valley in the middle of a wild mountain landscape. Surrounded by rivers, olive and orange groves, it is not a tourist spot, rather a normal village which offers numerous street cafes, bars, restaurants, small shops, a weekly market, an old covert market with fishstalls but also small supermarkets, organic shops, banks, a post office and an emergency hospital.
Orgiva is located in the south-faced slopes of the amazing Sierra Nevada, just 30 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Tropical and 45 minutes away from Granada.
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.
Only 7 km away is the traditional spa-town Lanjarón, with its ancient but recently renovated mineral baths offering various wellness services.
The 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.
Blessed with gorgeous weather all year round (including winter time), this region will give you an endless variety of activities and events and 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 Andalusian lifestyle.
The very high peaks of Sierra Nevada provide the region with fresh water, which finds its way by 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.
So there is Spain's largest ski resort and the one with the sunniest days all over Europe. It offers on an altitude between 2000m and 3400m over 120km of wide slopes. High snow, long and wide pistes, reasonable prices and a surprisingly comfortable atmosphere make Sierra Nevada an exceptional ski destination.
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, hiking and exploring the local nature or staying in the house having a barbecue in the garden.
The nearly 800-year-long period Moorish and Arab culture has influenced the landscapes of Alpujarra more than any other Spanish regions. The culture of the Arabs is reflected in the architecture, in arts and crafts, music and cooking. But above all, the Arabs 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 with their powerful, distinctive gnarled trunks, some which were planted even by the Romans. Today there is in interesting addition to the old traditions an alternative and refreshing culture of artists, craftspeople, organic farmers, organic groceries shops, Arabian tea rooms, halal food shops, yoga and flamenco schools and a Buddhist center.
The area has plenty of small familiar wine presses and cellars, producing real quality wind which can be tasted and bought right on the place.
And as Spain is a gourmet's paradise which enjoys the pleasure of quality food and good wine, so varied and colourful the country, so varied and colourful the dishes.
The cuisine of the Alpujarra lives from the pure and natural flavor of its autochthonous products due to the unique combination of different altitudes, temperatures, natural waters and microclimates. As such, its cuisine oozes of delicious and vibrant taste. There is a vast myriad of yummy stews including rice dishes similar to genuine paella, air-dried mountain ham, salamis, chorizos, mountain cheese, seafood, fresh vegetables and egg dishes, almond and fig pastry, and other local treats which are considered world-class foods. Many of these specialties are served as tapas (scrumptious nibbles that come for free with a drink – beer, glass of wine or sherry). Enjoy!