Caserio El Olivo is a spacious penthouse apartment over the entire top floor of a large Andalusian country house 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 3000 sqm and is organic-certificated. The garden contains various orange, avocado and centenarian olive trees and many other Mediterranean fruit trees. There is a playground area as well as a child proof pool area with lawn all around. The apartment Caserio El Olivo is characterised by its large interiors, especially the wide living room and the bright spacious bedrooms – which have one bathroom attached to each. Both bedrooms and the living room have direct access to a very large, beautiful sunny terrace with great views of the garden, the valley and the mountains. All further spaces and a covered terrace are on one level. 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). There is free WIFI. The swimming pool (9x4m plus a shallow part) and the lawn area surrounding are fenced and completely childproof. All of these will certainly guarantee a restful, fun and relaxing holiday.
The penthouse is the whole upper floor of the main house on the property of 3000 sqm lush garden. I live in the lower part of this main house and I will make sure the peace and privacy of our guests is respected. In the lower part there is a small studio as well, which is also for rent. This means that you could rent the studio with the penthouse in case you are coming with a larger group. The property also houses another small holiday home, on the other end of the land, which is also for rent.
The pool area is shared by all holiday properties on the land. And all do have their own terrace, garden and barbecue.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. You can pick our delicious lemons and oranges and make fresh juice all the way from November to June.
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.
I live in the lower ground floor and I will take into account the peace and privacy of our guests. I will also be totally available to help out with any queries, suggestions, ideas and touristic information when necessary.
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.
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) on the official website.
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/cash card which was used for the online payment.
Our prices are for the entire estate (house, garden and 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, 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, butter, cheese, eggs, olives, yogurt, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, milk, water, juice, beer, a bottle of wine and a fruit bowl ( if you wish, this can be removed and the fee will be reduced 20€).
Personalized reception (Also possible at a meeting point in the village), guiding and 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 with full bedding 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. Check in is from 2pm onwards, check out before 12am or according to arrangement.
The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.
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).
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 micro climate 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 3484 m 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 Córdoba, Ronda 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 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 Féria of Órgiva (harvest festival) 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.