Caserio El Olivo is a very 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. 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. The apartment Caserio El Olivo is also characterised by its large and bright interiors, especially the wide and open 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 huge and beautiful sunny terrace with great views over the garden, the valley and the mountains.
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, high quality mattresses, bed linens and towels). The shared saline-swimming pool produces a natural alternative to chlorine; it is 9 x 4m and incorporates a shallow toddler section. The pool is situated within a lawned garden and is surrounded by a child-safety wooden fence. These precautions will certainly guarantee a restful, fun and relaxing holiday for the whole family.
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. In the lower part there is a small studio as well, which is also for rent. This gives the option to rent the studio and the penthouse all together for more than 4 travelers. The property also houses another small holiday home, on the other end of the land, which is also for rent.
The pool area and the playground area are shared by all holiday properties on the land. And all do have their own terrace, garden and barbecue.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
The property is located in the heart of the Alpujarra, the green and lush south slopes of Sierra Nevada with its breathtaking landscapes and mild and sunny microclimate all year round.
You will have the perfect opportunity to experience and enjoy the authentic and genuine Andalucía intimately, away from the busy tourist 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 and do hikes into the canyons, visit small wine presses and wine cellars or clime the snow-covered peaks of Sierra Nevada. The mountain chain reaches an altitude of 3484m 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 Cordoba, Ronda or Seville, or National Parks like Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Cazorla and Cabo de Gata.
Blessed with gorgeous sunny 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 all over the year you will be able to experience our gorgeous gastronomical culture and the Andalusian lifestyle.
Our property is a lawful family-tourism business which is registered and monitored by the Spanish Tourism Authority “Consejería de Turismo y Deporte” and guarantees the highest standards for equipment, safety, hygiene and general quality. It also has the official Andalusian seal AGROCOLOR 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).
Over the winter season the house will be heated up with 24 hours in advance to offer a warm and comfortable ambient right from the first day on.
In the house you will find a very comprehensive and detailed tourist information brochure where we give interesting knowledge about the house and what to do in the area and we are happy to share our experience gathered here over 20 years and offer you practical currant tips on activities, hikes, beaches, restaurants, cultural events, ticket reservations etc. so to make it easy 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 personalized 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.
While 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.
To visit the Alhambra Palaces we recommend booking tickets ideally with a few months´ notices in advance on the website of the official ticket seller.
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, a pantry with the essentials (spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, coffee, tea, cocoa/hot chocolate, spaghetti, canned tomato, dish soap, laundry soap, etc.).
Not included in the price, there is a final cleaning fee of 45€ for our professional cleaning staff and the 40€ for the complete welcome service set which contains the following:
Preheat the house up with 24 hours in advance (during the winter months).
Complete clean linen set of quality bedding, bed rugs, towels (hand/facial, bathing, and 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€).
A personalized reception (also possible at a meeting point in the village) 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 (June to September). 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 11am or according to arrangement.
Over low season we can offer on bookings of several weeks’ interesting discounts. We can also offer special rates for last minutes bookings.
The price includes 10% VAT and a house insurance including liability.