Active holidays, culture, relaxation
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
My husband and I just returned from a week -long vacation in La Sierra de Guadarrama, Madrid.
We could have stayed in any of the many sierra's small villages but we took our chances and chose El Boalo after seeing pictures of Heinz's Mi Refugio online. We were not disappointed!
Mi Refugio is one of the most beautiful and comfortable houses we have rented so far. The house is roomy, tastefully decorated, clean and best of all, quiet and surrounded by nature.
We could feel the care and love put into the house's every detail. Heinz has also put together an info brochure about what the area has to offer including services, day trips, hiking trails and more. Everything one needs to know if one didn't have enough time to do some research before hand.
We fell in love with the town and its surroundings. If you visit the place, plan a visit to Queseria Artesanal Maliciosa and buy some exquisite artisanal cheese from Maria Jesus.
Thank you Heinz for sharing your house with us. This was an unforgettable trip and coming back to your house every evening made it more special. Truly grateful for your hospitality.
Really sweet cottage!
Very much enjoyed our stay in El Boalo! Sweet cottage in a nice neighborhood where you can kick back and relax in the mountains after a day in the city center. Nice drive into the city, about 40 minutes and Heinz was very helpful with questions and other info!
Thank you very much Sheila! I am happy to hear this as I make a big effort that my guests enjoy their stay at my house.
Calm, quiet and away from the bustle of the city
A beautiful home in a small enclave away from the noise of Madrid. Lots of hiking and bike paths nearby. It was a great place to unwind at the end of our whirlwind trip to southern Spain.
I am glad that you enjoyed the stay in my house and you could relax.
Roomy comfortable home in a terrific location
As Americans touring Spain, our four night stay in El Boalo was just great. This home is a great choice for travelers looking for a home base outside Madrid. Just 40 minutes from the Madrid airport, we found ourselves in a quaint, mountain side community with beauty in every direction. Each day we made side trips to amazing sites, including San Lorenzo and its giant monastery, El Escorial; the historic Segovia with its Roman aqueduct and historic Alcazar; San Ildefonso to see the impressive Palace and gardens; and Avila for its walled old city and wonderful gothic cathedral. All locations were reached in less than an hour and the amazing drive over Navacerrada pass was an exciting and beautiful side trip in its own right. Our only regret was that we did not allow enough time to hike the beautiful mountains that surrounded us with wonderful vistas. One could stay in this lovely home for a week of hiking without running out of trails and peaks to conquer. The home is beautifully done; a touch of Bavaria in Spain. It is set in a second home community that is quiet and low key. We walked to the center of town for generous and delicious meals at local restaurants served at a fair price, sitting outside with the locals. Heinz the owner was generous with is time showing us through the home and explaining the area thoroughly. The house has a large kitchen, nice living room with a fireplace, dining area with a view and a large porch to enjoy the outdoors. If I lived in Madrid and liked hiking, I would rent this home 3-4 times a year just to be in the lovely spot! We had a great time, we would love to come back.
We are happy we can share with people of the world something so ours. This puts in evidence that there are more things that unite and enrich us in diversity instead of alienating us.
If you have known how to enjoy the house means that something common and universal unites us and it is the love and respect for nature that we wanted to honor. We have conceived the rent as a way to keep the house alive ... so that it can continue to be ours but shared.
Thank you for the encouragement you give us and for that we know that we have not left the house to strangers but that you have become friends and that little by little we will weave a network almost almost ... .universal.
Preciosa casa a los pies de nuestra sierra
A los pies de la Sierra de Los Porrones, entre La Pedriza y La Maliciosa disfrutamos de un magnífico fin de semana en la casa de Heinz, que nos recibió muy amablemente y nos enseñó su acogedora, confortable y preciosa casa con su historia.
Perfectamente equipada y muy bien situada para caminar por la montaña.
Muchísimas gracias Carmen. Para mí ha sido un placer recibiros y era como si hubieran venido unos amigos de toda la vida que comparten nuestra pasión por la Sierra.
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