|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Casa Resolana is one of the few remaining houses with views still available to rent in the historical quarter of town, Casco Antiguo. It is situated next to a Moorish castle, a cathedral, and the tourist information center. This old traditional 'pueblo blanco' house has been fully restored to blend modern comforts with old-world charm. It offers breathtaking views of the Sierras de Cadiz, hills blanketed with olive groves, as well as the historical village of Olvera itself.
The layout is as follows.
Ground floor: hall, dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, toilet.
An Andalusian-style stairway with azulejos tilework leads to the upper floors.
First floor: corridor, bathroom with toilet, bedroom with TV lounge.
Second floor: office / second bedroom, with access to stunning panoramic views from the rooftop terrace.
An iron stairway leads from the terrace to a flat roof with a 360° view.
Casa Resolana is fully equipped for relaxing and comfortable short, medium, or long stays. The home provides kitchenware, television, DVD player, internet access, games, basic pharmacy, etc, etc. There is shading for dining al fresco on the terrace, as well as an electric BBQ grill.
Should anything be missing, please do not hesitate to let the owners know.
Originally I am from Russia and have widely traveled across the world, but I have always felt happy to be back in Spain and Andalusia.
I think that Olvera and its fascinating surroundings are a perfect place to get away from the ''madding crowds'' on the Costas, to relax and get to know the true unspoiled Inner Andalusia. I hope my guests will enjoy their stay here as much as I do every time I come.
ALEXANDRE NEIBERG purchased this house in 2012
I was looking for a place in the sun, and Andalusia, that I had sun-filled memories of, seemed the natural choice for me.
I considered several properties but the one that stole my heart with its breathtaking views was a seemingly-hopeless ruin in the historical quarter of Olvera.
It took a lot of hard work to turn Casa Resolana into what it is now, a cozy home blending tradition and modern comforts, and with those views one never forgets.
Casa Resolana is a comfortable easy home, where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility and spectacular views. It also serves as a perfect home base from which to explore the authentic white village of Olvera, and some of the most fascinating parts of Inner Andalusia beyond.
Casa Resolana is a lovely, well renovated village house, with fantastic views and we loved it! It is right at the top of the village so lots of hills to climb but well worth the effort for the great location. Paquito gave us the guided tour and information on the surroundings - even though we don't speak Spanish we managed to get the main points! Paquito, Natalia and their children are lovely and very helpful. Olvera is a lovely village and has plenty of good bars/cafes plus lots of minimarkets within walking distance. Thank you Alexandre for making available such a lovely Casa to stay in, highly recommended.
Spectacular setting. Beautiful apartment .. Clean and comfortable and very well equipt, with amazing views from every window. Olvera is small and mostly quiet, perched atop a rocky hill. Be prepared for steep climbs but worth every inch! Property manager Paquito was wonderful .. And though we did not meet the owner, he was very kind and helpful. Highly recommend Casa Resolana!
Our stay at Casa Resolana in Olvera started with the airline misplacing our luggage for 3 days. However, with Alexandre's and Paquito's determined assistance this turned out to be less of a problem than it might seem. The casa is situated very high up in the village and therefore has fabulous views of the countryside from both terraces. No appliances or utensils were lacking. The rooms were clean, well appointed and perfectly adequate for our needs. Paquito and Natalia looked after us very well, including showing us where to shop. Olvera made an excellent base of operations for day trips in any direction, including Seville, Ronda, etc. Despite our lack of Andalucian Spanish, we found the townspeople to be friendly and helpful. Altogether, a most enjoyable stay in a wonderful hillside town.
Pleasantly surprised. Couldn't have been happier. Paquito was very helpful. We would love to return to your beautiful home. Thanks Alexandre.
Nous avons passé un superbe séjour. Outre la région qui n'a plus à faire ses preuves, la maison est magnifique, la vue des terrasses est splendide (à 360° pour la terrasse du haut). Olvera est située à peu près à égale distance des grandes villes que nous voulions visiter (Séville, Grenade, Cadix, Malaga) et cette petite ville (blanche) et ses alentours offrent également de superbes visites (et des bars à tapas !).
Un grand merci à Paquito et Natalia pour leur accueil, leur disponibilité et la préparation de la maison. Nous y reviendrons volontiers.
Christine et Philippe Alleaume
Die Ferienwohnung entspricht in jedem Punkt den Angaben im Online-Inserat und sie ist sauber und gepflegt. Die Lage ist top und bietet vielleicht die beste Aussicht in ganz Olvera: Der Blick von den beiden Balkonen ins Umland ist einfach phänomenal! Die Gassen rund ums Haus sind zu eng für Autos und Fußgänger verirren sich merkwürdigerweise nur wenige hierher - die darausfolgende Stille ist ein Geschenk. Der Eigentümer war im Kontakt unkompliziert und aufmerksam und die Begleitung vor Ort durch Paquito eine Freude - wir mögen diesen kleinen quirligen, hilfsbereiten und so ungemein lustigen und freundlichen Kerl sehr! Dass wir nicht spanisch sprechen und er nicht deutsch oder englisch - egal: Mit Witz und Geduld hat Paquito alles an uns hingebracht, was wichtig für uns war.
Was die Gastronomie angeht, haben wir unseren Morgenkaffee sehr gerne in der netten familienbetriebenen Bar Pimentel am Fuße des Felsens getrunken. Sehr gut gegessen - gegrillter Tintenfisch, Gemüsesuppe, geschmorter Ochsenschwanz - haben wir im Lirios in der Avda. J. Besteiro.
Sehr schön zum Radfahren oder Wandern ist die “Via Verde de la Sierra”, ein Bahntrassenradweg, der am Rande von Olvera entlang führt. Gut zu erreichen von Olvera aus und absolut empfehlenswert sind Ronda und Sevilla (die Busfahrt in die andalusische Hauptstadt dauert zirka zwei Stunden. Los gehts morgens um 6.30 Uhr, zurück in Olvera ist man gegen 21 Uhr).
Ohne Frage ein Toptipp - sowohl Olvera als auch die Casa Resolona.
Olvera is an authentic bustling small town of the unspoiled Inner Andalusia. With its spectacular hilltop setting, it forms part of the famous Andalusian Trail of Pueblos Blancos, the Whitewashed Villages.
Olvera boasts excellent infrastructure and is surrounded by numerous tourist destinations attracting visitors from around the world. La Via Verde, Zahara de la Sierra, Setenil, Grazalema, numerous natural sites, to mention just a few. The historical town of Ronda, the third main tourist attraction of Andalusia, is only 30 km away. The natural reserve Peñon de Zaframagón, an impressive rock outcrop with a colony of huge griffon vultures, is 14 km from the town center. UNESCO biosphere reserve, Sierra de Grazalema natural park, is also within an easy reach.
Casa Resolana is situated in a traditional, peaceful and friendly neighborhood of Olvera. The house is within walking distance of all amenities, and no matter which way you walk, the views are fascinating. A small cozy bar is just a few meters away, and there are great tapas places and shops close-by.
Whether you just want to relax and enjoy superb cuisine and local wines, learn more about Andalusian culture, or go hiking, climbing, horseback riding or paragliding, there is something for everyone to provide an unforgettable holiday in this fascinating area.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.