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A very special and private place near Orgiva, amazing pool, Sierra & Lujar views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,303 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

Fusion of Bali & Morocco,self catering villa in Andalucia set up as primary home

Recently back on the rental market after a major exterior refurbishment including a newly refurbished swimming pool with state of the art automatic pool cover which heats the water and beautiful wide terracing for relaxing, our property is designed and set up as a home rather than just for holiday purposes. This makes it a bit more special. Located just outside the market town of Orgiva (15-20 mins walk) in the Tijola area of Las Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Granada, the villa is set in the country within a walled garden in a small residential enclave, private and quiet, with a delightful garden and large swimming pool (approx 11.5 x 5.6 m). The pool and dining terraces are also newly tiled as is a shady sunken garden area. Part of this self catering villa in Andalucia is 200 years old - a wonderful beamed ceiling in the living area reaching up over a mezzanine gallery at the end of the dining area gives character. The roof is newly insulated and most doors and windows are now double glazed which helps to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The furnishing style is a fusion of Bali and Morocco style with splashes of Spanish colour. The views of the Lujar to the front are breathtaking and the often snow-capped Sierra Nevada behind us give another perspective. Furnishings are of a high quality. It's an easy 30 mins drive to long stretches of beach at Motril and Salobrena and about 50 minutes drive to the fascinating city of Granada.

This property is a registered Vivienda Rural for private rentals. No agencies or marketing please. VTAR/GR/00977.

ORGIVA, Las Alpujarras, Andalucia: Orgiva is a market town just 15-20 minutes walk away with supermarkets, banks, bars, cafes and a selection of restaurants among which a couple are notably good. Its pretty church with twin towers is a landmark in the region and its bustling street market on Thursdays brings together the produce of the region – a heady mix of herbs and spices pervade the air while the fruit and vegetable stalls heave with locally grown produce in season - avocados, mangoes, pineapples, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, grapes, figs and much more. There are two well-stocked health food stores and a vegetarian Moroccan restaurant for those on special diets.

ACTIVITIES - Places to see and things to do: The popular activities are walking (with plenty of guided walks), horse riding and bird watching but you can also go mountain biking and paragliding. There is also golf near Motril and, in winter you can reach the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada within 75 minutes.

The Alhambra Palace in Granada is recognised as one of the great wonders of the world, and the fascinating city of Granada is one of the prettiest and most interesting towns in Europe. There is so much to see and do, you won’t tire from going back time and time again.

The most important thing is to leave room in your suitcase to take home the flavours of Andalucia – delicious teas, exceptional honey, an incredible selection of fresh herbs and spices, jams, chorizo, local hams and cheese.

Pet and Smoking Allergies: The household is strictly non-smoking. Although we do not allow visitors to bring pets, there is a household cat, Nala, who is very independent and well taken care of but would love the occasional bit of loving attention!

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Registration Number : VTAR/GR/00977

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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018

About Please send enquiry message to Feona before giving payment details in system.

I bought this property for my grown up children and me to enjoy as a retreat from our incredibly hectic work schedules. There was never an intention to rent it and for the first few years it was kept just for us. Then we started to rent for July and August only because we always spend this time back in the UK, mostly in Scotland which is our real home, and it seemed silly to leave the house empty and not at least try and recoup some of the running costs especially as I was on the point of retirement.

We have always kept the rental rates lower than the average for the standard of property and the facilities offered because we want it to be affordable for just a couple staying who want high standards and good privacy. This way we have built up a wonderful client base of appreciative guests, many of whom have returned each year.

I have now retired from a busy career running my own travel related and travel publishing businesses and the main family home is no longer in London - we have moved to West Sussex so will probably spend less time in Spain during the summer.

For 2017, we will rent at any time between April and November when we are not there ourselves.

Please send enquiry message to Feona before giving payment details in system. purchased this villa in 2006

Why Please send enquiry message to Feona before giving payment details in system. chose Órgiva

Everyone who comes to stay or rents our house says it is special. I think the reviews that have been written illustrate this well. Our gardener and housekeeper take care of the place with loving care and provide a discreet but very good service to rental guests which is probably quite unusual. No other rental villa I know of in the area offers a house and pool cleaning service every 3/4 days during your stay. We also have very good neighbours who are always willing to be helpful and good neighbourly relationships are very important to us, but we also very much value our privacy.

What makes this villa unique

When we decided to buy a house in Spain we wanted to be away from the Costas (which we knew very well) and yet be within easy reach of a good town and the coast. Andalucia was our preferred region - we love it. My search started online when I put 'Andalucia property' into the search bar - this property was the first one I saw on the first site I went to. The picture was one taken of the view across the swimming pool - at that moment, I remember saying to my daughter 'that house has got our name on it!'

When we came out for a 10-day intense house hunting exercise through the region (coast and inland areas), this was the first house we looked at and in the end it was the house we came back to buy!

It wasn't just the view (which was a huge selling point) or that the garden was gorgeous; the clincher was that it was a completely walled space so we had absolute privacy. This is a place where you can definitely get naked if you are that way inclined!

We liked that we could walk to town to get the bread if we didn't want to drive, or walk in for dinner and not worry about having more than one drink! It is uphill on the way in so not a walk for the feint-hearted but it's an easy stroll home on a beautiful summer's evening.

Whenever we arrive and open the doors to the garden and pool, you can't escape the sense of well-being. It is a place which truly nurtures the soul and where we feel the stress melting away as we sink into our chairs, glass in hand, drinking in the view. That feeling that we have escaped from the world is still the same when we arrive today as it was back in 2006. We love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another wonderful visit (fifth time!). Total relaxation, much needed, from start to finish. A perfect haven - thank you.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Órgiva in Costa Tropical

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2303 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Max 2 children per booking. Pls submit full details (ages, swimming ability) and wait for owners' written approval prior to placing booking request.
  • Please read notes in Rates section prior to placing an online booking. We really like to communicate with all our guests before accepting a booking.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Available for shower use only due to water shortages.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Only available as extra to 2 bedroom/1-4 person rate
  • There is a bathroom with bath/shower, basin and loo between Bedroom 1 and 2 but there is a second bathroom with walk-in shower stall, two basins set in a tile topped vanity unit just steps away at the end of the dining area so each bedroom has its own bathroom although please note that the bath itself is not for use (due to water shortages and costs). Bedroom 3 has an en suite shower room with walk in shower area, basin and loo. Bedroom / bathroom 4 with outside access are not included in any prices shown and are not normally rented. None of the showers are suitable or equipped for someone that is wheelchair-bound. As we have a septic tank, no bleach, laundry whitening, vinegar or chlorine products should be poured down the household drains. If required they can be poured into the outside shower drain. Please note that all house, laundry and dishwashing cleaning products are included in the rental.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beds can be unzipped to form a twin room with 90cm wide beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Adult use only, extra to regular 2bed/1-4 person rate
  • Bedroom 1 and 2 are in the main part of the villa. Bedroom 3 has its own entrance from the main patio and enjoys wonderful double aspect views to the Sierra Lugar across the pool and garden. Quality of mattresses throughout is super luxurious and beds are 200 cm long so good for tall people. All bedrooms have air-conditioning/heating (extra cost - see booking conditions as part of the booking form). Bedroom 3 has a ceiling fan as well. Please note that there is a shallow step up from the living area to the two bedrooms in the main house. Use of the 3rd bedroom is extra (see rental rates). There is a fourth bedroom and shower room with outside access but this is not normally made available for rental.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our Spanish housekeeper comes in for approx 1-2hrs every 3/4 days to clean, and do basic personal laundry (up to two loads per visit for stays longer than 8 days, ironing extra). Linen/towel change once weekly (subject to a minimum 8 night minimum stay). Please bring your own beach/pool towels. The gardener cleans the pool every 3/4 days, but we recommend you skim the pool surface daily and shower before swimming. The roof is extremely well insulated and there is double glazing throughout but air-conditioning units / overhead fans are installed (extra cost but rarely needed) - see booking conditions attached to booking form). Electric radiators throughout (extra cost but never used). We have a beautiful cat, who loves to be petted but otherwise is cared for by an automatic feeder. Although the house is mostly all on one level, most doorways are normal width and we have no special facilities for the physically challenged. The Mezzanine level has steep access and is not included.


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A very special and private place near Orgiva, amazing pool, Sierra & Lujar views
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

A very special place!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to tell everyone how fantastic this villa is! From the moment you arrive you will feel at home and relaxed and will be enthralled by the view! The house is immaculate and very well equipped. The living area is cosy and the kitchen has every utensil you could need. The beds are big and comfy. On arrival we received a lovely welcome pack and there were vases of fresh flowers and drinking water by the bedside! It gets even better outside as the garden and pool area are spectacular! Very well maintained the garden is full of pretty flowers with lovely scents and the pool is large. The garden is private and very peaceful and the views all around are lovely and in May, the mountains nearby had snow on them! All in all, you will not want to leave and like us you will want to return again and again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Audrey for taking the time to write this great review. I know that our next door neighbours loved meeting you and we look forward to having you back next May - the space is held. And, don't worry, we are only planning to rent a very few weeks a year so the homely feel won't get lost and there will only ever be a few people that will get the opportunity to discover the secrets of this place!
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A charming Villa nestled away in the countryside, very relaxing with a great pool area

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 weeks stay at La Palmera, a great find for relaxation and chilling out. The villa is in a very quiet area about 10mins drive to Órgiva where we ate out a few times. House itself is well equipped and comfortable. A great 2 weeks, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacances de rêves

  • 5 of 5

Séjour parfait, paysages à couper le souffle, pisicne immense....

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in tranquil relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely relaxing week at the property. The garden is beautiful with lots of sunny and shady spots to sit and relax in. Orgíva had all we needed for shopping etc. We enjoyed trips to Granada and the white villages and walking in the hillsides around Orgíva.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to La Palmeira, this time with our daughter. This villa has become a favourite for its tranquility, comfort, larger than average pool and barbecue, well equipped kitchen and, above all, Nala, the beautiful cat who regularly graces us with her presence. Two supermarkets are nearby in the town, which is just about walkable in decent shoes, and day trips (by car - essential) to the pretty white villages in the mountains or Granada are easily achieved (this time we visited the glorious Alhambra and the old quarter of the city). However, the view from the pool at the villa may entrance you so much that all you want to do is bask in the sun on a lounger and gaze! We have already booked our return for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this helpful review and for being such wonderful guests. I have little doubt that Nala will be very much looking forward to your return! All the best, F
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Fantastic villa with a big pool and luxury outdoor area and gardens. Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was really well kept, clean and homely. Luxurious and peaceful pool and garden area with a large pool. 15 mins walk to Orgiva or 5 min drive. Orchiva is a lovely town with a few nice restaurants and bars and Granada was an easy drive. Owner provided comprehensive info on the property and the area - we could not have wished for anything more a perfect week in the sun!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review, and with such speed! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It has been such a pleasure communicating with you and thank you for being such great guests. All the best, F
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Granada - from UK Easyjet flies from Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Approx 35 mins drive
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Approx one hour and 15 minutes drive
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Motril and Salobrena
Car: recommended

Rural Andalucia is famous for its little white villages that cling precipitously to dramatic hillsides and a way of life that is still quaintly of a different era in spite of the region’s popularity with tourists. The views are often breathtaking and none more so than in the Alpujarras, a range of hills which form the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Granada. The area was first brought to notice in Gerald Brenan’s book, South of Grenada but it was Chris Stewart’s ‘Driving over Lemons’ that captured the magic of life in the Alpujarras. Our nearest town is the picturesque market town of Orgiva.


Andalucia is culturally rich – you should try to experience a little of the passion and history of this fabulous region.

Locally - take a breathtaking drive into The Alpujarrras – this is the region so wonderfully experienced through the books – Driving Over Lemons and A Parrot in the Pepper Tree. The author, Chris Stewart actually just lives a couple of miles or so along the road. Travel up to the Poqueira Ravine. As well as the white villages of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira there are plenty of other pretty villages as well, with narrow cobbled streets where you can pick up local souvenirs. You can pick up locally made hand-painted pottery and fabulous “shaggy” rugs and wall hangings or air cured jamon (ham) from Trevelez.

Pampaneira has a 16th century parish church and a lovely plaza with comfortable shady bars which serve excellent tapas where you can sit and while away a sunny afternoon. This village has been winner of the National Tourism Prize for Best Kept Spanish Village. There is a very good local restaurant ‘Ruta de Mulhacen’ and a fantastic shop where they make their own chocolate where you can taste before you buy – great to eat and to take home for presents!

Beyond Pampaneira there is a turn off to the right to the villages of Mecina, Mecinilla and Fondales – this is a beautiful area for walks. There is a great Argentinian run pizzeria in Mecina as well as a hotel with good food. If anyone tries to tell you that the vegetarian restaurant is good, ignore them – it consistently serves the worst food imaginable in spite of being owned and run by a supposed French chef!

In Bubión on the last Sunday but one in August the wars between the Christians versus Moors are celebrated. Apart from the attractions inherent in this place, for those interested the Poqueira Ravine is the birthplace of the child who is destined to be the next Dalai Lama.

Continue your journey up to the High Alpujarras for spectacular scenery and on to Trevelez where they dry the famous local hams in the wind.

The Alpujarras were the last stronghold of the Moors and the romantic fable tells of the last Moor who let out a great sigh and shed a tear as he fled from this wonderful countryside avoiding the Catholic conquest in the 15th Century.

Another interesting trip is to the spa town of Lanjaron, where you can take the water! The spa water has important minerals to treat a variety of ailments – the fountain situated on the right just as you are going out of the town is renown for its mineral quality, so why not take your empty bottles and pick up some seriously good free water!

In Granada you must visit the The Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens (you must book a long time ahead online) – they are wonderful examples of Islamic architecture and the water gardens are cool places of tranquillity. You should certainly set aside the whole long day especially if you want to include a walk down into town to see the Cathedral and the shops - well worth a visit.

Granada itself is fascinating with plenty to see and do by day and night. If you are interested in culture and to learn about what Granada offers, we recommend you purchase a dedicated guide book or research online before you leave the UK.

If you feel like a longer drive and perhaps, even an overnight stay, then include a trip to Seville, Ronda, Toledo, Madrid or Cordoba. All these ancient Spanish towns have a wonderful history, and we are especially impressed by the orange trees lining the roads, shady plazas where you can sit down and people watch.

The Coast – La Costa Tropical

There are some good coastal towns and a great many beaches within easy reach between Motril and Nerja including Salobrena, Almunecar and La Herradura. Please follow this link to a good website for beach information:


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Órgiva, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
13 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
26 Aug 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn (pool use*)
16 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn/Winter (pool use*)
2 Nov 2018 - 11 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Easter (pool use*)
12 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Spring (pool use*)
30 Apr 2019 - 16 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
17 May 2019 - 6 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Summer
7 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
13 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 1
2 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are for 2-4 people. Costs for additional people are shown. We ask that you ONLY USE THE ENQUIRY BUTTON (and not place an online booking request) until we have time to complete any direct communications about your requirements. We find it can be really helpful to have an exchange of emails before you commit to an online booking/give payment details so please message us through the system so we can chat and make sure there is a two-way fit for the property. Airconditioning / heating: costs for use of airconditioning/heating are not included in rental and are taken from the security deposit according to meter readings although in the last two years we haven't had to charge any extras (house is really well insulated so usage can be minimal and not noticeable enough to charge for!) Children: Depending on the circumstances (age, no of adults in party etc), we may not accept children. If you are travelling with children under 12 years old, please let us have full details (ages, ability to swim and whether they can share a room - no more than two children per room) and contact us prior to booking. Also please advise us if you have any special needs. Allergies: please note that there is a household cat so let us know before placing an online booking request if you have an allergy. Due to the high maintenance requirements of the property, we prefer to leave 24 hours between bookings but when this is not possible, the gardener may need to complete some work during the following day. This is always done with prior notice. We may be able to offer a satisfactory compromise. Arrival time at villa: after 16.00, preferably after 17.00, subject to confirmation. Departure time from villa: Before 10am. We may be able to vary these times depending on how bookings are falling on either side of your dates. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let us know using the ENQUIRY BUTTON before placing a booking request. Thank you.

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