(Text automatically translated) In a large character property bird sanctuary with panoramic views of sea, mountains and plains. The location is unique for nature lovers, sports and beach. Faced with the "spot" Cotillo, in the heart of nature, let yourself be lulled by the quiet, enjoy the sun rising over the mountains and the sunset sea For more information, do not hesitate to contact us .
Aline & Johan
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Jan 2019
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Thank you for your warm welcome to your lovely La Oliva. It was wonderful to stay where wildlife is so important to the owners and we wish you the very best of luck with your continued plans to create a special place for the birds. Charles and Heather.
This is a fantastic place to stay, but you do need a car for shopping. The mountains are beautiful to see as you open the front door in the morning. All day they look beautiful as the sun streams down onto the patio, and eating outside is a real pleasure, too. Everything in the house is good, with a well equipped kitchen, and a lovely airy bedroom with comfortable beds. Aline and Johan are good hosts but never intrusive, There are hens, a donkey, and a couple of horses. Johan brought us a couple of beautiful fresh eggs from the hens which made our holiday complete.
A property with Rustic charm well off the beaten track
Total Peace,quiet & privacy but with a few compromises
4kms from El Cortillo via a dirt track so not realistically within walking distance of restaurants & facilities so ended up in the car more than planned
the walk to the nearest beach was also further than expected and on a windy or hot day was challenging
Some of the property details were 'lost in translation' I.e
American style kitchen (well equipt but not large enough to swing a cat)
1/2 bath in reality 2 showers
Having said all that we would still choose to stay there again
We are happy that you have enjoy peace, quiet and privacity and we hope you enjoyed the views and the out space too.
Effectively, this week was particulary windy and hot, named « Calima » (some few times during the year).
As confirmed per many others hosts, the Homelidays page with google earth, descritpion and photos exactly match with reality:
- To have peace and nature in an ornithological protected area mean be far enough from town and civilisation that is to say 4kms (5 minuts per car) as specificate in the web with description, google earth and photos (both also sent per mail to you before your second payment). The distance to the beach also is seen. A house with direct access to the beach would be ideal but legally impossible and, the rental price would also be different.
- The kitchen is open to the lounge, not separated per a wall. I think that match with american kitchen definition (wikipedia). The space to swing is more than one meter, so normally suficient. You also have two photos in the Homelidays web.
- On the photos and in the text of the principal page of our Homelidays advert, bathrooms are showers with lavabo and not bathtubs.
We always try our best to satisfy our hosts and improve the rental : hosts have for example access to a play area with trampoline and wooden children´s hut and, recently access to one more terrace from sea side.
I hope you will understand that this rating of 4 stars seems a bit hard and not correspond to the general appreciations (1 per 50 persons).
We hope to see you again in our beautiful island to enjoy sun and beaches.
Everything we could have wished for
This property is ideally situated as while it is located on its own it is within walkable distance from El Cotillo and the sea. We were able to have a number of meals out and then walk back taking in the views including the stars in the clear night sky. We also found a number of tracks across the open space giving direct access to the beaches along the coast.
A lot of thought has been given to the layout of the property. It had two main patios and a roof terrace together with a further internal open space, allowing us aways to be able to sit outside with a view regardless of the wind direction or if we wished to sit in the shade. Also while compact the kitchen area was well laid out and enabled us to easily cook all our meals. The best bit about the layout was that it was very different from anything we had stayed in before and made our holiday more special. Thought has also been given to the outside space and how this is shared with the owner's, Aline and Johan. We had our own seperate entrance and views from the patios, although they were close by and very helpful when we needed them.
Our holiday was very relaxing and enjoyable and this property and its location was the reason. We are looking forward to a return visit.
We would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants a quiet, comfortable holiday with picturesque views.
Peaceful, romantic, great views
A perfect retreat for some peace and relaxation.
The accommodation is spacious and very comfortable, and has everything you will need for a fabulous holiday.
We enjoyed our breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the mountains and had a spectacular view of the stars at night.
The village is a short journey away as are the beaches and lagoons of El Cotillo.
Aline and Johan are wonderful hosts who are available for any help that you may need, but who very much take a back seat, so it is easy to forget you are not the only people there.
This was my second visit and I hope to stay again one day.
Ideal für ruhige und entspannte Ferien
Das Haus liegt etwa 4 Kilometer außerhalb von El Cotillo, vielleicht 500 Meter vom Atlantik entfernt. In dieser Lage ist man absolut ungestört. Das Haus selbst ist sehr schön mit Anklängen an marokkanische Architektur. Je nach Sonnenstand und Wind fand man auf einer der Terrassen immer ein schönes geschütztes Plätzchen. Innen ist das Haus sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und sehr gut ausgestattet. Besonders die Ausstattung der Küche ließ keine Wünsche offen.
Gelegentlich haben sich die Hühner bei uns zum Frühstück eingefunden, manchmal auch die Eselin, die gerne an den Hibiskusblüten knabberte.
Der Vermieter ist ausgesprochen nett, wenn seine Hilfe mal nötig war, war er immer zur Stelle.
Wir fanden, dass dieses Haus ein wirklicher Glücksgriff war, ideal für uns als vierköpfige Familie.
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