|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Description: Built designed & decorated by a sculptor & painter, 'la Bolina' is a unique, romantic holiday experience. It is a semidetached house that has been carefully designed by the same owner to maximise privacy to both properties.
Every detail of the house has been treated as art, from the polished concrete, wood & pebble inlaid floors to the hand furbished stainless steel & glass shower. Much of the furniture & all of the sculpture & painting is made by the artists. The house is situated in the foothills of the Almijara mountains that form part of the Sierra Nevada range. It looks across the olive groves & vineyards to Frigiliana a whitewashed mountain village & Nerja on the Mediterranean coast. Malaga airport is less than an hour away, & the city of Granada is only 100 km from Nerja. There is an unusually shaped black infinity pool that takes in the 360º breath-taking views. A stone barbecue overlooks the private swimming pool & the ever changing outdoor contemporary sculpture.
For those guests interested in sharing their holiday experience with friends or family, the neighbouring house is "el Morusco" property 6725879.
Situation: la Bolina' sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are windy & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.
Frigiliana: Frigiliana is a beautiful whitewashed mountain village 6 km. from the coastal town Nerja. The old town dates back to the Phoenicians, the narrow cobbled streets wind between white terraced Moorish houses. The village sits on the edge of a mountain reserve that boasts many wonderful walks. Both towns offer numerous restaurants, bars & other entertainments.
Winter: From October through April there is always a possibility of rain, but now the chance of it is so remote, that we have come to welcome it when it does. It is a perfect time of year for those who enjoy the mountains, walking or exploring the surrounding towns & cities. Granada’s Alhambra, Seville & Cordoba loose the unbearable heat of summer & you have the tourist areas basically to your selves. Christmas & New Year are normally sunny & all of the restaurants are open, although most work with reservation on the festive nights. The Spanish celebrate New Year on the street, it begins with spectacular firework displays in every city, town & village & festivity continues well into the next morning. Spring here begins in February with the almond blossom & yellow clover that line the roads. It’s a good time to visit the little villages around our area & in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada. If you are into skiing, the Sierra Nevada is famous for its slopes & is less than 2 hours away.
Maggie & I are artists (painter & sculptor) we have been living & working in Spain since 1978 having driven from South Africa where we both had spent time & wanted to leave behind the racial politics.
We bought the view & reformed the house for it.
'La Joya de la cuna' translates as 'The jewel of the cradle' & was how our neighbours referred to it.
After first visiting last October we were determined to return this year. The property is striking, and highly individual; thoughtfully designed as tranquil retreat by the wonderful owners.
Your time here is what you make of it - for us, having quality time together free from distractions such as tv and internet in beautiful surroundings in a place that really does feel like your own home is our idea of a perfect break.
A decent car/4x4 is a must for the roads round here, and there are many interesting places to visit using La Bolina as your base, or you need not leave the pool at all!
Much love to Rob and Maggie, Baku, Swana and the little one...we'll be back xx
La Bolina is hidden away in the hills overlooking Frigiliana. This stunning location is a joy to behold as the light changes through the day. An ideal get away from it all, the house and pool are just perfect and romantic. The two weeks we spent there were wonderful and we are sure to return. The Visitors’ Book is peppered with messages from regulars, who obviously feel the same about the place. Being set up on high ground there is an occasional breeze, even in the heat of July which was very welcome.
The house has everything you need, living up to what we had read when booking. The artwork and sculptures add personality to the house and garden, giving them a unique and quirky feel. There is another cottage attached to La Bolina, but being owned by Rob & Maggie they have designed the two to be private with the gardens fully separate and discretely screened – We hadn’t expected this but didn’t even know we had neighbours.
If you have any questions before your stay, Rob is very prompt replying and very helpful throughout, should you need anything.
Our stay at La Bolina was wonderful... starting with a very warm welcome from our hosts Rob & Maggie.
A perfect hideaway with everything you need to escape from it all, but not too far from essentials (markets etc.). The house is elegant and unique, and feels very special with the personal art/sculpture works. The pool is fantastic...!
We made the most of being able to spend long days relaxing in isolation, with visits to the local hill towns and countryside, with Ronda a worthwhile day out.
Our thanks to Rob & Maggie, and we hope to be back very soon!
The striking images on HomeAway's website drew us towards this property. The worry was that reality just couldn't live up to them. But it did. Every inch of the house and surroundings are beautifully sculpted and decorated by the owner's themselves, and yet they've managed to make it feel wild and natural. This is a designers or boutique property. The view, with the striking silhouette of the Sierra de Tejadas on one side, the village of Frigiliana nesting beneath them, and then the ocean beyond Nerja is simply breathtaking. This property offers a unique experience, it delivers everything promised in the description (and more), it is clean, and well maintained. We are urging all our friends to go, not the least because we can promise a friendly and accommodating reception by the owners (e.g. since we arrived after midnight, they offered to stock the fridge up with groceries so we wouldn't go hungry in the morning).
This is the most fantastic house I ever rented anywhere. Wonderful house, wonderful surroundings and very friendly host. We will be back
Best regards Eva, Mikke and Sofie (whe where there som years ago)
This place is a poem..
a tribute to the sun,
the moon & stars,
In every part of it
we could feel
the caring and poetic hands
of the artists who built it.
La Bolina is a place to BE
And we loved every moment here.
'la Bolina' sits in the steep foothills of the Almijara mountain nature reserve & between three villages, Torrox, Frigiliana & Nerja. The roads are winding & narrow, with magnificent views of both mountains & sea. Granada, offering the Alhambra Moorish Palace & the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour & a half drive away. Cordoba & Seville two hours. We are also close enough to Morocco to be able to spend a day in Tangiers.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
At lease two days before departure.