Holiday House in Capileira, High Alpujarras, Andalucia -
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 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 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
Taking in the amazing views
This property is a wonderful traditional cottage. If your looking for something authentic and charming, this is the one. The views are amazing. There is plenty of space and it is very comfortable. If you have mobility problems or are looking for ultra modern then its not for you. I love this place. I recommend this house and this village. It has many good restaurant that you can walk to but you can cook your own meals in the well equiped kitchen. You will need a car.
Thanks Jeni - it was lovely to meet you both, and glad you enjoyed your stay in Casa Josefa. The view from the house is something special, and the life in Capileira is what we prefer! Enjoy your European Tour.
Beautiful atmospheric property in spectacular location. Very friendly and helpful owners. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Capileira and La Alpujarra offer a glimpse of a return to a calmer and simpler life, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us Norah . I'm glad you enjoyed it. Elena
Thanks to Elena for a wonderful stay in Capilieria - the house was really cosy, spotlessly clean and had everything you would need - home away from home. We love this part of the world and enjoyed some fantastic hikes, then back to the casa to light the fire and enjoy the comforts of Casa Josefa. We will definitely be back - muchas gracias Elena.
Thanks so much for posting such a lovely review - glad you had a great time at Casa Josefa and hope to see you again in Capileira sometime soon. Elena
Lovely cozy home
Casa Josefa is a very special small home. It has been recently renovated with fresh paint, windows, doors, appliances and fixtures. The slate floors are beautiful. Furnishings are a mixture of nice antiques and basic new. Kitchen was well stocked and the bed was comfortable. It's very cosy with great views. The bedrooms are nicely heated but the rest of the home relies on two wood stoves which are a fair bit of work if it's chilly out. The house was unheated when we arrived and took several hours to get comfortable. Wood costs 8 euros per bag and we used two per day to stay warm with temps ranging from 5-10 C. If you don't mind the work and expense it can add to the ambiance but may not be for everyone in the cool season.
The owner could not have been nicer. She was accessible and very helpful. Really the complete package. Highly recommended overall.
Thank you for your review. Mike. We are happy that you enjoy the house and you fell comfy in it. We hope to meet you again in the warm season when you can appreciate a great and totally different experience in and out of Casa Josefa. We wish you a good time . Elena&thierry
The house was conveniently located in the village and the views were superb. Everything needed for your stay is available in the house and Elena explained about the various appliances etc on our arrival.
Access to various walks is straight forward and the sign posting is very good.
The local restaurants are all within a 5 minutes walk away and the food is excellent but beware of the portion sizes as they are LARGE!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Capileira and our stay in Casa Josefa and we will definitely return in the future.
Special interest holidays:
Painting courses are offered by Jaime Aviles, an local painter living in Capileira. The local scenery and the white houses provide an abundance of subjects to inspire you. There may be opportunities to join in with the local painting group in their excursions into the mountains.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS NON-TOXIC INTAGLIO offered by Henrik Bøegh, are organized each year (see more details on his web site)
The opportunity to go horse riding or mountain biking locally as well as climbing in
a climbing area at 5’ walking from Casa de Josefa, with 5 sectors and more than 100 small routes well know by Thierry who can provides you with more information.
Flamenco dance classes as part of a relaxing holiday with Flamenco school 'La Fuente' offers you a unique experience.
The nearest beach that we like can be reached within an hour from the house - a distance of 50km. Once at the coast there are many beaches to explore, some relatively secluded mid-week or outside the peak months. We can supply more information at your request.
Malaga airport is 145km (2 hours), Almeria airport is 200km (2 hours) and Granada airport is 45km (1 hour). Car hire is available at the airports. Although public transport is available in the Alpujarras, a car is an asset if you would like to explore more of the region during your stay.
With a car you can explore Las Alpujarras on a circular drive (takes 3-4 hours). From Capileira you can reach Granada in an hour; Cordoba (2 hours) and Ronda (needs an overnight stop). The countryside on these trips is magical. Granada, in particular, rewards a day-trip to see the beautiful Alhambra palace and to enjoy the Moorish culinary delights in the old part of the city.
Capileira is the highest of the 3 beautiful white-housed towns of the Poqueira valley, dominated by the peak of Mulhacen in the high Sierra. It is a focal point for walking of all grades and, if preferred, a regular bus service takes visitors high up into the Sierra Nevada National Park from which they can reach the summit more easily.
Capileira and Bubion are unusual in the region in having a number of cafes and restaurants offering some exciting and exotic tastes, as well as more traditional fare of good quality, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
There is plenty of scope for activities in Las Alpujarras, from horse-riding to paragliding, climbing, hiking or Flamenco courses while those who like to rest can easily spend a day relaxing in the mountain air at swimming pool at Bubion and Pitres, about 15 minutes drive from Capileira. For any who dare four or six hour walks in the high mountains, from Capileira is possible to reach the Refugio Poqueria and next day the top of the Peninsula Iberica, the peak Mulhacen or follow the GR 7 walks. We can recommend several interesting venues for your stay on request.
Elena & Thierry
- English, French, Spanish, Italian
About Elena & Thierry
We are Elena and Thierry. Elena is Spanish-Italian and Thierry is Belgian. We are enthusiasts of the mountain and the journeys, especially those by bicycle. It was during an exploratory climbing expedition of the sites in Andalusia in 2006 that we visited the Alpujarra and its three Berber villages perched on the south side of the Sierra Nevada. It took just one day to realise that Capileira was going to become our pied-à-terre. We have been settled here since enjoying a happy and peaceful life with our 2 children, and our dog.
Elena & Thierry purchased this House in 2014
Why Elena & Thierry chose Capileira
We went climbing in Capileira site and fell in love with the kindness of the people, the village with its traditional Berber houses and the crystal clear atmosphere to breath at this elevation of over 1500 metres.
What makes this House unique
Casa de Josefa (which took its name from the Canadian lady who renovated it) is ideally situated in the village, with good access to the car park, the shops and main square, yet occupying a quiet area in the streets just below the church. Capileira is a wonderful base - cooler in the summer than lower down the mountains or at the coast. Yet the Mediterranean beaches or the exciting city of Granada can be easily reached in an hour by car.