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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 10  Type: House
Andalusian Moorish style house with fantastic view
TripAdvisor property ID 4313091

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Almachar today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a internet access and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 20 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $492 to as high as $935, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 09, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

John P.

Tourist License: VTAR/MA/00601 CASA DE LUZ

Response rate:
85%
Calendar last updated:
09 Jul 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Almachar Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access

Property Features


  • Mountain Views

Kitchen


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (20)

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“Magnificent views, Great location, Peaceful setting, Lovely peop”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2013

The view from our patio (also bedroom window) was incredible. I've traveled extensively and as far as lovely scenery, this was among the top two or three spots. We arrived in late March for a month's stay. The weather was rather cool and rainy but quickly changed and was glorious. The village was quaint and charming, but hilly. This would be a consideration for someone with a disability. I had recently fractured my kneecap so it was a bit of a challenge but I got along, holding my husband's hand on some of the steeper inclines. John and Judy were very helpful, providing much information about the area, things to see and do, restaurants, bars, the people, etc. They are a lovely, personable couple. The location was excellent, not far from Granada, Seville, Ronda, Malaga, and the Mediterranean. We took many walks along the seaside walk in nearby (30 minutes) Rincon de la Victoria (after grocery shopping). Another favorite was walking the river bed to the neighboring town.My husband explored enthusiastically by running over the nearby hills. It was pleasant to hear the occasional bells from a goat herd, the birds; many flowers and trees were in bloom. Our minimal Spanish sufficed and, daily, we bought freshly baked bread at the panaderia and other items at small groceries. I attended mass at the local church and felt welcomed by the village residents. My husband and I both like to write, and like peace and quiet. This location was ideal for us on both fronts.

“A truly authentic andalusian experience”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2012

This is a spacious traditional house in a very authentic white andalusian village. Don't expect to find a lot of activities for tourists, but the local people are friendly, when you can decipher their accent :) The village has plenty of bars, and shops where you can get basic supplies. It also has an open air municipal swimming pool open daily from mid-June onwards. Malaga is about a hour's drive away (along a very windy road!). Other beach resorts such as Nerja (our favourite) are 40 mins' drive. If you want a beach holiday, Almachar is not a good choice, but we liked being away from the touristy areas on the coast. Note, this location is not suitable for anyone with difficulty walking or climbing! The streets in the village are narrow and very steep, the house is not accessible directly by car, and parking in the village itself is limited. We found it easiest to park on the edge of the village and walk (the wheeled shopping trolley supplied in the house was in constant use!). The house is not luxurious, but it's comfortable, attractively furnished in andalusian style, and equipped with everything you'd need for a holiday. It could do with a couple of comfortable armchairs in the living area though. When we were there the weather was very hot -- about 35-38C every day. The bulk of the house remained cool without any need for air conditioning, and we slept comfortably in the first floor bedrooms with the windows open. Fans are provided but we didn't use them all that much. The top floor, directly under the roof, did get unbearably hot during the day, but we didn't really use it -- except to access the lovely roof terrace with its fabulous view. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants an off-the-beaten-track andalusian holiday. Ability to speak at least basic Spanish is highly recommended!

“Fantastic location, ideal for exploring historic andalusia”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2011

Casa de Luz is nestled in a traditional Spanish village where the locals were very friendly and patient with our basic spanish. The village has a good supply of shops, bars, fiesta's and cultural events e.g. Local Flamenco association. But, remember if travelling on a Saturday the food shops are closed from midday onwards until Monday. The Casa is ideally situated for Granada and the La alhambra, Cordoba with its Mezquita and Ronda with its bullring and gorge. The Casa was versatile and spacious for our party of 7 and the views from the terrace over the mountains were stunning. We frequented the cove beach at Moro about 40 minutes drive from the Casa, just passed Nerja which was fantastic for both snorkelling and swimming. If you enjoy fishing then Torre del Mar is a great place to fish after dark for sardines and bass. We had a great time and thanks to Judy and John for their warm welcome and summary of local information on arrival. This was a great holiday which we all enjoyed and the Casa was an excellent base to explore the area.

“A gorgeous village retreat!”

Reviewed 16 Jan 2011

We were looking for a place to start our Spain trip where we would have a week of quiet and peace in a beautiful rural surrounding. With hectic lives we wanted something out of the city to help us slow down and enjoy the family with no distractions! This house was beautiful and perfect for a family! Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, sitting room with tv etc and everything you could need. We really enjoyed spending time walking through this village and other ones nearby and checking out the tiny restaurants and cafes. Our kids loved they could run up and down the cobblestone streets. We also went into Malaga when we wanted some serious shopping since it was only 30 minutes away (on a windy windy road!). A great mix of village living with city access. I would highly recommend this to anyhow who is looking for a house in this area! Many thanks to John and Judy!

“Fantastic house for a family reunion and a holiday”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2010

Casa de Luz is as good as the website claims it to be. We were a party of 10 - 2 seniors, 2 couples with 4 kids between us, aged between 2 and 7. The house is huge and more than spacious enough for such a big group. It has beautiful views over the village and mountains. We liked that it was in a non-touristy village. We got to practice our Spanish! The locals were helpful, and even though the village is small, there is plenty of variety in the shops and there are a number of pubs and restaurants. In fact, we had our best meal at a local pub - Bar Lopez. Try the paella they do on a Friday. Delicious and very, very inexpensive. The village is quite central if you want to explore the region. We did day trips to Cordoba, Granada, Malaga, the beaches. If we had been there for longer, we would have gone to Seville. John and Judy's service was excellent. They helped us out when the airline lost our luggage, and also when one of our party needed a doctor. There is only one downside to the house and that is the railings around the stairs and corridors overlooking the central atrium are not very safe for young children. Our 2 year old spent the first day trying to climb under them. Luckily, the novelty wore off. John and Judy do say that the house is not expressly designed for young children. But that aside, it is well equipped for kids with Dvds, videos, toys, books. All in all, a fantastic house and location for a family get-together.

Response from the owner Thanks Michele for your lovely review. We do warn guests about the rails, and also provide a stair gate so that toddlers can remain safe under supervision on the ground floor. We hope you'll come again!

“Quite, Wide, and Shiny”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2010

Very cute village, wonderful spacely house, amazing view and surroundings, very kind owners... great holidays!!

“Such amazing views!!”

Reviewed 28 May 2010

My mother and I spent 9 days in Southern Spain and decided to base our selves in the centre of all the major places to visit. We were so happy to stay at Casa de Luz it was just beautiful, such a great retreat after gorgeous daily drives. Our exceptionally friendly host John took us on a tour of the house, and described the area perfectly - an easy transition in to village life :) Mum and I agree that the best parts of the house were the incredibly comfortable beds and the top terrace - the views are totally magical.

“Fantastisk landskab, u-turistet by, charmerende gl. hus med god”

Reviewed 20 May 2010

Vi lejede caza de Luz en uge påsken. Et dejligt hus til os, vores 3 børn, 2 af dem med mand og barn, 9 personer fra 1 til 60år. Vi blev budt velkommen og vist rundt af John. Huset er i 3 etager, med en unik udsigt fra både terassen ved jorden og den på taget. 5 dbl. soveværelser og dejlige opholdsrum. Almachar er en hyggelig by med smalle stejle gader og små butikker (dejlig fiskeforretning), som findes uden udstillingsvinduer, men bag forhængene. Autentiske cafeer med lokale gæster! Dejlige vandreture lige uden for døren, langs rosin-vin-markerne og blandt gedeflokke. Kun ½ times kørsel til Middelhavet og lidt længere til Malaga. Det eneste lille minus var at terrassen nedenunder ikke havde stakit men en lille mur, som de 2 små kunne kravle op på, og der var stejlt ned! Kan varmt anbefales. Hilsen Knud og Lone Rasmussen

“Spring in Andalucia”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2010

This was a great spot for our hiking group. We had plenty of accomodation for everyone and we enjoyed having a couple of cook-ins with everyone helping out in the kitchen and then relaxing in the lounge watching a movie. The village is really charming and unspoilt and the locals very friendly and helpful.

“A beautiful home in a delightful village.”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2010

From booking to departure, John and Judy offer a service which is second to none. All the right information is provided to ensure a comfortable stay in their wonderful house. It also ensured easy access to a range of things to do in the local area. The house easily accommodated our party of eight. Bedrooms are comfortable and the lounge/kitchen areas are very attractive. The view from the rooftop terrace is simply stunning. We particularly appreciated the wood burning stove during some unusually chilly weather in January. The village is within easy reach of Malaga, Nerja and Granada. The local village is a delight and the "menu del deia" at the Cafe Lopez well worth trying. A number of shops are available selling basic provisions and if required there is a Hypermarket within several miles. There is nothing to dislike about the House or its location. We would heartily recommend a stay at this beautiful house at any time of the year.

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