Excellent Hosts, very helpful.
Residence was spotless and met fully with our expectations. Highly recommend this property if a total switch off is what you need.
Fully equipped kitchen, large lounge in an L shape with dining facilities. Plenty of space to chill, we were 2 but I'm sure 4 would find it spacious.
Location was a bit tricky to find (arriving in the dark). Lily & Juan were most helpful and came like the cavalry to rescue and escort us in from the village. I have repaid their kindness with a couple of maps to assist future travellers.
Love the outdoors, you'll love this place.
Not a place for teenagers maybe, no glitzy nightlife in the area just solid Spanish hospitality.
We made use of the abundant DVD selection to while the evenings away
Neighbourhood Dogs can be a bit of a distraction during daylight hours. Didn't hear a thing at night.
Plenty of chickens and cockerels in the area so if the windows are left open you'll not need an alarm clock.
We came to Lily's house (my husband and 2 children of 8 and 9) for some rest, peace and quiet. It met those needs and many more. This really is an unusually idyllic location on the outskirts of the sleepy and pretty village of Cartajima. The house and pool have a stunning view over the mountains, and the only sounds are those of wildlife. My children swam in the unheated pool even though it was only April. We walked into the village to eat at the Los Costanos hotel a couple of times, and had superb food cooked by the wonderful Diane. We went to Ronda (15 minutes by car) a couple of times and explored some other local villages.
Lily was communicative and helpful before and during out stay. Everything was straightforward and no hassle at all.
We have rented several places in Andalucia and this beats them all. I really can highly recommend it if you want beauty, peace, quiet and comfort.
My wife and I booked to stay the last week in October. The booking process was easy and the owners were quick to respond to all my e-mails. You will need to do your homework, we did for the location as we were looking for a quiet secluded Villa but not too far away from a town. You will need a car to get to and from this villa. From the information provided by the owner and looking closely at google map we were able to follow the direction to the villa without any problems. We phoned the owner when we were passing Rhonda, which is about 15 minutes away to arrange pick-up of the keys and had a nice surprise to be meet in the village of Cartajima by Lily and her husband who escorted us the last part of the journey to the villa. Once all the formalities and handover had taken place. The villa was ours and we did not see anyone for the remainder of our stay until the agreed time of hand back and departure. The Villa was very clean and well presented. The kitchen was equipped with all we required and we dined in every evening. The swimming pool area is well presented and we appreciated the better quality of sun loungers. A high boundary fence surrounds the villa which sits on a very large plot of land with varied fruit trees in abundance. The ground around the Villa lawn and pool are on a slope and this will need to be considered if you have very young children or have difficulty walking. Please see the photos available which gives a true perspective, this did not cause either of us an issue. The views from the terrace and pool area down the valley are absolutely stunning. The large Iron gates provide a very secure area with Parking for a maximum of 2 cars. If you wish to have a quiet and relaxing Villa holiday this is the place for you. Lilly and her husband continue to improve their Villa with alterations planned for this winter to enhance the holiday experience. Highly recommended.
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