Lemon Tree Patio,Olvera,Andalucia

House - Entire home/apt · Calle De La Garduñera, Olvera, Andalusia 11690, Spain

Zoe and her friends always offer a warm welcome to you, and hope you enjoy our cosy and comfortable house Lemon Tree Patio, where you can spend endless relaxing days on the terrace, in Olvera. We all love Olvera and hope you will too!

The Space

This double fronted end of terrace property is set up from the road entered either by a few steps or at the other end the row by a ramp, on entering the house you have a open plan lounge and dining area, where their is a sofa bed and reading area with books, magazines and a TV and DVD in case you want a night in! We also have local information for you to look at and decide how you will spend your holiday and what activities are on offer in the local area. Up a step to the hallway that leads to the private patio, you have also the fully fitted kitchen and downstairs shower room perfectly situated for the sofa bed downstairs. Up the original stairs leads you to the master bedroom, which has a fantastic high ceiling. From the bedroom you have a full en-suite bathroom. The outside space is private and perfect for dining, sunbathing and of course you have the fabulous Lemon Tree to sit under!

This house is perfectly equipped for holiday use, if you wish to stay longer than 2 weeks please give as much notice as possible, we may know of other places if our house is rented....and remember as we are close we can help with anything from where to buy your milk and bread, to helping if you need something from the well stocked pharmacy! We are here to help.

The house has very good accessibility. You can usually park right outside the house, and if you can't there is plenty of parking close by. The Spanish don't mind if you park outside in the road, drop off anyone and or shopping then move on to the nearest parking space!

Please note for OFFER nights of 35€ per night a minimum stay of 4 nights is applicable.
Thanks :)

Guest Access

Music and DVD's are available, as well as sunny loungers and plenty of space for eating outside. There is a washing machine available for you to use, and cooker and microwave in the fitted kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

i'm always available on the phone, or of course via email, my wonderful friends Annemarie, Eileen and Ian are always on hand if I'm not in Olvera, as is my wonderful change over lady Rosario and her husband and lovely daughter Angela who live next door, Angela loves to practice her english, and Rosario knows the house best.

The Neighborhood

I love that when you wake up in Lemon Tree you can hear the birds singing, although you are in the middle of town, its lovely to hear the birds from the hill behind, I love that feeling of being in the countryside but in the heart of the village.
No-where is far to walk from Lemon Tree, and you have a number of great shops and restaurants within easy access,

Getting around

You can usually park close to Lemon Tree, and can always pull up outside to drop bags or shopping off, the bus stop is short walk from the house, and there is a large car park on the street below.
We can always arrange lifts from the airport if needed. so please just ask.

Other Things to Note

A basic welcome pack is available on request, consisting of : Wine, Bread, butter, jam, orange juice, crisps, milk, for 10€ Teas, coffee and sugar are always available at the house. please ask if you would like any extras buying before you arrive.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $299 /week
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $21
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Maison très agréable, très propre et bien distribuée.
    Nous avons bien profité de la cheminée et des films ;)
    Le village est agréable même si en hiver il fait un peu gris et humide.

    Nous n'avons pas rencontré Zoé mais elle a été très réactive par téléphone et s'est occupé de tout pour que notre séjour se déroule bien.
    Nous recommandons sans hésiter.

    January 2014
  • Zoe's Lemon Tree Patio is a little slice of heaven in one of the prettiest white villages in Andalucia. We booked an entire month and could not have been happier with our accommodations. Her home is spacious for a small family and equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay. The rental price was also very affordable in my opionion. I spent many hours on the patio enjoying the spectacular view of the cliffside. We were unable to meet Zoe personally, but her friend Anne-Marie met us at the bus stop upon our arrival, gave us advice about the town, and was always available for any questions we had. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    December 2013
  • Actually we didn t stay at Zoe place because a double booking. She kindly arranged another place for us to stay at Stairway to Heaven, a lovely little house with fantastic wiew from the high terrace..at Lynda .
    highly recommended.
    Olvera is a beautiful white village far from the crowd of tourists and it is perfect that way. Lots of walks around and Ronda acessible by bus,and very friendly people in the village. We recommend the charming restaurant with great view :El Tapir Despistado run by a very simpatico couple from Belgium.

    August 2013
    Zoe
    Response from Zoe:

    Thank you for being so fantastic! and Next time Lemon Tree will be waiting for you ! So glad you had a great week in Olvera - Its pretty special :)

  • We enjoyed our time in Olvera. The Lemon Tree Patio is situated close to the town center in a residential area. It was a bit busier on that corner than expected due to the nature of the hillside city and one-way streets. We enjoyed being a part of the day-to-day world of this village - also - the Via Verde cycle trail is great (it was our primary draw to Olvera)

    I hadn't realized when I rented this place that Zoe actually lives in the UK. From some of the communication, it sounded like she was local. She does have a business in Olvera and employees who assist with the connections with Lemon Tree Patio. Annemarie generally handles this, but was actually out-of-town unexpectedly so we were warmly welcomed (at the bus station) by Ian. He walked with us to the apartment and made sure everything was working and we were fine.

    We spent most of seven weeks in AirBnB apartments in Spain. We found that we most enjoyed the ones with more personal contact - whether we shared an apartment or it was attached to the owner's home. Lemon Tree Patio was run more as a business - we had no personal contact during our stay other than email (thanks to Annemarie for help with the bus information).

    I would recommend Lemon Tree Patio in general - it's nicely situated, well equipped, enough of the old to have the ambiance of the historic in an updated apartment.

    June 2013
    Zoe
    Response from Zoe:

    Thanks for your review Karen and glad you enjoyed your stay at lemon tree, i'm sorry my best friend who meets and greets Annemaire was out of town when you arrived but glad Ian personally looked after you. As well as furnishing you with Eileen's and Ian's contact details and also the neighbour who is lovely and takes care of the the house if you needed anything our Olvera family were only a phone call away.
    I do consider myself a local very much so, my heart is defiantly torn between Olvera and my other home Wales which we had to return to just a few years ago, family comes first but we try to spend as much time with our "Olvera family" whom we have known for nearly 10 years.

  • Olvera was a great place from which to explore the Pueblos Blancos. The Lemon Tree Patio apartment is in a great location in Olvera. We didn't meet Zoe, but her friend who opened the house for us was extremely helpful in accommodating our late arrival and helping to orient us to the area. Zoe was prompt and clear in her communications with us. The weather was colder than usual when we arrived so the house was chilly, but it warmed up after a day. It was very handy to have a washing machine and clothes drying racks. Overall we had a comfortable stay.

    May 2013
  • A lovely little house in the middle of a charming pueblo blanco. Olvera is a perfect place to stay If you want to experience a small pueblo blanco without the tourists. The house is confortable.

    April 2013
  • The entire month of March 2013, I was a guest in Lemon Tree Patio in Olvera the house of Zoe Males.
    I've had a wonderful time there, the house was perfect and very atmospheric. Especially the wood-stove was extra nice atmosphere and very functional.
    Despite the "special" weather in that month, I enjoyed the patio and the large roof terrace with stunning views. The hospitality and helpfulness of Zoe and Annemarie was also fantastic, in short, it could not be better, I'll definitely be back, this year! Karel Boonzaaijer Netherlands

    March 2013
  • We arranged to stay at Lemon Tree Patio for 5 nights in mid October, and we weren't disappointed.
    Olvera is a stunning town, and the house was well placed amongst the winding streets.
    On our arrival we were greeted by a friend of the host who provided us with keys and was kind enough to tell us everything we needed to know, including advice about local bars and attractions.
    The house itself is the perfect size, with a lovely patio and living area.
    Zoe was quick to answer any queries we had, and made sure our stay was hassle free.
    We hope to return one day!

    October 2012
  • It was great to stay at the apartment which is in a good location in Olvera. The apartment was large enough for the 3 people and it is great that there is another couch in addition to the sofa bed. The house is well equipped for cooking and washing etc. DVDs and CDs and books available etc.

    October 2012
  • We had an amazing time at Zoe's charming little house in the town of Olvera. Zoe was very prompt in her communication, and made arrangements for us even though she was out of town. Frank, who helped us to settle in, was very helpful as well. Despite reports to the contrary, we encountered no problems whatsoever with the Wi-Fi connection. Recommended if you want to get away from it all for a couple of days and succumb to the tranquility of Spanish countryside life.

    August 2012
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Zoë's love affair with Spain started when she was an au-pair in her teens. After having a awful experience, being rescued from the family by a old family friend she spent the next few years trying to get back to Spain. She even told her husband when they first met that one day they would live in Spain ! In 2002 they finally sold their house, bought a VW camper and set off for Spain. After a few months searching (and making a few mistakes!) they found Olvera. After driving through sunflower fields to Olvera, they were dragged round by umpteen people and shown in the blistering sun 9 houses. They couldn't remember what they'd seen, but decided to go with the first house they saw (maybe the only one remembered?!) Since that first home in Olvera, Zoë and her husband have bought and renovated houses in Olvera and Pruna and continue to love the area and the people here. Everybody is so friendly and welcoming! Zoë's love of old houses, architecture and photography are evident in how many photos she takes of the area. Her dedication to her clients, neighbours, family and friends is evident throughout the town she has made her home, Olvera, She now divides her time between Olvera and Wales, and when she can get there Morocco :O)
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