The dream of an Andalusian Cortijo

House - Entire home/apt · Paraje La Solanilla, Güéjar Sierra, Andalusia 18160, Spain
Toti

The main attraction of the house is its location, with amazing views to Sierra Nevada National Park and a lake. It is well connected with Granada's city center and S.Nevada ski resort, only a half a hour drive and Güejar Sierra at 1.5 km away.

Your host, Toti
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The main attraction of the house is its location, with amazing views to Sierra Nevada National Park and a lake. It is well connected with Granada's city center and S.Nevada ski resort, only a half a hour drive and Güejar Sierra at 1.5 km away.

The Space

The Cortijo La Solanilla is located at the countryside in a place with great charm, just next to Sierra Nevada National Park, with stunning moutain views and the reservoir of Canales, a place to enjoy tranquility and rest, a unique experience to live in a typical Andalusian house.
The house has three bedrooms, two with double bed and one with bunk bed, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with all the necessary utensils.
The large living room has a big fireplace, slimline TV and a chosen charming decoration
There are two terraces, one have the access from the kitchen with a barbecue and dining furniture, the other terrace with access from the living room, has amazing views and is perfect for relaxing moments and chill out.
Malaga's airport is one a half hour drive from the house.
About the activities to do in the area, you can practice: mountain hiking, mountain biking, climbing, ballon flight, paragliding, canoeing, sking in Sierra Nevada ski resort.
To visit the wonderful monument of the Alhambra, we have all the iformation you need to reserve and buy tickets.
As hosts, we desire to make your stay the most enjoyable as possible.
Look forward to welcome you at the Cortijo La Solanilla!!

Other Things to Note

The rural acces road to the house is in perfect condition for all types of vehicles and the distance is of 600 meters long from the main road of Güejar Sierra.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1088 /week
Monthly Price: $3508 /month
Cleaning Fee: $70
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • As you wind your way along the small track surrounded by olive trees, you find yourself at the doorstep of this most magical, beautiful and tranquil casa. From waking in the morning to the sunrise over the mountains and
    lake, seeking refuge from the heat of the day in the chilled pool, or in the many beautiful plant covered terraces for a siesta, to star gazing by night. I agree with Victoria, this place is mystical and simply out of this world. The hosts, Toti and Jimi were incredibly hospitable, the kindness they showed us was most appreciated, and their house reflected such natures. I cannot thank you enough, until next time.

    June 2014
  • This is the most perfect place to stay being near Granada and the Alhambra, but yet with stunning views, the glorious lake below and mountains above. The house is idyllic, nicely decorated and well-equipped and the pool is delightfully cool. I hesitate to recommend this house because I'd rather keep it for ourselves!

    June 2014
  • Really excellent - this property is every bit as impressive as the photos suggest. We have travelled and rented in many places and are most impressed with this. The gardens and pool are totally private and the area where the house is located is very quiet but within 2 kms of a lovely village that is much cooler than Granada - but only 30 mins away.

    June 2014
  • We stayed for 12 days in early April and loved the place. The surroundings and view are incredible. It feels like you are in a really remote place but Granada is only a 15 min drive away. Toti lives close by and is very friendly and accomodating. We will certainly come back.

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at the house. Jaime is a very attentive host and was really helpful.

    January 2014
  • All is not just about this amazing house and how it’s very well decorated and authentic.

    Toti and Jaime are good hearted, helpful, discreet and warm people. They created a very special place that photos on the site can’t show. You have to be there to see and feel it. The views are breathtaking no matter where or from which widow you look. It’s not a house on a land it’s both together, a whole. You feel energy all around. There is everything you need to be comfortable and more. A gem! Highly recommended.

    Güéjar Sierra is a must where you can meet nice people and buy everything you need: carnicerìa (I ate the best morcilla ever!), panaderìa, fruterìa, general store, etc. There is also very good places to eat and drink.

    A paradise for hikers and nature lovers.
    I will miss my hosts.

    Thank you very much, Toti and Jaime.

    October 2013
  • Une très jolie maison, bien décorée, avec une vue magnifique sur les montagnes et le lac. Les lumières du matin et du soir sur la montagne sont incroyables. Quant au ciel le soir, il est illuminé d'étoiles !
    Et cela à 25 mn de l'Alhambra.
    Toti et Jaime sont adorables, prêts à vous renseigner. Jaime nous a fait goûter ses tomates et ses poires du jardin.
    Attention toutefois au chemin d'accès plein de trous et de cailloux, dommageable pour la voiture qui n'est pas faite pour ça !
    Très chaud au mois d'Août, car pas de ventilateur. Pas de moustiquaire non plus.
    Idéal pour les amoureux de la nature, aimant vivre de façon un peu "rustique" pendant leurs vacances.

    August 2013
  • Our stay at Toti and Jaime's place was a true delight! The house is wonderful and it's all it promises to be. The view is to die for and the peace and quiet were just what we needed. The house is fully equipped and everything was very clean. There is a supermarket in the town center which is just a 5 minute drive and Granada center is 30-40 minute drive. The access to the house is through a narrow dirt road, so I recommend a car suitable for the drive. This place is perfect for those who want to enjoy a peaceful vacation in a gorgeous location. We look forward in coming back soon!

    August 2013
    Toti
    Response from Toti:

    Gracias Alejandra, tendremos muy en cuenta tus recomendaciones, el problema con wifi, es que no nos dan una buena opción para ello, ya hemos mirado con Movistar y Vodafone y ninguna nos puede instalar adsl para poder tener también wifi, pero seguiremos insistiendo ya que somos conscientes de que esto sería una ventaja.
    Gracias de nuevo,

    Saludos

    Toti y Jaime

    August 2013
  • Well what can I say, the views from this quaint and rustic villa in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada are second to none! We met with Jaime, Toti's husband, at the nearby campsite after a long and tiring day travelling from the UK and waiting at Malaga airport for nearly 2.5hrs just to pick up a hire car (Goldcar....do NOT recommend!) he was very warm and friendly and we followed him to their beautiful cortijo, a 2min drive, down a dusty and slightly bumpy track. We weren't prepared for the breathtaking views from the terrace overlooking the Canales reservoir nestled between Guejar Sierra and the Sierra Nevada! Amazing! The villa itself was large enough for 4 adults and two kids, but since it was just me and my wife we had the place entirely to ourselves. Outside, there was an outdoor kitchen with BBQ, a pool with seating areas overlooking the reservoir and mountains all just perfect for relaxing with a bottle of wine or 3! You may see Jaime occasionally, as he tends to his small holding on the surrounding terraces, and he's very willing to help with any questions you may have about the area etc, but otherwise we were left to our own devices. The villa was equipped with all the basic stuff you'd need on a self catering holiday. The bedroom was large and airy although, it did get a little hot towards the end of our 10 day stay, when the outside temp was touching 34degs, a fan would have helped, and please be aware there are no mod cons such as wifi or DVD players (there is a tv with spanish channels only) which would have been nice, but this also forced us to just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. The villa was located next to the campsite which was walking distance and had a restaurant and small supermarket, but for a larger variety of local shops and restaurants is the mountain village of Guejar Sierra about 5min drive away. We went just outside of holiday season (end of June) so the village was pretty quiet, but went to couple of restaurants which were ok, English is not widely spoken in this area but even with my limited knowledge of Spanish we managed to get by. We also went down to Granada (15min drive away) on a few occasions, where there is a large Carrefour with free parking and Wifi at the McDonalds (useful for checking our emails and booking tickets for Alhambra etc). We visited the Alhambra and Generalife Palace during our stay which we thoroughly enjoyed and ate in a small tapas bar in the Albaicin district, food was ok but doesn't cater for vegetarians like my wife! The highlights are definitely the views, the pool and if you remember to bring your hiking gear (unlike me and my wife!) there are some awesome routes in the surrounding mountains,which we intend to tackle next visit!

    June 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Jaime's place. He and his wife were great hosts and very friendly and helpful. The view is breathtaking and the terrace a beautiful place for meals when it's warm enough. As nights were still chilly when we arrived we used the fireplace and sat reading and chatting with a glass of wine at night. The drive to Granada is not far. It was really the best of both tourist sites and countryside charm. Would love to come back!

    May 2013
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Bueno soy una persona, alegre, vitalista y emprendedora. Amo la naturaleza por encima de otras muchas cosas, por eso hace ya bastantes años decidí que mi sitio estaba en el campo, donde vivo puedes sentir cada dia la fuerza de la Tierra, los olores, el canto de los pajaros, es increible!! Me gusta practicar deportes, cuando puedo subo a la estación de esquí de Sierra Nevada, para practicar mi deporte favorito, esquiar!!!, y si hace un dia claro puedes alucinar viendo claramente el continente vecino, Africa!!, es una pasada. Tambien me gusta hacer treking, y cerca de casa tenemos la famosa vereda de La Estrella, conocida por todos los amantes del treking, te transportas a otro mundo, es genial! Tengo dos hijos, una chica de 22años que ya vive fuera de casa, haciendo su propia vida, y un chico de 11años, otro apasionado del deporte, practica futbol, esqui y todo lo que le pongas por delante. Soy cocinera de profesión, asi es que el hacer que los demas disfruten es mi pasion y lo que me hace disfrutar a mí. Soy una persona seria en mi trabajo y responsable, atiendo a mis clientes con seguridad y atencion,procuro por tanto cuidar todos los detalles para que se sientan tranquilos y felices. Tengo caracter!!!, no me gusta la irresponsabilidad ni que me hagan perder el tiempo si no es por algo importante o logico. Esto es todo lo que se me ocurre contar sobre mi, apuntar que con toda seguridad las personas que decidan venir a descansar a nuestro alojamiento, quedaran muy satisfechos. Mi lema para la vida es " Ama, disfruta, vive y deja vivir"
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