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An Idyllic Relaxing Hideaway with a Stunning Pool

Cortijo La Calera
Cortijo La Calera

Lagoon Pool
Lagoon Pool

This Old Spanish farm hamlet has been restored and converted for comfortable living. A rural self catering Andalusian farm house consisting of three adjoining properties to rent, a lagoon shaped swimming pool and wonderful gardens. Situated amongst olive groves with unspoiled views of the valleys and mountains beyond. Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate.

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Reviews from our Guests
We decided to stay away from the busy Malaga and came across with this lovely and peaceful place. My partner and I rented an aparment which was actually a small house with a very cosy living room, charming bedroom, suitable bathroom and our own terrace in the garden area.  The garden is very well looked after and it has swimming pool to share with the other guests
although each house had its own terrace so you have plenty of privacy. You need your own vehicle to get to restaurants or shops but there are a few minutes drive away or you can ask Steph to get some shopping for you in advance!  Steph and Terry were very helpful all the way through with directions, suggestions or walking literature. I truly recommend this place if you look to explore "los pueblos blancos" of Malaga  and staying in a quiet place only 20km away from the beach.

Miriam Sanchez Seville Spain
5.0
2017-03-15T15:18:30+00:00
We decided to stay away from the busy Malaga and came across with this lovely and peaceful place. My partner and I rented an aparment which was actually a small house with a very cosy living room, charming bedroom, suitable bathroom and our own terrace in the garden area.  The garden is very well looked after and it has swimming pool to share with the other guests although each house had its own terrace so you have plenty of privacy. You need your own vehicle to get to restaurants or shops but there are a few minutes drive away or you can ask Steph to get some shopping for you in advance!  Steph and Terry were very helpful all the way through with directions, suggestions or walking literature. I truly recommend this place if you look to explore "los pueblos blancos" of Malaga  and staying in a quiet place only 20km away from the beach. Miriam Sanchez Seville Spain
Steph and Terry are very nice hosts, helpful in every situation. We spent wonderful holidays in their lovely apartment.
It's perfect for everybody who loves to have a relaxing time.
Sven and Phil , Germany
5.0
2017-03-15T15:14:09+00:00
Steph and Terry are very nice hosts, helpful in every situation. We spent wonderful holidays in their lovely apartment. It's perfect for everybody who loves to have a relaxing time. Sven and Phil , Germany
It's all been said ...agree 100%. Wonderful Cortijo,everything catered for,fabulous pool which is enjoyed every day
+ beautiful countryside. Blue skies daily and such helpful and friendly hosts.Perfect

Rachel and Martin, Windsor UK
5.0
2017-03-15T15:09:56+00:00
It's all been said ...agree 100%. Wonderful Cortijo,everything catered for,fabulous pool which is enjoyed every day + beautiful countryside. Blue skies daily and such helpful and friendly hosts.Perfect Rachel and Martin, Windsor UK
We enjoyed a very relaxing and peaceful stay in the lovely and very tidy Casita Buho Real situated within beautiful
surrounding gardens. Steph and Terry are very good hosts and always there to help. We can highly recommend La Calera,
the apartment and the location and will be back soon.
Kai and Petra UK
5.0
2017-03-15T15:15:49+00:00
We enjoyed a very relaxing and peaceful stay in the lovely and very tidy Casita Buho Real situated within beautiful surrounding gardens. Steph and Terry are very good hosts and always there to help. We can highly recommend La Calera, the apartment and the location and will be back soon. Kai and Petra UK
The place of Steph and Terry is a wonderful place to relax and forget the everyday life. We were beyond impressed with every bit of this place: the view, the silence, the beautiful terraces around the house and the pool. The cottage was very cosy and perfectly equipped. Steph and Terry are amazing hosts and they give a lot of information about the area. Looking forward to come back soon.

Marie -  Germany
5.0
2017-06-22T12:21:46+00:00
The place of Steph and Terry is a wonderful place to relax and forget the everyday life. We were beyond impressed with every bit of this place: the view, the silence, the beautiful terraces around the house and the pool. The cottage was very cosy and perfectly equipped. Steph and Terry are amazing hosts and they give a lot of information about the area. Looking forward to come back soon. Marie -  Germany
Totally great week. 5 Happy boys and 6 very satisfied adults.

Zebisgaard family Denmark
5.0
2017-03-15T15:10:41+00:00
Totally great week. 5 Happy boys and 6 very satisfied adults. Zebisgaard family Denmark
We enjoyed everything about our stay in the mezzanine, which is small but very adequate for two.
The collection of three places available for letting has been planned to provide each with its own secluded sitting
space outdoors, as well as common use of the pool area. The rural setting is a delight, and the garden is beautifully
planted up and well maintained. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. The hosts could not be more helpful,
considerate and informative. They have worked very hard to create a really good place to stay.

Philip and Suzanne Astley, Kent UK
5.0
2017-03-15T15:16:32+00:00
We enjoyed everything about our stay in the mezzanine, which is small but very adequate for two. The collection of three places available for letting has been planned to provide each with its own secluded sitting space outdoors, as well as common use of the pool area. The rural setting is a delight, and the garden is beautifully planted up and well maintained. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. The hosts could not be more helpful, considerate and informative. They have worked very hard to create a really good place to stay. Philip and Suzanne Astley, Kent UK
What a lovely place with a very welcoming couple. They are there when you have a question or just for a talk. Never to much to explain where to go, what to do etc. And they supply you with a lot of information . A nice welcome package is there when you arrive. The casita it self has an atmosphere that make you feel home, a good kitchen, a fine shower and a pleasant bedroom. But the terrace it the place to be. In the morning for sunrise and in the evening for the moon and stars. But also for just listening to nature. The surroundings are beautiful: there a less houses in this area, no noise, with a lot of nature around and daily live. And for me: the bench at the beginning of the 3 km long track to the house! I gives you lovely views, also on the walk to reach it. A wonderful place to spend time and to come back every day from a day out. There are many walks in quick reach by car, nice authentic villages, beach in 30 minutes and so much more. There are more rooms/houses to rent. But the all three have a very private space outside.

Astrid, Netherlands

 
5.0
2017-03-14T21:33:57+00:00
What a lovely place with a very welcoming couple. They are there when you have a question or just for a talk. Never to much to explain where to go, what to do etc. And they supply you with a lot of information . A nice welcome package is there when you arrive. The casita it self has an atmosphere that make you feel home, a good kitchen, a fine shower and a pleasant bedroom. But the terrace it the place to be. In the morning for sunrise and in the evening for the moon and stars. But also for just listening to nature. The surroundings are beautiful: there a less houses in this area, no noise, with a lot of nature around and daily live. And for me: the bench at the beginning of the 3 km long track to the house! I gives you lovely views, also on the walk to reach it. A wonderful place to spend time and to come back every day from a day out. There are many walks in quick reach by car, nice authentic villages, beach in 30 minutes and so much more. There are more rooms/houses to rent. But the all three have a very private space outside. Astrid, Netherlands  
A fantastic place for a relaxing getaway! The apartment Casita Buho Real has a really nice authentic Spanish countryside
vibe, very charming. Nice facilities with multiple terraces, barbecue & big inviting swimming pool. The view of the surrounding landscape is stunning. Steph and Terry are great hosts, very helpful. Highly recommendable!

Stine and Simon, Denmark
5.0
2017-03-15T15:14:54+00:00
A fantastic place for a relaxing getaway! The apartment Casita Buho Real has a really nice authentic Spanish countryside vibe, very charming. Nice facilities with multiple terraces, barbecue & big inviting swimming pool. The view of the surrounding landscape is stunning. Steph and Terry are great hosts, very helpful. Highly recommendable! Stine and Simon, Denmark
We had an incredible time during our stay at the cottage! Steph and Terry are very helpful in anything you might need and have several really good recommendations for restaurants and shopping. The cottage is very clean and everything one might need for cooking or a nice BBQ is provided. We can absolutely recommend a stay!

Iwan - Netherlands May 
5.0
2017-06-22T12:23:49+00:00
We had an incredible time during our stay at the cottage! Steph and Terry are very helpful in anything you might need and have several really good recommendations for restaurants and shopping. The cottage is very clean and everything one might need for cooking or a nice BBQ is provided. We can absolutely recommend a stay! Iwan - Netherlands May 
La Calera is worth a visit! Here you can leave your soul and feel comfortable all round! Simply fantastic! The house, the pool, a beautiful garden, easy to reach super hosts! All in all 5 stars !!

Christiana Ulli and Victor - Germany
5.0
2017-06-22T12:27:29+00:00
La Calera is worth a visit! Here you can leave your soul and feel comfortable all round! Simply fantastic! The house, the pool, a beautiful garden, easy to reach super hosts! All in all 5 stars !! Christiana Ulli and Victor - Germany
Agaves, Aloes, Olives, Bouganvillea (white, pink and coral), Jacaranda, Hibiscus, Bamboo, assorted succulents, Yukka, Birds of Paradise and Geranium strive for ascendancy around the deep-blue crescent shaped pool. But the Carob, with its drooping seedpods stands head and shoulders above the rest. Frangipane, Zebrina,Tradescantia and Jasmine dot the eyes and cross the t's.

The Carob appears welded to large chunks of rockslide - furtively covering a filled in cave that has secrets to tell of the Spanish Civil War.

The immense sky above is impartial as Kestrels, Eagles, Bee-Eaters, Golden Orioles soar and flit hither and thither. Swallows and Swifts swoop gloriously and skim the pool for wasps, bees and blue or red translucent dragonflies.

Apart from the usual sunbeds and parasols scattered around the pool there are two secluded sitting spots; one under the huge Carob, tinkling with wind chimes, and ours, the enchanting pergola nestled amongst Bamboo and assorted Bouganvillea.

Behind the pool, as the ground ascends past the numerous Olives the view is enriched by Pena de Hierro (the rock of iron) which many, many years ago jettisoned large boulders onto the world below.

I could mention the steep twisting drive up to the three rentals, the breathingtaking views and the elevated gardens. The delightful Casa Algarrobo, and the Casitas, Gorrion and Buho Real, but I won't, I have said enough. Suffice to say La Calera is heaven on earth. Paradise.

Many thanks Terry and Steph for making it so.

Mike and Annie
5.0
2017-09-06T16:05:48+00:00
Agaves, Aloes, Olives, Bouganvillea (white, pink and coral), Jacaranda, Hibiscus, Bamboo, assorted succulents, Yukka, Birds of Paradise and Geranium strive for ascendancy around the deep-blue crescent shaped pool. But the Carob, with its drooping seedpods stands head and shoulders above the rest. Frangipane, Zebrina,Tradescantia and Jasmine dot the eyes and cross the t's. The Carob appears welded to large chunks of rockslide - furtively covering a filled in cave that has secrets to tell of the Spanish Civil War. The immense sky above is impartial as Kestrels, Eagles, Bee-Eaters, Golden Orioles soar and flit hither and thither. Swallows and Swifts swoop gloriously and skim the pool for wasps, bees and blue or red translucent dragonflies. Apart from the usual sunbeds and parasols scattered around the pool there are two secluded sitting spots; one under the huge Carob, tinkling with wind chimes, and ours, the enchanting pergola nestled amongst Bamboo and assorted Bouganvillea. Behind the pool, as the ground ascends past the numerous Olives the view is enriched by Pena de Hierro (the rock of iron) which many, many years ago jettisoned large boulders onto the world below. I could mention the steep twisting drive up to the three rentals, the breathingtaking views and the elevated gardens. The delightful Casa Algarrobo, and the Casitas, Gorrion and Buho Real, but I won't, I have said enough. Suffice to say La Calera is heaven on earth. Paradise. Many thanks Terry and Steph for making it so. Mike and Annie
This lovely house made us feel at home right away. The views are spectacular and the quite and starry nights mesmerizing! Steph and Terry are really friendly and helpful, love you guy’s! In the middle of olive country with a dash of citrus, almonds and carob trees you can feast your eyes as well as your mouth. Granada and the Alhambra is only 90 min’s by car. The beach is a 30 min drive. All the sierra’s and peak’s in the area are perfect for hiking. And after that a quick dip in the pool!

Marieke, Netherlands
5.0
2017-03-14T21:35:17+00:00
This lovely house made us feel at home right away. The views are spectacular and the quite and starry nights mesmerizing! Steph and Terry are really friendly and helpful, love you guy’s! In the middle of olive country with a dash of citrus, almonds and carob trees you can feast your eyes as well as your mouth. Granada and the Alhambra is only 90 min’s by car. The beach is a 30 min drive. All the sierra’s and peak’s in the area are perfect for hiking. And after that a quick dip in the pool! Marieke, Netherlands
The house is a chocolate box of unexpected surprises,as though entering in a story book.Everything is cute and clean.
The pool- well we needed it and loved it, spent hours in it! The scenery is fantastic and the cats and dogs contributed to the atmosphere of the house and it's surroundings.
Merci! Tack, Thank you, Muchas Gracias.

Grediaga family, Sweden,Canada and Madrid
5.0
2017-03-15T15:11:33+00:00
The house is a chocolate box of unexpected surprises,as though entering in a story book.Everything is cute and clean. The pool- well we needed it and loved it, spent hours in it! The scenery is fantastic and the cats and dogs contributed to the atmosphere of the house and it's surroundings. Merci! Tack, Thank you, Muchas Gracias. Grediaga family, Sweden,Canada and Madrid
We had a lovely time in the charming apartment. Everything is here,nothing missing you may need.
Terry and Steph are adorable. stayed an extra two days. We want to return again to the calm and beauty
of the place.Evrything is thought of to enable a real relaxing and tranquil time! Thank You!

Sonia and Vincent, Marseille, France
5.0
2017-03-15T15:13:08+00:00
We had a lovely time in the charming apartment. Everything is here,nothing missing you may need. Terry and Steph are adorable. stayed an extra two days. We want to return again to the calm and beauty of the place.Evrything is thought of to enable a real relaxing and tranquil time! Thank You! Sonia and Vincent, Marseille, France
5.0
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