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Overview

CASA PEQUEÑA, a quality self-catering accommodation of unrivalled value for money. Pretty detached cottage style villa, ideal for two travellers - can accommodate one extra guests or 2 children - odd night - using living-room sofa-bed. Cot available. A home from home the perfect place to relax, chill in the gardens or soak up the rugged beauty of ANDALUCIA - great touring base. English speaking representative (me!) on hand to answer any questions and help you in any way!

This traditional agricultural area with expanding tourist industry - still mainly Spanish - remains largely unspoilt by mass development. Growing sub-tropical fruits and vegetables often in large Invernaderos (plastic greenhouses) a vital part of the local economy. Fishing and tourism, secondary.

The Casita, shares interesting sub-tropical gardens with the owners traditional farmhouse Cortijo Nuevo and EL APARTAMENTO. The latter is also available for rentals (Ref: 1787) so possible to rent both homes allowing groups of 4/7 travellers maximum.

The Cortijo is nicely designed so each property has privacy and ample outdoor space. As well as many shared areas various patios and benches, BBQs & fountains to relax by.
In season pick citrus fruits and avocados for breakfast. Lounge by the Swimming Pool (shared only with any occupants of El Apartamento) - perfect spot to chill out after busy day sightseeing or relaxing on any number of unspolit beaches on this Granada Coastline.
During the day or after sunset rustle up a meal in the Summer kitchen by the swimming pool. Fully equipped for 4 travellers charcoal bbq, gas paellero, honesty fridge, sink, ample seating and sun loungers - vine covered terrace.

Well behaved and socialised pet DOGS ALLOWED, (my two waggy dogs; Hector and Dino live on site) - small additional weekly charge - please enquire.




ANDALUZ STYLE
The Casita is comfortably furnished, an eclectic mix of modern and rustic/antique, not simply a spartan holidaylet or bog standard modern apartment.
Extras to make it feel more like home include ADSL laptop point, DVDs, prints, books and fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare and cook meals.
Multi-language satellite television system - 100s of channels + BSKYB free-to-air. Woodburner in living room, cosy and practical on longer Winter lets. Plus I-pod dock in the bedroom.

The landscaped and illuminated gardens are an oasis, even in the dry Summer season. Full of many sub-tropical plants and exotic flowers for many months of the year. They provide the necessary protection against the sun - terraces and seating areas in both sun or shade.
Probably the best climate in mainland Europe - averaging over 320 sunny days a year. Snow & frosts very rare on the coast - possible to grow bananas, sugar cane and papaya on the Costa Tropical!
Keen gardeners welcome and always work to be done if you tire of sunbathing!

On arrival you will find beds made; welcome drink/snack. Advise Upgrade to Comprehensive LUXURY pack for just £55 extra - useful after long journey, or late/weekend arrivals. Contents can be tailored to your requirements, ask for details.




IDEAL TOURING BASE - CAR ESSENTIAL
The Perfect spot for Independent travellers. Enjoy the best of all worlds traditional agricultural area, sea and mountain views, peaceful yet just 5 minute drive from busy town and beach life around Motril. Not isolated along trecherous mountain tracks like many inland hill properties!

Nearest beaches, shops, tapas bars and restaurants 3kms. away in the bustling market town of Motril, including large hypermarket and daily indoor food market. Cinema, theatre & new Bullring! Motril a working town rather than tourist resort remains very Spanish and is busy year round, ideal for longer Winter breaks - when most resort towns seem to close down!
Fine road network making excursions to GRANADA, LAS ALPUJARRAS, LECRIN VALLEY, SEVILLE, ALMERIA, SIERRA NEVADAS, MALAGA, CABO DE GATA, ALMUNECAR & NERJA easy and practical.

Also good base for property searches in the area many agents and Lawyers in Motril - many puchasers stay here - laptop facility useful.

Spanish restaurant Meson Puntalon and one small bar, just 10 minute stroll to Puntalon - but, really need to centre on Motril town & Port for everyday needs.

Although final cleaning is included in our prices, we ask travellers to ensure that the kitchen is tidy on departure and all rubbish disposed of.

Summary:

Pretty cottage style villa - close rugged Granada Coast, Motril & Port. Wonderful lush & exotic gardens, pool, sea/mountain views. Wi-Fi & satellite. Pet dogs welcome.
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Facilities

Property type: Cottage

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 3

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Living Room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 3 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view
Extra information (Swimming pool shared only with any occupants of my other holiday home on site (EL APARTAMENTO), usually just 2 adults, sometimes 4 - often none! Unlike many property owners I practise a transparent policy regarding Reviews. ALL are published in full, not just selected 5* Reviews. NONE are deleted or manipulated to make the property appear faultless! I believe this honest approach to Reviews allows the potential renter, full access to past traveller feedback helping in decision making - plus giving the property a genuine rental history. PLEASE NOTE: HIGH NUMBERS & LEVEL of Reviews in comparison to other properties, when choosing where to stay! If you know your dates, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! + PLEASE NOTE - the Double bedroom is separate & accessed directly from the front terrace. The Casita has three different entrances - quirky layout! Perhaps suitable for couples rather than goups of 4. CAR ESSENTIAL. Secure off-lane parking by the old fountain.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (Maximum, 3 well behaved pet dogs - small additional charge paid locally - please enquire)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
7th January 2015 to 4th March 2016 None set No 2

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 52 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st December 26 Weeks 5%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 10%
1st June to 30th September 2 Days 40%
1st June to 30th September 4 Days 33%
1st January to 31st December 1 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 20%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%
1st January to 30th June 2 Weeks 10%
1st September to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%
1st July to 31st August 2 Weeks 5%
1st January to 31st May 7 Weeks 33%
1st September to 31st December 7 Weeks 33%
1st January to 31st May 4 Weeks 25%
1st September to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
For Bookings of 5 nights or less, short stay supplement applicable. All year Booking length: Duration less than 5 days £65.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Firewood/fuel (olive) for Woodburner & BBQs All year N/A £35.00 per week

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Luxury Welcome Pack - includes; Cava, red wine, chilled beers, minerals, salad, fruit, cheeses, cooked meat, milk, cereal, fresh bread etc., All year N/A £50.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 2km
  • Nearest bar: 0.7km
  • Nearest restaurant: 700m
  • Nearest supermarket: 3km
  • ALMERIA Airport: 100km
  • GRANADA Airport: 65km
  • MOTRIL: 5km
  • SALOBREÑA: 15km
  • GRANADA: 50km
  • ORGIVA: 35km

Reviews

84 out of 85 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 05 July 2014 with Couple
A really lovely quirky unique cottage. It had everything you could possibly need for your stay. Lovely sun trap on the roof terrace. As for the gardens, well they are truly amazing, with lots of lovely flowers and corners to explore. The swimming pool at the end of the garden was just amazing, what a lovely area to just laze in the sun and cool off in the pool. Patrick was a great host and was very helpful, and as for the dogs, Dino and Hector, they were great company. We had a really relaxing, peaceful holiday here, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Stayed Sunday 01 July 2012
Casa Pequena was a magical experience for me and my husband who were both gratly in need of a rest. The villa is quirky which I loved and has every single thing you could need. Dining on the sun terrace on in the garden is great as the different perfumes of the flowers drift by! There is something new to note each day in the beautiful, mature garden. Patrick is a gentleman in every sense of the word and clearly at one with nature and his wonderful dogs: Hector, the rogue Dino the loveable rescue dog and Gerry, the grandaddy of them all! We divided our time between the villa and touring the area which has much to offer. I would love to return with more of my family in the future where I could keep them at a comfortable disatance from me in the appartment! I thoroughly recommend this little jewel on the south coast of Spain!
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Stayed Monday 30 April 2012
A lovely rustic cortijo ,with a quirky layout,which we loved. The kitchen has everything you need,a real home from home.Patrick the owner supplies the best starter pack i have ever seen,well thought out. The pool and garden areas are beautiful,its lovely to relax in among st the lush surroundings. There is an honesty fridge at the pool,which you replenish before you leave,a nice touch. Patrick is always there when you need him,but is never obtrusive,he is extremely knowledgeable and can tell you all the best places to visit..We will definitely return and would highly recommend.
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Stayed Monday 01 August 2011
WONDERFULL HOLIDAYS! The Casa Pequeña is a wonderfull little house in a wonderfull tropical garden. Our 3 dogs and us have had good holidays. Patrick and his dogs are very nice. Well come back for next holidays.
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Stayed Thursday 21 July 2011
Cortijo Nuevo hält alles, was die Bilder versprechen. Der Garten ist zum Verlieben: lauter liebevoll arrangierte, bequeme schattige Nischen zum Verweilen mit immer wieder neuen Blickwinkeln auf die wuchernde Blütenpracht und die verspielten Dekorationen dazwischen. Wunderschön der abendliche Blick von der Terrasse über die Ebene auf die Lichter an den Berghängen und der manchmal fast betörende Duft nach Jasmin. Das Haus ist klein und gemütlich, die Zimmer mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet und wirklich umfassend ausgestattet. Wir waren mit 2 Kindern (11 und 13) da und, obwohl das Anwesen mangels „Auslauf“ nicht unbedingt für Kinder geschaffen scheint, waren sie rundum zufrieden, begeistert von den ungewöhnlichen Wegen, auf denen man Garten und Haus durchqueren kann, vom Pool, den sie uneingeschränkt nutzen konnten und davon, dass sie im Wohnzimmer Herren über die TV-Satelitenanlage waren... Dem vielen Lob zum Gastgeber können wir uns nur anschließen. Wir waren ganz ungestört, aber Patrick war immer da und hilfsbereit, wenn man ihn brauchte.
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Stayed Saturday 09 July 2011
LOVELY RELAXING BREAK - QUIET RUSTIC COTTAGE IN AMAZING GROUNDS. My partner & I travelled to Casa Pequeña in July. We flew into Malaga & hired a rental car which is absolutely essential. Journey from the airport is about 1 hour 30 mins. The property is described as a Casita (small house) & is adjacent to the main building, the ground floor of which houses the owner, Patrick. Above this is an apartment which is also available for rentals. My initial concerns about the proximity of the main house were unfounded - Patrick is very respectful of your privacy & keeps out of the way. More than that he is a very likeable person and is a very useful source of information. Despite the time of year and lack of air conditioning we found the casita cool as there is a refreshing breeze blowing most days. The casita is slightly unusual in its layout with the bedroom and en-suite bathroom having a separate entrance to the kitchen, living area & balcony, but this adds a certain character. The bedroom is a decent size although the bed felt quite short for me (Im 62") & shower area was also quite cramped. The kitchen is very well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster & plenty of pots, pans & cooking utensils, even a garlic press & cookbook. The same is true of the living room - there are books, cards & games along with Sky TV. Theres so much that its almost like staying in a friends house (there were skewers for the BBQ). There are two dogs of Patricks which were lovely & friendly but might prove a bit energetic if youre not a fan. Although that might be because we made a big fuss of them! The gardens are absolutely amazing, like staying in the middle of Kew Gardens. There are plenty of quiet areas with various benches/chairs & tables for variety. The pool is a decent size for the size if property, there is an honesty fridge & another BBQ & cooking area, i-pod dock and lighting which makes it a lovely area to spend the day and evening. Would definitely recommend to couples after a relaxing break.
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Stayed Saturday 11 June 2011
The line in any property summary the owner lives next door is a line most of us would run a mile from. The thought of Basil Faulty leering over the wall reminding you not to mention the war or wringing his hands as he smiles through gritted teeth at having to put up with the riff raff sends a shiver down the spine of anyone looking to get away from it all for a while. Well, as you have decided to read the reviews because as with us a little something caught your imagination, carry on and read them all. They certainly convinced us that CASA PEQUEÑA was worth the punt (which all unknown holiday accommodation is) as we found as others before us a mini oasis without a John Cleese impersonator in sight. As the name suggests it is a small house and for those of you who remember the Mortgage advert (when mortgages were still advertised) by the redoubtable comedy duo which was Fry and Laurie it is certainly ‘compact and bijou’ but it does exactly what it says on the tin. The facilities were exactly as had been reviewed by others and if you are as lucky as we were (and every other reviewer seems to have been) you simply won’t know anybody is sharing your retreat. We only saw the couple who were occupying the apartment once in the week we were there. The lovely Patrick was just that. He was welcoming without giving you that ‘can we be new best friends’ kind of feel and at the same time succinct without being ‘I live here don’t you know darling’ patronising. We immediately felt at ease and without consciously trying seemed to somehow know where everything was. He also possessed the subtle skill (which all decent Maitre D’s instinctively have) in that he was only there when we wanted him to be, I mean we saw him twice in a week until his name was uttered and he mysteriously appeared with his wonderfully kind demeanour only too happy to help. The only detraction for us was my partner’s fear of dogs. It due to this fear and this fear alone that we will not (unfortunately) be returning. Not that they were intrusive or off putting or even apparent most of the time as we rarely saw them. If you do not have a heart stopping fear of our canine friends this will not be an issue for you, it wasn’t for me just my good lady. In summary, if you are looking for gold plated five star bling then (I am surprised you have continued this far) this is not the place for you, stop now don’t even think about it, there are innumerable villas up and down the coast far better suited to your requirements. However, if like us you are looking for quiet cottage style accommodation in a secluded location to while away lazy days and loose yourself for a while then you might just have found it!
Stayed Saturday 14 May 2011
OASIS ENCHANTING. The Casa Pequeña took us, my partner and 5 year old son, to a 24 hour 7 days a week experience of other realms: opening any window or door the fragrancies of the most overwhelming beautifull tropical flowers, trees and herbs embraced us. Sending us rays of harmony, peace and purity and true gifts of nature. The many seats were placed very well so that togetherness, play as well as privacy were easily woven into one movement. The many fountains gave a very cheerfull sound. Patrick the owner makes you live in harmony with nature, makes it possible to experience, as opposite to the harsh stressed human power-over-nature and animals society. For us it was paradise! Thank you Patrick! The house was genuinely Spanish, different than we were used to and very romantic. The kitchen was a joy to cook and the roof terrace gave beautifull views. Ariella F, Amsterdam.
Stayed Sunday 08 May 2011
UN PEQUEÑO PARAÍSO AL ALCANCE DE CUALQUIERÁ. Experiencia repetible, encantadora, se nos han hecho muy cortes los días. No se nos olvidará la estancia, recomiendo la casa pequeña a los/as amantes de la naturaleza, de los pequeños detalles, de la vida. A mi hija, Laura, de 4 años, tampoco se le olvidará, el jazmin, la piscina, los paseos por el jardín, la cama....en fin, una delicia. Volveremos sin duda.
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Stayed Sunday 01 May 2011
Patrick has set up a wonderful cottage. It is ideal for couples. My wife and I thought that the landscape and gardening was breathtaking and the views from the cottage rooftop and balcony are amazing. It is close to Granada and activities in the mountains. We went horseback trekking one day in Sierra Nevada and also did a Paella cooking class in nearby Torox. Spent a day on the beach relaxing and poolside as well. The pictures posted by Patrick do not lie.
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Stayed Wednesday 06 April 2011
Wow. What a find! An oasis of peace & beauty away from the tourist hoards, yet with everything youd need from a holiday on the doorstep. Laid-back owner & dogs add to the restful atmosphere, a private sun terrace very much appreciated, extensive gardens full of interesting nooks & crannies, with all mod-cons yet with a rustic, authentic farmhouse feel. Less than an hours drive from Granada & its must-see Alhambra, & the spa villages of Las Alpujarras (where Chris Stewart lives & wrote Driving Over Lemons etc), 5 mins drive to the beach (although with a swimming pool we didnt actually feel the need), just outside Motril, a bustling market town on the coast, with fresh local produce twice a week. All within an easy drive from Malaga airport. What more can we say? A hidden gem.
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Stayed Wednesday 06 April 2011
Wow. What a find! An oasis of peace & beauty away from the tourist hoards, yet with everything youd need from a holiday on the doorstep. Laid-back owner & dogs add to the restful atmosphere, a private sun terrace very much appreciated, extensive gardens full of interesting nooks & crannies, with all mod-cons yet with a rustic, authentic farmhouse feel. Less than an hours drive from Granada & its must-see Alhambra, & the spa villages of Las Alpujarras (where Chris Stewart lives & wrote Driving Over Lemons etc), 5 mins drive to the beach (although with a swimming pool we didnt actually feel the need), just outside Motril, a bustling market town on the coast, with fresh local produce twice a week. All within an easy drive from Malaga airport. What more can we say? A hidden gem.
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Stayed Monday 28 March 2011
We stayed for a, too short, week in the cottage. It was rustic and had everything we needed, both in kitchen and the other areas. It was very peaceful and serene, allowing us to relax and still be able to access nearby Motril, Granada and the Sierra Nevadas. The gardens were lovely as was the pool area and the "honesty" fridge was a great touch. The owner, Patrick, was very helpful although not at all intrusive. Ben and Jerry, his dogs, were just the same! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to return later in the year for another relaxing time doing just what we felt like on each day.
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Stayed Saturday 08 January 2011
We spent seven weeks at the property during January and February and had a wonderful time ,the weather was not always great but most of the time was very good ,and we were able to cook lunch by the pool on many occasions ,the log burner was great in the cooler winter evenings ,the property was well equipped with almost everything you would need and with two very friendly dogs what more could we want ,it was a home from home ,although the three rooms being on different levels and going outside to the bedroom and bathroom was different it was still great ,the property was very rural and the views from the terrace were fantastic I took my travel telescope with me and had fantastic views of Jupiter ,Venus and Saturn during this time , the property also has 24 hour internet which was an added bonus , all in all we were very satisfied ,looking forward to calling in one day to see our favourite dog Jerry ,
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Stayed Saturday 02 October 2010
Casa Pequeña is a rustic, Spanish style holiday cottage which contains everything you need to have a quiet and relaxing stay, and this is exactly what we wanted from our holiday. Patrick, the owner is very welcoming and friendly and very helpful. On our first day we asked Patrick if he would show us where the local amenities were, and he was very happy to drive around the area with us and point out the shops, restaurants and sites we would find of interest. This set us up perfectly for our stay. Ben and Jerry the two dogs are very friendly, but can easily be shut out of the garden if you dont want them around. The view from the roof terrace is great, and a lovely place to sit and soak up the sun, reading a book or just looking out over the mountains or the sea. We came back feeling wed definitely relaxed, and got into the Spanish way of living. Initially we seemed to always be out and about at siesta time, between 2 and 5pm, but eventually we got into the swing of it all! We really enjoyed visiting Salobreña, Almuñécar, Nerja and Granada, while we were there - all which are within easy driving range. The Nerja caves are not to be missed. A lovely, relaxed and enjoyable stay.
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Stayed Monday 13 September 2010
It was quaint, quirky, quiet and peaceful. We were free to wander the garden as we pleased. We had a private roof balcony givings us a perfect view of the beautifully established gardens. The cottage had everything we needed to be self sufficient, relax and unwind. Close enough to the nearest town to make provision shopping easy and far enough away to feel like we were in the middle of nowhere. Our welcome was excellent despite the unsociable hour. Lovely drive to the Sierra Mountains and Granada. It was exactly what we hoped it would be and more. We will definitely be returning.
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Stayed Tuesday 10 August 2010
Recently spent 10 days at Casa Pequeña and had an excellent time. It was exactly what we were looking for - an attractive casita with a lovely pool and beautiful gardens - and a great location for trips out to the nearby Alpujjaras and Granada. However, we were mainly looking for a peaceful place to relax by the pool for a week and this is exactly what we found. The nearby town of Motril is pretty ordinary but well equipped, with two supermarkets. The immediate surroundings of agricultural polytunnels are eclipsed by stunning views up to the mountains and out to sea. We were particularly pleased with the accommodation – very charming inside with private roof terrace and space in the garden (and a good barbeque). Patrick, the owner, was very helpful and approachable – but also unobtrusive. We enjoyed the company of Ben and Jerry – who were particularly attentive at mealtimes! We will definitely consider renting the property again when we return to the area in the future.
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Stayed Monday 17 May 2010
If you are looking for peace & tranquility, I could not recommend a better holiday home. There was everything you could ever want & more. There no restaurants close by so self catering is required. This did not provide any problems as there is a microwave, conventional oven & several bar-b-ques .But the fact the property is not close to town is clearly stated in the description. I will definately return.
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Stayed Wednesday 23 December 2009
Our stay here was so much better than expected. It rained heavily each day we were there - and yet we still had a fantastic, relaxing time. The casita had all the facilities we needed - we even cooked our Christmas Dinner there and wanted for nothing. It really is a home from home´. The casita was snug, warm´(the wood burner is fabulous), relaxing the garden gorgeous the area perfect Patrick on hand when needed but not intrusive there was plenty of good walking for our dog Molly (and Ben & Jerry welcomed her with open paws!) we cannot praise this place enough and we will certainly be visiting again as soon as we are able to. Sitting on the sofa, candles lit and looking out over the fabulous garden while enjoying a glass of wine proved to be the perfect relaxing evening.
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Stayed Saturday 08 August 2009
We had a wonderful 2 weeks at casa pequena, the setting is so peacefull and relaxing. The cottage is well equipt with all mod cons, and well furnished. The gardens are very nice and well kept and the best bit the pool is a great area to sit and relax and enjoy a cooling dip when the sun gets to much. Patrick the owner is a very accomodating host with a wealth of local knowledge, and the dogs Ben & Jerry are great fun to have around.
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Stayed Saturday 25 July 2009
It is not made clear in the description, that a lot of the amenities / areas at the property are shared both with the owner, and with another holiday property on the site. Additionally, the photos on the web site are not very recent, and the garden has become overgrown, and some general maintenece is required here and there. The property is set amongst what can be best decribed as an industrised agriculture centre, with various machinery such as leaf blowers operatiing outside the siesta hours. Aside all this - we did have a wonderful and relaxing break
Owner reply:

To clarify:-1) CASA PEQUEÑA website description is accurate and clearly states, shares interesting sub-tropical gardens with the owners traditional farmhouse Cortijo Nuevo & El Apartamento - also available for holiday rentals. Dozens of previous renters have understood and benefitted from this arrangement.2) Amenities/areas shared = swimming pool, Summer kitchen & car park. Then only with any occupants staying in EL APARTAMENTO (1787) usually 2, occasionally 4 and sometimes none! I live on site in Cortijo Nuevo, respect guests privacy and do not use these same facilities.3) Casa Pequeña enjoys two other private areas, a large terrace at ground level with BBQ and a roof terrace - both furnished.(El Apartamento, also has two other private terraces).In addition there are four more small terraces and other seating areas dotted around the gardens, that are indeed communal.4) Pity that Lloyd did not grasp the ethos behind the gardens -informal in design, many years established. Manicured perfection they are not, but more a hybrid cottage/jungle style - aims to attract some wildlife. This overgrown garden remains quite an asset in parched Southern Spain and most visitors find it a refuge during the long hot Summers - normally dry May/late September. The importance of natural shade (rather than striped umbrellas) cannot be over emphasised.Incidentally, nearly all the garden photos were shot Spring 2009 Feb/March time and therefore recent.5) True the immediate surrounding area is intensive agriculture (preferable to housing estates/holiday complexes, that blight much of the coast?) but remains ordinarily quiet. Lloyd experienced limited noise couple of mornings as farmer next door preparing greenhouse for new planting of tomatoes. This happens infrequently - crop 3 times a year.6) In spite of disappointments resulting in low score, pleased that Lloyd still had a WONDERFUL & RELAXING BREAK.

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Stayed Saturday 21 March 2009
Casa Pequeña is situated in a quiet area near a river which, when low, a motley herd of cows graze. The house is spacious and very tastefully furnished, with a well-equipped kitchen and modern hi-fi and satellite TV, should you miss the outside world. The garden, which has a pool, is large enough almost to get lost in with fruit trees, shrubs and a large variety of flowers, beautifully and almost inconspicuously tended by the owner, Patrick. There are so many nooks in the garden where you can sit in the sun or shade, take a dip and even enjoy a barbecue in the evening. There is a stunning panoramic view of the sea and the mountains from the roof terrace which is visited by light refreshing mountain breezes. It is an ideal place for people who enjoy the peace and quiet of the country and yet have easy access to the beach and the mountains. The near-by coastal town of Salobreña with an ancient city-centre provides you with pleasant walks and good restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our trips into the surrounding mountains stopping in lovely old "white villages". Patrick is a very welcoming host, you wouldnt know hes there, but should you need him hes always easy to find. He knows a great deal about the area and can give you any advice you might want with regard to sight-seeing and practical matters such as the best supermarkets in the neighbourhood. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Pequeña and would love to stay there again.
Owner reply:

Nick & Ada,thank you for taking the trouble to submit your Excellent Review. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Cortijo Nuevo in the future.Patrick.

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Stayed Sunday 12 October 2008
Simply the best...2 weeks is not nearly time enough to spend in this lovely Casita. Off the beaten track yet close to a multitude of interesting places to visit, things to see & do, or if stressed by modern-day life, simply while-away the days in the peace of a beautiful garden - BLISS! I plan to return soon with some family members and rent El Apartamento also, cant wait! Dont think twice when choosing Casa Pequeña website description accurate, very clean on arrival, well-equipped + all creature comforts and still terrific value for money. You will not be disappointed - A1. Tomorrow, I reluctantly leave behind warm Andalucian sunshine and low prices for a wet, grey and expensive UK. Many thanks Patrick for a splendid stay in this gem of a property, far from your average holiday let - go on, try something different.
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Stayed Sunday 21 September 2008
We have visited this location before , but not this apartment, as usual everything was very realizing. Everything you need to have a pleasant time is provided, including if wanted the companionship of the two dogs, ”Ben & Gerry”. We had a little rain but it did not deflect from the time we spent relaxing. Would recommend this location for anyone who wants privacy and peace and quite.
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Stayed Wednesday 14 May 2008
Lovely big garden with many subtropical flowers we enjoyed it, our dogs too. They became friends with Jerry and Ben. We hope to come back.
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Stayed Wednesday 07 May 2008
A gorgeous property with beautiful garden, and lovely swimming pool. Patrick was very helpful, and the welcome pack was much appreciated! Thanks again.
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Stayed Friday 11 April 2008
This is a lovely property. The owner - who is very helpful - has made a real effort with the gardens, which are excellent, and has built a pool and outdoor cooking area which will be fantastic in summer. The house (there are a couple of different buildings - we stayed in a one bed house) is small but very well formed with a good kitchen and roof terrace. There are a few things that might be an issue - firstly the bedroom is a separate room to the rest of the house. Secondly there is a spiral staircase to get from kitchen to lounge, or you have to go outside. The area is a commercial agricultural area so don't go if you are expecting tourist villages and beaches. Overall I'd say it was good for people who wanted somewhere quiet and self contained for a break but probably less good for those who are looking for scenic countryside. The owner is very helpful - you will almost certainly have to call him to find the place!
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Stayed Sunday 30 September 2007
Was meet by Patrick and was given a tour of the Casita. It's a very nice and quit place to stay not to many British around so you get the feel of the local spainish life. Easy reach of the shops and beach. We will be back next year infact we have booked for 2 weeks. Dave&Joan Clarke
Stayed Tuesday 04 September 2007
Casa Pequeña - everything true in advert; great location, relaxing pool & garden, (we found it difficult to go out daily to explore) comfortable bed, power shower, internet cable. Need to return in Winter to view big DVD collection. Do not hesitate to book - great property!
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Stayed Tuesday 31 July 2007
The four of us (two adults, and two twelve year old boys) have just returned from a week at Casa Pequena, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We wish we could have stayed on another week. The garden is a delight for all the senses. Our boys enjoyed the pool on the long hot days, and we sat out until late at night in the many different parts of the garden. We also enjoyed using the very well stocked kitchen. We packed a fair bit in over the week: Malaga for the Picasso Museum; the Alpujarras (visited the Tibetan Monastery there: a wild and lonely spot); resorts at Salobrena, Calohonda (where our boys played football with the locals), Amunecar and Castell de Ferro; Nerja (astonishing caves); and did some mountain walking around Itrabo, although August is a bit hot for that sort of thing. We regret not getting to the Alhambra. It's worth booking tickets online weeks in advance, or you'll have to get up early and queue for hours to get the tickets available on the day. Patrick is, as other reviews say, the perfect host: friendly and informative while being totally unobtrusive. Thanks, Patrick, for making it a holiday to remember.
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Stayed Saturday 14 July 2007
We found the property to be ideal for a nice peaceful holiday, the hospitality shown by Patrick surpassed all expectation. It was very much home from home and very relaxing. Interesting serenade from the frogs at night. Despite the farming tent city surrounding the property it was an oasis of tranquillity and great beauty. Casa Pequena was very quirky but we enjoyed it immensely and would definitely return.
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Stayed Wednesday 25 April 2007
We stayed at Casa Pequena In April 2007, whilst searching the area for a property to purchase. Did'nt do too much research - enjoyed the Casa a little to much!! What a beautiful setting (all be it surrounded by plastic). The gardens that Patrick has put so much hard work into are a delight, his Dad a pleasure to chat with, his gorgeous dogs (who went mad when we first arrived and thereafter didnt find us interesting at all) a delight. Welcome pack - very welcome and enjoyable - especially the Cava after a days travelling. Casa - quirky! We loved quirky!! Clean, well stocked, quiet in fact anything you could want for a happy romantic (candles everywhere) holiday. we shall return. Well done Patrick - you work hard to ensure your guest enjoy!!
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Stayed Friday 13 October 2006
Lovely gardens and the apartment is very well furnished and comfortable. A relaxing location, convenient for the beaches and mountains in the area. Patrick is a good host and makes sure that you have everything you need. Thanks for a very enjoyable week
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Stayed Saturday 30 September 2006
Casa Pequena is a great place to stay if you want to travel around the area. A very friendly welcome, especially from Ben & Jerry! Everything we needed was in the accommodation. A great place to relax & enjoy the weather. This accommodation is particularly suited for adults. All our friends have children so I dont think we would recommend it to them. However, if you are looking for a romantic break then this is definitely the place for you...
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Stayed Saturday 02 September 2006
CASA PEQUEÑA - a stunning little property 5 minutes from Motril where you can find everything you need. We love this part of Spain, beautiful scenery, quiet beaches, good food and places to stay like Patricks apartments. The 'little house' was amazing. Patrick should be very proud, and the care he took to welcome us really made the Honeymoon for us. We were so content sat our little table drinking wine and beer all day in peace, and Kharma still got to watch Eastenders each night!! Thank you Patrick, I hope everything is well. Say hi to Ben & Jerry for us, they are real characters.
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Stuart & Kharma,good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 'La Casita' - no problems sharing your honeymoon with 2 waggy dogs!Hope you retain some fond memories - try to return for your Anniversary. Remember returning travellers eligible for Extra 10% Discount off all prices - quote Special Code 13 - when booking with 'RentalSystems'.many thanks, Patrick.

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Stayed Saturday 15 October 2005
The most relaxing holiday we've ever had – so peaceful. The owner couldn’t be more helpful, there if you need help, but otherwise unobtrusive. Everthing we needed was there – excellently equipped kitchen, satelite TV, wireless broadband internet, comfy bed … even hot water bottles. The layout of the villa is a little quirky – but that only added to the charm. Delightful mature gardens & private pool, which aren’t over-looked by any close neighbouring properties. Helps if you like dogs as the owner has 2 fairly large, but very friendly hounds called Ben & Gerry. A car is a must as it’s too far to walk to either the town (Motril) or the sea. We’ve already booked for next year – which can’t come soon enough. Sally & Graeme
Owner reply:

Many thanks Graeme & Sally, pleased you enjoyed your stay & found time to relax in the gardens. Ben & Jerry missing you already! See you next time.

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Stayed Thursday 30 June 2005
The Property is situated in Market Garden Greenhouse farmland East of Motril in 'Spanish' Spain. A delightful and relaxing holiday was the result and the roof terrace above the garden afforded a cooling breeze and stunning views of the coast, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Motril itself. The property was very well equipped and the owners very welcoming and helpful. A definite must-try for the independent traveller wishing to escape 'Little-Britain on the Costas!
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The Cottage and gardens are utterly beautiful, tranquil and unique. Patrick is a brilliant host and his dogs Hector and Dino are a joy to have around. Patrick takes such good care of the gardens and exploring them is magical - the look especially pretty at night with lights and candles. I highly recommend this place and its in easy driving distance of Motril town. My boyfriend and I will certainly be returning - thanks Patrick!
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Having read all the previous reviews for this property we were pretty convinced we wouldnt be disappointed when we got there and we werent wrong! What a beautiful place, just delightful. Patrick was a perfect host and was there when we needed something but the rest of the time it was like we had the place to ourselves. Although the other apartment was rented at the same time we really felt secluded and barely saw the other couple. The kitchen had everything we needed and the welcome pack was well worth it especially seeing as the nearest shop was 10 mins drive away and by the time we got there we just couldnt be bothered to go out again. The garden was stunning, cottage perfect for a couple (although the bed has a foot board so a little uncomfortable for a man of 6ft 4in!) with a private sun terrace which is actually where we spent most of our time. You definitely need a car for this property but there are so many things to do locally that its really worth getting out and about as well. We loved every minute. The dogs are fantastic (my partner really misses Hector - they bonded over a bbq one night) and very friendly. Often found sitting on a chair outside the kitchen window or lying on the kitchen floor. We love dogs ourselves so it was great but if anyone has any issues with dogs then you might want to be wary as they arent small! We had a fantastic trip and will definitely be returning next year! Thank you Patrick!
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This was our first holiday to main land Spain.We didnt want to be surrounded by other British holiday makers, we wanted to experience Spanish life. We couldnt have gotten more lucky when we booked Casa Perquena. A true Spanish cottage, with everything you could possibly need during your stay.The cooking/cleaning facilities where superb. Our bed was probably the most comfy we have ever slept in. The(totally) private roof terrace was fabulous for sun worshipping. The pool area, with its outside kitchen is beautiful by day and magical by night. The garden is amazing. Full of different seating areas and beautiful plants.Of a night time you become surrounded by a gorgeous floral scent. Patrick has created the perfect relaxing retreat. Apart from popping out for supplies, we went to Mini Hollywood just outside almeria, Marbella, Salobrena,La Herrada and Motril. We did plan to go to Granda, Sierra Nevada and alhambra but the draw of the sun terrace,outdoor kitchen,garden and pool was just too much! We will be returning in 2012.
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We had such a relaxing time at Casa Pequena and are so glad we stayed there as part of our honeymoon. Patrick the owner made us feel very welcome and was helpful and informative about the local areas. The gardens were beautiful and vast and the whole ethos about the place really suited us! We were sad to leave but we will definitely return!
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Wir haben unseren Urlaub in der Casa Pequena verbracht - zwei Wochen relaxen im wunderschönen Garten von Patrick, dem Besitzer der kleinen Oase in Mitten von Gewächshäusern. Patrick ist zuvorkommend und diskret, sowie immer zur Hand, wenn er gebraucht wird. Wir haben uns von Anfang an zuhause gefühlt und auch unsere drei Hunde waren sehr willkommen. Patricks eigene Hunde waren freundlich und ausgeglichen. Ein Auto ist ein Muss, da das Grundstück etwas abgelegen ist. Dafür muss man keinen Straßenlärm ertragen und ist auch in 5min am Strand (zu Fuß ca. 30min). Die Casa Pequena ist voll ausgestattet, sowohl in der Küche als auch hinsichtlich jeglicher Medien (W-Lan, Sky, ect.). Das Haus ist gemütlich eingerichtet mit spanischem Flair, es gibt eine eigene Dachterrasse sowie etliche Möglichkeiten, es sich im Garten oder am Pool gemütlich zu machen.
"This is Paradise" - Cortijo Nuevo.Set between the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean, the Cortijo's 2 spaces are authentically and tastefully decorated in classic Andalucian style, yet filled with modern amenities. The garden is literally paradise, and we spent almost all of our time in it. In the evening we would cook outside and sit under an avocado tree, drinking vino tinto, visiting with Patrick our host, the dogs lazing at our feet. Patrick made us feel welcome and at home at once, with a generous welcome package in the kitchen, useful advice and a good sense of humour. A place for travellers rather than tourists Motril is an unspoiled Andalucian town with a deep and fascinating history, friendly residents, good restaurants and nightlife. Day trips to Salobreña, Las Alpujarras, Almeria and Almuñecar are easy and worthwhile, especially returing to the beauty and hospitality of the Cortijo Nuevo.We have travelled all the way from Canada twice, and intend to take our entire family back next year. Consider yourself blessed to get a reservation - 5* stay.Karen & Dean, Winnipeg
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The place was very lovely to relax, even though we were unlucky with the weather. The owner was intent on making us feel comfortable. Its perhaps unusal that you can only access the bedroom from outside as described, but as I always enjoy being outside very much, I thought this added to the flair of the little house. The wifi worked perfectly, the kitchen was very well equipped, the washing maschine and dishwasher in very good condition. The welcome package with coffe wine etc was the best I have had so far in any holiday bokings. Thank you, Patrick, we hope to be able to come back!
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We had a fantastic stay! It was just what we needed. The location is ideal in terms of being able to access the south coast as well as make the most of being able to see the sights that are on offer in Granada as well as the Sierra Nevada. Patrick has created a real hideaway and it is beautiful to wake up to the garden that he has created as well as be able to have a BBQ and watch the sun set in the evenings. As so many have said before he is there if you need questions answered but otherwise you are left very much to yourself to enjoy your holiday. We would definitely think about returning. Thank you so much for the peace and quiet you have created and the time and space away from it all!
'A Wonderful homeaway from home, surrounded by beautiful gardens!'Our family had an Excellent stay with Patrick, his Dad and our most loved Ben & Jerry. Patrick's home is much envied by us, we had beautiful gardens, a lovely pool and our accommodations were absolutely more than what we expected. Patrick had a wonderful food package ready when we arrived and for my husband and two sons our sleeping arrangements were perfect. Patrick is one of the nicest hosts you could ever have and was very helpful with directions and explaining different cultural things. Ben and Jerry are the best mannered fella's we have ever seen and we really enjoyed spending time with them.We would recommend this vacation home to anybody it is not hard to fall in love with it's own beautiful setting and of course my favorite add on is Ben & Jerry.Van Maele family - Ontario, Canada. 5* award.
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This place was an absolute oasis. We wanted a place to really relax, be on our own and get away from it all, and this was the perfect spot for it. Lush gardens, private pool (shared with one other apartment), plenty of places to relax in sun or shade, cozy accomodation, lots of thoughtful extras that made this place really special. We cooked a lot and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Made use of of the herbs growing in the garden. There is one other apartment sharing the grounds. The owner, Patrick, lives in the adjoining house, was incredibly helpful when we needed him, but otherwise was very unobtrusive and we mostly felt like we had the place completely to ourselves. We hope to be back!
'LUGAR MÁGICO' - Casa Pequeña.Estubimos el fin de semana pasado durante dos días, fue corto pero muy intenso. Casa Pequeña es ideal para aquellos que buscan evadirse de lo cotidiano, un lugar mágico en un enclave paisajístico inmejorable y con vistas al mar. Disfrutamos de inolvidables días y dinivas noches a la luz de las velas.Fabuloso jardín que hace de este complejo un lugar casi paradisíaco en el que no faltan fuentes, ornamentos fantásticos que lo llenan de vida y multitud de escenarios en los que olvidarse del tiempo.En definitiva, INMEJORABLE.Recomiendo este lugar a todos aquellos seres amantes de lo oriental, que busquen un lugar alejado de abrumadoyas energías donde encontrarse a sí mismos, relajarse y disfrutar.Muchísimas gracias Patrick, por su atención y amabilidad - 5*.Léonor y Javier, CÓRDOBA, España.
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Myself and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Casa Pequena. Patrick was very helpful and of course Ben and Gerry were a delight to have around. I loved the wild gardens, beautiful flowers and overall tranquill surroundings, a real country delight. I would recommend it to any of my friends who are into nature, animals and chilling out. Much nicer than a resort holiday and very central for sightseeing etc I hope to return again some day, & I will deffinitely stay in the cottage again.....Fab!
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This was our 4th visit to the casita, and have stayed in both apartments. Casa Pequena is our favourite as it looks out onto the beautiful gardens, which are alive with colour, and attracts the butterflies, birds etc. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting outside of an evening in what seems like your own little paradise listening to the birds and watching the butterflies flitting around, and of course giving Ben and Jerry the 2 dogs some love... when you can get Ben to sit still!!!! The apts are equipped with everything you could possibly need for your break. The beaches are just a short drive away... Salobrena being our favourite. A trip to Granada is an absolute must, as is only 45 mins up the autovia, and the Alhambra Palace is breathtaking. Patrick is usually around if you need him, but, never intrusive, so you feel like the place is your own.
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Our holiday was shortened by the ash cloud but in four days we did manage to rest and enjoy the truly lovely, natural and interesting gardens, Motril, Nerja and La Joya beach. Patrick is a discreet and hospitable host and his dogs (Ben & Jerry) are curious, friendly and well behaved. A haven from package ordinary holidays and I would recommend for someone looking for a real Spain experience. Ignore comments relating to industrial surroundings - they are poly tunnels and not hugely offensive.
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Casa Pequena was absoultely beautiful. The inside was exactly our cup of tea. Rustic, authentic with a traditional spanish/moroccan feel about it. It was clean, fully equipped and we wanted for absolutely nothng. The outside was just spectacular. The gardens, bbq area and pool was just beautiful and very well maintained again with a very moroccan feel. Patrick the owner was a font of knowledge on the town and surrounding area and the perfect host - we knew he was there if we needed something but not intrusive. The dogs - Ben and Jerry also kept us company lying in the sun or sitting at our kitchen door at breakfast time. We will definately be returning again.
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the refund of the no-breakage deposit had better been in cash. the transfer by bank did cost me 32.50 euro.
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Jolanta & I enjoyed Casa Pequena very much. A beautiful little hideaway, 3kms from Motril It is quiet, has beautiful gardens, and fabulous views of the Granada mountainside. The owner Mr Sanderson is a lovely friendly man, who made sure we had everything. The accommodation also has Internet Wi Fi and Sky TV and really Spanish style! If you are looking for a really nice quiet hide away, and great value for money this Casa Pequena has to be top of your list. Car essential!
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We were very pleased with this property. The setting and the facilities were very much to be praised with some unique and charming features, the honesty fridge springs to mind. The description was accurate, perhaps even understated and Patrick is an absolute gem who took very good care of us. The pool was spotlessly clean and the gardens stunning. The property was charming although it could have been cleaner. We did suffer some noise from the adjacent property playing their radio loudly and barking dogs, but this was a small blight on an otherwise very relaxing and idyllic holiday. We would most certainly return to CASA PEQUEÑA,
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After an extremely relaxed enjoyable week, the easy way to explain this villa is to read all the reviews that have been submitted and we whole-heartedly agree with the majority. Yes you do require an open mind and accept the surroundings, but put those aside, ignore the access/ greenhouses, and this place is exactly what you want for a weeks get away from the general stresses of life. Patrick, Ben and Gerry are wonderful hosts, just remember to take the biscuits - not for Patrick tho! If you are arriving out of season, then be prepared for some quiet resorts however that didnt affect any part of the holiday, as most of our nights we stayed in the grounds using all facilities, BBQs, outside kitchen, pool area and alike. To sum it all up a perfect highly enjoyble and relaxing holiday was enjoyed by us both, in surroundings that couldnt have been better. Thank you Patrick and the boys!!
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We stayed at Casa Pequena cottage from 15/09/09 to 23/09/09. We had nine days of peace and tranquillity. The cottage is very well equiped, and well thought out. It is like home from home. We spent many sunny days and evenings on the roof terrace, and in the lovely gardens. Ben and Gerry kept us company. Patrick is a lovely host and does not intrude in any way. There was another couple in the apartment, we hardley ever saw them as both properties are very private. Cant wait to go back next year. Thankyou Patrick for a lovely holiday.
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Casa Pequena is a really pleasant and quirky place to have a relaxing holiday and not be surrounded by the typical costa fish ,chips and english breakfast brigade.This is a mainly spanish resort for the Spanish so everything was cheap but of high quality including food and meals.Due to the lack of rain the gardens were not at there best but were filled with some wonderful plants and plenty of nooks and cranies to sit and enjoy .The pool was great especially after a day sunbathing at the beach.Patrick was very helpfull whenever we had a query and never invaded our privacy.The casa was very well equiped but not really suitable for anyone over six foot!!! The surrounding area especially the mountains were breathtaking.
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Just back from our second visit. The Casa is beautiful and has the most wonderful kitchen which is typically Spanish but with all mod cons. The gardens and pool were as always delightful. Patrick is a gracious host and we miss Ben and Gerry so much when we leave. My only gripe was that it was to hot!!!! A wonderful holiday as always, Sonya, Dan and Jim
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Overall, we had a lovely stay in Casa Pequena. Patrick could not have been more helpful and as others have said the Casita has everything that you could possibly need during your stay. We enjoyed the company of Ben and Jerry and evenings with wine and music cooking in the ouside kitchen by the pool which is beautiful. The gardens are lovely and the area is very quiet. It is possible to walk to two local bars/restuarants and we found them to be extremely freindly with good food. Do not under estimate the strength of the sun on the roof terraces even with the lovely breezes, we did and got burnt on the first day!
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My father and I stayed in Casa Pequena for a week at the beginning of April. Patrick (the owner) was extremely welcoming- hed left us lots of food essentials in the fridge and cupboards so we didnt have to rush off to the shops straight away! Patrick also had two lovely dogs- Ben and Jerry who would sit at our feet and keep us company! The gardens around the property were absolutely beautiful- filled with birds and butterflies. Unfortunately though it wasnt really warm enough to enjoy the pool at the end of the garden or sit out in the evening. Id reccommend it to anyone whos looking for a quiet retreat in Spain.
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a beautiful, incredibly restful and relaxing holiday place, with gorgeous gardens full of flowers even in february. very well situated for visiting Granada and the coastal towns of Salobrena etc. Very well equipped with Sky, dishwasher, microwave, etc (none of which we have at home!) and comfortable living areas inside and out. we really loved our stay here - one of the best places weve stayed in 8 years of visiting the Med. Shame it was (in Feb) a bit too cold to swim in the pool - but we still sat out most evenings. The cooking area is fantastic - Its a pity that more English people dont make use of the Paelleria cooker outside! Patrick and his dogs made us very welcome, and we loved the quiet, off the track situation with beautiful viewsl. Would (and will) highly recommend!
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The house was really well prepared to a high standard. Facilities such as cable TV and wireless internet made the stay very comfortable. The garden and pool were lovely. We would like to return at a warmer time of year to take full advantage of the pool. A really relaxing holiday in a very pleasant environment.
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This is our 2nd time to Casa Pequena this year, and we thouroughly enjoyed ourselves on both occasions. The apartment contains everything you would need to make your holiday a comfortable and relaxing stay. The garden is beautiful, with a number of spots for you to sit and relax. The pool area is lovely, with an area for BBQ. Casa Pequena is in a perfect location for getting out and about. The town of Motril is a 5 min drive, the beaches are just a short drive away, and Granada is only an hour away. We will definetely return.
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Casa Pequena is a little paradise amongst the tomato tunnels in Motril. The cottage is quirky and cosy and the garden has a really magical quality. We stayed for a week and didnt want to leave the property as it was so nice and relaxing. Patricks attention to detail is fantastic and there are lots of surprising little touches to discover all around the cottage and garderns. I felt like a child again exploring the gardens and its variety of flowers and fruits and the amazing butterflies, insects and creatures that lived there. The pool is perfect if you want to spend full days relaxing and sun-bathing and the outdoor kitchen is better equipped than my kitchen at home! We found the cottage had everything we could possibly need and well exceeded our expectations with plenty of complementary food and drink on our arrival and even a dish washer, washing machine and smoothie maker! Patrick is always on hand with information on anything you may need but is never intrusive in any way. We had a truly magical holiday at the Casa Pequena and will look forward to returning again.
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A super relaxing stay in a little oasis. The gardens and the pool plus the layout of the Casa Pequena made for fun times in our own little hideaway. Thanks to Patrick for being a great host and to Ben and Jerry the dogs for keeping an eye on us, we hope to return someday.
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We arrived from Canada tired and with 8 hours of jet lag on a Saturday afternoon. Patrick, the owner, had abundant food and drink awaiting us in the little casa so we could relax and enjoy the wonderful gardens and pool. A week has slipped by and reluctantly we must move on, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This is not your average holiday rental, the casa is full of character including three doors, a spiral staircase and a roof terrace, it takes about a week to figure out the layout. There are an amazing number of neat spots to sit and relax, eat a meal or enjoy the sun and we had the pool to ourselves most of the time. The surroundings area has been affected by the development of commercial greenhouses but the garden is a true oasis. Patrick is available when needed but allows his guests the run of the place undisturbed. Ben and Jerry the dogs kept friendly eye on us. We hope to return someday.
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LOVELY PROPERTY, GREAT OUTDOORS SPACE - 10/10
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Russell, Myself, And My Two Little Dogs Are Currently In "Casa Pequena" This Property Is Perfect In Every way, First The Kitchen Area, Well Equipped, Everything You Need And More, Very Cool To Sit In And Have Lunch, If Its Too Hot Outside. Which It Has Been Very Warm. Thats Where The Roof terrace Comes In Handy, I Have Spent Hours Up There Sun Bathing, Very Peaceful, With Really Comfy Sun Loungers. The Living Space Is Cosy, With All The English Chanels You Could Wish for. Dvd Player, And Dvd Collection. Then There Is The Lovely And Comfortable Bedroom, And Comfy Bed, Which Has A Net Over It, So We Left The Window Open, And looked At The Stars... Very Romantic.. Our Dogs Were Made Very Welcome, Patricks Dogs Ben And Jerry, Are Just Wonderful. Welcome You On arrival, But Apart From That, They dont bother You That Much, As There Always sleeping.... Patrick Is A Perfect Gentleman, Very Nice, And Helpful, But Does Not Bother You In Any way, Lets You Enjoy Your Holiday. Now The Garden, You need To See It To Believe It, A Lot Of Hard Work Has Gone Into Making It A Truly Tranquil Setting. Beautiful Butterflies, And The Scents You Get From The Garden In The Evening, Has Got to Be The most Beautiful Smell. The Pool Area Has All The Equipment, Beds Bbq Area, And The pool Is Just Divine... After A Hot Day In The Sun.. Private Off Road Parking, Many Peacful Areas To Sit And Read A book. Motril Town Is Spanish, But Has Everything You Need, Alcampo Supermarket Is Brill, Loads Of Fruit And Veg. And We Found It To Be Cheaper Than Home... I do not Have A Bad Thing to Say About this holiday, We Will Be Sad To Leave.. And So Will Our Little dogs.. Defiently Hope to return One day... Thankyou Patrick, Your dad, And Ben And Jerry, For Making It A Wonderful Holiday.. xxxx
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Excelente lugar para descansar, con encanto, muy acogedor e intimo. Con todas las comodidades y todos los servicios para un estancia inolvidable.
Owner reply:

Pleased that you both loved your time at Casa Pequeña. My Spanish is poor, but Ill attempt a translation! "Excellent place to relax, with charm, very cosy and intimate. With all the comforts and services provided for an unforgettable stay".Patrick

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This was our second trip to El Cortijo Nuevo and we were not disappointed. Stayed comfortably in the Casa Pequena as a family of four, the layout and all the outdoor terraces meant we could all find our space when needed. Property was very well equipped and the owner Patrick as ever friendly and helpful when needed. We have all come away again with some beautiful memories of our stay at this spot and of the beaches and countryside in the surrounding area.
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This part of the Spanish coastline is arid inspite of the name Costa Tropicana. The mountains come close to the sea and any flat area is under intensive market gardening with plastic greenhouses. Cortijo Nuevo is in a colourful garden with shade and sunny areas, a small pool and terraces for dining/sitting outdoors. The rooms are accessed from outside so it is pleasant to live there in the summer. There is every amenity and kind of equipment. The host is attentive but has a relaxed manner . His dogs like people and we liked his dogs. The location is good for Granada, Sierra Nevada and the beach at Saborena. We enjoyed the tranquility of a rural location.
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Casa la pequena, is a beautiful property, set within the most fantastic gardens. The property has everything you would need to make your holiday just perfect...from the basics to the unexpected ie a blender which can crush your ice to make the perfect margheritas, and a mosquito net around the bed to protect you from those nightime beasties. The dogs Ben & Jerry are absolutley adorable, and are a pleasure to have around. The property is set in the perfect location, as its only a 10 -15 min drive to the beach...depending which one you go to (we liked Salobrena). Granada is just an hour away, and the directions to the Alhambra Palace are easy and hassle free to follow. The Sierra Nevadas are also easy to get to from Casa la pequena. Dont really want to recommend this place to anyone, as we are planning to return next year, and the more people that go the harder it will be to book our slot.
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We had a wonderful, relaxing time at the Casa from the moment we arrived. The welcome pack was excellent and there are plenty of shops a short drive away for further supplies. The Casa is well equiped and we enjoyed cooking with herbs from the beautiful garden as well as making G&T's with lemons fresh from the tree! The host is helpful and welcoming but not intrusive in any way. He had plenty of suggestions re beaches, attractions etc although we were quite happy to lounge about by the pool and enjoy the lovely garden! I would definately recommend this place for a quiet get- away for couples.
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The accomodation was lovely. A tranquil setting yet close to the town. The garden is wondeful. All facilities provided including washing machine and dishwasher. The sun terrace is not overlooked and has splendid views. You will NOT like this accomodation if you want a selection of bars and restaurants on your doorstep and typical hotel style accomodation! Go to Malaga instead! The town is 2-3 kms distance and it is an unspoilt Spanish resort - long may this continue! You will need your own transport. We enjoyed days out exploring the area - the mountains, the mountain towns and the lovely coast. We were happy to relax on the terraces and the garden - the pool and bar-b-q area are lovely. There is plenty of room for alfresco dining. Read the owners web-site all information is there.
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We were looking for a quiet relaxing holiday and CASA PEQUEÑA was the perfect location. The accommodation was full of character - the high points being the comprehensively equipped kitchen with it's spiral staircase, the stunning views from the roof terrace and the extensive gardens. The welcome pack that Patrick left was extremely thoughtful, with everything we needed to make a meal and set us up for the first few days - which really took any pressure off and allowed us to relax straight away. The town of Motril was worth exploring and there were plenty of beaches within a 15 minute drive. Salobrena was particularly good for restaurants, and it's worth mentioning the English speaking internet cafe on the beach front. If you've got time, it's worth a drive up into the hills. All in all the casa was perfect for two, with plenty of little corners to escape in the sunshine.
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Enjoyed a splendid week in the well equiped and comfortable Casa Pequena. Set in a lush garden away from the hustle and bustle it suited us perfectly for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Patrick the owner made us feel welcome and even let us help ourelves to the fresh fruit from the garden he was also very helpful with advice/information regarding the local area. we wanted for nothing. Well done Patrick.
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Nice cottage set in tended gardens in peaceful location, close to Motril and the beaches. Good access to main roads and the fantastic scenery.
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Casa Pequena is very well-equipped and our 3-week stay was very enjoyable. It is peaceful and relaxing and provides an excellent base for touring the area. Motril is a lovely town and there are many other places of interest nearby. Patrick was always on hand for help and guidance if we needed him. It's an ideal place for a get-away-from-it-all holiday.
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The property is furnished to a high standered with all the comforts you would have in your own home. The property has an exceptional garden with many outdoor rooms each with its own unique character. All of which offer shade or sun. The swimming pool is an added bonus which is available any time. The location of the property is on the outskirts of Motril and requires transport to get out and about to see the surrounding areas which are all within a reasonable drive. The owner Patrick is an exceptional host and takes great care of the properties and gueust alike.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Pequena. The casa is absolutely gorgeous, with stunning gardens and a wonderful, relaxing ambience. Patrick was a fabulous host and the welcome pack of wine, cheese, bread etc, was a lovely touch. We found that Motril was a great base for exploring some of the less touristy parts of Andalucia, with the casa only being a short drive from the stunning Alpujarras mountains. We took our 2 year old daughter along with us, who loved the swimming pool and made great friends of Ben and Gerry. We would recommend the casa to anyone after a chillout and a break from the hustle and bustle of life. The roof terrace at night is particulary special. Enjoy!
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We have just returned home from a far too short 4 day stay at Casa Pequena. The property is quirky, very appealing and extremely well equipped. The welcome pack was excellent....and very welcome (especially the Cava)! The garden is a little oasis! We relaxed, read books, barbecued every night and generally unwound. Patrick is the perfect host - available but unobtrusive. Casa Pequena is well located for the Alpujarras, Granada and Salobrena. Try restaurant El Chambao de Joaquim right at the northern end of the excellent beach in La Herradura. Fantastic location and lunch.
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Casa Pequeno is a delightful place to stay. The patio of the cottage leads directly onto the gardens and pool area. The gardens designed by the owner Patrick are a credit to him, designed with shady and sunny areas. The roof top terrace is a lovely place to sit and have dinner and watch the sun set behind the mountains. The kitchen is very well equipped with all mod cons. Only 5 mins from Motril by car, there are numerous restaurants and tapas bars to enjoy the flavours of the mediteranean, not an `english bar` in sight. Patrick the owner is there if you need anything, but not intrusive in any way. The two resident dogs Benny and Jerry will also make you welcome! A very enjoyable holiday
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Patricks property was a joy to stay we found the gardens excellent and Patricks hard work pays dividends.The swimming pool was clean and enough for a very pleasnat dip.We stayed in the casa excellent very quirky . Patrick does not bother you but if you need help he is always around .We enjoyed our stay at this oasis thank you Partrick keep it up regards to Ben & Gerry.
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What a lovely house to spend a week recharging your batteries. So peaceful and private in the wonderful gardens and pool area. So many little places to sit and relax that we couldn't get through them all in just one week. Patrick , the owner left the biggest welcome pack we have ever seen, which meant we could start relaxing straight away and not have to worry about shopping. With a well equipped kitchen and a beautiful herb garden a culinary expert would want for nothing here. It it this attention to detail that's makes this house so unique. Overall well presented and tastefully decorated and two lovely dogs that will welcome you with open paws , we highly recommend Casa Pequena. We would however recommend that you hire a car as the town is five minutes drive.
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ok, we're biased - we've stayed before, we loved it so we came back. Hopefully we'll be back again. The local area around Motril remains unspoilt by the inevitable onset of tourist property development, the sugar cane is mostly gone now replaced by commercial agriculture (plasticultura). For scenery you can be in the Alpujarras in an hour. Granada and the Alhambra a bit longer. You can visit long beaches or rocky coves along the coastline. The accomodation is great - quirky design and location - but with everything you need to be self sufficient set in a marvelous, peaceful garden. Swim, rustle up some food and then sit on the balcony in the evening, listen to the birds - no bars or disco. Yesterday we played chess in the peace of the garden, sat on a beach looking up at snow-covered Sierra Nevada peaks, and by nightfall we were in Devon. What more could you want.
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We had a fantastic time at Casa Pequena. It is a beautiful Spanish styled cottage set amongst a gorgeous cottage garden with plenty of areas to sit and read. If you are interested in a relaxing and peaceful stay then this place is perfect. From the moment we arrived we were looked after very well by the owner who was there if you needed anything but otherwise very unobtrusive. The food and wine awaiting us on the first night was very much appreciated too. Also a great base if you are wanting to visit other villlages in the area. We wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending this place to prospective guests.
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This was just what we wanted. A base while we went house hunting and a peacefull and private holiday all in one A private sunterrace and pool ,with a mature garden to relax in. We had a great time in the 2 weeks we stayed and are hoping to be back before the year is out.
Even for a long winter let, i.e. February and March, we were very comfortable and well looked after by the owner, including our small dog. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for a self-catering property as was the rest of the Casita. The garden and luckily the weather were marvellous. A lot of road and drainage work was going on, but that will only improve the area. Well worth a visit.
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We enjoyed our stay and were made very welcome. The kitchen had everything we could possibly require and the welcome pack of food and wine upon arrival was an added bonus and made all the difference when we were tired and hungry.It is a very relaxing place to stay and we hope to visit again in the summer season.
Owner reply:

Pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the cold & wet weather.Looking forward to welcoming you back over the Summer - the Casita is a different place when the sun high in the sky!

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casa pequena, we were very pleased with our stay, the villa is a lot more private than we anticipated, expect a friendly welcome from the owner patrick and his very well behaved dogs Ben & Jerry. The gift food package on arrival is an excellent treat and helps you ease into the holiday mood as soon as you arrive without the hassle of having to find the local supermacardo as soon as you arrive. The gardens are as good as in the pictures a real treat. the villa is ideally placed for exploring local beaches and surrounding areas and the local town Motril is very clean and tidy with all the facility's needed. Do visit Salobreno especially at night. Will be re - visiting if possible.
We had a most relaxing holiday here - the casa is equipped with everything you could possibly need and is in a beautiful garden with a handy pool! Lots of interesting places are within easy reach and we appreciated the useful file of information provided by the friendly owner. We would recommend this property to anyone looking for somewhere to unwind totally!
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Anyone staying there would not want to leave. It has everything and more, so good I could live there. Great for getting about as central to get out and about. It was well equiped and very clean, the gardens were somthing for the owner to be proud of. 5 stars from us and I hope we get in the same time next year and every year after that.
Owner reply:

Thanks Philip & Tracy - pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Casita. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time. If I sell up, unlikely (miss the gardens) I'll offer you first refusal!!

February 2006 - 'we had a lovely relaxing stay...thank you for making us feel so welcome and for providing such a calming environment to unwind in. Even though we encountered the coldest weather of the year, we had a lovely time...the laptop worked beautifully'.Take care for now.Maxine & Maria. West London.
4th July'You've done a fantastic job with Casa Pequeña & the garden, its a fantastic environment for a restful holiday. We certainly had the most relaxing holiday that we've ever had! We really can't think of anything you could do to improve the Casita ... it has everything that you could need, whilst maintaining the traditional Spanish feel to it.Rachael & Iwan. Somerset.
24th July'We had a lovely holiday and felt like we were living in our own Spanish house, we certainly didn't want to leave. It is a very relaxing place ... will miss sitting up on the terrace in the evenings with the mountains as scenery.Jodie & Dave. S.Yorks.
20th August 2005'thank you so much for providing such a wonderful holiday base. We loved Casa Pequeña with its spiral staircase and sun-drenched roof terrace, looking out onto those lush gardens. We particularly appreciated how well stocked the house was ... we really feel that you went above & beyond the necessary, to provide a really idyllic holiday villa. Thanks again for your kindness'.Marion & Elliot. London

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About the owner
My name is Patrick, I am a British Citizen having owned Cortijo Nuevo, for over 21 years and residing here full-time for the last eleven, with three friendly dogs; Ben, Jerry and Pedro. We all respect guests privacy, but still available to deal with any issues and problems, offer advice or simply chat. Key/linen change, pool and gardening maintenance are all dealt with swiftly with the aim of facilitating a restful and tranquil stay here on the Costa Tropical. Both CASA PEQUEÑA and EL APARTAMENTO are popular year round, due in part to the wonderful Andaluz climate, but also the special garden - note the many positive reviews on the subject. Both homes are comfortable furnished with everything necessary in a holiday let, but also a few extras - to enable any travellers to unwind after their initial arrival. Please Contact NOW for website details, any questions, latest Tariffs, booking schedule and payment options. Thank You. Perhaps hear from you soon, and looking forward to welcoming you to this Costa Tropical Oasis.
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