Caseta Castana

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Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: flexible
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 10.00hrs latest
  • Maximum number of guests: 2. You are allowed to bring your baby (up to 1 year)
  • Breakage deposit: none

Caseta Castana

A romantic hideaway for two perched on a hill overlooking the Subbética Natural Park in the Province of Cordoba. This cosy Andalusian cottage has a stunning panoramic view over miles and miles of beautiful olive groves.

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Caseta Castaña is an original Andalusian cottage, exquisitely restored, at an utterly tranquil location. When renovating the house, every effort was made to add modern comfort, without changing the original charm and rustic character of the house. This is the perfect romantic hideaway for two to escape from their busy life and to unwind. The cosy Caseta is built just below and to the side of the owners home. It has plenty of privacy as it has a private entrance, private terrace and car park.

Set to the side of the romantic hideaway for two is the lovely pool area.

private pool with stunning views

From the pool area you have stunning views over the olive grove.

This is all about tranquility.

Set to the side of the villa is the lovely pool area.

Set to the side of the villa is the lovely pool area.

The holiday cottage has breathtaking views over the endless olives groves all around.

A wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the panoramic views.

A wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the panoramic views.

Guests staying at this romantic hideaway for two have exclusive use of the pool area. Yet the pool area is overlooked by the main house and its terrace. The terrace around the pool is surrounded by colourful plants and fragrant Mediterranean herbs. At the end of the pool area is a terrace with a shady gazebo.

This is a lovely spot to dine al fresco.

a shady gazebo for al fresco dining

At the end of the pool area is a terrace with a shady gazebo.

On the upper level, you access the romantic hideaway for two from a terrace which also extends around to the owners house. The terrace and lower floor can also be accessed directly from external steps which run down the side of the cottage. The owners are a relaxed and friendly couple; you will most likely enjoy their help and advice and soon feel completely at home. If you wish not to be overlooked at all, you can enjoy the Caseta ’s private terrace that runs along the length of the property.  This is a very private area with yet another wonderful shaded area for al fresco dining, seating four guests.

This terrace is immediately next to the kitchen.

private dining terrace

If you wish not to be overlooked at all, you can enjoy the Caseta ’s private terrace.

Further along the terrace is not shaded. Here you will find two deck chairs to enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine in complete privacy. From this private terrace you have undisturbed views of the rolling hills of the Subbética Natural Park.

The sunny part of the terrace is perfect for sunbathing.

sunny terrace with privacy

At the sunny terrace you can enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine in complete privacy.

After a rewarding trip, when you return to this romantic hideaway for two in the evening, this is a wonderful place to sit out in the open in the warm Andalusian nights, gazing at the starry skies.

Die andalusischen Sonnenuntergänge sind atemberaubend.

The Andalusian sunsets are breathtaking.

You enter this romantic hideaway for two on the upper level to the spacious bedroom. Apart from the large double bed it has two chairs. The cottage has satellite TV, DVD and WIFI. In the corner is a wood burning stove to take the chill off winter evenings, enhancing the cosy, rustic atmosphere. It has also some electric panels. A ceiling fan will keep you comfortable in summer. This bright and airy room has windows to three sides, thus you will awake to a stunning panoramic view of the olive groves.

The bedroom is spacious and sunny.

bedroom with double bed

the romantic bedroom has a comfortable double bed

A spiral staircase leads down to the lower floor where you will find the kitchen, bathroom, an indoors dining area and a sitting room. The kitchen is small but decently equipped. It has a grill/oven, two ring gas hob, fridge, toaster and kettle.

The owners will provide you with a welcome pack upon arrival.

fully fitted kitchen

the kitchen is small but well equipped

If you do not feel like cooking: there are two good restaurants. One is at only a ten minutes walk from the villa, the other is Italian and is at a ten minutes drive. Next to the kitchen is the indoors dining area. The warm, earthy colours, the wooden beams and the terracotta-tiled floors all add to the comfortable ambiance.

From the dining area French doors open to the villa’s own private terrace.

indoors dining area

next to the kitchen is the indoors dining area

At the other side of the kitchen is the bathroom.  It is quite pretty with classic white fixtures. All materials used are of high quality, the towels fluffy and soft, adding to a great feel of comfort.

It has a large tiled walk-in shower, basin and toilet.

bathroom with shower

the bathroom is quite pretty with classic white fixtures

Around this romantic hideaway for two you will find many lovely details showing the love and care with which the owners have prepared this charming home away from home.

lovely holiday home

Many details show the love with which the owners have prepared the villa.

This lovely romantic hideaway for two in the hills is a great place to relax at the pool. Equally it is an excellent base from which to explore the many interesting sites of the area.

villa in the Subbetica Natural Park

Situated in the Subbética Natural Park, the house has breathtaking views over the endless olives groves all around.

You can use the holiday villa as a base to explore the extensive natural parks around Cordoba, where the scenery varies from lovely valleys with endless olive groves to rocky mountains, dotted occasionally with some picturesque white villages, or you could make a day trip to some of the famous Moorish cities.

This romantic hideaway for two is a wonderful place to cocoon and relax at the pool.


Lake Izanajar is stunning. It offers beaches as well as water sports.

It also is a wonderful place from where to explore the famous Moorish cities and Natural Parks of authentic inland Andalucia.

Places of interest in La Subbética de Córdoba

Location of this villa

La Caseta Castaña is accessed by a 3 km tarmac track. An ordinary car will do the job. To the village of Iznájar, with all the main amenities, it is 12 km, 15 minutes by car. Near the villa is a small shop for some quick shopping. Two restaurants are not far from the villa, one of them at walking distance.


Airports near this villa

From Malaga it is a 50 minutes drive to Caseta Castaña. It is one hour to Granada and two hours to Seville.

More information on Flights to Andalucía

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Out and About

The Subbética de Córdoba has been in the center of the vast Moorish empire,  Al-Andalus. Thus there are many remains of Moorish culture in this region. You will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the Subbética Natural Park, where the scenery varies from lovely valleys with endless olive groves to rocky mountains, dotted occasionally with some picturesque white villages clinging to spectacular mountain locations.

The whitewashed village of Iznájar has some interesting sights, like a Moorish castle dating from the 8th Century and church from the 16th Century. From Iznájar you have spectacular view over the Embalse de Iznájar. It is great for swimming and water sports are enjoyed on its sandy Valdearenas Beach.

Apart from the beautiful scenery of the Subbética Natural Park and its many delightful villages there are numerous remains of ancient civilizations in the area. You could easily visit the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, the bridge over the Tajo in Ronda, or the Alcazar and Giralda in Seville.

El Torcal Natural Park (near Antequera, app. 30 minutes) is definitely worth a visit. On your trips in this area you will see many enchanting ‘Pueblos Blancos’ clinging to spectacular mountain locations.

An easy drive away are the Mediterranean beaches and golf courses.

More information on the Subbética de Cordoba

Check out the Places of Interest near this villa

Guests about this villa

“Wij hebben een hele mooie tijd gehad in Iznajar bij Caseta Castana. Een mooi verblijf, lieve mensen en heerlijk tot rust gekomen! Over de organisatie geen opmerkingen, alles verliep prima! Met vriendelijke groet,”

Michael Gras, October 2019

Beste Lisette en Michael, Heel hartelijk dank voor jullie reactie. Fijn dat jullie het zo lekker gehad hebben; dat zullen Margot en Graham ook heel prettig vinden om te horen. Graag tot een volgende keer! Hartelijke groet, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica

“We had a wonderful stay at Caseta Castana and Margot and Graham were charming hosts. The accommodation and location were all we wished for and, with us being new to the area, Margot and Graham were very helpful in making suggestions on where to visit and where to eat. We were entirely satisfied with the way our holiday was organised through Vida Rustica, from the directions to the property to the description of the accommodation, everything was clear and stress free. We have certainly arrived home relaxed and would recommend Vida Rustica and Caseta Castana in particular to our friends. Please would you pass on our thanks to Margot and Graham. Kind regards,”

Sandie and Roger Yenn, March 2019

Dear Sandie and Roger, Thank you so much for your feedback! Great to hear that you have enjoyed the villa and the area to the max. Looking forward to advising you again a next time, Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica

“Wij zijn een weekje naar Caseta Castana geweest in Andalusië. We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad! Wat een rust, mooi uitzicht, leuk zwembad, een geweldig huisje, … Kortom een TOP vakantie! We hebben heel erg genoten en komen zeker nog een keertje terug naar Andalusië!”

Leen Hendrickx, June 2016

“Wij hebben een heerlijke week achter de rug. De bereikbaarheid is goed, hoewel de laatste honderden meters laveren op een smalle onverharde weg. Het was er echter zo rustig, dat wij in de hele week maar 1 keer hebben hoeven uitwijken voor een tegenligger. We zijn heel vriendelijk ontvangen en het zwembad was een welkome voorziening. Met vriendelijke groet,”

Huub Vrijenhoek, April 2016

“5 jaar geleden voor het eerst een huis gehuurd via Vida Rústica in El Gastor een dorp ergens boven Ronda. Een prachtig huis, met een geweldig uitzicht. Ook dit jaar wilde we graag naar Andalusië terug, maar dan naar een ander gebied, de keus viel nu op Caseta Castana een appartement/huisje in El Adelantado/Iznajar (ook hier weer met uitzicht op de olijfbomen!) Dat wat je ziet op de site, dat krijg je ook. Een fijne ontvangst door Margot en Graham, die daar zelf ook wonen. De complimenten voor Maaike en Joop, die alle benodigde informatie zo goed op papier zetten, gebundeld in een mooi mapje, zelfs de routebeschrijving is van foto’s voorzien! Wij hopen in de toekomst nog eens terug te komen in Andalusië. “

Monique Roosink-van den Hoek, October 2015

Hallo Monique, Wat fijn dat jullie weer genoten hebben van jullie vakantie, dit keer in de Subbetica. Heel ander gebied dan bij Ronda, maar ook erg mooi, en inderdaad heel veel olijfbomen! Dank ook voor je complimenten… we worden er bijna verlegen van. Graag weer tot een volgende keer! Maaike

“Thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday. We had a very enjoyable time, and found the Caseta very comfortable, and it was in a lovely position. It was great that the weather was fine most of the time we actually spent at the house, and we could sit outside. We managed to see most of what we wanted to see with the notable exception of the Alhambra. It would have been helpful to have known that one has to book a visit there well in advance. We made some delightful discoveries too like Alquiera and Alcala la Real. We found Graham and Margot very welcoming and helpful and gave them feedback in their visitors’ book. With best wishes, ” 

Chris and Margaret Marwick, October 2015

Dear Margaret and Chris, thanks for your valuable feedback. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and have been able to see a lot of wonderful things. I am sorry that you did not reserve tickets in advance for the Alhambra and now have missed it. We actually do have information on the Alhambra on our website; it is one of the few Points of Interest that we have managed to describe on our web so far. It does give info on visits and advance booking:  Alhambra-Granada. Please do have a look, it might be of help to organise things on time for a next visit! Looking forward to advise you again next time, best wishes, Maaike

“We had a great holiday. The Villa was wonderful. We loved the quiet location and the nearest village. It was comfortable and well equipped.The information provided at the villa and by yourselves was thorough, accurate and helpful. The owners; Graham and Margot were very helpful also. We loved the villa and Andalucia and will come back. Kind regards, “

Charlotte and Dan Bailey, September 2015

“Es hat alles vorzüglich geklappt, ihre Beschreibungen: zur Anfahrt, zur Finca und alle weiteren Informationen waren vorzüglich. Die Unterkunft und vor allem Margot und Graham waren Super !!! Wir können Vida Rústica wärmstens empfehlen.Vielen Dank und Beste Grüße, “

Wolfgang Behn, April 2015

  • 1 bedrooms
  • in the countryside
  • private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • very private
  • full size pool
  • 1 double bedroom and 1 showerroom
  • panoramic views over the olive groves and the Subbetica Natural Park
  • full size private pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • lovely shaded patio for al fresco dining
  • full size private pool, 7 m x 4 m, 1.2 - 1.4 m deep
  • panoramic views over the olive groves and the Subbetica Natural Park
  • pool terrace and garden
  • lounge chairs
  • dining table seating two
  • pool towels provided
  • BBQ
  • 1 double bedroom and 1 showerroom
  • heating and ceiling fan in bedroom
  • woodburner
  • iron and board
  • cot available
  • WiFi Internet
  • satellite TV (some English channels)
  • DVD and CD-player
  • two ring gas hob, grill/oven
  • fridge-freezer
  • 1 Cafetiere and 1 Spanish/Italian Coffee maker , toaster and kettle

Caseta Castaña is a typical hideaway for two. However, if you wish to bring your baby (up to max. one year) this is possible. The owners will provide a cot (including bed linen).

Caseta Castana

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