El Mirador al Lago

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0 - 6 guests
22 Oct 2019
21 Mar 2020
700
21 Mar 2020
6 Jun 2020
735
6 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
935
27 Jun 2020
29 Aug 2020
1750
29 Aug 2020
26 Sep 2020
935
26 Sep 2020
15 Mar 2021
700
Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 11.00hrs latest
  • Maximum number of guests: 6
  • Breakage deposit: not applicable

El Mirador al Lago

A very private villa with a view in the Pueblos Blancos. Overlooking the beautiful lake of Zahara in the Grazalema Natural Park, near cities with lots of heritage and whitewashed Moorish villages.

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Villa description

This truly is a villa with a view: the views from El Mirador al Lago go miles and miles into all directions. It has stunning view of the azure-blue lake and at the other side, towering on a hill, the castle of Zahara at the backdrop of the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema.

A spectacular view on the lake of Zahara and the peaks of the Grazalema Natural Park unfolds.

A very private villa with a view in the area of the Pueblos Blancos.

A very private villa with a view in the area of the Pueblos Blancos.

The area around El Mirador al Lago is very quiet and peaceful. It is a joy to watch the ever changing light on the hillside around the house. The light arranges itself in delicate rays, softly spotlighting a small herd of goats on the chaparral of our hillside. Among the scrub grass and milkweed, the young bleat after their mothers as they, bells-to-throats, ramble along the hillside.

This villa with a view offers lots of privacy.

The villa has stunning views over the Lake of Zahara.

The villa has stunning views over the Lake of Zahara.

The generous pool measures 9  x 5,5 m. The terrace offers a 360 degree view on this beautiful landscape; the gorgeous pool has been created such as to enjoy the views even when bathing.

The pool area is magnificent.

The pool is large and well designed.

The pool is large and well designed.

The spacious terrace around the pool overlooks the sloping land surrounding the house. The pool has a shallow end with waterjets. It has forceful waterjets, please note that it is not heated. Guests can use the waterjets at an additional cost. It has steps leading into the large part of the pool. There are plenty of sun beds.

The pool has a shallow end with forceful waterjets.

It has roman steps and a shallow area for children.

It has roman steps and a shallow area for children.

It even offers a true Jacuzzi.

This wonderful villa with a view even offers forceful waterjets.

The outdoor shower is sheltered by an enormous rock. Again dramatic rocks as a backdrop.

A massive rock forms the backdrop of the outdoor shower.

A massive rock forms the backdrop of the outdoor shower.

Set a bit aside from the villa you will find the lovely mirador. It has a large brick built barbecue and a dining table seating up to six guests. The outdoor areas are very spacious, wide and open, thus you can enjoy the great views from wherever you wish to sit down and relax.

It has a beautifully designed mirador with a barbecue area.

The villa offers a beautifully designed mirador with a barbecue area.

Every detail has been finished with great care.

Every detail has been finished with great care.

To the front of the holiday home, overlooking the lake, is a lovely covered terrace with a dining table comfortably seating eight. Even during the warmest period it has shade almost all day. This shady terrace is perfect for an al fresco dinner. It offers amazing views. The owner has taken great care to decorate all in style.

The owner has thought of all details.

The terrace at the first floor offers a pleasant cool shade for the warmest days..

The terrace at the first floor offers a pleasant cool shade for the warmest days..

The views from the house and its terraces constantly change with the light.

The views from the house and its terraces constantly change with the light.

The living area has two comfortable couches and a romantic open fire for cooler evenings. The holiday villa has central heating derived from the woodburner and air-conditioning units in all the bedrooms and in the living area.

It offers satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet connection.

A wood burner and central heating make this a comfortable villa year round.

A wood burner and central heating make this a comfortable villa year round.

It has two comfortable couches.

It has two comfortable couches.

Here you also find a dining table seating up to six – although in this mild climate you will probably usually prefer to dine al fresco.

The dining area easily seats six.

The dining area easily seats six.

There is even a real bread or pizza oven.

There is even a real bread or pizza oven.

The open plan kitchen is fully fitted, all is brand new. It has a ceramic hob, sink, microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and a washing machine. There is a small table seating four.

The kitchen is spacious and offers all modern cons.

The kitchen is spacious and offers all modern cons.

It has a dining table seating four.

It has a small dining table seating four.

Opposite the living room is a hallway leading to the bedrooms. The romantic master bedroom has a large double bed. It has double doors opening to a terrace. It has a large wardrobe, with plenty of space for your belongings.

The romantic master bedroom has french doors opening to the terrace.

The romantic master bedroom has french doors opening to the terrace.

There is a bathroom in between the bedrooms. It has a bath with water jets and shower over, basin, toilet and bidet.

It is tastefully decorated and finished with copper details.

It has a luxury bathroom with a bath with Jacuzzi.

It has a luxury bathroom with a bath with Jacuzzi.

At the other end is another spacious and bright double bedroom. It is stylishly decorated. All rooms are good sized, and all beds have good mattresses.

The second double bedroom is also stylishly decorated.

The second double bedroom is also stylishly decorated.

The third bedroom is a delightful room with two single beds.

The third bedrooms has twin beds.

The third bedrooms has twin beds.

A second bathroom is conveniently situated at the pool level.

It is nicely decorated.

It offers a shower enclosure, basin, toilet and bidet.

It offers a shower enclosure, basin, toilet and bidet.

It offers a shower enclosure, basin, toilet and bidet.

This villa with a view definitely is a heaven of peace. A lovely holiday villa, whether you wish to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this amazing spot in Andalucía or use the property as a base for adventures beyond.

A great villa with a view to explore the area or to relax at the pool.

A piece of paradise.

This villa with a view definitely is a piece of paradise.

Location
Places of interest in Los Pueblos Blancos

Location of this villa

This romantic villa with a view is situated app. 25 minutes from the famous town of Ronda. Ronda has all facilities. At a ten minutes drive is the friendly whitewashed village of El Gastor, with some small local shops and restaurants.

 

Airports near the villa

It is one and a half hour drive to the airports of Jerez and Seville, and two hours to the airport of Málaga.

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Out and About

The area of Los Pueblos Blancos in Andalucía is famous for its many cultural sites and for its beautiful Natural Parks with an incredible amount of uncommon bird species and wild flowers. The scenery  is stunning (Grazalema Natural Park, Zahara lake, Serranía de Ronda, Sierra de las Nieves etc.). It is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird watching.

There are numerous remains of ancient civilizations in the area. Ronda is famous for its spectacular Puente Nuevo that spans the deep canyon that divides Ronda’s old and ‘new’ quarters, and there are Moorish palaces, Renaissance mansions, and Andalusia’s best preserved Arab baths. You can easily make a day trip to Seville or Cadiz; also Granada and Cordoba is possible.

It is a one hour drive from the holiday villa to the beaches of the Mediterranean coast.

More information on Los Pueblos Blancos

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Guests about this villa

“We had a lovely break at El Mirador al Lago. Everything was very good – all well organised, Raul very accommodating with our very late arrival thanks to late flights and missed connections. El Mirador al Lago is a really beautiful spot, lovely views, and nice and quiet. Although we inevitably went out on trips to the surrounding area, it was very comfortable and peaceful at the house, and would have happily stayed in more, had we had more time! The house was well equipped and clean, too. The only minor thing I might suggest is that the bedrooms had a couple of chairs so that you can put clothes or other miscellaneous items down if you don’t want to put something away in the wardrobe – but that’s really the only thing I can think of, it was all a very good holiday experience, and we look forward to another such holiday in the future. Many thanks. Best wishes”

Marisa Astill-Brown, October 2019

Dear Marisa, Thank you so much for your extensive feedback! Great to hear that you have enjoyed the villa and the area. A very good idea to some chairs or the like to sling some clothes. I will ask Raul to do so. It will certainly improve the experience of future guests. Looking forward to advising you again a next time, best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“We have had an amazing experience with yourselves and both villas. Your communication pre and during the trip was very professional and it was very reassuring to know you were always at the other end of an email! Your pre trip information was extremely thorough, I always have a few questions before renting a villa or appartment but you had covered everything!  El Mirador….. just wow!!! That view is incredible. And the villa itself has been so thoughtfully planned. Such a treat. Raul was also very welcoming, and patient with our lack of Spanish. He said we could use the jacuzzi in the pool at no extra charge which was very generous and unexpected. We had the most amazing week. We loved Andalucía! Both my husband and I have been lucky enough to travel extensively but it is was our first visit to the area. Hidden gem! The landscape is stunning, villages picturesque, people are friendly. We visited Ronda, Sentenil, Zahara, Grazalema and Olvera all were breathtaking. We also hired bikes and rode along the Via Verde from Olvera to Coripe. What an experience! The views, the tunnels, the vultures! We wanted to ride all the way to Puerto Serrano, but it was just too hot… a fabulous excuse to come back! We can’t wait to return and will definitely book our villa through yourselves and will also be recommending you to family and friends. Kind regards,”

Kirsty, Daniel, Edward and Kate Henderson, August 2019

Dear Kirsty, Daniel, Edward and Kate, Thank you so much for your extensive feedback! It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the villas and the area to the max. You did a lot during your stay! I will inform the owners to, they will be very happy. It would be nice to advise you when you plan to return. For now: cherish your memories! Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“I just added a comment on the El Mirador al Lago entry on Facebook. Please feel free to use as you like. I have also pasted it here for you if that helps:“What a view!!! We stayed here a few weeks ago and the views are as good (in fact probably better) than the pictures. We had the most fantastic stay at El Mirador Al Lago. The place is huge, really well appointed and comfortable. The pool is beautiful and Raul who owns the place was able to swing by to help out with a few things we needed for our 6 month old. Thanks guys!”
Thanks again we had such a great stay. Best”

Luke and Chloe Vines, August 2018

Hi Chloe and Luke, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! How nice to hear that you have really enjoyed your stay with your little one. Thanks for posting this on FB; the owner will like that a lot. Looking forward to advising you a next time again, best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“A wonderful week spent at this beautiful villa near El Gastor. The views were truly spectacular. Very comfortable, well equipped villa. Very peaceful and the vultures soaring overhead were an added delight. Great for walks and the local pueblos blancos were delightful. Drove to the beautiful city of Cadiz- a must if you are in the area as well as Ronda and not forgetting the every changing Malaga. A great holiday- would highly recommend this villa.”

‎Helen Marshall‎, November 2016

El Mirador al Lago by Helen Marshall, November 2016

El Mirador al Lago by Helen Marshall, November 2016

Dear Helen, Good to hear that you have had a wonderful stay at El Mirador! Hard to beat those views indeed…:) Best wishes, Maaike


 

“Allereerst alle lof voor de snelle, vriendelijke en duidelijke service die wij mochten ervaren van Vida Rústica . De beschrijving die wij over dit huis na reservering mochten ontvangen was zeer compleet.
De ligging van “El Mirador al Lago” is sprookjesachtig. De wijde frontale blik over het Zahara meer de bergen in, maar ook naar de verten links en rechts betovert je, de stilte overvalt je en de grote Spaanse arenden verrassen je. Het heerlijke grote zwembad zorgt zo gewild voor constant amusement…..Het inventaris is compleet, comfortabel en schoon. Het grote huis werd na een week door 2 poetsvrouwen weer “ge-reset”. De vriendelijke gastheer Raoul spreekt alleen Spaans, maar is makkelijk te bereiken. Geen enkel minpunt en voor ons duidelijk kandidaat om naar terug te keren.
De witte dorpen van Andalusië zijn behalve mooi, ook gezellig. We hebben vanaf een terras vaak genoten door de plaatselijke gang van zaken te observeren in een dorpskern. Ik zou willen aanraden de auto buiten de kernen te parkeren. Behalve dat je als toerist onnodige overlast bezorgd in een kern van een dorp, is het niet aan te bevelen de smalle, maar ook vaak steile en bochtige straatjes lijkend op een doolhof te willen overmeesteren. Bang zijn hoeft niet, maar plezierig is anders. 
Het witte dorp Setenil bestaat een groot deel uit woningen die in de rotsen zijn gebouwd. Bijzonder om zich daarin te begeven. Setenil is een voorbeeld waarbij ik met klém zou aanbevelen de auto buiten het dorp te laten staan! Verder is de infrastructuur in dit hele gebied perfect. Goede brede rijbanen en duidelijke verbindingen.
Ronda was onze vaste plek voor de grote boodschappen. Makkelijk te parkeren in de parkeergarage. Fijn om te shoppen. Heerlijke Tapazbar aan het grote plein. Oude brug en stierenarena zijn een must om te bekijken. De oude stadskern aan de overkant van de oude brug is interessant vanwege het museum, echter tevens leuk om gezellig te shoppen.
We hebben als uitstapje El Hambra in Granada bezocht. Zéér de moeite waard en één van de hoogtepunten van onze vakantie. Zo vonden ook onze beide dochters. Uitstapjes zijn wellicht bij zo’n huis niet nodig, vanwege met name het mooie grote zwembad….
Vanuit het huis is het 1 uur wandelen naar El gastor. Hele mooie uitzichten vanuit daar! Op zondagavond half acht de mis in de kerk van El Gastor bijwonen is een hartverwarmende belevenis.
In Zahara kan men de auto beneden bij Restaurant El Lago ( heerlijk eten & wijn) parkeren en de straatjes omhoog lopen. Men ontdekt dan een authentieke dorpskern met terrassen en een breed panorama met Olvera als centraal liggende witte parel. En……er is een mooie blik naar ‘ons huis’; naar ….“El Mirador al Lago”!
Er is nog veel meer te ontdekken in de regio. Wij hebben een fantastische vakantie beleefd. Deze villa met zwembad is zó fijn, dat uitstapjes eigenlijk niet hoeven. Het huis is heerlijk comfortabel en indien we nog eens naar Andalusië gaan, hopen we dat dit huis weer beschikbaar is.”

Anna en Pierre Bessems, April 2016

Beste Anna en Pierre, Heerlijk dat jullie het zo heerlijk gehad hebben in en om El Mirador! Hartelijk dank voor jullie fijne woorden en voor jullie uitgebreide feedback. Dat is dat voor anderen, die overwegen ook deze kant op te gaan, beslist erg leuk om te lezen. Graag tot een volgende keer! Maaike, Vida Rustica


“Unser Urlaub in El Mirador al Lago war traumhaft!

Das Haus hat alles was man benötigt, es ist sehr sauber und in jeder Ecke des Hauses spürt man die Liebe zum Detail, die beim Bau des Hauses aufgewandt wurde. Die Fliegengitter sind super und es sind alle Küchenutensilien vorhanden. Die Lage mit dem Blick ist unschlagbar. Wir haben dieses Haus bereits wärmstens weiter empfohlen.  Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen, und konnten uns sehr gut erholen. Das kleine Örtchen El Gastor hat mindestens genauso viel Scharm wie die weiteren weißen Dörfchen mit bereits mehr Ruhm.
Wir möchten uns auch bei ihnen bedanken für die unkompliziert Buchung. Die uns übersandten Unterlagen waren sehr hilfreich, und führten uns bereits vor Urlaubsantritt ein wenig in die Urlaubsstimmung. Mit freundlichen Grüßen,”

Kaja Kreutz, Oktober 2015


Features
  • 3 bedrooms
  • in the countryside
  • near a village
  • private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • air-conditioning
  • very private
  • full size pool
El Mirador al Lago

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