El Nido

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0 - 6 guests
10 Dec 2018
30 Mar 2019
650
30 Mar 2019
25 Jun 2019
720
25 Jun 2019
14 Sep 2019
938
14 Sep 2019
26 Oct 2019
720
26 Oct 2019
29 Mar 2020
650
Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: flexible
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 11.00hrs latest
  • Maximum number of guests: 6
  • Breakage deposit: none

El Nido

A lovely villa with private pool at the edge of a Pueblo Blanco. The village center with shops, bars and restaurants at a stone throw and rugged nature all around.

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Villa description

El Nido is a lovely villa with private pool at the edge of a Pueblo Blanco. It is cut into the rocks above the village like an eagle’s nest (‘nido’) … hence its name.

Lovely villa with a private pool at the edge of a Pueblo Blanco

Lovely villa with a private pool at the edge of a Pueblo Blanco

The village center with shops, bars and restaurants at a stone throw and rugged nature all around.

The pool is large and crystal clear.

The pool is large and crystal clear.

This villa with private pool is set at the very edge of the village of Algodonales. It is a ten minutes’ walk to the lively village center with lots of shops, bars and restaurants – the walk back up may be a bit longer, as it goes uphill. As the villa is set high up the hill, the access road to the villa is pretty steep. It is cemented though, you do not need a 4×4, but you do need a car with some power. Please note that it is not for the fainthearted!

From the villa and the pool area you overlook the village below and the Natural Park all around.

From the villa and the pool area you overlook the village below and the Natural Park all around.

The villa has been carefully built by its Spanish owners, and has many pretty features like this fountain.

The mountains of the Grazalema Natural park form a beautiful backdrop.

The villa has many pretty features.

The villa has many pretty features.

The villa is built in a typical Andaluz style with lots of arches, and a shady patio.

The villa is built in a typical Andaluz style.

The villa is built in a typical Andaluz style.

The patio has arches and columns - and lots of shade throughout the day.

The patio has arches and columns – and lots of shade throughout the day.

From here the views go over the whole valley towards the Grazalema mountains.

The shaded patio is a perfect spot for an al fresco dinner.

The shaded patio is a perfect spot for an al fresco dinner.

The shaded patio is a perfect spot for an al fresco dinner.

In the garden around the house you will find several lovely spots to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and the amazing views.

You will find several lovely areas to relax and enjoy the views.

You will find several lovely areas to relax and enjoy the views.

There are many pretty colourful flowers everywhere.

There are many pretty colourful flowers everywhere.

You will love the pool area with a lawned area and a terraced part with a large brick built barbecue.

The pool has broad roman steps leading in.

The pool has roman steps leading in.

The pool has roman steps leading in.

There also is a sink around the corner, and an outdoor shower. A bit further is a small outbuilding, very convenient, with a toilet and shower.  It also houses the washing machine.

The outdoor shower is a lovely feature.

There also is a sink and an outdoor shower.

There also is a sink and an outdoor shower.

You enter the villa into the spacious and bright living-dining area, with open plan kitchen. This area has air-conditioning.

The living-dining area is bright and spacious.

You enter the villa into the spacious and bright living-dining area.

You enter the villa into the spacious and bright living-dining area.

It has an enormous fireplace, a sofa, some rocking chairs and a large wooden dining table.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

The open plan kitchen is fully fitted. It has a double sink, a four ring ceramic cooker, a small microwave and a fridge-freezer. It has a Krups coffee machine and plenty of china and glasses.

Here you can bustle up many a nice meal.

The open plan kitchen is fully fitted.

The open plan kitchen is fully fitted.

A corridor leads from the living area to the bedrooms. The first bedroom is the master bedroom, with an antique wooden double bed with matching nightstands and large armoire for your clothes.

All bedrooms have fans for the warmer days.

The master bedroom has a wooden double bed and matching armoire for your clothing.

The master bedroom has a wooden double bed and matching armoire for your clothing.

Opposite the master bedroom is the bright and spacious full bathroom. It has a bath and separate shower, basin and toilet.

Opposite the master bedroom is the spacious full bathroom.

Opposite the master bedroom is the spacious full bathroom.

Next to the bathroom a bright and colourful twin bedroom is situated.

Perfect for children!

Next is a bright and colourful twin bedroom.

Next is a bright and colourful twin bedroom.

Opposite this room you will find yet another bright twin bedroom.

And opposite is yet another bright twin bedroom.

And opposite is yet another bright twin bedroom.

Taken as a whole El Nido is a wonderful holiday villa for a couple or a small family, a lovely ‘nest’ ( ‘nido ‘)for those who like to relax at the pool or who wish to use this villa as a base from where to explore the many wonders of Andalucía. Being at the edge of the villa you have peace and quiet, lots of nature around, and yet you are just a stone throw from the town’s  shops and restaurants.

This is the best of both worlds!

A lovely villa for a couple or a small family to relax at the pool or use as a base to discover Andalucia.

A lovely villa for a couple or a small family to relax at the pool or use as a base to discover Andalucia

Location
Places of interest in Los Pueblos Blancos

Location of this villa

This comfortable holiday villa in Andalucía overlooks the Grazalema Natural Park. The villa is situated at the edge of the Pueblo Blanco Algodonales. The lively village center with plenty of shops, tapas bars and restaurants is at a ten minutes’ walk. It is 34 kilometer, 35 minutes by car from the villa to  the famous town of Ronda. Ronda has all facilities.

Airports near this villa

It is 85 km, 1 hours and 5 minutes by car to the airport of Jerez; 98 km, 1 hour and 15 minutes drive to Seville airport, and 123 km, 1 hour and 40 minutes by car to Málaga airport.

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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. The owners can provide you with many maps and walking guides, but actually you only need to walk straight out of the garden to find yourself in a paradise for walkers. If you would prefer to have a guided walk the owners can arrange this for you. Bird-watching near the villa, in the Grazalema Natural Park, in Laguna Fuente de Piedra and in Doñana National Park, is very special with many rare species. In particular, in spring and autumn the villa is on the migratory route of many species of birds.

Nearby Algodonales is one of the ‘pueblos blancos’. It has a wonderful orange-tree lined plaza, many bars and restaurants. Algodonales is an internationally renowned hang-gliding and paragliding location. Courses are available throughout the year from beginners level to cross country flying and tandem flights, or perhaps you would like to drift over Ronda or Arcos de la Frontera in a hot-air balloon, sipping champagne. The paragliding activities attract a range of European tourists. Thus the menus at most restaurants are conveniently also available in English.

From bird-watching to paragliding, sightseeing to wine tasting or hiking to beach lounging there is something for everyone. Guided tours, paragliding tandems and adventure activities can all be arranged with little prior notice.

Within the village are the workshops of the Bernal family, famed for their production of both classical and flamenco guitars. You can see the process of making a guitar, try out their guitars and have one made to you own specifications.

Every year, over the May bank-holiday, there is a re-enactment of the 2nd May Napoleonic battle (1810) that occurred here, when the villagers, with little more than farm implements, confronted a french force of about 5,000. The village was virtually destroyed and hundreds died, but for their bravery Fernando VII bestowed the title of ‘Villa’ on the village. It is a 3 day event with plays, spectaculars, dance and music to celebrate the bravery of the people of Algodonales and Montecorto.

Other events in the village include the Carnival (Feb/March), The Romeria de la ‘Virgin of the Sierra’ (the last Sunday in May) and The Feria (at the end of July).

Around Algodonales, heading towards Zahara de la Frontera, you pass the reservoir were you can hire canoes or take a picnic. From the castle perched high on the hill behind Zahara you get a fabulous vista of the surrounding countryside and you begin to understand the strategic importance of this village during the centuries of conflicts between the many invading armies.

Continuing round the reservoir you pass the natural lake at the Arroyomolino. It’s a great place to go swimming with family and friends on a hot summer day. If you continue climbing up into the Sierras you pass the Garganta Verde which is home to one of the biggest vulture colonies in Europe. Take the mountain road up to Grazalema and the panaramas change with every meter you climb.  The road leads you on to the picturesque village of Grazalema, famous for its Grazalema wool.

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.

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Guests about this villa

“We absolutely loved El Nido. The road up to the Villa was a bit hair raising but as long as your car is above 1 litre you should be fine. The villa is very spacious and exceptionally clean. Even the separate toilet, washing area was spotless. The pool was a godsend as we had temperatures of over 40 degrees. The landscaping of the garden around the pool was beautiful and we always sat at the bench/table overlooking the village in the evening. The owner was incredibly generous with his welcome pack of fruit, veg and wine and a large supply of bottled water. The village was enchanting and very friendly. Recommend La Bodeguita for calamares unlike anything I have had before. It is a steep walk down (and back up) but a daily challenge to see how quick we could walk up. The only negatives were that the fountain was not working which would have been lovely and there were lots of ants at night in the villa which may have been hiding in the plants in the villa during the day as we only saw them at night. The wasps were also a bit problematic for eating outside whilst daylight but that is a factor outside of the owners control. The contact from Vida Rustica was fantastic and always replied immediately to any questions we had. Would highly recommend and will look to book again with Vida Rustica.”

Sara Duncan, August 2018

Dear Sara, Thank you so much for your lovely and extensive feedback! Great to hear that you have enjoyed the villa and the area to the max. And you must have had the warmest days of the year! It must indeed have been a challenge to walk uphill with those temperatures. Nice tips for next guests too! I will have to try the Bodeguita soon. Looking forward to advising you again a next time, Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad bij el Nido. Het was in het echt nog mooier dan op de fotos. De eigenaar heeft over alles goed nagedacht! Alles was perfect geregeld en ontvangst cadeau (fruit etc… ) wonden wij super lief!!! Het was zeker rust gevend!! We hebben genoten. We hebben en zullen iedereen aanraden om daar naartoe te gaan en wij zijn ook van plan om nog eens terug te gaan. Groetjes,”

Fatiha en Mohamed, August 2018

Beste Fatiha en Mohamed, Heel hartelijk dank voor jullie fijne feedback! Heel fijn dat jullie het er zo lekker gehad hebben. Daar zijn de eigenaren en wij heel erg blij mee. Geniet er eerst nog maar even lekker van na, en voor daarna: graag tot een volgende keer! Hartelijke groet, Maaike, Vida Rustica


“We hebben een super reis gehad naar Spanje. Eerst een weekje Extremadura waarna we dus doorreisden naar Andalusië. Over de service en organisatie van Vida Rustica valt er niks aan te merken. Steeds correct en vlot verholpen en perfect op de hoogte gebracht. De informatiebrochure die jullie vooraf hebben opgestuurd is zeker een meerwaarde, héél nuttige info. Over El Nido kunnen we ook alleen maar lovende woorden hebben. Prachtig huis, top locatie. Super ontvangen door de eigenaar en vriend/tolk. Aankomen en een tafel met fruit , groenten, wijn, informatie brochures en een ijskast gevuld met water dat hebben we nog niet veel mogen meemaken. Ik zou zeker en vast dit vakantiehuis aanraden! Ik plaats een dezer een recensie op jullie FB pagina met de vermelding van het huis. Algodonales heeft alles wat je nodig hebt. Voor een supermarkt hoef je echt niet naar een andere stad te rijden. In het dorp is er een DIA en daar kan je je dagelijkse normale inkopen vinden. We hebben zelfs de plaatselijke olijfolie (Algodoliva) mee naar huis om toch nog een beetje het zuiden op je bord te kunnen toveren 🙂 Bedankt voor de service en misschien tot later nog eens als we Andalusië bezoeken (want we zijn nog steeds niet rond en uitgekeken op deze streek). Vriendelijke groet!”

Elke de Court en Xavier Pirc, August 2017

Beste Elke en Xavier, Ook langs deze weg nog even heel hartelijk dank voor jullie fijne en waardevolle feedback! Heel fijn dat jullie het er zo lekker gehad hebben. En dank ook voor jullie mooie waardering op Facebook! Ik geef het ook aan de eigenaren door; ze willen heel graag alles goed doen, dus zijn blij als het zo gewaardeerd wordt. Graag tot een volgende keer! Hartelijke groet, Maaike, Vida Rústica


“Wij hebben heerlijke dagen gehad in el Nido!!!Jullie hebben het goed voor ons geregeld. De eigenaar had een jongen bij zich die goed Engels sprak en ons alles over het huis heeft uitgelegd. Fijn dat zij ons vanaf de afgesproken plek naar het huis hebben gebracht. We hebben niet hoeven zoeken, en hadden op deze manier ook minder erg in het steile toegangsweggetje ( dat even spannend is, maar, als je het een keer gereden hebt meevalt). Wij zijn heel gastvrij ontvangen, met een overvolle fruitschaal met heerlijk fruit, lekkere flesjes wijn, eieren van het huis en het hout voor de open haard lag al klaar. Wat een gezellig huis, op een prachtige plek, goed uitgangspunt voor mooie tochten. bedankt ook voor de uitgebreide informatie! ( ook fijn dat je al had aangegeven dat we beter eerst even boodschappen in Ronda konden doen). Bedankt voor de fijne vakantie in Algodonales!! Wij willen anderen el Nido zeker aanraden , maar ook Vida Rustica!! Met hartelijke groet,”

Loeki van der Lubbe, April 2017

Beste Loeki, Wat fijn dat jullie zo genoten hebben, en dat het allemaal zo lekker soepel ging! Dank voor je fijne woorden; ik zal de complimenten ook aan de eigenaren overbrengen. Graag tot een volgende keer! Hartelijke groet, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“Wij hebben een super week gehad. Met het vakantiehuis was helemaal niets mis, heel vriendelijke eigenaar (ook al sprak hij geen woord Engels). Perfect ontvangen en bij het huis was alles aanwezig wat wij nodig hadden.  Beiden zijn wij daarom erg tevreden en zullen dit ook melden op jullie Facebookpagina. Bedankt voor de organisatie! Groeten,”

Len en Cindy, November 2016


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

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