El Rayo de Luz

rates in Euro per week
From arrival
Up to departure
0 - 2 guests
3 - 7 guests
19 Nov 2019
11 Apr 2020
1325
1490
11 Apr 2020
12 Apr 2020
1325*
1490*
12 Apr 2020
14 Jun 2020
1525*
1700*
14 Jun 2020
13 Sep 2020
1740*
1980*
13 Sep 2020
1 Nov 2020
1525*
1700*
1 Nov 2020
11 Apr 2021
1325*
1490*
  • * Prices for this period have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown are an estimate, based on the price of the year before. Please enquire.
Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: flexible
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 11.00hrs latest
  • Air-conditioning is available in three rooms; a reasonable use of A/C electricity is included. You will find tips on power saving at the villa.
  • Maximum number of guests: 7
  • Breakage deposit: Euro 200

El Rayo de Luz

An utterly comfortable country villa in a stunning setting at the edge of Grazalema Natural Park. Complete privacy at only 1,5 km from a friendly Pueblo Blanco.

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Villa description

An utterly comfortable country villa in a stunning setting at the edge of Grazalema Natural Park in the Pueblos Blancos area in Andalucía. The extensive private grounds ( over 50.000 m2) ensure complete privacy amidst olive dotted hills. Yet this lovely country villa is set at only 1.5 km from a friendly Pueblo Blanco.

A comfortable country villa in a stunning setting at the edge of Grazalema Natural Park.

A comfortable country villa in a stunning setting at the edge of Grazalema Natural Park.

A comfortable country villa in a stunning setting at the edge of Grazalema Natural Park.

The owners have worked for many years to create the villa of their dreams.  They have created a wonderful villa, well designed and comfortably furnished. The outdoors areas have been created such as to enjoy the wonderful climate and the panoramic views of the stunning nature in this area to the max.

Complete privacy at only 1,5 km from a friendly Pueblo Blanco (white village).

Complete privacy at 1,6 km from a friendly Pueblo Blanco.

Complete privacy at 1,6 km from a friendly Pueblo Blanco.

The pool area is amazing, you will while away many a lovely hour here! The terraced area surrounding the pool offers plenty of sunny spots, as well as cool shade, to comfortably enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine.  You do not have to worry of being overlooked, as the setting of this lovely country villa is extremely private.

The crystal clear pool is large and has roman steps leading in.

The crystal clear pool is large (9 x 5 m) and has roman steps leading in.

The crystal clear pool is large (9 x 5 m) and has roman steps leading in.

There are plenty of high quality sun loungers and sunshades. The pool is large (9 x 5 m, from 0.90 m deep at one end to 1.80 metre deep at the other end). Broad roman steps lead into the pool at the shallow end.

The pool area offer plenty of sun loungers, sunshades and a cosy seating area.

The pool area offer plenty of sun loungers, sunshades and a cosy seating area.

The pool area offer plenty of sun loungers, sunshades and a cosy seating area.

Everything at this lovely country villa is well thought though. The pool is stylishly and effectively gated; a very pleasant feature when you bring your small children.  The roman steps and the shallow area are perfect for your little ones.

The pool is gated to keep your little ones  from going to the pool area without supervision.

The pool is gated to keep your little ones from going to the pool area without supervision.

The pool is gated to keep your little ones from going to the pool area without supervision.

The large front terrace overlooks the pool area. It offers a stylish al fresco dining area and an outdoor kitchen with sink,  a large brick built barbecue and even a real pizza oven.  A very nice practical detail is the poolside toilet, that is situated here.

The terrace above the pool area offers an al fresco dining area and a large brick built BBQ.

The terrace above the pool area offers an al fresco dining area and a large brick built BBQ.

The terrace above the pool area offers an al fresco dining area and a large brick built BBQ.

The front terrace is a brilliant area for your relaxed al fresco dinners and lunches. When is gets really warm, sunshades are available. This is true al fresco dining with a view: olive dotted hills, a white village in the distance and the pool below.

Here you will enjoy the views to the max!

This is al fresco dining with a view: olive dotted hills, a white village in the distance and the pool below!

The setting of this country villa is spectacular, with the panoramic views towards the Pueblo Blanco Olvera on one side, and towards the impressive peak of the Algarín on the other side.

To the other side you have amazing views of the Algarin.

To the other side you have amazing views of the Algarin.

To the other side you have amazing views of the Algarin.

Outdoor living is what this country villa has been designed for. You will find several lovely and very different seating areas. Whatever the time of day or the season, there is always one to suit your mood and preferences.

The villa offers many different seating areas to enjoy the wonderful views to the max.

The villa offers many different seating areas to enjoy the wonderful views to the max.

The villa offers many different seating areas to enjoy the wonderful views to the max.

All seating areas have been carefully furnished; no expense has been spared to ensure your comfort.

The furniture is comfortable and the decoration bright and lively.

The furniture is comfortable and the decoration bright and lively.

The furniture is comfortable and the decoration bright and lively.

The house is surrounded by terraced areas on all sides.  It has a large parking area at the lower level,  with plenty of space to park several cars and still be able to turn around. You can get close to the villa to unload.  There are both steps and ramps leading up to the entrance to the villa; the pool area can only be accessed by stairs.

Terraced areas surround the villa; steps and ramps lead up to the entrance.

The terraced areas surround the villa to all sides.

Terraced areas surround the villa to all sides.

Depending upon the time of day and the season, there is always a nice spot in the warm sunshine or in the cool shade, to suit your preferences.

Thus, there is always a nice spot to suit your wishes, either in the cool shade or in the sunshine.

Thus, there is always a nice spot to suit your wishes, either in the cool shade or in the sunshine.

Thus, there is always a nice spot to suit your wishes, either in the cool shade or in the sunshine.

The entrance to this lovely country villa leads in to a hallway that distributes to the kitchen to your left, the living area in front, the downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms to your right and to the stairs leading to the attic.

The hall distributes to the kitchen, living area, downstairs bedrooms and the stairs to the attic.

You enter the villa into a hall that distributes to the kitchen, living area, downstairs bedrooms and the stairs to the attic.

The hall distributes to the kitchen, living area, downstairs bedrooms and the stairs to the attic.

The living are of this comfortable country villa is spacious and airy. The decoration is tasteful, the furniture comfortable and modern.  All windows have blinds. The villa offers air-conditioning in the living area, in the master bedroom, in the twin bedroom and in the upstairs bedroom.  Regular use of electricity for the air-conditioning is included (fair-use policy). The villa offers a large flat screen with satellite television and WiFi internet.

The living area is spacious and offers WiFi, satellite TV and air-con.

The living area is spacious and offers WiFi, satellite TV and air-con.

The living area is spacious and offers WiFi, satellite TV and air-con.

From the living area large sliding doors open to a lovely furnished terrace, overlooking the pool area and the olive dotted hills beyond.

Large sliding doors lead to a furnished terrace overlooking the pool area.

Large sliding doors lead to a furnished terrace overlooking the pool area.

Large sliding doors lead to a furnished terrace overlooking the pool area.

The views from this terrace are even more stunning; the far reaching views go over olive dotted hills all the way up to the distant mountains.

A lovely spot to relax while enjoying the panoramic views.

A lovely spot to relax while enjoying the panoramic views.

A lovely spot to relax while enjoying the panoramic views.

The pretty indoors dining area offers views to both sides. All is new, good quality and perfectly clean.

The indoors dining area easily seats up to six guests.

The indoors dining area easily seats up to six guests.

The indoors dining area easily seats up to six guests.

The dining area is situated directly next to the kitchen The kitchen has a convenient wide hatch, to make serving your dishes easy and quick. There are a few stools, thus this can also function as a breakfast bar.

The dining area is situated in between the living area and the kitchen.

The dining area is situated in between the living area and the kitchen.

The dining area is situated in between the living area and the kitchen.

The kitchen is spacious and modern. It offers all modern cons. It has a four ring ceramic hob with oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, fridge-freezer. Furthermore a kettle, cup coffeemaker, toaster, juicer and blender are available. The washing machine is upstairs, iron and board are available and at the upstairs terrace you will also find cloth lines.

The kitchen is modern and brand new, and offers all modern cons.

The kitchen is modern and new, and offers all modern cons.

The kitchen is modern and new, and offers all modern cons.

The romantic master bedroom is situated next door to the living area. It is very stylish and has bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a large wardrobe. It is air-conditioned; for those who would rather not use air-conditioning portable fans are available.

Next door the romantic master bedroom is situated; it has air-con.

Next door the romantic master bedroom is situated; it has air-con.

Next door the romantic master bedroom is situated; it has air-con.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. This pretty tiled room offers a basin and a large walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.

The master bedroom has it’s own pretty shower room.

The master bedroom has it's own pretty shower room.

The master bedroom has it’s own pretty shower room.

Apart from the towels for the shower, pool towels are provided.

It offers a basin, a large walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.

It offers a basin, a large walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.

It offers a basin, a large walk-in shower, toilet and bidet.

A bright and airy twin bedroom is situated opposite the master bedroom. The beds are all new and good quality, the bedding 100% cotton.  It has air-conditioning.

Opposite the master bedroom is a bright and airy twin bedroom.

Opposite the master bedroom is a bright and airy twin bedroom.

Opposite the master bedroom is a bright and airy twin bedroom.

The twin bedded room has its’own shower room. This shower room also has a large walk-in shower, a basin and toilet,  and plenty of space to put your belongings.

This room has its’ own shower room with a large walk-in shower.

This room has its' own shower room with a large walk-in shower.

This room has its’ own shower room with a large walk-in shower.

Up the stairs you come to another spacious living area with a comfortable sofa and armchair. The stairs are gated for the safety of small children.

Stairs lead up to the attic, where you will find a second living area.

Stairs lead up tit he attic, where you will find a second living area.

Stairs lead up tit he attic, where you will find a second living area.

Next door is a spacious bedroom. This room offers a double bed and two single beds. This bedroom also has air-conditioning.

The attic offers a spacious three bedded room with air-con.

The attic offers a spacious three bedded room with air-con.

The attic offers a spacious three bedded room with air-con.

This room as an en-suite full bathroom. This spacious and prettily tiled bathroom has a basin, toilet and bath with shower over. The quality of the furniture, the large mirror and many thoughtful details show the loving care of the owners.

This room has a  lovely en-suite full bathroom.

This room has a lovely en-suite full bathroom.

This room has a lovely en-suite full bathroom.

The attic has its’own private terrace, offering again the fantastic views.  This is also where the room with the laundry machine is situated, and where you find the fold-able clothes lines.

The terrace of the attic offers yet again the amazing views to all sides.

The terrace of the attic offers the same amazing views to all sides.

The terrace of the attic offers the same amazing views to all sides.

The villa is situated on a sloping hill.  The setting is very private, the 50.000 m2 private grounds ensure that you will not be disturbed. Yet it is only 1.5 km to a friendly white village. A pretty footpath leads to the village, to enable you to leave your car ‘at home’ and have a nice stroll instead when having lunch or dinner in the village.

The setting of this villa is very private, yet it is only 1.5 km to a friendly white village.

The setting of this villa is very private, yet it is only 1.6 km to a friendly white village.

The setting of this villa is very private, yet it is only 1.6 km to a friendly white village.

The village, El Gastor, is a typical example of a Pueblo Blanco. This traditional whitewashed village has a lovely village square, some nice restaurants and it has some small local shops.

The village offers some small shops and a lively square with some nice local restaurants.

The village offers some small shops and a lively square with some nice local restaurants.

The village offers some small shops and a lively square with some nice local restaurants.

The villagers are very friendly and welcome visitors. You will love the many colourful flowers and the old Moorish streets – most are narrow and winding though!

This typical Pueblo Blanco is one of the nicest we know!

This typical Pueblo Blanco is one of the nicest we know!

This typical Pueblo Blanco is one of the nicest we know!

Location
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Location of this villa

From this country villa in a stunning setting it is only 1.6 km to the friendly whitewashed village of El Gastor, with some small local shops and restaurants. This romantic villa is situated app. 20 minutes from the famous town of Ronda. Ronda has all facilities.

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.). Thus it is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird watching.

There are numerous remains of ancient civilizations in the area. Ronda for example 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. Also you can easily make a day trip to Seville or Cadiz; and Granada and Cordoba is possible too.

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

“El Rayo de Luz is a large villa set in a very rural location near to the small village of El Gastor. The villa is approached by a narrow, steep path and it would definitely be preferable to arrive during daylight. The property is set on the side of a hill with the living area above the pool. There are incredible views from different aspects of the villa which look towards Olvera in one direction and the Algarin in the other. The living areas were immaculately clean and well presented. Sleeping is effectively spread over 4 bedrooms as 2 single beds are situated on the top floor landing. This really utilises the space but the landing area doesn’t have air conditioning. There are 3 bathrooms and again everything was spotless.
The outside areas are excellent with a large brick built barbecue adjacent to the main dining area. There also a fridge here which was extremely useful. The outside dining area looks over the pool, which was regularly maintained.
The villa’s location is very rural with only a few other properties in the same valley. El Gastor is a 20 minute walk. There are a couple of dogs in a cage at the end of the villa path who love barking when you walk past but are securely restrained. There are probably more dogs than people in the valley and they do love barking. You can also hear a range of other animals including peacocks and cockerels. Vultures are routinely visible circling the Algerian.
El Gastor itself isn’t really a tourist town and feels authentically Spanish. The locals tend to look at tourists with an air of bemusement. There are a couple of bars and restaurants in the village and our favourite was La Posada, serving simple but good food at very low prices.
The villa is well located for day drips to Seville and Cadiz. Granada is about 2 and a half hour drive but it would be sensible to order Alhambra tickets online in advance.
In summary, a beautiful rural villa that allows you to sample the best bits of Andalusia. High quality accommodation and excellent customer service from Vida Rustica.”

Niall Wilson, August 2018

Dear Niall, Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. It sounds wonderful. I am really glad that you have enjoyed your stay so much. Your feedback really gives ‘insider information’ to people who may be interested in the villa, but like to know more. Thanks for your feedback! Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica

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

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