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A glimpse of Casa Ava and the surrounding land and countryside

Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A beautiful 3 storey house set in its own grounds within a National Park, it rests on a hillside surrounded by ancient olive trees in an acre & a quarter of land. It is child friendly with a 50 square meter fenced pool supplied by spring water from its own source, with BBQ and alfresco dining area. Ideally suited for a large family or 2 families. Maid service available upon request at small additional cost.

Nearby local towns and villages offer a chance to experience real Spain away from hordes of tourists. There are a wide variety of typical Spanish tapas bars and restaurants. (Rute 1.5 miles).

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Malaga 95 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga or Granada 95 km, Nearest railway: Loja 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house is centrally heated with an open log fire and the three en suite bedrooms have been fitting with air conditioning for the summer months. There is an entertainment system featuring Stereo, CD, TV, DVD and VCR in the living room on the ground floor.

The upper floors have five bedrooms, three have en suite bathrooms, making four bathrooms in total. The three en suite bedrooms have now all been fitted with air conditioning. The ground floor has a separate WC. There is also poolside shower.

The hallway leads to a fully fitted modern kitchen next to a spacious dining room, with patio doors out to the pool area. There is a big comfortable sitting room with two large squashy sofas, tv and sound system, and a glorious open fireplace for those winter evenings. Of course there is also the central heating should you need it. Mobile phone signal excellent.

Further details outdoors

The patio offers sunbeds and dining areas with large picnic benches under grape vines, parasols or in the sun for the sunworshippers.

Within the fenced pool area shade is provided by a large bamboo covered pergola.

The pool is directly visible from the kitchen.

Private garden with BBQ.

Further details

Rental rates are inclusive of all bed linen, hand towels (except beach or bath towels) electricity, water and after cleaning services including a non refundable £50 which is charged to your initial booking invoice. 33 percent down payment or a minimum £250 deposit secures the booking for a weeks stay during low season and is due at the time of booking. Overseas rentals require 50% deposit at time of booking. All wire transfer charges are to be paid by the sender. The deposit is nonrefundable. A holding deposit of 300 euros will also be taken locally to cover breakages and or damage during the holiday. The holding deposit is returned should cancellation occur/and no breakages/damage occur during the holiday. The balance payment is due 12 weeks prior to holiday commencement. Should cancellation occur after final payment then the total amount payable (less deposit) will be based as follows 84-29 days before holiday commencement 50% refunded, 28-15 days before holiday commencement 25% refunded. 14-1 days before holiday commencement 10% refunded.

Payments by cheque can be made in sterling or Euros.

All bookings should be made through Bonnie Pavlo.

The Andalucia region

Casa Ava is situated just inside the southern boundaries of the 'Parque naturel de la Sierra Subbetica, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It lies off a small country road between Iznajar and Rute on the shores of a large man made lake, the Embalse de Iznajar.

Iznajar is a beautiful hilltop town, overlooking a magnificent lake. The lake is not unlike a Scottish loch, particularly in the early morning mist, although this one is surrounded by hills clad with olive groves. There is a beach where you can swim and sail, and good fishing in the waters.

In the summer temperatures climb to the high 30s (Celcius) but it is rarely uncomfortably humid. Winter months are usually dry with chilly nights, hence log fire, heated pool (at an additional cost) and central heating!

Rute, famous for Anis is just 1.5 miles from Casa Ava.

Iznajar lake only 5 minutes away.


The highlight of the Iznajar calendar is La Feria Real (second week in September) in honour of the patron saint La Virgen de la Piedad. It involves a candlelight procession through the town.

In Rute, mid July marks the festival of the Virgen del Carmen (patron saint of sailors). Every Saturday in July and August from midnight until 5 am is the Musica Aurora celebrating by singing in the streets beginning by the Church up from the high street.

The ancient town of Cordoba is one of the many jewels of Andalucia. It comes to life at night with nightclubs, Flamenco, tapas, many restaurants and bars and is a must during one of the many Spanish festivals. This city remains unspoilt and is a popular destination for the Spanish. All this and only one hour from Casa Ava.

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2 Jul 2014


"Just lovely..."

Eight of us spent a week in Casa Ava in early june and it was perfect. The pool was large and refreshing, however not at all too cold and was in the sun until 8pm at night! The kitchen well equipped a… More

23 Oct 2013


"Great Place"

We spend 7 days. We were 8 .Is close to Rute, great place to relax, pool was cold but some of the group used it October great weather, the local person that we call if any problem was prom and help… More

7 Oct 2013


"Lovely Casa Ava"

If you love gold taps and fancy bling than Casa Ava is not for you. But if you appreciate beautiful views, tranquillity and to be the guest of someone with taste then Casa Ava is an ideal villa to spe… More

21 Apr 2013


"Brilliant villa with a great pool"

We stayed at Casa Ava with our family and friends and it was perfect. It slept 9 adults comfortably with lots of bathrooms and a large kitchen and dining table we could all sit around. The outside spa… More

24 Oct 2012


"Casa Ava is the perfect family villa that memories are made of."

They grow up fast so we have always prioritised family holidays and somehow managed to find the money to take them. But it has always been difficult finding somewhere away from the madding crowds whe… More

6 Oct 2012


"Casa Ava - A great place for a break"

I have just returned from Casa Ava where I went with a group of friends for a couple of weeks holiday. We had a great time swimming in the large, modern pool, sunbathing on the terrace, and enjoying … More

17 Aug 2012


"Beautiful house in need of a little TLC"

Beautiful house with stunning scenery, but definitely in need of a spruce up and some TLC. It was great being able to escape the scorching heat by going inside the house or one of the shaded areas, p… More

I have spoken with the clients who stated "the house was beautiful & they had a wonderful time". I have addressed the issues they have raised re cleanliness of the house, the cleaners were still cleaning the property due to a late departure of the previous guests. I have apologised and spoken with my local agent and changed the booking schedule so there is always a day between departure & arrival to avoid any client discomfort. I have also left information for clients so they know where extra pillows & towels are kept. I have replaced the mismatched glasses as they were broken by the previous guests so they are now in keeping with Casa Ava.

2 Mar 2012


"Beautiful villa in relaxing surroundings"

I would definitely recommend Casa Ava to anyone wanting a peaceful break in a beautiful villa in a very Spanish part of Andalusia. The bedrooms are large and very clean, the pool and patio are great f… More

18 Oct 2011


"More relaxing every year."

We have just returned from our fifth visit to Casa Ava and find it more relaxing every year. The Casa welcomes us as if we were returning home. With Rute just 10 minutes away supplying all we need, each year we dream of our King Prawns (Eur6/Kg) in garlic mayonnaise for lunch.
The lazy days spent reading and sorting the world out, then a swim in the large pool when it gets a bit hot! What else could you want in a holiday? We will be back next year – perhaps for longer!
Peter & Christine Gaut - Stroud

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  • 5 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:13 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • Spanish
  • German

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