Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • 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
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites
Nearest beach Malaga 95 km
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
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
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
Furniture Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 Colin Ruffell.

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.