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“Relaxing holiday”
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Review of Casa Des Arcos

At 2500 ft with a stunnng 180 degree view of Lake and Mountains.and good road access
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At 2500 ft with a stunnng 180 degree view of Lake and Mountains.and good road access
View of the Patio and pool, covered veranda (4 arches) and BBQ View of Lake from Terrace in the evening
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At 2500 ft with a stunnng 180 degree view of Lake and Mountains.and good road access
View of the Patio and pool, covered veranda (4 arches) and BBQ
View of Lake from Terrace in the evening
Looking from under the arches of the veranda
The Table Tennis Table in the Veranda
View of house from other side of valley Surrounded by Olives and Almond Trees
The view to the East with Sierra Nevada in the distance (1 1/4 hrs away)
Snow on the Sierra Nevada from the terrace. Ski in Winter. Walks in Summer
The view from the terrace of the village of Iznajar in the valley below
Nice Dining Room, with ample room for six
The Kitchen Washing Machine, Dish Washer, Microwave Fridge Freezer
The Lounge with TV, DVD and Broadband
The Main Bedroom (two single beds) with views of the lake and Air Conditioning
The second bedroom with a lake view
The third bedroom with two single beds and views of the lake
The upper Bathroom (en suite with main bedroom) Has a large Bath.
The Spectacular El Torcal abiut an hour away. So are Cordoba and Granada
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Iznajar, Province of Cordoba, Andalucia

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Sara C
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 8 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We spent a relaxing week in Andalucia with Casa des Arcos as our base. The house had everything we needed but we spent most of our time outside. To the front of the property there is a large paved area for sitting in the sun and a large covered area with dining table and table tennis, a great place to escape the hot sun! The views from the house are fantastic. You look out onto the Sierra Nevada mountains, olive groves and down to the lake and the hill top village of Iznajar. Communication from the owners was prompt and informative and we were met by Karen (a lovely friendly lady!) who took us up to the house. We would recommend this property for a holiday. Thank you.

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Management Response
11 Jul 2018
Sara

It was most kind of you to give the property a good review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. I you want to come again in the future ,

James
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Jason S
St Helier, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic Casa Des Arcos”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We have just spent a wonderful two week holiday at Casa Des Arcos for the first two weeks of July. We spent ages researching and chose this villa deliberately because it is set up the mountain just a little drive away from the gorgeous Spanish white village called Iznajar. The very first moment we arrived, we had to take a deep breath because of the most spectacular views overlooking mountains as far as the eye can see and down into the valleys with rows and rows of olive trees to a stunning vista of the deep blue lakes below ! Just amazing!

The villa itself is a three bedroom villa with family shower and toilet downstairs and an en-suite bathroom, toilet and shower next to the main bedroom. There is a small dining room, a lounge and a nice sized kitchen with all of the amenities required that you would expect to find in any modern house. What you have to remember is that the owners have opened their villa to tourists and so there is everything you could want right there - a home away from home. For those of you concerned with cooking, cleaning and washing there is a microwave, grill, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and all utensils that you would have in your own kitchen. All spotlessly clean and ready to move in for use. The owners have also installed aircon for those who find it too hot.

You might think I am brushing over the interior and that is because I am! It’s not because it’s not nice it’s because the outside area is just too breath-taking to miss a beat and this is where we spent our whole holiday. There is a large patio area exposed to the sun from dawn till dusk, which enables you to watch the crazy sunrises and the even more spectacular sunsets with the moon rising. Huge orange sun rises with fiery skies in the morning and setting at night followed by the moon rising and no light pollution so shooting stars at night. Be warned it does get HOT ! So factor 50 is a must and in July it was in the high 30’s to 40’s !

Next to the villa, under shaded arches is an outside dining area and would you believe it a full size table-tennis table for those inclined to try and play this sport ! There is a lovely clean plunge pool but big enough to bounce around and cool off and it overlooks the vista. We spent much of our time in the pool cooling off overlooking the stunning views or just lounging around reading and watching the wildlife. There are chairs and sun loungers available for this. The fridge is very large and therefore we were very happy to have an ample supply of cold wine, beer and soft drinks if we felt a bit thirsty 

We chose this villa come to watch the bird life and relax and that is exactly what Casa Des Arcos delivered. For those birders reading this review there were thousands of swifts and swallows hunting right in front of the villa. Our favourite raptors made regular appearances and this included, booted eagles, short-toed eagles and unidentified eagles which made it fun. There were also Blue Rock Thrushes and Bee Eaters …….. I could go on and on !

For those not so interested in birds at night we also were very lucky to see an Iberian Fox and a bats at dusk. Don’t worry they don’t come near you for those feeling a bit nervous about this! They are tiny Pipastrels and you would probably think they were small birds. If you are into bats take your sonic detector and set it at about 45 as we got some amazing sounds from them. There are also Geckos and lizards, ants and some cool wasps that bounce onto the pool to cool off. All harmless if you leave them alone to mind their own business. Obviously don’t leave food out but that is just common sense that you will be attracting creatures if you do this.

Jim the owner has very kindly written a manual for the villa and the surrounding area and the places of interest to visit. You are one hour from Marbella and all that it has to offer (for us a major hangover as we partied all night there!!) but there are also the most amazing historical sites that I think you should research for your own interests! Jim the owner has very kindly written a manual for the villa and the surrounding area and the places of interest to visit. There are garages, shops and restaurants but you would require a car to get about. Jane the agent is a phone call away if you have any questions or problems.

I have to say this was one of the best holidays we have had as for once we actually managed to relax from the usual daily grind and just SWITCH OFF ! Jason and I spent two weeks here in this most romantic setting and we were very sad to leave. We will definitely return here again and will do as soon as we can manage to book in !!!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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