Just returned from a wonderful 10 night break at Casa De Ladera. The villa is gorgeous, comfortable, immaculately clean, and has all the things that make it a home from home. The pool was welcome in the record temperatures and the various terraces and seating areas give sun or shade dependant on the time of day. The views from the villa and terraces are spectacular, photos just don't do justice.
Jim, our host was lovely (especially liked his cheeky sense of humour). He was there if we needed him and gave us the space to make the holiday feel private. His dogs are a joy and we especially enjoyed the guided walk he did around the lake. We gained much more information on the local area from Jim than what we got from our guide book.
Don't hesitate to book this villa is exceptional!
Just back from a lovely week at Casa de Ladera. Jim and Carol welcomed us on the Saturday evening much later than we had planned (flight delays and lengthy hire car queue at Malaga airport) and were available (but discrete) in the event we needed anything. We were invited by them to join the small but lively ex-pat community in the village to watch England v Croatia in the WC SF and enjoyed a few drinks with Jim and Carol.
The villa had everything we needed for maximum chill out. Had some lovely meals out both in the village and at the grill house a couple of KMs up the road. There's also easy shopping in the large supermarket at Rune.
Would definitely recommend if you're after a total break from it all.
We normally tour around and stay at different Hotels in Spain, this year however we decided to book a house as a base for our party of 3: my wife and I and our Spanish speaking friend and the Casa was just right for us.
It is always difficult when you rely on photos and write ups to be sure that you will be getting somewhere that you will enjoy and can relax in.
I can assure you that Casa Ladera and Jim and Carol exceeded our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble and the welcome food pack (basically everything you need for the first 2 days at least) and the attention to detail was amazing. Every little thing is catered for and nothing was too much trouble for Jim (the owner).
We were lucky with the weather and sitting on the terrace by the pool overlooking the lake in the evening with a glass (or 2) was a lasting memory.
Highly recommended by all 3 of us. And George the dog is a vital part of the set-up! Very well behaved and most amusing!
The Casa is close to the very nice town of Iznajar in the calm of the olive tree covered hills around it. Perfectly oriented to enjoy the full day of sun with a great pool and lots of space to relax. The rooms are very nice and everything is decorated with great attention to detail, we immediately fell in love with the place.
Carol and Jim are always ready to help and had good advice for our trips to Granada and Cordoba.
What a joy to be in such a beautiful home. Jim and Carol were the most perfect hosts and their attention to detail was so touching. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise . Such a cosy home and so comfortable. The Mountain View’s were amazing and the village was easy to drive too. George the dog was so welcoming too. He was a cherry on the cake of a perfect stay. We hope to visit again in the future . To explore more of the mountains , to Kayak and swim.
We stayed for a week in early April and had a lovely time. Carol and Jim were very helpful (even lending us their kayak so we could explore the lake) and the welcome pack was great (even including a present for each of our kids). We would definitely visit again.
The casa had everything we needed and wanted. The temperature hit 52 degrees plus, so the air conditioning was great. The pool was lovely and refreshing (and bigger than it appears in the photos). Carol and Jim were around if needed, but were not intrusive, and the dogs were really friendly. The directions Carol sends a couple of weeks beforehand are great, and if you follow them to the letter then there is no problem finding the Casa. They provided a comprehensive welcome pack with everything you may possibly need for the first few days. The town is a five minute drive away, and there is plenty of lovely walks, bike routes, drives around the around.