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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Townhouse
Casa Rif is a large detached townhouse at the front of the village of Cañar. It has a very large, private roof terrace (60m2) with covered shade area, BBQ and quality lounge and dining furniture. Cáñar is uniquely situated in the High Alpujarra - nearest village to Orgiva with all its amenities only 10 mins' drive away, yet also has everything you need close to hand - a grocers open 7 days a week, pharmacy and 2 great bars serving meals and tapas. At an altitude of 1150m , Casa Rif boasts open views that are truly unrivalled in the region to which no words or pictures could ever do justice. On a clear day, the Rif Mountains of Morocco can be seen. Canar is totally unspoiled, with the famous GR7 walking route passing through the village, making it accessible to constantly changing scenery. ...Casa Rif is a large detached townhouse at the front of the village of Cañar. It has a very large, private roof terrace (60m2) with covered shade area, BBQ and quality lounge and dining furniture. Cáñar is uniquely situated in the High Alpujarra - nearest village to Orgiva with all its amenities only 10 mins' drive away, yet also has everything you need close to hand - a grocers open 7 days a week, pharmacy and 2 great bars serving meals and tapas. At an altitude of 1150m , Casa Rif boasts open views that are truly unrivalled in the region to which no words or pictures could ever do justice. On a clear day, the Rif Mountains of Morocco can be seen. Canar is totally unspoiled, with the famous GR7 walking route passing through the village, making it accessible to constantly changing scenery. Whether you're interested in walking, cycling, bird watching, riding, exploring further afield, or just relaxing in a totally tranquil environment, you can do as much or as little as you want. Casa Rif is available to rent during the summer months, from May to October. NOTE: guests have exclusive use of the roof terrace and facilities at Casa Rif. The lower floors are not available to rent. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VTAR/GR/01392
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Robin S
Hosting since May 2013
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAll our properties at Alpujarra Escape are owner managed, to we’re close by to help out with any problems, or just to give advice when you’re out and about.

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mikehants2016
mikehants2016
Hampshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning views in a lovely mountain village
Casa Rif is situated in the lovely, peaceful village of Canar, with attractive winding alleyways, a friendly local shop and 2 handy bar/restaurants. The house is well appointed and has absolutely stunning views from the balcony and the very spacious roof terrace. Relaxing in the hot tub was wonderful after a long day in the mountains. The GR7 long distance path runs through the village, and many other walks are within easy reach, as is the city of Granada and the Alhambra palace. We had a great week staying here and would love to return. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited September 2017
Written 2 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyager443207
Voyager443207
Thank you Michael, glad you enjoyed your walking break in La Alpujarra. Hope to see you back again soon.
Written 17 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Georgejayne
Georgejayne
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
Stayed in Casa Rif recently for one week and had an amazing time. Robin was so helpful and welcoming and just at the end of the phone with any queries. The views from the roof terrace are amazing and it was so relaxing in the hot tub at the end of the day. The apartment is really comfortable and well equipped. The village is beautiful and the locals really friendly. Enjoyed visiting the Coast and surrounding villages, can't wait to return. Thanks again Robin George and Jayne
Visited September 2017
Written 25 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Voyager443207
Voyager443207
Thanks so much for a lovely review - it means a lot. So glad you enjoyed your time in Casa Rif and La Alpujarra. See you next year! R.
Written 26 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Phil841
Phil841
Alexandria, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to escape to
This house is placed in an amazing location, with great facilities and views are spectacular. Everything you could imagine needing for your holiday is provided. Cant wait to visit again and enjoy the true Spanish hospitality.
Visited May 2016
Written 7 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ronnie S
Ronnie S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Muy Bien!
Firstly thanks to Robin for the welcome and helping with arrival to the wonderful village of Cañar. Really cracking house and village - a big thanks to all in Bar Pique, which is a very friendly spot and really good value. I have travelled the length of the Costas and inland Spain, but have to say this was the most enjoyable and authentic stays I've had over the last 10-years. Robin's house is well kitted out and the views are amazing min from the bedroom and top of the house! The stars are beautiful and the hot tub was great to come back to after trekking on the GR7, up near the snow line in and around Bubion and Capileira. A big thank you to the lovely lady in the shop, who always had a smile and who was patient with me when buying essentials and also to Senior Antonio :-) The beaches are within easy reach...my favourites were Calahonda, La Herradura, Almuncecar and Maro near Nerja. I would recommend Malagacar.com (tip from Robin), but be careful if you have to get to Malaga Airport during rush hour, as the traffic is a bit mad...also watch after coming off the MA20/21 on to the N340 PS: Robin cheers for the Rioja!
Visited March 2016
Written 16 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

wanderingjock
wanderingjock
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A real slice of Spain
We stayed in La Estrella within the small village of Canar. The day we arrived we drove up the winding road wondering where it was taking us! Our Sat Nav took us to the car park which was handy and we met with Robin, our host. Robin was friendly, knowledgable and always handy if required. After calling him he arrived to take us to the apartment which was a short distance away. When we arrived at La Estrella, Robin gave us a quick tour and of the apartment and then offered to take us to the centre of the village. The village is very traditional in that, there is lots of narrow, winding streets so we were grateful he gave us some direction. The village is very picturesque and quaint, there are two pubs and one small shop. We visited the shop on several occasions for a few bits and bobs but went to the neighbouring town Orgiva for the supermarket, as we we self catering. The area has lots of villages dotted amongst the hills, some nicer than others, some with more facilities than others, Orgiva was our least favourite, Capileira, which was recommended to us, by Robin, was simply beautiful. Robin had recommended a restaurant in Capileira so we went along in the car one evening. The setting was peaceful, the service was good and the food was delicious! The village had some more pubs and places to eat than Canar and seemed to have a busy walking scene. We took the 25 min drive again on our last day for lunch as we had enjoyed it so much! The highlights of our trip were definitely the fact the area felt like the 'real Spain' , the villages were well kept and peaceful, there was stunning views from La Estrella, La Estrella was modern but traditional at the same time and the farmers oranges being sold by the roadside on the way to Orgiva were amazing! Having never been to Spain before, I feel my first visit was a unique experience and the real deal. If your looking for all day breakfasts and everything on your doorstep, it's not for you. If you want character and to immerse yourself into real Spanish life, it is!
Visited June 2015
Written 15 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

suzmcguinness
suzmcguinness
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED...
As a lone female traveller, I stayed for a week in Robin's renovated village town house before moving onto with friends to another of his properties, The Mill, a few kilometres away. Canar is in the heart of La Alpujarra.... far, far from the madding crowd. High in the Sierra Nevada, the scenery is breathtaking. Once I'd conquered my fear & sweaty palms, the narrow, hairpin bends & mountain roads became less daunting & I became much more adventurous, exploring the local area including tapas & beers. Robin & his friends were very welcoming - I was greeted with a freshly home baked loaf of bread & some vino. Throughout my month in Robin's properties, he maintained high standards of customer service... fresh laundry, trouble-shooting wherever necessary & generally being an all round great host. I'd definitely return for another taste of REAL Spain! Thanks Robin
Visited April 2014 Travelled solo
Written 1 January 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ezbop
Ezbop
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect bliss!
Visited Canar with a group of friends and stayed in the top floor apartment of Casa Rif. Brilliant location in the heart of the tranquil village which was a perfect setting. The views are utterly spectacular which just adds to the therapeutic qualities of the place. Great apartment with stunning roof terrace - equipped with delightful hot tub which cools in the day and warms in the evening ! The apartment is in great condition, contemporary but sympathetic décor and the perfect location for seeing the Alpujarra. Generally pretty perfect.
Visited April 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 19 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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About the neighbourhood
Unspoiled, wildlife, lush, mountains, flora, sunsets, sunrises, friendly, historic, alternative, tapas, Berber, peaceful, Moorish... so many descriptions used and overused in a thousand narratives of La Alpujarra. For me, it's the light. Mountains appear so close in the morning, crisp and clearly defined, then seem to retreat in hazy pastel shades in the heat of the sun. The day ends with long shadows, javelins of light from the west, sharp on whitewashed village walls in the evening. Bliss.
Getting around
We always recommend hiring a car to get the best out of La Alpujarra and the wider region.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Cañar is an easy 90 minute drive along the coastal motorway from Malaga airport.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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