Our stay at the Villa San Cristobal was perfect! TheVilla is beautifiul, with marble floors from nearby quarries, numerous bedrooms, and a great kitchen. The setting makes it really special. We ate most of our meals on the patio adjoining the kitchen/living room. From here we enjoyed a sweeping view over miles of olive trees to a lake about twenty miles away. Each evening we enjoyed the sunsets as we ate.
The swimming pool, which is just below the patio, gave us many hours of fun with the kids.
The Villa is located outside a tiny village and is a short ride from Loja, an interesting larger town with good restaurants. Outside Loja there is a spectacular waterfall where we swam. Cascades of flowers grew down the cliffs beside the waterfall. We were the only ones there.
The Villa provides a peaceful retreat yet is only an hour or so from larger cities when you want to spend time looking at historic landmarks (El alhambra) or enjoying the excitement of some of Spain’s beautiful cities.
I can’t recommend the Villa highly enough, and Nik and Jacqui, the owners, are fabulous!
The location of the villa was excelent, close enough to a couple of small villages for provisions and eating/drinking but far enough out in the country to get away from it all. The locals were friendly and helpful. It was also easy to get to visit such wonderful places as the alhambra and the Torcal de antequerre.
Jacky and Nik were everything you could want from owners, knowledgable about the area, helpful in sorting out any problems and above all friendly and considerate.
The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped, the pool used every day.
Without doubt we shall return.
We spent the week before Easter with our perants and children in the fantastiv Villa Christoble. Although there is plenty to see locally in Granada and Malaga, we opted to spend most of our time on the beautiful terrace looking down to the Lake and enjoying our house.
We’ll be back!
Have just spent two weeks at this villa in rural Andalucia. The villa is in a wonderful position looking down a cross a valley to a lake and beyond. One of the great features of the villa is the terrace which has a very clever arrangement with overhead ‘sails; which keeps the terrace shady all day making it a very comfortable place to laze about on. It had all the facilities one would expect and was very easy to live in for two weeks. Nik made everything straightforward so there were no difficulties with arranging the rental and the instructions for finding the property were clear and accurate. If you want a well appointed comfortable villa off the usual tourist track then this villa is highly recommended.
We stayed for 5 nights with extended ranging from 2 teenagers to my 80 year old mother and had a wonderful time. The villa is so large that everyone could find their own space! My boys loved the pool whilst the shaded area with the big table was wonderful for my mother and nephews. The nearby villages provided everything we needed along with some really nice very affordable meals. The villa is in the middle of olive groves and is so peaceful with breathtaking views, yet close enough to visit the sites in Grenada or Prego. Thank you Nic and Jackie for looking after us and providing such a well equiped and wonderful house!