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Finca Retama - Casa Abuela

Andalucia Region, Spain

Per week

from 840.00 to 1260.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Julia and Nick Flynn

Member since May 2014
  • Bookings Accepted:0%
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  • Availability Updated:23 days 20 hours

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BFB's Overview

Ancient Roman and Moorish heritage, as well as iconic authors like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells, have all helped to put the vertiginous Andalucian hill town of Ronda on the map and it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from the farmhouse apartment and villa at Finca Retama making it a perfect ideal for families looking to combine scenic town sightseeing with rural tranquility and the odd coastal day trip.

As an added bonus, the 200 year old farmstead is home to British owners Nick and Julia Flynn, who are on hand for first hand tips and advice on the best sightseeing and beaches nearby whilst, along with their two young boys and two dogs, providing friendly hospitality that makes Finca Retama so much more personal than just another Spanish villa. Shortly after arrival, all the children are usually soon having fun together on the 8-acre fruit farm, either bouncing on the 14ft netted trampoline, playing ping pong, swing ball or with the toys in the sand pit, Fun even grows on trees here, with apples, pears, plums, peaches, figs and walnuts all ripening for the picking at different times of year.


The fenced and landscaped 15x6 metre pool provides a natural focal point for everyone, with toddler friendly shallow steps and inflatables provided, plus a separate blow up paddling pool, arm bands and baby floaters for infants. Grown-ups also have the added luxury of a new mini-spa, featuring a 5 person Finnish sauna, hydro massage shower, gym equipment, relaxation chairs and Homedics heated massage cushion (for a small extra charge).


There are two houses at Finca Retema: Casa Abuela, the independent villa listed here, and the farmhouse, which accommodates the Flynn family on the ground floor, and a of the farmhouse and a 3-bedroom guest apartment on the first floor. Authentically Andalucian in style, there are distinct Moorish influences in the character and decor throughout Finca Retama, from the chunky hardwood furnishings, beamed ceilings and mosaic tiled bathrooms to colourful Berber rugs on the terracotta tiled floors. This traditional style also means both the apartment and villa are pleasantly cool in the summer but when chilly nights close in, there’s central heating to make them nice and cosy.

Accommodation overview - Casa Abuela

Casa Abuela is the separate, self contained villa at Finca Retama for 4-6 people plus babies in cots. The owners have designed, built and furnished the villa in the traditional Andalucian style to combine cosy comforts indoors with the pleasure of outdoor living. Two sets of teak French doors open onto a large shady terrace surrounding the property and adjacent to the pool, featuring outdoor furniture and a BBQ, all privately hedged in pink roses and prettily decorated with colourful hanging baskets and ornamental trees. The main living area of the villa is spacious and open plan featuring comfortable sofas, large flat screen TV with English channels, a DVD player and chunky hardwood dining table. The well equipped kitchen includes ‘Kashmir Gold’ granite surfaces, a 4 ring hob, separate oven, fridge and freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and all the essential pots, pans and utensils. The master bedroom has doors onto the terrace, a beautiful mosaic tiled ensuite wet room and a king-size bed which can be separated into two large singles. The second bedroom also has a king size bed which can be made up as twins and its adjacent to the villas’ tiled family bathroom. If required, there is a double sofa bed in the living room.

Please note: a €15 per night supplement applies if heating is used in cooler months.

Location Information

The most captivating attractions of authentic Andalucia are all on the doorstep at Finca Retama - hilltop ‘pueblos blancos’, tasty tapas, magnificent cities and dramatic scenery. Swathes of sunflowers, cane and meadows surround the farmstead and fantastic views pan over this unspoilt ‘Campo’ to the rugged mountains of the Grazalema.

A family run bar/restaurant is 2kms from the Finca, serving local specialties but there are plenty more to choose from in the vibrant Andalucian hill town of Ronda (6kms), perched along a craggy ridge and with an impressive, ancient bridge spanning the plunging El Tajo gorge. In true Andalucian tradition, Ronda boasts the oldest bull ring in Spain and an old town of narrow cobbled streets to explore but also all the essential shops, supermarkets and services families need.

Marbella’s San Pedro beach is less than an hour’s drive (55kms), from Finca Ratama, following a scenic route to a pleasant corner of the Costa del Sol, promising soft sand, calm clear sea and shady trees to keep babies and toddlers out of the sun. As an alternative, less than half an hour away, families can swim in a beautiful, fresh water lake, with a grassy beach and great value restaurant or the owners will happily provide details of many fab locations for mucking about in rivers, in Swallows and Amazons style.

For some serious Spanish history, culture and sightseeing, six of Andalucia’s most amazing cities are within a 1 ½ - 2 hour drive from Finca Retama. Granada is world famous for its magnificent, Moorish Alhambra Palace, while Cordoba nips at its heels with its breathtaking Mesquita. Seville is renowned as a sensual city of tapas bars and Flamenco while Jerez is world famous as the home of Sherry. Cadiz is Andalucia’s historic sea port, to sample superb fresh-caught seafood and Malaga is one of the most buzzing melting pots of culture on the Med.

Getting there: There are regular flights from the UK to Malaga and Granada, 1 ½ to 2 hour’s drive from Finca Retama.


Nearest medical services : Walk-in clinics and A&E in Ronda, 6kms

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

In low season months 15 Euros per day is requested to cover additional heating costs. This can be selected from options and extras section when making a request.

Rates

19 Oct - 21 Dec 2016 : €840 /week22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017 : €1260 /week9 Jan - 31 Jan 2017 : €840 /week1 Feb - 14 Apr 2017 : €840 /week15 Apr - 31 May 2017 : €1050 /week1 Jun - 14 Sep 2017 : €1260 /week15 Sep - 14 Oct 2017 : €1050 /week15 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : €840 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : €1260 /week19 Oct - 21 Dec 2016 : £840 /week22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017 : £1260 /week9 Jan - 31 Jan 2017 : £840 /week1 Feb - 14 Apr 2017 : £840 /week15 Apr - 31 May 2017 : £1050 /week1 Jun - 14 Sep 2017 : £1260 /week15 Sep - 14 Oct 2017 : £1050 /week15 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : £840 /week22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018 : £1260 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 14 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

In low season months 15 Euros per day is requested to cover additional heating costs. This can be selected from options and extras section when making a request.

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4-6+ infants in two double bedrooms. One master with king size bed ( can be made in twins) and ensuite wet room and a double room ( can be made into twin). There is also a double sofa bed in lounge.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Malaga, Sevilla and Granada Airports are all within 1 ½ to 2 hour’s drive from Finca Retama.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is a local restaurant/bar 2kms walk away.

Any Pool

There is a 15 metre swimming pool for guests use. It is safely fenced and has shallow step entrance. The pool is shared between the two properties onsite.

Spa Onsite

For a small surcharge guests can use the mini-spa with 5 person Finnish sauna, hydro massage shower, gym equipment and relaxation chairs.

Babysitting

The owners can arrange babysitting at extra cost with prior arrangement.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby and toddler friendly villa has baby gear including a travel cot, a wooden cot, a highchair, a baby bath and changer, a baby monitor, night lights, a steriliser, a baby walker, a baby carrier, a pram, a baby car seat, socket covers, a potty and two toddler steps.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor play gear includes a selection of children's books, DVDs, CDs, soft toys and toys for babies.

Outdoor Toys

For outdoor play there is a blow up paddling pool, floats for the pool, buckets, spades, a large sand pit and netted trampoline. Bikes for all ages can also be hired on request.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Guest have a lovely private terrace.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available.


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