Welcome to Finca El Olivar, a design led, luxurious, spacious and extremely comfortable, four bedroom holiday rental villa set within its own large garden with private swimming pool and organic olive grove. Surrounded by old olives and rolling farmland with panoramic views of the mountains of the Serranía de Ronda, the Sierra de las Nieves and Grazalema National Park, El Olivar is a tranquil sanctuary in a stunning landscape.
Decorated in a soothing palette of white and muted colours, with whitewashed beams and terracotta floors throughout, the house is beautifully and luxuriously furnished, in a rustic, contemporary style, with design classics, vintage pieces and original artwork.
The accommodation is exceptionally comfortable and well-appointed with a well-equipped kitchen, hotel quality mattresses and linens, thick, fluffy towels and gorgeous bathrooms. El Olivar is in an idyllic location yet only a few miles from Ronda with an authentic bar restaurant less than five minutes away and an exceptional hotel restaurant within walking distance.
"The biggest compliment we can give is that we feel at home in your house. We want to give you a big hug and say thank you for staying in this nice place. We love the details, materials, technical equipment, colours, furniture....even the toys and children's books were so nice! We've had a really wonderful time."Letty and family - The Netherlands
"Everything from the booking, communication, our greeting at the villa, and our stay, couldn't be faulted. This villa is absolutely beautiful, kept in first class condition, it's wonderfully clean and had everything we needed. Would happily recommend El Olivar to friends and family with no hesitation."Andrew & family, UK
"What an amazing place! We have had such a fabulous time. With two small children the pool and the privacy have been just fantastic. The house is just great - we've made use of all terraces, have had many happy barbecues, and have really appreciated all the special touches. A fantastic holiday - thank you so much!"Sophie & family, UK
"We were an extended family of 8 people from 6 to 65 years old. The house was as described with good quality fittings and well furnished, luxurious without losing the authentic touch... All in all highly recommended and everyone had a great time."Jon & family - UK
Ideally located, in the highly sought after, unspoilt, los Frontones area, off the beaten track, the villa is rural, tranquil and completely private yet has easy access to the beautiful hilltop city of Ronda - one of the finest pueblos blancos - and the many charms of inland Andalucia: Ronda is less than ten minutes by car or a twenty minute bike ride and the lively village of Arriate is only five minutes away.
The area is well known for its fabulous hospitality, stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife and flourishing vino tourism.
The atmosphere is extremely calming and everything is on hand for a fabulously relaxing holiday. Superbly suited to family get-togethers or romantic getaways, with its thick walls, shady terraces and air conditioning, the villa stays cool even in the height of summer. A wood burner and central heating keep the house cosy through the short Andalucian winters.
Mature vines provide much needed shade over the south facing terrace which stretches the full width of the house and overlooks the garden with its inviting, private pool and stunning, 360 degree views. Take a leisurely breakfast on the east facing terrace looking towards the olive grove and lush valley or sip a glass of wine from one of the many excellent local vineyards and watch the sun set over the mountains to the west. A paella burner, Weber barbecue and well-stocked herb garden add to the appeal of al fresco dining. The villa sits in a nature lover’s, bird watcher’s and walker’s paradise with walks right from the door and the stunning vistas offer incredible inspiration to those with an artistic or photographic inclination. The gastronomic specialities and creative cuisine of the local area wait to be discovered, this is a foodie’s dream.
Families are well catered for, from toddlers to teenagers, with thoughtful little touches; toys, books, games, the fabulous pool in the large, enclosed garden, table tennis, wi-fi throughout the house and around the pool area, walking, bird and wildlife books, binoculars, artist’s materials and a comprehensive guide to the sights and delights of the local area mean no one will be getting bored. Activities and experiences such as yoga, mountain biking, horse riding, wild swimming and wine tasting can easily be arranged or simply relax in the complete peace and serenity of the garden where sunny days are lingering and plentiful and stars crowd the night sky.
El Olivar offers luxury self-catering and the best of both worlds - rural tranquility with fabulous views, yet easy access to the beautiful medieval city of Ronda
"Everything you could need and want, simply magic. I hope we can return one day!"The De Frys