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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Alcaucin, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Bee_Newto...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best family holiday ever”
Reviewed June 6, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We've just returned from our one-week holiday in Casa la Barraca and we all agree that it was our best family holiday so far. We all loved the pool (ranging in depth from 1.50m-2m) and the choice of different outside areas were great: we'd have breakfast on the terrace, lunch in the outside kitchen area and then dinner on the patio (or variations on a theme!). Having both a gas and conventional bbq was fab as we had a choice which to use and if we didn't fancy too much hassle, we could just crank up the gas one and get cooking straightaway. The views of the surrounding Sierra de Tejida mountains were simply breath-taking and we never bored of taking in these amazing views. The casa itself was very comfortable with three double bedrooms which all had lots of lots of storage. The master bedroom had an ensuite shower room (shower was always lovely and hot!) and there was also a bathroom with a bath (unusual in Spain). The kitchen had everything we needed and the dishwasher, microwave and washing machine all worked perfectly (always a bonus when you're on holiday!).
Rebecca and David made sure we had everything we needed and were the perfect hosts, letting our children ride Matteo, their donkey, and introducing us to all their animals (Big Dave was our favourite!). Our daughter was absolutely thrilled that she was able to ride Cass the horse twice during our week there, it made her holiday extra special. We also really appreciated the welcome pack which was waiting for us on our arrival, containing very thoughtful items.
We feel we really struck gold with our choice of holiday casa this year and can wholeheartedly recommend Casa la Barraca as the ideal holiday base - we will definitely return!

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Liked best: Location, outside area and pool
Liked least: Ants and mosquitos!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 7, 2016
Thank you all, it was a pleasure to let the kids ride and see the animals. So glad you enjoyed the villa too. We will look forward to seeing you again.
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Martin E
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Sublime”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I have stayed in quite a few villas in my time but this hits everything. Views 10, pool 10 amenities 10, owner 10, weather 10. Would most definitely come back.
Thanks for such a relaxing week. We also loved Rebecca's and David's animals they were lovely not to mention the fresh eggs. We barbecued a few nights and the views under the olive tree were lovely.
Just hope the villas and area stays the same, if you want to get away from the rat race and chill with stunning countryside then this is the place.
Thanks again.

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lothar201...
Cologne, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Again and again and again”
Reviewed May 24, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Three weeks pure relaxation. The beautiful house has everything for a wonderful holiday. You can relax wonderfully, the whole area is a dream. Enjoy harnessing of life, this is 100% possible. Thanks to everyone who helped me.

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 24, 2016
We hope to see you back again !! You are most welcome
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lothar201...
Cologne, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“WONDERFUL - 1 word is enough”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

I was 10 days guest in this house. Nothing is missing, everything is so perfect for a wonderful time. Fully furnished, everything is thought. This is a special praise for Rebecca and David, which guarantee the perfect vacation. You can dangle your soul, your dreams to pursue, make a super BBQ or just take a dip in the pool. I would stay here again if I may. THANKS

Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2016
you are more then welcome any time. You really looked after our villa and was great to meet you. thank you.
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Yorker_Li...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Somewhere you'll want to visit time and again!”
Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We spent the loveliest week at Casa La Barraca near Alcaucin. Although the weather was mixed, the villa is so well equipped that it didn't matter if the sun was shining or the rain was breaking through the clouds; we were able to eat, drink and be completely chilled out without worrying. The sound of the different wildlife - and farm life - in and around the surrounding areas was really lovely and we had such a warm welcome from Becky and David with fresh fruit and a wonderful welcome pack on arrival. The villa is really well proportioned so if you went as a group you wouldn't feel like you were on top of each other and there are different areas for relaxing outside too so plenty of options if you're wanting to chill out and read a book while others are splashing around in the gorgeous pool. We are already planning a return visit..and then another..and then another.. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: Friendly welcome and fully equipped property
Liked least: Having to go home!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 16, 2015
Thank you so much, You are welcome back anytime and we really look forward to seeing you again. We felt you really looked after our villa, and it was lovely meeting you all. Always great to hear that people have enjoyed it. Next time maybe the weather will be a little better ;-)
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Jeni L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful, peaceful and amazing!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed for a week in this beautiful villa. The villa was very well equipped. The pool was lovely. The view was stunning and it was very peaceful and relaxing. The owners came to check we were okay which was appreciated. The farm animals were beautiful. It is a short drive to the local shops and the shop owners were very friendly. The photos do not show the additional outside kitchen area which has oven, sink and extra fridge. Book this villa now, We will be back next year. Thank you.

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Liked best: the cleanliness of the villa and how peaceful the whole experience was
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2015
Thank you for your kind words and for letting others know how much you enjoyed your stay. We will have to update our photos to include the outside kitchen very soon. We look forward to welcoming you back any time you wish. Thank you for caring and looking after our home too.
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Richard A
Birchington, United Kingdom
1 review
“A little piece of heaven.”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What a magical place to stay. Perched on the side of a mountain, listening to the tinkle of bells as goats and sheep are herded up the mountain by old men with faces weathered by the sun.

Villa was superbly equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable and homely.

Becky and Davide were splendid hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them.

Lots of pretty little villages nearby and places to visit if you can tear yourself away from the villa. We loved it!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Coming home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you again and we are always doing little bits extra to the villa to make it even better.
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