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Reviewed February 17, 2015

We could almost reach the lemon and orange trees from the window....
A beautifully restored 'Casita' with every home comfort including wood burner, wifi and mosaics!
Easy access to the Lecrin Valley, foothills of the Sierra Nevada and Granada....a land of contrasts and only 20 minutes from the Costa tropical.
Mark and Sharon are totally immersed in Andalusian life and are the perfect hosts.

Date of stay: February 2015
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2  Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spending new year in the stunning Casita de la Vaca was delightful. Set in stunning surroundings this holiday accommodation was the perfect choice for us. The local village, only a few minutes walk away boasts great bars and restaurants in typical Andalucian style, and only slightly further through the village, lays the breathtaking Lecrin Valley. As a family, we spent long days walking and skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains and cosy nights in by the fire. The self contained apartment has a view of the adorable courtyard beneath and is perfectly equipped to prepare food and eat at "home" should you choose. Mark and Sharon could not have been more welcoming, providing us with plenty of local information, route maps and information about fun picturesque walks for us to enjoy. There are no negatives - this delightful little gem comes highly recommended!!

Date of stay: December 2014
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Thank Angela S
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a wonderfull stay in Casita la vaca. Nice room, good bed and shower. Very clean and tastefull decorated. Stepping out of our room we entered a lovely patio. Beautiful environment with orangetrees, mountains and valleys, lovely villages. Mark and Sharon made us feel very welcome, They had great tips: route las Alpujarras en Valle Lecrin. Quiet place to relax travelling through Andalusië. We enjoyed nature after visiting busy Malaga on our way to Granada.

Date of stay: October 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Rian v
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were planning to stay only 4 nights, but we felt ourselves as much at home that we decided to extend our stay by 4 more nights. Besides the beautiful and comfortable sleeping and living quarters, it was the cordial treatment of Mark and Sharon who gave us the feeling of 'home'. They were very helpful with all kinds of practical and tourist information. We felt spoiled by burning the wood stove. We stayed there in late November while overnight temperatures dropped considerably. It was very attentive when we returned home in the evening while the stove was already burning or fire ready.
From Ecrin is only a half hour drive to Granada, so we have visited several times the city. Casa de la Vaca is an excellent base for trips to the Serra Nevada, villages and parks in the area by car or for hiking. In short, an ideal place to stay!

Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank josp458
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Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were introduced to this perfect spot by a terrific fellow from Lecrin who was showing me potential properties due to my plans to move to the area. I was travelling with my mother and we stayed in the two rooms on the main floor off of the lovely outdoor space and fully equipped kitchen. My mother's room was very charming and I stayed in the cave room where the architectural feature of being "built" into the earth was amazing and so beautiful. We also shared a well appointed indoor sitting area and we each had our own spotless and washroom with wonderful towels - the bedding was also of the very highest caliber. It was nice to make a meal for ourselves and enjoy a late night cup of tea in the outdoor area with candles lit by the wonderfully attentive owners, Sharon & Mark. I would also like to say that this was the best internet connection we had from Malaga to Almeria including Granada!! We were only able to stay the one night as it was a bit of a whirlwind trip to decide on a spot to live - and I do believe that the valley of Lecrin has won my heart for its scenery, authenticity, friendly people and proximity to everything else that is Spain!

We made the relatively short and lovely drive to Granada the next morning and took all of Mark's advice in getting in and around what is like a museum of a city - something old and wonderful around every street corner on a perfect September day. It was then and there that I knew I would be moving to Spain and most likely Lecrin for its peaceful small town atmosphere on the edge of a dynamic and historical city. Sharon and Mark - see you again soon - hopefully within the year!!

Room tip: Remember the siesta and buy your groceries before the stores close. If you forget there is a large shopping/grocery store about a 5 minute drive up the hi way which has an excellent selection for anything you might need.
Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Liz S
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