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Casa Lola - 2 bedrooms, charming

Casa Lola - 2 bedrooms, charming

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath

A lovingly restored traditional Alpujarran village house in Barranco Ferrer (in the municipality of Rubite), with access to private pool and hot tub, and only 7km from the lovely beaches of the Costa Tropical. Best of both worlds from only €32 per night!


Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM


64 Reviews

Alessandro User Profile
May 2018
The place is a absolutely astonishing, in the middle of nowhere but that's exactly what we were looking for to completely unplug. Mike was a great host even rescuing us when we managed to lock ourselves out on the terrace and also Rick was super friendly and helpful in letting us…
Roger User Profile
February 2018
A great place for those who like a bit of adventure. Mike was a great host, the apartment was clean, well equipped with juice and fresh eggs waiting in the frig. The hills above the village offer plenty of hiking opportunities with amazing views. The road is not bad. Yes, narrow…
Katherine User Profile
November 2017
We loved our time at Casa Lola. It was a great base for exploring Andalucia and it was lovely coming back to El Ferrer after a trip out. It felt like coming home. People talk about the track a lot in reviews, but really it's not that bad you soon get used to it and will be whi…
Tjerk User Profile
October 2017
Lovely location, very calm
Peter User Profile
October 2017
Casa Lola is a very nice and unique little place. We loved the location, very secluded in a small friendly village in the mountains. Yet its still close to the coast. The drive up there is a bit bumpy (the steep and narrow dirt road might not be for everyone) but well worth the e…
Mike User Profile
Response from Mike:
Thank you Peter for your kind comments. I must correct you on one point though, the steep and narrow road is not dirt, it was paved two years ago. The only part which is still dirt is the 300 metres of flat track next to the river at the bottom of our hill. I take on board your comments about the mattresses, every winter we review and upgrade something in the house, and the WIFI is being completely renewed and rewired next week. The mattresses will shortly follow. The lounge area is indeed quite small, as we state in our description, the house is perfect for 2, but a bit of a squash for 4. Unfortunately more guests seem to just go on the price, rather than reading the description fully first. And you are correct, it is GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, particularly when you include the welcome food pack (fresh eggs, milk, juice, butter, jam, water, etc), the use of the swimming pool and hot tub,and not forgetting the ever-present, helpful and attentive Ed. Most Airbnb properties in which I have stayed around the world, I have never ever met the host, let alone had an Ed on hand 24/7 !!
October 2017
Patrycja User Profile
September 2017
We really wanted to like Casa Lola but unfortunately whatever was charming about it is long gone. The pictures look much better than the property itself, which is run down and needs a lot of attention. There was some water damage which left holes in the ceiling as well as a mould…
Mike User Profile
Response from Mike:
Thank you for your valuable feedback about Casa Lola. Whilst I take on board some of your comments about the property, it is advertised and priced as “simply but tastefully furnished”. You certainly seemed bowled over by its charm when I showed you round after your very delayed arrival. It is now nearing the end of the season, and it will be redecorated and refurbished accordingly as it is every winter. Meanwhile it is on sale at UNDER €26 a night, which is what you paid for it, a very modest amount for a 2-bedroomed house with access to our private pool and hot tub. You never mentioned the pool and hot tub, presumably then I can therefore assume that you were perfectly happy with them! (BTW, we have checked the cooker and all the 4 gas hobs and the electric oven are working fine, so I’m not sure what to make of that comment). I am, however, very concerned about your comments about my attitude being unwelcoming, in 16 years of living here and renting out my modest properties at modest prices, that is a first! Was it the fact that I drove down the mountain for 7km to meet and greet you after your flight was badly delayed, showed you around the house and pool and hot tub personally, answered all your written questions in a polite and timely manner prior to your arrival, popped over on your second night to rescue you after you had mysteriously locked yourselves out on your roof terrace, and then went out and bought and installed a new router for you when your internet connection refused to work? Please DO let me know at which point, exactly, you felt I was unwelcoming! When I showed you around the village after your arrival, I pointed out exactly where Ed, Lucy and myself live (20 metres from Casa Lola!), and invited you to knock on the office door, or pop round to the main door anytime you needed anything. Here we work as a team, and so if I am down working on the boat, then, yes, Ed will be the one who responds to guest’s requests (or Lucy). As far as I am aware, you didn’t ever do that, preferring instead to communicate by (Hidden by Airbnb) . When you messaged me to say you were leaving early, I immediately contacted Ed who popped round to see you within ten minutes to find out if there was a problem, and apparently you told him that everything was fine and that having seen everything you wanted to in the area, you had decided to go and stay near Malaga for a few nights. What is perfectly clear to me is that prior to booking to stay in our village and at Casa Lola you didn’t properly read the full description on the Airbnb pages, and so both the house and the village didn’t measure up to your perceived expectations of a real Spanish experience.
September 2017
Christopher User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful, calm, tiny and cozy village in the mountains.

Hosted by Mike

Motril, SpainJoined in July 2010
Mike User Profile
175 Reviews
We moved to Spain in 2001, to this beautiful and sunny part of Andalucia. We live in a stunningly rebuilt white mountain village, El Ferrer, just 10 minutes from the sparkling, warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean, and some of the best, emptiest beaches in Southern Spain. We a…
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
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Rubite, Granada, Spain

This is rural ans unspoilt Spain. If you are looking for lively nightlife, noise, traffic, then go elsewhere, Marbella or Nerja would be better suited to you.

Getting around

You MUST have a car to get around. There is no local transport, just a few donkeys, long retired.

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