2 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) House in Montejaque, Málaga

Casa Montejaque (formerly Casa Real), Montejaque. Newly restored village house.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking.
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Owner: Paul Whitelock
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Overview

  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Montejaque, Málaga
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per night: €75
  • High season price per night: €75
  • Average price per night:€75
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (5 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

CASA MONTEJAQUE, Montejaque, near Ronda

STOP PRESS! CASA MONTEJAQUE just got bigger

Casa Montejaque in Montejaque (Málaga) now sleeps five. The owners have turned the large Burgundy Room into a family room with three single beds. The Green Room offers a double bed, as before. In addition, there is space for a cot in the large bedroom.

With its open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen; two modern bathrooms; shady internal patio and roof terrace with views, this is the holiday home for you in this beautiful pueblo blanco.

Literally one minute from the square (if that) this tastefully restored 19th Century village house is well-priced.

There may be last minute discounts for late bookers. Please contact the owner.

Well located near the village square in Montejaque, Casa Montejaque is traditional in style, with two modern bathrooms and kitchen.
It currently sleeps five adults, plus 1 child by agreement.
Fully equipped. Free WIFI.
Rural tourism at its best.

Casa Montejaque is a charming restored village house located one minute from the square in Montejaque, a pretty pueblo blanco in the Grazalema Natural Park, and just 20-minutes drive from Ronda.

.We live nearby so are on hand to meet you on arrival, to orientate you and to be available throughout your stay for any queries or to solve any problems. Between us we speak English, Spanish, German and French.

Because we renovated it ourselves to be a second home, Casa Montejaque is a cut above your average rental. The house offers comfortable living throughout. It is well furnished with lots of personal items belonging to us.

Officially registered with the authorities as a vivienda rural, Casa Montejaque has to meet strict standards of comfort and safety and is regularly inspected.

Nº: VTAR/MA/03565

As a result of the pandemic, the house is also subject to a set of Covid-19 protocols, which are strictly adhered to. In addition, the house is thoroughly cleaned between lets by our faithful cleaner, Mari-Ángeles..

We provide disinfectant gels as well as soap in both bathrooms and in the kitchen/living area.

You can holiday in Casa Montejaque confident that you are staying in one of the cleanest places in town.


There is free WIFI, a Bluetooth speaker, a CD player cum radio and a DVD player and a television in the lounge.

Casa Montejaque has been imaginatively designed to retain many traditional features but with modern bathrooms and kitchen.

The house allows guests to get the best out of the surrounding area and the wonderful climate.

The large L-shaped lounge, dining room and kitchen retain many original features. This leads into the hallway which in turn leads to the patio, the downstairs bathroom, the laundry room and the stairs to the first floor.

In the large first bedroom, named the Burgundy Room, you will find three single beds, a built-in wardrobe, a dressing table, a sofa and wall-mounted flat-screen TV. There is room for a cot/child’s bed.

The second bedroom, the Green Room, has a standard double bed, 2 bedside tables, and wardrobe.
All four beds have brand new mattresses.

There is a second bathroom and stairs leading to the roof terrace.

The roof terrace affords a 360° view of this most beautiful of the pueblos blancos of the Serranía de Ronda, as well as the emblematic mountains Hacho and Tavizna and the surrounding valley and olive and citrus groves. There are four chairs, a table and a sun umbrella.

The traditional patio downstairs is completely private and perfect for al fresco dining. There is a table and chairs and a barbecue. There is a lovely scented jasmine growing here.

The municipal swimming pool is 20 minutes walk away or five minutes by car.

As a self-catering house, you’ll find everything you need for a perfect stay.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, kettle, coffee maker and microwave oven. It is fully stocked with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, herbs and spices, coffee, tea, infusions, sugar, etc.

Casa Montejaque currently has two bedrooms (a 3rd will be available at a future date).

There are cots and high chairs available free of charge.

The two modern bathrooms are brand new. The upstairs bathroom has a WC, bidet, washbasin, vanity unit and a full bath with shower over.

The downstairs bathroom is a wet room with WC, bidet, washbasin and a walk-in luxury shower.

There is a separate laundry room with a brand new washing machine and traditional Spanish pila or sink.

Linen and towels are all included to make your stay more enjoyable.


House rules:

Check-in time is from 3 pm and check-out is 10 am.
Smoking is not allowed, except on the roof terrace.
Free on-street parking is available throughout the village, as well as two municipal car parks (also free)..
Pets are not allowed at the property.
Strictly no parties allowed.


There is also a selection of board games, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy.


Cleaning before and after your stay is included in the price. Extra cleaning and fresh bedding and towels can be provided for a nominal charge of €50.

Prices (fully inclusive – no extras*)

2022

There may be a last minute discount available. Please contact the owner.

Per night (minimum 3 nights) €75
One week €500
Two weeks €950
One month €1800

Prices include electricity, water, gas, pellets and final clean

*Extra cleaning and fresh bed linen and towels are available on request for an extra charge of €50 per time.

Payment is by transfer to our Spanish bank account. Details will be provided when you make a booking.

Local amenities

Ronda is 20 minutes away by car. For us Ronda is one of the best cities in Andalucía. It’s simply stunning and the main reason we came to live here permanently 12 years ago. See https://www.secretserrania.com/2021/03/ronda-city-of-dreams/ and
https://www.secretserrania.com/2021/01/andalucias-3-cs-cadiz-cordoba-ciudad-sonada/ and https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/08/the-most-stunning-place-in-spain/ and https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/07/help-help-me-ronda-why-is-this-stunning-mountain-town-in-spain-so-special/

There are lots of walking routes in the vicinity. There are two excellent walking guidebooks in English in our library: Walking in Andalucía by Guy Hunter-Watts and Walking in the Ronda Mountains by Tony Bishop and Eva Monica Bratek. Please feel free to use them.

Cycles are available to hire, guided or non-guided. We can recommend two local companies, Hike and Bike the Sierras and Andalucían Cycling Experience. Both are British-owned and well-established.

There are horse-riding options too. We recommend Paddock Paradise Ronda, based in La Algaba just four kilómetros south of Ronda. The company offers rural horseriding breaks. For more information visit their website at www.paddockparadiseronda.com or phone 649 89 73 27

Other activities include paragliding, hot-air balloon rides, jeep safaris, quad-biking, canyoning and many more.

The nearest beach (San Pedro de Alcántara, Costa del Sol) is an hour away. Estepona and Manilva (also Costa del Sol) are 1.5 hours away and Bolonia (Costa de la Luz) is a 2 hour drive away.

There are Roman remains at Acinipo (20 minutes), Málaga (1.5 hours) or, best of all, Baelo Claudio, at Bolonia, Costa de la Luz (2 hours).

The pueblos blancos of Málaga and Cádiz provinces offer beauty, tranquillity, stunning scenery and authentic tradition. Our favourites are Montejaque, of course, (our second home, pretty, tranquil and friendly), Grazalema (stunning scenery and great walks), Zahara de la Sierra (beautiful views), Setenil de las Bodegas (cave dwellings and views), Jimera de Líbar (live music and international burgers against a stunning mountain backdrop at Bar Allioli), Gaucín (vibrant art scene and views), Jimena de la Frontera (flower-bedecked and great views) and Genalguacil, the so-called pueblo museo, where the whole village is an art gallery full of sculptures and other art works.

El Caminito del Rey is 60 minutes away. You need to book online in advance.

Málaga, Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera are 1.5 hours by car, Cádiz 2 hours and Granada and Córdoba 2.5 hours. All are accessible by bus or train from Ronda. Many people include an overnight stay if they visit these cities, in order to have more time to make the most of their stay there. Please note that if you intend to visit the Alhambra in Granada, you need to book in advance here: https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/info/ticketsale.asp . It is also advisable to book sherry tours in Jerez in advance. Just decide which bodega you want to visit and go to their website. We like the González Byass tour.

Paul writes a regular blog on the websites Ronda Today (www.rondatoday.com) and EyeOnSpain (www.eyeonspain.com). There is also archive material on Secret Serranía (www.secretserrania.com). Here you can read more about some of the places mentioned as well as his musings on life, living in Andalucía and articles about the Spanish language. Rita and Paul also contribute the odd recipe.

Of particular interest might be:

https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/08/top-10-places-to-visit-around-the-serrania-de-ronda/
https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/08/genial-genalguacil/
https://www.secretserrania.com/2021/02/all-about-gaucin/
https://www.secretserrania.com/2021/02/montejaque-my-first-ever-stay/
https://www.rondatoday.com/vegetarian-vegan-gluten-free-food-options-in-ronda/


Meet the owners

Paul and Rita met in Ronda at the Feria de Pedro Romero (Ronda’s annual festival) in September 2008 and hit it off straightaway. A few months later Paul emigrated from the UK and they lived together in Casa Rita in Montejaque for nearly three years. They married in 2010 and moved to Villa Indiana in 2011.

https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/11/meet-secret-serrania-blogger-paul-whitelock/
https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/12/from-germany-to-spain-meet-secret-serrania-contributor-rita-whitelock/
https://www.secretserrania.com/2020/11/how-we-found-our-dream-home-in-the-serrania-de-ronda/


Other alternative places to stay:

Casa Rita
Village house in Montejaque – sleeps four

Remaining availability in September and October 2022

5 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Casa Montejaque (Casa Real) ¡Qué maravilla!

By María Bañón y familia, Mérida, E on 01-Aug-2022

¡Qué maravilla!

5 of of 5

Casa Montejaque (Casa Real) Twin town visitors 29 January 2022 – 20 Mar 2022

By Oliver Doehring and Lily Summers on 01-Mar-2022

“Hallo. My name is Oliver and I live in Hohenklingen, near Knittlingen, Germany. I’m a friend and colleague of your stepson Johannes and he’s suggested we might come and visit you in Montejaque, which is of course twinned with Knittlingen.” This message, in German, popped up in Messenger on my phone one day last Autumn. I got in touch immediately on behalf of myself and my wife Rita, Johannes’ mother. It turns out that Johannes, when aged 15, attended a carpentry/joinery workshop being run by Oliver, a member of the guild of joiners, and Johannes was so inspired that he trained to be a joiner, and is now, 25 years later, also a member of the guild and an experienced and talented joiner. Johannes and Oliver often work together. When Johannes found out that Oliver, his partner Lily and their four children were planning an extended visit to Spain, he suggested getting in touch with us. Now, after several messages and phone calls, the “Summers” (their surname – Lily is half-Scottish) are living rent-free in Casa Real, my recently “re-formed” house in Montejaque. Why rent-free? Because Oliver’s “rent” is to complete a number of carpentry jobs we have in our three properties here. Their three girls, Leyla 10, Amy 8 and Alice 7, are already settled in the Colegio Público in Montejaque, and Lily has enrolled on the weekly Spanish class in the village. Lily and Oliver are currently on maternity/paternity leave, as their fourth child, baby Cailan is only six months old (baby leave in Germany is very generous), but despite still getting some pay, they need to work to supplement their income. As a joiner, Oliver was in great demand. As well as the jobs he’s done for us in lieu of rent, his order book for the period of their stay was full. Three kitchen renovations, a terrace roof, a large bookcase and some bespoke spice racks were some of the commissions he undertook. Lily is a trained and experienced physiotherapist and can offer a range of treatments, including reflex therapy and Dorn method. She had four patients: two English residents (back and shoulder respectively), a Spanish hotelier (back) and me (my 71-year-old spinal column suffered a lot during the reform of Casa Real!) And as if that wasn’t enough, they’re both talented guitarists/singers and appeared on two separate occasions at open mike sessions at Bar Allioli in nearby village Jimera de Libar. “We had a great time in Montejaque and it was very generous of Paul to let us live in his house, Casa Real, free of charge,” wrote Lily. The three girls were enthusiastic about the village school, where they were readily accepted by the other children. Leyla, 10, wrote: “We loved going to school here. For me it was the best school I have ever attended. Everybody was very friendly; we even called the teachers by their first names, which was strange for us at first, because in Germany the teachers are always Herr ‘This’ and Frau ‘That’!” Amy and Alice both said they were sad to leave and hope they can return some day. Knittlingen, March 2022

5 of of 5

Winter at Casa Montejaque (aka Casa Real)

By Joe King on 09-Dec-2021

Joe King 9 December 2021 at 11:19 pm Just checked out Casa Real for winter warmth as a favour to my pal Paul, the owner. The weather was really cold at the end of November. Nevertheless, this old house with its super-thick external walls proved easy to warm up. A gas heater was sufficient to take the chill off the L-shaped lounge, dining room and kitchen. The bedrooms just needed an electric oil-filled radiator to make them comfortable for sleeping and the wall heater in the bathroom warmed the room up quickly while you took a bath or a shower. With its location just off the square, everywhere was easily accessible on foot. I particularly enjoyed the proximity of Bar Nazarí just around the corner. Casa Real is not available to rent until April, but I think it could be made available sooner. What do you think, Paul?

5 of of 5

Prices

1 June 2022 - 20 August 2022 Summer season 85€ per night; 550€ per week; 2000€ per mth
21 August 2022 - 21 December 2022 Autumn season 75€ per night; 500€ per week
22 December 2022 - 6 January 2023 Christmas/New Year 90€ per night; 600€ per week

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Wood stove
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
DVDs
Video Library
Music Library
Games
Books
Balcony
Golf
Kayak/Canoe
Water Sports Equipment

Theme

Adventure
Away from it all
Family
Historic
Romantic
Sports activities
Tourist attractions