3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) House in Montejaque, Málaga

Casa Montejaque (formerly Casa Real), Montejaque. Recently restored village house.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi.
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Owner/Property Manager: Paul Whitelock
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Overview

Property Type: House
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per night: €100
High season price per night: €100
Average price per night:€100
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

CASA MONTEJAQUE, Montejaque, near Ronda

STOP PRESS! CASA MONTEJAQUE just got bigger and better and now offers real value-for-money!

Casa Montejaque in Montejaque (Málaga) now sleeps six adults and one infant. The owners have turned the large Burgundy Room into a family room with two single beds. and space for a child's cot. The Green Room offers a double bed, as before. The Ochre Room contains two single beds.

With its open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen; two modern bathrooms; shady internal patio and large 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 new modern bathrooms and an upgraded kitchen.
It currently sleeps six adults, plus 1 child by agreement.
Fully equipped. Free fibre-optic 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, Yaisha.

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 and healthiest places in town.


There is free fibre-optic 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, the third bedroom, named The Ochre Room, and the stairs to the first floor.

In the large first bedroom, named the Burgundy Room, you will find two single beds, a built-in wardrobe, a desk/dressing table, a 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, dressing table and wardrobe.

The newly completed third bedroom, christened The Ochre Room, is at the rear of the house. It has two single beds, a walk-in wardrobe, and a desk/dressing table.

All beds have brand new mattresses.

On the first floor, 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. The roof terrace has recently been extended to triple its former size. There are six chairs, a large table and two sun umbrellas. Also a built-in barbecue.

The traditional patio downstairs is completely private and perfect for al fresco dining. There is a table and six chairs and several plants, including a lovely scented jasmine.

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, new 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.

There is a cot and high chair 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 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*)

2024

Per night (minimum 3 nights) €100
One week €650
Two weeks €1200
One month €2200

Prices include electricity, water, gas, pellets (winter only) 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 15 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.

Other activities include horse-riding, 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 and a great atmosphere); Setenil de las Bodegas (cave dwellings, views and atmosphere); Jimera de Líbar (live music against a stunning mountain backdrop at Allioli Bar y Mas); 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 series of blogs on the website 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, Paul and friends also contribute the odd recipe.

Paul has recently developed his own information website, aimed at visitors and residents, which you should find interesting and helpful. Go to www.help-me-ronda.com. The website takes no payments, so all our recommendations are based on our own experiences and are impartial.

Articles 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, Ronda, 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. This is also our house. It used to be our home, so it is a cut above your average holiday rental. More information available here:
Telephone: 8+349 636 52 75 16
email: paulwhitelock@hotmail.com

Both Casa Montejaque and Casa Rita are available from 1 April 2024.

5 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

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

Casa Montejaque (Casa Real) ¡Qué maravilla!

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

¡Qué maravilla!

Casa Montejaque - Test Guests

By Hovis and Jacqui, Sheffield, and Richard, Belfast on 25-Oct-2021

We have stayed many times in CASA RITA and were honoured to be invited to be Paul''''s "test guests" in his newly renovated house, CASA REAL. It''''s lovely - a great mix of traditional features with 2 modern bathrooms and kitchen. We loved the internal patio for relaxing and eating and the views from the roof terrace are stunning.

Prices

1 April 2024 - 31 May 2024 Spring season 100€ per night; 650€ per week
1 June 2024 - 31 August 2024 Summer season 100€ per night; 650€ per week; 2200€ per mth
1 September 2024 - 21 December 2024 Autumn season 100€ per night; 650€ per week; 2000€ per mth
22 December 2024 - 6 January 2025 Christmas/New Year 95€ per night; 650€ per week

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

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

Theme

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