local experiences, authentic country and
village houses, whitewashed villages,
mountains and olive groves.
We are a
Danish couple that, as most foreigners,
started out on the coast, near to beach,
international restaurants and lots of
shopping possibilities. After a few year
we got caught by the need to look inland
and experience a more authentic Spain. We
spent lots of week ends driving around
the different areas - and with time we
moved further and further inland.
fascination of inland Andalusia wouldn't
stop; the amazing nature, the mountains,
the lakes, the woods and the silver
shining olive grooves with small fincas
and huge whitewashed cortijos. And the
villages with curious and helpful locals.
As well as the dining experiences of
traditional dishes prepared with local
ingredients - and our participation/engagement
in all local festivities and fiestas.
have gone by and we still learn, get
fascinated and get surprised... We have
by now found our own place, our own
finca, our own village and our own people
- and now we would like to share some of
all this with our guests, so that you may
have just a little bit of all the beauty,
fascination and heart gripping
experiences there is by living among the
locals in the real Andalusia.
Rikke & Michael
would love to hear from you:
Country & Village Houses
We bought and restored the old
Andalusian farmhouse "El Arpa" in The
Lake District of Malaga, where we let apartments
to hikers, birdwatchers and other nature lovers -
and we live here ourselves.
When the demand for El Arpa
became so high that we where unable to
accommodate all the enquirers we started letting
on behalf of other house owners as well - and
have been doing that for 10 years now.
We started up with properties
in our area, but it soon spread to other places
inland as well as to the coasts.
At first our neighbours,
family, friends and acquaintances asked if we
would let their properties for them - and since
then they have recommended us to others and we
now have a broad network of property owners that
we have been working with for many years now and
who we can trust to deliver nice, clean, safe and
unique holiday homes to our guests.
The idea about unique
and authentic holiday homes was born at our own
finca, where we have engaged all our energy in
creating the perfect frame for great holidays in
the nature between mountain and lakes.
It is a more than 100
years old farmhouse, so it has of course lots of
andalusian spirit and history.
The 6 studio apartments
for 2 persons each have been decorated nicely
with lots of light through the big windows, which
allows you to lie in the bed watching the lake.
They have brick build kitchens and other
Andalusian details combined with original
paintings and great sense of detail.
It is in the perfect
place, as it is located in the middle of
Andalucía - just 1½ hours drive to each of the
big cities. Although there is not a house in
sight we are located just 4 km from the old dam
with 4 restaurants, a camping site and lots of