Rentals means 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 to
the different areas - and with time we
moved further and further inland.
fascination of inland Andalusia would
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 local
residents. As well as the dining
experiences with traditional dishes
prepared with local ingredients - and the
engagement in all local festivities and
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 the 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 more than 5 years now.
We started out 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 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 a few years now and who we
can trust to deliver nice, clean, safe and unique
holiday homes to our guests.
Arpa Finca Malaga
The idea about unique
holiday homes was born at El Arpa, where we have
engaged all our energy in creating the perfect
frame for great holidays in the nature between
mountain and lakes.
El Arpa 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
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see our El Arpa website.