Casa iris an idyllic house with spectacular mountain views in every direction
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About Owner/Property Manager
People talk a lot about the secret of manifesting abundance, for Yair & Ziza, the owners of Armonia Alpujarra, their story represents just that. It began in California (1992), where they both studied different forms of alternative healing & complementary medicine. Although, both from Israel, they didn’t know each other, but they’d both been attracted to the same place at the same time. Following their studies together they each searched new ways of expressing their healing abilities. They wanted to be able to help people to de-stress, understand the causes of their pain, put that pain behind them, help them to get in touch with their true selves to emerge feeling happier and more whole. Ziza developed her own style of Foot Reading. Yair created a diagnosis method based on reading people’s Auras and Chakras. Both unique systems support clients on their journey towards healing and well-being. Since realising their vision 'Creating a Healing Retreat Centre in Spain', which includes their rental properties, they have over 20 years experience, and their work continues to evolve. Yair & Ziza feel truly blessed to have found Armonia Alpujarra, a magical place that supports in nurturing mind, body & soul and, where they can bring people together to help them along their own journey of inner personal growth. Yair and Ziza both are dedicated to the healing arts, and a wellness life style. They both enjoy dancing, working on their land and spending time with people - their guests. Yoga and meditation is important part of their life and they particularly emphasize that they enjoy 'laughing and enjoying this magical opportunity called 'life'!.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this House in 2004
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Lanjarón
The location is amazing, as well as being in beautiful wild nature - peaceful, harmonious and healing - the property is only 5 mins from the famous Spa town of Lanjaron, only 45 mins from the wonderful City of Granada, and the same distance, just 45 mins, from the local beaches. Armonia Alpujarra is truly a special place providing the ideal opportunity to unwind and relax being, close to, and within, beautiful nature!
What makes this House unique
This property is situated a truly special place, peaceful, harmonious and healing! Guests cannot fail to go back home feeling rejuvenated and calm!
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Tranquility at its best
Casa Iris is just outside the beautiful spa town of Lanjaron in the Alpajarras. Both Lanjaron and Orgiva are only a short car drive away and both have an excellent array of restaurants and snack bars. It was lovely to be offered free tapas every time we ordered a cold drink! The Casa itself is down in the valley surrounded by orange, lemon, fig, and almond trees. It has all mod cons like wifi, tv and washing machine plus a wonderfully warm swimming pool for dipping in on hot days but all is totally secluded. I loved relaxing in the hammock listening to the crickets, the gentle tinkle of the goat bells and soft neighing of the horses a little further up the valley. The house is run on an eco friendly basis so if you expect an immaculate pristine house then this is not the house for you (no harsh chemicals are used in the cleaning of surfaces, bedding etc) but it is more than clean enough to live in very comfortably. If you want complete relaxation Casa Iris will more than meet your needs. Half an hour from the coast, Granada and some exquisite mountain villages this is a wonderful place to be. The only reason it gets 4 stars is that whilst the majority of the access to the Casa is on a Tarmac road the last little bit is on a dirt track and more suited to a 4x4 vehicle than the Ford Fiesta I was driving. It might be worth knowing this before booking your car hire. Yair and Zizi are very warm gentle people and nothing seemed too much trouble.
Dear Carol, Many thanks for your beautiful review and we are so happy you all enjoyed your stay at Casa Iris. I hope that future guests would not be taken back by your comment about the last part of the road. We are doing our best to maintain the road in good conditions and us as well as our guests find it completely accesible for a normal hire car.
We are looking forward to see you back.
Much love and best wishes,
Yair and Ziza
une villégiature paisible
Nous avons passé un moment de détente trop bref dans cette petite maison simple et attachante accrochée aux collines.
N'hésitez pas à profiter des séances de relaxations organisées par les hôtes on ne peut plus respectueux ou à fréquenter les bains de Lanjaron.
Dear Maxim, many thanks for your lovely review. It was pleasure to host you and your family. Many thanks as well for leaving the house so clean and tidy.
Hope you had great time in the rest of your trip.
Looking forward to see you again.
Regards, Yair and Ziza
Ruhige Idylle inmitten von Olivenbäumen und der Sierra Nevada
Sehr schön gelegene Unterkunft mit einem traumhaften Blick über die Olivenbäume und der den Hügeln der Sierra Nevada
It was great joy to host Dominique and his lovely family.
Thank you for coming.
Yair and Ziza
Un bel endroit au calme mais pourrait être mieux mis en valeur
La maison est perdue au milieu des oliviers dans une belle nature mais le lieu pourrait être mis plus en valeur. La maison est propre et assez grande pour un couple avec 2 enfants. Cependant, la terrasse est de bric et de broc, une bâche sert de toit, on ne peut pas s'asseoir sur le banc branlant. L'arrière est franchement sale alors qu'il pourrait accueillir un salon de jardin qui serait très agréable. Quant au hamac, il est sale et ne donne vraiment pas envie de se mettre dedans. La piscine est grande mais l'abri gâche le lieu même s'il est pratique pour protéger la piscine. Bref, des détails à améliorer pour un séjour parfait.
Thank you for writing your review and pointing out where we could improve.
We will do our best to make Casa Iris even nicer so future guests can enjoy it as well.
Wishing you all the best,
The famous and local Spa town of Lanjaron is 5 minutes drive away and a 30 min walk. Here, you will find everything you need, such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, quaint tourist shops (selling typical regional items) and a pharmacy/chemist. The main square is located towards the exit of the town, direction to Granada. In the square, you will find a great Ice Cream shop, Pizzeria and a delightful Pancake place.
Órgiva, approximately 15 mins drive away, is the central town of the Alpujarras and is famous for its double towered church as well as its multi-national residents. Here you find lots of great places to eat, with fabulous international cuisine with quirky touches. There are quite a few quirky cafe bars, panaderias (cake/bread shops), Tobacconists (sell stamps) and a Post Office.
Órgiva Market: Every Thursday, located at the top of town just past the town hall, ends at 2 pm. Specialises in big underwear, terrible Spanish music and bead jewellery. There can be some lovely one off stalls. A great place for people watching!
The bustling City of Granada is a fabulous place to explore and only 45 minutes drive by car. The City enjoys a cathedral, the Albaicin, Sacromonte gipsy quarters and, of course, the Alhambra Palace - book at least 2 days ahead, as tickets sell out quickly. Also in Granada, is the Aljibe Hammam (Arabic Spa Baths): a gorgeous place to spend a few hours relaxing, bathing and enjoying a massage. Remember to take a swimming costume.
In the surrounding areas there are many Mountain Villages - drive towards Órgiva and turn left just after the big BP garage, following signs to Trevelez. Three villages worth visiting at the top of the Poqueira Valley are Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira. They’re all very pretty with good cafes, bars and shops.