3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property on 2 levels, with soaring views over Orgiva
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About Robin Smith
I'm from Glasgow originally, and in 2004 I decided a change of direction was in order, and hit upon the beautiful Alpujarra region of rural Andalucia to make a fresh start with a holiday rental business - my Alpujarra Escape, you might say! I've never looked back, and I hope my guests love the area as much as I do...
Robin Smith purchased this House in 2005
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful location to explore the Alpujarra region. Superb!
Casa Rif in Cáñar was a superb point for us to explore the Alpujarra region. We thoroughly enjoyed our time basing our stay in Casa Rif. It is close enough to all the beautiful towns of Capileria, Bubion, Panpameria, Trevelez, Laharon, etc and yet it was the perfect quiet little town to retreat to after a day out. Robin’s house is in a wonderful location in Cáñar, surrounded by many friendly locals and beautiful flowers. We encountered first hand the simple life of the villagers; tending to their horses, flowers, pets, fruit and nut trees.
It is also a very central and convenient place for walks. We enjoyed GR-7 treks going westward towards Laharon and eastward to Soportujar right at our doorsteps. It is also a easy drive to Conchar where we enjoyed the Conchar Loop walk.
Robin was a superb host, friendly and communicative. His recommendation of El Corral in capileria for dinner was spot-on - our best meal in Alpujarra. He also made good his promise of clear skies (after a few cloudy nights) for some awesome star gazing. Only thing he fell short of was that we didn’t see the Milky Way !
Thanks so much for a lovely unforgettable experience, Robin.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with your family Shirley. Cañar and La Alpujarra generally does indeed offer a glimpse back in time to a quieter, more simple life - long may it last. The Conchar loop walk is a new one to me, and one I’ll have to check out. Thanks for the tip!
Great apartment, great view
My wife and I are new to Las Alpujarras, and were looking for a quiet village house to use as a base for walking the GR7 without needing to get in the car too often for shopping and the occasional meal out. Canar fitted the bill. And the views from Casa Rif - the photos online really don’t do it justice. Extraordinary. The apartment had everything we needed, was very comfortable and the village shop is only a minute’s walk away. Robin is a good host, making us feel very welcome and on hand with any questions about what there is to see and do. Very much recommended.
Thanks Robert - it was lovely to meet you both, and glad you enjoyed your week in Cañar. The view from the house is something special, and was the biggest draw for us when we bought the house!
Lovely stay beautiful location
Really lovely traditional property. Immaculately clean, with a beautiful roof terrace
. We were there in winter so enjoyed the hot tub under the stars and the cozy fire in the living room. Canar is a lovely village...one of the friendliest in the area. It bustles with its own life but as It's up a windy ( but well made) road to just that village it is also very peaceful. Thoroughly recommend. Thanks Robin!
Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting
This was our first visit to Canar and hope to be back for many more holidays. Winding up the zig-zagging road to the village we weren't quite sure what to expect! We were met by Robin who was extremely helpful, showing us not just round La Estrella but the whole village. The townhouse was clean with lovely decoration, and nothing can beat having your own private roof terrace (which is huge) and hot tub. We spent our days exploring the ting whitewashed villages along the GR7 walking route, then relaxing our tired muscles in the hot tub before barbecquing on the roof terrace. Lovely holiday accommodation with a really helpful and friendly owner. Highly recommended
Thanks so much for your comments - I'm really glad you both had a great time in Casa Rif, and look forward to meeting you in Cañar again soon.
Amazing stay in beautiful townhouse
My girlfriend and i arrived late after a delayed flight (after midnight) but Robin met us no questions asked and was both helpful and cheerful. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we felt relaxed instantly. On arrival to the apartment we were both very happy to see the place looked just as good in real life as it did in the photos. Also, the place was immaculate. We found the area very relaxing and enjoyed walking along the GR7 to the nearby villages. An added bonus was the wifi that Robin had just installed and the speed of the net was excellent. All in all we had a brilliant time and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
Thanks so much for posting such a lovely review - glad you had a great time at La Estrella, and hope to see you both again in Cañar sometime soon. Robin
Certainly an escape!
This was our first time in Cañar and it was just what we needed following a hectic end to our school terms.
The village itself is quaint and the locals are friendly when you starting chatting to them (well in pidgin-Spanish at least). As we were there in early April everything was relaxed and very quiet save the dogs, cats and other general sounds of the countryside. There are 3 bars of varying quality and a small shop for the basics (although a trip to Orgiva was needed for a more comprehensive stock up).
Robin was very welcoming and helpful. He was keen for us to feedback to him about new aspects of the flat such as the wi-fi (which worked perfectly) and was forthcoming with information about the local area.
The flat itself is a perfect balance of rustic and modern and provides plenty of space for relaxing. As we were only 2 in a space designed for a few more we were spoilt for space and we could definitely imagine returning with more people.
The main attraction to the flat, other than the hot tub of course, was the view from either balcony or the bedroom window. It was breathtaking day and night and you had to double check you were sitting there having dinner in private with such a backdrop.
As previously mentioned we would definitely return here as it is a great location just to relax, to go on walks and visit Granada. This was our first time to Andalucia and we are definitely fans!
Tom & Rosanna
Canar overlooks Orgiva in La Alpujarra and is 40 minutes from both the Costa Tropical and Granada with its famous Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens.