Private, luxury, self-catering villa with large pool, near Ronda


Totally private, stylish, luxury, self-catering villa with large, private swimming pool, near Ronda, inland Andalucia - Welcome to Finca El Olivar.

Finca El Olivar is a luxurious, spacious and extremely comfortable, four bedroom finca set within its own olive grove and surrounded by rolling farmland with panoramic views of the mountains of the Serranía de Ronda, the Sierra de las Nieves and Grazalema National Park. Decorated in a soothing palette of white and muted colours, with whitewashed beams and terracotta floors throughout, the finca is beautifully and luxuriously furnished, in a rustic, contemporary style, with design classics, vintage pieces and original artwork.

The house is exceptionally comfortable and well appointed with a well-equipped kitchen, hotel quality mattresses and linens, thick, fluffy towels and gorgeous bathrooms. El Olivar is in an idyllic location yet only a few miles from Ronda with an authentic bar restaurant less than five minutes away and an exceptional hotel restaurant within walking distance.

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“Home is where the heart is”


“The biggest compliment we can give is that we feel at home in your house. We want to give you a big hug and say thank you for staying in this nice place. We love the details, materials, technical equipment, colours, furniture....even the toys and children's books were so nice! We've had a really wonderful time.”

Letty and family - The Netherlands  (October 2017 )

“Charming house in a beautiful location ”


“Everything from the booking, communication, our greeting at the villa, and our stay, couldn't be faulted. This villa is absolutely beautiful, kept in first class condition, it's wonderfully clean and had everything we needed. Would happily recommend El Olivar to friends and family with no hesitation. ”

Andrew & family, UK  (September 2017)

“I have thoroughly enjoyed pretending that this is my house : )”


“What an amazing place! We have had such a fabulous time. With two small children the pool and the privacy have been just fantastic. The house is just great - we've made use of all terraces, have had many happy barbecues, and have really appreciated all the special touches. A fantastic holiday - thank you so much!”

Sophie & family, UK  (August 2017)

“The Seven Andalucian Wonders”


“1. El Olivar, the splendid house with terraces for each hour of the day - and a view! 2. Chris - book his tour and let him surprise you! 3. Hilde, a warm welcome and remarkable care your whole stay 4. Cueva del Gato - yes jump! feel each vein in your body. 5. De Locos Tapas - delicious! 6. Plaza del Toros de Ronda in the evening 7. Ronda wines and olives”

Caroline & family - Antwerp, Belgium  (July 2017)

“What a memorable treasure!”


“We found El Olivar so delightful we could barely bring ourselves to venture out and explore. We tried so many of the highly recommended restaurants; De Locos Tapas, Tragata and, just outstanding, El Muelle de Arriate.”

Holly - California  (June 2017)

“LOTS of fond memories in only a few days”


“So beautifully done and so peaceful. Ronda is stunning, we loved the wine tasting, standing on the barrels was a high point! Beautiful house, food & location”

Olly & Leni - UK  (June 2017)

“What a beautiful place to stay!”


“We had a truly fun and uplifting time! Being bold and diving in the crystal blue water at the Cueva del Gato, going on a jeep tour and wine tasting in stunning Ronda - a very memorable time.”

Jamie & Lizzie - Somerset, UK  (June 2017)

“A beautiful finca that makes you forget about everything.”


“The location of the house is phenomenal and the surrounding landscape as well. The pictures show exactly what it looks like. Total peace can be found here. The house is beautifully decorated and the 3 terraces let you live with the rhythm of the sun.”

Karolien - Vosselare, Belgium  (May 2017)

“Memories made”


“A wonderful week spent here in this beautiful villa, El Olivar was perfect. We have truly loved every minute especially the secret swimming spot and eating out at Molino del Santo and De Locos Tapas. Until next year!”

The French family - UK  (July 2017)

“We will definitely be back!”


“We were looking for a quiet, relaxing break from the stresses of work and we certainly got that here! Everything has been so carefully thought out was really appreciated! When we could tear ourselves away from the poolside we loved wandering around Ronda and Arriate as well as a breathtaking walk in the hills with unmissable views at sunset!”

Lisa & Lisa - Brighton  (April 2017)

“We had a wonderful time here!”


“Beautiful house in a great location in Ronda's beautiful surroundings. No need to go out if you don't feel like it, 'cause everything is here! Ronda Guitar House is great for an intimate Spanish guitar concert. We were lucky to be here during Sevilla's Feria de avril...Sevillanos know how to party!”

Monique & family - Antwerp, Belgium  (May 2017)

“What an amazing house! It felt like coming home”


“Quiet, beautiful design and a lot of space outside for our three boys. This was our first time in Ronda and we will definitely come back and thanks to Hilde for such a warm welcome on day one.”

Daphne & Family - Oslo  (April 2017)

“A very relaxing and peaceful stay.”


“Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We loved the contemporary design - looks like a pinterest picture - as well as the beautiful surroundings.”

Michiel & Maryse - Belgium  (October 2016)

“The most amazing and relaxing stay.”


“The attention to detail such as the decor, lighting and (for me) the wine fridge has been fantastic! Our 2 and 4 year old boys have loved it all... We'd love to come back sometime. Nos gusto El Olivar!”

Kristen, Ryan, Jake, Joel and Sheila - UK  (October 2016)

“It has been a perfect, relaxing week!”


“We've had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house which has made it very easy to do very little! We did enjoy quite a few of the restaurant recommendations - De Locos Tapas was outstanding: divine food in the prettiest spot in the old town. The Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera was a treat and an equally pleasing setting. We also enjoyed El Muelle at Arriate - the ham was unforgettable.”

Lisa & Steve - UK  (September 2016)

“Thoroughly relaxing place to stay”


“Safe, quiet and very well equipped. Had two great meals at Hotel La Fuente .....nice to be able to walk, and at El Muelle de Arriate. Our favourite meals were at De Locos Tapas. Chris' trip in his 4x4 was a highlight and well worth it to see the surrounding area. We hope to return.”

Ralph, Rosalind, Bryony, Gavin, Alice & Guy - UK  (September 2016)

“Beautiful, stylish and thoughtful”


“Stunning property - stylish but relaxed - with lots of shade and places to hang out with family and friends. The owners had been so thoughtful with lots of special touches throughout the house (beautifully crafted toys, interesting books etc). The villa and the location exceeded our expectations and made for a wonderful holiday.”

Naomi - UK  (August 2016)

“If you like space, tranquility and privacy, this is the ideal location - it's perfect!”


“We had an amazing week during our stay in El Olivar! At dusk and dawn we had the pleasant company of a little owl visible through the door in the kitchen....We really enjoyed playing table tennis and soccer, the house is also very child friendly...and the perfect place for groups to relax... We had a wonderful stay!”

Emmeline & family - Tilburg, Netherlands  (March 2017)

“Beautiful villa in stunning location”


“The villa was even more beautiful than in the photos, the attention to detail was excellent and the gardens and location were perfect. The house was spotless, with the comfiest bed ever! I cannot recommend El Olivar highly enough.”

Hayley & family - UK  (September 2016)

“Beautiful house, surrounded by olive groves and mountains - perfect for relaxing”


“The perfect place for the whole family to relax. Between the pool and the table tennis our two young men (16 and 20) had plenty to do while we lounged. The south terrace looking across the pool to Ronda provided a cool and restful spot for endless reading and we had many banquets after a glass or two watching the sun go down behind the foothills. We loved the rooms - so lovingly thought through - a great space for slowing down. ”

Alice C - UK  (July 2016)

“Gorgeous contemporary retreat”


“Every vista was spectacular (especially if you get up to watch the sun rise) and the much needed pool in August was perfect... lovely design touches, well equipped and roomy. If you are looking for luxury in the Ronda area, I think this villa would be pretty hard to beat - Well summarised by my 8 year old son; “best holiday ever!””

G & family - UK  (August 2016)

“A wonderful and relaxing week”


“The villa is beautiful inside and out. We managed to slip into the Spanish way of living very easily. The location is fantastic, feeling rural but actually a stone's throw from Ronda. We feel truly chilled and ready for a couple of nights in Seville before heading back.”

The A. family - UK  (August 2016)

“A wonderful way to spend our anniversary”


“The house is beautiful and the detail, design and love put into it was truly appreciated. The subtle but very effective sustainability efforts were wonderful. We often wondered - should we even leave the house to explore the local towns? A wonderful experience - Thank you!”

Samantha & Tom - Australia  (July 2016)

“The location is perfect with great views, an easy drive into Ronda, highly recommended!”


“We were an extended family of 8 people from 6 to 65 years old. The house was as described with good quality fittings and well furnished, luxurious without losing the authentic touch... All in all highly recommended and everyone had a great time”

Jon & family - UK  (July 2016)

“Ein so wunderschön eingerichtetes Ferienhaus ist die absolute Ausnahme!”


“Absoluter Höhepunkt: der Weinkühlschrank!”

Christiane B. - Germany  (October 2017)

“Many thanks for such a wonderful stay!”


“It has been such an immense pleasure to stay in such a beautiful villa which is in such a delightful location. It is so tastefully furnished and well equipped with quality gadgets, we have loved the coffee machine! We have explored the local area on foot - such stunning walks - and enjoyed all the recommended restaurants. If you are here in spring you could join the locals in hunting for wild asparagus!”

The Thompsons and Jones Reynolds  (April 2018)

“What a special place! We could stay here forever!”


“Everything you could need and want, simply magic. I hope we can return one day!”

The De Frys  (June 2018)

“Would love to return one day”


“We have all enjoyed a relaxing stay in the fantastic El Olivar, both kids and grown ups alike! We had an amazing 'family moon'”

The Lovedays  (June 2018)

“What a paradise!”


“We loved this place! The interior is just splendid! Must dos: De Locos Tapas A tour with Chris and a swim in the waterfall under the puerto nuevo Shopping in Malaga And so many other things...just ENJOY!”

Sophie, Anthony & friends  (July 2018)

“Sad to be leaving this absolutely amazing place!”


“We had the most perfect and peaceful week. The beautiful surroundings, the morning coffee (very good!) whilst enjoying the view, the lovely interior with all the details, the relaxing pool, the millions of table tennis games, the welcome by Hilde - we all loved it! Thank you for sharing your house with us, hope to be back one day.”

Family Goovaerts  (July 2018)

“As an interior designer she loved the house and all its details!”


“We, a family with two boys (15 &17) and both our parents, spent a week in this amazing house. Thank you for all your hospitality.”

Frederik & family Belgium  (August 2018)

“A fabulous relaxing week with friends”


“The children loved the pool and space to explore. We enjoyed an amazing wild swim at the Zahara reservoir. Would thoroughly recommend the bar at the Hotel Molino del Arco just a short walk up the path. Wish we could stay longer!”

The Tylers & The Frenchs Somerset  (August 2018)

“A fabulous spot which is a beautiful place to spend a week”


“The villa is trés chic. So many well thought out touches. Thank you so much for sharing. Our children have had a particularly fabulous time. And for us, a glass of Rioja by the pool, with such a view - unforgettable!”

The Walker Watsons UK  (August 2018)

“No one wants to leave!”


“Great house, great location. We have had a hugely enjoyable week. Loved Ronda but mainly stuck to the house - a truly smashing holiday home! ”

Family Fogg, London  (September 2018)

Private country retreat near the beautiful city of Ronda


Ideally located, in the highly sought after, unspoilt, los Frontones area, off the beaten track, the villa is rural, tranquil and completely private yet has easy access to the beautiful hilltop city of Ronda - one of the finest pueblos blancos - and the many charms of inland Andalucia: Ronda is less than ten minutes by car or a twenty minute bike ride and the lively village of Arriate is only five minutes away. The area is well known for its fabulous hospitality, stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife and flourishing vino tourism.

Escape the stresses of modern life in total luxury and peace – slow living at its finest

The atmosphere is extremely calming and everything is on hand for a fabulously relaxing holiday. Superbly suited to family get-togethers or romantic getaways, with its thick walls, shady terraces and air conditioning, the villa stays cool even in the height of summer. A wood burner and central heating keep the house cosy through the short Andalucian winters.

Mature vines provide much needed shade over the south facing terrace which stretches the full width of the house and overlooks the garden with its inviting, private pool and stunning, 360 degree views. Take a leisurely breakfast on the east facing terrace looking towards the olive grove and lush valley or sip a glass of wine from one of the many excellent local vineyards and watch the sun set over the mountains to the west. A paella burner, Weber barbecue and well-stocked herb garden add to the appeal of al fresco dining. The villa sits in a nature lover’s, bird watcher’s and walker’s paradise with walks right from the door and the stunning vistas offer incredible inspiration to those with an artistic or photographic inclination. The gastronomic specialities and creative cuisine of the local area wait to be discovered, this is a foodie’s dream.

Ideal for a family holiday or well earned short break, spacious enough for eight yet romantic and intimate

Families are well catered for, from toddlers to teenagers, with thoughtful little touches; toys, books, games, the fabulous pool in the large, enclosed garden, table tennis, wi-fi throughout the house and around the pool area, walking, bird and wildlife books, binoculars, artist’s materials and a comprehensive guide to the sights and delights of the local area mean no one will be getting bored. Activities and experiences such as yoga, mountain biking, horse riding, wild swimming and wine tasting can easily be arranged or simply relax in the complete peace and serenity of the garden where sunny days are lingering and plentiful and stars crowd the night sky.

El Olivar offers luxury self-catering and the best of both worlds - rural tranquility with fabulous views, yet easy access to the beautiful medieval city of Ronda

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