Andalusia is a sorceress, a land located between - not quite in Europe, but not in Africa. She is like a woman dancing flamenco in "tablao", beautiful, energetic and mysterious. Everyday there is a taste of tapas and wine, and the harsh mountains are adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and the Strait of Gibraltar. Here, in the valley of the Sierra de Maria-Los-Velez mountains, 3 km from the charming eighteenth-century city of Velez-Rubio lies the Polish refuge of life in the slogan.
Bienvenido! Welcome to the Andalusian hacienda smelling of oranges, surrounded by almond trees and fig trees. Away from many modern addictions is waiting "Casa rural", or ecological guesthouse on the top of the mountains, with two storeys at your disposal. It is here, thanks to Paulina, Bartek, Stach and Józi, that a new definition of the word movement is being created. Celebration of the morning coffee, ecological garden, telephones off during the day, night swimming in the pool and view worth one million euros. Starry seances await the serene, warm nights, which in the wasteland, far from the city lights, shine so clearly that they draw more than the TV series on Netflix. There are also common dinners, fruit smoothies with electricity, local wines as well as chorizo and jamon on the agenda.
We invite you to a house in which not only objects but also thoughts are upcycling, an hour's walk to the deserted beach, and the mountains are breathtaking. Pack your bags and get ready for a large dose of vitamin D.
Paulina i Bartek
We are modern hippies, we do what we love, we are free and faithful to our life values. For 20 years we have been building a shared life, we are bringing up Stach and Józia, and since 4 we have been creating the REC.ON brand - we design recycled design. We decided to switch to the "slow" mode in full swing, which is why we exchanged big city Warsaw for the tiny town of Velez Rubio, sewn up among the Andalusian mountains. We create our home and guest house in the true spirit of conscious ecology, mindfulness of the moment, good energy and, of course, siesta. We grow tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, fresh basil and make preserves together. We love common meals, conversations until late at night, fresh oranges, delicious olives and smiles from ear to ear. Welcome to the Andalusian guesthouse, where time is a relative concept, joy lives in every corner, and the weather is always in a good mood.
a pension by the valley of Sierra de María-Los Vélez
two floors with separate apartments, kitchen, living room and a terrace
each apartment will fit for 4 - 5 people (2 bedrooms, living room with fireplace)
you can ask for the Spanish deli and the served meals as you book
In a typical Andalusian house, where the sun is pushed by doors and windows, and the wind is the best air-conditioning.
In a small valley, among the mountains you will find natural peace, warm air and a 100-year-old house with an old soul and loft interiors. The severity of upcycling additions made personally... in our studio REC.ON is combined with rustic, local elements and a warm atmosphere that we try to create every day. At the entrance to the estate, you will be greeted by a board that leaves no doubt. It's slower, calmer here, you can recharge your batteries and use upcycling to transform your tiredness into relaxation.
The guesthouse will accept a group of up to 10 people. Two spacious storeys await you along with sunny terraces where you can forget about the passing time in a hammock and take a nap for a moment or two. Each floor with an area of 100m2 has a living room with a fireplace, combined with a fully equipped kitchen and 2 separate bedrooms with two bathrooms. There are two separate entrances to the apartments.
- 1 level with a separate entrance has 2 bedrooms with bathrooms, a shared living room, kitchen and about 100 m2 terrace with hammocks and a table.
- 2nd level - attic with a separate entrance, has 2 bedrooms with bathrooms, a shared living room, kitchen and about 50 m2 terrace with a small table, chairs and sun loungers.
Our family belongs to the ground floor of the house, so it is possible to knock on the window and talk, counsel or ask about attractions in the area.
The interiors are decorated in a minimalist way and the white and wood smell reigns in them. Many elements in the house got their second life from us. Your attention will certainly be paid by REC.ON lamps made of car parts, an old BHP cabinet that can now bask in the Spanish sun. Classic, simple furniture contrasts with modern design coming from recycling.
Air conditioning is not our style, it does not fit the philosophy of slow. Professional windmills that are in every room will protect you against the heat.
You can also cool down in the pool, which is a great place to relax, play and soothe in the daytime and in the evening before the hot sun.
If your pets also need holidays, take them with you.more
What will I eat?
Come in the kitchen like you just like it. Each storey has its own fully equipped kitchenette, so preparing meals will be simple, pleasant and convenient.
If you do not want to cook, we can do it too! When booking, let us know about the desire to eat home, healthy breakfasts, delicious tapas, dinners... or suppers. On the spot we will treat you with homemade sweets and colorful alcohol smoothies.
The area is full of juicy oranges, wonderful olives, fresh fish and seafood, sun-filled tomatoes and delicious tapas. Drop into the vortex of tasting and visit:
- Restaurants on the market in Velez Rubio. You will find there about 70 cafes and bars.
- ASADOR ESPADIN, known for 20 years, serves natural Spanish steakhouse for sin.
- "Pisa" restaurant in the Natural Park with captivating mountain views in the small town of Maria. Typical Spanish delicacies at its best.
- Restaurant "Palacil" in Velez Blanco specializing in great meats and tapas.
For local delicacies, go to the market with fruit, vegetables and local meat (Spanish sausages, jamon, chorizo) held every Saturday in Velez Rubio, and on Wednesdays in Velez Blanco.more
How will I be entertained?
Around the same mountains, and the guesthouse is located like a mountain hostel, only such specific, because no snow. A mountain path leads from the house, which is an ideal scenic cycling route. With two wheels you will enjoy the image of the surrounding almond plantations, peppers and olives while... having a breathtaking landscape in the background.
From the house there are also paths for hiking and conquering nearby mountain peaks. Bicycles are rented for a symbolic amount of EUR 5 per day.
To the charming and historic town of Velez - Rubio, there is a mountain road that you can take in 10 minutes by car. The Sierra de Maria Mountains are created for climbing, cycling and walking routes. The sea and beaches are about 65 minutes away by car. Cuatro Chimeneas is a great starting point for exploring the whole of Andalusia. Our whole family loves to explore the near and distant surroundings, which is why we would be happy to recommend you the directions of sightseeing and the most interesting points on the map.
In the summer season, when the heat is pouring from the sky, relief brings a swimming pool and spending time on the water. Pool towels are at your disposal at the price of your stay. Nearby, we set up a shed with a seating area - built from upcycling, that is, from pallets, on which we carried our house from Poland :) For even fuller relaxation you can also use a window with 4 hammocks for a continuous siesta.
From every place in the garden and from the interior of the house there is a unique view of the mountains, sky and sun. At night, watch out for straining your neck. Observation of the constellations uninterrupted by the city's light is a real treat! For the seasoned astronomers, we have a telescope for viewing the planets.
We advise how to plan trips around the area. Here is what must be found on your map:
- Cuevas de Los Letreros, a cave with paintings from 200,000 years.
- A beautifully restored 18th century town of Velez Rubio.
- The Renaissance "white" town of Velez Blanco with the castle. From its surroundings there are routes to the mountains and to the cave with paintings,
- Maria town located in the National Park,
- Charming town of Chirivel located in the Natural Park with a beautiful view of the mountains,
- Lorca city with an ancient castle. Around this beautiful, in the former border town, there are tiny villages and towns with monuments of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The vast majority of monuments, buildings and churches in Lorca come from the 16th century and later.
- You'll get to the sea in 1h. We recommend the town of Mojacar. If you like peace, quiet and intimate contact with the sea, we have our mysterious deserted beaches, where it is very slow.
The ruta de Andalucia, the beginning of Andalusia, is just beginning from us. To Granada, pearls of Andalusia with the historic Alhambra, or palaces and gardens from Arab times, is 160 km, but it's worth it!more
What's for children?
Children are very welcome with us. We ourselves are the creators of the two: Stach is 13 years old, and Józio 9. Playing in nature and with nature without compromise and telephones is our main rule. We provide: vegetable garden, swimming pool, creative boredom, music corner, games and movies corner.... If this is not enough, you can also go crazy on the "natural" playground around the house, play stalking, organize painting large stones, play boules. In our house, on our ground floor level, there is a playroom where we provide a piano, board games, lego, playmobil, etc. Together with parents, kids can discover mountain areas, jump on a bomb to the pool and see how they grow almonds, figs, oranges and olives .more
No TV set
How much will I pay?
lipiec, sierpień, Wielkanoc, Boże Narodzenie, polska majówka
cena ze śniadaniem
Pobyt 7 dniowy
750 € / apartment
cena ze śniadaniem
Pobyt 7 dniowy
650 € / apartment
cena za pokój dwuosobowy ze śniadaniem (wspólny salon i kuchnia)
cena ze śniadaniem
80 € / apartment
Wypożyczenie rowerów – 5 EUR / dzień
Wypożyczenie skutera – 15 EUR / dzień
Payment and booking conditions
Bezzwrotny zadatek w wysokości 30%
Cash on the spot
Arrival and departure times
Check in from:14:00
Check out till:10:00
Fuente del Gato 8
Almería Vélez Rubio
How to get there?
Najlepiej lot do Alicante i potem wynajętym samochodem albo transferem od nas. Z Alicante do nas jest około 1,5 h (np. firma Centaur - wynajem), 3,5 h autobusem (ALSA - przewoźnik). Jest możliwość zamówienia transferu z lotniska.
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