Testimonials

Here's what some of our guests have to say.

  • Living in Andalusia

    Spending mid-autumn until late spring in Andalucia (which has the best winter climate in Spain) was a wonderful idea. I mention this to put our stay in La Alegria into context. We were not going to be there for a couple of weeks but anything up to 8 months! We have not been disappointed in any way – with the house, the village or the overall location.

    El Rubio is a quiet Spanish village, though one with an active community. La Alegria is an old village house in an attractive street. It has been renovated sympathetically in order to retain its many Spanish architectural details. It has been furnished and decorated in a stylish, modern manner to suit its character, with new furniture and equipment. Every room is a pleasant place to be. Outside there is a generous courtyard in which grows a large, delightful fig tree under which the garden furniture can be placed whilst the barbeque sizzles away. The house is close to the local shops and the centre of the village, which also boasts a lovely main square, Banks, a Post Office and several bars.

    The locals are friendly and – if needed – most willing to be as helpful as possible. A truly pleasurable experience.

    Pamela & Graham Gale, April 2011



    From our guestbook

    Just a quick note to say we had a wonderful time in Andalucia. We covered a lot of miles in our day trips and the nice thing was being able to come back to a lovely home from home.
    Thank you for making it a great holiday.
    Nasreen and Chris-June 2007



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  • Testimonials from Trip Advisor

    "Fantastic cosy retreat to return to after a day out exploring"
    We had a fab time at Andrea's house. "It does what it says on the tin", ideal to return to after a days exploring, very tastefully decorated with loads of added touches, I fell in love with the place. All needs catered for, spotlessly clean , welcome pack generous, although it would have been nice to have had a hairdryer to use as they are a little heavy to take in a suitcase, but that's a minor point! We would definitely book again when re-visiting the area and recommend to friends without any hesitation.

    Date 04/11/2011


    "Great relaxing break and home from home"
    La Alegria was the perfect break early October - the villa was lovely, and had everything we needed to make it 'home from home' for the week. We spent 3 days at the villa, literally doing nothing and enjoyed relaxing in the sun trap garden, reading books, listening to music and escaping from busy lives. We stocked up on food from Carrefour in nearby Ecija and having DVD and freeview was great as we could really relax in the evenings. There was a restaurant El Chopo which was recommended but unfortunately this was closed during our stay. The other days we visited Ronda, Grenada and Seville, which was great and a bit of an adventure driving through rural spain with 'NavMan' in the car which helped us find our way. It was a bit of a drive (1-1/5 hours each way) but it was great to have a mix of city break and total relaxation and meant we got to see a lot during our stay. Many thanks for a lovely holiday!

    Date 30/10/2011


    "Beautiful house in a lovely quiet village"
    I stayed at El Rubio with my family, I have to say, it is quite possibly the best house I have ever rented for a holiday. The house itself is beautifully decorated, well equipped and is in a really pretty, quiet Spanish village. Perfectly situated close to the best Andalucian towns and cities.

    Date 24/10/2011


    "Peaceful, well equipped & comfortable holiday home"
    We recently stayed in La Alegria for one week in early October. The house was spotlessly clean and beautifully prepared for our arrival. We found it to be very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, tastefully decorated and very peaceful, especially the lovely courtyard to the back of the house. The village is small and tranquil with not another tourist in sight at that time of year, full of local people who were all really friendly and just enough small shops & bars to buy everything you might need locally. El Rubio, the village, is perfectly located for making day trips to Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Ronda..... no place is more than 1-2 hours drive away so it was an excellent place to base yourself to tour around the region and the roads in the area couldn't be easier to drive on or navigate. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the home or a holiday in this area, we had a lovely relaxing week and would holiday in the same place again.

    Date 24/10/2011


    "A wonderful place to relax"
    The house was perfectly located to explore the beautiful cities of Seville, Granada & Cordoba. With the enclosed private garden which was a sun trap we were able to relax between trips. The house was charming & well equipped for a holiday home. Will definitely recommend to friends & hope to visit again in the future.

    Date 06/09/2011


    "Fantastic house, beautifully presented, lovely"
    I would certainly recommend this house if you want a comfortable, relaxed place to stay which is so very Spain but with a lot of English class. Just perfect.

    Date 25/08/2011


    "A beautiful house with everything you could need and more"
    The house was styled beautifully and very well equipped for a relaxed Andalucia holiday. The local pool was great and the village was well placed for trips to both Granada and Seville. A great time was had by all........thank you!

    Response:
    I'm so glad you enjoyed our little house so much. We strive to ensure it is a home from home with the bonus that the weather is considerably better.

    Date 15/08/2011


  • Testimonials from Homelidays members

    "The house is very nice and consistent with the description. The welcome was warm and the stay went very well."

    Date 29/04/2010 - Mrs. Claire L. - Member No. 927152 (France)

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    Would you recommend this rental to a friend? Yes


    "Very welcoming, easily accessible location, excellent in terms of cleanliness, equipment ... Environment slightly noisy due to the way street but this does not diminish the quality criteria of the lease. Recommended for those who want to visit Andalusia"

    Date 20/07/2009 - Mr. Gerard L. - Member No. 3299154 ​​(France)

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    "The house is well situated for the village is quiet, and from there you can go anywhere (Seville, Granada and Cordoba, via highway 15 km). The house is well maintained and everything is included in the price no nasty surprises (sheets, towels and household) and the person who received us was very nice and it is accessible if there is any trouble. At the kitchen equipment missing a few big pots and big dishes. Our stay was very pleasant."

    Date 15/07/2009 - Mrs. Veronica B. - Member No. 1085043 (France)

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    "The Allegria Is A very beautiful house With a nice garden. It Is best for relaxing holidays. The accouterment was excellent and So We enjoyed our stay in El Rubio. The village est aussi nice and The Nationals were very pretty. We're coming again in a Few Years."

    Date 25/03/2008 - Mrs. Claudia S. - Member No. 1656962 (Germany)

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    "Very pleasant, ideally placed to visit much of Andalusia."

    Date 27/08/2007 - Mrs. isabelle l. - Member No. 300099 (France)

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    Would you recommend this rental to a friend? Yes