It was our first visit to Casa Cruz but I’m pretty sure it will not be our last. We booked 8 nights in the Casita and it was perfect for our needs. In fact it exceeded my expectations. Having been on a number of self catering holidays in the past, I had a certain expectation of the facilities and equipment provided. Dave and Al’s attention to detail ensured my expectations were surpassed by quite a margin. It’s a self catering property with added boutique hotel style finishing touches, from family sized shampoo, conditioner and shower cream, to pool towels, board games and the very generous welcome pack! I wanted for nothing during my stay.
The villa itself is beautifully appointed, with a good quality, very comfortable bed and I noticed a theme to the colour scheme (there’s that attention to detail again) and has a true Spanish feel about it but somehow also feels like a home from home.
The grounds are very well maintained and I very much enjoyed the view from the terrace, overlooking the excellent pool, pool house, barbecue and hot tub to the olive groves beyond. I spent a lot of time in the evenings soaking up that view and the peace and quiet over a glass of wine or two. My daughter really enjoyed the pool, which we almost had completely to ourselves, along with the pool side games etc (not forgetting Tiger and the kittens of course)
Dave and Al are excellent hosts, somehow managing to strike a perfect balance between providing for their guests needs and not being intrusive. They are also extremely good company too! They are very adept at arranging trips, providing transport (incuding airport transfers if you need) and nothing is too much trouble. They were able to arrange a day trip to the beach at Iznajar Lake (also providing us with beach toys to take with us!) a visit to the adventure park of Pindongos, a visit to Howl night at the wolf park together with a couple of meals out. All excellent entertainment.
If you are looking for nightlife and bars and restaurants then this is not the place for you. If you want peace, quiet and rest then I cannot recommend either of the properties at Casa Cruz highly enough!
It turned out to be the perfect holiday for me - just what I needed. I am torn between shouting about this gorgeous place to help Dave and Al’s business and keeping it all to myself as a personal piece of paradise.
Dave & Al - I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. I am missing being there so much and I’m going to remember this holiday for a very very long time. I WILL be back - that’s a promise.
What a fantastic place! We booked this place for 2 weeks and did want to leave. We found a place to recharge the batteries and the hosts were just fantastic. We were most of the time by the house! But nearby you have small villages and towns to enjoy a day out. Or swim in the lake :)
Just a really fantastic place!
Irene and Vegar - 2016
What a beautiful place, great location, good facilities and fantastic hosts, would definitely recommend.
We recently stayed here with our 3 young kids (2-6) and the in-laws in the separate Casita. It was a really special holiday and everyone loved it. The pool area is amazing for playing, relaxing, etc. with a hot tub and a kitchen. Also nice to sit on a night with a glass of wine.
The accomodation is really lovely with an authentic feel and all the towels, etc. are provided. Despite the lack of air con, the downstairs keeps cool and there are fans in the bedroom. It was 44 when we went but I didn't have trouble sleeping. There is a tv and dvd player for the kids.
The only downside is that it is quite remote and even the local bar/restaurant was a bit far to comfortably walk. You will need a car but then you can get to the lovely lake Iznacar and many other great local places. Dave and Al are really nice and helpful when you need them but otherwise leave you to enjoy your holiday.
Our 3rd time of visiting casa Cruz and once again lived it. 6 of us stayed in the Cortijo and it was perfect. The weather was amazing and the accommodation matched to make it a perfect break. Dave and Al are the perfect hosts and arranged another private chef experience. We also did the white river rafting at nearby Benajmi which was great fun and also had a lovely relaxing trip in the new boat on Iznajar lake.
I cannot recommend Casa Cruz highly enough and have already booked our next visit. In all our travels we have never been back to somewhere mire than twice and we have just booked our 4th trip which says it all