STOP PRESS! CASA MONTEJAQUE just got bigger
Casa Montejaque in Montejaque (Málaga) now sleeps five. The owners have turned the large Burgundy Room into a family room with three single beds. The Green Room offers a double bed, as before. In addition, there is space for a cot in the large bedroom.
With its open-plan lounge, dining room and kitchen; two modern bathrooms; shady internal patio and roof terrace with views, this is the holiday home for you in this beautiful pueblo blanco.
Literally, one minute from the square (if that) this tastefully restored 19th Century village house is well-priced.
There may be last-minute discounts for late bookers. Please contact the owner.
Well located near the village square in Montejaque, Casa Montejaque is traditional in style, with two modern bathrooms and kitchen.
It currently sleeps five adults, plus one child by agreement.
Fully equipped. Free WiFi.
Rural tourism at its best.
Casa Montejaque is a charming restored village house located one minute from the square in Montejaque, a pretty pueblo blanco in the Grazalema Natural Park, and just 20 minutes’ drive from Ronda.
We live nearby so are on hand to meet you on arrival, to orientate you and to be available throughout your stay for any queries or to solve any problems. Between us we speak English, Spanish, German and French.
Because we renovated it ourselves to be a second home, Casa Montejaque is a cut above your average rental. The house offers comfortable living throughout. It is well furnished with lots of personal items belonging to us.
Officially registered with the authorities as a vivienda rural, Casa Montejaque has to meet strict standards of comfort and safety and is regularly inspected.
As a result of the pandemic, the house is also subject to a set of Covid-19 protocols, which are strictly adhered to. In addition, the house is thoroughly cleaned between lets by our faithful cleaners, Luisa and Mari-Ángeles.
We provide disinfectant gels as well as soap in both bathrooms and in the kitchen/living area.
You can holiday in Casa Montejaque confident that you are staying in one of the cleanest places in town.
There is free WiFi, a Bluetooth speaker, a CD player/radio and a DVD player and a television in the lounge.
Casa Montejaque has been imaginatively designed to retain many traditional features but with modern bathrooms and kitchen.
The house allows guests to get the best out of the surrounding area and the wonderful climate.
The large L-shaped lounge, dining room and kitchen retain many original features. This leads into the hallway which in turn leads to the patio, the downstairs bathroom, the laundry room, and the stairs to the first floor.
In the large first bedroom, named the Burgundy Room, you will find three single beds, a built-in wardrobe, a dressing table, a sofa and a wall-mounted flat-screen TV. There is room for a cot/child’s bed.
The second bedroom, the Green Room, has a standard double bed, 2 bedside tables and a wardrobe. There is also a TV.
All four beds have brand-new mattresses.
There is a second bathroom and stairs leading to the roof terrace.
The roof terrace affords a 360° view of this most beautiful of the pueblos blancos of the Serranía de Ronda, as well as the emblematic mountains Hacho and Tavizna and the surrounding valley and olive and citrus groves.
The roof terrace has recently been extended to three times its former size. There are five chairs, a large table and several smaller side tables, two sunbeds and two sun umbrellas and, also, a built-in barbecue.
The traditional patio downstairs is completely private and perfect for al fresco dining. There is a table and five chairs and several plants, including a lovely, scented jasmine.
The municipal swimming pool is 20 minutes’ walk away or five minutes by car.
As a self-catering house, you’ll find everything you need for a perfect stay.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, kettle, coffee maker and microwave oven. It is fully stocked with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, herbs and spices, coffee, tea, infusions, sugar, etc.
Casa Montejaque currently has two bedrooms (a 3rd will be available at a future date).
There are cots and highchairs available free of charge.
The two modern bathrooms are brand new. The upstairs bathroom has a WC, bidet, washbasin, vanity unit and a full bath with shower over.
The downstairs bathroom is a wet room with WC, bidet, washbasin and a walk-in rainfall shower.
There is a separate laundry room with a brand-new washing machine and traditional Spanish pila or sink.
Linen and towels are all included to make your stay more enjoyable.
Check-in time is from 3 pm and check-out is 10 am.
Smoking is not allowed, except on the roof terrace.
Free on-street parking is available throughout the village, as well as two municipal car parks (also free).
Pets are not allowed at the property.
Strictly no parties allowed.
There is also a selection of board games, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles for you to enjoy.
Cleaning before and after your stay is included in the price. Extra cleaning and fresh bedding and towels can be provided for a nominal charge of €50.
Prices (fully inclusive – no extras*)
|1 April – 31 May 2023||Spring season||80€ per night; 500€ per week|
|1 June – 31 Aug 2023||Summer season||90€ per night; 550€ per week;
2,000€ per month
|1 Sept – 21 Dec 2023||Autumn season||80€ per night; 500€ per week|
|22 Dec 2023 – 6 Jan 2024||Christmas/New Year||95€ per night; 600€ per week|
Prices include electricity, water, gas, pellets and final clean.
*Extra cleaning and fresh bed linen and towels are available on request for an extra charge of €50 per time.
Payment is by transfer to our Spanish bank account. Details will be provided when you make a booking.
Ronda is 20 minutes away by car. For us, Ronda is one of the best towns or cities in Andalucía. It’s simply stunning and the main reason we came to live here permanently 15 years ago. See www.secretserrania.com/2021/03/ronda-city-of-dreams/ and
www.secretserrania.com/2021/01/andalucias-3-cs-cadiz-cordoba-ciudad-sonada/ and www.secretserrania.com/2020/08/the-most-stunning-place-in-spain/ and www.secretserrania.com/2020/07/help-help-me-ronda-why-is-this-stunning-mountain-town-in-spain-so-special/
There are lots of walking routes in the vicinity. There are two excellent walking guidebooks in English in our library: Walking in Andalucía by Guy Hunter-Watts and Walking in the Ronda Mountains by Tony Bishop and Eva Monica Bratek. Please feel free to use them.
Cycles are available to hire, guided or non-guided. We can recommend three local companies, Cycle Ronda, Hike and Bike the Sierras and Andalucían Cycling Experience. The latter two are British-owned and Cycle Ronda is Dutch-owned. All three are well-established.
Other activities include horse-riding, paragliding, hot-air balloon rides, jeep safaris, quad-biking, canyoning and many more.
The nearest beach (San Pedro de Alcántara, Costa del Sol) is an hour away. Estepona and Manilva (also Costa del Sol) are 1.5 hours away and Bolonia (Costa de la Luz) is a 2 hour drive away.
There are Roman remains at Acinipo (20 minutes), Málaga (1.5 hours) or, best of all, Baelo Claudio, at Bolonia, Costa de la Luz (2 hours).
The pueblos blancos of Málaga and Cádiz provinces offer beauty, tranquillity, stunning scenery and authentic tradition. Our favourites are Montejaque, of course, (our second home, pretty, tranquil and friendly), Grazalema (stunning scenery and great walks), Zahara de la Sierra (beautiful views), Setenil de las Bodegas (cave dwellings and views), Jimera de Líbar (live music against a stunning mountain backdrop at Allioli Bar y Más), Gaucín (vibrant art scene and views), Jimena de la Frontera (flower-bedecked and great views) and Genalguacil, the so-called pueblo museo, where the whole village is an art gallery full of sculptures and other art works.
El Caminito del Rey is 60 minutes away. You need to book online in advance.
Málaga, Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera are 1.5 hours by car, Cádiz 2 hours and Granada and Córdoba 2.5 hours. All are accessible by bus or train from Ronda. Many people include an overnight stay if they visit these cities, in order to have more time to make the most of their stay there. Please note that if you intend to visit the Alhambra in Granada, you need to book in advance here: https://www.alhambradegranada.org/en/info/ticketsale.asp .
It is also advisable to book sherry tours in Jerez in advance. Just decide which bodega you want to visit and go to their website. We like the González Byass tour.
Here you can read more about some of the places mentioned as well as his musings on life, living in Andalucía and articles about the Spanish language. Rita and Paul also contribute the odd recipe.
Paul has recently developed his own information website, aimed at visitors and residents, which you may find of interest. Go to www.help-me-ronda.com.
Articles of particular interest might be:
Meet the owners
Paul and Rita met in Ronda at the Feria de Pedro Romero (Ronda’s annual festival) in September 2008 and hit it off straightaway. A few months later Paul emigrated from the UK and they lived together in Casa Rita in Montejaque for nearly three years. They married in 2010 and moved to Villa Indiana, Ronda, in 2011.
Other alternative places to stay:
Village house in Montejaque – sleeps four. This is also our house. It used to be our home, so it is a cut above your average holiday rental. More information at www.a1-holidays.net
Both Casa Montejaque and Casa Rita are available from 1 April 2023.