Guest Reviews and Guestbook comments:

We have visited Finca Retama for 3 years in a row now and each and every time we have wanted to go back as soon as we can. The accommodation offers exactly what we need both in terms of peace and quiet but also well placed to allow us to explore a large area of southern Spain and to get back in time for a relaxing swim in the pool and to enjoy some of the local bars and restaurants. Nick and Julia are really good hosts and provide a wealth of information to ensure we maximise our all too limited time with them. We can't recommend it highly enough!!! Simon, Louise and Nathan Adams, Bristol UK, July

Our second visit, this time with sister and sister-in-law, and our first stay in the Casa Abuela - which we all love very much. Very comfortable and stylish. Trips to Granada and Cordoba, Flamenco in Ronda, all combined with lazing by the pool and on the terrace made for a perfect refreshing and relaxing holiday. We're working on our return dates!!!
Glynn and Patricia Stackhouse, Pamela and Brenda, Oxfordshire UK, October

At first we were a bit apprehensive to share our precious holiday as in the past we have normally opted for private gites . However, we couldn't have asked for a more fantastic family holiday than we had at Finca Retama (or Oliver's villa as we now refer to it)! We not only had a carefree relaxing time whilst our kids were entertained by all the other kids but have also had a fabulous time with the lovely owners (Julia and Nick and their scrumptious boys). They made us feel special and have introduced us to authentic Spanish restaurants which we would have never discovered without their in-dept knowledge of all the places to go and love of Spanish culture. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome and for all your help and hospitality. Needless to say we hope to come back again soon.
(Grosvenor family, Primrose Hill, London, UK)

Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality, Nick and Julia. We had a fabulous time exploring the surrounding villages. Your accommodations were beautifully decorated and rustic and the setting is perfect. We would recommend Finca Retama to anyone! (Rupa, Prasenjit, Banerjee, Oakville, ON, Canada, September)

We've had a great time exploring Ronda and the surrounding villages. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place from which to do it! Casa Abuela is in a glorious setting and its been so lovely to spend timee here as well. Thank you for being excellent hosts, really nice to meet you both and the boys. I'm sure we'll see you again in the future. (Melissa, Rachel, Bob and Pat, London UK, October)

Muchas gracias por vuestra hospitalidad, Nick y Julia. Hemos pasado unos dias fenomenales y muy tranquilos en ' Villa Casa Abuela'. El lugar es fantastico, las instanaciones cuidadas. Al detalle y unas vistas geniales para disfrutar de la naturaleza. Esperamos vernos muy pronto!!! (Ruben, Nuria, Sergio, Ana, Paco y Marta, de Seville, Deciembre)

Had a very relaxing week in Finca Retama. Lovely accommodation - well positioned for exploring the area. Recommend the horse riding! Thanks to Nick and Julia for all their help and advice - use of pushchairs and child rucksack most appreciated.
Paul and Neena Cleary, Stoke-on-Trent UK, October

Lovely holiday in a beautiful part of Spain. Perfect for relaxing holiday. Accommodation- Finca Retama Apartment - was charming even for seven! Girls lived in the swimming pool. Great views and our hosts were always on hand and happy to help. It felt like the real Spain! Victoria Farnsworth, Stockport UK, August

Quel bon séjour dans la Casa Abuela! La maison est trés jolie et les décorations aussi! Bon caurage paur la suite. What a good trip to Casa Abuela! House is very beautiful and the decorations too! Good luck for the future. Lucie, the daughter of Mickey.
Very nice place. These holidays were really near Eden: peacefull and good for meditations. All these moments will stay in our memory. Our regret: my obligation to leave this place tomorrow. Good luck to Julia, Nick, without forgetting the lovely Oliver and Daniel…plus the famous Tokaj (dog). They are very good! Muy simpatico!! Mickey et sa famille, Paris France, August

We want to thank you both for a wonderful two weeks at your beautiful Casita. We have stayed in many places over the years and Casa Abuela is definitely one of the best we have encountered. It was absolutely perfect for a relaxing and laid back holiday with the beautiful terrace and pool right outside the door. There was even a temporary pet thrown in to make us feel completely at home! Unfortunately for us those beautiful Andalucian blue skies ar now just a memory and the temperature is down by about 18 degrees. We wish you both every success for the future and I'm sure future clients will be as impressed as we were. We do like to travel and see different plces, but if we come back to Andalucia again we will definitely want to come to Finca Retma Farmstead. Lesley and Mark Heneghan, UK, July

What a lovely place (Casa Abuela)! So relaxing. The kids had a ball - pretty good for the parents too! We will be back! Huw, Lizzie, Jonjo, Jules, Leila Cordey, Bristol UK, August

Mar ketszer vakacioztunk Andaluciaban ebben a gyonyoru nyaraloban. Eloszor a farmhaz aparmentben masodszor pedig az uj villaban. Mindketto nagyon jol felszerelt, tokeletes csaladoknak vagy csak felnoteknek. A kislanyunk szuperul eljatszott a tulajdonos gyermekeivel igy nekunk szuloknek is sikerult kikapcsolodni. Julia es Nick (a tulajok) igen jo vendeglatok, kedvesek es segitokeszek. Jol elszorakoztunk eggyutt tenyleg tokeletesse tette a nyaralalast mindenki szamara. Remeljuk hamarosan vissza terhetunk es kiprobalhatjuk az uj szaunat is. Igazan ajanljuk mindenkinek ezt a spanyol nyaralot. (Zsuzsanna, Antonio es Violetta, Gyor es Barcelona)

Dear Nick and Julia, I felt I must write to say what a marvellous time we had at Casa Abuela. We must have been one of the first visitors to your beautiful new Casita. The setting is marvellous, the fittings are both efficient and absolutely in character with the location and as for the pool - super! We can't wait to come again and bring the family because there is something for everybody. The hosts are pretty nice too! Ann and Vernon Ford, Hampshire UK, June

Our week here was fabulous for the whole family. Great hosts! We felt like being at home. Maybe we can repay the hospitality if you travel to Australia.
Rachel Georgi William McDonald, Queensland, Australia

Thanks! We celebrated two birthdays. Had a great relaxing holiday, just what we wanted. The pool area was a big bonus.
David and Kristen Turlingah Australia, June 2011

We loved Casa Abuela, it was a fab retreat in a perfect setting. We enjoyed getting to know you and hopefully we will be back in the near future. Almost forgot...the pool was smashing!
Doris Daniel and the boys, California USA, August 2011

We came to relax and to enjoy the food and culture of Andalusia...and we succeeded! Beautiful house, lovely hosts and great pool!
Dirk and Sandra, Holland, July 2011

Gorgeous scenery, best way to enjoy Spain! We have loved living the Spanish life, playing in the pool. Love to come back, hope to see you again.
Murphy family, Glasgow, July 2011

Nick and Julia and the boys, thank you for making our time in Casa Abuela such fun and really enjoyable! You have been so kind and helpful. The swimming pool is ace and we have had a great time. Hope to see you again!
Elaine Marc and the kids, North London UK, August 2011


Thanks for a lovely holiday. Casa Abuela is a great base for touring Andalusia, a lovely home with a great pool.
Camilla, Francis & Harry Lister, Edinburgh, September 2011



Thanks for a quiet, enjoyable and relaxing holiday and for making us feel at home. We all had a grand time.
Tom & Leslie Atiyen, Oregon USA, October 2011


All those rave reviews on tripadviser were right! We've found the area and Casa Abuela so beautiful. Thanks for everything.
Liz & Ian Clunie, Canada, November 2011


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