Only in summer 2017 we finished the renovation – actually the rebuilding – of our new holiday rental El
Garzopo in Orgiva. This house was one of the first houses in the village, right next to the church, then it
used to be a well known carpentry. The older villagers know it as „La Carpentería de Joseíco El Garzopo“
– hence its name.
Some of our many guests described the house as a palace out of 1000 and 1 night, others are pleasantly
surprised by the peace and quiet experienced here and all agree in that it is much more original and
beautiful as the fotos might imply. Most guests are overwhelmed when they arrive…
Garzopo is a big house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.The upper floor has two bedrooms, one south- and the other one northfacing, both share a big bathroom.
The bathroom and one bedroom lead onto a half covered terrace (south) , from which you enjoy
breathtaking views across to the mountain range of the Contraviesa, up and down the valley of the
Guadalfeo and also up to the first villages of the Alpujarra.
At night you can sit here with your favorite drink and enjoy the starry sky with its milky way and count
the shooting stars!
In summer, they put up a stage right by the church for different music events – you can enjoy them from
up here, your own private performance!
On the middle floor you find the 3rd bedroom, with another bathroom next to it. Here is also the big and
very cozy livingroom with a glassfronted chimney for the cooler nights in winter. A comfortable
(bed)sofa invites you to while some time away, or use the other sitting corner by the TV.
There is Wifi throughout the property.
From the living room you enter the kitchen via the eating area. The kitchen is fully furnished – fridge-
freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle, coffeemachine, italian espresso maker, toaster, mixer,
dishes and cutlery…
The kitchen and also livingroom, lead out onto a breakfast terrace that commands lovely views across to
the mountains and down onto our shady garden and the pool.
Some steps lead down to the big garden. There are 4 old trees (avocado, lemon, orange and mandarin)
giving plenty of shade. Sit in one of the hammocks underneath the massive avocado tree and let life go
Here you also find the BBQ and two different moorish style sitting areas (one is covered) to enjoy your
No doubt in summer, the biggest attraction will be the pool! We integrated a bench with air jets below it
(jacuzzi) and in the cooler months its also heatable.
Next to the covered sitting area is the 3rd bathroom whith a washing machine, an iron and ironing board.
From this area a door leads to the garage, which used to be the carpentry work room. The garage is big,
but the house is located in a narrow lane, which means you need to back into it – a maneuver for the more
experienced car drivers among us:-)
So far we had quite a few guests who chose not to rent a car at all (there is good public transport from the
airports to here) and spend most of their holiday in the garden next to the pool or explore some of the area
Of course we provide high quality mattresses, bed linen and towels, except for beach/pool towels.
For the younger families we offer a babybed and also a highchair.The water is heated by solar panels and
in winter we offer floorheating , fed by a biomass boiler – olivestones, almond shells or pellets.
All windows, doors, cupboards or furniture are handmade by a local carpenter. The house is well
insulated and having windows in all directions, it ́s quite cool even in the hight of summer. Some guests
commented on our well working natural aircooling! All windows have mosquito netting.
We invested lots of energy and love to the detail to make El Garzopo an exceptionnel place! When our
plumber saw the house finished for the first time, he was very impressed and thought that there is no other
house like this in Orgiva!
Come and experience it for yourselves!
El Garzopo is ideal for a family holiday in Orgiva or a holiday for two in Granada or a hiking holiday in
the Alpujarras od even a long term rental in Andalucia.