General Informations & Conditions
of Le Chien Andalous
A long time ago, two droll Spaniards made
a surrealistic movie that made them famous. One of them was the painter
Salvador Dalí, and the other was the film director Luis Buñuel.
Together they wrote the script for the film Un Chien Andalou.
We adopted this name because surrealistic things happen in Andalusia,
like the fact that we moved to this place to find marvellous houses
Andalusia occupies the entire southern part of
Spain and is a region rich in culture. Phoenicians, Greek,
Romans, Carthaginians, Visigoths and Arabs all left their mark on
The region is blessed by the gods because of its fantastic climate
and wide variety of scenery. From endless rows of olive trees and
fertile valleys to rocky mountains. From vast orange groves to deserts.
Nothing is impossible in Andalusia.
You can walk through the snow and then go take a swim in the Mediterranean.
Would you like to experience this too?
What kinds of houses do we have?
The owners of all the houses, including us, are members of the Andalusian
Association of Rural Accommodations. At one of the meetings
it became clear that we needed to promote our houses abroad.
Our houses are duly inspected and offer a quality warranty, similar
to the English systems of keys and diamonds and the German DLG quality
mark (three olives is the same as DLG).
We offer a unique variety of houses in districts which are not yet
visited by mass-tourism; like houses in the Alpujarras,
a wonderful mountainous area south of Granada and
not far from the Mediterranean Sea, with white villages
built by the Moors on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada,
it´s peaks reaching 3500 m.
Also we have different houses in the Valle de Lécrin,
the Valley of Joy as the Arabs called the place, located between Granada
and the Mediterranean Sea.
In the biggest natural park of all Spain, the Sierra
de Cazorla, Segura and las Villas we have
some nice apartments and studios in the historic village of Segura.
A good place for family- or groupholidays are the three old farms,
dating from the 19th century in the Sierra de Castril,
on the frontier between the provinces of Granada and Jaen.
In the biggest forrest of corkoaks in the world, in the Sierra
de Grazalema, not far from Ronda, you can chose also some
of our very authentic holidayhomes.
If however you prefer a quiet place near the sea then we can recommend
you some houses just near the beaches of Conil de la Frontera,
at the Costa de la Luz in the province of Cadiz or
some nice holidayhomes in the Sierra de Filabres and
in the Cabo de Gata area in the
province of Almeria.
The location of the houses on Google Maps is not exact, so
if you have any doubts, please ask.
When is high season and when is low season?
We use the Spanish religious feasts and bank holidays. This means
that the high season in 2018 is:
Day of Andalucía 28 February
Easter 23 March to 3 April
Labour Day 27 April to 1 May
Summer 1 July to 31 August
Columbus Day 11 October to 14 October
All Saints' Day 31 October till 4 November
Constitution Day 5 December to 9 December
Christmas 21 December to
The prices are based on stays from Saturday to Saturday for a maximum
of 4 persons. If you would like to arrive or leave on another day,
please let us know us in advance.
You can make your reservations by telephone or e-mail. Make sure you
have all the information necessary. As soon as we receive your reservation
we will send you the rental agreement and the invoice. You pay a part
of the total amount to Le Chien Andalous. This deposit
must be paid within two weeks after making the reservation. The other
part is paid to the owner on arrival at your holiday house. There
is an additional charge of 20 euros for handling reservations.
Your reservation will be considered final when Le Chien Andalous
receives your deposit.
If you make your reservations less than 4 weeks before your departure,
payment must reach our bank account within 48 hours.
If you wish to make changes in your reservation, we charge 40 euros
to cover administrative costs.
What is included in the rental fee?
Water and electricity are included in the rental fee. Each house has
its own arrangements for heating costs. In most cases, with normal
use, the owner covers the costs of bottled gas and electricity. Wood
for the fireplace is sometimes included in the rent and sometimes
Cancellation by Le Chien Andalous
If Le Chien Andalous is obliged by circumstances
beyond our control to cancel the rental agreement, we will offer you
another house of the same category. If this is not possible, we will
refund your payment. Le Chien Andalous cannot be
responsible for any other damages arising from cancellation.
Cancellation by the tenant
If you wish to cancel the rental agreement, you must do so in writing
by fax or mail. The costs are as follows:
more than 6 weeks before arrival, 25% of the rental
from 6 weeks to 2 weeks before arrival, 50% of
the rental fee
less than 2 weeks before arrival, 100% of the
You can insure yourself against these costs
by taking out an insurance policy for cancellations. We advise you
to purchase travel insurance and cancellation insurance.
If you are not satisfied with the house you have rented, please speak
with the owner or the contact person to find a solution.
Your stay in our holiday houses
Our houses are available from 4 p.m. on the day of arrival. You are
expected to arrive between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. If you wish to arrive
at another time, please make an appointment with the owner.
We expect you to vacate the house by 12 p.m. on the day of your departure
and leave it tidy. The final cleaning is included in the rental fee.
All our houses have fully equipped kitchens, blankets, bed linen and
During your stay you are responsible for the house and the items in
and around the house. In case of damage caused by you or another occupant
or guest, you must inform the owner or contact person. You will be
held liable for any damage, which must be settled with the owner before
your departure. The owner has the right to check the house before
If you wish to bring a pet, please let us know so we can advise you.