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 is in 2020:
- Day of Andalucía 27 February – 1 March
- Easter 3 April to 13 April
- Labour Day 30 April to 3 May
- Summer 1 July to 31 August
- Columbus Day 9 October to 12 October
- All Saints’ Day 30 October till 2 November
- Constitution Day4 December to 8 December
- Christmas 24 December to 6 January
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 not.
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 fee
- from 6 weeks to 2 weeks before arrival, 50% of the rental fee
- less than 2 weeks before arrival, 100% of the rental fee
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 towels.
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 departure.
If you wish to bring a pet, please let us know so we can advise you.