Cortijo Juan Salvador

Olias, Málaga

Dine under the stars at the end of the long winding track - the owners' son is a fabulous chef. Stunning views, stylish décor, small pool


8 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Foodies: head here. The owners’ son, David, grows his own organic vegetables and edible flowers to add to his wonderful creations, from prawn ‘bacalao’ to wild boar stew to raspberries with strawberry purée – and breakfasts fit for a king. So if you tire of your own cooking, or of the local venta, you have a rare treat in store. This is a 200-year-old cortijo in the Montes de Malaga, a work in progress for the Palacios family, compellingly peaceful, a challenge and a dream at the end of the long winding track. At the top is a big whitewashed house, with the family living on the ground floor, a new apartment above and the converted cortijo next door – each with its own private entrance and terraces – and a huge white courtyard behind. Inside: nice old furniture, wood venetian blinds and white mosquito nets, and luxurious organic bedding. The fruit tree’d garden is another work in progress; the little pool, a converted ‘alberca’, sits in the most inviting corner. You can see the sea on a clear day and the beaches of Malaga are a half-hour drive. Return to cicada song, night scents and delicious dining under the stars.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Self catering accommodation La Higuera & El Almendro from 220€/day to 198€/day, 10% of discount. Minimum stay 4 nights or from 1450€/week to 1310€/week 10% of discount. Minimum stay 7 nights.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from €185
Weekly price
from €1200
Damage deposit
€75 cleaning charge.
1 House for 6
From €1854 beds3 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From €1854 beds3 bedrooms


We spent a wonderful family holidays in Cortijo Juan Salvador with our two kids. The place is truly beautiful: the house is nice and authentic but still very comfortable, and the view from the terrace is gorgeous. The owners are very helpful and friendly, and David’s cuisine is delicious. Only half an hour from Malaga, the beach and the city, we loved the quiet and isolation of the place. This is the perfect retreat to enjoy some family quality time away from the noise and disturbance of our busy cities.


Rosa and David are passionate about their work, lovely people and brilliant hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was exquisite and the Cortijo was very comfortable. The views were stunning, and the scent of eucalyptus on the air when you step out onto the terrace in the morning with the glorious view across the hills is something I will not forget in a hurry! Thank you both for such a wonderful stay.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rosa María Ochoa Tortajada

  • Montes de Malaga (4 km), Malaga (25 km), Nerja (55 km).
  • Granada (115 km), Ronda (125 km), Cordoba (160 km/2 hours by car).
  • Baby beds, changing table, toys & baby pool are available.