Gillian and Marylynne’s Cortijo las Rosas near Iznajar is a real gem!  I found this peaceful retreat quite by chance, lucky me! I really needed a rest after many many days of traveling and visiting.  And this place was perfect place to settle down, rest my brain and soul and breath fresh air. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived at their house after quite a fun journey up the twisting road. You never know exactly when you will arrive but you must trust Gillian´s absolute detailed road indications.  It is impossible to miss the place.


Minutes after my arrival, I extended my stay for 2 more nights. I would have stayed longer if I didn’t have other commitment.  Once I unpacked, saw the pool and the olive trees around the house, smelt the jasmine which climbs the wall of the casita, I knew I did not want to leave. It was exactly how I pictured paradise!  I was given la Casita Galgo, a two-story apartment with my bedroom on the main floor and the kitchen and living room up the stairs.  Lovely place!  Every detail is designed so that the guest feels at home. Nothing is missing. Gillian and Marylynne check in once in a while to see if everything’s fine, which  it was, obviously.  Iznajar is in the middle of Andalucia, so you can go to Cordoba, to Granada, to Malaga pretty easily then come back home and relax.


The system of stars here is practically obsolete! I would give a zillion stars.  The hosts are brilliant, the site is magical, the environment a delight.  I’m sure I will be back. I just want to share this little piece of paradise with the ones I love.  I highly recommend Cortijo l as Rosas.  Gillian and Marylynne, I have no word to express my gratitude.  Hope to see you soon! Lucie