The Glass House

  based on 2 reviews
  •   6
  •   3
  •   3
  • SQM 170
  •  wifi
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


The Glass House began life long ago as a simple one-room ‘nave de aperos’ – an agricultural building used by local shepherds to sleep in while their flocks of goats grazed the meadows on the mountainside. We took it on in 2006, and gradually extended and transformed it into what you see today – a modern villa in a minimalist style with 3 ensuite bedrooms and a huge 12m swimming pool. We put in as much glass as possible – 15m of sliding doors on the south and west facades, leading onto expansive open sun terraces so that the amazing views to the Sierra de Lugar and Mediterranean can be enjoyed from inside as well as outside the house. In fact, every design decision was informed by the views and maintaining a sense of uncluttered space: the terrace handrail is frameless tempered glass; almost everything is white or muted woods and greys – polished cement on the floors and walls, the terraces, the furnishings… even the pool is raised a few feet above ground level at one end to make sure there are as few visual interruptions as possible. Cooler evenings are dealt with by under-floor heating – no distracting radiators!

“Curves don’t exist” – our mantra to the builders as the project progressed: clean, straight white lines everywhere, punctuated with the vertical simplicity of cypress trees, framing the strong diagonals of the Sierra Nevada as it rises dramatically on all sides of the house.

The Glass House is just 10 minutes’ drive from both Orgiva and the famous villages of the Poqueira Valley – Pampaneira, Bubion and (our favourite) Capileira. The GR7 walking route is just 100m behind the house, so an easy 15 minute stroll will take you to Soportujar for a cold beer and tapas.

Come and enjoy!



3 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Floor heating
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, Vacuum cleaner
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Wheelchair accessible,
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 2 reviews
Paul and Melanie Fisher (Glass house)
Excellent all round

This house is in a wonderful situation with superb views and walks right from the door. The Glass House was everything we hoped it would be from the pictures. The space and restfulness, meant that our only regret was not having booked it for longer than a week. We had fine walks every day, such a wonderful area for walking and our intention of eating out most nights failed due to the relaxing pull of the house in the evenings. This is up there with some of the best properties we've stayed in and we are very much looking forward to a return visit.

Mature couple  |  0  |  stayed in 2/2018

Chris Cunningham (UK)

Frankly the pictures tell you all you need to know. A beautiful house in a stunning location. Every morning you are treated to the rising sun shining on the mountains opposite. At the end of the day you'll see the most amazing sunsets and skies. A well equipped, tastefully furnished and immaculate contemporary house. The Alpujarra region is absolutely amazing. So different to the Costa del Sol. Wonderful friendly people, excellent authentic Spanish food and not an all day English breakfast or Irish Pub anywhere. Your host Robin couldn't be more charming and helpful. We'll be back ....

Young couple  |  stayed in 5/2017

Robin Smith


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