Three years ago, after reading an article on glamping in the Sunday Times, I Googled the concept to find a sunny glamping location to go with Timmy for a mini break. Since finding Casa De Laila in the Andalucian hills, we have discovered a sunny home from home and have been going back there each year since.
I was unable to celebrate my Dad's birthday this Summer when I ended up bed bound after breaking my ankle while heavily pregnant. So I decided once Erin was born and I was back on my feet again, we would bring Mum and Dad and our little baby on a 3 day break to give my parents their first glamping experience. We flew into Malaga airport and Casa de Laila organise airport pickups to bring you the 25minute drive to their little private heaven. The flights are extremely reasonable and once in Casa you can shop in one of the local supermarkets and cook in the outdoor kitchen if you would like to stay self sufficient and really relax at the house.
Heading away at the end of October had me worried that nights could be very cold there to sleep in a yurt but temperatures were very high, the equivalent of August heat so we were super lucky. We booked the birthday boy and Mum into the very spacious suite over the house which has an enormous balcony with breathtaking views across the Andalucian mountains. We spent days lounging by the pool in the shade and lying in the hammocks on the avocado trees, we enjoyed a private yoga class and ate at our favourite restaurant, Santiagos, for a special belated birthday dinner for Dad. Anne Marie and Benjamin, proprietors of Casa De Laila are a very special couple. They are the most welcoming friendly people you could ever encounter while still respecting your privacy to allow you really enjoy their idyllic setting. Anne Marie is a super chef and it would be a sin to not book in during your stay for one of her amazing dinners, served on the picturesque terrace and cooked with produce both grown on their land and sourced locally.
Erin had such a fun first holiday with her Nana & Grandad and slept in a big cot right through the night in our cosy bell tent. We are heading back there next August for the wedding of special friends and we are just counting down the months already. At this time of year, it was only €65 per night to stay in a yurt and €90 per night for the beautiful suite. Great value for a relaxing stay in the sunshine in a beautiful setting.