Reviews

Feedback from guests at Garden of lemons

2018: 

“Totally unique, wonderful place for this watercolor course with Uffe Boesen. It was a unique experience, with Henrik Vilain and Ingo Schauser as the world’s best hosts, present, attentive, at the same time relaxed and intense, in an environment you only dream of, with a pink sky over blue mountains in the morning, and then the scents and visions of orange trees, roses, wild herbs, figs and almost transparent grapes against the sky. And Henrik’s food, which is incomparably beautiful, tasty, healthy and satisfying in the best way. To write books and make movies about.”, Susanne Langer, Copenhagen

A great pleasure for all senses to be on the watercolor painting course here in the beautiful Garden of Lemons, with Uffe Boesen as a super talented teacher and Henrik and Ingo as excellent, always welcoming hosts. Henrik as a fantastic food artist and Ingo as charming host and tour guide. Many thanks to you all.”

“A little corner of paradise. Simply a haven of peace, all modern comforts with a neat decoration. Everything is done to make you feel at home and even better than at home. If the photos of the site are beautiful, well know that the reality is even better. When it comes to the environment, you’ll find everything, the calm, the walks in the orchards right behind the house, the small and calm streets of the village, and if you want animation the city of Granada is less than 30 minutes by car. At the end one felt so good, that it becomes hard to leave the house. We disconnected, we rested, we felt well. Concerning communication, Ingo is just ultra responsive, gives good addresses and will try to do everything possible to ensure that your stay is at its best. In short: go there with your eyes closed, knowing happiness in perspective.” Pierre Cou

“🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋  Garden of Lemons is such a unique and beautiful place! To paint in this beautiful garden with lemon and orange trees and fresh figs and grapes and fragrant roses and … … with Henrik’s tasteful delicious food  – all of this is pure enjoyment as are Ingo’s inspiring tours. I can’t imagine any better place for creative expression. The best recommendations  Lisbeth, Copenhagen😀”

The stay at the Garden of Lemons has been outstanding. Henrik and Ingo are the epitome of hospitality, relentlessness and aesthetics. It’s pure pampering.”

”Such a fine and aesthetic frame, filled with spirit and loving affection. SO FANTASTIC. Garden of lemons can be recommended without remarks. PERFECT”

”Ingo and Henrik are the most beautiful hosts you can imagine. Their aesthetic sense and generosity, while keeping their openness and respect for other people, make a stay in their beautiful house an absolute pleasure .”

 Very cozy, authentic place with lovely orange grove and fire in the fireplace. We felt pampered! 

Excellent rooms at EL LIMÓN!!!”

 Absolutely fantastic, delicious and flavorsome food. Couldn’t be better. Thank you!”

 Have never before met better hosts. Friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, making one feel welcome and taken good care of in their beautiful homes. Thanks.”

 Unparalleled catering – loving, caring, accommodating, cozy – absolutely tasteful in every way

 It is incredibly inspiring to be in these surroundings, where you feel at home immediately, and where there is such a good family atmosphere with even access to the kitchen

”Fantastisk sted, som at komme på besøg hos sin familie (stor gæstfrihed og imødekommenhed”

Huge atmosphere and food

” Totally amazing food !!”

”Lovely vegetarian focus, heavenly taste!”

 For me as a vegetarian, it has been absolutely wonderful food in varied, imaginative, tasteful with fine use of herbs and lemons.

 ”A charming retreat centre in the mountains of Andalusia”

 ”Fantastic lovely place with super food and lovely hosts. You feel very much at home.”

 You are wonderful hosts !! THANKS!”

 ”Impressive and SO wonderful food”

Efteråret 2017:

Thank you so much for an incredibly pampering week at Garden and Lemons, where we participated in painting course with Inger Bennigsen. My husband and I enjoyed a week where everything was an extraordinary experience. The finca has a wonderful location, with a residence that exudes style and wonderful architecture. All meals on site were a great experience. Quite simply, small works of art, each one right. We thank you, Henrik and Ingo, for your openness and cordiality in our stay and course on your refuge. We would very much like to give more than 5 stars if possible. Greetings Lone and Hans Jacob

“Thousand, thank you, for a very good week. Have been home now for 4 days and miss every single experience of the week in Andalucia. You have been a fantastic host couple. So spacious that you let us, strangers, get into your home and life, and just enjoy it. You are shown one!”

“I know we have paid for the stay, but we have received an experience that cannot be paid for. Thank you. We are still thrilled with your fine style that you have held in both your houses. It is very admirable, and we admire it, and still talk loudly about it. It was also a great experience to see a group so amazing good together, so everyone had a good time and full space. Also therefore we must thank you for your openness towards us, as each single persons. You’ve just been super good!

Thank you so much for a lovely stay – with you – where nothing was missing! Lovely company – lovely teaching – ooooo and so delicious food – Henrik – you have to write a cookbook 🙂 I have enjoyed every second – the room was so nice – the best – I think – as I had wanted – the company was fine – lovely people – and Inger’s teaching was so nice – and personal – Ingo, s trips – and Henrik’s food – yes, I almost lack words 🙂


”I would like to thank you both for a fantastic week in the Garden of Lemons. What a warmth !!!!! Both from you and nature. Which wonderful food, Henrik. What nice guides, Ingo. Yes, the whole week became a haleluja moment
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”TACK! I think the whole layout was brilliant and will gladly come again another year. I look at the watercolors I made and dream me back.”

Lovely with the good food and care from Henrik o Ingo. Both so charming and lovely in every way

”Thank you for a wonderful painting week at yours, such good food, nice socializing, your hospitality and not least great weather. Here in Gothenburg it is gray, sad and rainy today.  But it feels good to think back on the sun and the heat.”

Thank you for a great week with you. Henry’s good food and all kindness and consideration of Ingo. Hope you can rest and enjoy, take a dip in the pool, sit in the shade and enjoy a glass of wine….

You have been absolutely fantastic! So nice, accommodating and caring to all of us, and your wonderful Garden of Lemons was a perfect watercolor environment!

 I want to thank you very much for a wonderful week with you. What a huge success! In my memory the place is where we stood and painted and saw the nice house and the pool. The memory is also full of your care, cheerful mood, helpfulness and much more. Thanks Henrik for the great food! Thinking of it when I stand in my own kitchen and cook …… Here at home in Sweden, it is windy and slightly cooler than at yours. It has rained for two days. Today there was a break in the afternoon and then I took the opportunity to wash the car. It ended with me standing in the rain and washing the car!

I’ve had a full week of teaching back here in Sweden –  four groups of ladies, who have painted lemons in one row and heard about our adventure at the Garden of lemons. There were a number of people who were interested in joining a course in the future. 🙂 

”Tack! You can’t miss my big delight in Henrik (the food artist). Great to see!”.

I can’t thank you enough !!! It has been a fantastic week and I still live in your lovely spirit.

”Vilken toppenvecka vi hade hos Henrik och Ingo”

What a place! Thank you both Ingo and Henrik for your warm hospitality, your attention to details, and your helpful suggestions. Our 2 weeks here in paradise have been truly memorable, from day trips to Granada, The Alpujarras and the coast, to just lounging in the garden sipping cava and marveling at the lack of clouds in the sky. Homemade lemonade and orange juice, strawberries and apricots from the garden, and the beautiful views from the terrace in the evenings.  Thanks again! We hope to be back some day.  Laura, Alex, Chris, Cathy and Lucas 6/6/2017: Family York, USA

”We all agreed that among all the fabulous paces we’ve stayed in over the years that yours was the most perfect in all ways. ”

”This is an absolutely beautiful house in a beautiful location. Total relaxation and quiet, lots of space. The garden is full of oranges, lemons, herbs and flowers. The hosts are charming and attentive. We were sad to say goodbye.”

”This is not just a regular rental house. They put their heart and soul into the whole property. There also is a wonderful garden, from which we had so much fun/food. We enjoyed our stay and this hidden heaven is really some place I’d recommend to anyone who is coming to this area.”

“Tusind tak for en vidunderlig uge i jeres fantastiske hus & omgivelser, som er absolut anbefalingsværdigt. Der er mange ting vi ikke har set endnu, så vi håber at kunne komme tilbage en anden gang, måske når min far bliver 60 om 4 år :). Så kan vi fejre endnu en fødselsdag & gøre det til en tradition.”  3/5 2017: Joan, Martin, Anders Varming Kristver Domenique, Aksel & Jens, Danmark

Thank you Ingo for sharing the Paradise! Perfect place to relax among the beauty of the unique and elegant house with marvellous sight of the valley and the mountains. There were six of us and we all really loved the house and the pool. Allready miss the smooth sound of leafhoppers in garden during the nighttime under the stars of Andalusia. And have a piano on the house was excellent! It was also nice to make trips to Granada and to the little villages of the valley. Ingo is perfect host and made everything very easy and with pleasant communication. It was fantastic meet the hosts in Spain! I Hope we can come again and highly recommend your place “Jardin de los lemones”. – Heli, Finland, July 2016

melegis-kays-billedeWhat heaven to be here. It is so peaceful, so calm. The birds and the geckos are our companions. The thud of a lemon falling is the slow heartbeat of this special place. Thank you, dear friends. Alice Jane Emanuel-Hart, Jonathan Emanuel-Hart, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2016

Ausgeschlafen; Pektin; Ferien;  Essen; Liebe; Sinnlichkeit; In-sich-gehen; Neuigkeiten; Erfahrungen; Ohrenschmaus; Riechen; Atmen; Naschen; Genießen; Erleben; Zauberhaft; Interesse; Tatendrang; Rasten; Ohnegleichen;  Neues;  Entdecken – uns ging sehr gut hier   Ursula, Manfred, Regina, Ulli April 2016, Deutschland

Für Menschen, die Alleinsein, Nachdenken und in der Natur sein lieben, Ruhe, Frieden und Komfort suchen, ist dieses Haus die Erfüllung. Die Lage an der Sonnenseite des geschützten Valle de Lecrín, die Aussicht über das weite, grüne subbtropische Tal auf die Sierra Nevada ist beglückend. Gelassenheit, Zufreidenheit und Glück sind die Gabe des Hierseins. Ingo und Henrik – wir danken Euch. Margrit und Klaus-H. , Deutschland, Januar/Februar 2016

In “el paraíso” mitten in einem Amphitheater wie geträumt – verbrachte ich unvergeßliche Tage mit meinen Freunden Klaus und Magrit – in einem erbauten Refugium – reine Harmonie, reine räumliche Harmonie und Geborgenheit von gelungener Schönheit – Glück – es paßt einfach alles – und so – denke ich – stelle ich mir EDLE BESITZER vor: harmonisch und zufrieden – Menschen, die diesen Ort für Geist und Seele gelungener Empfindung gesdhaffen haben, ja so sollte das Paradies sein! Dank,  in diesem Ambiente von meinen Wanderfreunden Abschied nehmen zu dürfen, danke für diese Erfahrung! – P.F.A, Deutschland,Januar 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Ingo & Henrik’s beautiful home. Communication from booking right through until our departure from the house, was excellent. Our local host Iain and Miguel who looks after the house, were both delightful to deal with also. The house is fantastic – a beautifully designed building, tastefully decorated and well furnished – there was nothing lacking in the house from a juicer for our daily garden-picked oranges and lemons, to a roaring fire with all the necessary firewood at our disposal. The house is in an envious position – with fabulous views of the valley from every floor of the house. We had a wonderful stay and really didn’t want to leave! Also if you’re a walker, there are fabulous walks from right outside the door, and lots of local villages to explore. The beach is 30 mins away, the city of Granada 20 mins, and the ski slopes in under 50 mins so you’ve really got the best of everything within easy reach, and yet the peace and quiet of the beautiful Valle de Lecrin to enjoy if you just don’t want to go anywhere.  – Juliette, England, January 2016

Muchisimas gracias, Ingo. Hemos pasado unos días felices en vuestra casa. La casa es aún más bonita que en las fotos. Muy cómoda, cálida y luminosa. Effectivamente es un andalusian paradise. Se oye el rumor constante de agua del valle. “Granada, agua oculta que llora”. La casa es un escenario perfecto para la vida con los amigos y la familia. Es preciosa, luminosa, cálida, acogedora. Desde que entras por la puerta, es el hogar. El lugar a donde uno siempre querría volver. La luz, las escaleras, la música, el arte y la literatura están presentes en cada rincón. Gracias por compartirla con nosotros, ha sido un placer haber sido los primeros españoles en vuestra casa. Cuando se visitan algunes lugares, se cierra una especie de círculo, sin emborgo, a otros se quiere volver, como si uno sólo se hubiera atornado a mirar el paisaje. Copenhagen es un lugar al que volvería y vuestra casa, otro. Tak, tak.  – Cristina, Spain, December 2015

Når man efter flytur, motorvej og landevejsving øjner “Jardín de los limones” i det grønne dyb, spændes forventningerne. Når man står ud af bilen på gårdspladsen, må man sige: Mageløst! Det smukke, statelige hus, det overdådige syn af citroner, appelsiner, oliventræernes på én gang yndefulde lethed og tyngde, landskabet, der breder sig ud, den elegante swimmingpool, terrassen, der venligt siger: Tag plads…. Inde i huset opleves lyset straks som karakter og funktion, hentet ind og ned med omtanke. Ude som inde er tænkt fællesliv og muligheder for at finde fordybelseskrog. Et hus, et sted, hvor man trives, finder ro, kan udfolde sine interesser . Her er blevet tegnet og malet akvareller, dyrket bogens og bordets glæder. Vi fire venner har haft en skøn tid. Kai, Lise, Else og Henning, Danmark, April 2015

20161125_214759_resizedKennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn, in dunklem Laub die Goldorangen glühn und die Oliven still und sanft im Winde wehn? Kennst du das Haus, auf Eisenträgern ruht sein Dach, es glänzt der Saal, es schimmert das Gemach.Kennst du das Haus, wo Treppe wendelt sich empor, wie aus einem Schneckenhaus hervor? Es ist das Reich von Ingo und Henrik, hier strahlt die Seele und wird wieder lebendig…. Wir sagen Dank für drei abwechslungsreiche Wochen voller Poesie, Abenteuer, Genuß, Inspiraion, düften, endlose Sternenhimmel und Vieles mehr. Gerda und Detlef, Deutschland, April 2015