our story

The Wild Olive Andalucía was founded in 2020. A small boutique hotel on the Mediterranean coast has been a long-time dream for us, since we first talked about a lifestyle change in our Los Angeles living room back in 2016. Travelers at heart, and even meeting one another abroad in Cambodia, an adventurous next chapter was always in the works.

 

Wilco, a Rotterdam, Netherlands native has a background in commercial property management, hospitality & a world-travel knowledge that is hard to beat. Erin, originally from Arizona, USA worked as a fashion designer in Los Angeles for 12 years. Combining our shared love for travel, adventure and the great outdoors, we drummed up a dream to run a small guest house where we could live a slower-paced life in a nature-rich setting with the privilege to welcome like-minded people from around the world. The thing we remember most about all of our travels are the people we met along the way... 

 

In March, 2019, we left the U.S. to embark on a long vacation but also a search to plant our roots for our next home and business. From Israel, Jordan, Greece, the Philippines, to Portugal and many more countries traveled, we settled in Sunny Southern Spain and hit the ground running. We hope to provide our guests with a "wow" moment when they drive through our Spanish Finca gates and then to be relaxed, comfortable and happy during their stay at The Wild Olive.

We meet and interact with all of our guests. When you visit, you will most likely see Wilco working outdoors shadowed by our rescue dog, Oscar, as his trusting colleague. Erin will meet and greet you. When we are not "working", you can expect to find us cooking, crafting something new for the farmhouse, hiking one of our favorite trails or sipping some cervezas at a local chiringuito.