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Delightful Courtyard Village House In Traditional White Village



Updated: 28-Aug-2016
Village House in Gaucin, Andalucia - Superb Views Of The Village And Down To The Coast Of Africa

Casa San Isidoro is a tastefully renovated courtyard village house on 2 floors with terrace above, sleeping 2 to 4 comfortably (up to 5 using a sofa bed), in one of Andalucia's most attractive white villages. Gaucin, dominated by its castle and the twisting narrow streets, the white washed houses and the flower covered balconies give the village a distinctly Moorish flavour. From the lounge and terrace there are superb views down to the Mediterranean and on clear days Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Africa are visible.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Casa San Isidoro is all it claims to be. A home from home in a charming and welcoming village perfect for exploring the local national parks, Granada, Ronda or the coast. The house is perfect for all needs, comfortable, well-equipped with a sizable kitchen. The option of sunny roof terrace or leafy courtyard covers all outside dining choices. Lots of space and, if you travel as 2 couples, it caters for ample privacy and shared living, equally. It looks exactly as the photos. My friend and I really felt at home here, I would like to return with my own family for a holiday. The whole booking process was really easy and trustworthy too, the owners couldn't have been more helpful. We booked really late in the season and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. A really good experience all round. Lovely people, lovely place. Kevin

We had a terrific time at your house in Gaucin, one of the nicest rentals we've had in 12 years. The view from the terrace is fantastic! Nick
May 2002
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


A great place to chill out, and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

A great location set in a beautiful village , a well maintained property, with a friendly owner. Home from home feeling. Plenty of tapas bars nearby. Splendid countryside for walking, albeit we went for a Flamenco weekend. A very comfortable stay. Good value.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, the setting- Gaucin is exactly what you'd expect from an Andalucian mountain village. Clean, white, great views, Spanish! The property provided all it promised. Good location within the village, close to shops and garage, lots of room, facilities and equipment as promised. The coast is far enough away but very accessible, and the roads through the mountains are stunning.

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa San Isodore for 4 days in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house was clean and well equipped, quirky and oddly laid out but that was the charm of it and what we wanted to experience - a typical Andalucian house.

The generous supply of provisions waiting for us on arrival was much appreciated.

We found the village full of interesting twists and turns with friendly locals and plenty of interesting walks.

Well recommended!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a disappointment

  • 2 of 5

We rented Casa San Isidoro for a week starting 4th April. Although the bedding and towels were clean and the kitchen well stocked with utensils, the house hadn't been cleaned thoroughly for a while. On wiping the kitchen table the cloth was black and we had to remove cobwebs from the cieling! The surfaces in the bedroom also needed cleaning. The most important thing is that one of the bedrooms and the kitchen are accessed from outside and you have to go into the patio to get into the kitchen. That's OK in the summer but when it's raining, as it was when we were there, it's completely impractical. You couldn't even go to the kitchen without an umbrella! This isn't made clear from the property listing. We wouldn't have booked had we known as we know what the weather in Spain can be like in April. The owner mentions the BBQ twice in the listing and we would have liked to use it on the days it didn't rain but there wasn't a BBQ nor any explanation for its absence!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sad and disappointed for us both that you say your experience of Casa San Isidoro was not what you expected. I totally respect your right to describe your view but feel that you should have contacted me at the beginning of your stay as two out of the three things you mention could have been looked at by another person and rectified very quickly if agreed. Certainly a replacement BBQ could have been there within half an hour and any further cleaning by the next day had I been made aware. Unfortunately I cannot change the weather but I will look at the property description.
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Bird watching day tours to local sites for specific Mediterranean species are available for both experienced and novice birdwatchers from a bird guide resident within the village.


35 minutes to coast and nearest beach (18 miles).


The main airport is Malaga at 1.5 hours drive with easy access and carhire facilities. Gibraltar is 1 hour with carhire available from Gibraltar or just over the border in La Linea. Transport to and from either airport can be arranged at special rates for those wanting a relaxing car-free holiday.

Jerez, Seville and Granada Airports are also accessible.

For those wishing to spend more time exploring inland car hire is recommended.


Approximate driving times from Gaucin: South – Sabinillas /Duquesa 35 minutes. Eastwards - Estepona 35 minutes, Puerto Banus 50 minutes, La Cañada Shopping Centre (north Marbella) 1 hour, Marbella centre 1 hr 15 minutes, Malaga Airport 1hour 30 minutes (using Peaje sections of E15 motorway 55 minutes). Westwards - Sotogrande 35 minutes, Gibraltar 50 minutes (not including border crossing times), Tarifa 1 hr 30 minutes.

Further Details:

Casa San Isidoro is situated in Gaucin on the southern edge of the Sierrania de Ronda and is one of the most attractive Pueblos Blancos in Andalucia. Gaucin village contains several small friendly supermarkets, 2 banks, a medical centre, a range of restaurants and tapas bars, a pleasant swimming pool and tennis courts and ruined castle. The village is surrounded by some of the most splendid mountain scenery and national parks in Andalucia.

It is ideally located for a range of outdoor pursuits and activities, particularly birdwatching, golf and water sports. Gaucin is centrally placed for the major Moorish towns of Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada and with Morocco just 45 minutes by hyro-foil from Tarifa. Alternatively, of course, you can stay locally, relax, soak up the village atmosphere, or just sunbathe!

The area is ideal for painting, sketching and photography and for the more energetic; rambling, mountain walking, climbing and horse-riding. Both freshwater and sea fishing are readily available. Windsurfing in all its forms is centred on Tarifa. Safe family bathing is available at the local resorts of Sabinillias, Duquesa and Estapona,

30/40 minutes away and as well the local rivers and Roman sulphur baths nearby. Dolphin and whale-watching is available from Estapona, Gibraltar and Tarifa.

Birdwatching information and tours are available from Tony Bays – rates on request.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days depending on prior bookings.

30% deposit to secure the booking, balance 5 weeks prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Stereo

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor en-suite shower room to double bedroom, with wc, basin and shower. First floor main shower room with wc, basin and shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 - 4 (2/3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Downstairs double bedroom with en suite shower room accessed from the courtyard. Double or twin bedroom with dressing/wardrobe area and small balcony overlooking the courtyard. Ground floor small lounge/third bedroom with double sofa bed.


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is on 2 floors with a roof terrace. WiFi available for small additional cost. A cot is available. For winter lets there are gas heaters and a wood fire. Gas and electricity is included in the price, as is wood for 2 nights - extra wood can be purchased locally. No pets - guide dogs an exception. Outside: Flower filled walled, shady courtyard on the ground floor with chairs and table. Large spectacular roof terrace with garden chairs, sunbeds and tables. The roof terrace has a BBQ. Utility Room: Top terrace store room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included except beach towels. Other: Superb roof terrace with views of the village, mountains and down to the coast to Gibraltar and Africa. Terrace furniture - table, chairs, sun-beds and BBQ.

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