Apartment in Gaucin, Ronda Mountains, Andalucia - Swimming Pool, HS Internet, Garage, Space, Light And Views
Elegant and spacious. Many small touches provide a comfortable and beautiful living environment - like being in one’s own home. A south-facing 140m2 paradise with spectacular views of the Straits, Gib & Morocco! The surprising spaciousness and brightness is due to double glazed floor to ceiling windows on the south, and five skylights. The living areas and 2 double bdrms enjoy ever changing valley, village and mountain views and open onto terraces w/inter-continental views. Heating, air conditioning and fireplace with wood supplied. Underfloor heating in the ensuite bathrooms. Excellent queen size beds and quality (ironed) bed linen. Comprehensive stock of cooking utensils in a roomy open-plan kitchen- all small electrical appliances; dishwasher, washer & dryer. Separate laundry room for added storage space. Broadband HS internet with PC provided. BBC satellite, large flat screen TV, DVD player.
About the Owner
I have lived in Spain for 36 years, 28 of them in Marbella, where I was a builder and an interior designer.
My mother was Spanish (from Llanes, in Asturias) and I am totally integrated into the Spanish way of life, and am bi-lingual. (Actually, tri-lingual, with French.)
I fled the Coast for the campo of Gaucin. The attractions are the breathtaking rural countryside, Straits and Africa, and the natural lifestyle, which includes food locally grown. I have 4 rental "units" here and love the positive feedback from my renters. Everyone is amazed at how beautiful, tranquil, and well-located Gaucin is, and ofc, how extraordinary my properties are - beauty and comfort.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"I was so impressed by the spaciousness and the light of this apartment. Also, the open floor plan and access of the main rooms to the outdoor terraces was a dream. And I loved the blue and white color combination --- really beautiful decoration. Gaucin was adorable, easy to navigate, and it´s true, you can get everything you need without stepping out of the village." Valerie Chernals, Evanston, Ill.
"If you like walking, Gaucin is the mecca. We were so happy with the arranged walks, and loved meeting other like-minded souls. Then to come back from the wilderness to this huge apartment with every mod com imaginable, was a luxury. The apartment was super-comfortable and we will be back!" Dan Van der Brugh, Bristol, UK
"Really beautiful, really comfortable, really light and bright, a real get-away in a pure environment --- it recharged our batteries. Plus, we loved all the excursions in the Ronda mountains. Gaucin is very well-located." Francis Caruso, Athens, Greece
From the Owner
“Right next door to my house. Space, beauty, comfort, pool, garage, walk to everything.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.: 3 "picaderos" (riding rings) & trail rides. The largest virgen forest in Europe: 100´s of km2 of cork forest. Excursions: beaches; towns - Ronda, Algeciras, & Gibraltar; cities - Cádiz, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba. Archaeological remains: World-class cave with 40 different cave cultures, with drawings & artefacts; Phoenician & Roman ruins abound; a Neolithic city has been uncovered in front of the Crestellina; Gaucin, in the path of major bird migrations, is a haven for bird watchers.
Festivals: Jan. – 3 Kings parade, Feb. – Carnival & Día de Andalucía; Mar -- procession San Juan de Diós; Apr – Easter bull run thru the streets; May -- ArtGaucin Open Studios on 2 wkends; June -- bonfire of S. Juan; July -- flamenco festival, last wkend; Aug -- annual fair, 1st wkend; Sept -- processions, pilgrimage & novena of the Santo Niño,; Oct -- Día de Pilar; Nov – All Saint´s Day, Dec – Xmas festivities.
Driving time to the beach at Sabinillas is 25 minutes; Estepona - 40 mins., Marbella - 50 mins., Sotogrande - 40 mins.
Málaga airport: 1.5 hours, Gibraltar 1 hour, Seville 2.5 hours.
Pick up from and delivery to airports at Malaga or Gibraltar can be provided.
Ronda - 30 mins, Marbella - 50 mins, Algeciras - 1 hr, Tarifa - 1 hr 20 mins, Málaga - 1 hr 30 mins, Seville - 2 hrs, Granada - 2 hrs 30 mins, Cádiz - 2 hrs, Jerez - 2 hrs, Córdoba - 2 hrs 30 mins. We can arrange trips to Seville, Granada, Cádiz, Tangier, Tarifa.
Gaucin sells everything one needs: food, pharmacy, banking, flowers, hardware, pet supplies, stationery, general stores, doctors, etc. Much of the food is locally produced.
This part of Spain is famous for hill walking and rambling, the mountains locally offer some challenging walks and mountain climbs. The valleys and river beds offer less strenuous walking, as do the many cork and pine forests which cover the area. Gaucin borders 2 national Parks, the Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, and is overlooked by the mountain range of the Serrania de Ronda Mountains. The Beaches of the Costa del Sol are a 35 minute drive away and a little further on you will find the infamous millionaires playgrounds of Puerto Banus and Marbella.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To make a booking, a deposit must be made by bank transfer.
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time should be after 2 p.m., and departure should be by 11 a.m. But this can be flexible.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 1: ensuite to Bedroom 1, with shower stall, sink, wc, skylight. Bathroom 2: ensuite to Bedroom 2, tub, shower stall, sink, wc.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: queen-sized bed, ensuite bathrooom, underfloor heat. Bedroom 2: queen sized bed, ensuite bathroom, underfloor heat, opens onto both uncovered & covered terraces. Bedroom 3: single bed, computer, HS internet.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: The pool is a generous sized 10m x 5 m and is surrounded by be a terra cotta terrace with sunbeds. There is also a large community pool in Gaucin, and tennis courts, and many people like to swim in the Genal river. The building is in town and is within walking distance of everything. Utility Room: Washing machine & clothes dryer, ladder, all cleaning equipment incl. vacuum cleaner, shelving for food, etc., storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality towels, towelling robes and (ironed) sheets are provided. Maid available upon request. Property is thoroughly cleaned after each visit. Other: Entrance hall has a skylight and phone connection to main door for visitors.