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A Romantic Getaway, traditionally restored in the Heart of Ronda!

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Jul-2016
A large double bedroomed flat, great for couples, super mountain views!

Santa Cecilia is in the heart of the town centre. The apartment has been recently refurbished (April 2006) with a traditional theme. There are two balconies from the main apartment and also a large roof terrace, equipped with loungers, tables, chairs and a BBQ. Even though traditional, Santa Cecilia has been equipped with modern appliances so you can enjoy cooking or relaxing in one of the oldest towns in Spain. The dinning room has been furnished and decorated with a traditional theme in mind. The furniture was hand made by a local carpenter. From the balcony you have the Plaza Carmen Abela, to the right and Santa Cecilia, below. Local tapas, restaurants and bars right on your doorstep. The traditional lounge is equipped with a brand new flat screen TV and DVD/CD system. Two easy chairs and sofa allow you to laze whilst watching the latest film. Ask us for further details.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Andrew Jones and I consider myself Welsh - though I was born in England. I am married with a gorgeous wife and daughter. Since leaving school at 17 years of age, my career over the previous 26 years has been associated with electronics, IT, business and finance. About 10 years ago, my wife and I decided to purchase 2 properties. I live in Rogerstone, Newport, South Wales and for my sins support the local Rugby team - Dragons (always the under dog but a team that punches well above its weight).

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great base for discovering Andalucia. Had a great time exploring the region. The apartment was ideal and eating al fresco on the roof terrace with its wonderful views was just perfect. Mrs A L Morris.

A lovely apartment in an ideal location. The views from the roof terrace are great and the apartment has real character and charm. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit during the feria and will return again. Mrs M J Jones.

We found the apartment very comfortable & clean and could not fault its situation within Ronda centre. Ronda itself is a real gem and we spent many hours exploring the town and surrounding areas. Very pleasant holiday, would recommend this apartment and Ronda to anyone wishing to visit the real Andalucia. Mrs K Johnson.
Jul 2008
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Central, convenient, clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

It's not easy to carry out a completely honest review of any property without mentioning the bad with the good and that's certainly the case here.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Ronda - we went out into the countryside in our hire car a lot, but it was great to come back in the evening and have all of Ronda's great cafes, bars and restaurants at our disposal, unlike previous holidays where we've stayed in idyllic pueblos blancos up mountains which have one bar and a part-time shop if you're lucky and it's a 20+ minute drive down hairpin bends to 'civilisation'.

This apartment was spacious and for the most part comfortable, apart from the bedroom, which was pokey.

We tried to decide what we would do with it if it was ours to make it work better and concluded that we would turn the sitting room into the main bedroom, make the large dining room into a living room/dining area - it's easily big enough - and turn the current main bedroom into a 2nd bedroom. And install split aircon throughout; the two portable units weren't up to the job and with only one exhaust hose only one could be used at a time anyway.

Disadavantage of a changed layout is that the main bedroom would face onto the noisy, sometimes fumey street, but the windows could be kept shut with aircon support until the heat had gone out of the day.

We found the best way to manage the heat was to keep the roller shutters down (as far as they permitted) during the day and open everything up once the heat had dropped off. Leave everything open all night then close up the next morning before the outside air temperature reached that inside.

Private holiday accommodation can often give off a slightly worn, unloved vibe, which can also be part of its charm and this apt felt a bit like that: a little bare, some kitchen cupboards not closing properly, dodgy power sockets, bidet not plumbed in etc. However the apartment was immaculately clean and on the whole well equipped. A kitchen basics set of condiments, like olive, oil, vinegar, pepper, herbs would be appreciated, as would a mini hi-fi with auxiliary input.

It wouldn't take much to sort out the niggles, however, so maybe the owners will cast an objective eye over it out of season and see what they can do to cheer it up.

Estate agents (realtors) have a mantra for property: 'location, location, location' and this one has it in spades for a holiday base in Ronda.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter Many thanks for your comments - we have been renting out our apartment for over 10 years and we do receive seem to receive a mixture of, "Marmite comments", guests either love it or hate it. We have considered modernising the old place, but some friends and guests really like the fact they are actually living more like the locals - in a traditional way. I will speak with Marie, who looks after our Spanish property and forward your most appreciated comments. Muchas gracias - Andrew
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Location

From the Owner

In the centre of the great town of Ronda....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga International airport at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Faustino at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Club de Campo & Golf de Ronda at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ronda Train Station at 500 Metres Nearest Motorway : San Pedro de Alcántara at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Plaza Carmen at 100 Kilometres Nearest Ski : erra Nevada, CARRETERA SIERRA NEVADA at 280 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Puerto Banus at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

The place that Earnest Hemingway called, 'the most beautiful town in the world', is Rich with history.

Ronda's origin lay in prehistoric times. In its earliest history Ronda was inhabited by the Celts. At about the time of Christ the Romans were the rulers. On the outskirts of the town is the Roman stronghold of Acinipo with its ancient amphitheatre. After the Romans the Arabs brought prosperity, and named it, 'Madinat Runda'. There are many examples of the Arabic legacy throughout the town.

The bullring is the oldest in Spain and the largest in the World. The famous bullfighter, Francisco Romero, revised the corrida to fight the bull on foot with sword and cape instead of on horseback. His grandson, Pedro Romero, is Spain's most famous and revered matador, killing 5,600 bulls in his lifetime.

The other famous landmark is the New Bridge that crosses, El Tajo. Built during the Catholic period it connects the old city with the new.

Travel:

You can fly to Malaga, Seville, Gibraltar or Jerez airport.

Distances:

In the heart of the town centre.

Further Details:

For further photographs and movies, please visit PoshGaffs.com - thanks for your interest!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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ALL YEAR
24 Jan 2016 - 22 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£226
for 4 nights
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£49
£329
£629
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£226
for 4 nights
From
£49
£329
£629
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £30
Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day: Flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The shower room and loo is decorated in a cool blue.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedrooms plus sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is traditionally furnished.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There are two balconies from the main apartment and also a large roof terrace, equipped with loungers, tables, chairs and a BBQ. Outside: Restaurants and tapas bars on your door step. Utility Room: Storage only. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding and towels (changed once a week). Other: There are two balconies from the main apartment and also a large roof terrace.

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