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Moorish Cottage in Mountain Village



Updated: 09-Mar-2016
Cottage in Guaro, Costa del Sol - Just 20 Mins from Marbella and the Coast

Guaro is a pretty village with small supermarkets, a bakery, bars serving tapas and a popular barbecue restaurant. There are many fine restaurants and hotels just a short drive away, some with swimming pools. The village pool is open in the high season. Nearby is a National Park with lakes and stunning wildlife, perfect for walkers and those who enjoy the outdoors. By contrast, the nearby coastal resorts have many shops, restaurants and bustling bars. Enjoy all of this whilst enjoying a truly Spanish base in a local village. Venture north and the historic towns of Ronda (1 hour), Granada and Seville are manageable and worthwhile day trips.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

The official owner of our house in Spain is my daughter for ease of administration when purchasing but as she is a busy TV producer living in London, I take on the care and maintenance and visit with my husband as often as possible. My husband and I are retired and live in a Derbyshire village.

My daughter and I chose the house together and share our use of it.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Just a short note to say thank you for letting us stay in your lovely Spanish house! We had a really great time despite one or two cloudy/rainy days. We spent a lot of time near the coast - went to Marbella (had sardines on the beach!), Puerto Banus (spent a fortune on a meal overlooking some of the millionaires boats), and Fuengirola (a bit like Blackpool but with a slightly better beach). It was really nice to spend time in Guaro on your roof terrace, which we used a lot. We went to the barbecue restaurant and had a meal there.....what gigantic portions... lovely. We even made ourselves understood with the help of the Spanish phrase book!!! We also went to Ronda, passing through the natural park area on the way... beautiful'

'We really loved the village,the people are so friendly and the gingerbread from the bakery was to die for. It was a great base to tour inland as we did visiting Coin, Ronda and even El Chorro and the lakes'
Feb 2009
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From the Owner

My daughter and I fell in love with Guaro when looking for a holiday retreat in Spain. We looked at many coastal apartments, all very similar and on complexes with no centre or anywhere interesting to walk to. Guaro is a pretty village with a pretty square and a choice of small supermarkets and bars, just 20 minutes drive from Marbella and the coast. We loved its atmosphere and location, as we loved our little house with its lovely roof terrace. My husband and I visit regularly and my daughter when she can leave her busy London life, which is less frequently.

Activity and Interests


It is an easy and beautiful 20 minute drive to the coast, straight down the A355 to Marbella and the coast road, so also convenient for visiting other coastal resorts. The beaches are excellent and the choice of restaurants either on or beside the beach is second-to-none. It is easy to find a quiet stretch of beach away from the busy areas. Enjoy barbecued sardines on the beach after parking your car at Marbella Marina. We will be happy to pass on our knowledge of the area and what not to miss.


The nearest airport is Malaga, 45 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended, although there is a local bus service into Marbella and Coin (the nearest town). Car hire is cheap and highly recommended to make the most of your stay in Guaro as there are so many worthwhile places to visit.


Monda is the nearest village, just 5 minutes drive or slightly more by bus. On the outskirts of Monda is the Marbella Gun Club, highly recommended for relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Lunch and drinks are served and there is a swimming pool. Close by is an old castle, now a top class hotel serving dinner and drinks to non-residents. Monda itself has a choice of bars and a renowned restaurant in the centre - "Balcon de la Jaola". Coin, the nearest town, is 7km away for restaurants and shops.

Further Details:

The village of Guaro has all the day-to-day facilities, including shops and cash facilities. The village restaurant is very popular, with congenial and welcoming hosts and large portions of excellent food! Our English friend in the village is glad to help and advise our guests with her local knowledge of the region.

Prices and Availability

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  • Booking Notes:
    A booking will be held on receipt of a £60 deposit, with balance payable up to 3 weeks before arrival.

    Changeover Day:
    Flexible changeover day with arrival time preferred from 3.00pm.

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Updated: 09-Mar-2016
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From the Owner

Complete relaxation, great shopping and awesome sight-seeing - so many places to explore! Also the friendliness of this very Spanish village - make sure you take your phrase book! I would be very happy to pass on our experiences of the area and our favourite places to visit.


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom on ground floor with shower, WC, washbasin and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 bedrooms plus double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed. Sofabed in sitting room sleeps an additional 2.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Freestanding heaters and air conditioning units in rooms. Stairs are steep and not suitable for the infirm. The village streets are also quite steep. Outside: Large private roof terrace for dining, with tables and chairs, barbecue and sun-loungers. Good for watching village life and listening to the goat bells in the hills nearby. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and are changed for each new set of guests. Additional cleaning can easily be arranged. Other: Roof terrace has dining furniture and sun loungers.

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