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Idyllic Accommodation in Secluded Courtyard - Apartment 2, El Piso Alto (2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4)



Updated: 30-Jul-2016
Apartments in Gaucin, Inland Andalucia, Spain - Right in the Heart of Gaucin

Both apartments have independent access from the widest street in village via a gated archway and a private courtyard. They are set in a beautiful cobbled courtyard having many exotic plants such as grape vines, lemon trees and jasmine giving a real Mediterranean ambiance. Just two or three steps lead to the lower apartment. A Stone stairway leads to the upper apartment from the courtyard, the entrance way opens up into a bright and airy open plan kitch/lounge/diner. Stairs from the living room lead to two terraces that have views to die for. The terraces are ideal for sunbathing or for relaxation with a glass of wine and dining alfresco after a day of exploration. A second stairway leads to the roof terrace having a 360 degree panoramic view of the whole village and outlying countryside. The Castle rises just behind you and the Genal valley stretches out in front, on a clear day you can see Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains of Morocco!

Details for holiday apartment Apartment 2, El Piso Alto (2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Featuring all new furniture and beds this first floor has a bright and airy open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area. The fitted kitchen is equipped to a high standard with gas hob, fridge and microwave oven. The lounge area has a wood burning stove and satellite TV. Double doors lead to a twin bedded room, from this bedroom French doors open onto a sun filled balcony with outdoor furniture. The compact bathroom is also found on this level featuring a brand new walk-in shower, fully tiled walls and floor, a toilet and wash basin.

Stairs from the living room lead to a second twin bedded room and to two terraces that have views to die for. The terraces are ideal for sunbathing or for relaxation with a glass of wine watching the beautiful sunsets.

The top terrace is accessed via a second set of stairs and offers a 360 panoramic view over the village and surrounding countryside. All towels and bed linen is provided.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello and a warm welcome from Bob and Dawn to sunny Spain. We fell in love with the beautiful village of Gaucin during our visit in 2006. The unique and special ambiance of this 'pueblo blanco' is quite special, the evenings are magical as you sit admiring the wonderful sunsets and moon-lit skies from our terraces. The scenery is stunning and views down to the coast are magnificent. We base our successful bird tour company (wingspan bird tours) from our home in Gaucin where we offer day tours to give you a unique opportunity to sample the 'real Spain' and enjoy a wonderful day watching wildlife.

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A tranquil place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was beautifully furnished and very clean and well maintained situated in one of the widest streets in Gaucin so very easy to find a parking spot! The terraces were very private and wonderful places to watch the sunset over the magnificent mountain scenery. Overall we found the property to be very relaxing and tranquil, a great place to unwind.

The owners were extremely friendly and always on hand to help with any advice we needed about the area - they made us feel very welcome.

Both the apartment and Gaucin are very special places and we would love to visit again sometime.

We'd like to recommend the restaurants El Atico for mediterranean food and views; El Lateral for authentic spanish cuisine and Cafe-Bar El Hacho for coffee, cake (especially the chocolate orange one) and views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love Gaucin because it has a uniqueness, a wonderful friendly atmosphere and it is truly beautiful. The quiet narrow streets, the colourful plazas, good selection of restaurants and tapas bars. Everyone smiles and greets you when you stroll through the village. Within easy reach of the coast, Ronda and to several other pueblos blancos. Gaucin is an ideal choice for tourists, walkers, wildlife watchers, cyclist and culture lovers. For the art lover, Gaucin is home to many artists and sculptors. Its position in southern Andalucia is centred on the migration route of thousands of birds, it is just perfect as a base from which to run our bird watching tours. There are hundreds of excellent places to visit for exciting bird-watching day tours and a huge variety of species to see.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gibraltar at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Taberna de Zorro at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Duquesa Golf at 37 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gaucin station at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A377 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Granada at 300 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sabinillas at 35 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We provide Bird-watching Breaks and day trips. The owner is an avid bird-watcher and a professional tour guide. An up-to-date bird list is available together with many maps and directions to the best bird-watching areas. Fully guided Bird-watching tours are available during your stay, they vary from 1 day excursions to a full all inclusive week. For details of bird-watching tours please contact owner. Gaucin lies on the edge of two of Andalusia’s impressive National Parks, Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema, which offer stunning walking and great opportunities for bird watchers. Gaucin is also on the flight path of migratory birds between N Africa and Europe. If you like wildlife then you have come to the right place, butterflies abound, the birds are exotic and wild flowers carpet the lush meadows.


To the south, the Costa del Sol’s beaches, golf courses and other attractions are only 40 minutes away. A little further a-field is the famous Rock of Gibraltar and newly-discovered Tarifa. The wide open Atlantic beaches of the magnificent Costa de la Luz and the Donana Wetlands bird sanctuary are to be found further to the west.


Car hire is recommended as the nearest airport is at Malaga, which is a 90 minute drive. The smaller airport at Jerez can be reached in a similar time whilst Gibraltar (now being used by Easyjet) is 60 minutes away.


Magnificent Ronda lies 45 minutes away to the east along the famous White Villages route passing a string of other picturesque pueblos blancos. Cortes de la Frontera can be reached in 30 minutes and Casares is also a 30 minute drive.

Granada and the Alhambra palace can be reached for a day trip.

Further Details:

Gaucin is perhaps the most beautiful of Andalucia’s Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages, surrounded by picturesque and varied scenery studded with olive, oak, carob and chestnut trees. Perched 630 metres (2,000 feet) up on a mountain balcony against the backdrop of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, and window to the famous town of Ronda. From the many miradors within the town there are terrific views down the Genal River Valley to the Mediterranean coast, Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco. Here, in this unspoilt country village of only 2,000 inhabitants, there is a small but well established international community ensuring that all year round there is a lively and varied range of tapas bars, cafes (including an internet cafe), restaurants (mainly April - October) and other essential services (ATM, pharmacy, post office, market, shops, supermarkets, taxis, public swimming pool in summer etc). There is also a railway station, on the scenic line from Algeciras to Ronda and beyond, just a 10 minute drive from Gaucin. For those of you who need to stay in touch, mobile phone reception is also excellent, and there is a nearby telephone booth.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking can be made by e-mail or telephone and must followed by a £100 deposit payable within 7 days. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the let commences and will include a £100 refundable retainer in case of damage or breakages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for long lets are available contact the owner for details. If you booking overlaps two price ranges then a pro rata amount will be calculated. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

security deposit will secure your booking - balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date (unless booking is made within 6 weeks of stay, in this case the amount must be paid when booking).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

From its cobble-stone courtyard to its Moorish influenced architecture our house and apartments are truly unique. As many of our clients have told us, it is a wonderful, magical and relaxing place to stay. We are within a few minutes walk of all the local amenities including good supermarkets, specialty shops and a great organic shop, with internet facilities. Enjoy your meals from a choice of three terraces with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and the coast beyond or visit one of the numerous restaurants and tapas bars that Gaucin has to offer. We love to welcome visitors to our house and to share in the same feelings of wonderment that we had the very first time that we set foot in Gaucin.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • caves
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Whilst the stairways leading to the upper apartment are easy to climb they are narrow and therefore unsuitable for the elderly and young children. Smoking is not allowed in any of the rooms and pets are not permitted. Outside: The upper terraces have sun loungers, outside tables and chairs and a single BBQ unit. The balcony outside bedroom 1 of the upper apartment has an outside table and two chairs.

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