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Spacious, Stylish Hse. Private Pool, Garden, roof terrace with stunning views - FULL HOUSE option. There is also a discounted half full option.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



FULL HOUSE option. There is also a discounted half full option.

This option is priced for large groups, up to eight adults. Please see the discounted half full option if you are a small family. Open plan and spacious living area with comfortable lounge. Radio, CD player or just plug in your ipod. 56inch flat screen TV. Large, bright well equipped, open plan family kitchen diner. with gas hob, electric oven, large fridge\freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee percolator, fire extinguishers, etc, etc. dining table. Access to garden and pool.

. An iron spiral staircase leads up to terrace bedroom 1 and terraces with barbque out door lounge and seating.

Terrace bedroom room 1, One Queen size double bed. En-suite shower, WC, wash basin.

Middle floor. Bedroom 2, One double bed.

Family bathroom adjacent to bedroom 2 and main living area that includes dining area, kitchen and access to pool and garden.

Ground floor. Bedroom 3, Double bed, En-suite Full bath\shower, WC, wash basin

Bedroom 4. Two Single beds. Ideal for children.

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About the property


There are two options found on owners direct for renting our lovely home. "Half full" or "full house" It is one property only and apart from cost, all information for both options are identical.

The house is ideal for those wanting privacy, peace and quiet with your own private pool, garden and terraces with stunning views virtually, in all directions. It is ideal for larger groups, for example, 3 couples and three children and a baby. The 2 ground floor bedrooms are beautifully cool in the summer and heated by radiators in the winter.

The house is located on the edge of the village just beneath the old moorish castle, where there is a dedicated car park. There is easy access to the surrounding countryside, well away from all the traffic noise but close enough to be in easy reach of all the bars and restaurants without having to climb steep hills unless you want to explore.

The house has 3 levels with bedrooms and wc on all levels. The kitchen is on the middle level and its large glass sliding doors leads you into a small court yard, perfect for eating outdoors, especially at night when the castle is often lit. A small childproof gate takes you through to the garden where you find the pool and seating. Under water benches run down the full length of pool on both sides providing safety at arms reach for novice swimmers and a comfortable place to take that siesta, where you have sunshine all day long or lie in the shade of the orange tree or umbrella.

There are three roof terraces, all in close proximity. One has the gas barbecue and is ideal for dining outside on the garden sofas, round the coffee table. The other two terraces have sun loungers, ideal for sun bathing. One has some shade, and the other has full sun all day long.

I live just two doors away and am only to happy to help out with anything you may need.

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tony martinez
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About tony martinez

Came to Gaucin in 1986. I live and work in the area building and maintaining houses and have spent many years slowly restoring this house. My hobbies are gardening, photography and painting in water colour and oils. I spend my spare time walking and looking for new and beautiful off the beaten track locations to pass on to


tony martinez purchased this house in 1980

Why tony martinez chose Gaucín

We decided on Gaucin because of the views and the way of life it offers here. Many artists come here for the same reasons. The way of life this area offers is of a far superior quality to our lives in the UK. I have never eaten out so often or spent so much quality time with new friends in so many unique and beatifull homes and locations. We have the mediteranian sea, the Atlantic ocean all offering a whole variety of beaches and coves, surrounded by stunning mountains. I could go on forever on what this place offers but anyone that loves site seeing must explore these sites for themselves.

What makes this house unique

We are just under the castle, in the the most peaceful and quiet part of the village with no through traffic noise. Our lovely pool and garden is the perfect oasis for relaxing in privacy. The roof terraces are spacious and comfortable with all the fabulous views that Gaucin is famous for.

Take a three minute walk and you will literally feel like you are in the remotest of places. Sit peacefully among the weather worn rocks under the sky that seems so vast here. On a clear day Africa looks a stone throw away. The sound of goat bells often fill the air and the distant fields rolling down to the river will tempt you to explore the delights of fresh water bathing. Or a short walk in the other direction and you will soon find all the shops you may need. Once you get your supplies in, you could spend the rest of your holiday at home, in the garden round the pool or on any one of the three terraces, each terrace has a unique quality offering something distinctly different to the others.


Guestbook comments from the owner


J Ravn

"Great holiday home and excellent service"

A very lovely house and excellent friendly service from our host Tony made this house a very big part of a lovely vacation in this beautifully situated and very friendly village. As a family of five we enjoyed the spaciousness, the facilities, the pool and the many terraces to choose from looking out on to beautiful surroundings and "our own" little castle. Tony made us feel very well looked after without being in any way imposing. We can highly recommend this place as a holiday home to anyone and will be looking forward to coming back ourselves. 5\5


We found the house to be clean and comfortable with plenty of seating and a good dining area. The patio was perfect for breakfast and an early evening drink whilst the pool and surrounding area was ideal for wiling away many an hour in the sun. All in all a pretty and comfortable house for a relaxing holiday. Tony is a charming host and happy to be helpful. 4\5
Apr 2012
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Booking Notes:
Discounts of 10% for 2 + week bookings. (Not July or August)
50% deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance can be paid on arrival as an alternative to using the ownersdirect payment procedure.
Payments can be made in Euros or Sterling via PayPal or directly into a UK or a Spanish bank account.
The retainer of £200 in case of damages can be paid along with the deposit or no later than 3 weeks prior to your scheduled arrival. The retainer will be returned to you by bank transfer within one week after departure.

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Notes on prices:
The house is quite large so It is a lot more work preparing the house for large groups requiring all bedrooms so, we want offer a reduced rate for travelers requiring up to two bedrooms only. We call this the "Half full" option which is more economical than the "Full house" option. Unfortunately, Owners Direct call the two options Units one and two. This can be confusing to travelers because it implies that travelers may be sharing some part of the property. We wish to clarify that unit one and two refer only to the full and half full options. It is one house for your exclusive use only and you will not be required to share any part of the property at any time. Which ever option you choose it includes the privacy of the entire house at all times.
To encourage longer bookings we offer 10% DISCOUNT on each subsequent week. (Low and mid season only)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The pool cannot be seen from the kitchen but there is a child gate preventing access from the court yard and main house to the pool area. The kitchen and courtyard are on the same level providing a large area for a child to play inside and outside but there are two steps down from the kitchen to lounge. A secure baby lounger, high chair, cot, desk and chair and push chair are all supplied. If you need anything else in particular we will be happy to try and get it for you at no extra cost. Just ask at time of booking. Bedroom 3 and 4, accessed on the ground floor just as you go through the main gate. Bedroom 4 with its 2 single beds is ideal for children whose parents might occupy bedroom 3, as one has to go through it to reach bedroom 3 and en-suit bathroom. Good quality linen and towels provided, including beach towels. Mid week cleaner provided if required for a small fee. sheets and towels normally changed weekly but there are plenty more on hand at no extra cost if required. Outside: A gas barbecue is provided in the garden. Tables and chairs and sun loungers are provided for both garden and the terrace. The pool is completely private and measures 2.5m x 5m. It is heated by the sun only. Open the large doors to the ground floor bedroom 2 to give the room an added extension with an open cool atmosphere on those hot summer nights. The terrace bedroom 1, opens onto an under cover sitting area with sofa that could sleep an additional 9th person or child. There are large glass doors that open out onto the terrace where there are sun loungers, a large sun shade and table and chairs.


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FULL HOUSE option. There is also a discounted half full option.
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Quirky with great views

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful and well equipped property with fantastic views from the terrace, perfect for evening barbeques. Set on different levels it is a really quirky place in a quiet location but within walking distance to the centre of Gaucin and the supermarket. The castle is a short though steep walk away and well worth a visit. Tony was incredibly helpful every step of the way and provided some lovely goodies when we arrived. The pool was great and although the area around it was small it was fine for our needs. We had a lovely stay here and would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Gaucin.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quirky spacious house.

  • 4 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday at this quirky house, even though we found it difficult to find in the first place. It's nestled in the narrowest of streets just underneath the castle in Gaucin. Tony the owner, come out to find us, and left us to settle in, yes the welcome pack was excellent.

The website pictures don't really do the rooms justice, the sitting room has three large settees and plenty of space for a family. It also has a very large tv, which wasn't working that well while we were there, and if you had youngsters I would check ( nothing is too much trouble for Tony, so I'm sure he will get it sorted ) The bedroom on the top floor is also much bigger than it looks on the website, and the bed is enormous. Views from this floor are stunning.

The village is very friendly, we had locals helping us manoeuvre the narrow streets and parked cars ! There is a good supermarket, with a lovely friendly butcher. Also a wine shop,,which was very reasonable, and if you HAVE to have English products were cheaper than supermarket.

Several good bars, where you can enjoy Tapas,and plenty of restaurants. You really don't need to leave the village if you don't want to.

The spiral staircase was tricky,especially carrying BBQ stuff up to the top floor ,but we got the hang of it, and believe this is going to be replaced shortly anyway.

There are several sitting out areas, all with stunning views, sun loungers and rattan furniture.

The pool looked deeper than it was, and for me it was cold, but would be welcome Im sure in the hotter months. The sitting out area by this is quite small, and the beautiful Bougainville and Jasmine were rather dwarfed by the Ivy. We didn't spot the pool shower until the last day !

Small niggles : Huge tv, no English channels. BBQ up the staircase, would have preferred it outside the kitchen.

Biggest Niggle : There was a very noisy water pump in the house, which came on every 15 minutes. To start with it didn't seem that bad, but latterly at night it was a nuisance.

Would we go back ? Absolutely !!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review, many thanks for taking the time. The TV now has all or most of the Itv and bbc Chanel's. The pump has been repaired but as a precaution there is now also a switch in the bedroom to turn it off. I rather like the ivy in the garden but I gues its not everybody's cup of tea. However, I do take seriously what guests say so, I shall be a bit more brutal with pruning the ivy this year. Many many thanks for the revew and you are both very welcome here any time. Tony
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Lovely house full of character

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a stay in this lovely property. I was delighted with the house; it was comfortable and spacious with everything we needed for a great holiday - the photos don't really do it justice. We made good use of the pool and the sun terrace at the top of the house which has fabulous views all the way down to Gibraltar. I really liked the fact that there were different outside areas which meant that there was always somewhere to be on your own if you wanted it. There were plenty of sunbeds, towels and a good selection of tanning lotions etc. no doubt left by previous visitors! As other reviewers have said; there are a lot of stairs and the spiral staircase in particular to the top floor is quite steep. It wouldn't suit anyone infirm. Tony was on hand if we had needed anything but as everything was on hand we didn't really need to call on him. Gaucin is very pretty with some nice little restaurants where you can eat quite cheaply. Everything is walkable which is good as driving through the steep, narrow streets is quite challenging. We took a trip to Ronda which was beautiful and a whale watching trip from Tarifa which is about 90 minutes away from Gaucin but well worth it. Otherwise we just enjoyed lazing around the house and the pool making the most of all that gorgeous sunshine . If you do want to go out and about it is worth doing some research before hand as there isn't s lot of information at the house. There is good wi-fi though so you could look it all up when you are there. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we definitely plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. With regards to the stairs, each level is self contained with its own bedroom and wc. The first floor also has the kitchen and garden with pool so, there is no need to change levels if you don't wish to, depending on your choice of bedrooms. The old spiral staircase is a favorite for most of our guests but it is not very practical, it is therefore, being renewed in October 2016. We always invite our guests to suggest improvements so that each year we can improve their holiday experience. Many thanks.
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Perfect stay in a picture perfect town!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is perfect....five min walk from the center of town but away from the traffic and noise....well there really isn't any of that in this town of less than 2,000 people! Tony was a gracious host, attending to our every need and we thank him for the welcome kit of essential items. The villa's bedrooms are laid out over three floors. I would not recommend this villa if you have trouble with stairs. There is a double bed on the top floor, a double bed on the middle floor where living room and kitchen are and the first floor has two twin beds and a double bed. The temperature rises as you go up so in the cold weather expect to use the space heaters provided especially on the first floor. The villa had everything you could need, we cooked for 7 of us and the kitchen suited us just fine. The kids enjoyed the small pool and the small garden was very relaxing. The rooftop terrace was a playground for the kids, they loved it and the view is amazing, you can see Gibraltar and the mountains of Africa on a clear day. I would recommend the deck for stargazing as well! WIll definitely look to return to Gaucin and to this villa in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in Gaucin

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many villas and apartments and by far, this property is one of the best. The house was rustic, authentic and charming. And the three different outside areas (pool/garden, veranda/BBQ and sun terrace) provided all you need for fun in the sun. The village is a traditional pueblo blanco which has restaurants and bars within 5 minutes walking distance from the house. Everyone in the village was so friendly. The property is in the oldest part of the village situated under the ruined castle (a must to see) and there is parking just round the corner. The property is very well situated in the area being only an hour or so from Ronda and Marbella and Gibraltar is 1.1/2 hours away. Tony the owner, was very helpful and accommodating, particularly when sorting out collection of our hire car after we'd had a puncture. He made all the arrangements with the local agent and we were supplied with a replacement the very next day. He was helpful even before we arrived; answering all my e-mails queries promptly. We will certainly be visiting the area again within the next few years, and when we do, we know where we'll by staying. Thanks again Tony!

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A pefect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

we have just got back from 3 weeks in this wonderful house.

Firstly Tony, was brilliant in the lead up to our holiday, answering all our endless questions with total charm, through to the ease of booking. to booking our taxi to pick us up and leaving a very welcome, welcome pack on our arrival.

The house is a perfect size for 2-8, lots of spaces to sunbath, relax, read, chill out and eat. The house was very clean with all the kitchen equipment you would need to make wonderful lunches and dinners. Great bbq!!

the swimming pool is much larger than the normal plunge pools in Gaucin, perfect temperature in 42c, cool and refreshing, with a wonderful underwater ledge so you can read in the water. Wonderful views up to the castle.

Tony was always on hand if you needed to ask him anything, he booked our table at the wonderful El Attico for our 10th wedding anniversary and so very kindly bought us a bottle of wine to celebrate. Nothing was too much trouble for him, which was so refreshing.

Gaucin is a wonderful village, with lots of loverly tapas bars to eat in, all very affordable and also 3 very good restaurants.

I could'nt recommend this house more highly, and really wanted to return next month, but unsuprisingly it was fully booked! this house represents such huge value for money in a village that commands such high holiday rental value.

after writing this review I think I may struggle to book for next year unless I book very early!!!!

Thank you Tony for a wonderful three week.

Suki and Olly

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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El Atico
Excellent hospitality, great service and food all with a backdrop of stunning views.
Rio guadearo
Turn left at Ave La Barca and follow the track for 2 or 300mts. The river at this location ...
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
El Zoro
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
There are many
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We also provide a guide service with picnics, for walkers (brisk or sedentary), bird watchers, artists, photographers etc or just for those that love nature. There are also, free to join local walk groups. Or all the info we have gathered over the years is all at the house should you wish to go alone. We often go out to paint the scenery, usually in water cuolour and you are welcome to come along and give it a try at no extra cost. Materials supplied.


Taking the scenic route, The Mediterranean coast is 30min by car. The lovely white beaches and multiple rocky coves of the Atlantic start after just 1h30m drive. Much of this journey can be taken through the national park. A guide can be provided for those wanting off the beaten track discoveries.


Gibraltar airport 1hr. Malaga airport 2hrs.


Ronda 1hrs drive. Marbella 45m, Estepona 35m. Seville 2.5 hrs. Jerez 2 hrs.

Further Details:

We wish to ensure you that it is our intention to do our very best to make sure you have everything you need for a great holiday. If you need something that is not listed as supplied above just let us know. We are very happy to try and get it for you.

As this property is maintained by the owner we are on hand 24hours a day to deal immediately with any questions or eventuality.

Gas and electrics is provided at no extra cost for lighting, cooking and heating.

Heating is provided by a wood burner and gas fires.

A generous amount of fire wood and gas is provided at no extra cost. This should last your stay. However, should you require it, additional fire wood and gas bottles are provided at cost price.


All lets are from 4 p.m. on the day of your arrival to 10 a.m. on the day of your departure. Please vacate the house by 10.00 am.

The swimming pool is used by visitors at their own risk.

All prices include electricity, water and gas, except for heating.

The owners, their employees, agents or contractors shall not be liable for any death or injury, loss or damage to person or property sustained by any person arising from or in connection with any letting, whether or not directly or indirectly caused by the act, default, negligence or omission or otherwise of the owners, their employees, agents or invitees. The tenants shall indemnify the owners against all actions, liability, claims, costs and expenses arising from or in connection with their letting.

Children must be supervised around and in the pool at all times.

Cancellation of a booking renders you liable, at the owners discretion, to loss of the rent if no later booking for the same period is made. You are advised to arrange your own insurance to cover against unavoidable cancellation, losses, medical expenses or injury to person or property during the holiday.