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Spacious, Stylish Hse. Private Pool, Garden, roof terrace with stunning views - Half Full option. See full hse option for larger families prices.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Half Full option. See full hse option for larger families prices.

This is the discounted option for small families with a choice of up to 2 bedrooms instead of 4. Open plan and spacious living area with comfortable lounge. Radio, CD player or just plug in your ipod. 56"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, oak dining table. Access to garden and pool.

. An iron spiral staircase leads up to terrace bedroom 1 and terraces.

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.

The following bedrooms are available for larger groups only.

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.


Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Discounts of 10% for 2 + week bookings. (Not July or August)
A minimum of £300 deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance, is paid on arrival.
Payments can be made in Euros or Sterling via PayPal or directly into a UK or a Spanish bank account.
A retainer of £200 in case of damages is also required. This 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.

Changeover Day:

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 20% DISCOUNT on each subsequent week. (Low and mid season only)


Accommodation and facilities for Half Full option. See full hse option for larger families prices. in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
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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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Lovely house in a perfect setting.

  • 5 of 5

Tony's house was just perfect - spacious, comfortably furnished and well equipped. Everything required was provided. The welcome pack contained a comprehensive array of goodies, which was particularly useful on arrival. The garden was beautifully laid out with views of the ruined castle on the hilltop. Best of all was the series of roof terraces, all with amazing views of the wonderful surrounding countryside. Gauchin is a pretty white village, with narrow, winding streets and flower filled tubs outside most of the houses. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from and the local supermarket was well provisioned. The surrounding countryside can only be described as stunning. Tony was there to welcome us on arrival and available at any time to answer queries or give advice, but without being in any way obtrusive. We had an amazing three weeks and would have no hesitation in returning .

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely quirky house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spanish village property .as soon as we walked in it had the homely feel to it . Tony our super host , was most helpfull with all our needs .The welcome pack of the basic groceries to start us off was a very nice touch .excellent position at the top of the village, right under the castle , lovely view of it from the garden .The pool was great ,much needed in the very sun . A pleasant walk down to the shops and bars for all your requirments.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous house in a lovely village.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous rustic house - practicle and unique.

The house is very well equipt.

We were spoilt for choice with the different areas for sitting out and relaxing. The views are super from the sun terrace and BBQ area.

The welcome pack was excellent and Tony (owner) was helpful and welcoming.

Overall an excellent find.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This property definately has the wow factor, the pictures do not do it justice. We were stunned by the size and space! Both my partner and I fell in love with this house and will definately be coming back. It is not perfect, it is a proper home, with lots of quirky features like the spiral staircase. You have a choice of bedrooms, all as lovely as the next. We stayed for two weeks and never felt like we couldn't be completely comfortable. Tony is brilliant, no matter what you want or need he is there to ensure a comfortable stay, his welcome pack is more than adequate for your first day and all basic essentials, shampoo, loo roll etc are provided, so shop after you have settled in. We spent our last evening having a meal with Tony and his lovely partner, Anna, excellent company! Gaucin is a beautiful town, do climb up to the castle, it's a lot bigger than you think. Lots of shops, not really a reason to go to the coast for shopping and the staff are all lovely. Lots and lots of walking areas including El Hacho, the mountain at the end of the village. We didn't eat in any of the restuarants, so can't give any advice there sorry. I highly recommend this property. Well done Tony!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review Sharon and your kind words. You were also perfect guests and a pleasure to have you both here.
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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.