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Beautiful Modern Townhouse with Pool and Garage Parking

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Peaceful Location with mountain views on the edge of the village

La Crestellina is an immaculate well appointed town house offering spacious and comfortable accommodation. It has great views from the terrace of the village of Gaucin, the Crestallina mountain and the sea beyond. The house has all modern conveniences including aircon and Wi-Fi with a beautiful shared swimming pool. There is a spacious entrance hall and integrated single garage (very useful in the summer months when parking is at a premium and your car can be kept cool). There are two light and airy bedrooms on the next floor, one twin and one double, both en-suite. The upper floor opens onto a stunning kitchen and living area with terrace and views. There is also a beautiful private dining terrace leading to a further self contained annex with double en-suite bedroom and small living area.

Helen Attwooll
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Helen Attwooll

We are a family of four living in Berkshire. Helen is an accupuncturist and Clive is a Project Director for a Construction Company specialising in energy efficient school buildings. We have two children at home aged 12 and 8.

Helen Attwooll purchased this house in 2008

Why Helen Attwooll chose Ronda area

Gaucin is a very special place and is far removed from the typical Costa resorts. We have been coming here as a family for the past fifteen years and enjoy the combination of typical Spanish daily life and holiday relaxation. The village is friendly and welcoming with enough variety of bars and resaturants to satisfy most tastes. The majority of our guests at La Crestallina feel the same way as we do and return year after year.

What makes this house unique

Our house is a wonderful combination of modern convenience and home comforts. It is set in a quiet location at the edge of the village and within 5 minutes walk of the local shops, bars and restaurants. A major benefit of the location is off street and garage parking which is rare in the village. The house is light and airy in the summer (aided by aircon) and warm in the winter (full electric heating and a log burner). La Crestallina is our 'home from home' in Spain and as such we visit several times a year and ensure it is well maintained and equipped.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a great holiday in this very well-equipped spacious house and we will certainly return to Gaucin. While in a lovely quiet location, with use of an excellent pool, it is only a short stroll from the many village bars and restaurants. Strongly recommended for a large family group” RG Cheshire 2011

Absolutely loved this townhouse. The location on the edge of the village is perfect - quiet enough for total peace and relaxation but close enough to be able to walk into the village to sample the many tapas bars. The house is extremely tastefully decorated, all very cool modern lines in creams and whites, and very spacious indeed. There is somewhere for everyone to escape to if they need some "me" time. Loved the little patio at the back of the property with the huge sunshade, perfect for lunchtimes. Gaucin is a lovely little Spanish town/village, and eating out was so very reasonable, much more so than the tourist tourist traps.

Would have no hesitation in recommen
Dec 2010
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Beautiful, clean and spacious house

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. House is spacious and very well equipped. Great views from the balcony and pleasant outside eating area. Pool is shared, but it was never busy, even in the middle of August. Excellent public pool nearby as well. The owners also provided some really useful information about the surrounding area with lots of good recommendations. Gaucin was a pretty white, mountain village with what felt like, in August at least, a high proportion of expats and tourists (mainly British). We could only get local TV channels, so families might want to come prepared with downloads. Change of linen also did not happen after the first week, but I am sure it would have been had we prompted the house manger. Overall we had a really good holiday and would recommend the house to others wanting to base themselves in this area of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your response and your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and liked the house and the recommendations we provided. We use the house regularly ourselves and endeavour to keep it well equipped and to consider what our guests may need as well. We are sorry you had issues with the television. We are in the process of resolving this problem but hope that you found some of the DVDs to watch instead. The house manager and cleaner have been notified regarding the lack of a linen change so this shouldn't be an issue again. Once again many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Kind regards, Helen and Clive
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Stunning- great apartment,beautiful location&views

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely Appartment; well appointed and very. spacious. The highlight is the view - seen from the bedrooms and the large open plan lounge/kitchen: truly stunning. We were a party of 6 which included a 5 year old. The attached studio bedsit was perfect for the little one and her Mum, having its own bathroom and lounge area. Two further double bedrooms and a bed settee provides plenty of sleeping options.Nice swimming pool and a very private elfresco outside dining area. We would defffinately recommend this apartment. The area itself is beautiful and the village is perfect if you want to sample the local lifestyle having a good choice of bars and eating options. Too many to get through in a week so we suggest you book for at least two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review and are delighted that you and your friends and family enjoyed the house and the village as much as we do. Perhaps we will be seeing you for two weeks next year! Warm regards, Helen and Clive
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The perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say what a fabulous week we had in La Crestelina and Gaucín. It's not easy trying to find the perfect place with 3 young children but the house, it's amenities and the location made that possible. From the spectacular views to the fabulous spacious house we had thoroughly memorable stay. The kids had plenty of toys, games and DVD's to play with when they weren't out in the sun. We loved the pool and made good use of the Paella pan! I would highly recommend the village and this immaculately clean house in particular.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family home with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Everything upon arrival at the house was exactly as described plus more. Visiting as a family of 5 (2 adults, 2 teenage sons and 7 year old daughter) we had more than enough space to relax and unwind... there was easily enough space to have accommodated a further 2 or 3 people. The house itself was beautifully presented, immaculately clean and had a very well equipped kitchen. The sunny balcony off the living area became my favourite spot, with comfortable loungers, stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the sound of the local flora and fauna (Donkeys, sheep, goats etc) it was beyond idealic. Due to the very narrow roads and limited parking the garage proved invaluable. I really can not praise this house enough. In the village itself there was an excellent range of bars, restaurants, supermarkets etc. All where very friendly and for those with limited Spanish spoke fluent English. We embarked on a couple of the local walks (details of which we found in a very useful information folder provided by the hosts), All of the walks although hard going rewarded you with excellent views. The village of Gaucin proved to be an excellent central base for visiting other areas. Ronda is an absolute must with it's huge bridge expanding the gauge connecting the old and new towns. For keen horse riders there are lots of rides available locally, I joined 3 hour ride through the local mountains and can highly recommend the stables I rode with www.rideandalucia.com

All in all we enjoyed an excellent relaxing holiday, I feel certain that one day soon we will return and without hesitation I would book this beautiful house again as our base.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in the townhouse. It was exactly as we expected according to the description except that it was even better! The pool was considerably bigger than we expected and the quality of furnishings was first class. The villa is furnished with everything you could conceivably need -- there's even a cocktail shaker and cocktail glasses! We would happily recommend this property to friends and family, although perhaps not to those who find too many steps a little challenging, and we ourselves would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home (but with better weather!)

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many holiday houses over the years, but none anywhere near the standard of La Crestellina. Beautiful house, beautifully furnished & decorated, and a magnificent view thrown in. Unlike so many holiday lets it's a real treat to find that everything you could possibly need has been provided (and that all the cutlery/crockery/pans etc match!). It was a real home-from-home for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. (The garage was a particular plus, given the shortage of parking in Gaucin. It was also much bigger than we expected and swallowed our estate car with ease.)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Roger, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the house met all your requirements. We spend all of our family holidays here and so have furnished it to be our home away from home. We also work hard to consider what our guests may require when they stay. We love the house and are so pleased to hear that our guests do too. The garage is a great bonus, especially in the summer when it is so hot. Warmest regards, Helen and Clive
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices:
The price in the pricing table is for up to 4 people. Additional people (aged 3+) are charged at £50 per person per week.

In the case of cancellation the following will apply: Cancellation taking place less than 4 weeks before the start of the rental period: 70% of the rent. These charges only apply if the owner does not find a replacement tenant for the same period.

The house can be available outside of mid and high season. Please contact the owner with your enquiry.

Changeover Day is Saturday, although out of high season this can be a little more flexible. Departure by 10.30. Arrival not before 3pm

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gaucín in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom1 with WC, bath and separate shower. En-suite to bedroom2 with WC, shower. En-suite to bedroom3 with WC and bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1 - king size double with en-suite and balcony. Bedroom2 - twin with en-suite. Bedroom 3 - king size double with en-suite + double sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has three bedrooms with an additional sofa bed in the studio and in the entrance area there is also a double sofa-bed that we have found invaluable for teenagers when staying ourselves. So although we state 6 adults there is enough sleeping accomodation to take up to 10 people. The house also has a cot and high chair for children. Outside: There is a terrace area to the lounge with occasional chairs. between the kitchen and the studio annexe is a private patio with outside dining table, chairs and sunshade. Small planted area. The shared pool has loungers with sun-shades an exercise bike and a shower and WC. Utility Room: Washing machine and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included and changed weekly. Other: Garage with parking for 1 car.

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