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Beautiful Modern Townhouse with Pool and Garage Parking

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
22 May, 2018

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 Gaucín

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gaucín in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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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Beautiful Modern Townhouse with Pool and Garage Parking
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at La Crestellina. The house is so beautiful and so well equipped to host our family of three generations! Perfect for children. Thanks Helen for having such an easy communication and to worry about making our stay so great.

We already knew Gaucin. It is a really beautiful and peaceful spot at the end of the Serranía de Ronda with majestous nature and incredible views, el balcón de la Serranía!

Looking forward to repeat soon.


  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review Neus. We are so pleased you liked the house and it suited your needs perfectly. We'd love to welcome you again next time you come to the village. Warmest regards, Helen and Clive
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2 weeks with another couple and despite the rain had a great time. The area is very scenic and Gaucin is central to a lot of interesting sites. Enjoyed the apartment and the owner is very easy to deal with. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry the weather wasn't great but am so glad you and your friends enjoyed Gaucin and the surrounding areas. We'd love to have you stay again. Regards, Helen and Clive
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fantastic house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

A very modern comfortable house with great views and a lovely pool

The garage is a great bonus and the bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and very comfortable

Would highly recommend this house with the only downside being an uphill walk into the village


  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Andy, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the house. As you will no doubt have discovered Gaucin is full of narrow, slightly steep streets however we always find the benefit of walking up on the way out is that it is a gentle stroll home after a night out! Once again we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Kindest regards, Helen and Clive
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Beautiful spacious home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Gaucin at La Crestellina. The house is beautiful and immaculately clean. We were a party of 5: one 11 month old, 2 parents and 2 grandparents, and the house was perfect for our needs. Baby loved crawling around in the spacious lounge and all the toys provided. Grandparents were in birdwatching heaven with eagles and vultures spotted from the balcony within 10 minutes of our arrival. The village is great, lovely deli 3 minutes walk from the house which supplied several dinners for whichever couple drew the short straw and did the babysitting. Lots of nice tapas bars and we had fantastic meals at La Fructuosa and Platero & Co.

Helen was very helpful and friendly via email, and everything about our visit went really smoothly. The house was so well set up for a family with a baby- excellent off-road pushchair, loads of plastic kitchenware and very solid stair gate!

We hope to return some day- thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, we really appreciate it. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed the house and village. Lucky you having babysitters so you could go out and enjoy some of the wonderful new restaurants and tapas bars in the village. We look forward to welcoming you again should you decide to come back to Gaucin. Warm regards, Helen and Clive
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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: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Fructuosa
Car: necessary


The closest beaches are 30 minutes drive away at Estepona or Sabinillas and offer sandy child friendly bathing. Further down the coast are windsurfing and kite surfing centres at Tarifa.


Flights from the UK to Malaga and Gibraltar are the most convenient but car hire is fairly essential.


Ronda 40 minutes by car.

Estepona 30 minutes by car.

Marbella 45 minutes by car.

Further Details:

There are two banks in the village with cash points along with a pharmacy, one large supermarket and several smaller supermarkets and shops, a doctor and dentist etc. The village has a vibrant local community and celebrates many of the local and national fiestas and ferrias such as the famous Toro del Cuerdo at Easter.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gaucín, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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