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Wooden Chalet, Includes Shared Use Of Owner's Private Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Chalet in Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Location, 3 Kilometres From Gaucin Village

'La Chozita' is a wooden chalet, situated at 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by almond, olive and carob trees, with a wonderful view of the Mediterranean sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and the north African coast. The property is 3 kilometers away from a local village that has restaraunts, bars, supermarkets, shops, access to medical care and pharmacy. The property is accessible by vehicle and the parking lot can contain up to 3 cars.

Fernando Jose Cruz
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Fernando Jose Cruz

My wife and I bought our finca 24 years ago but did not come to stay permanently until 1999. I am a retired electrical engineer, aged 80, and have worked all my life with British engineering consultants on very exciting multinational projects, mostly overseas. These included steelworks in Algeria, Venezuela and Malaysia, military bases in Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, etc. I speak fluent Spanish, as I was born in Bolivia, fluent English (American university and living over 30 years in Epsom, Surrey), and almost fluent French, which has added to the enjoyment of working overseas.

I believe that as an engineer working on a huge variety of environments, has taught me to deal with everyday problems with confidence and good humour - both of which are of great value in the Spanish countryside

Fernando Jose Cruz purchased this chalet in 1980

Why Fernando Jose Cruz chose Gaucín

Both my wife and myself have been very keen tennis players and much as we love England, we both got fed up with the weather! Having done a lot of camping with our children in France and northern Spain, we were advised that if we wanted guaranteed sunshine the Costa del Sol was the area to move to. A friend recommended Gaucin and, as has often happened to some residents here, once you come to the village and admire the scenery, there can be no other place that offers such beautiful countryside, amazing vistas, wonderful climate, a lovely and unspoilt little village with large town conveniences i.e. petrol station, variety of shops and restaurants, two banks, pharmacy, etc. We looked at town houses but we wanted a place with a garden. We finally bought a finca with a 15 acre garden!

What makes this chalet unique

Although we´re only 3 kms from Gaucin itself, we are also about 200 metres lower and much more protected from wind and cold weather than the village. We grow avocados, oranges, lemons, tangerines, guavas, nectarines, and have planted mango trees and chirimoyas (custard apples), which you couldn't grow in Gaucin as they would suffer from frost.

We are, naturally, much quieter here and much as one loves to attend the various fiestas which the village celebrates, almost every other week one feels, the noise is quite incredible and would make sleep quite difficult to come by, so we have the convenience of the village nearby but we live in the country.

Last but not least, we are surrounded by a marvellous bunch of friends, who share our love of music and the arts.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom includes a shower, wash basin and a toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, night table, desk, chest drawer and wardrobe, mirror, standard cooling fan and WiFi.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Outside: The swimming pool, is 12 x 4 metres, with an infinite view down the valley. The swimming pool area includes an external shower, sauna, pingpong table, a badminton court and a toilet. Utility Room: The washing machine is located in an outside utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and face towels, bedlinen included. The property is cleaned once a week, which includes towel and linen change. Other: Covered veranda with table, 2 chairs, double setee and hammock. Rolling curtains installed, for rain protection, which is very rare unless in mid-winter.


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Wooden Chalet, Includes Shared Use Of Owner's Private Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Nice Spot

  • 4 of 5

Great location for these apartment. Just off the center off the village. Everything was an easy walk. Lots of nice day trips close by. Our apartment which was the Done Jose had rather dangerous stairs for anyone who has walking or mobility issues. No bannister on one side and a beam to limbo under near the bottom. No problem for us but worth mentioning, but nice character property all the same,

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real find

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay in "La Chozita'. A brilliant place to wind down and enjoy peace and fantastic scenery, whilst also being close to amenities in Gaucin. You would be hard pushed to find a holiday let with a better view (which you feel like you have all to yourself here). Fernando as a host was second to none - it is really fantastic to have a warm welcome from someone who knows the area intimately, whilst also leaving you to enjoy the tranquility of the finca. He provided a very generous 'welcome pack', a meal, and kindly lent us baby equipment which made our lives easy. The use of the pool really made the holiday for us, it is like something from a magazine. We will always remember our break here.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jenny, Oli and baby Will, Many thanks for your very kind review of your stay at La Chozita and your comments regarding the view, the pool and our welcoming attitude. I can assure that the pleasure for myself and our friends who joined us for supper was mutual, you are a lovely little family and it was very pleasant to have you here. Maybe will meet again sometime in the future? Kind regards, Fernando
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The Most Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at "La Chozita" for one week in the spring. The property is fantastic, the views down the mountain to Gibraltar and Morocco are stunning. If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and relaxing I would definitely recommend, this is perfect. The historic town of Ronda and other attractions are easily accessible by car if you are interested in exploring the area. The owner was very hospitable and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hugh and Elaine, Many thanks for your kind review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much, we certainly enjoyed meeting you. I'm also delighted that you must have liked La Chozita so much that you're coming back later this month, and we really look forward to seeing you again. The weather is still lovely and warm and you should enjoy your swimming at the pool. I remember that you were so busy touring the last time, that you didn't have time to enjoy the pool.
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A Gem

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location in area with gorgeous scenery.

Chalet spacious,private and well equipped.

Owner very hospitable, helpful and good company.

Only downside is very steep final approach to chalet on foot or by car, but that's down to the terrain.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard and Valerie, The people from Owners Direct have sent me a copy of your review for La Chozita, our wooden chalet, near Gaucin, Andalucia. I'd like to thank you very much for your very complimentary review of the place and your visit. It was for us also a great pleasure and a privilege to meet friendly and interesting people like yourselves. Best regards, Fernando
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The town of Sabinillas, is on the coast, 26 kilometres from La Chozita, a 30 minute drive. Bathing beaches and a number of restaurants are available.


The nearest airport is Gibraltar at 55 kilometres distance and 45 minute drive. Malaga airport is at 115 kilometres, one hour and thirty minute drive. Use of car or car hire is essential.


Gaucin, 3 kilometres. Ronda, 42 kilometres. Jerez, 148 kilometres. Seville, 240 kilometres.

Further Details:

Gaucin is well served by most facilities of a major town. It has two banks, a petrol station, 3 supermarkets and various small shops, an open market, 7 cafes, and 4 restaurants. There is an active walking club, a bridge club and two riding stables.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For bookings please e-mail. A 10% deposit is required.

Changeover Day:
Preferred bookings from 14:00 hours on Saturdays to 10:00 hours on Fridays, but will accept any other days more convenient for prospective clients.

Notes on prices:
40 pounds sterling per day for periods between 1st October until 30th April, not including the Easter holiday week. and 60 pounds sterling per day from 1st May until 30th September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.