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Cosy Townhouse For Two With Fantastic Views

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Townhouse in Gaucin, Ronda Area Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Location, Yet Close To Local Amenities

Casa Laura is a charming little town house in the beautiful village of Gaucín, one of the prettiest villages in the South of Spain. The house, situated in the upper part of the village, sleeps 2 in one bedroom. From the roof terrace you have lovely views of Gaucín, the ruins of a 10th century Moorish castle and the valley of the river Genal. Restaurants, tapas bars and shops are all within easy walking distance. The surrounding area is of outstanding natural beauty and offers opportunities for walks, birdwatching, sightseeing or simply relaxing.

Minimum stay is 4 nights; for longer stays a reduction in rates may be available - please contact us.

More Details

Owner
Linda V. Madsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Linda V. Madsen

Linda (Dutch) and Peter (British) first came to Gaucin on holiday in 2000, and like many others before us, fell head over heels in love with this beautiful village and its stunning views down the Genal valley, across the Mediterranean, all the way to the Riff mountains in Morocco. We were working in the Middle East at the time, and looking for somewhere to retire. More or less on impulse, we bought two properties; Casa Laura and another property, a complete ruin, close by. Casa Laura, named after Peter's daughter, was completely refurbished and modernised. We lived there while the ruin was knocked down and rebuilt as our main house. In February 2013 we retired and moved to Gaucin permanently, which means that we now look after Casa Laura ourselves. (It was previously managed by a friend.)

Linda V. Madsen purchased this house in 2000

Why Linda V. Madsen chose Ronda area

Casa Laura has extraordinary views! From the roof terrace, facing north, you can see the dramatic ruins of the Castillo Del Aquila, a 10th century Moorish castle, which is floodlit at the weekends. To the south, you look down the valley towards the shark's fin rock of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and Morocco. It is a paradise for bird watchers, hikers and hill walkers, who are among our main clients. The surrounding area of the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) is of outstanding natural beauty, and the historic town of Ronda is just half an hour's drive north of Gaucin. If you love golf, then The Costa del Sol - 'Costa del Golf' - is just half an hour down the road. The nearest airports are Gibraltar (1 hour's drive) and Malaga (1.5 hour's drive).

What makes this house unique

Casa Laura is located near the centre of the village, just five minutes' walk from the shops, restaurants and tapas bars, but away from the noise associated with those places. It is a quiet, cosy, intimate house. It is great in the cooler months to curl up with a book by the wood-burning stove, and on the many clear sunny days, nothing beats getting out your binoculars and going up to the roof terrace to watch the eagles soar around the castle!

This is the perfect place to unwind from the stress of city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We've had a very nice time over here and are thinking of coming back!' Angela and Charles, UK. December 2009.

'Gaucin is a charming and a wonderful place to stay - as is Casa Laura.' Christine and Peter, England. August 2009.

'We had a lovely time in Casa Laura and Gaucin is a fantastic village.' Bart and Tineke, Netherlands, June 2009.
Apr 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, bidet and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One generous bedroom with a large double bed, suitable for tall people!
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house has a wood-burning stove and a couple of plug-in radiators for autumn and winter lets, when electric blankets are also available. Please note that Gaucin is 650m above sea-level and can get quite cold (and wet!) in the winter. Outside: There is a roof terrace with garden furniture. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner in cupboard under the stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly. For lets of more than 2 weeks, laundry and cleaning arrangements can be made with the owners. The property is cleaned before arrival and upon departure. Other: On the first floor, there is an anteroom with a desk and a comfortable chair as well as a curtained-off wardrobe.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Cosy Townhouse For Two With Fantastic Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

A great place to live the village life

  • 5 of 5

In the heart of Gaucin this authentic and simple village house is a great way to experience the mountain village life. Linda and Peter have put in lots of thought and little touches to make for a welcoming stay. The super large bed made for a blissful night's sleep

and the electric over blanket was a nice touch for the cool April evenings. Also plenty of other heating options to warm you through the evnings. We were the first guests to enjoy the newly installed WIFI. It has a reliable signal and helps you plan local excursions. Plenty of good local bars and restaurants - we enjoyed Platero & Co enough to go twice. Lots of walking in idyllic countryside (climb El Hacho if you enjoy a challenge - be prepared to scramble up and down). Many places to visit within an easy 45 minute to 2 hour journey through stunning scenery. We did many of them - the unspoilt Atlantic beaches, Ronda, Mediterranean beaches, Ubrique and highlight of them all the Genal Valley - take a day to explore it. Thanks for the holiday memories - we may well return on one of our next visits to our own home on the Costa del Sol.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a wonderful time! Hope to see you again! Linda and Peter
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5

Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in Gaucin before, this was our first stay at Casa Laura. It's a small but beautifully equipped house, and clever use has been made of the available space. Everything was totally spotless. It was lovely to have a different view from the roof terrace, as the house is situated quite high up the village.

Linda was a charming and informative host, following up our visit with courtesy emails once we were home. In fact, we liked it here so much, we've already asked to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Fiona! Yes, you are already booked for next Easter! Look forward to seeing you then! Linda
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5

Great town house for relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with Casa Laura when we spent two weeks there in September. The details provided on the site provided an accurate picture of what was available. The house was comfortable and had all the equipment we needed. It was great to watch the Santo Nino procession from our windows. The descriptions in the house book for a series of local walks were particularly valuable as it meant we could really get to know the environments - viewing the buzzards close up on the slopes of El Hacho and walking the old mule paths down to the Hermitage and beyond. We hardly needed to get the car out and visit farther afield. There are excellent restaurants in the town as well as friendly bars and shops. We'll hope to visit again ourselves in the future and would recommend this house highly to couples wanting a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a relaxing time! We look forward to welcoming you back! Linda and Peter
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5

Excellent ,Gaucin a must place to visit

  • 5 of 5

Gaucin was a beautiful place to visit. The Town House was lovely, it was clean and well maintained and the roof terrace was a joy to sit and relax and enjoy the stunning views . We had a fabulous seven days . The Bars and Resturants locally were great and the Spanish were very friendly and understanding of our lack of the language. A relaxing holiday and would recommend this A star location. Thanks to Linda and Peter for their great hospitality .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the house! Yours, Linda and Peter.
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4

A great find...

  • 4 of 5

Wow- we were really impressed with Casa Laura. It is a lovely townhouse apartment with great views. There is 3 floors (including the balcony) and the views are absolutely delightful- even in October!

The lounge is lovely and cosy. We made use of the woodburner and lit a fire every night to keep us warm (we felt we did need either the fire or the radiator).

Gaucin itself is lovely- very small and quaint- a white washed village in the mountains- very beautiful. We went for a nice walk (but wished we'd had more time to go for more to be honest!) and there are nice local restaurants/pubs nearby. Do make sure you plan/time it well if you want to eat out- as Sundays and Mondays are quiet and there isn't anywhere open really (same goes for the shops- we used the petrol station on the one day we needed emergency supplies.)

All in all, a very lovely stay. I would definitely go back to Casa Laura and to Gaucin itself.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time, Becci. Hope to see you again soon! Linda and Peter
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5

A lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Spent just over two weeks in the clean and homely Casa Laura in the quiet town of Gaucin and had a great time. There are bars and restaurants just a couple of minutes walk away which are friendly and reasonably priced.

The house itself has good facilities including comfortable bed and lovely roof terrace where we spent most of our time in the hottest part of the day.

Linda and Peter are welcoming and I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you both enjoyed the house and had a good time! Hope to welcome you back some time. Linda and Peter
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Paco Pepe / Zorro
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
AP7
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Platero and Co / El Lateral
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Sabinillas / La Duquesa
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Gaucin and the surrounding area is a real walkers' and bird watchers' paradise. We can arrange for guided and self-guided walks into the mountains and valleys.

Coast/Beach:

It takes about 30 minutes by car to reach the Costa del Sol. If you are into wind- or kite-surfing, or simply long walks, the quieter, less commercial Atlantic beaches of the Costa de la Luz, west of Gibraltar, are about 1.5 hours' drive from Gaucin.

Many locals and visitors to Gaucin like to bathe in the crystal clean waters of the local river Genal, 15 minutes' drive from the village.

Travel:

Nearest airports: Gibraltar (70 km) and Malaga (110 km). The use of a hire car is strongly recommended as public transport in the area is very limited.

Distances:

Ronda - 35 km; Gibraltar - 70 km; Estepona - 40 km; Malaga - 110 km; Cordoba - 200 km; Granada - 240 km; Seville - 130 km; Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema - 10km; Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves - 60km (All distances approximate).

Further Details:

Gaucin is a beautiful, white-washed mountain village in the Serrania de Ronda range. It is spectacularly situated on a ridge, 650 metres above sea level, and has breathtaking views over the Genal valley to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and Morocco.

The village has a number of well-stocked supermarkets, 2 banks, numerous restaurants and tapas bars, a municipal swimming pool and tennis courts. Bird watching tours, hill walking and horse riding can all be arranged locally.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£168
for 4 nights
From
£42
£291
 
 
Winter
29 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£143
for 4 nights
From
£36
£233
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£166
for 4 nights
£291
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We do not require a booking fee.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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