Villa Gaucin [id: 1860]

  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Costa del Sol
  • Location: Gaucin
  • Type: Self-catered
  • Sleeps: 10 Adults
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Features

Key Features

  • SKY TV
  • WIFI

All Features

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque
  • CD
  • Coffee maker
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Hairdryer/s
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • Hob
  • Iron
  • Microwave
  • Outside Dining Table
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Single bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Sun Loungers
  • Terrace
  • Toaster

Distances

Key Amenities

  • Restaurants: 5 mins by walking
  • Beach: 25 mins by car

All Amenities

  • Gaucin: 5 mins by walking
  • Shops: 5 mins by walking
  • Golf: 30 mins by car
  • Airport: 50 mins by car

Romantic, Private, Peaceful Villa With Breathtaking Views To Morocco in Gaucin village near Ronda.

- The village centre is 5 minutes walk away where you will find tapas, restaurants and shops.

The villa is at the southern edge of Gaucin village, near Ronda, Andalucia with an infinity pool set amongst exotic palms amidst rocks in 1 acre of mature Mediterranean garden. Gaucin is 600 metres above sea level and the villa affords spectacular open views down the Genal River valley to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and North Africa beyond.

While the villa has a Spanish style, it is architect designed with an open aspect facing south providing shady terraces in the summer while allowing warm sunlight in the winter. The garden has mature palms, large rocks around terraces as well as wild olives and carobs with many songbirds on top of a hillside at the edge of the pretty 'white village' of Gaucin.

It has to be said that possibly the best view you will see in Spain. A truly stunning property with 'wow factor'!" It is maintained and equipped to a high standard.

A few extra notes:

- We have a team of gardeners, an efficient pool cleaner, a charming and helpful House Manager and two lovely girls who clean.

- Parking is directly outside the villa and there is always space

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Children are welcome but parents must consider that there are stairs down to the pool and steep drops below it, so young children PROBABLY UNDER THE AGE OF 10 YEARS  will need constant supervision AT ALL TIMES.

The double-height open-plan living room with minstrels' gallery leads to a large covered veranda. There is an archway through to the large dining room which leads to its own covered dining terrace.

4 of the bedrooms and the main living rooms have French windows onto their own terrace or balcony. The 4th and 5th bedrooms are set up as a studio apartment that can be let separately outside the summer season. There are other terraces around the garden.The 4th & 5th bedrooms (the Studio) are part of the main house (outside access, down 13 steps).

Terracotta floors, bright rugs, Moroccan pots, comfortable seating inside and out, Satellite TV, WiFi, flowers, views, birds, sunshine!

- There is a 43" flat screen television with Internet/satellite providing UK channels and Sky and a collection of Blu Ray movies.

- The villa was originally built as a home for an English family. For those who may have stayed here before, the character of the villa has been maintained though we have expanded and modernised the facilities.

Notes on bedrooms:

1. 150 cm double bed, French windows to balcony.

2.Twin beds & sofa bed, French windows to own terrace

3. 150cm bed, French windows to own terrace

4. (Studio) twin beds in summer, super-king in winter, French windows to balcony

5. Double bed

Ensuite shower room with shower, WC etc to bedroom 1;

Ensuite shower room, WC to bedroom 2;

Ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, WC to bedroom 3;

Ensuite shower room, WC to bedrooms 4 & 5;

Extra cloakroom, WC only, off entrance hall.

StereoYour MP3 devices can be connected to the Sony TV sound system via HDMI or USB.

There is a terrace overlooking the garden with table and chairs - watch vultures & eagles soaring overhead. Its an exceptional place for bird-watching (see list). There is a gas BBQ. From this terrace steps lead down to the pool from where you can look out over the gorgeous wild countryside of the Genal valley to Gibraltar, almond blossom in Jan/Feb, and on clear days, the mountains of North Africa. There are no close neighbours so it is very private, secluded and not overlooked. The pool has sunbeds, sun umbrellas and shaded area with table and chairs. The pool has an underwater ledge where you can stand and look out to Africa where the Rif Mountains are visible on clear days. 

Although we are part of the village, we are on its edge at the top of the hillside so its extremely private. Gaucin is one of the attractive 'white villages' of the Serrania de Ronda. Perched below the ruins of a Moorish castle at about 650m altitude Gaucin has marvellous views of over 100km on clear days.

As one of the larger villages, it has more facilities than most others, particularly in season. There are restaurants, tapas bars, a flamenco bar, small food shops and an ATM all within walking distance. The pace of life is still pretty slow & traditional for the local people.

The area is wonderful: small villages to explore, caves, excellent bird-watching all year round - not forgetting the spring/autumn bird migration, wild flowers in spring, a street 'bull-run' at Easter (not everyone's taste but part of local culture), tennis, walking, riding. Ronda is interesting historically & also has real charm - its the big town in the Serrania and local people go there for everything they can't do locally.

Not far away are the beaches of Estepona, the Atlantic coast, golf courses, Puerto Banus, Marbella and the historic cities of Sevilla, Granada and Cordoba.

A deposit payment of 50% of the total cost is required. Final balance required 8 weeks before departure date. A security deposit of £200 will also be taken to cover any damages or breakages to the property.

Minimum booking period is 4 nights low season, 7 nights peak.  Changeoverday can be flexible in low /mid season.

Beach and pool towels provided.

Quite simply the best week of my year! We come every year but have not left a review for a while. The villa is a beautiful, peaceful haven with stunning views located a 5 minute walk from places to eat or drink should you wish to venture further. The space is so well designed that you can spend as much time relaxing alone as you wish but can also make use of the large, outdoor communal spaces when you all want to get together and socialise against the backdrop of views that stretch to the rock of Gibraltar and the north African coast beyond. The tough part is you want to come every year:)

Sara Springer, UK, 31st July 2017

Gaucin Jewell Wow. Stayed in this wonderful hillside oasis in August, it was an amazing holiday experience. We were two couples and 3 teenagers. The property was more than big enough for us all, big comfortable rooms, great facilities etc. Outside the terraces, the garden, the views and the pool were just wonderful. At times it just takes your breath away, looking across mountains, the valley, out to Africa, sitting by or lazing about in a brilliant pool. The scenery was made all the more amazing coupled with sounds of the odd goat or horse and with the flight of some graceful and inspiring 'vultures'...yes who knew vultures were graceful! The town is small and quiet, though there are plenty of places to eat, buy groceries etc. The standard of cooking in several local restaurants was as good as you will find anywhere and the service matched, attentive, personal and original. A short week felt (in a very good way) like a much longer recharge, as you just take time and calm to the pace of warm mountain living. Of course every now and again we just went a little crazy in the pool, diving through rings, playing Marco Polo and having the underwater Olympic challenges....that's what teenage boys and Dads need. Couldn't praise this place more highly. Thank you for a stay we will always remember

Ian Cain, UK, 31st August 2017

What a fabulous place. It was more beautiful than we imagined and the views every morning continued to take our breath away, time and time again. The house is super comfortable and we loved cooking in the kitchen and having long lazy lunches on the terrace. Sleepy afternoons spent by the magnificent pool were some of the most relaxing weve ever had. Evening dinners in the beautiful village were always delicious. Cant think of a more idyllic place to spend a week

Sophie L, uk, 06th August 2018

June, July & August is the summer season with July and August as the hottest months.  May and September/October comfortable warm days and cool nights.  March and April is the rainy season but still warm.  January/February is warm but not too hot - this is the time of year when you see the Spanish in fur coats and the English in vests and shorts!

Prices (per week)

Period GBP EUR USD
3 Nov 18 - 22 Dec 18 More information £1,032 1,171 $1,347
22 Dec 18 - 5 Jan 19 More information £1,880 2,134 $2,454
5 Jan 19 - 2 Mar 19 More information £1,090 1,237 $1,423
2 Mar 19 - 4 May 19 More information £1,820 2,065 $2,376
4 May 19 - 22 Jun 19 More information £2,235 2,536 $2,917
22 Jun 19 - 6 Jul 19 More information £3,030 3,439 $3,955
6 Jul 19 - 24 Aug 19 More information £3,780 4,290 $4,934
24 Aug 19 - 14 Sep 19 More information £3,030 3,439 $3,955
14 Sep 19 - 5 Oct 19 More information £2,222 2,522 $2,901
5 Oct 19 - 2 Nov 19 More information £1,805 2,048 $2,356
2 Nov 19 - 21 Dec 19 More information £1,032 1,171 $1,347
21 Dec 19 - 4 Jan 20 More information £1,945 2,207 $2,539

Extra Options GBP EUR USD
Final cleaning based on 6 persons More information £75 85 $98
Pets More information £30 34 $39
Heating 1 Dec-31 March More information £90 102 $117

All currency conversions are approximate and for reference only

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