5-Star 3-Bedroom Apt. Pool, Internet, Gaucín Nr Ronda
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Costa del Sol - Malaga apartment description
Gaucin is the white village at the Southern tip of the Ronda mountains. Its ancient castle (built by the Romans, then the Moors) stands like a sentinel with a 360º view of the Moroccan Coast and Gib to the South, the Crestellina mountains (where the Phoenicians mined gold) to the East, the Ronda mountain range with at least four white villages in sight to the North, and the Hacho and Espartina mountains with Cádiz beyond them, to the West. Gaucín is noted for its pure air, its abundant pure water, and its isolation from the Coastal lifestyle below it. It is a center for healthy living; much of the food here is grown here and exercise is a way of life. It retains the authenticity of rural Spain because it is so isolated.
This apartment in the village of Gaucín is brand-new, elegant, and comfortable; many small touches provide a beautiful living environment and all the comforts of home. It´s a South-facing 140 square meter paradise!
• Surprising spaciousness and brightness; double glazed windows and floor to ceiling glass door; fully furnished by designer
• Heating, air conditioning, and fireplace with wood supplied
• Two large bathrooms with underfloor heating, towelling, robes, generous supply of quality bath towels
• Two double bedrooms with excellent queen-sized beds and quality (ironed) bed linen that give onto terraces, en suite bathrooms
• Comprehensive stock of basic cooking utensils in a spacious kitchen; all small electrical appliances; dishwasher, washer and dryer; separate laundry room for added storage space
•broadband internet with PC and wi-fi access
• BBC satellite, large flat screen TV, DVD player
• Open floor plan, with flowing spaces well separated,
• The living areas and both bedrooms enjoy ever changing valley, village and mountain views and open onto terraces: a covered terrace for dining and an open terrace with sun beds. A view of the illuminated castle from the bed in one bedroom
• Third single bedroom doubles as an office/workroom
The apartment across the hall is also available, to make six bedrooms for larger groups.
This apartment can be rented with the one across a patio to sleep 10 people.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- Music Library
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
Gaucin is on a mountain overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea empties into the Atlantic ocean. The sea is part of the view, the ships at sea, and Morocco across the Straits...moreless
- Mountain View:
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Perfection in Southern Spain
Perfection in Southern Spain
We are a family of four (children 10 & 12) from USA . We stayed a week in the Azul (the twin to the Toro) Apartment for our visit to Gaucin in July 2012. We had an unforgettable and lovely time in Gaucin. The owner/managers (Sylvia & Joe) of this spectacular apartment were wonderful and helpful every step of the way; both in the planning from overseas and providing guidance during our stay. We had never been to Spain before and we will definitely be back. We can’t say enough about how perfect our apartment was, with it’s breathtaking views and every comfort of home imaginable. We were in need of nothing. We found Gaucin to be the perfect place to stay during the hot summers of Spain. Gaucin is amazingly picturesque; nestled in the mountains looking out over to the sea. It is cooler in the mountains, sunny (we had perfect weather each day), the town is quaint and welcoming and easy to get around on foot. Marbella, Ronda, Jerez de la Frontera, Bolonia, prehistoric caverns and paintings are all easy day trips from Gaucin. Gaucin and our home there were the perfect base for exploring Andalucía. We will definitely go back and stay at the Azul Apartment.
- Guest The Simpson Family (Denver, CO )
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
We fell in love with a lifestyle
We fell in love with a lifestyle
The ´´Toro´´ apartment gave me the best vacation of my life. I reccommend this apartment to anybody looking to relax and enjoy true Spanish life. The yellow and white decor, right down to the matching books and DVD´s, gave the perfect backdrop to our stay. The open terrace gives the perfect opportunity to enjoy the view outside, overlooking the famous Rock of Gibralter and even Africa on a clear day. I loved walking through the quaint town, discovering my favorite place to get churros or a cafe con leche in the morning, and watching the townspeople go about their daily business. You can even hear the classic Spanish yell in the street--Tio! Hombre! Que pasa!--making me feel a part of a true community rather than just a tourist trap. I highly reccommend Gaucin, and Sylvia and Joe´s apartments, to anyone looking for an authentic Spanish feel with a beautiful view and a wonderful location.
- Guest Grant B. (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 07/16/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Our family of four stayed in the lovely Azul apartment for two weeks in July and enjoyed it thoroughly. Sylvia and Joe are wonderful hosts and gave us many helpful tips on things to see and do. Gaucin is a nice quiet village which is great for relaxing and as a base for sightseeing. We hope to return there soon.
- Guest judy (Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.)
- Date of stay 07/23/10
- Review Submitted 12/01/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Comment Text: The BLUE apartment was our home for 2 weeks in August 2009 – the BLUE theme was echoed in the cloudless bright blue skies everyday – perfect for enjoying the pool, the spectacular views from the terrace and local attractions including the annual fiesta! One of our best-ever family holidays, we didn't need to put the TV on once – D (56), C (47), M (17) & A (15).
- Guest Christa Liggins (Kettering, UK)
- Date of stay 08/20/09
- Review Submitted 08/20/09
Our visit to Gaucin and the Azul apartment began very inauspiciously. Our arrival in Spain was delayed by bad weather in New York. When we finally arrived in Malaga, two days late, we discovered that, in all the confusion, we (I) had misplaced the envelope that contained our reservations information, the directions to Gaucin, AND the address of our apartment. My wife was more than a little distressed with me, I was chagrined at my carelessness and we started our drive to Gaucin under considerably less than ideal circumstances. To add insult to injury, about half way to Gaucin we discovered that the GPS we had rented with the car was not working. Having nothing to loose I very confidently assured my wife that someone in town would know of the apartments we were looking for. The wonderfully friendly people of Gaucin saved the day. We had barely gotten into town when we asked a very pleasant lady if she might know Sylvia who owned apartments here in town. Of course, everyone knew Sylvia. She didn't remember the house number but go here and here and ask someone. We did. The man we asked next pointed to a large, beautifully finished oak door directly across the street. We parked the car and didn't use it again for three days. We walked the whole town, found the restaurants and the grocery stores, figured out the streets, marveled at the pleasantness of the people, and enjoyed the quiet, "Old World," serenity of it all. Coffee and hot chocolate grew cold as you lost yourself in the scenic view from our apartment - the mountains, Africa, Ceuta, the Mediterranean, Gibraltar, The Pillars of Hercules, the ships, the winding roads, the Castle, the Old Roman Road, the flowers, "The Wonder of it all" - has ruined many a perfectly good cup of coffee. But, there was much more. Within an easy an picturesque drive were many interesting locales: Ronda, Algeciras, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, Marbella, the Costa del Sol, even parts of Portugal. We spent a month there and we could easily have enjoyed at least three. I could go on and on about the food, the people, the scenery, and more but this "note" is long enough as it is. Anyone planning on a Spanish vacation would do well to consider the Gaucin area generally and Sylvia's apartments specifically. Thank you Joe and Sylvia, David & Carmen
- Guest David & Carmen Jagt (Winter Haven, Florida)
- Date of stay 08/04/09
- Review Submitted 08/04/09
Simply perfect, we were on our honeymoon and have been coming to Gaucin for the past 10 years, this was our first time staying in the apartments, and i can honestly say it was paradise, Sylvia and Joe were fantastic hosts and the apartment covers all your needs. This truly made the most amazing honeymoon come true. We have already passed the details on to friends and family and we will certainly be booking again in the very near future. Many Thanks. Wonderful.
- Guest Ben & Heather (Cheshire, UK)
- Date of stay 06/20/09
- Review Submitted 06/20/09
Our family of four just enjoyed a fantastic stay in the Azul and it really was one of the best apartments we've vactioned in and we have stayed in quite a few thru-out Europe. The views are outstanding, the setting is perfect, the apartment is basically new, fantastic large kitchen, nice wood burning fireplace, beautiful eating area, large TV, videos, games .... Finally Gaucin is a very charming and truly authentic and "working" village. We have already recommended Sylvia's apartment to several friends. If you're coming to the Andalusia area this is the spot!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 10/30/08
- Review Submitted 10/30/08
Where do I begin - everything about this home and Gaucin is breathtaking. Sylvia has created an environment conducive to comfort and endulgence from the kitchen to the bathrooms. We loved the heated pool, the village, the health food store, the hikes, the art - ALL OF IT - THANKS SO MUCH - Louise Neve-Richardson
- Guest Louise R. (pittsburgh)
- Date of stay 06/06/08
- Review Submitted 06/06/08
Comment Rating: positive Comment Text: Hello Folks, I stayed at this STUNNINGLY appointed apartment from 29th Sept to 13th October 2007. I thought I was in heaven when I woke up after my first night ! Sylvia has thought of everything from the magnificent decor down to a flashlamp - every detail is perfection. 5 star accommodation is an understatement as far as I am concerned. The views from the terrace are breathtaking and you can see the Pillars of Hercules straddling the azure Mediterranean with ships at anchor in the straits of Gibraltar. Morocco and Algeciras are also splashed on the canvas. Gaucin is a working Spanish town and I loved to stroll around the picturesque streets. A must is a visit to the castle overlooking the town and for the energetic a climb to the top of "El Hacho" 1011 metres above sea level. There are good restaurants, bars and a variety of wonderful shops to cater for all your needs. Gaucin is ideally situated for those of you who like walking in the clean mountain air. If you love the sea then you have the luxury of Spain's finest resorts such as Marbella within an hours journey. If you want a holiday with a refreshing difference away from the madding crowd then Gaucin is for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Come and see for yourself. I'm sure you will agree with me when you relax in this heaven on earth called Gaucin John O'Sullivan 19th October 2007
- Guest John O'Sullivan (Sevenoaks, Kent, UK)
- Date of stay 10/19/07
- Review Submitted 10/19/07
Me, my wife and our 4 kids spent 2 weeks in this apartment, it was amazing. The accomodations really couldn't be better, the quality of the apartment and everything in it was truly as good as it gets and it's so tastefully decorated that I'm still trying to figure out how someone could have such great taste. The apartment of course is only part of the story, you can only spend so much time lying by the pool, reading a book, etc. - actually you can spend quite a lot of time doing that in this apartment. When you venture out into the town, a new world of pleasure awaits. For us a real bonus was being able to walk everywhere, we didn't even consider taking the car. The town may be small but it wants for nothing, groceries are a few steps away, not to mention many excellent restaurants, plenty of places where you can have a 'tinto & cervasa' (red wine and beer) - all-in-all we spent much of our time in Gaucin pinching ourselves. If there was anything that could have been improved about our vacation, it is that it could have been longer. Gaucin wasn't an easy place to leave. The accomodations, restaurants, etc. and the people are as good as it gets. To Sylvia and the people of Gaucin, Thank You for making us feel so comfortable and welcome. We look forward to visiting with you again. Steve Zinck & Family
- Guest Steve Zinck (Mississauga, ON CANADA)
- Date of stay 07/24/07
- Review Submitted 07/24/07
. 1-2 guests | 3-5 guests Year round .. € 700/week .. €1800/month | € 800/week .. €2400/month nightly: €100 & €150/night --- minimum of three nights Rates include all charges
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About the owner: I have lived in Andalucia since 1973.I have built houses and am an interior decorator. Occasionally I write for magazines on gardening, interiors and spirituality. (I have written on St. Teresa of Avila, my favorite saint.)
Why the Owner Chose Costa del Sol - Malaga:
I came to Gaucin for the nature: pure mountain air, pure mountain water and spectacular views over the pristine countryside to Gibraltar, the Straits and Morocco. Also, it´s a short 25 minutes down to the Coast for whatever. I also love the tranquility, peace and security.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The Azul apartment is spacious and light-filled. Because it´s on the top (second storey) of the building, it has 5 skylights, as well as floor to ceiling windows on the south side (where the fantastic view is to the Straits and Morocco. There is a covered terrace for dining that looks out over the panoramic views. The swimming pool is a great amenity, as is the garage. The location in the town is something I love because I walk to absolutely everything.
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Toro living room at night
Bedroom 1 with view of Straits, Gib, Morocco
Pool is 10M by 5 M
Bedrtoom I at night - opens onto sun terrace
Open plan kitchen in Toro apartment
Bath 2 with separate shower stall, tub and skylight
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