Splendid Villa with Beautiful Views Near Ronda – Ideal for Your Family Holidays!

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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

El Cobijo:

El Cobijo is a beautiful modern villa built in traditional Andalusian style around a charming open patio on a lightly sloping olive grove of approximately 3 acres. The villa’s main level has an open patio, around which one has access to the living room with fireplace, a terrace with beautiful views of the sierra and Ronda, the dining room, a fully equipped designer kitchen, a powder room, and a guest room with bathroom. A hall way on an intermediate level provides access to two additional bedrooms each with bathroom. The bright, master bedroom is located upstairs with a large bathroom and private roof terrace with gorgeous views. An additional bedroom which doubles as the TV and game room with sitting area and a bathroom is on the villa's lower level. There's also a utility room for 2 washers, 2 dryers, and additional refrigerator. The swimming pool is surrounded by a large sun terrace with a shower house and a roofed, poolside bar with BBQ.

Visiting Ronda:

Ronda is a beautiful, historic Andalusian city. It is a perfect destination to stroll through the narrow streets of its ancient historic city center with its centuries old, iconic bridge over a 100 m deep gorge that divides the old and the newer parts of the city and with the famous, and also oldest bull fighting arena in Spain. Ronda is located in midst of the scenic Serranía of Ronda dotted by the picturesque, white Andalusian villages such as Gaucín, Grazalema, and Zahara, an ideal region for sight seeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and sail gliding.

Golfing and general tourist attractions:

The property is surrounded by over 30 of Spain's finest golf courses on the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz many of which are reachable in less than 50 minutes by car. Some of Europe's most important cultural cities such as Córdoba, Granada, and Sevilla can easily be reached for enjoyable and extraordinary sight seeing excursions. These cities offer historic sights of incomparable beauty as well as an opportunity to meander through charming, narrow streets, and visit fine Andalusian shops, tapas bars and restaurants. In addition, one can drive through Spain's unique Sherry wine regions of Jeréz and Sanlúcar, visiting such famous Sherry bodegas as Domecq, Gonzalez Byass, Lustau, Hidalgo and many others. While there, visit the famous Domecq Horse Show. Not far away is one of Europe's most intriguing bird sanctuaries, The Doñana National Park, a protected reserve and a popular attraction for nature lovers. A day trip to Tangiers, Morocco with a visit to the fascinating and colorful local souks is only a few hours away by taking the high speed ferry from Tarifa.

If you don't plan on spending too much time traveling by car, you can choose among many local, charming destinations such as the magnificent, nearby village of Setenil de las Bodegas with its breath taking gorge in and around which this Andalusian village was built or the Roman ruin of Acinipo with a well preserved amphitheater and stunning views of the region. Or you can take the scenic mountain road towards Algeciras to the lovely village of Gaucín, one of the most attractive gems among Andalucía's White Villages.

Other recreational activities:

The beaches of Costa del Sol are situated along one of Europe's most formidable summer resorts including Marbella, Puerto Banús, Estepona, and Sotogrande on the Mediterranean Sea. On the Atlantic side, the endless, white sand beaches frequently have steady winds making this area ideal for wind and kite surfing. One of our favorite beaches on this side is Bolonia, where you can also visit its well preserved Roman ruins Baelo Claudia.

If you love horses, we can help you plan a morning ride through the area's beautiful scenery. If you plan to travel in early spring, consider the highest snow peaks of the Iberian Peninsula located in the Sierra Nevada, very close to Granada, with some of Spain's best ski slopes. Although at least 2 and a half hours away by car, you can still plan on arriving at the slopes before noon and returning home for dinner. Sierra Nevada has over 90 km of well maintained, tree-less ski runs, some of which provide breath taking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

The owner may from time to time be in residence in a separate part of the villa with separate entrance. However, the gardens, pool and terraces are exclusive for the use of guests. The owner will be discrete at all times and will personally ensure the house and all services are run to a high standard.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    separate shower and toilet in the bath house next to pool...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    master bathroom with double sink, en-suite...moreless

  • Blue Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Yellow Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Green Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom: toilet

    guest bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Lower Level...moreless

  • all bathrooms have electric under floor heating for cooler weather

Other Amenities

  • This villa is built in elegant yet rustic, Andalusian style with marble floors, central, under floor heating, antique Spanish wooden doors and high, sloped ceilings. Each bedroom has a/c and a ceiling fan for warmer weather, although the house is always pleasantly cool due to thick double walls and typically cool over night temperatures in the summer. The proprietors owned a well-known Spanish restaurant in Manhattan, so the ability to entertain friends and to enjoy fine cooking and dining were primary goals taken into consideration when this house was designed. The sloping garden blends into an olive grove with over 80 old olive trees and a vegetable garden near a small creek at the bottom of the property. The private, terraced pool area with a 10 by 4 meter salt water pool is located in the rear of the house. The pool has its own shower and bathroom building with kitchenette as well as a roofed bar area and grill for pool side barbecuing....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Spelunking


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    extra long dining table seating comfortably 10 guests...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    in the bedrooms...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 sofas, 2 arm chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    covered space for 2 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer:

    2 Miele dryers...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 Miele washing machines...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free access...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2 Miele dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped designer kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    2 nearby tennis clubs...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
4 night min stay

Holiday Season
Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2016
7 night min stay

Low Season
Jan 7 - May 31, 2016
4 night min stay

Middle Season
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
6 night min stay

High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Middle Season
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
6 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Last day cleaning fee $90.05
  • Taxes Not included


Daily cleaning service Monday through Saturday for 2 hours from 11:00 to 13:00 hrs. The maid can be asked to stay for additional hours, if necessary at €9 per hour, payable directly to the maid. We offer discounts of 5% for 2 weeks 10% for 3 weeks and 15% for 4 weeks. The service of a private chef can be arranged to prepare meals at the villa. Please contact us for details.

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Last updated: 11/15/2015
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102 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
112 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Los Naranjos
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
76 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Antequera (A92: Sevilla-Granada, exit 146)
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
El Muelle de Arriate
182 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Sierra Nevada
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

The property is accessible through a remote controlled iron gate along a small driveway leading up to the house. The house is located 1.5 km away from the charming, rural village of Arriate and 8 km away from historic Ronda. Ronda is situated 1 hour from the airport of Málaga, 45 minutes from Marbella and the Costa del Sol, as well as 1 hour and 15 minutes from downtown Sevilla. The scenic Serranía of Ronda is well-known for its magnificent views, its beautiful hiking trails and the famous white mountain villages. In addition, one can reach the Alhambra in Granada in one and one half hours (145 km) as well as Córdoba in just over 2 hours (200 km) by car. Gibraltar and Algeciras are 100 km away, and the endless Atlantic coast beaches of Tarifa up to Cadiz, one of Europe´s most famous windsurfing resort, can be reached in 2 hours. The region provides over 40 of Spain´s finest golf courses, some of which can easily be reached in under 50 minutes.

Other Activities: hiking, visiting Ronda, Sevilla, Córdoba, Granada, fine dining


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Passionate about life in the Ronda area, loves gardening, photography, painting, music, cooking, sailing, hiking, cars, and to entertain family and guests at our house... Retired.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
El Cobijo can be rented as self catered holiday villa, or you can stay at El Cobijo as full service gastronomic retreat. Either way, the villa invites you to relax and enjoy our quiet rural neighborhood with lovely views of the scenic mountains that surround the Ronda area. We will be glad to advise you in every step of your holiday planning, including travel, places to see, and things to do.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

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  • El Cobijo

    El Cobijo

  • El Cobijo front view

    El Cobijo front view

  • View from main entrance

    View from main entrance

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Kitchen


  • Yellow bedroom

    Yellow bedroom

  • Green Bedroom

    Green Bedroom

  • View from pool

    View from pool

  • Terrace view

    Terrace view

  • Stairs to bedroom on upper level

    Stairs to bedroom on upper level

  • Terrace and entrance

    Terrace and entrance

  • Aerial view

    Aerial view

  • El Cobijo, view from street

    El Cobijo, view from street

  • Main Entrance

    Main Entrance

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining room table for 10 guests

    Dining room table for 10 guests

  • Master bedroom on upper level

    Master bedroom on upper level

  • Blue bedroom

    Blue bedroom

  • Pool area

    Pool area

  • Terrace with beautiful views

    Terrace with beautiful views

  • Patio


  • Hallway detail

    Hallway detail

  • Garden and views

    Garden and views

  • Aerial view (2)

    Aerial view (2)

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