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Secluded Country House with Pool in Beautiful Setting, Views

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Costa del Sol - Malaga house description

Note: This property can be rented as either a two bedroom or a three bedroom house. The online price quotes are for renting the property as a two bedroom (the third bedroom is locked). See rate details for the price of renting three bedrooms.

Quiet rural property, perfect country retreat; house is nestled in wooded hillside, olive and almond groves, with panoramic views to the white village of Gaucin & Bermeja mountains. Situated at 640m altitude, it benefits from cool evening breezes in summer. It is accessed by a country road in good condition. Less than a 10 minute drive from the lively working village of Gaucin, with its many restaurants and bars, charming village festivals, a thriving artistic community, and the gorgeous castle with a 360º view of the area.

The two-story house is a recent renovation of an agricultural building, with a variety of outdoor living spaces! Stone floors throughout, 3 terraces, 2 wood-burning stoves, ample firewood, lovely natural gardens. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, fireplace, covered porch with outdoor living area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility porch w/ washing machine. First floor: Living room with flatscreen TV & wireless internet, sofa-bed, 2 spacious terraces, 1 bedroom (queen) with lovely view of Gaucin, en suite bathroom.

A rental car is recommended. During the rainy season, 4 wheel drive is recommended.

Trips can be arranged to Seville, Granada and Cádiz/Tarifa.

Pick up from and delivery to the Malaga or Gibraltar airports can also be arranged.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome, but the pool is not fenced, so the property is not safe for small children....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            en suite bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            en suite bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            or can be 2 singles...moreless

          • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have views to the pool, and Bdrm 1 (upstairs) has a window looking out to the castle. Both are air conditioned and heated. The third bedroom is a recent addition with the option of a King bed or 2 singles. There is a sofabed in the living room to accommodate an 8th person. All linens are high quality cotton....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1 (upstairs) has skylight for extra brightness. Bathrooms 1 & 2 have heat. Bathroom 3 is adjacent to bedroom 3 and the kitchen, and can be used as a downstairs bathroom for visitors....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Pick-up from and delivery to airport/train station are available. Accompanied trips to Tangier can be arranged. Also to Seville, Granada, Cordoba. A gardener visits mid-week to maintain the outdoor areas and clean the pool. Additional maid service by request. A cook can be arranged for catering. No smoking allowed inside of the house. Recently added 3rd bedroom and bath, plus utility/laundry area under covered porch. New covered porch on front of house with outdoor living, dining and barbecue area. On top of the property, you will find a bench from which you can enjoy the panoramic view toward Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains of Morocco. It's perfect for sharing a romantic picnic at dusk or dawn! (We've even rung in the New Year there!)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • MP3 Dock
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite no longer receives the BBC channels, but receives international news, children's programming and local Spanish television....moreless

              • Stereo:

                There is a portable speaker system for ipods (including iphone 5 compatibility)...moreless

              • Television:

                39' flat screen tv receiving with HDMI cord available to hook up internet streaming from your lap top....moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                There is an indoor dining area adjacent to kitchen and a outdoor dining are just off of the kitchen. Outdoor dining table seats 8-10....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C unit in Bedrooms 1 & 2....moreless

              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Firewood
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric heating unit in Bedrooms 1 and 2 and Bathrooms 1 & 2....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                There is an upstairs living room with Satellite TV, DVD player, seating for 8, sofa bed, and wood-burning stove....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sunbed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                8 beach/pool towels are also provided....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                There are 2 wood-burning stoves. One in the upstairs living area and one in the downstairs dining area....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Balcony with table and chairs accessed from upstairs living room. Panoramic views to Gaucin and El Hacho Mountain....moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Large covered terrace with comfortable sofa and chairs along side the dining patio with large table covered by a trellis....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Property contains hundreds of olive and almond trees, plus some carob, fig and pomegranate trees....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Built in charcoal grill....moreless

              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                10 X 4.5 meter salt water pool (unfenced). ...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 8 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low season
                      Sep 13 - Jun 26, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €140
                      €700
                      High season
                      Jun 27 - Sep 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €200
                      €1,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      €140
                      €700

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Note: the Low Season rate for occupying 3 bedrooms is 900€ per week (180€ per night). The High Season rate for occupying 3 Bedrooms is 1200€ (240€ per night). Contact the owner if you are interested in shorter or longer stays. The changeover day is negotiable during low season.

                      To make a booking: 30% deposit, remainder due two weeks prior to arrival. At this time, we only accept bank to bank transfers.


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                      Last updated: 12/03/2014
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                      Location

                      65 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Gibraltar
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      70 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Algeciras
                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      11 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Gaucin Estación
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Sabanillas

                      Car: Necessary

                      Gaucin is ideal as a base to make excursions to western Andalusia. The Coast (including golf courses at Sotogrande) is 25 min. drive, Ronda is 35 min., Gibraltar & Algeciras are 1 hr. away, and Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Cádiz are within 2 hours. Or you can just chill out, in the tranquillity and authenticity of a working Spanish pueblo. The area is a paradise for hikers with many marked trails, and for birdwatchers, it is in the migratory path to Africa. The area boasts many fine restaurants, an award-winning local winery, and a goat cheese factory. At the house, there is binder with suggestions of places to visit, including a map of Gaucin, restaurant recommendations, a hiking guide, and brochures from many of the nearby attractions.

                      Festivals during the year: Jan. – 3 Kings Parade, Feb. – Carnaval and Día de Andalusia; Mar -- procession for San Juan de Diós; Apr – Easter is celebrated on the streets, May - Gaucin artists Open Studios 2 weekends; June - bonfire of St John Baptist; July - annual Flamenco festival last weekend; Aug - annual Fair 1st weekend; Sept - 9 day celebration of the Santo Niño w/parties, etc., Nov - All Saints´ Day; Dec - Christmas parties.

                      Golf: 5 Championship golf courses located within 30 minutes, including the famous Valderrama Golf Club.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: My husband and I have lived in 6 different countries over the past 22 years and are looking forward to eventually making Gaucin a semi-permanent home.

                      Why the Owner Chose Costa del Sol - Malaga:
                      While being posted to Madrid for four years, we fell in love with Andalucia and dreamed of eventually retiring to Southern Spain. We discovered Gaucin and immediately knew that it has everything we were looking for: stunning views, peace and quiet, lovely white village, friendly people, artsy expat community, gourmet dining, access to beaches, golf, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and a perfect base for exploring Andalucia. We are pleased to offer our home as a vacation rental until we're ready to retire.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This country house has a lovely, peaceful location. You have beautiful views of Gaucin, but no one can view you! It's a wonderfully quiet and restful spot -- no traffic noise, just occasional goat bells or the bay of a mule. Also the top of the property has panoramic views towards Gibraltar and the Rif mountains (see photo!).


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                      Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese

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                      Photos

                      • Rosa Alta in January almond blossoms

                        Rosa Alta in January almond blossoms

                      • New front entry and patio with trellis.

                        New front entry and patio with trellis.

                      • Outdoor living room

                        Outdoor living room

                      • Recently re-modeled kitchen

                        Recently re-modeled kitchen

                      • Bedroom #3, ground floor, king size bed or 2 singles.

                        Bedroom #3, ground floor, king size bed or 2 singles.

                      • Upstairs living room, with new corner sofabed

                        Upstairs living room, with new corner sofabed

                      • Upstairs Bedroom (1) w/air conditioning, en suite bath

                        Upstairs Bedroom (1) w/air conditioning, en suite bath

                      • Pool at Finca Rosa Alta

                        Pool at Finca Rosa Alta

                      • With Sierra Crestallina in background

                        With Sierra Crestallina in background

                      • Entrance gate to Rosa Alta Country House

                        Entrance gate to Rosa Alta Country House

                      • Overview of Rosa Alta property, July 2013

                        Overview of Rosa Alta property, July 2013

                      • View toward Gibraltar from top of property

                        View toward Gibraltar from top of property

                      • Salt water pool

                        Salt water pool

                      • New front terrace with living, dining and barbecue area.  Pool in background.

                        New front terrace with living, dining and barbecue area. Pool in background.

                      • Dining room with wood-burning stove

                        Dining room with wood-burning stove

                      • Downstairs Bedroom (2) w/air conditioning, en suite bath

                        Downstairs Bedroom (2) w/air conditioning, en suite bath

                      • Terrace off of upstairs living area. Breakfast anyone?!

                        Terrace off of upstairs living area. Breakfast anyone?!

                      • View to Gaucin from upstairs living area

                        View to Gaucin from upstairs living area

                      • Bathroom 2 with bath/shower

                        Bathroom 2 with bath/shower

                      • View from far side of pool

                        View from far side of pool

                      • View from Gaucin; Rosa Alta on right

                        View from Gaucin; Rosa Alta on right

                      • Winter view toward Gaucin from back of house

                        Winter view toward Gaucin from back of house

                      • Bench on top of property.

                        Bench on top of property.

                      • Booted eagle seen with zoom from upstairs terrace

                        Booted eagle seen with zoom from upstairs terrace

                      €140 - €200 per night (EUR)
                      8

                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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                      • Response rate: 83%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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