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Luxurious 4 Bedroom Country Estate in Ronda - El Toro Blanco

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Costa del Sol - Malaga villa description

The huge open plan salon and kitchen make up the ground floor offering views to the incredible structure of the inner house, looking all the way up to the roof. The salon has a big open fire place and a long recicled wooden table connects with the modern kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a two door fridge including ice-maker, a big oven, gas-cooker, dishwasher, toaster, two sinks, instant boiling water tab, etc etc.. Also to be found on the ground floor is a bedroom with double bed, french opening doors to one of the terraces, plus a huge private bathroom with rain shower, two sinks and walk in closet.

On the first floor you will find two bedrooms with double beds and each with their own bahtrooms with rain shower and walk in closets. Also to be found on the first floor is a 72 square feet lounge area with Wii console, Sky television set, sound system and open fire place. The views from this room are really amazing.

Then, the attic is open plan and offers a 390 square feet size bedroom with private bath tub, rain shower and spectacular views over the Ronda mountains. You will be thrilled when you see this.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The villa sits in a 4 acres olive yard, so plenty of room to run around and play. We have the bigges trampoline we could get, an outside play house with slide and swings, but in summer, our own kids love to play in the pool most of the time. Inside we have a Wii console and dvd player, plus free wifi. And of course in Ronda there is loads to see and do. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The ground floor would be perfect for wheel chair access. All floors are threshold free....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The pool area is not fenced, so (younger) kids must be able to swim or be audited....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Ground floor: 1 double

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          • 1st floor - south-east side: 2 twin/ single

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          • 1st floor - south west side: 2 twin/ single

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          • Attic - 2nd floor: 1 king

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          • The ground floor bedroom has french opening doors giving access to the terraces and east facing garden. A huge private bathroom with toilet, rain-head shower and big walk in closet connects directly to this bedroom. All comforts with modern tabs & sinks plus some lovely details to complete. On the first floor you will find 2 bedrooms with en-suite private bathrooms connecting. Every bedroom has 2 comfortable twin/single beds, lot's of room and french opening doors a balcony facing the south gardens of the villa. The attic is 390 square feet in size and all open plan. In one part of the bedroom, there is modern bath tub with stunning views over the sierras! A huge shower and modern sink can be found in another corner of this spacious room. This room in itself has a 'loft' kind of feel and is one the jewels of this villa. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Ground floor: toilet, shower

            Very roomy bathroom, nice wooden details, all comforts...moreless

          • 1st floor: toilet, shower

            En suite bathroom and walk in closet...moreless

          • 1st floor: toilet, shower

            Bathroom en suite with walk-in closet...moreless

          • Attic: toilet, tub, shower

            Bathroom blends in beautifully in this 390 sq. feet room...moreless

          • All bathroom are modern styled, very comfortable with underfloor heating. All showers have big size rain shower heads, modern styled sinks and tabs and walk-in closets. With nice wooden finishings & details, dimmable lights and micro-cement floors....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            We have chilled water from the ice-making unit the fridge provides for. Fresh to be picked herbs from the garden. Fresh fruit from our fruit trees and vegetables from our garden. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Modern German made kitchen with 32 feet long worktop area, two sinks, silver cutlery and a loooooong table to enjoy wonderful meals in good company. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Sit down at our long table made out of recycled wood. An eye catcher in our living room and connecting the ground floor lounge with the kitchen. ...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Available in the basement. We can bring it up for you to the kitchen if so desired. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            The good stuff, silver cutlery, cups and plates from different makes. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            American two-door fridge with ice-maker. German made by Robert Bosch....moreless

          • Stove:

            A very big oven, German made by Robert Bosch....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Built in dishwasher with several programs....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Nespresso machine...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            The house is extremely well insulated. Ronda is at 2800 feet above sea level. After midnight temperatures drop to about 50 degrees. Open the windows and a nice breeze will accompany you whilst asleep...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Comfortable living room with TV set, Apple TV, big couch, 2 sofas and a huge fire place. Or just lie down on the woollen rug. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            We have two, one on the ground floor in the living area and one in the first floor lounge area....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            It died out on us last summer. In this part of Spain, it is not a necessity. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Abundant parking space close to the hous for 5 cars at least...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bathroom towels and swimming pools towels are provided for....moreless

          • Heating:

            Under floor heating on all floors....moreless

          • Garage:

            There is a carport for one car....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All linens provided for....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Miele, german made....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • All guest are offered a bottle of our 'home made' organic olive oil for tastings, salads and for cooking. There is plenty more in the basement, so enjoy our home made 'oro liquido'....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Toys:

                Outside our home there is a 12 feet big trampoline and a play house with slide and two swings. Soccer is great on the big lawn and we have some toys at the pool area....moreless

              • Television:

                We have 3 television sets in the house, on the ground-, first- and second floor. The ground floor TV is connected to an Apple TV streamer....moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have loads of CD, but you can bring your own music on a tablet or other device and stream it through the Airport....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Available in the lounge area on the first floor. Connected to an Apple Airport, so you can stream your music. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                We have some, mostly for kids. Bring your own on a notebook or tablet and stream them through Apple TV. ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Available on the 3rd floor, but can be plugged into other TV Sets if you want. ...moreless

              • Video Games:

                A Wii console is available with games in the lounge area on the first floor. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Sky television is available on the first floor. Cable on all floors....moreless

              • Books:

                Most of them are dutch, but we have a few (40) in English....moreless

              • Games:

                We have some available...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                We store those away, but you can make skype or face time calls from your smartphone over wifi....moreless

              • Internet:

                Free wifi available on all floors. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The 17x40 feet size pool has a big surrounding terrace & relax area with a shower. The views from here are spectacular. The pool is salt chlorinated which is fantastic to your skin and eyes. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A 165 square feet deck offers spectacular views to the valley and to the gardens. The total terraces count up to 360 square feet. ...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    A 45 minute drive will take you to the Costa del Sol (Costa del Golf) with over a hundred golf course waiting for you. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    You can rent a Kayak or Canoe close by at one of the lakes close to Ronda. Information is available in the house. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The house is completely circumvined by lawn which is automatically watered after 02.00 am in the moring. ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Both bedrooms on the first floor have french opening doors giving way to a balcony...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    You can rent a boat at the Costa del Sol. Information is available in the house. ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    There are several tennis courts available at only a 5 minute drive. ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles are available, we have 2 for kids and 2 for adults....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A big size bbq is available...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        The villa sits in the middle of a beautiful and well maintained olive yard with views over a spectacular valley...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Arboretum
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Spelunking
                      • Cinemas
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Museums
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      €3,600

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                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      - We take 33% downpayment, to be paid within 10 days after you have confirmed your booking. On reception of your payment, the booking is final.

                      - 6 Weeks before your arrival, the remaining 67% is due.

                      - If you cancel longer than 8 weeks before your arrival, your downpayment is not refunded.

                      - If you cancel within 4 weeks before your arrival, we do not refund previous payments


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                      Location

                      49 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Malaga
                      110 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Algeceiras to Morocco
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Ronda
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      To Marbella
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Marbella
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Ronda
                      125 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Sierra Nevada
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Marbella
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ronda

                      Car: Necessary

                      Ronda, offers a taste of wonderfully untouched Spanish culture. Within an hours range of magnificent cities like Granada, Sevilla and Córdoba, this charming village lies 60 miles southeast of Sevilla and is one of the largest white hill towns. It's also one of the most spectacular, thanks to its gorge-straddling setting. Ronda is easy to visit because it's one of the few hill towns with a train station. The real joy for travelers lies in exploring the winding back streets and taking in the panoramic views, whitewashed houses, and exuberant flowerpots.

                      Ronda's stunning ravine divides the town's labyrinthine Moorish quarter and its newer, noisier, and sprawling Mercadillo quarter. The New Bridge, massive yet graceful, has mightily spanned the gorge since the 18th century. Look down (carefully) into the ravine — it's 360 feet deep and 200 feet wide.

                      To Spaniards, Ronda is more famous for being the birthplace of modern bullfighting than for sporting a gorgeous gorge. In the 16th century, two kinds of bullfighting existed: the type with noble knights on horseback, and the coarser, man-versus-beast entertainment for the commoners (with no rules...much like when WWF wrestlers bring out the folding chairs). In the 1700s, Francisco Romero melded these two forms, injected some rules, and created bullfighting as we know it today, complete with scarlet cape (though bulls are actually colorblind — the red was to disguise the blood).

                      Ronda's bullring (and accompanying museum) is Spain's best — superior even to Sevilla's. Built in 1785, the two-tiered arena is surrounded by 5,000 seats and 136 classy Tuscan columns to create a kind of 18th-century Italian theater feel. In Ronda, bullfighting is considered an art, not a sport — newspapers cover fights in the culture section, not on the sports pages. Lovers of the 'art' of bullfighting will explain that the event is about much more than the actual killing of the bull — it's about celebrating the noble heritage and the Andalusian horse culture. The bulls — and I — disagree.

                      Ronda is not only about bullfighting. Drop by the Santa Maria church, built on the site of a former mosque and an earlier temple to Julius Caesar, for its interesting mix of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque fusion (or confusion). Ronda's unusual Lara Museum, which has everything from sewing machines and matador outfits to torture devices, hosts flamenco evenings three times weekly. For a look at Ronda's Moorish past, tour the ruins of the Arab Baths, which come to life with a video. The Bandolero museum features bandit lore and paraphernalia from the time Ronda was the romantic home of 19th-century banditos — the Jesse Jameses and Billy el Niños of Andalucía. To learn more about the history and prehistory of Ronda, tour the Mondragon Palace.

                      To really see prehistory, day-trip to the Pileta Cave, the best and most intimate look a tourist can get at prehistoric cave paintings in Spain. The farmer who owns the cave is a master at hurdling the language barrier. As you walk the cool half-mile, he'll spend an hour pointing out which are five times as old as the Egyptian pyramids. The Neolithic and Paleolithic drawings of black, ochre, and red are mostly just lines or patterns, but there are also horses, goats, cattle, and a rare giant fish, made from a mixture of clay and fat by finger-painting prehistoric hombres.

                      Ronda is fun after dark. While day-trippers from the touristy Costa del Sol clog Ronda's streets during the day, locals retake the town in the early evening. I enjoy the fine tapas scene. Instead of picking one place, I do a tapa pub crawl, going from bar to bar sampling signature dishes such as lechuguita (a wedge of lettuce with vinegar, garlic, and a secret ingredient), huevo de codorniz (a tiny piece of oily toast with a slice of ham and a fried quail egg), and asparagus on a stick sprinkled with manchego cheese grated coconut-style. If a bar has a cardboard sign, 'Hay caracoles' in its window, it's advertising it has snails, a special treat served from late spring through early fall. At tapas bars, you'll eat standing up, just like the locals.

                      The paseo (early evening stroll) happens in the new town, on Ronda's major pedestrian and shopping street, Carrera Espinel. Join in. Walking the streets, you feel a strong local pride and a community where everyone seems to know everyone.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About: The owners are a dutch family that moved to Spain in 2003. Their names are Marieke & Alphons and their two daughters Mees (10) and Luke (8). Marieke and Alphons started a graphic design business in Spain in 2003 and recently picked up another activity, making furniture out of recycled wood which is really flourishing and some of it of course you will find in this house. The 4 acre size organic olive grove was bought in 2007 and building works on the villa started in 2009 and ended in 2011. A lot of passion & soul went into desiging and building the villa, together with a team of local builders and a fantastic local archtitect. The house is very bright and light on the inside and offers all imaginable comforts.

                      Why Costa del Sol - Malaga:
                      The property is only 1 mile away from the charming old town center and yet an oasis of privacy and charm. Ronda is a typical old spanish town with lots of history and it still goes unspoiled. The house position is simply unique, sitting in an ancient Olive Grove with trees over 100 years old. You can taste the Olive Oil from our own yard yourself. Just relax in the surrounding gardens or at the 40 x 17 feet pool. Pick fresh herbs to make a tea or to flavor your dishes. Take a bath in the attic meanwhile enjoying the spectacular views. Look at the pictures of the interior. We hope you like it as much as we do!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      We wanted this house to be as bright as possible, enjoying the long spanish summer days and of course the views to the valley and surrounding 'sierras'. Terraces and a green freshly cut lawn surrounds the house. Shade or sun can be easily found. Free wifi, Apple TV and Airport are at your disposal.


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                      Speaks: dutch, german, spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Huge 5x12 meter pool and 450m2 villa

                        Huge 5x12 meter pool and 450m2 villa

                      • Modern german made kitchen with 2 sinks and everything else you need

                        Modern german made kitchen with 2 sinks and everything else you need

                      • One of the kids rooms

                        One of the kids rooms

                      • The 'loft like' attic floor is 120 m2 in size with mountain views and balcony

                        The 'loft like' attic floor is 120 m2 in size with mountain views and balcony

                      • First floor lounge area where the impressive structure of the inner house shows

                        First floor lounge area where the impressive structure of the inner house shows

                      • North facing part of the house

                        North facing part of the house

                      • North and East facing sides, with terraces and surrounding lawn. Stairs to pool

                        North and East facing sides, with terraces and surrounding lawn. Stairs to pool

                      • Open space lounge with en suite kitchen and amazing views to inner structure

                        Open space lounge with en suite kitchen and amazing views to inner structure

                      • So many romantic places

                        So many romantic places

                      • Romantic picture with front door views. The door is over 200 years old

                        Romantic picture with front door views. The door is over 200 years old

                      • Alos our rabbits love flowers

                        Alos our rabbits love flowers

                      • Flowers and 200 year old door in the back

                        Flowers and 200 year old door in the back

                      • Stunning views and by car only 2 minutes away from Ronda

                        Stunning views and by car only 2 minutes away from Ronda

                      • Relaxing salon on ground floor with huge fireplace

                        Relaxing salon on ground floor with huge fireplace

                      • The private pool is 5 x 12 meters in size with spectacular valley views

                        The private pool is 5 x 12 meters in size with spectacular valley views

                      • One of the sunny first floor bedrooms with balcony

                        One of the sunny first floor bedrooms with balcony

                      • Back and south side gardens

                        Back and south side gardens

                      • Villa backside. French opening doors giving access to gardens and terraces

                        Villa backside. French opening doors giving access to gardens and terraces

                      • Backside gardens with pool and valley views

                        Backside gardens with pool and valley views

                      • First floor views to lounge area

                        First floor views to lounge area

                      • Spring is in the air

                        Spring is in the air

                      • South facing part of the house with flower beds. Taken early spring 2012

                        South facing part of the house with flower beds. Taken early spring 2012

                      • Early spring picture of east and west facing gardens

                        Early spring picture of east and west facing gardens

                      • Peak through from shady afternoon east side of the house to sunny pool

                        Peak through from shady afternoon east side of the house to sunny pool

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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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