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Secluded Country House with Pool in Beautiful Setting, Views

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Last updated: 07/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.The third bedroom is on the ground floor with an adjacent bathroom. All rooms have ceiling fans and an air conditioning/heating unit. 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 twice a week to maintain the outdoor areas and clean the pool. Cleaning service and linen change provided on Saturdays of multiple week stays. Additional maid service by request. A cook can be arranged for catering. No smoking allowed inside of the house. 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
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is an indoor dining area adjacent to kitchen and an outdoor dining area just outside of the kitchen. The indoor table seats 6 and the 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 and 3....moreless

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

    Electric heating unit in Bedrooms 1, 2, & 3 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:

    Beach/pool towels are also provided for each guest....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

  • 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 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 25 - Sep 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$279
$1,340
Low season II
Sep 17 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$168
$726
Holiday season 1
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$223
$949
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$168
$726

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The Low Season rate for occupying 3 bedrooms is 800€ per week (180€ per night). The High Season rate for occupying 3 Bedrooms is 1500€ (300€ 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 four weeks prior to arrival. At this time, we only accept bank to bank transfers.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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 Gaucín, Málaga, Spain:
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!).


Contact us

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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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