About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedroom country house (sleeps 7) with private pool, views, wifi.
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.
Note: During the off-season, 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). During high season, the house can only be rented as a 3 bedroom property. See rate details for the price of renting three bedrooms in the off-season.
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- english, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Nancy Russell
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.
Nancy Russell purchased this House in 2010
Why Nancy Russell chose Gaucín
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.
What makes this House unique
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!).
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A beautiful tranquil simple lifestyle ....in a house that offers everything ....
A family of 7, 2 couples plus children looking for a total get away with life on your door step ...we have traveled the world and 8 years ago discovered Casares and Gaucin ...but Rosa Alto was totally unique ...so peaceful, calm, easy yet a wonderful area to explore ...dancing in the village square, accompanying the Saint on her journey through the village exploring the castle ..beaches just a car ride away ....a superb home with a happy heart....!!!...not just a holiday but a lifestyle....we will return ..
Superb, rustic, quiet, charming.
Fantastic holiday in an idyllic villa. Far more beautiful than the photographs suggest. The scenery is breathtaking and Gaucin is a charming and friendly village with stunning views in all directions.
Spectacular views in a peaceful setting
Rosa Alta is located near the beautiful village of Gaucin.
The house was clean, comfortable and the swimming pool was a treat during those hot afternoons in July. We never got tired of the views from the property, and from Gaucin there are many other white villages to visit within a 30-60 minute drive.
We would have no hesitation renting this property again.
Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Even better than we had hoped for.
Lovely and well situated Country House
We had a great time at Rosa Alta. It felt as if the Counry House, gardens, swimming pool etc were built with great care. The view was beautiful, the nature just great in Spring and the weather was nice. The silence and privacy we really liked. Rosa Alta is not a ' spic and span' new house , but it' s a house with a soul.
Peaceful stay in rural Andalucia.
This is a lovely secluded yet comfortable house in the Andalusian countryside. Stunning view over the beautiful valley and nearby Gaucin. Peaceful and quiet, just the sound of the sheep passing by. With 40+ degree temperatures, the nice pool and airco in the bedrooms were a real bonus. In short: a home away from home. Plenty to see and do in the vicinity. Or you can just relax and let the days go by in this peaceful place. Friendly cleaning staff. All facilities were present. Some really nice restaurants nearby. We'll be back!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Low Season rate for occupying 3 bedrooms is 800€ per week (180€ per night). The Mid Season rate for occupying 3 Bedrooms is 1000€ per week (250€ per night). Contact the owner if you are interested in shorter or longer stays. The changeover day is negotiable during low and mid season.