Secluded Country House with Pool in Beautiful Setting, Views(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
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.
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Member since: 2008
- 200 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- MP3 Dock
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
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Low season I
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 15 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
- Taxes Not included
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.
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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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.
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!).
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Rosa Alta in January almond blossoms
New front entry and patio with trellis.
Outdoor living room
Recently re-modeled kitchen
Bedroom #3, ground floor, king size bed or 2 singles.
Upstairs living room, with new corner sofabed
Upstairs Bedroom (1) w/air conditioning, en suite bath
Pool at Finca Rosa Alta
With Sierra Crestallina in background
Entrance gate to Rosa Alta Country House
Overview of Rosa Alta property, July 2013
View toward Gibraltar from top of property
Salt water pool
New front terrace with living, dining and barbecue area. Pool in background.
Dining room with wood-burning stove
Downstairs Bedroom (2) w/air conditioning, en suite bath
Terrace off of upstairs living area. Breakfast anyone?!
View to Gaucin from upstairs living area
Bathroom 2 with bath/shower
View from far side of pool
View from Gaucin; Rosa Alta on right
Winter view toward Gaucin from back of house
Bench on top of property.
Booted eagle seen with zoom from upstairs terrace
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