El Nido (VFT/CA/01279)
Our home, "El Nido" (The Nest) is on top of the hill in Torreguadiaro with unparalleled views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Torreguadiaro/Sotogrande beach, the rock of Gibraltar, the Port of Sotogrande and the campo.
Enjoy our elegantly furnished and fully appointed 5-bedroom home, which was completely remodeled in 2015. Inside, El Nido offers a large Family Salon with a wood fireplace and TV area as well as an open Living Room with a gas fireplace. There is also a deck on each level, giving everyone great views and plenty of space to relax and get away from it all. The large open kitchen, which opens up to the Living Room as well as the pool and garden, boasts a huge preparation and serving island with stools – and makes entertaining family and friends easy and fun indoors or outdoors. Enjoy El Nido’s outdoor shower or one of the 3 modern full-bathrooms. The Master Bathroom even has a free-standing tub with decadent ocean views!
El Nido is an easy drive from Gibraltar International Airport (30 minutes away) or Malaga International Airport (1 hour away).
Torreguadiaro is an escape from the overbuilt areas of the Costa del Sol yet close to everything. Torreguadiaro is surrounded by National Park and is where the mountains meet the sea so in addition to fantastic views of the Mediterranean there are great views of the green campo. From El Nido you can walk to almost everything, A short walk down the hill is the main street of Torreguadiaro, which is an attraction for neighboring communities as it boasts several tapas bars, fresh fish restaurants, beach bars/Chiringuitos and international cafes and restaurants (as well as a pharmacy and markets). You can also walk to the beach or to the Port of Sotogrande for more restaurant options, weekly artisan markets and fine shopping.
Within minutes there several tennis and padel clubs, including The Octogano Club de Tenis y Padel for red clay and hard courts and Club de Playa Cucuruchu for hard and grass courts.
Enjoy great hiking and biking from El Nido. Peletons from throughout Europe come to our area to ride from village to village. There is everything from a selection of long, flat rides through orange and avocado orchards to more challenging hill climbs, which take you past cork and olive groves to picturesque whitewashed villages with amazing views of the surrounding campo.
Just 15 minutes from Torreguadiaro, step back in time and visit Castellar, a beautiful castle and artisan village with organic restaurants and beautiful views of the pantano/reservoir.
Swim, kayak or standup paddleboard from the Torreguadiaro beach or rent a large beach bed at one of the Chiringuitos to relax after all of your activities! If you’re up for more, rent Catamarans, sailboats or yachts just minutes away in the Sotogrande Port. El Nido is 1 hour away from Tarifa area beaches where there are many kite surfing schools and rentals and where you can take a 45-minute ferry to explore Morocco.
El Nido is 20 minutes from the border of Gibraltar, where you can hike, take a Gondola or guided taxi up the famous rock of Gibraltar to see more beautiful views, Gibraltar’s infamous monkeys and explore and learn about the caves and tunnels that Churchill used during the wars. For the kids and young-at-heart Gibraltar also has King’s Bastion, an entertainment center with bowling, ice-skating, games and movies in English. (Back in Spain and just 15 minutes from El Nido there is also a great cinema, which shows movies in Spanish, in Los Barrios.)
El Nido is 5-15 minutes from some of the best golf courses in Europe including Valderrama, La Reserva San Roque (old & new courses), Club Real de Golf (Sotogrande), Alcaidesa, La Canada and 36 holes at Almenara. We are 30 minutes from the Finca Cortesin golf course and resort.
We are 3-15 minutes from the Ayala, Pinos and Santa Maria Polo fields, which host Polo events and tournaments year round. The Santa Maria Polo Club hosts several men and women’s tournaments including Spain’s Women’s Championship Tournament the Land Rover International Polo Tournament each summer.
And if you haven’t explored enough, El Nido is just 2 hours from Seville, 1.5 hours from Ronda, and 2 hours from Granada.
El Nido is 7 minutes from the Sotogrande International School, a IB school that is affiliated with Europe’s best tennis and golf academies.
Long-terms rentals (September 1-June 30) may be available upon request.