HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Gaucin also enquired about apartments in Benalmadena, villas in Frigiliana and villas in Arenal Beach

Make a holiday rental cottage or villa in Gaucin, Spain your home away from home

Gaucin is a delightful Andalucían whitewashed village nestled high on the Sierra de Ronda Mountains just half an hour from Spain’s magnificent Costa del Sol. With spectacular views all the way to Gibraltar along the coast or the dark Rif Mountains of inland Andalucía, Gaucin holiday villas offer a magnificent place to relax and absorb the natural surroundings and deep Spanish culture. Local goatherds and mules are regular visitors to the town, but the legendary welcome of Gaucin is even extended to these unlikely visitors!

Things to do on holiday in Gaucin, Spain

Gaucin is a stunning, natural area in spectacular surroundings, and as a result, riding stables, guided nature trails, bird watching expeditions and long mountain treks are hugely popular activities from a self catering Gaucin villa. There are a range of length and difficulties of market trails in the mountains, but huge swathes of open un-spoilt terrain to explore. During the summer, the municipal swimming pool is open to all for free.

There are six international restaurants in Gaucin, and a number of small, traditional Spanish restaurants to choose from, hiding amongst the narrow twisting streets, when you take a self catering Gaucin cottage.

Dominating the Gaucin skyline is the magnificent Eagle’s Castle or Castillo del Aguiula, and as the name suggests, it is not unusual to see these majestic birds of prey circling over head.

Gaucin celebrates a number of fiestas during the year, all of which are lively and very enjoyable times to be in the town, but the best of them, the festival of Santo Nino is in September, and is a fabulous time to take a holiday rental in Gaucin, with singing, dancing, horse racing and processions. The annual fair in August also rates highly on the list of exciting events in Gaucin.

Places to holiday in Gaucin, Spain

Ronda and Montejaque are two beautiful destinations further into the mountains of Andalucia. Whilst Montejaque is a small, traditional pueblo blanco, Ronda is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in the area. Having maintained its rich historical legacy and dramatic natural surroundings, Ronda is an ideal place to visit from your Gaucin villa.

The magnificent beach resorts of the Costa del Sol are just a half hours drive from holiday accommodation in Gaucin, with the resorts of Marbella, Mijas and Estepona easily accessible. With limitless beaches, exquisite restaurants and nightlife and more sport and leisure facilities than you can imagine, a day trip to the coast from the peace of a Gaucin cottage makes an excellent option.

Weather in Gaucin, Spain

With average temperatures annually remaining above 16˚C, there is never a bad time to take a Gaucin holiday villa to explore the mountains. Winter temperatures are very rarely below 12˚C.

Flights to Gaucin, Spain

Gaucin, despite its remote feel is only an hour from Gibraltar Airport (GIB), or an hour and a half from Malaga International Airport (AGP). Cheap flights to both airports leave from over 20 airports across the UK, and there are regular deals on cheap flights, especially to Malaga.

  • Showing 1-50 of 300+
Additional service fee may apply.
    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (10 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Cottage #1907678
    10
    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (15 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 5 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 10
      Villa #8156793
      15
      Viewed 122 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (23 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 7 BR
        • 5 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 12
        Chateau / Country House #817068
        23
        Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          • 5 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 14
          Villa #1176019
          1
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (11 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #8008175
            11
            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (15 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              House #63023
              15
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (13 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                House #1775568
                13
                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #6543523
                  2
                  Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (11 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #9157
                    11
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1704528
                      2
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #405780
                        4
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals House #836503
                          2
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (8 reviews)
                            View details for price
                            • 8 BR
                            • 5 BA
                            • Sleeps 16
                            Multiple rentals Farmhouse #836503
                            8
                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (12 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Multiple rentals House #8052243
                              12
                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #8115243
                                2
                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (6 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Villa #1612191
                                  6
                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                    (14 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #55089
                                    14
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (7 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Villa #9607
                                      7
                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (6 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #8066977
                                        6
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Cottage #8137449
                                          4
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #8166832
                                            2
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Multiple rentals House #8052243
                                              3
                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8141800
                                                3
                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 6 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Villa #995495
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6898969
                                                    4
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #409055
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Villa #8155261
                                                        0
                                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #8013175
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                            Cottage #1904401
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Villa #1938580
                                                              1
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Apartment #6774756
                                                                0
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #6823549
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8042868
                                                                    0
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (42 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 8 BR
                                                                      • 6 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                      Villa #16807
                                                                      42
                                                                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #416797
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          House #8151848
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8042868
                                                                            1
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #8021827
                                                                              0
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #8066157
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  Chateau / Country House #614596
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Cottage #1315677
                                                                                    0
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #8160863
                                                                                      0
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Villa #8172793
                                                                                        0
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #1411396a
                                                                                          0
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #8117597
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Chateau / Country House #438171
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #4213012
                                                                                                0
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #6937723
                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #8117748
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 10 BR
                                                                                                      • 11 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 20
                                                                                                      Chateau / Country House #6883672
                                                                                                      0
                                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great stay with a big group!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in this village house for a group holiday last August. We were six adults and the house had everything we needed. We had a very enjoyable stay here. The house has a countrified feel but it is near everything in the village. We were able to walk to the local restaurants- some local and simple ones and some quite sophisticated ones, as well as bars, all very nearby. We also took many walks around the countryside as there are paths and trails nearby with long and short walks. The house is really well-placed to explore the area and was lovely to come back to to have a drink on the terrace looking at large skies and amazing views over Africa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Outstanding place to share with your family

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This place is fantastic. The house is extremely beautiful and comfortable, with a ridiculous view of the Genal river valley, the coast (even Africa) and if you just want to stay there, it's a great place to do so. But you also have all the beautiful "pueblos blancos" to visit including awesome Gaucin, beautiful Ronda, and if you want to travel more, you can go to Sevilla, Granada, or Cordoba. You also have the beaches, if that's your thing. Great place to hike and bike in the mountains too. A word apart for Diego and Ester, the couple that take care of the house. They are both wonderful people, and Ester is a great cook too. For a very reasonable price she can cook for your whole group, which makes the stay even more fun. Her lamb leg, roasted chicken and paella are outstanding. The owner Miren is also wonderful. My flight was delayed a whole day, so she went to pick up members of my family twice to the Granada airport for a very reasonable fee. We were there in Christmas-New Year. Weather was great. Sunny every day, and coming from Iowa, I didn't even wear a sweater most of the time. Locals wear coats since they are spoiled with all the warmth they have year-round, but it was really mild, even at night.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      This is one of the nicest properties we have ever stayed in, fantastic.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Jenny and Mark's house is lovely. It exceeded all expectations. It was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, and has many personal touches which make it feel like a loved home rather than a rented house. The decor was very tasteful and the Moroccan touches lovely. The views from the 2 terraces are spectacular and the top floor, the living room, is wonderfully light; we ate all our meals here. The kitchen is really well equipped and is another lovely, spacious room. The large shower on the ground floor is just great! One thing to note: This house might not be suitable for very young children as it is spread over 4 floors and the stairs between floors have no handrails - you soon get used to the open stairs though. The house is well located in Gaucin, a large village with numerous bars offering a good choice of outdoor eating. There are some lovely walks from the village and the surrounding area is mountainous and spectacular. We would love to return in late spring when the flowers will be at their best; this is a good area to be based if you are a keen bird watcher. Jenny was very easy to communicate with and answered all our questions promptly. Brett met us when we arrived and was really helpful, as well as a font of local knowledge. We couldn't recommend this property more highly. It was a privilege to stay here and we look forward to returning. Pam Bury
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016