2 large bedrooms, 2bathrooms, large private pool, terraces for al fresco dining
Jim & Alice
- English, French, German, Spanish
About Jim & Alice
We came across this wonderful piece of paradise in 1982 in search of arcadia. The original house and bread-oven were very much part of our vision to create this stunning family home. Building, landscaping and planning our future over the next 30 years we're happy to share our romantic country hide-away with you.
Jim & Alice purchased this Villa in 1982
Why Jim & Alice chose Gaucín
The views to the south with the distant Mediterranean cost and the mountains of Africa is such joy, especially as it does only reveal itself in its full glory only occasionally, thus discovering it anew each time. the property is surround with terraces on different levels, some in full sun others in shade, such a variety of places to choose from. We're told that it is hard to enjoy all of them during a weeks stay.
What makes this Villa unique
Country living at its best within walking distance from Gaucin, the most spectacular hilltop village in Andalucia, in our opinion. Scenic, stunning and peaceful, with incredible views to the Rif mountains of North Africa. and organic, are are few of the words that sum it up. We're surrounded with options for beautiful walks, scenic drives to historical towns, villages or ancient settlements, with swimming, sunbathing and much more. Perfect for a romantic retreat or a family holiday. We're also open to suggestions for longer stays, during the winter months, from October till end of April. It is a great place to work on a project or just enjoy a sabbatical or time off to pursue other interests. Gaucin is a wonderful village. The winter month are the nicest for wildlife, flora and fauna. Much time can be spent outdoors, amongst flowering shrubs, watching new flowers emerging daily.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely Finca. Spacious, everything you need, great pool, great location, peaceful. We had a great week and would highly recommend to anybody.
Idyllic setting to enjoy Gaucin!
We have spent many holidays in Gaucin when our children were young and this time we returned to introduce some friends to the area. Predictably they also fell in love with Gaucin. Finca Alboran is absolutely beautiful and the best equipped rental we have been to. We enjoyed our chats with Rafa and Rosario, who keep everything so well, and it was good to meet Jim on the first day, who made us very welcome. It was our first time staying outside the village and we appreciated the tranquillity - no mopeds waking us up! Even the walk back up to Gaucin to eat was fine - just gave us a better appetite. It was nice to note that in the 10 years since our last visit the essential character of Gaucin has not changed despite the increase in restaurants and shops. It remains a very special place and many thanks to Jim and Alice for sharing their home with us. We very much hope to return one day.
Thank you for your feedback. It is a great pleasure to share this wonderful spot with apprrciative guests like yourselves. We have know Gaucin for over 40 years and still have not found anywhere in the world where we’d rather be!
Great Location and well appointed
We really enjoyed our stay. The location was fantastic, very private and the pool big enough to swim in (not always the case). There are lots of places to sit and enjoy the views which are all around. The house was very well appointed with everything you need. It's only just within walking distance from the village by day, and only if you are feeling energetic as it's down a very steep dirt track. A more roundabout but hard surface access for cars is much better. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.
Dear Max and Elaine, Thanks so much for your positive comments and we’re glad you had a good stay in Finca Alboran. As you say the situation is wonderful and as it’s also our home we’ve made it as comfortable and well equipped as we like it for ourselves.
We are just 1 km below the village and although it is quiet steep in places going up (2/3 of the track is now paved), the bonus is the walk down after an evening out in one of the great restaurants in the village!
Magical villa in beautiful Gaucin
This is a truly exceptional villa with fantastic views from the larger than expected pool. There is no need to describe the villa in detail, it is sufficient to say that it is perfect in every way. Relaxing by the pool made a welcome break from the hot days. We particularly loved the many outdoor spaces where we could relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Gaucin is a charming village with many great bars and restaurants. This is our second visit, our first at the villa, and if we do return, we will certainly stay at Finca Alboran.
Oh thanks so much. We're very happy to offer our finca to holidaymakers, you've been particularly great, deserving a medal for leaving the place in such good order, much appreciated!. We enjoy creating new places around the house to relax and take in the many different views to be enjoyed at different times of day.
Peaceful beautiful property
We stayed at the property for a weeks honeymoon in May, place was perfect for us, great facilities and within walking distance of the town. Amazing views from the pool!
A perfect honeymoon is a perfect start to married life!
We really loved this house, a little paradise. Everything was just perfect. The views are amazing, on a clear day we could even see the mountains of Africa!
Jim and Alice are very warm, helpful and friendly people.
It is a great pleasure to have all these lovely families and/or couples enjoying their holiday in our property. We love our setting and the area, Gaucin is still our favoured village in Andalucia, we have not found another part of Southern Spain we would enjoy more.
We came here 32 years ago in search of Arcadia and still feel this is it!
Gaucín – nestled on the balcony of the Serranía de Ronda – is steeped in history and charm, making it one of the region’s most enchanting destinations. The situation is truly fantastic with views to the Mediterranean and North Africa and surrounded by stunning unspoilt mountain countryside. The coast is only 30 minutes drive away, and the historic town of Ronda just 40 minutes on a spectacular mountain road. There are plenty of superb hiking trails from the village and many others a short drive away. Being on the migratory route to and from Africa, this is a very special place for bird watching too. Historically, this is a rich area to explore with many examples of Roman and Moorish starting with the castle of Gaucin itself. Gaucin is also a centre for the visual arts with many internationally known artists opening their studios to the public during a weekend in May or otherwise by appointment.