3 bedroom country house (sleeps 7) with private pool, views, wifi.
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
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
Children allowed - Please note: the pool is not fenced.Please note: the pool is not fenced.
Max guests: 7
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful secluded villa surrounded by spectacular views and wildlife
Rosa Alta is a beautiful villa nestling on a hillside looking out on the pretty town of Gaucin. The views from the villa (and pool) are just stunning, looking across a valley to to the town and ruined castle (about a mile and a half away) - close enough to walk to (if you're feeling fit - it's very hilly!) but far enough away for complete privacy. Climb the hill behind the villa and get more spectacular views to the South, including Gibraltar and the North African coast in the far distance.
The villa blends in beautifully with the olive trees, pomegranates and almonds in the grounds, and is great spot for watching wildlife (eagles, bee eaters, swifts, lizards, geckos, wild boar etc etc etc).
We'd not experienced a salt water pool before, but it was just great. The villa was also very well equipped with efficient air conditioning in the 3 bedrooms, good wifi, and a nice kitchen (bigger than we were expecting, based on the photos, although note that there is no dishwasher). There's also a nice living area on the first floor with a decent size TV (not used, as the weather was so good!). Outside, there's a lovely brick-built BBQ and so many areas to sit and watch the world go by. There are sunny and shaded areas at all times of the day, which was just lovely. One thing to note is that the tracks from the Gaucin road leading to the property are pretty bumpy, although this really wasn't an issue for our hire car (a Vauxhall Mokka), once we'd got used to them.
Gaucin has some a couple of small supermarkets and some very nice restaurants, and it's a pretty short drive (~1 hour) to Ronda, which is touristy in comparison, but well worth a visit. So many other options for daytrips, including caves with pre-historic cave paintings, zoos, Gibraltar and the coast etc etc
This really is a perfect family escape - we were very sad to leave, and are hoping to return in the future
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.
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.