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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

Note: During the off-season, this property can be rented as either a two bedroom or a three bedroom house. The online price quotes are for renting the property as a two bedroom (the third bedroom is locked). During high season, the house can only be rented as a 3 bedroom property. See rate details for the price of renting three bedrooms in the off-season.

More Details
Registration Number : CR/MA/00710

Nancy Russell
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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!).

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 Stars!

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful, contemplative and genuinely Spanish. This area is unspoiled and is an ideal place to live for a week in Andalusia. There are short trips, long walks, road trips, hikes….the area is pregnant with possibilities. Or just hang around the house, which is a joy in of itself. The mountains, vistas, weather, and village has such visual grandeur, and is so striking, that I felt there needed to be a famous artist doing a landscape painting at all times just to do it justice. I never felt so keenly the inadequacy of a camera. If there was a Spanish version of the Hudson River school of painting, the artists would paint from this area of Gaucin. I will go again.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gaucín in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (upstairs) has skylight for extra brightness. Bathrooms 1 & 2 have heat. Bathroom 3 is adjacent to bedroom 3 and the kitchen, and can be used as a downstairs bathroom for visitors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or can be 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed OR 2 singles; en suite bathroom
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have views to the pool, and Bdrm 1 (upstairs) has a window looking out to the castle.The third bedroom is on the ground floor with an adjacent bathroom. All rooms have ceiling fans and an air conditioning/heating unit. All linens are high-quality cotton.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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!)


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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 18 reviews

A beautiful tranquil simple lifestyle ....in a house that offers everything ....

  • 5 of 5

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 ..

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb, rustic, quiet, charming.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a beautiful location. Even better than we had hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Lovely and well situated Country House

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Rosa Alta. It felt as if the Counry House, gardens, swimming pool etc were built with great care. The view was beautiful, the nature just great in Spring and the weather was nice. The silence and privacy we really liked. Rosa Alta is not a ' spic and span' new house , but it' s a house with a soul.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful stay in rural Andalucia.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely secluded yet comfortable house in the Andalusian countryside. Stunning view over the beautiful valley and nearby Gaucin. Peaceful and quiet, just the sound of the sheep passing by. With 40+ degree temperatures, the nice pool and airco in the bedrooms were a real bonus. In short: a home away from home. Plenty to see and do in the vicinity. Or you can just relax and let the days go by in this peaceful place. Friendly cleaning staff. All facilities were present. Some really nice restaurants nearby. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Gaucin Estación
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £438.2

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.