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Secluded Retreat villa, breathtaking panoramic views; private pool, 7km from sea

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Space 26,909 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedroom villa, sleeps up to 11, in sleepy traditional Spanish fishing village.

Set back in mountains, this exceptionally spacious and retreat-like villa overlooks the unspoiled Spanish village of Gualchos - a perfect holiday destination. The property features 5 spacious bedrooms - 3 with en-suite shower rooms and a large main family bathroom. Each bedroom offers its own stunning view of the mountains, sea or the mature gardens, pine and almond trees on acres of surrounding land - perfect for walking, reflecting, partying or just relaxing!

There is a large fitted kitchen, with fridge/freezer, oven, 5 ring hob, microwave oven and dishwasher. The large dining area and living room have double aspect windows, letting in lashings of light and the surrounding views - the Pico Aguila (Eagles Peak) can be seen clearly from one of these windows!

The swimming pool has its own built in BBQ area, shower and bar for extra shade - an ideal setting for those warm evenings or days when you just fancy lazing around. This is a completely secluded villa, totally private and not overlooked from any angle so those sun worshipers can enjoy the freedom of completely evening their tan. The large terrace beside the pool is just one of the many spots to take in the panoramic view.

The villa itself has patios all round with ample space to sunbath, read, enjoy and watching the sun rise or sun set, with views of the Mediterranean sea!

More Details

Owner
Joyce Lassey
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

Why Joyce Lassey chose Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley

We have had some very happy times and made interesting and loving memories here.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy, space and breath taking views. Ideal for all types of holidays

Guestbook comments from the owner

yes, we have enjoyed our vacation in your great house very much.
Jul 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Gualchos
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Motril
Nearest Train
125 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
MA20 from Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Gualchos
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Castell de ferro
Car: necessary

This fantastic property is set high above sea level on a peak in the Sierra Nevadas, with breathtaking views from every window and terrace. Its ideal location is just a ten minute drive from the nearest beach, and an hour away from the popular Sierra Nevada skiing destination!

The villa overlooks the sleepy white Spanish village of Gualchos, with its own mountain spring. The Spaniards travel miles to collect water here, believing it to be the freshest spring. Gualchos is predominantly inhabited by friendly Spanish families who have lived in the village for generations. There are a handful of English, French and Danes who have stumbled across this hidden gem and fallen in love with it - always too happy to help any passers-through.

The local beach is only a 10 minute ride away in Castell de Ferro, itself a small traditional fishing town, offering a range of restaurants, bars and shops. You need to visit to appreciate this beauty - its ideal for families, golfers, hikers.

In a region called the ' Costa Tropical ' - otherwise known as the Granada - Gualchos/Castell is very popular with the Spanish and Granadians, as it's only 1 hour approx, due south

Gualchos village itself has history dating back to and before the Moors made the Kingdom of ' El-Andaluz '. The village is

lively with regular fiestas. 7km away and you have all the other services you need to hand - beach resort with lots of cafes, bars , restaurants a couple of discos too! Castell also features a weekly saturday market with more or less everything on offer....

However, you maybe surprised at just how much time you can happily spend in Gualchos alone . Whilst only 650 people in population, Gualchos covers a large area, and has lots of great walks - some easy others more difficult.

Gualchos enjoys a unique heat with slight breeze , but it never gets cold! A short trip up the moutains will reveal little villages and hamlets giving the feel of time having stood still. You can be in the wonderful Alpujarras mountains in just 45 minutes drive or take a coastal drive to the popular Amunecar in the same time. Orgiva is the gateway and worth a stroll for sure. Above and higher up are the villages with flat topped roofs and a thriving pure wool rug as well as ceramic making industry.

Many visitors to Gualchos come back year after year.

It's way of life is tremendously appealing.

The Andalusia's Costa Tropical where you will find a corner of real Spain - every bar serves free ' tapas ' with every drink; meals are cheap and substantial , albeit of high quality...all good ' Mediterranean Diet ' Food. Older folks still take siestas, and then chat with their neighbours , sitting in the narrow ( almost car free ) streets until late at night.

If you get go to Granada... a must see , is the Alhambra Palace ( the winter home of the Kings of the Moors ). It is one of Spain's and Europe's treasures....a world heritage site. The history and shops are amazing ..... The Moorish quarter ( the Albacyn ) is unique , and like a Morrocan Souk.... or take in a Flamenco club., (nightlife is superb), and the Bodegas (wine bars with the barrels ) reknowned. You need a good 4 or 5 hours to look around the Alhambra..... so a day out and mind-blowing !!

It is so easy to fall into the relaxed way of life or if you fancy more action, a short drive takes you to everything from waterparks to cinema's......, chinese restaurants to Argentinian steak houses....Superstores to chic boutiques...are all within a short hop by car .

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gualchos in Costa Tropical

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 26909 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , with wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Main Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , family bathroom with 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each of the bedrooms has its own unique view of the mountains. The master bedroom has a door leading out to a side balcony. Most of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms. Each room, other than the master bedroom has twin beds - sleeping two in every room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Secluded Retreat villa, breathtaking panoramic views; private pool, 7km from sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful week in Gualchos villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at the villa in mid-August. Weather was warm, but it is cool inside the villa with a nice breeze most of the time. The villa is fantastic with 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms, plenty of room to relax and enjoy. It is in a very secluded area above the town of Gualchos. There are gorgeous views out to the Mediterranean sea from the villa. The beach at Castell de Ferro was great, the granddaughters loved swimming in the sea and snorkel around the rocks. The beaches in the area were not very crowded considering we were there during the a busy tourist season. Our granddaughters loved the villa pool and spent hours each day swimming.

Miguel, the local contact for the villa, was very responsive to any issues we had. I highly recommend the villa for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Stunning location, great service from the owner and local manager.

  • 5 of 5

Gualchos is lovely local village with great atmosphere and very friendly people. Also the nearest beaches are nice surrounded by good restaurants and bars, but a car is a must for this villa. We hope to get back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey, UK
5

Time and Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

If you want a no-hassle, comfortable and quiet Spanish holiday, this is the place for you. The (non-smoking) house is cool, clean, well-appointed and has fantastic views off the mountain (the metalled track up to the house is a first-gear job!) and over to the sea. And the night skies...!

You soon get used to traipsing down to the Mina for delicious spring water (the tap water is OK but not recommended, just in case), the butane-bottled cooking, and living with the inevitable Spanish cesspit-related no-paper-in-the-loo regime. Part of the Experience.

The pool is large and a sun-trap. And the daily sweep-and-skim regime keeps you fit!

The village - Gualchos - is typically Spanish: friendly but not intrusive. Ten minutes away is the coast - magnificient and relatively unspoilt at the moment. Catch it while you can!

A wonderful place to rest and enjoy the best southern Spain has to offer!

Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey, England
5

Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a very long weekend in this lovely villa from the 29th April til 3rd May. The weather at this time was great, really sunny and not unbearably hot. The views from the property are very spectacular; being so high up means you can see for miles over the surrounding mountains, the village and the sea. The villa itself is great, very spacious, relaxing and well-maintained. The location is very idyllic and private, perfect for a relaxing break. I would advise that a car is needed. A 10 minute walk (but down an extremely steep mountain road) is the village of Gualchos where there is a small convienience shop and a bar. However, own transport is necessary to go any further afield. Overall, a fantastic place which I would recommmend to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday in the sun.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Maison très agréable si on aime la tranquillité et la nature. La village de Gualchos est très joli ! le bar du village est parfait pour prendre quelques tapas dans une ambiance Andalouse. Très bon accueil également sur place de la personne en charge de nous remettre les clés.

Nous n'avons regretté notre choix !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

vacances inoubliables

  • 5 of 5

Un accueil chaleureux et très convivial.

Les prestations de la maison étaient bien au delà de nos espérances, tout ce qu'il faut pour passer de super vacances à plusieurs.

Une ville très charmante avec une plage de rêve à quelques kilomètres, beaucoup de commerces à proximité...

Je recommande et pour nous c'est à refaire encore et encore.

Merci pour tout Joyce.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gualchos, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
11 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£792
for 7 nights
£792
 
 
christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£946
for 7 nights
£946
 
 
summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£792
for 7 nights
£792
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.05
Refundable Damage Deposit £450.24

Early bookings are likely to get a discount. Book early to avoid disappointments. Rental Rates for the Christmas and Easter weeks may vary according to which dates these fall on year by year. A 50% of total rental is required to secure a booking. The rental balance must be paid 2-4 weeks prior to start of rental period. A €500 damage/security deposit is required one week before collection of keys/start of rental period. This is refundable within one week on return of keys /end of rental, provided there is no damage, the linen/bedding washed and property left in a clean state and as found.

On receipt of all payments, guests will be sent contact details of local agents who will meet guests at an agreed location on arrival to hand over keys and be shown around the property. Out of hours meet and greet will be charged at an additional cost of 20 Euros, payable to agents. Please contact agents with details of your arrival/departure times and to agree meeting location in Gualchos.
Guests will not be able to gain access to the property before 4pm on the day of arrival, where there is a same day change over from a previous rental. Guests are expected to vacate the property by 10.30am on the day of departure. Some flexibility is possible on request. An inventory of the property will be carried out by agents before guests depart. Please allow some time for this to take place.
Guests are advised to take time to digest contents of the welcome pack to make their stay comfortable, enjoyable and safe..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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