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Romantic cottages with lovely pool, winding pathways amid lush tropical gardens. - Main House

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Main House

Idyllic chalet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and terraces. The superbly light bedroom 1 has a view over the valley to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Africa. All bedrooms are elegantly decorated. The lounge has an open fire place and a wood burning stove. Additionally the whole house is equipped with electric radiators for the winter months. The cottage is fully equipped as listed, the kitchen, a comfortable area for meals with seating for up to five people. The living room area has two large sofas, books and a CD/MP3 player with USB/Aux Input so bring along your iPod or laptop and enjoy your own music or browse the internet, as there is unlimited internet access. Both the main house and the studio cottage have access to the gardens and the beautiful pool of the property.

About the property

Casa Ceramica

This charming cottage is located in grounds of a well established Mediterranean garden with olive and almond trees, which also provide shade and coolness during the summer months. Steps leading up to the pool with lighting for a perfect summer nights dip and patio with magnificent views across to the cliffs of Gibraltar and Africa. It is located on the 'Puerto de la Cruz' property on a slope in a forested valley of mountainous limestone only five minutes walk from the white village of Casares.

Casa Ceramica is within a short distance of the beach, Gibraltar and if you care to venture further for cultural interests Ronda, Jerez, Seville, Granada and Cadiz.

More Details

S. Lackner
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2018

Available Rentals

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Die Preise beinhalten Handtücher, Bettwäsche, Nebenkosten, Pool und Endreinigung.
Wir bitten um 50% Anzahlung zum Buchungsabschluss, der Rest wird fällig zwei Wochen vor Anreise.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Casares in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 2 Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Winter prices: For stays of 2 weeks or more we charge only €370 per week during the winter. Summer special: for stays of 2 weeks or more during the peak season we only charge €650 per week instead of €700 per week.
  • CD Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pool measurements: 3 meters by 5,50 meters and 1,50 deep.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

We've discovered a little gem of a place!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! We spent a week at Casa Ceramica in July 2017 - myself, husband and three sons (aged 7, 14 and 16). The cottage, although cosy, was roomy enough for all five of us (one double, one twin and one single room). We were able to eat in the kitchen (when it was too windy) or down on the terrace. Shirley was a fabulous host and was really helpful with things to do and see in the area and we loved hearing about her life in Spain. Shirley's garden is magical and I could have spent hours exploring it. The pool is on the small side but lovely and perfectly big enough to cool off in with a big enough area around it and sun beds for the whole family to lounge around. The cottage is well equipped and in good condition - there is washing machine and an orange squeezer so we had delicious fresh orange juice every morning for breakfast. The highlight, though, was sitting/dining/drinking on the terrace with the most fabulous view down a wild valley to the coast, over the Mediterranean and to Africa - honestly the best views I've ever had from a holiday house - and watching a family of Griffin Vultures (with binoculars thoughtfully provided with the house) nest on the cliff opposite was very special and had the boys fascinated! The location is ideal - the village can be got to on foot in less than ten minutes (a good choice of bars & restaurants, as well as a small supermarket & pharmacy), and one can also access many walking trails directly from the cottage. The coast is a short drive away for those who wish for a bit of an urban fix, and equally the beautiful Andalusian hinterland and the Pueblos Blancos are just a short drive away too. I would highly recommend this holiday let. It wouldn't be suitable for small children (too many drops and little winding paths). Being slightly elevated and away from the coast which means that in very hot weather this location is slightly cooler and you tend to get a good breeze coming up from the coast. A haven of peace and quiet but not too far from the action either.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Tranquil with easy access to Casares

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful helpful hostess. Peacefull location. Clean and tidy. Pleasant terrace and pool. Beware lots of sloping paths and steps.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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peaceful, lovely cottage and beautiful gardens

  • 4 of 5

A great place for a summer visit to relax and enjoy the small pool and watch to vultures gliding in the thermals. Walking distance of Casares and only 15 minutes to the coast. In the cooler months the walking looks good.

The bathrooms are a little tired but functional.

We had a very restful week and enjoyed lovely food in the casares restaurants

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Very comfortable, superb location. Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We were met by very pleasant owner who had left a very generous amount of food for us. Two adults and three pretty much grown up teenagers were very comfortable. Very clean, tasteful and new furnishings. A genuine ten minute walk to the very pretty town. twenty minute drive to beach and supermarkets. An hour to Malaga a bit more to the stunning town of Ronda. Best bit by far is the location perched on the edge of a hill we spent hours watching the vultures soar in front of us as they fed their chicks visible on on precarious nests.. Gardens are lovely. Our best Spanish villa so far.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Truly idyllic

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful location and even though there are three houses on the plot one has total privacy. The garden itself is interesting, huge and beautiful!!!

Shirley was a helpful host and very considerate. When there needed to be some repairs done she took great care that the timing suited us so we would not be disturbed.

We also received a welcome-pack suited for our needs and allergies. Very very nice!!!

The three-bedroom-house is on three levels and beautifully decorated. It is cosy, charming. One bedroom has two comfortable fullsize beds, the other big bedroom (with en-suite shower/WC) has one bed (approximately 140x180cm) where our son that is 196cm tall could sleep - and the small munk-like bedroom on the top landing has a shortish bed and no heating. Worked fine for our 182cm tall son.

Two of the bedrooms never really get sunshine so they tended to be chilly and a bit damp.

We rented for a winter month and during that time the nights outside are not unusually as cold as 6-7 degrees and the inside temperature about 15,5-16 degrees. As Swedes it took us some time to get adjusted to the indoor temperature. (We are spoiled with 20-22degrees in our homes)

The days were often lovely! Felt like spring.

My husband slept with a woolen hat on - so just be sure to bring warm clothes and you will have a lovely vacation in Spain even during winter. The bedding in the beds are splendid.

We made good use of the fireplace and cooked most of our meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

Shirleys place is very relaxing and peaceful!!

Casares is a village with interesting history and marvelous views from the top ruin. So do not miss that experience!!!

And Casares zip line across the ravine was scary fun! One buys tickets to and book the zip line-ride in Casares little museum.

We had a wonderful vacation.

I would love to come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Urlaub im Naturparadies

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben einen wundervollen Urlaub in diesem Naturparadies verbracht.

Shirley hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen,

Das Haus war gemütlich, toll gelegen, alles , was das Herz begehrte war vorhanden.

Wir könnten stundenlang die über uns schwebenden Gänsegeier beobachten, ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.

Als Ausgangspunkt zu Besichtigungen war das Haus toll, nach den touristischen Tagen , konnten wir abends wieder in unser Stille fahren.

Wir werden ganz bestimmt noch einmal wiederkommen.

Wir bedanken uns, für dieses Kleinod.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50.1 Kilometres
Gibraltar, Malaga
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Cortesin Casares
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Estacion de Gaucin
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
239 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada, Granada (http://granadamap.com/sn/)
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Casares and Sabinillas beach
Car: necessary

The cottage is a few minutes walk from the picturesque white village of Casares, the most photographed of Andalucia, with it's labyrinthine lanes and streets distinctive of it's Moorish heritage. The many local restaurants and tapas bars enhance the real Spanish experience.

Take a stroll to the Moorish castle which over looks the village. Casares is an excellent base from which to explore Andalucia placed between the mountainous limestone range of Serranía de Ronda, the Straits of Gibralter and the coast offering a diversity of delightful landscapes, untouched nature and many local activities such as horse back riding, golf, bird watching, local walks and spanish cultural events and markets nearby.

Other Activities: Climbing, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding


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