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Traditional town house, sunny roof terrace, spectacular views, free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 1
Space 947 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom with twin beds plus double sofa bed in lounge, 1 bathroom

Tamarind is a superior village house with two spacious floors and a roof terrace. Situated in a quiet village street with ample parking, several shops and the open air swimming pool close by. Ground floor consists of entrance hall with toilet & washroom, spacious lounge with double sofa bed, dining area &fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Two south facing balconies provide views across the village. An open staircase leads to the first floor bedroom with ensuite toilet and adjacent shower room. Two balconies provide views over the village. Access to the roof terrace is through a small casita reached by an open staircase. The terrace has a sun awning and cold shower and is complete with terrace furniture & loungers.

Local amenities: Gaucin has an open air swimming pool surrounded by gardens usually open from June to September. There are two tennis courts with a poolside restaurant. The village has two banks with cash machines, two small supermarkets and several small shops selling all your everyday requirements. There is a small daily market with a fish stall, churros, butcher and greengrocer. There are several restaurants serving varied cuisine and prices to match. The village has ample bars where you can relax with a Rioja, a beer or sample the delicious tapas that are served almost everywhere. All bars serve coffee and soft drinks. During the summer months there are several fiestas commencing with Santa Semana at Easter and finishing with Santo Nino (the local saint) in late August.

Public Transport: Gaucin railway station is situated in the adjoining village of El Colmenar(13kms) distance. From here there are daily trains from Algeciras to Granada. At Bobadilla there are connections for Seville, Malaga & Cordoba as well as services beyond .e.g Madrid.

At the ports of Algeciras and Tarifa(1 hr) there are fast ferries to N.Africa and a day trip to Tangier is quite achievable. There is also a ferry service to N.Africa from Malaga during the summer months.A visit to Gibraltar by train (via Algeciras) would be possible.

An Autobus service runs through Gaucin on a daily basis from Algeciras to Ronda. .

There is a taxi service in the village situated in the plaza.

Whilst you may see many burros in the village these are not usually for hire as transport!!

Tamarind: Tamarind is a 3 storey house set in a tranquil part of this Spanish working village. All of the neighbours are Spanish and their friendliness and warmth just comes naturally.The whole village has a sense of community that extends to visitors also.

There are several walks that start & finish in the village including a visit to the magnificent El Castillo & its museum (a tribute to Santa Nino). The castle is normally floodlit on week ends which makes it even more splendid.Another favourite jaunt is down the Camino de Gibraltar, an old mule track which ends at the Ermita del Santo Nino. Also close by are several forest walks where you may be lucky enough to see some wild pigs. Whichever ramble you choose you will be impressed by the flora and mountain ranges where you may glimpse the soaring eagles and vultures.

More Details

Barbara Tibbatts
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2017

About Barbara Tibbatts

We are both retired now living on a smallholding in the Yorkshire Dales

Barbara Tibbatts purchased this house in 1994

Why Barbara Tibbatts chose Gaucín

We had our first holiday in Gaucin in 1993 while I was recuperating from a serious illness. This was our first visit to Spain. We fell in love with the village, the people and its laid back lifestyle. We became aware that Tamarind was for sale but had no intention of purchasing a foreign home. On arrival home we debated the prospect of purchasing Tamarind and contacted the vendor. The following year we stayed in Tamarind over the Easter period, a special time in Spain and decided to purchase the property.Over all the subsequent years we have taken holidays there at all different times of the year and now we feel a part of the village having made many Spanish friends there.

What makes this house unique

The house has a very homely feel and we continue to make improvements in order to keep the house in good repair. Tamarind is a typical Spanish house in a working village. There are stunning views especially in the evenings, from the terrace over the Campo de Gibraltar and to the coast of North Africa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris & I have just spent a glorious two weeks in your lovely home Tamarind in Gaucin. I can only commend the beautiful condition of your home - everywhere was immaculate. Rosalind Baxter Uxbridge Middlesex

We both had a thoroughly wonderful time, enjoyed the house and Gaucin so much it was a struggle to leave. Even the neighbours came out to say goodbye. Tony & Chris Leeds

Thank you once again for a super place to escape to! We enjoyed being there just as much, if not more than last year. A true escape. Hopefully we will return soon. Gill Twinning, Grimsby
Nov 2007
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Gaucin (Colmenar)
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Gaucin, once a smugglers den lies on the route between Gibraltar and Ronda.One of the pueblo blancos, distinctly Moorish,with narrow winding streets & dazzling white houses clinging to the mountainside. Perched high in the mountains and surrounded by almond & olive trees Gaucin boasts an eagle's eyrie of a fortress known as El Castillo de'Aguila. The village has several restaurants and tapas bars. Gaucin is within easy striking distance of Ronda with its famous Gorge de Tajo and Plaza de Toros, second oldest bullring in Spain. Further afield but accessible are the cities of Granada (with its famous Alhambra) Seville,Cordoba and Jerez.The Parque Natural at Grazalema is a must for walkers and wildlife aficionados alike where a walk/picnic in the cork forests will simply delight you.

Other Activities: Bird watching,wildlife,walking ,flora etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 947 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom (shower room) is adjacent to the bedroom with large shower cubicle and wash hand basin. There is also a hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Lounge 1 - 1 Double Bed , Sofabed in lounge
  • The bedroom is particularly spacious with twin balconies .There is ample storage space with built in wardrobe,bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers.The twin beds are complemented by wall and bedside lights and the whole decor gives a taste of Maroc. The bedroom has the benefit of an ensuite consisting of toilet & wash hand basin with separate shower room. A sofa bed in the lounge area sleeps an additional 2 people. .
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children over the age of ten welcome.Must be supervised whilst on terrace. Unsuitable for elderly or infirm due to stairs. Heating in the property is by gas heaters and wood burning stove . Hot water is provided by an immersion heater. No additional charges are made for electricity or calor heating. There is an iron and ironing board provided. Discounts for bookings of three weeks or more.


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Traditional town house, sunny roof terrace, spectacular views, free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 37 reviews

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

In this house you find comfort and everything you need and even more.

The communication with the owner goes well.

On the roof terras you have splendid views.

In Gaucín life is easy, good restaurants, good supermarket in Calle del Banco.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and cool, even on the hottest day.

  • 5 of 5

Tamarind had everything we needed and more. It was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The location, close to the main routes into Gaucin, was very convenient, yet it was easy to explore the village from the house as well. We spent much of our time on the roof terrace, gazing at the view and watching the aerial activity of birds large and small. The weather was unusually hot for mid-June so we did not walk as much as we intended, but the house stayed cool and we did not even need to use the fans provided. We were happy to walk to some of the local eateries which provided inexpensive menus del dia, so we rarely needed to cook despite the extensive facilities of the kitchen. We have stayed in plenty of private accommodation in Spain and Tamarind rated amongst the best. The presence of a full-sized Scrabble set was just the icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your extremely good review. It is lovely to have a good review without any prompting. We hope to provide the facilities all as described and we are pleased when guests take the time and trouble to make a review. If any suggestions are made we do try to remedy these. It is interesting that you have stayed in plenty of other private accommodation even in Gaucin and rate us as among the best. This makes us very proud as we do try to make Tamarind a home for us and our guests and not just a holiday rental property.
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Wonderful experience in this beautiful house & friendly village

  • 5 of 5

Cannot recommend this house enough. Perfect! Barbara SO helpful from the first point of contact. Nothing too much trouble & lots of advice given. This is the loveliest place we have stayed, well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. Spectacular views from the roof top terrace & location ideal. Gaucin has such lovely bars & restaurants to suit all tastes. Thank you Barbara for allowing us the opportunity to stay in your perfect house.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do seem to be doing something right this year having had this 4th review without any prompt. Thank you so much. The reviews enable future clients to make decisions not only about Tamarind but also the village of Gaucin. We listen to our guests and if suggestions are made then we do try and put into place those suggestions. We want guests to feel that Tamarind is not just a holiday home but a real home that we ourselves treasure and constantly look to improve.
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Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house with its stunning views has long been a favourite of ours. Whether you dine on the balcony looking at Gibraltar and North Africa, or enjoy the excellent restaurants and tapas bars, you will never run out of choices. There's an excellent new wine shop and deli too .

The coast isn't far away, so something for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review. I know that you have been a regular visitor to Tamarind so it is nice to know that the house and village still come up to your expectations. We have several new restaurants and shops in the village alongside all the tapas bars and Tamarind is ideally located for them all. This year we have had several reviews which have all been very positive which is great for us , Tamarind and the village.
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very nice place - sehr schöner Platz

  • 5 of 5

phantastische Aussicht von der Dachterasse

- phantastic view from the roof -

vollständig eingerichtetes Haus mit allen Geräten

- everything you need is in the house - everything works well -

alles funktioniert

wunderbare Tage

- wonderful days -

Gabi und Richard

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Tamarind. We are pleased when visitors write a review as this lets us know if there are things that we need to improve. Of course we hope that visitors find everything ok but we do know that sometimes things can go wrong. Many thanks.
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A very comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

The house was every thing we expected and more. It was very comfortable, spacious and very well equipped with everything you would need during your stay. It was very hot when we were there yet the house stayed comfortably cool throughout the day. The roof terrace has wonderful views and with our friends, who were staying in another property, had some long, relaxing meals while enjoying the view across the valley down to the coast. Barbara made booking a straight-forward and reliable process. With luck we hope to get back to Tamarind one day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review on your return from your holiday in Tamarind. We are always please when clients enjoy their stay and find everything to their satisfaction.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gaucín, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

No rental rates available - please contact the owner

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

6 weeks prior to the reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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