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Private house in the Mountains with pool, bar and much more!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Home in Gaucin, Ronda Area Andalucia, Spain - A Peaceful Mountainside Location, 40 Minutes From Ronda And 45 Minutes To The Coast

Our home, El Pindolo, is a modern country house but built in the traditional style of a Spanish white house. It is surrounded by corks, carobs, pine, olive and almond trees, with ample private parking space and it's own driveway. We have a private pool with a small bar - perfect for those long hot days in the sun, followed by evening cocktails and dining. The views from the house and swimming area are simply magical and take in the nearby castle, the mountains, the distant sea, Gibraltar, and Africa. It is truly stunning and needs to be seen to appreciate just how beautiful this part of Spain really is.

Whether you are coming to Spain to enjoy the hot summers or the pleasant winters, El Pindolo is a family home and is suited and designed for all conditions. There are log burners and central heating for the winter, or pool for the summer.

The village of Gaucin offers some fantastic bars and restaurants, along with the famous Andalusian character, wit and hospitality. The City of Ronda is about half an hour away should you wish to experience some more culture, restaurants and shopping.

For those of you who enjoy the beach, there are several locations worth visiting on the coast, which is also about 30 to 40 minutes drive away. The beaches are clean and offer clear blue swimming in the Mediterranean, along with many beach side facilities. Tarifa is not too far away either should you be inclined to brave the wild surfing seas!

There are several golf courses nearby - between Gaucin and Malaga, all of which are easy to get to.

Walks can be taken in the picturesque mountains, so whether you are a professional walker or just keen to look at the views and area, there is something to suit all tastes and abilities.

Our home does truly offer the best of all worlds. If you want to relax by the pool and have privacy then El Pindolo offers all you need. If visiting areas of beauty, going to the beach or golfing is on your agenda, then El Pindolo is equally suited to your needs.

There are three double bedrooms - all with ensuite facilities. For dining there are several options. Firstly there is a truly stunning glass room with retractable glass doors. We found ourselves eating in this room most of the time because you can admire the views either in the open air, or for those slightly fresher evenings, with the glass doors closed. Secondly there is a family dining table in the kitchen area which can accommodate 10 people or more. Finally, take your pick of two outside areas to eat - the bar at one end of the pool, or a covered dining area at the other end.

We hope you will love El Pindolo as much as our family and friends have done over the years. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

More Details

Fiona Carter
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Fiona Carter

My Parents-in-law first came to Gaucin to visit friends in 1997. By the end of that day they had fallen in love with the village and bought a dear little holiday home in the heart of Gaucin the very next day. They were still working then, and when they retired in 2002, they decided that they wanted to spend their lives permanently in Gaucin. They looked around for a plot of land and soon built exactly what they wanted, a house and little guest house in the campo (countryside) but within walking distance of Gaucin. There is such a great atmosphere here and we have all made so many good friends, which has been a bonus. My sister-in-law and her husband bought the original holiday home and all our family loves it here. My father-in-law became unwell, so they have moved back to England for the moment, but desire that other people be allowed to enjoy this wonderful home as they have done.

Fiona Carter purchased this villa in 2004

Why Fiona Carter chose Gaucín

This, to me and my family, is the most perfect place to be. The balance of the coast, just 45 minutes away, with its glamorous designer shops, beaches and other activities and the contrast of the mountains in the beautiful National Parks gives us the best of all worlds. You can be relatively secluded if you so desire, or partake in the numerous Spanish and other activities that seem to always be going on.

What makes this villa unique

The benefit of our property are the views. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the clear spring air, with the wild flowers and eagles flying overhead, and the sound of the goat bells tinkling through the mountain side.

The private pool, parking and access to beaches and countryside really do make El Pindolo the perfect place to spend days, weeks or even months and years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came away to recover from a sad event in our lives, and by the end of our stay we were relaxed and ready to get back to our farm in Cambridgeshire. Many thanks for all your kindness. Andrew and Hilary

We had a great time in Gaucin and can recommend El Pindolito. Everything was clean and comfortable and we will come again. Great fun! Sarah and Jim, Bath, UK

Thank you for making us so welcome. We spent a happy week in the casita and loved the views from the pool. Richard and Charlotte, Stansted, Essex
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Two Basins
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Spa Bath and a sink
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Apart from the 3 bathrooms associated with the bedrooms, there is also a small downstairs room with a toilet and sink..
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is fully fitted with generous wardrobes, bed side cabinets, dressing table, and a king sized bed. There are bedside lights, quality bedding with an electric blanket. There is a full ensuite bathroom with 2 sinks, shower, bath, toilet and bidet. There is a balcony with stunning views out to the castle, mountains and the sea. Bedroom two has a king size bed, along with generous storage. The ensuite bathroom has a sink, toilet, bath/shower (with spa function). There are also stunning views of the castle the sea and mountains. Bedroom three has two single beds, cabinet and an ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and shower.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property was built in 2004 and is well insulated. There is heating by a central gas heater in winter which is not included in the winter price, and two log burners. The electric lighting is excellent throughout this property. Free WiFi is provided. El Pindolo and surroundings are strictly no smoking. Outside: There is a bar with a fridge and sink, as well as a covered dining area. Utility Room: A washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in a separate building. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Shower room, pool and kitchen towels are provided. Bathroom towels are large. Sheets are good quality and a duvet is supplied out of season The property is cleaned between lets but for a small extra charge it can be cleaned when required.


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Private house in the Mountains with pool, bar and much more!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Newcastle upon Tyne

Wonderfull villa with billionaire class views.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa and clearly a fabulously cared for home. As part of our holiday in Spain we spent 3 weeks at this villa with friends getting to know the village and the district and sometimes just settling down with the excellent collection of books.

I am sure we will return.

The local management team are to be thanked for the prompt and friendly help they gave one of our friends with a puncture.

No recommendation is complete without mention of the billionaire class views.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. You are welcome to come back any time you wish - it was a pleasure to have you. My husband and I are also really pleased that you enjoyed your time in El Pindolo, and we totally agree with your comments about the views.
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Villa was beautiful with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic family break, all enjoyed the villa, pool and local area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a great time and enjoyed Gaucin and our house. Thank you also for looking after everything. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Excellent, well-equiped

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with fantastic views.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, and we are so happy that you had a nice time. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay in our house.
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Holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

The villa was out of this world. On top of the mountains with outstanding views. Everything you would need for a good stay was found in the house, I have never had such a collection before. The agents were on hand in case we needed anything. We did not want to leave the place. The locals in Goucin were so friendly everyone greated us as we walked down the streets. I know all your futur tenants will be happy with there choice.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our house, and I thank you for such a lovely review. The people of Gaucin really do help to add to the great atmosphere of the local area... I must also thank you for looking after our property so nicely during your stay. We welcome your return at any time. All the best, Fiona.
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Many bars!
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Many restaurants
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

This area is perfect for bird watching and for walking. We can put you in touch with friends who offer walks or you can join the local walking groups who walk for a few hours each week, but not in the height of summer.

There are many artists in Gaucin who are more than willing to show you their paintings, sculptures, photographs etc.


Beaches are 45 minutes away in a car and Ronda is approximately 40 minutes.

Tarifa, the wind surfers' paradise is just over an hour from here.


Car hire is, in our opinion, essential, to make the most of this beautiful part of the world. The nearest airport is Gibraltar, approximately one hour by car, whilst Malaga is one and a half hours away but offers more options. Further afield are Jerez Airport and Seville Airport.


Ronda is about 40 minutes by car and Granada, Cordoba and Seville are all accessible to visit for the day. Other places of interest are Jerez, to sample the sherry and watch the beautiful horse displays while Casares and Jimena de la Frontera are on the doorstep.

Further Details:

There are plenty of small supermarkets, a butcher, general store, chemist, petrol station, health centre, internet cafe and great places to sit and watch the world go by at tapas bars and restaurants. There is a free tennis court and the large local swimming pool is open in July and August and is worth a visit at a low cost. It has a large grassed area and some shade Ask about local fiestas which take place during the summer season.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking can be made by email or telephone but we would like a 50% deposit paid preferably by electronic transfer. The balance should be paid four weeks before the holiday date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is flexible especially out of season. We ask that you do not arrive before 4 p.m. and that you vacate the property by 11 a.m. on departure day. This gives us time to clean thoroughly before our next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.