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Quality villa with large garden, private pool, WIFI & aircon. RTA.VTAR/CA/00582

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Gaucín - Spacious villa, pool, sleeps 4

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 & cot

Finca Zarita is registered with the Andalucia Tourist Board No. RTA.VTAR/CA/00582/ as required by law. The villa offers an unusually high standard of accommodation with its large, spacious rooms. It is approached by its own drive and is entirely private. The accommodation offers two large en-suite bedrooms, one with a double bed and bath and the other with two single beds, a cot and a shower. Both have large fitted cupboards.

The living room is 10m x 7m with a wood-burner at one end, satellite TV, DVD player, telephone & broadband connection with WIFI. A large picture window overlooks the valley. The well equipped kitchen area is on the west side and includes dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, and electric coffee machine. The utility room is off the living room and has a washing machine, sink, additional WC. French windows lead from the living room on to both the east and south facing terraces. The pool, 8m x 4m is right beside the terrace and there is about half an acre of garden which includes an area shaded by ancient olive trees. There is a brick built BBQ.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Sue Jacoby
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Sue Jacoby

We came out here in 1987 to run natural history holidays which we did for 25 years. We built Finca Zarita to offer high quality accommodation for family and others who enjoy the spectacular scenery, abundant birdlife, prolific wild flowers and peace and quiet of this corner of Europe. We have now returned to England and Zarita is available as short term holiday accommodation. This property is now for sale.

Sue Jacoby purchased this villa in 2003

Why Sue Jacoby chose Ronda area

Location, location, location. Away from it all yet only 1.5km from the convenience of the village which has all the shops you need. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular country in Andalucia and with a water supply from the River Guadiaro which is the only river in southern Spain which has never been known to dry up in summer.

What makes this villa unique

Due to the 300 days of sun throughout the year in this part of Spain and the increasing demise of the planet, in May 2016 this property was converted entirely to solar power with the backup of a generator for use when the system is overloaded or there has been no sun. So there are no electricity bills to pay! We do ask our guests to be mindful that it is a solar system and to operate the heavy use electrical appliances washing machine, dishwasher,etc. during the day rather than at night when there will be no sun to recharge for the batteries.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa lives up to its promise - having done a number of villa holidays we think this is in the top rank. Perfect for relaxation plus enough interesting places to visit. Could easily stay another week without getting bored Mike and Barbara, September 2004.

Finca Zarita - you've been a great place to stay. What a view from the breakfast table! We loved Ronda, travelling by train from Jimena. Whalewatching from Tarifa was fab. We had a great day at Bolonia beach - look out for Roman Ruins.... In all a fantastic couple of weeks. David, Wendy, Joseph (7), Louis (3) August 2004.

Finca Zarita is outstanding and has all the comforts of home. Went across to Tangiers for one day - amazing. A couple of days at two beaches, Bolonia and Tarifa, both with excellent white sand and a day at the Water Park at Algeciras which was great for both adults and children.
Nov 2007
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Quality villa with large garden, private pool, WIFI & aircon. RTA.VTAR/CA/00582
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at Finca Zarita, it is a quiet place in the country side next to Jimena de la Frontera. The garden is children safe, nice swimming pool, gorgeous views on the mountains. The house is cosy and well equipped, especially with solar system that provides ample electricity and hot water. We would gladly come back and recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write a review. So glad you all had a good time and hope to welcome you back another year. Sue
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Fabulous Finca Zarita 5 star holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from another fabulous stay at this beautiful Finca and are pleased to say that yet again we had the most wonderful holiday. Everything you could possibly need is there, from the fully equipped kitchen to towels and toilet rolls! Wonderful lazy days enjoying the pool and the terraces, evenings strolling through the adjoining fields and returning to make use of the large barbeque. The nearby village is friendly with well stocked supermarkets and great bars and restaurants. This was our second stay at Finca Zarita, and it certainly won't be our last. A real home from home, can't wait until next time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Spring Beauty

  • 4 of 5

What a great find! After a bumpy ride, up a rough track, we arrived at the wonderful Finca Zarita where we were greeted by the helpful Julie. The Finca is situated in a rural location and its position takes advantage of stunning views, plenty of outside furniture, bbq, pool and two verandas also capitalise on this. It was immaculately clean. Although some of the fixtures and fittings are becoming a little dated I feel this was reflected in the price and the house really was very well equipped including food items, laundry soaps and towels etc. In fact it really was a home from home and one of the best 'feel' places we have stayed in. If you are into wildlife and birdwatching then I highly recommend this area especially at April and September when the migration takes place. The whole place was full of wild flowers, birds, reptiles and insects also however this area boasts fascinating towns and villages, restaurants, bars and a stunning coastline. Finca Zarita was in a good location to access all of this, a car of course is a necessity. One word of caution walkers beware of footpaths locked and fierce farm dogs! Overall a fab house in a great place, highly recommended for a fantastic holiday in real Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Great that you so enjoyed life in real Spain and our lovely little valley Sue
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Superb villa

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here for Christmas. Beautiful situation overlooking the orange groved valley and wonderfully private. Lots of internal and external space. High quality of furniture and kitchen very well equipped. Chilly nights well catered for with fixed heated panels and the lovely log fire! Local village has a few shops and restaurants. We had a great meal of the day lunch in the Acasias along the road and a beautiful Xmas lunch in the more upmarket, but well priced, Station Restaurant. Drove to the stunning Ronda one day, well worth the journey. Also did horse riding at the Los Lobos Ranch, again recommended. Lots of information on the area and the villa provided. Great villa, great countryside and great people. One of the best holidays!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finca Zarita

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to stay! The villa is clean and modern with everything you need, a beautiful pool and wonderful gardens, the perfect place to get away from it all and totally relax. The village of San Pablo is charming and friendly, and there are so many places to visit if you want a day out. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Finca Zarita is the perfect quiet, away from it all villa.

If you're looking for relaxation, fantastic views, privacy in the Andalucian hills, then this is the place for you.

Its about a 90 minute drive from Malaga airport, but the directions provided are excellent and its very straight forward to get to.

The Villa itself is on its on dirt road with a private drive about 1.5Kms from the village, about a 2 minute drive or a 20 minute walk.

The village itself has several restaurants, all pretty good, but the Station restaurant is exceptionally good.

We spent the week doing nothing but lie round the pool, relax, read books etc., and the villa is perfect for that.

However, if you're looking to do and see more then there are plenty of things do, if you're willing to drive.

For us, the weather was too good to drive, so chilling out was the order of the day and night, and this is a great place to do that.

If you book it, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Gibraltar / Malaga/Jerez
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Las Cachollas
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
San Pablo de Buceite
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
133 Torreguadiaro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Las Cachollas
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Finca Zarita is 1.5km from San Pablo de Buceite, halfway between the 'white villages' of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin and within easy reach of Sotogrande and Ronda. San Pablo adjoins the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, the largest cork oak forest in Europe, which has excellent walking tracks with spectacular views.

This property is entirely private and not overlooked in any way (except by eagles).

Lying directly under the migration route, masses of birds of prey are often seen from the garden in spring and autumn. The area is famous for its spring flowers.

The nearest beach is at Sotogrande, a 30 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaucín, Ronda area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
High Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is Saturday unless other arrangements have been made. Prices include all linen and towels, gas, water, electricity in summer, weekly change of bedlinen, cleaning service before arrival and after departure, general cleaning materials. Please note that we do NOT supply swimming towels. This house is powered by solar energy backed up by a generator for when the weather is poor. Fuel for the generator is charged at cost during the winter months. Please note that the generator is used to recharge the batteries, not to directly power the house, so it will only come on occasionally in bad weather.

A deposit of 25% is charged to confirm a reservation and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaucín in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Sink
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled and have hand-painted basins from Seville, WC and bidet. Bathroom 1 has bath with shower over and Bahroom 2 has walk in shower. Third WC and sink in utility room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fourposter bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin plus 1 cot
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Reservations are confirmed by payment of a deposit of 25% of the total amount. The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival.

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