Unique 2 bedroom Moorish-style Apartment with swimming pool and exotic garden in Gaucín village, Andalucia, Spain
- Village / Rural
- Swimming Pool
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Other rental properties on site
Set in the vibrant and romantic hilltop village of Gaucin in Andalucia, Casa Mosaica is a stunning and very unusual Moorish-style property where you can enjoy peaceful surroundings, a simple lifestyle and incredible views towards Africa. An ideal place for families, couples or singles looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in Spain.
Gaucín is one of the famous ‘pueblos blancos’ of Andalucia, an extremely pretty traditional, friendly village where donkeys are still working and local festivities enthusiastically celebrated. And in its midst, perfectly placed in the village yet hidden behind an anonymous façade, is the very stylish Casa Mosaica, a haven of tranquillity, set in a stunning exotic garden. Designed and owned by a decorator who specialises in mosaics, the apartment is on the ground floor of the house and, as you would expect, it is filled throughout with beautiful hand-made mosaics, not to mention antique furniture, Moroccan rugs and lanterns, all of which create a stunning, warm, welcoming and unique character. This is the perfect place in which to escape and relax while you enjoy the many delights of Gaucín and discover sunny Andalucia or an ideally comfortable base to return to after hiking and exploring the local area in low season. Aside from the 2 bedroom Apartment, there is also a 1 bedroom Casita in the garden. Both properties can be rented together for a great private family holiday home, sleeping up to 6+ a baby. Please enquire for availability and price.
Casa Mosaica is situated on the Ronda side of the village, with shops, excellent restaurants and charming tapas bars within a short walk. Gaucín is one of the most spectacularly beautiful mountain villages of Andalucia, characterised by white houses, craggy peaks, vultures and eagles overhead and miles of sun dried hills. To the north are the weathered limestone formations of the Serrania de Ronda, and to the south you can see across the beautiful Rio Genal valley to Gibraltar and across the Straights into the Rif Mountains of North Africa. Once a major Roman settlement, Gaucín has a fascinating history, and nowadays it is a traditional Andalucian village and sanctuary for artists, botanists, bird watchers, hikers and horse riders alike. Gaucín has a lot to offer various types of holiday makers; the coast and it’s nearest beach, beach-clubs, golf courses and markets ect. is only a short drive away while up in the mountains there are several National Parks nearby, including "Los Alcornocales", the largest and oldest cork forest in Europe, and many wonderful towns, villages and cities to visit, from Ronda, Jerez, Arcos de La Frontera and Sevilla and even the costal city of Tangier in Morocco is accessible for a day trip.
The house is 153km from Malaga and its international airport. Gibraltar is also not far away.
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A few moments walk away
A few moments walk away
The ground floor apartment has two bedrooms – a master bedroom (double king size bed) with en-suite "polished plaster" bathroom and a second shower-room in the hall. Bedroom 2 has twin beds (or zip and link to create a super king size bed) with en-suite shower room. A baby cot and high chair are also available for guests with a young child. Good quality linens and towels including swimming towels, guest soap and hairdryer are supplied to help with packing as well as a washing machine. There is a private entrance from the street and inside you will find a library with hand painted Moroccan double doors that lead into the bright, open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. The kitchen is well equipped and the sitting room is kitted out with fast fibre optic wifi, TV with some European channels, audio speakers, a DVD player and a selection of DVDs. There are 2 friendly house cats on the property who sometimes like to come and say hello, which might make it unsuitable for anyone with a severe cat allergy.
The bedrooms and kitchen have doors opening out onto the private raised swimming pool terrace with big mosaic table and a couple of steps down to the pool with it’s comfy sunbeds. There are also doors from the sitting-room directly out into the garden with a nice seating area just outside and another table and chairs in the jasmine covered pergola. The scented garden, is full of exotic palms, jasmines, bougainvilleas, 2 mosaic fountains and a lovely water lily pond with gold fish, the garden lights up romantically at night. The pool which is set in its own courtyard, is perfection after a hot, dusty day or late at night in high summer: Please note that the swimming pool and parts of the garden are shared with a maximum of 2 guests in the casita which is also on site. Both properties can be rented together for a totally private villa sleeping up to 7 + a baby, please contact us for further details.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit of 30% on booking. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings begin in April. Saturday change over day in high season, 2pm arrival, 10am departure. Minimum stay 7 nights and 4 in low season when we can be more flexible on change over day. Longer stays in low season are available, please enquire.