- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Swimming Pool
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Beach within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
Set in the vibrant and romantic hilltop village of Gaucin, Casita Mosaica is a romantic hideaway for two within a suprisingly large, stunning and very unusual Moorish-style property. Come and enjoy peaceful, stylish surroundings, a simple lifestyle and incredible views.
Gaucin is one of the famous ‘pueblos blancos’ of Andalucia, a pretty traditional village where donkeys still work and local festivities are enthusiastically celebrated. And in its midst, perfectly placed yet hidden behind an anonymous façade, is Casita Mosaica, a stunning space which was architecturally inspired by a tower in the Kasbah of Tangier. As you would expect, the casita is filled throughout with beautiful mosaics, not to mention antique furniture, Moroccan rugs and lanterns, and it also boasts stunning views towards Cortes de la Frontera and the Sierra in one direction and the tiled roofs of Gaucin in the other. This is a truly magical spot.
The house is situated on the Ronda side of the village with easy parking outside. The shops, restaurants and charming tapas bars are within easy walking distance. Gaucin 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 Rio Genal valley to Gibraltar and across the Straights into the Rif Mountains of North Africa. Once a major Roman settlement, Gaucin has a fascinating history, and nowadays it is a sanctuary for artists, botanists, bird watchers, hikers and horse riders alike. There are several National Parks nearby, including "Los Alcornocales", the largest and oldest cork forest in Europe, and there are lots of wonderful towns and cities to visit, from Ronda and Jerez, to Sevilla and Granada. Even the coastal city of Tangier, Morocco, is accessible for a day trip, information is supplied in the house book.
The house is 153km from Malaga and its international airport. Gibraltar is also not far away.
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The Casita is remarkably spacious, while made just for two, with a king size bedroom and a sunny bathroom including a shower and a bath. The entrance hall has a stunning mosaic floor and opens into a double height kitchen and dining room and there is a comfortable sitting room with central heating and a wood-burning stove for the cooler months, fast wireless connection, TV with some European channels, audio speakers, a DVD player and a selection of DVDs and novels to borrow. The walls are abundant with local artists` work and a fully detailed house book with all the local information you need to get the most out of the area. 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 Casita has its own entrance from the street, a private patio garden with a banquette, table and chairs and a terrace at the very top with a comfortable day bed, a small kitchen and a drinks fridge. The scented garden, shared with the ground floor apartment, is full of exotic palms, jasmine, bougainvillea, mosaics and fountains, and the swimming pool, set within its own courtyard, is perfection after a hot, dusty day. Please note that the swimming pool is shared with guests from the two bedroom apartment which is part of the Casa on site.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit of 30% on booking. Balance due 6 weeks before arrival. 2018 bookings begin in March. Friday change over day in high season and fairly flexible in low season, please enquire. 2pm arrival, 10am departure. Longer lets may also be available, especially out of season, please enquire.