Amazing views from Vista de Carmen, Gaucin


Entire townhouse hosted by Julia

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Quite frankly, Gaucin is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a classic Andalusian pueblo blanco ("white village") slung like a hammock between two peaks.

You’ll love the stunning views of the Rock of Gibraltar, the Med, and Morocco; the Moorish styling of our house; the pink sunsets; and the eagles, swifts and vultures overhead.

The beach is a 30-minute drive down the smooth new road; the town pool, and great restaurants and tapas bars are just a few minutes’ walk away.

The space
Our house is a three-storey, two-bedroom, two-bathroom town house with a terrace. The entrance hall greets you in classic Moorish style. The bedrooms are on the lower floors to keep them cool in the summer. There is one en-suite bedroom with twin beds/double on the ground floor, and a double bedroom with a family bathroom on the first floor. (There is a third bedroom, but it is currently being used for storage.)

The kitchen, living room and terrace are on the top floor and have breath-taking views. The kitchen is modern and well-equipped, and the whole house was styled and decorated by a professional interior designer.

There is air conditioning available on the top floor for a small additional charge (electricity in Spain is hugely expensive - please ask us about rates if you would like to use it). The same unit provides heating in winter.


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Mountain view
Free on-street parking
Washing machine
Air conditioning
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Where you’ll be

Gaucín, Andalucía, Spain

From our house you look down a beautiful, unspoiled 30-mile valley to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and the Rif mountains in Morocco. (Gibraltar and Jebel Musa in the Rif are what the Greeks thought of as the Pillars of Hercules.)

The village itself is crested by a Roman fort which was expanded by the Moors - with incredible 360-degree views. The Genal Valley is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and you can see why.

Gaucin is one of 15 beautiful pueblos blancos in the Genal Valley - many of which are linked by great walks. Ronda is our nearest large town - 40 minutes drive - with its deservedly famous bridge, old town, bull ring, and beautiful Town Hall Square, great for drinks and people watching, and for the Semana Santa parades.

Sotogrande and Marbella offer seductive glamour on the nearby Costa del Sol - both are under an hour away. Our nearest beaches and chiringuito beach bars are about 35 minutes drive, in and around Estapona and Sabinillas.

The watersport Mecca of Tarifa - with truly stunning beaches is about 90 minutes by car. From here you can catch a boat to Tangiers, arrive in time for lunch, and be back in the village in time for bed.

Bolonia (with a beautiful, windswept beach, sand dunes, and well-preserved Roman ruins explained by a stylish modern visitor's centre) is a couple of miles further on from Tarifa.

Flights arrive at Malaga (90 minutes) or Gibraltar (75 minutes), both of which are definitely worth a visit in their own right.

Cadiz (great seafood) and Sevilla (the wonderful Alcazar and cathedral) are both reachable as day trips - a couple of hours each way, and even better if you stay overnight. You can even catch a train to Granada from Gaucin's station (but you have to drive down the mountain to get to the station).

Our house is in an unspoiled pueblo blanco (white village) in a UNESCO biosphere reserve. It makes a great base for exploring Andalusia, including other pueblos blancos, and the coast.

Most of all, people come to Gaucin for the great hiking, horse-riding, and bird-watching; it is a natural paradise!

Hosted by Julia

  1. Joined in January 2016
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I teach design, and Calum is a writer and speaker on artificial intelligence. Our favourite things are history, hiking, windsurfing, and food, so Gaucin is the perfect place for us! I love Moroccan style, and being so close to North Africa has a strong influence design (and food!) here. The hiking/walking is world-class, easy to access, and unspoiled. There are ruins and caves, castles and alcazars, and lots of museums to visit. We love cooking and local ingredients make cooking at home and eating out a culinary adventure!
I teach design, and Calum is a writer and speaker on artificial intelligence. Our favourite things are history, hiking, windsurfing, and food, so Gaucin is the perfect place for u…


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During your stay

This is our home so if you are in residence we won't be there, but Pilar, our housekeeper, lives locally in the village and can help if needed, and Calum and I are quick to answer by email or phone.

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House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Heights without rails or protection
Smoke alarm

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