El Refugio

rates in Euro per week
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0 - 2 guests
3 - 4 guests
10 Dec 2019
13 Jun 2020
1350
1600
13 Jun 2020
11 Jul 2020
1350
1600
11 Jul 2020
29 Aug 2020
1500
1750
29 Aug 2020
31 Oct 2020
1350
1600
31 Oct 2020
3 May 2021
1350
1600
Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: flexible
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 11.00hrs latest
  • Maximum number of guests: 4. A special rate for a couple only with the use of one of the bedrooms and bathrooms only is available. If only 2 guests wish to use both bedrooms, a surcharge of Euro 100 per week applies.
  • Breakage deposit: Euro 200

El Refugio

A wonderfully private hideaway with pool just outside the village of Gaucin. A spacious and bright home away from home with amazing panoramic views and a  lovely pool at 200m from the lively village.

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Villa description

A wonderfully private hideaway with pool, just outside the village of Gaucin. A spacious and bright home away from home with amazing panoramic views and a  lovely pool at 200m from the lively village.

A private hideaway with pool near Gaucin with panoramic views.

A private hideaway near Gaucin with a lovely pool and panoramic views.

A private hideaway near Gaucin with a lovely pool and panoramic views.

In summer, when they rent their villa out, the owners either travel themselves, or they live in a smaller casita, set aside from the Main House (at app. 50m). All is arranged such as not to disturb your privacy. They have their own access path to the Casita.

A lovely villa with lots of privacy and plenty of spots to relax and cocoon.

A luxury villa with lots of privacy and plenty of spots to relax and cocoon.

A lovely villa with lots of privacy and plenty of spots to relax and cocoon.

The villa has been carefuly designed, to fit in with the Moorish past of the area and still offer all modern comfort. And, of course, such as to enjoy the magnificent views to the max! The views go over the garden, the pool and the rolling hills up to the coastal area and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. On a clear day, you can even see the Rif mountains of Africa.

The views from this villa toward the Mediterranean Sea are breathtaking.

The views from this villa toward the Mediterranean Sea are breathtaking.

The views from this villa toward the Mediterranean Sea are breathtaking.

The house has various terraces, in completely different spots, to enjoy outdoor living to the max. There are terraces for dining, for sunbathing, for meditation, or to have a drink together, relax and enjoy the views. The terrace at the entrance, next to the kitchen, is the most suitable one for an al fresco dinner.

The spacious terraces give ample opportunities for al fresco dining with a view.

The spacious terraces give ample opportunities for al fresco dining with a view.

The spacious terraces give ample opportunities for al fresco dining with a view.

When you drive up to the house you will arrive at a large parking area, just above the villa. You can park your car here and walk the few steps down to the house.

You arrive to a large parking area just above the villa.

You arrive to a large parking area just above the villa.

You arrive to a large parking area just above the villa.

Steps go straight to the kitchen dining terrace. A wider loop leads you to the lower level, through the well kept rock gardens.  The owners have taken great pride in growing many different typical colourful Mediterranean flowers, fragrant herbs and abundantly flowering shrubs.

Steps lead down to the kitchen terrace and through the rock gardens.

Steps lead down to the kitchen terrace and through the rock gardens.

Steps lead down to the kitchen terrace and through the rock gardens.

From the dining terrace, you enter the house into a hallway whichs leads through to the well equipped kitchen. It has all that you need to hustle up a wonderful meal. It has a double sink, large range 5-ring gascooker with oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer and a microwave. There is a filter coffeemachine and you will find an iron and board.

From the kitchen terrace you enter the house into the well-equipped kitchen.

From the kitchen terrace you enter the house into the well-equipped kitchen.

From the kitchen terrace you enter the house into the well-equipped kitchen.

Through the kitchen you enter the spacious and bright living area. It is colourful and inviting. Here you will instantly feel at home. The living area Moorish sofa’s with thick cushions. It has large folding doors; thus indoors and outdoors are seamlessly connected. A patio is situated right in front of the large folding doors to shelter the living area from too much sunshine and keep it naturally cool in summer.

The kitchen leads through to the spacious and bright living area.

The kitchen leads through to the spacious ad bright living area.

The kitchen leads through to the spacious and bright living area.

It is wonderful to open everything up and enjoy the mild breeze, that you will usually have at this fabulous spot.

The living area opens to the pool area and the amazing views.

The living area opens to the pool area and the amazing views!

The living area opens to the pool area and the amazing views.

The patio is a perfect spot to lounge at the pool in the half shade, created by the ‘breza’ on the patio roof.  The generous moon-shaped pool is 10 m at its’ longest point and 2 m wide. A shallow end extends 1.8 m and is 35 cm deep, the remaining 8.2 m is 2 m deep. It has nightlighting.

You can lounge in the sun or have a drink or a meal in the half shade of the patio.

You can lounge in the sun or have a drink or a meal in the half shade of the patio.

You can lounge in the sun or have a drink or a meal in the half shade of the patio.

The situation of this villa is secluded yet not isolated. When you are at the villa, you truly feel like you are all on your own, in the authentic Andalusian campo. Yet, you are near the village and another villa is situated a little bit higher up the hill (app. 200m up, you will pass that villa on your way to El Refugio). Moreover, if the owners are not travelling themselves, they will stay in the nearby Casita, app. 50 m from the Main House.  They are well aware of your need for privacy. On the other hand, if you need any help, they will be happy to assist or advise.

The villa is perched on the hill a bit below the ancient Moorish castle.

The villa is perched on the hill just below the ancient Moorish castle.

The villa is perched on the hill just below the ancient Moorish castle.

A pleasant area is the library, situated above the living area. Apart from many books, you will find a cosy sofa and Satellite TV (with SKY package). It has a DVD player and some DVD’s. The villa offers unlimited Wi-Fi Internet.

Above the living area the library is situated, with a sofa and Sat TV.

Above the living area the library is situated, with a sofa and Sat TV .

Above the living area the library is situated, with a sofa and Sat TV .

The master bedroom is situated in the tower, set a bit apart from the rest of the villa. It has a comfortable double bed. It has large sliding doors opening to a private balcony. Apart from the regular curtains, the windows have net curtains. In summer it is wonderful to sleep with the doors wide open and the net curtains closed to keep an occasional fly or mosquito out (as the area is quite dry, there are not may here).  The views from the master bedroom are as impressive as they can be!

The master bedroom, upstairs in the tower, has glass doors opening to the terrace and the views.

The master bedroom in the tower has glass doors opening to the terrace and the views.

The master bedroom in the tower has glass doors opening to the terrace and the views.

The master bedroom has its’own en-suite shower room. All is decorated with care and is bright and shiny.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

At the ground floor is another good sized double bedroom. This room also has large sliding doors, opening to a balcony. Both rooms have plenty of wardrobes with lots of space for your belongings.

A double/twin bedded room is situated at the ground floor.

A double/twin bedded room is situated at the ground floor.

A double/twin bedded room is situated at the ground floor.

This room also has its own private shower room.

This room also has its own private shower room.

This room also has its own private shower room.

Both shower rooms have a large shower.

Both bathrooms have a large shower. 

Both bathrooms have a large shower.

The areas around the villa invite you to wander at your leisure and enjoy the colours and fragrants, the peace and quiet and the incredible background of the surrounding area.

The gardens are full of colourful Mediterranean flowering plants.

The gardens are full of colourful mediterranean flowering plants.

The gardens are full of colourful mediterranean flowering plants.

The owners have enclosed the rock garden. A door opens to an old path, that leads from the villa directly into town.

A door opens to a path leading directly into town.

A door opens to a path leading directly into town.

A door opens to a path leading directly into town.

The old path is still very authentic. It was once made by hand, and is just wide enough for a donkey to pass. Providing a very romantic walk into town!

This old path is rustic and romantic.

This old path is rustic and romantic!

This old path is rustic and romantic!

Apart from the path, you can of course take the road back up into Gaucin, from where you came upon arrival. Gaucin is a very picturesque white village, and has plenty of bars and restaurants. In mid-summer it might be wise to reserve your table a bit in advance.

The whitewashed village of Gaucin has some shops and plenty of bars and restaurants.

The whitewashed village of Gaucin has some shops and plenty of bars and restaurants.

The whitewashed village of Gaucin has some shops and plenty of bars and restaurants.

Coming from Gaucin, this villa is the last one on the hill. It’s situation guarantees lots of privacy.

The villa is the last house on the hill coming from Gaucin, at 200m from the nearest house.

The villa is the last on the hill coming from Gaucin, at 200m from the nearest house.

The villa is the last on the hill coming from Gaucin, at 200m from the nearest house.

Location
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Location of this villa

This romantic hideaway with pool is located just outside the picturesque whitewashed village of Gaucín in Andalucía. Gaucín has several small local shops and plenty of bars and restaurants.

Airports near this villa

It is a one hour drive and 4 minutes (60.3 km) to the airport of Gibraltar. It is one and 32 minutes drive (120 km) from the villa to the airport of Málaga,  and a bit over two hours to the airports of Jerez and Seville.

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Out and About

Gaucín is a spectacularly beautiful mountain village commanding sweeping views to Gibraltar and the Riff mountains of north Africa. Its magnificent castle dates from the time of the Roman settlement, and was later expanded by the Arabs into a fortress.

The area of the Costa del Sol Interior in Andalucía is famous for its many cultural sites and for its beautiful Natural Parks. The scenery  is stunning (Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Serranía de Ronda, Sierra de las Nieves etc.). It is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird watching.

There are numerous remains of ancient civilizations in the area. Nearby Ronda is famous for its spectacular Puente Nuevo that spans the deep canyon that divides Ronda’s old and ‘new’ quarters, and there are Moorish palaces, Renaissance mansions, and Andalusia’s best preserved Arab baths. Within a 2 hour drive are Seville, Granada and Cordoba.

It is a half an hour drive from the holiday villa to the beaches and golf courses of the Mediterranean coast.

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Guests about this villa

“Gerne kann ich Ihnen mitteilen, dass wir unseren Urlaub genossen haben. Es hat alles einwandfrei geklappt. Freundliche Grüsse,”

Rainer Mössinger, October 2019

Lieber Herr Rainer Mössinger, Recht herzlichen Dank für Ihr Feedback mit Bezug auf die Villa El Refugio. Es freut mich, dass Sie Ihren Urlaub richtig genossen haben und das Sie zufrieden waren über unsere Betreuung. Ich hoffe Sie in der Zukunft nochmals beraten zu können! Gerne bis ein nächstes Mal, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“We had an amazing stay at El Refugio in early September. What a place! We couldn’t have asked for more. The beautiful villa is a perfect distance from town and Jonas and Elizabeth were awesome hosts. We spent most of our time around the pool, but also enjoyed some local hikes and beautiful Gaucin town with it’s selection of restaurants and some great bars. Thanks for such great hospitality Jonas and Elizabeth. See you soon!”

Ben & Kate, September 2019

Thank you so much for your nice feedback! Great to hear that you have enjoyed the villa and the area to the max. Jonas and Elizabeth were very happy to hear this. They do take great pride in their house and try to make the stay as comfortable as possible for their guests. Looking forward to advising you again a next time, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“This 2 bedroom beautiful villa was perfect for us. Spacious, quirky, boho style décor, comfy large beds with soft sheets and an incredible breath taking view -there’s no way anyone could get tired of waking up to that every day. Our 11 year old daughter loved the pool of course, and her own bedroom in the tower. Great little area! The owners Jonas and Elisabeth (who live on site in the their little casita), were always available for any queries. It was still very much a private holiday for us, but knowing they were there was useful! It was a pleasure to get to know them and hear Elisabeth sing in one of the local restaurants in Gaucin the night before we left. Special mention to Deefa the dog, who came to visit us regularly with our permission of course! I’m so delighted I found this property on Vida Rustica. All good wishes,”

Gemma Hamilton, August 2019

Dear Gemma, Thank you so much for your extensive feedback! Great to hear that you have enjoyed the villa and the area to the max. Jonas and Elizabeth will love your review! Looking forward to advising you again a next time, Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


“We have just come back from an incredible week at El Refugio in Gaucín with your two children aged 8&6. The villa had the most incredible setting with views to die for over Gibraltar and the coast of Africa. Our hosts Jonas and Elizabeth had gone to so much trouble to make our stay a memorable one. They recommended restaurants, places to visit and couldn’t have been more accommodating. The house had everything you need for a comfortable stay and is tastefully decorated and really well laid out.  Our experience of booking through Vida Rustica was very efficient and we would definitely recommend them. Such a beautiful part of Spain. Many thanks!”

Kate Medhurst, August 2019

Dear Kate, Thanks so much for your enthusiastic feedback on El Refugio! Great to hear that you had such a good time. Elizabeth and Jonas will be happy to read this. Looking forward to welcoming you again a next time, Maaike, Vida Rustica


“We had a fabulous time at Jonas & Elizabeth’s villa, El Refugio. It is a beautifully-designed house that offers the perfect blend of stunning views, complete privacy and a superb location, being a short walk from the bars, restaurants and shops in pretty Gaucin plus centrally located to drive to many different interesting sites in the area. Jonas and Elizabeth are fantastic hosts, offering a warm welcome and a wealth of information on what to see and do locally. We can’t recommend it enough and hope to be back soon! Best,”

John Vallance, July 2019

Dear John, Good to hear that you have enjoyed your stay to the max. Thank you so much for taking the time to send me your feedback. Jonas and Elizabeth will be very happy with your review. Looking forward to advising you again a next time, Best wishes, Maaike van der Gevel, Vida Rustica


 

Features
  • 2 bedrooms
  • in the countryside
  • near a village
  • village house
  • private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • very private
Notes

Please note that this villa is not suitable for small children; a baby under the age of one year is welcome though.

El Refugio

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