El Secreto del Moro

rates in Euro per week
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0 - 2 guests
3 - 8 guests
12 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017
1150
1790
16 Dec 2017
6 Jan 2018
1350
1980
6 Jan 2018
24 Mar 2018
1250
1850
24 Mar 2018
26 May 2018
1350
2080
26 May 2018
30 Jun 2018
1500
2200
30 Jun 2018
1 Sep 2018
3150
3150
1 Sep 2018
3 Nov 2018
1350
2080
3 Nov 2018
22 Dec 2018
1250
1850
Important information
  • Rental period: one week
  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Check-in: between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs; check-out: 11.00hrs latest
  • Maximum number of guests: 2 or 8. Rates based on one bedroom per two guests.
  • Breakage deposit: Euro 500

El Secreto del Moro

A very private luxury villa with stunning views at the edge of the Serranía de Ronda, perched on a hill. The most seductively peaceful and relaxing setting imaginable.

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Villa description

El Secreto del Moro is a luxury villa with stunning views, situated on its own 30.000 m2 large hill. The location and size of the land guarantee total privacy. Amazing views are opening to all sides: nearby to the garden, into the lovely valley around the house, and then into the far distance, where the Riff mountains of Africa border the deep blue Mediterranean sea. Its location gives ample opportunity to explore the many cultural sites and Natural Parks in the area.

The location and size of the land guarantee total privacy.

A luxury villa with stunning views overlooking the wooded hills up all the way up to the Mediterranean.

A luxury villa with stunning views overlooking the wooded hills up all the way up to the Mediterranean.

The terraced garden around the villa has palm trees, fragrant herbs, Mediterranean shrubs and flowering plants. The old farmland surrounding the garden has olive, fig and pine trees and even some cork oaks. You feel as if many miles away from civilisation, yet is it only a couple of minutes by car to the lively whitewashed village of Gaucín.

The views from its terraces and from the pool are stunning.

A generous walk-in pool with stunning views.

A generous walk-in pool with stunning views.

At this luxury villa with stunning views every detail is extraordinarily beautiful…the organic shape of the gorgeous walk-in pool, the fragrant smell of the herbs, the bright colours of the Mediterranean flowers…and again the marvelous views.

There is plenty of space to enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine or relax in the cool shade.

There is plenty of space to enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine or relax in the cool shade.

There is plenty of space to enjoy the warm Andalusian sunshine or relax in the cool shade.

The organic shaped pool is large, crystal clear and inviting.

The organic shaped pool is large, crystal clear and inviting.

The organic shaped pool is large, crystal clear and inviting.

This luxury villa with stunning views has been carefully designed. Both light, colours and space have been used to the max to create this pleasant home.

The villa is a mixture of modern architecture with warm authentic details.

Both light, colours and space have been used to the max to create this pleasant home.

Both light, colours and space have been used to the max to create this pleasant home.

The open gallery has stairs leading down to the living and dining area and to two bedrooms. The living area has comfortable couches and a welcoming open fire. There is a large panoramic flat screen, to leisurely watch the satellite TV or a DVD, and a B&O music system.

All is bright and airy.

The double height living area has an atmosphere of space and serenity.

The double height living area has an atmosphere of space and serenity.

The dining table seats eight; it is a great place to dine on an occasionally colder night, with a view on the cosy log fire. In winter, central heating provides a comfortable warmth.

Every single detail of luxury and comfort has been considered.

The pretty wooden dining table is cleverly placed in front of the open fire.

The pretty wooden dining table is cleverly placed in front of the open fire.

Large sliding doors lead out to the huge front terrace with comfortable furniture and spectacular views.

Double doors open from the living room to a wide covered terrace looking upon wonderful countryside.

Double doors open from the living room to a wide covered terrace looking upon wonderful countryside.

The stairs leading up to the master bedroom are a feature in itself, both from design, as from decoration.

All blends perfectly together.

The gallery above the living area is delightfully decorated.

The gallery above the living area is delightfully decorated.

The wall painting reminds one of ancient Greek mythology.

Greek mythology, antiques and artifacts...

Greek mythology, antiques and artifacts…

At the other end of the galley lies the well equipped kitchen. It offers a 5-ring gas hob, oven, microwave, big fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

The fully fitted kitchen is a joy for the discerning cook.

The fully fitted kitchen is a joy for the discerning cook.

From the kitchen large sliding doors lead out onto an shaded terrace overlooking the pool area below. It has a table seating six and a large grill for cooking. Stairs lead from here to the downstairs terrace and the pool.

This is a perfect place for al fresco dining.

Next to the kitchen is an idyllic terrace for al fresco dining.

Next to the kitchen is an idyllic terrace for al fresco dining.

At the other end of the gallery a corridor leads to the bedrooms.

A corridor leads to the bedrooms.

A corridor leads to the bedrooms.

The master bedroom has a king size double bed, fitted wardrobes and a sofa. The master bedroom and the other two upstairs bedrooms have air-conditioning.

Doors open to a balcony with a view of the valley.

The master bedroom has a massive bed and double doors opening to the terrace and the views.

The master bedroom has a massive bed and double doors opening to the terrace and the views.

The en-suite bathroom in rich marble is of Italian design. It has a basin, large walk-in shower and toilet.

The en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower is tiled with exclusive Italian marble.

The en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower is tiled with exclusive Italian marble.

On the ground floor is a bedroom with romantic good sized double bed, and another bedroom with twin beds. These bedrooms share a bathroom with a walk-in shower. At the lower floor is another double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom has a double bed and bright coloursetting.

The second bedroom has a double bed and bright coloursetting.

The third bedroom has twin beds; all bedrooms have double doors opening to the views.

The third bedroom has twin beds; all bedrooms have double doors opening to the views.

This luxury villa with stunning views is the ideal retreat for a family or group of friends, and is also very comfortable for smaller groups or a couple who like to have lots of space and privacy.

The most seductively peaceful and relaxing setting imaginable.

The most seductively peaceful and relaxing setting imaginable.

The most seductively peaceful and relaxing setting imaginable.

It is a lovely place to enjoy the Andalusian sun at one of the terraces, or near the pool, but also perfect as a base from where to explore the south of Spain with its intriguing cultural heritage, picturesque white villages and of course its many tapas bars.

The views from the villa are amazing.

The views from the villa are amazing.

The views from the villa are amazing.

Location
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Location of this villa

This luxury villa with stunning views is located at 3,2 km, a 10 minutes drive from the picturesque whitewashed village of Gaucín. This pretty vilaage has several small local shops and plenty of bars and restaurants. It is 28 km, a 40 minutes drive to the golf course of Cortesin. It is 28 km, a 37 minutes drive to the beach at Manilva.

 

Airports near this villa

It is a one hour drive from this luxury villa with stunning viewsto the airport of Gibraltar. It is one and a half hour 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

“Had the most amazing time in the beautiful El Secreto del Moro, couldn’t ask for a more beautiful house in a spectacular setting. The villa was both luxurious and welcoming with amazing views all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. A get away from it all holiday and will be remembered for years to come. I didn’t want to leave!”

‎Jean Shaw,‎ September 2016

El Secreto del Moro pool by Jean Shaw, September 2016

El Secreto del Moro pool by Jean Shaw, September 2016

Hi Jean, Good to hear that you have really enjoyed your stay at El Secreto del Moro. Views don’t come much better than the ones at El Secreto del Moro indeed…Will be happy to advise you again a next time! Maaike van der Gevel


“We had a wonderful stay; the house was perfect and had everything we needed. We certainly didn’t want to leave! Beny was helpful and punctual.  Can’t really think of anything to improve it; perhaps if there was a little less shade in the pool area the pool could be 2-3 degrees warmer . Otherwise perfect and we are missing that view terribly.
Thank you for your fantastic organisation; we will definitely look at your site in the future. Best wishes, “

Claire Munday, September 2016

Dear Claire, How good to hear that you have enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for your feedback. I have forwarded your remark to the owner;, they will do some pruning around the pool area. Looking forward to advising you a next time! Maaike, Vida Rustica


“Der Urlaub war wunderschön, nicht nur, aber auch wegen des traumhaften Hauses. Wir haben dieses sehr genossen und es ließ keine Wünsche übrig. Das einzige worüber wir uns geärgert haben war, dass wir nur zwei Wochen gebucht hatten. Ich hatte schon sehr oft Urlaub in Ferienhäusern gemacht, aber dieses Haus übertraf sie alle!!!
Als einzige Empfehlung für zukünftige Urlauber würde ich ein Allrad-Mietauto empfehlen. Wir hatten einen Seat Ibiza, was zwar auch ging, allerdings ist der Feldweg bei diesem Haus doch lange und ein solches Auto tut sich sehr schwer. Die Investition in einen Allrad würde man sicherlich nicht bereuen.
Ansonsten perfekt, der Pool, das Haus, die Terrassen, die Landschaft … Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße, Sie werden bestimmt wieder von mir hören!”

Alexandra Ganter Ullmann, July 2016


“We hebben het erg goed gehad, geluk gehad met het weer en El Secreto was een erg fijn huis. Als er iets kleins mis ging (waterdruk was een keer weg) dan loste Beni het direct op, top beheerder/aardige vent! Ik denk dat we er volgend jaar in mei weer zijn (Andalusië), want het bevalt ons erg goed in die tijd, waarschijnlijk wel weer een ander huis voor de afwisseling, al beviel het erg goed bij El Secreto. Vond de omgeving ook wat authentieker als de kust en dat is precies wat we zoeken (altijd tegenstrijdig als je zelf toerist bent om iets zonder toeristen te zoeken ). Groeten, hasta la proxima ! “

Bas de Klerk, mei 2016

Hallo Bas ( en Nicole nauurlijk), Leuk dat jullie zo enthousiast zijn over El Secreto! Fijn dat jullie weer genoten hebben. Je hoeft je er niet voor te schamen hoor: ik denk dat de meest van mijn gasten niet naar een plek willen waar veel toeristen zitten…:) Voor volgend jaar heb ik al wel weer een leuk idee… voor de afwiseling. Graag weer tot een volgende keer. Hartelijke groet, Maaike, Vida Rustica


“Danke! Es war alles in Ordnung und es hat uns gut gefallen. Die Organsisation hat gut geklappt, es gab keine Probleme. Mit freundlichen Grüßen,”

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas W. Kraus, April 2016


“We had a fantastic time at El Secreto del Moro, it was as good as we hoped it would be if not better. Everything we needed was there – I can’t think of any suggestions or comments on how to make it better.
Please pass on our thanks to the owners – they have an amazing house and have provided everything for a very relaxing holiday. I’m not sure yet what we are doing about holidays next year but if we decide to come back to Andalucia we will definitely look at the Vida Rustica website again. Kind regards,”

Joanna and Derick Rodier, September 2015


“Wij hebben ruim een week in El Secreto del Moro doorbracht en het was echt fantastisch. Maaike van Vida Rustica had alles heel goed geregeld en voorbereid en altijd even vriendelijk. Het huis was ook geweldig. Maaike wij komen zeker een x bij je terug. Complimenten !!!! Ga zo door. Het huis was een paradijsje en zullen we niet snel vergeten. We zochten rust en dat hebben we gekregen. Fantastisch wat een uitzicht en wat een sfeer. Aanrader !!!”

Ellen Sakko en Ivo Akkermans, June 2015

Hallo Ellen en Ivo, Wat heerlijk dat jullie zo enorm van dit paradijsje genoten hebben! Dank voor je Facebook post, dat vonden we erg leuk. En voor de complimenten…Ik word er bijna verlegen van…Graag weer tot een volgende keer! Maaike,  Vida Rustica


“Just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday at Finca Serena and enjoyed being there very much.  The house is magnificent and the many places to spend time on the terraces and in the house were a delight, with all the differing and amazing views. The only issue we would raise is the barbeque. We did not use it as we felt it was rusty and not even remotely clean. Otherwise we had a lovely time so please pass on our thanks to the owners. Finally a special mention for Benny who was really helpful and is such a nice person! Special thanks to him too. Best regards,”

Laurie and Ann Richards, June 2015

Dear Lawrence and Ann, Good to hear that you have had a lovely time! The bbq is an issue. It is an expensive gas barbeque (some Euro 600) and everyone likes to use it –  but not to clean it! To do this afterwards in the few hours the maids have, is quite a job. I have discussed it with the owners though, and we may have found a way to still get this done properly. Then at least the next guests will be able to enjoy bbq-ing again! We will pass on your kind words to Beny, he will be proud! Thanks for your feedback, and looking forward to arranging your holiday for you again netxt time. Best wishes, Maaike, Vida Rustica


Features
  • 4 bedrooms
  • in the countryside
  • near a village
  • near the sea
  • near golf courses
  • private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • air-conditioning
  • very private
  • full size pool
Notes

Please note that the villa offers air-conditioning in all bedrooms but the one downstairs, which stays naturally rather cool.

El Secreto del Moro

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