Apartment | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Panoramic Vista is made up of two villas with two standalone apartments in each. La Casa Caduceus and Casa de Flores can be found in the tranquil village of Gaucin in Andalucia, about 25 minutes drive from the South Coast of Spain. The houses are next door to each other so we can accommodate from 2 to 14 people. Casa de Flores has a lovely cooling plunge pool.
Both La Casa Caduceus and Casa de Flores are situated near the hub of the village and have uninterrupted views to the South Coast. Gaucin has a great deal to offer a visitor from stunning scenery and fantastic walks to top class restaurants and lively tapas bars. With breathtaking views to the Mediterranean and The Rif Mountains in Morocco this is a place of peace and relaxation. It can also be used as a base to explore the beauty of Andalucia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sabinillas 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga International Airport 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
All 4 apartments can be rented separately or together.
There is shared use of a washing machine.
All linen and bath towels are provided.
Cots available on request.
Fuel for log-burners not provided but can be arranged.
We have a friendly, helpful local manager who can help you with anything you need.
The Andalucia region
The Mediterranean is generally very clean and there are some fantastic beaches in between Estapona and Sabinillas about 30 mins drive away. The beach directly down from the village in Sabinillas is very clean and has cafes and bars along the promenade. Many like to swim at Porta Dugasa. The more rural beaches on the West coast are only 1 hours drive.
For a wilder beach experience then the Atlantic coast a few miles past Tarifa is where they hold the kite surfing championships. The beaches are stunning and there are some fantastic little beach side tapas bars for food and refreshments. It is a bit of a drive (about 1 hour) but well worth it.
Gaucin is in easy driving distance of the historic town of Ronda (about 40 mins). Ronda is famous for its spectacular gorge and the largest bull ring in Europe. Tarifa is great for shopping and hanging out in juice bars. Gibraltar has a wonderful museum of Gibraltian cave life 30,000 years ago. In ancient times Gibraltar was known as Calpe. The mountain opposite was Abyla. Calpe and Abyla were the two pillars of Hercules.
Jerez is about 2 hours away for sherry bodegas and the riding school. The drive to Grazelema via El Colmenar, then through the Cork forests of the National Park and through Ubrique is lovely, as is the drive from Estapona to Algatocin via *Las Penas Balncas. Near Cortes de la Frontera there is the Palaeolithic decorated cave, Cueva de la Pileta and a tiny Visgoth church cut into rock in the orchard.
To visit The Alhambra Palace at Granada it is advised to pre-book tickets up to two days in advance. This allows you to arrive comfortably in the early afternoon. Tel. (0034) 958 22 5409 fax. 958 22 8075. It takes about 2hrs 45mins to get to Granada but the Palace is exquisite.
Morocco can be visited on a day trip or for a short stay. A organised tour can be arranged in various places in Sabinillas or Algeciras or can be arranged independently.
The village is dominated by the Castillo Del Aguilla, which dates back to pre-Arabic times. You can explore the castle or take fantastic walks along old smugglers' routes. Local caves with Palaeolithic painting add interest and excitement to a day out. If the active lifestyle is not to your fancy why not take some time out and book a massage with one of the local therapists or take a dip at the nearby healing Roman baths. Gaucin is also famous for its artists, drawn by the scope for inspiration.
To round off a unique holiday treat yourself to tapas in the square or top cuisine in one of the fantastic restaurants within minutes of the houses. Eating out in Spain is the common way and can be extremely cheap. Breakfast is served in the Tapas bars marked, from about 9am. Lunch starts at 2pm but Tapas is put out from about 12 noon. In the village, Paco Pepes does big plates of raciones (larger plates than tapas but a similar principal). You can have massive prawns or wonderful meatballs with chips and salad on the side and a carafe of wine and it won’t break the bank.
There are local shops in the village providing most things you’ll need from organic fruit and veg to a well stocked pharmacy. There is also a covered market on week day mornings. A hypermarket right at the very north end of Estapona promenade / beach makes a nice trip. Their fish display is unimaginable. Old Rioja wines are found there at very good prices and their dry Spanish champagne is very popular. Estapona market is Wednesday am and has lovely ceramics, good shoes, spices and a medicinal stall. There is a Sol supermarket in Sabinillas and Carrefour in Estapona.
There are some wonderful walks around Gaucin, so take a guide or join the village hiking club. Fishing in the local Genial River is free, but you need a permit to fish in the national parks. Gaucín is also a major point for the transit of migratory birds. Full-time dwellers include many varieties of raptors, nightingales, partridge and quail, martins, doves, carpenter birds, etc.
There are numerous golf courses towards the costa, one of the nearest is at La Duquesa about 30 minutes away. For details of this and other courses in the area see www.teeggolf.com/home/courses.
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10 Jun 2013
"Fantastic holiday with great traditional Spanish feel."
These apartments are just perfect nestled in the mountains. We felt cool inside but roasted when out in the sun. The apartments are so well equipped it felt like a home from home. We lived shopping at… More
7 Jun 2013
"A holiday that ticked all the boxes."
We came here for a week as an extended family. There were 12 of us, ranging from 70 years to 5. It could not have suited our varying needs better.There was a separate, quiet apartment for the grandpar… More
7 Jun 2013
"Fantastic apartments in stunning location"
I've stayed here twice (in 2 different apartments) and it's been wonderful. The view alone from the balconies is amazing - on a clear day you can see Gibraltar. The rooms are spacious and ai… More
5 Jun 2013
"stunning property in a beautiful part of the world"
I have stayed twice with in this particular rental in Gaucin. Both times with family and my young son. the property is spacious and well furnished with a traditional theme. the first time we stayed th… More
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