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Casa Muneca – Home 451159 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Casa Muneca – Home 451159

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 3
  •  min stay varies

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House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Small, delightful, mountain village houses don't get much better than this, and Casa Muñeca which sleeps 3 could not be situated in a more magical place. Located on one of the tangle of old narrow winding streets and lanes that make up the heart of the village, Casa Muñeca is located some midway between the apply named Eagle's Castle (Castillo del Águila) and the village center.

This Gaucín, single story house, cleaned and managed locally, has an abundance of style and immense warmth. Pretty as a picture inside, the house has the distinctive, traditional character of Southern Spain, with terracotta floors, hand-glazed local tiles, soft, relaxing colours and furnishings. For the cooler months an open log fire along with a gas fire and electric heating radiators, combine to give a warm cosy feel. Put simply Casa Muñeca stands out from other Andalucían cottages and combines the spectacular, breathtaking, natural surroundings

Small, delightful, mountain village houses don't get much better than this, and Casa Muñeca which sleeps 3 could not be situated in a more magical place. Located on one of the tangle of old narrow winding streets and lanes that make up the heart of the village, Casa Muñeca is located some midway between the apply named Eagle's Castle (Castillo del Águila) and the village center.

This Gaucín, single story house, cleaned and managed locally, has an abundance of style and immense warmth. Pretty as a picture inside, the house has the distinctive, traditional character of Southern Spain, with terracotta floors, hand-glazed local tiles, soft, relaxing colours and furnishings. For the cooler months an open log fire along with a gas fire and electric heating radiators, combine to give a warm cosy feel. Put simply Casa Muñeca stands out from other Andalucían cottages and combines the spectacular, breathtaking, natural surroundings of this part of inland Andalucía with excellent facilities - the kind of place you'll want to revisit time and time again.

A place where, from the terrace at the rear of Casa Muñeca, it's not unusual to see Eagles soaring overhead. Then looking down over the surrounding countryside towards the coast - over the valley of the Rio Genal, woods of Cork trees and craggy peaks - to see some 50 km distant, Gibraltar and the Mediterranean spread out below like some super sized map and on a clear day you can see beyond Europe over the straits of Gibraltar to Africa and the distant Rift mountains of Morocco.

Look at our reviews and read what previous guests have written about Casa Muñeca.

Location description from owner

The Costa del Sol region

Gaucin is well placed as a touring base for Andalucia. It is thirty kilometres from the town of Ronda on the El Tajo gorge. Ronda is home to the first bullring in Spain, many museums, good shops and decent places to eat. It is a great source of antiques and pottery.

The region now has a good network of European-funded motorways so the cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba are within reach and there are trains from Estaçion Gaucin (Gaucin train station) which connect to all the main cities.


Gaucin has three national parks around it – Sierras de las Nieves, los Alcornocales and Grazalema – so it makes an excellent base for walking. Its sits directly beneath the migration flight path of birds between Europe and North Africa so Spring and Autumn are particularly interesting for the bird life and a local ornithologist arranges half and full day guided tours of the best viewing spots.

The coast is half an hour's drive away with Estepona being the nearest coastal town. We agree with the Rough Guide that Estepona is where the Costa stops and the real Spain begins. You can drive one and a half hours west to Tarifa, a town more North African than Spanish. the ferry goes from here across to Tangiers or you can join windsurfers from around the world on the ten kilometre white sandy – and windy – beach. Continuing west brings you to Europe's largest marshland wildlife sanctuary at Cota Donana, then on to Cadiz and Portugal.
This area of Andalucia is full of interesting, even wonderful, sights – Moorish villages barely changed since the Christian conquest, brilliant ever changing mountain landscapes, fascinating birds, animals, plants and people both proud and courteous.

Gaucin

Gaucin, overlooked by its' ruined Moorish castle rising above sheer cliffs with resident eagles and vultures, it is a village of tiny winding streets with spectacular, sublime panoramic views over a landscape of oaks, cork trees and craggy peaks to the faraway Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. A place from where after dark you can glimpse the lights of the port of Tangier.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We send you comprehensive information on the casa and Gaucin and our helpful housekeeper is on hand to give advice.

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Philip L.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
25 May 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 May 2013. Located in Costa del Sol, it has 29 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £160 to £259.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 May 2017.

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“Beautiful Casa in a Stunning Location”

Reviewed 9 May 2017

The casa has everything you need for a lovely stay, there are stunning views as you walk around the village, we even saw the mule train, and beautiful eagles flying overhead.

“Stunning views in a beautiful village”

Reviewed 4 Dec 2013

I stayed at Casa Muneca for 2 weeks in July of 2013 and loved every minute of it. The house while compact was in a beautiful position high up in the village of Gaucin and from the terrace you could see the rock of Gibraltar and across to the Moroccan coast. The house was very comfortable with a nice open plan living room and kitchen that led out onto a small but perfect terrace. The living room has an open fire place which we didn't need as the weather was just divine, a t.v. dvd player and stereo with a great selection of dvds and books, none of which we used as there were too many other things to do, plus these days everybody has several different devices from iphones to laptops which we all travel with. The village itself is fantastic with great restaurants and a deli run by a lovely English girl that does the Sunday papers, lovely homemade pizzas, desserts, curries etc all for takeaway. There are a few very reasonably priced supermarkets, an atm, bank, post office and a fresh fish market open Tuesday through Saturday . I loved the village the houses are beautiful and very well cared for with narrow little streets and friendly people. It felt very safe and was relatively quiet but not sleepy and boring once the sun went down the place came alive you could hear music and laughter but in the right amounts. I arrived in the village late after flying into Malaga and needed to ask for directions to the house in my very bad Spainish and people were more than helpful. The lady who takes care of the house is Agustina and she is very helpful and kind. It takes about a half an hour to drive to the coast which didn't appeal hugely to me as especially in high season the beaches are packed and you could really be anywhere. The village has a local swimming pool as do the villages surrounding it, there is a hotel with a pool that you pay a nominal amount for the use of and you can also have lunch there. Ronda is a half an hour in the other direction through the mountains which is just a stunning drive, I have to say I preferred the mountains to the coast and the roads are in amazing condition regardless of whether you're in the mountains or on the motorway. Be careful on the main motorway from the airport while being the more direct route the tolls are very high but after saying that the coast road has way too much traffic so I used both depending on my mood. From Gaucin there are so many places to visit, Tarifa, Cadiz, Granada, Ronda to name but a few, I'm really looking forward to returning and would like to try it out in the Winter months to see what it's like and Casa Muneca would be the perfect spot as I can just imagine sitting up in the mountains with a roaring fire and a bottle of wine. I did have one or two negatives, I like to cook and unfortunately the Casa does not have an oven also I stayed for 2 weeks and there is no washing machine and the bedrooms while very functional could do with a lift. There is free wifi in the village but it's too slow so Philip (the owner) made other arrangements for me which worked out great. Philip was great to deal with, we communicated through email as I live overseas and he answered all of my questions promptly, the directions that he provides are spot on and I found the village easy to find even at 11 o clock at night. I will definitely be returning to Casa Muneca as soon as I can.

“Blissful retreat in Andalucian village of Gaucin”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2013

Casa Muneca is a place that you will find it difficult to leave, and one to which you will no doubt want to return to time after time. A delightful welcome from key holder Agusutina who keeps the place spotlessly clean and tidy and who lives close by if you should need help or advice (her English is rather limited, however with smiles and gestures much can be communicated and she loves to hear faltering attempts at Spanish) The house is comfortable & homely, elegantly furnished with many interesting little touches that blend well both old and modern styles of Andalucia, it is well equipped with all that you need for self-catering. We did not need to use the fire as the weather was warm in the evenings, but one can imagine how cosy this would be later in the year or on one of the rare rainy days. Most of our time (including breakfasts) was spent on the spacious veranda that looks out across the village rooftops to the mountains beyond. The views are absolutely stunning; on a clear day one can see the rock of Gibraltar and the distant coast of Africa. From here you can watch Eagles soaring overhead in the clear morning light, spend a pleasant siesta sunbathing or sheltering in the shade, in the evening relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the most wonderful sunsets imaginable, and at night time sit quietly watching the moon rise in the star studded sky. Gaucin itself is such an interesting and friendly village, quite a maze of little streets many of which are steep to climb. It has a great and varied selection of good eating houses/bars, cafes and art/craft gift shops (all within relatively easy walking distance if you are OK with steep streets). There are a couple of Supermarkets for general supplies, although we preferred to shop at the (friendlier) smaller shops to support local trade. There is also a Wholefood shop/Internet cafe at the bottom of the village. It is an artists and writers paradise, a place that leaves one feeling inspired. Gaucin is a fantastic base to explore from; surrounded by stunningly beautiful little white villages tucked away in the mountains, and of course not too far from Ronda which is a real cultural must see/visit. A trip down to the coast is also a nice day out, much of it is rather built up and touristy however there are some smaller places that are still wonderful if you are lucky enough to come across them. All in all Casa Muneca and its location are just perfect for an Andalusian adventure and/or just as a retreat to relax and recuperate from life.

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