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A romantic apartment in the heart of Ronda.... Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Description from owner

Description

Santa Cecilia offers stunning accommodation in the heart of Ronda, with fantastic views of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. Furnished to extremely high standards, Santa Cecilia offers:

* Portable Air conditioning * traditional décor & furnishings * a huge roof terrace *

If you or your family or friends are looking for a traditional Spanish home from home - we would like to accommodate your desires. All interior finishing have been completed by a traditional interior designer to offer a feeling of real Spanish culture. The accommodation includes:

* French doors opening onto the balcony – an ideal place to view the street and Plaza Carmen Abela

* A grand private roof terrace - offering stunning views of the local mountain range

* Appliances supplied – why not cook in and eat al fresco

Santa Cecilia has been decorated with a traditional theme and has been equipped with modern appliances so you can enjoy cooking or relaxing in Ronda, one of the oldest

Santa Cecilia offers stunning accommodation in the heart of Ronda, with fantastic views of the Sierra de las Nieves mountains. Furnished to extremely high standards, Santa Cecilia offers:

* Portable Air conditioning * traditional décor & furnishings * a huge roof terrace *

If you or your family or friends are looking for a traditional Spanish home from home - we would like to accommodate your desires. All interior finishing have been completed by a traditional interior designer to offer a feeling of real Spanish culture. The accommodation includes:

* French doors opening onto the balcony – an ideal place to view the street and Plaza Carmen Abela

* A grand private roof terrace - offering stunning views of the local mountain range

* Appliances supplied – why not cook in and eat al fresco

Santa Cecilia has been decorated with a traditional theme and has been equipped with modern appliances so you can enjoy cooking or relaxing in Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain.

The dinning room has been furnished and decorated with a traditional theme in mind. The furniture was hand made by a local carpenter. From the balcony you have the Plaza Carmen Abela, to the right and Calle Santa Cecilia, below. Local tapas, restaurants and bars right on your doorstep. The traditional lounge is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD/CD system. Two easy chairs and sofa allow you to laze whilst watching the latest film.

Further details

* The property is equipped with linen, quilts, pillows and bathroom towels.

* Please take your own beach and poolside towels with you.

* There is a sofa bed at the apartment - suitable for Children.

* The property is cleaned to a very high standard before your visit!

Further details outdoors

Driving and Parking in Ronda

* The nearest paid parking is at the Plaza del Soco

* Details about FREE parking are supplied with your reservation

* The swimming pool is communal and located in the Padre Jesus area (not open off season)

* WiFi internet access is located opposite the apartment

* Internet access (Mi-Fi) at the apartment by request

Location description from owner

The Costa del Sol region

The countryside around Ronda is surprisingly green - so if you enjoy walking then the area around Ronda is great. There are many, "must see" day trips from Ronda:

Granada: Here you can find one of the wonders of Moorish Spain - the fortified palace of the Kings, the Alhambra. Which offers a breathtaking insight into Moorish civilization.

Seville: The bustling capital of Andalusia, offers the largest gothic cathedral in the world - surrounded by the intimate cloisters is the Alcazar Palace.

Cordoba: Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, here you can embrace the remnants of three distinct empires - the Roman bridge, an arch built for Philip II and the La Mezquita.

Cadiz: This ancient sea port claims to be the oldest city in western Europe.

Jerez: The main sherry region is close by - here you can visit a vineyard or one of the famous riding schools.

There are also many, "white villages" in the Serrano De Ronda, which offer an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Beach resorts are about 45 minutes (Marbella) away by car.

Ronda

The place that Earnest Hemingway called, "the most beautiful town in the world", is Rich with history.

Ronda's origin lay in prehistoric times. In its earliest history Ronda was inhabited by the Celts. At about the time of Christ the Romans were the rulers. On the outskirts of the town is the Roman stronghold of Acinipo with its ancient amphitheatre. After the Romans the Arabs brought prosperity, and named it, "Madinat Runda". There are many examples of the Arabic legacy throughout the town.

The bullring is the oldest in Spain and the largest in the World. The famous bullfighter, Francisco Romero, revised the corrida to fight the bull on foot with sword and cape instead of on horseback. His grandson, Pedro Romero, is Spain's most famous and revered matador, killing 5,600 bulls in his lifetime.

The other famous landmark is the New Bridge that crosses, El Tajo. Built during the Catholic period it connects the old city with the new.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • 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

Policies

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

Andrew J
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
21 Jul 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Jan 2011. Located in Costa del Sol, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £299.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jul 2016.

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“Central, convenient, clean, comfortable and cost-effective”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2015

It's not easy to carry out a completely honest review of any business on TripAdvisor without mentioning the bad with the good and that's certainly the case here. So my wife and I have sat down since our return and compiled a simple list of pros and cons for readers to make up their own minds. Pros: * Central location - easy access to the heart of Ronda. * Local shops very convenient - a bakery and a fishmonger right opposite the apartment and three bars (not noisy) in the street. Only had a drink at one of them; it was fine. La Tienda mini-supermarket just two minutes walk away; well stocked with groceries and fresh fruit and veg. * Immaculately clean throughout. * Plenty of fresh towels and bedding. * Kitchen equipment - basic but plentiful. * Combination lock to street and apartment doors - much easier than keys. * Enough loo roll and kitchen roll for a week! * Wonderful roof terrace with stunning views out over the town and out to the mountains and places to find shade at various times during the day; good outdoor furniture. Well placed for unobserved people-watching, too. * Spacious rooms (mostly); bedroom away from street so quieter. * Little flatscreen TV receives quite a few Spanish stations. Wondered why there was a selection of DVDs in the apartment but no sign of a player. Answer: it's built into the TV - slot on the back, but we never tried it. * Wi-Fi via a little cellular gizmo in the hallway. It worked but we were never able to add credit to it, despite following the instructions carefully. 3G worked well in Ronda, however. Don't have 4G phones so can't comment on that. Cons: * Bedroom is small, with no space for bedside tables or lamps. One side of bed is up against wall, so someone draws the short straw and has to crawl into bed; bed so-so for comfort. Ceiling is high, out of proportion to floor area, so feels a bit cell-like tbh. * Power sockets - few and far between. Of the three in the central dining room, two were not working and one of those was hanging off the wall. * Bathroom includes a bidet, but it was not plumbed in, so unusable. * Roll-down shutters a bit dysfunctional - got very dirty making them work; they really are needed to help keep the heat out during daytime. * No hi-fi system with auxiliary input for mp3 playback. Not the end of the world as you are supposed to be out a lot, but always a welcome touch. * No kitchen basics - ie olive oil, pepper, mixed herbs etc. We ended up having to buy these, in minimal quantities and still had loads left over at the end of the week. Luckily our daughter visited us (she lives and works in Spain) so we gave them to her to take home. * Air conditioners. There are two portable units but only one exhaust pipe, so you can only use one at a time. As single pipe units they have to pull outside air into the apartment to provide the exhaust air, greatly reducing their effectiveness. We just ran the one in the bedroom, but really it could not cope. Ideally two-pipe units would be better, split system best. It was very hot in the flat, in a summer that the locals were saying was the hottest in 40 years, with daytime temperatures regularly hitting 38-40 DegC. * Traffic noise and fumes - Calle Santa Cecilia seems to be on a busy part of the town's road system, even though it's ostensibly a quiet little street. Traffic trundles by steadily pretty much all day and well into the night. Inevitably some of the fumes find their way into the apartment if the windows are open and even up to the roof terrace at times. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Ronda - we went out into the countryside in our hire car a lot, but it was great to come back in the evening and have all of Ronda's great cafes, bars and restaurants at our disposal, unlike previous holidays where we've stayed in idyllic pueblos blancos up mountains which have one bar and a part-time shop if you're lucky and it's a 20+ minute drive down hairpin bends to 'civilisation'. This apartment was spacious and for the most part comfortable. We tried to decide what we would do with it if it was ours to make it work better and could only conclude that we would turn the sitting room into the main bedroom, make the the large dining room into a living room/dining area - it's easily big enough - and turn the current main bedroom into a 2nd bedroom. And install split aircon throughout. Disadavantage of this is that the main bedroom would face onto the noisy, fumey street, but the windows could be kept shut with aircon support until the heat had gone out of the day. We found the best way to manage the heat was to keep the roller shutters down (as far as they permitted) during the day and open everything up once the heat had dropped off. Leave everything open all night then close up the next morning before the outside air temperature reached that inside. Private holiday accommodation can often give off a slightly worn, unloved vibe, which can also be part of its charm and No. 9 felt a bit like that: a little bare, some kitchen cupboards not closing properly, dodgy power sockets etc. It wouldn't take much to sort out, however, so maybe the owners will cast an objective eye over it out of season and see what they can do to cheer it up. Estate agents (realtors) have a mantra for property: 'location, location, location' and No. 9 has it in spades for a holiday base in Ronda. We've had our say, now you decide if it's the place for you!

Hi Peter Many thanks for your comments - we have been renting out our apartment for over 10 years and we do receive seem to receive a mixture of, "Marmite comments", guests either love it or hate it. We have considered modernising the old place, but some friends and guests really like the fact they are actually living more like the locals - in a traditional way. I will speak with Marie, who looks after our Spanish property and forward your most appreciated comments. Muchas gracias - Andrew

“April in Ronda”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2015

Excellent location. Directions to location were spot on. Information on sights and ideas to do were very helpful. Had very high winds for three days and was a tad bit drafty in the livingroom. Walk to everything. we were lucky to find a parking spot in our block and did not use the car for 5 days. Owner is very easy to work with.

“Excellent location in the middle of Ronda with plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance”

Reviewed 5 May 2014

Spacious apartment with excellent roof terrace and views. Would suggest a washing machine for longer rental opportunities.

Many thanks for your comments!

“Very pleasant apartment in great location”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2013

This apartment has 1 small bedroom, pleasant sitting & dining rooms, bath, & an adequate sized (and well equipped) kitchen. Clean and light, with comfortable furniture, and a small roof terrace with a view of the top of the church in the casco Antigua. Only 2 blocks off the main pedestrian mall on the "newer" side of old Ronda, & 5 minutes walk to the Puente Nueva, it is close to restaurants, shops & all the tourist sites, plus grocery shops, etc. Didn't need the a/c in Sept, but checked it's utility (there are stand alone units in bedroom & sitting room) - works well but would be somewhat noisy. The only downside was the internet service in the apartment which is based on a mobile phone network and is VERY expensive and glitchy. If you really need net access, go to one of the restaurants with Wi-Fi or to the internet café 3 blocks away. Ronda is a great place to visit & explore and this is a fine base for one's stay! We enjoyed the week there.

Many thanks for your comments - so glad to hear that your visit to Spain from the USA was enjoyable!

“Great value apartment in Beautiful Ronda”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2012

This is a great value apartment. Good location, very close to main pedestrianised shopping street, and just a ten minute stroll to bus and railway stations. Easy walking distance to the gorge, the old town, and the sometimes steep pathways to surrounding countryside. Apartment itself is very spacious, with well equipped kitchen and nice dining room. Basic small video screen which couldn't show TV, but OK for playing music CD's or DVD's. Not pitched at luxury end of market, but very good value for money.

Many thanks for your comments!

“A wonderful stay.”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2011

We loved our stay in this apartment. The location is truly excellent, very near to many of the lively bars in the north of the town, and about a 10 minute walk, at most, from the historical quarter. The local area also benefits from a bakery/convenience store opposite, a rather quiet pub with free WiFi if this is needed, and just down the road is an open air public swimming pool (€3.60 entrance). The roof terrace is also a major plus, offering frankly stunning views of the surrounding Sierra, loungers for lazing about in the sunshine, and a sheltered alcove for a rest from the rays.The uninterrupted heat did mean that the interior of the apartment was on the warm side, but there is an air conditioning unit and fan available to take the edge off. The kitchen had everything we needed for our week long stay, the living space is nicely decorated and everything was spotlessly clean. Being really, really picky, the only thing we would change is the head/fitting on the shower, which seemed intent on bursting water sideways rather than downwards. But this really is a stupidly minor gripe, and certainly not one that would make us think twice about renting this property again, if we should happen by Ronda, in the future. Overall, we had a great time in a stunning location, helped in no small part by this lovely holiday apartment. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you so much.

Many thanks for your comments!

“Our stay in lovely Ronda”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2011

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful, old place. Your apartment was well appointed and comfortable. Its proximity to the various shops, cafes. bars and restaurants was useful. We loved being able to relax on your roof terrace, especially in the evening and take in the views and watch the world go by. Staying in your apartment in the middle of the old town was very enjoyable and everything of interest was within walking distance. Great! We would love to return.

Many thanks for your comments!

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