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Bedrooms 4
Space 9,149 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Large Country house with Indoor Spa comprising heated pool, jacuzzi and sauna

Down a winding country track, past the gate keeper's cottage into the 24 acre estate - up the hill and through the electric gates and there lies the finca: a grand retreat beneath the Ronda mountains, with views to the distant Mediterraneam. Blissfully private, with bags of space, its sprawling, low-lying buildings rise up the hillside in gentle steps: you get a lot of house for your money. Inside is designer smart in creams, taupes and golds, ceilings are lofty and beamed, floors gleam beneath fine rugs, sofas are vast and modern art dots walls and glass-topped tables. Bedrooms have a restrained luxury and a smart rustic style: cool tiles, wrought-iron sconces, shuttered windows.

You enter the finca through impressive, antique, double doors into a spacious L shaped split level entrance hall leading you into the Salon.

This beamed, dual aspected room with its high ceiling is delightful in summer with doors opening onto the dining terrace and cozy in winter with its large wood burning fire. A few steps lead from the seating area to the elevated dining table and into the country style kitchen which boasts all the modern appliances together with a La Canche range and separate larder space.

From the kitchen a door leads to a large utility area containing laundry, ironing room, boot room, two wine stores, small office and storage area.

Just off the dining area is the separate Library with inbuilt TV providing a delightful cozy space to read or watch TV.

All four bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite. All guest bedrooms are of good size and charmingly decorated. All have access to outside balconies or terraces.

The master bedroom is a delightfully large airy space with beamed apex ceiling. The log fire creating a romantic, cozy space on cool nights. The separate dressing room features antique courtyard doors cleverly concealing the fitted wardrobe space. The en-suite bathroom provides country style luxury with the large shower, double basins, generous bath and hand made tiles.

Leading off the entrance hall the finca has a real • WOW Factor • with Its own INDOOR SPA comprising a 13m x 3m heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, sound system and shower. So whatever the weather you can enjoy a refreshing swim, a relaxing jacuzzi or a soothing sauna.

Beyond the large outside dining terrace with fabulous glass pyramid ceiling, to the charming poolside bar with log burner, to the swimming pool wrapping itself around the delightful mirador and the incredible panoramic views, Finca de Palmero delivers the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining.

Beyond the large outside dining terrace with fabulous glass pyramid ceiling, to the charming poolside bar with log burner, to the swimming pool wrapping itself around the delightful mirador and the incredible panoramic views, Finca de Palmero delivers the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining.

The spacious salon leads out to a swimming pool that wraps itself around a Mirador overlooking the bar, which allows you to live the outdoor lifestyle to the full. The terraced dining area makes a cosy yet elegant entertaining space.

This is a finca with a real “ WOW Factor ” having its own indoor spa area. Enjoy a swim whatever the weather in our fabulous 13m by 3m heated pool, or have a refreshing jacuzzi or relaxing sauna.

The finca is packed with features that makes life in the campo as comfortable and relaxing as possible with extras such as a 50 inch satellite TV with english channels, Xbox 360 Kinetic and games, WiFi internet connection and a DVD player.

Children are very welcome as are babies. We have 2 cots, a child´s size bed, 2 high chairs, a baby bath and sterilizer. If under 12 they must be supervised when swimming because both pools are unfenced. All the bedrooms have fans and mosquito netting on windows. For cooler months there is warm air heating throughout the finca as well as a wood burner in the salon and an open fire in the master bedroom. In the summer there is a cool air system throughout the finca.

Our staff are there on site to help you enjoy yourselves and to make sure everything goes smoothly. Their cottage is separate from the finca and they are very aware that your privacy is important but it is reassuring to know, should you need help, that they are there to assist you.

Masses of space to relax in at this swish, sprawling and very exclusive finca. Enjoy your favourite cocktail at our cosy pool side bar listening to your choice of music. Later, watch the amazing sunsets from the poolside bar.

Chill out, relax and enjoy the tranquillity by being surrounded by nothing more than the Ronda mountains & oak trees Enjoy the aromas of the stone terraced herb garden with its fabulous moon gate or walk to the folly and watch the sun go down with a glass of something cold.

More Details
Registration Number : Nº RTA: VTAR/MA/1216

Jane Powell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send an email to thank you all for such an awesome stay. The Finca was exactly what we expected and more. Sara was marvelous, and her food fantastic. We had such a great time, in very large part because of the fabulous facility. And the views! Oh my! Thank you again for everything.
Jul 2016
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Gaucín Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9149 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Master Bathroom- his and her wash basins, bidet, toilet, inset bath and large separate shower with thermostatic shower valve, two hot water radiators. Guest bathroom 2- wash basin, large Moroccan style bath with combination bath/shower and thermostatic shower valve, bidet, toilet and hot water radiator. Guest bathroom 3- wash basin, bidet, toilet, inset bath c/w shower, separate large shower with thermostatic shower valve and hot water radiator. Guest bathroom 4- wash basin, bidet, toilet, separate large shower with thermostatic shower valve and hot water radiator.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms sleeps 8. Master Bedroom has a beamed ceiling, a King Size 4 poster bed, an open log fireplace and TV + DVD/CD player. There is also a separate dressing room (could be used as a bedroom for a baby or young child). Guest Bedroom 1 has King Size double bed and walk in dressing room. Guest Bedroom 2 has twin beds and wardrobe and terrace. Guest Bedroom 3 has a double bed and fitted wardrobe and terrace.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Salon: A double height living room with wood burner and sound system. TV/Snug TV/Library having bookcase with built in 50” Satellite TV + DVD player + Xbox 360 Kinetic play station. Large cd & dvd collection Kitchen: 5 ring stove, combination/microwave oven, further double oven. Large fridge/ freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, wall mounted TV, single and double sinks Utility Room: There is a separate Laundry Room which has a washing machine, tumble drier and separate sink. Ironing Room: Ironing board, steam iron. Outside Bar: With toilet and shower, fridge, freezer, kitchenette, log burner and CD player Indoor Spa Area: With 13m x 3m heated (28ºC) swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, shower and audio system Mirador: Seats 10 comfortably and for an afternoon siesta the 2 sofas double up as day beds .


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Mercer Island, WA


  • 5 of 5

Best VRBO property we've ever stayed in! So very relaxing, and so much space. The pool was perfect, and sunset dinners ended each day exploring Andalucia. Making a wonderful property even better, was Gloria, who was our guide, chef, housekeeper and friend. Greeted with a beautiful bouquet, an overflowing basket of fruit and Champaign, we felt at home instantly. So very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your holiday. John, Jane & Gloria
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A holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This was the best holiday we have ever had because the villa is just perfect. It is beautifully presented with superb facilities and lots of space. The outside terrace is wonderful and the 'mirador' is a heavenly place to sit and relax on hot evenings and look out across the valley to the sea. It is in the heart of the countryside and is incredibly peaceful and relaxing and yet not far from beautiful Ronda or the coast. The villa has a stunning outside pool and bar and an amazing indoor lap pool, sauna and spa pool. All the bedrooms/bathrooms are top class and the beds themselves so comfortable. We were looked after so well. This was a real find and we highly recommend it - you will not be disappointed. We will definitely return as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Finca de Palmero. Lovely villa itself and amazing views. Nice to have such luxuries like the wine cellar and indoor pool and jacuzzi.

We had fun exploring the area ( even though Mummy Humphries not keen on cliff roads and steep drops). Gaucin has a nice climb up to the castle and Ronda has an original bull ring and lovely photo opportunities.

Enjoyed many raucous games of table tennis and had a fantastic tapas/paella meal cooked in the villa by Sara, beautiful seafood and stuffed peppers!

Ian Wiltshire 31st August to 7th September 2013

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Londres, Royaume-uni

Another amazing week !!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at la Finca and as last year we spent a wonderful and so relaxing week ; we have been able to enjoy the house and the outdoor facilities thanks to a perfect weather and had all our dinners outside. The house is still delight to live in and we enjoyed so much Sarah's cooking and new ice cream recipes ! All family was so happy to see you and Ian again . Many thanks Jane and John for your warm welcome ; we hope we will be able to come for a third time next year !!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house & region exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Wow – It’s been a while since a vacation really exceeded my expectations. My extended family met at Finca de Palmero for 2 weeks in early June. The house was set-up well for us with the bedrooms separate providing quiet, private space yet plenty of shared space for all of us, especially the kids, to enjoy together. The whole property is fenced-in which was a huge bonus with the kids. It allowed us to relax while the kids were out exploring b/c we knew they couldn’t leave the property. And there was plenty for the kids to explore with goats and alpacas behind the house and lizards running around everywhere. The children loved the outdoor pool and the adults loved the fact that we could enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner at the outdoor table and still see the kids in the pool. The indoor pool served us well on the one day that it rained and my husband did use it several evenings for swimming laps. But let me cut to the chase, the reason we were really able to relax (with 4 kids under 5 years of age) was because of Craig & Catherine. The breakfast and house-keeping included with the house rental was a great bonus. We loved the meal option as well. This was a great luxury that I think we opted to have 7 of our 14 nights. The food was delicious with lots of fresh herbs from the garden and saved us several trips to the supermarket. In previous villa rentals (Italy) I thought the option to use a cook was cost prohibitive, but here it was fairly priced. Our adventures away from the house included Granada (overnight), Seville, Mijas, the beach at San Luis de Sabinilla and the white washed mountain towns of Gaucin, Ronda and Casares. We enjoyed it all. Additionally the owners, Jane & John had us over for dinner at their home which was such great fun. It was difficult to return home after being spoiled for 2 weeks. I hope to see the Finca again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
El Hacho - Gaucin
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Heriza
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Welcome to the Real Spain. Nestling 2,000 feet above sea level is the charming, whitewashed village of Gaucín.

The village, with its narrow medieval streets and narrow alleyways, lined by tall terraced houses overlooking the Genal valley and sheltered by the Sierra del Hacho mountain (Axe Mountain), is the jewell in the Pueblo Blanco's (white villages) crown. Gaucín is the gateway to the Serrania de Ronda.

The views are spectacular, reaching down to the coast and beyond to the Riff Mountains of Morocco. Many of the visitors who come to Gaucín return and many buy homes in and around the village to enjoy the Spanish country charm.

Besides providing the country pursuits of bird watching, there are walks to suit all abilities, ranging from to 1 to 6 hours. The area includes the two valleys of the rivers Guadiaro and Genal as far as Ronda.

Patrick, your guide, has acquired extensive knowledge the locality as the result of 20 years walking in the area.

You can buy his book “Walks around Gaucin” from Amazon.

If you want to go horse riding you have a choice nearby of two “Riding Fun in the Sun” and “Ride Andalucia”. Best if you book ahead. Closed in August.


Yoga: Nina. Also massage by appointment - email us for details

Pilates: contact Ali

Municipal Tennis Court: Open to the public. No booking required.

Gaucín is but 45 minutes away from sandy beaches & numerous golf courses. From a day trip to Morocco to skiing in the Sierra Nevada Gaucín has something to offer everyone.

From Gaucin you can visit Ronda, Saville,

Marbella, Málaga, Jerez and Gibraltar or the white villages lining the road to Ronda.

For wine lovers go to Ronda - there are several good wine growers there and yes, Gaucin boasts an excellent "bodega". Owned by Rickard Enkvist the fruits of Rickard`s labours have materialized into the production of Sueños, (Dreams) the aptly named award-winning red wine grown and cultivated in the breathtaking setting of the hilltops of Gaucin. From Finca de Palmero the bodega is a 5 minute drive away.

The village itself has everything you may need, bank (with ATMs), a supermarket, 2 children's play grounds, a bodega (wine shop), restaurants, tapas bars, a petrol station and medical centre.  Málaga airport is less than 90 minutes away.  Gibraltar airport is about 45 minutes drive.

Finca de Palmero is an oasis of peace & calm sitting in 24 acres of ancient oaks, carobs & olives just 7 km from the village. It's a great place to chill out.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $587.47

Finca de Palmero is rented on a self catering basis. Rental rates are for the property per week in Euros. Please note there are no extra charges for heating the house or swimming pools. ARRIVAL IS NO EARLIER THAN 4 P.M AND DEPARTURE IS NO LATER THAN

Payment by bank transfer please. First payment due is a 30 % non-refundable deposit. We recommend that you take out insurance against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. Balance due 28 days before holiday arrival date. Please note that there will be a cash deposit of 500 euros payable on arrival to cover any damage during your stay.This will be returned to you upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.