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Marleen Pieper

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
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Moroccan Themed Magical Villa With Breathtaking Pool

3 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Ronda area Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Surrounded by breath-taking scenery with a view of the ancient floodlit Moorish Castle in Gaucin, Finca Devina is spaciously arranged around a beautiful courtyard. All the rooms contain the owner’s collection of art, antiques and Moroccan artifacts. The villa contains a luxury amount of living space, as well inside in the house as outside in the gardens and the terraces. All your needs will be met with daily housekeeping, options to have your meals cooked for you and possibilities for yoga, massage and other health therapies.

A unique feature of Finca Devina is its spectacular infinity swimming pool which uses non-chlorinated water and is powered solar heating. For those of you that have children, it is a gated pool.

Approached via a typically rustic track, the atmosphere is of a remote retreat, yet within ten minutes walk from the famous 'pueblo blanco' Gaucin.

This villa contains the best of both worlds: the beauty of rural Spain, yet the bustle of the Spanish coast within 30 KM

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marleen Pieper (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch

Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Moroccan Themed Magical Villa With Breathtaking Pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
4

A wonderful villa to end our journey in Andalusia

  • 4 of 5

The villa was more than we hoped it would be. The location is nice and quiet, the view is stunning and the rooms are wonderful. The villa was clean and very well maintained, Victoria, the manager, is very kind and our children liked her a lot.

We have visited Gaucin a few times, enjoyed tapas, especially the tapas at Zorro, we've been to Ronda, beautiful, and stayed in the villa for the most days, just relaxing.

We have had a few colder days and then the villa is a bit difficult to heat and the pool is cold, but when the sun shines it al warms quickly.

I would recommend a stay at this villa, our children, 2 and 4 years old, loved the stay in the villa and the pool, and because the pool is fenced, this villa was ideal for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The house, grounds, & pool are fantastic, beautiful and immaculately maintained. The staff is incredibly attentive and fantastic in every way. Everything is well decorated, clean, comfortable -- perfect. It's really like being home with a great collection of books to choose from!

We stayed in a "full" house of 12 (including two teens and two kids) but there was so much room in the living areas, outdoor seating, terraces, patios, courtyard & pool that there was always an area where you were able to be completely alone with your book and your rioja/sangria,

Every bedroom and bath was in great shape and condition and the kitchen was a dream to cook breakfasts, a few lunches and a couple of dinners for the whole group. Several markets are close by in Gaucin and will likely have everything that you will likely need. Further away are some other larger markets that will have imported foods if you must have something from another country's staples.

We were told that the breezy and windy conditions for a few days of our stay were uncommon but even without them, I could not ever imagine needing air conditioning as the nights were beautiful with plenty of fresh air throughout the house and its numerous windows and screen doors. The stars over the pool were amazing (even with a full moon – 2013’s Super Moon -- for part of our stay)!

We spent a few days just exploring Gaucin (the castle, the park/mirador and the shops and artists) and spending time in Gaucin was a delight. Day trips to Ronda and the beach were easy too. We had arrived from a couple of nights in Grenada and departed to a couple of nights in Sevilla and Malaga but all of them would have also been able to have been day trips if you had wanted to put in the driving time by car.

Certainly try the great restaurants nearby too, we tried to find smaller more local haunts - in Gaucin, we enjoyed La Parrilla del Pilar, Casa Antonia, and La Taberna Del Zorro, and we also found, on A-369 near Benarraba, Meson Mirador de la Sierra which held a great family run restaurant - You won't get to enjoy Spain reaching the Confederations Cup Final with them but I'm sure there will be some futbol on their televisions to enjoy!)

As the last reviewer said, the website pics & descriptions don't even do justice - Finca Avedin is even better in real life. We'd love to be back now!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review Kevin. We're glad you've had such a great time.
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5

Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. All the bedrooms are fantastic as are the bathrooms. It is very clean and comfortable. We love this house and have been three years in a row and hope to go every summer. Finca Avedin is even better in the flesh than its website description.

It is great for kids aswell as the pool area has a large door which can be closed securely.

The staff are friendly and attentive.

Perfect holiday rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gaucin
Nearest Ferry
66 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Costa del Sol
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
El Colmenar (estacion de Gaucin)
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Costa del Sol
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gaucin
Nearest Ski
330 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Costa del Sol
Car: necessary

Finca Devina is located in Gaucin, a spectacularly beautiful Andalcian mountain village commanding sweeping views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. The village is situated against the looming dark backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range where, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy an Impressionist paint palette of color: brilliant brush strokes of red poppies, yellow mimosa, wild orchids, tempered by the cool green of olive groves and occasional splash of pale pink almond blossom.

The center of the village is a tangle of narrow, twisting streets and was once a haven for brandy and tobacco smugglers who traveled through the surrounding hills. Up until recently, most houses had no running water and one light bulb. A far cry from the refurbished houses today which boast every mod con.

Gaucin offers a good amount of restaurants and tapas bars. There are many artists living in the village and art courses are tutored locally. Two riding stables are located just outside the village, and guided walks, longer treks, nature trails and bird watching expeditions and horse riding are also organized.

Tennis courts and a large municipal swimming pool are popular in the summer month.

Vibrant and monumental cities:

Finca Devina is centrally located for trips to the impressive Andalucian cities of Seville, Granada, Malaga, Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz. Ronda is only a 45 minutes drive. Ronda is situated in a very mountainous area about 750 m above mean sea level. The Guadalevín River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep, 100 plus meters deep El Tajo canyon upon which the city perches. Visit the impressive Puente Nuevo and admire the views or have a look around in the oldest bullring of Spain.

Festivals:

The cultural life of Gaucín is rich and plentiful. Traditional processions and feria’s take place in August and September while the Semana Santa (Easter week) shows Spanish tradition in its full glory.

Bird watching

Surrounded by national parks (Sierra de las Nieves, Grazalema and Los Alcornocales) this area is a true delight for nature lovers, walkers and bird watchers. Gaucín is a major point for migrating birds, crossing the strait of Gibraltar on their way to Africa. One can spot many varieties of raptors, nightingales, partridges, quails, martins, and more. Just outside of Gaucin on the way to Ronda, there’s a view point (el mirador de Africa) where you have a 360 degree view over the surrounding countryside. This is a great place for spotting birds.

Golf:

The Costa del Sol is literally swamped with golf courses, the famous Valderrama course only being an hour away. Unsurprisingly the unofficial name of this part of Spain is the Costa del Golf.

A day at the beach:

Finca Devina is only 30 minutes away from the bustling Costa del Sol. Drive another half an hour and you’re in surfing paradise Tarifa and the beautiful, unspoilt Costa de la Luz. The most beautiful beach of Andalucia is only one hour and twenties minutes away from your villa: Bolonia is a hidden gem on the Costa de la Luz. It constitutes a very impressive dune area. At the same time you can profit to visit the roman ruins of Baleo Claudia. On the Costa del Sol there are plenty coastal resorts with excellent beaches and cozy chiringitos where sardines are barbecued on the beach.

The Los Alcornocales nature reserve:

It is the largest, oldest and greatest forest in Europe, covering over 168.000 hectares. It is a remnant of the great forest that covered the whole of Spain. Deer, wild boar, Spanish ibex, foxes, wild cats, mongeese, porcupines are to be found in the forest, and much of the flora is unique to the region.

Daytrip to Africa:

From Gaucin you can easily make a day trip to Tangers. The ferry from Tarifa to Tangers only takes half an hour. Wander around the tiny streets of the Medina and the Kasbah, visit the spice market, indulge in typical Moroccan food and enjoy a cup of mint tea.

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Rates & Availability

Gaucin Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May + June + July
May 21 2016 - Jul 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,021
 
 
August
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,747
 
 
September + October
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,021
 

Additional information about rental rates

From 3,600 Euros per week
Rates include simple supper on night of arrival and 4 hours per day housekeeping .

All towels and linen provided with; towels changed mid-week and bed-linen weekly. Lau

There is a further en-suite double room at a supplement of 510 euros net per week available providing the total occupancy does not exceed 12 persons.

Cook service for lunch and/or dinner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ronda area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Each en suite bedroom opens onto a terrace. There are three mobile air-conditioning units in the house.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The terraced gardens are very well maintained all year round and contain palms, pomegranate, oranges and figs, as well as roses and bougainvillaea cascading down the different levels. The solar heated freshwater infinity swimming pool is an exceptional feature of this villa. The swimming pool area is gated and contains besides the pool itself a pool-house with fridge, changing room and shower room, deck chairs and a table tennis table. The pool is chemical free with the added benefit of solar heating which during winter months will raise the overall temperature by a few degrees. There is also a Jacuzzi spa for five people. Our villa is well equipped with all the luxuries and comforts one would expect from a holiday villa of this quality. Throughout the villa and its surrounding gardens the atmosphere is wonderfully relaxed and private. We're able to provide full service and catering according to your wishes.

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