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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
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 c...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. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: #.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
No Parties or events allowed
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Philip L
Hosting since May 2013
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe send you comprehensive information on the casa and Gaucin and our helpful housekeeper is on hand to give advice.

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Reviews (33)
Seaside51661501824
Seaside51661501824
1 contribution
Perfect - More than expected
We have recently returned after 8 days in this charming house and were much-taken with the ambiance of this very special house and its interesting interior. The house was as described and illustrated on the internet site, but the overall impression is that it surpasses its online image in many, many aspects. The house is centrally located on a traffic free narrow lane, within an easy walk of the main facilities of the village with its many good bars and some excellent restaurants. We have stayed in Gaucín several times previously and were left wounding why we had not chosen to stay in this property before as it offered all we could have asked for. Communication with the owner was first class and the charming Agustina, who looks after the house, was on hand to answer any questions we had. Gaucín, with its somewhat higgledy-piggledy system of narrow roads and the remnants of an Arab castle, is an attractive village, that still retains many echoes of an earlier time, with friendly locals and the occasional sight of pack mules carrying goods. Still a working village with locals easily outnumber visitors, Gaucín is none-the-less quiet urbane, possibly due to a number of cosmopolitan expats that live in the village and the surrounding area, supporting the local economy throughout the year. We are always stuck by the overall greenness of this area of Andalucía and although we took a couple walks in the relative coolness of the early morning, we disregarded our plans to further explore the area in favour of relaxing on the terrace of the house listening to the faint sounds of the countryside wafting up from below and looking down over miles of countryside to the Med and through the heat haze of midsummer, an occasion glimpse of mountains in distant Africa. Just before writing the above we booked to return again next year.
Visited July 2019
Written August 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tatiana d
Tatiana d
Malaga, Spain4 contributions
A real Gem, simply stunning
Philip's casa is a real gem! It's perfectly positioned in the gorgeous village of Gaucin with lovely views from the terrace. The interior is lovely, clearly having been put together with love and taste! Philip (and Agustina, who looks after the everyday needs of guests) were both very nice and easily contactable. It was early January when I was there and hence a little chilly but they gave me ample firewood and between that and the gas and electric heating, I was nice and warm. I would heartily recommend this house to anyone wanting to see this part of Andalusia and intend to return in the future. Thanks, Philip!
Visited January 2019
Written February 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

caroline2001
caroline2001
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Enchanting, nicely furnished and well equipped
We were captivated by this lovely house; it had all we needed and more. The terrace with its far reaching views tempts you to linger, testing your plan to do other things. The house is exactly as shown in the photographs and its description on the site is accurate (albeit, even a little understated). Casa Muneca is in an excellent location off a pedestrianised street, but close to the village centre with its bars, restaurants and shops. Everything was perfectly taken care of by Philip, the owner, and Agustina, the local housekeeper. We have visited Gaucin previously and recommend both the house and village to people who love peace and quiet in a beautiful mountain village that has good bars and some nice upmarket restaurants.
Visited September 2018
Written September 20, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charlotte B
Charlotte B
5 contributions
Perfect
I stayed here for the past week with my friend. This house is just perfect! The views are amazing, the space is fab and we both loved it! We both felt extremely comfortable there and are already looking forward to booking again for next year, only for longer!
Visited August 2018
Written August 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GoPlaces773432
GoPlaces773432
A cosy, beautiful and well equipped cottage -
The position the Casa is well placed with quick and easy access to the centre of the village. We found access to most places of interest such as ,The Castle, and Bars, Restaurants and Supermarkets and Grocers wiTh.in easy reach. We had a Train journey to Ronda which was scenic and spectacular and the station was accessible via the local taxi.
Visited May 2018
Written May 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GlobeTrotting554123
GlobeTrotting554123
Lefkimi, Greece1 contribution
Lovely cottage full of character, in a beautiful hill top village.
The cottage is in a beautiful situation, great for walking, and there are walking guide books of the area in the cottage. Close to Ronda which is well worth a visit. The cottage is well equipped and has everything required for a visit. The terrace is lovely and sunny, with a beautiful outlook, perfect for sunbathing, as it is sheltered. There is a small supermarket round the corner, which has everything needed.
Visited February 2018
Written February 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LoveLichfield
LoveLichfield
Lichfield, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great character property in Gaucin
For those who want a taste of the real Spain, Casa Muneca in Gaucin is an ideal property. Good value, very well equipped, comfortable, with wonderful views from the sun terrace across to the mountains and to Gibraltar to the south west. It is very well situated in a quiet lane (traffic free) within a very short walking distance of good restaurants, taverns and a small supermarket. Free parking is within a short walk. Gaucin is a typical Spanish/Moorish whitewashed village and well placed for visiting (by car) Ronda, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz and Gibraltar as well as the coast which is about 40 minutes drive. We would recommend this property.
Visited September 2017
Written October 20, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Exploration549141
Exploration549141
1 contribution
Great house, good location!
Casa Muneca was delightful, well equipped kitchen, bath, nice terrace and view. Easy to get to market, restaurants. Perfect vacation getaway!
Visited August 2017
Written August 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tjh235
tjh235
2 contributions
Beautiful Casa in a Stunning Location
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.
Visited May 2017
Written May 9, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kevin B
Kevin B
Woodstock, United Kingdom4 contributions
Restful place with wonderful views
Perched near the top of a hillside overlooking a very deep valley, Casa Muneca offers super views over mountains, valleys, forest and farmland. The facilities of the house are first class, wanting for very little in a village that offers all you need for a rural holiday. If there's one piece of advice - in hiring a car, make sure its small as the streets in Gaucin are not generous
Visited April 2017
Written April 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided

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About the neighbourhood
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.
Access
Car required
How to get there
By CAR From Malaga Airport, Exit the airport, follow road signed Cadiz A-7 taking up the right hand lane as you pass the SanMiguel brewery remain in the right hand lane and follow the sign Torremolinos N-340 Cadiz after 4 km take up the right hand lane following the road signed E-15 A-7 Benalmadena Algerciras. At exit km 214 there is choice of remaing on the E-15 AP-7 (signed Marbella Algercias) which then becomes a toll road or alternativly taking the busy A-7 costal road (signed Fungerolia Marbella Algerciras).If you remain on the E-15 AP-7 toll road - which is recomended at busy times - remain on until Exit 142.. At this point proceed to road A-377 signed Manilva and Casares. After the toll booth take the 2nd main exit at the roundabout, signed Casares, remain on the A-377 until you reach Gaucín. You should note that driving up the road to Gaucín some caution should be taken as the road is steep with a number of sharp bends. Full instructions on driving to Casa Muñeca are sent to clients. By TRAIN If traveling to Gaucin station from other parts of Spain, you should note that although called 'Gaucin' the station is actually 11 km away in the hamlet of El Colmenar. There are no taxis at El Colmenar, so before you arrive you should book a Gaucin taxi. If you require the 'phone number just contact me after booking
Activities nearby
Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
For Late Autumn, Winter and Early Spring lettings €5 of Firewood is supplied per night with additional firewood available to purchase at cost in €10 or €15 loads

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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Muneca

Casa Muneca is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Casa Muneca has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Casa Muneca has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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UPDATED 2024 - Casa Muneca - Holiday Rental in Gaucin - Tripadvisor