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Romantic Moorish tower in Gaucin village with exotic garden & stunning pool.

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Casita Mosaica, nestled in  the scented garden and looking out to the Sierra towards Ronda.
The swimming pool courtyard,Cortes de la Frontera in the far distance and the cork forest around it.
It's possible to make a day trip to Tangier from Casita Mosaica, full details in our house book.
1 of 58Casita Mosaica, nestled in the scented garden and looking out to the Sierra towards Ronda.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
5 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Casa Mosaica Is a very unusual and stunning, Moorish-style property in the vibrant and celebrated hill top village of Gaucin, one of the ‘Pueblos Blancos’ of Andalucia; a pretty, traditional village, with spectacular views to Africa, where donkeys are still working and local festivities are enthusiastically celebrated. Hidden behind an anonymous façade is the private, and surprisingly large Casa Mosaica. Unseen from the busy street, the peaceful scented garden is full of exotic palms, jasmines, bougainvillea, mosaics and fountains; the pretty swimming pool in its own courtyard is just what you long for after the heat and bustle of village life a trip to the Mediterranean coast 29kms away or nearby Ronda. Situated on the Ronda side of the village and easy to find, with parking outside t...Casa Mosaica Is a very unusual and stunning, Moorish-style property in the vibrant and celebrated hill top village of Gaucin, one of the ‘Pueblos Blancos’ of Andalucia; a pretty, traditional village, with spectacular views to Africa, where donkeys are still working and local festivities are enthusiastically celebrated. Hidden behind an anonymous façade is the private, and surprisingly large Casa Mosaica. Unseen from the busy street, the peaceful scented garden is full of exotic palms, jasmines, bougainvillea, mosaics and fountains; the pretty swimming pool in its own courtyard is just what you long for after the heat and bustle of village life a trip to the Mediterranean coast 29kms away or nearby Ronda. Situated on the Ronda side of the village and easy to find, with parking outside the door, Casa Mosaica is perfectly placed for guests to walk to the shops as well as the many restaurants and charming tapas bars in the narrow lanes of Gaucin. Casa Mosaica consists of the self-contained two bedroom 'Casa Mosaica Apartment' on the ground floor of the main building, which is self-catering and sleeps up to 4 adults and a baby, and the owner's flat on the first floor. The swimming pool courtyard and the Moorish garden are shared with the romantic hideaway for two 'Casita Mosaica'. New is the possibility of renting both La Casita and the apartment together to give families a lovely space and privacy, please contact owner for further details. Casa Mosaica is the home of a London based designer who specialises in mosaics and her 2 friendly house cats, Kevin and Geoffrey. As the house name suggests, Casa and Casita Mosaica are filled with a diverse range of uniquely beautiful hand-made mosaics, these along with the antique furniture, Moroccan rugs, lanterns and attention to every detail give Casa Mosaica its distinctive style and uniqueness as a rental property. It is the owners intention for visitors at Casa Mosaica to feel as comfortable and relaxed as they would in their own home, whilst enjoying the sunshine and excitement of a holiday in Andalucia. 'A dream home away from home'. Architecturally inspired by a tower in the Kasbah of Tangier, the self-catering Casita has a very special charm and a wonderful feeling of space and privacy for two people. With it's own entrance from the busy village street it is situated in the shared scented garden and a moments walk from the swimming pool courtyard. A mature palm tree gives shade to the Casita's private patio garden with banquette, table, chairs and sunbeds. Entering through the cedar door the entrance hall has a stunning mosaic floor and opens onto the double height kitchen and dining room; there are doors to the patio for outdoor eating. The comfortable sitting room has a wood-burning stove for cooler weather, fast fiber optic wifi, TV with some European channels, a DVD player and selection of DVDs to borrow as well as audio cables to speakers. The kitchen is fully fitted with a dishwasher and there is also a washing machine for guests use. Upstairs the bedroom has a king size bed (150 x 200cms) and pretty windows looking out over the garden. The sunny bathroom is fitted with a tadelakt bath, and a hand made mirror mosaic in the shower. The terrace at the top of the tower room has a comfortable day bed, a small kitchen and a drinks fridge. Stunning views towards Cortes de la Frontera and the Sierra in one direction and the tiled roofs of Gaucin in the other, it is a magical place to catch the last sun of the day, relax with a bottle of wine or sleep under the stars on a hot July night. The Casita can of course also be rented in the winter months when there are many things to do in the area, like hiking & riding; there is a new and very well equipped gym in the village and there are walking clubs to join and birdwatching. The house can be made very cosy in the winter as there is a wood burning stove with wood provided, central heating morning and night and an electric blanket for the bed. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AAG2729541More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Smoking is not permitted inside the house. The garden and pool area are shared with Casa Mosaica apartment, therefore all guests are asked to be respectful to one and other. There are 2 very friendly and lovely house cats on the premisses, it may not be suitable for guest with bad cat allergies.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Emma C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2011
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

Words are hard to find when trying to describe our experience at the Casita Mosaica to be honest. From the moment we walked through the metal gate to enter the Casita, to the moment we walked out for the last time, it was heaven. It...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank weeyoda
GallaB123, VR Owner at Romantic Moorish tower in Gaucin village with exotic garden & stunning pool., responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Gosh, thank you guys that is So good to hear. I'm truly happy you had a heavenly holiday and I very much look forward to welcoming you back one day and hope to meet you myself next time. Thanks again Emma

Reviewed 8 July 2019

Beautiful casa in a stunning white village, close to restaurants and bars. The shared pool ( with one other family ) is lovely, as are the gardens. We have stayed in 3 other casas in the village but without doubt this was the best. Indeed...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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GallaB123, VR Owner at Romantic Moorish tower in Gaucin village with exotic garden & stunning pool., responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Thank you very much David and Hayley, so glad you enjoyed Casa Mosaica and Gaucin and thank you for your booking for 2020!

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Reviewed 5 May 2019

Casita Mosaica sits on the edge of the mountain town of Gaucin. There are cafes, shops and restaurants within walking distance. The view from the Moorish Tower is breathtakingly beautiful and with a drinks fridge located on the top floor a perfect location for a...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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GallaB123, VR Owner at Romantic Moorish tower in Gaucin village with exotic garden & stunning pool., responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Thank you very much indeed Sarah for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in beautiful Gaucin and at Casa Mosaica and hope to welcome you back one day. I think I mentioned that if you are a larger party (up...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Casita Mosaica. It is a truly stunning property. Such care has been taken in the spacious, light and airy interior design. Every detail has been considered and carefully chosen. The mosaics and art works make it...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank MonicaH1781
GallaB123, VR Owner at Romantic Moorish tower in Gaucin village with exotic garden & stunning pool., responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Monica thank you so much for your kind and thorough review. I'm delighted you appreciated Casa Mosaica and had a relaxing holiday. We'd be very happy to welcome you back any time.

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We spent two terrific weeks at Casita Mosaica. It's simply stunning! Quirky and interesting with everything you need. Beautiful gardens with lemon trees -great for the gin and tonics? The pool is lovely and the village of Gaucin is quiet and peaceful but with 5/6...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 5 July 2017

Thank you very much indeed for your generous review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves, sorry not to meet you this time and hope you come back for another visit one day. Emma

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Casa Mosaica is perfectly placed for guests to walk to all the shops as well as the many restaurants and charming tapas bars in the narrow lanes of Gaucin. A full 'insiders' list of every thing that is good in the area is available for guests in the house. Gaucin is one of the most spectacularly beautiful mountain villages of Andalusia. The location is astounding: white houses ranged along a lofty ridge framed by craggy peaks, vultures and eagles wheeling overhead surrounded by miles of sun dried hills. There are beautiful beaches from 30 mins drive away. Several national parks nearby and walking groups for visitors to join. Horse riding. Nearby cities to visit: Ronda, Tangier, (Morocco). Malaga, Seville, Jerez, Granada.
Getting around
A car is essential. The famous 'Mr. Henderson's Railway' built in 1890 from Algeciras to Ronda passes through Estacion de Gaucin (20 min drive from the town!) and well worth a memorable journey through the gorges of the Sierra de Ronda. Re opening again after a period of closure end of March 2019.
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