$222 / night
Total guests, Nights

Magical Moorish-style apartment in Gaucin village with pool & exotic garden. – Home 3702867 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Magical Moorish-style apartment in Gaucin village with pool & exotic garden. – Home 3702867

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Casa Mosaica, in the romantic hill top village of Gaucin is situated on the Ronda side of the village, easy to find, with parking outside the door. Casa Mosaica is perfectly situated for guests to walk to the many restaurants, bars and shops in the pretty, narrow, twisting lanes of Gaucin without having to worry about parking.

Totally secret and unseen from the street the magical and 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 or a trip to the coast, 35 mins drive away.

The accommodation consists of a Moorish style, self-contained, self-catering two bedroom, 3 bathroomed apartment on the ground floor of the property. There is a master king size bedroom and a twin bed-room (the beds can be zip and linked to make a king size double) and there is a baby cot and high chair. The swimming pool courtyard and the Moorish garden are shared with Casita Mosaica guests (2 people) which is situated in the garden and has is own entrance. The owner, an English interior decorator and mosaic designer, lives between the UK and Gaucin and keeps 2 friendly house cats on the property. It is possible to rent both La Casita and the apartment together (sleeps up to 7 + a baby cot) to give families more space and privacy, please contact owner for further details.

Once inside the property, the apartment has it's own front door leading off the main entrance hall, a stunning Moorish painted hall/library, a large, bright, open-plan kitchen/dining room and comfortable sitting area equipped with fast fibre optic internet a smart TV with Netflix, audio cables for speaker, guide books on the area. Doors open onto both the garden and shady swimming pool terrace.

Both the master bedroom with en-suite polished plaster bathroom and the twin bedroom (or zip & link King bed) with en-suite shower room have double doors opening onto the swimming pool terrace too. There is a shady outside eating area beside the pool, another in the shade of the garden pergola and sofa and chairs in the garden and of course sun beds beside the pool, with pool towels provided.

Comfortable beds and pillows, good quality linens, antique furniture, rugs and wall hangings, original paintings by local artists, flowers from the garden and good quality towels is what you can expect, as well as hand made mosaics from the Casa Mosaica Studio workshop in most rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped if you enjoy cooking: there is a gas hob, electric oven, and dishwasher. A washing machine, iron, hairdryer and first aid kit are also provided.

Weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday out of season short or long rentals may be available, please enquire.

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. The south side of the village has sweeping views across the Rio Genal valley to Gibraltar and across the Straights into the Rif Mountains of North Africa.

There is plenty to see in surrounding areas, apart from the other pretty "pueblos blancos" in the Serrania de Ronda. Sevilla, the vibrant capital of Andalusia, is a couple of hours' drive away, Ronda, Hemingway's favourite Spanish town, is just 45 min on a beautiful road across the mountains. Granada and “la Alhambra” 3 hours. Costa Del Sol 35mins. Costa de la Luz one hour. Gaucin is 1.30hrs drive from Malaga airport, and 29kms from the coast.

With a population of 2000, Gaucin is perched 626 meters above sea level and has a fascinating history. From the Arab word “strong Rock” , Gaucin was once a major Roman settlement. The Castillo del Aguila (Eagle's Castle) dates from this period and was later used by the Arabs as a fortress, the remnants seen today were built in the 13th century.

The village was once a centre for brandy and tobacco smuggling bandaleros, but these days the centre of the village with its pretty tangle of narrow twisting streets and whitewashed houses is the inspiration for a sizeable artistic community and a combination of traditional Andaluz style and modern amenities. There are several good restaurants and at least 7 delightful tapas bars. The Gaucín Town hall organises many traditional festivals throughout the year which visitors can join in.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Shower, 2 Attached (ensuites)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

Casa Mosaica has been the home of Emma C for 20 years. She is currently (2020) living and working partly in the UK, spending about 6 months in Gaucin. There are 2 friendly house cats, Kevin and Geoffrey and Spanish family who look after the house and garden, and a British maintenance man. If Emma is there she will show you around the property, and more then likely invite you for drinks on her terrace during your stay, otherwise keeping a discreet distance and not using the pool when the property is let. There is a good house book full of useful local information or you can contact Emma before for any special information. If the owner is not in residence an arrangement will be made directly with you for collecting keys.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking is allowed on the outdoor terrace, just not in the house please. There are 2 very friendly house cats on the property, so no other pets please. If guests have friends locally, they are welcome to invite not more then 4 to the Casita and it's private patio area; to use any other area of the garden or pool guests must seek written permission at the time from the owner. There is a full house book in La Casita for guests to seek local information and details on how the house works best.


About the owner

Emma C.

Tourist License

Calendar last updated:
24 Sep 2021
Years listed:
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Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish





22 reviews

Very Good

“Brilliant holiday”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2021

The best holiday I’ve ever had with heated pool in a unique Spanish town overlooking the mountains!!

“Absolutely Fabulous!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2020

Casa Mosaica is so special, you can't even imagine it! It is an oasis! The design and attention to detail is second to none! It has a feeling of great comfort and style. Our stay was far too … More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your generous review, it's so good to have positive feedback, (especially this year) as it is our intention for guests to have the best holiday possible at Casa Mosaica. You were great guests, we will welcome you back anytime.

“Christmas Stay”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2020

We had previously stayed in the ‘Casita’ earlier in the year and enjoyed it immensely which led us onto booking a 4-week Christmas stay at the ‘Casa’. Both the ‘Casita… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Gaucín is easy to fall in love with. I am delighted you had such a good Christmas and New Year holiday and that you found Casa Mosaica so comfortable. You and your friends were perfect guests and we look forward to welcoming you back any time.

“A Stunning Retreat in the Andalucian Mountains”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2019

We loved our 6 night stay in the Casita. It felt magical waking each morning in this Moroccan inspired property, displaying the finest detailed ornamental tile work, created by the owner’s own h… More

Response from the owner Thank you Jennie for your kind and thoughtful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Casita Mosaica, the mosaics, the garden and the view. We are looking forward to your return visit at Christmas and will be interesting to see how you find the difference between May and December in Gaucin.

“Beautiful Moorish Retreat”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2018

Wow! What a place! This place is absolutely beautiful, peaceful and so relaxing. If you are into moorish design, paradise gardens within a lovely Spanish mountain pueblos blanco, yet close to the coa… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your holiday, and it was a pleasure meeting you. You have described exactly what I'd hoped guests would feel when renting both the Casa and La Casita together......privacy and relaxation in a Moorish inspired environment with the bustle of lovely Gaucin just over the wall. Thanks again and hope to see you back one day.

“Definitely the best place we have ever stayed in”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2018

The accomodation was definitely the best we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail throughout was absolutely fantastic and it felt luxurious. The mosaic decoration throughout was stunning. There is nothing that I could fault whatsoever. We used both the garden and the poolside terrace and each of them provided a wonderful relaxing place to sit, eat dinner and drink wine. The cats Geoffrey and Kevin were very friendly and were always pleased to see us. The village is very picturesque and we enjoyed walking around in the cooler periods of the day. There are some lovely restaurants to eat in and we would often have a glass of wine by the fountain in the evening. Although it is quite far away, there is a very large Carrefour in Estepona which has the largest fresh fish counter I have ever seen - it's definitey worth going to see it.

Response from the owner Anne, thank you so much for your glowing review. It makes me very happy when guests enjoy and appreciate Casa Mosaica as much as we do. I hope very much I’ll see you again. Emma

“Perfect romantic hideaway”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2018

We are just returning from a week in Emma’s gorgeous casita and what a week it was. It is so tastefully decorated and has everything you could think of in terms of facilities (and a few things w… More

Response from the owner Thanks so much Lindsey, I'm so glad you had a great holiday and I really appreciate you taking the trouble to post such a nice review. Emma

“Third visit and probably not the last”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2017

Another super relaxing time; reading, enjoying the sun and strolling into town for a drink or some food. Emma’s properties, both the Casa and the Casita, are real homes from home. It is the type… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much indeed for your kind review, and brilliant photo! Hope to see you in 2018. Emma

“A magical oasis”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2017

This was our eighth visit to Gaucin but the first time we have stayed at Casa Mosaica and I wish we had discovered it earlier. It is a true oasis in the heart of the village, close to all amenities an… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much indeed for your generous review.

“The best place in Gaucin”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2017

Behind high walls in the more modern and unassuming part of Gaucin, near the Ronda road, lies a big surprise...Casa Mosaica. Its two-bedroom apartment is the ground-floor part of the big house, making… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review, I greatly appreciate what you have said and hope to welcome you another time to Casa Mosaica. PS I remembered to bring the blue top back to London this time, so let me know if you are in town in September.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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