Villa in El Gastor, Spain - Peacefull and nature place near El Castor
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About Julio Ríos
Me llamo Julio Ríos, soy el CEO y administrador de ésta vivienda, junto con los propietarios, Eulalia y Mateo, mis padres, quiénes con esfuerzo y paciencia construimos, cuidamos, decoramos y gestionamos desde 0 nuestra propia vivienda rural, El Orgazal, en una preciosa zona de la sierra de Cádiz. Con el paso del tiempo decidimos hospedar a personas de todo el mundo para que tuviesen la oportunidad de disfrutarla tanto como nosotros, así que esperamos darle la bienvenida pronto y trabajaremos para hacer de ésta la mejor de sus estancias :)
Julio Ríos purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Julio Ríos chose El Gastor
Desde que la construimos, hasta el día de hoy, hemos invertido muchísimas horas, experiencias, amor y diversión en El Orgazal. Hace un tiempo decidimos hospedar a personas de todo el mundo para que tuviesen la oportunidad de disfrutarla tanto como nosotros, así que esperamos darle la bienvenida pronto y trabajaremos para hacer de ésta la mejor de sus estancias :)
Check-in: 12:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Ask for it first
Only in dinning room. Never inside the bedrooms
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The villa is located on a hilltop with glorious views of the Sierra de Grazalema and the surrounding countryside. It has fabulous gardens with fruit trees and grape vines, which surround a large pool. Despite other properties in the area, the villa is completely secluded.
Directions were easy to follow (don’t rely on Google, as it does not recognize the exit at the relevant junction). The owners were there to welcome us and show us round.
The villa is well equipped and stocked with everything needed (including a welcome pack). Unlike some properties, there are plenty of essentials: bin bags; washing up liquid; loo paper; bath and pool towels, etc.
There is effective A.C. All the windows have shutters and full mosquito screens, to keep the villa cool and, almost, mosquito free. There are large, shaded terraces for eating and relaxing. If you want sun, the pool area is bathed in it for 12 hours a day (in June).
El Gastor is a 5 minute drive. Probably a 30 minute walk, with a challenging ascent on the return journey. There are plenty of bars/bistros. The Piscina (out the other side of town) and the Posada (on the main road) are both very good.
The other nearby white mountain towns are all well worth visiting.
We had a fantastic fortnight and would wholeheartedly recommend the villa to others.
Peaceful villa with amazing views
This rural villa occupies a secluded hilltop setting in the Sierra de Grazalema. Beautiful sunset views with paragliders and griffon vultures sharing the sky overhead. Mateo, Eulalia and Julio kept good communication and were patient with my rather poor Spanish! The villa is surrounded with well tended and enclosed gardens and grape vines. Access is easy but you will need a hire car with all but the last couple of hundred meters on paved roads. The pool is clean and well maintained and Mateo comes early in the morning a couple of times a week to clean it so as not to disturb you. The villa is comfortable with 3 bedrooms and a good quality bathroom. The blackout shutters are very effective. There is usually a nice breeze in the afternoons but a lack of air conditioning would make sleeping hard in the summer months. The kitchen is well equipped with a large fridge freezer, gas job and countertop oven and the village of El Gastor is just 2 km away and walkable with a good sidewalk provided into town once on the main road. There are 3/4 little supermarkets in the village, bakery, bank, doctors, bars etc, so everything you need. Bigger supermarkets are available in Ronda or Villamartín. We would definitely return. El Gastor is certainly not one of the Pueblos Blancos on the tourist trail, and is very sleepy and authentic. All of the villages are interesting with Zahara, Grazelema and Ronda nearby for sightseeing. Water sports are available at the reservoir and bike hire in Montecorto (Andalucía Cycle Experience) although be warned, there is no flat terrain around here, so the cycling is tough, with 300m climb back to the villa! Thanks guys, we had a great week!
Thank you very much Chris for you review and your stay with us. Brilliant guests. You are more than welcome whenever you want to come back. We appreciate guests like you and hope to have you again here :)
Fabulous property in a fabulous location
Wonderful experience from start to finish.lovely hosts - the property was immaculately clean and well maintained.
The surrounding area is beautiful- El Gastor was such a pretty little place perfect to walk into for a coffee.
Hope to visit again next year.
Thank you very much for your review and your staying with us in El Orgazal. Such an amazing guests. We will be pleased to host you again whenever you want again. Have a nice week and a nice trip back :)
Perfect get away location
we cant wait to return, the location is perfect if you want peace and quiet ,the view from the villa is great, the sunsets where stunning ,a small village a short drive away or a 30 minute walk has everything you need, bars ,Restaurants, small supermarkets ,The owners were very helpful and answered any questions nothing was any trouble for them.
Thank you for your review Chris.
We are opened to welcome you again whenever you want to come back.
Best regards and hope to see you soon again :)
A stunningly beautiful place to relax
We loved our time at this property. The views are magnificent and the setting is quiet and tranquil. The house has fabulous terraces to eat, drink and watch the glorious sunsets. Moreover, it is clean, comfortable, well equipped and and more spacious than the photos would lead you to believe. The pool is enormous, crystal clear and even on the hottest days, cool and refreshing. In fact it was hard to leave the large pool terrace to do anything else! The owners are delightful and keep the house, grounds and pool in excellent condition. The house is easy to access with a number of interesting pueblos blancos nearby. We had a wonderful fortnight here with friends and would highly recommend the property.
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday, Sarah, and many thanks for your recommendation. Eulalia and Mateo
Fantastic pool and views over the mountains. Saw lots of eagles
Really lovely property and pool. The owners were lovely too. We had a great time!
The closest beaches are on the Costa del Sol and the Cadiz coast. They are all approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away by car.
Nearest airports: Jerez (1 hour drive), Seville (1 hour 15 min drive) and Malaga (1 hour 45 min drive)
Car hire is essential.
The villa is just 2.5 kms. from the nearest village of El Gastor and 25 kms. from the famous town of Ronda. Jerez just 1 hour by car, Seville 1 hour 15 mins, Cadiz 1 hour 30 mins and Granada 2 hours 30 mins.
El Gastor has several shops including supermarkets, 2 banks (one with ATM machine), a medical centre, 2 restaurants and several tapas bars