"We have stayed at Jack & Rosie”s wonderful home , 3 times and have just Re booked again
Words cannot describe how breathtaking the whole experience is
I highly recommend the villa and I can assure you , once you go your will get the love bug for Gaucin and the beauty that’s around"
/ Clare Hocking-Okell
"I can't believe only a week ago we arrived back from our beautiful holiday at Villa Bella Vista , and WOW what a place! We were welcomed by the owner Jack, who kindly showed us around his stunning villa. We had everything we needed and much much more. It was a home from home and we couldn't wait to enjoy our stay there.
Villa Bella Vista has 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor with ensuites, lounge , dining room , sitting room, kitchen - diner and a w.c. On the lower ground floor (pool level) is the separate entrance to the annex which has a large bed , sofa bed , dining table and a wet room. The villa has lots of social spaces to enjoy together or alone. The large patio area was a great place to spend together as a group with the stunning views over the mountains when dining.
Gaucin town is a very quiet , splendid, quaint town. Full of Spanish and English residents. Everyone is very friendly here and you have all you need. There is a supermarket, pharmacy, bank, petrol station , small toy shop. They have 5 restaurants and 5 bars which I highly recommend booking in advance. On the outskirts of town they have a little kids play area where there are ducks, rabbits and birds. With only less than 5 minutes drive to the villa you have all you need to hand. I highly recommend a company called Bonissim and speak with Janice and Anne. They make homemade food to collect such as , Thai chicken curry (not spicy) beef lasagne, pork stir fry, beef tagine, marinated chicken legs, sticky Chinese aubergine, pea & asparagus quiche, scotch eggs, savoury tarts, Greek salad, butterbean salad, coleslaw, roast veg and much more. We found there services very professional and the food is to die for. Such a great idea and it was ideal for us with having a young family.
The drive from Malaga airport was only 1 hour 20 and it was a pretty drive through the mountains. We came across 3 toll bridges which cost 11 euros in total.
Overall we loved our stay here and would like to think were be back again with other family members.
A big Thank you to Linda who manages the villa and the stay for the guest. She was always happy to help via email and on our stay and gave me a lot of peace of mind before we arrived. We were given prompt details of how to find the Villa. Linda and her husband both teach Tai Chi and although we didn't get a chance to take advantage of there services due to the children , i still think it would be such a nice thing to do on a relaxing holiday like this.
Thank you to you all for letting us stay at your beautiful home and experiencing life in the villa. We all loved it very much."
/ Sammy Jo
"We've recently returned from a wonderful two weeks at Villa Bella Vista.
Linda and her team did a fantastic job of making our holiday one to remember and were always on hand to answer any questions. The fridge broke down during our first week, but an engineers visit was swiftly arranged, a temporary replacement sourced and normal service seamlessly resumed.
The location is simply stunning, with amazing views as far a North Africa on clear days. The villa is 2 minutes drive from the main road, in the most peaceful forest location. No light or noise pollution to disturb - the relaxed vibe was never interrupted.
The village of Gaucin is around 10 minutes drive away (a car is absolutely essential here) and we found everything we needed in the village supermarket. There is also a wonderful bakery, Bonissim, run by two lovely Scottish ladies who, as well as breads, pastries, cakes etc. also produce home-cooked meals to takeaway. There are also some great restaurants in the town, but I would recommend booking as evenings are busy.
The coast is around 40 minutes drive and we enjoyed a few days on the beach at Sotogrande and visited the Sunday market at Estepona but, to be honest, we rarely wanted to leave the villa.
Thanks again to all the team, for such a memorable holiday!"
/ Sarah Williams
"Wow! Bella Vista was easily the most beautiful vacation home we have stayed at.
The house is stunning- well appointed, with high quality, beautifully maintained interiors. Outside is wonderful- grilling in a colonnaded courtyard while gazing across the perfect pool, through the mountains to Gibraltar beyond.
Thanks to Linda for a warm welcome: we will be back!"
/ Luke Devey
"It seems a life time ago but the week before last we spent yet another truly amazing stay at Villa Bella Vista. From the moment you arrive and start to absorb the stunning scenery and the fabulous interiors of this villa, you are immediately in relaxation mode. The views are breathtaking with Gibraltar and North Africa in the distance. Despite being a holiday rental, this villa is so homely with a superbly equipped kitchen. The bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect. The view from the bedroom above the main kitchen is fantastic and we’ve been lucky to stay in that particular room twice! The infinity pool is stunning (despite us filling it with more inflatables than necessary ). As well as the villa and the views being irresistible, the piste de resistance are the services offered by Linda and Helen - Tai chi and massages. Oh my, how decadent to have theses amazing services ‘on tap’. These amazing ladies come to the villa and make your stay feel as if you’re staying in the most luxurious location in the world. They are both so personable and professional - the highlight of our stay. Can’t wait to go back next year!!!"
/ Shiralee Williams
"Buena Vista Villa is situated in a lovely Pueblo Blanca in the mountains from Estepona & only 1.5 hour drive from Malaga Airport. It has stunning views of the coastline, Gibtraltar & Africa in the background. Well located from many beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Coastline & also The Costa Del Sol. You can enjoy a wonderful quite mountain stay with only a short drive to nearby beaches & amazing views. You can also fly into Gibraltar airport as an option too.
The property is situated about 10 mins outside of Gaucin towards Ronda which is an amazing town to visit for a day trip, only 45 mins drive from the property. Sevilla is a 2 hour drive away, the capital of Andalucía & the home of flamenco. It’s an amazing cultural Spanish experience worth having, to see for your own eyes, the beautiful architecture in the old town. A day trip to Cadiz is also worth a mention. Tarifa is not far from there which is a lovely coastal town famous for surfing & windsurfing.
The Buena Vista Villa is simply beautiful in all respects. The house is a classic & stunning style large Spanish Villa with a gorgeous infinity edge swimming pool around a large open view terrace. The house has 2 large bedrooms on the lower floor, lovely kitchen with sweeping views out to Africa. A huge dining room & very cosy lounge room with fireplace. The main bedroom is upstairs next to a very spacious bathroom. There is another bathroom downstairs between the 2 bedrooms. This leads out to a wonderful terrace perfect for outdoor dining & barbeques. There is also an upper sunroof from the terrace with a gorgeous view as well. If you walk down from the dining terrace to the pool area you will find yet another huge room that is perfect for extra guests staying. There is another toilet & shower & lovely sitting area with table that looks out over the pool. A large king size bed & cosy lounge for relaxing.
My family has stayed several times at Buena Vista & it was nothing short of amazing. We have slept in all 3 bedrooms apart from the main one. They are all beautiful, comfortable & spacious. The whole atmosphere of the property is peaceful, relaxing & a luscious environment that truly makes it an enjoyable break away in classic Spanish Countryside. We would highly recommend this beautiful & stunning villa to any future potential guests."
/ Wendy Mahoney
"We had the most amazing 3 weeks at Bella Vista and are still missing those spectacular views 10 days later.
Linda was exceptionally helpful from the point of booking through to the completion of our holiday.
The house is beautiful and extremely well equipped. Beds very comfortable, including the sofa bed. There is not a poor bedroom which is unusual. All very comfortable with great showers in each. We didn’t spend much time indoors as the outdoor areas are fabulous. Various terraces and always possible to find shade somewhere.
We had a cross-section of ages from 5 months to 78 years and everyone loved the house, garden, pool and views.
We have stayed at around 15 houses in the Gaucin area over the years. Most have been lovely but needed a bit of TLC. Poorly equipped, fridges not cold enough etc. Villa Bella Vista is completely up to speed and everything works. There is even an ice machine in the freezer.
The big question: Would we return?
A huge YES. We booked for next year before leaving. This will be the first time we have ever returned to a rental property. Villa Bella Vista really is a very special place."
/ Jane Hensher
"We have just returned home after a fabulous holiday at Villa Bella Vista! The luxury villa was very spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. When we did decide to leave the amazing pool and it's incredible views we didn't have to venture out too far to find something to do. Ronda is a beautiful town and we would highly recommend a visit. Also the town of Gaucin is just a 10 min drive from the villa with fabulous restaurants - though I would recommend booking in advance. Also in Gaucin is a wonderful deli called Bonissim that again we'd highly recommend."
/ Michelle Parkins