Villa Bougainvillea

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


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Featured in The Times ’10 Best Villas in Spain’ 2019

Perched on the Andalucian hillside, just outside of Gaucin, this stunning villa offers spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, inviting you to relax on one of several charming terraces and take in the beautiful setting.

Surrounded by 26 acres of forest, Villa Bougainvillea enjoys a secluded position with a wonderful garden filled with herbs and fruit trees that create an idyllic natural environment. Arranged over several floors, the Moorish-style property has plenty of charm, with a whitewashed facade and characterful arched windows that frame views out to the garden and landscape beyond.

On the ground floor, the central living rooms are bright and airy, with terracotta tiled floors and exposed timber beams stretching across the tall ceilings. Beside the fireplace, an informal seating area offers a comfortable place to sit, whilst, in the neighbouring room, a large kitchen with a wonderful island counter has plenty of space for preparing meals whilst enjoying views out to the mountains in the distance. A delightful internal courtyard sits in the villa's centre, with potted plants and vibrant tiling creating a charming setting to al fresco throughout the day, and various seating is positioned beneath the shaded archways, where you can escape the heat and relax with a book. There is a barbecue for entertaining guests, or head up to the roof terrace and share a bottle of wine whilst admiring the spectacular views.

The villa features three bedrooms, two of which offer a double bed and neatly decorated ensuites. The third bedroom can be found on the lower ground floor, where a double bed and additional sofa bed are perfect for families or additional guests.

With several terraces and balconies, there is plenty of opportunity to spread out and make the most of the warm, sunny days. On the lower level, a stunning infinity pool is perfect for cooling off, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim or laze in the water whilst soaking up the panoramic views. An assortment of loungers and umbrellas are well-positioned on the lawn nearby, inviting you to recline in the sun whilst soaking up the peaceful setting.

Villa Bougainvillea really is the height of luxury and sophistication, especially for those who appreciate absolute peace and quiet, tranquillity and for experiencing traditional, rural Spain at it's best.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the rural location of this villa, car hire is essential to reach the property
  • Please note that due to it's countryside location, barbecues are banned during the peak summer months due to the risk of forest fires
  • The infinity pool is not fenced, so children must be supervised at all times
  • Guests should note that the upstairs bedroom is locked and not accessible for guests

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Microwave AGA Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Satellite TV TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Bougainvillea is an incredible 3-bedroom villa sleeping up to 8 guests, located close to the village of Gaucin, an infinity pool where you can relax and take in the astounding mountain views.

Lower Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom, and access to the exterior
- Separate living room with TV and queen-size sofa bed

Ground Floor
- Living room with satellite TV and fireplace
- Dining area for eight people and fireplace
- Fully-equipped kitchen with access to the patio and breakfast area
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room 
- TV room with with Netflix

First Floor
- Upstairs terrace with glass walls, large bench seating, and amazing views of the surrounding landscape

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity swimming pool (12 x 4 m)
- Courtyard with dining facilities
- Bar area
- Various terraces and balconies
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Private parking
- Satellite TV with Netflix
- Baby bed (on request)

Tourist Registration Number: VTARMA01795


About the surrounding area of Villa Bougainvillea
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Situated on the hillside in the midst of the beautiful Andalusian countryside, Villa Bougainvillea enjoys a peaceful setting with a number of trails nearby to explore the wonderful landscape. A short drive away, the charming village of Gaucin is a typical rural settlement, with winding streets and traditional whitewashed houses adorned with colourful pots and flowers. Spend the morning exploring the medieval layout and stop by the ancient ruins at the Castillo del Aguila to enjoy a panoramic view over the surrounding area. Despite its size, Gaucin has a number of notable restaurants where you can sample some of the region's delicious cuisine. La Fructosa is a locally-owned affair, whilst Michelin-star Platero & Co boasts a wonderful terrace and weekly changing menu offering up wonderful seasonal plates inspired by fresh produce from the mountains nearby.

Whilst charming in itself, Gaucin sits on the western side of the magnificent Serranía de Ronda and is also regarded as the gateway to the national park. Filled with a wonderful array of flora and fauna, the vast natural area has plenty of well-marked trails that are easily accessible and invite you to explore the diverse landscape. Opt for a more challenging hike and follow a route up to one of the mountain summits, or head just 45 minutes to the north to visit the town of Ronda. An important cultural centre during Islamic rule, the historic settlement is divided by a dramatic gorge, which you can admire from the Puente Nueve that towers a staggering 120m above the canyon floor. Take a walk through the cobbled streets to discover the religious architecture and visit the elegantly decorated Iglesia de Santa María La Mayor before heading to the town square, where you can sit with a drink and soak up the laid-back atmosphere.

Los Alcornocales national park sits just a short drive to the west, with a succession of rugged mountains and sloping hills that play host to the largest mass of cork oak on the Iberian Peninsula. The area is popular with hikers and bird watchers, or for a more adventurous day out, you can choose from a selection of outdoor activities such as mountaineering or horseback riding.

Alternatively, for those looking to enjoy Andalucia's wonderful coastline, the beach is less than an hour's drive away, making it easy to spend the day beside the sea. La Chullera is the closest beach, whilst slightly to the north, the popular San Pedro Playa offers a long stretch of golden sand. There are various options for water sports, as well as a handful of chiringuitos where you can escape the heat and enjoy a lunchtime snack or ice cream.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malaga Airport (Spain)

(124 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Gibraltar Airport (UK)

(64 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Algeciras (Spain)

(70 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Gibraltar (UK)

(67 km)

Nearest Train Station Cortes de la Frontera Train Station

(13 km)

Nearest Village Benarraba

(5 km)

Nearest Town Gaucin

(5 km)

Nearest City Algeciras

(65 km)

Nearest Restaurant Platero & Co

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Paco Pepe

(5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Ruiz Galan

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Sabinillas Beach

(35 km)

Nearest Golf Finca Cortesin Golf Club

(35 km)

Sightseeing El Asalto de Cura Viewpoint

(2 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With its spacious layout and multiple terraces, Villa Bougainvillea is great for families, with plenty of space to spread out and make noise without the risk of disturbing neighbours. The large lower terrace is perfect for running around, and kids will enjoy splashing in and out of the pool. Make the most of the warm weather and share entertaining barbecues outside or settle the kids in front of a movie whilst you enjoy a peaceful glass of wine on the terrace upstairs.

Surrounded by countryside, there is plenty of opportunity to make the most of the outdoors and the nearby national parks have a host of well-marked trails suitable for all ages. Have a go at caving or mountaineering for an adventurous day out, or enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding through the countryside. The coast is also less than an hour's drive away, making it easy to spend the day beside the sea. San Pedro Playa is a great option for all ages, with a gentle shoreline for kids to paddle, as well as a handful of water sports on offer. There are good public facilities as well as a number of beach bars, whilst, at the rear of the beach, San Pedro Boulevard boasts six colourful playgrounds, ensuring to keep little ones entertained for hours.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Personal Tai Chi and healing session are available to guests at Villa Bougainvillea! Please enquire for more information.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded within two weeks of departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 11 am.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 night minimum. All other durations upon request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Cats and dogs are permitted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please be aware that during the peak summer months, barbecues are banned due to risk of starting wildfires in this countryside location.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available at Villa Bougainvillea, outside of peak season only, and at an extra charge. Please enquire for more information and for pricing. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 £4,239
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 £5,468
Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £4,239
Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 £4,239
Jan 1st 2025 - Jul 15th 2025 £4,239
Jul 15th 2025 - Sep 19th 2025 £5,468
Sep 19th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 £4,239
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 £4,239

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 €4,666
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 €6,018
Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €4,666
Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 €4,666
Jan 1st 2025 - Jul 15th 2025 €4,666
Jul 15th 2025 - Sep 19th 2025 €6,018
Sep 19th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 €4,666
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 €4,666

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 15th 2024 $5,014
Jul 15th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 $6,467
Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $5,014
Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 1st 2025 $5,014
Jan 1st 2025 - Jul 15th 2025 $5,014
Jul 15th 2025 - Sep 19th 2025 $6,467
Sep 19th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 $5,014
Sep 28th 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 $5,014

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
I have owned the property now for 4 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
This property has got the most incredible views in Europe, coming with that are the tranquillity of being in the largest protected cork forest of Europe. 

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
The kitchen is my favourite room because I can look at Africa while washing up from the height of the house, 3000 feet up.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
My favourite time is relaxing at the villa and feeling part of nature. Within half an hour you have beautiful places to visit, like Ronda to the North and the Mediterranean beaches to the South. My favourite mission is to pop over to the stunning Wind Swept beaches of Tarifa for the day.

Really eat? 
Gaucín has got first class supermarkets with everything one could wish for as well as many fine local and international restaurants. The finest food to eat in the mountains is the Iberico Jamon. Also there is a fresh fish market in Gaucín with wonderful Spanish fruits and vegetables!

Really see?
Ronda, Marbella, Tarifa and Sotogrande are beautiful places to see and visit. There are also many beautiful local typical Spanish mountain villages that are worth visiting and enjoying.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
I would say, bring books and music to enjoy the incredible home. You don’t need much else because the villa is of a first class standard with an incredible atmosphere by itself. 



  • This was a wonderful stay!

    on 30/10/2023

    This was a wonderful stay! The property is in a spectacular location, beautifully maintained and equipped, and overall provides an unforgettable experience. The house manager Linda was an excellent communicator and most welcoming and helpful. We cannot recommend Villa Bougainvillea highly enough and would happily return any time.

  • A Spectacular Holiday!

    on 04/10/2023

    We had the most amazing 3 weeks at Villa Bougainvillea 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 Bougainvillea 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 Bougainvillea really is a very special place.

  • A fabulous holiday at Villa Bougainvillea!

    on 25/08/2022

    We have just returned home after a fabulous holiday at Villa Bougainvillea! 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.

  • A wonderful two weeks at Villa Bougainvillea!

    on 03/06/2022

    We've recently returned from a wonderful two weeks at Villa Bougainvillea. 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 a 2-minute 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 a 10-minute 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!

  • Wow!

    on 27/10/2019

    Wow! Bouganvillea 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!

  • Simply beautiful

    on 31/08/2019

    Villa Bouganvillea 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.

    Villa Bouganvillea 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 Bouganvillea & 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.

  • Amazing stay

    on 24/07/2019

    It seems a life time ago but the week before last we spent yet another truly amazing stay at Villa Bouganvillea. 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

  • Stunning Villa

    on 12/07/2019

    I can't believe only a week ago we arrived back from our beautiful holiday at Villa Bouganvillea , 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 Bouganvillea has 2 double bedrooms on the ground floor with ensuites, lounge , dining room , sitting room, kitchen - diner and a w.c. On the first floor is the master bedroom with a large ensuite with a HUGE bath. The kids loved their bath time ! On the lower ground floor (pool level) is the seperate 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 stirfry, 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 sevices 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 alot of peace of mind before we arrived. We were given prompt details of how to find the Villa. Linda and her husband both teach thi 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.

    Best of luck to the future.
    Sammy and the Crew x

  • Totally MAGICAL

    on 19/05/2019

    45 mins WEST OF MARBELLA, up in the hills, a stones throw from London. Super easy access and idilic views of Africa! The amazing little village of Gaucín a couple of km’s away

  • The most amazing villa!

    on 09/05/2017

    Villa Bougainvillea is simply stunning, once you arrive at the entrance you feel instantly relaxed. The elevated position of this villa allows the most incredible views over the surrounding mountains and countryside and you are only a short drive to the hilltop village of Gaucin.
    The interiors have been stylishly designed to create a really homely and comfortable villa. I especially loved the snug TV room with large comfy sofas and a stunning fireplace - the ideal place to relax and shelter from the midday sun. The kitchen was also gorgeous - you can even admire the views whilst doing the washing up! Each bedroom benefits from private ensuite bathrooms with careful attention to detail showing with amazing showers.
    We absolutely loved the outdoor space that this villa provided. With various terraces to relax on, the private swimming pool and marvellous surrounding views. An added benefit was the outdoor kitchen where we enjoyed cooking up a feast on the barbecue and enjoying some drinks whilst we watched the sun down.
    I would 100% recommend Villa Bougainvillea to anyone looking for a truly special and tranquil villa holiday, it has everything and more we could have asking for and I will definitely be returning!!!

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