• 5 Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9 Sleeps 9
  • Daily Housekeeping Daily Housekeeping
  • Private Pool Private Pool
  • Fitness Room Fitness Room
  • Scenic Location Scenic Location

Sitting right on El Tajo gorge in the centre of Ronda, mere steps away from food and culture, Casa Amaia is a distinguished yet modern townhouse, with private pool and front-seat views of Puente Nuevo.

This five-bedroom pedigree home is concealed behind an antique door on a quiet and unassuming cobbled street right in the centre of Ronda, one of only a handful of homes that occupy this prime position with direct access to restaurants, culture and boutiques.

At a glance

Stay in the most privileged street in Ronda, right on the Tajo Gorge, just a stones’ throw from Plaza del Socorro

Everything you need is an easy walk or taxi ride away, so you can safely leave the car at home

Modern, minimalist interiors, where clean lines are perfectly blended with original Andalucian character features

The exquisite traditional ‘Ronda door’ opens to a wonderfully spacious neutral, light interior, set over three floors

Dine outdoors to the gentle sound of crickets and Spanish classical guitar music from the square

Have private views to Ronda’s Puente Nuevo and El Tajo gorge, the stuff of Insta-dreaming and picture postcards

Leisure room on the lower-level offers a multi-purpose space; Yoga and Pilates instructors can be booked, along with meditations & wellbeing experiences

Enjoy memorable experiences during your stay; wine and olive oil tasting, cheesemaking, horse riding, private closed-monument visits, Michelin dining, or even cave meditation

Ask us about the nearby spaces and additional apartments for conferences, events and celebrations

Welcome to Casa Amaia


Strolling through the cobbled streets of Ronda, you can’t help but wonder what would be revealed if you unlocked one of the ancient wooden doors and stepped inside. The entrance of Casa Amaia opens to reveal a larger-than-expected, light-filled home, right in the heart of this most beguiling of Spanish towns.

This noble home is revealed over three floors, all facing out towards the dramatic Tajo; spacious living areas have been gracefully refurbished with modern comforts, whilst still retaining the original features which make Casa Amaia a true Andalucian gem.

The cool, neutral and uncluttered interiors exude a sense of tranquillity. There is no pomp or grandeur to Casa Amaia, it just allows you space and time to think, contemplate, and breathe in all that Ronda has to offer.


Casa Amaia has undergone an inspired restoration by a renowned interior designer. Sophisticated living aesthetics are enhanced by the wealth of original features conserved during the project.

The accommodation is laid out over three floors with the bedrooms situated on the ground and first floors.

The living room is a fabulous space for friend and family gatherings. Situated on the ground floor, the space is bright and airy with lofty ceilings and a calming décor. French doors lead out to a wide balcony where you can admire the view and a cool breeze during the balmy summer months.

The dining room has a quirky mid-century feel. The old cloister doors and antique side table are beautifully matched with art deco-style lighting and a large refectory dining table with stylish wicker seating for 10 guests.

Also on the lower level is the leisure and wellness space, where sessions of yoga, Pilates and meditation can be organised.

The two principal bedroom suites are located on the first floor and lead out to the large upper balcony with a front row seat of the Puente Nuevo and Tajo Gorge: the ultimate Instagram spot.  They also have steps down to the lower living room balcony and down again to the pool terrace.


In case you need a reminder about where you’re staying, step out onto the beautiful Andalucian patio with its traditional terracotta flooring punctuated with Mediterranean blue ceramic azulejos.

Casa Amaia’s poolside terrace is an idyllic place to dine with family and friends. Imagine, the night sky above filled with stars and the twinkling lights of Ronda in the background.

The private pool is a perfect addition to the terrace allowing you to cool off after your day’s activity. There are very few homes in Ronda town centre have a pool, so this is a rare privilege indeed.

Finally, below the main patio is a further cobblestone patio offering a ring-side seat to the gorge, where you can dine under the shade of the lemon tree.

How Casa Amaia works for you


  • Five bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twin and a single), sleeping 9 guests
  • Four bathrooms (one shared)
  • 42” Smart TVs in four of the bedrooms and other TV in the living room
  • Built size 440m2, Plot 550m2
  • Large, bright living room with wide balcony, perfect for family gatherings
  • Smart TVs with Netflix and international channels
  • Lower floor dining room direct access to the pool terrace and seating for 10 guests
  • Outdoor private softwater plunge pool
  • Private terrace or balcony on all 4 levels with views across the gorge
  • Gas BBQ and small cobblestone garden with lemon tree
  • Small private garage next to the house, access via garden
  • Lower floor leisure and wellness space
  • Comfortable radiator heating in all rooms
  • Video entry system on every floor, plus alarm


Set over three floors, the sitting room occupies most of the main (ground floor). The space is divided into two back-to-back seating areas. One for watching TV and the other for relaxing, both are furnished with oversize sofas by Natuzzi.

The TV zone is furnished with a cream leather sofa, an armchair, two antique coffee tables and a 72” wall-mounted Smart TV.

The relax zone is furnished with a modern charcoal grey sofa, cream pouf, Scandinavian style coffee table which face the mid-19th century Louis XVI replica marble fireplace.

Three French windows lead out to a large, full-width balcony with its original wrought iron railing and views to Ronda and the Puente Nuevo.

There is a further small living room/Prayer Room with its antique cloister door. The space is furnished with a small sofa bed and desk with bookshelves.

The dining room and kitchen are both located on the lower ground floor.

The dining room comfortably seats 10 guests around a refectory-style table with natural wicker chairs.

The kitchen is sleek and modern, fully equipped and features a large walk-in larder, and all small appliances are cleverly hidden away in cupboards, so there is plenty of space to prepare meals.

A door leads out to the pool terrace ideal for dining out during the spring and summer months. There is a gas BBQ on the terrace.

Casa Amaia is the perfect accommodation for relaxing after a busy day exploring the historic lanes and plazas of Ronda. The cool interiors are beautifully finished and exude an absolute sense of restful tranquillity.

Close the doors on your day and relax in the sitting room with the pure sound of Spanish guitar music wafting through the French doors.

The Andalucian courtyard-style patio is walled on two sides, making an idyllic and private setting for lounging with a cool drink or dining under the stars. It really comes alive at night when the town lights pick out the incredible architecture. There is a small soft water plunge pool perfect for taking a refreshing dip.

Steps lead down to a lower cobblestone terrace where you can dine under a mature lemon tree.

Principal Bedroom 1: First floor bedroom furnished with a double (150cm) bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and a 42” wall-mounted TV. French doors lead out to a shared balcony which extends the full width of the house and looks down into the gorge.

The modern en-suite shower room is equipped with large walk-in shower, twin basins with seamless Corian quartz surround, WC and a heated towel rail.

Principal Bedroom 2: First floor bedroom furnished with a double (150cm) bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinets and a 42” wall-mounted TV. French doors lead out to a shared balcony which extends the full width of the house and looks down into the gorge.

The modern en-suite shower room is equipped with large walk-in shower, twin basins with seamless Corian quartz surround, WC and a heated towel rail.

Guest Bedroom 3: First floor bedroom furnished with twin beds 90x190cm and bedside cabinets, with 42” wall-mounted TV and Juliette balcony.

Guest Bedroom 4: First floor bedroom furnished with twin beds 90x190cm and bedside cabinets, with 42” wall-mounted TV and Juliette balcony.

There is a shared family bathroom between rooms 3 and 4 with a walk-in shower, single basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Guest Bedroom 5: Ground floor single bedroom. Furnished with a single divan bed and chair, shutters and traditional window railings at street level. Free-standing wardrobe.

Guest Bathroom: Ground floor shower room adjacent to bedroom five, which can also be used by visiting guests. Equipped with a walk-in shower, small washbasin and WC.

Daily Housekeeping

Your rental includes a daily visit (6 days a week) from the housekeeper, plus a linen and towel change at least once every 7 days (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up). Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover things like after-dinner clearing up, or personal laundry.

Catered To Your Choosing

If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs, including private access to Michelin-grade chefs.

Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests. (At Casa Amaia this is a service we particularly recommend for your convenience due to the limited space in the kitchen.)

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food and wine tour with our expert guides.

Have a chef fire up the BBQ or cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for your group and clean up afterwards.

Pre-arrival Provisioning

All of our villas have a convenient stock-cupboard, with a starter supply of the essential household items you might need for a comfortable stay.

A pre-arrival shopping* service is available, designed to source your essentials for the first 2 days. Goods + time are paid locally on arrival.


To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance.

There is also an excellent local taxi service on-call or located at the taxi rank in front of the tourism office and opposite Ronda’s famous bull ring.  You can get UBER or BOLT direct to the villa using the app.

Car with Chauffeur: Casa Amaia has a vehicle with driver that can be requested for Malaga airport pick up and for visits, shuttles to the beach, etc. Reservations in advance where possible.

Local Expertise on Hand

All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.

Complimentary Itinerary Planning

Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours).  As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.

Concierge-Style Support in Spain

Once you arrive at Casa Amaia, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand via email, SMS or WhatsApp with further ideas and recommendations. If you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.


The experiences available to you as a guest at Casa Amaia are second to none. Both the owner and your dedicated concierge have access to sights and attractions that most visitors will never get to enjoy.

These include: –

  • Access to the main events of the Ronda Romántica (May) and the Corrida Goyesca (August-September) de Ronda, or a private guide to show guests around
  • Private tours based on Hemingway and Orson Welles in Ronda and around the pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages of the Serrania de Ronda)
  • Closed tour of the Real Maestranza (bullring) and private access to other places of interest
  • Private dining in special places
  • Reservations at Bardal and Tragata (both Michelin, advance booking required), or one of their chefs to cook at home for our groups. Ronda is also home to many proper good old-fashioned tapas bars, real spit & sawdust but always a queue of locals in the know!
  • Horse riding in the Serrania de Ronda, and natural horsemanship experiences
  • Spend the afternoon at the owner’s country finca with pool, enjoying an authentic home cooked paella or BBQ
  • VIP Ascari and Reserva de Tauro experiences
  • Meditation in the Cueva de Pileta – complete darkness to experience open-eyed meditation
  • Private guitarists and flamenco dancers at home or other places of interest
  • Foodie experiences: – visits to the makers of international award winning ‘Queso Payoyo’ produced in Grazalema
  • Tasting of Jamon de Castañas – Ham from very rare breed, chestnut-fed pigs
  • Wine and olive oil tastings at any of the local producers, or get involved in the harvest. Big names coming out of Ronda for olive oil include LA Organic, or wine from Bodegas Shatz (organic), Joaquin Fernandez (organic), Descalzos Viejos, Garcia Hidalgo.
  • Workshops with local artisans – ie, seagrass weaving, or ceramics
  • Book a yoga or Pilates instructor at home or in scenic countryside location
  • Private visits to cloisters
  • Outdoor sports around Montejaque, Benaoján and Grazalema: hiking, cycling, mountain climbing, river walking and wild swimming.

The house has a very comfortable heating system for cooler months but does not have air-conditioning as the thickness of the walls keeps Casa Amaia cool during the hottest months of the year.

Due to the location down cobbled streets, we would not recommend this house for guests with walking difficulties

There is a private garage available for your use, however, access is by reversing down a narrow street, so this is not suitable for large SUV-type vehicles. There is a public car park 2 minute’s walk from the house as an alternative.

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The Character Collection

Casa Amaia is replete with original features that exude traditional Andalucian living, from the reclaimed Antique entrance door to the original wrought iron balcony railings, cloister doors, and a cobbled lemon-tree patio.

Casa Amaia is one of only a handful of homes in Ronda that have front row seats to the city’s biggest attraction: the Puente Nuevo (bridge) and Tajo Gorge.

Your Villa Concierge has access to exclusive experiences that will take you on a journey through Andalusian culture. From private access to the city’s main attractions, to personal winery tours and lunch with the owners, or table reservations at the best dining (Michelin-star) establishments in Ronda.

Centrally located in the heart of Ronda, Casa Amaia is a four-minute walk to the Real Maestranza (bullring), three minutes’ walk to the Puente Nuevo and four to the Puente Viejo. Ronda’s old town of cobbled streets, passageways and traditional tapas bars is just a five-minute walk from Casa Amaia.

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Enjoy the local area

One of the oldest cities in Spain, Ronda – affectionately known as the City of Dreams, is steeped in time honoured history. A favourite hangout of Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway.

Ronda is a very special place. You can’t help but feel as if you’ve arrived at the epicentre of Andalucian culture as you head through the ancient city walls. When you visit a destination so deeply rooted in Spanish history, finding a place to stay that does it justice is no easy task, but Casa Amaia ticks all of the boxes.

If you crave the ‘real Spain’: to live like a local, with a full immersion into Andalucian culture, Ronda is the perfect destination – here’s more information in our Ronda guide.

A small town where most attractions, shops and restaurants are accessible by foot. Everywhere you look, you’ll encounter reminders of the city’s rich heritage, and Casa Amaia is within walking distance of them all.

A passion for tradition runs through the veins of every Rondeño (Ronda local), and reminders of its centuries old history can be found on every street corner and along the cobbled passageways of Ronda’s historic old quarter.

You’ll find numerous propositions to learn about the history and culture of Ronda, from the famous bullring to the old Arab baths, museums galore, flamenco history and a historical and cultural agenda, which competes against Spain’s largest cities.

The beauty of Ronda is that it’s encompassed by stunning countryside, and you can view the Serrania de Ronda from most points around town.

Ronda is renowned for its eno-gastronomic traditions. The Serrania de Ronda wine route unravels through the rugged landscape dotted with family-run boutique wineries where you can sit around a table eating lunch, tasting the wines and listening to the owners tell their story.

Within a short drive from Casa Amaia you can be visiting these award-winning wineries, cheese and olive producers. Or experiencing the dramatic scenery, and outdoor activities that Ronda is renowned for. Such as hiking, cycling, river walking and mountaineering.

Even the drive from Malaga to Ronda is spectacular (we highly recommend a day trip to Malaga city during your visit – see our Malaga guide). Leave behind Malaga airport and pass through the verdant green Guadalhorce Valley packed with citrus groves, before climbing higher up past the picture-postcard ‘pueblo blanco’ of Ardales, through silvery olive plantations, and finally to the pine trees and the foothills of Serrania de Ronda.

As mountain ranges go, this one’s just a baby, but its nonetheless spectacular!

If you prefer not to hire a car this villa is an absolute winner. You can walk around the city without need for car or taxi and the villa concierge can organise private transfers from the airport as well as drivers from the house once you arrive.

Casa Amaia is located in central Ronda, located around 50 kms (1 hour) from the beaches, golf courses and coastal towns of the Costa del Sol (San Pedro/Marbella) and 105 km (1hr 20 min) from Malaga airport and city.

There are various supermarkets around town, boutique shops selling local artisan crafts and clothing and handmade shoes.

Ronda is replete with restaurants and bars, from traditional stand-up tapas bar with traditional flamenco evenings, to Michelin-star fine dining.

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