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El Buen Ocio Holiday Rental

Living room seen from the dining table

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El Buen Ocio holiday rental is a spacious, traditional style Spanish house which comfortably sleeps up to 5 people.

It offers an airy living and dining room, a separate bright, modern kitchen, three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower-room, all on the ground floor.

Outside there is a large enclosed, private patio/courtyard with a covered area for eating and relaxing.

An old house, with some quirky features, it has been lovingly renovated over the last 3 years into a comfortable, well-equipped, self-catering holiday home.

The furnished patio and roof terrace are full of welcoming details and are excellent places for outside dining and relaxing after a busy day. For those wanting to cook outside, there is a large, traditional, built in BBQ, with cooking utensils provided.

Located on a narrow street close to the historical centre of the small Spanish town of Castello de Rugat, the house is just a short stroll to a bakery, fruit shop and several small convenience stores and banks. There is a larger supermarket within walking distance as well as a small selection of bars and restaurants.

White dining table with pastel coloured chairs

The property benefits from the following amenities:

Outdoor space

View across the patio from the back door
Enclosed patio with metal stairs to the terrace
Patio dining table set with candles at night
Lounge chilling area under cover on patio at night
♥ Spacious enclosed private courtyard with decorations and furnishings

♥ Traditional built-in BBQ (wood/charcoal fired, cooking utensils and paella pan provided)

♥ Roof terrace with sun loungers and dining table and chairs, accessed via staircase (ideal for those well- deserved “sun downers”)

♥ Covered dining table and lounge area (each seating five)

♥ Outdoor sink

♥ Washing machine, basket, pegs, and two outside washing lines

♥ Space to store bikes or similar equipment securely

♥ Additional fold-out sun-loungers available

Patio undercover chilling area in the day time
Blue sun loungers on the upper terrace

Living room / dining area

Living room seen from the dining table
Dining room with white table and pastel coloured chairs
♥ Lounge seating for six people, dining table and chairs for six people

♥ Pellet fire

♥ Wi-Fi hub

♥ Smart TV (compatible with Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.) and DVD player

♥ Stereo with Bluetooth and USB port

♥ Selection of DVDS, CDS, books and board games (covid permitting)


♥ Newly refurbished fitted kitchen with double doors to courtyard

♥ Fridge-freezer

♥ Slimline dishwasher

♥ Small juicer, small filter coffee machine and stove-top espresso maker

♥ Fully equipped with cookware, tableware and utensils

♥ Induction hob, full oven and extractor fan

♥ Microwave

♥ Toaster

♥ Electric kettle

Clean bright kitchen with white units and green tiles

Main bedroom – Double

Bedroom with double bed in the daytime
Double bedroom with white wardrobe and drawer unit
♥ Positioned at the rear of the house, looking out onto the private patio/courtyard

♥ Queen-sized bed, bedding provided

♥ The window has a roller shutter and net curtains

♥ Wardrobe, dresser, chair, bedside cabinets with lamps

♥ Full length mirror

♥ Fitted mosquito net at the window

Second bedroom – Twin

♥ Spacious room at the front of the house

♥ Twin beds can be separated or pushed together; bedding provided

♥ Dresser, chair, bedside cabinets with lamps

♥ Clothes rail equipped with coat hangers

♥ The window has wooden shutters and net curtains

♥ Fitted mosquito net at the window

Two single beds with lamps on bedside tables

Third bedroom – Single


♥ Comfortable single bedroom at the front of the house

♥ Bedding provided

♥ Wardrobe, dresser and chair

♥ Bedside cabinet with lamp

♥ The window has a roller shutter and net curtains

♥ Mosquito net fitted at the window

White units in a single bedroom
Looking into a bedroom with single bed


A bathroom with bath and double sinks

Main bathroom

♥ Newly refurbished, accessible via kitchen and patio/courtyard

♥ Full-size bath with overhead shower

♥ Twin basins

♥ WC

♥ Towels and beach towels provided

♥ Hairdryer


Shower room with blue and white tiles

Second bathroom

♥ Separate, fully-refurbished shower room accessed via the courtyard

♥ Shower cubicle with adjustable shower

♥ Sink

♥ WC

Additional features


♥ Iron, ironing board and foldaway airer

♥ Small personal safe

♥ Portable electric fans, heaters and a portable gas fire available when required

♥ A coolbox and beach chairs are available on request

♥ Rain umbrellas

♥ Ample hot water supplied by a gas boiler

♥ Free on-street parking nearby

El Buen Ocio cosy living room with stove

Feedback and Reviews of El Buen Ocio

 “The house was very comfortable and had all that we needed for our holiday. It was clean and well decorated and on one level. There is a private courtyard with comfortable seating and a lovely terrace which you can reach via the stairs in the courtyard with table and chairs and loungers. The village has a few supermarkets and we were able to get everything we wanted.”

Mark and Brenda, UK

 “My partner and I stayed for about four weeks – working from our laptops during the day and exploring the region over evenings and weekends.

The house is bright and modern, and has lots of space to work, cook and relax.

We found it to be in a great location for reaching beaches, nearby towns and bigger cities like Valencia.”

Kirsteen Mackay, UK

“Es war wie ein Urlaub mit der Familie und bei der Familie. Alles ist sehr liebevoll dekoriert und eingerichtet. Es ist wie die eigene Wohnung, nur alles neu und es ist vollständig eingerichtet.
Zusammengefasst: Es war ein toller Urlaub mit meinen drei Teenagern. Und wichtig für diese Altersgruppe: WLAN ist stark und funktioniert ohne Probleme überall. Also mit ganzem Herzen, beide Daumen nach oben.”

Thomas, Germany

“Maravillosa estancia! La casa cumplió y superó todas nuestras expectativas. Cuidada hasta el detalle, destacar la exquisita limpieza, la decoración y por supuesto la simpatía y atención de Gail, la propietaria, que estuvo pendiente de todo cuanto pudiésemos necesitar.”

Lola Álvarez, Spain

“My partner and I stayed for a long weekend and couldn’t rate the accommodation more highly. The house is in a great location and has everything you could ask for. The small details make it feel like home from home. Incredibly clean and tidy. The owners are warm, friendly and nothing seems to much to ask.
We will be returning again and recommending to all of out friends.”

Courtney Brown, UK

“La casa es perfecta. Todo limpio e impecable.
Cuando llegamos ya habían encendido la chimenea de pelets y la casa estaba muy calentita.
La cocina tiene todo lo que necesitas y más para pasar tus días allí.
El patio y terraza enormes para una casa de pueblo. Vistas de las montañas impresionantes.
Todo nuevo y reformado pero manteniendo el espíritu de las casas de pueblo tradicionales.”

Marta Serrano Blasco, Spain

“We had an amazing 1 week stay in May 2022. The house is big and spacious with a well stocked kitchen. The outdoor space was great for hanging out in the sun during the day and having a drink in the evening. The hosts were very helpful and provided information on local wild swimming spots that were amazing and would have been impossible to find on Google.”

Sam Foster, UK

“Wij hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad in deze woning, de eigenaren hebben werkelijk aan alles gedacht, zoals voor in de winter een Pellet kachel, radiatoren in iedere slaapkamer, een verwarming op de patio, die heel gezellig is, hoewel de woning in het dorpscentrum ligt is het er heel erg rustig
Voor mij geen probleem want de supermarkt en andere winkels plus restaurants zijn op loopafstand.
Een heel gezellig en met alle gemakken voorzien huis.”

Anja van der Hooft, Netherlands

“This is a beautiful place to stay. A Spanish house beautifully renovated and adapted. The kitchen is well equipped, modern but in keeping with the house.
The outside space in the house is exceptional for this type of property. A wonderfully spacious and traditional patio area for cooking , eating and relaxing. Also an upstairs terrace for enjoying the sunset with a beer!”

Sean Williamson, UK

“Los huépedes están super disponibles y son muy simpáticos, lo que hace que uno se sienta aún más a gusto. Castelló es un pueblo que está en un paraje muy bonito y la terraza encima del patio es una ventana al paisaje de lo más agradable.
Volver a la casa después de un día de playa, de excursión es un gusto ya que sus diferentes espacios se prestan a la relajación, decorados con gusto y pensados con eficacia.”

Nadine Astor, Spain

“Great apartment and great hosts. Perfect village with lovely restaurants. Good size bedrooms with large communal spaces. Will definitely be returning.”

Joshua Palmer, UK

“This was a fantastic place to stay. The house was fully equipped with everything we needed.

It was spotlessly clean and everything was in good working order and well maintained.

The courtyard is exquisite and the roof terrace is lovely. Great view towards the mountains from up there.

Gail and Alan were the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. We really benefited from their local knowledge too.”

Gail Marx, UK

“Gail and Allen were wonderful hosts who always made themselves available for any questions.

Their house was sparkling clean and beautifully renovated and decorated. There was plenty of hot water and a great shower. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking our meals and the beautiful patio outback with an awesome view upstairs of the mountains and rooftops was the “cherry on the cake!”

Eriberto and Cathy, USA

“Gail and Alan’s accommodation was fantastic. Everything important was available on site. You can cater for yourself very well in the wonderful kitchen and even barbecue outside. Alan and Gail were always very helpful, friendly and open. They were always interested in our well-being, responded very quickly to messages and were able to help out directly with any problems. We had a wonderful holiday and can only recommend it to anyone and everyone :)”

Thang and Theresa, Germany

“Que dire de la maison! Très pratique, très fonctionnel, dans un si magnifique petit village très tranquille. Une sublime terrasse avec du soleil toute la journée, une maison équipée entièrement pour un confort sans précédent. Gail et Alan, nous ont accueillis avec pragmatisme et délicatesse. Tout au long de notre séjour ils nous ont guidés et accompagnés notamment lors d’une sortie ensemble. Ils savent se montrer très discret et très efficace des que l’on ressent le besoin.”

Kadir and Laura, France