Tarifa cliff garden villa with sea view, WiFi and large shared pool

Nr Tarifa, Costa de Luz, Andalucia Property Ref: RD35
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    1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 2
  • Poll
    Shared Pool
  • Property Ref: RD35

A sweet cottage, glorious gardens and a pool with a superb view across the sea to Africa. Close to Tarifa and Atlantic beaches. Sleeps 2.

Booking information for RD35

  • Normal check-in time: 2 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from Easter until 1 November, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for RD35

  • The changeover day is Saturday in June, July, August and September and flexible at other times.

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Booking information for RD35

  • Normal check-in time: 2 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from Easter until 1 November, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for RD35

  • The changeover day is Saturday in June, July, August and September and flexible at other times.

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Summary

A sweet cottage, glorious gardens and a pool with a superb view across the sea to Africa. Close to Tarifa and Atlantic beaches. Sleeps 2.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    1 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    1 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 2

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet (for all normal browsing, but not streaming); TV (Spanish channels only); Shared use of extensive gardens and large swimming pool (12 m x 4 m, 0.5 – 1.80 m deep, with steps) and pergola; Sunloungers; Barbecue.

Self-catering
2-ring vitroceramic hob; Small electric oven/grill; Kettle; Coffee maker; Toaster; Fridge freezer.

Practicalities
Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer in laundry area; Iron & board; Hairdryer; Cot & highchair on request; Overhead and portable fans; Central heating; All linen, including pool towels; Parking space by cottage.

Layout

All on ground floor (47 m²)
Open plan living room-dining room-kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed (1,60 m x 2,00 m) with large en suite shower/WC.

Exterior
Private, furnished garden patio with night lighting and barbecue; Shared gardens & swimming pool; Private parking.

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Overview

Q. Where are the most impressive sandy beaches in southern Spain?

A. On the Costa de Luz, west of Gibraltar and along the coast from Tarifa. Long, broad and golden and free of the high-rise apartments that blight the Costa del Sol.

Here, in an area where tourism is more low-key, our choice takes the form of a rural hideaway. It’s 20 minutes from Tarifa, which has superb sandy beaches popular with bathers and especially windsurfers.

Disappear from the motorway and slip down a track though cork oak forest towards the coast. Your holiday accommodation is set in massive, secluded gardens high above the Strait of Gibraltar. The 12-metre infinity pool (shared with up to two other cottages) and views are tremendous.

Here you can enjoy a very peaceful pool holiday, watching the ships go by, with trips out to the sea and the sandy beaches at Tarifa and along the coast towards Cadiz represent the prime attraction at this southernmost tip of sunny Andalucia.

RD35 is a one-bedroomed villa for two people. There are two other cottages of similar size in the estate.

It’s bright, cheerful and gives directly onto the gorgeous gardens that make the property so pleasing.

Luminous thanks to large plate windows on two walls and cooled by ceiling fans if need be, it’s an intimate and uncomplicated place to enjoy as a holiday base. The living space is open plan with a small but properly equipped kitchen. Classical prints decorate the walls.

Eating in here or on your furnished terrace is really very cosy and many guests alternate between catering for themselves and going out to restaurants in the area (Moroccan, French, Mexican, Italian and traditional Spanish). Bear in mind that if you intend to eat out, you’ll need to drive back along the track to the highway.

You have a small but perfectly adequate kitchen for cooking meals.

The private, shaded porch terrace, screened off from the neighbouring cottage by a hedge, is a natural place to enjoy drinks, meals, or a barbecue, while the lawn spreading out in front of you offers oceans of space to arrange sunbeds.

The gardens may be shared by guests staying at the two other small cottages, but that means no more than two other couples, and the gardens so extensive that you can feel very much in your own space, if intimacy is your first consideration. One area of the vast lawn extending from the cottage terrace all the way down to the pool is private to your cottage to all intents and purposes, and there are quiet, shaded spots under trees or the pergola where you can be on your own.

The owner has created colourful gardens reminiscent of English landscaping. There are peach and fig trees, roses, clematis and agapanthus, with a special emphasis on scented plants. You can sit by a fountain in the shade of a Peruvian pepper tree or walk the springy lawn down past palms, cypress and jacaranda to the swimming pool.

The cool green, mosaic-tiled, infinity pool is positioned at the foot of the gardens, where it has an incredible view out over the sea and across to Morocco which is as close as it looks: just 15 kilometres of the Strait of Gibraltar plied by ocean-going liners and merchant ships.

To get here you come off the coastal highway and drive down a long (3 km) but well-maintained track through cork oak forest, passing occasional cows, to the private, secluded finca. You park directly outside and walk round to the garden entrance of your bungalow-style holiday home.

Similarly, to get to beaches and restaurants, you need to drive back up to the main highway and take your pick of heading towards Tarifa or Cadiz.

If you want more than a beach, and wind or kitesurfing isn’t your thing, you might try horseriding, take a trip out on one of the whale or dolphin-watching boats, visit Gibraltar, Roman Baelo Claudia, or Cadiz. You can also take the fast ferry (just 35 minutes) from Tarifa to Morocco to enjoy a day out in Tangiers.

Birdwatchers will appreciate the bird guide book left in the cottage for guests to spot and learn about the dozens of birds that inhabit or migrate the Strait of Gibraltar, including storks, grey herons, vultures and eagles.

The English-speaking Spanish owner –and her old dogs– live on site in independent accommodation.

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Location

Setting

Coastal hillside looking onto the Atlantic and Morocco.

Location

At  the end of a 3 km track from Pelayo. The track has a few small dips for drainage and is suitable for any normal car with reasonable clearance (but not low-slung sports cars).

Pelayo 3 km
Simple facilities
Tarifa 20 mins
Beaches, ferries and all facilities
Costa de la Luz 45 mins
Atlantic beaches and Roman ruins
airport Nearest Airports
Gibraltar (GIB) 45 mins
Jerez (XRY) 1 hr 15 mins
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 30 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs 15 mins

Prices

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Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€630
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,040
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€630
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
€630
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€840
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€1,120
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
€840
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
€630
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€630
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,040
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€630
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
€630
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
€840
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
€1,120
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
€840
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
€630
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
£558
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
£920
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£558
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
£558
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
£743
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
£991
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
£743
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
£558
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
$739
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$1,220
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$739
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
$739
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
$985
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
$1,313
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
$985
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
$739
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
AU$975
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$1,610
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$975
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
AU$975
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
AU$1,300
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
AU$1,734
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
AU$1,300
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
AU$975
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
CAD$946
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$1,562
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$946
Sleeps 2 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -2
01 Jan 201801/01/2018 30 Apr 201830/04/2018
CAD$946
01 May 201801/05/2018 30 Jun 201830/06/2018
CAD$1,262
01 Jul 201801/07/2018 31 Aug 201831/08/2018
CAD$1,682
01 Sep 201801/09/2018 30 Sep 201830/09/2018
CAD$1,262
01 Oct 201801/10/2018 31 Dec 201831/12/2018
CAD$946

Booking information for RD35

  • Normal check-in time: 2 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from Easter until 1 November, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for RD35

  • The changeover day is Saturday in June, July, August and September and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for RD35

Booking information for RD35

  • Normal check-in time: 2 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • The swimming pool is open from Easter until 1 November, weather permitting, but not heated.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for RD35

  • The changeover day is Saturday in June, July, August and September and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for RD35

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YOUR REVIEWS

Anne | April | 2017

The property was great: lovely little cottage with everything we needed and an amazing garden and pool area. Unfortunately the weather wasnt so great. The access road is really quite bad, thats worth mentioning so people come in an appropriate car. The communication and information from Rustical travel was good. Rafa the house keeper was also very helpful"

Rustical Update

It is indicated in the Location tab that the road to access the property has some dips for drainage and it is manageable with a normal car with reasonable clearance (but not low-slung sports cars).

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Judith | July | 2016

Fabiola's garden was simply beautiful and a real bonus for me as a Garden Designer.  Her attention to detail is excellent - we really appreciated the extremely comfortable bed, the exquisite linen, the excellent internet access - it even worked outside on the patio! Nothing was too much trouble - if we needed firelighters, to use her laundry room - everything became available without my having to ask again. The only negative was the long, bumpy and dusty track - you can't afford to forget the milk!  It is definitely worth getting some shopping done before you arrive because once you get there you won't want to leave again!  To be fair, it is probably my fault for not reading the literature properly. The pool was quite beautiful and a perfect temperature.  Despite the fact that we had to share it with other people, everyone was very discreet and no-one monopolised it. As for the views over Africa - they were simply breath-taking.  

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Hilary | April | 2015

A beautiful property in an exquisite setting with friendly owners on hand for any issues. We did have a problem with the internet but they moved quickly to address this as soon as possible and it was resolved. The accommodation was very clean and pleasant. The kitchen was a little basic. A microwave would have made a big difference. The pool was lovely and the garden fantastic and very tranquil. Just what we needed. The approach road was a challenge and we would advise that you tell future renters to ensure they have an SUV or All Road vehicle. Your arrival directions were helpful but we have also discussed with the owners about additional signage at one point. Tarifa was lovely with a wonderful beach and a fascinating old town."

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