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Las Rocas - a grand villa with private pool, overlooking stunning beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,520 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5/6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms - Sleeps 12

At Villa Las Rocas you can enjoy the privacy of a splendid villa with pool, large garden and breathtaking ocean views combined with easy access to long uncrowded sandy beaches and the unspoilt beauty of Andalucia. This is secret Spain at its best. Not only are you at the seaside, you are also right alongside a nature reserve with glorious walks in the hills and Phoenician graves.

At the end of the day its time to relax with sundowners soak up a spectacular sunset as the sun goes down over the sea. The chill-out zone on the pool patio is the place to be with the BBQ tempting your evening meal.

The villa is large and sprawls over three floors. It is ideal for large family groups, for you and your friends and is attractively furnished with all home comforts, including a modern fully equipped kitchen, dining areas, two lounges (one with a log fire), satellite TV with bank of the latest movies and if that is not enough there are DVDs/Videos/CD/games and fast WIFi broadband. Outside, the pool terrace and gardens provide plenty of sun and shade and table tennis to keep you on your toes.

All bedrooms enjoy great views - the upstairs bedrooms share a large sun terrace, the downstairs bedroom opens onto the gated pool terrace and the remaining 2 bedrooms are linked with a shared bathroom and open onto a garden terrace close to the pool. The villa ensures lots of space and privacy for all.

In the summer when the villages are bustling and all the restaurants are tempting your taste buds with their local cuisine, retreating to the privacy of the villa is pure bliss. If you prefer low season visits when there is no-one around you have the beaches all to yourself and the quietness is heavenly. There are fewer restaurants open locally and our favourites in the next villages, of Barbate and Vejer are open all year round.... as is the golf course just 25 minutes to Montenmedio.

Closest airports are Gibraltar and Jerez, then Seville and then Malaga.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/CA/01837

Property Manager
Ms Gale Vincent
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Ms Gale Vincent

The Villa is my haven away from it all and often a time when the whole family get together under one roof as its large enough for all of us.. When I'm not lying at the pool or walking on the beach or being creative in the kitchen, I hang out with the wonderful friends I have made in Zahara or walk along the beaches. I love the friendly local culture and I get to practise my Spanish too. I also love making Las Rocas a wonderful place to be for my guests. I never thought I could share this special place but I have had so much pleasure over the years from the wonderful feedback and knowing that the people who stay love the privacy, luxury, space and comfort it provides. I do my best to make it an easy, beautiful and enjoyable place to be. Curro and Victoria are the stars who take care of the guests and they do it with love and respect. They are shining examples of nothing is too much trouble. So I count myself very lucky to have and to share this magnificent space with all who come here and to have the support of the team who work with me to do that. Whilst you are staying at the villa I may be in my home town of Cape Town, or in Surrey in the UK where I now live or travelling just like you.

Ms Gale Vincent purchased this villa in 2003

Why Ms Gale Vincent chose Tarifa

We came on holiday in an area unfamiliar to us and heard that it was an unspoilt part of the Spanish coast. We thought we might purchase a holiday apartment whilst we were there and left 10 days later with an absolute jewel. It was this most incredible 360deg view that clinched it. The house at the time needed a lot of work so it was a great opportunity create a magnificent holiday home .... a far cry from a little holiday apartment ! We simply fell in love with it.

What makes this villa unique

We realised that :as Rocas could accommodate our large extended families or we could have a large group of friends or run a workshop making all of the dreams we had possible. I love it because it spreads over 3 floors providing privacy and 'space' for all. The gardens are tranquil too and there are so many areas to hide, chill, read a book or play. I feel like Queen in her castle high above the world with the miracle of also being able to listen to the birdsong in the quiet of the day or the waves on the beach as I drift off to sleep at night. Im so glad that this property is not right on the beach because at times the energy from the sea can be overwhelming, the people on the beach invasive and we would never have the luxury of the breathtaking views we have. Its heavenly.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everyone enjoyed the holiday thanks and had a great time at the villa. The property is as advertised, but you’ve clearly spent money on the bathrooms and kitchen plus, I was told, the floors and it shows well. We all enjoyed the panoramic views and found the place very quiet and free from noise .

In the first week there was a gentle breeze which made staying outdoors very pleasant, certainly noticeably cooler than other parts of Spain which is good. .

The staff were excellent and we couldn’t praise them highly enough. They keep the villa, pool and gardens in great shape and are both pleasant and willing to help in any way.

We were obliged to go in August because of the school holidays, but Spain certainly de-camps to the beaches during that month. I imagine the area is considerably quieter at other times of the year.

Overall, we had a great time and would recommend your villa whole-heartedly.


Aug 2008
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Tarifa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Mirador. - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Sunrise. - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Nest. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large bath.
    Throne. - toilet , shower
    Guest. - toilet , shower
  • Nest and Tower suite share a bathroom in a separate suite The guest shower room will serve overflow of guests on the ground floor who might choose to sleep in the Tower Lounge
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mirador. - 1 queen
    Jazmin - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Singles convert to double.
    Nest - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Singles convert to double.
    Little Nest - 1 double
    Sunrise. - 2 twin/ single
    Tower lounge. - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Ideal for children.
  • The sleeping accommodation is flexible: Las Rocas can accommodate up to 4 doubles plus twin beds, plus 2 single fold-outs, 2 double sofa beds and 2 cots or upto 3 sets if twins, 3 doubles, 2 single fold-out beds and 3 cots. Please let us know your requirements prior to arrival so that we can adjust the sleeping arrangments for you
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Exercise machine. The pool is heated on request from September to June at 250€ per week


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Las Rocas - a grand villa with private pool, overlooking stunning beaches
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews
rhodes, greece

las rocas was exactly what we was looking for

  • 4 of 5

As a group of 12 kiters this villa was great for us a little out of the way but that added to it, we think. close by for so many attractions, views was amazing and best way to wake up to eat breakfast looking out across to morocco. Weather wasn't great but open fire made it not a problem for cosy evenings sat around.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The end of November in this area is winter and the weather is naturally changeable - sometimes warm around 20 deg and sometimes a lot cooler!
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Fantastic stay at Las Rocas

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Las Rocas. The house was very clean, the facilities are great and it is well planned. It works very well with 3 different families as there is enough space for everyone without feeling on top of each other.

The kitchen is well equipped. Linen and towels are good quality etc. We were very comfortable and felt very welcome by Curro.

Thank you so much and we look forward to coming to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property and extraordinary views!

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful holiday. What an amazing location! We really enjoyed the area and the accommodations were perfect -- the view!!

Our NYE dinner was great and was coordinated very well.

Curro was lovely to work with and we hope to come back for a visit in the future.

You are so lucky to have such a fabulous home."

If you are considering this location for your next vacation book it NOW! You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a fabulous home and the view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday. What an amazing location! We really enjoyed the area and the accommodations were perfect -- the view!!

Our NYE dinner was great and was coordinated very well.

Curro was lovely to work with and we hope to come back for a visit in the future.

You are so lucky to have such a fabulous home. Take care,

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a comment from our guests from the USA
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Great Villa in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice villa with impressive views of the Gibraltar Strait, on clear days you can see the coast of Africa. Well furnished accommodations. Pool is a big plus after a long day at the beach. Great vews of the close by beach Los Alemanes, crystal clear water and beautiful setting.

The property owner, Gale, was most helpful setting up online payment thru VRBO for us. Curro, the housekeeper was fantastic, very helpful and resourceful.

Overall we had a great experience renting this Villa. The only complaint is the road up to the house, and the entrance thru the gates, if you have a large vehicle you might have issues getting in and out but it won't be a problem for most full size sedans.

I would definitely recommend this Villa to my friends and anybody wishing to have a great time in one of the few remaining pristine coastal areas in Europe. You might want to check out the local restaurants for fresh bluefin tuna at the end of June, it is caught the traditional way (same way the Romans did 2000 years ago) right in front of the house, and it is the highest grade tuna you can find, try the Sarda in Barbate's restaurant El Mirador, simply excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you as guests and we would love to see you back again in the future. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Great place with breathtaking views of the strait.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with impressive views, on clear days you can see the coast of Africa. The pool feels great after a day at the beach. The closest beach Los Alemanes and specially Bolonia are highly recommended. Los Alemanes beach can be seen from the house.

The house caretaker, Curro, was great and made sure we felt right at home.

The only issue was the road up to the house, it is poorly paved and very curvy, access to the house parking thru the front gate is pretty tight if you have a big vehicle. Great places to eat nearby, you must try the Sarda at the Mirador in Barbate.

Thank you Gale for sharing such a great place with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Gibraltar or Jerez, (Seville, Malaga further)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
53 Kilometres
San Fernando, Cadiz
Nearest Motorway
26 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Cabo De La Plata
Car: necessary

From the commanding position at the top of the headland where there are breathtaking 360 deg views sits Villa Las Rocas. Walk directly from the villa into the surrounding countryside to birdwatch and appreciating nature , visit an ancient Roman city of ruins or trundle down to the long unspoilt beaches to enjoy the warm ocean. The villages close by offer a range of restaurants tempting you with local and international cuisine, quaint shops and traditional Spanish white villages. In May and June the fisherman in their trawlers can be seen harvesting their catch from the Almadraba in front of the villa and the fresh fish is quickly available locally. Whale watching, kite surfing, fishing and horse riding are popular attractions, besides flamenco, salsa and the sherry bodegas of Jerez. Or for a day out why not take a 35minute ferry across to Tangier in Morocco? Just over an hour away are Gibraltar or Jerez with airports and just a little further Sevilla and Malaga and then Granada.

Other Activities: Kite surfing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 40% deposit is required to reserve the dates you require. The remaining balance is payable 10 weeks before arrival. Rental rates exclude any bank charges.
From a UK Bank: 1.4%
From EUROPE : 1.9%
From anywhere outside of the UK and Europe : 2.4 %

Swimming pool heating 250€ per week

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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