Las Piedras sits in a enclosed garden, ideal for lazy days & BBQ nights
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About Gary Biston
Gary Biston has over 30 years experience working in the travel and hospitality industry. Gary originally qualified as a chef, before moving into hotel management and the travel industry - working in Austria, France, Greece, Morocco, Colombia, Spain and her islands. Having worked in a variety of positions, in many European countries and Latin America, for both mass market and specialist operators - Gary has a well rounded background and understands the varying needs of his clients. It comes natural to him to try that little more, to offer better than the rest – a philosophy which became second nature whilst working for up-market companies like Lotus Supertravel Ski and Simply Travel. Whilst still living in London he was a founding Director of Simpson Travel and was instrumental in hand picking their portfolio of properties for their programme of distinctive villas and charming hotels in Andalucía, Mallorca and Morocco. In 2004 he moved permanently to Andalucía where a month later his daughter Lily-Ana was born in Málaga. In 2006 his son, Oliver-Tomás, was born in Jerez and where his youngest daughter Sofia-Rose was also born in 2010; they live permanently in Medina Sidonia where the bilingual children are at the local schools. Having established his family in western Andalucía – leisure days are spent enjoying the endless beaches, the cultural treasures of the cities, the rural splendour of the national parks under blue skies and warm sunshine. He is fully aware that to maintain a positive future in Spain depends on loyal clients enjoying a wonderful holiday and wanting to return or better still recommending Andalucía Hideaways to all their friends and family. Gary says, ‘I have not only visited each property but have stayed in each on at least one occasion – I could not ‘be better qualified to help guests make an informed decision when booking their holiday’!
Why Gary Biston chose Vejer de la Frontera
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Las Piedras is just 500m from the stunnig beach of El Palmar, close enough for it to be convenient but far enough away to feel relaxed and rural.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
One of the better value properties we have rented
Really nice villa ideally situated a short walk from the beach and some great restaurants. Well equipped, more towels than you could possibly ever need including beach towels. Lovely sheltered garden with privacy, pool slightly spoiled by the fence round it. With reference to previous criticism of the beds I didn't try the singles personally but my 6'2" son did and didn't complain. the double bed was large and very comfortable. If I had one criticism it would be the barbeque which is rubbish, it has a flat metal plate instead of a grille so you may as well cook your food in a frying pan, also it's construction means that it doesn't get very hot no matter how much charcoal you put on it. Other than that we would definitely return given the opportunity!
A wonderful house and garden close to the beach
We had a wonderful stay in this lovely house! It's a nice house, with a cozy garden and large pool. Well cleaned, fully equipped and easy to stay in for a little longer visit. (wardrobes to unpack clothes, lots of clean towels in bathrooms, space for food in kitchen, separete washing machine in outhouse) Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The garden has an outside bbq and lovely places to enjoy your food or relax in sun beds. Nice pool with tons of toys for the kids. (And well fenced!) Outside shower by pool.
The manager Gary is very nice and super helpful! He really made our stay so much better! He knows the area and can make great recommendations and help to book stuff which makes things a lot easier if you don't speak spanish. He did everything from booking our dolphin tour with firmm (truly a memory for life!) and arrange massage and lunch for my husbands birthday at a hotel in a nearby town, to contact the house owner about uncomfortable beds which resulted in the owner buying new mattresses herself on a saturday morning! I can't praise him enough!
The house is within strolling distance to El Palmar beach and restaurants. Great surf! Closest restaurant is a surprisingly good pizzeria that has generous opening hours. (Most places closed when we as a family with small kids normally eat.) Strolling distance to restaurant casa francisco, recommended by the michelin guide - amazing food! Don't miss the tuna! (Especially the tartar and sashimi)
Las Piedras - pro: familyfriendly, cozy, good location, great manager, well maintained and cleaned.
Cons - a little worn down, beds not that comfortable (and all single beds are not really full length! They are not kids beds but not quite adult beds either)
I would definitely recommend this place!
La casa está muy bien
Das Haus ist für einen gelungenen Urlaub in El Palmar perfekt und hat alles was man dazu benötigt.
Wir waren Anfang Oktober im perfekten Sommerwetter hier. Es war unter der Woche relativ leer, am Wochenende füllte es sich etwas, aber es blieb angenehm, man will es sich im Hochsommer nicht vorstellen, aber dann wird das Leben hier wohl pulsieren. Wir haben uns bei verschiedenen Unternehmen problemlos Surfutensilien gemietet, die Homies scheinen am günstigsten, aber auch Surfstunden (25 € für 2 Stunden all inklusive) kann man hier problemlos bei verschiedenen Anbietern nehmen. Es war jeweils sehr professionell. Wir waren bei OlaVida und bei Kotadalu. Am Strand Restaurant Torres kann man den perfekten Sonnenuntergang bei einem der besten Mojito genießen. Das Essen war unserer Meinung nach nicht so doll. Wir haben oft selber gekocht, dafür bekommt man in einem kleinen Supermarkt bis Samstag Mittag alles außer Fisch, den haben wir in Conil geholt. Dort hatten wir uns ein Fahrrad geliehen, welches man hier problemloser als erwartet benutzen kann, die Autos fahren sehr rücksichtsvoll. In El Palmar braucht man kein Auto, wir hatten uns eines am Flughafen in Jerez gemietet, die Fahrzeit ist deutlich unter einer Stunde. Wir haben damit Ausflüge mach Tarifa und Vejer unternommen.
Huis met fijne buitenruimte
Het huis ligt op een paar honderd meter van het strand van El Palmar. Mooie locatie met om het huis zelf een fijne buitenruimte. Het huis zelf is best praktisch, maar wel wat donker. Wij zaten er eind december / begin januari en dan blijft het binnen eigenlijk net iets te donker en te koud om er echt lekker in te verblijven. In de zomer daarentegen zal die koelte heerlijk zijn!
El Palmar is the perfect location for laid back holidays, if you are looking for glitz and glamour then El Palmar is not for you. If you are looking for lazy days peppered with day trips to the numerous and varied local attractions then this will be ideal.