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Classic and Elegant Townhouse in Hilltop Village !

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Fantastic Andalusian townhouse full of original charm and character, eclectically furnished.

The house is prepared to receive up to 6 guests (3 double bedrooms).

The downstairs is composed of a spacious living room with large sofas, a fully equipped American kitchen, dining area with fireplace and wood burner, double bedroom and shower room.

The living accommodation opens out onto a secluded traditional Andalusian patio with plunge pool, and tropical plants. The plunge pool is perfect for cooling down and relaxing!

On the first floor, from the landing there is a large well-appointed bathroom, doors leading to a large sun terrace, two further double bedrooms, one also having direct access to the sun-terrace.

The locals of Jimena still live the Andalusian way of life. The village has many restaurants and tapas bars, small shops, a supermarket, a health center and a pharmacies. The local market is held on Fridays. The village Tourist Information Center can provide information about the village an in particular for the wonderful recently restored historic castle, dating back to Roman/Moorish times.

Please ask for our website !

Jimena is at the gateway of Alcornocales National Park famous for its cork tree forest and animal/bird watching. There are Roman ruins and one of the best windsurfing beaches in the world at Tarifa, 90 mins away. There are also many surrounding towns with historic sites, such as Ronda, 90 mins. The nearest beach is 25 mins at Sotogrande.

Gibraltar airport 40 mins. Malaga 90 mins.

Keywords: La Solana de Jimena is a traditional village house, full of character, and charm. It has kept many of its original features.

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Property Manager
Caroline Gullick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Caroline Gullick

Partly brought up in the wilds of central Spain riding horses and swimming in the river. I went to school in England. I have been doing relief and development work in Africa for 21 years and love what I do it never ceases to be interesting. My sister also lives in Africa and owns desert horse trail operation in Namibia. When I came do decide where in the world I wanted to end up there was no question it was Spain. I found a perfect place in Jimena surrounded by wonderful countryside and now also some very good friends and Africa is just a hop away! I love my short trips to Jimena and I'm glad that other people are also happy staying there.

Caroline Gullick purchased this house in 2005

Why Caroline Gullick chose Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

The house us situated in the prettiest cobbled pedestrian street in Jimena. Just a stones throw away from the main square it remains secluded. It can easily accomodate 6 people with the luxury of a internal courtyard complete with plunge pool and a large roof terrace.

What makes this house unique

Close proximity to shops, parking and the heart of the village while maintaining your privacy.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent a wonderful week at Casa Solana in August 2009 with our 2 children aged 7 and 10 yrs. The house was beautiful;it was well maintained and equipped to a very high standard with almost everything you would need for a week away. We spent a couple of days exploring and visited Ronda which has a dramatic gorge and also some wonderful caves nearby which were very atmospheric as you explore by Davey lamp! The rest of the time we chose to spend at "La Solana",with its totally relaxing atmosphere.
Oct 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Classic and Elegant Townhouse in Hilltop Village !
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

lovely spanish house set in a picturesque street

  • 5 of 5

Caroline and her husband are excellent hosts. Catie who looks after the house is great. The house is set on a very quiet picturesque street that conveniently leads to the main Plaza. The house has all ameneties. We had a wonderful stay. m.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, I will pass them on to Catie. I'm glad you had a good time and really hope to see you back here one day. Best wishes.
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5

A magical place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, lovely people. I can't wait until I return.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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All of the good things

  • 5 of 5

My husband and one year old son spent three months in Caroline's house and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Jimena is small, but it is loaded with wonderful people and true Spanish character. Everything you need is within footsteps. We became great friends with Catie, Caroline's house manager, who lives a block away. She watched our son for us for a few hours a day while we worked. This is a place that I would recommend to any families who are looking for a "true escape" from the attachments of the western world. I kept calling it my Eden. There is a significant presence of non-Spaniards in Jimena. If you look close enough or spend enough time there you will find them all doing the same as you - escaping and recalibrating. There is a great vegetarian restaurant by the train station that I frequented (Jimena is chorizo heavy in it's choices). If you rent a car there are a load of little towns to explore. We drove about an hour away and saw cave paintings that were over 30K years old. Rhonda is a must see if you're there for long enough to allow and Gibraltar will have everything you need if your there for an extended period. There are loads of beautiful plants scattered throughout the villa that are even more beautiful in person and I enjoyed many mornings doing Yoga on the beautiful patio. The kitchen is fully equipt with everyting (including a juicer to juice all of the delicious oranges in Jimana). Though there is no dryer it is very easy to hang clothes on the balcony to dry. There is a tv that we never used because somehow watching tv in Jimena seems like such a waste. Jimena loves babies and our son was immediately swarmed with love (especially by Catie who we grew to love so dearly). I think of Jimena every day and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Maison de charme

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons adoré le charme de la maison, aménagée avec beaucoup de goût et vraiment spacieuse. Caroline nous a accueilli avec les produits de son jardin, et de quoi se concocter un bon repas à notre arrivée. C'était vraiment appréciable. Nous avons souvent utilisé la piscine municipale où il nous suffisait de nous y rendre à pied. Dans le secteur, il y a aussi de quoi se baigner dans les rivières. Nous nous sommes sentis vraiment très bien dans la maison et dans le village.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I kept repeating one word over and over again...

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I first walked into this house, to the day we left I kept repeating one word: "Fantastic." Our vacation in Jimena de la Frontera was indeed, fantastic. Caroline's house is beautiful. After a day exploring we would return to the serene space, with the cooling, jasmine scented breeze wafting through the open windows. From the sprigs of lavender on our pillows, to the tapas left on our first night, to the handmade items left by Katti, a local woman who came in to water the plants, our every wish was tended to. I highly recommend dinner at the local restaurants in Jimena, but a magical night was enjoyed on the terrace of Estancia, the railway station in a nearby town. Caroline and Edward were fantastic hosts, accommodating and generous with their time. This vacation will linger in my memory forever as both magical and fantastic, and I am very appreciative that Caroline was willing to share her beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home in a perfect village

  • 5 of 5

WE where a group of 4 (a couple and 2 ladies) it was ideal.

The presentation of the home and the village where fantastic. Caroline met us at the home showed us through and left a nice spread of Tapas and wine. Only complaint Caroline & Ed... too many ideas of things to do!!! :)

Each day I went for a walk and met many of the locals. The ladies did a cooking class collected all the ingredients from amazing markets. that day I did a full day hike and came home to some marvellous food.

The key thing is to know that you will have a great time doing lots or nothing!!

Thanks to you all for a memorable break

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar El Anon
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Duquesa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Jimena
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7 - Malaga - Algeciras
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant El Anon
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Sotogrande
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Jimena de la Frontera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My standard rate
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$96
$535
$1,604
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
$588
$1,711
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$96
$535
$1,604
 

Additional information about rental rates

We have special rates for long stays, in winter. Just ask !

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jimena de la Frontera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King size bed can be split into 2 singles
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are many cultural events in Jimena and the surrounding villages such as classical music recitals, flamenco, carnival, Easter processions and theatrical performances. There are many wonderful historical sites to visit including Pre-historic, Roman, Phonecian and Medieval. The cities of Sevilla, Cadiz, Puerta Santa Maria, Jerez and Ronda are easily reached as day trips.

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