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Classic and Elegant Townhouse in Hilltop Village !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

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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.

More Details

Property Manager
Caroline Gullick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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 Jimena de la Frontera

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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Jimena de la Frontera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Classic and Elegant Townhouse in Hilltop Village !
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 37 reviews

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed and has everything to make it a home from home. A warm welcome on arrival and Jimena has all the facilities you require. Our stay coincided with the local fiesta and also exceptional temperatures - we needed the plunge pool, but not the mozzies!! Kati, the housekeeper who popped in daily, 'en famille', to water the plants, didn't speak English and us very little Spanish. However, she made us delicious honey pastries the day before we left, proving that food has no language barrier! Thank you Caroline, it was a wonderful two weeks

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. Come and stay again!
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living the Andalucian high life

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, wonderful atmosphere, lots of beautiful touches combined with all the practical stuff you need for a good holiday. Much appreciated the food and drink on arrival (and plentiful supply of toilet paper!). Spent many happy hours in courtyard - plunge pool much appreciated as temperatures in upper thirties.Visited Cadiz, Gibraltar and Ronda, all superb, several local restaurants and bars and glad we persisted in finding sulphur baths at Manilva. Could happily have stayed another week.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Well done not wilting in the unusually high temperatures! Really happy to hear how much you enjoyed being here. Why not come back in spring time when all the wildflower so are out? Best wishes
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Fabulous house and great location.

  • 5 of 5

House was much bigger and even better than it looked in the photographs. The kitchen was well equipped and we found the beds very comfortable. The top terrace was a lovely suprise and was good for sun bathing. Caroline was a great host and offered us useful information about places to visit. We found Jimena to be a great place in itself and also a good base for visits to other places.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I really enjoyed having such enthusiastic guests who clearly get the most out of their holidays. So nice to see you participating in all the traditional events with the local community and enjoying the the countryside around us. Come back soon!
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days in February and loved it. The house oozes character and had all the facilities that we needed. Caroline provided a wide selection of food and drink when we arrived, which made us feel very welcome. The location is beautiful. I just wish that we could have stayed longer! I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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A magical place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar El Anon
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7 - Malaga - Algeciras
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant El Anon
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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