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Spacious, Homely and Quirky House - Perfect Get Away for Families

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The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charm and character for this typical Andalusian 18th c. house with castle views

La casa del piano is a stunning reconversion of an 18th century convent in keeping with the rustic character and traditional charm of the original building. It was our main family home for over ten years so this is definitely more than an ordinary holiday let !

Oak beams, twisty walls, hand glazed tiles, a choice of three patios for sitting outside including a terrace with 360 degrees views and sun loungers, beautifully weathered terracotta floors - it has bags and bags of character; still there's all mod cons too - large la screen TV, DVD player, a well appointed kitchen with extra large cooker.

The house is well equipped for kiddies with football table and board games. a fenced off splash pool (3m x 4 m) and a play ground at the end of our quiet, traffic-free pedestrian street. The house is both spacious and stylish, a pretty attractive home-from-home.

Just a stone´s throw from the village square and local shops, restaurants and bars. Here you can enjoy the very best of being in a very traditional and classically beautiful ¨pueblo blanco¨ .

Jimena is on the well known ´bird super highway¨… each year millions of birds travel from Sub-Saharan Africa to nest all over Europe. They funnel across the Strait of Gibraltar, over Jimena and, eventually, on into Europe. Walk directly from the house to view swallows, black storks, white storks, red kites, ospreys, wag-tails, etc…

Jimena de la Frontera is ideally situated to provide easy access to Blue Flag Mediterranean beaches 20 minutes' drive away, excellent restaurants, shops and superb golf courses (Valderrama, Sotogrande, etc) along the coast.

Bakers and fish sellers come every day with their van to deliver fresh bread, sweet local goodies, and sea food. Supermarkets, banks are at walking distance from the house.

The wonderful cities of Seville, Cordoba, Jerez, Tarifa, Grenada and Malaga are all less than 3 hours away - and Morocco is a 30-min ferry ride.

Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 280 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No groups under 20 years old, sorry !...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed in the courtyard. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We allow well behave dogs if their owners promise not to leave them on their own in the house during the day. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    The day center for local retired people is very friendly and welcoming. Trips are sometimes organised from the village to the coast or cultural cities in Andalusia. There is a 24h a day health center ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are a couple of stairs on the ground floor which might make it difficult for people on wheelchair to stay....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • - Bedroom one (ground floor) : Queen size bed - Bedroom two (first floor) : Two single beds - Bedroom three (first floor) : Queen size bed The bedrooms are airy and pretty large. We´re happy to provide a travel cot for young explorers....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • The bathrooms are tiled with Moroccan hand painted tiles.

Other Amenities

  • We´ll make sure you´ll have a smooth arrival and a memorable stay. 1. We´re flexible on arrival and leaving times. No stress... 2. we´ll have the house totally prepared for you : the beds will be made with freshly ironed linen. 3. Full logs basket ready for the fire place. 4. We provide a grocery pack with basics like coffee, milk, cheese and wine. 5. You´ll find the latest guide books about Andalusia on our library shelves. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    great library with novels and local travel books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    many games like Scrabble, Monooply, etc......moreless

  • Games:

    including a Wii console with many games....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Music Library : Mainly classical, jazz and flamenco . Book library in English and French....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The TV is a new 40 ´´ Samsung LED Smart TV. No Sat TV, sorry...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Wii console with many video games available (Mario, etc...)...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    Video Library : Selection of family/Oscar winning DVDs - some children's DVDs and videos...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk everywhere from the house : shops, restaurants, kids playground, walking paths. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    From the terrace, you have an amazing view to the ruins of the Moorish castle, on top the village. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From the roof top terrace, enjoy stunning views of the Nature reserve and the Moorish castle....moreless

  • Village:

    La casa delpiano is located in the heart of the white village of Jimena de la Frontera, in the nicest pedestrian street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Zanussi tumble dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heaters in bedrooms and bathrooms. Gas heaters in the lounges. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Very fast and reliable internet available everywhere in the house. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality white freshly ironed sheets and duvet covers. high-quality white Egyptian cotton towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two large living rooms with fire place, books, large tv to watch videos. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is a free car park at the end of our street (1 min walk)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Mobile phone reception is good in the village. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    White thick towels as well as beach towels are provided. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Modern washing machine in utility room - exclusive use. Dryer : Separate tumble dryer ín utility room plus upstairs covered drying area on master bedroom verandah. Exclusive use....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi (Wireless Internet) : Free wi-fi broadband access is available....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    We supply the first load of wood for your first fires....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Will keep you warm in the winter months....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    expresso machine and grounder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Professional ustensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    If something is missing, please let us know and we´ll get it for you ! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have created a Gourmet kitchen with a 90 cm wide range style cooker featuring a gas oven and a five burner gas hob. You´ll find many cooking books in our pantry as well as a bread maker, and some extra wine glasses for Wine Aficionados....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic grocery included...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The courtyard has a fenced splash pool enjoyable from June to November ( 4 meters x 3 meters x 1,20 meters) ....moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

5
from 18 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer time
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$142
$970
Special Offer
Jul 20 - Jul 27, 2017
8 night min stay

$861
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$131
$752

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Last day cleaning fee $32.68
  • Pet Fee $21.79

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Gibraltar
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
El Anon
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Algeciras
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Sotogrande
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Jimena de la Frontera
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Sotogrande
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
El Anon
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sotogrande

Car: Recommended

birdwatching (bird watching trips available) , trecking (the nature reserve paths start just behind the house), horse riding (we can recommend a great place to rent horses with a guide).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: My partner and I took a three month Andalusian break from our busy city lives in Paris and London... we fell in love with this region, a perfect cross-roads for travelers: Andalusia with its strong culture, breathtaking and ever changing landscapes ... but also on the doorstep to Africa ! We extended our stay ... a wedding, two children and thousands of new places later, tseventeen beautiful years have passed ! We are now living in the Albayzin quarter of Granada always searching more special places to share with our visitors ! We still spend time in Jimena for holidays. It´s a great place to entertain friends !

Why the Owner Chose Jimena de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain:
The home has lots of curious cozy corners. You always find a place to get away and get comfortable with a book (which we have plenty of). Planning a family gathering? A reunion of friends or family? This home has plenty of space for all and if splitting the cost amongst three bedrooms, it is the most economical option on a holiday break. .

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
The private splash pool, outdoor eating areas, great views from the roof terrace and great walks right from the house make it a little piece of heaven.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

    The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

  • Downstairs walk-in shower room

    Downstairs walk-in shower room

  • Lounge with fire place, and French windows to the courtyard

    Lounge with fire place, and French windows to the courtyard

  • Master bedroom with private terrace

    Master bedroom with private terrace

  • our street is car free, leading to the village square.

    our street is car free, leading to the village square.

  • Views from the top floor terrace. It has two sun loungers

    Views from the top floor terrace. It has two sun loungers

  • Exotic Gibraltar, 40 min drive

    Exotic Gibraltar, 40 min drive

  • Long dining table, can seats up to 8 guests.

    Long dining table, can seats up to 8 guests.

  • Jimena de la frontera from the hills in spring

    Jimena de la frontera from the hills in spring

  • Colorful double bedroom

    Colorful double bedroom

  • Tropical Andalusian courtyard

    Tropical Andalusian courtyard

  • Gourmet kitchnen with extra large SMEG free standing gas cooker

    Gourmet kitchnen with extra large SMEG free standing gas cooker

  • Up stairs bathroom with tub bath

    Up stairs bathroom with tub bath

  • First floor lounge with library, extra large flat TV and blur ray DVD player

    First floor lounge with library, extra large flat TV and blur ray DVD player

  • Our street leads to the village square where the locals meet on summer nights.

    Our street leads to the village square where the locals meet on summer nights.

  • Typical Andalusian beach in Sotogrande, 20 minutes drive from the house.

    Typical Andalusian beach in Sotogrande, 20 minutes drive from the house.

  • Dragon tree in Gibraltar

    Dragon tree in Gibraltar

  • View from the piano, on the splash pool and the diner room.

    View from the piano, on the splash pool and the diner room.

  • The Alhambra palace in Granada, 3 hours drive away

    The Alhambra palace in Granada, 3 hours drive away

VRBO #383809

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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