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Spacious Historic Home, with Gourmet Kitchen and a Well Tuned Piano. Sleeps 6

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The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

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Last updated: 01/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Spacious, Elegant, Well Appointed, Lots of Nooks and Crannys

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 !
The house includes :

- three airy double bedrooms,
- two bathrooms, one with bath tube and one with walk-in shower.
- a study with desk, library and reliable internet connection for working holidays,
- two spacious lounges, with fire places, sofas, armchairs, a well tuned up-right 1938 piano and plenty of corners.

Oak beams, twisty walls, hand glazed tiles, a choice of terraces and a tropical Andalusian courtyard, 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 SMEG 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¨ with great views over the glorious sweep of countryside below the village, over to the Rock of Gibraltar.

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 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 2
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only

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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  • Queen size Beds (2) Two of the double bedrooms have a queen bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has two single beds, Baby Cribs (1) We´re happy to provide a travel cot for young explorers....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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
  • Family
  • Romantic

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
  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Zanussi tumble dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

    National calls included. Mobile phone reception is good....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • 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

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    expresso machine and grounder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Professional ustensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have created a Gourmet kitchen with a 90 cm wide range style cooker from SMEG. The cooker features 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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The courtyard has a splash pool enjoyable from June to November...moreless

Building Type

  • Farmhouse

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
discounted rate
Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$43
Summer time
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$950
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$128
$726

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Last day cleaning fee $37.38
  • Pet Fee $32.04
  • Baskets of fire logs $8.54

Notes:

Rates are as follow :

July and August 840 euros weekly

The rest of the year 650 euros weekly (prices in dollars are for information)


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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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 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

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Photos

  • The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

    The zaguan, traditional entrance hall to the house.

  • Colorful double bedroom

    Colorful double bedroom

  • Tropical Andalusian courtyard

    Tropical Andalusian courtyard

  • Downstairs walk-in shower room

    Downstairs walk-in shower room

  • Master bedroom with private terrace

    Master bedroom with private terrace

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

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

  • 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.

  • Cazorla castle

    Cazorla castle

  • Exotic Gibraltar, 40 min drive

    Exotic Gibraltar, 40 min drive

  • The Alhambra palace in Granada, 3 hours drive away

    The Alhambra palace in Granada, 3 hours drive away

  • The study with free WIFI internet and library with books about walks in the area

    The study with free WIFI internet and library with books about walks in the area

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

    Long dining table, can seats up to 8 guests.

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

    Lounge with fire place, and French windows to the 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

  • 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

  • Jimena, a white hill top village, crowned by the ruins of a Moorish castle.

    Jimena, a white hill top village, crowned by the ruins of a Moorish castle.

  • Surroundings

    Surroundings

  • Typical Andalusian beach

    Typical Andalusian beach

  • Dragon tree in Gibraltar

    Dragon tree in Gibraltar

  • Jimena de la frontera from the hills in spring

    Jimena de la frontera from the hills in spring

VRBO #383809

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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