Semi-rural location, short drive from beach, bars and restaurants of El Palmar
- english, french, spanish
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’!
Gary Biston purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Gary Biston chose Vejer de la Frontera
Perfect for couples or small families looking for the combination of rurals views, but the facilties of the hamlet of Santa Lucia within an easy stroll.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a fantastic stay at Casa Lucia with our two girls. The house is well laid out and equipped with everything we needed - even though the weather was unusually bad and so we found ourselves in the house more than expected! When the sun was shining the terraced gardens are a perfect hideaway with a stunning pool. Gary was also incredibly efficient both in communication and providing information to make the most of our stay.
Very comfortable and totally private villa with beautiful garden and pool
We spent a week here in June 2018 and had almost perfect sunny weather the whole time and little wind. The villa is as described and was perfect for us two - comfortable, well equipped and in particular with a lovely garden on several levels going down to a quite large pool area that was totally secluded. You also have good views of the countryside and across to nearby Vejer. There are tables and chairs on several levels so you can pick your spot for a drink or meal. The internet worked flawlessly.
We visited Vejer twice for lunch as well as making trips to Cadiz and Tarifa. We also spent time on a total of seven different beaches in the area, which were quiet in the week and very scenic. Our favourite ones were at the south end of Bolonia and just north of Zahora.
Gary, who manages the property, was very helpful, both by email and in person. We also appreciated a good welcome pack in the fridge with butter/wine/cheese/beer.
Wonderful villa in rural location.
We had a fabulous stay in this beautifully appointed villa. From it's elevated position there are fine views over the distant fields, and a saunter down the terraced gardens lead you to the jewel in it's crown-the large, inviting pool!
We enjoyed a meal at each of the village restaurants and we can recommend these if you don't want to cook!!
Our wonderful host Gary made us most welcome upon our arrival at this spotlessly clean home. We didn't need to see Gary again but he was on hand had we needed him.
Julia and Philip were a pleasure to host in Casa Lucia. They cared for the house and less it spotless when they vacated. I look forward to welcoming them back to Casa Lucia or indeed any of the properties I also manage on my Andalucia Hideaways website!
Located near the beautiful "pueblo blanco" of Vejer de la Frontera with its many restaurants, this is a quiet location in the village of Santa Lucia which itself has three super restaurants within walking distance of the villa. It was lovely to wake up to birds singing in the morning. A super location with easy access to nearby towns of Medina Sidonia, Barbate, Chiclana, Conil, Jerez, and Tarife. The front and back terraces of the villa offer places to sit or lie down in sun or shade. Wish it had been warm enough to use the pool while there, but it was lovely to look at. Fantastic views of Vejer from the house and on a clear day one can almost see Morocco from the back terrace. Kitchen is well equipped and the villa has dishwasher, washing machine, and television. There is private parking for one car in front of the house which is a plus as the road into Santa Lucia is narrow. Good walking trails nearby. The owner was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We didn't want to leave and are looking forward to returning! Highly recommended.
A great place to relax!
What a wonderful place, very peaceful and hidden away, yet so close to beautiful places to eat and visit. The villa is furnished to a very high standard and the pool is fantastic. Our two young children loved the 2 terraces and the pool. The owner was very friendly, and helped settle us in well. Highly recommended!
lovely villa and fantastic views
The villa was finished and equipped to a very high standard, the views from the terraces were stunning, the tranquil and quiet location made it really relaxing holiday. The local restaurants were only walking distance away but did not speak hardly any English. The only slight downside which did not really effect us was that the only English channel you could get was sky news. there was plenty of places to sit or lie down in either in the sun or shade. The steps were quite steep to the terraces and it would not be suitable for young children or the elderly
From Tarifa, the Costa de la Luz runs like a golden ribbon westwards to Cádiz and beyond to the border with Portugal. The Spanish themselves favour this Atlantic shore, long stretches of dunes, anchored by pine and eucalyptus trees. Here, you can indulge yourself – you haven’t lived until you’ve feasted on Sanlucar de Barrameda’s giant prawns or the fresh tuna from Conil. Go ‘on safari’ in the Doñana National Park’s bush land, a twitchers’ paradise where black kites swoop and white spoonbills from Africa come to breed each year. Or head inland, past the giant silhouettes of Osborne’s bull and Sandeman’s señor which flag up the sherry vineyards and the bodegas of Jerez itself. One of the jewels of this coast is the small fortress town of Vejer de la Frontera, a dazzle of sugar-cube houses high on a ridge. A day can easily slip by as you admire balconies and patios and intricate window grilles – or enjoy tapas accompanied by a glass of chilled Manzanilla in one of its friendly bars.
Other Activities: Kite-surfing
Golf: Less than 10mins drive from the wonderful facilities of Montemedio, slightly further to the course at Benalup, Conil and Chiclana, Arcos and Jerez