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WIFI Beach Front Villa Amazing Views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Most Southern Property Of Spain Looking Over The Ocean Towards Morocco

Europe´s closest house to Africa. Here Africa meets Europe and the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean. The view is, quite simply … sensational, a panorama of two continents, a great ocean and a dazzling sea, in the middle of the Natural Park of the Straits of Gibraltar. And the villa makes the very best of this amazing location with huge picture windows looking directly out across the sea.

Just 100 meters from the shoreline, here Africa meets Europe and the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean. Views are breathtaking, across the deep blue sea bright in the sunshine to the massive peaks of the Atlas Mountains which rise up dramatically beyond Morocco's beaches just eight miles away.

To your left you look far into the ever widening Mediterranean, to your right to the vast expanses of a great ocean. Here you will feast on glorious sunrises, golden sunsets; the quality of light is unbelievable.

And it's incredibly relaxing too, watching the ships passing slowly through the Straits of Gibraltar (more than 350 ships, yachts and ferries negotiate this narrow stretch of water every day), the street lights of Tangier, Ceuta and other towns on the Moroccan coastline twinkling brightly at night. If you are lucky, you will spot whales and dolphins or the biggest bird migrations in Europe as they fly from one continent to the other.

Tarifa is only a couple of kilometers away (a beautiful, 25 minute walk along the cliffs; just eight minutes by car) but right here there is nothing but peace, tranquility and the sound of silence. Just amazing seascapes and the stunning nature of the Natural Park all around which plunges dramatically down to the rocky, wild beaches. A perfect place to disconnect from life's usual routines.

There are all manner of coastal and countryside tracks to explore, an abundance of wild flowers everywhere, a new and always sensational view to be enjoyed at every turn. Only a few roaming cows on the hillsides and the occasional fisherman down on the rocks to keep you company. It's magical!

Access is pretty good considering the terrain all around is so spectacular. Until recently these hills were the sole domain of the Spanish military; they have left now but the roads and tracks they built through the steep hills and valleys remain.

So the access road is tarmacked, if a little narrow and bendy in places and only the last 800 meters to the house is dirt track. This bit is a little bumpy but easily negotiable in an ordinary car with due care and attention. We don't recommend a low-slung sports car.

views from the clifftop to Tarifa.

A little path leads up through the garden to the villa, gleaming white and dazzlingly bright in the sunshine. It's of simple design and construction, neatly and attractively furnished with everything you will need to enjoy your stay. But its predominant feature is the fabulous view through its huge windows … not only is it the closest villa to Africa, it has probably got the best views in Europe!

One enters to the living / dining room / kitchen with its amazing picture window. The light simply floods in! Colorful cushions are scattered on bench seating around a wooden coffee table at the front of the room, with a little dining area behind and the kitchen to its side. It's adequately equipped for rustling up basic meals (there's a big fridge/freezer and a 4 ring hob etc) but please note that there is no oven.

The master bedroom (with a 4 poster double bed) leads off on one side. It's spacious and, of course, has a view! The en-suite facilities are in the room, the W.C. screened off by opaque glass tiles. Not everyone's cup of tea, perhaps, but not a bad place to take your morning shower, looking out over the shimmering sea!

On the other side of the living room, a short corridor leads to the other two bedrooms (one double with great sea views) and one twin (with views to the side and to the Atlantic). They share a bathroom between them (walk-in shower, no bath tub). There is also an outdoor shower.

Glass doors open from the living room to the outdoor sitting and terrace areas. There's a little seating area (for two) just outside the room and a larger terrace area to the side of the villa. A wooden dining table for al fresco meals, a sunshade, sunbeds and lay-down teak chairs make this a lovely spot to soak up the sun whilst watching the ships gliding silently by beyond the giant bulrushes below the house.

On the other side of the villa, passing by a little graveled area with more sun beds, a high cane hedge marks the garden's boundary and protects the house from Levante winds. The gateway through the hedge will take you to a little vegetable garden (the gardener, Francisco, will offer you some seasonal vegetables whenever he can).

It's about as ecological as can be here. There's no mains electricity in this remote corner of Spain, so everything works on solar and wind power; water comes from local wells. There's no air conditioning either, the fresh sea breezes and the stone construction of the villa keep everything cool, even on the hottest of summer days.

A short stroll onto the headland (you will see Tarifa clearly from here, a mile or so further along the coast) takes you to the rocky coves of the Mediterranean. There are no sandy beaches here, just wild, rugged but very beautiful coves, excellent for fishing and snorkeling. You can sunbathe unmolested in any number of these little bays.

There's a million things to do from here, quite apart from reveling in this amazing location. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and night spots in and around Tarifa, mile upon mile of white, sandy beaches on the Costa de la Luz immediately beyond. There are beautiful white villages in inland Cádiz to explore, wind and kite surfing, diving, golf, horse riding et al. This is not just the coast of light, it is also the coast of wonders.

And there's always the option of a day trip to Morocco, only 35 minutes away from Tarifa on the high speed catamaran … but a totally different world. Ferries also leave from Algeciras and, either way, it's a wonderful trip, especially on the longer, 3 hour trip from Algeciras, the ship accompanied through the Straits by dolphins and whales.

Client comments include, 'Absolutely fab! Will definitely come back! This place is amazing, five star accommodation with five star views across to Africa' and 'There are few places where you can find this unique combination of an awesome landscape (you can see Africa from your bed), a very comfortable and well designed house and great hospitality from the owners. Our favorite place in Europe, hands down!

More Details

Owner
Marcos Welsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Marcos Welsh

I was born in Malaga, Spain of Australian parents, at the age of 18 I moved to Tarifa attracted by the windsurfing and was Spanish champion and also did the world cup, i was looking for a special place for many years and after living in the Costa de la Luz for ten years decided to buy La Casa de la Costa, at that time i meet Paco who has helped my family as a builder, gardener and above all as a friend. We run the Casa de la Costa and Casa del Estrecho together as a holiday rental house, so when i am not around Paco looks after everyone and I live part of the year in Australia with my family, and do all the bookings via email and organize with Paco the hand over of the keys to our clients, we have been doing this for a while now and are both very happy to please our clients.

Marcos Welsh purchased this house in 2000

Why Marcos Welsh chose Tarifa

After living for ten years in La Costa de la Luz, and looking everywhere for the perfect place, it finally came in the form of a run down finca (farm) just 3km for the center of Tarifa, immediately i saw the potential of the place, and although it is extremely difficult to get the refurbishing permits for building i went ahead, and after many head aches with local authorities managed to get the permits, and with Paco and myself built up the three houses on the finca slowly but surely, ten years later it was finished, La Finca de la Costa is considered to be one of the best properties in the hole of La Costa de la Luz (not boasting) and has THE BEST VIEW to Africa. It simply doesn't get better.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits of the property Although just an 8 min drive from the center of town, but the last 800m is a dirt track which low sport cars can not access, but normal cars can access perfectly well, or a 25min walk, it seems like you are the only person in the world when staying at the property.Its the closest house to Africa, very inspiring place to stay and let your creativity flourish.

Amenities

Tarifa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Included in the price is self service vegetables from our organic garden

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful location! Stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

The house worked really well for us, a family of five. It was lovely to pick the fresh veg from the garden and having drinks watching the sun set over Africa. The layout of the house is good and the design makes the most of the sea views. The furnishings are a little tired but it had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding view and excellent service

  • 5 of 5

Marcus Place was amazing better that i expected The House was PERFECT... The photos are accurate , Bedrooms and Bathroom are very nice. The views from the house are breathtaking and the sunset is amazing , also when is dark is so nice to sit outside and look at the sky full of stars. We didn't got to meet Marcus but spoke to him on the phone and was very nice and pleasant to talk, We met Paco the house keeper and he was very nice and helpful with everything, so pleasant to talk and always willing to help with a big smile on his face all the time. house is very close to the city of tarifa by car or walking tru the mountains you be there in 25 min also easy to get to Tangier morocco from tarifa you can take the ferry but make sure you get a personal guide to the city when u get there and the drive to rock of Gibraltar from the house is very nice too just drive to the city and park the car outside then walk to the entrance they have tours guide there I will definitely recommend Marcus house and looking forward to come back in the near future 👍

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Natürlich im besten Sinne des Wortes

  • 5 of 5

Selten hat ein Aufenthalt so nachgewirkt. Das Haus besticht durch sein Lage, Blick auf Afrika, Natur pur rundherum und sehr gute Betten - Erholung garantiert. Besonders wenn man in den hauseigenen Garten geht und erntet: Salat, Tomaten, Artischocken, Zwiebeln und viele Kräuter. Einfaches Leben wird zum Kult.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Merveilleux endroit

  • 5 of 5

Tout est parfait, la vue,la maison,la localisation, Marco et Paco toujours la pour rendre service, le potager, la liberté. C'est vraiment un endroit à part. Merci ici.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Tarifa Town
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
To Tangier
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Monte en Medio Vejer de la Frontera and Sotogrande
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Cadiz-Malaga
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Tarifa Town
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Granda
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
100m little rock coves.500m west little sand beach
Car: necessary

The Costa de la Luz, Tarifa is one of the last unspoilt places on the coast of south Andalusia, a small vibrant village on the most southern tip of Spain where water sports, leisure and lifestyle intertwine into one of the most authentic spots on this coast, a place to truly relax and let go of the routine of life.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $47.16
Pet Fee $23.58

The last 1km drive is on a dirt track. Its good for normal to high cars, but not so good for low sport cars. Included in the price is a welcome bottle of wine, linen and bathroom towels, self service vegetable from the organic garden, the final cleaning, and Paco our house keeper is available for any assistance with the house. Once the booking is confirmed, i will send some pdf files to your email with info on how to arrive etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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