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Wifi Beach Front Villa Amazing Views

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Main house with two other small houses on the property

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 130 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Can smoke out doors please. Thanks:)...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact me about pets. We do accept pets, although we charge a small extra cleaning fee, and ask that you do not let you pets on the furniture, or leave them alone inside the house...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Included in the price is self service vegetables from our organic garden...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Only free satellite channels. Internet is very good for streaming live tv....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Ipod dock with speakers...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Little rocky coves under the house, the view of the Tarifa light house and ships crossing the straits of Gibraltar...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Most southern property of Spain, view at your doorstep of the Mediterranean and Atlantic ocean joining with the mountains of Morocco in the background. One of the best views in Europe...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Mediterranean and Atlantic ocean joining at your door step...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Mediterranean and Atlantic ocean joining at your door step...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Big table on terrace for 10 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    Parafine electronic heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed unlimited WIFI internet 20mg down load 6mg up load....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    In winter we included the firewood in the price...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season2
Oct 1 - Dec 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$129 $172
Fri, Sat
Xmas
Dec 22 - Jan 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$280
Low 2017
Jan 9 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$140 $172
Fri
High
Mar 31 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$290 $339
Fri, Sat
High Season 2017
Jun 30 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$339 $398
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$280 $323
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $21.52
  • Final Cleaning $43.03
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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

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


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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Gibraltar
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Tarifa Town
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
To Tangier
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Monte en Medio Vejer de la Frontera and Sotogrande
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Algeciras
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Cadiz-Malaga
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Tarifa Town
200 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Granda
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Main house with two other small houses on the property

    Main house with two other small houses on the property

  • Living Room with Amazing Views to Ocean and Africa in the background

    Living Room with Amazing Views to Ocean and Africa in the background

  • Terrace with amazing view to Africa. Closest property to Africa in Spain.

    Terrace with amazing view to Africa. Closest property to Africa in Spain.

  • Living room and dinning area

    Living room and dinning area

  • Terrace lay beds

    Terrace lay beds

  • Terrace and bbq

    Terrace and bbq

  • Second Main bedroom with Sea Views

    Second Main bedroom with Sea Views

  • Little sand beach 500m west of house good for swimming in high tide

    Little sand beach 500m west of house good for swimming in high tide

  • View of Africa from house

    View of Africa from house

  • Dos mares beach 15min from house

    Dos mares beach 15min from house

  • The last 1km drive is a dirt track, normal to high cars are ok, no low sport car

    The last 1km drive is a dirt track, normal to high cars are ok, no low sport car

  • Breathtaking Terrace with a view to Africa

    Breathtaking Terrace with a view to Africa

  • Terrace and bbq

    Terrace and bbq

  • Main View of Property

    Main View of Property

  • Little garden house for groups of more than 6. two people can stay here

    Little garden house for groups of more than 6. two people can stay here

  • Sun beds with direct view to Sea

    Sun beds with direct view to Sea

  • Main bedroom with views to Sea

    Main bedroom with views to Sea

  • Bedroom with 2 single beds

    Bedroom with 2 single beds

  • Little sand beach 500m west of house good for swimming in high tide

    Little sand beach 500m west of house good for swimming in high tide

  • Little beautiful rocky coves 100m from the house, amazing walks and wild swims

    Little beautiful rocky coves 100m from the house, amazing walks and wild swims

  • The beach of valdevaqueros with Africa in background

    The beach of valdevaqueros with Africa in background

  • Punta paloma beach 15min from house

    Punta paloma beach 15min from house

  • Self Service organic garden included in the price

    Self Service organic garden included in the price

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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