Las casas de Betis
House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Las Casas de Betis are two independent restored air-conditioned farmhouses 350 and 90 sq. m. with private pool and 2300 sq. m. garden embedded in the quietness of the rural village of Betis in the Parque Natural del Estrecho, at the foot of the climbing area of Sierra de San Bartolome, in front of the mountains of Parco Natural de los Alcornocalas, only 5 min far from Punta Paloma beach and from Bolonia bay and dunes, Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia with its roman harbor.
The two houses have a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for a total capacity of 8 + 4 beds.
Casa Amarilla, 350 sq. m. on different levels, is a 150 years old restored farmhouse with Tarifa’s stone floors, clay, wood beams and reed ceilings. This villa has two livings, one wooden floor with fireplace, stereo, TV satellite and one terracotta floor with library and piano (airconditioned). The wide open field kitchen to the lounge is well equipped, a dining room with a conservatory on the garden, 2 double bedrooms (airconditioned), 2 bedrooms with two single beds each, porch and laundry. Villa has 2 bathrooms in the house and one more on the porch. There is a magnificent pool in a garden of 1300 square meters distributed in various levels. A house with a special charm for those who love architecture and environment field near the best beaches of Tarifa.
Casa Blanca, 90 sq. m. on one level, is a charming cottage recently restored. This cottage is simply and originally decorated, with one double and one tween bed bedroom, both with bathroom en suite, a spacious lounge overlooking the countryside, (airconditioned with a portable machine), TV satellite and DVD, a fully equipped kitchen leading to the porch with garden view, outdoor table, chairs, sun lounger, barbecue. From the 1000 sq.m. garden you have an excellent view of the rocky profile of the mountains and in summer you can admire the vaults of the vultures living there.
Both houses have electric heating system
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Punta Paloma 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 54 km, Nearest railway: Algeciras 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
In Tarifa guests can find:
- bikes rental
- mountain bike rentals
- municipal tennis court
- municipal paddle court
- kitesurfing lessons
- windsurfing lessons
- scuba diving courses
- climbing lessons
- horse riding lessons
- specialized wine shop
Basic rates includes:
- water and power consumption
- bed-linen with weekly change
- towels with weekly change
- use of washing machine
- air conditioning (see above)
- initial and final cleening (if the houses are left in order)
- use of internet USB modem (only one modem)
Basic rate DOES NOT include:
- winter surcharge for heating power consumption
Swiming pool dimension 8 x 4 mt, max depth 1.70, min depth 1.20 mt. Equipped with 8 deck chairs/sun beds.
Each houes has a washing machine. Dryer machine is in common.
Due to the moderate temperate also in august, Casa Amarilla, 8 beds, is equipped with air conditioning only in two bedrooms and in the library, while Casa Blanca. 4 beds, is equipped with portable air conditioning machine.
Small pet are admitted on request, please contact the manager: Pierangelo +34 646 476894
The Andalucia region
Andalucia is the true home of typically Spanish experiences. Bullfighting, flamenco, tapas, guitar, all began in Andalucía and remain deeply embedded here. Other aspects of Spanish life take on their most extreme forms here: Andalucian fiestas are the noisiest and most colourful (do you know Seville’s Feria de Abril?), Easter processions have more pageantry, the summer heat is more broiling, the people are at their most vivacious, fun-loving and family-oriented. The coastal tourist resorts are the most densely crowded in the whole country, though you may be able to find a beach to yourself along the Costa de la Luz and Cadiz province if you like.
In Andalucía you will see the jewels of Islamic architecture, Granada’s Alhambra and Cordoba’s mezquita. The region also has a fabulous heritage of cathedrals, palaces and castles from later eras. Contemporary Andalucía is ever more cosmopolitan and fashionable, with towns and cities like Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz and Malaga, full of stylish restaurants and pumping nightlife maintaining their historic charm.
Andalucía is a land of surprises: pristine beaches, inland green hills, white villages, huge nature reserves (one-fifth of Andalucian territory is under environmental protection), and the snowcapped highest mountain in Spanish, the Sierra Nevada.
Cádiz is an elegant, old port city of largely 18th century construction. Cádiz is crammed onto the head of a promontory like an ocean-going ship, and the tang of salty air and ocean vistas are never far away. It has a long and fascinating history, absorbing monuments and museums and enjoyable places. The people of Cádiz, the gaditanos, make the place truly special: warm, open, cultured gaditanos are concerned chiefly to enjoy life, whether simply enjoying each other’s company in the city’s bars or plazas, or indulging in Spain’s most riotous spring carnival.
Betis is a very small place of only about 30 house just half way between Tarifa and Bolonia, at the base of Sierra de San Bartolome, in front of the mountains of the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales. In the aldea there are still some old farmers who let their cattle walk around freely during the day so don’t be surprised if you meet cows, horses, donkeys and other animals crossing your road.
For lovers of climbing, in the area there are also more than 60 climbing routes, both for beginners and for more experienced people.
For birdwachers Tarifa is the crossing area for birds from Europe to Africa
Tarifa is a little fishing town, whose name origins from an early Moorish invader, Tarif Ibn Malik, who led a raid in 710. It is considered the windsurfing capital of Europe and is located in the straits of Gibraltar between northern Africa and southern Europe, where the meeting of the Mediterranean and Atlantic create almost constantly-blowing strong western breezes. Tarifa is the only european town who each morning weak up looking at Africa
Local fishermen still use the Almadraba method of fishing, a practice which has not changed since 13th Century. The Tuna fishing season starts beginning of April and end in June.
The narrow cobbled streets, plenty of little tapas bars and beautiful wrought-iron rejas make Tarifa old town a charming place with castellated walls and whitewashed houses much of what constructed in the 18th Century. Castle of Guzman el Bueno, the city arab Castle, was built in 960
On the hills behind Tarifa are hundreds of wind turbines, one of the largest wind farms in Europe.
Tarifa fans will also be interested in 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coehlo featuring the tales of the little shepherd boy who visits Tarifa on his way to Morocco.
Tarifa is famous for its 10 km of white sandy beaches, a paradise protected as a Natural Area and location of annual world wind surf championships, and well known as a Wale-watching center. Wonderful opportunity to get close to whales, dolphins and other sea mammals.
OUT OF AFRICA
Tangiers, reached from Tarifa by ferry in just 35 minutes, has a fascinating history: "international zone" from 1920 until 1950, become a haven for Europeans in search of an alternative lifestyle, spies and millionaires. Among famous writers attracted by its exotic atmosphere there are W. Burroughs, T.enessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Matisse also painted in the city. Visitors are now attracted by the medina, by its winding streets, by the famous Kasbah and colourful souks.
BAELO CLAUDIA, ROMAN HERITAGE
Bolonia is a small isolated fishing village (5 mins from Betis) site of Roman archaeological excavations “Baelo Claudia” which became famous as the source of a fish-based savoury paste, garum, a gentlemen’s relish much prized as a garnish in meals by the Roman inhabitants of first-century.
Due to its cul-de-sac situation Bolonia bay, one of the most beautiful sandy bay and dune system in Europe, is still a well-kept secret and remains largely unspoilt.
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