Casa El Delfin
About the home
Casa El Delfin is in a peaceful location in Pago del Humo on the outskirts of the town of Chiclana, this area being referred to as one of Spain’s best kept secrets. It is only fifteen minutes drive from the 7km blue flag sandy beach of La Barrosa, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the daily local markets for fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, there are many bargains to be had. There are many excellent local restaurants for eating out. There is a local supermarket with bakery, pharmacy and restaurants all within walking distance.
FREE Wi-Fi/Internet access. Clients with Wi-Fi enabled laptops can connect to the Internet. The villa benefits from its own access, secure parking and private garden with stone barbecue, tables and chairs all provided for that al fresco dining experience. There is lockable gated access to a shared pool wth diving board, patio area, sun loungers, tables and chairs. El Delfin is an ideal base for couples looking for a relaxing holiday or for those wishing to explore the Cadiz region, with many sporting and leisure activities on offer in the area. The weather is good all year round with Atlantic breezes to keep it cool in the Summer. From Aqua Parks (Open June / September ) to Theme Parks & Zoos, Bodegas & Flamenco, Walks, Hikes and Rides everyone is kept happy!
Nearest airport Jerez (Ryanair) 35 mins drive, Gibraltar (Easyjet & Monarch) 70 mins drive, Seville 1.5 hrs drive, Malaga 2.25 hrs drive.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||La Barrosa, 7km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Air conditioning is fitted in the villa (hot and cold) and there are plug in radiators for the Winter, which includes a log burning stove. The flatscreen TV has Freeview (English) channels, radio, Spanish TV and a DVD Player. FREE Wi-Fi/Internet access. Clients with Wi-Fi enabled laptops can connect to the Internet. A selection of books, games, and a hairdryer. There is also a supply of up to date brochures of what to see and do and local maps. Fire blanket provided and First Aid Kit.
The property is cleaned before arrival, beds made, fresh bath towels and beach towels are provided and prepared for your stay. If staying for more than 14 nights bed linen and towels are replaced weekly. Mid stay clean & laundry can be provided by arrangement at extra cost if required.
A Free Welcome Food and Drinks Pack is provided. Beach chairs, parasol, cool box are all FREE
Professional Boogie boards may be hired from me.
Shower/shaving gel, shampoo and personal items etc can be purchased for you for your arrival - receipts provided.
Further details outdoors:
Casa El Delfin has its own gated access and parking area for a car. There are tables, chairs and parasol. A stone built Barbecue is set to one side - all set for the Al fresco dining experience. The villa is fitted with mosquito blinds and air condioning. El Delfin is a great base close to tourist attractions.
A lockable gate leads to the pool area. The Swimming pool has a deep end of over 2.6m with a diving board. There are many sun loungers, seating and tables and chairs provided. A porch area gives shade during the hotter times. The pool is cleaned twice weekly, and maintained to the highest standard.
Driving directions from the airport and GPS will be sent to you before departure. You will be met on arrival and shown to the villa. The Owner, who speaks Spanish and English, lives adjacent and is on hand to help you. Many tourist information leaflets and information pack provided.
Outdoor swimming pool available May -October. Shared with a three bed villa only.
English/ Spanish-speaking Owner on hand to answer any questions.
Flexible changeover day to take advantage of the cheap flights.
Changeover days can be flexible - to take advantage of the cheap flights.
There is strictly no smoking inside the Villa, but smoking is permitted outside.
Discounts are available for longer lets, please enquire.
A non-returnable 30% deposit is required at time of booking and full payment is normally six weeks prior to your arrival date, or can be paid on arrival. Late bookings can be paid on arrival.
Refundable breakages deposit of 200 Euros or sterling required on arrival, to be refunded on day of departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The Costa de la Luz region
The Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) is situated at the southernmost tip of Spain. The Summers are hot and sunny but not uncomfortably so, the Atlantic sea breezes relieve the heat and in the Winter the days remain warm and sunny so you can still sit outside and enjoy a drink or meal, and take part in your favourite sport or leisure activity. The beaches are very clean and sandy and development is low key (unlike the Costa del Sol).
There are many day trips to be had, some of which I have detailed:
Visit Cadiz (20 mins drive) the oldest city in Europe - narrow streets, town squares, beaches, museums and cathedral, tapas and restaurants. Visit the wonderful Ficus gardens with the many free flying parrots. Try someof the delicious fish - lubina (sea bass), almejas (clams) and langostinos (large prawns).
Drive to the hills and zig-zag your way to visit one of the (pueblo blancos) white towns, from Medina Sidonia, Arcos de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, see the Roman and Moors influence, the clifftop views, cobblestone streets and beautiful squares.
Explore Tarifa (45 mins drive), the kite and windsurf capital and on the way visit Bolonia (the extensive Roman ruins of a large town (Baelo Claudia/Bolonia). Tarifa town has many charming restaurants and if you feel adventurous go on a whale and dolphin safari, or take a trip to Tangiers, Morocco and explore the souks and tantalise your tastebuds.
Take a drive to Jerez (35 mins drive) and visit some of the world's finest bodegas and sample the sherries and brandies, visit the famous dancing horses (The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is in the grounds of the Cadenas Palace; and just ouside Jerez is the Yeguada de la Cartuja where the beautiful Carthusian horses are bred) and explore the Moorish Alcazar, Mosque and Bath house. The cathedral is worth a visit with its Gothic and Renaissance styles. Flamenco Shows are to be found here. There is also a Zoo and Crocodile farm.
Drive to Gibraltar (80 mins drive) (remember your passport!) and take in the history with a cable car ride, visit the Barbary apes and rock, the caves and take advantage of the tax free shopping.
There are many golf courses within a 45 minute drive, they are not overcrowded, many offer packages which include lunch and the all-round weather with cheap flights make an ideal short break.
There is a large Theme Park (Isla Magica) to be found in Seville.
There is an excellent Water Park in Puerto Santa Maria. Also here there are lovely walks along the river and the many shellfish restaurants tempt you! You can also pick a passenger ferry up here and go over to Cadiz for less than 3.00 Euros.
A 13 km boat trip along the Guadalquivir River from Sanlucar de Barrameda (buy tickets in the old Ice factory on the front) takes you through the Donana National Park, home to many permanent and visiting species of wildlife. There are over 100 species of birds which are known to reside here, as well as amphibians, reptiles, and several species of fish. There is a rich variety of mammals, such as the lynx and the mongoose. There are also red and fallow deer, and wild boar.
There are many Ferias and Carnivals in the local area. Semana Santa (Easter) has many processions on a grand scale in most towns. The Feria de Abril is a week long party of fine food, flamenco and fino! The first week of May offers the Spring horse fair in Cadiz. September is party time in Jerez with carnivals and horse parades. The local Chiclana Feria is around the 13 June. During the Summer months there is much on offer - brochures and details of local festivals and activities are provided.
The Chiclana / Pago Del Humo area
Pago del Humo is a small village on the outskirts of Chiclana. There is a supermarket (fresh bread, fruit/veg and butcher), a pharmacy, many Venta/Bar Restaurants and a large DIY/repairs shop.
Chiclana itself (5 mins drive) is a typical Spanish town. It has attractive traditional style buildings and a pedestrianised shopping area. There is also a covered indoor market selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and a great variety of fish and shellfish open 8 am - 2 pm. Most of the vegetables are local grown and they taste superb! There is also an outdoor market held on a Tuesday from approx 10 am - 2 pm (near the blue bridge in the centre of town by the bull ring). There are many churches, squares, shops and restaurants to visit in Chiclana.
The Feria, this year is the week around the 13 June and is spectacular. See the locals dress up in their flamenco costumes, ride to the Feria on horseback, enjoy the Tapas, Music, Sherry and Ambience. Take the kids around the Fairground, see the lights and the Fireworks!
The Chiclana Spa, at Fuente Amarga offers various treatments including mud baths and massage.
Casa Mariposas is approximately 15 minutes drive from the fabulous Blue Flag sandy beach of La Barrosa (over 7 kms) long with many facilities for the children in the Summer. Next to La Barrosa is the unspoilt Sancti Petri beach where the river comes in. The abandoned village of Sancti Petri has a fishing harbour, marina and a water sports centre, you can hire a Kayak, go banana boating, take a boat trip around the bay and see the Island of Hercules.
A Moroccan Hammam at Novo Sancti Petri offers candlelit baths, massage, dining and bellydance performances, in a beautiful setting, perfect for relaxing. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the rooftop terrace with views across the pine forest. There is a large commercial centre at Novo Sancti Petri.
There is also a Medical Clinic in Chiclana Town (open 24 hrs a day), where some English is spoken, should you be unfortunate enough to have a medical problem while on holiday.
How to get there
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Jerez the nearest airport is just 35 minutes from Casa Mariposas and El Delfin.
Jerez the nearest airport is just 35 minutes from Casa Mariposas and El Delfin.
Jerez - www.ryanair.com.
Seville - www.ryanair.com, www.easyjet.com, www.ba.com.
Gibraltar - www.easyjet.com, www.ryanair.com, www.ba.com.
Malaga - www.malagaairport.eu
Seville airport approx 90 minutes
Gibraltar airport approx 75 minutes
Malaga approx 135 minutes
Malaga can be reached from the following U.K. airports:
Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Doncaster/Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle
Birmingham, Coventry, E. Midlands,
Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Norwich,
London - Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted
Activities near Chiclana
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
02 Dec 2012
We stayed at El Delfin for a week in July following a visit to seville. So we arrived chilled out and this continued at Chiclana. We received a lovely welcome having followed excellent directions and... more
23 Jun 2012
Had a wonderful two week stay. Casa El Delfin easy to reach by car from Jerez airport (30 minutes). Car is essential. House is small but charming, absolutely sufficient for two. Well equipped with... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 270||-||-||Flexible|
|1 Nov 12||15 Dec 12||£ 260||-||-||Flexible|
|15 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 290||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 300||-||-||3 Nights|
|1 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 275||-||-||1 Night|
|1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Week|
|1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 365||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 465||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 285||-||-||1 Night|
|1 Nov 13||1 Jan 14||£ 275||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 30% non returnable deposit (bank transfer) is required at time of booking.
Final Payment to be made in full 6 weeks prior to departure by bank transfer or cash on arrival.
If a late booking, payment may be made in cash on arrival.
200 Euros/Sterling Breakages deposit refunded when villa checked.
If staying for more than 14 nights, fresh bed linen and new towels are provided on a weekly basis.
A full and safe Babysitting Service available for clients.
Full size wooden cot and a travel cot, cot linen, changing table, baby rocker, two highchairs and a car seat provided - Free of Charge
All safety armbands, rubber rings, pool toys, buckets and spades provided for 0-6 year olds FREE
Cool Box, Beach chairs, parasol all provided FREE for beach
Extra villa cleaning and washing and ironing can be undertaken price on request.
Also professional Boogie/Body Boards are available for hire.Enquire now
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