Casa Las Mariposas
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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Las Mariposas 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, 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. The villa benefits from its own access, secure parking and private garden with stone charcoal BBQ, tables and chairs all provided for that al fresco dining experience. There is lockable gated access to a private pool wth diving board, patio area, sun loungers, tables and chairs. Safety armbands, rubber rings, pool toys are provided for 0-6 years FREE. Two Cots, Two Highchairs, Rocker Baby Seat, Changing Table, Umbrella style quality buggy with parasol, Two Potties - what more do you need?
Las Mariposas is an ideal base for families, very baby & toddler friendly, 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 all the family are 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 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Barrosa 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Jerez (La Parra) 46 km, Nearest railway: San Fernando 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Air conditioning is fitted in the lounge (hot and cold) and there are extra fans for the Summer and heaters for the Winter, which includes a glass fronted log burning fire. The flatscreen TV has IPTV (English) channels, Euro Sateliite TV and Spanish TV and radio channels. FREE Wi-Fi/Internet access. There is a Video Player with a selection of videos, a DVD Player with DVDs a selection of adult and children's books, games, and a hairdryer. A full size wooden cot (second cot available for twins) and linen is provided along with a changing table, baby rocker, potty, fold up buggy and two highchairs. There is also a supply of up to date brochures of what to see and do and local maps. Fire extinguisher provided and First Aid Kit.
The property is cleaned before arrival, beds made, fresh towels (bath towels and beach towels)are provided and prepared for your stay. If staying for more than 14 days 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.
Before leaving the UK I was a social services registered qualified childminder and first aider. I can offer parents a safe Babysitting Service for a nominal fee. I speak Spanish and live adjacent to the property so am on call most days.
Beach chairs, umbrellas, buckets and spades are all FREE.
Shower/shaving gel, shampoo and personal items etc can be purchased for you for your arrival - receipts provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Casa Mariposas has its own gated access and parking area for a car. There are tables, chairs and parasols. 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 doors. The garden area is very secure for young children to play.
A tall lockable gate (providing piece of mind with little ones!) leads to the pool area. Safety armbands, rubber rings, pool toys are provided for 0-6 years FREE. 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 and GPS from the airports/various directions 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.
Swimming pool available May -October.
English/ Spanish-speaking Owner on hand to answer any questions.
Flexible changeover day to take advantage of the cheap flights.
About this location
The Andalucia 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.
Pago del Humo is a small village on the outskirts of Chiclana which stays open all year round. There are mini- supermarkets (fresh bread, fruit/veg and meat), 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 10-15 minutes drive from the fabulous 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. The other side of La Barrosa is Novo Sancti Petri offering designer clothing and little independent shops with many cafes and bars.
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.
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20 Sep 2013
"Thank you for a lovely stay"
We all had a lovely and relaxing time. The children - aged five and seven - loved the videos, the pool (and diving board!) and soft toys. When I mention returning to Spain they always say 'yes, if we can stay in the exact same house again.'
Thank you, if the children are happy the parents are happy... I am glad that you found everything that you needed to have a happy and relaxing stay.
4 Jul 2013
"What A Lovely Villa and Location"
We had a superb 2 week stay in Mandy's 3 bedroom villa, What a beautiful part of Spain and with fabulous beaches a 10 minute drive away, There was lots to do and our visit to Seville was fantastic. The pool is lovely and clean and we had such a relaxing time in Chiclana. Highly recommended by not only me but also my 3 grown sons. We shall definitely return! Thanks to Mandy and Mario for all the useful information about where to go and the best way to get there.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting such a nice family and we hope to see you again.
22 May 2013
A spacious (3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms) and cozy house, fully equipped. Nothing missing. The owner lives just around the corner - keeps distance if you want, nevertheless always available in case of quest… More
It was lovely having you to stay, a well behaved pet is welcome at any time and has a safe environment for a pet to play without worrying about its escape.
2 Sep 2012
"The perfect villa for families with young children"
This was our first holiday abroad with my young son and the 'family friendly' element of the villa sold it to us. We were not disappointed.The owner, Mandy, had thought of everything and we … More
Thanks for your lovely review. Las Mariposas is a family friendly villa and I can accommodate twins with double equipment of most things. I am glad your stay was enjoyable for you.
24 Jun 2012
"Relaxing, family friendly accomodation"
This was our second trip to Villa Mariposa. We love the pool and the house which is well equipped, homely, secluded and it's very easy to feel relaxed there. The house is close to some fantastic … More
Although I am in a quieter area it is pretty central to a lot of attractions within half an hour's drive and near to a main road and walking distance to a local value for money venta/bar. Thank you for your informative review.
30 May 2012
"Great facilities, good location, friendly owner on site."
Husband and myself stayed at Las Mariposas for extended stay last year and had a fabulous holiday.
Mandy is on hand for any queries and is a mine of information on local events.tourist attractions.
We even had free internet access.
Thanks for your response. It was a pleasure having you stay here in the Costa de la Luz.
14 Jul 2011
"Fantastic villa, super location, perfect for young families"
We have just returned from an absolutely great holiday in Costa de la Luz staying in Casa las Mariposas. The house is situated in a great area - within easy driving distances of historic cities, hillt… More
Thank you for your review. We do put a goodly welcome pack in the villas, especially late arrivals on a Saturday. With the budget airlines we try to think of the extras such as swim rings, buckets spades, parasols and chairs for beach and beach and bath towels. We look forward to seeing you again.
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