Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Casita was designed as a artists' workplace for the previous owners and converted into a comfortable, idyllic, holiday home by the present ones. The interior architecture is in Andalusian/Maroccan style and the furnishings are tasteful and comfortable. Due to the position between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and the altitude of 350m above sea level it is seldom too hot. In the cooler seasons electric wall panels keep the interior warm.
There is a terrace on all 4 sides of the building, which allows the guests to seek maximum sun or maximum shade depending on their preference.
On the wind sheltered terrace, guests can have enjoy their meals in the middle of a beautiful Mediterranean garden , watch the ships passing trough the Straits and contemplate a visit to Tangier and Morocco on the other side.
A large number of birds can be seen in and from the garden, making the Casita an excellent base for ornithololgists, particularly during the migration season.
The Casita is ideal for couples or couples with a small child. It is an excellant base for the discovery or Western Andalusia, with its wild mountainous landscapes and white hilltop villages, or for just relaxing and enjoying the garden and views from the finca "La Esperanza"
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 30 km, Nearest railway: Algeciras 12 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
The western part of Andalusia is beautiful. The mountainous areas are very sparsely populated and contain several Natural Parks, the largest being the Cork Oak Natural Park. This area is home to the white villages where the Moorish influence can still be seen .
The Atlantic beaches with their fine golden sand are amongst the best in Europe The main city in the region is Cadiz which is not high on the tourist trail but is in our opinion underrated and definitely worth a visit. In the summer it is pleasant close to the sea but too warm in the hinterland. For this reason many people from Seville have second homes in and around Tarifa where they spend their holidays and weekends in the summer. If you are interested in touring in the beautiful hinterland,the best time to enjoy the coast and the hinterland is in Spring and Autumn. Throughout the summer each village or town has it's annual "Feria" or festival where people dress up in traditional Andalusian costume and where there is dancing (flamenco) music and fun for a whole week.
Tarifa is a quaint fishing village at the southernmost point of Mainland Europe and is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. As a result it has a very temperate climate. In the winter it is 10C to 15C warmer than in Northern Europe, in summer it is seldom above 30 C and almost never rains. In the spring and autumn it is pleasanty warm with the occasional shower of rain. In recent years Tarifa has become a very popular tourist destination particularly for young kite and wind surfers. Other popular sports in the area are hiking, horse riding, rock climbing, mountain bike riding, scuba diving, paddle board, tennis and golf.
The Tarifa Feria is held during the first week in September. It is not a tourist event but a festival by the locals for the locals and anyone else who wishes to participate. Horses are at the centre of many of the Feria events.
There is a huge variety of restaurants and bars in Tarifa and in the evenings there is a wonderful, happy atmosphere in the town.
The recent creation of the Straits of Gibraltar Natural Park ensures that the coastline to the east and west of Tarifa will remain undeveloped in the future.
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