El Torreon Villa - Tarifa
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Spacious two storey AIR CONDITIONED villa with stunning sea views, pool and gazebo. Probably the finest and most extensive villa and garden available for rent in the prime area between Tarifa and Punta Paloma.
The main house comprises spacious living room, opening onto extensive south facing terrace with the most amazing views of the Bay of Valdevaqueros, the Dunes at Punta Paloma and across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco.
Open plan kitchen and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one en suite)
An outside staircase leads to the first floor master suite which has a separate entrance and living area.
There is also a separate studio set back from the main house for the nanny, teenage kids or mother in law.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Valdevaqueros 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 40 km, Nearest railway: Algeciras 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 4 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
In the main bedroom on the ground floor and in the separate apartment on the first floor, the beds are made up as double beds.
The maximum capacity could be 11 sleeping in single beds. Please advise preferred sleeping arrangements in advance.
Bring your favorite coffee capsules for the Nespresso machine.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is extensive with several separate areas in which different members of your party can chill out and relax.
The main dining area is under the covered terrace with amazing sea views but there is also a table for 10 in the open beside the BBQ.
There's a shaded terrace close to the pool with 360 degree views of Morocco, the sea and the backdrop of mountains rich in bird life.
The gazebo provides a quiet cool reading area away from the rest of the family.
Most of the Summer is provisionally booked each year by repeat guests but please send your enquiry through in case of cancellation
The Costa de la Luz region
The Costa de la Luz is the last remaining unspoilt coastline with chrystal clear seas, golden sandy beaches and wide open spaces; a popular destination for Spaniards and foreigners alike. It is literally the 'Coast of Light'. You can wake up and break fast to dazzling sunlight playing on the rippling sea and after a hard day on the beach sip cocktails watching the most amazing sunsets.
Apart from a few rainy days in October/November or March/April, winters are mild with temperatures still reaching 18 degrees C in December and January. In a sheltered spot you can sunbathe year round. A cold day is when the temperature drops to 12 degrees! From May through to September it's warm and sunny with maximum temperatures upto 35 degrees occasionally.
If you enjoy driving, you'll love the traffic free roads and wide open countryside and exploring the many 'White Villages' in their hilltop positons with commanding views all around. Vejer, Benalup, Medina Sidonia and Arcos de La Frontera are all short drives from the coast. Further inland is an area like the Lake District - Sierra de Grazelema - the wettest part of Spain within the Parque de Alcornocales - the most extensive cork oak forest in Europe.
In the old fishing villages like Tarifa, Barbate and Conil tuna fishing takes place every Spring using the exact same methods as the Phoenecians centuries ago.
Everywhere there are signs of the past, best seen at the Roman Ruins in Baelo Claudia and the Moorish castle in Tarifa.
Tarifa is 'The Adventure Capital of Europe' and a mecca for windsurfers and kitesurfers.
There are no English bars and restaurants. No cinema or theatre.
But if you enjoy extreme sports, outdoor pursuits and the simple things in life - walks along the beach or birdwatching in the countryside or whalewatching -and want to get back to nature, you'll love Tarifa, the surrounding area and the people here.
When you're bored with Tarifa, you're probably getting bored with life.
The old town - 'Casco Antiguo' - is a warren of narrow white cobbled streets, opening on to delightful small squares, with a 'Tapas' bar on every corner and restaurants offering the best of local produce. 'Organic' must have been invented here as it's all the local market and spice shops have ever sold.
There's an old Moorish castle, recently renovated, a colourful fishing harbour (no luxury yachts here) but with daily whalewatching trips and regular fast ferries to Tangiers just 35 mins away.
Just a few kms out of town are some of the best and cleanest beaches in Europe with plenty of room for everybody, even in the Summer; with windurfers, kitesurfers and sunbathers each respecting their zones. No laying out your towels and bagging a sun bed here; there aren't any.
You'll find a guide to all this and more in the property along with the latest copy of Costa de La LUz Vida magazine.
Local activities include golf, tennis, watersports, diving, whalewatching, fishing, birdwatching, horse riding, hiking, rockclimbing, mountain biking, quadbiking, hanggliding and microlite flying .
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24 Nov 2011
"Tarifa, just the best!"
For 2 years in a row we've spent the most fantastic holidays in this comfortable villa. All our wishes were accomplished. Great, creative garden, splendid views all day long, living with the tide… More
21 Nov 2011
"Great villa, with many oppertunities."
We travelled 7 adults and 5 children (aged 2-9 years) - 4 generations.This Villa offers a lot of space, and some nice bedrooms.For leisure, we enjoyed the outdoor facilities - especially the pool and… More
21 Nov 2011
Super nice location - breathtaking view over the Gibraltar strait. Fantastic garden and swimming pool. The house was well equiped and with lots of space.A place we certainly would like to rent again.… More
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