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UNIQUE HISTORIC TOWN HOUSE WITH PRIVATE ROOF TERRACE IN TARIFA,

Jenny

Speaks Spanish, English, Basic French and learning German
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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UNIQUE HISTORIC TOWN HOUSE WITH PRIVATE ROOF TERRACE IN TARIFA,

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Tarifa - Casa Ambrosia

Kitchen/Diner, Living Room, WC Bathroom, Double Bedroom, Private Roof Terrace

Casa Ambosia has been lovingly restored to make the most of its space and features.

It offers a living room with comfortable rocker armchairs, books and games. Good reading lights and dimmer switches. Kitchen/diner with seating for two and user friendly kitchen area. The windows throughout the house are fitted with professionally made mosquito blinds and the window at street level is screened for privacy. The house throughout is tiled, with parquet flooring in the mezzanine.

Casa Ambrosia is used as a home in the winter by the owner, and it has a lot of personal touches and quality fixtures and fittings.

The dining area and kitchen are very functional with quality work surfaces and utensils. There is a fridge with a freezer compartment, an induction hot plate, an electric steamer, an oven/grill, kettle/water filter, juicer, coffee maker, tea pot and cooking utensils and dishes.

There is a WC downstairs.

The main bedroom is on the first floor, with a double bed; quality bedding; hotel quality pillows and bed throws. There are good reading lights and lamps and a CD player, flat screen TV and DVD player with dvd library. Storage and hanging facilities for clothes. There is a full length door and window/balcony with the window nearest the bed allowing in light but not overseen by neighbours. All windows have shutters on the inside making it darker for sleeping at night or having a siesta in the day.

The fittings and decor are simple but quality, and easy on the eye. The exposed stone wall which runs the full length of the property gives Casa Ambrosia its unique aspect and a real cottage feel inside, despite its obvious Spanish character.

Above the main bedroom is a mezzanine which offers extra storage room if required and a place to sit and read which looks out onto the roof terrace.

The main bathroom is also located on the first floor, offering a second WC, shower cubicle and sink. There are a set of storage shelves as you exit the bathroom and go up another staircase to the roof terrace. Upstairs there is a washing machine and on the terrace there are two quality Habitat aluminum deck chairs for maximum comfort, and a pull out and hide away clothing line.

There is wood panel fencing to give guests maximum privacy from the properties at the back and the front of the terrace is high enough not to be overlooked by the windows opposite. You can see the sea from the terrace and the old town, and it is grand to sit unobserved and yet listen to the world going on around you in the bustling old town. The terrace gets the sun from 11am until 6pm in the spring, and 10am until 7 pm in the summer. It has a set of planters with succulents which add greenery and detail. Solar lights in the planters give a lovely effect at night.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Jenny

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I speak fluent Spanish and English. I am currently learning German and can understand basic French.

I have worked with Simply Spain and Vintage Spain and put great value on offering guests a chance to experience the real Spain whilst they are in Tarifa and get to know something of what the Coast of Light has to offer. I offer tailor trips made for two for guests that are looking for a non tourist and authentic experience of Spain whilst they are at Casa Ambrosia. I live in Tarifa throughout the year and am happy to show guests around on arrival so they can acquaint themsleves more quickly with what is on offer.

Jenny purchased this house in 2013

I love the bustle and authenticity of the old town of Tarifa. I enjoy the community feel in the historic old town and really apprecaite all the local businesses I use on a daily basis. I support the small independent shops and buy as much in the old town as I can.

Casa Ambrosia sold itself to me because it is quirky and I love its exposed stone walls. Its thick walls offer shade in the heat of the summer months and I love being able to read and nap on the roof terrace, recognizing the tell-tale noises going on around me but being completely hidden away. My neighbours are all permanent and we all look out for one another.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Reviews

5
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
Glasgow
5

GREAT STAY IN OLD TARIFA TOWN

  • 5 out of 5
If you are looking to live like a local and embrace the place then Jenny’s cool, compact and bijou house fits the bill. It is tall and small but has everything you will need. The most important asset of the house is Jenny, her local knowledge, enthusiasm and eagerness to ensure you enjoy your stay is huge. We had a lovely week in Tarifa at the end of June enjoying the local foods and wines. Jenny made sure we knew all the best places to go and she also made sure that the locals looked after her guests! Highly recommend Café Diez, right on the door step, for a’ happy morning breakfast’ and a chat with Jenny. Our evenings (and a lot of other times as well) were spent in Bar El Frances, the tapas and staff are fabulous, so impressed with the multilingual staff who always welcomed us and even called their Irish friends!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to know that the local places I enjoy in old town Tarifa are also favourites with my guests. Tarifa has a wealth of eating places and great independent shops which offer a lot of choice for visitors.
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
Manchester
5

A GREAT FIND IN TARIFA OLD TOWN

  • 5 out of 5
Loved the town and the house. Owner Jenny helpful and made our stay so much better with tips about where to park, where to eat and generally what to avoid. No wifi in house but Jenny showed us best cafes minutes away so not an issue. Great to have so many things to hand and Tarifa full of good surprises. Interesting day at Tangiers and visits to Vejer and Cadiz made easier and more enjoyable with decent maps and hints about where to go, both available at the house. Nice to have basics, like coffee and milk and a nice bottle of wine when we got there. Would definitely recommend the house, Tarifa and Costa de la Luz in general. Bolonia beach is amazing.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
Manchester
5

A GEM IN HISTORIC TARIFA TOWN

  • 5 out of 5
I travel a lot to Tarifa and Casa Ambrosia is secure and comfortable. Well situated for everything and the town beaches are a short walk away. Jenny the owner is really helpful and is a phone call away for advice and tips. A welcome drink is a nice touch and the house is obviously a 'home' and not just a rental.
It's fun to wake up in a typically Spanish town and with so much on offer for visitors. I will come back for sure!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good to know that guests enjoy the home feel of Casa Ambrosia and it is definitely a secure place to stay for a sole female traveller in an unknown town. The neighbours are friendly and I am just outside of Tarifa if guests require any help or information. I really appreciate your positive feedback, thank you.
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
5

PERFECT BASE TO EXPLORE OLD TARIFA

  • 5 out of 5
Great place to stay in the middle of old Tarifa so few minutes walk all the shops, restaurants and bars and close to the ferry to Morocco.
Cool and comfortable interior, recently renovated with a roof terrace if you want to doze in the sun.
Has everything you need and would suit single travellers and couples in particular. Owner friendly and keen to help out and showed where you could park a car safely nearby as there is no onsite parking.
No gripes that I can think of just really enjoyed it and hope to return one day.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know that parking is not an issue for my guests as there is plenty in the new part of town and everyone who stays in the old town has to park outside of the historic centre. It is not an issue and as I live in the town I can recommend the best places to park a vehicle securely.
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
5

AMAZING TOWNHOUSE IN OLD TOWN TARIFA

  • 5 out of 5
I highly recommend this sweet well decorated casita in the heart of old town Tarifa. I loved the fact that I could walk to cafes for breakfast and bars and restaurants for dinner and not have to drive at all ..the beautiful atlantic coast with white sand beaches looking over to the coasts of morocco is a really wonderful landscape. Then to top it off jenny the owner offers day trips to different places and I took the tour to old city of cadiz. Jenny showed me a whole different part of Spain as she is bi lingual and ordered the typical tapas and new all the history of every village we passed on the way to cadiz in her very comfortable tour van. I will book a week next year and take my daughter for this wonderful experience.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that my guests are getting to experience the 'old' Spain that has been lost in so much of the country. The trips are for couples only and can be tailor made to suit the guests' requirements. They can be booked prior to arrival. Tarifa old town itself is part of the heritage of old Spain and offers an authentic feel of life within its walls.
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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa,
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1386383
+0044 7733109907
Tarifa Costa de la Luz
5

A TASTE OF AUTHENTIC SPAIN

  • 5 out of 5
Our stay in Casa Ambrosia was very enjoyable and the owner, Jenny, made every effort to ensure we had a welcome break. Tarifa town is bustling and we appreciated being so close to all the amenities. The historic old town offers great tapas and restaurants, as well as plenty of sunny terraces to enjoy an early evening drink. The local beaches are marvellous.
We slept comfortably despite being in the town and it was fun to wake up to the sounds of a typical Spanish town. The local indoor market has a great deli and the fresh fish was amazing. Jenny offers transfers from Gibraltar airport and we will take her up on it next time around as we hardly used the car, there was so much to do in Tarifa.
Thank you again for a great stay and we can heartily recommend the cute and cosy accommodation as well as what Tarifa has to offer.
We willl definitely be back!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. Casa Ambrosia is nicely situated to make the most of the historic old town of Tarifa. I also provide Tailor Made Trips for Two, which my guests can take me up on throughout the season, so they can make the most of what authentic Spain and its people have to offer.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Tarifa Port walking distance
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
E15/N340 coast road
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Chica walking distance
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cuatro Esquinas
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Montenmedio Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Girasol Mexican Restaurant is opposite the house
Car: not necessary

Casa Ambrosia is located near the entrance to the historic old town of Tarifa. Going through the Puerta de Jerez you enter what was the medieval stronghold enclosed entirely by walls and it is easy to imagine the time when King Guzman the Good sacrificed his own son to keep Tarifa out of the hands of the invading Moors.

Steeped in heritage with its cobbled streets and whitewashed walls, Tarifa still offers the old Spain, now lost in so many coastal areas of mainland Spain.

Tarifa is situated at the southernmost tip of mainland Europe and with Tangier a mere 14km away across the Straits by fast ferry from its port, it is a gateway to another continent. Tarifa old town boasts a wonderful mix of excellent restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets.

Casa Ambrosia is located in a predominantly residential street and is minutes away from the indoor market which opens throughout the week offering fresh fish caught in the town's surrounding waters and available Tuesday through to Saturday mornings. The local Tuna is a great treat and is widely available in local restaurants as a meal in itself or in a variety of tapas.

The old town is a maze of streets leading onto terraces with tapas bars and places to just sit and enjoy the sun and watch the world go by. Many of the bars and restaurants in the town have WIFI and there is an excellent internet cafe on the main Calzada. The church on the Calzada is a beauty and has had a lot of restoration, with its burnt orange dome is a much photographed piece of local architecture. The castle itself is open to the public and a tour around it gives you the feel for the place as well as spectacular views across to the Moroccan coastline.

Jebel Musa, one of the pillars of Hercules, its twin being the much visited Rock of Gibraltar, is a beautiful land mark across the ocean and gives Tarifa a truly special outlook from its shores. The port aside, it is easy to access the beaches to the west of Tarifa town and they offer lovely walks as well as a quick getaway from the town itself without actually having to drive or use public transport.

Whale watching is a popular past time with visitors, and many of the bigger hotels along the coast offer horse riding from their stables. Wind and kite surfing are what has put Tarifa on the map and both sports are widely catered for with lessons available for all comers. Cycling is another popular way to enjoy the beautiful countryside or Campo in the surrounding area of Tarifa. La Peña is a wonderful area to enjoy a mountain bike as well as bird watching and walking.

Tarifa offers many small independent shops selling an array of goods including products from Morocco. Tarifa itself has a fish factory and many of its locally dried and tinned fish products are available in selected shops. As Tarifa has a very cosmopolitan mix, it caters much better for vegetarians and vegans than most Spanish towns. There are 3 main shops that sell all manner of organic products and specialist breads. Gluten free goods can be found as well as Tofu and a wonderful goat's cheese produced in Bolonia at just 18 kms away. Pan Macho is a great bread locally produced with natural yeast and available in most bars and cafes for breakfast with tomato and olive oil plus a wonderful coffee, something that the Spanish make with regular ease.

There is much locally grown produce from Conil, a town at 66 km away, along the E15 in the Cadiz direction. This is also a lovely place to visit as is Vejer de la Frontera on the way, at 50 km from Tarifa on the main coast road. Cadiz is 1 hour away and also offers a wonderful old town to potter around, with lovely parks and historical monuments as well as history and art museums which are open all week except Mondays.

For guests interested in Sherry, Jerez de la Frontera offers tours of their sherry bodegas with the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art offering shows of 'horse dancing' and a trip around their museum. Jerez is lovely for tapas and shopping, and although not as grand as Seville, it is a good alternative if time is not on your side.

The Alameda Park in Tarifa is where the excellent tourist office is situated and you can get all manner of information and maps from the helpful staff on hand. The Alameda leads down to the port and has an array of restaurants all south facing with sunny terraces for a drink or snack or main meal.

Tarifa has a good post office and many cash machines on offer. There is a national health centre and also a private GP clinic run by a German couple which is highly recommended.

Yoga, Pilates and massage are all on offer in town.

Tarifa and the whole of the coast of light offer truly special sunsets, and there are several beach bars on the edge of the town where you can witness the spectacle of the sun going down whilst enjoying an aperitif in the sure knowledge that the next day will be just as sunny and warm. Life is sweet in Tarifa, so come and experience it for yourself.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Tarifa, Costa de la Luz

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July 2014
19 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2014
5 night minimum stay
€425
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€550
 
 
August
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
€500
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€100
€685
 
 
September
1 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
€400
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€80
€530
 
 
October
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€350
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€70
€435
 
 
March 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
5 night minimum stay
€350
for 5 nights
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€70
€450
 
 
April
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
5 night minimum stay
€375
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€75
€450
 
 
May
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
€375
for 5 nights
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€75
€450
 
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
€425
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€85
€550
 
 
July
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
€450
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€90
€580
 
 
August 2015
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€685
for 7 nights
€685
 
 
September 2015
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
€450
for 5 nights
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€580
 
 
October 2015
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
€350
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€435
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes The prices are for the house sleeping either one couple or single travellers only.
First 50% deposit can be paid - with Credit card (2.75% fee), Pay Pal (2.75% fee) or Bank Transfer
Second 50% balance is then paid in euros when guests book in and get their keys
The 200 euros breakages deposit is returned in cash on departure day
BOOKED-IN GUESTS ONLY ARE PERMITTED IN THE HOUSE

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarifa in Costa de la Luz

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • mountain
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Extra WC on ground floor
  • WC, sink and shower cubicle. Constant hot water heated by solar panel and electric water heater in tandem. Quality shower and hand towels provided and changed weekly. An initial supply of toilet paper is provided. Hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 double bed with quality bedding and pillows. Cushions and throws. Antique style rails for hanging clothes with distressed wooden storage cupboards. A nest of oak tables for reading lamp next to the bed. Plenty of electric sockets for charging phones and tablets. Bed linen provided and changed weekly. Flat screen TV/DVD with dvd library. A non slip staircase to the mezzanine level gives access to an extra hanging rail plus storage space for cases and small sofa for reading and looking out to the roof terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • cycling
  • diving
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Ambrosia offers the perfect getaway for people who don't want to drive on holiday and want to be within easy access of bars, restaurants and beaches. Tarifa has a bustling nightlife and with so many great places to choose from for snacks and tapas as well as main meals, guests at Casa Ambrosia are spoiled for choice. There is a house book with recommendations by the owner, who lives and uses the facilities in the historic old town herself. Guests have a welcome drink on arrival so they can unwind whilst they unpack and get ready to sample the delights of the old town. Wifi is widely available in cafes and bars in the old town. Transfers are available from Gibraltar airport and can be negotiated with the owner directly. Trips to local places of interest are available, such as Bolonia beach where the Baelo Claudia Roman Ruins are and one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Trips to Vejer, Conil, Jerez & Cadiz can also be arranged. Rates and conditions available on request.
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