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 and plenty of local information in English and German. There are good reading lights. There is a kitchen/diner with seating for two and user friendly kitchen area. The windows throughout are UPVC top sound proof grade, offering guests comfort from noise and heat in the summer and keeping the house warm in the winter. The shutters inside the windows offer shade in the day and allows guests a comfortable night's sleep protected from street lighting. 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. Radio is available on the TV. 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 aluminium 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. There is an umbrella and base for shade when required.
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
I speak fluent Spanish and English and understand basic French and German.
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 can provide tailor made trips for guests 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
Why Jenny chose Tarifa
Casa Ambrosia is unusual in the old town in that it is independent, with no shared spaces and has the benefit of a private roof terrace. I love the bustle and authenticity of the old town of Tarifa. There is still a community feel in the historic old town and I really appreciate all the local businesses I use on a daily basis. I support the small independent shops, cafes and restaurants and buy as much in the old town as I can.
What makes this house unique
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.