Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Conil de la Frontera - Casa Almadraba
Roche, Costa de La Luz. Perfect beach house. Walk to tennis,shop & bar; golf 2km
Sleeps 10 (5 bed/bath), and less than 200m from the perfect Atlantic beach. Enclosed non-chlorine pool, central heating, Sat TV, and Internet. Short walk (400m) to fantastic children's playground, pharmacy, minimarket, and bar. Walk down beach (600m) to nearest restaurant. Enjoy the tropical vegetation and the sound of surf, surrounded by rubber plants, palms, and bougainvillea (in the shade of the umbrella pines if you wish). Sit in any of the garden's many corners and listen to the surf (or the nightingales!). The house has a comfortable and stylish atmosphere (whitewashed walls, black and white prints, and many personal touches). There is a separate dining terrace and also an entrance patio (perfect for the evening 'fino') full of fragrant plants. Jerez, Cádiz, Tarifa, Seville, and the famous 'white villages' are all within easy reach. Watersports and tennis (walking distance); golf (5 mins); bird watching, mountain biking (from doorstep). Contact owner for routes and details.
Immediate vicinity: Casa Almadraba is situated in what is arguably the best corner of the most exclusive urbanisation on the Costa de La Luz. Positioned on a cul-de-sac in the oldest corner of Urbanización Roche, for 9 months of the year you are normally able walk the 150 metres to the beach without seeing anyone. Once on the beach, one of the best on this coast, you can walk 8km in one direction (to the old tuna fishing port of Sancti Petri) or 1km in the other, to a series of protected bays with rock pools know as the Calas de Conil. The sea is normally warm enough to swim in right through to December, and it starts to warm up again at Easter. During the summer months, there is a choice of beach bars, and there are also good restaurants (walking distance) that are open throughout the year (el Timón de Roche and at the Hotel Barceló Sancti Petri). The Hotel Barceló also has a wonderful spa.
Within Roche itself there are basic shops and sports facilities (see above), all of which are walkable.
Activities: There are numerous activities available in the surrounding area, ranging from hiking or surfing to bird watching and ballooning. The owner can help you organise all of these, including personal guides: please contact him for details.
The province of Cádiz also has a large choice of gold courses, including the following:
Benalup (25 mins): 18 holes.
Las Lomas (5 mins): 18 holes.
San Andrés (10 mins): 18 holes.
Meliá Sancti Petri (5 mins): 18 holes.
Valderrama, San Roque, Sotogrande (all 90 mins).
Montenmedio (20 mins): 18 holes (Championship course).
Sancti Petri (5 mins): 36 holes (Seve Ballesteros-designed).
Montecastillo (40 mins): 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus-designed and home to Volvo Masters).
Excursions: Again, please contact the owner for details, but it will be impossible to get bored! You have on your doorstep:
-Beautiful hilltop villages (Medina Sidonia, Vejer, Arcos, Alcalá de los Gazules)
-Cádiz (30 mins): ramble around the old part of what is arguably Europe's oldest city
-Jerez (45 mins): visit Domecq or Gonzalez Byass or the famous riding school
-Seville (75mins): where to start? Worth a weekend all on its own!
-Tarifa (45mins): sit on the ramparts and gaze across at Africa or go clubbing!
-Sanlucar de Barrameda (60 mins): sip sherry and watch the horse races on the beach
-Visit a bull farm
-Go whale watching
-Lunch in Tanger (45mins on hydrofoil)
-Take the ferry from Cádiz to Puerto Santa Maria and eat giant gambas out of newspaper (no chips / no vinegar!)
-Visit the stunning Roman ruins of Baeolo Claudio at Bolonia
-Visit Cape Trafalgar (better still in a big storm!)
- Take the kids the Aquasherry waterpark (near Jerez)
- wheelchair accessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
This was our second time in Casa Almadraba. We love it here. We are a big family with kids ranging all ages and there is room for all of as confortably. Garden and pool are fantastic. And so close to the beach!!!!