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Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa, unlimited WIFI

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

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

Casa Ambosia is perfect for the discerning traveller wanting an authentic experience.

It has been lovingly restored to make the most of its space and features. Casa Ambrosía has a lot of personal touches offering guests a home from home within a historic old town in Spain.

It offers a living room with comfortable chairs, reading lights, books and plenty of local information as well as that of the Costa de la Luz in general. There is a dining area with seating for two and a compact 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 floor throughout the house is tiled, with parquet flooring in the mezzanine.

Unlimited internet is available in the house.

Bluetooth speaker for IPod/Smartphones.

The kitchen is functional with quality work surfaces and utensils. There is a fridge with a freezer compartment, wine cooler, two induction hot plates, an all purpose electric pot cooker, toaster, kettle, water filter, juicer, coffee maker, tea pot and cooking utensils. A microwave is available upon request.

If cooking on holiday is your passion and you are accustomed to a large, fully fitted kitchen, then please note that the kitchen at Casa Ambrosia is neither of these although it still offers everything required for cooking meals. Most guests find, however, that the historic part of Tarifa offers such quality and diversity for tapas and eating meals out that cooking at home is not necessarily a priority in the heart of the old town.

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 flat screen TV and DVD player with dvd library. Storage and hanging facilities for clothes. There is a full length door/window balcony with the smaller 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 good ironing board and iron.

The main bathroom is also located on the first floor, offering a 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 reclining chairs with good cushions for maximum comfort, a teak table and a good size umbrella/base for shade if required. There is a pull out 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 Moroccan coastline from the terrace across 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.

Out of season, November to February, Casa Ambrosia is available for monthly rentals. The excellent quality ADSL makes it ideal for a working holiday as there is unlimited access to the Internet. Guests with specific requirements can contact the owner for details. Please note, however, that the house has no outside space aside from the private roof terrace and as such, pets are not admitted.

The rate for the winter month rentals include towel and bed linen changes. Heating can be provided by a gas heater. The bottles for the heater are organised by the owner and paid for by guests. Cleaning is available throughout the month if required. Jenny, the owner, is happy to help with any queries about living and working in Spain and can arrange Spanish language classes throughout the month to suit guests.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Jenny

I speak fluent Spanish and English and understand basic French and German. I offer Spanish language classes for guests and integrate learning Spanish with immersion in the old town and what it, and the surrounding area, has to offer guests who may want to visit regularly or even buy in the area. I offer property management services to owners who live away and want to rent their own property.

Having worked with Simply and Vintage Spain I 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 Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

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. Neighbours look out for one another and I feel part of something here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tarifa in Cadiz Province

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, teak shower mat, large/medium shower towels/hand towel
  • WC, sink and shower cubicle. Constant hot water heated by solar panel and electric water heater in tandem.Shower and hand towels provided as well as beach towels. Towels are changed weekly. Toilet paper is provided. Hand soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided. Hair dryer is provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Heating is available in bedroom for winter monthly rentals
  • Double bed with quality bedding and pillows. Quality mattress. Cushions and throws. Antique style rails for hanging clothes. Reading lamps next to the bed. Plenty of electric sockets and adaptors 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; there is a good ironing board and iron set up for guests to use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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. The owner, who lives and uses the facilities in the historic old town herself, is happy to recommend and show guests around. Guests have a welcome drink on arrival so they can unwind whilst unpacking and get ready to sample the delights of the old town. Unlimited, quality wifi is available in the house. Transfers are available from Gibraltar airport and can be booked with the owner directly. Trips to local places of interest are available. Rates and conditions available on request. Out of season (November to end of February) rentals of up to one month are available. Please contact for rates and conditions.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Unique Historic Town House With Private Roof Terrace In Tarifa, unlimited WIFI
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

välutrustat trevligt och centralt litet hus

  • 5 of 5

Vi hade 4 fantastiskt fina veckor i Tarifa. Jenny (värdinnan) är en mycket älskvärd person.Hon hjälpte till med praktiska saker och var väldigt mån om oss. Vi fick massor av tips på utflykter och annat. Hon fanns alltid till hands om det behövdes. Beskrivningen på hemsidan stämmer mycket bra överens med verkligheten. Kan varmt rekommendera Casa Ambrosia och Jenny. Monica och Christer från Dalarna

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind feedback. Casa Ambrosía, and Tarifa in general, are a good destination out of season. The weather in the autumn is mixed but for guests who do not like it too hot, the sunny days are perfect. The old town is less crowded and you can enjoy living in the historic old town like one of the locals, with everything at hand. There is always the option of hiring a vehicle during your stay if you come for a longer period.
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Charming house in Old Town Tarifa

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Casa Ambrosia. The house is charming, chic and well equipped and Jenny, the owner, was a great host, providing lots of information on the town and surrounding area. Nothing is far from the Old Town. Huge beach, great for kite surfing. Lovely restaurants on the Paseo de la Alamedia and the area around Sancho IV El Bravo. The Castillo Guzman is well worth a visit as are the beautiful churches in the town. A little further afield (about a half-hour drive) is the coastal village of Bolonia, which has a great beach and incredible sand dune. Bolonia is also home to the Baelo Claudia Roman ruins where you can visit the museum and wander around the Roman village which is beautifully preserved. We enjoyed our time in Tarifa. Thanks for everything Jenny. Tony & Jill

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Tarifa old town is very well served with places to eat, places to see and wonderful beaches. Also the surrounding area boasts great walks and, as with Bolonia is beach, there is a good mix of culture and beauty. Tarifa offers a place to chill as well as plenty of activity, including a visit across to Tangiers by the fast Ferry from Tarifa port.
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Great house, fantastic location and a wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised with lots of homely touches, very clean and maintained to a high standard. It is located right in the heart of Tarifa old town with lots of great bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk. The beach was only 10 mins walk away and it was never over crowded.

Jenny, the owner, was so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and she struck the right balance between helping us without being intrusive.

We would highly recommend this house to any couple look for real taste of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that Casa Ambrosia provides a good base from which to experience a taste of real Spain. With amenities and local beaches easily accessible from the house it takes the hassle out of driving everywhere. I provide support for my guests throughout their stay as and when required. I am always happy to help also with information and recommendations locally and further afield.
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Our Second Visiy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit, this time for 2 weeks. We were delighted but not surprised to find the house immaculate. Jenny is fastidious and provides everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. This allowed us to travel light, hand luggage only for the two weeks. Well the washing machine and Tarifa sunshine is perfect there's even an ironing board and iron ( didn't use it but it's there). There were a few new restaurants to try, can recommend No 6 just round the corner, great food, good value and very friendly staff. Roll on 2017, we look forward to another visit. As you probably guessed we loved Cass Ambrosia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy when guests return and enjoy their stay once again. No better compliment and a good sign that Casa Ambrosia is working well for travellers who want to enjoy Tarifa and what the historic old town has to offer. New restaurants like the No 6 are excellent additions to an already wide spectrum of very good eateries. Tarifa offers quality food and drink catering for all tastes whilst still remaining Spanish itself, in every way.
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perfekte Flitterwochen in Casa Ambrosia

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ambrosia ist ein wunderschönes Stadthaus in der Altstadt von Tarifa. Die Ausstattung, Aufteilung und Lage sind exakt wie von der unglaublich netten Vermieterin, Jenny, beschrieben. Vom Treffpunkt, über die Bezahlung und Schlüsselübergabe bis hin zur makellosen Sauberkeit des Hauses, war alles perfekt organisiert. Die Größe der Unterkunft ist für zwei Personen ideal, alles sehr geschmackvoll und neu eingerichtet. Eine kleine, jedoch voll ausgestattete Küche ermöglicht jede Art der Zubereitung. Trotz der zentralen Altstadtlage und feiernden Nachtschwärmern, ist Casa Ambrosia dank der neuen Hightech-Fenster (*grins) absolut schalldicht. Die Dachterrasse läd zum Verweilen ein, bis in die Abendstunden kann man hier windgeschützt in der Sonne sitzen.

Wir können einen Urlaub in Casa Ambrosia absolut empfehlen, zudem Jenny eine Vermieterin der Superlative ist, da sie, bei Bedarf, rund um die Uhr mit Tipps, Service, Rat und Tat zur Seite steht.

Entgegen der in Tarifa vorherrschenden Kite-Surfing-Szene, haben wir uns mit Wanderungen, Spaziergängen und Ausflügen amüsiert. Zu empfehlen hierbei sind Conil de la Frontera und Gibraltar. Für eine ausgedehnte Wanderung empfiehlt sich der Montaña La Peña und der Wanderweg entlang der Steilküste in östlicher Richtung. Wunderschönes Naturspektakel.

Dass es grundsätzlich in Tarifa recht windig ist, sollte man vor der Entscheidung hier Urlaub zu machen, berücksichtigen.

Am Abend können die gemütlichen und unterhaltsamen Tapas-Bars "el frances" und "No. 6" wärmstens empfohlen werden. Letztere ist direkt um die Ecke. Einfach lecker!

Danke, Jenny, für die wunderschönen 10 Tage bei dir, es bleibt ein unvergesslicher honeymoon. Y+G

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback. Having a honeymoon couple enjoy the house, Tarifa old town as well as the surrounding countryside is a fantastic feeling. Tarifa can be quite windy and is hardly ever without a breeze. For the people that visit, the wind is a plus if they are water sports enthusiasts and for beach lovers, it is great to have a nice breeze to help with the summer temperatures. If guests enjoy walking, as these guests did, then the area has some spectacular routes to enjoy. Tarifa old town is blessed with great eateries and guests are spoilt for choice. It offers wonderful sun sets and the local beaches are pretty special. It is a place for romance as many couples come to get married locally and then enjoy the benefits on their honeymoon.
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved staying in this house. So authentic, clean and well functioning. A very cosy place for a couple like us, who likes the sea, the small, narrow, and cosy streets in Tarifa and the nice restaurants and bard around. Especially we could recommend the tapas restaurant No 6 just around the corner. Very delightful food, nice prices and very nice waiters.

The hostess/owner of the house is simply perfect; so helpfull and accomodating.

Denmark May 2016

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely feedback. Always happy when guests enjoy the house and atmosphere in the historic old town. Tarifa is blessed with a great selection of restaurants and tapas places and, in the old town, all within easy reach. The local beaches are no more than a ten minute walk with lovely beach bars to watch the sun go down. You can walk for miles along the golden sands.
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cuatro Esquinas
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Tarifa Port walking distance
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Montenmedio Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
E15/N340 coast road
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Girasol Mexican Restaurant is opposite the house
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Chica walking distance
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 Governor 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; its burnt orange dome 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 have 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 two 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. It is a lovely place to visit as is Vejer de la Frontera, on the way at 50 km from Tarifa just off the main coast road. Cadiz is one 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 wonderful German GP 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tarifa, Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Jan-February 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Guests can make secure credit card payments via Pay Pal. Pay Pal works globally and accepts major credit cards; payments are secure and arrive the same day. Please note that Euro Pay Pal carries a 2.5% processing fee outside of Spain but you do not need a Pay Pal account of your own to use the system. The Pay Pal fee is only payable on the amount sent at the time.
Alternatively deposits can be paid directly by bank transfer.
Please specify which method you wish to pay by when you want to confirm your booking.
The second 50% balance + 200 euros breakages deposit is then paid in euros when guests book in and get the house keys.
The 200 euros breakages deposit is returned within 72 hrs of guests' departure by bank transfer.

The owner has her own policy regarding cancellations. This is on the rental terms sent out prior to confirmation of the booking.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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