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Beautifully restored ground floor apartment in historic old town, WIFI, patio

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Living Room, Kitchen/Diner, Double Bedroom, WC/large Shower room, WIFI, pati

Casa Colón 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 Colón 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 seating, table and good reading lights. The big window blinds offer a view to the outside but complete privacy from the outside in. Between the living room and kitchen/dining area there is a full height white wooden sliding door offering a natural partition for guests. There is a dining area with seating for two and a practical kitchen area. There is generous storage with extra shelving and a fridge with freezer compartment. There is a double bedroom with TV and a decent selection of dvds. The bathroom/shower room has a sink area, a washing machine, shelving for storage, wc and excellent shower. The floor throughout the house is quality antique wood parquet apart from the bathroom and shower area, which it is tiled.

Internet is available in the house for normal browsing usage.

Speaker for IPod/Smartphones.

The kitchen is functional with quality stone work surface and utensils. There is a two ring electric hob, a toaster, kettle, coffee maker, tea pot and cooking utensils. A microwave and electric steamer. There is a decent wine cooler.

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 Colón 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 has 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. The bedroom is at the back of the house and very cool in the summer. The thick old town walls also make the interiors cooler in the heat of the day.

The fittings and decor are simple but quality, and easy on the eye. The wooden beams which run the full length of the kitchen and bedroom give Casa Colón its unique aspect and a real cottage feel inside, despite its obvious Spanish character.

The main bathroom is very generous offering a WC, shower cubicle and sink. There is a washing machine and shelves for added storage. There is a pull out clothing line in the communal patio belonging to Casa Colón and also areas for locking up cycles should guests wish to hire bikes locally.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/CA/03588

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Jenny

I speak fluent Spanish and English. I offer Spanish conversation 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 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 apartment in 2015

Why Jenny chose Tarifa

Casa Colón allows guests to experience 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 apartment unique

Casa Colón sold itself to me because of its wooden beams and I love that it has no stairs. Its thick walls offer shade in the heat of the summer months. Neighbours look out for one another and I feel part of a community here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Tarifa in Campo de Gibraltar

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Booked in guests only allowed at the property.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, wc, shower, washing machine, all towels provided
  • WC, sink and shower cubicle. Plentiful hot water with powerful shower. 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
  • Double bed with quality bedding and pillows. Quality mattress. Cushions and throws. IKEA rail for hanging clothes. Good reading lamps. Plenty of electric sockets and adaptors for charging phones and tablets. Bed linen provided and changed weekly. Flat screen TV/DVD with dvd library.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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 Colon offers the perfect get away for people who do not 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 and main meals, guests are spoiled for choice. The owner, who lives and uses the facilities in the historic old town, is happy to recommend and to show guests around. Guests enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival, so that they can relax while unpacking and get ready to try delights from the old town. Transfers are available from Gibraltar airport and can be ordered from the owner direct. Trips to local attractions are available. Prices and conditions are available on request. Out of season (November to end February) rent of up to a month. Please contact for prices and conditions.


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Beautifully restored ground floor apartment in historic old town, WIFI, patio
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Great apartment in historic Tarifa

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Jenny's place, it provided everything we needed to enjoy our week in and around Tarifa. Being in the old town was just great for enjoying Trarifa, and beng just minutes from the beach. It is a comfortable place to stay, lovely and quiet at night despite being in the heart of the old town. We ate out mostly but the apartment kitchen was nice for the odd breakfast or snack. The place was immaculately clean and tidy, great bathroom & bedroom, very private but you can also sit on the doorstep and watch the world go by!

Jenny was very helpful letting us know what was worth seeing in the local area and we ended up having some memorable days out in nearby spots.

Would definately go back

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback, much appreciated. Tarifa old town has much to offer and, despite it being very busy in the peak season, Casa Colon has the bedroom at the back of the house with a window to the patio making it quieter and cooler at night. Tarifa is an all year round destination with the quietest months being January and February. The best of the weather is May to November.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed overnight with a friend and thought the apartment was perfect for Tarifa old town. Very clean and well looked after. Had a good meal in the local Bar El Frances and walked along the great town beaches. Will definitely be back for longer. Both Casa Colon and Tarifa old town are well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Harry. Despite being a friend you insisted on writing what you liked about Casa Colón and it's much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed Tarifa old town and the Bar el Frances. One of my favourite tapas places too. Having lived in Tarifa for 18 years I like to recommend the tried and tesed plus the new places that spring up.
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Perfect location in Tarifa's historic old town

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colon is a great base for everything in Tarifa. You can walk to all the amenities and feel part of the spanish community with the covered market and bakery minutes away. Great restaurants, cafés, shops and the local beaches are wonderful. Bolonia beach and the Roman ruins at just 14km is a perfect day out. Tarifa old town is a good place to relax, watch the world go by from café terraces. The apartment was spotless with everything we needed for our break plus lots of attention to detail and nice extras. We heartily recommend Casa Colon and Tarifa old town.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback, thank you. Despite it being a historic old town, Tarifa and surrounding area has lots of activities and a wide choice of places to eat, drink and shop. Local beaches are lovely and Bolonia Beach is spectacular.
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  • 4 of 5

Casa Colon is in the heart of the local community .. REAL COMMUNITY !! A perfect authentic base, providing all you need from which to explore this southernmost area of Spain. Masses of eateries and bars are a stone’s throw away, as is the local enclosed market, the port and beach. The Owner is first class .. on call and on the ball (without being in your face). This house would be a 5 star rating for me, because it so well reflects the old town Tarifa-style, but the fact is that the patio is NOT private and, although the sun was beaming down, none gets in to the house or patio (in February anyway !!) The patio is shared by at least 2 other properties and can only be accessed via the street door and passing through an alley. However, small sacrifice !!! A wonderful place ...

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback which is much appreciated. In response to the comments about the shared patio:- no-one else uses the patio during the season except to walk through to their own properties. In the main season the sun is on the patio and the front of the house by mid morning. Obviously in winter the sun arrives later in the day. It is a medieval old town after all and Casa Colón is in one of the wider, less busy streets. It is advertised as having a shared patio (reflected in its economical rental price when compared with properties that have private outside or roof areas) and the alleyway is actually the entrance way to the patio, so not an alley in the normal sense of the word as it is light and airy. The patio is there as a handy pit stop. I do my emailing there when I'm in town as it has the table and chairs provided. Guests can have a smoke or a drink, hang up their washing or leave sandy beach chairs outside. The main entrance to the house is from calle Colón itself which makes it more a part of the old town rather than having its front door hidden away in the patio. Guests can experience the real old Spain with the historic old town on its doorstep. Casa Colón offers quality accommodation with 24/7 support at competitive rates in a very popular area. Thank you Julie for all the pluses that have been mentioned in your review with regard to the property, Tarifa old town and my services.
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Perfekt ausgestattete Wohnung, herzliche Betreuung

  • 5 of 5

Die Lage der Wohnung ist äußerst günstig, in der Altstadt von Tarifa gelegen. Die Ausstattung lässt keinen Wunsch offen. Die Sehenswürdigkeiten Tarifas, Hafen, Strände, Bars und Restaurants sind einfach fußläufig zu erreichen. Die Gastgeberin Jenny hat uns regelrecht verwöhnt. Sie war stets ansprechbar und hatte immer Tipps und Ratschläge für uns.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre positiven Worte:). Casa Colón is very central to all amenities in the historic old town but in a quiet part of the old town. Ideal for exploring the surrounding area and taking a trip on the fast ferry to Tangiers and experiencing yet another culture, as well as all the beauty that the Costa de la Luz has to offer.
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Schöne, erholsame zwei Wochen in Tarifa !!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren die ersten zwei Wochen in September 2017 in Tarifa. Dieses kleine, vielseitige Städchen an der südlichen Spitze Spaniens, mit einer tollen Altstadt hat uns sofort gepackt.

Wie die meisten, haben auch wir uns, eine Ferienwohnung gemietet. Zum Glück haben wir uns für eine schöne, gemütliche Wohnung direkt in der Altstadt entschieden.

Unsere Gastgeberin Jenny ist gastfreundlich, hilfsbereit und hat stets einen tollen Tipp, sei es ein Ausflugsziel oder Restauranttipp. Die Kommunikation von und während der Reise hat super geklappt. Bei Fragen konnte man Jenny jederzeit kontaktieren, sie hat immer schnell geantwortet und sich um Probleme vor Ort gekümmert.

Die Wohnung liegt zentral in der Altstadt und ist nur wenige Meter von gemütlichen Restaurants, Geschäften, engen Gassen und Markt entfernt. Zum Strand sind es 5min. zu Fuß. Die Zimmer sind sehr gemütlich eingerichtet und mit allem Notwendigen ausgestattet. Die Wohnung ist sehr gut geeignet für Paare, eventuell mit einem Kleinkind.

Wir hattet zwei tolle erholsame Wochen in Tarifa und würden uns jederzeit für die Wohnung und Jenny als Gastgeberin entscheiden.


  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind feedback and gratifying that Casa Colón is enjoyed by guests looking to experence all the good things the historic town of Tarifa has on offer. Everything is within easy walking with some lovely places to visit along the coast if guests decide to come by car or by public transport. At the busiest time of the year, July & August, there is an urban bus service between Tarifa and the beaches right up to the Dunes at Punta Paloma. A handy way to get to experience the locality if driving is not your thing on holiday.
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Cafe 10
No. 6 Cocina Sencilla
Tarifa Eco Center
Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Bar Jaime Indoor Market
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
Un Lugar
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Chica walking distance
Car: not necessary

Casa Colon is located near the market in the 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 Colón is located in a wide street with a mix of residential, shops and restaurants. It 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 offers yoga, Pilates and several gyms.

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 apartment in Tarifa, Cadiz Province

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Out of season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.11
Cleaning fee £22.26

The given rates are for one couple/2 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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