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Casa Rivas - pretty Andalucian house in old town - fantastic roof top view

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Self-catering private house ideally suited to couples and young families

This traditional patio house is located within the romantic old quarter of Vejer de la Frontera. Parking, restaurants and bars are all within an easy two minute walk yet the house is within a peaceful and private courtyard.

The patio house offers comfortable accommodation over three levels, with the main bedroom and bathroom on the first level, kitchen/dining and lounge on the second level, and a second bedroom and sunshine terrace on the third level.

The open-plan kitchen/dinning area is equipped with a four-ring electric hob, microwave, family-sized refrigerator/freezer and washing machine. All bed linen and towels are provided for your stay, but please note that we do not provide beach towels.

The roof terrace has stunning views of the town and the rugged coastal countryside, and is equipped with a table and chairs for four people for al-fresco breakfast dining and evening BBQs.

More Details

Property Manager
Lee Dunkley
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Lee Dunkley

We are lucky enough to have owned this house for over twelve years and the natural beauty and traditional values of this town have kept us coming back several times a year ever since we first arrived here in 2002.

Lee Dunkley purchased this house in 2004

Why Lee Dunkley chose Vejer de la Frontera

It's quiet and romantic location tucked away in the central part of town. The magnificent views of the old town at sunset are our favorite part of any stay here. Choose to stay at home in peace or be in one of the friendly bars or restaurants within minutes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Ya estamos pensando en volver... cuando podamos.
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vejer de la Frontera in La Janda

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 double, 1 cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our house manager in Vejer will meet you on arrival with keys and local information. A welcome food pack is available on request if you are arriving late or on a Sunday, and cleaning during your stay can be arranged through our house manager. Please request details at the time of booking.


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Casa Rivas - pretty Andalucian house in old town - fantastic roof top view
average rating of 4.6875 based on 18 reviews

Brilliant location, great views, clean and comfort

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, which was located close to, and had great views of, the old town and its church and castle. The house was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Television had mainly German channels, but we only really watched news (DW in English) to see what was happening in Barcelona, where we were going next. Great holiday accommodation. Vejer is a great destination with picturesque walking and good restaurants in beautiful settongs. Would highly recommend the house as base for exploring Vejer and Andalucía.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous town and perfect house from which to enjoy it.

  • 5 of 5

The house is a typical Spanish townhouse with a quirky layout. It was a fantastic place from which to enjoy the beautiful town of Vejer de la Frontera. The house was really well equipped and so easy to keep clean and tidy. We spent most of our time on the lovely roof terrace. The sun shone on it all day and the evenings were beautiful.

Vejer de la Frontera has everything you need in a Spanish town, castle, churches, squares not to mention great restaurants and bars.

It was really a fantastic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rivas and had a fantastic holiday. We love this part of the world with its fascinating culture, coastline and cuisine and are so pleased to be able to share our property with like-minded travelers looking to experience this stunning pueblo blanco. Hasta pronto! Lee
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Perfectly situated and just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

A gem of a place - perfectly situated. Great value.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rating and review. We're so pleased that you found Casa Rivas to be well placed and great value. We feel the property is a great base to enjoy the nearby market, shops, bars and restaurants while being in situated in a quiet and secluded location. Muchas gracias.
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Great little house for a real flavour of Spain

  • 5 of 5

Small, but perfectly formed and well kitted out, (including the newly installed WiFi which was an unexpected bonus), Casa Rivas is in a great location in the stunning hilltop town of Vejer. The house is fantastically positioned for wandering the streets of the Old Town with all its lovely shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Vejer has much to offer for a flavour of a more authentic Spanish holiday and makes a great base for exploring surrounding towns & cities, such as Seville and Cadiz; countryside such as Los Alcornocales and the stunning coastline from Barbate, through to Los Canos de Meca and El Palmar. Thoroughly recommended on every level.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rivas and that you found the new wi-fi a useful addition. We are always thrilled to learn that our guests feel well catered for, and especially pleased to know that you found it a useful base to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of the world. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Lee & Ian
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Great apartment in the centre of the old town

  • 5 of 5

Lovely traditional house in the centre of Vejer de la Frontera. Clean, homely and with lots of facilities. I am sure you could find more spacious accommodation however not in the centre of the old town with such a nice atmosphere.

Vejer itself is beautiful, a lively town with a good atmosphere every night and real spanish feel. Few people seem to speak english which I really enjoyed. The private balcony I would argue is one of the best views in the town and a great place to spend an evening people watching and listening to the sounds of the town. Pedros bar next to the house is fantastic, he serves very tasty tapas at a great price!

Vejer is also in very close proximity to many other interesting places. I highly recommend the coastal walk from Barbate to Canos de Meca, the scenery was beautiful. The beaches at Canos de Meca were my favourite due to the rocky coves and pine trees behind, you can also find delicious seafood here.

The Friday morning market in nearby Conil is very interesting, selling almost everything, so is the Saturday evening flea market in Vejer, right outside the apartments doorstep.

Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera are also well worth a visit. Especially the alcazar at Jerez which is beautiful. The beaches near Tarifa offer lots of windsurfing and kitesurfing.

In short, excellent stay, we would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you found the same Vejer that we found more than a decade ago and that our home was the right place for your stay. We too love the view from the terrace and never get tired of it; our favourite passtime is listening and soaking up the atmosphere of Vejer and, as you say, Casa Rivas is a great location for it! Delighted that you found Pedro's too; he is a real friend and it's such a fun little bar to while away the hours in. You are welcome back with us any time.
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Fabulous Casa Rivas

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our

> stay at Casa Rivas. The house is delightful, with everything we needed on

> hand. The Levante was a bit of a nuisance for the first 3 days, but it didn't

> stop us from enjoying ourselves. It just meant we couldn't go to the beach or

> use the roof terrace. But we did plenty of that in the last 3 days instead.

> The nightlife, as ever, was superb. There was a lot of live music around

> because of the festival, but it was easy to avoid if it wasn't your cup of

> tea. We really enjoyed the Janis Joplin bar, which was actually one of the

> reasons we returned to Vejer after our first visit last year. We also

> discovered another new bar which we really liked - La Poste. Good music, and

> the bar owner was very friendly.

> We ate in several restaurants, but our favourite was El Jardin del Calife.

> Everybody recommended it, so we had to try it, and it was outstanding! The

> surroundings are lovely, and the food was superb, and the staff were lovely

> too.

> We also really liked Pasteleria Galvan. Again, the staff were lovely, the

> coffee and cakes were delicious, and we could use the free Wi-fi with no

> hassle whatsoever, which wasn't the case in some places where we asked to use

> the Wi-fi!

> We had a lovely holiday, and we will definitely be returning to Vejer. You are

> very lucky to own such a lovely house in such a beautiful and interesting

> place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review abut your stay at Casa Rivas. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Vejer and that you got to experience the lively August fiesta and some of our bar and restaurant recommendations. Thank you also for your additional recommendations; this information is invaluable to our guests and we will be visiting them on our next visit to Vejer too!
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Jerez de la Frontera
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar El Conejito
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Tarifa (ferrys to Morocco)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
San Fernando
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Las Perdices
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
El Palmar
Car: recommended

Set in the Moorish, hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera this traditional Andalucian patio house sleeps four adults. Access to the house is via a romantic flower-filled patio with its own watering well, and offers comfortable accommodation split over three levels with a large double bedroom on the first level and smaller double on the third level. The second level has a well-equipped open-plan kitchen and dining area for self-catering, and the lounge area comfortably accommodates four people. The rooftop terrace has fantastic views over the historic town and to the rugged Atlantic coast.

Vejer de la Frontera is the ideal holiday location for anyone who wants to experience a part of Spain where tourists are still a rarity, and is close to the historic city of Cadiz and the sherry-making town of Jerez de la Frontera. Some of Spain's best golden sand beaches are just a short drive away, and the rugged Atlantic coastline has fantastic views to Morocco.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £35

We are flexible with arrival and departure dates and have no fixed changeover day.

Rates given are valid for half-term holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year dates. Please note: we add a minimal end of stay cleaning charge to the price dependent on number of people staying at the property.
A 20 percent deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance is payable one month prior to rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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