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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 - 7 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

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 Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 4.6153846 based on 15 reviews

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: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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Newcastle upon Tyne

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: Aug 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Leicester, United Kingdom

Fab time in Vejer

  • 5 of 5

Lovely centrally placed house in vejer,fully equipped and very clean and comfortable.

Highly recommend it to enjoy a truly Andulucian experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Rivas and found the house comfortably suited to four adults. We look forward to seeing you back in Vejer again soon. Lee
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Bucks, UK

Lovely House, Great Location, Fab Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Rented Casa Rivas for a week's escape away to the sun, and we had a wonderful time.

House is well equipped and well furnished (not sure why you'd be bothered by the size of the tv when there's so many beautiful things to see and places to go in and around Vejer! see other review!). It makes a great place to stay for a couple (and room for 3 or 4). Perfectly comfortable, with everything you might reasonably need, and with amazing views over the town from the sun terrace.

Vejer itself is a wonderful, traditional Spanish town and gives a great flavour of real Spain. Not a lot of English spoken in the area, but that just makes it even better! Fabulous to just wander around the maze of narrow streets - especially in the old town - in the evening when the place is full of life and people. Bars and restaurants everywhere - the jewel of which is El Califa... a must visit place (but need to book on a Friday!).

Lots of information provided in the house for visitors about Vejer and the surrounding area which is all very useful. We made a couple of day trips. One to Gibraltar - cable-car to the top of the rock and walked down visiting St Michaels Caves (incredible) and the other sites, including meeting the Apes - and a day to Jerez, including a trip around the Sandeman's Sherry Bodega (unfortunately we didn't find any flamenco bars open in the daytime).

Fantastic choice of beaches nearby. We made it to Bolonia (combined with visit to the Roman Ruins which are quite a sight), La Roche, Conil, El Palmar and Zahora... where we enjoyed a nice dinner at restaurant on the beach, watching the sun set. Idyllic!

It may not be the most spacious place to rent, but it's a great (very traditional Spanish) house, in a beautiful place and there's so much to see, do and enjoy in the area that you won't spend much time indoors anyway!!

Service and help/information from Lee was great and we would definitely rent again (if back in that part of Spain) and would happily recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of your stay at Casa Rivas. It's so good to hear that our guests enjoy the house and the beautiful town of Vejer de la Frontera, and find it a great base from which to explore the stunning Cadiz area. It sounds like you got a real good taste of the area. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon. Lee & Ian
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London, UK

Lovely house, lovely area – highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Rivas during the October school half-term, desperate for a last bit of sunshine without having to take a long-haul flight – and it was perfect for us and our 9-year-old son.

We loved strolling around Vejer's twisty streets, finding great little shops, bars and restaurants (the Califa stands out), and the town's great location makes it easy to explore the surrounding area.

Keeping adults and son happy, we did 3 town day trips (lovely Cadiz, surrounded on 3 sides by the Atlantic; atmospheric Jerez including a tour of a sherry/brandy winery yum; and dramatic if rather touristy Ronda), plus 3 beach days (El Palmar, Bolonia and Conil), taking full advantage of temperatures in the mid-20s every day (hurrah, I have a gentle tan in November!).

The owner Lee was very helpful, emailing us loads of info before we left on everything from car hire to the best beaches, while the house had everything we needed – from dishwasher (hallelujah!) to beach toys. And the rooftop patio is a treat for an evening BBQ.

We would definitely go back and can highly recommend it – many thanks, Lee.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much submitting your review and your great comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Vejer, and it's particularly great to hear that you got to experience the glorious extended summer that southern Spain so regularly enjoys while we are plunged into an early winter here in the UK. It's easy to forget that just a two hour plane ride away there are warm days and glorious blue skies.
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

End of stay 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.
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