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WiFi Sea Side Garden By Sea, Amazing Views To Morocco And Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Vibrant Tarifa Town 10 Min Drive And 30min Beautiful Walk Through Natural Park

A romantic getaway for a couple looking for relaxation, privacy and a very unique experience. Here the wild, rocky coastline of spain meets morocco, just 8 miles away across the shimmering blue sea.

Just 50 metres from the shoreline, this little studio apartment stands at the base of the pillars of hercules, the meeting points of europe and africa, the atlantic ocean and the mediterranean sea. Views are breathtaking, across the vast expanse of deep blue sea to the massive peaks of the atlas mountains which rise up dramatically beyond morocco's beaches just eight miles away. This is as close to africa as you can get!

Trendy tarifa is only a couple of kilometres away (a beautiful, 25 minute walk along the cliffs; just eight minutes by car) but right here there is nothing but peace, tranquility and the sound of silence, amazing seascapes and the stunning nature of the natural park all around, plunging dramatically down to wild, rocky bays.

Access to this remote, heavenly spot is pretty good considering the terrain all around is so spectacular. Until recently these hills were the sole domain of the spanish military; they have left now but the roads and tracks they built through the steep hills and valleys remain. The road to the villa is tarmaced, if a little narrow and bendy in places; only the last 800 metres to the house is dirt track. This bit is a little bumpy but easily negotiable in an ordinary car with due care and attention.

A high cane hedge and huge entrance gates give privacy from the track - not that many people will ever pass by here - the occasional walker perhaps, or a local farmer off to tend his vegetable garden.

The gates open to a parking area and to the enormous, 1.2 acres of grassy cliff-top garden which surround the little villa. The garden is wonderful, a hidden world all of its own, the verdant greenery of palms dotted about in a vast expanse of grass contrasting joyously with the deep blue sea immediately beyond. With its little sun terrace, a fish pond, sunbeds, sunshade and a sheltered, cane-covered barbecue area in the corner, it really is a fabulous place to be.

This headland garden (you will see tarifa clearly from here, a mile or so further along the coast) leads directly down to the rocky coves of the mediterranean. There are no sandy beaches here, just wild, rugged but very beautiful coves, excellent for fishing and snorkeling. You can sunbathe unmolested in any number of these little bays.

The view is, quite simply … sensational, a 210º panorama of two continents, a great ocean and a sparkling blue sea. Africa is so close you feel that if you reached out you could almost touch it! Ships pass through the straits of gibraltar, moving silently across your line of vision - which takes in a huge sweep of the moroccan coast, the street lights of ceuta and tangiers twinkling clearly beneath the huge rocky crags of the rif mountains.

To your left you look far into the ever widening mediterranean, to your right to the vast expanses of the atlantic. Not only is it europe's closest villa to africa, it also enjoys one of the very best views imaginable. It's ever changing too, as the day develops and light and weather conditions change. It's impossible to say which is the best, the sunrise over the mediterranean or the sunset over the atlantic … they are both very, very special.

The little villa is of simple design and construction, a homely and neatly furnished, open-plan studio apartment, 60 m2 in size.

The principal room is spacious with views across the garden and the shimmering sea to africa. The double bed is on one side of the room, a sitting / dining area on the other. This leads through to a small kitchenette, equipped for rustling up basic meals (there's a 4 ring hob, pots and pans etc) but please note that there is no oven or freezer (the small fridge has an ice compartment only). A neatly tiled bathroom (with walk-in shower, no bath tub) leads off on the other side of the room.

Seagulls glide on thermals overhead, the odd cow or two mooches silently on a distant hill. It's a heavenly spot, as quiet and tranquil as can be - there's just one other house to be seen - on the other side of the lane a little higher up the hill (another rental property owned by the same proprietors). The high cane hedges guarantee both their privacy.

It's about as ecological as can be here. There's no mains electricity in this remote corner of spain, so everything works on solar and wind power; water comes from local wells. There's no air conditioning either, the fresh sea breezes and the stone construction of the villa keep everything cool, even on the hottest of summer days.

There are a million things to do from here, quite apart from reveling in this amazing location. A plethora of coastal and countryside tracks to be explored, an abundance of wild flowers everywhere, a new and always sensational view to be enjoyed at every turn. Only a few roaming cows on the hillsides and the occasional fisherman down on the rocks to keep you company. It's magical!

There are plenty of excellent restaurants and night spots in and around tarifa, mile upon mile of white, sandy beaches on the costa de la luz immediately beyond. There are beautiful white villages in inland cádiz to visit, wind and kite surfing, diving, golf, horse riding et al. And the capital of the province, cádiz itself, is well worth a day trip. A very friendly city with a unique atmosphere, it continues to evoke the romance and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between europe, africa and the americas.

Morocco is only 35 minutes away from tarifa on the high speed catamaran … 35 minutes which will take you to a totally different world. Ferries also leave from algeciras and, either way, it's a wonderful trip, especially on the longer, 3 hour trip from algeciras, the ship accompanied through the straits by dolphins and whales.

A comfortable, unpretentious place to stay in surroundings of superb natural beauty, this is a perfect romantic getaway for a couple looking for relaxation, privacy and a very unique experience.

Note: for larger groups, this villa can be rented in conjunction with the three bedroomed cottage just above, on the other side of the track.

More Details

Property Manager
Marcos Welsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Marcos Welsh

I was born in malaga, spain of australian parents, at the age of 18 i moved to tarifa attracted by the windsurfing and was spanish champion and also did the world cup, i was looking for a special place for many years and after living in the costa de la luz for ten years decided to buy la casa de la costa, at that time i meet paco who has helped my family as a builder, gardener and above all as a friend. We run the casa de la costa and casa del estrecho together as a holiday rental house, so when i am not around paco looks after everyone and i live part of the year in australia with my family, and do all the bookings via email and organize with paco the hand over of the keys to our clients via internet, we have been doing this for a while now and are both very happy to please our clients. Year purchased: 2000 why the owner chose an apartment in this location after living for ten years in la costa de la luz, and looking everywhere for the perfect place, it finally came in the form of a run down finca (farm) just 3km for the center of tarifa, immediately i saw the potential of the place, and although it is extremely difficult to get the refurbishing permits for building i went ahead, and after many head aches with local authorities managed to get the permits, and with paco and myself built up the three houses on the finca slowly but surely, ten years later it was finished, la finca de la costa is considered to be one of the best properties in the hole of la costa de la luz (not boasting) and has the best view to africa. It simply doesn't get better. The place is magical, situated between the mediterranean and the atlantic, africa and europe. Unique benefits of the property although just an 8 min drive from the center of town, but the last 800m is a dirt track which low sport cars can not access, but normal cars can access perfectly well, or a 25min walk, it seems like you are the only person in the world when staying at the property.Its the closest house to africa!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Open space studio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Included in the price is self service vegetables from our organic garden


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WiFi Sea Side Garden By Sea, Amazing Views To Morocco And Ocean
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely studio in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Superb location, comfortable bed and very helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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amazing location and fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

we just loved the place,very quiet but still close to Tarifa,fantastic views,the house it`s small but very cousy we will definitly go back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday for the soul

  • 5 of 5

We spent here 10 nice days in June.

A small oasis with a wonderful, unforgettable view at the street of Gibraltar to Morocco.

My soul would have dangled still some weeks more with pleasure.

The house is in a national park, far away from hotels and touristic activity. A little bit off road, a little bit adventure.

It is nicely furnished and suitable.

We had almost informal contact with Marcos, daily we get fresh vegetables from his garden.

Thanks a lot. We will come again.


  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magníficas vistas

  • 4 of 5

Hemos estado muy a gusto; la casa es acogedora, y la vista desde el jardín es insuperable.

El propietario es muy agradable, y atento.

Esta casa es muy recomendable si lo que se busca es tranquilidad y relax.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfecto. Muy tranquilo y agedor. El entorno es paradisiaco, y muy cerca de Tarifa.

  • 5 of 5

Volveremos seguro. El enclave es precioso y muy romantico. Justo encima del mar con vistas privilegiadas de Estrecho. Hay una playa desierta a 500 mtrs. Esta apartado pero muy cerca de Tarifa. Es un sitio espectacular. Marcos, el propietario, muy buen anfitrión. Volveremos

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2km Center of Town Tarifa
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
30-40 min drive Sotogrande
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1.5 kilometers to N-340 highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
2 km center of town
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
500 meters west of the house
Car: necessary

Romantic Getaway with a garden that reaches the Sea. Amazing views and pure relaxation in a rural setting with a self service organic vegetable garden. 10 min drive to vibrant Tarifa town and beach life on most famous beaches in south of Spain


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.22
Pet Fee £17.48

The last 1km drive to the house is on a dirt track, its good for normal to high cars, but no so good for low sport cars

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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