|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautifuf large Villa Ideally located for your summer holiday minutes from the beach, shops and the many golf courses in and around the area.
This beautifully and well located villa has everything you require for your self catering holiday. A large fully fitted luxury kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave, high level oven. The lounge is very comfortably furnished for 6 persons. For your leisure there is Spanish and English Sky TV, DVD and CD player and Internet/Wifi connection if required. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes / dressers and ceiling fans. Windows and doors have mosquito/fly screens.
The villa is enclosed by walls allowing you to enjoy the well kept gardens and pool in privacy.
There are two terraces for alfresco dining when you are not sunbathing by the pool.
Airport distance - Jerez 40 minutes, Gibraltar 1hr 15 mins, Sevilla 1hr 40 mins - Malaga 2hrs 45 mins.
Dear Mike Smith,
we have a beautifull holyday in casavalan.
Everything was cleaned and very good organized.
We loved the pool. Alan is the best poolboy. He make fresh and blue water every time.
Sometimes we coocked at home in your verry good kitchen.
I'll be back in Casavalan so I stay in your home, maybe next summer.
Thank you for live in your home.
Mrs Hartl is in Vienna Austria, when she is back we speak about your father home.
Then I 'll give you information and send you a e mail or telefon, quickley.
Greatings from Bavaria
We enjoy 15 days in Casa Valan and were wonderfull. The house is big,nice and clean. The kitchen has everything you need. The pool is well located, always sunny so the watter it is warm. Our girls enjoy the garden. It is just as the owners describe it. It is clean and well maintained. The owners are there for you. They made more than a good customer service. We will try to repeat our next summer there.
Hemos pasado 15 dias en Casa Valan y ha sido estupendo. La casa es grande,comoda,bonita y limpia. La cocina tiene todo lo que necesitas. La piscina,siempre soleada, tiene la tempatura del agua muy agradable. Nuestras niñas disfrutaron jugando en el jardin. Es tal y como los dueños la describen. Esta limpia y bien mantenida. Los dueños estan al lado, y hacen todo lo que esta en sus manos para hacer la estancia mas agradable y resolver cualquier problema. Y aunque esten al lado, tienes total intimidad. Han sido encantadores, nos han dado un trato excelente. Nos encantaria repetir el proximo verano.
It is my pleasure to write this review for the owners, Alan & Val. I agree with all that previous reviewers have said about the villa. It's a very comfortable and convenient place to spend your holiday, especially if you enjoy the beach as well as visiting historic towns nearby. This was the third trip to Andalucia for my husband and me. I would advise everyone to visit El Puerto de Santa Maria, Rota, and of course, Cadiz!. Any town "de la Frontera", too!
In May, the weather was absolutely perfect- warm days, cool nights, and lots of sunshine! I really enjoyed swimming laps in the pool- it's warmed by the sun most of the day, so it's not too chilly. The comfortable outdoor furniture encourages spending time in the fresh air, too...reading, chatting, playing cards, etc.
The clothes washer and dish washer were most helpful and worked very well. I would recommend a new corkscrew (difficult to use) and more tea towels for the kitchen.
My husband, Dan, and I, and our friends, John and Doreen, will share many fond memories of our visit to Andalucia and our stay at Casavalan!
We've spend 3 weeks in August in Casa Valan and it was a wonderful time. The Vila is exactly as described and presented on the pictures. The house is in very good condition - all is clean and proper and the furniture and other equipment is in very good shape. The only thing we missed was an air-condition as we had really tropical temperatures the first week. However, the following 2 weeks were OK and the Vents have been sufficient to cool the bed rooms down during the night. The pool is really great and our kids spend every free minute we have been "at home" inside the pool. There is a shower and a toilet directly at the pool side which is very convenient. The lawn is great for playing with the kids too.
The Landlords, Val and Alan, living in a house directly behind the property are very friendly and always around if you need them. Linnen and Towels are changed once a week and Alan is checking water quality and cleaning the pool regularly.
From Casa Valan you can visit a lot of great places and the wonderful beaches are only 10 minutes away by car. However, you really need a car as there is nothing really around in walking distance. The Vila is part of a housing area with a lot of free space in front of it.
There is nothing negative to say about Casa Valan only positive things and we can highly recommend a stay there.
Hello, I would like to recommend the vila for everyone who is looking for the privacy, but not far from the beach and the little restaurants and bars. I would suggest the vila because of the private pool which is there because at the beach there is always the wind. Which is fine few times in a week but .... having the peaceful time by the pool where you have your own privacy and the wind cannot reach you ... we enjoied it a lot. We spent there in the vila nice 14 days, 4 adults and 1 baby. Bedrooms are big enough, the living room as well, but we spent most of the time by the pool end in the kitchen where we felt very comfortably. I just want to assure you that the description is accurate and the pictures too. The vila is clean, there is a green around and the pool in the back side of the vila.
There is a supermarket 5 minutes by car where you can buy food and cosmetics. The beach is 10 minutes by car, and is beautiful. I would suggest you to try the paella and seafood in one of the beach restaurants ... and as well you must try tinto de verano, which is a tipical drink -- red wine and soda water.
What we really like was the visit in Jerez de la Frontera where we visited bodegas with sherry ... we liked it more in Sandeman then in Tio Pepe, but I guess that everybody shoul visit one bodega at least.
And we also visited the Giblartar. If you have never been there, it is very interesting place to go ... the monkeys there are really cheekies and for me was interesting that the weather up there at the Rock was so different. On the way back we visited the white town Vejer where we can recomend the restaurant La Chozita, where they can speak with you in English, French, German, Spanish ... and are very nice.
If you would fly to Jerez ... and you never have seen this airport .... the airport is small and mostly used by business travellers. We get off the airplane and we received our luggage in 10 minutes. And in the carrental agency we spent 20 minutes (administrative things and putting the child seat in the car).
Val sent us the directions how to get to the vila and it was perfect!!
And .... Val and her husband are very nice and friendly persons and when we need them we can alwas reach them.
So enjoy it if you will go there.
We stayed at Casa Valan Villa in May 2010. We were a group of two families (4 adults and 2 children). We had a wonderful holiday -the villa is perfect for a relaxing vacation with everything we could need. We loved the house from the very first minute. It's very pretty, with a nice green territory, which has a swimming pool and two dining areas. The villa is very well maintained. All rooms are very clean and nicely decorated and a very big kitchen well equipped. What was very nice is that the owners prepared for us a welcome pack awaiting our arrival which was extremely appreciated due to our early arrival time at the villa. We made the Villa our base for easy day trips to the Gibraltar, Cadiz, Jerez, Sevilla and of course to the beach because beah was placed 10minutes by car - car is needed there. We highly recommend this villa for anyone who wants to have a relaxing vacation on Costa de la Luz! Our families had a very good time!
El Sotillo is just 5/6 minutes from the 8 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beaches of both Nova Sacti Petri and La Barrosa.
Novo Sacti Petri
This is a fairly upmarket, modern resort with a range of low-rise hotels and apartment and townhouse complexes.
Inland from Novo Sancti Petri, properties are laregely detached villas, with many more being built currently. Novo Sancti Petri is centred around a 36-hole golf course designed by Ballesteros and it also has an excellent beach and a riding school, Hipica Novo Sancti Petri.
The town has a clinic and a number of commercial centres, such as Centro Comercial Altamar and the Novo Center which have plenty of bars, restaurants, estatae agents and shops catering for tourists.
La Barrosa is one of Chiclana's two beach resorts with 8 kms of fine sand. It is a safe, sandy beach which has received the Blue Flag Clean Beaches of Europe Award.
Property in the area consists of low rise apartments and private villas. The native umbrella pine is protected and all development is forced to accommodate the trees. This makes for an agreeable environment.
La Barrosa has a pleasant seafront promenade with a number of reataurants and cafes looking out to sea. Seafood is on every menu.
The resort is very popular with Spanish people, particularly in July and August and on holiday weekends. The main street runs parallel to the beach. It has a range of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and services.
In the Pinar del Atlantico area there is a tennis school and Tennis Club la Barrosa.
is an old, abandoned fishing village located at the northern end of the Playa de la Barrosa. It adjoins the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park and has a wonderful 2 km beach which faces a little isleand of the same name.
According to local lore, the village was commandeered by General Franco and his entourage as their holiday retreat. The fishermen were forced out of their homes and when Franco died, the place fell into ruin. Now the area is protected to prevent inappropriate development. A few local people are moving back in and renovating some of the properties.
Here you will find a fishing port and marina, sailing and windsurfing schools and a few bars and restaurants. The Bar Bongo is located on the beach with lovely views over the estuary and out to sea.
From Chiclana, it is a short journey to the historic towns of: Medina Sidoni and Vejer de la Frontera
and to some beautiful nature parks in the mountains, e.g. Grazalema and Alcornocales.
Prehistoric remains have been found in this area, which proves the presence of man since the Paleolithic era. Chiclana has always been historically associated with Cádiz and, as in Cádiz, traces of Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman civilisations are evident.
Steeped in history and legend, the little island of Sancti Petri has been linked with Hercules. An ancient temple to Hercules once stood on the headland. And according to myth, two of Hercules' 12 works were performed here.
Since the 16th century, Chiclana's economic development has been closely associated with the Bay of Cádiz, which at that time was the centre of trade with the American colonies. The discovery of America was very important for the development of Cádiz and Chiclana. The golden era for the region was the 17th century. A number of monuments and buildings dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th century can still be seen in the town.
You may notice that several towns in this western part of Andalucia have the words 'de la Frontera' attached. This is because it was the frontier between the Christian and Moorish areas back in the 15th century, before Isabel and Fernando finally ejected the Moors from the Iberian peninsula in 1472.
As a result of the economic development which began in the 60's and 70's, Chiclana is now a town with 53,000 inhabitants and enjoys increasing prosperity and growth partly based on tourist trade.
The climate is mild with few temperature extremes, little rain and more than 3000 hours of sunshine.
The local cuisine is based on traditional Andalucian cookery. The most typical dish is the Berza Chiclanera, cooked with chick peas, marrow, sweet potato, green beans, beef, chorizo (spicy sausage) and salt pork.
The Chiclana area, as well as the whole Bay of Cádiz, is famous for its seafood dishes. Fish and shellfish are all caught in the local seas or salt marshes. The king prawn of Chiclana is famous; its size is a little smaller but the taste is exquisite!
Pig-farming is important in the countryside around and pork sausages such as butifarras, longanizas and chicharrones must be tasted to be appreciated.
Pastrymaking and confectionary in Chiclana is a special delicacy, especially the almond tarts from the Convent of Madres Agustinas Recoletas.
Sailing and Windsurfing: there is a large marina at Novo Sancti Petri and also a windsurfing school.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
A 20% non refundable deposit will be required the remaining payment to be made 6 weeks prior to arrival.
We are flexible on changeover days. The keys will be available at 4.00pm on day arrival, please vacate by 11.00 am on departure day unless otherwise arranged.
A £200 security/breackage deposit wi