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Brian

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Spanish

Tarifa chalets, sea views, walking to beaches, self cater, terrace , BBQ - Chalet Uno

41 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday chalet in Tarifa - Great Escapes

1 bedroom, sleeps 2, beautiful gardens, secure parking, 5 mins to Tarifa

Great Escapes offers an idyllic getaway minutes from Tarifa town. With spectacular views over white sandy beaches and Moroccan coastline, it's the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. The best of the weather is between April and October. Great Escapes is ideal for a romantic getaway, surfing or beach holiday.The south & west facing chalets offer self catering accommodation with gas BBQ/grills on the terraces. The pool is private to the chalets and Tarifa is just a five minute drive away with a range of restaurants, bars and shops and a bustling night-life in the main season.

The local beach is 10 -15 minutes walk away as is the nearest place to get a meal/drinks.

We offer plenty of secure parking for vehicles and storage area for surfing equipment.

Yoga and massage are available in Tarifa town.

Horse riding on the beach or whale watching are great experiences which can be enjoyed by guests.

Who is Great Escapes for?

Great Escapes specialises in providing a tranquil and stunningly beautiful setting in which to relax. The mature gardens are lovingly cared for and offer a green oasis in the natural park.

The accommodation is set in a lovely eco friendly environment and its owner dedicates himself to life strategies in sustainability and global change. He welcomes input by any guests who are interested in these developments.

Great Escapes is ideal for couples who want a romantic getaway and we have had several honeymoon couples stay in all 4 of our chalets and all have had a very special time. Alternatively for those who surf or would like to learn to do so, Great Escapes offers secure parking and storage for equipment and for all our guests, a unique setting from which to explore some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, with Bolonia Beach at just 15kms away voted second in the whole of Europe. There is horse riding, a bird watching sanctuary, water sports and bike rentals all within minutes in Tarifa town as well as yoga, meditation, and Pilates.

All 4 chalets have a gas grill and gas rings on the terraces for cooking. All 4 chalets have hammocks.

All 4 chalets offer similar facilities but are unique in their own right and all have access to the pool.

We offer our guests umbrellas for shade, hammocks, sunbeds and lazy chairs.

We provide mosquito plugs, toilet rolls, eco washing up liquid and bathroom/hand towels.

PLEASE NOTE

To confirm your booking we require a 50% deposit.

Balances are paid on arrival and receipt of keys.

Rates are all inclusive for the chalet sleeping two people.

There are no extra fees or deposits.

Payments are either by bank transfer or credit card.

Chalets are for guests only and visitors are not allowed.

There is ample secure parking.

Internet & wifi are available in Tarifa town & nearby bars and cafes.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet Chalet Uno , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Chalet Uno is southfacing with a balcony and large covered terrace from which to enjoy the breathtaking views across the sea to Morocco. It has two lazy chairs on the balcony and plenty of seating places and a large table under the covered terrace. There is a BBQ/grill plus gas rings for cooking on the terrace.

Chalet Uno is subdivided into a bedroom area with 1 double bed, good reading lights, select library, fans and plenty of bed linen, which is provided and changed weekly.

A spacious bathroom with shower, wc, sink area with shower and hand towels provided.

A kitchen area with fridge, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, washing up and ample food preparation area.

Outside there is a hammock under the shade of an acebuche tree.

The pool is across the way and offers sunloungers, umbrella for shade if required.

The beautiful grounds at Great Escapes are freely accessible and there are lights around the chalet which give a lovely effect at night.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brian (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great time and for this amazing place. We were grounded and relaxed! We hope to see you again. M&T from Berlin
Sep 2013
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Chalet Uno
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 45 reviews
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great Escapes is a beautiful place to stay and perfect when you are looking for a comfortable retreat and some digitial detoxification. The location is fantastic. In a nature park - with just the sound of some distant cowbells and the occasional donkey - but close to beaches, restaurants and Tarifa.

We both had a brilliant week in chalet Uno. The charming chalet was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and really spacious. Jenny and Brian have thought of everything to make their guests as comfortable as possible. Every day we had breakfast on the veranda and dinner on the large covered terrace. From both places we had an excellent view of the sea and Africa. The chalets are located in a large and beautifully maintained garden with a nice swimming pool and lots of lovely details. Every chalet has ample privacy.

Jenny and Brian are excellent hosts, very friendly and helpful with queries and knowledgable about local places, routes, and restaurants. They made it clear they were available when we needed anything whilst always maintaining a discreet presence. We appreciated being able to stay a few extra nights at short notice (before the agreed arrival date). As chalet Uno was already occupied, we spent those nights in chalet Tres, where we had a perfect time as well.

We had a very relaxing stay and would certainly recommend the chalet to all our friends and family.

Thanks for a great time and hope to return!

Thomas & Myriam

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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No Shoes, No News!

  • 5 of 5

Last minute booking and Brian very flexible and accommodating. A great find as Moments is beautifully situated and loved the outdoors feel of it all. Super solar shower and the grounds are incredibly well maintained with thought provoking signs and details to add to the beauty of the place. Secure parking a bonus as was zero wifi. Lovely to forget the phone and tablet for a while. Lots of Internet in the town so not crucial. Walked to local beaches and in surrounding countryside. Views second to none. On a schedule so not enough time to stay longer but will definitely be coming back. Highly recommendable for peace, tranquillity as well as sheer relaxation and beauty of the place.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Paradise on earth!

  • 5 of 5

What Brian created here, is a paradise on earth! Silence, relaxing and living in harmony with nature. The southernmost point of Europe with a new continent on the opposite, makes this place so special and magic. Brians lovingly lanscaped garden with its beautiful chalets leave everyday life quickly forgotten. Doesn`t matter what you enjoy, going to the beautiful beaches, exploring Tarifa with its magic atmosphere, restaurants and tapas bars, hiking in the national park or just chilling, reading a good book at his perfect poolarea. Then you are at exactly the right place! At Great Escapes with a lovely host Brian. See you soon Brian. Best, Yve&Eric

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Zurück aus dem Wunderland !

  • 5 of 5

Jeder, der Erholung und Natur pur sucht, ist hier genau richtig. Direkt an der Unterkunft vorbei verläuft ein ca. 20 km langer Wanderweg durch Korkeichenwälder, vorbei an kleinen Bächen und Wasserläufen. Schaf- und Ziegenherden laufen hier frei neben Pferden, Rindern und iberischen Schweinen. Das Grundstück liegt inmitten des Naturparks am Hang gelegen, mit Blick auf das Meer welches man innerhalb weniger Minuten mit dem Auto erreicht. Ein Auto ist empfehlenswert. Das Grundstück ist liebevoll gestaltet und jedes Chalet hat seinen eigenen Charme. Wir haben uns im nahe gelegenen Tarifa mit Lebensmitteln eingedeckt und in der Außenküche, die mit allem ausgestattet ist, was man benötigt, jeden Tag unser Essen zubereitet. Im Chalet UNO untergebracht, hatten wir die etwas erhabenere Position mit guter Sonne am Morgen und einen wunderbaren Blick von der Terrasse aus auf das Meer. Alle anderen Chalets sind aber auch gut gelegen und jedes hat seine Privatsphäre. Man hat immer das Gefühl, für sich zu sein, sucht man Gesellschaft, dann findet man diese in den netten Vermietern, die etwas oberhalb des Parkplatzes wohnen oder aber in den Nachbarn, die man eventuell einmal auf dem Grundstück trifft. Die Chalets sind gut ausgestattet, da es in dieser Gegend immer windig ist, ist eine Klimaanalage, auch im Sommer, nicht notwendig. Ausflugsziele könnten sein: Tarifa, Ronda, Gibraltar, Marbella, Estepona, Cadiz.

Sollte der Wind einmal zu stark sein, dann fährt man einfach über die Berge und ist in 20 Minuten an einem windstillen Ort. Auch eine Wanderung in die Berge ist dann empfehlenswert. Wir waren nur eine Woche dort und das war viiiieeel zu kurz. Ich wünsche noch vielen diese positive Erfahrung, aber Achtung, für 4-Sterne-Bucher, die Hotelkomfort gewohnt sind, ist diese Unterkunft bedeutend zu gut.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for some time away from the stresses of modern life; a striking setting with comfortable accommodation bathed in sunshine and cooled by the sea breeze.

Rugged countryside surrounds the chalets with common land grazed by donkeys, cattle, horses and the marvellous black pigs. Birds circle the crags high above you and more familiar sparrows and blackbirds flit about the varied plants in the well kept grounds of Great Escapes.

My chalet was spacious, clean and laid out thoughtfully. Ample running water - hot and cold - with ready cooled bottled water for drinking in the fridge. Well equipped kitchen and bar-b-que area. There are comfy chairs on the deck and recliners on the patio but my favourite place to sit was on the beautiful terrace with its stone floor, large wooden table and sturdy pergola draped in vines.

You could see glimpses of two of the other chalets and occasionally other guests might wander past on their way to the pool or away to the beach or into town but the atmosphere was of privacy and tranquility. As a single traveller I can reassure anyone that you feel secure here.

The owners are present on site in their own home and have a wealth of knowledge about the area's attractions. I found them to be attentive but not intrusive and interested in a range of topics if you felt like a chat.

I enjoyed Tarifa's whitewashed shops in narrow streets and squares, particularly the fish market and small boutiques. I had the luxury of a friend fluent in Spanish guiding me about but a few basic phrases will be all you need to get by. The day time atmosphere is laid back with good food and coffee available plus bars that are well frequented at night.

20 minutes away, Bolonia beach is an amazing place to visit. With fine sand and good swimming it can be a little busy on weekends (get there early) but it is worth the effort. It is situated in a national park with Roman ruins in the dunes and an adjacent archaeological museum Baelo Claudia housed in the most remarkable modern building. Those who appreciate unique architecture should see this place, I loved it and it is free to get in if you have an EU passport.

The mixture of personal space for reading, yoga practice and campo walks was perfect for me. I can not think of anything that I missed while I was there. When I got home, I felt as if I had been away for months.

I hope to return sometime and would recommend this experience wholeheartedly.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Wonderful New Year at Great Escapes!

  • 5 of 5

A great way to see in 2013. Chalet uno is wonderful and cosy with a beautiful terrace from which to enjoy the sea views and Brian and Jenny made our stay as comfortable and special as possible.

We had heating provided and also lovely throws to use on the terrace as the winter evenings can feel cooler, especially when the days are so lovely and warm. The terrace was decorated so we felt very festive and we made the most of the restaurants in Tarifa town and visited Bolonia beach on New Year's Day!

It was special to climb the sand dunes and take in the views across to Africa from one of the best beaches in Europe and just a short drive from Great Escapes.

We felt truly relaxed and ready to take on the New Year and for me one of the best bits was no wifi! My other half spent time talking to me and we read books from the great up to date selection in the chalet.

I can recommend Great Escapes to couples wanting to escape the ordinary and the noisy. I love the cow bells and the birds. The hammock is blissful.

We will come again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Hotel or camping beach bar (both walking distance)
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Tarifa
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Montenmedio Golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N340
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Camping or Hotel (both walking distance)
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Los Lances
Car: recommended

Great Escapes offers a unique setting surrounded by natural park at walking distance from the nearest beaches. All you hear first thing in the morning is the song of the many birds found in the area. A five minute car journey takes you to Tarifa town, at the southernmost tip of Europe and just 14kms across to Morocco. Local beaches such as Bolonia, offer the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia a former fish salting settlement as well as spectacular bathing in clear Atlantic waters. Punta Paloma offers pure white sand dunes and exceptional beaches. The towns of Zahara de los Atunes and Vejer de la Frontera are easily accessible white villages and offer local Spanish flavour and cuisine. Jerez de la Frontera offers the Andalucian equestrian spectacle as well as the opportunity to sample excellent tapas. Birdwatching is another bonus in the area as is whalewatching,

Guests at Great Escapes can horseride, do yoga & Pilates, kite and wind surf, as well as diving. The local natural park is wonderful for mountain bikes and fabulous walks.

It is a perfect spot for exploring the rest of the Costa de la Luz (The Coast of Light) which offers unspoilt beauty and spectacular sunsets.

Other Activities:

Local Flamenco shows weekly in Tarifa, good assortment of Tapas bars and an excellent variety of cuisine is offered by restaurants in Tarifa as well as fresh fish such as tuna and swordfish from the ocean to your table on the same day.

LOCAL FACILITIES IN TARIFA TOWN

Supermarkets Lidl, Maxi Dia and Mercadona.

Vegetarian restaurants and excellent take away.

Wide variety of very good restaurants and tapas bars.

Lots of independent shops in the old historic town.

Wifi facilities widely available in cafes and bars.

Banks, post office, excellent English and German speaking doctor.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Tarifa, Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
August 2016
1 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£592
for 7 nights
£592
 
 
September 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£507
for 7 nights
£507
 
 
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£337
for 7 nights
£337
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£422
for 7 nights
£422
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£422
for 7 nights
£422
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£507
for 7 nights
£507
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£507
for 7 nights
£507
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£592
for 7 nights
£592
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£507
for 7 nights
£507
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£337
for 7 nights
£337
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

To confirm we require a 50% deposit. Balance is paid on arrival and receipt of keys.

Rates are all inclusive for the chalet sleeping two people. There are no extra fees or deposits.

Payments are made by bank transfer. Since the website now charges a service fee of between 6 and 8% on the whole booking amount to take online bookings, which would be payable by guests, I no longer offer the online payment system.

Chalets are for guests only and visitors are not allowed.

There is ample secure parking.

Internet & wifi are available in Tarifa town & nearby bars and cafes.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Tarifa in Cadiz Province

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower and hand towels are provided. Extra towels are available on request and are changed weekly.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bed linen is provided and changed weekly.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chalet Uno has two fans and four windows with mosquito blinds built in. It is strictly non smoking inside the chalet but covered ashtrays are provided on the terrace/balcony. The grounds at Great Escapes are so designed that all 4 chalets are detached and independent of one another, thereby respecting guests' space and privacy at all times. The outside pool is shared by the chalets but the beauty of the beaches means it's rare all the chalets want to use the pool at the same time. As we have 4 chalets, we do not encourage guests to bring back visitors as we value the peace and tranquillity of all our guests. PLEASE NOTE - the facilities at Great Escapes are for the use of guests only.

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