|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Chalet Cuatro has been built on stilts to take full advantage of the spectacular vistas at Great Escapes. The views of Africa are truly amazing, offering our clients peace and tranquility at the highest level. The chalet has been decorated to a high standard with a beautiful interior and exterior. Chalet Cuatro is south facing and the big balcony outside the chalet has comfortable seating for two people and offers sun plus shade with seating for 2 on easy chairs. The chalet accommodation offers a spacious bedroom with en suite bathroom, an open plan kitchen area with cooking utensils. Outside and to the right of the chalet there is a separate al fresco terrace down the steps with a Webber gas grill/BBQ and 2 gas rings for all your cooking needs. There is a hammock under the shade of the Acebeuche olive tree.
Washing up and cooking facilities are outside the chalet, offering a real back to nature experience.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.
Great Escapes offers an idyllic getaway minutes from Tarifa town. With spectacular views over white sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean to the Moroccan coastline, it's the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries. The ethos at Great Escapes is PEACE, QUIET & TRANQUILLITY in beautiful gardens.
RELAX and de stress from everyday problems and connectivity. Find, through relaxation, quiet breathing and light exercise, the remedy to weariness and life's difficulties. Practice mindfulness, yoga and tai chi or simply chill in a beautiful and unspoilt area.
There are plenty of places to walk, swim, surf, horse ride and enjoy exercise surrounded by beautiful Andalusian nature overlooking the Atlantic with views to Morocco.
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.
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 for COUPLES to relax in. 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 5 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 5 chalets have a gas grill and gas rings on the terraces for cooking. All 5 chalets have hammocks.
All 5 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, washing up liquid and bathroom/hand towels.
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 by bank transfer.
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.
Dear Brian and Jenny,
Thank you so much for our wonderful escape from our life and London stresses. We have had a lovely time exploring the history of Andalusia by morning, beaches by afternoon and cooking the most beautiful fresh fish from the market in the evening.
We hope your future guests enjoy their stay as much as we have.
Unsere Erwartungen hätten größer nicht sein können. Die Fotos von Great Escapes und von unserem Chalet Cuatro, der nette Emailverkehr mit unseren Gastgebern und die Internetbewertungen hatten die Messlatte sehr hoch gelegt. Fast hatten wir schon etwas Angst, dass wir vor Ort enttäuscht sein könnten. Doch weit gefehlt. Alles war genauso, wie wir uns das während des viel zu langen Winters gewünscht hatten – vielleicht sogar noch besser.
Chalet Cuatro liegt etwas abseits von den drei anderen Chalets, direkt hinter dem Wohnhaus der Gastgeber. Dadurch hatten wir viel Privatsphäre und von der kleinen Veranda aus eine spektakuläre Aussicht auf das Meer und auf Marokko.
Das Chalet ist zwar klein, bietet aber für zwei Personen ausreichend Platz und ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht. Unterhalb der Veranda befindet sich eine überdachte Koch- und Barbecuemöglichkeit unter freiem Himmel. Fast jeden Tag haben wir dort gekocht oder gegrillt, einfach großartig. Für uns war es ein gutes Gefühl, immer an der frischen Luft zu sein.
Und auch die Lage von Great Escapes ist etwas Besonderes, mitten in einem Naturschutzgebiet gelegen, sodass einem außerhalb des Grundstücks ständig Kühe, Schweine, Pferde oder Esel begegnen – frei umherlaufend. Allerdings ist ein Auto ein Muss, um Tarifa, die Strände oder andere Ausflugsziele zu erreichen.
Jenny und Brian sind großartige Gastgeber, sehr herzlich, immer hilfsbereit, mit sehr wertvollen Tipps für Ausflüge oder Restaurants.
Wir hatten elf wundervolle Tage in Chalet Cuatro. Für uns der perfekte Ort zum Abschalten und Erholen vom stressigen Alltag.
When dreaming of holidays and browsing the Internet or brochures you often come across adverts for 'tranquil, peaceful' holiday venues with a 'charming atmosphere' and 'beautiful grounds'. All too often that proves to be just another piece of advertising spin and the actuality is yet another noisy hotel or grubby rental in a grim commercial resort. Great Escapes is the exception that proves the rule. Genuine, quiet, restful and dare I say healing - this lovely, authentic and individual venue sees adorable and super-clean wooden chalets set in beautifully landscaped grounds complete with a sheltered terracotta sun terrace and cool blue pool. Gorgeous native planting, astounding views - dawn and dusk are particularly wonderful - the only sound to disturb you is the faint tinkling of cowbells from the surrounding countryside. Close to amazing white beaches with crystal clear seas, and the faded windswept charms of Tarifa, it's a fabulous base from which to explore the wonderful towns and countryside of Andalusia. A trip to Ronda and the White Towns are a must. We went in Spring and the massed carpets of gloriously coloured wild flowers alone were worth the trip. We stayed in the charming purple-themed Chalet Quattro - roomy, private and perfect for a couples break - with a really comfortable bed for once! Myself and my partner cannot recommend Great Escapes enough and will never forget hosts Jenny and Brian's kindness, honesty, attention to detail and good humoured helpfulness. A holiday to remember.
Chalet cuatro was our choice for the 3 chalet booking as it gave us the most privacy and also we loved the setting on stilts and the amazing views across to Morocco.
My wife loved the decor and colours and it was really relaxing to eat and sit outside on the balcony as well as the lovely hammock.
Brian and Jenny made us incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble, and we felt completely relaxed and at ease.
A real home feeling but in a great setting.
It rates as one of our most successful and happy holidays as we managed to bring together our daughters and my parents and we all found something special to take home with us from this truly beautiful place.
I can recommend Great Escapes to anyone looking to get away completely from the normal 'holiday' accommodation and experience something rather unique.
Great Escapes was a lovely birthday surprise in every sense. A real get away from it all in the natural park just minutes from Tarifa town. Welcomed with chilled Cava and a view to die for, we settled on our terrace to enjoy the first of our evenings overlooking Morocco.
Chalet Cuatro is a real treat, with a tasteful decor and quality furnishings. We slept incredibly well with only the sounds of doves and cow bells to awaken us and the King size double was a bonus.
The whole outdoor experience of preparing meals and cooking on the barbecue terrace was a lot of fun and made our stay much more intimate. We read and lazed on the hammock and easy chairs. Our host Brian had all the information at hand we required about beaches, restaurants, local past times and places of interest to visit.
Despite the fact there are four chalets at Great Escapes we hardly noticed the other guests and the shared pool was rarely used as the beaches are within walking distance.
The beaches are truly special in the area and the quality of the sea and sand spectacular. Like the Caribbean but much closer! We will certainly visit this unique place again and most definitely be booking our chalet at Great Escapes.
Great Escapes proved to be even better in real life than we could have hoped.
From the minute we parked and looked across the property to the magnificent views to Morocco, we knew we had found a truly special place.
Away from the town but only a short drive away, the chalet was a haven of peace with so many birds to see, which was an added bonus.
The weather in June was perfect and there were lovely walks in the natural park just outside the gates and we also enjoyed horse riding in the early morning.
We went whale watching and enjoyed our evenings out in Tarifa. The town has a variety of restaurants and we especially enjoyed the old town with its cobbled streets. The area is still quite inexpensive and offers glorious beaches and there were several places to go to yoga and Pilates, which we both tried.
I would thoroughly recommend this lovely place to couples who want peace and quiet and to spend quality time with one another. A car is essential to be able to visit all the lovely spots on offer but the local beach is just 15 minutes walk away.
A magical stay for my anniversary, at Great Escapes, getting up to wonderful views across the sea to Morocco. The chalet is absolutely lovely, with excellent quality furnishings and so many tasteful and interesting touches. The chalet had its own balcony terrace where I sat and enjoyed a glass of wine and the luxury of a view I won´t see again until I return to this amazing place. There is also a private terrace to the side for cooking and eating and the setting is so romantic it made our stay even more special. The owner Brian is incredibly hospitable and helped our stay become one of the best holidays we have had together. Tarifa is a short drive away for shopping with wonderful fresh tuna for the grill, straight from the sea that morning! Great Escapes brought us back to nature and having happy conversations, away from the internet and noise. All we could hear was the doves in the morning and the odd bell from the animals in the natural park outside the gates. I can´t recommend Great Escapes enough to couples who want to get away from it all, enjoy their own company and just relax in a place created with so much attention to detail to help guests have an unforgettable experience.
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.
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.