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'Miramar' Zahara, luxury villa next to beach, pool, jacuzzi and sauna

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms , sleeps up max. 12

At Villa Miramar we have sought to combine luxury with a high degree of comfort.Designed and furnished to the highest standard the villa is circular in design and set over three floors, making it ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy communal living but retain individual privacy.All bedrooms and living spaces overlook the beautiful, sandy beach - a 5 minutes walk away -with sweeping views over the ocean to Africa.The villa comprises a large living room/dining room with open log fire, sound system and sat TV, a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, a study/games room with WIFI and 5 bedrooms with spectacular sea views. Full air conditioning and underfloor heating ensure year round comfort. Surrounding the villa there are two terraces affording shade, comfy seating and elegant dining from which you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets that frequently grace the bay. The gardens are spacious with many flowers and vegetables, eternity pool, BBQ, swing.

About Zahara de los Atunes: Zahara is a small tourist town built around an old fishing village which has been known to produce excellent fish since Phoenician times, when tuna was first trapped in traditional nets (Almadrabas) extending from the coast. To this day you can see the annual catching of the tuna in the spring and autumn off the beach. The ruins of the Castillo de la Almadraba built in the 15th century by the Duques of Medina Sidonia can still be seen in the village. Unspoilt by by mass tourism, Zahara de los Atunes attracts visitors who want to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches - and the largest at just over 8km in length - of the Andalusian Costa de la Luz. The village boasts excellent restaurants as well as the so-called chiringuitos (beach bars) in the summer. Occasionally, you can be lucky enough to see dolphins or whales swim along the shore.

Activities in the local area: Around Zahara and Atlanterra there are several nature reserves to be visited, such as the expansive national park La Breña y Marismas de Barbate, with its pine forests and salt marshes, where many endemic species of plants and animals can be found. The whole area is characterized by en extraordinary biological diversity and is known as a bird watchers’ paradise, since it lies on the route of migratory birds on their way to Africa. Great hiking trails along the coast and horse-riding along the beach or in the forests invite the active tourist to explore the beauty of this area. Of course windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing, and all water sports are possible. The windswept town of Tarifa, only 30 km away, is known as Spain’s most famous surf spot.

Daytrips: For those interested in culture, the province of Cádiz, historically frequented by various cultures such as the Vikings, Berbers, Phoenicians, and Romans, is full of fascinating sites to explore. Nearby, you can visit the ruins of Baelo Claudia, a major town built by the Romans, from where fish preserves were exported all over the Roman Empire. Vejer de la Frontera, one of Spain’s famous white villages, lies on a hilltop just 15 km from Zahara. A walk down the twisty narrow streets evokes the rich and varied history of this town. Particularly prominent is the influence of the Arabs who held the town for 593 years. Whale watching trips in the Straits of Gibraltar are not to be missed, as well as a trip to Africa.

More Details

Property Manager
Joke Saelens
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love it! We’ve been lucky enough to stay in some fab villas all over Spain over the course of 10 years. But Miramar wins. Stunning views, great pool, gorgeous beach and a well equipped villa. The design is brilliant.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Tarifa in Cadiz Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • The master bathroom is large comprising a Waikikii bath and separate shower cubicle with bidet and two hand-basins. The bathroom is of marble with tiled flooring. Two further bathrooms are ensuite with glass doored shower cubicles, basins and bidets, and the fourth bathroom is interconnecting with a large shower cubicle and basin. These bathrooms are designed individually utilising local tiles, high quality fittings and with the provision of basic toiletries for guests’ use. All bathrooms have hairdryers. In addition to the WCs in all bathrooms there is one separate WC on the ground floor and a separate shower on the garden level which can service, additionally, the garden room bedrooms as well as the sauna.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The top floor has two bedrooms – the master bedroom with a king-size bed, ensuite large dressing room and bathroom, and the second bedroom with a double bed, study area and ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms connect to a terrace overlooking the beach which has a table and chairs for morning refreshments and cocktails at sunset. The ground floor has one large double bedroom with ensuite shower and view over the pool and the beach, and a study which has a double sofa bed to make a sixth bedroom, if needed. The garden level has two bedrooms with views of the ocean, each with two single beds and an interconnecting bathroom. All bedrooms are very light and airy; they have individual air conditioning/heating units and are furnished individually to a very high standard with ample wardrobe space. Additionally there are two cots (with linen provided) for babies as well as a couple of Zbeds which can, on request, be put in any of the bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa is set over 3 floors (330m2) with : 5 bedrooms plus a large study that can be used either as a bedroom (with a double sofa bed) or as an additional sitting room. Master bedroom with en suite dressing room and large marble bathroom (shower and separate Waikiki bathtub)-with private terrace offering 180 degree sea views.4 further bedrooms with en suite/connecting bathrooms-all with spectacular sea views and one with terrace.1 Study/Bedroom with separate WC.Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, Franke Oven, Bosch dishwasher, Microwave, Krupp blender, juicer etc. Utility room with,extra fridge, washer and dryer. Spacious living room connecting to circular terrace with views.Under floor heating and air conditioning throughout. Wireless broadband,Music system.Satellite TV with DVD/video player, security system,safe, eternity swimming pool, beautifully maintained garden including vegetable garden, BBQ and swing. Jacuzzi*, Sauna*, 2 Sea Kayaks*, 4 bicycles*, 4 tennis rackets


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


A truly beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Miramar is a beautiful house, in an astonishing setting. Upon arrival, you're greeted with panoramic ocean views, at a perfect vantage point for extraordinary sunsets. You can spend the day at an almost empty beach, just 5 minutes walk away and protected from waves and currents, and end it with a dip in the pool or jacuzzi. The house is within easy reach of transport links and commodities, but don't bring any cooking implements: the kitchen is so well equipped that you wont want for anything! The house was beautifully clean, with huge and comfortable beds in rooms that boast spectacular sea views, and a terrace for outside dining, all set in a perfectly-kept garden bursting with flowers and avocado and citrus trees. Miramar is by far and away the loveliest home in which I've stayed abroad.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous villa in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Villa Miramar. The villa is well laid out, spacious, beautifully maintained and is spotlessly clean. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped for foodies like us, and we loved having freshly squeezed orange juice from the trees in the garden. The pool and jacuzzi are terrific; it doesn’t come much better than sipping evening drinks either on the wonderful terrace or in the jacuzzi to watch the setting sun over the ocean (we had some really amazing sunsets too). When we were not lying soaking up the rays, we ventured to Tarifa to see the whales and also over to Tangiers, both great trips. All round a fantastic stay and we would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A villa "non pareil" in unspoilt southern Spain

  • 5 of 5

A super-luxury villa set in an unspoilt part of southern Spain. It has the highest specifications both inside and outside, and sits in beautifully maintained gardens above a pristine golden sand beach with fantastic views across the Atlantic Ocean to North Africa.

We enjoyed coastal, beach and inland walks, cycle rides and water sports. . One day we drove to Jerez to explore the city and the bodegas.

Every proclivity is catered for: for the active amongst us there were surf boards, kayaks, bicycles, the swimming pool etc. Indoors there were board games, DVDs, WiFi and a beautifully equipped kitchen where we enjoyed concocting delicious dishes using local produce fresh from the markets. One evening we ventured up into the hills for dinner to a marvellous "local" restaurant run by a couple who had originally come here for the surfing, but had fallen in love with the area and had stayed here to live and work .

In the evenings we savoured our pre-prandial drinks of local wine out on the large terrace against the backdrop of stunning sunsets.

This is a very special place to which I would, unhesitatingly, return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Utterly lovely

  • 5 of 5

A really beautiful villa in a magical spot. Wonderful views of Tangiers, an almost deserted beach with excellent boogyboarding, a very well equipped kitchen and ample dining space both inside and outside - all in all one of the very best villas we have ever stayed in. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best family holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Villa Miramar in July 2011 and it couldn't have been better! We enjoyed the villa so much that we didn't want to leave. The place is so peaceful and the views are to die for. There were 12 of us and the accommodation was everything we had hoped, with plenty of space, comfy beds and a sheltered pool area. We made use of the vegetable garden and the abundance of limes and lemons and the kitchen bar area was great for getting together for pre-bbq drinks. The two bedrooms downstairs were perfect for our teenagers, leaving the upstairs for parent and grand-parents. Altogether the perfect place to spend a family holiday and we will certainly be back. Thanks to Nickie, Tom and the Villa Miramar team for your wonderfully attentive service.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tenterden, Kent, England

First visit to Spain - what a place!

  • 5 of 5

As a family covering three generations, the villa was fantastic and accommodated all the needs of people from 65 through to 6 months. Fourteen of us in total.

What a fabulous location with views across to Africa, and a wonderful beach within mins of the villa by foot.

You will need a car to be able to visit the many fabulous places nearby like Barbate (20 mins) and Vejer (25 mins). We enjoyed some great Tapas in Casa Juanito in Zahara (all the Spanish eat there!) - thoroughly recommended aslong as you like you like fish!

The help from the owners prior to our trip was fantastic and Joke was great whenever we needed something.

Looking forward to returning some day..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

The use of the jacuzzi, sauna, bicycles and kayaks is not included in the price Jacuzzi 210 Euro per week, Sauna 90 Euro per week, Bicycles 80 Euro each per week, Kayak 80 Euro each per week.

Events possible on request.
Form of payment: To secure your booking, we require a deposit of 30 % of the villa rental cost by bank transfer. A further 50 % of the villa rental cost is due 6 weeks before arrival. And the 20% is due upon arrival, per bank transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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