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Beautifully restored ground floor apartment in historic old town, WIFI, patio

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Living Room, Kitchen/Diner, Double Bedroom, WC/large Shower room, WIFI, pati

Casa Colón is perfect for the discerning traveller wanting an authentic experience.

It has been lovingly restored to make the most of its space and features. Casa Colón has a lot of personal touches offering guests a home from home within a historic old town in Spain.

It offers a living room with comfortable seating, table and good reading lights. The big window blinds offer a view to the outside but complete privacy from the outside in. Between the living room and kitchen/dining area there is a full height white wooden sliding door offering a natural partition for guests. There is a dining area with seating for two and a practical kitchen area. There is generous storage with extra shelving and a fridge with freezer compartment. There is a double bedroom with TV and a decent selection of dvds. The bathroom/shower room has a sink area, a washing machine, shelving for storage, wc and excellent shower. The floor throughout the house is quality antique wood parquet apart from the bathroom and shower area, which it is tiled.

Internet is available in the house for normal and limited usage.

Speaker for IPod/Smartphones.

The kitchen is functional with quality stone work surface and utensils. There is a two ring electric hob, a toaster, kettle, coffee maker, tea pot and cooking utensils. A microwave and electric steamer. There is a decent wine cooler.

If cooking on holiday is your passion and you are accustomed to a large, fully fitted kitchen, then please note that the kitchen at Casa Colón is neither of these although it still offers everything required for cooking meals. Most guests find, however, that the historic part of Tarifa offers such quality and diversity for tapas and eating meals out that cooking at home is not necessarily a priority in the heart of the old town.

The main bedroom has a double bed; quality bedding; hotel quality pillows and bed throws. There are good reading lights and lamps and a flat screen TV and DVD player with dvd library. Storage and hanging facilities for clothes. The bedroom is at the back of the house and very cool in the summer. The thick old town walls also make the interiors cooler in the heat of the day.

The fittings and decor are simple but quality, and easy on the eye. The wooden beams which run the full length of the kitchen and bedroom give Casa Colón its unique aspect and a real cottage feel inside, despite its obvious Spanish character.

The main bathroom is very generous offering a WC, shower cubicle and sink. There is a washing machine and shelves for added storage. There is a pull out clothing line in the communal patio belonging to Casa Colón and also areas for locking up cycles should guests wish to hire bikes locally.

More Details

Owner
Jenny
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Jenny

I speak fluent Spanish and English. I offer Spanish language classes for guests and integrate learning Spanish with immersion in the old town and what it, and the surrounding area, has to offer guests who may want to visit regularly or even buy in the area. I offer property management services to owners who live away and want to rent their own property.

Having worked with Simply and Vintage Spain I put great value on offering guests a chance to experience the real Spain whilst they are in Tarifa and get to know something of what the Coast of Light has to offer. I can provide tailor made trips for guests looking for a non-tourist and authentic experience of Spain whilst they are at Casa Colón. I live in Tarifa throughout the year and am happy to show guests around on arrival so they can acquaint themsleves more quickly with what is on offer.

Jenny purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Jenny chose Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

Casa Colón allows guests to experience the bustle and authenticity of the old town of Tarifa. There is still a community feel in the historic old town and I really appreciate all the local businesses I use on a daily basis. I support the small independent shops, cafes and restaurants and buy as much in the old town as I can.

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Colón sold itself to me because of its wooden beams and I love that it has no stairs. Its thick walls offer shade in the heat of the summer months. Neighbours look out for one another and I feel part of a community here.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • PLEASE NOTE There is a 200€ security deposit to be paid when you book in plus the second 50% of the rental. This is paid directly to the owner.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, wc, shower, washing machine, all towels provided
  • WC, sink and shower cubicle. Plentiful hot water with powerful shower. Shower and hand towels provided as well as beach towels. Towels are changed weekly. Toilet paper is provided. Hand soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided. Hair dryer is provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One single sofa bed in salon. Extra applies for 3rd guest
  • Double bed with quality bedding and pillows. Quality mattress. Cushions and throws. Antique style rail for hanging clothes. Good reading lamps. Plenty of electric sockets and adaptors for charging phones and tablets. Bed linen provided and changed weekly. Flat screen TV/DVD with dvd library.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Colon offers the perfect get away for people who do not want to drive on holiday and want to be within easy access of bars, restaurants and beaches. Tarifa has a bustling nightlife and with so many great places to choose from for snacks and tapas and main meals, guests are spoiled for choice. The owner, who lives and uses the facilities in the historic old town, is happy to recommend and to show guests around. Guests enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival, so that they can relax while unpacking and get ready to try delights from the old town. Transfers are available from Gibraltar airport and can be ordered from the owner direct. Trips to local attractions are available. Prices and conditions are available on request. Out of season (November to end February) rent of up to a month. Please contact for prices and conditions.

Reviews

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Beautifully restored ground floor apartment in historic old town, WIFI, patio
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday in a lovely and very interesting part of Spain. The owner, Jenny, was on hand to offer advice and suggestions, without being intrusive. We immediately felt at home in Casa Colon and were made very welcome generally in Tarifa. Lots to do in town and surrounding area. Many great local restaurants. Definitely hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind and positive feedback. Good to know guests feel at home in Tarifa and Casa Colón. Despite being a small town, Tarifa is incredibly diverse in its choice of restaurants and offers a good balance of beach, culture and some excellent walks. Costa de la Luz still offers some of the old Spain and staying in the historic old town gives guests an authentic feel for life in a Spanish community alongside its great amenities, all within walking distance.
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Fabulous cast colon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jenny's house in tarifa for two weeks ,July and August 2017, what an incredible place !!we had a terrific time and Jenny went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our stay was perfect and ir certainly was.the location of the apartment is ideal and within easy walking distance of the two oceans and fantastic beaches,also the area has many interesting historic towns and museums including the roman. City of Baelo Claudio ,best holiday ever we will be back ,thanks Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback and I'm happy that Casa Colón was able to provide you with an enjoyable place to stay whilst exploring Tarifa old town, its lovely beaches and plentiful restaurants/bars/independent shops as well as the history and culture of the coast of light as a whole. Thank you for being such delightful guests and appreciating my holiday home.
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House is clean,elegant,cosy and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay in Casa Colon.Jenny the owner was very helpful host and provide us any information,advice we need about Tarifa,beaches,winds,etc.Very central location in the old town of Tarifa with plenty of restaurants,bars in surrounding area.We spent a nice holiday.Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Always happy to provide guests with information and any help they require during their stay. Casa Colón is very central to the historic old town's amenities and a short walk to the town's beaches. It offers guests the opportunity to sample life in an authentic Spanish town but with extra quality bars, restaurants and great independent shops for its many visitors and locals alike. Thank you again for your kind review and for being such lovely guests.
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Good central location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely. Comfortable and clean with everything we needed. Owner very helpful and on hand if required. Tarifa old town is great as everything is within walking distance and it is a typical old town in Spain. Can be noisy at times, as in any town in Spain, but as the bedroom in Casa Colon is at the back away from the street, it is less affected by people passing.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can recommend the apartment and Tarifa old town.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for feedback. Good to know Casa Colón has a good setting for travellers to enjoy Tarifa's old town. Its central location means that guests can walk everywhere once they arrive. The town's beaches are a short walk away and there are cafés, tapas, restaurants and independent shops to visit throughout their stay. Guests who do bring a hire car, however, have the extra advantage of exploring the coastline up to Cádiz and inland as well but in the height of season, if it's just sun, sea and relaxation you require, you don't need to move out of the town.
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Perfect find in Tarifa old town

  • 5 of 5

A last minute decision and a great find in Casa Colon and its owner Jenny. Welcoming and comfortable, spotlessly clean and with useful extras for travellers, we thoroughly enjoyed the historic old town. Casa Colon was ideally situated for everything, especially the covered food market for a proper Spanish breakfast. We enjoyed great tapas, wonderful views from the town to Morocco and quality beaches all along the west side of the town. We will definitely return to this lovely apartment as it was the perfect place to stay and enjoy a true Spanish experience. The outdoor patio was handy for an early coffee whilst listening to the historic old town coming to life. We'll be back to discover more of this coast line and will be sure to contact Jenny about Casa Colon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the positive review. Casa Colon is well situated for travellers to make the most of what the historic old town plus the surrounding area has to offer. It is in a wide street in the town and gets the sunshine all day. The patio is communal but clean and tidy and little used by the other owners. It offers a place to sit and have a drink, with sun or shade, and enjoy the experience of living in a typical Spanish town. The apartment does not have any stairs, so good for people that find narrow stairs tricky, which are quite common in old town properties. The Costa de la Luz in general is a must for what is left of unspoilt Spain.
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PERFECT LOCATION IN TARIFA OLD TOWN

  • 5 of 5

Casa Colon is a ground floor apartment ideally situated for enjoying everything the historic old town of Tarifa has to offer. I enjoyed picking up freshly baked bread down the road then having my morning coffee on the patio. The apartment is tastefully refurbished with quality fittings and a lot of attention to detail. There is such a great choice of places to have tapas in the town that cooking was not really required but the kitchen at Casa Colon was well equipped and very clean. The whole apartment was very well presented and the owner, Jenny, ensured there were lots of extras and nice details making it very much a home from home atmosphere.

The beaches are a short walk away and they are impressive. There is a bike hire shop in the same street and lots of good walks straight out of the town. A car is not required if you just fancy chilling in and around the town.

I can recommend Casa Colon for singles or couples wanting to enjoy what's left of old Spain and some of the nicest beaches on the mainland.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to receive such a kind endorsement, thank you. Casa Colón is within easy reach of everything in the historic old town of Tarifa. The local beaches are minutes away and offer beach bar facilities as well as umbrellas in certain areas. There are several bakeries in the town and La Tarifeña offers a variety of fresh breads seven days a week along with a wonderful selection of cakes and Moroccan sweets. Tapas are very much in evidence throughout the old centre and Tuna is a firm favourite in this fishing town. Fresh tuna and a variety of fish are available from the covered market as well as a wonderful selection of cheeses and cooked meats at the market delicatessen. Organic fruit and vegetables are also available locally. Vegetarian tastes are well catered for by the Chilimosa restaurant, a must in the old town. Staying at Casa Colon gives travellers the perfect opportunity to sample and enjoy life in a typical Spanish historic centre.
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cuatro Esquinas
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Tarifa Port walking distance
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Montenmedio Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
E15/N340 coast road
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Restaurante 6
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Chica walking distance
Car: not necessary

Casa Colon is located near the market in the old town of Tarifa. Going through the Puerta de Jerez you enter what was the medieval stronghold enclosed entirely by walls and it is easy to imagine the time when Governor Guzman the Good sacrificed his own son to keep Tarifa out of the hands of the invading Moors.

Steeped in heritage with its cobbled streets and whitewashed walls, Tarifa still offers the old Spain, now lost in so many coastal areas of mainland Spain.

Tarifa is situated at the southernmost tip of mainland Europe, and with Tangier a mere 14km away across the Straits by fast ferry from its port, it is a gateway to another continent. Tarifa old town boasts a wonderful mix of excellent restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets.

Casa Colon is located in a predominantly residential street and is minutes away from the indoor market which opens throughout the week offering fresh fish caught in the town's surrounding waters and available Tuesday through to Saturday mornings. The local Tuna is a great treat and is widely available in local restaurants as a meal in itself or in a variety of tapas.

The old town is a maze of streets leading onto terraces with tapas bars and places to just sit and enjoy the sun and watch the world go by. Many of the bars and restaurants in the town have WIFI and there is an excellent internet cafe on the main Calzada. The church on the Calzada is a beauty and has had a lot of restoration; its burnt orange dome a much photographed piece of local architecture. The castle itself is open to the public and a tour around it gives you the feel for the place as well as spectacular views across to the Moroccan coastline.

Jebel Musa, one of the pillars of Hercules, its twin being the much visited Rock of Gibraltar, is a beautiful land mark across the ocean and gives Tarifa a truly special outlook from its shores. The port aside, it is easy to access the beaches to the west of Tarifa town and they offer lovely walks as well as a quick getaway from the town itself without actually having to drive or use public transport.

Whale watching is a popular past time with visitors, and many of the bigger hotels along the coast offer horse riding from their stables. Wind and kite surfing have put Tarifa on the map and both sports are widely catered for with lessons available for all comers. Cycling is another popular way to enjoy the beautiful countryside or Campo in the surrounding area of Tarifa. La Peña is a wonderful area to enjoy a mountain bike as well as bird watching and walking.

Tarifa offers many small independent shops selling an array of goods including products from Morocco. Tarifa itself has a fish factory and many of its locally dried and tinned fish products are available in selected shops. As Tarifa has a very cosmopolitan mix, it caters much better for vegetarians and vegans than most Spanish towns. There are two main shops that sell all manner of organic products and specialist breads. Gluten free goods can be found as well as Tofu and a wonderful goat's cheese produced in Bolonia at just 18 kms away. Pan Macho is a great bread locally produced with natural yeast and available in most bars and cafes for breakfast with tomato and olive oil plus a wonderful coffee, something that the Spanish make with regular ease.

There is much locally grown produce from Conil, a town at 66 km away, along the E15 in the Cadiz direction. It is a lovely place to visit as is Vejer de la Frontera, on the way at 50 km from Tarifa just off the main coast road. Cadiz is one hour away and also offers a wonderful old town to potter around, with lovely parks and historical monuments as well as history and art museums which are open all week except Mondays.

For guests interested in Sherry, Jerez de la Frontera offers tours of their sherry bodegas with the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art offering shows of 'horse dancing' and a trip around their museum. Jerez is lovely for tapas and shopping, and although not as grand as Seville, it is a good alternative if time is not on your side.

The Alameda Park in Tarifa is where the excellent tourist office is situated and you can get all manner of information and maps from the helpful staff on hand. The Alameda leads down to the port and has an array of restaurants all south facing with sunny terraces for a drink or snack or main meal.

Tarifa has a decent post office and several banks/cash machines on offer. There is a health centre, decent physios, good dentists and sports massage available in the town.

Yoga, Pilates and several gyms are available.

Good bike hire shops.

Tarifa and the whole of the coast of light offer truly special sunsets, and there are several beach bars on the edge of the town where you can witness the spectacle of the sun going down whilst enjoying an aperitif in the sure knowledge that the next day will be just as sunny and warm. Life is sweet in Tarifa, so come and experience it for yourself

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Tarifa, Cadiz Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special Offer September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£264
for 6 nights
From
£44
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£339
for 7 nights
£339
 
 
Out of season
1 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£339
for 7 nights
£339
 
 
Easter Special 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£383
for 7 nights
£383
 
 
April 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£339
for 7 nights
£339
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£383
for 7 nights
£383
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£427
for 7 nights
£427
 
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£484
for 7 nights
£484
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£572
for 7 nights
£572
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£383
for 7 nights
£383
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DEPOSITS TO CONFIRM BOOKINGS
ONLINE via the Home Away dashboard: there is a service fee charged by the website not by the owner and if paid by credit card there is a 3% third party credit card company fee.
Guests can also make direct & secure credit card payments via Pay Pal. Pay Pal works globally and accepts major credit cards; payments are secure and arrive the same day. Please note that Euro Pay Pal carries a 2.5% processing fee outside of Spain but you do not need a Pay Pal account of your own to use the system. The Pay Pal fee is only payable on the amount sent at the time.
Alternatively deposits can be paid directly by bank transfer.
The second 50% balance + 200 euros breakages deposit is paid in euros when guests book in and get the house keys.
The 200 euros breakages deposit is returned within 72 hrs of guests' departure by bank transfer.
PLEASE NOTE that the security deposit of 200€ is paid to the owner and returned by the owner.
CANCELLATIONS
The owner has her own policy regarding cancellations. This is on the rental terms sent out prior to confirmation of the booking.
The given rates are for a couple. Please enquire for extra rates if wanting to bring a third guest.
BOOKED-IN GUESTS ONLY ARE PERMITTED IN THE HOUSE AT ALL TIMES DUE TO TERMS OF HOLIDAY HOME INSURANCE.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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