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Beautifully restored ground floor apartment in historic old town

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Living Room, Kitchen/Diner, Double Bedroom, WC/large Shower room, communal patio

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 two fridges with freezer compartments. 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 usage.

Speaker for IPod/Smartphones.

The kitchen is functional with quality stone work surface and utensils. There is a two ring electric cooker, a toaster, kettle, coffee maker, tea pot and cooking utensils. A microwave and electric steamer are available upon request.

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 patio private to the apartment with areas for locking up cycles should guests wish to hire bikes locally.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
27 February, 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 it is quirky 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)


välutrustat trevligt och centralt litet hus

  • 5 of 5

Vi hade 4 fantastiskt fina veckor i Tarifa. Jenny (värdinnan) är en mycket älskvärd person.Hon hjälpte till med praktiska saker och var väldigt mån om oss. Vi fick massor av tips på utflykter och annat. Hon fanns alltid till hands om det behövdes. Beskrivningen på hemsidan stämmer mycket bra överens med verkligheten. Kan varmt rekommendera Casa Ambrosia och Jenny. Monica och Christer från Dalarna

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind feedback. Casa Ambrosía, and Tarifa in general, are a good destination out of season. The weather in the autumn is mixed but for guests who do not like it too hot, the sunny days are perfect. The old town is less crowded and you can enjoy living in the historic old town like one of the locals, with everything at hand. There is always the option of hiring a vehicle during your stay if you come for a longer period.
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Charming house in Old Town Tarifa

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Casa Ambrosia. The house is charming, chic and well equipped and Jenny, the owner, was a great host, providing lots of information on the town and surrounding area. Nothing is far from the Old Town. Huge beach, great for kite surfing. Lovely restaurants on the Paseo de la Alamedia and the area around Sancho IV El Bravo. The Castillo Guzman is well worth a visit as are the beautiful churches in the town. A little further afield (about a half-hour drive) is the coastal village of Bolonia, which has a great beach and incredible sand dune. Bolonia is also home to the Baelo Claudia Roman ruins where you can visit the museum and wander around the Roman village which is beautifully preserved. We enjoyed our time in Tarifa. Thanks for everything Jenny. Tony & Jill

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Tarifa old town is very well served with places to eat, places to see and wonderful beaches. Also the surrounding area boasts great walks and, as with Bolonia is beach, there is a good mix of culture and beauty. Tarifa offers a place to chill as well as plenty of activity, including a visit across to Tangiers by the fast Ferry from Tarifa port.
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Great house, fantastic location and a wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised with lots of homely touches, very clean and maintained to a high standard. It is located right in the heart of Tarifa old town with lots of great bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk. The beach was only 10 mins walk away and it was never over crowded.

Jenny, the owner, was so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and she struck the right balance between helping us without being intrusive.

We would highly recommend this house to any couple look for real taste of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that Casa Ambrosia provides a good base from which to experience a taste of real Spain. With amenities and local beaches easily accessible from the house it takes the hassle out of driving everywhere. I provide support for my guests throughout their stay as and when required. I am always happy to help also with information and recommendations locally and further afield.
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Our Second Visiy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit, this time for 2 weeks. We were delighted but not surprised to find the house immaculate. Jenny is fastidious and provides everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. This allowed us to travel light, hand luggage only for the two weeks. Well the washing machine and Tarifa sunshine is perfect there's even an ironing board and iron ( didn't use it but it's there). There were a few new restaurants to try, can recommend No 6 just round the corner, great food, good value and very friendly staff. Roll on 2017, we look forward to another visit. As you probably guessed we loved Cass Ambrosia

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy when guests return and enjoy their stay once again. No better compliment and a good sign that Casa Ambrosia is working well for travellers who want to enjoy Tarifa and what the historic old town has to offer. New restaurants like the No 6 are excellent additions to an already wide spectrum of very good eateries. Tarifa offers quality food and drink catering for all tastes whilst still remaining Spanish itself, in every way.
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perfekte Flitterwochen in Casa Ambrosia

  • 5 of 5

Casa Ambrosia ist ein wunderschönes Stadthaus in der Altstadt von Tarifa. Die Ausstattung, Aufteilung und Lage sind exakt wie von der unglaublich netten Vermieterin, Jenny, beschrieben. Vom Treffpunkt, über die Bezahlung und Schlüsselübergabe bis hin zur makellosen Sauberkeit des Hauses, war alles perfekt organisiert. Die Größe der Unterkunft ist für zwei Personen ideal, alles sehr geschmackvoll und neu eingerichtet. Eine kleine, jedoch voll ausgestattete Küche ermöglicht jede Art der Zubereitung. Trotz der zentralen Altstadtlage und feiernden Nachtschwärmern, ist Casa Ambrosia dank der neuen Hightech-Fenster (*grins) absolut schalldicht. Die Dachterrasse läd zum Verweilen ein, bis in die Abendstunden kann man hier windgeschützt in der Sonne sitzen.

Wir können einen Urlaub in Casa Ambrosia absolut empfehlen, zudem Jenny eine Vermieterin der Superlative ist, da sie, bei Bedarf, rund um die Uhr mit Tipps, Service, Rat und Tat zur Seite steht.

Entgegen der in Tarifa vorherrschenden Kite-Surfing-Szene, haben wir uns mit Wanderungen, Spaziergängen und Ausflügen amüsiert. Zu empfehlen hierbei sind Conil de la Frontera und Gibraltar. Für eine ausgedehnte Wanderung empfiehlt sich der Montaña La Peña und der Wanderweg entlang der Steilküste in östlicher Richtung. Wunderschönes Naturspektakel.

Dass es grundsätzlich in Tarifa recht windig ist, sollte man vor der Entscheidung hier Urlaub zu machen, berücksichtigen.

Am Abend können die gemütlichen und unterhaltsamen Tapas-Bars "el frances" und "No. 6" wärmstens empfohlen werden. Letztere ist direkt um die Ecke. Einfach lecker!

Danke, Jenny, für die wunderschönen 10 Tage bei dir, es bleibt ein unvergesslicher honeymoon. Y+G

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback. Having a honeymoon couple enjoy the house, Tarifa old town as well as the surrounding countryside is a fantastic feeling. Tarifa can be quite windy and is hardly ever without a breeze. For the people that visit, the wind is a plus if they are water sports enthusiasts and for beach lovers, it is great to have a nice breeze to help with the summer temperatures. If guests enjoy walking, as these guests did, then the area has some spectacular routes to enjoy. Tarifa old town is blessed with great eateries and guests are spoilt for choice. It offers wonderful sun sets and the local beaches are pretty special. It is a place for romance as many couples come to get married locally and then enjoy the benefits on their honeymoon.
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved staying in this house. So authentic, clean and well functioning. A very cosy place for a couple like us, who likes the sea, the small, narrow, and cosy streets in Tarifa and the nice restaurants and bard around. Especially we could recommend the tapas restaurant No 6 just around the corner. Very delightful food, nice prices and very nice waiters.

The hostess/owner of the house is simply perfect; so helpfull and accomodating.

Denmark May 2016

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely feedback. Always happy when guests enjoy the house and atmosphere in the historic old town. Tarifa is blessed with a great selection of restaurants and tapas places and, in the old town, all within easy reach. The local beaches are no more than a ten minute walk with lovely beach bars to watch the sun go down. You can walk for miles along the golden sands.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £170

Guests can make 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.
Please specify which method you wish to pay by when you want to confirm your booking.
The second 50% balance + 200 euros breakages deposit is then 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.

The owner has her own policy regarding cancellations. This is on the rental terms sent out prior to confirmation of the booking.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Please enquire regarding one extra 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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 live and use the facilities in the historical old town, though, are 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.

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