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One of the best rated houses on this coast. 200m to beach, 500m to shops and bar

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Roche, Costa de La Luz. Perfect beach house. Walk to tennis,shop & bar; golf 2km

Sleeps 10 (5 bed/bath), and less than 200m from the perfect Atlantic beach. Enclosed pool, air conditioning, central heating, Sat TV, and Internet. Short walk (400m) to fantastic children's playground, pharmacy, minimarket, and bar. Walk down beach (600m) to nearest restaurant. Enjoy the tropical vegetation and the sound of surf, surrounded by rubber plants, palms, and bougainvillea (in the shade of the umbrella pines if you wish). Sit in any of the garden's many corners and listen to the surf (or the nightingales!). The house has a comfortable and stylish atmosphere (whitewashed walls, black and white prints, and many personal touches). There is a separate dining terrace and also an entrance patio (perfect for the evening 'fino') full of fragrant plants. Jerez, Cádiz, Tarifa, Seville, and the famous 'white villages' are all within easy reach. Watersports and tennis (walking distance); golf (5 mins); bird watching, mountain biking (from doorstep). Contact owner for routes and details.

Immediate vicinity: Casa Almadraba is situated in what is arguably the best corner of the most exclusive urbanisation on the Costa de La Luz. Positioned on a cul-de-sac in the oldest corner of Urbanización Roche, for 9 months of the year you are normally able walk the 150 metres to the beach without seeing anyone. Once on the beach, one of the best on this coast, you can walk 8km in one direction (to the old tuna fishing port of Sancti Petri) or 1km in the other, to a series of protected bays with rock pools know as the Calas de Conil. The sea is normally warm enough to swim in right through to December, and it starts to warm up again at Easter. During the summer months, there is a choice of beach bars, and there are also good restaurants (walking distance) that are open throughout the year

Within Roche itself there are basic shops and sports facilities (see above), all of which are walkable.

Activities: There are numerous activities available in the surrounding area, ranging from hiking or surfing to bird watching and ballooning. The owner can help you organise all of these, including personal guides: please contact him for details.

The province of Cádiz also has a large choice of gold courses, including the following:

Benalup (25 mins): 18 holes.

Las Lomas (5 mins): 18 holes.

San Andrés (10 mins): 18 holes.

Meliá Sancti Petri (5 mins): 18 holes.

Valderrama, San Roque, Sotogrande (all 90 mins).

Montenmedio (20 mins): 18 holes (Championship course).

Sancti Petri (5 mins): 36 holes (Seve Ballesteros-designed).

Montecastillo (40 mins): 18 holes (Jack Nicklaus-designed and home to Volvo Masters).

Excursions: Again, please contact the owner for details, but it will be impossible to get bored! You have on your doorstep:

-Beautiful hilltop villages (Medina Sidonia, Vejer, Arcos, Alcalá de los Gazules)

-Cádiz (30 mins): ramble around the old part of what is arguably Europe's oldest city

-Jerez (45 mins): visit Domecq or Gonzalez Byass or the famous riding school

-Seville (75mins): where to start? Worth a weekend all on its own!

-Tarifa (45mins): sit on the ramparts and gaze across at Africa or go clubbing!

-Sanlucar de Barrameda (60 mins): sip sherry and watch the horse races on the beach

-Visit a bull farm

-Go whale watching

-Lunch in Tanger (45mins on hydrofoil)

-Take the ferry from Cádiz to Puerto Santa Maria and eat giant gambas out of newspaper (no chips / no vinegar!)

-Visit the stunning Roman ruins of Baeolo Claudio at Bolonia

-Visit Cape Trafalgar (better still in a big storm!)

- Take the kids the Aquasherry waterpark (near Jerez)

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/CA/00634


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Roche in La Janda

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite bathroom, plus sofa & table, direct access to pool
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , ensuite bathroom. A second single bed can be put
  • Bedroom 1 is on ground floor and has direct access to pool area. Bedroom 5 (also on ground floor) is the smallest (perfect for 2 children but maybe a bit cramped if 2 adults).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One of the things that previous visitors to Casa Almadraba have liked is the choice of sitting areas outside: there is a covered terrace just off the sitting room for outside eating; there is a lovely entrance courtyard with scented plants, ideal for an evening drink; there is the area around the pool (part sun / part shade); and then there is the rest of the garden, with plenty of space for positioning a sunbed under a palm or umbrella pine. With two bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs, the house is certainly well suited for the elderly (there is also off road parking). However, the house is probably not very practical for wheelchair users. The enclosed pool area is popular among families with small children: all the gates/doors on to the pool area are lockable.


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One of the best rated houses on this coast. 200m to beach, 500m to shops and bar
average rating of 4.854839 based on 67 reviews

Tolles Haus für die ganze Familie

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten in dem Haus in Roche einen wunderschönen Familienurlaub mit 8 Personen. 3 Generationen haben sich von Anfang an dort wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist perfekt eingerichtet. In Wirklichkeit ist es sogar schöner als auf den Bildern. Es ist alles mehr als benötigt vorhanden.

Andrew ist der perfekte Gastgeber, er war immer für uns erreichbar.

Wir können das Haus nur empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect property

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth annual three-generation family get-together in Andrew's beautiful house in Roche and once again we had a wonderful week.

The house has a great sense of space and peace and feels more like a home than a rental.

Andrew is the perfect host, always ready to help.

We will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! Even though we fully booked the house with 10 people, we never felt cramped, there was plenty of nicely decoured space and so many really nice bathrooms. The house was in very good condition and the kitchen (we cooked nearly everyday for 10 people) really perfect. The garden and pool area though were outstandingly georgeous. The beach was close, beautiful and never even slightly crowded. Our hosts were very attentive and looked out for us on our stay. The only tiny disadvantage is that the wifi is not covering all rooms evenly well. We will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

We holidayed as 3 families with young kids in May. The house was great with the pool area which can be closed off, lots of amazing garden space with sunshine and shade to play in and sprinklers on timer which the little ones loved! Andrew provided us with good travel cots and highchairs for the tiny ones. There are a various different seating areas around the garden so we were able to all be together or spread out as we wished if we were in the house. We also enjoyed using the outdoor BBQ a few times.

There is a vast unspoilt beach just at the end of the road, which really is amazing to have close by, as well as a kids playpark a little walk away but we didn't really use this. We visited the nearby coves which are beautiful and more sheltered for windy days - under 5-10 mins drive away. Roche hasn't got many amenities, a pharmacy, cafe and restaurant but 2 supermarkets nearby and Sancti Petri and Barossa very close with more lovely beaches. We visited lots of local towns and beaches (Vejer, Conil, El Palamar). We took the kids horse riding at a nearby riding school.

We were there for 10 days and in hindsight it would have been good to arrange a mid-stay housekeeping. All in all it was a peaceful place, great for a group and we all really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful,stylish villa close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This villa is wonderfully located 2 minutes walk from the a fabulous sandy beach which literally stretches for miles. We walked along it every evening, almost alone, to watch the sunset.

The property is stylishly furnished and well equipped with lots of space, particularly outside with lovely gardens, a shaded pool area, a covered dining area and a fabulous, private, intimate courtyard (our favourite).

There is a lot to see and do locally, Cadiz, Jerez and the coast being especially interesting and Andrew and Maria are a font of local knowledge (Try Casa Luis), and exemplary hosts.

Having stayed in countless villas over the past 30 years we would not hesitate in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic escape

  • 5 of 5

Casa Almadraba is such a lovely place that three generations of our family have been coming back here every May for the last six years for our annual get-together (and we’ll be going back again)!

The villa is very spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed and feels like a home away from home. The beautifully refurbished kitchen and dining area has created a really smart, modern open-plan space, which is also very well equipped – perfect if you’re into cooking up the lovely local produce and eating al fresco as we are.

Between the pool and the beach, the kids are always happy and have something to do. The beach is just a couple of minutes stroll from the villa and is a beautiful expanse of golden sand which, when we come in May, we have pretty much to ourselves most days. It’s also so close to the villa that you can hear the sound of the waves in the evenings.

Andrew is brilliant and looks after you really well; he’s attentive and always available if you need help with anything.

We can’t recommend this place enough and hope you love it as much as we do.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2018

About DosXtremos

Originally a husband-wife team that left Madrid for Spain’s deep south and a change of virtually everything, we came up with the idea of DosXtremos in 2006, the catalyst being the need to increase the number of people renting our own properties, one in La Coruña and the other in Cadiz, Atlantic Spain’s two wonderful extremes. And since then, even though the business has grown (we now manage a number of properties for other owners), our goal has always been the same: to try and tell other people about these two wonderful and relatively undeveloped areas of Spain that have brought us so much happiness! For this reason, the website has a heavy focus on regional information and includes details on the activities that we enjoy, both individually and as a family with young children.

All our houses are in the provinces of La Coruña and Cadiz, although there is a significant bias towards Cadiz, because that is where we live. Each house has been chosen because it has something special to offer, and we have tried to ensure that the mix meets a variety of tastes and requirements. In the case of the Cadiz properties, we live close by, meaning we are on-hand for problem solving and making recommendations. You may prefer to lounge by the pool (all our pools are extremely tempting!), but if you do want to explore, we have suggestions to fill a lot more than two weeks! As for La Coruña, we personally are a long way away, but the properties are well looked after and our list of recommendations is even longer (to offset the less predictable weather!) In addition, we have a close and productive working relationship with all our owners, and we believe this shows in the way our properties are maintained.

Those two extremes: Cadiz & La Coruña are quite different, but equally fabulous; and we are able and eager to tell you all sorts of things about both. It is a simple recipe: the better the information we give you, the more likely you are to have a good time...and therefore to return!

Why DosXtremos chose Roche

Perfect for families. Location, confort, style and quality

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned from a fantastic week at casa almadraba. Thanks Andrew for hosting us so well and as you say the house really does look great now and was incredibly comfortable.
May 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
El Dogo
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Novo Sancti Petri
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
San Fernando
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Kilometres
El Timón de Roche
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Roche Beach
Car: not necessary

Easy drive to Jerez (sherry houses), Cádiz (possibly Europe's oldest city), Tarifa (and the boat to Tanger), the wonders of Seville, and the intriguing pueblos blancos (white villages), including Vejer-de-la-Frontera. This is the Spain of fighting bulls and flamenco, ferias and finos, and fine simple food. Visit the Roman ruins at Baelo Claudio, the lighthouse at Cape Trafalgar, the old tuna fishing port of Sancti Petri. 30% of the province of Cádiz is National Park, and here you will find green rolling hills, more akin to Ireland or Wales but divided by giant cactus hedges, one of the world's most important cork forests, and a micro climate within the Alcornocales park that is regarded as the last Mediterranean jungle.

Easy walk to the chemist, newspaper, hot bread, mini market, and bar; also to the playground, tennis, and 5-aside soccer. 20-minute walk down beach to fine restaurants and a heavenly spa! Yet at night all you will hear are the waves, nightingales, and owls!

Other Activities: whale watching, bird watching, kite surfing, kayaking, ballooning,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £530.32

Breakages deposit to be discussed with owner.
Low season price of €600 is for 2 people only. Groups of more than 2 pay €850/week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.