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Simply the Best Sea Views



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Atlanterra. Zahara de los Atunes, Costa de la Luz, Andalusia - Stylish Apartment on the Beach

This stylishly furnished apartment is intended to be a 'home from home'. Brand new kitchen and bathroom. The highlight or 'wow factor' if you like, is the fabulous uninterrupted 180 degree view of the ocean, visible from the living room, master bedroom and of course the balcony which is very comfortably furnished with teak table and chairs and deckchairs for alfresco holiday living. Located at the base of the Atlanterra hillside over-looking North Africa to the south and the Cape of Trafalgar to the West. Enjoy the sunset sipping a glass of Rioja. I know of no better apartment for the perfect holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in the South of England, within walking distance of the sea, so you would think that we would get our fair share of the beach at home, but we just love the ocean. We spent many year working overseas and so have permanently itchy feet! So having a holiday home helps us to just get up and go when we feel like it.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was the best equipped we have been to and very tastefully decorated especially the bedroom,very Moroccan.

The secure car par was very reassuring.

The Tuna Fiesta was fun and we found a rather nice restaurant where we dinned on several occasions.

Thanks for all your great communication and we would have no hesitation in recommending your property to all.
May 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This compact luxury apartment is located on the beach at Atlanterra with stunning views of Trafalgar in the distance and the coastline of Barbate. The white sands and blue seas are probably some of the best views available from the balcony. The apparent is Moorish in its decor with every mod-con (including WiFi) and facility available with comfort and relaxation the beating heart of it all. If the beach is too windy, there are two main swimming pools available to use and a splash pool for younger children. The gardens are well maintained and sun loungers are located around the pool areas. Safety is a paramount consideration with the complex gated on all sides and cars secured in an underground area. The area has a local supermarket that caters for all your immediate needs and sells beach equipment and flip flops if required, (although Cathy and Vaughan do supply beach chairs, parasol and bat and balls for your use). There is also a small bakery and butchers if you need. The local village of Zahara Los Atunes is approximately a mile and a half away, and although small has a plethora of Restaurants and Bars for eating all kinds of locally caught fish (tuna being their business) and various other locally sourced meat etc. Food can be sampled in various ways with Tapas, Pizzerias, and full al a Carte menus to choose from. There are also a myriad of little shops selling local crafts and clothing, jewellery and also Moorish gifts. We found a small street market on Saturdays which specialized in clothing and leather goods which was a great place to soak up the atmosphere. this led on to a small local food market selling fresh fish, meat, cheeses, olives, and wines so of course you have to indulge. If there is a downside to all of this, English is rarely spoken by anyone, although for us this added to the feeling of really getting away and we got by with the use of Google translate. The location is quite deceiving, (giving the impression of being quite remote) but we found that we could get to larger towns/cities quite easily via the main road in very short times. You can get to Gibraltar, Jerez, Cadiz all within an hour and a half, and if you feel adventurous, Tarifa, the Kite Surfing capitial of the world is less than half an hour away and from there you can take a 30 minute ride across the sea in a hydrofoil to Tangier's. All in all, if you just want totally get away to recharge your batteries, I can thoroughly recommend Cathay and Vaughan's place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter & Juliet, so glad that you once again enjoyed your stay, the proof is always with our returning guests who come back year after year. It is indeed a little bit of heaven! Looking forward to welcoming you back again next year, don't wait too long we are filling up fast. Best wishes Cathy
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Great apartment

  • 4 of 5

Nice propety, wonderful view. House very well prepared for a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you to Zahara again in the future. Kind regards Cathy
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The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped with fabulous views of a beautiful beachfront

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very comfortable in an excellent position. There are lots of places to visit locally. We visited in the spring a good time for birdwatching and the spring flowers were beautiful. We will visit again .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay once again in our apartment in Zahara and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes Cathy
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Best we've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Well kitted out. Beautiful view. We've stayed all over the area and this is the best experience we've had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic - lovely apartment, beautiful sea view

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenage children. We have just had a lovely 2 week stay at this apartment. This was our third trip and we are planning our fourth visit next year. The apartment is perfect for us - everything is just as described. Everything we need is provided - lots of extra things that we would not have assumed such as beach chairs. The owner provides excellent service and we have been met each time by the owner's representative who is helpful and on hand if anything needed. The apartment itself is in a great location. The sea views are wonderful and we especially enjoy breakfast and sunset on the balcony. The complex is good too - we used the pool most days and there is plenty of space to swim and sit in the gardens. The complex is well maintained and the communal areas are kept very clean and well-maintained. The beach is as close as it could be - just outside the gate. It is fantastic that even in mid August the beach is uncrowded. We ate out at local restaurants most nights. We especially like both the Trattoria at the Melia Atlanterra - we generally needed to book to sit in the garden in August - and the restaurant at the Hotel Atlantico. As well as the town of Zahara, we have visited lots of places locally - Trafalgar, Vejer - and a little bit further such as Cadiz, Bolonia, Tarifa. There are lots of lovely towns nearby. This time we also went to Seville for an overnight trip too and enjoyed the Isla Magica theme park as well as visiting all of our old favourite places - our youngest son especially enjoys the tour of the Bullring. We would absolutely recommend this apartment - we have always found it a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your kind words about the apartment and all the wonderful tips about the restaurants and places that you have visited. We love repeat visitors, hope fully this means we are doing something right! Hope that you enjoy it all as much next year and look forward to welcoming you back in 2016. Best wishes Cathy
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Wonderful apartment with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautifully furnished, well equipped and extremely comfortable. And eating meals out in the balcony with uninterrupted views of the beach was fantastic. We also enjoyed spending time in the well maintained and large swimming pools.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review, we are always pleased to know that our guests enjoy their stay in Zahara, holidays are so important and we all have far too few! We hope to see you returning in the future. Best wishes Cathy & Vaughan
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From the Owner

The location and the view were hard to beat!

Activity and Interests

The apartment sits on 13 kms of beautiful, clean, white sand. We are at the Atlanterra end of the beach, where there are lots of rock pools for paddling and bathing.

The village of Zahara has developed a reputation for its culinary excellence over the past five years, with more and more restaurants and tapas bars opening every year. Alongside this there are two gastronomic events, the Ruta del Atun (The Tuna Route), which takes place in May and lasts a week, with each restaurant competing for the coveted title of winner. At the other end of the season there is the Ruta de Retinto (The Beef Route), it is the same concept, but featuring the meat of the famous local cows.

One place that has to be top of your list to visit is Vejer de la Frontera, a 20 minute drive away up a winding road to a hilltop Pueblo Blanco. Wander through the narrow streets, catching a glimpse of the beautiful hidden courtyards and fantastic views across the 'campo' to the coast or mountains.

Tarifa a half hour drive in the other direction, is a walled town on the coast and the place where you will find Whale watching trips and the ferry to Tangiers.

Cadiz is about an hour away, an ancient city with many tales to tell. Jerez again is about an hour away, a beautiful city with a fascinating Alcazar (a Moorish fortified palace), Sherry tours and the famous Spanish Riding School, all worth a visit.

There are also lots of lovely walks in the area, either on the coast or inland. The migratory season is of particular interest to Bird watching enthusiasts. We have several regulars who come every year.


Zahara village is 2km away, a 2 minute drive or a 30 minute walk along the beach. Barbate is the nearest town with 4 large supermarkets!!

Closer to hand there is a little supermarket and a bakery/patisserie at the end of our road (not open in the winter). In the village itself there is a 'Dia' Supermarket which stocks all necessities, a couple of bakeries, a butcher and assorted little stores. A daily market sells freshly caught fish, fruit and vegetables. There a couple of ATM machines if you run short of pocket money.


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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The HomeAway site will charge their service charge on booking by credit card, this does not come to me. Payment to me for the rental is by bank transfer. I will send you bank account details when a booking is confirmed.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday during the high season, but can be flexible at other times.

Notes on prices:
A deposit of £100 is payable upon booking confirmation and the balance due 8 weeks before departure. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
On arrival you will be met by our local representative who will take you to the apartment and show you how everything works and provide you with a wealth of local information. We do not send out keys in advance as we prefer a more personal touch.
Please note that for arrivals after 10 pm there will be a charge of EUR20 paid locally.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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From the Owner


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront


  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Cot available at extra cost
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds (cot available at extra cost).


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Within the complex there are two pools, one large enough for lengths and the other a lagoon pool (open from mid April to mid October). There is also a small childrens play pool. Loungers are provide around the pool in the summer season. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis (beach towels are not provided). A welcome pack of groceries will also be waiting for you.

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