Townhouse in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Costa de la Luz - Spectacular Views from Roof Terrace and 15 mins Walk to the Beach
Located in the Barrio Alto, on a quiet street off the main square, next door to where Columbus stayed on the eve of his 3rd voyage to the Americas. In the square is 17th century palace of Medina Sidonia. Within the palace is a charming caf?, which extends out into a beautiful garden. Ideal for breakfast or afternoon tea. Adjacent is the Renaissance church of Nuestra Senora de la O. Nearby is the Palace of the Duke of Orleans y Bourbon, with gardens open during the day, a paradise for children and games of hide and seek. The sloping roof terrace offers magnificent views over the town to the sea, towards the shipwreck on the barrier reef - a prime spot to sit with a glass of the local manzanilla sherry and a bowl of olives, and watch spectacular sunsets and the storks circling their nest on the campanile of the Church of Caridad. There is a roof dining area with BBQ. We have a book full of recipe ideas and suggestions where to buy the best produce from the market.
Top Traveller Review
Fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay again.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
'your home is charming and in a beautiful spot. We enjoyed delightful evenings sitting on the terrace watching the birds and the bats, and all in all we fell in love with the area'
'We had a wonderful and very interesting stay. The Jerez taxi drivers became very lost finding the house so we ended up with a local police escort to guide us to the front door (I think that they were pleased to have something to do!). The equipment in the house was good and it is very well situated to get a good feel of Sanlucar. Thank you once again. Best Regards', Susan.
'Just want you to know that we have a fantastic in your house in Sanlucar' Hans.
'We had a really lovely week and loved the house. It was great to go to the market & get all the lovely fruit & veg & fish and then have a bbq on the roof. I'd say we might be in touch again for our next trip to Sanlucar! It was the other girls first time there and they fell in love with it too'.
Your house is a slice of heaven...(Gerry)
1 holidaymaker review
We were here for the Manzanilla feria in May; six of us had a very comfortable stay. This is a great traditional apartment with all the facilities we needed. Located very conveniently for all Sanlucar has to offer within walking distance of the town centre with its many bars and restaurants. The apartment is enhanced by the roof terrace on which we spent many hours relaxing with friends and family.
Fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay again.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Romeria del Rocio 12th, 13th 14th May. Feria de la Manzanilla - 21st - 25th May. Horse Races on the Beach 9th, 10th & 11th August and 23, 24 and 25 August. Feria of Tapas - 31 October - 4 November. Dates change so should be checked.
Language tuition and courses available
The Essential Hundred Spanish words Guide provided.
The 6km Sanlucar beach is a 15 min walk (via the Calzada) if you don't stop at one of the 2 squares on the way, or at the market, or at one of the Manzanilla bodegas. Chipiona (15 mins by bus), 10 mins by car has a stunning beach and great swimming (our favourite). Rota offers miles of undeveloped beach, and the two beaches in Cadiz are excellent for swimming (If you like waves, the one on the left of the cathedral is for you. Careful of the current on the outside of the fortress).
Ryanair fly twice daily to Jerez, a half hour taxi ride away. Car rental is an option; otherwise Manolo can pick you up (?35 well spent). Seville is an option - 1? hour drive, or a 2 hr bus journey. Malaga and Faro are also options with car hire. From Madrid the Ave train to Seville takes 2? hours, where you can catch a connection to Jerez. There is a very good (and cheaper) Renfe train that takes you all the way to Jerez. You will find the excellent local bus timetables in the house.
Bus journey times approx, so by car subtract accordingly - Jerez 35 mins. Chipiona 15 mins. Puerto Sta Maria 35 mins. Cadiz 1 hr. Rota 35 mins. Arcos de la Frontera 50 mins. Cadiz by car is only 30 mins away. Otherwise, further afield, Tarifa is about 100 mins, and Bolonia beach (one of the world's most beautiful beaches, with a view of Africa across the strait) is 90 mins. The ancient hill town of Vejer de la Frontera is 60 mins drive.
Every July and August there are the famous horse races on the beach. Semana Santa (Easter)involves the whole town, as does the Feria (May)- a week long party, during which all the women in the town spend the whole week dressed in Flamenco dresses. El Rocio pilgrimage is probably the most important local event. Recently, the nearby 12th century castle of Guzman el Bueno has opened its battlements to the public. The historic bull ring is busy from April to September, as is the extraordinary Plaza de Toros in Puerto Sta Maria. Located at the estuary-Bajo de Guia- of the Rio Guadalquivir, and facing the Coto Do?ana National Park, are many of the finest fish restaurants in town (we recommend Bigote and Joselito). The park is a must see, and daily boat trips (3 hours) leave from the pier. It is worth visiting the Ice Museum before embarking on an excursion. Lynx still live here, as well as wild boar and the richest collection of bird life in Europe. We have a book in the house giving as much information about the town and the area as we have discovered - local shops, farmacias, bars, restaurants, tennis courts, bank opening/closing times etc. You will also find advice on where to go in the market to buy particular fish and food, and suggestions on how to cook it. We recommend bodega visits and where to refill your manzanilla bottle from the barrel, when to catch the high tide, where to rent bicycles, and how to enrol on a Spanish course or join a Flamenco dance class. Although there is a lot to do here, and something for everyone (the teenagers will love the shopping! And the town is totally safe for children), it is pleasant just to potter around the Barrio Alto, past the aromatic bodegas and chiming campaniles, down into the Plaza Cabildo for the evening paseo, and back up to the Palacio de Medina Sidonia for a quiet read and a chilled glass of manzanilla in the garden. Above all, you will find yourself experiencing a place that has retained its true Andaluz character.
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3 night minimum stay
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When a booking is confirmed we request that 30% of the rental price is paid by bank transfer, if you are booking more than 1 month in advance. This is refundable if good notice is given, or a replacement booking is found. Payment of the deposit constitutes acceptance of the booking conditions.
Changeover days are flexible. Guests should try to arrive after 5pm and leave by 10am. Please confirm arrival and departure times. A telephone number that the guests can call should they be delayed will be sent in the confirmation email.
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- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
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- 200 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Blue and white tiled bathroom with high beamed ceiling. Bathtub and shower, bidet and chest of drawers.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and bedside tables. Bedroom 2 with double bed, bedside table, cupboard and balcony. Bedroom 3 with two single beds ideal for children.
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- Notes on accommodation: There are three bedrooms, two upstairs with double beds, and one with single beds downstairs. One of the bedrooms upstairs has a balcony. The dining room is linked through double doors to the sitting room which is furnished with sofas and a coffee table and side tables. All beds are made up for guests with cotton sheets and pillow cases. Outside: There is a big roof terrace with a lower area for dining on and an upper terrace for sitting, sunbathing, admiring the sunsets, ideal for sundowners and watching the storks and the swallows. Utility Room: We keep all beach stuff, tennis rackets, balls etc downstairs in a large cupboard. There is also a substantial library here. Upstairs there is a cupboard containing DIY essentials. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided and a cleaner is available to clean two hours per week. Other: One enters the house through a large, ancient, oak door into an outer tiled hall, and then through an inner door. Andalucian custom is to close and lock the outer door during the siesta period and when you do not wish to be 'at home'.