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Villa with Private Pool - Converted Bodega (Sleeps 2/4.1 Bedroom)



Updated: 04-Aug-2016
Properties in Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz Province - Inland - Set in a Palm Fringed Gardens Beside Arcos Lake

The property comprises of two unique holiday homes. The main villa sleeps 6 and the Casita (small house) a converted bodega that sleeps 4. Both set within palm fringed gardens with swimming pool situated beside the beautiful Arcos Lake, which regularly has championship fishing (they really are that big!) The nearby water sports centre on the lake provides sailing, windsurfing, kayaking etc. There is also an excellent gymnasium there. The newly-opened, world-class Arcos Gardens golf course, less than 5 minutes away is set in the nearby hills overlooking Arcos. This location enjoys easy access to the motorways is central to travelling all directions for further exploration of the wonderful Andulusian Countryside and historic towns and cities. The world famous Jerez Grand Prix racing circuit is only 15 mins away.

Details for holiday cottage Converted Bodega (Sleeps 2/4.1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Studio living room with chairs, stool, settee (converts to double bed), TV, DVD and satellite.

Kitchen area with table/chairs, microwave oven, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, cutlery etc.

Bedroom with 2 x single beds, wardrobe and drawers.

En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Air conditioning.

There is a separate laundry room in the garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an architect and just love this part of Spain with its history and glorious nature.

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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


A great base to explore Andalusia

  • 4 of 5

The bodega is clean and comfortable and ideal for 2 people, with an attractive, well-planted private garden (with pomegranates!) and a swimming pool (most welcome in the heat). It has plenty of space for sunbathing or reading in the shade. With it being a private garden, it doesn't have spectacular views of Arcos but five minutes walk down the road will find you at the lakeside edge where you can have a good meal or drink at the Hotel Meson de la Molinera. Arcos de la Frontera is a short drive away and is a charning town and well worth a visit. You're in easy driving distance to Jerez, Seville, Cadiz etc. The drive to Ronda through the mountains is stunning.

The owners Philip and Carole were there for part of our stay and were considerate and generous hosts, taking us to nearby Arcos old town for a local fiesta and cooking us a delicious meal on our last night.

We saw a different part of Andalucia and loved it. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and made good use of the easy routes to explore this stunning and authentic part of Spain. It was a pleasure to take you up to see the annual Feria (Festival of St Michael).......it is spectacular and certainly a must see in this part of Spain However it is always good to be able to come back to "our palm fringed Oasis" and chill out after a hard days exploring.
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Be warned!

  • 1 of 5

We put down a large deposit for this property in Feb 2016 for our holiday in Sept and the booking was confirmed. I emailed the owner in March enquiring about a travel cot for our baby which he ignored. In July, we realised he still hadn't responded to our email and he also hadn't given us the address for the property so I emailed him, which he ignored. The day after I was starting to get really worried as we hadn't heard from him so I looked through the email trails and realised there was a very small balance outstanding so emailed him again asking to confirm everything was ok and that I would make the payment immediately. He replied advising me that he rented the property out to someone else as we didn't pay the final balance a few weeks prior. He did not contact us at all requesting the final balance nor did he warn us that he would rent the property to someone else if he didn't receive payment. He took 3 days to return our deposit after promising it would be done immediately and after me chasing him twice. I am on maternity leave (with no income) looking after my baby and this left us with less than 4 weeks to find somewhere else which I couldn't do until we received this money back. He did not offer me an apology at all and I think overall the way he treated us was immoral and appauling. Yes we should have paid the final balance 8 weeks prior to our holiday but having booked the holiday 6 months in advance we completely forgot and just assumed (like every other holiday we have had) that we would get a reminder. Clearly a large deposit (with only a very small amount outstanding) and booking confirmation is not a guarantee for this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I don't think I have been dealing with you directly but I believe in this instance a strict timetable of payments was agreed to. The second payment was not honoured. Unfortunately we have approx. 5-6 instances like this within an average year, with no follow up or completion of payment and have to reallocate bookings. Your dormant deposit was duly fully refunded within days of contacting us. I have checked and your representative was offered an alternative 4 day booking to assist but we have never received a response. I am saddened to hear of your personal circumstances (given above ?) of which I know absolutely nothing about. Regards
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From the Owner

It is like an oasis. Its great for chilling out after exploring all day in this marvelous and mysterious part of Spain

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : seville at 130 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 39 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 10 Metres Nearest Restaurant : at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : costa de luz at 40 Kilometres


The Costa de la Luz is only 45 mins away. With wide white sand beaches, backed in the most part by countryside and accessible via small country lanes are undoubtedly one of Spain's best kept secrets. Explore Cadiz, Sanlucar, Vejer and on to Tariffa and the straights of Gibralta.


Jerez airport is 30 mins drive, Flights from the UK are currently twice daily from Stansted and 4 times per week from Manchester. Other nearby airports are at Seville and Gibraltar, both about 75 mins away. Malaga airport is 2hrs drive.


Jerez (the nearest large town) is 20 minutes - famous for its Sherry (bodega) tours, White Horses and flamenco. Cadiz and the Costa de la Luz are 40 minutes with the unspoilt Sanlucar Beach and nearby Donana Nature reserve. Seville is 1 hour away. Ronda 1.5 hours with it's famous gorge. Grazalema is also 1 hour away for excellent walking and riding.

Further Details:

The fishing in the lake is Spanish championship standard.

The nearby Nautical Club provides for sailing, wind-surfing, kayaking etc. There is also local horse riding facilities at Algar


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
50% payable when booking, balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day, though this is flexible out of the high season dates. arrival time generally 4pm and departure 11am, but will try to accommodate any variations as requested.

Direct bank payment taken on booking

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Updated: 04-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

The gardens are mature and palm fringed. The property is located near to the lake with its waterside boulevards and great local waterside restaurants. There is great access to the local motorway network. There is a local water sports activity centre. There is a beach at the lake There is a superb local championship golf course. (Arcos Gardens) The lake is used for the province fishing championships (the fish are massive !) There is local horse riding, which is for all ages and abilities. There is hot air ballooning. Venue varies with weather conditions.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a patio for outside relaxation / dining overlooking the main garden. There is direct access to the open centrally located pool area. Outside: There is an unheated swimming pool approx 8x6m in the garden. This is unfenced and care should be taken with very small children. There are various sun lounger locations, along with alfresco BBQs and outside dining facilities throughout. There is even an old bread oven if you feel challenged or just want to cook your own pizzas from scratch. The laundry room is located in the garden.

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