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El Olivo (The Olive Tree), Colonial Style Villa. Private Pool In Large Garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in la Barrosa, Nr. Chiclana, Costa de la Luz - Luxurious, Peaceful, 10 Minutes Walk To 3 Different Beaches, Jacuzzi, Pines Forest, Flamingos

Four bedroom villa with a large garden with pines and private pool. Powerful DSL internet WIFI. Luxuriously furnished in colonial style. Enjoy the jacuzzi with views over the pines trees. BBQ and nice wooden cabin. Charming and peaceful area within walking distance to beaches, marina, supermarkets, tapas bars and restaurants. Besides Natural Park Bahia de Cadiz with nice views of the pine forest and the wet lands, you may find flamingos in your morning walk to the bakery. 10 minutes drives to golf course. There are also many sports facilities nearby: Public sport center, horses. In the old village of Sancti Petri (3,4km) there are sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing facilities and a marina. Several riding centers offer courses or walks in the country or on the beach. El Olivo is placed in a calm area, not far from the beaches, the supermarkets, bars and restaurants, the natural park and the marina (walking distance), the bus stop is just opposite the house and several golf courses, riding centers, hotels,

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Julia

I'm a Secondary teacher of Spanish living in Brussels with my husband and my three children (10, 15 and 17). El Olivo was our family residence when we lived in Spain before moving to Brussels. We all have very good 'recuerdos' of those good times in Chiclana.

Villa Carmen, in Sanlucar Ref. S23111, has been my mother's family residence from the XIXth century. It was rebuilt in 1990 preserving the ancient structure with the patio and the old well.

Julia purchased this villa in 1999

Why Julia chose Los Gallos-Cerromolino

The place, called Coto San Jose, is considered the most high standing in Chiclana Coast because of its large properties as El Olivo mainly as first residence, in a very peaceful, quiet and natural area, out of turist crowded places but close enough to reach them walking. It is a very suitable place for family life, as we can reach all the amenities in a short walk: marina and sports, beaches, paseo maritimo, shops, etc. All the area is provided with bike lanes. A completely different place in Chiclana coast. Lovely walks around the pinewood, by the seaside, around the marismas. My husband, Classics teacher, is so proud of historic importance of the area. Check about Barossa Battle in Peninsular War 1811.

What makes this villa unique

Absolutely special place: You can hear the waves sound in the calm of night. Have an evening drink by the pool in the middle of a pine forest... History, nature, art, gastronomy. So many possibilities!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Los Gallos-Cerromolino in Chiclana de la Frontera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Ensuite
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bedroom 4
  • En-suite bathroom to main bedroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, etc and dressing room. 1 bathroom with tube. 1 bathroom with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Kids bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Bunk. Two more single beds can easily be added (4 in total)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and dressing-room. 1 double bedroom with twin beds and third one practicable. 1 children's double bedroom with bunk beds. 1 bedroom with one single bed. Studio-bureau has a large double sofa bed. Cots.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Luxurious one-storey villa, both the house and the garden are wonderful and have all the facilities. Outside: The property includes a big garden with pine trees and several varieties of plants. BBQ, wooden cabin. The swimming pool is 7 x 4 metres. There is also wooden and stone outdoor furniture. Children and adult bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned and the towels and linen are changed before each occupation. Maid service and baby sitting possible on request. Other: Comfortable studio/bureau, with a fitted library and a big antique desk. Great garden (1300m) with swimming pool, garden furniture and covered back porch. Roof terrace. Many different relaxing areas. Umbrellas and beach towels. Balls,toys and pool toys.


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El Olivo (The Olive Tree), Colonial Style Villa. Private Pool In Large Garden
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews

Nice house. Could do with some updating.

  • 3 of 5

Nice place.good location. Close to beach and shops and restaurants. Pool and garden lovely. Owner Julia very helpful as is Marco.

House could do with some updating kitchen very dated and fridge very noisy. Jacuzzi jets need a clean but shower good.

Overall.nice and had a good stay but place could do with some tlc

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Beautiful place in a perfect position, wonderful area, very relaxing holiday.

  • 3 of 5

The villa is huge, the garden was very safe for our dogs and big enough for them to run round, the pool is lovely and very clean, but a bit too cold for us so we didn't use it much. The antique furniture and all the ornaments are amazing. The villa was mostly very clean apart from a couple of small niggles, we had to clean the fridge out before putting our stuff in it and there was a pan in the cupboard that had been put away unwashed, but we ran everything through the efficient dishwasher, no problema :-) Plenty of crockery, pots and pans and kitchen utensils but I missed having a jug to make salmorejo in and we could have done with some more serving and salad bowls. The internet was good and fast.

Marco and his family are very pleasant and helpful, the one problem we had with the pool was sorted out quickly. It was lovely seeing Marco's young son go from being scared of our two big dogs to playing with them.

The area is fantastic, we loved Chiclana, the Mercado de los Abastos is worth a daily visit for fish and veg. Cadiz is stunning, as is Vejer and around. Our UK, right hand drive car was a source of amusement to many and it was brilliant being in a place that, although touristy, not too much so and gave me a chance to practice my Spanish.

The not so good - the beds creak, the springs have gone in the single beds and the memory foam double bed wasn't comfortable. The kitchen could do with some updating, the plate racks are greasy and veneer peeling off, the sink doesn't fit properly, nor does the electric hob. The oven, although it was clean inside and works well, looks awful with cooked on grease in between the glass on the door door. We looked up at the ceiling lights in the kitchen and there was a collection of dead bugs behind the glass. The jacuzzi works well but the jets are dirty inside. The veranda is lovely but the paving under the table is very uneven and impossible to keep clean.

The villa is perfectly positioned, a 10 minute drive to Chiclana, 10 minute walk to the nearest bars, restaurants and the beautiful beach and 20 minutes to a strip with plenty of choice to eat and drink. If you have a meal here make sure you go to the Sabor a Mar, fantastic food! We did consider returning but the uncomfortable beds put us off. I wouldn't consider this a luxury villa, with a bit of updating and love and care it could be, but not as it is.

Thanks, Julia, for letting us stay. Your place is lovely, just it could be better with some care.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice area , lovely garden , charming

  • 5 of 5

Thank u For our holiday home , it was very relaxing , quiet holiday , the garden is lovely lots of space !! Beach walking distance and beautiful.

Housekeeper Marco was carrying and helpful even he speaks only Spanish but with google translator we communicated perfectly:) gracias :)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure to have such a nice guests. Wish you come back soon! Julia Greetings from Marco
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Lovely stay in a truly spanish villa

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay here. The villa and its grounds are really beautiful, quiet, 15 minute walk to a lovely beach with a beach bar/marina with restaurant. Julia was around to help out when we asked from some fans as the heat was quite intense. Overall and wonderful trip.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Great short stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa offered nice private garden with pool. Very nice setting close to the beach and some shops. A very relaxing break. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Full of Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5

The owner Julia was there to greet us and make sure everything was to our liking. The property was full of rustic charm and well maintained with a great pool for our family of 4. The property is well placed in a naturally beautiful area of Southern Spain. There is a fantastic beach called La Barrosa 10 minutes walk up the road set in beautiful pine tree inundated sand dunes. 10 minutes walk down the road you find Las Marismas a beautiful marshy area filled with Flamingos and all sorts of other wonderful birds. A short walk away we also found a fantastic road full all sorts of restaurants to cater for any taste buds, from Italian to Mexican and wonderful local cuisine. We will certainly be back for more, thank you very much Julia and Paco for letting us stay at your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Jerez de la Frontera
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Venta Alegría
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Novo Sancti Petri
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
San Fernando
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Barrosa, Lavaculos, Sancti Petri
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

El Olivo is placed in the battle field of Battle of Barrosa during Peninsular War, when general Graham got a decisive victory on Napoleonic Army in 1811. You can visit General Graham's Gardens 200 m. from El Olivo. Bikelane all over the area. The Natural Park Bahía the Cadiz where you can see different kinds of birds and enjoy nature is 50 m. from the villa. There are also many sports facilities nearby. In the old village of Sancti Petri there are sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing facilities and a marina. Several riding centres offer courses or walks in the country or on the beach.


El Olivo is placed within a walking distance of the beaches of La Barrosa and Sancti Petri (5 min). La Barrosa is a 8 kilometres beach with showers, and toilets, bars and many facilities. Next to this we find the less visited Sancti Petri beach with golden sand, facing the island of Sancti Petri, to which you can only access by boat. Ideal for scuba diving, fishing and sailing sports.


El Olivo is 45 min drive from the Airport of Jerez, 1h30m from the airport of Seville, 1h30m from Gibraltar. There are car hire companies at the airports & at the Novo Sancti Petri shopping centre.


24 Km to Cádiz, the most ancient city in Western Europe. Roman remains, the Cathedral, many 18th century buildings...and very nice people.

37 Km to Jerez, the capital of sherry wine, Spanish horses and flamenco.

33 Km to Vejer de la Frontera, a lovely moorish style village.

125 Km to Seville, the capital of Andalusia, with plenty of monuments and interesting places to visit.

Further Details:

We will provide lot of information about shops, restaurants, amenities and tourism in the nearby area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Los Gallos-Cerromolino, Costa de la Luz - Cadiz

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2017 - 17 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturdays preferred, but we can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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