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Private Villa & Pool, Stunning Views, Air Con, Wifi, English TV, Child Friendly



Updated: 28-Jul-2016
Villa in Cartaya - El Rompido, Costa de la Luz - 5 Minute Drive To Beach & Championship Golf Course

Beautiful private villa with stunning views of orange groves and pine forests. Private gated swimming pool area with loungers shading and WC. Large garden with trampoline, swings, slide, playhouse, sandpit, climbing frame, slide and more! The villa has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and extra toilet. Open plan lounge/dining area with AC and fully equipped kitchen. WIFI, English TV, Nintendo wifi, all windows have mosquito nets. Bar leading on to terrace and BBQ area with outdoor dinning and shading. Electric entrance gates, Shaded car port on a private drive, in the large front garden orange, lemon and avocado trees also a grapevine.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We Stayed in Valerie Rosa with our two children and two friends and had a fantastic time this summer. The house was bigger than we had expected and was absolutely spotless when we arrived. The facilities are excellent and the house is very private and secure as it is is off the road and not overlooked at all. The owners were very friendly and not only maintained the property during our stay, but also introduced us to the local area and gave us tips on the best places to visit (especially the local Park Bar which did delicious tapas at very reasonable prices!). The pool, Sky TV and WiFi alone would have kept the children entertained all holiday - but there are lovely sandy beaches a few minutes away by car, whether you want to explore the Costa de la Luz - or to just chill out by the pool we cannot recommend this propertyhighly enough. We all had a fantastic holiday - and did NOT want to go home!
Dec 2009
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Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here at Chris and Emma's villa!

The Villa is massive, very secluded and not overlooked at all - very safe surroundings. The villa was very nicely presented, very homely. The swimming pool was a huge success especially for our two young children who are 4 and 8 - lots of choice of sunbeds!

The villa was ideally located, with easy access to numerous beaches, we particularly liked Isla Antilla beach and the beach with its amazing spit which begins in El Rompido. This spit is easily accessed by ferry for a day trip. If you like eating out, there is so much choice in El Rompido.

We had an amazing holiday in this area and highly recommend it to anyone, we particularly enjoyed the fact that it is typically Spanish - very little English is spoken.

Tip. The local aqua park - literally just down the road from the villa - was very good, both children loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home with sunshine all the way

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a property where you can relax and recharge your batteries with the added bonus of all the comforts you would find in your own home this is most definitely the place for you.

My husband and two 11 year old children stayed in the first two weeks of August 2014. The property is on a very spacious plot, surrounded by orange groves which ensures absolute privacy. On our arrival we found the house to be spotlessly clean and very comfortable.

The kitchen is incredibly well equipped with every gadget and cleaning device you could wish to find, unlike some places we have stayed in the past where a sharp knife is no where to be seen and the cupboards completely bare.

The pool area is like having your very own beach club; complete with toilets, showers, a table with gazebos and lots of very comfortable sun loungers and umbrellas. Many a day was spent around the pool reading books with two very contented children.

When we did venture further afield there was lots to see and experience in a very authentic part of Spain. The waterpark practically on the doorstep pleased our two immensely. Cartaya is a wonderful town and only a very short car journey away as is El Rompido an interestingly coastal resort, complete with lighthouse, in the opposite direction.

Emma and Chris were delightful hosts and couldn't do enough for us right from our initial contact and booking through to the vey last hours of our stay. Chris's generosity of spirit and knowledge of the local area when we asked for recommendations was so kind and really added to the experience of our holiday.

We didn't want to go home and would have happily stayed another two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Us: 2 adults, 2 kids (6 & 8) for 3 weeks (+ 2 adults for a long weekend)

The villa is fine and had plenty of space for our crew. It was also well equipped; we made good use of the grill and the wine fridge.

There's not a lot to add that has not been said already. If you can manage to leave the villa (not easy to do when you're thoroughly relaxed and have contented kids playing in a pool) there is plenty to do.

If you're into good food, you can't go wrong. The market in town had some of the best tomatoes that I've had, an impressive array of locally caught fish and seafood, and pork second to none. The local restaurants are also good.

While the closest beaches are only 5k or so away, a 20 minute drive takes you to lovely bits of the coastline.

The local beaches, while popular with Spanish tourists, do not seem to get many foreigners - although that changes dramatically the second you cross the border into Portugal.

Day trips to the Algarve and Sevilla are entirely possible.

Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A straight hour run from Faro airport across the border. We had not been to this area before and were absolutely delighted to find it charming and unspoilt without a Union Flag or Deutsche Imbiss sign anywhere.

Beautiful peaceful surroundings, a gorgeous family house and wonderful hosts.

We will most certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week in August 2013. 2 adults 3 teenagers.

Chris and Emma met us on arrival and showed us around the villa. Very clean and much larger than expected. It is sat in beautiful surroundings of rolling hills, with long distance views and lovely sunsets.

It is only 15 minutes walk into Cartaya via the off road cycle track.

The thing that you first feel is the peace and quiet, yet so close to a small town. The owners had thought of everything visitors would need, from sun loungers to a cool gazebo to cable tv. The pool was much bigger than we thought, and we all loved it. I would highlly recommend this villa for people wanting absolute privacy near a town.

Christ told us about the area, and how to get to beaches only 4 or 5 k away. I cannot speak to highly about the villa owners who made us feel relaxed and at home upon arrival. Great villa great people. 10 out of 10.

Hope to return soon. Steve and Heather.Williams . Leeds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

After looking round many properties we luckily stumbled upon this one, and walking up the drive before even viewing the property felt this was the one. We were not wrong. Surrounded by Orangegroves and pine forests. Our own private paradise. Particularly suited for people who like their privacy but also like being close to amenities. 2 min drive from shops, medical centre, restaurants and attractions. This is what makes this property unique. We actually got married in our garden joined by over 90 friends and family (including the Mayor). Even after 11 years we feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Portugal/ Sevilla at 91 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Across the road at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Huelva at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : El rompido at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Huelva at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : El rompido at 6 Kilometres Car: recommended

Two adult bikes are available upon request and with no extra charge. 1 male and 1 female bike well maintained. This area lends itself to cycling holidays as well as beach and golf, as the area has miles of newly constructed cycling pathways along the coastline and through the pine forests. Further bikes can be hired per day or for a week etc by a local supplier.


There are plenty of beautiful beaches to visit the closest being El Rompido and Portil just a 5 minute drive from the villa. The beaches of Rompido and Portil are great for all types of water activities from kite surfing to fishing. The coast line stretches from Gibraltar to the Portuguese Algarve. The beaches are very clean and have beach bars/restaurants (chiringuitos).

Read more about the beaches: http://www.andalucia.com/beaches/huelva.htm


Faro airport is a 1 hour drive from the villa and is very straightforward. Seville is 1 hour 20 mins away. Pick up and drop off service can be arranged.


Cartaya: 2 Minute drive / 15 minute walk.

Huelva: from where Christopher Columbus sailed is a 15 min drive away.

El Rompido: Traditional fishing village 5 minute drive.

Seville: 1 hour drive away.

Rio Tinto: 1 and half hour drive

DOÑANA park: 1 hour drive

Ayamonte: 25 minute drive, a lovely town with cafes and bars alongside the sea, and a market every saturday.

The Portuguese border is a 20 min drive from the villa.

Further Details:

Cartaya is set around acres of pine forests and is great for walking, cycling and horse riding. The village has lots of restaurants, bars, banks and shops. The beaches of Rompido and Portil are great for all types of water activities from kite surfing to fishing. There is also a water park, go-kart track and paint balling, 2 mins drive from the villa.

Local activities include kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, powered parachuting, motocross and mountain biking.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269

Booking Notes:
To secure your accommodation a 30% non refundable deposit is taken on confirmation of the booking. This deposit can be paid by bank transfer. The full balance of the holiday will be required 8 weeks before the date of the start of the holiday with a security deposit of £300.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible to fit in with flights. Arrival times should not be before 3pm to allow time for guests to depart and cleaning be done. Departing guests should leave by 11am unless otherwise arranged.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 walk in large bath/shower over, sink & wc. Bathroom with large walk in shower, wc, sink & bidet. Separate wc. Outdoor toilet and sink 2 outdoor showers.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Stan up fan
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Ceiling fan
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ceiling fan
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + Cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet , TV/DVD, fan, en-suit. Bedroom 2: super king size bed or 2 single beds, wardrobes, bedside cabinet and chest of drawers, fan. Bedroom 3: 2 single beds, wardrobe & bedside cabinet, fa


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: In the living room there is air-con for hots days and a log fire for the colder ones, there is also electric heaters for easy use if preferred. The house is child friendly there is a guard to use by the steps. Outside: The villa two large gardens at the front and rear. The gated pool area has sun loungers, Large gazebo with Sofa and table, 2 showers and WC. In the garden there is a trampoline, play house and a slide. The back terrace has a table and 6 chairs, BBQ and water feature. There is a fence and gated area to separate the villa from the drive for extra security for the little ones. Plus a carport. Also a walk/cycle path outside the entrance of the villa, which takes you to the village of Cartaya , waterpark and go karting track. Lovely restaurant within a 2 minute walk across t Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is stocked with clean linen to include bedding, bathroom towels and kitchen/tea towels. The house is cleaned on arrival and on departure. A cleaning service is available if required on request. Bar with 4 stools, small sofa and marble table, large cooler/ fridge. Books & Games, The bar leads on to the BBQ area with canopy, table and 6 chairs, large gas BBQ and beautiful views. Close restaurants. Check out El Rancho on trip advisor.

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