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Casita With Large Private Pool, Open Views Of The Countryside And WiFi



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Casita in Pago del Humo, Chiclana de la Frontera, Costa de la Luz, Spain - Casita Descanso Del Viajero Is In A Peaceful Location 15 Minutes Drive From The Beach

The Casita is set in tropical trees and offers 1,000 sqr mtrs of well laid out gardens to be enjoyed by guests and a further 1,000 sqr mtrs through the archway of lawns and shrubs offering total privacy and open views to the hills behind the Casita. The owners property is set well away from the Casita. We are in a quiet location 6km from the centre of Chiclana de la Frontera. It is within easy driving distance of miles of golden sands from Conil to Cadiz. The property offers unspoilt views of the hills and countryside for as far as the eye can see. The property is very private and has full use of the pool; for your use there is a Merendero under cover with seating and a table for candlelit evenings, your own barbecue, terraces and a variety of areas in sun and shade to enable you to relax and chill out. We are in easy reach of the historical town of Cadiz, Jerez is 40 minutes drive and Seville is about 110 km we also enjoy easy access to traditional white Andalucian Villages. For the visitor that enjoys nature and beautiful views this is the perfect location for bird watching as we have birds of prey nesting close by, it would also be an artists dream. There are a lot of unspoilt tracks for walking,cycling and horse riding, we also have many golf courses and a variety of water sports.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I have lived in Spain since 2008 and enjoy our home very much as it is set in a beautiful area with open views of the countryside and now has a well established garden with lawns and flowering shrubs. We have fallen in love with the area especially the unspoilt coastline and natural pine forests. We are outdoor people and love sporting activities. Our passion is cycling and will help guests who enjoy cycling to hire bikes and find routes. This area is ideal for cycling, walking and horse riding as there are miles of quiet roads.

In England we owned a Bakery working day and night, so this is paradise. We are animal lovers and have 2 dogs and 2 cats who are very sociable and well used to meeting our new guests.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Will & Catalina from Eastbourne: We've had a lovely time! One of the best self catering places we've stayed in. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and help with directions and info on local places of interest. Such a beautiful and restful place.

Sarah & Aden from London: We came desperately hoping for some relaxation and sun. In beautiful surroundings our expectations have been exceeded. We hope to come back one day.

Aliz & Rich from London: Thank you for a lovely stay! The casita was perfect & would recommend it & the bike rides to anyone. Hope to see you again soon.

Alfonso & Alba from Barcelona: We hope to come back soon to this small paradise.
Feb 2011
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23 Reviews

based on 23 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property that has all you could need and is beautifully maintained both inside and out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! They only had one week here but managed to pack in a lot to include a live football game in Sevile, a week wasn't long enough to explore this beautiful area so they have already booked for next year. Viva the wasps rugby club!!
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this this beautiful casita. A beautiful setting in peaceful countryside (nearest rooster about half mile!). The place was spotless when we arrived, well equipped & everything working. Dianne & Barry are excellent hosts, very friendly yet respectful of your privacy they made us feel right at home. They're also very helpful, they brought us timetables for ferries and even contacted one of the whale watching tours in Terifa for us. We were also made welcome by the animals, except the rather belligerent tortoise! We had planned to do quite a bit of exploring around the area as it was our first time on the Costa de la Luz, but the irresistible pull of the pool & relaxed atmosphere put paid to that! However we did manage to some stunning beaches and also over to Cadiz which is lovely. We'd recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away from it all for a few weeks! Thank you Di & Barry,10 out of 10!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments, it was a pleasure meeting you both and sharing time with you. You were so lucky to have perfect weather maybe hotter than expected for September. We wish you every happiness for the future and hope to see again sometime in the near future. Dianne and Barrie
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Faboulas and idyllic

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit to Dianne and Barrie's wonderful Casita the addition of air conditioning, excellent wifi and the sun parasol adds to the overall holiday experience.

Ideally situated for touring, days around the pool or enjoying the numerous beaches.

The facilities are kept spotless with absolutely everything in place that you will for your holiday.

Dianne and Barrie work tirelessly to maintain a high standard,and are always happy to offer help and advice.

A fantastic location for a holiday that can be as varied as you wish.

Martin and Sheila

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure seeing Martin and Shiela again, they were able to explore destinations that they didn't see on their last stay with us. We hope that they will come back sometime in the near future as they are like returning friends. Dianne and Barrie
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Dianne & Barry for the first two weeks of July 2016. The facilities were just as we expected, lovely refreshing pool on a hot day to cool down, great outside space and the barbecue area is a big plus. There are miles of sandy beaches within a 25 minute drive, our favourite was at La Fontanilla, easy parking before 11am, parasol and bed hire €15 per day. Take a 15 minute walk along the beach to the town of Conil where you will find plenty of restaurants to suit all tastes, particularly good for tapas lovers is Ole Tapas a wee bit away from the main drag but well worth finding.

If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday then this is definitely the place, many thanks again to our wonderful hosts Dianne & Barry.

Kieran & Peggy



  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kieren and Peggy were an absolute pleasure to have staying in the Casita, they enjoyed everything on offer in this area and made full use of their stay here. I would like to thank them very much for choosing to have their holiday with us and hope to see them again in the near future. All best wishes, Dianne
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Lovely little corner of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days here whilst visiting the Sunshine Tour in nearby Vejer

The casita itself is lovely and perfect for couples just wanting to get away from it all, Located in a very peaceful area with lovely views of the Spanish countryside.

Dianne & Barrie were both very attentive to anything we needed and helped me find somewhere to watch the football!

Plenty to see in Chiclana and the beach at La Barrosa is picture perfect and ideal for a stroll in the sunshine and to enjoy a drink at one of the many beach bars there.

Weather started off badly! We seemed to have packed the british weather with us but within a few days the temperature was lovely and we enjoyed plenty of time out in the sun, by the pool and enjoying a barbecue.

All in all a lovely little place and I wouldn't hesitate to visit again

Oh and the dogs and cats are adorable!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, February is a difficult month as the weather can be unpredictable. We would love to see you both again sometime in the future to spend more time here as your short stay didn't give you the opportunity to visit this beautiful area in full. All best wishes to you both.
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in this lovely Spanish casita having had the most chilled of weeks relaxing in the sunshine.

Both Barry and Dianne made the most wonderful hosts, discreet when appropriate and helpful when required. The accommodation is of a high level with the pool and outside areas of an excellent standard. This is a great place to get away from it all and both Tessa and I look forward to returning again. I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank Tessa and David for spending their holiday with us, they enjoyed very much everything on offer here, they were very much outdoor people and the weather was perfect for them. We look forward to seeing them again sometime in the future. All best wishes to them, Dianne
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From the Owner

We bought a property in Costa de la Luz because it is relatively unspoilt especially the rugged coastline with no high rise apartments. We enjoy our open views and the feeling of freedom and with long warm summers what better than being able to jump in the pool whenever you like. We feel that we are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but it is just down the road if we want it, and it only takes 10 minutes to get there. We have a great range of bars and restaurants with a great range of authentic food at reasonable prices, or if you prefer you can just have a Tapas.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Jerez at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Venta la Rays at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Cadiz at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : San Andreas at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bahia Sur San Fernando at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E5 A48 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casa Blas La Sopresa at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Barrosa at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

My husband and I run a cycling group, we normally meet every Sunday and cater for all abilities, we know of many routes and have a local bike hire shop close by so you would be able to join in if cycling is your passion.

We also have spare bikes for your use if required.


We have a magnificent coastline that stretches for miles with golden sand and promenades, the beaches are never crowded and you have the choice of the more commercial or the tranquil stretches of unspoilt coast. The nearest beach is La Barrosa about 15 minutes by car. Water sports are popular here and Laura at Trafalgar surf can offer you lessons, equipment hire and general help on where to go for the best surf.

This relatively unspoilt area is where the Spanish choose to take their holidays.


Airports: Jerez de la Frontera is 35 minutes. Seville is 1.5 hours. Gibraltar is 1 hour. Malaga is 2.5 hours via motorway. Use of a car is recommended: car hire is available from all airports. There is a local bus service to Chiclana, and from Chiclana there are connections to Cadiz, Jerez and Seville and all the beaches. Madrid is 6 hours drive. NEW FROM THIS YEAR EASY JET BRISTOL/GIBRALTAR, GREAT FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THE SOUTH WEST!!!


Pago del Humo has all facilities including a pharmacy, a mini,supermarket general stores with a hot bread bake-off and many bar/restaurants. Chiclana is a 5 minute drive and is a large bustling town with old and new, it has a Tuesday market by the river not to be missed. Jerez famous for it's sherry and horses is 40 mins drive, Conil a pretty seaside town is 10 mins drive, Medina Sidonia (over 3000 years old) a white village is 20 mins drive. Cadiz steeped in history is a 35 min. drive

Further Details:

White villages set in the hills slightly inland are well worth a visit. Medina Sidonia, Vejer de la Frontera and Arcos are all worth a visit with their hilltop presence and magnificent views, cobblestone streets and beautiful town squares. Sample the Fiestas and Carnivals in the premier city of Seville. Isla Magica (like Alton Towers) is also to be found here for the kids amongst us! Also visit Puerto Santa Maria for the Waterpark. Visit and enjoy the tours around the Sherry and Brandy bodegas of Jerez and for the evening visit one of the many shows from the famous dancing horses to the fabulous Flamenco.

Explore Tarifa famous for it's wind and kite surfing and of course it's dunes, Roman ruins and plenty of white sands. You can also take a trip whale and Dolphin watching from here.

If you are feeling adventurous take the ferry to Tangiers Morocco and shop till you drop in the Souks also tantalise your taste buds with Moroccan cuisine and a culture with a difference.

Gibraltar with it's history, rocks, caves, Barbary Apes and duty free shopping is a good day out, but be prepared for long delays at the border and remember to take your passport!! It's better and cheaper to park outside for the day, walk through and take the buses, a day pass is cheap and the open top buses are fun in the summer.

Take the ferry from Puerto Santa Maria over to Cadiz (the oldest port in Europe) steeped in history and charm with quaint Tapas Bars.

Street markets are a must and will be found on different days in all the local towns.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2017
26 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of 30% paid into the bank and full payment will be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival or the cash balance can be paid on arrival before entry into the Casita. I offer you the choice of making your payment in Sterling (GBP) or Euros.

For the rest of May and up until 22nd June I am offering 10% discount for any bookings more that 10 days

Changeover Day:
Arrivals after 3pm and departures by 11am. Changeover days are flexible to take advantage of cheap flights. Short breaks and long weekends are available outside of August. Longer term rentals with discounts are also available.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner. I now offer you the choice of making your payment in Sterling (GBP) or Euros.

I am now offering 5% discount in June to anyone booking 7 days or more!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The casita is set in a quiet location with a great variety of birds, so perfect for bird watchers but if you just want to relax you will feel the stresses of everyday life just fall away while taking in the extensive views and beautiful gardens.. We have a perfect climate here, the heat of the summer is offset by the cooling sea breezes and the winters are generally warmer than England with much lighter evenings. This is the Costa de la luz (the coast of light) named aptly because of bright clear long days. Ideal for artists and bird watchers.

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with one large mirror and a shaving mirror. There is a walk in shower, vanity unit with basin and a WC. The electric water heater is outside the accommodation. Supplied will be shower gel shampoo, soap and ample large towels.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 + baby (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom/ lounge has a double bed with bedside storage and reading lamps, luxury cotton bedding and a memory foam mattress for total comfort. There is a double wardrobe with drawers. A travel cot and high chair are also available.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note that smoking is not permitted inside the casita but feel free to smoke outside. We offer a personal laundry service. Information on local attractions will be provided. The casita is an intimate space of 25 sq.m, tastefully decorated for total relaxation. The nearest Venta is a 10 minute walk and the local shop and 5 Ventas with excellent menus is 2.5 km Outside: You can choose sun or shade we have a lot of land so you won't feel confined. The pool is of ample size 8 metres x 4 metres for swimming or just kicking your feet over the side. The pool and outside areas are lit at night. We have a range of outdoor furniture and sun beds and of course the Merendero for candlelit evenings with a glass of wine or al fresco mealtimes. We have a large sliding gate with an integral door for easy access and ample off road parking. Utility Room: Use of a large freezer and storage for bags if required. There is no washing machine but I offer a free laundry service. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed weekly, but if your needs require, fresh towels and linen will be replaced. Beach towels are also supplied. A welcome pack of a range of beverages to include milk, sugar and cereal are also provided. Other: There is a washroom to include a toilet, wash basin and bidet. This new extra facility is sited close to the barbecue area and outside shower. This is a useful addition for your convenience when enjoying the outside area. You have your own rotary line.

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