About this listing
A cosy upstairs apartment in an Andalusian-style patio home, in the San Miguel neighborhood of Jerez, well located in the old town near flamenco peñas and sherry-wine cellars. A great base for exploring Jerez and the wonderful region of Cadiz!
Cosy and quaint 1 bedroom apartment on the top floor of a small Andalucian style patio house in the historic neighborhood of San Miguel, with excellent nearby sherry wine cellars and flamenco peñas. Free wifi.
Although I do say the apartment can accommodate three people, it would have to be with a couple in the main bedroom and one person on the sofa living room, so probably not ideal for three friends travelling together.
The place is very handy for people studying flamenco are wanting to use Jerez as a base for exploring the region, as there are good rail and bus connections nearby, in addition to Jerez airport with regular flights to Madrid, Palma, Barcelona, etc. From the house you are 5 minutes walk to the central Calle Larga with lots of shops and tapas bars. The nearest beaches are in El Puerto de Santa Maria, about a 15-20 minute drive away. Although I do not have assigned parking for the house, parking on our street is free and on a space-available basis. It is usually not a problem to find parking near the house.
We live in a separate apartment downstairs and work from home, with occasional absences for work, but we're usually on hand to provide information about what to see and do, where to eat and drink, and of course where to find the best Flamenco! We have a lovely cat (Mutabal) and a chirpy Pomeranian (Poncho).
The neighborhood is tranquil and very typically Andalucian, so imparts a real local feel. It's your home away from home in Jerez!
The communal patio downstairs
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like. We try to be sure to meet and greet all our guests, and are usually available (our apartment is downstairs) for questions, a chat, or a glass of sherry.
Along with Barrio Santiago on the other side of town, San Miguel is legendary for its flamenco. Anyone wanting to get a deeper appreciation of this art form will find plenty in the neighborhood: peñas, dance studios, and guitar teachers. We can even organize flamenco guitar lessons here.
For most of what you'll need in Jerez, you're within walking distance. Otherwise, there are municipal buses with stops just a few minutes away, and good rail connections to Sevilla and Cadiz. If you're arriving in Jerez by plane, the best thing to do is to take a taxi, which should be around 17€ to the door. There are very infrequent buses and trains from the airport to the center of town, but they rarely coincide with flight arrivals, so the taxi is best. We're a 10 minute walk from the train / bus stations, a taxi to our door should be no more than 5€.
If you are a flamenco dancer, I ask that you do not practice your "zapateado" in the apartment as I am directly below you and more importantly, it bothers the neighbors.
There is strictly no smoking allowed in the apartment, sorry. You can smoke outside or downstairs in the patio.
Please be sure when coming and going to not let the pets into the upstairs apartment, as well as when you are entering and leaving the house that the pets do not go outside.
Sebastian war ein großartiger Gastbeber!
Er empfing uns ganz herzlich und konnte uns gleich wertvolle Tipps für Ausflüge in der Umgebung und das kulturelle und kulinarische Leben in Jerez geben.
Die Unterkunft lässt keine Wünsche offen und ist wie im Inserat beschrieben, man fühlt sich gleich wohl. Die Umgebung ist ruhig und die Unterkunft sehr gut gelegen, man erreicht das Zentrum und viele andere Plätze leicht zu Fuß. Vor allem für jemanden der sich für Flamenco und das Leben wie es die Bewohner selbst führen interessiert, könnte man sich keine besseren Gastgeber als Sebastian und Carmen und keine bessere Unterkunft als die ihre vorstellen!
Un apartamento muy céntrico, cerca de las zonas más bonitas de Jerez. Sebastian es un anfitrión de 10, que nos indicó dónde poder picar algo, disfrutar del arte flamenco y ver las zonas más entrañables de Jerez. Un apartamento muy acogedor, recomendable 100%. Ahm, Gracias por el detalle de la botella de fino...
The apartment is exactly as it is described, Sebastian and Carmen have great taste and the decor is typically Andalusian, with some Moroccan flair. Small details made for a really amazing stay, including a welcome drink of local sherry and some fresh flowers left in the living room. Everything was clean and thoroughly accommodating, there is a collection of really helpful literature in the apartment about Jerez and the surrounding areas. The layout of the apartment and courtyard is really beautiful and views across the valley greet you in the morning. The apartment is in a district famed for its flamenco heritage, what a treat to walk around and hear flamenco guitar notes floating out of neighbouring houses! Very close to all bars, shops, and amenities. All in all, a really beautiful place to stay! These guys are fantastic hosts.
Sebastian & Carmen could not have been better hosts. The flat was as described, comfortable, clean and well located a few mins walk from the town Centre.
Even before we had arrived Sebastian had provided us with endless information and help. This was quite simply brilliant and well above the call of AirBnB duty. Certainly the best hosts we have stayed with, welcoming and friendly.
Our stay was very relaxed, well advised on restaurants / tours etc and just what we were after.
If staying in Jerez 100% consider Sebastian & Carmen
merci a Sebastien et Carmen pour leur disponibilité et leur accueil ; ils font le maximum pour satisfaire leurs hôtes ; l'apart est très bien placé et très agréable ; j'espère revenir
El apartamento es muy acogedor y con una decoración árabe con mucho gusto. Tiene un patio andaluz el cual nos encantó ya que en la llegada la anfitriona nos preparó unas velas por las escaleras. Estancia totalmente recomendable. Gracias por todo.
As soon as we entered the small courtyard of the apartment we fell under its charms. Carmen made tremendous efforts to explain to us in English what we could and should discover in the local area and how everything worked. We felt immediately at home and the kitchen was well stocked with the basics. There was never any noise from the small narrow street outside and we always found a place to park. In short this is an ideal place to discover the centre of Jerez.
About the Host, Sebastian & Carmen
Sebastian: US born and bred, long time expat living in Spain and Morocco, with a permanent itch to travel and meet new people. Plays a flamenco guitar from time to time and will talk with anyone who listens about Spain, Morocco, and the wonderful world of sherry.
Carmen: Born in Salamanca and bred in Almería ( Spain ). She is Psychologist, anthropology student and teacher of Oriental and therapeutic dance in Jerez.
We love good food, good wine and our lovely pets ; Mutabal and Poncho. As travelers ourselves we really value local experiences and getting to know places from meaningful perspectives-not just ticking monuments and sights off a list. We have a similar approach with our guests-we'd like everyone who comes through here to appreciate the culture and natural beauty of the area as much as we do, and we happily make suggestions on what to see and do with this in mind.