About this listing
At only 50 m from the sea, this "end of the world" house will allow you to enjoy the genuine natural setting. Nicely designed, furnished and equipped, the house is cosy and comfortable. It is the ideal setting for an enjoyable holiday for
Built on the slope of a hill, and overlooking the sea, the house gives you the feeling of being at "the end of the world" with a fantastic panorama of the Mediterranean, while being comfortably accommodated. The house is totally independent, having its own garden and gate. It includes 2 bedrooms (EU double), a large common space that includes the living-room, the dining room, the fireplace and an open kitchen, a bathroom, and a terrace/veranda. Equipment, appliances and utensils are available, and linen is supplied.
The location is ideal for those who enjoy swimming or snorkeling in a crystal-clear sea. It is equally ideal for enjoying a barbecue in the garden or a nap in the hammock... when temperature becomes favorable for physical activities, a nice walk along the coastline, or a trekking of several hours in the region, with breathtaking scenery would be appreciated...and completed in winter with a cosy evening by the fireplace!
Located within our property, the villa is totally independent, with its own private garden, terrace and entrance. Yet, we are just next door, should you need anything...
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy receiving visitors from all over the world, and we carefully pay attention to their requests and wishes. We are equally happy to share our love to this beautiful country, Tunisia. If you are planning visits or excursions to other parts of the country, let us know, we would be happy to give tips and suggestions.
Located on the northern coast of Tunisia, between Bizerte and Tunis, Sounine is just an hour drive from Tunis and its northern suburbs (Sidi Bou Said, Carthage), while providing a real change of scenery. It is not recommended to fans of night clubs, as the place remained unspoilt by mass tourism. Off the beaten track, discover the true face of Tunisia. We are located on a rocky and wild coast, between the beautiful beach of Ain Mestir (500m) and other small beaches on the Sounine side. On both sides, different cafes settle in summer on the beaches (some of which also prepare fresh fish accompanied with salad). A restaurant is also open most of the year, offering fresh fish, Tunisian cuisine and pizza.
Sounine is a small and peaceful village of about 2000 inhabitants. The village center is at approximately 30 min. walk from the house. There are mainly grocers and greengrocers, and you may find fresh traditional bread that women of the village prepare daily as well as fresh milk from the local cows.
For proper shopping, it is better to go to Ras Jebal, a small town located a few kilometers away. You can find there a nice market, offering a wide choice of fish, meat, vegetables and fruits. Close by is a supermarket, where you can find almost everything else...
To get to our place you have the choice: either hire a car if you want to be independent and are planning to explore the region. However, if your main goal is pure relaxation, you can take a taxi to reach the place, and then you have the possibility of doing some trekking and walking in the area. If the opportunity arises, we will gladly take you to the market at Ras-Jebal or to Tunis.
Other Things to Note
Apart from accommodation, we also offer other services upon request - meals and guided trekking. If you want to organize a group holiday, it is also possible. If necessary, we can rent and prepare one or more neighboring houses to increase our accommodation capacity, which is currently four bedrooms. You want to do a hiking trip with friends, join a yoga course, painting or meditation? Talk to us - we can arrange a full package!
The preservation of environment is a matter that is dear to us: we have installed photovoltaic panels, solar water heaters, and water-saving devices and thermal insulation. In doing so, we seek to offer maximum comfort to all who come to spend time with us. We appreciate everything you do to contribute to our effort, including avoiding unnecessary waste (windows open while the heating/cooling system is on, or run the air conditioning in your absence ...).
Some equipment may happen to break down or stop working during your stay. Let us know, so we can repair or replace as quickly as possible the items in question.
About the Host, Claudia
Allemande d'origine, je me suis installée en Tunisie il y a 20 ans, et à Sounine, dans mon "coin de paradis", il y a plus de 15 ans déjà. Bien que née dans une grande ville (Cologne), je ne me sens pas faite pour la vie citadine. J'aime le contacte avec la nature, marcher pieds nus, respirer l'air frais, laisser le regard glisser sur l'horizon, m'occuper du jardin ou bricoler, la céramique, la peinture... Mon mari et moi travaillons tous les deux comme interprètes et traducteurs, avec des rythmes de travail changeants et une partie du travail qui se fait à la maison.