Tower with sea´s views, ZAHORA

Loft - Entire home/apt · A, Barbate, Andalusia 11159, Spain

CASARA is peace and quiet, a place to feel the pleasures and emotions of nature and life.
Casara is set in an area of 2300 squared meters
Entrance to Casara down a plam-lined track, 500m
Exclusive access to the Zahora beach down a footpath, 50m.

The Space

Beautiful houses on the beach in southern Spain for short term rentals

Casara is a set of 5 charming small rural cottages in a coastal setting with exclusive footpath to Zahora beach.

CASARA is peace and quiet, a place to feel the pleasures and emotions of nature and life.
CASARA is located in an idyllic enclave with views of the majestic deep blue Atlantic ocean and  the Cape Trafalgar lighthouse, where in 1805 Nelson and the British navy defeated the combined Spanish and French fleets changing the course of history in the Napoleonic Wars.

Tower with sea´s views (3 levels, aprox. 60m2) : double bed, sofa-bed, bathroom with bath ,hairdryer.

Kitchen, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, juicer, mixer, washing machine, iron, alarm clock, no TV.

Bed linen and towels.

Sea and sunset views from the second floor.

Exteriors: Two sun loungers and a gardening furniture set, porch, dining area, barbecue,
parking.

Recommended for one person or a couple.

The sound of the surf, whispering wind moving shimmering leaves, the scent of wild flowers and herbs stimulated all your senses on arrival. What good therapy for stress, sit here and just take it all in and your troubles will just float away in this perfect location. The 5 holiday homes are set in a new african-mediterranean style building that nestles in pastures between mature trees only 50 metres from the beach. You have private access to the beach via a short track that passes beautiful horses and the odd chicken and turkey. The Beach is wide and sandy with a few rock pool areas to explore and washed clean twice a day by a pristine deep blue Atlantic ocean. This definitely is a piece of secret Spain.

Zahora Beach - 3000 metres long and 40 metres wide – is in the Cape of Trafalgar (next to the Caños de Meca). The beach, with its fine sand and ideal wind conditions, is perfect for Windsurfing, Sailing and, occasionally, Surf and Bodyboard. The beach starts in the area of Mangueta where, in the middle of the last century, the old Civil Guards Headquarters used to be located (the building has since been knocked down) and it comes to an end at the famous Trafalgar Lighthouse.

Besides the wonderful sunsets, the most spectacular aspect of this beach is the huge reef that appears at low tide, together with the formation of an enormous lagoon with shallow water, where the youngest members of the family can enjoy bathing in complete safety. Fishing is also very popular on this beach, especially on the reef mentioned above.

Without doubt, Zahora is an ideal place to spend a holiday, whether as a family, with a partner, or unaccompanied. The area offers all essential services, thus ensuring nobody is in need of anything. The beauty of Zahora can be appreciated from all angles. A leisurely stroll at dusk, the breathtaking sunset, a restful siesta and the abundance of nature make Zahara a perfect place to spend some unforgettable days. Quality of life in abundance.

Zahora is the perfect base for discovering the charms of the province of Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz. Located in the centre of the coast of Cádiz, there are nearby destinations of great interest that are barely an hour’s drive away; such as Tarifa, Vejer, Conil or Zahara de los Atunes...

Location: for those who want get away from the hustle and bustle of the big resorts. You may be tempted to stock up with food, hide your car keys and spend all your time relaxing within the environs of your holiday home, however there is so much to do and see. You can be in the heart of old Cadiz in 40 min or sitting in a bar on top of the world in one of the famous 'Pueblos Blancos' white hill towns, sipping the famous local sherries. There are three in close proximity, Medina Sidonia, famous for the Duke of Medina who led the Armada against England. Arcos de la Frontera, where they make tasty sweets and cakes. Vejer, where you can see the Atlas mountains of Africa across the sea.

Activities: If you ever get tired of sight seeing you can enjoy activities like golf, sailing, surfing, fishing and horse riding to name just a few of the pursuits open to those of an energetic nature. Of course whilst you decide how to spend your days, you can have a dip in the sea, followed up by a barbecue using the traditional stone charcoal oven, and sip your cool sangria under a shaded area and perhaps that this is all you want to do.

CASARA is 5 minutes from the Natural Park of Acantilado and Pinar de Barbate. It is an authentic, ecological treasure of the area. It is a forest that was created artificially at the end of the 19th century after carrying out a reforestation process, in order to preserve the dry, sandy earth.

However, the park is not just a forest; it also boasts a coast line of considerable natural and scenic value and majestic cliffs, up to 100 metres high, which provide shelter to a great representation of Mediterranean avifauna. The Natural Park of Acantilado and Pinar de Barbate is not too big to explore and it is possible to plans all types of excursions: on foot, by bike or on horse.

Visitors cannot miss making a trip to the Torre de Meca, situated to the west of the park. The watchtower, 170 metres high, stands on the summit of the mountain with the same name. The tower can be reached by following the old Barbate road (that circles the mountain before joining the current local road which runs from Caños to Barbate) and taking a right-turn at the summit.

Another option is to continue on as far as the Torre del Tajo. There are two ways to reach the tower: either by road, turning right at a signposted turning before reaching Barbate, or from Los Caños, by walking through the pine forest, going along the edge of the cliffs up to the tower. The area of the Tajo is especially interesting. Fences have been placed on the cliffs and from this height visitors are offered the opportunity to contemplate the wonderful view: the vastness of the sea, the reefs under the cliffs, the coast of Barbate and Zahara and, on clear days, it is possible to make out the coast of northern Africa, from Tangier to Yebel Musa.

Cádiz is the province with the highest number of protected areas in the whole of Andalusia. Birds are the most characteristic animals in the province, since it is on the path of the great migrations towards Africa. Many of the species are in danger of extinction and the natural parks allow the birds to reproduce in an ideal environment.

The Neighborhood

Zahora Beach - 3000 metres long and 40 metres wide – is in the Cape of Trafalgar (next to the Caños de Meca). The beach, with its fine sand starts in the area of Mangueta where, in the middle of the last century, the old Civil Guards Headquarters used to be located (the building has since been knocked down) and it comes to an end at the famous Trafalgar Lighthouse. Besides the wonderful sunsets, the most spectacular aspect of this beach is the huge reef that appears at low tide, together with the formation of an enormous lagoon with shallow water, where the youngest members of the family can enjoy bathing in complete safety.
Without doubt, Zahora is an ideal place to spend a holiday, whether as a family, with a partner, or unaccompanied. The area offers all essential services, thus ensuring nobody is in need of anything. The beauty of Zahora can be appreciated from all angles. A leisurely stroll at dusk, the breathtaking sunset, a restful siesta and the abundance of nature make Zahara a perfect place to spend some unforgettable days. Quality of life in abundance.
Zahora is the perfect base for discovering the charms of the province of Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz. Located in the centre of the coast of Cádiz, there are nearby destinations of great interest that are barely an hour’s drive away; such as Barbate, Vejer, Conil, Tarifa, or Zahara de los Atunes...
TREKKING, NATURAL PARK OF LA BREÑA.
The Natural Park of Acantilado and Pinar de Barbate is an authentic, ecological treasure of the area. It is a forest that was created artificially at the end of the 19th century after carrying out a reforestation process, in order to preserve the dry, sandy earth.
However, the park is not just a forest; it also boasts a coast line of considerable natural and scenic value and majestic cliffs, up to 100 metres high, which provide shelter to a great representation of Mediterranean avifauna. The Natural Park of Acantilado and Pinar de Barbate is not too big to explore and it is possible to plans all types of excursions: on foot, by bike or on horse.
FACILITIES IN THE AREA:

Visitors cannot miss making a trip to the Torre de Meca, situated to the west of the park. The watchtower, 170 metres high, stands on the summit of the mountain with the same name. The tower can be reached by following the old Barbate road (that circles the mountain before joining the current local road which runs from Caños to Barbate) and taking a right-turn at the summit.
Another option is to continue on as far as the Torre del Tajo. There are two ways to reach the tower: either by road, turning right at a signposted turning before reaching Barbate, or from Los Caños, by walking through the pine forest, going along the edge of the cliffs up to the tower. The area of the Tajo is especially interesting. Fences have been placed on the cliffs and from this height visitors are offered the opportunity to contemplate the wonderful view: the vastness of the sea, the reefs under the cliffs, the coast of Barbate and Zahara and, on clear days, it is possible to make out the coast of northern Africa, from Tangier to Yebel Musa.
BIRD WATCHING.
Cádiz is the province with the highest number of protected areas in the whole of Andalusia. Birds are the most characteristic animals in the province, since it is on the path of the great migrations towards Africa. Many of the species are in danger of extinction and the natural parks allow the birds to reproduce in an ideal environment.
OTHER NEARBY ACTIVITIES:
• Surf,
• Kitesurfing
• Winsurfing
• Horseback riding trails
• Bicycle tours
• Scubadiving
• Dolphin and Whale Tours and Safaris
• Visit Gibraltar e Tanjer

Other Things to Note

Closer airports:
Jerez:91.7 km
Malaga:202 km
Gibraltar:93.9 km
Sevilla:176 km

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $488 /week
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 61 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2013
  • We stayed in Sara's house in April and it is amazing. Its quiet, relaxed and the apartments are clean, fully equiped and very nice looking. The beach is around the corner and we had amazing views over the ocean (and sunset) from our rooftop terrace. It is the place for people who want to get away from busy beaches and tourist towns. It is a great place to stay!

    April 2013
  • It was just a great week at Sara's place! Full Stop!

    Its really like only 30m to a gorgeous „private“ beach. The area is calm and beautiful as promised!
    I always only had friendly mails and good communication with the host.
    My only point of critic is that there was no washing powder or even salt in the house. Its no thing to buy salt for 10cent, which we did, but we didn't bought washing powder for the machine (these family boxes when you are there for just some days?!), which made the entire machine in its existents a little bit useless, even for “emergency” uses.
    The Wifi worked well. (not fiber style, but stable – you barely will need it, being always to “busy” enjoying sunsets at your private beach...)

    Would recommend it to anyone who looks for sun and a peaceful time in the very south of sun blessed Spain!

    April 2013
  • My husband and I had a great stay in the tower apartment. Well furnished, kitchen totally equiped... with a very nice garden. What we liked most is the proximity to the beach (few steps away from the apartment). Additionally, there are many charming small town to visit in the surrounding. Strongly recommended place!! Regards,

    April 2013
  • The Houses of Sarah are realy nice!!! we enjoyed our time!
    Unfortunatly we had some communication problems before we went there, there seems to be an missunderstanding with the prices and not all houses are suitable for children/ babys.
    anyway we liked the place a lot!

    March 2013
  • Fantástica estancia en Casara 2 en un entorno natural que ya casi no se encuentra en la costa española.
    La casa estaba totalmente equipada, limpia y muy cuidada.

    July 2013
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