Rural eco-studio, near town & beach

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Joanna & Chris

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Studio Gaia is tucked away in the countryside between lovely historic Vejer (10 min) & the wide unspoiled beaches of the Costa de la Luz (15 min).It offers a peaceful retreat after a day at beach or a night on the town, plus great distant sea views.

The space
Studio Gaia is a small, independent apartment in the countryside which forms part of a beautiful ecological house (where the hosts Chris and Jo live). It is replete with loving details: wooden ceilings, terracotta tiles, stone walls, natural render, a small covered patio with a sea view and large patio area in full sun… the studio is flooded with soft amber light on long summer afternoons and is a fantastic place to relax after a walk in the nearby natural park or a day at the beach.
Location(URL HIDDEN)1.5km from the small village of San Ambrosio with its two bars and the Natural Park “La Breña” behind(URL HIDDEN) 5 km from the pueblo blanco Vejer de la Frontera, and a little further from the unspoilt beaches of the Costa de la Luz for example Zahora and Los Caños de Meca.(URL HIDDEN)The studio is reached on local, graded roads. On clear nights on the drive from Vejer to the studio you can see the lights of Morocco in the distance!
We provide: Wireless internet, walking maps of the area, local jogging routes, sheets, beach and shower towels, toilet roll, salt, pepper, vinegar.
The Studio is completely independent of mains: electricity is supplied by solar panels, and water is from a well. It stands in an acre of grounds, some planted as permaculture vegetable and flower gardens, and a large part is reforested with carob, wild olive, acacia etc. On clear nights one can see the Milky Way!!
Jo and Chris (your hosts) are warm and friendly and offer a ready welcome. After more than 20 years living in the area, they have detailed knowledge of the area that they are always happy to share. They'll talk about permaculture, solar energy, places to visit and sustainability to anyone who expresses an interest too!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Crib
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Vejer de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

Our house is located in a beautiful valley with fields planted to crops such as wheat and sunflowers. To the south we are bordered by wild olives, to the north by grazing land for the local long-horn cattle breed - the Andalusian Retinto. To the west you will find our nearest neighbour, 50m away, and to the east more neighbours. The locals are a happy mix of farmers who have been here for generations and incomers with alternative backgrounds from other parts of Spain and Europe.
Our home is surrounded by flower, vegetable and herb gardens, all developing slowly but beautifully. Much of our land is in the process of being reforested. In spring, autumn and winter you can expect everything to be a vibrant green, with plenty of visiting birds (we are on one of the main migratory routes between Europe and Africa). Summer is a different story - very dry, but great beaches nearby and fantastic nightlife near the coast and in the towns. Spring especially offers an abundance of flowers.
Everyone in this valley relies on solar and wind power, which makes this an ideal spot for star gazing - the Milky Way is often visible spread across the sky, and there can be few better things to do on a summer night than lounge back with a glass of wine and watch for shooting stars...
If you are someone who likes to hear the call of an owl on the roof, if you love to fall asleep accompanied by the song of the nightingale in spring and summer, if you enjoy the singing of frogs after a shower of rain, then this is the place for you.

Hosted by Joanna & Chris

  1. Joined in April 2012
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I believe we make the world a better place by making every encounter respectful, friendly, and with a touch of humour.

I think sustainability can only be achieved by integrating all areas of human culture - the environment and economics, yes, but also personal development, local and international solidarity, arts and culture and having fun! We are working to build a holistic permaculture design on our land, and to build a local community of permaculture practitioners in the area.

I love the Earth, see humans as just a small part of the community of living beings, albeit one of my favourite parts. I am always curious about the Great Mystery, the Infinte. I especially love this part of Spain.

I am curious about so many things, and I will devour any book you leave behind! (Though in these days of the Kindle and Ipad I guess that won't be happening so often...)

I look forward to meeting you.
I believe we make the world a better place by making every encounter respectful, friendly, and with a touch of humour.

I think sustainability can only be achieved by…

During your stay

We will be on hand next door to help with any questions, but we are happy to leave you in peace if you prefer! We have several cats, but they don't come inside the house or studio.

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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