About This Listing
Casa Facinas is situated on the edge of the pretty and peaceful village of Facinas, 17km from Tarifa on the edge of the Los Alcornocales Natural Park. The beautiful unspoilt beaches of Bolonia and Punta Paloma as well as the famous windsurf and kitesurf centres of Valdevaqueros and Los Lances are all close by. The village has a number of fantastic restaurants as well as all the shops, banks and amenities needed for a relaxing holiday.
The house has recently been completely refurbished to a high standard using natural materials. The open plan living area is ideal for dining and lounging whilst upstairs the second bedroom opens out onto a spacious terrace with breathtaking views across La Janda plain to the distant towns of Benalup and Medina Sedonia. Perfect for barbecues and al fresco living.
Facinas is a wonderfully peaceful place and a perfect base from which to explore the area. The village itself boasts some of the best restaurants in the area and at weekends they are often overflowing with visitors from the neighbouring towns. There are fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling in the hills behind Facinas, with prehistoric cave paintings, forests and waterfalls to be discovered and explored.
Whilst being a quieter alternative to the busy nightlife centre of Tarifa, Facinas is also closer to the areas's most popular beaches. Nearest is the amazing beach at Bolonia where you can wander around the impressive Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia before dining on fish straight out of the sea! A little further south is the natural paradise of Punta Paloma followed by the stunning bay of Valdevaqueros and the long kitesurf mecca of Los Lances.
The nearest main town of Tarifa has something for everyone. Wander around the labyrinthine streets of the old town and shop in the many stylish boutiques, explore the medieval castle, eat in one of the myriad tapas bars and restaurants or dance the night away. Whale watching tours into the straits of Gibraltar leave daily and Morocco is only 35 minutes away by ferry; lunch in Tangier is a fun way to spend a day. For those that fancy a late night out, taxis run all night to get you back to Facinas.
Head northwest and you soon reach the stunning hilltop Moorish town of Vejer de la Frontera which has been declared a national monument. Overlooking the Las Breñas national park, the beaches of Los Caños de Meca and El Palmar, and Cape Trafalgar, it is a fantastic place to spend a day exploring the medieval old town with its tiny cobbled streets, tapas bars, shops and historic buildings including the original castle which in parts dates back to the 10th Century.
The beaches near Facinas are all unspoilt, clean and spacious even in the middle of summer. The area is famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing and it is easy to arrange lessons if necessary. Other activities that are offered locally include horse-riding, mountain biking, rock climbing and scuba diving. The nearest golf courses are at Montenmedio or Benalup, or, heading in the other direction, the many courses of the Costa del Sol start at Alcaidesa, all 45 minutes away.
Please bring a security deposit in cash of €200 or £150. This will be returned to you when you leave. Laundry will be done after you leave but please leave the house clean and tidy.
It was a real pleasure to stay at Andrew's fantastic place. Many windows light up the rooms beautifully and the terrace invites to watch the sunset. Since the house is placed at the edge of the small town no buildings are blocking the view over the landscape and the windmill park. The rooms are spacious and cosy, also the kitchen is perfectly equipped. Beaches and hiking opportunities are close.
We highly recommend spending some days at Andrew's house.
Mein Partner und ich haben die Zeit im Casa Facinas genossen. Das Apartment hat eine sehr gute Ausstattung und ist gemütlich eingerichtet. Die Dachterrasse bietet ein tollen Blick und die Küche lädt zum Kochen ein. Der Ort Facinas ist authentisch geblieben und wenig touristisch. Es empfiehlt sich ein Mietwagen für größere Einkäufe und Ausflüge zum Strand.
Andrew hat eine hilfreiche Info-Mappe zusammengestellt. Maria, die uns vor Ort betreut hat, war freundlich und ging auf unsere Wünsche ein.
Rundherum ein gelungener Aufenthalt. Muchas Gracias!
Casa Facinas is the best place to spend your Tarifa holiday! Everything is provided for a maximum holiday feeling! Beds are awesome, bathroom is perfect, roofterrace is great! We had the best holiday ever!
We loved andrews house very much and everything went really well. Luz ist very kind and helpful and was always there for us if we had any questions. The house is amazing with an increadible view, very clean and well equiped and has a great terrasse which we enjoyed every night. The rooms are very big and the view around incredible. It's close to all great beaches and to Tarifa. Thank you very much for the great time we spent at your home and we hope to come back soon to see the wales and dolphins again!!
Ein Haus mit geschmackvoller Einrichtung, richtig zum Wohlfühlen. Eine sehr freundliche vorort Betreung und die einfache und schnelle Kommunikation mit Andrew haben uns schon sofort ein gutes Gefühl vermittelt. Der geniale hammock chair ließ uns die Abendsonne in vollen Zügen genießen, während im Hintergrund der Kamin prasselte....sehr gerne wieder!
Amazing property. The house itself had absolutely everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils/dishes/cook ware/spices etc, the master bedroom has a king sized bed, the shower is excellent, the space upstairs is cozy and the view is fantastic. We enjoyed the fire place and hanging out in the super comfy leather hammock chair. Andrew was very quick to respond to our last minute request which we appreciated. We loved this place so much, we're going back!
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About the Host, Andrew
Hi, I'm Andrew. I divide my time between Spain and London where I work with polished plaster. I have owned the house since 2003 and have carried out all of the refurbishments myself.
I hope you have a wonderful stay in Facinas!