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ZC 11

each has 1 bedroom, each sleeps 2

Africa is so close you feel you can almost touch it!

Three little self-catering holiday cottages for couples, they share pretty gardens and a view to die for, across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco ...

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Review Icon"It is a beautiful place to be and especialy the swimming pool, it really fits to the wonderful garden. There are lots of cool animals around here and can mostly see them at night. The vacation house is really comfortable and we like the windows and the roof. And with sunny days, it can´t get better. It is an amazing place to be."

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Review Icon"What a lovely place, one of the most beautiful we have ever been. We hope one day we can come back. "

Previous Guest (Sep 2014)

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Each cottage has one double bedroom.

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Shared swimming pool

12 m x 4 m, 0.50 - 1.80 m deep.

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In open countryside, 4 km from the village of Pelayo in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Cádiz).

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For each cottage, sharing the pool and gardens, from 670 € to 1,240 € per week.

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Twinkling Tangiers

The view from here, across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa is one of the most sensational in the whole of Spain.

It's three kilometres from the road, a long track, but when you arrive here it's more than worth that minor inconvenience. The view from here, across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa is one of the most sensational in the whole of Spain.

Africa is so close you feel that if you reached out you could almost touch it!

Ships pass through the Straits of Gibraltar, moving silently across your line of vision - which takes in a huge panoramic sweep of the Moroccan coast, the street lights of Ceuta and Tangiers twinkling clearly beneath the huge rocky crags of the Rif mountains.

It's a magical little corner of our world, quiet and attractive countryside all around, long-horned red Retinto cattle ambling contentedly between the trees, flocks of migrating birds circling overhead. The Rif Mountains on one side of the Straits, the Rock of Gibraltar equally prominent on the other.

The green hills of Tarifa

Forests of cork oak and wild olive, long-horned cattle ambling contentedly between the trees ... this is the backdrop to the stunning, panoramic views.

You are still in Europe yet just about as close as it's possible to be to Africa (it's just 14 kilometres away).

Set in the green hills of Tarifa, within the Alcornocales Natural Park, forests of cork oak, wild olive trees, creeping clematis and wild roses are the backdrop to this stunning, panoramic view across the sea to Morocco’s wild coastline.

Nothing will disturb your idle revelry except, perhaps, some birdsong, a fox barking in the distance or the ships' horns blowing as they sail along the Straits on their way to the open ocean.

For those seeking a little more action, there are plenty of countryside pursuits to be enjoyed, walking, birdwatching and horse riding - as well as the more obvious beach and seaside pursuits.

Perfect for couples

All three cottages have just one bedroom and children are not accepted here, making it a perfect retreat for couples.

The whole property comprises the owner's house, a small rental cottage alongside and, just below, two more, adjoining rental cottages.

All three cottages have just one bedroom and children are not accepted here, so it really is a perfect retreat for couples.


ZC11(1) Casa Luna and ZC11(2) Casa Sol

These two adjoining cottages look out over the lawn and flower gardens to the swimming pool and beyond, of course, to that magnificent vista.

Each has it's own shaded terrace area at the side planted with mature shrubs. Wisteria clambers attractively over the terrace pergola.

Decoration and furnishings are simple but cheerful. All on one floor and quite compact, each has a living room with lots of big windows looking out to the view, a little kitchen corner at one end. The double bedroom and bathroom to the rear. They are equipped with satellite TV, radio-CD players and heating.

Pretty gardens

The country gardens and extensive lawn sweep down to the infinity swimming pool ... and that magical view across the sea.

ZC11(3) Trasmontana

This is the most recent of the three, built above "Luna" and "Sol". It is more spacious, attractively fitted out and finished.

There is no special view to speak of from inside the cottage but exterior steps go up to a little roof terrace, a marvellous place to sit and survey Africa, the sea and the passing ships heading both to Morocco and out into the vast ocean.

Light pours into the stone-floored living room, which is partly wood-panelled. Wood has also been effectively used in furnishing the decent-sized kitchen alongside.

The sitting area is divided off from the bedroom (with en-suite bathroom) by a glass-paned wall of checkered opaque and transparent design.

Guests staying here also share the gardens and pool with guests at "Casa Luna" and "Casa Sol".

Where Europe and Africa meet

Here you look out to a panoramic sweep of the Moroccan coast beneath the huge rocky crags of the Rif mountains. You feel you can almost touch it.

Beyond the cottages, the pretty country gardens and extensive lawn sweep down to the infinity swimming pool (shared by all guests) and that indescribable view across the sea.

At some time during your stay you will surely be tempted to walk past the pool and carry on down the slopes below the property (it's a two kilometre path, a bit tricky in places) to the small, rocky but picturesque bay where you can swim or fish, or just carry on marvelling at the view of Africa.

There's lots to do and see close at hand: Tarifa (20 minutes from here) is the surfing capital of the South Atlantic and lots of fun. Immediately beyond are the long stretches of white sandy Atlantic beaches on the Costa de la Luz, there's Gibraltar 'around the corner', the white villages of inland Cádiz to explore, windsurfing, golf, riding et al.

And there's always the option of a day trip to Morocco … fast ferries leave regularly from both Algeciras and Tarifa, it's a wonderful trip (especially the longer, three hour trip from Algeciras to Tangier), the ships often accompanied through the Straits by dolphins and even whales. For those in a hurry, the fast ferry from Tarifa takes just 35 minutes. When you step ashore, you will certainly know that you are in a different world ...

Or you can stay right here - at the base of the Pillars of Hercules, the meeting points of Europe and Africa, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea - watching the ships passing silently across the deep blue sea, the massive peaks of the Atlas Mountains rising up dramatically beyond.

Where one continent ends and another begins ... there are worse places in the world to re-charge your batteries!

Villa Details

The Villas in Detail

All the facts and features about these villas


ZC11(1) Casa Luna (sleeps 2)

  • Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen
  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom (shower over small bath tub)
  • Terrace (with furniture)

ZC11(2) Casa Sol (sleeps 2)

  • Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen
  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom (shower only)
  • Terrace (with furniture)

ZC11(3) Trasmontana (sleeps 2)

  • Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen
  • 1 bedroom (beds pushed together) with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Roof terrace (with furniture)



  • Local TV only
  • CD / Radio
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own device)


  • Central Heating
  • Portable and Ceiling Fans
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)


  • Casas Luna and Sol have small electric ovens and 2 ring electric hobs
  • Trasmontana doesn't have an oven. It has a microwave / grill and 4 ring electric hob
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Terrace dining furniture
  • Barbecue

Shared Facilities

  • Laundry Room with washing machine, iron & board)
  • Filtered swimming pool (12 m x 4 m, 0.50 - 1.80 m deep)
  • Pergola
  • Sunbeds, hammock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Gardens
  • Parking



Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from mid April to September, inclusive)

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday in high season, but can be flexible outside of high season.


This is a property for couples so, sorry, no children

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Prices and Seasons

ZC 11 (1, 2 or 3)

2023 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 1st April 1,040 € 2,080 €
1st April to 17th April 1,410 € 2,820 €
17th April to 31st May 1,040 € 2,080 €
1st June to 31st June 1,410 € 2,080 €
1st July to 31st August 1,930 € 3,860 €
1st September to 30th September 1,410 € 2,820 €
1st October to 31st December 1,040 € 2,080 €

ZC 11 (1, 2 or 3)

2024 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---


The three cottages are all priced the same.

Security Deposit

A 250 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 4 km from Pelayo (bars, restaurants) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Cádiz)


In open countryside (accessed by a 3 km track), 4 km from Pelayo (bars, restaurants); 20 mins from Algerciras (all facilities); 20 mins from Tarifa (all facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Cádiz).

Costa de la Luz beaches 25 mins.

Gibraltar 45 mins; Véjer de la Frontera 1 hr.

Jerez 1½ hrs; Cádiz 1¾ hrs; Sanlúcar de Barrameda 2 hrs.

Marbella 1¼ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Ronda 1¾ hrs.

Sevilla 2¼ hrs; Granada 3 hrs; Córdoba 3¼ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 45 mins; Jerez 1½ hrs; Malaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2¼ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.


  • From here you are superbly placed to head for the wonderful Atlantic coast on the Costa de la Luz, just 20 minutes away with beaches to choose from in every direction. The beaches are simply fantastic; a mix of long, sandy stretches and secluded, rocky coves - and there's mile upon mile upon mile of them, down the coast to Tarifa and north as far as the Portuguese border.
  • There is sun and sand galore, but there are also cliffs and coves, salt mashes, swamps and estuaries. It’s a region which includes the amazing wetlands of the Parque Nacional de Doñana, as well as two of only three towns who are allowed to call their wine “sherry”, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa María (the other one is Jerez). Inland you will find wild sierras, fertile countryside, pastures of fighting bulls, world renowned vineyards and hidden villages where time passes slowly by.
  • Tarifa, on the southernmost point of Spain looks directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco. Africa is so close you feel that you can almost touch it! Tarifa has a small-town, friendly atmosphere and a buzzing night time social scene, popular with the windsurfers and kitesurfers who come here from all over the world.
  • For birdwatchers it is a jewel, being on the main migration route between the two continents. If that's not your thing, maybe a bit of whale and dolphin watching instead?
  • A taste of Morocco perhaps? You can whiz across on the high speed catamaran from Tarifa (35 minutes) or by ferry from Algeciras. So you can be exploring the local souks in just a few hours! Fascinating and colourful, it really is a different world.
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and fish & chips, is less than an hour away. In the opposite direction, also an hour away is the small fortress town of Véjer de la Frontera, which rises up almost 200 metres above sea level and offers panoramic views for miles around.
  • A dazzle of sugar-cube houses high on its dramatic ridge, this is the crown jewel of Spain's pueblos blancos, the whitest of all of Andalucía's white villages! There's lots of history and lots of pretty, flower filled courtyards and small plazas too. But it's not just a museum piece, there's a lively, fun atmosphere and some excellent boutique hotels, bars and restaurants.
  • Cádiz (1¾ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Sevilla takes 2¼ hours. It is impossible not to be captivated by its exuberant atmosphere: stylish, confident, ancient and proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving. If you don't know what alegría means, Sevilla is the place to learn!
  • One of Europe's most important wetland reserves and bird sanctuaries, the Doñana National Park, is a popular attraction for nature lovers (a one hour drive beyond Sevilla). Its enormous variety of bird species include everything from flamingos to imperial eagles.
  • Lovely old Ronda, and the delightful little pueblos around and about - Gaucín, Casares, Genalguacil - in the majestic mountain scenery of the Serranía de Ronda are less than a couple of hours drive away.
  • Then there's Portugal, a different world away, yet only a three hour trip from here. It's enchanting, beguiling and so, so different from Spain.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both a little further, just over 3 hours drive.


  • There's the wonderful natural beauty of the Alcornocales National Park for great walking. You can loose yourselves in a marvellous world of forests, moors and lakes here. A bird watchers paradise too, no doubt you will be accompanied by ravens, golden orioles or huge buzzards soaring high overhead.
  • There are excellent golf courses nearby, fabulous bird watching, hiking and biking in the forests. Gallop on horseback, windsurf or just sunbathe and swim on the endless, white beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
  • On the coast there’s every beach pursuit imaginable, from sailing and windsurfing, diving and snorkelling to whale and dolphin watching.

The Area

Costa de la Luz

Spain's south Atlantic coast, mile upon mile of awesome sandy beaches and sparkling light, as memorable as any in Southern Europe …
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