Self Catering - Holiday Rental Villa



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Come and explore Andalucia (Costa de la Luz)

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Staying in a family run holiday villa

Take a holiday in real Spain.
Enjoy the Culture and Heritage
as well as beautiful beaches.




The Villa   Inside    

KITCHEN: There are many extras included in this kitchen – a home from home. An electric oven, gas hob, extractor, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer and separate freezer. Tea towels, cloths, dishwasher tablets, washig up liquid, soap etc.
A large dining table and chairs to have your meals, or play games etc. As well as a comprehensive range of kitchenware there are plastic tumblers and plates (for younger children) or if you wish to eat or take refreshments to the pool area.(Sorry for safety reasons no GLASS or CERAMIC ware by the Poolside).
A cool box and freezer blocks are all provided for your picnics at the beach or days out. An ironing board and iron are also provided.

LOUNGE: The Lounge has two large sofas providing ample comfortable seating for all. A low table and stools, a LCD flat screen TV,(providing English and Spanish TV), IPTV internet streaming, European Satellite TV, DVD Player, Video Player, CD/Radio/MP3 player. There are many books for adults and children, many videos for the children and lots of games including scrabble, chess, backgammon, word games, cards, cribbage etc for those siesta afternoons in the cool.
FREE WIFI. There is air conditioning (hot and cold) in the open plan lounge, and two of the bedrooms for chillier evenings (non-summer) there is even a log burning fire.

FAMILY EQUIPMENT: The Villa has many luxury extras provided as standard.
There are also 2 Cots, 2 Highchairs, a Rocker Chair, Baby Walker, 2 Baby Buggies with Parasol (umbrella style fold-up of high quality), Changing Table. Beach chairs/toys/floaties/buckets & spades (stored in cupboard in swimming pool area).
Many games, books, videos, dvd's and for smaller children a whole Toybox filled with toys.

BEDROOM ONE: This bedroom has a double bed, dressing table & mirror, chests of drawers, large double wardrobe and racks, bedside cabinets with lights which leads to an en-suite bathroom which has a shower, basin and toilet. There are mosquito blinds and shutters fitted to the windows. Air conditioning (hot and cold) and Fan provided.

BEDROOM TWO: This bedroom has two single beds. Large double wardrobe,(toy box and parasols for beach), mosquito blinds and shutters fitted to the window. Fan provided.

BEDROOM THREE: A second double bed, space for cot when needed, double wardrobe with chest of drawers. Again, mosquito blinds and shutters are fitted to the window. Air conditioning (hot and cold).

MAIN BATHROOM: There is a full size bath with a shower over, with double shower curtains. A basin and toilet all in white with mirror, lights and shaver point. For chillier mornings/evenings there is an electric bathroom heater. A hairdryer is provided for your use.

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The Villa   Outside    
      Villa Las Mariposas is set back from the road, down a tarmac lane about 600m walk from the nearest Bar/Restaurant the 'Venta Florentina'.There is a large gate leading into the villa grounds, safe parking for the car. New Marquee on tiled terrace offers shade for the table and chairs.
All the windows are fitted with mosquito blinds and shutters.
A large outside table and chairs (seats up to 6). Two garden benches.
The garden has 2 sunloungers, if you don’t wish to sit by the pool, to relax and chill and read that novel. Smaller children are safe in the grounds of the villa as there is a tall lockable gate that leads to the pool and terrace area. Free WIFI.
For that al-fresco dining there is a BBQ for you to try the wonderful fish or meat from the market in Chiclana or Cadiz.
There are also many buckets, spades, toys, parasol and fold up chairs for the beach.
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The Swimming   Pool    


The swimming pool is as safe as can be for your little ones.  Access to the pool and terrace area is via a lockable gate from Villa Las Mariposas.

The pool is fully tiled and approximately 8m x 4m with plenty of space for swimming and enjoying a cooling dip in the summer months.   The deep end of the pool is 2.6m with a diving board.  There are built in steps at one end and also an outside shower.

The pool is set in a tiled (non-slip) terrace and offers privacy as it has walls on three sides.  This makes it a  regular sun trap and protected from the wind.

The pool/terrace area has many sunbeds and chairs.  There are two sets of tables and chairs for your use and extra tables and chairs are provided under the shady porch area. 

The porch area has outside safety plugs so you can use your laptops and mobile phones!

Non-breakable safety plates and cups/glasses are all provided for your snacks and drinks to be taken at poolside.

The pool also has lights, which are on a timer and there are also wall lights around the terrace and pool. There are secondary lights for the table and chairs in the porch area of the pool.

Swimming is allowed up to midnight then the lights automatically switch off.

Floatie aids, swim rings and armbands are all provided for the children to use free of charge. There are also buckets and spades, toys, chairs etc for the beach and pool in the storage cupboard.

WIFI is freely available around the pool/terrace area.

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A Central Location

My self catering holiday villa is centrally located for visiting the Costa de la Luz part of Andalucia in Spain.
Booking a self-catering holiday rental villa, here in the Costa de la Luz, through , means you can please yourself and have your holiday just the way you want it, by the pool, beach side, city or countryside. Some guests like to spend much of their holiday on the beach. It doesn't get better than the Barrosa beach with all its facilities, especially for children. It is a sandy beach, not pebbles or shingle and has easy gentle sloping access to the sea. The sea is warm and clean. It is much much warmer than the Portuguese Algarve and a whole lot cleaner than the Mediterranean sea. There are several other beaches, Barbate, Cape Trafalgar, El Palmar, Conil, Roche some of which have secluded coves.

Beaches are not for everyone. This area abounds with Culture, History, Walking, Hiking, Riding, Water sports and Golf. The rental villa is centrally located for many daily trips out. The town of Jerez is 30 minutes drive. Take a tour of one of the famous Bodegas of Jerez and see how Sherry and Brandy are made. The town is rich with historic and artistic sites, one day is not enough!! Visit the Moorish Alcazar and gardens, the Clock museum, 15th century churches, the Flamenco museum etc.The performing horses of Jerez are a wonder to behold. For motor sports enthusiasts visit the famous race track. Formula 1 test their cars here and the Moto GP is normally the first one of the season. Check out their web site Jerez Circuit

The wonderful City of Cadiz, a short drive away, is a must to visit on your holiday in Andalucia, Costa de la Luz. The ancient city is approximately 3,000 years old. Cadiz is a very relaxed and easy-going city. People sit outside at the cafes all day long enjoying the cool sea breeze and warm sunshine, gazing up at the Moorish architecture. The old quarter is probably the most beautiful with the mansions of yesteryear merchants, towers, picturesque squares are awe inspiring. Visit a Roman Amphitheatre, admire the Moorish influences. Visit the grand Cathedral or the enormous Ficus trees in the parks and gardens with wild parrots. Shop in the main plaza/square, enjoy an ice cream or tapas in this beautiful area. Cadiz is so close to my holiday villa that many guests choose to spend more than one day visiting Cadiz.

Seville is known as the cultural city of Spain. It is about an hours drive. Or you can park (for free) at the local train station and for a moderate price let the train take you to the centre of Seville. Places to visit in Seville are the Cathedral and Giralda, the Tapas bars of Barrio Santa Cruz, the Alcazar, the Roman ruins of Italica at Santiponce, see the spectacular Plaza de Espana, take a river boat or horse and carriage trip. Take the children to Isla Magica Theme Park (Seville's Alton Towers) or visit one of the city's tablaos and experience a Flamenco Show.

There are some very good, cheap golf courses within easy reach of my Andalucian rental villa. Golfing is a very popular sport and many people have a golfing holiday here in the costa de la Luz Andalucia rather than the more expensive Costa del sol. Click on Useful Tourist Guide/ Golf to get more information.

For people who love nature- it is all here. The famous Donana Nature park with its pink flamingos is close by. The easiest way to explore this nature reserve from the Explorechiclana rental villas is to drive to Sanlucar de la Barrameda and catch a small foot-passenger ferry across the Guadalquivir river to the nature reserve.

Off road trails for walkers are abundant. They are the old Canadas (drover ways) which, in the past, the cattle drovers would bring their livestock to the port of Puerto de Santa Maria to provision the ships in the days of the Conquistadors. Bird watchers will see griffin vultures, storks, kestrels, buzzard, pink flamingos and many other species.