Self Catering - Holiday Rental Villas


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Come and explore Andalucia (Costa de la Luz)

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Staying in family run holiday villas

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



About ExploreChiclana

Hi, my name is Mandy Cornwell and I run ExploreChiclana.
I moved to the Chiclana area about 15 years ago when there was very little foreign tourism here. I love the people, the lifestyle, the wonderful food and the climate. Even today the area remains very Spanish, unlike parts of the Costa del Sol.

Over that period, I have acquired three adjacent modern villas which I rent out as self-catering private holiday villas. The holiday villas are children and pet friendly, a regular home from home and provide a wonderful way to explore the area and are the number one choice, allowing a refreshing freedom and flexibility. Being a personally run business, the villas are managed by myself and, as such, providing first class accommodation with a high standard of comfort and luxury and I take great pride in their cleanliness and appearance. Maintenance and painting inside and out are carried out each year and new linen is provided on a regular basis.

The cost of the holiday rentals is therefore able to be kept lower as, apart from the advertising on other websites there are no agents or 3rd parties to pay. A lot of the maintenance such as pool cleaning, gardening and the villa cleans on changeovers are undertaken and overseen by myself. I believe in dealing with all my clients on a personal basis and have the view that all guests have the right to a peaceful and relaxing stay and not to be disturbed.

Families with younger children (or babies) are well catered for especially in the villa 'Las Mariposas'. It has many extras as standard. There are books, games, DVD's Videos, toys, buckets and spades, armbands and rings for the pool, free WIFI, Cot and bedding (x 2 if needed), 3 x highchairs, changing table, baby rocker chair, baby walker etc, cool boxes and freezer blocks for picnics, beach chairs and parasols at NO EXTRA CHARGE.

I try to be as helpful as I can by not only putting a lot of helpful tourist information, maps and suggestions of where to see and what to do in the villas but try to be on hand to deal with any questions that my guests may have such as the nearest value for money supermarket, restaurants for special occasions etc. I also can offer a babysitting service, as I was a qualified childminder back in the UK and also a mother to three wonderful grown-up children and a grandmother of one, of my own.

It is very important to me that all my guests spend a very enjoyable holiday in my holiday rental villas.. After all, if they do then they are more likely to come back here again and also recommend ExploreChiclana to their friends and family..

A Central Location

My self catering holiday villas are 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 villas are 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 villas 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 villas. 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.