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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.



Visitors Books
Villa Las Mariposas:

9 Consecutive sunny days in March! 20-22 degrees C most days. Villa good with SKY and WIFI. Mandy very helpful.
Basil, Anne, Mark and Anne from Leicester.

Had a fantastic two months, Las Mariposas has been a real home from home. Thank you!
Tom and Tamar from Staffordshire

Very lovely villa and very friendly we will certainly come back. Stephen

Thank you for a pleasant stay. You're a really helpful hostess. Thank you!
Magnus, Kristin, Magnhild, Geir and Ingrid

Bestest ever holiday EVER!!! We'll be back!
Johannes and Carmen

Had a lovely holiday, see you next year!
The Willis Family

muy bien chalet y piscina. Gracias para todo!
Miguel (and 5 guests) Madrid

As good as if not better than last year. Thank you we will be back again.
Nick, Jill, Rebecca and Sam

Fantastic holiday and great facilities and extras for the baby!
Paula, Stuart and Will Stobie

Baranyi Valeng (and 5 guests) from Hungary
Comment in Hungarian but 6 doctors and surgeons left with smiles....

Had a lovely stay, excellent villa very clean. People were all friendly and very helpful. We will be back, Thank you.
Mel and Martin

Very interesting part of Spain. Your info packs and maps were ideal. The facilities offered at your villa were excellent for three generations of family. Great facilities for the children.
Lesley, Carlos, Sofia, Santiago, Beth and John Fraser, Scotland and Spain

Great villa and location, fantastic area so much to see and do, the La Barrosa beach is the nicest in the area, we could be back very soon. Thank you.
Sandra, Steven, Clara and Jomas, Sheffield, UK

A very nice villa, very well fitted and maintained. Very ideal to visit region around following very insightful advice from Mandy. Thank you.
Fiona and Paul, Brussels, Belgium.

Mandy, Thank you so much LOVED the pool, you are great. Bye!
I like so much the pool - Maddie
I've enjoyed the pool because I swam a length and lernt how to dive and do butterfly. The waves at the beach were very big I went on a boogie board and watched lots of DVD's and videos they were wicked! - Luke

Fantastic holiday - lovely villa with an amazing pool and great facilities. Mandy has been a great host and made us feel very welcome.....hope to be back next year.
Mark, Georgie and family.

Muchas gracias, han sido muy amables y simpaticos.
Juan y Elisa.

Another fab time here at 'Casa Mariposas'. Very comfy! The kids loved the diving board. ONLY thing its too hot....... and raining in England....ha ha.... See you soon .
The Willis family.

Had a lovely Winter break, very interesting area, great restaurants, good Casa, smiling landlady AND Winter sunshine! Best restaurant - La vista de medina where you get stunning views and great food...A MUST!
Jones family.

Nous avons passe un agreable sejour dans Las Mariposas. La region de Cadix est jolie et nous avons decouvert de tres jolis villages, Arcos, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Ubrique. Les enfants out aime la piscine et la plage - La Barrosa.
Facq family, France

One of our best holidays. The villa was perfect and Mandy couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable! Thank you!

One of my best holidays! The weather was perfect and so was the pool. The villa was perfect with comfortable furniture. I loved staying here with the beach so close and with such a friendly host! Happy Birthday for Friday Mandy and Thank you!!
Ellie, The Bisland family.

17/06/11 - 24/06/11
Had a wonderful time, Lovely villa. Thanks Mandy.
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Best holiday with the kids. We all had a great time. The villa was lovely and in a great location and we will tell all our friends back home all about it! Thanks.
David, The Foley family.

A lovely villa and pool made a fab holiday with the two kids. Thank you Mandy.
The Anselm family.

Nice villa, loved the pool. Had fun with the inflatables, beaches were great. Thanks Mandy.
Darren, Sue and family

We arrived as two very stressed, worn out people, but after two weeks of fantastic weather and the comfort of 'Las Mariposas' return rested and relaxed. Will definitely be back, the villa is a real home from home! Wonderfully equipped, pool fantastic - all this and Corrie!!!!

April 2012
Thanks very much for everything it's been a great stay. Mario thanks for your directions and tourism suggestions. Mandy - sorry we missed you see you next time!!!
John and Emily Ottowa, Canada.

Villa El Delfin:

A beautifully clean airy villa. Very enjoyable stay. No hesitation in recommending you to our friends.
Mary Coles

Mandy, Thanks for a wonderful stay in your villa.
Rob and Rosemary, Exeter

A beautiful pool and villa. Many thanks for your help.
Paul and Tom, Birmingham

Wonderful location, everything needed in a villa and a fab pool.
Bev and Fran

Lo hemos pasado realmente bien en la villa. Muchas gracias por todo. Suerte!!
Karen and Jose

We had the most peaceful holiday in your wonderful villa. The beaches are fabulous and the pool superb!! We will be back in 2009 to see you again.
Jo and Brian, Romney, Kent

Siemo steti motto bene nella casa.
Carlo and Omet Genneto, Milan, Italy

Una casa con lo necesario para poder unos dias estupendos conociendo todo la costa de la luz. Se agradece especialmente esa bonita piscina tras un dia de playa.
Isabel and Pablo

Grazie di tutto!!!
Pietro Baci, Venezia, Italy

Villa was then rented out long term for 18 months.
Villa was completely renovated, redecorated with a new kitchen and new furniture.

Thanks for being so hospitable, a lovely villa and a great relaxing holiday.
Naomi and Cyril

Very relaxing. We can recommend the camera obscura at Torre Tavira in Cadiz, the Tio Pepe tour (large samples at the end), restaurants in Vejer and Conil. Also we went to Gibraltar - but not sure it was worth the effort (full of English pubs!). The food at the Venta Florentina is also excellent.
Fiona and Adrian

Unas vacaciones geniales. Gracias Mandy
Maria and Alfonso, Madrid, Spain

Muchas Gracias por esas vacaciones maravillosa un sitio muy bonito y muy tranquilo. Gracias Mandy
Merci pour cette semaine de vacances, tres bon accueil. Des notre arrivee, un endroit sympathique a visiter, du soleil, et la calme. Merci Mandy
Manuel and Nicole

Muchas Gracias Mandy. Ha sido una semana fantastica descubriendo la costa de la luz. Al llegar a casa se agradece poder darse un bano en la piscina y estar tranquilos. El apartamento esta muy bien, con todo lo necesario. Muchas gracias.
Maria and Kepa, Bilbao, Spain

Really peaceful, great little place for two people and a great base for exploring the area. Thanks Mandyyou are a lovely host!
Jane and Colin, London

Thanks for a great stay, a quiet place, strategic to see all good from Andalusia, Thanks again
Monika and Vincent

Thanks for a great holiday. Very comfortable.
Margaret and Steve Whale, Southampton

Villa Norfolk Joy:
New villa available from June 2012

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.