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Casa Pace a home from home in Arcos de la Frontera

Overview

Just 25 minutes from Jerez Airport you can walk the cobbled streets of another century.Renting here is ideal for a week or a weekend. Situated in the historic old quarter of this hilltop town, the house faces the lake and has a panoramic view of the valley floor. A traditional village house it is comfortably furnished with an open plan layout of living room, dining room new kitchen and terrace on the main floor, and newly furnished double bedroom with shower and a twin bedroom and bathroom downstairs off a central terrace. You can enjoy your meals on the kitchen terrace, and you are guaranteed a table with a view as you are 200 meters above the valley floor with the fields and olive groves spread out below. Straight in front of you is the Lago de Arcos with the Guadelete river running down from between the distant sierras.


The TOWN
The old town centre sits at the highest point of the cliff, with streets of white-washed homes cascading down the ridge line. What attracted us to Arcos is that it is a thriving Andalusian community, the people are friendly, the siesta still exists and the pace of life is as slow and relaxing as you want it to be. As you stroll along, enjoy the breeze that is naturally filtered through the narrow streets some of which are only 2 meters wide. Visit the three ancient churches and explore the architecture that harks back to the Arab occupation in the Middle Ages. There is a fully equipped kitchen at the house but of course the town is bursting with restaurants and friendly bars so if you desire, rather than make a meal yourself you can choose from a number of different types of restaurants, and different price ranges, many Spanish have breakfast in the bars on the way to work so any meal can be bought out if you wish. Try and sample the local wine it is very good.

The AREA
I'm sure there will be a long list of cities in Andalusia that you will want to see and all can be easily reached, Jerez, Cadiz, Ronda, Seville and Gibralter, Arcos is ideally situated to be your base for exploring all that Cadiz province has to offer. The other Pueblos Blancos (White Villages) are within easy reach as are the spectacular National Parks at Sierra Grazalema, Coto Donaña and Alcornocales.

The POOL is 5 minutes from the house.
By the lake there is a hotel with a great pool which can be accessed by the public for about 4 euros per person you can spend the entire day here have lunch and even wait for the BBQ to begin in the evening]

GOLF
There are 2 International Golf Courses within 15 minutes drive of our house Montecastillo Resort Arcos, an 18 hole par 72 Parkland course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It was host to the Volvo Masters for 5 consecutive years from 1997 to 2001.
There is also the newer Arcos Gardens designed by Landmark, creators of PGA West, Palm Beach Polo and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Arcos Gardens Golf Course has been developed as a challenge to professionals, whilst providing an enjoyable experience for amateurs. They are the chosen golf course and golf resort in Andalucia for both the Swedish Golf Federation and the English Golf Union for their winter training facility

Arcos Gardens Championship golf course. http://www.arcosgardens.com/site/golf.html
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MOTO GP
The Spanish Moto GP is held just 10 minutes away at the Circuito de Jerez

JEREZ 15 minutes drive
Horses, Sherry and Flamenco are at the heart of the culture of this area and so a short drive brings you to Jerez de la Frontera, the centre of the Sherry producing region, daily tours can be had of the many bodegas. Where you can follow the process of how sherry is made and of course sample the result.

Also very well worth a visit is the "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" at the world renowned Royal Andalusian School Of Equestrian Art. We recently went with my sisters family to see this show and it is a fantastic day out. You get a tour of the stables and facilities a chance to meet the horses and then there is a beautiful display of diffferent riding styles and horse abilities, I wont spoil the finale but it is wonderful and very moving.

CADIZ 30 minutes drive
Only thirty minutes away the beaches of Cadiz and the whole area of the Costa de la Luz are noted for their undeveloped and natural beauty, as well as their fine, yellow sands and spectacular sunsets.The wave of tourism that seems to have washed over southern Spain has somehow missed the port city Cadiz. Thought to be one of the oldest towns in Europe, Cadiz is threaded with narrow, winding streets filled with Moorish art and architecture. Parking is less than a euro per hour in large underground carparks well signposted just beside the beaches.

La Playa de la Caleta is the best-loved beach of Cádiz. It has always been in Carnival songs, due to its unequalled beauty and its proximity to the Barrio de la Viña. It is the beach of the Old City, situated between two castles, San Sebastian and Santa Catalina. It is around four hundred meters long and thirty meters wide at low tide.

La Playa de la Victoria is the most visited beach by tourists and the native people of Cádiz. It is about three kilometers long, and it has an average width of fifty meters of sand. The moderate swell and the absence of rocks allow the entire family to enjoy bathing at this beach. It is separated from the city by an avenue; on the other side of the avenue are many shops and restaurants that form the newer part of Cádiz. The beach provides many activities, including sport areas, as well as places where you can rent beach umbrellas, sun loungers, and jetskis.

La Playa de Santa María del Mar is a small beach in Cádiz. Situated between La Playa de Victoria and La Playa de la Caleta, it features excellent views of the old district of Cádiz.

As mentioned Cadiz has several beaches, and if you want to split your day between beach and sightseeing, this is a good way to do it. Playa Caleta and Playa Victoria are city beaches, Caleta is quite near the cathedral so after a few hours on the beach put the stuff back in the car and head off to the main square in front of the Cathedral and have lunch.
For all day beach fun go to Puerto Santa Maria, these beaches are clean have facilities and beach restaurants serving salads, fish and ice cream.

SEVILLE 1 hours drive
Stylish, confident, ancient, proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving this is the description of Seville , Andalucia's largest city Seville has Europe's largest historic quarter, it is crammed with magnificent churches, convents, monuments and Moorish buildings. It's also renowned for its multitude of tapas bars and a buzzing nightlife.

In the centrally located cathedral is the TOMB OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.

A little taste of britain can be had in GIBRALTER only an hour and a half away and even a day trip to MORROCCO is easily possible.

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Summary:

Just 25 minutes from Jerez Airport you can walk the cobbled streets of another century.

Facilities

Property type: Village house

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
Household:
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Suitability

Suitable for
Pets

Sports and activities

Golf
Horse Riding
Walking

Sights and attractions

Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Discounts

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Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 52 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 24 Weeks 10%

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 35km
  • Nearest bar: 1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 1km
  • Nearest supermarket: 1km
  • Seville: 50km
  • Ronda: 60km
  • Malaga: 120km
  • Granada: 150km

Reviews

6 out of 6 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Thursday 21 August 2008
This spacious property was good value for money. We particularly enjoyed using the roof terrace. Though Arcos is on a hill with very steep streets, we managed it OK with 2 children in temps up to 40 degrees! It is, after all, this hilltop location that gives the town its great views. Arcos is fantastically situated for exploring the nearby cities of Jerez, Cadiz and Sevilla. It is also not too far from beaches at el Puerto de Santa Maria and Cadiz, as well as Do~ana and Grazalema natural parks. The local municipal pool was a big hit with the children and we went horse riding in Arcos too. The town itself is very picturesque and historical. The steep streets and steep staircase in the apartment may not be suited to those with impaired mobility.
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Stayed Wednesday 26 March 2008
Had a super holiday, really enjoyed staying in your house and living alongside the locals. The steep streets took a bit of getting used to, but we never had a problem parking down by the railings! We found it easier to drive in the bottom way and come through the arch rather than drive through the town.The views from the house were amazing and we loved watching the birds doing their acrobatic displays. We had some lovely warm sunny days and saw a lot of the area.
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Stayed Friday 24 March 2006
Everything within the apartment was brand new and very clean. Unfortunately, we had to negotiate steep, narrow streets to get up to it. We could not take the car and therefore I would not recommend this for children or the un-fit!!
Owner reply:

Sorry for the inconvenience.The day before these guests arrived we found out from friends that the old town was closed off because of road works on the west side. I did e-mail to let our guests know. The traffic in Old Arcos only flows west to east, so to get to the house you would have to drive the wrong way through the one way system. Ordinarily the house is accessible by car.We are glad you found the house comfortable and clean and hope you enjoyed your stay.Best regardsCasapace

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Stayed Thursday 25 August 2005
We enjoyed our stay and as long as you are in Arcos, it is adequate and has an atmosphere of being a resident. The house was very quite. It was an enjoyable stay, although we were disappointed upon arrival. The outlook improved after a nights rest. We found the navagation of the streets difficult in the rental car and parking was difficult to locate. We also found the lack of air conditioning uncomfortable although we seemed to sleep well at night. It was impossible to get the hot day time air out of the downstairs bedrooms, even though we ran the fans all night.
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A spacious, well equiped property in the heart of the antique quarter of Arcos, built and arranged in typical Andalucian style. This property does not boast that it has a roof top terrace. If this were my property, I would be shouting about it, as it is a big plus for a town house in Arcos. Having said that, a couple of sun loungers would have put the icing on the cake! We had a wonderful break at Casa Pace. Only a wee critisism, the house is due a spring clean.
Owner reply:

You are absolutely right we do need a couple of sun lounges out there and it is an addition we intend to make., even though the table and chairs are very comfortable. We now have a new person who cleans and the standards are much higher. Thank you for letting us know.

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Very well appointed; the only extra thing we'd have liked was a cafetiere! Very comfy beds, well equipped cooking facilities, everything you'd want. Friendly and handy local shop and good mercado. Does wonders for your thigh muscles! Arcos is not a place for a large car and parking is a bit hit and miss, depending on the time of day. Julie, the local contact very helpful. We had a top time!
Sympathetically restored property in the beautiful hill village of Arcos. Nestling in ancient narrow streets with bars and cafes within a short walk up the hill. The large church at the top of the hill is well worth the walk. The house is has a well appointed kitchen - cooker, washing machine, microwave, fridge etc. Good supply of crockery and cutlery. Airy and spacious sitting room with window overlooking the patio and views to the lake. Stable doors to the outside stairs and patio allow you to enjoy the breeze. For the chilly days there is a woodburning stove. Bedrooms downstairs along with bathrooms. One bedroom has a double bed , with shower and washbasin. The other has twin beds with access to the family bathroom of traditional deep but short (almost a hip bath) bath with shower over, washhand basin and toilet. Both bedrooms have oil filled radiators for the colder nights. We went at the end of November and only needed the radiators on very low. The house has thick walls and sounds from the village are very muted. Casa Pace is a fantastic base from which to explore the area or just to sit on the patio and enjoy the views across to the lake. The house enjoys a good vantage point in the village. There is a small corner shop nearby. All the major supermarkets are a few minutes drive away, where you can buy anything from a teaspoon to a washing machine. The area is naturally hilly so bring good footwear, but the views are well worth the climb.

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