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Overview

This newly renovated Villa has been refurbished to a very high standard with quality fittings and is very well equipped.

It is set (along with the owners property) within four acres of well kept grounds with Olive, Almond, and Fig, Pear, Quince, Pomegranate and Citrus trees.

Situated on the Costa de la Luz near the city of Huelva and the towns of Gibraleon, Cartaya and Lepe. Costa de la Luz is well known for its beautiful beaches, miles of pale sand.
Situated on the Costa de la Luz near the city of Huelva and the towns of Gibraleon, Cartaya and Lepe. Costa de la Luz is well known for its beautiful beaches, miles of pale sand, the beaches are never crowded so you will always find your special spot.

The swimming pool is 10 metres by 5 metres surrounded by a very large tiled area with sun loungers and those all important shaded corners. The area has been landscaped and boasts a full selection of attractive plants and shrubs. There is an outside loo and poolside shower.

The Villa has two terraces one south west to soak up all the sunshine the other one north/east to enjoy the sunrise, and if needed, to escape the afternoon heat. There is a gas barbeque, with table and chairs for al fresco dining, a perfect spot for watching the sun set.

The spacious interior which is a 100 sq metres, boasts a large kitchen diner, with electric cooker, ceramic hob, granite worktops very well equipped to produce some tasty Spanish dishes (or egg and chips)!

The lounge has a bed settee to sleep two, large open fire for those cosy evenings, patio doors with far reaching views over fields filled with “Belota” (Spanish oak) trees.
There are two bedrooms, one double and a twin, both with wardrobes etc. Fully fitted bathroom with bath and separate shower, we are on mains water. All bedding and towels are supplied (not beach) and are exchanged regularly.

Shopping and eating out.

You can shop for anything locally at San Bartolome (2mins) Gibraleon (10mins) Huelva (30mins). They all have local fresh fruit vegetables, fish and meat. The markets are on different days in the surrounding towns and villages from about 10am till 2pm, usually Spanish is only spoken, but you can always get what you want as the traders are all eager to serve you. The shops and businesses close for siesta at 2pm and reopen around 5.30/6pm till 9pm. The exception is the big hypermarkets open from 10am till 10pm, based in Huelva.



Restaurants and Places of interest
Restaurants

Restaurants and bars serve breakfast from early morning until about 12 o’clock this is various toasted breads with different toppings of your choice with coffee or sometimes tea. It is very cheap and tasty. From twelve o’clock until about 4 o’clock they serve their “meal of the day”, tapas or the full menu. “Meal of the day” includes a drink, starter, main course and sweet, bread and olives are also included in many establishments, this costs between 6 and 9 euros, a real bargain!
There are bars and restaurants within two minutes drive from the villa, and there are many more in Gibraleon about 10 minutes away. Vegetarians get by but the Spanish do not have such a wide choice of appropriate foods for them. Huelva (30 mins) is full of bars and restaurants, including Chinese, so any visitor is spoilt for choice.

Places of interest
Punta Umbria is about 30 minutes away from the Villa it has many kilometres of fine sandy beaches stretching to the next port of call El Portil. Punta Umbria each year celebrates two open air extravaganzas to celebrate the sea fishing activities. In March more than 1,700 kilos of clams and other sea food are cooked and sold for nominal prices in the Plaza 26 de Abril. In April more than 60,000 people gather in the marques installed in the Plaza de Perez Pastor to sample prawns caught off the Huelva coast. The prawns have a special colour and taste when cooked, and everyone thoroughly enjoys the experience. This area is surrounded by three protected spaces of national interest and is a magnet for birdwatchers. There are over 200 species identified in the area. There are Pine, Juniper and Sevina woods running parallel to the beaches and sea. These often extend down to the beaches giving visitors much needed shade at the hottest time of the year.
The Atlantic Ocean washes the shores along the Costa de la Luz, the Coast of light, as it is known and many visitors do sea fishing, surfing, sailing, boating and Para surfing along the coast.

Niebla
Is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and is declared to be of official cultural interest it is about 30 kilometres and is reached via a very lovely cross country drive through rolling fields of olives, sunflowers, vines and other crops. Views are panoramic and you can see for miles as you make this journey. Niebla has a medieval beer festival at the end of May beginning June. Castillo de Niebla theatre and dance festival during July and August. It has two kilometres of perimeter walls completely surrounding the town with numerous towers and five main entrances. This is an authentic work of Moorish architecture and in the interior it includes a Christian castle built by the Guzman family. Almost every month there is a festival of music, theatre or dance held in the castle. It is well worth a visit.

Parque Nacional de Donana
This is considered to be one of the most important wildlife reserves on the European continent, combining the natural beauty of the area with its wealth of flora and fauna. The park can be visited and there are three visitors’ centres, Acebuche, La Rocina and Palacio Del Acebron. Almonte is the administration centre of the Nation Parque area where every year there is a round up of the wild horses and they run through the town for selling the next day at the horse market. This is a great night for celebration and many people to see the horses and party.

El Rocio
Is the place of Marian worship and the centre of the Whitsun pilgrimage. Days in which many thousands of visitors particularly Spanish people who walk, ride on carts, tractors, horseback and any other means dressed in their dazzling colourful dresses. They travel from many parts of Spain and the rest of the world to pay homage to the virgin at the most beautiful church you may see. It is a time again for eating, drinking, singing and dancing and everyone is part of this party atmosphere.
La Rabida
Next to Huelva, with its Columbus site, three ships that Columbus sailed in to discover America. The exhibition has many exhibits and artefacts described in Spanish and documents that relate to the time and the journey, and to the people Columbus met when he arrived in what is now known as the West Indies. Here there is a botanical garden containing examples of native and Latin-American flora, monastery of La Ribida with its beautiful conserved image of the Virgen de los Milagros. And nearby the birthplace of America, Palos de la Frontera. It is said that La Ribada is the historical destiny of Huelva, with the discovery of the new world. A cultural meeting place dating back to the 14th century Huelva maintains its traditional links with the peoples of America through its famous Columbinas Festival that takes place every July and August. In September is the festival of LaCinta an exhibition of dressage in the Spanish style with magnificent horses parading up and down the streets along with spectacular ribbon races. In June, July and August are theatre and street shows of Latin American music song and dance. Huelva has much to offer in history and culture and some very good shopping areas and markets.

Inside this Costa de la Luz Villa to rent

Sleeping: - The Villa comprises 2 Bedrooms in total, 1 double, 1 twin, and a bed settee in lounge, this gives room for up to 6 people. Linen and towels are provided (not beach.

General: - There is a full bathroom for your parties use.

Entertainment:-
The Villa has satellite television, video, DVD. The music system plays cds, cassettes, radio.

Eating + living
There is room for 6 in the dining room, and 6 in the lounge. The large open fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. In the kitchen you will find an oven, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/ freezer, coffee maker. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware, cooking utensils. There is also a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and clothes airer.

This is a non smoking Villa.

Outside this Costa de la Luz Villa

General:
The Villa is in a quiet area but you may hear occasional noise. It has a private swimming pool, four acres of gardens, large patio areas, barbeque. There is ample private parking, with the outside areas having external lighting.

Whilst we take every care for your safety, we cannot be held responsible for any accidents on our property

Summary:

It is set (along with the owners property) within four acres of well kept grounds with Olive, Almond, and Fig, Pear, Quince, Pomegranate and Citrus tr

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6

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

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Lounge, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
TV Languages in Local
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Glassware
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Sailling
Walking

Sights and attractions

Shopping

Prices and availability

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Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st January 4 Weeks 10%
1st November to 31st December 4 Weeks 10%
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 8%

Extras

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Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Beach: 35km
  • Portugal: 30km
  • Village: 5km
  • Huelva: 20km

Reviews

5 out of 5 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Saturday 04 August 2012
John and Patsy were excellent hosts, friendly and helpful, but gave us our own space and privacy when we had lazy days and stayed by the pool. The villa was spotlessly clean, well maintained and very spacious, the photos dont do it justice. John takes great pride in looking after the garden and grounds which were colourful and very green owing to the irrigation system hes installed. There is very little noise from the road and the villa is a good distance from neighbouring ones so not a problem there. It was reassuring to know the owners lived on site in case of any difficulties but you would hardly know they are there unless you wanted them to be. We holiday abroad every year and this is one of the nicest if not the nicest property we have stayed in and have no reservations about recommending this property for your holiday. San Bartolome is 2km away and you can get all your provisions there, including a decent fresh fish section in one of the little supemarkets ( try the fresh tuna at about 7 euros/kilo ! ), and a bakery that does an amazing selec tion of buns - large and less than a euro each. You will need a car but the roads in the province are in excellent condition and not much traffic. You must visit Rio Tinto mines , El Rocio town , and Seville, all are about 70 minutes drive away .
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Stayed Saturday 21 July 2012
Without doubt the best holiday we have ever had. The Villa was much larger than the photos showed and was beautifully presented and clean. Having a stock of basics in the fridge on arrival was most appreciated as well as the provision of other basics for the kitchen and bathroom. Everything that you would need for a relaxing holiday was there including a fantastic pool and sun terrace ideal for sun lovers and those who like the shade as well. The children spent many hours playing in the pool where pool toys were also provided. They especially enjoyed swimming in the pool at night with all the lights on. We found getting around to the local beaches really easy (something we would recommend) as well as exploring further afield to places like Portugal and Seville. The owners, John and Patsy, are what made the difference though. From a very warm welcome to playing with the dogs, Tilly and Scruffy, it really felt like a home from home. Our son loved helping out around the gardens and feeding the dogs and anything we needed John and Patsy were more than happy to help with. We highly recommend Villa Elisa and will hopefully be back again.
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Stayed Monday 23 August 2010
The villa was immaculate and extremely well equipped. Surroundings and pool superb and beautifully well kept. If you fancy that midnight dip, the pool and terraces are illuminated. The owners are excellent hosts, offering help and advice where needed and privacy where wanted. John (the ownwer) actually took us out in his own car to show us how to find places when our Sat Nav gave up on us! On arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the fridge stocked enough for us not to have to dash out to the supermarket. Tilly, the spaniel was brilliant entertainment, a charming and amusing character, extremely good with the children and gorgeous. Although the villa is in rural Spain, where there is virtually no tourism and only a nominal amount of English spoken, the local people were very friendly and accommodating. The nearest tourist type place and beach is approximately a half hour drive. So this is the perfect place to literally get away from it all. We will definately be going back again (and again) and will be recommending Elisa to our friends and colleagues.
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Stayed Monday 29 June 2009
Perhaps the nicest Villa we have stayed at in Spain. Very clean, tidy and good quality. Everything we needed. John was an excellent host.
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We had the best time in this villa , it more than met our expectations and would have no hesitation in recommending it. The villa was very comfortable and well equipped.the pool and surroundings well exceeded our expectations they were beautiful.Patsy and John could not have been more helpful, we now consider them our friends.We felt very safe staying here with our children, and the local village had everything we needed.The only problem we had was coming home to the British weather.

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About the owner
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Located in: Spain
Joined: October 2008