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Casa Alhambra, Chiclana, Costa Luz
Villa in Costa de la Luz, Spain
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Why stay in an apartment when you can hire CASA DE ALHAMBRA, a delightful luxury villa set in its own private garden for you, your family and your friends to enjoy?
Ashley and Philip invite you to rent this beautiful chalet with its outdoor swimming pool. It is ideal for your vacation on the unspoilt Costa de la Luz.
Indulge yourself and rent the perfect place for your relaxing holiday - you deserve it!
This modern villa, near Chiclana de la Frontera, sleeps 6/8 people. It is set in an attractive, private garden with its own private swimming pool in the midst of quiet Stone Pine woodlands and yet is only 5 minutes (1Â½ Km) away from the shops and the white sands of the 8 km Barossa Beach, one of the finest, cleanest beaches in Europe and arguably the best in Spain. This fabulous beach fully justifies its Blue Flag status.
Casa de Alhambra has 3 bedrooms - one double bedroom with full en-suite bathroom, two twin bedrooms and a family bathroom. A sofa bed is also available for guests to use. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. The chalet has Satellite TV with English channels. Equipped with its own state-of-the-art, fully automated power supply you can rest assured that you are protected from the power cuts which often affect this area, allowing you to have a carefree, relaxing holiday.
You can rent this outstanding villa from as little as Â£54 per night in low season to Â£139 per night in high season. For details of our weekly and fortnightly rates see "Booking Our Villa".
Sat TV (UK channels)
Iron & Board
Local Area DetailsNovo Sancti Petri has all the amenities you would expect to find in a popular resort including bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Browse through the local boutiques, or relax and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes.
Chiclana, just 10 minutes away, has something for everyone and if you are after that holiday bargain visit the busy market every Tuesday.
For those who prefer a more active holiday, play GOLF at the Novo Sancti Petri golf course, less than 1 km away. This course was the first in Spain to be designed by Seve Ballesteros and opened in 1990. The course now offers 36 holes, which are divided into two rounds of 18 holes. For the serious GOLF fan there are 5 other course within an hours drive.
This part of Andalucia has something for everyone:
- Try horse riding at the many riding stables nearby.
- Watersports are must. Try: Sailing, kite surfing, wind surfing and fishing.
- Visit the many Bodegas and try the sherry that this region is justly famous for.
- Quad biking is a must, or for the more energetic cycle tours can be arranged
- Why not take a day trip to Aqualand water park in Puerto Santa Maria and have a fun day out with all the family.
Nearby is the Historic Town of Cadiz, a port dating back to pre roman times, or for a change you can shop at the modern shopping centre in San Fernando 20 minutes away.
Why not take a day trip to Gibraltar and do a bit of duty free shopping or for the more adventurous, have you ever been to North Africa?
Cross the Straits of Hercules and take a day trip to exotic Tangier, in the Kingdom of Morocco. Alternatively, spend the day by visiting Ceuta, the pretty Spanish enclave on the North African coast.
Both Tangiers and Ceuta are a short cruise from Tarifa or Algeciras less than a one hour drive from Casa De Alhambra. Why not visit another continent!
For more details of all the places you can visit click on the "Places to visit" page of our website (www.costa-luz.com) where you will also find more information on the immediate area.
About Weather/Climate/TemperatureThe weather in the area is temperate, with temperatures varying, on average, between 12Â°C in the winter months and 32Â°C in the summer months. The area has little rainfall and over 3,225 hours of sunshine annually, making Chiclana one of the sunniest places in Spain.
The average sea temperature is 17Â°C.
About BeachesCasa de Alhambra is only 5 minutes (1Â½ Km) away from the shops and the white sands of the 8 km Barossa Beach, one of the finest, cleanest beaches in Europe and arguably the best in Spain. This beach is divided into two distinct areas. The first is the water front promenade offering a variety of excellent bars, fine restaurants and shops. The second part of the beach is untouched golden sand, which has achieved the coveted Blue Flag status for cleanliness and water quality.
About GolfingGolf can be enjoyed year round with local courses in Novo Sancti Petri and Jerez and courses at San Roque only a one hour drive away. There are 10 Course withi 90 minutes drive.
Novo Sancti Petri golf course: set along a stretch of virgin coastline and just 3 minutes from Casa Alhambra, was the first one in Spain designed by Severiano Ballesteros. Offering two rounds of 18 holes (both are par 72) this 36 hole course is mostly set in parkland. The various water hazards, abundant vegetation, and bunkers, as well as the ocean breeze make playing these courses a challenge for players of all levels.
Round A (Mar-Pinos) â€“ 6097 metres (yellow tees): holes 1 to 9 offer wide fairways, two lakes and a water hazard. The most spectacular green is the 6th situated on the beach. Holes 10 to 18 are lined by Stone pine trees, offering a testing challenge.
Round B (Centro) - 5846 metres (yellow tees): offers a variety of challenges with attractive lakes making challenging water hazards. Holes 10 to 13 offer magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean.
The course also includes a large practise area providing a Driving Range of 280 metres length with space for up to 70 players simultaneously (21 spaces covered), 4 Pitching and Putting Greens and a 9-hole-short round.
The modern Clubhouse offers an A-la-carte Restaurant â€œLos Olivosâ€?, Bar-CafeterÃa, Pro-Shop, changing rooms with showers and sauna, childrenâ€™s club, Caddie Master, and Bar â€œEl Chozoâ€?.
The Golf Academy Novo Sancti Petri has several PGA-qualified professionals who take golf courses and lessons for beginners and advanced players throughout the year. Spanish, English, German, Dutch, and French are spoken.
Montecastillo Golf Resort, Jerez: This course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is considered as one of his best designs.
This 18-hole course is 6424 metres (Par 72) hosted the Volvo Masters tournament for 5 consecutive years to 2001. The course covers 160 hectares of beautiful rolling Andalucian countryside and includes a driving range and practice areas. The course is just off the A4 motorway, 10 minutes from Jerez and just 40 minutes from Casa de Alhambra.
Montenmedio Golf Course is an undiscovered treasure. Its 18 holes spread over the softly rolling â€œDehesaâ€? in an unspoilt rural area near Barbate, approx 45 minutes from Casa de Alhambra. The absence of urban development, and the lush nature and climate of Cadiz province make it a natural paradise.
Benalup Golf course: is an environment friendly course located inland just off the A381 not far from Vejer de la Frontera. Designed by the well known golfing architect, Baron Paul Rolin, the fairways and greens have been set up in an ecologically friendly way in this lightly forested area. The 18 hole golf course has many water obstacles. Benalup Golf has a splendid view of the â€œLaguna de la Jandaâ€?, an enormous plain, across which on a clear day you can see the coast of Africa. This splendid golf course is open since the beginning of August 2001.
Valderrama, near Sotogrande: is aa 18 hole, 6356 metres par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Senior, whom many consider the leading golf architect of his day. The course hosted the Volvo Masters in 2003.
The course is designed for the handicap golfer with an extensive range of tees: Each hole has a Professional tee (6356 metres), a Club Championship tee (5994), an Executive tee (5498) and a Seniors' tee (5053), as well as a ladies Professional tee (5294) and a ladies Club tee (4873).
About SailingIf water sports are your passion visit Novojet for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing, boat trips, activities for disabled. Novojet is located at C.C.Novo Sancti Petri, local 7, Urb. Novo Sancti Petri, 11139 Chiclana. Tel: (0034) 956-494-932. Visit their website HERE (www.novojet.net) or e-mail: email@example.com
About Airport InformationChiclana is a half hour drive from Jerez airport, and a hour and a half from the airport in Seville or Gibraltar and about two and half hours from Malaga airport.
A new motorway is due to open in 2004 between Algeciras and Jerez, reducing the journey time to Gibraltar and Malaga. This road will also mean visitors can readily access the golf course at San Roque and Sotogrande.
There is also an excellent motorway network linking the northern ports of Spain. The ports of Santander and Bilbao are both approximately 900 miles, a journey of 12 - 14 hours by car, linking to Plymouth and Portsmouth in the UK.
About ParksLOS ALCORNOCALES NATURAL PARK
This Park extends over 170,025 hectares between Tarifa and Malaga and is named after its most abundant plant â€“ the Cork Oak. The geography is characterised by narrow river valleys, known as the 'canutos', or tubes, concentrated in the Park's southern boundary. 'Los Alcornocales', (cork oaks), grow in great, leafy thickets over extensive areas of land making these Europe's most extensive Mediterranean woodlands. Gall oaks, wild olives, palmettos, rhododendrons, elmssarsaparillas and white poplars also flourish in the scrub together with turkey oaks and heather, strawberry trees and hardy myrtles.
The microclimate near the river valleys provides perfect conditions for forest which hasnâ€™t changed for thousands of years, including rhododendron, alder, laurel, ash, hazel, holly, butcher's broom and variety of ferns, some of them of enormous botanical significance.
In contrast the mountains consist of scrubland devoid of trees. It is this rich diversity that makes the park's fauna so rich and varied.
This is the ideal place to observe roe deer, fox, genet, mongoose, otter, polecat, weasel, wild-cat and badger.
For the birdwatchers amongst you there are many birds of prey: short-toed eagle, griffin vulture, booted eagle, Imperial eagle, golden eagle, eagle owl, peregrine falcon, Egyptian vulture, goshawk, sparrow hawk and the tawny vulture. A well as robin, woodcock, wren, long-tailed and Great tit, as well as nightingales, bee-eaters, swallows and the swift.
The Park is a great place for you to enjoy a great variety of outdoor activities:
- water-sports in the various reservoirs and
- horse and mountain bike trails
If you prefer a more relaxed holiday you can simply enjoy the wonderful views offered by the Park's many vantage points, such as the natural balconies at Hoyo Don Pedro, the Sierra of OjÃ©n or the Juncal Plains.
DONANA NATIONAL PARK
The river Guadalquivir flows through CÃ³rdoba, Sevilla and ends then in a marshy delta at the Atlantic coast, between CÃ¡diz and Huelva. The marshlands are protected as a National Park, where no entry is allowed. The park as a whole comprises three distinct kinds of ecosystem, the marismas, the matorral and the dunes. This is why the area has been designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
This park is a haven for migratory geese, spoonbills and many other migratory birds as well many birds of prey, most notably 15 pairs of Imperial Eagles as well as Black Kites, Griffon Vultures and Marsh harriers. From bird hides at the reserve centre, you can find Cetti's and Savi's warblers and watch egrets, herons and little bitterns. Sometimes you may see a majestic imperial eagle (picture left) soar from the woods of DoÃ±ana over El Rocio to the Coto del Rey. In fact, 125 species of birds are known to breed in this fabulous wilderness, as well as 28 species of mammal, 17 reptiles, 9 amphibians and 8 varieties of fish.
Entrance to the park is strictly controlled and it is at the western side that a large buffer zone is open for tourists. You can take half day trips with official guides or explore the environs of the visitors centres on foot. A typical safari trip will take in all three types of ecosystem, but only one thing is guaranteed - no two visits will be the same. To visit the park take the A483 past Almonte and El Rocio to El Acebuche (near MatalascaÃ±as) where you find the main visitors centre. There are trips into the park at 08.30h and 17.00h every day except Sundays in the summer (1/06 - 15/09) and at 08.30h and 15.00h every day except Mondays in the winter.
Booking is recommended by phoning the visitors centre on +34 959 430432. Full day trips can also be organised for groups. The Visitors centre 'El Rocina' is nearer to El Rocio, it has an audio visual display and nature trail.
The park can also be reached ( but not entered) by taking the ferry boat across the Guadalquivir river from San Lucar de Barrameda where a new visitors centre is planned. This 3.5 hour excursion takes you for a leisurely trip up the Guadalquivir river. You stop off in two places to see the bird life and to visit an old traditional village. You may see a wonderful sunset when you return on the afternoon trip.
Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be bought in the Old Ice Factory (FÃ¡brica de Hielo) on the waterfront in SanlÃºcar de Barrameda.
Daily Excursions : Nov â€“ March : 10.00 April, May and October : 10.00 and 16.00 June â€“ September : 10.00 and 17.00
Book by telephone : 956 363 813 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org The FÃ¡brica de Hielo has an interesting visitor centre.
About Children ActivitiesTake the family to an Aquapark. Aqualand is located just north of El Puerto de Santa MarÃa on the main road to JerÃ©z. Open daily from 11.00 June â€“ September. The facilities include a pool with a wave machine, RÃo Bravo, 2 kamikazes, Black Hole, 6 water slides, childrenâ€™s pool, and the newest attraction, the Black Hole.
There is also a restaurant, bar, childrenâ€™s playground, first aid post and bus connection with El Puerto de Santa Maria and JerÃ©z.
About Family ActivitiesNovo Sancti Petri and Costa de la Luz is ideal for all sports. Here you can enjoy first class venues in beautiful surroundings and top facilities without the crowds that are becoming a feature of the Costa del Sol.
This area boasts championship golf course, the finest surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing in Spain and southern Europe and is unparralleled for its horse riding and unspoilt natural environment.
Here is a sample of the things you can do:
- Horse riding on the surrounding white sandy beaches/ trail riding
- Dolphin & Whale watching in the straits of Gibraltar
- Reef fishing
- Snorkeling on the Canos reef
- Visit Donana National Park - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Shopping in Seville/Cadiz/San Fernando/Gibraltar
- Bike/Scooter hire & area exploration
- Visit Jerez de la Frontera and the Bodegas
Chiclana de la Frontera, south of the Bay of Cadiz, is the ideal location to discover this unspoilt region. You can visit the historic cities of Cadiz and Seville, discover the Sierras and the enchantment of Moorish Granada, sample the daily fresh produce from the local fishing villages and wine and sherry producing vineyards, and walk along the miles of golden sandy beaches while watching the sunset.
King Alfonso XII granted the city of Chiclana de la Frontera its charter in 1876 but the modern town dates back to 1303 when King Fernando IV gave this uninhabited village to Alonso PÃ©rez de GuzmÃ¡n "The Good", so that he could colonize it. His successors, the Dukes of Medina-Sidonia (of Armada fame), were Lords of the village until the XIX century.
Chiclana has been continuously inhabited since the 14th century but the village really began to develop with the discovery of America when the production and export of wines began to support the trade with the new world.
The Moorish influence can be seen in the architecture of Chiclana and Andalucia; arches, stucco works and the ornamental use of calligraphy. Following the Christian conquest new churches and palaces were built, many of the buildings created as a hybrid Christian Islamic style known as Mudejar. Later, Gothic styles from northern Europe filtered into Andalucia, though the Mudejar influences survived into the 18th century. In the 16th century, Andalucia was the centre of the Spanish Renaissance; and a uniquely Spanish interpretation of the Baroque emerged in the 18th century.
The second half of the XVIII century saw the town develop further with the construction of many fine buildings, three outstanding examples are:
Santa Ana Hermitage, which is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular buildings of Chiclana. At the top of the Santa Ana hill it is visible from miles around. It was built to commemorate the nearby battle between Spanish and French soldiers during the Independence War. It is an octagonal chapel, surrounded by a portico with colonnades, built in the second half of the XVIII century by the brilliant architect Torcuato CayÃ³n. The views from the Hermitage are breath taking.
"Arquillo del Reloj" or The Clock Tower in La Plaza Mayor, stands next to San Juan Bautista Church and serves as the bell tower for this beautiful Church. San Juan Bautista church is considered an excellent example of neoclassical art. The architects Torcuato CayÃ³n and Torcuato Benjumeda built it between 1773 and 1814. Of special interest is a part of its â€œRetable,â€? made by Roque Balduque in 1552, which is part of the previous church that stood on this site. The Church also houses two pictures from ZurbarÃ¡n school.
In the 18th Century British merchants settled here and laid the foundations of the modern sherry trade. They discovered that the soil, climate and local grapes produced fine wines, particularly if fortified with grape spirit. This connection can still be seen today with companies such as John Harvey remaining in British ownership. Even though wine production has reduced in recent times, Chiclana is still rightly proud of its wine cellars and the excellent wines they produce, continuing a tradition started by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago.
The little island of SANCTI PETRI, languishing in the Bay of Cadiz, is surrounded by myth. It was here that Hercules completed two of his twelve labours, and the Temple of Hercules was built three thousand years ago. Only parts of the Templeâ€™s foundations remain but Hannibal and Caesar both stayed at the Temple. A church now stands on the site of the Temple. Built at the end of the 18th Century the church was designed by the architects Torcuato Canyon and Torcuato Benjumeda and is the best example of neoclassical architecture in the province.
Today, the historic Sancti Petri Castle stands guard over the Sancti Petri Channel separating Chiclana from Cadiz and San Fernando.
Unlike many of Spain's coastal towns Cadiz does not rely on tourism as its prime source of income. Rather it is still a working port with a very relaxed atmosphere, and vibrant night life which explains its popularity as a holiday destination for many Spaniards.
Almost entirely surrounded, by water Cadiz was founded by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC and is steeped in history. Legend links the cityâ€™s foundation to Hercules who had to separate Europe from Africa as one of his twelve labours. Hannibal lived in the city and Julius Caesar first held office here. Whatever its origins Cadiz is credited with being the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe
Thanks to Christopher Columbus, who began two of his major voyages from here, Cadiz became a major trading port, reaching its heyday in the early 16th century as the launching point for the journey to the new world. Cadiz was later raided by Sir Francis Drake, when he â€œsinged the King of Spainâ€™s beardâ€? in a daring raid. In 1812 the country's first Constitution was declared here.
The old city looks quite Moorish and is enchanting with narrow cobbled streets opening on to small squares. Many of the buildings reflect the city's overseas links.
About ShoppingNearby, in Novo Sancti Petri are all the amenities you would expect to find in a popular resort including bars, restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Browse through the local boutiques, or relax and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes.
Chiclana, just 10 minutes away, has something for everyone and if you are after that holiday bargain visit the busy market every Tuesday.
Nearby is the Historic city of Cadiz, a port dating back to pre roman times, or for a change you can shop at the modern shopping centre in San Fernando 20 minutes away.
Why not take a day trip to Gibraltar and do a bit of duty free shopping or for the more adventurous, have you ever been to North Africa and shopped in the Kazbar?
MARKETS & FAIRS
Each town in Andalucia boasts its own local market. Bringing colour and a chance to find that holiday bargin. See our website www.costa-luz.com for a list of some of the more local markets.
SPAIN Rent luxury holiday villa near Chiclana Spain Property Information
|Location:||Costa de la Luz, Spain|
|This Property Sleeps:||8|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||£295 |
|Maximum Price Per Week:||£945|
|Nearest Airport:||Jerez, Gibraltar, Seville (airport code XRY)|
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- Has a Pool
- Close to a golf course
- Close to a beach
- Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
Quiet yet close to local activity, Luxury, Away from it all
Changeover Day Sat, Size: Spacious, Accommodation Type: Self Catering
Children Welcome, Family Oriented, No Pets
Outside Shower, Outside Tap, Garden, Private Swimming Pool, Terrace, Parking, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area
Distance to Airport 20-50km, Distance to local restaraunts 1km, Distance to convenience store 1km, Distance to beach 1km, By the sea
The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 5km, Restaurants, Lively Bars and Pubs, Quiet Bars and Pubs
Water Sports, Snorkelling, Nearby Zoo, Water Park, Diving, Surfing, Windsurfing, Walking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Tennis, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Cycling
Fireplace, Fold Out Beds Sleeping 2, Sofas 2, Seating for 6 People
Ironing Board, Iron, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided
Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, High Chair Available
Radio, DVD Player, TV, Satellite or Cable
Seating for 8 People, Dining room table
Electric Heaters, Ceiling Fans, Aircon throughout
Ensuites 1, Pull-out Beds 1, Twins 2, Singles 1, Doubles 1
Hot Tub, Shower Rooms 1, Toilets 2, Bathrooms 2
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