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Casa Almadraba - Villa for 10 people in Roche

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 10 people

Situated less than 200m from one of the finest stretches of sand on the Costa de la Luz, Casa Almadraba offers a combination of beach, comfort, and mature gardens that is very difficult to find on the Cádiz coast. Within the exclusive residential area of Roche, the house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac that terminates with steps leading down to the perfect Atlantic beach that stretches some 7km in one direction, where it finishes at the abandoned tuna fishing port of Sancti Petri, and 500m in the other, where low sandstone cliffs rise to form a series of tiny sandy coves and rock pools known as the Calas de Conil. Built less than 20 years ago, the house is Andalus in style, with white-washed walls and terracotta roof tiles. It sits in a mature garden, shaded by umbrella pines and surrounded by palms, rubber plants, bougainvillea, and wisteria. It has a stunning 10m x 5m chlorine-free pool that is fully enclosed and is surrounded by a traditional brick terrace and bamboo pergola that filters dappled sunlight for the ideal siesta.

The décor is simple yet comfortable, with whitewashed walls, lovely black and white prints of the surrounding area, and high-quality furnishings. It is a house that is both cool and fresh in the summer (all the bedrooms have traditional esparto blinds) and cosy in the winter months (there is central heating and an open fire). Previous guests have enjoyed, in particular, the enclosed pool area and the choice of sitting-out areas (entrance patio, dining terrace, pool, and garden). There is satellite TV, DVD, and a music system.

There is off-road parking for one car, although this is no problem leaving the car on the road. It is a five minute walk to the local shop and pharmacy as well as tennis and paddle tennis courts. The nearest restaurant is a 15 minute walk down the beach. The nearest supermarket and broader selection of restaurants are a five minute drive away.

Accommodation at Casa Almadraba is on two floors:

Ground floor:

Includes a pretty entrance patio full of scented plants, a large drawing-room with separate dining area, fully-fitted kitchen, large double bedroom with bathroom and direct access to pool, and a small bedroom with shower-room. As well as the entrance patio, the drawing-room also has access on to a covered terrace used for dining (built-in BBQ in the garden), and the dining area accesses onto the swimming pool.

First floor:

There are three double bedrooms (one large with double bed), each with their own bathroom.

More Details
Registration Number : VFT/CA/00634

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About DosXtremos

Originally a husband-wife team that left Madrid for Spain’s deep south and a change of virtually everything, we came up with the idea of DosXtremos in 2006, the catalyst being the need to increase the number of people renting our own properties, one in La Coruña and the other in Cadiz, Atlantic Spain’s two wonderful extremes. And since then, even though the business has grown (we now manage a number of properties for other owners), our goal has always been the same: to try and tell other people about these two wonderful and relatively undeveloped areas of Spain that have brought us so much happiness! For this reason, the website has a heavy focus on regional information and includes details on the activities that we enjoy, both individually and as a family with young children.

All our houses are in the provinces of La Coruña and Cadiz, although there is a significant bias towards Cadiz, because that is where we live. Each house has been chosen because it has something special to offer, and we have tried to ensure that the mix meets a variety of tastes and requirements. In the case of the Cadiz properties, we live close by, meaning we are on-hand for problem solving and making recommendations. You may prefer to lounge by the pool (all our pools are extremely tempting!), but if you do want to explore, we have suggestions to fill a lot more than two weeks! As for La Coruña, we personally are a long way away, but the properties are well looked after and our list of recommendations is even longer (to offset the less predictable weather!) In addition, we have a close and productive working relationship with all our owners, and we believe this shows in the way our properties are maintained.

Those two extremes: Cadiz & La Coruña are quite different, but equally fabulous; and we are able and eager to tell you all sorts of things about both. It is a simple recipe: the better the information we give you, the more likely you are to have a good time...and therefore to return!

Why DosXtremos chose Roche

Perfect for families. Location, confort, style and quality

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned from a fantastic week at casa almadraba. Thanks Andrew for hosting us so well and as you say the house really does look great now and was incredibly comfortable.
May 2016
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Roche Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , tub
    - toilet , tub
    - toilet , tub
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 is on ground floor and has direct access to pool area. Bedroom 5 (also on ground floor) is the smallest (perfect for 2 children but maybe a bit cramped if 2 adults).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
One of the things that previous visitors to Casa Almadraba have liked is the choice of sitting areas outside: there is a covered terrace just off the sitting room for outside eating; there is a lovely entrance courtyard with scented plants, ideal for an evening drink; there is the area around the pool (part sun / part shade); and then there is the rest of the garden, with plenty of space for positioning a sunbed under a palm or umbrella pine. With two bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs, the house is certainly well suited for the elderly (there is also off road parking). However, the house is probably not very practical for wheelchair users. The enclosed pool area is popular among families with small children: all the gates/doors on to the pool area are lockable.


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Casa Almadraba - Villa for 10 people in Roche
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Tolles Haus für die ganze Familie

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten in dem Haus in Roche einen wunderschönen Familienurlaub mit 8 Personen. 3 Generationen haben sich von Anfang an dort wohl gefühlt. Das Haus ist perfekt eingerichtet. In Wirklichkeit ist es sogar schöner als auf den Bildern. Es ist alles mehr als benötigt vorhanden.

Andrew ist der perfekte Gastgeber, er war immer für uns erreichbar.

Wir können das Haus nur empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The perfect property

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth annual three-generation family get-together in Andrew's beautiful house in Roche and once again we had a wonderful week.

The house has a great sense of space and peace and feels more like a home than a rental.

Andrew is the perfect host, always ready to help.

We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect! Even though we fully booked the house with 10 people, we never felt cramped, there was plenty of nicely decoured space and so many really nice bathrooms. The house was in very good condition and the kitchen (we cooked nearly everyday for 10 people) really perfect. The garden and pool area though were outstandingly georgeous. The beach was close, beautiful and never even slightly crowded. Our hosts were very attentive and looked out for us on our stay. The only tiny disadvantage is that the wifi is not covering all rooms evenly well. We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

We holidayed as 3 families with young kids in May. The house was great with the pool area which can be closed off, lots of amazing garden space with sunshine and shade to play in and sprinklers on timer which the little ones loved! Andrew provided us with good travel cots and highchairs for the tiny ones. There are a various different seating areas around the garden so we were able to all be together or spread out as we wished if we were in the house. We also enjoyed using the outdoor BBQ a few times.

There is a vast unspoilt beach just at the end of the road, which really is amazing to have close by, as well as a kids playpark a little walk away but we didn't really use this. We visited the nearby coves which are beautiful and more sheltered for windy days - under 5-10 mins drive away. Roche hasn't got many amenities, a pharmacy, cafe and restaurant but 2 supermarkets nearby and Sancti Petri and Barossa very close with more lovely beaches. We visited lots of local towns and beaches (Vejer, Conil, El Palamar). We took the kids horse riding at a nearby riding school.

We were there for 10 days and in hindsight it would have been good to arrange a mid-stay housekeeping. All in all it was a peaceful place, great for a group and we all really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wonderful,stylish villa close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This villa is wonderfully located 2 minutes walk from the a fabulous sandy beach which literally stretches for miles. We walked along it every evening, almost alone, to watch the sunset.

The property is stylishly furnished and well equipped with lots of space, particularly outside with lovely gardens, a shaded pool area, a covered dining area and a fabulous, private, intimate courtyard (our favourite).

There is a lot to see and do locally, Cadiz, Jerez and the coast being especially interesting and Andrew and Maria are a font of local knowledge (Try Casa Luis), and exemplary hosts.

Having stayed in countless villas over the past 30 years we would not hesitate in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Idyllic escape

  • 5 of 5

Casa Almadraba is such a lovely place that three generations of our family have been coming back here every May for the last six years for our annual get-together (and we’ll be going back again)!

The villa is very spacious, comfortable and beautifully appointed and feels like a home away from home. The beautifully refurbished kitchen and dining area has created a really smart, modern open-plan space, which is also very well equipped – perfect if you’re into cooking up the lovely local produce and eating al fresco as we are.

Between the pool and the beach, the kids are always happy and have something to do. The beach is just a couple of minutes stroll from the villa and is a beautiful expanse of golden sand which, when we come in May, we have pretty much to ourselves most days. It’s also so close to the villa that you can hear the sound of the waves in the evenings.

Andrew is brilliant and looks after you really well; he’s attentive and always available if you need help with anything.

We can’t recommend this place enough and hope you love it as much as we do.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Aeropuerto de Jerez
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Novo Sancti Petri
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
San Fernando
Nearest Beach
0.15 Kilometres
Playa Roche

Easy drive to Jerez (sherry houses), Cádiz (possibly Europe's oldest city), Tarifa (and the boat to Tanger), the wonders of Seville, and the intriguing pueblos blancos (white villages), including Vejer-de-la-Frontera. This is the Spain of fighting bulls and flamenco, ferias and finos, and fine simple food. Visit the Roman ruins at Baelo Claudio, the lighthouse at Cape Trafalgar, the old tuna fishing port of Sancti Petri. 30% of the province of Cádiz is National Park, and here you will find green rolling hills, more akin to Ireland or Wales but divided by giant cactus hedges, one of the world's most important cork forests, and a micro climate within the Alcornocales park that is regarded as the last Mediterranean jungle.

Easy walk to the chemist, newspaper, hot bread, mini market, and bar; also to the playground, tennis, and 5-aside soccer. 20-minute walk down beach to fine restaurants and a heavenly spa! Yet at night all you will hear are the waves, nightingales, and owls!

Other Activities: whale watching, bird watching, kite surfing, kayaking, ballooning,





  • Friday changeover (negotiable in low season).
    Breakages deposit to be discussed with owner.
    Low season price of €600 is for 2 people only. Groups of more than 2 pay €850/week.
  • Damage deposit: EUR600.00

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