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Karin Koberling

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

House in a natural park right on the seashore, away from tourist crowds

56 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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Private beach access and two beach terraces. Sounds of the sea are included!

Casa Cari is located at the southernmost point of Fuerteventura, by the Faro (lighthouse) de Jandia in the small fishing village of Puerto de la Cruz, also known as Puertito. It is located in a natural park in a small spit surrounded by the sea. The neither the coast nor the interior have been built up, and the thoroughfare between Puertito and Morro Jable is just a wide sand road (about 20 km). Casa Cari is right up close and personal with the sea, and faces the African coast opposite the end of the spit. The view from both terraces, from the living room and the bedrooms is nothing but the sea and the horizon, which rhythmically rustles in front of the house, changing with the strength of its ebbs and flows. It often leaves a small sandy beach in its wake, which sometimes turns into a small dune. Sometimes the house beach can recede from the sea, in which case you'll have watch out for stones and volcanic rocks. Otherwise, you can visit the sandy beach of the town and other bays.

A place for the individualist!

Sand road: The condition of the sand road depends on the municipality. It is graded and fixed at least twice per year.

In the summer, it can be a little bit bumpy because of the high traffic. Since the road goes through a natural preserve, it actually can't be paved.

Guests: Casa Cari is hard to maintain and needs its guests to take loving care of it, for example by paying close attention to water use, or putting a towel or sheet on the loungers before lying their sun-oiled bodies down on them. It's not about being bossy or controlling, we only ask for your cooperation, and are very grateful for it!

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karin Koberling (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Karin Koberling

Casa Cari has been around for about 40 years now. I completely rebuilt the house, which used to be a fisherman's hut. At that time, there were only three older men and myself in Puertito, with neither water nor electricity. We needed to fill canisters and bring them from 16 km away. In the beginning, we made do with candlelight, then a generator, after which the first solar panels were installed in the southern half of the island. In 1991, Puertito got water and electricity thanks to a wind generator, though it rarely worked...

There was no paved road from Gran Tarajal to Puertito for almost 80 km! It was a constant struggle to build this house with my own work - every nail, every little thing was a cost.

Originally, I had never thought of renting out the house. Then, as my son got to school age and then because of my marriage in Ireland, it became necessary for the exposed location of the house to be protected for its upkeep by renting it out.

Meanwhile, my house's very existence, and that of all the houses in Spain's coastal regions was threatened by the 1988 Ley de Costas with demolition without compensation, even retroactively! We're struggling on this issue with the European Parliament. In this regard, I've been moved by how much my guests have at least symbolically supported me in this struggle! It is a frightfully painful and expensive situation, which pushes my strength to its limits, especially at my age of almost 70 years old!

I always try to keep the house in a very good condition. Even the smallest change or repair is legally subject to the approval of the coastal agency! The government has an embargo against the house - permission is never given, or else it is punished.

All I ask my guests is that they breathe in and enjoy the magic of this little piece of earth.

Karin Koberling purchased this house in 1978

Why Karin Koberling chose Spain

I was tired of civilization and young when I came to Fuerteventura. I had travelled far and wide and was looking for a place for my soul. Puertito cast its spell on me: it was secluded, by the sea with a horizon stretching into the distance and an undisturbed landscape and people.

The people could be tolerant towards the lone, strange (back then, young and redheaded) woman who was seeking her place in another culture. I felt like a female version of Robinson Crusoe, alone on an island - the dream of my childhood! Yet still close enough to Europe, which I learned to love even more after all my voyages around the world.

My house was perfectly positioned to view the sunset and sunrise right from my home. I thank the universe for making this part of my daily life.

What makes this house unique

One doesn't need much to be happy:

direct contact with the natural expanses, which inspire awe, the vastness of the horizon, the music of the sea and the wind, the wonder of the sunrise and sunset, the unfathomable starry sky, and seeing the starts mirrored in the tidal pools in front of the house in the darkness. You'll be close to the gulls, the sandpipers, and the fishing boats.

If you’re lucky, you'll have some people to share this happiness with!

Reviews

4.8
based on 56 traveler reviews

House in a natural park right on the seashore, away from tourist crowds
average rating of 4.839286 based on 71 reviews
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Herrliches Haus am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Wir möchten uns herzlich bedanken für die Möglichkeit das Casa Cari für 1 Woche nutzen zu dürfen! Es war wirklich ausreichend groß für Meine Frau unser Kind und mich! Das schönste war das Meer direkt vor der Türe zu haben! Ebbe und Flut waren zwei angenehme Begleiter und es war immer spannend dabei zuzuschauen wie das Meer kam und ging!

:)

Alles in allem perfekt um zu entspannen! Vielen Dank nochmal von Familie Schulz!

:)

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

It's so quiet you hear the loudness of the sea...

  • 5 of 5

Barely tourists, no supermarkets, no bazaars, no disco, no shops and no boulevard but just sea, raw nature and peace makes this place one of a kind. The house is very complete and has everything you need. No need to take many clothes (or high heels) as there's a laundry machine and the villagers don't care what you're wearing. The terraces protects you mostly from the wind and has sea view till the horizon. Very relaxing and almost private (depending on tide). The owner is very kind and friendly! We have met her last year and had a wonderful time.

Food shopping in Morro Jable (25km). It's recommended to buy some groceries and bottled water on the way from the airport to Puertito. Bread and ice is available in the village.

This place is perfect for relaxing, fishing, walking, running and biking. Visit Cofete with the dark mountains, the long beach and awesome azure sea waves.

This was our 5th visit, we love this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Balsam für die Seele zum 50. Geburtstag

  • 5 of 5

Der Aufenthalt in casa cari War ein Geschenk meines Mannes zu meinem Geburtstag. Schöner kann man nicht 50 werden.....mein Traum war immer schon in einem Haus mit direktem Meerzugang zu wohnen, und dieses Haus hat meine Erwartungen um Längen übertroffen. Wir haben es genossen und waren nicht zum letzten Mal dort. Wieder zu Hause vermisse ich vorallem die Ruhe und das Meeresrauschen. Mit diesem Haus habe ich meine Wohlfühloase gefunden :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Haus

  • 5 of 5

Es war wunderschon.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke , Precila, für Ihr sprachliches Bemühen in Deutsch - beim nächsten Besuch einfach in Ihrer französischen Landessprache schreiben. Leider hat das Computerprogramm nur Bewertungsmuster in deutscher Sprache vorgesehen. Das bedarf einer Änderung!
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Un Paraíso

  • 5 of 5

Te escribimos para transmitirte la maravillosa sensación que nos hemos llevado de la estancia en tu casa de Puertito. Es un paraíso terrenal!

El MAR, en mayúsculas, te acompaña, te mece como si estuvieras en una cuna, su sonido es omnipresente, te acompaña, es relajante oírlo y verlo todo el día. El mar y la casa fundidos como por arte de magia, convertidos en una sola entidad... maravilloso!

Y del resto? La casa es muy cómoda y, sobretodo, hecha de manera que te aísla de todo lo que hay alrededor, no se oye nada, no se ve a nadie... es perfecta para unas vaciones perfectas! La desconexión con el resto del mundo, de los problemas, del trabajo ha sido total. Un paseo al atardecer hasta el faro o a la playa de los Ojos ha sido un paseo por otro mundo, un mundo sin gente, sin chiringuitos, sin ruido, solo el silencio que impone el mar con su arrolladora fuerza.

Y de la Isla que te vamos a decir que tu no sepas? Dejando de lado las zonas mas turísticas todo es mas de lo mismo: mar, silencio, tranquilidad, paz. Hacia tiempo que no me sentía tan y tan bien en un sitio.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Un Paraíso

  • 5 of 5

Te escribimos para transmitirte la maravillosa sensación que nos hemos llevado de la estancia en tu casa de Puertito. Es un paraiso terrenal!

El MAR, en mayúsculas, te acompaña, te mece como si estuvieras en una cuna, su sonido es omnipresente, te acompaña, es relajante oirlo y verlo todo el dia. El mar y la casa fundidos como por arte de magia, convertidos en una sola entidad... maravilloso!

Y del resto? La casa es muy comoda y, sobretodo, hecha de manera que te aisla de todo lo que hay alrededor, no se oye nada, no se ve a nadie... és perfecta para unas vaciones perfectas! La desconexión con el resto del mundo, de los problemas, del trabajo ha sido total. Un paseo al atardecer hasta el faro o a la playa de los Ojos ha sido un paseo por otro mundo, un mundo sin gente, sin chiringuitos, sin ruido, solo el silencio que impone el mar con su arrolladora fuerza.

Y de la Isla que te vamos a decir que tu no sepas? Dejando de lado las zonas mas turísticas todo es mas de lo mismo: mar, silencio, tranquilidad, paz. Hacia tiempo que no me sentia tan y tan bien en un sitio.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Así debe ser: sentir la ama del casa, un sitio único para gente individualista! Gracias por sus palabras tan emocionante y preciso. Me tocaba! Karin
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Morro Jable
Nearest Beach
Right by the house!
Car: necessary

Puertito is a small fishing village, which only fills up on weekends, holidays, or the summer break. People come to enjoy the fish, the beach lifestyle, and the local cuisine and joie de vivre in the town’s three bars. Even when the town's usual tranquillity is disturbed on those days, the house is well protected by the craggy cliffs beneath the town. You'll hardly notice the goings-on around town. Shopping/Dining: Puertito doesn't have any stores, though it does have three bars: Bar Tenderete, Bar Punta de Jandia, and Bar El Caletón. You can go for a bite in all three throughout the day. In Bar El Caletón, they have fresh baguettes on offer, as well as ice cream for children of all ages. It's a good idea to make your purchases in Morro Jable. A large supermarket, El Padilla, is available there with provisions from all around the world. Since no public transit goes to Puertito, a rental vehicle is recommended. The thoroughfare from Morro is a public (!) sand road.

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Rates & Availability

Jandía House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Reinigungsgebühr etc. $112

Preise richten sich nach der PERSONENZAHL und NEBENKOSTEN SIND EINMALIG:
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2 Pers./pro Woche beträgt 600,-€ + einmaligen NK (100,-€), gesamt 700,- €.
Jede weitere Woche 600,-€.
3 Pers./pro Woche beträgt 700,-€ + einmaligen NK (125,-€), gesamt 825,- €.
Jede weitere Woche 700,- €.
-4 Pers. /proWoche beträgt 800,-€ plus einmaligen NK(125,-€), gesamt 925,-€
Jede weitere Woche 800,-€.

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Amenities

Jandía House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Water is provided by a water pump with an on/off switch
  • Water is precious! Please use water sparingly and make sure the taps are turned off. Otherwise the water pumps may run hot and the tanks on the roof will run out of water. These are only filled every other day by the town's desalination service. Please turn off taps! Please turn off the water pump after use. Otherwise the pump runs dry! The bathroom can unfortunately only be modernised once we get permission from the coastal protection service! The towels are for use in the house only, not on the beach, and the same goes for the fleece sheets! Please put the fleece sheets on the sofa before use, so that the fabric isn't broken down by sun oil or salt. It would be very helpful for the house's owner if you would wash the fleece sheets in the washing machine for the use of the next guests. Thank you for your support!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double
  • Only the small bedroom has a small wardrobe. Thus, we recommend packing light, especially for groups of 4. Duffel bags are preferable to suitcases!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Cari is right on the seaside, though because of its unique location is far from the rest of 'civilization'. Not easily obtained. Because of these conditions, we ask that renters please exercise caution when they are in the house. Thank you very much! Fresh buns and bread in Bar El Caletón! The bars/restaurants only serve food until the afternoon. The kitchen is closed in the evening. Casa Cari has a large refrigerator with 3 deep freezer compartments. You can also buy your provisions. Please read further on our homepage! Thank you! Since 1995, any updates and changes in and around the house require the approval of the coastal protection agency. Unfortunately, this is an obligation for me.

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