|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Villa is situated in the upmarket resort of Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol; one of Europe's largest and most prestigious private residential developments.
We are situated at the top end of Sotogrande, in between the world famous golf courses: Almenara, Valderrama & La Reserva de Sotogrande.
This villa itself is a recent construction (2005) and has a colonial design with modern comforts and an African theme throughout. It is situated in a tranquil spot; backing onto a stream and small forest but is in easy reach of all the local amenities.
In the summer it offers use of its many patios and terraces plus a large pool & waterfall, hot tub, sauna and gym. Further features include; an aviary and fishpond, 3 bars, (2 outdoor and 1 indoor), many sunbathing areas as well as a cool shaded african long hut in the garden for total relaxation.
There is also an outside Pool House equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, lounge area, bar and barbecue / dining terraces.
It is truly a super holiday home all year round.
We are 20 mins from Gibraltar, 6 mins to the local beach, 6 mins to nearest village with restaurants, bars and shops. We are also 10 minutes from Sotogrande Port which offers a thriving nautical marina, bars, pop-up restaurants, fine dining, high-end shops and street markets in the summer. Sotogrande also has 5 world class golf courses and Polo fields.
We are situated 30 mins from Marbella and Puerto Banus.
Our aim is to provide our guests with the independence of a private villa and the comfort and service of a luxurious boutique hotel. If required, catering for meals/events can be provided. Otherwise the Villa offers complete self-catering with 3 kitchens.
List of Villa Karibu features:
7 x Double individually themed Bedrooms (6 with en-suite bathrooms & 1 family suite sharing a large bathroom - 4 extra beds available @ £50 per person per night - maximum Villa occupancy is 18 people.
2 x Large fully fitted Kitchens with dining areas & 1 x smaller Pool House kitchen
1 x Indoor Bar (Fully stocked if required at extra cost)
1 Upstairs Large Balcony Bar (The Sean Connery Bar) overlooking the gardens and pool area
5 x Outdoor dining/drinking areas & individual patios and balconies
1 x Large outdoor BBQ area with outside seating, pool bar, Jacuzzi and WC/ shower facilities.
1 x Indoor Gym
1 x Pool House with Moroccan themed chillout area.
1 x Sauna
1 x Large free form pool with waterfall and overhanging deck area
2 x baby cots available
*Sky TV + UK satellite dish ( all BBC, ITV, Channel 4, BBC radio stations)
*Air Conditioning in every bedroom (communal areas at extra cost)
*Private Car port
*Large aviary with Cockatiels
*Large tropical Garden
*Forest views with direct access
*Large flat lawned area suitable for activities & catered events
*Airport pick up and drop off available
(Please message for information regarding the pricing)
*Extra beds available (please enquire for cost)
British by Nationality but have lived in Spain for 30 years and know the area really well. Therefore we're more than happy to answer any questions you may have about activities, sightseeing, shopping and anything else!
Susan Laing purchased this villa in 2005
Sotogrande is the most beautiful location on the Costa del Sol, it is very desirable and much loved by the professional class of Spaniards who choose this as their number 1 holiday destination. It not only has natural beauty including the River Guadiaro estuary, sandy beaches and woodland, it also offers every kind of sport imaginable nearby, including: golf, polo, horseriding, paddle / tennis, water sports, mountain / rock climbing, surfing, diving, fishing, boat charters. Sotogrande has its own marina with many restaurants and bars and a local village with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay, including 3 supermarkets.
The property is situated in a tranquil and beautiful setting, it affords total privacy and the only noise you will hear is birdsong. For nature and bird lovers it is a perfect spot with many unusual birds and animals such as the colourful but noisy Jay, mongooses and salamanders. There is a private gate at the rear of the garden that leads straight out to a little stream and a woodland walk. However you are only 5 minutes drive away from all the amenities you could wish for, including a vibrant nightlife at the Port for the younger guests. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced so do not worry about drinking and driving - although most of our guests prefer to spend the long summer evening by the pool having a barbecue or sitting up at the outside bar near the hot tub.
Great for large groups, stunning garden plus hot tub, 2 barby's and 2 large kitchens!
Easy access to the coast and if you like golf you would be very happy as Valderama is around the corner.
We stayed here with our family for one week & had the most magical time! We arrived on the Friday and got married in Gibraltar on the Tuesday & returned to Villa Karibu with our guests for our wedding reception. They were amazed at the beautiful house & gardens. Everything was perfect & I can honestly say that I couldn't fault the villa or the hospitality of the owners. They couldn't have been more helpful & accommodating to us. Everything went to plan and our guests enjoyed the villa. The relaxing & spacious gardens were exactly what we had hoped for. The villa is spectacular & I don't think there is anything else that could come close to this! Susan,the owner, communicated with me frequently before we arrived, & put my worrying mind to rest each time! We will always have fantastic memories of this beautiful villa, & would love to return yearly to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,241|
IMPORTANT! PLEASE ALWAYS GIVE A VALID PHONE NUMBER AND DO NOT INCLUDE ATTACHMENTS TO YOUR EMAILS - WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH FRAUDULENT ENQUIRIES AND THEREFORE WILL NOT OPEN ANY SUSPICIOUS EMAILS. YOU CAN PHONE US AT 0034674763125 OR 0034956695492 0R 0034674763131.
On confirmation of a booking we require 50% to be transferred to our bank in Gibraltar. The remaining balance is due 40 days before arrival along with a £1000 security deposit. This will be returned after the house is checked for damage.
Changeover days can be flexible, depending on the booking schedule. Please note that the latest check-out time is 1100 and check-in time after 1600. Due to our short turnaround times, any guests that stay beyond this time will be charged for an extra day.
Sotogrande beach 5 minutes drive. Alcaidesa beach (blue flag) 10 minutes. Tarifa 30 minutes (ideal for kite & windsurfing). The whole coast East & West has wonderful beaches and beach bars in the summer. Estepona is worth a visit which has a curved sandy bay with beach bars and restaurants, as is Tarifa with spectacular golden sands and dunes as well as having a very bohemian feel. Inland are the famous white Spanish villages nestled in the valleys with many signed nature walks on the way. Fantastic rock climbing & hiking possible in the dramatic landscapes that surround the area.
Airports: Gibraltar 20 mins, Malaga 1 hour, Jerez 1 hour, Seville 1hr 30 mins. Train stations in Malaga and Algeciras (20 mins).
Please note we can arrange airport transfers from either Malaga or Gibraltar, cost depends on amount of people in party. Please notify me when booking if you require this service.
The nearest village is Pueblo Nuevo (5 mins) and has shops, bars, restaurants etc. Sotogrande port with its Marina, large new shopping centre, hotel and restaurants is 10 mins drive. Here you will also find kayaking, sailing, fishing and boat hire. Horse riding stables on the estate is 5 mins drive. Marbella and Puerto Banus with their designer shops and restaurants is 30 mins drive. Algeciras has a large port with ferries to Morocco and department store (El Corte Ingles) 20 mins drive.
Please note that air conditioning of bedrooms is included in cost. However if you wish the communal areas to be also air conditioned an extra charge of 200 pounds a week will be levied as electricity is very expensive in Spain and some guests have overused it. We do respectfully ask that guests turn off their bedroom A/Cs each morning. We have to charge for unfair overuse (i.e. leaving on all day).