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The Beach House - stunning views, fabulous interior, included WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + Guest Cloak, Max 6 guests

PLEASE NOTE - we never ask for 100% as a booking deposit - unless you book under 30 days ahead, when we might ask for 50%! Otherwise NEVER!!! If you think we have, IT WASN'T US!!!

In winter 2012-2013, we did a complete makeover of the living area of the Beach House. Beautiful became utterly stunning! This is what you can now look forward to! At the end of 2016, we went several steps further and completely refurbished the facade of the house. We took out away all the metal railings (impossible to maintain this close to the sea), took out the balcony walls and replace them with security glass to enhance the glorious views. The view from the downstairs terrace is now completely free of pillars and masonry and the area has been increased to allow even better use of this wonderful space. Of course, we can't take proper photos until we return in the spring but at least we have included one photo of the completed works minus the furniture.

The Beach House offers comfortable beds, a fabulous en-suite shower room to the master bedroom, a family bathroom serving the other 2 bedrooms, stunning sea and sunset views from the bedroom terrace, tranquil garden and sea views from the ground floor terrace. Double glazed windows and new curtains add to the light, bright effect.

The interior layout of the ground floor has been completely updated. There is a brand new open-plan kitchen with Bosch appliances including fan oven, induction hob set in a stunning breakfast bar with extractor overhead, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and glassware. There is also a coffee maker, a kettle, an electric juicer, Braun hand mixer and plenty of pans and casserole dishes.

The other side of the breakfast bar is a new glass dining table with seriously cool gel chairs. Through the kitchen is the utility area with 12 kg LG washer, 9kg LG tumble dryer and steam generator iron and board. Beyond here is the guest toilet. New in 2016 SOLAR PANEL WATER HEATER. A never-ending supply of hot water all year round! There is a patio at the back of the house which has a table with 8 chairs – perfect for dining under the stars.

In the sitting area, you have 2 soft leather sofas, a flat screen TV, and DVD player. The double-glazed patio doors open wide onto the Chill Terrace with comfortable sofas. In the private tiled area terrace below, there are two sun loungers. Also a shower to cool off and to wash sand off from the beach. The basement is reached either from the lounge or in from the garage. Here you have plenty of room for suitcases and boogie boards. There are 2 private parking spaces in the underground garage by the door into the basement.

The gorgeous communal pool is open for set times from mid-June to mid-September and there are always 2 Pool Attendants on duty. The beach is at the bottom of the beautifully tended communal gardens. There are great restaurants between 5 and 10 minutes' walk from the house and small supermarkets nearby. In summer, there are beach bars and massage tents on the beach as well as a Water Sports school.

The village of Zahara de los Atunes is a 5 - 10 minute drive along the beach road or a 40 minute walk along the water's edge.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Mincik
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Barbara Mincik

Hi - I lived in Zahara for 7 years before meeting Robin and coming back to the UK to get married. The Beach House started out as a quick turnaround investment. As soon as I saw it finished, I realised I simply couldn't sell it. All these years later I still have it and this winter, Robin and I arrived in September 2015 with 2 cars and 2 dogs. Our aim is to stay here until June. No point in having this beautiful house if you're not going to use it!. July and August is too hot for our deal old boy, so we're heading back to the UK. Which gives you the chance to enjoy our house during the warmest and most vibrant weeks of the year.

Barbara Mincik purchased this house in 2002

Why Barbara Mincik chose Tarifa

Zahara de los Atunes is an enchanting place. The Beach House simply represented the very best property I could buy either then or now! It is unrivalled for its position and now that we have completed our makeover of the ground floor, getting rid of the small dark kitchen and giving a wonderful living space, the house is absolutely stunning. We love it!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! The Beach House looks out towards the sea and the sunset. What could be more romantic or peaceful? Jardines de Zahara is undoubtedly one of the best designed and better built complexes in this area and Number 35 is one of a handful facing the sunset and the sea but away from the noise of the pool and with far more space around it than many of the other houses.

Add to that the brand new double-glazed windows, the completely modernised bathrooms and the brand new kitchen with Bosch appliances and open planned living area, utility area and guest WC and you can see why the Beach House is such a wonderful place for your holiday.

Putting all that aside, what sets us apart is that we want you to have the best of everything. The house is cleaned to within an inch of its existence before you arrive. You sleep on comfortable beds with high quality linens and pillows with protectors. Plenty of 100% cotton white towels in both bathrooms. Beach towels too. The kitchen has plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils. We pay attention to every detail to give you a faultless stay in a wonderful house.


Tarifa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves other 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest toilet
  • Hot water is supplied from solar panels on the roof. Hot water is supplied on demand and is constant. No pilot lights, no gas bottles, no worries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 150 cm bed NEW 2014
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 150 cm bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors, bedside tables, lamps and chests of drawers. All bedrooms have Air Conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Beach House is the perfect place to relax. Just imagine yourself under the stars, sipping a glass of dry white Verdejo and listening to the waves rolling onto the shore from your private veranda off the master bedroom. Or curling up on the cushions of the chill corner and just looking out to the gardens, sea and sunshine. Seeing is believing - come and try it for yourself!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Beach House - stunning views, fabulous interior, included WIFI
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Un año más, impecable

  • 5 of 5

Es el segundo año que vamos a casa de Bárbara y no va a ser el último. Consigue que te sientas como en tu casa, no le falta un detalle. Cada año hace mejoras, este año ha hecho una pequeña reforma gracias a la cual puedes ver la playa desde la cama!! Es tan bonito abrir los ojos y ver el mar. Totalmente recomendable, de verdad.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning location, spotless house

  • 5 of 5

A great venue for a relaxed family holiday. The location of the Beach House is fantastic; beach front with wonderful views of the wide, sandy beach and perfect sunsets (the pictures on the website are completely accurate). The complex has plenty of space, the pool is large, clean and well maintained with small umbrellas providing welcome shade for the grassy areas around the pool. We have stayed in several houses in this area and the Beach House really stands out - spotlessly clean, bright and beautifully presented, with lots of little touches that we've rarely found in other rental houses - air conditioning, wifi, a very well stocked kitchen with clean, good quality equipment, multiple dvds etc. It feels very much like a loved home rather than a rental investment.

Several beach bars and restaurants are within walking distance (the owner provides a very helpful list of local places) and yet the house is completely quiet and peaceful. The town centre is a 10 minute drive and is more bustling in season but generally this is likely to appeal to those who want tranquillity, space and amazing beach views.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thabk you so much for a 100% fabulous and accurate review. So uplifting when our guests totally "get" our lovely Beach House. Makes us feel that all our efforts have been rewarded! Thank you once again for your kind words. Barbara and Robin
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Great place to stay - highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four (kids 14 and 10) that stayed at Barbara and Robin's Beach House for a week in late July 2015. We had a great time. The house is fantastic; better than we had expected - modern, large, very well equipped and air conditioning in the main living area and all three bedrooms (if required). Even better is the location: the beach is just a couple of minutes walk away (our 10 year old counted 510 steps from the house to the water front); the pool in the Jardines complex is also great if you ever get sick of the beach!!!!. And there are loads of good eating options in the area. Barbara provided lots of useful information about what to do in the area and where to eat. We tried three of her eating recommendations and all three were top quality. The area around Zahara is absolutely nothing like the viral ugliness of Costa del Sol. It is much more low key and less developed. Apparently it can get windy along this part of the Atlantic coast, but we did not experience too-windy conditions. And the evenings were gorgeous - with beautiful calm sunsets over the beach. The town of Zahara (10 minutes drive) has a nice relaxed holiday feel and lots of good places to eat. All in all, this beach house is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a brilliant review. We are always pleased to hear we have exceeded expectations but it's nice to know in so much detail just how! 510 steps? We shall check that when we go down there in September! Thanks once again for your visit and your review. We hope to see you again sometime. Barbara and Robin
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Pristine beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house is a bit outside the beautiful little town and very peaceful and relaxing. It is extremely clean and well -equipped with an especially modern kitchen and lovely bathrooms. It is a short walk (just a couple minutes) through a bit of tall grass to reach the beach. The beach itself is sandy and clean with clear water. The owner provides accurate and detailed instruction on the use of the house as well as driving directions. The city of Zahara is small and friendly with many lovely restaurants and within driving distance to other attractions as well. I strongly recommend this beach house for a fun and relaxing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of the lovely Beach House. We are so pleased with the way the remodelling (kitchen and bathrooms) turned out. This house will certainly provide the perfect backdrop for a fun and relaxing holiday, whether with the whole family or just on a romantic holiday for two!
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Una maravilla en todos los sentidos

  • 5 of 5

Es una casa perfecta, a dos pasos de la playa, con unas vistas increíbles, puedes ver la puesta de sol desde la terraza. Esta reformada, con gusto y con todo detalle, no le falta de nada. Electrodomesticos nuevos, sartenes nuevas cada año, camas confortables... No tiene una pega. Y lo mejor la propietaria, atenta, educada, simpática y generosa (tuvimos un pequeño problema doméstico con una tubería y enseguida lo solucionaron y nos invitaron a comer!). Es 100% recomendable, te sientes como en tu casa.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias para un comentario tan cariño. Otra vez disculpa para el problema con el tubo y gracias para tu paciencia y generosidad de espíritu. Hasta la próxima! Barbara y Robin
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La casa está muy cuidada, muy bien acondicionada y muy confortable

  • 4 of 5

Han sido unas vacaciones fantásticas, hemos disfrutado mucho la casa y algún problemilla que surgió, enseguida se soluciono

Sin duda repetiremos el próximo año.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias para su comentario. No son los problemas que surgen que causan la más lástima sino la falta de solucionarlos. Como dice Usted, el nuestro servicio es excepcional dado que estemos en una playa en Andalucía...
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
El Varadero
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Bahia Sur
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Varadero
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
On the doorstep
Car: recommended

Welcome to the Beach House, your home from home and it just keeps getting better! November 2015 we installed solar heating and now have hot water whenever we want and as much as we want. Added to that, we have upgraded the already new washing machine, tumble dryer, hob and dishwasher. Now we have a 12kg LG washing machine, a 9kg LG tumble dryer, a Bosch induction hob and a Bosch dishwasher with 3 trays. All of this in addition to the extensive refurb we gave the house in 2013 that turned the Beach House from a lovely house into an absolute stunning house. We haven't finished yet!

The house is only 15 years old but that's time enough to ring the changes! What doesn't change, however, is its position - right in front of the beach, the dunes and the sunset! Relax on the sofas on the terrace in front of the lounge, dine under the stars on the back patio, relax at sunset over a glass of wine on the upstairs terrace. In summer, this is really an inside/outside house. Thanks to the new double-glazed patio doors, you can open the living room into the terrace. Although we have air conditioning, you rarely need it with our lovely large patio doors front and back and the breeze from the sea.

Take a stroll along the beach and stop at a beach bar for a cool drink or something to eat. Generally only open in July and August thanks to muddled bureaucracy, the chirinquitos offer cocktails, drinks, ice cream, cooked food, sunbeds and parasols. All of this on a wide expanse of golden sand that stretches for 12 km around the bay. Between June and September, every restaurant within walking distance is open. You really could just stay at the Beach House, walk to the supermarkets, the bars, the cafes and the restaurants, relax on the beautiful beach or at the fabulous pool (open mid June to beginning September with Pool Attendants) of Jardines de Zahara.

Out of high season (mid July to end August), life in the Beach House is still great. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance but now you can drive and park anywhere! In the village of Zahara, there are bars and restaurants open every month of the year. There is more time to get to know people than during the summer. The beach is wonderfully empty except for a few people walking with their dogs and other friends and the fishermen.

The village of Zahara is just 40 minutes' walk along the beach from the house or 5 -10 minutes' drive. You will find many more restaurants, the produce market, supermarkets, a gas station (new in 2010) and the Artisan Market within the walls of the Pirate Fortress during the long, warm summer nights.

Further afield are the Roman Ruins of Bolonia, whale-watching boat trips from Tarifa, the pine forests above Barbate, Trafalgar Point (where the famous sea battle took place), the surfing beaches of El Palmar, the white village of Vejer de la Frontera, the shopping mall and railway station of Bahia Sur, the ancient city of Cadiz, the sherry centre of Jerez and the fabulous Royal Andalucian horses performing the Spanish equivalent of the Viennese Royal Riding School show.

Frankly, the list is long - but life is so very good in and around the Beach House that not many of our guests ever get to the end of it.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $586.85
Pet Fee $35.21

We live in the Beach House during the winter months. You can therefore be certain that the Beach House will be in excellent condition when you arrive. We shall make sure of it!

30% non-refundable (but dates can be changed where available) Booking Deposit at the time of reservation.

Rest due in cash on arrival together with 500 euros damage deposit.

Damage Deposit will be returned to the account you specify less any deductions for damage within 7 days after you leave the Beach House.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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