As its name suggests, Del Sol is all about the sun: early morning sun streaming into three of the five bedrooms; the view of the sunset over the Atlantic from the other two bedrooms; the evening sun over the sea as seen through the pines on the eating terrace; and for the real sun worshippers, the roof-top that enjoys the sun all day, plus the panoramic views of the sea and pine forest. But there is a lot more of course: a private pathway down to the beach (150m); loads of space (230sqm, including a 70sqm open-plan living area); a nice fusion of modern and traditional Andalucía in the decoration; the best quality finishings (Miele kitchen appliances, king-size beds, luxury showers,…), and the sound of waves breaking on the beach.
Del Sol has been designed as a luxury holiday home and so as to make the very most of its unique setting and views. While the living areas are spacious and open-plan, and have been created with families and groups of friends in mind, each of the five bedrooms has its own terrace, balcony, or garden, meaning there is plenty of intimacy too, when you want it. From the parking area at the end of the quiet cul-de-sac (shared with the two neighbouring houses), you can either turn right and follow the private path down to the beach or turn left into the garden. A traditional wooden front door takes you into the entrance hall with a bedroom suite on either side. And if you walk straight on, you enter the fabulous 50sqm open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen area. This is connected by sliding glass doors to a 20sqm covered terrace beyond, creating what is effectively a 70sqm living area; cool and breezy in summer months, and warm and cozy in the winter thanks to the open fire and glass. Beyond is a lovely 10x4 metre pool. The sun-lounger area at one end, together with the eating terrace and its large built-in barbecue, are protected by a large wall from any unwelcome levante wind, and they enjoy a soothing view of the sea through the pines.
The first floor is home to the other three bedrooms (two en suite and one with its own separate bathroom). Two have large balconies and views to the sea, and the other (even larger) faces east, enjoying the morning sun. If you step out on to the terrace from the landing, a traditional whitewashed staircase takes you up to a wonderful roof terrace. Look west and you have superb views of the sea and the Island of Sancti Petri; look east, and the Roche pine forest forms a wonderful carpet of green below you. The view is arguably even better at night; an unpolluted night sky and the twinkling lights of the shipping entering and leaving The Strait of Gibraltar.