Refurbished this year (2017), Casa Santa Monica is not your ordinary Andalusian rental home. It is, as the name suggests, something you would perhaps be more likely to find on the west coast of the US. Weathered wood, lots of pale blues, modern clean-lined kitchen, generous spaces, and the sound of surf; yet all this nestled into the pines on the Costa-de-la-Luz, with chiringuitos on the beach, the fish market and tapas bars of Conil-de-la-Frontera just a 15-minute drive away, and Cadiz, Jerez, Tarifa, and Seville all within easy reach.
The minimalist entrance gives little inkling of the warmth and homely feel you will find in the house. Enter through the front door and you come straight into the incredibly spacious open-plan living area with its high ceilings and full-length windows. It is one big space, all the way from the bedroom wing on the left through to the sitting room and kitchen/dining area on the right. At the far end of the latter, large sliding glass doors open on to a deep covered terrace and the pool beyond. Before buying this house, the owners had rented on umpteen occasions, making note of all the do’s and don’ts of rentals properties; and they have put their research to good use! The kitchen has everything you will need for cooking up the local produce; the bathrooms are large, bright, and tastefully finished; the beds are comfortable; the barbecue is top-of-the-range; and there is underfloor heating throughout the house. What is more, there is room for everyone to have their own space, whether it be in the sitting room, on the covered terrace, on a lounger by the pool, or even in the equally spacious bedrooms.
Built on a single floor, Casa Santa Monica’s bedrooms are all up one end. There are four large bedrooms (two doubles, one twin, and a kid’s room with two bunk beds), each with their own bathroom (3 en suite), and all have direct access to the garden through sliding glass doors. All the bathrooms have large modern walk-in showers.
The location, tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac in the northwest corner of the Roche estate, means that at night you will hear owls, nightingales, and the waves, but not much else! It is a 500m walk down one of the Costa de la Luz’s best beaches (and the competition is stiff!) There is a local shop, pharmacy, and a couple of bars all within walking distance; and, depending on the season, a good selection of beach bars and restaurants. Roche also has its own tennis courts, playground (next to the bar!), and five-a-side football pitches. And of course, there are many more activities, details on many of which you will find here on our website. If you book with us, we will send you detailed information on all the local amenities and our updated guide to the best of everything.