This is as close as you can get to the Roche beach without being frontline. It’s a 30m walk to the steps that take you down to the sand, making La Casita a beach house in the true sense of the word (you will smell the sea, hear the sea, and even feel the sea spray on a rough winter’s day!) This is a house for families or friends who really want to do everything on the beach but sleep! It is also a personal favourite of ours because it is the house we rented before we made our definitive move down here!
The house itself is simple and functional, and the decoration is rustic, with many nice pieces from the owner’s native Castilla. There is a good-sized fenced pool area with an 8x4m pool. The rest of the garden is well-kept with a scattering of umbrella pines providing just the right mix of sun and shade. There is a large terrace (part sun, part shade), with room for an eating area (with mobile BBQ) and long siestas! Accommodation is all on one floor, with a spacious living area (sitting room with nice open fire at one end, and dining table at the other). The kitchen is small, but has everything you need; and, importantly, is easy to look after! There are three bedrooms: one double with en suite bathroom and large walk-in shower; and two twins, which share a second bathroom, with bath/shower.
Not only does La Casita enjoy all the traditional amenities that the Roche estate has to offer, but, located right on its northwestern corner, it offers access to the best part of the beach (a 3km stretch of sand, backed by dunes, with no houses, no hotels, and for 48 weeks of the year, virtually no people!) You can walk down the beach, and back through the dunes or pine forest, or vice versa; it’s all unspoilt, a protected green area, full of owls, nightingales, falcons, and partridge…and from March to May spring flowers galore.
It’s a 200m walk to the nearest beach bar (open June to September), and a 1km walk to the nearest beach bar open all year. It’s 500m to the local shop, bar, pharmacy, and a nice children’s playground. And it’s a further 200m to the tennis, paddle tennis, and football and basketball areas, all of which can be used (you pay for the tennis and paddle tennis). You could spend a wonderful holiday here without a car, and just hire bikes. But, assuming you will have a car, it’s 15 minutes to Conil, 20 minutes to the hill-top village of Vejer-de-la-Frontera, 30 minutes to Cadiz, 40 minutes to Tarifa and Jerez, and 90 minutes to Seville, all of which are worth visiting; so good to have a car, and probably worth coming for two weeks rather than one!!!!