Large resort style Villa, sleeping 16. Situated in the heart of Sotogrande
- english, spanish, italian
About Susan Laing
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
Why Susan Laing chose San Roque
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.
What makes this Villa unique
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.
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Please smoke outside in the gardenPlease smoke outside in the garden
Max guests: 18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
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!
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).