2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 & cot
- english, spanish
About Julie Allbon
The property has recently been sold and the new owners have repainted and decorated inside and out. It still retains its very high standards. I ran the property for the previous owners for 5 years and now run it for the new owners, so I have an in depth knowledge of the property and how everything works, and also of the surrounding area.
Julie Allbon purchased this Villa in 2003
Why Julie Allbon chose Jimena de la Frontera
Location, location, location. Away from it all yet only 1.5km from the convenience of the village which has all the shops you need. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular country in Andalucia and with a water supply from the River Guadiaro which is the only river in southern Spain which has never been known to dry up in summer.
What makes this Villa unique
Due to the 300 days of sun throughout the year in this part of Spain and the increasing demise of the planet, in May 2016 this property was converted entirely to solar power with the backup of a generator for use when the system is overloaded or there has been no sun. So there are no electricity bills to pay! We do ask our guests to be mindful that it is a solar system and to operate the heavy use electrical appliances washing machine, dishwasher,etc. during the day rather than at night when there will be no sun to recharge for the batteries.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very private villa with terrific views
The villa was extremely private, with great views over the surrounding countryside, it is really well equipped with everything you will need and Julie was a good host.
It is approx 1500m to San Pablo, remember to take a torch for the return, which was a pleasant walk, however for those less mobile there is a steep hill to be climbed. Although San Pablo had a number of bars and eateries we also drove to Jimena where there was more choice.
Our only disappointment was that although there is a good folder on walks at the villa they all required a car journey first and if we wanted to walk from the villa choice was limited.
Many thanks for your review. I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday at our villa, and hope to see you again.
This is a great holiday property. It is well stocked and looked after. We enjoyed a relaxing time by the pool and watching the swallows and buzzards. It is a bit of a walk to restaurants but there are a couple to choose from in the local village. The surrounding area is interesting with some fantastic views as you head into the mountains.
Overall a lovely place to go for a relaxing holiday.
Thank you so much for your kind review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again
Stunning acommodation and location
We loved the Finca so much! Although stunning I believe it still has a homely feel and is really well kitted out so that you settle in straight away. We particularly loved the dining table under the veranda and near to the BBQ. The scenary is spectacular and the peace and quiet was much appreciated! We had a lot of relaxation but also some days out - to Gibralter, Ronda and Water parks. There are also plenty of walks when it's not too hot. The supermarket in the local town - San Pablo - was great for everything we needed and the local restaurants are also excellent. Julie was very welcoming upon arrival and very helpful with any queries we had. All -in-all a brilliant experience.
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Well equiped comfortable villa in a stunning setting
Had a great week at the villa, lovely pool with great views. The house had everything we need, the local town is a few minutes drive away and probably walkable at the right time of day with a station if you fancy leaving the car and riding the scenic route to Ronda or elsewhere. Great restaurants within a short drive and not too far from the beach if you fancy it. Loved watching the shooting stars overhead at night and the eagles in the day. Julie was very helpful and informative and took care of everything we needed. A wonderful holiday.
I’m so glad you all enjoyed your holiday, and thank you for the great review!
We enjoyed 2 weeks staying here in July. Fabulous views and a lovely villa. Very private but still within walking distance of the village. Thank you Julie for all your help and local knowledge. We would definitely recommend staying here.
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Great villa great location
Undoubtedly one of the best villas we have ever stayed in, both for location and for the house itself. The views are fantastic. It is up a cul-de-sac lane, surrounded by farmer's fields on 3 sides and on a field of the house next door on the 4th. Yet walkable to the village of San Pablo if so required - which has bars, little shops and a suitable supermarket.
The pool is excellent as are the grounds and everything is well-kept and modern. All energy is sustainable solar - which may possibly limit the aircon when very hot. On our stay in June it wasn't needed at all.
Almost directly north from Gibraltar airport, it is well into the country. Both San Pablo and Jimena and hospitable Spanish towns without the madding crowds, mercifully. Yet it isn't far to drive to Gib/Algeciras to the south (and by extension toward the Costa de la Luz), nor Estepona or Manliva to the south east, should you so desire. Conversely, to the north is the start of the Serrania de Ronda and the Parque de los Alcornocales and the Parque de Cortes, Sierra de Grazalema etc. The villa/San Pablo still has the heat of the Campo de Gibraltar, before you ascend to the sierras where it is noticeably cooler
Eagles and vultures are all over the place and there is much walking to be had in the Sierra de Grazalema in particular. For medieval history Jimena, Comares and Castellar provide ample material for the aficionado, plus the villages of the sierras of course, like Gaucin
Sunday arrival? Use the petrol station in Estacion de Jimena for basic shopping including bread, which is baked daily.
Hard to think of anywhere better and our host Julie, was extremely attentive pre-arrival and on arrival.
Thank you so much for your review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your time in the villa, and hope to see you again
Finca Zarita is 1.5km from San Pablo de Buceite, halfway between the 'white villages' of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin and within easy reach of Sotogrande and Ronda. San Pablo adjoins the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, the largest cork oak forest in Europe, which has excellent walking tracks with spectacular views.
This property is entirely private and not overlooked in any way (except by eagles).
Lying directly under the migration route, masses of birds of prey are often seen from the garden in spring and autumn. The area is famous for its spring flowers.
The nearest beach is at Sotogrande, a 30 minute drive.