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Casa El Frances, Historic Old Town - Sleeps 8 / 10


In A Nutshell

220m2 property
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms (1 en suite)
Sitting room with two single sofa beds
Roof terrace with views of the church

About the Property

A charming property, oozing in character; in for me the nicest area of the old town, behind the San Mateo church. This area is rarely explored by tourists or the night revellers, because of its lack of bars or restaurants, which is of benefit.

Decorated with a Mediterranean theme, with natural materials and warm colours. The rustic decor and roof top kitchen, with fabulous eating area, are so suited to the Tarifa summer and allow one to live out doors even whilst staying in town.

The house is distributed over two floors, the downstairs consists of the front door and entrance lobby, WC, bar area and eating area. The bar also has a door that can be opened on to the street to make one feel that one is enjoying the outdoors.

On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and twin bedroom with shared bathroom and bath. The sitting room has two single beds, which double as sofas.

The roof terrace, most certainly the house’s selling point,  has the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The kitchen is a small galley kitchen – no mod cons I am afraid. But with a four hob gas stove and an oven you will still be able to enjoy a delicious dinner on the large shaded, wind-protected terrace at lunchtime or under a starry sky. There are two sun loungers for sun bathing.

A truly special option if you want to be in town.






Price Includes

Bed and Bath linen
Complimentary bottle of wine
Free wifi



Rate per night
July and August
360€ a night (2520€ a week)
Rest of the year 240€ a night

Security deposit 300€
End cleaning 80€ for all bookings

In Detail

Four bedrooms – double ensuite (2 Floor), one twin bedroom and double bedroom (1 Floor).
Bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower
Bathroom on the second floor with shower
Sitting room (with two single day beds)
Kitchen with oven, gas stove and cooking utensils etc.
Bar on the ground floor
Indoor eating area on the ground floor
2 sun loungers

End Cleaning
End cleaning is not included in the cost, it is 80€ for all bookings.  However, in all cases you are responsible for keeping the property and all its contents in the same state of cleanliness, repair and condition as at the commencement of the holiday. The owner reserves the right to make deductions from the security deposit for any extra cleaning, over the number of hours committed to departure cleaning.

Security deposit
There is a 300€ security deposit in the event of any breakages or damage whilst staying at the property, this is refundable on departure if the house is returned in good condition with no damages or breakages.

Booking Terms
50% non-refundable deposit payment due at the time of booking by bank transfer
50% balance should be paid in cash on arrival
We recommend all clients to take out travel insurance for their stay.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions
50% confirmation deposit of booking is non-refundable
50% balance to be paid in cash on arrival
We recommend all clients to take out travel insurance for their stay.

Check-in & out times
Check-in: from 16.00 to 20.00* on arrival date
Check-out: by 11:00 am on departure date
*Arrivals after 20:00 must be advised in advance and agreed by Email with Tarifa Beach Houses.

There is no parking at this property, one can drive close to the house to drop off bags but I would recommend parking the car in a car park outside of the old town.


Please Note
The majority of Tarifa Beach Houses are private homes, the information on the www.tarifabeachhouse.com website is intended as a guide only. We cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information about any property and its facilities or services. Property owners have the right to change decoration as they choose.

Guest Reviews

“What can I say? This place was amazing! The location in the heart of the old city, right next to the church was simply the best. The house/apartment itself was full of character and eccentricities – Sofia told us that the owner refurbished and decorated himself, aiming for different feels in different rooms. This personal touch was definitely evident and made for a fun place to stay. The roof terrace was really nice to relax on, though not suitable when it got windy, or rained (for us only one day from ten). The main kitchen (quite small) and dining area are up here which was lovely in good weather, but I fear would be difficult to utilise in winter. There was a small bar/kitchen downstairs so the day it rained we could at least make toast and tea, though the space down there isn’t big enough for the amount of people this place can sleep. We stayed in April, the week before Easter. This meant we were fortunate to see and hear many Semana Santa processions. We could see it from the roof, or walk 15 seconds out the door and be in the thick of it. The location is easy walk to the best shops and bars in Tarifa, as well as fantastic attractions (such as the castle and city walls walk). As the listing said there is no parking on the property, but we never struggled to find a free street park in the area Sofia recommended. This was about 5 mins walk, but there is a convenient drop-off place much closer where we loaded bags/kids etc… Sofia met us herself on arrival and gave a good tour of the house explaining various bits and pieces. When the Wifi stopped working Sofia was quick to come over and rectify (problem was with the phone company) – we really appreciated her swift assistance. We had a couple of kids in our travelling group, including 3-4yr old toddler, and pre-crawling baby. The place suited us really well for our group, but I would not recommend it for a crawling baby, or a toddler not capable of climbing stairs, as there are a lot and they are quite steep. It was not a problem for us at all, but if you have crawling young ones, or old ones who don’t like stairs then this isn’t your place. We have all decided that we will try and stay here again when we next visit Tarifa!”

“I have already stayed in a lot of apartments in Tarifa, but this one is by far the most beautiful and the best placed with the most beautiful terrace of Tarifa in my opinion. We will come back and think it’s the best and most charming apartment in Tarifa! The welcome was perfect. Thank you”

“The house is so particular, a typical Tarifa-house! Really well located in the center, close to the main church. The roof top is amazing! We had our yoga lessons in the morning, and it was a beautiful experience.”

“Church bells & birds every morning on the amazing roof patio are great.”

“The house is beautifully decorated and centrally located so you can go everywhere on foot as well as shops, restaurants and everything else you need.”

“A really special house, more than just a holiday rental. The space becomes one of the most important of your holiday experiences. Sofia  was very attentive when we had any questions.”

“Very nice house and very well located in the center! Atypical style and very nice roof terrace.”


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