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Casa Helen

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Casa Helen is a fully air-conditioned modern town house, with four bedrooms (3 of which have private terraces), a large living and dining area leading to the patio, and an extensive roof terrace. Situated in the seaside town of Conil de la Frontera, on Andalusia's Costa de la Luz, the house is in a well-maintained modern gated complex, with a large communal swimming pool and padel tennis court. The beautiful endless beaches of the Costa de la Luz are 1 km from the house. The house is well-equipped, with a light and airy feel to it. All the bedrooms are a decent size, with the master having an en-suite bathroom. In addition to this, there is the main bathroom, while downstairs there is an additional WC with shower. The main living and dining area seats 8 comfortably at a large table sit...Casa Helen is a fully air-conditioned modern town house, with four bedrooms (3 of which have private terraces), a large living and dining area leading to the patio, and an extensive roof terrace. Situated in the seaside town of Conil de la Frontera, on Andalusia's Costa de la Luz, the house is in a well-maintained modern gated complex, with a large communal swimming pool and padel tennis court. The beautiful endless beaches of the Costa de la Luz are 1 km from the house. The house is well-equipped, with a light and airy feel to it. All the bedrooms are a decent size, with the master having an en-suite bathroom. In addition to this, there is the main bathroom, while downstairs there is an additional WC with shower. The main living and dining area seats 8 comfortably at a large table situated at one side, while the other has comfortable sofas and the TV. This room leads onto the patio, where there is outdoor furniture to allow guests to eat outside in the cool of the evening, or just relax in the sun. In October 2015, an extensive pergola was built over the patio, with sunshade. This greatly enhances the outdoor space, and allows plenty of shade to relax under during the hottest part of the day. Large enough to accommodate a couple of families, or a group of friends, this is a genuine 8 person property, so you won't feel cramped, and there won't be any arguments about who's sleeping in a converted cupboard! The house is cool and comfortable even during the high summer, as the complex sits on a small hill, allowing breezes to prevent the closeness and humidity which properties in other more built-up areas nearby suffer from. The communal swimming pool is 50m from the house. There is a large supermarket less than 10 minutes walk away, where you can by everything you will need for your stay. It has an extensive fresh fish counter (most caught locally), a butcher's counter, a bakery, and everything else you would expect, whether you are entering Masterchef, or just want fresh bread and coffee. The centre of Conil is about 1 km away, a 15 minute walk through the town's vibrant little streets, studded with bars and restaurants all the way. In the centre itself, there is a wide variety of places to eat , drink and shop, with new ones opening up all the time. The town square has been totally renovated, and during the summer evenings, throngs with mostly Spanish families, enjoying the street entertainment, shops and hostelries. No one goes to bed before midnight here! Indeed, the town's clubs only open their doors around midnight. However, Conil is no Magaluf; it is busy and buzzing during July and August, but remains a safe, friendly and hospitable place to holiday at any time of the day, with families very much to the fore. It is particularly popular with the Spanish, who escape the sweltering summer heat in Madrid and Seville to holiday in Conil. The Costa de la Luz is famed for its beaches, and they don't disappoint. Clean, well looked after, and extending for mile after mile, you won't tire of them. Hugely popular with surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers, the water is still very safe, with a very gentle slope into the deeper water at both high and low tides, and no dangerous currents close to shore. Escape the midday heat by lunching at one of the numerous beach bars and restaurants (chiringuitos), where you can eat fish caught that morning while enjoying an ice cold beer or glass of the local white wine. The Spanish stay on the beach until sunset, which is a magnificent spectacle, the sun sliding inexorably below the Atlantic's horizon in the pin sharp light. But there is much, much more to do than visit these spectacular beaches. For the active, you can learn to surf, or kitesurf, or windsurf. 10 km from Conil, Chiclana has a water sports centre where you can hire 2, 3 or 4 man canoes, paddle boards, pedaloes - and even small sailing boats if you know what you're doing. An hour's drive will take you into the sierras, which are all national park. Whatever type of walking you want to do, from a gentle stroll to something challenging, these mountains can provide it. The wildlife is extraordinary as well - eagles, huge buzzards and vultures. You're also close to some very significant and historic cities; Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe, built at the end of a narrow isthmus, Jerez, crucible of sherry - take a tour of one of the bodegas - or Seville, the home of bullfighting and flamenco. If you like your holiday to be busy and active - a search for new experiences, a chance to absorb the local culture, sample local cuisine, visit art galleries and museums, investigate the area's history, sport, architecture - then this part of Spain can meet every one of those expectations. Or you can sit on these superb beaches all day, before returning to Casa Helen, freshening up and enjoying a drink on the patio in the evening warmth before the short walk into Conil for a meal. Outside high season, the climate in this part of Spain is fairly benign all year round. It is normal to still be able to sit on the beach all day - and go swimming - in late October. The area has the highest number of hours of sunshine in Europe. While the weather can get quite stormy during January and February, the next day is likely to be pleasant enough to sit outside a bar and sip a cafe con leche. Many of the shops and restaurants will close between November and March, but there are still plenty open. In short, this is a place you can visit all year round, and have a great break in a lovely house. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VFT/CA/01671More
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About the Owner
Peter C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We spent a fabulous week in Casa Helen in late September 2018. The house is really fantastic, very spacious, clean and very well equipped. The weather was very hot and sunny so we divided our time between the most beautiful nearby beach and the swimming...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank carclaedin
LoveTravel530012, VR Owner at Casa Helen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Thank you, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Remember to book early for next year, we’d be delighted to welcome you back to Casa Helen any time! Peter & Helen

Reviewed 14 July 2016

We (2 adults, boy 9, girl 7) spent two weeks here in July. We were joined by another family of four for a week in the middle. The house is terrific - really spacious, well equipped. Loads of windows facing different directions so good for...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Ciara Q
Management response:Responded 16 July 2016

Ciara, delighted you and your family and friends enjoyed your stay in Conil. It really is a great place to holiday! Regards Peter

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

A group of 8 friends stayed at Casa Helen in June 2014 and we were not disappointed. Peter could not have been more helpful throughout the reservation process and gave us lots of useful info prior to our stay. The apartment itself was spacious, very...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank GilliB10
Management response:Responded 3 July 2014

Really glad you enjoyed your stay, and enjoyed the beautiful town of Conil and its wonderful beaches!

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Date of stay: August 2016
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Water Park Nearby
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Conil de la Frontera is a pueblo blanco (white town) on the Costa de la Luz. The area has only in the last 10 years become known as a holiday destination to tourist outside Spain. As such, it has never been exposed to the over-development and commercialisation which the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca suffer from. The town is very popular with the Spanish, families travelling from Madrid and Seville to escape the searing interior summer heat. The beaches, while very good for water sports, are extremely safe and well-maintained, typically remaining very shallow at both high and low tides, with no dangerous currents near the shore. As such, the area is popular for those with young families. Conil itself is a busy little town during the summer, with numerous bars and restaurants to cater fo...
How to get there
Jerez and Gibraltar are the airports within easiest reach, both being less than an hour's drive. Seville is further, about 90 minutes, but the roads links are good, and are very much better than the average M1 or M25 experience!
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