The sky over Tarifa: The Artist Tarifa, a listed building, is as cosmopolitan as the city itself. A haven of tranquillity amidst the whitewashed, lively streets of the old town, its roof terrace offers views stretching all the way to the mountains of Morocco.
Lined by kilometres of sandy beaches, Tarifa is nestled between two nature parks and the worlds of two continents – a paradise for windsurfers and kitesurfers and the stage of history.
The Artist Tarifa – once the birthplace and home of the painter Agustin Segura Iglesias – is one of the city’s cultural treasures. In 2022, the two-storey building was restored, including the original façade, where the old guard with marble helmet is still enthroned on the corner.
The five sleek double bedrooms, furnished with wood and wicker furniture, and the five corresponding bathrooms are spread over both floors. In between, a spacious glazed patio opens up in the centre of the house, reaching up to the roof.
From the centre of the house, a staircase leads to the first floor, which continues to the roof terrace. Up here, not only is the view of the white city spectacular, on top there is also a plunge pool with salt water.
What to do
Wind and kite surfing at Playa Chica (near the city centre) or the beaches Playa de los Lances, Los Porros, Valdevaqueros, Playa de los Alemanes and Atlanterra, which are also within easy reach, kilometres of walks by the sea, Hiking in the nature parks Los Alcornocales (a mountain area with a huge cork oak forest) or in the species-rich Parque Natural del Estrecho, walking in the footsteps of history - from prehistoric relics to the turbulent Middle Ages and of course enjoying culinary highlights in the numerous restaurants, chiringuitos and tapas bars.
Why we like this house
A house steeped in history, spacious and filled with light, with a fantastic roof terrace.
This house is great for
The house has five double rooms and is suitable for a maximum of ten guests.
Public transport: from Algeciras as well as from Cádiz there are public bus lines to Tarifa, E-mobility: near the house there are five charging possibilities.
|Region||ES – Spain, Tarifa|
|Name||The Artist Tarifa|
|Scenery||In the historic centre of Tarifa|
|Number of guests||Max. 10|
|Completed||Circa 1930s, renovation 2022|
|Design||José Luis Morales García de la Torre, MGT Arquitectos, Barbate (ES); Interior design: Serafín Sánchez, Tarifa (ES)|
|Architecture||Listed building - old, Modern, Old & new|
|Criteria||8+ (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Pool, Sea, Urban, No car needed|
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