Casa el Frances

Historic Old Town

“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 – apparently 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 and the main kitchen and dining area are up here were lovely”.

Casa el Frances

REF: VT/CA/05389
Ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a colourful and vibrant property in the Historic Old Town.

Property Description

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 rooftop kitchen, with fabulous eating area, is so suited to the Tarifa summer and allows one to live outdoors even whilst staying in town.

The house is distributed over three floors, the downstairs consists of the front door and entrance lobby, WC, bar / kitchen 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 is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which share a bathroom. The sitting room has two daybeds for any overflow and beyond the double bedroom there is a snug room with a single bed.  

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 sunbathing.

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

Facilities & Services

  • Four bedrooms – double ensuite (2 Floor), two twin bedrooms and  one double bedroom (1 Floor).
  • Bathroom on the first floor with bath and shower
  • Bathroom on the second floor with shower
  • Kitchen with oven, gas stove and cooking utensils etc.
  • Bar / kitchenette on the ground floor
  • Indoor eating area on the ground floor
  • 4 sun loungers
  • Wifi
  • Bed and Bath linen
  • Complimentary bottle of wine



There are lots of stairs at this property so not recommendable for people with mobility issues or crawling babies or toddlers.

Rates & End Cleaning

Price per night
July and August 360€
Rest of the year 240€
3 nights minimum stay

End cleaning is not included in the cost and is 80€ for all bookings.  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.


This property is easy to access, however there is no parking close to the house one can drive nearby to leave bags. The closest public parking is 500m from the house, just outside of the old town. 

Guest Reviews

“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.”

Booking Conditions & Contact

From €240 / night

Check-in & Check-out

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.

Booking Terms

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

Cancellation Terms

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

Enquiry Form

Formulario de contacto