Casa Santuario

Santuario de la Luz, Tarifa

“Insanely beautiful property and interiors with so many stunning corners. The cabaña by the river was a wonderful spot for reading in the mornings. We absolutely loved our stay at the house and look forward to returning next year!”

Casa Santuario

Ideal for families looking for nature and tranquility.

Property Description

This stunning property in Santuario de la Luz is an example of how sustainable living can be stylish, designer and luxurious. Interiors magazines Elle Deco, Habitania, Casa y Campo, Cote Sud y Marie Claire all testify to this! 

Its Belgian owners have spent the last seventeen years transforming the building and the gardens into a private wonderland. They have maximised on the houses reclusive position in the heartland of the Natural Cork Forest, 2,5 km down a country track (after the beautiful Santuario de la Luz church), and created heavenly views from both indoors and outdoors. Massive scale garden landscaping has created an oasis in the garden and the use of natural and local materials has allowed nature to creep indoors. The result is a peaceful and wholesome home.

A mission statement of sustainability meaning that the majority of the building’s base elements – tiles, beams and doors – have been recycled from older homes. This combined with the neutral tones and recycled furniture gives the house a rustic charm, totally in keeping with its position in the countryside. Casa Santuario blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors with its massive windows, four terraces, outdoor kitchen – this is the ultimate house for the summer months.

On the drive to the house you will encounter lots of scruffy properties, goats, black pigs, horses, mongrels and a few chickens. But at the end of the track you will reach the locked gate for Casa ‘sanctuary’ – a name that suits it perfectly! Immediately you will see the love, hard work and attention to detail; with its cactus lined driveway, horses paddock and tropical garden.

The accommodation includes two separate sitting rooms, one whose focus is the television, and the other, the views and the fireplace. There are three bedrooms; two double bedrooms, the master bedroom being en suite, and one twin bedroom. The second double bedroom also has an office with garden views as seen in the photos. The cosy kitchen and dining room are open-plan and extremely well equipped. The kitchen table will be totally bypassed on your holiday; when the best spot for breakfast and a sundowner is on the expansive roof terrace; at the heat of the day the coolest spots are on the side terraces or covered terrace – that pretty well has all your meals covered!

There is a river that crosses through the middle of the property with banks lined with oleander trees where there is a small shaded terrace, as seen in the photos. Moreover there are plenty of opportunities for walking and at just 10 minutes (not on the property) from the house there is a natural rock pool, ideal for a dip to cool off in the summer and enough to complete your back to nature experience! N.B. The natural pool is exactly that, a natural occurring feature in the countryside nearby.

Facilities & Services

  • All bed linen & bath towels are provided
  • Minimum stay of one week
  • DVD machine
  • Satellite TV
  • Wifi Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Gas Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine & dryer
  • The house works off solar panels and a generator. The hot water is from gas heating. The generator can be started with a simple switch and only needs to be started for the washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, oven, iron or a hairdryer.
  • There is a river that crosses through the middle of the property with banks lined with oleander trees where there is a small shaded terrace, as seen in the photos.
  • External garden shower
  • 8km from Tarifa beaches and 11km from town. 15 minutes in the car.
  • 2.5km down a country track which is passable in any normal car, sports cars are not recommended.
  • Limited mobile phone signal
  • Trampoline in the garden for children
  • Electric gate
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Hammock
  • Mobile phone works in parts of the house
  • Pets on request
  • No smoking in house
  • Extra cleaning can be arranged on request (at an additional cost)
  • Rock pool at 15 minutes walking distance from the property

This property is at the end of a 2,5km country track, not always in the best condition.

Rates & End Cleaning

Price per night
July, August & until the 7th September 360€ a night

End cleaning is included in the cost.  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.


It is essential to rent a car to reach this property, it is located down a 2.5km country track that is unpaved so sports cars are not recommended. We recommend that clients drive slowly down the track as there are farm animals grazing close by and there can be pot holes. 


Guest Reviews

“Stylish, natural home with stunning outdoor space - roof terrace, bbq terrace, riverside terrace; we had the most relaxing and peaceful stay in this beautiful home. ”

Booking Conditions & Contact

From €360 / 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 should be paid in cash on arrival
We recommend all clients take out travel insurance for their stay.

Security deposit
There is a 600€ 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.


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