Finca El Sueño

Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz

Idyllic self-catering just up from the coast with shade for BBQs and a fenced pool for kids. The cortijo is fabulous, the beaches are lovely


20 beds


13 bedrooms


Sleeps 26


When summer’s heat hits Andalucia’s ‘Coast of Light’, you’ll relish a siesta in these charmingly simple country cottages just minutes inland, near whitewashed Vejer de la Frontera. On eight acres of ecologically managed estate – some of it down on the river flats – are four white open-plan casitas with big sofas on terracotta floors, bright kitchen tiles under high wood ceilings, wood-burners for cool nights, and all you need to keep small children happy. Swim in the safely fenced pool, barbecue in the shade of trees and climbing vines, stroll the Citrus Walk or relish the heady breath of ornamental herb gardens. If you’re feeling flush, rent the more luxurious cortijo for eight, with its two sitting rooms and open fires, its four-poster beds and great double-ended baths. It has its own panoramic pool, with bar and terrace, and gazes down to a water meadow teeming with nature. Tear yourself away to long soft sand beaches that are virtually empty until noon, go horse-riding, hire a bike or take a whale-watching tour; you could even pop over to Tangier. Rob and Juan, the two friendly caretakers, are full of helpful advice.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Escape to warm sunny days with miles of golden beaches, outdoor activities & wildlife adventures; explore Andalucian history & culture, shops & markets; enjoy fresh local food & delicious restaurants.

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €395
Damage deposit
€From €100 for Almendra to €500 for Cortijo
1 Cottage for 2
From €601 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 6
From €1055 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From €1055 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €903 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From €2806 beds4 bedrooms


Beautiful peaceful private estate close to perfect sandy beaches and charming villages. Great holiday with 2 small children

Una, Scotland

We've just returned from an absolutely wonderful stay at Alcornoque Casita with our two young children. It was absolutely gorgeous and we loved afternoons by the pool followed by evening BBQs on the terrace in our lovely garden. The local beaches are simply stunning - miles and miles of untouched golden sand which took our breath away. The local town of Vejer was beautiful with lots of fabulous restaurants. We had a really relaxing stay and are already planning to go back next year.


Great family holiday. Stayed in the spacious 2 bed Mimosa with my 2 year old son. Toddler friendly with all the things you need for a little one (cot, chair, potty, etc). Great to have lovely grounds to run around plus the play area and pool became essential daily routines! Really beautiful beaches close by, and the town of Vejer great fun to run around. Relaxing quiet spot. Hardly heard the other 3 families staying at the time; but managed to get the kids together at the end of our week. Perfect if you've got kids and are happy to self cater and want somewhere to totally chill out.


We had a wonderful holiday here with our nearly-3-year old. Casa Pimienta was very well equipped, beds comfortable, lovely cross breezes even in the heat. We loved the privacy of the gardens but also the chance to meet other families by the pool. Wendy house, slides, swings were much used too! Lots of fantastic beaches nearby with great lunch options. Loved Vejer and fish market at Barbate, El Palmar and Zahara. We're going back next year!

Fiona, London

We had a lovely few days staying at El Sueno. The hosts were very helpful providing lots of information on the area, directions to the finca, places to shop etc. We stayed in Almendra and it was so quiet and peaceful. There were other people about although we didn't really see anyone and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The house is equipped with everything you need and is comfortable and clean. It's situation is lovely and the pool area was also very nice. We would like to return sometime as there is so much to see in the surrounding area. Good value.


This was a charming place to stay while discovering the Costa de Luz. If this place is available, take it!!


The cottage and its surroundings were the perfect setting for an incredibly relaxing holiday, it really couldn't have been any better. We had everything we needed for a really comfortable stay, everything had been organised so thoughtfully, from the blankets on the sofa, the sun loungers on our terrace that stayed sunny in to the evening and the swimming pool that had the perfect balance of sun and shade and was protected from the wind on the one windy day we experienced! A very useful book of recommendations was provided covering everything from when the baker arrives to the best beaches.


My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week over the summer and I can honestly say we had one of the best holidays of our lives. The casitas are perfect for a couple - you have the privacy of a villa but the comfort of a B&B. The views are spectacular and your are moment away from Vejer, Barbate and some of the best beaches in the world - wild and unspoilt. The hosts are warm and welcoming and will do everything to accommodate you. This is escapism, culture, natural beauty and peace - all in one. Go!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sean and Tanya MacRae

  • Some of the best undeveloped beaches on the Costa de la Luz are minutes away, from wide sandy family beaches to mud baths & secret coves. Explore the coast between the seaport of Tarifa to cultural Cadiz - Bolonia with Roman ruins & sand dune is a must.
  • Tailor-made cookery courses, catering & shopping services in all houses - with full catering option in Cortijo. Local wine & sherry tasting, as well as delicious tapas tours too. Bountiful fresh ingredients available in local daily markets & restaurants.
  • Just 15km from North Africa, this is a unique corner of Spain. Savour a wealth of history & culture on your doorstep - visit one of the 265 regional ferias & carnivals, or explore the architecture of Jerez & Seville. Tangiers, Morocco is an easy day-trip.
  • Sample the wares of a bodega; escape to the hamman baths, relax with massage or yoga; treat yourself to a handwoven shawl, leather bags, basketware, Moroccan ironwork & bright pottery; brush up on your language skills or even try some authentic Flamenco.
  • Tucked into a protected Natural Park, guests can enjoy cycling & walking right from the front gates - or go horseriding along the beach. Montenmedio with its 18 hole golf course, renowned NMAC art centre & equestrian events is just a few minutes walk away.
  • With its milder Winter climate, shake off the chilly blues & enjoy the great outdoors! Try wind & kite surfing, or raptor/birdwatching with a local guide. Go whale & dolphin watching, or even take a nature safari through Donaña Park by 4x4 jeep or boat.