Meerlust - Las Ballenas

Los Caños de Meca, Cádiz
+34 630 605662
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€190 - €240
per night
€1330 - €1680
per week

Come for pristine beaches, long walks to Barbate, sea views, whale watching trips and serene suites


2 places


Each sleep 2

Pets welcome

€190 - €240 per night

€1330 - €1680 per week

The Experience

You follow a dusty track through fragrant pine forests (catching sea glimpses) to a building fringed with bougainvillea, frangipani and crunchy gravel paths. Two suites, one upstairs sleeping two and one downstairs for maximum four (with a sofa bed), have Art Deco walnut furniture, Havana art, feather beds, linen curtains and photo art; bathrooms sport antique mirrors and opaque glass bricks.

You’re surrounded by nature with stunning views to the sea and Cape Trafalgar’s lighthouse. Kitchens have all you need for holiday cooking, including a dishwasher – take meals on your own private terrace or wander through verdant gardens to the pool for a refreshing dip.

Colette leaves you plenty of basics plus homemade marmalade and a bottle of wine. Find books and WiFi throughout in case you’re inside, but otherwise this is an outdoorsy sort of place for those who love nature, the sea and peaceful Andalusian countryside. Ease yourselves into a slower way of life.

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We think you'll love

  • Being immersed in such glorious nature
  • Taking a walking tour along the beach, along the cliff paths or in the pine forest
  • Cycling the 25km along a peaceful path from Barbate to Conil – Colette can drop you at the cycle hire shop
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You should know

  • It's a fairly remote spot so you'll need a car
  • Colette is happy to collect shopping for you (€30 service fee)
  • Most of the locals only speak Spanish but Colette can help you make reservations or direct you to places of interest


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from €190
Weekly price
from €1330
Extra bed/sofabed available €360 per person per week.
2 Suites for 2
From €1901 bedroom


Special offer: Are you ready for Summer? We offer a special 20% short term discount on published prices for our remaining availabilities in July 2024

Booking information

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From 4pm
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Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Extra sofa beds available up to 2 people. Singles €1197-€1512.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


What a wonderful place. Colette greeted us and after a long drive, the wine on arrival was very welcome! A lovely garden where we were fortunate enough to see a chameleon, attractive pool (even possible to use in November) and a dog we really didn't want to say goodbye to! Colette introduced us to a whale and dolphin watching trip run by FIRMM (worth looking at – very ethical and a highlight of the holiday). We will definitely return.

Sally, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Outside of July and August this is a very peaceful place with glorious beaches. It's an 8km drive to Barbate for a lively daily market or to have a traditional Andalusian breakfast. There are good restaurants in season in Los Caños de Meca (2km) and El Palmar (6km), all year in Barbate (8km), Conil (15km), and Vejer de la Frontera (18km.) Watch whales, surf at El Palmar, try flamenco in Jerez.

Local points of interest from Colette Bastin

  • Come to our famous Andalusian Ferias and Fiestas! One of the most beautiful and famous is the "Feria del Caballo" in Jerez, the horse fair.
  • Go horseback riding along the pristine beaches, through fragrant pine forest and blooming fields, relax in the large garden, in a hammock, at the pool, or while enjoying a professional massage under the olive trees.
  • Go whale watching in the Strait of Gibraltar, surfing in El Palmar and diving in Tarifa.
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Atlantic, at least from May until October.
  • Visit the famous white villages of Andalusia nearby, go hiking and golfing nearby, or go sightseeing and shopping in Cadiz, Europe's oldest town.
  • We are 1 hour by car to Jerez airport, 2 hours from Seville and Gibraltar and 2h20 from Malaga.


Colette Bastin

Colette, a former airline manager, is a natural host and very warm and friendly. She masterminds beach clean-ups, lectures on sustainable fishing and is an accomplished photographer – she can organise a photo shoot for you on the beach. She's also happy to help with shopping and lifts given a bit of notice.