LivingTarifa - our local rental team
David & Jan - Owners - La Tortuga I, Tarifa
David & Jan - Owners - Tarifa
We are a curious blend - total opposites who have shared life's challenges for over 45 years. We live in England but love to be in Tarifa when possible.
Having travelled to many parts of Europe and around the world, we decided to find a little place of our own in the sun. After a lot of searching, we eventually visited Tarifa in Andalucía, Southern Spain and fell in love with the place. It had just the right mix of people, culture, sport, nature and relaxation.
Being right on the beach, in a small development with a shared pool and well maintained garden area was just what we wanted. Finally, in spring 2004, we got our 'Copia Simple' documents and started renting out our property - La Tortuga I.
In 2014, we refurbished the studio to create a better layout with a new tiled floor, new kitchen area and a full height bathroom. In 2018, we fitted a new front door, updated the sofabed and changed the layout to provide more living space. In 2021, after being locked down in the UK, we upgraded the bed and redecorated the whole studio. We also updated the terrace furniture and the dining table / chairs. In late 2022, we completely renovated the bathroom including new shower, sink, mirror, toilet, window, tiling and lighting.
Do enjoy your stay in our studio. If there is anything you would like to know or want to suggest - then please speak to our local team (LivingTarifa).
We were the proud owners of a limited edition Piaggio Ape Calessino tuk tuk, which we enjoyed driving round the old town or down to one of the many nearby beaches. After five years of fun, she moved to Arcos de la Frontera near Jerez in 2016.