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Modern Villa with Magnificent Sea and Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,765 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Double Bedrooms in Secure Gated Community with Pool and Gardens.

The property is a Modern Spanish style house built on 3 levels and exists within a small secure gated community which boasts lovely gardens and a large community pool.

At the front of the property is private parking for 2 cars. Entering the property on the top floor, there is an entrance hall, WC, modern American style kitchen and large lounge. The front of the lounge is fully glazed patio doors opening onto a terrace with seating and occasional table.

The second level down has 3 double bedrooms all with air conditioning and ceiling fans for summer comfort. The Master bedroom has a super-king size bed, en suite and dressing room. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed and the Bedroom 3 has twin beds, or can be made into a super-king double. All bedrooms have patio doors which open onto a part covered terrace and have views of the bay and mountains. The floors throughout the house are marble.

The third level, the ground floor is an apartment used by the owners, a maturing couple keen on sport and travel.

The property nestles on the side of Cero Gordo hill at 145m above sea level with views of the spectacular horse shoe bay and the surrounding mountains. The house stands next to Cerro Gordo Natural Park and the Cabra Montas (Mountain Goats) can often been seen wandering through the Pueblo or sitting on the rocks next to the house.

The lounge and bedrooms all face the bay and the mountains and enjoy the early morning sun as it comes up over the Punta dela Mona which is at the opposite end of the bay to Cerro Gordo.

The lounge terrace is ideal for day dreaming, as you watch the fishing boats near the bay, the sailing boats and cruisers and commercial shipping on the horizon. If you sit there long enough may be fortunate enough to watch the dolphins that sometimes come to play in the bay; the terns diving from great heights to catch fish; the birds of prey hovering. looking for their next meal.

As the day progresses you can watch the surfers, wind-surfers, dingy sailors, dive boats, kayaks and para-gliders all enjoying their sports in the waters and air of the bay.... or you could join them. The bay is the center for Diving in the area and offers tasters and professional courses(PADI). The bay offers some of the best diving along the whole Spanish coast, with its underwater caves and unique seabed which is a protected coastal area.

La Herradura has now re-opened the Castillio as a museum. The Civic Center contains an English Library and has exhibitions of local Art , fitness programmes and other cultural events.

Almunecar has many of the original charms of a Spanish Village. The town is overlooked by its Castle which is high above the town on the rocks above the sea making it secure against the invaders. The Castle is open to the public and has 2 museums, one in the castle and one housed in a cave type setting a few hundred meters away. The castle grounds below show the remains of a fishery and the park is now a festival of trees. Also in this area are the Bird Park and the Aquarium which has many species of local fish and includes a glass walk way under and through the Sharks and Rays.

Nerja is a mix of modern and old offering many restaurants and bars. The center point of activity is either the Balcon de Europa which extends out to sea giving views of the coastline to both the east and west or Tuti Fruti Square if you are looking for nightlife.

Nerja boasts one of the top 10 attractions in Spain - The Caves of Nerja which has the thickest stalagmite column in Europe. The caves, history center and restaurant are well worth a visit. The Coastline for Andalucia has many Torres (towers) and Castles (Almunecar and Salobrena, local).

Away from the coast and within an hours drive are many attractions. The Alhambra was built in 1492 and is linked with the geographical place where it is located: Granada. On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose.

If you like mountains and food the visit the Alpujarras with its craft villages and Trevelez, the center of the Spanish Jamon Industry. The Sierra Nevada is spectacular area with the Sol y Nieve (Sun and Snow) area offering tourists a place for outdoor activities in either summer or winter at a height of 2500 meters. Look up at Mulhacen the highest mountain in mainland Spain at 3482 meters (11424 ft.)

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Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, English Native - All other via Google Translator
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15 July, 2018

About Colin

Gracefully maturing couple, want to rent out 2 top floors of their 3 storey property.

Wishing to live peacefully in the ground floor apartment, when not off touring.

Seek quiet couple for small quiet family to rent top two floors.

Colin purchased this villa in 2002

Why Colin chose Almuñécar

Why this property .. check out the photos and the reviews !

What makes this villa unique

Everyone says it a "Million Dollar View"

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was one of the few occasions when booking a holiday that it turns out to be exactly as described or even better. The villa itself was in excellent condition and every room really does have a fantastic view over the bay of La Herradura. The garden and terrace area of the property were lovely and the extensive shaded terrace on the middle floor was great for eating and the top balcony was lovely at night. The villa pool is more for cooling down and for children to play in but the shared pool is big and very pleasant and was never busy even though we were there in the school holidays. We were amazed to see the deer/goat (we still arent quite sure what they were!) on the hillside next to the villa on several occasions just like in the photos on the website. La Herradura is pleasant enough and has a huge beach but we really like Nerja which is a very atmospheric town with huge choice of bars, restaurants and artesan ice creams. We also liked Almunecar a lot with nice beach restaurants, a castle and authentic old town and fantastic Churrerias. We would also recommend that you explore the tiny roads up into the mountains that dominate the coastline here. We especially liked the little zoo we found one day that was literally on the top of a mountain (Pena Escrita). Frigiliana and Competa are well worth a visit as well - traditional whitewashed towns. Having a car is essential as there is nothing in realistic walking distance in the daytime heat and there isnt a great walking route down to Herradura but it is a short taxi ride away and is more than compensated for by the commanding position of the villa overlooking the bay. A final word about the neighbours who were also looking after the property on behalf of the owner. They were really helpful and very friendly. The only thing that the villa lacked was access to the washing machine which was in the private basement area but the neighbours put the washing in for us to overcome that (lasting a fortnight without a washing machine for a family of 5 is a bit unrealistic and is the one thing we suggest the owner should address!) All in all thoroughly recommended.

Owners Comments: A washing machine was installed in the kitchen at of the beginning 2013. Graham and Family, so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you renting from us again!
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almuñécar in Costa Tropical

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1765 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 is an en-suite bathroom to the Master Bedroom and has a Dressing room. It has toilet; bidet, wash basin and large shower enclosure. Bathroom 2 is the Family bathroom with Toilet; bidet; bath with shower over and wash basin. Separate toilet with wash hand basin Garden: outdoor shower for use with pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms has air-conditioning and ceiling fans. All bedrooms have patio doors opening onto the part covered terrace. The Master Bedroom has a dressing room, en suite bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. The bed is Super King Size. Bedroom 2 has a King Size Bed, built in wardrobes and dressing table. Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds, wardrobe and chest of draws. The 2 single beds can be made into a Super King Double bed by putting them together and using a' topper'. Ask before you arrive if you would prefer this combination.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The top terrace, off the the lounge has 2 reclining chairs as well as a round table, 4 chairs and Sun Shade Umbrella. There is a terrace outside the kitchen. The middle terrace has 2 reclining chairs as well as a table and 6 chairs. The table is undercover and ideal for long lazy lunches during the heat of the day. 2 Sun beds. " beach sun beds, 3 casual chairs Internet Access by WIFI Broadband is available to all rooms.


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Modern Villa with Magnificent Sea and Mountain Views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Frankfurt, Germany

Well equiped, beautiful views, welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

The appartment is as described on the website: Very nice location, beautiful views, very well equipped, calm. The hosts are very welcoming, flexible and attentive but discrete. We already decided to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego

Wonderful accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really loved our week long stay in this wonderful view property! Colin and his wife were very friendly and helpful in every way and the property was clean and very nicely appointed. This is a truly excellent property, in a truly magical location. It is very peaceful with simply stunning views of the bay of La Herradura. We could not have been happier and wish to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks William for your great review. Was nice to have you and the family stay .... you are all welcome back anytime!
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Une maison très agréable et fonctionnelle

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 3 couples d'amis et nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette résidence ; la maison est super bien équipée, spacieuse et bien située (à une heure de Malaga et de Grenade environ). De toutes les pièces et des terrasses, nous avions une vue superbe sur la baie de la Herradura.

Les propriétaires qui habitent le niveau inférieur sont à la fois chaleureux et très discrets et Colin a toujours été disponible pour les quelques questions et aides dont nous avons eu besoin pendant notre séjour.

La piscine communautaire est aussi un plus. Pour les petits achats, la Herradura est bien approvisionnée avec un marché couvert, une boulangerie, et quelques petits (super) marchés ; par contre, la situation de la résidence sur une hauteur nécessite d'avoir une voiture.

Le rapport qualité prix vaut selon nous une bonne note pour cette location.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Superbes vacances

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un superbe séjour en famille à la Herradura. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et chaleureux ainsi que discret.

La maison est très bien équipée, très agréable à vivre, lumineuse et vraiment bien située pour la vue ainsi que le calme. Une location que je recommande ainsi que le lieu.

Merci à Mr & Mrs STAPLEY ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
83 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
La Herradura
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
Motril (Los Moriscos Club de Golf)
Nearest Train
69 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Junction 305 E15/A7 Autovia
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
La Herradura
Nearest Ski
116 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
La Herradura
Car: recommended

Tastefully furnished three-story modern house residing within a beautiful, secure gated-community situated next to a Natural Park. The house boasts panoramic views of the bay and mountains from all levels with its own private pool and garden. All rooms have full air- conditioning and ceiling fans. All rooms have patio doors opening onto terraces over looking the bay.

La Herradura is a typical Spanish village situated within a breathtaking horseshoe bay. It lies between majestic mountains and towns of Nerja and Almunecar. The beach runs the length of the bay with restaurants and bars running along the promenade . Its local market provides daily fresh fish and locally grown vegetables. Plenty of freshly baked bread can be found at the many bread shops within the Village. Local restaurants specialize in many traditional Spanish dishes along with superb tapas a must when visiting Spain. Nerja is a lively and beautiful tourist town. Almunecar a popular Spanish beach resort. Weekly markets in Nerja and Almunecar. 15 min drive from mountain village of Frigliana. 1 hour from Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra Mountains & Granada,.5 min from Marina Del Este, a small sailing port.

The Historical City of Malaga is only a 45min drive where you will find many tourist attractions along with the famous Picasso Museum. A guided bus tour of the town offers stops at some 20 points of interest from the old castle, the Port and the fish restaurants of the Malaga Beach.

La Herradura has a Diving centre, water sports ,horse riding, mountain biking, golf and walks,or just a beautiful place to chill out with its stunning scenery boasting 320 days of glorious Spanish sunshine a year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almuñécar, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning Fee £44.16
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

Electricity is charged at the rate of 0.25€ per unit used, as read from the meter, and is paid locally.
It is not included in the rental so that you only pay for what you use! We find that this is the fairest way for You and Us !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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