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NOMAD'S RETREAT *** private heated infinity pool & hot tub *** splendid sea view

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, heated private infinity pool and hot tub, sleeps 8 - 10

NOMAD'S RETREAT, unique secluded paradise overlooking the Mediterranean

A truly stunning, traditional & unique Cortijo (old country mansion) on the beautiful & unspoiled Costa Tropical of southern Spain.

The house is a traditional cortijo (old country house) which I have sympathetically re-modeled in a traditional Spanish style ... stone walls, tiled floors, a wonderful thatched roof in the dining/sun room with many fine features not usually found in modern-built properties, such as the large open fire in the lounge. There are full-height opening doors and windows with shutters throughout the house giving plenty of ventilation, and each bedroom has a ceiling fan ... the property also stands in lush tropical gardens with large, mature trees giving a shady canopy over the house ... all these features make the property cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The pool, hot tub and leisure area are accessed by some steps, but there is ramped access to this area for those with less mobility. But as this all can be heated it is an all year pleasure zone'

We have internet too ... so even if you have a little work to do on holiday you can .. relaxing by the pool!!

Pool can be heated to 28 °C!

The Costa Tropical is the most beautiful region on the Spanish Costas. Historical stone look-out towers sit along the coast line, where messages were once sent to Granada to guard this "special place”. It's very lush and green, most trees that grow here are tropical - palms, mangoes, avocados, pomegranates, bananas etc ... hence the name Costa Tropical ! Luckily for us this is an area has not been ruined by over development. It's an unspoiled dreamy, laid-back place ... the people are truly warm, helpful and friendly. Even to this day it is not unusual to see farmers walking down the streets or plowing the fields with oxen, donkeys or anything else that they can get their hands on!!!! One of the really special things about the area is that it is clean and safe, particularly for the children. The locals adore children and they are welcomed wherever they go, even in local restaurants late in the evening. The nearest beach to Nomads Retreat, just below Alfa Mar, is a lovely 10min walk or a couple of minutes by car. There, the cove is quiet and peaceful, the beach is somewhat stony, but the rock pools are a great source of enjoyment and adventure for the children, catching crabs & fishing. The sea there is a great place for snorkeling and water sports. Nowhere better to spend a lazy lunchtime, than in the cove's little "Tapas" bar whilst watching the dolphins!

Salobrena & Almunecar (Only 10mins drive to either one)

Both historic towns are very pretty, white-washed houses; old town shopping areas & restaurants; Moorish castles, lovely narrow streets to saunter through in the balmy evenings. There are local National parks with deer, wild boar & breath taking views. Shops & supermarkets etc for your every need with some excellent places to eat & drink! The beaches there are sandy and have Tropical "Chiriniguitos" where BBQ or a cocktail can be served to you with sand under your feet!

Almunecar has a beautiful water park overlooking the Mediterranean with slides, pools, etc. Large tropical gardens, restaurants, entertainment, face painting & fun things for the children. Whilst they play safely you can relax with a drink under a palm tree! Full day only €13 (£8.50) half day €7 (under £5) There is also a tropical bird sanctuary under palm trees just below the castle.

The Waterfalls

This is another one of my favorite places to visit, not many people seem to know about this paradise! Clean, clear, water melting from the Sierra Nevada where two rivers meet. It is a lovely hour's drive through a cherimoya plantation, through the mountains & two small villages. Once there, you will not want to leave, children and adults can dive into deep limestone rock pools. I like to sit in the shallow cascading fall & pools, it's better than a Jacuzzi !. Plus spectacular scenery and wildlife (there are always deer to be seen). Take a picnic and cross the swing bridge over one of the waterfalls above a wonderful green valley, which was once a river bed, now filled with exotic trees & flowers and incredible rock formations and trickling streams. Amazing!

The Alpujarras (About 1hrs drive from Nomads Retreat)

Winding mountain roads taking you through forests passing natural springs and caves to just below the Sierra Nevada (Ski Area) where there are pretty white washed villages selling local handy-craft, woven rugs, cured hams, locally collected honey, organic cheese & the famous rich olive oils, not forgetting the wonderful and inexpensive wines. One can spend a full day exploring this region eating tapas & local specialties, tasting the local wine and just taking in the views!

Nerja Caves are spectacular, and have the largest stalagmite (or is that a nite!) in Europe - well worth a visit.

During the winter months there is much to do & see in the area ... you can enjoy a morning skiing in the Sierra Nevada...just an hour or so away...& get back in time to watch the sun go down enjoy a cocktail on the terrace by the ocean. Visit the fascinating city of Granada...learn some of Spain's rich history & culture … browse the museums & the amazing Alhambra palace. Or pop down to the millionaire's playground that is Puerto Banus.... & see how the other half live!

And having done all that ... one can just laze by the private pool ... watching dolphins, playing in the distant Mediterranean from the luxury of Nomads Retreat! (which is ... MY particular favorite thing to do!)

More Details

About Us

Michaela Bischoff
Flugfrosch Holiday Villas
Merkenicher Hauptstrasse 231, Michaela Bischoff
50769 Köln / Cologne
VAT Reg NoDE232369437

Property Manager
Flugfrosch Holiday Villas
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

' A Great time and very relaxing, just what we needed' Mr & Mrs Cunningham, Maidstone Kent

' Picking fruit straight from the trees, glorious' Mrs Walker, St Nicklaus Wales

' We have enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home and have already booked to return next year with our grandchildren' Mrs & Mrs Strumm, Sweeden

' We have loved staying here, the villa was outstanding and the Paella cooked for us was wonderful!' Woods Family, Windsor

'A real taste of traditional Spain, Loved it' Mr & Mrs Cole, Bexley Kent

' Very relaxing and have recharged the batteries. we will be back very soon' Mr Parker, Cowfold East Sussex
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Salobreña around the Costa Tropical

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double
    Bedroom3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Double + 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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NOMAD'S RETREAT *** private heated infinity pool & hot tub *** splendid sea view
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews
New York City, NY, USA

Heavenly Perch

  • 5 of 5

Sitting by the pool, enjoying the sun and the incredible 5-mile view in both directions, I could not believe it was all real and mine to enjoy. What a glorous place in the sun for a vacation. The house itself is lovely. We enjoyed cooking in the generous and well equipped kitchen and grilling outside. Even though I am a die hard tourist, I found the allure of Nomad's Retreat irresistible and spent much of the week revelling in its unique joys.

Kate and Stephen are generous, caring hosts. They answered our questions and are a joy to have around. We parted as friends and I really hope to spend time with them in the future. Hey Kate, join me in Miami some time at my place at the Shelborne!!

And to top it all off there is the 46' yacht, The Optimist. What a fabulous boat and what a great afternoon we had on it. She was masterfully handled by Stephen, a Captain I would willingly set out to sea with. Kate provided a lovely repast and there were drinks aplenty.

At the week's end I really did not want to leave and return to reality. What a sweet, sweet retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind and lovely words all the way from the USA ... we feel very honoured to meet such wonderful people from all parts of the World. It is so important to us here at Nomad's Retreat that our standards are high and our guests can relax and enjoy themselves. When we receive such lovely reviews, we know we have achieved our goal. So thank you Susan and Oliver, Dale and Jerry, Diane & Clem ... we also hope to visit you in Florida soon.
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True Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Kate is awesome. She’s such good people. Her house was immaculate and had a great vibe. We had two families with two toddlers and she made sure we had cribs and high chairs.

I’ve used a ton of Homeaway and Airbnb rentals and Kate is the reason why those services exist. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. She has countless reviews that are all positive.

I highly recommend The Nomad Retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You’re one in a million yourself Scott ! .. thank you so much for your kind words. It’s important to me that my guests feel the tranquility & peace they need to reshresh the soul ❤️
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we thought we had died and were in "heaven", the villa Nomads Retreat, the gardens, the fabulous pool was ALL incredible, The villa is much more spacious than the photos show plus the pool too is generous in size. Kate made us feel very special always making sure everything was as good as it could possibly be. She even pulled a few strings as we especially wanted a week that had been booked by another client, due to my 60th birthday and my son's 30th birthday. - absolute STAR of a lady. We had more fun than I ever thought possible. A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Kate for making our dream come true.

Teresa and John

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thank you so much, how kind of you to write a review for me. I´m missing you lovely people already, Hugs very big ! Stay well & happy you all xxx
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Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 weeks. Not a single problem the whole time. House is lovely. Solitude is wonderful. Kate is Fantastic! Local area fun to explore. Markets for fresh food nearby in Salobrena, Motril, Almunecar. Laid back and more..........Many thanks Kate for a lovely visit and finding a new friend in the south of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay ... & thank you for your thought and kindness. I am over the moon that Nomads gave you both what you needed!... much love J & MA .. for sure we will be in touch soon... miss U2 x
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Great villa and great hostess

  • 5 of 5

Arrival date 18/07/2015 2 week stay

We enjoyed everything about the villa and the view from the pool is just stunning. The girls enjoyed their early morning yoga and pilates sessions by the pool.

Kate was the perfect hostess and could not do enough to make our stay perfect, with advise on places to vist, local shops and all the other things only a local would know about.

Highlights of the trip were Granada, local tapas down on the local beach, picking fresh lemons of the trees for a G&T, water fights with the kids around the pool and the local water falls and lagoons, really is a must for the young at heart. Who's brave enough to do the 35 foot jump into the lagoon? And not to forget a BBQ and a few drinks on the veranda over looking pool and the Med.:)

I loved my stay here and Kate, I look forward to another visit some time soon.

Thanks Kate

all the best


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tony !! Your heart is as big as you are ( & thats big for all of you reading!) Wow !! Did you do that jump at the waterfall ? I have to say .. I am the lucky one here, meeting such a happy fun family... Not forgetting lovely Helen, Claire & Tim. Thanks for coming and enjoying life to the full. For sure we will meet again guys .. how can I ever forget you all.x.
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A fabulous week

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say a big thank you for last week. Nomad’s is just the perfect place. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and left on Saturday refreshed and invigorated. And are still feeling buzzy despite EasyJet!

You have a wonderful place there, you’ve made it a real home and made us feel really welcome. Thank you. The girls just adored their cave room so thank you for making it special for them. For me I loved the quiet mornings, to make a coffee and chat to Jo on the little veranda outside of the kitchen. We watched the doves doing their mad circling and all landing one by one on the telegraph wires in the next field, wobbling a bit, but not falling off. We also did spy the eagle, but luckily not at the same time as the doves. The gardens and flowers around the villa are just glorious. You’ve put in an enormous amount of work into the place and it is really paying off. But you were right. A week wasn’t sufficiently long enough.

Wish you and your family well Kate. Hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, Jo & girls, Thank you for coming to visit nomad ... I will miss my cabbage soup girls!! After that long hike ... I bet the eagle was looking down on you skinny mini´s ... licking his lips!. Best wishes always, Hugs, Kate x
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Málaga and Granada
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Nomad's Retreat is a Mediterranean Dream ... situated very close to Salobreña, a charming traditional white washed town which clings to the hillside of a large out crop of rock looked over by a Moorish Castle. Surrounded by fruit orchards and sugar cane fields, this town and the surrounding areas offer everything visitors could wish for ... rich history and culture dating back over 4000 years to ancient burial sites and Moorish Castles.

Other Activities: Yacht charter, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, Kite surfing, Jet skiing

Golf: Los Moriscos Golf Course - Motril 10 minutes distance from Salobreña; Granada Golf Course - Granada 45 minutes distance from Salobreña; Málaga Golf Course - Málaga 60 minutes distance from Salobreña.

Ski: * SUN & SKI !!!--------Skiing around an hour way!

Sierra Nevada - Sol y Nieve ski resort, Spain's most renowned skiing paradise, lies at a 1h drive from Salobreña. From December til May, these mountains offer 75km of spectacular slopes for all skiing levels.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Salobreña,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn + Winter 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2019
8 Jan 2019 - 2 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2019
3 Apr 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
18 Jun 2019 - 9 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn + Winter 2019
10 Sep 2019 - 7 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2020
8 Jan 2020 - 2 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2020
3 Apr 2020 - 17 Jun 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2020
18 Jun 2020 - 9 Sep 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn + Winter 2020
10 Sep 2020 - 7 Jan 2021
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2021
8 Jan 2021 - 2 Apr 2021
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.41

* arrival time: 17:00 departure time: 10:00
* email for special offers during low season!
* please note prices are listed in euros not £'s sterling
* my prices include all bed-linen, towels, final cleaning & laundry
* winter prices include open fire central heating (logs)
* email for special prices for stay of 3 weeks+

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