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Homely Villa with Private Pool and Secluded Garden - Mountain and Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, spacious living and dining room with open plan kitchen

Our holiday villa El Cactus in La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Spain - A home from home and only a short drive to the beach and village.

El Cactus is situated in an established residential urbanization on the outskirts of La Herradura and has the advantage of its own driveway for safekeeping of cars. It has a beautiful garden and enticing areas to escape and relax. Having its own pool means that you are completely independent for a quiet escape from the world but the life of the village is only a stone’s throw away! In fact our house is as an approximate 30 minute walk or an easy 10 minute drive from La Herradura village.

Registration Number : CTC-2017005335

Vanessa and Jane
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Vanessa and Jane

Our contact details are: +44 7930 852663 (Vanessa) and +44 7837 442837 (Jane). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.

El Cactus was where our love affair with La Herradura began over thirty years ago. It was our first family home and has stayed an important part of our family since then. We shared many memories of fun times in the sun, from babies taking first tentative steps to barbecue parties round the pool with friends on warm Spanish summer evenings and quiet moments relaxing in the hammock under the trees in the garden. The citrus trees in the garden faithfully bear us juicy breakfast fruits in their season. We even have a mature vine to pick the leaves and make our very own stuffed vine leaves - scrummy. We invite you to share our lovely home - have fun!

Vanessa and Jane purchased this villa in 1980

Why Vanessa and Jane chose Almuñécar

We were drawn to this part of the world because of the beautiful mountains that roll down to the sea hiding the famous white villages in their folds. The area is steeped in history and cultural exchange over the centuries has created a truly special atmosphere which is a million miles away from the famous Spanish holiday scene of further up the coast. Participate in the traditional fiestas that sprinkle themselves across the year creating wonderful moments that will live in your memory forever.

What makes this villa unique

El Cactus provides a wonderful haven to plan excursions into the countryside and surrounding historic cities; Córdoba, Málaga, Granada and Jerez are just a few. For an excursion close to home you can step out of the door and a short climb up the road puts you on a mountain walk. There are also many lovely mountain towns and villages nearby; like Frigiliana, Cómpeta, Otívar and the Alpujarras. Or the nearby seaside towns are fun places to visit in the bustling summer months; Nerja, Almuñécar and Salobreña being the nearest towns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great holiday in the beautiful holiday home El Cactus.

The house is well equipped and has a great location.

Especially the short distance to reach natural beaches and the proximity to Nerja and Frigiliana we really enjoyed.

We'll be back!
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almuñécar in Granada

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Spacious bathroom with combined bath and shower, WC, bidet and double washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds can be converted to a double bed. Both bedrooms have double patio doors leading onto the covered terrace and garden. Central heating for winter and air-con for the summer!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a terrace surrounding the villa with access from each of the rooms. For security the bedroom doors and windows each have wooden shutters and the living area their own metal grills. Each room has heating for the winter and air conditioning for the summer. The villa is set in its own 1000 m2 private garden with mature trees creating secluded areas to relax and enjoy your stay. The large pool is exclusively for our guest to enjoy. You will find sunbathing beds and umbrellas by the pool and built in barbecue - and a hammock under the trees for a quiet siesta! Independent utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board, basin with tap and houses the water boiler which supplies the house with ample hot water. Bath towels and bed linen are provided with the house and are changed before and after your stay. For guests staying longer we can arrange for a weekly maid service however this would be an additional cost settled upon each visit.


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Homely Villa with Private Pool and Secluded Garden - Mountain and Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Charming villa with beautiful garden and a good size pool.

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We spent two weeks in El Cactus and enjoyed everything about it: very tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, lovely sheets, well equipped kitchen and lovely terrass and pool area. Well situated in the town and very good and safe parking. We had a wonderful time and strongly recommend this homely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
81.8 Kilometres
Malaga Airport
Nearest Train
81.8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
La Herradura Bay
Car: necessary

La Herradura is situated within easy drive to three 18 hole courses (Bavieira, Anoreta and Motril) and one 9 hole course (Granada) Imagine a days golf by the sea! Granada has beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. So whilst the golfers spend a happy day on the green everyone else can explore the wonders of Granada - The Alhambra, The Generalife or just a day out in the city.

The Sierra Nevada (once host to the World Championships) offers a beautiful days skiing and only an hour and a half drive away from the house! There is ski school for beginners and fun apres ski bars to unwind in after a good day on the slopes. Right from the top you can see the Mediterranean glinting in the distance!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 June - 31 August
29 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
01 September - 02 November
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
03 November - 14 December
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 December - 11 January
15 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 January - 29 March
12 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 March - 28 June
30 Mar 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 June - 31 August
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Once you have booked your holiday through this site you will receive an email with important information about your stay. We require a 25% deposit payable on booking with the balance payable 30 days prior check in. Please note that the house keys will be ready for collection after 16.00 hours on the day of your arrival and you will need to vacate the property by 10.00 hours on the day of departure. Of course, if you have special requirements then please contact us and we will try to help where we can.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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