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Charming casa in Salobrena's old town with stunning views of the med & mountains

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5-bedroom 3-storey house in a cozy village w 2.5 bathrooms, wifi and terrace

Escape with friends or family to a local Andalucian town, with sweeping views of the sea and the Sierra Nevadas. You'll find our bright and airy casa for 6 people full of charm, in a quaint village of white houses and bougainvillea.

Our casita is located in the heart of the whitewashed hillside village of Salobrena. This is a wonderful place to experience local Andalucian life.

We are based in Sweden full-time and come here for sun, ski, tennis, golf, seafood, flamenco and the warmth of the locals! We feel right at home here and hope you do too.

Some details about the house. It has four bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms (one on each floor), and sleeps 6, and possibly 8 if some in the group are children.

We have kept the space as bright and airy as possible. All furniture is new and the interior is stylishly decorated with neutral colors but with lots of Spanish touches.

The house itself is located just below the main square in the old town and next to the charming Al Haja tavern. Cars selling bread, vegetables, fruit and eggs pass by in front of the casa during the week - all fresh from the local farmlands of the Costa Tropical. A lady in our village looks after the casa and we ask that you pay her locally for the prep and cleaning (about 85 euros for 5 people). She can also be of help on site if there are urgent issues.

As you enter the house, you will find one bedroom on the ground floor with two twin beds which looks onto a small square. On the next floor is a brightly lit living room which gets flooded with sun in the morning. It has a large dining table and a balcony perfect for long breakfasts as you watch people in the village pass by below. On the same floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen which was remodeled in 2014 and a washing machine, plus a bedroom with bunk beds. Another floor up, you have two more bedrooms - the master with a double bed (160cm x200), a balcony with stunning views of the coast and a lighthouse, and another bedroom with two foldout single beds. Follow the spiral stairs up top and you have the roof terrace, which has 180 degree views of the mountains and sea and catches sun all day. Here you have sun chairs, a table with chairs, a bbq, a small fridge to keep your beer and wine chilled and lots of potted olive trees!

Internet access is important to us, so we have secured good Wifi throughout the house (incl the roof terrace). There are also speakers for computers/mobiles and a TV/DVD with some international channels.

Our casita is located 10 min by foot from the beach and a one hour drive to Granada where you can visit the world-famous Al Hambra or head on up to the slopes for skiing at Europe's most southerly ski resort!

More Details

Mia Shanley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Mia Shanley

I am a California girl (with Taiwanese roots) living in Stockholm with my Swedish husband, Tomas. This part of the Mediterranean reminds me a lot of California, which is probably one reason for falling so much in love with this part of the world! I am an avid traveler, a journalist and a foodie. I avoid tourist traps and seek out local flavor anywhere I go.

Mia Shanley purchased this house in 2011

Why Mia Shanley chose Salobreña

Mu husband and I hunted for the perfect vacation home to escape from the long Swedish winters. We stumbled upon Salobrena and fell immediately in love with its beauty, charm and authenticity. We love everything about this house and come here to unwind and soak in the sun.


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Car: recommended

In the old town, we love La Traviesa for its gorgeous modern food with fabulous views and flamenco (Mondays) and Pesetas for its fish stew. Head to Martin's for a cold beer or Alhaja next door for a mojito or Malaga wine. On the beach, do not miss La Bahia's paella and fried baby squid - yum! Granada is only 45 minutes away and offers the incredible Alhambra palace. Wander the winding streets of Albaycin and then head for some tapas on Calle Navas.


Salobreña House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming casa in Salobrena's old town with stunning views of the med & mountains
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
still in Spain but normally Ireland

Great house with fantastic views in Salobrena old town

  • 4 of 5

This is a really good, spacious house in the heart of the old town of Salobrena. The big pluses were the views from the roof-top patio and the location within a couple of minutes walk of a fabulous little bar (10 metres!!) several restaurants, bakeries and the town square (100 metres). The house was very well furnished and equipped and had loads of space. The beds were comfortable and the place was absolutely safe and secure. When you go to the old town of Salobrena, you get a real sense of authentic Spain with Spanish very much the dominant language and you even have a daily visit to the little square in front of the house from the breadman and a visit a couple of times a week from an egg lady.

The only real down-side was the parking situation. The streets are incredibly narrow and it can be very difficult to get parking near the house. There's no air-con but this wasn't a particular problem for us as there was a good breeze through the house and we didn't get a particularly hot week. This could be a bit of a problem for some people if the weather was very hot. We couldn't get the tv to work no matter what we tried but, to be truthful, we weren't at all worried about this. The wifi in the house was excellent.

All in all, we'd highly recommend a stay in this house.

Michael and Maeve and family (Ireland)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Buscábamos un alojamiento tranquilo pero que nos pudiésemos mover sin coche. Este ha sido estupendo. Todo es como se indica en el anuncio y la comunicación con los dueños ha sido permanente y muy fluida. No le podemos poner ningún pero a la estancia. Esperamos volver a disfrutarla en el futuro.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Una casa con encanto

  • 5 of 5

Un sitio encantador y situado en una zona espectacular. La terraza quita el aliento, es una pasada. Una casa moderna y a la vez clásica, con personalidad, donde no falta de nada para pasar unas vacaciones de 10. El comedor me ha gustado mucho por que es muy espacioso, y nuestro dormitorio arriba no se quedaba atrás. Al lado está la plaza del antiguo ayuntamiento, donde hay un restaurante llamado La Botica en el que se come muy bien, y son muy enrrollaos. Felicidades y gracias Mia!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Splendid casa in a magnificient little town

  • 4 of 5

The house is so nice, so well furnished and equipped, and has an extraordinary feature: its roof top terrace! The view is breath-taking!

The rooms are very nice, and so are the washrooms and the kitchen is simply wonderful!

If you are driving, you will need to have a small car and be careful since the streets are very narrow, but it also adds to the charm of this city build on a little mountain. Well located between Malaga and Granada. The residents are very nice.

There are also excellent restaurants near-by the house.

It can become a little warm in the house if the weather is hot, and the villagers are sometimes a little noisy. But a wonderful overall stay.

Thank you very much Mia for your hospitality, and all the infos and recommendations. It has been a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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una semana perfecta ¡!

  • 5 of 5

El descanso, paz y tranquilidad que buscábamos es lo que encontramos en esta fantástica casa en Salobreña. Gracias Mia ¡!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Una casa con mucho encanto , muy amplia pese a las cuestas que tiene el pueblo y pendientes hemos

  • 4 of 5

Hemos estado muy a gusto toda la familia , la propietaria es muy atenta

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

There is a preparation and cleaning fee which is paid to a lady in our village who looks after our casa and will assist you upon check in and check out. She charges around 10 euros an hour so the fee will vary depending on the size of your group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.