Casa Shalimar is situated on the edge of the sleepy fishing village of La Herradura on the Costa Tropical, the warmest part of southern Spain. It is 70km east of Malaga in the province of Granada. Park at the top and then walk down many steps to the gates to the house. Open the front door and you are greeted with the feeling of being on a boat as all you can see is the Mediterranean. Change into your costume and jump from the rocks or use the steps into the sea. Snorkel and dive in the clear blue sea. It's claimed galleons from the Spanish Armada sank nearby and many divers search the seabed for gold coins. The house has lovely terraces overlooking the bay and a picturesque infinity pool. The property nestles on the rocks and is totally secluded. One can watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy hours of snorkeling from the luxury of one's own house. Casa Shalimar is decorated in an eclectic, shabby-chic style,the house has been designed to a comfortable home not a show home.
- Villa5597 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay4 nights
Villa in La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Spain - Peaceful and private with an Infinity pool
- english, swedish, danish, norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 2, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect location. Beautiful house...don’t miss it
We’ve stayed in many many places. This one is just incredible. The house is beautifully done. It has all of your necessities (which is critical when you’re getting in late and need some TLC). They even stocked the house with a welcome package...milk, coffee, bread, tomatoes, cheese, wine!
6 of us stayed here comfortably. Best part? Being lulled to sleep by the waves each night.
Thank you so much Melissa! So happy that you love my house - I invested lots of money in renovating it all up - so this positive feedback means a lot to me. All the best, Louise
Wonderful house, beautiful location. Definitely lived up to the pictures, and then some. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
Thank you for you nice review.
Happy new year x
Wow, just fabulous. One of the most beautiful places I have been to. And, the proximity to the sea!
We took a day trip to Tangier, via Tarifa,which was a highlight for everyone in my family. Hire Aziz Saint Laurant as your private guide in Morrocco, he is #1!
Thank you Claire for sharing your lovely home!❤️
Thank you for your lovely review.
I am very glad you had fun.
What a good idea to go to Morroco for the day.
We did the same. Its fun..
Cheers Clare xx
My partner and I chose Casa Shalimar and La Herradura as we wanted authentic Spain and we were so happy we did. The villa is simply magical, the situation is perfect, private, quiet and peaceful. The house interior is beautifully furnished in an elegant and traditional Spanish style but is comfortable and homely not cold and unlived in. Fabulous bed in main bedroom with wonderful views, slept better than I'd slept in years! Absolutely everything you may need is provided. Outside is perfect too with lovely terraces to sit and relax enjoying the wonderful views and the pool was so inviting, we used it every day even though it was early May and the pool is not heated the water was quite warm, we didn't want to get out. The village of La Herradura is a small and friendly seaside town and still very Spanish with little English spoken but everyone is so friendly it was fun trying to communicate which we did easy enough. Lots of bars and good restaurants, a few actually situated right on the beach, and only a pleasant 10 minutes stroll from the villa but our favorite place was Davids at the waters edge in the Marina del Este, a beautiful area a few minutes drive over the other side of the headland, food was delicious and staff exceptional, highly recommended. All in all, one of the loveliest holidays we've had.
Location, Location, Location
This was the second time myself, my wife, and a few friends came to Casa Shalimar. It was as great as the first time. Better in fact because we knew where everything was and what to expect.
The location is second to none and the views are extreme. All you need do is look at the pictures to see how close the house is to the sea. In fact the pictures don’t do it justice. My wife gasped when she stepped out onto the balcony/terrace area, and saw the view.
A great place. Hopefully we’ll make it there for the third time later this year.
Thank you for the lovely review.
Look forward to you coming again x
Stunning location. Beautiful House.
Although the house is decorated with great taste and the layout is fantastic, Case Shalimar is all about the view and proximity to the sea. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows and waking up to that view each morning was a great way to start each day. The second bedroom was a great size and had a large bathroom with a tub and wet room type shower. The third bedroom was a twin but the beds were big. All rooms were ensuite, which was nice. There were also some built in bunk type beds just off the kitchen. They were hidden away. Really quite a clever use of space.
The Infinity pool was a dream (even had a little waterfall area) and as the weather was lovely we ventured down the rocks (that have steps) and also swam in the sea.
I’m a chef and the kitchen was a dream to cook in, full of everything you need to make a meal. We spent most evenings eating on the huge terrace with the sea right behind us. Bliss. To be honest you need not leave the house. However if you do, it’s only a 5 minute walk to La Herradura proper, where you’ll find lots of bars and restaurants right along the beach.
La Herradura is where the Spanish go for a break. It’s that authentic, and as such it’s easy to get immersed in the culture and especially the food.
The owner Clare was also really helpful when I had a question and she even arranged for a lovely hamper basket upon our arrival, which was a nice touch as we arrived late in the evening and were famished.
I couldn't recommend this place more. We’ll be going back without hesitation.
Special interest holidays:
Water sports, diving, paragliding, hang gliding, pony trekking, yacht charter, horse riding, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, sailing, skiing, swimming, tennis, walking, water-skiing, wind surfing, walking, even wildlife safaris. There are also two aqua parks.
The village of La Herradura is 5 minutes walk away. It also has a lovely beach. Great for children to have the freedom to walk to the village on their own.
Googlemap info to pinpoint the house look up Google map.
Then put in la Herradura, Spain - then when that comes up put in Camino de la Torre. and my house is a dangly bit of road on the left between Camino de la Torre and Calle Cala de Perro.
The main airport is Malaga 1 hour away with numerous flights per day. Granada Airport also 1 hour away.
The town of Almunecar is 10 mins away. This has a large gift market on Tuesdays. Many restaurants bars etc. The centre is lovely - with sherry bars and gammon on bread. Ancient cty of Granada one hour away, with spectacular views. Alhambra palace. Gypsy quarter, vast range of shops and restaurants. For Alhambra Palace: it is best to book in advance - usually for the afternoon booking (after 2pm).
Nerja is another very popular town also 10 min drive away and the Nerja Caves are often visited and cool to see.
In Granada you will find the world famous Alhambra. A must see if visiting.
The village has many bars and restaurants all within walking distance from the house. At the end of the village is a great late night bar called 'La Cochera' which has regular bands and is an immensely popular venue. You can stroll down to the village in the daytime and buy all you produce totally fresh from the food market in the centre. Fish, meat, fruit etc. There are 2 bakeries were all the bread is freshly baked and often hot from the oven. There are many small supermarkets as well. A local market in the square on Friday for clothes etc. There are plenty of gift shops and once you have finished shopping enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal overlooking the sea.
Rates & Availability
Non smokers preferred and smaller pets on request. Changeover Day: Check out: 11am Check in: 5pm