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
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Villa in La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Spain - Peaceful and private with an Infinity pool
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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.
Stunning sea views
Casa Shalimar was exactly as described - a private, spacious waterside property with character & outstanding views. The large outside eating area has an excellent canopy & seating where one can totally relax whilst taking in the absolutely stunning views across the bay & sea.
Having a path from the house to the sea was brilliant & the water temperature was about 25 degrees (very comfortable). Take a face mask & snorkel as the rocky sub-sea views are beautiful & fish are very colourful. There's a fishing rod & tackle in the house where one can idle away a few hours at the end of the day. If you don't fancy the sea you get the same breathtaking vista from the pool.
Having filtered water in the kitchen was a real bonus - no need to lug bottled water from the shops.
La Herradura itself is a genuinely Spanish location. Plenty of bars & restaurants, plus a large beach. There are about 140 shallow gradient steps to take you back to civilisation when you want to venture out.
In summary, if it is a villa with truly unbeatable views in a private location with spacious verandas, you are unlikely to find better.
Thanks for the lovely review.
You and your family were lovely guests..
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. Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: The main airport is Malaga 1 hour away with numerous flights per day. Granada Airport also 1 hour away. Distances: 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. Further Details: 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.
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Non smokers preferred and smaller pets on request. Changeover Day: Check out: 11am Check in: 5pm