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Balcones del Mar


Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Roof terrace with pool

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

A modern, spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in La Herradura. Large terrace with stunning views over the village, sea and mountains. French windows from both the lounge and master bedroom open onto the terrace with good sized dining table and seating area. Shared swimming pool. Secure underground parking. Free WIFI.

The large communal roof terrace/solarium has similar unobstructed views of the Mediterranean, the rugged cliffs of Cerro Gordo Natural Park and the mountains, complete with swimming pool and private sunbathing area. The apartment is situated just above the main hub of the village making it a quiet and peaceful location although within easy reach of all that La Herradura has to offer, including superb beach with vibrant mix of seafront restaurants, tapas bars and a wide range of water sports.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Herradura 800 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga or Granada 80 km, Nearest railway: Granada 75 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

* This modern well equipped flat provides:

* Light and spacious master bedroom with king size bed, Large fitted wardrobe and breathtaking views of the


* Good sized en suite bathroom with whirlpool bath.

* Spacious twin bedded room.

* Double bedroom with large fitted wardrobe.

* Additional shower room with toilet.

* Modern, well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar.

* Good sized lounge/dining area with patio doors opening onto terrace with spectacular sea and mountain

views. Patio table with seating for 6

* Fans provided in the summer months. Radiators provided during the winter months.

* Bath towels and bed linen provided. Beach towels NOT provided.

Further details outdoors

* This apartment complex has a huge communal roof terrace and sunbathing area and communal pool. Pool open from

June to end October.

* Large plaza and childrens play area 2 minute walk from apartment. Perfect location for children to play whilst parents sit back and enjoy the views.

Further details

* English/Spanish speaking representative for check-in and departure.

* Welcome pack can be provided at extra cost if required.

The Andalucia region

The Costa Tropical is an ideal holiday destination in summer and winter. Sheltered by the local mountains the average temperatures are usually several degrees warmer than the Costa Del Sol.

The extensive beaches with clear blue waters have been repeatedly awarded the exclusive eco-label Blue Flag, which confirms the high quality and cleanness of the Costa Tropical shoreline.

Nerja, its famous caves and the Balcon de Europa, Frigiliana (voted the prettiest village in Andalucia), Velez Malaga and Almuñecar with their Water Parks and of course the busy town of Malaga with the famous Picasso museum are great places to visit whilst staying in the area.

Alternatively just 40 minutes of breath taking scenery will take you up through the mountains and famous Alpujarra regions to Granada and the Alhambra Palace ( , and in the winter months a further 30 minutes drive will take you up to the famous ski resort of the Sierra Nevada (Nov-April). For keen golfers Motril has a superb 18 hole golf course running along the Mediterranean, and many more golf clubs can be found along the coast towards Malaga.

This is an excellent location to relax, enjoy the fabulous scenery, the excellent restaurants and bars and revel in the old Spain, often described as one of the Costa del Sol´s best kept secrets, and as such is largely untouched by the mass tourism of other areas of the Costa del Sol further west.

The winter months give you the rare opportunity of skiing and snow boarding up in the mountains and returning to the coast to relax on the beach in the afternoons.

La Herradura

La Herradura is one of the few remaining unspoilt villages on the southern cost of Spain . A small friendly Andalucian seaside village, with traditional tapas bars and a wide range of restaurants and beach front chiringitos. Daily municipal fresh food market selling fresh local products, village bakery as well as a good selection of local shops, banks and chemist.

The excellent beach offers a wide range of watersports, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, jet-skiing etc. There are various scuba diving centres and clubs located in the village.

A village full of history and its 18th century battalion fortress. Paragliding, Horse-riding, and tennis courts also available.

The near by Marina del Este port, has further restaurants, local beach and skippered sailing boats to hire. (

Cantarrijan Beach, just to the other side of the Cerro Gordo, is one of several naturist beaches in the area and has two excellent restaurants.

The headland of Cerro Gordo Natural Park provides several fascinating local walks with fabulous panoramic views.

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17 Sep 2014


"Relaxing , welcoming apartment in quiet location,in friendly quiet local resort"

We enjoyed a relaxing break in this apartment for 2 weeks in August and left wishing we could have stayed longer.The apartment was modern,spacious and comfortable with all fittings and furnishings to … More

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in La Herradura, hope to see you back again!

23 Apr 2014


"Beautiful Apartment with Fantastic Views"

I went to La Herradura at the end of March to visit friends. I was very impressed with how spacious, spotlessly clean, modern and well equipped the apartment is. The owners Susie and Jose were very … More

13 Apr 2014


"Excellent three month winter stay"

We really enjoyed the stay at this apartment .The facilities were excellent and the owners were very helpful and obliging . The apartment had everything we needed including WiFi and it was a home from… More

24 Oct 2013


"Fantastic views!"

We had 11 nights in this lovely apartment,it was all we could have wished for.Booking and arriving was easy,emails were answered promptly and we were met at the apartment.The balcony and roof terrace … More

So pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to make full use of the roof terrace and swimming pool, the weather this October has definitely been exceptional.

22 Sep 2013


"Beautiful view from the balcony"

We came here for a week in May, and are now back for a week in September, so that speaks for itself. The apartment is lovely, very much home from home. Susie is excellent at replying to emails, arrang… More

Sally it is great to see you back and enjoying the great weather! We are delighted you enjoy staying at the apartment, we love the views too! Have a great holiday!

15 Sep 2012


"Relaxing week away in a beautiful apartment with fantastic views"

A perfect apartment for a group of girlfriends; a lovely balcony with beautiful views over the town and beach, perfect for lazy breakfasts and post-beach cocktails! We had a great week touring the local beaches and taking it easy in the summer heat of southern Spain. Susie and her husband made our last minute booking very straightforward and gave us lots of useful advice on shopping and beaches etc. The apartment is very well equipped, and smartly decorated and furnished, and the apartment block was very quiet. As Susie makes very clear from the advert, the apartment is at the top of a hill, which can be quite a challenge at the end of a tiring day on the beach, but it is defintely worth it for the views!

Pleased you enjoyed your holiday Jo and hope to see you again in La Herradura very soon. Kind regards.

12 Jul 2012


"beautiful surroundings for a relaxing holiday"

The property is spacious, very clean and and well equiped. The view from the balcony is gorgeous and a lovely place to eat breakfast. There is a nice pool on the huge sun terrace and Susie has provided plenty of sun beds. This is where the view is most fantastic, a great place to watch the sun set.
Susie was very helpful and met us at the apartment after our flight was delayed slightly. We found the apartment easily driving from Malaga, although take care driving around the village as the streets are quite narrow and steep.
The village is lovely with great restaurants, we ate at a particularly nice place on the little marina, so its definately worth stopping by there one evening.
The area is quite quiet and pretty, not too touristy, just perfect. The surrounding towns are more built up and in my opinion, not as nice as La Herradura.
We visited the Alhambra Palace in Granada, which is just over an hours drive away. It is a fantastic, interesting place, book in advance so you can print off your tickets rather than queue. The ticket machine is hidden just past the gift shop, we spent quite a while looking for it as it is not signposted. Take lots of water too as the temperature in Granada was much hotter than on the coast!
The holiday was very relaxing and just what I wanted. We had a lovely time in Susie's apartment and would reccommed it to others.

Thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in La Herradura and hope to see you back again very soon.

5 Sep 2011


"Excellent holiday accomodation"

The previous reviews say it all.

We spent 2 weeks in August in this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartment is well layed out, clean and comfortable. The views from the balcony and roof top terrace are fantastic. The pool, although small, was very welcome in the August heat.

The walk down to the beach takes about 10 minutes. The journey back takes longer as the climb is steep in places particularly if using the steps and slopes between the apartments.

La Herradura is quiet and ideal if the larger, noisier resorts are not your cup of tea. There are plenty of restaurants and several small supermarkets. We particulary recommend the Hotel Almijara, which offers a lunchtime and evening buffet for 10 euros per person. There was an excellent choice of food, which was well presented and very tasty.

During our stay we managed to visit Alhambra Palace (a must), Ronda, Nerja, Frigiliana, Motril and Almunecar. During the second week of August there is a fiesta which ends on the 15th with a fantastic firework display. We also enjoyed an hour long windsurfing lesson at the winsurfing school on La Herradura beach. The staff spoke excellent English,were knowledgeable, friendly and patient with complete novices.

We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment. Susie and Jose were friendly and helpful, particularly when the car lift was out of action during our stay. We greatly appreciated the use of a storeroom for our cases on our departure day as our flights were very late in the evening.

Thank you Susie and Jose for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

18 Jul 2011


"a hidden little gem"

This apartment is a real gem! The location is wonderful, set up on the hill in la Herradura, the balcony gives you fabulous views of the bay and the mountains. It is a very quiet and peaceful part of … More

14 Jun 2011


"Fantastic - looking forward to next time!"

Booking a holiday in a new location and renting an apartment that you've found via the internet has its pre-arrival concerns. We shouldn't have worried at all - the apartment was great, and … More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2014

Based in Spain

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Spanish

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