About the home
Casa Shalimar is a beautiful villa on the rocks of the sea with stunning views, especially at sunset. The house is perfect as an artists/writers retreat,
Casa Shalimar is decorated in an eclectic, shabby-chic style,The house has been designed to be a comfortable home, not a show home... .
There are three bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, a modern, fully equipped kitchen, pool table and infinity pool to enjoy.
Park at the top and wind your way down the many steps to the gates. 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 from the steps into the sea. Snorkel and dive in the clear sea. Its claimed that galleons from Spanish Amarda sank nearby, and many divers search the bottom for gold coins.
Casa Shalimar is situated on the edge of the sleepy fishing village of La Herradura in Costa Tropical, the warmest part of southern Spain… 70 km east of Malaga, in the province of Granada.
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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||500 metres, 300m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 250m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Pool / Snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Sleeps 6 people (7 on the fold up bed…) plus two extra built-in beds off the kitchen
As you enter the house there is a very large open plan sitting room/ dining room that leads to the kitchen…
Has a round table and chairs to eat round.. even though you will properly prefer to eat outside overlooking the Mediterranean…
Stainless steel 6 ringed range. Electric.. No gas bottles to carry up and down the stairs..
Toaster. coffee machine .sandwich maker…kettle etc.
Fully equipped with nice earthenware dishes.
Washing machine..dryer..(but always nicer to hang in the sea air)…
There is a Moroccan day bed and top bunk, equipped with curtains to draw and a its own lights, great fun for kids.. and useful for overspill guests… outside the kitchen is a small terrace with table/chairs.. There is a washing line and pegs for your use….
Also there are steps to the roof for private sunbathing and glorious views of the sea and fabulous sunsets..
Has L shaped sofa, armchair that snakes round the working fireplace..
The TV has cable TV. Not the full package..
There is a I-pod dock for your I-pod.
Cd player …
We have many DVD’s that you are welcome to use…
There is a pool table in the sitting room…
We have masses of logs that you can help yourself to..
Their are sliding French doors leading to the terrace,
3 bedrooms 3 en suite bathrooms. All newly decorated..
Master bedroom…. 1 king size bed…. Wardrobe. TV in bedroom satellite, but not full package..
Bath. Separate shower. Antique marble sinks ..Loo… hot water tank..
Bedroom 2.. 1 double bed… wardrobe. Chest of drawers
En-suite shower room with lovely shower with huge head. .marble square basin… hot water tank…
Bedroom 3 2 large singles… wardrobe, chest a drawers..
En-suite bath.. separate open shower and basin…
There is also fold up bed…..
Further details outdoors:
All the outside area is fantastic for boat/ diver watching.
Many a dolphin has been seen diving across the bay.
The sunsets are spectacular…
You can rent a pedalo and steer it round to the bay infront of the house and have a fun filled afternoon splashing in the sea then peddle it back and enjoy an ice cream or a beer at one of many beach bars in the village..
Terrace.. has built in Moroccan L-shaped bench. Filled with cushions,
The huge outside table is ideal for entertaining…
There are 2 sun loungers on this level..
You then walk down some steps to the newly refurbished swimming pool.
Which has a Plato area with a waterfall to sit under.
It is surrounded with rocks and plants, the other end of the pool has an infinity section..
This level has 4 sun loungers…
The other terrace and a barbecue plus steps down to the sea.
Casa Shailmar is built on the rocks at the edge of the sea but there are no railings to protect against the steep drops into the sea which makes it unique, but also not really suitable for really young children..
If small children come it must be at the family's own risk. My friends happily have their children at our house, but it is better to tell you all this before you book..
The Costa Tropical region
COSTA TROPICAL IS HOT ALL YEAR ROUND.
Ancient city of Granada is one hour away, with spectacular views.
Gypsy quarter. Fantastic shops, Restaurants and, of course, Alhambra Palace:
It is best to book Alhambra in advance - usually for the afternoon booking (after 2 pm) check this website - you can only buy 5 tickets per credit card. http://www.alhambradegranada.org
You can go hiking or skiing in the sierra Nevada mountains again one hour from the our village.
The La Herradura / Punta de la Mona area
The village has many bars and restaurants which are all within walking distance to the house..
You can stroll down to the village and buy all you produce totally fresh from the food market in the centre. Fish, meat, fruit etc.
There are 2 bakeries were all bread is freshly baked and often hot from the oven..
There are many small supermarkets as well…
There is also a local market in the square on Friday for clothes etc..
There are plenty of gift shops as well,
After shopping you can enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal overlooking the sea..
The parking in the village is pay and display.
But out house is perfect as you can walk from the village..
There is diving, windsurfing, pedalo’s, jet ski's, fishing. You can even rent a sailing or motor boat on the beach or from the nearby picturesque port at the Marina Del Este just five minutes drive from the house.
The nearest town of Almunecar is 10 mins away and it has a large gift market on Tuesdays.
Many restaurants bars etc.
The centre is lovely with sherry bars and gammon on bread..
How to get there
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Nearest motorway: La Herradura (N-340) 2 Kilometres
Activities near La Herradura
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
05 Aug 2012
What a beautiful house - really attractively designed and decorated, it's both stylish and welcoming. We were there in July with temperatures in the late 30s but with the sea breeze were comfortable and mosquito free. Swimming from the rocks and in the pool is bliss. No need for a car, La Herradura's horseshoe bay is an easy and pleasant walk with restaurants on the beach. Many thanks for a really relaxing week.
03 Aug 2011
My husband, myself, our 2 teenagers and their 2 friends stayed at Casa Shalimar for two weeks at the end of May, through the first week of June. We have stayed in many villas and apartments around... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 7|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2012||1 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1400||£ 200||-||1 Week|
|DEC 21 2012 - JAN 5 2013||22 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 2200||£ 315||-||1 Week|
|JAN - MARCH 2013||6 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 1400||£ 200||-||1 Night|
|APRIL - MAY 2013||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1700||£ 243||-||1 Week|
|JUNE 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1900||£ 272||-||1 Week|
|JULY 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 2900||£ 415||-||1 Week|
|AUGUST 2013||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2950||£ 429||-||1 Week|
|SEPTEMBER||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 2200||£ 315||-||1 Night|
|OCTOBER||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 1400||£ 200||-||1 Night|
|NOVEMBER/DECEMBER||1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1400||£ 200||-||1 Night|
|CHRISTMAS||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 2200||£ 315||-||1 Night|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Maximum: 6-7 person, power,water, cleaning, linen, towels included,…No telephone.
Minimum duration of stay: one week
30% down payment on booking, rest Six weeks before holiday....
Due to huge laundry costs, there will be a charge of £150.00 added to your final costs..
I take everything to a professional laundry. so nicely ironed
Deposit 500 Euro to be sent with your final payment, and will be returned within 1 week...
Optional sterling rate available based on exchange rate at time of booking.Enquire now
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