Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
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 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 70 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 70 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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 that snakes round the wood burning stove plus armchair
The flatscreen TV has cable TV. Not the full package..
There is a I-pod dock for your I-pod.
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.
The Andalucia 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 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..
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27 Aug 2013
"Stunning Sea Views"
asa 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… More
21 Jun 2013
""Freedom in Paradise""
Last october we went to la Herradura for a week off with the children (11, 12 and 15). Although it was october, the weather was still nice so we could use the wonderful private pool which is only a few metres from the sea. The house gave us all a feeling of freedom, privacy, solidarity and timelessness. All that because of the 'magic vibes' in this house, can't explain it but it felt So good! Maybe bacause of the fact that you are in the middle of nature actually, living on a rock, with mountains and sea which surround you. We fell in love with this house! The seaview from the livingroom and the bedrooms is just stunning! We will definitely come back! (my apologies for my English, we're from the Netherlands ;-))
5 Aug 2012
"Fabulous house, wonderful setting"
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.
3 Aug 2011
"This villa has it all."
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 Eur… More
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