Villa Las Palmas
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This luxury villa is perfect for those seeking very spacious accommodation in a picturesque and peaceful location, just 15 minutes walk (1 mile or 1.6 km) from the beach and many good restaurants of the delightful and unspoiled beach resort of La Herradura.
The villa benefits from its own private pool (unheated), overlooked by the upper and lower south & west facing terraces, with sea views, ideal for relaxing and eating al fresco.
The beautiful marina (Marina del Este) is just a short drive away - a wonderful place for a seafood luncheon or relaxing drink.
There are several beautiful walks to secluded beaches from the villa which is also close to the stunning landscapes of the Cerro Gordo Natural Park.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Herradura 1.6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 88 km, Nearest railway: Malaga 82 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||CD player, 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 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa (160 sq.metres or 1600 sq. ft.) is spacious and bright throughout, and the overall feeling is conducive to complete relaxation in a peaceful environment. The villa was carefully designed to avoid the necessity for air conditioning by placing bedrooms on the ground floor with no west facing windows .
The entrance hall leads to the spacious lounge/dining room, kitchen, guest toilet, and stairs to the ground floor. The lounge area seats 8 with 2 x 3-seater sofas, and a 2-seater sofa. A wood burning open fire provides warmth for guests in winter, and ceiling fans cool summer guests. A hi-fi is provided (please bring your favourite CDs) and the satellite TV has some English free to view programs. French doors lead from the lounge to the terrace, via an alcove which houses a large writing desk, ideal for letter writing or laptop users (pay as you go ADSL wi-fi connection available).
There are beautiful sea views from the south facing windows in the dining area. Further French doors lead from the dining area to the south and west facing spacious upper terrace, overlooking the pool and the sea.
In the large fully fitted kitchen, extensive oak units conceal a fridge, separate freezer, washing machine and dish washer. Electric oven and hob, microwave, mini oven, coffee machine and toaster are provided, along with necessary utensils, crockery, cutlery, and glassware. The triple aspect windows face south, west and north.
A door leads directly from the kitchen to the lounge/dining area.
Downstairs, a hallway leads to the lower terrace, 3 bedrooms, and separate bathroom. The principal bedroom, with bathroom en suite, fitted wardrobes, double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables, and ceiling fan, faces South, with views to the sea.
The second bedroom, also south facing, with bathroom en suite, fitted wardrobes, double bed, bedside tables, and ceiling fan, has the added advantage of its own French doors to the lower terrace and pool. Ideal for early morning swimmers!
The third bedroom faces east, has fitted wardrobes, 2 single beds, chest of drawers, bedside table and ceiling fan, with use of the separate bathroom. All three bathrooms have a bath with shower and curtain, a hand basin, WC and bidet.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa faces due South, and is situated in a 400 sq. metre (4000 sq. feet) plot. The entrance to the first floor is via a gate with personal intercom. There is a parking area adjacent to the front gate.
A table and chairs, for 6, are provided on the sunny South and West facing upper terrace where there is also a small portable barbecue set. A further table and chairs are provided on the South and West facing lower terrace - an ideal spot for reading, or for relaxing in the shade on the comfortable sofa and easy chairs. Both terraces overlook the pool, and have sea views.
The beautiful irregular shaped pool (approx. 6.5 by 3.5 metres) has no deep end, and is thus ideal for non-swimmers, being around 1 metre 25 cms deep. It is reached down a few steps via the garden from the lower terrace. Around the pool is a large paved sunbathing area, with sun beds and large parasol, and an unusual, attractive outside shower.
The lovely garden area provides a shady setting close to the pool for rest and relaxation. There is a decorative outside table and 4 chairs in the garden area. The palm trees, flowering shrubs and exotic bird of paradise plants make it an especially colourful part of the villa. A path leads right around the house.
The palm trees and bushes in the garden are automatically watered by an irrigation system, and the pool is regularly cleaned.
Check in time is 16.00 to 22.00 (arrivals after 22.00 incur an additional charge of 25 Euros). Check out time is 10.00.
Beach towels are provided.
An English handyman is on call for pool cleaning and maintenance.
You will be met at the property, and shown around upon arrival.
If you have any other special requests,please ask for details.
The Costa Tropical region
Almunecar, a bustling very Spanish town, with its daily market for fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, many shops, small cobbled streets and extensive beaches and restaurants is just a 5 minute drive to the east.
Continue a further 15 minutes east along the coast and you will reach the delightful town of Salobrena, topped by a Moorish castle and its whitewashed houses that look like sugar cubes.
Nerja, with its famous Balcon de Europa, and caves, wealth of restaurants and bars, and 7 beaches is 15 minutes drive away to the west. Originally a fishing village, Nerja has kept its original Spanish charm, with twisting streets and white buildings.
Just 30 minutes drive away, you can experience the real Spain in the village of Frigiliana. The village has been awarded the title of the most beautiful and best maintained Andalusian village several times. Whitewashed houses line cobbled streets which gently carve their way through the picturesque village up to the castle ruins.
In the scenic area around Frigiliana there are an abundance of olive groves, almond orchards, lemon and orange trees.
Granada, A little over one hour's drive away to the north-east, is a city of culture housing the magical Palace of Alhambra, a wealth of shops, and many fine tapas bars. For spring and winter visitors (1/12 to 30/4), who want to experience the beach and the snow in the same day , the ski resort of Sierra Nevada is just 30 minutes from Granada. When fully open, there are 103 km. of pisted runs, including a snowboard park!
Punta de la Mona is a beautiful green headland containing a number of luxury villas nestling between the stunning bay of La Herradura (the horseshoe), and the tranquil beauty of Marina del Este.
The traditional white fishing village of La Herradura retains its unique charm and is still a relatively undiscovered gem along the coast. Throughout the length of the bay, are a selection of local "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) and shops.
Marina del Este is a must for a drink or a seafood lunch, in one of the many cafes overlooking the marina, and for a walk up the natural “rock” which, like a mini Gibraltar, dominates the harbour.
Walking and trekking opportunities abound in the magnificent Cerro Gordo natural area of hills and cliff scenery above the crystal blue sea. All of this is a mere 10 minute drive from the villa, although there are also some beautiful walks from the villa if you prefer a car-free day.
A few minutes drive away to the west is the beautiful secluded beach of Cantarijan (naturist – optional) with its welcoming sun beds and shades in front of the La Barraca restaurant (be sure to try the house salad).
A little further to the west, in the next bay, the more peaceful but equally beautiful Canuelo beach, is ideal for snorkelling around the rocks in the crystal clear water.
The area is renowned for its diving with several international diving schools. It is also a paradise for watersports enthusiasts - the local beach has a windsurfing/sailing school for hire of equipment and/or instruction.
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30 Aug 2013
"A little piece of paradise"
Our experience started with the welcoming we received from Peter. We were shown around the villa explaining all the features to us which made our stay very easy. what was really appreciated was the mo… More
24 Jun 2013
"Large Villa, very good value and very helpful owner"
The villa is very large and has everything you need for a holiday, including beach towels. Peter, the owner was very helpful and met us on arrival. He explained everything we needed to know. He even left us with some food, wine and beers to get us through the first couple of days, which was much appreciated. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone. We found the Playa Burriana in Nerja the best beach. Frigiliana is well worth a visit and has some great small restaurants.
15 Oct 2012
"A bad start, but in the end good!"
This villa is wonderful located just outside La Herradura. The beach is a two minute drive and so is the centre of La Herradura. Almunecar is not far as well, only five minutes away. Make sure you wil… More
30 Sep 2012
"Great stay in nice villa!"
Very nice house, pool area etc. A lot of bathrooms. Nice owner who left fresh fruit, bread, wine to make us through the first night and breakfast.
Very hard beds though. And I mean very.
7 Jul 2012
"A absolute gem"
Right from the off I had a good feeling about this property due to the communication with the owner beforehand and on arrival my expectations were exceeded. Tastefully furnished, lots of space inside and outside and everything you need for a relaxing break in a very unspoilt corner of Spain.
We traveled with two young children who loved the pool and the toys that went with it and I felt safe letting them splash in the pool while I enjoyed the sun on the poolside loungers.
The kitchen was a dream to cook in and we had the choice of eating indoors or on one of the two outside terraces.
The views were stunning and with a car the town and neighbouring Almunecar were easy to reach as was the marina.
We travelled with a netbook so were able to use the villa wifi to check out local attractions and arrange a trip on a charter yacht from Marina del Oeste. Having CBeebies also helped and all the British Freeview channels are available via the satellite.
We used the Burriana beach in Nerja mostly as it was sandy, the local beach is pebbly, but were glad to escape the tourist trap that Nerja is becoming and come home to La Herradura for a more authentic experience of holidaying in Spain.
I will almost certainly visit this villa again in the future.
1 Aug 2011
They say less is more.... so i should not say anything !! but it would not do it creditright from the word go communication with the owner was second to none, arrived with 3 children aged 16,11,9 sh… More
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