Benahavis holiday villa rental, El Castillo de la Heredia with private pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Excellent 5/5

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 174888

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house is located in a cosy impasse and you enter the property through an Andalusian style door into the ground/street level with the open three level hall. The street floor has a terrace with a lounge group and a stunning view of the sea, golf course and mountains. On the mid level you will find three en-suite bedrooms, one with an own terrace. On the garden/pool level you will find the living area accompanied with a 32" led screen and a DVD/CD player. From the dining area there is a fully fitted luxury kitchen and utility room. The beautiful terrace and garden (200 m2) with amazing views comprises of a pool (6.5x3m), Weber BBQ, sun-loungers, dinner table, umbrella and luxury chairs. A WIFI/Internet access connection is installed within the house for your use.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites
Nearest beach San Pedro 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 47 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

24 hour property management service, gas piped underfloor central heating an air conditioning throughout. Tumble Dryer, 32" led screen, DVD/CD player in living room. Although we have three bedrooms to sleep six people we are happy for babies to increase the total number of people in the party.

Further details outdoors

Please note we accept for those residents who wish to smoke to do so on the external terrace areas only.

The communal Pools is heated from February through to November.

The Andalucia region

Over 300 days of sunshine every year, a beautiful coastline with fabulous beaches, enchanting towns and villages, magnificent countryside, stylish resorts, sophisticated nightlife, superb shopping and an amazing choice of golf courses make the Costa del Sol a perfect choice for a holiday.

The area offers something for everyone -couples, families, groups of friends and, of course, golfers.

The Costa del Sol caters to the young and old alike, offering a host of entertainment choices for both natives and visitors.

The coast boasts one of the highest concentrations of world-class golf courses (mostly in Malaga,Spain), to the extent that it is often dubbed "The Costa del Golf". For families there are theme parks, including water parks, safari parks, go-karting and many beautiful public gardens. For younger visitors the main areas of attraction are Benalmadena's Puerto Marina & '24-hour square' and Puerto Banus in Marbella. Both are very trendy and chic, but be warned: the bars and clubs don't get busy until near midnight and stay open 'till dawn.

The area's infrastructure is well organized with the new Autopista del Sol providing access from Malaga to Estepona and beyond to Gibraltar.

The old N-340 coastal road (now also called the A-7) is a little slower but offers some lovely sea views as it winds its way along the coast. Links between Granada, Seville and Cordoba are easily accessible for those wishing to venture further inland. The International airport has regular flights to most major cities and is located just 10 minutes from Malaga City centre.

Depending on what you enjoy you could drive for 10 minutes inland and find typical white Andalucia Villages, visit designer shops in Puerto Banus, enjoy a meal mixed with the scent of orange blossom in Marbella Old Town, choose from 40 Golf courses on the Costa Del Sol, sit on the beaches, walk in the mountains, ski on the lakes, visit a children's theme park, go to a flea or street market.

Please take time to plan your break, visit Marbella Old Town, Estepona, Ojen, Istan. The wonderful town of Ronda, Granada is only 2 hours away. Malaga itself is a beautiful City, one of Europe's most underrated. Stroll around the Yachts and people watch in Puerto Banus or Benalmadena. Sit on a Costa Del Sol beach on a clear day, squinting to see if that really is Africa in the distance.

The Costa del Sol, is one of the areas that contains all the ingredients for a good holiday.


Benahavis 10km San Pedro 3km

Puerto Banús 13km Marbella 20km

Estepona 22km Gibraltar 40km

Málaga 47km Ronda 55km


In the foothills of the Sierra Blanca Mountains just above the charming costal town of San Pedro de Alcantara, you will find this delightful village that is pure Andalucía. It is a unique, private community nestled into the hills in the style of the traditional pueblos blancos, offering a stunning location and prize winning architecture.

The village is a gated community offering 24-hour security and boasts 2 idyllic communal swimming pools, one of which is heated all year long. Situated at the entrance of the picturesque village of La Heredia, La Casita restaurant is a must for anyone whom is staying in the village.

La Casita is great restaurant run by husband and wife team Lawrence and Sasha Otterburn. Lawrence is the head chef and a most wonderful cook. Lawrence was trained by Gordon Ramsey and has since enjoyed working with the celebrity as well as offering his valuable expertise consulting restaurants along the coast.

The menu is fresh vibrant and exciting mixing of Spanish and English cuisines and then giving it a La Casita twist. With Lawrence's fresh daily specials there is always something new on the menu to try and you are always rewarded when you do. The wine and cocktail list is excellent and well worth a visit for the list on its own.

We do recommend you book in advance as this little gem quickly fills up most evenings. La Casita also has a special lunch menu - Tuesday to Saturday and a different Sunday lunch menu that includes Sunday roast.

For further information on La Casita call (Spain) 952788033.

Set within the boundaries of La Heredia you will also find a European Bakery offering daily fresh bread and a quality butchery.

A newly opened “K Bar” is situated next to La Casita restaurant offering snacks and drinks day and night.

Just down the Ronda Road from La Heredia is a new commercial centre “Los Halcones Centre Comercial”. Here you will find a small supermarket (with late night opening – although alcohol in Spain cannot be purchased after 10pm in shops), café and restaurant.


Benahavis is a simply delightful mountain village overlooking the Guadalmina River and according to the BBC Holiday Programme 'as close to paradise as you can get'.

In many ways one of Andalucía's best kept secrets Benahavis is just 7 km into the mountains from the main coast road, immediately west of San Pedro de Alcántara and only a few minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banus.

The village itself is a delightful pueblo with pretty houses, a few shops and an amazing choice of restaurants. It is known locally as the Rincón de la Gastronomía or the 'dining room' of the Costa del Sol.

There are a few little shops for essentials (including freshly baked bread), a pharmacy, 4 banks and some lovely galleries including that of the famous sculptor David Marshall. For more choice there are several excellent supermarkets a few minutes drive away.

This place is great for walking, with lovely walks through the hills and mountains all with splendid views. There are walks for everyone from challenging slopes to level tracks through the woods.

Benahavis is a great centre for sightseeing and the choice a places to visit and things to do is seemingly endless. Ronda is not to be missed and Estepona and Gibraltar are easy to reach. Seville, Granada, Cadiz and Córdoba are a little further afield. The countryside around is simply stunning.


San Pedro de Alcántara is very Spanish in flavour with a surprisingly good choice of international restaurants and exclusive shops - you will have to hunt them down in the warren of small streets. There is a superb promenade along the seafront.

San Pedro is just 10 minutes drive west Marbella and about 30 minutes' drive away from the natural beauty of the Serrania de Ronda Mountains.

An ancient farming community, once famous for sugar cane, today San Pedro is a refreshingly unspoilt pueblo with an appeal all of its own.

The main square with its imposing parish church is surrounded by narrow streets which are packed with intriguing small shops, cafes and bars. Thursday is market day and you may find some bargains.

The modern wide promenade is ideal for a stroll with several excellent chiringuitos (beachside restaurants) specialising in fish dishes. If you are feeling especially energetic you can walk all the way to Puerto Banus.

For history lovers there is a Paleochristian Basilica Church by the sea and the third century Roman Baths, Las Bovedas.


Puerto Banus is built around a large marina where some most magnificent yachts lay at anchor. It was originally developed as an exclusive playground for the rich and famous in the 1970's yet still retains the Andalucian character with traditionally narrow streets and white-washed buildings. Nowadays there are also modern shops and celebrated restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There is a huge branch of Spain's best department store - El Corte Ingles and also a large cinema complex that shows some films in English.

Nueva Andalucia has multi-million Euro villas and more modest but still stylish apartments plus some very fine restaurants. It is also home to the Casino. On Saturdays there is a justifiably popular market.


Marbella stretches along some 27 kilometres of coastline from Cabopino to San Pedro and boasts some of the finest beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Marbella is split into several districts : Marbella East, Marbella Centre, Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia and San Pedro. It is a town that offers not only an international jet-set scene but also a typically Andalucian ambience and is a golfer's paradise.

Stroll around the beautifully managed parks and gardens or the narrow streets of Marbella's romantic 'Casco Antiguo' (Old Town), steeped in history and so typically Andalucian. Everything you could need is found here surrounded by an incomparable landscape of sea and mountains.

Marbella East begins at Cabopino - a very pretty little port - and has some of the best beaches in the area including Las Dunas which is a Natural monument.

Marbella Centre comprises the Old Town, centre, beach front (Paseo Maritimo), the sports and fishing ports. Head along the Golden Mile out of Marbella to reach world famous Puerto Banus.


For the golfer the Costa del Golf beckons - Many golf courses are just a few minutes' drive and there is a huge choice of other courses within a short distance. Golf courses include; Montemayor, Marbella Club, El Paraiso, Los Flamingos, Atalaya, La Quinta, Los Arqueros, La Zagaleta.


Marbella has 27 kilometres of coastline and 24 different beaches. The nearest ones are:

Guadalmina Beach

San Pedro de Alcantara, next to the Guadalmina Golf Course

1.600 m long and 30 m. wide

Relatively quiet and very clean

Water sports are available such as windsurfing, jet skiing, pedalos, etc.

Two beach clubs and two "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) with sun beds.


Linda Vista Playa

San Pedro Alcántara, next to the Linda Vista Urbanization

550m long and 40m wide

Quite busy in summer

Water sports are available such as windsurfing, jet skiing, pedalos, etc.

Two "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) with sun beds.


San Pedro Beach

San Pedro de Alcántara

1 km long beach and 35 m wide


Promenade that goes all along the beach area

6 beach restaurants with sun beds and one beach club with swimming pool, and paddle tennis court, there is also a children's playing area on the beach, the use of which is free.



The Saturday morning Puerto Banus Bull Ring Market is a must for the latest fashion accessories, home decorations and many other other ‘must haves'.

The department store El Corte Ingles at Puerto Banus has a huge choice and lots to see. The supermarket is great for your groceries. They also have a store devoted to the home on The Golden Mile.

La Cañada Shopping Centre which is located on the A7-E15 (N340) ring road around Marbella, on the junction for "Ojen" and "Parque Commercial" offers you practically everything you could ask for in a shopping centre, with a huge variety of shops including a hypermarket, restaurants, ten pin bowling, cinema and a state of the art gymnasium.

You can spend a day at La Cañada with shops selling many global as well as Spanish brands and designers such as Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Armand Basi and Adolfo Dominguez. Springfield has some excellent prices. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 10:00pm and parking is free.


Benahavis is a top spot for dining - Rufino's has a wonderful terrace and offers great food at excellent prices with friendly service. For something more upscale Los Abanicos is a firm favourite and Amigos is excellent - for a special occasion Amanhavis has top fine dining in style.For tapas try Chico's, Villa Josefa or Donde Kike.

Marbella has a huge choice. For steaks try Tanguito in the old town and for international cuisine in an elegant atmosphere Zo Zoi is an excellent venue. Garum on the Paseo Maritimo overlooking the sea has an interesting fusion menu and the location is lovely. Sukothai on the Golden Mile is an excellent Thai restaurant and if you are looking for a curry try The Taj Mahal opposite the Marbella Club Hotel.

Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia also have some great places to eat. Terra Sana near the Andalucia Plaza Hotel has wonderful salads and is a perfect choice for lunch. Also great for lunch is Yanx in Centro Plaza or Pinxto opposite El Corte Ingles. For delicious international cuisine Girasol is hard to beat - the service is superb too. Another excellent Thai place is to be found near Dreamers Disco - The Thai Gallery. And if you fancy a pizza there is only one place to go - Picasso - right on the front line in Puerto Banus.

San Pedro has a surprisingly wide choice of good restaurants. Caruso is a stylish but friendly Italian place and for a great Spanish menu try Alfredos. Albert and Simon is an elegant restaurant with a fine menu of international dishes. On the Ronda Road El Coto specialises in roast and grilled meat and game.

If you want to enjoy a meal by the sea try Beach House in Elviria for lunch or dinner. For more informal meals go to Triana at Carib Playa/Las Chapas, Playa Fantastica at Rio Verde Playa, Heaven at Guadalmansa Playa or Pepe's bar in front of Costalita. For upscale dining by the sea Tikitano and Puro are excellent and Villa Tiberio on the Golden Mile is a Marbella institution.

Going further afield near Ronda you will find the village of Benaojan and the wonderful Molino del Santo which is a superb place for lunch in a delightful setting.


Water Parks (Agualand, Mijas Costa, Aquavelis), Animal parks in semi-freedom (Selwo, Cocodrilo Park, Senda, Sea Life, Selwo Marina, Zoo Fuengirola, Lobo Park), Casinos (Torrequebrada, Marbella).


Easter - the statues of the Virgin and Christ are processed through the town on Good Friday.

The Feria is held around the 15th of August for the Virgen del Rosario, the local patron saint.

Romería - a pilgrimage to a small mountain church in early October

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20 Aug 2015


"Perfect in every way!"

Casa Aoleado was more than we expected (and better than the photos). Very well equipped. The pool was wonderful, the views fantastic and the space was very welcoming and made us feel quite at home.

16 Sep 2014


"Awesome pad in a pretty Spanish principality with all mod cons"

Stayed with my husband and another couple to attend a nearby wedding, chill out and explore the local area. Le Heredia is a collection of holiday villa's and private residence's, it it so pretty and well considered it looks idyllic. The whole place is quiet and secure but the clever arrangement of properties means you have space and don't conscious playing music or staying up late talking and drinking wine! Casa Soleado is very spacious and we wished we had invited another couple to fill the third bedroom and help us enjoy the place. The kitchen is really well equipped so BBQ's over looking the pool or drinks on the terrace at the top enjoying the amazing view were a pleasure. The owner is very thoughtful and lots of small things had been considered. The garden and pool are very well kept, there is also some fitness equipment, various things you might need for the beach and a brilliant Sonos speaker to keep you entertained. The place would suit a group of adults or a familyn alike. You definitely need a hire car here as only 1 restaurant in walking distance but there is so much you can reach with a 15-20 minute drive and the roads are quiet. This was a great base to visit the cobbled streets of Marbella old town, Puerto Banus for the high life, Estepona for lovely beaches or Benehavis for a choice of classy, charming restaurants. I think Casa Soleado is super value for a holiday in this area, the hotels or villa's right near the beach are very expensive. The beaches are so close by car and rarely charge for parking. If you want a night out in the busier places taxi's are reasonable so you can have the best of all worlds staying here.

27 May 2014


"Beautiful property and view"

Casa Soleado is a wonderful property for a family or small group and has wonderful views. It is also very nice to have a bakery, butcher, bar and two pools within the urbanisation. The property is well looked after by owner and concierge/reception.

4 Mar 2014


"Fantastic house"

We love this fantastic house! It's comfortable, spacious and has everything you can ever ask for. You will not be disappointed! We stayed at Casa Soleado in September 2013, with our two children, and we all yearn to go back there again soon.

5 Nov 2012



Fantastic house with all mod cons and a magnificient view to match. I cannot rate Casa Soleado highly enough. The house is comfortable clean and warm, with plenty of space and great facilities. The communications with Mats have been superb and I really cannot speak highly enough of this property or its owners. La Heredia is very picturesque and the community are the most friendliest people I have ever met in the area. Apart from the weather, which only nature can control, I can guarantee that if you stay at Casa Soleado you will not be disappointed.

7 Aug 2012


"Luxury home away from home"

We stayed at Casa Soleado in July this year with our 3 children. The village is gorgeous luxurious but not too posh that you were scared of touching anything! Outdoor pool, kept clean by the Village staff. 3 lovely, air conditioned bedrooms. Open plan living and dining area. TV with Sky package and apple tv as well as Digital music service you could take outside. We hardly left the villa and when we did we wanted to return (venturing to the beaches was like entering a pop fuelled, noisy, jungle!) Would also recommend La Casita, the restaurant within La Heredia, fine food and service and brilliant with the children.

16 Apr 2012


"Great house, great village"

Big house, newly built. Nice balcony/terrace on the top flow, w/ great views of the ocean and the surroundings. Three large bedrooms (very comfortable beds) on the middle floor, w/ private bathrooms in each bedroom. Kitchen, dining and living room on the 1st floor. Modern, well equipped kitchen, and a well functioning entertainment system (Wii, stereo, dvd, wireless network...). Big terrace w/ bbq, dining area, sun area. Smaller pool - perfect for the kids. Overall, a top notch house. Close walking distance to larger pool areas, restaurants, bar, bakery. Car is necessary for shopping, golfing and going to the beach. Nice golf courses all over the area.

31 Oct 2011


"Home from Home - exclusive village"

A very comfortable home set in a beautiful village - set away from the main tourist areas but by car everything is very accessible. Having a private pool and secure outside area was great for our 5 year old son. An excellent restaurant and bar are also situated in the village. Highly recommended holiday home in a peaceful part of the costa del sol! The owners could not do more to help either! Car essential.

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