La Herradura holiday villa accommodation with private pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 185787

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Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Casa Ola is an exclusive and very large modern private villa with absolutely breathtaking views over the Bay of La Herradura, the village and the nearby mountains. The living area of this very spacious villa spreads over two levels and easily sleeps 10 people. All rooms have air-conditioning and there is free WIFI in the villa.

There are 4 double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms – 3 of the bedrooms have walk-in closets and seating areas, two bedrooms have TV. The master bedroom on the lower floor has a glass fronted fireplace which backs onto the bathroom as well as the bedroom.

The large living -/dining -/kitchen area on the upper level is open plan and offers fantastic sea views. 10 people can be seated at the dining table and there is plenty of space in the corner sofa and armchairs in front of the fire.

The kitchen is fully fitted with all necessary equipment – including two ovens, microwave oven, large hob, American fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Behind the kitchen is a separate room with washing machine, tumble drier and plenty of storage space.

On the lower level you will find an entertainment area with flat screen TV, free to view satellite channels, DVD player/Play Station and a music centre with surround sound speakers – “Aux in” for your iPod is available.

A bar with wine cooler and dishwasher, glasses and cutlery is connected to the entertainment area – and a few steps down from the bar there is a library with plenty of books and a double sofa-bed.

Outside there are two very large terraces, a courtyard and a garden with terrific sea views. There is a dining table for 10 people on the upper terrace. On the lower terrace, you will find a 4 x 8 meter infinity pool and several sun beds, a lounge, a barbecue area and a dining table.

At street level, there is a garage with space for two cars and a private parking place for one car beside the house.


A few steps down from street level, there is a lovely small courtyard with banana palms and several flower pots. Here you can rinse your bathing equipment before entering the house.

Kitchen-Dining-Living area

You enter the house from the courtyard and step into a hall and the living-dining area with plenty of place for relaxing in front of the fireplace, dining, listening to music (even dancing if you like). Here you will also find a fully equipped kitchen with two ovens, microwave, induction hub etc.

Master bedroom, downstairs

The house has two master bedrooms – one on the upper floor and one at the swimming pool level. From the latter, you have direct access onto the terrace with sun beds and an infinity pool. There is a double bed in this room and a fireplace with two glass sides so that you can enjoy watching the flames from both the bedroom and the bathroom. There is also a big walk-in closet and a television.

Master bedroom, upstairs

There are two single beds in this bedroom. From the beds you have a wonderful view of the sea. The sliding doors give access to the upper terrace that connects to the dining area and kitchen. Just in front of the bedroom you can sit and relax by a small table overlooking the whole bay. Depending on the season you can often see dolphins hunting in the sea in the bay. In winter, there are lots of gannets plunging themselves into the water from high above.

Second bedroom, downstairs

There is a double bed in this room at swimming pool level. The room offers a beautiful view across the pool towards the sea. There is a big bathroom with bathtub-shower and there are two washbasins. This bedroom has a big walk-in wardrobe with plenty of shelves and hangers.

Second bedroom, upstairs

There is a double bed in this bedroom which offers a very nice view of the sea, the mountains and the village of La Herradura. In this room there is a very effective massage chair, a wardrobe, a dresser, small tables etc. The en suite bathroom has a separate shower with a big deluxe rainfall shower head and also a hand shower.


There are two terraces as well as a garden. From all of them one can enjoy the wonderful 270 degrees view from the lighthouse in the east, over the whole bay of La Herradura, to the mountains inland in the North West. In the summer, the sun sets behind the mountains and later on behind the cliffs of Cerro Gordo, but already from October you can experience the spectacular sight of the sun disappearing into the sea.

From the terraces it is often possible to see dolphins and other small whales hunting in the bay. There are also many birds coming to take a sip from the swimming pool and kestrels, seagulls and doves can be seen in the sky.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites
Nearest beach La Herradura 500 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 65 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)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The living/dining area is a very large open plan area with fully fitted kitchen containing every appliance necessary including two double ovens, large hob, microwave oven, American fridge/freezer and dishwasher, Off the kitchen is a large walk in store cupboard with washing machine, tumble drier and plenty of storage. There is seating for 10 at the dining table and plenty of space on the corner sofa and arm chairs for everybody to relax in front of the fire.

On the lower level there is a large entertainment area with flat screen tv, free to view Satellite channels, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and full music centre with surround sound speakers that can be switched to play outside over the terrace. This area also boats a bar with wine fridge, beer cooler and dishwasher, and then follow steps down to a library/chill out room with double sofa bed. The library holds hundreds of books for the guests to take advantage of. This property also has WIFI.

Further details outdoors

Outside, the property has a private solar heated pool with jets, terraces a lovely garden and a barbeque area together with dining table and chairs ideal for eating al fresco. The village of La Herradura is only a ten minute walk away. There is also a garage which has space for two cars and a private car parking space outside for one car.

No pets allowed and smoking only allowed outside.

Further details

Included in the rent:

• Water

• Linen

• 2 towels + 1 pool towel per person

• Power

• Final cleaning

• Baby cot available

Not included: Use of air-conditioning system. Use of electricity for this to be charged separately.

The Andalucia region

The climate in the Costa Tropical is superb - the mild winds from the north of Africa and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, along with the freshness provided by the nearby mountains in Sierra Nevada, create a unique micro climate within Europe.

With more than 320 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 20 the Costa Tropical translates as a heavenly place. Almuñécar, Motril and Salobreña are the most popular destinations among tourists. Its extensive beaches, with thick sand and 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.

These beaches draw thousands of both Spanish and foreign visitors. However, this area does not suffer the problems affecting other regions. The tourism boom that took place in Spain during the 60s and 70s arrived late to the Costa Tropical and that is why it has successfully kept away from becoming a grey urbanized and tourist-stricken land mass like other parts of Spain.

La Herradura

La Herradura is one of the few remaining unspoilt villages on the southern cost of Spain and offers a truly Spanish experience. The pueblo of La Herradura (The Horseshoe) takes its name from the shape of the bay it overlooks and enjoys over 2 kilometres of beach. On the eastern arm of the bay is the beautiful headland of Punta De La Mona and, to the west, the dramatic outcrop of the Cerro Gordo.

The village rises from the beach front and has all the essential shops, banks and services one could need. Visitors delight in exploring the local indoor market and indulging in the delicious treats at the village bakery. There are two excellent pharmacies and a local health practice which will assist visitors in need. Larger supermarkets can be found in Almunecar and Nerja. There are numerous friendly bars with sunny terraces, where one can enjoy cooling drinks and tasty tapas. There is a great choice of restaurants, ranging from beach front chiringitos, specializing in locally caught fish, to those offering international cuisine of a high standard.

Leisure activities. There are numerous possibilities for exciting leisure pursuits in the village. On the beach sailboards, canoes, dinghies, jet skis and pedalos can be hired can even charter a crewed catamaran to explore the coast. La Herradura is a well known centre for scuba diving, and there are several schools offering expert tuition.

Tennis courts can be pre-booked in the village with courts at The Marine del Este, La Terrazas and Las Palomas. Horse riding is also available nearby. Hang gliding is another activity for

which the area is noted, with tuition courses available for beginners through to experts. There are also three golf courses within easy reach, Anorretta, Baviera and Los Mariscos.

Language schools are available for those seeking a more educational holiday, several schools offer intensive short Spanish language courses in the village. There are also classes in painting and creative arts available in the locality.

Winter holidays. La Herradura’s subtropical climate makes for an ideal holiday destination in winter. Sheltered by the local mountain range the average temperatures are usually several degrees warmer than the Costa Del Sol. Special rates can be negotiated for longer stays in winter.

Skiing on the Sierra Nevada is available in the winter months. This is close to Granada, an 80 minute drive. It is said in La Herradura that one can ski in the morning and sunbathe on the playa in the afternoon!

Sight Seeing

The headland of Cerro Gordo Natural Park, topped by a Moorish watch tower provides several fascinating local walks with fabulous panoramic views west to Malaga and east to Salobreña. There is a wide variety of wild life to be seen, which includes mountain goats, deer and even wild boar.

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.

West of La Herradura, the coastline towards Nerja is stunningly beautiful, offering unique mountain vistas; a wealth of fascinating flora and fauna; and numerous secluded coves and beaches to explore.

Nerja itself is famous for its underground cave system, the largest in Europe, which hosts an exciting programme of concert performances in its subterranean auditorium during the summer months. The Balcon de Europa forms the focal point in Nerja and is a favourite place for everyone to gather in the long summer evenings, with its many street artists, performers and musicians. Tours of the town can be taken by horse drawn carriage or by the local road train, much loved by the children.

Frigiliana, a charming traditional ‘white’ Andalucian village, lies in the hills above Nerja. With its steep patterned cobbled streets, craft shops and stunning views to the coast it attracts many visitors. There are several traditional restaurants with balconies giving stunning views towards the coast.

Marina Del Este, a short drive to the east of the village of La Herradura, provides stylish mooring for the yachts of the rich and famous. On the quayside there are several art galleries to peruse and many excellent restaurants for that romantic night out.

Pena Escrita Natural Park is a short, but steep, drive into the mountains above the village. There is a wide variety of animals to be seen here in the zoological park, including hippos, bears, monkeys and kangaroos. Indigenous animals, such as the local deer, can also be seen roaming freely on the hillside. Log cabins are available for overnight or weekend stays. There is a large outdoor pool/lido open during the summer and a restaurant offering many local delicacies. Mountain bike hire and horse riding are also available.

The Alhambra Palace, Granada. It is said that a man who dies without seeing the Alhambra has seen nothing. The Alhambra is the most visited cultural site in Europe and is a rewarding excursion. Due to its popularity it is recommended that tickets are pre-booked through any branch of the BBVA Bank.

The city of Granada is well worth visiting, its beautiful cathedral, the Albayzin and ethnic quarters are all of interest. The best exterior views of the Alhambra are from the Plaza San Nicolas.

The Alpujarras. The mountain area made famous in Chris Stewart’s ’Driving Over Lemons’ lies to the south of Granada and is easily reached from the coast. The three most renowned villages, Bubion, Pampaneira and Capileira are a magnet for tourists and walkers alike, with their abundance of tiny shops selling local crafts and delicacies.

The local Tourist Information office can advise on all activities available in the area.

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Review 1-6 of 6

6 Jul 2013


"Could Not Have Been Better"

We had a fantastic time at Casa Ola in La Herradura. The villa was fantastic. Spacious enough for all eight of us. All bedrooms had ensuites. Very well equipped. Would recommend this gem to anyone going to Spain and wants a Spanish Village rather than a huge resort. Will probably return from Canada. Rachel was very helpful and quick to respond to any enquiries we had.

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      Calendar last updated:25 Nov 2015

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