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Villa with Large Pool & Spectacular Views: 20% discount if booked by 31/1

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Sleeps 10, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Stunning views of the Bay and mountains

Stunning Villa with Large Private Pool & Incredible Views of the Costa Tropical

20% discount if booked by 31/01/17, ** Easter 2017 dates still available**

Due to new Spanish tourism law, holiday makers will be required to send scanned copies of passports for all guests to us at the time of booking. We apologise for the hassle and inconvenience of this. Thank you kindly in advance for your understanding.

As we have only just bought Villa Celeste and launched it for rental in November 2015, we do not have many reviews as yet.

However, having carefully selected it from over 50 top class villas to buy in the area and having looked at 100s more on the web, we can assure you that it has the most stunning views we’ve seen by far, from every part of the property, plus the best and most expansive outside area: there are several terraces and pergolas, with various spaces with sunny and shaded options for dining and relaxing. The reality of the views when you are there really is mouth-openingly beautiful!

We are currently refurbishing it completely throughout so that the standard of the inside matches the outside, with contemporary new furniture, fittings and art to create an even more attractive and relaxing environment for our guests.

Especially with this discount, if you compare it to other very top class villas in the area, we think it represents really excellent value, so please try it out and let us know what you think!

Also, if you feel there is something lacking from our extensive list of additional services and facilities that are provided within and close to the villa, please let us know as we may have overlooked something and/or we may be able to incorporate this within the accommodation to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Less than one hour from Malaga airport, this impressive and spacious, detached four-bedroom villa is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery, with a 10-metre-long private pool, plenty of sunny and shaded terrace space for outdoor dining, and breathtaking views over La Herradura bay.

If you want to leave the car in the garage, you can easily walk down the hill to La Herradura village with its sandy beach, restaurants, beach bars and shops, although if you’re not too fit you may wish to take a taxi back up the hill! Or by car it is only about five minutes each way.

The Area

On the edge of the Cerro Gordo Nature Park, & situated on the outskirts of the town of La Herradura on the Costa Tropical, this charming & quiet residential community of Los Altos enjoys the best of both worlds: it is within a mile or so of the shops, restaurants, bars, sporting activities & the beach, but is high enough in the hills that you can peacefully enjoy the villa’s exquisite 180-degree coastal views.

The Costa Tropical is so-called because it is warmer than inland areas & the Costa del Sol in the winter, & stays warm without getting oppressively hot in the summer. Typical temperatures are high 20s to low 30s throughout the spring & summer months, & in the high teens & low 20s in the late autumn & winter.

La Herradura itself is delightful: this upmarket town has its own historical charm & a thriving Spanish community, as well as an international mix of discerning locals and tourists. There are restaurants and bars in the town & on the beach itself to suit every taste, from traditional Spanish cuisine & tapas to a full range of international cuisine & fine dining.

Local attractions include the Alhambra Palace and Sierra Nevada’s ski resorts in Granada, which are each one hour’s drive away. Almuñécar is a 10-minute drive & has a castle, a brand new aquarium, a water park for the children to enjoy, & plenty of lovely shops in the old town. Nerja is also a 10-minute drive away & has many lovely shops, the famous Chiringuito de Ayo paella restaurant on Burriana beach, & the beautiful Caves of Nerja to explore. The whitewashed village of Frigilana is a 20-minute drive away, but Almuñécar’s old town can be just as lovely if you’re willing to walk to the top of it.

You can hire canoes, catamarans & small boats from both La Herradura beach and Almuñécar beach. Horse riding is available at La Herradura and in Nerja. The water closest to the villa is the National Marine Reserve, only five minutes drive away, where there is fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling.

The Villa

Villa Celeste sleeps 10 people and a baby in a cot & has a large 10-metre-long private pool which is not overlooked. It has plenty of wide terraces for eating outside & enjoying the outdoor lifestyle in the sun or the shade. Sunbeds & parasols are provided. There is a gas barbeque available if you fancy cooking al fresco, & there is also a gas cooker in the kitchen.

Each of the four double-size bedrooms, all with their own private bathroom, have the option for double or single beds. Each room is light and airy, & all have sea views.

Air conditioning is installed throughout the villa: within the lounge, dining room and snug areas, as well as all of the bedrooms.

The villa has two lounge areas, a dining room, & plenty of space outside with outdoor furniture provided, making this villa suitable for one or two families, or a group of friends. There is also a private drive inside the entrance gate and a garage.

Extremely child friendly, the pool is completely surrounded by a lockable gate & there is a hard cover for the pool as a further safety measure. Arm bands & inflatables are also provided.

Los Altos has an exclusive, gated-community family area within 100 metres of the villa, which is completely free to use for those renting with us. This area consists of two pools, one for adults and one for children, as well as two paddle tennis courts.

On Arrival

Malaga airport, at just under an hour away, is the closest and easiest airport to fly to & from. As one of the busiest airports in Europe, there are many flights from all over Europe to Malaga, including several a day from UK airports. Granada airport is just over an hour away.

If you want to avoid hiring a car, there are regular buses from the airport. Taxis are also available or we can arrange for a private car to collect you. Once you arrive at the villa, you can walk to the restaurants, shops, beach and bars or hire local taxis to get around.

We will send you detailed instructions of how to get here, and our property manager can either meet you at the villa or guide you in. She speaks five languages & will be available to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

You will also be given a substantial welcome hamper on arrival for your convenience, which will be useful if you arrive at the villa when the shops are closed or if you are too tired to go shopping straight away, this includes a bottle of cava, bottle of red wine, bottle of water, crisps and olives. There will be tea and coffee waiting in the villa for you and milk in the fridge. If you’re arriving late on the Saturday the shops are closed on Sundays so you may wish to ask our property manager to buy you some essentials ready for when you arrive

You can walk to the town, the beach & the nearest shops, or it’s five minutes by car.

The following are nearby:

• Less than one hour from Malaga Airport

• Pick up from the airport by taxi or private car can be arranged, & there are


• One hour from Granada & the Alhambra Palace

• Nerja is only 15 minutes drive away

• Just over one hour to the Sierra Nevada and skiing in the winter

• One hour from the historical city of Malaga, Picasso’s birthplace

• Community pools and paddle tennis within 100 metres for families as well as the private pool at villa

• Local restaurant within easy walking distance (6-7 minutes) and plenty more a mile and a half away in the town

• Traditional Spanish restaurants in the town, plus fine dining and international cuisine

• Beach bars, cafes and restaurants on the beach a mile and a half away

• Beach is a mile & a half away

• Shops and town are a mile and a half away

• Children’s water parks in the next two, 10 minutes drive away

• Golf is 25 minutes drive away, buggies & clubs can be hired

• Tennis options within two miles, can be booked in advance and are inexpensive

• Horse riding only 10 minutes drive away

• Deep sea diving club three miles away

• Paragliding (it’s happening above you)

• Deep sea diving club two miles away

• Local Cycle hire in the town two miles away

To make your stay more pleasant:

• Easy to follow, detailed instructions & maps to find the villa

• The property manager will meet you there and show you how everything works

• Welcome hamper on arrival

• Detailed information guide in various languages on recommended restaurants, things to do in the area & local attractions, bars, shops, sporting activities etc.

• Spare linen and towels so that for longer stays you can change it every week; laundry service also available

• Coffee-making machine, food mixer and plenty of cooking utensils, paella pan, cork screw etc.

• Basics such as sugar, salt, pepper, spices, tea, coffee and other items provided in the kitchen

• Complimentary wifi and satellite/cable TV, including BBC and other channels

• No smoking allowed inside the villa

• Professionally cleaned so it is spotless on your arrival; for long stays, additional, regular cleaning is offered

• Chris Johnson, the Property manager lives 200 metres away & is available if any problems, or if you require any extra cleaning or Laundry. Chris speaks the following languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish

Family Friendly

• Cot provided

• High chair provided

• Rails around pool area with lockable gate

• Hard cover for pool

• Arm bands & floats available

• Anti-slip mats available for the baths and showers

• Smoke Alarms

• Carbon Monoxide Alarms

• Fire extinguisher

• First Aid Kit

for extra large parties of up to 50 people or even more, there are several villas within 100 metres of each other and we can help accommodate you. Rental deposit is 25%.

More Details

Tim & Louise Connolly
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Tim & Louise Connolly

We live in Hertfordshire in the UK and had a fantastic holiday in this area in 2014!

Tim & Louise Connolly purchased this villa in 2015

Why Tim & Louise Connolly chose Costa Tropical & Lecrin Valley

The location was new to us & we were attracted to La Herradura’s great balance between tranquillity and having lots to do & see. We also liked the fact that it has a real Spanish identity and flavour, untainted by the tower block hotels & overt commercialism of the Costa del Sol nearby. In fact, La Herradura seems to have a law preventing building over a certain height, which really adds to the pleasant, exclusive & upmarket feel of the town.

Finding the right villa wasn’t easy. It took 11 months & we viewed over 50 villas in the La Herradura area & looked at many more on the web. After seeing many villas with great views but very few with the wow factor view, we knew we wanted the latter. This villa very simply has the best views and best outside area we’ve ever seen!

Being high up enough to see the town, the curve of the bay, the beach and right across the sea was an amazing plus for us. What then clinched it was the largest private pool we had ever seen, 10 metres long, & the sheer space of the villa both inside & out. There is also a huge basement area with so much potential: we have plans to soon convert that into a games room/teenage den/cinema room.

We refurbished the villa in its entirety, hiring a professional interior designer to completely revamp it, buying new furniture and various other features, so as to create an attractive, contemporary and airy feel.

While we’re still working (too hard!) in the UK, we hope to go out there from time to time to enjoy the villa, and in the longer term, who knows? We might be able to visit more often. Hopefully, you will get a lot of pleasure out of it in the meantime!

Luxury / Special Occasions

There is a Private chef available through our concierge service if you want to stay in but not cook as well as Massage & spa treatments available at the villa, and private local guided tours.

You can upgrade to a De-luxe hamper, or champagne & flowers for special occasions all available on arrival if requested.

What makes this villa unique

Dates available for end of September and all of October 2016

Plenty of dates available for 2017

** Book by end of Sept to get cheaper flights and 20% discount on the rental **

Features of Villa Celeste:

• Air conditioning

• Fantastic 180 degree views over La Herradura Bay

• Sleeps 10 adults/children plus one cot

• Sea views from all the bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms and the third bathroom is shared between two bedrooms

• Large private terrace with fantastic views from outside the top master bedroom

• Private garden and stunning views over the bay from outside the three lower bedrooms

• Plenty of terrace areas for outside dining, sunbathing, admiring the spectacular views

• One ground floor cloakroom / WC

• Lounge area with UK, Scandinavian and Spanish TV, DVD etc.

• Additional and separate ‘snug’ living room space for reading and/or X-Box, games etc (all provided)

• Dining Room with a contemporary glass table which can seat 10

• 10 metre long, 3 metre wide private swimming pool which is not overlooked by nearby neighbours

• Secure parking on private gated drive for up to three cars

• Single car garage

• Safe and free on-street parking immediately outside the villa

• Gas Barbecue

• Los Altos community area is 100 metres away for families with pool, children’s pool and paddle tennis courts

• X-Box and games provide

• Board games provided

• Sky / Cable and UK TV Channels

• Free Wifi

• Ipod docking station

• DVD player

• DVDs and CDs

• High Chair

• Travel Cot

• Hair dryers for each room

• Buckets and Spades

• Inflatables and arm bands for use in the private pool

• Parasols for use around the private pool

• Dishwasher

• Some pets allowed upon enquiry/bark

• Washing machine

• Microwave

• One bath towel, hand towel and beach towel provided for each guest

• Additional laundry and cleaning can be arranged at an additional charge

• Gas central heating for the occasional evening when it may be required in the winter

• Plenty of s

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Dear Tim and Louise

We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in La Herradura. The villa was fabulous, far above our expectations and furnished to a very high standard.

As you know, our daughter and family were with us and there was lots of space to accommodate us all. We took the huge bedroom on the top floor, which gave us a floor in between us and them, so no noise: perfect for the early wake up call from the little ones!

However, we were surprised that all the bedrooms were large. Great living space on the middle floor, with large terraces outside for sunbathing and alfresco dining. Safety is always a principle issue for the children, and there were gates in place where needed, especially the pool terrace. Above all, its position overlooking the bay and mountains was spectacular, a feast to the eyes night and day from every room! Hope it will be an annual event. Many thanks again,
Nov 2015
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New Favorite Villa in Spain

  • 5 of 5

Villa Celeste lives up to all the expectations and more! It is a very warm, clean and well-thought out home, with everything you need for a pleasant stay. As an example, I have never been at rental before where so many dishes were supplied. We love to cook, eat and drink, so this was greatly appreciated. There were four of us, and we found both master bedrooms (downstairs and upstairs) very comfortable and spacious, with lots of wardrobes/cabinets for storage. But, of course, the main feature of the villa is the view. It is simply second to none! It was amazing to wake up and watch the sunrise every morning straight from our bedroom window. Or we could come down and enjoy it with a cup of coffee through a huge window in the dining room. We did not use the outdoor spaces too much because of the cooler weather, but the numerous terraces and the pool area looked amazing. We can't wait to come back when it's a bit warmer!

I can't say enough about the responsiveness and the great customer service - both by the owners and the property management company.

We love the area as well, so we definitely plan on coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Céleste le 7e ciel !

  • 5 of 5

En résumé : photos publiées réellement représentatives de la réalité (et la réalité est même mieux !), équipement au top, nous n'avons pas pu trouver en 2 semaines un seul équipement qui aurait manqué. La literie est de grande qualité, nos batteries étaient rechargées après notre séjour. Entretien piscine et jardin discret et efficace. Wifi top partout.

Pour les vues, je ne pense pas qu'il doive y avoir beaucoup de villas possédant un panoramique pareil !

Nous avons apprécié les différentes terrasses qui permettent de profiter, en fonction de la température, heure, vent ou pas,... de l'emplacement adéquat.

A conseiller plus que vivement mais chuuuuuut, gardons cet endroit pour quelques "happy few" !!! (joke for Tim).

Just amazing and gorgeous.

Thanks to you Lou & Tim

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Da tornarci!

  • 5 of 5

Appartamento spazioso, arredato con gusto e funzionale.

A livello organizzativo è funzionato tutto per il meglio.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Excellent Villa with a Fantastic View

  • 5 of 5

We looked at lots of villas on-line before finally deciding on Villa Celeste and we were glad we did.

The owners Tim and Lou have been very helpful from start to finish and the service was first class.

The villa is clean, spacious and well equipped with an excellent pool and views to die for.

We would definitely recommend the villa and will use it again next time we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Stunning views and beautiful interior.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Villa Celeste; its views and amenities exceeded expectations which were already high based on the photographs. A beautiful setting and a gorgeous interior (which is so rare in holiday villas) in which to relax, with all the mod cons we could possibly need and more. As a couple, we had the luxury of having it all to ourselves but did think it would be a really good villa for a family or a group of people as there was so much space but at the same time, opportunity for some privacy with the various floors and terraces. La Herradura has an abundance of restaurants and bars for every taste. The Marina at the other side of town is particularly pretty and definitely worth a visit. I would have to say that the walk back up to the villa from town is perhaps not for the faint-hearted but to be honest, we were so happy in the villa that we didn’t mind a taxi ride back up on the few times we walked down in the evening.

Marie & Steve

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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The most perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this Villa was better than expected.

Spotlessly clean and well maintained, Tim and Louise have created the perfect Holiday Home by which all others will be judged.

All of the cliches are true and yes, we do hope to return.

If there is a negative it would be the walk back from town, but we rarely ventured out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
30 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350


Some discounted rates are available on request. Prices include air conditioning, heating if required in winter, welcome food hamper on arrival, check-in/check-out, laundry and cleaning at end of stay, property manager on hand if required, who lives 200 metres away.

Two weeks minimum booking during high season

One week minimum booking usually applies for remainder of year; bookings shorter than one week sometimes available, although surcharge will apply so please enquire for exact prices

Further discounts sometimes available if only one couple or single person renting in low to mid seasons; please apply for details

Rental is usually on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday.

Further discounts available for long term lets of one month or more in low to mid seasons.

Cancellation Policy:-

If you cancel before four weeks prior to the start of the holiday, you lose your deposit but are not obligated to pay any additional charge.
If you cancel later than 4 weeks prior to the start of the holiday or do not pay in time, you still owe the full balance.

Long term winter breaks are available at further discounted prices. Shorter breaks than a week are also available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almuñécar in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 239 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom contains 2 single beds that are together, these can be pulled apart. A travel cot is available which takes the Villa sleeping capacity up to 10.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note: The Swimming pool is not heated therefore the water will be very warm from the beginning of March until the end of October and for braver souls from January to December.

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