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Delightful Villa With Own Private Pool And Stunning Sea Views



Updated: 07-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sea/mountain views, quiet location, 10 min walk to beach

A most attractive 2 bedroom villa situated in the peaceful San Nicholas area of La Herradura on the beautiful Costa Tropical. Recently completely refurbished the villa has both downstairs and upstairs living rooms and adjoining terraces as well as a separate study. There is parking available within the grounds as well as outside the villa which is 50 minutes drive from Malaga airport and 60 minutes from Granada. La Herradura remains an unspoilt and tranquil Spanish village with a variety of restaurants and nearby sporting activities such as golf, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, horse riding, walking, fishing, tennis as well as skiing in the Sierra Nevadas some 1.5 hours drive. easy walk to pueblo and beach.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Fabulous villa in peaceful and scenic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great short break here in May. The villa is in a very peaceful spot in the hills above La Herradura. The views of the surrounding countryside are fantastic. The villa itself is very comfortable and well equipped - there's nice big terrace off the upstairs living room which is ideal for evening drinks. Easy access to La Herradura and other towns and beaches along the coast and very easy from the airport.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A haven of peace and calm with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We (family of three) have visited San Gonzalos several times over the years and will always return. The villa is in excellent condition throughout. It is traditionally and sympathetically furnished. Although the kitchen is small it is adequate for our needs and the dining area is plenty big enough. Wifi is available for a small charge.

What keeps us coming back is the truly breathtaking views from different aspects of the villa - both sea and countryside. You are not overlooked and feel completely at rest.

The swimming pool is a good size (deep enough for an adult to jump in and to stand up in the shallow end). The garden and plants are well-kept by a local, friendly gardener.

We do not bother to hire a car as we walk from the nearest bus stop at the bottom of the hill (the bus is direct from Malaga around 6 times a day *(exc sundays) and is very reasonable). However, the hill is steep and may not be an option for the less fit. It takes us around 20 minutes to walk from the village but it is all up hill. That said you can stop at the La Tartana hotel on the ascent and quench your thirst!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for 1 week in April. We were delighted, it exceeded our expectations, and we had beautiful weather. The villa was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped, and had a feel of staying in someone's home. The garden was lovely, lots of room and plenty of garden furniture and a clean pool. Beautiful patio where we ate all our meals, on very comfy chairs, and an excellent gas BBQ. La Herradura is a charming town, we found everyone very friendly and used the excellent little daily market, and bakery. We had a very nice meal at Hotel La Tartana, a 5min walk away. The villa was so quiet and peaceful and the owner was extremely kind in allowing us a late checkout to accommodate our flight.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly placed for beach town AND peace

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights at a a cold time of year. The house had plenty of heating and we really enjoyed the log fires at night.

The garden area is spacious and full of lovely plants - even a lawn!

Showers were great - we are used to low water pressure usually when we go to Spain - this was luxurious. Beds comfy, kitchen well equipped.

The local restaurant La Tartana was lovely, the owners were away but the couple who stood in for them were super.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The attractive horseshoe bay of La Herradura is famous for being perhaps the best diving resort in Spain with several well run diving schools located on the seafront. Wonderful walking and nature excursions in the Sierra Nevadas.


Approx 25 beaches along La Herradura, Almunecar shoreline including Playa de la Herradura stretching 2km around the magnificent horseshoe bay. This beach is mainly fine sand and shingle and boasts numerous restaurants, beach bars and shops and plenty of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Located 15 mins walk (5 mins by car) from villa.


Malaga and Granada airports are situated about 1 hour's drive away and both are easily accessible with good motorways linking them with La Herradura.


The nearest towns are Almunecar (10 mins) and Nerja (20 mins) drive away. Both have a wide selection of shops to supplement the local ones available in La Herradura.

Further Details:

There are 3 banks (a little English spoken) as well as small supermarkets, newsagents, a really good daily meat, fish and vegetable market, as well as numerous restaurants catering for all tastes. There is a very good internet cafe in La Herradura with good opening hours (going out of the village on the one way system, however we have wi fi available at a small cost of E15 per week)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Period 2
18 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 3
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 4
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 5
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 6
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 7
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 8
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 9
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Period 10
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is payable on booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival date. If cancellation occurs less than 4 weeks before scheduled arrival date then 50% of total rental fee will be forfeit. Cancellation less than 2 weeks before will result in full forfeiture unless the villa is relet for the period. A security deposit of £100 is required. This will be added to the final payment of 70% and will be refunded at the end of the holiday, provided no breakages or damages have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but ideally Friday (depending on previous booking). Villa to be vacated by 10am on morning of departure to allow for cleaning. Guests arrive 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 2 downstairs - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 upstairs - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 shower rooms with basins and WC's.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 5ft bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Can be put together to form 6ft bed.
  • Upstairs Sitting room with sofa bed - 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Use of sofa bed at owners discretion
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 5ft bed with fitted cupboards. Electric heaters in winter. Bedroom 2 twin beds with fitted cupboards. Electric heaters in winter.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is beautifully tiled throughout, however, care should be taken at all times to avoid slipping around the pool and lower terrace area. We strongly advise all guests to take out comprehensive holiday insurance to cover any accidents, flights, illness etc. We have electric heaters in all the rooms, for use in the cold weather, two chimineas/wood burning stoves (wood provided) and a new calor gas fire. Outside: Large private pool (8 x 5 metres) and garden with tables, chairs and sunbeds, new gas barbecue, traditional briquette one and a small electric bbq. Upstairs terrace with easy chairs, great for a G and T in the evenings! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels supplied, please bring own pool/beach towels. Property cleaned at beginning/end of 2 week let (weekly clean available at additional cost). Other: Upstairs lounge with double sofa bed, chair and coffee table. (this sofa could be used for a fifth guest subject to owners prior approval). Upstairs small study with sofa, desk and chair and flat screen TV, specifically tuned with European channels

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