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Stunning Villa w/Private Pool, Lovely Secluded Garden, Sea Views Over The Bay



Updated: 28-May-2016
Villa in San Nicolas, La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Spain - Peaceful Location, 8 Minutes Stroll, 2 Minute Drive To The Village/beach

The villa is located in the peaceful and tranquil setting of San Nicolas, just a few minutes stroll outside the village of La Herradura on the beautiful Costa Tropical. From the property, wonderful sea & mountain views can be enjoyed. Onsite parking in the large garage adjoining the property and further parking just outside. The property is ideal for a large family/two families sharing or a group of three couples with children. Within the property there are two self contained one bedroom apartments complete with own kitchens and private terraces. In the main house there are two double bedrooms (1 with 2 single beds) a large spacious lounge with direct access to the terrace & private pool. All rooms have a/c and direct access to terraces thru French doors,all bedrooms are en-suite. La Herradura remains an unspoilt Spanish village with a variety of restaurants & bars, nearby sporting activities such as golf, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, horse riding, walking, fishing & tennis.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi my name is Ruth O'Hara and together with my husband David we have lived in San Nicolas for several years, our two girls Carla and Lily were born here and attend the local village Spanish School. La Herradura and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to live and bring up children.

We bought the property in 2004, and spent the first years rennovating both suites, and modernising the main house. We hope you enjoy your stay at San Nicolas.

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Speaks English, Spanish

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Idyllic space to holiday with friends and family

  • 5 of 5

We were five adults, one teenager, two kids (8 and 11) and a toddler. Ruth had no problem setting up an extra little bed for our toddler and answered the many questions we had about the house and the area (she was a huge help with finding the what to do for our various ages). The views are stunning, and sitting on the terrace or lounging by the pool was absolute heaven. I can't even begin to tell you about the welcome hamper and drinks that had been left for us to "help ourselves to". We didn't even really need to shop for a couple of days! There were some real treats in there that we all enjoyed (the adults and the kids). The property itself is immaculate, and very well equipped for a holiday. You could easily stay up at San Nicolas for your whole stay and have a wonderful chilled out time by the pool while taking your meals on the terrace (including a barbecue or two). Then follow that with drinks by the pool late into the evening if you like that sort of thing (we do!).

However, La Herradura itself is fabulous and only 5-10 mins walk away. We'd start the morning with a coffee in one of the bars on the beach before heading to the market. Here you can buy fresh fish (prawns!), meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables (possibly the best avocados and tomatoes I've tasted). We'd head back up to the villa to prepare lunch. There was no need to buy any extras such as olive oils, spices etc. because it was all there in the kitchen. Some of us just wanted to chill out up at the villa (especially the kids who darted between the shade of the house and the thrill of the pool) for the afternoons before heading out in the evening for drinks and tapas.

There was plenty for us to do for the two weeks we were there, we visited The Marina, swam every day, some of us sailed and went scuba diving. We visited various bars every night and they were all very welcoming and each with its own style of tapas (El Salon is a must!). We also took trips to Almunecar, Nerja and Frigiliana and two of us even managed to pop off to Granada for the night (seeing as we were with friends who could babysit). We like to get about but to tell you the truth San Nicolas and La Herradura have everything you need for a wonderful idyllic holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

A glorious villa ! Perfect for our two families ! Loved the view and the luxury . Really liked the location too .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Best Honeymoon ever!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! It was almost 9 years ago but this place was incredible! It was the perfect place for the two of us (we stayed in one of the apartments) and would absolutely come back with our family now. The pool was secluded, which we had to ourselves, and Ruth and David were the most welcoming hosts we've ever encountered. Ruth cooked us meals, would leave us croissants and drinks at the door to wake up to, and tended to our every needs. The whole place is beautiful and La Herradura itself really is 5-10 mins walk away. There was plenty for us to do for the two weeks we were there, and the food was outstanding wherever we went. We have such fond memories of being here: a mixture of relaxed and fun, whilst feeling absolutely at home, thanks to Ruth. I would recommend to couples, families, retired groups, ANYONE! The most special holiday we've been on.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2006
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From the Owner

San Nicolas is a lovely peaceful and tranquil area just a stroll outside the village of La Herradura with the lovely beach and bay complete with chiringuitos, bars and restaurants. The property is very peaceful with lovely Pine trees surrounding the villa, stunning sea views over the bay and surrounding sierra mountains. The unspoilt feel of the area and the ease of access to Malaga and Granada is a big plus. The summers are long and lazy and in the winter there is ski-ing in the Sierra Nevada just an hour or so drive away.

Activity and Interests


Approx 25 beaches are located 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, shops and plenty of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Located 8 mins walk (2 mins by car) from property.


La Herradura is located on the Costa Tropical, in the beautiful and rugged province of Granada in Southern Andalucia, less than an hour by car east from Malaga airport and 70 mins south from Granada. Malaga and Granada both are easily accessible with good motorways linking them with La Herradura.


The village of La Herradura with shops, bars and restaurants is a short 8minute stroll or two minute drive. The nearest towns are Almunecar (10 mins) and Nerja (10 mins) drive away. Both have a wide selection of shops to supplement the local ones available in La Herradura.

A little further to the east of La Herradura, just round the Punta, is the recently built marina development of Marina Del Este. It is also set in a beautiful location with an adjoining beach and a number of quayside bars and

Further Details:

The village and bay are framed by a backdrop of spectacular mountains forming part of the Sierra de Almijara. The sheltered beach is a 2km strip set between the natural headlands of Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo and is lined with outside cafes, bars and restaurants. La Herradura has a good selection of shops, banks, small supermarkets and the bonus of a daily market with fresh meat, fish, and fruit & vegetables


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit -by bank transfer -is payable on booking with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival date. Sorry we do not take credit cards . 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.

Changeover Day:
flexible to co-ordinate with other bookings

Notes on prices:
Rental Period June to October
Prices are for the entire property per week.

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Suites 1 & 2: Both have En-suite with WC, basin and Power shower. Main House Bedroom 1: En-suite with WC, basin and Bath/shower. Main House Bedroom 2: En-suite with WC, basin and Power shower Main House Guest Toilet off hall: WC and basin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two large self-contained Suites complete w/double bed, table & chairs, fitted wardrobes & kitchen. A/C. Space for Cot in both suites. Bedroom 1: King size bed, dressing area, fitted wardrobes. A/C Bedroom 2: Two single beds, fitted wardrobes. A/C


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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  • Notes on accommodation: Suite 1: located down a short flight of stairs to a private shaded terrace, via large antique doors from Rajistan, India. The furniture, fittings, bedlinen, lamps/laterns and decor chosen to create an opulent and relaxing atmosphere. Large double bed, kitchen with fridge, oven/grill, toaster, kettle, 2-plate hob, large worktop surface and plenty of storage space with cupboard units. En-suite bathroom w/power shower and hand laid mosaic Moroccan tiled floor. Suite 2: This bright and spacious elegant suite is located on top of the house. Access via an external staircase, to a balcony that overlooks the Mediterranean pine trees and conifers that surround the property. It has a spacious feel with a high pitched roof and sunlight flooding in through windows. A large French style double bed , flanked by two bed side tables with reading lamps. Wardrobe for storage and dressing table w/chairs, Sat TV. Kitchen w/fridge, oven, toaster, kettle and hob. En-suite WC and shower & Roof terrace. Outside: The private secluded swimming pool (approx 9m x 3m) has an area for sun loungers and chairs to relax around. The property is surrounded by pine trees and the garden has lovely flowers and shrubs. From the main terrace and pool balcony spectacular sea views of the bay can be enjoyed. Both suites have their own private terraces with table and chairs. The downstairs suite has three large Indian teak doors leading onto its terrace. The upstairs suite has access to a private roof terrace with table and chairs and enjoys garden and mountain views. The main terrace has a large dining table & chairs along with an additional seating area. There is a BBQ available for use. Access to the property grounds is through the large garage doors and so the entire property and surrounding terraces and garden are safe and secure. The garage is available for on-site parking. Utility Room: Washing machine is built-in to a cupboard off the main hall. Two Iron boards and irons available, hoover and hairdryers. In the garage there is a store with two additional fridges which is handy for additional storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, kitchen t-towels etc. are included. A weekly clean and linen change is included every week, together with terrace and pool cleaning and gardener. Other: Ideal for a large family or a group of 3 couples with children. The 2 suites are self contained having own private access & terraces. All rooms have direct access to the terraces via French doors. Outside there is a large dining table & chairs.

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