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Luxury villa with Private Pool and Sea Views, five minutes drive from the beach.



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Villa in La Herradura, Costa Tropical, Spain - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Walk To The Beach and Charming, Unspoiled Seaside Village

Located on a headland above a charming and unspoiled traditional seaside village, this lovely modern villa with three bedrooms and three full sized bathrooms faces due south, and is situated in a 400 sq. metre (4000 sq. feet) private walled garden stocked with native flowering plants and lush palm trees. The villa (160 sq.metres or 1600 sq. ft.) is spacious and bright throughout, and the overall feeling is conducive to complete relaxation in a peaceful environment.

Offering stunningly beautiful walks along cliff-top coastal paths within a few hundred metres of the front door of the villa, this is the perfect place to relax or to explore beautiful coastline. The village and beach of La Herradura, where there are many good quality restaurants and bars open all year round dotted along the seafront and beach, can be reached via a 15-20 minute walk downhill via a shortcut avoiding most of the beach road. The route offers superb views of the coastline on the way. Don't forget your camera! The walk back is steep of course but, if required, taxis are readily available in the village and are inexpensive. A delightful marina offering a range of water-based activities and restaurants is within a 5 minute drive of the villa on the opposite side of the headland from the village.

The entrance to the first floor of the villa is via a gate with personal intercom and down a few steps. There is a wide parking area adjacent to the front gate. The entrance hall leads to the spacious lounge/dining room, large fully fitted kitchen, guest toilet, and stairs to the ground floor. The lounge area seats 8 with 2 x 3-seater sofas and a 2-seater sofa. A wood burning open fire provides warmth for guests in winter and ceiling fans cool summer guests. A hi-fi is provided (please bring your favourite CDs) as is a DVD player and the satellite TV has English free to view programs. Patio doors lead from the lounge to the terrace, via an alcove which houses a large writing desk, ideal for letter writing or laptop users (ADSL pay-as-you-go wi-fi connection available). There are beautiful sea views from the south facing windows in the dining area. Further patio doors lead from the dining area to the south and west facing spacious upper terrace, overlooking the pool and the sea. In the large fully fitted kitchen, extensive oak units conceal a fridge, separate freezer, washing machine and dish washer. Electric oven and hob, coffee machine and toaster are provided, along with necessary utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. The triple aspect windows face south, west and north. A door leads directly from the kitchen to the lounge/dining area.

Downstairs, a hallway leads to the lower terrace, 3 bedrooms, and separate bathroom. The principal bedroom, with bathroom en suite, fitted wardrobes, double bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables and ceiling fan, faces South, with views to the sea. The second bedroom, also south facing, with bathroom en suite, fitted wardrobe, double bed, bedside tables and ceiling fan, has the added advantage of its own patio doors to the lower terrace and pool. Ideal for early morning swimmers! The third bedroom faces east, has fitted wardrobes, 2 single beds, chest of drawers, bedside table and ceiling fan, with use of the separate bathroom. All three full-sized bathrooms have a bath with shower and curtain, a hand basin, WC and bidet. A table and chairs, for 6, are provided on the sunny south and west facing upper terrace. A small portable barbecue set is also provided. A further table, comfortable three-seat sofa and chairs are on the south and west facing lower terrace - an ideal spot for reading, or for relaxing in the shade. Both terraces overlook the pool, and have sea views. NEW FOR 2016: the re-modelled, irregular shaped pool (approx. 6.5 by 3.5 metres) has no deep end and is thus ideal for non-swimmers, being around 1 metre 25 cms deep. It is reached down a few steps via the garden from the lower terrace. Around the pool is a large paved sunbathing area, with six sun beds and a sun shade, and an unusual and attractive outside shower.

The lovely garden area provides a shady setting close to the pool for rest and relaxation. The palm trees, flowering shrubs and exotic bird of paradise plants make it an especially colourful part of the villa. A path leads right around the house. The palm trees and shrubs in the garden are automatically watered by an irrigation system, and the pool is regularly cleaned.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Having taken the plunge and fulfilled a dream, my partner and I purchased our lovely villa on Punta de la Mona early in 2014. We spend as much time as possible there in the winter months.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay in your villa, thank you. Its a fantastic location and the view was lovely. We all had a great time just relaxing in the sun around the pool and then pottering down to the village and beach for a swim and a drink or bite to eat. The locals are great and the kids had a lot of fun practicing their Spanish on the unsuspecting shopkeepers and anyone else who crossed their path!

As for feedback, we thought the villa was very well equipped and furnished with everything we needed and even things we didn't know we needed! We thought that supplying pool towels was a great idea as it helps protect your normal towels and helps guests with their packing ... Additionally, the driving instructions worked well, we just followed them and found the villa without any difficulty.

Thanks again for a great holiday,
Aug 2016
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in La Herradura. We have visited La Herradura many times in the last 30 years so we cannot recommend it enough!

The villa was lovely with everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and well maintained. The information pack in the villa regarding the local area, local walks, and places of interest were a very nice touch.

Simon was very friendly and helpful throughout and replied to emails straight away.

We would recommend this villa and would be more than happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family back to the villa.
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Fabulous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Spacious well equipped villa with a gorgeous pool. Helpful owner from booking through arrivals and departure. Plenty of shady spots aswell as sunny areas to relax in with a beautiful garden. La Herredura has everything you need & we'd love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing your review. I am pleased you and your family enjoyed the villa and the local area. We very much hope to have you stay again some time.
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Lovely Villa and Location

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my wife and I had visited this very beautiful area of Spain but our first visit to this lovely villa. The layout and facilities of the villa were accurately described and it was very clean and well maintained and more than met our expectations and requirements. It was very pleasant to sit and relax on the upper terrace in the evening with a glass of wine and watch the paragliders over Punta de la Mona. Information provided at the villa also allowed us to enjoy the lovely local walks into town and out to the lighthouse. We found La Herradura a very unspoilt village with just the right number of cafes, bars and restaurants. Descriptions of how to get to the villa were very comprehensive and straight forward and the customer service was very good with a 'meet and greet' on arrival. I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for submitting this review. We were very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again some time.
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All you could want (and more) at Villa las Palmas

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from our holiday in this fine, well-kept villa. With its three double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large lounge and dining area, plus a separate fully equipped kitchen, it has everything you could possibly need for relaxing, carefree living. The sunny top terrace was voted the perfect outside eating area with its views stretching to the Punta del la Mona lighthouse and the sparkling Mediterranean beyond.

The light and airy bedrooms are below, with most windows giving views to the sea. At this level there is a large roofed terrace overlooking the pool, garden and bbq area. Its cool shade proved ideal for an afternoon siesta. (Have the owners considered that this terrace is also the perfect location for table tennis?)

From this terrace a couple of steps lead to the attractive pool. Not Olympic-size, but big enough for a bit of proper swimming. And it’s in an area of full sun – a great spot for drying off on a sunbed after few refreshing up-and-downs in the pool.

The beaches and restaurants of La Herradura are just a few minutes away by car and an easy stroll on foot – though a little bit tougher on the uphill return journey. A ten-minute car ride in the opposite direction took us into Almunecar, a substantial seaside town with many shops and restaurants. The villa’s thoughtful owners have provided plenty of information about these and the many other interesting places to be explored nearby.

A first visit to Villa Las Palmas in 2015 left us wanting more, so our stay this year was a second visit. With everything we needed readily to hand, it was very easy, on each occasion, to feel totally at home there. We will certainly be heading that way a third time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased to receive your review and delighted that you enjoyed your second stay at the villa. Thank you so much for your kind and constructive comments. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back at any time in the future.
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Comfortable, well equipped, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped and spacious villa. Three good sized bedrooms, three full sized bathrooms (two en-suite) plus a cloakroom, plenty of outside eating places and terraces make the accommodation very good. The lounge is huge and, although we never used it as every meal was taken outside, the dining area is also generous. Kitchen is very functional and gives good access to the upstairs balcony. Having the bedrooms downstairs really helps to keep the rooms cooler and ceiling fans make up for lack of air conditioning (greener too).

Outside the pool is not huge, but perfect for idling away the day or cooling off after a day out. Ideal for children and the gardens are really well kept with interesting nooks and crannies and tropical plants. No large grass areas so don't expect to play a game of football!

Overall we had a great week at this villa. Travel to Granada to see the Alhambra takes less than an hour and the beach at Playa Granada is about 20 minutes drive. But the local beaches are also very good and La Herradura really feels like somewhere the Spanish go on holiday. You can walk to the beach but is is quite a climb back up the hill and involves some walking in the road. Plenty to keep older children occupied, hiring sea kayaks is very reasonable. The beach at Marina del Este is much smaller and has a lot of marine life you can see close to the shore so worth a visit too.

You do get some traffic noise as the road down to La Herradura runs behind the villa, but this is never excessive and you can pass quite a lot of time just looking at the views (which are great) and watching people coming and going.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for this comprehensive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and hope very much to welcome you and your family back again in the future.
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at villas las palmas. It is a lovely well appointed house with great views. It is a 15 minute walk down the hill to the village where there are some really good bars and restaurants. It is an excellent place for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family back to our villa this year and we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday once again. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back for another stay before too long.
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From the Owner

This gorgeous and unspoiled seaside retreat is one of the most affluent in Spain but is very relaxed and secure.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : La Herradura at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Herradura at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Herradura at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary


A few minutes drive away to the west is the beautiful secluded beach of Cantarijan (naturist – optional) with its welcoming sun beds and shades in front of the La Barraca restaurant (be sure to try the house salad).

A little further to the west, in the next bay, the more peaceful but equally beautiful Canuelo beach, is ideal for snorkelling around the rocks in the crystal clear water.


The nearest airport is Malaga, only 88km from the villa and an easy one hour drive on the excellent toll-free motorway. A car is essential although the village and beach are accessible on foot via a steep 20 minute walk.


Also within a one hour drive is the fascinating city of Granada and the not to be missed UNESCO World Heritage site of The Alhambra Palace. Frigilliana, once voted "Prettiest Village in Spain", is within a twenty minute drive.

Further Details:

Punta de la Mona is a beautiful green headland containing a number of luxury villas nestling between the stunning bay of La Herradura (the horseshoe), and the tranquil beauty of Marina del Este.

The traditional white fishing village of La Herradura retains its unique charm and is still a relatively undiscovered gem along the coast. Throughout the length of the bay, are a selection of local "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) and shops.

Marina del Este is a must for a drink or a seafood lunch, in one of the many cafes overlooking the marina, and for a walk up the natural “rock” which, like a mini Gibraltar, dominates the harbour.

Walking and trekking opportunities abound in the magnificent Cerro Gordo natural area of hills and cliff scenery above the crystal blue sea. All of this is a mere 10 minute drive from the villa, although there are also some beautiful walks from the villa if you prefer a car-free day.

The area is renowned for its diving with several international diving schools. It is also a paradise for water sports enthusiasts - the local beach has a windsurfing/sailing school for hire of equipment and/or instruction.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
The villa is non-smoking throughout.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but can be flexible. Arrival time is 4pm. Departure time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
The property does not have weekend tariffs

We accept payment in GBP or Euros.

Check-in time is 1600 to 2200 hours local time. Check-in outside these times may not always be possible and will incur an additional charge of EUROS 40 payable at the time of check-in. Departure time is 10am.

During Winter lets (October to March inclusive), a charge for electricity at cost will be made at the end of the rental and deducted from the security deposit.

For summer 2016 onwards, the property has been licenced as required under the new Andalucia tourism property register.

Will consider a "home swap".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The property enjoys easy access to lovely walks and beaches. The delightful seaside village of La Herradura is a 15-20 minute walk downhill although a steep walk back! The charming Marina del Este is just a five minute drive away offering a choice of restaurants, boat hire and some of the best diving that Spain has to offer.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Fully tiled, en-suite bathrooms to bedrooms 1 and 2 both with full size bath/shower over, wc, bidet and hand basin. Separate full size family bathroom also with full size bath/shower over, wc, bidet and hand basin. Further cloakroom with wc and hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with two single beds.


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: The sunny outdoor terrace has six high quality loungers around the 6.5 x 3.5m private unheated pool. There is also a table and four chairs for outside dining in the well-stocked and attractive private garden. A small portable barbecue set is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beach towels are provided. An English handyman is on call for pool cleaning and maintenance. You will be met at the property, and shown around upon arrival. If you have any other special requests,please ask for details.

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