Fabulous 3 bedroom villa with pool and views

View of garden, pool and baySwimming poolGardenDining area by swimming poolView of house from swimming poolLiving areaDining area
La Herradura, Costa Almeria Tropical 18697, Spain

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 8
Per week €675 - €1,750
Type: Villa
Description of the La Herradura vacation villa rental
Villa Bahia Bella is located above La Herradura bay with exceptional views of the beach, village and mountains in a quiet rural location with good access to the N340 motorway.
This exclusive villa comprises 3 bedrooms; 1 double with en suite bathroom, 1 twin with en suite bathroom and 1 twin bedroom with a separate bathroom, 2 fold up beds are provided for additional 2 people. It has a large lounge/dining room with dining table/chairs tasteful furniture, music centre, video recorder, DVD player and Satellite TV system. There is an open fire and access to the main terrace with views over the swimming pool and bay. There is a well equipped kitchen with hob/oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker etc. There is an integral garage which is accessed from the kitchen and a separate utility room with washing machine, sink and drying area. The lounge and main bedroom has air-conditioning/heating units. Fans and heaters are available for the other rooms.

There are extensive terraces and a private 10m x 6m swimming pool (1 metre deep at the shallow end). Outside there is a barbecue area and extensive mature walled gardens which receive sun all day. The villa sleeps a maximum of 8 people (two folding beds are available). A travel cot is also provided. No pets are allowed. Guests are requested not to smoke inside the villa.

Rachel Langley

Area Info
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 beachfront 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 beachfront 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 ...one 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.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Oct 01 2013 Oct 31 2014 - - €1,100 - -
Jul 01 2014 Jul 31 2014 - - €1,500 - -
Aug 01 2014 Aug 31 2014 - - €1,750 - -
Sep 01 2014 Sep 30 2014 - - €1,500 - -
Nov 01 2014 Dec 21 2014 - - €675 - -
Dec 22 2014 Jan 04 2015 - - €950 - -
Jan 05 2015 Mar 31 2015 - - €675 - -
Apr 01 2015 Apr 15 2015 - - €950 - -
Apr 16 2015 May 08 2015 - - €1,100 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: 20% non-refundable deposit payable on booking Balance payable 6 weeks before commencement of holiday Full balance payable on booking if holiday is less than 6 weeks away Check in time after 3.30pm, check out time before 10am 10% reduction for 4 weeks or longer booking Cancellation Fees: 45 - 31 days in advance of arrival 50% of the whole fee will be retained. 30 to 15 days in advance of arrival 70% of the whole fee will be retained 14 to 1 day in advance of arrival 100% of the whole fee will be retained. A cash deposit for damage breakages will be required on arrival (amount to be advised on booking) which subject to no damages/breakages will be returned on departure Costa Tropical Villas and Apartments accept no responsibility for losses, damages or injuries sustained by any client. All clients are responsible for ensuring they have adequate insurance in place for each person in the holiday group A change of bed linen will be provided to clients halfway through their stay for bookings of 14 nights. For bookings over 14 nights a change of bed linen will normally be supplied for the clients to manage. If extra cleaning is required, then an hourly rate can be provided for this.
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