Walking distance to beach, restaurants and nightlife.
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Most Excellent Extended Family Holiday!
MaryLou was our first impression of this holiday villa, as, even though we were not able to arrive until 1.00 am, she was waiting for us with a welcome smile (and welcome pack) to explain everything and hand over keys etcetera. This sums up the care and attention that has been given to this villa as a holiday home. Thank you, MaryLou.
The villa is well proportioned, airy, clean and well kept. It is set in a quiet cul-de-sac within walkable distance of cafes, restaurants and food shops. Only Great- Grandma (G-G), 87 years but active, found the steepness of the hill out of the street too much of a challenge in the hottest part of the day in August. Not a problem to pop up in the Fiat. We were able to park a large people carrier and a small Fiat inside the gate.
This was an excellent base for us all to split up or stay together to visit Gibraltar, Ronda, The Roman Oasis and local beaches and ports. The file in the villa is an excellent guide to suitable restaurants and venues. MaryLou popped in mid week and gave us excellent recommendations for specific things that we wanted to do.
Every one of us found the bedrooms comfortable with enough choice for us to put the Aged Parents (APs) in the bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a veranda; G-G in a twin room with Juliet balcony and adjoining bathroom; parents and two children in two bedrooms with a shared bathroom; and the young couple chose the cottage.
The kitchen was stocked with all necessary equipment (we now intend to buy a coffee machine like this!) but we thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ area, the hammocks, the sunbeds, and the table tennis. The living room was full of comfy chairs, TV and dining area plus books, books, books - great for a little extra holiday reading.
Most of all, we will remember the sunny afternoons in and around the pool where G-G could do the crossword while APs and Ps relaxed and youngsters dived, swam, jumped and lazed in the water.
We don't usually return to the same place for our extended family holidays but Casa Salamandra is definitely the exception. We were asked to say how the villa could be improved and all we could think of was: stronger WiFi (not possible). And seriously, if that's all that's left for us to wish for in a holiday villa, then perhaps we should consider if we are really in holiday mode!
Many thanks for your very comprehensive review. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family and was very happy to help you settle in and find your way around a little.
I am so pleased that you had such a great time, found the villa to your liking and am most grateful to you for caring for the property so well during your stay. The owner would be happy to offer you a discount should you choose to return for a future visit. I hope we meet again.
Best wishes for a great year.
We had a fabulous family holiday at Casa Salamandra, the children loved the pool and the adults enjoyed their ongoing table tennis tournament. The accommodation was perfect for all the family we particularly enjoyed the terrace where we ate all our al fresco meals, but we didn't enjoy the mosquitoes although they enjoyed us!! Nicely situated villa with easy access to supermarkets, restaurants, etc and pleasant walk to port. We enjoyed the ferry 8 euros and 30 minutes to Marbella where food and drink is much cheaper than Puerto Banus.
Marylou was very helpful when meeting us at Villa, all communication with regards to booking the accommodation was dealt with very efficiently. We would not hesitate in booking Casa Salamandra again, wonderful holiday.
Thank you for your review and for caring for Casa Salamandra so well during your stay. It was a pleasure having your family. We look forward to welcoming you back should you decide to return.
Perfect for a three generational family holiday
We found the villa as expected in a great location at end of cul de sac, but convenient for access to beach and shops. Very quiet and un-overlooked.The villa was clean and well equipped, except that the beds only had one, rather thin, pillow on each bed and only 2 tea towels. We would have liked spare towels but managed by washing those we had provided. The kitchen was a little tired and in need of updating. The pool and gardens were well maintained with regular visits by staff. It worked very well that the grandparents made use of the cottage in the garden, while the rest of the family (9 people, aged 13 to 47) used the house. We all loved the garden hammocks and there was an ongoing table tennis tournament all week! We had hired 3 cars between us and did some sightseeing around the immediate area. MaryLou met us on arrival and was very helpful and efficient.
I would recommended this villa to others wanting a family holiday.
Thank you for your constructive comments. It is so helpful to know where improvements can be made.
We now supply extra pillows and towels, and the kitchen will shortly be undergoing refurbishment to upgrade the facilities.
Thank you for looking after the villa so well!
A wonderful week
There were nine of us staying at Casa Salamandra to celebrate the end of our exams. The villa had everything you could possibly need, and the pool and barbecue were especially useful. There are two supermarkets only a five minute walk away and it was an easy walk to the harbour. Marylou made everything very easy on arrival and departure, and was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying here, we had a wonderful time!
Thank you for looking after the villa so well.
It was a pleasure to have you stay, and I hope we will see you again!
We were 2 families with children of different ages staying at Casa Salamandra. The garden was great for younger kids who loved the play house and hammocks. The older ones could walk to and home from the night club Aqwa mist and Puerto Banus. Shopping is easy at the nearby supermarket and there are plenty of restaurants to walk to. Tranquil and beautiful surroundings with everything near at hand. We had a really relaxing holiday. Thank you!
An excellent week
Just got back from a week's stay at Casa Salamandra. It was ideally situated far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but by no means isolated - just a 10 minute walk to the town and 15 minutes to the beach. The facilities were in good working order, everything was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and we had everything we needed to make self-catering easy. The agent was friendly and made sure we settled in quickly, giving us a guided tour of the villa upon our arrival. I would definitely recommend a stay at Casa Salamandra to everyone.
Casa Salamandra is ideally situated; 500m (5min walk) to shops, restaurants and supermarkets, 1,2 km (15min walk) to Puerto Banus for night-life and the beach, and at the entrance to 'Golf Valley'. Despite being so close to all the amenities, its location at the end of a residential cul-de-sac provides tranquillity and security. The property is fully air conditioned and has wireless broadband for internet connection.
Other Activities: Barbeque & table tennis table in the garden