Casa Shalimar is situated on the edge of the village of La Herradura on the Costa Tropical, which is the warmest part of southern Spain.
It is 70 km east of Malaga, in the province of Granada. It takes less than 1 hours to drive from Malaga Airport.
Parking is at the top of a long wide stairway down to the house that is situated on the cliffs
Open the front door and you are greeted with the feeling of being on a boat as all you can see is the Mediterranean. Change into your swimsuit and jump from the rocks or the steps into the sea or enjoy the infinity pool
Snorkel and dive in the clear sea. It's claimed that Spanish galleons sank close by during the Armada and many divers search the seabed for gold coins.
The house is perfect as an artists/writers retreat.
Casa Shalimar is decorated in an eclectic, shabby-chic style and has been designed to be a comfortable home, not a show home...
The house sleeps 6 people plus 2 on daybeds in teh Living room.
As you enter the house there is a very large open plan sitting room/ dining room that leads to the kitchen.
You can sit a few people in the Kitchen although you will probably prefer to eat outside overlooking the sea - The Kitchen has direct access to the outdoor dining terrace.
Induction cooking surface, owen, microwave, SidebySide Fridge with ice maschine and with filtered water for drinking. The Kitchen has 2 coffee machines (one normal filter, one Nespresso), a Toaster and a kettle etc.
Fully equipped with nice earthenware dishes, glasses etc..
You also have Utility room with extra toilet and sink.
Washing machine..dryer..(but always nicer to hang in the sea air).
Outside the kitchen, you will find a grill area with a sink - very practical close to the outdoor dining area.
Also there are steps to the roof for private sunbathing and glorious views of the sea and fabulous sunsets..
Separate quest toilet by the entrance
L shaped sofa that snakes round the working fireplace/wood burning stove..
The TV has a DVD player and lots of DVDs. There is Apple TV connected.
We have masses of logs that you can help yourself to..
Their are French doors leading to the terrace,
3 double bedrooms 3 en suite bathrooms. All newly rennovated and decorated..
Master bedroom: 1 king size bed. Large Wardrobe and a bathroom ensuite with double sinks
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, wardrobe. Chest of drawers. En-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3: 2 singles, wardrobe, chest of drawers. En-suite bathroom
All of the outside area is ideal for boat/diver watching and it is possible during the summer to have friends moor their boats in front of the house. Many dolphins have been seen gliding across the bay.
The sunsets are spectacular.
You can rent a pedalo and take it to the bay in front of house and have a fun-filled afternoon splashing around before peddling it back to the village where you can enjoy an ice cream or a beer at one of the many beach bars in the village..
Terrace.. has built in Moroccan L-shaped bench. Filled with comfy cushions.
The huge outside table is ideal for entertaining.
There are 8 sun loungers on various terraqces on different levels..
The Saltwater Pool has a plateau area with a waterfall to sit in and is surrounded with rocks and plants and the end of the pool has an infinity section..
The house is in an extraordinary location but as it is on the rocks on the edge of the sea it is quite rugged and there are no railings built into the rock. There are also lots of steps down to the house from the car park, which gives it a feeling of complete privacy. Babies plus children over 5 that can swin are welcome but toddlers may be a problem because of the steep drops.
There air-conditioning in all rooms but the constant sea breezes keeps the interior of the house cool.
There is also wireless internet.
We will supply a selection of towels and sheets etc.
Village has many bars and restaurants, which are all within walking distance of the house..
The best thing about the village is being able to stroll down and buy all the produce totally fresh from the market. We will leave olive oil etc, which you are welcome to use. Just replace if you use it all up.
The cleaner will come in before you arrive and when you leave..
If you require a cleaner during your stay, this can be arranged and you can pay them separately..
We can help with babysitting. There is also a personal chef if you require. Plus lists of taxis, restaurants. etc.
We have a gardener/poolman, so you do not have to worry about watering plants etc..
The is a food market in the centre of the village. Fish, meat, fruit etc.
There are 2 bakeries where all the bread is freshly baked and often hot from the oven..
There are many small supermarkets as well.
A local market in the square on Friday for clothes etc..
There are plenty of gift shops as well,
After shopping you can enjoy a coffee or delicious meal on the sea..
The parking has changed in the village and it is now pay and display, which is why our house is so perfect because you can walk to and from the village..
There is diving, windsurfing. pedalo, fishing. You can rent a sailing or motor boat in the village or from the Marina Del Este just five minutes drive from the house. There are also plenty of dive schools.
Local town Almunecar is 10 mins drive away and has a large gift market on Tuesdays.
Many restaurants bars etc. The centre is lovely with sherry bars and gamon on bread..
You can also drive to Nerja, which is also 10 min away in the other direction. Very popular town with many bars, restaurants and night clubs. Just before Nerja, you will find the famous Nerja Caves. Very interesting and great for a rainy day or when it's very hot - it's nice cool in there :-)
Granada is one hour away, with spectacular views.
Gypsy quarter and wide range of shops and restaurants..
Also one of the wonders of the world - Alhambra Palace:
It is best to book in advance - usually for the afternoon booking (after 2 pm) check this website - you can only buy 5 tickets per credit card.
You can go hiking or skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, again just one hour from the village..
This area offers a fantastic combination of skiing in the mountains and sunbathing by the sea.
Googlemap info to pinpoint the house
look up Google map.
then put in la Herradura, Spain.
then when that comes up put in.. Camino de la Torre and house is on a dangly bit of road on the left between Camino de la Torre and Calle Cala de Perro.