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Luxury Ocean Front Villa, Sleepy Fishing Village-La Herradura

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 5,597 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Casa Shalimar is situated on the edge of the seaside pueblo (village) of La Herradura, in the Costa Tropical. It is the warmest part of southern Spain, 70km east of Malaga, in the province of Granada.

Park your vehicle at the top of the steps and wind your way down the many steps to the gates of the casa. Open the front door and you are greeted with the feeling of being on a boat, as all you can see is the ocean. Change into your swimsuit and jump from the rocks or from the steps into the sea. Snorkel and dive in the clear blue water.

During the Spanish Armada, it is said that a galleon sank and many divers now search the bottom for gold coins. The casa has lovely terraces overlooking the sea and an infinity pool on the edge of the rocks, which is private and secluded. Watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy hours of snorkeling from the luxury of one's own house.

Casa Shalimar is a perfect artists/writers retreat. The interior is decorated in an eclectic, shabby-chic style, designed to be a comfortable home, not a show house...

You can look on Google map for La Herradura and the location of Casa Shalimar...

Google map 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 the house is on a dangly bit of road on the left between Camino de la Torre and Calle Cala de Perro.

Keywords: Beautiful luxury house that looks like a castle, House on the rocks of the sea with direct steps to the sea.

Infinity pool, perfect for artists and writers...

More Details
Registration Number : CTC- 201641242

Property Manager
Louise Ostrom
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

About Louise Ostrom

We love the house as it is like a Morrocan castle on the sea. The sound of the water has a calming, almost magical effect and the village is just five minutes walk away. It is a truly unique property, which we consider ourselves very fortunate to own and has also provided much inspiration for one family member, who has written more than a dozen published books while staying at the house.

Louise Ostrom purchased this villa in 2000

Why Louise Ostrom chose Almuñécar

The house's close proximity to the sea makes it a dream property. It has all year round sunshine. The village is fun and even has a lovely market in the centre. It is close to the historical city of Granada. It's less than an hour from the airport. Basically, it ticks just about every box you could imagine.

What makes this villa unique



Almuñécar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5597 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds in two large bedrooms. 2 large single beds in bedroom 3. 1 children's fold-up bed, 2 Moroccan bunk beds off the kitchen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Ocean Front Villa, Sleepy Fishing Village-La Herradura
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, beautiful location. Definitely lived up to the pictures, and then some. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you nice review. Happy new year x
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, just fabulous. One of the most beautiful places I have been to. And, the proximity to the sea!

We took a day trip to Tangier, via Tarifa,which was a highlight for everyone in my family. Hire Aziz Saint Laurant as your private guide in Morrocco, he is #1!

Thank you Claire for sharing your lovely home!❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am very glad you had fun. What a good idea to go to Morroco for the day. We did the same. Its fun.. Cheers Clare xx
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Little Horwood Buckinghamshire England

Just Magical!

  • 5 of 5


My partner and I chose Casa Shalimar and La Herradura as we wanted authentic Spain and we were so happy we did. The villa is simply magical, the situation is perfect, private, quiet and peaceful. The house interior is beautifully furnished in an elegant and traditional Spanish style but is comfortable and homely not cold and unlived in. Fabulous bed in main bedroom with wonderful views, slept better than I'd slept in years! Absolutely everything you may need is provided. Outside is perfect too with lovely terraces to sit and relax enjoying the wonderful views and the pool was so inviting, we used it every day even though it was early May and the pool is not heated the water was quite warm, we didn't want to get out. The village of La Herradura is a small and friendly seaside town and still very Spanish with little English spoken but everyone is so friendly it was fun trying to communicate which we did easy enough. Lots of bars and good restaurants, a few actually situated right on the beach, and only a pleasant 10 minutes stroll from the villa but our favorite place was Davids at the waters edge in the Marina del Este, a beautiful area a few minutes drive over the other side of the headland, food was delicious and staff exceptional, highly recommended. All in all, one of the loveliest holidays we've had.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Zealand

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time myself, my wife, and a few friends came to Casa Shalimar. It was as great as the first time. Better in fact because we knew where everything was and what to expect.

The location is second to none and the views are extreme. All you need do is look at the pictures to see how close the house is to the sea. In fact the pictures don’t do it justice. My wife gasped when she stepped out onto the balcony/terrace area, and saw the view.

A great place. Hopefully we’ll make it there for the third time later this year.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Look forward to you coming again x
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London, United Kingdom

Outstanding views. Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

Although the house is decorated with great taste and the layout is fantastic, Case Shalimar is all about the view and proximity to the sea. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows and waking up to that view each morning was a great way to start each day. The second bedroom was a great size and had a large bathroom with a tub and wet room type shower. The third bedroom was a twin but the beds were big. All rooms were ensuite, which was nice. There were also some built in bunk type beds just off the kitchen. They were hidden away. Really quite a clever use of space.

The Infinity pool was a dream (even had a little waterfall area) and as the weather was lovely we ventured down the rocks (that have steps) and also swam in the sea.

I’m a chef and the kitchen was a dream to cook in, full of everything you need to make a meal. We spent most evenings eating on the huge terrace with the sea right behind us. Bliss. To be honest you need not leave the house. However if you do, it’s only a 5 minute walk to La Herradura proper, where you’ll find lots of bars and restaurants right along the beach.

La Herradura is where the Spanish go for a break. It’s that authentic, and as such it’s easy to get immersed in the culture and especially the food.

The owner Clare was also really helpful when I had a question and she even arranged for a lovely hamper basket upon our arrival, which was a nice touch as we arrived late in the evening and were famished.

I couldn't recommend this place more. We’ll be going back without hesitation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fantastic place ocean front

  • 5 of 5

The house has fantastic ocean views from every corner, the location is great, close to a small town with a great public market where you can find fresh fish, vegetables, etc, nice weather as Andalucia has few rains. This was our second time we rented the house so we felt more at home. Clean, nicely decorated. We will certainly go for the third time hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: you are lovely guests and are very happy you are coming every year. Thank you x
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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