Villa Casa Loma
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||1000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Luxury, Away from it all, Beach, Ocean|
Description from the owner
Located in the province of Granada, AndalucĂa, in the Kingdom of Spain, our Villa is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains overlooking the Costa Tropical de Granada and the Mediterranean Seaâ€”a sub-tropic micro-climate reputed to be the best in Europe with temperate tropical temperatures and 326 days of sun a year.
The villa forms part of the "urbanization" of Monte de los Almendros or "Mountain of Almonds", the site of a former almond orchard. Ranked one of the four finest urbanizations in Spain, Monte de los Almendros is an exclusive, non-gated, international community of private residences on properties of one acre or l...Read more
Villa Casa Loma
Salobrena, Andalusia, Spain
Additional Location Information
Located in the province of Granada, AndalucĂa, in the Kingdom of Spain, our Villa is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains overlooking the Costa Tropical de Granada and the Mediterranean Sea, just outside of the small town of SalobreĂ±a.
The Villa is...
â€˘minutes from the small town of SalobreĂ±a
â€˘5km from the larger town of Motril
â€˘45 minutes from the city of Granada
â€˘4 hours from Madrid
The villa forms part of the community of Monte de los Almendros or "Mountain of Almonds", the site of a former almond orchard.
The beautiful Costa Tropical de Granada is one of the most stunning regions of Spain. There two worlds come into contact and sharp contrast. Long populated throughout the centuries by the Phoenicians, the Moors, and the Romans, the area is rich in history, architecture and ruins. The various cultural influences of each occupying group can be felt even today. Even the landscape still shows the evidence of former invaders. Roman watch towers (always built within sight of one another) dot the coast line as you drive from Malaga and the terraced mountains show the Moor's influence on agricultural activities.
Located to the east of Malaga, the Costa Tropical de Granada has escaped the worst excesses of the property developers. Housing developments inspired by Andalusian village architecture are the norm rather than faceless concrete tower blocks and the tourist onslaught has been much milder. For most of the year, it's relatively free from tourists, if not from foreign expatriate residents.
A short detour from the highway brings you to the unspoiled village whose near-perpendicular streets and old white houses perch on a steep hill beneath a ruined Moorish fortress. SalobreĂ±a is picturesque in a totally natural way, providing a sample of the Andalusian pueblo atmosphere. SalobreĂ±a's 5 km of beach hosts a variety of bars and restaurants.
SalobreĂ±a has a wealth of both beauty and culture to offer the visitor. The historical centre is made up of areas built within the walls that fortified the town in the Middle Ages, rendering it one of the most impregnable places on the Al-Andalus coast. Original medieval structures are preserved in delightful corners such as la Loma, la Fuente, Brocal and Albaycin, characterized by narrow winding streets, imposing doorways, tiny windows, passageways and vaults.
Perhaps SalobreĂ±a's best feature is its locationâ€”situated on the edge of the sea and yet within easy access to many points of interest in southern Spain. Many tourists (native and otherwise) chose SalobreĂ±a due to its ability to offer a sea-side resort combined with day trips to exotic and fun-filled locales.
Nearby attractions include...
â€˘the Alhambra palace in Granada
â€˘the caves in Nerja
â€˘the water park in Almunecar
â€˘the many mountain villages....
The road from the city of Motril, travelling west along the coast to the city of Malaga passes through the former heart of the empire of sugar barons who brought prosperity to Malaga province in the 19th century. Today, the traditional cane fields are giving way to lychees, limes, mangoes, paw-paws and olive groves. Dark green avocado groves line your route on the descent into Almunecar, a fishing village since Phoenician times, 3000 years ago. The Phoenicians called it Sexi; the Moors built a castle here, where the kings of Granada once kept their treasures; and today it's a popular resort.
Between the coastal towns of Almunecar and Nerja, giant cliffs and dramatic seascapes provide the best scenery on this eastern stretch of the Costa.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$142||$142||$995||$0||7 nights|
|All Dates||$142||$142||$995||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $0 / stay - Security Deposit
- Cleaning fee - $0 / stay - Other
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 28, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mac and Elaine
Beautiful villa and setting
The villa is well designed, built, furnished and maintained and is located at the end of a quiet street with a commanding view of the town and the Med. One real bonus was the range of three balconies so that you can breakfast, lunch and dinner following or avoiding the sun.The town is interesting with some good shops and restaurants. It is the closest spot on the Med. to Grenada and, indeed, Madrid. A great spot to holiday and much enjoyed by us.
Cecilie & Bill Moses
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
The view from his magnificent villa on the rock took my breath a
Our holiday at Villa Casa Loma was made extra special because the owners were in residence. They not only made us feel very welcome, but helped us with travel plans to other parts of Spain including our overnight trip to visit alhambra, the ancient Moorish Palace in Granada just a 45 minute drive from Salobrena. A must see. Getting around Granada was very easy with the hop on hop off bus. The botanical garden at the University of Granada is a must for any naturalists. The villa is very spacious and clean,beautifully furnished and equipped. An abundance of tourist information was available as well as books and videos. The layout affords privacy if travelling with another couple or family. The quaint old towns, markets and beaches in the immediate area are delightful. Early evenings are special as extended Spanish families gather in parks to picnic, play and talk while enjoying the marvelous weather. Our week was not long enough.
On offer is glorious scenery along with the pleasures of privacy
The house, architecturally admirable, is exquisitely located offering a panoramic view, privacy and comfort. The interior is attractive, the beds comfortable, the amenities all one could ask for. The location is a marvellous starting point for visiting many destinations - scenic, historic or architectural; shopaholics can be locally satisfied with both markets and elegant stores; beaches are close at hand and the local restaurants offer pleasant meals. A good place for a holiday that offers both the opportunity to rest and recover, and the opportunity to be bewitched by the diverse glories of Spain.
Heather & Don
A truly wonderful vacation.
We had a perfectly delightful time staying at Casa Loma. It is situated in a prime location to explore the area. The view is absolutely spectacular from the terrace. The community is quiet and private. The Villa is well equipped and very comfortable. The owners have outfitted it with everything a visitor might need including lots of information about things to do and see in the area. One does need a car.
We have stayed at the Villa on two occasions.
Barbara & Ross Bailie
Mansfield, ON. Canada
Casa Loma is the perfect setting for relaxed luxury
Sitting in the sunroom or on the patio, overlooking the Mediterranean, reading a good book,sipping Spanish wine, is absolutely magical. It is the perfect way to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.
The Best View in Spain
My wife and I rented this spectacular villa for our honeymoon and we couldn't have picked a better spot. The villa is neat, clean, comfortable and extremely well appointed with two bathrooms, laundry facilities and even a full kitchen with dishwasher! Each room has an individual access to the incredible wraparound terrace and the living room transitions neatly to a fantastic sunroom that can be completely enclosed if you happen to be there on one of the two or three rainy days in each year. The terrace is incredible and unlike anything we've ever encountered: you get a complete 300-degree unobstructed view of the surroundings. There's nothing at all between you and tens of miles of gorgeous Spanish countryside. You can walk around the terrace and see the mountains in the distance, the fields and the cities far below, the incredible Moorish castle on the rock and the broad blue Mediterranean - on clear days you can see africa! If that's not enough, you can go down a few steps and lounge on a huge lower terrace that's large enough to accommodate a party of twenty or more. Just the thing for sunbathing! We could have spent the entire vacation just sitting on the terrace and staring at the view.
Of course, we did leave the villa and we had a fabulous time wherever we went! The two nearby towns are modern and friendly, there's a sizable English population just down the road in Nerja and we were within striking distance of Granada, Malaga and Torremolinos for day trips. The food is excellent, the wine is an unbelievable value and prices everywhere are extremely reasonable.
We had a fantastic stay at Villa Casa Loma and we're currently planning another trip there later this year. I can't recommend this spot highly enough.
P J Moore
Worth the drive from Portugal
Met and welcomed by the owners.
Very friendly neighbours.
Fun tapas parties on the balcony.
The home is spectacular with comfortable beds and all amentities.
Great paella served on the beach.
Wonderful town with great proximity to place of interest.
The exciting drive up to the villa is most memorable.
Paradise on the Mediterranean
Villa Casa Loma is a wonderful place to use as a "home base" for a series of day trips in southern Spain. It's proximity to Granada, Malaga and other locations make it the perfect location. Of course if you would prefer to take it easy and enjoy spectacular views, excellent amenities and a comfortable space, the villa is perfect for that too. The village of Salobrena at the bottom of the is a great place to have a relaxing meal or pick up some provisions and dine in. I will definitely stay here again.