- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Located in the province of Granada, Andalucía, 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—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, Andalucía, 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 Salobreña.
The Villa is...
•minutes from the small town of Salobreña
•5km from the larger town of Motril
•45 minutes from the city of Granada
•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. Salobreña is picturesque in a totally natural way, providing a sample of the Andalusian pueblo atmosphere. Salobreña's 5 km of beach hosts a variety of bars and restaurants.
Salobreña 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 Salobreña's best feature is its location—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 Salobreña due to its ability to offer a sea-side resort combined with day trips to exotic and fun-filled locales.
Nearby attractions include...
•the Alhambra palace in Granada
•the caves in Nerja
•the water park in Almunecar
•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.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation
Last updated on December 06, 2012
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- Cleaning fee | per stay
- Damage deposit |
- Local Guides/Maps
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Housekeeping Optional
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 1000 square feet