About this listing
Situated in the heart of the beautiful small & quiet resort of La Herradura on the Costa (website hidden) is located on the ground floor in a private shady courtyard, only 100m from the beach & 50m from the nearest shops & quiet café bars.
The apartment is situated in the heart of the beautiful small & quiet resort of La Herradura on the Costa Tropical. It is located on the ground floor in a shady courtyard, only 100m from the beach & 50m from the nearest shops & quiet café bars. It is ideal for a couple/ 2 people, though it could sleep up to 4 people, as there is a double sofa bed. However, the shower room/ toilet is accessible only through the bedroom.
La Herradura is a very Spanish town, with a vibrant local community. There are many small tapas bars, lovely restaurants & shops, as well as a beautiful sheltered beach with maginificent views & sunsets!
La Herradura is very accessible from the A7 motorway, only 80km from Malaga airport & a similar distance from Granada. Both cities are worth a visit. Nerja is about 12km west & the moorish town of Almunecar about 5kn east. Cantajarran naturist beach is in the next bay, only 3km away with the beautiful Cerro Gordo 'parque natural' high above. Marina del Este is also 3km away, offering diving facilities, boat hire, a beautiful beach bar & a selection of restaurants. There is a good bus service.
The apartment has a living/ kitchen area with a double sofa bed, a double bedroom & adjoining shower room. The patio area is private & partly shaded, ideal for eating out.
There is a fridge, washing machine, kettle, toaster, microwave, hotplate, iron & ironing board, cd player & hairdryer, in addition to the usual crockery & cutlery. Ceiling fans keep the apartment cool. Linen and towels are provided. Wifi is available nearby in a number of bars & restaurants. Free on-street parking is also available within 50m.
The beach, promenade, shops & bars are very close by, but the area is very peaceful & tranquil being part of the old La Herradura village. The walk to the beach is on level ground. Collection from Malaga Airport may be possible for an extra charge.
Interaction with Guests
We will either meet you in person, or arrange for a friend to meet you on our behalf. Contact details are available in case you need to contact us during your stay.
La Herradura is unique, in that it combines the qualities of a small Spanish resort with a small fish village. Everyday life goes on all around adding an extra dimension to your holiday.
There are good public transport links provided by ALSA buses (see website). There are regular buses throughout the day to Malaga, and also even more regular local buses running to Nerja/ Almunecar, Motril & beyond. It may be possible to arrange transport to & from Malaga Airport for an extra charge.
Other Things to Note
The nearest airport is Malaga. Those flying internally within Spain may be able to fly into Granada which is a similar distance away. Collection from Malaga Airport may be possible for an extra charge.
We expect our guests to treat the aparfment with respect & leave it as they find it. Smoking is not allowed inside but the patio is accessible for smokers. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. A washing machine is available for those staying for prolonged periods. The plants on the patio like water so it would be appreciated if guests would give them at least a weekly watering! Minimum booking 4 nights.
We were very happy in the Patio Apartment in La Herradura. John and Paul are really nice host people. The Apartment is really good, fully equipped with a kitchen (it felt nothing), small sitting room, a sleeping room and a bathroom. Very comfortable is the patio where we had breakfast and sat together in the night. A real nice and comfortable place. It´s in the old town of La Herradura and very near to the beach to the Restaurants and bars. The apartment was very clean.
The location of the apartment was superb: close to the beach, close to restaurants and groceries, and nestled among the charming narrow streets of La Herradura. The apartment was comfortable, and the patio outside was a great place to hang out while snacking on local fruit.
J’effectue un commentaire en tout objectivité. Pour une première utilisation du site AirB&B, j’ai apprécié les réponses rapides, cordiales et sympathiques de John. J’avais demandé du calme, du soleil et sans tunnel de plastique. Tout a été confirmé par John. Comme toujours il y a des plus et des moins. L’appartement au RDC est conforme aux photos mais en réalité il est assez petit, 2 personnes suffisent sinon c’est juste. Nous avons été bien reçus par une amie de John, pas d’inventaire d’entrée ni en sortant, c’est le seul contact pendant notre séjour que nous avons eu. D’ailleurs nous n’avons pas eu de sèche cheveux malgré un SMS envoyé à Diana, pas évident de mettre un casque avec des cheveux mouillés. Motards, j’ai garé ma moto dans l’entrée menant à la terrasse, et nous avons effectué beaucoup de kilomètres dans les merveilleux paysages environnants avec un superbe beau temps. Par contre il faut savoir que le 1er mai (sur 3 jours), c’est la fête de la croix de mai. Dans les rues environnantes, des buvettes extérieures, avec de la musique jusqu’à 3h du matin ont été improvisées !!! De plus, un matin, une personne avait uriné dans la cour, merci l’odeur et le lendemain, nous avons trouvé des excréments !!! Pour nous qui voulions nous reposer ...
John, excusez-moi de n’avoir pu remplacer la lampe que j’ai cassé la veille du départ (dimanche) mais je vous ai laissé de l’argent en compensation. En conclusion, La Herradura est très jolie, certainement calme en basse saison, mais je trouve le rapport qualité/prix trop cher.
I am sorry that Didier experienced some noise during the fiesta. This is not usual as the area that the apartment is in is very quiet.
The patio area offers through access to a neighbouring shop, which they usually access for short periods late morning & early evening. No-one else uses this area. It is possible that a cat or dog may have accessed the area & caused the soiling, but not human beings! Animals tend to do this occasionally, but it has never proven to be a major problem. I have been there today & there was no sign of anything.
The hairdryer was available throughout your stay, in the bottom drawer of the bedside cabinet. Liquid soap is provided in the bathroom. We do not provide other toiletries as generally, guests bring their own, or can buy them locally at supermarket prices. We do not claim to offer such items.
Our pricing is very competitive. We have been advised independently on a number of occasions to increase our prices but prefer to offer reasonable rates throughout the year.
La Herradura is a delightful little town in Andalusia and John's very cute flat is right in the heart of things. We were met shortly after we arrived by Diana who showed us how things worked. The flat was as described. We were able to make breakfast in the morning and even made pasta one night but there are so many really good and inexpensive restaurants that you won't need to cook at home. Bed was comfy too!
The flat was exactly what we expected, small but everything you need. We went in the middle of August so the town was busier than we thought and it was impossible to find parking.
Our only problem with the flat was the bed, the frame was a bit wobbly and the mattress too soft for us. Every time one us moved it felt like we were on a water bed. John came down to try and sort out the problem as soon as we complained but unfortunately it couldn't be rectified.
Rachael initially had difficulty sleeping because she found the bed 'uncomfortable'. She contacted us & we visited immediately to check that the bed frame was secure. The problem seemed to be that the mattress was too soft for Rachael & she also found the sofa bed in the lounge too hard. We concluded that this was a matter of personal comfort/preference. Only one other guest commented on the bed last year. We checked then & again this week with several other visitors who have stayed and they all confirmed that the apartment & beds were perfect for their needs. We also reviewed our guest book which has comments from guests who have stayed over the past four years & there have been no unfavourable comments. We also personally use the apartment on a regular basis & find the beds comfortable. So, we have concluded that as 2 guests out of over 50 have commented on the bed, it is a matter of personal preference. The main bed has a soft mattress & the sofa bed has a firm mattress. We are sorry that Rachael had problems sleeping, as we want all our guests to have restful & enjoyable holiday. Fortunately, most guests have this experience.
The check-in went smoothly, and the apartment is very comfortable and cosy!
The neighbourhood is lovely, just at the beginning of the old city of la Herradura, which is very similar to the city of Granada. There some nice Spanish restaurants and bars nearby, where in the evening there is live guitar music, sangria and the amazing Andalusian atmosphere!
We ate breakfast almost daily on the patio, and then either walked to the beach - 3 minutes on foot, or took the car to the nearby "wilder" coves like Cantarrijan, which are around a 10 minutes drive away.
A through and through Spanish experience!
We stayed 5 nights at Johns apartment in La Herradura and we really had a good time there. The apartment is big enough if you just wanna spend the nights there. Next to it there is a supermarket and bakery. It`s just a 3mins walk to the beach and there are a lot of bars and restaurants near by. We came by car and drove to different beaches in the area around which are more beautiful. Check the beaches in the Nationalpark.
About the Host, John
We are 2 guys who are lucky enough to share our time between the UK & Spain. we enjoy travelling & socialising with our friends. The quiet life is for us & we love spending time both in our home in Iznate, which is in the mountains, and at our apartment in La Herrdadura, which is a magical place & only 40km away! It is a small resort, but peaceful & truely Spanish.
We also enjoy walking & relaxing on the beach with a good book or listening to music.
Our motto is that life is for living - you only get one chance so enjoy it!