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NOMAD'S RETREAT, unique secluded paradise overlooking the Mediterranean

Bedrooms 4
Space 200 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, heated pool, outdoor hot tub, sleeps 8 comfortabl

A truly stunning, traditional & unique Cortijo (old country mansion) on the beautiful & unspoilt Costa Tropical of southern Spain. The property has breathtaking unspoilt views overlooking the Mediterranean and surrounding Mountains. Set in large tropical gardens, Nomad's Retreat is surrounded by an exotic mix of lush fruit groves offering fruits such as mango, lemon, orange and avocado to name but a few. Nomad's Retreat has been sympathetically remodelled using traditional methods and local materials. The house boasts a gorgeous heated infinity edge salt water pool, covered terraces and a traditional stunning vaulted Palapa sun room. Nomad's Retreat is a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing location suitable for families who wish to experience all that this truly beautiful region of Spain has to offer. Steep access to the house ensures you have amazing panoramic sea views, which include sunrise and sunset, which can only be achieved from its elevated position.

'Once inside the property all living accommodation is on one level.'

'The pool, hot tub and leisure area are accessed by some steps, but there is ramped access to this area for those with less mobility. But as this all can be heated (at some extra charge over winter) it is an all year pleasure zone'

We have internet too ... so even if you have a little work to do on holiday you can .. relaxing by the pool!!


More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

' A Great time and very relaxing, just what we needed' Mr & Mrs Cunningham, Maidstone Kent

' Picking fruit straight from the trees, glorious' Mrs Walker, St Nicklaus Wales

' We have enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home and have already booked to return next year with our grandchildren' Mrs & Mrs Strumm, Sweeden

' We have loved staying here, the villa was outstanding and the Paella cooked for us was wonderful!' Woods Family, Windsor

'A real taste of traditional Spain, Loved it' Mr & Mrs Cole, Bexley Kent

' Very relaxing and have recharged the batteries. we will be back very soon' Mr Parker, Cowfold East Sussex
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Salobreña, Spain

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Private hot tub in gardens
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet , 2 outdoor showers
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , Hot tub outside next to pool
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower next to pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom3 - 1 double bed , 2 singles
    Master bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 large double bed , Double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 double bed , Double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , 2 singles
  • Cots and/or extra beds available on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Professional party and catering arrangements for weddings, birthdays etc. Because of it's tranquility, Nomad's Retreat lends itself perfectly to those seeking Mind Body and Soul Therapies such as Reiki, Yoga, Massage, Hypnotherapy. Shouild you requiry these therapies, we can may the arrangement on your behalf. Please mention your interest in your initial enquiry. It's advisable to ensure your contact details, email address and telephone number's are accurate when makinig your enquiry- so that we may respond immediately to your request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

NOMAD'S RETREAT, unique secluded paradise overlooking the Mediterranean
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews
New York City, NY, USA

Heavenly Perch

  • 5 of 5

Sitting by the pool, enjoying the sun and the incredible 5-mile view in both directions, I could not believe it was all real and mine to enjoy. What a glorous place in the sun for a vacation. The house itself is lovely. We enjoyed cooking in the generous and well equipped kitchen and grilling outside. Even though I am a die hard tourist, I found the allure of Nomad's Retreat irresistible and spent much of the week revelling in its unique joys.

Kate and Stephen are generous, caring hosts. They answered our questions and are a joy to have around. We parted as friends and I really hope to spend time with them in the future. Hey Kate, join me in Miami some time at my place at the Shelborne!!

And to top it all off there is the 46' yacht, The Optimist. What a fabulous boat and what a great afternoon we had on it. She was masterfully handled by Stephen, a Captain I would willingly set out to sea with. Kate provided a lovely repast and there were drinks aplenty.

At the week's end I really did not want to leave and return to reality. What a sweet, sweet retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What kind and lovely words all the way from the USA ... we feel very honoured to meet such wonderful people from all parts of the World. It is so important to us here at Nomad's Retreat that our standards are high and our guests can relax and enjoy themselves. When we receive such lovely reviews, we know we have achieved our goal. So thank you Susan and Oliver, Dale and Jerry, Diane & Clem ... we also hope to visit you in Florida soon.
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we thought we had died and were in "heaven", the villa Nomads Retreat, the gardens, the fabulous pool was ALL incredible, The villa is much more spacious than the photos show plus the pool too is generous in size. Kate made us feel very special always making sure everything was as good as it could possibly be. She even pulled a few strings as we especially wanted a week that had been booked by another client, due to my 60th birthday and my son's 30th birthday. - absolute STAR of a lady. We had more fun than I ever thought possible. A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Kate for making our dream come true.

Teresa and John

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw thank you so much, how kind of you to write a review for me. I´m missing you lovely people already, Hugs very big ! Stay well & happy you all xxx
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Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 weeks. Not a single problem the whole time. House is lovely. Solitude is wonderful. Kate is Fantastic! Local area fun to explore. Markets for fresh food nearby in Salobrena, Motril, Almunecar. Laid back and more..........Many thanks Kate for a lovely visit and finding a new friend in the south of Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay ... & thank you for your thought and kindness. I am over the moon that Nomads gave you both what you needed!... much love J & MA .. for sure we will be in touch soon... miss U2 x
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Great villa and great hostess

  • 5 of 5

Arrival date 18/07/2015 2 week stay

We enjoyed everything about the villa and the view from the pool is just stunning. The girls enjoyed their early morning yoga and pilates sessions by the pool.

Kate was the perfect hostess and could not do enough to make our stay perfect, with advise on places to vist, local shops and all the other things only a local would know about.

Highlights of the trip were Granada, local tapas down on the local beach, picking fresh lemons of the trees for a G&T, water fights with the kids around the pool and the local water falls and lagoons, really is a must for the young at heart. Who's brave enough to do the 35 foot jump into the lagoon? And not to forget a BBQ and a few drinks on the veranda over looking pool and the Med.:)

I loved my stay here and Kate, I look forward to another visit some time soon.

Thanks Kate

all the best


  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tony !! Your heart is as big as you are ( & thats big for all of you reading!) Wow !! Did you do that jump at the waterfall ? I have to say .. I am the lucky one here, meeting such a happy fun family... Not forgetting lovely Helen, Claire & Tim. Thanks for coming and enjoying life to the full. For sure we will meet again guys .. how can I ever forget you all.x.
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A fabulous week

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say a big thank you for last week. Nomad’s is just the perfect place. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and left on Saturday refreshed and invigorated. And are still feeling buzzy despite EasyJet!

You have a wonderful place there, you’ve made it a real home and made us feel really welcome. Thank you. The girls just adored their cave room so thank you for making it special for them. For me I loved the quiet mornings, to make a coffee and chat to Jo on the little veranda outside of the kitchen. We watched the doves doing their mad circling and all landing one by one on the telegraph wires in the next field, wobbling a bit, but not falling off. We also did spy the eagle, but luckily not at the same time as the doves. The gardens and flowers around the villa are just glorious. You’ve put in an enormous amount of work into the place and it is really paying off. But you were right. A week wasn’t sufficiently long enough.

Wish you and your family well Kate. Hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, Jo & girls, Thank you for coming to visit nomad ... I will miss my cabbage soup girls!! After that long hike ... I bet the eagle was looking down on you skinny mini´s ... licking his lips!. Best wishes always, Hugs, Kate x
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Everything and More

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and my three boys (11, 8, and 6) returned yesterday after spending an amazing week at Nomad's Retreat! Words cannot describe how amazing this place is. We all had such a good time just being together and in the backyard. The weather was fantastic. We would swim and then relax in the hot tub. The view overlooking the Mediterranean was spectacular from both the hot tub and swimming pool. We could not get enough of being outside. The fruit orchards were a big hit with the boys. They loved eating the fresh Asian plums.

The house was perfect and had plenty of room for the 5 of us and room for more friends or family. Everything was in working order. Kate was friendly and very helpful. She was available for any questions we had. We really enjoyed meeting her and are thankful that she shares her little piece of paradise with us. We have already requested our next stay in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Málaga and Granada
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Nomad's Retreat is a Mediterranean Dream ... situated very close to Salobreña, a charming traditional white washed town which clings to the hillside of a large out crop of rock looked over by a Moorish Castle. Surrounded by fruit orchards and sugar cane fields, this town and the surrounding areas offer everything visitors could wish for ... rich history and culture dating back over 4000 years to ancient burial sites and Moorish Castles.

Other Activities: Yacht charter, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, Kite surfing, Jet skiing

Golf: Los Moriscos Golf Course - Motril 10 minutes distance from Salobreña; Granada Golf Course - Granada 45 minutes distance from Salobreña; Málaga Golf Course - Málaga 60 minutes distance from Salobreña.

Ski: * SUN & SKI !!!--------Skiing around an hour way!

Sierra Nevada - Sol y Nieve ski resort, Spain's most renowned skiing paradise, lies at a 1h drive from Salobreña. From December til May, these mountains offer 75km of spectacular slopes for all skiing levels.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Salobreña, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$145.81

Arrival time: 17:00 Departure time: 10:00
Email for special offers during low season!

* Please note Prices are listed in Euros NOT £'s Sterling
* My prices include all bed-linen, towels, final cleaning & laundry.
* Winter Prices Include open fire central heating (logs)
* Email for special prices for stay of 3 weeks+

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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