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This luxury home that was completed in 2010 provides a modern and spacious ambiance. In addition, it offers a breath-taking panoramic view from the lighthouse on the Punta Dela Mona, to Almunecar, and all the way to Cabo Sacratif at Montril.  The sea and the Marina Del Este are practically at your feet.

Casa Geniol is in an absolutely serene location. It is the ideal spot for the guest at any time of the year to repose and experience relaxation with all senses. It is an inspiring location for hot summer months during which the Costa Tropical is full of pulsating life.

The home has 3 air conditioned bedrooms for 2 persons, each with its own terrace and sea view as well as their own private baths with toilet. The spacious master bedroom located on the top floor offers the most spectacular view and is completely independent from the rest of the home. The air conditioned library offers a great selection of books and does not only invite to read and relax. It has an additional place for one person to sleep.

The fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen is located at the intermediary level of Casa Geniol and offers all the comforts. The dinner table in the kitchen seats 8.  Through the enormous picture window the horizon seems within one's reach, bringing enjoyment to the breakfast table. Two partially covered terraces expand this level and open the opportunity to eat outside even if the weather is bad.

The living room as the heart of the house is centrally located. It is one of the architectural highlights of Casa Geniol. It allows a view over a large part of the house from the cosy seating arrangement in front of the fireplace. Whoever has the courage can risk a jump into the 4 x 8 meter large pool from the terrace covered with wooden planks.

The lower level is bathed in light. The wellness area is located at this level. It includes a walled steam bath, two waterfall showers, one toilet and one relaxation room with bathtub and ergometer. The washing machine and a massive safe to safe keep your valuables are also at this level.

The landscaping of the gardens around Casa Geniol focused on providing it with a Mediterranean flair and to protect privacy.  Palm trees, citrus trees, Algarrobo, and olive trees but also jasmine, lavender, and rosemary flank this contemporary home and highlight the typical atmosphere of the region. The large terrace at the pool is the ideal spot for sunbathing or for letting your thoughts wander freely across the sea.

Vacation at Casa Geniol promise the guest a true time to enjoy the daily changing scenery of the Mediterranean Sea, a luxurious yet purist experience that tries to speak to all of the visitor's senses.

Welcome!

La Herradura is located in a pitoresque bay at the Costa Tropical and recommends itself for the traveller at any time of the year as ideal holliday ressort.

No matter if one is up to beachvacation or active hollidays, La Herradura with its numerous restaurants, bars and tapabars and its environs offer uncountable possibilities to relax or spend adventurous vacations.

If You are interested in watersports there are plenty offers: diving, surfing, sailing, swimming, jetskiing, waterskiing, kajaking or kitesurfing.

In the regional divingschools, surfshops and boatrentals you can rent everything You need to make Yor stay at the coast just perfect.

Costa Tropical and La Herradura offer fantastic clima all year round, lots of sun and mediterranian temperatures, little rain in summer and mild conditions in winter, if You want to escape the cold.

From Casa Geniol You will reach the 4 kilometer long sandy beach of La Herradura within a couple of minutes. Pool or beach - You have the choice, but in the close surrounding You will also find hidden bays, ideal for nudism, undisturbed sunbathing, cliffhiking, relaxing or just to stroll arround.

For the active traveller La Herradura is an ideal starting point, if You stay in Casa Geniol, You have easy access to guided excursions and hikes, canyoning, wildwater kajaking, horseback riding, paragliding, caving or a trip to Penja Escrita, the legendary mountain zoo are worth a try.

The local diving schools offer dives along the rocky coast, where the middle of the 16th century 28 ships of the Spanish Armada sunk in a terrible storm. The rumours and speculations go on until today so You also find Your phantasy challenged.

If You are more interested in diving into pulsating life in hight season, Almunecar, with its nightclubs, beachbars and discotheques, just 6 kilometers away from Casa Geniol is the place to go. There You can party with people from all over the world or just drift through the night. Musicfestivals, flamenco performances or regional festivities complete your ideas.

Almunecar is also highly recommended for family hollidays, if You look for attractions like the Aqualand, Loro Sexi - the birdpark, the Aquarium or wellness and childcare.

In summer tourists from all over the world stream to the region, in winter You will find it peaceful and relaxing staying in Casa Geniol.

By car, it will take You only 45 minutes from Casa Geniol to reach Pradollano in the heart of one of the highest ski regions in Europe. There are not many places in the world where you can go swimming in the sea in the morning and skiing or snowboarding in the afternoon, but the Sierra Nevada is one of them! There are over 83 kms of ski slopes in the ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada, and you can expect snow for approximately 5 months a year. Sierra Nevada is ideal for all ski and snowboard aficionados and the resort caters for everyone from beginners to experts. There are also numerous ski schools and equipment hire shops there, so everything you need can be hired out on a daily basis.

8 kilometers away from Casa Geniol the village of Nerja is located, where You can visit, 'Balcon de Europa' and the biggest cave system in Europe 'Cuevas De Nerja', or You go just a few kilometers further, and make short trip to Frigiliana up in the mountains with its middleaged center and numerous souvenir shops, which will also be an unforgettable experience.

The region is also a good base for alpinists, no matter if You are interested in guided alpine hikes or demanding climbing.

If You prefer to explore the area by motorbike, You can book a tour or just rent a motorbike or car and check out the secret mountain roads and spectacular views individually.

Also for the cultural interested traveller Costa Tropical is a rewarding destination. Just an hours drive from Casa Geniol You can visit Granada with its legendary Alhambra, the castle of Almunecar, which exists since the roman age is within viewing distance of Casa Geniol, or You take a look at the ancient moorish watchtowers which are lined up along the pitoresque coast, telling about the eventful history of Andalusia.

The name of the region around Casa Geniol, Costa Tropical, is due to the always temperate clima. Lots of sun and moderate rains enable an amazing fauna, avocado, mango and kiwi grow throughout the whole year just as olivetrees, citrus fruits and palms.

Hollidays in Casa Geniol leave no wishes open.

Coming by plane, You will land on the airport of Malaga, 'Aeropuerto de Malaga', taking a rental car right there will offer You a convenient possibility to reach 'La Herradura' in about an hours drive.

When You leave the airport, first follow the signs 'A7 Malaga', then 'N-340', take the overpass, keep right and drive on the highway A 7.
Head into the direction 'Motril-Sevilla-Granada'. After about 70 kilometers leave the highway through exit 305 'Almunecar Oueste - La Herradura'. On stateroute N-340 turn left into the direction 'La Herradura' and continue until You reach a traffic-light. Turn right and enter the village. Follow the street down till you reach the sea, make a left turn  - after about 200 meters You hit 'El Bambu' on the right side, directly on the beach.


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There You will be picked up by Cees Vogelaar, who, together with his wife Marijke takes care about the Casa Geniol and will also be Your reliable reference person in all matters concerning the house during Your stay. You can reach the Vogelaars via their mobile phone:
+34 678 336 299 or via email: famvogelaar@gmail.com.

Please send us information about Your expected arrival-time and a mobile number You are going to use in Spain, so that we can reach You on the day of Your arrival. When You leave the airport, we would like to ask You to give Cees short call so that he can prepare everything for You in time.

Now we wish You a safe and good journey and are very looking forward to welcome You in Casa Geniol.

 

The Bedrooms

All our bedrooms provide comfortable queen size beds (63x79 in) and are equipped with individual, remote-controlled air-condition, own terrace with spectacular sea view. The master bedroom located on the very top of the house extends itself over two levels an has an additional reading sofa, a flat screen SAT-TV set and a big, modern wardrobe.The two smaller bedrooms have direct access to the garden and on top of the air-condition ceiling fans.All bedrooms have their own bathroom with toilet en suite.

The bathrooms

The bathrooms in Casa Geniol are all equipped with large showers, have their own toilet an are directly accessible from the bedrooms, what garantuees a lot of privacy and independance from the rest of the house. The modern washstands offer a lot of storage space, you will find many practical trays, an infrared heater in the ceiling and a 220V plug.

The kitchen

The modern kitchen is located on the lightflooded central level of the house and provides everything one doesn´t want to miss at home or on holidays. A great selection of kitchen utensils as well as microwave, ceramic hob, extractor fan, oven an a spacious refrigerator leave no wishes open. On request we can also provide a Nespresso machine.
You will find a big dining table for up to 8 persons directly in the kitchen, a second table of equal size is is ready to use on the partial coverd kitchen terrace, which You reach via a self-supporting gangway over the livingroom.

The livingroom

The livingroom is one of the architectural highlights of Casa Geniol. From here You have direct acess to the covered livingroom-terrace with a wooden floor, ideal for a secluded sunbath or shady hours of leisure.
The livingroom has a fireplace which can be fired on request, a spacious, comfortable sofa-group, a TV-set with DVD-player and SAT-receiver and an iPod soundsystem.

The library

Our good sorted library suits as ideal retreat or to accommodate a seventh guest. A great selection of books and illustrated books invites to read or to conclude an adventurous day in front of the fireplace which is well supplied candles.

The welness area

In the bright basement of the house You will find the steambath, two fountain showers and a big bath tub. If You want to do some physical exercise You can use our modern Tunturi ergometer, swing some barbells or stay in shape with the abdominal trainer. On this level we also provide the washing machine, a solid safe and a comfortable rest bed.

  • 450 m² living space
  • 500 m² garden
  • 7 terraces
  • spectacular seaviews
  • 16 by 26 ft private pool
  • 3 bedrooms
  • baths and toilets ensuite
  • aircondition
  • top-modern kitchen
  • outdoor grill
  • library
  • chimney
  • steambath
  • ergometer
  • washing machine
  • safe
  • iPod soundsystem
  • dvd player
  • 2 TV-sets
  • Astra SAT-TV
  • WIFI
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