“We spent a very good time in La Herradura last easter at Baiba and David\'s house. We first met a great family with Baiba, David and their 2 sons, Miles & Matisse. Their welcome was very friendly and we had a couple of drinks in town together during our holidays. They explained everything about what we should know about the city and other cities/places we could visit around. This made this trip very secure and friendly for us who didn\'t know at all this part of Spain. Their house is great and has a fantastic see view with terrace on 2 levels, from bedrooms and living room. From breakfast to dinner, we had all meals on the terrace in mid april. We also spent good times playing ping-pong on the ground floor in the room game! we were not courageous enough to go kayak but they do have kayaks and they told us we could use it as well! the beach is only 5 mn walking from the house and it looks like it the best one I\'ve seen around. small beach with a cafe/restaurant, very quiet. the closest city, La Herradura, has all convenient shops and restaurants and it\'s not too crowdy. We really appreciate to spend our holidays there.”
Baiba's reviewsAs a host (13)
“The images can not explain the beauty of this land: the smells, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the people, but the biggest surprise was the home: beautiful, comfortable, cozy. Dave and Baiba are two dear people, helpful and very kind. These words can not make it clear what a wonderful experience I have lived in this exchange; I strongly recommend this holiday choice.”
“Baiba, Dave and the children are really very nice. The house is very well located to spend time at the beach ant to visit Andalusia. In the morning, we had breakfast on the sunny terrace, then we were going swimming before taking the car to visit Grenada, Malaga, country an many little villages. What a nice time! The house is really well to live in. We had only pleasure, no trouble at all! Our house was very very clean when they lived and everything was perfect. We recommended this exchange!”
“Super !!! Dave et Baiba sont super sympa. la communication entre nous s\'est très bien passée. Plein d\'informations sur la région. Appartement nickel et tres bien placé au calme mais à proximité de la plage et des activités. nous recommandons vivement !!! Jeff, Isa et Max”
“> L'appartement de Baiba et Dave a La Herredura (Espagne) est très > fonctionnel, confortable, tranquille, sécurisé et d'une propreté > exemplaire à notre arrivée. Il est très bien positionné, près de la plage, > et il dispose également d'une grande terrasse avec une belle vue sur la > mer. Nous avons aussi particulièrement apprécié de pouvoir visiter tous les > endroits magnifiques de l'Andalousie, extraordinaire Alhambra a Grenade, et > les petits villages pittoresques de montagne. > Baiba, Dave et leur enfants Miles & Matisse sont des gens merveilleux et ils > ont traité notre maison comme la leur, nous recommandons donc sans > hésitation les échanges avec eux. > Stan et Sophie”
“Un bel échange réussi avec des gens charmants! Leur maison est superbement situé et très agréable à vivre avec une vue magnifique! Plage de galets, de sable, piscines, tout est à proximité. Les andalous sont très sympathiques. En plus, il y avait le festival des 3 cultures à Frigiliana avec une excellente programmation (fin août.”
“Dear Baiba, Dave and boys, It was an amazing experience to swap with you. Everything at your place was perfect. The seasight, it was like a dream... The girls could enjoy to go to the beach just 3 minutes walk from the house. Your familly is so friendly, we are very happy to met you for real in Paris this July. The same for us : we will do other exchanges with you with pleasure. Thank you very much also to took care of our cat and our house. Sylvie, Olivier, Lola and Alice”
“We had a great time in La Herradura in the house of Baiba and Dave. We spend our holiday in their house with our three teenage sons. We all had a great time. The house was very nice and the views spectacular. We spent a lot of time looking at the sea with binoculars to see if we spot some dolphins, but unfortunately. But we so the full moon coming up from the see, and it was beautiful. We enjoyed the beach near the house a lot. Our boys met a lot of young people on the beach and spoke a lot of languages. We also visited Malaga, Nerja and Grenada. Beautiful villages and not far away. We met Dave and Baiba just before we came to the house and we loved their hospitality. We recommended the house and environment to everybody. It was a great exchange.”
“Da Enrica di Sondrio - Valtellina - Italia (ID 70095) Abbiamo trascorso giorni bellissimi nella casa accogliente di Marina del Este. Qui tutto parla di questa famiglia felice: le numerose foto, le attrezzature per il tempo libero, i colori... I balconi affacciati sul piccolo porto e sul mare offrono ad ogni ora uno spettacolo diverso e magico. Il luogo è elegante e silenzioso, la vicina spiaggia non affollata. Ma quando si è saturi di tranquillità, in pochi minuti d\'auto, la Herradura offre locali per tutti i gusti e molte opportunità di sport, primo fra tutti l\'immersione nei limpidi fondali della zona. Tutt\'intorno l\' Andalusia con i suoi luoghi affascinanti e carichi di storia, e la sua gente molto cordiale!!! Baiba, David, Miles e Matisse sono persone stupende e lo si intuisce fin dai primi contatti. I loro generosi consigli ci hanno permesso di godere al meglio la nostra vacanza, e....quando siamo tornati, la nostra casa era davvero perfetta. Grazie per questo piacevolissimo scambio! Enrica e S.”
“C\'était notre premier échange, et il a été formidable! Baiba et Dave sont très sympatiques, Leur maison est idéalement placée, avec une vue superbe sur la mer et la marina! Elle était impeccable et très pratique. C\'est une résidence très tranquille, tout en étant proche de plages plus animées si on le souhaite. C\'est un bon point de départ pour visiter l\'Andalousie, et les infos et conseils de Baiba et Dave ont été très pertinents! Nous avons passé des vacances inoubliables, et avons retrouvé notre maison en parfait état! C\'était un échange exceptionnel!”
“We had a very pleasant and relaxing time at La Herradura in your apartment. The location is cute and the view from your terrace is beautiful. Your home is spacious and well equipped for those who want to do watersport. It is located very nearby a beautiful beach with not too many people at the time we were there. We really enjoyed swimming (especially in the evening), kayaking and snorkeling in the clear water of the sea. From La Herradura, we could easily reach cities like Granada and Malaga, but also the mountains and its white villages. We do recommend La Harradura and your apartment, an ideal place for a family like ours. We might be looking forward to comeback some time … Thank you to you Dave, Baiba, Miles & Matisse Cheers Y &Co”
“We had a gorgeous exchange with Baiba, Dave and their sons Miles and Matisse in July 2015. Thanks to this lovely family ! Baiba & Dave were very helpful, warm and reactive with any questions we had before and during the exchange. Their house benefits from an exceptional location, the view is spectacular! They have a very comfortable, spacious and clean home. Have a drink of wine on the sunny terrace was a real happiness! The location is perfect to explore Andalusia: La Herradura, Almunecar, Nerja, Granada (Alhambra), Marbella and Gibraltar. We enjoyed the beach near the house and the restaurant on the beach! Baiba and Dave took excellent care of our home and they left it extremely clean. We consider ourselves lucky to have had this exchange with such a respectful family. We would highly recommend an exchange with them. Thanks again! Magali, Sébastien, Mathieu & Lisa”
“Nous venons de passer une semaine de détente et de visites dans le sud de l'Espagne. Nous avons profité à 5 des fêtespascales et de nombreuses processions ç'est vraiment intéressant. La maison de dave and Baiba est très bien situé pour visiter la région: Malaga, Grenade, les villages blancs.. il faut bien sûr une voiture même si on peut faire des ballades à pieds et aller à la plage. Cette maison est très fonctionnelle, "clean" et agréable à vivre: prendre le petit déjeuner sur le balcon fleuri avec une très belle vue sur la mer est très sympa. Les contacts avec la famille sont très sympathiques et chaleureux; ils sont aussi très réactifs aux mails ce qui facilite l'échange. Cet échange nous donne vraiment envie de continuer ce mode de vacances! Michel et Marie.”
Where is it?
Located in the exclusive Punta de la Mona area of La Herradura, the townhouse is situated 150 meters from both the beach of Marina Playa, considered one of the finest scuba/snorkeling/swimming areas along the southern coast of Spain as well as Marina del Este, a charming yacht basin which is lined with numerous restaurants, shops and art galleries. The village of La Herradura is a short five minute drive away. Located on the actual bay of La Herradura, which gives the village its name (literally meaning “The Horseshoe”) the town itself sits upon its own mile long crescent stretch of beach bracketed by dramatic rocky promontories on both ends. Retaining much of its traditional charm and character La Herradura is considered one of the prettiest towns along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. A variety of restaurants, lively beach bars, Spanish language schools, hiking trails, horseback riding, and centers for diving, paragliding, windsurfing and sailing are located within the village.
Check out the Youtube video of the area at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRbewDAQO-s
Located on the Costa Tropical of Spain which is famous for its 320 days of sunshine per year La Herradura is also a great base from which to explore Andalucia. Less than a day's drive away are the white-washed villages of the Alpujarra mountains, including Panpanera and the spa at Lanjaron, the magnificent Alhambra palace and the Picasso museum in Malaga. Excellent hiking, camping, and skiing can be found not far away in the Sierra Nevada mountains national park. Closer by, the Nerja caves, the Moorish castle atop Salobreña, exotic bird park, or the weekly flea markets in Nerja and Almuñecar can be visited as well.
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