I knew on driving up to Villa Cielo, that the views were going to be something – and I was not wrong! Being positioned high up on Punta de la Mona, between the main La Herradura strip and the Marina del Este, affords you with some of the most incredible views on the Costa Tropical. Coupled with the owner's fanatical attention to design detail and the high level of service offered by our local resort colleagues, I just know this villa will be a hit!
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
- Breakfast Included
- Weekday Housekeeping
- Dedicated Concierge
- Cinema Space
- Home Gym
- Entertainment Zone
- Sea Views
- Heated Spa Pool
Villa Cielo is a 5-bedroom luxury villa in the picturesque bay of La Herradura, Granada. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open from all main rooms to a sea-facing sundeck and show-stopping, heated infinity pool. The sunny terraces are quite the sight especially at sunset when the view over the sea and bay turns every hue of magenta.
What sets this villa apart is it's hotel-style service including private villa concierge at your disposal, weekday housekeeping and breakfast service as well as shopping services.
At a glance
Made for year-round wellbeing under soothing Spanish skies, with complimentary pool heating & integrated whirlpool
Start the day the right way with breakfast on the sun terrace, while drinking in the picturesque coastline of La Herradura
Modern, light-filled interiors show off the unique accent pieces by the owner's favourite local artists
Perfect your leisure time; there’s a home gym with outstanding views, table tennis and a cosy home cinema snug
Sip after dinner drinks as the sun sets into the Mediterranean Sea
Sleeps up to 10 in 5 luxurious, individually-decorated bedrooms with panoramic views
MODERN INTERIORS ELEVATED BY A CURATED COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ARTWORKS
The hand of a professional interior designer, guided by the owner’s sheer good taste, is visible throughout this villa.
On the main floor, the open concept kitchen, dining and living room flow easily into one another and out on to the terrace though the wall-to-wall glass doors.
A separate entertainment area on the lower level, which includes a gym with sea views, a table tennis table, home cinema and shady terrace, ensures there is space to spread out and find your Zen.
Bedrooms are all individually furnished and decorated in restful tones, with accent colours that complement the art that adorns the walls.
Layers of neutral tones and textures of polished concrete, hardwood and sumptuous soft fabrics, lend the interiors a contemporary edge. The luminous interior design enhances the sense of space and serenity, with a collection of modern art adding personality and colour.
Mediterranean VIEWS AND STYLISH seating PROMISE year-round OUTDOOR LIVING
A property designed for outdoor living, Villa Cielo’s west-facing terraces feature glass panelling, freeze-framing the vista from all three terraces.
On the main terrace, the pièce de résistance is the heated infinity pool which appears suspended over the valley, with Gandia Blasco sun beds lined up alongside it like ringside seats.
Different areas of the terrace are equipped for different purposes: a large dining table for meals outdoors, a high-top table for sun-downer cocktails, a wood-fired barbecue for casual dinners, and Inicitta armchairs for sitting out under the stars.
Automated, retractable shades cover much of the terrace ensuring there is always an escape from the direct sun if needed.
How Villa Cielo works for you
- Sleeps 10 in 5 double bedrooms
- Open plan kitchen, dining and living room, all open out onto the terraces
- Kitchen equipped with induction cooktop, ovens, wine cooler and Nespresso coffee machine
- Infinity pool with complimentary heating and an integrated whirlpool section
- Variety of outdoor spaces on two floors for dining, seating, sunbathing and more
- Automated electric shades on main terrace
- Large wood-fired Argentinian grill-style barbecue
- Air-conditioning and underfloor heating throughout the villa
- Fitness room with multi gym, treadmill, exercise bike
- Entertainment space with table tennis and home cinema ‘snug’
- Bose Bluetooth sound system
- TVs in living room and the primary bedroom suite with British channels, Netflix and Apple TV
- Private car port on the top floor with parking space for 2 cars and additional space outside the gate
- WiFi and home automation system controls climate, lighting, curtains and blinds
- *Fees apply, please ask for further details
The open plan living, dining and kitchen are located on the ground floor, and open on to the main terrace. In the living room, a huge sectional sofa and additional seats provide seating for 10.
The living room is within view of the pool, terrace and kitchen, so you can keep an eye on your children, or retreat from the sun without feeling disconnected, while the cinema room on the lower ground floor provides another spot for relaxing.
Dine indoors or out at Villa Cielo. Inside, the oak dining table seats six to eight comfortably and is mirrored by a similar size table out on the terrace.
In the kitchen, high quality appliances are concealed by full-height matt black and natural wood cabinetry and there’s an island/breakfast bar with seating for three.
Caffeine-addicts will appreciate the coffee counter with Nespresso machine and milk frother, and for keen cooks there is an induction hob and ovens indoors, as well as an outdoor wood-fired barbecue right next to the kitchen – a hit with our private chefs.
There are three terrace areas; one off the principal bedroom on the top floor, another from the bedrooms on the lower gound floor and the main leisure terrace. The main terrace is ideally equipped for socialising and relaxing with an infinity pool with deep-cushioned loungers, dining area, a cluster of armchairs, shower and a high-top table for evening cocktails. A unique aspect of this villa is the automated retractable canopy to create shade over the terrace and pool – very useful for small children or if a respite from the sun is needed.
The outdoor dining table is perfect for meals al fresco, seating eight.
The infinity pool has a whirlpool function and is heated for year-round swimming, and downstairs there’s an impressive fitness room equipped with SportsTech machines and a table tennis table.
The additional terrace areas are shady with sea views and perfect for a little time-out.
Principal Bedroom 1: A super king size bed (180x200cm), large wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a shower room that looks out to the sea.
Occupying the top floor, with a wall of windows showing off the best views in the house, this is the property’s crowning glory.
Guest Bedroom 2: On the lower ground floor is the second principal suite, with an super king size bed (180x200cm) and doors opening onto a covered terrace.
Sliding doors lead to a dressing room with closet space, and the en-suite bathroom features a shower, striking black washbasins and plenty of storage.
Guest Bedroom 3: On the lower ground floor, this guest room features a king size (160x190cm) bed and glass doors that open onto the lower, covered terrace. Decorated in soft greys and blues that complement the black and white artwork on the walls, it is a calm, restful space.
Bedroom 3 and 4 share a shower room.
Guest Bedroom 4: On the lower ground floor this guest room features a king size bed (160x190cm) and floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto the shared terrace. Ochre and blue soft furnishings that match the artwork lend this room warmth and personality.
Bedroom 3 and 4 share a shower room.
Guest Bedroom 5: Beyond the kitchen, with direct access to the main terrace, this bedroom features a king size bed (160x190cm) and fitted wardrobes. The en-suite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, WC and single sink. This guest room’s blue and white colour scheme and hand painted wallpaper of corals lend it a definite sea theme.
Your rental includes six daily visits from the housekeeper to include laying-out and clearing away after breakfast, plus a linen and towel change twice a week. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover things like after-meal clearing up, nightly turn-down, or personal laundry.
Your breakfast is included in the price of the rental and will be offered Monday to Friday, with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away. A suggested menu will be provided before you travel so you can select options for the first few days, then your remaining days’ choices can be discussed with your housekeeper on arrival.
Catered to your choosing
If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs. Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests.
For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food tour with our expert guides.
Enjoy a full Argentinian-style BBQ, or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for large groups and clean up afterwards.
All of our villas have a convenient stock-cupboard, with a starter supply of the essential household items you might need for a comfortable stay.
Complete Villa Pre-stock Service
A complete villa provisioning service is available so you can just arrive and relax. Our Guest Experience Team will assist with making your order before you travel, with a payment made on account and adjusted at the end of your stay.
A mid-week top-up service is available directly with your housekeeper, with goods + time paid for locally.
Local Expertise on Hand
All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.
In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.
Complimentary Itinerary Planning
Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours). As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.
Concierge-Style Support in Spain
Once you arrive at Villa Cielo, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand via email, SMS or WhatsApp with further ideas and recommendations. If you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.
At Villa Cielo there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies, etc.
Villa Cielo is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. From exciting family adventures like canyoning or diving to adrenaline-fuelled paragliding to gourmet wine tasting. Or to complete your holiday, what about private yachts, in-villa gourmet chefs and wellness treatments? We work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
Skiing is always popular during the season (from December to late April). Sierra Nevada is great for beginners and children. Passes and ski hire can be arranged by the villa concierge.
For Spanish culture, explore the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide direct from your villa. Granada is an easy day trip away with the Alhambra Palace an absolutely must-see. For foodies we have selected the best places to eat in Granada city. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all with a door to door service in air-conditioned vehicles.
To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance. There is also an excellent local taxi service on call.
Why we love it
Good To Know
Villa Cielo’s bathrooms all have showers. Should you require a baby bath this can be arranged on request.
The Hotel Collection
Enjoy the services of a boutique hotel combined with the privacy of your own villa.
Hotel-grade beds, furnishings and a complete private gym are offered for your enjoyment, with private chefs available*.
Guests at Villa Cielo enjoy three hours housekeeping six days a week and breakfast service Monday to Friday which includes all ingredients.
The villa manager will meet you on arrival and show you around the villa. You will also have a private villa concierge at your disposal to help with any requests and ensure that you are completely looked after during your stay.
A pre-arrival provisioning service is offered, with additional shopping services by arrangement with your housekeeper.
The Designer Collection
Unique modern architecture and interior design work together to maximise the outstanding views. Expansive terraces with transparent railings and floor-to-ceiling, glass ensure unobstructed views at all times while the refined interior décor, designer furniture and art collection ensure interiors are just as spectacular as the vistas outside.
Enjoy the local area
Things to do around Villa Cielo
Villa Cielo is ideally positioned above La Herradura. Named for the bay’s horseshoe shape and famed for its sheltered beach and crystal clear waters, it’s a beautiful but less visited slice of Spain’s south coast on the Costa Tropical, named after its climate, the area is famed for its tropical fruit. With mango and avocado groves carpeting hillsides and villages. This stretch of coastline has a relaxed vibe, in-keeping with its under-the-radar appeal. And the towns are mostly low-rise, sitting aside pristine waters.
It’s approximately 30 minutes’ walk to several restaurants on the beach ‘Playa de la Herradura’, and a little further to small but picturesque marina in the other direction.
Taxis are available so some guests like to walk down, then take a cab back up.
Nestled between the Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria, the Costa Tropical is Granada province’s coast. Different in feel to its neighbours, it has a rugged coastline, with scenic coves, rocky headlands, sand and pebble beaches, and several excellent restaurants.
From a white village perched on a rock (Salobreña), to unspoilt beaches( Playa Cañuelo), to incredible diving, nearby historical cities and even skiing in the Sierra Nevada. There’s plenty for you to see and do in the area. The diving from La Herradura is very good indeed. But if scuba diving isn’t your thing, the snorkelling is just as good. Hire a yacht or boat is a must to discover this coastline properly. A lot of the best beaches on the Costa Tropical can only be accessed by boat or kayak. The coastal road is a Mecca for cyclists, the region is great for road and mountain biking with routes (and e-bikes!) to suit all abilities.
The famed Andalucian cities are within a easy reach from La Herradura. A trip isn’t complete without a visit to the Alhambra in the city of Granada. When you’re done, head to the Moorish Albayzín district and watch the breath-taking sunset over the honey coloured fort.
Malaga city (just 50 minutes from the villa) is also worth exploring for its vibrant foodie scene and historic sights like the Gibralfaro castle and Alcazaba fortress.