The sheer radiance that emanates from Villa Lumiere in Salobreña is heavenly. Floor-to-ceiling windows perfectly frame the myriad shades of blue, where the Mediterranean laps gently along the Costa Tropical. 4 modern bedrooms comfortably accommodate 8+2 guests, with breathtaking views throughout the villa.
Originally two cottages, converted by new owners into one contemporary villa. Villa Lumiere features radiant interiors, open-plan living and a magnificent al fresco pool terrace from where you can enjoy a dreamy sunset or sunrise yoga.
Villa Lumiere is a gleaming beacon of contemporary design set high above the coast in a peaceful residential area between Almuñecar and Salobreña on the Costa Tropical.
A labour of love by the present owners, who converted the former cottage into an exquisite, luminous villa. The design perfectly captures the idyllic Mediterranean views; all rooms face seawards, featuring floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
The accommodation seamlessly spills out to the upper and lower terraces with an al-fresco lounge and dining terrace, a peaceful zone for yoga and meditation, and of course, a private pool!
From the minute you step inside, your eyes are drawn to the exquisite view glimpsed from the double height stairwell. A view which will be exclusively yours during your stay at Villa Lumiere.
The entrance opens to the upper ground level where the four en suite bedrooms are located. The lower ground level is home to a full length, open-plan living, dining, and kitchen space, with a wall of windows that seamlessly open out to the terrace for the perfect indoor outdoor lifestyle.
Crisp white lines, nude concrete walls and herringbones-style ceramic flooring set the tone for the villa’s minimalist interiors; warmth enhanced by bold splashes of colourful furnishings, Jarapa natural rugs from the Alpujarras, and ‘Granadino’ artisan esparto grass sculptures and paintings by local artists.
SUNSET ‘SEA VIEW’ COCKTAILS
We can’t think of a better spot for sunset cocktails than the main terrace at Villa Lumiere which runs the whole length of the villa and is equipped with an impressive Weber Genesis gas BBQ, dining table to seat 8 guests and modular tub chairs.
Here you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the Mediterranean, or dinner under the starriest of night skies.
Down a flight of stairs to the pool terrace (the pool can be heated on request) with its sweet kidney-shaped pool, poolside sun loungers to dry off in the sun and a covered lounge area for an afternoon aperitif while you watch the kids happily play.
If you crave some peaceful headspace, or a sunrise yoga and meditation session, you’ll find the perfect spot in the secret Mediterranean garden just below the pool garden. Just don’t tell anyone!
The open-plan living, dining and kitchen space is a voyeur’s dream with full-length windows running the length of the room which perfectly frame the stunning views.
The pared down decor is designed to put the view front and centre of attention. Bare concrete walls and parquet-style ceramic tiles are complemented with muted tone sofas and armchairs, and of course the wonderful swing chair.
The lounge also features a wall-mounted smart TV and you’ll find toys, games and puzzles for the children, including Montessori toys.
Taking centre stage between the living and kitchen areas sits the gorgeous 10 seater 100% solid mango wood artisan dining table which is paired with modern perspex seats. For little guests, there is an ergonomic child’s dining chair complete with bamboo wood plates and BPA free cups, plus silverware for children.
The outdoor dining terrace is magnificent. Running the full length of the villa with those sea views and an eight seater dining table and impressive Weber gas BBQ.
Cooking is a dream at Villa Lumiere. The contemporary kitchen with its central island and breakfast bar features a host of cookware and appliances without being excessive. Equipment includes: Hyundai induction cooker and oven, Whirlpool fridge freezer, hidden washing machine, Nespresso, WMF cookware/silverware.
The ground floor pool terrace provides plenty of space for little ones to play, while you relax on one of the poolside sun loungers or under the covered lounge gazebo. The main level terrace is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails or to soak up the view with a morning coffee.
Villa Lumiere is an easy-going villa, perfect for family downtime also featuring ultra comfortable en suite bedrooms each with exquisite sea views.
Principal Bedroom 1: All bedrooms are located at entrance level and feature Pikolin mattresses, Pikolin duvets (goose down feather), Tempur pillows and Kotton Culture 100% cotton 800 thread count bedding.
The principal bedroom is furnished with a 160cm bed, 2 bedside tables with quirky monkey and rabbit reading lamps, a Smart TV, fitted wardrobes, a sofa bed, and for the stargazers, a Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Mak Telescope. An external door takes you down to the main terrace.
The en suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rain shower with sea view window, single long washbasin, LED light mirror, and toilet.
Guest Bedroom 2: Bedroom 2 is furnished with a 160cm bed, 2 bedside tables with lamps, and a Smart TV. It also features a walk-in wardrobe.
The en suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rain shower with a window that looks through the bedroom across to the sea view, single washbasin, LED light mirror and toilet.
Guest Bedroom 3: Bedroom 3 is furnished with a 160cm bed, 2 bedside tables with quirky giraffe reading lamps, Smart TV, an armchair and single fitted wardrobe.
The en suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rain shower with sea view window, single washbasin, LED light mirror and toilet.
Guest Bedroom 4: Bedroom four is furnished with twin motorised adjustable beds (90 x 200 cm), 2 bedside tables with quirky pineapple reading lamps, a Smart TV and a single fitted wardrobe.
The en suite bathroom is equipped with a walk-in rain shower with sea view window, single washbasin, LED light mirror and toilet.
Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change every 7 days, plus additional light housekeeping in 2 visits during the week (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up). Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry, or as a daily service.
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.
A daily breakfast service is available, which can be arranged for an additional fee and booked in advance. Please ask for further details.
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.
Or why not enjoy a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T.
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.
VILLA ESSENTIALS SERVICE
A pre-arrival shopping service is available from your Concierge/Housekeeper, to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Goods + time are paid locally on arrival / pre-ordering is available with payment made before you travel.
A mid-week top-up service is available directly with your housekeeper, with goods + time paid for locally.
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 Lumiere, 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.
Villa Lumiere 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.
Villa Lumiere is situated at the top of a quiet residential urbanisation. The road up to the villa is steep and we highly recommend car hire when booking a stay here. The nearest town with shopping facilities is Almuñeca (7.3 kms).
The pool terrace is situated down a flight of stairs (no lift to this level). Adult guests must accompany smaller children to the pool. There are sunbeds and a covered terrace so that you can relax while they play.
You can almost reach out and touch the Mediterranean from Villa Lumiere. And of course, there will be no squabbling over who gets which bedroom, as every room features a truly hypnotic sea view.
As the name suggests, the villa is filled with warmth and an extraordinary luminosity which works its way in from the sun kissed terraces to the beautifully finished interiors.
One of my favourite spots is the hidden Mediterranean shrubbery garden below the pool terrace. If I close my eyes, I can imagine myself in Lotus pose as the sun rises over the sea. Pure bliss!
In the Press
It looks like the archetypal Instagram pad with bright white interiors, glittering views of the Med and soaring palm trees by the pool, but this family-friendly villa near Salobreña comes with Montessori toys and kid-friendly crockery too...
Villa Lumiere is situated high above the Costa Tropical coastline in a quiet residential urbanisation which lies almost equidistant between the glittering seaside villages of Salobreña and Almuñecar.
This less visited slice of Spain’s southern coastline is a haven for those who seek a more laid-back and refined holiday location. Named after its year round warm climate, the area is famed for its sugar cane plantations and tropical fruit with mango and avocado groves carpeting the hillsides.
The idyllic coastline has a relaxed vibe, in-keeping with its under-the-radar appeal. And coastal towns are mostly low-rise fronted by sandy beaches and pristine waters.
The closest beach to Villa Lumiere is Playa Barranco del Medio, which is 1.1 kms away and the pretty bay of Cala Cambron is 3 kms away. There are no amenities on these neighbouring beaches, so you’ll need to pack picnics and plenty of water for a visit.
Head to nearby La Herradura, as well as Salobreña and Almuñecar for beaches with good facilities, restaurants and beach clubs to choose from. The closest supermarkets can be found in Alumuñecar (7.3 kms).
Almuñécar sits to the west of Villa Lumiere enjoying the stunning Sierra de Almijara mountains as a backdrop. The beachfront town boasts a mix of historical charm with its Roman ruins and mediaeval castle, and modern amenities with a vibrant beachfront promenade perfect for evening strolls before dinner.
Known as the Jewel of the Costa Tropical, Salobreña sits 8 kms to the east of Villa Lumiere. The picturesque coastal town clutches a huge rock with a Moorish castle overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The town exudes Andalusian charm with its whitewashed old town and Moorish castle.
With its central position on Granada’s coast, Villa Lumiere is an ideal villa for exploring Granada province and coastline.
Granada city with its famous Alhambra palace is a 55 minute drive away. If you are staying in winter, the Sierra Nevada ski resort is an hour’s drive away, and during the summer we highly recommend a trip to Maro beach (22 minutes) – often named one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches or Los Bermejales Reservoir (1hr 22 mins) where you can swim in the turquoise waters.
In the spring and autumn months, take a hike through the Parque Natural de Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama with some of the most scenic routes in Andalucía. Or perhaps just a gentle round of golf? Los Moriscos Golf Course in Motril is 10km from Villa Lumiere (13 mins drive) or the Salobreña Golf Course is 11 kms from Villa Lumiere (14 mins drive).
The closest airports to Villa Lumiere are Malaga airport: 94 kms (1hr 3mins) and Granada Airport: 82 kms (56 mins) which has limited international flights at certain times of the year.
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