About this listing
This charming villa is nestled at the foot of a nature reserve, enjoy relaxing by the garden, having a refreshing dip in the pool, meeting other guests or a romantic evening with a glass of wine on your private balcony while enjoying gorgeous views.
The villa features a tranquil and spacious living area and stays refreshingly cool in the hot Andalusian summer months. Relish in incredible vistas of the coast below, the mountains above, and ample nature & trails all around. Guests particularly enjoy relaxing, mingling, &/or dining on the extensive front terrace, the outdoor nook and pool areas. The house is a shared house and it is very likely that there is other guests and myself living in this property during your stay. There are seven bedrooms and this is the advert for the bigger bedrooms (with overflow to other smaller bedrooms) and large private balconies with stunning views. You will have your private bedroom and bathroom (unless otherwise arranged), and will share communal areas such as the kitchen, sitting room, terraces, garden, pool, outdoor nook, barbecue, and so on. All guests are free to enjoy a dip in the private swimming pool in the summer months (approximately April through October), in addition to a large communal pool that is a two-minute walk from the villa, with a lovely traditional Spanish restaurant at great prices (this communal pool is free on weekdays and about 3E on weekends; open approximately June through September).
The building is quite cold in winter due to its size, marble floors and location up the mountain (small radiators in bedrooms and log fire in the sitting room to help get a bit of warmth in the colder winter months).
There are a variety of lovely nature walks & hikes, within very close vicinity to the villa. For the more adventurous traveler, there are various activities to partake in, such as climbing, downhill biking, scenic routes, water sports, and you are free to join me for painting & drawing in the artist’s studio , or surfing in the ocean. :-)
Guests have access to their own private bedroom and bathroom, all the grounds, including swimming pool, garden, kitchen, living room, terrace, barbecue, outdoor nook / chill-out space, sun beds.
Interaction with Guests
I like people and I tend to interact with guests depending on how much they like to interact with me. I like to think that I know when people want to be left alone and leave them alone.
The beautiful villa, with its stunning views, is approximately a 20-min walk from the centre of Mijas Pueblo, a quaint & traditional white-washed Spanish village with cobbled streets, horse carriages, local artisans, and donkeys. There is a small supermarket that is a short 5 minute walk, and a small restaurant that is a 3 minute walk from the villa. For young children, there is a small park approximately three minutes away and a large communal pool at a stone’s throw. In Mijas Pueblo you can find slightly bigger supermarkets and in Fuengirola you can find beaches, big supermarkets and a more lively tourist city, atmosphere.
Getting around from Mijas Pueblo is quite easy, as you have a variety of options at your disposal: from walking, to buses, to cycling, &/or perhaps you have your own private vehicle. If you have a vehicle, the entire Costa del Sol is within easy reach. Otherwise, buses are also available at the doorstep of the house that will take you into the centre of Mijas Pueblo, (which is also a 20-minute walk from the home) or will take you in the opposite direction towards Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Malaga city. A half hour car ride away is the Andalusian capital city of Malaga, with its rich history and myriad places of interest, such as the Picasso museum, old castle and cathedrals. The local bus also connects you to the Costa del Sol train system, which extends along the coastal towns from Fuengirola to Malaga. The bus stop for buses into the bustling coastal town of Fuengirola is a scenic 15 minute walk from the house, there is also a large bus station in Fuengirola with buses regularly departing to towns and places of interest such as Granada, Ronda, Marbella, La Linea (walking distance to Gibraltar), and Algeciras (a ferry port to Morroco). On average the buses to Fuengirola from Mijas Pueblo depart every 30min (note: early morning & late evening buses often have1-hour intervals and the last bus from Fuengirola to Mijas is at 21:30 but taxi's are also available).
Trains stop at Malaga airport and can leave you in Torremolinos or Fuengirola where you can then get buses up to Mijas Pueblo or, depending upon my availability, we can arrange pick-ups from the airport and nearby areas, in exchange for an arranged donation.
Other Things to Note
The place is ideal for people that love nature, walking in the mountains, relaxing, sharing and mingling with other guests. There are also a few chickens on the land that lay eggs and if there are extra ones, you are more than welcome to them. There is also some time and spearmint growing around the garden if you want to make some herbal infusions :-)
Smoking is only allowed outside of the house.
Ask before you bring somebody else into the grounds.
Try leaving the place better than you found it.
Be truthful and transparent.
Do not make fires in the garden.
Do not use up unnecessary electricity and water.
Do not use metal utensils on non-stick frying pans.
Do not put hot pans on kitchen surfaces as they are plastic and will spoil.
As soon as you wash wine glasses they should be dried and put in their shelf with the other glasses and not left to dry in the washing rack where it is very likely that they will break.Smoking must only be outside of the house.
Ask Andrew before you bring somebody else into the house.
Try leaving the place better and cleaner than you found it.
Be truthful and transparent.
Do not make fires in the garden in summer.
Do not use up unnecessary electricity and water.
There should be silence after midnight unless everyone in the house is okay with the noise.
Nous avons été accueillis les bras ouverts par Andrew dans sa grande maison. Nous sommes venus chez lui nous reposer après un long voyage et nous avons été enchantés de rester une nuit ici. On aurait aimé rester encore ! C'est un lieu génial pour faire des rencontres dans une ambiance très " auberge espagnole " pour ceux qui connaissent le film. C'est très familial, bon enfant, la maison est très propre avec possibilité de se garer très facilement à proximité. Andrew nous a donné l'impression d'être chez nous, nous faisions ce qu'il nous plait, la piscine était parfaite ;) . Andrew est très sympa, très amical, il sait prendre du temps pour ses hôtes pour voir si tout va bien. On recommande très fortement, on reviendra si on en a la possibilité !
Andrew was very welcoming and he has a great great place there. My room was huge by any standard and so was my bathroom. Actually I guess a familly of 5 could easely fit in as there was enough space and beds. My terrace itself was bigger than the room I previously booked from K. in Ruzafa, Valencia. And what a view! Down to Fuengirola and the blue sea. Lovely! According to Andrew you can sometimes even see the northern coasts of Africa. Unfortunately, as I stayed only overnight and had to visit friends in Mijas Pueblo, I didn't really have the time to benefit from all Andrew's house has to offer. But now that I know there's such a welcoming place, I'll come back and try the trampoline for sure! This is lovely place close to nature indeed, and I can assure you you'll love waking up with the fresh air of the morning and the song of the birds in the surrounding trees!
Andrew es una persona encantadora, que acoge en su hermosa casa con los brazos abiertos y una sonrisa. Aunque sólo estuvimos una noche nos sentimos muy a gusto. Gracias!
Amazing place with incredible views! Andrew was so nice with us, he makes everybody feel at home and we felt very comfortable in our room. Definitely I'd recommend the house to everyone who loves nature and peaceful places!
Andrew - очень гостеприимный хозяин. Терпеливо отвечал на все мои вопросы в переписке еще до нашего приезда в Андалусию. Дружелюбный и ненавязчивый, легко находит общий язык с детьми. Всегда готов помочь, если нужно что-то выяснить у испанцев по телефону. Английский - его родной язык, так что проблем в общении не возникнет. Даже по-русски знает несколько фраз. Вилла полностью соответствует фотографиям и описанию. Большие спальни (Nr.1 и Nr.2) c отдельными большими ванными комнатами и балконами с прекрасным видом очень нам понравились. В доме чисто, на кухне есть все, что нужно, чтобы готовить себе еду (мы даже паэлью делали в специальной сковороде). Посуды очень много, два больших холодильника, так что на всех гостей (а их у Andrew всегда много) хватало. Порадовал бассейн во дворе и муниципальный рядом с домом. До моря нужно ехать на машине или автобусе, но у загородного дома есть своя прелесть - здесь, в горах, не так жарко и шумно - здесь все располагает к ленивому отдыху. Совсем рядом Михас - живописная "белая деревня" с завораживающими видами и осликами-таксистами. Мы останавливались на вилле Andrew на 6 ночей, уезжать не хотелось - думаем вернуться сюда следующим летом! Настоятельно рекомендую всем, кто не любит пляжные" каменные джунгли".
Andrew is a great host, very friendly and always willing to help! The house is really nice and very close to Mijas pueblo. We had a great time hanging out by the pool, having barbeques and talking to the other people staying at the house. We got to meet a lot of great people from all over the world. I would definitely recommend staying here!
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About the Host, Andrew
Hello, my name is Andrew, I have been living in this beautiful town of Mijas for about twelve years. I like this part of the world because the weather is fantastic and you can meet people from many different countries. You can be one day in the mountains skiing and on the same day on the beach sunbathing.
I work two days a week in an international school teaching art. Apart from that I do different art works, some translating and take care of this wonderful place where I live.
I am quite a relaxed person and I enjoy sports like surfing and snowboarding.
I like meeting new people and sharing this beautiful house and surroundings with them.