This wonderful old villa is up in the mountain at the foot of a nature reserve. It is really big and spacious. It has a pool and garden and amazing views!
Enjoy taking the sun and getting refreshed in the pool and relaxing by the garden, terrace or
The beautiful villa, with fascinating views, is at a 20 min walk from the centre of Mijas Pueblo, a quaint typical spanish town with cobbled streets and known for its stunning views and donkey rides. Mijas has thousands of Tourists visiting it every year from Japan, Europe and other countries. It has many good small tourist shops selling a variety of products like soap made out of olive oil, leather jackets and bags, they also sell a lot of tourist merchandise and souvenirs.
From Mijas it is a 20 min bus ride to Fuengirola beach town where you will also find beautiful beaches, a busy night life and the larger supermarkets (the closest bus stop from Mijas to Fuengirola, from the house, is at a 15 minute walk). If you have a car the whole Costa del Sol is within easy reach but there are also buses at the doorstep to the house that will take you to the centre of Mijas Pueblo (if you do not want to walk along the beautiful scenery for 20 min), Torremolinos and Malaga (the city where you will find a lot of history and places of interest such as the Picasso museum, old castle and cathedrals). The bus will also connect you to the Costa Del Sol train network which goes along the coastal towns from Fuengirola through through to Malaga.
There is a small supermarket within a 4 minute walk from the house and a bigger supermaket in the centre of Mijas town.
The villa is quite old so it has a bit of a rustic feel. Apart from myself, it is very likely that there will be more people coming and going from the house a bit like a hostel. It is very probable that there is a dog and maybe even more than one dog in the premises. There is private swimming pool in the summer months on top of the communal pool that is open until the beginning of September. Free wifi access.
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).
The villa has very peaceful and spacious living area, cool in the hot spanish summer months and with a large communal swimming pool at a one minute walk from the house which has a nice ¨chiringuito¨ style restaurant (free on weekdays and about 3 euros on weekends). Wonderful nature walks and hikes very close by on the impressive mountains of Mijas. There are different activities in the area, apart from the usual tourist attractions, like hiking, climbing, downhill biking, scenic routes, water sports etc or you could join me in doing some painting and drawing in the studio in the house! The villa boasts log fire, a hectare of private grounds, plenty of parking, breathtaking views and an amicable host willing to share with you his knowledge of the area, Spain, Gibraltar and Morocco. Southern Spain (Andalusia) probably has more days of sunshine, a year, than any other country in Europe.
Come and enjoy!
Guests have access to all the grounds including the swimming pool, garden, kitchen, sitting room, studio, terrace, barbecue, chill out space, sun beds. Guests will not have access to occupied private bedrooms where other guests are staying.
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 alone and leave them alone.
The villa looks over a small neighbourhood like a castle on a hill. There is a small supermarket there that you can walk to in 5 min and also a small restaurant 3 min away from the house. There is also a small park for kids.
Mijas Pueblo is a great little classic Spanish town. It has amazing views and cobbled streets, parks, gardens, white houses, old chapels, friendly people, a big parking for 1€ a day, donkey rides.
You can get around on buses, walking, on private car etc. The house is at a 15-20 min walk from the town of Mijas and it is a bit hilly. I walk and go on bicycle quite a lot to the town of Mijas Pueblo. I usually go on bus to work in Fuengirola (the beach town) and it takes 15 min to walk to the nearest bus stop that goes to Fuengirola. There are also buses that stop just outside the house if you don't want to walk. The buses that stop just outside the house go to the centre of Mijas Pueblo and all the towns in between Mijas and the city of Malaga which include Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Malaga. There is a coastal train that goes in between Malaga and Fuengirola, there are some train stops that are beside bus stops where you can get buses back up to Mijas Pueblo where the house is. You just have to be aware of bus and train times but on average they leave every 20-25 min depending on the time of the day or night.
From Fuengirola you can also get buses to Marbella, Ronda, Granada, La linea (walking distance to Gibraltar) and all the other beautiful towns and cities in the area. You can also get a bus to Algeciras where you can take a ferry to Morocco.
The place is ideal for people that love nature, walking in the nature, relaxing, sharing, pool, garden, likes mountains interested in country life.
I also have a few chickens and I would like to offer you some natural fresh eggs.
My boyfriend stayed at Andrew's house and he was so enthusiastic about spending time there that I would really love to go there myself and we probably will go to Mijas together next time.
I heard from him that the place is beautifully located, with a perfect view, that the atmosphere there is unique, the house is spacious and super clean, but that the greatest discovery was the person of Andrew himself, who turned out to be an extremely friendly, positive and interesting person. Thanks a lot, Andrew, and see you next time!
I was going to stay two nights with Andrew but I had to cancel last minute. Andrew answered all my emails quickly and was really friendly & helpful! I will definitely get in touch with him again if I need a place to stay in Mijas.
Nice place and our hoste is a really gentleman.
Enjoy your future trip
Everything was a little different. Having never lived in a commune.
After a few days came feeling that
I can also draw there, the atmosphere was calm and quiet :-)
Hope that Spain will not raise the price of beer. Have you read Svejk?
I hope that life always goes forward, but I will return to the Villa Los Grillos,
until the funeral. :-D:-D:-D
Greetings to all.
Andrew is a very welcoming host and runs a clean, if slightly basic, but very comfortable house. It is beautifully situated, near Mijas, in the hills and overlooking the sea. It is about 12 mins drive from Fuengirola and its beaches. The two main bedrooms we saw had lovely balconies and were huge - one with a better bed for my bad back than the other! Andrew was very gracious in letting us move midway into the other room. There's a friendly atmosphere with various people coming in and out of the house, including Chris the Romanian, who is good fun, and the lovely Ukrainian couple who shared an amazing chicken soup with us all. We also met nearly all of Andrew's family! Andrew goes out of his way to help people, is always happy to pass the time of day with you and nothing seems too much trouble. All in all we had a very enjoyable time. Of course, Tigra, his beautiful dog had much to do with this!
Andrew and Co are so friendly that you feel like you've come to visit your relatives. Peaceful house in the mountains, beautiful views, my stay was fantastics, thank you guys
Andrew's house is amazing place. It has such a great energy and beautiful surrounding. We're grateful that could meet Andrew, his family and friends. That was the best part of our trip across Andalusia.
I had a very good stay at Andrews place. A nice, and very funny host :)
His wonderful house in a fantastic location. His warm and very friendly family. The dog, Tigra :D
A warm hug to You Andrew, from Sweden!!
Our stay at Andrews mountain mansion was amazing! Andrew, his family and his dog are all very warm and welcoming.
We spent 2 weeks at Andrews place, and we had a great time!! He is very hospitable and generous, he even picked us up where the shuttle bus dropped us off and when we left, he brought us to the airport. We learned so much and we met so many amazing people, his family and even his dog are amazing! Almost every evening we sat outside having a meal together or just chatting. The town of Mijas is just a 15 minute walk, but you can also go by bus, we also recommend the tapasnight!
In the future we would love to come and stay again! Andrew, you are an amazing host and we hope other people will enjoy staying there as much as we did!
Marianne and Jur