About This Listing
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.
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 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.
Other Things to Note
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.
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.
Leave things better than you found them.
I just can't get the smile of my face. Andrew is a very kind host and the place was wonderful. I'm traveling alone and the way he welcomed me and introduced me to the other people was amassing. I had a great time and I wish I had booked more night there. Thank you Andrew. If I go back to Costa del Sol, you can be sure to see me again
Andrew made me feel welcome as soon as I arrived by introducing me to other house guests and showing me around the beautiful grounds. I wish I'd made use of the pool but didn't find time to do so. My room had a private bathroom and a balcony with glorious views of the mountain. The kitchen can sometimes get busy but is kept clean and tidy. There are opportunities to join in communal meals or just do your own thing.
Andrew a été super sympa et le logement et tout à fait adapté! On recommande sans problème :)
I had a very pleasant stay at Andrews house. The atmosphere is very welcoming and Andrew even took time to help out with fixing some tool I needed and showed me a bite around town. The location is also great for activ trips - walking, biking etc. in the Mijas forest and mountains just behind the house.
Had an fantastic stay at Andrews. He picked me up at the airport from the point on I just need I was going to have 10 perfect days. I spend most of my time riding my bike around the beautiful area of Mijas and Andalucia. His house is unbelievable. Located just 15 mins out of Mijas Pueblo with an amazing view from all rooms. I can not recommend this place and Andrew enough! Genuinely sweet and caring host.
It was a wonderful and amazing stay in the wonderful beautiful and quiet area near the mountains and sea view. Andre is extraordinary, positively crazy and helpful person. The rooms are spacious and clean. On the property are swimming pool and a huge garden with lovely plants and trees. For sure I will visit this place not just one time :)
Andrew is the perfect host. He made me feel at home right from the go: friendly, hospitable, creative, humorous, easy going and at the same time respectful of other people's privacy. Since he also speaks several languages, nobody should have any problem at his place.
The location is absolutely fantastic: high in the mountains, yet served by buses to Mijas, Fuengirola and Malaga, and a short 10-15 minute walk to the stunning Mijas Pueblo, with views of the Mediterranean from the garden... and from my room's balcony! At Mijas Pueblo one can find all the necessities: pharmacies, supermarkets, a gym, restaurants and bars, banks and shops of all kinds.
My accommodations were superb: a huge, comfortable room with a large balcony overlooking the gardens, the swimming pool - which, being Winter I could not use, but looked great - and the Mediterranean. I had a large private bathroom and use of the perfectly appointed kitchen, with space in the cupboards and the fridge for my stuff.
The place looks even better in reality than it does in the pictures.
I enjoyed the company of other guests, as well as family and friends of Andrew, which made for a wonderful, convivial experience, considering that I was traveling alone: having breakfast outdoors or dinner by the fireplace made my stay memorable.
Thank you, Andrew! I hope to stay at your place a long time....
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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.