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 villa has very peaceful and spacious living area and fairly cool in the hot spanish summer months. There are some wonderful views of the nature and mountains around. It has an open, inner, balcony into the hallway and quite a big kitchen with ice and filtered "osmosis" water dispenser and other communal areas including a nice relaxing chill out area beside the swimming pool. There are about six or seven bedrooms and this is the advert for the smaller bedrooms of the house but if the bigger rooms with balconies (on my other advert) are available then I will let you take them at no extra charge. Apart from myself, it is very likely that there will be more people coming and going from the house including friends and family that come to visit me once in a while. This means that you will have your private bedroom and bathroom (unless arranged otherwise) but you will share communal areas like the kitchen, sitting room, terraces, garden, barbecue, pool etc. There is private swimming pool, for guests, in the summer months from around April till around October on top of a big communal pool that is at a two minute walk from the house which has a restaurant and nice spanish food at very decent prices (free on weekdays and about three euros on weekends and open from around June to September). There is free wifi access in the house.
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).
Wonderful nature walks and hikes very close by to the impressive mountains of Mijas. There are different activities in the area, apart from the usual tourist attractions, like hiking, climbing, cycling (mountain biking on mountains, downhill biking, and road cycling but maybe not for beginners as many people use these roads for training on hills), scenic routes, water sports etc you could also join me in doing some painting and drawing or come surfing if there are waves :-)
Guests have access to all the communal grounds including the swimming pool, garden, kitchen, sitting room, 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 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 with other people etc. There are also a few chickens and I would like to offer you some natural fresh eggs if there are any extra ones and maybe a herbal infusion from some home grown herbs like spearmint and thyme :-)
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.
I had a great experience at Andrew's place. The haus is wonderful, with great views, and special flavor. Besides Andrew is an amazing host, full of interesting stories and always ready to help in case you need it.
Lovely greetings and see you around :)
Nik & Helena
Andrew is very welcoming and great host. I felt in this villa like staying at home. The house and the big garden are beatiful and perfect for relaxing. The other guests were staying in this villa and I had really great time and chat with them. It has been my first airbnb experience and I can highly recommend this place. If I come back to Spain I will book Andrew´s villa again :-)
Andrew est un hôte absolument remarquable, d'une grande disponibilité, générosité et gentillesse. L'expérience de cette maison partagée est celle de rencontres, d'une ouverture et d'un vivre ensemble très agréable, où chacun a son espace privé, mais peut aller vers les autres quand il le souhaite, dans un lieu tranquille, parmi la verdure, avec une belle piscine rafraîchissante. Un lieu où nous reviendrons avec le plus grand plaisir !
I stayed at Andrew's place for a few days in July, I really wished I'd booked for a longer period of time. Andrew is the best host I've ever seen! His villa is absolutely gorgeous! He went above and beyond for all of the guests and made us feel at home. His kind, warm and inviting personality makes him the PERFECT host! People make friends there almost immediately! We shared meals, outings and wonderful conversations. The views from my room were STUNNING! Thank you Andrew for sharing your home and your hospitality with us.
This home was extremely beautiful! Exactly like the pictures and very easy to take day trips to other great Andalusian cities. We didn't see andrew much but he made it easy for us to have everything we needed and come and go as we pleased.
Coming to live in Andrew's villa is like staying at home. Andrew starts showing you around the house and the garden that he's taking care of. Then, he takes you to your well-equipped room where you can put your swimsuit to enjoy the pool.
A lot of people from all around the world stay at Andrew's place, and it is a wonderful experience to share with them. The meals are a particularly friendly moment.
Should we go back to Mijas or its neighbourhood, we would definitely ask Andrew to come again!
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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.