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.
Ich hatte ein paar schöne Tage in Andrew's Haus. Ein großer Garten mit einem schönen Pool und viel Platz zum entspannen gehören dazu.
Das Zimmer war sehr sauber. Ich hatte ein eigenes Bad für mich.
Ich wurde direkt nett empfangen und fühlte mich sehr wohl dort.
Just had most wonderful, relaxing stay in the lovely villa. Andrew is perfect host, friendly & welcoming, & I was made to feel right at home.
The rooms & bathrooms in the villa are kept immaculately clean, & very spacious. I had Room 1, with its large, private balcony, with stunning views of the mountains, & the sea below. The gardens are tranquil, as are the several outdoor eating/seating/chillout areas. It is a very peaceful place, also benefiting from a little bar/restaurant very close by..2 minutes walking..& small supermarket. The town of Mijas pueblo is a pleasant 15 minute stroll.
The kitchen is very well equipped. It has been wonderful staying here, & I hope to return, to this haven of peace, warm welcome.
This was my first AirBnB experience and to be honest....it will be extremely hard to beat!! Andrew is a great host and the property is beautiful. I had one of the large balcony rooms, which has stunning views to the coast and the mountains. Breakfast options included eggs laid by the hens - some of whom had chickens following them around the large garden. Andrew went out of his way to help, including showing me some of the surrounding area and lifts to/from the airport. I would not hesitate to recommend this accomodation to anyone wanting to get a taste of Southern Spain. It is well situated and the public transport options are also very good. Fellow guests and family and friends of Andrew's were so welcoming (there was a wedding taking place shortly after I arrived, which was so lovely...watching all the preparations, decorations, flowers...it was very charming and I am grateful to have been included - it was one of many special memories I have of my stay. I had many interesting conversations and much fun. I hope very much that I will return in the future to visit the friends I feel I made there. I should perhaps state that involvement with the other guests etc is up to the individual - I had a lot of interaction because I am very sociable....but there was plenty of solitude too if that is what you desire. Thank you Andrew...I had a splendid AirBnB experience at your property.
The location is simply superb! And so is the host :). Andrew is happy to assist you in any way to make your stay at his small palace to a pleasant one. Ofcourse he is familiar with the Costa he lives at and his perfect knowledge of English and Spanish works wonders whenever you need to communicate with the locals or need to find a specific place or specific information. We enjoyed our, very affordable, stay very much and will certainly return!
De locatie is gewoonweg fantastisch! De gastheer ook:). Andrew doet wat hij kan om te helpen zodat je verblijf aangenaam zal zijn. Natuurlijk kent hij de Costa waar hij woont goed en zij Engels en Spaans komen goed van pas als je moet communiceren met Spaanse mensen, een bepaalde plaats wilt vinden of bepaalde informatie nodig hebt. Wij hebben erg van het, zeer betaalbare, verblijf genoten en komen zeker terug.
Die Stelle is wirklich fantastisch. So auch ihr Gastgeber. Andrew tut wass er kan um Ihnen einen angenämen Aufenthalt zu besorgen. Selbstverständlich kennt er sich gut aus an die Costa wo er lebt und seine Beherrschung der Englische und Spanische Sprache wirkt Wunder wenn Sie zu kommunizieren brauchen mit Spanier, wenn Sie ein bestimmter Ort suchen oder bestimmte Auskünfte brauchen.
Unser Aufenthalt war sehr nett, gut zu leisten, wir werden bestimmt mal wieder kommen!
Niels und Anita aus Holland
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
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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.