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Second floor view from center-courtyard Moorish design overlooking The Sea

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Last updated: 07/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Majestic views of the Mediterranean await you. In the heart of Andalucia, Las Columnas offers easy access to the sea, 100 golf courses within driving distance and many unique home features.

Situated on a mountaintop, Las Columnas is an easy drive to not only world class sporting activities, but is also located in the heart of ancient Moorish history and culture. Las Columnas is just a short walk from Mijas, one of Spain's most famous 'white villages'.

The home's most unique feature is its 13 ancient Roman Columnas that grace the front of the home. Based on a traditional center-courtyard Moorish design, you will not only find family comfort among the spacious rooms, but also a truly soothing environment with several locations to relax in/around the home. The best time to enjoy Las Columnas is in the evening, watching the moon rise over the Mediterranean.

5 large bedrooms with a mixture of queen and twins are featured in the home to accommodate different sizes of families. 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. 2 bedrooms (one queen bedded rooms and one twin bedded room) are connected by one bathroom, perfect for a family with perhaps smaller children. Each bathroom has a shower while 3 of the four also have bathtubs.

Mijas, the quaint 'white village'of Andalucia, offers all the modern conveniences of grocery/souvenier shopping, plus wonderful dining experiences. Our family has always loved El Olivar next to town hall and if you are a soccer fanatic, you must watch a popular match and dine at El Canuelo. Farther into the village, you will find the old square, Spain's only square bullring and 17th century reliefs found in the town's oldest and most beautiful churches. Gardens, playground and an amphitheatre adorn this upper part of town.

Outside of Mijas, there are many cultural highlights. In a day's drive, you can visit the famous Moorish castle, Alhambra in Granada, or the high village of Ronda, or even Seville and Cordoba. Malaga, Andalucia's capital, has many cultural hotspots and a famous botanical garden in the center of the city. Don't miss some old fashioned tapas bars in Malaga. An easy train ride will bring you to the center of rhe city. For younger children, don't miss Tivoli Gardens, a wonderful amusement park, just 20 minutes west of our house. Tivoli is best enjoyed in the evening. For a slightly older age group, there is terrific nightlife in Funegirola, Marbella, and Malaga.

World famous golf courses abound in the Costa Del Sol. 10 minutes from the home is Seve Ballestores' private design, 'Alhaurin'. Mijas Golf, 10 minutes south of the house, is a 36 hole course cut from an old olive tree plantation. About 20 minutes from the house is La Cala,the winter home to the Swedish National Golf Team. Vallederama, The Ryder Cup course, is approximately 35 minutes from Las Columnas. If you are looking for a true beachside course, try Torrequebrada, about 20 minutes southwest of the house. A quaint, little course nestled in the hills northeast of Mijas is Lauro Golf-great value for money and always has open tee times.

If beach activities is what you are looking for, go no further. 8 miles above the hustle and bustle of the coast beach scene lays our home. A quick drive down the coast will put into the beach life of Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Plenty of metered parking is available and a cabana for a day is about 2 Euros. The beachside restaurants offer delicious, fresh seafood and other fare.


Keywords: Andalucia, Costa Del Sol, Mediterranean Sea, beach, mountains, golf, culture, history, cuisine, theme park

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This house was built for children of all ages in mind...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    We do have a bedroom on the first floor...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 13 ancient Roman Columns are a structual feature surrounding grand villa. Every room has balconies, terraces, large pool and sweeping gardens overlooking the sea to the front, the mountains to the back and protected state forest to the left. Very private property with extensive gardens surrounding the residence....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    state of the art satellite tv and unit. Many stations to choose from...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Las Columnas offers majestic vies of the sea while we site on a mountain top, protected on one side with national forest. Our villa has recently been called a mountain top castle by a guest....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    It's been called the best view of the Mediterranean. Unobstructed views of the entire Costa Del Sol, rising 4 miles straight up from the sea. An easy drive to the beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additonal seating is available on a banquette in the dining room and a full dining area is available outside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking:

    Portecachere in front of the house for 2/3 cars....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton sheets with a mixture of wool and cotton blankets suitable for all types of temperature conditions. Plush white towels in each bathroom and plenty of beach towels provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A cozy living room has everything you need-seating, desk, tv, VCR, and music...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Great cell coverage at the house...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    new plush white towels are available and beach towels are also available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    easy-to-use washer in the kitchen. Open air laundry room just off the kitchen to hang your clothes dry and an old fashioned washing sink....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WIFI works all over the house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) The Dining Room and Living Room both have wood fireplaces. Both rooms hold the heat beautifully. Buy wood at the gas station 300 yards from the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need to create wonderful home-cooked meals. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils are available for gatherings...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    all pots/pans and extra food items are stored int he pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized refrigerator, ice maker in the freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    new stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Both master bedrooms have private balconies with patio furniture to enjoy the views of the sea. The mountain view rooms share a balcony overlooking one of Andalucia's largest protected forest....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio space, both covered and uncovered for sun-worshippers....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of poolside banquettes are available. The garden is one of the largest in Mijas...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The largest pool in Mijas. Long, wide and very deep. Plenty of shallow space just around the sweeping stairs for smaller children...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,600 $11,094
Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,552 $9,430
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,664 $4,438
Early 2017
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,331 $4,438
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,774
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,772
Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,774
Winter 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,331
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$555
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,552 $8,654
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

I am happy to review each reservation request individually if you have any special needs for an extended stay, midweek stay, etc.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Malaga Airport
Mijas, Málaga, Spain
Nearest Barpub
Mijas
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fuengirola
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mjas
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Funegirola
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A6
Mijas, Málaga, Spain
Nearest Restaurant
Mijas
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Granada
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fuengirola

Car: Not Necessary

Mijas is a quaint 'white village' set in the mountains above the sea. Mijas is home to many fabulous little bars and restaurants-our favorite cozy little place is El Canuelo while El Olivar has beautiful sea views. Scenic drives abound to many important historical sites such as Ronda, Granada, Seville. Neolithic caves are located not too far away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: My family has spent our summers at this home from 1970. We love going to the beach during the day and dining out in Mijas at night.

Why the Owner Chose Mijas, Málaga, Spain:
My parents designed and built their dream home on a mountaintop in the Costa Del Sol. We are the sole owners of this grand villa and have enjoyed bringing our own families here for over 40 years. This property is especially unique in that 13 marble ancient Roman columnas hold up the second floor terracing that encompasses this villa. These columns were found in a field by my parents and were quickly incorporated into the design of the villa.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Las Columnas is perfect for multi generational families. Between strolling through the quiet streets of Mijas or Moorish ruins around Andalucia to world famous golf to the quintessential beach atmosphere of the coast, Las Columnas is near it all


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Second floor view from center-courtyard Moorish design overlooking The Sea

    Second floor view from center-courtyard Moorish design overlooking The Sea

  • The front door open to this lovely view and the central marble fountain

    The front door open to this lovely view and the central marble fountain

  • A view from the backside of the house-the majestic mountain range sits behind us

    A view from the backside of the house-the majestic mountain range sits behind us

  • This is the second floor balcony overlooking the protected forest to the right

    This is the second floor balcony overlooking the protected forest to the right

  • Our pool is known to be one of the largest in Mijas

    Our pool is known to be one of the largest in Mijas

  • The grandiose gardens and terraces offer family fun everywhere

    The grandiose gardens and terraces offer family fun everywhere

  • several world class golf courses surround the area

    several world class golf courses surround the area

  • The view of the sea from our mountaintop villa

    The view of the sea from our mountaintop villa

  • balcony over front portico

    balcony over front portico

  • the surf is 10mins away

    the surf is 10mins away

  • we love all the little tapas bars along quiet streets of Mijas

    we love all the little tapas bars along quiet streets of Mijas

  • A terrace view overlooking Mijas, one of Spain's most famous 'white villages'.

    A terrace view overlooking Mijas, one of Spain's most famous 'white villages'.

  • This cozy living room seats several for t.v. or a movie.  Fire place works well

    This cozy living room seats several for t.v. or a movie. Fire place works well

  • This valley view comes from the backside of the mountain range behind the house

    This valley view comes from the backside of the mountain range behind the house

  • From the edge of the property shows a majestic view of the coast

    From the edge of the property shows a majestic view of the coast

  • We have several terraced gardens throughout the property

    We have several terraced gardens throughout the property

  • A typical street in Mijas, a short walk from the villa

    A typical street in Mijas, a short walk from the villa

  • Relax in one of the largest pools on the coast

    Relax in one of the largest pools on the coast

  • children and adults love all the outdoor living spaces

    children and adults love all the outdoor living spaces

  • Alhambra is less than a 2 hour drive from the villa

    Alhambra is less than a 2 hour drive from the villa

  • You can't escape the rich history of the Moors from this magical region of Spain

    You can't escape the rich history of the Moors from this magical region of Spain

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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