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Newly Discounted weeks in April and May

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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. We heard from our customers and took note! All bedrooms have brand new mattresses, the best IKEA has, and all new air con in every bedroom. New furniture in both lounges!

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

More Details

Nell Nicholas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Nell Nicholas

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.

Nell Nicholas purchased this villa in 1970

Why Nell Nicholas chose Mijas Area

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. Other features for your comfort-a brand new heating and cooling system in all the bedrooms and a new gas fireplace in the dining room adds ambiance and a wonderful source of heat.

What makes this villa unique

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. Added benefits to our villa-we have just purchased all new furniture, including mattresses and beds. You won't get a better night's sleep anywhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our villa manager could not say enough better things about our April guests. They left the villa in amazing condition and were very thoughtful to the staff. Thank you for treating our home like yours!
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Mijas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bathrooms are full with showers and tubs with the exception of the downstair bathroom that just has a shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) all new mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (5) child beds are available in every bedroom closet. One twin bedded room can be made into a Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Newly Discounted weeks in April and May
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

Ideal place for a relaxing meet up with family or friends

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious property. Fantastic views from the terrace. Pool is lovely, large and deep. The expansive terrace is an ideal entertaining space. We hosted a lovely birthday celebration and would highly recommend Michael Taylor (taylor made catering in Spain) for catering for any get together. Mijas is a lovely little town. We always took the car down as road up to the villa is narrow, steep and winding - didn't fancy pushing baby buggies up the hill! If I was to try and find a fault it would be to suggest to Nell that a larger fridge or additional drinks chiller would have been welcomed. Communication with Nell the owner and Sara who cares for the property couldn't be faulted.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking views, spacious, relaxed atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Located in quaint Mijas-special place. Short walk to town, great restaurants and shopping. Caretakers were very personable and helpful. Pool was refreshing. Beautiful landscaping. Great home base for touring but villa also terrific for relaxing. Many spaces both inside and outside to enjoy. We would rent again

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Las Columnas. He hope to host you again!
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The property is clean and welcoming and has fantastic views

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our visit and the outside space and pool was great for a large group of people. The beds may feel a little uncomfortable after several nights I fear and I wish there had been more adequate air conditioning available as it was very hot! Regardless the views are fantastic and we felt at home. Mijas is a great village which we visit on a regular basis and although the villa is a 20 min walk away (some of it very steep!) we did mange it. A taxi however was only 7 euro if needed. The property and location was just as expected and clean. The owner was very helpful and we had a note of the housekeepers details although we didn't need her. I would recommend the property but would probably be clear that the air con could be better and that the beds although clean have seen better days. The fountains to the front and rear could be working perhaps or removed as the poolside one especially was a bit grubby and our four year old did fall over it and hurt his foot. Make sure you try a donkey ride or the horses which are well looked after. Unfortunately during this visit quite extensive roadworks were ongoing but will only improve the overall look of the town when finally finished.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all that feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Mijas. I am very glad you say we purchased all new mattresses, the best IKEA has to offer. We also bough new furniture for the lounges PLUS all new air conditioning units for the bedrooms. There are so many nice changes, I would love for you to come back next year at the 2016 rate. And yes, we got the interior courtyard fountain working and are in the midst of removing the front fountain. We think the front yard will be more attractive with a garden feature such as a decorative tree.
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Simply Magical!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home and town. Mijas was just adorable and quaint. The perfect getaway for peace and relaxation. This home was exactly what the description said and more! I would recommend anyone who needs to just recharge to go here and stay at this beautiful home. I hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Columnas was like our own private luxury resort!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six family members could not have been happier with our choice for our ten day stay on the Costa Del Sol. The landscaping with so many gardens and beautiful flowers, huge pineapple palms, and tropical vegetation was amazing and we found ourselves unable to stop taking photos of the panoramic view of the Mediterranean coast. The pool was sparklingly clean. There were so many outside seating areas we found ourselves having trouble deciding where to enjoy the view with our wine! The interior was spacious with lovely wall hangings, antiques and comfortable furniture for hanging out. Each couple enjoyed private bathrooms and those in the master bedrooms awoke to the giant palms outside their window. Mijas was a delight with a great selection of restaurants, shops and friendly people. The owner responded very quickly to the couple of questions we had. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow. Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Los Columnas for a week during the Easter holidays. 5 adults and 2 kids (4 and 7).

The house was just fantastic. Stunning view, large clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, big clean pool. I could go on. The pictures doesn't lie, or actually they do, it´s even better than the pictures. Everything was absolutely perfect.

The house is situated in a quiet area just a 15 min walk to Mijas town centre, with all the restaurants, cafés and shops.

The contact to the owner was very good and helpful, both before and during the stay.

We will definitely come back, and we can absolutely recommend Los Columnas.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Mijas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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