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El Castillo Del Naranjal, Sleeps 10, Mock Syrian Castle with Pool & Hot Tub



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
A Unique, Rustic Mock Syrian Castle with Stunning Master Suite

Panoramic El Castillo del Naranjal (sleeps 10) is a uniquely designed, rustic, mock Syrian Castle complete with battlements offering simply breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside and mountains to three sides and over the coastline as far as Morocco on a clear day to the other. This truly is “the villa with a difference”. Situated on a hilltop location in Las Lomas de Mijas; an area very popular with walkers, only 20 minutes from Malaga airport, 5 minutes from the picturesque old town of Mijas and 15 minutes from the bustling town of Fuengirola with it's nightlife, restaurants and shops. The imposing lounge with floor to ceiling windows, stone pillars, 55 inch wall mounted plasma TV with over 40 UK Satellite/Internet TV channels, BluRay/DVD player and fabulous feature fireplace with log fire for the cooler evenings is beautifully furnished. There is also a sunny family sitting room which leads to an outdoor enclosed dining area with ample seating for dining alfresco.

NEW FOR 2015 - Superb new sheltered BBQ terrace with Patio heater.

NEW for Jan 2016 - American style illuminated hot tub.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Perfect stay - great service from all the staff members.

- R. Lambert, July 2014

An excellent holiday. Property, pool and representation all very good...Agnes and Phil did a great job!

- S. Cargill - July 2014

Fantastic villa in a beautiful location. Brilliant amenities provided - wonderful break.

- K. Evans - Sept 2013

We have had a wonderful week. The four times we had problems help came immediately. The caretaker in charge was incredibly helpful and kind. We were very happy with our stay and will recommend your house to family and friends.

- V. Gottlieb, May 2013

Hi Allan and Julia, Just a note to let you know how much are family enjoyed staying at El Castillo in March. Without a doubt, it was the absolute most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. Plans are in effect to return and are tentatively looking at the dates, but we'll let you know. Next time, we will be looking at 2 weeks as the one went by too fast! Agnes was a wonderful help during our stay and very pleasant to deal with. We recommend a Christmas bonus for her! I have shared pictures with my associates at the hospital where I work and several have taken your web address. I hope more Canadians get to experience what we had.

Once again, thank you very much and hope to return soon.

- Paul and Liz
Mar 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


We love it here.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Allan & Julia

Just a quick line to say how much we enjoyed our second stay in El Castillo, wonderful, thank you .

It really is such a peaceful location, just what we all needed to unwind, plus the kids loved the pool and slide, as did my Mum and Dad.

Agnes and Phil really looked after us.

We will be definitely be back!!

Thanks again

Phil and Carol

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property, facilities, location and views all excellent and as described. Very peaceful with lots to do locally (Mijas town is only 3 minutes away by car and has great shops, bars and restaurants). Agnes and Phil (local property management/maintenance) made us very welcome and were always on call to help out with questions etc. In summary - brilliant! A wonderful venue for a family holiday which I would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty disappointing

  • 1 of 5

What a beautiful well located villa with lovely staff looking after it...that's the good bit! This is a hugely disappointing property and we would certainly not consider booking again, it is worn, tired and broken throughout with a misleading description, and is certainly not child friendly or close to any amenities walking, the pool is high compared to the water line meaning kids can't climb out, the air con is on timers which means you can forget about a nights sleep as the bedrooms hit 33 degrees in August, if you book for more than a week it doesn't include a clean (we booked for 3) and no spare bedding is supplied. I think all in all this property is so far from what was expected added to no proper sleep that all that can be said is that we are very very disappointed and this comes from someone that runs properties in London and never complains on line (showing in the action of writing this how disappointed we really are)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “We are offended and disgusted in equal measure by this completely unfair and untrue review In over 10 years of rental we have never received a single criticism of our home , see our website www.panoramicvillas.com Ref sp004 When this guest arrived ,our staff knew immediately we had an impossible task to please . Both the housekeeper and the pool technician forwarded separate communications within days to say "This guest will be a nightmare ..(or words to this effect) These are very experienced quality staff well used to dealing with all types of client ! *Nothing whatsoever is broken in this house , or we would replace immediately..this is simply incorrect *The pool is wonderful , fenced off , child safe , slide, access via Roman steps *Location .."Car Recommended" , it says so on the website ! Ironically, despite his apparent dissatisfaction with the location this same gentleman emailed the following to our staff during his stay: QUOTE "We like the area better than areas we've tried before and probably will stay in the area again next year, if you have any villas you look after that you feel I'd like let me know, I'll pay a deposit now, *Linen , if asked we always do a free change , we do not just arrive , it invades privacy We have numerous favorable reviews from past and the most recent clients which speak for themselves, no further comment necessary! Owner El Castillo
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 29.9 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Fiesta Restaurante at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 29.9 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mijas Golf at 14.4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fuengirola at 9.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fiesta Restaurante at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 200 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuengirola at 8.9 Kilometres Car: recommended


Less than 4 miles drive away to the nearest beach.


20 minutes from Malaga airport.


5 minutes from the picturesque old town of Mijas and 15 minutes from the bustling town of Fuengirola with its nightlife, restaurants and shops.

Further Details:

Please see our website for more photos and information. Local amenities: Golf, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, climbing, canoeing, cycling, tennis, walking, horse riding, jet ski, go karting, snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, flora and fauna.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Offer
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Offer
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pool heating, FREE.
Hot Tub use/heating, FREE.
Pool towels FREE
Welcome Pack FREE

Changeover day is Saturday during Peak season, other periods are flexible - please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Free use of the Patio heater, ideal for the evenings.

Reservation deposit 25%. Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
We can accept Credit / Debit Card payments through our secure online website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: en-suite with shower enclosure, WC and washbasin. Bathroom 2: en-suite with shower enclosure, WC and washbasin. Bathroom 3: serving bedroom 3 and 4 - shower enclosure, WC and washbasin. Separate guest WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, King size double bed and the sofa bed sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: huge master bedroom beautifully decorated with an oak super king-size 4 poster bed, en-suite, private balcony and double sofa bed if required. Bedroom 2: double bedroom, en-suite. Bedroom 3: double bedroom. Bedroom 4: 1 twin bedroom.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Free air conditioning/heating. Children welcome. Cot and highchair available free of charge. Drinking water on tap! There's no need to buy drinking water in this villa, save your time money and energy as this villa has a separate tap delivering pure 100% safe drinking water. The villa also benefits from a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, refills available from all local supermarkets. A Welcome Pack is provided FREE of charge. Please see our website link for details of the welcome pack contents. Outside: The imposing front entrance is reached by a sweeping stone stepped pathway flanked by huge palm trees. The outside grounds consist of a large fully heated swimming pool with slide, and a surrounding sunbathing area. The villa also boasts two BBQs, one outside by the swimming pool and a second in the sheltered indoor/open air dining room (off the main sitting room) which also has a superb patio heater ideal for those cooler winter evenings. Making this a wonderful all year round family property. There is a large secure parking area for several cars – we do strongly recommend car hire for this villa to facilitate shopping trips etc. We will be happy to arrange car hire for you. Private Pool, Terrace, Garden, BBQ, pool table, Secure Parking, Balcony, Garden Furniture. Large Terrace, Heated Pool, Plenty of Sun Loungers with mattresses and Electric Gates. There is an outdoor patio heater which is Free to use and ideal for the summer evenings and cooler winter nights. Utility Room: The castle has a separate laundry room containing the washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All hand, bath and pool towels and linen are provided. The property is cleaned and towels replace once a week.

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