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Villa with Private Pool and Partial Sea Views La Cala De Mijas

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in La Cala de Mijas, El Chaparral, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk to Beach & 10 minutes walk to La Cala

Casa Palmera is a single level detached villa on the edge of La Cala in the exclusive Urbanization of El Chaparral. It has secure gated private gardens with partial sea views and a private pool. The rear garden, terraces and pool are all south facing and the villa gets the sun all day. La Cala's many restaurants, bars, chiringuitos, shops and the twice weekly market are only a 10 minute walk away. La Cala is a lovely fishing village that boasts lots of Spanish charm and has every facility. There are 2 large supermarkets and a number of banks and gift shops. La Cala beach is a blue flag beach, with lovely clean golden sand where you can hire sunbeds and parasols. The house is on a golf course and there are numerous other golf courses in the area to choose for the golf lover. The horserace track (Hippodromo) is 1/2 km from our villa and is a fantastic evening out.

Conor O'Kane
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Conor O'Kane

My wife and I live and work full time in Ireland but visit La Cala at every possible opportunity. We are to keen golfers. We are members of El Chaparral Golf Club.

Conor O'Kane purchased this villa in 2005

Why Conor O'Kane chose Mijas

We bought in El Chaparral because family members have owned villas there for nearly 40 years.

We love the area because El Chaparral is so peaceful and relaxing yet a short walk or drive to all the attractions of the coast. We feel we are at the centre of things but still hidden away in a quiet oasis when we want to unwind.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a 5 minute walk to the beach and only 10 minutes on foot to some of our favourite restaurants, chiringuitos and tapas bars in La Cala. As the villa is all on one level the desire to just walk from the living room and bedrooms out to the pool and cool off at any time of the day is hard to resist.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Conor & Fiona

Just a line to say thank for returning the deposit and to say how much I, my wife Jean and our friends Tony & Carol Martin enjoyed our stay in your lovely villa.

I must thank you for the very generous welcome pack, although Carol a Belfast girl herself said we should not have been surprised it just confirmed the Irish reputation for their generosity.

We took advantage of your excellant recommendations and enjoyed walks to the beach and had some lovely meals in the resturants you suggested all in all w had an excellant holiday and hope we will return in the near future.

Thanks again

Kind Rgards

Colin & Jean Drury

Tony & Carol Martin

Hi Conor,

We had a great holiday thank you. The Villa was perfect for our needs as we didn't want to drive anywhere. We also found Fiona's restaurant review very good and we used her recommended venues every night. We would certainly recommend to our friends.

Seamus Conway
May 2011
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The beach is 5 minutes walk away and runs all the way from El Faro restaurant in the east to the luxurious Oceano beach Hotel & restaurant in the west. For the fitter amongst you the soft sand makes a hearty hike for around many miles. The nearest beach bar is The Sheriff's Bar with sunbeds and parasols, great food and relaxing music. La Cala beach is award winning & has an abundance of chiringuitos and beach bars including our favourites of Arroyo and Papa O's.


Malaga airport is 25 minutes away. Fuengirola is a 10 minute drive whilst Marbella and Puerto Banus are no more than 15 minutes. Walk 5 minutes and hop on a bus to Marbella or cross the road to head in the opposite direction to Fuengirola. The high speed Renfe trains from Fuengirola will have you in cental Malaga in 30 minutes and Madrid in 2 hours 20 minutes. Car hire not necessary but easily available at Malaga airport and in La Cala. Taxi rank in La Cala centre 24 hours.


Granada, Ronda, Seville Gibralter and Cordoba all within 2 hours drive. Mijas, a typical pueblo blanco at the foot of the hills of the same name, possesses beautiful Andalusian houses. It's traditional status as a mountain village makes it well worth a visit and only 15 minutes away by car.

Further Details:

La Cala has a twice weekly open air market. There are multiple banks, coffee shops, internet cafes and great supermarkets. It has retained it's fishing village atmosphere combined with modern conveniences to suit all tastes.The Feria at the end of July is spectacular for all ages.

The Miramar shopping centre outside Fuengirola is a must, with free parking, family friendly facilities, english speaking cinema, great selection of shops of all varieties with bars & eateries.

La Canada near Marbella has in excess of 280 shops, is easy to find, just off the main road & even has an M&S.

For the uninitiated Puerto Banus marina is worth a visit & El Corte Ingles department store has shopping galore.

Marbella's golden mile and old town are 15 minutes away by car & it's Orange Tree Square has a wonderful selection of restaurants to wile away a sunny afternoon.

Selvo theme park , Sea Life acquarium, Bio Park, Benalmadena Cable Car & Marina and the Aqua park (to name but a few) are all within 10 minutes drive.

There is a fun boat trip from Fuengirola to Benalmadena marina which is worth a change of scene for the day.

Fuengirola's recently renovated 5 mile promenade is the longest in Spain & great for bikes, roller blades or just a stroll.

Details of where we think are the best places to visit, golf, eat & drink etc are in our welcome pack.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mijas in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite to bedroom 1 with jacuzzi bath, double sinks, walk in shower, WC. En suite to bedroom 2 with shower, double sinks and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 ( 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King bed, air con, range of wardrobes, en suite, doors to terrace Bedroom 2 with twin beds, air con, fitted wardrobe, en suite
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot and high chair provided in the villa. Hairdryer, Hair straighteners, Books, Sewing and First Aid Kits and some toys are provided. Iron, ironing board, pegs and airer. All located in the hall cupboard. The gardener comes once a week and looks after the pool. Outside: South facing terraces extend the full length of the property. There are sliding doors leading from the living room, dining room and master bedroom onto the terraces. The terraces and pool have partial sea views. There is a lounge seating area with colonial rattan furniture at the end of the pool which gets the sun all day and affords lovely views over the pool and back to the villa. Particularly special when the villa is lit up at night. The garden terrace has a built in bbq with dining table and chairs as well as matching ratan lounge furniture to catch the sun all day. There are several areas of the garden where one can enjoy the sun on all 4 sides of the property. There are gated steps which lead from the pool area to the large gardens. There are 2 large awnings which extend over most of the terrace for more shaded moments during the day and additional atmosphere at night. Outside lighting and the pool light create a chilled ambiance as well as providing additional security. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and bath towels are provided.Clean linen changes are available in the villa. Beach towels are not provided. Cleaning service prior to your arrival and on departure. Additional cleaning can be provided if required and is payable locally. Other: The dining table seats 6 or extends for 8. Doors leading to terrace. There is also a safe in the villa.


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Villa with Private Pool and Partial Sea Views La Cala De Mijas
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this villa with friends for a week in Marbella. The villa was excellently equipped, there was everything we needed, it was very clean and modern. There was a very good welcome pack which included Prosecco and beer. It was a bit far out from Puerto banus and Marbella old town and we spent a lot of euros in taxis, but that was the only niggle to this lovely villa. It was secure and completely private. We would thoroughly recommend this lovely villa.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is excellent, it has everything you need, the kitchen is well equipped, all the rooms are spacious, so many areas to capture the sun and the pool is great

In a great location for exploring the Costa Del Sol, close enough to Cala de Mijas to walk to which has a really nice beach and plenty of restaurants

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent very special place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Descriptions and pictures of this Villa are completely accurate. The hospitality that is provided is five star. We felt very lucky to stay here and enjoy all facilities of villa and surrounding areas. Just disappointed we can not book a return visit this summer.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Every amenity, beautiful pool, lovely view of the sea, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful villa. Equipped with little extras like a Nespresso coffee machine and hair straighteners! Toiletries provided in the bathrooms also a nice touch. Everything was spotlessly clean. Very comfortable chairs and sun loungers on sunny deck surrounding beautiful pool. Very refreshing when it is so hot and sunny. Totally private terrace and gardens. Lovely beeeze during the day to keep the villa cool but air conditioning if it's too hot. Short walk to local shops and the town of La Cala where there's a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Our favourite was the golf clubhouse at El Chapparal which had stunning views of the sea, excellent service and delicious food. Very reasonably priced too. Would have happily eaten there every evening. They even remembered our daughter is a vegetarian and prepared something special for her. Only criticism I would have is that the mattress in the master bedroom was very hard but some people prefer a hard bed. Website also says towels for the pool and or beach are not provided but there were towels provided for this use. Overall, a lovely villa, good location and very helpful owners. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is fanatstic,great pool,gardens, a surperbly well equipped interior decorated to the highest standard,beautifully and tastefully furnished.

We had a great holiday & have already booked for next year.

Many thanks to Conor & Fiona for letting us have the use of your beautiful villa

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic villa perfectly designed for the holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

We were first time users of Owners Direct following a disasterous holiday booking to Mijas via James Villas last year, however the pre holiday communication with both Conor and Fiona meant we need not have worried about any type of reaccurance.

On arrival we met Ben, who looks after the property on behalf of Conor and Fiona and he was extremely helpful and friendly - he ensured we knew that he was only a call away if we needed anything. Once in the villa we were greeted by a fantastic welcome pack, including a selection of food, water, milk etc and even a bottle of Cava and a bottle of Rioja. The villa was lovely and clean, modern and had everything you needed (everything from utensils to an air pump for lilos). Much of the outdoor furniture looked new and in great condition, this together with many spare cushions (still in polythene).

You could really tell that a lot of thought has gone into the property to ensure it is perfect for holiday rental, even the little touches such as the extensive welcome pack, toiletries in each of the bathrooms, hair straighteners and very life like artificial flowers around the villa to make it feel more homely.

The location is also near on perfect and something that was really important to us when considering our holiday villa due to discovering La Cala last year. A short walk from the beaches and fantastic restaurants in La Cala (El Oceanio, Little Geranium, Konfusion to name a few). There is also a great supermarket a short walk away (Mercadona) that we felt was a lot better than Carrefour.

We had a fantastic holiday and we will be sure to return in the future when we visit La Cala again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mijas, West Costa del Sol

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
7 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 8
24 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
All bookings must be accompanied by a non refundable deposit of 25%. The final balance is payable 8 weeks before departure. There is also a £250 damage and security deposit which is payable along with the balance 8 weeks before departure and subject to there not being any breakages/damage beyond normal wear and tear will be refunded within 7 days of vacating the property. Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheques in stirling or euros (rate to be agreed).

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Check in after 4pm, check out before 11 unless otherwise arranged. If there is no booking either side of your stay early arrivals & late departures may be possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are per week in UK pounds. Discounts are available for bookings over 2 weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.