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Villa With Private South Facing Garden And Beautiful Communal Pool Area

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Calahonda, Costa Del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location And Only A 10 Minute Stroll To The Main Bars And Restaurants

The villa is situated in a quiet residential area, and is only a 10 minute walk to the centre of Calahonda, with its numerous restaurants and bars. The villa is decorated and furnished to a high standard and consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, with everything you need to enjoy a self catering holiday. It has a private south facing garden, which is safe and secure and is ideal for children to play in. There is a raised decking area with dining table for 6 and a portable BBQ. The beautiful communal pool is only 20 metres away and is shared with only a small number of similar villas. You can walk to the beach from the villa. On the way you will pass lots of family friendly cafe bars where you can stop for a cool drink and something to eat. There is a large supermarket less than 5 minutes away by car and several smaller supermarkets within walking distance. The villa is only a 5 minute drive to Cabopino, a 15 minute drive to Marbella and Puerto Banus and a 15 minute drive to Fuengirola. The nearest golf course is less than a 5 minute drive.

More Details

Philip Briggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Philip Briggs

We are a family of 6 which includes myself, Phil, my wife Joanne and our 4 boys aged 1, 7, 11 and 13. We lived in Spain for 3 years during which time we bought our villa. A downturn in the economy forced a decision to return to the UK where we were able to pick up our previous careers in electrical engineering and primary school teaching. We now live in Preston in the North West of the UK, not quite Calahonda but still very nice.

Why Philip Briggs chose Sitio de Calahonda

We bought our villa in 2007 whilst living in Spain. The villa was home to our family until a decision was reached to return to the UK, from this point onwards we have rented our villa for holiday rentals.

What makes this villa unique

The villa was bough for my family to live in so as you would expect it is very family friendly. We did not want a private pool primarily for safety reasons as well as the up keep. When you visit our villa you will understand why the communal garden and wonderful pool made that a very easy decision.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great villa...great location...great holiday!!"

Thanks to Phil and Joanne for the use of your beatiful villa for 2 weeks of total bliss!!! From the onset of booking they took the stress and worry away, promptly answering any questions we had and nothing being too much trouble. We found the villa to be exactly as advertised and were just thrilled by the location. A 10 minute walk taking you to the restaurants and bars and a little further on to the supermarkets. The villa was very tastefully decorated, clean, large and airy with all the thoughtful conveniences that make a difference, including the Scooby Doo DVD's that entertained our wee boy! The pool and surroundings were fabulous and although it is was a shared pool we pretty much had it to ourselves for the two weeks we were there.

We will definitely return to this suberb villa, thanks again.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sitio de Calahonda in Mijas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite bathroom has a corner shower, WC and basin. The family bathroom has a bath with shower, WC and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed, Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, Bedroom 3 has 2 single beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: We bought our villa whilst living in Spain, at the time we were a family of 4 with two young boys. We chose this villa for a number of reasons including the safe and sunny garden, fantastic pool and communal grassed area, the tranquillity of its location and the fact that it is an easy walk to bars, restaurants, busses and supermarkets. Whilst living there our third child came along, boy number 3 and since returning back to the UK number 4 boy completes the family. We have such fond memories of our time living in Spain and in our villa and return for holidays as often as we can. I would hope that guests find our villa a little warmer than some properties that are clearly bought for the rental business. You will find a selection of toys, DVD's and books along with scooters, skateboards and footballs which our boys are happy to share. Outside: Our villa has a totally private south facing garden which is mainly patio with a raised deck area and flower beds. Alongside the deck is a play house for young children . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be fully cleaned on arrival and all bedding and towels are provided. An additional clean during your stay can be arranged at an additional cost


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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Perfect holiday, lovely villa, good location.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is large, spacious and airy. The garden is big and really quiet with all day sun and plently of loungers and nice cushions to put out. The villa is well stocked with crockery and glasses. The bedrooms are airy and there is hanging space in all. The pool area was very quiet, albeit out of school holidays. It is a stones throw from the front door. The location is lovely and quiet but easily walkable to the bars and restaurants on the strip. In my opinion it is one of the best we've stayed in Calahonda. I don't want to give such a glowing review as would love to return next year, and don't want it to be booked up. Phil and Jo are easy to deal with and respond very quickly. I couldn't not give 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of our villa. It really is very much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back next year. Phil and Jo
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Wonderful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space and great layout. Huge pool, which we had to ourselves most of the time.

Great location with easy access to Calahonda town and also many nearby towns and beaches.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really is much appreciated. Jo and Phil
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Lovely Villa & pool

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the lovely villa and communal pool. The pool was mostly unused most of the day and therefore we had it to ourselves a lot! Had a slight problem with the air con in the master bedroom but the owners sorted it quickly and efficiently. Overall, very happy and enjoyed our stay, would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at our villa. Thanks again
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A gem!

  • 4 of 5

Superb accommodation. Cool inside and spacious too. Private patio area and only 20m away is a wonderful pool set in well kept gardens. Most days we had the large pool to ourselves. A fifteen minute walk takes you to the boardwalk along the coast and the same driving time will see you in Marbella one way or Cala de Mijas the other. Do the 'big shop' in the excellent Lidl by the underpass.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family friendly Villa with Shared Pool 3 doors away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 2 small children during the easter holidays and had a great time. Having access to scooters and trampoline, was a real bonus, as was the scooter friendly back garden. The villa is ideal for a family, well laid out accomodation. Plus large outdoor table for outside eating. We would definitely re-book. The directions to find the villa were excellent and easy to follow from Malaga airport to the door.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is great to hear that your children enjoyed the scooters and the trampoline. Please let us know if we can be of any help in the future. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to our villa in the future. Phil and Joanne
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Spacious, comfortable, well equipped Villa with a great outdoor space. Ideal for families.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very easy to deal with replying promptly to any questions we had. The villa was very spacious and well equipped. It is in a quiet cul de sac away from the hustle and bustle but within easy walking/driving distance of a range of shops, bars and restaurants. Great base for a Costa del Sol holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. If we could be of any help in the future, please don't hesitate to ask. Joanne and Phil
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Car: not necessary


The nearest beach to our Villa is a 20 minute walk. Either side of the peaceful Calahonda beach are the more vibrant beaches of La Cala and Cabopino. Whilst you can walk to either of these beaches you can use the local bus service or take a 5 minute car journey


The nearest and most convenient airport is Malaga. The airport is approximately 30 minute drive away


Calahonda is centrally located on the Costa Del Sol. Whilst a car is not essential there are so many places to visit such as Cabopino 5mins, La Cala 5 mins, Fuengirola 15 mins, Benalmadena and Torremolinos 20 mins, Marbella and Puerto Banus 30 mins, Gibralter 50 mins, Malaga 35 mins.

Further Details:

Being situated in the lower part of Calahonda all the bars and restaurants are easily accessible by foot ( there and back! ) A 10 minute stroll reaches the start of the "Strip" which contains a mix of bars and restaurants including mini supermarket. Beyond the strip you reach the El Zoco centre and beyond that Dona Lola and the beach. Calahonda is a resort that would most suit families or couples.

The Andalucia region

The Costa Del Sol has around 330 days of sunshine per year and has so much to offer: beautiful sandy beaches, over 60 golf courses, charming Spanish villages, cosmopolitan towns, great shopping, fabulous food and wine, and best of all, the fantastic year round climate.

This long, golden coastline stretches from Nerja in the East to Gibraltar in the West. A short drive from the coast takes you inland to the white washed villages of Ojen, Istan, Ronda and Mijas. Malaga is the historic capital where you will find its stunning cathedral, port, The Picasso Museum, fabulous shopping and international restaurants.

For those who are visiting during the winter months, the ski resorts of the Sieraa Nevada are approximately 2 - 2 half hours drive from Calahonda. The long hot summers and short mild winters, make it the perfect coast to holiday at all year round.

Sitio De Calahonda, Mijas, Urbanizacion

Calahonda is approx 30 minutes drive from Malaga airport. It is situated halfway between the holiday resort of Fuengirola and the world famous, shopping town of Marbella and Puerto Banus. Both resorts are only 15 minutes drive from Calahonda. It has a 9 hole, par 3, golf course with a further 20 golf courses within a 20 km radius.

The area has numerous restaurants, including Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Indian, several bars, and 2 large commercial centres. Calahonda has its own safe sandy beach, with many other local beaches just a short drive along the coast.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sitio de Calahonda, West Costa del Sol

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We ask for 20% deposit to secure a booking with the balance being due 2 calendar months prior to the stay. Along with the balance we ask for a £100 bond which we return once you are back home, the villa has been checked and our keys returned. Each guest will receive our standard contract. Keys are posted to your home address by recorded delivery. Directions and general arrival information is e-mailed to you in advance of your stay.

Changeover Day:
We understand that flights to Malaga can offer better value on weekdays so we are very flexible on changeover days. The villa will be ready for 2pm on the arrival day and we ask guests to leave by 10am on departure day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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