Just had a week in Los Olivos and Casa Limones, we shared both properties with friends which made the stay quite private. My wife and I had Los Olivos cottage which we found to be quite secluded, being slightly aside from Casa Limones, the pool and the owners property, being separated by the small access track, but only a distance of approx 30 -40 yards.
The property itself was adequate for all our needs and spotlessly clean. I would say it is slightly better equipped than Casa Limones having a full cooker with oven, the other cottage only having a micro wave and a couple of gas rings. In our cottage there was an iPod docking station, radio and a TV with integral DVD player. I did try to put the TV on but was unable to find any stations. There is an ample supply of books and pastimes should they be needed.
Both have air conditioning only in the bedrooms, but this is sufficient and if you leave the bedroom door open it is powerful enough to cool the whole cottage.
Maureen the owner is very pleasant and will attempt to assist where ever possible. (Not that we needed any assistance because everything is covered). She has also prepared an information folder outlining the best supermarkets, restaurants and places of interest to visit and lots of local information.
It was a shame that just before we arrived the wildfires had ravished the entire mountain side and left it charred and blackened. Due to the wildfires BBQ’s are no longer permitted in the area, but Maureen had thought ahead again and bought an electric grill for each cottage which was more than ample for our needs cooking outside for four hungry adults. On arrival we were pleased to find a welcome pack containing a bottle of wine, beer, crisps, milk, orange juice, bread and cakes.
A car is essential in this property as it is very remote and approx 5 kilometres from the nearest supermarket or restaurant. I know it’s the last thing you want to do as soon as you leave the airport but we went straight to a supermarket and bought enough foodstuffs and wine to see us over the weekend.
For anyone that enjoys a round of golf the cottages are very close to 3 or 4 courses which all appear to be in great condition.
These cottages are ideal for a week of doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying a very laid back week. It’s perfect!!!!
For a quick view of the location try looking at Google Earth or Google Maps using the co-ordinates:-
36° 34’ 29.07” N 4° 42’ 42.82” W
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These two romantic 1 bedroom cottages with air-con and pool located 40 minutes from Malaga have been featured in The Sunday Times and Telegraph and OK magazine. Set in tranquil countryside with spectacular Mediterranean and mountain views, yet only 15 minutes from beaches/restaurants. Each detached cottage has been built in the traditional Andalusian rustic style, with beamed ceilings and pretty shuttered windows, comfortably furnished and with shaded terrace for barbecuing and dining al fresco, each has a secluded garden. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Limones & Los Olivos Mijas, Costa Del Sol, Spain