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Jasia, Stew & Martina

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

FINCA LOS GORRIONES - SEE OUR REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR

8 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Mijas - Finca Los Gorriones

3 double beds, 3 baths, Sleeps 6

See our reviews on TripAdvisor but remember to book via Owners Direct for best prices!

Southwest facing our 3-bedroom converted Finca has stunning panoramic views of the valley and mountains beyond, stretching to the sea. Whatever time of year if the sun is out you will get it by our pool and you'll be able to enjoy sunset with a glass of your favourite tipple!

The private pool (5m x 3m) is set in a lovely garden, the pool is not fenced so the villa is not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Although the nearest neighbours are within 20 metres, the garden, pool area and both terraces are not overlooked and offer complete privacy.

A traditional 'Barbacoa de obra' is available for those summer night BBQs. Sit on the terrace with a cocktail and enjoy the last rays of the sun as it sets over the mountains.

The villa is located 7 mins drive from Mijas Pueblo, a car is essential.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jasia, Stew & Martina (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About Jasia, Stew & Martina

We are three friends who have known each other for too many years to mention. It has long been a dream of ours to own a property in Spain to give us a place to relax and get away from our hectic working life. In 2012 that dream was finally achieved when we purchased Finca Los Gorriones.

Jasia, Stew & Martina purchased this villa in 2012

Why Jasia, Stew & Martina chose Mijas area

When we saw the tired old finca we knew that with a bit of hard work we could make it into the right place for us. We named it Finca Los Gorriones after all the Sparrows that frequent the area. We love how relaxed we feel when we go there and hope that you will feel the same too!

What makes this villa unique

Unlike Mijas Pueblo and the coast we get the sun all day even down to the very last rays as it sets over the mountains at around 10pm in the summer. Being able to enjoy a sun-downer cocktail was top of our list and with the finca facing south west it certainly ticks that box!

Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

FINCA LOS GORRIONES - SEE OUR REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
3

Lovely clean villa with a few problems

  • 3 of 5

The villa itself is lovely with everything you need. It’s spotless upon arrival and very secure. The kitchen is big and there is plenty of storage. Beds are comfortable and there are fans/air con in each room although it can be noisy.

There is a decent Bluetooth speaker in the front room which is good for afternoons by the pool.

The view is amazing! although the sun doesn’t appear poolside until around 11am (August) but it is there all day until sunset.

The downsides:

Firstly, the directions provided were awful. It took us the best part of 2 hours to find. There are a lot more bends, corners and bin stores than you realise once you lose your bearings. Eventually, we had to ask directions from 2 helpful Spaniards. The directions need some serious attention! Google maps won't work in the mountains.

The pool was small although I can’t complain about this as the size is advertised, also it was a good size for our 5 & 6 yr olds. What I can complain about is the pumps only coming on for a few hours in the afternoon (from 12pm). By 3pm they go off, so by morning the pool is full of ants and bugs. Every morning I would spend 30 minutes fishing all the critters from the night before so the kids could go in.

There is Wi-Fi but it’s poor, most of the time I had to use my phone data and we couldn’t get the TV working either. There were DVDs provided but only a couple there for the kids. If you fancy a quiet night in or the children want a break from the sunshine, maybe bring some more along.

The sunbeds by the pool were old and the wood was brittle and rotting. One afternoon, my partner was lying on one of them and it collapsed at the back, luckily she wasn’t hurt. I was told later that they are being replaced.

The villa is advertised as a 7 mins drive from Mijas Pueblo, its actually about 15 minutes. The supermarket is approximately 20 mins away.

Remember that there is nothing in the villa upon arrival in terms of supplies. We have stayed in villas previously where staples have been provided especially water.. If you arrive late at night as we did – 1am – milk, bread, cereal etc must be found on the way. This certainly was not ideal for us. We were frustrated, hot and thirsty after searching for the villa. We did not know the area yet but I had to drive back towards a garage to try and get supplies for the morning. Be warned the guy working nights in the BP does not speak English so have a translated list ready if you are taking a late night trip!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are reviewing the directions and will be sure to add some more obvious landmarks for those arriving after dark. We are unable to receive standard broadband in the mountains and have to rely on WiFi with the nearest masts on the coast. This can mean a slow connection at times and atmospheric conditions can play a part in this. We will be reviewing our provider to see if there are better alternatives available. UK TV channels are no longer available through sky satellite in Europe and we can only receive these using IPTV / WiFi which does work in a slightly different way, I do wish you had emailed us as it is likely we could have resolved this at the time. The sunbeds have been replaced and our pool cleaner is looking at ways of reducing the overnight insect party in the pool. Welcome baskets, tailored to your specific requirements, can be arranged on request. Thank you for your review, understanding areas where we can make improvements helps us to provide an even better service in future.
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5

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property, outstanding location and good communication with the owners. As regular travellers to this pat of the world, I'd highly recommend it and will hopefully be back. If you're looking for a family villa in Mijas, don't waste your time time looking at anything else..this is the one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it has been our pleasure and we are very pleased that you had such a good holiday at the Finca. We look forward to being able to welcome you again.
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5

beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this villa, peaceful and fully equipped. The pool was perfect and the gardens lovely. It was bliss eating breakfast outside with such beautiful views. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, tranquil, beautiful and well equipped but with excellent access to the coast and the city

  • 5 of 5

There are so many great things about this villa and its location, we cannot recommend highly enough. We have visited many parts of Spain for a holiday but we loved this villa the most, it is only a half hour drive from Malaga airport, and twenty minutes from Fuengirola on the coast for restaurants, bars, a supermercardo, walks by the beach and anything else you could need. But the villa itself is secluded and the uninterrupted vista across the valley and mountains, and the peace and tranquility were exactly what we were after. The villa itself is so well equipped, they have thought of everything you could possibly need.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karmen for you very kind comments on our finca. We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Finca Los Gorriones was simply perfect! Really comfortable, lovely to stay in with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was exactly as we expected - the description was spot on and the photos did everything justice. The property was clean and well maintained and was extremely comfortable with everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable and the showers lovely and hot with great pressure. The bedrooms had loads of hangers, hanging space and drawers allowing us to completely unpack and feel really at home. The big comfy sofas were welcome in the evenings as we sat around the fire (we were there in February so pretty chilly at night but glorious sunshine during the day!).

What made this property for us was the outside space - sitting on the wee bench with our first morning cuppa as the sun appeared, eating breakfast out on the terrace (sometimes in blankets as it was chilly first thing but not always!), sitting and snoozing by the pool on the fabulous and comfortable loungers in glorious sunshine. Sadly it wasn't warm enough in February to go into the pool but it looked beautiful and was well maintained - as was all the property - and the lights around the pool at night looked absolutely stunning. The stars were also glorious! The wifi signal was excellent throughout our stay and we downloaded some films to watch on the TV with no problems whatsoever. The bath was also a welcome addition on chilly evenings!

The owners bent over backwards to be helpful with our booking and when we had any questions and were just a delight to deal with. I received my deposit back just after a week after returning.

We drove into Marbella a few times and also regularly into Feungirola. The drive back to the villa around Mijas was just so much fun and totally beautiful. Plenty of great supermarkets close by and a short drive away (the directions provided by the owners were spot on and really helpful!). Mijas itself is stunning and we had some delicious meals there. There are also a good few beautiful walks up into the forests (where we gathered kindling for the fire!) and through the village (be prepared to get a fright from big dogs though!!!) and Mijas was just perfect for wandering around and losing time.

We loved the sounds of the birds around the villa - and even the village dogs, cockerels, goats + chickens entertained us and made us giggle endlessly!

We would absolutely recommend this villa and intend to go back again & again!

Thank you Martina, Stew & Jasia for all your help and support and for allowing us to stay in your lovely villa!

Jo & Claire xx

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jo & Claire for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Beautiful, relaxing villa in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

We loved the villa, it was charming and had everything you needed. We spent many days laying by the pool and enjoying meals on the terrace. It was very tranquil and we were not disturbed at all. We also enjoyed a few meals in mijas which were lovely too. I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Venta Los Condes
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Alhaurin Golf
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Venta Los Condes
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Car: necessary

The popular coastal town of Fuengirola is only 15 minutes by car and has direct train to Malaga Airport as well as buses to all parts of the coast. A car is essential.

Costa del Sol is full of beaches along its coastline and can be explored easily by car hire or public transport. A must to try are the BBQ Sardines from the beach bars and restaurants along the beach fronts. Also there are beautiful Marinas along the coast; the most local are Benalmádena, Marbella and very famous Puerto Banus with its designer boutiques. Finca Los Gorriones is only 20 minutes drive from the nearest beaches and vibrant nightlife of Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos, and within 30 minutes drive of Marbella. Lively Fuengirola boasts many fine restaurants, water sports, beaches, a marina and an aquapark. For those ‘night-birds’ there are also several discos and places of entertainment here.

There is something for everyone in this area of the Costa Del Sol. Inland can be found the ‘Real Spain’ of breath-taking mountain views and many ‘Ventas’ – the typical Spanish restaurants. There are over 20 golf courses within half an hour’s drive, Alhaurin golf being only 5 minutes drive away. Go-karting, Fuengirola aquapark and horse riding are all close by. Those interested in horse racing can go to the magnificent new track in Mijas. The recently refurbished Lew Hoad’s tennis club is within 15 minutes drive. For those staying during the winter, skiing in the Sierra Nevada can be reached within 2 hour’s drive. Clay pigeon shooting is available in Monda, which is approximately 30 minutes away by car. The picturesque inland village of Mijas is one of the Costa Del Sol’s finest examples of an historical Pueblo Blanca or ‘white village’. Mijas features old cobbled streets and many places of interest, including old churches, museum, bars and restaurants, several serving authentic Spanish tapas and with stunning views of the Mediterranean coastline from its high vantage point. There are regular buses to the popular coastal town of Fuengirola, and to the traditional inland town of Alhaurin El Grande. For people-watching, fine dining or indulging in a bit of retail therapy, Finca Los Gorriones is ideally located for visiting Marbella and Puerto Banús, both just 30 minutes away by car

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mijas, Mijas area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£795
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£595
 
 
Very Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£395
 
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£595
 
 
Very Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
From
£75
£395
 
 
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£595
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£795
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Mid Season
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£795
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

WiFi and TV are optional extras
1 week WiFi £20
2 week WiFi £30
TV (IPTV must pay for WiFi also) £20 per booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite with walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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