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Sweeping Mediterranean Views from Costa Del Sol Mountaintop

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Mijas - Las Columnas

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Majestic views of the Mediterranean await you. In the heart of Andalucia, Las Columnas offers easy access to the sea, 100 golf courses within driving distance and many unique home features.

Situated on a mountaintop, Las Columnas is an easy drive to not only world class sporting activities, but is also located in the heart of ancient Moorish history and culture. Las Columnas is just a short walk from Mijas, one of Spain's most famous 'white villages'.

The home's most unique feature is its 13 ancient Roman Columnas that grace the front of the home. Based on a traditional center-courtyard Moorish design, you will not only find family comfort among the spacious rooms, but also a truly soothing environment with several locations to relax in/around the home. The best time to enjoy Las Columnas is in the evening, watching the moon rise over the Mediterranean.

5 large bedrooms with a mixture of queen and twins are featured in the home to accommodate different sizes of families. 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. 2 bedrooms (one queen bedded rooms and one twin bedded room) are connected by one bathroom, perfect for a family with perhaps smaller children. Each bathroom has a shower while 3 of the four also have bathtubs.

Mijas, the quaint 'white village'of Andalucia, offers all the modern conveniences of grocery/souvenier shopping, plus wonderful dining experiences. Our family has always loved El Olivar next to town hall and if you are a soccer fanatic, you must watch a popular match and dine at El Canuelo. Farther into the village, you will find the old square, Spain's only square bullring and 17th century reliefs found in the town's oldest and most beautiful churches. Gardens, playground and an amphitheatre adorn this upper part of town.

Outside of Mijas, there are many cultural highlights. In a day's drive, you can visit the famous Moorish castle, Alhambra in Granada, or the high village of Ronda, or even Seville and Cordoba. Malaga, Andalucia's capital, has many cultural hotspots and a famous botanical garden in the center of the city. Don't miss some old fashioned tapas bars in Malaga. An easy train ride will bring you to the center of rhe city. For younger children, don't miss Tivoli Gardens, a wonderful amusement park, just 20 minutes west of our house. Tivoli is best enjoyed in the evening. For a slightly older age group, there is terrific nightlife in Funegirola, Marbella, and Malaga.

World famous golf courses abound in the Costa Del Sol. 10 minutes from the home is Seve Ballestores' private design, 'Alhaurin'. Mijas Golf, 10 minutes south of the house, is a 36 hole course cut from an old olive tree plantation. About 20 minutes from the house is La Cala,the winter home to the Swedish National Golf Team. Vallederama, The Ryder Cup course, is approximately 35 minutes from Las Columnas. If you are looking for a true beachside course, try Torrequebrada, about 20 minutes southwest of the house. A quaint, little course nestled in the hills northeast of Mijas is Lauro Golf-great value for money and always has open tee times.

If beach activities is what you are looking for, go no further. 8 miles above the hustle and bustle of the coast beach scene lays our home. A quick drive down the coast will put into the beach life of Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Plenty of metered parking is available and a cabana for a day is about 2 Euros. The beachside restaurants offer delicious, fresh seafood and other fare.

Keywords: Andalucia, Costa Del Sol, Mediterranean Sea, beach, mountains, golf, culture, history, cuisine, theme park

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed

Nell Nicholas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2016

About Nell Nicholas

My family has spent our summers at this home from 1970. We love going to the beach during the day and dining out in Mijas at night.

Nell Nicholas purchased this villa in 1970

Why Nell Nicholas chose Mijas area

My parents designed and built their dream home on a mountaintop in the Costa Del Sol. We are the sole owners of this grand villa and have enjoyed bringing our own families here for over 40 years. This property is especially unique in that 13 marble ancient Roman columnas hold up the second floor terracing that encompasses this villa. These columns were found in a field by my parents and were quickly incorporated into the design of the villa.

What makes this villa unique

Las Columnas is perfect for multi generational families. Between strolling through the quiet streets of Mijas or Moorish ruins around Andalucia to world famous golf to the quintessential beach atmosphere of the coast, Las Columnas is near it all


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Sweeping Mediterranean Views from Costa Del Sol Mountaintop
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

The property is clean and welcoming and has fantastic views

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our visit and the outside space and pool was great for a large group of people. The beds may feel a little uncomfortable after several nights I fear and I wish there had been more adequate air conditioning available as it was very hot! Regardless the views are fantastic and we felt at home. Mijas is a great village which we visit on a regular basis and although the villa is a 20 min walk away (some of it very steep!) we did mange it. A taxi however was only 7 euro if needed. The property and location was just as expected and clean. The owner was very helpful and we had a note of the housekeepers details although we didn't need her. I would recommend the property but would probably be clear that the air con could be better and that the beds although clean have seen better days. The fountains to the front and rear could be working perhaps or removed as the poolside one especially was a bit grubby and our four year old did fall over it and hurt his foot. Make sure you try a donkey ride or the horses which are well looked after. Unfortunately during this visit quite extensive roadworks were ongoing but will only improve the overall look of the town when finally finished.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Magical!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home and town. Mijas was just adorable and quaint. The perfect getaway for peace and relaxation. This home was exactly what the description said and more! I would recommend anyone who needs to just recharge to go here and stay at this beautiful home. I hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Columnas was like our own private luxury resort!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six family members could not have been happier with our choice for our ten day stay on the Costa Del Sol. The landscaping with so many gardens and beautiful flowers, huge pineapple palms, and tropical vegetation was amazing and we found ourselves unable to stop taking photos of the panoramic view of the Mediterranean coast. The pool was sparklingly clean. There were so many outside seating areas we found ourselves having trouble deciding where to enjoy the view with our wine! The interior was spacious with lovely wall hangings, antiques and comfortable furniture for hanging out. Each couple enjoyed private bathrooms and those in the master bedrooms awoke to the giant palms outside their window. Mijas was a delight with a great selection of restaurants, shops and friendly people. The owner responded very quickly to the couple of questions we had. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow. Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Los Columnas for a week during the Easter holidays. 5 adults and 2 kids (4 and 7).

The house was just fantastic. Stunning view, large clean rooms, well equipped kitchen, big clean pool. I could go on. The pictures doesn't lie, or actually they do, it´s even better than the pictures. Everything was absolutely perfect.

The house is situated in a quiet area just a 15 min walk to Mijas town centre, with all the restaurants, cafés and shops.

The contact to the owner was very good and helpful, both before and during the stay.

We will definitely come back, and we can absolutely recommend Los Columnas.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Unforgettable and a MUST return trip!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in paradise at this house! The pictures don't even begin to do it justice! We arrived fresh off of a long week of traveling and immediately felt right at home. The house comfortably slept 10 adults and with multiple families, no one ever felt like they were on top of each other. The entire property is immaculately kept and the gardens are enough to take your breath away, however, if that isn't enough, just glace over the pool to a amazing view all the way down to the beach and to Morocco on clear days!

With multiple living areas and a great dining room, you could spend all your time enjoy the interior of the house but with a veranda and pool area big enough for another house, you won't need to! The house had a fully equipped patio table, big enough for all 10 of us to enjoy meals and company long into the late daylight. For the golfers in the group, the nearby courses will provide challenging and enjoyable golf. If you are not in the golfing group, you will be pleased relaxing by the pool or taking short day trips to the amazing beaches and attractions all around.

The house provides entertainment for all groups and ages and would be an amazing spot for a family reunion, girls or guys weekend, or just a relaxing time for a couple of friends. The airport is only a 30 minute drive away and easily provides access to all over Europe if you should continue your travels. We were all very disappointed when they time came to come and I truly hope to spend another week

(or more!) there in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kherson, Ukraine

This is as Good as it Gets

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything and is in a location that will just take your breath away. The view from the balconies, patios and the pool are incredible. The Costa del Sol, the beautiful Mediterranean and on a clear day, Africa. This is a big, comfortable house with four bedrooms and baths and a nice kitchen. There is an outdoor grill and a washing machine. It is great for a good sized family or a group of couples or a girl's or guys get away. There is a big living room and dining room, but you will spend all of your time on the patio relaxing or eating. There is a large dining table on the patio, comfy seating area and lots of lounge chairs by the pool.

So look no further. You might be happy just to stay at the house. If not, the beautiful white village of Mijas is minutes away, the beach is a short drive, there are dozens of golf courses, and many great day trips. Gibralter and La Alhambre in Grenada are easy day trips that are well worth it. We did not have young kids with us but there were lots of ads for waterparks, zoos, etc. Bonus that the Spanish resdients that you meet are lovely: friendly, helpful, welcoming and willling to go out of their way to make your vacation perfect. Lots of English spoken.

Book this house and have a vacation that will leave you rested, relaxed and with a life time of memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"The quaint village of Mijas has everything you need for a wonderful Mediterranean experience..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Malaga Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: not necessary

Mijas is a quaint 'white village' set in the mountains above the sea. Mijas is home to many fabulous little bars and restaurants-our favorite cozy little place is El Canuelo while El Olivar has beautiful sea views. Scenic drives abound to many important historical sites such as Ronda, Granada, Seville. Neolithic caves are located not too far away.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Mijas, Mijas area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Early 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Fall 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mijas in West Costa del Sol

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bathrooms are full with showers and tubs with the exception of the downstair bathroom that just has a shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2) all new mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (5) child beds are available in every bedroom closet. One twin bedded room can be made into a Queen bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
13 ancient Roman Columns are a structual feature surrounding grand villa. Every room has balconies, terraces, large pool and sweeping gardens overlooking the sea to the front, the mountains to the back and protected state forest to the left. Very private property with extensive gardens surrounding the residence.

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