Amazing views, central Mijas Pueblo location and all eight bedrooms ensuite
Nigel and Heather
- English, French, Spanish
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Casa Encantada was a perfect home for our 3 generation family of 14. Many hours were spent in and around the pool. The views are gorgeous! The kitchen is very well stocked. We hired a catering company (Your Personal Chef Spain) for one evening. They were fantastic! We also grilled a couple of evenings and tried out some good places in Mijas Pueblo for lunch and dinner. It is such a charming town! The villa is very convenient for day trips to Granada, Ronda, Gibraltar as well as beaches along the Costa del Sol.. The owners, Nigel and Heather, are very responsive to any questions and were a pleasure to work with.
Gem of Mijas
We were a group of 7 couples that travel together every two years to some place wonderful. Mijas and Casa Encantata is a stand out. The villa was even better than the pictures. The house is spacious, the views are spectacular and the pool area was perfect for our group dinners.
The villa is situated on a mountainsid but is easy to find. We were concerned about parking as many of us were renting cars. While the villa itself only has one parking spot, there's a lot only a few feet down the road that was perfect for parking. It 's also possible to park on the road but we chose not to as the road is quite narrow.
The walk into the town is uphill and rigorous but we enjoyed the challenge several times a day. We felt as though we were earning all the good food and wine we consumed. The streets are quaint and the people were friendly.
We tried just about all the restaurants that Nigel recommended and with great success. There's no lack of wonderful restaurants in Mijas.
We also ate in several nights as we have some great cooks in our group. The markets (2 in Mijas and 2 in Fuengirola) have everything we needed. The fish and produce are so fresh and delicious. A few of the men in our group did a half day fishing trip and we had a meal with their catch.
We used ViaTour for two terrific tours. First we went to Grananda and toured Al Hambra. Do not miss this! The tour guide was wonderful even after a mishap in communication regarding the start time.
The next tour was to Morocco. Because of the narrowness of the roadway, we met the bus only few yards from the house at the bus parking area. They took us to the ferry and off we went to north Africa. What a pleasant surprise awaited us. It was much more beautiful than we anticipated. The tour guide was also good and the people we encountered were very friendly. We had a terrific lunch before we headed back.
We took another day to go to Gibraltar. Don't miss the beauty of the views and the opportunity to challenge yourself by walking the one and a half hours down. A great day.
While many of us explored the region, some just enjoyed lounging at the pool and relaxing at the villa. Everything you need is there. Anytime we had a small issue, Nigel was at the ready with a solution.
We were lucky enough to have met Nigel and Heather as we arrived early and was able to drop our bags and the villa before check in. They are gracious and as nice as all our prior email communication had been leading up to the trip.
Wonderful holiday, lazing by the pool!
Great property in a great location. Couldn’t fault it!
Great house in an amazing setting.
Our company of 7 adults and 8 children stayed at the house for a week and the house is perfect for a social vacation with friends. The pool was big enough to accomodate everybody and the garden is beautiful. The village of Mijas is nice and pitoresque.
Stunning property in an even more stunning location. We've no hesitation in recommending this villa.
We chose this villa for our holiday with extended family based on photographs, reviews and very positive and helpful communication with the owners. We were not at all disappointed. We wanted to be married in a beautiful location on the Costa del Sol near to areas we were familiar with, but our budget meant moving a little further out than Marbella. Mijas was new to us and we found out just a little bit about it before booking. However, we had no idea what a gem of a place this is until we were there. What a stunning town with plenty to see and do all in walking distance from Casa Encantada; gorgeous shops; good food; easy access to other places and not far from Malaga airport. This is an authentic picture postcard white Spanish town with flower pots filled with colour everywhere. The kids had a great time in particular making chocolate at the wonderful chocolate factory. Our additional wedding guests stayed at the Mijas hotel literally right behind the villa gates so it couldn't have been more convenient. The villa was beautiful, very comfortable and classy. We had all we needed and more (the kids loved the huge voice activated televisions!) Heather and Nigel, the owners, were very helpful prior to our stay so that we had discussed everything we needed to, particularly in organising elements of our small wedding which was held on the villa lawn. The villa was a stunning backdrop to our photos. The views to the mountains or the ocean from the balcony are amazing. The villa is very clean and modern and with super comfortable sofas, beds, and sun loungers. Every room has it's own beautiful en suite. We were welcomed with a bottle of Cava in each fridge too! Every one of the 16 members of the family, of different ages, who stayed at Casa Encantada end of May 2018, was more than happy with the accommodation and location and would love to return. We hope that we will get the chance to return again, next time just to relax and make the most of the gorgeous pool and garden to relax in without having to set up for a wedding! Our week went far too quickly. We are suffering withdrawl symptoms now and are missing our magical Mijas temporary home! Thank you for the ease of everything and the memories we were able to create by being so happy there.
The villa was perfect for our large family group ranging in age from 1- 91yrs old. We thought it was extremely well appointed with everything we wanted provided.
The swimming pool was larger than we expected and provided a great focus during the day. We felt so relaxed that we cancelled some planned activities and stayed at the villa instead.
The villa is situated near the centre of Mijas so the shops, bars, restaurants and other activities were all in easy reach.
Overall we were very pleased with our choice and we think we would struggle to find anywhere else more suitable for a family holiday.