Casa Palmera is a single level detached villa on the edge of La Cala in the exclusive Urbanization of El Chaparral. It has secure gated private gardens with partial sea views and a private pool. The rear garden, terraces and pool are all south facing and the villa gets the sun all day. La Cala's many restaurants, bars, chiringuitos, shops and the twice weekly market are only a 10 minute walk away. La Cala is a lovely fishing village that boasts lots of Spanish charm and has every facility. There are 2 large supermarkets and a number of banks and gift shops. La Cala beach is a blue flag beach, with lovely clean golden sand where you can hire sunbeds and parasols. The house is on a golf course and there are numerous other golf courses in the area to choose for the golf lover. The horserace track (Hippodromo) is 1/2 km from our villa and is a fantastic evening out.
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- Min. Stay1 - 4 nights
Villa in La Cala de Mijas, El Chaparral, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk to Beach & 10 minutes walk to La Cala
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About Conor O'Kane
My wife and I live and work full time in Ireland but visit La Cala at every possible opportunity. We are to keen golfers. We are members of El Chaparral Golf Club.
Conor O'Kane purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Conor O'Kane chose Mijas
We bought in El Chaparral because family members have owned villas there for nearly 40 years. We love the area because El Chaparral is so peaceful and relaxing yet a short walk or drive to all the attractions of the coast. We feel we are at the centre of things but still hidden away in a quiet oasis when we want to unwind.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is a 5 minute walk to the beach and only 10 minutes on foot to some of our favourite restaurants, chiringuitos and tapas bars in La Cala. As the villa is all on one level the desire to just walk from the living room and bedrooms out to the pool and cool off at any time of the day is hard to resist.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
My husband and I rented this villa with friends for a week in Marbella. The villa was excellently equipped, there was everything we needed, it was very clean and modern. There was a very good welcome pack which included Prosecco and beer. It was a bit far out from Puerto banus and Marbella old town and we spent a lot of euros in taxis, but that was the only niggle to this lovely villa. It was secure and completely private. We would thoroughly recommend this lovely villa.
The villa is excellent, it has everything you need, the kitchen is well equipped, all the rooms are spacious, so many areas to capture the sun and the pool is great
In a great location for exploring the Costa Del Sol, close enough to Cala de Mijas to walk to which has a really nice beach and plenty of restaurants
Excellent very special place to stay
Descriptions and pictures of this Villa are completely accurate. The hospitality that is provided is five star. We felt very lucky to stay here and enjoy all facilities of villa and surrounding areas. Just disappointed we can not book a return visit this summer.
Every amenity, beautiful pool, lovely view of the sea, convenient location.
This is a beautiful villa. Equipped with little extras like a Nespresso coffee machine and hair straighteners! Toiletries provided in the bathrooms also a nice touch. Everything was spotlessly clean. Very comfortable chairs and sun loungers on sunny deck surrounding beautiful pool. Very refreshing when it is so hot and sunny. Totally private terrace and gardens. Lovely beeeze during the day to keep the villa cool but air conditioning if it's too hot. Short walk to local shops and the town of La Cala where there's a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Our favourite was the golf clubhouse at El Chapparal which had stunning views of the sea, excellent service and delicious food. Very reasonably priced too. Would have happily eaten there every evening. They even remembered our daughter is a vegetarian and prepared something special for her. Only criticism I would have is that the mattress in the master bedroom was very hard but some people prefer a hard bed. Website also says towels for the pool and or beach are not provided but there were towels provided for this use. Overall, a lovely villa, good location and very helpful owners. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.
'IF CARLSBERG DID VILLA HOLIDAYS'
The villa is fanatstic,great pool,gardens, a surperbly well equipped interior decorated to the highest standard,beautifully and tastefully furnished.
We had a great holiday & have already booked for next year.
Many thanks to Conor & Fiona for letting us have the use of your beautiful villa
A fantastic villa perfectly designed for the holiday rental
We were first time users of Owners Direct following a disasterous holiday booking to Mijas via James Villas last year, however the pre holiday communication with both Conor and Fiona meant we need not have worried about any type of reaccurance.
On arrival we met Ben, who looks after the property on behalf of Conor and Fiona and he was extremely helpful and friendly - he ensured we knew that he was only a call away if we needed anything. Once in the villa we were greeted by a fantastic welcome pack, including a selection of food, water, milk etc and even a bottle of Cava and a bottle of Rioja. The villa was lovely and clean, modern and had everything you needed (everything from utensils to an air pump for lilos). Much of the outdoor furniture looked new and in great condition, this together with many spare cushions (still in polythene).
You could really tell that a lot of thought has gone into the property to ensure it is perfect for holiday rental, even the little touches such as the extensive welcome pack, toiletries in each of the bathrooms, hair straighteners and very life like artificial flowers around the villa to make it feel more homely.
The location is also near on perfect and something that was really important to us when considering our holiday villa due to discovering La Cala last year. A short walk from the beaches and fantastic restaurants in La Cala (El Oceanio, Little Geranium, Konfusion to name a few). There is also a great supermarket a short walk away (Mercadona) that we felt was a lot better than Carrefour.
We had a fantastic holiday and we will be sure to return in the future when we visit La Cala again.
The beach is 5 minutes walk away and runs all the way from El Faro restaurant in the east to the luxurious Oceano beach Hotel & restaurant in the west. For the fitter amongst you the soft sand makes a hearty hike for around many miles. The nearest beach bar is The Sheriff's Bar with sunbeds and parasols, great food and relaxing music. La Cala beach is award winning & has an abundance of chiringuitos and beach bars including our favourites of Arroyo and Papa O's.
Malaga airport is 25 minutes away. Fuengirola is a 10 minute drive whilst Marbella and Puerto Banus are no more than 15 minutes. Walk 5 minutes and hop on a bus to Marbella or cross the road to head in the opposite direction to Fuengirola. The high speed Renfe trains from Fuengirola will have you in cental Malaga in 30 minutes and Madrid in 2 hours 20 minutes. Car hire not necessary but easily available at Malaga airport and in La Cala. Taxi rank in La Cala centre 24 hours.
Granada, Ronda, Seville Gibralter and Cordoba all within 2 hours drive. Mijas, a typical pueblo blanco at the foot of the hills of the same name, possesses beautiful Andalusian houses. It's traditional status as a mountain village makes it well worth a visit and only 15 minutes away by car.
La Cala has a twice weekly open air market. There are multiple banks, coffee shops, internet cafes and great supermarkets. It has retained it's fishing village atmosphere combined with modern conveniences to suit all tastes.The Feria at the end of July is spectacular for all ages.
The Miramar shopping centre outside Fuengirola is a must, with free parking, family friendly facilities, english speaking cinema, great selection of shops of all varieties with bars & eateries.
La Canada near Marbella has in excess of 280 shops, is easy to find, just off the main road & even has an M&S.
For the uninitiated Puerto Banus marina is worth a visit & El Corte Ingles department store has shopping galore.
Marbella's golden mile and old town are 15 minutes away by car & it's Orange Tree Square has a wonderful selection of restaurants to wile away a sunny afternoon.
Selvo theme park , Sea Life acquarium, Bio Park, Benalmadena Cable Car & Marina and the Aqua park (to name but a few) are all within 10 minutes drive.
There is a fun boat trip from Fuengirola to Benalmadena marina which is worth a change of scene for the day.
Fuengirola's recently renovated 5 mile promenade is the longest in Spain & great for bikes, roller blades or just a stroll.
Details of where we think are the best places to visit, golf, eat & drink etc are in our welcome pack.
Booking Notes: All bookings must be accompanied by a non refundable deposit of 25%. The final balance is payable 8 weeks before departure. There is also a £250 damage and security deposit which is payable along with the balance 8 weeks before departure and subject to there not being any breakages/damage beyond normal wear and tear will be refunded within 7 days of vacating the property. Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheques in stirling or euros (rate to be agreed). Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible. Check in after 4pm, check out before 11 unless otherwise arranged. If there is no booking either side of your stay early arrivals & late departures may be possible. Notes on prices: Prices for the property are per week in UK pounds. Discounts are available for bookings over 2 weeks.