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Gated Secure Villa, Private Pool, Jacuzzi, Med Sea Views, Air-Con & Free WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain - Cul de Sac Quiet Location, 3 Mins Drive to Beach, Supermarket/Restaurants/Bars, 5 Mins Walk

Holder of the prestigious Trip Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. Breathtaking sea views. Your jaw will drop! See Gibraltar and the African Coast on a clear day. We even include a powerful astronomical telescope! And to make the best of those sea views a pair of zoom binoculars. This is a 246 sq m villa. The grand salon has a triple aspect window to enjoy that view. Secondary living area with 42" plasma/DVD player. Classic flooring, superb furnishings - all interior designed by renowned designer, Paco Pena. Was a second home and it shows! Well equipped modern kitchen with all appliances. Magnificent terrace with private pool and jacuzzi and a second outside kitchen - perfect for outdoor dining/entertaining. There is a 'vertical' garden with fruit trees etc. Situated 3 mins drive from Miraflores golf - where you can enjoy their restaurant/entertainment evenings. Just 3 mins away by car is a beautiful sandy beach for long walks. 15 mins walk. Just 5 mins walk away is a supermarket, three restaurants, bar and international paper shop. Easy to park. 10 mins drive to numerous golf courses. Full TV Terrrestial/Freeview/SKY via the new IPTV. Don't worry about guide books - we have a selection for you to use - Lonely Planet etc - free of charge!

Nigel Scandrett
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Nigel Scandrett

The Scandrett family consist of Nigel and Jackie with children John (25) and Stuart (19). We have visited the Algarve and Spain on numerous occasions for family and golf holidays. The climate is the key. Much warmer than the South of France and guaranteed sunshine most of the year. We have a high standard of living in the UK and were looking for something with a 'wow' factor that ticked most of the boxes similar to what we enjoy in the UK, albeit smaller. In 'Casa Poco Loco' (Spain - Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014) and 'Casa Sirrah' (Algarve) we found it. Locations so close to the beach and the nearby proximity of golf, supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars were key factors. Not typical rental properties. Everything designed to the highest standard - yours to enjoy!

Nigel Scandrett purchased this villa in 2012

Why Nigel Scandrett chose Sitio de Calahonda

A well equipped and furnished large villa with private pool and jacuzzi with great views over the Med. The proximity of the beach, restaurants, bars and local shops meaning that you don't have to drive everywhere, although it might help. Please note that we do not allow pets or animals at this villa.

What makes this villa unique

It has everything!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic villa with breathtaking views. Will recommend to family and friends' - Dunipace family - September.

'Our best family holiday to date. Wonderful villa with fantastic views. We will really miss the place and don't want to go home' - Bassett family - August.

'Lovely relaxing time, stunning views, friendly locals. Don't want to go back home!' - Fouracre family - August.

'We had a great time. Fabulous villa, loved the space' - Canadian family - May.

'What a fantastic villa you and how much we enjoyed our week there' - The Price family : July

'I stayed at your beautiful home from 5th - 11th July and it was SPECTACULAR! Both of the ladies I dealt with were super helpful and I think it had to be the most amazing property that I have ever stayed at. We had so much fun and the view was breathtaking. Thank you.' - Danielle Sanger & family.

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay..beautiful villa..stunning views in a great location to explore the surrounding areas.' - The Paton family.
Mar 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sitio de Calahonda in Mijas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Total number of occupants should be six but will accept babies up to one year old in addition. High chairs/cots/bedding for rental at approx. E30 each
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • All bedrooms either adjacent or en-suite with bath/wet room shower facilities. Very modern. Shower room/WC on ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One. Double Bed. En suite facilities. Doors to terrace. Bedroom Two. Double or Twin Beds. Shared Bathroom. Bedroom Three. Twin Beds. Shared Bathroom. Doors to terrace. Air-con/heating throughout. Underfloor heating in main living area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a very secure gated property with a video entry phone. There is a car port for two cars within the grounds. To get to the front door there are a few wide steps with a handrail. Internally there are also a few steps down to the lower level and externally a few steps to reach the terrace on the same level. We looked at nearly 20 properties. This one had the 'wow' factor. The owners showed impeccable taste in refurbishing the interior just a few years ago. It is very well situated for tennis or golf with the Miraflores GC a few mins away as well as their driving range which is separately run. All double glazed for a peaceful holiday. Has proved to be very popular with families, groups and golfers so do book early. Outside: The villa has two terraces. The main one - see picture with balustrade is very large and contains the private pool and jacuzzi. Due to their love of entertaining the previous owners took the unusual step of creating an outdoor kitchen with oven , dishwasher and fridge. This year we have added a very good gas barbecue. Please top up the gas bottles during your stay. The idea is that there should be some left from the previous clients but if it runs out you may need to buy another bottle from the gas station. There are recliners on which to sun bathe, a table and chairs, seating 8, for guests to enjoy al fresco dining. This a south west facing villa so it gets the sun most of the day and although the pool is not heated it will get very warm come the summer! Another odd feature that we liked was what we call the 'vertical' garden. This is below the second level terrace and is quite extensive but follows the natural fall of the land. During 2013 you can even pick your own bananas! See pic Utility Room: External wash/dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We give it to you spotless and clean/replace towels and linen at the end of each week. Any problems during your stay just call our managing agents. Some-one will be quickly round. In the hall you will find a booklet on the internal working of the house. Other: Pictures best show the whole property. The split level lounge has effectively a separate living area. Large comfortable sofas in both areas. Secondary living room very useful for the children with DVD/Plasma. PS2 and games supplied! And a great telescope!


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.769231 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous spacious villa close to restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Had a great family week at Nigel's villa. As it's situated in the Miraflores Golf residential Urbinzation, there are all the essential support facilities within a 5 min walk. Multiple restaurants to choose from and supermarkets. The kids enjoyed the food at all the restaurants (not too pretentious). Our personal favourite was the Argentine Rocco Grill (only 500m away). It was wonderfully warm and to be honest, we spent most of our time relaxing in the villa, lounging by the pool and hot tub. We went to the beach only once and the kids just wanted to go back and play at the villa, with all it's luxuries easily to hand !

We had all these plans like walking along the new wooden promenades to La Cala and Cabopino Marina and guess what.....we just chilled out at the house !

Maybe if we had gone for 2 weeks we would have done more exploring.

There were 2 living rooms ! A 'warm' one where the kids loved playing iPad and relaxing like cats in the sun and a 'cool' air-conditioned one where we could recover from a few hours on the terracotta terraces. The kids loved turning the outside lights on after getting back from an evening at a restaurant, and be able to swim in the dark. The pool water was still warm and there was also the bath warm water of the hot tub to relax everyone before bed. The bedrooms were very comfortable, all air conditioned and easy access to loos.

Overall a wonderfully relaxing week - oh and did i mention the views ?!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic that Al's family enjoyed our villa so much. Very self contained and well equipped but always nice to get such a positive second opinion.
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Terrific property with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The property was beyond our expectations and is a great base for exploring the Costa del Sol. The photos do not do justice to the size and quality of the property. We hardly used the upstairs area where the living room, dining room and kitchen are located as the weather so was great and the outdoor kitchen on the terrace was perfect for all our needs. Nigel is a great host and was able to deal with everything very efficiently.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that Steve's group had such a good time and then took the trouble to write this very positive review.
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highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful week in this spacious well located property. Loved it so much we are going back next year. Didn’t win at table tennis due to overly competitive husband! Might leave him at home next time. So many fabulous restaurants to choose from and a walk to Cala along the boardwalk. Roll on next year!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that Tracy and her family had such a great time at our villa. Typical reaction to a week of sun, pool, relaxation and the Jacuzzi but not everyone bothers to put it in writing. Many thanks, Tracy. See you next year!
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Very well equipped villa with fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

We had a really enjoyable 9 night stay at Casa Poco Loco. The villa is clean, very spacious and well equipped. The outdoor space really made our holiday, the pool and jacuzzi were cleaned regularly and the outdoor kitchen was a real bonus (no trekking back in to the villa when you wanted a drink or ice cream). The villa has stunning views down to the sea which can be taken advantage of from numerous points both inside and out. We wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa with a view

  • 5 of 5

Perched near the top of the hill that overlooks the Riviera del Sol, Casa Poco Loco is without doubt a villa with a view. Facing South West towards the African coast and Gibraltar the views are superb, the sunsets spectacular. Feeling stressed? Just sit on the balustraded terrace at sunset while sipping a cold white wine or gin and tonic, and contemplate the African continent and ships gliding slowly by as the sun goes down.The villa is a two story spacious holiday home. The ground floor consists of 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large outdoor terrace, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and an outdoor kitchen fitted with sinks, fridge, and a large gas barbecue for cooking. The upper floor consists of a small kitchen, a dining table, and a TV room in one large open plan space. The upper terrace, running the length of this room, makes a great place for breakfast outdoors. A second large tastefully decorated living room includes another dining space. A third bathroom is located near the front door. Both of the living spaces feature large sliding glass door windows, opening up the rooms to the light and the views. Most of the rooms have air-conditioning. Due to steps into the property, and within the property, this home is not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone with mobility problems. We were a party of four, and spent a month in the villa. We rented a car for the duration making life easier, but there are plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants within walking distance. It’s still far enough from the commercial centers to be quiet and peaceful. Parking outside the house is not a problem. For those who like walking there’s an excellent sea side boardwalk that meanders along the coast. If you get hungry or thirsty on your walk there are plenty of chiringuitos ( beach bars ) along the way. What better incentive for a bit of exercise than the prospect of a cold drink and a plate of tapas. There’s also a golf course in the vicinity, and table tennis in the house itself. The villa’s ample size creates a sense of uncluttered relaxation, and although we didn’t have children with us I’m sure they would love it there. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, were sorry to leave, and would definitely go back again. Thank you Nigel for sharing your lovely holiday home with the public, and thank you Ellie for a smooth experience and good tips. Nothing to complain about, much to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that another of our International guest groups had such a positive time at the villa. An early booking is recommended!
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Amazing views - spacious and quiet - brilliant!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in February, we were treated to spectacular sea views and amazing sunsets over the med.

The villa is very spacious and well presented, everything you need is provided, and plenty of space to relax. Pool area is nice and private and with the outside kitchen it would be the place you spend most of your time in the summer.

Shops and restaurants nearby, also close to the beach and boardwalk. Found a market near Lidl a couple of miles away on Wednesday which was great for bargains, no doubt everywhere is busier in peak summer.

Meet and greet with Elly was easy, and the journey from Malaga was only 30 minutes.

Nigel was very helpful with the booking, and was always prompt with his response.

All in all a fantastic place and great for a big family. be aware there are stairs so may not suit less mobile people but other than that can't fault it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Max's Beach
Car: recommended


3 mins drive, 15 mins walk. Good sandy beach with two restaurants & bars. Interesting rocks and ability to go for long walks round headland.


25 mins from Malaga airport. 10 miles from Marbella centre. 20 mins drive to pretty Mijas village. Personally I would always hire a car and our welcoming pack/notes provide our recommendations for best value.


As above

Further Details:

We recently discovered within a 5 min walk a small complex of a supermarket, a Pasta/Pizzeria, a traditional Spanish restaurant and a Steakhouse/Grill, bar, hair salon, international paper shop. David Beckham and family have frequented one of them so that may either encourage or disencourage you! A further more extensive range of supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars are just at the bottom of the main road, 3 mins drive or 15 mins walk. But remember to get those views we are on a hill so you have to walk back! Take the car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sitio de Calahonda, West Costa del Sol

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
5 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Good for Golf!
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Warmer
29 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Escape the Snow!
7 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half Term
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Break
6 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
16 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Depending on how far in advance of the booking dates you book we normally ask for a 50% deposit (non-refundable) and the balance 6 weeks prior to the date. We send you out a booking pack which includes notes on the property and contact details of local services. We will not let to parties under 21 years of age and for 2018 we will be asking for a nominal returnable £250 deposit against damage, excessive cleaning bills etc. which is to be paid with your balance. You are met personally and seen out by our Managing Agents.

Changeover Day:
Would prefer Saturdays but out of the high season we will always try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
For longer lets contact us for a deal. But please nothing more than 28 days. Through our first 5 years the bookings interest has been phenomenal. As the Marks & Spencer ad would say 'this is no ordinary villa', it is very high class accommodation in a great location.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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