Detached villa for sale in Mijas Costa, Mijas
- Built232 m2
- Plot1630 m2
The property is a substantial, well-built and maintained villa with special charisma and is set in a unique location with unparalleled views, security and privacy in an established and well-organised community near the racecourse and surrounded by golf courses. Fuengirola town and beach is about 5 minutes away by car.
Málaga International Airport is just 20 minutes away and now serves many long haul international destinations with direct flights.
The plot is in excess of 1500 meters plus open access to an adjoining protected green belt nature reserve with fruit orchards and olive groves and overlooking a large, picturesque and secluded man-made lake.
Private, electric gated driveway with secure parking for around 10 cars.
Lower ground floor:
Garage for 4 large cars, which doubles as a fully equipped disco with high quality sound system, lighting and AC. There is a connecting, large, self contained one bedroom apartment which also has an external entrance, and can double as a bar and lounge area for social events.
The garage also has an internal staircase, which leads to the main house above, which is at ground level.
3 double bedrooms with 1 en-suite and 2nd guest bathroom, another room is set up as a study but is well suited as a 4th bedroom is required. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
Huge open plan lounge and dining areas and a semi open plan kitchen, with magnificent views from every window. There is a large conservatory leading off of the lounge. The house has gas oil central heating throughout which also heats the pool and the garden whirlpool. AC is generated by independent units.
All walls are internally trunked for Hi-Fi, communication and security cameras. Slow burning log fire with convector heat distribution to lounge and master bedroom above.
A huge master bedroom which has a marble en-suite bathroom and whirlpool bath, there is also a large walk-in wardrobe. The views from every window are outstanding and every window has electric roller shutters. Separate room with large sauna and separate steam power shower cubicle. The small window in the sauna overlooks the 3-tier waterfall in the garden.
The gardens are mature with different palms, lavender, jasmine, lady of the night (dama de noche) and many other seasonal flora. All hedges are sculpted with main feature of a large heart shaped hedge in front of the villa. There is a kidney shaped heated pool with separate whirlpool in the rear garden, with dining terraces. There are two fully stocked (mainly koi carp) fish ponds with the largest having a three tier waterfall which is situated in front of the house. The grounds all have both discreet and alternative flood lighting as required. The main terrace is huge (18mts x 8mts) and is ideal for entertaining. The gardens have almost complete privacy and because of the elevation and location, it is virtually impossible for any future development to invade or spoil the views. There are hidden, high quality rock sound speakers around all of the gardens for the pleasure of music lovers. There is a secluded shill-out area with a hammock where one can relax and just watch the sunset with beautiful, unspoilt views.
Automatic garden sprinkler system.
Underground water reserve tank with de-cal purification system.
Connection to backup private water well.
Use of large community pool and 2 tennis courts as required.
Broadband internet connection.
Dimmer lighting throughout.
Ceiling fans in every room.
2 storage rooms.
No traffic noise.
"Miramar" shopping mall, British supermarket and international cine-centre just 5 minutes away.
The urbanisation has 24 hour camera protection, and mobile on-site security guards. The villa is fully covered by an internet connected security system with cameras that cover the whole property both internally and externally. With the correct password you can view the property live on the internet from anywhere in the world. Recordings are automatically saved for approx three months. There is also a highly sophisticated alarm system with bedside remote panic buttons which give armed police response when activated.
Viewings highly recommended!
- Area Info: Mijas Pueblo
Official figures show that 12 million tourists currently visit the Costa del Sol every year. Clearly, each area on the Coast is keen to play host to as many of these visitors as possible – but some are better equipped than others. One of them is Mijas Pueblo, which has a highly tangible tourist presence all year round.
Mijas laidback beauty, sublime climate and magnificent views create an atmosphere that is best accompanied by a glass of chilled wine
At first glance, this might paint Mijas as a caricature of the classic whitewashed pueblo, but the town has much more to offer than a picture-postcard setting, breathtaking vistas and shops selling tourist trinkets and ornaments.
In an architectural and cultural sense, Mijas strikes just the right balance between tourist destination and residential functionality. Located just inland from Fuengirola, the town is highly accessible and amazingly picturesque, proving particularly popular with older tourists and homebuyers.
It is not hard to understand why: the town’s laidback beauty, sublime climate and magnificent views create an atmosphere that is best accompanied by a glass of chilled wine, a dusky horizon and the relaxing orchestral sounds of local wildlife, calling time on another day in paradise.
During the winding climb to Mijas from Fuengirola, you experience many changes in just six kilometres. Most noticeably, the hustle and bustle of the coast fades to a distant hum, while the roadside gives way to rockier outcrops as you ascend the side of one of the Costa del Sol's numerous peaks.
Entering Mijas, the blinding whiteness of the alabaster-pale buildings is a striking sight, especially when the searing sun is at its highest. Cafés, bars, restaurants and gift shops compete for your attention, yet it is the authentic beauty of the religious shrine, perched on its own rocky pedestal, that first draws the eye.
Gorgeous views of the coastline can be enjoyed from pretty much every vantage point in town, with the other-worldly silence of the mountainside providing an effective sound barrier.
Mijas's location makes it a favoured weekend retreat for many locals from the coast, while the short drive to the airport means it is an appealing destination for expats seeking a peaceful and convenient area to purchase their dream home in the sun.
Day-Time Pursuits and Evening Pleasures
The cultural wealth of Mijas is evident from the moment you first set foot outside and into the ephemeral sunlight. Ignoring the views – which is difficult – Mijas's beauty lies in its quaintness. Its compact size and hilly location posed challenges for architects many centuries ago, but the result is spectacular.
Tiny square houses cling to the landscape like fluff on a sweater, creating a backdrop of scattered, whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs that looks great on a postcard.
Around the central square there are cafés with excellent “menú del día” offerings that, while ostensibly aimed at tourists, are great value and attract locals, expats and visitors alike. The old bullring is one of the most captivating in Andalucía, while equally diverting is the Mijas Wine Museum, with its daily tastings and the chance to learn all about Mijas's small but growing wine industry.
Enriching Cultural Experiences
Once suitably imbibed, a trip to the Casa Museo is an enriching experience, where you can discover the town's Roman roots, agricultural past and recent boom as one of southern Europe’s iconic tourist destinations. The town’s commercial centre has boutiques, jewellery stores and restaurants, in addition to banks, grocery stores and pharmacies.
Handily for expats, the town hall has its own “Foreigners Department”, where non-Spanish speakers can request assistance and advice in their own languages. Once the paperwork has been filled in, the children packed off to school, the local doctor met and the food shopping completed, Mijas's stunning gardens will beckon you, serenaded by birdsong while enjoying the welcome sunshine and pervading sense of peace.
For evening pleasures, Mijas hosts a diverse array of festivals and events during the year, showcasing music, drama, art, handicrafts and gastronomy.
The sparkling runway of lights that forms the backbone of the Costa del Sol twinkles spectacularly below, enticing walkers out on to Mijas's pristine streets for a night-time stroll; while the inviting cosiness of the many bars and cafés dotting the town proves irresistible, transforming its daytime tranquillity into a more social ambience in the evening.
The absence of nightclubs is explained by the town's proximity to Fuengirola, ensuring the weekend diaspora of younger folk leave Mijas free to be enjoyed by those seeking a more sedate and leisurely evening – where the wine flows as freely as the contented smiles.