Villa for sale in Mijas Costa, Mijas
- Built140 m2
- Plot670 m2
COSTAL VILLA CLOSE TO MARBELLA
Villa on the western frontier of Sitio de Calahonda (“Calahonda Royal”), the western edge of the property is the boundary between the district of Mijas and the district of Marbella, directly situated at the “Cabopino Golf Marbella” golf course, panoramic view of the ocean, around 50m above sea level, lightly sloping site, 500m away from the coast.
Built in 1986-1987, fully renovated from 1999 to 2005.
The villa is situated on a plot that comprises a private land and a common land. The common land is located in a closed group with 2 other villas, the common area includes a palm tree garden, a fish pond and a common pool of 11 x 6 m. A private road links the house to the public road.
This property comprises three floors with two interior staircases, 1 exterior staircase, 4 terraces with a total of 75 m² (of which one has been designed as a wine arbor, another one is beside a small fish pond, and the other has an outside fireplace), plus a stand-alone garage.
The private palm tree garden includes various types of palm trees, hibiscus, oleander, roses, bougainvillea, schefflera, a guava tree, etc. The private garden has an automated watering and lighting system.
The villa has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms/WC, 1 small hall, 1 separate kitchen, 1 living room/dining room and an indoor fireplace, 1 further living room with a bar, kitchen and dining area, and a special area for private events (currently equipped as a private disco), a fitness room and an office room can also be used as additional 2 bedrooms if required, 1 workroom and laundry room.
All living and sleeping areas have marble floors, heating via electric radiators, fans in all rooms, SAT TV with SPAUN for 6 separate connections on all floors, cable and WLAN internet, an extensive alarm system, end-to-end lightning protection system from Germany, external paintwork with dirt-resistant lotus paint.
- Area Info: Mijas Pueblo Guide
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.
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.