Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Walk to Beach & 10 minutes walk to La Cala
- english, spanish
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
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great villa with everything thought of. Rented Feb2020 and I wasn’t aware that nearby restaurants were closed for Feb vacation. Rented a car so we could get around. If the pool was heated it would have been great. Definitely highly recommend for family vacation. Will rent again
Our stay at La Cala De Mijas
This is our first villa holiday and we were not a disappointed, everything was perfect. Villa is very nice and in a perfect location, very quiet and the pool and garden area are lovely with a sea view.
The Villa is very well equipped the owners have thought of everything down to the smallest detail. Conor was also amazing and replied immediately on the only occasion we needed to contact him, all instructions were clear and explained prior to arrival so the whole process was seamless, we are very happy!
The Villa's guide is very comprehensive and explains anything you need to know, we tried a lot of the bars and restaurants that were recommended and they did not disappoint. Our favourites were El Oceana and Olivia's, Ole's was also extremely good and the owner is lovely and welcoming. El Oceana had to be our most memorable experience as it was my wife's 40th and everything was perfect, we were even lucky enough to see the dolphins while we were there.
We will definitely be returning and we would recommend this villa and location to anyone.
If you are thinking of booking this property do not hesitate absolutely lovely property spotlessly clean wonderful welcome package will definitely be staying here again!
Thank you :)
Fantastic villa for the 3 of us. All you could ever need, great range of items already there, so no need to buy more - this included a lovely welcome pack. Facilities for baby were superb, would stay again!
perfect location quite and peaceful, easy access to beach bars and shops
would go back 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.