• 4 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8
  • Optional Chef Optional Chef
  • Dedicated Concierge Dedicated Concierge

Languishing in the foreground of Malaga's highest-mountain range and encircled by vine-carpeted valleys and deep blue lakes, this 4-bedroom villa has been designed to wring every last drop of beauty from its spectacular surroundings.

With its curving, Gaudi-inspired white walls, local stonework, driftwood accents and stylish wooden walkways, Casa Miravista exudes serenity and laid-back chic. Life here is to be lived at a slow pace – whether it be lying on a hammock on the large shaded sun terrace or nestled under a blanket in front of the fire in the winter months.

Casa Miravista also forms part of the idyllic El Mirador estate which enjoys a boutique hotel service including a personal chef and 24-hour concierge, ensuring your holiday will be an unforgettable one.

At a glance

Stay in a stunning scenic location in rural Andalucia with peace and relaxation guaranteed


4 bedrooms with 3 en-suite bathrooms, comfortably sleeps eight


Located on the doorstep of some of the region's best hiking and biking trails, and only a 30 minute drive form the coast


Swim in a beautiful private pool surrounded by breathtaking views


Enjoy outdoor grill cooking with an al-fresco dining area and kitchen with top-of-the-range "egg" BBQ ideal and stone pizza oven


Shares a 10-acre estate with neighbouring properties, accommodating up to 30 guests in total


Gourmet stays available: Welcome tapas & wine, and first class personal chefs*


Welcome to Casa Miravista

High on a hillside above the lakes of La Viñuela sits Casa Miravista, accessible via a winding track cutting through scenic countryside.

Vines cling to the steep banks on either side of the road, and the view is dominated by the black-shadowed peaks of La Maroma mountain range, with a glimmering ribbon of sea visible on the blue horizon.

A neatly combed arc of gravel, dotted with large terracotta pots, marks the entrance to this single-floor villa, where double doors open up to reveal the wraparound garden and terraces.  Landscaped borders planted with succulents and olive trees avoid overcrowding the breathtaking views of the broad, sweeping valley, which falls away beneath the rocky perimeters of the garden. Breaking up the mountains in the background, a distinctive, u-shaped gap highlights the Zafaraya pass on the road to Granada.

The villa is on the doorstep of some of the best hiking trails in Malaga province – including a route which takes walkers to the summit of the province’s highest peak, Maroma. There’s also the chance to hit the trails on a guided bike ride with a professional mountain biker, all arranged by the resort concierge.

The bright, airy spaces of Casa Miravista’s interior are all about understated luxury – pale woods and cool, neutral colours, warm terracotta tiles and crisp cotton sheets and statement pieces of bespoke design

French windows opening onto the sun terrace lead into an open-plan kitchen diner with sandalwood cabinets a smooth granite worktops.  A large family table occupies one side of this sun-filled space, angled beneath a huge, plate glass window framing views of skies and mountains.

Separated from the kitchen by a log-burner built into a central pillar is the lounge – a neutral, soothing space with subtle lighting and stylish yet functional furniture, including cream sofas and statement coffee table of twisted driftwood and glass, the work of a local artist.

Bedrooms are large and bright and comfortable, with double beds and crisp sheets.  The fourth bedroom is located in a poolside annexe independent from the main house, which enjoys views of the gardens and swimming pool and the landscapes beyond.

How Casa Miravista works for you

Facilities

  • 130m2 of open-plan living, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
  • Private pool with lake and mountain views
  • Eco-friendly villa with mains water supplied direct from a mountain spring
  • Air conditioning and heating in every room, plus log burner in living room
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Expansive terrace with hammocks, sunken benches and sun-loungers
  • Outdoor kitchen with BBQ, stone pizza oven and family-sized dining area
  • Baby equipment available on request
  • Pet-friendly villa run by dog-loving owners*
  • Small events permitted, capacity for 40 guests for a seated meal / 75 guests for a standing cocktail
  • Full range of concierge services available on request, such as masseuses and gourmet-standard private chefs.

HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED

Your rental includes a mid-week clean and a weekly linen change. Additional hours, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

Your villa concierge and chef offer a range of local trips, excursions and visits to get the most out of your stay. Ideas include visiting the local vineyards and olive farm, hiking in the mountains, or a Spanish food experience with a visit to a local fresh food market with your chef.

Casa Miravista offers private bespoke tours to the cities of Andalucia for up to 8 passengers in air-conditioned Mercedes vehicles, and would highly recommend Granada and the Alhambra, or the Malaga Art and tapas tour.

Your Owner-Concierges will be happy to do your itinerary planning for a small fee based on their own personal expertise of the Axarquia region.

CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING

We are happy to welcome you with a light selection of typical produce of Andalucia, compliments of the house. A more complete villa pre-stocking service is also available* and it would be our pleasure to recommend a selection of Spanish wines for you to enjoy during your stay (food and wine cost settled locally). The house staff will then take care of your initial grocery shopping before you arrive so you can get straight on with the job of relaxing.

You can also opt to have a top chef on hand during your stay*.  If you would like to know more about our gourmet menu, tasting menu or wine-pairing with your meal then please ask us for rates.

GETTING AROUND

Due to the location of Casa Miravista a hire car is essential, we would be happy to organise this for your arrival into Malaga.

The cosy living room at Casa Miravista features traditional Andalucian tiled floors and exposed ceiling beams combined with clean lines and white walls.

Furniture is elegant and understated and adheres to a neutral palette – cream sofas draped with chunky throws, flanked by two armchairs facing a statement coffee table of driftwood and glass.

Subtle ornaments adorn the space – large lamps casting a soft glow, a beautiful cabinet lining one wall with a vivid painting depicting a herd of zebras hanging on canvas above it.

The room is flooded with light thanks to the large plate glass window, which displays arresting views of the surrounding mountains to be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa.

The kitchen at Casa Miravista embodies stylish, rustic-chic – featuring light, sandalwood cabinets, white granite work-tops, and gleaming appliances.

The kitchen contains a large, white ceramic sink and plenty of surface space to prepare and cook meals. Also on offer is an oven, a four ring electric hob, Nespresso coffee machine, juicer and kettle.

The villa owners also provide a welcome hamper containing essentials such as olive oil and salt and pepper and coffee, meaning nipping to the shops won’t be necessary upon arrival and guests can get straight down to the serious business of relaxing.

Meals can be eaten at the 8-seater table indoors, with views out over the mountains, or on the terrace outside with contains a communal dining space with a family-sized table, plus outdoor kitchen with BBQ and stone pizza oven.

Casa Miravista’s secluded rural positioning means that the only sounds heard from the garden are the rustle of the wind through the trees, the gurgle of birdsong and the low thrum of crickets and honey bees.

Despite Wifi being on offer throughout the property, the villa does not have a television – encouraging visitors to pick up a book instead or simply lie on a hammock on the terrace outside and contemplate the views.

The location of the villa also means keen hikers and bikers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a trail.

And for those with aching limbs at the end of a day hiking Maroma mountain, the owner.-concierge would be happy to arrange a poolside masseuses and private chef for your return.

Bedroom 1: Principal suite located in poolside annexe with views of garden and olive trees. A bright and airy room in neutral tones, containing double bed (160 cm x 200 cm), large free-standing wardrobe, AC/heating unit and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 2: Light-filled double room with mountain views, featuring bespoke wooden bedside tables and built-in wardrobes. Double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) with vibrant oil painting of flamenco dancer on wall above.  Heating and AC provided via radiator.   En-suite bathroom containing bath, rain shower and colourful Moroccan tiling.

Bedroom 3: Bright and airy room with turquoise and green accents, featuring a double bed that can be separated into twins ( 80 cm x 220cm) and handsome dark wooden wardrobe with green hand-blown glass vases on top.  French windows with views over the valley and vineyards. Private bathroom located next door with walk-in shower and Moroccan tiling.

Bedroom 4: Double room with blue accents featuring a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm), wardrobe, blue rattan rug and window with countryside views. En-suite bathroom with shower and free-standing sink.

 

 

Despite Wifi being on offer throughout the property, the villa does not have a television – encouraging visitors to pick up a book instead or simply lie on a hammock on the terrace outside and contemplate the views.

Collections featuring this villa

Casa Miravista is the ideal property for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Perched on a hillside and surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and lakes, the property is a blissful rural oasis set against a backdrop of vast skies and mountains.

With no television in the property, there’s nothing for it but to pick up a book, lie back in in lounger and immerse oneself in the sights and sounds of nature.

 

Casa Miravista rental mediterrranean sea views_

Comprising 4-bedrooms and built over a single story, Casa Miravista is a compact villa perfect for families and small groups of friends.

The open-plan, airy spaces of the villa’s interior create the impression of space, while the expansive terrace and gardens mean there is plenty of room for groups to spread out and enjoy a quiet moment.

Casa Miravista stunning mountain location

Enjoy the local area

Inland from the Costa del Sol and east of Malaga, the Axarquia is a picturesque region of rolling hills lined with vineyards, dotted with bright blue lakes and untouched white villages.

Other local amenities include:

  • Nearest Airport: Malaga Airport 59 minutes (69.7km), Granada airport 1h23 (78.5km)
  • Nearest Beach: Torre del Mar (27.2km), Nerja (47.8km)
  • Supermarkets: British supermarket located in the nearby village of Alcaucín (3.7km) but hosts will arrange pre-arrival shopping on request
  • Restaurants: La Sociedad in Alcaucín (3.7km) is recommended by the villa owners and is famous for its traditional spanish cooking.  Venta La Viñuela is located in the town of Viñuela (10.8km) and specialises in excellent oven-roasted meats –  be sure to try the duck!
  • Golf: Baviera Golf (37 minute drive) Añoreta Golf (Benajarafe, 40 minute drive)

Casa Miravista is located above Lake Viñuela, close to the white village of Canillas de Aceituno in one of Andalucia’s most unexplored yet accessible areas. An easy drive from the renowned beaches and coastal resorts of the eastern Costa del Sol, the surrounding area offers some breathtakingly spectacular landscapes, reached by stunning, snaking mountain roads.

Fans of outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice during their stay at Casa Miravista. The properties are located on the doorstep of some of the best hiking trails in Malaga. These include a 7-hour hike which will take you to the summit of the province’s highest mountain range – La Maroma – which can be seen from the property.

If you’d prefer to get your blood pumping on a bike ride, there are also some fabulous mountain biking tracks in the countryside surrounding the Cortijo – and the properties’ dedicated concierge team would be more than happy to arrange a guided tour of the best with a local expert.

A stay at Casa Miravista is a gourmet heaven: not only does the local micro-climate provide a wealth of fabulous produce – from tropical fruit and avocados, to olive oil and fine wine – but the Axarquia also offers a wide choice of excellent restaurants to keep the most avid foodies thoroughly satisfied.

The Axarquia region of Malaga province is bordered by the sea to the south, and two mountain ranges, the Sierra de Aljama to the north and east, and the Montes de Malaga to the west.

There are a handful of main entry points to the region from the coast. Firstly, from newly updated beach resort of Torre del Mar, from where you can easily explore the neighbouring towns of Velez-Malaga, the capital of this region, with its restored castle, and then on to Colmenar and Comares. Secondly, from Torrox, to reach Competa; and, finally, from Nerja, for Frigiliana, one of the prettiest of the area’s ‘pueblos blancos’.

With its sub-tropical climate this agricultural region is well-known for the quality of its avocados, mangoes and fine Moscatel wines – and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy these in many excellent local restaurants.

For more of a city vibe, head west to Malaga and explore the stylish old town with its vibrant art scene, bustling tapas bars and upmarket waterfront promenade, before dancing the night away in one of the city’s new roof-top hangouts overlooking the magnificent ancient Alcazaba.

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