• 4 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8 Sleeps 8
  • Pool Pool
  • Breakfast Service Breakfast Service
  • Optional Chef Optional Chef
  • Dedicated Concierge Dedicated Concierge
  • Mountain Location Mountain Location
  • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly

Languishing in the foreground of Malaga's highest-mountain range and encircled by vine-carpeted valleys and the deep blue lake, 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 8


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" style BBQ 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 lake 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.
  • *Fees Apply, please ask for further details

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 eight-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 x 200cm), 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 x 200cm) 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 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 x 200cm), wardrobe, blue rattan rug and window with countryside views. En-suite bathroom with shower and free-standing sink.

 

 

Daily Housekeeping Included

This villa operates as a personal boutique hotel. Your rental includes a daily visit from the housekeeper to include lay-out and clearing away after breakfast, plus a linen and towel change twice a week. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover things like after-meal clearing up, nightly turn-down, or personal laundry.

Breakfast Included

Your breakfast is included in the price of the rental and will be prepared and laid out each morning, with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away. Breakfast will be continental-style, based on local seasonal produce, with new items introduced by your housekeeper through the week.

CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING

If you prefer not to cook, please ask our Concierge team for details of our private chefs. Our professional villa chefs can showcase the best local ingredients or cook favourite international dishes for you and your guests.

For a taste of authentic Spanish cuisine, ask about our gourmet tapas menus, wine tasting, or book a private food tour with our expert guides.

VILLA PROVISIONING

All of our villas have a convenient stock-cupboard, with a starter supply of the essential household items you might need for a comfortable stay.

VILLA ESSENTIALS SERVICE

A pre-arrival shopping service is available to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Our Guest Experience Team will assist with making your order before you travel.

LOCAL EXPERTISE ON HAND

All stays with The Luxury Villa Collection include a personal meet and greet with an English-speaking Villa Manager for peace of mind, and they are then available during your stay to assist you with any villa queries.

In addition, from the moment you book, our Guest Experience Team will help with all your travel arrangements to ensure a smooth stay. Our Spain-based local experts have a well-honed ‘Little Black Book’ of hand-picked experiences at their disposal, ready to help you create lasting memories.

COMPLIMENTARY ITINERARY PLANNING

Every booking includes around 3 hours of itinerary planning before you travel (more complex itineraries can be organised for a fee to cover extended hours).  As a guide, 3 hours is usually enough to help with your airport transfers and car hire, a chef service for a special meal, and to help you plan and book one day out.

CONCIERGE-STYLE SUPPORT IN SPAIN

Once you arrive at Casa Miravista, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand via email, SMS or WhatsApp with further ideas and recommendations. If you think you might need a more personalised service, we can arrange for you to have a Personal Concierge* for the duration of your stay.

At Casa Miravista there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies, etc.

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.

GETTING AROUND

Due to the location of Casa Miravista a hire car is essential, our Guest Experience Team would be happy to organise hire cars and transfers when booked in advance.

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 a lake, 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

This villa operates as a fully serviced private hotel with everything arranged for you.

  • Dedicated Concierge available before and during your stay
  • Optional welcome meal on arrival with wine tasting*
  • Daily breakfast service
  • Food shopping service available
  • Daily light housekeeping and bed turn down
  • Complementary luxury bath products
  • iPad for guest use
  • Combine your rental with sister properties Cortijo El Mirador, El Mirador Lodge and Casa Miralago for larger groups (up to 30 guests).

The Hotel Collection

Cortijo el Mirador Malaga Villas with Private Chef

Enjoy the local area

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 – La Axarquia. An easy drive from the coast this part of Malaga province, is a picturesque region of rolling hills lined with vineyards, a stunning bright blue reservoir, low key coastline and charming white villages.

With a tropical climate perfect for producing Moscatel wines, this 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. You can easily explore neighbouring towns of Velez-Malaga, known as the capital of this region, with its restored castle, then on to Colmenar and Comares; Torrox, to reach Competa; and Nerja, for Frigiliana, one of the prettiest of the Spanish ‘Pueblos Blancos.’

For more of a city vibe, a easy day trip is Malaga and explore the stylish old town, bustling tapas bars and many museums and galleries, before sipping cocktails in one of the cities roof-top hangouts overlooking the magnificent ancient Alcazaba Palace.

A stay at Casa Miravista is also gourmet heaven, with a local climate rich for Andalucian produce from tropical fruit and avocados, to olive oil and wine. The Axarquia offers a wide choice of local restaurants to keep the most avid foodies thoroughly satisfied! Check out some of our foodie suggestions in Spain in Style.

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: Small local shops are located in the nearby villages of Alcaucín (3.7km) and Canillas de Aceituno (7.3km) but hosts will arrange pre-arrival shopping. Large supermarkets are 24km away in Velez-Malaga.
  • Restaurants: La Sociedad and El Bodegon De Juan Maria in Canillas de Aceituno (7.3km) are recommended by the villa owners (and us) and are famous for their traditional Spanish cooking.
  • Golf: Baviera Golf (37 minute drive) Añoreta Golf (Benajarafe, 40 minute drive)

Outdoor Activities:

Fans of outdoor pursuits will be spoilt for choice during their stay. The property is located on the doorstep of some of the best hiking trails in Malaga such as El Saltillo joining the villages of Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella. And for the more adventurous a seven-hour hike which will take you to the summit of the province’s highest mountain range – La Maroma at 2069m.

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

Heading down to the coast we recommend the coastline of Nerja/Maro, hire a boat, kayak or paddle board and go exploring. Waterfalls, coves, abundant sea life and private beaches await you at this spectacular stretch of coast.

 

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