• 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6
  • Pool Pool
  • Dedicated Concierge Dedicated Concierge
  • Daily Housekeeping Daily Housekeeping
  • Outdoor Cinema Outdoor Cinema
  • Chef for 2 meals daily Chef for 2 meals daily

Put a contemporary bohemian twist on luxury detailing and old-world architecture, and the result is El Mirador Lodge; a bijou, open plan villa with 3 luxurious bedrooms and incredible views, where everything has been finished with tradition, style and comfort in mind.

At a glance

Located in a breathtaking location on a country lane in rural Andalusia


Listed at number 2 in The Telegraph’s choice of Europe’s 10 Best Luxury Villas


Just 5-10 minutes to picture-perfect white villages, and 40 minutes to The Med


Three ensuite bedrooms and four bathrooms, comfortably sleeps 6


Outdoor pool and terraces with far-reaching views to the coast


Open air summer cinema terrace with day-bed


Designer outdoor kitchen with tandoor, pizza oven and ample seating with magnificent views


Fully serviced, including daily maid and dedicated Concierge


Gourmet stays: Welcome tapas & wine, and first class personal chef for two meals daily


Shares a 10-acre estate with Cortijo el Mirador, accommodating 8 more guests


Welcome to El Mirador Lodge

The spirit of Andalusia, where a bohemian vibe meets five-star luxury

Combine traditional Andalusian charm with contemporary upgrades, custom interiors and bespoke luxury, and you have El Mirador Lodge.

If your heart cries out for Andalusia, for whitewashed walls and stone floors and beamed ceilings and sun-dappled gardens, then El Mirador Lodge responds with a heartfelt, ‘bienvenido!’ Convenient to Malaga, Spain’s newest arty hotspot, and just 20 minutes to the warm Mediterranean, the lodge is a celebration of culture, of architecture, of hospitality, of luxury.

You’ll feel it as you motor up to the lodge, which opens onto a spacious courtyard and endless views, panoramas that tumble down mountainside, rolling through olive groves and almond trees, lavender fields and wineries, before spilling into the Mediterranean.

Three mountain ranges surround the 100 square metre abode, where only the beautiful outdoors, home to mature gardens, a cool swimming pool, and multiple courtyards, could upstage the renovated, all-custom and decidedly contemporary interior.

El Mirador Lodge, set on 10 scenic acres, redefines your idea of bespoke luxury. It is our pleasure to offer the intimacy and seclusion of a private villa, paired with the fine offerings you’d expect from a five-star hotel: a private chef, daily housekeeping (including evening turndown service), inclusive meal service and 24-hour concierge service, among them. Add in a spectacular countryside setting (down a bumpy lane and miles from the nearest interruption), and you have the perfect combination of luxury, privacy and escapism.

Please note that el Mirador Lodge shares a 10-acre estate with its sister property, Cortijo El Mirador, which can accommodate an additional 8 guests. The two homes are close enough to combine for group use, but are each complete independent, private and separated by a valley of mature gardens.

Traditional Andalusia goes luxury bohemian chic

From your first glance inside El Mirador Lodge, it’s obvious that you’re in Andalusia. And it’s not just the welcoming strings of flamenco guitar, which serenade from the top-of-the-range sound system, but also the instantly recognizable cortijo architecture, with its whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings and cosy built-ins. And, of course, the quintessential Andalusian views that peek through veils of bougainvillea in bloom, framing vistas of lush mountains and the distant Mediterranean.

Stylish and bohemian, El Mirador Lodge offers 100 square metres of open living: three double bedrooms with luxury ensuite bathrooms, plus an additional guest bathroom. Light streams through the windows, throwing sun and shadow onto antique wood detailing, stone floors, an inviting fireplace and soft textiles. Look beyond the surface and modernity peeks through: a gourmet kitchen with sleek countertops and stainless appliances; marble bathrooms with contemporary fixtures; high-tech entertainment including a video game system; and art deco furniture and furnishings, like the elegant cocktail bar.

Three luxurious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, sleep up to six. The master bedroom, which functions as a picture-perfect bridal or anniversary suite, invites you to settle in a never leave: in addition to a plush bedroom and master bath with shower room and soaking tub, you’ll also enjoy a private lounge, terrace, and garden. If you can pull yourself away, spread out with friends and family in the cosy living space and breezy dining room with seating for 8.

For gourmands, the heart of El Mirador Lodge is the spacious kitchen. An American-style refrigerator and gourmet oven are part of the appeal, but the real draw is Andalusia and the lodge itself; a bouquet of local ingredients to flavour your meals. Accompany your private chef to pick herbs from the garden, or sample virgin olive oil from the estate, or taste wine from the Alujarras, or add a few drops of honey harvested from local bees. At El Mirador Lodge, you’re always in for a treat.

Outdoor pool and flower-filled courtyards, all with sea views

Lounge in a refreshing pool or cosy covered daybed, and drink in memorable vistas that end only where the Mediterranean meets the horizon.

High on a hilltop, higher even than its sister property of Cortijo el Mirador, sits El Mirador Lodge. From its enviable location, the lodge looks down onto panoramic views of rolling hills, lavender fields, olive and almond groves, vineyards in bloom and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The sights, sounds and aromas of these sweeping vistas and epicurean wonders are a fitting welcome to El Mirador Lodge, where gourmet meets luxury meets classic Andalusia.

Vibrant bougainvillea blooms are the crown jewel of the lodge’s mature gardens. The flowers’ purple hues provide the perfect contrast to a backdrop of whitewashed cortijo walls, green-speckled mountains, and the endless sapphire of the sky and sea.

The lodge’s impressive main courtyard serves as welcome sentry, providing you with your first taste of the luxuries within and around. A spacious outdoor kitchen makes way for a large double fireplace and pizza/bread oven, which cosies up to the outdoor dining terrace and barbecue. But of all there is to see, your eyes are drawn invariably to the swimming pool and its cool depths, which beckon you to take a warm but refreshing romp in the southern Spanish sun.

From the pool, head up or down to explore the lodge’s courtyards and terraces. A sure favourite is the lower courtyard, which functions as an outdoor living room with soft daybed and built-in sofas. Or, walk up from the pool and discover the outdoor lounge, with its spectacular views and next-door meditation garden.

Of course, your time at El Mirador Lodge is not restricted to the lodge itself. While away the hours exploring the 10-acre grounds, which the lodge shares with sister rental Cortijo el Mirador. Or, venture further afield; a walk down the country lane will do it, to discover Andalusia’s iconic lavender fields, aloes, agaves and herb gardens.

How El Mirador Lodge works for you

Facilities

  • 300m2 of interior space with 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms are doubles, and 2 can be made as twins or super-king size
  • A choice of 4 reception rooms with fireplaces and outdoor living spaces
  • Private pool with sea and mountain views
  • Outdoor kitchen with wood-burning grill
  • Chill-out terrace with fabulous views
  • Free Wifi internet, HD TV and Playstation 3 with games for entertainment
  • Country-style kitchen in two parts with Lacanche oven, gas range, microwave, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, water cooler and ice dispenser
  • Indoor kitchen-dining room seating 8, plus outdoor dining terrace with summer kitchen
  • Fully air-conditioned and underfloor heating
  • Hammam style master bathroom
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Fully staffed property with chef and concierge
  • Complete range of baby equipment available on request

HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED

This villa operates as a personal boutique hotel. There is a daily breakfast service and a maid will be on hand for 4 hours a day to do light cleaning and a weekly linen change. Additional hours, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.

Dedicated Concierge

When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of destination experts, who live locally and are all pre-approved, is at your disposal to help enhance your stay with us

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

EXPERIENCES

The 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.

El Mirador Estate 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.

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 free of charge at this property, 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 will have a top chef on hand during your stay. He will be along to prepare your breakfast and one other meal each day, with the cost of food settled locally. We can also offer a poolside waiter service on request, and 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

We do recommend hiring cars for your stay at this villa, but you will be met on arrival at the airport and escorted to the property.

The Cortijo is all on one level, with the main living room with large open fire occupying the east of the house with the guest bedrooms, while the drawing room, library, and choice of all-year-round terraces lay to the west. The four different living spaces mean that two families could share this villa quite happily, with plenty of room to retire after dinner.

The indoor kitchen is located in the original central part of the villa, with a cottage-style dining kitchen leading through to a modern cook’s kitchen where your private chef will work his magic. Both sections are fitted with top of the range appliances, and the roaring open fire is welcoming in winter. In summer you can dine outdoors on the shaded terrace with seating for 8.

There is a further outdoor summer kitchen and dining area by the poolside, which has a wood fired grill for summertime dining. For small weddings we can lay out celebration tables on the pool terrace.

This villa has several chill-out terraces and peaceful corners of the garden for relaxing in the sunshine or shade, all with magnificent views as far as Africa.

Master suite: Located in the centre of the Cortijo with 180 cm bed and hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard, leads through to a hammam style en-suite bathroom, and french doors out to the terrace with sea-views and exterior summer shower.

Bedroom 2: With 140 cm bed and hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard, local antique Spanish chest of drawers and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 3: With 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles, also with hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard and a built in dressing table and wardrobe

Bedroom 4: With 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 share an adjacent bathroom with large tub, bidet and shower, and further down the corridor is another WC.

Collections featuring this villa

The Hotel Collection

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

  • Dedicated Concierge to assist before and during your stay
  • Airport meet and greet, escort to the estate
  • Welcome meal on arrival with wine tasting
  • Daily chef service: breakfast plus one other meal per day, served, cleared and cleaned (Cost of food settled locally at cost price)
  • Food shopping
  • Maid service 4 hours, daily, bed turn down
  • Fresh cut flowers on arrival and replenished throughout your stay
  • Bath robes
  • Pool prepped and towels laid out each morning
  • Complementary luxury bath products
  • iPad for guest use

Combine your rental with sister property Cortijo el Mirador, and the lodge forms one-half of a walled property perfect for larger groups (up to 14 guests).

Rented together, the estate becomes a bespoke, boutique B&B hotel as featured in our Hotel Collection.

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The Character Collection

El Mirador Lodge is a proud member of our Character Collection, which brings together our most ‘Spanish style’ villas. Bougainvillea cascading over white-washed walls, olive trees and grape vines incorporated into the design of the villa and the spectacular mountainous setting all epitomise our Character Collection.

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Enjoy the local area

A sublime setting among eagles and olive groves

Inland from the Costa de Sol you will find rolling hills lined with vineyards, dotted with bright blue lakes and untouched white villages – Welcome to the Axarquia; Real Spain.

The Mirador estate is located above Lake Vinuela, 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, this area known as the Axarquia offers some breathtakingly spectacular landscapes, reached by stunning, snaking mountain roads.

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. The entry points from the coast are at newly updated beach resort of Torre del Mar, from here 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, 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 cities new roof-top hangouts overlooking the magnificent ancient Alcazaba.

A stay at El Mirador is also gourmet heaven, with a local climate rich for Andalucian produce from tropical fruit and avocados, to olive oil and fine wine. The Axarquia offers a wide choice of local restaurants to keep the most avid foodies thoroughly satisfied! Check out some of our foodie favorites here on the blog.

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