• 3 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6
  • Heated Pool Heated Pool
  • Itinerary Planning* Itinerary Planning*
  • Daily Housekeeping Daily Housekeeping
  • Outdoor Cinema Outdoor Cinema
  • Daily Breakfast Service Daily Breakfast Service

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


Private pool (heating available) 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 breakfast


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


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 private pool which can be heated*, 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: daily housekeeping, breakfast service and local concierge support among them. Add in a spectacular countryside setting  (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.

The private tucked-away pool can be heated in cooler months, and from there you can 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

  • *Fees apply
  • 300m2 of interior space with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Spacious reception room with fireplace and open plan dining space
  • Private pool with sea and mountain views
  • Pool heating available for a small supplement*
  • Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, tandoor and grill
  • Chill-out terrace with fabulous views
  • Free Wifi internet and international TV
  • Indoor kitchen-dining room seating 8, plus outdoor dining terrace with summer kitchen
  • Fully air-conditioned and underfloor heating
  • Private parking on driveway
  • 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.

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.

El Mirador Lodge 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 El Mirador Lodge a hire car is essential, we would be happy to organise this for your arrival into Malaga.

The Lodge is all on one level, with the main living room being open plan to the kitchen and dining room for a true family togetherness.  Additional private spaces are available all around the house to enjoy plenty of ‘me-time’.

The fully equipped modern kitchen takes pride of place alongside the dining room, fit for entertaining.

There is a further outdoor summer kitchen and dining area, which has a wood fired grill, tandoor and pizza oven for summertime dining.

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.

Bedroom 1: The master bedroom (160cm bed) offers stylish decor with bespoke artwork,  TV with local channels and double doors that open toward the sea onto a little garden sitting area. A built in wardrobe provides ample hanging and shelf space for clothing.

There is a large open bathroom area clad with exquisite marble, twin basins, a bathtub and separate multi-function shower.

Bedroom 2: Guest bedroom with 160cm bed, with its own exit to the rear courtyard, floor to ceiling cupboards, a desk and cowhide poof.  Integrated shower room.

Bedroom 7: Bedroom 3 contains two single beds (80cm) that can be joined if desired.  A window looks into a narrow but lush part of the garden with an orange tree as the main feature. En-suite shower room.

Additional guest loo.

 

Collections featuring this villa

The Hotel Collection

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
  • Maid service 4 hours, daily, bed turn down
  • 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.

The Hunting Lodge at El Carligto, Andalucia, Spain

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.

Andalucia, towns, countryside, villas for El Carligto

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 suggestions on the blog.

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