• 9 Bedrooms 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16 Sleeps 16
  • Light Housekeeping Light Housekeeping
  • Hotel-style Pool Hotel-style Pool
  • Games Room Games Room

In an elegant position with outstanding coastal views, Hacienda La Duquesa in Mijas is an impressive large villa sleeping 16 with a hotel-style private pool.

Exuding Andalucian atmosphere inside and out with many joyful spaces perfect for entertaining, Hacienda La Duquesa also offers subtle refinement making the rooms easy to look at and live in.

Traditionally designed villas like Hacienda La Duquesa place a lot of importance on being together and creating comfortable spaces that allow large groups to socialise and connect no matter the weather. Shady nooks, sociable kitchens, sunny terraces, and atmospheric courtyards make for wonderful moments while on holiday.

At a glance

A fine hillside villa ideal for large groups, with space for 16 guests in 9 bedrooms

Fountains, courtyards, terraced palazzo-style gardens and traditional Andalucian architecture immerse you in the location

Families adore the hotel-style pool with a bridge and pergola, providing hours of entertainment for all ages

Mediterranean gardens are filled with fruit trees – pluck fresh avocados, kumquats, or pomegranates straight from the branches – and dotted with sculptures

Space to spread out across two living rooms, two dining rooms, a games room and plenty of outdoor spaces

Enjoy roaring log fires in the cooler months and meals outdoors in the warmer months

Stay in a quiet and peaceful location with incredible views, just minutes from Mijas village, beaches, restaurants, shops and golf courses

Welcome to Hacienda la Duquesa

a spacious estate for lovers of art and vistas

Hacienda La Duquesa’s prime position, in a quiet location with far-reaching views along the coast, is matched by its grand design that embraces traditional architecture and showcases fine craftsmanship.

Lavish in both scale and detail, this fine estate (now owned by a famous sculptor) is a place to savour Andalucian character and original design. From the rose marble floors to the sweeping double staircase, there’s room for large families to spill out whilst also enjoying all manner of contemporary comforts.

Generous gathering spaces, extensive gardens and an outstanding pool area ensure that there’s plenty of space for extended families to enjoy time together. With eight superb bedrooms, it’s large enough to accommodate up to four families, or groups of friends.

Ideally situated for exploring the Costa del Sol and visiting Mijas and Malaga, this fine Spanish house is just as appealing for long, lazy summer stays as for winter breaks discovering the joys of southern Spain.


Classic glamour and modern comfort come together seamlessly in this extraordinary home which was designed and built by a renown local architect. From the triple-height hallway to the art deco detailing on the doors and elaborate ceiling cornices, the attention to detail is exquisite. Open fireplaces, contemporary furniture and colourful fabrics from India, with a peppering of artworks (including the owner’s sculptures) lend it a light, playful feel.

At the end of a day of fun in the sun, the large living room and indoor dining room with a fireplace are inviting, elegant spaces to gather and the sleek, modern kitchen will inspire foodies to cook up a feast.

A second, smaller kitchen downstairs, is ideal for preparing simple tapas to enjoy on the adjacent terrace. A more informal family area on this level, with a TV and pool table allow for different age groups to each find their ideal space.

Bright, spacious bedrooms spread across three floors, including two with two king size beds (perfect for kids’ slumber parties) and two adjacent to the kitchen, that would suit a nanny or staff, make this property a versatile option for large groups.


The abundance of outdoor spaces promise entertainment for all ages and interests, without getting under one another’s feet.

Spend summer days playing and swimming in the hotel-style pool, complete with a bridge, pergola and two entries, or soak up the sun on the spacious terrace next to it.  In the evenings, turn the pool lights on and enjoy a dip under the stars.

For those seeking a little quiet time, the leafy patio with its flowing fountain is a soothing spot to settle down with a book – or make yourself a cool drink and find a comfortable seat on one of the shady terraces.

Both children and adults will love walking or playing hide and seek in the manicured Mediterranean gardens, where sculptures are concealed among the foliage, and where pomegranates, nisperos, citrus fruits and avocados are ripe for the picking.

How Hacienda la Duquesa works for you


  • Sleeps 16 in 9 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms
  • Built over 3 floors with separate areas for extended families
  • Occupies a prime, double-size hillside plot, with sweeping views
  • Modern kitchen with large island and integrated Neff appliances, Balay induction hob, and wine cooler
  • Separate pantry with laundry facilities
  • Two indoor dining rooms, each seating 12
  • Outdoor dining area with sea views and Crown barbecue
  • Two living rooms, one with 70-inch TV & library
  • Games room with pool table, TV and board games
  • Sonos sound system
  • Hotel-style soft-water pool with bridge feature
  • Heating and air-con throughout
  • Mediterranean terraces gardens with fruit trees and walking paths
  • Parking for 5 cars (2 in garage, 3 outside)
  • Staff on site frequently to attend to pool and gardens
  • One cot and 2 high chairs available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome on request, subject to a small charge
  • *Fees apply, please ask for further details

Entertainment space with pool table and large tv

A large living room on the main floor features two separate seating areas, with sofas and chairs arranged around coffee tables, a writing desk and a 70-inch TV.

Marble floors, large paintings and a mix of modern and traditional furnishings create an elegant ambience, which in turn, leads out to a private dining terrace with incredible views over the private grounds to the sea.

A second living room/games room can be found on the lower-ground floor adjacent to a small country-style kitchen, with a seating area, TV and a full-size pool table. French doors lead to a formal-style garden and in turn to the fruit orchard and lower terraces.

A Scavolini-designed contemporary kitchen on the first floor is equipped with integrated Neff appliances and a large central island with a Balay induction hob. There is access from here to a separate pantry with laundry facilities.

Crittall-style glass doors separate the kitchen from the main indoor dining room where a hardwood polished dining table seats 12 comfortably and an open fireplace ensures a cosy ambiance in the cooler months. A second dining room with space for 12 is located on the ground floor, adjacent to the second living room.

There is also space for 12 to dine outdoors on the BBQ terrace with superb views over the countryside and coast.

Additional tables can be arranged for larger groups.

A multitude of outdoor spaces, both sunny and shady, secluded and social, ensure everyone can find a spot to relax. Choose from soft seating in the shade, sun loungers by the pool, dining areas under cover, a pretty entrance patio with fountains or take a walk around the well-kept gardens.

There is also an entertainment space downstairs with full-size pool table.

The large swimming pool is popular with families and rivals some local hotels, however children will need to be supervised with no diving permitted. Around the pool is a large terrace with plenty of sunbeds for all the group.

Principal Bedroom 1: Located on the second floor with a private balcony overlooking the gardens, this bedroom is furnished with two king size beds (160 x 200 cm), and includes a separate dressing room, built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, separate shower, double washstand and WC.

Guest Bedroom 2: On the second floor with a Juliette balcony, this bedroom features a king size bed (160 x 200 cm), a separate dressing room with built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, washbasin and WC.

Guest Bedroom 3: On the second floor with a Juliette balcony this bedroom is equipped with twin beds that can be made up as a super king size bed, and built-in wardrobes. It shares a bathroom with a walk-in shower, single washstand and WC with bedroom 4.

Guest Bedroom 4: On the second floor this bedroom is equipped with twin beds that can be made up as a super king size bed, and built-in wardrobes and a Juliette balcony. It shares a bathroom with a walk-in shower, single washstand and WC with bedroom 3.

Guest Bedroom 5:  Situated on the second floor with a king size bed, full length mirror and Juliette balcony. Separate bathroom with freestanding bath, WC and single wash basin.

Guest Bedroom 6:
Situated on the first floor with doors that open onto the entry courtyard, this bedroom is off the kitchen so is suitable for staff or for guests. It features a king size bed (150 x 200 cm) and built-in wardrobes. A bathroom with a walk-in shower is shared with bedroom 6.

Guest Bedroom 7: Situated on the first floor next to bedroom 5, this bedroom is off the kitchen so is suitable for staff or for guests. It features a king size bed (150 x 200 cm) and built-in wardrobes. A bathroom with a walk-in shower is shared with bedroom 5.

Guest bedroom 8: Located on the ground floor this bedroom features two king size beds (160 x 200 cm), built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, single wash basin and WC.

Guest bedroom 9: Located on the ground floor this bedroom features a king size bed and built-in wardrobes. A bathroom with walk-in shower, single basin and WC is shared with bedroom 8.

Housekeeping Included

Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change every 7 days, plus additional light housekeeping in 2 visits during the week (housekeeping does not include kitchen clear-up). Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry.

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 or vineyard tour with our expert guides.

Enjoy a full Argentinian-style BBQ on the summer terrace, or have the chef cook a giant poolside paella while you relax with a G&T, they will even bring waiting staff for large groups and clean up afterwards.

Villa Provisioning

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

Villa Essentials Service

A pre-arrival shopping service is available from your Villa Manager, to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Goods + time are paid locally on arrival, or pre-ordering may available with payment made 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 Hacienda La Duquesa, your local Experience Manager will be on hand with further ideas and recommendations. They may be able to visit you at the villa if required, or 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.

Mijas as a destination has a great deal to offer, and Hacienda La Duquesa is within easy access of a range of cultural experiences guaranteed to enhance your stay.

Experience all the charm of a traditional white village with a trip to Mijas Pueblo, whose flower-filled, cobbled streets open up into panoramic views of the surrounding countryside or spend a day soaking up the rays on one Mijas Costa’s pristine beaches before stopping in at a classic Spanish chiringuito for some fresh seafood.

Alternatively, venture further afield to explore the ancient charm of Ronda, or sample some local wine in one of its family-owned bodegas accompanied by an expert guide.  Learn about Picasso’s illustrious career in a specialised art tour of his bustling home town, Malaga, or visit Marbella for an afternoon of upscale shopping and gourmet dining.

If you’re in the mood for outdoor pursuits, spend a day hiking the trails of the surrounding mountains, or tee off at one of the world-class golf courses just a stone’s throw away from your villa.

If you prefer to stay at home, allow us to arrange a private chef to rustle up a poolside paella or BBQ while you sit back and enjoy the sunset. However you choose to spend your holiday, our Guest Experience Team are here to help you create an unforgettable stay.


To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Guest Experience Team can help you with hire cars and transfers when booked in advance. There is also an excellent local taxi service on-call or located at the taxi rank in the centre of the village, making it easy to get home. You can get UBER or BOLT direct to the villa using the app.

The pool is very large and up to 2,40cm deep in places, so small children will need to be supervised.

Head-first diving is not permitted off the bridge.

Collections featuring this villa

The Family Collection

With nine bedrooms spread over three floors, there’s plenty of space for three or more families at Hacienda La Duquesa.

By day, the originally-designed pool and extensive gardens are ideal for energetic youngsters, while the pool table and multiple living areas ensure adults can always find some peace.

At night, the bedrooms with two king size beds are ideal for pyjama parties, before waking up and heading into the orchard at breakfast time to pick fresh fruit for the table.

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9 Hacienda la duquesa Pool and Gardens

The Character Collection

The simply wonderful central leafy patio, Juliette balconies with characterful wrought-iron grilles, and gently-flowing fountains, offer a warm welcome to traditional Spain.

Inside, Hacienda La Duquesa was designed by its Spanish architect-owner on a grand scale. With a sweeping staircase, rose marble floors and elaborate ceilings that combine to feel timeless, the owner’s sculptures, tucked into recesses and dotted around the gardens, lend a quirky touch.

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5 Hacienda la duquesa Grand Staircase

Enjoy the local area

Situated just below the famed and ever-so charming Mijas Pueblo, halfway between Marbella and Malaga, Hacienda La Duquesa is ideally located for exploring the Costa del Sol as well as the traditional towns of Andalucia’s interior, such as Granada and Ronda. The owner runs a private tour company so will be happy to assist with organising cultural trips.

The villa is perched on the pretty hillside between Benalmadena/Fuengirola and the white village of Mijas, with sensational sea views. It’s around seven minutes’ drive to the popular whitewashed village of Mijas where cobbled streets are filed with flowers and donkeys provide an unusual taxi service.

The closest restaurant is El Higueron, which serves traditional Spanish cuisine and craft cocktails, and there are two well-stocked supermarkets within a 10-minute drive.

For beach lovers, you will be spoiled for choice with several stretches of golden sand in each direction, including Playa La Cabana (9 minutes’ drive) and Cabopino Beach (21 minutes’ drive). If you’re feeling energetic there is a 7km promenade that runs from Cabopino to La Cala de Mijas, which can be explored on foot or by bike.

The path takes you along beaches, through sand dunes and around rocky outcrops, with boardwalks that span rivers and pass watchtowers. Along the way, keep an eye out for local wildlife – you may even see whales and dolphins offshore – and stop off at one of the cafes or restaurants for a cold drink or a meal.

For those travelling with children, the coast is dotted with theme parks, water parks and other amusement parks that will keep younger visitors entertained for hours. The popular nearby resort of Benalmadena is host to a Butterfly park and Dolphinarium Marine park, as well as a fun cable car with birds of prey displays at the top.

Mijas is the heart of golf country, so those wishing to tee off will be spoilt for choice. The closest golf course to the villa is Mijas Golf Club with two 18-hole courses, but you’ll find many more golf clubs within a half-hour’s drive from the villa.

The city of Malaga, famed for its museums as much as its beaches, is 20 minutes away by car so makes a great day trip. It’s home to some fascinating historic sites, including a Roman amphitheatre, Moorish palaces and 15th century cathedral. Take a stroll around the Soho district to see some vibrant street art or stop in at the Picasso gallery, and make time for a visit to the Ataranzas food market where you can shop for fresh produce and stop for tapas and drinks.

The closest airport is Malaga, a convenient 19 km away.

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