Villa Santi is a stylish villa with heated pool in Mijas. It faces incredible views that unfold seemingly forever over the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea; making it difficult to pull away from that daybed at sundown… or anytime for that matter.
Far reaching views and unique design to soothe your soul
Step into Villa Santi and you’ll immediately feel yourself exhale. Its lofty position in the hills above Mijas Pueblo feels removed from the frenetic pace of everyday life, while the Buddhas, banana trees and Balinese aesthetic could almost make you feel you’ve arrived in Asia.
Sun-soaked tiered terraces festooned with green, leafy plants and plenty of comfortable cushioned loungers and daybeds, give Villa Santi a spa-like quality. It’s a place that invites you to rest and revitalise.
Wherever you look, indoors or out, there’s a handcrafted wooden seat, sofa, or bench that beckons you to sit down and soak up the views — because at this height you can see all the way from the Sierra de Mijas mountain range, across golf courses and down to the coast.
Built over three floors, each of which opens onto a terrace, Villa Santi’s interiors are bathed in natural light and filled with a palette of natural materials and vibrant plants that is instantly soothing.
Designed in collaboration with artistic & furnishing specialist, Sybartum, the clean lines and crisp white finish of modern Spanish architecture is balanced by the warm hardwood tones and the organic, imperfect forms of handcrafted furniture. Plenty of cushions, neutral colours and natural materials put the focus firmly on comfort.
Each bedroom has its own character, from the principal suite with its chunky furniture and the buddha that watches over you, to the guest room with an original stone fireplace and cosy seating area, and all open onto one or other terrace. Similarly, the living room spills out onto the shaded top terrace, effectively creating an indoor/outdoor living room.
All in all, Villa Santi is an invitation to enjoy the outdoors.
SPACES TO SOAK UP THE VIEWS, THE SUN AND THE STARS
With three expansive sunny terraces, the challenge at Villa Santi is choosing your chill-out spot. Will it be the wooden sun loungers, positioned at the very edge of the terrace for the best views in the house, or one of the oversize daybeds, shaded by a pretty white parasol? Or will you simply cool off in the pool?
The lawn is the ideal place for some morning sun salutations or meditation, and if you need a little alone time during the day, there’s always a bench or a seat tucked away out of sight.
To while away the days there is also a pool table on the terrace and a table tennis table by pool too.
Food always tastes better outdoors, so the dining terrace is used for most meals; a large Webber barbecue ensures that whoever is cooking need not lose precious holiday time indoors. After dinner, the hot tub offers no better place to sip a glass of wine and look down on the twinkling lights of the town below you.
The modern fitted kitchen features a central island with breakfast bar, and is equipped with an induction hob, built-in oven and microwave, and a range of small appliances including an espresso machine.
A round table in the kitchen that seats six is ideal for casual breakfasts looking out over the mountains.
Doors from the kitchen connect to the outdoor dining area where a hand-carved oak table seating 10 to 12 is ideal for group meals and barbecues.
With ample outdoor space, there’s no shortage of places to relax, socialise and soak up the sun. The main pool terrace is the largest, with space for the whole group to spread out.
There’s a 10-metre pool (with complimentary heating) surrounded by wooden decking, four large sun beds arranged at the terrace’s outer edge and various other seats, sofas, benches and daybeds dotted around.
On the upper terrace, in addition to the main seating and dining areas, is a comfy daybed, a cocktail table with seating for two, and space to lie out in the sun.
An additional split level terrace below the main terrace is equipped with a hot tub; the heating is also complimentary for guests of The Luxury Villa Collection.
Principal Bedroom 1: Situated on the pool level, the principal suite is a light, airy room furnished with handmade hardwood wardrobes, benches and bedside tables and an emperor size bed (200cm x 200cm).
Arranged so that one can lie in bed and look through the glass doors onto the terrace, it’s a warm and welcoming space, with a large en-suite bathroom featuring both a walk-in shower and separate bath, toilet, bidet and washstand with storage beneath.
Guest Bedroom 2: Located on the pool level with glass doors that open all the way up so that the room merges with the terrace, this bedroom features an original stone wall and fireplace and a seating area with TV. This bedroom is furnished with single beds (90cm x 190cm) and the en-suite bathroom features a shower and washstand.
Guest Bedroom 3: Located on the pool level, with sliding glass doors to the terrace, this bedroom features a king size bed (180cm x 200cm), fitted wardrobes and TV and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Guest Bedroom 4: On the lower level of the property, accessed by an exterior staircase, this bedroom opens onto a shared terrace. It is furnished with a king size bed (180cm x 200cm), built-in wardrobe and TV, and a writing desk a step down from the bed. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower, washstand and WC.
Guest Bedroom 5: Located on the lower level and accessed by an exterior staircase, this bedroom features twin beds (90cm x 190cm), TV and a small fridge, plus an en-suite bathroom with shower, washstand and WC.
Guest Bedroom 6: Also on the lower level and accessed via the exterior stairs, this bedroom is furnished with a king size bed (180cm x 200m), from which one can look out through the bifold doors to the terrace. This room includes a small dressing area with shelves and clothes rail and a large en-suite bathroom with shower.
Sofa bed and fold-out bed available for larger parties (max. 15 guests)
Your rental includes a daily visit (6 days a week) from your housekeeper, plus a linen and towel change every 7 days.
Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for directly to cover things like breakfast lay-out, home cooked meals, after-dinner clearing up, nightly turn-down, or personal laundry.
Catered to your Choosing
An optional breakfast lay-out service* is available each morning (6 days a week), with assistance from your housekeeper to serve and clear away. A menu will be provided before you travel so you can select options for the first 2 days. The food bill should be settled locally on arrival, then your remaining days’ choices can be discussed with your housekeeper on arrival.
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.
Enjoy a full Argentian-style BBQ, 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.
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 Housekeeper, to cover essentials for the first 2 days. Goods are paid for locally on arrival, or pre-ordering is available with payment made before you travel.
A mid-week top-up service is available directly with your housekeeper, with goods + time paid for locally.
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 Villa Santi, 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.
Being located in this fabulous position up above Mijas Pueblo, Villa Santi offers some of the best views you can imagine; reaching down to the sea, golf and mountains. If it's a retreat from hectic daily life you're after, this is the place!
The owners have created an interior designer's dream in which you can't help but feel instantly relaxed and at home. There are social spaces, and corners for 'me time' where you can read a book or just relax. We love it!
Villa Santi is located above the picturesque town of Mijas. Famed for its maze of cobbled alleys, colourful potted plants and whitewashed houses that stand against the green of the surrounding hills, it’s a quintessential ‘pueblo blanco’.
From the villa, it’s a 20 minute walk downhill to the town (you can easily take a taxi back). Once there, it’s a delightful place to stroll around – or for something different, take a ‘donkey-taxi’ – stopping to browse in little boutiques, and enjoying drinks and snacks in the outdoor cafes.
For golf enthusiasts, Mijas Golf features two 18-hole courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Refurbished in 2012 but maintaining the original design, Los Lagos features gentle slopes, wide fairways, plenty of bunkers and nine lakes, while the smaller Los Olivos has less water hazards but plenty of trees.
Hikers will find numerous well-signposted trails that start behind Mijas villaga and climb into the Sierra de Mijas mountain range. These range from gentle one-hour circular routes to more challenging hikes that take you to the top of the 1150-metre high Pico de Mijas – from which you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views all the way to Morocco – or a full day hike that ends in Benalmadena.
At only 25 km away, the historic city of Malaga is well worth a day trip. Known as much for its food scene as its art, there is plenty to see and do here. It’s home to some fascinating historic sites, including a Roman amphitheatre, a Moorish palace and fort plus a 16th century cathedral. Take a stroll around the Soho district to see some vibrant street art, make time for a visit to the Ataranzas food market where you can pick up fresh produce and stop for tapas, and of course, the Picasso gallery is a must-see.
The closest airport to Mijas is Malaga airport, which is under half an hour’s drive away.
With its white houses, traditionally-barred windows and colourful pots filled with flowers, Mijas Pueblo retains its Spanish charm while remaining one of the most popular villages for tourists every year.
The Mediterranean sea can be enjoyed in Fuengirola, Benalmadena or Mijas Costa depending which direction takes your fancy. Playa La Cala, which stretches for 2km and has plenty of facilities and beach bars is an easy drive away. Families can enjoy beach activities, (boat and jet ski hire are available for the more adventurous amongst you) visit the local restaurants, or sample private beach clubs like Max Beach or Nikki Beach a little further along the coast.
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