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Villa - SP004

Registration VFT/MA/07448
16 Reviews Listed Jan 2003 Verified
  • 4
  • 10
  • 3

Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Pool - Private

Points of Interest

  • Pool 10 x 5m, Child Safety Fence
  • Air Con, WiFi, Hot Tub, Pool Table
  • Sat/Internet 40+ UK TV Channels
  • BBQ Terrace with Patio Heater

Stunning Mock Syrian Castle with Breathtaking Views over the Mediterranean

El Castillo is the ultimate “villa with a difference” situated close to Mijas

A uniquely designed and fully refurbished in January 2017, rustic mock Syrian Castle complete with stunning master suite and huge four poster bed.

Al fresco illuminated rooftop dining with its own battlements offering breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside and mountains to 3 sides plus magnificent open sea views straight ahead and as far as Morocco on a clear day to the other. The massive rooftop terrace also has a fantastic American style illuminated hot tub. This truly is “the villa with a difference”. A wonderful peaceful and private countryside location but only 1.4 km from the shops and bars of Mijas Pueblo and a 10 minute drive from Fuengirola.

Ideally suited for all year round vacations
Pool heater, patio heater, hot tub, pool table and all interior modern appliances.… Guaranteed to please.

REVIEW QUOTE…
“Hi Allan and Julia,Just a note to let you know how much are family enjoyed staying at El Castillo in March. Without a doubt, it was the absolute most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. Plans are in effect to return and are tentatively looking at the dates, but we'll let you know. Next time, we will be looking at 2 weeks as the one went by too fast! Agnes was a wonderful help during our stay and very pleasant to deal with. We recommend a Christmas bonus for her! I have shared pictures with my associates at the hospital where I work and several have taken your web address. I hope more Canadians get to experience what we had.

Once again, thank you very much and hope to return soon.” Paul and Liz

El Castillo del Naranjal (sleeps 10)

Extensively refurbished in January 2017, this rustic villa is situated on a beautiful hilltop location in Las Lomas de Mijas, an area popular with walkers, 5 minutes drive from the picturesque old town of Mijas and around 10 minutes away from the bustling town of Fuengirola with its abundant nightlife, restaurants, shops and the largest stretch of golden sand on the coast. This stunning location really does offer panoramic views to all sides – mountains, campo and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, the mountains of Morocco can be seen on a clear day!

The property has its own secluded large heated pool with slide (The pool area can also be securely gated off and made totally child safe).

The villa also boasts a stone built BBQ in the sheltered indoor/open air dining room (off the main sitting room) which also has a superb patio heater ideal for those cooler winter evenings. Making this a wonderful all year round family property.

Although charming and very different, El Castillo is at the same time fitted with all modern amenities including air conditioning throughout and a huge 55 inch wall mounted HD TV with a full compliment of over 40 UK channels. A separate bluetooth sound bar for improved sound which will also connect and provide wireless music from any smartphone or tablet.

The villa boasts lovely furnishings including a huge master bedroom with 4 poster bed (ideal for honeymooners!).

Large American style kitchen fitted with granite worktops, oven and hob, dishwasher, large fridge freezer, microwave etc. and dining area.

Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine

The villa also benefits from a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, refills are available from all local supermarkets

The villa also benefits from a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine, refills are available from all local supermarkets.

Safe drinking water on tap!

Pure drinking water on tap, photo showing a glass of water

There's no need to buy drinking water in this villa, save your time money and energy as this villa has a separate tap delivering pure 100% safe drinking water.

The imposing lounge with floor to ceiling windows, decorative chandler, stone pillars and fabulous feature fireplace with log fire for the cooler evenings is beautifully furnished.

There is also a sunny family sitting room which leads to an outdoor enclosed dining area with ample seating for dining al fresco.

The ground floor also has a separate WC.

A staircase from the lounge leads to the master bedroom suite which is beautifully furnished complete with an oak 4 poster bed and has a private balcony overlooking the coast. The en-suite bathroom has shower, washbasin and WC, ensuring a totally private suite for the lucky occupants! In the event that you are not so lucky then there is a double sofa bed to accommodate any “little treasures” should you need to.

The three remaining bedrooms are reached via a staircase leading from the kitchen. On the first floor there is a double bedroom with a small decorative balcony overlooking the family room. This bedroom also has its own en-suite shower room with WC and handbasin.

The second floor houses 2 further bedrooms comprising 1 double and 1 twin with a shared bathroom.

The second floor landing gives access to a stunning illuminated rooftop terrace complete with battlement walls topped with iron railings for child safety. This large terrace is equipped with an American style illuminated hot tub, dining table and chairs and is an ideal suntrap for the serious sun worshipper.  There is also a superb pool table to keep all the kids youn and old entertained.  Access to this terrace can also be gained via a spiral staircase leading from the garden.

There is a washing machine  in the garage.

Check in time:   15:00
Check out time: 10:00

Facilities

  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • High Chair
  • Cot
  • Log Fire
  • Safe
  • Hot Tub
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Internet
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Table

Suitability

  • Pets Allowed
  • Non Smoking
  • Child Friendly

FREE WiFi Internet. Bluetooth sound bar.

Patio heater for your use

New FREE of charge patio heater. Keep warm on chilly summer nights or cooler winter eveings. Ideal entertaining or simply relaxing outdoors. Double halogen heating elements produce instant clean odourless heat.

Tim Le Chef are outside caterers who will come to your villa and provide thoughtfully prepared menus with warm, personal service to meet all your cooking and party needs on the Costa del Sol.

There is a brand new outdoor gym facility just a few metres from the villa that is free to use.

Outside

  • Pool - Private
  • Pool - Heated
  • BBQ
  • Terrace
  • Sun Loungers
  • Outside Bar
  • Table and Chairs
  • Garden - Private
  • External Lighting
  • Washing Line
  • Pool - Safety Fence
  • Patio Heater

Parking

  • Driveway
  • Secure

A welcome pack comprises of the following is provided FREE of charge for stays of 7 nights or longer:
Tea, coffee, pack of beer (8 or 12 depending on group size), bottle of wine, bread, butter, and milk

Pets are accepted at the owners discretion.  Animals must be cleaned up after and they are not allowed on the furnishings.

The outside grounds consist of a large heated swimming pool with slide and a surrounding sunbathing area with two barbecues, patio heater and pool table.

American style illuminated hot tub with easy entry steps

There is a fantastic huge rooftop terrace with battlements providing stunning, panoramic views equipped with an (American style illuminated hot tub, NEW for Jan 2016), sun loungers and dining table.

The imposing front entrance is reached by a sweeping stone stepped pathway flanked by huge palm trees.

There is a large secure parking area for several cars – we do strongly recommend car hire for this villa to facilitate shopping trips etc. We will be happy to arrange car hire for you.

The private pool is 10 x 5m with the depth 1m at the shallow end to 2m at the deep end. There are 4 Roman steps to one side.

Rooms

Bedroom

Bedroom 1: First floor, King bed, Sofa bed, Air Conditioning, Bedside Table, Chest of Drawers, En-suite. Sofa Bed sleeps 2
Bedroom 2: Second floor, Double bed, Air Conditioning, Wardrobes, Bedside Table, Chest of Drawers.
Bedroom 3: Second floor, 2 Single beds, Air Conditioning, Bedside Table, Chest of Drawers.
Bedroom 4: First floor, Double bed, Air Conditioning, Wardrobes, Bedside Table, Chest of Drawers, En-suite.

Bathroom

Bathroom 1: First floor, En-suite, Toilet, Shower enclosure.
Bathroom 2: Second floor, Family, Toilet, Shower enclosure.
Bathroom 3: First floor, En-suite, Toilet, Shower enclosure.
Guest WC: Ground floor, Guest WC, Toilet.

Kitchen

Kitchen: Ground floor, Utensils, Crockery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Washing machine, Freezer, Hob, Kettle, Oven, Coffee maker.

Living room

Living Room: Ground floor, Seating 9, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, CD player, DVD Player, Coffee table.

Dining room

Dining Room: Ground floor, Seating 8, Air conditioning.

Area Information

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Car Hire

Recommended. 

Transport

To Distance (Mins) Method Description
Ferry Port 20 Car Malaga
Taxi 10 Car Mijas
Train 15 Car Fuengirola
Airport 20 Car Malaga

Amenities

To Distance (Mins) Method Description
Internet Cafe 15 Car Fuengirola
Bureau de Change 10 Car Mijas
Post Office 10 Car Mijas
Bank 10 Car Mijas
Chemist 10 Car Mijas
Bars 10 Car Mijas
Restaurant 10 Car Mijas
Supermarket 10 Car Mijas
Cafe 10 Car Mijas
Shops 10 Car Mijas

Activities

To Distance (Mins) Method Description
Skiing 180 Car Sierra Nevada
Swimming 0 Car Private pool
Nightlife 15 Car Fuengirola Town
Fishing 15 Car Fuengirola Port
Golf 15 Car Numerous courses
Other 15 Car Fuengirola Zoo
Theme Park 20 Car Tivoli World Benalmadena
Theme Park 15 Car Fuengirola Water Park
Cinema 15 Car Miramar Shopping Centre, Fuengirola
Tennis 10 Car Lew Hoad Tennis Club, Mijas Road
Horse Riding 45 Car Ride with Me
Historic Sites 120 Car Alhambra Palace
Historic Sites 15 Car Fuengirola Castle
Countryside/Rural 1 Foot Stunning countryside
Water Sports 15 Car Fuengirola
Beach 15 Car Fuengirola
Walking 1 Foot Excellent for Hiking
Beautiful villa in a quiet location. Agnes was a great help
Gaynor Holmfirth (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
Eerst en vooral Agnes en Phil bedanken voor de goede zorgen tijdens ons verblijf.
Algemeen een heel goede vakantie gehad in deze woning
Wat was er heel goed:
De privacy van huis en zwembad. Je stoorde niemand en je werd door niemand gestoort.
De keuken: alles aanwezig en ook een grote ijskast en diepvriezer (wel zonder ijsblokjes apparaat, dat werkte niet)
De masterbedroom: groot, mooi zicht.
De badkamers bij iedere kamer waren voldoende
De jacuzzi en pooltafel op het terras
De patio beneden waar je rustig en koel kon eten s avonds, buiten.
De ruime woonkamer en hoge plafonds die het allemaal wat speciaal maakten.
Het zwembad, voldoende groot en proper voorzien van voldoende ligbedden met zachte kussens.
Wat kan verbeterd worden?
De airco kan maar 2 uur op waardoor het snachts te warm wordt, dit is misschien het meest storende.
De matras in de masterbedroom zou eens vervangen mogen worden.
De tv werkt niet goed als er nogal wat volk op internet zit
Geen wifi buiten de woning en ook niet in de bovenste slaapkamers of op het terras
Voor de rest moet je rekening houden met heel veel trappen omdat je natuurlijk logeert in een klein kasteeltje met hoge plafonds.
Deze mindere punten zijn niet van die mate dat ik niet kan zeggen dat we een super verblijf hebben gehad.
Tony Keustermans België (Saturday, August 6, 2016)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you for your feedback Tony.  We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa SP004.  We will also pass on your kind comments to Agnes and Phil.  I hope that you will stay in one of our villas again in the future.
had a great stay but definitely need a car
(Saturday, April 22, 2017)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you for your feedback.  We're dleighted you enjoyed your holiday.
The property was great, everthing was as promised. The only thing was the masterbed that was too hard.
(Friday, November 11, 2016)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you for your feedback Alice.  We are happy that you enjoyed your stay overall and we will certainly pass on your comments about the master bed.  This has never been an issue before but the owner take feedback very seriously and will look into this.
It was an interesting villa with some great features, although we felt that the bathrooms were old and could do with being replaced. The hot tub on the roof was brilliant for watching the sunset. It was a nice experience to stay in this villa with such great views. We will not stay here again though as it was comparably more expensive than other similar size villas we have hired in this area.

Thank you
Mandy & Phil
(Tuesday, September 13, 2016)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you for your feedback, Mandy and Phil.  We are glad that your enjoyed your stay overall.  We have spoken to the property owner and he is planning a bathroom refurbishment before the next summer season.
Beautiful villa in a quiet location. Agnes was a great help
Gaynor Holmfirth (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you Gaynor.  We are dleighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa SP004.  We will also pass on your kind comments to the property representative.
Eerst en vooral Agnes en Phil bedanken voor de goede zorgen tijdens ons verblijf.
Algemeen een heel goede vakantie gehad in deze woning
Wat was er heel goed:
De privacy van huis en zwembad. Je stoorde niemand en je werd door niemand gestoort.
De keuken: alles aanwezig en ook een grote ijskast en diepvriezer (wel zonder ijsblokjes apparaat, dat werkte niet)
De masterbedroom: groot, mooi zicht.
De badkamers bij iedere kamer waren voldoende
De jacuzzi en pooltafel op het terras
De patio beneden waar je rustig en koel kon eten s avonds, buiten.
De ruime woonkamer en hoge plafonds die het allemaal wat speciaal maakten.
Het zwembad, voldoende groot en proper voorzien van voldoende ligbedden met zachte kussens.
Wat kan verbeterd worden?
De airco kan maar 2 uur op waardoor het snachts te warm wordt, dit is misschien het meest storende.
De matras in de masterbedroom zou eens vervangen mogen worden.
De tv werkt niet goed als er nogal wat volk op internet zit
Geen wifi buiten de woning en ook niet in de bovenste slaapkamers of op het terras
Voor de rest moet je rekening houden met heel veel trappen omdat je natuurlijk logeert in een klein kasteeltje met hoge plafonds.
Deze mindere punten zijn niet van die mate dat ik niet kan zeggen dat we een super verblijf hebben gehad.
Tony Keustermans België (Saturday, August 6, 2016)
Panoramic Villas response:
Thank you for your feedback Tony.  We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Villa SP004.  We will also pass on your kind comments to Agnes and Phil.  I hope that you will stay in one of our villas again in the future.

Lovely villa - unusual design which we liked - sometimes villas seem too much like you are staying in their home while they are away but this one was a proper holiday villa.

I. Bell - August 2015

Property, facilities, location and views all excellent and as described. Very peaceful with lots to do locally (Mijas town is only 3 minutes away by car and has great shops, bars and restaurants). Agnes and Phil (local property management/maintenance) made us very welcome and were always on call to help out with questions etc. In summary - brilliant! A wonderful venue for a family holiday which I would recommend to anyone.

Steve - Aug 2014

Hi Allan & Julia Just a quick line to say how much we enjoyed our second stay in El Castillo, wonderful, thank you. It really is such a peaceful location, just what we all needed to unwind, plus the kids loved the pool and slide, as did my Mum and Dad. Agnes and Phil really looked after us. We will be definitely be back!!

Phil and Carol - Aug 2014

The help and service from the staff was amazing - we were met in the house at 2.00 o'clock at night and showed around so we knew all about the house in the morning. We stayed 9 people in the house - which had the perfect layout plan since we had three young couples with us who could have their privacy in one end of the house ... And we could have the other end with our 6 year old son - the house in it self is the perfect size for a big family and have an amazing view ...

Our 6 year old son had the best time in the pool - where he learned to swim... And our older kids with their partners had some amazing nights at the roof terasse listening to music and enjoying the view . We enjoyed sitting outside and eat in the little garden - which has the perfect temperature at night ..
You do need a car to get around which we knew when we rented the house -

We had the perfect amazing Holiday and will certainly come back again !

R. Lambert - July 2014

An excellent holiday. Property, pool and representation all very good...Agnes and Phil did a great job!

S. Cargill - July 2014

Fantastic villa in a beautiful location. Brilliant amenities provided - wonderful break.

K. Evans - September 2013

We have had a wonderful week. The four times we had problems help came immediately. The caretaker in charge was incredibly helpful and kind. We were very happy with our stay and will recommend your house to family and friends.

V. Gottlieb, May 2013

Hi Julia,

Just a quick email to say how much we loved the Castle - the weather wasn't brilliant, but the Villa made up for it! The location is perfect too - very close to the airport and easy to find. Likewise, the pool and slide were brilliant fun, the big people loved it too! We thought it was great for families - we had a couple of elderly people too, and even though the stairs were tricky they still managed them. The lounge is really relaxing and the interior is of a high standard.

Thank you so much. We will be back, as soon as I can persuade my sister and her husband to come with us!

Val Cappell

Hi Allan and Julia,

Just a note to let you know how much are family enjoyed staying at El Castillo in March. Without a doubt, it was the absolute most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. Plans are in effect to return and are tentatively looking at the dates, but we'll let you know. Next time, we will be looking at 2 weeks as the one went by too fast! Agnes was a wonderful help during our stay and very pleasant to deal with. We recommend a Christmas bonus for her! I have shared pictures with my associates at the hospital where I work and several have taken your web address. I hope more Canadians get to experience what we had.

Once again, thank you very much and hope to return soon.

Paul and Liz

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  • Great Gift Shopping Ideas on the Costa del Sol

    You really don’t want to arrive home clutching a straw donkey, an oversized sombrero or a tacky flamenco doll – even though they might have seemed like hilarious gift ideas at the time. The sunshine of a Spanish holiday can do strange things to you!  So, bring home some perfect and welcome gifts instead; read...
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  • Palas Costa del Sol Bakery, Fuengirola

    Local Shopping Tips in Fuengirola

    When on holiday on the Costa del Sol it is always good to try out the local shops, popular with the residents themselves and not so geared up to charge touristy prices. The following is a range of various businesses, recommended to try out on your stay in Fuengirola.
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  • El Corte Ingles in Mijas Costa, Spain

    Shopping at El Corte Ingles, Mijas Costa

    Shopping at home is rarely the relaxing experience you want it to be. It is usually something you squash into a Saturday morning when the shops are heaving. You spend what seems like hours queuing for changing rooms and tills and come away empty handed at the end of a stressful trip. Shopping at El...
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  • Markets on the Costa del Sol

    Looking for a Bargain? Browse the Weekly Markets along the Costa del Sol

    All the way up and down the Costa del Sol, each seaside resort offers its own type of weekly market. Bargains are to be had, whether in the form of fresh fruit and vegetables or fish, clothing and knickknacks, as well as the fun of browsing the second-hand flea markets. You’ll find that the various...
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  • Lounge Cafe El Coto

    El Coto, Costa Del Sol

    El Coto on the Costa del Sol is a small commercial area that services the nearby Urbanisations of El Coto, La Sierrezuela and the area of Campo Mijas.  For those holidaymakers who have chosen a holiday Villa, Townhouse or Apartment in these areas this is the ideal place for you to pick up all your...
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  • Fuengirola Marina

    Costa del Sol Marinas

    We may not all be able to afford a yacht to sail around the Med on but it’s always nice to have a stroll around marinas whilst on holiday and imagine your millionaire lifestyle aboard one of the dazzling boats that are moored up!  The marinas on Spain’s Costa del Sol have lots more than...
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  • Best Christmas Markets in Spain

    Best Christmas Markets in Spain

    There are now thousands of Christmas Markets to visit worldwide. While the obvious choice is to jet off to Germany and drown yourself in gluhwein whilst munching on a Bratwurst, you should perhaps consider visiting one of Spain’s cities and soaking up some Spanish Christmas tradition.  Here is our pick of the best Christmas markets...
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  • Villa in Torreblanca, Fuengirola

    4 Great Villas in Fuengirola near the Beach

    The popular beach resort of Fuengirola is nestled between Torremolinos and Marbella on Spain’s sunshine coast, the Costa del Sol. Famous for its gorgeous Blue Flag sandy beaches and thriving nightlife scene, Fuengirola is a firm holiday favourite with everyone, from couples to families. Whether you want to relax and unwind with long, lazy days...
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  • La Cala de Mijas Beach

    Enjoy the Beach in La Cala de Mijas on the Costa del Sol

    If you’ve done all the busy resorts on the Costa del Sol, like Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Marbella, it’s time to try a slightly more quiet and less travelled spot on that gorgeous coastline. La Cala de Mijas is perfect for a sun, sea and sand holiday. Originally a small and typically white-washed Andalusian village, La...
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  • 7 Kilometres of Beach in Fuegirola

    This Year Take a 7 Kilometre Stroll at the Beach in Fuengirola

    If you are feeling energetic on your Costa del Sol holiday, Fuengirola has seven whole kilometres of beach, just waiting for you.
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  • Sun loungers on Agadir Beach

    Beach Comber: Pick of Panoramic

    This week our Beach Comber blog looks at the 5 best beaches our Panoramic team have been lucky enough to visit this year and gives you an insight into why we like them so much.
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  • Travel Guide by Panoramic Villas

    Area Focus: Fuengirola

    Fuengirola has been one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol for years. Here is our guide to this superb seaside Spanish town. Fuengirola dates back to the 2nd Century B.C. Roman remains including Roman baths and a sculpture called the ‘Venus of Fuengirola’ have been discovered. Roman pillars that were unearthed...
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    New Experiences on the Costa del Sol

    I have been travelling over to the Costa del Sol for around the last 15 years.  There is so much to do along this stretch of coast that each time I go I seem to discover somewhere new.  My short trip last week was no exception.  Although I was there for a friend’s wedding at...
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