Holiday villa for rent in Calahonda

Casa Mariposa - Butterfly House

lovely pool
lovely pool
view from the patio
view from the patio
 lounge area
lounge area
 lounge area
lounge area
dining outside
dining outside
large open plan lounge dining room
large open plan lounge dining room
large open plan lounge dining room
large open plan lounge dining room
kitchen
kitchen
master bedroom
master bedroom
en suite bathroom to master bedroom with large walk in shower
en suite bathroom to master bedroom with large walk in shower
twin bedded room
twin bedded room
twin bedded room
twin bedded room
double bedroom
double bedroom
front drive
front drive
Front courtyard
Front courtyard
Front courtyard
Front courtyard
front gates and drive
front gates and drive
casa mariposa
casa mariposa
New board walk - from Calahonda to La Cala, with beach bars.
New board walk - from Calahonda to La Cala, with beach bars.
cabopino beach
cabopino beach
sardines on the beach!
sardines on the beach!
chiringuito beach bar
chiringuito beach bar
Puerto Cabopino
Puerto Cabopino
Alhambra
Alhambra
Cordoba
Cordoba

Quick overview

3 Bedrooms holiday villa rental in Calahonda (Sitio de Calahonda)

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 220 m² living area
  • 150 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Terrace furniture
  • Air conditioning

Quick overview

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 220 m² living area
  • 150 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Terrace furniture
  • Air conditioning

Owner information

brenda harper

Advertised since

Jun 5, 2010

Language spoken:
English, German
+34 951272575
+34 625663482

Description (written by the owner)

A private and secluded villa yet minutes from the nightlife and coast. You can have the best of both worlds here.

This one storey villa is reached via a short incline along the tree lined drive leading to this pretty villa which is elevated and perfectly located in a tranquil and relaxing setting of an exotic garden. The whole property is surrounded by palm trees and mature plants and is completely private and secluded. The large driveway has ample parking for 3 cars.

The hallway opens onto a very large open plan lounge dining room, which has a picture window and two patio doors, when fully open, give you immediate access to the pool and patio areas.

The property comprises of three double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a full bathroom with a large walk in shower and the two other bedrooms have their own en suite shower rooms.

Two of the bedrooms open directly onto the patio at the rear of the property, whereas the other bedroom opens onto the front.

There is a fully fitted kitchen and utility room with a door onto a small covered patio which has ample drying facilities.

There is a tiled,covered patio area with comfortable sofa and chairs, ideal for that sundowner before retiring to bed. There is a shady dining area under a gazebo, perfect for al fresco evenings under the stars.

The large pool has a lawn area with parasols and sunloungers,for that much needed siesta after a swim.

As the whole property is on one floor it is the ideal holiday home for families, young and old.

There is WiFi at the villa for those with laptops are catered for.

There are supermarkets and restaurants all within a 10 minute walk and the nearest beach is just a 5 minute drive away.

Whether you want a peaceful paradise or the lively nightlife then Casa Mariposa will surely suit you.

Facilities

General:

beach towels provided, linen provided, towels provided

Outside:

private pool, patio, garden, terrace, terrace furniture, sunbeds, barbecue, parking, private parking

Inside:

Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, fireplace, cd player, dvd player, radio, washing machine, tv, entryphone, iron, ironing board, childrens high chair, cot, safe

Kitchen:

dishwasher, freezer, fridge, coffee machine, grill, hob, microwave, oven, blender, kettle, toaster

Bathroom:

shower, bath tub, hair dryer

Beds:

2 double beds, 2 single beds

Views

Pool views

Suitable for

elderly suitable, pets not allowed, no smoking inside, car recommended

Notes

Around and about

Calahonda is located about mid way between Malaga Airport and Marbella, close to several golf courses and has the typically sun-drenched beaches for which the Costa del Sol is so popular.

A new board walk has just been completed starting from Calahonda and going as far as La Cala. This is a wonderful, raised walkway all along the beach, with many chiringuitos ( beach bars) along the way to pass the time. The start of the boardwalk is at Luna Beach where there is a great beach bar with sunbeds and might not get very far!

Just a few kilometres along the road is Puerto Cabopino, we think it's probably the most secluded and picturesque port on the Costa and a popular venue for a lunch time drink or that romantic meal before taking a stroll along its sandy beaches.

A few kilometres more and you hit the world famous resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus - the millionaires playground. The old town of Marbella is a labyrinth of small streets, bedecked with vibrant bouganvilla. Don't forget to have a drink in Orange square, a lovely plaza in the centre of the old town surrounded by orange trees. Do try the churros and chocolate, a thin fried doughnut in a swirl. Freshly cooked, dip it in sugar and then in a cup of hot chocolate.....forget the diet!

The marina at Puerto Banus has many luxury yachts and there are fabulous restaurants and incredible designer shops, Gucci, Christian Dior, Bulgari etc, all around the marina. The perfect place to while away the hours and people watch.

Just a short drive away is Mijas, one of the "white" villages, famous for it's donkey taxis. It also has a free flamenco show every Wednesday in the main square at mid day. Well worth a visit and wander round the old part of the village.

Gibraltar is only an hours drive along the coast.

There are numerous championship Golf courses within a radius of 20km, which is why the coast is often called "Costa del Golf". There is a 9 hole, short game course just minutes away.

Fuengirola is a few kilometers in the other direction. This is a nice Spanish 'working' town which has a super range of shops both large stores and small Spanish ones. It also boasts a bio parque, an award winning conservation zoo which is lovely to visit in August when it stays open till midnight so you can see the nocturnal animals.

There are plenty of restaurants to suit every taste and pocket, a long paseo (promanade) to stroll along and a large water park for those more adventurous.

How ever you choose to spend your time on the Costa del Sol, you will never be bored.

Beaches

At Calahonda the beach is golden soft sand - ideal for family holidays. Along the coast on virtually every beach you will be able to enjoy a selection of good quality restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars) which specialise in freshly caught sardines barbecued in sand filled fishing boats in front of the restaurant.

They are generally competitively priced and offer something for every taste and pocket. Sun beds can be hired from the restaurants on a half day or full day basis.

Cabopino is the longest of the Mijas Costa beaches at over 4,500 meters long and 25 meters wide. This beach is perfect for the whole family and caters for sunbathers, scuba divers and fishermen alike. It is a fairly straight line of beach with golden sand and plenty of beach beds and parasols for rent and a good choice of lively beach bars for refreshment and entertainment.

During months of June, July and August there is always a feria on somewhere. These are large fairs or fiestas that usually go on for a week. It is lovely to watch and join in with the Spanish as they dress in their flamenco costumes and dance the night away.

Malaga airport is only 25 minutes away on the Ap7 (toll road)

The area

Distances

Airport (Málaga): 30 kilometers
Beach: 1 kilometer
Golf: 1 kilometer
Shops: 800 meters

Local leisure

shopping centre, small shops, restaurants, pubs, café, internet café, cinema, zoo, water park, amusement park, harbour, church, park, market, board walk

Local activities

cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, sailing, swimming, tennis, walking, water skiing, bowling

Prices

From To 1 week Min. stay
28 Jun 2015 29 Aug 2015 1,450£ 1,030$ 1,609 1 Week
04 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016 1,250£ 888$ 1,387 1 Week
02 Jul 2016 28 Aug 2016 1,450£ 1,030$ 1,609 1 Week
Unless otherwise specified, for this property the quoted price is in: €
Reservation fee:30 %
Pay balance 6 weeks before arrival
Refundable security deposit: 250.00£ 177.55$ 277.40
Final cleaning:Included in the price
Payment methods accepted:Paypal, Bank transfer
Notes:There is a €250 refundable damage deposit which will be returned as soon as the property is vacated. A welcome pack comprising of bread,water,milk,coffee,t bags,wine and beer is included to start your holiday off.
The pool will be cleaned twice weekly and the final clean is included.
Reservation fee:
30 %
Pay balance 6 weeks before arrival
Refundable security deposit:
250.00£ 177.55$ 277.40
Final cleaning:
Included in the price
Payment methods accepted:
Paypal, Bank transfer
Before paying, call the owner to confirm payment details
Notes:
There is a €250 refundable damage deposit which will be returned as soon as the property is vacated. A welcome pack comprising of bread,water,milk,coffee,t bags,wine and beer is included to start your holiday off.
The pool will be cleaned twice weekly and the final clean is included.

Booking calendar

Change over day: Weekends

Reviews for this villa in Calahonda

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Living up to the expectations

Brenda and Bob are really the kindest people. Their house is really great. All communications, transactions and requests went smooth. You can book this villa with confidence.
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Thank you Ruud! It was great meeting you and your lovely family and so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Mariposa. We hope to see you again in Calahonda at some point.
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August 2014 Holiday

Had a wonderful and memorable holiday. Casa Mariposa is a lovely villa, extremely spacious and well furnished. Brenda & Bob made us feel very welcome and were able to advise on places to see, restaurants, beaches etc. The grounds of the villa are well established and provide a relaxing and secluded setting within a private area and yet only minutes away from beaches and all amenities. The terrace is well furnished for that outdoor comfort when required and the pool and garden were brilliant for the adults and our 2 grandchildren. We could not have made a better choice.
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Thank you Malcolm & Irene for your very kind review. It was lovely meeting you and your delightful family and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Casa Mariposa. Hope to see you in Calahonda again.
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june 2013 holiday

Just returned from ten days in Villa Mariposa. Brenda and Bob were perfect hosts and it was lovely to recieve a well stocked welcome basket. Villa was well equipped and spotlessly clean.Villa was peaceful yet within 15 mins walk of bars and restaurants. Would definately go back again and would recommend to anyone. We were two adults and three teenagers. Beds were really comfortable too and wifi a real bonus.
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Excellent villa to rent

Excellent property to rent for a family or a group of friends wishing to holiday together. Owners always on hand to answer any queries but not intrusive. Lot of places to visit. Would definitely return.
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Great villa

Great villa and a great area if you like a quiet place for your holiday. The only minus was that lack of Internet, but that should have been taken care of now. The owners lives nearby and fix any smallest issue almost before you even knew you had them.
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Peace & Tranquility

We have stayed in villas all around spain every year since 1999. We have not however found one we would both like to return to, until now. That has now changed and we honestly believe we will return to Casa Mariposa. It simply ticked all of our boxes. Brenda & Bob are genuine friendly hosts who do not get in your way unless you need them, we didn't need them as everything about the holiday was fantastic. The Villa is extremely spacious and well presented and its position could not be better. Far enough to be peaceful but close enough to walk to a number of restaurants. The Villa is not overlooked and with a security automatic gate (opened by "the zapper") makes you feel very safe. Within 10 mins drive of the villa you can be at hundreds of eating establishments so choice is really good. Basically if you want to book a villa in a very nice area of Spain and know you are going to have a good time then this is the place. Many thanks to Brenda & Bob
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