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Holidaying here since 2017

We have been coming here since 2017, only interrupted by COVID! It is peaceful and charming, and the pool is a great boon, Both cottages have advantages. Off season, Olivos has a fire, and magnificent views, or lovely if you are a non swimmer. Limones is also lovely and next to the pool. You could not wish for a better host than Maureen. We will be re-booking!

 Megan, Bedfordshire. June 2022


Lovely pool

The perfect spot for our first trip abroad. Los Olivos was comfortable and well equipped for a self catering holiday, Maureen supplied us with a welcome pack which was a great start. Fantastic views of the surrounding hills and countryside and very quiet too. You can use the lovely pool adjoining Casa Limones. Once on the main road there are plenty of places to visit within a reasonable drive including Mijas Pueblo, Marbella and Mijas Costa. Maureen was a great hostess and there is plenty of local information available in the cottage.

Carole, Enfield. June 2022


Perfect rural getaway

Los Olivos has the most amazing view across the valley and we’ve loved watching the sun change the mountains from dusty pink to a lush green from the terrace. It’s the
perfect rural getaway, secluded and private but a short drive away to well-equipped shops. Maureen is the perfect host and has thought of everything to help you to relax into a comfortable stay in her gorgeous finca. The gardens and pool are immaculate and we’ve enjoyed the company of her gentle and friendly dog. We can’t wait to visit again soon!

Ellen, Oxford. May 2022


Soaring eagles above the hills

We stayed in Los Olivos. An idyllic setting with delightful scenes of soaring eagles high above the Andalusian hills and colourful spring flowers opening up in the sun amongst the olive trees. Ideal to have a swimming pool to dip into across the road and then retreat to our own space to contemplate and enjoy the magnificent sunsets.

Liz, Amsterdam. April 2022


The changing light on the mountains

Absolutely wonderful to be able to travel properly again after the last two difficult covid years…. we stayed in Los Olivos and this little corner of Andalucia was absolutely perfect for us. Maureen has thought of just about everything. The houses, the pool and gardens are beautifully maintained and the reality truly matches the photos. The coast is rather busy but it’s lovely to explore the white hillside villages and then come home, have a dip in the pool, sit on the terrace with amazing views, sip something cool and and watch the
light changing on the mountains. Simply idyllic!

Heather, Cognac France. September 2021


Idyllic and so very relaxing

“We had a great stay here in Los Olivos. The cottage is just as wonderful as everyone else has said in previous reviews and Maureen has thought of everything anyone might need. The pool and gardens are lovely and of course the views are incredible. Highly recommended.”

Date of stay: September 2021


Simply Stunning

A beautiful, peaceful retreat away from the hustle and
bustle of the main resorts but within easy reach of many
popular attractions. The pictures don’t do this place justice,
it has to be seen to be believed! Maureen is an excellent
host and the cottages are fully equipped with everything
you need to enjoy a relaxing, refreshing holiday. We loved
watching the sun set over the mountains each evening with
a glass of wine and looking out for local wildlife. We
returned home feeling rested and relaxed and keen to
return again in the future.

 September 2019


Beautiful Retreat

A beautiful, peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the
main resorts but within easy reach of many popular attractions. The
pictures don’t do this place justice, it has to be seen to be believed!
Maureen is an excellent host and the cottages are fully equipped
with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing, refreshing holiday. We loved watching the sun set over the mountains each evening with a glass of wine and looking out for local wildlife. We returned feeling rested and relaxed and keen to return next year.

September 2019


Amazing Cottages with Superb Views

A superb location with wonderful views and fantastic
accommodation. My husband and I were lucky enough to
stay in both cottages and both were delightful. The
swimming pool and garden is a real bonus and is beautiful.
The host Maureen is very helpful and provides a useful
complementary welcome pack which is a lovely touch.
There are 2 lovely boxer dogs Rosy and Bobby who are so
welcoming and well behaved. It really was a pleasure to
stay in the cottages, you really do not want to leave this
little piece of paradise. Thank you Maureen.

August 2019


Who could ask for anything more

After visiting Casa Limones and staying in the Olivos
cottage for 15 years we said goodbye this August – not that
it lacked anything! On the contrary! The years are catching
up with us and our trip from New York, but we recommend
this beautiful cottage, so conveniently situated halfway
between all those amazing beaches and the mountain
towns including, of course, Mijas Pueblo itself. We have
been delighted with every aspect of this property, whether
it means watching the countless changing scenes the
mountains assume every day or the wonderful care
Maureen takes for every aspect of the ideal get-away. Don’t
wait to book – we would if we could!

August 2019


Tranquil mountain hidaway

This is the perfect hideaway for those couples wanting
privacy…the views are stunning and the night sky is
something to behold…The finca is beautiful…cosy and
comfortable full of rustic charm….exactly what we were
looking for. The only downside was the pool wasn’t
heated…we’d have loved to have used it. Maureen was
very welcoming but allowed us our privacy to enjoy our

April 2019


Christmas at Los Olivos

A great Christmas escape without having to travel too far
to find a milder climate. A lovely peaceful location with
stunning views. Cottage is well presented and comfortable.
Good location to reach Mijas, Marbella, Malaga and Ronda –
a little further afield. Maureen was very helpful and always
replied quickly.

December 2018


Charming, Serene and Perfectly Formed

We found this little gem by accident but so glad that we did! After a 30 minute drive from the Airport following the simple directions that Maureen the owner sent to us, we arrived at our charming accommodation and were greeted by our host and her two lovely, friendly boxer dogs, Bobby and Rosie. Maureen is the true professional and leaves her guests to do their own thing yet is always at hand with a friendly smile if there is a need for assistance.

The amenities at Casa Limones are perfectly adequate with a great shower, large Fridge Freezer, very comfy bed and views to match that of any high-end Hotel but with the added bonus of no loud families, lovely silent evenings and the freedom to come and go as one pleases. The perfect place to re-charge the batteries.

It is located just 15 minutes drive from the charming sea side town of La Cala with its great restaurants and charming shops. Fuengirola is only another 15 minutes drive away with Marbella the next large town along the coast line. Mijas is also a must see town nestled in the Spanish hill side and again, just a 10 minute drive away. Within a couple of days we had a great routine worked out and settled into our wonderful, peaceful, Holiday. Short simple drives to great towns and villages then back to our gorgeous little bolt hole for a glass of wine on the terrace to watch the sun go down…. Perfect!…Just Perfect!!

October 2018


Delightful place

We stayed in one of the two one bedroom villas at this peaceful venue. Our villa was well equipped and gave us three different areas to sit outside to eat or enjoy the stunning views and spectacular night sky. The shared pool area was beautifully landscaped giving privacy to each couple.

While there we took advantage of the proximity to Malaga, Marbella and Fuengirola all of which are well worth visiting.

Maureen was a lovely friendly host who gave us the space and peace we were looking for.

We highly recommend this venue if you just want to chill out and relax

August 26, 2018


A wonderful week was had by all

This was our second visit to these wonderful little cottages had Casa Limones in 2013? and returned this year to Los Olivos. Maureen made us most welcome, she often asks what you would like in a welcome pack, to which she obliges to the closest requested. We chose Los Olives this time for the never ending views across the mountains where we watched glorious sunsets with a glass or two of a perfect Tempranillo, we managed to explore some of the local restaurants in both Mijas and the surrounding area, a car is required for a stay here, but, ours was only used in the late afternoon and evening I will be returning as it is the perfect place to recharge the batteries, might even try a winter month next time

June 2018


What a wonderful relaxing peaceful place for a holiday. The accommodation is delightful, and the host was extremely helpful. We’ll definitely be returning.

-Bridget, Lincoln
Jun 2018


Wonderful in all ways. Exactly what we expect from an Alastair Sawday’s recommendation. Maureen is the perfect host and owner. Thoroughly recommend if you want a remote chilled out experience

May 2018
-Malcolm and Jill, Durham


September 2017
Would return in a flash! – Tripadvisor

Great few days with a friend in this lovely cottage with stunning views. Great pool just shared with two other people and three terraces. Easy to get to and to travel to other places. We cooked outside on electric grill most nights. Maureen was very helpful and hospitable.


August 2017
A beautiful retreat in the hills! – Tripadvisor

The pool is wonderful, the views over the hills stunning and the cottage a cool retreat from the heat. Maureen is an excellent host and we would highly recommend spending as much time as possible enjoying this rustic home from home.


July 2017
Wonderful week at Casa Limones! – Tripadvisor

We returned yesterday from the most relaxing time spent at Casa Limones. A great hideaway in the Andalusian countryside with stunning views…..Simply beautiful.
The pool, the views, the weather all made it very difficult to leave to explore the area but when we did we found some lovely places to visit and enjoyed some great food. Highly recommend Casa Limones for a peaceful, truly relaxing stay.


July 2017
Relax and Enjoy! – Tripadvisor

I spotted these cottages on the Sawdays website, and we had Los Olivos for a week, and Casa Limones for the second! Maureen was very helpful with queries. Both cottages have pros and cons. Los Olivos with its fire would be lovely for the winter months, and it has great sweeping views. If you are a swimmer being next to the pool is great though! We had it all to ourselves the second week as the other couple were not swimmers methinks. I fell in love with Bobby the boxer, sob. The cats are very interesting too. A great place to recharge the batteries and unwind. We don’t often go back to the same place, but we may do – perhaps for a Spring break. A great choice!


July 2017
Wonderful pool! – Sawdays

The pool is wonderful, the views over the hills stunning and the cottage a cool retreat from the heat. Maureen is an excellent host and we would highly recommend spending as much time as possible enjoying this rustic home from home.


MAY 2017
Great little get-away -Tripadvisor

We have just arrived back to the UK from Casa Limones! What a great little find, absolutely beautiful and the views are amazing. Maureen was an excellent host, so friendly and helpful. The cottage is kitted out with everything you will need, including refreshments for when you first arrive, which I thought was a lovely touch. The beach is only about a 10/15 minute drive away, as is the main town/restaurants. All in all a great holiday and would definitely recommend!


MAY 2017

We had a wonderful week at this lovely place. The cottage was very comfortable, the views are outstanding and it was a real home from home for us.We’d never been to Spain before but will definitely be back to Casa Limones!


MARCH 2017
GREAT ESCAPE! – Sawday’s

“Great to escape the British weather in the middle of March! Wonderful location and special views with easy access to surrounding towns and great beaches. Maureen is very helpful if required and there is everything on hand at the cottage for every eventuality, really peaceful for a relaxing break, great value for money. Highly recommend, we also had fab weather, want to return for those hot balmy evenings and sunsets that we’ve yet to experience here.”


MAY 2016

“We had a very happy eight days at Casa Limones. Highlights were the Andalucian sun warming the terrace where we ate our meals, the sparkling pool, the views across the rugged hills and the distant sea, and the privacy. This property is ideal for a couple wanting time together, just to read and relax. We loved the silence, broken only by the breeze and the birdsong. Maureen is an ideal host, warm and friendly but never intrusive (she lives next door). Her two dogs and two cats like to meet the guests and we soon got used to them. In short, idyllic.”


“A truly great little find which had everything we needed, in a stunning location. Comfortable, welcoming and characterful. No hesitation in recommending this wonderful place to all lovers of a peaceful Andalucía.”


“We have just returned from a most restful break in Casa Limones which is situated in a peaceful spot overlooking the mountains and coastline. The cottage was very clean and we had the pool to ourselves to enjoy refreshing swims during the hot weather. Restaurants and places of interest are close by – this is an ideal location with plenty of options for eating and sightseeing. Maureen is very friendly and helpful and provides a warm welcome for her guests, her welcome pack was much appreciated and most thoughtful. I definitely recommend Casa Limones for a relaxing vacation.”

“Fantastic holiday, we can’t wait to go back!!!!!!”

Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had a wonderful holiday at Casa Limones and Los Olivios in early July. We are two couples and so we had both cottages, it was really great chilling out around the pool together and having a dip any time we fancied it ….. The cottages are in the mountains, and you needed a car, but it is really easy to get to local towns and beaches, directions to the cottages given from airport,
were really clear. There are amazing views from both cottages, all windows actually!!!! The cottages are very well resourced and had everything we wanted, the welcome pack and basic food items provided was brilliant Maureen was very helpful, answering our questions before we went and a book provided in the cottages had good ideas for local trips whilst we were there. She was also around nearby if needed. We stayed in Malaga for one night before our holiday and visited the marina, Cathedral and Moorish Alhambra, which was a great start to a fantastic holiday. We were very lucky that the weather was great for most of our week, we went to local beaches and restaurants and ate outside for all our meals, it was such a relaxing and chilled out holiday. Most previous guests in the visitors book have been many times and we too will definitely go back again soon. Thank you Maureen, Stayed July 2016, traveled as a couple

“Beautifully relaxing!”

Reviewed July 15, 2016

We had the most wonderful stay here in this beautiful place, and Maureen was such a wonderful and friendly host! On arrival we were greeted by Maureen, who showed us to our cottage (Los Olivos), which had everything we needed for our stay. She made us feel very welcome and even made us a lovely welcome hamper, the perfect thing to arrive to after our journey, so we didn’t have to rush to the supermarket straight away. The guest book inside the cottage had many recommendations for places to eat and visit nearby, and helpfully listed everything from the nearest supermarket to local shopping and pharmacy etc. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to relax by the pool and take in the stunning views with a glass of wine and a good book. We enjoyed many a lovely evening cooking on the BBQ and dining outside in the company of Maureen’s pets Oscar the cat and Bobby the dog, both lovely friendly animals and very well behaved. We hired a car so we could drive from the airport, which was an easy drive following Maureen’s instructions. It was also helpful to have the car as this is a rural location, and we could drive easily to the supermarket, which wasn’t far, and also to surrounding towns and beaches. We enjoyed visiting the nearby town of Ronda, beaches, and El Torcal, a beautiful nature reserve with great walking trails, views, and a cafe at the end. This really was the perfect holiday and I thoroughly recommend to all! We will definitely be coming back soon!

“Simply superb!”

Reviewed July 4, 2016

Perfect location for relaxing and getting away from everything, can’t believe it’s just over half an hour from Malaga airport. The view from the verandah at Los Olivos is simply stunning, hardly another villa in sight, and sunsets behind the mountains add a special magic. We watched several raptors circling in the sky and many swifts. The swimming pool across the (quiet) road has similarly great views and is perfect for a day’s sunbathing. So many nice touches, from the welcome pack to neatly folded pool towels. Great location for days out too. Ronda, Mijas and Alhambra were on our itinerary and easily reached in an hour or two. Shopping was a doddle in a nearby supermarket where the food was of a good quality. We ate very well. The helpful file of local attractions and services had the added benefit of removable pages to take with you, brilliant idea. Our host was very approachable and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, and patiently answered our questions during booking and before arrival.

“You must go here!”

Reviewed June 8, 2016

Enjoyed our few days here in May. Fantastic weather which we could enjoy right up to the sun set thanks to the hill top location – loved the stunning 360 degree views. The beautiful, cosy cottage which was perfect for our needs. The nearby village of Mijas is very pretty and a trip to Ronda is highly recommended. Maureen is lovely and helpful but also leaves you to your privacy so you feel like you’re in your own private hideaway. The highlight, however, has to be the gorgeous friendly boxer dogs who we very much wanted to take home with us! Would highly recommend to anyone and look forward to a second visit!
Stayed May 2016, traveled as a couple

“Aaaand relax”

Reviewed January 13, 2016

A lovely out of the way gem. In a quiet spot where you are left alone with your thoughts. Beautiful views and sunsets. The only sounds are the bells on the sheep flock and the gentle breezes through the olive trees. Handy for the beach one way and the mountains the other (great for cycling and mountain climbing). It’s the ideal setting to press the ‘reset’ button and think about life. Also Maureen is a gracious host. She left us lots of treats and goodies in our Welcome Package. I miss this place.
Stayed January 2016, traveled as a couple


“The newly opened Caminito del Rey just over an hours drive away is a must! ….. this spectacular country walk and walkway along the El Chorro ravine can be pre-booked online.”

New Boardwalk

Caminito del Rey


Caminito del Rey

New Boardwalk

Caminito del Rey


Caminito del Rey

New Boardwalk

Caminito del Rey

New Boardwalk

Caminito del Rey

Trip Advisor Reviews 2015

“Perfect getaway”

Reviewed  January 6,  2016

Loved our stay in Limones! Perfect location with the most wonderful views! The cottage is small but all the facilities are there. We were traveling with a 2 month old and Maureen provided a cot and a little bath for the baby for us! If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature, don’t hesitate! Book!

“Third visit”

Reviewed October 28, 2015

Happy to return and find Casa Limones and the surrounding area remains as delightful, peaceful and unspoiled as before. Perfect as a great base for exploring and walking in the coastal Sierras or simply chilling out by the pool. The host and her four-legged companions do everything to make your stay enjoyable. Check out the new coastal walk linking La Cala Mijas to Calahonda or, if venturing further, the view from Pico Reales near Estepona is stunning.

“Return visit to Casa Limones”

Stayed September 2015, traveled as a couple

This was our second visit to Casa Limones – and it didn’t disappoint. The cottage is set in such beautiful surroundings and is calm, peaceful and very relaxing. Both the pool and the cottage are well kept and clean and it’s lovely to just spend time relaxing as you can really switch off and unwind. The owner, Maureen, is extremely helpful and considerate (the welcome pack on arrival is a thoughtful touch) and Bobby the boxer dog is beautifully behaved and a pleasure to have around. We have already booked a return visit to this little oasis in the Andalucian hills.

“The perfect retreat for rewinding”

Stayed September 2015

Arrived at Casa Limones after a busy week sight seeing in Seville. After the busy streets of the city this was going to be a huge contrast. Having collected a few essentials from the supermarket we arrived to be met by Maureen and Bobby the Boxer dog. We melted into the atmosphere immediately. Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, sunshine, a pool to cool down in and wine in the fridge. We found it very difficult to stay away all week and although we made a couple of trips out, we couldn’t wait to return. A nearby town was all we needed to source fabulous ingredients for home cooking. Using the grill outside, we created fabulous meals every night and ate under the stars.

Maureen, the owner made us feel very welcome and tended to our needs (not that there were many as we had everything we needed and more). The cottage was very comfortable and clean. The pool and garden were delightful and few steps away from Casa Limones which was our home for the week.

It has been many years since we have relaxed so easily. An ideal place to recharge and forget the worries of the world. Read a book or two, swim the pool, gaze at the stars and enjoy the mountain views. We will certainly return to this great little paradise.

“Simply amazing.”

Reviewed August 9, 2015

Casa Limones is part of a two cottage complex (the other being Los Olivos) that is completed with a shared pool.

No amount of superlatives or adjectives could be used to describe this place. It is, simply put, amazing.

On arrival, you are provided with a lovely welcome pack which is arranged through communication with the owner prior to arriving. It’s the small touches that make such a big difference.

The cottage is a beautiful white finca with a kitchen / lounge and double bedroom with air conditioning. It perfectly met our requirements for the week and would be difficult to improve upon. Being located next to the pool served as an advantage to us as it was a short walk from the pool area back into the air conditioned sanctuary of the cottage – offering the opportunity to cool down and have a break from the sun.

The pool and surrounding area is immaculate. Cleaned daily by the attentive owner, Maureen, the pool is a lovely place to unwind and escape the heat of the sun. The gardens, like the rest of the areas, are extremely well kept.

There is only one way to appreciate the magnificence of this place and that is to come and stay. We will definitely be back.

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple

“Wonderful experience.”

Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Los Olivos. I can recommend holidaying there.The scenery and views are stunning! The cottage is spotless and very well equipped. A welcome pack awaited us on our arrival, which was perfect until we were able to get to the supermarket. I could not recommend Casa Limones & Los Olivos highly enough. It’s relaxing, with amazing views and we had a wonderful time.

Stayed June 2015, traveled with family

“To put it simply….a fabulous place!”

Reviewed June 23, 2015

An amazing villa situated amongst stunning hills. Directions to our destination were easy to follow and revealed a a rustic pleasure with a modern twist beautifully put together by the welcoming Maureen. A truly thoughtful service with a food and drinks welcome pack, towels by the pool and recommendations for the best restaurants, beaches and sites to visit in the locality. Excellent Wifi connection and OMG what a comfortable king sized bed in the bedroom with a powerful AC and overhead rotating fan. Early morning light thankfully was blocked out by traditional interior wooden screens on the windows and as a result I woke when I needed to and not when sunrise dictated so. Poolside was a dream with the privacy it afforded us. The views were a dream when dining al fresco. And for the first time in many years, I didn’t end up covered in mosquito bites despite the greenery and still pool water. Lounging by the pool was an even greater pleasure when interrupted by the boisterous Bobby the boxer, play fighting with the neighbours’ dog and the oh so friendly Oscar the long haired fluffy cat….what a darling moggy. Having had the chance to view the neighbouring property of Los Olivos, I can truly say that both villas would be a great way for couples who know each other to holiday together but you would need to be ahead of the queue to book both of them at the same time. Demand is high for these beautiful properties. We will be back. Fantastic set up. Thank you Maureen.X

Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple

“Los Olivos – Total bliss”

Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have just returned from a blissful ten day break in Los Olivos, a lovely cottage in La Atalaya/ Mijas Costa in Andalucian Spain. The vistas of the mountain ridge from here are stunning, perfect for gazing upon as you sip your Sangria at any time of day, sun-up to sunset, from under the shade of the veranda or the warmth of the sunbeds.

The cottage itself has been built with authentic Spanish style to make it more than just a base for touring to other locations. Designed for just two guests in either cottage you can spend the day relaxing around the cool, clean pool admiring the landscaped oasis with a variety of cacti and palms on one side and the mountainscape on the other.

Your host, Maureen, has a friendly, very well behaved dog that you may see a few times over the duration of your stay.

The cottage is situated near numerous villages and beach venues so there are plenty of places to visit, though none are within walking distance so a car is essential. There are plenty of excellent recommendations from Maureen for daytime and evening in the cottage info book. Local beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, etc are all covered.

Being up in the mountains Los Olivos is a climb for vehicles so I would recommend nothing smaller than a 1.4 litre engine when hiring and you should be able to do any touring in the area without any problems.

The directions given to Los Olivos and Casa Limones, its twin, are the best ones to follow as the SatNav would not find it first time due to its rural setting but once there and location saved will be fine.

Overall we found it the most relaxing of locations to spend our holiday and will most certainly be returning.

Stayed June 2015, traveled as a couple

“Hidden Gem”

Reviewed May 25, 2015

We spent ten days in Los Olivos

In May. I can honestly say it was the most relaxing holiday we ever had. So private, stunning views over looking the olive groves. The little Finca was perfect. So cute & cosy with everything we needed at hand. Our stay was made all the more enjoyable by Bobby the boxer joining us for alfresco breakfast each morning!

Maureen has really thought of everything!

We have wonderful memories from our time there & I have a feeling we will go back soon…. A little piece of paradise away from this crazy busy world! I miss that little Finca!

“Fabulous week, stunning location”

Reviewed May 24, 2015

We spent a well earned week at Casa Limones and were not disappointed… Peaceful with a view that you would never tire of, it was just what we needed. Lovely little cottage and pool, can’t wait to return..

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple

“A little bit of paradise”

Reviewed April 29, 2015

We loved this place so much that we have come back a second time! Maureen is a wonderful hostess, and has set up both these cottages beautifully.

We have stayed in both, and they are lovely. Both have their own charms, and we can’t decide which one we prefer.

The pool is is very relaxing, and has lovely views over the hills, and the location is perfect for exploring the area.

This could be our last visit for a while though, as our baby daughter is 6 months old and the setup here is better for couples, rather than young children. But we will be back!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple

Trip Advisor Reviews 2014

“Sssssshhhhhh x”

Reviewed October 13, 2014

What an amazing place. Thank you to Maureen, Bobby and the lovely little Bella, for making our stay everything we wished for. 

We stayed at Casa Limones a beautiful little cottage off the beaten track. The Casa has everything you need for a peaceful, quiet, relaxing break. One bedroom, with a big comfortable bed, a bathroom with a shower and a cosy living/kitchen space.

Outside there is a pool, sun loungers (which Maureen supplies towels for x) and three terraced areas where you can relax and soak in the views, one of which has a sea view and the other is perfect for watching the breathtaking sun sets – amazing. 

Although I mentioned being off the beaten track, you are within driving distance 20 mins or so from Mijas, 10 or so to Fuengirola and lots of other places worth a visit, but I’ll let you explore those.

I can’t recommend this place enough, its perfect for couples who want and need a bit of shush time, Maureen has got this so right and is very helpful, but at the same time acknowledges your privacy and does not intrude at all. Thank you Maureen we will be back. xx

P.s – thought I should mention, Bobby and Bella are bouncy friendly boxer dogs so much fun and great to have a round. Oh and another bonus, Maureen very kindly supplies you with a welcome pack – perfect. Go on give it a try you know you want too. xx

“The most beautiful view”

Reviewed October 2014

We stayed at Los Olivos at the end of September so I am a little late posting my review. The little villas are set in the mountains and you feel like you are miles away from everything. Actually Mijas is only a short drive. We also visited Marbella and Grenada and Ronda whilst we were there.. There is lots more to see but we found it hard to tear our selfs away from the view from los Olivos.We could have spent our whole holiday looking at the amazing view over the mountains. We enjoyed the visits from the dogs and watching the goatherd moving his sheep and goats across the mountain paths with the help of car service brooklyn to newark. Hope to be back next year.

“Wonderful stay in Casa Limones”

Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner and I spent a week in Casa Limones, our first visit there and definitely not the last. The cottage is lovely, and the owner Maureen had thoughtfully left us some provisions on arrival such as milk, coffee and most importantly a bottle of wine. The views from the cottage are stunning, you feel off the beaten track and yet there are so many places to visit within easy driving distance. Bobby and Bella, Maureen’s Boxer dogs, were very well behaved and lovely to spend time with. The pool area and swimming pool are kept nice and clean and are perfect for lazy days. I can’t wait to go back next year!

“Second Year”

Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our second visit to Casa Limones, Casa very clean and a good welcome pack. Lovely to meet Bobby again, and the new addition Bella. Weather great.Maureen very helpful. Pool lovely to cool off in. Track to Casa was being concreted while we were there. Now Bella where’s my flip flop!

“Perfect peace.”

Reviewed September 17, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful week at Casa Limones in late August. The property was just what we wanted – spotlessly clean, so many wonderful little details to make our stay comfortable.

The thoughtful and welcoming Maureen along with Bobby and then new addition to the ‘team’ Bella, certainly charmed us both. This property has been well thought out with 3 seating areas – shade, view and pool side and only a short drive from the coast or wee white villages.

We will certainly be returning and look forward to more time spent relaxing, enjoying the views, and simply lazing in the pool.

Don’t miss the local fruit and veg from the nearby garden center, do visit Mijas Pueblo and take a little time to explore the ‘old town’ in both Malaga and Marbella.

“Stunning retreat”

Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a fantastic two week break in casa. We wanted a quiet place and that’s what we got. We were warmly welcomed by Maureen the owner and Bobby her friendly boxer dog. The welcome pack was excellent. The cottage overlooks 365 degrees of mountain views. Everything we wanted for perfect getta way so perfect for couples. the pool was lovely and relaxing. The terraces are very spacious so we had lots of areas to look at the moutains or read a book. Alfresco in the evening was splendid. We were greated each morning by Bobby who we took a shine to. He is very friendly and we took him for many walks which we found therapeutic. We also met Maureen’s new puppy Bella, who was so cute. We particularly enjoyed our trip to ronda. Stunning place. Overall we would highly recommend casa for couples who want a tranquil holiday away from hussle and bussle. Maureen was very helpful if needing anything. We will certainly visit again. Brilliant holiday yvonne & Andy chesterfield.

“a real gem”

Reviewed August 10, 2014

Los Olivos is the perfect place for a quiet get way, a truly relaxing environment with spectacular surroundings. The pool was refreshing and clean; the cottage tastefully decorated and Bobby was always a pleasant visitor- especially at BBQ time. Maureen is very helpful and went out of her way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Her recommendations of beaches and day trips are perfect. We will recommend the place to all of our friends and family-perfect!

“Happy Holiday”

Reviewed August 1, 2014

We’re just recently back from a very happy stay at Los Olivos. Felt said to say goodbye. 
Highlights included: 
delicious meals thanks to my husband with stunning sunset views over the mountains (why does food taste so much better outdoors?!), 
the lovely company of Bobby the dog and Oscar the cat who are both very welcoming, 
sipping beautiful wine under the stars at bargain prices from the local supermarkets. We made good evening use of the sun loungers by spotting some shooting stars at night – very special memories thank you. 
The pool is wonderful – refreshing in the day, lovely to lie on lilos and read our books, and got so warm by evening it almost felt like a giant soothing bath tub! 
Maureen looked after us with the welcome drinks and snacks and helped us to give instructions to the breakdown man sent by the car hire company.

New Boardwalk

The new 6 km long boardwalk from La Cala – Peurto Cabopino is now open, elevated around rocky headlands it makes a lovely walk out of season along deserted beaches, there are a few beach bars along the way to stop for a fresh seafood lunch and enjoy the warm winter sunshine.

Newly concreted this year is the lane to Casa Limones and Los Olivos

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

“A perfect getaway in the Mountains”
 Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stay at Casa Limone and it was just what we were looking for. Clean, comfortable accommodation with great facilities in a tranquil setting. You get the best of both worlds, peace and quiet, privacy, a truly relaxing environment, beautiful scenery and you’re well located to reach Mijas Town in 20 minutes, the coast/beaches in 20 minutes, the coast/beaches in 20 minutes, walks in 10 minutes as well as being well placed to visit Ronda, Nerja and more. Maureen is there if you need anything and very discreet if you want to be left in peace. Beano & Bobby are lovely company (Boxers!). You have everything you need in your own private setting. We will be returning and would highly recommend.

“Casa Limones is beside the pool and Los Olivos has surrounding mountain scenery and a superking sized bed – not much to choose between both cottages, they are both lovely!” (Daniels91)

Rita B
London, United Kingdom


If you want to get away from the hub bub of the usual holiday destinations then this is the place for you! From the very start when we were met by the delightful owner Maureen it was a holiday to remember. The views are magnificent and it is a truly tranquil place to relax either by the pool during the day or the terrace of Casa Limones sipping wine and taking in the wonderful surroundings. We were surprised at the welcome pack including a bottle of cava waiting for us and how comfortable the accommodation was. If you want to drag yourself away from all of this, Maureen’s extensive welcome book gave us lots of good advice of places to visit and she was always available to offer good advice and her lovely dogs Beano and Bobby who are so well behaved were a joy. The most relaxing holiday we have had for a very long time and we will definitely return!

Room Tip: Both Casa Limones or Los Olivos have spectacular views and are both very private.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends

  •    5 of 5 stars    Value
  •    5 0f 5 stars    Location
  •    5 of 5 stars    Sleep Quality
  •    5 0f 5 stars     Rooms
  •    5 of 5 stars     Cleanliness
  •    5 of 5 stars     Service

“Great relaxing holiday!”

5 of 5 stars

We wished for a week of sun & relaxation, easily accessible and easy on the bank balance, Los Olivos delivered in every way.

Just a 40min drive from Malaga, with excellent directions from Maureen (the owner), we wound our way up through the hills to Mijas, a beautiful Spanish town with amazing views of the coastline.

Upon arrival we were greeted by two friendly boxers (Bobby & Beano), who turned out to be cracking company for our entire stay.

Maureen has really thought through what you’d need to make Los Olivos a home from home, it has everything you need, and if you can’t find it the welcome pack certainly tells you where you can.

We spent our week relaxing on the sun loungers, and BBQing during sunset, a perfect way to unwind from the madness of London.

We’ll definitely be going back sometime soon.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple

  • 5 of 5 stars Value
  • 5 of 5 stars Location
  • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
  • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
  • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 of 5 stars Service

Alice C
Ormskirk, United Kingdom

“Magnificent minimooning!”

5 of 5 stars

This was our second visit to Casa Limones and we loved it just as much as the first. It was the perfect way to spend the week after our wedding, reflecting on happy memories whilst relaxing in the most beautiful surroundings. Casa Limones is perfect for couples; it has everything you need and we were more than happy to spend most of our days by the pool. On this visit, we also made fabulous day trips to Sevilla and old Marbella, and the new road makes such a difference to travelling around the local area. We would recommend a decent size rental car to tackle the hills. If you’re thinking about booking, we would wholeheartedly recommend it.

Alice and Paul xx

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple

  • 5 of 5 stars Value
  • 5 of 5 stars Location
  • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
  • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
  • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 of 5 stars Service 

London, United Kingdom

“I love this place!”

5 of 5 stars

I have recently returned from spending another wonderfully relaxing week at Casa Limones. It really does have all the ingredients to enable me to switch off from the moment I arrive. So peaceful and totally tranquil. I’m already missing soaking up the sunshine and dipping into the pool.

Special thanks to Maureen, the proprietor, for yet another fantastic holiday. I’m definitely looking forward to the next visit! I love this place!

Room Tip: Either of the cottages are perfect – the website is very detailed.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo

  • 5 of 5 stars Value
  • 5 of 5 stars Location
  • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
  • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
  • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 of 5 stars Service

“The perfect chill out hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014
“Casa Limones & Los Olivos, Mijas, Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Laura H
London, United Kingdom

“Wonderful sunshine and a relaxing holiday”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I count myself lucky to have found this little gem whilst looking online for a holiday destination for my husband and I! Since e mailing Maureen, the owner, I knew we were going to have a special holiday in a beautiful location and when we arrived it was more perfect than we could have imagined. We stayed in Los Olivos which has wonderful mountain views and overlooks a typical Andlucian olive grove. Maureen made us very welcome and the little touches such as the chilled cava, beer and local delicacies in the fridge were all part of the experience.

Waking up every morning to yet another beautiful sunny day was fab as was the breakfast on the terrace overlooking the mountains. We enjoyed evening strolls from the house, using the pool and the company of Bobby and Beano the cute boxers. The accommodation itself was comfortable and the bed was super comfy (especially in my pregnant state)! All this just 45 minutes drive from Malaga airport but away from the busy hustle and bustle of the large resorts. It is simply idyllic and I am really looking forward to returning with the new baby next year.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple

  • 5 of 5 stars Value
  • 5 of 5 stars Location
  • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
  • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
  • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 of 5 stars Service

Reigate, United Kingdom

“Can’t wait to revisit”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We managed 2 trips before our first baby arrived and we had to take a break from any holidays a while. We most definitely plan to return soon as holidays are back on the menu again. I have no hesitation recommending the cottages to anyone looking for a super chilled holiday in the sun. The views are incredible. The rural location is peaceful and beautiful yet you are still perfectly located for a short drive to the beach, restaurants at the local town etc. We were big on eating out yet there is something about the cottages that makes even the most adventurous not want to leave. It allowed us to completely switch off and all we wanted to do was lazily hang out round the pool and have BBQs in the evening and take in the views.

Maureen is an exceptional host and will ensure you have everything needed for a safe and comfortable stay. We fell in love with her gorgeous dogs who would come and say Hi most days and were calm and well behaved and just provided some very welcome company whilst we relaxed in the evenings. We missed them when we were home.

Very much look forward to taking the little ones to visit some day soon. We miss the cottages and have really fond memories of our stay there. Cannot recommend highly enough, please see for yourself.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple

  • 5 of 5 stars Value
  • 5 of 5 stars Location
  • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
  • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
  • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 of 5 stars Service


Take advantage of cheap Easyjet Summer flights which are available now ! A deposit of 20% will secure your reservation on the cottage of your choice.
If you are a teacher or work in the education system and are restricted to taking your holiday during school holidays, book early to save disappointment as these weeks always get booked first.


Elviria Beach, Marbella.



These pictures were taken in January at Elviria Beach and at El Palo… Feel some warm winter sunshine with a long week-end break!…. 50GBP per night (2 people) Average February daytime temperature 16C…night time 10C… Enjoy walks along empty beaches followed by lunch ‘al fresco’ and wonder at the spectacular winter sunsets revealing views of Morocco and Gibraltar ! Take a day trip to the Alhambra at Granada or the historical mountain town of Ronda… or visit at yeti casino askgamblers and enjoy the local scenery!

Tour Of Andalucia

FEBRUARY 23rd 2014





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