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TRIPADVISOR & SAWDAY’S SPECIAL PLACES REVIEWS 2017

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 WONDERFUL WEEK! - Sawday’s

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."


TRIPADVISOR & SAWDAY’S SPECIAL PLACES REVIEWS 2016

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."



SEPTEMBER 2016

"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."



AUGUST 2016

"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



"A SPECTACULAR WALK!"

"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

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Caminito del Rey

New Boardwalk

Caminito del Rey

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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