"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."
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
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!
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.
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
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."
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Daniels91 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“Spectacular!”
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
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
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
Linda2012andearlier 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
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
1lovelucy 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