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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
1  Thank Annie M
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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 activities 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
2  Thank Simon M
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Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We spent ten days in Los Olivios
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 & is there next door if you need anything.
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:)
Thank you lovely Maureen
Suzie & Bren

Stayed: May 2015, traveled as a couple
2  Thank suziedev
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Reviewed May 23, 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
1  Thank LisaandDavidG
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Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

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
1  Thank Stu_HLondon
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