We rented this amazing villa for 2 months from late March to late May. It is simply perfect. In some ways it is too nice in that visitors may not want to leave and explore the amazing Costa Tropical and Andalucia. We used the pool extensively and it was kept immaculate (without excessive chemicals). The flowers that adorn every possible location are worth a page in themselves. The outdoor kitchen is also ideal and we used the grill and outdoor fridge loads. Basically, the combination of amenities, conveniences and architectural touches coupled with the unbeatable views make this a place to which we will absolutely return.
The bedrooms (all on lower level with Master opening out to pool / Mediterranean and the other three opening out to a flower filled courtyard) are huge and private and the bathrooms are very well appointed. Ample towels (for bath and pool) were provided.
The kitchen is huge (huge fridge, two ovens and five burners) and we had many a Rioja gathered around the stove. Coffee and Espresso maker are provided!
As it started to get hotter in late May, we used the fans provided and we also used the umbrella and beach chairs for visits to the many beaches that are within 15 minutes (Don't miss La Herradura). Also, please visit the Alpujarras and Frigiliana and Nerja....Ok back to the villa. my kids are young and there are some steep steps but we did not have any problems. We love to cook and there are lemon trees, orange trees, cilantro, mint, and basil on the property!!!
Our stay at Casa Mandarina has given us so many wonderful memories. If you give it a chance, it will do the same for you!
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