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View-of-Mijas-PuebloTHERE are two main types of tourist who visit Mijas pueblo. The ‘watch-everything-through-your-camera-lens type’ and the others, who try and avoid them at all costs. The latter spend their days seeking out authenticity, while the former are so eager to document everything going on and tick boxes that they often forget to actually enjoy themselves.

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Cádiz 1Cádiz, they say, is Europe’s oldest city. There are those who disagree but either way, it’s old. Columbus set out from here twice on his voyages to the New World. Built on a narrow spit of land, Cadiz is accessed by a single road over the sea, which gives it a magical air. The city's golden age was during the 18th century and this is evident in the architecture of its rambling old town, a maze of lanes and broader streets. Bars, cafes and many of the shops have a wonderful ‘vintage’ feel to them.

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El AcebuchalOne of the most beautiful and hidden villages in the Axarquia. The lost village of El Acebuchal.

There are various names associated with the village of El Acebuchal – “the Lost Village” and “the Ghost Village – el Pueblo Fantasma,” are the two that seem to be most commonly used.  

Today, Acebuchal is an exceptionally beautiful hamlet situated right in the heart of the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park. It sits almost on the border between Frigiliana and Competa

If staying in the area you couldn't hope for a better day trip. Spectacular scenery, great food and village that is most definitely ‘lost’ in time.

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map of costa del sol spainMost Scandinavians and those who call the United Kingdom home have been to Mediterranean at least once while growing up. A rainy summer with cold waters is not the ideal holiday for your average person. When we had the opportunity to buy a home from home we did our research and found Spain to be the perfect place for us to invest. While northern Spain has much to offer we found that Costa del Sol, in the far southern portions of Spain, to offer more to more people. Since our home from home would also double as a self-catering holiday rental home when we were not there, Costa del Sol was the perfect match for us. The only question now: where should we buy?

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4 out of 25 landmarks in SpainTrip Advisor just released their 2013 Top Landmarks in the World, as voted by travelers. Out of the many countries to visit to see them all, you will be able to scratch the most amounts of them off the list by going to Spain. With 4 out of the top 25 locations being in Spain, you are in luck. Even better news is that 3 out of the 4 are located less than 2.5 hours’ drive from our self-catering holiday rental homes in La Cala de Mijas. So what are you waiting for? Make sure your next trip to Costa del Sol is not just another beach holiday. 

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Welcome to our Homes


Thank you for your interest in our Two Vacation Rentals in La Cala de Mijas, Spain. Both are in the same complex, have private Jacuzzis on the terrace, 28000 square meters of Sub-Tropical gardens, 2 saltwater Swimming Pools, and all within walking distance to the beach!

About Us

about us

Sophie and Einar are the proud owners of Spanish Vacation Rental's 2 holiday homes in La Cala de Mijas. They are born and raised in Scandinavia, but currently reside in the US. 

Where are we?

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Our 2 Vacation Rental homes are located in La Cala de Mijas on Costa del Sol in southern Spain. La Cala is an old fishing village, with tons of charm, cobblestone streets, Moore ruins, an excellent "Blue Flag"-rated Beach and Restaurants from around the world