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Rancho el Patio

A private & exclusive Andalucian villa

Rancho el Patio -situated in a privileged location with extensive south views to the coast & North Africa, and to the west towards the mountains between Mijas and Marbella … all set against a backdrop of the 4,000 feet Mijas Peak and just 1.25 km below Mijas Pueblo.

For those who want complete relaxation in the privacy of their own exclusive villa yet close to all that the Costa del Sol has to offer, Rancho el Patio is your ideal choice.


  • Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (2 x doubles, 3 x twins)
  • 4 bathrooms (2 of which are ensuite), 5 x separate wc
  • Large private pool - approx. 10m x 5m with Roman style child friendly steps
  • Automatic pool cover which can help raise the the temperature of the pool when in use.
  • Poolside shower room with W/C
  • Andalucian style built-in charcoal BBQ
  • Large south facing shaded terrace with dining table to seat 12
  • Chill out area with outdoor sofas and fabulous views towards the Mediterranean and Africa in the far distance
  • Air conditioned (with heating in the winter) in all bedrooms
  • Fully fitted kitchen
  • WiFi Fiber Optic Connection (up to 300Mbps)
  • Large screen TV, Astra + Hot Bird satellite: Please see our FAQ page for information on which channels you can receive
  • DVD player
  • Sonos music system with speakers on the terrace, pool area, lounge and in the kitchen
  • Perfect for 2 families
  • Cot & highchair available (extra charge)
  • Secure off road parking for several vehicles
  • Mijas Village - 5 minutes by car
  • Fuengirola beaches - 10 minutes by car
  • Alhaurin Golf - 15 minutes by car
  • Marbella & Puerto Banus - 25 minutes by car
  • Malaga airport - 25 minutes


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Live availability: 2024: Apr 10 - May 1; Jun 1 - Jul 13; Jul 22 - Aug 9; Sep 30 - Oct 9; Oct 16 - Nov 1;

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Rental Rates

Prices shown in GB Pounds are per villa per week. Click here for Euro pricing.

Prices shown in Euro are per villa per week. Click here for GBP pricing.

Apr 2024 £2200 €2684.00
May 2024 £2750 €3355.00
June 2024 £2750 €3355.00
July & August 2024 £3650 €4453.00
September 2024 £2750 €3355.00
October 2024 £2200 €2684.00
Rental terms

All the above rates are for a maximum of 10 guests + an infant in a cot/crib (hire of cot/crib is extra) and includes: air conditioning, pool maintenance & all linen/towels (excluding pool towels). For bookings up to 10 nights the maid service will be on your day of arrival and day of departure only. Bookings for 11 nights or more will also have a mid stay linen/towel change and clean. We don't take a damage deposit, but in addition to the above rates there is a mandatory accidental damage waiver (ADW) fee of £12.50€15.25 per person, per booking. This is to cover you for any accidental damage that may occur in your property during your holiday, this will cover you up to the value of £150.00€183.00 per person. A 25% deposit is required at time of booking with the balance payable 10 weeks before occupation.

Furnished with style and flair!

Rancho el Patio is a fabulous Andalucian home decorated & furnished to a high standard, as you enter the front door you know that you have arrived somewhere special.

The entrance leads to a charming central patio with a fountain and shady palm trees, lit in the evening this is simply beautiful. Surrounding the patio are 2 of the 5 bedrooms, the spacious lounge and the dining room.

The lounge is just spectacular, an eclectic mix of old and modern - the owner of Rancho el Patio certainly has flair!

At the far end of the lounge is a comfortable seating area with a large flat screen TV, Astra & Hotbird satellite (see our FAQ for channel info) and a DVD player. In the central part of the lounge is a cosy area surrounding the working log fireplace.

The dining area & kitchen have direct access to a large shaded terrace for dining al fresco. The kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hobs (stove tops), electric oven, microwave, american style fridge freezer with ice dispenser, coffee machine, dishwasher etc. There is a separate utility room with a washer/dryer and an extra fridge (ideal for drinks).

Master Bedroom GRANADA: This spacious air conditioned bedroom is located in it's own wing has a super king size bed and TV. In this wing is an adjacent large bathroom which has a bath, a walk-in shower, twin basins and a wc. There is also a SMEG mini fridge to save you going down to the kitchen to get a cold drink.

The 2nd Bedroom on this level is called SEVILLA: this lovely air conditioned bedroom has twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a bath that has a shower-over-the-bath, twin basins and a wc.

Down a flight of stairs leads to 2 further bedrooms, these are ideally suited to a family:

Bedroom No.3 CADIZ: another spacious air conditioned bedroom with a super king size bed and direct access to the pool areas.
Bedroom No.4 MALAGA: air-conditioned, twin beds and again direct access to the pool areas.
Both these bedrooms share a family bathroom which has a bath with a shower-over-the-bath, double basins and a wc.

Up a flight of stairs from the lounge area leads to the 5th bedroom CORDOBA: a spacious air conditioned twin bedded room with an en suite bathroom which has a bath with a shower-over-the-bath, double basins and a wc. This bedroom has an adjacent lounge with an antique Indian day-bed and windows that open out onto a private terrace with a swing hammock.

Relax and enjoy the great wine & cuisine of Spain

What makes Rancho el Patio that extra bit special are the outside areas. Overlooking the pool is a large covered terrace which acts as an alfresco living room with a dining area, sofas, a chill bed and a log fire + infrared lamps for cool winter evenings.

This is a lovely area to all sit down, relax & enjoy time together sharing a BBQ'ed lunch. There is a built-in Andalucian style charcoal BBQ. Iberico pork is particularly good here and ribs in BBQ sauce is a particular favourite of mine. Fish is also plentiful and fresh, the fish & sea food counter in the supermarket at Corte Ingles has a fabulous choice. The wines of Spain are fantastic, what a better way to spend an evening than to sample different Riojas and Cavas with friends & family.

If cooking is too much like hard work there are many excellent restaurants in the area to try. Try the Venta Morena (see our guide to restaurants in Mijas) located near the entrance to Mijas golf. If I had to pick one place that I love eating at more than any other, then this is it. It is not smart or stylish but noisy and bustling and to top it all the food is fantastic and reasonably priced. On the menu my choice to start is usually either an excellent gambas pil-pil (prawns in a very, very hot garlic and chilli oil) or boquerones fritos (whitebait to you and me), followed by something from the barbacoa ... the pork ribs are to die for!

The infinity pool has child friendly Roman style steps

The centrepiece of Rancho el Patio is the large (10m x 5m) infinity pool which has easy access child friendly Roman style steps.

The pool area is private and not overlooked; sun beds and parasols are provided to laze the day away in comfort whilst admiring the views across the Andalucian countryside.

Ideally situated to cater for all guests interests

Mijas Pueblo at night time

With everything you would need for the perfect vacation right at Rancho el Patio you probably will not want to venture too far. But, if you do, the white washed village of Mijas is only 1.3 km away.

This charming mountain village boasts sweeping views towards the Mediterranean and the Rif mountains of North Africa. The centre of the village is a tangle of narrow streets and was once an important commercial and trading centre for the Romans. Standing above the village are the Sierra de Mijas mountain range which is surrounded by pine forest. For such a small town there is a very good selection of bars and restaurants serving mouth watering local cooking as well as international cuisine.

If you would rather take a refreshing swim in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean or lead the bucket & spade brigade in building a sand castle then La Cala beach is only a 10 to 15 minute drive. This lovely beach is perfect for a day out and has many chirringitos (beach bars) to sample mouthwatering sea-food.

Rancho el Patio is also well situated for those seeking a cultural holiday ... the drive to the historic town of Ronda is one not to be missed, and the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada is an interesting 2 hour drive. Cordoba and Sevilla are also both easily accessible with a hire car or by coach.

Rancho el Patio, the perfect place to spend your summer vacation.

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