Per weekfrom 1600.00 to 1750.00 EUR
'Boutique Hotel Spanish Family Robinson-Style’ is perhaps the best description of the experience at the beautiful Caserío del Mirador. The elegant pool and stylish Moroccan influenced interiors give it all the hallmarks of an exclusive retreat, but the warm hospitality of owners, Sarah and Johnny Robinson, and the presence of their three gorgeous children, create a laid back atmosphere that easily has parents relaxing – no need for toddler-induced tenterhooks here!
Nestled in a fragrant valley and in sight of the sea, its breathtaking views might be its greatest asset but the fact that guests at Caserío del Mirador can be as sociable or self-contained as they wish, comes a close second. The two-bedroom apartments and large one bedroom suites have basic kitchenettes enabling guests to self-cater or sample Sarah’s delicious rustic Spanish cuisine. Lunches and evening meals are on offer at least five days a week and can be delivered to terraces or enjoyed as sociable communal suppers, overlooking the beautifully lit pool and valley below. The daily kids supper times are a big draw for both mini and grown-up guests since Sarah produces popular meals for little ones and cracks open a few bottles for the grown-ups who generally bond over tips and advice on where to go and what to do with tots in tow.
Days are blissful with plenty of beaches and scenic towns to visit within 30-60mins drive and plenty to keep little ones occupied on site of opting for a chilled day by the pool. There are animal friends to visit including pigs, goats, ponies, chickens, rabbits and cats, a toy-filled terrace and numerous play areas - including possibly the World's best located sandpit! All-that combined with daily breakfast pastry deliveries, twice weekly visits from a massage and beauty therapist and Sarah's amazing suppers and it is easy to see why a stay at Caserio del Mirador is so often considered to be hefty dose of family rejuvenation. In fact, a number of parents have even credit it with 'saving their marriage' although we do think that might have been meant slightly tongue in cheek!
Apartment Fernando (sleeps 2 plus infant) is ideal for a couple with a baby or a stair-savvy toddler (there's a steep-ish flight of ungated tiled stairs). It is a striking double-height apartment with a bright airy feel and a beautiful mezzanine sleeping area offering bedside views over the valley or privacy with muslin curtains. There's space for a cot just outside the bedroom entrance (archway) in an approx 5ft square vestibule/dressing area between the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is lined in lovely travertine tiles and has a shower and baby bath. Directly beneath is a corner seating area .Adjacent to the open-plan seating area is a double-height kitchen/dining area with gas hob, sink, and fridge. A welcome pack includes essentials such as cereals, milk and bread, whilst owner Sarah will supply additional requests at cost if notified a week or so before arrival. Outside is a dedicated terrace area with table and chairs - perfect for enjoying valley views with morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun sets! The pool terrace is a safe distance via two flights of stairs (care should be taken with crawlers/toddlers). Larger family groups could combine Apartment Fernando with Apartment Isabella, with which it has a connecting door. (Click 'Similar Properties' at the bottom ). All bedrooms at Caserio del Mirador now have air conditioning.
Caserío del Mirador enjoys a peaceful setting amongst almond trees and olive groves with a stunning, far reaching view down the valley to the Mediterranean coast that makes a fantastic first impression. The terraces, gardens and grounds offer a wonderful sense of space and tranquility that has guests slipping into relaxed holiday mode from the moment they arrive.
Although scenically set amongst rural splendour, it’s only a short walk to the nearest restaurant and 10 minutes drive to the closest town. Jalon, with its blue glazed terracotta dome above the main square visible for miles around, comes alive on market days and is famous for its bodegas, or wine cellars. It also boasts a small assortment of restaurants, cafes and specialist shops selling everything from cured meats to Moroccan curiosities, and even wine made from vines next to the Caserío. There are also two kids play areas in the town with climbing frames and swings, these are Plaza Las Ocas and next to the riverbed.
Away from the coast, the town retains much of its authentic feel but also manages to cater well for visitors, so issues with language and finding the basics for children aren’t a problem. Jalon is the principal town in the Val de Pop, a traditional agricultural area famous for wine, almonds and olives. Surrounding the valley are dramatic mountains, giving plenty of scope for walking and panoramic views down to the sea. Terrace walls built by the Moors characterise the landscape across the whole area The coast is only a short drive away too. From its setting, in the middle of a peninsular, the house has good access to a variety of beaches and resorts within half an hour. Several nearby beaches have good family facilities with play areas, restaurants and easy parking, some also have little streams that toddlers can paddle in safely. A little further afield, Valencia, is one of the most exciting cities in Europe and well worth a visit. Recently hosting the America’s Cup and the European Grand Prix, Valencia boasts a contemporary Arts and Sciences complex, art museums, a well preserved medieval quarter with World Heritage recognition, covered markets, the cathedral famous for keeping the Holy Grail, wonderful architecture and a lifestyle that embraces partying and eating well. Little ones love the (free) giant Gulliver play park, Aquarium and Bio Park (animal conservation park).Caserío del Mirador enjoys a peaceful setting amongst almond trees and olive groves with a stunning far reaching view down the valley to the Mediterranean coast that makes a fantastic first impression. The terraces, gardens and grounds offer a wonderful sense of space and tranquillity that has guests slipping into relaxed holiday mode from the moment they arrive.
The coast is only a short drive away too. From its setting, in the middle of a peninsular, the house has good access to a variety of beaches and resorts within half an hour. Several nearby beaches have good family facilities with play areas, restaurants and easy parking, some also have little streams that toddlers can paddle in safely.
A little further afield, Valencia, is one of the most exciting cities in Europe and well worth a visit. Host to the recent America’s Cup and the European Grand Prix, Valencia boasts a contemporary Arts and Sciences complex, art museums, a well preserved medieval quarter with World Heritage recognition, covered markets, the cathedral famous for keeping the Holy Grail, wonderful architecture and a lifestyle that embraces partying and eating well. Little ones love the (free) giant Gulliver play park, Aquarium and Bio Park (animal conservation park).
Getting There: Caserio del Mirador is set midway between the airports or Valencia and Alicante, being approx. 70 mins from Alicante and 80 from Valencia. www.skyscanner.net allows for general Spain searches, so the most suitable flights from your local airport can be identified easily. Car rental is essential.
Check-in time: 12:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 50%
Balance: 14 days prior to arrival
Check-in time: 12:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: 50%
Balance: 14 days prior to arrival
Arrival: , Departure:
Sarah and Johnny Robinson and their three children - Poppy, Florence and Charlie. Caserío del Mirador was inspired and influenced by Sarah and Johnny's experience of their travels with and without children. The house is an environment where people can relax and be together, a home that is shared to give a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The people, the food, the landscape, the Mediterranean and of course the beautiful weather. We live in a wonderfully dramatic setting surrounded by ancient almond and olive groves with views down to the coast. The terraces, gardens and grounds give a wonderful sense of space, and we love the peace and tranquility - hearing birds sing or a distant dog bark. The rhythm of Spanish life suits us well, nothing is rushed, people have time for each other, meals times are savoured and enjoyed. Spending time together as a family is central to our lives, and the good weather gives us many options whether we want to enjoy being at the house or go out for the day.
Kids love going away, the adventure, the new experiences, making new friends and getting Mum and Dad to themselves. Kids love jumping in the pool, meeting the animals and playing with newly discovered toys. They love the stable block, home to Archy and Benjy the stable cats. There are usually rabbits bouncing around somewhere, and if you are lucky there might be a litter of baby rabbits. Kids love the climbing frames, sand pit, slides, swings, trampoline and space to run around safely. There are plenty of toys and books for inside activities and usually a group of kids will find something that they want to do together. A favourite day out is a visit to the beach, playing in the sand and paddling in the sea. Best of all is Kid's Tea, yummy food while Mum and Dad relax with a cool drink and chat to the other parents.
Sleeps 2+1 infant in 1xdbl & cot in a vestibule outside bedroom
Caserio del Mirador approx. 60 mins from Alicante and 70 from Valencia airports.
Several lovely beaches within 30-40mins drive.
There's a basic local restaurant a few minutes walk up the hill.
There is a lovely outdoor pool with stunning views. Little ones are encouraged to use it with adult supervision. Please note: no pool alarm or gate.
Pre-bookable babysitting is available, although the nightly dinner parties within monitor range of bedrooms means guests hardly need it. Daytime child minding is also avaialble
As well as cots, highchairs, bibs,baby gyms, bed guards, baby bouncers, blenders, baby crockery and cutlery, toy baskets and books, the Robinsons also have sun umbrellas available for use at the beach, and a number of 3-wheel buggies and backpack carriers for country walks.
There are baskets of toys and books provided in each apartment plus tonnes more, and ride-ons, on the communal play terrace
As a mum, Sarah knows little ones can be fussy eaters and thoughtfully includes breadsticks, yoghurts, bananas and Weetabix in welcome packs. Shell supply nappies, baby toiletries and any favourite foods on request. Evening meals can be booked on the day and taken on the private terraces or communally in the indoor/outdoor dining area.
There's a large sand pit, trampoline and various slides and swing sets scattered around the grounds for kids to discover and enjoy.
In room treatments by mobile beauty and massage therapist available on request.
Breakfast is available daily, a basket of fresh baked bread and croissants delivered to your windowsill at 8am each morning (approx. 12 Euros per family). Although, Weetabix, coffee, milk etc is all in the apartment on arrival. Other meals are served sociably on the kitchen terrace or can be brought to the apartment most days. Prices approx. 20 Euros for lunches, approx. 30-50 for dinners with wine, 8 Euros for kids tea time including wine for parents. Don't miss the Sunday Paella - Top US parenting mag 'Cookie' called it the best in Spain!
Each apartment has its own terrace area
Free Wi-Fi provided
Goats and a beautiful, gentle, Shetland pony to befriend.
Up to 10 cots and highchairs available
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Absolutely fabulous holiday from start to finish. The rooms are lovely, the food was amazing and the hosts were brilliant too. They really have thought of everything. It was so good we have already recommended it to friends, and we are about to book to go back this year!Review dated 04/01/2016
The most perfect holiday we could have imagined. We loved it here!Review dated 03/12/2015
Ideal place for a first holiday with a baby. Everything you could possibly want has been thought of and provided, and Johnny and Sarah's hospitality could not have been better.Review dated 30/06/2015
It took me way too long to write this review because I didn't have the words to put to our most amazing experience. I'm still struggling to find them, but here goes - Caserio del Mirador is INCREDIBLE. Sarah and Johnny are incredible, the property is incredible, the area is incredible, food, wine, animals, hiking, friends, apartment, pool, massages - all incredible. Sarah and Johnny go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need for your stay. We wanted for nothing. We took drives every day to wonderful areas along the coast, ate incredible meals, made new friends - it was perfect. We will be back again (all the way from Los Angeles) with the next kid!Review dated 17/06/2015
Amazing service, lovely place.Review dated 04/06/2015
Fabulous place to stay - our 22 month old had a great time and is still asking after the pig and the goats. They have really thought of everything to make a relaxing holiday and we also had a great time at the evening meals - lots of great food and wine consumed!Review dated 08/09/2013
Fantastic experience all round. We stayed in Fernando with our 6 month old and were anxious about how weaning, sleeping etc would work. We needn't have worried. Sarah and Johnny have been there, done that and come up with a solution already. Our daughter had a ball with the other children, animals, pool, toys... We enjoyed the great food (Sarah makes better croissants than we could find in France), dangerously generous wine provision, and a couple of dinners out courtesy of the babysitting service. Wonderful views and stylish design too. Massively recommended.Review dated 29/07/2013
There's not much more they could do make your stay a proper holiday. All the right ingredients are there, good views, rooms and food, but attention to guests individual requirements are what makes it work so well. Highly recommended.Review dated 08/07/2013
Thank you Johnny and Sarah for making our holiday so relaxing and yet so exciting for our daughter!
The location of this retreat is fantastic, rural and peaceful yet within easy reach of some fantastic beaches and days out. However by far the best past of this holiday is the personal touch and superb home cooked food! We have been recommending this accomodation to our friends!Review dated 21/04/2013
We felt relaxed from the moment we arrived, it was the first time we had travelled with our 8 month old little boy and not only did we have an amazing holiday but it was clear he was having a great time too. Sarah made sure that we had everything we needed, sometimes even before we even realised!! The food was amazing, I mean really amazing, and that chilled out holiday feeling lasted longer than it has from any other holiday we've had!!Review dated 14/11/2012
We had a wonderful stay here in July which came to an end much too soon. Sarah and Jonny were excellent hosts and it was a joy to be in an environment where young children were truly welcomed and valued. We will definitey be back soon.Review dated 24/07/2012
We stayed here in May with our 7 month old baby for our first family holiday abroad and couldn't recommend it enough! Not only was it a lovely apartment, equipped with everything you need for a young baby, the location and surrounding scenery is stunning. What really made the holiday special however was the truly welcoming, kind and genuine nature of the owners, Sarah and Jonny. They really went out of their way to Make sure it was a truly memorable experience. Hopefully we will be back sometime soon!! Review dated 30/05/2012
We had a fantastic stay with our 6 month old, Lucy. Sarah and Jonny have thought of everything, right down to providing age-appropriate toys in each apartment. And the home cooked food was fabulous!Review dated 10/10/2011
Wow! What a stunning location and what amazing hosts. We really can't recommend this place highly enough if you have a young family. Lots to explore both locally and further afield and the welcome from Sarah and Johnny (the hosts) really made our holiday experience a magical one.Review dated 05/04/2010
'We stayed here in May with our 7 month old baby for our first familyholiday abroad and couldn't recommend it enough! Not only was it a lovelyapartment, equipped with everything you need for a young baby, the locationand surrounding scenery is stunning. What really made the holiday specialhowever was the truly welcoming, kind and genuine nature of the owners,Sarah and Jonny. They really went out of their way to Make sure it was atruly memorable experience. Hopefully we will be back sometime soon!! Mr andMrs Clair, London'Review dated 30/05/2012
"Caserio del Mirador, and Sarah and Johnny, are wonderful. It was our first holiday abroad with our 9-month year old son, and the fact that we have extremely fond memories of the days that we spent there, notwithstanding the tummy bug that our son caught literally the minute we touched down in Spain and which briefly knocked us for six, pays huge testament to the warmth of the welcome, amazing hospitality, delicious home-cooking delivered straight to our room, stunning views across the valleys, and Sarah's ability to take care of everything, no matter how small, to ensure that her guests have as stress-free a time as possible when children are in tow! As parents with a toddler, it's hard to imagine staying anywhere better, and we've been looking forward to our next opportunity to stay ever since we left."Review dated 04/10/2011
My husband and I along with our 21 month old son had a
fantastic two week break (August 2010) and would not hesitate to recommend it
for young families seeking a relaxing holiday where everyone’s needs - children
and adults - are catered for. It is a
beautiful location nestled amongst olive and almond groves and not much else so kids can roam freely from the pool to the
trampoline to see the horses, goats or rabbits without the fear of passing cars
yet it is only a 7 minute drive to the nearest bar/restaurant/supermarket and 25
minutes to our favourite beach ( Calpe ). Although you are not smack bang in
the middle of a holiday resort, so a car is a must have, there are plenty of
things to do both on and offsite. Onsite activities are mainly relaxing for the
adults and swimming, playing in the sandpit/trampoline/playground/ping pong
table or feeding the animals for the little ones. Within a 25-45 minute drive
there are a number of ...Review dated 09/09/2010
Wow! What a stunning location and what amazing hosts. We really can't recommend this place highly enough if you have a young family. Lots to explore both locally and further afield and the welcome from Sarah and Johnny (the hosts) really made our holiday experience a magical one. Overall Rating: "Outstanding"Review dated 07/04/2010
We've been twice found it on your website and are going for a third time in 18 months. We love it!!!Review dated 03/11/2009
I have been raving to anybody who will listen about Caserio del Mirador. We marveled that despite four young children we actually felt relaxed and refreshed after the holidayReview dated 03/11/2009
We had such a wonderful holiday. A great mix of stylish accommodation and friendly company and we'll definitely be back some time soon. Louisa has renamed one of her dolls Poppy - what a compliment!Review dated 03/11/2009
Just to say a HUGE thank you for making our holiday perfect. We had a fantastic time, as did Wilf, and look forward to coming again!Review dated 03/11/2009
I stayed at Caserio del Mirador - Apts Isabella and Fernando: We had the most fantastic time. Our son is 17 months old and we were not sure if our holiday would be that relaxing, we were wrong, it was fabulous and had decided the day we arrived that we would be returing next year. You will not regret going to Caserio del Mirador.Review dated 03/11/2009
"Sit gazing down the scenic Jalon valley with its olive trees from the view point at the end of the garden and you'll realise what a magical place this is. As goats' bells clang in the distance, it's the perfect spot for a romantic sundowner while the little ones play at your feet in a sandpit." Jane Knight, The Times, Sept. 08.Review dated 03/11/2009
Where hols are concerned, "stylish" plus "family-friendly" usually equals "eye-poppingly expensive" - not so at Caserío del Mirador... Taken from The Guardian Feb '09Review dated 03/11/2009
Very welcoming atmosphere and ideally set up for young children. I wouldn't have believed I could relax so much on holiday with a 2-year-old! We hope to return soon.Review dated 03/11/2009
Sarah and Johnny have carved an idyllic family retreat into the upper slopes of Valencias stunning countryside, and greet their guests with utter welcome.... Our 3 year old was in heaven, dividing his time judiciously between the trampoline, sandpit, pool, donkey sanctuary, and a multitude of slides and swings....views that you could spend a lifetime not getting tired of....For a family holiday where the family can get on with the serious business of having fun together, Caserio del Mirador is a must-visit!Review dated 03/11/2009
We had the most relaxing holiday we have ever had with a child. We had a stress free, arguement free ! week in the sun. Food was delicious, company was great, and our daughter ( almost 3) absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend it!Review dated 03/11/2009
We spent a wonderful week at Casa Robinson. The best blend of adult loveliness and kid friendliness we've experienced in a long time. Nothing is left to chance and there is no compromise for either camp. Lots for the tiddlers to do and much chilling time for the grown ups. Top class family holiday. Look no further!Review dated 03/11/2009
Sarah and Johnny have a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at Caserio del Mirador which rubs off on you as soon as you arrive, they understand the stresses and strains of being a parent! My son (2yrs) loved it with the goats, horses, sandpit, swings, slide and swimming pool. Our apartment was lovely, with stunning views looking out on the valley. Sarah's food was great and it was especially nice not having to cook every evening. We came back having felt like we had had a break which is not easy when you have an active toddler! Review dated 03/11/2009
Perfect holiday!Review dated 03/11/2009