Per weekfrom 2400.00 to 2850.00 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 Pinta is two bedroom holiday apartment with one twin room and one double with French windows giving direct access on to the (unfenced) pool terrace. There is a kitchen, dining room, sitting room and shower room.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 tranquillity 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 the 10minutes drive to the closest town.
Jalon, with its blue glazed terracotta dome above the main square visible for miles around, comes alive on its 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. 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.
SaveKids 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 4 + infants in 2 bedrooms
Caserio del Mirador approx. 60 mins from Alicante and 70 from Valencia airports.
Several beaches within 30-40mins drive
There's a basic local restuarant a few minutes walk up the hill
There is a lovely outdoor pool (unfenced) with stunning views. Little ones are encouraged to use it with adult supervision. It is now solar heated
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 available.
As well as cots, highchairs, baby tubs, baby bouncers. bed guards, bibs, blenders, baby gyms, 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/backpack carriers for country walks.
There are baskets of toys and books provided in the common areas and little ones are welcome to adopt them for the duration of their stay.
Sarah's fabulous cooking can be enjoyed communally or delivered to the apartments for private dining.
Theres a large sand pit and various swing sets, slides and a trampoline scattered around the grounds.
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 a private dining terrace
Free Wi-Fi available in all apartments
There are animal friends in the form of rabbits, chickens, pet cats, goats and beautiful, gentle, Shetland ponies.
10 cots and highchairs available
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We had a brilliant week at CdM. The facilities were fantastic and the hospitality unrivalled. The kids had a great time and loved every minute.Review dated 28/10/2014
We were sceptical as to how relaxing a holiday with a toddler could be. How wrong we were! Sarah and Johnny have thought of everything - fantastic food and wine and lots for the little ones to enjoy in safe environment and beautiful setting. Our 15 month old son was in his element with all of the animals and loved every minute of the holiday. I'd highly recommend caserio del mirador for parents of babies, toddlers and young children for a holiday that the whole family can enjoy.Review dated 15/11/2012
We had a fabulous holiday at Sarah and Johnny's place in April this year. Wonderful setting, great hospitality, delicious food and ultra-relaxing. Just what we were looking for and the icing the cake is that there was more than enough toys/animals/activities to keep a very active 18 month old toddler happy.
Overall a brilliant holiday and we can't wait to visit again.Review dated 04/06/2012
After a tough 6 months with our youngest being seriously ill we we were desperate for a stress free family holiday to celebrate his recovery. We had a great 2 weeks and it was exactly what we needed. Sarah an Jonny's attention to detail was amazing and their warm welcome helped us wind down and settle in very quickly. Although our sleep was lacking for most of our 2 weeks(home from home, but still our kids slept badly!), the animals, trampoline, climbing frames, swings, toys all meant we could entertain our little ones close to the apartment allowing everyone to have siestas whenever possible! We had 2 great days out to Valencia (brilliant ecopark, good aquarium) and of course trips to family friendly beaches nearby. The only thing that would have improved our stay would have been someone our daughter's age (nearly 3) as she "wanted to make new friends" but we knew that we were going off season and other little guests couldn't be plan ...Review dated 19/04/2012
We had a really fantastic holiday. Sarah & Johnny were very welcoming & their every attention to detail made the week so relaxing - even with a 3 year old in tow!Review dated 01/07/2011
Very relaxing. Our crazy vegan and lactose free diet was catered for with a superb variety of very tasty food. Our 18 month old daughter loved the animals and the play areas. We felt totally looked after in the relaxing surroundings and company. Would recommend it to others and would definately look at booking another 2 weeks in the future.Review dated 08/05/2011
We all had a fantastic time, especially Thomas with the ride on tractor and the animals. It was such a relaxing holiday in a wonderful setting and made coming away with a very active little one a pleasure and easier than we ever thought possible. We hope to return in the future!Review dated 30/04/2012
"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
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
We had an amazing time. We actually felt that we had a holiday. Sarah cooked for our children at their usual dinner time, and then when the kids were asleep she cooked for us. I would recommend this highly to anyone who doesnt want to put their children in a kids club, but still want a child orientated holiday. We will be back as long as they can fit us in!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 furtherReview 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
I stayed at Caserio del Mirador, Jalon Valley:we spent a fabulous week here with our 18 month old daughter. She loved the pool and the baby animals. Everything we needed was provided which cut down on the amount of luggage we took. There was loads to keep an active toddler engaged -especially the giant trampoline. For the grown ups, Sarah's cooking was a delight and we hope to return soonReview dated 03/11/2009
Caserio del Mirador is a beautiful holiday location, very relaxing even with an 11 month baby. Thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of chill time but also looking to spend lots of time with their little onesReview dated 03/11/2009
We had the most relaxing holiday we have ever had with our 3 year old twins. Sarah and Johnny made us very welcome and looked after our EVERY need. The accommodation MORE than catered for our two little monkeys! We will certainly be returning - it was a proper mountain retreat with everything we needed for a truly relaxing timeReview dated 03/11/2009
It was the perfect holiday for young families. Sarah and Jonny are fabulous hosts and make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Nothing is too much trouble and at the end of the week we felt as if we'd spent a week staying with very good friendsReview dated 03/11/2009
We have recently returned from a wonderful week with Sarah and Jonny at Caserio del Mirador. Sarah went out of her way to make our stay as easy as possible, while making it look effortless. Accommodation was fabulous, plenty to do (with lots of suggestions from Sarah), lovely cooking and Sarah and Jonny are both great hosts and a joy to spend an evening with.Amazing views and easy to get to - would recommend to anyone with young children or babiesReview dated 03/11/2009