Per weekfrom 2970.00 to 3990.00 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!
The largest of the holiday apartments with its own private terrace a little distance away from the pool area. The living area is spacious (32sqm) and looks down the valley to the sea where you can enjoy the most dramatic changes of colour during dawn and sunset. It sleeps 4 or 5 people in one double room and a twin with a bunk bed, bathroom, kitchen and generous social areas. 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 a 10 minute 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).
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: EUR1,000.00
Balance: 14 days prior to arrival
Check-in time: 12:00
Check-out time: 10:00
Reservation Deposit: EUR1,000.00
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 5+infants in 1x double & 1 twin bedroom with singel & bunk set.
Caserio del Mirador approx. 60 mins from Alicante and 70 from Valencia airports.
Several good beaches within 30-40 mins drive
There's a basic local restaurant 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 if pre-booked.
As well as cots, highchairs, baby tubs, bed guards, baby bouncers, bibs, baby gyms, 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/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 to small children herself, 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.
Theres a large sand pit annd several play areas with swings/slides
In-room massage or beauty treatments from a visiting therapist available on request
Breakfast is availably daily, a basket of fresh baked bread and croissant delivered to your windowsill at 8am each morning (approx. 12 per family) Although, weetabix, coffee, milk etc is all in the apartment on arrival plus bacon & eggs if requested. Other meals are served sociably on the kitchen terrace or can be brought to the apartment, daily except Monday & Wednesday. Prices 10-20 euros for lunches, 20-30 for dinners with wine, 7.50 for kids tea time. Don't miss the Sunday Paella - Top US parenting mag 'Cookie' called it the best in Spain!
Private covered blacony with dining furniture
Free WIFI available
Animal friends in the form of minature ponies, rabbits, a pig, chickens, pet cats and goats.
Up to 10 cots and highchairs are available on request
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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
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!
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!
"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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 holiday
We've been twice found it on your website and are going for a third time in 18 months. We love it!!!
Outstanding baby/toddler friendliness, location and customer care with excellent interiors.
The most beautiful setting in which you can't help but feel relaxed. Great food and kids well catered for. Overall Experience Excellent!
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 ...
"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."
The most beautiful setting in which you can't help but feel relaxed. Great food and kids well catered for.
A wonderful relaxing holiday- couldn't have asked for more. Our daughter loved it and so did we!
Absolutely gorgeous location. Sarah couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and her cooking is to die for!
This was the perfect getaway for a family with small children. The owners were so personable and really went above and beyond to make sure everyone (children and adults alike) was happy and comfortable. The accommodations were lovely (as well as functional for families), the food was delicious, the scenery and weather were beyond compare. We would definitely return here!
We were so well catered for, even when our little one got sick. Sarah is a great cook, and we had a ball every night at dinner with the other couples.
Everything was first class. Could not recommend this more highly.
Great location, plenty of kids' activities, warm reception - would recommend unreservedly
We have two year old twin girls and Caserio del Mirador has given us our best family holiday to date. The toddler safe apartment had everything we needed including spacious cots, two potties, changing mats and food supplies to start us off on the right foot when we arrived. The owners prepared excellent healthy meals to fit the girls' routine and were happy to help with anything extra we needed. The owners also introduced the girls to the animals on their farm which gave added interest. In the evening, my wife and I were able to relax with delicious home cooked food and a glass or two of wine in beautiful surroundings. I would highly recommend Caserio del Mirador to any twin parents as a place which understands your needs and goes well above and beyond to meet them.
Very friendly, excellent hospitality, lovely views and a fantastic opportunity to relax in the Spanish countryside.