We are originally from Lincoln in the UK but moved to Spain in 1999 with our boys. We bought La Jacaranda in 2001. When bought it only comprised of two floors, the living area floor of the villa and the bottom floor with two bedrooms and bathroom. We bought it with the intention of creating an extra bedroom for us and an apartment for my mother who was ill at the time. We knew as soon as we walked in the villa that the place could be spectacular. We even climbed onto the roof to see the views from there and immediately knew that was where the master bedroom should be. So work began and after a year the place was finished, pretty much as it is now. However sadly my mother passed away during the build so although she had been to the property and even sat under the tree in the garden, she never got to live here. We have a memorial bench for her in the spot by the tree that she claimed as hers.

As this happened during the build we turned the apartment into a large office for our business and at one point had 7 staff squeezed in there! We then moved to larger office premises and debated what to do with the apartment. We then decided to turn it into a holiday home and from 2002 – 2009 we rented just the apartment out for families to enjoy.

Meanwhile our children were growing up and our middle son got married and moved into the apartment with his wife and there they had our first grandchild and we all had a happy year watching her grow in such a beautiful place. However Spain was in crisis and neither my son nor his wife could get work so they decided to move to my daughter in laws home town in America. It was heartbreaking to see them go and as our younger son was moving to London we decided that the place was just too big for the two of us and it was time to move. We rented it out long term to a family for three years but after they left it in a state of major disrepair we decided the best future for the place was to share it with people to enjoy as a holiday home.

So 2015, was our first year for people to enjoy La Jacaranda as a whole. We knew it would be a perfect place for families, parties and celebrations as through the years we lived there we had enjoyed it all. We were proved right and had a very successful first year.

We hope that you enjoy the place as much as we did!

Debbie and Simon


Séjour inoubliable à la jacaranda. la villa offre tellement de jolis endroits. toutes les terrasses sont magnifiques. la piscine top .
nous étions 16 personnes pour fêter mes soixante ans. nous avons pu profiter de tous les endroits avec en arrière plan des vues splendides . un si grand espace permet d avoir chacun son intimité . et de se retrouver pour des moments de folie.
les propriétaires sont vraiment top. Debbie est toujours à l écoute pour nous aider si nous avons besoin.
les photos reflètent vraiment la réalité.
un grand grand merci . pour nous ce fut un séjour magnifique et inoubliable.
jocelyne et Jean Claude mai 2024

Jocelyn – France

We had an amazing time at La Jaracanda with Debbie! The house was amazing and had everything we needed. All the rooms were lovely and the pool was great to relax by. We were a group of 15 and had the best time. Debbie was easy to reach both before and when we were there. We would 100% recommend!

Jack L – UK

We had an amazing time at La Jaracanda! The house was amazing and had everything we needed. All the rooms were lovely and the pool was great to relax by. We were a group of 15 and had the best time. Debbie was easy to reach both before and when we were there. We would 100% recommend!

Jack L

We have just returned from 10 nights at Debbie’s villa and can I say it was fantastic there was 14 of us and we had plenty of room the villa was spotless and Debbie even stocked up on food and drink for us we all had a great time and Debbie was great from start to finish even going out of her way to help out. I will definitely be coming back.

Tristan B

What a lovely place 😍 We were 17 people in total, a mix of adults, teens and younger kids. There was so much space inside and out to relax, play and not have to be on top of each other. There is a lovely spot to meditate with a beautiful view. It’s easy and cheap enough to get a taxi into the local village or shops. The resources available are fantastic, play area, kitchen utensils, cots, high chairs, games rooms, games and toys. Communication from the owner was always very responsive and fast, and happy to answer any questions we asked. We had a lovely family holiday in this lovely home 💖

Bonita M – Gibraltar

Stayed at La Jacaranda late May for a week with 21 family members, and what can I say, the property certainly did not disappoint! It’s an absolutely stunning villa with beautiful views, great size, very clean, nice pool, and the owner Debbie was a second to none host… so efficient & helpful she really made the whole booking process a doddle, and throughout our stay if we had any queries she would respond within a short time via whatsapp. Getting about the area around the villa was made fairly easy by the regular buses at the top of the road (which was around a 5 minute walk away). The bus going up the hill which was only a short bus ride takes you to the picturesque hillside town of Mijas. When staying at La Jacaranda you can’t miss the opportunity of visiting this beautiful unspoilt place, despite many people being around when we visited 2 or 3 times it didn’t feel overly busy nor commercialised by any means, so it’s a real gem. Even the children in our party (aged from 8 months to 8 years old) really enjoyed it there what with plenty of tasty eatery’s, ice cream shops, a nice play area up by the church, and stunning views along the hill walls and gardens, so the town was good for all ages really, and importantly as well felt very safe. Going from the villa again but taking the bus down the hill on the opposite side of the road takes you to Fuengirola (approx a 15 minute bus ride) which was a nice seaside area, again good for all ages as the beach felt clean with nice sand, it’s more commercialised as it’s a large place but didn’t seem overcrowded or spoilt by holiday makers by any means at the time of year we went (I can’t comment how it would be for any other time of year though as it was our first time this side of Malaga). Anyway, in summary, we had a fantastic stay at La Jacaranda and spending time in the local area, and hope we can return again at some point in the future as either a large family stay or a group of friends. Thank you Debbie for letting your wonderful house out! 🙂

Emma G – UK