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We are a family run real-estate company based in the Guadalhorce Valley, a region just inland from the Costa del Sol, in Malaga province of Andalusia, Southern Spain.
We are a small team of bilingual property specialists with years of extensive experience in the real estate industry.
Our aim is to be effective, providing quality service based on direct and personal contact with each client, whether you are looking to buy or sell in this beautiful part of Spain.
We will provide you with all the necessary information, assist you with the tools you need, and guide you through the process to enable you to find your dream home in Spain, making it an exciting and pleasurable experience.
The Summerell family moved to Spain in 1991 and integrated with the local community. Kelly started working in real estate in 2004 specialising in the Guadalhorce Valley inland from the Costa del Sol, whilst her brother Tyler ran his own landscaping and construction business.
In 2019 we joined forces to set up Mediterranean Homes and offer clients a new level of quality and service in this beautiful part of Spain.
Although we market all types of properties, what makes us unique is our extensive knowledge of the local country market, coupled with the knowledge that Tyler has to offer with his background.
We will not only find your dream home, we will also help you make it perfect, and guide you through the whole process, from start to finish.
Areas we cover
Alhaurín el Grande
Alhaurín el Grande is a beautiful, vibrant town and one of the largest villages in the Valle del Guadahorce, set in a privileged location with fabulous road connections to both the Costa del Sol and Málaga. It is the thirteenth largest city in the entire province of Málaga in population, second only to coastal municipalities, the cities of Ronda and Antequera and nearby Alhaurin de la Torre. It has a population around 25,000, but there is a large presence of foreigners settled in the town, estimated to represent nearly 15% of the total population.
The origin of the name was given by the Arabs, who called it “Alhaurin”, where the Catholic Monarchs added “el Grande” to distinguish it from the neighbouring town of Alhaurín de la Torre after the conquest of both sites in 1485.
Alhaurin el Grande is located on the north side of the Sierra de Mijas at an altitude of 326 metres above sea level, with a benign climate of mild winters and hot summers and more than a third of the days per year have sunshine. It is 29 km from Málaga and 18 km from Marbella.
Alozaina is set in the foothills of the spectacular Sierra de las Nieves. A beautiful mountain range that forms part of the Serranía de Ronda ranges, located near Ronda inland from the Costa del Sol. The Sierra de las Nieves offers mesmerizing views of a unique landscape full of impressive shafts and caves, full of oak and fir trees. On the Sierra Pietra slopes, one of the most outstanding places is the “Ventanilla” window. This has been recognized and valued for its beauty. Alozaina is one of the eight “pueblos blancos” that “guard the Sierra de las Nieves”.
It is a classic Andalusian white village, full of pretty streets and lovely neighbours. It has held on to its wholesomeness over the years. The older people sit in the town square playing dominos and cards. People sit in their doorways chatting to the neighbours “al fresco” of the night time. There are also little supermarkets, butchers and bakeries for the necessities. It is only 20-30 minutes away from the surrounding villages and only 55 minutes to Málaga and an hour to Ronda.
Alozaina has just under 3000 inhabitants. It is known for its 1950’s arch at the entrance of the town and the Santa Ana church. The most outstanding part of this is the front, where you can see an inscription in tiles that recalls the conquest of the town in 1484. In addition, the María Sagredo Castle, dated from the 15th century, has a beautiful lookout over the mountains. The whole of the countryside is covered with olive groves, avocados, mangos, and lots of other citrus trees and crop.
To take advantage of the countryside, there are hiking trails through the Sierra de las Nieves mountains and country walks. Also, Neolithic settlements and roman ruins. Sports, biological reserve, and much more.
The vibrant town of Coín is a beauty with plenty of history and sights. As you arrive, you will drive through fields of orchards, oranges, lemons, olives, almonds and forests such as Alpujata, La Fuente, El Charco del Infierno and La Albuquera. You will feel a world away from civilisation and indeed Coín is referred to as the town of three hundred orchards.
Coín has a rich history having been occupied by the Romans, when the town was known as Lacibis, then later as La Cobin, in the 1st century B.C.
There are many lovely squares, known as Plazas, where you can relax with a coffee, listen to the fountains and watch the world go by. Try Plaza de la Via or Plaza Alameda.
When occupied by the Moors, Coín was known as Dacuan and was an important town in the region. Although Coín’s economy has largely relied on agriculture, it also has been a producer of marble and ceramics, perhaps you have heard the term ‘green Coín’?
Coin is located 36km south-west of Málaga, at an altitude of 210 metres above sea level overlooking the stunning Guadalhorce Valle. The climate has mild winters and hot summers and more than a third of the days of the year are sunny. Its municipality has an area of 128.4 km2 and welcomes its almost 22,000 inhabitants, who receive the name of coineños or coínos.
Guaro is a typically Spanish, pretty, white village. When you arrive, you truly feel like you are in the heart on Andalucía. There are small local shops, and some lovely restaurants and bars but what Guaro is famous for is hosting a festival called the “Luna Mora” (Blackberry Moon Festival) which is Moorish festival celebrating the village’s heritage and is held in the second or third week of September. This is when Guaro transforms into one of the most visited white pueblos in Andalucía. Thousands of candles light up the village during the evenings, and a host of big-name musicians come to play. A medieval Moorish market dominates the streets, and local sellers and craftsmen, dressed in ancient Moorish costume try to sell you their wares. Belly dancers sway to Arabic music and everyone is taken away with the beautiful, relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a glass or two of local wine, or a cool beer.
It’s not too hard to find the village, located just 3 km from historical Monda and 6 km from Coín. It is just 20 km from the coast and upmarket Marbella, and 50 km from Malaga and the international airport. The town, itself has a few Roman remains and evidence of Moorish settlements with some very attractive historical buildings, making the town worth a visit. The surrounding countryside blooms with almond trees, which help sustain the economy of the village. The village’s slogan is “The Natural Almond Paradise”.
There are a host of golf clubs close to Guaro driving down towards the coast, and in the Sierra de las Nieves natural park you can partake in Safari Jeep Adventures, quad biking, or follow some of the stunning routes by foot. Including climbing to the summit of La Concha, the mountain that backs Marbella.
Guaro enjoys the sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, which has hot summers and warm winters. Divided from the sea by the mountains means the heat can soar in summer, but it remains comfortable for the most part. Temperatures are an average of 32 ºC in summer.
Mijas Pueblo is the historical centre of the municipality of Mijas, situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol. It lies only 30 kilometres from Málaga Airport. It has a varied landscape that goes from the mountains all the way to the sea.
The area of Mijas is mostly mountainous with growing developments along the coast. The Pasadas and Ojen rivers cross this area, they join to form the Rio Fuengirola which flows into the sea almost on the limits between Fuengirola and Mijas.
The Municipality is one of the largest in the Province of Málaga, with 147 km² is divided into three different urban areas: Mijas Pueblo, conserving the charm of a traditional Andalusian “white village” perched on the hillside high about the sea and about 20 minutes from the nearest coastal resort of Fuengirola, Las Lagunas on the coast (the most modern area of Mijas where you can find industrial and commercial areas), and La Cala, a small seaside village in the centre of the 12 kilometres of beaches on the Mijas coast.
Inhabited since ancient times, the small village of Mijas was devoted mainly to agriculture and fisheries until the explosion of the tourist boom in the 1950s. Today it is a multicultural town with a high percentage of foreign residents.
The pueblo has managed to retain a very authentic Spanish feel and although now a major tourist attraction, it has definitely not compromised its charm. Many visitors who come here will admit to Mijas Pueblo holding a special place in their hearts.
If it’s fantastic views, to die for restaurants, and a bit of culture you’re after, then Mijas Pueblo is the place. To see everything that this beautiful little village has to offer you would need to spend a couple of days and nights here or become a local.
Monda is a vibrant small town in the mountains just inland from the Costa del Sol.
Situated past Ojén, it lies in a valley at 365m above sea level and has a population of less than 2,000. It is well-linked by road with Marbella, just 15km away, as well as Coin and Cartama (for Malaga). Thanks to development on the nearby coast over the last few decades, the town has enjoyed new prosperity. It also hosts the famous Marbella Design Academy.
The village’s dominant feature, which stands out for miles around, is the large stone building which stands atop the tree-covered hill above the village. Although this resembles a fortification, it is in fact a superbly-located and traditionally-styled modern hotel, Castillo de Monda, built on the site of the moorish Castillo de Al-Mundat.
The town was originally occupied by an Ibero-Roman fortified enclosure established in the 3rd to 1st Centuries BC by the Romans. This was to protect the indigenous Iberian population and to defend the road leading to the more important town of Coín.
The town of Tolox, with between 1000 – 2000 inhabitants, is situated within the Natural Park Sierra de las Nieves and is a must visit location for lovers of hiking, potholing, climbing, cycling and other nature based activities. It is a small town in which the flowers, white houses and long streets come together to create a picturesque urban ensemble. The town offers various options allowing you enjoy a mix of activities, for those nature lovers, pretty nature trails on the outskirts of the town, and a spa for those in search of relaxation and wellness.
Tolox celebrates a variety of local festivals. Amongst the more unique of its festivals, the Día de los Polvos (Powder Day) stands out. It takes place the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and involves all the townspeople throwing flour over each other. In honour of the Patron Saint, San Roque, the noisiest and most popular festival of Tolox takes place, known as “Cohetá”, it is celebrated the 16th August. There is also a festival in memory of Tolox´s Arabic past; this is the Día de las Mozas o “Día de la Cencerrá”. All the young people of the town meet on the 8th December to blow conch shells and ring cowbells. Legend says that it was in this way that the town was able to remain where it was and scare away the Moors and defeat them.