Staying at Bernard's place in Calahonda Mijas was our first experience with Airbnb, and what a lovely first experience it was! Firstly I want to say how grateful we were to have such a kind and attentive host, it was a pleasure to meet him and have some interesting conversations about life and it's intricacies. The flat was homely and felt very safe, simple but has all that is required for a beach holiday. The balcony, which spans halfway round the flat giving you beautiful sea views from bedroom to the open plan lounge which also creates a cool breeze throughout the hot summer, are the flats winning feature that we never grew tired of - As well as the relaxing lull of the sea at night! The sea was lovely to swim in, it was very calm at the start of our trip which was great for snorkeling, towards the end the sea was rough which was great for wave jumping. Sea shoes are a must, lots of sea urchins! The pool, right next to the building, was the perfect temperature for the hot days but also a great space. We enjoyed the area around the pool for sunbathing and relaxing. The pools length, width and depth was perfect for lane swimming, jumping and fun! My daughter and i had a great experience and would definitely visit the lovely area again. The flat is in a very convenient spot, as there are a few eateries in close proximity, also a 8 to 10 mins walk takes you over the main road to a host of cafes and 3 supermarkets. We didn't have a car but managed to manoeuvre the bus system fairly easily. The M220 takes you from Marbella to Fuengirola, and from Fuengirola you can catch the M122 in to Mijas Pueblo (old town) the transfer is very straightforward. A very enjoyable stay at Bernard's all in all. Definitely recommend!