Cartajima street scene

Return to Andalucia but why Cartajima?

Why Cartajima? It was just after the terrible events of 9/11 that I was moved to make a change in my life. I swapped sexy, sophisticated San Francisco for a remote Andalucian hamlet. Rather than power walking around Stow Lake … Read More

The Ocean Voyager and Me

The Ocean Voyager and Me

The Ocean Voyager and Me It is a thrilling moment when you first hold a manuscript that has turned miraculously into a book. The Ocean Voyager and Me has been a long time in the making and what a relief … Read More

Cruising The African Dream

Cruising The African Dream

I was thrilled to be commissioned (i.e. paid!!) to write a 3000 word article for Practical Boat Owner about our adventures in Africa building and sailing a beautiful boat. And thrilled to see the finished article. … Read More

Welcome to Los Castaños - an interview with Di

Welcome to Los Castaños – an interview with Di

We were invited to represent the province of Malaga on the Boutique Hotel Spain site, truly an honour to be listed with like-minded owner-operated hotels in Spain. We were asked to complete this interview to showcase Los Castaños. It is here … Read MoreRead More

Like a phoenix Mjojo sails again!

Like a phoenix Mjojo sails again!

Once upon a time when we were very young and stunningly beautiful, my husband and I built a boat on the island of Lamu in Kenya where there was no electricity and no cars. Just lots of boats and a … Read MoreRead More

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Book with Peace of Mind


We have redoubled our efforts to ensure total disinfection of the hotel and to enable physical distancing. You can feel safe.


We do not take  deposits on bookings and last-minute cancellations will not be penalised. Go ahead and book without fear.


Stay 2 nights or more at the reduced nightly rate of 95 euros. 2-night minimum. July and August only.