Ansje's Casa Donny: A Dream Born from Love and Loss

In 2015, my life took a profound turn. I lost my husband, and it became a pivotal moment that would eventually lead me on an extraordinary journey from the Netherlands to the sun-soaked landscapes of Andalusia, Spain. Driven by an unwavering love for the sun and a profound desire to create a sense of belonging, I embarked on the remarkable path that led to the creation of Casa Donny—a place named and dedicated to my late son, whose adventurous spirit continues to thrive within the enchanting walls of this special B&B.

My name is Ansje, and it is with great excitement that I welcome you to Casa Donny. My goal, and my passion, is to provide a peaceful retreat where each guest can unwind and immerse themselves in the unparalleled beauty of Andalusia. Whether your heart desires to explore the vibrant streets of Malaga, bask in the tranquility of our garden while soaking up the sun by the pool, or perhaps a bit of both, Casa Donny offers something unique for every soul. It’s a place where we come together to create unforgettable memories, and where the warmth of southern Spain meets the joy of relaxation.

A Journey to Andalusia: Finding Home in Spain

What began as a holiday adventure in 2016 soon transformed into a more permanent chapter of my life. By 2019, I was renting a beach in Los Alamos, Torremolinos, and it was here that I felt a profound shift within myself. Three years on that beach shaped me, introduced me to a circle of friends both Dutch and Spanish, and cultivated a deep sense of belonging. When I look back on that time, it’s not without recognizing the life lessons and the enduring respect I gained for the Spaniards and this beautiful country.

Building Casa Donny: A Journey of Resilience

Starting Casa Donny came with its own set of challenges, chief among them was realizing that I had to navigate this endeavor on my own. The journey started after my relationship ended, and suddenly, I was alone in a foreign land. Renovating the house was a substantial undertaking, but my work and connections in Torremolinos paved the way. I’m deeply grateful to those who offered their guidance and support during that transformative period.

Keeping Memories Alive: The Spirit of Casa Donny

Can anyone truly come to terms with the loss of a child, a sudden departure from life due to a tragic accident? The answer, unequivocally, is no. However, I decided to channel this profound sorrow into something positive. I was determined that my son’s name would live on, that his memory would continue to be cherished, for when that ceased, it felt as though he was slipping away. He was my soulmate, and I carry him with me always. I sense his presence as I travel this path, and I know he would have embraced this adventure here in Spain, hand in hand with me.

Join Us at Casa Donny: Where Dreams Flourish

Casa Donny is more than just a place to stay; it’s an embodiment of resilience, love, and the enduring spirit of adventure. We invite you to become a part of our story, to share in the experiences, and to create your own cherished memories. Join us at Casa Donny and let the enchantment of Andalusia be your canvas for new beginnings.

Your journey starts here.