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Don Joaquin Apartment Poolside

from £43 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

from £43 /night

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Beautifully maintained gardens and large swimming pool

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Very spacious poolside apartment on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms in a private complex in the heart of Benalmadena. It boasts a large sunny terrace with a private wall and direct access to pool and pretty gardens, no climbing stairs or long walks to the pool - it's right there! The apartment has everything you need for a truly relaxing break. Fully fitted kitchen, spacious lounge/diner, 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (en-suite to master), fully air con. Your own sun loungers are provided. Mothercare Travel Cot, high chair and changing mat provided. All this in a peaceful, private and secure residential complex, not your typical holiday complex packed with people. Security gates operate at entrance and apartment has an intercom system. 2 beaches and Marina are only 5 mins walk and all amenities are 2 mins walk. Fabulous for golfers too, with many wonderful courses along the Golden Mile to choose from. Like us you will love every bit of it!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bil Bil 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malaga 20 km, Nearest railway: El Pinillo 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The apartment is extremely spacious and many guests love the 'home from home' feel. Its location can't be beaten as everything you could want is within walking distance. The complex is called Don Joaquin and is a private development. The apartment is ideal for summer or winter stays as the heating unit has a heating or air conditioning setting. Long rentals over the winter are available with special discounts for senior citizens. It comfortable sleeps 6 (with the very comfy double sofabed in the lounge). Our children love to play or relax in our private terrace when they have had enough swimming, it's also great for sun worshippers for catching the last remaining rays of the day. A Mothercare travel cot, high chair and changing mat are provided. No smoking or no pets please.

2 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Comfortable King Size bed, fitted wardrobes, TV for playing videos, bedside tables. A very large bedroom with 2 patio doors and black out shutters.

Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, fitted wardrobes, bedside cabinet, travel cot available. Window, black out shutters.

Bathrooms: En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom with bath/powerful shower, double basin unit set in marble, large mirror, wc.

Bathroom 2 with bath/powerful shower, two basins, mirrored cabinets, wc.

Both bathrooms are tiled floor to ceiling with marble floors.

Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen including electric cooker, hob, extractor fan, microwave, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle, lots of cutlery/crockery. Baby highchair, iron and ironing board. Clothes dryer.

Living Rooms: Open plan lounge/dining room furnished to a very high standard, with 2 and 3 seater sofa (converts into a comfy double bed), dining table and 4 chairs. TV with DVD and Video. Patio door leads to terrace area.

Other: All rooms have air-conditioning.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service: 45 euros to paid locally towards laundry & cleaning costs. All towels and bed linen provided (not beach towels). Additional cleaning or linen change can be arranged during your stay at an additional cost.

Amenities/Facilities: hob/stove garden oven parking fridge/freezer fridge microwave dishwasher washing machine iron/ironing board satellite tv tv air conditioning room fans cot high chair shared pool

Suitability: children welcome suitable for elderly

Location Type: beach village

Further details outdoors


No steps to climb to access the apartment, making it ideal for wheelchairs or buggys. You are walking down hill to the beach, amenities and marina and therefore walking up hill on your way back - but it is a 'gentle' hill.


The private terrace area, accessed directly through the patio doors from the lounge or the Master bedroom has its own ceramic table and four chairs. 4 sun loungers are also provided. So safe for children with a lockable gate. The communal pool, for use by complex residents only, is on your doorstep (open 15 April - 31 October) and accessed through your own lockable terrace gate. There are some safety rules around the pool area to ensure all guests have a safe and enjoyable stay. The well maintained gardens are lawned, with an array of lovely plants and flowers. A great space for the children to have a bit more freedom to play or for you to chill out with a beer in the late afternoon sun. Fabulous views to the hills, where a cable car runs right to the top. Security gates operate at the top of the drive, where there is ample private parking.


There are two fabulous beaches a mere 5-10 mins walk from the apartment, and a promenade that stretches for miles with plenty of shops are restaurants. Benalmadena Marina, voted "The Prettiest in Europe" is also 5-10 mins walk where there are loads of attractions (including SeaLife), as well as much nightlife. Tivoli World, a large theme park, is 10 mins drive, Benalmadena Park is 15 mins walk with wildlife strolling around and Selwo Park, with sealion and dolphin shows is 20 mins walk.


Between 15 - 20 excellent courses are within 30 minutes drive. The nearest course is Torrequbrada which is only 5-10 mins drive. My husband will be able to recommend other fabulous courses and give you information on the best prices.


We have driven to Sierra Nevada from our apartment in 2 hours - where you will find wonderful skiing. You can ski from December to end of April, so why not combine a ski and sun holiday?

Special interest holidays

A fabulous promenade runs for miles along the beach which is great for walkers and joggers. Many watersports take place on the beach.


Malaga airport is 10 mins drive away. We can arrange for you to be collected from the airport and driven directly to the apartment, or taxi's are widely available outside the airport. There are numerous bus stops a few minutes walk from the apartment where buses run to close by resorts including Malaga. The train station is 10-15 mins walk away. Catch the bus or train to Fuengirola Zoo which is in the next resort, 15-20 mins away.


Many shops, bars, restaurants, banks are only minutes from the apartment with 'Benalmar Complex / 24 hr Square' at the bottom of the road. A popular market on Fridays in Arroya de la Miel is 15-20 mins walk. This lively town has a great range of shops, restaurants and bars, from typical Spanish tapas bars to great English cafes. A fab kid play area is also there. Aquapark is a 5 minute drive away as is the Crocodile Park. Puerto Banus 35 mins drive.

Further details

Further details : If you would like any further information, more photos, or just a chat about anything I've forgotten to mention, please call me on 0775 994 3949 and I will be more than happy to talk to you. It truly is a wonderful place to go to and we have done everything to ensure the apartment allows you to have a fabulous holiday. Previous visitors have described it as "Truly relaxing with everything at your fingertips." We have lots of guides/maps available to you in the apartment which you are most welcome to use and I have produced a Useful Information sheet giving you lots more information on the local area as well as the best bars and restaurants we have found.

Guest comments

'The apartment was super, we couldn't have wanted more'.

'The most comfortable beds Ever!'

'Everything we wanted was there - so comfortable we didn't want to come home. Kids had their best holiday ever in this safe complex.'

'We had a brilliant holiday - you have a lovely apartment in a nice quiet location but just a stones throw from everything. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.'

'We had a great holiday and will be recommending the apt to friends and family - it's a real home away from home especially when you have children'.

About this location

The Andalucia region

You can do and see lots of things in the province of Málaga and the Costa del Sol. There are hundreds of cultural and leisure activities. On the beach, in the wilderness, on the coast or in the hinterland, you will find all you need for a great holiday.

Benalmadena Costa

The Benalmádena Marina is the most astonishing port and residential complex in Europe. Its architecture mixes Indian, Arabic and Andalusian features, and its artificial islands lend it a special charm that enables the complex to integrate perfectly into a setting that is harmonious in its own way. It was twice awarded as the Best Marina in the World.

Beaches : there are two beach, located in the heart of Benalmadena with a beautiful promenade running along with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, shops etc. It is worth a visit because here stands one of the most emblematic villas on the coastal area -Bil-Bil Castle. It is council property and numerous cultural events are held in it. It also has a tourist office and is just a stone's throw from Benalmadena marina.

Calamorro Mountain : Sierra mostly located in the municipality of Benalmádena from where a cable car that climbs to the summit. The summit presents two notable elevations of 771 m. and 767 m. both separated by the Old Port. At the top, is a recreational area which is a complementary offer of leisure for people who reach the summit by cable car (or the paths that climb to the top). Facilities and activities included in this area for recreation and leisure are net of trails and rest areas, viewpoints, paragliding launch area, downtown Las Aguilas, falconry show, dressage show, astronomical observation area nightlife and restaurant area.

Benalmádena Ice Skating Club is part of a 7,000-square-metre sports centre, with 900 square metres allotted to the ice rink. Here you can go ice skating with your family or friends, take lessons in the ice skating schools, have your special events planned, have something to eat and drink at the coffee house, or meet the cute mascot, Frosty. The complex's other facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness room, several rooms for coached activities, and an advanced centre of sports medicine. All in all, an irresistible offer for your family if you're looking for a healthy environment to enjoy yourselves. Remember: you must wear gloves, socks, and trousers if you're going ice skating. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 10 are strongly advised to wear a helmet.

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Review 1-9 of 9

26 Jun 2014


"Ideal Holiday Apartment"

Arranged through the owner Finola to be picked up at Airport and from there on the whole fortnight went without a hitch. Plenty of contact and advice , comprehensive instructions about everything in a… More

29 Apr 2014


"Clean, spacious, close to all amenities in attractive setting."

I know we went in off season so would have expected a peaceful relaxing stay, (which is what we were after), but I think that even in peak season we would have had the same experience. The apartment i… More

26 Apr 2014


"Home from home"

This is a brilliant apartment to stay in. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, brilliant set up where there is a hall between the living and bedroom areas if you had kids to put to bed. Fully equipped kitchen. La… More

10 Mar 2014


"Sacious apartment in a good location"

We stayed in the apartment for a month. It was very comfortable and even though we had a few cool days the air con. worked very well to keep us warm. The location is excellent. 10 mins from superma… More

30 Jan 2014


"Great apartment and location"

I stayed here with some friends last year. It is in a great location. Only a short walk from the marina, beaches and nightlife. The apartment itself was lovely. It was well equipped, spotlessly cle… More

12 Feb 2013


"Perfect apartment near to all amenities for a relaxing stay"

A group of 5 of us stayed at the apartment which was clean, spacious with all mod cons. Location was great within walking distance of shops and restaurants, although up a steep hill if you were to wal… More

6 Feb 2013


"Wonderful-hoping to return this year!!"

We had a super week here, was everything we needed for a relaxing family holiday. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, which was easily arranged for us by the owner, everything was as won… More

4 Feb 2013


"Great Apartment, close to fabulous golf courses"

From contacting the owners, the booking process was very straight forward and the owners were very helpful with all the information on the area - thank you! We found the apartment immaculate on arriv… More

1 Feb 2013


"First Class Apartment .. We Loved It !"

Fantastic location, so close to numerous restaurants and bars. Beautiful beach and marina only a short walk away. The apartment is so spacious and the beds so comfortable! The kitchen is fully equippe… More

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:26 Jan 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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