Unique cosy apartment in an 210 year old building right on the Orange Square (Plaza de los Naranjos) in the Old Town (Casco Antiguo) of Marbella City Center. Old, charming but still with modern technology, like WiFi, Dishwasher and Ceramic Hobs!
This apartment is newly renovated with respect for the old construction and is kept in light colors with parquet floor throughout the entire apartment. New windows, bathrooms, kitchen and terrace - everything is new.
This apartment have a small newly renovated roof terrace where it is possible to sit and enjoy breakfast, as the morning sun turns the corner and shine on the terrace most of the day.
In order to keep this little terrace in the middle of one of the oldest town on the Costa del Sol coastline cosy, we just planted some tough flowers who loves direct sun in handmade and hand-painted Spanish clay pots. Please help us and use 4 minutes every day watering our outside flowers so they will stay fresh and green!
The terrace has a shady awning which comes in handy once the sun starts to get really warm during mid-day. In January 2014 we got some new wooden teak lounge furnitures for the terrace, so it is now possible to take a nap or wedge out with a glass of sangria all evening long.
There is also an ashtray on the terrace, as this is the only place where you might smoke. Please remember to close the door to the apartment, as we are non smoker and we would like the apartment to stay a non-smoking apartment.
When entering the apartment you walk into the combined living and dining room, where you'll find our comfy leather couches for you to relxe in, after a long days walk around town or a hot day on the beach, that is located just 7 min. walk from the apartment - or 19 minutes if you walk with a 3 year old in your hand, who spots the horses and carriage that takes tourists around town...!
There is also a dining table with chairs for 6 people, hangers for your coat (in case you feel like needing one!) and parking space for your outdoor shoes.
From the living-dining room, there is access to the terrace.
There is also access to our box-like kitchen, which contains everything you need to cook a proper dinner or just preparing a sandwich. We got a hot air oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Senseo Coffee machine and a concealed fridge freezer. It is all brand new!
- you may use whatever you find in the cupboards, as it is there for the very same reason.
From the living-dining room, there is access to the hallway where the 3 bedrooms are. On your right hand is the master bedroom, with a 160x200 cm semi-hard mattress, two summer duvets and pillows. The duvets and the pillows are all washed after each booking period, so you can be sure it is all 100% clean. The bed sheets are from the danish Designer Susanne Schjerning who makes Scandinavian quality linen - to keep the quality high we ironed all bedsheets so they are really crispy and nice to crawl into, after a long day in this amazing city!
There is also a closet for your cloth and two night stands.
Down the hallway you find the next bedroom on your right hand. We call it the Butterfly Room. Here we got a white dresser and a 140x200 bed which also have semi-hard mattresses, two summer duvets and pillows - and of course newly ironed crispy bed sheets! There are also a bamboo nightstand and plenty of electric sockets for you to charge your phone, camera etc.
Next room on your right hand is the last bedroom in the apartment. In here you'll also find a brand new 140x200 bed with semi-hard mattress - also with crispy newly ironed bed sheets, nightstands, lights, flowers and plenty of electric sockets.
In the wintertime all duvets are switched with winter duvets, to ensure that you still get a good nights sleep.
Depending on how many people you are, we'll lock the other rooms that you are not using/renting.
If you are just 2 people, you'll get access to one bedroom and one bathroom. If you are 4 people, you'll get access to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, if you are more than 4 people you'll get access to the entire apartment.
Across from the last bedroom you'll find the two bathrooms in the apartment - we still wonder why anyone would use space for two identical bathrooms in an apartment but it's quite common in Spain.
However, when having guests it's kinda nice with two bathrooms!
Both bathrooms have environmentally friendly water-saving-toilets, a separate shower with Eco water saver function and a sink with a small cabin below where you'll find extra toilet paper and towels. There's also windows in both bathrooms, which allows great light and ventilation to come in.
Our apartment is all 100% newly decorated and we, as all homeowners looove our home, so please do take good care of it!
However due to the love of our home, we have provided it with everything possible necessary for a joyful stay, like the killer fastest WiFi possible to get in the area around the Old City!
All bedroom windows have outside blinds to pull down, in case you like to sleep in the dark - every morning you can hear the locals pull up the blinds to let the sun in and you know a new day has started!
Our apartment have Fans but no Air Condition, most apartment in the old town of Marbella don't have that, as the streets are so narrow that you can touch the houses if you spread out your arms walking down the street. Because of the narrow streets there are no room for the Air Con machine on the outside and who want's a noisy thing like that inside? However the fans keep the room cooled in the summer and there are electric radiators for the winter time.
There are also brand new double glassed windows from April 2013.
Our TV is only connected to a DVD player, however it is possible for 15€ pr. week to get access to more than 250 channels, movies and TV series. This have to be booked in advance, as there it takes 2 days to get the connection turned on.
However, as there is no TV Antenna on the building, due to new limitations of what to be put up in the Old Town, the TV is coming in through the Internet cables, and it can be a bit tricky. It is also a bit technical, so if you are not a TV Zapper you might have a bit of difficulties getting it started. There is however a manual in the apartment, showing you how to use it - but there are no guarantee from our side that it will work.
Our apartment is located right on the Orange Square in the old town of Marbella with front towards the old City Hall, Orange trees, Fountains and the innumerable amount of restaurants, bars and take-away places in all price categories.
Due to the central location of the apartment, and the fact that you are in Andalusia, home to the most warmblooded Spanish people, there will be city noise.
The streets are very very narrow, and covered with cobblestones, seashells and pebbles from the Mediterranean Sea. When people walk and talk, the tapas bars have live Flamenco dance and the old men starts to sing after a little to much sun and quite a few cana's, you can only expect to feel and hear the heartbeat of the city, as the sound goes up along the buildings.
If you are a light sleeper or demand 100% silence on your holiday, I would not choose this apartment or any other apartment in Marbella, as this is a city that never sleeps, especially during the summertime.
If you like to cook yourself, there is a Mercadona and a SuperSol Supermarket within walking distance of the apartment. They are normally open between 10.00 am and 20.00 pm on weekdays.
If you want a bit more high-end grocery, you should go to La Canada, which is a huge shopping mall with more than 180 shops and a rather big Supermarket (Alcampo) La Canada is located a 5-7€ taxi ride away from the apartment.
There is also an Open Core around 5 min. walk from the apartment. Open Core has a limited selection of groceries but are open 24 hours, 365 days a year, so it is a good place to start out, if you arrive late at night.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga Airport 51 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|