Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A 2 bedroom second floor apartment with a spacious terrace. The property has barefoot access directly onto the beach and is located in a secure development next to the cosmopolitan Marina of Puerta Duquesa. There is a concierge and underground parking. An exotic range of facilities can be enjoyed when staying in this front line beach development including a gym, Sauna, tennis and 4 large communal pools all within the well established and spacious gardens. WiFi Broadband. On your doorstep is the ‘New Golden Mile’ beachside promenade which joins the charming seaside town of Sabinillas to Puerta Duquesa. Here you can spend time in the numerous restaurants and bars that overlook the marina and far out to sea. This really is a nice apartment in a wonderful location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Duquesa 10 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga, Gibraltar 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Sky TV, home cinema, hot and cold air conditioning. Full marble bathrooms & floors. The property is well presented and perhaps the best feature is the large terrace with views over the pool complex and out to sea. In the private gardens you can take full advantage of the Costa del Sol sunshine throughout the day. 'Marina de la Duquesa' has 4 large pools that allow you to either enjoy a funpacked lively holiday or to simply relax by one of the quieter pools and spend your days reading, relaxing and soaking up the sun. WiFi Broadband.
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment is in a quiet area idyllically situated on the seafront and next to the marina and port area at Puerto de la Duquesa in Manilva. It is approx 25 mins from Gibraltar and 50 mins from Malaga airport. Within the marina there are cafes,bars, boutiques,restaurants,supermarket, butcher, and a bank. There is also full marina services and a business centre. Within walking distance of the apartment can be found the Duquesa golf course.
There are no high rise hotels or apartment blocks in the area, which has helped to maintain it's charm and it's character. The blue flag sandy beach stretches past Sabanillas to Estepona. On the other side it winds along the coast to the well known resort of Sotogrande. The Duquesa waterfront is closed to traffic making it safe for families.
This area has excellent facilities for both families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday, and for golfers with some of the best golf courses in Europe.
There are many excellent golf courses on the coast including Valderrama - host of the Ryder Cup and World Championship, Alcaidesa - a Links course overlooking the rock of Gibraltar,Sotogrande - a parkland course, San Roque and Almenara all within 20 Kilometres of the apartment If you head in the direction of Marbella, you will find a further selection of fantastic golf courses such as Los Naranjos, Santa Clara, Monte Mayor, La Quinta, Rio Real and many others
The complex has 24 hour manned security, and entrance to the garage is by a remote control which is provided with your keys.
The lift connects the apartment with the underground car park and the lobby. The complex and apartment are wheelchair friendly.
Professional local management to check you in and provide support during your stay. High chairs and cots available.
The Costa del Sol region
Marbella - Famous for its designer shops such as Versace and Armani. Visit at night to experience the famous bustling night life in the numerous bars and clubs or try your luck on the roulette wheel at the celebrity frequented casino.
Puerto Banus - Dine in the most exclusive quayside restaurants and bars overlooking the marina with its multi-million pound super-yachts and exotic sports cars.
Estepona - Golf & Equestrian centre and riding school and one of the best markets in the area - twice a week.
Rhonda - Beautiful traditional Spanish village set high in the mountains.
You may want to consider taking day trips to the following: Morocco in Africa (Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech) from Algerciras, Grenada, Seville, Skiing - 2-3 hours drive away in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Selwo National Park (Estapona), Park Acuatico (large water park).
Street Markets (from 9am until 2pm approximately).
- Monday - Marbella
- Tuesday - Fuengirola
- Wednesday - Estepona
- Thursday - San Pedro
- Friday - Sabinillas.
- Saturday - Puerto Banus-Marbella (in the Bull Ring)
- Sunday - Estepona, Sabinallas, Sotogrande and San Roque.
Castillo De La Duquesa. The 18th Century fortress of Castillo de la Duquesa stands on the coast in the middle of what was once a large Roman fishing village. Archaeological excavations in recent years uncovered much more of the village making it one of the most extensive finds in the Andalucia region of Spain. Excavations have revealed a bath house, white mosaic floors, fish paste tanks, water conduits and salt pans.
Gibraltar. Just 30 minutes drive away. First time visitors will be pleasantly surprised with the diverse range of attractions on offer in Gibraltar. Steeped in history that has evolved from its strategic location at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, where Europe meets Africa, visitors are assured of breathtaking scenery, wildlife and architecture, that captures the unique flavour of this Mediterranean City and its inhabitants.
As a VAT-free jurisdiction, Gibraltar's popularity with visitors is enhanced by its value added shopping experience in famed Main Street. Gibraltar offers a wide range of activities from rock touring (see the apes), sailing, diving, fishing and bird watching bring visitors back again and again.
Go to http://www.gibraltar.gov.uk/hol/index.asp to find out more about Gibraltar.
Scuba diving. The area outside of Gibraltar Harbour attracts divers from all over the world because of its many ship wrecks. One such example is the SS Rosslyn which resides in just over 20 metres of water and provides some excellent photographic opportunities. The Camp Bay area has been designated a marine conservation area and is a 'must see' for diving enthusiasts.
Dolphins. A dolphin-watching trip is the most enjoyable way of seeing these fascinating mammals up close and there are several boat trips to choose from. In addition to no fewer than three species of dolphin, whales also migrate here, including the largest mammal of them all, the Blue Whale. The favourable Mediterranean climate makes for sightings of a variety of rare species of birds, dolphins, whales, fish and turtles.
Several operators provide dolphin watching excursions. Go to http://www.gibraltar.gov.uk/hol/WhatToSee/dolphins.asp
Places to eat: The old port of La Duquesa has a wide choice of restaurants offering not just local and Spanish specialities but Thai, Italian, Indian, Chinese, American-style and English restaurants too.
A few worthy of a mention include Il Capitano, La Vecchia Milano, Straw Donkey Roadhouse (where children are particularly welcome), Slow Boat to China (set menus and 'a la carte'), Indian Village, Gemojo, Sabinillas and Fox's.
There are also several Chiringuitos (beach bar/cafe) that serve hot and cold food all day - such as tapas, pasta, seafood, meat and fish dishes.
The Costa del Sol has some of the best golf courses in Europe and over 35 courses are within 30 minutes drive of the apartment suitable for both the novices and the most skilled. Courses include the world renowned Valderrama (Ryder Cup 1977 host), Sotogrande, San Roque, La Quenta, La Canada, Real Club De Golf and Aloha.
The nearest course, The Duquesa Golf and Country Club, is an 18 hole championship course designed by Sir Robert Trent Jones. This excellent course is set in a spectacular landscape. With 18 entertaining holes that will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf under the sun with breezes from the Mediterranean. This is the nearest course to the apartment. Has its own pro golf shop. In addition to golf, the complex also the following facilities:-
Tennis courts, swimming pool, restaurant and coffee shop, steam baths, Jacuzzi, sauna and putting green.
Valderrama Golf Club. 6,356 metres par 71 with no hole of less than championship quality but it can be fully enjoyed by players of all handicaps. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, whom many consider the leading golf architect of his day. Boasting a fantastic recently rebuilt clubhouse, the restaurant is open for dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings and buffet Lunch on Sundays.
Sotogrande Golf Club. The first Robert Trent Jones course designed in Europe. Opened in 1964, one of Costa del Sol's finest golf clubs and best courses. There is an absence of rough, just the numerous water hazards to concern yourself with particularly over the last few holes. This is one of Europe's best courses. Mature trees line the fairways and large lakes dominate the back nine. Imported Bermuda grass ensure lush fairways and the lack of rough add to the enjoyment of this wonderful golf course.
La Canada Golf Course. Club de Golf La Canada is the first municipal course on the Costa del Sol. It's located high above Guadiaro (San Roque-Cadiz) a town that propositionally presents the highest number of amateurs in Spain. The new nine holes have been designed by the architect Dave Thomas. The designer of the second nine holes (previously the first nine) was Robert Trent Jones who also designed other neighbouring golf courses such as Valderrama Golf Club and Real Club de Golf Sotogrande.
Club San Roque. Located between Jerez and Marbella, almost at the tip of the Iberian peninsula, lies one of Europe's most secluded and exclusive golfing resorts. Set in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, the peace and natural beauty of Andalucia is complemented by a stylish retreat with five-star facilities and an 18-hole championship golf course. Features two championship courses, covered driving range, practice areas, putting greens, pitching area and three practice bunkers.