Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Be warned....this is not an anonymous apartment for your holidays, it is a stunning ultra-luxurious meticulously prepared HOLIDAY HOME, with private lawned garden, spacious terrace, and glorious views over scalloped swimming pools, lush Zen gardens, and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea beyond.
Right next door to the 5-star Kempinski Hotel and the totally unique "Laguna Village" built right on the beach !
Heated pool & beauty salon & gym and saunas etc in leisure club.
Underfloor heating, lift, BBQ.
"Outside living" is what it is all about here at MAR AZUL. Vast full-width sliding doors open from both the master bedroom and lounge onto the sun-drenched terrace, provided with a lovely dining table, 6 comfortable chairs, and two loungers.
This is the perfect place for those alfresco breakfasts in the morning.
The perfect place for spreading yourselves out to relax during the day.
The perfect place for a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening 'til late.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||El Padron 20 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar, but Malaga Airport normally used (70KM) 40 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola 40 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|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, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
The MAR AZUL apartments encompass the external charm of traditional rustic Andalusian architecture, yet with every concession to todays' requirements for comfort, convenience, stylish outdoor living, and security.
No effort or expense has been spared to provide the ultimate levels of luxury and comfort:-
Top of the range air-quality, heat & cool control system throughout the apartment;.
Under-floor heating with independent control to every room, including entrance hall & bathrooms.
Infinitely adjustable sunken halogen lighting incorporating 'mood-lighting' in lounge & dining area.
High quality piped music system throughout the apartment, including bathrooms & terrace. 42" plasma TV.
WiFi throughout, including terrace & garden, at no additional charge.
Ultra modern kitchen featuring :-
Siemens dishwasher, washing machine & tumble-dryer
Stainless-steel fridge, freezer, microwave & cooker.
Beautifully sculptured cupboard doors & granite worktops.
Convenient marble "hatch" to dining area.
Highest quality Travertino Marble on floors, walls and surfaces in both bathrooms, enhanced by:-
Bidet in both bathrooms.
Hydro-massage shower in a perfectly-matching marble cubicle.
Rinsing shower over jacuzzi bath.
"His & hers” wash-basins.
Vast electrically heated mirrors which never steam-up !
Unfortunately, there's no rushing the ladies out of these bathrooms!
For the security conscious, though never yet needed in an emergency, we have :-
Video & audio entry system
Underground car park with remote-controlled gates
Lift from garage
Safety deposit box in master bedroom
Alarm system and panic alarm button,
Peep-hole in front door.
These all combines to maximise the feeling of well-being on MAR AZUL, enhancing the relaxing and care-free ambiance of this peaceful haven.
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|Further details outdoors||
This luxurious apartment is designed in such a way that it is provided with the intimate privacy that one may expect from a private villa, but with stunning views normally not !
The view encompasses a totally unique area of exuberant and colourful tropical gardens surrounding an inner world of spectacular sculptured swimming pools, flowing canals, fountains, cascading waterfalls, a giant overflowing bowl, sunken deck-chairs, jacuzzi beds, and romantic thatched cabanas with lovely comfortable armchairs & settees. All this with a backdrop of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
This apartment is perfectly situated right on the edge of the shallower central pool. There are just 5 privacy steps down to the pool. There are places in this giant pool suitable for all ages :-
There are perfect places for children to play such as the shallow canals.
Bubbly places for adults to relax in such as the "underwater jacuzzi deck-chairs".
Sheltered spots under bridges, deep places for a really good swim.
Very wet places under fountains and under the rim of a giant overflowing bowl.
Or just flop into one of the many loungers around the pool and watch whatever everyone else is doing.
If things just get too hot, or too exciting, you could always retreat into one of those cabanas and catch up on your reading in a big soft armchair.
All this within just literally a stone's throw from the beach & Sea, where you can walk in both directions for as long as you like.
The large area provided by the terrace and our private lawn can be rendered 'child-friendly' by the easy erection of the provided trellises to cover the openings in the front garden wall, and a gate to guard the steps down to pool-side.
My guests at MAR AZUL have full and unlimited access to our own indoor leisure centre within the resort, just 2 minutes walk from this apartment. There is a heated pool, fully equipped gym, spa, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam-room, and a beauty salon. Here, the ladies can avail themselves of revitalising treatments such as "full body exfoliation", "clay body wrapping", "luxury facials", or "hot stone aroma-messages" !
Wifi is accessible throughout the apartment, on the terrace, and in out private lawned garden. A computer is available for those without mobile internet access equipment. There is good mobile 'phone reception.
The garage, apartment, gardens and pool areas are all accessible by lifts & ramps & wide walkways suitable for wheel-chair use. There is an hydraulically operated chair-lift for easy access into the inside heated pool.
We do ask that out guests smoke only on the terrace and in the garden.
The Costa del Sol region
MAR AZUL is a sophisticated and peaceful haven at the heart of Europe's favourite recreational area, all the outstanding features of which are within a palms reach:
The ultra-fashionable shops and high-class night-clubs of Marbella;
The amazing harbour and fabulous luxury yachts in Puerto Banus;
The relaxing ambiance of the traditional Spanish tapas bars in the lovely village squares in nearby Estepona;
The prestigious golf-courses of Los Flamingos and El Pariso;
The spectacular 'Laguna Village' just 6 minutes walk along the beach;
The DRIVE up the nearby 4,500 feet mountain of Los Reales, and the view DOWN onto the Griffon Vultures and the Bonelli's eagles BELOW !
MAR AZUL's outstanding beach-front location is enhanced by the close proximity of the four greatest attractions on this coast-line :-
First, and virtually next door, we have the world-renowned Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona, fully-fitted with “five superior stars”, and facilities to match. You have a choice of 4 restaurants & 2 bars. You just MUST try their Sunday Brunch !
Second, our latest addition, the “LAGUNA VILLAGE”. It is only a six-minute walk along the beach from MAR AZUL, and comprises several exclusive shops, a luxurious beach-club (with white tents & white sun-beds within !), several unique terraced restaurants (including Sushi), cafes, bistros, and a tapas bar. Here you can partake of a well-deserved dip in a beach-side pool between visits to the shops and between cocktails in one of the luxurious bars overlooking nothing but the Sea and sand in this unique tropical oasis.
Third, the Selwo Adventure Park, just five minutes drive away. Here you get REALLY close-up to more than 2,000 animals from every continent, living in semi-freedom in a huge wilderness covering a million square metres. A fascinating tour can be made in a four-wheel drive truck that crosses the different landscapes of Africa without actually moving away from the Costa del Sol. Then take the short-cut back on foot, across several overhead rope walkways, and through the biggest aviary in Europe, an utterly enchanting valley totally enclosed in netting ! If there's a MUST-DO for all the family, this is it !
I've left the best to the end. Of all the major attractions along the coast of the Costa del Sol, Estepona stands out from the crowd, and it's only 5 minutes in a taxi from MAR AZUL along an extremely attractive tree-lined boulevard with lovely fountains, or a 30 minute amble along the promenades and beach. Estepona is the focal point of this luxury resort area because of it's authentic and unspoilt Andalusian atmosphere.
Estepona is a real living Spanish town of 30,000 souls, the ebb & flow of Estepona's daily and seasonal rhythms moves very much as it has done for centuries, reminiscent of another unchanging ebb & flow, that of the shimmering turquoise sea rippling up it's beautiful wide sandy beach.
The pace of life of the inhabitants, whilst perky in the morning, slows right down as the sun reaches it's highest point, only to erupt into lively exuberance as the sun sets and the young and old alike fill the quaint narrow cobbled streets, the atmospheric cafes, superb sea-food restaurants, and the locals' tapas bars in all the pretty squares.
The Sunday market in the marina is a weekend highlight, and to be followed up by a lovely meal in one of the many seafood restaurants surrounding the colourful bobbing boats is the icing on the cake.
And then, in 2012, things changed !..............for the even better !! In this year, the local council took up the streets in the old town (at the end nearest MARAZUL) and replaced the water & sewage systems, then recovered all that with cobbles, in some very interesting designs. They then stopped parking, made the streets residents-only for traffic, and screwed 14,000 plant pots to the walls ! Yes......14,000 ! These are colour-coordinated, so one street has all blue pots, the next red, or green, or lilac, or yellow. Or spotted. The historic centre of Estepona is now the most attractive of all Andalucia. Street after street of beautifully flower-decked houses. And this is where people actually live, it's not full of shops selling tourist tat. The BEST place to visit in the whole of the Costas !