Ronda 3 (apto 93)
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
Welcome to Ronda 3 ! A really comfortable light roomy apartment on the ninth floor of Ed. Ronda 3. Only a couple of minutes walk from the bright lights of the" Village" but quiet enough to fall asleep to the sounds of the sea. It has a very good sized balcony/terrace over-looking the wonderful beaches and the seven kilometer Paseo, with sweeping vistas over the Mediterranean, Fuengirola Bay, the Marina to the west........and beyond. Below the cooling lawns and flowering shrubs of our large gardens, swimming and paddling pools. There is a small cafe/ tapas bar and Paddle Tennis courts behind. During the day, a receptionist is on duty, there is secure parking, to one side and a night guard.
Furnished with a wrought iron and glass table and chairs for relaxed dining or just having a vino and watching the sun go down, the terrace also holds a matching sofa for extra friends calling by, or to chill out with your "book of the moment". The South-West aspect allows sunshine to flood the balcony until late afternoon. There is also a smaller balcony leading off the main bedroom, handy for breakfast, with yet more views of the Mediterranean and the bay stretching east, as far as the eye can see. Topped behind by our mountains, which, in truth, are not terribly tall, but graced by one of the icons of Spanish culture : an " Osborne Bull " and views to Mijas, one of the famous "white Villages", only eight kilometers away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Los Boliches 10 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga - 20 mins drive 17 km, Nearest railway: Los Boliches 250 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are two bedrooms, both containing two large single beds, which can be together to form a really big double bed or apart. One opening onto the sea-side balcony the other to the mountain vista, both with lots of wardrobe space.
The pretty mosaic tiled bathroom contains a washing machine and lots of colourful towels, but also washing liquid, conditioner, soap and lavatory paper. Beach towels and beach umbrellas are also at hand.
The Kitchen has the usual complement of fridge-freezer, microwave, hob and oven, electric kettle, pots, pans, dishes and glass-ware, iron and ironing board, etc. A small welcome pack, including a bottle of "Cava" will get you started.
Living Room The very comfortable sittingroom contains two large, well cushioned sofas, lots of cushions, drinks cabinet, marble side and coffee tables, wide-screen T.V. with Eurocable (English & Spanish channels) and DVD/CD player. There is, of course, a wifi connection available.
Dining Area On the Sea Terrace...........adore the views !
General Bed Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Lift, Mosquito Screens on doors & windows.
|Further details outdoors|
As you can see........there is so much to do.......and we haven't even mentioned the Street Markets and Boot Sales, Day trips and Boat Trips...... Or, that beach-bed and parasol can look mighty attractive.......maybe a Pimm's ?
Outside Shared Pool, Children's Pool, Communal Garden, Tennis Court, Balcony, Parking,
The wonderful beaches of Fuengirola Bay are right across the road, if you can tear yourself away from the swimming pool and gardens ! There are many restaurants, cafe's and beach bars, all around.
Property Views Sea Views, Mountain View, Pool Views, Beach Views, Town View
Suitability All of the Family, Children Welcome, Long Term Rentals Welcome,
Sorry, Pets not allowed, Small lifts so some wheelchairs may not fit.
Local Activities Amusement Park, Cinema, Cycling, Diving, Fishing, Golf, Horse Racing, Horse Riding, Jetbikes, Mountaineering, Paragliding, RollerBlading, Sailing, Skiing, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Walking, Water Skiing, WaterPark, Wind-Surfing, Zoo
Please do note that smoking is allowed, but only on the balconies....... and open the windows please. We do not mean to spoil your smoking pleasure, but non-smoker's hate the smell of second-hand tobacco, so we think this small restriction fair to both parties ! Mountain biking is available in Fuengirola. By day a receptionist is on duty. There is secure parking and a night guard.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% will be required at the time of booking and a further 75% must be tendered, at least two weeks before your arrival.
We also require a £ 250.00. damage deposit, to be paid together with the balance of the rental.
It's returned, within a couple of days after your holiday ... we've never had to use it, we get nice people come to stay !
Long lets can arrange additional cleaning, linens, as required.
Booking could not be easier : We'll need a 25% booking deposit. Your full names, address and passport numbers. Upon receipt of your deposit, we shall send you a contract, giving all our details. You sign it and post it back. Deposit and rentals can be made by Bank to Bank transfer or by cheque, both to a UK. account. We like you to phone us, when you arrive at the Airport, so we can be sure to greet you with the keys. It's all very easy...... so, there you have it.....when shall we see you next ?
The Andalucia region
A poplular area, full of history, located in the South of Spain ( Andalucia Region ) within the province of Malaga on the Costa del Sol.
Fuengirola's a great town, with five miles of beach, just in town, alone, which has EVERYTHING you could possibly want, need, and maybe more.
The town is all flat, but backed by mountains, which means it's warmer in winter, but not horribly hot, in summer, so its good for walking, jogging, dandering along, at your ease. Restaurants, markets, historical sights, skiing ! Africia , shopping, dancing, clubs, Flamenco, flamingos and oh ! You'd have to be dead, not to like it here. Safari parks, dolphins, donkeys, deep sea diving, all sorts going on, far too many to list. If you have a wish list, e-mail me, and I'll try to help. So do get carried away : come to Spain . See you soon, and get in touch, with any questions, Gael.
Golf Information: There are 50 odd golf courses, some championship standard, from 10 minutes to max. one hours drive.
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5 Nov 2013
The apartment was very homely with lots of personal touches and it was in a very good location, both for seeing all the local amenities and for travelling further afield. Gael had left some food that we could use to start off with which was very kind as we arrived late and all the shops were closed. The apartment was comfortable with 2 bathrooms- essential when traveling with teenagers!- and a television with English channels which was useful in the evenings and at this time of year when all the good stuff is on back home. It had beautiful views of the coast from the balcony which was warm enough to sit on, even at this time of the year. The weaher was fantastic too. I couldn't belive we were sitting in T shirts outside and eating outdoors in early November. All in all I would thoroughly recommend the apartment.
I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday in 91. ( Ref. 296538 ) But them I suspect your lovely family would enjoy everything you do !
13 Aug 2013
"Great week away"
Stayed in the apartment for a week in july 2013 with my wife and brother and sister in law. Nothing negative to say about this place and gael (the owner) took care of us from beginning to end. Lovely woman. The apartment itself is spotless and central to bars restaurants and of course the beach. Thanks for a great holiday!
You all come back, anytime ...... A lovely family, great to meet you all !
21 Jul 2013
My husband and I booked to stay for a week to take his parents away for a treat. The owner was very helpful during the booking process and kept in constant contact in the run up to the stay which was very helpful. The apartment is in a great location and has excellent seafront views as advertised. Unfortunately, these positives did not outweigh the negatives. The apartment and its contents have seen better days and whilst I understand the property is marketed as a 'home from home' and other reviews have described it as staying at a friends, the least you can expect is for the property to be clean and tidy. When we arrived my heart sank as I looked around and unfortunately the feeling only got worse the longer we inhabited the apartment. This is the first time I have left a review after a holiday but feel the need to in the hope it may give the owner some incentive to make some improvements as I feel she could have a superb property rather than what is currently, in my opinion, well below average. The owner did leave a 'welcome pack' of cava, milk and bread, which is helpful, but we also discovered some rotten tomatos out on display in the kitchen which looked like they had been hanging around for quite some time. As well as this we discovered something that looked like somebodys left over takeaway in the freezer and who knows how long that had been there. Whilst I understand that she leaves things left by other guests as they may be of use to people, some of the food items left were unacceptable. And its not just food, the place looked like a car boot sale crammed with junk left by other holidaymakers, most of it useless and just contributing to the dirty, cluttered feel of the place. I use the word dirty with a heavy heart as it does seem extreme but sadly it was. There was dust, grime and dirt all over and you cannot blame the fact that the property is near the beach, it is on the 9th floor and if you ask me the dust had accumulated over a long period of time. The kitchen had food stains down the cupboard fronts and the crockery, cups especially, were stained. Every cupboard and draw was full with other peoples junk, used batteries, extension leads, fans that didn't work, tampons, other peoples toiletries the list is endless. There was also a musky smell to the apartment which was very unpleasant. The smaller of the two balconies was half taken over by further junk, including a very large pane of glass leant up against a wall. We stayed for two nights and couldn't stand it any longer so booked into a hotel to try and salvage the time we had left. We left without a word as we didn't want a fuss and further stress to ruin the time we had left, especially as we had my in-laws with us. And quite frankly, if we had have let the owner know, there is not a lot she could have done as in my opinion, it would have taken over a week to get the apartment up to spec. It needs a complete strip down and a team of cleaners to give it a good going over. We went on holiday for a relaxing break and did not want to spend the remainder of our time having to endure uncomfortable conversations with the owner regarding the condition of the apartment. We did eventually enjoy Fuengirola in a clean hotel where we were able to walk around barefoot without getting dirty feet and able to leave our clothes and toiletries in empty wardrobes and drawers. Whilst you fully expect to 'clean up' after yourselves when renting a self catering apartment, you do not expect to have to clean up after 10 other families before you. On the plus side, when we returned, our deposit was returned quickly. I imagine that the owner will submit a response to this review citing reasons such as 'quick turnarounds' etc, but we arrived at midnight and there can be no excuse for the lack of cleanliness of the apartment. It was clearly a build up of months of dust and dirt. I actually feel slightly apprehensive submitting this review as I am not an unkind person and do not moan without good reason but I really feel I should share my experience with others and hope that it may go some way towards giving the owner a boost to improve the property, as it could be great! You just can't hinge everything on the location and seaview. The photos look great but sadly do not show the whole truth.
I'm astonished ! No, truly......the last communication I had with this group, was by email, on the 6th. July,(12.39.pm.) in response to my email, of that morning (10.03.am)thanking them for leaving the apartment in good order, and asking for their banking details, to return their damage deposit. Last words from them : "many thanks"! And then this scathing review ! Although, elsewhere on TripAdvisor, I note that even the Ritz. Hotel has been awarded quite a few "terrible" reviews......!!! I have no idea when they left the apartmemt, their booking was between Wednesday 26th. June and Wednesday 3rd. July 2013. So they arrived one day after the previous group's two week holiday, who, leaving on the Tuesday 25th. June, left ample time for the usual clean, linen and towel change,and provision of a "welcome pack". That "officially" left two days, thursday and Friday, 4th. and 5th. July, to effect the normal clean and change the linens and towels, before the next group's arrival, on Saturday, 6th. July 2013. They arrived just after lunch, declared the apartment "lovely" and "spotless", and posted the next review, "Great week away", in which they said "nothing negitive" and again "spotless"..... Yet : " and quite frankly, if we had let the owner know, there is not a lot she could have done as in my opinion it woould have taken over a week to get the apartment up to spec. It needs a complete strip down and a team of cleaners to give it a good going over". How can both be true ? Neither group ever met nor knew each other's opinions. And then the previous "10 families" : "Whilst you fully expect to have to clean up after yourselves when renting a self catering apartment, you do not expect to have to clean up after 10 other families before you". I'm sure the "10 families before" would be charmed ! I find it impossible to understand how "Cava,milk and bread" can be "helpful", but tea, coffee, brown and white sugar, eggs, biscuits, jam, rice, pasta, flour, etc. can be unacceptible" ? All the perishibles, butter, milk, eggs, etc, (including the tomatoes, which were placed in a bowl, with lemons and a head of garlic, on top of the Micro-oven, close to the chopping board,) are freshly bought and unopened, not "left-overs", from the previous tenents, as is implied. If you happen to use margarine, not butter, that's fine....it's just a welcoming gesture...... you don't have to eat it ! Like-wise, in the bathroom, we supply shower gel, soap,washing liquid, conditioner, and lots of loo paper,,,,,but you don't have to use it. I know, from experiance, how welcome a pack of Tampax can be..... The intention is to welcome you, so you can come in, sit down, put your feet up and "BE ON HOLIDAY"......especially if you should arrive in the middle of the night! The balconies : Like most Spanish apartments, there is no outside space, (garage or shed ) so one balcony is for socalising, the other for utilities : storing "essencials" : folding drying rack, ironing board, sometimes a set of step-ladders, bucket annd mop, brushes and scoop... Also, being a Family Holiday Apartment,the other "essentials" : lilo, small body boards, paddle tennis bats and balls, buckets and spades, snortle tubes and goggles, .....beloved of kids, large and small. There for all to use. Neatly stacked, they take up about 20% of the blind end of the balcony.....luckily, there being great views of Mijas, the mountains, and the Eastern beachside, there is room for a table and chairs..... Seems a shame not to take advantage of the view....did this confuse ? Likewise, in the living room, I don't expect people on holiday have much need for drawer space.....but might appreciate an extension lead, plug adapters, spare bulbs, candles, batteries, matches....... It seems to me that some people are, by nature, more comfortable in a neutral, "empty", space. Others enjoy the experiance of "living on the Costa" for a while..... In either case, it goes without saying, the apartment is clean. Two points....my sister,booked into an apartment in Fuengirola,because this apartment, 93. was already booked, arriving about an hour late, ( Airline delay )found herself left standing in the street, with two small girl children and all her luggage, with no-one to meet her, no contsact number, no note, no keys, no explanation. Luckily, she had her Family at hand......when the owner eventually replied to her emails, he said it was "her fault, as she was late"..... That is a "terrible" (start to a)holiday. Two, as I had agreed to wait up, till "after 1.00.am." to meet this group, with the keys, I took my dinner with me.....it had been a long day. I put the remains in the freezer, and forgot, in the flurry of their late night arrival, to take it with me......the "carry out", dear reader, was mine own !
16 Apr 2013
"Bright and airy apartment in a great location"
Just returned from a glorious week in Los Boliches. The apartment has two nice sized bedrooms with a good kitchen & lounge and a great enclosed terrace offering fantastic views of the beach toward the marina on Fuengirola. Gael was really friendly and very responsive in all requests, including returning the deposit monies(!) and generously left a lovely welcome pack including a much appreciated bottle of Cava. Great location on the sea front with loads of great beach bar/restaurants, shopping very close to hand and only a five/ten minute walk from the rail station.
Glad you enjoyed yourselves........and the Cava ! Hope to see you again, sometime soon.
14 Feb 2013
"Great location and good value for money"
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The location couldn't be better overlooking the sea and in one of the nicest spots along the long promenade. This is not a luxury apartment but it contains all the things listed in the blurb, is very spacious and offers good value accomodation. Gael is very helpful, she left us a nice starter pack of food and drink and returned our deposit swiftly after our return.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.....come again soon !
13 Jul 2012
I must say I'm glad I didn't read the latest review before our stay as it would have put some doubt in my mind.We had a very warm welcome from the owner on our arrival with a perfect welcome pack. The location is perfect for beach activities and night life is a stroll along the promenade. The train station is conveniently located 5 minutes away with a 20 minute journey directly to the airport. The apartment itself is adequately equipped for home cooking if desired , plenty of TV channels and a DVD player for entertainment. Wi fi connection was excellent and most importantly the shower was a god send after a day in the sun ! The beds were very comfy and the linen freshly laundered ,the rest of the flat was clean and tidy. I would definitely return and would recommend the apartment
What a lovely family, I´m looking forward to seeing them all again soon !
12 Jun 2012
"Not like 'home from home'."
We arrived early hours of the morning ( 1.30am) only to be told that the apartment wasnt ready and still needed beds making and floors cleaned !!!!!! .We had two small children in the car who needed putting to bed ,so agreed for the bed making to continue but had to say no to 'hoovering and mopping' at that time of night. There was chewing gum stuck to cushions, dust balls under all furniture, and all in all the flat was in general need of a 'good going over'. I could nt understand how the apartment was nt prepared in time at such a late arrival time. The icing on the cake was when my youngest daughter came into the lounge from the bedroom, mid holiday, brandishing condoms that had been left in bedside table from previous guests ( along with unused toiletries and dirty soap in bathroom) It felt that the flat had not been bothered with and simple tasks, such as cleaning away after previous tenants had been neglected leaving us feeling unsettled and unable to relax in its surroundings. Although the cleaning needs were addressed ( partially) by the owner, by then it was too late and the tone had been set for the remainder of our holiday . i realise that writing this negative review it may have an impact on future bookings and i have never written negative comments before about places i have stayed but I believe that if you are going to do 'holiday lettings ' cleanliness and being ready for peoples arrival is a major factor. Plus side to apartment, proximity to beach and restaurants , wi-fi in flat and swimming pool was decent
Two wee comments; this was the fifteenth time we let this apartment, in the past year. Each time it´s let it is, of course, cleaned and the linens changed, before the new guests arrive. We get lovely people to stay, who all, unfailingly, tidy up and leave the apartment as they found it. None the less, a beach-front apartment does get a bit of "air-borne" sand. It´s a trade-off against the wonderful position and views. Fourteen other couples, friends or families loved it, this one did not...... It was a very fast "turn around" and it´s true that the rug had not been vacuumed since 4 days before, we just ran out of time and with the two small children it seemed better to arrange to return, the following morning, to do so. Everything else, however, was cleaned, buffed, washed down and dusted. I do admit I found it a tad strange to be invited to get down on my hands and knees to peer under the beds, looking for "dust" the next morning, not how I would envision starting a holiday....."but to each their own" I also freely own up....there was indeed a piece of gum, stuck below one of the terrace cushions, despite the apartment otherwise being left very neat and tidy, by the previous guests......they also left three foil wrapped condoms behind. I´m sure the sight of your three year old clutching them might have proved a little alarming, but they were sealed and to the child, just gaily wrapped little parcels. I´m sorry, I missed them......in the normal way, if I´d found them, I´d have put them on the top shelf, in the bathroom cabinet. (which I later did ) We do leave tea, coffee, sugar,butter, bread, eggs, sauces,etc. as well as washing power, conditioner, loo paper and soap, etc. Most folk like to be able to "have a cuppa", without having to dash to the shops. Or indeed a glass of Cava, which is also in the fridge, waiting to welcome you in and say "Happy Holiday" There are also bucket and spades, beach balls, various inflatable pool toys and "stuff"........it´s a beach-side family apartment, not a hotel ! I also posted back some small children´s clothes, which had been left behind...... I´m sorry they did not fully enjoy their stay. However, the very next people to arrive out (staying in another apartment we have, on the same floor ) did trace their other reviews and it seems that they have been badly disappointed everywhere they have commented upon. Such a shame, holidays should be fun, don´t you think ? And the very next people in, wrote the third review...... so I guess it´s just not possible to please everyone; but we do try. So if any one has any comments or suggestions to make, please do..... See you by the beach soon!
4 Oct 2011
"Everything you need for a relaxing holiday"
I booked a week at short notice and was very impressed with Gael's quick responses to my emails providing me with answers to all queries. The apartment was exactly as described and very comfortable. Gael was very generous with the welcome pack and with supplies of toilet paper, washing up liquid etc. In some places even the last bit of soap has been removed and you have to go out and buy everything. It was very much like staying in a friend's home. The location was great within easy access of shops etc. The restaurant on the beach opposite was very good especially for fish and frequented by locals as wellas holiday makers which is always a good sign!
Clare and her husband were a delightful couple, who, unfortunately, had to cut short their holiday, due to an incomplete convalescence, from which I hope he has fully recovered. As do all our visitors, they treated the apartment as their "home from home" and left it exactly as they found it. I do hope I shall have the pleasure of seeing them again. They were perfect guests, who asked all the right questions, enabling me to,I hope, make their choice of holiday the right one, though sadly shorter than they wished. A Gentleman and his Lady, charming to know.
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