Colinas del Faro
About the home
Colinas del Faro is about 5km west of Fuengirola; approximately 20 minutes (30km) drive from Malaga airport. Accommodation includes a comfortable living room with small double bed settee, dining area, kitchen, 1 bedroom which has a king-sized bed and foldaway single bed, a bathroom and a large terrace with reclining chairs as well as table and chairs. There are stunning unobstructed views from the terrace over the Mediterranean. There is an excellent pool (unheated).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||El Faro, 1km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 1|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
Kitchen, modern but tiny, includes a washing machine, microwave, twin hot rings, fridge/freezer, Moulinex cooker, electric orange juice press, toaster, coffee percolator and kettle. Lounge with comfortable bed settee. Spanish digital TV. CD Player/Radio The apartment is well equipped - this is more a home rather than a rental property and I have tried to do everything to make my guests comfortable. Please respect my personal possessions and let me know if there are any essentials you feel I have omitted to supply.
Further details outdoors:
The complex has well maintained gardens and a good sized pool, together with a learner pool. The pool hours are from 8.00am/10.00pm. There is a barriered car park with additional spaces provided immediately outside the complex.
Beach and Sun:
There is a beach 1km away, just across the main road, reached through the Playa restaurant. The beach at La Cala is also pretty good and a lot quieter. Be careful with the very hot sun. 15 minutes unprotected is enough to burn, even out of main season. You have been warned!
Travel and sights:
Malaga airport 20 minutes. Spanish public transport is relatively cheap. The blue and yellow buses across the N340 at the bottom of the hill will take you to Fuengirola; the stop on the apartment side of the road is for La Cala and Marbella. From Fuengirola, a trip to Ronda is recommended. The bus station is a short walk from the railway station towards the seafront. Locally based taxis will pick you up from the apartment, generally within 5 minutes of your call. Phone 952 476593 or 952 478288. There is a train from the airport to Fuengirola and a taxi rank sits outside Fuengirola station. A local mini market is beside the restaurant Colinas del Faro, which is fine for basics.
Thirty per cent of the total rental cost is payable on booking. This is non-
refundable in the event of cancellation. You are strongly advised to include
cancellation cover in your travel insurance.
For the benefit of everyone, I would very much appreciate it if you would not smoke inside the apartment. If you must smoke, please use the terrace.
The Costa del Sol region
Take the train from Fuengirola to Malaga, the two-hour drive to Granada to see the Alhambra is well worth it and North of Malaga is the lovely little town of Antiquera where you should visit the old town around the old castle. Coming south of there, there are some amazing rock formations in El Torcal. The little road south of there back to Malaga is very interesting, if a bit hairy at times!
Gibraltar is also worth a look, but leave the car on the Spanish side and walk across or take a bus. Otherwise the border formalities can take ages. A day trip to North Africa is interesting but the hawkers in Tangier make the timeshare touts look like amateurs. Don’t attempt the trip on your own; a tour guide protects you - in Arabic! Loads of places arrange the trips - buses will pick you up in the lay-by on the main road at the bottom of the hill if you are going West and across the road via the bridge if you are heading East to places like Granada.
The Fuengirola / El Faro area
You are spoilt for choice. Try the area around Orange Square in Marbella, and, a bit further west, a visit to see how the other half lives in Puerto Banus is a must. You will see private motor-cruisers bigger than warships!
How to get there
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Colinas del Faro is situated on Spain’s southernmost coast, the aptly named Costa del Sol. It’s about 5 kilometres West of Fuengirola, approximately 20 minutes (30 kilometres) drive from Malaga Airport. The car hire firm I almost always use now is Yellow Car. Telephone: 00 34 952 494000 Fax: 00 34 952 493970. www.yellowcar.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities near Fuengirola
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
A winter sun break
06 Mar 2012
We wanted to escape the dark and cold days of Finland's mid winter. Based mainly on the view shown on advertisement we picked this location. We could not have done a better choise. The 180 degree sea view from the terrace is just something you never get tired of. No picture can match it. The apartment was as advertised. The kitchen has it's space limitations but we could cook enything we wanted. We have had a principle never to travel twice to same place but with this place it is very easy to break.
19 Dec 2011
We spent a lovely bank holiday weekend in August at this apartment in El Faro. Check in was easy and straightforward and everyone in the Urbanization was very friendly and open to offering advice on restaurants and points of interest. We walked to El Faro beach. Costa Mijas and Fuengirola although depending on heat and fitness this might not be for everyone.
The apartment was well equipped - although the Sky remote was a teaser as there was no satellite TV available - not that we particularly need it as we spent most of our time on the sunny balcony enjoying the view to the lighthouse and out to sea.
A lovely, relaxing break - would recommend for couples or friends in group of 2 or 3.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring season||14 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Season||1 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak Season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Off season||1 Sep 13||1 Dec 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Long term winter||1 Dec 13||1 Mar 14||£ 100||-||-||1 Month|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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