Charming Spanish townhouse
Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautiful townhouse is located in a charming Andalucian urbanization 150 mts away from the beach and from one of the best golf courses on the coast. The property has 2 bedrooms, one twin bedroom and 1 double bed, both have balconies with enchanting views to a pretty Andalucian square. The bedrooms are light and airy and their furnishings, fittings and bed linen are of the highest quality. Large living and dining area with table for 8 people, open fireplace, TV, DVD player and WIFI. There are two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and iron and a separate laundry room with washing machine. Air-conditioning and central heating in all the rooms of the house. The Andalucian patio is a sheer delight with terracing and flowers all around for al fresco dining. The gardener takes care of the flowers twice a week.
Outside the house a maze of cobbled streets weave between the colourful houses and lead you to the delightful communal pools (open all summer) and beautifully maintained landscaped gardens. The beach and (18 holes) best golf course in the area are 150m away. San Pedro which has some superb places to see, bars, restaurants and supermarkets is approx 3km away. The lively Puerto Banus is 5 km and Marbella is 10km/2 minutes and both have excellent choice of beaches, bars, restaurants and shops.
The property is perfect for families, couples, friends and single people. It is a wonderfully relaxing cosy place to stay and is very well placed for enjoying the beach, golfing, visiting the famous Andalucian 'White Villages', as well as Seville, Jerez, Granada and the beaches of the Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz..
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Guadalmina/Puerto Banus/Marbella 50 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: MALAGA/GIBRALTAR 45 km, Nearest railway: FUENGIROLA/MALAGA 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
Rental prices quoted in euros €.
The Costa del Sol region
Over 300 days of sunshine every year, a beautiful coastline with fabulous beaches, enchanting towns and villages, magnificent countryside, stylish resorts, sophisticated nightlife, superb shopping and an amazing choice of golf courses make the Costa del Sol a perfect choice for a holiday.
The area offers something for everyone - families, couples, groups of friends, singles and, of course, golfers.
The Costa del Sol caters to the young and old alike, offering a host of entertainment choices for both natives and visitors.
The coast boasts one of the highest concentrations of world-class golf courses (mostly in Malaga,Spain), to the extent that it is often dubbed "The Costa del Golf". For families there are theme parks, including water parks, go-karting, safari parks and many beautiful public gardens. For younger visitors the main areas of attraction are Benalmadena's Puerto Marina & '24-hour square' and Puerto Banus in Marbella. Both are very trendy and chic, but be warned: the bars and clubs don't get busy until near midnight and stay open 'till dawn.
The area's infrastructure is well organized with the new Autopista del Sol providing access from Malaga to Estepona and beyond to Gibraltar. The old N-340 coastal road (now also called the A-7) is a little slower but offers some lovely sea views as it winds its way along the coast. Links between Granada, Seville and Cordoba are easily accessible for those wishing to venture further inland. The International airport has regular flights to most major cities, and is located just 10 minutes from Malaga City centre.
Depending on what you enjoy you could drive for 10 minutes inland and find typical white Andalucia Villages, visit designer shops in Puerto Banus, enjoy a meal mixed with the scent of orange blossom in Marbella Old Town, choose from 40 Golf courses on the Costa Del Sol, sit on the beaches, walk in the mountains, ski on the lakes, visit a children's theme park, go to a flea or street market.
Please take time to plan your break, visit Marbella Old Town, Estepona, Ojen, Istan. The wonderful town of Ronda, Granada is only 2 hours away. Malaga itself is a beautiful City, one of Europe's most underrated. Stroll around the Yachts and people watch in Puerto Banus or Benalmadena. Sit on a Costa Del Sol beach on a clear day, squinting to see if that really is Africa in the distance.
The Costa del Sol, is one of the areas that contains all the ingredients for a good holiday.
Marbella stretches along some 27 kilometres of coastline from Cabopino to San Pedro and boasts some of the finest beaches of the Costa del Sol.
Marbella is split into several districts - Marbella East, Marbella Centre, Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia and San Pedro. It is a town that offers not only an international jet-set scene but also a typically Andalucian ambience and is a golfer's paradise.
Stroll around the beautifully managed parks and gardens or the narrow streets of Marbella's romantic 'Casco Antiguo' (Old Town), steeped in history and so typically Andalucian. Everything you could need is found here surrounded by an incomparable landscape of sea and mountains.
Marbella East begins at Cabopino - a very pretty little port - and has some of the best beaches in the area including Las Dunas which is a Natural monument.
Marbella Centre comprises the Old Town, centre, beach front (Paseo Maritimo), the sports and fishing ports. Head along the Golden Mile out of Marbella to reach world famous Puerto Banus.
SAN PEDRO DE ALCÁNTARA
San Pedro de Alcántara is very Spanish in flavour with a surprisingly good choice of international restaurants and exclusive shops - you will have to hunt them down in the warren of small streets. There is a superb promenade along the seafront.
San Pedro is just 10 minutes drive west Marbella and about 30 minutes' drive away from the natural beauty of the Serrania de Ronda Mountains.
An ancient farming community, once famous for sugar cane, today San Pedro is a refreshingly unspoilt pueblo with an appeal all of its own.
The main square with its imposing parish church is surrounded by narrow streets which are packed with intriguing small shops, cafes and bars. Thursday is market day and you may find some bargains.
The modern wide promenade is ideal for a stroll with several excellent chiringuitos (beachside restaurants) specialising in fish dishes. If you are feeling especially energetic you can walk all the way to Puerto Banus.
For history lovers there is a Paleochristian Basilica Church by the sea and the third century Roman Baths, Las Bovedas.
Puerto Banus is built around a large marina where some most magnificent yachts lay at anchor. It was originally developed as an exclusive playground for the rich and famous in the 1970's yet still retains the Andalucian character with traditionally narrow streets and white-washed buildings. Nowadays there are also modern shops and celebrated restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There is a huge branch of Spain's best department store - El Corte Ingles and also a large cinema complex that shows some films in English.
Nueva Andalucia has multi-million Euro villas and more modest but still stylish apartments plus some very fine restaurants. It is also home to the Casino. On Saturdays there is a justifiably popular market.
Benahavis is a simply delightful mountain village overlooking the Guadalmina River and according to the BBC Holiday Programme 'as close to paradise as you can get'.
In many ways one of Andalucía's best kept secrets Benahavis is just 7 km into the mountains from the main coast road, immediately west of San Pedro de Alcántara and only a few minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banus.
The village itself is a delightful pueblo with pretty houses, a few shops and a simply amazing choice of restaurants. It is known locally as the Rincón de la Gastronomía or the 'dining room' of the Costa del Sol.
There are a few little shops for essentials (including freshly baked bread), a pharmacy, 4 banks and some lovely galleries including that of the famous sculptor David Marshall. For more choice there are several excellent supermarkets a few minutes drive away.
If you like walking this is the perfect place with lovely walks through the hills and mountains all with splendid views. There are walks for everyone from challenging slopes to level tracks through the woods.
Benahavis is a great centre for sightseeing and the choice a places to visit and things to do is seemingly endless. Ronda is not to be missed and Estepona and Gibraltar are easy to reach. Seville, Granada, Cadiz and Córdoba are a little further afield. The countryside around is simply stunning.
For the golfer the Costa del Golf beckons - One of the best golf courses of the coast 'Guadalmina Golf Course' is 2 min walk distance from the property. There is a huge choice of other courses within a short distance /few minutes drive including Montemayor, Marbella Club, El Paraiso, Los Flamingos, Atalaya, La Quinta, Los Arqueros, La Zagaleta.
Marbella has 27 kilometres of coastline and 24 different beaches. The nearest ones are:
2 min walk from the property and next to the Guadalmina Golf Course. This beach is 1.6Km long and 30 m. wide. Relatively quiet and very clean. Water sports are available such as windsurfing, jet skiing, pedales, etc.
Two beach clubs and two "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) with sun beds.
Linda Vista Playa
San Pedro Alcántara, next to the Linda Vista Urbanization. 550m long and 40m wide. Quite busy in summer.
Water sports are available such as windsurfing, jet skiing, pedalos, etc.
Two "chiringuitos" (beach restaurants) with sun beds.
San Pedro Beach
San Pedro de Alcántara. 1 km long beach and 35 m wide. Busy. Promenade that goes all along the beach area.
6 beach restaurants with sun beds and one beach club with swimming pool, and paddle tennis court, there is also a children's playing area on the beach, the use of which is free.
The Saturday morning Puerto Banus Bull Ring Market is a must for the latest fashion accessories, home decorations and many other ‘must haves'.
The department store El Corte Ingles at Puerto Banus has a huge choice and lots to see. The supermarket is great for your groceries. They also have a store devoted to the home on The Golden Mile.
La Cañada Shopping Centre which is located on the A7-E15 (N340) ring road around Marbella, on the junction for "Ojen" and "Parque Commercial" offers you practically everything you could ask for in a shopping centre, with a huge variety of shops including a hypermarket, restaurants, ten pin bowling, cinema and a state of the art gymnasium.
You can spend a day at La Cañada with shops selling many global as well as Spanish brands and designers such as Zara, Mango, Blanco, Massimo Dutti, Armand Basi and Adolfo Dominguez. Springfield has some excellent prices. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 10:00pm and parking is free.
Marbella has a huge choice. For steaks try Tanguito in the old town and for international cuisine in an elegant atmosphere Zo Zoi is an excellent venue. Garum on the Paseo Maritimo overlooking the sea has an interesting fusion menu and the location is lovely. Sukothai on the Golden Mile is an excellent Thai restaurant and if you are looking for a curry try The Taj Mahal opposite the Marbella Club Hotel.
Puerto Banus and Nueva Andalucia also have some great places to eat. Terra Sana near the Andalucia Plaza Hotel has wonderful salads and is a perfect choice for lunch. Also great for lunch is Yanx in Centro Plaza or Pinxto opposite El Corte Ingles. For delicious international cuisine Girasol is hard to beat - the service is superb too. Another excellent Thai place is to be found near Dreamers Disco - The Thai Gallery. And if you fancy a pizza there is only one place to go - Picasso - right on the front line in Puerto Banus.
San Pedro has a surprisingly wide choice of good restaurants. Caruso is a stylish but friendly Italian place and for a great Spanish menu try Alfredos. Albert and Simon is an elegant restaurant with a fine menu of international dishes. On the Ronda Road El Coto specialises in roast and grilled meat and game.
Benahavis is a top spot for dining - Rufino's has a wonderful terrace and offers great food at excellent prices with friendly service. For something more upscale Los Abanicos is a firm favourite and Amigos is excellent - for a special occasion Amanhavis has top fine dining in style.For tapas try Chico's, Villa Josefa or Donde Kike.
If you want to enjoy a meal by the sea try Beach House in Elviria for lunch or dinner. For more informal meals go to Triana at Carib Playa/Las Chapas, Playa Fantastica at Rio Verde Playa, Heaven at Guadalmansa Playa or Pepe's bar in front of Costalita. For upscale dining by the sea Tikitano and Puro are excellent and Villa Tiberio on the Golden Mile is a Marbella institution.
Going further afield near Ronda you will find the village of Benaojan and the wonderful Molino del Santo which is a superb place for lunch in a delightful setting.
Water Parks (Agualand, Mijas Costa, Aquavelis), Animal parks in semi-freedom (Selwo, Cocodrilo Park, Senda, Sea Life, Selwo Marina, Zoo Fuengirola, Lobo Park), Casinos (Torrequebrada, Marbella).
Easter - the statues of the Virgin and Christ are processed through the town on Good Friday.
The Feria is held around the 15th of August for the Virgen del Rosario, the local patron saint.
Romería - a pilgrimage to a small mountain church in early October
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18 Aug 2013
"A lovely holiday in a 'home from home'"
Excellent communication, help & advice throughout our stay, Cristina was a delight to deal with.The property is exactly as described, immaculately clean and well positioned with the local community po… More
17 Mar 2013
"Charming and clean"
I had a great time. Nice clean house in a good neighborhood with many locals living and golfers next door. The owner knows the area well and gave me good tips on the area. The patio we used everyday except one when it rained a little.
26 Oct 2012
"Walk to the Beach!"
Pure and basic Spanish house and perfect for 4 persons! Walk to the beach and nice restaurants! They just started to rent the property and some small thinks need some attention.
17 Oct 2012
"Beautiful Andalucian house by the sea. Excellent location & wonderful experience!"
We have recently stayed at this charming townhouse and we really had a great time. Christine made sure that our stay was as comfortable as possible. She recommended us some great local nearby restaurants and gave us some priceless tips about the area.
The house is cozy and very clean. The patio, where we had our meals and siesta, is very pretty and relaxing. Both bedroom are perfect and their balconies open to a beautiful typical Andalucian square surrounded by flowers.
We enjoyed the swimming pool a few times, but being so close to the beach we decided to spend most of our holidays sunbathing at the beach and golfing.
Idyllic place, but you will definitely need a car if you want to get to places other than the swimming pool, beach and the golf course.
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