Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The new development of Golf Gardens is situated in the popular Miraflores / Riviera del Sol area on the Costa del Sol, the sunshine coast with over 320 days of sun per year, and is surrounded by the Miraflores golf course. Located less than 30 minutes from Malaga airport, this very large 4 bedroom apartment with terraces front and roof offers panoramic views across the golf course to the sea and mountains, and is extremely well equipped to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable.
The south facing penthouse is on the top floor and overlooks the swimming pool and landscaped tropical gardens. This is a luxurious and spacious apartment that sleeps 8 and is furnished to very high standard with marble floors throughout. The apartment consists of a large lounge with separate dining area, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate guest toilet, and a fully fitted kitchen. Automatic hot and cold air conditioning is installed, and the apartment is fully alarmed. The complex has secure underground double parking with lifts servicing each floor of the apartment block.
The lounge opens to front terrace and has a separate dining area with seating for 8. The front terrace enjoys the sun nearly all day. Relax in the sun loungers and enjoy the views across the golf course to the sea. The roof terrace receives the sun all day, and has spectacular views of the coast, as well as overlooking several holes of the Miraflores golf course.
The spacious kitchen features granite work surfaces and includes a large fridge/freezer, built in oven, microwave, ceramic hob, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There is a separate breakfast area with table and views overlooking the complex gardens and swimming pool.
The master bedroom has its own terrace and features a king size double bed, separate dressing room, large en-suite bathroom containing whirlpool bath, separate walk-in shower, twin washbasins, toilet and bidet. There are two further bedrooms each containing 2 king size beds, large built in wardrobes and drawer units. One has access to the front terrace and they share a fully fitted second bathroom with bath, shower, twin washbasins, toilet and bidet.
Within a short walking distance of the apartment is a commercial centre containing bars, restaurants, supermarket, hardware store, hairdresser, newsagent and cash point machine. Further shops, bank, restaurants, lively bars and the beach can be found at the bottom of the Avenida del Golf (approx 10 minute walk downhill). The Miraflores Golf clubhouse is located at the rear of the apartment and is open for lunches and dinners, with entertainment usually being held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Entertainment also takes place several times a week at the Club Miraflores, which is open for both lunches and dinners. Calahonda is only a few minutes drive and contains banks, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and nightlife to suit all ages.
Golf Gardens is surrounded by the Miraflores golf course, a testing 18 hole course designed by Folco Nardi. The driving range and golf academy are within easy walking distance. The Costa del Sol is the golfing Mecca of Europe with nearly 60 courses, including Valderrama, host to the 1997 Ryder Cup, Torrequebrada which has hosted many world class tournaments including the Spanish Open, and Alhaurin El Grande with its two 18-hole courses designed by Seve Ballesteros.
Although a car is not essential, one is recommended in order to fully explore and appreciate the area. A 10-15 minute drive takes you to the thriving towns of Marbella with its wonderful old town, and Puerto Banus where you can visit the designer shops, sample the nightlife or just sit and admire the fabulous boats in the marina. The white pueblo of Mijas is only 20 minutes away, Gibraltar, with its duty free shopping is just over one hours drive, and historical cities of Ronda, Seville and Granada are also popular day trips.
Close by is the picturesque port of Puerto Cabopino with its beautiful Marina, wide sandy beach, beach sports, sea fishing, and excellent restaurants and bars, where freshly caught seafood is the speciality.
Families with children are well catered for on the Costa del Sol. Besides the sandy beaches, Fuengirola (10 mins drive) is home to an Aqua park and an excellent Zoo. The Tivoli World Centre in Benalmadena is an ideal day out - with funfair rides for children of all ages, regular childrens musical entertainment, restaurants and bars, or you can take the spectacular cable car ride to the top of the mountain. The new Selwo animal, marine, and adventure parks are located in Estepona and Benalmadena, and there is dolphin watching and sea fishing off the coast
Excellent shopping centres can be found at La Canada near Marbella and the recently opened Parque Miramar in Fuengirola. Local markets are held in Fuengirola on Tuesdays (fair ground) and Sundays (port), Benalmadena on Fridays, and Puerto Banus (Bull Ring) on Saturdays.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||1.2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Costa del Sol region
Formerly made up only of a series of small, quiet fishing settlements, the region has been completely transformed during the latter part of the 20th century into a tourist destination of world renown. The Costa del Sol is situated between two lesser known costas: Costa de la Luz and Costa Tropical.
The Costa del Sol ("Sunny Coast" or more literally, "Coast of the Sun") is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the Mediterranean coastline of the Málaga province.
Miraflores is a sought after area, only a five minute walk to Nachos beach with beach bars and the pretty village like area of Torrenueva with local bars, restaurants, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Indian and a local supermarket.
The nearest traditional local market is at La Cala and is held on Wednesday and Saturday. La Cala is only 15 mins walk and has its own fiesta in July and during which time the promenade is filled with music and flamenco dancing. The famous Miraflores Golf course ( open to non members) is only 1.5 km away. 5minutes drive or 20 minutes walk.
Places to visit include the beautiful Spanish hillside village of Mijas Pueblo, Marbella, Puerto Banus and Benalmadena. It is also an easy drive to Gibraltar. Further afield, but well worth a visit, is the beautiful town of Granada and the exquisite Alhambra Palace.Local activities include the Mijas Water Park, Go Karting, Quad biking, Fuengirola Zoo, tennis, horse riding, sailing and sea fishing. The Selwo Dolphinarium and Tivoli World (Fun park) are both situated in nearby Benalmadena..
Riviera del sol (10 minutes walk) has shops, cafe's, Tapas bars, and restaurants which appeal to every taste including Max's beach bar & Restaurant which is set on the beach front. There are banks, currency exchanges and a large supermarket in the new plaza.
Club Miraflores and The Aztec Centre sporting complex, are close by and have several swimming pools, tennis courts, bowling green,badminton courts, mini golf, gymnasium,and beauty salon. Open to non residents they provide excellent, reasonably priced food and evening entertainment for all ages.
The Bus stop is 5 minutes walk away and the coastal bus service is very efficient, running regular buses up and down the N340 that will take you West to Puerto Banus, Marbella, and East to Benalmadena, Fuengirola etc. The bus stops are on both carriageways of the main coast road – the N340, and are quite easy to spot. The “urbanisations” – or suburbs, are clearly named.
Things to do:
Nachos beach ( beach bars,restaurants ) 5minuteswalk
Riviera del sol ( Beach,bars, restaurants, shopping plaza, commercial centre (10 minutes walk)
La Cala de Mijas (Beach, Restaurants, Shops, Banks, etc.(15 minutes walk)
Peurto Cabopino (5mins drive) with its long stretches of white sand, beautiful harbour and great choice of restaurants Beach Bars, etc.
World famous Puerto Banus. stunning yachts, fashion stores and vibrant nightlife (15 minutes drive)
Golf 18 hole Miraflores Golf Course and driving range 1.5 km walk
Orange Square and the old town of Marbella. (10 minute drive)
Mijas Peublo supposedly the prettiest village in Andalusia. (8minute drive)
The Barbary Apes, Cable Cars and duty free shops of Gibraltar. (Passport required) (1 hr 15 min drive)
Tivoli World (Fun park) Benalmadena (Arroyo la de Miel).
The Spectacular village of Rhonda with its stunning historic bridge, Gorge and bullring ( 1hr 15 min Drive )
Dolphin/whale watching via Estepona or Gibraltar boat companies.
Cable Car ride to mountain top- views and restaurants from Arroyo de la Miel.
The Selwo Dolphinarium Sea-Life Centre. (Benalmadena).
Jardin de la Aquilas - Garden of Eagles (Benalmadena Pueblo) Falconry Centre
Casinos- Marbella and San Roque.
Caves at Nerja.
Horse Racing at Mijas
Crocodile Park near Torremolinos
LA CANADA – HUGE shopping centre, like an American mall, with lots of shops (clothes, furniture, gifts, etc) and restaurants. Off the N340 between Marbella and Puerto Banus
EL CORTE INGLES, Puerto Banus – huge department store