Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
LUXURY PENTHOUSE - no ordinary rental apartment but a tastefully appointed 2nd home - every amenity for a perfect holiday, including newly installed gas central heating. So this Winter and Spring why not enjoy the sunny, bright days and a stunning warm apartment at night! Located centrally within the development, our penthouse has an enviable quiet and pretty position! Very spacious with large rooms, 2 bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. A full size folding single bed facilitates comfortable accommodation for five people. Guests have never been disappointed. For a full description of the apartment please see 'Facilities' below.
ALFRESCO DINING - not one but two outside spaces. One on the lower level and an even larger solarium on the rooftop, offering all day round sunshine and both furnished for alfresco dining with superb views to the mountains.
POSITION - Los Naranjos de Marbella is a delightful and peaceful residential complex in the Andalucian style, whitewashed buildings, terracotta rooftops, balconies, water features, exotic gardens and a choice of beautifully clean swimming pools. There are amazing facilities within the complex; newly opened restaurant/bar/club, all new furnishings and 4 superb glass padel tennis courts plus pool, delightful new Mercadona supermarket, tapas bar and The Fresh Food Cafe, 5* rated by TripAdvisor. And yet Los Naranjos is only minutes from Puerto Banus with its superb golden beaches and lavish choice of gastronomy, boutiques and leisure facilities. With excellent bus links to other local towns, car hire is now a matter of choice and not a necessity. Ideal for romantic couples, golfers and families alike!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Puerto Banus 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 45 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola 25 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|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, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
LAYOUT - an interesting apartment, decked in cream marble throughout, with central entrance hall and 3 doors leading off. 1st to a well equipped kitchen. 2nd to a large lounge with open fireplace and patio doors leading to main dining terrace. 3rd takes you into a large master suite with twin beds. An attractive stairway leads to a second master suite with king sized bed on the solarium level. Each suite has patio doors leading to different balconies and both have identical bath/shower rooms with high quality marble and chrome fittings and glass shower screens.
AVAILABILTY - all year around. Superbly cool in summer thanks to efficient air conditioning and cream marble floors throughout. Cosy in winter with an efficient heating system and the addition of wool rugs and oil fired radiators.
COMFORT - we have tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable including luxurious white cotton towels and bed linen, good quality beds (1 king size, 2 singles and a portable single) and hairdryers, one with diffuser. Our home managers provide an initial clean (interim clean arranged at small extra cost). Complimentary wine and beer are available on arrival to get your holiday off to a good start.
ENTERTAINMENT - satellite TV is installed. Both DVD and CD players are available for your use including a connector for your MP3 player and quite a collection of CDs/DVDs. Internet connection is available at the clubhouse and also at various locations in both Puerto Banus and Marbella (details will be provided) at low prices. The newly refurbished Clubhouse and restaurant with additional swimming pool and tennis courts is just 4/5 minutes walk away. A fabulous facility to have at hand. We also have guide books, games and a wealth of information available about local restaurants and attractions to ensure you are never bored!
For those who want to simply relax and enjoy the wonderful local culinary ingredients available at a wealth of markets and superb stores, you will find everything you need in the kitchen to make cooking and dining at home a very pleasant experience.
HELP AND SECURITY - our local manager, Clare, Spanish speaker, is on hand if needed to help with any problems that may arise. You can relax and be assured that help is available when and if required. An unobtrusive 24-hour security service operates at Los Naranjos to assure your safety and a wall safe is provided for security for your valuables.
INTERNET - WiFi is now available at several outlets within the Los Naranjos complex itself (i.e. at only a 2/3 minute walk) as well as at most cafes, bars and restaurants in Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia and Marbella.
|Further details outdoors|
Thick cushioned sun loungers, 2 sets of tables, chairs and parasols are available on the sun and dining terraces.
There is now a superb Mercadonna supermarket onsite (opened June 2009) providing all fresh produce, including fish. There is access to the commercial area from the grounds of the apartment via a security gate. The key to gate is kept in the apartment.
Linen and towels are provided and a welcome bottles of wine & beer at no extra charge. Other unused groceries or dry goods will be left for next guest, where appropriate.
For the comfort of the majority of our guests this is strictly a non-smoking apartment.
Los Naranjos de Marbella is a lovely and safe environment for children and whilst we love to have families stay at our apartment, due to the curved marble staircase in this duplex, it is not safe for toddlers. We prefer to welcome babies and children 5 and over.
The Costa del Sol region
CLIMATE - With its superb microclimate this is an all year round holiday destination. The municipality records an average year round temperature of 18º C. Around Easter time and Autumn the temperature is usually in the mid 20's, rising to higher 20's to 30's and beyond during the summer.
POSITION - in the centre of the western Costa del Sol, between the slopes of the Sierra Blanca mountain range and the coast, Marbella and Puerto Banus is 56 kilometres (35 miles) from Málaga, the vibrant, hugely interesting and colourful capital of Andalucia.
PLACES OF INTEREST - There is much to discover in the region and not just the famous resorts of PUERTO BANUS, MARBELLA (see below), ESTEPONA and GIBRALTAR.
LOCAL TOWNS ALSO INCLUDE - SAN PEDRO DE ALCANTARA, just a few minutes away by car, a real Spanish town with many fairly priced restaurants and shops plus a lovely long beach and promenade. ISTAN - only a 15/20 min drive into the mountains, this 'pueblos blancos' (white mountain village) has breathtaking views over the valley and reservoir below. BENAHAVIS - the most mountainous village on the western Costa del Sol is located some 15 miles from Los Naranjos. Renowned for its restaurants, it is often called the dining room of Costa del Sol. It holds nine of the 60+ golfcourses in Costa del Sol.
CULTURAL CITIES - Many beautiful, cultural cities are easily accessible by car. The Moorish city of CORDOBA with its ancient ramparts or GRANADA and the dramatic and picturesque Alhambra palace. The bustling and colourful SEVILLE, Spain's 4th largest city , famous for flamenco, bullfighting and orange blossom. Only an hour away is RHONDA one of Spain's oldest towns, visit El Mercadillo, one of the oldest and most handsome bullrings in Spain or El Tajo, the stunning 360ft deep gorge which divides the old and "new" towns. MALAGA should not be overlooked and is in fact a very pleasant port city with it's leafy Paseo del Parque, a huge variety of shops along the Calle Marqués de Larios, the Alcazabar and the Picasso Museum.
PUEBLOS BLANCOS - The mountains are scattered with the famous "pueblos blancos", whitewashed mountaintop villages. Ojen and Istan are only a15/20 minute drive with Casares just a little further. Walking is a delight in the many national park areas just inland from the coast.
RELAXATION - But if all you want to do is relax on the beach then you have literally miles of clean, sandy beach from which to choose, many of the resorts having beautiful, long promenades easy for those with pushchairs or wheelchairs. The 'chiringuitos' on the beach are a delight with their freshly caught sardines barbecued over the sand filled boats! Whilst the many bars fronting the ports of Banus and Marbella provide endless hours of fun simply 'people watching'!
Do as little or as much as you like in this area as the range of activities is extensive:-
BEACHES - 2O/25 minutes walk to the golden sands of Puerto Banus with beds available, boating facilities, many delightful beach bars selling all varieties of freshly prepared fish (cold beer and Tinto Verano of course!). Stroll along the Golden Mile using the beautiful promenade that skirts the beach, all the way to Marbella. Further beaches to suit all tastes, from the quiet, to the highly sophisticated Nikki Beach with it's white leather double sofa loungers for those with champagne tastes. For karting, jet skiing, other water sports, bars and restaurants, Funny Beach is a must, just 12 minutes from the apartment, east of Marbella.
RESTAURANTS - a huge variety ranging from family oriented establishments to the 'tres chic', from local spanish to silver service dining at Marbella Club Hotel and La Puente Romana. Many excellent choices available within a 15 minute walk and you will be amazed at the prices of the 'menu del dia' (from 7.5 Euros),in some Marbella restaurants along the quayside or in Marbella Old Town whose winding, cobbled streets are fascinating. Guests will receive a list of personal recommendations!
SHOPPING - hugely varied! Everything from colourful markets to El Corte Ingles, a classy department store, the designer boutiques of cosmopolitan Banus and the award winning La Canada shopping and entertainments complex (bowling and cinema). Not forgetting my favourite! Old Town Marbella, a maze of narrow, cobbled streets offering not only amazing small boutiques with a difference but tapas bars, chapels and the famous Orange Square with its pavement cafes and scent of orange blossom to spice up your shopping experience!
TENNIS - new glass padel tennis courts are now onsite adjacent to the clubhouse who welcome new people and offer private plus group lessons so why not have a go at something new, it's such fun!! The world famous Manolo Santana Racquets Club is situated just metres from the rear of Los Naranjos with tennis, padel tennis, gym, wellness studio, pool and restaurant. Also Aloha tennis and sports club is a few minutes drive away and Los Granados Tennis Club is situated in Puerto Banus. Tennis rackets and balls are available at the apartment so you have no excuse!
GOLF - this is Golf valley with it's 5 high class golf courses within a few minutes drive and dozens more. Just next door we have not only a golf range but a 24hr golf course for the true enthusiasts!
INTERNET - WiFi is now available at several outlets plus the Clubhouse within the Los Naranjos complex itself (i.e. at only a 2/3 minute walk) as well as at most cafes, bars and restaurants in Puerto Banus, Nueva Andalucia and Marbella.
Fiestas, watersports, trekking, birdwatching, the list is endless but we hope this is enough to whet your appetite!