The accommodation comprises an own entrance hallway leading to our dining area opening onto a large south/east facing open terrace with amazing views. Individual air conditioning units throughout the apartment. Modern fully fitted kitchen There is also a flat screen television, IPOD/Iphone docking station, DVD player and radio/cd player. There is ADSL connection, Wifi.
Master bedroom with extensive storage cupboards. A second double bedroom with en-suite shower room. A modern bathroom with bath, shower and his & hers sinks. On the photo you can see the stairs to our apartment.
The apartment is located 200 m from La Heredia village with the K Bar: a beautiful wine bar offering drinks and snacks into the late evenings. La Casita Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lawrence is head chef and was trained by and worked with Gordon Ramsey. You will also find a Dutch bakery serving fresh daily bread, cakes, pastries and refreshments, light meals throughout the day and a butcher.
Yet only a quick drive/taxi into the famous area of Puerto Banus(playground of the rich & famous), with all its stunning shops, bars & restaurants etc. And the beautiful classy village of Benahavis, famous for its gastronomy.
Located just off the Ronda Road, above San Pedro/Banus.
Stunning panoramic views over golf courses , mountains and sea.
It is essential to hire a car. Places to visit include Marbella, San Pedro, Benahavis, Granada, Puerto Banus and the Spanish town of Ronda, Gibraltar, Seville, Cordoba etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||San Pedro de Alcantara 6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 65 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola 57 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
There is parking space at the apartment.A communal pool and sun chairs are provided.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions .
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 and, of course, golfers. It 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. Drive 10 minutes inland and find typical white Andalucia Villages. Please take time to plan your break, visit Marbella Old Town, Estepona, Ojen, Istan. Granada is only 2 hours by car. Rhonda 45 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
For the golfer the Costa del Golf beckons - Many golf courses are just a few minutes' drive and there is a huge choice of other courses within a short distance. Golf courses include; 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:
San Pedro de Alcantara, next to the Guadalmina Golf Course
1.600 m long and 30 m. wide
Relatively quiet and very clean
Water sports are available such as windsurfing, jet skiing, pedalos, 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
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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