With sweeping views down to the sea, and right across the coast to Puerto Banus, our immaculate Apartment makes the perfect retreat for your relaxing holiday or short break. On first opening the door to your luxury holiday home, you might be struck by the blue of the sparkling ocean, and cloudless sky, as the views are truly wonderful. Offering two light and airy bedrooms, each serviced by their own marble clad bathroom one featuring a spa bath, and beyond, a spacious lounge with cream marble floor, the apartment also boasts a well equipped kitchen with everything you should need to rustle up a gourmet meal using the finest local ingredients. For convenience there is a separate utility room with laundry facilities, and a large, entrance hall giving a sense of space and calm. Two comfortable white sofas provide a focal point in the living room, followed by the vista through the huge sliding doors to the tropical plant edged balcony beyond, which can also be accessed from the master bedroom. Here is where you might decide to while away your days, as being partially covered, it provides welcome shade on the hottest of days. Dining on the terrace is also a must, whether it be for breakfast served in the morning sunshine, or a dinner after dark, with twinkling stars and lights shining down the coast, your candle lit dinner will be a memorable affair. The apartment is furnished with everything you need for your stay including Nespresso Coffee machine, microwave, wi-fi, desk & printer, hair dryer and large flat screen tv, with sky free sat blu ray dvd player and apple tv. The gated complex offers security guards, and secure underground parking, well kept tropical gardens, 5 sparkling swimming pools. including a children's pool and paddle tennis. Golf nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||a short drive away|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga Airport, Gibraltar Airport|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Costa del Sol region
Costa del Sol is well known for its year round sunny, mild climate and for an amazing range of Golf courses available. We enjoy warm sunshine and clear blue skies in January, and off season, when the lower temperatures are perfect for golf, exploring or long walks.
There are many villages in the area to explore, each with their own character and amenities. The views from villages set high in the hills are spectacular.
Duquesa Village Area
Duquesa Village is a peaceful gated complex set within its own tropical gardens, boasting 5 swimming pools, and a paddle tennis court, together with secure parking. The complex is approximately 20 minutes walk from Puerto La Duquesa, a picturesque marina which possesses a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants serving magnificent seafood. A taxi back up the hill is advised at a cost of around 8 Euros. There are long sandy beaches on both sides of the marina, offering charming beach cafes which also rustle up wonderful local dishes. The beaches here have gained a European Blue flag for cleanliness and good amenities.
A promenade, which has exercise areas with outdoor gym equipment at several points, links Duquesa to the neighbouring town of Sabinillas on one side and the small fishing village of El Castillo on the other, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll or cycle ride.
The bustling waterfront SABINILLAS has a wide range of beach front restaurants, shops, cafes and bars while EL CASTILLO has more traditional Spanish restaurants and tapas bars serving local fish.
SOTOGRANDE is a short drive away with its famous marina, polo matches, and luxury villas. In the area there are beautiful drives through woods and vineyards into the mountains, where you can stop at traditional and picturesque white villages (Pueblos) such as RONDA, and CASARES, or drive through the natural parks and stop at the the many viewpoints, to enjoy stunning views of the mountains, and the coast which stretches out in front of you to GIBRALTAR and north Africa. A spectacle that can be enjoyed during March are nesting Storks by the score, who have developed the cunning tactic of building their twiggy nests on municipal street lights, and towers.
You might enjoy a visit to GIBRALTAR, where you can walk or travel by cable car to the famous rock, to see the famous Barbary Apes. Another town with stunning views is RONDA reached by a winding road up the mountain. You can take a train from nearby San Roque for a stylish trip with wonderful scenery taking about an hour. When you get there join the locals for some Churos, a type of freshly cooked doughnut, often dunked in chocolate.
The nearest golf course is La Duquesa Golf which is viewable from the apartment, but there are several others in the area such as San Roque, Valderrama, Valle Romano, Los Flamingos, to name just a few.
The nearby glamorous MARBELLA and PUERTO BANUS offer plenty of opportunity for designer shopping, where you browse, and do some famous faces spotting.
For those who enjoy organised attractions, there are Selwo Hills Safari Park in ESTEPONA. and Tivoli world and an aqua-park in Benelmadena, a little further down the coast. In Estepona You can book speedboats which take you out to sea in search of whales and dolphins, and there are wonderful restaurants and evening walks through the beautiful award winning town which is pedestrianised.
Seville and Granada are about 2 hours drive from Duquesa and you can also take a ferry from Algeciras to Morocco (1hr on the ferry).