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Townhouse in La Carihuela – Home 1407389 Townhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Townhouse in La Carihuela – Home 1407389

Excellent Excellent – based on 9 reviews

  • Townhouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Please be aware if you are a larger party (6 or more) or you find that this house is unavailable when you would like to book it, please make an enquiry anyway as we have neighbours with similar houses to ours who might be able to accommodate you.

This is a charming 2-bedroom house situated in gated, pleasant, well-maintained gardens, in a small, secure community and it is only 200 metres from the beach and La Carihuela village (see below). It has a secure dedicated car parking space directly outside the house, if you have been to La Carihuela before you will know that parking spaces are like gold dust. Not that you will need a car unless you intend to travel all over Andalucía!

The house has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom (with optional third bed). A toddler-cot and high-chair are also available if required at no extra charge.

There is AIRCON in the two bedrooms that provides cooling or heating as required. Please note that the aircon is controlled by a coin-operated

Please be aware if you are a larger party (6 or more) or you find that this house is unavailable when you would like to book it, please make an enquiry anyway as we have neighbours with similar houses to ours who might be able to accommodate you.

This is a charming 2-bedroom house situated in gated, pleasant, well-maintained gardens, in a small, secure community and it is only 200 metres from the beach and La Carihuela village (see below). It has a secure dedicated car parking space directly outside the house, if you have been to La Carihuela before you will know that parking spaces are like gold dust. Not that you will need a car unless you intend to travel all over Andalucía!

The house has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom (with optional third bed). A toddler-cot and high-chair are also available if required at no extra charge.

There is AIRCON in the two bedrooms that provides cooling or heating as required. Please note that the aircon is controlled by a coin-operated timer designed to prevent irresponsible use, based upon current electricity prices. Operation (for both bedrooms) costs approx €3 per night if on all night. Each bedroom has a balcony, the balcony in the twin bedroom is enclosed so it is child-safe. Gas boiler is serviced yearly and certificated.

The house has ample space for a family or 4 adults (if you are a couple then the house is even more luxurious in terms of space). If you book for a 5th person who is not using the cot then a floor-mattress is provided.

Tasteful and modern décor runs throughout the property and everything you will require for your stay is provided ( including iron & board, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, a proper kettle – the important and often forgotten things in a holiday villa! ), the kitchen was completely re-fitted in early 2016.

Hot water for showers etc. is available on demand via a fully-automated boiler. Please note that the bathroom (completely re-fitted in December 2015) has a large walk-in shower rather than a bath, with easy step-in access.

Also provided is a DVD player and TV with UK Sky satellite for TV and radio (availability of channels is currently - March 2016 - variable but there are still plenty to watch); lots of beach towels and a (varying) number of beach toys and sunbeds for use on the terrace or by the pool.

There is a decent computer ( Windows 8 - but with traditional option!) and broadband and Wi-Fi internet access normally available for your use, please note this cannot be absolutely guaranteed as we do not have an onsite IT assistance contract (that would increase the rent by about £50 a week!). The Wi-Fi normally copes happily with two or three tablets and smartphones being used simultaneously with Internet TV services - it was upgraded to super-fast (100Mb) fibre-optic in July 2016.

Unlike many holiday-lets, this is a house, not an apartment, and the bedrooms are upstairs (important if you want to pack the children off to bed, whilst you enjoy yourselves downstairs). The lower floor is split-level with the dining area and separate kitchen raised from the living room, which has two comfortable sofas and large window-doors out onto the terrace. Please note that as the lower floor is open-plan it does not have aircon, but it does have plenty of ventilation options!

The large south-facing terrace has a stylish wooden table and chairs, perfect for eating outside – you are also supplied with a portable griddle which allows you to do the cooking outside as well. Sun-loungers are provided and these are perfect for lazing on the patio or by the pool. The terrace has a retractable awning for use on those summer afternoons if the blazing sun gets too much!

The pool is communal but is never particularly busy – it is only shared by twenty houses - and you will often find that you have it to yourselves. It is only 30 metres from the house. In early 2013 the pool was completely rebuilt and is fully compliant with all new regulations concerning swimming pools, including toddler-proof railings, male and female showers and other added facilities. Note that it is a salt-water protection system in the pool, so safe for those with chlorine issues. The pool is open all year round.

Smoking: The system only allows us an allowed-throughout or not-allowed-at-all choice. We are not foolish enough to believe all guests or their visitors will not smoke. We do ask that smokers only do so outside on the terrace. Please note that Spain introduced a smoking ban in all inside restaurants and bars in January 2011.

La Carihuela:

La Carihuela village is 150m away, between the house and the beach. In the narrow, traditional, traffic-free streets running parallel to the seafront and beach it has an unbelievably wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets - many of them are famous throughout Spain as La Carihuela is known nationwide as a centre of Andalucian cuisine. There are lots of restaurants catering for every nationality though - so you can eat your way around the world if you so wish!

Because there are so many restaurants - all of them open all year round, there is no season here - the prices remain extremely competitive, you can easily find a beautifully-cooked meal of the day for 10 euro, and even pushing the boat out for a special celebration in one of the famous restaurants is remarkably inexpensive.

La Carihuela village also has a wide range of shops, with everything from designer fashions, shoes, bags, jewellery, expensive collectable china through to the inevitable beach shops and souvenirs. There is a 'proper' supermarket - Mercadona - not those expensive small shops - 5 minutes walk from the house. There is also a smaller Dia supermarket in La Carihuela village, and the local bakery is two minutes away (fresh bread from 7am every morning).

La Carihuela is also the origin of the famous chiringuitos - beach cafe-bars - where you can sit at the bar and make new friends from around the world or simply carry on sunbathing and the staff will bring your drinks and food to you on the beach! They started in the 50s when the fishermen realised they could cook the day's catch and sell it to the newly-arriving visitors. Youll still see the mornings fish being cooked on charcoal fires every lunchtime at almost every chiringuito.

The chiringuitos vary in style, offering a variety to suit all tastes. Playa Miguel is a cafe-bar for all ages and also has wonderful beach-divans for that extra touch of luxury, open 10am to 3am (1am November - February). El Horno Beach is great for afternoon drinks and has an excellent 'Mediterranean fusion' menu - Horno Beach has a more clubby atmosphere in the late evenings, Chiringuito Isobel - the nearest one - is more of a restaurant and does great food, it's also by a children's beach-play area - you can have a drink whilst they play. These are just three of the best - there are many more to choose from!

La Carihuela beach was the first beach on the Costa del Sol to attract international tourists in the 1950s, including Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren and the early jet set. It was the first because it was - and still is - the best on the Costa del Sol. Absolutely vast, it is a very clean beach with safe bathing (unless the red flags are flying - rare). It is sandy (no shingly bits!) and is cleaned early every morning, all year round. There are a wide variety of beach activities available, from the childrens play area at the part closest to the house through to water-skiing etc. along towards Benalmádena marina.

Unlike much of the Costa del Sol, La Carihuela has a very Spanish flavour as it is very popular with people coming from Málaga for long lunches. International visitors tend to be from the UK, Holland, Ireland, Sweden and France, so there are good restaurants catering for these nationalities, as well as the ever-present Chinese and Italian restaurants. If you like German food we are afraid there isn't much as there tend to be few German tourists here.

Fortunately La Carihuela missed out on the high-rise-horrors of the 70s tourist boom (thats on the other side of Torremolinos, or in Benalmadena) and is now a protected zone, even some of the original fishermens cottages have survived. This gives it a character all of its own, unusual on the Costa del Sol!

Surrounding area:

La Carihuela is a great base for a holiday that mixes both beachtime and exploring Andalucia.

Getting around is easy so do not pre-hire a car unless you are sure youre actually going to use it! The number of times people have said to us "we wish we hadn't hired a car"...., if you want one for a day or two there are agencies in Carihuela village that do excellent daily rates.

Frequent and cheap local trains to Málaga and Fuengirola run from the station near the house (10 mins walk away).

Buses to Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos centre, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmádena etc. are also frequent, cheap, and stop nearby.

Málaga City has everything from a Moorish Castle to the Picasso Museum as well as international shopping and is often overlooked. Málaga is easily reached from the house by train or bus in 30 minutes. Since the opening of the AVE fast train line in December 2007 Málaga now has fast trains (2hrs 15 min!) to Madrid. The journey times to Córdoba and Seville have also been cut significantly.

From the white villages of inland Andalucia to the famous gorge at Ronda, from the incredible mosque at Córdoba to the Alhambra at Granada, nothing is too far away and there are plenty of great day trips to plan. If you dont want the bother of planning yourself there are travel agents in Carihuela village that do a wide range of trips to all these places and also to Gibraltar or Morocco!

Torremolinos Town Centre ( forget the Monty Python sketch - 21st century Torrie will surprise you - if you're looking for Benidorm you wont find it here ) is nearby, about 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride, and has a lot of good shops if you explore the nooks and crannies. It is now a very popular resort with people from all over Spain and this has encouraged a much wider range of shops to replace the old tourist-tat ones that used to prevail.

If theme parks are your thing then Aqualand, Tivoli World ( funfair, water rides etc.) the Sea-Life Centre and Crocodile World are all nearby.

If you are sporty then Torremolinos has an excellent modern sports centre. There are also tennis-courts in La Carihuela.

If the sea is your thing the marina at Benalmadena is about 15 minutes walk along the seafront - for sailing or fishing you can hire boats and yachts here. Tours of the coastal caves are also available.

Golfers can find a wide range of courses nearby, the nearest one is Torremolinos and then they spread along the coast to Marbella (about 40 minutes away).

If you need the all-night nightlife experience then both Benalmádena Marina and Torrie Town Centre have a wide variety of discos and nightclubs, about a 15 minute walk away or a short bus or cab ride.

Disfruta!

The Costa del Sol region

La Carihuela:

La Carihuela village is 150m away, between the house and the beach. In the narrow, traditional, traffic-free streets running parallel to the seafront and beach it has an unbelievably wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets - many of them are famous throughout Spain as La Carihuela is known nationwide as a centre of Andalucian cuisine. There are lots of restaurants catering for every nationality though - so you can eat your way around the world if you so wish!

Because there are so many restaurants - all of them open all year round, there is no season here - the prices remain extremely competitive, you can easily find a beautifully-cooked meal of the day for 12 euro, and even pushing the boat out for a special celebration in one of the famous restaurants is remarkably inexpensive.

La Carihuela village also has a wide range of shops, with everything from designer fashions, shoes, bags, jewellery, expensive collectable china through to the inevitable beach shops and souvenirs. There are proper supermarkets - Mercadona and Dia, not those expensive small shops - 5 minutes walk from the house.

La Carihuela is also the origin of the famous chiringuitos - beach cafe-bars - where you can sit at the bar and make new friends from around the world or simply carry on sunbathing and the staff will bring your drinks and food to you on the beach! They started in the 50s when the fishermen realised they could cook the day's catch and sell it to the newly-arriving visitors. Youll still see the mornings fish being cooked on charcoal fires every lunchtime at almost every chiringuito.

The chiringuitos vary in style, offering a variety to suit all tastes. Playa Miguel is the best cafe-bar for all ages and also has wonderful beach-divans for that extra touch of luxury, open 10am to 3am (1am November - February). El Horno Beach is great for afternoon drinks and snacks, and has a clubby atmosphere in the evenings, Chiringuito Isobel - the nearest one - is more of a restaurant and does great food. They are just three of the best - there are many more to choose from!

La Carihuela beach was the first beach on the Costa del Sol to attract international tourists in the 1950s, including Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren and the early jet set. It was the first because it was - and still is - the best on the Costa del Sol. Absolutely vast, it is a Blue Flag beach with safe bathing (unless the red flags are flying - rare). It is sandy (no shingly bits!) and is cleaned early every morning, all year round. There are a wide variety of beach activities available, from the childrens play area at the part closest to the house through to water-skiing etc. along towards Benalmádena marina.

Unlike much of the Costa del Sol, La Carihuela has a very Spanish flavour as it is very popular with people coming from Málaga for long lunches. International visitors tend to be from the UK, Holland, Ireland, Sweden and France, so there are good restaurants catering for these nationalities, as well as the ever-present Chinese and Italian restaurants. If you like German food were afraid there isn't much as there tend to be few German tourists here.

Fortunately La Carihuela missed out on the high-rise-horrors of the 70s tourist boom (thats on the other side of Torremolinos, or in Benalmadena) and is now a protected zone, even some of the original fishermens cottages have survived. This gives it a character all of its own, unusual on the Costa del Sol!

Torremolinos

La Carihuela is a great base for a holiday that mixes both beachtime and exploring Andalucia.

Getting around is easy so do not pre-hire a car unless you are sure youre actually going to use it! The number of times people have said to us "we wish we hadn't hired a car"...., if you want one for a day or two there are agencies in Carihuela village that do excellent daily rates.

Frequent and cheap local trains to Málaga and Fuengirola run from the station near the house (10 mins walk away).

Buses to Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos centre, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmádena etc. are also frequent, cheap, and stop nearby.

Málaga City has everything from a Moorish Castle to the Picasso Museum as well as international shopping and is often overlooked. Málaga is easily reached from the house by train in 30 minutes. Since the opening of the AVE fast train line in December 2007 Málaga now has fast trains (2hrs 15 min!) to Madrid. The journey times to Córdoba and Seville have also been cut significantly.

From the white villages of inland Andalucia to the famous gorge at Ronda, from the incredible mosque at Córdoba to the Alhambra at Granada, nothing is too far away and there are plenty of great day trips to plan. If you dont want the bother of planning yourself there are travel agents in Carihuela village that do a wide range of trips to all these places and also to Gibraltar or Morocco!

Torremolinos Town Centre ( forget the Monty Python sketch - 21st century Torrie will surprise you - if you're looking for Benidorm you wont find it here ) is nearby, about 15 minutes walk or a short bus ride, and has a lot of good shops if you explore the nooks and crannies. It is now a very popular resort with people from all over Spain and this has encouraged a much wider range of shops to replace the old tourist-tat ones that used to prevail.

If theme parks are your thing then Aqualand, Tivoli World ( funfair, water rides etc.) the Sea-Life Centre and Crocodile World are all nearby.

If you are sporty then Torremolinos has an excellent modern sports centre. There are also tennis-courts in La Carihuela.

If the sea is your thing the marina at Benalmadena is about 15 minutes walk along the seafront - for sailing or fishing you can hire boats and yachts here. Tours of the coastal caves are also available.

Golfers can find a wide range of courses nearby, the nearest one is Torremolinos and then they spread along the coast to Marbella (about 40 minutes away).

If you need the all-night nightlife experience then both Benalmádena Marina and Torrie Town Centre have a wide variety of discos and nightclubs, about a 15 minute walk away or a short bus or cab ride.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Stuart B

Tourist Licence
CTC-2016145271

Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
28 Nov 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish


This Townhouse has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Feb 2014. Located in Torremolinos, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £900.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Nov 2016.

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“Great house and location”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2016

Stayed here July/Aug and found everything we needed in the house. Every little detail had been thought of. We were met by Pat, who is extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Enough space for a family of 4 and the location is perfect. 5 minutes to the shops, bars, restaurants and beach. Lots to choose from... you wouldn't be able to eat in each restaurant during a two week stay! Lovely bakery who do great sandwiches (eat in or take away) and a very large selection of cakes. About a 20 minute walk along the beach front to Benalmadina Marina offering lots of boat trips, nice shops and restaurants overlooking the marina. The Crocodile Park is worth a visit too - about a 5 minute taxi ride from the house. You wouldn't spend all day there (about 2 hours would be enough), but as it's next to the aqua park you can get a discounted ticket for both attractions at the Crocodile Park. Would definitely like to return.

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