Apartment in Marbella, Spain - Peaceful Location, On The Beach, Facing The Sea
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We are a retired husband and wife, one a solicitor, the other a Spanish teacher.
John purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why John chose Marbella
It is right on the best beach in Marbella, one of the nicest coastal towns in Spain, with breathtaking views across the Mediterranean. There is no road between the apartment and the beach so, most of the time, all you can hear is the sea. If you head east along the beach, you can walk for hours on fairly quiet and unspoilt beaches, with dunes and other natural features. To the west you can walk along the beach to the fishing port, with all its restaurants, and from there along the promenade into the town centre. In the summer there are also some bars and restaurants on the beach a few steps away from the apartment.
What makes this Apartment unique
The views are spectacular from the sitting room and terrace, due south across the Mediterranean Sea. On a clear day you can see the so-called "Pillars of Hercules" at the entrance to the Mediterranean - Gibraltar (which is about 40 miles away) and Jebel Musa in North Africa (about 50 miles). On a really clear day you can see the mountains of North Africa, some of which are almost 100 miles away. If you like to watch the sea, the seabirds, the ever changing colours and patterns of the waves and currents, this is a heavenly spot from which to do so.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Children not allowed
Rules of this apartment Set out below are a few basic rules which you are requested to follow during your stay in this apartment and please bear in mind that you will be charged for any damage or breakages which you may cause. Your co-operation is much appreciated. Thank you. 1. Keep noise to a minimum for the benefit of other residents 2. Any noise after midnight is prohibited by local laws 3. Put rubbish in the large bins at the front of the building after 9pm 4. Read the instruction manuals for appliances before using them 5. Properly turn off all electrical appliances after use 6. Do not switch on the ceramic hob, or leave it on, unless covered by a pan 7. Clean the oven and hob after use 8. Do not leave children unsupervised on the terrace 9. Do not lean on the terrace rail 10. Take your own beach towels to the beach, not the towels from the apartment 11. Do not bring sand into the apartment from the beach 12. If your stay is for more than a week, wash towels and bedclothes during your stay 13. By the rules of the building it is forbidden to hang anything on the terrace rail 14. Use the washing line in the interior patio accessed from bedrooms 2 or 3 15. When you go out lock all doors and windows 16. Close the terrace awnings when you go out or if it is windy 17. Close all doors and windows when using the air conditioning 18. Do not smoke in the apartment 19. No animals or pets are allowed in the apartment 20. At the end of your stay empty the dishwasher 21. At the end of your stay remove all food beyond its safe expiry date
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Lovely appartment on the beach
We were a family of four staying for one week in late October. The communication with John (Owner) was very good and the apartment is as described. Everything was spotless and overall very comfortable. We were lucky with weather so use of the south facing big balcony and the great sea views were fantastic. There is a long sandy beach which is ideal for early morning walks and the sound of crashing waves hitting the beach can be heard from the apartment - again very nice to fall asleep listening to. The location is at the edge of Marbella so a healthy 10min walk to the old harbour and some good fish restaurants and 20 mins stroll to main Marbella strip & old town. There are a few beach hut restaurants beside the apartment which was convenient for sundowners although food wasn't that good. If there was one fault, it would be that the location is that bit of a walk into main town and the building is at the commercial end of Marbella (mostly suite of car show rooms) however that does mean its exceptionally quiet / peaceful if that is what you are looking for. We would recommend this place if you like long beach walks and sitting on a balcony with a glass of wine however if you want the nightlife, then it is that bit further out and perhaps a closer to town location would be better.
Overall we loved it and will definitely return for another week.
Great communication lovely place highly recommend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment is beautiful with a large comfortable living room, a large master bedroom (with en-suite) and two other rooms. The balcony is fantastic with sea views over the Mediterranean. The local beach bars are great with good food and drink.
Can't fault it - Perfect
Absolutely perfect. The apartment was lovely, clean, bright, spacious and with fantastic sea views. Ideally located to walk to either the supermarket or The Old Town where you are spoilt for choice of bars and restaurants. John the owner was extremely helpful and we will definitely be back.
Lovely apartment with fantastic sea view
Lovely apartment on a quiet beach about 10 minutes walk from downtown Marbella, apartment was spotless and in excellent condition. We really enjoyed our balcony looking directly onto the sea. The beach is very nice and cleaned every day, gentle shelf into the water so good for swimming. Large shopping mall 'La Canada is about' 10 minutes by car if that floats your boat, my two ladies has an enjoyable morning shopping there while I was booked into the 'man Cresche' (cafe on ground floor) reading a book. Local supermarkets about 10 minutes walk have everything you need food wise.
If you need your endorphin hit we found a good gym 5 minutes away 'Olympic Fitness Center' where you could pay per day €10 or for the week €25 including classes, did spinning and pilates which were very good.
The owner John was a pleasure to deal with, punctual and polite.
We would be very happy to go back again.
The apartment was perfect for us, a family of 4 with 2 grown up children. It was modern and spacious, spotlessly clean and it had a decent sized balcony with amazing, uninterrupted views of the Med. There were 3 chiringuitos within 5 minutes walk of the apartment where you could have breakfast , dinner or just a snack. They tended to be low key during the day and lively without being rowdy at night so it wasn't always necessary to go into Marbella, which was about a 20 minute stroll along the promenade. We did one excursion to Gibraltar to visit friends and we took a taxi to the bus station (9 euros) where we caught the bus to La Linea (90 mins) and walked across the border. Easy! We loved it and will certainly go back .
From the entrance to the building you step onto a quiet natural beach, which is well maintained by the local authority. It has a shower, restaurant and bar, and there are other restaurants and bars a short walk along the beach.
Malaga airport is 35 minutes away by car. A car is recommended.
Marbella town centre, Rio Real golf course and La Cañada shopping centre are all a few minutes away by car. Marbella Marina is less than 10 minutes' walk and the Old Town and town centre are about 20 minutes' walk away.