Well furnished 2 bedroom apartment with large terrace overlooking attractive gardens & swimming pool. Relaxing location, ideally situated for the beach, golf & restaurants/bars. UK TV, DVD/CD & Wifi.
Casares del Sol (as featured in C4 TV overseas property programme "A Place in the Sun" in January 2014) is an attractive development of luxury apartments and penthouses within a secure gated complex with delightful gardens, fabulous swimming pools and underground car parking facilities.
Our ground floor apartment has 2 bedrooms (one en suite), a good sized lounge/dining room and a well equipped kitchen. The living room and large terrace are south facing and overlook the attractive gardens and swimming pool. This swimming pool is open throughout the summer, usually from mid June to end September/early October, but precise dates depend on the weather and usage. However, there is also a second swimming pool on site which is less than a 5 minute walk away and is open all year round.
The kitchen / laundry area is well equipped including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave and washing machine. The lounge/dining room has a comfortable leather suite (seating 5 people) and an oak dining table seating 6 people. In addition to the TV (with BBC, ITC and Channel 5 programmes) there is a DVD/CD player and an i-Pod docking station for your entertainment - with a selection of music and films to enjoy. Wi-Fi is also freely available and access codes will be provided before you arrive.
Patio doors from the lounge lead on to the large terrace which is south facing and enjoys the sun for most of the day. There is a large patio table with 4 chairs and 2 sunloungers and a parasol. This is the perfect place to enjoy an early evening sundowner and al fresco dining! The bedrooms have 4 single beds but the two in the master bedroom are zipped together to provide a King size double bed. This arrangement provides the flexibility for a family or for four friends on holiday together (eg on a golfing break). Both bedrooms benefit from air conditioning but they also have very effective 3 speed ceiling fans which many guests often prefer. There is safe in the master bedroom to provide security for your passports and valuables.
Casares Costa region
This is a wonderful all year round destination and the apartment is ideally situated for exploring Gibraltar, Sotogrande, Ronda, Puerto Banus and Marbella. To make the most of these opportunities, it is recommended that you hire a car.
If you don't fancy driving one evening or lunchtime, the Casares Golf & Country Club is a short 5 minute walk away and has an attractive bar and restaurant. There is also a beach bar / restaurant at the bottom of the hill which serves good sea food and is about a 15 / 20 minute walk away.
The Marinas of Duquesa and Estepona are only a short drive away and they both have a good selection of bars and restaurants and colourful weekly street markets. There are also a number of world class 18 hole golf courses close by (some within walking distance) and blue flag beaches only 600 metres away.
The Andalucian village of Casares is a 20 minute drive inland from Casares del Sol and offers wonderful views, country side walks, birdwatching and a small selection of bars and restaurants. The beach is literally a 3 minute drive away or, if you are feeling fit, a 15 minute stroll from the apartment where there is also a lively beach bar. There is a good selection of well stocked supermarkets, a pharmacy and a post office in Sabinillas which is only a 10 minute drive from the apartment.
There is also good access by road to a number of attractive Spanish towns. Ronda is high up in the mountains with stunning views across the countryside whilst Mijas, just 8 km inland, is set amongst pine groves on the edge of the Sierra de Kijas mountains with its cobbled streets, unique square bullring and breathtaking coastal views. Most watersports eg diving, waterskiing and kitesurfing are available at Tarifa, which has fantastic beaches, just 14 km along the coast. There is also skiing in the Sierra Nevada, often until May. Selwo Safari and Adventure Park is close by for family entertainment. If you are more adventurous, you can take a trip to Morocco on the hydrofoil.
Golf on the Costa del Sol
The following information may be of interest to golf lovers. There are many excellent golf courses within a 20 minute drive from our apartment.
Finca Cortesin Golf Club: An 18 hole Par 71 golf course designed by Cabell Robinson. One of the longest golf courses in Europe and the venue for the World Matchplay tournament. It is walking distance from the apartment and has an excellent restaurant.
Casares Golf & Country Club: a 9 hole course designed by Juan Carlos Martinez. Walking distance from the apartment. Excellent for the occasional golfer. Also has an attractive bar and restaurant.
La Duquesa Golf Club: An 18 hole, Par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones. There are excellent views from the course of the Rock of Gibraltar and the African coast.
Doña Julia Golf Club, Casares: 18 hole Par 71 golf course designed by Antonio Garcia Garrido.
El Paraíso Golf Club, Estepona: 18 hole Par 71 golf course designed by Gary Player. The Club House provides a pretty view of the whole course.
San Roque Club: The 18 hole Par 72 San Roque Old Course is rated amongst the finest in Europe. The tight, sloping fairways of the golf course are lined by cork trees, demanding accurate driving.
Alcaidesa Links, La Linea: This 18 hole Par 72 golf course was designed in a traditional Scottish links style by Peter Allis and Clive Clark, and considered to be the first authentic links type course in the country.
Sotogrande Golf Club: An 18 hole Par 72 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones. It is arguably ranked amongst the best ten golf courses in Europe.
Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande: Valderrama is an 18 hole Par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones. The host to ten Volvo Masters events and the 1997 Ryder Cup and is regarded as one of the best golf course in all of Europe.
We got there met the property manager with no problems. Apartment was clean and in excellent condition. The pool area was clean. Plenty of facilities within apartment. Lovely terrace area. Overall excellent apartment.
teleianu from bucharest
Stayed Aug 2012
the property meet our expectations and beyond, the description was accurate and indeed the house is much larger that it seems in the pictures.
It was a good value for the money and definitely Ill recommend to my friends the house and also the urbanization
We had a very beautiful holiday
john from airdrie
Stayed Jun 2012
We really enjoyed our week in this lovely apt it had everything you would need was really clean and comfortable. the terrace was fab with lovely pool views.David the owner had sent us plenty of information on where to go and places to enjoy which was very helpful we would definitely like to return and will recommend to friends and family.
Pam from Cockburnspath
Stayed Oct 2011
We found this apartment spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and extremely well-equipped. It also has a fantastic location beside the swimming pool - particularly perfect if you happen to have children (lovely big balcony too!). The gardens are also beautiful with breathtaking views of the mountains from central swimming pool area. General location of the resort is also ideal with many interesting places to visit nearby, as well as good restauarants and beaches. Top marks all round!
Gill from Bromley
Stayed Aug 2011
We really liked the apartment. It was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The only thing missing, for us, was a coffee machine but otherwise it had everything we needed. The complex was peaceful and we enjoyed the pool which provided a welcome respite from the heat. A car is essential for getting about and to enjoy the surrounding area.
Many thanks, it's always helpful to have feedback so we can improve the facilities we offer. We have now provided a cafetiere at the apartment so guests can make themselves fresh coffee.
Nicola from Milton Keynes
Stayed Jul 2011
We stayed at the apartment 4-14 July 2011. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the apartment (it seemed smaller in the photos), and how well equipped it was. The owners have put a lot of thought into making it as comfortable as possible, with everything from a sewing kit to a garlic crusher in the kitchen, and a selec tion of books and movies for guests to use. The terrace overlooks the pool and we enjoyed eating there. The apartment is very well located for exploring the area - we enjoyed our trips to Gibraltar, Ronda and Casares. I would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment to a friend. We had a fantastic holiday!
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April 2011: OConnor family: We had a lovely holiday despite the weather not being great. The apartment is great, it has everything we needed including Sky TV and Wi-Fi. It has a great location beside the pool. Hoping to come back again later in the Summer. Thanks.
August/September 2010: Fahey family: We had a fantastic holiday. The apartment was excellent, well furnished, comfortable beds and a great view of the swimming pool from the terrace. Too many attractions to list but have a few that are definately worth a visit: water park at Algerciras, beach at bottom of the hill across the roundabout - great beach bar too beach at Estepona fantastic restaurants: La Traviata at Duquesa - great steaks, Marymar beach front seafood restaurant at Sabinillas - great fish cooked on beach and brought to your table. This is the fifth time we have stayed at Casares and we will definately be coming back - this apartment is the best we have stayed in. Thank you.August 2010: Cor, Annette, Victor & Nina from Holland: We enjoyed our stay in this great apartment. Breakfast outside, view of the pool, a great way to start the day. Inside, everything was very comfortable and very well furnished. Our kids loved the pool and once in it was hard to get them out again. Highlights during our stay: a visit to Gibraltar - very surprising - and the beach at Sabanillas. Thanks for a great stay.July 2010 from Ian, Chris & Lucas: A really comfortable and well equipped apartment. We enjoyed our stay enormously. Lovely pool and beatutiful gardens. Local highlights included the the beach just over the main road with its big, white rolling waves and soft sand the Sunday morning markets with their interesting array of goods and the atmosphere and food at Puerto Duquesa. Finally, the information available in the apartment includes a lot of the history of the surrounding area - it's well worth reading if you have the time. All in all a great holiday - thank you.
May 2009: "Just wanted to say we had a fabulous stay and found the apartment very comfortable compared to other apartments....very surprised to find an apartment so well furnished and had everything we could have possibly needed, a real home from home! Will definitely be contacting you to book next year. Thanks again".June 2009: "A very well furnished and good sized apartment. Great location for all the golf courses and some excellent restaurants. Swimming pool was very refreshing and the whole complex was generally quiet and very well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to our friends".August 2009: " What a beautiful apartment and perfect for all our needs. A really central apartment which allowed us to explore the area without too much difficulty. We had a fantastic stay - very relaxing - which was just what we needed. Thanks".
Our well furnished apartment has everything you will need on holiday including a fully equipped kitchen with separate laundry area and a spacious lounge/dining room with TV and a DVD/CD player and i-Pod docking system. Wi-fi Internet facilities are also available and a safe has been installed in the master bedroom for your valuables. The apartment is fully airconditioned (both hot and cold to suit all seasons). There is also a lovely south facing terrace which has been extended to provide additional relaxation and al fresco dining facilities for our visitors.