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Overview

Delightful, air conditioned apartment with enclosed garden, terrace and barbeque. Suitable for summer holiday rental and winter lets. The apartment is spacious, with two bedrooms, one double and one twin with large built-in wardrobes. There are two full bathrooms, one ensuite, a large living/ dining room and fully equipped kitchen.
The garden is sunny nearly all day with a palm tree which offers shade when needed.The complex is relaxing and quiet with attractive garden areas, picturesque courtyards and fountains. The communal pool is a good size with plenty of space for sunbathing and is ideally placed to get the sunshine all day. The wide sandy blue flag beaches are within walking distance ), along with lovely promenades, the picturesque marina surrounded by palm trees, La Duquesa golf course, shops, restaurants , beach side cafes and everything you will need for an enjoyable holiday.

Local Area
The development is close to La Duquesa Golf and Country Club. It is situated on a hill, which gently slopes down to a natural valley leading to a magnificent beach, with a lovely promenade and beach side cafes. A short walk away is Duquesa marina with excellent opportunities for watersports Also there are a range of restaurants, cafes and bars. In and around the port, there are shops, banks and supermarkets.
La Duquesa is situated between the busy town of Estepona and the popular golf resort of Sotogrande. Within half an hour you can be shopping in Marbella or Puerto Banus (which also offers lively night-life), playing one of over 40 golf courses or enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery in the Sierra Bermeja or visiting an African wildlife park at Selwo. Gibraltar with its interesting history is a 20 minute drive away and well worth a visit. Go up the rock by cable car and see the amazing St. Michaels cave and meet the friendly apes, or take a day trip to Tangiers.

Places to visit
Twenty minutes from the apartment is the 18th century fortress of Castillo de La Duquesa, in the middle of what was once a large Roman fishing village. Situated by the sea, there are some quaint bars and popular seafood restaurants and also a small supermarket. There is also a childrens play area.
A few minutes along a pleasant tree-lined beachfront promenade, you will come to the beautiful port of Duquesa with its many attractions. The vast choice of eating and drinking options here include French, Italian, Chinese, English and of course Spanish.
The other side of the port is Duquesas neighbour, the fishing village of Sabinillas. This is a few minutes walk along another very pretty promenade. The church is the centre of the village and the town square, surrounded by trees and flowers. There are several shops, banks and large supermarkets. Also there are beachfront cafes, restaurants and childrens play area. The well maintained beaches are the highlight of Sabinillas.
Manilva is a charming white village, a few kilometers inland. Although tourists are just beginning to discover the village, it remains intrinsically Spanish. The town has a fascinating history which dates back to Roman times and there are some remarkably well- preserved Roman sulphur baths and an aqueduct. These are well worth a visit.
The village has several restaurants, near the baths. There is the well-known Roman Oasis and Restaurante Los Alamos, situated by the Manilva river. There is a stream and small lakes perfect for dipping into and some flat rocks suitable for picnics. There are also amazing views towards the mountains and some interesting footpaths.
Grapes consist of a large proportion of village crops producing well-known locally produced sweet wines.
Casares is a 15 minute drive. It is an amazing picture postcard village with a population of just 3000. There is something very special about the sight of Casares that causes the visitor to stop and stare. The village nestles in the mountains, only about 12 km from the coast. The scenery is spectacular all the way to Casares and as you approach the last bend you are treated to a wonderful view of the village with its medieval fortress.
Luckily there is the Restaurant La Terraza and a choice of bars to prepare you for the walk around Casares hilly streets leading to the village square.
Watch for the peregine falcons and kestrels and on a clear day you can see the African coast and the Rock of Gibraltar.

Summary:

Air-conditioned 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment close to Duquesa marina and beaches. Pool, bar, tennis,minigolf, picnic area, gym, sauna, jacuzzi. Wifi. Near golf.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
TV Languages in Local
Leisure:
Gym
Sauna
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Garage
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view
Tennis court

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (It is on the ground floor. The pool and restaurant can be accessed without using any steps. However the doors are not widened for wheelchair access.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 08.06.2014


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st March 2015 to 31st May 2015 Yes 7

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 10%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 30th April 4 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 10%
1st November to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%

Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Cot All year N/A £12.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Highchair All year N/A £12.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Extra bed All year N/A £12.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 0.1km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Gibraltar: 20km
  • Estepona: 10km
  • Marbella: 20km
  • Manilva: 5km

Reviews

9 other reviews
Hi Val, We had a lovely time - weather great, location wonderful, apartment fantastic ! We managed ok without a car but I think in order to appreciate the whole area a car would be best, although in saying that there is a good local bus service which we managed to figure out . We managed a trip to Gibraltar for the day for which was only 12 Euro each way for a family of four ! We also enjoyed the walk to the marina and to Sabanillas which was a lovely place to eat out at - very family friendly and affordable and had a really good Spanish vibe about it- would reccomend the tapas bar on the beach front 6 Euro for a drink and 3 tapas- excellent value. The local supermarket was also very good, very well stocked again at affordable prices (last year we were in spain and the local supermarket was very expensive so it was a very welcome surprise to find this at reasonable prices). The apartment and resort were really lovely good sized pool, very clean and well maintained pool and garden areas , the views around the complex were outstanding . It was very good to have reception facility for asking questions etc. All in all it was a really relaxing break and would definitely consider returning to the area and booking the apartment again. Once again thank you for letting the apartment we really had a wonderful time. Regards Nicola and family ( June 2011)
Hi Val, A quick note to thank you for the apartment last week. We had a really great time – the on-site restaurant serves a great paella, the beach is lovely and having 2 supermarkets on our doorstep really made it the easiest of self-catering holidays!! One very slight alteration to your directions: the perimeter gates are now chained and padlocked, so we were almost forced to park underground (the gate motor breaking down added to the excitement on a couple of days!). It wasn’t a big deal once we realised we were in the right place and certainly didn’t spoil our holiday! You’re definitely on our returns list for the future. Best wishes John, Audrey and Jack (Boston
Thank you, Val and Ron, for the most enjoyable holiday ever! We spent 2 beautiful and also peacefull weeks at your apartment in the beginning of June. Timing was perfect - we travelled with 2- and 4-years old kids and enjoyed for example the pool area on our own. Everything was so clean and well-organized, we were very well informed and a whole area was really something else than "just" Costa del Sol, more Andalucia. We highly recommend this apartment for families because of its location, facilities and simply because everything was really working! Our personal favourites were the mountains and the white villages, Nerja and nice Selwo-zoo in Estepona. For the first time I think I could go back to the same place again! Annu and family (Finland)
We had the apartment for 2 wonderful weeks in July. The place is well looked after, the location is perfect, the arrival and departure were very well organised. This is indeed a very good option for children and for adults. The email exchange with the owner was very friendly and straight-forward. Overall it was a very nice holiday which we would love to have again. Randolph and family (Germany)
Hello to you both.Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your beautiful apartment in Spain. It is a lovely area and we had a great relaxing time. We hope to return there again in the future so you may here from us again (if that's OK) Best wishes from James, Diane, Rachel and David
Hi Val,The holiday was great, location was great, swimming pool was great, everything was just perfect. I will definitely recommend your apartment to other travellers that I know. Thank you again for everything. Eva H.W.
Fantastic apartment with all the mod cons to make it just like home! Especially liked the complementary tea/coffee, milk & water, nice touch and very useful when arriving in the middle of the night and no shops open! Complex is beautiful, with lovely gardens, clean and well maintained. Ideal for kids, with the small garden for them to play in. Felt safe for kids to play around the complex too, without having to worry about strangers. It's nice and quiet, but within easy access of a supermarket, beach and shops. Being in the hills it's also not too hot. Try Sabinallas for eating out, as it's much cheaper than the port. The owners were also very helpful with lots of information, and answered my queries quickly with excellent advice for when we got there. We had the best holiday ever. I would definately consider returning."
Thank you for letting us have the pleasure of renting your lovely apartment in Duquesa Hills. Paul was very helpful and we have had a very enjoyable time, you really have a lovely apartment. We had our last day by the pool, it was so hot. You are close to everywhere (Sotogrande, Marbella, San Pedro, Gibraltar etc). Once again thank you, it would be nice to stay in touch. I shall highly recommend your apartment. Debbie.We had a lovely time at the apartment. The weather was great ླ to 24 degrees) considering it was November and perfect for travelling up and down the coast and walking on the beach. Very quiet and very relaxing. The apartment is also a great base for visiting Estepona's lovely long beach ྪmins away), Puerto Banus ࿃mins away)for the designer stores, Marbella ࿍mins north) for shopping and sight seeing in the old town and Gibraltar for all the duty free items that are much cheaper than the airport.' Hope to be in touch soon to book again John
had a wonderful time in your apartment. It is very nice, spacious, well-equipped. The complex is a good size. The pool is perfect. I particularly liked Duquesa mairina, better than Puerto Banus. I would certainly recommend your apartment to family and friends. J. H. What a lovely apartment you have in a wonderful part of Spain. We have just returned from a week there and had a fantastic time. Weather was fab ! Thank you so much for suggeting a visit to Casares. It was well worth the drive and walk. What a beautiful place, we loved it and even the children were enchanted by it. C.N. Thank you for letting us have the pleasure of renting your lovely apartment in Duquesa Hills. Paul was very helpful and we have had a very enjoyable time, you really have a lovely apartment. We had our last day by the pool, it was so hot. You are close to everywhere (Sotogrande, Marbella, San Pedro, Gibraltar etc). Once again thank you, it would be nice to stay in touch. I shall highly recommend your apartment. Debbie and Kevin

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