Charming 1 bedroom air conditioned apartment front line beach, located close to shops and amenities
Miraflores is situated halfway between Fuengirola and Marbella is one of the most attractive holiday complexes on the coast. Built on a gentle slope facing the Mediterranean each apartment has a beautiful sea view. The complex is superbly serviced, having fifteen swimming pools, three tennis courts, a bowling green, children’s play area, numerous bars and restaurants. The beach is litterally on your doorstep. For the golfer, Miraflores has its own 18-hole course as well as being centrally located to the many excellent courses in the area. To take advantage of these and the many other attractions car hire is recommended.
The beach front apartment has an entrance hall leading into large open plan lounge off which is an open south facing terrace with fantastic views across the pool to the Mediterranean. There is a fully fitted kitchen (screened off from the lounge) with Hob, Oven, Microwave, Fridge and Dishwasher and also comes with a toaster and kettle. There is a good selection of cooking utensils, pots and pans so the chef will have no excuse. At the end of the kitchen area there is a breakfast bar.
Access to the bedroom fitted with standard double bed, coordinated furniture and fitted wardrobes is from the hall, as is the bathroom fitted with bath / shower over, vanity unit and w/c, the washing machine is located in the water heater cupboard. The apartment has a large flat screen TV which has both Satellite and DVD input. It is also possible to get WiFi internet in the apartment on a pay as you go basis. There are 2 air-conditioning units to ensure the property is kept cool in summer and warm in winter.
A weekly maid service with change of linen and towels is included. However, clients are required to bring their own pool/beach towels.
Our house is managed by a professional maintenance company with bilingual staff. They provide a 24 hour emergency service. We can arrange airport transfers, car hire, golf, tennis, restaurant bookings, tours, etc.
Located in the gardens below the complex adjacent to the beach are the swimming pools one for the adults and one for the children. Sun beds and parasols are also available around the pool area.
A 10-15 minute walk gives you access to the large El Zoco and Riviera shopping complex's , where there’s excellent supermarkets offering fresh fish, meat and bread counters. If you prefer to shop at the market there is one in La Cala (10 minutes away by car) every Wednesday and Saturday and another across the road at Calypos every Thursday. During the summer season the shops all open on Sunday but outside that time you will need to use the mini shops at the petrol stations (one across the road) and the OpenCor supermarket at Riviera.
Really you are spoilt for choice; locally just across from the complex is a parade of restaurants offering Spanish, Italian, English food all serving a variety of food at great value. Across at the El Zoco complex is an even larger choice of restaurants and bars - two of our favorites is Meson and El Olivo. Then of course there are the beach bars one is on the door step but there are lots of others too many to mention here and they are all good - try the paella its what this area is famous for.
A short stroll across the gardens takes you via a private gate onto the beach here there are both sandy and rocky sections to suite both children and sunbathers alike. Slightly further afield is Puerto Cabopino which is ideal for families as the beach is more like a UK one where you are able to wade in some distance before it gets too deep. Here you can either set up your own spot or stroll along to one of the Chiringitos which have sun beds ready laid out for you.
Calahonda has its own sports complex –Club del Sol – which is equipped with 12 tennis courts, 4 paddle courts, 4 squash courts and a 450m2 gym.
Water Sports – from Pedalo’s to Hobicats and Water Skiing to Jet Skis all are provided by licensed operators. Tennis - can be found at the Don Carlos hotel in Elviria, Club El Casco in El Rosario and Club del Sol in Calahonda.
Golf - Calahonda has its own par 3 - 9 hole course at La Siesta. For the more serious golfer the Costa del Sol boasts over 30 courses set in stunning locations.
Snow Skiing - The Sierra Nevada ski resort is about 2 hours from us and the season runs from December into May. All equipment can be hired once you get there all you need is some warm clothes.
Adventura Amazonia is a new tree top theme park opened this year in Elviria the first of its kind in Spain and caters for all the family definitely worth a visit during your stay.
OUT & ABOUT
During your stay we recommend that you head for the rustic Andalucía countryside and visit some of the Pueblos Blanco’s (white villages), perched on the top of hills with breath-taking views and stunning scenery. The Moorish city of Ronda, the caves at Nerja and the Alhambra located in the city of Granada are all worth a visit, not to mention Gibraltar and across the straights to Morocco. There are so many activities available certainly enough to keep everyone happy. To keep life simple you can book day trips, and entry tickets from our Management company office located in Elviria.
Beautiful well equipped apartment with magnificent views. Well-kept gardens. Abundance of sun-loungers. Was slightly concerned that description stated bath had only hand shower but neednt have worried - it was extremely powerful and the spa bath was an unexpected bonus. Despite proximity to main road, we were not disturbed by traffic noise. Communication and directions first class. Key collection and return were a doddle. Disappointment? Lack of sun on the balcony while we were there. Not sure if it appears at other times of the year? Consequently washing took ages to dry. Possible improvements? Would have liked a fridge freezer rather than the fridge with tiny freezer compartment. And wi-fi would be useful. Would we return? Most definitely.
Pavel from Kiev
Stayed 10 Aug 2013 with Couple
Top-priority for us while booking the property was sea view and distance to the sea. To be honest pictures on the website do not do any justice to the breathtaking view from the balcony and the sea, which is 2 min walking distance. The apartment is very bright, clean, properly furnished the only minus was the bed - not very comfortable. The apartment has everything you may need during your stay (so dont bring your hairdryer as I did)) ). In case you want quiet and relaxing vacation without noise of the big resorts thats the place.
Dear Pavel, Many thanks for your great review! We will try to get some better pictures so that it shows better the fact that the sea is on your door step! With regard to the bed the owner has asked us to look into replacing it, so hopefully you will give us a 5 star rating on the next visit.
gary from northwood
Stayed 07 Jul 2013
The apartment was lovely and had a beautiful view. We stayed in July and because the sun was so high in the sky it didnt actually reach our balcony, it meant that the inside was cool though. I suspect that out of season the balcony would be bathed in sunshine. Although we were very careful a chair broke but Casa Care were quick to replace it. My one criticism was the size of the double bed which I guess was about 4 feet wide, not comfortable for two people and found myself sleeping on the sofa most of the time. Despite that I would recommend the apartment and the area is lovely. For those that know the location, the clubhouse is closed which disappointed us but could have been a blessing in disguise as our apartment was above it!
Brian from Banchory
Stayed 14 Sep 2011
The property had an excellent location with wonderfull views.
The booking process and directions to the property were good and the local management company were most helpfull.
We both felt that the kitchen was in need of modernising in particular some the white goods which must have been in the property since it was built, it just lets the rest of the property down.
However we still had a wonderfull stay and would certainly consider returning.
Frances from Newtownards
Stayed 23 Aug 2011
Lovely property good location with excellent views over the med.
The directions given to us were good and the web description spot on. Plenty to do around that area, would be only to happy to return.
Only comment I would make is that I think the oven and hob could do with replacing at the end of the season as they are a little dated and do not work as well as they should.
Othmane from Courbevoie
Stayed 22 Jul 2011
apologies for taking so long to send in this review and thank you for reminding me.
The apartment was very much to our liking and was well presented on our arrival. Directions were clear and easy to follow.
Would not hesitate in returning to the lovely property.