What a fantastic place! We rented this home for a week and wished we could have stayed longer. Our vacation in Marbella was incredible all due to this wonderful home. It is located within a gated community right along the sand dunes to the beach. We would walk out the back yard, through a gate and, voila, we were on the beach. There are two pools in the complex, but we were at the beach every day practically all day. At night we would fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. No need for air conditioning either ( although the home has air conditioning as well).The ocean breezes were enough. And everything in the home was top notch..the furniture, the linen, the appliances..everything! If you plan on going to downtown Madrid and anywhere else, it is probably better to rent a car. We did and made side trips to downtown Madrid for porras/churros y chocolate in the morning and to the town of Ronda as well. We also played tennis on clay courts that were a 5-minute drive outside the complex..There is secure garage parking. The owner's daughter, Raquel, personally came to open the home for us and welcomed us with a bottle of wine. If you want a relaxing vacation in Marbella, this is the place to be.