2Bed Apt in Superb Frontline Beach/Marina Location/pool/aircon/garage/terrace
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About Steve Sayers
Businessman, photographer, sailor, skier and loads more. We also have our own private apartment, berth and boat in Duquesa. The family and I are there regularly and we cannot recommend Duquesa and the area highly enough. Venturing further afield into Andalusia is fantastic as well so you have the best of both worlds. Come and see why we like it so much :-) Call me on 07812083858 if you want to know more about the area or special arrangements. Hombre de negocios, fotógrafo, marinero, esquiador y mucho más. También tenemos nuestro propio apartamento privado, litera y barco en Duquesa. La familia y yo estamos allí regularmente y no podemos recomendar Duquesa y la zona lo suficiente. Aventurarse más allá en Andalucía también es fantástico, así que tienes lo mejor de ambos mundos. Venga y vea por qué nos gusta tanto :-) Llámame al 07812083858 si desea saber más sobre el área o sobre arreglos especiales.
Steve Sayers purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Steve Sayers chose Manilva
Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bathroom frontline beach apartment + secure garaged parking in a fantastic location - great local food/bars, amenities and the whole of Andalusia to explore (Ronda and Tarifa are fantastic). Just over an hour from Malaga by car/ half an hour from Gibraltar. The Port of Duquesa - El Peurto DE La Duquesa - the port of the Duchess, is set between the Spanish town of Sabinillas and the quiet fishing village of El Castillo, all within easy level promenade walking distance. Duquesa and the surrounding area has a variety of local and cosmopolitan bars and restaurants to choose from and everything is on your doorstep in the port, Castillo and Sabillinas. Check out Google Earth satellite view from the map too see how well placed the apartment is. The ground floor location is great for families and the large shaded terrace overlooks the pool without being too close. The pool and the beach offer hours of glorious sunshine, but the terrace is a welcome retreat. The port has regular craft markets and the 'lucky lucky men' (very respectful) sell loads of value goods like designer bags watches and sunglasses - barter though! The port is on three levels (wheelchair accessible) with a host of restaurants and quirky bars. Our favourites bars are the Leisure Lounge, The Bar, Ocean Bar, Bar C, and Kinsales, our favourite restaurant is Sabor Toscana, great Italian food without pizza (Andreas is a brilliant host), but there are many more great ones and no space hear to mention them. Do try Tim's fish n chips at least once, the battered cod or fish gougons and a drink at the leisure lounge is a great way to chill. Duquesa is an expatt and private residential/let/Spanish area with no package holiday accommodation/hotels, its a get away from it all place that still has charm yet can provide all the fun you want and if you hire a car from Bruno's (best car hire) in the port you can sample the many delights of Andalusia, Ronda, Casares Tarifa etc
What makes this Apartment unique
201 Marina Del Castillo - Ultra secure with 24 hour manned security and secure allocated underground car parking , free reception & poolside WiFi, frontline beach location, quiet, black out shutters to lounge and bedrooms (meaning excellent rest/sleep), great pool, chiringuito 2 minutes away, set on a new paseo between cosmopolitan port and Spanish fishing village (5 minutes level walk to each), long happy hours (4pm-8pm), stylish bars and bistros , great choice of restaurants and bars, no large hotels and no package holidays. Local Golf and Boating. 201 Marina Del Castillo - Ultra segura con vigilancia 24 horas y seguro estacionamiento asignado subterráneo, la ubicación en primera línea de playa, tranquilo persianas, negro fuera a salón y dormitorios (que significa un excelente descanso / sueño), la gran piscina, chiringuito 2 minutos, situado en un nuevo paseo entre el puerto cosmopolita y el pueblo español la pesca (5 minutos a pie de nivel de cada uno), largas horas felices (16:00-20:00), bares y restaurantes con estilo, gran variedad de restaurantes y bares, no hay grandes hoteles y no hay paquetes de vacaciones. Golf Local y canotaje.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely spacious apartment great location
We had a lovely stay, location perfect, right on the beach in between two great chirungitos. Everything we needed in the apartment , only negative thing I would say is that the pool area isn’t very inviting , loungers are very tired and worn looking.
Hi Sam, thanks for the review!
I'm out next week so will look at the loungers and get on to the community, thanks for the feedback.
Brilliant. Excellent apartment. Great pool and beach 2 minutes away. Lovely safe complex. Really nice area with restaurants and bars. Ideal for families. We are coming again next year! Thanks for a fantastic holiday Steve.
So glad you had a great time and enjoyed the apartment and Duquesa Rosie, thanks for your kind review!
I look forward to you joining my band of regular guests.
Beautiful, clean, comfortable apartment.
We (myself, my husband, and 3 teenagers) stayed in this apartment in July 2018.
The apartment was very clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need for your stay.
The rooms were spacious with air conditioning and good quality furnishings. The terrace was roomy with a six seater table and cushioned chairs and overlooks the lovely, very well maintained, pool area. There were plenty of good quality towels including beachtowels. The kitchen was well equipped, including a dishwasher, with a separate utility area with a washing machine. The gated complex was safe and secure and there was never a problem with noise or disturbances. Access is only obtained by key or intercom to the individual apartments or securitydesk. The security and household staff in the complex were friendly and helpful.
The apartment is a very short stroll to the beach, and a beautiful promenade runs, in one direction to a bustling Marina with lots of bars, restaurants, and a nightly market, and in the other direction to a quieter, more traditional, Spanish village also with a market, both within easy walking distance.
Steve, the owner, was very responsive to emails and phone messages and an absolute pleasure to deal with. The arrangements for picking up and dropping off of the keys was very simple and straightforward.
We all enjoyed our holiday there and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Thanks indeed Rosemary for such a lovely comprehensive review! So pleased you enjoyed the apartment & it’s surroundings & I very much hope to welcome you back soon.
spacious, airy, clean and secure for children
We've stayed at this apartment several times now, that should speak for itself! Modern, clean secure apartment and complex. Well within walking distance of several great places to eat - and shop!
Pool area kept very clean. Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment
Thanks for your kind review Jennifer,
Glad you guys had a great time again.
Great property, great location, kids loved pool and beaches!
We all enjoyed our stay in La Duquesa. The appartment was a nice size, well equipped and ideally placed for the pool. We used the pool every day and also visited the beaches in La Duquesa, Sabanillas and Estepona which were all easily accessible.
Steve was very responsive, answering questions before and during our stay which helped things run smoothly!
Overall I would recommend the appartment and the area for a holiday.
Thanks very much for your kind review, i'm so glad you enjoyed the area and the apartment. I look forward welcoming you as a guest in the future and hopefully joining my little band of regulars!
Next time you could head off for the day to the fantastic beaches at Tarifa or vist historic Ronda, all within easy reach - or just relax at the pool!
This apartment is fantastic-very clean, all mod cons, super size balcony with plenty of seating. The pool was super. The beach was literally a 1 minute walk. AMAZING. Will definitely be going back again next year !
Many thanks for your kind review Jane, so glad you guys had an excellent time and loved the apartment. I look forward to looking after you again in the future - returning guests are always welcome, in fact one has just rebooked today for the third year in succession!
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Superb frontline beach position centrally located between the cosmopolitan Port of Duquesa and the very Spanish fishing village of El Castillo. The level promenade walks and apartment are wheelchair friendly. The Spanish town and promenade of Sabinillas is also a short walk away.
The Marina/Port in Duquesa is a delight to browse, wrap round breakwaters provide great views of the port, sea and mountains.
The area provides fresh local food and the port has an eclectic mix of international cuisine with some superb Italian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Indian and Spanish restaurants (I have tried them all, all good some fantastic). There are plenty of takeaway options in the port and nearby if you want a night in front of the TV.
You needn't venture far, but for a change visit Estepona, fifteen minute drive away and sample great food in the town and an excellent Thai in the Estepona port. There are also great restaurants a short drive into the hills above Duquesa and in nearby Soto Grande. There is even a British run fish 'n chip in Duquesa port (Tims’s) and another fish 'n chip takeaway (with restaurant that does Sunday lunch) and restaurant within 5 minutes (Los Hidalgous, next to the two good supermarkets Eroski and Maxi Dai), all the fish is cooked to order at both establishments, which can mean a short wait, but a swift drink from the bars (use the Leisure Lounge opposite Tim's) will make the short wait a pleasure (you can eat at the Leisure Lounges seating in the fresh air).
There is a small supermarket in the port itself and the gift shop/paper shop in the middle of the port also has basics and bakes fresh bread every day including Sundays (you can wait and have it hot if you want, it will still be warm when you get back to the apartment). There are 3 larger supermarkets within easy reach for larger shopping purchases with wines particularly good value.
Duquesa is a real hidden gem; anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with the sea, yachting, boating, great countryside, golf, good food, polo, walking etc. will be well served. With all this cosmopolitan and Spanish ambience on its doorstep, Duquesa is also within easy access of Puerto Banus, Marbella, Gibraltar, Soto Grande and inland jewels like Casares and Rhonda (must see).
Duquesa and the surrounding area is a fantastic place for a relaxing break with good food, good wine, long happy hours in the bars and plenty of places to visit if you want to venture further afield. Take a trip to Gibraltar to see the monkeys or to Tarifa town and beach for an amazing display of kite and windsurfing and fresh fish.
Duquesa is not the typical Spanish holiday destination, it has an upmarket but laid back cosmopolitan feel and there are no package holiday resorts or tour hotels in the area. Visitors come from Spain and all over europe but English is spoken and understood everywhere in Duquesa, you might have to practice your Spanish in Sabillinas, El Castillo or further afield. I like the area so much I have a family apartment here as well and can thoroughly recommend the area from Jerez and Cadiz to the West and Granada to the East, do visit Ronda, it is a long but great day trip. Also try and get to the Tangana Beach Bar at Valdevaquros Tarifa for a real chill out experience.
I look forward to your booking for a truly great holiday experience.