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Ground floor apartment in Reserva del Higueron with beach access

Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
  • Apartment861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

2 bed 2 bath sleeps 5 overlooking gardens patio and pool.

Superb location near the village of Benalmadena Pueblo ,and with direct road access to a magnificent safe sandy beach.Beautiful ground floor apartment with terrace overlooking a large pool. Stunning sea & mountain views from the complex, which is a safe gated community. Secure basement parking & a lift up to the apartment level. All the attractions of Benalmadena Marina, Mijas Pueblo or Fuengirola are a short drive or taxi ride away. Ideal for families or golfers with many courses a short drive away. Two good sized bedrooms with en suite to the master bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen with washing machine & dishwasher. Hot & cold air conditioning to make the most of the weather all year round. On site leisure centre with a 25 metre indoor pool, treatment rooms sauna, solarium (local charges payable for use of leisure centre). Tennis courts plus Spanish style paddle tennis also available (local charges). Supermarket,beach,restaurants and bars all on an hourly miniature train circuit. Restaurants include an excellent Indian restaurant ,tea rooms, a Spanish style bar with everything from tapas to full English breakfast and the leisure centre with a good range of snacks and menu del dia

The external views show our terrace conveniently situated a few steps from the enormous pool. We have a large area outside with our own sun loungers and if you are too hot a few steps takes you to the pool. The internal view of the lounge shows the patio doors which lead directly to our sun terrace. Most guests comment on how convenient it is to have a ground floor apartment so they can have direct access to the pool without going up and down lifts. Many golf courses are within easy reach and we can supply details of how to pre book courses at discount prices if required. Changeover dates can be flexible to make best use of budget airline flights. Short breaks can be considered. If you have a late availability flight please contact us for a late availability price. Many attractions are within a few minutes drive . Buses and taxis are available and although car hire is recommended the opening of train transport down to the beach and up to the shops/restaurants means a car is not essential. We also have someone available to do airport transfers cheaper than taxi prices. They are also willing to take you shopping and sightseeing so this could suit guests who do not wish to hire a car.

Wireless broadband is available as an optional extra to help keep down those nasty roaming charges by skyping home

The leisure centre has a fantastic range of facilities including spa, gym, tennis and Spanish paddle tennis courts (local charges payable). The Spanish regional paddle tennis championships are held here in August. If you are not feeling so energetic, there is a bar restaurant overlooking the courts where you can have a snack or buffet meal watching the tennis.

The road for walking or driving to Carvajal beach is now fully open and it also links directly to Carvajal station where you can catch a train to Fuengirola ,Malaga city or anywhere en route

We have got around the Spanish itv/BBC switch off by installing cable tv and now provide all the English channels plus Spanish and Scandinavian channels


Wyn Griffiths

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • guest Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • 1 double, 1 twin


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • en suite bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • guest bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Guest bathroom has recently been completely retiled with a large new shower enclosure

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean


            • Family
            • Holiday Resort


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Elevator
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Bu ray player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable tv with all uk channels plus sky movies/sports Scandinavian and Spanish channels
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  A number of DVDs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Garden terrace
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Patio
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              the outdoor pool is just below our terrace and open all year
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              available in the spa for extra charge
                                            • Indoor Hot Tub
                                            • Indoor Pool
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              an indoor heated pool is available within the leisure centre for 9 euros daily ideal for the cooler weather!
                                            • Sauna
                                              available in the spa for extra charge
                                            • Spa Whirlpool


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • There is direct road access to a magnificent sandy beach.,and there is now a miniature train sevice hourly down to the beach and up to the shops /restaurants making a car no longer essential. If you do not wish to hire a car we can also arrange airport transfers and transport to shops/sightseeing at reasonable rates. We have installed cable and have a wide range of uk channels available,plus sky sports/ movies Spanish and Scandinavian channels. The internet access is in the leisure centre bar cafe where if you have a wi fi enabled laptop or smart phone you can access emails etc For an optional charge of £10 a week unlimited wireless broadband is available in the apartment The apartment itself is suitable for elderly guests and the train now makes it possible to holiday without a car Smoking outside please. Please note that any facilities provided by external agencies such as tennis ,pools,miniature train etc are out of our control and could be out of action for maintenance

                                                                  38 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  In a nut shell, clean, well equiped and would stay here again.

                                                                  Peter s.

                                                                  Rather than repeat what others have said, I will try to reflect on other items not mentioned yet. Some for older persons and some for teenagers! All the positive feedback is spot on. You can do without a car, However the underground car park is a wonderful way to keep you car secure and cool. The train from the airport arrives at the bottom of the hill to be met by the land train about 20 mins past the hour. My mum is 77 and she managed without the need for a transfer taxi from the airport (much cheaper). The trains up and down the coast every 20 mins but the land train does stop running up the hill from the beach at 18:20. There is a local taxi which can bring you up after that.

                                                                  Buses are great; you can download an app for train and bus services. There is a bus service at the top of the hill which will take you to mijas in one direction and in the other Torremolinos (via benalmadena top end and breach, great for cable car and market on a Friday or getting to the sea front or marina). (You can even use this bus to get to the Aqualand water park). At the bottom of the hill you can get two busses to fuengirola (the red one takes you to a massive shopping complex fuengirola Miramar (kids amusements on the roof and a cinema which shows film in English).Just across the river from the shopping centre is a great 18 hole pitch and put golf course run by a nice English lady with a bar under the trees. Or you can get the blue service bus into fuengirola round the corner from the train station (spoilt for choice). Fuengirola is all on the flat and a great place to visit night or day.

                                                                  In the opposite direction Benalmadena, Torremolinos along the coast. Coming back into Carvajal get off the bus cross the road 2 mins you are on the sea front to meet the land train to take you back up to the villa (outside the door).

                                                                  Next door to the villa the sports complex is amazing! We played Padel Tennis, be sure to book it at 21.00 just as the sun is going down. Highly recommended. The great house keepers (lovely lady) recommended a local private taxi which we also used at a good rate to go to selwo marina to see the dolphins and tropical birds. Hope this helps you to find a great place to enjoy your holiday as we did. In a nut shell, clean, well equiped and would stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for the excellent review. It was good to see all the things that can be done without a car as normally we hire a car and don't use buses

                                                                  I might try the pitch and putt myself but the padel tennis sounds too energetic

                                                                  Pleased you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for looking after our apartment

                                                                  Wyn and Anne

                                                                  The apartment was ok. A bit dated but clean and spacious. The air conditioning was a god send.

                                                                  joan c.

                                                                  We were dissapointed with the terrace, which was too enclosed for us. Surrounded by shrubs and sparse grassy area, with a restricted view of the pool. The pool area was fabulous. The location was very steep being half way up s mountain, this was not made clear in the advert about the apartment. The road train was not running and hadn't been for 2 months. We weren't warned about this and couldn't venture out without a taxi, which we hadn't budgeted for on a daily basis. There was no local shop so to shop, a taxi was a must. The local area was nice and old Benalmedena pueblo was stunning. I would not return, to much hard work to get out and about!! Not suitable for disabled people.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I am sorry you were not able to use the train during your stay. Unfortunately it is out of my control and I have been informed that it wil be fixed soon.

                                                                  I do state on the website that car hire is recommended.

                                                                  The gardeners have now cut down the hedge so there is a better view of the pool

                                                                  We run an annual maintenance programme and since you left we have replaced the suite in the lounge with a brand new Italian leather suite which wil be seen on the website. We have also replaced the old fridge with a brand new Bosch fridge freezer .

                                                                  The cable TV and internet have also been upgraded so most channels are now hd and the internet speed is 300 meg.

                                                                  I have informed our property managers about your positive comments on the cleanliness of the apartment

                                                                  Lovely place, would recommend this clean & well equipped apartment on quiet complex

                                                                  Kirsten E.

                                                                  Very much enjoyed our family holiday in this apartment (4 adults & 13 year old). A few problems initially (fridge freezer not maintaining temp, no extra bed to sleep 5th family member) were quickly addressed.

                                                                  Well equipped kitchen with everything needed to make your stay easier, incl. dishwasher & washing machine. We cooked most nights, a bit frustrating that every time the extractor fan or oven were put on the electricity tripped, but no huge issue.

                                                                  Lovely bathrooms with great showers.

                                                                  Two very large bedrooms with a lot of storage space. We did find the double bed very uncomfortable and unfortunately my husband was unable to have a decent sleep on it, we ended up putting the mattress from the travel cot on top of the bed mattress around the hip / lower back area in the hope of making it a little better.

                                                                  Dining & living area was great, but we rarely used it as we tended to either sit / eat outside as the weather was so good.

                                                                  Lovely small garden and decking overlooking the pool, perfect for relaxing in away from the pool or eating meals around the outside dining table. Four loungers supplied for use, so, like several other families from the complex, we took them to the poolside as although the gardens overlook the pool and have either a gate to the path leading to the pool or steps directly down to it (this apartment has a gate onto the path) it's a little too far away from the pool for families like us whose children like to swim & play in the pool as we wouldn't be able to supervise or join in. This didn't cause any problems and although several other families did the same the pool area was never overly busy - quite often we were the only ones there until midday.

                                                                  Benalmadena/ Fuengirola are huge, extremely busy resorts but this complex is away from the hubbub. 15 minute drive to Benalmadena marina etc., 5 - 10 mins drive to the Pueblo which is a lovely example of an old town. We visited, by chance, on the evening that a big celebration was being held with lots of traditional music & costumes to enjoy. Well placed for visits to other places including Ronda or Puerto Banus as the complex is only minutes away from the motorway.

                                                                  Very disappointed that the 'train' that is meant to run up & down the hill was broken and didn't run throughout the time we were there. Nothing to do with the apartment, but it did mean that my less mobile parents were reliant on us to transport them anywhere nearby so we had to use the car more often.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your positive comments.

                                                                  I am pleased that our property managers were able to change the fridge for you so it did not cause too much inconvenience.

                                                                  Unfortunately the train is out of our control but we have been informed it will be working again soon.

                                                                  We have been continuing our annual maintenance programme since you left and we now have a beautiful Italian leather suite in the lounge area. The cable TV has also been upgraded so most channels are now in hd and the internet speed is 300 meg fibre optic.

                                                                  First Class

                                                                  George L.

                                                                  This is an excellent property, very roomy, Clean, with 2 very large bedrooms, whole apartment has air conditioning and wifi, apartment is set in beautiful garden surroundings and the Pool is absolutely fabulous(four sun beds provided) and only a 30 meter walk, there is a free train service up to the shops and down to the beach,you also have the Spa only 200 meters away for those fitness fanatics, we just had wine in the spa bar ( only 2 euros a glass). I would thoroughly recommend this apartment, we enjoyed it so much we are going back in Sept. rate this appt 6 out of 5.

                                                                  Everything you could need for a relaxing holiday

                                                                  Julie A.

                                                                  The apartment is equipped with everything you could need. The train that runs between the commercial centre and the beach makes getting around very easy and the close proximity to the train station makes exploring easy too.

                                                                  Perfect for family

                                                                  Chris S.Accrington

                                                                  Great location,I'd recommend hiring a car but it's certainly not essential. Apartment is clean & tidy and it's ground floor plot is perfect for the large pool. 15min walk downhill to the beach,it is the ideal place for my family. We loved it.


                                                                  Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

                                                                  Minutes away from the Spanish villages of Benalmadena Pueblo And Mijas Pueblo directly off exit 217 of the autovia a short drive or taxi ride from Malaga airport. Peacefully situated in the mountains but still with easy access to a sandy beach down a newly built road.Now with a train service hourly from the beach to the hotel and shops so a car is not absolutely necessary. Golf: We can help golfers by recommending courses we have personally played. Our favourite course for a leisurely game on a picturesque course where you can drive your sat nav buggy right up to your ball is Mijas Los Olivios. We can also recommend the clubhouse restaurant.Try Alhaurin for stunning views and a challenging course. Torrequebrada is one of the nearest courses and is a magnificent well established championship course. Another favourite of ours is Guadlahorce near Malaga which has a large Spanish membership and a beautiful old clubhouse.La Cala is a well known course in the mountains and I would always recommend a buggy here . The Spanish are starting to realise that many people like a good offer and many such as Mijas offer twilight packages at a healthy discount. All the courses mentioned are within easy reach as well as numerous others. Please contact us for further information

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