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Val James

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Delightful top floor apartment with fantastic views of mountains and sea.

3 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

West Costa del Sol Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom air conditioned apartment with wifi.

Delightful three bedroom air-conditioned penthouse overlooking a valley with amazing sea and mountain views. Perfect for summer holidays and also winter lets. The apartment has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a cloakroom. There is an open-plan living /dining room and kitchen leading to a spacious sunny terrace. A spiral staircase leads to the master en suite bedroom and smaller balcony.

It is a 15 min walk to a lovely beach and restaurant (the walk back uphill takes about 20min but not recommended for people with walking difficulties). Another 5 minutes along Fuengirola's lovely long promenade to bars, restaurants, shops, internet cafe etc. The bus and train services are nearby and give a very good service.

Fuengirola town reached by foot (about an hour), by the beach train or a few minutes by car.

Benalmadena, another busy resort with it's numerous attractions is a 5 minute drive away.

Wildlife Interest: The apartment overlooks a valley in which a wide variety of birds can be seen. These include Yellow Wagtails, Merlins, Sand Martins, Black Redstart, Whinchats, Rock Buntings, Spotted Flycatcher, Firecrest and many more.

The valley is also a haven for a wide range of plants and butterflies.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Val James (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Val James

We are a retired couple with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. We live in a small village near Wareham in Dorset and spend our holidays in our apartment in Spain whenever we can.

Val James purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Val James chose West Costa del Sol

We always wanted a property near Fuengirola as we have spent several holidays here in the past. We like to walk along the promenade, where there are plenty of restaurants and cafes. We like the long sandy beaches which are kept very clean. We also like to visit the Miramar shopping centre for window shopping, coffee and doughnuts and for our food shopping.

What makes this apartment unique

We particularly like our own property for the beautiful views, the peace and quiet and the local walks.

It is also close enough to walk to the nice sandy beaches, cafes, bars etc.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi val...just to say we are back in gloomy old England...had a fantastic 3 weeks in your apartment...been just lovely...super weather too. Anyway card in the post. All well when we left this morning...and the sun was shining!! Thankyou for all your help prior to our trip certainly helped to make it a great trip. Will certainly recommend your place to others. Best Wishes John and June
Jan 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Delightful top floor apartment with fantastic views of mountains and sea.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Eston, North Yorkshire, England
5

Excellent Apartment In Quiet Location Part Two

  • 5 of 5

Five of us were due to fly out but due to unforeseen circumstances one person had to drop out at the last minute so with the four of us in the apartment there was plenty of room and no queue for bathrooms etc.

A rental car would be useful because of the steep climb up but we did it most days as its quite a pleasant walk (All in our mid 30’s and sort of still fit) so anyone with walking difficulties hire a car.

As for the area we hired mopeds for 3 days and travelled along to Benalmadena (has a lovely marina area), Fuengirola and then up into the hills to a lovely place called Mijas. We also did a walk from the apartment down to the sea front and then walked along to Fuengirola which is quite a long walk so would advise train or motorised tram that is out and about during the day plenty of shops bars and restaurants about the place. Most nights we would walk down to the Calypso bar (I think thats what it was called) which is just past Hotel Gardenia and have a drink there first before asking one of the nice girls in there to call us a taxi either into Fuengirola or Benalmadena for our nights out, as it was not the start of season yet it was still relatively quiet so we had time to try out a few good restaurants and bars and had no waiting for tables etc and the bar owners with not been over busy yet were happy to sit and talk even giving us samples of their menus that they were preparing for the new season, I think it was the chef in our party quizzing them on what they use so you might not get to taste as much as we did.

All in all a very pleasant and relaxing holiday was had and would recommend it to anyone and will most likely use again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in our apartment as we value our own holidays. We do our best to give advice as to the suitability of the apartment for particular guests and information on the local area etc. We would normally recommend renting a car and can recommend some rental companies based at Malaga airport. However, we have had quite a few guests who have managed without one as some people prefer not to drive on holiday.
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Eston, North Yorkshire, England
5

Excellent Apartment In Quiet Location Part One

  • 5 of 5

We rented the apartment the first week in June just before the season starts while it’s still nice and quiet the busiest day at the beach was the Sunday when all the Spaniards go out to top up the tan.

Getting there from the airport cost around 45 Euros but unfortunately for us we picked a taxi driver who spoke no English so he spent quite a while lost in Torreblanca looking for a local taxi driver to get directions, it’s actually not a hard place to find but if you don’t speak the lingo things can get tricky trying to instruct the taxi driver where to go. On getting back to the airport it was around 40 Euros, so in my opinion you would be better off hiring a car to get there and back plus you have the use of it for the rest of the week and once at the apartment you have a key to the car park to park it up. I understand the owner will supply directions in Spanish from now on which will make it easier if going by taxi.

The apartment lies within the hills of Torreblanca quite high up so walking is a bit of a hike, it’s in a very quiet location and was a joy to walk into compared to a pokey hotel room. There is toilet on the right as you walk in the front door, next room is a twin bedroom which is a decent size and has plenty of wardrobe space for clothes, next room is the bathroom with toilet followed by another twin bedroom which is slightly smaller than the first. You then enter the open plan living room/ dining room. It has all the mod cons washer, cooker, fridge and microwave etc., everything you need possible to be self catering. Upstairs is the master bedroom which is very large and could fit travel cots in if taking the children; it is also ensuite and has its own terrace which is smaller than the main one but just as pleasant.

The apartment has air conditioning in the living room and a portable unit that was in the master bedroom which kept the place cool no problems. The terrace from the living room was spacious and has a nice view of the mountains around Torreblanca again very quiet and relaxing and very private if you just want to spend your day sunbathing, both walls on the terraces are high so they are safe for children to be outside. Everything within the apartment is 10 out of 10 and I couldn’t grumble about a single thing. There was a pool at the apartment block but it was not in use for our visit but I believe it will be back in use in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to receive this excellent review of our apartment and detailed description of our guests' holiday in the area. We can arrange airport transfer which is a bit cheaper than taxis and the driver knows the way ! Following advice from our guest we will also be providing directions in Spanish as well as English along with maps of the local area.
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Dordogne, France
5

Thank you

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at your apartment. Everything went according to plan and a lovely Birthday celebration for my Father. As a bonus it was also sunny and warm.

My Brother (as a birdwatcher) was thrilled with the apartment location and has listed some of the birds he spotted. If you like I could send you some information, it might be an additional item for your web pages. Best wishes

Sue

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Torreblanca
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Carvajal
Car: recommended

Fuengirola is a busy town with many attractions. The wide sandy beaches are extensive with a lovely long promenade and beach side cafes. There are many shops, banks, bars, cafes and international restaurants and lively night-life. There is also a very popular market, an aquapark and a large zoo.

IiFuengirola castle is well worth a visit.

Benalmadena has one of the best marinas in the world with a variety of shops and restaurants. The wide sandy beaches and promenade continue to Torremolinos and there are many beach side cafes, gift shops and restaurants along the way. La Paloma park is very popular. It has a large lake and fountain with a variety of animals roaming freely - chickens, rabbits, ducks peacocks etc.

Tivoli world has many amusements, inculding shows, rides,exhibitions, and cable car up to wildlife centre. Selwo Marina in Benalmadena covers a large site with various well-presented shows and exhibition areas featuring dolphins, penguins and more.

Other Activities: Bird watching, walking, mountain biking

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Rates & Availability

Fuengirola Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$556
$1,963
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$393
$1,047
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$327
$779
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$360
$982
 
 
Mid season 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$491
$1,701
 
 
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$589
$2,094
 
 
Late summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$491
$1,701
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 26 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$360
$883
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131

Travel Insurance: You are required to have appropriate travel insurance to cover you and your party for any loss or damage during your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Costa del Sol Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite to the upstairs master bedroom. Bathroom 2 is situated between the 2 smaller bedrooms. There is also a cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is very large with an ensuite bathroom and a small terrace overlooking the mountains. It is tastefully furnished with a wardrobe, bedside tables and cupboards with some children's toys
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, kettle, iron, ironing board etc. Childs's booster / highchair

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