About the property
- Apartment1184 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom 2 bathroom sleep 6
Well equipped apartment with full sea views from balcony and master bedroom. Fully fitted kitchen on security patrolled site. 2 Outdoor pools, (indoor heated pool. Gym, sauna, Jacuzzi ** pay to use) beauty salon and children's club in season. Situated between Marbella & Fuengirola on bus route. Bars and restaurants on site and many more within 10 minutes walk. An ideal base to visit many attractions on the Costa del Sol. Airport transfers can be arranged if required. We can also supply welcome packs with essensial groceries if you are arriving late. Local trips are available from reception. Try a visit to Gibraltar, An historic island where you can get your duty free drinks and tobacco at very cheap prices. Dont exceed your limit as you will face the extra duty plus a fine. There is a water park at Fuegirola about 10 minutes on the bus, an ideal attraction for children and adults alilke or Tivoli world theme park at Benalmadena, a 15 minute taxi ride away. You can do as little or as much as you want. Wi Fi is available in the apartment if required, please state. This apartment was refurbished in 2014 and has been furnished to a high standard.
The law in Spain changed in 2017, guests must now complete a booking form, passport copies must be supplied to the police and a check in form completed and signed by all guests over 16 years old. I have arrangements in place to do all this for you. Private apartments must be registered with the local town hall for rental and given a registration number. The penalties for not doing this are enormous so make sure you rent a registered apartment. Forms and information will be sent if you make a booking, these must be returned to me ( except the check in form, this must be taken to Spain and sent to the police within 48 hours of arrival). My management company will do this for you.
IF YOU CANT FIND AVAILABILITY FOR THE DATES YOU REQUIRE PLEASE CONTACT ME AS I HAVE ACCESS TO VARIOUS APARTMENTS WITHIN THE CALAHONDA AREA. This apartment is on a community complex which is managed by Macdonald hotel group. If you would like to find more information on the site you can visit www.macdonald resorts and select Dona Lola.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About Allan Harwood
We purchased this property with the intention of retiring to Spain, we still hope to do this but as family commitments have changed this has been delayed. we had numerous request to rent the property for holidays so we decided to do this as an empty property is more likely to deteriorate than an occupied one. This has worked well as it is regularly used and aired and the management company keep us informed of any work to be done to keep it in good condition.
Allan Harwood purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Allan Harwood chose Sitio de Calahonda
we also own timeshare on Dona Lola site, we had been there many times when we saw this apartment for sale, as we love the area so much we saw it as a great chance for our retirement plans and purchased it with this in mind. If my apartment is booked please contact me as I can book apartments through Macdonald Hotels with my time share.
What makes this Apartment unique
The resort is family orientated and welcomes children, with this in mind we have tried to make the apartment as child friendly as possible. on the negative side there are no lifts in the apartment blocks and this apartment is on the 3rd floor. we have tried to compensate by supplying a travel cot, high chair and also a pushchair to avoid the hassle at the airport. The small bedroom is decorated to appeal to children and the kitchen has been designed with safety in mind by building the oven in at a height they hopefully cant reach. The balcony is fitted with glass curtains and footholds covered to avoid climbing over the balcony wall. It is difficult to cater for every situation so it is still important to assess risks yourself and keep them to a minimum. any further suggestions would be appreciated in your feedback.
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Exactly what we needed!!!
Great position on resort and with all the home comforts you could need!
We have used this apartment many times before and we will be again.
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you as a guest. best regards Allan.
superb location. good size. well equipped
Very enjoyable. Only one problem and that was amount of towels issued on arrival. Everything else superb
A very spacious and well equipped apartment ideally situated for all amenities. One or two negatives, which were quickly resolved but this was nothing to do with the owner but the letting agent. After booking, the owner was extremely helpful in answering any queries and giving useful information. We would definitely book again and recommend to others.
Home away from home
Great apartment, will be coming back again next year
Home from home
A lovely apartment with all you could need, clean , easy access to all amenities. Lovely location. Highly recommended and would deffinatly return for a third time !!
Clean tidy apartment nice complex
Our ten day stay in August was superb.
The apartment was tidy and clean.
Caribsol were helpful when picking up the keys.
The Donalola club had plenty to do and as expected being the school holidays was very busy.
Bars and restaraunts were good and were only slightly more expensive than the uk.
Only thing to watch is the drinks at the pool bar fluctuated in price which was strange and getting a sun bed was sometimes hard.
Would definitely return to this complex and apartment
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Dona Lola. It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to having you as a future guest in my apartment.
Calahonda is an urbanisation which was originally founded by an Englishman and remains very English. It is like a home from home for most Britains visiting Spain. However you dont have to travel far to get a taste of real Spain. A short trip to the white village of Mijas which is available at reception will give you a taste of how they were built in the mountains with narrow streets to keep the sun out of the windows. Or try a visit to Marbella old town and enjoy a meal and drink in orange square. There is a nudist beach at Cabapino if you want to get back to nature. This can be reached on the bus, about 10 minutes journey but you can walk along the beach in about 15 minutes. There are 3 other sister resorts which you can visit and use the facilities. Leila Playa is within walking distance along the beach or road towards Marbella, La Ermita at Mijas village and Villacana at Estapona. There are numerous bars and restaurants within walking distance & a well stocked mini market on site
Other Activities: If you are prepared to travel a bit you can visit the Siera Nevada ski resort.
Golf: Golf and the Costa Del Sol are like peaches and cream, you cant have one without the other. Macdonald hotels have a dedicated golfing representative who can organise anything you require in the golf department. Just ask at reception, you will find them friendly and helpful on most activities in the area and they speak excellent English plus some other languages.
Ski: The Sierra Nevada mountains are famed for skiing. there are organised trips in the area, enquire at reception. Infinity Rentals manage the apartment and they will carry out any necessary action or repairs. Their office is on the Dona Lola site and occupies the same office as Solo Casa next to Da Vinci restaurant. There is an excellent Mini Market on site which can be seen from the kitchen window, Andy & Tina who own it are a wealth of information and will help whenever they can.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A deposit of £100.00 is required on booking, plus £100.00 damage deposit. refundable on return if no damage caused. (This will be confirmed by the management company.) The balance to be paid 4 weeks before occupation. Please note........ IF THE DATES YOU REQUIRE ARE SHOWN AS UNAVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT ME AS I HAVE ACCESS TO VARIOUS PROPERTIES IN AND AROUND THE CALAHONDA AREA. I WILL TRY TO FIND YO