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Luxury Duplex Penthouse in Rio Real Marbella

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,270 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 bathroom penthouse sleeps 6. Amazing roof terrace with 360 views

Enjoy the best of both worlds at this stunning apartment. Its quietly positioned away from the hustle and bustle, yet is only moments by car from the centre of Marbella. Relax on the amazing roof terrace with views all round to the hills, mountains and sea. Ideal for family life or a romantic evening watching the beautiful sunset over the sea with Africa and Gibraltar visible in the distance. For the active holiday Rio Real golf course is right next door, or more golf courses to choose from within a very short distance. For the very active its a great hike up the mountains behind. With a wide variety of other sports to choose from and miles of beautiful beaches to enjoy you're spoilt for choices. There's plenty of places to visit, whether for culture such as the Alhambra Palace in Granada or the essential Andalucia discovering the famous white villages. Children are well catered for with Adventure and Safari parks, plus a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants in Marbella.

Local Area: Marbella began as a small Andalucian fishing village and has grown into an exciting holiday destination with a unique mix of traditional Spain and International renown. Visit the Casco Antiguo (Old Town)- A labyrinth of narrow streets and tiny squares surround the Plazo los Naranjos. Wander down the Paseo Maritimo full of shaded benches and lush greenery with stautes by Salvado Dali. Or just relax, sunbathe and enjoy the fabulous scenery from the comfort of the roof terrace. The area has an average of 320 days sunshine and a great outdoor lifestyle with a wide range of activities. A holiday here can be as busy and exciting as you wish, or maybe you want to just enjoy the peace and quiet, thats the beauty of the apartment, it really is the best of both worlds.

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Hazel Wells
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Hazel Wells

I first visited mainland Spain in December 2002 when the apartment was little more than a building site. As soon as I climbed onto what is now the roof terrace I fell in love with the view and the rest is history. We've spent many a lovely holiday here together with friends and family and discovered how beautiful this part of Spain is. We wish you a wonderful holiday in this very special place.

Hazel Wells purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Hazel Wells chose West Costa del Sol

We were looking for a holiday home which would also be a place we could enjoy the winter sun. Marbella has it's own unique climate being positioned in Southern Spain protected by the Mountains. Its not unusual to find us swimming in the sea in November (though it has to be said you do not see any Spanish swimming at this time!)

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the roof terrace are amazing, you can lie back on the hammock and watch all different kinds of birds fly past, enjoy romantic dinners under the stars or enjoy a BBQ with the family. The location here means you can enjoy the peace and quiet, wonderful beaches and the buzz of Marbella. A holiday here can be as busy and exciting as you wish, or maybe you just want to enjoy the peace and quiet, that's the beauty of the apartment, it really is the best of both worlds.


Marbella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Bathrooms have underfloor heating
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The rooms are spacious light and airy. Space for cot in downstairs bedrooms. If staying for 2 weeks or more linen changed weekly. Downstairs bedrooms have sliding doors onto their terrace Master bedroom is ensuite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Secure gated residential complex with video entry phone, electric shutters, underground parking for 2 vehicles. Access to the apartment via a lift (or stairs). Double glazing, air conditioning/central heating, plus log fire in lounge. Cream marble floors with underfloor heating in bathrooms. Music system. Inside the property is non smoking, though smoking is allowed on the roof terrace. Outside: The biggest terrace ever 360 views of the mountains, hills and sea. Covered area with 6 chairs and table for al fresco dining. Built in barbecue, Double Hammock plus sun loungers provided.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxury Duplex Penthouse in Rio Real Marbella
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful penthouse apartment with fabulous views this is! Great views of mountains, olive groves and the sea with birds flying around our ears. Clearly somebody's private home rather than a pure rental property, we found everything that we might need easily to hand.

It has a massive terrace where we could sunbath at any time during the day and was equally comfortable after sunset with a big fireplace, comfy leather sofas and a good TV (we brought films with us on DVDs and USB sticks).

We did need the car, as the owner advised us, as the main shops are 5-10 minutes drive away and the same for restaurants etc. This suited us as we wanted the peace and quiet and we loved our stay. We visited restaurants from Estapona to Benahavis to Coin and enjoyed them all.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great in every way

  • 5 of 5

Hazel and Janet made staying at the villa so easy. We cannot thank them enough for our great stay!

Villa was a good size and the rooftop is perfect for evening dinners!

You won't be disappointed


  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Property Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment during Autumn Half Term. Our party comprises myself and husband in our 50's, our son who is 11 and my father who is 87 - so we span a large age range and everyone was delighted with the accommodation and the location. The apartment is spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained with all the facilities and appliances you could wish for. The terrace is just magnificent and the underground car parking is really useful especially on hot days!!

We are very familiar with the area which has lots of good restaurants and attractions within reasonably driving distance.

Hazel the owner is a lovely, friendly person who is very helpful. Unfortunately because of the time of year the swimming pool was not open so we had to make alternative arrangements but Hazel the owner had forewarned us of this. Hazel had also advised us that a car was pretty essential which was good advice as the apartment is located a few minutes drive from sea/shopping etc.

I would certainly recommend the apartment for couples and families.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bristol, UK

A Welcome Late Summer Break

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was a recommendation and we were certainly not disappointed with what we found. The accommodation was extremely spacious and well appointed spread over two floors with a bathroom on each floor and terraces leading off each floor where sun or shade could be found at different times of the day. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining area could be useful on cooler evenings although we always ate outside.

The most spectacular of the terraces was the very spacious roof terrace where we enjoyed far reaching views from the sea to the mountains, enabling us to enjoy sunshine from sunrise to sunset,t but with some welcome shade at midday under the canopy. One of our favourite spectator sports was watching from the roof terrace the kite surfing at Palm beach where there is also an excellent bar/restaurant.

The apartment benefits from a communal swimming pool and adjoining children's pool set in landscaped gardens, and for golfers Rio Real is just up the road, as is La Canada supermarket and shopping complex where you can buy just about anything.

Marbella, which is only 10 minutes or so away, by car, is worth exploring with lots of places to shop and eat and for those who enjoy history and heritage the Old Town is a must. Ronda and Mijas are also within easy reach by car and well worth a visit.

An excellent apartment, thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK

New Year in Rio Real 2010

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent a week in the apartment with two kids (age 2 and 5). In summary it's a great space, homely, well maintained, an easy drive to everything you want and with a fantastic roof terrace to suite all occasions.

Space - it is the roof terrace than makes this apartment. Even in Jan the weather was warm enough on a couple of days for a late breakfast using the large table available. Best of all its safe and large enough for the kids to run around and play whilst the adults eat, drink and put the world to rights. The view of the mountains and sea are spectacular. There is a BBQ which we didn't use as the nights were too cold, but looks like the perfect way to spend the evening in the warmer months.

Inside there is everything you need. There was nothing we needed that was not provided. The kitchen is big enough to have its own table so you can watch and chat whilst cooking. The living area is comfortable with stereo, TV and DVD. There is no English TV channels (which we liked as it forced us to watch and learn more Spanish)

Once the excitement of the day is over the very large bed in the master is the perfect resting place. The 2nd twin room is on the same floor as the master bedroom. The 3rd twin is up with the kitchen and dinning room. This makes it perfect if there is a mixed group. With bathrooms on both floors there is no issue with access. You will need to watch small children on the stairway.

Location - 5 min drive to the beach which in season has various eating and drinking options. For the kids Funny Beach is a 10 minute drive with go-carts, trampolines and a range of games machines as well as a nice and covered restaurant and bar. Marbella is very easy to get to as well as a fantastic and large shopping mall La Canada, which also has 10 pin bowling, kids soft pay area lots of food options and even a cinema if your Spanish is up to it. Basically what ever you need you can find within a 25 min drive radius. Golf club bar and beach are walkable within 20 mins.

Being Jan we didn't use the complex pool, but it looks lovely and there is a separate little kids pool. The grounds are well maintained and well landscaped. Underground parking is practical and safe.

We loved our time there and are already planning a return to the apartment in June. Thanks Hazel for making our trip that much better. Nick and Rachel.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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London UK

Peaceful and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this appartment for an autumn break in October. I wish I had stayed for a fortnight! The weather was lovely, 25 degrees and the sea was warm!

The directions were first class. No problems getting there. The appartment is beautiful. Clean and spacious. It is well appointed and equipped and has the feel of a 'Home'. Beds and sofas were very comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped; I especially enjoyed using the spanish cazulas and the collection of cook-books with spanish and seafood themes was a real bonus.

The lounge is lovely and light. We didnt use the TV or DVD but the sound system was brilliant - I was able to plug in my MP3 player and listen to my music in the kitchen next door whilst cooking! We also benefited from the small library of books for both local reference and relaxation.

Leaving the best til last, the huge terrace was fantastic. We spent most of our time outside on the terrace and could always find a spot with sunshine and a spot with shade. At night I was able to sit out under the pagoda very comfortably with a bottle of Rioja and listen to the cicadas with the fairy lights twinkling. The views through 360 degrees were terrific and it was perfect for bird-watching.

The situation is very peaceful, but I found I could drive to the main shops in Marbella in 5 minutes and the beach in less, although I do think a car is necessary here with no shops nearby. The local beach at Rio Real was fine but we prefered Palm Beach half a mile east - very family friendly and a smashing beach-restaurant and bar. Nice people.

We went to the market at Puerto Banus on the Saturday. PB was not my thing but the market was fun. We enjoyed eating at El Capitanos and at Red in Marbella. The huge supermarket at La Canada served all our food and drink needs and more besides and at a good price. Brilliant fish counter and wine section!

Enjoying the beach and the terrace so much we didnt travel far afield. Maybe next time.

We really relaxed over the 5 days and will definately be back.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Rio Real
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rio Real
Car: necessary

From the Airport the easiest route is to use the toll road taking the 1st exit for Marbella and then just follow back on the coast rd until you reach 'Torre Real' alternatively you can follow the N340. La Canada is just 5 minutes drive from the apartment and has over 100 shops including a hypermarket. Marbella town is equally a very short drive, with Puerto Banus about 15 mins. The nearest beach is a 2 minute drive or 15 mins walk, plus plenty of chiringuitos (beach bar) to choose from, along the miles of sandy beaches, whether you'd like a simply cooked fish lunch or to go to one of the glamorous destinations. Plenty of places to visit including Ronda, with its stunning gorge, is an hour away, and Gibraltar doesn't take much longer. Granada with its most beautiful Alhambra Palace is just over 2 hrs away (though you do need a pre purchased timed ticket for the main part).

Please note the swimming pool is unheated and open from 1st June until 30th September. There are nearby hotels and municipal pools which are available outside of these dates.


Rates & Availability

Marbella Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking with the full balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. A refundable security deposit of £250 is also required at this time.
Fold away beds, cots, high chairs are available to hire from our agents. Rental rates available on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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