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Andy Loftus

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Superb, beachfront apartment with WiFi, UKTV + large balcony overlooking the sea

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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West Costa del Sol Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Modern 1st floor apartment with sea views, minutes from the beach and Marina

Marina Bay is a highly prestigious apartment complex overlooking and with direct access to the child friendly Cristo Beach. The apartment has a large South facing balcony overlooking the beach benefiting from all day sun and providing breathtaking views of the sea, Gibraltar, North Africa and the coastal sunsets. It is extremely spacious and has recently been refurnished throughout to an exceedingly high standard (rated 5 star by previous guests). The apartment is extremely well equipped & has a fully fitted kitchen with oven and ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer, washing machine/dryer & dish-washer. Air conditioning, sun screens and ceiling fans are fitted to keep you cool even on the hottest days and heating for winter stays is also provided at no extra cost. Estepona Marina with its traditional tapas bars and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk away and the lovely white walled town is also on the doorstep. A truly wonderful apartment in a wonderful location!

Gibraltar: Only 35 minutes drive from Estepona (and on the local bus route), Gibraltar is a sunny VAT-free haven where you can find duty free bargains from electronic equipment & jewellery to leather & perfumes & haggling is encouraged! Make sure you don't miss the spectacular natural caverns of St. Michael's Caves or visit the Ape's Den, home to some of Gibraltar's famous Barbary Apes, the only free-to-roam primates in Europe. Watch out for monkey business as they can be mischievous and have been known to pick the occasional pocket looking for treats. The Dlophin Trip from the Marina is an excellent day out and very rarely are dolphins not seen.

Puerto Banus & Laguna Village: Puerto Banus is only 20 minutes drive away. It has a large number of designer stores including Versace and Armani. Perfect for millionaire spotting and you may also see a famous face or two in the marina as a number of Hollywood stars have summer homes there.

Laguna Village is a stunning high class shopping experience just 10 minutes drive away. Whether spending an extravagant day at the beach club, shopping in the designer stores or spending time in the luxurious bars and restaurants then Laguna Village is the ideal place.

Selwo Safari Park : Only 20 minutes drive away and on the public transport route, Selwo is ideal for the perfect family day out. The park is based on an African safari park and houses 2000 animals from giraffes to panthers in semi-wild conditions. Like Jurassic Park, large open sided lorries drive you through the various animal enclosures and up into the hills above Estepona. There are elephants, bears, hippos and so much more to see. In the summer, cover up as it can get very hot and there is not much shelter.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Andy Loftus (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Andy Loftus

We have been holidaying in Estepona since 1992 and in 2009 we were lucky enough to be able to leave Manchester and spend more time in Spain. We have been letting guests stay in our apartments for over 10 years and like to think that we now know how to make our guests holidays a special experience; from the simple booking process, to providing detailed directions to the apartment, to the standard of the 'finish' of the apartments and the quality of the complementary welcome pack that we provide. It sounds easy but getting the little details just right is often the making of a stress free holiday.

Andy Loftus purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Andy Loftus chose West Costa del Sol

This apartment is ideally situated a short walk from both the Marina (250m) and the lovely Cristo Beach (50m). It is furnished in a modern but still comfortable style and is equipped to a high standard. With air-conditioning (and winter heating), two pools and a stunning, spacious beach-facing balcony, you would struggle to find a better place to stay in Estepona.

What makes this apartment unique

An amazing position to watch the gorgeous sun-sets from the large balcony - just a perfect end to any day!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guestbook comment: Amazing mini-break in Estepona, very relaxed although a bit windy city for the first couple of days! Fantastic views from the apartment, suspect DVD's, bet very enjoyable.

*Note: Once reported the damaged DVD's were replaced.
Feb 2009
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Superb, beachfront apartment with WiFi, UKTV + large balcony overlooking the sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 55 reviews
Manchester, UK

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Estepona. The apartment was the best self-catering accommodation we have stayed in. It was so much bigger than most 2 bedroomed apartments so that we could all have our own space. It was really well equipped (no need to buy oil, salt, sugar or other basics - they were all provided) and comfortably furnished - more like a home than a holiday let. The view from the balcony was superb. We didn't bother going out most evenings, just sat on the balcony watching the sun set over the sea. The location is also excellent - just 2 minutes walk from the lovely Cristo beach in one direction and the marina in the other. It's also a short walk beside the beach to the town. Our 5 and 8 year olds managed it easily (especially with plenty of playgrounds and gym equipment to use along the way!). The nearest supermarket was also within walking distance. We were also pleased that we could take our children to visit Ronda in less than an hour. We think that it is one of the most fascinating towns in Spain, and well worth a visit. We would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this apartment to anyone wishing to visit this area. Thanks, Andy!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the super comments! We have worked hard to make our guests holidays as enjoyable as possible and is great to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Marina Bay is in an enviable position combining everything you need on the doorstep together with stunning views and also a lovely quite location. Many thanks!
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Superb Apartment overlooking the sea

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a wonderful 12 days in this lovely apartment . It is spacious and well equipped with a large balcony overlooking the sea and El cristo beach.There is a path right down to the beach and the restaurants and bars at the port are only 5 minutes walk. The bedrooms are large with loads of storage space. Supermarket only 5 minutes walk so a car is not needed.Hopefully we will be able to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Andy & Beata.
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for almost 2 weeks in May 2016 following our wedding in Gibraltar. We chose this apartment from a shortlist of two & didn't have any regrets after opting for this one. The apartment is very large & in a good location. Everything we needed was provided, in fact I can't really think of much that wasn't provided for us, great attention to the little things. There's a spacious balcony where we spent some evenings sipping Wine with very nice views out to Sea with Gibraltar & North Africa also visible. We were very close to the Cristo beach, which is regarded by locals as being the best beach, but there are others nearby too, even a nudist beach. The Marina is a 5 minute stroll away, where we enjoyed a few evenings drinking with expats at The Plan B café bar. We had a car so were able to visit places like Casares, Ronda & Marbella all worth a look, especially Ronda. Estepona Old Town is beautiful & very well kept. The apartment has so much going for it like the comfy bed ect. I don't give 5 stars lightly but couldn't possibly give any less. Thanks Andy, we may return next year for our 1st anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. Beata and I are both extremely pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us and its great to hear that you enjoyed Estepona and the following area as much as you did. You would be more than welcome to return next year for your 1st Anniversary - There will be a bottle of Cava waiting for you! Regards, Andy
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in a great spot for exploring Estepona. Very relaxing and peaceful yet near everything - 5 minute walk to the marina and 20 minute walk into Estepona Old Town. Apartment has a home from home feel about it - and the welcome pack was a very 'welcome' extra. We really enjoyed sitting out on the terrace watching the sundown go down. 5 minute walk to the beach with a great beach bar. Andy and Beata were very responsive, friendly and provided good information. Would thoroughly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, It was great to meet you and Beata and I are both really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that you also managed to enjoy the sunsets from the balcony as much as Beata and I do - it's a very special place. Let me know if you are thinking of returning to Estepona again as we would be very happy to have you stay in one of our apartments again in the future. Regards, Andy & Beata.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Estepona, we loved it.

The apartment was spacious , clean and well equipped .The location was perfect being a few minutes walk to the Marina with its hustle bustle restaurants mand Cristo beach. The view from the balcony was amazing with Gibralter and Africa visible on a clear day.The information Andy provided was very helpful. We were met by Andy's friend Sue. There was underground car park parking.

We will definitely be going back to Estepona and stay in his apartment again.

Meena ( London)

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meena, Thank you for taking the time to leave some comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to you staying with us again in the future. Regards, Andy
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Exellent appartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Estepona, we loved it will be going back. The apartment was wonderful with sea view. It was very spacious clean, well equipped. We loved it. We could see Gibraltar and Africa from the balcony Cristo beach was so close through the back gate of the development, and the marina was only a few minutes walk. The apartment was very conveniently located with all the amenities around it.

The information Andy provided was very helpful. we will definitely will go back to Estepona and rent your apartment again.


  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Meena, Thank you for taking the time to leave some comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to you staying with us again in the future. Regards, Andy
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Both Malaga and Gibraltar at less than
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Various in the nearby Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Estepona Golf
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Petit Paris & friendly beachfront chiringuitos
Nearest Ski
210 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Cristo Beach
Car: not necessary

Marina Bay is an easy five minute walk from the heart of Estepona's thriving marina and is ideally situated directly overlooking Cristo Beach which is a delightful oyster-shaped cove of sheltered, gently shelving sand making it ideal for children. The beach has been awarded EC Blue Flag status and in high season is manned by lifeguards. It also has well maintained toilet and shower facilities and a choice of two beach restaurants with a true Spanish feel. Within 5 minutes walk you will find several supermarkets and shops. Estepona Town is typically Spanish and has retained all of it's 'pueblo' charm even though it is a well established tourist destination. It has pleasantly managed to avoid a 'night club' culture but does have a wide variety of restaurants & cafe bars to chose from. Estepona, due to its natural environment, surrounded by the surrounded by the sea and Sierra Bermeja mountains, enjoys a micro climate providing over 325 days of sunshine per year and lovely mild winters!

Other Activities: Sunning yourself on the lovely balcony, marvelling at the stunning views with a cold drink in hand!


Rates & Availability

Estepona Port & Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July - August 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
*Winter discounts apply
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July - August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $223

Winter Discounts: From 1st October to 31st March the following discounts apply:

- 2 week bookings are discounted by 15%
- 3 week bookings are discounted by 20%
- 4 week bookings are discounted by 30%

In certain circumstances, booking of less that 7 nights may incur a full weeks charge - please enquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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West Costa del Sol Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom en-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are finished in marble for that extra touch of luxury! All towels and linen is included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom benefits from access to the South facing balcony overlooking the beach-front. Imagine - Waking up each day with the stunning sea views, watching the day break!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
To make the start of your holiday a little easier a complementary welcome pack including essential food items such as tea, coffee, milk, bread, water, wine, etc. is included in the price Please ask if you have any additional requirements. There are no additional charges whatsoever, including cleaning, heating, electricity, etc. The apartment includes a hair dryer with diffuser, a household iron and ironing board, TV and CD & DVD players. A cot can generally be made available at no extra cost - Please ask for availability. Access is also granted to two well maintained swimming pools which are exclusive to residents only. The apartment also provides secure underground parking with a gated security entry system. Two reliable lifts provide access to the apartment from all levels. In the interests of all our guests smoking is not permitted within the apartment (smoke detectors are fitted!), although you may smoke on the balcony if you wish to do so.

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