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The ultimate beautiful 5* 1 bedroom apartment - endless sea view, no children.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment at Miraflores Beach Resort, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol - 8 Mins Walk To Beach, Golf, Free Broadband Internet

Luxurious and bright apartment set within easy reach of the 5* Miraflores Golf and Beach Resort Club. The apartment is furnished with everything and more you could need for a holiday apartment and enjoys sea views across the Costa del Sol from the peaceful and private terrace. Miraflores Beach Club is a beautiful 5 star development built in typically Andalusian 'pueblo' style. It is situated between the towns of LaCala and Calahonda and offers a wide range of of nearby facilities including tennis courts, swimming pools, lawn bowls, restaurants and golf. The complex has been thoughtfully planned and well designed and each phase of apartments has its own enchanting gardens with palm trees and tropical plants. Upon arrival at the apartment there is complimentary wine plus loads of other items and essentials to save purchasing. The ultimate relaxing luxurious get-away break. (please note over 25's only). There is also a beautiful pool area, pristine clean with its own snack bar which in high season often holds bar-b-qs and sunbeds/parasols are free.


Owner
Gaynor Goodman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Gaynor Goodman

Hi,

We have ran our own businesses for some 20 years which are always demanding and stressful. For this reason we purchased in Spain where it's a short flight with all amenities very close by. Coming from Manchester, blue skies and no rain is rare! so going to the apartment is truly a sight for sore eyes. With the internet available at the apartment, as much as we like to relax on holiday, we can at least keep in touch with the UK. There are some beautiful walks all around the area which although we always hire a car, it's lovely to just go out and get some exercise!

Gaynor Goodman purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Gaynor Goodman chose Mijas area

We chose this property because of the peaceful location yet everything we need within walking distance. We always hire a car but some of our guests have had brilliant holidays just taking the local bus. The gardens are extremely well maintained and whatever time of year you visit, the gardeners are there watering and planting. The swimming pool is always pristine clean which is why the owners pay pretty high maintenance fees but worth every penny. Over the years we have seen so many other blocks and developments showing extreme neglect but Miraflores is always pretty and in bloom.There is very little noise as there is very little for teenagers to do in this part. When we were looking to purchase, we wanted to ensure we had a good Management team and with Reception available to ask any questions most times of the day, it puts your mind at ease that you are not out there alone. We once stayed in a property in the winter in Spain before our purchase and we were the only residents in the block which was not a nice feeling.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique benefits is the sunshine in the apartment - it is so bright and never looks dull, even if there are clouds or an overcast day. The view is beautiful and it is so tranquil. We have all experienced noisy neighbours at night on apartment holidays but it is absolutely rare at our apartment here. There are no revellers as there are no clubs or discos and the clientele are either families or mature people just wanting a lovely relaxing stay. The swimming pool is a great place to relax with the little restaurant bar open for light meals, snacks and drinks from Easter onwards. With entertainment on a Thursday night, for around 12€ pp you can have a great meal which is a bonus because you get to meet some of your fellow holiday makers! A bus stop at the bottom of the road if you have not hired a car will take you in all directions but we do emphasise that a car is advisable. You can literally travel the coast from the bottom of the road! Also, if you want to venture further out, you can book an excursion via Reception and a timetable is available of the pick up times. Usually around 7am if you are taking the Tangiers trip or Gibraltar.

We have made this apartment our second home and the furnishings exceed most apartments on the site unless you are renting a luxury villa! We have even now incorporated a little desk area so you can work away on your laptop - if you absolutely MUST! - if you are like us, and still need to keep in touch with your business or job, you have a designated area away from the TV. We have tried to cover absolutely every need for our discerning guests. If you are accustomed to staying in top hotels, then we don't think you will find many less benefits by staying in our apartment - except of course you do have to make your own meals!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gaynor. Just a quick feedback from our fabulous weeks holiday in your apartment. We had a wonderful time and found the apartment to be just what we wanted. Early evening on the balcony sipping our G & Ts watching the sun go down, fantastic. Found some new restaurants including the Blue Marlin. Visited the shopping mall much to my wife’s delight.

Thank you very much and we look forward to staying with you again.

Kindest regards Steve & Helen.
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Mijas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom has His and Hers sinks, walk-in rain shower and also hand-held shower. Washing machine is also located in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and mirrored robes. Dressing table area with quality hairdryer for hair that wilts! Numerous drawers and clothes hangers. Loads of storage. Lockable Safe supplied. Wi-fi throughout the entire apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has spectacular views. No rowdy behaviour or residential neighbours. Security available to phone in the rare instance if required. Occasionally Sundays are a difficult arrival day. Please check. Outside: The apartments are set within tropical flowers and gardens. Most Thursday nights at the pool from Easter is a bar-b-q up to October. At the pool there are free sunbeds,straw umbrellas, showers, WCs, and shallow end in the larger pool. Very private pool area with plenty of trees and shade in the height of the summer. Although the Sea is close by, so are various golf courses. Clubs available from Reception to hire so no need to pay for the Hold with your airline. Everywhere is extremely well lit at night with all the exterior corridors lit up and cleaned on a daily basis. Many older people choose to settle in Miraflores because of its lovely location and tranquil setting with ample parking at the front and rear of the property. Clothes airer available on terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: What’s included? Complimentary wine, milk, water, juice, condiments, tea, coffee, sugar, cleaning materials etc., + kitchen foil, cling film, jams, sauces etc. All towels (except beach) and all linens included. Other: The property has wireless internet broadband 24/7 free to all our guests. NB: TAXI TRANSFER CAN BE ORDERED IN ADVANCE FROM MIRAFLORES REEPTION. 50€ each way if you do not have a car. Book well in advance if you are visiting in July or August.

Reviews

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The ultimate beautiful 5* 1 bedroom apartment - endless sea view, no children.
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5

Beautiful appartment with fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful apartment was very well equipped with everything we needed for the start of our holiday. Everything was completely clean and comfortable. From the spacious balcony we had a panoramic view of the area and could often see Gibraltar and Africa. We tried out several restaurants in the area, all were good value for money. We visited Marbella, Puerto Banus, Fuengirola and Malaga by bus and/or train and had a day out in Gibraltar and another at the Alhambra in Granada. To sum up, this is a great area for sightseeing and weather and we thoroughly recommend this lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia and William, So glad you had a lovely holiday and got away from the grey British climate for 5 weeks! You certainly got around to all the local resorts and beyond. I am sure our prospective new guests will appreciate your review and they can see the local amenities from your description. Very glad you have booked to re-visit next January (18) for the same amount of time. Thank you once again, Gaynor
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5

Winter Break in Miraflores

  • 5 of 5

We travel to the Costa two or three times a year, thus was the first time in November and our usual apartment was occupied by the owners. How lucky was that ?, this apartments is by far the best we have ever stayed at in this area, the description is spot on but doesnt cover the whole experience. Everything you could need for a pefect stay is in this apartment, theres no need to rush to the supermarket for essentials, theyre all provided. The quality of fittings and the location are superb. You do need a car to reach the better resteraunts etc but there are plenty within walking distance. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve for this review - it always helps future guests when choosing where to go for their holidays. I am sure this informative review will be welcomed by them. It's a busy apartment so if you do wish to stay again, just let me know in good time. Thank you Gaynor
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5

Title says it all

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apt with stunning views no matter what time of day from terrace. Local bars and restaurants, plentiful and varied all within walking distance either on or off the complex won't mention any in particular as I could wax lyrical all day, but you won'the be disappointed no matter what your taste. Car or no car? You genuinely don't need one as local transport on doorstep, is very reliable and cheap eg €4 gets two into Fuengirolla. Taxis on complex if you feel the need to ride the hill for the distance they take you don't come cheap, for this reason alone, I would recommend a hire car for lengthy stays. If you love the beach try El Bombo and La Cala beaches, beautiful, with beach bars serving great dishes. Gaynor is brilliant and gave us added advice as well as sorting our transfer from airport for us. All in all, had a wonderful holiday and hill or not, we will certainly return, hopefully soon, Keith&Clarice.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you for this informative review. With always hiring a car, even as the owner, I don't know an awful lot about local transport costs. I'm sure our discerning guests will be very glad of your advice and thank you for taking the time to write the review. With best wishes, Gaynor & Tony
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scotland
5

Beautiful apartment with stunning sea views

  • 5 of 5

Firstly I have to say that the owner of this apartment Gaynor has been an incredible help to us throughout our whole booking and stay. Gaynor has shown to be very trustworthy,has shown great patience and has been very helpful. Gaynor provided everything to accommodate us in order for us to have a stress free stay.

The apartment itself was as beautiful as the picture with everything provided as if it was your own home from home.

it was all the little extra touches that made it a welcoming experience.

my partner and I did not hire a car so everyday was an adventure! the bus service was fantastic we travelled to marbella,feungirolla,and benalmadena.

The apartment is situated as stated so you need to be reasonably fit if you like to get out and about.The local supermarket is fantastic and reasonably priced it's about a 5 min walk and the beach is about a ten minute walk.

There are plenty of restaurants available in surrounding areas and the local Indian restaurant beside the supermarket is great.

All in all the apartment was scrupulously clean beautiful apartment and would highly recommend this to anyone who is reading this review

My partner and I had one of the best holidays of our lives in this apartment and the experience will be treasured. We didn't want to come home!!

Thank you Gaynor for welcoming us into you beautiful home and all your help gratefully received. X sandra and John

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like to think our guests will find reviews helpful when choosing a holiday property and location. I am so glad that our guests here had actually not hired a car and had a super time using the local buses; this is a great help for future guests to be aware of as most do hire a car. Thank you for your positive review which covered everything in and around the area and for people to get a real feel of the place!
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4

Lovely apartment ideally placed for golf and coast

  • 4 of 5

Very nicely appointed apartment as per description and ideally located for us between the coast and the Miraflores golf club. We enjoy walking so no problem though less fit may find it a bit hilly walking up the hill from the coast. We enjoyed walking to several nearby bars and restaurants and enjoyed the new walkway promenade to Mijas Costa along the beach.

All arrangements went smoothly thanks to Gaynor and it was good to have the little extras of coffee, wine, milk etc provided especially as we arrived late in evening.

Certainly would come back to this lovely haven!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Northern Ireland
5

EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION

  • 5 of 5

WE STAYED FOR 2 WEEKS IN THIS APARTMENT. IT IS IN AN EXCELLENT POSITION WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ACROSS THE SEA TO GIBRALTA AND AFRICA ON A CLEAR DAY. WE DID NOT HIRE A CAR BUT FOUND THE LOCAL BUS SERVICE EXCELLENT AND VERY CHEAP. BUSES RUN EVERY HALF HOUR DURING THE WEEK AND THE STOPS ARE ONLY 6-7 MINUTES FROM THE APARTMENT. THE BEACH IS THE SAME DISTANCE AND THERE IS A BRILLIANT WALKWAY; ONE DIRECTION TO LA CALA AND THE OTHER TO CALAHONDA. WE DINED OUT AT SOME LOVELY RESTAURANTS IN CALAHONDA NAMELY DEVINES AND BARBORU WHICH SERVED SOME VERY TASTY MEALS, SPECIALLY THEIR SUNDAY DINNERS. THE APARTMENT IS VERY WELL EQUIPED AND THE GREAT EXTRAS PROVIDED BY GAYNOR WERE GREATLY APPRECIATED. ALTHOUGH WE DID NOT DRIVE WE WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING THIS APARTMENT TO ANYONE (ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LIKE WALKING)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It's always great to hear from people who don't hire a car because most of our guests do! I'm glad to hear that the buses run frequently and I'm sure future guests will be extremely glad of your comments. Thank you once again. Best wishes, Gaynor
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
10 minute walk
Car: recommended

In 2015/16 a boardwalk was built from La Cala through to past Miraflores where loads of holiday makers and Walkers go daily. Ultimately safe from the road and has become a massive attraction on its own. Exercise equipment at the beach in La Cala to get you in the mood for your walk!

Coast/Beach:

There are at least 3 local beaches locally. Miraflores beach is at the bottom of the road and La Cala and Torrenueva are also great locations to spend an entire day sunbathing and dining from the incredible fish restaurants where many Spanish go regularly to dine. All these beaches are flat. 5 minutes away by car is Cabopino with the beautiful marina, water sports and fabulous beach. Nachos beach bar/restaurant at Torrenueva offers the best value for money where all the Spanish go at the weekends during holidays. Sundays are packed with the locals so get there early!

Travel:

Nearest airport Malaga 30 minutes maximum drive. Gibraltar airport around 50 minutes drive from Miraflores. Car hire is not absolutely essential at Miraflores but it is certainly recommended. (Bus stop at the bottom of the road) Gibraltar is well worth a visit and is maximum an hour's drive. (Do not park a hire car in Gibraltar without checking your insurance (It is a different country). If you are planning on just lazing around and sunbathing then Miraflores is ideal but if you plan to travel, you are close to everywhere.

Distances:

Fuengirola - 10 minutes drive

La Cala and its fantastic market every Wed/Sat - 5 minutes drive away. Calahonda - 5 minutes drive

Marbella - 10 minutes drive

Benalmadena - 20 minutes drive

Malaga Airport - 25-30 minutes drive

Mijas Village - 15 minutes drive (beautiful white village with many many shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and donkey rides into and out of the town!

La Canada Shopping Centre, Ojen to shop! (10 minute drive)

Erosci entertainment centre 10 minutes by car with a fully fledged cinema in the complex plus many great shops in the mall part.

Further Details:

Watersports are readily available at Cabopino and La Cala very close by. Cabopino is simply gorgeous. Gibraltar is a great day out and you can even visit the monkeys on the mountain with your own private Tour Guide. Scuba Diving, Golf, Aquaparks and just about everything for the energetic are readily available. Gibraltar is maximum one hour drive.

Many walkers use this area as you can walk for miles. It is a very safe area of Spain and mainly used by families or mature residents - there are no discos unless you go into Calahonda. Within a 6 minute walk you will find a couple of bars and some of the best restaurants around plus newsagent/gift shop, local ENGLISH supermarket selling all the English brands from Kelloggs to Heinz. We strongly recommend if you are stocking up for the week that you go to Lydl some 5 minutes drive up the coast road at Calahonda where the prices are much cheaper. Most of the residents would never shop anywhere else.

The best exchange bureau is next to Supersol in Calahonda. You will get charged at a bank. Just take your English money to the Cambio Exchange next to Supersol for the best rates - the more you cash, the higher the rate.

Open Core Supermarket is very close to the apartment and open every day of the year including Christmas Day. It is not so cheap but it is certainly very handy. The Pharmacy just down the road is excellent and all staff speak English and are extremely helpful. If you play Golf, there are so many courses to choose from as this area is surrounded by different Golf Courses. Internet computers are at the Club/Reception or you can bring your laptop to the apartment where there is FREE 24/7 WI FI. English newspapers and books are at the Club although there are numerous books & DVD's in the apartment. Indian, Chinese, Italian, English restaurants are all just a couple of minutes drive away. There is a Barclays Bank some 2 minute drive off the coast road. (apart from Spanish banks locally). Supersol is a highly popular supermarket and close by at Calahonda but Lydl is for sure, the best value.

They have recently built a walk-way from La Cala beach going all the way past Miraflores which makes for great exercise or even cycling. It runs all the way down the beaches passing all the local beach restaurants so take some flat shoes to make the most of your holiday! PLEASE NOTE AS FROM AUGUST 2017 THE RESTAURANT AT THE MIRAFLORES RECEPTION IS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT. THE MIRAFLORES GOLF RESTAURANT IS LOCATED AT THE CLUB HOUSE AT THE MIRAFLORES GOLF COURSE WHICH IS OPEN DAILY.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment for Keys 16€ on arrival non-refundable.

£200 Security bond required and refunded after your stay.
July/August - full weeks only.
Security Bond - £100 payable with full balance - refunded after your holiday so long as no excessive cleaning and keys have been returned to Reception.
If you live outside the EU bank charges will apply and charges occur for Netherlands.
Keys: From Miraflores Reception - charge is 16 euros (non refundable) and must be returned on departure day.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day depends on when other guests are arriving as with times of leaving the apartment.

Notes on prices:
£100 payable to secure booking - full payment required 8 weeks prior to departure plus refundable security bond of £100.
Extra persons staying without the owner's prior consent either risk being evicted from the property or charged extra. Many complimentary items included in the rental prices.

£100 non-refundable deposit at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to your holiday.
£100 security bond required to be sent with the final balance. Refunded after your stay subject to no damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.