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Luxurious beach-side apartment in exclusive El Presidente

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 6 (cot-bed available)

This garden apartment is in a beautiful tranquil setting, overlooking the main fountain and waterways of the established El Presidente complex. The inspiration for the grounds came from the design of the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada. We chose this apartment as our second home because of it's location in the original, quiet, established part of El Presidente, overlooking the mature sub tropical gardens. The accommodation is fitted to a high standard, where we benefit from large marble floored open plan living areas with Air Conditioning/heating, WI-Fi, Cable TV, DVD, fully fitted kitchen, spacious lounge and dining area (comfortable seating for 6).

Being at the heart of the complex, you are 2 minutes walk to all 5 pools, one heated year round, and one with a jacuzzi. Just a 3 minute walk to the 4 free tennis courts, and a 5 minute stroll to the beach and chiringuito. There are many interesting family activities nearby as well as 30+ golf courses easily accessible.

TENNIS AND PADEL COURTS : El Presidente has 4 newly refurbished tennis courts and three Padel courts. The courts are for your use FREE of charge.

We have several raquets and balls kept in the apartment that you are welcome to borrow.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: The surrounding area hosts numerous other sporting activities, including ski-ing in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada which is about two and a half hour away and easy as a day out if you want to just give it a try.

Fishing trips leave from Puerto Banus and Estepona, as well as Dolphin safaris from Gibraltar which are popular . Selwo Safari park (a truly great day out for ALL the family and only a ten minute drive away) and sea-life centres, Fuengirola zoo, water and wildlife parks, and of course, the many varied beaches and their chiringuitos (beach bars) along the coast to await to be discovered.

LA CANADA shopping centre (approx 10 mins drive away) boasts numerous well known shops, bars and eateries as well as cinemas with films in english!

For those of you who prefer something a little more sedate and relaxing, the Benavista Bowling Club is only a ten minute walk away. With its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the club is very popular with visiting bowlers.

GOLF: Of course, the Costa Del Sol is renowned for being home to numerous fantastic golf courses, including San Roque and Valderama (host to the Ryder cup). El Presidente is centrally located to approximately 30+ courses, the nearest two (El Paraiso and Guadalmina) being within 1.5 miles of the complex. For more details email us for website details.

GOLF PRACTICE AREA. El Presidente also has a golf practice net and chipping

area. This is also for the use of El Presidente residents FREE of charge. Golf Tee times can be

pre-booked for you. Email us your golf requirements.

More Details
Registration Number : 201633778

Sean and Deborah Rowlands
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Sean and Deborah Rowlands

We purchased this property as our second home and for somewhere that we could enjoy as a family with our young daughter. We enjoy eating out, socialising, travelling, walking and sitting in the sun! All of which El Presidente is great for.

living in Brighton, its great to have another home by the sea - just a lot warmer!

Sean and Deborah Rowlands purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Sean and Deborah Rowlands chose Atalaya Isdabe

We loved the grounds, the fabulous pools ( especially one being heated in winter), the sports facilites, proximity to restaurants, shops and bars, and most of all the quietness from the road and safety aspect for children.

We love the whole area and still find new areas to explore each time we visit.

What makes this apartment unique

The ground floor position makes this ideal for families - young and old. We have a secluded terrace that is great for outdoor dining in the evenings and generally relaxing. We are in a quiet location on the complex and only a minutes stroll to the main and heated pools.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your superb apartment. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The whole complex is fabulous with beautiful gardens and fantastic pools. The kids had a great time! We'll definitely come again and recommend you to our friends and family! Ray and Paula.

Great holiday! Super apartment in a wonderful location. Very tasteful and nicely appointed. Lovely pools too! See you next year! Dave and Linda.

We've just had a great break in your lovely apartment. the kitchens and bathrooms look super! Had great weather - not bad for January. The facilities in the apartment are fantastic. Definitely see you next year - David and Louise.

We've returned here twice and were delighted on this last visit. The new kitchen is FABULOUS! And lovely bathrooms - the kids loved it. will be back in the spring - Colin and Jean Carter

Lovely holiday again. Very well maintained, modern , bright and spacious apartment. No hesitation recommending you. Val & Tom Nye
Nov 2007
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Atalaya Isdabe Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master en -suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rail
    Second en-suite - toilet , shower
  • Both en-suite bathrooms have very recently undergone a total refurbishment. The main en-suite consists of a full sized bath with glass shower screen, an over bath GROHE shower, white porcelain suite, complementary tiles and chrome fittings. We also have a wall mounted heated towel rail. In addition, we also have an electric plug-in clothes airer stored in the hall cupboard. The second bathroom is comprised of a walk- in GROHE shower with glass doors, white porcelain suite, complementary tiles and chrome fittings. Please enquire for extra photographs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master en-suite - 1 queen
    Second en-suite - 2 twin/ single
  • Twin beds can easily be pushed together to create one large double bed if required. Please enquire for extra photographs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our lovely apartment benefits from being recently redecorated and modernised throughout to a high standard- particularly the new kitchen- whilst providing all of the comforts and luxuries that you would find at home. Both the lounge and master bedroom open onto a secluded garden area and terrace where there is an outdoor dining table, chairs and sunloungers. The master bedroom boasts a comfortable king-size bed, colour T.V. and safe. All of the English terrestrial channels, sky sportsand movies, as well as many European channels are also available. There are many sun loungers available around all of the pools, with a section of the main pool enclosed as a safe childrens pool, whilst all areas provide accessibility to the elderly and disabled. On the way down to the beach, there is a children’s playground. Cot and baby facilities are available. During off peak periods, we are happy to be flexible on change over days. Extra maid service is available for a small extra charge.


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Luxurious beach-side apartment in exclusive El Presidente
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We (two adults and two older children, one in wheelchair) stayed for a week in May. the apartment was excellent with all promised equipment in tip-top shape. The in-door decoration was also very pleasant.

The description was accurate. I had quite a lot of contact with the owners over e-mail and phone and they were very friendly and helpful. The apartment was very clean and properly maintained. An extra plus for the beds that were not of the regular Spanish stone hard type, but more soft and nice (as well as the pillows).

The owner also changed arrival and departure times for us when our flights changed. Even a mistake by my side (forgetting the keys) was handled in a very smooth way by him.

The beach close to El Presidente is long and in May there are no crowds. Really nice to walk along.

Going in the other direction you soon find the motorway between Estepona and San Pedro and it is a bit noisy. Not so nice area I would say. On the other the city of Estepona is in my opinion really nice. It is more of a real small city than the other urbanizacions.

The beach bar close to Marriots (not the one run by Marriots) was also quite good. We enjoyed several lunches there.

A few minor slightly negative notes though:

The heated pool was only heated until the 6th of May, then the temperature dropped from 27 to 22-23 degrees.

For anyone in a wheelchair it should be stated that there are two steps to enter the apartment as well as a few steps on the paths to the pools. It was not a problem for us as our daughter can walk short distances, but it could be terrible for someone who could not climb out of the wheel chair.

There is also no suitable path along the beach for someone with wheel chair.

I missed a "real" city centre with a beach walk (like Estepona) within walking distance.

Besides these minor issues I would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to go to Costa del Sol.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. It is always nice to hear that people are pleased with the apt and their overall holiday. We always take on board feedback and try to make the apt feel like a real home from home with attention to small details, eg childrens crockery, well equiped kitchen appliances, heated towel rail, nice bedding etc. We do try to offer a personalised service to our guests and prefer to talk to them by phone as opposed to e-mail where possible. We hope to welcome you again some other time. Best wishes, Deborah and Sean
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Great holiday in super apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment that was very nicely furnished and a great size. Very nice complex that was tranquil and just ideal for us. Lots of good restaurant recommendations from the very nice and helpful owners who even helped us rent our car. Great having a brand new supermarket so close by too. We have already booked to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review of our apartment. We are delighted that you had such a good holiday and enjoyed staying with us. We look forwards to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Deborah and Sean
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Good quality apartment in a very nice development. Mature gardens, great pools and grounds, well maintained. Large well equiped/furnished and maintained apartment. So much more comfortable with a family than a faceless hotel. Very safe location for family. Super location just off A7, quite, minimal walk to beach and a huge variety of restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great choice!

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a lovely holiday in your super apartment this is the third time we have stayed with you and we will return! Everything is spotless and very well cared for. Unlike most rental apartments, yours is the best equipped we have ever found. The kids loved having access to the toys to take to the pool and it saved us from taking them away!

It is nice that you offer such a personal service and any minor issues were dealt with swiftly.

Best wishes,

Sarah and Andrew

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at El Presidente.

The complex is well-maintained with beautiful gardens, very quiet and ideal for families. We travelled with our two young children (3 years and 17 months). The apartment is a good size, nicely furnished and had everything we needed including cot, highchair, buckets and spades, toys. The kitchen is really well-equipped too and we all slept like logs the comfortable beds!

The apartment is a short stroll from the main pool which is lovely, and the enclosed baby pool is very safe for little ones. A big hit with our two!

Personally I would recommend renting a car for your stay if you want to explore Estepona, Marbella and Benahavis which are all worth a visit. There are some great restaurants to try, Los Albanicos was fantastic and there is alot of choice in Marbella old town.

Thanks to Deborah and Sean for all your help with planning our trip and recommendations - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenny, Many thanks for your lovely review and we really hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Delighted that you had such a good holiday and thanks for the recommendation. Deborah and Sean
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Just splendid!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Spain and I have to say that we had the best time ever! The complex was very nice with all the palm-trees, pines, fountains and pools and the apartment was just superb! It is much larger than I have expected and really cosy! Everything you may wish is there – the kitchen is very well equipped, the beds are comfortable and about one minute walk away is a heated pool, which was the best thing for our children. Although the sun was shining and the weather was good, the sea is still cold in April. The owners of the apartment are also very helpful and kind! I highly recommend this place to everybody!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Malaga, or Gibraltar
Car: recommended

Situated in a prime location along the Marbella-Estepona coastline, and regarded as one of the most prestigious complexes on the coast, El Presidente lies amongst lush, leafy, green gardens, being a mere 350 metres from the open beach of Playa Del saladillo. The position, just west of Marbella, combines the peace and privacy of its distinguished surroundings with proximity to Marbella, San Pedro de Alcantara, Estepona and Puerto Banus. The white spanish villages that typify the Andalucian region such as Ronda, Mijas, Istan and Casares are within an hours drive, all set against spectacular and beautiful scenery. The pretty mountain village of Benahavis is a mere 10 minutes drive away where you'll find some of the best restaurants on the Costa Del Sol.

Just an hours drive west lies the wild, rugged and largely undiscovered coast of the Costa De La Luz, with its vast, open and deserted beaches and the quaint, rustic town of Tarifa, famed for its windsurfing and charm.

Other Activities: Car hire recommended, though not essential. We have discounted rates on car hire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

For each additional person above four occupying the apartment, there will be a one off £25 supplement to cover additional laundry costs.

During peak summer months we operate Saturday to Saturday bookings only.

A 25% deposit is required, in advance, with the balance due four weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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