Apartment in Duquesa, Costa del Sol - Adjacent to the Picturesque Duquesa Marina with Sea and Mountain Views
About Steve Greensill
Experienced holiday property operator in Duquesa.
Steve Greensill purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Steve Greensill chose Manilva
A fabulous holiday location with barefoot access to a quality marked beach, and right next to the picturesque old Duquesa marina.
What makes this Apartment unique
Ease of access to all the facilities within the complex (shops, bars, restaurants, gym, sauna, tennis, wi-fi), whilst being able to relax in the large gardens by one of the four private pools.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Everything was great!
Disappointed and would never stay at this complex again
Two primary reasons we chose this apartment and the complex, it was advertised as being wheelchair accessible and it has a heated pool. Wrong on both counts neither the apartment or the complex is wheelchair accessible and they haven't had a heated pool on site for over 10yrs. On arrival at the apartment without writing chapter and verse all I will say is I found urine stains on the duvets which aside from that disgusting state they were so old they were grey not white and the filling had clumped together. The best place for them was the bin as they were not fit to be used, other highlights included a toilet brush covered in faeces and a shower head so covered in limescale the shower just dripped a small amount of water. The beds themselves were like childrens beds of many years ago given the style and very very poor quality. I have a spinal condition and couldn't even get low enough to try to sleep on them. The whole environment just felt dirty dusty and full of years old furnishings. On contacting the owners agent Key Home Services they were totally indifferent and if I had been unable to track down a phone number for the owner no doubt would have been left to get on with it. So to be fair to the owner he arranged with his agent for another apartment to be found which wasn't his but was a vastly superior apartment. However even this wasn't accessible, I know UK laws are different to Spainish laws on access but if you say someplace is wheelchair accessible then you need to be certain of your information. My wheelchair just about fitted into the front door and main living room. However, the complex itself is a nightmare for a wheelchair user an example if you are an adult you likely can cope without your carer as you go up in the lift but if its a child user then you may find that there isn't enough room for both the child and carer with a wheelchair. With a 4th floor complex that should be addressed by the complex management. It seems the minor point to the rest but for the second week we had the sounds of workmen drilling banging and general building repair noises. By this point we had decided not to let anything get to us so we didn't bother mentioning this. But for those who were just arriving I know one family were less than pleased at being woken up to this and of course it stopped afternoon for siesta and began early evening. So my advice visit Duquesa as its a lovely place rent a car with Diamond they were amazing but stay elsewhere
Brilliant location. Everything we needed in the apartment
Spacious apartment, clean and well equipped, perfect location being right by the beach and a 2 minute walk to the port, where there are lots of fab restaurants and bars. Grounds and pool areas where the apartment is located are very tidy, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
Fantastic Apartment in the Perfect Location
The location of this apartment is perfect - you couldn't get closer to the beach, a short walk to the port for all the restaurants and bars, and only a short transfer from Gibraltar.
Apartment is clean, well maintained and had everything you'd need for a self catering holiday.
Would definitely go back, and have already recommended it to friends.
Very clean and tidy apartment close to all amenities
Unfortunately the weather was unusually wet on my weeks visit. However the apartment was in excellent order and very clean and tidy. Everything required for comfort was available and the fact the apartment was only a 5 minute walk to the port for food and drink was a huge bonus considering the weather
Duquesa Port is one of Spain's best kept secrets. Attractive promenades encircling the marina of gently bobbing boats offer a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés in which to while away the hours.
The waterfront is closed to traffic, making it safe for families and free from pollution.
To either side of the port are lovely sandy beaches which never get crowded, both of which have beach bars open during the summer months.
The nearest airports are Malaga and Gibraltar.
From the airport you may choose to take one of the many available taxis to the apartment.
Alternatively you may wish to drive directly to the apartment.
From Malaga airport the apartment is around 45 minutes drive on the local motorway, and from Gibraltar airport it is a 30 minute drive. Car hire can be arranged from the airport through one of the many car hire companies with airport offices.
Sabinillas is a 5 minute walk along the beach. It is an authentic Spanish fishing village, with a traditional selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Andalucia is famous for its white villages, nestled in the surrounding hills and mountains. The closest of these, Casares, is a 20 minute drive through the countryside, and makes a great location for lunch while you admire the breathtaking views.
British owned Gibraltar is an alternative day trip, with its VAT free prices, spectacular scenery and the only native monkey colony in Europe. Just 30 minutes drive away, first time visitors will be pleasantly surprised with the diverse range of attractions on offer in Gibraltar.
Steeped in history that has evolved from its strategic location at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula where Europe meets Africa, visitors are assured of breathtaking scenery, wildlife and architecture that captures the unique flavour of this Mediterranean City and its inhabitants.
As a VAT-free jurisdiction, Gibraltar's popularity with visitors is enhanced by its value added shopping experience in famed Main Street. Gibraltar also offers a wide range of activities including rock touring (see the apes), sailing, diving, fishing and bird watching.
Just before Marbella, approaching from La Duquesa, is the international resort of Puerto Banus with its millionaire playground of floating palaces and luxury cars. In addition to the yachts, the port is chock full of all the appropriate designer names such as Versace, Armani, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Louis Vuitton and Donna Karen for the most discerning shoppers.
Cosmopolitan Life can be found only 20 minutes away in the "jet-set" city of Marbella with its hustle and bustle. Visit at night to experience the famous bustling night life in the numerous bars and clubs, or try your luck on the roulette wheel at the celebrity frequented casino.
Shopping experiences of every kind are available ranging from the upscale El Corte Inglés, Spain's premier department store, to the sprawling La Cañada mall just outside Marbella, to the infinite variety of small shops and boutiques lining the cobble-stoned streets of Old Marbella.
You may want to consider taking day trips to the following: Morocco in Africa (Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakech), Algeciras, Granada, Seville, or skiing 2 to 3 hours drive away in the Sierra Nevada mountains.