Apartment in Puerto Duquesa, Costa Del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location, Communal Pools And 3 Mins To The Bea
About John Bowe
My wife and our two daughters live in Berkshire. We also like to spend as much time as possible in our apartment is Spain. We have used it for a relaxing pool holiday as well as a base for visiting some of the wonderful sights and attractions in the Southern part of Spain. We are extremely happy with our apartment and get real pleasure when others use it and have as much fun as we do. Our two daughters never want to come home when we are out there and count the days until we return.
John Bowe purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why John Bowe chose Manilva
We liked this location as it is in the middle of so many great things from beaches to golf courses, Gibraltar and the wonderful Marina at Duquesa. There is a fantastic beach within walking distance and we have fallen in love with the local Chiringuito.
What makes this Apartment unique
The complex is secure and clean and the apartment is on the ground floor so provides that extra piece of mind. The pool is easily accessed from the apartment with sun loungers and a palapas are supplied for your convenience. The apartment has a very large terrace area and is great for eating outside in the evenings.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect as always
Have stayed at this apartment a few times now, great location for getting to sotogrande, torreguardiaro, Duquesa, marbella, puerto banus..etc etc but I would say you would need to have a car. Great little apartment right next to the pool and on the ground floor, good if you have mobility issues. Lots of supermarkets and places to eat a short drive away. Thanks for a pleasant stay again John.
We realy enjoyed our holiday at Alboran Hills, only problem we didn't book for a longer stay.
Ola John, Ola Owners Direct
The property suited our needs perfectly we are a retired couple, parking was 100% as we had the close by road parking, and the option of underground parking. A convenient lift to the apartment which meant a lot to us. The apartment was clean and compact and had what was needed,the pool was also very convenient 1/2 a minute from the front door. All and all 10 out of 10 for location, We had family staying close by, my son and his family, and my daughter and her family staying in the close by Duquesa apartments. Eating out was not a problem as there was the choice of the close vicinity of Sabinellis during the day or the port/marina of Duquesa at night. cooking at the apartment was also convenient as there was a local food hall at the roundabout about a kilometre before the apartment. With just eight days we were still able to include our days in Sotegrande, Gibralta, Porta Banus, San Pedro, Fingarola, Also very important was the weather itself as we continually moan the rest of the year about our own weather at home, so it was great to be part of what a care free life is really like. Thank You John. Thank You Spain.
Appartment not in dequesa 35 min walk
Not near any amenities you need a car
No information on contact numbers etc
No tv and air Acon extremley noisey
Nice pool area and good size for a family of 4
The advert should not show a picture I'd dequesa which is misleading
Had a lovely time staying in this apartment. Very clean and well equipped for a self catering holiday. Owner had fantastic customer service. Will definitely recommend 😊� Thank you.
Beautiful place lovely restaurants and bars lovely walk along the beech would recommend it
Had a lovely holiday beautiful place apartment was lovely apartment complex was quite which I loved
Clean but basic. Needs updating
The apartment was adequate but really basic. It was immaculately clean but little things were noticed that when added up meant the quality of the accommodation was lacking. Examples were chipped cups, old stains on the beds and bedding. The Windows either didn't open easily one bedroom window was wedged shut with a golf tee. Quite isolated, so a car is essential.
Very basic information in the apartment regarding the surrounding area. This apartment will need some input to ensure it reaches the new standards required from May 2016. The pool was a good size and clean but at weekend was overrun with what appeared to be local people and lots of their children. This combined with a dog that yapped from very early morning to late at night made being outside not a particularly restful experience.
Having stayed frequently in this area I could not recommend this apartment, there are many others that are in a better location and much better value for money.
I am sorry that the apartment fell short in some areas for you. I appreciate your feedback and will be acting to rectify the shortcomings you have pointed out.
The nearest beach is a 4 minute walk from the apartment, The beach is well maintained and is very clean. There are a number of Chiringuitos on the beach offering that mandatory cooling drink during the day and some quite spectacular fresh fish dishes in the evening. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming.
There are other beaches in Duquesa and Sabinillas which are less than a 5 minute drive away.
Malaga airport is 55 minutes away.
Gibraltar airport is 20 minutes away.
Duquesa marina is the nearest area of concentrated bars and restaurants and is a two minute drive away. Sabinillas is the nearest town with banks, pharmacies etc and is a 3 minute drive away.
Marina Duquesa has just about every kind of restaurant you can think of including Chinese, Indian, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Spanish and English. If you are looking for something really special there is a quite spectacular restaurant in the nearby resort on Benhavis. This restaurant was voted in the top 10 of Andalucian restaurants and has a number of themed bedrooms should you wish to stay over.
A quick trip along the coast takes you to Gibraltar where you can visit the caves and museum whilst observing the daring nature of the indigenous Macaque apes. There are a number of activities here including dolphin tours and some fantastic duty free shopping.
Marbella is a 20 minute drive away but is well worth a trip. There are some fantastic restaurants and shops and Puerto Banus is the playground of the rich and famous so keep a look out for some celebs.
Granada is a 3 hour trip but is well worth it to see the Alhambra Palace. Take a trip to the Alhambra Palace Hotel and have a drink of the terrace with it's spectacular views from its dominant position in the Sierra range.