Apartment in Marina Duquesa, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location Leading On To Beach, 5 Min Walk To Port And Local Shops
About Richard Watson
Hi my name is Rick, I have 4 grown up kids and as a family we have always enjoyed holidaying in Spain, and so one day while enjoying a nice relaxing lunch in the Marina we decided to buy our own place having enjoyed a lovely time holidaying in Duquesa which is about a 45min drive on the Motorway from Malaga Airport or a 20min drive from Gibraltar Airport. We fell in love with Duquesa with it's beautiful sandy beach and lovely Marina with a vast selection of restaurants and bars.
Richard Watson purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Richard Watson chose Manilva
Why did I choose Duquesa? Having looked at a number of properties along the costa del sol we decided that Duquesa with it's lovely Marina and miles of unspoilt beaches was what we where looking for, it is never over crowded and with it's ease of access from both Airports you can be in your apartment in no time at all.As regards a family holiday it is very welcoming for all age groups and you can feel very safe walking around at any time of the day or night. I have been a resident of the area for 10 years now and have seen many changes and improvements over that time.
What makes this Apartment unique
Staying at Marina Duquesa you will enjoy the benefits of 4 swimming pools,access to the beach, Marina 2mins away, 24hr security, modern apartment with air conditioning Sky tv, marble floors nice balcony with sun in the afternoon [ nice to relax after a hard days sunbathing by one of the many pools]. All the gardens are maintained to a very high standard and the complex has full time cleaning staff who are constantly working to keep the complex in pristine condition.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Just came back from a weeks stay at this apartment. It is lovely, clean and fully equipped for a self catering stay. The apartment is literally 5 minutes walk into the beautiful port where there are plenty of lovely restaurants and bars for your enjoyment. The one and only negative I would say is that the apartment is almost next to a busy road, which was quite noisy even throughout the night but that certainly didn't spoil our stay and I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Richard the owner was very good on responding to any contact you had with him and can I also say that Linda and Paul who manage the property were brilliant to. Meeting and greeting us when we arrived and showing us around the apartment.
Thank you so much Richard for letting us stay at your lovely holiday home, we had a great week.
Hi Dawn, so glad you enjoyed your holiday last week and everything went well. It's always nice to hear back from our guests with a positive view of the apartment and surrounding area. Thanks again Richard.
Fantastic Family Holiday 2nd year in a row
We are a family of four (Kids 3 & 5). Its our 2nd time in this apartment, we loved it, we stayed 9 nights last year and came back for 2 weeks this year. We found the apartment to be so spacious, clean and had everything we wanted.
The location is amazing, great pools in the complex, beach & promenade right outside the gate. There are numerous playgrounds within a few minutes walk. All the restaurants again were so close and were so welcoming to the kids.
Loads to do in the area, did a boat trip to see dolphins and hired bikes along the promenade.
Richard the owner was really nice and friendly.
Overall I would highly recommend this apartment.
Hi Deirdre, it was great to have you back again this year and for two weeks this time, I'm glad the kids enjoyed themselves and you enjoyed the new sunroom which you found very relaxing in the evenings. And thanks again for your lovely reviews.
Perfect Family Holiday
Just back from our beautiful week away in January.
This was our first family holiday as we have a small baby and we were quite nervous. But on arrival our nerves vanished. It is a lovely apartment in a big complex with 4 swimming pools, a games room, overlooking the beach (entrance to the beach from the complex) and only a 2 min walk to the beautiful marina where there is an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops with plenty to do.
We had a week of good weather which helped(16 -18 degrees). It wasn't too warm as it was January and we escaped any rain too which was a plus.
The apartment was just what we wanted. It was very well furnished and had all the amenities we could want including wifi, tv, great kitchen and a lovely balcony for relaxing in the evenings.
All in all it was a great holiday and I will definitely be returning this year or next.
Thanks Paul I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, it's always pot luck with the weather in January so I'm really happy that your first family holiday went well.
Lovely Apartment and a great location!
We had a really lovely relaxing week in this apartment with my sister and her husband (2 couples). I've just booked again for September and realised that I hadn't left a review - so here it is! Better late than never - as the adage goes ;-) The owner was very accessible during our last stay - not that there was anything to complain about as everything was just perfect :-) but he was very helpful with information on the amenities and the area as we hadn't been there before. When I mislaid the key one evening and I contacted him in a bit of an embarrassed fluster he could not have been more helpful, He arranged a replacement key for me via his local agent astonishingly fast and saved the day :-) We're all looking forward to returning in September - it can't come quick enough! Many thanks again to the owner and his agent.
PS - I nearly forgot to mention the very comfortable beds - excellent! I was recovering from lumbar surgery and was anxious that the beds wouldn't suit . but I can honestly say that it was as good as my own bed...top marks! :-)
It's always nice to hear a positive review of your apartment especially when you try your best to make everybody's stay special. I would like to think I go the extra mile when it comes to helping people have a nice holiday. I've always said if you can't make an effort when it comes to renting your holiday home then your heart is not in it.
My heart is in it and I'm here for the long stay.
This is a great little apartment. Love the complex and the port. Great nite life. Have already booked a second trip. Could not recommend it highly enough.
Was a little bit apprehensive about booking a private owners home after some stories I've heard but this apartment more than met our expectations. Myself and my boyfriend went for a week in January just to get away and couldn't fault it. The owner has it lovely and so much more homely than standard hotel apartment. The couch and beds were very comfortable. It was spotless throughout which was very important to me. the motorway is close enough but it is just a road that I didn't find a problem and didn't cause us any problems sleeping. We sat on the balcony every morning and evening and enjoyed cooking dinner in the apartment 2 nights as the facilities were so good in the kitchen. Shower was lovely and constant hot water a definite plus. Owner provided us with perfect directions to get public transport from airport but once we got there, everything is literally within a 5 min walk so unless you are going to a different town, there is no extra expenses of taxis. The beach is literally a minute walk from the apartment door which was lovely for a stroll but we didn't get to make full use of it with the weather not being great. I have just booked to go back over with 3 of my friends for a week in August which I am looking forward to getting full use of the pool and the beach. The port and restaurants and shops are beautiful and it is a fab area to be staying in. Would recommend highly to anyone thinking of heading to that area.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, I know January can be a bit of a mixed bag as regards the weather, otherwise you seem to have had a nice relaxing break. So happy you found the apartment to be cosy and modern with all the facilities up to your expectations.
Marina Duquesa is situated on the coast with a 3 min walk to the nearest beach, and 5 min walk to the Marina.
Malaga Airport which is about a 50 minute drive down the new motorway is served by all the leading travel companys, Gibraltar Airport is also close by with about a 20 minute drive to Duquesa.
Sabinillas which is a 10 minute walk along the beach is a pretty little Spanish town with a large number of restaurants specialising in Seafood and local meat dishes. Estopona is a 15 minute drive and the popular resort of Porto Banus is about 25 minute drive away.
There is a main bank in the port with a number of ATM machines close by, and a 3 min drive in to Sabinillas will give you a selection of banks and large supermarkets.