House in Benalmadena Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain - Excellent Home From Home - Great For 2 But Sleeps Up To 9
About John Greenan
We love our house in Benalmadena and visit whenever possible. When not there we welcome guests who want to stay in a great house that has everything you could want. Being a family home and location it is great for relaxing and having all that you need on hand.
John Greenan purchased this House in 2009
Why John Greenan chose Benalmádena
We purchased this property having lived elsewhere in the area, but the location of this house is excellent. With just a short stroll to the beach or the park, or into Arroyo De la Miel, you really are near to everything, But not on top of everything . We love Benalmadena and brought our children up there, the area does have everything you could really want, and the weather is not bad!!
What makes this House unique
Everything is close by and only a few minutes walk to the beach, the shops, the restaurants and bars, but our Urbanisation is quite and relaxed - just right for a holiday
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We request all smoking is outside of the property
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
No Air Conditioning !!
Stayed at this property for 2 weeks in July/August, unfortunately in the final few days of our holiday we were informed by a local that it is illegal not to have free air conditioning in properties that are rented out . Also we were informed that a change of bedding and towels is not a normal occurrence , so we would have been sweating in the beds with the same bedding and using the same towels for 2 weeks if I hadn't asked for clean bedding & towels. i messaged the owner over 2 weeks ago with my concerns and not had a reply back.
Sorry for delay in replying, have been on holiday myself.
Re Air-Con - we have never had it installed in the property and so have never advertised it as with AirCon and all guests have always been aware of this prior to and at time of booking including yourself, ( so should not have been a surprise we may well be installing it in the future and when we do we will then say on any listing information) and the information you received "from a Local!!! ? whoever that was !" was factually incorrect, but fans are provided throughout ( always have been) and we also provided additional ones when you requested them. We offer a mid stay clean and change of linen if requested( and very rarely are)as guests normally enjoy the freedom of looking after themselves on holiday ( as not a hotel), Spain in July and August is warm - its one of the reasons people like to visit at that time of year.
Its a shame that you only gave 2 stars especially as other guests give high ratings, comments and enjoy their stay in all weathers.
Perhaps our home was not right for you, even though we provide the relevant information, but hopefully you enjoyed the rest of the facilities on offer, even if you forgot to mention them.
Great place, would recommend
Excellent place to stay and amazing apartment. Big enough for the 8 of us, in a great location only 10 minute walk from the beach front and an excellent community pool 10 seconds from the back garden gate.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of booking.
The only negative was we walked into a dirty house and had to clean it ourselves due to a miscommunication on booking which happens, we was understanding but Sarah the manager came round (who was lovely) to apologise and brought some wine and chocolates to soften the blow.
Lovely house well looked after
Excellent property well situated
Perfect family holiday.
Property was completely as described and I would certainly use again.
Really please you found our Spanish home was want you wanted. we look forward to you staying another time.
Well presented, spacious, very secure, central location
Lovely spacoius property, plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 kids, nice pool area which we had to ourselves at times.
The property was difficult to access on foot when we arrived as it is very secure with lots of gates and keys, we couldn't find our way in and the photograph of the front of the property now looks completely different because the trees have grown. This was quite uncomfortable especially for our 2 elderly parents in the heat.
Our only other complaint is that the downstairs toilet had a foul smell which we reported, if you left the door even slightly open it would make the whole house smell, I rang the local contact who told me that it was an on going problem and advised me to close the toilet seat, put the plug in the sink and close the door, not very helpful really, especially as the plug for the sink was missing, hence we never used the toilet again, inconvenient for our parents.
The house is situated roughly half way up the av Las palmeras road from the beach front to arroyo which is a really good location apart from the very steep hill, again, not really a problem for 4 of us but not really doable for the elderly.
Even though I have highlighted a couple of minor negatives, I would still recommend this property, we had a great time in Benalmadena.
It is a 5 minute walk to the beaches of Benalmadena, stretching all the way to Torremolinos passed the Marina, with various bars and restaurants to tempt you whilst you relax on holiday
Malaga airport is approx 15 mins away by Taxi ( approx 25 - 30 euro). You can take the train direct from the airport to Arroyo de la Miel approx 1-2 euro) where you can get a taxi to the house (5- 6 euro) or just walk through town for 5 mins to the house. We can send yo the easy to follow route directions. ( We take the train from the airport when we visit our house)
Supermarkets and shops close by, and some of our favourite restaurants are only a short stroll from the house