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Andy Loftus

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

UP TO 30% DISCOUNT ON WINTER LETS Superb apartment with amazing views UKTV + WiF

35 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

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Modern & spacious apartment overlooking Estepona Marina with stunning sea views

Stunning, South East facing, air-conditioned apartment ideally situated on the 3rd floor thus providing great views but not too high for vertigo sufferers. Directly overlooking the beautiful Estepona Marina with the local tapas bars and restaurants within an easy 5 minute walk. Access is provided to 2 swimming pools. Two E.C. Blue Flag beaches are an easy 5 minute walk away and Estepona old town with it's many beautiful tree lined plaza's is on the doorstep. The apartment has an open balcony, comfortably seating 4 people, providing panoramic views of Gibraltar, North Africa, the traditional white walled town and the lovely marina. Just perfect for people watching! The apartment is stunningly furnished having recently undergone a full refurbishment. It is comprehensively equipped with all you will need for a short break or long term stay. Our goal has been to provide a home from home for our guests, within one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and typically Spanish areas on the Costa del Sol.

Gibraltar: Only 35 minutes drive from Estepona (and on the local bus route), Gibraltar is a sunny, VAT-free haven where you can find duty free bargains from electronic equipment & jewellery to leather & perfumes & haggling is encouraged! Make sure you don't miss the spectacular natural caverns of St. Michael's Caves or visit the Ape's Den, home to some of Gibraltar's famous Barbary Apes, the only free-to-roam primates in Europe. Watch out for monkey business as they can be mischievous and have been known to pick the occasional pocket looking for treats.

The Dolphin Trip from the Marina is an excellent day out and very rarely are dolphins not seen.

Puerto Banus & Laguna Village: Puerto Banus is about 25 minutes drive away. It has a large number of designer stores including Versace and Armani. Perfect for millionaire spotting and you may also see a famous face or two in the port as a number of Hollywood stars have summer homes there.

Laguna Village is a stunning high class shopping experience just 10 minutes drive away. Whether spending an extravagant day at the beach club, shopping in the designer stores or spending time in the luxurious bars and restaurants then Laguna Village is the ideal place.

Selwo Safari Park: Only 20 minutes drive away and on the public transport route, Selwo is ideal for the perfect family day out. The park is based on an African safari park and houses 2000 animals from giraffes to panthers in semi-wild conditions. Like Jurassic Park, large open sided lorries drive you through the various animal enclosures and up into the hills above Estepona. There are elephants, bears, hippos and so much more to see. In the summer, cover up as it can get very hot and there is not much shelter.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Andy Loftus (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

About Andy Loftus

We have been holidaying in Estepona since 1992 and in 2009 we were lucky enough to be able to leave Manchester and spend more time in Spain. We have been letting guests stay in our apartments for over 10 years and like to think that we now know how to make our guests holidays a special experience; from the simple booking process, to providing detailed directions to the apartment, to the standard of the 'finish' of the apartments and the quality of the complementary welcome pack that we provide. It sounds easy but getting the little details just right is often the making of a stress free holiday.

Andy Loftus purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Andy Loftus chose West Costa del Sol

Puerto Paraiso is ideally located overlooking the lovely Estepona Marina and has views to die for! From watching the beautiful sun rise in the morning, to people watching throughout the day it is often hard to tear yourself away from the balcony, but you must, as Estepona has such a lot to offer both in and around the Marina and also in the 'old town' which is an excellent example of a sea-side pueblo blanco.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is furnished with quality, modern and comfortable furniture and is well equipped with all you need to make this your holiday home from home. If you are in any doubt, refer to the review section; 10 years of 5 star rating is difficult to argue with.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guestbook comment: Yet again another great holiday. Be back nect year.
Sep 2009
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Reviews

4.9
based on 35 traveler reviews

UP TO 30% DISCOUNT ON WINTER LETS Superb apartment with amazing views UKTV + WiF
average rating of 4.885714 based on 48 reviews
5

Excellent holiday - looking forward to returning.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 weeks during February-March 2011 in Andy and Beata's apartment in Estepona.

Andy explained that they had tried to create a "wow" factor when guests first entered the apartment and with the recent make-over the apartment certainly provides that.

During our stay in Estepona we had the opportunity of looking at several other apartments and only one other met a similar standard (and that was a larger apartment also owned by A&B)

The apartment is furnished in a modern style with great views (great waking up in the morning to the sun coming in the bedroom window) All areas are well equiped.There are a number of stores within 2 mins walking distance for food/drink etc.

The balcony is a joy where on most mornings we had breakfast in the sun..It was the perfect place to people watch as it not only overlooks the Marina but also many of the bars and restaurants that make the Marina the vibrant place it is.

We would often stay on the balcony in the morning enjoying the sun then venture out in the afternoon to have lunch ,walk along the Paseo Maritimo with the blue sea on one side and a fantastic display of succulants on the other or stroll along the Marina or beach.

The "Old Town" is superb and offers a real glimse of what Estepona was in the past.There are several squares to visit and stop in for a cooling drink.

The range of restaurants and bars is good with a good selection of Tapas bars to try (highly recommended). Estepona is still a vibrant fishing port with many excellent fish restaurants in the area.We would recommend El Pescador on the Paseo Maritimo, El Cazador in the Marina and La Escollera in the port. We had our laptop with us and found De La Mar,near the apartment a good place to visit for free WiFi along with great food and drink and really nice staff.

Estepona is the sort of place you can quite happily visit without doing any day trips but should you want to go to Gibraltar,Malaga or Peurto Banus public transport is available with a bus service from Estepona.

We thoroughly enjoyed our five weeks in A&B's apartment, so much so that we have booked 5 weeks next year.We would have returned for a month in October had the apartment been available.

We had the pleasure of meeting Andy and Beata several times.There is no doubt that they care about their guests and go to great lengths to ensure the apartment meets all expectations.

We look forward to returning.

John & Mary

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and that you have also fallen in love with Estepona. In the 10 years we have been renting this apartment we have taken a great pride in providing as high a quality of holiday as possible for all our guests as we know how important holidays are, especially if like us, you have been looking forward to them for a long time. We recognise that the quality of the apartment, the standard of the accommodation and also the fixtures and fittings is especially important when catering for longer term guests and it is great to know that we have created the right environment for our guests as proven by you returning to stay with us next year. I'm sure we will have opportunity to catch up with you in the new year over a nice glass of wine in the Marina.
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5

Fabulous apartment and a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned after spending 10 days in Andy and Beata's fabulous apartment. The apartment is even better than than it looks in the pictures with stunning views. There is absolutely everything you need, whether staying for a few days or a few months.

We were greeted on arrival by Andy and Beata, who gave us lots of tips on things to do, where to eat etc. They also left a lovely welcome pack....including some beer and wine.

It was our first time in Estepona and we loved it, it's very beautiful and we shall definitely return. There is a large selection of good restaurants, however, the highlight was on the evening we ate in the apartment....Nothing quite beats cooking pasta whilst watching a school of dolphins playing in the sea from the kitchen window.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for leaving such kind comments. Beata and I always get a buzz out of hearing when people have enjoyed their holiday with us. Brilliant that you saw dolphins from the apartment also! There a real treat and its amazing how often you can see them. All the best, Andy.
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Oxted, Surrey
5

Home from Hiome

  • 5 of 5

As returning guests - some 20 years! - we can truthfully say that the service and quality of accommodation has, as ever, been superb. Beata and Andy are great hosts and with the variety of restaurants in the port and in town, you cannot ask for more. Our favourite spot is Cristal Beach, just a ten minute walk away. We have already booked for Xmas and New Year.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rod & Sylvia, Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. I know we must be doing something right as we see you each year but it is still great to hear that you are still enjoying your stay with us even after all these years. See you at Christmas! Regards, Andy & Beata.
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4

Excellent accomodation

  • 4 of 5

Really impressed with the lovely apartment - views were stunning. Really nice just to relax and look out over the marina reading a book. Lovely walk too by the sea into the old town and lots of nice restaurants in the marina itself. Andy was extremely helpful and we'd definately stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Andy & Beata.
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5

Perfect location well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a really comfortable 6 weeks, side windows mean the warm winter sun can shine through into the sitting area, and heating was not always required! The perfect place to sit and read a book if the weather not conducive for walking far, but the proximity of many good bars helps on such occasions! Very well placed for everything.

Lovely and clean and everything worked which is amazing in Spain, the owner on hand immediately if anything should go wrong.

We would certainly recommend this apartment, and I am sure any others that the owner rents out.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely comments also. We look forward to seeing you both next year! Regards, Andy & Beata
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Rödermark, Deutschland
5

Two fabulous and relaxing weeks in a perfekt place

  • 5 of 5

I definitely agree to all the positive points people mentioned before - the apartment is spacious, very well furnished and equipped with everything you need for cooking and feeeling comfortable and at home, the views are marvelous - e.g. you can observe the sun rising while lieing in the bed. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes and pubs in walking distance at the marina or in the centre of Estepona to have excellent meals relax or just watch the sea or people. If you like fish you should try La Escallera at the marina. The apartment, the beach, the marina and the paseo maritimo and, and ........ garuantees a perfekt holiday. Everything was like in the description of the apartment and the places around and thanks a lot to A&B's hospitality :-)))))

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive comments. They really are appreciated. We must agree about La Escallera as it is one of our favourite restaurants - Very Spanish and very fishy!! Lovely! Regards, Andy and Beata
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Both Gibraltar & Malaga
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Various cafe & tapas bars in the Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Estepona Golf Course
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Estepona
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Various in the Marina
Nearest Ski
210 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
El Cristo or La Rada Beach
Car: not necessary

The Puerto Paraiso complex is ideally situated in the heart of Estepona's thriving marina with a wide array of restaurants and tapas bars giving the area a truly Spanish feel whilst pleasantly avoiding the 'night club' culture sometimes suffered on the Costa del Sol. Within 5 minutes walk you will find two supermarkets, local shops and beautiful beaches with E.C. Blue Flag status (awarded for cleanliness and safety). Our favourite, Cristo Beach, is a delightful oyster-shaped cove of sheltered, gently shelving sand, ideal for children and is only 5 minutes walk away (250m). In high season the beaches are manned by lifeguards and all have well maintained toilet and shower facilities and a choice of beachfront, traditional, Spanish restaurants (chiringuitos) making it ideal for a family day out. Estepona, due to its natural environment, surrounded by the sea and Sierra Bermeja mountains, enjoys its own micro climate providing over 325 days of sunshine per year and lovely mild winters.

Other Activities: Chilling out in the sun with a cold drink and people watching!

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Rates & Availability

Estepona Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$95
$668
 
 
*Winter discounts apply*
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$477
$1,336
 
 
April - May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$84
$561
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$95
$668
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$668
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $168

Where the number of guests is greater than 2 an additional €50 charge is required to cover the increased cleaning and laundry costs. This is per stay and not per week.

Winter Discounts: From 1st October to 31st March the following discounts apply:

- 2 week bookings are discounted by 15%
- 3 week bookings are discounted by 20%
- 4 week bookings are discounted by 30%

In certain circumstances, booking of less that 7 nights may incur a full weeks charge - please enquire for details.

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Amenities

Estepona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A new bathroom has recently been fitted and it is light, airy and finished in marble for the extra touch of luxury. All towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lounge area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main bedroom comprises of a large & extremely comfortable double bed. It has fitted wardrobes thus providing plentiful storage and also has a ceiling fan to keep you cool even on the hottest days. As it overlooks the marina it also provides amazing sea views. To avoid any noise during the local fiesta's, 2 sets of double glazing and a storm shutter is fitted. There is a further double sofa-bed in the enclosed balcony / lounge area so families of 2 adults and 2 children can easily be accommodated. All towels and linen is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
To make the start of your holiday a little easier a complementary welcome pack including essential food items such as tea, coffee, milk, bread, water, wine, etc. is included in the price. Please ask if you have any additional requirements. Upon arrival, all facilities will be explained to you so you can relax immediately. The apartment includes a hair dryer with diffuser, a household iron and ironing board, TV including CD & DVD player (mp3 & iPod compatible) and a wide selection of English novels and board games. A children's cot can generally be made available at no extra cost - Please ask for availability. Access is also granted to two well maintained swimming pools which are exclusive to residents only. In the interests of all our guests smoking is not permitted within the apartment (smoke detectors are fitted!) although you may smoke on the balcony if you wish to do so.

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