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Malaga Pedregalejo - focus on Spanish life looking over the Med - 2 bedroom apartment

Overview

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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
2 Apartments in Pedregalejo with lovely sea views

Focus on Spanish life by combining beach, culture, monuments, Andalusian cuisine and night life in Pedregalejo, the beach suburb of the city of Málaga and just 2km from the centre - October 2003 saw the opening of the Picasso Museum and the whole of the centre of the city of Málaga was revitalised, 2011 saw the Roman Theatre and the Carmen Thyssen Gallery open too. Casa Esperanza is perched on a hill in a residential area of the old fishing village of Pedregalejo, where fishing boats still go out to fish right off the beach and supply some of the best fish restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Here you will be just another local resident. This is where the Spanish middle-class spent their summers at the beginning of the 1900s. There are few hotels here and this means that the beaches are quiet in summer and you will have them all to yourself in winter. Joined to the city centre by a beach promenade, there is also a good bus service into town as well as a taxi rank nearby. This is a good place to practise your Spanish and there are several schools in Pedregalejo that teach Spanish as a foreign language.

This apartment has one twin and one double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and shower room. The terrace is a balcony over the sea, perfect for eating al fresco. Casa Esperanza was our home until 12 years ago when we moved inland to El Chorro to manage 4 holiday cottages.

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Beach and culture: Casa Esperanza is about 2 miles from the centre of Malaga where you can find restaurants, bars, museums, Picasso’s home and Museum, parks - there are also good restaurants and tapa bars within walking distance, the fish restaurants on Pedregalejo and El Palo beaches are among the best on the Costa del Sol. El Morlaco park is a 5 minute walk from the house. Cerrado de Calderon is an urbanisation just behind the house and offers: banks, bakery, supermarket, shops, public telephone and hairdressers. Special dates: August fair (bullfights, concerts, flamenco, festivals). Easter (processions). Carnival (Feb). Christmas cavalcade on 5th January.

Discover Andalucía: From Málaga there are excellent communications with the rest of Andalucía. Whether you decide to rent a car or to take public transport there is a wide selection of places to visit either on the coast: Rincón de la Victoria, Nerja, Almuñecar, Marbella, Gibraltar.... or inland monumental cities like Córdoba, Granada, Seville, or you can even ski at the Sierra Nevada resort not forgetting the charming towns Antequera and Ronda. If you are interested in the wild side of Spain, there are several nature parks near the city of Málaga.

From learning Spanish to Moorish castles: There are endless possibilities to make your holiday a success. From learning Spanish to para-ascending....... discover Islamic Spain, the vast fauna and flora, the deserted inland areas, the cuisine, the wine, festivals, museums, the unique Easter processions, fairs, concerts, exhibitions,........

Let us know what you would like to do and we can help you plan your holiday and provide you with the information you require.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment 2 bedroom apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

One double and one twin bedded room. Sitting/dining room, kitchen (2 electric hot plates, fridge freezer, small oven, toaster, kettle, microwave...). Shower room. Large open plan terrace with table and chairs. There is a washing machine outside under the stairs. Lovely views from the front room window and the terrace.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I moved to Spain after I left school at the beginning of the 70s when Torremolinos was just opening up to tourism. After several hotel and office jobs I became a translator and never looked back. We decided to move inland 12 years ago, where we manage 4 holiday cottages in the Nature Park of El Chorro www.homeaway.co.uk/2678

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Speaks English, Spanish

17 Reviews

4.2
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

4

Wonderful Christmas Week

  • 4 of 5

This is a basic apartment that has everything you need for a relaxing stay. It was spotlessly clean, and we arrived to a bottle of wine, oranges and lemons. The view from the terrace was stupendous, however because it was late December the sun left it at 3.30pm.

Pedregalejo is a wonderful place, fish restaurants superb. Very Spanish, I hardly heard any other English spoken, but we managed with sign language and shouting!

The kitchen and bathroom are very basic and perhaps could do with updating, but this added to the charm of the place. There was always plenty of hot water and we were very cosy at night with the gas heater.

All in all we had a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Really lovely, homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home from home. Cozy 2 bed apartment perfect for two people. Really near the beach and so easy to get into Malaga city. Small but adequate kitchen, we cooked in every second night. Close to supermarkets, bus stop etc...

Amazing terrace, to sit out on in the morning for breakfast and in the evening for sunset... Great view of the bay.

It's the kind of place we would love to live in all year round.

Worth noting: it is a steep walk up the hill from the beach road; also the terrace is part of shared access to neighbouring apartment but that didn't bother us.

We will be back. Thank you Susan!

Helen & Gerry

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We'd love to live here!

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed in both apartments. The larger one has a terrific view over the bay from the living room and a small balcony to sit on. But for a couple, the smaller flat is just great. It has 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin room, which is the bigger of the 2.

The smaller apartment has the larger terrace which really makes the holiday. It has fabulous views over the town, the bay and the sea. You can retreat to the shade offered by the terrace of the upstairs apartments. When things get too warm, there's often a nice breeze that blows up off the sea.

There are a great many restaurants and bars to eat in downtown Cerrado de Calderon and on Pedregalejo seafront. You could eat in a different place every night for months if you wanted to. We don't, because it gets expensive and my wife's a terrific cook.

So we use the kitchen which, compared with English ones, is admittedly basic. But that's not a problem, we even cooked a whole Christmas dinner in it last year.

The bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet, and of course they're just fine.

The comfortable living room is lovely to sit in, in the winter, and it's another cool place to sit in when it gets too hot. As the owner's description says, it's not luxurious but it is comfortable.

We've a little holiday Spanish and get by, loving the fact that there are hardly any Brits here. This is no Marbella, or Benidorm.

We love to walk down the hill along the sea front into Malaga, it's about 40 minutes, but the local buses are frequent if you're not a walker. But the sea front at Pedregalejo is full of interest, and you could spend all day in cafes, and strolling along, just people-watching.

We stop at a chiringuito on the way back from Malaga City, where we have a leisurely lunch and maybe hire a beach umbrella and sun lounger until it's cooler. I like to get a beer from one of the boys who walk endlessly along the beach with a cool box.

We've been at different times of the year and any time's a good time for a wee break at Casa Esperanza. Every time we leave we're already thinking when can we come again?

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words!
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4

Great balance between beach and city !

  • 4 of 5

Apartment just right for two of us but may be a bit of a squeeze for four. The terrace is fab - we spent many an hour gazing into the distance, soaking up the sun. Location is great - the bus into town goes from the end of the road every half hour and it is within walking distance of some enormous beaches, a decent supermarket and plenty of bars and restaurants. We walked into the centre of Malaga in about forty minutes but it is worth having a car to explore Andalucia and get a bit of variety in visiting different beaches. Yes, there is a hill to climb on the way back but it's worth it for the view !

The only minus points are the beds (which seem to be extraordinarily short even for Spain) and the limited kitchen facilities, which suited us for making sambas al ajillo and pan-fried merluza but may be a challenge for more serious cooking. Otherwise it was a perfect holiday and we send a big vote of thanks to Susan, our host.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Lothian
4

Traditional Spanish living

  • 4 of 5

I loved that the apartment had a very private balcony at the front with amazing views and a lovely leafy terrace at the back. The apartment was well laid out with everything you need for a two week stay. The double bed was very squeaky and I woke up every time I turned over so had to decamp to the twin room after two nights.

I loved the views but really didn't enjoy the climb up the very steep hill at the end of an evening. Last year I spent a week walking in the Picos de Europa so I am used to walking and at home I run in the Lammermuir Hills so am not unfit. It's just not that great to round off your night after a meal and some wine with such a heavy climb!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris region, France
4

Malaga 2 bed apartment

  • 4 of 5

We choose this apartment because it is close to the Instituto Malaca where my sons were having Spanish lessons. It is also close to the beach (steep hill to come home: not for small children), and very easy to get into town (10mins on the bus no 11: they run very frequently).

Despite the heat (38°) we were comfortable if we did as the locals do: kept the blinds of the living room down when the sun hit the windows. When it gets really hot head either for the beach or into town to the Picasso Museum where it's actually cold!

The kitchen is basic but fine: eating out is so reasonable and delicious that you won't want to do more than breakfast and the occasional salad. Take a Spanish phrase book: you are in the real Spain and most people locally do not speak English. Start with 'Hola' and you're away!

We were glad we rented a car though because we were able to visit the interior of Andalucia; extremely beautiful. Must see Granada, La Ronda, Gaucin. We made it to Gibraltar but there's so much to see in Spain it's maybe not worth the long drive. The Donana nature reserve is also a long drive but one of us left very early and had a wonderful day bird-watching there.

For us this was a fantastic holiday: Malaga is a safe town to let your older teenagers have some freedom in: I would really recommend booking them some lessons at the Instituto then they have a set of friends to go around with and also they learn some Spanish (3hours every afternoon 4 til 7pm). Normally they live in at the Instituto but they may allow you to just have the lessons.

Susan the owner is extremely helpful and quick to answer your mails: her neighbour Joaquim who looks after the apartment is lovely but speaks no English. He's extremely patient and kind, so with the phrase book you should be fine! You're unlikely to have any problems anyway, you'll have a lovely stay. I could have sat forever on the terrace gazing at the sea. (The 2 bed flat has the best terrace)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The first time I visited Casa Esperanza, before I lived there, I was immediately blown away by the view, so relaxing by both day and night. I was already living in Pedregalejo so I rented one of the apartments first of all and then when the chance to buy came up I took it and I have never looked back.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Málaga at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pedregalejo or Cerrado de Calderon at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Málaga at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : El Candado at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Málaga at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Cerrado de Calderon at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pedregalejo or Cerrado de Calderon at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Pedregalejo at 0.3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Pedregalejo, just 3 kilometres east of the centre of the city of Malaga, still has the character of a fishing village, the perfect place to combine beach and fish restaurants with culture. Casa Esperanza perches above the beaches of Pedregalejo and El Palo and the sea breeze cools the house naturally. There are excellent fish restaurants and pavement cafes all along the beach promenade if you want to go out. A regular bus service takes you into the centre of Málaga or you can walk along the promenade... the Picasso Museum, the Alcazaba castle, the Cathedral, the Park, the Thyssen Museum and many other art galleries and museums are just a few of the attractions. The port area, Muelle 2, is a lovely place to have a walk, have a drink and window shop. The beaches are usually quiet all year because this is a residential area, not a resort, with several schools where you can learn Spanish in the vicinity. In winter the sun rises out of the Mediterranean sea, well worth getting up early to see, the view from the house is fantastic.

Other Activities: Museums, theatres, cinema, art gallery, parks, botanical gardens, shops .....

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
20 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£167
for 4 nights
From
£42
£251
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£184
for 4 nights
From
£46
£314
 
 
June & July
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£234
for 4 nights
From
£59
£335
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£251
for 4 nights
From
£63
£440
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£234
for 4 nights
From
£59
£335
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£218
for 4 nights
From
£54
£297
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£191
for 4 nights
£335
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Winter November, December, January and February are weekly prices (250€) for 2 sharing, 50€/weekly supplement per extra guests. 10% Christmas supplement between 23rd December and 5th January. Rates for other dates are for 4 sharing with 10% discount for two people sharing or for a two week stay.

We usually ask for 25% deposit by bank transfer and the balance can be paid on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Pedregalejo has still the character of a village although it is only a couple of kilometres from the centre of Málaga. It has also managed to keep its Spanish character over the years. There are few hotels and hostels here and this means visitors don't come in mass. At night from the sitting room you can still watch the lights of the fishing boats in the sea.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed, Cot available
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • This apartment has one double bedroom and a larger twin bedded room. A travel cot is available on request and there is space in the twin-bedded room for a third bed. We supply sheets and towels.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Ideal for combining beach and culture with a chance to practise your Spanish. In winter the apartment is heated by a gas fire but you probably won't need it. In summer you can open the windows at both the front and the back and let the sea breeze cool the apartment, electric fans in both apartments. The terrace is the ideal place for eating outside while you enjoy the excellent views. There is always something going on in the city of Malaga and the local people walk around until late. Enjoy the shops, museums, churches and Cathedral and then have a drink and a few tapas in one of the many bars. The Central Market is open every working day until around 2 p.m., take a stroll through the market, which used to be the ancient Mooorish boat yard, have a look at the excellent fish market. The apartment is also a good base that is ideal for visiting the monumental cities of Andalucia like Seville, Granada or Cordoba not forgetting Antequera or Ronda.

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