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Award Winning Garden Cottage and Patio Room Apartment next to dunes and beach - Patio Room Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 344 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Patio Room Apartment

Elegant, charming 1 bed apartment adjoining Spanish courtyard. Comfortable superking bed/twin beds. Quality cotton bed linen, towels, beach towels. Archway through to walk in shower with great eco power effect shower. Separate WC. Double glass doors to the cosy lounge/kitchenette area with dining table and two chairs. The compact well equipped kitchenette has combination micro/oven, single vitro hot plate, toaster, kettle, fridge with freezer compartment. Apartment has AC/heating, hairdryer, music player. Ironing board and iron. Sky sat TV free channels. WiFi.

Double sliding glass doors to lovely traditional Spanish Patio area. Mosaic breakfast table and comfy reclining chairs for siesta. Plants, palm, flowers, fountain. Steps up to the roof terrace with 360 degree views of dunes, sea and mountains. Superb for sunbathing and relaxing with a wow factor view!

Check out http://www.thevirtualtourist.info/casamadden

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About the property

Beach and nature

Secluded and relaxing, this uplifting haven is a retreat into nature, in a quiet yet convenient area close to Marbella. Backing onto the protected Las Dunas Nature Reserve with unspoiled views of dunes and sea, just moments walk to the beach through nature to Las Dunas de Artola and Cabopino beach and marina, on scenic raised wooden walkways. A good choice of local beach bars and restaurants. The self contained 1 bed Patio Room Apartment guests enjoy relaxing on the roof sun terrace with 360 deg views of mountains and sea, perfect for sunbathing and dreaming the day away. The Garden Cottage with its own private sun terrace and garden has views of garden, dunes and sea. A few moments walk to beautifull Cabopino Marina, with many fish restaurants, bars, beach and water sports. 15 minutes drive to Marbella centre. The perfect place to relax, unwind and restore.

Registration Number : VFT/MA/10671

Jane Gould
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018

About Jane Gould

I am lucky enough to be the resident owner here at 'Casa Madden'. I live here all year round, together with a few 4 footed best friends. I really enjoy welcoming guests to the house. It's great to see how much people relax here and enjoy the garden, the natural surroundings and of course, the local scenic wooden dune walkways and beaches. I am always on hand to share local info about restaurants, travel etc so guests get the most from their stay. I regularly hear things like 'I wish we were staying longer' and 'we will be back!' which really says it all.

Jane Gould purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Jane Gould chose Artola

The first time I entered 'Casa Madden' I just knew I had to make it mine - it was love and I was spellbound. Dilapidated and in need of much care but after nine months of refurbishment work the first guests arrived and ever since, everyone who has stayed, has enjoyed the same 'Casa Madden' magic that I felt that first day. Set amongst pines with nothing but nature and the Mediterranean Sea to look at, no buildings to spoil the view and the wonderful mountains behind - it has the 'wow' factor. The garden has a tropical feel and blends into the natural surroundings here. It's so peaceful and uplifting - quite addictive really!

What makes this apartment unique

If you want to really 'chill' and enjoy time out in a lovely home next to nature and the beach yet be in easy reach of Marbella and walking distance to local Cabopino marina with great choice of local restaurants then 'Casa Madden' is for you. This is a real paradise that you may want to keep a secret. The newly completed scenic wooden walkways through the dunes to the local beach are a plus and as on site owner I am discreetly at hand to help with local knowledge questions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Don't hesitate : the place is a paradise and the beach is just perfect. Jane is a wonderful person. Go to 2gether restaurant for the octopuss it is unbiliveable”

“The best place of our holiday ! Thank u so much”
Aug 2017
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Resident owner with two friendly dogs and two cats
Late departers may hold their apartment for an extra charge - please ask
Prices are for two persons
WiFi, beach towels and sun parasols available free of charge
100% cotton bed linen and towels provided with fresh weekly change.
Housekeeping on request - €uro 15 per hour.
We are pet friendly - please ask.
Long term winter rates available


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Artola in Marbella

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 -
  • Large walk in shower with great Eco power shower. Wash basin. Magnifying mirror. Wall heater and radiator. Separate WC with door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed is superking 180m wide. Z bed and cot also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private and safe accommodation with on site owner to help and advise. One sweet dog and a big puppy live here.


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Patio Room Apartment
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing & peaceful stay. The appartment was compact, but met all our needs. A short walk to the beach & the town. The overall holiday was lovely

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean and very comfortable small apartment, short walk to the beach and port.

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet area would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to relax in

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean apartment with a great size comfy bed. Great location just a short stroll to beach and a very pretty marina. It's just like the pictures on the web site with beautiful views from the terrace across dunes to the sea. The owner Jane is a lovely lady who adds little extra touches to help make your stay more enjoyable. Would recommend staying there to anyone. We had a smashing time

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely getaway location

  • 4 of 5

Nice place, small but has everything and spotless. The roof terrace is a great space to relax even in the evenings. The location is beautiful, backing on to the sand dunes nature reserve and till only a few minutes from the main activity centres.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for reviewing the Patio Room Apartment - it was clear you were having a great time enjoying your holiday. My Dad sends his best wishes also.
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A perfect place to enjoy your Kindle and Martini & Lemonade

  • 5 of 5

Our 2-week holiday at Casa Madden’s patio apartment was the most relaxing holiday ever. The apartment is safe, clean, quiet and equipped just as described. The bed is very comfortable and the walk in shower is fantastic. It’s a short walk to the sandy beach and local restaurants. The owner Jane is a wonderful lady, who did everything she could to make our stay comfortable. And we love Beau (the friendliest dog on earth), who came to “check-up” on us from time to time. (Alex – the cat prefers his own company:))

Thank you for looking after us Jane…Your Casa truly is a very special place!

We will be back...

Evelin & Chris xxx

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you both saying here in the Patio Room Apartment. I miss my Martinis! I will really look forward to seeing you both here at the Casa again xx
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  • 5 of 5

Conveniently located for beach access, well equipped, safe, quiet & spotlessly clean. What more could you want! Perfect property for a couple's holiday. Will be back 🙂

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Casa Madden! I hope you come back soon!
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cabopino Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Puerto Cabopino
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Granada Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Las Dunas de Artola
Car: not necessary

Casa Madden is a very special place in a peacefull wooded area with outstanding unspoiled sea views. It borders onto a natural reserve with scenic walkways over the dunes to the beach. There are two private self contained apartments here. Peaceful and relaxing. Onsite owner to help and advise. Just 12 mins to pretty Marbella old town, great tapas bars and restaurants.

Local Cabopino Marina family beach is just a few minutes walk with good swimming and water sports. Natural Las Dunas Beach just moments away. Great choice of local restaurants and beach bars all within walking distance.

We are just 35 minutes by road from Malaga airport

A choice of great destinations for day and half day trips such as Mijas Pueblo, scenic Ronda, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cadiz etc