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



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Apartment and Cottage bordering nature reserve - beachside 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. See our virtual tour at http://www.thevirtualtourist.info/casamadden.html

Details for holiday apartment Garden Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Garden Cottage apartment is a peaceful home from home. It is beautifully furnished and has everything you need for a holiday or longer stay. Perfect for romantic breaks, honeymoons and is a relaxing retreat from the outside world. Can accommodate a baby or child also. As enjoyable during the winter months when the sun lounge and terrace benefit from the Costa del Sol winter sun. It has a sun lounge with large picture windows looking on to the garden and patio doors to it´s own private terrace and garden. Large sofa and round dining table (seats 4). Sony TV/video with UK satellite and stereo equipment. Cable or WiFi internet included. Washing m/c, hairdryer, ironing facilities. The large 1 bedroom has superking or twin beds and quality cotton bed linen. The separate bathroom has a walk-in shower, sink, WC, washing machine. There is a separate kitchen with hob, oven, microwave and fridge. Air Con and heating. WiFi. TV Sky Sat free channels.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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 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.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful spot, close to the dunes and beach, a short walk from the delightful port of Cabopino. Easy reach of Marbella but to be honest everything you need for a quiet unhurried holiday is on the doorstep. First rate
Sep 2016
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Casa Madden: Relaxing holidays in quiet villa environment on Costa del Sol

  • 5 of 5

The garden cottage is homily and airy with roof and garden terrace, as Jane has described it, well equipped not only with barbecue and kitchen facilities but also sun beds, umbrellas and towels to enjoy most relaxing days at Artola natural beach, just behind the dunes in front of the cottage. The neighbourhood is a quite villa "urbanizacion" area with few supermarket facilities and bus stops in walking distance with regular service to bigger shopping areas, Marbella and Fuengirola.

Jane ensured that we enjoyed the stay at Casa Madden 100%.

Thank you Jane, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa madden. I will always remember for a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

jane is the perfect host to a relaxing holiday stay to unwind and relax, The garden cottage is large and airy with patio and garden plus barbecue , Exactly as Jane has described . Cabopino is quite and is a unspoiilt area with a little high-rise hotels or apartments . Jane friend lee is on hand to drive you out and pick you up. I can't stress more how homily Casa madden is Thank you Jane, I am sure we will meet again.

Alan and Maureen

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Casa Madden

  • 4 of 5

Well what can we say, this place truly is a hidden gem. We stayed at Casa Madden in the Garden Cottage for 5 nights and had the most wonderful time. Ideally located, just a short walk through the sand dunes to the beach, and also a short walk to the many great bars and restaurants Cabopino has to offer.

Casa Madden is, as Jane rightly says like home from home. Jane is a great source of information and is only too happy to answers any questions you may have about the area and beyond. We decided to get a bus to the old town one evening and Janes bus timetable was spot on!

The Garden Cottage itself is very spacious with one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in, it's lovely and clean and you can take advantage of the roof terrace which has some great views.

Would we return? Yes for sure, can't wait!

Sally and Mark X

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Oasis

  • 4 of 5

Jane's garden cottage is a real oasis behind the Cabopino dunes. The garden is lush and cool and a delight at the end of a hot day on the beach. If the wind is blowing on the beach then the terrace is a sheltered to still take in some sun. A delightful stay for 5 days, thanks Jane we hope to come again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Adrian - come again any time you both fancy a Casa Madden break.
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Very nice long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Nice terrace on the roof to watch the stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful paradise by the beautiful dines

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept secret, that deserves to be shared.

It's a beautifully kept apartment that feels homely and holiday like at the same time. From the beautiful lavender fragranced cotton bed sheets to the three eating areas, to the luscious garden views, not to mention the view over the dunes to Morocco - everything is wonderful, and you will not be disappointed.

Quite possibly the nicest bit of the coast!

Easy access to restaurants,beach, and walkways that go indie miles.

And perfect for sight seeing central base too.

Once you've been, you'll definitely want to go back!

Loved it, Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fuengirola at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Puerto Cabopino at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Granada Sierra Nevada at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Las Dunas de Artola at 75 Metres Car: recommended

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


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Tempo 2016/17
17 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£92 **
£644 **
Summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£127 **
£889 **

Additional pricing information

Electric £ 2 per person per night
Pet Fee £5

Payment by direct UK bank transfer or PayPal (Paypal fees apply). NEW protected online payment system available with Owners Direct.

We are happy to offer flexible changeover days. Please advise anticipated time of arrival. Guests expecting a late departure may hold their apartment for an extra night charge.

Prices are for two persons sharing.

WiFi, beach towels, beach sun parasols all included.
We are pet friendly! Please inquire for long term winter rates and pet vacations.
Bedding and towels provided with fresh weekly change.
Housekeeping available - €uro 15 per hour.

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Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 60 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot, Cot and single bed available for families
  • Bed 1.90 meter wide. Can be twin beds.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Just a few moments walk to the beach through nature reserve and dunes. Raindrop Technique massage with 100% therapeutic essential oils is offered here - a super relaxing and uplifting treatment. Fantastic top deck sun terrace with 360 views of Mediterranean across the dunes and mountain views, wonderful for sunbathing, relaxing, meditating and enjoying the sun rise and set. The Patio Apartment and the Garden Cottage share a traditional Andalucian courtyard with flowers, palm tree and fountain so families and friends who reserve both apartments have the whole wing of the property to themselves. A paradisical refuge to recharge your batteries. Outside: Layout Sun beds and table and chairs on the top deck sun roof terrace with views of Mediterranean sea and mountains. Lovely pavillion just completed for perfect roof top relaxing. Comfy layout beds and parasol for Patio Apt guests in the Patio. Garden hammock. Beach parasols, beach towels and cold box available for guests.

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