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Apartment With Sea Views. Having Distinct Advantage Of Not Being On A Complex.

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Feb-2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

About the property

Apartment in El Faro, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, Restaurants, Bars

A perfect base for a quiet relaxing holiday but within easy reach of all amenities. New for 2012 a small pool ideal to cool off in the hotter months.The apartment is a favourite with our returning guests who enjoy having their meals or a BBQ on their own private terrace which has an ever changing view of the ocean with fishing boats, cruise liners going by and on a clear day you can see Africa. A short walk away from the lovely Tropicana restaurant set right on the beach providing excellent gourmet meals or just a snack.If you like sea food you will love Tropicana. There are also a variety of restaurants close by serving a variety of food. The apartment is equipped to a high standard, including beach towels, bag, beach mats, cool bag, inflatables, games, books, DVDs, Sky TV, and Wifi. A complimentary welcome pack is provide, consisting of bread, butter, ham etc and of course a bottle of wine to get your holiday started. Airport transfers can be arranged. Come as guests, leave as friends!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

C Kilburn
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2016

About C Kilburn

We are a couple who love the company of other people. We are on hand any time to help and advise you on where to go and what to see. We enjoy hosting roof top BBQs and mixing with our guests,but if you prefer privacy we will not impose. We generally find most guests love to have a little company some evenings and a chat over a glass of wine.

For our guests without a car if we are going out for the day we like to invite them to join us, maybe just a run up to the garden center in the mountains or a trip into Fuengirola. With a little bit of notice Phil is happy to drop you off at local markets and villages. For any single ladies who would like a holiday with company I also enjoy having someone to accompany me on days out.

Whatever your preference your holiday is important to us and we want you to have a lovely time while visiting us.

Happy holiday!

C Kilburn purchased this apartment in 2004

Why C Kilburn chose Mijas area

We chose this area for it´s peace and quiet but being not too far from a little night life. Fuengirola and La Calla are 5 mins away. The local beach is a short stroll away and has its own little chiringuito where we love to go for an evening drink. We chose this particular villa for its stunning views. We are on the highest point and not one person has gone on to our roof top terrace without saying WOW.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We both really thank you for your warm, kind and homely welcome when we arrived and through out our stay. We shall plug your apartments whenever the opportunity arises, we had a fab time, enjoyed the peace and the sunshine. Regards Glenys and Rich xx



Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful, quiet and relaxing apartment. It did us the world of good, and to have two lovely people looking after us was a complete bonus. We will be seeing you again some time.With best wishes Angela and Danny.



Wanted to thankyou again! For a lovely time at your apartment, your hospitality is second to none. Not only do we get one hostess with the mostess but we get two, Phil and Chrissy, nothing seems too much trouble for either of you, and we thank you again and shall be returning again next year. Si if anyone out there is looking for a relaxing break please get intouch with these good people. Regards Glenys and Richard. Chester. England lots of love to you both xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sep 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We both really thank you for your warm, kind and homely welcome when we arrived and through out our stay. We shall plug your apartments whenever the opportunity arises, we had a fab time, enjoyed the peace and the sunshine. Regards Glenys and Rich xx



Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your beautiful, quiet and relaxing apartment. It did us the world of good, and to have two lovely people looking after us was a complete bonus. We will be seeing you again some time.With best wishes Angela and Danny.



Wanted to thankyou again! For a lovely time at your apartment, your hospitality is second to none. Not only do we get one hostess with the mostess but we get two, Phil and Chrissy, nothing seems too much trouble for either of you, and we thank you again and shall be returning again next year. Si if anyone out there is looking for a relaxing break please get intouch with these good people. Regards Glenys and Richard. Chester. England lots of love to you both xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sep 2010
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13 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

5

Unsurpassible

  • 5 of 5

We're only able to stay for a short while , in one of these lovely apartments. The views from the terrace and the facilities were excellent., everything so clean and even faintly scented bed sheets, ( lavender I think). Chrissie and Phil are perfect hosts, nothing too much trouble. We especially appreciated their kindness as my partner is on peritoneal dialysis and Chrissie and Phil very kindly accepted the liquids in, prior to our arrival, plus transport to and from airport , so helpful, with all the extra luggage we have to travel with. Thank you again to both of you, we really do hope to meet you again sometime. Cheers.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

You always worry about what you are booking whether it be through a travel agent or on line yourself. We have booked independently through owners direct for some years now and there has always been something to disappoint us on arrival. Not this time though. We are so pleased we booked this little piece of heaven in El Faro. Chrissy and Phil have made this a home from home and have thought carefully about all those little touches that make things more comfortable for you when you are on holiday. Plenty of utensils etc if you want to eat in, comfortable seating areas, stacks of clean towels, candles, beach towels, cool bags. You name it, it is there. The apartment is spotless and has a lovely feel to it. They are a lovely welcoming friendly couple and are there on hand should you need anything but do not impact on your personal space. Phil is very accommodating, dropping you off on an evening after a busy day at work. Chrissy offers lots of tips for going out and about and some good recommendations. Nothing is too much trouble. El Faro is a quiet urbanisation so you have peace and quiet from day 1 to relax. The roof terrace is fantastic with beautiful views from every angle. We hired a car as is our personal preference to get out and about but if needs be there is a bus service from the bottom of the bank to get you out and about. Maybe this all sounds too good to be true but it is true and that is why I have given this place a 5 star review. So good we have booked to go back next year. Something I never do. Go ahead and get booked up. If you enjoy pleasing yourself on holiday and not being tied to a hotel, this is the place for you. Easy reach of busier resorts. Jackie and John from Newcastle. June 2015

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie. What a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and made so much use of the roof terrace. We are always pleased when our guests are happy with our apartments. We try to provide everything our guests need for their holiday and Phil has now put a pool table on the roof so maybe a BBQ and a game of pool is on the cards for next year? Look forward to your return visit. Many kind regards. Chrissy.
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glasgow
5

fab apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a great week in apartment A it was spotless clean with everything you will need. The private roof terrace with the best views just as Chrissy said.

Chrissy and Phil are great hosts nothing was any trouble for them,always there if needed to answer any questions.

We will recommend the apartments and hope to use them again.

Thanks again for everything.

ann

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann and Andy, thank you for lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our lovely views. Thoroughly enjoyed our day out. Thanks for your company. Do hope we see you again in the future. Take good care. Chrissy.
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Hullbridge, Essex
5

Delightful Experience

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotless, with everything anyone might want and ideal for our winter break. Chrissy and Phil made us most welcome and as described in another review we arrived as quests and left as friends. We know that area of Spain very well but any local information was readily supplied by Chris & Phil. We would have no hesitation in recommending either of the apartments and our own daughter is using the A apartment next summer. On our last day the views from the roof terrace was spectacular including a clear sight of Africa. We will certainly use one of these apartment's again on our next trip out.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve thank you so much for your kind review. Enjoyed your company greatly but next time can we drink the bubbly (and wine!) after I have cooked dinner! Looking forward to meeting more of your family. So pleased you enjoyed our little place in the sun. Many kind regards to you and Patsy. Chrissy and Phil
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23 August 2014

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at Chrissy and Phil's one bedreoomed apartment. It was very clean and comfortable and had all those little extra's like beach towels,inflatables for the pool and cooler bags. Being on the ground floor there were sliding patio doors with a lovely outside relaxing area with table and chairs and umbrella ( August so was very hot ) with access to the shared plunge pool - lots of plants and flowers.

Upstairs you have private access to the most special roof terrace (table,chairs,sun loungers, BBQ ) with amazing views of the sea and mountains - watching the boats sail by whilst watching the sunset with a beer or glass of wine... what holidays are all about... and we also very much enjoyed our roof terrace BBQ with Chrissy and Phil and Cat the cat also joined us!

The local community pool was excellent and only 2mins walk away and was just a couple of Euro's for the day - our 10 yr old loved it.

We would recommend the Biopark Zoo at night and we enjoyed the Aqua park even though it was very busy.

Chrissy and Phil really made the holiday extra special for us with all their advice and help - Phil took us to the local supermarket/cash point to stock up and he runs a little taxi service for guests he just needs notice so he can plan around his other work.

Thank you you both for a fantastic week and you never know you may well see us again. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Julie and Ernie, thanks so much for your lovely review. Was lovely having you both here and of course my lovely little Adam. Hope all is good with you all. Enjoyed our chats and miss listening to Adam having such a good time in the pool. We will drop in on you when we come over and hope you come to see us again one day. Stay safe, keep warm. Chrissy and Phil xx
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United Kingdom
5

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Just home from staying at this lovely apartment. Phil & Chris were the perfect hosts. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment and it was lovely but had a look at the studio and was just as nice. Area was quiet and so relaxing, the views from the top terrace are out of this world, you could sit for hours looking out to the sea or the mountains. The apartment was spotless and they had everything you would need. Phil was a great taxis driver and took you wherever you wanted to go, if they were going to town they would give you a shout "do you need anything or would you like to go", but always give you your private space. It was nice to have their local knowledge for restaurants, shops etc. Would go back in the morning if we could but hope to see them both again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sally and Ian, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for your lovely review. Always like to hear when someone appreciates my cleaning skills ( haha). Thanks for such a fantastic evening and your great company. Do hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Look out for us on the lane. Chrissy and Phil.
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Location

From the Owner

We chose this area for it´s peace and quiet but being not too far from a little night life. Fuengirola and La Calla are 5 mins away. The local beach is a short stroll away and has its own little chiringuito where we love to go for an evening drink. We chose this particular villa for its stunning views. We are on the highest point and not one person has gone on to our roof top terrace without saying WOW.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The lovely local beach is approximately 5 minutes walking distance.The lovely chiringuito El Tropicano sits right on the beach and is a lovely setting for a romantic meal or just a few drinks served by the friendly staff. The long sandy beach of La Cala is 5 minutes by car and has a selection of restaurants and bars on the beach front. The beautiful popular beach of Cabopino is just 10 minutes by car. All beaches are easily accessible by the local bus service which runs every 20 minutes.

Travel:

Malaga airport is 20 minutes away by car. Nearest train station is Fuengirola 10 minutes away which runs directly to the airport.

Distances:

It is 5 minutes by car to the lively town of Fuengirola which has a large weekly market and the popular water park or 5 minutes to the picturesque coastal village of La Cala. Torremolinos and Benalmadena are 15 minutes drive away and the ever popular resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus are just 20 minutes away. The famous white washed village of Mijas pueblo with its donkey taxis and oldest bullring in Andalucia is 15 minutes by car or is accessible by bus.

Further Details:

A short stroll will bring you to Playa Marina which is a little strip of bars/restaurants. Wether you prefer Chinese, Indian,Mexican, Thai or Spanish cuisine you will find it all here.A large selection of restaurants, shops and banks are located in La Cala, a lovely little Spanish town set on the beach. The lively resort of Fuengirola is 5 mins by taxi or bus. There is a local supermarket, restaurants and bar just 3 minutes stroll away. The beautiful zoo in Fuengirola is a must do for a lovely day out as is Crocodile park or get up close and personal with Dolphins at Selwo park. Tivoli world theme park in Benalmadena is open from 4 in the evening for those that like a little excitement. Water activities and fishing trips are available from the Smile High club set in Fuengirola port. Enjoy having a quiet relaxing break or get out and about and enjoy the local attractions. The choice is yours.

Prices and Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking confirmation by phone or email. A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking. The balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible and there are no specific arrival or departure times, we are here to suit your needs.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • library
  • live theatre
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Golf ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: These apartments have the distinct advantage of not being on a complex, so peace and quiet is assured. Ideal for couples wishing to holiday together but in separate accommodation.Booking with friends means you have private use of all the amenities. Your enjoyment is important to us and we are always on hand to help or assist in any way we can. Airport transfers are available and a welcome pack is provided free of charge as is a mid stay clean if requested. Outside: The outside roof terrace boasts stunning views of the sea, Mijas mountain range and the popular winter ski resorts of the Sierra Nevada mountains.On a clear day Gibralta and Africa can be seen. Tables, chairs, parasol, sun beds and cushions are provided. The local pool is just a 2 minute walk away. A small pool is new for 2012 and is shared between the 2 apartments.

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