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



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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!

Details for holiday apartment Studio B (Studio, Sleeps 2/4), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Although a studio/ apartment this is a firm favourite with all our return guests.This studio is a larger then average living space.In the hall is a wardrobe and storage space.It has a separate kitchen to the right and on the left is the bathroom. You then enter through an archway into a large living area with direct access through patio doors onto the large private terrace with beautiful sea views.Facilities in the lounge are twin beds,sofa, coffee table,dining table and chairs, wall unit and Satellite TV,DVDs books, hairdryer.

The bathroom is fully tiled to high standard with an enclosed shower, wash basin wc and washing machine.

The kitchen has a hob, microwave, sandwich maker, coffee maker, fridge, iron and ironing board. A full range of cooking utensils, is provided.

On the outside terrace table and chairs, sun beds and BBQ are provided.Steps lead down from this terrace to the garden pool. Beach towels/bags, parasol,Inflatables are also provided. In fact everything you need!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Just back from five nights staying in El Faro and I have to echo what the other reviews say. Phil and Chrissy were such lovely hosts, they made us feel so welcome, going above and beyond what you would expect. We were picked up from the airport by Phil and taken shopping to get supplies. We were then offered a choice of apartments (studio or apartment), both were lovely. Clean, fresh with every possible thing you may need. The views from both are stunning, offering panoramic sea views. It is so quiet and peaceful, no cars/roads in view, with just birdsong to keep you company. Chrissy and Phil were on hand for travel advice and offering to take you or pick you up(how kind!).We went to La Cala and Fuengirola, which were both lovely. Phil took us to both and showed us around. We went to the market in La Cala, then had lunch on the seafront. We had an excellent meal at El Patio (Chrissy's recommendation), a couple of minutes walk from the studio. There are also bars/restaurants and a shop a few minutes away. La Cala and Fuengirola are just five minutes away. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here (we already have told family and friends!), as you will not meet nicer people than Chrissy and Phil. You feel completely safe staying here! I read the reviews before booking and they are all accurate. We really did not want to leave! Thank you so much to Chrissy and Phil and Mitzy/Cat ;-) xx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind and lovely review and comments. We do strive to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our guests are so important to us and we hope they leave with lovely memories of a happy stay in our accommodation. We welcome any comments and suggestions to help us continue or improve our service to future guests.
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Great apartment and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my 5 day break in Mijas Costa. Chrissy and Phil were fabulous hosts; they made me feel so welcome and ensured I had everything I needed. I was traveling on my own and really enjoyed their company – we had a good chat and a few drinks :-)

The studio apartment is a great size, well furnished, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. It was so peaceful with fantastic views. The patio was really spacious and ideal for sunbathing and lazing the day away – having the plunge pool was an extra bonus when it got too hot. Great location with easy access to local amenities and the beach. The welcome pack on arrival was great, added touches like that are thoughtful and very much appreciated.

Would definitely recommend staying at Chrissy and Phil’s to family and friends and will hopefully be back some time in the future :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Fiona, thank you so much for your lovely review. We really are lucky to have such nice people coming to stay with us. We do enjoy meeting so many different people from all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed our little trip to La Cala and a good chat. Hope all is going well with you, keep me updated! Chrissy.
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this apartment twice now and wouldn't go anywhere else! Chrissy and phil are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet, fantastic hosts and can't do enough to make you welcome. Beautiful views, ideal location and plenty of choice for local bars and restaurants. What more could you want? Thank you chrissy and phil, be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Brian thank you for your lovely, kind words. Great having you both here again. We do count ourselves lucky when we have such lovely guests returning. We have been very busy here and very HOT! Look forward to your next visit, has to be a drink or two on the terrace. Take good care. Chrissy and Phil.
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Milton Keynes

Safe Haven

  • 5 of 5

10/10 Really can't rate my experience here highly enough or the hospitality. Being a single lady travelling alone to an un-known destination for the first time was very daunting for me. Chrissy and Phil made me feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Having come away to escape quite a stressful time in my life, they took me under their wing. I felt instantly at ease. They checked I was ok daily but equally respected my privacy. It really was the tonic I needed. It has become my sanctuary and I will be returning regularly, I've even left my toiletries for next time!! See you soon and 'thankyou for everything'.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Sussex

*******A LITTLE GEM********

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a 4 night mini break staying in this delightful studio apartment which was highly recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed! Beautifully furnished and well maintained all round, spotlessly clean and bright with quality linen and towels. Every little detail thought about and everything to hand including a well stocked kitchenette (with welcome pack) and all you would need for a day out on the beach or relaxing on the lovely terrace which leads straight out from the studio giving the apartment a real feel of space and open living, perfect for a relaxing BBQ. We loved it and enjoyed the peace, quiet and glorious views. Chrissy and Phil are wonderful hosts, nothing is too much trouble, we arrived as guests and left as friends and will be returning at the next opportunity!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

This studio is a little home from home spotless, fresh towels and bedding .water wine milk etc. on arrival .Chrissy and Phil make you feel really welcome in fact so welcome we have already booked our next visit to this little gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Eric and Joan, thank you so much for your kind words and so glad you felt welcome. Was lovely meeting 2 lovely people, but then you are from The Pool so enough said! Look forward to seeing you in June and sharing a glass or two on the terrace. Take good care, keep in touch. Chrissy and Phil xx
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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


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.


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


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.


Rental rates

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Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

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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.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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