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Apartment Overlooking Pool And Gardens, Our Other Has Sea/ Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain - Quiet Location, 5 Minutes To The Beach, Close To Arroyo Train Station And Bonanza And Ibensa Squares

This is a modernised 2 bedroom apartment (April 2017) and sleeps 4 comfortably. The apartment is on the 2nd floor, overlooking the gardens and pool and gets afternoon sun each day. An ideal base for couple or small families. There are plenty of attractions close by, Tivoli world, Sea Life, Aqualand, Crocodile Park, Selwo Dolphin Park. Also within a short walking distance is Paloma park where you can feed the ducks, have a stroll and chill out. We also have another apartment on the same floor which has been modernised. So ideal if two families want to holiday together but want their own space. The apartment is in a quiet residential area of Benalmadena. We also have other apartments in different blocks, please enquire. Puerto Marina is ten minutes away and there are lots of restaurants, gift shops and activities for people of all ages. You can catch the ferry to Fuengirola, or hire a yacht!

Registration Number : VFT/MA/11123

About Us

Barry Thompson
White Dove Lodge, Carsic Road
NG17 2BW Sutton in Ashfield
VAT Reg No

Mr B Thompson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Mr B Thompson

We were lucky enough to buy this property quite a few years ago and have made lots of changes over the years. In 2017 new aircon has been fitted in each room, we had a new bathroom fitted with rain shower head over the full sized bath, new kitchen with ambient led lighting. New beds with orthopedic mattresses have been put in all apartments. We enjoy doing something each year to all our apartments. In January 2018 we retiled the apartment all the way through and it looks fantastic!

Mr B Thompson purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Mr B Thompson chose Benalmádena

We chose this property for its central location, close to all amenities and local transportation. The apartment gets afternoon sun which we enjoy. The apartment is in a quiet residential area of the resort but close enough to the hustle and bustle of the popular Ibensa and Bonanza Squares.

What makes this apartment unique

Getting afternoon sun every day is great as you can enjoy a traditional sangria on the balcony or a nice cup of tea. You're in a quiet location of a beautiful resort where you can do absolutely nothing or keep yourself busy every single day. The complex is close to all amenities and us in walking distance to the wonderful Marina, local train station and Ibensa and Bonanza Squares.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is bar far the best apartment we have stayed in in Benalmadena. The thoughtful owners welcomed us with an excellent hospitality basket and they have made the apartment home from home. It’s had a recent renovation and everything looks brand new. We come over four or five times in the year and won’t stay any where else now. Thank you Barry and Claire for such a wonderful time and we look forward to returning in a few weeks time.
Dec 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Benalmádena in Valle del Guadalhorce

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over the bath, WC, bidet and vanity unit. We supply Gilchrist and Soames Spa therapy hand wash and hand lotion, and bars of soap.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. TV with own digi box in one of the bedrooms. Tvs receive free to air channels presently.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: We also have another apartment on the same floor on the opposite side and we have other apartments close by. Arroyo de la Miel, a lovely Spanish village is close by. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The local market is held here each week. The amusement park Tivoli World is located here, so too is the cable car ride up the mountain and a fabulous bird show takes place twice a day (weather depending) The mattresses on the beds are orthapaedic so very comfortable and firm. The apartments are set in a quiet location of Benalmadena, close to the beach and fifteen minutes from the Marina. A short ten minute walk brings you to the train station at Arroyo de la Miel. Coin airconditioning/heating for your convenience. If you wish to have beach towels please ask before arrival so we can get them ready for you. Outside: The swimming pool is generally open late May/early June to end September/beginning October and depending on weather. The pool is not heated. The pool is situated in the gardens and you can get shade from the trees. Utility Room: No utility room, but we provide an airer for you to dry your clothes on. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Sheets and towels are provided. Changed once a week on 2wk stays. Beach towels on request. Please note there is an additional charge of £50/50 euro for housekeeper at the end of stay. If on special offer the housekeeper will not call during your stay. Other: Balcony with table and chairs. You are welcome to smoke on the balcony.


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Apartment Overlooking Pool And Gardens, Our Other Has Sea/ Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

The best place we have stayed in Benalmadena

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were delighted with our apartment and the welcome pack was extremely welcomed, it included beer, wine and soft drinks, biscuits, sweets, crisps, bread, butter and ham.

The beds were very comfortable and we slept very well. There was plenty of towels and we asked for beach towels which were left out for us.

We enjoyed days around the pool which was very clean and the gardens are well kept as well.

We liked the location as well due to it being close to Arroyo and the marina.

We have already booked our next stays with the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great hospitality from the owners throughout our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay in apartment 203 where everything was perfect. It has recently been renovated and we were the second Guests in and we could see the owners Barry and Claire had put much thought into everything from the fridge full of goodies on our arrival from the milk for a cuppa, beer to refresh us and bottles of red and white wine we both enjoyed on the balcony. There was plenty tea, coffee, sugar and hot chocolate to drink as well. Although we didn't eat in much as it was so cheap to eat out the kitchen was very well designed with full oven, hob and cooker hood, microwave with grill, fridge/freezer and a brilliant washing machine that had a great fast wash cycle. The beds were better than we have at home and mattresses lovely and thick and crisp linen sheets and large fluffy towels and on arrival we had towel art on the bed and a nice touch of a chocolate on each pillow. The bathroom was amazing with a rainforest shower, towel warmer and there was plenty of hot water all day every day. There was a tv in the living room and one of the bedrooms and it was great that we could watch different channels at the same time. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony most days although two days at the beginning it was rainy! We thoroughly enjoyed Benalmadena and walked our feet off as everything was close at hand. We went to Malaga on the train a few times and found the city welcoming and will definitely go back when we return to Benalmadena again. The public transport is frequent and timetables easy to follow and the fares excellent. We shall be returning again and as we are now retired will hope to stay for six weeks each stay and want to come over four times a year as we like to get away as often as we can now and enjoy our retirement. Thank you Barry and Claire we can see how much hard work you have put into apartment 203 and it was great to meet you at last. You really do go that extra mile and now we don't want to stay anywhere else. We shall be in touch shortly.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cielomar apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment which we stayed in April then again in September. The apartment is immaculate clean and all furnishings and fittings are of a high standard . The owners Barry and Claire we met and they are friendly and really care about their guests. Lovely little touches cold beer in fridge when we arrived and a guest hospitality tray . The apartment is home from home and all you need are your clothes . There is even body wash and body lotion supplied. Both myself and husband will only stay in this apartment in future as there could not be anything better .

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen Thank you for your review. Your review us about another of our apartments you stayed in and not the one advertised on Owners Direct, but we still want to thank you for such a nice review. It was lovely to meet both you and your husband on your recent stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards FUTURE GUESTS PLEASE NOTE THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT ANOTHER APARTMENT WE HAVE IN A DIFFERENT BUILDING. Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Snug, El Refugio, The Harp
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Benalamdena Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Arroyo de la Miel
Nearest Restaurant
El Refugio
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
0.4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

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The nearest beach Gloria Bendita is a 5 minute downhill walk. 2 sunbeds and a parasol is 9 euro a day (June '17.) There are plenty of beaches along the coast and if the fancy takes you even a nudist one too!

The beautiful Puerta Marina is a leisurely 10 minute walk away, there are international restaurants and plenty of boat excursions available.

Please be aware there are lots of beaches along the coast, our nearest is 5 minutes away. The beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag.


The apartment is a 15 minute drive from Malaga airport. Car hire is not essential, but if wanted there are plenty of car hire places. If you hire a car please let us know so we can give you the fob to the private car park and tell you where to park. The approx cost of a taxi from Malaga airport to Benalmadena is 25 euro. We also recommend Taxibenalmadena but you need to contact him in advance please ask us for details. If you wish to take the train the cost is approx €2.00 (June '17) per person to Arroyo de la Miel. The local taxi service is very efficient and reliable. Taxi no 0034952441545 and for Taxibenalmadena please contact us for details.


Arroyo de la Miel is a 5 minute walk and the white washed village of Mijas a twenty minute car journey. Malaga, which was the city of culture in 2016 is approx 30 minute train ride into the city and 3.40 euro return from Arroyo de la Miel). If you wish to go to Gibraltar, the approx cost by coach is €15, look out for special deals, the journey takes around 11/2 hours.

Further Details:

There are supermarkets close to the apartment serving freshly baked bread and groceries numerous international restaurants are close by and banks within walking distance. The well known Bonanza Square (the British area) is a 5 minute walk away. There are a choice of restaurants and cafe bars to a wonderful ice cream parlour. Arroyo de la Miel (the Spanish area) is a short distance away and well worth a visit. An atm machine is situated on Bonanza Square if you need to get euros out of your account, and there are plenty of banks close by. There is a Church for all dominations on Bonanza Square and Mass is taken there.

There lots of great tapas bars in the resort and we recommend trying El Refugio at Edificio Cielomar. For quality tasting cocktails try The Snug also at Edificio Cielomar. Also there is The Harp Bar where you can get delicious meals at excellent prices.

There is a folder in each apartment with leaflets from many of our favourite places to eat and suggestions of places to visit and the local attractions nearby.

We have a great team working for us so there is always someone at hand if you're wanting or needing something.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Benalmádena, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Keep the summer going
1 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please call to enquire about availability. A 50% deposit is required on booking with the remainder 8 weeks prior to departure. Keys will be sent direct or given in resort. Please note there is an additonal charge of 50 euro for the housekeeper/service charge when they call in after your stay. Please check our facebook page, Holiday Apartments in Benalmadena to see what events may be on during your stay, this page is updated regularly. We are now taking bookings for 2018/19
Changeover Day:
We have Sunday as our changeover day but this can be flexible in low season. Please note check in time after 12noon, check out no later than 11am. If the housekeeper is still cleaning, you can leave your cases on the balcony whilst they finish off

Notes on prices:
There is an additional charge for the housekeeper of 50euro.

If you are on the special offer you are responsible for the laundry. We will leave sufficient for your stay. The housekeeper will call at the end of your stay.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Verbal enquiries will be cancelled within a week if no deposit is received.

Christmas booking 2018 now being taken, call for special offers. Prices start from £187 per week.

Junta de Andalucia Tourist Licence Number CTC2017047663

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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