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Luxurious Penthouse with Own Roof Top Pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Penthouse Rio Real, Marbella, Costa del Sol - Gated Community 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Luxury penthouse apartment with wrap around terraces. Own private pool. 3 double bedrooms all with large en-suite bathrooms. Fully fitted kitchen. Large drawing room, TV room, hall and dining hall. Italian marble throughout. Own pool. Private underground parking, Penthouse lift access. Elegantly furnished. Situated within easy reach of the Rio Real Golf Course, Golden Mile Beach and Marbella. Fully air-conditioned and has marble fireplaces

Janey Howell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Janey Howell

Glad to share this fabulous property with likeminded guests . We hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we always do.

Janey Howell purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Janey Howell chose Marbella

Being the penthouse you are as isolated as you wish to be, with your own penthouse pool, huge terraces and beautiful views of the sea and the mountains. However the night life and beach life is only a few minutes away. There is in house security onsite. I know you will have a fantastic time and hope you will care for our home as much as if it were your own.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment blocks are only 3 storey and on the hillside so the surrounding area views are wonderful. Our penthouse is the only one with its own pool. the views from the wraparound terrace are marvelous and the sunsets spectacular.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marbella in Costa del Sol Occidental

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please secure all windows and doors when away from apartment.
  • Please keep windows and french doors closed when air conditioning is on
  • Please do not have glass around the pool area - there are plastic glasses and jugs supplied
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , very large marble bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with spa bath, wc, double wash basins and separate power shower. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2, separate power shower, wc and marble wash basin. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with bath, W.C. separate power shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , large double ensuite bedroom with own balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , large bedroom ensuite with direct access to terrace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , wonderfully large en-suite with direct access to terrace
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with super king size double bed. Bedroom 2 accessed through bedroom 1 or through own terrace door with King size double bed. Bedroom 3 King size double bed with own terrace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Penthouse situated in maintained gardens. Apartment has a walled terrace garden running around it. Own private unheated pool on terrace. BBQ and outdoor sink. Pool maintained weekly in season. Outdoor furniture includes loungers, sofa's, dinning tables. All towels, beach towels, tea towels and bed linen are included and changed weekly. The property will visited by staff at the beginning of your stay and then cleaned on your departure. Or where staying longer than 6 nights - the property will be cleaned once a week. You are expected to remove your own trash. Extra cleaning costs upon request.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Gorgeous, spacious and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week in the lovely penthouse in August 2017. The penthouse is big with the three bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. The largest room is stunning with the most beautiful bathroom and views. The smallest double bedroom is accessed through the main bedroom so we put our four children in those two rooms. Both those rooms had their own sliding doors out onto the wrap around terrace. We took the other bedroom which is across the corridor, overlooking the mountains and sea with our own balcony. We could sit in bed and look at the sea. The pool was fabulous and is a really decent size for a ‘plunge’ pool.

Getting there: Our iPhone satnav told us we had arrived some way before we had, so keep going and follow Janey’s instructions and you’ll find it (keep going way past the Birdie Club). We hired a car from Miami Cars and they were great. The only thing is if they ask you if you want to pay in euros or pounds opt for euros as they can give you any exchange rate. The lift key will take you all the way to the penthouse and we found a slight jiggle (slightly pull it out) got it to work first off.

The nearest beach is a short drive down the hill and for €5 the parking attendants will take your car and park it for you in the small car park, which is great as you don’t need to worry about finding parking spaces. We tried getting a taxi into town one night but had no luck, so I think this can be tricky in peak season, especially with six of us!

The supermarket is a short drive away and is in the big Canada shopping mall with places to eat and boutique shops. It was noticeable how much cheaper food and alcohol are to buy in the supermarkets than the UK.

Marbella town is just one exit away on the main road and I recommend the boat trip round to Puerto Banus one evening.

All in all the penthouse is gorgeous, spacious and comfortable and provided the perfect base to get around the region or simply to just chill!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had such a super time and that you loved the penthouse as much as my family does. Its great to share it with like-minded people. best wishes Janey
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  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. It was beautiful, clean and felt like paradise. The views were also amazing. It was 20 minutes from the centre which wasn't a problem as taxi's were easy to get hold of but if you can rent a car that'll be best.

Thank you for having us at your penthouse it was an amazing holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - I am glad that you all had such a good time and thank you for taking care of the Penthouse
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Beautifully presented apartment

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment on the hillside overlooking Marbella. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need, is very spacious with a lot of outside space and a lovely dip pool. A car is a necessity as there are no shops or restaurants nearby. Janey, the owner, provided all the information we needed and kept in touch with us prior to and on arrival at the apartment. We arrived a bit early and the housekeeping team were still finishing off but the lovely Theresa and her colleagues gave us a very warm welcome. If you need a quiet relaxing holiday this apartment is just what you need.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to share our beautiful spanish home with you and for such a special occasion. I will send on your kind message to our housekeeper. I do hope we can host you and your family again in the future. Thank you for looking after our penthouse and for your kind comments about the paintings - some by one of our daughters and some by my father in law.
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Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

We were a little nervous about renting a home in Spain from the USA, but Janey opened the communication channels right from the start and any concern quickly subsided. Our family of five arrived in Malaga, rented a car and drove to the home where we stayed for 6 nights. We did not want to leave- the home is truly AMAZING! The terrace with its many seating and dining areas offers phenomenal views of the mountains and Med. The pool was a fantastic feature to have all to ourselves- perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. The entire home was clean and well decorated- you truly felt like you were a guest in someone's home- not staying in a rental. There is a full kitchen and large refrigerator (& freezer) which allows you to cook and eat at the unit vs going out in town. (Regarding groceries: we frequented the Supercor Express on A-7 toward Malaga; La Canada has a grocery store which is huge and another option- enter near the McDonald's and you'll find it). Each bedroom was comfortable and we all slept well with the air-conditioning and persianas. Again- we had a wonderful time and highly recommend Janey's home when in Marbella!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Missy, you and your family were wonderful guests and a joy to have to stay. Thank you for your fulsome review - it is lovely to share our lovely penthouse with likeminded people and I do hope you will think of us again if you are thinking of visiting Spain or if in the Caribbean come and stay in our homes in Antigua Janey
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Fantastic location for a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 days at the penthouse apartment and loved every moment of it.

The apartment has everything you could need and is furnished to a very high standard.

We found some excellent restaurants , the best of which was the Trocadero which is only a 5 minute drive away.

We look forward to staying in your apartment again in the future.

Many thanks

Martin & Maria

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is my 4th visit. I love the place!

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse is so well equipped everything you could need is there!

It's so peaceful and relaxing but within a short drive you are amongst bars and restaurants in both directions

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good stay- it's your go to Penthouse !
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Car: recommended


The famous Golden Mile beach is 10 minute walk or a few minutes by car from the Penthouse. Nikki's beach club is to your left and the Marbella beach club to your right on the main old Marbella Road. Loungers, massages, umbrellas are all available for hire as are water sports and activities at Fun beach.


Malaga Airport is 30 minutes away by car. Car hire is recommended although there is a bus to marbella and taxis are plentiful.


Marbella is 2 miles away, Puerto Banus 5 miles, Gibraltar, Ronda, Nerja caves, Granada are all an easy few hours drive. Cadiz and Seville are further and a return trip would take up a day.

Further Details:

Being Marbella, there are many restaurants to choose from in the old town and on the beach. Puerto Banus famous for its fabulous yachts, shopping and nightlife is 10 minutes away. The Rhonda is beautiful and historic - a winding steep road takes about 2 hours to navigate but is worth it. Best supermarket is at la Canada shopping mall which also has fashion shops, cinema and restaurants. This is literary 5 minutes by car from the Penthouse.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:. Keys will be dispatched the week before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Weekday arrivals please. The penthouse is available from 4pm on arrival and we ask you to depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
The prices given are for 6 nights /7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.