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Newly Refurbished, Shared Pool, Lovely Gardens, Short Walk To Beach,WIFI, aircon - Ground Floor apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 979 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Ground Floor apartment

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor apartment with garden, air con and wifi in Benamara. Sleeps 5/6

About the property

2 superb apts in Benamara

2 beautiful apartments, fully equipped and suitable for sun worshipers, golfers, families and those who want a relaxing holiday. These apartments are spacious and have new and modern furnishings to make your stay there easy and fun, now with wifi and air con. Great garden (ground floor apt) and terrace (first floor apt), and a huge communal pool only a minute's walk away. Benamara beach and the Salduna beach restaurant is just a few minutes walk (400m). Fantastic restaurants nearby too (Cocomo, Tanino, Lebanese, Chilli Tex Mex, Robin Hood Inn, Senator Hotel to name a few!)

We are the owners of the upstairs and downstairs apartment so if you are a larger group or need more space, why not rent both of them?

NB - the issue with the electricity tripping mentioned in the reviews has now been resolved (Feb 2017.)

More Details

Laura Shipley
Member since: 2012
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Laura Shipley

The ground floor apartment has been owned by my family since 1984, and we have enjoyed many wonderful holidays there over the years - as children, teenagers, and adults. We have recently modernized and refurbished the apartment making it more suitable for year-round use and for groups of friends, families, golfers etc.

As bookings from our family, friends and many repeat guests have increased over the years, we decided to purchase the upstairs apartment in June 2015. We have added an internal spiral staircase and interlocking door so the apartments can be rented together by one group or separately. The apartments are now perfect as holiday rentals for two families, larger groups, or a smaller group wanting en suite, spacious accommodation. We look forward to sharing them with you in 2015 and beyond!

Laura Shipley purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Laura Shipley chose Estepona

We love the sunny climate of the Costa Del Sol, and its ease of access from the UK. The garden (ground floor apt) and terrace (first floor apt) is a real 'sun-trap,' and although the apartments are only a short walk from the local amenities, the area is quiet and still feels relaxing and peaceful. The nightlife of Puerto Banus is there if you want it, or there are hundreds of quieter local restaurants and bars if that's more your thing!

What makes this apartment unique

The property is situated in a well-established development, which benefits from much larger communal gardens and is more spacious than newer developments. The swimming pool has to be seen to be believed, (it is huge!) though never feels crowded even in July and August. There really is something for everyone here - I hope you enjoy your holiday here as much as our family does!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have visited this apartment many times and love the variety of activities there are to do in the area. My husband plays golf and there are so many courses for him to chose from. I prefer to wander round the designer shops at Puerto Banus and people-watch at the lovely cafes there. The apartment is beautifully decorated and has everything we need for our holiday. The kids love the enormous pool and huge grassy areas where they can play safely, and there's a children's play area just near the pool. The garden at the apartment is great for tanning and very peaceful. We love the vast selection of restaurants - Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Japanese & English, all within a 10 minute walk, and Cocomo's cocktail bar is highly recommended. We will definitely come back next year. JB, Herts.

We had a great golfing break here in September. It was easy to get to from Malaga airport and perfectly located for all the courses in the area. I'll be back next year with my family. MT, Essex.
May 2012
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable booking deposit payable upon confirmation of the booking.
Remaining balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival.
Refundable security deposit of £200 payable with final rental payment - refunded within 2 weeks of departure subject to satisfactory inspection and return of keys. This payment is separate from the cost of renting the villa and is to cover any damage that may occur (fair wear & tear accepted.)
Booking terms & conditions will be emailed upon confirmation of booking.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day and arrival / departures times.
There are on site property management agents if you have any problems during your stay.
Smoking only allowed outside

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for long term lets and returning clients.
Stays of less than 7 days may be subject to additional £40 cleaning charge.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 979 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - family bathroom, bath, shower over bath, wc, 2 sinks Bathroom 2 - en suite to bedroom 2, shower, wc, sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with superking or 2 twin beds Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds (can be pushed together or separate) Sheets and a blanket provided in the summer, duvets available in the winter if required.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Air con in bedrooms, portable fans, heaters, upvc glazing so suitable for all year round use. Outside: 'Sun-trap' garden with 4 sunbeds with large soft cushions, shaded patio with table and seating for 6. Kettle style bbq. Huge community swimming pool 1 minute's walk away with sunbeds and sun shades / trees (private - Benamara owners & guests' use only.) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels & linen are provided. Please bring beach towels. Mid-stay cleans / linen changes can be arranged.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Ground Floor apartment
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 12 reviews

great apartment great complex

  • 5 of 5

would recommend this apartment to anyone great location for restaurants and bars and a great gatored pool area with vast grass surroundings great bus routes to estapona and marballa thankyou again laura for a great stay

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin, I'm glad you had a great holiday.
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Fantastic apartment and amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

Property was perfect and Laura was great to deal with. Very professional and very quick to respond to any questions.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, nice, all appliances you need, fine location, nice garden. Could be a bit cleaner.

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay, would surely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Great apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, very clean and spacious. Has everything you need. Good location. Very safe for people with children.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, fantastic location and great owner

  • 5 of 5

We have recently stayed at Laura's ground floor apartment on Benamara. I must say that the apartment was fantastic. Very clean and spacious and a perfect location near the pool, restaurants and bars.

Also, Laura was great to deal with. Nothing seemed like too much trouble and was always very quick to respond to queries.

I can highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carl, I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed the apartment. Please recommend it to your friends and family who are thinking of visiting the area. Thank you again for your booking.
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Modern, spacious, & child friendly apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property with great facilities - above and beyond the norm - the owners have thought of everything, including an electric juicer for that freshly pressed juice in the morning! Super bathroom with fab shower as well as an ensuite. Comfy beds and great space to relax when having a break from the heat. Kids delighted by TV and plenty of seating. Large dining area too.

Apartment feels very secluded with its enclosed and gated garden. Privacy whilst having all the benefits of being on a complex; kids can make friends, local shops and a stunning pool - again gated so no concerns about little ones. This was by far our most relaxing family holiday to date. Hope to book again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Robin Hood Bar & Restaurant,Cocomo, Senator Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Guadalmina, Atalaya
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Lebanese, Chilli Tex Mex, Cocomo, Robin Hood
Nearest Ski
228 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Tennis holidays - coaching can be arranged at Bel-Air Tennis club (5 mins drive.) English speaking coaches, mix-ins, sociable club - no membership required.

Walking holidays - many walks / hikes into the Spanish campo to see more of rural Spain. Guide book available in the apartment.


Many safe, sandy beaches near to Benamara. Heaven beach Guadalpin beaches are family friendly and offer entertainment and water sports. Plaza beach at Puerto Banus has a dance music daily in the summer months. Nikki Beach (Marbella) and The Ocean Club (Puerto Banus) are great beach party venues, and only a short drive away. San Pedro and Estepona towns and beaches are ideal for families. Salduna Restaurant, Benamara beach (5 min walk) shingle/pebble in places, recommend wearing beach shoes.


68km from Malaga airport

63km from Gibraltar airport

Malaga airport is the most convenient and has a good choice of flights (approx 45mins drive.) Gibraltar is also an option and is approximately 1 hour's drive.

Many airlines serving both airports including Easyjet, British Airways, Monarch, TUI and Ryanair.

Good selection of car hire companies at Malaga airport ( preferred.)

Car hire is advised, though not essential. Can arrange airport transfers.


7km from Puerto Banus - marina, shops, restaurants, nightlife

5km from San Pedro de Alcantara - town, beaches

14km from Benahavis - Spanish village, fantastic restaurants

13km from Estepona - town, beaches, old town and marina (Puerto Estepona)

20km from Marbella - larger town, shops, marina, beaches, sightseeing, Orange Square, nightlife

58km from Ronda - Spanish town in mountains, culture

88km from Tarifa - amazing beaches & kitesurfing

200km from Granada

237km from Seville

Further Details:

The development is beach side with the apartment just 5 minute stroll to the beach. There is a wide selection of international restaurants within walking distance. There are shops and supermarkets within a few minutes walk. Winter months are ideal for golfers and there are plenty of courses within a 15 minute drive of the apartment. The closest are Guadalmina South, Atalaya, Marbella Club and El Paraiso (5-10 min drive.). Summer months are very hot and it's a fantastic location for a summer holiday.

Activities in the area include Golf, Hiking, Nightlife, Scuba diving, Shopping (Puerto Banus, Marbella), Sightseeing tours (Ronda, Marbella, Gibraltar, Granada) Sunbathing, Swimming pool, Tennis Club 5 min drive.

The apartment is situated between Marbella and Estepona close to the town of San Pedro de Alcantara. The development is next to the luxury Grand Plaza, Estepona hotel which offers facilities for non residents (gym, spa, indoor/outdoor pool, pool bar, restaurants.)

It is a 10 minute drive to glitzy Puerto Banus. Local towns for sightseeing are Estepona, San Pedro d'Alcantara and Marbella (10-15 minutes drive).

Plenty of local amenities within walking distance of the apartment, so car hire is not essential. Good public transport service and taxis.

Estepona is a typical Spanish town and offers a beautiful tree lined promenade and excellent harbour area with some lovely cafes. There are many tapas bars in the town and some excellent restaurants along the sea front.

Marbella Old town and the area around Orange square is a fantastic place to enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice or a coffee. Ronda is a traditional Spanish village in the mountains and is approximately 45 minutes away. Seville is approximately 2 hours drive and the Alhambra Palace at Granada is spectacular and within a 2.5 hour drive.

Selwo adventure park is only a 10 minute drive away towards Estepona and the water park at Fuengirola is within 30 minutes of Benamara.