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Luxury Beachfront Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

La Perla de la Bahia, Casares Costa, Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain - This Is A Beautiful South Facing Ground Floor Apartment Right On The Beach

The apartment overlooks lush tropical gardens with lantern lit walkways to take you through the manicured gardens with pools, fountains and water falls as you walk to the beach. The property is located in the renowned La Perla development which is the most exclusive in the area and is built in traditional Moorish style with direct access to the blue flagged sandy beaches through private gates. La Perla was featured on Celebrity Fantasy Homes (broadcast Monday Feb. 11th 2013) and was described as a "Luxurious Beachfront Development with absolutely stunning views". There are 4 pools one of which is heated off season. This is a gated community with security guard 24/7 and underground parking which is accessed by lift or stairs. There is a famous chiringuito (beachbar) and a beach restaurant both within 3 minutes walk.

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Des Byrne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Des Byrne

I am a retired businessman and live with my wife in Ireland near Dublin. We bought La Perla from plans in 2000 and took possession in August 2002. Since then we, our three adult children and our friends, have enjoyed every day we have spent here. We have not regretted our purchase for one moment.

Our reasons for purchasing this property were the gardens, the proximity to the beach and the peace and tranquillity of the district as well as the urbanisation.

We jokingly claim to suffer from "La Perlaitis" when we are here. That is when the gates close behind you on arrival the cares of the world are also left behind. We hope our future guests enjoy it as much as we do even after fourteen years.

Des Byrne purchased this apartment in 2002

What makes this apartment unique

We employ a "meet and greet" lady who will meet you on your arrival with the keys. She will show you where to park, where the apartment is located and answer any questions you may have. As she has lived in the area for quite some time she is familiar with all local amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in La Perla. We were delighted with the apartment from the moment we stepped inside. The apartment was very clean and tidy when we arrived. The pools were immaculate as was the whole complex. We would very much like to book for next year. Kate, UK.

We have just returned home after a wonderful vacation in your apartment.

The apartment is ideally located and so well appointed. We will certainly try to return next year. Alison, Bahrain.

We had a wonderful holiday in La Perla. The gardens are magical both in daytime and even more so at night with the lantern lit paths, tinkling fountains and the sea lapping on the beach. It is a very peaceful and secure complex due to the gates and security guards. There are some wonderful restaurants in the area which we found easily thanks to your recommendations and directions. On nights in we kept up to date with UK soaps thanks to the availability of UK TV channels.We will certainly be back again. John, UK.
May 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Tonbridge, Kent , UK

Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is an apartment that we would fully recommend. It is so obviously a second home as it is well stocked with everything needed for an extremely comfortable stay. It is very clean and well- maintained and is in an ideal location for both the beach and the local town of Sabinillas. The tropical gardens are beautiful and are generally quiet and peaceful even at the height of the summer season. The owner Des is particularly helpful and very friendly. We love the apartment so much we are going there again next summer! Thanks Des.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise for taking the time to write this nice review. Looking forward to having you visit again next year. Kind Regards, Des
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th time to La Perla but this was the first time staying at this great apartment where we spent two wonderful weeks. It provided us with everything and more, it was clean and extremely comfortable with plenty of clean towels and bedding, good appliances and there was plenty of kitchen utensil and crockery. The TV was a bonus so my boys were able to watch the Olympics and there was a good wifi connection. The best bit about this holiday apartment was its location, positioned on the ground floor with views out to the pool and sea with its own private garden and covered terrace where we spent most if our evenings/early mornings. La Perla is right next to the beach, near good restaurants and a selection of supermarkets. What more would you what? This is truly a little piece of heaven and one of our most favourite places. We will certainly be back.Thank you Des!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Sue,. You obviously like it as much as we do and you are very welcome to visit again. Best Wishes to you and your family, Des
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  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this delightful apartment. It is spacious, very clean and well equipped (like home from home) with easy access to the pool and beach. Excellent assortment of inland and beach restaurants around. We had a short stay but it was relaxing and peaceful. Would definitely return.Thank you Des.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sara for your kind comments. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to your return visit. Des
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A special Holiday apartment which feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has a superb location in the complex, being ground floor, the furnishings were very good and the comfort level was high.Just being able to walk straight out to the pool and the views were stunning. La Perla really is a little gem whch we never tire of. We have stayed now in four of the apartments on the complex and this one is very special. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped.

It really felt like a home rather than a holiday apartment. Thankyou and we do hope to return. Christine from London.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic accomodation in a prime position

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this area for many years, but never at La Perla. The quality of accomodation was fantastic and the secluded garden, leading to the pool and beach was wonderful. The apartment was very comfortable and clean. There are 2 great beach bars within walking distance and the food at both was excellent.

we will definately be coming again.

Thank you Des for sharing your beautifu apartment with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 stars all the way

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay! The apartment is beautifull, the view stunning and the location perfect. My husband, 2 kids (11 and 5) and myself stayed for almost 2 weeks in La Perla and it was a great experience.

The apartment has all the comfort you need (good beds, great shower, lovely outdoor furniture, dryer, washer etc, etc.) The pictures posted on this site don't do the apartment justice I think.

We usually never go back to the same place twice (because we like to explore more places) but this time every memeber in my family said they want to come back next year.

@ Des: thanks you for letting us rent your beautifull house. We had a wonderfull time. Also thanks for the tips and advice you've given, and the sand toys my daughter could borrow. Hopefully 'till next year.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Marianne. Obviously you & your family loved La Perla as much as we do. I agree with you about the photos - they really don't do it justice. We look forward to having you as guests again next year. Best Regards, Rosaleen & Des.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £171

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking a deposit of 20% of the rental is required. The balance of the outstanding amount is payable not less than four weeks before arrival. There are no additional charges - everything is included in rental price.
A security deposit of £150/€200 is payable in cash on arrival and will be refunded in cash on departure if there are no damages or breakages. For small incidental damage there is no charge. There are no hidden charges - all electricity, water, towels etc. are included.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but departure time is 10.00am and arrival time is 3.00 pm. In certain circumstances it may be possible to vary these times but this is not guaranteed.

Notes on prices:
All towels (beach & bath), water and electricity are included in the price.
Payment accepted in £ or €.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Casares in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Underfloor heating
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Underfloor heating
  • En suite to bedroom 1 - Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, toilet, bidet, two sinks and underfloor heating. En suite to bedroom 2 - shower, toilet, sink and underfloor heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds or King size double. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed can convert to two singles.Ensuite bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king sized bed, can convert to two twins if required, built in wardrobes, safe, fan, a/c and is en suite. Bedroom 2 with super king sized bed which can convert to two twins if required, built in wardrobe, fan, a/c and is en suite.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is privately owned and is furnished to a very high standard and is strictly non smoking. This is our second home and not just a rental property therefore is equipped and furnished to a very high standard for our comfort and needs. Folding bed, high chair, travel cot, baby cutlery & crockery, bed guard & baby bath available. Please ask when booking, . Outside: There is a private garden with sun loungers and shade from nearby palm and pine trees if required. There are two south facing terraces, one covered and one open air, with beautiful views through the gardens and pool to the Mediterranean and North Africa. At night the walkways are lit with terracotta lanterns and the pools are floodlit. There is a gas BBQ on the open air terrace. The covered terrace has a couch, two arm chairs, coffee table and a dining table and chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, clothes airer, mop, brush etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All hand towels, bath towels, beach towels and linen supplied. Linen and towels changed weekly on request small extra cost.

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