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Luxury Beachfront Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

PLEASE NOTE: Since May 31st 2016 Owners Direct have imposed, without my consent, a surcharge of 6% - 15% on the cost of renting my property. This is paid directly to Owners Direct and is in addition to the substantial fee which I pay to advertise on their site. I have asked them to remove this surcharge but they have refused. Please email or phone me for an exact quote.

More Details

Des Byrne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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.My contact details are +353 eight seven two eight four six six zero six

desmbyrne at hotmail dot com

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Costa del Sol Occidental in Province of Málaga

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • 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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Luxury Beachfront Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Picture Perfect Property In A Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

La Perla is a stunning, safe & peaceful place to stay. The grounds are immaculate, there are a number of pools to choose from (lifeguard included), that ensure that it never seems overcrowded, & the beach & a couple of lovely beach-bars are just a few steps through the gate.

Travelling with 2 young boys this ground floor property was ideal for us & the outdoor area of this property was perfect - an outdoor seating & eating area & a grassed area with 2 sun-loungers meant that we spent a couple of nights using the BBQ & relaxing at the property.

The property itself was spacious, immaculately clean & very well-equipped, there were lots of towels & beach towels which saves a lot of space in the suitcase!

Des, the owner, offered excellent customer service from the start & provided us with all the information that we needed about the area & the property.

I would highly recommend this property to couples & families alike & hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, Thank you so much for your glowing and detailed review. We bought because of the reasons you highlighted - safe & peaceful, ground floor, garden, beach and beach bars. They make life at La Perla so easy and relaxed. I look forward to welcoming you on a return visit. Kind Regards, Des
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Home from home in beautiful complex

  • 5 of 5

First impressions count for a lot. As soon as we arrived we knew we were going to love the apartment. And we were right. This spacious, Beautifully furnished and well equipped apartment was just what we needed for a complete week of chill out. Private garden to sunbathe and just a few yards from the pool for regular cool-downs. Beach bar a stones throw from the La Perla complex and only a 15 minute walk to nearby Sabinillas. Can you tell - we loved it!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mick for your review. We also enjoy the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere at La Perla. As it is our second home and not just a rental property we furnished and equipped it to suit our needs. We look forward to welcoming you and Jill again in the future. Best Regards, Des
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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: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 18-May-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: 05-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
La Sal
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Sal
Car: recommended


The beach is 2 km long, blue flagged with life guards in summer and is just outside the boundary of the development.


Malaga airport 85km - 50 minutes drive.

Gibralter airport 40km - 25 minutes drive.


Seville, Malaga, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Tarifa, Ronda and Grenada are all within easy reach by car.

Further Details:

The local Spanish fishing village of Sabinillas has a number of supermarkets, a pharmacy, shops, banks and other services including an English speaking doctor and dentist and is a 20 minute walk along the beach or 2km by car. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, many within walking distance while the rest are just a short drive away. There is a taxi rank 2 minutes walking distance. One of the best restaurants is 10km inland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Costa del Sol Occidental, Andalusia

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.19

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 €.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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