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Beautiful Spanish Rustic Townhouse next to Beach & Marbella's Stunning Old Town

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Townhouse in Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain - Spacious 3 Bed & 3 Bath, 300 Meters From The Beach & Next To All Local Amenities

This beautiful, spacious and traditional Townhouse is situated right in the heart of Marbella, bordering the picturesque old-town containing the famous orange square. Fully refurbished internally, it is decorated in a rustic style, wonderfully combining the modern and the traditional to create an elegant, open and comfortable living environment. Less than 300 meters from the beach, and a stones throw from wonderful food and traditional Spanish markets, the property is close to all local amenities including supermarkets, commercial centers, theatre, cinema, Spa’s, gym, hairdressers, restaurants and bars. The busy night-life of Marbella and the many fine restaurants & tapas bars are all within very short walking distance, yet the location is conveniently and quietly removed from the hustle and bustle of Marbella.

James Goulding
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About James Goulding

I have lived in Spain for 10 years now and love the culture and climate. That is why I love the Marbella barrio where my house is located - it mixes the culture of normal Spain and the Marbella old town with the simplistic pleasures of nearby beach and night-life. Its what makes the return to the Northern Europe so difficult!!

James Goulding purchased this house in 2007

Why James Goulding chose West Costa del Sol

I have lived in this property regularly over the last 5 to 6 years and bought it primarily for its location in the heart of a Spanish Neighbourhood while still being close to the beach, old town and bars/restaurants of Marbella. I have always tried to holiday in places where I get a taste of real culture, and staying here has allowed me to do just that. Being from a northern European climate myself, the luminous aspect of the house with large windows and lots of sunlight have been a pleasant change from the dark artificial light of where I grew up. And obviously, the roof terrace has seen many a late night and empty bottle of Spanish Vino. I just hope that others can enjoy the property as much as I have over the years!

What makes this house unique

If you like Spanish culture and fancy time away from the "one-size-fits-all" Holiday experience, then the surrounds of the Marbella old town is the perfect place to stay. The house is located in a proper Spanish "barrio" with the everyday comings and goings of Spanish life and café culture, yet just a stones throw from the history of the Spanish old town, the glamour of the Puerto Deportivo, or the lazy Marbella beaches. Absolutely everything is nearby, with the wonderful and contrasting choices of culture and relaxation versus tourist hedonism practically on your doorstep every day of your holiday.


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(5 traveller reviews)


Relaxing Week in Marbella

  • 5 of 5
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This town house is in well positioned in the old part of Marbella where you get a first hand experience of local life. Its so close to the shops, bars and restaurants - in fact there is a local bar across the road that also serves food (closed on a Sunday).The house is well maintained and is equipped with everything you need apart from food provisions- obviously eating out is preferable but the kitchen is well appointed and there is a barbecue on the roof terrace. The terrace is private and extremely spacious. Taxi fare from the bus station to the house was less than 10 euros and took approx 10 mins.We are definitely returning for another relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Live like a local

  • 5 of 5
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We really liked the location and the feeling of 'living as a local'. The old town is only 5 minutes away and not much more to the beach. There's a great bar 25m away from the house which we really loved. Good shops nearby for groceries etc. You are near enough to enjoy the buzz of the beachfront but we liked being slightly removed from the touristy hub.

The house is as described and was nice and clean when we arrived. There was only two of us staying but the layout would work well with a larger group as the house sleeps more people. It feels spacious and there's a lovely big roof terrace. Plenty storage and thoughtfully provided items such as beach towels and kitchen sundries.

The only drawbacks we found are :

The oven was very slow to heat

The TV did not work as a TV, though there was a DVD player and a selection DVD's and CD's to enjoy

No air con - a possible issue if you were staying in high summer

We didn't hire a car but parking nearby would be a real issue

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved the neighborhood!!!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as represented: great location, near the beach and old town. Both the owner James and Georgiana, the property manager, were fantastic - responsive, helpful and really interested in making sure we had a great time. The apartment was well-appointed with everything we needed. We were 5 mins from the beach and 3 minutes from old town. We would definitely - I say DEFINITELY - rent this location again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in an ideal location and perfect for a family holiday.

The house has a great layout which gives everyone enough space if required. 5 minutes from the beach which was excellent. Beach area has some super family friendly restaurants but if you prefer to eat in then the house is a couple of minutes from a local supermarket. The house is not far from the main coastal motorway which we used frequently as we had rented cars. Would recommend having a car as it does allow you take the water parks in Torremolinos and Fuengirola, which are a must for kids of all ages. When we return to Marbella I will be taking my golf clubs as there were some great looking courses not far from the property.

All in all could not fault the townhouse and its location and have no hesitation in recommending it to those looking for a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The heart of real Spanish life

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here the week before Easter, and had a wonderful time benefitting from this fantastic property which is equidistant from Marbella's beautiful Old Town and the beach. A traditional Spanish property, it has been considerately renovated and provides plenty of space for a large family, with generous communal areas and a large roof terrace.

If you want to discover a bit more about the real Spain and the old Marbella - and want to avoid the uniform apartments at the other end of the town - this is a fantastic option, ideally suited to families who want to split their time between sight-seeing and spending time playing on the beach.

It is also conveniently located near the coast road and within a few minutes of the motorway, although there is no traffic noise from either in the property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
April 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
September 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December Low
10 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Christmas 2017/8
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Preparation & Cleaning £102
Refundable Damage Deposit £256

Booking Notes:
30% of the rental fee is payable on reservation, with the balance being payable on arrival. There is also a separate £110 cleaning fee as well as a £300 refundable damage and breakages deposit payable on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover normally from Friday to Sunday, but dependent on booking schedule.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marbella in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The house has 3 bathrooms. The upper level has a day-visitor bathroom as well as a private bathroom with shower under full transparent roof to allow maximum sunlight. Downstairs is full bathroom with bath to cater for the two downstairs bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The 3 Spacious Bedrooms easily sleep a family or group of 6. The internal patio illuminates wonderfully all of the bedrooms, two with double beds and 1 with two singles. The master bedroom is on the upper level, with the two secondary bedrooms below.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fully equipped and decorated in a modern yet rustic style, the property retains its Spanish charm while providing the extensive comfort and range of facilities needed while enjoying a relaxing break. Outside: The third level of the property consists of a huge roof terrace (80 meters), catching the sea in the Marbella backdrop and with a wonderful view of the beautiful hills behind Marbella. The terrace has a full dining area for outside eating, as well as an awning to protect from the sun for mid-day relaxing. Utility Room: Fully equipped for completly self sufficient Holiday. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned prior to arrival and 2 full sets of bed linen provided for each bed. Bathroom (but not beach) towels are also provided. A cleaning service as well as extra bed linen and towels can easily be provided on request. Other: Fully equipped and decorated in a modern yet rustic style, the property retains its Spanish charm while providing the extensive comfort and range of facilities needed while enjoying a relaxing break.

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