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Apartment set within a secure complex with large pool and lovely gardens



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Alamar, La Cala De Mijas, Mijas, Spain - 10 minute stroll to the beach and lively resort, but set in a peaceful location

The apartment is beautiful and located in a wonderful area; close to town and beach; fully equipped and newly furnished to a very high standard; air conditioning throughout (hot & cold). There is a superb terrace, with comfortable seating to enjoy the morning sunshine, and a table and chairs to eat al fresco. There is access to the terrace from the living area and both bedrooms, through sliding patio doors.

Outside, there are lovely landscaped gardens to enjoy, with many beautiful flower beds, a large communal pool with showers, changing rooms and toilets. There is a Paddle Tennis court on site (free and bookable at the entrance reception). The complex and entrance are gated with 24hr security and there is ample car parking around the complex.

The lovely old fishing village of La Cala de Mijas is a 10 minute walk and offers plenty of choice in bars, restaurants, specialist shops and supermarkets. The beautiful sandy beach is 8 minutes walk, with a choice of beach bars when you want to quench your thirst, hire of beds with shades and plenty of space for all. There is also a great children's play area and park only 5 mins walk from the apartment. For your everyday grocery needs there is a Lidl’s supermarket opposite the complex which also has a fresh fish, meat and deli counter.

There is a good bus service from La Cala that will take you to the popular towns of Fuengirola and Marbella and also the city of Malaga. Buses run approximately every 30 mins, the timetable is in the apartment.

Locals and tourists come from across Andalucía to visit the very popular craft, art, locally grown fruit and vegetable, and bric-a-brac market (held each Wednesday & Saturday), which is less than a 5 minute walk away. There is also a small organic market held in the village square on Sundays, with local olives, honey, oils and beauty products a speciality.

The open plan living area in the apartment has comfortable seating for 6 persons, 47’’ TV with local cable and UK television channels, DVD and Radio/CD player, plus table and chairs for dining. There is also free secure wifi internet access throughout.

There is a well spaced fully fitted kitchen and breakfast bar, with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, hob, oven and microwave.

The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, double bed with bedside tables, dressing table console with full-length mirror, plus en-suite bathroom with bath, shower (full power overhead, massage and hand held jet).

The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes, two single beds with bedside tables and dressing table console.

Hairdryers and an iron are provided so no need to pack the travelling ones. There is a safe in the entrance area that you code for the duration of your stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

We are both nurses, my wife semi-retired and me approaching retirement, children grown up and (nearly!) flown the nest, and wanted an investment to put our energies into, but one with massive benefits for us to enjoy.

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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews


Shh.. Don't tell anyone how great this place is!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home from home facilities- although I decided not to bother with the washing machine- I was on holiday after all! (But it's there if you need it) We were messaged by the housekeeper the day before and she arranged to meet us on our arrival from the airport - despite the check in time of 3pm we arrived around noon- bonus! The appartment is excellently maintained, clean, modern and the complex is equally as well looked after. You can be as active or as lazy as you choose here- there's a great paved beach walk that stretches along the coast - ideal for an early morning run and there's a beach gym suitable for the most discerning gym bunny - equally the beach is clean, the tide barely moves and is just perfect for just lying there- doing nothing! We hired a car and went to Gibralter for a day - (hour and 15 minutes)- don't forget your passport!! We also went to Marbella (wouldn't bother again) and Peurto Banus- great for shopping and seeing how the other half live- I loved it here. Plenty of options for restaurants- don't worry about the language barrier- there isn't one. The accommodation gets some sun on the balcony late morning to mid afternoon but also offers welcome shade. The scrabble board featured daily which provided us with much banter- a nice touch to get the family together around the table. No complaints... We're already booked for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, that's lovely thank you very much, so pleased you enjoyed your time at the apartment, and thanks for booking again!
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Wonderful apartment, wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Apartment fitted out to a very high standard with all the things that you would have at home. Complex was very clean and well maintained, even had bananas growing in the grounds! A very relaxing place to be. Location perfect for our needs, with a well stocked Lidl within a 5 minute walk. Bars, beaches and restaurants aplenty, with a very laid back feel. Local bus ran every half hour - would recommend the trip from Marbella to Peurto Banus on the catamaran and a visit to Los Porches traditional Spanish restaurant across the road from Lidl as well as trying the beach bar barbecues. All in all, a lovely holiday in a fab apartment and will definitely be re-visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in La Cala and at our apartment, you are of course very welcome to return in the future, Best wishes, Steve and Sue
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A Perfect Holiday Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We all absolutely loved the holiday we spent in Steve and Sue's beautiful apartment in La Cala!

The apartment was spotless, comfortable, and very well equipped. The complex was also well maintained with beautiful gardens and a large communal pool area.

La Cala Is a beautiful holiday resort, as it boasts excellent beaches, cafe's, bars, restaurants, and of course excellent transport links to nearby Marbella and surrounding area.

We would highly recommend this apartment for comfort and location, and would love to return again in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very pleased that you had such an enjoyable holiday, and found the apartment, the complex and La Cala all suiting your family's requirements. You are very welcome to book again, we look forward to hearing from you in the future, Best wishes, Steve and Sue
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Home from home, wonderful location. Faultless!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Steve, Sue and Christine the Housekeeper. The apartment is wonderful, in a fantastic location. We were greeted by Christine when we arrived with out children aged 9 and 11. The transfer from the airport is so easy, we caught the train then taxi, but it would be easy to get the bus next time. The apartment has everything you would need and much more! The balcony is wonderful too, to chill out in the afternoon and evening, although we spent some evenings in Town. We particularly liked Bandelero's which had a wonderful atmosphere near the square, the children loved going out in the evening.

Such a fantastic place to go and chill out and unwind. The pool is wonderful and the beach is only 10 mins away. The bus service is easy too to get out and about too. We loved Pueblo de Mijas in the Mountains.

My son told his Uncle it was like home! It truly was. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, we hope to return soon.

We highly recommend your apartment and wished we could give you a rating of 10 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the apartment just as much as we do. It's lovely when everyone can feel at home, especially your son, its exactly what we would want for all of our guests. You will be more than welcome to book again. Many thanks, and hope to hear from you soon, Steve & Sue
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this apartment. It is exactly as advertised and more. We felt very comfortable there and that made our holiday even more relaxing. It is probably one of the best equipped holiday rentals we've ever been to. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you have enjoyed the apartment. We do try to provide all that you might require for your holiday, and it makes us happy when our guests appreciate it, and feel comfortable during their stay. All the very best, and we look forward to your future booking, Steve & Sue
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Excellent - home from home!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have ever used Owners Direct or the like so we were slightly anxious but I can honestly say that it was a brilliant experience which is obviously down to Sue and Steve (and Christine their housekeeper). Myself, my husband and our 12 year old twin girls loved the apartment. Highlights - smooth booking, great contact with Sue, Christine the housekeeper meeting us and being a contact throughout, the lovely, clean apartment which has great facilities (washing machine, fab showers, etc) and is very spacious, the swimming pool which is so so nice, the location. It was our first visit to La Cala and it is a lovely place. The apartment is about 10 mins from the beach and town and 2 mins from Lidl for the morning crossiants and oj. Alamar is a lovely complex, very safe and secure and as I said the swimming pool is great - my daughters spent hours and hours and hours in there - always a fight to get them out of it. Reading previous reviews it says it is a home from home and it really does feel like that - we settled in so quickly and felt like we had a "real" holiday. Sue was great to deal with throughout and we would all highly recommend booking here. We will definitely be back and wish we were still there. Thanks Sue, Steve & Christine!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, we are so glad you all enjoyed it as much as you did. Also very pleased that the arrangements worked out well for you with no hitches, so that your anxieties were short lived! You are very welcome to book again in the future, best wishes Sue and Steve
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From the Owner

We chose this property for its location and the quality of the complex. When we were away in May 2014 for my birthday, my wife and I spent a good part of the week viewing lots of different properties along the Costa del Sol, all along the coast, but when we visited La Cala de Mijas, instantly fell in love with the town. It was only a matter of time before we found the right property, and on the last day searching, thankfully we viewed the Alamar complex. It ticks all the boxes for us; close to beach, town, golf, pool, beautiful countryside, not too far from the airport, cheap flights, and the building will last for many years!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 33 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Tuta (next to Snack Attack) at 400 Metres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 38 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Noria (opposite Wok) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fuengirola at 11.4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Varied at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 190 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres


Beach and town are a 10 minute walk away.


Malaga airport is 35km or 21 miles away and Gibraltar is 60 miles. Flight prices are very competitive, especially if booked in advance (look out for the regular sales from Ryanair, Monarch and Easyjet).

Its a straight forward 40 mins by car/taxi. Car hire is not necessary, but you are advised to pre-book. Public transport is plentiful and cheap, and we have found the Train/Bus combination the best option.


La Cala - 10 minute walk

Mijas - 15km

Fuengirola - 10km

Marbella 20km

Gibraltar 98km

Granada 160km

Seville 240km

Tangier, Morocco 197km

Further Details:

There are around 50 restaurants, cafes and bars, of varying prices, catering for all tastes from curries to English breakfasts, Chinese restaurants to tapas, Spanish cuisine and Japanese! we especially love the chiringuita's on the beach for fresh caught and cooked fish. The village has banks, newsagent, supermarkets, internet cafe's and much more.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 7
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
9 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
24 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
9 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request a £200 returnable deposit on booking, and will accept Paypal or transfer.

Changeover Day:
During peak periods, changeover is on a Saturday, flexible any other time of year.

Notes on prices:

Long lets will be considered upon enquiry at a discounted price between November and March

Throughout the year, a minimum stay of 5 nights is required; shorter lets are not available

We request half the fee 60 days prior to your holiday, and the remaining half 30 days before depart date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The apartment sells itself; large 2 bedrooms, lots of terrace, and only a stroll away from the busy, yet relaxing town and beach. There is an extra large terrace to while away the time relaxing/dining/chatting/sunbathing, and all the mod cons to make it a home from home.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • 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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, power shower (overhead, massage, hand held jet), bidet and separate wc. Second bathroom with shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 bedrooms plus double sofa bed in living room. Cot available to hire on request Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom, full length mirror Bedroom 2 with twin beds Both are provided with console units, stools and mirrors, and hair dryers, in-built wardrobes and drawers


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The television is a 47" Smart HD, with internet access, plus separate DVD (bring those favourite films). Utility Room: The utility area leads off from the kitchen, through a double glazed door, and has laundry facilities including washing machine, drying area, iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment, materials and sluice. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided for your stay. These are changed weekly, or at the end of your stay whichever is the shorter. Beach/pool towels are now included for summer 2016. Other: The spacious terrace has a dining table and chairs for dining or playing games (for 6 people), plus easy chairs and coffee table (for 6 people) to relax after a glorious day in the sun and sea

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