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UP TO 30% OFF WINTER LETS! Stylish apartment with huge sun-terrace, WiFi & UKTV

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous 3rd floor apartment with sea views, minutes from the beach and Marina

Marina Bay is a highly prestigious apartment complex which has 2 lovely pools and is directly overlooking and with direct access to the child friendly Cristo Beach. The 40m2 South West facing terrace overlooking the beach benefits from lots of sun and provides breathtaking views of the sea, Gibraltar and on a clear day North Africa. Just perfect for the sun-worshipper topping up their tan! The apartment is extremely well equipped & has a fully fitted kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer & washing machine. Air conditioning, sun screens and ceiling fans are fitted to keep you cool even on the hottest days and heating for winter stays is also provided at no extra cost. Secure underground parking is also provided if you hire a car. Estepona Marina with its traditional tapas and cafe bars and restaurants is only a 10 minute walk away and the lovely white walled town is also on the doorstep. All this makes a truly wonderful apartment in a stunning location!

Gibraltar: Only 35 minutes drive from Estepona (and on the local bus route), Gibraltar is a sunny VAT-free haven where you can find duty free bargains from electronic equipment & jewellery to leather & perfumes & haggling is encouraged! Make sure you don't miss the spectacular natural caverns of St. Michael's Caves or visit the Ape's Den, home to some of Gibraltar's famous Barbary Apes, the only free-to-roam primates in Europe. Watch out for monkey business as they can be mischievous and have been known to pick the occasional pocket looking for treats. The Dlophin Trip from the Marina is an excellent day out and very rarely are dolphins not seen.

Puerto Banus & Laguna Village: Puerto Banus is only 20 minutes drive away. It has a large number of designer stores including Versace and Armani. Perfect for millionaire spotting and you may also see a famous face or two in the marina as a number of Hollywood stars have summer homes there.

Laguna Village is a stunning high class shopping experience just 10 minutes drive away. Whether spending an extravagant day at the beach club, shopping in the designer stores or spending time in the luxurious bars and restaurants then Laguna Village is the ideal place.

Selwo Safari Park : Only 20 minutes drive away and on the public transport route, Selwo is ideal for the perfect family day out. The park is based on an African safari park and houses 2000 animals from giraffes to panthers in semi-wild conditions. Like Jurassic Park, large open sided lorries drive you through the various animal enclosures and up into the hills above Estepona. There are elephants, bears, hippos and so much more to see. In the summer, cover up as it can get very hot and there is not much shelter.

More Details

Owner
Andy Loftus
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Andy Loftus

We have been holidaying in Estepona since 1992 and in 2009 we were lucky enough to be able to leave Manchester and spend more time in Spain. We have been letting guests stay in our apartments for over 10 years and like to think that we now know how to make our guests holidays a special experience; from the simple booking process, to providing detailed directions to the apartment, to the standard of the 'finish' of the apartments and the quality of the complementary welcome pack that we provide. It sounds easy but getting the little details just right is often the making of a stress free holiday.

Andy Loftus purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Andy Loftus chose Estepona

This apartment is ideally situated a short walk from both the Marina (250m) and the lovely Cristo Beach (50m). It is furnished in a modern but still comfortable style and is equipped to a high standard. With air-conditioning (and winter heating), two pools and a stunning, spacious terrace with sea views, you would struggle to find a better place to stay in Estepona.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment was previously owned by friends of ours and after waiting seven years having 'first refusal' on the apartment if it was ever for sale we were lucky enough to be able to purchase it in 2010. We hope that once you see the apartment, the location and the huge terrace that you will agree it was worth our wait! The 40m2 terrace with this apartment is unlike any other we have seen and we have made sure that our guests can enjoy it fully by adding a glass wall so the sea views are uninterrupted, loungers for taking in the sun, a patio set perfect for al-fresco dining and subtle lighting so you can stay out there even after the sun has set.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom en-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All towels and linen are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom finished in marble for that extra touch of luxury! All towels and linen is included.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
To make the start of your holiday a little easier a complementary welcome pack including essential food items such as tea, coffee, milk, bread, water, wine, etc. is provided. Please ask if you have any additional requirements. There are no additional charges whatsoever, including cleaning, heating, electricity, etc. The apartment includes a hair dryer with diffuser, a household iron and ironing board, Freeview HDTV including CD & DVD players. A cot can generally be made available at no extra cost - Please ask for availability. Access is also granted to two well maintained swimming pools which are exclusive to residents only. The apartment also provides secure underground parking with a gated security entry system. Two reliable lifts provide access to the apartment from all levels. In the interests of all our guests smoking is not permitted within the apartment smoke detectors are fitted, although you may smoke on the terrace if you wish to do so.

Reviews

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UP TO 30% OFF WINTER LETS! Stylish apartment with huge sun-terrace, WiFi & UKTV
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Great property obviously looked after and the owners are proud to own it. (I don't blame them )

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week, great apartment very well equipt. The sun terrace is fantastic great views across the bay. The area is great only a short walk to beach, marina and two supermarkets, pharmacy etc. Also visited both markets very interesting. The old town of Estepona is a very busy place with streets running up and down - all of which have a great display of flowers, shrubs etc. Andy the owner was very swift to come and help us out when we had a problem. It was nice to know that he was on hand. All in all a very welcoming apartment and surrounding area. Maureen and Mick

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maureen & Mick, Thank you for your review and positive feedback. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time in Estepona and were so happy with the apartment. Please let me know if you are to return to Estepona again in the future as we would be happy to have you stay with us again. Kind regards, Andy & Beata.
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5

Nice, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, but on a main road & above a very noisy restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and homely apartment in excellent posi

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and well situated with lovely view of ocean from balcony.We were very warmly welcomed by Sue and shown around The apartment is in an excellent position within walking distance of everything you could wish for.Beaches,harbour with many restaurants and a lovely promenade.The old town is within walking distance with a great Wednesday market.Sunday market at harbour also fun.Supermarket within walking distance.What more could we have wanted.Thank you both we had a very enjoyable month in Estepona

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and also thank you for your kind comments. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the apartment and also enjoyed Estepona. Please let us know if you decide to return to Estepona again in the future. Regards, Andy & Beata.
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5

excellent apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a month here and loved it. It's a great apartment, equipped with everything you could possibly want, especially if you intend to prepare meals and eat in some of the time. English TV channels and internet are a great bonus. The terrace is huge and superb on a sunny day. it's a five minute walk to the Marina where you will find lots of options for food and drink, the fanatastic Esplanade is another five minutes walk and 15 minutes gets you into the old Town, which is charming and again lots of opportunities for drinking and eating or just sitting and wtching the world go by, which we did a lot of.

Estepona is a gem; we love the fact that though it is a holiday resort it still keeps its identity as a fishing port and a proper Spanish working town with a majority Spanich population. I Should also mention the amazing murals you can discover all over the town and the way that so much effort goes into keeping the gardens, parks, and street planting in immaculate condition.

Our hosts, Andy and Beta could not have been more welcoming and helpful during our stay.

We will certainly be back in Estepona and would be more than happy to stay at Marina Bay again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for your kind comments. Beata and I are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry the apartment wasn't available for next year. Maybe you could return in 2019? :) All the best, Andy.
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5

Everything you need and want for a relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

Booking and advance communication was friendly and informative. We were met upon arrival and shown around the apartment. During the course of the three weeks we were there the area suffered some of the worst weather it had seen for thirty years. Notwithstanding, this apartment had everything we needed to stay warm and safe. The furniture is comfortable. The bedding and towels clean and fresh. For the first time ever I was not heading down to the local Chinese Shop for Mugs, Beer Glasses, extra pillows etc. Everything has been thought about and provided.

The patio area, although we weren't able to use it much, was beautiful, with fabulous views across to Gibralter, luxury sitting and dining furniture as well as loungers all provided.

Estepona itself is very pretty. A lovely walk along the wide clean promenade takes you to the old town. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants are available, but be warned shops and offices shut down between 2pm & 5pm. In addition many restaurants close down their kitchens between 4pm & 8pm. So if you're not looking for the real Spanish experience this is not the place for you. We are and we loved it.

The area around the harbour is lovely, not only housing luxury yachts, but an active fishing fleet. Walk down the harbour wall and watch the fishermen mending their nets, fascinating.

Further afield, the buses are excellent and easy to navigate. Within a few hundred metres of the apartment you can catch buses that will take you directly to Marbella, or La Linea(Gibralter). We caught the Marbella bus one day, changed at San Pedro and caught the Ronda bus. Beautiful city, not to be missed.

To sum up, this is a quality apartment, that does not only provide you with holiday accommodation, but a luxurious home from home! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. Beata and I are always pleased when we hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us. Also, we take great pride in ensuring the "little" details are taken care of so it is especially pleasing to hear that these have also complemented your stay. I'm sorry the weather wasn't all it could have been for you. Hopefully this hasn't put you off Estepona as a holiday destination. If you decide to return again in the future, please let me know as we would love to have you stay with us again in the future. Regards, Andy.
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Stunning view from the balcony!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the apartment and it didn't disappoint. The location is great - easy access to the beach and a short walk to the port where there are lots of restaurants. The apartment is incredibly well equipped and in the hot summer weather, the air con is very welcome to keep you cool at night. There is an underground car park with an allocated parking space - again, particularly appreciative in the summer as it means you get into a cool car. It's a half hour drive to Gibraltar (a must for a visit), easy access to Casares (a pretty white washed town up in the hills) and great to walk to both the Sunday market at the port and the main Estepona market on a Wednesday. Going to the old town is a must - a lovely walk along the beachfront of Estepona gets you there - where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. However, we would recommend the French restaurant right by the main complex entrance for dinner - but remember to book, it gets very busy! We will definitely return!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - See you again soon! Andy & Beata.
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Both Malaga and Gibraltar at less than
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Various in the nearby Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Estepona Golf
Nearest Train
75 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Estepona
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Le Petit Paris & friendly beachfront chiringuitos
Nearest Ski
210 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Playa del Cristo
Car: not necessary

Marina Bay is an easy five minute walk from the heart of Estepona's thriving marina and is ideally situated directly overlooking Cristo Beach which is a delightful oyster-shaped cove of sheltered, gently shelving sand making it ideal for children. The beach has been awarded EC Blue Flag status and in high season is manned by lifeguards. It also has well maintained toilet and shower facilities and a choice of two beach restaurants with a true Spanish feel. Within 5 minutes walk you will find several supermarkets and shops. Estepona Town is typically Spanish and has retained all of it's 'pueblo' charm even though it is a well established tourist destination. It has pleasantly managed to avoid a 'night club' culture but does have a wide variety of restaurants & cafe bars to chose from. Estepona, due to its natural environment, surrounded by the surrounded by the sea and Sierra Bermeja mountains, enjoys a micro climate providing over 325 days of sunshine per year and lovely mild winters!

Other Activities: Kicking back in the sun on the huge terrace with a cold drink in hand

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Estepona, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
*Winter discounts apply*
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£437
for 7 nights
£437
£1,227
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£357
for 5 nights
From
£71
£491
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£446
for 5 nights
From
£89
£602
 
 
June - August 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£513
for 5 nights
From
£103
£709
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£446
for 5 nights
From
£89
£620
 
 
*Winter discounts apply*
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£464
for 7 nights
£464
£1,294
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£709
for 7 nights
£709
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.45

Winter Discounts: From 1st October to 31st March the following discounts apply:

- 2 week bookings are discounted by 15%
- 3 week bookings are discounted by 20%
- 4 week bookings are discounted by 30%

In certain circumstances, booking of less that 7 nights may incur a full weeks charge - please enquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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