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Sunny 1 bedroom air conditioned apartment, large pool & near the beach



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Self catering rental, close to beach & Benalmadena Marina, sleeps up to 4 people

Lovely bright air conditioned corner apartment within the popular Minerva Complex. The wrap around balcony enjoys the sun for most of the day. Sky TV is fitted within the apartment offering all uk channels. The central location means your never far from the resort amenities, car hire is not required. Arroyo de la Meil, the local railway station, Tivoli World Fun Park, La Paloma Park and a beautiful sandy beach are all well within walking distance. The stunning Benalmadena Marina is just a short taxi ride or leisurely walk away. The nearest golf course is just 2km away. On site is 24 hour English speaking reception, hairdressers and beauty salon, a pool side cafe bar along side a great swimming pool which is protected by life guards during high season , with access only available to residents. Across the road from the complex is the popular Bonanza Square, with its many and varied restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment. Minerva complex is just a 15 min taxi ride from Malaga airport.

Benalmadena Costa: Benalmadena is split into two sections with Benalmadena Costa the part of most interest to the many tourists who visit this popular Costa del Sol resort every year. The resort lies 15km south west of Malaga airport between the resorts of Fuengirola and Torremolinos.

Benalmadena Costa is a coastal resort extending 8km along the coast which climbs up into mountains behind. The cable car from the coast up to the top of the mountain is a worthwhile trip but not recommended for those with a fear of heights!

Benalmadena has more than 8km of blue flag beaches some of which are in small coves. A lot of work is carried out to maintain the cleanliness of the Costa Del Sols beaches. There are sun loungers and shades available for rent on the beaches as well as water sports available. Small bars and cafes line the flat promenade, which streches to Benalmadea Marina. Above Benalmadena Costa on the side of the mountain is Benalmadena Pueblo which is an attractive traditional Spanish Village.

Entertainment in Benalmadena Costa: There's plenty of entertainment to amuse children, parents and grandparents alike. If you want to venture away from the swimming pool at Minerva and the beautiful local beaches Tivoli World amusement park is in nearby Arroyo de la Miel and has Wild West and flamenco shows and a cable-car ride. Equally popular are the Selwo Marina Dolphinarium and the Sealife Centre which has the biggest shark collection in Europe. There are water-sports facilities at the yacht club and plenty of golf courses in the vicinity. The stunning Benalmadena Marina is well worth the walk or short taxi ride from Minerva, during the day its a haven for everyone. During the night the Marina attracts the younger crowd who visit the many night clubs, many of which stay open all night! Locally the area surrounding the Minerva Complex is more geared towards familes, although it offers many and varied bars, cafes, restaurants & entertainment it has a policy of no music to be played outside after midnight.

Places to visit near Benalmadena Costa: The most popular excursions from Benalmadena include Marbella, Fuengirola, especially on market day, and Mijas. From Benalmadena Marina you can walk all the way along a flat promenade to Torremolinos with plenty of bars and restaurants on the way for refreshment .

Slightly further afield are the Caves of Nerja and Malaga city tour. Full day tours are available to Granada to visit the Alhambra Palace, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Gibraltar and even Tangier in Morocco. If you don't fancy a scheduled coach tour or driving, you can always find a taxi for local outings and there are regular coastal bus services up and down the coast. The local train station is just a ten min walk from Minerva in Arroyo De La Meil, from which you can travel the length of the coast from Malaga right down to Gibralta, the trains are excellent value for money. The tains leave for Malaga city every 30 mins, its well worth the effort to see the Moorish ruins of the Gibralfaro and the new Picasso museum.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Hi Sally,

Thank you, we had a lovely time. Your apartment was lovely and very cosy!

I'll definitely recommend it to friends, it was a little home from home. :-)
Apr 2014
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Fantastic apartment....

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment lovely and clean with everything you need...Sally the owner is very helpful!! We highly recommend the apartment....

the pool is amazing we go back year after year!!!! Lots of nice places to eat near by!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it's our pleasure to welcome your lovely family back each year, next year's all booked for you. I agree about the swimming pool :) and knowing theres life guards on duty around the pool give that extra peace of mind.
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Lovely apartment in prime position

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Very well equipped apartment.quiet air conditioning and fans for bedroom. Full kitchen facilities. Excellent powerful shower. Large sunny wrap around balcony. On ground floor so handy for my disabled husband.

Very quiet.

Superb pools

Bonanza square with bars and restaurants just over the road.

Will definately use this excellent apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had such a lovely stay at our apartment. So glad it met all your and your husbands needs. Its great not to have to use the lift, and it makes it easier to pop back for anything you've forgotten when you go to the pool. Thank you for your comments. Sorry we couldn't accommodate your dates next June, but will look forward to hearing from you in the future
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Ab fab

  • 5 of 5

Such a fabulous place to stay, perfect distance fromantic all attractions and such a fantastic apartment. The rooms were clean and airy, such a lovely balcony with a view of the pool. Couldn't recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. The location is great isn't it, near enough to walk to the beach, restaurants and the beautiful La Paloma Park :) look forward to hearing from you in the future
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Excellent Apt

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, well kept and very clean. Loved the wrap round balcony.

Every thing you could possibly need in the kitchen and plenty of hot water.

Area not to far from everything and once you got your bearings can take short cuts to the local bars and restaurants. Great to get the train from the airport to Benalmadena (keeps the cost down) and also used it to get to Malaga for the day.

Sally was great with good communication throughout, easy transaction and went out of her way to send lots of info about the area etc.

Would highly recommend this one bedroomed apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, we are really pleased you had such an enjoyable stay at our apartment, we love the balcony as well :) Yes the location is ideal if you want to visit other areas, the train station isn`t far away and so reasonably priced its lovely to see other resorts along the coast, we`re thrilled you got to visit Malaga its really beautiful. We would welcome you back, look forward to hearing from you in the future
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  • 5 of 5

This 1 bed apartment in Minerva is perfect for a summer getaway - the complex has a large swimming pool with different areas for small children, expert swimmers and not-so-expert (like me) who need to be able to stand up in it! There is a nice pool bar serving drinks and snacks and well-kept gardens with sunbeds for hire @€3 for the day. The complex is right on Bonanza Square which has a well-stocked supermarket and plenty of cheerful bars and restaurants. A short walk takes you to the beautiful Paloma Park with its exotic birds and little animals, playgrounds to keep the children amused and a couple of nice bars. Selwo Marina with its parrot shows, sea lions and dolphins is right beside the park. The promenade and the beach is below the park again, and a short walk uphill from Bonanza Square will take you to the village of Arroyo de la Miel, where you can take the train (Cercania) into Malaga, Torremolinos or Fuengirola, stop off at the shopping mall/leisure centre at Plaza Mayor, or Montemar where you can enjoy half-an-hour's boating in Parque de la Bateria for €1 :) A short walk uphill from the train station will bring you to Tivoli World theme park; or if you prefer a nice walk down the promenade, Puerta Marina is a lovely place to go with an endless array of shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs... I could go on and on! Pretty much everything is within walking distance, you could never be bored (or hungry!) and the location is excellent.

The apartment itself is lovely and cheerful, good size twin bedroom with plenty of storage space and a sofa bed in the living area. It has a corner balcony which gives plenty of sun, and 2 comfortable loungers along with a patio table and chairs. The kitchen is just off the living area and is fully stocked with everything including a full-sized cooker hob and oven/grill for those who like to cook in (many apartments just have a 2-ring burner and tabletop grill) and a washing machine. The bathroom has a full sized bath and good shower over, with plenty of hot water. There is metered air-conditioning in the sitting room which gives you 2 hours for €1, and a large standing fan in the bedroom. Many homely extras complete the picture and ensure that everything you need is at hand :) Sally herself is the loveliest person and an absolute pleasure to deal with (thank you, Sally !) and Kelly and Steve, the caretakers, are extremely helpful with any queries. A perfect place to stay! 10/10 :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much for such a detailed review, its great for future guests to have a good idea of the area as there is so much on offer, and you certainly know your way around, that's great. We are thrilled that you find everything you need is provided in our apartment for you to enjoy a great stay. Its always a pleasure dealing with you, and welcoming you & your family back to our apartment :) thank you
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in Sally and Geoffs apartment.Lovely and clean and perfect views did not want to come home.Everything was as described in the description given beforehand.Sally made everything straightforward and was the always available if we needed to contact her.Will definitely be booking again and would recommend this apartment to friends and relatives.Angie and paul Leeds

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Arroyo De La Meil at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

From The Minerva Complex you can easily visit many of the well known and loved areas of the Costa Del Sol. Just a short drive, bus or train ride can take you to Torremolinos with its popular water park, or Carihuela, where you can visit the many sea food restaurants, Fuengirola with its busy market, also the beautiful picture postcard spanish village of Mijas with its white washed houses and quaint shops. Further down the coast, find the glitz of Marbella, or Porto Banus where the rich and famous moor their luxury yachts in the harbour. If you fancy exploring further visit Gibraltar where you`ll see the monkeys, and also shop duty free, or take the ferry over to Morocco. Apart from the well known areas of the costa del sol there are the little discovered Spanish towns, you can hire a car and discover the hidden gems. Or make the most of Benalmadena Costa, stay within walking distance of Minerva and discover the many attractions, the beautiful beach, La Paloma Park & much much more.

Golf: The Costa Del Sol is known for its many golf courses, the nearest being just 2km away from Minerva.


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****April 2015 weekly charge - £195.00****

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**Discount applied for for bookings of over two weeks***

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We aim to reply to all email inquiries within 24hrs, however you are welcome to contact Sally at any time on 07896112276

A £100.00 deposit is required to confirm your reservation, with the balance being due ten weeks prior to your holiday date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is fully tiled, and has a full size bath with shower over head, wc and hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • The large light bedroom has 2 single beds, with double wardrobe space, dressing table, chest of draws and bedside cabinets.Offering plenty of space to hang your clothes, a light and bright double bedroom. There is a safe fitted within the wardrobe for extra security at no extra charge. The bedroom also has a stand fan for extra comfort and a hair dryer is provided. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge area making the apartment suitable for young families. Travel cots can be hired and made available within the apartment on your arrival.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Minerva has extensive gardens set around a large stunning swimming pool, theres plenty of space for eveyone even in high season, there are sun beds available for hire and a licensed cafe bar adjacent to the pool both available during mid/ high season. On the balcony of the apartment there is a patio table with seating for four. Although the apartment appears to be on the third floor from the outside of the building, it is actually on ground level within the building, making it safe and secure an ideal choice for families and the elderly alike, there is no need to use the lifts. There is a flat screen TV in the lounge offering over 50 UK channels. For extra comfort air conditioning is fitted within the apartment, it runs off a meter, 1 euro lasting 2 hours. Computers and internet access are offered within the reception area of Minerva, There is car parking space available outside the Minerva and Jupiter complex free of charge This is a light well maintained welcoming apartment

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