Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Calahonda - Martha 242 - Dona Lola Resort
Air conditioned penthouse with 3 swimming pools. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
The apartments of the Gold Crown holiday complex of Dona Lola are right beside the sea, amid heavily scented gardens, swaying palms and waterfalls.
This privately-owned air-conditioned penthouse is on the third (top) floor, no lift and has superb unimpeded views of the sea and coast-line from a its intimately private, spacious, South-facing balcony, with dining table, 6 chairs, and a couple of loungers. An ideal spot for spending those long sunny days just relaxing, watching the fishing boats and ferries on the ocean right in front of you, and for romantic evenings.
There are 3 swimming pools. The largest, at 270 feet long, meanders right by the sea. The second is for over 18's, is heated by solar panels, and offers a peaceful alternative to the main pool at peak times. The third is also heated and inside our leisure complex, along with fully-equipped gym, saunas, steam-room, jacuzzi, beauty-salon, etc.
We have tennis courts, playground, mini-market, & several bars & restaurant
A spectacular vista!: From this top floor vantage point, the fishing boats can be seen leaving the beach in the morning, and returning to beach-up a few hours later. Larger boats and ships, including cruise ships, are constantly appearing and disappearing from view. Some of my guests have told me that they have spent quite a large proportion of their holiday on this balcony, just watching nautical life go by. And why not? The perfect place to dine 'alfresco', and you're not far from the fridge for cool drinks, or the air-conditioned rooms within if things really do get too hot.
It's a good spot for bird-watching too. Mostly you're looking down on them! I provide binoculars to watch the diving birds. If you're lucky you'll see gannets & dolphins !
And it's a wonderfully romantic place to sit in the dark, watching the twinkling mast-head lamps on the boats, and on a clear night, lights along the African coast-line. You can imagine you're in a crows nest !
The Dona Lola resort offers an extremely extensive range of leisure facilities. The outdoor pool begins at a shallow end safe for youngsters, and then just meanders right alongside the sea and under 2 lovely white bridges before reaching the deep end.
Dozens of lounger’s and umbrellas surround the pool, and it's a lovely place to relax, with the hypnotic sound of the waves lapping up the beach and against the rocky outcrops providing snooze-inducing background music.
There's an area near the pool for the youngsters to gather, with pool-tables.
Our heated & sheltered adult pool offers a quieter facility at peak-times. There are loads more lounger’s & umbrellas here, and you're within easy reach of the bar / bistro in a lovely sun-trap amongst waterfalls & ponds. There is an indoor leisure centre, with it's own heated pool, spa, saunas, steam-room, and gym etc.
There is a children's play-room under the supervision of Curro, our entertainment provider !
Extensive range of sporting facilities.: There are tennis courts on the complex, and there are snooker, pool, and table-tennis tables in the indoor leisure centre. There are good places in the sea close by for snorkelling. On beaches within easy reach of the resort you can try water-skiing, jet-biking, sailing, and wind-surfing. There's a diving school at Torreblanca, horse-riding (and horse-racing!) at fuengirola, some cracking bowling greens at very nearby Miraflores, water-parks at Torremolinos and Fuengirola, and a casino at Benalmadena! There are opportunities to partake in a 'jeep safari', or to ride a quad-bike in the 'Sierras' just inland.
If you decide not to hire a car, but want to see more of Spain, then book a space on a coach at the Dona Lola reception. There are regular organised coach-trips to such spectacular places as Ronda, Nerja, and Seville, and to some less-spectacular, but interesting, Tangiers! You can often partake in a FREE reception trip to Malaga or Mijas, or to the market at Fuengirola.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The whole experience was so easy from the minute I contacted the owner to our arrival back home. The apartment was huge and had everything you could want for a holiday. We didn't cook but there was plenty of equipment to do so. The complex is very well maintained and peaceful with an adult only pool. The indoor pool is great with Aqua Aerobics most days which we went to and were very impressed. Everyone was so friendly. The location of the apartment is great as you can easily get the bus to Marbella, Fuengirola, La Cala. Jacqui organised a driver to collect and bring us back to the airport and let us in to the apartment. He was excellent and very reasonably priced. Myself and my sister and mother travelled together but the apartment could easily accommodate 6 people and would be lovely for a family. I would not hesitate to recommend it and would love to return. Jacqui was so good e-mailing and giving us all of the info we may have needed which made the trip so relaxing and enjoyable.
Hi there I grew up in Hertforshire, near Watford to be precise, then as a teenager I felt the need to travel so I came to Spain varous times until in my early 20's I met my husband from S America and we lived there for 8 years, then we returned to the UK with 4 beautiful children, where we have lived for the past 25 years. Now we are retired and live in Andalucia,, very close to Dona Lola and we love it.
This property is home from home. It is fully equipped with everything you could want for a care-free holiday. It is comfortable and spacious, relaxed, yet close by are restaurants, a mini-market and twice a week there is an open market that sells Italian clothes and handbags, fruit and vegetables and sometimes antiques. All this and its still quiet. PLUS the sound of the sea to lull you to sleep at night. .The view from the terrace is second to none. Why not come and try it out - we look forward to seeing you......
Apart from the above and as well as, are the amenities of the Dona Lola Resort Complex - in total safety and security you can relax at the adult only pool or go to the beach. Eat at one on the restaurants either on the complex or very nearby - beachside......All these little things made us love Martha 242 and that is why we would like to share it with you.