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.
Calahonda is a favourite holiday destination as it is ideally situated right by the sea between Fuengirola and Marbella (both about 10 minutes drive away), and only 25 minutes drive from Malaga Airport. There's an an excellent bus service along the coast, running every 25 minutes to Fuengirola and Marbella, and stopping off at many beaches, villages, and attractions on the way. If you wish to travel further afield in the Malaga direction, a train will whisk you along the coast from Fuengirola via such tourist hotspots as Benalmadena and torremolinos.
Calahonda has a wide variety of shops, banks, bars, restaurants and cafes. It has it's own medical centre, a picturesque marina, and two golf courses.
The lovely white village of Mijas is about 20 minutes drive up into the hills. Puerto Banus Marina is about 15 minutes drive. Gibraltar is about a 70 minute drive away. The magnificent Selwo Adventure Park at Estepona is in the same direction, but about 25 minutes away.
Other Activities: Bowling (Astro-Turf), diving school, jet-biking, off-road driving, jeep-safaris, crazy-golf, mini-bikes, go-carts, trampoline, dolphin-trips.
Golf: The Costa del Sol (or Costa del Golf as many Spanish road signs proclaim!) is known as 'golfer's paradise', and deservedly so.
Here is a list of 28 golf-courses within a 25 minute drive.
Rounds at most courses can be booked through our reception, on (0034) 952 932477. Discounts can be arranged. Ask to speak to Aemon Powell, the local golf-expert. (He writes articles for many European golf magazines.)
Miraflores Golf Club - 3 minute drive.
La Siesta - 5 minute drive.
Cobopino Golf Club - 5 minute drive.
Artola Golf - 6 minute drive.
La Cala Golf Club - 6 minute drive.
Santa Maria Golf Club - 7 minute drive.
Greenlife Golf - 8 minute drive.
Mijas Golf Club - 9 minute drive.
Santa Clara Golf Club - 10 minute drive.
Marbella Golf & Country Club - 10 minute drive.
Rio Real Golf Club - 10 minute drive.
Alhaurin Golf Club - 12 minute drive.
La Dame de Noche Golf Club - 14 minute drive.
Torrequebrada Golf Club - 15 minute drive.
Aloha Golf Club - 16 minute drive.
Royal Las Brisas Golf Club - 17 minute drive.
Los Naranjos Golf Club - 17 minute drive.
Lauro Golf - 20 minute drive.
La Quinta Golf Club - 20 minute drive.
Guadalmina Golf Club - 20 minute drive .
Los Arqueros Golf Club - 21 minute drive.
La Zagaleta Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
Atalaya Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
Flamingos Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
El Paraiso Golf Club - 22 minute drive.
El Coto Golf Club - 23 minute drive.
Marbella Club Golf Resort - 24 minute drive .
Ski: The Sierra Nevada is only about two and a half hours away by car. There is a wide variety of ski-slopes there, suitable for learners and experts. The full range of equipment and clothing is available for hire, and the prices are very reasonable.
The Sierra Nevada is a really nice place to visit during an out-of-season holiday at my apartment. You don't need to ski to ride on the cable-cars and ski-lifts, and to thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and fantastic views. Hire a skidoo! Perhaps stay overnight, experience the atmosphere of the ski-bars too, and visit Granada and the Alhambra Palace on the way back the next day.
|Rental Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate||Minimum Stay|
1 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150.00|
|They pay via bank transfer or Paypal.
30% on booking
70% 8 weeks before the holiday
|Notes||I am happy to negotiate special terms for extended off-season holidays, such as 4 weeks for the price of 3 !
30% deposit on booking.
Balance due 8 weeks before holiday.
A 150.00 'damage deposit' is charged, which is fully refunded if the apartment is left in good order.
Payments normally by direct bank to bank transfer. PAY PAL accepted.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (GBP), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.