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BEACH FRONT HOLIDAY APARTMENT ON THE DONA LOLA RESORT AT CALAHONDA.

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Jacqui Salazar

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEACH FRONT HOLIDAY APARTMENT ON THE DONA LOLA RESORT AT CALAHONDA.

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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jacqui Salazar

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Speaks English, Spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Calahonda, Spain

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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 33 reviews
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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1132553
+44 7771826184
Calahonda Mijas area
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
5

Delightful Dona Lola!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
We would highly recommend staying at this charming apartment which was exactly as described in the listing. Location was excellent, only a straightforward 25 minute car journey from Malaga airport and the complex was situated right on the sea front. The furthest we travelled was to Seville approx 2hours drive away but was well worth it and Ronda was 1hour. The living room and master bedroom had stunning sea views, also great for watching the sun come up. The complex was well looked after and the leisure facilities looked great although we just didn't get time to use them. There was also a convenient shop and a few bars/restaurants on site with more situated across the road -all within easy walking distance including Italian, Chinese, Indian, Spanish and English. The apartment itself was clean, well maintained and had a lovely sea themed decor. It didn't seem like a holiday flat but felt homely. We made good use of the washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, toaster and microwave with no problems. 6 of us were sharing with no hot water shortages neither morning nor night. Brian, the owner was very helpful and informative, providing generous information before and after making the booking and on arrival.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 10/12
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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1132553
+44 7771826184
Calahonda Mijas area
5

home from home with sunshine

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
we had a lovely welcome from the owner jacqui who showed us around her lovely apartment , the apartment is very comfortable and clean, the kitchen is very well equiped and it was nice to have use of the washing machine and not to have to bring home dirty washing. The lounge/dining room was very comfortable with a large tv and views of the sea. The two twin rooms are a good size with nice large wardrobes and comfy beds, the master bedroom is lovely and big with views of the sea and feels very bright and airy, the beds are comfy and we had no trouble sleeping during our stay, all rooms had air conditioning but we did not need to use it. The balcony is where we spent most of our time looking out to sea and drinking wine. The complex itself is very well tended with lovely gardens and waterfalls, the large pool area is very nice but was too cold to swim in in may, this is probably not a problem in july/august, the over 18s pool was heated and usually busier, we did not have a problem getting sunbeds. We also used the indoor pool/jacuzzi and steam room which made a nice change. Just infront of the complex is a row of restaurants and across the footbridge (a 5 minute walk) are some shops, we ate in the italian restaurant Da Vinci every night as the food and staff were all lovely.
we would definetly return to this complex just for the lovely apartment and very helpful owner jacqui.
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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1132553
+44 7771826184
Calahonda Mijas area
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Jacqui's House

Jacqui's House
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
Hi jacqui
just a quick thank you to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday at your apartment Martha 242 we had a great time and found everything we needed in the apartment. the welcome you gave us was lovely our grandson thought staying at jacquis house was fun he had a great time and we are looking forward to staying with you again soon. Thanks again for everything.
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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1132553
+44 7771826184
Calahonda Mijas area
Owner Submitted Review
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Retired Canadian Couple Rented for Month of Feb 20

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
We are a retired couple in our early 60’s. We were very happy with our decision to rent this property. The unit is comfortable, well stocked and nicely furnished. The view and terrace are fabulous and even better than the picture shows. Its enjoyable watching the boats come and go in the Med. We did not rent a car and found public transport cheap and efficient. The bus stops near the resort every 30 minutes and takes you to Marbella or Fuengirola, where you can get the train to Malaga. We were surprised how good the weather was in Feb. Outdoor pool was open. Tour buses also pick up at Dona Lola each morning for day trips to Gibraltar, Seville, Granada, Mijas and others destinations. We also enjoyed watching SKY TV. WiFi works well.
Within a 10 minute walk there are about 20 restaurants, banks, supermarkets, travel agents etc. We ate twice in the resort at the Vista del Mar overlooking the water. Food and service was very good. There is a local market once a week across the road. The food and wine in Spain was really good everywhere we tried. The owner was very responsive and helpful to any questions we had.
After staying here we made our way by bus to Seville and to Portugal where we spent a second month in the Algarve. For any North Americans seeking something different to escape winter we would recommend this property and area. We will be going back.
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Beach Front Holiday Apartment On The Dona Lola Resort At Calahonda.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1132553
+44 7771826184
Calahonda Mijas area
Owner Submitted Review
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Absolutely recommended

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
"We had a terrific stay at Dona Lola, and will absolutely recommend the place. We brought two very eager tennis-playing kids, and the courts was fine, the pool-area was excellent, restaurants in the DonaLola complex are super, and everything within 2 minutes walking distance from the apartment. Could not be better..! - And please find room for a trip to Gibraltar to watch the monkeys and take a Dolphin-sightseeing"
Geir from Norway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Marbella
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Fuengirola
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
E15
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Very close at
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Many within
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Miraflores
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many within
Car: not necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Calahonda, Mijas area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2014 - 31 May 2014
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Mid/High Season
1 Jun 2014 - 30 Jun 2014
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Calahonda in Mijas area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • resort
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both bathrooms are fully-tiled and spotlessly clean and exterior facing. Powerful shower over bath in both bathrooms, and effective shower curtains in both. Both bathrooms have opening windows to the outside, providing excellent ventilation so that that towels and shower-curtains dry quickly, and bathrooms remain dry and condensation-free. Mirrors with effective overhead lighting, and shaver-sockets, are fitted to both bathrooms. There are ample towel-drying rails, shelves, cup / tooth-brush holders and wall-cabinets. Rubber mats for inside baths. The biggest possible electric hot-water tank provides ample hot water for six people. All electricity used is included in the rental price. There are no extras, no meters, and no condensation !
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • A total of 6 single beds make this apartment suitable for family accommodation or six people. The beds in two of the bedrooms can be made into a double bed. There are beautiful sea-views from the master bedroom & both showers ! A glass door allows direct access from master bedroom to balcony. All three bedrooms have been individually designed, furnished, and decorated to enhance their different shapes & characters. All have large fitted wardrobes, providing ample storage space for all your clothes, & those bulky suitcases. Plenty of clothes-hangers are provided. There's an international programmes television in the master-bedroom, & hair-dryer, & a safe in wardrobe. All bedrooms are air-conditioned (hot&cold), & a heater for the cooler months. Maintenance contract on above, and serviced regularly. Bed-side lights. English sockets are provided for easy re-charging of mobile phones, cameras etc.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Pool Table
  • Game Room
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • theme parks
  • marina
  • ruins
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • bay
  • recreation centre
  • zoo
  • naturist beach
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • ski
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkelling
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Wifi provided throughout apartment at no additional charge. Computer available for internet access in club reception area. Parking has never been a problem, though a private parking space is not normally provided or necessary.. Parking within an underground car-park can be arranged if considered necessary. Daily maid-service is not provided but can be arranged at a reasonable price. Because there are steps up to the apartment I cannot recommend this apartment for the infirm. There are also some steps en-route to the pools.
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