Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in New Golden Mile - MARAZUL-RESORT
MARAZUL, next to Kempinski Hotel & Laguna Village, & close to Selwo Safari Park
The MARAZUL-RESORT is literally a stone's throw from the sea, and comprised of only 72 ultra-luxurious apartments arranged in an appealing 'V'-shape, facing South. My apartment (E5) is provided with the intimate privacy that one may expect from a private villa, and with the views normally not.
The MARAZUL apartments encircle a unique area of exuberant & colorful tropical gardens, a spectacular sculptured 'infinity' swimming pool, shallower areas under lovely wooden bridges, flowing canals, fountains, cascading waterfalls, a giant overflowing bowl, sunken deck-chairs, jacuzzi beds, and romantic thatched cabanas with lovely comfortable armchairs & settees.
This super-luxurious ground floor apartment is perfectly situated just 5 privacy steps up from the edge of the central pool areas, with its own private garden. The sliding glass doors from both lounge and master bedroom lead out into a sun-drenched terrace & private lawn, from which the views over the MARAZUL pools & Mediterranean sea beyond are just breathtaking !
Experience ultimate levels of comfort within this apartment:
This apartment encompass the external charm of traditional rustic Andalusian architecture, yet with every concession to provide the ultimate levels of comfort, convenience, stylish outdoor living, and security.
No effort or expense has been spared to provide :-
Top of the range air-quality, heat & cool control system throughout the apartment;
Under-floor heating (with independent control to every room, including entrance hall & bathrooms);
Infinitely adjustable sunken halogen lighting incorporating 'mood-lighting' in lounge & dining area;
High quality piped music system throughout the apartment, including bathrooms & terrace.
There has never been a real need for the security measures we have, but that's maybe because we've got all angles covered, for peace of mind. The employment of 24 hour security personell is our biggest community expense, but this maximises, for all concerned, the feeling of well-being on the MARAZUL-RESORT, enhancing the relaxing and care-free ambiance of this peaceful haven. So, for the security conscious, here are the measures we maintain :-
24 hour security guards, who you'll likely treat as your friends by the end of a holiday at MARAZUL.
Video & audio entry system. (See & talk to people outside the gates before you let them in).
Magnetic key-cards for all access doors (Like a hotel).
Underground car park with remote-controlled gates (You're given a zapper) with lift from it.
Two 5-prong locks and peep-hole in front door.
And safety deposit box in master bedroom.
The vast sliding glass doors to both the lounge and master bedroom lead onto the extensive terrace with private manicured lawned area in front, onto which the Sun shines all Morning, and until well into the afternoon. There's a dining table, 6 comfortable chairs, and 2 loungers on the terrace;
The perfect place for alfresco breakfasts in the morning;
The perfect place to “spread yourselves out” during the day;
The perfect place for a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening ‘till late.
The large area provided by the terrace and our private lawn can be rendered 'child-friendly' by the easy erection of the provided trellises to cover the openings in the front garden wall, and a gate to guard the steps down to pool-side. We provide 2 cots, 2 high-chairs, a buggy, and a baby bouncer, at no additional cost.
Our very young guests find the unique water features just down those steps, such as the meandering canals and underwater jacuzzi deck-chairs, a delight to play in. Shade can be provided by our thatched cabanas when required !
My guests have full & free access to MARAZUL's own leisure club with heated indoor pool, fully-equipped gym, saunas, etc.
MARAZUL has its own cafe bar & beach-side pool bar (open peak times) offering high quality food at very reasonable prices.
Next door to the MARAZUL-RESORT is the world-famous KEMPINSKI RESORT HOTEL, providing more 5* facilities including pool-side restaurants & beach-side bars.
And just beyond that is the exotic 'Laguna village', a unique concept of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops & swimming pools built RIGHT ON THE BEACH !
Then 'Cruisos', a cheerful beach-bar just beyond 'Laguna Village', providing good-value food & regular live music.
There's a Thai buffet restaurant just 8 minutes walk away towards Estepona.
We provide a shopping trolley with which to visit the local Aldi store, just 5 minutes walk away. There are small shops in both the Kempinski Hotel and Laguna Village.
With a double bed in the master en-suite bedroom, two singles in the second bedroom (next to second bathroom) and the super-king-size bed which miraculously and almost effortlessly unwraps itself (complete with bedding!) from the superb settee in the lounge, we'll hopefully have all your sleeping arrangements covered.
We've tried to think of everything to provide YOU with YOUR perfect holiday.
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I've put the following review on Trip Advisor - I couldn't work out how to put it on your other web-site, but feel free to cut and paste this in. Thanks again!
"We stayed in Brian's apartment (E5) which is everything you see on the website and a whole lot more! My husband and I along with our 2 and 4 year old girls stayed here for 2 weeks and absolutely loved it. The apartment is spacious, immaculately clean, very well equipped with lots of extra touches which made us feel completely at home. The Mar Azul complex is beautiful and it's hard to put into words just how nice it is. We would sit on our garden terrace, overlooking the ornate pool and gardens which is finished off with a sea view - pretty perfect! The girls loved the pool as it has lots of segregated shallow areas for them to play safely. Our 4 year old also really appreciated the "high five" she received from the lifeguard each time she swam the length of the pool! The staff were very efficient, friendly and helpful. Brian is the perfect owner - the information he sent us prior to our holiday was comprehensive and covered all we needed to know and he even phoned us a few days before our departure to make sure we had everything we needed. He also provided us with details of Paco who we arranged to pick us up at the airport - you can also hire a car from him. Paco is a lovely chap and was at the airport waiting for us (which was a welcome sight!). To conclude, I wouldn't hesitate in booking this apartment again."
Having almost reached retirement age, I was looking for somewhere my wife & I liked, somewhere my children (now in their thirties) would like, and somewhere my Grandchildren would love. I found it on the MARAZUL-RESORT.
This is the only Spanish property I own now, but I have owned another. Twenty years ago, before buying either, I took note of three bits of advice I was given regarding buying a property in Spain. They were
So both properties I bought were as close to the Mediterranean Sea as the law allows, with magnificent views over it. It was good advice.
Whatever the weather, there's a comfortable place for you in apartment E5 or elsewhere on the MARAZUL-RESORT. My terrace offers shade if that is what you want, or Sun all morning both at the front of the terrace and on my private lawned garden. When the Sun clears the garden, about 4.00 in the afternoon, it's just a few steps to the loungers around the pools if you wish to continue your Sun therapy. Our very effective air-conditioning system ensures that the rooms within remain at exactly your chosen temperature, whether you want it cool in the Summer months, or warmer in the cooler months. Additionally we have underfloor heating for those times, with thermostats in all rooms.
And for the odd day of inclement weather, we have our own leisure club with heated pool, gym, saunas, steam room, and spacious guest lounge.
Something for everybody, at whatever time of the year.