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The apartment is exactly as the impressions of the photographs imply. It's well furnished and well equipped, all the linens and towels etc provided, enough equipment in the kitchen for comfortable self catering, crockery, glasses etc first class. Pepi explained everything on arrival and we had no problems at all.
The aircon in the lounge was a real godsend on a couple of nights but in general the balcony, with view of the harbour, was more than comfortable for dining alfresco. The fountain in the pictures is of a Spanish superstar, Rocio Jurado and it was amazing watching so many people from our balcony who were taking pictures/selfies. Most entertaining! The location is great, 300m from a nice quiet beach (2 sunbeds 12eur/day!),and 500m or so from the main eating/shopping streets. There is a big tide so bathing only really good at high tide. We walked past the lighthouse and another vast beach opened up, much busier, looked much more accessible to bathe at all tide levels. There are small supermarkets in the town but we regularly drove to about 5km to Sanlucar de Barameda where there are much larger ones (Mercadona, Supersol and Lidl). They take Siesta very seriously here; it's not the usual tourist trap so don't expect to do anything between 2 and 5 except eat or drink! Recommend El Toro on the promenade for good staff and daily specials, Sin Bulli for amazing Tapas (worth finding it) and La Tasca where Pepi works, hidden in a beautiful little courtyard square. While there we never actually heard any other English speakers, about 4 Germans and a couple of French. Get here before everyone else finds it - it's very Spanish and all the better for it! Flew in to Seville, about 1hr 20mins easy drive with approx 7.30eur toll on motorway but I think it varies according to time of day. Get in touch with Pepi, you won't regret it.
Well equiped and commfortable apartment, very close to great beach. The owner Francisco was very helpful and the apartment was perfect for a family of 5. The pool in the complex was also really nice and overall the resort of Costa Ballena was great.