7 MINUTE WALK FROM MARINA / BEACH / SHOPS
Sara Kernahan/Duquesa Holidays
- English, Spanish
About Sara Kernahan/Duquesa Holidays
My name is Sara and I am the owner of Duquesa Holidays. We are based in Monte Duquesa Courtyard and specialise in short term holiday lets, property management and also organising excursions and days out. We manage a select number of privately-owned apartments and villas. They are chosen for their ‘home away from home’ appeal and the owners of the apartments and villas work closely with us to ensure that you have everything you need for a superb holiday! My background has mainly been in tourism. I worked for Thomson Holidays (now TUI) for 15 years, always in Spanish areas, either on the mainland or on the Canaries or Balearic Islands. Whilst at Thomson I had various positions including hotel rep, coach guide and resort supervisor. I am fortunate enough to work alongside a small dedicated team, we are all passionate about delivering the highest level of service and quality. We like to provide that personal service, by giving attention to detail to ensure that you have the best possible holiday! Whether you are an apartment owner or simply looking for a great place to stay and enjoy a visit to the area, feel free to get in touch... Friendly regards Sara Kernahan
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Bright, spacious apartment, in a lovely location
The apartment had a lovely, bright living/dining room with a hatch to a large, modern kitchen, although there was no dishwasher. There was a separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. The large double bedrooms were both en suite, but we felt that the bathrooms could have been doing with being upgraded. The decor was lovely in the bedrooms and there was lots of storage space but we all found the beds to be hard and uncomfortable, which was a pity when everything else was so nice.
The location was very good; we were overlooking the courtyard with the restaurants and bars below, which was quite lively in the early evening but was quiet by midnight or before. It was about a seven minute walk down to the lovely marina in Duquesa but was a bit of a climb up the hill back to the apartment, which may not be suitable for everyone.
There was a welcome pack of orange juice, water, milk, tea bags, sugar and sparkling wine, which was a nice touch. It would have been handy to have had toilet roll and hand soap as we were late arriving and the nearest shop was down at the marina. We will know to bring them the next time!
We would go back to Monte Duquesa; Trish and Greg were very welcoming and were on hand every day if we needed anything. Duquesa is a lovely part of the Costa del Sol, not over-developed, yet close to all the main resorts. We even went on two bus trips to Gibraltar and Rhonda, both of which we really enjoyed.
Looking forward to going back!
Great location, nice spacious apartment and lovely, helpful people.
The apartment was clean, spacious and in a great location. The pool was great and never busy. Plus everyone we met was friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
Spacious and airy apartment
Overall we found the apartment very good with all the facilities you could need. It was light and airy, spotlessly clean and in a good location, a five minute walk down to the marina with shops bars and restaurants and a friendly bar/cafe (Kellys) on site. Our only negative is that I wouldn't recommend it in winter as the heating was not really adequate and used a lot of electricity so we were feeding the meter a lot more than you would in warmer weather. However this was not a major problem and did not really detract from our stay. The kitchen was very well equipped and the oven, washer and dryer seemed to be brand new! An unexpected bonus also was that milk water wine tea and coffee were provided so we didn't have to rush out immediately for supplies. As it was winter the pool wasn't open not that we would have used it anyway but we went to see it and it looked as if it would be really nice in the warmer months. One last slightly negative was that the TV in the lounge didn't get all the UK channels but one doesn't go on holiday to watch TV so again it was a minor thing and if you really want it the TV in the master bedroom was fine. Have only given 4 stars because of the above minor issues if there was an option I would have given 4 and a half so 9/10.
Most enjoyable stay! Loved it!
I have just had the most enjoyable stay in the Courtyard Apartment offered by Duquesa Holidays. Everything has been smooth from the first enquiry though to our departure. Trish the host in Spain was very helpful and went out of her way to make our stay our stay special. The apartments are clean, bright spacious , and are fully equipped. The pictures are nice but dont do them full justice. Thank you for a pleasant stay, we wouldnt hesitate in recommending you to our family and friends.
Brilliant, wish we could have stayed longer.
Really nice apartments very well laid out. We were met on arrival by Trish who is the Key Holder she took us up to the apartment and showed us how everything worked. The apartments are large and very well equipped. The owners also own the bar restaurant on the complex so there are people around most of the time should you need anything. We walked down to the Marina it took less than 10 minutes and would only take 2 minutes in a car, so great location. We will look to book for longer in the new year.
Nice roomy apartment but some work required in bathroom
We were a group of males on a golfing trip and had rented three apartments in the same complex, all within 50 yards of each other. These comments only apply to the apartment where I stayed.
The apartment was large, clean, spacious and very well equipped with televisions and kitchen appliances. Location was ideal for our needs.The only downside was the bathroom which had several cracked tiles and was quite unsightly around the bath. This would not put me off returning but others may be a little more fussy.
The complex was secured and also had a large pool and garden area which we made good use of.
Thank you for your comments, you will be pleased to hear that we are having new bathrooms installed across all apartments this winter.
We hope to see you again.