A corner Penthouse with huge roof terrace that gets sun all day. 2 Bedrooms include one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and twin bedroom with separate bathroom. Both bedrooms have blackout shutters for a good night's sleep! In addition to the roof terraces, there are two further large terraces. The main terrace leading off from the lounge has a gas barbecue, dining table and parasol for al fresco dining. The third, large terrace is located off the double bedroom and offers sun in the morning but shade during the heat of the day. This terrace also turns into a cosy area for evening drinks. All terraces have amazing views out to the sea, mountains and over the golf course. Free Air Conditioning is provided in the main living areas and both bedrooms along with ceiling fans. Free Wifi is available throughout. There is a large widescreen TV in the lounge with access to most UK TV channels. The modern kitchen overlooks the lounge area and has dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven/hob and large American style fridge/freezer. The Penthouse itself is located in a very secure complex with gated & 24 hour manned security. The complex includes a very large pool area with a pleasant grassed area for sunbathing located close to the penthouse. The pool complex is available from Midday to 8pm June 1st to September 30th. There is a padel tennis court available for the use of guests and rackets & balls are provided in the apartment. The beautiful and popular village of La Cala is a short walk down the hill from the complex. Within easy walking distance are perhaps 50 restaurants of all types, numerous bars and a huge, fantastic beach with golden sand, sunbeds and umbrellas. Limited watersports are available during the peak summer holiday months. The penthouse benefits from being on a hill overlooking the village so although it is walkable back up the hill it is recommended to take one of the numerous taxis in the village which costs just 6 euros (£4.50) back up to the complex gate.
- Apartment1399 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay7 nights
Penthouse with huge roof terrace, close to bars/restaurants, air con, free wifi
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Sep 2018
About Phil Ginn
We are a family of 4, living in Scotland and are regular visitors to the Costa del Sol.
Phil Ginn purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Phil Ginn chose Mijas
We have spent several years searching for the right property and location on the Costa del Sol and are delighted with both the location and property. For a family of 4, this Penthouse provides everything we want from a holiday. Lots of places for sunbathing whether that be the roof terrace, pool complex or large sandy beach. Also a huge choice of restaurants and bars of all types within walking distance. Great views from all terraces. Many great golf courses nearby. A very short drive to the busier town of Fuengirola for partying and less than 20 minutes drive to Marbella itself for shopping and entertainment. The village itself is pretty and has everything you need. It is not loud or brash and has no nightclubs, disco bars or high rise hotels but does have a very good selection of bars/restaurants and also evening entertainment in some locations.
What makes this Apartment unique
Huge roof terrace gets sun all day. Amazing, panoramic views. Walking distance to lots of bars & restaurants.
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10 amazing days
Just arrived back from this lovely townhouse situated quite high up on the outskirts of La Cala.
I have stayed in the area many times over the years but the first time in La Cala itself. The Townhouse is set on 2 living floors and a roof terrace. On the ground floor is a really well equipped kitchen with Bosch appliances, a large WC and a nice sized lounge with comfortable leather sofas and a large flat screen TV. There is also a table that will seat 4 easily. There are doors to a lovely balcony with superb views over the Mountains, La Cala and the sea, A dining table and 6 chairs make this a great Al Fresco space, there is also a large gas barbecue and a big parasol. There are steps from here leading to a large roof terrace with 4 sun beds and this really is a great pace to sunbathe as it gets the sun all day.
Downstairs are the 2 bedrooms and the 2 bathrooms, the smaller bedroom has 2 single beds and lots of wardrobe space, the main bedroom with en-suite has a large bed, again lots of wardrobe space (lots of hangers too!) and doors leading out to a lovely balcony with similar views as above and a great seating area where we spent a lot of time.
The Pool is situated very close by and is large and very peaceful. Even though we went in school holiday time it was very very quiet there and it didn't feel like we were there during peak holiday time.
The urbanisation is set on a steep road, hence the stunning views and as has been said, the walk down to La Cala is easy, the walk back!!!!!! Phew! We actually drove down to the bottom of the hill and parked in a small free carpark next to Lidl's and walked into town and then just used the car to get back up the hill. Worked really well for us.
La Cala is a beautiful small town with a great beach, narrow streets and plenty of places to eat and drink. We purposefully avoid anything British and although plenty of Brits use the area it is still very much a Spanish residency and all the better for it. If you want the British experience there is an Irish bar and restaurant next to a place called El Gusto which seemed very popular with Brits but the rest is very Spanish and there is a superb selection of Tapas and traditional Spanish restaurants. Our favourites are Tikus, Boca Arte both Tapas bars and Los Porches which is just to the right of the BP garage and is just fantastic.
Would we return? Absolutely, back in June next year hopefully. It really is a wonderful place to stay. Thanks Phil
Hi Peter. Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a thorough review which I'm sure will be very informative for future enquirers. I completely agree with you on everything you say! I hope to hear from you again for next year. Regards Phil
Great apt with fantastic views
Stayed for over two weeks had a brilliant time, we would stay here again and definitely recommend this apartment to anyone thinking of staying here! The apartment was clean, it had everything you need and the views are fantastic over looking La Cala, the golf course and the sea. We hired a car this time and were so pleased we did we visited places like El Chorro (the lakes as they are known apparently) which was brilliant and as well as Malaga, Gibraltar, Marbella! La Cala is a lovely place and we found The Times pub a really nice place to have a pint and play cards and enjoy the Sunday night quiz! Just down the road from the apartment is a Lidl supermarket and a Aldi a few minutes away which can be seen from the apartment! Like a home from home and a large fridge freezer for your beers and drinks etc. The only downside is that The WiFi was slow at times but this was no big deal to us. The sun terrace was just the right size with four sun loungers and two parasols. All in all was a great holiday, great apartment with no problems
Thanks for taking the time to do the review and delighted you enjoyed your holiday at the apartment. I’ve not heard of El Chorro so I’ll definitely find out about that! Also not yet tried the Times pub / quiz - so many places to choose from but will do that also.
We have always found the WiFi adequate for general needs including some work but I can’t pretend the Spanish WiFi is at the speeds & consistency we are used to in the uk with fibre etc.
Spacious, clean townhouse with fabulous views
We had a fantastic week in La Cala. The property was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and had everything you could possibly need. I cannot think of a single negative. We used all 3 terraces every day and the views were wonderful from each one. It takes around 10 minutes to walk downhill to the beach and another 5 minutes to the centre of the village. We used the brilliant boardwalk to walk to Calahonda everyday. The walk back up the hill to the house could be a challenge for some but we found it ok. We absolutely loved the house and La Cala. We would definitely return to both.
Glad you enjoyed La Cala and the apartment. Thanks for taking the time to review it and for your comments which will help future guests. Hope to hear from you again for any future stays in La Cala.
Modern and well equipped three floor apartment
Very comfortable bedrooms with shutters which can make them as dark as you like. The patio which led from the master bedroom was ideal for sun worshipers and also had a shaded area for those who prefer that. Superb views from all 3 floors. Good rooftop sun terrace. We made good use of the BBQ and there are plenty of television channels to choose from. It's gated complex and the apartment has deadbolts on door and a safe which made it feel very secure. A good cooker, lots of hot water and a big fridge/freezer made the small kitchen enough to satisfy 4 adults for breakfast, barbecues and snacks. We didn't hear any noise at night time.
It is a bit of a trek uphill from the nearest supermarket and, obviously, from the beach or the main restaurant/bar area but we knew that before we went and had been advised to make use of the taxis. The pool wasn't open when we were there which was a pity as it was so hot and the pool area, which was right opposite the apartment looked lovely.
La Cala is a lovely little town with a good beach and many restaurants. We would recommend Biddy Mulligans and El Gusto, completely different type of places but both very good.
All in all I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to friends or family.
Thank you so much for the comprehensive review and feedback which I’m sure will be very useful to potential renters.
Pool is seasonal and open June to September.
Excellent - very clean home from home
Excellent property - you can’t blame the owners for the weather but with dvds / books & more supplied there was still something to do
Would definitely recommend the property but not for those without transport ( however taxis are cheap )
Glad you liked the property, thanks for the review. It’s a shame about the weather, it’s been strange so far this year. A big part of the appeal is the three large sun terraces which unfortunately you can’t make much use of when it’s raining! Hope you get to come back when it’s hot & sunny. Regards Phil
Great location, well appointed, very comfortable for two couples
The property is on the hill above Mijas, with great views of the sea and the mountains. It is easy to get to the beach, shopping is nearby and it is easy to make a day trip (bus and train) to Málaga.
La Cala is in the centre of 'Costa Del Golf' with numerous golf courses within 10 minute drive.
Late check out / Early check in available on request = £50